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GENERAL. The Irish Church Bill was reported, slightly amended, and recommitted on Thursday. On the 28th it is again to be taken in committee, and the third reading is fixed for the 31st inst. The Lords, therefore, will have it in their hands in the beginning of June. What course they will adopt they do not yet appear to have decided, for a meeting of Conservative peers is to be held after the Whitsun holi- days to consider the matter. The Upper House had better beware. To suppose that the country will allow one class to reverse the policy of the nation is worse than absurd. The people have decided once for all that our policy in Ireland is to be a policy of justice, and that decision must be carried out in some way speedily. If the LORDS like to act Mrs PARTINGTON of course they must do so, and the mop will be trundled bravely, we may be sure but the Atlantic will be too many" for them.- Mr O'SULLIVAN was disposed of in the House on Tuesday. There was a large gathering of members and visitors, and a scene worth seeing was anticipated, but the Mayor of CORK resigned, the Bill for removing him was virtually withdrawn and Mr O'SULLIVAN retires into private life. Nomorenotice will be taken of him unless he demands the attention of the Government. —In the House the same evening Mr KNATCH- BULL-HUGESSEN introduced his Bill for establishing County Financial Boards. Acting on the principles, first that there was no great cause for complaint in the working of thp. present system, and second, that the ratepayers reasonably demanded that representation and taxation should go together, he proceeded to sketch his Bill. Dividing the business transacted at Quarter Sessions into two parts, judicial and administrative, he proposed to leave the former to the magistrates and the latter to a board of representatives, consisting of justices of the peace, ex-officio, and elected members, the number to be regulated according to the valuation of the unions, and being, Mr KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN calculates, about one to five in proportion to the magistrates. A union with a gross estimated rental of 250,000 is to send one representative of over 2150,000, four, which is to be the highest number sent. In Wales, however, the rental of the unions is to be taken at 225,000 instead of 250,000. The Bill was generally approved, though to us the represen- tative element appears too weak. Mr WARD-HUNT, the Con- servative farmers' friend, was the only opponent of change. —The Permissive Bill, in which many of our readers take a deep interest, came on for its second reading on Wednes- day, and was defeated by 193 to 87. Mr BRUCE opposed it on the ground that the regulation and not the prohibi- tion of public-houses was the proper policy, and promised a comprehensive measure next session. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN was one of the supporters of the Bill-One of those disgraceful outbursts of virulence which sometimes proceed even from noble lords characterized the proceed- ings of the House of Lords on Thursday. Lord RUSSELL opened the debate by a most uncalled-for attack upon the Government, for prudently refraining from referring to the Irish land question in anyway until they can deal with it effectively. His lordship, who ought to have known better, also attacked Mr BRIGHT, and altogether made a display which showed conclusively that he did wisely in keeping out of the present Government. Lord GRANVILLE answered him with becoming reti- cence, and then Lord DERBY delivered himself of a petty tirade against Mr BRIGHT, whose name he dared to mention in connection with Mr O'SULLIVAN'S. One of the reports states that Mr BRIGHT was listening to the debate and quietly remarked that if he were a member of the House they would not talk about him in that way. Mr BRIGHT needs no defence against the Earl of DERBY.— There was a useful and interesting discussion on pauperism in the House of Commons on Monday. Amongst the suggestions made was the provision of separate buildings for the able-bodied and the infirm poor. -Mr HORSMAN (who was supportedby the Conservatives) has been elected for laiskeard by a majority of eighty- three over Sir FRANCIS LTCETT, both Liberals; and Mr GUEST (Liberal) has beaten his Conservative opponent at Youghal by two.—Col. MELLER 4Couservative), and Mr POCHIN (Liberal) have both been unseated at Stafford, the former for bribery and the latter for intimidation; both sides to bear their own costs. The judge said he believed Mr POCHIN honesu; endeavoured to make the election a pure one, and he did not believe that Col. MELLER was personally cognizant ofcorra;ption.-The Prince and Princess of WALES returned home on Wednesday.-Some excitement has been caused by a letter of Mr GOLD WIN SMITH'S, in which, while not anticipating war between this country and America, he discourages emigration i because of the possibility of a rupture after Mr SUMNER'S speech. -It is most positively asserted, however, in well- nformed quarters, that a rupture is most improbable, although the settlement of the Alabama dispute may be indefinitely postponed. r.
LOCAL. The Aberystwyth Town Council, we are glad to see, have resolved to take immediate steps for putting the Town Hall in a proper condition externally and internally. A suggestion to postpone the matter until the proposed alterations in the assize circuits were made known was not entertained, the Council very properly considering that the hall needed repairs and alterations independently of the assize question. The scheme of the committee was approved of, and, as far as we can judge, we think they have gone to work in a sensible manner and prepared a good, practical plan. Progress was reported in connection with the University College for Wales at a committee meeting held at Aberyst- wyth last week. The movement appears to be winning more support from the influential men of the Principality, and the secretary, Mr CHARLES, states that he has met with much success in the large towns, and that many of the Welsh members are favourably disposed towards the undertaking. The completion of the splendid building which has been secured for the institution is to be pro- ceeded with immediately. What is literally a hair-breadth escape is reported from the neighbourhood of Dolgelley. A man was lying on the rails when a train approached, and the wheels of the engine, we read, actually cut some of his hair off with- out injuring him. Why he chose his perilous bed is not clearly shown. The last report of the REGISTRAR-GENERAL shows a con- siderable increase of deaths at Bala in the first quarter of the present year, as compared with the same period last year- 45 compared with 26, not much less than double. The reason ought to be enquired into. At Dolgelley there was a slight increase, from 74 to 80, and at Corwen there was a decrease, from 92 to 8L At Pwllheli, again, there was an increase of 5, while at Carnarvon the large and steady decrease since 1867 is remarkable. In that year the number of deaths was 285, in 1868 it was 238, in 1869, it had fallen to 189. Our readers will remember the stand which Mr BREESE aid other gentlemen made against the magistrates' order for a considerable sum of money required to remunerate the special constables appointed at the last election in Carnarvonshire. The magistrates had put the county to the most unnecessary expense, and done it, too, Mr BREESE asserted, in an illegal manner. The question has now come before the Queen's Bench, and the justices are to show cause why their order should not be quashed. The gentlemen who have pressed the matter to this point deserve the gratitude of the ratepayers. In another column we give a summary of evidence given before the Elections Committee, and affecting the question of electoral purity in the Principality. If this is to be taken as a sample of the statements made, the committee will Wea Wi time of it in coining to a conclusion. One of the witnesses appeared to be charmingly Innocent of all objectionable knowledge on the one side, and keenly alive objectionable knowledge on the one side, and keenly alive to it on the other. He had never known cases of land- lords' intimidation; on the contrary, the voters were proud of their colours, and not inclined to secret voting. < The clergymen of the Church of England simply used their legitimate influence as private gentlemen, while Dis- senting ministers were guilty of conduct very different from theirs, and the members of Dissenting" flocks" were induced by fearful threats to vote for the Liberal candi- dates. The other witness had seen quite a different side to the picture, and reversed almost everything that his predecessor in the box had said. We can safely leave our readers to judge between them. To accuse Dissenting ministers of threatening voters with everlasting punish- ment is just on a par with calling Mr GLADSTONE the DeviL DeviL In the division on Mr AYTOUN'S amendment on the Maynooth Compensation Clause on Thursday week, the following sixteen of the twenty-three Welsh Liberal members voted with the Government':— Mr R. Davies Mr Dillwyn Col. Edwardes Mr Fothergill Sir J. Hanmer Mr W. B. Hughes Marquis of Hartington Sir T. D. Lloyd Mr G. 0. Morgan Mr H. Richard Mr E. M. Richards Mr Sartoris Col. Stepney Mr Tracy Mr H. H. Vivian Mr W. Williams Of the remaining seven, two, Mr D. WILLIAMS and Col. STUART, were kept away by illness, and four, LORD HYDE, Lord R. GROSVENOR, Mr C. M. TALBOT, and Mr JONES- PARRY, paired for the Bill. Though the name of Mr STANLEY is absent from this division, he voted with the Government in a previous division on the same clause the same ev.ening. The way in which the Welsh Brigade has behaved all through the battle is a matter for congra- tulation.
Local and District. ————————————————————— COMMISSIONS SIGNED BY LORDS-LIEUTENANT. -Denbigh- shire, Royal Militia: P. H. Humberstone, Gent., to be Lieutenant. Merionethshire, Royal Militia: C. E. M. Edwards to be Lieutenant, vice Hamilton, resigned.— [Memorandum: Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept the resignation of the commission held by Lieut. Sir E. A. Hamilton, Bart., in the Royal Merionethshire Militia.] Shropshire, 3rd R. V.C.: J. Bromfield to be Honorary Assistant Surgeon. 12th (Wem) R.V.C.: Ensign Thomas Gough, to be Lieutenant, vice Barker, deceased.—Dated, 6th May, 1869. PETITIONS PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT. -Against the Post-office Savings Banks Amendment Bill, by Mr Watkin Williams, from Denbigh and Wrexham; Mr Hanbury Tracy, from Machynlleth; Mr G. Osborne Morgan, from Llangollen, Dolgelley, and Bala; Mr Ormsby Grore, from Denbigh and Whitchurch. In favour of the Permissive Bill, by Mr G. Osborne Morgan, from St. Martins; Mr E. M. Richards, from Aberdovey. In favour of exempt- ing Sunday and Ragged Schools from poor rates, by Mr Ormsby Gore, from the Oswestry Sunday School Union. THE SPECIAL CONSTABLES.—THE QUEEN 1'. THE JUSTICES OF CARNARVON.—In the Court of Queen's Bench last week, Mr Poland, in moving this rule, said it involved a point of considerable importance with reference to the appointment of special constables in cases of emer- gency during elections. At the last election for Carnar- von some boys were summoned before the magistrate for an assault which took place whilst one of the candidates (the Lord Lieutenant's son) was canvassing. The boys were bound over to keep the peace, but it was considered advisable to appoint special constables, and they accord- ingly ordered the chief constable to appoint 400, which was afterwards increased to 1,000. An order had been made upon the county treasurer fortl,025 4s. 5d. for ex- penses that had been incurred. The objection was that the appointment of special constables was illegal. It should have been by precept and not by an order of justices, and on an information that a riot or tumult was apprehended, and that the ordinary police force was insufficient. The learned counsel moved for a rule, calling upon the justices to show cause why an order made by them should not be brought up to be quashed on the ground of want of juris- diction. Rule granted. A rule was also granted in eleven other similar cases. j
ABERYSTWYTH. ERRATUM.—In the report of the Commissioners'meeting last week, the Clerk was made to say that Captain Jones wished to be released as one of sureties of the late Richard Samuel; it should have been the late William Rice, a col- lector of the Commissioners' rates, who died about twelve months ago, and not Richard Samuel, as stated. COUNTY POLICE BUSINESS, SATURDAY.—Before Lewis Pugh Pugh, Esq., and T. Jones, Esq. Assault by a Husband.-Thomas Edwards, publican, Pwll Simon, was charged with assaulting his wife Catherine Edwards, on the 3rd of May.—Complainant said her husband came home about five o'clock the previous Monday afternoon, and struck her a blow over the eye which made the blood flow. She was insensible for some time from the effects of the blow. Defendant also called her a She did not know how many times he struck her; but she was in fear of defendant doing her some bodily harm, and she was afraid of sleeping in the house by herself. -Defendant cross-examined his wife at some length, during which she denied pulling his whiskers, or picking up stones to throw at him. She sent her son for Supt. Lloyd. The reason she went to defendant was that he said he had got some meat for her. She admitted throwing clay at defendant after he struck her. She denied striking defendant on the lip and leaving a mark there.—In answer to the Bench witness said defendant had no occupation when she was married; up to that time she was well off but he had since ruined her.—Thomas Davies, a son of the last witness, said his step-father came home on Monday, and after being in the house a short time went into the field. Witness's mother sent him to go and see if defendant had some meat with him; witness went for the meat and defendant told him to send his mother for it; witness went and told his mother and on her going up to defendant he struck her in the face and she fell on the ground, the blood running from her lips.—Cross-examined: Mother was preparing your tea when you went out. You said here is the ment for you, you old -The Bench considered the case proved, and bound defendant over to keep the peace for twelve months and ordered him to find sureties.
REVIEW OF THE CARDIGANSHIRE MILITIA. The review of the Cardiganshire Royal Militia, which assembled at Aberystwyth, took place on Friday (yester- day), before Col. Sir Edward Campbell, Bart. This militia assembled for training on the 20th of April, and, on the whole, they are a better body of men than last year, the number being increased by about thirty. The weather has not been very favourable for the training; but, notwithstanding the inclemency and other drawbacks, the men acquitted themselves creditably yes- terday, and in a manner which reflected the highest praise on the officers, both commissioned and non-com- missioned. The general conduct of the men during the training has been very good, and we were glad to observe the absence of the foolish midnight freaks which are generally resorted to by this class of men, and of which other places frequently complain. The provisions for the regiment were supplied by Messrs W. and G. Davies, Little Darkgate-street, and the meat by-Mr David Jones, butcher, of the same street, both of which gave general satisfaction. Yesterday morning opened rather cloudy, but notwithstanding the threatening state of the elements a large number assembled to witness the review. The regiment paraded on the barrack-square at ten a.m. in heavy marching order, and at eleven in the drill-field, where the reviewing officer was received with a general salute. The number of men on the field was 228, with the fol- lowing officers: Lieutenant-Colonel Pryse, Captain G. E. Lloyd Phillips, Captain Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., Goger- ddan; Captain A. Richards, Penglaise; Lieutenant C. Longcroft, Lieutenant G. G. Williams, Lieutenant H. C. Fryer, Surgeon T. James, Captain and Adjutant C. B. Lewis. The reviewing officer minutely inspected the line, after which the men broke into open column and marchedpast in quick time, in open and quarter distance column. They again formed line, when Captain Phillips put them through the manual and platoon exercise. Lieutenant- Colonel Pryse then put the men through several battalion and light infantry movements. At the conclusion Colonel CAMPBELL addressed the men, and complimented them on the way in which they had performed the different movements, and also upon their appearance. During the training the officers have messed at the Belle Vue Hotel, and we may add that the terrace has presented quite a lively appearance during the time, doubtless an additional attraction being the militia band, which, thanks to the officers and Bandmaster Kain, per- formed opposite the BVe Vue each evening. The regi- ment will disperse to-day (Saturday).
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY.—Present: J. Matthews, Esq., Mayor (in the chair); Aldermen T. Jones and J. Davies; Councillors G. T. Smith. D. Williams, J. Pell, J. Rees, T. O. Morgan, Philip Williams, and R. Morris; Mr Parry, town clerk; Mr Atwood, assistant clerk; and Mr Szlumper, engineer. The minutes of last meeting having been read, Mr ATWOOD said he had received a letter from Mr Seddon, with reference to the lease for the new buildings, stating that he would attend on the 20th. The CLERK thought it would be best to hold the Council meetings on a Thursday. If they met on Tuesday, that was the day of the Commissioners' meeting, and Wednes- day again was the magistrates' meeting, and the last meeting of the Council which was held on that day put the Council to considerable inconvenience. It was unanimously agreed that the meetings of the Council should in future be held on Thursday. The second notice on the agenda was taken first, which was-" To take into consideration an application made by Miss Margaret Roberts, Marine-terrace, for a building lease to be granted to her, of a piece of land abutting on Queen's-road. Mr JONES (architect) attended and explained to the Board the application. A long discussion took place on the subject, during which Mr PELL proposed that the application for a lease of the ground be granted, but not for building purposes. The MAYOR asked if any gentleman would second Mr Pell's proposition to which several members replied that they did not understand what portion of the land was wanted, and asked that the matter might be adjourned until the Board had seen the piece of land. This request was complied with, |
THE TOWN HALL. The MAYOR said the next business was to receive'the re- port of the Town Hall committee. Mr PELL read the following report:— To Messrs the Mayor and Council of the Borough, Town, and Liberties of Aberystwyth,- Gentlemen,—We, the undersigned, being a committee for the purpose of enquiring into the cost of altering the Town Hall, for rendering it more fitted to the wants and requirements of our town, have given the matter our most careful consideration, and we herewith make the following suggestions for its improvement, both internally for the use of public buildings, and county and other courts, and externally to complete it in accordance with the early desire of the Corporation. Your committee have studiously avoided any expense for orna- mentation, believing the simplicity and the massiveness which the original design contemplated will render your hall in every respect worthy of the Corporation, and remove what has been (by most of us) felt as a reflection om our town from the un- finished state of such an important public building. The estimated cost of the outside of the building in best Port- land cement over both sides and front, and taking down present cement, washing inside of boundary walls, cementing outside of same, draining beneath building into main sewers, ceiling under hall, plastering four celis, flooring them witi asphalte flagging corridor from cells and stairs up to prisoners' dock, 2400; alter- ing and removing fittings inside the hall, building gallery with portions of same, erecting five water closets in various parts, in accordance with a design which your committee approve, pre- pared by the late Mr George Clinton, architect, for assize courts at Cardiff, and carrying out the alterations as shewn on the plan, the woodwork of the body of the hall being pitch pine, plain and varnished (the value of existing materials £50, de- ducted) £ 350; papering, painting, and furnishing rooms, £ 100— total, £ 850. Your committee desire to submit the late Mr Clinton's plan as in every way most suitable, and have not incurred any expense by availing themselves of an architect's assistance. The only portion of the building which your committee don't touch are the front rooms into Queens's-square in the North wing, which are proposed to be used as a Town Clerks office and strong room, and will entail a slight additional expense whenever the corporation shall desire to so ultilize them. In conclusion your committee beg to assure the corporation that these estimates have been carefully examined and may be relied upon, but for obvious reasons no more details have been supplied, although yourcommittee can explain and furnish them when required. We are gentlemen, your most obedient servants. JOHN MATTHEWS, Mayor, THOS. JONES, Alderman, JOHN DAVIES, Alderman, G. T. SMITH, Councillor, JONATHAN PELL, Councillor. Alderman T. JONEs-We ought to have the treasurer here to know the extent of our purse. The CLERK-I don't think we can adopt the report. Mr PELL—No; it will be best for us to await the decision of the judical commission, who are at present enquiring into the Assize question; and I suggest that the report be received. Alderman T. JONEs-Something ought to be done speedily to restore the Town Hall, for it is in a fearful state, both externally and internally; for instance the water has never been conveyed to the closets. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS moved that the report be received and entered upon the minutes. This was seconded by Mr J. REES. The CLERK—Don't you think an estimate had better be prepared of the cost of repairing the part owned by the county, and also that used by the County Court. Mr PELL—We shall have to do something to it this year. Mr G. T. SMITH—Yes, or you will shortly have to add 2200 more to that estimate. Alderman T. JONEs-The rooms are in a most filthy state, and the basement is made a receptacle for fowls, &c. Mr G. T. SMITH-We went into the best room in the building, and there found a load of coals an the floor. Mr PELL thought the best way would be to carry out this plan, supposing the assizes did not come here. (Hear, hear.) The hall was wanted for County Courts and public meetings. The CLERK—What should we be likely to receive from the County Court towards the proposed alteration ? Alderman T. JONES-I waited upon Mr Johnes at the last court, and the answer he gave me was, that he was obliged to put up with many a worse building than this. Mr ATWOOD—-The building ought at any rate to be properly kept. The MAYOR—Something must be done for any person coming inside the hall would say it was badly kept, and persons looking at the hall from outside would say it was in a most fearful state for a public building. Alderman T. TO.NES-The front of the building wants repairing very much. The MAYOR thought the only way to have it done was to raise a light borough rate for the purpose. Mr D. WILLIAMS—The present state of the building is perfectly disgraceful, and I don't think the inhabitants would grumble at a light rate for the purpose of repairing the hall. Mr PELL said that 2400 would complete all the external alterations. The CLERK-As our finances are at present in a low state, I don't see what we can do unless it is by a rate, a& suggested by the Mayor. Mr D. WILLIAMS—I think the ratepayers will grumble if we don't do something to the hall. A short discussion ensued as to the mode of raising the rate, from which it appeared it would have to be received with the poor rates. It was also thought that the amount stated in the report by the committee would cover the ex- pense of the alteration, and it would be a saving of time to adopt the report. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS accordingly coupled with his former proposition—"That the report with some slight alterations be received, adopted, and carried out as soon as possible. This was also seconded by Mr J. REES, and carried unanimously. The subject was then adjourned until the 20th inst.
WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The next business was to considr an application made by the Wesleyan Methodists for the purpose of the rever- sion of their schoolroom in Moor-street. A petition asking for the same, signed by the trustees, class leaders, &c., was then read by the Clerk. The CLERK explained that this was an application to the Council for the purchase of the reversion of the land upon which the present Sunday-school, in Moor-street, stood. upon which the present Sunday-school, in Moor-street, stood. The plans of the-proposed new building to be erected were then handed in by the Rev. E. Richards, Welsh Wesleyan minister. Mr G. T. SMITH said there could be no doubt that this school had done a greait deal of good in the neighbourhood where it was situated, as there was no school anywhere near, previously to the erection of the one in Moor-atreet; and the present attendance was very good. He thought the Council ought in every way to aid religious bodies in any alterations or improvements, no matter what sect or creed they belonged to and he had much pleasure in pro- posing that the present application be granted. He might also state that if the application was granted, the altera- tions would be made subject to plans approved of by the Council Alderman T. JONES said he was most happy to second the proposition, and in doing so, fully agreed with Mr Smith, and endorsed his remarks. This was carried unanimously. Mr PELL remarked that he had no doubt the proposed alteration would be a public benefit, and an ornament to that part of the town where it was situated.
THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE. Mr SZLUMPER in answer to the Clerk said he had advertised for tenders as requested. The CLERK thought it would be best to carry out the suggestion made at their last meeting, with reference to the 21,700 being placed in one of the banks to the credit of the slaughter house committee. If that were done there would be no fear of any holes being made in the 21,700. It would be a disgrace if that money were touched for any other purpose than the slaughter house, as it had been obtained expressly for that purpose. Alderman T. JONES—There can be no two opinions about your suggestion, Mr Parry. Mr PELL—I believe the treasurer told us at the last meeting that the money was lodged in the bank. The CLERK said he had prepared some resolutions with reference to this matter, which were as follows That the treasurer do within seven days place in one of the Aberystwyth Banks the sum of £1,700 to the credit of the slaugh- ter house committee, viz., John Matttews, Esq., (Mayor), Thos. Jones and John Davies, Esqrs. (Aldermen), and Richard Roberts, Esq. (Councillor), to be from time to time paid out on cheqpos, signedby the said committee, or any two of them. That inasmuch as there are costs and charges due from the Town Council to Messrs Atwood, Hughes, and Thomas, in re- spect of the said sum of £ 1,500 part of the said of £ 1,700; and £ -2,900 heretofore borrowed from Robert Edward, gentleman; they or-ler that the Town Clerk request Messrs Atwood, Hughes, and Thomas to deliver to him within fourteen days, the particu- lars of such costs and charges, in order that the same may be enquired into and the amount due forthwith discharge^. Alderman T. JONES proposed, and Mr G. T. SMITH seconded, and it was carried unanimously, that the resolu- tions be adopted.
MORE MONEY. Mr VAUGHAN, Town Surveyor, said he wanted £50, to go on with the new road by the quarry. The CLERK said he would see the treasurer about the matter. Mr VAUGHAN said if there was no money the men had better be stopped, for the last fortnight's wages had not been paid.
THE MILL LEAT. This question was taken last, and as it was the wish of the council that what passed should be private the repor- ters were asked to retire. The next meeting is to be held on the 12th inst. BOROUGH POLICE BUSINESS, SATURDAY.—Before J. Davies, Esq. Disorderly character. -Elizabeth Hughes, Llanbadarn, was brought up in custody and charged with being dis- orderly in the street the previous night.—Serjeant Evans stated that he saw the prisoner with some militia men, near the railway station, about eleven o'clock on Friday night. They were making a disturbance in the street. They went towards Little Darkgate-street. Prisoner was a common prostitute, and witness had repeatedly seen her about the town late at night.—P.C. Davies stated that he saw prisoner in Queen-street very late on Friday night. She was with some militia men, and they were making a disturbance.—Prisoner, who was but seventeen years of age, pleaded hard for forgiveness, and promised not to offend again. — She was severely repremanded and dis- charged on promising not to repeat the offence. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before J. Matthews, Esq., Mayor, and T. Jones, Esq. Master and Servant.-Adjourned Case.-This case, which was adjourned from the last Petty Sessions, was a charge against Richard Jones, Princess-street, for neglecting the service of his master, Mr R. Rees, plasterer, Queen's- square.—Mr Crealock for defendant; Mr A. Hughes for complainant.—Mr Rees said he engaged defendant as a plasterer in February, 1867.—He continued in witness's service until last October, when witness gave defendant notice that he should reduce his wages, and the old agree- ment was entered into, viz., that defendant was to give witness a fortnight's notice before leaving. He left wit- ness's service on the 14th April, and did not return.—Cross- examined He was to remain in my service until a fortnight's notice was given.—Defendant was examined, and stated that in October last Mr Rees reduced his (wit- ness's) wages from 21 2s. to 21. On that occasion work was short. Mr Rees had told witness, when the work was slack, that he (witness) could take other work if it was offered to him. On the 14th of April Mr Rees stopped wit- ness working, stating that the men were going to the races. This was the day of the races. Witness went up Terrace- road, and met Mr Griffiths the plasterer. In answer to some questions put by Mr Griffiths, witness said there was no work at Rees's. There was work going on belonging to Rees, if witness should have it. Witness understood when he was sent away on the 14th that he was dismissed.— Cross-examined by Mr A. Hughes: When Mr Rees asked me if I would go to the races, I said I would rather work. There were two men working on the terrace that day. Mr Rees's father did not tell me to go to the work on the terrace. I have never been up for deserting service before. Fifteen shillings of my wages was once deducted for leaving my master's service.—Mr Rees Rees, sen., said defendant was working for him on the day of the races up to about twelve o'clock. Witness told defendant to go and work at the Queen's in the afternoon.—Cross- examined by Mr Crealock: Defendant was under my orders, and I could send him where I liked.—Mr Crealock contended that the contract entered into in October last was void under the statute of frauds, as the contract, which was intended to be for longer than twelve months, ought to be in writing; and it had been proved that the contract was a verbal one.— Mr Thomas, magistrates' clerk, quoted from "Chitty on Contracts," in which it was stated that in cases like the present the statute of frauds did not apply, and there was no occasion for the contract to be in writing.—Mr Crea- lock said that from the evidence of the defendant he (defendant) considered himself discharged, and under those circumstances the Bench could not convict the defendant. There was another point which Mr Crealock raised, which was, that under the contract Mr Rees agreed to pay defendant his wages, whether he had work or not; this had not been done, as defendant's wages were de- ducted.—Mr Hughes said that defendant had admitted having previously lost time. Mr Rees was willing to pay defendant his wages if he would go back.—The Mayor said they were of opinion that the point raised by Mr Crealock that the agreement should have been in writing was a very weak one. If there had been an agreement, it had been tampered with to such an extent that the agree- ment was void. Under these circumstances the case would be dismissed. Caution to Guano Merchants.—Mr Scott, of the firm of Lawson and Scott, Aberystwyth, dealers in guano, &c., was charged by Sergt. Evans, inspector of nuisances, with depositing artificial manure, &c., on certain premises in High-street, so as to be a nuisance, on the 11th inst.—Mr Crealock, for the defendant, admitted the fact, but con- tended that there were other parties in the town keeping ng the same material, and it was invidious to select one person in the trade whilst the other persons were allowed to carry it on.—The Clerk said the information was laid by parties living in the neighbourhood. —Mr Crealock said that all the persons carrying on the trade should be sum- moned.—The Clerk thanght the manure ought to be kept out of the town, near the old Cupola, or somewhere where access by carts could be obtained.—Mr W. J. Davies (who was in court) It ought- not to be allowed in the town it is not allowed to go within the town of Shrewsbury.—Mr Crealock, on behalf of the inspector, said that private parties did not like to make these complaints, and it was nothing but right that the inspector should see to the nui- sance. Mr Crealock then mentioned to the inspector several parties who had the manure on their premises. Mr Crealock asked for time to remove the manure, as Mr Scott had about fifty tons on the premises.—The neigh- bours flocked to the court and made great complaints of the stench arising from this artificial manure, and hoped their worships would order its immediate removal.—The Bench ordered defendant to have the manure removed by Thursday night. A Row. -Charles Price, rag merchant, Great Darkgate- street, was charged by Elizabeth Morris, with using threatening language to her, and making a disturbance in her house on the 10th. -Complainant. saad she wished de- fendant to be prohibited from annoying her. He came to her house, and was for everlasting making a disturb- ance and frightening her, by going into her house at un- timely hours. She sent for the police and gave him in charge.—Defendant made a long statement, from which it appeared there was some difference of accounts between him and complainant, and he went to her on the 10th to have some settlement, when she sent for a policeman, and gave defendant in charge. -P.C. Davies (24) said he heard Mrs Morris order defendant to leave the house, but he refused; she asked defendant several times in the hearing of witness to leave the house, and as defendant refused to do so, Mrs Morris gave him in charge.—Defendant was bound over to keep the-peace for six months. A Nuisance.—Jane Owen, Bridge-street, and John Richards, labourer, Trefechain, were charged with carting away manure after prohibited hours on the 4th instant. Mr Crealock appeared for both defendants, and said the offence was admitted, but it was really the fault of the person who had engaged'to cart awaythe manure.—A fine- of 6s., costs included, was ordered to be paid by the defendants. The Wrong Side of the-Street.—James Fisher, carrier, Mill-street, was charged by Sergeant Evans with neglect- ing to keep the near or left side of the street. This case was adjourned until next Wednesday. Another Nuisance. -Edward Jenkins, Great Darkgate- street, Aberystwyth, cowkeeper, was charged with de- positing manure in the street during prohibited hours, on the 11th instant.—Sergeant Evans proved seeing the manure on the street, opposite defendant's house.—The case being admitted, defendant was find 2s. 6d., and the costs. A Remand.-A tramp, who gave his name as Thomas Smith, was brought up in custody on suspicion of stealing a bundle of clothes.—Sergeant Evans asked for a remand' in' order that the defendant might be sent down to the Aberayron Petty Se uional Division.—The Bench granted' thAt application, This terminated the proceedings.
LLAISILAR. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, 7th instant.— G. W. Parry, Esq., James Davies, Esq., and Lewis Pugh Pugh, Esq. Neighbours' Quarrel.—Joel Rowlands and Mary Hughes were charged with using abusive language to Margaret Edwards on the 25th of March. This case, which bad been adjourned from the previous meeting, appeared to be .,1 a quarrel between the complainant and defendants, who> were neighbours.—The complainant stated that on the- 25th of March defendant, Mary Hughes, came into her house and made use of abusive and insulting language to her (complainant), and threatened to strike her and burn the house down.—Complainant admitted that the defend- ant, Joel Rowlands, was present all the time but did not interfere.—Elizabeth Morgans said she was present when the rjw between complainant and the defendant Hughes took place. Defendant threatened to burn the house down if complainant did not leave the premises.—Joel Rbwlands said he went with: the defendant, Mary Hughes,- who is his landlady, to take-possession of the house occu- pied by the complainant. Mary Hughes went in the house but witness remained outside. He heard a great row between the women who were calling one another names. The Bench dismissed the case against Joel Row. lands, and the defendant, Mary Hughes, was bound over to keep the peace for twelve months; her husband becom- ing surety. Trespassing after Wood. Margaret Williams was aharged with stealing wood out of a cover belonging to Col. Powell on the 9th of April.—Walter Simon, game- keeper to Col. Powell, said he saw defendant in a rookery belonging to CoL Powell on the 9th of April. She took a bundle of sticks with her out of the wood, some of which were broken from off the trees. Defendant had been pre- viously caught in the wood, but no proceedings were then taken, as she promised not to repeat the offence. Colonel Powell did not wish to press the case, but had brought it forward as a caution to others who frequented the wood and frightened the game.—The Bench took a lenient view of the case and fined defendant Is., and the costs, 5s. 6d. Charge of Trespassing on the Bailway. -John Phillips, Dolgoed, was charged- with trespassing on the Manchester and Milford Railway on the 27th of April.—Thos. Owen, inspector of the permanent way, stated that he saw de- fendant enter the Dolgoed farm yard from the main line of the Manchester and Milford Railway on the 27th ult. Witness had seen defendant trespassing on the line several times before, and defendant had also been cautioned by Mr Szlumper.—David Owen, a ganger on the line, stated that he had repeatedly cautioned defendant not to tres- pass on the line.-The Bench did not consider that the charge against defendant for trespassing on the 27th ult. had been proved, and the case was dismissed.
NON PAYMENT OF RATES" Richard Evans, was charged by the overseer of the parish of Llanafan, with refusing to pay rates which had amounted to 22 9s. lid. —David Jones, the assistant over- seer, stated that he had asked defendant for the amount several times, but it had never been paid.—Defendant was ordered to pay the rate at once, and in default a distress warrant would be issued. Rowland Rowlands, Tynrhyd, was charged with refus- ing to pay 25 3s. Id., due for rates to the overseer of the parish of Llanbadarn-Upper. -Thomas Morgan, assistant overseer, proved the case, and a distress warrant was issued. There were several other parties similarly summoned, but the cases were compromised before coming into court. This terminated the business.
LAMPETER. POLICE BUSINESS, SATURDAY. the Very Rev. DrLlewelin, W. Jones, Esq. (Llwynygroes), and Thomas J. Hughes, Esq. (Castelldu).
DARING ROBBERY. A tramp, giving the name of William Smith, was brought up in the custody of P.C. T. Thomas, and charged with breaking into the shop of Mr Evan Davies, watch- maker, Lampeter, and stealing therefrom three watches and one watchcase, value 210, on the 6th instant. From the evidence taken it appeared that prisoner was walking up the street on the 6th instant, and in passing the shop of Mr Davies very coolly broke two panes of glass in the window, and made off with the articles named. He was immediately pursued, and on seeing that to escape capture was impossible prisoner threw the watches with great force to the ground. He was then apprehended and locked up. From enquiries made by the police it was found that prisoner committed a similar offence at Aber- ayron last summer. After hearing the evidence the magistrates committed prisoner to take his trial at the next quarter sessions.
MACHYNLLETH. MEDICAL.—At the examination, held at the termination of the winter session of the Ledwick College of Medicine and Surgery, Dublin, we are glad to find the first prize in anatomv was awarded to Mr Rowland Pryce, formerly a pupil oi Mr Hugh Lloyd, surgeon, Machynlleth.
BORTH. NEW ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. This exceedingly neat and commodious sanctuary is gradually advancing towards completion. It is a Gothic building (early English) and when finished will prove quite an ornament to the place. It was commenced early in July last, and is calculated to seat about 260 adults. The contract price is 9650, exclusive, it appears, of glass for the windows and a heating apparatus. To arrange for these two particulars a meeting of the committee took place on Monday last; present, the Rev. W. Williams (minister of the church at Borth and Clarach) in the chair, Rev. David Rees, Talybont, Dr Morris Jones, Aberystwyth, Mr John Rees, draper, Aberystwyth, and Mr George Jones, architect. The Chairman said the ob- ject of the meeting was chiefly to consider what steps to take with regard to the glass for the windows, and the heating apparatus, and called upon Mr George Jones to explain the matter. The architect described the character of the glass, as well as the heating apparatus, and said the glass in question had to be specially prepared by Mr Bell, and that the expense would be about 960, and it could not be done better or cheaper by any house in the trade. He assured the friends it should be done at the lowest possible price. The heating apparatus was also fully ex- plained, and would exceed 220, including the fixing. One of the friends said he presumed the lighting and heating were not anticipated when the work was begun, otherwise it would probably have been included in the original contract. Mr John Rees questioned the utility of the heating apparatus, and said there were very few of the chapels so furnished throughout the country. He thought the great desideratum was an increase in these days of Welsh fire. Dr Morris Jones enquired when it was likely the chapel would be ready for use, as the visitors would soon be at all the watering places. The architect thought the time agreed upon would terminate in July, and that there was every probability it would be ready for use before that time. He promised he would do all he in his power to push on the work to a completion. The adoption of the architect's recommendation in respect to the glass and heating apparatus was proposed by Mr John Rees and seconded by Dr Morris Jones, with a special request that the building be completed with the least possible delay. After a few complimentary remarks in reference to the style and general appearance of the new chapel, a vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by the Rev. David Rees and seconded by Mr George Jones, and the meeting terminated.
PONTERWYD. SERIOUS CHARGE OF STABBING.—David Jenkins, a farmer's son, living at Blaenllewernog, was brought up on remand at Messrs Hughes's office, on Monday last, be- fore Lewis Pugh Pugh, Esq., and T. Jones, Esq., and charged with stabbing a man named John Hughes, living at Pantyrofa, Ponterwyd, on the 1st of May. Dr Row- lands stated that the man Hughes was not able to attend in consequence of the injuries received. No further evi- dence was taken, but it appears that the prisoner and the man Hughes bad a quarrel on the 1st of May, during which prisoner stabbed Hughes several times with a pocket knife; and he now lies in a precarious state from the injuries inflicted by the prisoner. Prisoner was fur- ther remanded to the 18th inst., bail being accepted for his appearance.
LLWYNGWRIL. AMATEUR CONCERT-—Monday last was a day looked forward to with pleasurable anxiety by the inhabitants of this village, in consequence of the amateur concert for the benefit of Mr Richard Jones, National schoolmaster, being fixed to take place on the' evening of that day. Fortu- nately the weather was exceedingly fine, and many from the neighbouring villages attended. The schoolroom was well filled by the principal families of the vicinity. The Rev. J. E. Davies kindly presided. The instrumental portions of the programme were remarkably well executed by Mr J. Goodman Humphreys, of Llanegryn. The part songs were well sang by Messrs Richard Jones and Griffith Williams. The singing of the Llwyngwril choir was de- serving of the highest praise, and great credit is due to Mr R. Jones for the efficient manner in which they executed the different pieces. Mr E. Ylltyr Williams was encored in the song "Llewan Llwyd." Evan Benwyn," with banjo accompaniment, by Mr Humphreys, was a rich musical treat, and was vociferously en:cored. Mr Hugh Thomas Griffiths gave Y nhw," which called forth rapturous applause from the audience. In fact all the solos were sung with much taste and precision. The National Anthem" closed one of the most pleasant entertainments ever known in this pretty little village.. We hope to have many more such pleasant and amusing, evenings during the comics' season.
CAERSWS. GUN ACCIDENT.—An accident of a serious nature oc- curred on Saturday evening from the explosion of a gun. Mr Wileox, the station master, was rook shooting with some friends in Carnedd wood, when the fowling-piece which he* was carrying, an old one, suddenly exploded, and completely shattered his left hand. He was at once conveyed home, and the services of Dr Parry having been called into requisition it was found necessary to amputate the hand below the wrist. The unfortunate- sufferer, for whom great sympathy is expressed, is progressing as favourably as can be expected. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before Canon Herbert, Captain O. M. Crewe-Read, and Captain Adams. The Bench were engaged upwards of four hours in' hearing an affiliation case, in which Mr John Jones and Mr Jenkins were engaged; The remaining business was- a case of Assault--Elizabeth Grosvenor being the complainant, and Elizabeth Douglas, the defendant. The assault, which was of a most trivial character, was committed upon the complainant's daughter on April 5th. A fine of 6d., and costs, was inflicted. SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday (yesterday)morning a shocking accident, involving loss of life, occurred at Moat Lane Junction. A porter named Thomas Hunt was en- gaged in shunting some waggons on a goods train, which leaves Moat Lane Junction about 11 a.m., when, by some mischance, his-foot slipped and he fell between the wag- gons when in motion. Three of the waggons passed over his chest, and he was picked up dead—death appearing to have been instantaneous. He had been in the Cambrian Railway Company's service for about nine months, and was engaged as porter and occasional guard at Llanidloes. Prior to that he was porter at Barmouth Junction; and he had also served in India as a soldier, and in the Montgomeryshire and Wolverhampton constabulary. He lfeaves a widow aod two children; was about thirty-four years of age, and was a steady, sober man. The inquest was held at the railway station, Moat Lane Junction, on Wednesday, before Dr. Hall. Thomas Griffiths, goods guard, Oswestry* said that he was on the engine of his train, which was shunting in the direction of Newtown, when he noticed: some of the waggons jump, as though passing over something. He jumped down, and running to the spot,, found that three waggons had passed over deceased, who, said "Oh," twice, and then died.—Rees Lloyd, goods guard, said that he was standing about ninety yards from deceased when he was knoeked down. He saw him get into his van, jump out again, and stand in the "four foot*" apparently looking whether his train was all right.. Whilst so standing the three waggons came upon him^ knocked him down, and passed over him. A verdict, of "Accidental Death" was returned. This being the firsttinquest held by Dr Hall, perhaps we may be allowed to> congratulate him as well sa. the public generally, upon the prompt despatch of business, and the total absencejof the delays and frequently needlessly pro- tracted and; tedious proceedings for which enquiries of this kind sometimes became somewhat notorious.
DOLGELLEY. THE MARRIAGE OF MR AND MRS T. JL WILLIAMS.— Great preparations are being made in Dolgelley and its vicinity by the tenantry of the Llwyn estate, and the in- habitants-of the town and neighbourhood generally, to give a cordial and hearty reception to* Mr and Mrs Thomas. Humphrey Williams on their return to Llwyn after the wedding tour. The numerous friends and well- wishers of the Llwyn family will be glad to learn that Miss Hartley, who has been suffering from lengthened in- disposition, is rapidly approaching convalescence, and will, it is understood and hoped, be present at the rejoicings which will welcome home Mr Thomas Humphrey Williams and his bride. A MARVELLOUS ESCAPE.—On the afternoon of Mon- day week an escape, which may literally be construed into a hair-breadth escape, from a fearful and horrible death, occurred on the Bala and Dolgelley Railway, a short distance from this town. The train which is due in Dolgelley shortly after four p.m., was coming at a fan- speed down the incline, when about a mile and a half from town, the engine driver caught sight of a man, ap- parently fast asleep, lying with his head upon the metals. The whistle was loudly sounded to warn him of his dan- ger, and the breaks applied, in order to check the speed of the train, and so afford him an opportunity of getting away. All this, however, proved ineffectual; the engine- was fast approaching the recumbent figure, and the sensa- tion scene in After Dark threatened to have a horribfe and sickening reality, when that special Providence which is popularly held to watch over drunken men interposed; the man, when just under the wheels of the engine, turned his head slightly, the wheels actually severing some hair from his head. Both driver, fireman, and all who. had witnessed the fearful scene, fully anticipated that a shock- ing fatality had ensued, but the fellow, awakened by the noise of the passing train, and doubtless sobered by the re- flection of the terrible danger which he had so narrowly escaped, made off at full speed down the line. He was followed by one of the company's inspectors, who hap- pened to be in the train, and turned out to be a man named Wilkins, who was employed on the permanent way. How he came to select such an extraordinary place for a nap accounts differ, one report stating that the man was overcome by drink, another that he had been working the previous night, and was overcome by sleep, and so forth. He has, we understand, since been discharged by the company.
CORWEN. PETITION TO PARLIAMENT.—We understand that a peti- tion numerously signed has been sent from this town to Parliament in favour of Sir W. Lawson's Prohibitory Li- quor Bill. DEE FISHERY.—Owing to the brightness of the water in the Dee, not much sport has been obtained by the fishermen for the last few weeks, but the rain which in- cessantly fell last week has quite altered matters and good baskets are now had. VISITORS.—The few lodging houses which are in this town are nearly all occupied, the fine weather having brought several strangers to the place. ZION CHAPEL.-At the Sunday School last Sunday, at this chapel, prizes were awarded for the best plan and specifications of "The Tabernacle." The subject, which was limited to scholars under twenty years of age, had for some weeks been laid before them, but to-day the adjudi- cation was announced, and the prizes, consisting of valua- ble books, were distributed. There were six competitors, and the following proved the "best men:lst, !Mr Edward Roberts, Tynyoefn, Corwen; 2nd, Mr Richard Williams, London-road, Corw en; and 3rd, Mr John Row- lands, Bridge-street, Corwen. The Rev. Mr Williams, the adjudicator, highly commended the art and talent dis- played by the young architects. SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A BRIDAL PARTY.—On Saturday last an accident of a serious nature and one which might have proved fatal, occurred to a wedding party, near Cymro, about four miles from this town. The company left Cerrig-y-Druidion, where the wedding ceremony was performed, for the five p.m. train from here, but at the place above-mentioned the horse in the car took fright at some object on the road side, turned round, and the trap was upset, throwing its occupants in different directions with considerable force, and causing very severe injuries to the bride, who had her head and face cut badly. When picked up she was unconscious and bleeding profusely. She was in that state carried to the Goat Inn, close to the place of accident, where the proper remedies were ap- plied till the arrival of medical aid. Mr Cole, having been sent for, was soon in attendance, and skilfully dressed the wounds and attended to his patient, but we are sorry to state that she remains in a precarious state at the inn. The other occupants of the trap escaped injury, and no other harm was done save a little to the trap and harness.
BALA. PETTY SESSIONS, MAY 8th.-Before J. Jones, W. P. Jones, and O. Richards, Esqs. Larceny.- William Seymour, tramp, was brought up in custody of P.C. J. Jones, charged with stealing, at Bala, on the 7th inst., a piece of cloth, value JB2, the property of Rowland Hugh Pritchard, manufacturer, Bala. —The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to four months' hard labour. Breach of Highway Act.-Owen Parry was charged by P.C. J. Jones with allowing his donkey to stray upon a highway in the parish of Llanycil, on the 27th ult. Fined Is., and 7s. 6d. costs in default of payment, seven days' imprisonment. Drunk and Riotous. -Silvanus Davies, Llanuwchllyn, was charged by the same officer with committing this offence at Llanuwchllyn Fair, on the 26th ult. Defend- ant, who did not appear, was fined 5s., and costs, which was paid by his master, Mr D. P"gh, Blaenlliw.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. 7th, the wife of Mr JOHN HUGHES, bootmaker, Corwen, of a daughter. 9th, the wife of Mr JoHS LLOYD, Tegid-street, Bala, of a son. 10th, the wife of Mr THOS. COLLINS, ironmonger, Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. 29th ult., at Kirk Christ, Ruthen, Isle of Man, by the Very Rev. the Dean of St. Asaph, father of the bride- groom, the Rev, R. DEMPSTER BONNOR, rector of New- market, Flintshire, to FRANCES ALICIA MARY, second daughter of EDWARD M. GAWNE, Esq,, Kentraugh, I.M. 7th, at the Parish Church, Llanfair-Caereinion, by the Rev. E. Jones, M.A., Mr WM. WILLIASS, late of Glan- banu, to Miss CATHERINE LEWIS, Dolgead. 8th, at the Parish Cbnrch, Llanfair-Caereinion, by the Rev. E. Jones, M.A., Mr OWEN OWENS, Llanodian, to Miss MARTHA DAVIES, Tyucha, Llanfair-Caereinion. 8th, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llanfair- Caereinion, by the Rev. WID. Jones, Mr EDWARD DAVIES, Cae Llwywelin, to MARGARET, eldest daughter of Mr EDWARD EVANS, Tynrhos. 8th, at the Registry Office, Corwen, before Mr Thomas Jones, Registrar, Mr ROBERT EVANS, joiner, Denbigh, to Miss MARY JONES, Mill-street, Corwen. 8th, at Machynlleth Church, By the Rev. J. M. Jones, curate, Mr ROBERT JONES, jLlanerch, near Llany- mawddswy, to Miss JANE GRIFFITHS, Penrallt-street,.Mach- ynlleth. 12th, at the Congregational Chapel, Bala, by licence, before Mr Griffith Jones, Registrar, Mr WM. ROBERTS, Cnythog-Garnol, near Bala, to Miss JENNET JONES, Nant- yllyn, near Bala. 12th;. at Teged Calvinistic Mechodist Chapel, Bala, by the Rev. Thomas Jones, Foreign Missionary, brother to the bridegroom, Mr ROBERT JONES, Glyn Mawr, near Bala, to Miss JANE ROBERTS, Pentyronen, near Bala. DEATHS. 24th ult., aged 76, PETER FOULKES, Esqv, Pen-y-clawdd Cottage, near Llangollen. 26th ult., aged 61, at Liverpool, MARY ANN, wife of Mr RICHARD' BENBOW, formerly of Severn-street, New- town. 28th ult., Mis-&E. M. GRIFFITHS, she only-survived by one month- her farther, who was formerly gardener of Garthmill Hall, Montgomeryshire, and Woodhouse Hall. Salop. 1st, Mr RICHARD EVANS, Bridge-street, Llanfair. 2nd, aged 16, Mir JOHN WHITTINGHAM, Hendbmen, near Montgomery. 3rd, ROBERT WILLIAMS, Esq., Penrhyn Isaf, near Port- madoc, brother of D. Williams, Esq., M.P. 3rd, aged 42, ELIZABETH, wife of Mr RICHARD HUGHES, Prince's-street, Montgomery. 4th, aged 82, MARY, wife of Mr DAVID DAVIES, Sarkley, Montgomery. 4th, aged 67, Mr W. E. MORRIS, merchant, Portmadoc. 4th, aged 58, Mr ABRAHAM EDWARDS, farm bailiff, at the Old Chapel, in the parish of Llandinam, brother of Mr Richard Edwards (R. Powys), Llanidloes. 7th, aged 84, Mr Wit GRIFFITHS, Tanypark, Nevin, formerly master mariner. 8th, aged 41, MrSIJJEPHEN DAVIES, superintendent of the police constabulary, Carnarvon. 8th, aged 80, Mr DAvia JONES, tailor, Derwenlas. near Machynlleth. 9th, aged 1, ELLEN, daughter of Mr DAVID H. JONES,. Llanuwchllyn, near Bida. 10th, aged 31, Mrs ELLEN PENNY, Ysgubor-gerrig, near Bala. 12th, Mrs ELLIS, The Lodge, Pwllheli, widow of the late Richard Ellis, Esq. comptroller of customs, and di. rector of the National Provincial Bank. Shipping Intelligence.
PORTMADOC. ARRIVED.—Gomer, Williams; Anghored, Vaughan; Ocean Monarch, Kiimphreys; Ann Jones, Jones; Ann Jane, Jones; Chariot taAnn, Dwvies; Ebenezer, Williams*. Royal Charter, Jones;'Nathamiel, Jones; George Henry* Griffith; Love, Jom«s;. Three Janes, Roberts; Elizabeth Richards, Roberts;; Il&nnah and Jane, Jones* Henry M'Gregory; Elizabeth, Williams; Catharine,'Griffith! Margaret and Mary, Roberts; Milo, Davies; Reform, Daniel; Jannet, Jones;. Pyrenee, Owen; Jane, Ellis;, Lark, Ellis; Prince of Wales, Roberts. SAILED.—Daniel Morris, Roberts; Glyndwr, Edwards; Weaver, Owen; Progress,.Evans; John and Ann, Jones;. Martha and Gertrude, Jones; Dorothy and Mary, Jones; Meteor, Montgomery; Messenger, Rees; John, Hughes;, Elizabeth, Jenkins; John Williams, Jones; Bridget, Prichards; John Davies, Davies; Jane Sophia, Jones; Maria, Williams; Marion, Owen; Fire Brick, Jones; Mary, Roberts;,Conservative'^ Roberts; Seven Brothers,. Davies; Ann Jane, Evans; Williams, Cadwaladr; Lion, Evans.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. May. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. c a m- p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.mu bat. 15 9 36 9 55 10 5 10 24 9 45 10 4 oun. 16; 10 15 10 37 10 44 11 6 10 24 10 46 Mon. 17 10 58 11 22 11 27 11 51 11 7 11 31' Tues. 18 11 50 — — 0 49 11 59 — Wed. 19 0 52 1 29 1 21 1 58 11 1 38 Thur. 20t 2 9 2 48. 2 38 3 17 2 18 2 57 Fri. 211 3 24 3 59> 3 53 4 28 3 33 4; 8: Hughes and Wilson, charged with the robberies from Bangor
station, have been committed for trial. Major Beswick, head constable of Birkenhead, has been re- manded on a charge of forging to the extent of £ 4,200 on the Bank, of England. Bail was refused. Mr Quest (Liberal) was return d for Youghal on Monday by the narrow majority of two over Mr Green, the Conservative candidate. Amongst the presentations at the Queen's Drawing Room we see the names of Lady Buckley, by Lady Tre- degar; the Hon. Esther Stapleton Cotton, by her mother, Viscountess Cotton; Miss Augusta Cotton, by her mother, Mrs Corbet Cotton; the Hon. Mrs Charles Hanbury Tracy, on her marriage, by the Duchess of Marlborough. You say that theLucifer the Matches you. use, Are the "patent" of "Bryant and May;" Prav tell me, still further, why is it you choose Their best "spedals,do tell me, pray? I'll tell you, most readily,—listen to me, And the fact, then, most widely make known; From danger, through fire, with their matches you are free, For they light on no box but their own! A. M. R. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS,—Few persons are so favoured by circumstances or so fortified by nature as to enable thom to pass unscathed the sore trials of an inclement season. With catarrhs, coughs, and influenzas everywhere abounding, it should be universally known that Holloway's Ointment, diligently rubbed upon the chest, checks the worst assaults of these maladies, and securely wards off more grave and dangerous diseases of the throat and lungs. The truth of this assertion must remain unquestioned in the face of thousands of unim- peachable living witnesses, who have utmost pos- sible benefits from this simple treatment when their present sufferings were appalling and their future prospects most disheartening. Both remedies act admirably together. GOLDSMITH'S WORK.—The progress of fine art manu- facture in this branch of trade is strikingly exemplified in a little work published by J. W. Benson, of 25, Old Bond- street, and of the City Steam Factory, 58 and 60, Lud- gate-hill. It is enriched and embellished with designs (by Italian, French, and English artistes) of brooches, bracelets, earrings, and other articles, suitable for personal wear, or wedding, birthday, or other presents, with their prices. Mr Benson (who holds the appointment to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales) has also published a very interesting pamphlet on the Rise and Progress of Watch and Clock- making. These pamphlets are sent post free for two stamps each, and they cannot be too strongly recom- ded to those contemplating a purchase, especially to resi- dents in the country or abroad, who are thus enabled to select any article they may require, and have it forwarded with perfect safety. Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Works, Oswald-road, Os- westry, by ASKEW ROBERTS, EDWARD WOODALL, and RICH ABB HENRY VEVABM;8, and Published at 12, Bridge-street, Aboryst. wyth, by PHJL114 WILLIAMS. Saturday, May 15th, 1869.