CAMBRIAN & L. & N. W. RAILWAYS. CSEAP EXCURSION TO THE LONDON SMITH- FIELD CATTLE SHOW, 1869, AT THE AGRICULTURAL HALL, ISLINGTON. OBSERVE. -These trains will stop at Willesdon J unc- tion on the up and return journey to set down and take HP Passengers. Trains run every fifteen minutes to and from Willesdon Junction, Highbury, and ISLINGTON, hiCh is the nearest station to the Agricultural Hall. EXCURSION BOOKINGS ON MONDAY, December 6th. prom Hour of Dept. Fares for the D'ble Jonrn'y. a.m. Closed Carrs. 1st Class. ?i( 1,S-6L teE=:2» JShynlleth 9 5 t'tunes Road 9 20 J ||| I^IDIOES 5 01 W S^»t Lane Junction B 45 I fc°wn « H 14s. 28s. J°«*uiule ° 10 Si' iKiur3. §Sl is».6d. a?*. r^Qymynech 6 2fi) 8 5^ SHnere 8 23 &lshamnton 8 80 • 18s. 25s. f^tisfteld 8 33 Bank 8 42 Children under Twelve, half-price. i'To Euston Square Station, LONDON, returning on itiday, December 10th, from Euston Station, London, at 50 a.m., and Willesdon Junction 10 0 a.m. Passengers to Barmouth, Pwllheli, Portmadoc, Pen- ^npool and Dolgelley, on return leave Euston Station "Ham JACKETS not transferable. Luggage under 601bs. free at **8ensers' own risk. t The Companv cannot in any way be responsible for de- ration on the line at the same time every exertion will J?iade to ensure punctuality. pickets and small Bills may be obtained of the Booking erks at the above Stations on the line. Oswestry, Nov., 1869. BY ORDER. M TOWYN, MERIONETH. R O. DANIEL has received instructions from the Assignees of Mr Evan Roberts, Builder, H°*yn, to Sell by Auction, on Wednesday, the 8tniay of SOMBER 1869, at the White Hall, Towyn, THREE jKly-built Leasehold DWELLING HOUSES, being >H0- 5, College-terrace, and Nos. 68 and 69, High-street, 0V?YN. ° further particulars, apply to WM. GRIFFITH, Esq., or, Dolgelley, or to the Auctioneer, Towyn. Sale to commence at Two o'clock. TOWYN, MERIONETH. "II To be Sold by Auction, by JYFR O. DANIEL, on Wednesday, the 8th day of December, 1869, at the White Hall, Towyn, Four S^-SIZED and well-built new DWELLING HOUSES, Land attached, in High street, Towyn. ULL particulars on application to the Auctioneer, °*yn. Sale to commence at Three o'clock. MORTIMER B. MAURICE, Y. BALA, J^EGS to inform his numerous Friends and the Public generally, that he has commenced BUSI- S as UC TIONEER, APPRAISER, & GENERAL AGENT, ^SOLICITS a share of public patronage. »7*°nthly Sales of STOCK and Miscellaneous Articles HITE LION ROYAL HOTEL, Bala. LONDON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH (CORNER OF BAKER-STREET.) PO BE SOLD, or LET, with immediate posses- TV sion, the above HOUSE and SHOP, which is eUently situated for carrying on any kind of business. V-*8ONS willing to treat for the same should apply to Mr DAVIES, London House, Aberystwyth All debts to MR DAVIES are requested to be paid by the 25th mber next PROVINCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY. WREXHAM-LONDON-GLASGOW. Established, 1852. FT.- CAPITAL, £ 200,000 L ^,000 Shares of £ 10 each), wholly subscribed, and held V^HIGHLY respectable proprietary. Capital paid up, 1000. The "LIFE ASSURANCE FUND," which is securely invested, amounted at 31st December, 1862, to £ 51,298. Do. do., 1865, to 89,865. Do. do., 1868, to 128,506. 'tot e LIFE PREMIUM INCOME in 1868 was £ 30;824. TJL LIFE CLAIMS paid to 31st Dec., 1868, £ 101,873. ASSURANCES effected upon moderate terms. INSURANCES also (which are now free from Duty) effected at equitable rates, J CLAIMS SETTLED PROMPTLY. 11 addition to the important advantage of ample security k Company offers many others, as may be seen by its tj^dbook, which may be had on application to any of Company's Agents, or to Y ROBERT WILLIAMS, W Secretary to the Company. ^Texbam. 1869. CHRISTMAS 1870. LITERATURE. NOW READY. FUN ALMANACK, TWOPENCE. JUDY ALMANACK Full of Funny Pictures. Vw Price One Shilling. L^F TRE WE ARE AGAIN with Stories by W. KT. W. Fenn, W. Larry Meason, Annie Thomas, JI, Stretton, Robert Buchanan, E. Lynn Linton, A. 4: RJ, ^WARDS, W. Sawyer a Drawing-room Operetta by Burgess, the music by Roscerios Asper, and a 1^] ON the Decorations at Christmas Tide, with Ten "Page Illustrations. fVfc Price One Shilling. HOOD'S COMIC ANNUAL Stories, &c. L»Y Tom Hood, W- Sawyer, W. Thornbury, Brod- Capern, E. Draper, H. Saville Clarke, E. H. A, JES> Dutton Cook, Clement W. Scott, A. Sketchley, ^°CKER, &c., with Twenty-four pages of Illustrations. NOW READY. fW Price One Shilling. VJ^ARLES DICKENS'S HOUSEHOLD WORDS CHRISTJLAS STORIES, 1851 to 1854, 132 pages. Price One Shilling. J^E BELGRAYIA ANNUAL, Edited by Miss Braddon; Silbury Hill, Illustrated bv Hablot K 5 The Brierly Grange Mystery, by Annie Thomas! H^'EI by F. W. Lawson The Mapleton Mystery SY$IJTATED bvH. Woods; Ejected by a Ghost, Illustrated Franklin's Confession, Illustrated by Huard • URY'8 Story, Illustrated by Thompson; The S'MH!011' Illustrated by T. Gray; and contributions by Miss „RA Nutley, G. A. Sala, A. Crowquill, W. RJ C. H. Ross, J. R. Ware, and others. rv. Price One Shillinrj. J». WAY OUT,"or MODERN PILGRIMS- R, ILLUS^RATEd IN EVER so many ways Tales' %Y»UIDRUMS, Rebuses A Turn at Tupper, or Price Sixpence Each. GOLDEN ARROWS. GOOD CHEER. ^ALGAMATED ROBIN REDBREASTS. ORANGES AND LEMONS. j ROSS'S COMIC ANNUAL. r Price Seven pence. J WHITER THAN SNOW. Price One Shilling Each. LONDON SOCIETY ANNUAL. THIRTEEN AT TABLE. FROZEN IN. ALMANACKS AND DIARIES. FROZEN IN. ALMANACKS AND DIARIES. **°VND VOLUMES OF THE MAGAZINES. *32WROBERTS, WOODALL, & VENABLES, ^ALL OSWESTRY, AND LWAY BOOKSTALL, ABERYSTWYTH, JOHN HENRY WILLIAMS AND SONS, PORTMADOC, IRONFOUNDERS, ENGINEERS, MACHINISTS, &c.—WORKS—BRITANNIA FOUNDRY. TIMBER MERCHANTS AND STEAM SAW MILL PROPRIETORS. WORKS—SNOWDON-STREET. In the first-named Department, every variety of MACHINES and IMPLEMENTS for Quarrying, Mining, and Agricultural purposes are manufactured, with all Modern Improvements. All Descriptions of Iron and Brass CASTINGS and SMITHWORK supplied on the lowest terms. Also Dealers in RAILWAY and BAR IRON, STEEL, CHAINS, GRATES, RANGES, LANDERS, &c., &c. In the TIMBER DEPARTMENT. J. H. W. and S., in returning their thanks to the public for the very hearty support given to them since they have entered into this Business, beg to solicit a continuance of the same.—A SPLENDID STOCK of Yellow, Red, and Pitch Pine TIMBER, always on hand. Newly discharged, a large Cargo of Prime Sprues DEALS, from St. John's also Cargoes of MEMEL LOGS and DEALS, FLOORING BOARDS, &c. Dealers in LATHS, BRICKS, TILES, CEMENT, &c. In short, their very extensive Stock cannot be surpassed in the country, and the SAW MILLS (Which have been lately extended to meet their increased trade) give unusual facilities to execute Orders with Despatch, and to Sell Well-seasoned OAK, PINE, MAHOGANY, and other BOARDS, at Extremely Low PRICES. WANTED, immediately, a Young Man, well up in Bookkeeping, as CLERK. One experienced in the Timber Trade preferred. Apply as above. WILLIAM OWEN, PROPRIETOR, LATE MANAGER OF TUE BROOK VILLA, LIVERPOOL. AGENT FOR GREAT WESTERN COMPANY, AND TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. BALA LAKE 4t, < *# 0 OP .1% 0 0 BOATS, BILLIARDS, COACHES, CARRIAGES, CABS, AND CARS FOR HIRE. GOOD STABLING. FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION FOR FAMILIES, &c. LADIES' COFFEE ROOM. MERIONETH. VRON COLLIERY, NEAR WREXHAM. [MAURICE & LOWERS] BEST MAIN AND HOUSE COALS AT LOWEST PRICES. APPLY TO M. B. MAURICE, MINING ENGINEER, HIGH STREET, BALA, A PROPRIETOR AND SOLE AGENT. ygM^GHT ONLY ON THE BOXJ^K THE PUBLIC ARE CAUTIONED AGAINST WANTED, an APPRENTICE to the Drapery TV business. Apply to Mr J. REES, draper, Pier-street, Aberystwyth. WANTED immediately, in a Gentleman's House in the Country, a Good Plain COOK, not under Forty years of age; one that can Bake, and understands making Pastry. No Kitchen-maid kept; wages, £ 16, all found. Address, Mrs T. M. PARRY, Totterton Hall, Ludbury, North Salop. IN CHANCERY. WILLIAMS v. OWENS. DOLGELLEY, MERIONETHSHIRE. MR. LEWIS WILLIAMS has been appointed by Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart to SELL by AUCTION at the Angel Inn, Dolgelley, in the County AUCTION at the Angel Inn, Dolgelley, in the County of Merioneth, on Tuesday, the Fourth day of January, 1870, at Four o'clock in the afternoon, precisely, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery made in the cause of Williams v. Owens, a FREEHOLD PROPERTY, situate at Upper Smithfield, Dolgelley, and known as the Golden Goat Inn. The Purchaser will have possession of the Premises'on completion the of purchase. The Property may be viewed upon application to the present occupier, the defendant, MARY OWENS and printed particulars and conditions of sale may be had gratis upon application at the said Angel Inn; of Mr CHAS. WILKIN, of No. 10, Tokenhouse-yard, London, E.C., Solicitor; of Mr GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, of Dolgelley, Solicitor; and of the Auctioneer, Mr LEWIS WILLIAMS, Dolgelley and Bala. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. SMITHFIELD CATTLE SHOW, DECEMBER 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, 1869. ON MONDAY, Dec. 6th, an EXCURSION TRAIN will leave Dolgelley at 6'30 a.m.; Bala, 7'15; Denbigh, 6'45; Ruthin, 7'5; Corwen, 8*5; Llan- gollen, 8'35; and Ruabon, 10"5a.m., for London; returning from Paddington at 1015 a.m, on FRIDAY, Dec. 10th. For Fares and full particulars, see Handbills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Paddington, Nov., 1869. jfeAifcDOLGELLEY. £ *38 ROYAL SHIP PifS FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL AND POSTING HOUSE. MUCH additional convenience has been added to this Establishment, combining Spacious Coffee and Sitting Rooms. Attendance, Is. per day BILLIARDS. Omnibuses to and from all the Trains. Coaches to all parts of the District. Ponies and Guides at fixed charges. EDWARD JONES, Proprietor. TO VISITORS AND OTHERS. BATHS AND PERAMBULATORS FOR HIRE BENJAMIN HUGHES, IRONMONGER, OPPOSITE THB TOWN CLOCK, ABERYSTWYTH, Warehouse, adjoining the Corn Market Little Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. V. jyH| R. MR. SELLIS, DENTIST, TOWYN. FIFTEEN YEARS Surgical and Mechanical Dentist in London, may be consulted at the under- mentioned towns:- DOLGELLEY-Every second and fourth SATURDAY, at Miss Evans's, Smithfield-street. BALA—Every first and third SATURDAY, at Mrs JONES'S, Tegid-street. PWLLHELI—Mr Francis Evans, bookseller, &c., High- street, the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY in every month. PORTMADOC-Every 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY, at Mrs. Bennett Williams's, Snowdon-street. All operations without pain. Advice free. BENSON'S WATCHES CLOCKS GOLD JEWELLERY Of all kind«. Of all kinds. Of the Newest Design}. LEVER DRAWING ROOM BRACELETS LEVER DRAWING ROOM BRACELETS HORIZONTAL I DINING ROOM BROOCHES CHRONOMETER CARKIAGE EAR RINGS KEYLESS CHURCH LOCKETS CHRONOGRAPH HALL & SHOP NECKLACES Mr BENSON, who holds the appointment to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, has just published two Pamphlets, enriched and em- bellished with il'ustriitions—ono upon Watch and Clock Making, and the other upon Artistic Gold Jewellery. These are sent post free for 2d. each. Persons living in the country or abroad can select the article required, and have it forwarded with perfect fety. 26, OLDBOND STREET; & THE CITY STE UtI WORKS, 58 ft 60, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON. G L E a K i E L D STARCH. EXCLUSIVELY USED IN THE ROYAL LAUNDRY, and HER MAJESTY'S LAUNDRESS says it is the Finest Starch she ever used. AWARDED PRIZE MEDAL FOR ITS SUPERIORITY. When you ask for GLENFIELD STARCH, See that you get it, as inferior kinds we often substituted. WOTHERSPOON & Co., GLASGOW & LONDON. ABERYSTWYTH ENAMELLING SLATE WORKS, MOOR STREET. ELLIS & OWEN BEG to inform that they have taken to the En- amelling Business recently carried on at the Aber- lleveny Slate Quarries, are now prepared to execute any Orders in Enamelled Slate in imitation of the most costly marble at exceedingly low prices. These Works are fitted up with superior Planing and Sawing Machines, so that any order in slate work can be executed with despatch. Tomb Stones, Monuments, Chimney Pieces, Cisterns, &c., made to order. Designs forwarded for inspection. A CARD. J. G. WILLIAMS, LAND VALUER, ESTATE AGENT, AND MINE BROKER, GLOSTER HALL, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH. IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN GUARANTEED STATE LOANS, No Lotteries. BonS-fide chances to win for 61 the large premiums of 230,000, £25,000, 220,000, &c., &c. Public drawings on the First of every Month, under the superintendence of the Austrian Government, and official public functionaries. Official Lists sent GRATIS to Sub- scribers. Apply for 21 chances, issued upon forms sup- Elied by the Austrian Government, and bearing the mperial half a florin stamp, and for prospectuses to VOELCKER & CO., Bankers, VIENNA. DEPILATORY. WELLS' DEPILATORY is the only effectual remedy for the immediate and permanent removal of superfluous hair from the face, arms, neck, &c. This preparation effects its purpose almost instantaneously, without pain or injury to the most sensitive skin. Full particulars on receipt of a stamped directed envelope. John Wells, 113, Euston-street, near Hampstead-road, London. N.B.—Hundreds of Testimonials have been received from the nobility and ladies of rank who have tried this marvellous remedy. TRAFFIC RETURNS. 1869. Great Western ) £ 75,683 West Midland y 1868. South Wales j £ 69.321 1869. London and North Western "J £ 128,736 Shrewsbury and Hereford S. 1868. Shropshire Union j £ 121,307 For the week-ending November 28th. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS (178 miles open).—Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £1,296; mer- chandise, minerals, and cattle, 21,364. Total for the week, 22,664. Aggregate, to this date, 272,165. Corre- sponding week in last year (176 miles open).—Passengers, &c., £ 1,352; merchandise, &c., £ 1,299; total 22,651; aggregate, to this date, £ 68,365. For the week ending November 21st. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (60g miles open).— Passengers, parcels, &c., 6274 7s. 2d.; goods and live stock, 2885 8s. 7d.; total, 21,159 15s. 9d.; 619 Is. lOd. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (59! miles open).—Passengers, &c., C264 Is. 5d.; goods, &c., £ 789 5s. 5d.; total, C1053 6s. lOd.; £ 1714s. Id. per mile per week. Increase, 2106 8s. lid. Aggregate from 1st July, 1869, £ 23, £ 76 7s. 2d. ditto 1st July, 1868, 219,352 16s. 4d. In- crease, 24,123 10s. lOd. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS. -Rheumatism and rheumatic gout are the most dreaded of all diseases, be- cause their victims know that they are safe at no season, and at no age secure. Holloway's Ointment, after fo- mentation of the painful parts, gives greater relief than any other application, but it must be diligently used to obtain this desirable result. It has been highly com- mended by rheumatic subjects of all ages and of both sexes for rendering their attacks less frequent and less rigorous; and for repressing the sour perspirations and soothing the nerves. In many cases Holloway's Ointment and Pills have proved the greatest blessings in removing rheumatism aud rheumatic gout, which had assailed per- I sons previously healthy and in the prime of'life. MAN AND WIFE, by WILKIE COLLINS, in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE. MAN AND WIFE, bv WILKIE COLLINS, in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE, New Series. Part I. ready November 25, Sixpence. Published in Weekly Numbers also, price One Penny. In Monthly Parts, price 7d. Part I. November 25. c ASSELL'S BOOK OF BIRDS. New and Exhaustive Work on Ornithology. CASSELL'S BOOK OF BIRDS. C From the Text of Dr BREHM, by T. RYMER JONES, F.R.S. With 400- Engravings and Original Full Page Coloured Plates. Part I. November 25, price 7d. Prospectuses and Specimen Pages to be had of all Booksellers. CASSELL, PETTER, and GALPIN, Ludgate Hill, E.C. Visitors to London on business or pleasure should not leave without ivitnessing the GREAT AND SPARKLING ENTERTAINMENT Of the original and only acknowledged CHRISTY MINSTRELS, AT THE ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN Permanently Located for Several Years Past. TT should be noted by the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, -L and Public generally that this is really and truly THE "IDENTICAL COMPANY" That came from the United States in 1857, and FIRST INTRODUCED THE ENTERTAINMENT OF WHICH THEY ARE THE FOUNDERS AND ORIGINATORS IN ENGLAND, And which still retains within its numbers ALL THE SURVIVING MEMBERS (EXCEPT TWO) Who first introduced, and subsequently created the world-wide reputation of the title. This Company has long been located at the ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, LONDON. THEY NEVER PERFORM OUT OF LONDON UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER, NOR HAVE THEY ANY BRANCH COMPANIES Traveling through the Provinces. No other Minstrel Company in existence Possesses a single individual member of the Original Christy Minstrels that first came to this country in 1857. PERFORMANCES ARE GIVEN AT ST. JAMES'S HALL, LONDON-ONLY. EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT. WEDNESDA YS d: SA TURDA YS-THREEC- EIGHT, ALL THE YEAR ROUND. Passengers arriving in London from all towns in WALES Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Monmouthshire, who alight at the Great Western Station, Paddingon, from whence they can re-book by the Metropolitan Railway to Portland-road Station, where omnibuses await the arrival of every train to carry passengers to the top of Regent- street, only five minutes' walk from the Hall. Fare from Paddington to Regent-street, 4d. Passengers arriving from Wales at Euston Station take the Brompton and Islington or blue Favorite 'buses, from Euston-road, a minute's walk from the Station, direct to the St. James's HalL Fare, 4d. Cab fare from Euston, Is. 6d. The Cab fare from the Great Western Terminus to St. James's Hall, is Is. 6d. There is an entrance to the Christy's Hall from Regent- street and Piccadilly. No Fees or Extra Charges whatsoever. See next advertisement. Manager—Mr FREDERICK BURGESS. ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, LONDON. ALL THE YEAR ROUND, EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT; WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT THREE AND EIGHT. THE great and glorious entertainment of the -t- Original and only acknowledged CHRISTY MINSTRELS, Which has attracted densely crowded audiences to the ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, EIGHT AND FREQUENTLY TEN TIMES IN EACH WEEK FOR UPWARDS OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS, Without intermission (as this Company never performs out of London). VISITORS TO THE METROPOLIS Should not fail to attend one of the performances of this Company at St. James's Hall. EVERY WEST-END OMNIBUS Will set passengers down at the very doors. THE ORAND ILLUMINATED DAY PERFORMANCES EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AT THREE, Are preoisely the same as those given at night. No Fees. No Extra Charges. Ladies can retain their Bonnets in all parts of the Hall. Manager, Mr FREDERICK BURGESS. FORD'S PECTORAL BALSAM OF HOREHOUND. For the relief and cure of Coughs, Influenza, Asthmas, and all diseases of the Chest and Lungs. THIS celebrated medicine is sold wholesale by the Patentee's Agent, 38, Old Change (late of 67, St. Paul's Church Yard), and retail by all Chemists, in bottles at Is. 9d., 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and 10s. 6d. 1 THE ONLY GENUINE WIDOW WELCH'S ° PILLS are those prepared by the Grand-daughter of WIDOW WELCH, MRS. SARAH SMITHERS, who declares herself to be the only possessor of the Original Recipe each They are wrapped in blue paper, and the label on box has the signature of SARAH SMITHERS. The Government Stamp bears the name of Edwards, formerly of 67, St. Paul's, now of 38, Old Change. Sold by most Chemists at 2s. 9d. per box. FORD'S PATENT PECTORAL BALSAM OF HOREHOUND, ^JO well known and esteemed, and so generally used lO by those suffering from Influenza, Coughs, Colds, and all Pulmonary Complaints, is sold by Edwards, 38, Old Change (formerly of 67, St. Paul's, London), Sole Whole- sole Agent, also retail by all Chemists. Price Is. 9d., 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and 10s. 6d. each bottle. WIDOW WELCH'S PILLS, so well known and esteemed for their curative and restoring qualities in complaints incident to Females, are still prepared by Mrs SARAH SMITHERS (Grand-daughter to the WIDOW WELCH), whose signature is on the label to each box. Observe they are wrapped in blue paper, and sold at 2s. 9d. per box by most Chemists. HOOPING COUGH.—ROCHE'S HERBAL EM- BROCATION. The celebrated Effectual Cure without internal Medicine. Sole Wholesale Agent, Edwards, 38, Old Change (formerly of 67, St. Paul's), Edwards, 38, Old Change (formerly of 67, St. Paul's), London. Sold retail by most Chemists. Price 4s. per bottle. 1 ][I ORSES.-TAYLOR'S CONDITION BALLS, They possess extraordinary merit. "-Bell's Life. Try Taylor's Condition Balls.The Field. An invaluable preparation." York Herald. They are peculiarly efficacious. Sunday Times. No Ball to equal it." -John Scott. N.B.—The same ingredients are prepared in the form of Powders, which can be had by asking for CONDITION POWDERS, in boxes, eight powders, 2i. fid. HORSES.-TAYLOR'S COUGH POWDERS, to 1111 be had of Chemists, 2s. 6d. per box, eight powders. These Powders will be found the best remedy for horses' coughs, colds, sore throats, influenza, &c.; and as they are given in a bran mash, will be found the best means of giving medicine, and obviate the danger of choking, so liable in giving a ball when horses are suffering from sor throat, &c. SHEEP.—TAYLOR'S FOT-ROT DRESSINGS, in S bottles, Is., 2s., 3s. 6d. each. The proprietor guaran- tees to cure this disease in Sheep when all of her means have failed.—Prepared by THOMAS TAYLOR, M.R.C., Vet. Surgeon, Burton-on-Trent.—Sold by VAUGHAN, Oswestry WEAVER, Oswestry, and all Chemists. The Tea imported by Messrs Horniman is STRONG & DELICIOUS, because it consists only of choice young leaves. It is WHOLESOME, because the leaf is not coloured by the Chinese with the usual mineral 'facing' powders. These ADVANTAGES secure a general preference. Genuine packets are signed 'WH & FJ HORNIMAN & Co.' F' r list of Local Agents refer to advertisement. EXTRAORDINARY CURE OF A COUGH BY POWELL'S BAL- SAM OF ANisicED.' Her Majesty's Gun Boat, 'Netley,' Wick, North East Coast of Scotland, 7th September, 1868.-Dear Sir,Having had a most distressing and severe cough, which caused me many sleepless nights and restless days, I was recommended by his Lordship, the Earl of Caithness, to try your most invaluable Balsam of Aniseed, and I can assure you, with the first dose I feund immediate relief, even without having to suspend my various duties and the first small bottle completely cured me therefore I have the greatest confidence in fully re- commending it to the million.—Most respectfully yours, W. LINZELL, H.M.G.B. 'Netley.'—To Mr Powell."— POWELL'S BALSAM OF ANISEED can be had of all Chemists. In Bottles at Is. l^d. and 2s. 3d.—Warehouse, 16, Black- friars-road, London.—Ask for POWELL'S BALSAM OF ANISEED." THE MEMBERS FOR SALOP AND NORTH WALES, &C., AND PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS.—The following is the number of parliamentary divisions, in which the fohowin.- m fi- bers were present and voted during the session of lov9;-
LIVERPOOL COKN.—TUESDAY. Good attendance. Improve ) consumptive demand for Wheat; business large, at THREEPENCE PER CENTAL OVER last Friday's rates. F our in better reouest, at SIXPENCE to ONE SHILLING PER SACK ADVANCE. Maize 6d. dearer, and moves more freely. Round Yellow, 29s. 6d. Other articles steady, but slow. LONDON, MONDAY.- Last week's arrivals of foreign Wheat and Oats were verv heavy, and generally good of other corn. Exports, 880 qrs. Wheat, 23 qrs. Maize, 19 cwt. Flour. English Wheat 4,C89 qrs., foreign 51,541 qrs. There were but few fresh samples this morning on the Essex and Kentish stands, and the condition wes genernlly bad. The trade was therefore ull, but prices wer- nominHlly the same. There was a better tone in the foreign mr..iCt. Ami rican improved Is. per qr.. and Russian was ag.iin-t buyers. Country Flour 22,992 1 acks, foreign 1,957 s icks 8,273 b irre's. With very little passing there was no farther re-'urti m in Norfolks or other country qu-tlities. Foreign, b ith in sacks and barrels, were held at the previous value-. Town qualittt's were unaltered. Maize 5,770 qrs. This gr in wa, steady with prices much as previously. British Barley 5,077 q:'S., foreign 12,153 (Irs. The finest picked parcels were una terpd in value; lnwfr qualities remained dull. In grir;ding fnreiga there was no change. In Malt the trade remained heavy a, f rmer rates. English Oats 470 qrs., foreign 100,922. The immense supply brought fresh corn down 61., and stale Is. per qr. Native Bsils 811 q-s.. foreign 4,234 qrs. Business was du 1, but prices nnva id. Engli h Pr-as 8:'4 qrs., foreign 3,993 qrs. The demand was s ow. at former rates.
CUBRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. Shilling- V qr. Wheat, Essex and Ken+ 'white), old 46 50 Ditto, ditto new 40 46 Wheat, Essex and Kent i red) old 45 4ti Ditto, ditto new 38 43 Wheat, N orrolk, Lincon.. aud Yor!<=:>>irf) i red) old ..46 48 Ditto, di'to ditto new 3 43 Br.rlcy 27 42 Boans 36 46 Oats. English food 18 21 Flour, nor sack of 2Ob, Town, Households, 379. to «3s. WORCESTER, SATURDAY.—At this day's market there was again a very short su-ply of English wheat, which sold at nearly the currency of this day week. Fine barley maintained its value, but other kinds were cheaper. Oats taken in retail at former rates. DONCASTER, SATURDAY.—There was a depression in the wheat trade, and to effect sales 6d. to Is per load reducticn had to be made. Birlcy slow, and fully Is. per qr. lower. Oats, beans, and poas quiet, nd each rather easier to huy. NEWCASTLE, SATURDAY.—The wheat trade was steady at Tuesday's rates for both EugEsh au,t foreign, being Is. to 2s. under the quotations of last Saturday. Barley and outs Is. cheaper on the week. No change ia beans or peas. Flour in retail demand at 61. to 19. decline. BRIDGNORTII, SATURDAY.—There was a small attendance of farmers, dealers, and millers, owing to the constant fall of rain during the day. Business in all articles was very flat, wheiit and barloy rather lower. The following were the quot;i- tious at the clo.-e of the market:—White wheat, 63. 2d. to 6,.10d. per bushel of 721b; red wheat, 5s. lOll. to 6s. Od. per bushel of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. 2d. to 6s. Od. per 38 quarts; grinding barley, 15s. to 16s. per bag of 10-c. Bean", 16s. Od. to 17s. Od. per bag of 10sc. Peas, 16s. 6i. to 17s. Od. per bag of lOsc. Oats, 13s. Od. to 15s. Od per bag cf 8sc. Indian corn, 13s. to 15s. 6d. per 12sc. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—A very full attendance, but trade flat, and ra!es were lower than last week. White wheat, per 75!b, 7s.; red, 6s. 8d.; barley, malting, per 38 quarts, 5s. Od. to 5s. 4d. j malt, per imperial bushel, Sa. 3d. to 8s. Gd. Beans and pca3 were unaltered in value. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.— Quotations: —Wheat (per 801bs.) 6a. 8d. to 7s. Od.; old ditto, 0s. Od. to Os. Od.; Barley (per 40 qts.), 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; Oats, (per bag), 17s. to 20s. Od.; Etiv-, 10 for Is.; Butter, Is. Id. to Is. 3:1. per Jb. Fowls, 2" 6d. to 4s. 0 1. per couple r>neks. 4s. 01. to 5s. C,I. Geese, 4s. Od. to 6s. Od. each. Turkeys, 3s. to 6s. Potatoes, 3s. oa. to 4s. Od. per bushel.
NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—There was a fair supply of beasts on offer, but trade was inactive, ..t high prices, prime sorts rea- lising from gid. to 7d. per lb. Pigs were a middling show, and rather dearer. Nothing doing in calves. PETERBOHOUGH, SATURDAY.—The demand for beef was fair, and sa!es tuok place varying from 6d. to 7d. per lb. The best sorts of mutton made a little more money. Pork moved off at a slight advance in price. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 12,471 head. The general posilion of the cattle market is without material altera- tion to-day. A full average supply of stock has come to hand, and a slight improvement has been noticed in the quality of some breeds, although at the same time inferior stock has been plent ful. From our own grazing districts the receipts of Beasts have been tolerably good as regards numbers, and the general quality of the stock has been rather better. Prime breeds have experienced a healthy inquiry, and for such fall quotations have been realised, the be,t Scots and crosses selling at 5s. 61. to 5s. 8d. per 8 b; but for inferior stock the deman-I has been inactive. A large number of Irish cows have been offered, and dispose of at very low prices. From Lincolnshire. Leicestershire, and North- amptonshire we received about 1,950 shorthorns, &c. from other parts of England, about 25) various breeds; from Scotland, 151 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland. 1,000 head. As regards Sheep, the -how has been moderate, but inferior breeds have predominated. Prime qualities have freely sold at extreme currencies; otherwise the business doing has been limited. The best Downs and half-breds havp, sold at 5s. 8d. to 5s. 10d. per 8:b. For Calves the trade has been firm, and prices have been main- tnined. Pigs have been in fair request, at about last Monday's quotations.
LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 338 firkins butter, and 8,082 bales bacon, and from foreign ports 23,988 packages butter, and 1,793 bales bacon. The business transacted in Irish Butter is very limited, prices nomin- ally without change. Foreign sold slowly, prices generally 2s. to 4s. lower. The Bacon market remains steady, at the late ad- vance, and dealers only purchase for present consumption. Best Waterford 75s. to 76s. f.o.b. CHESTER CHEESE FAIR.—About 90 tons were pitched, most of it being of superior quality. Prices ranged from 65s. to 80s. per cwt., and the whole was sold. LONDON HOP, MONDAY.—Our market is quiet, quotations remaining firm at the decline noticed last week. The continu- ance of heavy imports has tended to check the demand for American and continental hops, but prices nevertheless are maintained, especially for choice qualities. Yearlings remain in moderate request at recent values. The Bavarian market is reported hardly so strong; but A'sace and Belgian prices are very firm, with a tendency to improvement. New York advices to the 17th instant report the foiling off of shipments to England, but the arrivals from the interior continue large, in anticipation of heavier freights attending the close of navigation. Quotations: 25c. to 30c. for choice. Mid and East Kent £ 1 0 £ 9 15 £ 12 12 Wealds 5 «. 6 15 7 10 Sussex 5 10 6 6. 7 0 WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY.—Messrs Piercy, Longbettom, and Faram's circular says-" At our market to-day, one or two very trifling lots were on offer and sold at full prices. There are still uyers, but not enough left to supply their wants. Only four pockets of new have been weighed this week at the public scale, nnd 9il pockets older dates." LONDON SEED, MONDAY.—English Clover&eed comes out very slowly, and prices are creeping up for any useful qaality. Foreign qualities of red were held for higher prices, particularly choice samples, from the North of France those from Bordeaux were not so valuable, but theso held for more money. English Trefoils were scarce, and held for more money. Engli-h Canary- seed sold on former terms; but foreign qualities were rather lower, from the abundance coming forward. Foreign Tares have yet few buvera, and moderate prices only can be obtained LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—The wool market has remained without animation. Fine qualities have been in request at full prices, but the transactions have been on a retail scale. Stap- lers, however, have been firm in demanding full prices, owing to thn hetter tone Drevaiiing in the colonial wool markets. n_n- CURRENT PRICES OF ENOLISH WOOL. S. d. to a. d. FLBECEs-Sonthdown hoggets per lb. 11 1 It Half-bred ditto. 1 4 15 Kent fleeces t, 1 8 1 8; Sonthd'n ewes and wethers 11 1 it Leicester ditto .„ 1 21 1 8 SORTS—Combing „ 1 4| 1 S Clothing 1 4 1 4J HALIFAX WOOL AND WORSTED, SATURDAY.—Wool shows no change in prire, but there is less changing hands. Staplers continue to complain of the high rates in the country, and of the difficulty wiiich they have of bringing wool to town, and selling it to a profit. Spinners are working to very little profit; in sooris cases they are working at a loss. The piece trade is quiet, merchants being hard to please. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.-A fair average supply of Potatoes has been on sale. The trade has been rather better, at our quotations. u English Shaws 70. to 9U3. per ton. I English Regents 70s. to 1(-Os. „ English Rocks 70s. to 75s. „ Scotch Regents 80s. to 1003. „ French 60s. to 70s. „ BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SATURDAY.— Hides: 951b. and upwards, 4id. to Od. per lb 851b. to 9411)., 4A1. to Od. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 4jd. to Od. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 8| 1. to Od. per lb; 561b to 641b, 3|d. to 0d per lb; 551bs and undet,3|l to OJ. per lb. cows, Sall. to Oi. per lb.; bt111. Sd. per lb.: flawe and irregular, Sad. to 01. per lb.; horse. 7s. 01. to 14s 0d. each Calf: 171b. and nowards, 511. per lb. 121b. to:161b., 7ad. per Ib 91b. to Illb., 741. per Th.; lisht, 7| t. per lb.; flawed an-I irregu- lar 6d. np1" I h. Wools, A 1,6s. 6 i.; A, 5s. 4d.; B, 3s. lOd. WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, & FAT MARKET, SATUR- DAY. Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 41d. per lb. 851bs. to 941bs.4ad to Od. per lb.; 751bs. to 841bs., 4Jd. to Od. per lb.; 651bs. to 74lbs.. 8}d. per lb.; 56lbs. to 64lbs., 3}d per lb.; 55lbs. and under, 41. Cows, 651bs. and upwards, 8|d. to Od per Tb.; 641 bs. and under, Sad per 1b; bulls, 3d. to 8d per 1b; flawed and irregular, 3gd. to 3 d. per lb; kips, 3Jd. to 4|d. per lb; horse. 5s. Od. to 1 s. Od. each. Calf* 171bs. and upwards, 5^d. per lb.; 121bs. to 161bs, 7^d. per lb; 91bs to lllbs., 721 per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.: flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, 3s. 4d. to 5,. 2d. each. Fat, 31. te 3jd.
LONDON PRODUCE.—SATURDAY. SUGAR quiet, at previous rates. A fair demand for refined. (JOFFRE.-A fair business, at very fu 1 rates for Plantation C TEA"—Small request; va'ue unaltered. RicE.-Lit*!e d.-ing; unaltered. TALLOW.—Steady prices; a fair trade.
THE WELSH le-ON, TIN-PLATE, AND COAL TRADES. R,.il bu-in"s continues brisk on foreign account, and the more favourable Indian ailvices referred to last week are beginning to be realise 1, contracts for about 20,'1 0 tons of rails, and propor- tionate quant ties of cast-iron sleeps, Ac., being now about to be giveu out on account of Indian railways. To Italy, too, a large quantity of nils was exported during the week. At some of 1 he workis many of the large orders have been worked off, and the small'-r ones are uow being attended to. There is no mate- rial alteration in the home business. Several rail offers are on o, der for delivery in the spring. The 70 ton team ham me', which is being made at the Dow ais Ironworks, is now nearly completeil. Bars continue siow, and quotations are unprofitable. In pig-iron there is slight improvement. In the tin-plate trade m ktrs are fast reducing the make, and early next year it is prob -ble that stocks will be so reduced as to render the demand much bettr. There is more vitality evinced in the steam coal trade. The j current quotations are, as a rule, maintained.
RAINFALL AT TOWYN, FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 1869. Height I DEPTH OF RAIN. of rp Greatest fall in » Rain iJX 24 H°«™- = i Month. Depth Above A hove Ground. Sea Inches. Inches. flr level. mh 25 9 feet. 15 feet. 4.35 0.55 W lLLIAM SCOTT, Engineer, Towyn.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Dec. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. r p.m. a.m. p.m. Sat. 4 7 25 7 58 7 54 8 27 7 o4 8 7 Sun. 5 8 20 8 43 8 49 9 12 8 29 8 52 Mon. 6 9 5 9 28 9 34 9 57 9 14 9 37 Tues. 7 9 48 10 8 10 17 10 37 9 57 10 17 Wed. 8 10 28 10 51 10 57 11 20 10 37 11 0 Thur. 9 11 13 0 5 11 22 — Fri. 10 0 1 0 24 0 30 0 53 0 10 0 33
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Idris-side Harriers meet on Monday, Dec. 6th .Cefnrowen Friday, Dec. 10th Blaenau Monday, Nov. loth Cambrian Mines At 10. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughari's) Hounds meet on Saturday, December 4th Llanybyther Bridge Tuesday, December 7th .Aberayron Saturday, December 11th Llanfihangel-ar-Arth Bridge At 10.30.
PORTMADOC. ARRIVED.—Jannet, Jones; Dahlia, Ellis; Edith, Jones; Rose, Edwards; Elise, Jindle Sarah, Jones. SAILED.—Betty, Ellis; Dorothy May, Jones John and Margaret, Jones; Helen Douglas. Holmes; Eliza Blake, Roberts; Eliza Wolesley, Williams; Fanny, Leir. BARMOUTH. ARRIVED.-Sea Lark, Davies, Cork Criterion, Jones, Isle of Man; Margaret and Jane, Griffiths, Liverpool; Berthally, Lloyd, Pwllheli; James Conley (s.), Jones, Pwllbeli. SAILED.—Margaret and Jane, Pugh; Elizabeth, Lloyd; and Lark, Garnet, all for Liverpool. MOCHRAS. ARRIVED.—Mary Jones, Morris, Plymouth; and Hawk, Jones, from LiverpooL
THE REV. EDWARD MUCKLESTON TUR3 UP AGAIN. On Friday week, the Rev. Edward Muckleston and his foreman were summoned before the Mold magistrates to answer a charge of feloniously stealing certain colliery plant at Pontblyddyn, belonging to the City of Chester Building Society. Mr Tibbits (Chester) prosecuted and Mr Clarke (Warwick) defended. Mr Muckleston is the rector of Hoseley, in Warwick, and in December of last year he was a partner with a person named Peake in a colliery which was being opened up near the town of Mold, in Flintshire. The land had been transferred to them upon lease by Messrs Griffiths and Rowbottom for P,850, but it was subject to a ground rent of jBttO yearly, payable every six months. To pay off the purchase money Muckleston and Peake borrowed £ 1,000 from the City of Chester Building Society upon mortgage of their property, the loan to be repaid in monthly instalments, and power being granted to the mortgagee, if the defendant and his partner were four months in arrear, to enter upon, take possession, and dispose of the property. In June of this year defendants fell in arrear, and execution was put in but in the same month tbe amount due was paid, and the bailiff withdrew from possession. In October a consider- able sum being still due to the society (upwards of L9W, imcluding principal, interest, and costs), the complainants discovered that under the supervision of Guest, acting under Muckleston's instructions, the plant in question, which was sworn to as part of the property included in the mortage, was sold, unawares to the complainants, and only realized something like 2100, though it was worth between J6200 and t". It was concluded by Mr Tibbits that the acts of Mr Muckleston amounted to a felony but it appeared, upon the examination of the secretary to the society, that defendant was not four months in arrear when the proceedings were instituted, and upon that point a question was raised as to the complainants' right to take possession, and ultimately the Bench ruled that the case was one for a civil action. Defendant's solicitor said Mr Muckleston had been reduced to his present posi- tion-he was almost insolvent-by the dishonesty of his partner and ruinous mining speculations.
The North Wales Chronicle, in reference to the letter of Mr Richard Davies, M.P., objecting to chapel collections for the Political Evictions Fund, said:—"Mr Davies's fears are well grounded. There is great danger of his ministerial friends' indulging in political diatribes; nobody knows that better than himself." Mr Davies now writes to the North Wales Chronicle to say that his fears were not grounded on anything in the past; they related solely to the future. No one knows better than he does, he says, how utterly false are the accusations brought against the ministers, that they preach politics for he never knew one instance in which the devotional character of the services was disturbed by an allusion to political subjects." The Chronicle-acknowledges that "no one knows better" about the matter than Mr Davies here, then, is his testi- mony. Perhaps the Chronicle will now withdraw its ac- cusations ? The Rev. D. Monntfield, Rector of Newport, one of the most liberal-minded of our Shropshire clergymen, proposes to form Congregational Councils," to confer with the minister on the conduct of divine service and to co-operate with him in the work of the church. The rev. gentlemen, in laying his proposal before a meeting last week, said he hoped the Congregational Council" would tend to prevent the clergy from introducing changes in the church service which were repugnant to the wishes of the congregation. The Council, he trusted, would also pro- mote la} co-operation in church work, and induce the con- gregation to take a greater interest in it. The new body is to be composed of attendants at the church, but not necessarily of parishioners. Mr Mountfield's proposal was well received, and an adjourned meeting is to be held next week to consider the desirability of electing a Con- gregational Council." The idea is quite a novel one in connection with the Church of England but there can be little doubt that the Rector of Newport has thrown out a suggestion in accordance with the tendency of the times, and one which, in SJme form, will eventually be adopted. Now that the days of clerical rule are passing away, and ecclesiastical is spreading even more rapidly than political democracy, "Congregational Councils" are more likely to meet with general approval than any other scheme we have yet heard of. And if this idea is car- ried out generally, it seems to us it need not take the place of Diocesan Councils, but, on the contrary, may afford a convenient machinery for electing delegates. Each con- gregation will have its own council, to attend to its own affairs in conjunction with the minister; and then, for general consultation for the good of the whole church, eah diocese also will have a council. 'PRIZE-TAKERS AT BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, POULTRY, AND DOG STaOW.-Thig show opened on Monday. The first prize for Herefords, of which the number exhibited was small, was taken by Mr Heath, of Norfolk and that for the best steer, by Mr Price, of Pembridge, beating a fine animal exhibited by the Queen; who, however, in the next class (heifers) took a third prize. The short-hom classes were more numerous, and the principal prizes, ei°ht in number, value £ 120., were all taken by the Earl of° Aylesford's steer, the best animal in the show. The Devons as a whole, are said to be the "best lot". in the exhibition, Mr Walter Farthing taking the first prize. Mi Thomas Mansell, of Ercall-park, is one of the judges of sheep, of which the entries were much below the average. The following were amongst the prize-takers Welsh Oxen and Steers.-Flrst, 215. Exhibitor, Captain Henry Platt, Gorddinog; breeder, Mr Edward Elias, Gorswen. Second, 2.5. Exhibitor, Captain Henry Platt, Gorddinog. Shropshire Sheep -Fat Wethers (not ex- ceeding 22 months old)-First, £ 15 Exhibitor and Wpder Ri<rht Hon. Lord Chesham, Latimer Lhesham, Bucks, 'and 10 guineas given by Mr C _N. Newdegate, M P Second, rlo. Ditto. Third, £ o. Mr Thos. Nock Sutton Maddock, Shiffnal. Highly commended Mr Wm. Yates, Grindle House, Shiffnal. Commended: Mr H. Matthews, Mountford, near Shrewsbury. Pointers, (Medium size) Dogs.—No dog was qualified to romoete in this class that has ever won a first prize at any show Exceeding 501bs, and not exceeding 651bs. First prize": Exhibitor and breeder,Mr J. Lloyd Price, Rhiwlas. Bala, Merionethshire, Snapshot.— Retnevers, Black. (Smooth or Wavy-coated) Bitches—Third: Exhibitor, Mr J Lloyd Price Rhiwlas, Bala, Merionethshire, breeder. Mr J. L. Dove, "Luna," six years and ten months. -Bull D0trs.—Second Exhibitor and breeder, Mr J. Lloyd Price, Rhiwlas, Bala, Merionethshire, Michael the Archangel," One year and one month. -Cochin China Fowl (brown and partridge feathered). Cocks hatched in 1869 Third, 91. Mr E. Tudman, Ash Grove, Whit- church, Salop; fourth, 10s., Mr E. Tudman, Ash Grove, Whitchurch, Salop.—Cochin China (brown and partridge feathered) Pullets. First, 23., Mr E. Tudman, Ash Grove, Whitchurch, Salop.-Malay. Cocks exceeding one year old. First, £3, the Rev. A G. Brooke, Ruyton- XI-To "ns.-Game Fowl (black and other reds, except black-breasted). Cocks hatched in 1869. Fourth, £ 110s., Mr Thomass Burgess, Burleydam, Whitchurch, balop. Game Fowl (brown and other reds, except black-breasted). Hens exceeding one year old. First, £3. Mr lhomai Burgess Burleydam, Whitchurch. Salop. -Game Bantamp. Cocks and hens. Third, 10s., Mr William Baker Etches, Broughall House, Whitchurch, Salop.