ABERYSTWYTH. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before the 'Mayor (J. Matthews, Fsq.) *ad J. Pavies, Esq. Donkeys Strdying in fie -Streek.-Owen Jimwg,"Merion- ethshire Arms, Nortbgate-etreet, and James Miles,*North- gate-street, were charged with blowing their donkeys to m at large in tthe streeteon 'the 12th instant.—Sergeant Evans started "that he -saw two donkeys in Northgate- street, ifeetween twelve and one >«»'clock, on lifee night of the 12th. The donkeys which were straying im the streets belonged to the defendants Jones and Miles.-Both -fle- fendants expressed great penitence, stating that the offence shovld not occur again.—ITbe case against Miles was dismissed, the defendant James being feed Is., and the costs. Obstructing the Street.—Jdhn Lewis, IAanikystdd, was charged with leaving a herse and fiart on the street, so as -to become ..an <ob £ tmctraD, on the 20th inrtant.—P.C. D. Davies.-saitl,he saw tSie defendant's cart «tanding in St.-James-square it-caused quite in obstruction and pre- vented other vehicles from passing. The cart -wasen the street dor about fealf-en-hanr. Defendant was the driver, "but not-.the owner, of the eart.—"Defendant staged that he had placed the cart in a lsl%ce where he thougkt it would not'.be an obstenetion.; he -ba;d occasion to leave It, and on returning .found that his cart had been removed from where he left it, and placed across the middle of the atzeet.-The Beach believed defendant's story, and dis- gmimed the caiw- Ghimney on Etm.—Wiliw*n Morris, shoemaker, Moor- street, was charged with allowing hie chimney to go on ifire on the 15th .instant.3?,C. James stated that he noticed defendants chimney .on fire oat the 15th, and he 3mocked at the doer, which was opened by the defendant's wife. Witness noticed a large quantity of soot on the hearth, -which appeared to he fallen from the chamney. -DeftmMnt's,wlfe;uppeared,:a.nd stated she could not tell how the .chimney goton fire.—SHie Bendli were of opinion that it was an accident, and ascordingly only fined the defendant Is. costs included. Amault.Ienkin Jenkins, Sigh-streefb, was charged wifth amauhaag Elizabeth Jenkins, of High-street,, on the 15th instant..—As the complainant did not appear, the -cammm,discharged. Application f&r a Trttmtfer of licence. Application was made for the transfer of the tkience of the Weston Traits, Thespian-street, from Join Jones to Richard Williams.—The Mayor: Thjs house is good /or nothing «only as a trap to make people drunk. the town is pestered with these disreputable houses. — Mr Williams said he woaM keep the house properly. —The transfer was granted. This terminated the business. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS, TUESDAY.—Pr-eseet: Mr John Matthews (Mayor) in the chair; Messrs S. J. Atwood, D. Williams., 3, F Jones, E. W. Jones, Philip Williams, C. Hackney, Hugh Hughes, T. H. Jones, J. Davies, T. Jones, J. Watkins, D. Jenkins, B. Hughes, W. Julian, J. Jones (Great Darkgate-street), Dr C. Rice Williams, Captain J. Paries; Mr Thooias, clerk; Mr D. Lloyd, assistant clerk. Mz J. W. plumper, C. B., was also present. The minutes of the last meeting having been read, the Mayor asked when were the samples of water taken. Mr JlyZKVEY said the samples had been sent. The MAYOR said the reasos he asked the question was because he saw his name down as one of the committee. The CLERK—Mr Haekney was one of the committee, and perhaps he will give a reason why they went without you. Mr HACKNEY—It was reprgsfinted to us that the Mayor vai pot at home. Mr ATWOOD said he believed the Mayor was not at home the day the committee went to take the samples. BILLS. The different bills for labour were then brought before the Board. Mr ATWOOD thought the Board were paying very high wages for work done in the town; the men seldom began work before eight a.m. and left at six p.m. The CLERK asked Mr J. P. Jones if the finance commit- tee had seen a bill which had been sent in by Mr Roderick Williams. Mr JONES said he had not seen any of the bills. Mr Jones said the bill from Mr Roderick Williams had better stand over for a fortnight. Mr ATWOOD-I must say that our finance system is rotten. Mr J. P. Jomm-You are one of the rotten ones, then, for you are on the finance committee. Mr ATWOOD-I did not say the committee; I said the system was rotten. SPECIAL BUSINESS. The MAYOR said he had very good news to ten them. For years the town had been anxious to remove the nuisance of the Mill Leet, in front of Lewis Terrace. There had been an attempt to get that land in the posses- sion of the town, and the Town Council had succeeded in eoming to terms with Sir Pryse Pryse, which were thought to be advantageous to the town, and by which the Mill Leet became the property of the Corporation. Mr Fryer, Oik iiiiMi'.lf wSi? x rysa Pryse. had stated that the proposal ^ras agreed to, and the only obstacle was getting, the con- sent of the trustees. This the Mayor stated had been obtained. With regard to the proposal which had been accepted by Sir Pryse Pryse, an exchange of land would have to be made and a little money paid. They would now be able to widen Lewis Terrace mwn Pontcorrie up to Chalybeate wall, and they woulcLalso be able to make a good approach to the Railway Station. A nice promenade could now be made by filling up the Leet, and this would wave as an additional attraction to visitors. The CLUIt asked what about the deeds of exohaage. The MAYOR said it was decided that the Corporation should nay for the deed of exchange, but in any title deed or anything else that might arise it was agreed that each party should pay their own expences. The Board would issue an order if they liked to have the Leet filled up and leveled at once. Mr AXWOOD suggested that a committee should be ap- pointed to see that the leet was filled up; he thought it would be well to ornament that part with a row of trees. Mr J. DAVIES agreed with this suggestion. The MAYOR stated that from observations made by Mr Taylor, when he was down some time ago, he stated that they could obtain money to improve the town, and fifty years would be allowed for the repayment. Money would be required to make the proposed improvements, the widening of Lewis-terrace, and the new street, promenade, Ac. The Corporation did not intend to make anything by the exchange, as they would hand the land over to the Commissioners, when they expected to borrow lie money required for making the improvements. A great deal of money would be required to carry out the whole of the improvements, and the promenade would be one of the best in the town. Mr ATWOOD proposed that a committee be appointed to make a report as to the cost of property, leveling, and lay- ing out Lewis-terrace from Pontcorrie to Plascraig Walk. Mr PELL thought a commitee ought to be appointed to enquire into the whole of the cost. Mr ATWOOD said what he propose4 was with a view of doing away with that which was at present unsightly. The work of leveling might be done in a fortnight, and would not exceed 2.5. Mr T. JONES did not think that the work mentioned by Mr Atwood would cost more than 30s. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS thought it was work that ought to be done at once. The MAYOR thought it would be well to add that no rubbish must be taken to the Mill Leet after it was leveled. Mr ATWOOD said it was now town property, and any persons throwing rubbish there would be summoned. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS said a similar order was issued seme time ago, but persons carried rubbish there while Mr Vaughan, the surveyor, was absents Mr PELL stated that what he wished the Board to do in the first instance was what they woutd have to do at last, namely, get a statement of the cost and borrow the money. Mr PELL eventually withdrew his saggestion, and Mr Atwood's proposition was seconded and agreed to. A BETTER WATER SUPTLY. The MAYOR said the next point for the Board to con- sider was ,the question of a better water supply, pending the contemplated permanent public works. He then called upon those gentlemen who had any proposition to make on the subject. Mr T. JONES said he believed that Jesse Morgan had a scheme to lay before the Board. Mr Jones believed that the supply-would be required for something like two years, and he thought Jesse Morgan was quite competent to advise them as to the temporary supply. Mr ATWOOD said he did not suppose that any commis- sioner would gainsay him when he said that the matter before them was absolutely necessary, and that they could not put it off. JESSE ^MORGAN, in a few remarks, said the scheme he had m view was the purchase of a steam engine to pump water from the Flats in order to enlarge the supply until the permanent supply was obtained. The MAYOR—If I understand you aright, what you pro- pose is, for the Board to get an engine of their own i stead of employing that of other persons? t JESSE MORGAN—Yes. The CLERK—Would you buy an engine or hire one? tj. Mr T. JONES thought the purchase of a second-hand Pr«Me would be much cheaper than hiring one. The CLERK thought it might turn out that the Board ♦onld have no further use for the engine after two or tluee -r Mr T. Joins said an engine would cost from gloo to JOSDl Mr PELL said he had given this matter a little consider- ation. He thought that whatever scheme was' decided upon by Mr Arnold Taylor, it would necessitate the con- struction of a larger reservoir than the one at present in use. If they were going to construct a reservoir, where would they put it? Having regard to the existing supply, and the quantity of water which at this time of the year is running waste, ne did not think a better place could be found for the construction of a reservoir than the dingle above the present existing reservoir. Would it not be desirable to ascertain from Mr Richards, of Penglais, and Mr Hughes, on what terms, if any, they would sell the Board the piece of land above the reservoir for the purpose of building another reservoir. The largest quantity of water used in the town was obtained from the dingle if the water was good, as he believed it was, then why not build the reservoir; but at the same time await Mr Arnold Taylor's report. Mr Pell proposed that a committee be fonbed for making enquiries as to the purchase of the land above the present reservoir, and also as to the cost of an engme-. Ac. This was seconded by Mr ATWOOD. Mr T. JONES said he was not aware that there would he sufficient time to build another reservoir. Mr PELL said the reservoir could be constructed in three otoliths. After some conversation, MAYOR said he thought there would be ipl-ty of time to enquire about a steam engine after Mr Taylor's. report was received. J ESSE MORGAN said the engine "woctRI be required in March. Mr D. WILLIAMS said he happened to be present at the last meeting, and there were gentlemen there who were also present to-day, but whose tone was quite differ- ent. The Commissioners present at the last meeting were told that someting must be done at once to provide an ad- ditional supply for the next two years. Mr Pell, with all due deference to him, had gone far from the point he argued at the ia#t meeting. He (Mr Williams) was of opinion that, in .talking of the construction of a reservoir, the Board were going from the business at present before them. Mr HACKNEY agreed with Mr Pell's proposition. Mr -B. HUGHES said he did not think Mr Arnold Taylor s report would be received before another engineer had been sent down. The Boand, by, a -resolution passed some time ago, had bound themselves to abide by Mr Taylor's decision,-and they were now going to adopt an- other^cheme. Mr PFLL-. Oh.no, we are not. Mr B. HUGHES-I beg your pardon; Mr Taylor told us to make provision-lorte. next two summers, but not be- fore receiving his. report, and I think we ought to request -our clerk to write to Mr Taylor pressing him for his report. The majority, of the Commissioners wereof opinion that a scheme from the Flats could be carried out for a very small cost. This was considered by some to be a tempor- ary scheme, but* he called it a permanent scheme. He (Mr Hughes) proposed that an engine be.obtained, costing say £100 or £150, pipes be laid down, the well covered, and the whole completed by next summer. The supply to be.-obtained then would last them thirty years. With re- gard to enlarging the reservoir, he did not think they need go out of the present boundary, as there was plenty of room to enlarge the present reservoir. Mar PELL—There is not sufficient head room. Mr B. HUGHES said tkey need not enlarge the reservoir at all if an engine like the one described by Mr Durie was obtained. Mr PELL—Is not this the scheme that was laid before Mr Tayaor as a permanent scheme ? Mr B. HUGHES—It is. Mr PUL-Mr Taylor has the evidence before him. Mr E. EXLIS seconded Mr B. Hughes'R proposition. Mr T. JONES thought they were rather prematirffe in. going into this scheme before receiving Mr Taylor's report. The MAYOR thought they ought now to throw over- board the idea of a permanent scheme and take steps for providing a. temporary supply. He did not suppose that forming a larger reservoir above the present one would favour one scheme any more than another. He thought they ought to keep in view the object of doing-something that would be permanently useful, and thus not prejudice or favour one scheme or another in any way. No doubt they had all their different schemes, and -would like to see them carried out; but if they thought by constructing a larger reservoir it would answer the purposes at present required, then they should look at it in that light, and not try to keep the proposal down because they thought it would favour someone else's scheme more than their own. (Hear, hear.) Mr T. JONEB said he wished each member would take the same view of the matter as the Mayor. No doubt a little jealousy existed between them. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS thought that the suggestion of Mr Pell was a very wise one; he (Mr Williams) had for some years past thought of a similar plan. The bottom of the intended reservoir-would be at least fifty feet higher than the present reservoir, which would be of great advantage to the town in cases of fire. Mr T. JONES said the only objection he had was that a reservoir could not be'constructed in time, MrB. HUGHES said he did not oppose the scheme through being in favour of one scheme or another, but on account of the expense which would be incurred. He said he would withdraw his proposition, provided the clerk be re- quested to write to Mr Taylor asking him to send his report. The CLERK said he could not do so, as Mr Taylor had very strong objections to be hurried. Mr JULIAN supported Mr Pell's proposition. After some further discussion, Mr Hughes's proposition was put as an amendment and negatived, only two hands being held up in favour; Mr Pell's proposition was then put to the meeting, and carried. The following gentlemen were appointed on the com- mittee-The Mayor, Messrs T. Jones, W. Julian, J. Pell, and B. Hughes. FLAGGING OF THE STREETS. The next business was the flagging of the streets in ac- cordance with the plans laid before the Board at their last meeting. Mr T. JONES proposed that estimates for flags two inches in thickness be advertised for. He thougbt jSthtt- llefenni flags were the b6st for the purpose. Some time agV he was requested by the Board to obtain flags for the Wfcv^t ing of North-parade, more as an experiment than anything" else. He visited a number of the quarries in North W and fixed upon a stone which was recommended to hintat one of the quarries as the very best that could possibly be obtained. Those stones were laid down, and could now be seen in North-parade, and all he had to say was that he was connected with those stones. Mr PELL seconded Mr Jones's proposition; he also recommended the Aberllefenni flags. The CLERK stated that the object of this being brought before the meeting to-day was to decide whether they should flag the streets in accordance with Mr Vaughan's plans; if so, to petition the Secretary of State for power to borrow money for carrying out the work. Mr ATWOOD complained that he had been misrepre- sented by the Observer in the remarks he made at the rast meeting. From the report it would appear that he had spoken disparagingly of the Aberllefenni stone, whereas he had done no such thing; he merely wished to convey to the meeting that the stone had a tendency to be slippery in damp weather. From what he could learn the Aber- llefenni was the most durable stone that could be obtained. After some further discussion it was agreed that the clerk draw up a memorial petitioning the Secretary of State for power to borrow £ 1,500 for the purpose of re- flagging the town. The CLERK stated that the time to advertise was after they had obtained power to borrow money. This terminated the business, and the Board rose.
MACHYNLLETH. THE WEDDING OF MR AND MRS DAVID HUGHES.- Great rejoicings took place in this town on the 18th, in honour oi the marriage of Miss Annie Owen, third daughter of the late Mr David Owen, builder, and sister of the late Dr Owen, to Mr David Hughes, flannel mer- chant, Newtown. In various parts of the town flags were displayed from the houses, and, crossing the road, near the residence of the bride, there was erected a handsome triple arch, constructed of evergreens and ivy, surmounted with flags, and bearing the inscription in English and Welsh, "Long life and happiness to Mr and Mrs David Hughes." Spanning the entrance to the Welsh Calvin- istic Methodist chapel, where the ceremony was performed, was another arch having the sentiment, Cwlwm Cariad; Hir oes a dedwyddwch i Mr a Mrs Hughes." In the morning a large party of guests were entertained at the residence of the bride, the breakfast and cake being sup- plied by Mr Hughes, confectioner, Broad-street, Newtown. The carriages were supplied from the Unicorn Hotel.
CORRIS. MARRIAGE REJOICINGS.—On 'Thursday, the 25th nit., Corris and its neighbourhood presented a very lively appearance. The occasion was th(1 marriage of Captain J. R. Minshull Ford (late of the 8th, the King's Regiment), < f Ll-wyntrwer i, to Florence Helen, el lest surviving daughter of Charles Oldham, Esq. Alt in the neighbourhood were only too glad to have ah opportunity of testifying their esteem and respect for Mrs Ford, on the occasion of the marriage of her only child. Llwyngwern is proverbial for its hospitality. The poorer neighbours al-o have ever found all the members of the family ready to help them in their distress, and to feel for them in their troubles. In them they have had true friends, kind and gn, rous and open-handed. It is there- fore no wonder that those who from time to time have received from the family such unvaried kindness, should avail themselves of this happy occasion and show thcirsymp ithy by r. joit-in, with them in their joy. The event was announced to the inhabitants of Corris at an early hour by the firing of cannons, and the solitary church bell did her best to ring a merry tone. In the afternoon several hundreds of people gathered together at Llvvyngwern to partake of the g,Jod things which bad been so plentifully pro- vided for them. A Istrge num I-er of all c'ases (probably not less than 250 or OO, besides the children of the schools, numbering about 140, who were regale-I with tea and plum cake), did umple justice to the good cheer. The lawn was g*y with bannerg, and alll the rooms were beautifully and tastefully decorated with evergreens and appropriate mottoes, by Mrs Ruck, of P intlludw, who represented Mrs Ford on the occasion. At dusk fireworks were displayed in front of the house, and bonfires were lighted on the neighbouring' hitls. One especially was a magnificent one—that on the Glanddnlas hill. It illumined the whole country for miles. During the afternoon and evening the Corris brass band played several lively marches, &c., in good style. A large number of those present were also much pleased at wit- nessing three young quarrymen from Corris dance a genuine Welsh jig. Before parting, the Rev. £ >. Evans, Corris, in a short speech, proposed long ife, happiness, and prosperty to Captain and Mrs Minshull Ford, which was received hy those present with three times three. When their enthusiasm had a little abated, he again proposed the health of their kind friend Mrs Ford. This, we need not say, was rot 8t cordially responded t i. About eight o'clock in the evening all wentto their homes highly pleased with their entertainment, and with hearty wishes for God's blessing on the happy pair. The inhabitants of ttie town and neighbourhood of Machynlleth also gave expression to the sympathy they felt with all their neighbours on this joyful occa- sion by lighting a huge bonfire on the Fron-y-gog hill, and by having the bells of the parish church rung without intermi-sion all day. We may also mention that a most gratifying token of respect was presented to Captain Ford by the servants, in the shape of a beeutiful silver cup, bearing the following inscrip- tion:—"To our dear young master, oil his marriage, from the servants of Llwyngwem, Nov. 25, 1869."
Sir John Hanmer has presented a site for a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Halkyn. THE FOOT AND MOUTH DisiusE.-A supplement to the London, Gazette contains an Order in Council empower- ing a local authority from time to time, with the view of preventing the spreading of foot and mouth disease, to make regulations for applying to that disease all the pro- visions contained in the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1869, relating to pleuro-pneumonia, or such part or parts thereof as may be thought fit. The following rules for foot and mouth disease shall, however, be in substitu- tion of the pleuro-pneumonia rules contained in the seventh schedule to the Act referred to:- 1. These rules are to have effect with respect to any field, stable, cowshed, or other premises infected by foot and mouth disease. 2. Animals affected with foot and mouth disease, or herded with animals so affected, are not to be moved from such field, stable, cowshed, or other premises, or from any land or building contiguous thereto in the same occupation, except either for immediate slaughter, according to regu- lations to be from time to time made by the local authority for insuring such slaughter, or if not for immediate slaughter, under a licence signed by an officer of the local authority appointed to issue licences in that behalf. 3. Sheds and places used by animals affected with foot and mouth disease are forthwith, after being so used. to be cleansed and disinfected to the satisfaction of the loc authority, v <
POLITICAL EVICTIONS IN WALES. GREAT MEETING IN LIVERPOOL. A public meeting was held onTuesday night in the Concert Hall, Lord Nelson-street, under the auspices of the Welsh Reform Association, to express sympathy with the ten- ants who had been evicted in Wales, and to support the ballot. The hall was filled in every part. Mr John Roberts presided, amd there were also present Messrs E. M. Richards, M.P., T..D. L. Jones Parry, M.P., Henry Richard, M.P., Right HOD. W. N. Massey, W. Rathbone, M.P., Sergeant Simon, M.P., George Melley, M.P., Revs. Dr Rees, Dr Kerr, Archibald Stephen Llystyn Jones, O. Thomas, J. Thomas, A. J. Parry, J. Owen, N. Stephens, W. Roberts, Josiah Thomas, M. A., Mr Lle- wellyn Jones, Mr Wallace, Mr Sparks, Mr J. Williams, Dr Gee, Messrs D. Roberts, W. Williams, G. Williams, P. M. Williams, R. O. Evans, W. Roberts, D. Davies, H. Lewis, Eliezer Roberts, Captain Williams, D. P. Davies, R. G. Williams, L. Williams, Charles Russell, J. B. Torr, Mau ice Williams, Hon. Henry Romilly, J. Lloyd Jones, Thomas Jones Lloyd, Richard Owen, O. Elias, John Rogers, C. Crompton, Aspland, P. Williams, Joseph Jones, Morris Owen, Samuel Roberts, &c. There were a number of well dressed ladies in the reserved seats. As the leading gentlemen made their appearance on the platform they were heartily cheered, Mr William Rathbone, ,M.P., and the Right Hon. W. N. Massey obtaining an especially warm recognition. Mr J. Lloyd Jones, the secretary, announced that letters of apology for non-attendance had been received from, among others, Mr Morgan Lloyd, Mr R, Davies, M.P., Mr C. H. Tracy, Colonel Edwards, M.P., Mr R. L. Ledgey, Mr L. Dillwvn, and Mr Watkin Williams, M.P.. Mr Watkin Williams wrote—"I hope it is not necessary for me to say how much I sympathize with those who are oppressed and made to suffer, whether by landlords or others, on account of the honest and firin exercise of their religious and political convictions; and I have done all in my small way that-was in my power to reduce and destroy this oppression in my own country; and I hope not altogether without success." Mr Dillwyn, in his note, said-" I wish I could accept your invitation, as I sincerely sympathize with the objects of the meeting. The CHAIRMAN having opened the proceeedings in an able speech, The Rev. Dr REES, on risin- to propose, the t resolu. tion, was loudly applauded. He remarked that tftere was such a host of speakers, both on his left hand and on his right, that he would not presume to take up their time. He then moved the following resolution That this mee'ing considers it to be a subject of Alikoere con- gratulation, and a strong proof of the development of political principle in the Principality, that so many electors shou'd have voted at the last election in accordance with ttefr convictions, notwithstanding the great pressure to which th^ were subjected by landlords and others. Mr EVAN M. RICHARDS M.P. for Cardiganshire, on rising to second the resolution, was enthusiastically cheered. He said he thought Liverpool had a great deal to answer for in respect of the object for which they had met that evening, and when he was asked to attend the meeting in Liverpool, he felt it was his duty to attend and say a plain word or two to the good people of this town. (Cheers.) Many of them would recollect the great meeting held in Liverpool in June, 1868, he believed at the inauguration of what was called the Welsh Reform Association. On that occasion Liverpool was honoured by the presence of one whose name always called forth re- spect in Liverpool—John Bright. (Cheers.) His hon. friend the member for Merthyr came down. (Applause.) They heard speeches on that occasion which stirred the hearts of the men of Liverpool, and it was no compliment to them to say that those speeches also stirred the hearts of the whole Principality. (Cheers.) He said, therefore, that Liverpool had a great deal deal to answer for in re- spect to the last election. But if they had a great deal to answer for, they had also much to congratulate themselves on, and Welshmen would be less than men if, when an op- portunity was afforded tLem, they could not make some sacrifice for the principles they held. (Applause.) They were reminded that they were a nation of nonconformists, and that they, above all men, should send liberal mem- bers to the Bouse of Commons. Well, they did send liberal members to the House of Commons. (Loud cheers). The Welsh nonconformists and the Welsh liberals sent men—although he was a very humble member -of whom they need not be ashamed. I Hear-, hear, and applause.) Foremost amongst them, they sent his honou end, Mr Henry Richard. (Cheers.) They t Davies, member for Anglesey. (Cheers.) honourable friend on his left, Mr Jones- srs.) They sent Mr Osborne Morgan. r Mr Safris for Carmarthenshire, and Ta Williams for Denbighshire. (Cheers, M* Morgan Lloyd.") He said that the 'and Welsh nonconformists carried out the lied into them by people of Iaviirpool, "arid which was necessary to prove tajar character as good men 4bd as good professing CSm^tea. (Applause.) Well, consequent upon doing their duty, what was the result ? They knew that soon after the election there was a meeting in London-the Welsh banquet, as it was termed. On that occasion they vowed that they had not only done a great work, but they would continue that work. They had hardly settled down in the House of Commons before the hearts of many good Welshmen were pained to know that the results of what was done at the last election had brought upon many good and honest men notice to quit their farms. (Cries of Shame.") He consulted several gentlemen upon the subject, and they issued a schedule of questions to be answered by persons in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, to obtain full information as to what had taken place. The result of those answers was that he and the gentlemen who acted with him thought it necessary to ask the Welsh Liberal members of Parliament to meet together. A statement of the answers received was read at that meeting, and at the request of the meeting his honourable friend the member for Merthyr brought the subject before th,e House. He (Mr Richards) need not now reiterate what the honourable member said on that occasion. They knew how the Tory members calumniated his hon- ourable friend for what that honourable gentleman had done; but, notwithstanding that he had given chapter and verse, and that he (Mr Richards) gave chapter and verse, up to this very hour not one statement the honourable member put forward in the House had been controverted. (Applause.) But the Welsh Liberal members who took the matter up were counselled: "Be quiet; don't do any- thing by which our enemies may take advantage allow this matter to cool down you have brought this matter before the House of Commons, and it is hoped the report of what has taken place there will induce a great many notices to be withdrawn." It was hoped that to a great extent the ill-feeling that existed would- be allayed, and they followed the course suggested. They were quiet, and waited until the 29th of September to see whether the notices that had been given in March were carried into effect. He (Mr Richards) was happy to say that a large number of notices were withdrawn. It became apparent that a great number of their countrymen had suffered for conscience sake. It then became a question as to what was to be done, not only to relieve those who were suffer- ing, but to attempt to put an end to the system of terrorism which had in some measure been put in force. The measure of injury done was not to be estimated by the number of notices given, nor by the number of people turned out, but from the fact that these cases were merely put forward as examples to others. The measure was not in the number of evictions, but the terrorism which they would instil into the minds of others. (Hear, hear.) After consulting many hours, it was felt that the right course to take would be to convene a conference of of the whole representative men of Wales, from Cardiff, to Holyhead. They met on the 16th November at Aber- ystwyth, and he thought Wales might congratulate her- self on that meeting. (Hear, hear.) There were representative men from nearly every town and district in the whole of Wales, North and South. It was then demonstrated beyond all doubt that where tyranny and injustice were attempted to be exercised, Welshmen were ready, from one end of the land to the other, to come for- ward and help the sufferers. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) That meeting at Aberystwyth had done a greater work than any in Wales, because it showed those who attempted to tyrannise over their tenants that public opinion would be brought to bear upon them, and that the whole country would be ready to help those who wtrj suffering for what they did for conscience sake. (Hear, hearj and applause.) He (Mr Richards) presided at that meeting, and they felt it would be most desirable that no case should be stated as one of eviction that c.,uld not be proved to the" very letter—(hear, hear)—and as he stated then, I would rather the cases should dwindle down to two than that any loose assert ons shall be made that cannot be proved to the very hilt." (Hear, hear.) He was then speaking to hundreds who knew that tyranny and oppres- sion had been exercised, and therefore it was unnecessary for him to go into details; but no sooner was the meeting over than the Tory press said the statements were gross exaggerations, and that really there had been no cases of eviction. Why, to tell the people in Cardiganshire or Carnarvonshire that, would be to tell them that the sun did not shine at noonday. They lived in the midst of men who had been suffering, and it was easy for persons in Liverpool, Manchester, or London to write in the Tory press and say that there was nothing in it." They were there that night to tell them that there was some- thing in it; he was there to tell the meeting that from his own knowledge there was something in it. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He was also there to say that, so far as they could, they would help those men; that they would help those only who had been proved to have sustained in- jury, and none else; and when this was proved they would help them by giving them money and advice; and they wished it to be known that they were ready in this way to assist those who were fighting for the principles they pro- fess. (Applause.) They were no doubt aware that cer- tain machinery was started at Aberystwyth to enable an account to be received from every county of cases of per: secution and of tyranny-cases of eviction and cases where men had sufferedrfor voting according to their principles. At that meeting it was determined that a committee should be appointed in every county, to whom applications should be made by persons who were aggrieved; and also that for each county three gentlemen should be appointed, to be called assessors, and when it occurred" that there was a case in which there was any doubt in the minds of the committee of either county as to the validity or the amount of any claim, it should be referred to these three gentlemen, who should be persons of unimpeachable character and weight in their counties, and whose decision all parties would obey. The machinery, if put in operation, would act satisfactorily, and he hoped, when any claim was mscde out, that-Welsh- men all over the country-whether in London, Liverpool, or Manchester—would feel it to be their duty to give their fellow-countrymen a helping hand to encourage them to continue in the good work they had tbegun. (Loud applause.) He also mentioned that steps had been taken to enable every congregation of the 3,000 chapels in Wales to contribute on the first Sunday of the year in aid of the objects that meeting had in view. (Hear, hear.) He had 4, no &ubt that the result of all the -efforts Chat were being made would be that Welshmen throughout "Wales and EWHand would gladly assist their who Verr suffering, or -who had suffered, for their'political opinions in the Principality. (Applause.) But they had been BO often challenged with respect to the reality of cases.of eviction that perhaps he might detain the meeting for two or three minutes by referring to afew cases, almost all within his own knowledge. Most of them had no doubt read in the Barter the picture given by Gohebydd of two cases of eviction which came under his notice at Abereiron, in November last. Well, since that time the Conservative press in Wales had so persistently challenged the cases that could be produced- that a veiy influential newspaper in South Wales had thought it desirable to send out a special commissioner to inquire into cases of eviction in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire; and he (Mr Richards) hoped that the results of the labour of that sommissioner would be published in Welsh as wdl as in English, and he thought he was not going too far when he promised that it would be published in Welsh as well as 9M English. Gohebydd, in his letter pictured one Matthew Pugh. Well, the real name of the man was not Matthew Pugh but Samuel Jones, and Samuel Jones was a farmer who lived at Dolgoy, in the parish of Llangranog. He was a good, hard-working and honest man, and he held a farm under a landlord whose father and grandfather were Liberals, and, whenever occasion required, led the tenants ill: Liberal principles. The son, on coming into possession of the property, not onjy fell away from the faith of his fathers, but wanted the tenants to do so also. Jones, how- ever, was rather obstin ate on tbp-point. (Applause.) He said —No I have been a nonconformist, and have professed principles I cannot draw back from, and have no wish to draw back from, and I intend to vote for the gentleman mo whose political opinions are in harmony with my own." (Applause, and cries of "Bravo, Sam.") Well, this was a grave offence to the owner of Dolgoy. He was, no doubt, a very excellent man in private life, but landlords in Cardiganshire-and he was afraid the feeling was not con- fined to Cardiganshire—felt that the land must carry the votes; that because the tenant occupied the land of Mr David Thomas he must therefore vote in accordance with the political views of Mr David Thomas. This was the great root of the whole of the disturbance which had taken place in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire and the whole of Wales. If landlords felt that the tenants' votes ought to go with the land, let them be honest about it and say, The land carries the vote, and we will alter the mode of representation such and such an estate shall have a cer- tain number of votes, and the votes shall go with the land." But it was cruel that a man should be entitled by law to exercise his vote-that he should hold political views antagonistic to those of his landlord, but that he should be obliged to forswear those principles merely because he was a twBit of Mr David Thomas. (Hear, hear.) But S&nMr Jones was not made of that sort of stuff. (Ap- plNB&) Instead of veering round with the change of I principles of his landlord, he maintained his principles. And what was the result? Well, Samuel Jones was kept in suspense for some six weeks after the 29th of September as to whether he should hold his farm or not, but in six weeks afterwards the landlord said he was not to hold, his farm, and he was served with a writ for £65, the rent payable being only 260. Although there was a set-off of between 230 and 240 due from the landlord to Samuel Jones, he offered to pay the B60 that was due. He (Mr Richards) offered to pay it for him—(applause)—but the landlord had instructed his solicitor to have M, and Samuel Jones had to pay the expenses of a writ and to suffer the incon- venience of being turned out and driven with his wife and children to a small cottage. And* fofc what ? For doing what the father of the present owner had told him he ought to do—vote according to his liberal principles. After giving other instances of political evictions, Mr Richards said in the teeth of all this they were told there were no evictions; that there was no oppression in Wales; they were told, in fact, by one gentleman representing a Welsh constituency that Wales had no wrongs to redress. (Hisses.) Was that the opinion of that meeting? (Cries of No.") The men of Liverpool would be unfaithful to the duty that they asked these men to perform, of voting according to their consciences, if they were not at all times ready to give them not only material help but sympathy from their hearts. (Cheers.) 1* The resolution was then unanimously carried with loud cheering. j The Rev. OWEN THOMAS mcfted the next resolution as fnlli iwsr •— iL That tiiis meeting deeply I sufferings of those who h&vi otherwise injured in their cil he anxieties and their holdings or IDsequence of the conscientious exercise of the franchisvat twlate elections, and pledges itself t aid the fund,that is ntmlgflMr raised with a view to compensate them as far as possib losses they have undergone. The reverend gentleman spoke to the resolution in Welsh. The CHAIRMAN neXt introduced to the meeting Mr H««$Bktard, the champion of their cause in the H6u&«» kt~ OmnmooSj aftd of Welshmen everywhere." (Chaffs.) Mr HENBY RICHARD then delivered a long and eloquent speech, after which the resolution wasput to the meeting and carried unanimously. While the papers which had been delivered soliciting subscriptions to the fund were being collected, the meet- ing was briefly addressed in Welsh by the Rev. John Thomas. The Right Hon. W. N. MASSEY (who was received with- immense cheering, the audience rising en masse) moved the third resolalOn- That this meeting considers that the recent events in Wales furnish an additional illustration of the urgent necessity for the ballot; and is of opinion that strenuous efforts should be made to press upon Parliament and the Government the duty of adopting such measure during the ensuing session. The Rev. A. J. PARRY, of Liverpool, seconded the resolution in a Welsh speech, which was loudly applauded. Mr Lovs JONES-PABRY, M.P., supported the iiiolution, and in doing so said he was happy to be present on that occasion, as he was on all similar occasions, in assisting to do any good to his countrymen. He was glad to see so many present, and he hoped that the result of the action of that great assembly would be to prevent further politi- cal evictions in Wales. He would tell them what he considered to be the duty of a landlord towards his tenants when an election took place. He considered he ought to make it known to them that they were at perfect liberty, so far as he (th<flandlord) was concerned, to vote precisely according to their political convictions. (Hear, hear.) He thought the landlord should also add, for the sake of the timid, that so far from looking upon any tenant with an unfavourable eye who voted in opposition to him, on the contrary he would respect him as an honest and truthful man—as a man who had a political principle and chose honestly to exercise it. (Hear, hear.) When he (Mr PiTry) issued his address to the electors of Caraar- vonshire, he made it known to his tenantry that they might vote against him if they liked. He did not suppose many of them would, because in the first place he was on very good terms with his tenants; and, secondly, he be- lieved there were not more than 100 people in Carnarvon- shire who were really true Conservatives. (Applause.) Mr Sergeant SIMON, M.P., for Dewsbury (who was re- ceived with applause), supported the resolution. After paying a high compliment to Mr Richard, M.P., for his great speech on Welsh evictions in the House of Commons —which, he said, was the most successful speech of last session—Sergeant Simon called on the audience to stand by the honourable members for Wales, as they were advo- cating not only the cause of the Principality, but the cause of every fellow-subject who was entrusted with the franchise. (Cheers.) The resolution was carried unanimously. I, Mr W. RATHBONE, M.P. who was received with loud cheers, movecMhat the thanks of the meeting be given to the chairman. He said he was sure he should only express the warm feelings which possessed every breast in that meeting if he thanked the chairman for calling that audience together, and giving them an opportunity of ex- pressing their sympathy with and admiration for those men who had shown us in Wales that the spirit of mar- tyrdom was not extinct. (Applause.) They had also to thank Mr Henry Richardand Mr Evan Richards for the manner in which they had brought forward this question, not only upon that occasion, but in Parliament. What were the sacrifices which the people made in the cause of freedom and principle, compared with those which the men.who had been evicted had undergone? We gave of our, leisure and of our abundance in th cause of liberty, but they had brought into the temple of liberty and right all that they had of their living. (Applause.) It was only by such sacrifices as these that English liberty was founded and maintained—(hear, hear)—and it was glorious to think that the spirit which had made such sacrifices in times past was not extinct now, but that we had it before us, and it was our privilege to sympathize with it, and admire and aid it. (Applause.) The motion was seconded by Dr GEE aiid unani- mously; and the Chairman having acknowledged the compliment, the proceedings terminated.
TRAFFIC RETURNS. 1869. Great Western ) £ 74,441 West Midland > 1868. South Wales ) £ 75,036 1869. London and North Western "J £ 124,885 Shrewsbury and Hereford > 1868. Shropshire Union y £ 121,404 For the week ending December 19<&. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS (178 miles open). -.Fa-gsengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 1,011; mer- chandise,, minerals, and cattle, 21,110. Total for the week, £ 2,121. Aggregate, to this date, £ 78,989. Corre- sponding week in last year (176 miles open).—Passengers, &c., £ 1,173; merchandise, &c., 21,152; total 22,325; aggregate, to this dattf, £ 75,311. For the week ending December 12th. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (GOt miles open).— Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 143 16s. 4d.; goods and live stock, £ 93118s. 2d.; total, £ 1,07514s. 6d,; £ 17 14s. 2d. per mils per week. Corresponding week last year (59fc miles open).—Passengers, &c., £ 121 7s. 2d.; goods, &c., £ 880 16s. 9d.; total, £ 1002 3s. lid.; £ 1616s. lOd. # mile$week. Increase, £ 73 10s. 7d. Aggregate from 1st July, (24 weeks), 1869, £ 26,73013s. lid.; ditto 1st July, 1868, £ 22,455 10s. lOd. Increase, t4,275 3s. Id.
An amusing story comes from the neighbourhood of Kerry. A certain preserve had long been visited by poachers, who always succeeded in escaping detection, till one night the keeper and several assistants resolved to watch. One of them ensconced himself in the stump of an old tree, and at last heard approaching the steps of his prey. At the proper moment he descended from his hiding place, but the unfortunate wight in the road was so terrified at the apparition emerging from the tree, that he mu for dev life. The signal for help was sounded, a chatfe began, and at list-thw runaway was captured, and marched towards the police-station—but "lien a little light was thrown upon the subject, he was discovered to be only a harmless farm labourer, who had been doing busi- l.l"'t>,¡
GREAT FLOODS IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE, MERIONETHSHIRE, AND SHROPSHIRE. Consequent upon the violent gales and heavy rainfall of last week much damage to property has been caused in various parts of Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire, owing to the overflowing of the rivers. On Saturday morning th scene which presented itself along the route of the Cambrian Railways was extraordinai^ and. farm- ing. In the neighbourhood of Moat Lanel Junction, the Severn, swollen to an unusual height, had swamped many acres, of land, and at Caersws Bridge, the stream was at times almost., level with the woodwork. At Llanidloes arid Njewto«#t manv of the houses in the vicinity of the SfeUarsfullofwatgyand much personal in- and discomfor-were exnerienced bv the ij^iMn^mmates. At Llanbrynmair the Dovey, foaming in its narrow bed, carried away a portion of the buttress: of the stone skew" railway arch, which spans, the river near the railway station. From Cemmes Road to Glan- dovey Junction the whole valley of the Dovey was sub- merged, the course of the river being lost in the vast expanse of water. At Machynlleth egress and ingress were completely cut off on the Pennal side of the town, the turnpike road leading out of Machynlleth on that side being rather like the bed of a mighty, rushing stream, so violent was the course of the flood. On the Glandovey side of Machynlleth the flood in several places was almost level with the metals, and feal-s were entertained for the safety of the line under such exceptional circumstances—men being placed at short intervals along the railway to watch the action of.the water. No injury, however, resulted to any part of the line, except on the Dolgelley branch, near Penmaenpool station, on that portion of the line which was opened last summer. The overflow from the Mawddach becoming dammed up opposite Glynn effected several breaches in the line on Saturday morning. The first pas- senger train from Barmouth Junction passed over safely, but, on the arrival of the mail, it was found that the water had made several breaches in the embankment, and traffic was consequently suspended—the intermediate passage being worked by omnibuses from the Ship Hotel. The line was, in several places, completely submerged—the water being, at one time, on the turnpike road leading to Dolgelley. A strong body of men, under the direction of Mr Edwards, the district inspector of permanent way, and Mr Robert Green, were hard at work all Sunday repairing the breaches, and the line was in perfect working order on Sunday evening in time to allow the mail train to pass through. Heavy rain fell on Saturday night, and early on Sunday morning there was a sharp storm of hail. On Sunday afternoon the waters had greatly subsided, and on Monday the rivers presented their ordinary appearance- the only traces of the flood being apparent in the broken ffences, damaged hedges, and miniature lakes which were visible in the low-lying fields contiguous. to the rivers. Several of the farmers in the neighbourhood of Machyn- lleth have, been sufferers from numbers of their sheep having been drowned and carried away by the waters. Owing to the overflowing of the mountain streams, por- tions of the turnpike-road between Dolgelley and Dinas Mawddwy, and Dolgelley, and Machynlleth, have been blocked by the masses of earth and stones which have been swept down from the mountain side. Near Dinas Mawddwy a great quantity of debris has fallen on the new road re- cently constructed by Sir Edmund Buckley: the block on the Machynlleth road is about two miles from Talyliyn. A large body of men are engaged, under the direction of Mr Wm. Scott, the district surveyor of roads, in removing the obstruction. Yesterday the Severn was in many places bank high, and between Welshpool and Newtown several of the low-lying meadows contiguous to the river were yet under water. A large tract of land, midway between Forden and Montgomery, known a the Floss, was entirely submerged. We have it on the authority of that personage, the oldest inhabitant, that the floods now abating in Llandrinio, Llanymynech, Maesbrook, Llwynytidman, and Melver- ley God Help," have not been equalled since 18-52. On this point, however, opinion differs.gome asserting that the floods seventeen years ago exceeded the present by a foot in height, and others going in for a foot less. Be this as it may, the flood of last week had the effect of terrifying those living adjacent to the rivers, and materially damag- ing the property of farmers—many persons, indeed, did not retire to rest between Thursday and Tuesday. The principal damage is done to field produce, and cart-loads of turnips can he seen at the present time decorating the hedge-rows of "many a fair and open field." We do not know whether it is a recommendation or not, but it was singularly conspicuous that the purple-topped" turnips had a greater tenacity for "mother earth" than any other description of the genus. The chief sufferers in the turnip line are Messrs Croft, Rogers, Ward, and others, in the Llwynytidman district. The vast amphitheatre of hayfields"to quote a con- temporary-and other fields situated between the unfor- tunate Potteries line of railway and the Breidden, lie many feet deep under-the waters of the Virniew. The "argy" belonging to Mr Humphreys, of Middleton, and Mr Wilds, of The Grove, gave way to the extent >»f sixty yards, and the consequence was a general flooding of some thousands of acres. The damage done to this district, and its desolate aspect, are rather more than we can describe, but when it is taken into consideration that large oak, ash, and other trees only mark their vicinity by their top- most branches, the depth of the water inundating this part of the country can be imagined. The highest flow was at three a.m., Sunday, the flood remaining stationary until seven a.m., when the waters be^an to abate. A small" flood was experienced in the Melverley district on Thursday, but on Sunday the extensive rise of the flood was only equalled in its rapidity by the ebb of the waters. France's line" has sustained very serious dam- age, and;, upon enquiry, we ascertained that 250 yards of the line, in patches varying from thirty to seventy yards, were washed away, the ballast in many instances being carried into the adjoining fields. The flood when at its highest level covered a country six miles in breadth, and more than that in length, between Llanymynech and Shrewsbury. Gangs of labourers, under the superintend- ence of Mr Stephen Mason, have been employed in mak- ing the Potteries line eligible for traffic, and the trains which had been stopped since Sunday commenced running yesterday, at three o'clock. The lower part of Melverley was unapproachable, and we saw a house nearly swamped by the flood, the waters being on a level with the firit floor A man well known in the district of Kinnerley occupied the house in question, and it is reported that he has been drowned, together with his family, but it is46 be hoped the report is untrue. Several sheep have been lost by Mr "Croft, Mt Thronger, and others. The districts about Llanfyllki and Meifod were also flooded, of course, but we have heard of no serious damage. In the valley of the Clwyd and the Dee great floods have also taken place, doing damage in various places. SHREWSBURY. Monday Afternoon. On Sunday morning the Severn presented a grand but a very sad sight grand from the expanse of water, sad from the injury and havoc it has wrought in the numerous houses of the poor in the suburbs of the town. On Friday evening the river rose rapidly, and on Saturday it had swollen to the dimensions of an ordinary flood." Fears were engendered in those parts of the town which are liable to flooding, and in Coleham and Frankwell many of the residents began to remove th furniture from the ground floors in expectation of the inroads of the river. Early on Sunday morning the rising rapidly increased, and portions of Frankwell and Coleham befcame partially flooded, the houses in the district known as "Back Coleham" being inundated. During the night the water rose with almost unexampled rapidity, and on Sunday at ten o'clock the spectacle presented itself of a large flood. The streets in Frankwell, the road in Coton Hill, the highway in Coleham, were very nearly sub- merged, and of course, for the river to have spread to this extent, the Abbey Works, the courts and passages in Frankwell, and the fields in Coton Hill and Berwick, had been completely covered. The extent of flood continued throughout Sunday to grow greater, and on Sunday night the suburbs of the town were literally under water, which in Coleham, Belle Vue, and Coton Hill and Frankwell, was several inches deep in the street. On Monday morn- ing the depth in the public roads was from one yard and a half to two yards, and the sight throughout the districts outside of the bridges was pitiable in the extreme. From the Congregational church to the establishment of Mr Pountney Smith, in "Longden, Coleham," a distance of nearly a quarter of a mile, was one sheet of water; from the entrance to the Smithfield-road in Chester-street to the London Apprentice in Coton Hill, another broad ex- panse and from the bottom of Mardol to the Prince of Wales in Frankwell, was a nearly continuous flood, ex- cept just on the Welsh Bridge. This immense and almost unprecedented submersion of the town has caused, of course, a good deal of injury to property. Some houses at the bottom of Mardol which lie low were nearly sub- merged, and the residents, all poor people, were taken in a waggon by the chief constable to tne workhouse on Sunday night. Hundreds of the poor have been deprived of innumerable articles of furniture, and numbers of tradesmen have had their merchandise completely spoiled. Barns from fields, bowers and summer houses from gar- dens have been swept away, and some gentlemen have lost collections of valuable statuary which adorned their gardens. An entire suspension or ousmess nas, or course, been caused in the flooded districts, and those whom busi- ness had compelled to come into the town, have had to come in boats, breaks, and carts. Flys were used, but the water was so high that it got inside them, and in Coton TTill so deep that flys could not work there. Boats, Coracles, and rafts, have been used to carry provisions to the people who have been obliged to seek refuge in their upper rooms, and who have received their necessaries through the windows. No serious consequences, such as the destruction of bridges, embankments, or houses, have as yet (Monday afternoon) been discovered, but at pre- sent it is impossible to give particulars of the havoc wrought, and these cannot be found out until the flood has subsided. The water is now lowering, but very gradu- ally, and unless the decrease increases, the river will not become confined to its natural course until late to-morrow. The Mayor and several members of the Corporation, and the chief constable and the police are most assiduous in their attentions to the imprisoned families, riding through the Water to relieve their wants. It should be stated that the business of the town has been materially interfered with by this untoward event. A public sub- scription is already talked of for the benefit of the desti- tute sufferers, and the Mayor, we believe, will at once commence it. It is said that this flood is higher than the well-known inundation in 1852. and several circumstances are mentioned in proof of this; as, for instance, the Abbey Church was not then flooded, but now it is, bnd service could not be held'there on Sunday night. Six of the steps were visible at the English Bridge then, but now 9 there'are only five. Whether the flood is equal in its pro- portions to that of 1852 or not, It is sufficiently wide- j ¡. L i spread to be asShistoric event, and to be the source of such loss and stnlering as have not been experienced here for years same cause. m'A- Tuesday Morning. The water has subsided about 'four feet, and passage' throughout the suburbs is partially restored, bnt there are still portions in Coleham, Abbey Foregate, and Coton Hill, submerged. The decrease, however, has become* ffrapid, and probably by this evening the whole of the water-covered streets will be free. In the districts named the inhabitants are busily engaged in "resetting their houses in order," and in clearing their cellars from the' water. It will be some days before the premises which have been flooded can be put right, and a great loss in the shape of damage to furniture, and a vast amount of suf- „ fering and illness, must ensue. Yesterday his worship the Mayor, _Mr H. Fenton, was occupied all day in goinfL-V upon rafts, in boats, or carts, and supplying the wantB Qiffi the poor. In some instances the Mayor took the watMi^la and waded through it in passages and courts up to waist. As yet we have heard of no loss of life, orof^S very serious loss of property. A horse and a hay came down the river yesterday evening. Tuesday Evening. The river continues to go down, and by to-moiTow it" will, no doubt, have returned to its natural boUl1 A public meeting of the inbabftants, convened by the Mayor, has been held to-day. Resolutions were carried that a public subscription be opened for the relief of the sufferers i from the flood, and that a committee be formed to collect 1 subscriptions and distribute the relief. The Mayor was J thanked for his zeal and energy in administering to the- 1 poor in the flooded districts. 5.
NORTHERN FARMER. NEW STYLE. (From Mr Tennyson's New Book.) DOSN'T thou 'ear my 'erse's legs, as they canters awaay? Proputty, proputty, proputty-that's what I 'ears 'em saäy. Proputty, proputty, proputty—Sam thou's an ass for thy paains: Theer's moor sense i' one o' 'is legs nor in all thy braains. Woa—theer's a craw to pluck wi' tha, Sam: yon's parson's 'ouse— Dosn't thou knaw that a man mun be eather a man or a mouse? Time to think on it then; for thou'll be twenty to weeak.* Proputty, proputty—woa then woa—let ma 'ear mys6n speak. Me an' thy muther, Sammy, 'as bean a-talkin' o' thee; Thou's been talkin' to muther, an' she bean a tellin' it me. Thou'll not marry for munny—thou's sweet upo' parson's lass- Noii-tho,ti,ii marry fur luvv im' we boath on us thinks tha an ass. Seead her todaay goa by-Saä.int's-da.äy-they was ringing the bells. She's a beauty thou thinks- an' soii, is scoors o' gells, Them as 'as munny an' all—wot's a beauty?—the flower as blaWs. But proputty, proputty sticks, an' proputty, proputty graws. Do'ant be stunt: t taake time: I knaws what xnaakes th& sa mad. Wam't I craazed fur the lasses mysgn when I wur a lad? But I knaw'd a Quaaker feller as often 'as towd ma this: • Doant thou marry for munny, but goa wheer munny is r An' I went wheer munny war: an' thy mother coom to- 5 'and, Wi' lots o' munny laald by, an' a nicetish bit o' land. Maaybe she warn't a beauty I niver giv it a thowt- But warn't she as good to cuddle an' kiss as a lass as 'ant nowt? Parson's lass 'ant nowt, an' she weant 'a nowt when ela dead, Mun be a guvness, lad, or summut, and addlej her bread r ,Why? fur 'e's nobbut a curate, an' weant nivir git naw ligher; 'e maide the bed as 'e ligs on afoor 'e comm'd to the shire. And thin 'e coom'd to the parish wi' lots o' 'Varsity debt, Stook to his taa'il they did, an' 'e 'ant got shut on 'em yet. An' 'e ligs on 'is back i' the grip, wi' noan to lend 'im a shove, Woorse nor afar-welterldil yowe: fur, Sammy, 'e married fur luvv. Luvv? what's luvv? thou can luvv thy lass an' 'er munny too, M Maakin' 'em goii, togither as they've good right to do. Could'n I luvv thy muther by cause o"er munny laaid by?' Naay—fur I luvv'd 'er a vast sight moor fur it: reason why. Ay an' thy muther says thou wants to marry the lass, Cooms of a gentleman burn: an' we boath on us thinks tha an ass. Woa then, proputty, wiltha?—an ass as near as mays nowt§— Woa, then, wiltha? dangtha! —the bees is as fell as owt.1T Break me a bit o' the. esh for his 'ead,lad, out o' the fence! Gentleman burn! wh&Vs gentleman bum ? is it shillins an" pence ? Proputty, proptitty's ivrything 'ere, an', Sammy, I'm blest If it isn't the saame oop yonder, fur them as 'as it's the- best. Tis'n them as 'as munny as breaks into 'ouses an' steals, Them as 'as coats to their backs an' taakes their regular meals. Noa, but it's them as niver knaws wheer a meal's to be 'ad. Taake my word for it, Sammy, the poor in a loomp is bad. Them or thir feythers, tha sees, mun 'a bean a laazy lot, For work mun 'a gone to the gittin' whiniver munny was got. Feyther 'ad ammost nowt; leastwaays 'is muny was 'id. But 'e tued an' moirdiss6n dead, an 'e died a good un, 'e did. Loook thou theer wheer Wrigglesby beck comes out by the 'ill Feyther run up to the farm, an' I runs up to the mill; An' I'll run up to the brig, an' that thou'll live to see; And if thou marries a good un I'll leave the land to thee. Thim's my noations, Sammy, whereby I means to stick; But if thou marries a bad un, 111 leave the land to Dick.— Coom oop, proputty, proputty—that's what I 'ears 'im saay— Proputty, proputty, proputty—canter an' canter awaay. This week. t Obstinate. t Earn. H Or fow-welter'd—said of a ttheep lying on its back in the furrow. § Makes nothing. 11' The flies are as fierce as anything.
4 ORDINATIONS. ST. ASAPH. The Bishop of St. Asaph held an ordination on Sunday last. The sermon was preached by the Very Rev. the Dean. Deacon-Waldegrave Brewster, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford. Priests-Rev. D. 0. Davies, St. Bees, curate of Col- i wyn; Rev. W. Ellis, B.A., Caius College, Cambridge, curate of Llanrwst; Rev. D. Jones, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford, curate of Bala; Rev. J. T. Lewis, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford, curate of Ciloain; Rev. Z. Williams, Queen's College, Cambridge, curate of Halkyn; Rev. T. E. Jones, M.A.,St. Mary's College, Cambridge, curate of Holywell. CHESTER. The Rev. E. R. Johnson, M. A., rector of Northernden, preached from 2 Cor., iv. 2. The following is a list of those admitted to holy orders Priests. -S. Boot, Queen's College, Birmingham L. F. Burne, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin G. W. Clapham, Queen's College, Birmingham, and University of Halle J. Douglas, B. A., Pembroke College, Oxford; J. R. Eyre, B.A., Clare College, Cambridge A. M. O'Connor Macdona, B. A., Trinity College, Dublin • J. A. M'Mullen, M.A., Queen's University, Ireland, and B.A., University, London F. R. W. Malpas, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin, licensed to Davenham W. P. Oldham, M. A., Christ's College, Cambridge, licensed to Padgate W. P. Osborne- B. A., Brasenose College, Oxford; J. Toone, B.A., St. John's College, Cambridge; A. C. Wright, B.A., Queen's Col- lege, Cambridge. Deacons.—J. Bell, B.A. Queen's College, Oxford, licen- sed to Stockport; J. Bownes, B. A., Trinity College, Cambridge, licensed to St. Peter's, Congleton; J. Brown, B.A., St. John's College, Oxford, licensed to St. Saviour's, Everton; G. Chapman, B. A., Chiitt's College, Cam- bridge, licensed to St. James-the-Less, Liverpool; J. A. Lawson, B. A. and S. C. L., Exeter College, Oxford, licenced to Frodsham G. B. Sweetnam, St. Bees' Col- lege/licensed to Huddersfield; E. Wilkes, Queen's Col- lege, Birmingham; licensed to St. Catherine's, Wigan; S. Williamson, St. Bees' College, licensed to All Saint's, Hindley.
In the middle of one night, about a week ago, the ser- vant at Mr Groom's, of Wellington, hearing a noise, went downstairs. On the stairs she met a son of Mr Groom's, a lad of thirteen, and tried to catch hold of him, but he slipped past her, and had fallen from his bedroom window before she could overtake him. He was killed and the coroner's jury returned as their verdiet that he came to his death accidentally during sleep, the case being supposed to be one of somnambulism, to which the deceased was subject. Mor Meirion, the President of the Cambrian League, wrote a long letter to Mr Gladstone, some time ago, about the Welsh bishops but all the reply he received was a line or two stating that the Premier feared he had no information to give on the subject alluded to." And yet Mor Meirion had offered to refrain from agitating for the disestablishment of the Welsh Church if Govern- ment would only endow the Welsh University with an annual grant of £ 30,000 INOCULATION OF CATTLE.—A meeting of the Cheshire Chamber of Agriculture was held on the 16th, at Crewe, to receive the report of the deputation, appointed at the- last meeting, to inquire into the operation and effects of inoculation as a preventive of pleuro-pneumonia in cattle as practised in the London dairies. Lord Egerton of Tatton presided. Several members of the Chamber thought it must be accepted that whilst inoculation was a valuable remedial agent when resorted to immediately on the outbreak of the disease, it was not a sure preventive, but in order to still further carry the experiment, a resolu- tion was passed-" That the Chamber is not in a position at present to offer a decided opinion upon the value of in- oculation, but recommends that the secretary, as an ex- periment for information, be empowered to pay for the inoculation of any member's cattle on a farm where pleuro- pneumonia has recently broken out, and that one or two of the milking stock be left not inoculated for the pur- poses of ccftnparison,"