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The Bishops of EXICTER, BATH and WELLS, and the FALKLAND ISLANDS were on Wednesday consecrated in Wstminster Abbey. The consecrating bishops were those of LONDON, Sr. DAVID'S, WORCESTER, and ELY. Before the ceremony began, formal protests were presented by a proctor or proctors for the bishops of GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL, LICHFIELD, HEREFORD, and LINCOLN. Less formal pro- tests or significations of dissent were stated to have been sent in by those of LLANDAFF, BANGOR, ROCHESTER, and PETERBOROUGH.—The Cabinets whichhave lately followed fast on one another, have ceased for the present-it is said, till the middle of January, the 8th February being fixed for the meeting of Parliament. Even Ireland, we may hope, requires no more dimnagon, though it has rarely required more vigilant precautions or a stricter rule. The annual celebration at Derry passed off quietly, an armed force of twelve hundred men keeping the hostile factions at peace, but acts of violence continue to recur. Scarcely a week, indeed, passes without some new crime of this kind.—Although we know really tittle of what is passing at Rome, we know enough to be aware that the proceed- ings of the Council do not run smoothly; and that the Bishop of ORLEANS, as the head or ringleader of the Opposition, is proving extremely troublesome. The Trustees of RUGBY have met, considered the objections urged against the choice of Mr HAYMAN, and confirmed the election.
Some curious facts with respect to paupers and beer are reported from Wrexham. At a recent meeting of the Guardians, an offer of Mr JONES'S, of the Island Green Brewery, to present abarrel of beer for the Christmas Dinner, was discussed, and strongly opposed. Mr T. ROWLAND opened the discussion, by moving that the offer be accepted; and remaking that we are told in the Seriptures that "Wine maketh glad the he*rt of man." It seems, however, that a majority of the paupers of Wrexham workhouse are not wishful to have their hearts made glad, at any rate by beer; for a canvass has been taken, with this remarkable result-53 in favour of beer, 127 against. The alternative was, beer or a subeCtute--L-boffee or something of that kind, we presume—and there was, as we have said, a very large majority in favour of the substitute. A com- mittee have reported that four-fifths of the pauperism of the Union is due to drink;, and, as one of the Guardians remarked, it is strange that drink should bring paupers to the House, and that as soon as they are there they should cease to care for it. One or two other strange facts were stated. The casual paupers were generally in favour of the beer, and not the old inmates and the greater pro- portion of the 53 advocates of drink were women! The result of the discussion was, that Mr ROWLAND'S motion, which was seconded by Mr EDWARD JONES, of Ruabon, and opposed by Mr WHABLEY, M.P., and others, was lost by 13 to 5. The Guardians entered into a subscription to give the inmates a Christmas treat, and JET was raised in the room; so that we may hope their hearts will be made glad without the beer. Another subject discussed by the Guardians was the boarding out of the children; and the motion in favour of that. system was carried unanimously, with the single exception of Mr PEEL, of Royton. We shall watch the experiment with great interest If it succeed—as it is said to have succeeded in other places—in depauperizing the children, a most valuable result will have been obtained. Mr BAUGH, who moved the adoption of the system, stated that from statistics which he read it appeared that out of 181 boys boarded- out under the system only two had returned to the workhouse; and only four girls out of 194. This is very encouraging. At the same meeting Mr WHALLEY gave notice of motion in favour of recommending greater stringency in dealing with vagrants magisterially. This is very proper; but the hon. member goes too far when he seems to pass a sweeping condemnation on tramping workmen. There are thousands of worthless tramps who deserve the cat; but there are, at least, hundreds of honest Workmen who are compelled to travel about the country. Many of them, however, belong to trade societies, and need not burden the pubHt. And here, let it be noted, is one of the advantages of trades-unions. no Welk Fasting Girl," Sarah Jacob, died on Fri- day afternoon* the eighth day of the watch, in the pre- sence of the London riunes. From the nurses' report, it appears that she continued in smelt the same condition as when the watch commenced up to Tuesday or Wednes- day, when she became restless and began to suffer from cold. On Thursday she was so cold that her sister was allowed t& be put in the bed with her, and the head nurse thought she was dying. On Friday morning food was offered to her; but "she made no reply, and appeared to go off into a-fit." At three p.m. she died. At a meeting of the oomnrittee on Saturday, Mr Davies, surgeon, de- posed to informing the father of the condition of the child on Friday morning, xhd Offering to, takt- away the watchers. The father refused to allow the girl to be given food, but he afterwards said that if Mr Davies wished to convince him- self wheth- ti-girt could swallow or not he might offer something. 'He1-did not do so as it was too late. It was well for the sake. of truth and common sense that me fraud should be "exposed, but it is verv pitiful that the life e £ the girl ahoald have been sacrificed in thte exposure. •» 1" ;1)-1"
W« think we can see one reason why the Ritualists make way—they are not bigoted, at any rate in the worst sense of the word, and sometimes, it seems to us, not bigoted at all. There is Mr Body, for instance. Speaking at Wol- Terhampton, the other night-in the midst, we mav say, of the most disgraceful interruption—he spoke of Wesley as one of greatest and grandest of England's sons," and farther on be said— He wished that they should learn one great truth from the Twelve Days' Mission." It was, that God, in His wisdom and in His goodness, blessed agencies that seemed, in man's eyes, to be of a very oppo- site character. He believed in conversions under Primitive Methodist local preachers, and under humble and compar- atively illiterate, but zealous, .humble, and God-loving colliers. (Cheers,) He believed so, because he had received the testimony of those who could testify to the time, the place, and the name of the preacher apd the occasion." Now men generally hate bigotry—unless, as is to often the case, they are bigotted themselves, and even then they think they hafe it—and so, we fancy, it comes to pass that the large-hearted, if too often small-minded, Ritualists make progress inthe country.
THE EVICTIONS IN WALES. A crowded meeting of the members and friends of the National Reform Union was held at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, on Wednesday night, for the purpose of ex- pressing sympathy with the ejected Welsh voters, and to promote the ballot. The ehair was occupied by Mr Geo. Wilson, the president of the union, and amongst the gentlemen who took part in the proceedings were Mr H. Richard, M.P., MrG. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Mr E.M. Richards, M.P., Sir E. W. Watkin, Mr Hugh Mason, Mr J. B. Torr, Kev. W. James, Rev. D. John, Mr H. Roberts, Mr J. Hughes, Mr Thomas Jones, and Mr E van Evans. The first resolution, which was carried amid great cheering, expressed the warmest sympathy of the meeting with those who were evicted from their holdings or other- wise injured in their circumstances in consequence of voting conscientiously at the recent elections in Wales, and desired to record its admiration of the manliness and courage evinced in defence of political freedom against the undue pressure and influence of landlords and others. The next resolution pledged the meeting to support the effort that is being made in North and South Wales to com- pensate the unfortunate victims of a tyranny which is, unhappily; not amenable to the law, and further pledged itself to do all in its power to prevent the repetition of such tyranny by urging the Government and the Houses of Parliament to protect the free exercise of the franchise by passing a law in favour of the ballot. The proceedings were of an enthusiastic character.
THE DEATH OF THE WELSH FASTING GIRL. THE INQUEST. CARMARTHEN, Tuesday Night. The inquest on the Welsh fasting girl was held to-day. The Coroner said he intended to call the nurses and the medical gentlemen, and perhaps the father; but thf in- quiry would not be further extended unless it should be' found desirable. The obj ect of the inquest was to ascercim the cause of death, but if any part of the evidence crim- inated any one, showing him to have been guilty of a breach of the criminal law, it would be the duty of the jury to return a verdict to that effect, and his duty would be to send the person for trial. The senior nurse was examined for nearly three hours, but stated little which has not been previously published. She was certain that the girl moved her left leg and left arm in her sleep. The witness's instructions from the committee were not to offer food, but if it were asked for to give it immediately, and to call in the doctors if any change took place. The girl did not have anything—not a drop of water—during the eight days of the watching. On 4e Tuesday four medical gentlemen visited the de- ceased. -The father refused to allow them to examine the girl's person. She never offered the child food, being told that if she did so the child would go into a fit. Deceased complained of no pain throughout. She was very restless from Wednesday. The body was cold, and there was difficulty in keeping her warm. The nurses ceased to watch on Thursday night, seeing that the girl was dying, and allowed her parents to go to her. Could not say whether they gave her food; saw none given. The girl died at a few minutes past three on Friday, delirious. Mr James Thomas, surgeon, Newcastle Enlyfl, inade the post-mortem examination, with Mr Phillips, a surgeon, in the nresence of several medical men. on Mondav. Ha examined the body of the deceased, who was said to be about twelve years and six months old. The body measure(j about 54 inches, was plump, and well-formed. After giving other evidence, the witness said it was no; niore possible that there could be excrement without foxlthan ashes without fuel. My opinion, if you want it, is that death resulted from want of food or sustenance. I be- lieve the child laboured under hysteria, which frequently manifests itself by very extraordinary freaks, and in her case by refusal to take food before the public, The- Coroner—You mean that if it were offered her when not before the public she would take it. Witness—I have no other conclusion to come to. Mr J. Phillips, surgeon, agreed with everything in Mr Thomas's evidence, and added that he found the toe nails had been recently cut, and also that under the left arm there was a hollow sufficient to conceal a half-pint bottle. Mr H. H. Davis, surgeon, Llandyssil, said he first at- tended the girl in February, 1867. She was then suffering "from internal inflammation in the lower part of the chest; the pleura was inflamed. He treated her accordingly, and she; was. under his care for six weeks. He prescribed milk diet. She adhered to it for a time. She was not then, be thought, suffering from hysteria, or epilepsy. He thought it was catalepsy. There was a rigidity of muscles of the left leg. She became much emaciated, and almost -a skeleton, snd was for one month in a kind of permanent fit. When he saw her he scarcely knew whether she was alive or dead. She was almost pulseless. She recovered in a fortnight. He discontinued his attendance after prescribing her diet. He saw nothing of her until the spring of this year, when she was known as the Welsh Fasting Girl." He did not beliave her story, and was one of the committee fjjjjr watching her to find out the decep- tion. Four men watched for a fortnight, and reported satisfactorily; but witness believed they were deceived. In compliance with a request, he attended a meeting at Llanfihangel-yr-arth about a month since, when it was decided to have four nurses from Guy's Hospital. He was one of the medical committee. The instructions to the nurses were not to desire the child to take food or water, but if she asked for them they were to be given to her. He visited the girl on Tuesday last. After five days' watching she appeared weaker. He tcld her father, who seemed indifferent. He (witness) did not suggest any food, because it was against the rules laid down by the father. He did not think any immediate danger was to be apprehended. Saw her again on Thursday, when she appeared much weaker, and he went to Pencader and saw an uncle of the child, named Daniels, and asked ■ him to try and get the father to send the nurses away, 'Or allow them to give her food. He also telegraphed to the medical committee at Carmarthen. By the Coroner—Did not ask the father about food, because he knew he would feel annoyed, and wished first to have a consultation with the medical men. The Coroner—The child might have died in the mean- time. Witness—She was not, I think, in such imminent dag- ger as that., I saw her again on Friday morning, when she was sinking fast. I told the parents so, and asked permission to give her stimulants. I mentioned brandy and water. The father said, in Welsh, "No nothing; she cannot swallow; it would kill her." The Coroner—Did you believe that? Witness—I did not know what to believe; nothing is certain. The Coroner—Except that the child is dead. You have watched the case; what do you think is the cause of death? Witness—Exhaustion. The Coroner—Yes; but exhaustion from what ? Witness-Want of nourishment. x The Coroner then read the evidence of Messrs Thomas and Phillips's post mortem, an-I asked, Do you think the child would have lived if the parents had allowed you to give it stimulants on Friday ? Witness—I do if they had been given on the day before. The inquest was then adjourned till Thursday, the Coroner stating that it would be competent for persons believing the story of the girl's fasting to give evidence on that ay. THURSDAY. The adjourned inquest on the body of Sarah Jacobs was resumed at the Schoolhouse, Pencader, on Thursday, before George Thomas, Esq., Carmarthen, coroner for the district. The Coroner at the commencement stated that he had previously told them that he intended hearing the evidence of the medical gentlemen who had witnessed the post-mortem first, and afterwards to take the evidence of the nurses; one of these had been examined and if necessary the other three would be called. Mr D. Lloyd, Lampeter, and Mr Bishop, Llandilo, watched the case on behalf of the parents of the deceased, Ann Jones, nurse from Guy's Hospital, stated that she accompanied the other three nurses to the house of the deceased's parents. Was present and heard the examina- tion of Elizabeth Clinch, on the 21st. The account which had been given of what took place at the watching was perfectly true, and she coincided wilji what had been said. She had nothing further to add to whatClinch had stated in her examination. Witness understood Welsh but had no conversation with the deceased during the period of her watching further than when the question was put to the deceased by the head nurse. The father and the mother were in the habit of coming into the room whenever they had any conversation with the girl it was in Welsh. The father was generally present when the girl's bed was made. He used to ask her how she was, and the little girl generally replied." Just about the same." Never heard the father or anyone else speak to the deceased about tak- ingfood, and witness never spoke to her about taking food; and witness never heard deceased ask for any. Witness never spoke to her about taking food; she was told by the parents of the girl not to mention anything about food to the deceased. The mother told witness in the presence of the father. The reason the mother gave for not doing so was that she took her oath more than two years ago that she would never more offer the child any more food. The mother also stated that the reason she took the oath was because the child objected to it; the last food she gave her was milk and water. The mother told witness that the child could not bear the smell of food. Did not notice deceased getting worse until Monday, the 13th, about two o'clock. Witness did not at that time speak to the parents about giving the child food. The father was in and out of the room that day, but witness did not think that he noticed .the child being worse. On Tuesday the girl was about the .¡e, but food was not mentioned. On Wednesday she was restless. Drs Hughes, Rowlands, Corsellis, and Lewi came to see the child on Tuesday. Witness and de^itsfc^' father were present during the interview. Dr Hughes wished the father to leave the room,-as he (Dr Hughes) objected to the father being present, and also that it was no use the doctors going there unless they were allowed to examine the girl. This was on Tuesday. Witness noticed on Wednesday that deceased's eyes were sunken, the nost pinched, and her voice much lower, which prevented her from being able to read. The girl talked very little, but witness did not undertand what she said. The deceased appeared sensible, but she could not get the words out. Witness did not notice any delirium on Wednesday. On Thursday morning deceased was very restless, and her voice low; witness considered that she was sinking fast. Witness heard no one offer or talk of giving the girl food—not even water was offered to her her lips were very dry, and her mouth seeined parched. The father was in and out of the room on that day, but witness had no conversation with him on the state of the child. Clinch and witness watched together. Witness went on duty at ten o'clock on Thurs- day night; the child seemed much worse, and during the night threw her arms and legs about very much. She was not still for two minutes during the whole night, and was calling for hot father. The father was backwards and forwards in the room during the night. As soon as the father came in the little girl would tell him to go out and shut the door. Witness did not think the child at that time knew what she was doing Witness thought that the girl was dying. She called for her mother once during the night. Witness was present when the father was in the room on Friday night. The father seeing the girl so bad had told her that she could have whatever she liked, but did not mention food. Witness did not say anything. Between one and two on Thursday afternoon the girl kept talking to herself, and witness could not un- derstand whether it was Welsh or English. Always up to that time witness could understand the girl talking. She pointed to the books, and witness gave her one, but the girl did not seem to notice it. The girl did not speak to her mother when she came into the room on Thursday night. The mother was in the room several times that night, but there was no talk between the mother and the deceased. The mother kissed the girl several times. De- ceased could not speak. Witness left at six o'clock on Friday morning, and up to that time the child was gradually sinking. Witness was present at the time the girl died, which happened about three o'clock on Friday evening. Before witness left the house on Friday morn- ing, she went to the kitchen, and told the parents that if deceased was her (witness's) child, she would give her a drop of brandy and water with a spoon. Both father and mother were present. The mother answered, "Don't offer her anything, because we have made an oath not to offer her anything." That was the only time witness talked to the parents about giving the child food. By a Juror—Did the mother on any occasion give you her reason for taking an oath not to offer the girl any food ? Witness—The mother told me the reason was that the child could not bear the sight or the smell of food, and that it made her faint. By the Coroner-A good many people came to see the child, but I don't think they were strangers. ( By a JurOr—I had no conversation with the father or mother about the child sinking the father mentioned in the course of Thursday night that he thought the child would go out of her mind. By Mt -D. Llovd-I did not offer any food on my own responsibility, There were no children or strangers in the room on Thursday night. I think there were some per- sons singing in the room on Wednesday night. I was not allowed to ask the child to take food. Dr Davies was at the house once on Thursday. The head nurse took a report from time to time. The accident to the water bottle occurred three times-the uncorking of the bottle. I think that the weight of the bottle broke the sacking of of the bed. By Mr Bishop-I am not aware of any malady prevent- ing the girl from getting out of bed. I thought that the girl was strong enough to get out of bed if she had a mind to do so; she appeared strong enough in the arms and legs. She pretended that she could not move her left arm and leg when we first went there she got stronger in a few days. The father never interfered with the girl getting out of bed; he only interfered with me when I was making the bed. I never saw anyone try to make the girl stand on her legs. I nave never seen a case of starvation whilst I have been engaged in the London hospitals. The death of the child appeared to take the parents by sur- prise. The father and mother were told for the first time that the child was in & dying state about three o'clock on Thursday evening. The child generally read the Bible. The Rev. J. Thomas, on behalf of the committee, asked the witness if she wason duty from two to three o'clock on Thursday morning?—Witness replied she was. By Mr ':Biho)):I''received my orders from Dr Lewis, who told us that we were to watch whether the girl took fftbd «r not, but not to ask the girl to take any. The Coroner—We heard something about a little bottle; will you tell uw all about it ? Witness—The girl asked the nurse for something to smell; the superintending ii-qrn gave her a small bottle, and the girl immediately hid it. (The bottle was here produced.) We could not find the bottle, but it was eventually found by the father in the bed. The bottle was about three-parts full of eau-de-cologne when given to the girl, but when found by the father it was empty. There was afterwards a very strong smell of eau-de- cologne, which I think proceeded from the clothes. Sarah Palmer; one of the nurses, stated that she 'and Attock kept watch and relieved Clinch and Jones. What Clinch stated oh the 2ist. was correct as far as witness knew. Witness and her partner never left the room together during their watches, and she could state that deceased never took any sustenance, nor was any offered to her until the day of her death. By Mr Lloyd—I was there on Thursday afternoon (witness reading from notes.) Mr Lloyd—Were those notes made at the time. Witness-No. Mr Bishop did not think it could be taken as evidence if not taken at the time: Witness continued—Saw John Daniel in the girl's room on Thursday afternoon; he spoke to the little girl, and she turned her head round. Witness did not understand what Mr Daniels said, as he spoke in Welsh. By Mr Bishop—I have had experience in cases where people were brought into the hospital in a low state. I won't undertake to say that food had not been offered to the child during our watch it might have been said in Welsh; but if food had been brought, I should have seen it. Mr Daniels offered the girl water on Thursday. Never heard the doctors offer the girl food or drink. I never heard them express an opinion that the girl was sinking from starvation. Sarah Attock said she was one of the four nurses, and she kept watch with the last witness. To the best of her knowledge what Clinch had stated was correct. Witness had nothing further to say. By Mr Lloyd—I was on watch from two o'clock to ten p.m. on Thursday. Dr Lewis, Dr Davies, and Dr Row- lands came in. I saw John Daniels in the room, I believe it was on Thursday. He was not in the room more than two or three minutes. He told me the following day that he asked the girl to have something, but she turned her head from him. I had a. conversation with Dr Lewis on Thursday; he told me I need not be nervous, as the parents had seen the girl as bad many times before. By Mr Bishop. I do not know where the parents kept their food. Mr Davies stated to me on Friday morning that she was dying. Dr Davies did not say she was dying from starvation. I cannot say what she was dying from I never expressed an opinion. The Coroner at this •stasre adjonmed for half-an-hour and on the .court reassembling a number of other witnesses were examined. We have received a telegram stating that the coroner was summing up at a Ute- hour, but- the verdict has failed to reach us.
THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. DAVID WILLIAMS, M.P. On Thursday the funeral obsequies of the late Mr David Williams, M.P. for the county of Merioneth, was cele- brated at Penrhyndeudraeth. The funeral, in compliance with a request which had been preferred from all parts of the county of Merioneth, and from the adjoining county. of Carnarvon, was a public one, and, despite the un- favourable weather which prevailed, the day being truly The joyless winter's day, With the sweeping-blast, the sky o'ercast, the attendsnee was most numerous—thousands flocking from all parts of the county to testify their respect and regard for the memory of the late member. At two o'clock the funeral cortege left Castle Deudraeth, the resi- dence of the deceased gentleman, in the following order Carriage containing the Rev. Williarn Richards, vicar of Penrhyn- deudraeth, the Rev. Owen Lloyd Williams, rector of Bodfean, and the Rev. T. LI. Kvffln, vicar of Llanbadrig, Anglesea. The private carriage of Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., closed. 2 THE HEARSE w S Drawn by foar horses. 3 Mourning coa-h containing Mr Edward Wynn Williams, Mr Osmond Wili-tma, Master Vych'in Williams, Master Leonard Williams, and Dr Abraham Williams. Jtourning coach containing Dr Arthur Wynne Williams, Mr R. Vaughan Williams, Mr Edward Breese. Dr Roberts. Private carriage of the deceased (closed.) The representatives of Pwllheli Corporation, with mace bearer, including Mr G. T. Picton Jones, mayor, Mr Hugh Pugh, ex-mayor, Mr Owen Owen, town clerk, Aldermen John Edwards and Evan Evans, Councillors Charles M. Morris. Robert Jones, John Ellis, L. Wiliams, F Evans, Robert Parry, Hugh Jones, Owen Edwards, W. Price (Crown Hotel), W. R i^c-ts, I..uorris. Mr E. M. Roberts and Mr Humphrey Griffiths, auditors, Mr J. Roberts and Mr H. Jones, assessors, Mr Lew's PURh, treasurer. The carriage of Mr Holland, containing Lord Mostyn, Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., Mr Samuel Holland, and Mr Charles Edwards. The carriage ol Mr Wm. Cnsson, containing Mr Lewis Williams (Fronwnion), Mr John Jones (Vron;, Dr Bowles (Stanton Lacy), and Mr William Cusson. The carriage of Mr Edward Breese (closed). The carriage of Mr R. Ll. Jones, A' erdunant (closed). The carriage of Dr Robert* (clo-ed). The carriage of Captain Owen, Ymlwch (closed). The carriage of Mr Picton-Jones, containing Mr Llewelyn Picton-Jones. Carriage containing Captain R Masciu Jones and Mr John Savin. Carriage containing Mr John Casson and Mr Jones (Ynysgaen). Carriage cont ining Mr Spooner, C.E. Carriage containing Mr Parry, Glyn Hall. Carriage containing Mr Ignatius Williams, Hon, iregaredcl. Carriage containing Mr Rea, Titnybwlch. Carriage containing Mr Phillips, Tegidon. En route along the line of procession marks of universal mourning were displayed on every hand, business in the little town and its vicinity being entirely suspended for the day. Themoumful procession, which was accompanied by hundreds of mourners on foot, reached the church shortly before three o'clock, and the body was met at the gate by the Rev. William Richards, vicar of Penrhyn- deudraeth, by whom the funeral service, which was in Welsh, was conducted. Long before the arrival of the cortege, the little church, to the erection fund of which the late Mr David Williams was a most liberal subscriber, giving the site and a handsome donation, was crowded to excess, and hundreds of mourners thronged the church- yard. The pall bearers were Lord Mostyn, the Rev. John Bowles, D.D., Mr S. Holland, Mr Wm. Casson, Mr Chas. Edwards, Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., Mr J. Jones (Vron) and Mr L. Williams. The place- of interment was a vault, immediately in the rear of the church, and was expressly. built for the purpose, having been blasted out of the solid rock. The body was enclosed in three coffins, the inner one being of pine, the second of lead, and the outer one of polished oak. It had eight silver handles, was studded with silver nails, and bore a plate having the following inscription:— DAVID WILLIAMS, of Castell Deudraeth, Merioneth, Knight of the Shire. BORN 30th June, 1799. DIED 15th December, 1869. The undertakers were Messrs Evans and Lewis, Port- madoc, and Mr John Owen, of Tremadoc, and the coffins were made by Mr Lloyd, cabinet maker, Portmadoc. In addition to those whom we have already named, the folowing gentlemen were amongst those who attended to pay their last mark of respect to Mr David Williams and his family:—Rev. Osborne Williams, M.A., vicar of Pwllheli, Mr Griffith Williams, Borthwnog, Dolgelley, Major Johnson, Tanybwlch, Mr Owen Davies Hughes, Corwen, Mr Morgan Lloyd, Mr Thomas Roberts, C.E., Portmadoc, Mr Llewelyn Jones, Pwllheli, Mr William Williams, Bala, Mr Edward Jones, Ship Hotel, Dolgelley, Mr Jones, Bryn House, Dolgelley, Mr Wm. Whitehouse, Mr D. LI. Lloyd, Towyn, Mr Hugh Pugh, Pwllheli, Mr Richard Jones, Bronynys, Mr John Humphrey Jones, Mr Homfray, Portmadoc, Mr L. H. Thomas, Caerffynon, Mr D. Pugh, Dolgelley, Mr W. Williams, Trenanney, Mr J. W. Greaves, Mr R. D. Williams, Mr J. J. Williams, Mr Rees, Carnarvon, Rev. W. Edwards, Aberdar e, Re v. R. Jones, Llanidloes, Rev. J. Owen, Tynllwyn, Rev. E. Morgan, Dyffryn, Rev. O. Thomas, Portmadoc, Rev. N. C. Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth, Rev. Griffith Williams, Talsarnau, Rev. William Roberts, Bryngwllyn, Rev. John Jones, rector of Llanaber, Rev. William Richards, Penrhyndeu- draeth, Mr John Meyrick Jones, Dolgelley, Mr Ellis Pugh, Llanfair, Mr John Jones, Ynya-hir, Rev. Elias Jones, Maentwrog, Dr Wm. Williams, Festiniog, Mr Robt. Jones, Portmadoc, Mr Griffith Jones, Bangor, Rev. David Roberts, Blaenau Festiniog, Mr Edwards, Corwen, Rev. William Ellis, Cefnymaesydd, &c. By the courtesy of Mr Elias and Mr Poole (the local superintendent of the Cambrian Railways), special facili- ties were afforded on that line, and were very largely availed of. At the Castle there was open house, and in the principal dining-room there was laid out the magnificent service of plate with which Mr Williams was recently presented by the liberals of Merionethshire.
The London General Omnibus Company, who have for some months past been feeding their horses principally on maize, have re-commenced using oats. We learn that on and after the 1st of January, our old established contemporary, the Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, will be printed in an entirely new and larger typel and will comprise several new features, including additional illustrations. Loss OF SIX LIVES. AND PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE LUNATIC ASYLUM AT AISNE, THROUGH THE IGNITION OF AN ORDINARY LuciFER MATCH.-A melancholy cata- strophe has just taken place at Aisne, resulting in the destruction of a great part of the extensive Asylum, and the loss of six lives. It occurred through one of the inmates setting fire to his bed by lighting an ordinary match." This is another striking instance of the value of those Matches (Bryant and May's) which light only (when so desired) on the box. BREAKFAST.—EPPS'S COCOA,—GRATEFUL AND COMFORT- ING.—The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Service Gazette remarks:—"The singular success which MrEpps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful implication of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save lis many heavy doctors' bills/' Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in £ lb., £ lb„ and 1 lb. tin-lined packets, labelled-^JAMSS EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London.—Agent for *JAS. EPPS and Co.'s Special Homoeopathic Preparations :-EvAN NEWELL, Escuan Farm Buildings, Towyn, Merionethshire.
About the World. Nearly all the courts of Washington are just now occu- pied with cases arising from the equality recently con- ceded to the negroes. One is brought by a woman who had a limb fractured by being thrust out of a railway tram, and another by sons of the negro orator Frederick Douglass for a similar outrage upon them. The National Theatre is sued for ejection of negroes who had purchased places. The Rev. Sella Martin, lately of London, has sued the trustees of a district school for refusing admis- sion to his daughter on account of her scarcely perceptible African blood, and won his suit. The suit instituted by the sons of Mr Douglass brings to mind a story lately told of their father, who, having to pass thenhrbt in a train. wrapped himself up in his clock, and stretched himself on a seat made to hold two. Congratulating himself that his colour would keep the other part of his seat vacant, he had hardly entered on his nap when a white claimant for the place entered. I am a nigger," growled Douglass. I don't care who you are," said the other, "I want that seat." Mr Douglass gave way, grumbling at the hardship that the negro should have at last lost his right to two seats." Everybody will be glad to hear that the sea serpent has turned up again, and what makes the intelligence doubly gratifying is that, not only does it seem in good health and spirits, but since we last heard of it it has given birth to a small serpent. There can be little doubt that the domestic arrangements consequent upon this interesting event have been the cause of its temporary seclusion. Captain Allen, of the bark Scottish Bride, was fortunate enough to meet the mother and her child, on the 23rd of last month, in latitude 38.16, longitude 74.09, and full accounts of the appearance of both are given in the American papers. It seems that Captain Allen (who has been "interviewed" on the subject by the Commercial Advertiser) was in his cabin at dinner, when he was summoned on deck by his second mate. There he found the crew assembled on the starboard side of the vessel, looking with awe-stricken" faces in the water. He also joined them, and a sight met his eye, the memory of which, he says, will never fade. About four feet from the vessel lay the monster, accompanied by a smaller specimen of its own species." It (the mother serpent) was abouttwenty-fivefeet in length, and proportionately thick; its head was very large and flat, while at each side, on the extreme edge, were set two bright scintillating eyes, "looking dangerous and wicked." Its back was covered with large scales, like the crocodile, about three inches in length, which hooked together and formed an impenetrable armour. Its belly was of a tawny yellow colour, and altogether hideous. The child serpent was but a few feet in length, but in shape and colour closdly resembled its mother. The captain gave orders to have a boat lowered to attack the monster, but the little serpent was too sharp for him. Its attention bad by this time been called to the presence of the vessel; it raised its head a few inches above the surface, and then went towards its parent, and seemed to tell her of the circumstance, upon which she immediately disappeared, head downwards, her body describing a circle like a hook, thus exposing to view her tail, which Captain Allen says tapered off to a sharp point. The calm that had beset the vessel now gave way to a storm, much to the alarm of the sailors, who during the whole of the next night would not go on deck without lanterns, such was their fear of again meet- ing this disagreeable creature with her offspring. The officers and crew of the ship testify, we are told, to the truth of the story in all its essential points. We have heard of a most mysterious and disagreeable occurrence at the Tower of London which is enough to set the nerves of the whole nation on edge. For some days, or rather nights, past the shadow of an axe has appeared on one of the walls of the building this shadow made its last appearance, unless we are misinformed, in 1848, but what it has been doing since that time we can- not say. There is no shyness whatever about it now it does not object to be stared at, and excites the curiosity of all who have the privilege, if not the pleasure, of inspecting it. Our readers may remember the sensation articles on a recent attempt to shoot a clergyman in Berlin church during the services. The trial of this representative of German infidelity" has just taken place in Berlin, and has ended by the condemnation of the culprit, who was de- clared to be of sound mind, to twelve years' hard labour. Some of the points which came out at the trial may not be without their moral. Carl Billaud is the son of a tailor in a small country town, and is eighteen years old. He is charged with having discharged a tin ball at Dr Heinrici during service, with the intent to murder him. He pleads not guilty inasmuch as "man has no free will, he therefore cannot be guilty. He has done the deed, but thinks, for this reason, to have committed no wrong." The young man is described as of only common appear- ance, and indifferent to his fate. His parents were highly religious people, and he too was of a religious turn of mind. While at school he used to copy out sermons, and to read them to his fellow-pupils. When he left school he wanted to become an actor; but his father forced him to read for a schoolmaster's examination, which he did, without being able to pass. Again he renewed his solicita- tions for money to enable him to prepare for the stage, and this time the father yielded, frightened by his son's threat to commit suicide. He then led so dissipated and disreputable a life that the father withdrew his support, thus forcing him to return home. It was in order to avoid this that he determined to shoot "some clergyman." Many of his previous utterances, among them, that "he must become either famous or notorious," or his threat to kill one of the masters at school because he had done him some suppossed injustice, show a weak mind and an eccentric and violent disposition. Some of the high falutin questions put to him by the judge have a smack of our own magistrates' wit and wisdom." Thus, when the prisoner, upon whom were found Schiller's Robbers" and Goethe's "Faust," stated that the scene of ^aust's going to take "poison had suggested the shooting of a clergyman, the president expressed his astonishment thereat in the words, "This is inconceivable. This scene, in which Faust is moved to return by the sound of the bells, ought to have inspired you with the reverse feelirfes and so forth. Fancy reasoning with an idiot on Faust," and what he ought to have thought in the course of his readings, and all this in open court, while trying for attempted murder! Truly there is a professor .yi hidden in every educated German. The sentence seems rather hard inasmuch as it was proved th-t the prisoner was suffering from weakness, or rather softening, of the brain. So much, however, for this representative free- thinker, and the fuss made about him in this country. The abuse of charity by ministers of the Gospel is an old ground of complaint, and the ministers themselves are beginning to recognize it. At a meeting on Tuesday, at the Charterhouse Schools, the Rev. M. Walrond said he had come to the conclusion that "the distribution of funds by clergymen' caused much mendicancy and imposture, that he and other ministers had sold their spiritual functions to this curse," and that where clergy of different denominations were bidding against each other to get the same old woman to their different places of worship, she was often bribed all round by all in turn. What a convenient shield foreign phrases are! There is the septem contra Christum, for example. Many people who would be ashamed to say out and out that Dr Temple is against Christ, over and over again use words which, if they have any meaning, mean the same thing. We fancy that to some they have no meaning; but in the case of the Standard and one or two other scurrilous opponents, we are afraid the phrase is thrown at Dr Temple with the feeling that it is respectable to revile him in Latin, when the same calumny in English they would hardly dare tite. That Troppmann, as has been alleged, is a hero, or some- thing like one, in the eyes of some of his countrywomen, is attested by the following curious and well authenticated story A very pretty girl, of about eighteen, applied to the Central Commissary of Police, at Lille, a few days back, to obtain for her the authorization necessary to visit Troppmann in his prison. What have you got to say to him?' asked the functionary. 'Sir, the matter is very simple,' she replied he is alone, and requires care and amusement. If I went and stayed with him for the time he still has to live I should be most attentive, and he could leave methe4,000f. which he still possesses.' The astounded magistrate endeavoured to make the young woman understand the impropriety and immorality of her suggestion, but she did not see the case in that light, and simply remarked, But, sir, his money will be lost, and he is so dull alone The correspondent of the Stamdard at Rome gives the following as worthy of complete belief:- The Pope, in an interview which he granted to the bishops of Italy in a body, spoke oat very plainly on the question of Papal Infallibility. He had not, he said, been the one to bring the point into notice and discussion, and as far as he was concerned, the question might well have been allowed to sleep, is it had slept for many hundreds of years. Even as it was, he should be sorry to see it raised if it excited bitter discussion and dissension, or if there were the slightest chance of its being a cause of dis- union. But upon one point, he told the Italian bishops, be id feel most strongly, and he had a right to expect, and did expect, that the Council would go with him. The matter he referred to was the Syllabus of 1864, and he confidently trusted th t it would hA accented bv them. in all ethical an I social aue^tionq as the gene-ralbais of their decisions, seeing that it embodied the fundamental maxims of the Catholic Church. So much for the spirit, if not the letter, of the remarks f><lrire-sed hy his Holiness to the bishopanearer home. To the bishops of Ireland, who have likewise had an interview with him, he expressed him- self with equal clearness; but his observ 'tions were addressed in particular to one of the modern errors condemned by the Syllabus. He told these su| j'-cta of the British Crown that the chief point to be kept steadily in view by them WHS that cardinal al principle of the church, by virtue of which liberty of conscience, so much belauded now-a-days, is utter y disapproved of. All their powers religious and poli'ical, must be addressed to opposing such a dangerous and abominable licence. The writer then proceeds to say that the same high authority as that from which he derives the foregoing information has arrived at the opinion that a determined effort will be made to declare the dogma of Papal Infallibility before the Epiphany, so that on the Feast (January 6th) it may be proclaimed, but that the attempt will not succeed. The London correspondent of the Scotsman says:—"The indiscreet language of the Duke of Manchester at Belfast, in reference to the Prince of Wales, and the alleged pecuniary dimculties in the way ot nis visiting Ireland, has, I understand, given great offence in the highest quarters. It has been surmised that the Duke would hot have presumed to speak as he did without direct authority from the Prince of Wales; but, so far from this being the case, his Royal Highness is much annoyed that such a statement should have been attributed to him, and repudiates it entirely. It is no secret, of course, that the expenses connected with the position which the heir- apparent has now to occupy are, for various reasons, much greater than was calculated when his household was first established but this has never been put forward by his Royal Highness as an excuse for not visiting Ireland. One of the principal difficulties, I believe, inthe way of doing so relates to the Viceroyalty. Some awkwardness in regard to etiquette would be apt to arise if the Prince were to go otherwise than as a guest to the Castle and he has 11 —■ ———i—— naturally delicacy in subjecting the Lord-Lieutenant to the costly honour of a State reception. Some of Mr Disraeli's prominent followers are beginning to exhibit unmistakable symptoms of rebellion. At an agricultural meeting at Gillingham, in Dorsetshire, Lord Henry Thynne spoke of his leader not only in a disloyal style but in terms of downright disrespect. He would, he said, "never be a party to any unnatural conjunction of, Conservatives with Fenians. He would go only with the moderate party and if Mr Dizzy—he meant Mr Disraeli, joined theJFeniaas, he should walk over to the other bide of the House. He did not admire Mr Gladstone, neither did he admire Mr Disraeli. He thought them both equally dangerous men. Margaret Reed, who had previously. undergone a term of penal servitude, was recently committed for trial by the Liverpool magistrates, on the charge of bUrglary. When first arrested, and while in the van on the way to* the police court, the prisoner had persuaded another woman, named Morton (who had been taken in charge for being drunk), to personate her before the magistrates, while she (Reed) would personate Morton. This was done, and the case of drunkenness coming on first, ReeR paid the 5s. and levanted. Morton, on being brought up, told what had taken place, and Reed was, after some search, rearrested and committed, Morton being detained to answer the serious charge of having assisted Reed to escape from custody.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. 17th, the wife of Mr WM. WILLIAMS, watchmaker, Dol. gelley, of son. 19th, at Brynrodyn, Dolgelley, the wife of Mr R P. THOMAS, National Provincial Bank, of a son. 19th, the wife of Mr R. ATKINSON, Cazneau-street, Li- verpool, of a daughter. S. DEATHS. 3rd, at the Fighting Cocks Inn, Sarney, Guilsfield, EMMA, wife of Mr SAMUEL BREEZE. 5th, aged 61, MARY, the wife of Mr THOS. LLOYD, Bryn- over, Llansamtffraid. J 6th, aged 64, the wife of Mr DAVID THOMAS, Cuhier, Llanbedr. 10th, aged 49. Mr BENJAMIN EDWARDS, photographer, Ivy-street. Pwllheli. ilth, Mrs PUG HE, of Llanbadarn-fawr Village, near Aberystwyth. 11th, aged 78, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr T. Pugh, Eagle-street, Wrexham, Mr ROBERT HUMPHREYS, late of Llanarmon. 12th, aged 76, at The Cottage, Llandyssil, ELIZABETH, relict of Mr GEOBGE LANGFORD. 14th, aged 72, at the Park, Llanycil, Mrs SYDNEY EDWARDS, Blaenycwm-uchaf, Llanycil, near Bala. ? 14th, aged 73, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr Williams, the Bell Inn, Newtown, Mrs ELIZABETH BLAYNEY, relict of the late Arthur Blayney, Brynderwen i Lock. 15th, at her residence, Malvern Crescent, London, MIRIA LOUISA, the wife of JOHN WOR8LEY, Esq., of H. M. 's Customs, and last surviving daughter of Mr DAVID WALL, Welshpool. 15th, aged 45, MARY, the wife of Mr JOHN WHITE, of Tregeiriog. 16th, aged 18, EDWARD, youngest son of Mr RLCILARD JONES, 10, Marine-terrace, Aberystwyth. 16th, aged 21, at Penzance, JUSTITIA MARY ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of the late GEO. MEARES, Esq., Doll- Llys, Montgomeryshire. 18th, aged 58, Miss MARTHA BENJAMIN, Stone-street, Newtown. 18th, Mr MAURICE POWELL, butcher, and landlord of the Queen's Head Inn, Newtown. 18th, aged 86, at the Post-office, Llanelltyd, JANB, widow of the late Mr PETER JONES, Dolclochydd, near Dolgelley. 19th, aged 79, Mrs ELEANOR WARRINGTON, formerly andlady of the Old Black Lion, Aberystwyth. 20:h, SARAH, wife of Mr JOHN BURD, auctioneer, Wem. 21st, aged 69, Miss SARAH YEARSLEY, Severn-street, Welsh pool. 21st, aged ,2 years and 6 months, at St. Mary's Villa, ) Newtown, MARTHA HELENA, youngest daughter of Mr i JOHN JONES, solicitor. 21st, aged 12, EDWARD, third son of Captain DELMAR, i Bank-buildings, Welshpool. j
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Dec. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Sat. 25 — 0 8 0 12 0 37 — 0 17 Sun. 26 0 36 1 7 1 5 1 36 0 45 1 16 Mon. 27 1 41 2 16 2 10 2 45 1 50 2 25 i. Sun. 26 0 36 1 7 1 5 1 36 0 45 1 16 Mon. 27 1 41 2 16 2 10 2 45 1 50 2 25 i. Tues. 28 2 51 326 3 20 3 55 3 0 3 35 Wed. 29 4 0 4 36 4 29 5 5 4 9 4 45 Thur. 30 5 9 5 24 5 38 5 53 5 18 5 33 Fri. 31 5 39 6 6 6 8 6 35 5 48 6 15 ———_—
ABERYSTWYTH. ARRIVED. Express (s.s.), Jones, from Liverpool; Henry E. Taylor (s.s.), Lewis, from Bristol; Waterloo, Lewis, from Skerries Messenger, Rees, from Newport; My Lady, Bithell, from Chester, Nell, Morris, from Skerries. SAILED.—Express (s.a.), Jones, for Liverpool.
PORTMADOC. ARRIVED.—Velocity, Williams; Adora, Davies; Ann, Jones; Progress, Evans Barbara and Elizabeth Sarah, Jones; Burngoose; Gomer; Azorian, Evans; Skylark, Jones; Jane Ellen, Jones; James Evans, Evans; Ann Jones, Williams; Elizabeth, Timothy; Ann Catherine; Physician, Jones. SAILED. Ebenezer, Williams; Betsy, Williams Luther, Williams Industry, Jones; Caroline, Pugh; John Williams, Jones Una, Prichards Leonard Houis, Jones Star, Ellis; Elisha, Yendell; Skylark, Jonas.
ABERYSTWYTH.. NAVIGATION.—At an examination recently held m Dublin, William Griffiths, of Spring Gardens, Aberyst- wyth, and Hugh Owen, of Tre'rddol, late pupils of Mr Lewis Roderick, successfully passed their examination as mates. CHRISTMAS MEAT.—For the meat show which will be held to-day (Friday), an ox weighing 1070 lbs and another 848 lbs., will be exhibited by Mr Edward Edwards, butcher, Little Darkgate-street. These were supplied from Liewis Pugh Pugh, Esq., Abermaid, Aberystwyth.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Idris-side Harriers meet on Monday, Dec. 27th. Cambrian Mines Friday, Dec. 31st Cefncreuanissaf Monday, Jan. 3rd Llanelltyd Bridge Friday, Jan. 7th. Rhydymaen Bridge Monday, Jan. 10th Cefnrowen Friday, Jan. 14th Cwmblaenglyn At 10. yn The Vale of Apron (Capt. Vaughan's) Hounds meet on Tuesday, Dec. 28th Gelley Gwenin covert, Silian Friday, December 31st Llanybyther Bridge At 10.30.
PICKINGS FROM PUNCH'S ALMANACK. THE ''TAP" ROOT.-Barley. A BAND OF HOPE.-A Submarine Cable. MEDIEVAL PAINTING ON VELLUM. Julia, aged 50, rouged. AN ASININE SAW.—"In for a penny, in for a pound"— as the donkey said when he went astray. We have read "Bray a fool in a mortar." Is that what is meant by Pound foolish ?" Why is Salmon like a Sermon ?—Because you are always glad when it's quite done, and you may cut away. Railways are Aristocrats. They teach every man to know his own Station, and to stop there. METEOROLOGICAL.—How to find the Direction of the Wind. Ask the Postman. FACT FOR FOREIGNERS.— Stonehenge is not in Flintshire; Hech no, nor yet in Peebles. COMPANION SIGN TO THE "WELSH HARP."—The "Scotch Fiddle." SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.—Poor Smith was complaining of the bad sport he had had, owing, as he said, to the wildness of his pointers. Pointers exclaimed a friend, "then, if I were you, I should call them disap-pointers!" "THE GAMESTER." What an absorbing passion is gambling! A man told us the other day that he had been tossing in his bed all night. "There are times," said the pensive Alphonzo, "at which I am quite incapable of writing poetry." "Ah," said the cynical Bill, "those, then, are the times at which you write verse."
Mr Watkin Williams, M.P., on Monday presided over a meeting I of Welshmen resident in London, called for the purpose of orga- j nizing a metropolitan nfovement for protecting the Welsh ten- f antry who had been evicted by their landlords for political J reason*. It was resolved th it a committee should be appointed f to d"vi e means for carrying oat the object of the g ithering. 1 Sir T. D. Lloyd has written to say that he has subscribed | to the Political Evictions Fund. | JKETTS'S DIARIES AND SECTIONAL DRAWING PAPER.— I Messrs Letts, Son, and Co. seem determined that each r advancing year shall witness their determination to sup- ply the community with improved and first-class diaries. In size, quality, bindings, and arrangement, the diaries for 1870 are superior to anything produced before; and I for the prices, contain everything that can be desired, in a ■ compact and useful form, adapted for the office, the ware- house, the desk, or the pocket. To enumerate the special advantages of each kind would be superfluous: thev onlv require a trial to be appreciated. As registers of the daily events and occurrences of the year they are com- | plete. Among the most useful for general purposes we | may mention "The Broad Shilling," "The Sixpenny," I and The, Large Print Almanack." For the professions, 1 &c., special diaries are prepared, of which "The Medical" is a good specimen. The Appointment" diary is well got up and replete with useful information, combined with an hourly arrangement for keeping daily engage- f ments, &c. By the introduction of the sectional drawing paper Messrs Letts have supplied architects, builders, ] draughtsmen, and others with an article of daily require- j ment, concise and simple in design, ana cheap in price. The specimens sent us deserve commendation. Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Works, Oswald-road, Os. westry, by AsxBw ROBERTS, EDWAHD WOOD ALL, and RICHAKB HENRY VE^ABLES, and Published at 12, Bridge-itreet, AberIA, wyth, by PHILIP WILLIAMS. Saturday, December 25th, 1869,
PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS IN ST. ASAPH DIOCWE. —The Rev. Thomas Henry Evans to the rectory 6i Llandegla, on the death of the Rev. E. Williams, valne £ 110 the Rev. T. E. Jones to the curacy of Northop the Rsv, Basil M. Jones, B.A., to the curacy of, Llanfwtcg. UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF WALES.—The friends of edu- Llanfwtcg. UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF WALES.—The friends of edu- cation will be pleased to learn that Love Jones-Parry, Esq., M.P. for Carnarvonshire, has just given a gopd. example to those M.P.'s of Wales who have hitherto kept back, by subscribing £100 towards the above national in- stitution: An act of this kind will not be forgotten by the Welsh people. We hope to record similar acta of generosity by other of our representatives in Parlian-ient, What are the members for Montgomeryshire, and Flint- shire, and Anglesey doing? PAYMENT OF eAXLPS.-An official notice has been circu- lated in the form of a demand for payment of the half year's assessed taxes due on September 20, and it runs thus N. R The Assessed Taxes on articles of estab- lishment (viz., servants, carriages, horses, armorial bear ings, and hair powder), for the year ending April 5, 1870, are due, and payable in moieties on September 20, 1869. and March 20, 1870. But the house-tax, land-tax, and property and income taxes for the entire year ending April 5,1870, are due and payable in one sum on January 1, 1870. Vide 32 and 33 Vic., chap. 14, sec. 8." BANKRUPTS.—The following announcements appeaf in the Gazette :-Smith; John, Church Aston, Salop, dealer iix agricultural implements and manures, Jan. 8, at 10: sol, Mr Walker, Wellington; off. assig. Mr Liddle. Roberts, Evan, Ynyslas, licensed victualler, Dec 30, at 11: sols. Mr Williams, Llanidloes, and Messrs Press and Inskip, Bristol; off. assig. Mr Acraman. Newall, Edward, Voryd, Flintshire, shipwright, Dec. 29, at 11: sol. Mr Davies, Holywell; off. assig. the Registrar. Roberts, William, Rhosddu, cattle jobber's assistant, Dec. 31, at 11: sol. Mr Sherratt, Wrexham; off. assie. Mr Reid. PRESENTATION TO THE LATE MR. D. WILLIAMS, M.P. —After the contest of 1865 it was resolved to present Mr Williams with a testimonial in recognition of the services he had rendered to the party in 1859 and 1865. A sub- scription was accordingly entered into, and the large sum of B650 was the result. With this were purchased a magnificent dessert service of silver consisting of a centre- piece, and a number of side dishes in the form of tazzaa resting on handsome silver pedestals, and four silver salt cellars; a handsome tea and coffee service beautifully designed after an antique pattern, and a large silver tray. The following inscription was placed upon the centre- piece:— This service of plate, consisting of a centrepiece, and six side pieces, with a silver tray and breakfast service, was presented by 648 subscribers to David Williams, Eiq., M.P., of Castle Deadraeth,.in testimony of their esteem and regard, and in ac- knowledgment of his great and unwearied exertions in the social advancement and material prosperity of his countrymen, as well as in appreciation of the high qualities displayed by him in maintaining parity of ejection and kindly feelings towards bis. opponents during two contests tin 1859 and 1885), in which he WAS a candidate for the representation of the county of Merioneth in Parliament; and also in commemoration of his unopposed return for the county at the general election of 1863. Unfortunately the testimonial was not fully completed till after Mr Williams was taken ill, and its presentation was delayed from week to week, and from month to month, in the hope that he would be sufficiently recovered to receive a formal presentation. Unhappily that time never arrived,' and about six weeks before Ins death the testimonial was sent to Castle Deudraeth with a simple note from the chairman of the testimonial committee. ——————<,——————
REPRESENTATION OF MERIONETHSHIRE. The representation of the County of Merioneth, so; far as the liberal party is concerned, is, we are glad to state, satisfactorily and decisively settled, and any split in the liberal ranks is now happily averted. On Thursday afternoon, when the last mark of respect had been paid to the memory of the late Mr David Wiliams, the principal supporters end leaders of the liberal party met in the Petty Session Room, at Peurhyndeudraeth, for the purpose of discussing the position of the party, and to determine, as far as possible, what steps should be taken for filling up the vacancy in the representation. There was a large attendance, over which Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P. for the County of Carnarvon presided. Mr DfcvM Pugh, the liberal agent in Merionethshire, having briefly stated the object of convening the meeting, the Chairman, after alluding to the loss which the county had sustained in the lamented death of Mr David Williams, addressed himself to the position of affairs, as presented by the threatened candidature bf three liberals—Mr Holland, Mr Charles Edwards, arid Mr Morgan Lloyd-and counselled that every possible means should be tried by the liberals, in order to avoid a split, or giving a conservative the possible opportunity'of again sitting as the representative of Merionethshire. Mr Charles Edwards, Mr Morgan Lloyd, and Mr Samuel Holland also addressed the meeting, expressing their willingness to come foward if solicited and, then, various propositions for testing the feeling of the electoril wett suggested, hints being thrown out by Mr Jones, Vron, Mr Hugh Pugh, Pwllheli, Mr Williams, Carnarvon, Mr Owen Davies Hughes, Corwen, the Rev. KdVvarcf Morgan, Dyffryn, Mr D. LI. Lloyd, Towyn, and otheW. —Mr R. Vaughan Williams spoke strongly in favotii' of Mr Holland's candidature, alluding to his past serVicfe-i in the liberal cause, and quoting an expression made lise of by the late Mr Williams-" Mr Holland is the man without whom I could never have represented Merioneth- .hire. Mr Breese advocated the claims of Mr Holland,' and stated that should Mr Holland be brought forward L the candidate of the united liberal party, most probably no opposition would be offered to his return by the fcon- servatives.—After some discussion as to the best ifiietl yd of ascertaining the feeling and opinions of the electoral body, in which discussion Mr Holland's claims Were strongly pressed by the several speakers, Mr Morgan Lloyd announced that he was willing to retire in favour of Mr Holland, so as not to divide the liberal partyj'Sf Mr Edwards would do the same. This announcement was received with great cheering, and after a slight p&use, Mr Edwards, after having disavowed any intentions to cause a split, expressed his willingness to follow the ex- ample which Mr Morgan Lloyd had set, and concluded by proposing that Mr Samuel Holland, of Glanvfilliam, Festiniog, be the candidate of the liberal party."—Mr Morgan Llovd rose and seconded the motion, which w^s put by the chairman, and carried with acclamqtioa. --Both gentlemen pleaded that Mr Holland's candidature had taken them by surprise.—Hearty cheers were given for Mr Charles Edwards and for Mr Morgan Lloyd, who, as the chairman expressed it, had behaved like true liberals," and a similar compliment was evoked in favour of Mr Samuel Holland.—Mr Holland briefly returned thanks for the unexpected complinent which the meeting had been pleased to pay him, and then, with the usual compli- ment to the chair, the meeting broke up, having lasted about three-quarters of an hour.