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The most distressing news of the week is the reported death of Dr LIVINGSTONE. It i& stated, that he was killed and burnt when about ninety days from the Congo. He had passed through a certain village three days before the King died, and the natives, thinking the white man had bewitched their sovereign, followed LIVINGSTONE, and murdered him. The account is believed to be true by Captain COCHRANE, but some of the papers give very good reasons for disbelieving it. If it is correct, LIVINGSTONE must have departed altogether from the Toute. laid., down in his last letter. Sir R. MURCHISON does not believe the re- port.—The scfieme for the government of the new Irish Church has been agreed upon with- remarkable despatch. It is proposed that the governing church body shall consist of the bishop of each diocese, one clerical and one lay re- presentative, and one learned assessor chosen from the laity by their representatives, but liable to be set aside by the General Synod. The new church is to stand doctrin- ally where the old one stood, accepting the thirty-nine articles and declaring a General Synod to be its chief legislative tribunal. Clergy are to be nominated by a committee of patronage.. consisting of clergy and laity, and one of three eventually selected by the bishop; bishops and archbishops are to be nominated by the clergy, and chosen by the bishops, some power of veto, however, being vested in the laity.—The Rev. J. Wix and the Rev. J. PUKCHAS, prosecuted for ritualism, have been ad- monished and mulcted in the costs. -According to reports from Rome but little progress is made in the Council. Both sides appear to be very determined, and it is hard to see how it will all end. The majority, in favour of Infallibility, may carry their point —but with what result ? —Parliament will open on Tuesday next,"when the Queen's speech will be read by commission. It is now believed that Government will attempt to deal with the Education, Licensing, and University Tests Bills, as well as the Land- Question, and there is more work cut out for the House than we remember for any previous session. Mr DISRAELI is still to lead the Opposition, with Lord CAIRNS for his deputy in the Upper House. I ♦ #
An important meeting in connection with the Political Evictions Fund is to be be held at the Hanover-square Rooms on Monday evening. Mr MORLEY is to preside, and amongst the speakers announced are Mr E. M. RICHARDS, Mr OSBORNE MORGAN, Mr WATKIN WILLIAMS, Mr MORGAN LLOYD, Mr TORRBNS, and Serjeant PARRY. Those who imagined that the movement would evaporate in talk at Aberystwyth are doomed to disappointment. We are glad to learn that the committee appointed ia connection with the recent Welsh Education Conference are taking steps to publish a report of the proceedings in a pamphlet form. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN does not intend to be idle during the coming session. In connection with other honourable gentlemen, he has determined, in case the Government should not see fit to deal with the point, to bring in a Bill respecting the closing of public houses on Sunday. We are glad Mr MORGAN has taken the matter up, because his discretion, as well as his energy and ability, can be relied upon. We intimated in our last issue that, notwithstanding all the reports on the subject, no nomination had been made to the bishopric of St. Asaph. Another week has passed, and the vacant see is still at the Premier's disposal. Mr GLADSTONE, we fancy, finds bishop-making about the most difficult of his duties. He cannot lay his hand on a TEMPLE or a FRASER every day- and he is not one to lay his hands suddenly" on any man. A good Welsh appointment, too, is harder to make than an appointment in England, for additional elements come into the calculation. Of one thing, we think, we may be quite sure, that the bishop will be a Welsh scholar, a moderate, but not, like too many bishops, a marrowless man, and a man of administrative ability. It is because Mr GLAD- STONE is a conscientious bishop--maker—a rare being— that he is so long in filling up the see of St. Asaph.—Some of the papers state that Dr SHOBT has not yet sent in his resignation. That may be strictly true, but the bishop has virtually resigned, and what remains to be done is merely a matter of formality. ,0i¡;Yllt1 f -f; Our Dolgelley readers, we are aura, will approve nf the action of the magistrates in the matter of the storage of oiL Mr RICHARDS is evidently determined that, if he can help it, the town shall not be blown up, and we wish there were more magistrates of equal determination on such points. The following letter, which has appeared in the Daily News, will help our readers to understand the points of difference between the Welsh Educationalists and the Birmingham League:— Sir,—The "Education Conference" held this week at Aber- ystwyth was one of the most thoroughly representative and most important Conferences ever held in Wales, and the de- cisions come to are not likely to be allowed to become dead letters. The great point of the discussion was whether we should give in oar adhesion to the Birmingham League, which it was agreed that we wonld do, provided the League would modify its scheme on certain points which were deemed very ob- jectionable. These were 1.—The allowing the use of the school buildings for religious purposes out of school hours. 2.—The giving power to school boards to compel children to attend denominational schools. 3.—The making no provision for the State to withdraw from denominational schools. 4.—The giving power to school boards to hand over schools now receiving Government aid to the control of their present managers, upon certain conditions. This applies to nearly 25,000 schools, nearly 20,000 of which are Church of England schools. 5.—The arranging that denominational schools adopting a Conscience Clause shall receive double the present grant from Government, thus making it morally certain that the denomina- tional system would become permanent. A committee was formed to negotiate with the League, in the hope that they will modify their plan, so as to remove these ob- jections. The meetings of the Conference were most earnest and enthusiastic, and the committee appointed is composed of men determined not to rest until an equitable system of national education has been obtained. Begging that you will kindly give insertion to this letter, I am, sir, &c., R. CORY, Jun. Oscar House, Cardiff, Jan. 28. The Pall Mall Gazette states that Government have ordered an enquiry into the case of the Welsh Fasting Girl, to take place before the trial of the girl's father for manslaughter. The father is committed to the Carmar- thenshire Assizes, which open on the 8th of March. At the present time, when the "religious difficulty" in national education is exciting so much attention, the fol- lowing extract from the last general report of the Rev. R. TEMPLE'S, one of the inspectors for a neighbouring dis- trict, as given in the Blue Book, will be interesting to our readers :—"With regard to the religious instruction, so far as an intellectual knowledge of the events, words, and meaning of the Holy Scriptures and Church Catechism is concerned, it is the most satisfactory subject that I examine in, but I observe in my notes that the schools are not many in which I say that the characters of the children are likely to receive permanent benefit from the religious teaching. Wherever I have said this, without, I believe, a single exception, the Scriptures and Catechism lessons have been given, or at least directed by a clergy- man. I attribute no blame whatever to the teachers on this account, but the truth is that the necessarily hard way in which a subject comes to be regarded by those who have been lectured and examined in it for years makes such A training by no meanIL the best preparation for teaching young children to be God-fearing and good. The poorer classes of those parts of England with which I am acquainted do not connect religion witk the ordinary day school teacher and teaching: for that they look to church, chapel, and Sunday school, and I doubt whether in my district it ever enters into the head of any child to t.binlr, that because it has been at a church day school it ought to grow up a Churchman." The movement in. support of holding the Royal Agricultural Show for 1871 at Shrewsbury is progressing satisfactorily. Meetings hare been held at Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem, and Wellington, and again at Shrews- bury, and a liberal response has been made to the appeal for subscriptions. „ A London contemporary calls attention to the irregular- ities which have lately become apparent in the post office. It is unfortunate (says our contemporary) that just as the mes sage-bearing duties of this most useful branch of the adminis- tration are being thus enlarged and completed, there should be ?? unusna" number of complaints of inefficiency in its work. Yet the numerous letters which have appeared in our own columns ana m those of some contemporaries leave no doubt that the delay and miscarriage of letters are becoming unhappily fre- quent. The miscarriage of a letter now and then has occurred to most persons, and has been probably put up with as one of the necessary imperfections of human institutions. But the complaints of our correspondents refer to repeated and persistent delay, and frequently-recurring loss. We can bear testimony to the reasonableness of these com- plaints. Some steps ought to be taken to en- quire into what is becoming a very serious inconvenience to men of business. It has been suggested that many irregularities arise from the practice of having book par- cels and letters posted in one box and despatched together in one bag. The letters sometimes slip into the covers of the parcels, and are otherwise delayed or lost. If this is the principal root of the evil, the remedy is obvious-the use of separate boxes and bags; and we trust that it will be adopted. The Government telegraphs will come into operation to- day, the 5th inst., when the uniform rate of Is. for any distance commences, and messages will, of course, be despatched from the post-offices. We are glad to find that the inhabitants of Machynlleth are alive to the necessity of adopting decisive steps to im-, prove the sanitary condition of the town. They have acted, so far, with great promptitude and an evident desire to do the work in the best possible manner, and we hope their future decisions will be directed by a large and wise economy, and not by any foolish unwillingness to incur the necessary expenditure merely because it is great. The evils from which they seek relief are immense; the cost of the relief cannot be justly expected to be small. An important contribution to the question of the game laws comes from Warwickshire. The' subject was dis- cussed at Coventry, on Friday, by the Chamber of Agri- culture, and Mr G. F. MUNIZ propounded a scheme by which the landlord would compensate the tenant for any loss by game beyond a fixed sum to be agreed upon between them. But the meeting would have nothing to do with compensation, and two resolutions were proposed denouncing the game laws and asking for their repeal. Mr WYKEHAM MARTIN, M.P., said he had a Bill ready to introduce into Parliament, absolutely vesting the right to rabbits in the tenant, any agreement to the contrary not- withstanding, and he was ready to include hares, bu,t doing so would raise great opposition. The meeting) however, which was of a most determined character throughout, carried -the following resolution netn. con. "That hares and rabbits be the absolute property of the occupier, and that any agreements to the contrary be noil and void." One of the speakers, a Mr FOSTER, was very outspoken; and a short extract from the report will illustrate the temper of the Chamber:- Mr Foster said he looked at the question as a national one, affecting the supply of food. A few years ago they were visited by the cattle plague, and the country lost a very serious amount of animal food by that visitation they sent up petitions Sunday' after Sunday, begging Almighty God to remove the plague, and, in answer perhaps to those prayers, He thought well to do so. But they overlooked this: that the Joss of animal food to the nation by the over-preservation of game was greater every year than it ever was in one year by the cattle plague. (Hear, hear.) They asked God to remove one, and yet the other was in&icted ti i was at. Why did they want game laws at all ? They were mere lumber, the remnant of a feudal system. (Hear, hear.) If the preservation of game were left to the tenants, there would be no gamekeepers—the greatest nuisances the tenant had to contend with. ("Next to the game" and "Worse than the game.") They were taken from a low and ignorant class of men; they were in reality spies upon the farmer, and they made more mischief between the landlord and the tenant than he could deseribe. (Hear, hear.) He had only met with one exception to the rule in the whole course of his life. With a trespass law they needed no game laws. Mr Caldecott—How does the trespass law meet the case if the trespasser does you no damage? You have only an action at law. Mr Foster If the trespasser does no damage, he does von no harm. (Cheers and laughter.) Mr Caldecott-He may take your game. Mr Foster-Then he does you harm. (Hear, hear.) If the trespass law is not sufficient, let it be made stricter. The- battue system was the curse of sporting. When a man made sport the main business of his life, it was a -curse to him; and with all respect for the aristocracy, if they were to maintain their position they must bring themselves somewhat in conformity with the spirit of the time, and he hoped they would have the wisdom to do it. (Hear, hear.) He thought the Prince of Wales was setting an example as to sport that was to be deprecated, and which the people ought to set their faces against. The late Prince Consort made a great mistake in over-preserving game, and in patronising the battue system. He (Mr Foster) questioned whether the course the Heir Appa- rent was pursuing was the best calculated to fit him for the exalted position he might one day be called upon to fill Mr Caldecott said that if Mr Foster's views were carried out, any man might go and shoot the game, doing no harm to the land. Mr Foster-A man has no right to come and shoot my sheep, and my dog, and my cat. Mr Caldecott-Game is not property. Mr Foster—^Then make it property. I presume he would have no more right to come and shoot my game than he has at Dre- sent to come and shoot my sheep, Mr Caldecott—The trespass law will not do at present. Mr Foster-Then alter it to meet the case. I second Mr Richards's proposition for a clean sweep. The Daily News, referring to the case of DICKONS V. HEYWOOD, says— The interest and importance of the case is in the illustration it rives of a form of Game Law injustice hardly suspected by the public. The farmer on whose farm a number of gentlemen have the privilege of preserving game has not merely to keep on good terms with his landlord, but with the sportsmen as well. All his interests are opposed to theirs. Their game feed on his crops, their keepers overhaul his hedges, interfere with his ditches, and meddle with his labourers, and they themselves shoot over his fields. The good order of the farm, the cleanness of the soil, the plentifulness of the stock, the healthiness of the crops, are all nothing to them they do not see such things as the landlord does their thought is of the sport and of nothing else. But they have the ear of the landlord, who too often sees the farm through their eyes, and measures the farmer's corn by their bushel
ffoal audi istritt tur.6." ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS.—The Rev. T. Davies, B.A., to the vicarage of Bettws Evan, Cardiganshire; the Rev. R. Jenkins, M.A. to the rectory of Bettws Bledrus, near Lampeter. THE SPRING CIRCUITS OF THE JUDGES.—North Wales (Mr Baron Channell):—Welshpool, March 12; Bala, March 16; Ruthin, March 19; Beaumaris, March 23; r Carnarvon, March 26; Mold, March 30; Chester and City, April 2. In the South Wales circuit (Lord Chief Justice JBovill) the days have been altered as follows, namely:—Carmarthen, March 9; Swansea, March 15 namely :-Carmarthen, March 9; Swansea, March 15; Brecon, March 20; Presteign, March 31; Chester, April 2. THE MONTHLY TIME TABLES.—This week we give our monthly time-table supplement; but there are no altera- tions on the Great Western or Cambrian lines, except that the train, which left Llanfyllin at 3.40 p.m., will leave at 3.30. ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION.—On Thurs- day, a meeting of this Institution was held at its house, John-street, Adelphi, Thomas Chapman, Esq.F.R.S., V.P., in the chair. Richard Lewis, Esq., the secretary, having read the minutes of the previous meeting, the silver medal of the society and a copy of the vote inscribed on vellum were granted ta its local honorary secretary at Abersoch, North Wales, the Rev. O. Lloyd Williams, and 242 9s. to the crew of that lifeboat, in acknowledgment of their gallant services in putting off in the boat on the 14th and 15th ult., and, after much difficulty, saving thirteen of the crew of the ship Kenilworth, of Liverpool, which was wrecked on St. Patrick's Causeway, in Cardigan Bay, during a N.W. gale and in a heavy sea. 236 were also granted to the crew of the Barmouth lifeboat for going off on the 14th ult. to the same wreck, 'and saving eight of the crew. The two lifeboats of the society thus saved the whole of the officers and men—twenty-one in number. This ship, a most valuable one, was bound to Liverpool from New Orleans with a cargo of cotton, and her captain, who is an American, publicly testified his gratitude for the determined courage of the lifeboat crews in saving the lives of himself and crew amidst the greatest dangers. 28 8s. were also voted to pay the expenses of the Porthdinllaen lifeboat in bringing ashore the crew of three men from the schooner Gronant, of Carnarvon. It was reported that the French Shipwreck Society had presented its gold medal to Captain Ward, R.N., inspector of lifeboats to the English Lifeboat Institution, in acknowledgment of his services as inventor of the cork lifebelt, used by the lifeboat crews of both countries, and of his co-operation with the French Society, which had now forty-five life- boats, all being on the plan of the English Lifeboat So- ciety, and which have already saved upwards of 500 lives. Reports were read from the inspector and the assistant- inspector of lifeboats, on their recent visits to different lifeboat stations. The proceedings then terminated. THE POLITICAL EVICTIONS IN WALES. The following circular has been issued, with the names appended of the London Committee "formed for the pur- pose of eliciting an expression of sympathy with tenant farmers and others who have been evicted on account of their votes at the last election, and of raising funds for their relief," viz., Samuel Morley, Esq., M.P., Charles Gilpin, Esq., M.P., William M'Arthur, Esq., M.P., Ed- ward Miall, Esq., M.P., George Osbome Morgan, Esq., M.P., Henry Richard, Esq., M.P.. Charles Reed, Esq., M.P., Watkin Williams, Esq., M.P., W. T. M'Cullagh Torrens, Esq., M.P., William Edwards, Esq., Mr Serjeant Parry, H. R. Ellington, Esq., Stephen Evans, Esq., David Jones, Esq., Robert Jones, Esq., Morgan Lloyd, Esq., J. Williams, Esq., J.Carvell Williams, Esq., R. G. Williams, Esq., B. T. Williams, Esq. "At the last election the people of Wales, the vast ma- jority of whom have long been liberal in their political views, made a great effort to assert their electoral inde- pendence. In this they were so far successful as to return 24 liberal members out of the 33 that form the representa- tion of their country. But, in order to achieve this result, many of them, especially of the class of tenant farmers, had to resist every kind of influence, whether in the form of seduction or menace, that could be brought to bear, upon them by the landlords and their agents. After the election was over, a certain number of the conservative landlords in several of the Welsh counties served notices to quit on such of their tenants as had voted for the liberal candidates, and even on some who had no votes, but whose relatives had taken an active part on the liberal side. There were scores of such notices served upon men whose characters were confessedly irreproachable, who had always paid their rents punctually and to the penny,, who had ex* t pended largely both of their industry and capitaf in the improvement of the soil, and who had been, or whose families had been, in occupation of their holdings often for scores, and sometimes for hundreds, 8f years. Since the question was brought before Parliament, many of those notices have been dropped or withdrawn. But a considerable number have been ruthlessly carried into effect. Many honest, industrious, estimable men who were guilty of no offence but that of voting according to their consciences, have, with their wives and children, been turned out of house and home, their stock and crop sold by auction, and the fruit of all the labour bestowed by them upon the land taken from them without any com- pensation. There can be no doubt that the object of these evictions is not merely to punish those who resisted land- lord dictation, but to terrify the whole class of tenant farmers throughout Wales, and deter them from following an independent course hereafter. Each victim is meant to be an example. "Under these circumstances it has been thought that something should be done to succour the men who are suffering for conscience sake, and to counteract the terror- ist influence intended to be exercised, by their means, over others. A conference, therefore, was held at Aberystwyth on the 16th of November, presided over by Mr E. M. Richards, member for the County of Cardigan, at which there were present representatives from nearly every part of the Principality. The proceedings at this meeting were marked by great unanimity and earnestness, and the fol- lowing resolution among others was adopted:— That, for the purpose of rendering such assistance as may be necessary (to the sufferers), it is recommended that a rand shall he raiswvl— 1. By subscriptions and donations. '2. By collections in all chapels throughout the Principality. '3. By a guarantee fund of £ 20.000.' "The collections and subscriptions are intended to fur- nish the means of affording immediate relief to the actual sufferers, while the guarantee fund is to provide for the contingency of any future evictions that may be enforced on account of votes given at the last election. "The fund is to be vested in five trustees, namely, Mr Samuel Morley, M.P., Mr E. M. Richards, M.P., Mr Henry Richard, M.P., Mr Osborne Morgan, M.P., and Mr John Roberts of Liverpool "To provide for the due administration of the fond, there has been formed for each county: a committee by which eVery case will be inquired into and adjudicated, and a board of three assessors, to whom, if necessary, there shall be a power of appeal, and whose decision shall be final. "At the meeting at Aberystwyth, nearly £ 1,000' was cc.ntributed,in- wibwriptions and donations, while promises for £ 4,000 were given towards the guarantee fund. The promoters of this movement respectfully appeal to the friends of free election in England, as well as in Wales, for such an expression of their sympathy as will not only relieve the victims of this political persecutions from their sore distress, but also effectually prevent for the future all similar attempts to control the franchise by coercion and terror." The subscription list attached contains the names of Mr Hugh Mason, Mr S. Morley, M.P., MrE. M. Richards, M.P., Mr Richard Davies, M.P., and Messrs Parnell and Co., London, for 2100; Mr Osborne Morgan, M.P., Mr Love Jones-Parry, M P., Mr L. L. Dillwyn, M.P., Mr Wm. Rathbone, M. P., Mr E. J. Sartoris, M.P, Mr S.. Evans, London, Mr John: Roberts, Liverpool, and Mr D. Roberts; Abergele, for £ 50; Mr Henry Richard, M.P., Colonel Stepney, M.P., Sir T. Lloyd, M.P., Mr Thomas Thomasson, Bolton, and Mr Lewis Davies*. Cardiff, for. 225; and the Committee of Deputies of the Three De nominations, £ 21. JV -i » • ■ v i•• • • >
ABERYSTWYTH. F VAGRAXCY. -A tramp. named William Smith was on Tuesday last brought before J. Matthews, Esq., charged with begging in Market-street, on the previous night. The case was proved by P.O. Thomas. Prisoner begged hard to be let off, and said he was making his way to Car- narvon, with the hope of getting work. He was dis- charged. HONOURS.—We understand that oiir young townsman, George Thomas Evans, son of Mr Evans, the Assembly Rooms has received from the science and art department, South Kensington Museum, a certificate for free-hand and model drawing, also The lives of celebrated painters," and a case of mathematical instruments, as prizes from the same department. Mr Evans was for- merly a pupil in Pen-y-parke school. PENNY READINGS AT CHANCERY.—On the 28th ult. an entertainment was given in the evening at the Schoolroom, Chancery, Llanychaiarn, near this town. In the absence of the Rev. John Jones, of Llanychaiarn, who was to have taken the chair, Mr Harry Morgan, of Pantyrallad, pre- sided. A great many from Llanilar, Llanrhystid, and Llangwyryfon attended, and the building was thronged. A great number were also present from this town, and among those who took part in the proceedings were Mr Charles James, Glan Adal, Mr and Mrs Trevethan, Mr Harris, and Miss Maggie Morgan. The proceedings were of a very satisfactory character, and the proceeds were given in aid of the new school at Chancery. SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE OF A HEARTLESS BRIDEGROOM. —A correspondent writes It is not often that we meet, in quiet and moral Cardiganshire, with young men making love to young ladies, and after popping the question, being accepted as suitors, carrying on pre- parations for the wedding day up to the last moment, and then bolting. But such a case has just come under -our notice. The company had been invited for the wed- ding, the dresses were bought, and even the carriages ordered and breakfast in preparation, and the friends were in excellent spirits waiting at the bride's home (a young lady very respectably connected in this town) to start to the altar, but to the great astonishment and consternation of the fair bride and her friends the bridegroom was not forthcoming; enquiries having been instituted at once as to the cause of his non-appearance, it was found that he had departed from the village where he resided, near this town, and we are sorry to say he has not been heard of since. It is firmly believed that he has made off for America, as he has swindled several tradespeople in the neighbourhood. Of course great sympathy is expressed for the young lady. BEES V. COT.T,Tit .-In the Court of Queen's Bench, on Saturday, January 22nd, 1870, before the Hon. Mr Justice Blackburn, the Hon. Justice Mellor, and the Hon. Justice Lush, the case of Robert Rees, appellant, v. The Right Rev. Bishop William Barnard Allen Collier, D.D., respondent, came on. Mr Harrington, instructed by Mr Ravenhill, solicitor, Aberystwyth, appeared as counsel for the appellant, and Mr F. Lees, instructed by Messrs Hughes, solicitors, Aberystwyth, appeared as counsel for the respondent. This case came before the court in the form of an appeal. The appellant, Robert Rees, had been prosecuted at the Aberystwyth petty sessions, in September last, by Dr Collier, for damaging a stone wall, the property of the complainant, by breaking down the plastering thereof. The appellant was con- victed .and fined 2s. 6d., and costs. Upon the hearing, however, it was admitted by the appellant that the offence was committed wilfully. It was held by the attorney, Mr RavenhilL that he had reasonable grounds for supposing he had a right to do the act complained of; and that the magistrates had no jurisdiction, as the appellant claimed the ground on which the wall was built, and documents were produced proving that in an arbitration that had previously taken place it had been awarded that the wall in question should be a party wall, and that if the ap- pellant should at any time make use of it, he should pay the usual price for such walls to one Thomas Davies. The latter, it appeared, had assigned messuages, of which the wall formed a part, to the respondent. The magistrates were of opinion that the appellant should pay before using the wall; and, therefore, made the conviction, which was now appealed against. Mr F. Lees argued that there was no evidence that the appellant ever intended to pay. The appellant's counsel were not called upon. Mr Justice Blackburn, in delivering judgment, ordered the conviction to be quashed, as it was quite clear that both Rees and Davies had a perfect right to use the party wall. Judg- ment for the appellant, with costs. POLICE BUSINESS, MONDAY.-Before J. Matthews, Esq., Mayor. Vagrancy. -George Hall, a young man, who said he be- longed to Birmingham, and had been working lately for some months on the railway between Bala and Corwen, but was now out of work, was brought up in custody charged with begging in the streets. Sergeant Evans proved the charge; the prisoner said he was very hard up, and was driven to commit the offence while attempting to make his way to the iron works. In answer to the Mayor he said he never was in gaol, and Sergt. Evans remarked that the young man did not appear to be one of the habitual beggars who are a nuisance to the country—On that the accused was discharged, with a caution to leave the town without delay. Bioting in the Street. -Lewis Mason was charged before John Davies, Esq., at the House of Correction, with com- mitting the above offence.-P.C. Henry Jones said the defendant was cursing and crying in Terrace-road with a crowd around him; the officer endeavoured to get him to go home, but he persisted in keeping up the noise.—Fined' 2s. 6d., including costs. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor, and John Davies, Esq. Stealing Money from the Person. -Susan Cromwell, an unfortunate and a married woman, was brought up in custody charged with picking the pockets of Mr Richard Jones, of Cyneinog, near Tre'ddol, farmer and cattle dealer, at the Sailors' Home publichouse, on the previous day.—Richard Jones said that he was at the Sailors' Home Inn about noon the previous day, and was sitting in the bar, where the accused Susan Cromwell and another woman were also sitting and drinking together. He was under the influence of drink at the time, but knew what he was about, and all that took place there. He remained there about an hour. The accused sat on his left side on a bench; he had about 21 in gold and 15s. in silver, he believed, in a purse in his left hind pocket, and some silver also in his right hand pocket.' He went from the bar to a little par- lour behind, and sat down there a short time, and the accused also came and sat by his side. They went to- gether from there again to the bar, and after remaining a short time he went out; and in a few minutes after he had left the house, while on the street, he found his money and purse missing.—Jane Price, the wife of Sampson Price, said that she was at the Sailors' Home at noon the pre- vious day, and while she was sitting in the kitchen she saw Richard J ones and the accused in the back parlour together. She saw Jones standing and laying hold of the accused, when the accused had her hand in his left hand packet. Both remained there about a quarter of an hour. Then the accused went out through the front door. The witness went to the yard in company with the accused, when the latter took from her pocket 16s. 6d. in silver and coppers, and said to the witness, "You have not had a ——halfpenny this morning, and how I have taken this 16s. 6d. from that old block." The accused afterwards showed the money to witness and her husband after re- j, '■> wf '-¡' [. jv:'b £ > l "r. ( J, .) ;1:: '=L .o 'J! }:1 11 tutning to tlhe 'kitchen, and called for some heer fbi- the company. The accused was in drink at the time, bttt knew what she was saying arid doing very wefl.—P.C. Thomas said that while he was on duty near the Town Clock, on the previous day, he saw the last witness and the accused ciuaTreling, and in consequence of information he then received he at once proceeded after accused to her room in Queen-street, and there charged her with stealing the money from a farmer at the Sailors' Home. He took her into custody; the accused then said, I have only a little of the money," and she threw it on the table at the lock-up. It was 12s. 9d. The witness then directed Miss Evans, the matron at the House of Correction, to search the accused.—The prisoner having pleaded guilty, their worships, after a short consultation, committed her to Cardigan gaol for two months, with hard labour. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. TUESDAY.—Present: Dr Williams, (in the chair), Mr J. P. Jones, Mr J. Pell, Mr Philip Williams, Mr J. J. Atwood, Mr G. T. Smith, Mr Hackney, Dr C. Rice Williams, Mr B. Hughes, Mr J. Jones (Great Darkgate-street), Mr T. Davies, Mr J. Williams, Mr E. Ellis, Mr R. Morris; Mr W. H. Thomas, clerk. THE LIGHTING OF THE TOWN. The lighting committee presented their report, which has already appeared in our columns, and the same was agreed to and adopted. With reference to the painting of the lamps and the public seats, Mr J. P. JONES said that the committee which had been appointed had sat two days, and had given the question most careful attention. From the tenders which had been sent in, they had resolved to recommend for the adoption of the Board, that sent in by Mr Thomas Thomas, painter, 50, Bridge-street, as being the lowest. Mr PELL moved that the report of this committee be adopted.' This found a seconder in Mr HACKNEY, and was carried unanimously. THE BY-LAWS. The CLEKK read a communication which had been addressed to him by Mr Tom Taylor on the subject of the by-laws, which had been sent up to the Home Secretary for approval. Sundry necessary alterations were pointed out by MrTaylor, and, on the suggestion of Mr Thomas, the letter was referred to the committee under whose special attention the by-laws had come. TBBF WATER SUPPLY OF THE TOWN. The following correspondence upon the future water supply of Aberystwyth was read — I 11 Local Government Act Office, Jan. 18th, 1870. Aberystwyth Water Samples. My dear Sir,-You will see by the enclosed report and analysis that I have only within the last few days received this informa- tion from Dr Frankland. It is probable-that the Commissioners, without waiting for my report, will be glad to learn what Dr Frankland has to say about the samples, and I therefore send his report for their information. I go away to-morrow, but I hope next week to begin my report npon the recent Aberystwyth inquiry. (Signed) ARNOLD TAILOR. Rivemal Commission, 1, Park Prospect, Great Qtteen-street, Westminster, Jan. 13th, 1870. Sir,—Herewith I enclose result of analyses of five samples of water from Aberystwyth. All the samples are very soft and well adapted forwaighing and. cleansing purposes. With the exception of that from Domen Valley, all the samples were slightly turbid. This may be owing to want of sufficient. caution in their collec- tion, but, if the waters be intended for domestic supply, the cause ought to be investigated. Sample (No. a) if clear would be in every respect excellent water for domestic use. It is free from all suspicion oif animal contamination. The rest of the samples are also. of excellent quality (it clear), so far as the aualyses can show, but they all lie, more or less, under suspicion of previous animal pollution. This suspicion may be disregarded, if they be deep wells, or deep seated spring waters; but, if river waters, the banks of the stream should be investigated, as directed in No. 8 memorandum. The suspicion is strongest against No. 5, both on account of the greater indicated previous contamination, and also by reason of the rather large proportion of chlorine, which denotes an admixture of urine. „ (Signed) E. FBANKLAND. Arnold Taylor, Esq. Dr Frankland's Original Analyse*. River Commission Laboratory. Results of Analyses expressed in part& per 100,000. No. Total Oroanie Orffunic Total Nitrogen as Total Previous HARDNESS. of Description. solid Jr, combined Nitrates and combined Sewage Chlorine. rr„„, Total. sample. impurity. Carbon* Nltr°8ett- Nitrogen. Nitrites. Nitrogen. Contamination. Temporary. Permanent. i Aberystwyth 1 2 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 From J a- Nftnteos8 42 -168 .029 '009 -200 '280 1750 1*9 -13 2-28 2-36 •1 Old Weil\ „ South I a spring L ■r> Ll'nbad'rn I Flat.J 6-70 '094 -043 *005 -GOO *046 0 1-8 0 2*11 -»11 From Domen ) 8' valley 7-30 -157 '030 -001 -073 -104 430 t: 1.7 0 2-11 2-11 From Cwm 4 Valley n Clarach 11-60 -094 *C22 '000 -834 -358 8020 2-3 • 1 0 8'11 8-11 Craiglas ) 5 Reservoir 17'60 '158 -028 -005 -447 '474 4190 4-6 0 5-05 fr05 Remarks—Nos. 1, 5 slightly turbid, Nos. 2, 4 very slightly turbid, No. S clear. J s j The accompanying analytical table is to be read thus: 100,000 Ibs of water from Nanteos, contained 8-42 lbs of solid impurity; the organic matter, constituting a portion of this impurity contained '168 lb of carbon, and *029 lb of nitrogen. The above quantity of water also contained ed •009 lb of ammonia, and '2 lb of nitrogen in the form of nitrates and nitrites, whilst the total amount of combined, nitrogen in every form was '236 lb. After its descent to the earth as rain, 100,000 lbs of the water had been con- taminated with animal matter equivalent to that contained in 1750 lbs of average London sewage. By gradual oxida- tion this animal contamination had, so far as analysis can show, been converted into innocuous inorganic compound before the water was submitted to investigation. The above weight of water also contained 1*9 lb of chlorine. Finally, 100,000 lbs of water contained 2*36 lbs of carbonate of lime, or an equivalent quantity of other hardening or soap destroying ingredients, expressed in the table as total hardness. Of these '13 lb would be got rid of by boiling the water for half an hour, and are therefore called temporary hardness, whilst 2 "23 lbs would still remain in solution, constituting permanent hardness. The numbers in the analytical table can be converted into gallons by multiplying them by seven, and then removing the decimal point one to the left. The same operation transforms the hardness in the table into degrees of hardness on Clark's scale. The CLERK suggested that discussion should be deferred until the receipt of Mr Arnold Taylor's report, when the whole matter might be printed. After some discussion between Mr ELLIS and Mr PELL as to the Llanbadarn Well analysis, which Mr Ellis said hardly came up to the expectations which had been formed of it by Mr Pell, and a reiteration by Mr Pell, that this was not the well to- which he had referred in the inquiry before Mr Arnold Taylor, the Board adjourned. TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY.—Present: Alderman Thomas Jones in the chair Messrs T. O. Morgan, Richard Morris, Richard Jones, David Williams, Jonathan Pell, Philip Williams; John Parry, town clerk; Hugh Hughes, treasurer.—Mr Atwood and Mr Szlumper were also present. The Town Clerk having read the minutes of the pre- vious meeting, Mr SZLUMPER produced a plan of the pro- posed cottage or dwelling-house to be erected by the new slaughter-house, and submitted the same to the board. —Alderman T. JONES objected to having a four-roomed house; why should not a two-roomed house be sufficient for a man and his wife who would have the charge of the slaughter-house.—Mr SZLUMPER said that the cottage to be built according to the plan produced would cost about 260 more than the two-roomed house originally intended to be built.—A long discussion took place on the subject, and it was ultimately agreed that a four-roomed house be built according to the plan produced. built according to the plan produced. The TOWN CLEEK- then called the attention of the Board to a letter he had received from a clergyman, the Rev. Mr Jones, of Garthbeibio, Montgomeryshire, applying for a piece of ground beyond the new Wesleyan Chapel, now in course of erection, for the purpose, it was be- lieved, of building a house as a summer resort for himself and family.—Mr PELL wished to know whether he wanted the whole of that triangular piece of ground, or part of it. Mr Pell was afraid that by letting the whole of the piece it would interfere with the right of entry to Miss Roberts's houses on the Marine-terrace from the back.—Alderman J ONS suggested that; the rev. gentleman should describe what portion of the ground he required, and the Town Clerk was authorized to communicate with him as to the quantity of ground he wanted, and for what purpose. The CLERK drew the Board's attention to the letting of the fields on Morfa Mawr belonging to the Corporation, as the tenancy of their present holders would expire on tho 1st March.—A conversation ensued as to whether it would be advisable to let the fields to the same parties again, and on what terms, whether for twelve months or a longer period. Alderman JONES was ia favour of letting them for three years. — Mr ATWOOD and Mr PELL and others objected to that, an the pound that the fields would fetch more rent by yearly letting.—Mr AXWQQD knew of the fields would be let for much fcBotfe the next year and Mr PELL hoped that within a few years all those fields would be converted into building land, whieh caused some laughter. MR Fell pro- posed that Morfa Fawr fields be let by public. æootioIi, on the 1st of March next, for one year only.—Mr DAVID WILLIAMS seconded this; and there being no ametaJraent proposed, it was carried unanimously. Mr PELL called attention to the financial state 6f the1 Board; and after some conversation between the TOWN CLERK and Mr HUGHES, the treasurer, concerning the ac- counts of the Corporation, the latter proceeded to show that there was in hand a balance of the mortgage, after paying Mr R. Edward, the sum of £ 1,500", which, with the sum of 2" received from the chapel ground, made the sum of £ 1,700. Out of that sum £ 1,128 had been paid to the contractor of the new slaughter-house, on account, and there was a balance in his hands of 2552. There was due to the treasurer Sworn the Corporation at the date of the last audit, 8. The amount of rents, &c., which he had received was only £ 20& 13s. 2d., whereas he ought to have received from YAOO to NMO. He could not get the Rail- way Company to Pay.Th,- TOWN CLERK suggested that the Finance Committee should meet to look over the accounts, and said there was not a member of the Board that could say whether they owed the treasurer je500 orthe treasurer owed them that amount.—The TREASURER said he should be very happy to publish the balance sheet, pro- vided he had an order- from the Board to that effect.-It was resolved and carried, that the Finance Committee be summoned to meet the treasurer on that day week, in order to find out how the' Corporation stands in account with the treasurer.—Mr PTETL called attention to a scheme in which he, as one of the committee, proposed to borrow the sum of R20,000, and to raise; also, a sum sufficient to discharge the existing debt, for the purpose of carrying on the improvements required in the town, in order that it should retain its reputation as a fashionable watering- place.—Several members questioned Mr Pell as to the practicability of the schemer, and entertained great doubts that such a sum could be raised.—Mr PELL said it could be done, and he would guarantee the Board good security and interest for the money. Mr PELL again called their attention to the houses built by Mr Bubb, in Railway-terrace, and asked the Board what was to be done with Mr Bubbj who1 refused to pay any ground rent; there were now several years due.—It was resolved that Mr Hughes should apply to Mr Bubb for the payment of the ground rent due, and all arrears in respects of the houses in Railway-terrace, and in default of payment that steps be immediately taken to distrain upon the several tenants of the houses in question. Mr DAVID WILLIAMS, supporte-Al by Mr Philip Wil- liams, advocated- the necessity of having the purchase deeds of the new Wesleyan Chapel completed without delay, because they could not get money advanced by the Conference towards the chapel, owing to their not having had the dbecls. completed.-]Lt was ordered: that the Town Clerk see Mr Atwood about the deeds; iii- order to have the same executed forthwith. t J The proceedings then terminated. :t; ,t J,
TALIESIN. COURSING. -Throu-b the kind permission of the worthy squire of Lodge Park, Mr H. C. Fryer, a day's coursing was enjoyed on Wednesday last. A large concourse of the friends of the chase assembled, and some splendid runs were had. Some dissatisfaction, prevailed among the- most upright sportsmen as in some cases no less than five dogs were allowed1 to chase one hare. Some seven or eight hares were killed. Everyone seemed to be very thankful to the worthy squire for the permission granted; and it appeared from the number of hares that the keeper does his duty well. -Contmunicated. MINING INTELLIGENCE.—A correspondent writes-The mines in this immediate neighbourhood seem to be now in a fair way of being well developed, and likely to become what they were in days of yore. Captain C. Williams, of Pwll Roman, has discovered and laid open some very Eromisitig setts. Tan'rallt mine, on the property of Mr J. M. Davies, looks- very promising and very good ory ground has been intersected. Brynanan, Pensarn, and CWm- llwyd-rhew mines are being worked with very. satisfactory results. Pensarn mine is considered a very valuable sett, and many practical miners look with no small degree of interest to the results. No doubt that under the able management and superintendence of Captain C. Williams these mines will not only prove a great boon to the many "sons of toil" dependent on the mines, but with skilful and economical management the enterprising share- holders will also be amply rewarded and their invest- ments will prove a valuable- concern. On dit that the valuable mining setts of Penpompren and Penvbank are likely to be again taken up by a respectable and energetic company.
PWLLHELI. THE UNION.—At the last meeting of the Board the only business consisted of the consideration of relief cases. OWEN XJ, DAVIES.—On the 2nd'instant, in her Majesty's Court of Probate, this cause came on for hearing before the judge ordinary, Lord Penzance. The plaintiff, Mrs Owen, of Mochras farm, Pwllheli, had been appointed executrix of the last will of her sister, Miss Ann Roberts, of Glanrafon, near Pwllheli, deceased. Another sister, Mrs Davies, of Barkdy, Abererch, entered a caveat against the proving of that will on the ground, amongst others, of the testator's incapacity at the time the will was executed. After a long hearing his lordship decided in favour of the plaintiff. Dr Spinka, Q.C., and Mr Morgan Lloyd, instructed by Mr Breese, of Portmadoc, for plaintiff, and Dr Deane, Q.C., and Dr Pritchard, instructed by Mr Picton Jones, of Pwllheli, for de- fendant.
TOWYN. PIGEON SHOOTING.—This match was fixed for Wednes- day, but owing to the inclemency of the weather, was postponed till Thursday. The start was a sweepstakes of 2s. 6d. each, eight guns, which resulted in a tie between Messrs Goodman and Pemberton, who divided the stakes. A fat pig was to be shot for as the second match, but failing to get twelve names of 10s.. each, it was with- drawn, and in lieu a sweepstakes of 5s. each was started between eight guns, and resulted in three tie and at last the stake was won by Mr Bessant, of Aberdovey. A third sweepstakes of 2s. 6d. each, between six guns, was shot for, and resulted in a tie between Messrs Bessant and Pemberton, who divided the stakes.
BALA. CONCERT.—On Tuesday, Feb. 1st, a concert was held at the British School. Mr O. Richards, M.D., presided. The following was the programme Welsh air—" Glan Medd'dod mwyn The Band. Song-" Rof fi mo fy llaw mewn nyth Cacwn" Hynyddog." Glee—" Happy We". MessrsH. Roberts and Party. Welsh air-" Nos Galan" The Band. Song—" Help One Another" Mr J. B. Lloyd. Song Mynyddog. Glee Messrs H. Roberts and Party. Welsh air- Llwyn onn" .The Band. Song—" Who's that Tapping at the Gate" Mynyddog. Glee—" Yr Alarch" Messrs H. Roberts and Party. Vocal piece—" Since by Man Came Death" The Band. Song-" Pistyll Henafol y Llan" Mynyddog. Song-" The Flying TrFtpese". Mr J. B. Lloyd. Song-" Fgtber, Come Home" The Band. Glee I Yr Haf" Messrs H. Roberts and Party. Song—"Daiydd Dew" Mynyddog. Chorus rne Band. Song:—" Peidiwch Codi Row" .Mynyddog. Finale-" God Save the Queen." The concert was numerously attended. Two-thirds of the proceeds were to be devoted to Llanuwchllyn British School, and one-third towards instruments for the Llanuwchllyn Temperance Brass Band. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY; January 29th.-Before H. T. Richardson, W. P. Jones, and J. Jones, Esqs. Trespass in Pursuit of Game-H. Holt v. H. Cooke.— H. Holt said I live at Glanrafon, ,in the parish of Llan- uwehllyn, and am gamekeeper in the employ of Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart. On Christmas Day, the 25th December last, I saw defendant on the mountain land above Cefn- gwyn. He was in search of game. He had with him two greyhounds and a sheepdog. He was beating among some gorse and rushes. The land on which I saw defendant is the property of Sir W. W. Wynn he has the exclusive right of sporting over that land. Defendant had no permission from Sir Watkin, or his agent, or myself, to sport over that land. It was from half-past nine to ten o'clock a.m. when I saw defendant on the land.—Cross-examined by Defendant: You were walking up and down the rushes and gorse in search of game. You had two greyhounds and another dog with you.- John Pritchard said I live at Tyissa, Llangower, and am gamewatcher employed by Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart. On Christmas morning last, about ten o'clock or a little after, I saw defendant on the mountain land belonging to Garth. Defendant was beat- ing for hares. He had two greyhounds and a sheep dog with him. Defendant went from the mountain land into the enclosed land belonging to Garth. Defendant there started a hare, and the dogs chased it. hare was not killed. I was about sixty yards off. I did not bear the defendant say a word to the dogs. He ran after them, and when he saw me he stopped.—The Defendant said he was on the land, but not in pursuit of game.—Fined 22, and costs. Night Poach ing.-Edward Jones v. R. Jones.—Edward Jones said I live at Derwgoed Cottage, Llandderfel, and am gamewatcher in the employ of H. Robertson, Esq., Croggen. On the night of the 8th of January I saw defendant in Derwgoed Wood. It was about half-past ten o'clock at night. There were three persons, including defendant. The defendant had two hen pheasants in his possession. I heard three shots fired in the wood that evening. I took the pheasants from R. Jones; he had no gun when I caught him. My master has the exclusive right of sporting in Derwgoed Wood.—The defendant did not appear.—Sentenced to one calendar month's imprison- ment, and ordered to find sureties at the expiration of the term.
TRAFFIC RETURNS. For the week ending January 23rd. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (60f miles open).- Passengers, parcels, &c., 2146 Is. 9d.; goods and live stock, 2904 Is. 3d.; total, 21,050 3s. Od.; 217 5s. 9d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (59J miles open).—Passengers, &o., JB141 10s. 2d.; goods, &c., 2749 17s. Od.; total, £891 7s. 2d.; C14 19s. 7d. fIT mile W week. Increase, 2158 15s. lOd. Aggregate from 1st January (three weeks), 1870, 93,257 4s. ld. ditto, last year, 22,664 Os. 6d. Increase, zC593 3s. 7d.
A National Education League for Ireland was started in Belfast on Monday. Its objects are to Dlaintain non-sectarian education in Ireland, to promote the further application and development of the principle, to oppose any change in the existing national system, and to remove any anomalies which may have crept into its operation. The BEST Tea ONLY." The great success thathas attend- ed the sale of Horniman's Pure Tea for 30 years, is attri- buted to its uniform strength, purity <6 real cheapness; this desideratum is obtained by selecting only the choice young leaves, & not allowing them to be artificially colored, as is usual with the ordinary sort. Horniman's teas, at 2s. 4d.—2s &1.-38.-38. -tit. & 3s. 8d. per lb. Sold in packets by Local Agents advertised in our columns, .J'" [ 'J' "0. -.1.. 'r: J
lirtte, -1!rtút\Jtt and tath. BIRTHS. 27th ult., imrv.ife of Mr HqGH ELLIS, jun., Watergate. street, Llanfair-Caereinion, of a son, 28th ult., the wife of Mr DAUD ROBERTS, auctioneer, Corwen, of a son. 30th ult., at Gwemhefin, neat Bala, the wife of JOHN WILLIAMS, Esq., of a daughter. 30th ult., at Caerynwcn, Merionethshire, the wife of KfcHARD MEREDYTH RICHARDS, Esq., of a son. 31st ult., at Brynyffynon, Dolgelley, the wife of JOHN E. JONES, M.D., &c.. of a daughter. 31st ult., at Ruabon Vicarage, the wife of the Rev. E W. EDWARDS, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. 1st, at Michael's Church, Forden, by the Rev. R J. Harrison, M.A., vicar, Mr EDWAlltD JONES, Aberdovey, to OAROLI yoongest daughter of the late Mr THOMAS HIGGINSON, Lower Munlyn, Forden. DEATHS. 18th ult., aged 67, Mr JOHN THOMAS, Mount-street; Bala. ^,20^ u^-» aged 49, at her father's house, Llanelidan. Mrs SUSAN ROBER^ widow of the late Mr L. Roberts, driver, Hangollen. 21st ult., aged 70, at Aston Clinton, Bucks,the Rev. CHAR, WATKIN WYNNE ETWMJ, B.D., rector of Aston Clinton, and formerly Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. 21st ult., aged 24, at l'yuyreithin, near Newtown, PRYCE PCGH, son of Edward Pugh, Pencaenion, Bettws, Mont- gomervshire. 22nd ult., aged 87, Mrs-MARGARET EDWARDS, Raven- street, Welshpool. 23rd ult., aged 54, Mr R THOMAS, Trevor-isa; near Llangollen. 23rd ult., aged 47, Miss DOROTHY OWEN, Church-street, Towyn. 23rd ult., aged 53, at Aberdunant, Carnarvonshire ROBERT LLOYD JONES-PARRV, Esq., J.P., and Deputy' Lieutenant of the county of Carnarvon, eldest son of the late T. P. Jones-Parry, Esq., of Llwyn-onn, Denbigh- shire. 24th ult., aged 95, Mr RICHARD DAVIES, Wtrawen, Llanfair: 29th ult..r aged 40, at his residence, Ty Glyn, Cilian Cardiganshire, ALBAN THOMAS DAVIES, Esq., Jr.p. 30tb ultt, Sergeant TITE, of the Cardiganshire Royal Militia, at the Barracks, Aberystwyth. j 30th ult., aged 25, Mr JOHN JACO mariner, of High. street, Aberystwyth. ° j 31st ult., aged 70, Mr Cox, bookseller, Aberystwyth. 31st ult., aged 76, Mr THOMAS EDWARDS, farmer, Tytandderweh, near Bala. 1st, aged 19 at Brynkinalt, GERTRUDE MARY IIILL. TREVOR, the eldest1 daughter of Lerd Arthur Edwin Hill-Trevor.
DOLGELLEY: THE DOLSERAU FAMILY.—Mr and M'rs Chas. Edwards and family have left Dolserau Hall for Paris. Thence they proceed to Italy for a four months' tour, returning to Dolserau Hall about May or June. Booco.-Signor Bosco visited this town on Thursday evening last, when be gave his magical entertainment at the Town Hall, to a very large and crowded, audience. His wonderful performance in sleight of hand was greatly ap. plauded. A LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening last- a lecture was delivered at the Wesleyan Chapel in this town by the Rev. John Evans, Baptist Minister, of Bethesda, formerly of Eglwysfach, on the Force of Habit. The rev. gentle- man spoke for about two hours with unusual force and eloquence. The attendance was very large, especially for such a wet and stormy evening. The chair was taken by the Rev. David Evans, M.A.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. Idris Side Harriers. Friday, Feb. 4th 7. Llandderfel, Bala Monday, Feb. 7th Kennels Friday, Feb. 11 Cambrian Mines At 10. Earl Vane's Harriers meet on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd Ceinws Friday, Feb. 4th Rhiwgriafol Monday, Feb. 7th Croesllyn At 10. Sir W. W. Wynn's Hounds meet on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd Overton Cross Friday, Feb. 4th Ed°-e Q-reen Saturday, Feb. 5th 0 p2J Monday, Feb. 7th White Mere Wednesday, Feb. 9th Macefen Friday, Feb. 11th Hardwick Saturday, Feb. 12th Baneor At 10 30. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughan's) Hounds meet on Tuesday, 8th February Llanleai Friday, 11th February T.Unina. At 10.30. [We regret to inform our readers that the Master of the Vale of Ayron Hounds met with a severe gunshot accident on Friday, the 28th ult., when several shot struck him in the head and face, and one pellet unfortunately entered and remains in the right eye. This will prevent him hunting again this season, and he intends selling his horses forthwith. ]
JMpjring. ABERYSTWYTH. ) Week ending Thursdav. Feb. 3rd. 1870. • ? ARRIVED.—Express, s.s., Jones, Bristol. n SAILED.—Wellington, Evans, Darien. • ) ABERDOVEY. ARRIVED.—John Davies, Davies, London; Commerce, Thomas, Newquay; Rheidol Vale, Thomas, London; Jane Owens, Williams, Newport. SAILED.—Resolute, Jones, Waterford; Jane Jones, Jones, Aberdeen; Primrose, Charles, Dundalk; Ala Charles, Evans, Belfast; Glynaeron, Lewis, Belfast. PORTMADOC. Week ending Feb. 4th, 1870. ARRIVED. -Maria, Roberts; Dorothy Mary, Jones; Empress, Jones; Genevra, Whittington; Forden Skyold, Mogenscen; Bees, Hallett; Ellen Morris, Evans; Rapid, Williams; Maid of Meirion, Edwards; Sarah Ann, Jones. SAILED.—Louise, Jones; Lara, Roberts. TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Feb. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. T> m Sat. 5 10 25 10 41 10 54 11 10 10 34 10 50 Sun. 6 10 57 11 13 11 26 11 42 11 6 11 22 Mon. 7 1130 017 ll 39 Tues. 8 0 6 025 0 35 054 015 034 Wed. 9 046 110 115 139 0 55 119 Thur. 10 1 40 2 17 2 9 246 1 49 2 26^ Fri. 11 2 53 3 30 3 22 3 59 3 2 3 39 The Rev. James Frases was on Monday elected Bishop of Manchester by the Dean and Chapter. The very extensive distillery now being erected at Bel- fast, with all recent improvements for the wanufaefcre of Irish whisky, by Messrs DUNVILLE & Co., who have gained a world-wide celebrity for thei finE. old Irish whisky, is to be called The Royal Irish Distillery." It has been resolved! at a meeting of the rtrest Riding Magistrates that the expenses of prosecuting the Thorn- cliff rioters shall be undertaken by the county. No further disturbances have occurred, although isolated cases of outrage continue to take place. The house of a non-unionist underviewer has been attacked, and a union- ist who interposed for the protection of the family, was brutally maltreated. MAILS FOR AUSTRALIA.—The next mails for Australia will be dispatched from Londoif, vim Southampton, on the morning of Saturday, the 19th February; and via- Marseilles, on the evening of Friday, the 25th Februarv —General Post Office, Jan.. 31. MODERN INVENTION.—That great invention the "Chronv qiaph," which times all the principal events of the da and has revolutionized and superseded the clumsy old* fashioned Stop-watch," seems likely to be eclipsed in fame by that still greater and more useful invention the Keyless Watch." The fact of no key being required ren- ders these Watches indispensable to the traveler, the nervous, and invalids. The enormous number sent even by post to all parts of the world is a convincing proof of their great utility. Thepriees at which they are sold range from 5 to 100 guineas. Thousands of them are manufactured by Mr J. W. BENSON, of Old Bond-street, and of the Steam Factory, Ludgate Hill, London, who sends post free for 2d. a most interesting historical pamphlet upon watch. making. THE WELSH FASTING GIRL.-Tbe public are not likely soon to hear the last of the story of the unfortunate Sarah Jacob, the "Welsh fasting girl." There has all along been a very prevalent opinion that the evidence taken before the coroner was very incomplete, and general dissatisfac- tion has been expressed because the medical men who had to do with the case during the latter days of the little girl were not called, with one exception, to give their evidence. The nurses from Guy's Hospital gave their evidence very satisfactorily, so far as they were concerned, for, from the nature of their work, they were clearly irresponsible having simply to report to a commjttee what they saw ancf heard. The medical officers were in a very different posi- tion, having undertaken to superintend the watching and guard against a fatal result. At first the public laid the chief blame at the door of those medical men who believed in the story of the girl's fasting, and reported favourably of her condition to within a soDrt period of her death. This opinion, however, has undergone a considerable change within the past week or two, and many are now strongly of opinion that those medical men who did not believe in the girl's fasting, and saw her gradually sink as the watching progressed, but yet did not offer her nourishment., are the more blamable. Be this as it may, there is considerable satisfaction expressed at the announcement that a magisterial inquiry will be held in a few days, and that the medical gentlemen who superintended the watching will be sum- moned to give evidence. In the meantime, Evan Jacob, the father, awaits his trial, still professing his unshaken belief that his little girl lived without the aid of nourish- ment for more than two years. As yet counsel have not been engaged for his defence, though the assizes are near at hand. Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Works, Oswald-road, Os- westry, by ASKEW ROBEETS, EDWARD, WOODALL, and RICHABD HENRY VENABLES, AND Published at 12, Bridge-street, Aberyst- wyth, by P^JLIP WILLIAMS.. Saturday Febrmry 5th, 1870. Jj Ci ii ,r. J