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Legislation has been proceeding satisfactorily during the week, guided and inspirited by the inexhaustible energy of the Government. A commencement of im- portant legal reforms has been inaugurated by the LORD CHANCELLOR, with the warm approval of the law lords on both sides of the House Mr GOSCHEN has carried a stage further the movement for the reform of the poor law, by proposing that Mr HARDY'S plan of equalizing the rates in the metropolis, and making the rich contribute more fairly to the wants of the poor, should be extended and the same Minister has also asked for a committee on local taxation, and proposed to extend its incidence to some forms of property now exempt. Another important Bill, also introduced by Mr GOSCHEN, refers to the better regu- lation of mines, and some of our readers will peruse with special interest the summary of its provisions, which we give in another column. Amongst the private members Mr CAVE has introduced an important measure for the protection of the public against unsound insurance offices. The measure was received with general approval, but Mr LOWE showed that it did not go far enough, and sug- gested that it would be well for Government to establish insurance offices.-Two elections of special interest have taken place. Mr AUBERON HERBERT has been elected for Nottingham, by a majority of about 300 over Mr DIGBY SEYMOUR, and Mr BERNAL OSBORNE has narrowly beaten Mr SMYTH, nationalist, at Waterford. Mr HERBERT'S success is the success of advanced and enlightened liberalism over anythingism," and is a matter for much congratulation, especially as the new member will be a real addition to the moral weight of the House. Mr OSBORNE'S success we also rejoice in, both because a Fenian is defeated, and because the House is none the worse for being enlivened by the jokes of the hon. gentle- man who officiates as jester to the Commons.—The Irish Church convention has been working hard, and arrived at several important conclusions. The Bishops are to have a separate chamber, there are to be twice as many laity as clergy in the general synod, and the three orders recog- nized are bishops, "priests or presbyters," and laity.—In the controversy which is opening up as to the licensing laws and the closing of public houses, it is well to note that there are 1000 parishes in the province of Canterbury in which no beershop exists, and the inhabitants appear to be content with their condition.—It is more and more evident that the Land Bill will not satisfy the extreme party in Ireland, or even a large, body of Irishmen who can hardly, comparatively speaking, be called extreme. Sir JOHN GRAY, we regret to say, considers it unsatis- factory, and seems little disposed to withdraw his oppo- sition to it. Still the Bill must pass with very little modification; and if these honest attempts to pacify Irish malcontents do not succeed, a different treatment will be adopted.—The Education Bill is coming in for even a larger share of criticism than the Land Bill, and we are glad to note that there is a general disposition to support Mr FORSTER, coupled with a determination to amend the measure, if possible, in committee, and wipe away the blots of denominationalism and permissive compulsion. There is little 'news from abroad. Advices from the Red River inform us that previous reports were incorrect, and that the insurrection is still proceeding under the direction of RielL
We regret the attitude which the Welsh Education Alliance have assumed with reference to Mr FORSTER'S Bill. That Bill, as we said at once, is not without serious blots, but the way in which the Alliance attack it appears to us singularly unwise. In the first place they stand alone in opposing it, and their opposition will be wasted. The two great bodies in England, the League and the Union, seem to have accepted it as a whole, though the League will endeavour to carry amendments in committee, and we hope they will succeed. Permissive compulsion is extremely undesirable —though there is something to be said even for that—and the religious provisions of the Bill will give rise to con- flicts and troubles of many kinds, we fear, while the conscience clause is not an efficient protection-but the best way, surely, is to accept the Bill with the under- standing that every attempt will be made to improve it. The Alliance oppose it as if it were radically a bad Bill, when it is, really, a good Bill, with one or two conspicuous defects. The Alliance forget that a very strong feeling exists against compulsion, and against secular schools, and that legislation must always aim at the best possible, and not at the best conceivable. The programme of the Alliance would have little or no chance of success; and it is far better, surely, to make the stride which Mr FORSTER'S Bill secures than to stand quite still. Again we say, for the sake of the Alliance itself, we regret the attitude of that body—or rather of the committee which met at Llanidloes; and we hope the people of Wales will repudiate it without delay, and show that they appreciate Mr FOBSTEB'S wise endeavour to meet the wants and wishes of the nation, while at the same time they think the measure ought to be amended. The Aberystwyth Guardians seem to be acting unwisely in the matter of medical salaries. There is an unfortunate surgeon who gets for his services to the union- 25 a year!—and the guardians have refused to increase it. He modestly states that M or 240 would hardly pay him, and we should not be at all inclined to put down 2M as an extravagant remuneration. The Guardians have made a mistake. Economy in the administration of the poor law is extremely desirable but economizing in the doctor's fees in this fashion is not the proper thing at all. There is a very natural, but very foolish, disposition to think that professional services, because they are in a sense intangible, do not deserve to be paid for like bread and beef. The fact is, the parson, the doctor, and the lawyer, work far harder than the breadseller, have far more valuable services to give us, and deserve far better recompense at our hands. We earnestly hope the guard- i ans, who, no doubt for want of considering all the cir- cumstances of the case, made a mistake, will speedily rectify it. One of the guardians of the Ellesmere Union, Mr S. GRIFFITHS, holds, and very freely expresses, some novel opinions on the drinking customs of the day. Not only does he imagine that it is wrong to rob a poor man of his beer," but "he thinks the labourer ought to be encouraged to drink." This is an entirely new view of the matter. We are told every day that drink fills the gaols and the poor houses; but here is a guardian of the poor who knows better, and believes that the English labourer, too much addicted to sobriety, ought to be taken by the hand, and persuaded to enter the tavern. The question before the Board was the desirability of signing a petition in favour of Sunday-closing, and Mr GRIFFITHS protested against it. It was not the working man who got drunk," he said, but the idle one. The labourer ought to be encouraged to drink, and Sunday was the only day on which he could do so, because he was at work all the rest of the week." Mr GRIFFITHS proposed fiat the petition should be put behind the fire and he suggested that "if the man JONES who sent it to them would do a week's work for a change, he would probably enjoy a glass of beer." The CHAIRMAN naturally objected to put Mr GRIFFITHS'S motion, but eventually the Board resolved, by eight to six, to take no notice of the matter; thus making one of a trio—Llangollen and Newtown Local Boards being the remaining two-distinguished from the other representative bodies of the district in the action which they have taken in this matter. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN, who is distinguishing himself as one of the most useful and energetic members of the Liberal rank and file, has taken up another useful BilL In conjunction with Mr CHARLES FORSTER he is bringing in a measure to abolish the penalty of forfeiture for felony.- -As the law stands at present, if a man, by negli- I gence, diives over a child in the streets, and incurs a conviction for manslaughter, even although the offence may be so venial as only to justify the infliction of a day's imprisonment, all his property becomes forfeited to the Crown. The penalty is so monstrous that the Crown rarely enforces it, but this does not justify a bad law. There are other legal reforms to which we hope, in course of time, to see Mr MORGAN devoting himself. Shropshire is now represented by three liberal and seven conservative members; so that her political condition is gradually improving once more. Last week Mr W. H. FOSTER was returned for Bridgnorth, in the place of Mr WHITMORE, who formerly filled the post of conserva- tive Whip. It is well, of course, to have Mr WHITMORE replaced by Mr FOSTER, but some of our contemporaries are rather too jubilant, when they talk, for instance, of the gain at Bridgnorth making up for the loss at South- wark. At Southwark there was a battle, and the liberals were beaten—through a miserable 'division of forces, it is true, but still, beaten but at Bridgnorth Mr FOSTER stepped into the seat with the support of both parties- and of the Apley estates. The electors, very likely, were glad enough to be permitted to choose a liberal; but some permission was clearly wanting, since when Sir JOHN ACTON, a man whom Mr FOSTER would hardly pretend to compare himself with, offered to be their representative, they rejected him. Mr FOSTER was seconded by Dr THURSFIELD, a conservative, who said that from what he understood he believed Mr FOSTER would be a sup- porter of their holy church, and of their glorious constitu- tion and in his speech the hon. gentleman took care not to make any allusions offensive to his conservative supporters. We are glad to learn that the Liberal gain in' the last registration for Montgomeryshire was 307—a very satis- factory figure. As long as the liberal association does such work as this, it deserves, and surely will receive, the ready support of the party. It will be recollected that, last session, we reported at length a speech of Mr HANBURY TRACY'S on the tim- portant subject of the employment of the military in various trades. Mr TRACY, we see, does not intend to allow the matter to drop. A few nights back he asked a question with reference to the employment of soldiers in connection with the telegraph system and in reply Captain VIVIAN said that about a year ago, when it became evident that the control of the telegraphs of this country would come under Government management, the SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR communicated with the POSTMASTER-GENERAL for the purpose of ascertaining how far military labour might be utilized in the maintenance and working of the telegraph system. The result was that during the last twelvemonths one hundred soldiers had been under tuition for that purpose, and his right hon. friend was now in communication with the POST- MASTER-GENERAL in order to discover how many men could be employed in that work and on what conditions of service. The subject of gas-its illuminating power and economic use-is of universal interest. It will interest our readers to know that the Architect lays down the following rules —1st, That a few large burners give a much better light than a great many small ones consuming the same quantity of gas (a most important consideration when large areas, such as warehouses, have to be illuminated); and, 2nd, that a large burner at a low pressure, burning the same quantity of gas as a small burner at a high pres- sure, will give double the quantity of light. We suppose a white surplice enrages a Protestant con- gregation on much the same principle that a red rag en- rages a bull—but we never could discover the principle in either case. To the uninitiated in such mysteries, a sur- plice may well appear a more appropriate garment than a black gown, since the former can be taken to typify the purity which the minister preaches. Mr PRIOR'S congre- gation at Wolverhampton, however, are of a different opinion, and consider the surplice, which they observe with complacency in the .reading desk, so wrong in the pulpit, that many of them leave the church at sight of it. For this behaviour the Bishop of LICHFIELD has repri- manded them, and it is quite refreshing to read his re- buke. Dr SELWYN has tried to promote peace between pastor and flock, but-a line must be drawn somewhere- and when people will quarrel over a question of white and black, and protest against the use of a garment sanc- tioned by the church, it is time to be angry with them and to brandish the episcopal staff. If his lordship could use it still more effectively some of Mr PRIOR'S congrega- tion would only get their deserts. Speaking at an Education meeting at Shrewsbury, the Bishop of LICHFIELD said that if children really would not go to school, some mild, innocent compulsion" might be resorted to in order to prevent their growing up in a state of ignorance. This was on Thursday, before the Government scheme had been unfolded, but we might almost imagine that Dr SELWYN was reading the mind of Mr FORSTEB, and approving beforehand of the compulsory clauses in the right hon. gentleman's Bill. They will cer- tainly bear the bishop's description. In some districts there will be no compulsion at all; and in others con- siderable facilities are provided for the escape of the negligent parent. This, perhaps, is the one serious blot on Mr FORSTER'S measure; though it is fair to remember that the strong feeling which has existed against compulsion is only slowly dying out, and that the right hon. gentleman may be said to have provided against the mistake of legis- lating in advance of public opinion. The Bill, as a whole, is an admirable one, not going far enough in some direc- tions, we believe, but steering clear of difficulties, and providing a greatly improved and extended system of national education. Of course a great deal of the speak- ing at Shrewsbury was directed against unsectarian schools, and even these speakers are satisfied by Mr FORSTER-except, perhaps, those who, like the Bishop of HEREFORD, would prefer no conscience clause. A stringent conscience clause is necessarily imposed; but, with all its stringency, the danger is, lest real freedom should fail to be secured, through the tyranny of some school man- agers and the fear of some parents. An advance is made, however, towards the time when conscience clauses will be abolished because they are no longer needed. Mr JASPER MORE's speech at the Shrewsbury meeting ought to be carefully studied. We do not agree with him in most of his ideas on education, but when he calls attention to Mr STANHOPE'S report, and the "infamous character" of some of the Shropshire cottages, he touches a matter which sadly wants probing.
Lord Hyde, M.P. for Brecon, has kindly consented to preside at the 155th anniversary festival of the Welsh charity, on the 1st of March, at Willis's Rooms. CORWEN CHURCH.—We understand that the Hon. C. H. Wynn has given .£500, and W. Wagstaffe, Esq., of Rhug, 2200, towards the Corwen Church Restoration Fund. BANKRUPTS.—The following announcement appears in the Gazette:- Henry Parker Evan Lloyd, and John Hughes (Holywell Tin Plate Company), Holywell, Flint- shire, Feb. 28th, at 12. The following appears amongst the declarations of dividends:—Adoniah Evans, Pwllheli coal merchant, 2nd dividend of Is. 5id., any Wednesday: at Turner's, Liverpool. THE SHERIFF OF MERIONETHSHIRE.—Mr Clement Arthur Thruston, of Pennal Towers, Machynlleth, the high sheriff elect for the county of Merioneth, has appointed Mr Wm. Griffith, Dolgelley, as under sheriff. This is the fifth consecutive occasion upon which Mr Griffith has been appointed to fill this office. Mr C. A. Thruston is at present in Paris, but will probably return to Merioneth- shire to be sworn in, in the course of next week. IN RE THE NORTH WALES SLATE SUPPLY COMPANY.— This case came before Vice-Chancellor Sir W. M. James last Saturday.—Mr Robinson appeared in support of the petition, which was for winding up the company. He said the petition was unopposed, and from the nature of the case could not be opposed. Unopposed petitions only were marked in the court paper to-day.—The Vice- Chancellor said he could not be sure that some one would not appear and oppose the petition. Such a person would have a just ground for complaint if, intending to oppose, and finding that the court took unopposed petitions only, he were to walk away under the impression that the peti- tion would not come on. In future, winding-up petitions would be taken only on opposed petition days.—Mr Fry, Q.C., observed that this was in accordance with the prac. tice of other branches of the court. THE BISHOPRIC OF ST. ASAPH.—The Pall Mall Gazette makes the following quotation from Mr Horsman's speech of July 13th, 1847: If there was any one provision of the Act of 1836, on which all parties were agreed, it was the union of the sees of St. Asaph and Bangor. The arrangement remained nndisturbed till 1843; but in that year a noble earl in the other House of Parliament pro- posed for the first time to set it aside. But who was it resisted most stoutly his proposition ? Who but the heads of the Church-the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London? And on what grounds? Because, said the right rev. prelates, the two sees united would be almost the smallest in existence, containing in all only 253 benefices; whereas Gloucester and Bristol, united under the same Act, and, as experience had proved, with ad. vantageous results, had each of them separately more benefices than the two Welsh sees together, Gloucester 281, and Bristol 254 benefices. The Archbishop added that he had taken the advice of those most competent to I assist"his opinion on the subject; and they agreed with him, not only that the duties might be performed by one bishop, but also that they would be extremely light. The Act 6 and 7 Wm. IV., c. 77, provided that the average income of bishops of St. Asaph and Bangor shall be 25,200. THE SITES BILL.-The following are the provisions of the Sites Bill that will be most interesting to our readers we have already directed attention to the importance of the measure, especially in its bearing upon the people of Wales. The preamble states that "it is expedient to grant further facilities for the acquisition of land for sites for places of worship and schools;" and it is therefore enacted that with certain exceptions the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, shall be incorporated with this Act, and that persons desirous of purchasing sites for places of worship, poor schools, &c., are to be deemed pro- moters of the undertaking" within the Lands Clauses Con- solidation Act, 1845. "The said persons so desirous of pur- chasing and taking a site as aforesaid, before putting in force any of the powers of the said Lands Clauses Con- solidation Act with respect to the purchase and taking of land otherwise than by agreement, shall cause to be pre- sented a memorial to the Commissioners, stating the purposes for which such sit is required, and stating that no land convenient for such site can be obtained by agree- ment, and specifying the land intended to be taken for such site, and stating the names of the reputed owners, lessees, or occupiers of such land, and the parties in whom the same is to be vested as trustees for the purposes afore- said, and such memorial shall be verified by the affidavit on oath or solemn declaration (which oath or declaration any justice is hereby authorized to administer) of two or more of the memorialists, and shall pray that such per- sons as aforesaid may with reference to such lands be allowed to put in force the powers of the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act with respect to the purchase and taking of land otherwise than by agreement, and such prayer shall be supported by such evidence as the 1881 Commissioners require. Every memorial shall be signed by the persons so desirous of purchasing and taking a site as aforesaid, and also by other persons as concurring in the prayer of such memorial to the total number of fifty persons at least, resident within four miles from the site proposed to be purchased and taken, and above twenty- one years of age." On receipt of the memorial, the Commissioners are to direct an inquiry, of which due notice is to be given, and served on the owner of the property, into the propriety of asssenting to the prayer of the memorial; and after the inquiry the Commissioners may dismiss the memo- rial, or empower the memorialists or others to put in force the powers of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act as to taking, &c., of land. No order is to authorise the taking of any dwelling house, park, garden, pleasure ground, church, chapel, poor school, or land held there- with. "All costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the said Commissioners in relation to any such memorial, in- quiry, or order as aforesaid, shall be borne by the parties presenting the memorial; provided, that if in any case the Commissioners shall consider that the opposition of any person or persons to or upon such memorial, inquiry, or order has been frivolous and vexatious, or has been conducted in such a manner as to occasiou needless ex- pense or delay, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners by order to direct such opposing person or persons to repay to the parties presenting the memorial all or any part (as the Commissioners think fit) of the said costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the said Commissioners, and the amount so ordered to be repaid may be deducted and retained out of the money (if any) payable under this Act or the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act by the parties presenting the memorial to such opposing person or his representatives, and the excess, if any, of such amount not so deducted or retained, or the whole of such amount, if no part thereof be deducted and re- tained, shall be recoverable by distress, and on applica- tion to any justice he shall issue two warrants accord- ingly. Nothing in this Act contained shall authorize the purchase and taking, whether by agreement or other- wife, of more than two acres of land for any one such site as aforesaid. In case any site which has been pur- chased and taken under this Act, whether by agreement or otherwise, shall at any time within the period of five years next after such purchase and taking cease for the space of one year continuously to be used for some or one of the purposes for which land is by this Act authorised to be purchased and taken, the same site shall immediately upon the expiration of such five years be and remain to the use of and be vested in such person or persons, and for such estates or interests, as would have been the case with respect thereto if the same land had not been so purchased and taken as aforesaid." The word place of worship" is defined to mean any place used for worship according to the usage of the Established Church or any other religious body; and poor schools are schools in which the payments of the scholars do not cover the total expenses.
ABERYSTWYTH. POLICE BUSINESS, MONDAY.—Before the Mayor, and John Davies, Esq. Drunk and Disorderly.—John Baker, a wandering grinder, was charged with the above offence.—P.C. Thomas said he found him drunk and abusing some women.—Fined 6s., and ordered to find sureties to keep the peace.
TUESDAY,—Before the Mayor. Drunkenness. -Evan Morris, a journeyman painter, was charged with this offence. P.C. Davies found him drunk and noisy on Lewis-terrace.—Fined 2s. 6d., includ- ing costs. Cruelty to Animals.-Elizabeth Morgans, of Trefechan, widow, and John Jones, of Chalybeate-court, carrier, were summoned for this offence.-Mr G. Jones, reporter, said that last Thursday week he was going along Chalybeate- terrace, and saw a concourse of people there, and a horse in the yard of John Evans, Queen-street. He examined the horse, and found it had fallen down from extreme exhaus- tion; he also found sores on the horse's back, and several fresh wounds. The persons that were present lifted the animal up, and assisted to hold him up until they got him to the stable. There was some hay in the manger, and he observed the horse seize it in such a manner as confirmed his impression that the animal had not been properly fed. He believed the horse had been overworked, and had fallen down from exhaustion.. The animal had been overworked by the defendant John Jones; the other defendant was the owner of it. -The defendants were fined 2s. 6j. each, including costs. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, MONDAY. — Present: Messrs William Jones, of Brynowen, deputy chairman (in the chair), Philip Williams, Richard Roberts, David Roberts, David Stephens, John Jones (Parcel Canol), Morgan Richards, John Richards, Joel Morgan, Wm. James, Richard Jones, William Davies, Geo. Jones, &c. The most important business was that of considering Dr Roberts's application. The Chairman called the atten- tion of the guardians to a letter directed to the Board from Dr Jacob Roberts, their medical officer, which was as follows To the Chairman and Guardians of the Aberystwyth Union. GENTLEMEN,—I beg to bring before your notice the appoint- ment of surgeon to the Aberystwyth Union Workhouse, which I have held for many years. The duties required of me now are very much greater than formerly; my visits are frequent and occasionally in the night. I have also to supply the inmates and tramps with medicine, so that it has really been a loss to me. My present salary is only £5 per annum whereas £ 30 or £ 40 a year would be a small remftneration for the time fatigue, and expense that the appointment exacts of me. Hoping' gentlemen, that you will take my case into consideration and mcrease my present salary, I remain, your obedient servant', < JACOB ROBERTS, Surgeon. February 7, 1870. Mr PHILIP WILLIAMS proposed, and Mr ROBERTS (Llan- badarn) seconded, that the surgeon's salary be increased. —A long discussion took place, and ultimately the motion was lost. Singularly enough, all the county guardians, with the exception of one or two, were against raising the doctor's salary.—It was also determined to divide one of the large wards upstairs into two apartments, as it was deemed more convenient in that shape; the work required to be let by contract.—The attention of the Board was called by the Master to the conduct of sixteen tramps, who were one night together in the vagrants' ward making a noise and using threats, because they could not get sufficient fire, and said that in the night the vagabonds had made firewood of the wooden bedsteads in the ward. It was decided that the best course was adopted, when they were sent the following morning about their business. TOWN COUNCIL, TUESDAY.—Present: J. Matthews, Esq. (Mayor), in the chair, Aldermen Thomas Jones and John Davies, Councillors Jonathan Pell, Richard Jones, David Williams, John Rees, and G. T. Smith. There were also in attendance-Mr Hugh Hughes treasurer, Mr Atwood, solicitor, Mr Vaughan, town surveyor, and Mr Szlumper, engineer. The attention of the Board was drawn to the case of Mr Bubb, concerning the cottages built by him in Rail- way-terrace, on the Corporation land. At the previous meeting of the Council Mr Hughes had been instructed to make application to Mr Bubb for payment of the arrears of ground rent due in respect of the cottages referred to, and, in default of payment, to distrain upon the occupiers for the same. Mr Bubb appeared and complained of the course the Board had taken towards him, and said he was willing to pay the money, provided the Corporation would prepare the necessary documents, so as to make safe his title to the premises. A conversation took place as to the power vested in the Corporation to grant leases. It was stated that opinions of eminent counsel had been taken, which were very conflicting. The Mayor observed that the Board ought to grant a proper lease to Mr Bubb, if they had granted an improper one before.—Mr Pell was of the same opinion.—Mr Hugh Hughes said if it was so, all the leases on Morfa Mawr were the same; but, hap- pily, those had all expired.—Mr Atwood was in doubt whether the Corporation had not the power; however, there were two opinions upon the subject.—The question was asked by a member whether Mr Bubb's tenants were to be distrained upon.—Mr Pell objected to that course, and recommended the preparing of new leases, as they were receiving £4 10s. for seventy years. Mr Pell also complimented Mr Bubb upon having built such cottages, as they added greatly to the improvement of the town which observations elicited much applause.—The Mayor asked whether they could not grant periodical leases, as they did at Liverpool, Llandudno, and other places and after some further remarks, Mr Pell moved that the Mayor, the Town Clerk, and Mr Atwood, the solicitor, be appointed to examine and investigate the matter, and to arrange with Mrs Morice. Mr Philip Williams seconded the motion, and it was carried unanimously. Mr Williams also said it ought to be understood that no steps be taken to distrain upon the tenants, to which the meeting agreed.—At this stage of the proceedings the members of the Board left their room and made their way to the open hall, where there were many persons awaiting the auction of the fields on Morfa Mawr. Letting of the Fields on Morfa Mawr.-Mr G. T. Smith, auctioneer, proceeded to let these fields by public auction, and prefaced the sale by reading the conditions. The letting was from March 1st, 1870, to March 1st, 1871; the rent to be paid quarterly, and the takers, if required, to give security. The takers to pay all rates and taxes, except the landlord's property tax, and also the tithe-rent charge to 1st January, 1871.—Takers not to plough up or convertinto tillage any part of the lands, under a penalty of B20 per acre; and not to underlet any of the lands without the consent of the Town Council. The Town Council reserved from the letting so much of the lands to the north-east side of the Old Pont Corry-road leading to the slaughter house, as might be required to enable the Council to make that road 70ft. wide.—Mr Smith said the first lot offered for sale was the field in the occupation of Miss Jane Owen, Bridge-street, being the next to the Gashouse. Miss Owen started the bidding at 212, and it rapidly increased to 225, at which sum it was knocked down to Miss Owen the present rent she paid for the field was only 220.-The next lot was a field in the occupation of Mr David Thomas, Angel Inn, and adjoining the last field. Mr Thomas, the present holder, offered 224 for the field-the rent he now pays; the biddings increased to the sum of 228, at which it fell to Mr William Evans, cowkeeper. -The next lot was a field adjoining the last, and held at present by Mr J. R. Jones, of the Talbot Hotel, at a rent of j628. After several biddings having been taken, the lot was sold to Mr Jones for 928. -AW- other lot, now occupied by Mr David Jenkin Jones, and adjoining the Plas Crug Walk, was put up, and after several biddings it was knocked down to Mr D. H. Evans, coal agent, at the sum of 28 10s.—The next lot was a field adjoining the Slaughter House, in the occupation of Mr David Thomas, Angel Inn, and Mr Thomas being un- willing to part with it purchased the lot at 213 fos. Another field adjoining the last, and occupied by Mr David Jones, shoemaker, Bridge-street, was purchased by Mr Mellings, the Commercial Vaults, at Cl4 5s.-The next lot was a field in the occupation of Mr Mellings, which elicited a number of sharp biddings, and Mr Mel- lings having refused, amid some amusement, to exceed his bid, the lot was knocked down to Mr John Thomas at B14 15s. Mr Thomas said he bought it for Mr Mellings, the present holder, which statement produced great laughter. —The last lot was a field held by Messrs Atwood and Hughes, adjoining the one in the occupation of David Jenkin Jones. The bidding was started by Mr Pell at 210, and was increased to £ 20—at which sum Mr Wm. Evans, cowkeeper, became the purchaser. It was rumoured that this was the cheapest lot, being nearly three acres of ground, whereas the sum of 28 10.4. had been given for another lot not much more than half an acre in quantity. After the sale was over the members of the Council re- tired to their room again, when it was proposed and seconded, and unanimously carried, that Mr Wm. Evans, cowkeeper-who was the largest purchaser at the auction- should be called upon to provide sureties as mentioned in the conditions.—The sale of the fields this year realized 213 15s. more than last year. Borrowing Powers.-The Mayor said the next business was to get up a memorial to the Treasury for leave to borrow, on further mortgage, a sum not exceeding 2800.- Mr Atwood said that the Town Clerk was unable to at- tend, and, the memorial not having been quite completed, suggested the adjournment of the matter until the next meeting of the Council, which was agreed to. The Slaughter-House.-The tenders for the erection of a cottage for the keeper of the slaughter-house were taken into consideration. Two tenders had been received, one from Messrs Williams and Hughes, builders, to do the work for £ 222, and the other from Mr Thomas Davies, builder, the contractor for the slaughter-house, £ 160. Mr Davies's tender, being so much lower than that of Messrs Williams and Hughes, was accepted by the Board. Mr Davies was called in to answer some questions before his tender was finally accepted.
LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before J. G. W. Bonsall, John Evans, and C. Bassett Lewis, Esqs. Keeping Dogs without a Licence.-Thomas Rowlands, of the parish of Llanbadarn- f awr, farmer, was summoned by Mr Hickox, supervisor of Inland Revenue.—The defendant admitted the charge and was fined 25s., and costs; with a recommendation to reduce the fine to 12s. 6d. Assaults.-Evan Jenkins, miner, Cwmrheidol, was summoned by John Jones, of Blaendyffryn, near Goginan, for committing an assault upon him on the 15th inst. Fined 5s., ana 10s. 6d. costs.—Hugh Morris, of Llan- badarn, shoemaker, was summoned by Robert Roberts, of the same place, currier, for assaulting him. The case was compromised on payment of the costs by defendant.— James Samuel was summoned by Catherine Morris for assaulting her, but their worships, on learning that the defendant had been injured since he was served with the summons, so as to render him unable to attend, adjourned the case until their next meeting. Drunkenness, Sa.muel Magor, John Rees, John Roberts, and Thomas Jenkins, were respectively sum- moned by P.C. Evans for being drunk and disorderly at Penrhyncoch on Saturday night. The defendants were severally fined 5s., and costs, with the exception of Jenkins, who was only fined Is., and costs. Refusing to Support a Mother. -David Williams, of Mill- street, cabinet maker, was summoned by J. Ll. Griffiths, the relieving officer, for refusing to contribute towards the support of his aged mother, who had become chargeable to the Union.—The defendant was ordered to pay 2s. per week towards the support and maintenance of his mother, and the costs of the summons.
PWLLHELI. LITERARY MEETING.—On the 22nd instant, a literary meeting was held in the National School of this place. The prizes, consisting of books and money, were open for competition to the scholars of the Sunday School ex- clusively. The chair was taken by the Rev. E. Osborne Williams, vicar, and the adjudicators were the Rev. Mr Morgan, Llanfrothen, and Mr Thomas, Portmadoc. There was a very crowded and respectable attendance. Prizes were given to the successful competitors in reading, writing, reciting impromptu speeches, singing, &c. Mr Daniel Pierce (late pupil teacher) was adjudged the best essayist on the advantages of written prayer over ex- temporary. The church choir, under the leadership of Mr Sharpe, sang several anthems with that accuracy and taste which showed that they must have undergone a careful course of training for the occasion. The success of the meeting is to be attributed in no small measure to the persevering efforts of the Rev. J. Morgan, curate.
BALA. PLOUGHING MATCH.—Owing to the state of the weather a ploughing match for the five parishes of Penllyn, which was arranged to be held in a field on the Rhiwlas estate on Thursday, the 24th inst., has been postponed to Wednes- day, the 9th day of March. The prizes will be consider- ably advanced as the funds come in. and the date of entry is also extended to the 26th day of February (to-day). AMATEUR CONCERT.—On Friday evening, the 18th instant, an amateur concert was held, chiefly through the instrumentality of Mr Llovd, Plasyndre at the British School, for the benefit of the poor in this town. Mr Simon Jones, Bala, presided. The programme was as follows Selection-" Sultan's Polka" Llanuwchllyn Brass Band Song—Happy be thy dreams" Mr J. B. Lloyd gong- Myn sy'n magn'r Baban" Eos Penllyn Selection (quartette). Messrs Lloyd, Maurice, and Jones Song Palling hard against the stream" Mr R. O. Anwyl Song—" I would I were a bird" Misses Jones and Williams selection-" Prairie flower" Llanuwchllyn Brass Band Sang-" Jost before the battle, mother" Misses Owen Song—" Boneddwr mawr o'r Bala" Eos Penllyn Duet—"What are the wild waves saying"Mr and Mrs Seaton Song- Llwyn Onn" Mrs E. Owen selection- Work, boys, work" Llanuwchllyn Brass Band Song—" The young lady's I No Miss S. Lloyd Song—" Glan Medd'dod mwyn" Mr J. B. Lloyd Song—" Lovely night Miss Seaton Song—" Captain Jinks" Mr M. B. Maurice t uune—Mod save tne queen" Miss Lloyd (Moelygarnedd), Mrs Seaton, and Mr Llewelyn Jones played the accompaniments on the piano. The performers were warmly encored and kindly re- sponded. A unanimous vote of thanks to the Chairman was carried upon the motion of Mr R. O. Anwyl, seconded by Mr J. R. Jones; and a vote was also passed to the ladies and gentlemen who took part in the concert, and to the Llanuwchllyn Brass Band. The proceeds realized about B3.
DOLGELLEY. THE NEW MARKET HALL.—This handsome building is rapidly approaching completion, and the contractors expect to have it out of their hands in July next. It is generally reported that a county ball will inaugurate the opening, which is expected to be a public ceremonial. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, Feb. 22nd.—Before Col. Bunbury, C.B., and John Vaughan, Esq. Drunk and Riotous.—John Jones, tailor, of Dolgelley, was charged with being drunk and riotous at South-street, on the 12th instant. Fined 5s., and costs in default, seven days' imprisonment.—John Edwards, quarryman (known as the Little Miller), was also charged with a similar offence, and was fined 5s., and costs; in default, seven days' imprisonment. Assault.- Elizabeth Williams, of the Penmaenpool Inn, was charged by one William Morgan with assaulting him on the 18th instant.—William Morgan said I had been working at Penmaenpool for Mrs Williams, as joiner, and had worked for fifteen days. I went there on Friday to try to get a settlement, and said that unless she would pay me I would put her into the county court. She got up immediately, and collared me, and struck me twice in my mouth. -Defendant denied the charge, and called Elizabeth Pugh, her servant, who said: William Morgan came there on Friday, and was very noisy and blackguarded my mis- tress. She asked him several times to go out, but he would not, when she got up and turned him out of the house and closed the door against him. I am certain that my mistress did not strike him.—Cross-examined by plaintiff: I did not tell my mistress, "For shame, don't strike Morgans." I saw you with your fist up going to strike her.—Defendant was fined 5s., and costs, the Bench remarking that her fists were not the proper way for her to pay her debts. Larceny.Evan Roberts, shoemaker, of Dolgelley, was brought up in custody, charged with stealing two hens on the 20th instant.—P.C. Charles Ashton proved the appre- hension. P.C. A. Phillips said the hens were the property of Evan Edwards, of Pandyrodyn, the butler at Mr Reveley's, Brynygwin.—Inspector Jones applied for a remand until that day week, in order to produce further evidence, which was granted, and bail was accepted for defendant's appearance—himself in 250, and two others in 225 each. Tremadoc Jack Caught at last.-Inspector Jones also applied for a remand in the case of one John Williams, known as Jack yr Attal," for whose apprehension a reward of 25 was offered in November last by the Car- narvonshire police authorities. He is charged with sheepstealing. It will be in the recollection of our readers that Jack was seen one day at Tremadoc with a pack of sheepskins on his back, and information of his where- abouts being given to the police, one of the wide-awake officers of Carnarvonshire was sent in search of him, and meeting an innocent-looking man coming from the direction of Tremadoc, asked him if he had seen a person answering to such a description on the road. The man said he had just passed such a one, and directed the officer where to find him but alas, on reaching Tremadoc the poor officer found that he had been sent on the wrong scent, and that by Jack himself. From that time, every effort to catch him failed, although he was often traced from one place to another. Some time ago Inspector Jones, of Dolgelley, sent word to P.C. Vaughan, of Corris, to be on the watch for such a person in that neighbourhood, and on Monday night that officer went in plain clothes, and hid himself in a stable loft at Maesypandy. Early on the following morning who should come into the stable but Jack himself, when the officer quietly dropped down beside him, took him into custody, and straightway walked him to Dolgelley.—Inspector Jones now asked for a remand until lie could communicate with Superintend- ent Davies, of Portmadoc, and it was granted. On the following morning Mr Davies came for his prisoner and had him removed in custody to Portmadoc.
LLANGOLLEN. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, 22nd February.-Be- fore the Rev. J. C. Phillips, Tynyrhos, J. Price, Esq.,G. H. Whalley, Esq., M.P., and Corbet Yale, Esq. Highway Board.-Damaging Road.-Jonathan Roberts was charged by Mr T. Edmunds, road surveyor, for damaging the high road. It appeared that a tramway had been laid so as to injure the road. Fined j62, damages 10s., and costs. Illegal Demand of Toll. -John Evans, Newbridge Gate, was summoned by Mr Edmunds, highway surveyor, with demanding and receiving toll for a cart which was carry- ing road material. The amount of toll, 15d., had been sent in stamps to the surveyor, but not until the summons had been issued.—The case was dismissed, provided that costs were paid by the toll keeper, and the toll returned. J. Edmunds v. J. Jones, Erw- Wen.-This was a case in which Mr Jones, of Erw-Wen., was charged with narrow- ing the highway by means of a hedge which he erected. Mr Jones pleaded that he had given more to the road in another place, and produced a plan to shew this.—Mr Edmunds produced a plan which shewed the part of the road altered, but which he said was not right about any other part. Mr Jones, in pleading, stood on the bench. The magistrates all were in a group, one or two standing and talking rather loud. Mr Whalley asserted that the map of Mr Edmunds's was "deliberately and wilfully mia- drawn." This led to some commotion.—The magistrates eventually sat down, the defendant stood by the box, and everything calmed down.—Defendant was fined Is., and 14s. 6d., costs. Drunk and Riotous.-J. Jones, of Tynllwyn, appeared to three summonses, the first shewing that the policeman was in bodily fear, the second and third on account of drunkenness. Mr Sherratt appeared for defendant.—In the first case the policeman said, in reply to Mr Yale, that he would not be afraid of the accused if he happened to be in the room alone with him. -Mr Sherratt said that was an end of the case.—Mr Yale said that he thought it was. —Rev. J. C. Phillips (chairman): I beg your pardon. The policeman said he was afraid of the man. Mr Whalley asked the clerk whether it was not necessary in such a case to prove that the man was at present in bodily fear.—The Clerk It is undoubtedly, sir.—The Bench withdrew to consider this point.—On their return, the second case was taken up. It did not appear that de- fendant was disorderly previously to the interference of the policeman.—Mr Whalley accordingly urged that the riotous conduct could not be blamed by the police.—Mr Whalley and Mr Yale agreed; the Chairman and Mr Price were for conviction.—The Chairman, to the Clerk What is to be done ? There are two gentlemen one way, in favour of Mr Sherratt. I am sure they cannot be in favour of John Jones-and Mr Price and myself are for the police. -Mr Yale I protest against that, sir. I was not for Mr Sherratt. (Laughter.)—Chairman Well, for the man then.—The Clerk said that such a decision amounted to acquittal.—In the third case defendant was fined 22, and 7s. 6d. costs.—It was announced with re- ference to the first summons, requiring defendant to be bound over, that half the Bench were against it, and it was therefore dismissed. Stealing a Watch. -Thomas James, Vron, was charged with stealing a watch belonging to Richard Hughes, of the same place. Mr Sherratt for the defence urged that the watch was the property of prisoner's wife, who kept it as a family heirloom.—Ordered that the chain be re- turned to prosecutor, and that the watch be given back to Mr Jinks. Several unimportant cases were also disposed of.
CORWEN. PENNY READINGS.—Another of these popular gatherings came off on Thursday last at the National Schoolrooms, under the presidency of Mr Evan James, solicitor. There was a full house, and a pleasant entertainment was en- joyed. After the usual vote of thanks had been recorded to the chairman, the National Anthem closed the pro- ceedings. PENNY LECTURE.—Last night (Friday), at the British Schoolrooms, the fifth of this series came off. Mr Roberts, of Vrondderwen, occupied the chair. Mr O. Davies Hughes delivered a lecture upon "Education and the present time," which he skillfully dealt with. The Glanrafon choral party very pleasingly entertained the audience with several performances. Compliments to the chairman having been returned, the Welsh National Anthem terminated the proceedings. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY (25th inst).—Before the Rev. J. Wynne (chairman), Captain Taylor, and W. Corbett Yale, Esq. Application-Mr Kemp, on behalf of a mining company near Meyarth, in Gwyddelwem parish, applied for a summons against the overseers of the highway in that dis- trict for not repairing the road from Meyarth Mill, lead- ing to Tyddyniles, in- the parish of Gwyddelwern.— Application granted. The Cwm Road. -There was a summons issued for not repairing a road in this locality, which leads over the mountain to Llanarmon, but before they could decide the matter the Bench thought a practical man had better view and report upon the state of the road, and the case was accordingly adjourned for a fortnight. A Desperate Customer.—John Evans, single, forty years of age, a farmer residing at London-road in this town, was brought before their worships under the following cir- cumstances. It appeared Evans is accustomed to fits of epilepsy, and when these are on he is most violent. Recently he was suffering under one of these fits, and committed most desperate acts at his home, and their worships now considered whether it was their duty to send him to an asylum. Evans made a rational explanation to their worships, and sensibly replied to several questions.— Dr Jones, wno had been attending him for the last six years, was called, and said Evans suffered from epileptic fits—and while under them was at times really mad, and would continue soforsomedays. He had these ifts monthly, and witness should say that during that time he was a fit person for restraint. There were no premonitory symp- toms, and while under them he suffers from mental aberration he is worse now than he was six years ago.— (Our parcel had to leave before their worships decided upon the case; but, for an interval in the sitting of the Court, he was allowed to go home with his mother, with whom he now lives). There were a few other matters dealt with, but of no public interest.
MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and Cemeteries, executed in Stone, Marble, and Granite, may be inspected in the Show Rooms, at R. DODSON'S Marble Works, Swan 'ill, Shrewsbury.
THE WELSH EDUCATION ALLIANCE AND THE GOVERNMENT EDUCATION BILL. The Executive Committee of the Welsh Education Alliance," appointed to report upon the Educational measure to be introduced by Government, having met at Llanidloes on the 23rd February, and carefully considered the provisions of the Bill introduced and expounded by Mr Forster, unanimously agreed upon the following deh- verance On a full review of the Government Bill for providing ele- mentary education," and after having deliberately considered its several provisions, we deeply regret that we cannot regard the proposed measure as any real approach to a settlement of theimportant question oi public education, either for England 2 oi* Wales. The Biil admits all the leading principles adopted at Aber- vstw\th, but these admissions are accompanied by conditions which pra etically frustrate them, and render them of little or no value in securing the great national objects of education. 1. The Bill admits the principle of I- free eaucauon, by per- mitting school boards to levy rates for the education of the poorest class; but this i t frustrates by retaining present fees-by permitting the boards not to levy a rate, if they see fit-by accompanying the boon of education with the degrading brand of pauperism—and by leaving the whole question untouched where school boards are not formed. 2. The Bill admits the principle of "secular" education by rendering aid to all existing secular schools, and by allowing school boards to establish additional secular schools; but ignores it by perpetuating religious teaching where it now exists, and by giving school boards power to introduce religious in- struction into all future schools. 8. The Bill admits the principle of "unsectarian education, by stringently enforcing a conscience clause;" but subverts it by perpetuating all existing" denominational" schools—by giving each teacher unfettered freedom as to the expression of his religious views-and by giving school boards power to make new schools" denominational" in accordance with their own views and predilections. admits the prineiple of" compulsion." But f nullifies, by making that power entirely permissive in the}"# Of School boards, who may be preiudiced against educaii°%f immediately interested in the labour or children—by excW^ from its operations all children, whether in country toWnSy who reside beyond the one mile limit—and W applying the principle at all where schoei^ accommodate' foifnof Suiffcient. ,i tftof committee protests against this measure being C intot low: because- it 1. itdbesnot extend the blessing of free" edateation w children alSke. 2. It will allow the education of the country to continO0 uncertain and unsatisfactory. 3. It will employ the funds of the State for the direct t of religion in schools, which is quite as objectionable as dowment of religion in churches. Ii" 4. Not only is a conscience clause" wholly indefendbl 00. principle, and impossible in practice, but it is presented jJ)' f1 Bill in its most offensive form, inasmuch as it requireg parent to object, and further to state his objection in writing; 5. Iti will. establish a system of "concurrent endowment objectionable m its nature, and far more insidious in its op#Z • whl,Ch.wal 8,° emPhatically condemned lsS'fi sion by the voice of the whole nation with regard to the chat"" m Ireland. t 6. It empowers school boards to delegate the control management of the schools to "three" persons, and that without any conditions or restrictions. 7. The passing of the Bill will render it impossible to maiD"2 for any length of time the present undenominational freland, and thus necessitate the handing over of the 0 o h2.^riah, Pe°p,e t(2 the Roman Catholic priesthood. A election of school boards by Town Councils Z Select Vestries is highly objectionable, while in every inst»»2 votfngaby bluot6 ° ° dlreCt VOte of 1,16 9. The BUI makes no provision for anything higher a?dthus the chiWn of the classes will be virtually excluded from the benefits of a measure, although m many cases the parents of such child^ are leas able to pay for advanced education than those mechnojf and arhzans whose children will attend the elementary scW1*, 10. It will also render (and this we deem one of its most serf?* defects) every school district an annual scene of religious stdft with respect to the form of denominationaliam which sha11"1 given to the schools, such as this country has never known. 11. Under this Bill, by the employment of schools for the poses of public worship, funds which have been raised express for the purposes of elementary education may be diverted their application so as to afford the means of encouragi^ most unjustifiable system of church extension 12. The Bill is incomplete, inasmuch as all the minutes of *51 Committee of Council on Education to which it refers should mcorporated with it. The committee farther instruct their secretaries to comrngg cate this deliverance for! hwith to the Right Hon. W. E. GladstoO* M/P--theHon. W. E. Forster, M.P., and the other meffl^. of the cabinet; the members of parliament for Wales • the ex«° tive council of the Birmingham League; the leading metropolis and provincial papers, and all the papers in the Principality. THOMAS DAVIS, D.D., Haverfordwest,} JOHN COlty, Cardiff, ARTHUI& GRrpFrTix, LL.B., Aberystwyth, Cor. SeO. Llanidloes, Feb. 2Srd, 1870. It is announced that a form of petition against Government Education Bill may be obtained on appuir tion to Thomas Gee, Esq., Denbigh.
ABERYSTWYTH. ARRIVED—Margaret Jane, Parry, Dublin Henry Taylor (s.s.), Lewis, Liverpool; Express (s.s.), Joi>& Bristol; Margaret, Davies, Cardigan. SAILED—Two Brothers, Jones, Llanelly; Native, JoO^ Llanelly; John and Mary, Evans, Portmadoc; Velocity' Davies, Portmadoc; My Lady, Bithell, Chester; Exp (s.s.), Jones, Liverpool; Henry E. Taylor (s.s) Le Bristol. TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Feb. & Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. March. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p-C' Sat. 26 4 32 5 13 5 1 5 42 4 41 5$ Sun. 27 5 30 5 47 5 59 6 16 5 39 5$ Sun. 27 5 30 5 47 5 59 6 16 5 39 5 56 Mon. 28 6 18 6 43 6 47 7 12 6 27 6 52 Tues. 1 7 7 7 29 7 36 7 58 7 16 1 Wed. 2 7 47 8 7 8 16 8 36 7 56 8 111 Thur. 3 8 24 8 41 8 53 9 10 8 33 8 SO Fri. 4 8 56 9 16 9 25 9 45 1 9 5 9 P,
TRAFFIC RETURNS. 1870 Great Western £ 68,8i5 West Midland s. 1869. South Wales £ 65 840 1870. London and North Western £ 114,684 Shrewsbury and Hereford V 1869 Shropshire Union J £ 109,213 For the week ending February 20th. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS (178 miles open). -Passenger% parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, 2972 met" chandise, minerals, and cattle, 21,308. Total for t;]16 week, 22,280. Aggregate, to this date, £ 16,471. corre' spondingweek in last year (176 miles open). -PassengeA &c., 2995; merchandise, &c., 21,178; total £ 2,1735 aggregate, to this date, 216,255. For the week ending February 13th. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (60f miles open).- Passengers, parcels, &c., 2151 13s. 3d.; goods and liV-6 stock, RWI 14s. 2d.; total, 21,053 7s. 5d.; 217 6s. 7d mile per week. Corresponding week last year (59j mi1 open).—Passengers, &c., £ 142 5s. 6d.; goods, &c., £ 67" Is. 3d.; total, £ 818 6s. 9d.; £ 13 15s. Id. mile$weefc Increase, 2235 Os. 8d. Aggregate from 1st January (six weeks), 1870, 26,476 5s. lid.; ditto, last year, 25,0 Os. 8d.; Increase, 21,237 5s. 3d. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. [WEATHER PERMITTING.] Capt. Adams's Harriers meet on Saturday, Feb. 26th Talerddi# At 9. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughan8) Hounds meet on Saturday, Feb. 26th Maenygwynioff Monday, Feb. 28th Wednesday, March 2nd .Pennant BridgØ At 10.30. The Idris Side Harriers meet on Monday, Feb. 28th .Cross Foxfs Friday, March 4th LlanuwchllyJ1 At 10. A representation of the Welsh fasting girl as she appeared shortly before death, attended by one of the hospital nurses, has been added to a Liverpool waxwork exhibition. The new High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, Offle/ Malcolm Crewe-Read, Esq., has appointed the Rev. "W. Lawson Barnes, M. A., Rector of Knapton, Norfolk, as his chaplain. It is notified that on the 1st of March will appear the first number of a new daily financial paper, entitled the Financier, and conducted by the gentleman who, after holding the city editorship of the London Daily Newt for nearly twenty years, has just resigned it. 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 at real chmpnas. 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. SHROVE TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST. HOW TO MAKE PAN- CAKES.—Take one pound of flour, a large teaspoonfol of Borwicks' well-known Baking Powder, and a little salt, mix well in a dry state, add an egg or two, beaten up, and sufficient milk to make a thin batter, then fry at once with lard or butter.—Enormous price of eggs.—A large saving both in butter and eggs can be effected by the use of Borwicks' Baking Powder, for which Two Gold Meåal4 have been awarded for its excellent quality. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.-The Liver, the Stomach, and their ailments.—Alternations of temperature, muggy weather, a troubled mind, sedentary habits, excesses of the table, and a gay, reckless mode of life exert the most deleterious influence over the liver and stomach. When once these organs are fairly out of order, great inroads are quickly made on the general state of the health the constitution, which has been deprived of two of its noblest organs, soon gives way, and diseases quickly follow, from which, if neglected, the worst consequences will inevitably result. If a course of Holloway's celebrated Pills be persevered in, all will be well again, as they are the finest and noblest correctives of the blood ever known, and a certain cure for all disorders of the liver and stomach. DR TEMPLE'S STATEMENT TO SIXTH FORM AT RUGBY.— "Before I came to Rugby, before I thought of coming to Rugby, I was asked to write in that book. To have written in That book, as Head Master of Rugby, would have been a blunder. It was perhaps a blunder in me not to reconsider my decision of letting the essay be published when I came to Rugby. But inasmuch as it was a past act, it never occurred to me to recon- sider it. I thought then, and I still think, even after what has happened, that that book ought to have been published. The book contains opinions which have long been lurking in corners; it was time they were dragged to light and faced. We agreed each to write what he thought, and that we were only respon- sible for our own essays this was clear to us all, because we knew before writing that we differed widely. In conclusion, I would warn you against^ twp things: against entering on the speculations contained in that book in a light or cursory way, and against supposing that I agree with all that is said in that book. I am sure you know me too well to suppose this for an instant." PALATABLENESS OF DR DE JONGH'S LIGHT-BROWN COD LIVER. OIL.-The united opinion of all medical men who have tried it, and the experience of countless patients concur in proving that Dr de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil is infinitely more palatable and more easily taken than any other kind. Dr Granville, F.R.S., states: 'Being much more palatable than the Pale Oil, Dr Granville's patients have themselves expressed a preference for Dr de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil." Dr Joseph Kidd observes I have found by experience that Dr de J ongh's Oil agrees perfectly with many persons who were unable to use the so-called refined or white Cod Liver Oil from its sickly and undecided taste, which was not at all complained of in Dr de J ongh's Oil." Dr Edgar Sheppard writes Dr de Jongh's Oil has the rare excellence of being well borne and assimilated by stomachs which reject the ordin- ary oils." Dr W, Pearce remarks: "Another advantage of Dr de Jongh's Oil is the absence of that disagreeable and sickly taste, which is one of the characteristics of the Pale Oil." Dr de Jongh's Light-brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half-pints, 2s. 6d; pints, 4s. 9d. quarts, 9s.; labeled with his stamp and signature, without which none can possibly be genuine, by his sole consignees, Ansar, Harford, and Co., 77, Strand, London and respectable chemists. Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Works, Oswald-road, OB• westry, by ASKEW ROBERTS, EDWARD WOODALL, and RICHARD HENRY VENABLEB, and Published at 12, Bridge-street, Aberyst- wyth, by PHILIP WILLIAMS. Saturday, February 26th, 1870.
irlbø, paMiapg, and tatbø. BIRTHS. 15th, the wife of Mr THOMAS JONES, Brynmelyn, Llandderfel, of a son. 18th, the wife of J. W. LUMLEY, Esq. (of the firm of Messrs Roberts, Williams, and Lumley,timber merchants,Liverpool)of a daughter. 17th, the wife of Mr JOHN JENKINS, joiner, the Castle, Tre- fechan, Aberystwyth, of a son, still-born. 20th, the wife of Mr D. D. DAVIES (Dewi Ayron), 13, Marine- terrace, Aberystwyth, of a son. DEATHS. 6th aged 62 ELIZABETH, wife of Mr EVAN PRYCE, Buarth- bachog near Dolanog, Llanfair-Caereinion. 12th,'aged 56, JANE, the wife of Mr JOHN MORRIS, Greenfield- terrace, Llangollen. 13th, ANNA, wife of Mr THOMAS RANDLES, of Castle-street, Swansea, son of Mr Randies, of High-street, Wrexham. 13th, aged 83, ROBERT EVANS, Tan-y-capel, Llansantffraid, 15th, aged 86, Mr LEWIS THOMAS, Dolgoch, Cwmrheidol, Aber- ystwyth, father of Mr T. Thomas, of the Sportsman Hotel, Port- madoc. „ „ 15th, aged 68, MARGARET, wife of Mr THOMAS CLAYTON, shop- keeper, Glanrafon. 16th, aged 60, MARGARET, the wife of Mr JOHN DAVIES, Green Lodge, Llangollen. 16th, aged 15 months, EDITH PRISCILLA HOWARD, infant daughter of Mr Howard, Glyndwr-terrace, Corwen. 18th, aged 85, at Knighton, Mrs ANN HODSON, widow of Mr Samuel Hodson, late of Knighton, Radnorshire, and daughter of John Whittington, Esq., formerly of Aberhafasp Hall, in the county of Montgomery. 20th, aged 23, the wife of Mr JENKINS, joiner, and daughter of Mr John Jone3, Custom House officer, the Castle, Trefechan, Aberystwyth. „ 21st aged 67, at the residence of her brother, J. Jones, Esq., Gwynynclu, Llanfair-Caereinion, ELLEN, relict of the late Mr DAVID GRIFFITHS, Brithdir, near Berriew.