The proceedings at the meeting of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Association, which we report to-day, were of an exceedingly satisfactory and encouraging nature. The Society, which has prospered beyond all expectation, and done good service, deserves the cordial support of the Liberal party. We are glad that an amalgamation of the boroughs with the county for the purposes of the Society was agreed to at the meeting. The prospects of liberalism in Montgomeryshire are very hopeful.
0.. CORRIS. EDUCATION MEETING. On Tuesday evening last, a most enthusiastic meeting was held at the National Schoolroom, in this village, in connection with the educational movement. The room was crowded to suffocation long before the time appointed to commence, and hundreds were unable to gain ad- mittance. The Rev. Daniel Evans, vicar of Corris, and Rev. H. T. Edwards, vicar of Carnarvon, were an- nounced to address the meeting, but owing to a sudden domestic affliction, the latter gentleman was unable to be present. Considerable excitement prevailed, as it was generally reported that the Rev. Evan Jones, Calvinistic Methodist minister, would attend, and defend himself and his dissenting brethren, if they should be attacked at this meeting as they had been elsewhere during the lecturing tour of the two reverend gentlemen through several parts of Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire. Mr R. R, WILLIAMS, of Vronfelen, was called to take the chair, and after a few words he called The Rev# DANIEL EVANS, who said that he wished to say a few words before commeiililg upon the subject he proposed to dwell upon. In the place, he would be as short as he could, as the room Was go exceedingly crowded, and secondly, he did not intend to1 treat the subject in a party or political view; it would be unfair in him to do so, because although there were divergences of opinion among them, yet he, although a thorough conser- vative, felt but little opposition to Mr Gladstone's minis- terial Education Bill. It was well known to most that there were two educational schemes before the country- that of the Birmingham League and that of the Man- chester Union. He intended to show that the plan pro- posed by the latter was by far the best and fairest, and that for the following reasons:—1. The plan proposed by the League was perfectly revolutionary in its character, while the other Was simply a reforming measure—the first intended to upset the whole educational plans now work- ing in the country, and the other simply proposed to im- prove and extend them. 2. The first would b« a most ex- pensive plan, and the other comparatively cheap. The grants now given towards educational purposes amounted to 2800,000; but if the plan proposed by the League was brought into operation, it would cost the country between three and four millions annually, which would weigh heavily upon the local rates of the country. 3. The League's plan would place the management in the hands of those who cared the best for education, viz., boards of guardians, local vestries, and similar booIrds-the Union proposes to leave the management in the hands of those who bad already proved that they had the came near at heart. 4. The League proposed to throw the whole ex- pense upon the rates, that of the Union wao intended to stimulate the charitable feeling of the rich towards the poor, which would be an important element W bind dif- ferent sections of society together^ and only called in government aid supplementary to the childrens' pence and the donations of the rich. 5. The plan proposed by the League would be most unjust, because, firstly, it threw the whole burden, of its schemes upon the local amd, not general taxation. The whole ratable value of the coun- try was only £ 76,000,000, while the income amounted to £ 150,000; 000. The burden would therefore fall upon; those who wfcre the least able to bear it—farmers and ratepayers generally—while the wealthy would be almostf exempted. It would be unjust, because it would compel those who conscientiously believed that religious educa- tion ought to be given indayschools to contriDute towards. supportihg schools- devoid of the religious eleraent. This unfairness could not take' place in connection with the Union scheme, because- it provides that if any parent objects to have his- child educated in the principles of the Church of England, he haø only to give notice of his objection to the superintendent of the school, an^his child will never'again be compelled to learn the catechism. Mr Forstei^S^pIan adso had a similar provision. But "according to the plan proposed by the League, when- ever'a; inajority of the ratepayers object to teach religion in a school, the parents will be prevented from having their children religiously; educated, however much they might have wished it. The plan of the League would-be unjust "because hundreds, if not thowsands, of schools have been erected with the understanding that religion wouM be taught in them, and that Government aid would be given towards supporting them and it would now be perfectly "attfair to turn round,' and give the power to local authorities'to prevent religion being taaght in them. Ac- cording tcr the League's plan also,1 a law would be made to deal with the poor, which coukl'never be made applica- ble to the rich. One of the glories-of our constitution is that the rich and the poor are alike in the face of the law. The Government would never dare to- shut out religious education from Eton, Rugby, and other high-class schools where the children of our richer classes- are educated, and it would W perfectly unjust to deal with the education of the lower classes in a way they would never dare to do with that of the other. The League's plan was also uncer- tain in its working, even supposing it would pass into law. It would for years remain a dead letter, until new schools could be erected through the length. and breadth of the land. This delay could not possibly occur if the Union's plan would be adopted, as all the schools now in operation would be continued in active working order: The League's plan would also transfer the responsibility to local educa- tional Boards, and thereby destroy the tender feeling en- gendered in the hearts of children by the efforts of their parents to give them educational advantages. And if the Bible was expelled from the schools, and he-believed that such would be the result'm hundreds of cases if the League's plan would be adopted, such proceeding would tend to throw the greatest contempt upon the Bible and upon the God who gave it to us. We did not all hold the same religious opinions even in Wales, but in-England the greatest number of this middle and lower classes he be- lieved were practical atheists and infidels, and he found that the largest number of books sold in England were of an atheistical character. Last year fourteen millions copies of irreligious and atheistical publications- were pub- fished in England. He felt that the tendency of the age went strongly in that, direction. All the daily papers without exception-the Fortnightly Review, Westminster Review, Saturday Be2ievi and Pall Mall Gazege-althcogh exceedingly talented, their chief object was to deride and sontemn religion, and everything appertaining to it. It was of no use mincing- the matter-such were the. facts, however much they might wish to shut their eyes against them, He felt that it would be perfectly unjust to give to such men as these the power to shut out the- Bible from our schools. He would now look upon what: had been done-. Until about thirty years ago education, had; been carried on in this country almost entirely upon- the vohm- tary principle, and very few in comparison were then in school. About that time the plan was proposed' to' give State aid to build and support schools, without making any difference between-the various religious denominations --chu-Tc-b schools and dissenting schools were- placed,, ex- actly upon the same footing; and those who collected the most. received most help. Tlfcey could remember however the strenuous opposition which was made by the dissenters generally against that plan; and resolutions de- nouncing it were passed aft nearly all the eownty asso- ciations of the Independents and Baptists, especially through Wales. (The reverend gentleman read extracts from the resolutions passed at many of those meetings in support of his assertion.) Wa&dtmot rather ihcoosMent to find 'those who were most active then in. opposing the Government grants now in favour of throw- ing all the expense-upon the ratepayers? Hdwever, the grants were obtained, and the impulse given in. conse- f aenfee to the edueation of the country was great incfeed. n 1831 the number of children in Church schools m the Kingdom was 1 in 36. of the population;: in 186T they were 1 in 1S^ leaving out all the children in every other school. The population of this country in 1861 was 23,271,965; it is estimated that the population in 1868 amounted to 2.%Q&2;116& It is generally calculated that the number of children between 3 and ltjyeara of age- is 1 in 6 of the population; if so, the numherof-childten be- tween those ages in 1868: was 6,849,128. It was generally reputed that between one and two millions, of these children are net in. any school. But ia ifeso ? How long can we suppose a working man would Be. able to- keep his children in school ? He thought six yesra-upon,PAL average would be quite as much as he could afford. Taking that average as a guide^, it might be expected that about three millions ought to be attending schools in. the United Kingdom., Upoa enquiry he focrid that in all the denominational schools there werel.t11,4M: in factory and ragged jschoois, 46,718; union asd reformatory schools, 47,784 i1). the high-class schools, 37,940; ate tuitin .8&0.004 j making a total in* England and Wales of 2,672,164; in Scotland 418,367 were in schools making a total number in the United Kingdom of 3, 091i,.331 children receiving education. He maintained that no more than 3,42st^OQO Could, under any circumstances, be in a position to attend schools. If so, it appeared,to hk& clearly that the" were only 323,000 children in, the. United Kingdom not receiving educational privileges. It was true that Canon Kingsley and others thought differently; but they based; their calculation on the -ground: that every child ought to attend school for a period of, nin* years at least. However, his opinion was thatf as & rule, it was as much as could be expected from the great bulk of the population if they cowd maintain theiy.children in school until they would reach twelve years of age, and also believed that the 300^000 who were not attending school would be found: to belong to twenty of our largest towns. He had heard many times that piarsons were the greatest enemies.; to education of any class. Was that, the truth ? Between. 1839 and 1868 the voluntary contributions of churchmen towards their schools amounted to 22,875,000; amount contributed by all dissenting bodSea towards the British schools, £ 170,414; by the Wesleyans, towards their own schools, £ 139,767. The Church of England had therefore contributed more than. nine times the amount contributed towards education by every other denomination. But how did the parsons themselves stand with regard to the matter. It was computed by the ablest authorities that no class in the country contributed so much as they did in comparison to their income. While the average contribu- tions of all the landed proprietors amounted to £ 5 5a. each, the clergymen, on an average, contributed; 210 10s. each. It may be said that, although dissenters might have been negligent in this respect years ago, things had now greatly changed. Let them see. In the year 1868 he found thas-2131,,333 had been contributed towards the Church schpols, 210,413 towards the British. schools, and £386 towards the Wesleyan schools. The Church of England had* therefore, in 1868, contributed much more n every other denominaHoB) put together. Was it fair, in the face of these statistics to insinuate that clergymen were the greatest enemies to education. He would next examine the nature of the education proposed. The supporters of the League would tell WI-give our children useful education, teach them reading, writing, and arithmetic, enough to enable them to fight their way onwards in the world but they forget that a man has a soul and spirit as well as mind—that he is a subject of an everlasting kingdom in another world, as well as a subject of the British realm. Every plan ,3 which tends to turn out the Bible from our schools tends also to create a division between the mind and the con- science, and tends also to teach the child to look upon the re- ligious teachings of his parents with distrust, when his master issilent respecting religion at school. The result, he was afraid, would be awful in its effect upon religion in a future age. Without'refiecting in the least upon the labours of the dissenters, he would not hesitate to say that the ministers of the Church of England laboured infinitely more among the lowest class of the population of the large towns than they did, and knew better what plans would answer the purpose among them. He could not help feeling surprised that dissenters—thegreatjadvooatesof voluntary- ism and liberalism, advocated compulsory measures in matters of education. If their plan was made into law, schools would have to be built, teachers would have to be provided, children would have to be dragged into them, or their parents would be fined-everything would be carried on by force, or the law would be a dead letter. r It could not be put in force without the policeman's help. He felt a strong repugnance against such compulsion. At the same time he did not feel such opposition to the passing of an Act to prevent anyjmaster from giving work to or employing any one who could not read and writes and he thought that such enactment would be much less objectionable than the other. He hoped that he had treated the subject in a fair nd impartial manner. His object was to raise his voice ag'stinst what he considered would be dangerous to the religion And morality of our country in the plans advocated by the Birmingham League, and which had found more supporters in Wales than he expected. He wished his countrymen to recollect one scriptural incident respecting the strongest of the sons of men-how when bound with ropes he cut them like threads, but in a weak moment he was cajoled by his wife to reveal the source of his strength, and induced to eleep on her knees, and was there deprived of his power; and the hard treatment he afterwards received from his enemies. He was afraid that the religion of this country was now similarly situatedy and that the result might be equally terrible, and closed his remarks with an elegant peroration upon the Bible and, its principles as the source of Britain's greatness and glory. (The speech was listened to by the crowded assembly with the greatest attention, and without any mark of approval or disappointment ) until the end.) 1 The Rev. EVAN J ONES asked permission to say a few 3 words in reply to some remarks which were made. He 1 felt glad that his church friends had brought the question 1 of education into notice in the way they had done lately 3 in Wales; and felt exceedingly sorry for the domestic s affliction which prevented the vicar of Carnarvon from f being present. He had no intention of defending the prin- 1 ciples of the League, nor of opposing those of the Union; 3- but he hardly thought that Mr Evans had dealt quite fair t with the former.* He understood that the League did not intend to throw all the expense, as had been; asserted, j upon the local rates only, but partly upon the national e funds as well as locaL It was asserted also that the League proposed to expel religion and the Bible entirely from the 1 schools but the truth was-, that the League proposed I that stated times, after or before school hours, should be e devoted to the religious instruction of the children, by r their own particular ministers-, in the schoolroom, in order t that such instruction might not interfere with the ordinary teaching. It was unfair, therefore, to assert that the I League was opposed to the teaching of religion. Mr x Evans, as they had heard, had., dealt extensively that li evening in statistics, and according to him there were tf only 300,000 children in this kingdom who did not attend 1 schools. He should have liked to' know where he got his statistics. Mr Evans had that afternoon presented him s with a copy of a recent work of his- own upon Church 3 Froperty." In examining it, be found at page 49 an j assertion that the religious census of 1851 was incorrect, t and-that the returns given by dissenters were exceedingly [ dishonest. As a proof he mentioned an instance relating j tottae- Wesleyan Reformers at Bradtord-that the nunT- her of their sittings was 800; but that they bad returned as being present in the morning 1061, and in the evening 1488, or-in the morning 251 and in the' evening: 673 more than, their chapel would contain. This fact of itself would 1 not h-an-proved to a dissenter that the return was incor- rect. If anyone had counted the sittings in- that school- r room, and! then counted the number present that evening, t he wowdt have found a vast difference between the two figures. Theiir church friends, unfortunately, were sel- [ dom troubled with such overcrowded congregations, 1 but to. a- disseater it was only a matter of common y occurrence. (Laughter.) But at the same time if Mr f Evans hadlonly the patience to haye looked • he would have found in, "Horace Mann's Religious Census" the following footnote The return omitted to state the number of sittings in one place of worship belonging to ) the Wesleyan: Reformers, which was attended- by a maximum of 630 at a service;" and this note would at once have cleared: the difficulty. Again, Mr Evans quoted the case of the same body at Leeds, and writes --The [ number of sittings returned was 200 there were present in the morning 650, in the afternoon 723, and in the > evening 1,030 or in. the morning 450, afternoon 523, and in the evening 83Q: more than the chapel would contain." And this Mr Evans quoted as a proof of dishonesty. Now I if he had only looked, he would have found that the Veform, ers had then four chapels in Leeds, and that it was also t added in a footnote" The report omitted to state the L number of sittings in one chapel attended by a maximum numbe* of 750 persons at a service." He should like to know where Mr Evans had these statistics from. Did foe quote them from the "Census Report?" [Mr Evans: I did.] If he did, according to his own admission, he ) must have wilfully and- deliberately omitted to quote the very explanations contained in that report, and which would at once have explained all the difficulty, for the pur- [ pose of trying to brand those poor dissenters with com* mitting an actof dishonesty. (Cheers.) He wished therefore- to make a present to- Mr Evans of the six notes of interjections with which he had embellished his book, in order to attach them to himself as the most fair and honest* statistician in; the Principality. (Great laughter.) When therefore they found Mr Evans declaring so confidently that there were only -300,000' children in the kingdom not receiving education, they were entitled to receive his de- claration as very doubtful. They might have thought, when hearing Mr Evans; speaking, that churchmen were the only parties who cared anything about educa- tion; but did their church friends care in reality anything about education pure and simple? Apart from sectarian purposes and party, feeling, he doubted much whether they did anything.. What tbey meant by education was enlightening the understanding, purifying the taste, and qualifying their children, to' be fit members of society. What their church friends meant was educating them in the principles of the Church of England. That was the avowed object of the National School Society. They only cared for elementary education except so far as it served as a means of gaining proselytes and strengthening their own sect-the sect (Cheers.) Education was only a bait to cover the- hook. (Cheers.) They knew they could not catch the- mouse without some dainty piece. (Cheers.) And if many dissenters had been simple enough for years to- swallow the bait which covered the ■ trap, it was really too bad that Mr Evans should come t there now and taunt, them. after all because they took it. (Great cheers.) Mr Evans also pretended to be greatly astonished that dissenters had now come in for govern- ment grants. What if :they did ? Of two evils, they pre- ferred to choose the- least. If they at last found out that e the church people, with the; nation's money, were enabled h to carry on an activ e) proselytizing system, and enabled under false pretences- to■ teach their own dogmas, and. bring up the rising; generation in church principles and practice; had they no right, if they saw how innocent they had been, to come round and ask for a share of their own money towards enabling them to teach their, own children without subjecting them to be taught in certain religieuss-- dogmas which they believed to., have no foundationan.the-Word of God. (Great cheering.). A sum of 21, 000 was left by an old Methodist at Machyn- lleth some years ago for providing free and open education for the children of that town, but by some underhanded! trick or other endowment was swallowed up by the church school. About M5iOOO free contributions: were collected in England and. Wales last year towards: the Bible Society, and of that sum poor, benighted, dissenting Wales had contributed 27,600. What if the rich, I enlightened, chucoh-going people of England contributed, t as much per head, how much would have been the total contribution Z: Fromi- his speeches during his late cam- paign, strangers-might think that Mr Evans was exceed- ingly activejiOn behalf of the Bible. They found; th'Qrefore^ Mr Evans'a.zeal, activity, respect, and love for the Bible- was so unbounded :that he managed once to give his pre-, sence at a meeting especially held every year- to advocate the daim$of the book he professed to love so muchi (Cheers.), From-, all these things he concluded that the zeal shown by Mr JCvans and his church friends, on behalf of education,; ad: also, on behalf of the Bible,, were meoely simple prøtensiQDs., Let his countrymen beware of them. (Cheers.) Mr Eyans afterwards made a few remarjes upon, some of the points referred to by Mr Jones, especially com- plaining of the. violent personal attack? made upon him. Mr Jones afterwards replied, and the meeting terminated amid the greatest excitement, without, any. attempt being mad. by Mr Evans to propose any resolutions. A vote of thanks to .the chairman was passedsby acclamation, and th$meeting termiaated.
TOWYN. A NEW RAILWAY STATION.—We understand the plans for a new railway station at Towyn have been prepared.
b1hø, !Uarrilq}tlf and BIBTHS. 22nd nIL., the wife of Mr Dmwd .Williams, mason, Lovedbn- place-, Goginan, near Aberystwyth, of a son. 5 the wife of Mr RICE EDWARDS, butcher, Bala, of a son. MARRIAGES. 4th, at Llanychaiarn Parish Church; by the Rev. J. Davids* MIA., vicar, GAVE". SCOTT, Eg of Aberfcrwynen, to SARA HP LIZZIE, daughter of Mr HKrwtv MORRi^ of Rhiwlas, formerly of Morfa; 25th ult., at the same church, by the same clergyman.. Mr ABRAHAM JONES, of Llanychaiarn^to Mas MAKX JONES,, of KhydyfaLin. DEATH S. 20th ult., aged 5, WHXIAM DOUGHTDN* otftna*. «<» TTefecnan, Aberystwyth. 24th ult., aged 75, at Sepontium-terrace, Carnarvon, MARY» widow of the late Captain'.Wi GRIFFITH-, Church-street, Carnar- von, for thirteen years matron of the North Wales Training College. 25th ult., aged 20, Miss Anne EDWAEJJS, daughter of Mr DftTia Edwards, Hill-street, Coiwen. 28th ult., aged 45, at the residence-of Ms sister, Pendre, Cardi- gan, Mr EVAN EVANS, late governor of the eounty gaol. 1st. aged 64, at Brecon; J4NK, the wife of Mr JAS. S. Fd&TESt watchmaker, late of AjJarystwyth. 2nd, aged 62, CATHERINE, wife of Mr EDWARD OWEN. shipper. Tremadoc. 2nd, aged 68, ELIZABBTH, reHfct of the late JOHN JDNES, Skinner-street, Aberystwyth. 3rd, aged 76, Capt. THOS. LEWIS, formerly of Aberystwyth^ 4th, MARY JENKINS^, weaver, Penygloddfa. One of tha oldest? weavers in Newtowib, 4th, aged 4 months, the infant son of Mr EDWARD EuwuDS. carrier, Trefechan, Aberystwyth.. 7th, Mr GEORGE, plasterer, Penparkau, near Aberystwyth. 7th, aged 78, CATHERINE MOBS-IS, widow, Mary-street;: Absf* ystwyth. 8th, aged 27, DJLVID GEORGE, plasterer, of Penparkano near Aberystwyth. 9th, the infant-child of >& "W. T. WILLIAMS, of SydeøhldJ1 House, Aberystwyth;
TO ADVERTISERS. 1 ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the ABER- YSTWYTH TIMES are also inserted, without extra charge, in the CAMBRIAN NEWS AND MERI- ONETHSHIRE STANDARD, and thus find their way to a tàTge circle of readers in Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire, as well as Cardiganshire. Advertisements should be sent, not later than Thursday evening if intended for publication in the current week, to the Publisher, PHILIP WILLIAMS 12, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. NOTICES. THE ABERDOVEY HOTEL.—Our correspondent, who sent us a paragraph a few weeks ago about the Corbet Hotel, Aberdovey, was not quite accurately informed in his details. We understand that Mr Thomas Jones, for- merlly of Oswestry, who eight years ago left us to con- struct the Nantle Railway, and subsequently constructed and worked the Carnarvonshire Railway, has purchased 4 The Corbet,' and by so doing will add another boon to the Principality, viz.:—the fitting up of a first-class house in a place that ought to become second to none on the West Coast as a place of summer resort. Mr Jones will no doubt get good managers for the house, and we hope will be rewarded for his spirit.
The Oswestry Advertiser says:— The members of the Shropshire Chamber of Agricul- ture are to discuss the question of ground game next Tuesday, and we await the discussion with some curiosity. Perhaps there is no foundation for the idea, but it seems to us that greater reticence prevails in Shropshire than in some counties, on delicate questions like this. If such is the fact, it certainly cannot arise from any happy absence of the plague of rabbits, for Shropshire has the reputation of feeding an uncommonly large stock of "vermin." Some of our farmers have spoken out plainly enough on the subject, and no doubt we shall have more speaking of the same sort at Shrews- bury. In other places the agriculturists do not seem at all disposed to mince matters. A great meeting, called by the indefatigable Mr M'GEACHY, was held at Bir- mingham last week, and there one of the speakers, Mr JAMES BALDWIN, said he had seen a great deal of de- moralisation, but not the least good, effected by the game laws. The landlords, he declared, imposed a bur- den of EIO,000,000 a year on the country for the preser- vation of game, and he thought those who persisted in over-preservation after the evils had been pointed out ought to be scouted out of the country Some of the speakers urged the necessity of retaining some sort of game laws, but resolutions condemning the existing laws as detrimental to the community, injurious to the social and moral well-being of the nation, and the greatest existing obstacle to the development of agriculture, and calling upon Parliament for a remedy, were carried with hardly a dissentient. The Warwickshire Chamber met at Warwick on Saturday, and, after formally recording .their, thanks to Lord LEIGH for allowing his tenants to shoot hares and rabbits, proceeded to discuss Mr MARTIN'S Bill. Mr RICHARDS, who had felt the evils of the game laws, spoke very bitterly about them. The game nuisance was a erying evil that could not longer be tolerated. It was a sin against God, and a crime against society, that food, which was urgently needed for the austentation of the starving population, should be wan- tonly destroyed by vermin." Other speakers strongly opposed the Bill, which, they considered, went too far, but eventually a resolution, refusing to petition in its favour, because it did not include hares as well as rabbits, was agreed to. The discussion on Mr MARTIN'S Bill is fixed for the 17th instant. Another Bill, by Mr P. A. TATLOR, proposes the total abolition of the Game Laws. It is stated that while the parish church of Llysfaen is undergoing repairs the clergyman conducts the service in a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, which has been kindly lent for the purpose We are very glad to hear it. Since 1 the clergyman is charitable enough not to despise a con- 1 renticle," and brave enough to defy routine, and possibly the law itself, no doubt he will return the kindness of his nonconformist friends by lending them the parish church when they require it for a similar reason. It the mil- ] lenium coming after all ? < Englishmen are beginning to learn-or, at any rate, to J be told-thst many good things can come out of Wales, 1 and the despised Welsh language. The following letter appears in the Times :— Si*,—Many of your readers may be ignorant that we possess in Great Britain a version of the Holy Scriptures, which I ven- ture to think superior even to our own authorized version-I i meaa the Welsh translation of the Bible. The ftrst translation i was made by Bishop Morgan, with the aid of Dr Goodman, Dean of Westminster, and published in 1588. This was the first c complete edition of the Bible in Welsh, and comprised a revi- sion of the translation of the Jfew Testament by William J Salesbury. A new and corrected edition of this Bible was pab- lished in the year 1620 by Bishop Parry, of St. Asaph, assisted by Dr John Davies. This is the standard version of the Bible at this day. I have often been struck by the superior accuracy 1 of this version, especially in reading the New Testament, where ( I am more capable of judging of the merits of a translation. It < will" be of great use in the proposed revision of our own English t version. E. ST. JOHN PAltar. ] Dardham Down, Bristol, Feb. 26,1870. i Our readers who are fortunate enough to understand both f languages will find, by turning to their Bibles, that many j of the marginal emendations of our English version are ] incorporated in the Welsh text. Another week we may i give some instances. < ————— i We stated some time ago that Mr WATKIN WILLIAMS stood almost, if not quite, alone amongst the Welsh members in his views on the Welsh Church question. Mr i EVAN RICHABDS, at any rate, does not agree with him. c Speaking at the first anniversary dinner of the Bristol Cambrian Society last week, Mr RICHARDS, who pre- '■ sided, said— i There was an opinion among men in Wales, whose judgment and patriotism could not be questioned, that it was a very grave question whether the time had come for the separation of the ] Church from the State in Wales to be argued. (" Hear, hear," 2f»." and Yes.") He rather felt thai in Wales they claimed; the sane rights as Englishmen, and that it was impossible the Charch in Wales could be separated from the Church in Eng- lunri find that whenever the question of the separation of Church and State Should arise, it would be a separation both in England and Wales. Wales must be treated in the same way as England. ("Hear, hear," and "No, no."> He did not know whether that sentiment was popular among them he knew his countrymen were a little hot tempered, but they were satisfied there was a time for all things, and it was a very grave question whether the time had yet arrived to agitate for the separation of Church and State. (Applause.)
MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES.—There are at present four prisoners for trial at these Assizes, and up to Friday morn- ingno civil cause had been entered. HOSPITAL FOB DISEASES OF THE THROAT. -The Right Hon. the Earl of Powis has consented to preside at the biennial festival in aid of the funds of this most useful charity. The dinner will be held at the Freemasons' Tavern in the latter end of June. BANKRUPTS.—The following announcements appear in the Vazette :-Jones, Joseph, Tyddynwilcoch, Merioneth- shire, farmer, March 16, at 10; sol. Mr Williams, Dol- geRey; off. assig. Mr. Jenkins. John Parry, Bryn, Lianymowddwy, Merionethshire, gentleman's servant, March 16, at 10; sol. Mr Williams, Dolgelley; off, assig. Mr Jenkins. HER MAJESTY'S DRAWING Room.-At the Drawing Room held by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Wed- nesday, Lady Frances Vane Tempest, was presented to her Majesty by her mother, Countess Vane; Lady Tombs, on her marriage, by the Duchess of Sutherland; Lady Ernest Vane Tempest, by Countess Vane; and Mrs Grant-Thorold, by her sister, Lady Tombs.
ABERYSTWYTH. IMPORTANT TO OWNERS OF DOGS.—It may be as well that owners of d.)gs should know that the 31st inst., is the last day to pay for dog licenses for this year. If not paid on o* before that day the law will take its course. PROPOSED NEW CORN MABKET.—The subject of build- ing a new Market-hall for the town, which had been for a long time commending itself to the notice of the inhabit- ants, has at last come under consideration. The present build- ing is so unbecoming and dilapidated in appearance that it is discreditable to the town. If the Market-hall should be erected in the neighbourhood of the new slaughter- house, as it was rumoured, it would put the town to great disadvantage^ We are informed that Mr Roderick Williams has applied to Colonel Powell, of Nanteos, for permission to form a limited liability company, with shares to the amount of about £1,;)()(), and to rebuild the present Market-hall, raising it considerably higher. The plans, we believe, are highly approved. About P-5W has already been promised towards carrying them out. AMATEUR CONCERT AT PENRHYNCOCH.—On Thursday evening, the 3rd instant, an amateur concert was given m the National Schoolroom, Penrhyncocn, the proceeds being devoted to the school funds. The concert had been announced for some time, and as it was known that several ladies and gentlemen, besides members of the choir, were to take part in the programme, a good deal of interest was shown in the neighbourhood; and though i the weather was anything but propitious, the room was well filled by a very respectable and attentive audience ) every available seat was occupied, and many persons were obliged to stand. The following was the programme :— Piano Duet, Overture to "Lamp* .Misses A. J. and M. L. Ivory. Piano Duet, Overture to "Lamp& "Misses A. J. and M. L. Ivory. Chorus, The Men of Kent" The Choir. Song and Chorus, Cymrn lau Rev. W. Powell and Choir. Duet, The Mermaid's Song" Miss M. Williams, of Wallog, and Miss Gilbertson, Aberystwyth. Chorus, Ffarwel i Gymru .The Choir. Solo and Chorus, Boned dwr mawr o'r Bala "Mr I». Williams, of Rhoseellaufawr. Song, "The Lover and the Bird Miss A. J. Ivory. Giee, "The Bine Bells The Choir. Trio, Beth sy'n hardd Rev. J. W. Griffith and Messrs Ivory and Jones. Duet, We are two forest nymphs "Miss A. J. and M. L. Ivory. Song, 0 tyr'd yn ol fy Ngeneth Wen .Rev. J. W. Griffith. Glee, Where art thou, beam of light" .The Choir. Song, "Home, sweet home" Miss M. Williams. Glee," Codiad yr Ehedydd"The Choir. Song, Who corat a tapping at the garden gate," Miss M. L. Ivory. Glee, "Llwyn Onn The Choir. Song, The Danube River Miss A. J. Ivory. Song, I'll meet thee in the lane" .Rev. W. PowelL Duet, "A B C Miss and Mr Ivory. Song, Beautiful Isle of the Sea" .Rev. W. Griffiths. Chorus, The Village Choristers" Choir. Song, Never mind the rest" Mr L. Williams. The concert was under the conductorship of Mr Ivory. Of the programme generally we must say that it was very creditably performed. Many of the pieces recei ved hearty encores. The songs which took best were-" The British Lion," "The Mermaid's Song," "Boneddwr mawr o Bala," We are two forest nymphs," O tyr'd yn ol fy Ngeneth Wen," "The Darrabe River," "Who- eomes tapping at the garden gate," and the A B C," the last receiving reiterated applause. Several of the choruses and other songs were also redemanded. The solo of the Anthem Genedlaethol was sung by the Rev. W. Powell. Everybody present seemed thoroughly pleased with the concert, although the programme was certainly rather long. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before John Davies; and J. M. Davies, Esqrs. Selling Beer without a Licence,.—This was an adjourned summons taken out by Mr Walter Hiekox, supervisor of excise, against Mr Henry Morgan, of Dinas Hotel, Pen- parkau-road. The defendant appeared, admitted the charge, and was fined 212 10s., with a- recommendation from the Bench that the Board of Inland Revenue should further mitigate the penalty to £1,t and 76;. Sd. costs. Cruelty to a Dog.-William Morgan; Bridge-street, butcher, was summoned, charged with the above offence. —P.O. David Thomas, who had taken out the summons, called John Lewis, ostler, who said he was the passage leading to the Old Black Lion Inn and the premises occu- pied by the defendant, where he saw a dog belonging to John Williams, saddler, lean against the wait and fall down. Defendant had a stick in his hand, in the passage. He did not see the defendant strike the dog. -Mr Philip Williams, bookseller, said that he saw the d&, on the ground, and heard the animal growling, but did-not see anybody striking it. -The magistrates were not satisfied with the evidence against the defendant, and dismissed the case. Furious Driving. -John Jones, the driver of the Qteen's Hotel omnibus, was summoned for furiously driving.— P._C. Davies said that last Friday he saw the defendant driving an omnibus belonging to the Queen's Hotel to the railway station. The horses were galloping.—Mr Hugh Hughes appeared for the defendant and urged that the animal, an old clumsy farm horse, though galloping, onik went along at a slow pace after all. -The case was dis- missed, but defendant was cautioned. Drunk on Sunday.-Evan Morris, of Poplar-row, painter, was summoned for being in the streets on Sun- day, in a state of drunkenness.—Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. THE FEMALE CHRISTY MINSTRELS.—On Friday even- ing this troupe of Ethopian minstrels gave an entertain- ment at the Assembly Rooms. The room was well filled, but the performances were not of the most satisfactory character. The entertainment was reproduced on Satur- day evening, but judging from the greatly diminished attendance, the audience of the previous evening had not given the best colour to the performances. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—On Monday the guardians pre- sent were William Jones, Esq., in the chair, Messrs Philip Williams, John Watkins, John Jones (Commerce House), J. R. J ones, David Herbert, Joel Morgan, David Stephens, J. R. Richards, John Jones (Parcel Canel), David Davies, &c. A. conversation took place as to the best mode of suppressing vagrancy, as tramps of bad character were still increasing Mid becoming a burden as well as a nuisance among the parishioners. Various opinions were given as to the best plan to remedy the evils. The chairman, amid some laughter, recommended that the insolent and impudent tramps should be flogged, as he thought that would prove "a perfect cure." He was also af opinion that it would be advisable to draw up a petition to Parliament, placing before the Legislature the desira- bility of doing something with a view of diminishing vagrancy. Many of the guardians concurred, but nothing iecisive was anived at. -I)r James thought that the mode pursued in the Oswestry workhouse was a good precedent. Each tramp was there placed in a separate cell, and so little did they like their solemn captivity that they sel- dom troubled the ratepayers- with a second visit.—There was no other business. FATAL ACCIDENT AT SEA.—Mr Evan Jones, of Bridge- street, in this town, while acting as mate on board the brigantine Symmetry, belonging toLlanelly, after leaving Swansea for Cardiff, was unfortunately washed overboard md- perished. Another seaman was also washed over, but was saved. The deceased was married, and [eaves a wife and child, to deplore loss. A letter trom the captain of the vessel states that about seven o'clock in the morning, while it was Mr Jones's watch on deck, the vessel was struck by a heavy sea, which iid considerable damage, and took him with another man jverboard. The next sea washed the man on board again, but Mr Jones was never seen after. THE BBFTISBL SCHOOL.—The supporters of the British School, consisting of ministers and members belonging to the different denominations in the town, have had under iiscussion- the best mode of dealing with the school in Skinner-street. The existing committee of management ntimated their desire to resign office, as the prospects of mproving the present school, or that of erecting$new school, were so-discouraging. It was agreed that the pre- lent committee, before resigning, should prepare a report suggesting what improvements they would recommend to je carried out as to the- Skinner-street school, and also »tatin$their views on the scheme of erecting a new school, )n the proposed site in Mr Roberts^ field. The subjoined LS an extract from the report The subject of the decline of the school having been discussed, md the cause investigated, it was the unanimous opinion of the soramitiee that it might be attributed to the causes hereinafter mentioned:—1st. The unfavourable situation of the school, ifs jurroundings being, unhealthy, and the access to it difficult and iangerous,Doth of which could not fail to affect its prosperity, jndiy. fhe deficiency at intervals of teaching powers, notwith- standing. the efforts made to supply the deficiency. 3rdly. ?rhe Mcasional withholding' of the full amount accruing from Govern- ment grants, which had placed the committee under -great disadvantage, ansf which of necessity much discouraged them. ithly. A want of public interest on the part of the town .in the prosperity Of the school, which might naturally be expected and winced in frequent visitations to the school by its well-wishers, more ample subscriptions towards its support, and the lack of' occasional disferibofion of prizes, which is known to be so essential to encourage the children. The foregoing report having, with slight modification^ been unanimously accepted, it was resolved that the pre- sent school be continued and supported as much as possiNe until the new building be completed and that the present committee should undergo a reorganization, and its num- ber be increased, so as to include as many of each diss denomination as could consistently form a general com- mittee, in order to secure the best co-operation with, the movement. A committee was appointed to wait upon the ex-mayor (Richard Roberts, Esq.), for the purpose of treating with him as to changing the site of the new school from the proposed spot to a place to be fixed upon nearer to the old school, in order that access might be got to the new school from Railway-terrace. The deputation waited upon Mr Roberts, and were very courteously received. The interview did not, however, result in any decision; it was thought best to postpone this until tho. corporation shall have been consulted at the next meeting of. the town council. FATAL ACCIDENT THROUGH DROWNING.—On Thursday last, the 3rd inst., a man of the name of John Roberta, of Cwmpadarn, Llanbadarn, who has been for many yeans, a head carpenter at Nanteos, the seat of Colonel Powell, was returning home about seven o'clock in the evening, and instead of going round the turnpike road he took- a shorter cut by the farm of Glanrafon, and had to; go across two foot bridges over the River Rheidol, which lead to the road to Llanbadarn village. When on. the flat near the river he met three other persons; and was seen to go over the first bridge safely. The secowi bridge is very narrow, supported only by two iron rocfe, and is nearly falling. The hand rail in several places has broken off, and some planks are missing, and it is quite in an unfit state for passage. When on this bridge he was seen by one of the three others, David Jones, of Tvhen, Clarach, farmer-who had to. go the same way, and who had crossed the bridge-to eome over as far as the middle of the bridge, and then to. fall into the river. Jones lost sight of him; he called out to him by name, but had no answer. The river was much flooded at the time. The following morning, about eight o'clock, his corpse was found about 100 yards below the bridge. The deceased was much respected, An inquest was held on the body on Saturday, the 5th inst., when a verdict was returned of "Accidently drowned."
ABERDOVEY. TOWYN AND ABERDOVEY LOCAL BOARD, THURSDAY. — Present: Messrs W. Parry, in the chair, Owen Daniel, W. W. Jones, Towyn, Wm. Williams, David Lloyd, William Jones, Aberdovey Mr Thomas Edwards, clerk; Dr Pugh, medical officer; David Davies, collector; and P.C. Metcalfe, inspector of nuisances. TOWYN DISTRICT GAS RATE. The CLERK applied to have the seal of the Board at- tached to a district gas rate of 215 for Towyn. His esti- mate for the rate was as follows —Fourteen lamps at £1 12s. 6d. per lamp, le22 15s. Od.; collecting rate, £ 2 4s.; sundries, 21 5s.; total, 226 4s. balance in the hands of treasurer, 211 2s. 3d leaving a total rate required of 215 ls. 9d.-The amount of ratable value in the district was 21,528 14s. 21d., and, deducting vacant houses of a ratable value of 2144 7s. 6di., a rate of 3d. in the pound would produce the sum of £17 4s. Mr W. W. JONES—What is the gas rate in the Aber- dovey district ? The CLERK-They have none. Mr OWEN DANIEL-They have no gas there; they are left in the dark. The CLERK—They have no gas, but they have the benefit of the water. (Laughter.) A rate of 3d. in the pound was agreed to. THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS. The CLERK reported that the retiring members of the Board were Messrs James Webster, chairman of the Board, Owen Daniel, John Jones, and David Jones, all of whom were elegible for re-election. Messrs Webster and Owen Daniel retired by rotation, having served their term of three years, and during that time they had attended the meetings of the Board most punctually and regularly. The other gentlemen having attended fewer meetings of the Board than any other members retired in accordance with the rule which the Board had adopted. At the vestry meeting Mr Owen Daniel declined to be nominated, and the name of Mr John Jones, Neptune Hall, was then mentioned. Mr Jones, however, declined to place himself in opposition to Mr Owen Daniel. Neither Mr John Jones nor Mr David Jones sought re-election, and the names of Mr David Davies, Taforgraig, and Mr Griffith Evans, Cynfer, were selected to be nominated. The CHAIRMAN said it would be most desirable that a contested election should be avoided. The Board gener- ally, he felt sure, would be very glad if Mr Owen Daniel would consent to retain his seat, as under existing circum- stances any change in the constitution of the Board was most undesirable. Mr OWEN DANIEL said that as it appeared to be the wish of the Board that he should consent to be nominated, he had no objection to acquiesce witb the desire expressed by the Board, and so avoid a contested election. The CLEThg read a letter from Mr Webster who, regret- ting his inability to be present, being detained in Liver- pool, thaafced the vestry for their kindness in selecting him, and consented to be nominated conditionally that some legal gentleman was appointed clerk to the Board, in the room of Mr Thomas Edwards, who lead, owing to ill health, tendered his resignation. It was then resolved that the following be mminated- Mr James Webster, Corbet Arms Hotel, Aberdovey, gentleman; Mr Owen Daniel, Towyn, auctioned Mr David Davies, Taforgraig, freeholder; and Mir Griffith Evans, Cynfor, farmer. A NUISANCE REMEDIED. The CHAIRMAN enquired what was being done- with reference to the drain-which the Board, a very longtime ago, had ordered to be-constructed at the back of Mr John Edwards's premises, belonging to-Mr Ffoulkes. Mr WM. WILLIAMS said that the delay which had oc- curred was in no way owing to any negligence on thepart of Mr Ffoulkes, who had engaged with a mason to do the necessary work, and who had neglected it. The man' had now commenced the job.' Mr OWEN DANIEL thought that soother man should have been employed, rather than that such a nuisance sheuld'have been permitted' tb exist fbr such a length of time. There were plenty of other masons in the neigh- boiafcopd who would have been glad to have done the fob. THE UTILIZATION OF The<?LEBK reported that he had received! a second com- munication from the secretary of the Association for the Utilization of Sewage, askings that the Board would subscribe to its hinds, with a viervf-'to carrying out certain experiments: Mr Wk' JONES thought that the -Board had enough of matters at home to engage their attention and? absorb their funds, without being called upon to subscribe- to foreign objects. A general opinion being expressedthat the Board was too poor to subscribe, the subject dropped: THE RESIGNATION OF THE-CLERK. The CLERR.-asked what steps the-Board proposed to take with a view of appointing his successor, as; he was anxious to resign at the next meeting. Their chairman had suggested; the necessity of their appointing a legal gentleman, and had named Messrs KbweH and Morgan, of MachynHeth.- Mr W. W. JdfTES thought it was most desirable that the Board should have a resident clerk. Mr DAVID LLOYD- proposed tllat Mr Thomas Edwards be requested to continue in office -for another year. Mr OWEN DANIEL had. mttch pleasure-in seconding the proposition. Mr Edwarcfe having been in* office nineteen years, since the fonfiation of the JBoard, had 'better stay and complete his majority. The CLERK said he would have groat pleasure in comply- ing with such a reanest, but owin g to ,the state of las health, he felt it was imperative that he should Tesign. Mr OWEN DANIEL said that Mr Griffith4 Williams, solicitor, Dolgelley, was abowt to opei 1 an office at Towyn, where he had purchased some propei *ty. As-Mr Griffith Williams would be constantly on th e spot, he suggested that the Board shouH place themselve- 3 in communication with that gentleman. Ultimately the 1 subject was ordered to stand over until the next Board mee ting. THE SANITARY CONDITION1 OF THE ABEt.DOVIM-DTSTRIOT. P. S. ROBERTS attendtd to complain ()f a great nuisance at Penbelig, which was much compiaine d of, and was very deleterious to the healfch of the- mhabita nts of that neigh- bourhood. Some persons living in a house at Penhelig were in the habit of throwing out thei'r refuse, over the wall, upon the public road, and at tíms the stench was "enough to turn a house back, let.alono a man/' There was a siek person in the-house, and if th is s LatL- of things was allowed to continue nKtch. longer, an outbreak of fever might be expected. Had there been a paid Inspector of Nuisance* appointed for the'Aberdovey di strict,, he would have taken- good care that that official had discharged his duties, and that this great, evil would not have been com- plained of a. second timet The present inspectors were members -of the Boan^ and did their duti'es gratuitously, but, if further complaiKte were-made, he should take action in the matter, and see that the work of prevention or removal was carried out. in th-- way that it should bet Mr W. WILLIAMS—What i&the duty of an Inspector of Nuisances'?: Sergeant. ROIBLPRTS-T'O remove nuiancos at emce, or see that they vaae. removed when complaints are made to the Inspector. Mr w: WILLIAMS—can we find out who makes these nuisances. Sergeant. ROBERTS—If you don "t try to find them out, of course yen can never expeet to, trace the oNendtrs. I have no doubt but that yons could very easily find out who the persons were; I don't think that there is any place in Aberdovey worse than the comer which I have-mentioned. Even in ,those houses which have privies,- these con- veniences-are not made use of/and the people throw theip filth into, the public roads, and render them almost im- petssiable from the stencht" aecumulated nuisances. Mr W. WILLIAMS—It is' very true wha you say; know that many of them are-guilty of the pBactice. The CHAIRMAN—It is a most improper aud dangerou*, -thing to do, especially when there is so nvnoh fever aboat. Mr W. WILLIAMS—1 biave been up theses and begged of them not to do such things, but the moment I have turned my b&ek, there they are at it again, and: we cannot find who does it, unless wa watch the place day and night. Mr- DAvm LLOYD said that he had also called upouthe. people at the place <&*apl&3ned ol by Sfeigeaat Rohe*ts, and requested them to. discontinue the practice, but all. in vain. Instructions were given to the Sarveyor. to look sharply after this special loeality, and see thatpseper conveniences; were suppliedwhMeded. The CLEBK asked Dr Pugh whether,he had any rsporl to present to the Board upon the fever which was i«g»a>g at Erwmaethlon and Nantgynog. Complaints wera-made that interments did not take placa until five days- after death. Dr PUGH said that such was th^case. The cofifhi had been screwed. dbwn, chloride oni and other dteinfect- ants plentifully used, and the wrtdows of the room in which the corpse lay, had been pj open, Ho. thought that there was no great necessity Sac action on the part of the Board in: the present case. At Nantgynog. the great difficulty was. that they could get no one to go. near the house to render assistance, everybody dreading;Contagion. Mr W. W. JONES—Don't you think it necessary and desirable that Dr Pugh, as our medical ollioeri.sbowd give us some report upon the matter-t- The CHAIRMAN—Not unless- Dr Pugh thiiiks it neces- sary, and. at present he thinks- that it is unnecessary. Dr PUGH said that the fevap was typhoid; and in one house it. had carried off five oat of the seven who had been house it had carried off five oat of the seven who had been suffering from it. Dr .Lloy<1;. Mactynllethj Pr Gilbertson, yn eth, Aberyfitwyth, and himself.; had been to, the place, and could fina nothing which, would explain the outbreak. The only objectionable matter which suggested itself as the cause was that the manure from the stable and cow- houses had been allowed, to accumulate in front of the house, a practice which he always disliked to see. At Erwmaethlon there wese* a number of pigsties near the house, and there they had stood from, time immemorial. These nasty habitations, had now been removed, but. it might be owing to their, vicinity to. & dwelling-house that the fever had its origin, They had examined the water, but could find no traces.of contamination. It was suite patent that typhoidfever had been established in Mach- ynlleth forsOme time, that it had been raging in Corris, and that it was too, apt. to make its home in these beautiful mountain valleys; oWi ng, he considered, to the fact of there being no good drainage, and too frequently no drainage at all, and that the refuse from the houses was thrown out into, the street, and often allowed to.remain and accumulate even upon, the very doorsteps of the houses. Th the drinfejtig water became contaminated with sewage matter, and the air polluted by the foul smell arising from decaying and obnoxious animal matter about the dwellings of the people. The origin of the fever was best exemplified by the name which it had received 1n,. India, where it was known as the drain or gutter fever. He would specially urge upon the residents of Aberdovey and Towyn to be exceedingly watchful and careful with regard to the existence of stagnant sewage, piggeries, mixens, gutters, drains, and stagnant water, and as a Board they should take great care to see that all the sanitary powers vested in them were carried out to their utmost extent. He thought that Moule's system of earth closets might be worked with advantage and profit to the district, and that Dr Lloyd's system of using ashes, where a supply of dry earth was not practicable, would work efficiently, it being possible for a house where a single fire was used to deodorize all the animal matter of that house. He urged upon the nuisance inspectors the necessity of careful and assiduous attention to their duties, and any information and assistance he could give them with a view to the efficient execution of such duties, he would be most happy to render.
BALA. PMUMONSi MATCH.—The annual ploughing; match for tbre Penllyu district was this yeas held in alaige field on the RhiwW farm, on Wednesday, the 9th inst. The prizes, which were made up by subscriptions, were- divided into two .classes twenty-two teams competed in. the- first class, and sixteen in the second. The day was beautifully fine, and there was a very large number of spectators, who ap- peared highly pleased with the.ploughiag and with the general arrangements. The. judges of the first class were Mr Wm. Davies, Penygrai^ near Ruthin, and Mr Hugh Roberts, Tynyfedw, Cynwyd, and Mr Hugh Evans, Hendreucha, Bettws, and MrRees Jones, Tycerig, Bettws, of the second class. The judges remarked that the work done was very superior, and that Penllyn need not be ashamed to send its men, to, contest for the All-England prizes. The prizes were delivered to the successful com- petitors by R. J. LI. Pripe, Esq,, who. has- or some years taken great interest in these matches as well as in all matters relative to agriculture, as follows :— Ist class. 2 S. d. 1st prize-2 0 Or .Robert Jones, Geugoed. 2nd -110. 0 Rice Jones, Penisarllan. 3rd „ -1 0 0 Edward Edwards, Caerhowel. 4th -0 1;5, 0 Hugh Davies, Tyucha. 5th „ —0> 10. 0 .Edward Thomas, Brynbannon. 2nd class. 1st prize—1 10 0 Evan Williams, Rhiwlas. 2nd -1 0 0 Hu-,h Hughes, Pandy. 3rd —0 15 0 Ellis Jones, vachddiliog. 4th „ -0 10. 0 Robt. Jones, Tytanygraig. The maker of the winning plough in class 1st was William Roberts, Cynwyd; and John Owen, Llandrillo, was the maker of the winning plough in class 2nd. The plough- men, and the smiths who made the competing ploughs, were entertained to dinner at the Goat Inn, Bala, by R. J. Ll. Price, Esq., who also subscribed 25 towards the prize list. After the distribution of prizes three cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Price, and the judges, and so ended decidedly the most successful ploughing match ever wit- nessed in the district of Penllyn.
NEWTOWN. A SAD DEATH.—On Monday an inquest was held by Mr Edward Hall upon the body of a man, name unknown, who was found in an empty lime kiln on the canal, on Friday morning. The deceased, who had the appearance of a tramp, was, it is supposed, going to one of the lighted kilns to sleep by its side, and when passing from one kiln to the other, in the darkness, he failed to notice the empty, unlighted kiln, fell in, and was found next morn- ing with a fractured skull. He lingered until Saturday, when he died. The enquiry resulted in a verdict of "Accidental death." PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before J. P. Drew, Esq., and R. E. Jones, Esq. Di-unk-ennw, -John Griffiths was summoned by P.C. Brown, for being drunk on February 18th,-Fined Is., and costs 6s. Obstructmg the Streets. —Selina Bryan, the wife of traveling hawker, was summoned by P.C. Brown fo obstructing the streets. The defendant's waggon was standing for nearly half an hour in Broad-street. —Fined 5s., and costs. Non-payment of Rates. -A number of persons were sum- moned by Mr Rees Griffiths, the collectoi of the Local Board, for non-payment of rates.—The necessary orders were made. Trespass in Search of Game.-Winism Williams, alias Saul, was summoned for trespassing on lands in the occu- pation of John Chapman. On February 20th, the defend- ant was found rabbiting in a field on complainant's farm, in company with a number of other men. The party took to their heels on seeing complainant, who followed, and identified the defendant.—Fined 10s., and costsy 98. Assaults. -Richard Davies summoned Richard Morgan for assaulting him on February 22nd. The parties were together in the Sun yard, and the defendant was pushing a man named Williams about. Complainant requested him to leave the old man alone, and then Morgan turned upon him, abused him, and struck him in the face. Fined 5s., and costs 1. 6d.-Thomas Dimes was summoned for assaulting Edward Lewis, at Maes-yrhandy, on March 7th. Mr John Jones was for the complainant. Fined 5sv and 10s. costs. Larceny. -John Low, a blacksmith; was charged witlr, having removed a quantity of straw from an out-building, and setting fire to the- straw on the turnpike road, on the 17th of February.—Louisa Davies said I live at Be-lan- newydd. I was at Bettws village on the 17th of February, about twenty minutes past ten at night, amd saw the prisoner there, standing: by a lot of straw'in the middle of the village. The straw waa removed a yard from the building, and placed opposite the door. He- told me he intended to put a match under it. I saw hint strike a light, and apply the match to the straw, and it soon blazed away as nigh as the top' of the building.'—-Tbamaa Morgan said: I am landlordfof the Lion Ins; Bettws. The prisoner has been in my service as a blacksmith, but I dismissed him on the 17th' of February. He came to me and demanded more money than was due to-bim. I dismissed him at once. He uscd: no threats in my hearing. I afterwards missed about 1 owt. of straw frora-, my stable. I saw the straw burning; and noticed the track: of the straw from my stable to 'the place where it was burned—a distance at about 8ft. The straw was worth about 3s. 9&-The prisoner was sentenced to two mooilus" imprisonment. Transfer of Licences.—The licence-of the New Inn Wftar- transferred from Mr Walter Francis to- Messrs Davies and Issardi and Mir James Pilot allowed tb sell. The Queen's- Head licence was transferred from Mr Maurice Powell, to Mrs- PowelL Mr John Jones applied for a transfer off the licence of the Eagles Inn from Mr Jofen C. Jones, bankrupt, to Mr Pryce Jones, assignee,, which- was granted, and Mr John El Jones, of Machynlleth* allswed to sell. The Elms Inn licence was transferred'from; Mr Henry wiuiams; to Tdr Trhn Williams. Non-payment of Rates in Aid.-Thomas:WMams, sur- veyor of Aberbechim township, was summoasd by Mr Wm. Humphreys, surveyor of the first district of Mont- gomeryshire- roads, fbr non-payment of the mtes in aid. -Mr Humphreys did not appear. -De&ndant; said he was 74 years--of age, and was unable to perform tfee duties of his office, and therefore claimed exemption. He had made arrangements for William Matthews to do the work, and the?-rates wmdcl be paid. Case dismissed.
DOLGELLEY. PETTY SESSIONS, TBBSDAY.— Before R. IVL Richards, Esq., Lewis Williams, Esq., and CoL Buiiury, C.B. Drunkenness. -Gr'iffiih, Thomas was summonea by P.C. Ashton for being drunk and riotous in Queen-Square at nine o'clock on the morning" of Feb. 22nd. The defendant was making a great row, and threatened to kick the officer. Inspector Owen Jones- said that the defendant when brought to the lock-up-was the worsse for drink, and wanted witness to go fIondapprehend his wife. Witness told him that he wae drunk, and ordered h im to go home and get sober. John' Owen one of the yeung men at the Post-office, said that he saw the defendant speaking to Ashtaiv but could not say whether he was drunk or seber.- For the deft mce Richard PHchard was called, and' said he m tw the de- fendant in a rather passionate- way, quarre ling with the policeman. He could not say whether be was sober. Case dismissed.—This case had: been adjourned from the previous sessions, and now there-was a secon id charge for a similar offence, preferred by Inspector Owei l Jones.' The defendant came into courfr drunk,, and had t o be forcibly ejected. He was afterwards seen- making i 1, row in the I%nithfield. -Fined 21 including costs, or. a month. Charge of Permitting Dtvmkennes»i—Miss Mary Owen, of the Golden Goat, was summoned for permittii 19 drunken- ness. Mr David Pugh, appeared for defen< lant.—P.O. David Jones said that on :the 2ahi ult. he visited the defendant's house at a quarter to seven in tl te evening, and saw Griffith J one", and two comrades of his im the house. Jones was reeling- drunk, and witness i vent to the bar and told Miss Owen that she was doing ver y wrong in permitting him to have any beer. She replie d that she did not know that the mam-was drunk; and go ing to- the man, she enquired who it was that was ve ry drunk. Griffith Jones rose up asd^aid' that- he was v. 3ry drunk, and Miss Owen ordered him out of the house.- -Case dis- missed. Disobedience of Relief OroSfer.—Morirs-Richards, Mallwya, was summoned by Mr Griffith (Williams, clerk t o the Dftl- gelley Union, for not complying with an order which had been made upon him for contribution towards tIle support of his mother, an inmate of the Avoirchouse. Deff mdant did not appear. Mr Joseph Roberts, the assistant < -lerk to guardians, said that the defendant was twelve weeks- in arrear under the order, and costs). amounting to 22 llfc 6d. were yet unpaid. A distress warrant was 0 .rdered to be issued; in default of the goocfe, three months' iia- prisonment.
THE MALT TAX. A large deputation from the Central Chamber of A^TJ" culture, representing TSfeLoeal Chambers, waited on. Lowe, Dow-ning-streeti on Tuesday Mar. 8, an. the sab" ject of the malt-tax, Mr Tomline, M.P., introduced.tbo deputation. There were also present Ld. John Mauners,.Col.Sykeils and Sir George Jenkinson. The Chancellor was addressed by representatives Cheshire, Staffordshire, Essex, Worcester, Peterborough Suffolk^ Norfolk, Shropshire, and Herefordshire.. The majority of speakers advocated the total repeal ot the tax, and the others supported a reduction or transfer from the maltster to the brewer. This, last suggestion* which met with considerable favour, was warmly urged by Mr Jasper More, who said the farmers would consel1 to the tax on private brewing. Mr LOWE, in reply, regretted the farmers should be living In chronic discontent, and wished he could' remedy it. As to repealing the tax, he frankly said the thing was simply lmp<>^ sible, because it would materially disturb the basis on wbicj* ^12.000,000 of taxes were raised. Reduction was another ques- tions, and if it oould be done he should be glad. He would see if the tax oould not be transferred from maltster to brewe" Not usiog words in a conventional sense, a3 addressed to tations, h.e would promise his serious consideration to what been said. The deputation then withdrew.
Mrs Howard, who was committed on Monday for con" tempt and declining to be sworn in the Wicklow Peera £ | case was, yesterday brought privately before the Lor*? Chancellor, admonished, and discharged without payme» of fees. Lord Napier of Magdala was under examination befo^f the Abyssinian Committee the whole of Tuesday, and h^* not concluded his evidence until after four o'clock, wh^ Mr Candlish, chairman, on behalf of the Committefj tendered their thanks to his Lordship for his patience w* answering all their questions. His Lordship gave tB highest praise to officers and men, and stated that never knew men to work more zealously. A large and influential deputation waited on Mr LoW«^ Tuesday afternoon, at the Chancellor of the Excheque*, official residence in Downing-street, to urge objections the Savings Bank Bill now before Parliament. A 3 deputation was introduced by Mr T. Baring, M.P., as, included Lord Claude Hamilton, Messis Hibbert, vr" M'Arthur, Mundella, Miller, Lord Sandon, and ot who pointed out the danger arising from the prop0 reduction of interest, which might possibly induce positors to withdraw their money from the use 01 £ Government, and at the same time create pi-a' Government security. Mr Lowe, in reply, Mad^tne sent rate of interest could only be maintained at and he did not see that he was justified in taxing » portion of the community for the benefit of the wo class however meritorious the class might be; he ot fore thought it right to give Parliament an opportune considering the subject. _—————————————— u". Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing W^rKS, Oswald- westrv, by ASKEW ROBEBTS, EDWARD WOUDALL, an Smnre VENABI.ES, and Published at 12, Bridge-street, A" V7th, by PHJI.II> WILLIAMS. gaturduy, March 12$, 1870,