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Parliament has been busily engaged with Ireland. The Coercion Bill is rapidly passing into law, but the Land Bill makes slow progress through committee.—From an important announcement made by Mr GLADSTONE on Thursday night, it seems that the Budget will contain a proposal for reducing the postage on printed matter.—It is stated that the University Tests Bill will be introduced soon after Easter, and will contain a clause enabling non- conformists to be elected members of the Universities.- Judgment has been given in the Wicklow case against Mrs HOWARD'S child.—The annual revenue returns show that the receipts exceed Mr LOWE'S estimate by nearly 22,000,000, and the expenditure by nearly 28,000,000.-A horrible confession of murder has been made by a man named TRUEFITT, at Sutton Bridge. He had consorted with a woman named BURRAGE, and he alleges that three of her illegitimate children were murdered. He stated that he buried one of the children in his father's garden, and that it was alive when he interred it. The police have found the remains of a child in the garden.—According to recent reports from Rome, the Council is not conducting its affairs with that smoothness which the HOLY FATHER must desire. In fact one of the sittings, it is said, was a perfect tumult, several of the fathers entering on the question of infallibility, and denouncing the dogma in terms so bold that they were interrupted by the cardinal-legates, who angrily called them to order.
The adjourned meeting of the Cambrian Railway Com- pany, on Thursday, was re-assuring, as far as regards what may unfortunately be called the exceptional good feeling which characterized it. In fact, affairs seem to have assumed a more hopeful aspect; though we cannot help regretting that gentlemen like Captain PRYCE, in whose integrity everybody must believe, are displaced. It is very satisfactory that Mr DAVID DAVIES was re- elected. The future of the company was spoken of in hopeful terms. If Mr BERESFORD HOPE is amongst the prophets we shall some day see in England a state of things similar to that which exists in certain parts of the continent. In the course of the debate on the Burials Bill the hon. member said- If they once let the dissenters into the churchyard to cele- brate their services there, they would in the next place have to let them carry on their services in the very churches themselves. He did not see how the two things could be separated. Church and churchyard had gone together from time immemorial as two elements of the one same property, and if dissent was admitted to the churchyard, that was but a step towards admitting it to a co-partnership in the church itself. That would be the greatest revolution in the condition of religious life that could possibly occur, and much greater than the disestablishment of the church in Ireland. The legislature is about to admit all sects into the churchyard, and we shall watch the progress of the in- trusive dissenter with a great deal of interest. He may be pictured first of all humbly performing his own service in that distant part of the burial ground to which the clergyman may consign him; then demanding that he shall choose for himself, and, of course, with his "horse-leech" propensities, arrogating the prettiest and sunniest spots; and at last boldly mounting the pulpit and denouncing episcopacy from the very altar of the church In the elegant words of the Standard, "It is not a far step from the churchyard to the church, and when once the rites of the conventicle are celebrated | within the lych-gate, it will be no long- time ere the bolts and bars of the west door are forced, and the chancel and the pulpit are intruded upon by alien ministers." So the conservatives are determined to tell us. What if dis- senters take the hint ? Will the Standard then say it is not far from the churchyard to the church," or Mr HOPE declare that the two things go together? But, though dissenters have never yet entertained any such notion, and are mnch more inclined to believe that disestablish- ment will come and give the church her buildings for herself, would the sight of a dissenter in the pulpit be so very terrible ? Some of our readers on both sides will hardly believe it, but we would venture to put a con- formist clergyman in a nonconformist pulpit, and vice versa, and undertake that neither of the congregations should discover the difference in twelve months. Mr BERESFORD HOPE is too tempting a subject to dispose of in one paragraph, and we must really be allowed to mention the hon. gentleman again. There is a naivety about him which is truly charming. He sneered at the well-founded statements of Mr MORGAN'S, as being retailed by some obscure gossiper, and, a few sentences afterwards, quoted in all gravity the silly story about a Welsh minister who wanted the head of some un- fortunate political opponent to play at football with. Mr HOPE did nut seem to see the absurdity of the thing, but sneered at the facts, and made use of the fiction, with an ineffable simplicity. And suppose the football-story is true--as it may be for aught we know-what does it prove ? That violence and folly are not confined to one set of pulpits, but that Mr HENNIKER in the church may be matched by Mr BLANK in the chapel. Indeed we give an example in another column of the discourtesy to be found amongst dissenters. There is a clergyman at Festiniog who knows the great art of winking." Speaking at a meeting, caJed by the dissenters to oppose Mr MORGAN'S Burials Bill, the Rev, R. KILLIN said "he had always connived at the religious ceremonies used by the nonconformists at the burial of their friends; and if he had been the clergyman of the parish where the late lamented Mr HENRY REES was in- terred he should have said to the friends of the deceased gentleman, I have not the power of giving you permis- sion to make addresses at the grave, but I will go away, so that I may not see what takes place." If all the clergy had known how to wink in this judicious style, we might have heard nothing of Mr MORGAN'S Bill for years to come. What did Mr KILLIN mean by another remark?-" They had head a great deal about religious equality, but the great God had never made them equal in body, or mind, or station in this life, nor were they to be equal in the world to come, for the scriptures informed them that there were to be different degrees of position amongst the angels and glorified saints in heaven." Where? Is it possible that Mr KILLIN had in his mind that amusing old blunder about one star differing from another star in glory," which has as much to do with the subject as the statement that HEROD was king of Judea, or that ZACCHjEUS was little of stature and climbed up into a sycamore tree ? Mr KILLIN may have founded his assertion upon other pas- sages, but a man who is capable of arguing against religious equality from an assumed difference of position in heaven or earth is also capable of supposing that PAUL used the word "glory in its modern religious meaning, and that a verse upon another subject was unnecessarily interpo- lated into a close train of reasoning upon the question of the resurrection. If all the nonsense that has been talked about an ordained difference of position were written in a book, the world itself would hardly contain the volume. There would be one remarkable feature about it-all the authors would be well-to-do men. The Oswestry Advertizer says that town is to be honoured with the presence of a Converted Clown. Whether Mr WILLIAM WEAVER, in taking this attractive title, means to intimate that he was once a clown by profession, or that he is still a clown in his converted state, we are not able to say, but his performances appear to point to the latter branch of the alternative. For instance, we under- stand that when Mr WEAVER is describing the bed of death he lies at full length on the platform, the better to illustrate his meaning, and that the showers of tears which this incident calls forth are agreeably varied with shouts of laughter in other parts of the performance. We regret that we cannot lay our hands at the present moment upon certain specimens of Mr WEAVER'S hymnology which once appeared in these columns, and wliich.were calculated to add considerably to the amusement derived from his ministrations. Mr WEAVER has given several performances at Ifton Heath, and, as we have intimated, Oswestry is included in his present provincial tour. We have not heard whether the Converted Clown utilizes an incident lh4Ai,3 life which it was once our unpleasant duty to record, but iT* W does we wonder still less at the crowded houses that he drawsr The religious drama, as well as the profane, is not complete '■new-a-days without the ele- ment of strong sensation, and if a bigamy or two—com- mitted in one of the backsliding days of the interesting convert-can be thrown in, so much the better. We pre- sume that Mr WEAVER'S performances are given under canvass, for it is hardly likely that any of the chapels in the district would be lent for the purpose. If they are, we feel sure the managers are in ignorance of the character of the Converted Clown's past and present ap- pearances. Some remarkable stories are afloat respecting a recent episcopal appointment. Each of the reverend gentlemer. whose names were canvassed in connection with the event has received, by post from the city, a lawn pocket-hand- kerchief, with a deep mourning border, and, in each corner, a bishop's mitre reversed, with the motto "Paradise Lost" encircling it. The perpetrators of this unkind joke can hardly have much faith in the "nolo episcopari." Another story is one of a more serious character, and promises some public sensation. A vicar in a neighbouring 1 diocese forwarded a letter to Mr GLADSTONE, signed with the name of an influential liberal solicitor, recommending the appointment of a friend to the vacant seat. The vicar requested that no reply should be sent to his com- munication, as he expected to be from home for some months. A reply was sent, however, and led to the discovery of the trick; and now, we believe, the corre- spondence is in the hands of the solicitor, who may possibly institute legal proceedings. The Sites Bill comes on for its second reading next Wednesday, and many of our readers, especially in Wales, who have felt the hardship of not being able to obtain sites for chapels and schools, will wish Mr OSBORNE MORGAN as much success with this measure as he had with the Burials Bill. The dispute at Dolgelley between the rector and his parishioners grows in interest. Another meeting has been held, and the vestry has carried the election of a church- warden in the teeth of the rector's opposition. The case stands in this way. The rector alleges that it has always been the custom for the incumbent to. appoint both church- wardens, and that he considers it his duty to maintain the custom. The parishioners dispute the custom, and con- tend that it is only fair and just for them to have the appointment of one churchwarden in their own hands, especially as the wardens are ex offieio trustees of their recreation ground, the Green. To us, we confess, justice is plainly on the side of the parishioners, and although the rector is, no doubt, acting from conscientious motives, it is difficult to understand why he thinks it right to main- tain an unjust custom A good man like the rector must come to see the injustice, we think, when the case is forcibly put before him, as it has been now at the two vestry meetings.
THE ROYAL VISIT TO MERIONETHSAITTK—me toiiow- ing appears in the Times:-We are requested to state that the property called Caerdeon, with the district chapel adjoining it, belongs, not to the Rev. R. W. Jelf, D.D., Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, but to his brother, the Rev. W. E. Jelf, formerly tutor and censor of Christ Church. BANKRUPTS.—The following appears amongst the de- clarations of dividends W. Williams, Pwllheli, saddler, and hardware and china dealer, dividend Is. 4d. --any Wednesday, at Mr Turner's, Liverpool. THE TIME BILLS. -This week we give our usual monthly time tables, and it should be noted that there are several minor alterations on the Cambrian line, especially the Coast Section. THE WELSH CHORAL UNION OF LONDON.—At a literary and musical entertainment recently held in London, at which several Welsh choirs were present competing for a prize, the adjudicator, John Thomas, Esq., (Pencerdd Gwalia), was led to observe that it was a matter of regret that the Welsh choirs, numbering so many members, and displaying so much talent, do not unite, in order to attain increased efficiency in choral singing, and for occasionally giving performances for charitable or patriotic purposes. The Welsh, as a people, are well known for their musical talent; but the opportunities for its development among our countrymen in the metropolis have hitherto, from various causes, been unattainable. The following gentle- men, being the conductors of the various Welsh choirs in London, have formed themselves into a provisional com- mittee for the purpose of carrying out Mr Thomas's sug- gestion:—Messrs T. Davies, Fetter-lane, W. Davies, Nassau-street, John Evans, Wilton-square, T. Francis, Marlborough-street, James Hughes, Wilton-square, Grif- fith Jones, Sloane-street, John Jones, Ely-place, J. Wat- kin Jones, Ely-place, W. Owen, Holloway, T. Peters, Jewin-crescent, J. Thomas ( Pencerdd Gwalia), John Wat- kins, Wilson-street, Williams, Crosby-row, C. S. Cart- wright, general secretary, Yr Eisteddfod. The first step taken by the committee was, by a unanimous resolution, to invite Mr Thomas to become conductor, which invita- tion he most kindly accepted. The committee have much pleasure in stating that the movement has been most warmly responded to by all those to whom it has been made known, and that over a hundred ladies and gentle- men have already enrolled themselves as members.' Arrangements are being made for commencing rehearsals as soon as possible. In the meantime, all those desirous of joining the union, either as members of the choir, or as honorary subscribers, will have the goodness to communi- cate with Mr C. Simner Cartwright, the honorary secre- tary, 12, Great Swan-alley, Moorgate-street, from whom any further information may be obtained.
ABERYSTWYTH. LECTURE ON THE PERMISSIVE LIQUOR BILL.-On Tuesday evening a lecture was delivered on this subject at the Temperance Hall, by the Rev. Richard Jones, of Llan- idloes. Mr Richard Roberts took the chair, supported by the Revs. John Williams, Edward Hughes, and William Jones, and John Matthews, Esq., mayor. The meeting was well attended, and the lecturer treated the subject with much ability. HONOURS TO AN ABERYSTWYTH MAN.—Mr Charles Williams, son of W. G. Williams, Esq., of Laura-place, in this town, has succeeded at Oxford in carrying off a silver tankard, being the highest prize given by his col- lege (Worcester) for rowing. We may next year antici- pate his being one of the representatives of Oxford on the Thames. Mr Williams was a pupil of E. Jones, Esq., B.A., Jasper House. THE WELSH EDUCATION ALLIANCE.—On Wednesday evening a public meeting was convened in the committee room of the Temperance Hall, for the purpose of estab- lishing an Aberystwyth Branch of the Welsh Education League, in accordance with the tenour of a resolution adopted at the recent town's meeting. Owing to the very small attendance, the meeting was adjourned until that day week. DRUNK.—Thomas Williams, a mason, was brought up in custody at the Magistrates' Clerk's Office on Tuesday last, before J. Davies, Esq., charged with being drunk and noisy on the street the previous day. Superintendent H. Lloyd proved the charge. The defendant was fined 2s. 6d., including costs.—At the lock-up on Tuesday, before J. Jones, Esq., Robert Silcock, a fisherman, who had reached our shore that morning on board a Liverpool fishing smack, having a large quantity of fish which had been caught in the bay to unload for the purpose of being consigned to the owners in Liverpool, was brought up in custody charged with being helplessly drunk on the streets that morning. The defendant, who was very anxious to join his comrades, who were waiting him in a state of semi- drunkenness, was discharged with a caution. AMPLY REPORTED.—A correspondent writes-" Where is the interest in education which the Welsh are said to feel so keenly ? Last Wednesday a public meeting was called by advertisement in a local paper, in accordance with a resolution passed at a previous town's meeting, and the result was an attendance of three gentlemen—and four reporters to record the proceedings. The audience of three patiently waited for an hour, and then went home. What can be the meaning of this fiasco ? Do the Welshmen of Aberystwyth care nothing for Mr Forster's Bill or the Education question ? or had they had enough of education at the meeting which had already been held ? Or is it true, as I hear whispered, that the small attendance resulted from sectarian jealousy? It is even said that when one denomination starts any movement, however good, the others hold back! Can you believe this ? Behold how good and pleasant a thing it is. &c. But, if this rumour has any truth in it, the dissenters of Aberystwyth cannot believe that, of course. I do not know Welsh, but I suppose the verse is in the Bible, and some others about loving one another. But the, rumour cannot be true. Besides, if it is, that does not account for so small an audience. All the three belonged to one de- nomination, I understand, but where were the other mem- bers of the same congregation ? It is a great mystery altogether. and I should like to see it solved." PETTY SESSIONS, W.ZDNESDAY. -Before the Mayor and John Davies, Esq.. Breaking the Windows of the National Schools.—Mr J. Griffiths, master of the National Schools, summoned a boy named John Allen, son of Sergt. Allen, Cardigan- shire Militia, for breaking windows.—The defendant's mother appeared for her boy and admitted the charge.— Ordered to pay for repairing the window the summons fee was ordered to be remitted. Forcible Entry into a Widow's House.—James Bubb, a painter and glsvsier, was summoned by Mrs Jane Christo- pher, of Chalybeate-terrace, for entering her mother's house and threatening to do them bodily injury. He was drunk at the time, and came in clandestinely through the back door.—P.C. D. Davies proved the service of the sum- mons upon the defendant, who did not appear.—As the complainant stated they were in bodily fear of him, it was ordered that a warrant should be issued for the defendant's apprehension for contempt of court. Wine Certificates.—Mr J. H. Davies, druggist, Terrace- road and North Parade, applied for a certificate to sell British wines, under 32 and 33 Vict., cap. 27. Granted accordingly.—Mr Rowland Evans, grocer, Pier-street, also applied for a similar certificate, and it was granted. Transfei- of Licence.-Mr Richard Pryce appeared to make an application for a transfer of the licence of the Skinner's Arms Inn from Miss James to himself, which was granted. Appointment of Overseers.—Mr Richard Samuel, the assistant overseer, produced a list of householders who had been nominated at the vestry as being eligible to serve as overseers of the poor, and their Worships selected from the list Mr John Jones, of Bridge End, coal merchant, md Mr Thomas Powell, of Market-street, grocer, to act as overseers for the ensuing year. Remittance of Poor Bates. -Mr Samuel submitted a lis* ¡f persons who applied to the vestry to have their rates emitted to the Bench, which was signed and confirmed by rheiv Worships. rowin COUNCIL, THURSDAY.—This was a special meeting. Present: John Matthews, Esq. (mayor), in the chair; Messrs. Jonathan Pell, John Davies, Hugh Hughes, T. O. Morgan, J. Rees, David Roberts, Rich. Roberts, JohnWatkins, Rich. Morris, David Williams, Philip Williams, G. T. Smith, J. J. Atwood, and G. W. Parry. THE PROPOSED NEW BRITISH SCHOOL. The Rev. J. WILLIAMS, who headed a deputation, brought this matter before the Board, and said that it was intended to erect the school on a piece of land which had been given for that purpose by Mrs Jones, widow of the late Rev. Edward Jones, Up to the present time it had not been thought advisable to commence operations, as the land on both sides belonged to a Mrs Evans, and as the ground had become the property of the Council, they wished to apply for a right of access to the building. The school was intended to front the railway station, having an entrance from the Old Mill Leet, which ran along Plas-crug. Mr PELL asked what access had they to the field except through the Plas-crug walk. Mr WILLIAMS said they had no access at all; if the ground was let out for building purposes there must be a right of access. Mr HUGH HUGHES said they could not build there. Mr PELL said that it was a different thing to have an access by which coal could be brought, and to have an access merely for the children who should attend school. They intended the ground, which belonged to the corpora- tion,' as an esplanade. Mr ATWOOD said the walking and playing of the chil- dren along the boulevard would ruin it. Mr PELL thought that it was not intended to exclude children from the boulevard, but to have an access for materials, &e., would certainly ruin it. The TOWN CLERK held that they would buewhether they had a right of access or not. Mr JONES thought they would build at the other end of the field and near the railway station. The CLERK asked the deputation whether they were not rather premature about the school until parliament got through the rous difficulty. Mr PELL thought they would have as fine a site as any in the town, by building the schools at this end of. the field. The Rev. A. GRIFFITH (who formed one of the deputa- tion) said that the piece of ground opposite Thespiah- street did not belong, to the school committee or the corporation the lease was held by a private gentleman: He had never seen a boulevard but coal was carried upon it. Mr THOMAS JONES did not object to the carrying of the coal, but to the access by children to the boulevard. The TOWN CLERK enquired whether it was not possible to have the ground changedv ThQ MAYOR said he should have been reluctant to say no, unless they could offer them a better site, and yet he objected to asking Mr Roberts to change the land he had given still, he thought it was preferable to have the en- trance to the schools from Railway-terrace, and not from the promenade. The TOWN CLERK thought they would never exclude the children from the promenade. Mr PELL, however, thought that. having an access from the promenade was certainly objectionable. The MAYOR said that some time ago the ground near the new Wesleyan chapel was intended 3or a school, but they thought it would destroy the ground- for building purposes. Mr RICHARD ROBERTS said it was not whether it was objectionable to him, but to the town. He did not think it right of Mr Pell to propose giving other people's property. Mr THOMAS JONES could not see how it was objection- able to Mrs Jones to give a piece at either one end or the other. Mr G. T. SMITH proposed the adjournment of the ques- tion for a week, which was agreed to. A NEW LOAN.. After a very long discussion, in which nearly all the members of the Board took part, the following memorial was agreed to and signed by the Mayors and Town Cleik on behalf of the Board:— To the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.—The memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the town and liberty of Aberystwyth in council assembled this 31st day of March, 1870,—Humbly showeth, that the present gross annual income of the borough is R510 10s. Od., or thereabouts, but owing to a financial difficulty, in which the Cambrian Railway Com- pany (who are lesses of your memorialists) are involved, they (the said company) are at present unable pay to your memorial- ists an annual rent-charge of £108, so that the present net income of your memorialists is X 402 10s. OJ., or thereabouts, and the whole of. the income is expended in payment of:the interest of a mortgage of t4,400, salaries, and other charges-connecter! with the trough. That in the course of last year your memorialists were obliged, in compliance with the requirements of the Aber- ystwyth Local Board of Health, to erect a slaughter-house at an expense of zCI,656, but about £600 of which is still owing by your memorialists. Your memorialists however expectto receive an adequate return in shape of rent for the outlay. That your memorialists have also within the last six months been obliged, in order to preserve the building and render it fit for the pur- poses for which it was originally erected, to contract for the doing of certain work at their Town Hall, on which account there is now due XAOO or thereabouts. That your memorialists have also within the last twelve months expended in the forma- tion of a road, the sum of X200 or thereabouts, in cider to render it marketable and fit for building sites, a certain portion of the unappropriated land of the Corporation, but in the course of a few years your memorialists in return for the outlay expect to receive a considerable increase of income in the shape of ground rents. That your memorialists, for the sake of the sanitary im- provement of the town, and the improvement of the adjoining property of the Corporation, lately purchased from Sir Pryse Piyse, Bart., the bed of a Mill Leet near the town, for the sum of £ 400, but which has not yet been paid. To discharge these liabilities-, amounting to £1,400, there is no moneys standing in the name of the Treasurer to the credit of the Borough fund and a very small portion only of the rents falling due on the 25th March and 12th May, 1870, will be available, and alfhough X250, the remainder of a sum of X450 ordered on the 20th May, 1869, by your memorialists to be paid out of the poor-rates oltlie Borouah to the Treasurer to the credit of the Borough fund, is still out- standing. Yet owing to the heavy amount of poor-rate, improve- ment and other rates, paid by the inhabitants during the last year, the Overseers have hitherto been unable to collect and pay to the Treasurerthe said sum of £250. Your memorialists there- fore, under these oircumstances, most respectfully request that your Lordships will be pleased to permit them to borrow, by way of further mortgage on the Corporation property, a sum of money not exceeding £800, towards discharging the beforemen- tioned liabilities. And your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &C. THE BY-LAWS. In answer to-the Town Clerk, Mr Pell said there were special rules laid down in the by-laws for the benefit of the new slaughter-house. APPLICATION TO BUILD ON VICTORIA TEBRACE. The- CLERK said he had received a communication from' Mr Scott, Marine Terrace, who proposed erecting two houses on Victoria Terrace.—Mr Williams, of Cardiff, and Mr Seddon, of London, had intended building on the whole block. A communication had been received from Mr Seddon, who seemed under the impression that three months' notice ought to be given him so as-to allow him the refusal of the ground if they so pleased; Mr SMITH was at a loss to know why they had ever placed themselves under the thumb of Mr Seddon. However, after some further discussion, it was agreed that Mr Atwood, as the solicitor of the Council, should write to Messrs Williams and Seddon, giving them a month's notice that unless the whole block betaken it will be given to Mr Scott THE NEGOTIATION WITH SIR PRYSE 3BYSE. These negotiations, which have been carried on for a long time, as to the sale and exchange of certain pieces of land, were declared to be unfinished. It was believed that the. hon. baronet thought the charges made by the Corpor- ation for some of the lands most exorbitant. After a few remarks the Council adjourned for a week. VESTRY MEETING. A vestry was held on Friday, the 25th,ult., at the vestry room of St. Michael's Church. Present: Mr D. Roberts, The Green, Trefechan, in the chair;. Messrs P. Williams, printer; John Jones, Great Darkgate-street; John Jones, Commerce House; Thomas Samuel acd-Robert Doughton, Bridge-street; Thomas Howells, grocer; and E. Edwards, Terrace. Mr Hughes, clerk, and,NLo-R. Samuel, collector, were also present. The meeting was called for the purpose of nominating overseers, and also for hearing the complaints of persons assessed to the poor-rates who considered themselves over- rated, and who claimed exemption on account of poverty. Mr Evan Hugh James, tanner, was nominated overseer, but he complained that he should be appointed, as he had scarcely been eligible for one year,, and there were hosts of others who had been residents in the town for many years and who had not served the-office. The vestry, being satisked, with Mr James's statement, he was exempted. After some further discussion, in which several of those present took part, the following ratepayers, -who were legally eligible, were nominated;- Messrs Richard Hughes,, druggist; John Jones, Bridge- end; Jonathan Pell, Bellevue Hotel; George Cumberland, Penybont; John P. Jones, Little Darkgate-street; Thos. Powell, grocer; Ebenezer Morgan, Pier-street; Jjames Truscott, Pier-street;: Isaac Morgan, Llanbadarn; Edwd, L. Cole, Pier-street;. John Mathias, Bridge-street j. Thos- Williams, druggist; Richard Morgan, Great Dfyrkgate- street; David Howells, draper; Evan H. James,, tanner; David Jones, master mariner, Portland-street; and. Mr G. T. Smith, auctioneer. Mr Hugh Hughes drew the attention of the meeting to the new valuation of property which the parish had been for a long time so anxious to see carried out, as there were continual complaints made of the inequalities and irregu- larities of the assessment. The Poor-law Board had now rendered it imperative that they should make the new valuation within the next year; it was consequently of the highest importance that they should have the valuable assistance of experienced guardians. The Chairman and all the vestrymen present were of the same opinion as Mr Hughes, and expressed a hope that the present guardians would again accept the office. The Chairman, who was urged to serve, said he re- gretted it was impossible for him to have time to carry out the appointment as it ought, to be carried out. Mr John Ellis, lime burner, and Mr Richard Jones, 10, Marine-terrace, were named as being both eiigible for the office, and highly recommended as persons who would give material assistance to the Board of Guardians in treating upon the various questions that would come before the Board; Mr Thomas Samuel was also highly spoken of. Ultimately it was agreed to nominate the following five ratepayers to serve as guardians, so that four of them should be appointod provided same one of them refused to act:—Mr John Watkins, wine merchant, Mr Jones, Com- merce House, Mr Philip Williams, printer, Mr Richard Jones, Marine-terrace, and Mr Thomas Samuel, currier, Bridge-street. Mr Evan Hugh James objected to being assessed to tp. poor rates at t35 for his new premises in Chalybeate- terrace, as he only occupied the shop in front anti one or two other rooms at the back. He drew attention to Lon- don House and several other premises wlich were evi- dently more valuable than his, and whi^n were not assessed so high. I A lively discussion ensued between several of the rate- payers as to the position arid value of their respective premises. However, it was ultimately proposed that Mr James's premises should be assessed at half the amount of the valuation, 917 10s., until he should occupy the whole premises; but an amendment was proposed and seconded that Mr James should be assessed at 220, as the part he occupied was much more valuable than half of the pre- mises, and on being put to the vote the amendment was carried. Several persons applied to the vestry to have their rates remitted on account of poverty. Some of them succeeded, but the others were ordered to pay.—There being no other business, the proceedings terminated. THE NEW MARKET HALL. A meeting was held on Tuesday evening last at the Talbot Hotel, for the purpose of considering the scheme of building a new market hall for Aberystwyth. As it had been rumoured that the hall was to be erected near the new slaughter house, some distance from town, which would of course prove a great inconvenience to the inhab- itants and the farmers attending the markets, a very large number of tradesmen and gentlemen attended. The ehair was taken by Mr John Davies, New-street, and there were also present Captain Phelp, Nanteos, and Messrs Thomas Jones, merchant, Henry E. Taylor, Aberllolwyn, Charles Hackney, china dealer, Edward Hugh Davies, Pier-street, Thomas H. Jones, painter, Evan Williams, grocer, Evan William Jones, draper, Hugh Hughes, solicitor, E. Lawford Cole, grocer, Thomas Griffiths, Lion Tea Shop, Evan Davies, draper, John Cole, druggist, Thomas G. Thomas, draper, William Scott, grocer, Richard Morgan, grocer, Great Darkgate-street, Rowland Morgans, draper, William T. Williams, Syden- ham iffmise, Thomas Bubb, painter, Matthew H. Davies, ironmonger, Roderick Williams, builder, John Richards, draper, John Edwards, draper, John Jones, Great Dark- gate street, John Hughes (Prince Albert), Isaac Morgan Llanbadarrr, John Rees, draper, S. Hunt Thomas, of Penparkan School, Thomas Powell, grocer, David Griffiths, Market-street, John Mathias, grocer, J. R. Jones, Talbot Hotel, David Davies, E. Edwards, G. Jones, and others. A general conversation took place as to the best mode of carrying out the object of the meeting, and several suggestions were made. Mr THOMAS JOWES- thought that it would be desirable to know what the building would cost. On the question being put as to the lease of the premises on which stands the present market, Captain PHELP guaranteed that the Nanteos family would grant a lease of' the premises for 99 years at a yearly rent of 235, that being a reduction of £ 30 from the present rent paid for the market hall by Mr John Hughes, who holds it as- yearly tenant, which statement produced great applause. Mr THOS. JONES suggested that subscriptions should be solicited at once, and that a sum of not less than 21,OW should be collected and deposited in the bank before they proceeded to commence the building. Mr Taylor, Captain Phelp,. Mr Hugh Hughes, and others supported Mr Jones in his-view. It was propose?! and carried, that a document be pre- pared, stating the views of the- promoters,, which persons willing to take shares in the undertaking should sign. The-following is the form propomed: 0 Aberystwyth New Market Halt Company (Limited)--Capital not to exceed £ 2,000.—We. the undersigned, hereby agree to take the number of shares set opposite our respective names in a company about'bteiug formed for building a new market hall at Aberyst- wyth. Captain Phelp, for Nanteos, headed- the list. with 2100, or twenty shares, and was followed by Mr Thomas Jones, Mr H; Et Taylor, and others.—Mr Thomas- Griffiths, the Lion Tes, Shop, kindly volunteered, to act as wbipper-in, and proved equal to the task, for he succeeded in per- suading nearly all present to put their names down for shares, and was heartily cheered for bis zeal and courage. It was announced that shares had been, taken to the amount ofinearly £ 600. Then Captain Phelp, with a view to carry the scheme out effectually, and without delay, proposed that Messrs Thomas Jones, H. E. Taylor, Thomas If. Jones, J. R. Jones, Issac Morgan, Matthew H. Davies; J. P. Jones, Thomas Griffiths, and John Rees be appointed a com- mittee to manage the affair, which was carried unan- imously, Captain Phelp's name being added. Captain PESELP then proposed that Mr E. L. Cole be appointed secretary to the movement pro tem. Mr Cole felt rather reluctant to accept the office, but being, pressed to do so by the voice of the meeting, he said he would do all he could to-further the undertaking, and agreed. The plans of the proposed new hall, as prepared by Mr Roderick Williams, builder, were laid on the table and inspected, and.met with general approval. The building, if carried out according to the plans produced, will no doubt be an ornament to the town, besides thc- convenience it will afford as-u market hall. Mr H. E. TAYLOR proposed, and Mr M. H. DAVIES seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman, whiah brought the meeting to a close.
LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY LAST.—Eofore- J. G. W. Bonsall and C. Bassett Lewis, Esquires, Appointment of Overseers and Parish Constables, -Over- seers and constables were appointed for the several parishes within the division. Nonpayment of Poor Bates. --A,fary Jones was summoned by the overseers of the Vaenor Lower division of the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr for non-payment of 9s., poor rates. Defendant did not appear, but was ordered to> pay the rate together with costs. In default a\warant of distress to issue.—Isaac Jones, of Llanbadarn, was sum- moned by the overseers of the division of Issa-yn-dre- for non-payment of 2s. 6d., highway, and 12s. poo? rates. The defendant was ordered to pay the rates and costs. Using Threatening Langttage. -James Samuel,; of Llwyn- gronu, near Penrhyncoch, farmer, was summoned by Catherine Morris, of Penrhiw, for making use of abusive and threatening language towards her. The defendant denied the charge-and their worships ord(-red ithe, case-, to be dismissed and the complainant to pay costs.—Edward Whittington, of Commis, was summoned by Atme Oiiver, of the same place, a single woman, for using abusive- and threatening language towards her. Defendant denied the charge and the case was dismissed, the complainant.to. pay the costs.
ABERDOVEY. A CAUSALTY. -Considerable alarm seized the inhabitants of this place on.Thursday. by the appearance off the bar of the "Jane Owens" (one of our clipper schooners)1,, which only left here on Tuesday. As the weatinfer was most favourable to her continuing the voyage, conjectures were rife as to the cause of her return, and the most dismal forebodings were expressed. It appears that the vessel had struck against a led^e of rocks, some of the adjuncts of Bardsey Island? The result of the contact was- a rush of water into her. and it was only by persisteut- exoftioub at the pump that the enemy was dislodged and'kept at bay until the vessel-arrived here, where most probably she will have to unload in order to undergo repStHS,
LLANDDERFEL. PALF, HALlj;.WORKIfEN'S CLUB.—A popular entertain- ment was given by the members of tkis institute, in the Old Chapel, Uandderfel, on March 24th( when the fol- lowing programme was most ably and1 successfully gone through, the-trial from Pickwick, the.-characters being sustained by Messrs J. Samuels^ Sb- Belli, T. Evans, Williams, Proffitt, P. Jones, M. Barlow, C. Ifcinkwater, A. Swan, G. Stafford, R. M'WilEasasy and! A. Frazer- the acting was commendable, and the judge and counsels appeared 'in wigs and gowns. The appearance of Pick- wick and Mrs Cluppins excited great* laughter. Where all performed their parts so well, it would! h" invidious to particulsize :-Glee-" Ehedydd' bac.h.m;wYJ!}¡," glee choir; song-" Simon the Cellarer," MrS. Roberts; song, "The White Squall," Mr W. Proffit; glee,, MN y derri dando," glee choir; song, "Wait folks; IJ am* going to sing," Mr D. W. Jones; song, Gwnewoh poh peth yn Cymraeg," Mr TV Roberts; recitation, "Atonw the. brave," Mr A. Swa,ni-.G-lee, Ar don o flaen gwyntedd. glee choir; "The Breach of Promise-Bardell Pickwick;" song, Have you seen my Polly," Mr R. MWijfiams; song, "The Rose- of Allendale," Mr Gv. Stafford! song, Up in a ballon," Mr M. Barlow; glee, All; aaaaong the barley," glc-hoir.
PENRHYOTEUBRAETH. the 25th ult. ai-u iinquest was held before, Mr CiiiSith Jones Williams, at the Police Station, on,the body of Mr Henry Hughes,. chymist, who was found, dead iin bed on the 23rd ult. From the evidence of-Robert Jones, a cousin of the (de- ceased, it appeared that the deceased had been drinking rather heavily on the day parecedang his death. On the following morning he complained that his stomach was out of order, and witness,, at, his own request, left hica, in bed. Going up in an,hour afterwards, witness found; him in a dying state.—Dr SaoaweJ Griffiths gave it as his opinion that ths deceased had died from exhaustion.— Verdict, Died, from, nesvoius exhaustion after eiipessive drinking."
MACHYNLLETH. BENEVOLENCE.—Last week a great quantity of flannel, the gift of the Countess Vane, was distributedM>- the poor of Machynlleth, through the medium of the Rev. Geo. Griffiths and Mr R. Gillart. VAGRANTS.—On Friday Samuel Smith, Wfary Smith, Mary Ann Raiferty, and Elizabeth Clark,, were brought before C. F. Thrnston, Esq., charged by P.C. Roberts with vagrancy. The gentleman was committed for a month, and the "ladies" for three weeks, with hard labour. VE3TRY MEETING.—On the 18th March a vestry was held for the purpose of nominating guardians, overseers, parish constables, and the surveyor of highways. There were present—Mr R. Gillart (who presided), Mr G. W. Griffiths, timber merchant, Mr R. Jones, merchant. Mr D. Jones, Unicorn Hotel, Mr D, Jones, quarry agent,. Mr J, Jenkins, tanner, Mr E. Rees, chemist, and Mr A. T. Morgan, vestry clerk. Mr OiUart and Mr Griffiths were nominated to serve as guardians, and the following were nominated as overseers -Messrs E. Rees, chemist, J. Lumley, butcher, D. Owen, builder, E. Marpole, grocer, and R. Owen, timber merchant. Mr T. Morgan, who was reappointed surveyor of highways, applied for an increase of salary, but the consideration of the question was deferred until the next vestry. SUSPECTED PICYPOCKETS. -Two men, giving the names of Thomas Jones and James Smith, were charged before the Rev. J. W. Kirkham, at Mr Howell's Office on Wednes- day, with loitering about Llanbrynmair on the fair day, with intent to commit a felony. Jones was committed for seven, Smith for eight days. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY. -Present: the Rev. W. G. Davies, chairman the Rev. Thomas Davies, Mr Edward Davies, (Dolcaradog), deputy chairman, Mr C. F. Thruston, ex-officio, Messrs R. Gillart, G. W. Griffiths, John Owen, John Davies, W. Bebb, Robert Roberts, Owen Daniel, Griffith Griffiths, John Jones, Evan Jones; Mr David Howell, clerk; Mr David Evans, assistant clerk. THE MASTER'S REPORT. The MASTER, Mr Thomas, reported the number of inmates in the house to be 34, 9 males, 12 females, and 13 children. Forty-seven vagrants had been relieved during the fortnight. He reported that the Rev. T. B. Brown, inspector of schools, ha,l visited the House on the 22nd inst., and had reported that the children are still in a low state here but two boys can read, and three write, and three boys were correct in the simple rules of arithmetic. The number of children present, seven only, is very small when the population of the union is considered THE ELECTION OF MEDICAL OFFICERS. The CLERK reported that he had read an application from Dr Griffiths, for re-election as medical officer of the Darowen district. A similar application was made by Dr D. R. Pughe, for the Llanwrin district. In the case of Dr Griffiths, Mr J OHN DAVIES said that an old woman, an out-door pauper in that district, had complained to him that the medical officer had not visited her as frequently as he should have done. Mr C. F. THRUSTON thought that this should be enquired into. Mr JOHN HOWELL the relieving officer, said that two medical gentlemen had visited the pauper since the complaint was made. He had reported the case to Dr' Griffiths, who said that he had told his assistant to call, but that the assistant had forgotten it. It did not seem to' be a case of any urgency. Mr GILLART suggested that the chairman should direct Dr Griffiths's attention to the occurrence. On the motion of Mr JOHN DAVIES, seconded by Afr, EDWARD DAVIES (Dol- caradog), the re-appointment of Dr'Griiffths was agreed to. No complaint was made against Dr Pughe, who was unanimouslyfre-elected. Mr C. F. TKWJSTON suggested that in future the medical officers should attend at the meetings when their re-election was proposed, so1 as to' answer any complaint which might be preferredagaiitst them. He pro- posed a resolution to that effect. The resolution was seconded by Mr Gillart, and carried. Mr Robert Edwards was re-elected forthe Llanbrynmair district. THE VACCINATION LISTS. The vaccination lists, as amended, were laid before the Board by the registrars, but it appeared that the lists were still incomplete. The registrars complained that they did not receive the certificates from the medicaf officers in proper time, in some cases the certificates being kept back seven months; Mr C. F. THRUSTON" thought that there seemed' to' be a' great deal of laxity on the part of the medical officers, and proposed that they attend personally at the next Board, in order that some better arrangements might be decided upon. This was seconded by Mr EDWD. DAVIES (Dolcaradbg); and carried. The consideration of the vaccination lists was agstti"de- ferred. THE LFTNATIC AT COMMINS COCH. In the case of Ann Jones, a hmatic living at Comisdns Coch a report was received' from Dr Griffiths, re corn1 mending that the pauper be removed to a lunatic asylujtf.' The-Clerk was instructed to take the necessary steps. THE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. At their last meeting the Assessment Committee re" commended an allowance" of JElO to their clerk for his ser-- vices in connection with the committee last year. The committee now asked that this amount should be sanc- tioned by the-Board. On the notion of the Rev. THOS. DAVIES, seconded by Mr EDWD. DAVIES, this was agreed to. THE EQUALIZATION OF'TOOT! RATES. Mr EDWEV DAVIES (Dolcaradbg)'said that as he had en- tered into detail very fully at the previous meeting upon the equalization of poor rates- he-should content himself with simply moving the followingTesohrtions :— 1. That it is t'de opinion of this Board that the present system of imposing the payment of the balk- of' all, local rates chiefly upon the occupisrs of ratable property is, wrong in principle, and unjust towards the ratepayers. 2. That in lieu thereof this Board recommends the passing of a law, enacting that in future the payment of all rates for the support of the poor, and all county rates, shall be divided equally between tfte owners of property; the occupiers of pro- perty and the State; the landlord to pay one-third, the occupier one-third, and the State, through its rioor-law Board, to pay one-third. 3. That all metaKic mines be, in futuee, subject to the pay- ment of poor rates, and that the assessment be made on the royalty paid to the lord, which is only another name for rent. The proportion of the payment to be tlw-saime as for all other ratable property. 4. That a petition be drawn up by the- clerk, embodying the above principles, to be signed by the chairman on behalf of the Board, and forwarded to the county and borough members of the Machynlleth Union (which consists of parts of Montgomery- shire, Merionethshire, and Cardiganshire/f or presentation, re- questing them to support the prayer thereof: The resolutions were seconded by Mr Owes DANIEL. Mr C. F. THRUSTON said that he most fully and cor- dially agreed with the sentiment expressed in the first clause of the resolutions, and he considered that Mr Davies deserved very great credit and praise-for having so carefully studied the question and for-having introduced it to the notice of the -Board in such detail and in so con- cise a form. At the-same time, while-fully concurring with the tone of the first clause of the resolution, he could not agree with the mover as to the mode in which he pro- posed to remedy the evil, By that clause he proposed that in future the payment of all rates for the support of the poor, and all county rates, should be divided equally between the owners cf property, the occupiers of property, and the State. Now-in the first place eounty rates were essentially local rates; and he thought that they would never be permitted by-any Parliament to-be- included in any relief which might be claimed in the. existing law as regarded poor rates.. Even as far as the-equalization of the poor rates went, he did not think that Mr Davies could have considered the matter fully, in-every aspect. He proposed that the-payment should fee divided equally between the landloudo the tenant, and the-State but how this was to be done, he (Mr Thruston) could- net see. He illustrated the difficulty as follows :-A',landlbrd has land worth 26s. per acre,, and that land he lats at its assumed value of 26s. per asre. The land is really worth more, but it is let at that rate because the tenant is. responsible for the rates and taxes. If the tax is tclren. Gfi the tenant and placed upon the landlord, the natural conviction would be that the land had increased in value in the pro- portion of the tax paid by the landlord,, ancbtbat the rent of the tenant would be raised in proportion. It was a fallacy to say that the landlords did .not pay rates, they paid them indirectly in the terms by which, their property was let. Their great object was to try, if possible, to equalize the payment of poor rates more fairly, and to throw the burden of them upon people- who at pre- sent did not pay their fair quota, towacds the sup- port of the pooiz;, In England there were a great many holders of valuable stock,, fundied) property, &c., and what ha/ wished to propose was that. the Board should adopt a resolution which wonldi ask few a general rate throughout the country, taking the income tax as its basis, and by thig- means catch these persons who had large funded property,, and who were VKCI-1 sable- to contribute their fair towards the mtpperb.oCbhe poor. He objected also textile third clause of the, resolution, which embraced metallic- mines only. Ha wished1 that the clause should be extended to include mii-t^and' quarries, which, when worked underground, were: not fated. He also con- sidered that ro-yalty was not, affair or-jjust criterion of the ratable value of a mine,, some-properties paying ln royalties avoeaging from l-10th to J j16tn. Another diffi- culty presented itself, What would, be dene in the case of those quancy and mine owners-who. work their own mines, amViWho. paid no royalty, pueh, as, Lord Penrhyn, Mr AsshetQn. Sinith, or Captaia R. D, Pryce?" In the place of the second clause .,resoliAion, he moved that inJfeui thereof this Board recommends the passing of a law-.cmacting that, in future-, the-payment of all rates for the ,v$pport of the poor shall be raised by a national rate o tbe basis of the ilicomiq ajad instead of the third clause, that all mine^sand ,qviarries be, in future, subject to. the payment of pcor.isktes, themode of arriving at the .ratable value to be ls.fif.to the wisdom of the Govern- mer),t, Msv.GiLZuAKT seconded tt<; --ajscendment, believing that a natzveal rate based upoS jthe- income tax would better meetithe requirements of t-he case, and tend to bring about a change for the better, than would the original resolu- ticn. Mr Davies had made speaial allusion to the land- lords, but in his (Mr Gm&st's) >opinion the landlords had n&famade that great progress in. the value of their propeB- ti during the last twenty yeaas that Mr Davies had, stated. Mr Davies's calculation itad been based upon the rating, which had advanced .;duriag the last few years, but of the credence to be-phtced upoasuch a criterion he would instance a case which,had come-specially under his n&isce, where a farm rated at £ 20 in I860, had been rated aft B38 in 1865, and still tbe rent of that farm had not varied: Mr C. F. THRVS?PN desired to call attention to another difficulty which would .present itself in the division, of the, "thirds" as proposed by MF Davies, viz., in the-case of leases. In a tnl-qtlg of seven, fourtaen, or twenty-one years, if this change,was. made, the lease must necessarily become void, the-contract havin- been broken. Mr GRIFFITHS thought, it was unfair in principle-to call upon a man, paying incoane-tax upon 2100, to pay a quota to the relief of the poor. He suggested that the line should be dssawn at £ 3G0. Mr C. F. THRUSTON said that he would Seave it to the Government to work out the details. At present there were many persons. earning much less than 21W, per annum, who had tc. pay poor-rates. Mr E. DAVIES thought that by raising the rate on the basis of the incoiae-tax, no great gain would result, He wishea tip.see both rich and poor rated fairly. After-some farther discussion the amendment was put, and carried by a small majority.
PORTMADOC. Week ending Thursday, March 31st, 1870. ARRIVED.—Ann Davies, Jones; Gwen Jones, Lewis Eliza Blake, Roberts; William and Mary, Prichards; Pyre-nee, Owen; Volunteer, Evans; Ellinor Alice, Roberts; Milo, Jones; John, James, Jones; Industry, Edwards; Revival, Roberts; Ann, Roberts; Ann Jane Prichards, Williams Brothers, Thomas; Ann, Jones Honour, Minchinton Lion Hill, Roberts Taff Vale, Jones Triton, Hughes; Velocity, Williams. SAILED.—Ann and Mary, Lloyd Six Brothers, Harper; Una, Prichards; Barbara Elizabeth, Price Ajirne, Hughes; Glynn, Richards; Mary Jane, Jenkins; Dorothy and Mary, Jones; Ellen Francis, Irancis; Mary Alice, James Cordelia, Davies Jolui illiams, Jones; Laura, Davies Ocean Monarch, Humphreys; Sarah Ann, Jones John Ellis, Pugh.
ABERDOVEY. ARRIVED.—Mary, Morgans, frorn Cardigan Mary Jane, Daniel, Milford Alert, Jenkins, Dublin; Moun- tain Maid, Davies, Swansea; ( Dovey Packet, Rees Newport; Liverpool, Pugh, Sea; Jane Ellen, Rees, Aberystwyth Dovey Belle, James, London; Resolute, Jones, Cork. SAILED.—John, Ellis, for Portmadoc Agenoria, Hum- phreys, Dublin Adelaide, Hughes, Cork Nell, Morris, Gloucester; Osprey, Davies, Douglas Mary, Morgans, Cardigan; Kohinoor, Hughes, Belfast; Jane Owens, Williams, Londonderry.
The case of Dr Roberts and his assistant, who were charged with having caused the death of a woman in child- birth, was disposed of at the Carnarvon assizes on Tuesday. The charge against Dr Roberts was abandoned, and the assistant, John Griffith, was acquitted, the jury being (f opinion that his negligence was not culpable.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Apvil. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth, a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a^m. D m i 1 f kd 8 44 8 58 9 13 8 38 8 53 Sun. 3 8 58 9 13 9 27 9 42 9 7 9 22 Mon. 4 9 27 9 41 9 56 10 10 9 36 9 50 Tues 5 9 56 10 10 10 25 10 39 10 5 10 19 Wed. 6 10 26 10 40 10 55 11 9 10 35 10 49 Thur. 7 10 58 11 17 11 27 111 il tl Fri. 8 11 35 — 0 4 0 27
THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. On Thursday afternoon the adjourned twelfth half. yearly meeting of the proprietors in the Cambrian Rail- ways Company was held at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Crewe, The Hon. R. C. Herbert presided, in the absence, from, indisposition, of Earl Vane, chairman of the company. The attendance included Mr David Davies, Mr James r alshaw, Captain Johns, Mr J. A. Mann, MrW M'Ai> drew,-Mr G. H. Loxdale, directors > Mr Bancroft, Mif Ferayhough, Mr H. Hardie, Mr H. Rawson, Mr Robert ^Ir J- Robinson, Mr Potter, Mr John Allen Mr Whitehou.se, Mr Heape, Mr F. A. F'ynney, Mr Whit- tinghajw,, Mr J. Hervey, Mr J. Jardine., Mr Hilton, Mr Thompsonv Manchester; Mr O. Slaney Wynne, Peniarth; Mr Swinton Boult, Mr Nesbitt, Liverpool-; Mr Pugh, Madeley Mr Stronsberg, Machynlleth Mr A. H. Phill- potts,.London^rBoIden, Lancaster; Mr A. Howell, Welshpool > Mr W Ii. Harris, Mr PritchardyMr Thorne- ley, Mr Foxr Mr Harper, Mr Thomas Taylo* Mr Geo Lewis, secretary, Mr Elias, traffic manager, M<r George Owen engineer, Mr Alexander Walker, locon*>tivesuDer- ln rnu r Cor held, solicitor. The CHAIRMAN*1-stated that he had received a letter from Lord Vane, expressing a fear that an attack sf hemcr- rhage would prevent his attendance and that letter waa foUowed by a telegram, Starting by nine o'clock: tmim; excitement brought on bleeding again; doctor forbidfs 'ns' CaptairjPryce, .the vice-chairman, had also sent; mleSr JhlcV^d, "T unable to attend-the: mating to-day I ca-n hardly hold up my head." JLhe SECRETARY read the resolution adjoumirtr the feting at Oswestry,, and stated that the minutes oft thy Os,-estry meeting had,' been- circulated amongst the-pro-- effect acc°rdance- with a resolution passed to tha> lasT^S Sfid' °f' ?0Tirse the* great question at ih<* last meeting was the migration the directors- oat? with regard to Captain Pryce he would read as much of his-letter as referred to tfcfe subject,—" I place myself> LJ™ my colleagues, and if they think V should vacate my seat, I will-do so." That letter had'1 been- submitted to the Board, who bad: recorded the fol- lowlllg nsolution Resdved, that the resi-uation of Captain Pryce as a member of the Board be and is here- heat°)CeP Signed, JamerFfehaw,chairman." (Hear, SeCOnded thi] fèrmal proposition, and it w-âs agreed to. r SROLVSBERG read a protest-against the illegality of the O§westry meetin-, and therefore againetthis adjourn- IOOntof moved thi> ?esolutionv "That the sDectivelv 4 COmPany1 for tbe half ended re- D^Ser 1868' 3C«th Jiine,-1869, and 31st meet,:rs«- bp nnrl' Qi? 6 rePort the directors to this I afe her,e1jy adopted. As Lcrd Vane had he i former -meeting, he thought that irSSw d;if7 now by making no remarks. Mr f alshaw seconded the motion.- bor.Ee conversation arose as to an inoreasa-of the secre- Chairman added to his- motion the salarv fh ^f^ti011 of the increase of the secretary's addiHon- e^t in the hands °f the Board/' With which M !i.e motion was carried. (ifMrS1 ^tedan Inland:" director in, the place and .D" Davies ^re-elected. It was stated that the non-election of Mr Falshaw was not owing $TKf? ^denCV and at subsequent meeting Captain p^yce gentleman was- elected- in place of to a shareholder, said, this gen- tleman to- be assured that his money was all gone. A laugh.)., IHa opinion was, thai; it was not gone, somethin^ivo was v.ery glad to-see that there was honed thilt tl.ix K'ny e meeting .to-day,, and he ic reconstruction of the Board; would lead to the co-operation or a.ll Parties in prc-icoting the- best in- terests of t £ e «3mpainy. Instead of the money being all gone, he begged; to. say that this was not an insolvent com. pany, for this-obvious reason, that the-uresent income and traffic, it worked economically and ensrgetically, was suf- ficient now to pay interest on all the hied liabilities of the company; ana m= twelve months, or at the outside two years from this time, if the business of the company were carried on as it should be, they would begin to pay on the earlier preferences c'f the company. (7?ear, hear;) They I ? Bio,|,2irer'tr> r,a^s? Pre-preference capital to-the extent +'' arv'l it was of the first importance tnat this money should be raised and.be trusted that the parties representing the monied interests now present would give kll the-assistance they couM,in raising: it* The parties representing the monied interests now present would give kll the-assistance they couM,in raising: it* The security they would give upon it was: as good as that of any railway company in England. Tile interest upon it any railway company in England. TAa ip-terest upon it would be and according to the last published account they had.a nett profit of 262,MC.-clivisible-, so that 1 "f,1? co"ld be no question about the security. He trust- ed tnat the gentlemen present at this meeting wouQd assist in raising the money, so as to enable the- company to dis- enarge t-he liabilities- of all outsiders once, and then they would be afelf&erty^ without being harassed;with law, to fairly prosecute the affairs of the company. The- eompany was also in .Chancery, and a very learful expense was bemg incurred. He emphatically called-. the attention of wi? r now constituted, to thiafact, and fee trusted that they would; apply themselves to it forthwith. He was not gojng; to cry over sjilfr milk," but he would say that it need not have. been, necessary to go to Chancery. Had they, instead of- seeking out some new schema applied themselves to. carrying out the p^ovisions of the Act ofi PArliament 'the company wguld, have been in a muc&ibdtteri position than now. If' they concerted measurss so>> as. to get the Chancery cpoeeedings withdrawn, after a.simple declara- tion as to-priorities, they would be-able to. pay their debenture holders* and the shareholders wvouiki get their divideIN1ís;, It was one of the first things that, the Board should iiu-to,weerttin what the position, of parties was, and what,. measures could be adopted- to .get; the company out or tateery, and into a comm&rcial groove-, so that the sharehwiders-might get their interest,as they should'do. Mr JVKOBINSON proposed thatthe-best thanks of the meeting ;b'e accorded to the Chairman, the Hon. R. C. Herbert for presiding. M* Rawson: seconded the proposition. Me assured Mr Herbert that it. was a pleasant tfcing to. see that the first meeting rof, this company at whiat there waa anything like- corciahty anil unanimity, was under his- presidentship. e-l-&ped_ thss day might inaugurate -a.new era in the his- tory ofc the Cambrian Railway.! Company, and that &•' reconstructed! Board would lEiTy thte company into prosperous fefcure. (Applause*) j The-vote- <o £ thanks havings been, aecofded by acclama- tion,. 'I f• e ChASKXtAX in acknow^geinenksaid, he trusted the TOBete wonid not think him upteful for the vets j -T?1 ^at Se,.hopedl naost sincerely tfcat a viai±e wou in the chair, to. ueceive the next. Amid some laughter, IVfih Stponsberg announced Jhat as everything had been so .harmocaous he withdrew hi3 'c pretest."
-===0;. girths, jttaraalffsi,, ana gatfes. MA^ I AGES. "T~ SOtftnlt., at the Calvinistie Methodist Chapel, Doteelley, bf the Rev. David Evans, 1\1..A" Mr WSLLIAM J. ROBERTS, MaDO, House, Ruthin, to JANE, oijly, daughter of Mr Rich&rb JonESs, and luece of Mr Williaiii djmes, Bryn House, Dolffellev UMTHS. 15th ult., aged 54, Mx-W. R. WILLIAMS, suh-agen* Rhiwhrytl^ Quarry, Festiniog. 16th ult., aged 11 months, AMT, infant Rhug Gardens, Corwsn. ISth ult., aged 46" BryrAawel, (Jon-is, Mevvonethshirov, Mr WILLIAM F. SMITH, second son of the late Mr George Soath, Bryneglwys. 18th ult., aged T3; ^t blaafair, Harlech, Mr >1oses pgwatts, late of Gwernayon. 22nd ult., aged 84, Mr I>JIVID PARRY, High-street, Cerwen. I 22nd ult., at Aherdovey, ELIZABETH, youc^est daughfer of tbf late Capt. THOS. Jpnkxxs, of the H.E.I.C. ^iritime Service, and of Penrallt, Cardiganshire. 22nd ult., aged;63, JOHN HUGHES, ostler,. George-street Aber" ystwyth. 23rd ult,, aged'7&, Mr JOHN EVANS, Peuypark, oe;ur Llanfylli0' 23rd ult., agedj 29> Mr H. J. HUGHIS, chymist, PtairhyndeU" draeth. 23rd ult., aged 18 months, JOHN HENRY: Ht&mt son of DAVID PUEFT, tailor, Northgate-str-ietj Aberystwyth. -I 24th ult., aged 26, MARY, wife of Mr D. Humphreys niaso High-street* and youngest daughter of Capt. P-uvid Morgans, ot the Letitia, 6f Aberystwyth. 24th uiif.* aged 27, SARAH, youngest daugfe^r of Mr H Poot^< confectioner, Pier-street, Aberystwyth I t. 25tlii ult., aged 31, MARY, »i/e of Mr Rm-hd. THOMAS nain' Chalybeate-terrace, Aberystwyth. gfcfch ult., Miss HANNAH £ ones, milliaer, of 5, Marine-tertM^* Aberystwyth. 28th ult., aged 85, Euz-tBETH, wife of Mr HUGH ELLIS, Iwyd, Uandderfel, near Bala. „ 28ch ult. aged 16 mtyiths, ELLEN, daughter of Mr Ho £ wESATeSicl-PIace*Bala.. 30th ult., the wife of Mr RICHARD HUGHES ffroeer. of s James s-square Aberystwyth. b
THREATENING TO KILL. At Carnarvonshire assises Edmund Cooper pleaded to sending threatening letters to Mr Hugh Humphrey?' printer, Carnarvon. The offence arose from Mr Humphrey3 opposition to Cooper's paying his addresses to the pr°sffrf tor's daughter. In one of the letters Cooper said- hell was heated ten thousand times hotter than it is I a prepared to brave its torments rather than see her ing the young lady) married to anybody else." In PasS1p^* sentence in this case the learned Judge said: Edmd. Coop you stand charged with tlireatening by letters to kill ^.jj^ Hugh Humphreys. The chaises of "threatening to y and very many murders consequent thereon, o j much on the increase in England. You selected tried here, contrary to the advice of your friends, soner My Lord, I was not asked to be tried Baron Channel: I know you were not. I must c_ arlCl J you to four months' imprisonment with hard la".oU'^gon at the expiration of that time you must be kept fye j unless you can find security to keep the peace 'vvi ^j,e | prosecutor for twelve calendar months. In this into consideration that you have already been in,^0 he six. months.—The sentence was generally considere very lenient. — Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Worlts, Oswald westry, by ASKEW ROBERTS, EDWARD WOOD ALL, a.. ^petfar HENRY VEVABLES, and Published at 12, Bndge-st wyth, by PHILIP WILLIAMS. Saturday, April 2nd 1S7U,