THE VOTES OF CENSURE. PARLIAMENT has met, and for" the despatch of business" as the avowed object of it" meeting, but little business has been trans- acted, although ten days have elapsed since the day of its re-assembling. Statements were made by the Ministers in both Houses of Parliament with regard to the state of affairs in Egypt and the Soudan. The past action of the Jfovcrnmect and its policy for the future were clearly and ably set forth by Mr GLADSTONE in one House and by Ear; GRANVILLE in the other. The fall of Khar- toum and the death oi General GORDON, how- ever, had cast a shadow over the country which could not fail to be reflected in the halls of St. Stephen smd so the commcnco rrent of the Sessiou of 1885 ia-,is made under' uo pleasant auspices, but rather under the j c depressing influence of a general gloom. An empire's misfortune and the world's loss were to be used as the occasion of the Tory party, and so Votes of Censure again became the order of the day. There was an oppor- tunity, and it must not be lost, and so on the day after the re-assembling Sir STAFFORD NOBTHCOTE, the leader of the Opposition in the House ol Commons, gave notice that on Monday he should move a Vote of Censure which was couched in the following terms:— That an humble Address be presented to the QUEEN, humbly representing to her MAJESTY that the course pursued by her I MAJESTY'S Government in respect to the affairs of Egypt and the Soudan has involved a great sacrifice of valuable lives and a heavy expenditure without any beneficial result, and has rendered"—that is, the course pursued by the Government has rendered—" it im- peratively necessary in the interests of the British Empire and of the Egyptian people that her MAJESTY'S Government should dis- tinctly recognise, and take decided measures to fulfil, the special responsibility now incumbent upon them to assure a good and stable government to Egypt and to those portions of the Soudan which are necessary to its security." In moving this resolution Sir STAFFOEJO NORTHCOTE went over the same grotni as had been traversed in the debate in May last when he moved his last Vote of Censure. There was of course the additional matter contained in the unfortunate events which have transpired in the Soudan during the past few weeks, and the Tories no doubt thought that they could make capital out of the position. In fact, the element of doubt if it entered into the calcutations of any one was dispelled by the statement of the Mar- quis of SALISBURY at the Tory caucus which took place at the Carltou Club on Tuesday, to the effect that he and his party were ready to take office and assume the responsibility of Government in the event of the present Ministry being defeated. Of course such a statement as this gladdened the heart of such men as the Hon. LOWTHER, Mr CHAP- LIN, and Mr ASHJIEAD BABTLETT, and all such men whose thoughts and wishes and aspira- tions are for their party, and not for the State. It was not a difficult task for the PaIME MINISTER to reply to the charges brought against the Government by Sir STAFFORD NOKTHCOTE, but he did a great deal more. It had been said with less of truth than of bad taste by the Tories that Mr GLADSTONE in his speech on the first day ofthe Session had spoken of General GORDON in slighting terms, at any rate in terms not sufficiently praise- worthy and in terms unbecoming the occasion. Whether these allegations were true or not it does not signify now, but the splendid eulogium which Mr GLADSTONE pronounced on the departed hero, will last so long as the English language, and it will stand as a noble vindication of the PBIME MINISTER from the charge of apathy or in- difference. He Baid:—" The hon. gentleman has dealt with the utmost propriety and the utmost feeling on the loss which the country has sustained in the death of General GOR- DON. He stated that General GORDON had devoted his life and all that makes life valu- able to his sovereign and to his country. Sir, he might even have enlarged that eulogium, for the purpose of General GOR- DON was not limited even to those great and noble objects. His life was devoted to his Sovereign, to his country, and to the world. General GORDON'S sympathies were not limited by race or colour or religion, and in point of fact he seems to have deemed it his special honour to devote his energies and to risk his existence on behalf of those with whom he had no other tie that of human sympathy. General GORDON was a hero, and, permit me to say, a little more. He was a hero amongst heroes. For there have been men who have attained and who have deserved the praise of heroism, whose heroism notwithstanding was manifested chiefly on the field of battle or of other contests, and who when examined in the tenor of their personal life wera not in all respects heroic. But if you take the ease of this man, pursue him into privacy, investi- gate his heart and his mind, you will find that he has not proposed to himself any indeal of wealth, or power, or even fame, but that to do good is the object wh ch he has proposed to himself in his whole life, and that for that object it is his one desire to 81 end and be spent. Such is the man we have lost." We pass on now to that position of the PRIME MINISTER'S speesh, when he insti- tuted a comparison between the contentions or arguments of the Opposition when they bronght forward their Vote of Censure and the contention of the Government or argu- ment by which they met it. In almost plain words they have said, Send off an exped- ition to Khartoum to rescue General GORDON, no matte: what the time of the year is, no matter what it may cost, never mind the burning sun on the lands of Africa, heed not the thousands of miles which the British soldier will have to walk on those burning sands, heed not the thousands of lives which would be lost, or the thousands of carcases which would have to be left bleaching in the desert." The PREMIER drew a picture of the hindrances to such a march. Here it is :—" The contention of the opposite party was, as I understand it—and I must say after listening te the right hon. gentleman to-night I am confirmed in that interpreta- tion—that then and at orce it was our duty to send forward the forces of Her MAJESTY for the purpose of relieving General GORDON at Khartoum. That was the ground on which they stood in the debate of last May. Considerations of distance, considerations of climate, considerations of the terrible char- acter of those weapons which nature wields, ten times more formidable than the sword of any enemy—all these were to be cast aside, and the forces of the QUEEN were to be seut either along a railway from Souakim whiob did not exist, and which under any circum- stances it must have taken several months to create, or nlong the river Nile at a time when the water was low, and when the ascent was absolutely impossible. That was the contention on which hon. gentlemen fought last year iu May, supported, I grant, by all those appeals to sympathy and feeling for which the character of General GORDON and his exposed position atlbrdcj them the most arcple opportunities—opportunities of which they were not slow to avail themselves. What, on the other hand, was our content- ion ? We never for a moment denied that, we were under obligations to General GOR- DON—I mean obligations not in the sense of feeling only, but obligations which it might be necessary to carry out," We commend to our readers a careful perusal of the extracts which we make from Mr GLADSTONE'S speech. They are pregnant with thought and they are couched in the choicest of language. One more we give in which he justifies the action taken by the Government and gives his reasons for the advance of British troops into the Soudan. It is at once a justification and an explan-i aiion. He gives the .safety of Egypt as Lis reason, and there are many aud obvious reasons why England should be concerned for the safety of Egypt. Mr GLADSTONE also discussed the difficulties which have be- set the path of the Government, and with honest frankness he claimed for the Gov- ernment the right to plead that it was not infallible. Fallibility is the lot of humanity, and as long as mankind will last, so long will man make mistakes and err in his on- ward path. On this subject he said :—"The purpose for which we are in the Soudan is the safety of Egypt, it was for the sake of defending Egypt that we first concerned our- selves in the affairs of the Soudan. My hon. friend who moved the amendment has, in the exercise of entirely justifiable freedom, said he thought the Government had been want- ing in courage, and even in honesty. I quite understand his meaning to be our failure to resist influences that were urging us on. I am very glad to be challenged in the face of day on a point of this kind. Want of courage there may have been. Want of judgement there may also have been. It is not for me to arrogate to myself or my colleagues infallibility. The difficult- ies of this case have passed beyond the limits of political or military difficulties which I have known in the course of half a century. And I do not ask the House to believe that what we have done is necessarily right. But as to honesty of purpose, pain- ful as the course we have had to pursue haa been to me, I felt that we had no alternative. We have been bound from the first to sup- port the KHEDIVE on his throne, and at no point have we had before us the choice or possibility of return." Before this meets the eye of our readers the divisions on the Votes of Censure in both Houses of Parliament will in all probability have taken place. In the House of Lords it will be carried by a large majority, but very few persons care about such a vote in such a place. Between that august assembly and the people of these islands there is little sym- pathy and less care, and so the shot which it will fire will fall harmlessly to the ground. But with the action of the House of Commons the case is different. It represents the people, and the Government of the day must stand or fall by its decree. There will doubtless be deserters from the Liberal ranks, and the action of the Irish party is uncertain and in- determinable but despite all this we fully believe that the Government will win, and that by a substantial majority. The choice between GLADSTONE and SALISBURY is a pain- ful one to have to be made. Nevertheless the vote of the House of Commons will hare to be made on those very grounds. SALISBURY sowed the seeds of the evil in Egypt which we are now reaping, and hefis hardly the man with such antecedents as those to cure them. The lofty destinies of Great Britain would never be safe in the hands of such a man, nor would the weal of her people be a consideration for the party which he leads. Toryism means legislation in the furtherance of class interest, Liberalism is for that of the people. The people made their choice in 1880, and they will ratify that choice in 1885.
Ifafis antr Summary The nomenclatures of the new parliamen- tary constituencies, under the Redistribution Bill, will lead to many peculiar, and in some instances puzzling and even humourous alterations. For instance Sir WATKIN, if he is again returned to Parliament, will find some difficulty in recollecting that he is the "honourable member for Bromfield," which as far as sound goes, might just as well be a borough on the English side of the Border. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN will feel more at home as the representative of the Vale of Clwyd but Englishmen in the House will probably stumble at first in pronouncing the name of the fanrliar Welsh river, and in referring to Mr RATHBONE perhaps, as the member for Eifion. »
The letter of Mr. P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS published in another column will wo hope lead to something being done in Rhyl towards furthering a national movement to press upon the Government not to further delay the introducing into Parliament of the Welsh Intermediate Education Bill. For some rea- son or other Rhyl has not been so foiward as could be wished in energetically supportirg the claims of Wales to a more perfect anr! equitable system of education. However, we trust that now some action will be taken in the matter in our tOWil, in conjunction with all the other towns of the Principality. A measure for promoting Intermediate Educa- tion in Wales is known to have been prepared by the Government, and has before now been announced in the QUEEN'S Speech, and we can strongly sympathise with theGovernment under the circumstances which have occa- sioned its introduction being so Ioag delayed. B it most of the obstacles will shortly be reo moved, and nothing ought to be further allowed to stand between Wales and its just claims.
It has been ascertained tnat Mr John Thomas, manager of Ynyshir Collieries, who mysteriously disappeared, had reached the United States. The Rev. Titus Lewis, D.D., vicar of Towyn, Merioneth, has been appointed Rural Dean of Esti- maner, diocese of Bangor.
HOLLWAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT.—Travellers to nul from distant climes would do well to bear in mind that these changes and the altered diet and surroundings of their lives entail manifold risks to health. Occasions are snre to arise in which they will need a remedy such as these renownod Pills and Ointment, and no traveller by land or sea should ever fail to have a supply on hand. Then he may ruly be said to have a physician always at his call or the various emergencies of travel. Chills and fevers should be promptly treated, and the printed dirrctiDns should be carcfully studied at the commencement of any ilifor Household remedies can be safely used in ail climates
ILLEGAL CONVEYANCE OF DYNAMITE. Mr. Richard Briscoe, owner and agent of the Mar- quis, which had been used for the importation of 2,0001b. of dynamite into the Mersey, was summoned to the Liverpool police-court on Tuesday for having neglected to produce the necessary licence to the water bailiff of the river either before or immediately after the arrival of the vessel. From the evidence it appeared that on the Marquis's arrival in the Mersey from the Isle of Man she waalboarded by an inspector, who found the dynamite stored in the vessel, but ascer- tained that no licence had been taken out by the owner, as required by the Explosives Act of 1875. For the defence, it was stated that Mr. Briscoe had acted in ignorance of the law in this matter. The dynamite was on its way to the Vyrnwy waterworks, where a' ton of it was legitimately used almost overy month. The bench dismissed the case.
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. The Duke of Cambridge, presiding at the general meeting of the National Rifle Association on Tues- day, announced that, as the evening was found to be the most favourable time for firing, the council had instituted evening prizes. There would, he also stated, be competitors at Wimbledon this year from Australia and Calcutta. He thought this a proper opportunity of expressing his sense, and the sense of every man, of the conduct of the Australian colonies in coming forward in moments of danger to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Old Country. It was not true, and he took the opportunity most emphatic- ally to deny, that any impediment had been thrown in the way of this movement by the military authori- ties. Such was not the case. The military authorities were only too glad to welcome this offer, but, of course, many details had to be arranged. The report having been adopted, the Duke of Cambridge signified his willingness to accept the office of president for the ensuing iyear.
ENGLAND AND HER COLONIES. Under the presidency of Sir Charles Henry Mills, M.P., a numerously attended meeting was held at the City Terminus Hotel on Tuesday to consider the ad vantage of a more intimate relationship with our colonies. The chairman, in opening the proceedings, said tiat the meeting had been called in response to the desires of a large number of gentlemen representing influential firms in that great city, who considered that a closer connection both politically and commercially between this country and her colonies was desirable. It was impossible to find a more favourable time for forwarding this move- ment, because no fewer than four of our Australian colonies and Canada had offered their assistance in the military operations which were being carried on in the Soudan-not only offering the assistance of their troops, but also, as in the case of New South Wales, liberally undertaking to defray the cost of the expedition, thereby giving ample proof, if proof were necessary, of their desire to participate in the in- terests and dangers of England. Lord Dunraven spoke of the advantages of a close union between the mother-oountry and the colonies. He urged the desirability of a Federal Council to manage colonial affairs, and that there should be a federal fund created by taxing foreign manufactured goods im- ported into British ports for that purpose. Resolutions in accordance with the objects of the meeting were eubsequently passed.
MR. O'BRIEN'S SUSPENSION. Mr. O'Brien's suspension on Tuesday night was supported by all the Conservatives, voting to the num- ber of nearly 80, though several refrained from voting on the question. The minority was wholly Home- rulers. On the division that the question be now put several Conservatives who had not voted previously opposed the cldture being applied, and the minority was as follows: J. E. F. Aylmer, J. Barry, J. G. Biggar, J. R. Bulwer, W. J. Corbet, J. Deasy, Lord Elcho, W. Ewart, Hon. M. E. Finch-Hatton, Sir H. S. Giffard, A. Giles, J. E. Gorst, E.D. Gray, T. F. Halsey, A. S. Hill, M. J. Kenny, H. Labouchere, R. Lalor, C. E. Lewis, D. MacIver, J. M'Carthy, J. H. M'Carthy, E. M. Marum, F. Monckton, Viscount Newport, Colonel Nolan, A. O'Connor, J. O'Connor, T. P. O'Connor, J. O'Kelly, C. S. Parnell, P. J. Power, W. H. K. Redmond, C. C. Ross, W. M. St. Aubyn, T. Sexton, Lord H. F. Thynne, W. E. Tomlinson, C. N. Warton, E. Whitley, R. Winn, Sir H. D. Wolff, Hon. P. Wyndham, J. R. Yorke. Tellers, Mr. J. Redmond, Mr. Sheil. ui tno above zb are Uonservatives, one JUioerai (Mr. Labouchere), and 21 Parnellites. Prominent among the former are Sir H. Giffard, Sir H. Drummond j Wolff, Mr. Gorst, and Mr. Rowland Winn, and also two Irish Conservatives, Mr. Ewart and Mr. Lewis. Thirty-one members of the Opposition, including Lord John Manners and Sir J. Mowbray, went with Ministers. In the two subsequent divisions the Par. nellites received no other support.
FARMERS' POLITICAL INTERESTS. In moving the adoption of the report at the Annual meeting of the Farmers' Alliance on Tues- day, Mr. George Judd observed that the Agricul- tural Holdings Act having proved insufficient and unsatisfactory, it was desirable to put the demands of the alliance before Parliament and the country in the form of a new bill. The committee of the alliance were strongly impressed with the danger to the interests of agriculturists and traders which had arisen from the introduction of the new Railway Bills, and a Special Committee had been appointed to take such steps as might be deemed necessary in order to oppose those mischievous measures. The position of leaseholders at the present period of severe agricultural depression waa well known to be one of peculiar difficulty and distress. The bill which would be introduced by their Scotch friends into Parliament for the relief of leasf holders would be carefully watched and supported by the alliance. At the present time the most important work the alliance could do was to prepare for the coming General Election, with a view to securing a better representation of farmers in the new Parliament. The only prospect of success for farmers' candidates, as a general rule, appeared to rest in the selection of men who would represent the interests of both farmers and farm labourers, which were in most respects identical. The report was "adopted, as were also resolutions declaring that land lawreforms should not be postponed or set aside by warlike operations not be postponed or set aside by warlike operations in the Soudan, and calling for a bill which should provide for the rent charge, both ordinary and extra- ordinary, being paid by the owner, or that the tenant should have an indefeasible right to deduct it from his next rent.
CODIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL LAW- The Lord Chancellor received onWednesday a depu- tation from the Association of Chambers of Com- merce, who urged the Government to appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into the expediency of the codification of the commercial law. Mr. Monk, M.P., Mr. Tritton, and Sheriff Dove Wilson having spoken, the Lord Chancellor said that there was more difficulty about the matter than the deputation seemed to anticipate. There were certain subjects comprehended under the general category of commercial law which from their nature admitted of being reduced to a system with- out difficulty, such as bills of exchange and promis- sory notes; and the law of merchant shipping was practically codified, as well as the law of bankruptcy and joint-stock companies. But to take other sub- jects, such as the law of contracts and agency, there would be great difficulty in codifying such sub- jects. An attempt had been made to codify the criminal procedure of the country but it was difficult, with so many lawyers in the House, to get such a bill through. Those gentle- men thought they had something to say worth hearing and, considering the time at the disposal of the Government, it seemed almost impossible to do anything in the matter. At the same time, private members might attempt the codification of the law of insurance, for instance, which admitted of being dealt with; but the larger scheme ad vocated by the deputation was not feasible. With regard to the inconvenience felt by the conflict of English and Scotch law, as Scotchmen were very tenacious of their own legal system any change had better originate in Scotland. The Government would be quite willing to consider any well considered scheme for dealing with codifica- tion in detail, but not en bloc as proposed.
At a Conservative meeting at Pembroke, last week, Lord Charles Beresford was adopted as a Conservative candidate for the united boroughs of Pembroke and Haverfordwest, and a resolution was passed expressing admiration of his gallant rescue of Sir Charles Wilson, a copy of which is to be sent to Lady Wilson. The Liberals have chosen Mr. Allen, Q.C,, the present member for Pembroke boroughs. I
ST ASAPH DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD. The ordinary bi-monthly meeting of the above Board was held at the Court-house, St Asaph, on Saturday last. The attendance included-Sir W. G. Williams, Bart (chairman), T. G. Dixon, Esq. Edwin Morgan, Esq. Dr Easterby, Dr A. E. Davies; T. Ll. Murray Browne, Esq. Messrs W. Bell, Joseph Lloyd, T. Sleight, Captain Lean, S. J. Healey, Edward Jones, Thomas Matthews, Llewelyn Lloyd, Thomas Davies, John Roberts, J. Kendall, Lemuel Hughes, E. Williams, Thomas Jones, &c., &c.; the Clerk (Mr Grimsley), and the Surveyor (Mr Lloyd.) The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Dr Easterby and Mr T. Sleight were appointed to sign cheques for bills due. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor's report was read as follows :— Bodfari —As instructed at the last Boord, Mr Roberts and myself met the Rev. Mr Browne respecting the footpath complained of by him at the last Board, which leads from Ty'nyffordd to Ty Tydraw, through Mr Owen's (the shop) field. Mr Owen thought there would be no harm in ploughing the path, as h6 intended laying the field in grass, the same being along the side of the road."—No further action was taken in reference to the matter referred to. Dymeirchion.—The committee appointed at the last Board met on the 5th ult., on the road above Bryn Farm, and decided that the work proposed should be done at once, as it was dangerous to the public on frosty weather, and two accidents bad nearly occured there lately. The work has been done at a cost of £ 18."—Mr Edwin Morgan, as one of the committee, hoped the Board would approve of the action of the committee in itstructing the Surveyor to do the work at once. The road was in a very dangerous state and the matter was nothing new, which had cropped up lately, for he had a long time ago mentioned it to the Holywell Surveyor, who had promised to attend to his part of the work.—Mr John Roberts corroborated the statement as to the dangerous condition of the road.—The Surveyor's report was adopted. Ctim.-I beg to report that Mr Olderson, Brynglas Farm, has opened the road opposite his field on the road leading from Pwllhalog to Craiafol gate, which causes the same to be dangerous to the public. I wrote to him on the 29th ult., but up to the present time received no leply.There being some doubt as to whether f the Surveyor had written to the proper person, he was instructed to write again, and furnish another report. "nwylig Road.-As instructed at the last Board, I beg to submit estimate of cost of widening the Ddwylig road:-Manual labour, £ 35 10s.; Team, JE.54 16s; Materials, 15.-Total, £ 105 6s 6d."— The Surveyor was instructed to prepare plans to lay before the Board at the next meeting. "8t Asaplt-Tbe Surveyor suggested that a bridge over the Ffrith Cut, St Asaph, which was stated to be in a dilapidated condition should be covered with flags-Referred to a committee. PrestatYII- Erw oadllllent.-ThQ committee ap- pointed at the last Board met on the 16th inst., to examine the alleged encroachment by Mr Ellis, Liverpool House, by removing a wall opposite a house called Fenygrisia, about three feet nearer the road. I may at the iame time state that the wall R parallel with the other buildings. The committee found that there was an encroachment, and recommended that the removal of the same be ordered."—The Chairman, who was one of the committee, said there was a clear encroachment of abcut 18 inches but it could be reotified in a few minutes. As to the other alleged encroachment mentioned at the last meeting, the committee had failed to find it.—The report was adopted. LAYING DOWN PIPES. A letter was received from Mr R. Hughes, late of Elwy Hall, asking for permission to lay down a line of pipes along the road side from Vale Road to Pwllcorsog Farm.—The application was granted subject to Mr Hughes being responsible for any damage done to the roads. A COMPLAINT. The Surveyor reported that a brook running through GlaL'rafon and Pantevan fields, near the St Asaph and Holywell road, was in wet weather flowing into the road, and causing damage. He had written to Mr Williams, the owner of Glan'rafon, about it, and he had promised to see to the matter, but up to the present nothing had been done.—The matter was referred to a committee. D THE FUNDS OF AN EXPIRED HIGHWAY TRUST. A communication had been received by the Clerk (Mr Grimsley) from Mr H. A. Cope, Clerk to the late Flint, Holywell, and Mostyn Turnpike Trustees, stating that a meeting would be held at the King's Head, Holywell, on the 16th of Fobruaiy, for the purpose of apportioning the funds in hand between the various highway authorities having a claim thereto, and inviting the St Asaph District Highway Board to send some representa- tive to the meeting, to examine the accounts on behalf of the Board.—At the Chairman's request, Mr Grimsley attended the said meeting, and he now reported having checked the figures, and found them to be correct. The extent of mileage belonging to the St Asaph Board was 5 miles, 7 furlongs, and 8 yards, making the amount ap- portioned to them X48 Os 8d., for which sum he had received a cheque, which had been paid into the bank.—Confirmed. THE AUDITOR AND THE SURVEYOR. A communication was real from the Local Government Board in reference to a report n.ade by the Auditor that the Surveyor purchased materials, without receiving a written oraer from the Clerk.—Some conversation took place in refer- ence to the matter.—The Surveyor stated that he made his estimate for the year, and could not within two months, state exactly what quantity of materials would be required at a specified time of the year.- Ultimately it was agreed that the Clerk should make enquiries as to the system adopted t y other Boards. CALLS IN ARBEAR. The Clerk read a list of several townships within the district in arrears with the calls-the total arrears amounting to j6362 12s 6d. The heaviest on the list waa that of St Asaph parish, shewing a debt of X269. Mr Grimsley read a statement which he had received from the collector (Mr T. F. Roberts) stating various amounts which had been paid into the bank the previous day. The way- wardens of St Asaph appeared much surprised that the amount of arrears was so large, and some of them alleged that they had paid the call two and even three months ago.—In reply to Mr Healey, the Clerk stated that the oollector for St Asaph had given no security.-Mr Roberts: Who is responsible to the Board ?—The Clerk: The waywardens.—Mr Roberts suggested that proceedings should be taken against the waywardens.—Mr Joseph Lloyd suggested that another month should be allowed in which to pay the money and Mr Bell favoured the suggestion.—Dr Easterby suggested that a vestry should be called for the following Wednes- day. evening, at which the waywardens could examine the collector's book.—After some further discussion Mr John Roberts proposed, and Mr Lemuel Hughes seconded, that the Clerk be instructed to take legal proceedings for the recovery of the calls, against the St Asaph way- wardens, if the money be not paid within 14 days from that date.—Dr Easterby proposed, and Mr Joseph Lloyd seconded an amendment, that one calender month be inserted instead of 14 days.— On the amendment being put to the meeting, 7 voted for, and for the original motion, 14, which was therefore declared carried. THE SALARIES OF THE BOARD'S OFFICIALS. The meeting then was made special for taking into consideration an application by the Surveyor for an advance in his salary, and at the same time to consider the Clerk's salary. In support of his application, Mr Lloyd reminded the Board that the mileage of his district had increased from 96 to 120. He also referred to the highway rates which in 1880 were 6d; in 1881, 9d in 1882, 7d in 1883, 7d; in 1884, 7d.-During the discussion the Surveyor and Clerk retired from the room.-Mr Lemuel Hughes remarked that the highway rate at present in his township was equal to 9d, in the £ After a pause of a few minutes, Captain Lean said, that in consideration of the increased mileage in the Surveyor's district, he would propose an advance of 11,5 a year in his salary, but this sum, he afterwards, at the suggestion of some of the members, reduced to £ 10.—Mr Edward Jones, Dyserth, seconded the proposition. Mr Joseph Lloyd proposed an amendment to the effect that the times would not admit of any advance being made in the Surveyor's salary. This was seconded by Mr Lemuel Hughes. Upon the amendment being put, 10 voted for, and 11 against. The original motion was then declared carried, Mr Bell then proposed that the Clerk's salary be advanced £10 a year, making it X30. In his opinion Mr Grimsley, who was an excellent official, was considerably underpaid, as compared with the clerks of other Highway Boards, a long list of which he read.—Mr J. Kendall seconded the motion. In reply to Mr E. Morgan, it was stated that the increase proposed would not include extras, such as railway fares, &c. Mr Joseph Lloyd proposed, and Mr Thomas, Llewerllyd Mills, seconded an amendment, that no advance bo made. Mr Lloyd remarked that the very fact of the St. Asaph parish being iu luch I heavy arrears with the calls proved that the times were bad. Besides, they had now only six meetings a year, instead of twelve. He admitted that Mr Grimsley was an excellent Clerk, but in his opinion he was sufficiently paid. On the amendment being put, 13 voted for, and 7 against. The amendment was therefore declared carried. Mr Dixon suggested that when the Surveyor was called in and informed of the decision of the Board, he should at the same time be requested to attend a little better to his duties. There were great com- plaints about Prestatyn, that the Surveyor did not look after hip work as he ought to do, Mr Healey said he could bear out that statement The Surveyor was never seen in that district unless there was some hubbub about the condition of the roads. The Chairman (addressing the Surveyor) said the Board had decided to grant him, in consideration of the increased mileage, an increase of SIO a yeai in his salary. At the same time he had been asked to request him (the Surveyor) to throw a little more energy into his work-to be about more in the district amongst his men, and generally, to show little more vigour in his work. A PECULIAR ARGUMENT FOR REDUCING WAGEO. In reply to a question, the Surveyor stated tha4- the highest wages he paid to his men was 15a per week, for 10 hours' work per day-from 7 to 6 o'clock. Mr Healey (Prestatyn): The hours in my district are from 10 to 2. Mr Dixon (warmly) No, no, nothing of the kind. I constantly meet the man on the road; he is a decent, respectable old man. Mr John Roberts (Geinas) thought the wages too high. He only paid his men 14s. a week, and better men could not be found. He thought it very hard that the Board should pay 15s. per week +0 men who were not in any way better than those whom he employed at 14s. In reply to Mr Williams, Meliden, Mr Rober said he did not give his men Gwlyb," in additir to the 14s. Mr Joceph Lloyd said there wer6 plenty of men who would be glad to work for 12s. or 13.. a week. The conversation was then dropped. TENDERING HIS RESIGNATION. Mr Helsby, of Penybryn (one of the way war* dens of St. Asaph) wrote tendering his resignation assigning as a reason the state of his health, which made it unable for him to attend the meetings o the Board.—The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr Helaby that the Board had no authority to accept his resignation until his term of office expired, and especially until the call was paid. THE NEXT MEETING. I The next meeting of the Board was fixed to be held [on the 11th of April, the law requiring thaJ- one meeting each year should be held on a date tween the 7th and 14th of that month. On suggestion of Mr John Robarts, the Clerk was in- structed to ask permission to hold the next meeting at the Guardians' Room in the Workhouse, the Court-house being so miserably cold and uncomfort- able.
H. A. STEER, Wholesale and Family W LNE & SPIRíT JjJTSRCHANT, ALE PORTER DEALER & BOTTLER, MINERAL WATER DEPOT. 72," HIH STREET, IRHYL. THE S.P.Q.R. STORES ARE NOW OPEN. -piRSTJ.fQLASS QOODS Sold at Wholesale Prices. JTTT T> O O S E • W • Xi PBOPMBTOB, t.7, QUEEN STREET, RHYL. PECULATION AND INVESTMENT With Limited Riak. COMBINATIONS QTOCKEXCHANGECOMBINATIONS formed daily as fast as re- Or mittances reach us.—Op- erations extend from two to SPECULATORS. thirty days. Capital em- ployed frequently doubles it- Stock Exchange self in the course of ONE DAY. Dealing Simplified. Cheque for profit and de- posit remitted immedatel" Immediate a "Combination" is closed. Shares in each. Note.—In no case is Profits divided there any risk or liability of any nature beyond the PRO RATA. amount remitted to us at the onset. By our System of Speculation our clients' liability is strictly limited at the opening of a transaction the measure of profit, in the event of success, is UNLIMITED. 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And ALLTATIONS of any of the above enumera- ted descriptions of Properties and Effects for the purpose of Probate, Mortgage, Compensation, Eutranchisement, Division or Exchange. The LETTING of Furnished or Unfurnished Resi. dences, Farms, Shooting and Hunting Quarters and Building Land. FNA ENTORIES of Furniture, Fixtures and Effects made and Checked. RENTS Collected and Estates Managed. MORTGAGES procured on Freehold, Leasehold and Copyhold Properties. SURVEYS made and PLANS prepared. Terms may be had on application to the AUCTION AND ESTATE JAGENCYY BRIDGE STREET, CARNARVON ..UTGD-Ib. WK. HUGH OWEN. RHYL POOR RELIEF FUND. THE TREASURERS thankfully acknow- ledges receipt of the following Subscriptions in aid of the above fund :— £ s. D. Amount already acknowledged 34 0 0 Miss Edwards, Bodfor street 1 0 0 Rev. C. Whitaker 1 0 0 < IJ'" 0 0 MR. E. SMALLEY, RON. TREASURES. NERVOrs DEBILITY. DEAFNESS, JL/ NOISES IN THE EARS, AFFECTIONS OF THE EYES, and other bodily ailment". Sufferers should send for REV. E. J. SILVER- TON'S WORK on these complaints (275th Thou- sand), containing valuable information. Post free or Six Penny Stamps. None should despair. Note the address, REv. E. J. SILVERTON, 16 to L9, IMPERIAL BUILDINGS, LUDGATE CIRCUS, LONDON, S.C. 21, HIGH STREET (OPPOSITE THE POSl OFFICE), RHYL. WILLIAM JONES ing tiken t'ae above premises (lately carried on v Mrs THOMAS HUGHES in the Drapery business; rs to intimate to the inhabitants and visitors pf and neighbourhood that the establishrtiat henceforth be conducted in the (i. R, 0 C E RY BUS I N lf3 S G, "nes and Provisions of the finest qualicie wll b< -old the lowest possible prices. !t., .e Address: — LGH STHEF.T (OPPOSTTV, TTTK POST OFFICE) HHYL. UPLcri priori Of Printing Executed "Advertiser" Office I 'i:OM STREfT ,LONDON (. 'X'K5\ OR BHARES BOUGHT OB SOIDS AT ,'ABKET PRICES. Cr r.ATIVB ACCOUNTS OPENED FROM £ P; R CENT. COVER. JPTIONS GRANTED AT MARKET PRICES. CI,TENTS GIVING REFERENCES ARE NOT BE QUIRED TO PAY ANY COVER IN ADVANCE. PROSPECTUS AND INVESTMENT CIR. CULAR FORWARDED HY T PROPRIETORS. i AND SHARE BROKERS. j Sale by Auction. 32, WATER STREET, RHYL. MESSRS. CLOUGH & CO., Beg to announce That they have been favoured with instruc- tions from the Owner, who is leaving the neigh- bourhood, to OFFER FOR SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises as above, on TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 1885, the Useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and Effects. Comprising Mahogany Sideboards, Mahogany hair-seated Couches, Gents', Ladies', and Single Chairs, Dining and other Tables, Pier Glasses in gilt Frames, Ornaments, Carpets, &c. Iron Brass mounted Bedsteads, Palliasses, Feather Beds, Bolsters, and Pillows, Wool and Flock Mat- tresses, Chests of Drawers, Dressing Tables, Look- ing Glasses, Washatands, and Sets of Toilet Ware, Towel Rails, Chairs, Linen, Carpets, Window Poles, & &e. Together with a Mangle and the usual Kitchen and Culinary Utensils. The Lots can be viewed on the Morning of Sale, which will commence punctually at ONE o'clock. NOTICE.—The Auctioneers have permission to receive entries of small quantities of Surplus Furni- ture for this Sale, which can be made to Mr JAMES DAVIES, Gwynfa Villa, Rhyl, up to Saturday, the 28th February. Estate Offices: DENBIGH and RHYL. TO be LET from Lady Day about half an acre of LAND situated at Bryntirion. THE PERTH DYE WORKS—AGENT WANTED in Rhyl.- Apply to P. and P. CAMPBELL, 85, Bold Street, Liverpool. T0 LEND ON GOOD SECU- dbOUUU RITY, In Sums from £ 10q upwards.—W. W. PARRY, Solicitor, Brighton Road, Rhyl, and Burslem, Staffordshire. pi OOD GARDEN SOIL on Sale. Also good V)T Garden to be LET, close to town.—Ap- ply to R. OWEN, 9, South terrace, Newtown. 4m7 TO LET—House and Shop, situated in a good thoroughfare. Possession may be had 1st March or 1st May.—For further particulars ap- ply to X," Advertiset Office, Rhyl. HOUSES TO LET. — Numbers 2, 6, and 7 South Terrace, Newtown.—Rent 4/ weekly clear of rates and water.—Key at No. 1. TO LET at South End Villas, Kimnel and Elwy Street, TWO HOUSES at £ 19 10s rent, each. Apply to Mr JAMES DAVIES, Estate Agent, Rhyl. OUSES TO LET IN PRESTATI N.-Con- veniently situated, within easy distance of lailway station and beach.—For particulars apply to Mr E. HUNT, Laburnum House, Prestatyn. [ollml CATrLE FENCING. —For SALE, 100 Iron Oattle Hurdles, 6ft. long, with 5 bars and screws for fixing; quite new. Price, 3s. 8d. each, carriage paid Sketch sent. -STABY & Co., 6, Livery street, Birmingham. [13all ARMY SERVICE. YOUNG MEN wishing to JOIN HER MA- 1 JESTY'S ARMY will, on application at any l'ost Office in the United Kingdom, be supplied, without charge, with a Pamphlet containing de- tailed information as to the Condition of Service and advantages of the Army, as to ray, Deferred Pay and Pensions. Great prospects of Promotion are offered to eli- gible Young Men. Applications can be made, either personally or by letter, to the Officer commanding the I'ojrimen- tal District at Wrexham, or to the nearest Volun- teer Serjeant Instructor or other Recruiter. Recruits, if eligible, can be enlisted for any arm of the Regular Service they may select. [52-2 BRYNTIRION, HHYL, NOHTH WALES, TO BE SOLD OR LET FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. THE House stands in about 3 acres of grounds. There is a large tennis lawn and extensive fruit garden (iCntaining vineries, peach house, forcing pits, melon house, &c. The house contains 10 Bedrooms, Dining Room, Drpwing Room, Morn- ing room, Lady's Boudoir, Billiard Room, and 11 Smoke Room two large Bath Rooms; Butler's Pantry, Servants'*Hall, House-keeper's Room. Kit- chen, Scullery, Larder, Cellarage, &c. Stabling for five horses, Harness Room, Coach House, Groom's Rcom, and Dwelling for Coachman. For terms, &c., apply to Messrs BAILEY AND NEEP, 77, Lord Street, Liverpool, or to A. KELSO, ESQ., Bryntirion, Rhyl. TO CONTRACTORS. CONTRACTS are required for a BRIDGE and SLUICE, near the Alkali works, at Prestatyn. Plans and Specifications can be seen at the Office of MR. WILLIAM BELL, BODRHYDDAN, Rhyl. Tenders to be sent to the said Office on or before the 10th of March. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. TO MORROW REV. WM. FOSTER, B.A. WILL PERACH. Services Sunday, 10.30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m Wednesday, 7-30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7-30 p.m. Organist—G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernleigh. ^TH RI S "T QHURnH, J^H YL. (PASTOR REV. D. BURFORD HOOKE). During the Erection of the above Church, in Water Street, there will be SERVICES AT THE TOWN HALL. TO-MORROW, (SUNDAY) REV. D. BURFORD HOOKE, (Paetor.) Will Preach—Morning at 11 Evening at 6.30. Collection at each Service. Week-even Service on FRIDAY, at 7 o'clock in Queen-street (Welsh) Congregational Chapel ENGLISH PRESBYTEKIAN CHAPEL BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. r'J BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. REV. E. LLOYD JONES, Rhyl. 'WILL PREACH TO-MORROW. Services, Morning at 10-30. Evening 6-30 Collections after each service. THE RHYL ADVERTISER May be had from the Proprietors, AMOS BROTHSBS By Post. Delivered in Town. P. D. One quarter 1 8 Half-yearly 3 4 Yearly 6 8 S. D, One quarter 1 1 Half-yearly 2 4 Yearly 4 2 TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondents are requested to give theirname and address when sending communications. Orders, Advertisements, &c., to be addressed to the Publishers; and all cheques, P.O. Orders, &c. to be made payable to the Proprietors, Amo, BROTIIERS Advertiser Office, Rliyl. To ensure insertion all correspondence should be received not later than noon on Thursdays. We cannot undertake to return rejected manuscript
From a report in another column it will be seen that the Wardens of the St Asaph Highway District increased the salary of their Surveyor by .£10 a year. They did it on the ground that an increase of 24 miles had taken place in his mileage since his appoint- ment. An increase of work always demands an increase of salary, and so we think that the waywardens acted wisely in the view which they took. It is true that the motion was only carried by a majority of one, but that can be explained by the knowledge that there was a general desire on the part of the members of the Board to enlighten the burden as much as possible which now presses so heavily on the ratepayers. In accordance with this general desire they refused to increase the salary of the Clerk. In his case no increase of work could be pleaded, but rather the opposite, for as the Board only meets once in two months his work has been diminished. It was however a pleasing incident in the meeting to hear the general approbation which was freely and willingly expressed with regard to the valuable services which these two officers render to the Board, and we gladly supplement our report by stating that feelings of regret were expressed that the Surveyor could not have a larger increase made to his salary and that the Clerk could receive none. Hopes were expressed that with the advent of better times a better salary in both cases could be allowed. »
Four witnesses from Southampton, whose recol- lection takes them back to the German mail steamer Donau bringing dynamitards to Southamp- ton, have been to London and identified the prisoner Burton. At Sheffield a cutler named Smith has been sen tenced to two months' hard labour for cruelty to a >iid aged 10 months, the son of a woman with whom- he lived. He held the child out at arm's length and beat it unmercifully about the face with his fist. For months the child has been subject to gross ill-treat- ment. At the London Mansion House on Tuesday, the Marquis of Lome was presented with the freedom and livery of the Tin Plate Workers Company as a mark of their appreciation of the statesmanlike policy shewn by him during his tenure of office as Governor- General of Canada. The emblazoned scroll was con- tained in a box of pure tin, made by one of the mem- bers of the company. The Marquis returned cordial thanks for the honour bestowed on him. Not less than 248 private bills will be submitted to Parliament during the current session. At a meeting on Wednesday of the City of London Conservative Club it was unanimously resolved "That the vacillating conduct of her Majesty's Go- vernment in the administration of public affairs has created unnecessary difficulties in every q :ai ter of the globe, and has led to the useless sacrifice of many valuable lives and to a vast expenditure, of money, and that therefore they have deservedly forfeited the confidence of the country." The meeting also passed the following resolution "That the death of General Gordon is to be attributed solely to his betrayal and desertion by her Majesty's Ministers, hnd that therefore the most fitting memorial to the hero of Khartoum will be their immediate expulsion from office." ♦—
RHYL I' PLEASANT EVENINGS." The ninth Pleasant Evening" was held in the Town Hall, on Monday evening last. In addition to the attractions of the excellent pro- gramme provided, much interest had been created by the announcement that the members of the Rhyl Brass Band and their friends would take advantage of the meeting to present their leader- Mr D. Owen-with a beautiful silver cornet as a token of their esteem, and their appreciation of the services he has rendered for many years. For some days previous to the entertainment the instrument was on view at Mr D. Trehearn's library, and attracted the attention, and drew forth the admiration of many a passer by, and as a con- sequence the room was crowded, and the later arrivals had to be shewn to the gallery. The chair was occupied by Mr W. R. Williams, solicitor, Richmond House, who in introducing the proceedings delivered a very suitable address, in which he spoke of the good that must inevitably flow from such gatherings. The following is the proramme:- ) Hymn, Stand up for Jesus." the Audience Brief Address, the Chairman Overture, the band Recitation, "Out in the snow," Mies Williams; Song, Love's request," Miss W. M. Jones (M' chester); Song, The missing boat," Mrs J. P. Lewis; Pianoforte duet, Misses A. M. Wil- liams and Rowlands; Duet, Flow gently Deva," Messrs W. M. Jones, and O. Edwards; Song, Mrs Suffield; Address by the Rev. Hugh S. Griffiths (of Bangor) Song, (Welsh) Mrs J. P. Lewis Song, The sailor's grave," Mr W. M. Jones; Presentation, (see note below) Rev D. Burfoii Hooke Selection, the band Song, Tricky," Mr. Alf. Sandoe; Recitation, Sergeant Buzfuz's address," Mrs Suffield; Song, "Death of Nelson," Mr W. M. Jones National Anthem. Mr Griffiths' address bristled with sharp say- ings and amusing quotations, which repeatedly convulsed his audience with laughter. The presen- tation to the leader of the band took place, as will be seen, early in the second part, and was made by Mr Hooke, who expressed the pleasure he felt in carrying out the wishes of the members of the band, and discharging so pleasant a duty. His only regret was, that he knew, until a few days ago, noxt to nothing of the services rendered bj Mr Owen, and for this reason he almost wished a more competent person had been selected. But he had made enquiries, and one person had told him that Mr Owen had done what no other parson had done before in Rhyl, namely, kept a band together for upwards of six years. Now that was not an easy task or small achievement, great difficulties had to be contended with and overcome. Undoubtedly music bad great charms, but unfortunately the Evil Genius of music would now and again enter the circle of band, and choir, and sow the seed of division and disunion-that was a difficulty that had to be met. Then again from time to time members of the band would have to leave the town and thus sever their connection with the band, and those who came to take their places, would not perhaps evince the same interest in its welfare. All these difficulties Mr Owen had for six years sur- mounted, and the band was to-day as strong and nnited as ever. He was also told that their leader never blew his own trumpet," that is the servicer he had rendered were not given with the view of gaining applause, but for the benefit of the band and the town generally. He had displayed a spirit of humility and disinterestedness which w". most commendable. In the next place he was in. formed that Mr Owen had composed some very nice marches which had been played in and about the town by the band the one entitled Rhyl" being one of great merit. He had also arranged some Welsh Melodies for the use of the band. He had thus found out that Mr Owen had devoted himself and his talent with much energy and perseverance to the welfare of the band, and that of the town also, and that being the case it waa not to be wondered at that the members of the band felt a desire to show their appreciation of his disinterested efforts; and that when this fact be- came known, friends outside should come forward and ask to participate in doing honour to whom honour is due. He had, therefore, much pleasure on behalf of the band and others to ask his accept- ance of that beautiful silver cornet and case; and in doing so, to express the hope that he may long' live and enjoy health, to so successfully conduct the band in the future as he had done in the fast, and as he had so nobly refused to blow his own trumpet" may he long live to blow his own cornet (cheers).—Mr Owen feelingly responded, thanking the band, the friends outside, the audience for their evident sympathy, and Mr Hooke for his kind words. It is hardly necessary to say that the programme was admirably rendered—the vocal and instrument* al music being of a high order. At the close of the proceedings a cordial vote of thanks to the Chairman for his genial conduct in the chair was suitably moved by the Rev D. B. Hooke, and appropriately seconded by Mr James Taylor, and carried with cheers. •
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