J. ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY—Present:—Capt, Howard, Major Birch, Messrs B. Littler, S. Perks, Rhyl; A. E. Davies, Joseph Lloyd, John Kendall, St. Asaph; Wm. Ellis, J. D. Jones, David Edwards, Abergele; Wm. Williams, Prestatyn R. Davies, E. Angel, Denbigh; D. Davies, Henllan; Wm. Jones, Llanefydd; Thomas Morgan, Cwm; John Hughes, Llanfair; William Bell, Rhuddlan W. M. Clarke, Abergele. THE EETIBING CHAIRMAN. The Clerk stated that this being the first meet- ing of the new board the first business would be the election of a chairman. Major Birch said that before they proceeded to elect a new Chairman he should like to record how much they appreciated the attention the late Chairman gave to the business of the board, and the judgement and tact with which he conducted the duties. Mr Pennant regretted he could not be present that day, for he had a prior engagement of six weeks standing. He (Mr Birch) regretted that Mr Pennant would not be able to take the chair again as he was going abroad for twelve months. It conclusion he proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Pennant for his services in the past. This was carried with loud applause. Mr W. Bell proposed:a similar vote to the Vice- Chairmen, remarking that however faithful the Chairman had been, the Vice-Chairmen had been equally faithful (cheers). Mr Clarke and Mr Morgan briefly thanked the board for its kind expression of opinion. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Major Birch next proposed Mr Dixon as Chair- man for the ensuing year. That gentleman had been most assiduous for many years as a guardian. He had no doubt Mr Dixon, from his large amount of common sense, consummate tact and vast experience would do credit to the chair, and do his duty equally towards the poor and the ratepayers (loud cheers). Mr Morgan had great pleasure in seconding the proposal. He had known Mr Dixon since he (Mr Morgan) was no higher than the table, and they could not get a better guardian. The motion was carried unanimously with loud and continued applause. Major Birch proposed r .d Mr R. Davies seconded Mr W. M. Clarke as senior Vice-Chairman, and Mr Wm. Bell proposed and Mr Angel seconded that Mr Morgan be re-elected junior Vice-Chairman. Both motions were carried nem. dis., and both the re-elected Vice-Chairmen returned their thanks for the continued confidence of the board. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. Assessment Committee-.—R. J. Sisson; Captain Howard Mr Edwin Morgan Major Birch Mr J. D. Jones Mr W. M. Clarke Mr J. Roberts, I jreinas) Mr J. Roberts, (Foxhall); Mr J. Ken- al Mr E. Angel; Mr S. Perks Mr J Hughes. School Attendance Committee.—Messrs. Howard; Pennant; E. Morgan; Birch; Bell; Morgan (Cwm); J. Lloyd; T. Lloyd, (Llansannan) B. Littler W. Williams T. Parry. Finance, Contract, and Vaccination Committee.— Messrs. E. Morgan; W. M. Clarke Wm. Bell; R. Davies; T. Winston; J. Roberts, (Geinas) Joseph Lloyd Edward Angel; Wm. Ellis; D. Edwards J, Kendal; B. Littler. Visiting and Lunacy Committee.—Messrs.^ Pen- nant P. W. Yorke W. Price Jones R. J. Sisson E. Morgan E. W. D. Broughton; A. E. Davies; R. Davies J. Kendall; T. Morgan S. Perks; J. Roberts T. Winston B. Littler W. Williams. SANITARY BUSINESS. The next question was whether the board would relegate the duties Sanitary Authority to a com- mittee. Mr Joseph Lloyd proposed that the duties should not be relegated. It worked very well last year as conducted by the whole board. This was seconded by Mr David Edwards. Mr Bell moved an amendment, that the duties be entrusted to a committee, which was seconded by Mr Bir >.h.—On a division Mr Lloyd's motion was carried by 9 votes to 8. REFRESHMENT AT THE WORKHOUSE. A letter was read fom the Local Government Board stating that no objection would be raised to the supplying of refreshment to Guardians travelling a Jong distance to the board, on their paying cost price. The charges, however, must be entered in the books of the Union. THE AUDITOR AND THE RELIEVING OFFICES AGAIN. A letter was read from the Local Government Board regarding a disallowance of £1 7a. in the accounts of J. Jones, relieving officer for St. Asaph district,in respect of school fees granted to a person named Ann Edwards, in the Parish of Rhuddlan, but whose child had failed to attend school suffi- ciently often. While stating that the auditor's disallowance was quite legal, the hoard were willing to allow it to be refunded to Mr Jones, the board exercising its powers of equity granted by law. THE PROPOSAL TO SEND THE CHILDREN TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL. Mr Joseph Lloyd submitted a ioport he had pre- pared on the above subject. The committee ap- pointed to consider the matter had not met, but he (Mr Lloyd) had shewn the report to several mem- bers that moming,and they seemed to approve of it. In the course of the report, based on information obtained from the Rev. Glamffrwd Thomas, Mr Lloyd stated that the cost of sending 20 boys (which wxs the average number in the house) to a day school would be -67 13s per annum. At present they paid the Union School Master £40 per annum, and £26 in rations. Towards that the Local Govern ment Board allowed £25. He considered it would be a great saving to the ratepayers and more bene- ficial to the boys themselves, to send them to a day school. Dr. Davies, was in favour of the suggestion as well as several other Guardians, but as the com- mittee had not considered the question, it was ultimately agreed that they should meet that after- noon, and report to the next board. The School Master's term of notice expiring on this day, he was requested to remain on duty for another month.
RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before T. G. Dixon, Esq. T. Murray Browne, Esq.; and Dr. W. T. Girdlestone. SETTING THE JUSTICES AT DEFIANCE. Ann Hughes, wife of W. Jones Hughes (a.wel1 known character) summoned John TVilliams, equll y well known, particularly under the cognomen of cc Jack Sarn, with assaulting her on Thursday morning, the 9th inst.—Mr C. W. Bell appeared to defend. W. Jones Hughes (plaintiff's husband) applied for an adjournment, as his solicitor (Mr Edward Roberta) was unavoidably absent, on account of having to attend the County Court at Bangor that day. Mr Bell opposed thp application. His client had been summoned there to answer a charge, and was quite prepared to do so, having biought together seven witnesses. The case was a very simple one, and ought not to have been brought before their worships at all. Mr Jones Hughes said he also had witnesses, but some of them could not possibly attend that day. Mr Bell said if the costs of the day were paid by Mr Hughes he would acquiesce in the application for adjournment. Mr Hughes said he would pay if he lost the case. The Clerk: Mr Hughes knows all about it as well as a lawyer. Mr Bell: Oh yes, Mr Hughes can conduct the case right enough. Mr Hughes: But Mrs Hughes cannot, and I will Iiot be allowed. At the request of Mr George, Mr Bell named his witnesses, when Mr Hughes said: They are all blackguards who were drinking with him (the defendant). The Chairman What do you say ? Mr Hughes They are all blackguards, sir. The Chairman You have no right to epoak like that. Mr Hughes But I can prove it. The Clerk Are you going to pay the costs of *o-day. Mr Hughes: No. The Chairman Then we must go on with the case. v Mr Hughes I will withdraw it, and take out another summons. The Chairman But we will not allow it. Mr Hughes (to complainant): Do not give any evidence till Mr Roberts comes- The magistrates consulted with their clerk, who afterwards asked Mr Bell what he had to say. Mr Bell said he opposed the application and would ask their worships to hear the case on its merits, and dismiss it. He thought it was an iu- sult to their worships for a complainant to refuse to go on with a case, when they refused to adjourn it. Mr George But can you show any authority by whioh a complainant can be compelled to give evi- dence. Mr Bell said he could not. Mr George then asked if it would not be better to allow the case to stand adjourned till the next sessions, a.nd let the question of costs to abide by the direction of the court. Mr Bell agreed to that course. Complainant and her husband were then bound over, together with the defendant, to appear at the next sessions. Mr Hughes asked for half an hour's tima to pro- cure the money to pay the costs of the recogniz- ances, which was ultimately allowed, Mr George adding If the money is not paid in half an hour at my office, a county court summons will be issued. Mr Hughes Very little I care about that, sir (laughter). Mr Geoige (smiling) What I want you to understand is that the money must be paid. Mr Hughes All right sir, I'll pay.
CLERICAL TRAINING IN WALES. CONFERENCE AT RHYL. On Friday the 10th inst, an influential con- ference of the clergy and laity of the dioceses of St. Asaph and Bangor was held at the National Schools, in this town, in furtherance of the appeal now being made by the Board of St. David's College, Lampeter, for a sum of £10,000-.£5000 for new buildings, and £5000 for the lectureship and scholarship fnnd. The Bishop of St. Asaph presided, and amongst these present were the Bishop of Bangor, the Deans of Bangor and St. Asaph, Archdeacons Smart, Foulkes, and Evans, Principal Jayne, and a. large number of other clergymen, together with Earl Powis (President of the North Wales University College), the Right Hon. Cecil Raikes, M.P., P. P. Pen- nant, Esq., Major Cornwallis West, Col. the Hon. Sackville West, &c. The Rev. D. Williams, Llaniyrnog, read letters of apology for non- attendance from Mr Hesketh, Gwrych Castle Canon Thomas Meifod the Rector of Llanbedr, Ruthin; Capt. Cole, Cerrigydrudion; the Rector of Bodfary; Rev D. Silvan Evans, Machynlleth; and others. The Bishop of St. Asaph, who was heartily cheered on rising, in openii g the meeting said that the excitement in connection with the es- tablishment of the North Wales University had hardly subsided, and to the appeal then made the country had nobly responded. He remembered a time when there was quite as much excitement in connection with the establishment of Lampeter College. His lordship gave the history of the establishment of that college and its progress up to the present time. The appeal now being made was occasioned through the energy of the principal and his co-wardens, and it was equally worthy of the support of those present to any appeal of a similar nature that had ever been made to them. The principal and his co-wardens filled not only the college with students, but also every house in the town at which they could be lodged, and turned stables and coach-house into a preparatory school, containing already from sixty to seventy boys. Of the amount asked one moiety would go towards the enlargement of the buildings, and the other moiety towards improving education in arts, by providing a lectureship and scholarship fund. The Lord Bishop of Bangor, who was also loudly cheered, proposed the following resolution "That this Conference of clergy and laity pledge themselves to do their utmost in their various localities to make the wants and aims of St. David's College, Lanpeter, more thoroughly known, and appeal to friends of religious education in North Wales to support the movement in favour of raising £10,000 asked for by the College Board viz. £5,000 for new Buildings which are absolutely ) necessary and £5,000 for the Lectureship and Scholarship Fund." His lordship said he had nothing to add to former utterances of h's on the same question last year, and which had been published in pamphlet form, and distributed amongst them. He had sufficient confidence in the position of the Church—as the true Catholic Church—not only to carry out tho command of the Divine Savkur to preach the Gospel to every creature, but also to realise her responsibilites. If the Church—the individual members thereof— failed to educate her clergy in the highest and most enlarged sense, it would not be true to its fposition and privileges (applause). The College at Lampeter had been established about 60 years ago, and then had done a large amount of good work, and the Church in the Principality was particularly indebted to it At no time did that College hold a higher position and retain greater confidence than at the present (hear, hear.) From time to time he was coming into contact with young men who had recently come from the Collage, and they with one consent testified how much the tone of the College had been raised applause.) The number of students making it absolutely ('necessary that something should be done to enlarge the building and to meet the require- ments in other ways; so as to still more increase efficiency. The students at Lampeter at the present time were also drawn from all parts so that a larger area was deriving benefit from the College. They as Churchmen must look to their responsibilities in this matter, and follow that which their conscience told them was the true and proper course (applause.) Earl Powys, who was loudly cheered on rising, seconded the proposition. Lampeter College, he said, had been founded by the late Bishop Burgess, at a time when it was almost impossible for young men who decided to devote themselves to the ministry of the:Church in Wales to avail them- selves of the opportunities for higher learning afforded by the. Universities. The establishment of University Colleges in Wales did not ma.ke it desirable to do away with Lampeter College, and he was there that day to testify by his presenoe that there was nothing antagonistic to the Bangor Col- lege in the movement which that meeting had been called to support (applause). Principal Payne (of the Lampeter College), who received quite an ovation on rising, next addressed the meeting in support ef the resolution. He at considerable length spoke in favour of the main- tenance of Lampeter College on the ground of its comparative antiquity, because it provided the advantages of a residential collegiate course, and because it was a religious centre. He concluded by announcing that the Arohbishop of Canterbury had promised to attend for the purpose of laying the first stone of the new building. The Rev. the Warden of Ruthin having also spoken in support of [he resolution, it was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. The Right Hon. Cecil Raikes, M.P., who was very cordially received, next proposed: ''That an Organizing Committee be formed to carry out the objects of this Conference." The hon. gentleman said that he had come some little way to take part in that meeting, and to do so he regarded not only as a privilege, but something of a. special duty. The Lampeter College had a great claim upon all who loved the Church in Wales, and as the first representative of one of the older Universities that had, at least for some years, lived in Wales, he felt it would have been a dereliction of duty on his part not to attend (applause.) An present must have been impressed by what they bad heard from the previous speakers, as to the amount of work done in the College, and its prospects of rapidly increasing usefulness. The success attained during the last two years was almost incredible—the teaching staff doubled; the number of students doubled; rooms in college furnished ten houses in Ithe town furnished partly for students, partly as boarding-houses and hostels for pupils of the school; jiut a year ago the Proffessor's stables and coach-houses were converted into excellent and well-equipped tchoolrooms, and the school already numbered about 70 pupils &c., &c. They could not find anything parallel to it in the history of England. Such a state of things was a most satisfactory, most complete, most crushing reply to the statements of those. who said that the church in Wales was dead (applause.) He hoped that the present movement tj increase this centre of the influence of the church in Wales would be well supported. Principal Jayne was deserving of their support and entire confidence, not only on hereditary grounds, but on account of his own per oual character and superior abilities (applause.) The presence of Earl Powys at the meeting that day. and the able speech which he delivered, showed that there was entire freedom from any prospect of collision with either of the newly-established universities In the Principality. He regarded the Welsh Universities, though they had that great name, as training schools for boys from 16 to 18 years of age, preparatory to a further course of education in the older universities. And as to the Lampeter College, the course of training there being chiefly theological, began where the North and South WalesUniveisities left off (hear, hear ) He was glad to see the Principal of Lam- peter College supported by the President of the North Wales Universisy College (applause.) He could not imagine a more harmonious combination (hear, hear.) The schools at Lampeter College also supplied a means of higher education to those who could not afford to go to Cardiff or Bangor Colleges. He hoped that in the future the glory of the Welsh Education would be revived (ap- plause.) The movement was thoroughly deserv- ing of support (applause.) Colonel the Hon Sackville West seconded the proposition,and as one who had takena great inter- est in the foundation of the College at Bangor, he testified that there was an entire absence of any antagonism between the two colleges, Bangor and and Lampeter (hear, hear.) He argued the neccessity of "supplementing Government-aided schools—which of necessity must be secular in their education—with colleges like Lampeter, residential colleges with a thorough religious teaching (applause.) Archdeacon Evans and the Rev. P. Constable Ellis supported the resolution, and it was carried unanimously. Major Cornwallis West next moved the following resolution That this Committee consist of .the following gentlemen from the two North Wales Dioceses, with power to add to their number." (The names were mentioned by the proposer). He suggested that the two bishops should annually appoint a Lampeter Sunday, so that the poor man should have au opportunity of contri- buting his sixpence or shilling as well as the well- to-do their pound. Archdeacon Smart seconded the motion, which was carried. P. P. Pennant, Esq., then moved the following resolution:—"That the Rural Deaneries in the Dioceses of St Asaph and Bangor be invited to form Local Committees to co-operate with the General Organising Committee." This was seconded by the Rev. Canon Richardson of Corwen, and carried unanimously. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to chairman. The sum of -6724 was promised in the room, in addition to £500 from Mr Crawshay Bailey £100 each from the Bishops of St David's, St Asaph, and Llandaff, Mr Hesketh, and other sums pre- viously promised.
ST. ASAPH. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. —Mr Wood, in a, late issue of the Argosy," has given a very interesting ac- count of his recent travels through the most pleis- ant parts of North Wales and he has particularly given his opinions about St. Asaph, and its immediate neighbourhood. Another gentleman from London visited Saint Asaph last week, but in ajfdifferent capacity and with a different object. He came to visit the scene of his early childhood, and the place where he received his early education. There may be some of our readers who will re- member Mr J. O. Parry, of Cefn. This was the gentleman who turned up last week in Saint Asaph. He is now deputy-clerk to the union of St. George's, in the east of London, and is in re- ceipt of -6300 a year. He received his education at the Grammar school, under Dr. Easterby. He afterwards acted as assistant to Mr Kyffin Roberts, and was ultimately appointed to the important post which he now holds. CATHEDRAL SERVIGES.-2Dd Sunday after Easter, April 19th. Morning at 11: Chants; anthem, The Lord is my Shepherd," (Macfarren.) Even- ing at 3-15 The Litany anthem, "Blessed be the God and Father," (Wesley.) Evening at 6.15 Chants, Hymns. Choral Service on Thursday at 11-30 a m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. In residence Canon Hugh Jones Succentor, Rev. W. Morton, M.A. Organist R. A. Atkins, Esq.
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.—Invalids distracted by indig estion and discouraged in their search for its remedy should make trial of this never-failing medicine. A lady, long a martyr to dyspeptic tortures, writes that Holloway's Pills made her feel as if a burden had been taken off her. Her spirits, formerly low, have greatly improved her capric- ious appetite has given place to healthy hunger; her dull, sick headache has departed, and gradually so marvellous a change has been effected, that she is altogether a new creature, and again fit for her duties. These Pills may be administered with safety to the most delicate. They never act harshly, nor do they ever induce weakness; they rightly direct deranged, and convexcesse action.
PRESTATYN. VESTRY.—On Thursday night a vestry was held at the Railway Hotel, ''to determine what steps should be taken in the event of the St Asaph Highway Board refusing to remove the sand from the road leading to the shore." MrE. Hunt presided. The waywarden for the township (Mr Healey) reported that at the last meeting of the St Asaph t highway board the annual report of the condition of the several roads within the district, made by the surveyor was read, and he (the Surveyor) said he had been over the seaward road at Presta.tyn. This lead to some conversation on the matter, and he (Mr Healey) proposed that the surveyor he instructed to remove the sand at once. TLere was no one to second that proposal. Mr Joseph Lloyd asserted that the boara never accepted the road as repairable by them, notwithstanding the £40 they spent on the road some few years ago. He (the waywarden) called attention to the fact that a vestry would be held that evening, and if he was instructed to take proceedings agaiust the board he would certainly do so. In the course of further remarks, Mr Healy observed that since its form- ation the St Asaph Highway Board had received about £500 more than they spent in the parish, still they were determined not to do anything till they were compelled to. The question now was just the same as it was before Mr Hunt kindly took it up and obtained an indictment against the board. —After some conversation it was unanimously resolved to instruct the waywarden to take pro- ceedings to compel the board to clear the road. ♦
VISITORS.—At the Hydropathic Establishment: 1\ Mrs Butler, Rhyl Miss Mainstone, London Mr Burgess, Liverpool Mrs and Master Arnold and maid, Penmaenmawr Mr Canning, Handsworth Miss Snowden, ditto Miss Cole, Chester Mr Weeler, Birmingham Mr Fisher, ditto Mr and Mrs Harris, ditto; Miss Waldow, Chester Mr A. Hostage, ditto.,
MISCELLANEOUS. At Blackburn, James Burley, a weaver, has been committed for trial for the manslaughter of a labouret on Good Friday. The Duke of Bedford has remitted 50 per cent. of the half-year's rent of the tenant farmers on his Devonshire estates. It is reported that a meeting of 10,000 Roman Catholics has been held in Bombay in support of the hierarchical claims of Portugal. Italian troops from Massowah have occupied Arafali, in Ansley Bay, and hoisted the Italian flag by the side of the Egyptian colours. The chief oashier of the South London Tramways Company, a man named Gill, is under remand charged with having embezzled nearly £500. A party of 60 children, the first sent out this year under Miss Rye's emigration scheme, have embarked on board the Sarmatian for Canada. The Glr."ow barque River Leven has been run into and sunk off Dover by the steamer Adolph Meyer, three of the crew being drowned. Mr. George Jubb, a Lincolnshire agricultural labourer, has been appointed the salaried agent and lecturer of the Allotments Extension Association. In consequence of information received in London from the Egyptian Post Office, the issue of money orders on Korti in the Soudan has been discontinued. News has reached Vienna of the safety of the Aus- trian explorers in Africa, Dr. von Hardegger and Dr. Paulitschke. They are bringing a rich ethnographioal collection to Vienna. Francis Thomas Ellwood was on Wednesday, at Bow-street, committed for trial for forging cheque purporting to be drawn by Lord Inchiquin. Ellwood had been a schoolfellow of his lordship. The insurrection in the Khanate of Kashgar is still proceeding. The son of Yakub Bey has, it is said, defeated the Chinese in a sanguinary battle. He is also said to be advancing on Kashgar. Mr. William Whittaker, proprietor of the Sun Ironworks, Oldham, has been shot in the neck by a joiner named Taylor, with whom he had had some business relations. Taylor is in'custody. The trial of the man Dredge, who stands com- mitted upon the charge of murdering Inspector Sim- monds, at Romford, has been ordered to be removed from Essex to the Central Criminal Court. Herr von Liebe, the Minister-President of Bruns- wick, who died the other day, had left directions that his body should be cremated at Gotha, and for this reason the Evangelical olergy refused to honour the remains of the deceased with the last services of the reason the Evangelical olergy refused to honour the remains of the deceased with the last services of the Church. Letters from Tonquin give a discouraging account of the privations and sufferings of the French troops. Their losses have been much more severe than is generally known and the termination of hostilities will, it is believed, be welcome to the French military authorities. Sentence of 12 months' hard labour was passed at the Cumberland assizes, on Wednesday, on John Anderson, commercial traveller, who had embezzled from his employers, Messrs. Carr and Co., biscuit manufacturers, sums amounting to £ 1,900. He had been in their employ over 25 years. The seventh annual report of the Church of Ireland Temperance Society, presented on Wednesday at the Synod at Dublin, stated that the society had now 625 branches in active operation, shewing an increase of 20 during the year. Altogether some 90,000 members have been enrolled since the society was started. Dr. King, the Bishop-Elect of Lincoln, has ex. pressed his intention of selling, if possible, the Episco- pal Palace of Riseholme, and building a suitable residence for himself and his successors on the site of the old Palace, under the shadow of the Cathedral. For the present the new Bishop will reside in the city of Lincoln, It is announced that the bases of peace have been accepted by San Salvador and Guatemala. Hostilities in Central America have now ceased, and a general amnesty has been proclaimed, subject to the approval of the Allied Republics. The Plenipotentiaries of the different States will meet at Acaiutla, in San Salvador, to arrange a definite treatyi At the weekly meeting of the Canterbury Board of Guardians on Wednesday, it was reported that on the previous day a man named Baldock and a woman named Jones, who had been inmates of the workhouse for some time, took their discharge, and left the house together. They went straightway to church and were married, all arrangements having been made before- hand. The same evening the happy couple" re- turned to the workhouse on permission orders. A correspondent at Sierra Leone, writing on March 24th says: The aborigines in the neighbourhood of the Scarcies river, about 40 miles from here, have threatened the European factories at Kychum and Mambolo. The Inspector General of Police, with a large body of men, has left hurriedly for the dis- turbed districts by the Colonial steamer Countess of Derby. Chief Lahai Young, the self-styled King of Mambolo, has killed and taken captive as slaves a large number of friendly natives, among the latter being Bey Sherbro, a local friendly potentate, King of Samo. Trade in these districts is practically at a standstill. On the occasion of their annual visitations, the Bishop of Ely and the Archdeacon of Gloucester both called attention to the serious reduction in the incomes of the clergy, in consequence of the deprecia- tion of landed property, and suggested various reme- dies. The Archdeacon urged the extension of the power of the clergy to lease their glebes to 99 years, so as to promote peasant farming, and the Bishop pointed out that the laity would have to bear more of the expense of maintaining schools. His lordship urged the adoption of weekly offertories in every church. The labouring classes, he said, were willing to give of their little, and frequent opportunities should be offered. At the Lewes assizes on Wednesday, Richard Money, the captain of a sailing barge on the Medway, surrendered to take his trial for the manslaughter of William Homedew, at Sittingbourne. Money, Home- dew, and others were drinking together, when Homedew forced a fight on Money, was knocked down, and died soon afterwards. Mr. Justice Den- man observed that the prisoner could not escape con- viction for manslaughter, but if he pleaded guilty he should not inflict any punishment upon him. The prisoner accordingly pleaded guilty, and he was dis- charged upon being bound overin 250 to appear if called upon. On Wednesday officers of the Criminal Investiga- tion Department went to a house in Clerkenwell, and found between 40 and 50 dogs of all kind of breeds, and some of great value. They took a man named James Goode, a dog fancier, into oustody for having possession of the same, supposed to have been stolen. The police have succeeded in getting one of the dogs, a most valuable animal, identified as belonging to Hengler's Circus. The man Goode, on being asked to account for the possession of the dogs, stated that he had bought some of them from different persons, while others had been brought to him to have their haircut. Miss Ada M. Leigh, president of the Association of the Mission Homes for Englishwomen in Paris, writes with reference to Lord Granville's reply to the Manchester memorial, in which he stated that the Government were disposed to think that the French consular certificate would praotically afford a remedy for the evils complained of. Miss Leigh says it is ap- parent that a great gulf exists between the promised consular certificate and the legal marriage with Frenchmen of numbers of Englishwomen in humbler life, only cognisant of English usages. When and where is the question of nationality to be asked? What is now needed of our Legislature," she adds, "is that some means be devised by which the im" portant advantage offered by the French Government may not fail of its practical eff act." Mr. Mundella, speaking at the distribution of prizes in connection with the Hanley School of Art on Wednesday, referred to the future of the Eng- lish people, and the bearing which science and art would have upon her position. He said that during the present century the population of Great Britain had trebled, and it was often asked what should be done with the English people if they continued to increase at this rate. Why, those at home would have to carry the comforts of English life and Eng- lish industries to the temperate zones of the world. England's future greatness depended upon her industries, but she had been too long content with her pre-eminent position in this respect. Art and science should be applied more to the industries of the country, and it was only by this means that she would be able to compete with countries like France, Ger- many, and Italy. After a good many false starts, the African travel- ler, Herr Flegel, has at last taken ship from Hamburg for Lagos. Herr Flegel intends to ascend the Niger as far as the mouth of the Penue, whence he will strike away up the latter river, and then southwards, to the scene of his previous explorations, which he means to complete in the interest, it is understood, of German commerce. He is accompanied by several scientists. A labourer, of Wimborne, named Daniells, has committed suicide in a singular manner. He ob- tained two marbles from his child, and, putting one down the barrel of a gun be had been using to scare birds with, fastened the gun to a hurdle stake, and pulled the trigger by means of a piece of string he had tied to it. Death was instantaneous. He had previously been in a lunatic asylum. Whilst a procession of the Salvation Army wall parading the streets at Bexley Heath, a horse was startled by a female member of the army, who was dancing and flourishing a tambourine. The animal bolted into the surrounding crowd, and several persons were injured, one very seriously. The horse, a valuable one, was also considerably injured. The offer of Mr. Joseph Cropland, a local banke.1 and manufacturer, to give £5,000 in aid of the founda- tion of a free library for Huddersfield, not having been accepted by the corporation, who also declined the offer of Sir John Ramsden to give, rent free, a suite of rooms for 10 years for the same purpose, the former gentleman has now given £1,000 to the Hud- dersfield Infirmary, expressing a wish that it should be used in establishing a children's ward, which is greatly needod at that institution. Joseph Smyth, a bank porter, is alleged to have stolen JE50 from the Birmingham, Dudley, and District Banking Company, by substituting copper money for silver in paper packets. He has been committed for trial.
RHYL. "JOHN'S" reply to Mr; J. Fielding.—Crowded out. Will appear next week. A WORD TO LODGING HOUIOE KEEPERS.—There is not a week passing without bringing with it a heap of letters for copies of the Rhyl Advertiser' containing a "list of apartments to let." But notwithstanding the fact that there are plenty of apartments in the town ready for the reception oi visitors, only few are advertised, and consequently strangers in the Midlands wishing to make all arrangements before leaving home, do not know to whom to apply. Now is the time to advertise. It is no use leaving it till the Season is in full swing. We in Rhyl trust to August and Sep- tember to bring visitors to us, whereas, plenty are anxious to come a great deal earlier. If Rhyl lodging house keepers want an early season, and consequently a lengthy one, let them advertise. VISIT OF THE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF NOETH WALES TO RHYL.—As will be seen from our advertizing columns, the annual assembly of the above Union is to meet for the first time in ] Rhyl, on Tuesday and Wednesday next, when meetings of no small interest are expected. The meetings next week will be prefaced by a meeting of the committee on Tuesday, under the presidency of the Rev. Dr. J. Thomas, chairman of the execu- tive. At 3.30 the same day the assembly will open in the town hall with an address from the chair, by Alderman J. Minshall, J P., of Oswestry, president for the year, after which the business of the assem- bly will be conducted. The attendance of the pub- lie is cordially invited at this and the other meet- ings. At night the Rev Samuel Pearson, M.A., of Liverpool, will preach the annual sermon, and at 1 the close there will be a united communion service, at which ministers and officers of various churches in Rhyl will taKe part. The proceedings on Wed- nesday morning include an early devotional meet- ing, and the second sitting of the Assembly of the Union. This will be followed by a lnncheon at the Westminster Hotel, under the presidency of Mr Samuel Morley. M.P., the speakers including Prin- cipal Reichel, M.A. (Bangor), and Piofessor Ellis Edwards, M.A. (Balai. The public meeting at night, in the Town Hail, will be under the presid- ency of Mr Morley, M.P. It is feared that the alterations made in the dates of the meeting will somewhat affect the attendance of ministers and delegates. The secretary, however, up to Thurs- day last, had received intimation from about eighty friends from the various counties included in the Union of their intention to be present. THE MEN'S CONVALESCENT INSTITUTION opened for the season on the 15 th inst, and already there are 14 inmates. The reputation of this most excel- lent institution is so widespread that applications are received from all parts of the country, and that early in the season, so that generally all the vacan- ] cies are booked before-hand. ENTERTAINMENT.—A very successful and pleasing i entertainment was held on Thursday evening at the 1 Water Street Baptist Chapel, in aid of the Band of j Hope funds. The Rev J J Williams presided, and parts were taken by J. Roberts, J. E. Jones, W. T. Condon, B Edwards and party, A. M. E. and E. A. Jones, S. A. Evacs, M. E. Jones, D.T., J.E., and R. O. Davies, M. Owen and E. Jones, L- Jones, T. Hughes, T. A. Hughes, and the choir. BRITISH SCHOOL, VALE ROAD.-The result of the examination of this school by Mr T. Morgan Owen, of Schools, has been received by the Sec- retary. A grant of 19s 9d per head has beeu earned. The Inspector says in his report of the mixed school The tone and order were good. < The registration was very good. I feel sure Mr 1 Nuttall will make this a good school in every res- pect. I am glad the managers are anxious for its welfare." The infant class has won" the good merit grant with credit." "PRIMROSE DAY."—This day, being Primrose Day," a dinner will be held at the Belvoh Hotel, to celebrate the memory of the late Earl of Beacons- field. PRESENTATION TO A SCHOOL INSPECTOR. On Saturday a deputation of the elementary school teachers of the Vale Conway waited upon Mr T. Morgan Owen, her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, at his residence, at Rhyl, and presented him with an illuminated address, upon the occasion of the schools in the Vale being transferred to another inspector. The address, among other things, stated that the paucity of frictional cases in your rela- tions with the schools under your charge reflects most creditably on the tact, considerate sympathy, and sound judgement which have uniformly gov- erned your action," and the teachers also expiessed their deep regret at the severance of their schools from his charge, a step which had to be taken owing to the vast extent of his district. Mr Owen, in acknowledging the kindness of the teachers, said that he regretted to notice that some of the speak- ers at the meeting at Norwich appeared to have gone against the training colleges, altogether on a false issue, under the belief that they might get a better class from the Universities. He did not think that the present class of teachers had any need to be leavened by a sprinkling of a university element. Let the improvement, he said, if any were needed come from within rather than outside. He urged them to realise to the fullest that the Education Department had their interests at heart as well as the interest of the community, but still be should rej oice to see them well represented by some of themselves in the next Parliament. A SACRED ORATORIO, entitled Christ and his Soldiers," (by John Farmer) was given in the English Wesleyan Chapel on Tuesday evening, with organ accompaniment by Mr Sharpley. The oratorio is a splendid work, meant to be suug to children, to young persons, and to all who retain a child's love of simple sacred song. The author has sought so to arrange the music and words-the hymns being all well-known favourites — so as to bring before the mind and the heart two distinct but'yet kindred pictures first, the life of the Saviour; secondly, the life of His soldiers and ser- vants. The choir, under the able conductorehip of Mr G. S. Hazlehurst, rendered the various choruses in capital stvle, which clearly proved that great pains and care had been taken in their training. The following ladies and gentlemen took the principal parts Mr Hazelhurst sang the reoit to the opening chorus, Suffer little children to come unto me," a bass solo, In token that thou shalt not fear," a bass solo recit Oft in danger, Oft in woe," besides taking part in one or two quartettes. Mrs D. J. Davies sang, "Hark the glad sound," and Hark a thrilling voice is sounding." Miss Maggie Amos and the choir sang a carol In the field with their flocks abiding," a solo andchorui I ".Tesus Christ is risen to-day," and alone she sang, "Our blest Redeemer." Mr Foster sang, "By Jesus' grave," and a contralto solo, "Rock of Ages, cleft for me," &c. The Rev. W. Foster sang a bass solo, When our heads are bowed with woe," and Mr H. Mudd sang a tenor solo, The Son of God goes forth to war," Mrs D. J. Davies, Mrs Foster, Mr Mudd and Mr Hazlehurst Davies, Mrs Foster, Mr Mudd and Mr Hazlehurst sang a quartette (unaccompanied), "Jesus died or us." Other pieces-chorales, &c., were nicely rendered. Mrs Foster's pieces were given with great effect,and her articulation was feature in the performance. Mrs D. J. Davies kindly took part in the place of Mrs Hazlehurst; and in the pieces rendered by her she found full scope, for her fine soprano voice, and though she had but a short time to prepare she succeeded in giving excellent rendering to all the pieces allotted to her. Miss Maggie Amos, Mr Hazlehurst, Rey. W. Foster, B.A., and Mr Mudd sang their pieces with much taste and correctness. The entertainment was a highly pleasing one, and it is a pity that there was not a larger audience to enjoy it. —♦
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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE RHYL WATER COMPANY. On Monday afternoon, the annual meeting of the Rhyl District Water Company was held at the offices, Paradise Street, R. J. Sisson, Esq. (chair- man), presiding. There were also present Messrs Wm. Bell: W. M. Ciarke; T. Gold Edwards R. M. Preston and Dr. A. E. Turnour, (Directors) Messrs. O. George; W. Wynne; Thos. Jones, (Morfa Lodge) and Dr. Davies, Llanfair (share- holders) together with Mr J. Bayliss, the manager and secretary of the company. Accompanying the report was the statement of accounts for the year, but as the chief items are quote 1 below it is needless to print any extract of the accounts here. The auditor certified the ac- counts, and addressed the following report to the shareholders: "Gentlemen,—I have the honour to report that I have completed the audit of books, accounts, and vouchers, relating to the cash transactions of your company for the year ending olst December, 1884, and certify the whole to be correct. The books and accounts are very neatly and ac- curately kept by Mr Bayliss, to which I have the pleasure of again bearing testimony. Yours &c., M. R. PARTINGTON." The Gross Water rental for the year ending December olst, 1884, amounts to which, as compared with the corresponding period for 188;), shows an increase of £5:L The net earnings of the company for the year amount to £,331 16s., being a decrease of £160 Is. lid., on the previous year—this decrease is explained in a further paragraph. The Directors, in per manco of their authority, have applied £ 765 10s. 3d. out of the accumulated profits in payment of an interim dividend on the j65 and £6 per cent. Preference Shares, and there is left a balance of £1,093 19s., which the Directors propose to be applied, with the Shareholders' con- sent, in payment of the remaining half-yearly dividend at the rate of £6 per cent. per annum on the 5 per cent. Pre-preference Shares, and at the rate of per cent. per annum on tli9 6 per cent. Pre- ference shares, and a dividend of fil 10s. per cent. per annum, free of Income Tax, on the ordinary Share Capital to the 31st December, 1881, absorb- 3s. lid., and leaving t21 158. ld. to be carried forward. While the Shareholders are again to be congratu- lated on an increase of on the Water Rental for the the past year over the former year, the Directors regret having to report a decrease in the net profits of the year by .£160 Is. lid caused chiefly bj the necessary expenditure in pumping and labtour owing to the exoessive draught of the past season." The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and the statement of accounts, which were taken as read, expressed his regret that so few of the shareholders were present that day. He looked upon that fact, however, as evidence that things were going on as they ought to. Had the shareholders been of opinion that things were not all right, they would have been present to object. He was sorry that the dividend had to be reduced by per cent, but the season had been so dry, causing an increase in the expenditure which took off the source from which they might draw. He then went on to point out the absolute necessity of impressing upon the consumers to take every possible care to avoid waste of water. It was his opinion that notwithstanding the lengthy drought last summer they would not have to recourse to pumping, had there being no waste of water. They would enjoin the consumers to take care of every ounce of water, and as the reporters were present, the press would no doubt convey that expression to the public. The consumers must feel and appreciate that the directors did their duty, for, speaking generally, the rates were paid without any grumbling, and that was very satis- factory to him and his brother directors Another thing he wished to impress upon consumers was the advisability of having cisterns, ra'her than draw water straight from the mains. Thoy had in view a very considerable increase in the con- sumption, but there was sufficient store in the reservoirs for some time to oome, but of course they were always on the look out, for means of increasing the supply (hear, hear.) With those few remarks he moved the adoption of the report and statement of accounts. Mr T. Gold Edwards, in seconding the motion, endorsed every word the Chairman had said. If the people provided themselves with cisterns, they would have a supply of water in the house when it was turned off at the mains. Replying to Mr Wynne, the chairman said that byelaws were in course of preparation and would shortly be issued. The company did not intend to prohibit absolutely drawing from the mains, but they suggested to consumers, for their own sake more than of the company's, to provide cisterns. Mr Clarke said that the great thing was the proper regulation of the water. It was a fact, he believed, that last summer, taps were allowed to run through the whole night. The consumers ought to be impressed of the necessity of carefully looking after the precious article. The motion was then put and carried unani- mously. Dr Davies proposed and Mr Oliver George secon- ded that a dividend, as proposed in the report, be declared.—Carried. It was proposed by Mr Wynne, seconded by Mr Thos Jones, and agreed to unanimously, that Mr Wm. Bell be re-elected director. Mr Bell having thanked them for the honour they did him, Mr Partington was re-elected auditor on the motion of Mr Preston, seconded by Mr CJarke, who observed that they could not get a better man than Mr Partington. Mr Oliver George next proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman and Directors. On this being seconded and agreed to, Mr Sisson thanked them for their continued confidence. They (the directors) were satisfied that they did their best for all parties. In conclusion he moved a vote of thanks to Mr Bayliss for the very able way in which he performed the duties of secretary. Mr Preston seconded the resolution, which was carried, and responded to by Mr Bayliss. A vote of thanks to the chairman (on the motion of Dr. Turnour) closed the proceedings.
ST. ASAPH DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD. The bi-monthly meeting of the above Board was held at the Guardians, Boards om, on Saturday last, when there were present:—J. Kendall, Esq (in the chair), Edwin Morgan, Esq, j T' G. Dixon, Esq.; Dr Easterby, Dr A. E. Davies, Capt. Lean, Messrs Joseph Lloyd, T. Sleight, Llewelyn Lloyd, J. Roberts (Dymeirchion), T. Mathews, W. Owen, L. Rathbone, R. J. Wil- liams, W. Williams, Edward Jones, &o the Cierk (Mr Grimsley), and the Surveyor (Mr Lloyd.) The minutes of the last monthly meeting were read and confirmed.—The Clerk in reply to Dr Easterby, ) stated that he had not had cause to take legal proceedings against any of the waywardens for non-payment of rates.—Capt. Lean and Mr Llewelyn Lloyd were appointed to sign cheques for bills due. A GIVE AND TAKE OFFER. The Surveyor reported that P. P. Pennant, Esq., intended to rebuild a wall on the road leading from Dymeirchion to Bodfary Station, opposite to his park. The present width of the road being only 10 feet, Mr Pennant had suggested that the Board should build the wall, and if so, he would give the land for widening the same, and would give all stones and sand that may be required, and give £1 "towards the expense.—The Surveyor stated that the whole length was 80 yards, but Mr Pennant only intended doing about half nf it. He (the Surveyor) had suggested that Mr Pennant should do the whole, and Mr Pennant had in- timated his readiness to give £2 if the Board would build a wall the whole length. If that was done, the road would be widened from 10 feet to about 15 feet. The cost to the Board would not be more than £8.-0n th motion of Mr Joseph Lloyd, seconded by Mr Davies, it was agreed that Mr Edwin Morgan and the Surveyor should see Mr Pennant, and report to the next meeting. THE PRESTATIN SEAWARD ROAD. The Surveyor reported having, in accordance with instructions by the Board, visited the road leading from the railway station to the sea shore, on the 30th ult., and found the same nearly all covered with sand, and about 80 yards of the road at the further end had [been washed away by the action of the tide. Mr Joseph Lloyd: Are you sure the road is there at all ? The Surveyor: I think there is a little left. Mr Dixon The road is not washed away but it has been very much damaged. The Surveyor It is not more than two or three feet wide in some places. Mr Healey said that could not be so, and added that the matter was a very serious one, and the ratepayers of Prestatyn were determined that something should be done to it. And in order to bring the question before the Board he would propose that the Surveyor be instructed to remove the sand at once. A vestry meeting would be held at Prestatyn on Thursday, the 16th inst., in order to determine what should be done in case the Highway Board decided not to take any steps in the matter. Mr Joseph Lloyd asked how much the expense would be. Mr Healey: About £12. Mr Mathews asked what would be done in case the road was again covered with sand ? Mr Lloyd remarked that the Highway Board did not admit their responsibility in the matter. Mr Healey Am I to convey your opinion to the vestry meeting as the opinion of the Board r The Chairman rsmarked that there was nothing really before the meeting, beyond the Surveyor's report which he had been instructed to make annually. Dr. Easterby remarked that it was quite com- petent for Mr Healey to move a resolution, if he so desired. It only needed to be seconded. Mr Dixon suggested that they should wait until after the vestry meetillg, but Mr Healey wanted the Board to come to some decision that day. The parishioners had made up their minds, and would carry their appeal to the top of the tree (laughter.) Mr Mathews: And then you will fall down (loud laughter, and hear, hear.) Mr Healey We shall all fall together. As no one seconded Mr Healey's proposition, the matter was dropped. A DILAPIDATED BRIDGE NEAR ST. ASAPH. The Surveyor reported that the committee ap- pointed at the last Board to inspect the Moor Bridge, had met on the spot, and had decided to rebuild the same, it being considered dangerous to the public. They had obtained tenders for the work, and had selected that of Mr Powell, for £20 9s. 4d.—The Chairman stated that two tenders had been received, and although that of Mr Powell was the highest by about 9s. they had selected it, for the reason that Mr Powell was in a better position to do the work within the specified time, namely, one week.—The Board confirmed the decision of the committee. AN OVERHANGING WALL. The Surveyor in his report called attention to the wall on the opposite side of the Red Lion Inn. It was overhanging the road, and in a dangerous state.—The Clerk was instructed to write to the owner about the wall; and the Surveyor was in- structed to report upon another wall, near the Grammar School, which Mr Joseph Lloyd stated was in a tumbling down condition. THE BEST TIME TO CART STONES. On the recommendation of the Surveyor it was agreed to obtain tenders by the next Board for supplying stones for the ensuing year, so as to have them carted in the summer ready for the winter. The Surveyor stated that it was most difficult to get the farmers to cart the materials at the latter end of the season, and much more damage is done to the roads by carting stones at the end of the season. THE ESTIMATES. The Surveyor had prepared his estimates for tL* ensuing year, but they were not presented at thb meeting, but left over until the first meeting of the new Board. THE SURVEYOR'S ORDER CHECK BOOK. The Clerk reported having, in accordanoe with instructions he received at the last Board, made enquiries from the Clerks of other Highway Boards, as to whether their Surveyors gave their orders for materials monthly or otherwise, and whether an order book was kept to check those orders. This course was recommended by the Auditor, who had reported to the Local Government 'Board upon the matter. Replies had been received from the Clerks to the Abergele, Ruthin, Llangollen, Mold, and Llanrwst Highway Boards, and they all agreed in stating- that it was found impossible for the Sur- veyor to give his orders in the way suggested, and that they had found such an order check book practically useless.—The Clerk was instructed to write to that effect to the Local Government Board. NOTICE TO 'CYCLISTS. 1)r. Easterby stated that the Rev. W. Moreton St. Asaph, who was connected with the 'Cyclists' Tourist Club, had asked him to apply to the Board for permission to fix a pole near Ty Ralli, on which wouldbe placed a board warning cyclists that the steep froad in that place was dangerous.—The application was granted. The other business wae not of much interest.
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CONSERVATIVE MEETING AT RHUDDLAN. On Tuesday evening last public meeting was held at the National Schools, Rhuddlan, in support of the candidature of the Hon H. LI. Mostyn and Mr Robert ap Hugh Williams, the Conservative candidate's for the county and boroughs of Flint respectively. The room was full, and the meeting was a very quiet and orderly one, there being an almost entire absence of any display of enthusiasm favourable or otherwise to the object of the meeting. Captain Conwy presided, and he was supported by the Hon. H. L1. Mostyn, Mr R. Ap Hugh Williams, Mr P. P. Pennant, Mr Llewelyn Lloyd, Capt. Howard, and Mr Absalom Humph- reys. The Chairman, who was very well received in rising to commence the proceedings, said they were met that evening to promote the candidature of two gentlemen—one for the county and the other for the boroughs of Flint—Mr Mostyn and Mr Williams (applause.) Everybody in Rhuddlan, and in fact throughout the whole of Flintshire, honoured the names of the families from whioh they came: and they could not wish two more qualified gentlemen to come for- ward as Conservative candidates (applause.) England at the present time was passing through a very serious crisis, the most serious which it had been in for very many years. At the present moment they saw two armies in Egypt, another in South Africa, a smothered rebellion in Ireland, &o; and the next morning, when they opened their newspapers, they may find themselves at war with one of the most powerful of the European nations and that at a time when England was very unprepared for war,—Turkey, which at one time was a powerful ally, haying been alienated. A war with Rnssia, without Turkey with us, would be a very serious thing. The Government ought to say at once that Russia must retire from Affghanistan. The Government should act in the same way as the Conservative Government did, instead of wasting time, asking for explanation after explanation. He woull not go into any more of the blunders of the present Government. A general election, under the new registration must take place in November and he hoped that a strong Conservative Government would be returned, a Government which would give better satisfaction in the management of the affairs of this country (applause.) The Hon. H. LI. Mosbyn was next called upon, and he was very cordially reoeived. So much bad been written and said of late in regard to the policy of the present Govern- ment that really he had no new ideas to present to the audience. He oould express his righteous indignation, as well as that of the meeting, of that polioy. When the present Government came into office they wore full of promises for the welfare of this great country. Had they fulfilled any of those promises ? Had they done anything to help England to hold up her head among the nations of the world ? They had been promised peeoe, retrenchment, and reform. Had they had these things ? In the days of Lord Beaconsfield. England was the terror of all other nations, now England was laughed at by them. When the present Government came into office they began to undo what had been done by Lord BeaoonsfJeld-in Affghan- istan and in South Affrica. The present expedition to Beohuanaland was another instance, he said, of the Government being too late," in what they undertook to do. And as to Egypt if things had been properly managed from the beginning, the present war need not have taken place. The flower of the English Army was at that moment wasting away in Soudan. Why was it there ? Simply because the Government had not taken action in the proper time (applause.) Our interests in the Suez Canal might have been protected without our army being in the Soudan and many valuable lives would have been spared—General Hicks Pasha, poor Col. Burnaby, and many others—last but not least, that noble man and hero, General Gordon (applause.) They had also been promised reform, and they had got some of it. Bat. was work and trade in this country any better? The Government called the Reform Bill a great Bill, but if it was a Bill of such paramount importance he could not understand why the Government delayed it until the time when their term of office was nearly expired. And, after all, he thought what people oared most for was not to have a. vote, but for more work and better wages (hear, hear.) However, he was glad that the Bill bad passed. They would shortly see it work, and he believed the Conservative party would be the gainers. There were other matters to which it was high time attention ought to be given—such as local taxation, &0. After a few more remarks of a personal nature, the hon. gentleman resumed hit seat amidst slight applause. Mr Robert ap Hugh Williams was the next speaker, and he was also cordially received Is was always difficult at a meeting of that kind to seleot the subjeots on whioh to speak; but at the present moment the one great ques- tion before the people of this oountry was tha foreign polioy of the present Government-— the national interests of the empire. They would shortly have to decide who should manage the affairs of this oountry —whether the men who managed them previous to the ooming into office of the present Government, and who now form the Opposition, or whether they should be left in the hands of the gentle- men who now form her Majesty's Govern- ment? It was their duty to consider in whose bands the interests of the country were safest,and if they only looked back at the history of the past few years they would not be long without coming to a conolusion. It was his firm conviotion on that point that led him to give his whole energies in support of the Conservative party. When the Conserva- tive Government was in office things were managed very differently to what they are now. Nearly all the wars of the last thirty years had taken place under a Liberal admin- istration. The Conservative Government had had a few wars, and he would glance briefly at some of them. The last time the Conser- vatives were in office they had the little Abyssinian war. That war, in the way in which was managed, proved Lord Beaoonsfield and Lord Salisbury to be statesmen in the highest sense of the word. Instead of sending out a small force, they sent out a force of 12,000 men, constructed a railway the whole way to Magdala, 400 milts from the sea coast; and succeeded in relieving the imprisoned English representatives, with only 20 men killed (applause). True that war had oost eight or ten millions in money, but it was en- tirely successful, and it was a fair sample how an expedition ought to be conduoted, The late Affghan war was another instance of good management by Lord Beaconsfield, the history of which the speaker pfave fully, and tbe mistake of the present Governmest was that they bad reversed the policy of their predeces- sors in that matter, especially as reg&rds the railway facilities,the occupation of Candahar, and other things. The treatment of the Ameer of Affghanistan by the Government bad driven the people of that oountry, as well as other allies, to feel how little they could rely upon our word. And unless there was a strong expression of opinion from the pe Iple it was to be feered that the Government would not redeem their pledge to tbe Ameer. They may he able to avert war for a little time, while Russia would be making stridesiuto the country and when the Affghans foun i that England was not to be trusted they would throw themselves into the arms of Russia. The fate of India was at the present moment trembling in the balanoe. Besides the vast amount of Eog'ish capital in India, that great country was the best market we had in the whole world (bear, hearj. In tbe present crisis the Government would have the support of Liberals and Conservatives, but tbey must demand from the Government a promise to recognise tbe integrity of the empire and the supreme importance of India; and if they did not do 80, then itwas time that they should give plaoe to better mem (applause). The speaker