I lifi&IONETHSHIRE (WASTER SESSIONS. The trinity Quarter Sessions for the County of Me- rioneth wail held at Bala on Tuesday last, when the fol- lowing magistrates attended :—R. Meredyth Richards, Esq., Chairman J. Jones, G. P. Lloyd, G. Casspn, W. P Jones, and J. E. Parry, Esqrs, and the Ven Archdeacon White. The usual business relating to the County and Police finances was transacted, but none other of any interest came before the Court. A County Rate of lid. and a Police Rate of Jd, was granted for the ensuing quarter. I WEDNESDAY. The Court sat this morning for the despatch of crimi- nal business. The following magistrates were of! the Bench: R M. Richards, Esq., Chairman; G. Casgon, G. P. Lloyd, J. Jotiei, W. P. Jones, J. E. Parry, Charles Edwards, and H. Beaver Roberts, Esqrs. Charles Edwards, Esq., of Dolserey, and Hugh Bea- ver Hoberts, Esq., of Plas Llanddoget, qualified, and took the usual oaths as Justices of the Peace for the County. The Proclamation against Vice, &c, having been read, the Chairman proceeded to charge the Grand Jury, which consisted of the following gentlemen. UNAtDJUUY. Jones, Mr. Thomas, druggist, Foreman I liodden, Thomas, farmer, Dolgadfa, Llandderfel I Daniel, Robert, ditto/fanybryn Davie,s Edward, ditto, Brynmeredith [ Edwards, Edward butcher, Llanycil, Bala Edwards, Rice, ditto ditto ftllK Robert, farmer, Hendreddu Evans, Evan, ditto, Ffriddisa Ihlghe., H" King's lIeacl, Llanydl litigl.ie. William, currier, Bala Jones, Charles, fanner, P];iai*t*a, Llandderfel Jones, J., fanner, Tynyfedw Jones, Thomas, ditto, Caepant Junes, Thomas, cliUo, Tvnant Jones, (iriffith, bookseller, Llanvci), Bala Jones, Evans, 111:11;t Jones, Robert, fanner. Tydravv Jones, John, ditto, Cyifty Jones, Hugh, ditto, lirynmelyn Jones, David, ditto, Tyddyn Tegid. j LVRCENY. JaiiZC, 8/flitit, L pleaded guilty t0 an indurtmei.t 1 chav^ing him with st-'alm^ one pair of stockings, the' property of Abraham I.ewK of (.'orris.. Sentence —Three months imprisonment, with hard I STKAMNG A TRMLSFOIT. I 7/enn/ Rater, IS, pleaded guilty to an indictment, tliitl.gilj_, Iiiiii %vitli ?t tile ?f Ed. iiell, Aberdovey Sentence—Two months' imprisonment with hard la- bour. rICIOG POCKET::> John Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to an indictment, charging him with an attempt to pick pocket. at Vol- g<*llev fair. Sen tence- Fourteen days' imprisonment. Attornies in Court.—Mr. E. Breese, Clerk of the Peace; Mr. G. Williams, llndersheriff; Mr. Win. Wil- liams, Corwen; and Mr. David Pugh, Dolgelley.
BALA. MR. WALTKB IIAY"; (,'ONC.PRT.-Ifr. lvttlter fl;tv, and his friends gave# concert at the County Hall, uu Monday, f,,veiiitig last. The programme, which was well- sustained, embraced a general variety of pieces. A good number of the tide of Bala, and its iriiiiiediite neighbourhood availed themselves of the entertainment; all of whom appeared highly pleased with the manner in which the various pieces were performed.
DENBIGH. UNWNOIIESOME HERRINGS.—On the 20th ult, the Inspector of Nuisances seized a quantity of herrings which were exposed for sale in the town, being at the time unfit for human food. They were taken before the borough authorities, who ordered them to be destroyed. The vendor has escaped punishment for a time by giv- ing a wrong name; but it is hoped that he will yet be traced, and be compelled to answer for his crime. It is supposed that he is a Holywell man. BOROUGH POLICE COURT, Friday, June 24th [ult]— Before A. E. Tumour, Esq., Mayor; and Evan Pierce, Esq., M.D. .Drunkenne,Peter Morrh, glazier, Denbigh, was charged by his neighbour, Mrs. Lucy Owen, with King drunk and annoying her on Sunday night, June 19th, on her return from chapel. Defendant appeared in custody, having neglected to attend in obedience to the summons. Fined 15s., including costs; • Poaching under the Xcw Gcvne A ct, Peter Mornt ?, the same defendant, was also charged by P.C. Edw. Griffith with having unlawfully used a gun to kill game, on Fri, day night, 17th of June, about the hour of 7 o'clock, in a wood near the Plas Chambres road. Defendant's son accompanied him. The officer seized a rabbit from the sonIs pocket, and he also took possession of the father's gun. The boy was charged with an offence under the Game Act He was fined Is. and costs; and his father was fined 20s. and costs. The gun was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed. In delivering judgment, the Mayor severely admo- nished Peter Morris upon his conduct in taking his own i lad with him to teach him poaching propensities. His Worship was sorry to find him guilty of such behaviour, and were it not for the respect and sympathy be and his I brother magistrate had for his family, the fine would have been much heavier. Selling A It at Unlawful Hours. -William Barker, Vale of Chvyd Tavern, was summoned by P S. Davies for this offence, committed on Sunday morning, the 19th of June. Mr. Gold Edwards appeared for defend,,ti)t. It was attempted to shew that the blame was attached to the servant girl, who pleaded she was ignorant that the law required public houses to be closed until 12 p.m. on Sundays. The landlord and landlady were in bed at the time the ale was drawn the key of the cellar, how- ever, was entrusted to the servant, and all the doors of the house were locked at the time the officer called there. Defendant was fined 30s. and costs. A case by the Inspector of Nuisances against John Hughes was adjourned. NORTH WALES COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLUM. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS IN LUNACY. John Forster and S. Gaskell, Esqrs., Commissioners in Lunacy, visited the above Asylum on the 21st May, 18G4, and subsequently reported as follows We have found this Asylum and its inmates in a fair and satisfactory state. There are many obvious dis- comforts and inconveniences arising from the insuffici- ency of the present accommodation, which cannot be remedied until the additional buildings in progress are completed; but the temporary arrangement3 to meet the difficulty have been designed with judgment, and very successfully carried out. The conversion of the old chapel into dormitories, and the appropriation of the rooms of the Medical Superintendent [who entered into occupation of his new residence in October last] have provided for more than 50 patients in the house; and each new wing, now in course of erection, will give space for 75 more. Meanwhile all the patients in the Chester Asylum, and at Haydock, have been brought back some additions have been made to the private patients, and no applicant for admission during the past year has been refused. ?nce?he Asylum was visited on the 21st January, 1863, 12 private patients have been admitted, and the same number have been discharged, while one has died -leaving now here 14. Of Paupers, 136 have been admitted-73 males and 63 females 54 have been discharged-32 males and 22 females; and 44 have died--25 males and 19 females. Of the 12 discharged in the private class, 5 were cured and of the 54 paupers, all but 13. The causes of death present nothing unusual, ex. cepting in one case, where an inquest was held upon a death which had ensued from inflammation after an operation successfully performed. The test were chiefly from general palsy, epilepsy, phthisis, and diarrhoea. Of patients of all classes there are in the Asylum to-day 268 being in the male division 129, and in the female division 139. ??e found the women, as usual, both in their dress and the comfort of their wards, in a better condition than the men but an improvement in this respect was not to be looked for until the opening of the new wings. The men's dining arrangements are now necessarily de- fective. ?n the other hand, the regular aMociatio.i of nearly 100 of the women in the Recreation Hall of the south airin" court, to which reference was made in the last entry, has added materially to their comfort; and we trust that upon the completion of the new buildings it will be found practicable to associate, from time to time, and especially on Sundays, large parties of both sexes at dinner. Besides the appropriation of this room as a female dining hall, it has been frequently used, since its completion, for dances and other purposes of recreation to aU the patients; and such means of amusement appear to have been sufficiently afforded. The returns, of unemployed are about 35 of the men, and 60 of the women. and it would be desirable to reduce this- latter, number M much as possible. AI it i8, we leaHLwith. pkaaure, that very nearly all the stockings used in the Asylum ard knitted by tB* pa. tients. Among other changes observable sifteii' tilt, laist t1, sit, is a judicious alteration of the Baths fit the present time in progress], by substituting tin for state, iiid by providing a large bath-room for each division, cOhtahiing 4 baths each, besides the single separate baths for each corridor. xhe Laundry also has been enlarged and made more efficient, by n.ew steam and drying closets, and hot wa- tersupply, And there has been an introduction of ano- ther kind of cioset ino the dormitory occupied by ve.-y troublesome patients (we refer to Smith s portable pa- tent dry closet") which has been used with so much advantage that ite more extended use appears to de- sirable. "The Chapel Kttendances Average UyWfli;ds 01 HO, which to the, full are as much (unfortunately) us the Cba pel will hold; and the effect of the serviced hilj been greatly increased by the new Organ, purchased sitiee the last visit, in accordance with a recommendation then strongly made, and found to have been most benefi- cial. There has been no restraint since the last visit; and the seclusion does not seem to have averaged more than 3 men and 4 women during 3 months-the occasions be- iug infrequent and for short periods. To-day 17 patients are entered as under treatment for bodily disorders. "The Night Watch has increased in efficiency; last night's returns showing no dirty beda and of wet beds, 3 on the mule and 5 on the female side; the straw beds having bei-n further reduced in both divisions. We are ¡;-hr] to see continued evidence of the suc- cess with which Mr Jones iii,iiiitgek this Asylum, and of the efficient hch) he receives from his assistant officer, Mr. Barker, in all his kindly and judicious arrangements for the welfare of tile patients."
FESTINIOG. CHURCH MEETING.—The annual Church meeting was held here on Thursday, the 23rd ult. Services were held in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The clergy present were-Revds. D. Jones, Pwllheli; E. Hughes, Pentrefelin; R. Roberts, Waunfawr; W. Richards, Pen, rhyndeudraeth W. Jones, Llanenddwyn; W. Jones, Clynnog; R. Killin, Blaenau, Festiniog D. Lewis, Trawsfynydd; D. Williams, curate, and D. Edwards, rector of the parish. Of the above, the following took part in the meeting :—Ilevds. D. Jones, D. Lewis, W. Richards, W. Jones [Llanenddwyn], W. Jones [Clyn- nog], R Killin, and R. Roberts—the firstfour preached. Collections were made in the afternoon and evening in aid of the Pastoral Aid Society. The meetings were well attended throughout—the congregation in the evening being very large and respectable. There were not eo many strangers as usual, owing, probably, to the unfa- voui able state of the weather and to the fact that a si. milar meeting was held the day before at Maen- twrog. »
LLANERCHYMEDD. PETTY SESSIONS.—June 27.—Before the Rev. Ed. Herbert, and Gen. Hughes. John Evans, of Cefngwyn, Coedana, was charged by P.C. 12, with furious driving. Fined 5s. and costs Owen Rowlamb, of Bryngwran, was charged with be- ing drunk and riotous. His former character was that of a drunkard. Committed for seven days. Margaret Lloyd, of Tyddyn Mai, Llanfechell, was charged by Anne Morgan, also of Llanfechell, with steal- a gold ring. a The charge was proved against her by Elizabeth Jones and Jane Owen. The Bench ordered her to find surety for her future good behaviour. Wm. Hughes, of Gwalchmai, was charged by the Overseers of Bodedern, with refusing to maintain his wife, thereby causing expense to the parish. Commited for six weeks.
ANGLESEY QUARTER SESSIONS. 1 The Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the county of An- glesey were held on Tuesday last, at Beaumaris, before J. Williams, Esq., chairman; Rev. James Williams, Rev. W. J. Poole, Dr. n. Brisco Owen, It. L1. Jones Parry, Esq., H. Pritchard, Esq., Rev. Dr. Jones, R. J. Hughes, Esq., Capt. Pearae, R. Pritchard, Esq., and the Rev. H. Wynne Jones. The following were empannelled on the GRAND JURY: Air. W R. Davies, Buaumaris, foreman J Daviea, ditto George s. Griffith, Amlwch iiriftith Griffith, Beaumaris Edward Humphreys, ditto Hugh Jones, ditto John Jones, ditto Wm. Jones, Bodorgan Arms Kobert Lewis, Llanfechell Thomas Owen. Rhyddgaer Thomo* Pritohard, Beaumaris M Roberts,Oarneddwen John Rowlands, Dodfeddan Richard Kow lands Plas Penniynydd Robert Thomas, Menai Bridge Robert Thomas, Beauniaris GriAith Williams, Pentre EirianeUt Kvan Edwards, Bodedern R P. Ionei, Holyhead Evan Williams, Mynydd-yr-eithia Owen Parry, lIeaumarls Hugh Jones. Plus Llangefni Owen Parry, Llnlldyfrydog The CHAIRMAN, in his charge to the Gi,aticl Jtii-v, &tid he was sorry to say there was no less than four cast* to j come before them that day, one of which was a clmryr of stealing under the following circumstances A man went into a ptiblie-bouie at Holyhead and called for a glass of porter, and not having small money about him, gave a lad lialf-a-sovereign, which the lad again handed over to another servant. This servant took nine shil- ling" change and delivered it-not to the person who had the porter, but to another person, and that man was the prisoner. The questinii was whether the money was so delivered, and so delivered to the prisoner. There might be some contradiction among the witnesses, but it was their duty to consider the charge in all its bearings, which, will. done, he thought they would see it was their duty to put the man so charged upon his trial. The other three cases bore great resemblance to each other. There was no one thing in criminal law so plain as when stolen property is found in the possession of any party that party ought to be put upon his trial and account to the court how he became possessed of tt. The other prisoner was charged with having stolen some clothes put out to dry, which were afterwards found in the prisoner's Possession. Another charge wa-j against a person who travelled by railway in the same carriage as a woman who was returning from Bangor, with a parcel containing some purchases which she had made at Bangor. She left the carriage, and in a feiv minutes after turned back for the parcel, which, however, had gone with the train to Holyhead. The property was subsequently found in the possession of the prisoner. The third case might occupy their attention some time, [t appears that a tradesman in Dublin ordered some goods from a Sheffield ruannfacturer. The guod" were packed up in two boxes to be sent to Dublin by way of Holyhead. Witnesses would prove that the property in question was delivered in two boxes at the railway station, Sheffield—that they were seen safely delivered I at* Manchester, and at Holyhead. It would be proved that the waggon containing the boxes arrived at Holy- head on a particular day, but too late to be put on board j that night. On the following morning the waggon was nulo uled, when the clerk, whose business it was to mark the goods, said there was only one box. Mr. It D. Williaini-in order to save the time of the Court I may as well state now that it is my intention, on behalf of the prosecution, to apply for this case to be postponed. The ÜUrP.M,o¡-.l)nder those circumstances I shall make no further observations upon that case, and will content myself with simply reminding you that when stolen property is found upon the person, or in the pos- Bessinn of any man, it is an act of justice that he should be brought forward to state how he came to be possessed of the same. Mr. Williams then stated the ground of his applica- tion. He said there were two witnesses who ought to be before the Grand and Petty Jury one was a detec- tive who was engaged elsewhere in another case, and could not be present that day. The other witness was a man named Thompson, of whose absence he had a certificate. He applied that the prisoner's recognizances might be enlarged to the next Quarter. LAIICENY. Barney Clarke, a labourer, pleaded not guilty to having stolen half-a-sovereign, oil the 27th June, be- longing to Henry Joseph Nugent, at Holyhead. Mr. John Williams, Beaumaris, conducted the case for the prosecution, the prisoner was undefended. The hcts of the case were precisely as stated in the charge to the Grand Jury, supported by the evidence of various witnesses.. Prisoner had nothing to say in his defence; the Cli air- man siinimed. up, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty. j ur y returned a verdict of He was sentenced to one calendar month's imprison- ment and hard labour. Robert Roberta pleaded not guilty to having stolen a sheet and two pillow cases, the property of Pierce Wil- liams, Glanymorfa, on the 10th of May l;ist. Mr J, W. Jones was for the prosecution, the prisoner being defended by Mr. R. D. Williams. The only disputable point in the evidence was the identitv, which was very conflicting, and occupied the court several hours. The jury acquitted the prisoner. STEALIO DRAPERY GOODS. John Sweeney, a private soldier, stationed at Dublin, pleaded not guilty to having stolen, on the 11th of May, a pane: of drapery goods belonging to Mr. Jno. Grithth, Plas C.-mlyn, Holyhead, of the value of t4 or upwards. Mr. Richard Williams prosecuted, the prisoner being undefended. Mr. Williams having stated the case, called the t, ol- iJ lowing witnesses Mrs. Ellen Griffith, wife of Mr. John Griffith, Plas Cerulyu, Llanrhwydrys-Said she was travelling from Bangor on the day in question. Went down at the Valley Station. Left no one but the prisoner in the carriage. Found that she had left a parcel behind, after which she turned back, but the train had gone. Pro- ceeded to H..l'hearl, and gave information to the police, who found the lost goods. The parcel produced was her's. Inspector Owen, Holyhead, said-On the 11th May received information of the robbery. Found the soldier, and proceeded on board the steamer. Had charged him with the robbery. Denied that he rode in the same carriage as any lady but said that he had found a par- cel in the carriage, and that Mrs. Griffith knew that he had taken it, and that he was going to Dublin with it. Expected Mrs. (kiffith would have applied to him for it. The parcel was strapped with his knapsack. Pri- soner said he thought the Inspector was the lady's hus- band, and that he came for the parcel for her. The Chairman summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence—To be imprisoned for one calendar mont THK CHIEF OONSTABLES RErUitr. cjr I beg to state for the information ot tne unm, that the Police is numerically effective. Accompanying is the usual Distribution Iteturn, and I have prepared a quarterly table of offences, adjudicated upon summarily, of which there is a decrease as compared with the last quarter. It includes four parties convicted under the Criminal Justice Act for larceny. Nine other indictable offences have been reported to the police. Six persons have been apprehended, and committed or bailed for trial. ?he number of vagrants relieved by the Police be- tween the 2Cth of March, and the 22nd of June, in the Saey Union, amounts to 111, being an increase of 28 over the Easter Quarter, Seven were ticketed from Menai Bridge to the Bangor Workhouse, being an in- crease of two. CTThe Appendix conhiM. respective quarterly return of the number relieved, and their cost, since the police were appointed Relievmg-officera of vagrants. The Inspectors have completed their circuits for the purpose of examining, comparing, and stamping weights and measures, and an account of receipts and disburse- ments has been forwarded to the Clerk of the Peace, shewing a balance, amounting to £17 188. 71d., in fa. vour of the county rate. The hland is generally free from the commission of any very serious offences, and quiet, with the exception of Holyhead, where some of the Irish labourers have given the police much cause for interference. The con- duct of parties employed on the Anglesey Central Rail- way, has been throughout, with but few instances to the contrary, very exemplary. APPENDIX. 1863. ? s" mSS™. rn S 6 °7 Mich?mM. 2 ?' ? ??? Easter 83 1 10 11 Trinity, III 2 1 6 Trinity "? -?L? Total. 427 £ 4 6 Number refused relief -16, Number ticketed to WerkhoUBe, from Sept. 80, 1863 11 Hilary 11 Easter I) Trintty 23 I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant, D. GRIFRITH, C-C, To J. Williams, Esq., Chairman. The Court then adjourned for the transaction of the Umaw buiiaew of the county, and shortly afterwaroi COM.
HOLYHEAD. TFLK CTHKAT STOIIM, LAST WINTKR.—The remains of a female were found on Monday, the 27th ult., under Penriio, the seat -if tile Hon. \V. O. Stanley, M.l'. It was in an entirely nude sta'e, being minus the head ttiti merely the trunk. It is rumoured that it is the body of the young lady that. Captain Armi- tage, of the Westbourne (which sank in the great storm) had seduced from her parent-, a",1 who is known to have been lost at that time. PUMCB Col'in'.—Friday, June 24.-Before Captain Huberts. U'. X iyl'ir was cliar^ixl with being drank and disor- derly. 16 deposed—The prisoner wan in Neivry-street, at eight o'clock oil Monday, the 2lstult. He was fol- lowed by u great crowd of people, being naked from the waist up. lie recommended him to go home, which he refused to do. The prisoner admitted the offence, and wail fined bs. and costs. James Hallingtou and Tlios. lirogan, were brought np, charged with being drank and disorderly on the 21,t u 11. P.C. 16 deposed to having been called to the .Market Tavern, where there was a lot of Irish, among whom were the prisoners He begged of them to be quiet, when they pitched into him, but, by the assistance of Ed. Williams, of the Spread Eagle, he secured the two prisoners. The prisoners admitted the offence, and were fiued Is. and costs each. Richard Ilalford and James Dyer, were charged with refusing to proceed to sea in the ship Kidston, Captain Davies, from Greenock to Havauuah, which had turned into Holyhead Harbour. The plea the defendants had was, that she was leak- ing. Two magistrates being required to hear this case, it was adjourned to Saturday, the 25th, when it was tried before the Hon. W. 0. Stanley, and Captain Roberts. The case having been proceeded with, the prisoners were discharged, on the ground that the ship did leak when the Captain turned into Holyhead Harbour, and there not being sufficient evidence to prove that she was in a seaworthy condition even now. SATURDAY, June 25th.-Before Captain Rigby. Barney Clarke, navvie, was charged by Win. Griffith, with stealing 9s. 8d the property of the prosecutor's master, Mr. Nugent. The prisoner was committed for trial at Beaumaris, and was tried at the last Quarter Sessions.
LLANDUDNO. ITS HOUSEHOLD. GODS, Llandudno boasts among its Household Gods a medical officer of health. Every one knows that it is the duty of such an officer to make an annual sanitary report of the condition of the town, the lives of whose inhabitants are placed under his care. In a letter addressed to the "North Wales Chronicle," published on Saturday last, it is stated by the writer, who signs his name as being the medical officer in charge of the place, that the drainage of Llandudno is excellent, that its piggeries are reasonably clean, and that though the slaughter houses should not be where they are yet money is needed to place them else- where. This is a statement made through the medium of a public print, and is as far as it goes correct. But what a little alters this. True the engineering department has been well done-the money of the ratepayers has been well spent in as much as concerns the main drain?, but the matter rests there, where the duties of the Town Commissioners begin. The main drains are there, but no one takes care, that they are properly flushed with water. Fresh water can be found to damp the dust of the streets, while salt water could be had for the pur- pose, and the pockets of the ratepayers spared an useless expense but up to a very late period, at least, water could not be found to cleanse out the main drains of Llandudno. The main drain, we are told, is good, and we know this to be true, but what is the reason that the smaller drains from the house-- into the main artery are so de- fective ? Ill Maddock-street, which is but one instance out of many, there is, not only an absence of drainage, but an absence of Water closets to drain from-there are small places which serve for the purpose, certainly, butt they have been long uncared for and not emptied. What is the use of a good main drainage with such utter disregard of detail as is here shewn What, too, it will be asked, is the value of such a maimed-demal of the alleged want of drainage as is here put forth by one of Llandudno's Household Gods ? Maddock-street has been mentioned, but let us take the other end of the town. Directly in rear of the Queen's Hotel there are two houses forming part of a street. They are called Hereford Cottages. On one side of them there is a car proprietor, and when the wind blows in his direction the dwellers in these cottages inhale the breeze, perfumed by the heap of manure over which it passes. But the wind is not always in that quarter. 4 No-it may blow in the opposite direction, and then it comes wafting the scents from the stable yards of the Queen s Hotel, where a fine brood of pigs fatten for next winter. The dwellers in Hereford Cottages are poor people, and great deiteis don't care much for poor people, but a handsome row of houses has been lately built, looking into the stable yard alluded to. How will the rich people who are to take the lodgings, like the sweet odours allu- ded to: It would be very easy, thus, to go through the town, and point out the nuiiancea which exist, but it is the f duty, not of the newspaper scribbler to do this, felt of the officers of the town, who hold their appointments for the purpose. TMa has been done, and so the ehort letter signed the "Medisal Officer of Health," which appeared in the North Wales Chronicle of last week, is not satisfac- tory. It .was his duty, long since, to signalise any exi.sti.ng nuisance ffljurious to the health of the inhabitants of LlandodnW. On the 18th May, 1864, he did so, ann .a report was sent in to the Commissioners, signed by ti e "MedIcal Officer of Health." That report gave a full ^ccou"t of the defective state of the drains, of the slaughter houses, of the foulness of the ditches- AJH. the ashpits. Will the "Medical Officer «f Ileafffc" • for Llandudno justify himself by publishing that report lu fhe "Noith Wules Chronicle" of next week; ot it bp find it inconvenient to do so, will the Inspector of Nui- sauces, to whum that report was handed, publish it. The picture drawn by Wanderer, it is stated, is exag- gerated* and highly coloured; and yet, if the report a trere read, the accusation of exaggeration wotild fall to the ground, and reproach would attach itself to one who fans efcY-tainly had the presumption to undertake a task which, it would be evideut, he but half accom- plishes. Letter after letter may be written, until at last the Edi- tor of the "Chronicle" refuse to jmblish more. The true answer to all these statements lies with the Household Gods of Llandudno. The question is therefore address^ not only to the Medical Officer of Health -not only to the Inspector of Nuisances, nut to the Commissioners ef rLlandudno, -lvill tlicy print, in any way most agreeable to them- 6-lves, the report of the sanitary condition of the place, sent in to them by the medical jtficer of health, dated 21tli May, 1804, and signed, Jame,; Nicol, M.D and should any subseq uent report have been sent in, will t ley print that also, for the information of the ratepayers of L1;induduo ? It the documents be lost, a copy may, perhaps, be fol-tli- coiniiig. The question of exaggeration as to the state of the town, tliiM becomes narrowed to It HnIaH spaee- another proof is in the hands of the Commissioners of Llandudno. Whether they avail themselves of the opportunity, renv/tins to be seen. WANDMIF.K. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIOXKM MBKTING.—1The month- Iv meeting oftheContmi?ioneM took placp, on Mondity ¡' last. Present Mr. W. lVituhard [in the chair]; Messrs. J.tmes Williams, Thomas l'arry, Thos. Jokes, O Thomas, and J. Hughes. The CLERK reportecl tht he had made enquiries res- pecting ladders and other appliances iu cuse of tire, and received only one reply, which he read to the meet- ing The Finance Committee reported that they had exa- mined bills to the amount of .1:16 los., and recommended the same to be paid. Cheque, were then granted for the payment of the following sums :— W. Brooks, road labour, iast month, f 11 17. leI.; ditto watering the streets, -C4 13s, The sum of 2s. 6d was allowed for the first alarum on the tire bell. A letter was read from occupiers of houses in Mad- dock-street, complaining of the unsatisfactory state of that street. The "disorder" said in the memorial to prevail in Maddojk-atreet was stated by the surgeon to be that caused by the state of the houses, which were private property, and which could only be remedied by the iu- terferance of the estate authorities. The state of the flagstones in Mostyn-street was brought forward, and it was determined that the owner of the house opposite to which the unevenness com- plained of was said to exist be written to in order to have the same removed at once. The CLEHK laid before the meeting Dr. Nieol's second report, calling the Commissioners' attention to the de- sirability of erecting slaughter houses, public piggeries, and better means of flushing the main sewer. Mr. THOS. PARRY could not think of entertaining such a proposal as public piggeries. Why should the Board provide piggeries for the public more than a stable. To legislate or remove any nuisance connected with a pig- gery they certainly should do. Mr. JOlIN Ii UGHES also could not see the propriety of such a course. It was the duty of private individuals to provide themselves with proper places wherein to carry on their trade or business, as he did a coal- yard, The CLERK intimated that they were sanitary Com- missioners, entrusted with an Act and certain powers to keep the town clean, and free from everything endan. gering health, There was no comparison between a pig- gery and a stable, or between a slaughter house and a coal-yard. But the question waa where could they get the money necessary to effect these improve- ments ? The SURVEYOU [being called in] with reference to the flushing of the main sewer which Dr. Nicol stated was not sufficiently done, contended, that there was no town in England or Wales better flushed than Llan- dudno. Mr. JAMES WILLIAMS, with respect to the snggestion for public slaughter houses and piggeries, said there were no fuch places in other watering towns, such as Rhyl, Southport, and Blackpool. If piggeries or slaughter houses were not cleanly kept, or were placed too close to the dwelling liousei, it was the duty of the Board to have them removed, or the nuisances abated. The Inspector, after some further remarks by other members of the Board, was directed to see that all par- ties having no water closets, proper drainage, or a suffi- cient supply of water, be at once called upon to attend to the same. He was also directed to call upon Dr. Nicol and ascertain from him where he thought the main drain was not properly flushed. He was further directed to bring a list of those who have neglected the drainage, water closets, &c. The Board requested Mr. John Hughes to submit his terms by the next Board for the erection of slaugh- ter houses, &c. Mr. FELTON, the engineer, having certified that Mr. J. Jones the contractor for the sea wall was entitled to the payment of £ 175, on further account of his contract, cheque for that amount was granted. Is the Board a Police Tribunal ?—The following letter was addressed to the Chairman :—"Mrs. J. D-, staying with us, was much annoyed by hearing cries of 'murder' from a woman living near, on Saturday, 25th June, and thinks it will prevent parties from letting lodgings in the neighbourbood." Then an opinion is volunteered as to the party who was mostly to be blamed. The Board very properly handed the letter over to the sergeant of police. Sunday Excursions.-Sonie conversation took place as to the power of the Board to put down Sabbath dese- cration, occasioned by the steamers which came up on Tuesday with excursionists from Liverpool. One sin- net" only (>1 registered boatmen) appeared to come un- der the ban, and it was intimated that his license might be withheld unless-he desisted meeting the steamers. No definite resolution was, however, arrived at. Mr. Thomas Williams, chemist, applied to have the drain extended from Church Walks to opposite the Turkish Baths. Referred to the Sewerage (lummittee. The meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, the 5th instant.
MACHYNLLETH. The Rent Audit of R. P. Long, Esq., Dolforgan Hall, Kerry, was held at the Herbert Arms, Machynlleth, for the property in the district of Machynlleth, on Friday, the 17th ult by the respected agent, Edward Morgan, Esq., solicitor. An excellent dinner was provided for the tenants, who had assembled in goodly numbers for the occasion, by Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Herbert Arms, which reflected great credit upon their culinary skill and liberal hospitality. Several toasts were pro- posed, and amongst others those of R. P. Long, Esq., and family, and E. Morgan, Esq., which were received with enthusiasm A pleasant evening was spent, and both agent and tenants separated on best of terms, and with some good cheers for the worthy host for his good cheer that day. MARKET.—It has been a subject fraught with anxiety to all who have at heart the prosperity of this town and neighbourhood, that the state of the markets here have been such, for some years past, that, in comparison to other towns of less size and far less antiquity, it might be said to have no market at all. The butchers of Machynlleth find it, we presume, a profitable specula- tion to pay railway fare to Newtown and Aberystwith and back, and there to purchase such portions of fresh meat as they require for stall exhibition or for the exe- cution of the orders of their customers. This is now constantly done by our butchers. Farmers in the neighbourhood, on the other hand, send elsewhere for customers to purchase their live stock. We would ear- nestly appeal to the authorities of our town to use their endeavours to put a speedy termination te this irregular doing by making strict enquiries as to the root of the evil, and then to apply the proper remedy. The trains now run through to Aberystwith, and although not usually fond of melancholy forebodings, we cannot help thinking that if something is not done soon, we may ex- pect a determinative aspect in the affairs of matters in these districts. We have, however, just been informed by Mr. David Jones, auctioneer, that he has been in- duced by the strong appeal made to him by some of the farmers, to establish a sale of fat cattle in the town on market days and this he purposes doing fortnightly, on Wednesdays [market days.J We hope he will be duly encouraged in this laudable undertaking, and that both the farmers in the country, and the inhabitants of the town in general, will give him every encouragement in this useful undertaking-Oorrupondrnt.
ftmpertat 3?nrUameitt I HOUSE OF LORDS-FRIDAY. I Earl STANHOFB called attention to the present position of the Royal Academy. He stated that a royal commu- nion inquired into the question for several months, and arrived unanimously at their report, but the Go- vernment had as yet given no intimation of their inten- tion with respect to the recommendations of the com- missioners. He begged to ask what step they intended to take. Lord ST. LEONAHDS condemned the recommendation of the commissioners, which would destroy, and not re- model the Royal Academy. He trusted the Govern- ment would deal liberally with it as regard the question uf the site. After some remarks from Lord Houghton, the Duke Rutland, Lord Hardinge, and Lord Overstoiie, 1 GRA?viLLE said it was impossible not to feel that ?* lemy, consisting of the most able artists of tho the .A,II" ioyed a position of great public importance. contitifi eiing which induced the Government to JtwasCWtfl* commission, which had made a most appoint X fofft t report was referred to the Royal able repntt.. in reply presented an address, as Academy, wfrtife1 &*<& who, however, declined to to its rights, to litv .&») had left the question to the repl to' ¡t.per8fMI1I1",ä'\ot ont. With respect to the consideration of the IfuV'eMth. the H ouae of Commons first question of the iioblo. eitok Royal Academy in rejected the proposal to leave' b ') 0 and to that deci- Trafalgar Square, witfci -irds the second sion the Government would1 bow. Ab* I consider these qu 8'i"n, the Government had not tiinb any parti'- details, and he could nlt give a pledge M t«> cular cause. 1 he subject then dropped. "t Lord IUVRXSWORTH- asked somequestions wi, th f'-SfXx to the opt-ratioiv of the recent Act for preventik# ttotioWfl vapours from cheuiieJihrfoiks His experience wi« that it was already a dead1 Inter. Lord STANLEY, of1 Alderley, t»id the Act only caffcfc into operation on ttie'lst of January last, and as ye* they had not recei ved the reports of the inspectors, but he was i,ift)riae(i that the results were most satisfac- tory. The Earl of DRRBV hoped the Act would be ex- tended. The other liills on the paper were advanced a stage, and their Lordships adjourned at half-past seven. HOUSE OF COMMON1,S-FUIDAY. In reply to Mr. Curry, Lord (.. PAOET said the Admiralty did not think it necessary to send an otlicer to Cherbourg to examine and report ou the mode adopti-d to strengthen the sides of the Federal corvette Kearsarge in order to resist the effects of shell. That iiifoi'in:itiun was obtained when the vessel was in dock in this country. In reply to Mr. Crawford, Lord C. PAGET said the privilege of hoisting the blue ensign would be conceded to merchant vessels comman- ded and partly manned by oriieei'sjtlld men of the naval reserve. Iu future there tvonld only be three eiigiiia- the white of the royal navy, the blue for the naval re- serve, and the red for the merchant service. On the motion for going into Committee of Supply, Mr. MOUUITT rosy to move a resolution to the effect that in the event of their being any modification of the indirect taxation of the country, the excise duty oil malt ought to receive the first consideration. He expressed a hope that the question would not be regarded as of a party character, ;iud rested his case on the simple jus- tice of the proposition. No one could deny that iu one respect the tax stood alone, for of late years important modifications had been made in every other branch of the revenue but the malt tax. It had this peculiarity also, that it was the only tax levied on the producers and the products of English soil, and it hung like a mill- stone around the necks of the farmers. He argued that the agricultural interest was entitled to some share of the disposal of the surplus revenue of the country. This tax checked their industry, and prevented the cultiva- tion of the land to the best possible advantage. It was an incontrovertible fact that every one who drank beer contributed largely to the duty, and it was therefore most oppressive to. the labouring classes, to whom malt liquor wits not a luxury, but a necessary of life. Mr.' Hennessy seconded the motion. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said he would not ask the House to meet the proposition of the hon. member with a direct negative, but he trusted they would agree to go at once into Committee of Supply, which would have practically the same effect as if he had moved the previous question. He urged this course on the House more especially because it was most un- wise and unexpedient to pledge the House by anticipa- tion to deal with the revenue. As regarded the motiou itself, it was in the abstract not only admissible but ab- solutely incontrovertible; but it assumed a new charac- ter when, under peculiar circumstances, it was submitted as the practical expression of the opinion of a legislature, that was to stand recorded on its journals. If the mo- tion was carried, aud the House at some future time proceeded to fulfil its pledge, the least reduction that would give any sensible relief to the producer and to the consumer, would be one half. The hon. member, he believed, would he content with one third. But to allow even that relief, X2,000,000 sterling must be raised from other sources of revenue more oppressive to the landed interest. But besides this, the restraints of the excise would still remain as oppressive as ever, and he could not conceive that a reduction even of one half would benefit the consumer, although it would entail a considerable sacrifice of revenue. He also pointed out that the reduction of the malt duty would affect the duty on spirits, and contended that it would be unfair to Scotland and Ireland. In both those countries whisky was the national beverage-in England malt liquor- but the two former countries already paid, in the shape of the spirit duty, a great impost on the national drink than England did on its drink, in the shape of the malt duty. He reiterated his hope that the House would not pledge itself tc any course, which, in future, could not fail to be a source of much incon- venience. Lord J. MANNERS, in supporting the motion, warmly condemned the maintenance of a tax which was unjust in principle, unequal in its operation, and productive of the worst social consequences, by encouraging intem- perance among the lower orders. Mr. URQUHART expressed a hope that the day was not far distant when the Government could reduce the tax, if it were only out of regard for the public health. By so doing, they would render adulteration no longer profitable. Mr. N EA TI: contended that the owners and occupiers of land, by reason of the immunities which they enjoyed, and comparative lightness of the burdens to which they were subjected were not entitled to any pri- ority of consideration on a review of the taxation of the country. Mr. NEWDEGATE supported the motioi, which, on a division, was negatived by a majority of 166 to 118. In reply to Mr. Maguii e, The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for Ireland said a bill was in preparation for reforming and regulating the Irish Court of Admiralty. The House then went into Committee of Supply pro forma, but immediately resumed. The Inland Revenue (Stamp Duties) Bill and the Chimney Sweepers Regulation Bill passed through Com- mittee. The Weighing of Grain (Port of London) Bill was referred to a select committee. On the order for going into Committee upon this Bill, Mr. LONOFIELD moved that the bill be referred to a select committee. In showing how the bill originated, he gave a long and amusing history of the attempts at Irish Chancery reform; and he undertook to predict that three of the members of the last Royal Commission would be provided for under the bill, which, instead of -diminishing, would, he said, increase cost and ex- penditure. Col. Dunne seconded this amendment. Mr. [I VIT suggested that the bill had better be with- drawn. Mr. O'H.VGAN reminded the House of the position in which he stood in reference to this bill. If, after the adoption of the principle of the bill—which, he repeated, would reduce expense—the House thought fit to reject the measure, he should not be responsible and could not belpit. Mr. WHITESIDE said it would be much wiser, in his opinion, to postpone this measure till next session, and in the meautime to submit it to the Master of the Rolls in Ireland and a Judge of the Landed Estates Court. Mr. Longfield having withdrawn his amendment, Mr. WHITFSIDE moved to defer the committee for three months. Upon a division, Mr. Whiteside's amendment was nega- tived by 51 to 19. Mr. VANCE thought that, considering the narrow majority, another opportunity should be given to the House to determine whether it should go into a com- mittee upon the bill. He moved that the debate be adjourned. After a short discussion, upon a division, this motion was negatived by 56 to 51. Mr. COLLINS moved that the House do adjourn. The discussion was renewed, and ultimately the motion for adjournment was negatived hy 56 to 53. The adjournment of the debate was then moved by Mt-. Lygol. Lord PALMERSTON assented, and the debate was ac- cordingly adjourned. The other orders of the day were then proceeded with, and the House adjourned at one o'clock.
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LLANDUDNO IMPROVEMENTS. To the. Editor of the North. Wales ChronicU. Sir,I was sorry to find that the parties signing themselves Ratepayers," in your last impression, made so illogical a statement of a good cause ot complaint. They made a greater botch of their testimony than the party amenable for the nuisance has made of the flag- gil)g? ?' ?o wonder that the matter stands as yet unremedied. Although we partly know what they are driving at, yet we don't understand them quite. Supposing they go once more to the public for a verdict. Yours, Ac.* llOMO.
LLASDUDNO. To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir,-If Wanderer" was disgusted with the number of pigs kept in Llandudno about a fortnight ago, what must be his disgust to find that, on the day of last Con- way fair, pigs were brought here in cart loads; M the visitors increase, it seems that nuisances MUST necessa- rily increase with them. The poor man has many rea- sons for keeping a pig, when we consider the high price of house-rent, provisions, &c., in this place but what I excuse can the large lodging-house keepers have for maintaining the nuisance, who can afford to live in in- J )once ami pJenty ? They do not depend on the price ￼ 'ir pig to make up their rent, or any luxuries in 6f th, v o prof"ely ind,,]ge. wtrk/i tp. ;,I OtEcer of He;iltb. states that there are The-« necessary evils." Very true, there are; ffuch1 thiAg^ > must be a limit to it. The Sanitary ù" cerfahilyV tbft, oigstye or open privy shall be Acf providetha)t lvmse than ten feet;" aud if erected' nearer a -ill only visit some of the the medfcnl officer ot I the Lt%- viol;tted to an back yards of houses, lie fiie required distance awful extent; but,. if itlinoit al. from dwellings, the fact of th* wind 'i-nce is that ways, blowing from the west, the' .f¡,, &c., is al the .miasma "ri.iug fl',m pig" "eü ,¡iI' p;t blown into the town, which tact m t<tself ougM; stop to the nuisance. -? Let anv one, after a warm day, vieft the top of e reservoir above the Hirthf, aud lie will find the most of- fensive odours wafted by the wind from some dozen pigstyes a htUe below him, on the mountain side, to- wards liryntirion. Wit'.t whose permission they are allowed to remain, I do not know butoiwof the love- liest spots oil the Orme's Head is thus converted into an intolerable nui.vmee. I shall call the attention of your readers to the state of the working man's dwelling in your next. I am. Sir, &c., ￼ A WORKING MAN. June 2M), 1864.
LLANDUDNO.—" THE CELEBRITIES." To the Editor of the North Waks Cltronicle. Dear Sir,—I had often been ptizzled,atia indeed much amused, in scanning the programme of the forthcoming National Eisteddfod, to find out what that subject for competition on "Enwogion y Creuddyn," (the celebri- ties of Creuddyn) would really develope itself like. My anxiety was still further excited the other day, when a friend from South Wales wrote to me to ask, "What celebrities belong to that part of yours, the Creuddyn V He added—" As far as my acquaintance witk celebrities goes, I never read of any one whose name was associated with such a placeand, says he, what have they dis- tinguished themselves in ?" In reply, I was compelled, through ignorance, to con- fess that I was not aware of any one, dead or liiing, that deserved to be taken out of the category of the most ordinary class of mortals, and which could be found in almost any hundred in Wales. Such has been the intensity of my curiosity since the above circumstances occurred, and which I am glad did occur, that I have almost been dreaming to know some- thing of the antecedents of the noble dead," or to find whether the epithet is to apply to some living unknown geniuses which move among us. Just for the sake of being neighbourly, will any of your readers who may happen to know something of the characters represented as the Celebrities," pitjr my ignorance, and give a few joltings concerning them and so leave us something to anticipate on the treatise, which will be declnred in the face of the sun to be worth 2 guineas of Welsh money, before the great Wit- tenagemot of our literatii at Llandudno next Au- gust 1 The Celebrities!" have they benefitted the moral or material condition of the nation by deeds in arms, in arts, or in song ?" Have any of the sons of Creuddyn deserved such a tribute to their immortal memories-1st, For having made extraordinary voyages of discovery, at their own cost, for a north-east passage to China ? 2ndly, For con- cluding a treaty with the King of Dahomey, in the 4th century, to trade for palm oil and beeswax in exchange for goatskins and cheese ? 3rdly, For triumphantly leading their countrymen against an attack of invasion of Great Orme's Head by Tamerlane, or from conscien- tious motives lost a fat living in 1662 ? 4thly, Having signalized themselves for missionary labours in the un. inhabitable regions of Kamschatka ? 6thly, Having suggested feasible apparatus for holding communication with the inhabitants of the moon ? 6thly, For the epic poem of 10,000 lines upon the Cormorant, for presenta- tion to the first Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle ? 7thly, For mathematical skill in drawing an inference without a straight-edge, or fathoming the national cha- racter with a quadrant. 8thly, For the conception of the sublime idea of sending troops of Welsh for food for the Patagouians 1 9thly, For having invented ma- chinery whereby the Surat cotton can be made a remu- nerative substitute for the American" long staple." And lastly, may I agk- Finding out the grand trick of shooting, through the cavity of ambition, upon the pneu. matic principle, a poetaster or any such like would-be asters to shine in the Temple of Fame ? It would be useless to anticipate the problems and wonders which the Celebrities" alone can have worked. We trust some friend will volunteer to enlighten our darkness upon the subject, with names, dates, and full particulars. I am. Sir, yours &c., Fronlom, 28th .Twle, 1864. KNOW-NOTHING. Fronlom, 28th Jwie, 1864.
A VETERAN IN DISTRESS. To the Editor of "Public Opinion." Sir,—The Times of the 21st May contains the case of an old soldier of the 15th King's H uBsars, Thos. Roff, aged 85 years, whose breast is decorated with me- dals for Vittoria, Orthes, Pyrenees, Toulouse, and Wa- terloo, which is well worthy of the attention of the cha- ritable. Roff worked as a farm labourer near Reading, up to the age of 80. He receives only a shilling per day out- pension. His wife, aged 70, has been a helpless cripple for years. Roff has never received a shilling of parub relief. It is sad to see the squalid poverty in which he lives." Thomas Roff enlisted in 1805, in the 15th HTmissani, landed at Lisbon with the 15th in 1813, nerved during the campaigns of 1813-14-15, fought at Vittoria, where he was wounded, at Orthes the Pyrenees, where he was again wounded, at Toulouse, and finally at Waterloo. After twenty-four years' service he was discharged, with the following certificate from his colonel, Sir Joseph Thackwell, under whose command he has served nine years" Worn out, unfit for service; conduct extreme- ly good." At Waterloo, the 15th, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Leighton C. Dalrymple, was at one moment charging squares and cuttiugdown musketeers; at the next it was engaged with Lancers; and when these were driven back, it encountered Cuirassiers. Lieutenant-Colonel Dalrymple lost a leg; the second in command, Major Griffith, was killed and the third in command, the senior captain, Sir Joseph Thackwell, re- ceived several wounds, losing his left arm, and had two horses shot under him. The loth had seventy-one offi- cers and men killed and wounded. Captain Skinner Hancox brought this heroic regiment out of action. The 15th were foremost in very many skirmishes, near Gre- nade, where Captain Thackwell's troop of forty-five men defeated upwards of 280 French Dragoons, &c., in the passage of the Eslo, where the same troop was again in advance, and in innumerable affaire of outposts. Capt. Thackwell's squadron or Capt. Hancox's squadron WM the leading squadron in every skirmish. I hope the generous public will respond to the call of the Times, and secure to the old hero, Thomas Roff, a comfortable provision in his old age. The Rev. E. Bulkley, Incumbentof the district church of Kingsclere Woodlands, near Reading, has kindly con- sented to receive any subscriptions on Thomas Rolfs behalf. I am confident you will befriend merit of such a high order, and insert this letter in the next number of your paper. Yours obediently, Olouceøterahire, June 7, 186', VETERANDS. [ Gloucestershire, June 7,1864. >