MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. I The Trinity Quarter Sessions for the County of Me- rioneth was held at Bala on Tuesday last, when the fol- lowing magistrates attended K. MeredytU Richards, Esq., Chairman; J. Jones, G. P. Lloyd, G. Casaon, IV. P Jones, and J. E. Parry, Esqrs., and the Ven | Archdeacon White. The usual business relatiug to the County and Police finances was transacted, but none other of any interest came before the Court. A County Hate of IJd, and a Police Rate of d, was granted for the ensuing quarter. WEDNESDAY. The Court sat this morning for the despatch of crimi- nal business. The following magistrates were on the liench K. M. Richards, Esq., Chairman; G. Cassoii, G. P. Lloyd, J. Jones, W. P. Jones, J. E. Parry, Charles Ed wards, and H. Heaver Roberts, Esqrs. Charles Edwards, Esq., of Dolserey, and Hugh Bea- ver Roberts, Esq., of Plas Llauddoget, 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. GRAND JURY. Jones. Mt-. Thomas, druggist, Foreman Hodden, Thomas, farmer, Polgadfa, Llandderfel Daniel, Robert, ditto, Tanybryn Davies, Edward, ditto, Brynrneredith Edwards, Edward butcher, Llanyeil, Bala Edwards, Rice, ditto ditto Elli-s Robert, farmer. Hendreddu Itvans, Evan, ditto, Ffriddisa Hughes, H., King's ITend, Llanyeil Hughes, Wiliinm, curlier, Bala Joues, Charles, farmer, PJasicwa, Llandderfel J., fanner, Tyuvfedw J on, Thumas, ditto, Caepant Joues, Th»mi;is, ditto, 'I Iviiallt Jones, Griffith, bookseller, Llanyeil, Billa Jones, Evans, builder, Bala Jones, Robert, farmer, Tydraw Jones, John, ditto, Cyffty Jones, Hugh, ditto, Brynmelyn Jones, David, ditto, Tyddyu Togid. LAHCKNY. Jnmca Smith, 24, pleaded guilty to an indichner.t charging him with stealing one pair of stockings, the pi-o I) ei ty of Ahvaham Lewis, of ('orris. Sentence—Tiiree months imprisonment, with hard labour. STKAMNG A TKM'SCOI'K. Henry Sht(a\ 18, pleaded guilty to an indictment, charging him with stealing a telescope, the properly of i };d, !lell, Abl'l'Ilol't.y I Sentence—Two months' imprisonment with hard la- bour. I'ICKINf; POCKF.TS John Smith., 26, pleaded guilty to an indictment, charging him with an attempt to joick pocit-ts at Doi- gelley fair. Sentence—Fourteen claY" imprisonment. Attornies iu Court.—Mr. E. Breese, Clerk of the Peace; Mr. G. Williams, Under-sheriff; Mr. Wm. Wil- liams, Corwen; and Mr. David Pugh, Dolgelley.
BALA. Mn, WAMEH HAY'S CONCKRT.—Mr. W "Iter Hay, and his friends gave a concert at the County Hall, on Monday, eveiiiiiglttst. wbieli was well- sustaintd, embraced a general variety of pieces. A good number of the elite of Bala, and its immediate neighbourhood availed themselves of the entertainment; all of whom appeared highly pleased with the manuer I in which the various pieces were performed.
DENBIGH. UNWHOLESOME HERRINGS.—On the 20th lilt, 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. BoRouGii POLICLI COURT, Friday, June 24th [ult]— Before A. E. Tumour, Esq kiayoi-; and Evan Pierce, Esq., M.D. Drunkenness.—Peter Morris, glazier, Denbigh, was charged by his neighbour, Mrs. Lucy Owen, with being 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. Poachinfl under the New Gatiit Act. Peter Morris, the same defendant, was also charged by P.O. 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 Cfaambres road. Defendant's son accompanied him. The officer seized a rabbit from the son's 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 l9. and ousts 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 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 he and his brother magistrate had for his family, the fine would have been much heavier. Sellim/ Ale at Unlawful Ho,in.llliam Barker, Vale of Clwyd Tavern, was summoned by P S. Davies for this offence, committed on Sunday morning, the 19th of June. Mr Gold Edwards appeared for defendant. 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 Iluglies was adjourned. NORTH WALES COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLUM, I REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS IN LUNACY. John Forster and S. Gaskell, Esqrs., Commissioners in Lunacy, visited the above Asylum on the 21st May, 18U4, 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 arrangements 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 put year has been refused, Since the 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; and44 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 rest were chiefly f i-oin general palsy, epilepsy, phthisis, and diarihoea. Of I patients of all classes there are in the Asylum to-day 208 being in the male division 129, and in the female division 139. ?' ?e ?id the women, as usual, both in their dress and the comfort of their wards, m a better condition than the men but all improvement in this respect was not to be looked for until the opening of the new wings, The men's dining arrangements are now necessarilj de. fective. the other hand, the regular a?ociation of nearly 100 of the women in the Recreation Hall of the south airine c jurt, 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 freti (wntly used, lillce itS completion, for dances and other purposes of recieatiou to all the patients; and such means of amusement appear to have been suffieiently 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 as much as possible. As it is, we learnwnh. l'looau¡:e" that very nearly all the stockings in&d in the Asylum are knitted by the pa tients. Amoiig nth Of changes obeorvalile since the last vi- sit; is a judiciousi alteration of the Baths [at the present time in progress], by substituting tin for slate, and by providing a larg« bflth-ioora lor each division, containing 4 baths each, besicf» tht, single separate hatha for each corridor. The Laundry alstf few been enlarged and made more efficient, by new steam' and drying closets, and hot wa- ter supply. And there has been an introduction of ano- ther kind of closet into the'dormitory occupied by ve,-y troublesome patients (we refèt; to Smith's portable pa- tent dry closet") which has-beeii nsprl with so much advantage that its more esfi«»fed use appears to be de- sirable. The Chapel attendances average ifpWArds lIe 140, which to the full are as much (unfortunately) as the Chapel will hold; and the effect of the services has been greatly increased by the new Organ, purchased since 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- ing infrequent and for short periods. To-day 17 patients are entered as under treatment I for bodily disorders. The Night Watch has increased in efficiency last night's returns showing no dirty beds and of wet beds, on the malo and 5 on the female side; the straw beds having been further reduced in both divisions. We iii-C I;Iti to see Colitilitietl evidence of the suc- cess with which )tr Ionei manages this Asylum, and of the efficient help he receives from his assistant ofifcer, Mr. Barker, in all hii kinflly and judicious ilt-raiigetnente for the welfare of the patients."
HOLYHEAD. TUN CUKAT STOIW, LAST VI.STKH.—The remains of a female were found on Monday, the 27th ult., t under Penrhos, the seat of the Hon. W. 0, Stanley, M.l'. It was in an entirely liude state, being minns the head and arms—merely the trunk. It is rumoured that it is the body of the young lady that Captain Arnii- bge, of the Westbourne (which sank in the great storm had seduced from her parents, and who is known to have bovii lost at that tiule, Pof.iCK CouiiT.—Friday, June 24.—Before Captain Roberts. W. Nitylor was charged with being drunk and disor- derly. P.O. 1C deposed—The prisoner was in Xewrv -street, at eight o'clock oil Monday, the 21 rt ult. He was fol- lowed by a great crowd of people, being naked from the waist up. He recommended him to go home, which ho refused to do. i'ne prisoner admitted the offence, and was fined 5s. and costs. James Hallington and Tbos. Brogan, were brought- up. charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 21st nIt. I P.O. 16 deposed to having been c?Ued to the Market Tavern, where thcrø was a lot of Irish, among whom were the piisoiiers 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 fined Is. and costs each. Itiehard llalford and James Dyer, were charged with refusing to proceed to sea in the ship Ralston, Captain Davies, from Greenock to Havannah, which had turned into Holyhead Harbour. The plea the defendants had was, that she was leak- iilg. 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. SATCKDAY, June 25th.—Before Captain Rigby. Barney Clarke, navvie, was charged by Wm. 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.
FESTINIOG. I CAUFICII MKETING.—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-ltcwls, D. Jones, Pwllheli; E. Hughes, Pentrefelin R. Roberts, Wauoiawr; W. Richards, Pen- rhyndeudraeth W.Jones, Llanenddwyn; W. Jones, Clynnog; It. 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 :-RevdB, D. Jones, D. Lewis, W. Richards, W. Jones [Llanenddwyn], W. Jones [Clyn- nog], it Killin, and R. Roberts—the first four 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 so many strangers as usual, owing, probably, to the unfa- vourable 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 Rowlands, 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 Tyddyu Mai, Llanfeehell, was charged by Anne Morgan, also of Llanfeehell, with steal- a gold ring. The charge was proved against her by Elizabeth Jones and Jane Owen. The Bench ordtred her to find surety for her future good behaviour. Win. Hughes, of Gwalchmai, was charged by the Overseers of Bodedern, with refusing to maintain his wife, thereby causing expense to the pariah. Commited for six weeks.
LLANDUDNO. ITS HOUSEHOLD GODS. Llandudno boasts among its Household Gods a medical officer of health, Everyone 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 Dot 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 drams, 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 goofl, and we know this to be true, but what is the reason that the smaller drains from the houses into the main artery are so de- fective 1 In 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-deuial 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. 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, aqd point out the nuisances which exist, but it ia the duty, not of the newspaper scribbler to do tifWy tnw; of the oiffcers of the town, who hold their apl)oiLliffloAT tor the purpose. This has been done, and so the short letter signed tbn Medical Officer of Health," which appeared in the North Wales Chronicle of last week, is not satisfac- tury, It was his duty, long since to signalise any existing nuisance injurious to the health of the inhabitants of Llandudno. On the 28th May, 1864, he did so, and a report was sent in to the Commissioners, signed by the Medical Officer of Health." That report gave a full account of the defective state of the drains, of the condition of the slaughter houses, of the foulness of the ditches, and the ashpits. Will the "Medical Officer of Health" for Llandudno justify himself by publishing that report in the "Noith Wales Chronicle" of next week; or if he find it inconvenient to do fo, will the Inspector of Nui- sances, to whom that report was banded, publish it. The picture drawn by Wanderer, it ia stated, is exag- gerated, and highly coloured; and yet, if the report alluded were read, the accusation of exaggeration would fall to the ground, and reproach would attach itself to one who baw certainly had the presumption to undertake a taok which, it would be evident, he bllt half accom- plishes. Letter after letter may be written, until at fets* the Edi- tor of the "Chronicle" refuse 10 publish more. The true answer to all these staceuients lies with the Hofwehold Gods of Llandudno. The question is therefore addressed, not only to the "Medical Ollioer of Health" —not only to the Inspector of Nuisances, but to the- Commissioners of Llandudno, "Ill they print, in any way most agreeable to fhetn- s-'lves, the report of the sanitary condition of the place, sent in to them by the medical officer of health, dated 2 3th May, lSlU, and signed, James Nicol, M.1) and shontd any subsequent report have been sent in, will they print that also, for theinfovuiution of the ratepayers of Daudodtio ? if the docllmenti be lost, a copy may, perhaps, be forth- coming. The question of exaggeration us to the state of the town, thus becomes narrowed to a small space— another proof is in the hands of the Commissioners of Llandudno. Whether they avail themsel ve-i of the opportunity, remains to be soeu. WANDKUKR. IMI'KOVKURKT COMMISSION Kits MEKTING.—The month- ly meeting of the Commissioners took pjace on Monday last. I)reetit: -Nir. W. l'i,itcli:ti-f I [ill the chair]; Messrs. James Williams,- Thomas Tarry, Thos. Joke., II Thomas, and J. Hughes. The CMCUK reported that he had made enquiries res- pecting ladders and other appliances in case of lire, and received only one reply, which he read to the meet- ing The Finance Committee reported that they had exa- mined bills to the alllQnut of E 16 IUs., and recommended j the same to be paid. Cheques were then grauted for the payment of the following sums:—W. Brooks, road tabonr, hist month, Jtll 17s. Id.; ditto watering the streets, £ 4 13s. The sum of 2s. (id. was allowed for the first alarum on the fire bell. A letter was read from occupiers of houses in Mad- dock-ptreet, complaining of the unsatisfactory state of that street. The "disorder" said in the memorial to prevail in Maddock-street. 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 in- terferatice of the estate authorities. The state of the flagstones in Mostyn-afreet 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 CLERK laid before the meeting Dr. Nicol'.s second report, calling the Commissioner' 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 I legislato or remove any nuisance connected with a pig- gery they certainly should do. Mr. JOHS HUGHES 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 qlletion was where could they got the money necessary to effect these improve- ments ? The SURVEYOR [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 suggestion for public slaughter houses and piggeries, said there were no Hiich places in other watering towns, such as Hhyl, Southport, and Blackpool. If piggeries or slaughter houses were not cleanly kept, or were placed too close to the dwelling houses, 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 i lodgings in the neighbourhood." 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 sergeaut of police. Sunday Excursions.—Some 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 sm- ner" only (a registered boatmen) appeared to come un- der the baD, and it was intimated that his license might be withheld unless he dcsistell 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 Committee. The meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, the 5th instant.
MACHYNLLETH. The Rent Audit of R. P. Long, Esq., Dolforgan Hail, 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 a.ssembled 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, aud 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 hadbeen 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 iucii, 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 Iachynlleth find it, we presume, a profitable specula- tion to pay railway fare to Newtown and Aberystwith aud 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 t8 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 Nlr. David Joues, 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 [marker days.] We hope he will be duly encouraged in tuis 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 — QorretpondtnL
^tyerita .ndinutt"t. HOUSE OF l,ie present position Earl ST^HOPE c.lIIed attention to commi. of the Royal Academy. He stated that ». -onths, sion inquired into the question for several w. and arrived unanimously at their report, but thd 11. vernment had as yet given no intimation of their izitm. tion with respect to the recommendations of the com- missioners. He begged to ask what atop they intended to take. Lord ST. LEONARDS condemned the recommendation of the commissioner#/ which would destroy, and not re- model, the Royal Academy. He trusted the Govern- ment would deallibemlly with it as regard the question of the site. After some remarks from Lord Houghton, the Duke of Rutland, Lord Hardinge, and Lord Overstone, Earl GRANVILLE said it waeimpossiMeDot to fed that the Academy, consisting of the most able artists of the country, enjoyed a position of great public importance. It was this feeling which induced the Government to appoint a royal commission, which had made a most able report. That report was referred to the Royal Academy, which had in reply presented an address, as to its righto, to her Majesty, who, however, declined to reply to it personally, and had left the question to the consideration of the Government. With respect to the' tirst question of the noble earl, the House of Commons rejected the proposal to leave the Rfjy,,31 Academy in Trafalgar Square, with enlarged space, atHl to that deci- sion the Government would bow. As regards the second qu, .;i"II, the Government had not time to ool1.ider these detail. and he could not give a pledge as to any parti- cular cause. 1 he subject then dropped. Lord RAVENSWORTU asked somequestions with respect to the operation of the recent Act for preventing noxious vapours from chemical works His experience was that it was already a dead letter. Lord STANLUY, of Alderley, said the Act onW came into operation on tue 1st of Jaiiiiary last, and as yet they had not received the reports of the inspectors, but he was hu'onued that the results were uiotit satisfac- tory. The Earl of DImBY hoped the Act would be ex- tended. The other Bilk on the paper wcre advanced a stage, and their Lordships adjourned at half past seven. I. ————— HOUSE OF COMMONS- FRIDAY. In reply to Mr. Corry, LorJ C. FA(JKT HAITI the Admiralty did not think it I nect'Mary to scud an onicer to Cherbourg to examine and report );i the mode adopted to strengthen the sides of the Federal corvette ICearsarge inorderto resist the effects of shell. That information was obtained when the vessel was in dock in this country. In reply to Mr. Crawford, Lord (,. I'A(;I;T &ti(i the privilege of hoisting the blue ensign would be conceded to merchant vessels comman- ded and partly manned by oiffcers anil men of the naval reserve. Iii ftititic tliei-e %v,)iil(i (,tilv be three eii,igiis-- the white of the royal navy, the blue for the naval re- serve, aud the red tor tlie merchant service. On the motion for going int., Committee of Supply, Mr. MORHITT rose 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 on uftilt ought to receive the iirst consideration. He expressed a hope that the question would not be regarded as of a party charaeter, and rested his case on the simple jus- tice of the proposition. No one could deny that in 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- stoue 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 incontroveitible 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 was not a luxury, but a necessary of life. Mr. Hennessy seconded the motion. The CHANCELLOR of the ExciiEtjuiiR 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 espqpially because it was most nn. 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 ita journals. If the mo- tion was carried, and 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, £ 2,000,000 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 tlmt 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, lie 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 intein- perance among the lower orders. Mr. UR(JUHART 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. NEATE 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. NEWDEGATK supported the motio.1, whfth, on a division, was negatived by a majority of 166 to 118. In reply to Mr. Maguire, The ATTORNBY-GENERAL for Ireland Baid 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. LONGFIKLD 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. HUNT suggested that the bill had better be with. drawn. Mr. O'HACMN 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-wliicli, he repeated, would reduce expense—the House thought fit to reject the measure, he should not be responsible and could not hell) it, Mr. WHITESIDE said it would be much wiser, in his opinion, to postpone this measure till next session, and in the meantime 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. WHITESIDE moved to defer the committee for three months. Upon a division, Mr. Whiteside's amendment was nega- tived by 51 to 49. Mr. VANCE thought that, considering the narrow majority, another opportunity should be given to the House to determine whether it should go iuto a com- mittee upon the bill. He moved that the debate be adjourned. After a short discussion, upon a division, this motion Wa" negatived by 56 to 51. Mr. COLLINS moved that the House do adjourn. The discussion wa renewed, and ultimately the motion for adjournment was negatived hy 56 to 63. The adjournment of the debate was then moved by Mr. Lygol. Lord PALMERSTOX 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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I LLANDUDNO IMPROVEMENTS. 'nnick. I ? <? ?<'<.? 0/ the A?-<A lytileg' -()ni' c l e. Sir,-Y was sorry to find that the parties blgtlftlk- themselves "Ratepayers," in your last impression, made so illogical <t statement of a good cause of complaint* They made a greater botch of their testimony than thd party amenable for the mrioallce haa made of the flag- ging. No wonder that the matter stands as yet unremedited. 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 venfict. Youre, &c., f no MO.
LLANDUDNO. To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Siit^—If Wanderer" was disgusted wrtn the number of pigs-kept in Llandudno about a fortnight ago, what must be his disgust to find that, on the day of Iaat Con- way bi!o, pigs were brought here in cart lowfe; as the visitors, aicrease, it seems that nuisances Mi's1? necessa- rily increiwe with them. The poor man has rutny rea- sons for keeping a pig, when we consider the high prioe of house-rant, provisions, &c., in this place but what excuaecttB-tbe large lodging-house keepers have for maintaining; the nuisance, who call afford to live in in- dolence and *eity ? They do not depend on the-prict of their pig io make up their rent, or any luxuries ia which they wvprofnsely indulge. The Medicai Officer of Health states that there are such tilings aø accessary evils." Very true, there are; but, certainly, Mitre must be a limit to it. The Sanitary Act provides tiiait no pigstye or open privv shall be' erected nearer »dwelling-house than ten feet;" and if. the medical ollice^ ct heatth will only visit some of the back yards of holmes, he will find the law violated to 3D' awful extent; but,, if pigstves were the required distanoe from dwellings, the-Jtact of the wind being, almost al- way". blowing from tlre west, the consequence is that all the miasma arifiiiy from pigs, open privies, &c., is blown into the town,, which Met. in itself ought to put a stop to the nuisance. I.et ;Illy Oil", ;ifter i-i w;jrzn di.v, visit tlip top of the reservoir above the Ifcvitis, ..nd be will liiui the most of- fensive odours wafted by tlie wind from some dozen pigstyes a tittle below bsiu, on the mountain side, to. wards liryIItninu. \V ivi* whone permission they are allowed to remain, I do M»t know but one of the love. liest spots on the Orme't. Head is thus converted into an intolerable nuisance. I shall call the attention of your readers to the state of the working man's dweffing in your next. 1 am, Sir, yours. Ac., JUlie ￼ A WOUKJ?G MAN. Jm)e25th,186t.
LLANDUDNO.—" THE CELEBRITIES." To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Dear Sir,—I had often been puzzled, and 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 He added—" As far as my acquaintance with celebrities goes, I never read of any one whose name was associated with such a place;" and, 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 living, 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 cirCHiustances occurred, and which I am glad did occur, that I have almost been dreaming to kuony some- thing of the antecedents of the noble dead," or to find whether the epithet is to apply to some living uuknown 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," pity my ignorance, and give a few joltings concerning them; and so leave us something to anticipate on the treatise, which will be declared 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 ? 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 vos ages 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 ? othly, 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 ? 7thlv, For mathematical skill in drawing an inference without a straight-edge, or fathoming the national cha- racter with a quadrant. Sthly, For the conception of the sublime idea of sending troops of Welsh for food for the Vatagouians ? 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 ask—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 astert 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., Fcolllom, 28th .Tune, 1864. KNOW-NOTHING. Fronlom, 28th June, 1864.
ANGLESEY QUARTER SESSIONS. ANGLESEY QRTER 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, lir. R. Briscn Owen, R. L1. Jones Parry, Esq., H. l'ritchard, Edq., Rev. Dr. Jones, R. J. Hughes, Esq., Capt. Pearae, R. Pritchard, Esq., and the Rev. H. tV ynne Jones. The following were empannelled on the GRAND JCRT Mr. W. R. Davies, Beaumaris, foreman J. Davits, ditto George S. Griffith, Amlwch Griffith (irittith, Beniiinarls Edward Humphrey's, ditto Hugh Jones, ditto John Jones, ditto Win. Jones. Itodorgnn Arms Robert Lewis, Llanfeehell Thomas Owen, Khyddgaer Thomas l'ritdmrd, Beaumaris M. >1 Roberts, (iarneddwen John Rowlands, Bodfeddan Richard Rowlands. Plas iVnniyDjdil Robert Thoma-i, Venai Bridge Robert Thomas, Beaumaris Grifhth Williams. Pentre EirianeUt Kvm Kdwards, Bodedern R. P. Jones, Holyhead Evan Williams, Mynydd yr elthin Owen Parry, Beaumaris Hugh Jones, l'lao Liangefut Owen I'arry, Ilandyfr)-dog The CtTArnMAS, in his charge to the Grand Jury, said he was Horry to say there was 110 less than four cases to eoine before them that day, one of which was a charge of stealing under the following circumstances :—A man went into a public-houso at Holyhead and called for a glass of porter, and not having small money about him, gave a lad half-a-aovereign, which the lad agaill handed over to another .servant. This servant took nine shil- lings cliauge and delivered it--not to the person who had the porter, but to another person, and that man was the prisoner. The question was whether the money was so delivered, and so delivered to the prisoner. There might bo some contradiction among the witnesses, but it was their duty to consider the charge in all its bearings, which, when 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 etch other. There was no one thing iu criminal law so plain as when stolen property is found in the possession ei any party that party ought to be put upon his trial and account to the court how he became possessed of it. The other prisoner was charged with having stolen some clothes put "ut to dry, which were afterwards found in the prisoner's p ssessioti. Another charge IV.'W against j a pelilon who travelled by railway in the as a woman who was returning from Bangor, with a parcel containing some purchases which she had made xt Bangor, She left the carriage, and in a few minutes after turned back for the parcel, which, however, liit(I gone with the train to Holyhead. The property was (ubsequently found in the possession of the prisoner. The third case might occupy their attention soule time. It appear8 that a tradesman inDuUm ordered some goods from a Sheffield manufacturer. The goods ,I packed up in two boxes to be sent to Dublin by way of Holvhead. Witnesses would prove that the property iu question was delivered in two boxes ,,1, the railway nation, Sheffield-that they were seen safely delivered at'Manchester, and at Holyhead. It would be proved that the waggon containing the boxes arrived at Holy- head on a panicular day, but too late to be put on board j that night. On the following morning the waggon was unloaded, when the clerk, whose business it was to mark the goods, said there was only one box. Mr. R D. Williams—In order to save the time of the Court I may as well state now that it is my intention, nu liehalf of the prosecution, to apply for this case to be postponed. The CHAIRMAN-Un(lir those circumstances I slitill make no further observations upon that case, and will content myself with simply reminding you that when stolen property is found upou the person, or in the pos- session of any man, it is au act of justice that he should be brought forward to state how he came to be possessed the.4aine. Mr. Williams then stated the grouud 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 eould 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. I.AHCENY. Barney Clarke, a labourer, pleaded not guilty to having stolen half a-sovereigu, on 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 facts of the caso were precisely as stated in the 4abarge to the Grand Jury, supported by the evidence of various witnesses. Prisoner had nothing to say in bis defence; the Chiiir- man summed up, aud the jury returned a verdict of guilty, ?"He was sentenced to one calendar month's imprison- ment and hard labour. Ualurt Roberts pleaded not guilty to having stolen a sheet and two pillow cases, the property of Pierce Wil. liams, Glanvmorfa, on the 10th of May last. Mr J w, Jones was for the prosecution, the prisoner being defended by Mr. It. D. Williams. The only disputable point in the evidence was the identity, which was very conflicting, and occupied the court several hours. The jury acquitted the prisoner. STEAUtGDRArftHY GOODS. John Sweeney, a private soldier, stationed at Dublin, pleaded not guilty to having stolen, on the 11th of May, a parcel of drapery goods belonging to Mr. Jno. Grittith, Plas Cemlyn, Holyhead, of the value of £4 or upwards. Mr. Richard Williams prosecuted, the prisoner being undefended. Mr. Williiim-i having stated the case, called the fol- lowing witnesses Mrs tllen Grjffith, wife of Mr. John Griffith, Has Cemlyu, 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 earriage. Found that she had left a parcel behind, after which she turned back, but the train had gone. Pro- ceeded to Holyhead, and gave information to the police, who found the lost goods. The parcel produced was her's, Inspector Owen, Holyhead, said-OD 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 art 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. Expectod Mrs. Griffith would have applied to him for it. The parcel was strapped with his knapsack. 1 n- soner said he thought the Inspector was the lady's bus. band, aud that he came for the parcel for her. The Chairman summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty, V6Spnteii<>e--To be imprisoned for one calendar month. THH CHIKF CONSTABLE'S REPOHT. Sir I beg to state for the information of the Court, that the Police is numerically effective. Accompanying is the usual Distribution Return, and I have prepared a quarterly table of offences, adjudicated upon 8ulllmarily, 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 ?ce. have been reported to the police. Six persons have been apprehended, and committed or bailed for trial, ?he number of va?nb relieved by the Police be. tween the 26th of March, and the 22nd of Juno, in the Anglesey Union, amounts to 111, being au increase of 28 over the Easter Quarter. Seven were ticketed from Menai Bridge to the Bangor Workhouse, being an in- creme of two. ?tpendi? contr a respective quarterly return ,of the number relieved, and their cost, since the police were appointed Relieving-oiffcers of vagrants. The Inspector* 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 18s. 7 ¿d" in fa- vour of the county rate. The lalan(I is generally free from the commission of any very serious otieuces, and quiet, with the exception of Holvhead, when. 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 beon throughout, with but few instances to the oontrarv. very exemplary. — APPENDIX. 1863. I: 8. D, Michaeltilas I 111 2 6 ï h-1864' 122 2 5 6 ? ? ??l? Fa?ter 83 1 10 11 Trinity ￼ ￼ Total 127 £8 4 6 Number refused relief-16. Number ticketed to Workhouse, from SeP t.80, 1863 Hilary 11 Easter •" Trinity ï 23 I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient Bervant, P. W. GBIMTLL, C.T/. To J. Williams, Esq., Chairman. The Court thou adjourned for the transaction of the finanftifl business of the county, aud shortly afterwards ro*.
A VETERAN IN DISTRESS. To the Editor of "Public Opinion." Sir,—The 1 imcs of the 21st May contains the case of an old soldier of the 15th King's Hussars, 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, Itoff has never received a shilling of pariah. relief. It is sad to see the squalid poverty in which he lives." Thomas Roff enlisted in 1805, in the 15th Hussars, landed at Lisbon with the 15th in 1S13, served 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, Sit, 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 aud 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, aud 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 affairs of outposts. Capt. Thackwell's squadron or Capt. Hancox's squadron was 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, l'houiaa Roff, a comfortable provision in his old age. The Rev. K Bulkley, Incumbentof the (iigttict church of Kiugsclere Woodlands, near Heading, has kindly con- sented to receive any subscriptions on Thomas RofTs 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, VETERANUS. Gloucatenhiri? June 7,186.. VEIERANUS.