LECTURE ON ALCOHOL AS A MEDICINE. nr. F. R Lees, F.S.A., of Leeds (author of the M Science of Symbols," and the Alliance Hundred ■Guineas Prize Essayist), delivered a lecture on Monday ■evening last, at the Penrhyn Hall, Bangor, upon the Medical Question of Teetotalism; or "the supposed virtues of Alcohol as a Medicine in various disorders." W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., Plasooch, occupied the chair. Tbe CHAIRMAN, in introGncing the speaker, remarked that when he was requested to preside at this meeting he did not hesitate to ooucede to the wishes of his friends, not ouly from a desire to promote the temper- ance increment, but also to show what his feelings were upon the occasion. It was a novel position for him to be placed in: but, however novel it might be, he came forward with his whole heart and mind devottmi to tem- F' h. eu]- per,uice. From his position in this county, as one of the acting magistrates, perhaps there were few better able to judge the benefits that might be derived from this society. The constantly occurring evil of intoxica- tion was weekly- and he might eay daily—visiting them from all directions; and when thev considered the ex. tensive work* which surrounded them, not only in the mountains but in the city and its environs, it was quite clear that a movement of this kiud was most desirable, and he thought ought to receive favour and encourage- ment fr(,ta b,)tll gelitle,, ault milill-le, [Applause.] It had jifver fallen to III. lot to attend these meetings; and simply for this reason, he bad never been solicited. [Laughter.] Had he been asked he would readily have responded to the call: and they might rest assured that h'Meafter, if he were honoured with a request to attend. tlu v should have his services on any occasion. fAp. plause.] But he had not ooioo there to dilate upon this excellent movement, lb Lees and his [the chairman's] friend the reel r of Xeith would, he had no doubt, do it in strains which would excite the admiration of the an- dience, and exceed everything he could say. He then called upon Or. Lees to address the meeting. Dr. LLLKS said that the question which be had t" dis- cuss that evening was a reeoguised question of religion and of morals—a question of progress and of happiness (jjueo health was one of the cond.tions of progress and happiness. He contended that the national faith in alcohol was superstitious and absurd; and though lie was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, he ven. tured to predict that the people of this country would in 30 years hence look back upon the views which thev now entertained of this question—the strengthening "ud I life-sustaining properties of alcohol -—simply as an illu- sion. Though it was recently said in Parlialnent by Mr. Buxton (au eminent brewer, by-the bye) that beer would strengthen and support the human body, he really did not know of anything so utterly groundless as that insertion What were the laws of nature by mea". of which health and strength was imparted to the human body f How were the physical and mental p ,\v is of men exercised f There was the locomoti ve engine, impelled by the power of steam, which was after- w,u as refloate d by its sue, and the quantity and quality of fuel by which it was generated if they wi bed to put force into the human system, tliey must, impart nu- trition into it. If they tell him what and how much coal was consumed, he would tell them the work and how uianv miles the locomotive travelled Now, it was Doless absurd to throw bricks to the blacksmith to make iron, thau to suppose that alcohol would produce heat, or that it can by any means enter into the composition of any lidug body. It was held by Baron Leibig, who was reeoguised as a great scientific authority—and, he should observe, that the man who believed in scientific authority was a scientific believer in Pope., Science does not admit anything oi any man who will 4eluve that it is true. Now it was maintained by that great man and believed by the profession, that though alcohol could not become a part of the human body, it could give heat to the body. Twent)-five years ago be (Dr. Lees) denied that proposition; and lie had to wait till now before the medical world would admit of the truth of his theory. (Cheers.) That which nourished the body must bee -me. a part of it—and that was the only possible condition of strength. Now, alcohol entered their body and was universally supposed to strengthen their ribs while yet it came up decomposed, in the same state as it entered If it mis to nourish the body it would have to stop there; but contrary to the life gtifa- taining property of other matter it went in alcohol and came out alcohol. It could not possibly warm them because the fuel was not decomposed. He challenged any medical authority in the world to prove to him that alcohol was strengthening. Oh," says one, but I fee) I am stronger when I have partaken of alcohol." But feeling was no proof People in fever felt that they were hot, but when he applied the thermometer to their blood, the;, were, it) fact, much cooler than when in health. friend of his lately at Tunbridge Wells asked Tom Sayers if, when he was trained for the ring, he par- took Jioerally of bed stakes and double stout. "Oh:" said Tom, as to these I am no teetotaller; whenever I have any business to do there is nothing like water and dumb bull* So they found that there was in- n<M!once it) water, and pernicimisness in strong diiilk it did Dot give itreugth, it destroyed strength. (Cheers ) Dr. Lees next dwelt upon the action of the neHe", and divided them into two seta—the voluntary and the in- voluntary and dwelt upon the irritation and the ar- tificial power which alcohol was sup|iosed to excite. He also ridiculed the universal practice among his profes- sional brethren of prescribing strong drink in various disorders to their patient"; but he not only blamed them, but blamed the people also, who wished them to prescribe what they liked—they wished to be deceived, and they were deceived He then read an extract from the British Medical Journal," in which a learned man observed—that there never was a disease cured by al. c\,h<ll, aud that it was at the best but an adjunct; and he had himself read thousands of medical woj ks, yet he JlVer saw a single instance recorded of any one cured by it. It was prescribed because people liked it—because people believed in it; and as Pope said of another subject- A tnau never ist but always to be biested. So he would say of those who had a certain faith in strong t)riiik, They never are, but always to be cured. Medicine was pot a science. He would prove it out of the mouths of medical men themselves. Dr. Richard- son F.K.S., in the presence of 300 or 400 medical men at the Provincial Medical Society," remarked that their aoi ion, as said by Lord Bacon 200 years ago, was circular not progressive We are overwhelmed with details," said he, "but are as far as ever from principles; the tirst corner fitone of medica] science has not yet been laid." Dr. Lees further dwelt upon the universal ap- plication of alcohol in heart disease, which as a remedy (eft a worse disease behind. Mercury, bleeding, and purging had destroyed many, but alcohol was more des- tructive than all put together. Dr. Cheyne, Physician to the Forces in Ireland, as far back as 1829, said in a book which the lecturer then held in his hand, that those strickeu with fever by the application of alcohol died not the victims of fever, but the victims of in- toxication—they were actually intoxicated. He next combated Dr. Todd's theory, which medical men had read ao much of, and pointed out to the numerous vic- tims of that pernicious system. Dr. Todd was at last killed by his own practice. It was also known th it their estimable Prince Consort per-ished under the ilamil oourse of treatment, which slaughtered one out of every four patients which it affected to cure. Professor Gardiner, who two years ago wrote strungly III favour of the alcoholic theory, had since confuted his own statement. Having referred to the evidence of Dr. ( ar- penter and Sir John Forbes, the talented lecturer en- tered minutely into the number of cases tieated as de- lirium tremens in the various hospitals in this kingdom. Out of 403 cases in a hospital at I dmburgh 2 > per cent, were killed by the remedy and not by the disease; »(■ Glasgow, out of 400 cases, 50 per cent, met with the game fate. Whilst out of all the cases treated according t' the anti-alooholic system in Glasgow, Edin burgh, and Philadelphia, not one died. Alcohol wasa narcotic, not a stimulant, and as Dr, Ross observed, it was a certain enemy and a doubtful friend Iu cases of cholera large doses of brandy were prescribed. He had been himselt attacked by cholera. three times, and never bad recourse to brandy and in the course of his experience nevei prescribed it to others. During the time cholera last visited thu country, and amidst its sad ravages, he was Called to a patient who was one out of thirteen others m the same street labouring under the same disease. I e was a teetotaller, and refused to take brandy under the ad- vise of his physician. He visited him. and treated ilitti ai he had been treated himself. That man recovered, whilst the twelve others died. In typh<Ed fever also al- cohol was administered. The only nutritive element in malt eer was the beer; but why take it in combina- tion with alcohol, wheu the essence of malt could be procured without the use of the narcotic Dr. f,ees uext read a statistical statement connected with insu- rance of the proportion of deaths among the various c'asses of society, and quoted the concluding observa- tiou of the compiler (Dr. Fleming), who was in no way connected with the temperance movement, that he could not account for the preponderance of deaths among the upper and middle classes except by their al,ility to procure a greater quantity of intoxicating liquoia. Having dwelt upon the persecution which Dr. Jenner and Dr. Harvey underwent from the professio by their important di?overiea, he alled upon the au- dience to pre? thiB 8uhject also upon the protean, and expreMed a hope the day wou)d soon arm e when alcohol should be dispensed not by the publican, but by the apothecary. He admitted having said strong things in the course of his lecturo; but by fir the t4trongest observations were made by membra of the meu profession. v (Dr. L- aat down amidst continued cheering.) her. J. QfUFFivB, rector of Neath, Glanmorgansaire, (Wko it ww atated, would have addreeeed the meeting)* oaid that time would not allow him to enter upon the telUprnuoe question that evening, and that he would have another opportunity of addressing the people of Bangor upon that important subject. He could have said much in confirmation of what Dr. Lees had wid; but he did not lay atfde the drinking practice from any scientific euquiry which he had lOndo-he was a total abstainer from conclusions deducible from other pre- mises, M a member of another profession. He deter- mined to make what appeared tqo liiiii then a terrible sacrifice for the sake of his fellow-men, whom he Haw deeply embedded in the mire of drunkenness. (Ap- plause.) During it jouruey that day of 13 hours'dura- tion by rail he saw the frcqueut resort some of the pas- sengers had to the bottle, whilst he then stood before them with only one meal that day, having finished his journey without nothing stronger than wa er, wi his mind and body in as good and sound worki g orl its any man in Bangor. (Cheers.) There were pr.j ,dices both uiortl and physical to overcome; nothing out total abstinence seemed to him, however, able to uproot the evil which threatened to over-run the country at the present time. Much had been said during the last 30 years about moderation; but what was moderation— what was moderation to one man was drunkenness to another. Can the most fxpericneed iuan in the nocial and moral renovatiou of mankind—can the excellent Bishop of Bangor, than whom no clergyman laboured more a&siduoutdy among the hardy sons of toil at Iler- thvr than he did—ask him, and he would tell them w hether he was ever able to recover one working man by preaching moderation ? By the practice of solf- demal they i«i\>ugnt forth the brightest oi Christian vir ..lit'S. llt. lIIon:ht nllt anY' chang.: ot religiol\R trut.h: from one novelty to another—in: fell back upon the lirst principles oi their religiol} when ill thtJ pri:l)iti\ agc. of the world he saw this virtue brought forth ill tilo lives of those who are now in glory. He exhorted all to continue in the practice oi tlms > principles which would ultimately conquer every prejudice, and siu';r.ouut every obstacle, and then they would no longer hear the llil" pant remarks which were r.* ce itly made in the hali of St. Stephens—remarks totally unworthy of nenators — about Hume who sincerely endeavoured to benefit their Mr. UKIFFITH again rose t-> propose a vote of thanks to the Chairman, which was seconded by T. HuftUttf, Esq., M.D., Amlwch. The CH.VIHMAN briefly acknowledged the compliment, and the meeting terminated.
BUTHIN. I?oss,Tiie f,iitliiii :it tended a full parade on Wednesday evening las*, under the couim uidot Ensign Admni. They assembled specially tor the purpose of witnessing their esteemed drill-instructor, Sei";e iiit Ho- being presented with his discharge from the regular army, iu which he had taith. fully served for a period of twenty-one years, in th,, 1] th regiment. Two years ago, he was transferred from Ire- land to Huthill, and since then he lias endeared himself not only to the Volunteer Corps, but also to a large nuinlier of friends in the town. Although he fias not distinguished himself as a warrior, for the simple reason that he has not experienced any active service, he has won to himself a high moral character, which will hence- forth serve to extol liiin as a soldier and a citizen in the opinion of his countrymen. As a proof of his fidelity in his regiment, lie was rewarded with a silver medal bear- ing the inscription "Good conduct;" and his Mis- charge is couched in language full of glowing and eulo- gistic terms. The Volunteers, after ^oing through a few- evolutions, adjourned to the new assembly-room of the Lion Ilotel, where they "lwnt a few hours in a friendly and convivial manner. A purse containing £ 10, sub- scribed by the members of the Corps, was presented to Sergeant Ross as a mark of their appreciation of his valuable services as their Drill-Instructor. Cous'rv HALL, Monday, July 4.-Before J. Maurice, Esq.. and GabritS Koberts, Esq. Several persons was summoned by lir. Price Ro- berts, assistant-overseer, for non-payment of poor rates. All the cases were settled out of court, except one, in which David William. Llanrhydd-street, was defendant, who was allowed a week to pay. The license of the Cross linns Tavern, Llanaruion, was transferred to Eleanor Davies. Richard Edwards, of Wrexham, was summoned by P.O. Vaughan for riding in his cart without reins in the parish of ijtantair-Dytfryn-Llwyd, on the 18th ult. Fined 5s. and costs. LKCTUKK os MISSIONS.—AN important and highly successful meeting was held in the National Schoolroom, under the p. e..i,!eucy of the Rev. the Warden of Christ's Hospital, Ruthin, to hear from the Rev. H. Rowley, a returned missiouary, some account of what was being done and what was still to be done in the interior of Africa. Several of the IIdghbnuriug clergy were pre- sent, notwithstanding it was an evening meeting. The meeting was in connection with the Central African Mission. After the school choir, with the assistance of the ne- oior pupil-teacher at the harmonium, had stuig the liyinti- &c "From Greenland's icy mountai.ns, .&.c and prayer to God had been offered up, rhe Chairman, in a few introductory remarks, ex- plained the object of the meeting, and then called upon The Rev. I-l. Howley, who began his lecture with an account of the geography of Eastern Africa, illustrating his remarks by a map. He stated that the Portuguese had retained their hold over that country since the time iittie subsequent to the discoveries of Vascodi Gama; that it was uurler Portuguese governors, with a governor general at Mozambique, and that the object of these governors in most cases appeared to be to get aR much money as possible from the district over which they were placed. The very excellent laws and regula- tions sent from Europe were not worth the paper they were written on. The natives of the were un- der the government of their own chiefs, assisted by a council; manv of the people are slaves. -But the slavery was not of the horrible kind, too common in some other part. of the world, the slaves under'their chiefs being in a similar position to that of the "trained servant-s" under the patriarch Abraham. Owing to the mutual good feeling between governors and governed, the chiefs could not be prevailed upon to sell those under them. who were slaves, jand hence the wretched slave dealers from the coast incited internal wars, and supplied the chiefs with guns and po«de. that they might have the opportunity of purchasing the prisoners on either side. These were the wicked men who [to serve their own lust of gain] were the great scourge and curse of all that part of Africa to which their influence extended. The coun- try before them was under a happy government, and behind them often a desert. When the rev. lecturer and his first reached the Ulterior, a slave war was going on to the north of them for the purpose of obtaining women and children as slaves. This hereafter proved a cause of great trouble, adding greatly to the horrors of the dreadful famine of two years later. On their way they released 120 slaves their drivors being glad to run away when they founol the persons they met were English and the description given of the sight of suffering, and disease, and weak- ness was most touching. Many of the unhappy cap. tives were still with open wounds, and the shoulders of all the men were sore from the weight of the heavy yoke they had to carry, and which, cutting into the flesh as it was doing, was never taken off night or day. rh" kindness and truthfulness of the English soon won for them complete confidence, and they were able to exercise a happy influence over the natives, irrespective of direct teaching. Many customs of doubtful expe- diency were given up, or partly so many times punish- ment was remitted or ameliorated on their entreaty, while on one occasion they rescued from death a poor woman, the widow of a chief, intended to he killel that she inilzht wait upon her recently deceased husband in the world of spirits. The frequent remark, wtiat you Bay must be good we know you English never tell lies," hewed why the argument of tho missionaries were so often successful. From the remark. of the leeturei it is evident the African tribes are well prepared for the teaching of the Gospel; and we may hope that by the labours of such as he, they may receive Christianity before the entrance and influence of a vicious civilisation makes their condition well-nigh incapable and hopeless of in.provement. The lecture was of great length and inttreBt, and listened to throughout with the utmost atteiitiou. Wheu it was concluded, the Chairman called upon The Rev. ThomM Kirk, to whose labours be ascribed the great success of the evaiing, to address the meeting, who began by expressing his unwillingness to interrupt the impression of the lecture though, being requested to "peak on the occasion, he might supplement the words of the lecturer by stating something of the labours and dangerous journeys, and great self-sacntice of that gentleman, concerning which he had forebore to sty ;I word He concluded by calling upon all present not to forget the needs of Africa wheu the meeting was over; but to help those called upon to labour "wherc Satan s seat is," that their efforts and smaller sacrifices being ae. cepted of God, they might wear a brighter crown in the world to come. Rev. James Jones, rector of Llanfwrog, proposed, and Dr. Jones, of Clwyd-street, seconded, a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was carried by acclamation. After singing the evening hymn and prayer, the meeting was dismissed with the benediction. The more than usually excellent collection, and the remarks of many persons afterwards, testified to the great interest awakened by the lecture. It has been frequently said since, that such an excellent meeting has not been seen in Ruthin for a long time This will, it is hoped, be grateful to the incumbent, and encourag- ing for the success of future similar meetings.
￼ imperial parliament. 1_ mtftrhd Fe,arlmmtttt. I HOUSE OF LORDS-Fitirlty. Eitrl Oiftrr moved a series of resolutions condemning the policy pursued by her Majesty's Ministers in their negotiations with Japan. On a division, the resolutions were negatived. HOUSE OF COMMONS-FMDAY. The business in the House of Commons was of a mis- cellane' ms and not very important c haracter, except an explanation given by Lord Pahnerston relativo to the proposal of arbitration made by Earl Russell at the Conference. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY, I THE LATE CONFERENCE. I Tho Earl of MALMESBURY gave notice that on Friday next he would move a resolution to the effect that this house regretted the failure of the Conference, and that in their opinion the course pursued by her Majesty's Goveru. ment, with reference to Denmark, had lowered this coun- try in the estimation of Europe, and thereby endangered the continuance uf peace, Several bills were advauced a stage, and the house adjourned. HOUSE OF I Tho house met at fotij, o'cl,)ck. Col. TAYI.OII moved for A new writ fur EArl Gloucestershire, iu rile room of Sir W. Codrington, de- ceased. Mr. DISKAFXI, oil entering the lioune, was recaived witli fi-oiii file. oi)i,(,sitit)n. Sir G. OKKV, in reply to Sir I'alk, stated that the Government ha.l not rueeived any information from the Allitd Powers, declaring t;iat they liu longer considered themselves bound to tile Conventions marie by themselves in the C inference. ?Ill'. I.\ Y.\IW, ill rep1y b (\ farth1' ql1ê,tioll, Hait! Go. vernment was not aware that the Allied Powers were I about to attack the Panidi Islands. THE VOTE OF CENSURE. Mr. DisiiAKH then rose to move his resolution. In moving a vote of censure on the Government, lie Hiii(I that nearly all the gnat wars of Europe had been wars of suocessiou, and, unfortunately, the war going on be- tween Denmark and Germany came under this category. Unfortunatefy,the ellbrts of the Great Powers to avoid this result, and the celeb rated treaty of 1SO2, had proved abortive. This was not tile first time that the territory of Denmark had been occupied by the forces of Germany. This was the ca-ie iu ISij, but the result then was nothing, owing to the revolutionary movement in 18 !8, which shock every throne in Germany. At that time, the whole of the continental possessions of Denmark were in the occupation of Germany, but Prussia interfered.and paved Denmark. No doubt the King of Deumarlf then entered into certain engagements partly to remedy the evils complained of, and partly to an honourable excuse to the Germans for withdrawing their forces. Those engagements, when lh. pressure was withdrawn, were not fuliflled. Iu 1*52, when tran- quility was entirely restored, the treaty of London was negotiated, and in that treaty there was not the slightest reference to those engagements; but the King of Den- mark, as Duke of llolstein, was a German prince, and a question arose between him and the Federal Diet with respect to them. Those engagements were not Europ"an or international,but local and municipal; since that the question bad slumbered until shortly after the Govern- ment entered oiffce, when it suddenly assumed a new character. Her Majesty's Minister thought iit to inter- fere in that local dispute, and whether they were wise in so doing, the house would decide; but for his own part he thought they would have done better to let it work itself out. Her Majesty's Ministers felt it their duty to interfere with great, activity, as was shown by the enor- mous mass of correspondence laid on the table—a testi- lIIony to the assiduity and extreme ingenuity of the Foreign Secretary, who found a congenial employment in drawing up constitutions for other countries; but what was most remarkable was, that the other Powers did not interfere at all. He might also remark that this pragmatical correspondence was conducted amidst com- plete ignorance on the part of the people of this country, until a celebrated despatch of the Foreign Secretary tLl)- peare,1 in the autumn of 1862, which created great ex- citement in Germany, and called the attention of the people of England to what was going on. Some anxiety began to be felt, and at last, in the session of 18(53, ques- tions weie put to the noble lord, the First Minister, who replied witn Ilia usual perspicuity. The noble lord, in conclusion, said that "lie concurred with all reasonable men in Europe, including France and Russia, in hoping that the independence and integrity of Denmark might be maintained; and if any attempt was made to over- throw that independence, or violate those rights, those who made the attempt would find that they had not Denmark alone to contend with." 'Cheers.) -That was a wine ami btatesmanlike declaration. '1 lie Foreign Se- cretary followed up by a series of despatches to all the Governments of Europe, warning the German Powers that they must take the consequences of -vio ating the rights of Denmark. This showed that the declaration of the noble lord, who knew what he was about, was then sincere He would now show that it was a wise policy. the noble lord knew that France was really not only to co-operate with us in any way, but spontaneously offered to do iii). (Hear, hear.) That was in July last. What were the causes of a change on the part of France ? There had been au inslllTcctiou in Poland which had en- gaged the serious consideration of the two Governments. Previous Governments had had to consider this question, and they had determined that they could not interefere to restore Poland, and that any interference without ae. ition would be derogatory to England. (Cheers.) In 1832, the Foreign Secretary of the Government, who came to this sound decision, was the present Prime Minister; and when the question was raised in 18o3 at Vienna, the representative of England was the present Foreign Secretary. Au insurrectiou in Pohnd was regarded very differently in France to what it was in England. I II France it went home to the heaits of the people, and the sagacious ruler of that country, feeling himself ill a most delicate position, with with great reserve. In 18C5, he had suggested to England to follow tip the war with Russia for the sake of l'olaud. Our Foreign Se- cretary acted very differently. He called on alt the Powers, great and small, to serve a notice of ejectment 111)011 Russia. It was not, therefore, strange that these despatches of the noble lord had a great effect in France. Identical notes were sent to Russia, to which Kussia re- plied with indignation and sarcasm. The French Go- vernment, having acted hitherto with great reserve, thought that there was only one course—that of action; but her Majesty's Government then fell back upon the traditional policy of the country; they placed the French Emperor in a false position, both as regards 1 o- land and his own subjects; and it was not surprising that he hesitated, in September, to place himself in a similar position as regard Germany. The French Minis- ter replied to this effects, but the Foreign Secretary reiterated more strongly than ever the value which the Government attached to the independence and integrity of Denmark, to insist more forcibly than ever that the German Powers were honlltl to respect it, and to declare in the strongest possible terms that they would not re- cognise, and could not remain indifferent to the Felleral execution in Holstein. In November, the Emperor of the French proposed a general Congress. As a general principle, it was not desirable to anticipate action by a Congress, and he had thought the Government, had acted wisely in declining it; but whether that refusal was wise or not, there could not be two opinions as to the character of that refusal, which was offensive in the ex- treme. (Loud cheers.) It was a pity that some of that curt and rude frankness had not been administered to Denmark when her fortunes were at stake. (Cheers.) In November, also, the King of Denmark died, and the character of the whole question was changed. Again, the Foreign Secretary would have done well to have re- flected on his position, and considered his future course. 11 e did no such tiling. His tone was not only unchanged, hut was even more energetic and more minatory towards the German Powers. There were two courses open to it. both intelligible, both honourable. The French (yo- vernment at once informed Denmark that, if attacked by Germany, France would not assist. If England had done so, that would have been intelligible and honoura- ble. if the Government, however, thought that the case was one which threatened the balance of power in Europe, they were justified in acting with vigour; but they had adopted-t policy unheard of in the history of England. It was one of menaces never accomplished, aud promises never fulfilled hut there never was a mi- nister who wrote with such spirit, or displayed so promi- nently the phantom of proud courage. (Cheers.) A special envoy was sent to Copenhagen, and his instruc- tions were to insist upon the integrity of Denmark, the maintenance of the treaty of 1852, and the fulfilment ot the engagements by Austria, Prussia, and Denmark. This was the policy of the Government. Notwithstand- ing all these ellbrts, all these me-Iace8, the Federal exe. cut-ion took place in Hoistein; and that was a proof of the influence of the Government in Europe. 1 hen the Government went supplicating France in a. tate of COlll- plete panic. They said that they were willing to act with France. He had no doubt they were. He was not disputing their wisdom lie was only showing their intense incapacity. To this plaintive appeal the French Government said that it agreed that, unless the two Go- vernmenta could act in concert, war was imminent. But it could say no more than it had previously done. After this rejection, the Foreign Secretary proceeded to indite the fiercest despatch he had yet written to the German Governments. He would now show how Government had all this time acted with respect to Deoiaark. They urged Denmark to rovefre patent, giving Holetelfi a separate constitution, it#* patent was revoked in con- fjequence, and in to fI""d1 the Federal execution; but that execution wan complete, and the Danes were advised not to resist it on the ground that if Schleawig was tttacktml they would be in a better position to de- mand the aid of the other greilt powerg. All through the Foreign Secretary waa mont obtrusive with his ad- vice, and allowed DbYrtnark to do nothing without hia counsel. Denmark was warned on uiure than one occa- dion that unless this advice was taken she would W left to encounter the hostility of Ueruaauy, and when it was taken, Blio was finally told that the responsibility of commencing hostilities now rested with Germany. Well, Schleawig was invaded, and the Foreign Secretary now warned the German Powers that the question had become international, and he rcdon bled the vigour and urgency of menaces. What did the Government then do? They again hurried to Pari*; but, to their appeal, the French Government replied that it did not wish to provoke a reply from Austria of the character of that received from Itusaia, to be treated with the same in- difference. On this, the Foreign Minister made up his mind to offer to go to war on behalf of Denmark, if France would; but the French Minister pointed out that, if France interfered, she would become all object of general ^uapicion, aud that the war would involve all the Continent, and the Emperor must, for the present, decline to accept any engagement. One word with reapect to the Uomemice, the only result, of which had been nix weeks wasted. In that Conference Govern- ment had made two uronositions of importance One was to guarantee Denmark, and make it the scene of the name unhappineeu and rivalry as Turkey the other was a compromise, after rejecting the treaty of London and every other stipulation which the Foreign Secretary had insisted upon in his despatches; bnt in "pite of all these concessions the Conference was a failure The result Was, that the policy of Government had failed, the influence ot the country was lowered, and the seeuriHes for peace diminished. The influence of England rested on the behidf that the resources ot England were groat, and it* policy moderate and ateadtast. But what were tilt, of the policy of Government ? Twice within twelve months it had been repulsed at St.Peters burg, and twice it had vainly supplicated at Paris. It. had menaced Austria, but. Austria regarded its menaces with indifference: it had threatened Prussia, but Prus- sia had received its threats with contempt, and its ties- pati-hes had passed over the Federal Diet like the wind. There ,I)e touch wanting to the picture j and the noble lord the First Minister had supplied that when he deplored the vices of his victim and reproached Den- mark with her obstinacy in rejecting the arbitration, for which she could get no guarantee that tne neutral powers would enforce that arbitration if it were were in her favour. The result was that Russia was alienated, and France estranged, and the country on the brink of a war with Germany; but Government had not felt ashamed to pursue a policy which had lowered the dig- nity of the country, and then come to Parliament and say Engbnd could not act because she had no allies. (Cheers.) On » former occasion.the noble lord the Firat Minister had asked tauntingly, what is your policy ? It was no business oi Patliament nor of the Opposition to suggest a foreign policy to the Government, hut he would tell the noble lord" what his policy would have been, and lie trusted that by it the honour of England would not have been Htained by pledges and expectations which ought never to have been made by prill lent or wise statesmen but whilst the honour of England and the peace of Europe had been stained by the nohle lord, his policv could not have been one of incessant interffr- ence, of menaces never intended to be accomplished, or of expectations never meant to be fnlfllled; and he trusted that he should never have to come to Parliament and announce that the cuuntrv could not act because it had no allies, (Cheers.) He trusted that, however, even in such a strait as this, England would, if neoes- rise in the magnitude of her wtrength to conquer triumphantly the objects for which men lived and na- tions exiiteil but he for one would never consent to a war to extricate a mi lirtry from the consequences of its mismanagement, und m that spirit he had drawn up his resolutions in the spirit of the address to the Crown at the beginning of the session, and in interests of peace. (Enthusiastic cheers.) The right lion, gentleman, in conclusion, moved the resolutions, which have already been The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said he could assure the house that the Government had no desire to shriuk from any responsibility that attached to it. He was not astonished that lion, members like Mr.Nedegatt and Mr. Kinglake, who were mindful of the honour of the house, had desired to substitute resolutions for reso- lution of the right hon. gentleman, which had no policy at ali. The gravaman of the charges of the right hon. gentleman were that France, which, at one time, was dis- posed to act cordially with us with respect to Denmark had been alienated and changed her policy. Again, the right honourable gentleman charged his noble friend with having declined the proposal for a general Congress in a curt and offensive manner. lie theu proceeded t" show that Mr. Hisreuli had not fairly quoted the des- and had striven to mislead the house. The right honourable gentleman had charged the Government with having urgoil the DitiieH to concessions, and then abandoned her when she made them. The answer was that no concession was urged on Denmark, but in com- mon with the other Powers; and, agaiu, that the con- cessions were made so late that they were no longer available. It was too much that, for the sake of wound- ing the Government, imputations should be fixed on England which she ought not to bear. The Word of England was her bond, whatever Government was in office. The truth of the case was, that, as soon as it was passed. England had urged the Danes to recall the patent of November, which she refused to do until at the eleventh hour, when the Federal troops were on the point of entering the duchy. This Government con- ceived that England had no direct or special interests in the independence of Denmark. France had from traditional ties, as also had liusgia. hv, then, did Go- vernment interfere ? They interfered to prevent the shedding of blood. The right hon. gentleman, with incontestable logic, laid down that with France, Russia, and England united, war was impossible in Europe. Why, the whole of the efforts of Government had been directed to obtain the unity France, Prussia, and ElIg- land on the question. The Government still believed that if the treaty of 1852 could have been supported the present difficulties would have been obviated. The right hon. gentleman had charged the Government with having betrayed Denmark in the Conference. England could not go single-handed into war on behalf of the treaty of 1852 without having fully ascertained the in- tentions of the other parties to it. Now, what were the resolutions of the right hon. gentlemau ? They were the result of a week's incubation by the right hon. gen- tteman and all the talent of his party. It was clear that their first object was to put an end to the existence of the Government, but the house was entitled to ask what would be the policy of those who desired to be installed in their places. It would be disingenuous to deny that the feelings and the pride of the country had received a blow at the failure of their efforts. But he jlid not be- lieve that the influence of the country was lowered. The resolutions were nothing better than a repetition of the almost ribald language of a few obscure German papers. It was astonishing that the right honourable gentleman should import such trash and recommend it to the House of Commons as a guide for the foreign policy of the country. Instead of a simple issue of waut of confidence, the right hon. gentleman had drawn up a resolution, which might be sufficient for its object, but which, whilst transfixing Government, would also trans- fix the heart of the country. lie trusted that the house would reject the resolution. Air. NKWDEGATE moved -"That in the opinion of this house, the independence and possession of Denmark on the terms proposed by the neutral Powers ought to be guaranteed." MR. H. Gonx LANGTON seconded the amendment. Mr. KINGLAKE objected to the amendment on the ground that it muat lead to a war. General PEEL, in a very forcible speech, denounced the policy of the Government. The Lord Advocate defended the Government. Lord STANLUY contended that the imputation thrown out that the treaty of 18,;2 was concluded by the Government of Lord Derby was perfectly unwarrantable. He denied that the resolution advocated a war policy. The Chancellor of the Exchequer would hare done better if lie liit,l coiifitie(i hiinielf to the defeiieu )f the (,ovcrii- ment, without attacking the Opposition. It was easy to denounce the form of a vote of censure, but not ao ca 'y to make it agreeable to the objects of it. The re- solutions meant that the Government had mis-managed the negotiations from beginning to end, and, for no do- I ing, deserved the censure of the house. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that they could not wound the Government without transfixing the heart of the coun- try; but that doctrine was perfectly monstrous. He believed that a war for the sake of the Duchies would be an act of insanity; but the noble lord, at the head of the Government, threatened them conditionally with a war. Itwasal)verywe!lto?ikofthetrashot'for,-ign newspapers, but the rtcord of the Congress gave com- plete proof of the consideration in which the Govern- ment was held, and titere never had been in the history of the country an occasiou in which the polxy of the Government had been commented oil in such terms iw it now was all over Europe. The Danes would have been able to have made better terms than they would now obtain if they had been left in the first instance to decide for themselves without the interference of her Majesty's Government. They were threatened with an appeal to the country. They were ready to meet it. But the Government had nothing tq show for its domes- tic policy but ita financial measures, of which he should always speak with respect; but as regarded ita foreign poUcT it could not be very anxiou to go to the 0OWti- tueMtM with tb& W)tt<Awot? of RMMt offeaded," "France insulted," "Denmark ahanclollcd," and "Polaud encoun*$ed to revolt and deserted." On the motion of Mr. Cobden, the debate wa, ad- journed utflil the following day. The house adjourned at twelve minutes paat one o'clock. HOUSE OF LOUI)S—TUESDAY. I Lord STRATFOBD M RBDCLIPFE deferred the question of which he had given notice, on the rumoured revival of the so-called Holy Alliance, till Friday, the lwth inst. Lord SHAFTESBURY asked if the Government had re- ceived any information confirming the report that the Prussian troops had refused quarter to all the Swedish volunteers found in the Danish ranke when the island of Alsen was taken. From the. previous conduct of the Prussians, he believed they were quite cap.ible of com- mitting the inhuman act attributed to them. Lord RUSSELL had received no official information of such an occurrence, but would make the requisite in- quires. In answer to a question by Lord CIZA.VWOR-, ft. Lord BROUUHAM stated he should not proceed further with the Bribery Bill in the present Session. The Bill giving facilities for the performance of Divine service in collegiate schools passed through Committee. In Committee on the Publichouses Bill, Lord KOHRTOS of TATToX moved the omission of the words giving power to town councils to adopt the pro- visions the Act if they think tit. Lord GRANVII.LK opposed to the amendment, and on a division it was negatived by a majority of 7, the num- ber* i)eiiig--foi- the amendment, 21 against, 31. Their Lu\Uhips adjourned at 20 minutes to 7. HOUSE OF COMMONS—TUESDAY. Mr. COHDKN observed that Mr. DIMRAKLI and Mr NKWDI'-GATE had enlarged the scope of the discussion* The latter had raised the idsuc of peace or war the former had proposed a declaration that the policy of the Government had lowered the just influence of this country in the counsels of Europe. Whether this was so would depend upon our future conduct, lie did not say that we stood iu a very satisfactory position towards other countries; but that this would diminish the se- curities for peace was a question upon which he joined issue with Mr. Disraeli. Experience of the utter futility of our foreign policy, and the breik (if our diplo- macy, afforded, in his opinion, the best guarantee of peace. He had bewistruck with the wauo of sagacity of our Foreign Minister, which had expose l him to Hi- build and this country to humiliation in all part? of the world. Hut there was a question beyond this. Tilere had grown out of this debate a questiou of principle, connected with our external jioliey ~»-namely, the dynas- tic engagements of our Foreign- »ttice. What was this Treaty of 1852, of whieh so much was heard A few gentlemen sat around a table anil decreed the destinies of nations which were not consulted in the matter After a s hort notice of the causes of the present war in Denmark, which he traced to the pressure put upon the Sovereigns of Austria and Prussia by the German population, he asked what we should have done when rhe two Powers invaded Schleswig-Holstein ? We ought, hj said, to have mediated But what had we douel When we set up for the office of mediator we could not draw the line between mediator and partisan. There was, he observed, a party of menace in thi* country. Our power, it was true, was almost omnipotent at home but, great as it was, we had no means of bringing it effectually to bear upon Germany. It would bo childish to conceal from ourselve* this fact; yet our Government, within the last six months, had proposed to other Fowro to go to war with Germany, and we were slIved from war, not by the discretion of our own Government, but by the wisdom of the Emperor of the French. ( ould this be termed policy ? He put it to both eides of the House whether it was not high time that the Govern- ment sliould know its wishes on these ambiguous ques- lions. After speaking in terms of contempt of the ob- solete theory of the balance of power, and of the Treaty of Vienna, and deprecating our championship of weak. States, lie expressed a hope that something might grow out of these discussions that would improve our foreign relations, thi, country having, through its foreign policy, lost credit with other nations. Lord R. CECIL reviewed the course of policy pursned by Earl Ku&scll, who, he insisted, had neglected means of healing the quarrel by arbitration or mediation before the death of the late King of Denmark, which took place before the Earl could make up his dilatory mind. He dwelt upon his menacing language, amounting in more than one instance, he Baicl, to a distinct threat in the subsequent correspondence, and to the evidence it afford- ed that the Government meditated resisting the Germaus by England alone. The language of Lord Pahnerston in July last, he contended, must be understood as a threat. If the considerations were sufficient to prevent I England from engaging in war, they should have pre- vented threats, the non-fulfiluient of which produced a loss of actual power that could be recovered only by future bloodshed. As to the future, if they could not save Denmark, they could rescue England from the risk of suffering similar dishonour. Mr. W, H. FOSTKH observed that Lord RODEHT had not told the House what should have been the policy of the Government, and what the Opposition would do Mr. 1 Israeli had dealt only in vague generalities. He would, he had said, secure the hoti, ur af England and the peacc of Europe; but the House should know by' what metii.1. Tbe motion was a vote of censure, and it was necessary that tho I louse should make up its mind whether it had confidence in the Uppositin or not. A vote (if ei,,iiitiz,e fi)r the past was a vote of confidence for the future. In the consequences of the treaty of 1852, and in the Schleswig-llolstein question, we had, he thought, received a great lesson,—that it was our busi- ness to make the rule of non-intervention the guide of our foreign policy. The time had come to replace that meddling, dishonest system of apparent intervention, but real non-intervention, by an houedt, a dignified, and an open system of non-intervention. Mr. B. JoKNSToNK', after reptyiog to the speeches of the CUNOELLOIIOF the EXCHEQUER and the Lord Advo- cate on the previous evening, complained of the mystery in which the policy of ?te Government had been enve- lopuddoringthehttetranMctions. He did not defend the c,mduct of the German Pnwer, he ,aid, whieh had been marked by overbearing violence; but what tiie Go- vernment ought to have done two years ago was to come to a distinct conclusion as to whether this country should interfere or not. Instead of that they had adopted a mysterious policy, marked by a tissue of blunders, and the House, he thought, wai bound to record a solemn protest against the manner in which our foreign policy had been conducted. Lord H. V ASE observered that the Government had been blamed for recommending certain concessions to be made to Denmark, wherm"he was of opinion that thude concessions would have placed her in a better position. lie could find no proof of any hopes of assistance to Denmark held out from this country. Our office had been that of a mediator, and after the refusal of France, which was not unnatural, all we could do was to re- monstrate. He did not blame the Opposition for their motion, but they had not declared what would be their policy. The Government had done all they were called upon to do, and, although they had not been successful, he did not see that we had suffered any humiliation. Mr. LIDDIM.L, in supporting the motion, observed that the great argument of the other side was that the Op- position had no policy but it had been asserted by them, on another occasion, that it was not the function of an Opposition to declare their policy. That the policy of the Government was that of interference was, he consi- dered, proved by the papers, and he pointed out the evils which had been caused by foreign ititet-fet-erice in tha Dano-Germanie quarrel, which, while it irritated Germany, had rendered Denmark obstinate and more determined to resist. Mischief, he said, had resulted from foreign interference in the Conference, where the question of the frontier would have been settled but for the interference of tho neutral Powers. Lord R. MONTAGU maintained that the motion did not recommend a war policy. The policy of the Opposition was one of non-interference that of the Government was a policy of meddling with the affairs of our nations, and this was the reason why the name of England was execrated, as he knew it was, abroad. Mr. VVIIATXEV, in opposing the motion, succeded in infusing a little mirth into the debate by allusions to the apparently iucongruous topic of Papal usurpations. •Mr. KOEBUCK said lie kit ahuost terror in approaching this subject. The Conference had met; a great cere- mony had been performed, and every man seemed to have worn a mask, there appearing to be desire among them to avoid the real matter in hand. He could un- derstand thp. motion,-to get the Ministers out but he asked whether the real question had been put before, and lie proceeded to suggest and discuss five subject- matters involved in the question—namely, Denmark, the people of the small Germau States, the prince. of those States, Prussia, and Austria. The people of the small States, of Germany had, he said, gone mad on the question of nationality, and that showed the futility of this notion; it was a farce, he observed, and a mischiev- ous farce, ending iii ti-itgedy. Each nationality should endeavour to become one, and it was the duty and in- terest of England to maintain an adherence to this prin- ciple. The question was the manner of doing it. lie pronounced a severe condemnation upon the Foreign Department; lie blamed much that the Government had done aud.omitted to (lo but, with all their faults, he would rather, he confessed, have them than those who sought their places. Mr. UOUSMAM observed that the motion contained two propositions—one, that the polioy of the Govern- Ðlent had failed; the second, that the failure had been so injurious to otir national influence that the Govern- ment ought to be blamed. The first was admitted the facta, in his opinion, did mot juatiy the second. The _h. House, htf had acquiesced in the policy of the tren ilii-ectd that policy. He in- sisted til-,it, principles, it was the duty of the House to' t4 nize our foreign policy as much as a Bill upon a domestic subject By holding their peace the Opposition incurred a complicity in every act of the Government, and a responsibility for the con- sequences. The policy of the Government was for only ministerial, and if the country had been dishonoured it was not by the Ministry, but by Parliament. After al- luding to the conduct of the Opposition upon the rolisn question, he discussed the doctrine of non-intervention, which meant, in his opinion, non-interference in the domestic government and tho internal arrangements of other nations, and to this construction ef the phrase he gave his full and unqualified assent- But Mr. Cobdens definition went a great deal further, and he (Mr. Hors- man) could not consent to place this country in a state of isolation and seclusion. He then considered the posi- tion of tiiiesounti-y in relation to the Danish question, and condemned the policy adopted by the Government as an injudicious and dangerous policy, which bad plung- ed them iuto difficulties. The Treaty of 1852 was a bad measure, but the Government could not have repu- diated it. They ought, however, to have proposed to the contracting Powers to annul it, and substitute a de. c'aration binding the parties to defend Denmark. Un. fortunately, they took their stand upon the treaty, and rashly plunged headlong into all the embarrassments of the question our diplomacy was unskilful, and a stroke or Lord Russell's pen let loose au army of German fili- busters upon Denmark. He pursued the history of tilede trtttiaitetioiii, pointing out, as he proceeded, what he regarded as the errors of our policy, but for which, he thought, the free soil of Denmark would never have been polluted by the German troops. Then it was said tile Conference had been a failure. IHd not the Opp<WI- tion know it would be a failure? ould it not have been better then to have denounced it at the time ? But Mr Disraeli not ouly did not originate a discussion upon the subject, but he would not allow of a but threatened to strangle a motion to raise a discussion by the previous question." The Government, lie ob- served, had made mistakes, but their opponents had in- dorsed them so the parties were pretty much upon an equality. The motion bore upon the face of it two ob- jccls,—to condemn the Government as much as possible, aud to compliment their opponents as little as ^xissible. It affirmed no principle, it enunciated no I)oliev. He was afraid tl,e Government had established no claim to con- fidence but for the mistakes of a Government there was always an excuse. The opposition, had however, done nothing to prevent or remedy these mistakes, but endea- voured to use them as a steopiugstnne to power. Pub. lie policy did not require tu it at that, critical moment the present Government should be displaced in order to make way for those who had shown more weakness and less courage. Mr. S. FI-O::RALD, f:er exposing some errors of data on the part of .Mr. JJoriojan, observed that this wasa question of confidence iu Ihe fuleign policy of the Go- vernment., aud the iudep -mlent members who had spoken had avowed ;t want of such contidenco, and yet were go- ing to give a vote against th motion and expressive of confidence. He then replied to some criticisms of the Ciiancell, of tho Exchequer upon the speech of Mr. Disraeli, iu which he had, he said, totally misrepresent- ed him. He charged Mr. Gladstone likewise with mis- tikes in regard to transactions in the Conference. He defended the Resolution against the charge of its being unpatriotic; those who opposed the Resolution, he said, were more open to that charge. The motion separated the Parliament from the conduct of the Government. He objected that it did not point out a policy had been sufficiently answered. It impossible for an Opposi- tion to indicate a policy He contended that they were justified in challenging the opinion of the House ou the conduct of the Government. On the motion of Mr. LA YARD, the debate was again adjourned. The other or(lei-B of the dtty were then proceedod with, and the House adjourned at ] o'clock. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The House assembled at noon and went into com- mitte on the Trespass (Ireland) Bill j Mr. BAGWELL opposed the measuro, as he thought it would virtually extend the game laws of tO Ireland. The opposition, however, was unsuccessful, and the clauses of the bill, with various amendments, were agreed t?. The Punishment of the Rape Bill was rejected on the motion for ?'in? into committee, it beiug sxecMsfuUy contended that, as the crime in question ha,1 not recent- ly increased, further legislation was unnecessary. The Municipal Corporations Bill and the Fisheries I (Fresh Water) liill were withdrawn.
BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday last. Guardians preiietit :-(,harles Bicknell, K-Ilh (in the Chair), and Messrs. William Griffith, George Simpson, Rowland Parry, Will. Hughes, Eviin Roberts, Robert Evans, Robert Roberts, John Williams, Richard Evans, Robert Williams, Thomas Hughes, and Kit-hard Jones. A precept for the Carnarvonshire police rate for this Quarter amounting to t338 59. payable on the 13tli August next, was laid bofore the meeting, as was also a statement of the condition of pauper lunatics confined in the Denbigh Asylum during the half year ending 30th June last. The consideration of the letter of Mr. Richard Thomas medical officer, as to nuisances at Menai Bridge, was postponed until next meeting. The following letter as to additional Guardians for Bangor, Llaudegai, and Llanllechid, was read, viz. :— Poor Law Board, Whitehall, S.W., 24th June, J 864. Sir,I ajja directed by the Poor Law Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th ultimo, on the subject of the Application previously made to them by the Guardians of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union, for an increase of the number of Guardians for the parishes of llaugor, Llaudegai, and Llanllechid. I am directed to state that the Board have carefully con- sidered the application of the Guardians, and are of opinion that the interests of the parish of liangor and Llanllechid would be adequately represented by an in. crease in the number of Guardians for the first mention- ed parish of three, and for the last mentioned parish of one, making the number of Guardians for the parish of Bangor 9, and for the parish of Llanllechid 5 in future. 11 With regard to the parish of Llaudegai, the Board arc disposed to think that this parish may properly have two additional Guardians, making the number for the futuie 6 instead of 4. The Board will therefore issue an order, increasing the number of Guardians for these palishes as above mentioned. I am Sir, Your obedient servant, "H. FLEMmNG, Secretary." To John Thomas, Esq., Clerk to the Guardians, Of the Bangor and Beaumaris Union, Bangor. Out relief during the last fortnight (parochial) £ 208 5ø.. 2d.; (irremoveable i'208 as. 2d.; (non-settled) £ 40 15s. 6d. Treasurers balance, £431 7s 8d. to Union. Adjourned to Wednesday, the 13th, at 10 a.m.
LLANDUDNO. GIUSD CONCERT.—On Friday evening, the 1st instant, a grand concert was given at the St. George's Hall, in this town, by a troup of imported talent from Liver- pool, Manchester, and elsewhere, All came oft. under the baton of Mr. John Handel Jones, who, we find, is a respectable tradesman in the town and by the way, deserves well at the hands of us, the visitors, and the residents generally, for the spirit af enterprise shewn by his getting up, on his individual responsibility, such in- tellectual means of recreation. In the programme were the following artistes mentioned Mrs. Small, Mrs. Brooke, Mr. Graham, Mr. Jones, Mr. Eos Bradwen, Mr. T. J. Hughes, and Mr. Shoate. Too often performances of this descriptiolJ are unnecessarily applauded through the press, and it has become the fashion to say that everything attempted is excellent. I am eccentric on this point. I am going to iluit the beaten track which damages art, and brings the popularity of deserving con- cerns level with the ground. 1 shall bestow praise and censure according to the deserts of the parties. And to begin with the ladies, I shall dispose of them by saying that they sang their parts very well. Mr. Graham sang three songs, in a very ordinary way; he met with very little applause. The conductor callie out in the "white sqnal," and it was mortifying to hear the way he delinea- ted this one of our best songs. A "oug with such 6n* dimensions, and which requires such force and tire, cou- pled with corresponding pathos, could not have been put into worse hands. Mr. Bradwen deserved our better opinion—he sings with tolerably correct feeling those "eight knocks an hour" class of songs, such as Halfe s "And you'll remember me." Were he a little less fan- tastic in some of his cadences, he would improve in favour. The favourite was Mr. T. J. Hughes, whom I shall compliment as a tine full-toned bust)-hiii rich voice bId well. Mr. Sheafe accompanied with much taste throughout, but for reasons which satisfied him- self only, he declined to play the solo which was pro- mised in the programme. The hall, which is capitally suited for singing, was well attended. I oxpreu a hope that Mr. Jones has lost no money by a miaadveu- ] tore. X 8*100.