LIVERPOOL. ANNUAL DINNER OF THE CAMBRIAN I SOCIETY. In accordance with the annual custom on St. David a Day, the members of the above society celebrated their 58th anniversary by dining together on Wednesday evening last at the Royal Hotel, Dale-streett. There was a numerous attendauce, the company numbering about 120. The chaif was occupied by Mr. Councillor Maurice Williams, and Dr. Games and Mr. William Morris officiated as vice-chairman. On the right of the chairman were Councillors Edward Samuelson and J. 15. Hughes, Dr. Slack, Dr. Marsh, Dr. Lodge, Mr. Bell Williams, Mr. J. R. Hughes, and Mr. R. Thomas; on the left the Rev. William Hughes, B.D., rector of Caer- wv», Flintshire; Mr. William Jones, Captain W. T. ™ n r! l:'J.L1- T n it trr: 11 Lloyd, Lj.1v 15., LYITPUIUI ►OTEOIE, ij.iv. mr. »R Jones, jun., Mr. Benjamin Williams, and Mr. D, R. Thomas. Tlnre were also amongst the company Messrs. Richard Williams, J. Evans, H. W. Morgan, W. H. Richards, E. Jones, Ellis Davies, J. Parry, Robert Thomas, R. Ilorsfall, E. J. H. Jones, G. Owen, O Owens, C. Griffith, T. Williams, John Jones, William Lloyd, J. Twemlow, Thomas Roberta, William Thomas, John Davies, jun., E. J. Gibbons, James Robinson, P. Roberts, J. Pugb, J. F. Moore, C. H. H. Nichols, J. Griffith, and Edward It Jones. The dinner was served up in a liberal style, and the host, Mr. Lloyd, did all in his power to promote the comfort of the guests. An excellent glee party, the members being Messrs. J. Richards, J. Roberts, and William Morris, contribut- ed by their vocal efforts to the interest of the proceed- ings. Dinner being concluded, The Chairman, in proposing the toast of The Queen," said he was quite sure that amongst a company of Welsh- men, who were proverbial for being a loyal people, he needed but to mention the toast to ensure for it an enthusiastic reception. They had reason to be proud of our beloved Sovereign, more especially when they tq\Ht tbat our brethren across the Atlantic admired her a; milch as did the English nation. The toast was drunk with enthusiasm. The Chairman next gave The Prince of ales and the rest of the Royal Family." As Welshmen, they had still a Prince of Wales, and the toast called fur special notice, since it showed the in- domitable spirit which animated the bosoms of their forefathers. On this occasion they bad the pleasure of meeting together as Welshmen, and he therefore asked them to drink to the health of those whom, he was quite suiyi lived in their strongest affections. There was no doubt that the Prince of Wales would follow in the foot- steps of his honoured father and the good example of his beloved mother. (Applause). The toast having been duly received, the song God bless the Prince of Wales" was sung in Welsh by Mr. Benjamin Williams. The Chairman proposed the toast of The Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese and Ministers of all Denomina- tions." He referred to the importance of the clergy, and the desirability of all denominations being Msociat- ed together, seeing that all were servants of the same God and the same Redeemer. He connected with the toast the name of a gentleman well known to all of them —the It eV. W. Hughes, late incumbent of St David's Church, in this town. (Applause), The Rev. W. Hughes, B.D., rector of Caenrys, re- sponded. The Lord Bishop of Cheater, he said, was not only eminent for his amiable disposition and engaging manners, but likewise for his firm adhesion to the great truths of the Gospel. He (the speaker) was now in the diocese of St. Asaph. There was no bishop more anxious to do his duty than the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph. (Ap- plause.) There were many old familiar faces absent, he said, that evening. That reminded him of the muta- bility of all human affairs. Tcmpnra mutantur et nos mutamur in illis." He was glad to meet them once more on the anniversary of their paton saint. Much as they loved their country, he would say they were quite right in coming Go England; there their industry was rewarded, and their advancement would not be checked. (Applause.) There-in Liverpool-the ancient Britons and the Anglo-Saxons were identified, and rejoiced in the name of Britons. f Applause). Liverpool was now he metropolis of commence. Were not the ancient Britons some of its merchant princes Did they not sit in the council chamber! (Applause.) Hehad heard the one that graced the civic chair, the Mayor of that loyal and ancient borough, propose the health of the Queen and the Prince of Wales in the ancient British language, and that at his own table in the corporation room. (Applause). Amalgamate, he said, with the Atigio-Saxons-in other words, the English. Virgil, the Latin poet, said that the sea divided their island from the world tkat sea had become a wedding-ring to wed tkem with all nations. England had now become the refuge of the earth; it was the freest, safest, and most exalted country in the world. (Applause.) Who, he asked, were the sailors and factors of the globe I The Britons. The commercial relations of the world were so connected with England that it was well said by some one that every dollar on earth contributed to the strength of the English Government, Their island was a thoroughfare for the world. It was a centre and a heart-the blood of nations throbbed through it. The Britons were known to the world. Who slaughtered the bear in the forest of the north, killed the alligator on the banks of the Nile, shot the tiger in the Indian wildest (Applause.) Who flirted with the French, danced with the Germans, enjoyed the hooka with the Turk, sipped coffee with the Arab, eat curry with the Hindoo! The Britons. (Applause). Who supplied ponchos for the Mexicans, beads for the Indians, laces for the Flemings, telescopes for astronomers, cannons for kings. The Britons. (Applause.) The sun never sat on their dominions, their banner was in every breeze, their ships in every port, their commerce on every shore, their travellers in every desert, and their tongue was al- most universal. (Loud applause.) He exhorted them to deserve the confidence and friendship of the English, to act uprightly and honestly. The man, he said, that betrayed confidence by defrauding hisneighbour, whether he be a clergyman, merchant, or book-keeper, was worse than a pickpocket, and ought at once to be excluded from decent society. (Applause.) He was beneath contempt. England expects every man to do his duty." Honour and shame from no conditions rise; Act well your part—there all the honour lies. (Applause.) The Queen of Great Britain swayed her sceptre over the most mighty people on earth. Her ministers' voice was at once heard in the romotest cor- ners of the world. The British lion roared, every forest trembled. (Applause.) Their phillosophers weighed mountains and measured the stars. Their engineers had annihilated time and space, and distance has been put to defiance. Whilst God was their refuge and strength Britannia was safe. (Applause.) Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep; Her march is o'er tho mountain wave, Her home is on the deep. (Loud cheers.) The honorary secretary, Mr. Richards, read letters of apology for unavoidable absence from the following gentlemen :—The Mayor of Liverpool, Major Chambers, Major Griffiths, Mr. S. P. Edwards, R. Roberts, William Morris, Alderman R. C. Gardner, Alderman Woodruff, Mr. F. A. Clint, Mr. H. Tate, Mr. C. P. Melly. Several of the gentlemen forwarded contributions to the society. The Chairman, in a few appropriate remarks, propos- ed the toast, The Army, Navy, and Volunteers." He expressed his full confidence in the efforts of all the services should they be called into requisition, and coupled with the toast the names of Captain Sttble and Captain Lloyd. Captain Stable, in responding, said the volunteer force WM now an established institution, and he should be sorry to see it dacline. Captain Lloyd also responded in a few appropriate remarks. Mr. Robert Thomas then proposed the toast of The Principality," which would, he said, have fallen to the lot of Colonel Chambrea, had not that gentleman been prevented from attending by a domestic calamity. Tie toast was received with great enthusiasm. Dr. Games proposed tke toast of The Mayor and Local Authorities." Mr. Councillor Samuelson responded. Councillor J. B. Hughes followed, and offered some observations in reply to the toast. Mr. J. R. H ughea proposed the next toast,]" The land we live in." Dr. Games, who proposed The Immortal Memory of St. David," said Welshmen had forgotten to do what was the custom of their kings of old. There scarcely was one who could tell him where St. David lived, where he was born, where he was buried, and where his mighty shrine was raised. Yet he was asked to call upon them to drink to "The Immortal Memory of St. David." He could only say they as Welshmen claimed simply that equality of right which they possessed before God, whtmadl them all. (Applause). No power on earth could sever them from Englishmen. When their language died, learned men would come from all parts of the earth to that old Celtic tongue, and then would the seed of the present flourish aud grow for ever. (Ap- plaust). The toast having been drunk, Mr. William Jones called upon the company to drink the toast of The Honorary Members and Friends," re- marking that he was a very old member of the Cambrian Society, having been connected with it more than forty years. He had seen a great many changes, but they had all been in the direction of improvement. With the toast he coupled the name of their respected Chairman. (Applause.) The Chairman, in reply, said he felt indebted to them for having invited him to a meeting of his fellow- countrymen, for although an Englishman he felt that he was still a Welshman. They were proud of their race and of their history, but it behoved them notto give way to a feeling of national egotism. Referring to the society, he said it was now in the enjoyment of pros- perity. Fifty years ago, about the period of its esta- blishment, it was of the most essential importance, be- cause the numbers of people coming from Wales to Liverpool rendered it necessary that they should culti- vate a mutual feeling which would enable them to pro- vide for sickness and sorrow. He thought that the society, having continued so long, was worthy of their support, and for himself he should be happy to record his name as a life-member. (Applause). He concluded by proposing Success to the Cambrian Society," which was duly honoured. The remaining toast was—" The Vice-President and other Officers of the Society."
LLANDUDNO. ST. DAVID'S DAY. The "Loyal Bodhyfryd Lodge of the M. U. Order of Odd Fellows, celebrated their anniversary, on St. David's Day, by a dinner at the Royal Hotel. At a quarter past five p.m., a numerous company sat down to a capital spread, the chair being taken by Juo. illiams, Eq., Bodafon; G. Felton, Esq., occupying the vice.ehair. Amongst the gentlemen present we noticed W. Hughes, Esq., solicitor, and Wm. Owen, Esq., Nat. Prov. Bank, Conway; T. Bowling, Esq., surgeon, Llan- dudno; S. O.Williams, Esq., solicitor, ditto; Rev. J.:Tho. mas, Vaerdre View; Wm. Green, Esq., Valley View Messrs. 1. Davies, St. George's Hotel; J.Williams, Gadlys-house 11. D. Owen, merchant; W. Prichard, draper; L. Davies, Tyucha; 11. Price, D. O. Williams, W. G. Roberts, E. H. Williams, T. Atkinson, J. Owen, E. J. Watkins, Jos. Jones, Nelson, Hughes, National School, &c., Ac. The members of Bodhyfryd Lodge mustered in force. The good things provided by the worthy host, Mr. Williams, having received that amount of attention which their excellence demanded, which attention hav- ing, Itfs was to tie expected, produced a frame of mitld highly istVOUViVvAe. to general conviviality, The Chiiii'iiiK'i rose, and in a neat speech, in which he alluded with feelings of gratitude, to her Majesty's late narrow escape, proposed "the Queen," and followed up the toast by singing the'nrst verse of "God Save the Queen." II r. Felton, from the other end of the table sang the second vei-se in Welsh, with very pleasing effect. The Chairman then gave The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family." Song—"God Bless the Prince of Wales," by Mr. R eeves. The Chairman then proposed "The Army, Navy, and Vol ut.ers," saying, that be, as a Briton, was proud of them, aud grateful to them. He cheerfully paid his qu ta of the taxes requisite for their maintenance; always providing they kept quiet and peaceful; but he could not say he admired war taxation. Long may the calamity of war be averted. Song—" Rule Britannia," by the Chairman. The next toast was, The Bishop of the Diocese, and Christian Ministers of all Denominations." With the toast, Mr. Williams coupled the name of the Rev. J. Thomas. Mr. Thomas responded in a lengthy speech, in which he said it gave him much pleasure to be present at thean- niversaryof a Society, which, like thatof the Odd Fellows, had such noble objects in view. Such societies seemed to him, to be germs or portions of one Grand Society, which would one day flit the world, when all mankind would be brethren in Christ. He was happy in being able to congratulate the members of the Bodhyfryd Lodge upon the very flourishing state of their branch of the Order. lie begged to thank the Chairman for proposing, and the Company for responding to the last toast. The Vice-Chairman said, that it gave him much plea- sure to submit the next toast to the meeting, It was the health of a gentlemen much beloved and respected; one whose character needed no eulogy. The Lord Lieutenant of the County, Sir Richard Bulkeley." (Drunk with three times three.) Song by the Chairman-" The Fine Old English Gen- tleman." Mr. Felton then proposed The Members of Parlia- ment for the County and Boroughs." Odd Fellowship, he believed eschewed politics, so he would say nothing about the political sentiments of either gentlemen but he could not help paying a tribute to the many private excellencies of Col. Pennant,-an example and a model for all landowners. His liberality in all matters of pub- lic charity was proverbial, while his efforts to improve the agriculture of the district, had been a blessing to North Wales, more especially the attention he had paid to the breeding of Stock. He could not speak of Mr. "ynnl Finch, from personal knowledge but had no doubt that Col. Pennant's many virtues were reflected in that gentleman. The toast was received with much enthusiasm. The Vice- Chairman said, the next toast was "The glorious and immortal Memory of St. David," about which mysterious personage he knew no more than that he was the patron Saint of Wales. He was thankful to say we now lived in an age in which religion, trade, and patriotism, could dispense with the aid of the Saints. He nevertheless had due respect for time-honoured customs, and called upon the company to drink to the memory of St. David. The Chairman then rose to propose the toast of the evening, Odd Fellowship," which he said was one of the finest Institutions of the kingdom, nay, of the whole world. It was an Institution which offered means of mutual support to working men throughout the world. It was especially worthy of the consideration of young mechanics, who were liable to be moved about from town to town. What an advantage to such, was an as- sociation like this! Wherever they might be, if disabled through sickness or accident, to know that they might always claim friendship and relief, even though they be surrounded by strangers. He believed that in the time of Queen Elizabeth, there was a kind of provision made from the public purse in our day, there was no- thing but the parish. Members of such societies as the Odd Fellows, however, had the satisfaction of knowing that they were relieved out of their own savings. All young men ought to become members; there is no ac- cuse for not doing so. He (Mr Wiliiatns) had heard of many remarking. What use is there subscribing if you never want it 1" and pointing out many who had been members for a lifetime without once requiring the society's aid. To such he would say, If not for your own sakes, join for the sake of others." Those who joined for such a motive, did so for the noblest motive it was possible for man to act upon,—the good of his fellow- creatures. (Cheers.) He (the Chairman) had been a member of the Odd Fellow's Society for the last 20years. He, thanked God, he had never required the Society's aid but he had the satisfaction of knowing, that he had been doing good to others during that period, (Much cheering). In conclusion, the speaker alluded to the provision for old age, which the Society offered, and then, after briefly recapitulating the varions advan- tages of being an Odd Fellow, he called upon the meet- ing to drink to Odd Fellowship with Odd Fellow's honours, (Great cheering) Song—" Worth of Friendship by the Chairman. The health sf I.ady Augusta Mostyn," was next proposed by Mr. Pritchard. The toast was well received, and responded to by Mr. Williams, as Agent for the Mostyn Estate. Song- The Bailiffs Daughter," by Mr. S. 0. Wil- liams. Lord and Lady Mostyn. and the rest of the Mostyn Family," Was then proposed by Mr. Owen, Belgrave- house, and duly honoured. Mr. S. 0. Williams then rose, and aid he could have wished that the toast he was about to propose had been placed in abler hands. He felt unequal to do justice to the merits of a body of men, to whom Llandudno "was much indebted; he meant the Town Commissioners. (Cheers). Their management of affairs had, during the past season been very severely criticised; but he believed many of the strictures passed upon them, were either entirely false, or founded upon a false basia. However, free dissuasion, would in the end, do no harm; and he hoped what had passed would be a lesson to all concern- ed. With the health of theTown Commissioners," he would couple the names of Messrs. W. Pritchard, Hughes, and Davies, whom he was happy to see in the room. (Drunk with three times three). Mr. Davies responded, and repudiated many of the charges which had been brought against the Commis- sion era by the papers. Mr. Hughes also responded, and entered into a some- what elaborate defence of the Commission, in Welsh. Mr. Atkinson then rose, and said that a very pleasing duty had fallen to his lot. It was to call upon the meeting to drink the health of a gentleman, who for IS years had been a blessing to Llandudno kind and courteous in his demeanour to all classes, always ready to help every good cause, no public movement, Charity, or Society, was ever without his kind and able assist- ance. He need say no more; but he called with all confidence upon the company to drink bumpers to the Health of their Chairman, Mr. John Williams, Bod- afon." (Cheers. ) The toast was drunk with three times three and musical honours. Mr. Williams rose, amidst much cheering, to respond. He said he felt flattered by the eulogistic speech of his friend Mr. Atkinson, and more so by the mannner in which his proposal had been received. He had certainly, no far as he was able, done his duty, as agent of the Es- tate upon which Llandudno was built. He had tried to he what he thought an agent ought to be, a medium be- tween the landowners and the tenantry. He had made, during his agency at Llandudno, many kind friends, whose friendship he valued and he trusted never to be found unworthy of their friendship. He thanked the company for the manner in which his health had been drank, and sat down amidst loud cheers. Mr. Bowling then rose and said, that when the scrap of paper which he now held was put in his hands by the Chairman, he felt that he should be quite unable to sub- mit any proposition to the meeting but when he opened the said scrap, and there saw the name of the gentleman whose health he was called upon to propose, all his diffi- culties vanished. He had only to give the name of the Vice-Chairman, Mr. Felton," to ensure the toast being duly honoured. (Drank with loud cheers, and musical honours). Penmllion singing Mr. Felton, in returning thanks, endorsed the senti- ments of the Chairman, as to the value of Oddfellowship. He had always taken a very warm interest in the Institu- tion in fact, he was now Grand Master of the district He felt duly conscious of his inability to undertake so important a trust as that of the Grand Mastership; but he was happy to do all he could to support such an Insti- tution as that of the Odd Fellows', based as it was upon such noble principles. Here the speaker adverted to the saving of the public purse, necessarily effected by the working of Benefit Societies, showing that upon this ground alone, they ought to meet with every support and encouragement. Song, by Mr. Bowling-" Barrel of Pork." "The Public Companies of the Town," were toasted by Mr. D. O. Williams. Mr. Felton responded for the Gas and Bath Compa- nies; Mr. Williams for the Market Company. Mr. Felton gave the Visitors," and thanks for their attendance that evening. Messrs Bowling and S. O. Williams responded, and gave in their names as Honorary Members. The Press," coupled with the names of the gentlemen who represented it at that meeting,—Messrs. Harman and Green, was given by the Chairman. The toast was duly honoured and responded to. Mr. Felton proposed the "Host and Hostess," and thanks for their very bountiful spread. Enthusiastically received, and responded to by Mr. R. Williams, the host. Mr. Watkinsgave tho Town and Trade of Llandudno." The Chairman gave as a wind-up, To our next Merry Meeting'" The Company separated at about eleven o'clock, well pleased at hu.viug HtJGut a most convivial and enJoY:1vJe I evening.
LLANERCHYMEDD. THE ANGLESEY CENTRAL RAILWAY.—On Wednesday a new gm'g of navvies arrived here and immediately commenced operations at the large cutting at Uryny- gwalciau, near where the station is intended to be erec- ted. There was considerable excitement amongst the inhabitants of the town, especially amongst the juveniles owiug to the commencement of this the most consider- able work in this neighbourhood. The gang under the sub-contractor Mr. Morton have already gone through Sir R. Bulkeley's land here, and are now engaged on the land belonging to Pendre.
LLANGEFNI. I PLOUGHING MITCH.—A ploughing match was held on Sailhaelwyl Farm, on Friday the 24th ult., when8even- teen competitors started fcr the prizes, which were zealously aud closely competed for to tiie end of the work A third of an acre was alloted to each man. The ploughing throughout was highly commended. The first prize of C2 was awarded to William Roberta, (Yr Arddwr Mawr), ploughman to Mr. Owen, Nant-newydd, and the second of El 10$. to John Williama, also plough- man to Mr. Owen, Nant-newydd. There were also four other minor prizes awarded.
ST. ASAPH. BOARD OF GUAxiDIANS. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held on Thursday last. Present—Capt. Thomas, chairman; W. Brownlow Wynne, Esq.; T. Sleight, Eiq. Thomas Evans, Esq., Ystrad Cottage; Messrf. Wm. Parry, T. G. Lunt, R. Jones, — Pierce, Cwybr Fawr; B. Littler, William Edwards, and E. Powell Jones. ODrrtspondence.-A letter was read from the Poor Levy Board sanctioning the appointment of Inspector Hughes as assistant relieving-officer at Rhyl for the re- lief of vagrants. A letter was read from Mr. Thomas Jones, of Ba'ngor, expressing his anxiety to reKevt the Union <rom paying relief to his aged father, who is a resident of Denbigh. He had engaged a person to take care of him, and should never be in want whilst he was in a position to assist him. The relief was ordered to be discontinued. Mr. Volpe, photographer, Denbigh, wrote to the Board applying for sundry articles of clothing for a boy he had taken into his service from the Workhousfc The matter was referred to the relieving-officer. A communication was read from the Poor Law Board in reference to an application made by Dr. Lodge for remuneration for hie attendance upon one Louisa Jones, three days after her confinement. The Board stated that inasmuch as Dr. Lodge had not attended in the case in or immediately after child-birth," as required by article 182 of the consolidated orders, he was not legally entitled to remuneration. The Board, however, were prepared to give their favourable consideration to any proposal the guardians might think proper to make for paying a gratuity to the medical-ofifcer for his ser- vices. Dr. Lodge said he would not press the claim. He had merely written to the Board above to have an opi- nion on the case. The Chairman thought it honourable on the part of Dr. Lodge in not pressing the claim, which, if allowed in this case, would have formed a precedent to other claims with which the guardians might have great dif- ficulty in dealing. A letter was read from the Commissioners in Lunacy, stating that the guardians were mistaken in supposing themselves powerless in regard to the case of Ann Wil. liams, an imbecile pauper in the St. Asaph district. If she could not be removed to an Asylum, the guardians had the power to make an allowance towards her cloth- ing, and to secure for her proper attendance. From the description given of the pau per and her pa- rents by Dr. Lodge, Mr. B. Wynne thought, the Work- house was the proper place for them. The relieving-officer was ordered to make enquiry into the case, and to see if they could not be induced to be- come in-door paupers. AdditionalOlUtrdian for the parish of Abergele.—ylr. Edwards, of Abergele, in pursuance of a notice given at the previous Board, moved that an additional guardian be allowed for the parish of Abergele. The population of the prish at the last census was 3,3n4, and the rate. able value of property therein amounted in round num- bers to E17,400. Only two guardians at present repre- sented the parish, and he said it seemed to be the ge- neral wish of the ratepayers that a third should be ap- pointed. The motion, in the form of a recommendation to the Poor Law Board, was seconded by Mr. Littler, and carried. The late Hubbub between the Union Officers at Denbiglt. -Mr. Lunt begged and obtained the permission of the Board to make a few remarks on the letter of the Mayor of Denbigh, which appeared in the last Carnarvon Herald, vindicating his conduct in bringing forward cer- tain charges against the Denbigh relieving-officer, in op- position to observations made in reference to his worship by Mr. Brownlow Wynne at the last Board. The let- ter, Mr. Lunt said, threw a reflection on the Denbigh] guardians. It contained a statement that only 4s. a week was given to Thomas Hughes and his wife, whereas they had received from Feb. 3rd to Feb. 24th the sum of LI Is. 6d., or relief at the rate of 78. 2d. per week. The Chairman—That is an important difference. Mr. Sleight—The Mayor has been misinformed. Mr. Lunt—Perhaps he did not make proper enquiries into the case. Mr. Parry-No doubt he has been misinformed. The Chairman-I believe we are doing our duty to the best of our abilities in all these cases. The matter then dropped. Fiii(ince.-Out-relief for past fortnight, X389 15s. Balance against the Treasurer, A;1622 2,3. 6d.
I TREMADOC. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE." —A correspondent 1 writes-l see in the CHRONICLE of last Saturday a para- graph, in which it is stated that the Rev. Mr. Kyffin and grapti, in wliieli it j, Mr. Greaves have given recently a quantity of coals to the poor of Tremadoc, and which act of clmrityredonnis very much to their credit as christian gentlemen. Will you permit me, as an addendum, to state that, prompt- ed by the same feelings, Mrs. Walker, of Hendregad- redd, has also gi ven to all the poor people of the town a considerable sum of money, in cash, to assist them dur- ing the present severe weather. Mrs. W. very often does this, and I think her charity ought to be recorded as an example to others.
"AN OLD SURVEYOR" AND THE ROADS. I To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir,—It must be a source of considerable gratification to the inhabitants of Menai Brioge to know that they have An Old Surveyor" of such ability as to be able so lucidly and practically to enlighten Lord Newborough on road-making. I sincerely trust his Lordship may benefit by the advice. Might not, however, "An Old Surveyor" begin nearer home, and give his influence and t xperience in his own parish ? If the roads elsewhere are wonv jan in Llandysiho, Heaven help all travellers I ;.m sir, yours, POOR FEET. I ]6tMMch,1865. POOR FEET.
LECTRE-The Rc.. R. Kilis (Cytufdelw) dehvered a very excellent lecture, at the Baptist Chapel, on Wed- nesday evening last, to a crowded and respectable au- (Hence. Subject-" The way to be it Gentleman." NUPTIAL FESTIVITIES.—Last Friday week, the 21th ult. our generally merry little town came out in unusu- ally holiday attire, on the occasion of joining at the al- tar of Hymen the scions of two 01 the most respectable farmers in this neighbourhood, viz., those of Bodhafod and Hendreuchaf. The cortege, a must respectable one, was witnessed by 'crowds of people on its way to aud from the parish church, and the sacred edifice was also considerably occupied by the friends and well-wishers of the happy pair. The church bells were kept ringing nearly throughout the day. The bride and bridegroom left Abergele Station by the 2 30 p.m. train, en routefor London.
i I BEAUMARIS. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—A few of the most respectable tradesmen of this neat little town met together at the White Lion lun, on the 1st of March, to celebrate St. David's day. At 6 in the evening a most substantial dinner was on the table, which did great credit to the catering of the host and hostess. Councillor E. R. Tbo- mas most ably filled the chair, and Councillor W. R. Davies the vice. Several toasts, songs, and sentiments were given; and Mr. Lane, with his usual ability, enli- vened the proceedings with his comic songs and recita- tions. All parted in good time, highly pleased with the entertainment.
I LLANYMA WDDWY. Last Monday night and Tuesday all day, the Wes- leyan Methodists held their annual meeting at the Bryn Coch chapel. The officiating ministers were the Revds. Daniel A. Williams, Towyn, second minister of the cir- cuit, and John Owens, Corris. The meeting, despite the unfavourable state of the weather, was well attended. The services were conducted in a moat impressive manner, the ministers displaying great pulpit pow- rs and eloquence; especially Mr. Williams' sermon at the close of the meeting, on the parable of the Prodigal Son," which the rev. gentleman preached at Dinas the preceding Sunday evening, and preach- ed the same by request at the meeting. We were porry to find that the Rev. 0. Ll. Davies was unable to attend. The kindness and hospitality shown to strangers by the neighbouring inhabitants de- serves especial praise.-A Correspondent*
LONDON. THE MOST HONOURABLE AND LOYAL SO- I CIETY OF ANCIENT BRITONS. This Society held its 150th anniversary on the 28th ult., ( St. David's day falling this year on Ash Wednes- day) under the presidency of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart, M.P. The Vice Presidents were Col Stud. holme Brownrigg, C.B. Willian Hanmer Esq. T. L. Fitz Hugh Esq.; the Rev. T Jones; Octavius Morgan Esq., M.P.; John Dugdale Esq.; Chaudos Wren Hos- kyus Esq.; William Jones, Esq. F. G. H. S. ( Gwrgant); Lieut. Col. Madocks; R. Green Price Esq., M.P.; and John Taber Esq. The Stewards of the day were Griffith Jones Esq., of Chester; Charles Morgan Esq.; Peter Roberts Esq.; Griffith Jarrett Esq.; Andrew Augustus Robinson Esq.; Edward Williams Esq., of Oswestry; and Charles Thos. Woosnam, Esq. Several friends and supporters of the Society's Schools met at Ashford in the early part of the day to witness the gathering of the children to attend Divine Service and to lunch. The Chaplain, the Rev. 1). Evans, Incum- bent of the Metropolitan Welsh Church, read portions of the Service in Welsh, and the Rev. C. W. Twist preached the sermon. The Dinner took place in the evening at the Freema- son's Tavern, and, whether it was owing to the name of Sir Watkiu, or the circumstance of this being the 150th anniversary, or both, we have not witnessed such a nu- merous or such an enthusiastic gathering for many a year. The following toasts were given from the Chair and warmly responded to by the Compny The Queen;" Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales;" TheArmy, Navy, Military, and Volunteer Ser- vices." General Wood in responding on behalf of the Army, congratulated the country on its advanced state of or. ganization, observing that no one knew how soon some wayward act of self-interest might throw a spark which might kindle a war which the youugest amongst them would not live to see the end of. Let them act like sober Englishmen and be prepared, that was the best guarantee for peace. The Rev. C. W. Twist replied on behalf of "The Church," proposed by Octavius Morgan Esq., M.P. The children walked round the Hall and looked very clean, healthy and intelligent. The Ode written by Miss Florence Wilson was admirably sung and encored. After the toast of 11, Prosperity to the Welsh Charity School and Perpetuity to the Honourable and Loyal So- ciety of Ancient Britons" which was given from the Chair, the Secretary read a list of the contributions, which amounted to above £1000, including One Hun- dred Guineas from Her Majesty, and the same from Sir Watkin, in addition to his annual subscription of Fifty Guineas. General Wood in eulogistic terms which were most heartily received, proposed the health of the President of the day. W. W. E. Wynne, Esq., M. P. proposed "The Vice Presidents," and Octavius Morgan, Esq., M.P. responded. The toast of The Officers of the Charity was pro- posed by Octavius Morgan, Esq., and C. A. Wood, Esq., the Treasurer, in replying congratulated the meeting on the fact that he had a surplus in hand, had paid all debts, and had not sold out any stock last year. Sir Thomas Phillips and Doctor Probert ( the latter, the oldest Governor present) joined ia the reply. The toastof the Stewards was proposed by William Jones Esq., F. G. H. S. ( Gwrgant) who said he would be very brief, for he held that no one ought to speak long on such occasions, unless he had something good to say, as well as a good way of saying it. ( bear.) It was gratifying to see such a large assemblage of enthu- siastic Welshmen assembled together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of their Society, and to do honour to the presidency of Sir Watkin. (Cheers.) Their patriotism had waned of late years, but had revived that day with treWed vigour ( Cheers. ) His toast commended itself to them, the Stewards, The Speaker then enumerated each by name and distinctive position, and qualifications, and ended his observations in a Welsh speech, which seemed to please the Welsh and astonhh the English persons present greatly. Mr. Charles Morgan and Mr. Griffith Jarrett respon- ded to the toast of the Stewards. The latter gentleman said he thanked Mr. Jones(Gwr- gant) for the kind manner he alluded to him personally in his most eloquent address. H is sympathies had never swerved from his country, and he derived pleasure in promoting the good of anything connected with its in- terests. lie had resolved by energy and perseverance to acquire a name that would throw nodishonour on Wales, and he was proud to say that there was not a place of any importance on the habitable globe where manufac- turers of his invention and improvement were not known and where the skill of the artists he employed were not appreciated. He was greatly indebted to their Presi- dent and his amiable Lady for support at the uphill and early career of his progress. It was by their gener- ous impulses and by their beneficience as much as by their high position that Sir Watkin and Lady Wynn had gained such a hold on the people of Wales. (Cheers) The musical arrangements were under the direction of Mr. Ramford, assisted by Miss Hiles and Miss Rebec, ca Isaacs.
LLYSDULAS. PLOUGHING MATCH. I It is with much pleasure 'we record the above match, which came off on Wednesday last. Judging from the large number of respectable farmers and tradesmen that were on the ground, we should conclude it had been look- ed forward to with much anxiety by the tillers of the soil. The numerous spectators appeared to take consider- able interest in the movements of the competetors. We observed upon the field the Right Hon. Lady Dinorben, Hon. Miss Hughes, Lady de Burgh, and H. B. Mitchell, Esq. The Judges were upon the ground early in the after- noon, viz., Mr. Richards, Ynysfawr, Mr. Williams, Bod- afon, and Mr. Roberts. They appeared to experience much difficulty in awarding the various prizes, eight in number, owing to it being so well doue. H. B. Mitchell, Esq., delivered the prizes to he fol- lowing successful candidates First Prize, William Roberts to 2nd do Hugh Jones ~2 3rd do eth Lewis 30.. 4th do John Williams 20s. 5th do Thomas Rowland 10s. 6th do John Hughes 10s. 7th do William Parry 10s. 8th do John Griffith 10s, There were 25 teams upon the ground, tne weacner was all that could be wished. Hon. Miss Hughes, with her usual liberality, added S2 to the first prize. H. B. Mitchell, Esq., warmly commended the operator*; he never saw better ploughing in his life, this side of the country. His remarks were louldly applauded. Every one seemed satisfied, and gratified, no doubt. Lady Din- I orben. and the Hon. Miss Hughes were loudly cheered upon leaving the field. We must not forget to mention Mr. Berry, through whose indefatigable conduct things were brought to so satisfactory a conclusion.
I RHYL. I — —« -1 1 I- DEATH OF IIOBERT W YNNE, I egieraay tr ritity) morning, at 2 o'clock, Robert Wynne, Esq., expired at his residence, Olinda Villa, Rhyl, after a few days' ill ness. About forty years ago, the deceased gentleman left Rhuddlan, his native place, to serve as an apprentice at a merchant's office in Liverpool. Before he attained the age of twenty, he departed from Liverpool for South America, where he remained for several years. He be- came chief clerk, and eventually a partner in the firm in which he was employed, known as Cotesworth, Wynne, and Co. A few years past, owing to ill-health, he re- tired, and came to reside at Rbyl, in his native parish, In the year 1861 he was appointed magistrate for the county of Flint, which office he held to the entire satis- faction of all parties. In the same year he was elected Chairman of the Rhyt Improvement Commissioners, but after holding that honourable post for a short time, he was obliged to resign in consequence of declining health —he continued, nevertheless, to be an active Commis- sioner until the time of his death. The Established Church has lost a firm and liberal supporter in the de- mise of Mr. Wynne. He was not only possessed of considerable wealth, but also of a willing heart to dis- pense the same in aid of every good cau-e. He contributed several hundreds of pounds towards the Rhyl new Church and Schools,—and also gave a dona- tion of £ 20 towards the Rhyl British Schools. Whenever an anneal was made on behalf of the poor. the name of R. Wynne, Esq., Olinda, always appeared foremost -amongst the subscribers; and the last public duty he performed was in his capacity as Chairman of the Poor Relief Committee, on Friday, the 24tli ult. His death is, therefore, deeply regretted in Rhyl and the surround- ing district. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—A dinner was held at the Royal Hotel, on Wednesday evening, in honour of the memory of the patron Saint of Wales. About 35 gentlemen were present-Thos. Sleight, Esq., occupying the chair, and Mr. Williams, Glanglasfor, the vice-chair.
MENAI BRIDGE. SAINT DAVID'S DAY. With the dawn of March comes the memory of Saint David, who had royal as well as British blood in his veins, being the son of Xanthue, Prince of Wales, and, what, perhaps, may endue him with more interest in our eyes--titicle of the never-to-be-forgotten hero King Arthur. Every one knows that TilfTy wears a leek upon St. David's Day, but it is doubtful if everyone know* the reason of this, or even if anyone can go beyond a supposition on the subject. One writer thinks it origi- nated in Druidic times, and that the plant was a symbol of Ceudven, the British Ceres others maintain that it was the sign under which the Welsh gained a victory over the Saxom, St. David having advised them to as- sume the badge. Certain it is that the rose, shamrock, and thistle are not more Honoured in tne countries which have adopted them al emblems than is the odor- ous potherb, of which au historian has declared- I like the leeke above all herbs and flowers When first we wore the same the field was ours. The leeke is white and greene, whereby is meant That Britains are both stfiut and eminent; Next to the Lion wid Unicorn, The Leeke, the fairest emblyrn that is worn." A company of gentlemen, numbering over-10, sat down to a most recherche spread at the Victoria Hotel, the tables literally groaning under the weight. Thomas Foulkes, Esq., solicitor, Bangor, presided, the vice-chair being filled by Robert Algeo, Esq., C. E. Amongst the guests present we noticed—Thomas Foulkes, Esq.; Robert Algeo, Fsq. W. Jones, Esq., coroner; W. Y. Hir(lie, lisq.; Messrs. H. Hurupheys; John Timothy Captain Rowlands, Penmynydd; Messrs. R. Humphreys, Llanberis; Morris Roberts, Garnedd well; Thomas Roberts; R. Humphreys; Hemingway; K Parry, contractor; Captain It. Timothy; Thomas Owen, Esq., Gadlys; Winchester Jones, Esq.; %IessrA. Owen Thomas, Carnarvon J. W. Evans, Bangor; J. Littler, do.; G. Williams, Nlenai Bridge D. Davies, Caruarvoia; M. Roberts, Plas Llan- fair, &e. The cloth having been removed, the following toasts wert giveu by the Chairman—the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Fami- ly the Bishop and Clergy and Ministers of all denomi- nations; the Army, Navy, and the Auxiliary Forces; Lord-Lieutenant of the County Members for the County and Boroughs; the Town and Trade of Mend Bridge, by Mr. Thomas Jones, responded to by Mr. R. Parry, builder. The health of Curnarvon Friends pre- sent, cotil)le(I with the name of Mr. Owen Thomas. Mr. Owen Thomas returned thanks in a humorous speech. Mr. Algeo proposed the health of the Chairman. Then followed the health of the Strangers present, res- ponded to by Mr. R L. Jones and Mr. Cross; the health of W. Jones, Esq., coroner, which was briefly rescinded to, in three ways, as coroner, as a resident, and as a s portsman. The health of the bachelors, coupled with the name of Mr. Algeo, was also humorously proposed and vocite rously responded to. The health of Mrs. Humphreys, the hostess, for the magnificent spread, which she had prepared for them, and W"8 responded to by Mr. Henry Humphreys on be- half of his sister-in-law. The health of Mr. E. W. Timothy, responded to by his son (Captain Timothy), was also very warmly drank. Other toasts followed, songs and recitations were de. livered, and altogether a most agreeable evening was enjoyed.
I gmferiat i'avlijimcnt. HOUSE OF CO.ttMONS.-WEDNESDAY. The Law of Evidence, &c., Bill (introduced by Sir F. Kelly) was read a second time, the Attorney-General intimating that in committee the Government would oppose the clauses enabling persons concerned in crimi- nal cases to give evidence in their own favour and to be subjected to cross-examination. The Felony and Misdemeanour Evidence and Practice Bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. Clifford obtained leave to bring in a bill for the abolition of fines for non-attendance at church on the Sabbath. I HOUSE OF LORDS-THURSDAY. A petition from the trustees of the British Museum was presented. It states that the existing accommoda- tion of the building is quite inadequate to meet the re- quirements of the rapidly-growing collections, and prays that steps may be taken to provide additional space. Earl STANHOPE, who presented the petition, said he should on future day call attention to the subject. I HOUSE OF COMMONS-THURSDAY. Mr. BAII(M announced that the second reading of the Borough Franchise Bill, which was fixed for May 3rd, would be deferred till May 25th. On the motion for going into committee on the navy estimate*, Mr. BAILLII moved for a select committee to inquire whether the armament of the navy is in accordance with the requirements of modern warfare. The honourable gentleman complained that the Government had refused to adopt ordnance heavier than that now in use, and said that in the event of war with a foreign Power the inferiority of our guns would place us at a serious dis- advantage. Sir J. D. HAT, who seconded the motion, also accused the Government of not keeping pace with the times, and asserted that the armaments of her Majesty's ships would not bear comparison with the guns used by the Americans and several European navies. The Marquis of HARTISGTOX, iii reply, said that the fears of Mr. Baillie and Sir J. D. Hay were unfounded. The Government had kept pace with the times except in instance* where to move forward would have been unwise. At the present moment the largest ships in the navy were being aimed with 12-ton guns of 9-inch bore, and the lighter vessels with 6-ton guns of 7-inch bore. After short speeches by General Peel and other mem- bers, the house divided, and the motion was rejected by 57 votes against 22. The remainder of the business was not Important.
Railway CAMBRIAN. The half-yearly meeting of this Company was held at Welshpool on Friday, Earl Vane in the chair. The report congratulated the shareholders upon the eatisfactory state of the company's affairs, and upon the gratifyiug prospects held out by the gradual and steady in- crease of the general traffic of the line since the amalga- mation took place. A dividend at the rate of fire per cent. per annum was declared, in accordance with the agreement with the lessee. Captain Johns was re-elected Director, and Mr. J. Young and Mr. W. A. Revell were appointed auditors. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the pro- ceedings. WREXHANI, MOLD, AND CONNAH'S QUAY. The half-rearly meeting of the proprietors of the above company was held on Tuesday morning, at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham, Mr. R. K. Penson, the chairman of the Company, presiding. The Directors reported that the various works were progressing in a very satisfactory manner. The Chairman stated that Mr. Humphries, the Con- tractor, assured him the line might be opened in July next. At all events, it was confidently expected that be- fore the close of the year. they would be in a position to ask for the Government Inspector's approval of the works. The Report of the directors was unanimously adopted, and the retiring directors re-elected, SHREWSBURY AND WELSHPOOL. The half-yearly meeting of this Company was held on Thursday week, at Shrewsbury, the Earl of Powis pre- siding. Mr A Wragg, the Secretary, read the report, which stated that an arrangement had been concluded for the transfer of the undertaking t) the London and North- Western Railway Company, and the shareholders would be entitled to exchange the certificates of their shares for coupons of London and North-Western preference stock, bearing dividend in perpetuity at the rate of f4 per cent per annum from the 1st of January. The balance to the credit of the revenue account amounted to £3639, and the directors recommended a dividend at the rate of £4 per cent per annum for the past half-year. On the motion of the chairman the re- »rt was adopted. A dividend at the rate of 4 per cen. per annum was declared on the perference shares, and one of 4s per share on the ordinary shares. The retiring directors, the Earl of Powis and Mr H Tootal, were re-elected. r 1
Mr. Douglaa-I should like it also. (Laughter.) Mr. Evans—However, having advanced so far, you should explain to the publio ,how matters stand at pre- ",nt. "\lr. Douglas said it was fabulous to say that the mat- ter alluded to had been privately discussed at the Board during the last five years. Instead of that, it was only brought forward a few mouths ago, and even then the Board did not take the initiative. It appeared there was a rumour in the city to the effect, that though Port Penrhyn was within the district of the Local Board of Health, it had never been rated as such; and this ru- mour coming to the ears of Colonel Pennant, he at once instructed his solicitors to draw up a case as between himself and the Board, of which he was at the time Chairman, for the Opinion of Counsel. That opinion obtained, he further instructed his solicitors to lay the tthole Case and Opinion before the Board, which was the first official intimation the Board had of the matter. Indeed, he could speak for himself (and he believed the nine might be said of other members), that at that time he was not aware whether Port Penrhyn was or was not nted to the Local Board, and he very naturally sup- posed that all the property liable to be rated had been Jiaessed long ago. Mr. Barber attended the Board,read the Case and Opinion, and gave such explanations as were asked by the members present. But it so happened that the Case and Opinion did not carry conviction; and the Board, acting as trustees of the ratepayers, felt it their duty to seek the advice of Mr. Gold Edwards, of Denbigh, who drew up a Case, which was approved by the Board, and afterwards submitted for the Opinion of Mr Lush, Q.C., one of the most eminent men in West- minster Hall. The Opinion obtained by Mr. Barber was favourable to Col. Pennant, while that given by Mr. Lush was in tavour of the Board. The result was at (Blce communicated to Mr. Barber, and a proposition made on behalf of the Board to have a Special Case stated, for the opinion of the Court of Queen's Bench but the offer win declined, and the Board was obliged to take the matter into the Magistrates' Court. It was t? that there it would be merely formally dealt with, as it was felt on all hands that the authority of a Higher Tribunal could alone settle the dispute. Mr. Barber, however argued the case, and the Magistrates, as might have been expected, declined the responsibility of mak- I jug an Order without the direction of a Superior Court. The result of the hearing before the Magistrates was oommunicated to Mr. Luah, who further advised and added that a reconsideration of the question strengthened his conviction that Port Penrhyn was within the district of the Local Board. In the face of such an opinion, what were they to do 1 Had they shrunk from the re- sponsibility of proceeding further in the matter, the men who now censured their conduct would have been the very first to brand them as cowards, and to say that had any other than a rich and powerful man been concerned they would have prosecuted with the utmost rigour. It was now said they should have called a Vestry, and taken the opinion of the ratepayers before going to law. But even if a majority of the Vestry had decided to stay proceedings, it would have been competent for auy indi- vidual ratepayer, however humble his position and small the amount of his rate, to have demanded a legal settle- ment of the dispute. And the Board, who were as one man on this question, felt that any other than a legal gettlement would be unsatisfactory, and a constant source of annoyance to Colonel Pennant, who was as anxious as they were to have the question finally and for ever set at rest. A course of proceeding had now been agreed upon by the two solicitors, to obtain the decision of a Superior Court; and whatever might be the result, the Board were prepared to bow to that decision. Mr. Robt. Hughes, George and Dragon Inn, remarked that from what fell from Mr. Douglas, they might con- clude that the members of the Board were pressed by Colonel Pennant to action; therefore, no thanks to them for doing their duty towards the public. They said he was a friend of the town, but would he continue eo if he lost the case ? Let them act honourably and faithfully in theirdealings towards the town. He liked everything open and fair, and not sueaking and underhanded. Ho urged the members to attend more regularly to their du- ties, and not allow men to run after them in order to constitute a meeting, and then flock all together on other occasions. Mr. H. LI. Jones, solicitor, said that, without indulg- ing in personalities, he thought, whatever that meeting might result in, it had given Mr. Douglas an opportunity to explain things to the town, of which they were before perfectly ignorant. He bad no doubt the Board had done what they thought best to be donefor the interests of the ratepayers. They could not have fied upon a man more qualified to advise them than Mr. Gold Ed- wards. But, now, as they were drifting into a lawsuit, It behoved them to consider well what further steps they should take—any false step might involve them irf end- less expense. He should not like to see any obstacles thrown in their way before the proceedings in the Queen's Bench were finally concluded. If the decision proved unfavourable to them, before taking any other course, he would say they should call a vestry together. He did not question their right to take any proceed- ings they thought proper, but it was advisable, when any important question involving the interests of the ratepayers was brought forward, they should consult the ratepayers. He also thought it highly desirable that they should obtain a pledge from candidates that they would not arrogate to themselves such powers as did not give the ratepayers an opportu- nity of expressing their opinions to them in a vestry assembled, and hearing their explanation of proceedings at the Board. He then came to the next question,— whether it was advisable for the rate payers to appoint any gentleman to be a member of the Board who had been a member for the two last preceding terms. Mr. W. Pritcbard-Before you cm entertain that question, you must first rescind the resolutions adopted at the Vestry before the last, which cannot be done, as no notice of such intention has been given. Mr. Jones was not present when the nominations took place, and he knew the Act gave power to re-elect. But he would make it a point that members should not serve for a longer period than six years. Mr. Thomas Lewis thought it one of the most extra- ordinary things on record for a lawyer to blame others for going to law. (Laughter.) All the members, in his opinion, had done their utmost for the town and before charging them with expending money unnecessarily, they should consider that the rates levied principally went to pay interest for the capital borrowed years ago. With regard to the question of rating Port Penrhyn, under the circumstances so lucidly stated by Mr. Doug- las, could they point "lit any other course which the Board, representing the public interest, should have pur- sued than the one which they had already adopted ? Mr. Lloyd Jones wished to know what terms they proposed to Colonel Pennant before going to law; and also upon what principle they proposed to rate Port Pen- rhyn ? Mr. Douglas said the Board proposed to draw up a case, and submit the same for the opinion of the Court of Queen's Bench, and for both to agree to the decision given. As to the principle of rating, t'Jat was another question altogether, waich hal nothing to do with the object of the vestry. Mr Lloyd Jones did not disagree with them as to what had already passed; but thought that something ahould be definitely agreed upon as to the payment and mode of rating. Would the same principle be ap- plied to Port 1'enrhyn as was applied to a tradesman's shop in town ? Mr. Pritchard—Of course it would. Nothing can be more absurd than for anyone to suppose we are going to apply any other principle but that which is fair and legal; and it is erruneous to suppose that the slightest disposition has been evinced by the proprietor to evade the payment in any way whatever. With regard to our conduct at the Board, if you think we have not acted as we ought to have done, why you have the remedy in your own hands-let others be chosen in our stead. Mr. John Ellis, of the victoria Inn, said that the Board of Health had important duties to discharge to the town, and they had no right to please themselves, or any one member, to the detriment of the town's interest. He considered they had done that which it was their duty to do as men holding a public office. Mr. Robert Hughes-I also think we ought to thank them for doing their duty at last, but they only did it when pressed forward by Col. Pennant. After some other desultory remarks, It was proposed by Mr. Thomas W illiams, of Tany- graig, seconded by Mr. Lloyd Jones, and carried unani- mously-U That this meeting approves of the course taken to obtain a Legal Decision as to whether Port Pen- rhyn is within the District of the Bangor Local Board of Health, and that the thanks of the Ratepayers be given to those members of the Board who have attended and given explanations." Upon the motion of Mr. Wrn. Pritchard, seconded by Mr. Wm. Thomas, it was resolved- Th-tt the thanks of the meeting be given to the Chairman for his efficient conduct in the chair."