BETHESDA. I We are glad to find that Mr. Howell, late master of I the Glanogwen School, was ordained by the Lord Bishop I of St. David's, on the 12th inst.
CARNARVON. I GUILD HALL, March IS,-Belore the Mayor and 0. Jones, Esq. Moses Davies, was charged with being drunk and irotous. The peliee not wishing to press the case, and the accused expressing regret, he was discharged with a reprimand. Henry Jones Wå8 flnod 58. and C08 for a similar of- fence. fe Robert Jones was summoned by P.C. No. 16, for leav- ing a horse, and being drunk in South Penrallt.-Fined go. and costs. Humphrey Griffith was charged with an assault; but owing to the complainant not appearing, the case was dismissed. John Owen was charged with assaulting P.C. No. 13 in Castle-square. The Officer said the prisouer was very drunk, and that he was in a large crowd. When apprehended, he re- sisted the officer and kicked him. Several persons in the crowd did the same, and made an attempt to rescue him. Inspector Davies said the other parties would be sum- moned, and that when the accused was sober, he was well behaved The Mayor said he had better be careful how he got into such company and rows as he was found in, aad fined him 5s. and costs, with a threat of imprisonment in case of repetition. Robert Jones was charged with an assult; but owing to the complainant not appearing against him, the case was dismissed.. Wm Wakeham was charged with refusing to proceed to sea in the barque Volant. He had signed articles at the Custom-house. The accused said he was willing to go, and the Captain not appeariug against him, the case was disuiissed. Margaret Parry was charged with stealing a street sweeping broom, the property of the Carnarvon Corpo- ration. Robt. Williams, scavenger, said he was sweeping in South Penrallt, when, seeing a man in a helpless state of intoxication, he went to his assistance. The prisoner was near him when he placed his broom and spade on one side of the road. She was also tipsey. When he re- turned, she and the broom had disappeared. A police officer proved fiudiug the broom at her lodg- ings, and apprehended her. Committed for seven days. John Roberts, a very aged and infirm man, was charg- ed with indecency. The case being proved, the Mayor enauired to what parish he belonged to ? Prisoner-Llangybi. The Mayor said, he had no hesitation in saying, that if, after the intimation of the Court, the prisoner was left at large, it would be a great reproach to the paro- chial authorities of Llangybi. The case would be adjourned for 14 days, with an intimation to be made by the Inspector, from the Court, that he ought to be kept in the Workhouse; and if that were not attended. to, they had no alternative but to imprison him, which they wished to avoid, in the case of me old a man. [The accused is above 80 years of age, and allowed only a paltry pittance of lB. 6d a week from the parish.] Thomas Bridge was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Boot-street, on Saturday night. The ac- cused caused a good deal of amusement by his cross- examination of the police officers, making the charge, it seemed, to have arisen from his being turned out of his lodgings. Fiued 2s. 6d., or three days imprisonment.. Seven days allowed to pay. GOKSBACH CoUKMM MF STING. -Through the kind permission of Capt. Duff of Vaynol, Ni r. Owen Thomas, of Carnarvon, was allowed to invite his friends to the above place for a coursing meeting on the 9th inst. The attendance was numerous and highly respectable, and the hares, as usual, in this favourite coursing gronnd, were plentiful,—as many as 34 being killed. In the evening, the company adjourned to the Eagles Inn, Carnarvon, where Mr. and Mrs. Davies had provided an excellent and substantial dinner. The usual toasts having been duly honoured, the health of Captain Duff, with many thanks for his kindness, was received with cheers. PROFESSOR WHITWORTH.- This very talented gentle- man favoured the town of Carnarvon with one of his matchless entertainments for the benefit of the Militia Band, on Wednesday last, which we are happy to say, being duly appreciated, was rapturously received by a crowded house, consisting of many of the higher classes in the town. On its becoming known that he had ar- rived by the train, a large concourse of people assem- bled round his hotel, and cheered him heartily. The Professor's great liberality in so generously giving gra- tuitous entertainments for the benefit of charities and other deserviug objects, have gained him the esteem of all classes of society, and go where he will into any part of Wales, his name is a talisman, and need only to be mentioned when he begins to reap the fruits of the golden opinion the public so justly entertain of him, and we need not say, at whatever place he makes a re- turn visit to, he is supported in that substantial manner he 80 richly merits.
CAERWYS. LENTEN SERVICES.—During this week, the Rev. Mr. Hughes, Rector of Caerwys. has been holding services and preaching in his own parish and in several other places.
CONWAY. On Monday evening last, Major the Hon. W. E. Fitz- Maurice very kindly gave a most animated and interest- ing account, in the Reading-room here, of a tour lately made by him up the Rhine, and through Switzerland and also of a yaohting excursion to Corsica, and other spots of interest on the Mediterranean. He illustrated his descriptions by a series of about 50 exquisitely beau- tiful water-colour drawings, done by himself, and these, ,ht?, had a perfectly lit up by brilliant magnesium lights, had a perfectly ma- gic effect. At intervals, during the evening, several amateurs delighted the audience with some very pretty songs. The Rev. M. Morgan presided on the occasion, and warmly thanked Major Fitz-Maurice for the great pleasure he had afforded all present, and the more so as it was the second entertainment of the kind which he has given within a very short time. The room was crowded to excess with an audience who constantly tes- tified their delight and admiration by loud and conti- nued applause.
BONTNEWYDD. The Concert in aid of the Testimonial to the late Eben Vardd took place on the 14th inst. in the National School of this place, kindly lent for the occasion by the Rev. J. C. Vincent, M. A. The promoter of the concert was Mr. Isaac Davies, postman, Bontnewydd, and was under the patronage of the lIon. Miss aud Miss Emily Wynn, Glynllifon. The audience was large and very respectable, among whom we noticed Rice W. Thomas, Esq., Coed Helen Hughes, Esq., (his brother); Mr. O. Thomas, sen., Mr. 0. Thomas, jun., and Miss Tho- mas, Carnarvon. The performers were Liew Llwyfo, Miss Davies (Mercti Megan), and Garmonydd, most ably accompanied by Mr. R. Roberts, Carnarvon. Mr. J. 0. Griffith (loan Arvon) was voted to the chair, in the ab. sence of the Rev. Mr. Vincent, and gave an address. Gwyndaf and Hy wel Tudur also favoured the meeting with choice specimens of Talcen Slip" effusions. Llew, • who was suffering from a sore throat, nevertheless, sang with much spirit" Old Simon the Cellarer, in English and Welsh, which was encored. HIs rendermg of" Celli y Melinydd" created quite a furore, I ias Davies sang with much taste Why don't you teh me why, Itobin 1" which was much applauded. Her rendering of leid- iwch a dyweyd wrth fy nghariad" elicited warm ap- plause also. Garmonydd possesses a very refined voice. His chaste rendering of the Maid of Llangollen was rewarded by a warm encore. The dashing manner in which he sang the Stirrup Cup" was much admired. Mr. Roberts favoured the audience with two impromptu solos on the pianoforte. As he is so well known, it would be superfluous to make any remark save that he acquitted himself most ably, as he always does. Both performances were warmly received. The National Au- them closed the proceedings.
EDEYRN. We have the painful duty this week to record the death of the Rev. J. P. Jones Parry, the respected Rec- tor of the parishes of Edeyrn, l'istyll, and Carnguwch, who departed this transient life on the 6th inst., at the advanced age of 76 years. He was a son of the late T. P. Jones Parry, Esq., Madryu, and a brother of the late Sir Love P. Jones Parry, Madryn. He had been the Rector of the above parishes for 43 years. During this long period, he gained the affection and respect of all his parishioners by his gentlemanly and discreet deport- ment, on all occasions, in all his intercourse with them and undoubtedly his decease will be severely felt by all, and his memory be dear to them. He was a benevolent and humane friend of the needy and distressed he de- Ikhted in furthering and patronising every m3vement which tended to enhance the felicity and improve the condition of his fellow-creatures. He was also a Justice of the Peace, and Vice-chairman of the Pwllheli Petty Sessions, for a great many years. He imparted and ad- ministered justice most impartially to all who came be- fore him during the long interval he held this important ofaoe,-aud thus won for himself golden opinions in the bg$omg of aU the Inhabitants of Lleyn generally. It may be most justly affirmed of him that he ? an unpreju. diced Christian and a genuine Israelite. That Scriptural text, which says that "the memory of the just if. blessed," is really verified in this instance. And may the Almiehty Bather console and defend his bereaved consort, and bless her with 10ngJife to adorn the paths of virtue and charity with deeM of benevolence and love as she has hitherto done. On Tuesday last, the 14th instant, the mortal remains of the above gentleman were iuterred with great solemnity in Llanbedrog cemetery with his ancestors. The funeral cortege proceeded in the following order:-A close carriage, containing the Revds. C. Owen, Llanbedrog, and T. Jones, Llanengan; a close carriage, containing H. H. Hughes, Esq., sur- geon; then the undertaker, Mr. Hugh Jones, PweUheli. The hearse; two mourning coaches, containing the re- latives of the deceased, viz., W. C. Jones Parry, Esq., barritter-at-iaw, and his two sons; Commander J. P. Jones Parry, R.N., Devonport; T. Jones Parry, Esq., Chester (sons of the deceased); James Nicholson, Esq., ThelwaU Hall, and F. Percival, Esq., Bodawen, (sons-in- law of the deceased); Capt. T. L. D. Jones Parry, Mad- ryn Park, and A. J. Williams, Esq., Gelliwig, relatives of the deceased. Three close carriages from Madryn, containing the Rev. Mr. Rowlands, the Curate of Edeyrn and Pistyll; Rev. Mr. Hughes, Vicar of Ceidio; Rev. E. Pring, Talyllyn; Rev. K. Davies. &c. The carriage of the Rev. J. Owen, Llaniestyn; the carnage of the Rev. T. Jones, Llanengan; the carriage of the de- ceased four other carriages, containing the Churchwar- dens and other parishioners of the aforesaid parishes. The funeral obsequies were performed in an impressive and solemn manner by the Rev. T. Jones, Llanengan. Great commendation aud credit is due to the Under- taker for his tact and ability in executing his arduous duties. The inhabitants of this vicinity, for several miles round, exhibited great 'respect for, and regret after, the deceased, this solemn day with tears in their eyes.
RHYL. MONTHLY MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS. The monthly meeting of the Commissioners was Hew on Friday week. Present-Rev. H. Morgan, chair- man; J. Jones, Esq., Dolawen; Jas. Taylor, Esq.; Messrs. E Powell Jones, Wm. Hilditch, Jos. Lloyd, Jonah Lloyd, J. Rhydwen Jones, Wm. Thomas, John Williams, John Roberts, H. Pierce, W. B. Byne, and W. Wynne. Death of R. Wynne, E,q.- The CHAIRMAN, as a mat- ter of form, announced the death of another Commis- sioner since the lat monthly meeting—namely, Mr. R Wynne, of Olinda, of whom he spoke in terms of great -,n d a.3 a gentleman praise, as an active Commissioner, and as a gentleman possessed of a charitable disposition and sympathetic feelings. The Clerk was instructed to give notice that a Com- missioner would be elected in place of Mr. Wynne, at the next monthly meeting. Election of a Commissioner.—Mr. Taylor proposed that Mr. Ellis Eyton should be elected a Commissioner to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Dr. Price Jones. There was some doubt, he understood, of the qualifications of Mr. Ellis Eytou, but he (Mr. E. Eyton) had assured him that he was fully qualified, and if elected would abide by the consequences. Mr. HILDITCH seconded the motion. Mr. JONAII LLOYD proposed the election of Mr. John Roberts, 2, Queen-street., Mr. BYNJI: proposed the election of Mr. Elliott, Rus. Bell-road. The amendments were not seconded, and were there- fore negatived without a division. Mr. Eyton was declared elected.* The Rhyl and District Water Scheine. vir. HILDITCH moved-" That the report of the Water Works Com- mittee be reconsidered and confirmed. Also, that such steps be taken thereon as may seem most expedient." (The report appeared in onr paper of the 4th.) He dwelt on the quantity aud quality of the present water suppy, which he believed ought to be satisfactory to the town. If new water works were in reality required he town. If new w, contended that they should not be left in the hands of private individuals, but rather in the hands of the Com- missioners, for under their control they would benefit the pockets of the ratepayers. The motion was seconded by Mr. Jonah Lloyd. Mr. JOHN WILLIAM3 said he did not wish to defeat the motion, but he would propose that further discus. Bion on the subject be deferred. He narrated what had transpired between himself, and Mr. Powell Jones, and the Directors of the new Company, respecting the pro- posed scheme. The interview resulted in the following letter from the Secretary of the Company :— Rhyl and District Water Co. Rhyl, 8th March, 1865. "Dear Sir,—I am authorised by the Directors to state that after discussion they have consented to re- duce the maximum rate to 6! per cent. (from n on the rack rent) on the ratiable value. Also, that the provisions of the 39th section (of the Rhyl Improvement Act) be repealed; that one water closet be allowed free, and that the Board of Trade clause for the protection of life and property be added. Yours very truly, T. WINSTON, Sec. Mr. John Williams, ironmonger, Rhyl." Mr. Williams stated that Mr. Eyton was satisfied with the above letter, and would advise the opposition party to support the bill. He (Mr. Williams) thought the Directors had fairly met the ratepayers, and hoped they would unanimously join to present a strong petition in favour of it passing before the Houses of Parliament. Mr. JONES, Dolawen, seconded Mr. Williams's pro- position, and expressed his entire satisfaction with the conduct of the Directors. All the Commissioners, except Mr. Hilditch, appeared favourable to the Bill-aùd even Mr. Hilditch ultimate- ly submitted so far as to propose that a committee be appointed to confer with the Directors on the details of the scheme, and he wis willing t) abide by whatever they agreed upon. It was finally resolved to add the following to Mr. .—"That the new Water John Williams's amendment :That the new Water Works Committee confer with the Directors of the New Compiny, and get their undertaking to reduce the maximum rate, &c., in writing." It was likewise re- solved-that Mr. John Williams and Mr. Eyton be added to the Water Works Committee. The Local Government Act.-On the recommendation of a Committee, it was unanimously agreed to adopt several clauses of the Local Government Act, including powers to make 'bye-laws as to new streets, buildings, &c.
BUTHIN. TilE PROPOSED WATER WORKS. A special meeting of the Local Board was held in the County Hill on Saturday morning last. Present M. Louis, Esq., Mayor James Maurice, Esq.; Messrs. Wm. Green, Thomas Roberts, D. E. Davies, and Chas. G. Jones. The meeting was called for the purpose of considering Counsel's opinion on the proposed agreement with Mr. Lloyd, as trustee of the estate of the late Mr. J esse, for the sale of a reservoir site. The Mayor read the notice ot the meeting, anu states that it would be in the recollection of the Board that the agreement which wasentered into with Mr. Lloyd was to be submitted to Counsel on both sides. The Town Clerk had submitted the facts to COllDsel on behalf of the Board, and the opinion was then ou the table for their perusal. The effect of it was that Mr. Lloyd, be- ing the sole trustee under the will of the late Mr. Jesse, had no power to do more than sell the piece of land pro- posed for the site of a reservoir; that he had no power to sell the right of using Plasynant stream,—nor could he give the Board power to lay pipes from the reservoir down to the high road. The Board was, therefore, in this position unless Mr. Lloyd could give powers to travel through Mr. Jesse's land, the piece selected for a reservoir site was useless. Gentlemen (continued his Worship)—It is due to myself, and to the Town Clerk also, to say that this was the very difficulty we felt when we proceeded jointly with the Corporation to obtain an Act of Parliament. I recollect, after the meeting in the County Hall on the 26th of November, at which were Mr. Lloyd and Mr. John Jones Bancroft, I suggested that the easement was a matter of the greatest possible importance, but Mr. John Jones Hancr ft thought other- wise. I, as a lawyer, had a doubt on the point, but Mr. John Jones Bancroft settled the point, and urged that the agreement should be signed. Well, I did not wish to throw any difficulties in the way but here we are now in a dilemma. Mr. Lloyd has no power to give us the right to lay and maintain pipes, and I do not think we should be justified in spending the Corporation mo- ney for a piece of land which would be perfectly useless to the town. It appears to me we have come to a dead lock, on account, as I before described, of the mischiev- ous steps taken to oppose the Local Board. The ne- cessity for an Act of Parliament is apparent—it stares us in the face. It is a matter for your consideration. Here is the ('pinion. Mr. Green-I should suggest that the two Counsels meet, to see if they can come to an understanding, and, if necessary, apply to the Court of Chancery. Mr. Lloyd's opinion— The Mayor—What reliance can we place oa Mr- Lloyd's opinion ? Mr. Green—Would it not be worth while to try what I have suggested The Mayor-I do not care what you try. If the thing comes to nothing, the expenses are of your own creating. I wipe my hands of it; I have nothing to do with it. Very few of you remained faithful to an Act of Parlia- ment. Take your own course now-I will not oppose you and do not ask for my aid in any way. The best thing for you to do is to seek the advice of Mr. Richd. El.!N Mr. Barnwell, Mr. John Jenkins, and Mr. Martin Smith, of Denbigh,—they have got you into this mess, let them get you out of it! Mr. C. Goodman Jorka-I object tt ny more opi. nions being taken Wt have to end of opinions ftl- ready. The Mayor-Mr. Lloyd had three opinions at the public meeting. If any man haa cause of complaint, it is myself. I have been abused, and all sorts of motives attributed to me. It has been insinuated that there would be a harvest for the lawyers if the Act of Par- liament had gone on. These are common, ideas indeed -ideas that No gentleman would give utterance to. Gentlemen, have those parties honestly opposed the Cor- poration, or have they done so for malicjous purposes You know. lww they stirred the town, and how they held up the Corporation as a body of men moving for their own selfish interests. Mr. Maurice (to Mr. Green)—Have you a definite pro- posal to make ? Mr. Green-I should like the two Counsels to meet, if possible, and apply to the Court of Chancery. Mr. Maurice—Did I not understand that that Court has no power to interfere ? The Mayor—Yes. Mr. C. Goodman Jones-As there is such expense already incurred, I propose that we have no more opi- nions. The Mayor—Let us have something tangible. If there is an opinion on the other side, let us have it. Mr. Green—Mr. Lloyd told me- The Mayor—Now, Mr. Green, we can't take opinions at arm's length. Mr. Roberts-It could be done in Chancery. The Mayor—The Ruthin Local Board in the Court of Chancery Mr. Roberts—I think we had better try that. Let us endeavour to save expenses. The Mayor—Do not talk about saving expenses; it is absurd. We might as well spend the money in one thing as in another. Mr. Maurice—The first time I have heard of going to the Court of Chancery to save money. (A laugh.) The Mayor—The matter is left entirely in the hands of the Town Clerk. If you choose to incur further ex- pense, pray take the credit of it yourselves. Mr. Green—It seems only fair, as Counsels have been appointed on each side, that they should consult each other. The Mayor—" Fair You must pardon me, I can- not justify that term in the way you use it-the whole transaction has been fair. Mr. Maurice-It would be satisfactory to have both opinions properly weighed but to rush to Chancery would be a matter of very great consideration. Mr. C. Goodman Jones—Perhaps Mr. Lloyd has his Counsel's opinion. The Town Clerk-Shall I go for the opinion ? The Mayor—Certainly not; you may go on your own account, but you do not go with my sanction. Silence now ensued for a few minutes. The Mayor—Well, gentlemen, it has become a Qua- kers' meeting. There you are-you have got something to digest now. M r. Roberts—What is your opinion, sir ? The Mtiyor-Do, not ask my opinion. -I gave you my opinion before, without fee or reward, and you threw, it overboard. You certainly did not join the cabal, and neither have you remained true to your colours. I have acted as disinterestedly as a man could do. I have in curred sufficient odium, and I decline to give my advice now without I'm paid for it. I am going to let you take your own course in yrefiuyttep. The Town Clerk—Mr. Lloyd had some little delicacy to attend this meeting. He mentioned to me- The Ifayor-I will not sit here to listen to conversa- tion out of doors. I decline to receive any verbal com- munication, I don't care from whom it comes, Those are my views. I am here to receive any proposition you may make. Mr. Roberts—Will you allow me to run for Mr. Lloyd 1 The Mayor—You are your own master; you may walk or run for him. Mr. Lloyd smells a rat, probably; I do not think we ought to force Mr. Lloyd into this matter; he has had the same notice of this meeting ai was sent to every other member of the Corpora- tion. Mr. Maurice—The difficulty we are in appears to be this,—if that opinion is to be relied upon, we must either go for an Act of Parliament, or abandon the water scheme for a time at all events. The Mayor—We can do nothing. It was proposed by Mr. Green, and seconded by Mr. Roberts-" That the Town Clerk be iustructed to write to Mr. Jones, solicitor, Liverpool, to suggest that the two Counsels who have advised as to Mr. Lloyd's power to sell under Mr. J esse's will, should meet and confer upon the difficulty mentioned by Mr. Bush." An amendment was proposed by Mr. C. G. Jones, and seconded by Mr. D. E. Davies, viz.,—" That the Town Clerk do not write." For the amendment, the mover and seconder. For the original motion, mover and seconder, and Mr. Maurice. The Mayor did not vote. The original motion was declared carried. Subjoined is a copy of the case and opinion, as repre- sented on behalf of the Local Board :— [CASE ] The Ruthin Local Board gave notice of their intention to -apply to Parliament in the present session for an Act to construct Water Works for the town of Ruthin, aud they deposited plans, sections, and books of reference. The source of the water is on the estate of the late Mr. Jesse, of I Janbedr Hall, near Ruthin and the Lo- cal Board proposed to take about three acres of land (part of that estate) for a reservoir, and to lay down pipes from the reservoir through other portions of the same estate. Before, however, the Bill was deposited, Mr. William Lloyd (the sole acting trustee under Mr. Jesse's will) agreed to sell to the Local Board the pro- posed site of a reservoir, with power to lay down pipes, &c.; aud at last an agreement was entered into to that eiiect on the 10th of December last, a copy of which is left herewith. Mr. Lloyd has sent to the Local Board a draft of a further agreement, which is herewith left, the agreement of the 18th December being only preliminary. The Local Board wish to be advised— 1. Whether any reasonable doubt can be entertained as to Mr. Lloyd's power, under Mr. Jesse's will, to sell a site for a reservoir, with a right to take a sufficient quan tity of water from the stream in question (leaving a pro- per supply for the use of the tenants on the estate), and to lay down and maintain pipes as proposed in the parlia- mentary notice, plans and sections 1 2. If there is any doubt, then, whether it is probable that the Court of Chancery (under the sales of Settled Estates Act) would empower Mr. Lloyd to carry out his agreement with the Local Board ? 3. Whether the further agreement proposed by Mr. Lloyd is such as he is entitled to call upon the Local Board to enter into, having regard to the agreement of the 10th December ? 4. If not, then Counsel will please make such altera- tions in the draft as he may consider proper. [OPINION.] 1. I am of opinion that Afr, Lloyd has no power to sell any part of Mr. Jesse's estate in the mode contem- plated by the agreement of the 10th of December, 1864. The agreement provides that the price shall be ascertain- ed by arbitration. Mr. Lloyd had, therefore, no means of exercising a proper discretion whether it was advanta- geous or not to the persons beneficially entitled to the property to sell. I think that before a trustee with an ordinary power of sale can properly exercise such power, ho must have tho means of forming au opinion whether it will be most advantageous to sell or to retain the pro- pertv over which the power of sale extends, and this he certainly would not have the means of doing when the price to be paid remained unascertained. In addition to the objection as to the,mode of ascer- taining the price, I am of opinion that it is at least ex- tremely doubtful whether the power of sale contained in Mr. Jesse's will would authorise the sale of an easement such as the right to lay down and maintain pipes through parr, of the property. My opinion is that the power would not authorize the sale of such an easement. With respect to the sale of a right to take the water, I apprehend that the owner of the land on which water rises or through which it flows, has no right to abstract or divert (or sell a right to abstract or divert) the water to the injury of persons whose property is situated lower down the stream. I have not, however, considered this last point, as, in my opinion, Mr Lloyd has no power of selling a right to lay and maintain the pipes. 2. I am of opinion that the Court would not empower Mr. Lloyd to carry out the agreement with the Local Board for the Court would require evidence upon which it could form a judgment how far the proposed sale would be beneficial to the persons entitled to the proper- ty. I think that it is very doubtful whether the Court has jurisdiction under the Act to direct a sale of a right to lay down and maintain pipes to take water. 3 and 4. Having regard to the statement in the agree- ment of the 10th of December, that Mr. Lloyd is a trus- tee, and that the right of applying for the sanction of the Court is necessary, is reserved to Mr. Lloyd by the agree- I ment, I think that the draft agreement is in accordance with the spirit of the agreement of the 10th December, and notwithstanding the stringency of its provisions, that, with the exception of the last two clauses, it is such as he is entitled to call upon the Local Board to enter into; but being of opinion that Mr. Lloyd has no power to carry out the agreement, I cannot advise the Rnard t.n Ant.er into that or any such agreement. __on F. W. BtlSH. I Lincoln's Inn, 7th March, 1865. F. W. Brisn. I
IMPERIAL vartiamtot I HOUSE OF LORDS-FRIDAY. I [ Earl DB GREY and RIPON stated, in reply to the Mar- quis of Clanrioarde, that the Government intended to sell nineteen of the smaller barracks in Ireland, as they had become useless. The LORD CHANCELLOR laid on the table, for the use of the select committee appointed on Thursday night, the report of the commission of inquiry into the accounts of Mr. Edmunds. The Lord Chancellor moved the second reading of the Attorneys and Solicitors' Re- muneration Bill. Lord ST. LEONARDS opposed the motion. He thought the bill would operate mischieviously, by abolishing the regulations of the law courts for the protection of clients. Lord CHELMSFORD considered the bill to be most vicious in principle. Lord CRANWORTH was of opinion that a sufficient case had not been made out to justify the adoption of the measure. The house divided, and the bill was rejected by 23 votes against 21. HOUSE OF COMMONS—FRIDAY. The ATTORNET-GBNERAL stated, in answer to Mr. Hibbert, that the Government intended to introduce during the present session a bill to carry out the recom- mendation of the Royal commission on the working of the patent laws. Mr. J. B. SMITH called attention to the fact that al- though woodeu ships and all articles manufactured of wood were allowed to enter British ports free of dutv, the raw material was subjected to an impost. He wished to know whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer in- tended to rectify this singular anomaly. The CHANCELLOR, in reply, begged the honourable member to exercise patience until he had heard the an- nual financial statement. At present it would not be convenient to announce what the Government intended to do in reference to taxation. Mr. A. MILLS called attention to the state of affairs in New Zealand, and moved an address to the Crown re- specting the war in that colony. After a short, debate, Mr. CARDW ALL said that the Home Government had advised a policy of conciliation in New Zealand, and there was reason to believe that the Colonial Government was actuated by just and generous motives, and by a desire not to oppress the natives. The motion was then withdrawn. The remainder of the business was not important. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. A bill introduced by the Earl of CLARENDON in re- ference to the management of public schools was rend a first time, the noble earl stating that the second reading would be deferred for a fortnight, in order to afford time for a full consideration of the measure. The bill for annexing British KafFraria to the Cape of Good Hope was, on the motion of the Duke of Argyll, read a second time, as was also the Election Petitions Act (1848) Amendment Bill. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. Sir F. SMITH gave notice of a motion requiring the the Government to carry out the recommendations of the royal commission of 1859 on harboprs of refuge. In reply to Mr. Scully, Sir G. GREY said that the Government had abandoned its intention to demand from the Belgian authorities the return of Mary Ryau, the nun whose alleged abduction a few months ago caused considerable excitmeutin England. The Govern- ment was satisfied that the c"se did not demand its further intervention. Lord CECIL asked if the raiders now on trial in Canada would be surrendered to the United States authorities without the advice of the home Govern- ment. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL said that except in vry extraordinary cases the Imperial Government had no right to interfere with Canadian territory, and that with respect to the raiders the Canadian judges would execute the law so far as their jurisdiction extended. On the motion for going into Committee of suoply, Mr. S. FITZGERALD called attention to the report of Colonel Jervois on the defences of Canada. After ex- pressing regret that the United States Government had given notice to terminate the Reciprocity Treaty, the honourable gentleman said he believed that if her Ma- jesty's Government had acted promptly the complete abrogation of that useful treaty would have been avert- ed. Under existing circumstances, and bearing in mind the facts that the United Sates authorities were strongly fortifying their chief ports and placing a large force of gunboats on the lakes, he contended that it was the duty of her Majesty's Ministers to provide for the efficient defence of Canada. Mr. W. E. FORSTER ridiculed' the notion that the United States entertained aggressive designs upon Canada, and asserted that the idea was as groundlesss as the fear of French invasion which existed a few years ago. Mr CARDWELL, in reply, assured the house that the relations existing between England and the United States were perfectly friendly, and said that in antici- pation of the notice for the terminatiou of the conven- tion relating to the lakes a proposal had been made for a small armed force to be maintained by each Govern- ment. He also stated that as soon as her Majesty's Ministers received notice of the intended abrogation of the Reciprocity Treaty they would propose that it should be modified, and not terminated altogether. But al- though the prospect of our future relations with thfe United States did not warrant the conclusions arrived at by Mr. Fitzgerald, her Majesty's Government felt it- self bound to give the Canadians reasonable assistance in any efforts they might make to render themselves in- dependent of the forbearance or goodwill of any country, and had promised to undertake the defence of Quebec if the colonists would fortify Montreal. Mr. Disraeli, Lord R. Cecil, Mr. Bright, and Lord Palmerston also took part in the debate. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TDESDAY. The Bankruptcy and Insolvency (Ireland) Act Amend- ment Bill was referred to a select committee. The Marquis of WESTMEATH having reopened the case of Mary Ryau, the abducted nun, censured the Home Secietary for his supineness in the matter. Earl RUSSELL said that the law officers of the Crown were of opinion that the forcible removal of any person out of the country was an illegal act; but in the case of Ryan it was not thought advisible to interfere, as she was suffering under an acute attack of mania. The Earl of MALMESBURY contended that the fact of Ryan being insane did not justify the indifference of Sir G. Grey, whose duty it was to enforce obedience to the law. The subject then dropped and the house adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS—TUESDAY. A motion for the second reading of the Lancashire and Yorkshire and Great Eastern Juction Railway Bill was negatived on a division by 162 votes against 121. Mr. J. C, EWART asked whether any order had been issued for the indiscriminate seizure of South Amei ican beef when exposed for sale to the public either in Lon- don or Liverpool. Sir G. GREY replied in the negative. In answer to Mr. Watkin, the Marquis of HARTINTON said that the question of relieving volunteer officers from liability to -serve on juries was under considera- tion. A motion by Sir F. KELLY for a select committee to inquire into the claim of Prince Azeem Jah to the title and dignity of Nawab of the Carnatic was rejected by 53 votes against 38. HOUSE OF COMMONS—WEDNESDAY. I Sir C. O'LoGHUN moved the second reading of the Juries in Criminal Cases Bill, one clause of which autho- rised judges to allow" ],)eked-tip jurymen to have ne- cessary refreshments. Other clauses, however, conferred additional powers upon judges to discharge juries under certain circumstances; and as the Solicitor- General stated that the two Chief Justices were averse to all the clauses except that relating to refreshments, the bill was withdrawn. The other business transacted was unimportant.
It is well known that the Teas imported from China for consumption in this country are artificially coloured, to iinpart a fictitious appearance of value. This is so gene- rally known that Companies have been formed for the sale of uncolwrcd Teas-a process not dfficult to accom- plish, by means of steam tube and drying pan, thus ren- dering a uniformity of colour and nature never yet arrived at. This is to be avoided by purchasing Himalaya Tea, which is strong and invigorating, being free from the poisonous colour put on China Tea. Sold only in packets at 3s. 4d., 4s., and 4s. 4d. per lb. A list of local agents or in advertising columns. A HINT TO THE LADIES.—If you want your LACES and LINENS dressed in a superior Style, (and who does not) you should use only the GLENFIELD STARCH, and you will be delighted with the elasticity and beautiful finish it gives to those articles. The GLENFIELD STIRCK is ex- clusively used in the Royal Laundry, and her Majesty's Laundress pronounce it to be the finest Starch she ever used. It was awarded two Prize Medals for its superior- ity, and the manufacturers have received numerous tes- timonials from all classes, all agreeing as to its excellent qualities. We would respectfully caution pur fair read- ers when buying the GLENFIELD STARCH to see that they get it, as inferior kinds are often substituted. The manu- facturers have much pleasure in stating that they have been appointed Starch Purveyors to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales.
ANSWERS TO THE CHARADES IN LAST WEEK'S I CHRONICLE. Without a table cloth, the table's bare. Then for it small expenses do not spare; The hippopotamus beneath the waves, His members with the crystal liquid laves; From dotage, reader, may'st thou still bo free; May rantipoles have less of liberty That magnitude is largeness, also size. Seems not the man ef letters to surprise; Now, nettles are fincivil. stinging things, A fact which to an end the answer brings. ENIGMATICUM.
(!)lJf WiVrarm abtt. ESSAY ON THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH GOVERN- I MENT AND CONSTITUTION, by Earl Russell. New edition, with an introduction by the author.—London Longmans and Co. Earl Russell has re-published a work which first saw the light 42 years back, being originally published in 1823. It excited some interest at the time; and many persons then thought there was not much accord in the opinions expressed in its pages with respect to small boroughs, and some speeches which the noble author had made in the house, in support of a movement that had become popular since the peace,—that of parlia- mentary reform. Eight years after the work on the Constitution appeared, the reform bill was carried; a measure which had been most carefully prepared to re- tain power in the hands of the oligarchical whigs. Soon after it was passed his lordship made a speech in favour of the permanency of the measure, and of its final character"—a speech which caused the soubriquet of Finality John to be attached to him for many years. And it will not be the noble Lord's fault if the actis not "final." He has introduced other measures, certainly, a trifle more in advance; but they were brought forward at periods when there was no chance of their being car- ried and we firmly believe, that he would be very glad if his advice to his Scotch hearers to Rest and be thankful," was received and acted upon; though he now explains that memorable phrase, by saying, that the words, for a time," should have been added. That is the explanation the noble Earl gives in an Introduction" to the new edition of the Essay on the Constitution." That Introduction" occupies about 100 pages and a liberal writer describes the object of it to be, to convince the public, that, as he was a Re- former and an advocate of progress in the opening of his career, he is determined to continue a Reformer and an advocate of progress to the close." Perhaps, adds this writer, "the kernel of the whole lies in the page which contains an apology for, or (to adopt a more courteous phrase) an explanation of, the famous advice to Rest and be thankful. That the Introduction" is intended to divert attention from that memorable declaration which migLt othcrwise divert votes from the whigs at the next election—is probable. His lordship's explana- tion, however, is not very satisfactory. He says-" It was sufficiently obvious, I thought, without my pointing it out, that neither the road-maker, nor the traveller, when he has got to the top of the hill, although he may rest his weary limbs and contemplate for a time, with gratitude and admiration, the space he has tra- versed and the prospect around him, thinks of making a perpetual bivouac on the summit he has reached." The comparison does not apply. Of course, the road- maker and the traveller, when they ascend the hill, have more work to do even when they have reached the top; they must then descend again. But, if the politician has gained the summit of the hill of Reform, it is his duty to "rest;" and he ought to "be thankful," be- cause he has gained all he wants and left nothing to achieve. If he had only climbed half way up, it would be a different thing. His lordship represents him, how- ever, as having got to the top;" and that must leave nothing more to be attained. His lordship, however, thinks that something more is wanted. He wants to see the sound morals and clear intelligence of the best of the working classes more fully represented;" and the suffrage extended on good old English principles, and in conformity with good old English notions of representation." But, making the occupation of a house at £ 6 a year rent the only quali- fication necessary for the franchise will not ensure the representation of the sound morals and clear intelli- gence of the best of the working classes," which we wish to see effected as earnestly as his lordship can do and in all old English notions of representation" he will find there was always a property qualification. If his lordship had not joined the unnatural combination" at Willis's Rooms in 1859, bu had tried his hand at get. ting a few (a very few would have sufficed) amendments introduced into the Reform Bill which Lord Derby's Government brought forward, such a representation as he declares he wiabes to see would have been now in progress. There is one thing satisfactory in his loi dship's de- clared opinions on reform. He does not agree with the men who "consider the right of voting as a personal privilege, possessed by every man of sound mind and years of discretion, as an inherent, inalienable right, be. longing to him as a member of a free country." He coincides with those who consider that the purpose to be attained is good government, the freedom of the people within the state, and their security from with- out and that the best mode of attaining these ends is the problem to be solved." To solve this problem, he admits qualifications are "necessary," which are quite as likely not to be found in, as to be possessed by, the occupier of a X6 house, who must have intelligence, in- dustry, honesty, and sobriety besides-with a thrifty economy, to obtain them. Before we dismiss the subject of Reform, we may re- mark that Earl Russell's friends always describe him as the author of the Reform Bill; and he leaves that im- pression on the mind of the reader in his Introduction." Since the new edition of the Essay on the Constitu- tion appeared, Mr. Robertson, a friend of the late Earl Durham, has written to the "Athenaeum," and detailed a conversation he had with that nobleman, who, he says, was astonished at the initiative of the Reform Bill be- ing claimed for Lord'John Russell; claiming for himself the honour of having drawn up the first sketch, or rough draft of the Bill," and of "the initiative, the au- thorship, and the chief role in preparing it." This is not the only instance in which the honour and credit due to others has been ascribed to Earl Russell. The "Introduction" is partly historical, and partly biographical, as well as political, and Earl Russell gives us his opinions on some other subjects as well as parlia- mentary reform. Approving the meliorating changes which have of late years been made in our criminal code, his lordship is now prepared to go farther, and would abolish capital punishment. He also descants on the policy of "non-interference," which naturally causes the late Danish war to be alluded to. Admitting that great powers should not permit one of their class to attack a small, weak, and feeble state, under any circumstance; he contends, that weak powers are not always right, and strong ones wrong; and argues, that England was not called upon to aid Denmark, because, "if the latter had taken the advice our government tendered her, the war would have been avoided." In this portion ef the In- troduction," Lord Russell refers to Lord Castlereagh, of whose policy he takes the same view in 18C5 as he did in 1823; when he represented that noble lord as the friend of the Holy Alliauce, and of "intervention," to put down Liberty: a policy directly opposed to Mr. Canning's. Documents published since the noble earl wrote his Essay," and which he ought to have been acquainted with at the time, prove that this is a most erroneous view. lord Castlereagh was as truly an English minister as ever existed. He never encouraged the Holy Alliance;" he did not support interven- tion" to suppress nationalities. On the contrary, in the instructions drawn up by his lordship for the Duke of Wellington, when it was intended, in 1821, to send his grace to the Congress of Verona, true liberal principles, and the doctrine of non-intervention, are clearly de- fined, and prescribed as the guide of the negotiator. These instructions were adopted by Mr. Canning, with- out the slightest ilteritioii just as the Whigs and Li- berals, who, in 18.38 and 1859, attacked the foreign policy of Lord Malmesbury, implicitly followed that policy, after the "unnatural combination" of Willis's Rooms, had defeated the Derby administration and made it their boast, in parliament,, that they had done so.— But we must bring our notice to a conclusion, and can only add, that this work ought to be in every library, as a work of political reference, though many opinions of the writer may be dissented from. THE ART STUDET, for March. London Hall, Smart, and Allen. This periodical,—though first commenced in January, 1864, has not couie under our observation, till the pre- sent month. It is, as the title shews, intended more especially for the tyros who are studying art, and its objects, besides instruction and laying down rules of art, may be gathered from its mottos :— It is a law in the Arts, a law imposed by their com- munity of origin and end, that they mutually assist and support each other." And, Ours are the plans of Peace, To live like brothers, and conjunctive all, Embellish life." How these objects are carried out, it is impossible for us to say, confidently, from the inspection of a single number; but, the papers "On Contrast," Greek Sculpture," and Decorative Art," induce us to believe that the Student" will find a truthful guide in this periodical. Amusement is not altogether neglected. There are in this number, two chapters of a tale, entitled, "He would be a Painter; a Story of Artist Life and Character; which appears intended to trace on aspir- ing artist's career; a fertile subject, if well and properly handled. THE MARQUrl OF DALHOUSIE'* I ADMINISTRATION or BMTKa INDIA 2 vob. By Edwin Arnold, M.A. London: Sau. ere, Otley, ani Co. The first volume of this work has been before the public for some time,—the second is just published; the two contain an excellent and elaborate history of the events in British India, from 1848 to 1856,-when the late Marquis of Dalhousie was the Governor-Gene- ral. Of the merits of that administration, there are va- rious opinions. Mr. Arnold is right, we think, in prais. ing the general policy of the noble Marquis; but his rage for annexation deserves severe censure. It had fatal effects. Whoever," says our author, can totally disconnect the conduct ofilord Dalhousie towards Sat- tara and the Mahrattas, towards the Nizam and Nana Sahib, towards Jhansi, Naypore, and Oude, from the great mutiny, must be either very blindly devoted to the good name of this statesman, or imperfectly ac- quainted with the particulars of each case; and the ef. fect which each had, and could not fail to have, on the only part of Hindoo society that attends to such things. In three of these instances, Sattara, Nagpore, and Jhansi, the Governor-General not only terrified the na- tive governing class throughout India, with the spectre of a restless centralization, but struck at the root of Hindoo religion, and cut out of Hindoo law, its highest and gentlest enactments." He, in fact, "deliberately conceived the homogeneous Indian peninsula, with the British sovereign for sole seigneur, the native princes for pensioned peers, and the native Simindars, officers, public servants, as employes, replaced by young geutle- men from Haileybury." A pleasant idea, no doubt, but one that was not likely to be pacifically developed; and the terrible consequences which result from the attempt to realize it will never be forgotten. However,—there was great good in Lord Dalhousie's administration which must not be overlooked. "In matters of trade and commerce; says Mr. Arnold, "in the nice adjust- ment of local governments and councils; in a review of re-establishment of the Civil Service in purging official ranks of their old morality and manners; in new rules of promotion, new openings to talent other than heredit- ary at the India House; in prison discipline; in the education of young India females as well as males in weaving over the land, the first meshes of the railway net; in training along it the first pathways of the tamed errands now faster and further than Ariel; in vast postal reforms; in far-seeing preparation of India, by commercial and maritime legislation, for the new part she has to play in trade; in encouraging the growth of cotton, tea, and other novel products in exploring mi. neral resources; projecting and surveying roads, opening rivers and canals in Titanic works of irrigation (a branch of labour which is alone a boon to Eastern lands, and has made dynasties endure there); and, finally, in dealing with the said superstitions and cruelties of the East-iti human sacrifices, its bloody religious rites, Thuggee, Suttee, and the rest-in a manner that may have hastened the rebellion, but certainly brought nearer the abolition of them by each and all of these, and by many acts besides, the Marquis of Dalhousie has left his name engraved on the face of India.He has indeed; and it will never be effacel.-In the two volumes on which Mr. Arnold has bestowed so much research and labour, he has traced the gradual progress of that policy, by which the noble marquis effected such numerous and beneficial effects and a more comprehensive, or a more able history of British India during the few years when that noble lord reigned in Calcutta, is not likely to be produced. 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THE WELSH CHURCH IN LONDON. To the Editor of the North IVales Chronicle. Sir,- Your impression of last week contains a report of the very important and interesting meeting we had here on the 7th inst., under the presidency of the Right Hon. Lord Llanover to promote the interests of our Welsh Church. It will be remembered that one of the resolutions adopted at that meeting was to the effect, that it is most desirable that the ministrations of the Church of England, in the Welsh language, should be extended to other districts in the Metropolis—east and west-by means of a missionary clergyman." Now, since the following letter, addressed nearly seven years ago, to an honoured friend of mine, who is a high dignitary of the Church in Wales, has a direct bearing upon the above subject, perhaps you will be good enough to permit it to appear in your columns, and oblige, sir, Yours very respectfully, JOHN WILLIAMS. London, March, 1865. Rev. and Dear Sir,—I am sorry that circumstances over which I had no control have prevented your being furnished sooner with my promised state- ment on the religious condition of the Welsh people in London; and I fear that even now, I cannot enter so fully into the subject as I could have wished. I trust, however, that the few remarks which I am about to offer, will enable you to form some- thing like a correct idea both as regards their number and their condition. At the same time, I shall endeavour, agreeably with your request, to point out one or two ways in which THE CHURCH might, in my opinion, best and most effec- tually extend her operations, for the spiritual instruction of a people so peculiarly situated as our countrymen are in this vast and sinful town. First, as to the number. It is generally believed that there are at the present time (taking into account the various members of their families) between thirty and forty thousand Welsh people in London. Of these, the number attending all the Welsh places of worship on any given Sunday is certainly not more than 5000 and it is supposed that not more than 5000 attend worship where the English language is used —thus leav- ing upwards of 20,000 of our countrymen who are absent from the House of God on every Lord's day-the ma- jority of them being so wilfully, and without any reason- able excuse for their conduct. With regard to the existing provision for religious purposes among these people, it may be observed that there are here altogether about fifteen Welsh places of worship, one only of which belongs to the Established Church. Now, what I should propose is, the appointment of a Missionary clergyman, to labour here in conjunction with, and under the superintendence of, the much- respected Incumbent of the Metropolitan Welsh Church. By this means, divine services might be performed, at least once every Sabbath in two or three parts of the town, in addition to the Welsh Church. I feel quite sure that suitable rooms might be obtained for this pur- pose, at any time, free of expeiiees. And, as to the maintenance of the proposed minister, I think that sufficient funds could be raised from private subscriptions and congregational collections. At all events, were I myself an ordained clergyman, with my present experience and knowledge of the people—I ■illI'Mi!d not ha\ c hesitated to accept of such an appoint- ment, without any guarantee whatever as to the question of salary. This experiment has been already most successfully tried by one of our Welsh Di-sen ing Denominations, who have now two Missionary Ministers at work here,—sup- ported entirely by voluntary contributions. Why should not the Church, "go, and do like- wise ?" Having thus established meetings in some three or four different parts of the town. the assistance which I think could be easily obtained from the Welsh clergy visiting London during the summer months, would then become of great importance. If those gentlemen were beforehand to acquaint the Minister of the Welsh Church of their intentions, and kindly to place their services at his disposal for one or more evenings during their stay here; then arrangements might be made by which a course of lectures or sermons could be given at each of the above places, somewhat in accordance with the plana of the Diocesan Home Missionary Society. It is quite obvious, that so long as there is but one Welsh Church in London, there will be always a consi- derable number of persons (Churchmen) who being com- pelled by their various occupations, &c., to live at a great distance from that Church (and it may be from all other Welsh places of worship) and unable, as is generally the case, to appreciate English preaching,- who will be thus driven to abandon their sacred duties altogether. Hence the necessity of such an organization as that to which I have alluded. Thanking you, sir, for the interest you have taken in this matter, and hoping that means will soon be devised by which those of the Welsh people, living here, who may be of the Established Church, may be placed, at least, on the same footing, with their countrymen of any other persuasion, I beg to remain, Rev. and Dear Sir, Yours, Ac. JOHN WILLIAMS, Welsh Missionary. London, July, 1858." Miaaiona:y.