BANGOR. SATURDAY. MARCS 18, 1866. NEWS OF THE WEEK. On Friday evening, the 10th inst., the Prince and Princess of Wales gave a ball at Marlborough House, it being the anniversary of their wedding day. The quadrille band of Messrs Coote and Tinney attended and dancing was kept up till an early hour in the morning of the 11th. The company included the corps diplomatique, most of her Majesty's ministers, the Earl and Countess of Derby, and many of the nobility and gentry of both parties. Her Majesty came to town on Monday, accom- panied by the Princesses Helena, Louise, and Beatrice. They went to Buckingham Palace, where, at three o'clock they were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Duke of Cambridge. The Queen and royal family then repaired to the White Drawing-room, where her Majesty held a Conrt, which was attended by a large number of the nobility and gentry. The royal family was in mourning for the Queen Dow- ager of the Netherlands. The Queen and Prin- cesses remained in town till Wednesday. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will not be able to bring in his budget before Easter. On Monday, he named Thursday, the 27th day of April, as being the day on which he should, pro- bably, introduce it. On Tuesday, the Rev. Mr. Davis, the chap- lain of Newgate, was proceeding in an omnibus to the prison, to perform the usual morning service. He was observed to Jean forward in a remarkable manner and it was soon discovered that he was dead He was greatly respected. The lock-out in the iron-trade is now in full operation. Its result will probably be a transfer of many orders to the Continent; and ultimately, the execution of the puddlers' work by machi- Bery Great gloom has come over Birmingham. On the 9th inst., the failure of a large firm was an- nounced, whose liabilities were from £70,000 to £ 80 000and on the next day, Friday, the old 811(1 crilitiezit banking firm, of Attwoods, Spooner, and Co., suspended payments, with liabilities amounting to £ 1,000,000 sterling. Negotiations were going on for an amalgamation with the Bir- mingham Joint-Stock Bank and the deficiency was (liscoverekl in the course of the preliminary investigation of the affairs. The failure is attri- buted to the withdrawal of large sums of money, some years ago, by the Aitwood family. By the death of the late Mr. Spooner, M.P., there was only one surviving partner in the Bank, Mr. Mar- shall. There are various speculations as to the amount of the dividend the highest looked for being 10s. or 12s. in the pound the lowest 5s. Count de Budberg, the Russian ambassador at Paris, has gone to Nice, to pay a visit to the Em- press of Russsia and the Countess leaves this week, to remain in attendance on her imperial Majesty, till she returns to Russia. The accounts of the Czarewitch's health are far from satisfacto- ry he continues quite an invalid, and a letter from Paris ays, there is some reason for alarm on his account. "-His imperial highness is expect- ed in England, when able to travel; and he will remain here a month. The Copenhagen Dagbiad, of the 10th inst., states, that "several respected citizens have been arrested in Flensburg, for sending an address to the Emperor Napoleon, requesting his Majesty's support to obtain the restoration of North Schles- wig to Denmark." There is a growing feeling in the Duchies against the present state of things but there appears no chance of its being termin- ated. It is said the King of Prussia is about to visit the Duchies. A Berlin telegram of the 10th. tells us, that the railway carriage in which the King used to travel on the Holstein line, has been prepared for his Majesty, the Danish arms and decorations having been replaced by those of Prussia. The Prussian Commissioners summoned a meeting of the clergy and principal nobility of the Duchies, to be held at Kiel on the 16th, to arrange for the celebration of the King's birth- day the municipalities are also invited to co- operate on the occasion. In the Lower House of the Austrian Reichs- rath, on the 9th, M. von Schmerling announced that the Emperor had resolved to raise the state of siege in Galicia, on the 18th of April.—There has been no definitive termination, yet, of the contest between the ministers ami the Reichsrath relative to the budget, &c. but it is the general impression in Vienna, that it will end in a com- promise. Prussia is greatly increasing her expenditure, but her revenue increases with it. In 1849 the national income was 94,174,380 tlialers in 18G4, 150,714,031 thalers. Part of this increase arises from the imposition of heavy direct taxes, of which the people complain bitterly. The Duke de Morny died on the 10th inst., at the Palais do la Presidence, Paris. He was born in 1811 and was the half brother of the Empe- ror, being the supposed son of the Queen Hor- tense and the Count Flahault. Hortense left him an annuity of 40,000 f. a-year, and he made an im- mense fortune by his speculations. On the 11th, a decree was read in the Legislative body. or- dering the funeral of the Duke to take place at the public expense. M. Schneider, the Vice-Presi- dent, expressed the poignant grief of that assem- bly, at the loss the country has sustained. M. Troplong gave expression to similar feelings in the Senate.—The funeral was celebrated with great pomp. It took place in Pere la Chaise.—In the Legislative body, the opposition have lodged an amendment, to reduce the army contingent for 1865, from 100,000 to 80,000 men. As reinforce- ments apa going to Mexico, instead of the French army there coming home, it is not likely, that this amendment will be c;trrie(I.-Tlxere has been a great struggle for a chair in the Protestant Con- sistory, at Paris. M. Guizot, who has always had a seat in that body, was a candidate, and was op- posed by M.Barbezat. He won his election but only by 1298 to 1288 votes.—On the 9th inst., the debate on the address commenced in the Senate. The Marquis de Boissy made one of his usual speeches, anti-English and ultra-montane. He also condemned the French intervention in Mex- ico but wished the war between Federals and Confederates might be carried on to the ruin of both, rather than the French in Mexico should be made prisoners by the conclusion of peace.— The debate was continued on Friday, when the only speech of interest was that of Cardinal Don- net, who supported the Encyclical; and said he should vote against the paragraph referring to it, unless the Government declared that nothing should bo omitted to re-establish a good under- standing between Church and State. M. Rouland replied to the Cardinal. The debate continued on the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, inst., and was again adjourned. On the 14th, the Cardinal de Bonnechoose spoke warmly in. defence of the Church, and the Encyclical. J. There was an interchange of Civi^and Court festi- vities at Milan, during Victor Emmanuel's stay at that city, which closed on the 7th inst., with "the solemn deposition of the first stone for the Victor Emmanuel gallery and buildings of the Cathedral Place." This gallery is to connect the Scala Place with the new Piazza of the Cathedral and will be a great ornament to Milan. The King went from Milan to Turin, where, on the 13th, he signed a decree granting a full amnesty for politi- cal offences, and for contraventions of tho press laws as well as to all those persons who were compromised in the Aspromonte affair.—At the sitting of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, on Monday, the bill for abolishing the punishment of death for crimes committed under the common law, was agreed to, by 150 to 91 votes. Capital punishment is still maintained in the military and naval codes, and in the laws relating to bri- gandage.—Signor Leila made his financial report on Tuesday, the 14th inst. The deficiencies in the revenue, since 1861, amount to 525,000,000 f. If20,000,000) and he asked for leave to contract for 425,000,000 f., which, including what is to be received for the sale of the state railways, will balance accounts up to Sept. 18li7. Heavy new taxes are to be imposed. > We learn from Rome, under date of March 12, that General Montebello hits sent a despatch to the French Government, requesting it not to with- draw, at present, any division of the French army, a* it would be impossible to guarantee the main- tenance of public order, if it did. In Rome, there is a great deficiency in the revenue, which amounts to 4,500,000 Roman dollars, while the expenditure is 10,000,000. The Pope's Encyclical and the Syllabus were published in the omcial" Gazette, of Madrid, on the 9th inst. They were introduced by a de- claration, reserving the rights of the Crown in Ecclesiastical affairs and promising to maintain the liberty of the press in the discussion of the Papal documents. In the Chamber of Deputies, the ministerial candidate, Senor Ferando Alvarez, was elected president, by 150 to 93 votes. At the sitting of the Spanish Cortes on the 12th, the Minister of Finance announced, that, in conse- quence of the reductions in the budget, the re- venue and expenditure for 1865 would balance. The new ministry of Portugal meets with great opposition in the Chambers, and it is doubtful whether it will be enabled to preserve its posi- tion. Daoud Pacha, appointed Governor-General of Syria, after the massacre of 1860, resigned his office. The Ottoman Government refused to re- ceive his resignation but he persists in demand- ing to be allowed to resign, in consequence of the return of Joseph Karam to the Lebanon. The Etna, on Friday, brought intelligence from New York, to the 25th of February, and the En- ropa, on Sunday, to the 2nd of March. It gives details of the fall of Wilmington. After the cap- ture of Fort Anderson, the naval and military forces under Admiral Porter and General Schol- field, advanced against Wilmington, which the Confederates evacuated in the night of the 21st ult., after burning the bridge acioss Cape Fear river, 1,000 bales of cotton, and 15,000 barrels of resin. The Federals occupied the city on the following morning, and report the capture of 600 prisoneis and 2tJ cannon. Before Petersburg, Grant's left had abandoned its new entrenchments beyond Hatcher's run, and retreated to the posi- tion held previous to its late advance. The mud- dy condition of the roads rendered military move- ments impossible. Grant states, that since ho has been encamped before Petersburg, 17,000 deserters have come in from the Confederates. General Sherman had occupied and burnt Colum- bia. He was believed to be moving directly on the rear of Richmond columns from Newborn and TCnoxvill co-operating with him. On the 20th of February, the Confederate house of Represen- tatives passed a bill for arming two hundred thou- sand negroes but the next day, the Senate post- poned its consideration by a majority of one. It was thought, however, it would be passed.—The papers contain various rumours as to the move- ments of the military corps and all looks gloomy for the south. General Johnstone, on the 26th ult., assumed the command of the army in Ten- nessee Beauregard will serve under him and lie has been joined by Wood and Hardee.—The merchants and others of New York, held a meet- ing on the 23rd ult., at which it was resolved to recommend that the 4th of March should be ob- served as a holiday throughout the United States, in celebration of the recent military successes.— At Washington, the House of Representatives has passed the six milllion dollar loan bill. Advices from Mexico state, that Juarez, os the 1st of January, issued an address to the Mexi- cans from Chikuahua, in which he says,— "Faithful to my duty and my conscience, I will devote all my energy to the national defence, with the support and co-operation of the Mexican flag." He also denounces the Emperor Maximilian as all usurper and an instrument to enslave free peo- ple.-A friendly correspondence had taken place between the Confederate Colonel Byron, and Gen. Lopez, one of Maximilian's Generals; in which each expresses sympathy with, and wishes for the success of, the other's cause.—On the 9th of Fe- bruary, Oajaco surrendered to Gen. Bazaine and the French had obtained other successes.—It was reported, at New Orleans, that the Emperor Max- imilian had forbidden the isssue of clearances for Federal ports, and had expelled the Federal Consul from Matamoras. Bombay papers to the 13th, and Calcutta papers to the 6th of February, are received. On the 29th of January, the Bhootans attacked Dewan- giri, but were repulsed with great loss the En- glish lost Lieut. Urquhart, R.E., and five Sepoys killed Lieut. Story aud38 Sepoys were wounded. The Duke of Brabant arrived at Meerut on the 4th of February. He was to make excursions to the interior, and return to Calcutta by the 18th, in time to leave by the China mail.-Sir Wm. Mansfield had a farewell dinner given to him at Bombay, on leaving to take the command-in- chief of the Indian army.—Sir C. Trevelyan's health caused so much uneasiness to his medical advisers, that it is probable he would ltave by the next mail. Sir Hugh Rose arrived in Calcutta on the 21st of January. He was entirely recovered from the effects of his accident. Melbourne advices of the 26th of January, state that at the la3t arrivals from New Zealand, the state of affairs was less peaceable. The defection of the Taiwaugo natives was announced, and the Waikato are said to be preparing to assist the Faranaki tribes in resisting Gen. Cameron.
BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS.—MARCH 14. Before W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., and J. V. H. Williams, Esq. Lying oitt.A man named Hugh Roberts, was fined Is. and 2s. 6d. costs, on the information of P.C. Goronwy Owens, for sleeping on the ground on the road between the Railway Station and Upper Baugor, on the night of the 25th of February. The 11 Besetting Sin.Robert Hughes was summoned by P.C. John Jones for being drunk and very disorderly on the 1st., inst, and challenging every one to fight with him who passed by.—Convicted and fined 10s. and 9s. costs in default 14 days' imprisonment. The same police officer also charged John Hughes and H. Hughes with being drunk in High-street, Bangor, on Sunday last. There was a lot of men together in the street, all drunk but when they saw a policeman approaching they all bolted" with the exception of the two defendant, who bravely stood their ground like men, and scorned to run. In addition to this, they con- tinued to make a loud noise, to shew their contempt for a mere bobby."—Fined each 5s., and 9s. costs. Breach of the Pectce.J aiia Davies, Friddoedd, com- plained that she was afraid of her neighbour, Jane Wil- liams, she having challenged the complainant to fight, for which amusement the lattar had no particular re- lish. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six months, herself in B10 and another surety in 15. The" IVrony lIouse.P.C. John Davies deposed to returning home the other night from his duty, when he found his house door open, and the prisoner, Robert Jones, in his bedroom! He was drunk, and he (the complainant) took him to the lock-up to complete his night's lodging.—Fined 5s. and 6s. 6d costs. Llanfairfechan.—Charge of keeping a Disorderly liouse.-Alr. Hugh Williams, who keeps a public house in the village of Llanfairfechan, was summoned by P.C. John Jones, charged with keeping a disorderly house, by permitting drunkenness, &c., on the night of the 4th inst, being a Saturday night. About eleven o'clock there was a number of drunken men in the house, who were also very noisy. Mr. W. Jones appeared for the defendant, a .1 called several witnesses to rebut the charge, but the\ bailed to do so to tho satisfaction of the Bench, who c msidered the charge proved. Fined 5s. and 12s fid. costs. Fighting at Ile)ttii-P.C. John Jones, charged Rd. Williams and Wm. Thomas, with fighting on the night of the 8th inst., before the Vaynol Arms, in the village Pentir. Of course, they were both the worse fur liquor."—Fined 5s. and costs 9s. The same officer also brought a similar charge against m, Hughes, who indulged in the u manly art" at Llanfairiechan, on the evening of the 4th inst. He first "tackled" a man of the name of Hugh Thomas, whom he struck without any apparent provocation; but not content with this display of valour he next tried at higher game, and essayed a shy at the police officer. Fined for the frolic, 40s. and 9s. costs, and in default, two months' imprisonment. Donkey Stratum.—Several parties were mulct in small fines and the costs, for permitting their donkeys to stray upon the highways, against the" provisions of the Act in that case made and provided," and we may add—explained. Bastardy.—Catherine Jones, Pantdraeniog, Bethesda, applied for an order in bastardy on her faithless swain, David Joues.—Order granted for Is. 6d. per week.
BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION The ordinary fortnightly meeting of this Board was held in the Board room, on Wednesday lzlst, when the following Guardians were present :-C. Bicknell, Esq., Chairman Geo. Simpson, Esq., Vice- Chairman W. B. Hughes, Esq., Ex-Officioj nev T. Jones, Williams; Messrs. Rowland Parry, W. T. Rogers, Jno. Roberts, W. J. Holt, Richd. Evans, E. P. Evans, W. Williams, Jno. Senniar, Richd. Jones, and Hugh Hughes. The New Calls.—After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read over and confirmed, the Calls up- on each parish, for the ensuing quarter, were agreed to and signed by the Chairman. The total amount of the calls is £ 4,247 11s. 21d.-that upon the parish of Ban- gor being £ 945 lis. 3id. Mr. W. Bulkeley Hughes remarked that he was glad to find there was a decrease on the total sum as compared with previous calls. The Chairman:observed that such was the eise, which was partly attributable to the police rates. The decrease was general, there being only one or two parishes in which there was an increase, and this could be easily ac- counted for. The Pentraetk Collector of Poor Rates.-It would ap- pear that there is some difficulty in this parish of ob- taining a competent person to collect the Poor Rates, by reason of the small salary given, it being now only £ 10 0s. Od. Sometime ago the Guardians agreed to increase the salary, but the Poor Law Board refused to sanction the same. At this meeting a letter was read from Mr. Roger Evans on the subject who pointed out that unless a salary of £ 14 was given it would be impos- sible to get a tit and proper person to undertake the duty. There was one person who was competent in every respect; but he would not do it for less than f,14 Os. Od. Mr. Evans then went on to state that thero were a great number of small holdings in the parish inhabited by poor people which made the task of collection more tedious and difficult, as the Collector had often to call several times for a single rate, so that the sum of £ 14 was a very reasonable one under the circum- stances, and he hoped the Guardians would agree* to raise the salary to that amount. In reply to a question put by Mr. W. Bulkeley Hughes, The Chairman remarked that probably the reason why the Poor Law Board refused to sanction an increase was because the salary had been raised two or three times before. On the motion of Mr. W. B. Hughes, seconded by Mr W. T. Rogers, it was resolved to forward Mr. Evans's letter to the Poor Law Board, adding that the Guard. ians unanimously agreed with the statements and con elusions contained therein. Llanfairfechan-the Poor Rate Collector.-A letter was likewise read from Mr. John Roberts, Poor-rate Collector for the parish of Llanfairfechan, asking that his salary be increased by £ 5 a year, it being now £20, as there had latelv ben an increase in the number of ratepayers from 200 to 300. For reasons stated by the Chairman, the further con- sideration of the subject was indefinitely deferred. Parish Apprentice—Mr. Evan Jones, tailor and draper, Bethesda appeared in the Board-room to bind a little boy out of the Workhouse, and who had been with him for a month. The boy, a sharp looking little fellow, and who was dressed very neatly, said he liked his master and the business, and he wished to be bound as an apprentice to him. It would seem that the boy's father is working at Festiniog, having deserted his family and Mr. W. B. Hughes remarked that he has the worst character in the county and that is saying a good deal." Mr. Jones was requested to attend the next Board meeting, when the Indentures would be signed, and half the premium paid to him. 11 Vo Pay -Alo Ifot-k." A letter was read from the Rev. D. Thomas, St. Anne's Bethesds, stating that a John Rowland, who was a respectable person, wished to have a little girl out of the Workhouse between the age of 12 and 14 to serve as nurse, his wife recently having had twins. Rowland was then called in, when the Chairman asked him what salary he proposed to give to the girl ? The question appeared to bother John" a good deal, who did not intend to give any salary, as the girl would have no work to do The Chairman—But won't she have to nurse the babies, and don't you consider that nursing is work ? John admitted that she would have to "hold "the babies, but, he did not see it in that light. Besides she would be sent to school. The Guardians likewise did not see it, nor why they should be called upon to pay a person for nursing his children, and so John was sent about his business, to seek for a charity nurse elsewhere. Tenders.-A tender having been sent into supply the house with certain clothing, the Chairman took occasion to remark that he strongly objected to any one person tendering for any goods whatsoever, however respectable the party mae as a tradesman. It was their duty as Guardians and representatives of the ratepayers, to ob- tain goods as cheaply as possible, and they had no chance of doing that if one person only was dealt with. For himself he should strongly object to such a course being pursued. All the Guardians agreed with the Chairman and the matter was deferred. Neglect of Parochial Overseers.-A conversation then took place ou this subject, as several parties have ran away and left their families chargeable to the Union, and no steps have been taken to bring them to justice for so doing. The Chairman observed that the Board found it very difficult to get the Overseers to do their duty in such cases, as they were averse to taking any trouble, so that it was not to be wondered at that the re lief charges were so high. Mr. W. B. Hughes said if the Chairman would point out to him one case he would, himself, take steps to compel the Overseer to do his duty. A case was then brought forward of a union pauper, in the district of which Mr. Wm. Griffith is the Reliev- ing Officer, and the Chairman asked him how it was that he had not found out the man and taken him be- fore the magistrates for neglecting to maintain his family, as it was in his power to do so in all cases in which the pauper belonged to the Union, as contra-distinguished from a Parish ? Mr. Griffith replied that it would be next to impos- sible to catch him as he was going away on that day. He wanted to know whether he could apprehend him at once The Chairman replied that he could do so, as his wife had become chargeable to the Union, and added that if Mr. Griffith did not choose to do his duty to the Board, they would find some other person who would. Mr. Griffith promised to see to the matter at once. Pinancial.-Cheques were signed for the four Reliev- ing Officers to the amount of X470 for the fortnight. Also for £ 226 9s. Od. for the support of non-resident paupers in other Unions, amongst the items, being t98 19s. 9d. to the Anglesey Union. Out-door relief for the past fortnight £ 206 4s. 6d. irremovable poor, £ 218 15s. 9d.; non.settled poor, 1:43 3s. 6d. Balance in the hands of the Treasurer, £ 1099 7s. Id.
ABERYSTWITH. TALIESYN.—" Our Atmosphere. —A most instructive and interesting lecture was delivered on the above sub- ject, at the Llancynfelin School, on Friday night last, March 10th, by Capt. Gledhill, of the Penpontbren lead mines. Bv 7 o'clock the schoolroom was well filled, and Mr. Gledhill was introduced to his audience by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, Llancynfelyn, who ably presided over the meeting, and shewed that he took the greatest interest in the proceedings. The talented lecturer, in the course of the evening, illustrated by a variety of novel and strik- ing experiments the necessity of the atmosphere to ani- mal and vegetable life-and the dangers resulting from bad ventilation. His remarks on this important and much neglected question, together with the model of a dwelling-house that he introduced to shew the bad ef- fects of impuie air, was most instructive, and the expe- riments most masterly done. Then he proceeded to speak of the composition of the atmosphere, and the properties of its elementary gases. The vivid and start- ling effects of light and heat—the expansive force of con- fined air, and the immense power capable of beim; exerted by atmospheric pressure, was demonstrated. The lecture conveyed in a pleasing, entertaining, and agreeable man- ner something worth knowing about" Our Atmosphere, and the blessings derived from it. The Kev. I nomas Thomas, Tre'rddol, explained to the Welsh portion of the audience the principal facts given by the lecturer. These efforts of Mr. Gledhill to elevate the working classes are most laudable and successful. The proceeds of the lecture went towards the Mancynfelyn Reading- room, which has been lately established in the place; and by the liberal support of the gentry of the neighbour- hood, and the quarterly payments of the members, it is in a flourishing state.
HOLYHEAD. ACCIDEST TO CAILPENTElls.-On Monday last a num- ber of ship carpenters employed in the graving dock near this town were precipitated to the depth of IS to 20 feet by their stage giving way. Two of them, Thos. Brown and Richard Jones, both married men. Buttered most by the fall. The former is reported to have sut- fered very great injuries in the face, head, &c. Had not some of them the presence of mind to throw away sharp tools from their hands, the catastrophe night have been still greater. AUXILIARY DIBLE SOCIETY. l On Monday evening last, this town was visited DY tne t Bev. Thomas Phillips, the worthy agent of the above Society. The annual meeting this year was held at the Hyfrydle Chapel and attended by a large congregation, a great number of whom were young people, which in- dicates that this good cause is not likely to die at Holy- head. At the opening of the meeting, the Rev. W. Griffith, Independent minister, gave out one of the late Williams of Pantycelyn's heavenly hymns to sing, be- ginning thus—" Na fydded ardal cyn bo hir." Then he read the last eight verses of the nineteenth Psalm, and offered a fervent prayer for the success of the Society in all its operations. The Rev. Richard Jones, Holy- head, as the Chairman of the Local Bible Society in this town, was called to preside. Mr. Jones said that the object of this meeting was to keep up the life of this good Society; that it had been established by our worthy fathers upwards of sixty years ago and that he was confident it will not be al- lowed to wither away from want of support from us whom are their descendants. Having expressed his hope that the home speakers he was about to call would briefly address the meeting, so that the Society's Depu- tation might get time enough to lay the claims of this good cause before the congregation, he called the Rev. W. Griffith, as secretary to the island of Anglesey, to read the report of the Society for the past year. Mr. Griffith said that this is the greatest and the most pure of all societies, inasmuch as the Bible is the greatest and the purest of all bouks. The whole re- ceipts from Anglesey during the past year was above £ 750—viz., A mlwcli district, X40 9.1. 7d. A berfft-a tv, X20 2s. 2Jd. Beaumaris, JE47 14s. 6d. Bodedern, jC94 3d. Bryusiencyn, X60 13s. 9d. Bryndu, £ 19 13s. OJil. Gaerwen, fID 5s. lid. Holyhead, 989 8s. 2d. Llan- fectiell, C76 14s. 8d. Llangaffo, S21 13s. 5Jd. Llan- gefni, jE67 13s. 2d. Llanfairypwll, £14 lljd. Mall- traeth, £ 26 9s. 9d. Menai Bridge, £38 12s. lid. New- borough, R15 16s. 4A. Pentraeth, 261 12s. 9d. Rhos. yblll, ilO Is 8d. Trewalchmai, £25 14s. lid. Total, X759 Is. He added that he was happy to find that Holyhead is now, as is generally the case, near the top of the list with every religious and philanthropic society in the land. Rev. John Williams, Baptist minister, rose, and said that our country would present a sad aspect without this Society—no lsibles aud but tew readers, in Car- narvonshire there was an adage used of one that could read well-" ITe reads like a parson," meaning that readers in former times were as scarce as one in each parish. We have now thousands upon thousands of Bible readers, and happily so many 'Jiblea in our coun- try. The law of the Bible is the only law that the whole nations of the world recognise. Rev. Robert Jones said he could hardly think it pro- per for him to say anything-he being at home. But as he considered obedience to be a most valuable quality, he stood up and urged the audience to continue in their support to this excellent cause. Rev. Owen Hughes said that every man that has ex- perienced the force of the Bible truths, will readily own that in this book we find the most extraordinary in- stances of benevolence known-tliat of Christ in due time dying for the ungodly. Let us, therefore, learn from His example to help those with the knewledge of Christ who cannot help themselves with it. Rev. T. Phillips, deputation from the Mother Society on rising was greeted with applause. Speaking in English he said—During the past 12 months I have at- tended 198 similar meetings to this, and in all these, though the platform was similarly composed to the pre- sent one-of gentlemen of all shades of opinions and religious creedi-he had not witnessed any unpleasant- ness or discord. lie had read or some one wno nan fallen among thieves, but he had not fallen in a similar way this evening. He had fallun among wise men, who knew how to multiply speakers, and that without any waste of time to the meeting. Their speeches were short, but quite apropos. Referring to the chairman's remark respecting the disproportion in the contributions of Holyhead to those in the Island of Anglesey; he said it was not always safe to handle facts and figures and compare them. His habit was to praise the town people in the town, and the country people everywhere. People were so apt to paint black white, and vice versa, for their own ends. How difficult it is to compress the doings of such a society to the space of an hour and that of one ye tr's doings. You want to know what the society is, has done, and is doing. And again, you want to know what we mean to do-God help us You will be glad to learn that there are no symptoms of decay. It has completed its sixty-first year, and the society is now in the first week of its sixty-second year. During the last year, how great has been the labour I Friends increase in numbers, even in these days of great competition generally speaking; there is a willingness among Christ- ian people to unite in this great and good cause. We have formed 94 new societies during the past year. There is more interest displayed in public meetings than ever. The past year has witnessed great increase in the society's revenue. Had I been here twelve months ago, I would have displayed a down cast and mournful ap- pearance, and would have to tell you that there had heett a falling off in the funds of the society of £ 9,00j. This, as you may imagine, and as I believe, was to be attri- buted chiefly to the great distress in Lancashire. Now, however, I am happy, and cannot help feeling proud in telling you that this year the funds have exceeded those of any pevious year by £ 10,000. This is a very pleas- ing fact to tell all interested in the society. Then again, the circulation is truly marvellous, and increasingly so. We can hardly trust our memory with the number. The circulation of the Word of God last year amounted to 2,495,118 copies. These have been scattered far and wide all over the world. The United Kingdom in parti- cular has cause to be thankful. Immense numbers have been given gratuitously to schools, infirmaries, hospitals, railway stations, workhouses, &c. France has received 74,000 copies; Holland, 32,000; Belgium, 5,000; ex. tensive Germany, 4CO,000; poor little Denmark, 20,000; Sweden and Norway, 108,000; Protestant Russia, 17,000; down-trodden and priest-ridden Italy, 28,000. Then vast numbers have been sent all over the world besides. Let us join to thank God for the pastjand unite in prayer for success in the future. (Speaking in Welsh the rev. gentleman continued). Reverting to the 198 meetings he had attended during the past year he said- That he had met with people of all religious creeds, and he could not agree with some persons who thought these were like so many gunpowder barrels, and wanting in contact only, they would explode with fearful result. He had no cause to believe that theory. He had wit- nessed disorder in certain places, but with some people order was disorder. In the Mother Society's manage- ment, thirty six gentlemen met many times a year. These gentlemen represented all classes of Christian people, and it was a matter of surprise to witness how these gentlemen of high standing, sacrificing a vast deal of their time and money, managed to agree, and to disagree, in their deliberations. They disagree like gentlemen, and fell into one another's views like gentlemen and Christians. It was no little thing to consider the con- tents of 184 letters in one meeting of the committee. These embraced all kinds of questions, and many of them of most extricate and difficult solution. But although they had these difficulties to encounter, nothing was al- lowed to disturb the harmony of their deliberations. They came to speak not of what separates them, but of what unites them-the Bible. If they do not agree, why, of course, they agree to disagree as Christians do. Concord also shows itself in particular once a year in Exeter Hall, on the first Wednesday in the first week in May. It is a grand sight to see 5,000 persons in one building of all languages, colour, countries, creeds, and stations. There you may see a large platform—a deal larger than this, and a great deal better fitted -with 800 gentlemaucn it. These are members of Parliament, some of the highest members of the highest ranks in the aristocracy—archbishops, bishops, noted and eminent men in philanthropy, education, and ministers of religion from every class and section of Christians. It is a grand sight! and the Earl of Shaftesbury in the chair. The first thing that is done—they all unite in prayer. It is then we experience the true meaning of those words— Our Father," not your Father and not mine. There is something sublime and solemn in this prayer. Then for one hour we take a tour round about the whole world, visiting nations far and wide, of all colour and blood, and you may accompany us ill the car. There we start across the narrow English Channel to r rzince, w Belgium, to Holland, to Germany, Cologne, Frankfort, Berlin, Elberfeld, Bohu; then off we go across the Alps and alight on the deep and beautiful valleys of Switzer- land and Geneva; then we go to Sweden, Russia, and back again to central Europe, to down-trodden Italy, Naples, Tuscany, and to the beautiful plains of Lom- bardy, and over the narrow sea to Africa, over seas and plains, until we reach the Cape of Good Hope, Abyssinia, Nubia; then to Asia, to great India, rich China, Thibet and Japan, to ennumerate what we have done, or rather failed to do in Japan and China. Before we return we visit the South Sea Islands, and follow Dr. Tucker in Australia; then we visit North and South America, the American British Colonies, and return home to Britain. Then commence the addresses.—The Hishop of Win- chester—a fine hale old gentleman of 75 years of age, looking well enough to see another quarter of a century. He has been connected with the society 50 years, and I find two or three in this county who can boast of the same. The Bishop said—" The longer I live the more attachment I feel to the Bible Society." Then Mr. Arthur, Secretary to the Wesleyan Bible Society, of vast experience in Italy and Indian history after years of residence in each. After him we have the Bishop of Ripon, and the stalwart, noble-looking Canon Stowell, of Manchester, who makes himself heard by all. Then comes Dr. Edwards, the Presbyterian, and the Baptist Spurgeou of world-wide notoriety, and the learned Dr. George Smith, and the noble quaker—Joshua Fostsr- who, though in his 83rd year, rises to bear testimony to the effects of the Bible." Churchmen, nay, everybody are proud to get their shoulders under this ark, and like good soldiers, fight their battles well. In returning last May, for the 28th time from the Annual Meeting, I could not help exclaiming Behold, how good and how ptOMMt it ia for brethren to dwell together in imity. Another characteristic of this society is success. U n¡,U is the forerunner of suems; discord is the first principle of Satan's action. 84 new branch societies were formed. Last year more public meetings were held. £ 10,000 more received last year than ever. 164 translations, increased to 167. All are indications of success. At first sight three new translations may appear insignificant to some. This is not so. Though a little good, it is a great good, in usefulness and in its result. Is it a little thing to strike the rock to obtain water in a wilderness. What follows -8 rock pouring crystal water for the first time. A new translation of the Bible is like the sun pouring forth its rays into a chaos. How many'years did it take to get a translation of the Bible to Welsh ? and was it not after ten vain attempts an English version was ob- tained. It took 16 years to translate the Bible to Chinese. (Here Mr. Phillips described a late visit of his to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, late missionaries at Cassia Hills, India, and their present work of translating the Bible to the dialect of those regions. He contended that it was no mean or easy task. That no man in Great Britain or Europe could do it, and very possibly not more than two or three in Cherapongee, as the dialect was until lately without any literature of any kind until Mr. Lewis had laboured for 20 years to accomplish this.) It. was a surprising fact that 11 Bibles had been sent out on an everage every minute from Jiarlst repository last year. France with its tyranny had been the receptacle of a great number of copies of the Scripture, but there were great obstacles against the free and easy distribu- tion of the sacred volume, for each had to be stamped by the Government, and no colpolteur was allowed to sell any copies in any department or parish until his certifi- cate had been endorsed by the priests, and these threw every obstacle they could in the way. He had last year stood upon a spot in Britanny where 6 Bibles had been burnt by order of the priest, and the colpolteur had in one instance witnessed the burning of one Bible by the hand of a priest, the colpolteur at the same time declar- ing that he would in the judgement day bear witness to the deed. Mexico had opened its doors to the circula- tion of the Bible, and the society was now in want of a representative on the western slopes of the Andes, for Chilli and Patagonia. The two Canadas were also glad recipients of the Word of God, as were the West Indies. These, as the rev. gentleman remarked, were but few illustrations and proofs of the success—and urged the audience to pray for still more success. He closed his able, lucid, and very interesting address by urging the town to greater liberality. Mr. E. P. Griffith, treasurer of the Auxiliary Bible Society at Holyhead, explained that the larger contribu- tions of the Bodedern district were apparent only and not real, as the Holyhead district embraced but two parishes, while the Bodedern and other districts includ- ed a great nunber of parishes. This explanation seemed to the meeting satisfactory. Having sung a hymn, the meeting closed by the Chairman repeating the benediction. This meeting was better attended than auy other of the kind for many years—the large chapel being well- nigh tilled-with a highly respectable audience.
FESTINIOG. PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. R. KILLIN. On Friday evening the 10th inst., a public meeting was held at the New Market Hall, Blaenau, to present the ltev. R. Killin, with a testimonial on his leaving the Incumbency of St. David's, which he had held for the last fourteen years, for the Vicarage of Clynog, Carnar- vonshire, to which he had lately been promoted by the Lord Bishop of Bangor. The testimonial consisted of an elegant tea and coffee service, and a handsome Bible, the latter being presented to him by the Blaenau A uxi- liary Branch of the Bible Society, to which he had acted as Secretary for the last five years. The following in- scription was engraven on the Coffee I'ot: This tea service is presented to the Rev. R. Killin by the Quarry Proprietors, and the inhabitants and others interested in the district of St. David's, Festiniog, as a token of their esteem for the faithful discharge of his duties during fourteen years of his Incumbency; and the Bible had the following words written upon it:—" This Bible is presented to the Rev. R. Killin, Incumbent of St. David's, Festiniog, by the Blaenau Auxiliary Branch of the Bible Society, on his leaving the neighbourhood, as a token of their appreciation of his labour, faithfulness, and success as the Secretary of the Society for a period of five years." On behalf of the Society, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, President. March, 1865. The total sum subscribed towards the testimonial was £ 74 4 104. and the number of subscribers 700 -a note- worthy fact, showing that the movement was not con- fined to a few leading men, but was a general thing, in which all-both rich and poor, Dissenters as well as Churchmen took part Mrs. Oakeley, Plas Tauybwlch, heading the subscription list with a donation of X10. The Hall was full long before the meeting com- menced. We noticed on the platform the following gentlemen :-Rev. D. Edwards, Rector, Rev. R. Killin, Geo. Casson, Esq., (Chairman), and John Casson, Esq., Blaenyddol, Samuel Holland, Esq., G. C. Chessell, Esq., Penmount, Drs. Williams and Jones, Rev. Lloyd Jones, Independent Minister, &c. Anthem by the Church Choir, 'I Ti Arglwydd.' The Chairman rose and said, he had been taken some- what by surprise to preside over the meeting, as he did not know, until he had come in, that he should be called upon to perform that duty. He therefore, felt himself rather ill-prepared. However, he would do his best under the circumstances. It gave him great pleasure to be there that evening to assist on the interesting occa- sion which had called them together. He believed Mr. Killin had discharged his duties as the Incumbent of St. David's in a most active and successful manner, and fully deserved the testimonial which was about to be presented to him. He believed the Church was in a very low state when he first came there but now a very different state of things existed. The congregation had greatly increased and the number of communicants was much greater than it had ever been. He had laboured hard in getting a good Sunday School established, and had paid great attention to the singing. The Church choir was a most efficient one. In the course of his ad- dress the respected Chairman spoke in flattering terms of the quarrymen of Festiniog, whom he believed to be in point of morals and general good behaviour, equal to any class of persons in the country. Those persons who bad lately disturbed the peace of the neighbourhood, he was glad to say, were not the real inhabitants of the neighbourhood, but strangers who had lately come to work at the quarries. As he had been a re- sident of upwards of 60 years in the place, he could speak with some confidence on the subject. He con- cluded by wishing Mr. aud Mrs. Killin every success and prosperity in their new field of labour. The Secretary, Mr. Daniel Williams, then read the Report of the Committee, and also delivered a short ad- dress. Rev. D. Edwards, Rector of the Parish, spoke at some length. He said, he had been mainly instrumental in getting Mr. Killin to St. David's. He recommended him to Mrs. Oakeley, and if he had done any act in his life which gave him more satisfaction than another, it was this. He then reviewed his character as a man, a Christian, and a Minister of the Gospel, in each of which capacities he had proved himself worthy of his high and 8acrell calling. He was eminently a man of prayer, and there was no doubt, he said, that much of his success as the Incumbent of St. David's, was to be attributed to this. He had always set his face against every vice and immorality, and had not shuned to declare unto those who had been committed to his charge all the counsel of God." He concluded by saying that, he believed, Providence had provided for them a very good man to be his successor. Mr. Daniel Hughes, one of the members of St. David's Church, next addressed the meeting in a brief but feel- ings speech. He said he had been a member of that Church for the last eight years, and felt himself under deep obligation to Mr. Killin, not only for the spiritual comfort he had derived from his ministration, but also for many a timely aid in times of sickness and distress. Mr. Evans, another member, followed in the same strain. Anthem by the Choir, Nid i ni," &e. The Presentation—Samuel Holland, Esq., Glan Wil- liam, presented the testimonial in a neat English ad- dress. He said, Mr. Killin richly deserved this token of respect at the hands of the inhabitants of the district. He believed he was a most active minister, always at his post lending a willing hand in support of every move- ment which he considered to be for the welfare of the locality. He, and a few other leading men had been foremost in their exertions to get the Hall in which they were then assembled, built, as well as the Reading Room attached to it. He believed him to have discharged the pastoral part of his office in the most praiseworthy man- ner. The poor would deeply feel his loss. It afforded him (Mr. Holland) great pleasure to present him with that testimonial on behalf of the subscribers, and he wished him every success and happiness in his new sphere of labour. Miss Williams, Rhiwbryfdir, then presented him with the Bible. Rev. D. Lloyd Jones. Independent Minister, then ad- dressed the meeting. He spoke of Mr. Killin chiefly in his connection with the Blaenau Auxiliary Bible Society, the flourishing condition of which he believed to be principally owing to the invaluable services rendered it by Mr. Killin as its Secretary. ltev. R. Killin replied—He said, he was too, over- powered by his emotions to say much in reply, hit he felt he could not remain silent on such an occasion as that. He appreciated the testimonial, not so much for its intrinsic worth as for the feelings of kindness and esteem which had prompted it. He felt that rwxe, bAd BCQU said than he deserved and he heartily wished to be all what was said of him. He had always endeavoured to do his duty. It was a source of great satisfaction for him to find that so many had come forward to give him a testimonial. He felt particularly proud of the mites the poor had contributed towards it. It was, moreover, a highly gratifying fact for him to learn that his Diasent- ing brother had shown so warm an interest in the movement. He had always endeavoured to show a con- ciliating spirit towards them, and had been always glad to join them in promoting any cause, when he could do so without comprising his principles as a Churchman. He admitted he had his faults, for who were without them, and perhaps had made some enemies in the course of his stay among them. He had on some occasions stood up to advocate measures which were opposed by a large number of the inhabitants, but it was a strong sense of duty that impelled him to do so, and if any re- garded him with unkindfeelingshe.beggedthemto forgive him. For himself he forgave all from the bottom of his heart. He felt if he had had a cause to complain in some instances, he had received more than he deserved in others, so that in the main, he had been fairly dealt with. He concluded by thanking all for the kindness and sympathy he received at their hands during the time he had been among them, and that nothing could ever efface the pleasant recollections of Blaenau Festiniog from his memory. The poets present then recited the productions tney had prepared for the occasion. Mr. John Rowland, Trawsfynydd, delivered a very animated address, interspersed with poetical effusions. He said lIlr. Killin had greatly won the hearts of the Church people of Trawsfynydd by his occasional visits there, and he believed he (Mr. Killin) had a fond attach- ment for them. They were very sorry when the news that he was leaving St. David's came there. The speaker eoncluded with the well-known words of Dewi Wynn to Eben Fardd:— Uwch uwch ei rwysg, uchach yr 61 Dringed i gadair angel! The meeting terminated with an Anthem from the choir, Gwyn ei fyd a ystyria wrth y Tlawd," and the passing of votes of thanks to the Chairman, collectors, Mr. Holland, Mr. Greaves and the choir.
I PORTMADOC. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The monthly parade drill of the No. 4 (Portmaduc) Carnarvonshire Volunteers, took place in the Town Hall, in the Port, on Saturday even- ing last. The attendanoe was fair; but not so good as it ought to have been, or as Capt. Mathew, and the Adjutant, Capt. Peel, had a right to expect. After the drill was concluded, Capt. Mathew announced that he had received a small donation, which had been kindly sent by Sir John Kingston Jones, Bart., Dublin, who directed it to be given by him to the best ten shots, for the most regular attendance, or in any other way which he, as their Captain, might think proper. This news was received with loud cheers. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday, March 10—Before J. Jones (Ynysgain) and O. Griffith, Esqrs. Riding without lleins.—Tlios. Griffith and John Jones, servants to Mr. Thomas Hughes, Derfen fawr, were charged by P.C. Wm. Owen with riding in a cart with- out reins, on the 25th of February last, along the road leading from Criccieth to Hhoslan. John Jones was likewise charged by the same officer with refusing to give up his master's name, there being no name upon the cart. Both parties were convicted, and fined 8d. and 9s. 6d. costs each for the first offence. John Jones was also fined 2s. 6d. and 9s. 6d. costs for the second of. fence. Mr. Thomas Hughes, the master of the above defen- dants, was summoned by P.C. Wm. Owen with using his cart without its having any name thereon. He was likewise charged by the same officer with having his name illegibly written on another cart. Convicted of both offences, but was let off on paying the costs in both cases, namely 15s. A ssault by a Woman on a Man.—A puling-looking man, named Robert Jones, charged a. strong, strapping woman, who lives in the neighbourhood of Brynkir, with "assaulting and beating" him on the 25th of February last. Complainant said—Last Saturday week the defend- ant's children were beating one of mine. I went out and rebuked them, and said they must not beat any children of mine. The defendant then came out ef her house and struck me twice on the arm with her fist. She also struck me with a rod. I was standing near a gate by her house, going to work, when she assaulted me. I did not threaten defendant's child, nor did I strike him. I did not threaten to crack his head with a spade. She struck me without my saying a word to her. Margaret Jones, a neighbour, said she saw the assault complained of. The defendant was going out with a spade upon his shoulder. He did not threaten the de- fendant's child he only said he should look after him. Did not see the complainant do anything at all to defen- dant. The defendant, not being enabled to rebut this evi- dence by counter witnesses, was fined sixpence, and 19s. 6d. costs. The money was paid. POLICD COURT, Monday, March 13-Before J. Jones and O. Griiffth, Esqrs. A "Fiery" Thmat.-A navyie named Robert Price was brought up in custody, charged by P.S. Roberts with being drunk in the Port on Saturday night. Complainant deposed that the defendant, who was drunk, came up to him on the street and said he was a stranger, and was in want of lodgings, adding that if he did not procure him some he would set some place on fire! He was then locked up. Fined with 7s. 6d. costs in default, 7 days' im. prisonment. Afo?-e Drunkennem--Another navvie, named Henry Morris, was likewise in custody, charged by Inspector Davies with being drunk and disorderly early on Sunday morning last. Inspector Davies deposed to the defendant coming to .the Station-house at about half-past 1 o'clock on Sunday morning last to enquire after his mate," who had been caged" sometime before. As his mate was not forth. .coming at his call, he became very disorderly, so that he ,had to be lodged" gratis. Convicted, and fined 5s. and 7s. 6d. costs, or, in de- fault, 7 days' imprisonment. A fortnight allowed to pay money in. .Begging.-A tramp, named John M'Donald, was .charged by P.C. Hughes with begging in Portmadoc. The defendant, in his defence, said he was looking for employment, and he only begged of his fellow-workmen until he could get work, as was the custom in the coun- try where he came from. Case dismissed, upon the condition that the defendant leave the neighbourhood in case he could not obtain em- ployment. Drunk, and Assaulting the Police.-Another navvie, named Richard Lewis, was charged by P. C. Wm. Owen with being drunk, and also with assaulting him whilst in the execution of his duty. It appeared that the police officer was called in to the Prince of Wales, Criccieth, on Saturday night last, to clear out some disorderly peo- ple, when the defendant interposed, took hold of him, and struck him. Fined 7s. 6d. and'12s. 6d. costs in default, 14 days' imprisonment.
BARMOUTH. MONTHLY PETTY SESSIONS, March 10—Before John Edward Parry, Esq., and the Rev. John Jones.—No bu- siness occupied their Worships' time at these sessions, but on the 27 th ult., one William Barker was committed to take his trial at the next assizes for stealing a coat, the property of Captain Williams, of the Halfway House, Llanaber.
BREAKFAST BEVERAGE,-Homoeopathic Practitioners, and the Medical Profession generally, recommend cocoa as being the most healthful of all beverages. When the doctrine of homoeopathy was first introduced into this country, there were to be obtained no preparations of cocoa either attractive to the taste or acceptable to the stomach the nut was either supplied in the crude state, or so unskilfully manufactured as to obtain little notice. J. Epps, of London, homoeopathic chemist, was induced in the year 1839 to turn his attention to this subject, and at length succeeded, with the assistance of elaborate ma- chinery, in being the first to produce an article pure in its composition, and so refined by the perfect trituration it receives in the process it passes through, as to be most acceptable to the delicate stomach. For general use, Epps's cocoa is distinguished as an invigorating, grateful breakfas t beverage, with a delicious aroma. Dr. Hassail in his work Food and its Adulterations," says Cocoa contains a great variety of important nutritious principles every ingredient necessary to the growth and sustenance of the body." Again," As a nutritive, cocoa stands very much higher than either coffee or tea." Directions -Two teaspoonfuls of the powder in a break- fast cup, filled up with boiling water or milk. Secured in tin-lined i-lb., I-lb., and 1-tb. labelled packets, and sold at Is. 6d. per lb., by grocers, confectioners, and chemists. SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF GENERAL DEBILITY BY DR. DE JONGH'S LIGHT-BROWN COD LIVER OIL.—One of the greatest difficulties often experienced is to restore the prostrate strengh and reanimate the wasted physical energies of patients who have become enfeebled and at- tenuated by long sickness. In such cases of debility, Dr. De Jongh'o Oil, possessing peculiar and powerful nutri- ent and restorative properties which do not exist in other varities of Cod Liver Oil, has been administered with the most strikingly beneficial results. Its opera- tion is best described in the language of the celebrated Physician, Dr. Taufflieb -I' The most constant and perceptible result produced by this precious agent is to re-establish nutrition where it is languid or vitiated; and under its salutary influence, the natural appetite is re- vived, digestion facilitated, and the sickly complexion of the skin and the meagre emaciation of the body are re- moved, and replaoed by a freshness of colour and plump- ness of appearance that announce the return to a normal state of health." Dr. de Jongh's Light Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half-pints, 2s. lid.; pintos, 4s. 9d.; quarts, 9s.; by his sole consignees, Ansar, Harford, and Co., 77, Strand, London; and by Tespectable chemists.