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BANGOR. SATURDAY. MARCS 18,…

BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS.—MARCH…

BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION

ABERYSTWITH.

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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.

FESTINIOG.I

I PORTMADOC.

BARMOUTH. ____I

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