AlMrvMARY OF THE OPENING OF CHRIST CHURCH, CARNARVON. GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Yesterday (Friday), the anniversary of the opening of Christ Church. Carnarvon, was celebrated by a Grand Musical Festival in the church, which proved a great suc- cess. Service commenced at 11 a. m, and the church was well filled by a very aristocratic congregation. The service was intoned by the Rev. D. Thomas, Dwvgyfylchi, the responses being those of the Bangor Choral Associa- tion, sung at the festival held in the Cathedral last butanin. The lessons were read by the Rev. J. C. Vincent. The first lesson was taken from 6 Chron. vii., the second from Ephesians Jackson's Morning Service in F was selected. The Te Deum and Jubilate were sung with tine effect, more es- peciallv the I e Deum, in which we could not help re- buking the great precision attained to by the choir. The anthem was Dr. Clarke Whitfield's "Beliold how cood and joyful," the bass solo being suug by Mr. Cuzner in a masterly style. The duett for trebles was taken by members of the choir. The Rev. J. K Roberts, incumbent of St. Mark's, Wrexhani, preached from Mark xxiv. 5—" How goodly are thy tents O! Jacob, and thy Tabernacles O! Israel. He brieflv noticed the Prophet Baalim and the circum- stances under which he uttered the words of the text. He adverted to the construction and institution of the Tabernacle and God's peculiar favour to the Jews, to whom he had revealed Himself and His will; and dwelt upon the advantages the Jews derived from his favour. After shewing that work always revealed the character of the worker, lie contrasted the work of God, all per. fect, to the works of man, the best of which were full of imperfection. Yet man by his work might glorify God. The Church in which they were assembled was a wit- ness thereof. But results should follow the building of a Church. He would ask his hearers, how many souls had been added to Christ since this Church had been opened a year ago ? How many by attending its ser- vices had been turned from the error of their ways ? He Contrasted the privileges of worshippers in a Christian temple to those of the Tabernacle of old, and shewed that Christians, not less than Jews, might well exclaim, «' 0 how amiable are Thy dwellings, 0 Lord of Hosts." Man without the Gospel, he said,* was alienated from God, and disunited from his fellow creatures. Bui by its means he was reconciled to God, and restored to fellowship with man. He closed his discourse with an earnest appeal to his hearers to contribute towards liqui- dating the debt which still remained on the buildiug after which a collection was made, which amounted to X30 13s. fid. After the collection was over, some of the gems of the "Messiah" were performed. Miss Armstrong gave with great sweetness and pathos, I know that my Redeem -t liveth." She possesses a leally beautiful voice, of uiucli power and considerable compass. A young lady member of the Choir rendered He recitative, Behold a Virgin, very nicely; after which the Choir sang the chorus, 0 Thou that tellest." Mr. Cuzuer then gave the fine re- citative, "Thus saith the Lord," and tho air, But who may abide," in capital style. Mr. Cuzner has a splendid voice, with great ease of execution, and sings Handel's bias solus with all the fire and spirit which they require to be effective. Then came the charming, often heard, but ever new I- Comfort ve my People," and Every Val. ler," which were beautifully rendered by Mr. Topham, of Dublin. lie has a fine pure tenor voice, with con- siderable powei and compass. Then followed the cho- rus And the Glory of the Lord," which, although ef- fectively suug. we thought rather lacked the precision which characterised the other pieces performed by the choir. Nlr. Hayden accompanied throughout with great taste and judgment. Mr. Roberts, of the Training College, conducted th? choir, and we learn that it is to the latter gentleman's exertions, tint the ,,reat precision acquired by the choir is mainly due. Among tit:' choir we noticed. Nlr Roberts, Basso of the Bangor Cathedral Choir, Mr. Wiliams, Alto, ditto, and F08 Brad wen," of the it. Asaph Cathedral. A concert was held in the Assembly Room of the Sportsman Hotel, in the evening, at which the artiste, engaged at the Festival, performed. As it was not over when we went to press, we shall report it at length next week.
BANGOR PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Tuesday last, before Major Williams and the Rev. T. X. Williams. Drunkenness.—Edward Jones, carman from Bethesda, was charged by Superintendent Jones with being drunk in the streets oil the evening of the 13th ultimo, whilst in charge of a horse and car. Edward had nothing to say in his defence, and was fined 5s. and costs, as a caution. James Jones, Himel, a "thirsty soul," was also ohareed. by PC George Walters, with. a similar offence, committed in the city of Bangor. Mr. J n was too shamefaced to put in an "appearance" himself, but sent Mrs. Jones to represent him, who pleaded extreme poverty as a "defence." Fined Is. and costs. Another "wet" party—an old offender-named Rob Davies, Bryn Llwvd, Bethesda, was charged, by Serg. Owen Jones, with being drunk, and also with refusing to quit a public house when ordered to do so. Fined 5s. and costs. Assaulting a Police-oiffcer.—The same party, Robert Davies, was likewise charged, by P.C. 29 John Davies, with assaulting him on the same night, on the road near to Pout-y-twi, Bethesda, whilst iu the execution of his duty. The constable stated that he struck him with his fist in the face, he having a stone in his hand at the time. He was also inciting other parties to assault the police- officer. The defendant did not appear, and was fined £ 5, or, in default, 2 months' imprisonment. Wasting Water.—Thomas Maguire, John Jones, and Mary Williams, who all live in Upper Bangor, were summoned, by Mr. D. White, the manager of the Gas and Water Works, with wasting water, the property of the company, and unnecessarily so. All defendants denied having wilfully committed the offence, Iiiit fit,, charge was clearly proved by a young man, named Williams. Let off on paying the costs, 4s. Gd., and with a caution not to so offend again. The Major left the bench during the hearing of this case, as he is one of the directors of the Water Werks Company. Beer Art.-Ltile Williams, who keeps the Menai Bridge beerhouse, Bethesda, was summoued, by P.C. John Davies, for keeping open his house for the sale of beer during prohibited hours. The police-ofifcer proved that after eleven o'clock at Diht there were seven men in the house, drinking, each of whom had a glass of ale before him, quite "comfortably" like. The defendant pleaded that the great lecturer on "America" —one Jones, who has been to North America, where he edited a Welsh newspaper, and who employs iii, time in spouting something very much like treason to quarrymen and others—was staying at his house, and the parties who were then in the house were there to have a friendly chat with the leeturer. This being hi-; lirst offence, and as there was a little excuse, he was only mulct in the costs, 5s. Gd., but was cautioned not to oflend in the same way again, as he would not be so leniently dealt with. CiiluwfuHif talcing Sulmon.—John Jones, Bangor, alias Jack t)n Tumbler, was charged, b' Mr. W. S. White. head gamekeeper at Penrhyn Castle, with taking and killing an unseasonable salmon iu the river Ogwen. The offene" was proved by one of the watchers, named John Owen, who saw the defendant in the act of taking the lish with a rid and line; its "unreasonable- ness" being proved by Robert Buckland and Mr. Tho- mas, Port Penrhyn.—Fined 5s. and costs, or 14 days in gaol—committed, as Jack had no ready cash. Highway offence.—William Pemberton, Bangor, was charged with leaving his horse on the road by itself, so as to form an obstruction on the highway. The charge was proved by P.C. Goronwy Owen, and the defendant pleaded that the horse had strayed out of his field without his knowledge. The case was dis- missed. Threatening.—Richard Hughes, Glanadda, was bound over, in his own recognisances, in the sum of t5 to keep the peace for six months, as ag.iinst Anne Patterson, a neighbour of his, and whom, it seemed, he had been threatening with corporeal punishment. Ass(iotit.-fienry Mahoney was summoned for com- mitting an assault upon a little girl named Winefred Sheeran, in Bangor. The little girl said he squoze her hand until the blood almost burst out. This was corroborated by Mr. Nixon and Mr. Lloyd, Bank, who happened to witness the occurrence.—Order- ed to pay the costs, 4s. Gd.
ANGLESEY CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPAKY. The ordinary half-yearly meeting of this company Was advertised to be held at the Contractor's office, at two o'clock p.m. on Thursday last, but for want of » s?eifnt number of proprietors, the mectiug bad to?l L adjourned. ^W e subjoin copies of the Duectora' and Entineer'a ? Report REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS. our Directors have pleasure iu announcing that the first section of y„m line from Uaerweu to Llangefni has been Surveyed and passed by the Government los^eecjr jort under an m ,-iueiil provisionally opened for both woods and rasseoger Tralfic, by Mr. Dickson. The works on the second Section, between Llangefni and Llanerchymedd are iu active progress. The third Section of the line, viz. that portion between Llan- erohymedd and Amlwch, will admit of easy construc- tion, and before the end of the spring, your Directors anticipate that the Contractors will be in full work on this Section also. With few exceptions, Agreements have been entered into for the purchase of the whole of the land necessary for the Railway and works. ENGINEER'S REPORT. I have much pleasure in reporting that the Works have made satisfactory progress since the date of my last Keport. The first Section of four miles to Llau- gefni, has been Inspected, and opened for both Pas- sengers and Goods Traffic. The Works between Llan- gefni and Llanerehymedd have made great progress, and I have no doubt, with the present number of men engaged, that the Line will be ready for opening to Llanerehymedd by the end of the iiutnmer.-Signed, ROBERT ALGEO. From the Statement of Accounts it appears that up to the 31stof De.enl)erl.tst, X62,747 19s. lid. had been received on account of shares, deposits, calls, &c. The total payment for Works, law charges, &c.,tottie same date, was £ 61,428 12s. 4d., and there was a balance at the Bankers of £1319 7s. 7d.
I LLkNFltCHVi)IEDD. I THE RAILWAY.—We are glad to inform our readers, that the works in connection with the Anglesey Central Railway, in the neighbourhood of this town, are being prosecuted with vigour. A plentiful supply of excellent, building stone for the erection of the proposed railway bridges, is obtained from the great cutting at Bryagwial- ciau. As several new hands are to be immediately take-i on the works, there appears every probability of the shrill whistle of the iron horse being heard here before the end of the summer, which time is anxiously looked forward to by the inhabitants.
I LLANFAIRFECHAN. I MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening last, a concert was given at the National Schoolroom by the Llanfairfeehau Welsh Church Choir, under tho superin- I tendence of their leader, Mr. William Williams, Tyrhed- yn, for the benefit of Hugh Davies, Glanafon, who, hav- ing met with an accident, has been now for some months unable to work. Miss Griffith, Hcnfaes, presided at the pianoforte. The programme was well selected. Taking into consideration the disadvantages the Choir laboured under, they did their part very creditably. Several songs were sung by Messrs. Roberts, Hughes, Griffiths, and Williams. Roberts and Hughes excited much laughter among the audience with their comic songs and witty pennillion. Mr. David Griffith has a very good bass voice. As for Mr. Johu Williams, he performed his part excellently. Th room was crammed full with a respec- table audience, the whole neighbourhood giving proof that they considered it a sacred duty to assist in this charitable work. h is very gratifying to learn that the proceeds amounted to nearly £14.
RUTHIN. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The following were present at the Board of Guardians on Monday last :James Maurice, Esq., chairmau; Joseph Peers, Esq., vice- chairman; Messrs. J. J. Bancroft, J. IV. Lloyd, Henry Grantham, Robert Parry, Hugh Hughes, Kevds. John Griffith, David Roberts, E. J. Oweu, R. J. Owen, and Captain Wynne Price. Coi-i-espondeizee.-Tliesubjoined letter was forwarded to the Board from the Poor Law Board "Wrexham Union, March 14th, 1865. My Lord aiJd Gentlemen,—-John Moult, with a wife and one child, have lately come into the township of Tryddyn, in this Union, and become chargeable. At the hearing of the application, the Guardians ascertained that this family had been living iu the parish of Llan- ferras, in the Huthin Union, and that the relieving of- ficer of that place relieved them, and then told them they must go to Tryddyn, in this Union, the man's sup- posed place of settlement. The Guardians of this Union desire to complain of this irregularity on the part of the relieving officer of Llanferras. I am, yours, &c., "JOHN BURT, Clerk. The Poor Law Board." The Poor Law Board requested that the observations of the Guardians on the subject, and an explanation of the conduct of the relieving officer, be sent to them. The relieving officer was called before the Board, and he stated that he did not tell the man to go to his own settlement. Relief was discontinued because his wife had said they did not want weekly relief, but a little help to purchase a donkey-cart. Rev. John Griffith said a subscription had been made to enable Moult to buy the cart, and it was thought be was abl.> to support himself. Mr. Peers thought the officer had acted rightly and this also seemed to be the general opinion of the Board. The officer was directed to put in writing what he had said iu reference to the case, to be sent to the Poor Law Board. Finance,-Out-relief during past fortnight, X199 2s. 6d. Balance against treasurei-, X925 lis. 3d. THE CORPORATION AND LOCAL BOARD.-Audit of Ac' coitnt,i.-On Monday last the auditors—Mr. Challorf and Mr. Robert Williams—proceeded to the audit of these accounts, at the Tre tsurer's office, in Ruthin. The ac- counts of the Local Board were passed but an item in the Corporation accounts was found to be incorrect, and the auditors appended the following note to their report: -iioroityh of Ruthin.—The foregoing accounts for the half-year ending 1st of March, 1865, were laid before the auditors by the treasurer, on the 27th day of March, 18G5, for the purpose of being examined and audited. The auditors draw attention to the first payment on the 10th of October last, of XIOO, being cash advanced to the Town Clerk, as alleged, to take the necessary steps for obtaining an A ct of Parliament. The Treasurer pro- duced the order of the Mayor and two members of the Council, countersigued by the Town Clerk, for the pay- ment of the money, as well as the Town Clerk's receipt foi. the, sttvie. But no account was produced shewing to what particular expenses the money was applied. It does not appear, either, that the Corporation, acting as such, had taken any steps towards obtaining an Act of Parliament, nor that they had any power to apply the Corporate funds to any such purpose. The Treasurer does not seem to have had the whole money in hand when the payment was made, and the sums of 15s. 7'1. and 10s for interest and commission, have arisen in the advance made by him. And it also appeared that the Corporation were and are still indebted in the sum of of £ G00 ou mortgage of the whole of their estate. The auditors finding that the said payments of CIOO, 15s. 7d., and 10s., to be incorrect, have refused to pass the same, or to sign these accounts." PENDUEF CIUPEL,-An interesting meeting was held in this chapel, on Tuesday evening last, to celebrate the opening of the Haimonium,"—a very handsome instrument, we believe, of the vallie of £50, recently purchased by subscription, to assist in the praises of re- ligion in the place. The audience was very numerous. The oriinont Welsh musician, Rev. E. Stephen, of Tan- ymariau, near Bangor, was specially engaged for the oc- casion. The meeting was conducted as fullows ;-1. Solo on the harmonium, by Mr. F. Owen, organist, Rhosllanerchrugog. 2. Chorus—" Cyfod, FerchSeiou," by the Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. B. M. Wil- liams. 3. Recitatioli-" Alexander and the Robber," by Masters Henry Gilbert and Robert Roberts, pupils of Mr. J. D. Jones, A R C.P. 4. Duett—" O na chawn fanv yn yr Haf," by Messrs. Enoch Williams and Simon Bryau, 5. Glee-" Morio wyf yn mlaeti o hyd," by the Choir. 6. Solo on the harmonium, by Mr. F. Owen. 7. Song by the Rev. E. Stephen. 8. Chant (Gregorian), IV exxii. fl. An address on Chanting, by Mr. Stephen. The rev. gentleman dwelt upon the desirability of musi- cal instruments in places of worship, and warmly advo- cated chanting as the most simple and easy mode for a congregation to sing worthy of the sanctuary. Two ef- fective illustrations of his views were given by the Choir, by singing a chant in the Minor (Rev. E. Stephen) on l's. lxxvii., and another chant (Gregorian) on Matt. v. 2 -12. 10. Song—" 0 tyred yn ol," (Mr. J. D. Jones), by Mrs. Hughes (encored). 11. Solo on the harmonium, by Mr. F. Oweu. 12. Song by the Rsv. E. Stephen. 13. Chorus—" Glorious things are spektu of Thee,"(Mi. J. D. Jones), by the Choir. 14. Chant—Ps. cxlviii. (Dr. Boyce), by the Choir. A vote of thanks was accorded to the Rev. E. Stephen, Mr. B. M. Williams and the Choir, Mr J. Davies, Mr. F. Owen, Mr. J. D. Jones, and to the parties who had kindly collected the subscriptions for the harmonium. The meeting then terminated/
ST. ASAPH. It is currently reported that the Rev. William Hicks Owen, M.A., Rural Dean, Senion Vicar of St. Asaph, will be proposed at the next election as Proctor for the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Ss. Asaph. CLERICAL PROMOTIONS.—liev. Thomju? Zephaniah Da- vies, to V\ hitford Vicarage; Rev. TLoiuaa James, to Rlios Curacy; Rev. W. Hancock Lewis, to the Perpetual Curacy of Bodelwyddan llev. Thomas Williams, to Northop Vicarage; Rev. Richard Davies, to St. jameg" Lbwr y Bcttw? Rev. John Samuel Jones, to Perpetual Curacy of Llanuwchllyu. We understand that it is the intention of a considera- b!e poiiiou of the Clergy of the Diocese to nominate the Rev. W. Walsham How, Rector of Whittington and Rural D'JII nd Hon. Canon of St. Asapli, u Proctor for the Clergy of the Diocese, in the room of the Rev. R, W, Eyton, Yiuir of Northop, deceased.
BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. LONDON CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. Quiet trade, without any alteration since Monday. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. Market not so good. as Tuesday, but not quotabty lower. WAKEFIELD CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. Millers refuse pay advance.
PWLLHELI. A Vestry Meeting was held m the Town Hall on Sa- turday, the 25th ult. at which new officers were appoint- ed for the current year. It appeared that the arrears ,Tere most insignificant in comparison with previous years. This and other facts were sufficiently indicative of the very efficient manner in which the litte officers had discharged their various duties, and the Mayor compli- mented them accordingly.
MOLD. I FREAK OF NATURE.—A Welsh ewo, belonging to Mr. Jones, Tyddynucha, near this town, presented its owner ou Tuesday, with a lamb, which forms a curious instance of the forms which animated nature sometimes assume. It had two bodies from the shoulders downwards, three ears, and eight legs. When yeaned it was alive, butdied in a short time after.
IT IS A PITY, but no less a fact, that nine-tenths of the population of the United Kingdom are blind to t,), importance of whol snne food -at leftst that number (z i bread, "the very statf of life," adulerated with alwn, b wise and make your bread at homd. If you cannot depend on the purity of German Yeast for raising it at home. you can always rely on BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER, its wholesomeness being guaranteed by some of the most eminent medical men of the day. It is sold everywhere in penny packets and upwards.
CAPTAIN SKINXER'S MONUMENT. To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir, -lany of the friends of the late respected Capt. Skinner live far from Holyhead. Few of them, it is to be presumed, know that the monument which was erected to his memory, is now daily shaken by the blasting away of portions of the rock on which it stands. I do not know who it i3 that sells that rock to the contractors who are now busy improving the pre- mises of the London add North Western Company with it; but as one who has reason to respect the me- mory of Captain Skinner, I wish to c-til attention to the danger .which appears to threaten the memorial of his friends' affectionate remembrance. Sir, your obedient servant, X. Holyhead, March 29, 1866, x.
ffmirmai 4,itrlia lite lit. HOUSE OF LORDS-FRIDAY. The Duke of MARLBOROUGH brought in a bill, which was read a first time, to enable incumbents of parishes to exchange property for any tithes to which they might be entitled. The Felony and Misdemeanour Evidence and Practice Bill, and Consolidated Fund (175,650) Bill, the Elections Petitions Act (1848) Amendment Bill, and the Dublin International Exhibition (1805) Bill, were read a third time and passed. HOUSE OF COMMOXS—FRIDAY. The Lancashire County Prison Board Bill was rejec- ted, on the motion for the second reading, by 95 votes against 39. In reply to Mr. A. Mil's, Lord PALMERSTON said that, if possible, the Easter recess would commence on the Friday before Good Friday. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The Royal assent was given by commission to several bills. On the motion of the Marquis of WESTMEATH it was agreed to lay upon the table copies of certain papers res. pecting the conviction of several Irishmen for au assault upon a girl who had become a convert to Protestantism. The Colonial Naval Defence Bill was read a second time. The Private Bill Costs Bill passed through com- mittee. The Affirmations (Scotland) Bill and the Perth Provisional Confirmation Bill was read a third time and passed. Certain amendments in the Bankruptcy (Ireland) Bill, which had been proposed by the select committee, were agreed to. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. It was stated that the subject for issuing letters pa- tent for the erection of episcopal sees in the colonies was under consideration. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL explained that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council had determined that these letters constituted no legal connexion between the church in the colonies and the United Church of Eng- land and Ireland. Mr. VILLIERS moved the second reading of the Union Chargeability Bill, and pointed out how it would correct some of the evils and hardships of the present parochial system. Sir R. KNIOIITLEY moved an amendment that, with the imperfect information possessed, it would be inexpe- dient to legislate on the subject of union rating during the present session. The amendment was seconded by Mr. B. STANHOPE, who thought the bill would greatly increase the pauper- ism of the country. Sir E. DERIKG opposed the measure, and suggested, that its discussion should be postponed till after Easter. The debate was continued by Sir W. Joliffe, Mr. Hodg- kinson, and Mr. G. P. Beutiuck. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. The Bankruptcy and Insolvency (Ireland) Bill was read a third time and passed. The Colonial Naval De- fences Bill passed through committee. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. Alittle "scene" was caused by Mr. B. Cochrane making a "pcrsonal explanation." The other night the honour- able gentleman stated that English officers in the pay of the Government of the Ionian Islands would, in the event of the cession of those islands, be entitled to their pensions, and would not be debarred from employment by the British Government. This statement having been impugned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he (Mr. Cochrane) now read a despatch from Sir P. Colqu- houn which confirmed his remark. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCAHQUER said that Mr. Cochrane had misunderstood him, as he had not called the honourable gentleman's veracity in question. Mr. ROEBUCK attempted to interfere in the explana- tion," but was checked by the Speaker, and the subject dropped. A motion by Mr. GRIFFITH for a select committee to enquire into the practise of appointing a peer to the office of Postmaster-General was withdrawn, after a short speech by Mr. F. PEEL in defence of the existing system. Mr. DILLWYN moved That in the opinion of this house the present position of the Irish Church Establish- ment is unsatisfactory, and calls for the early attention of her Majesty's Government." The resolution was seconded by The O'Donoghue, and opposed by Sir G. GREY, who said that the Government were not prepared to take upon itself the responsibility of abolishing the Irish Church. As an abstract question, the right honourable baronet admitted that a State Church which represented only a minority of tha popu- lation was indefensible; but he contended that in the case under discussion no practical evil existed which could call for redress at the cost of a great shock to all the laws and institutions of the country. Mr. HARDY also opposed the resolution. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER while believing that the evils attached to the Irish Church did not re- quire the peremptory interference of the Government, confessed that there were abuses which the Church it- self would do well to remedy. On the motion of Mr. GOSCHEN, the debate was ad journed. HOUSE OF COMMONS—WEDNESDAY. The two bills introduced by Sir F. Kelly and Sir J. Shelley, ao regulate the qualifications of chemists and druggists were read a second time, and referred to a. select committee. The Mutiny Bill was read a third time and passed. HOUSE OF LORDS—THURSDAY. A Bill introduced by Lord KINNAIRD to amend the- Act of 1860 for theregulation of mines was read a first time. The particular object of this measure is to bring metalliferous mines under the operation of the Act. The Colonial Naval Defences Bill was read a third time and passed. HOUSE OF COMMONS—THURSDAY. Mr. R LONG gave notice that, on an early day after the Easter recess, he should move for the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the condition of the labouring classes in Ireland. The Courts of Justice CODentration (Site) Bill passed through committee.
NORTH WALES SPRING ASSIZES- FLINTSHIRE. Mr. Justice Byles arrived in Mold on the afternoon of Wednesday last, having alighted at Flint, from whence he rode to the assize town. He was shortly afterwards met by the HighSheriff, BryanCeorge Davies Cooke, Esq., Gwysaney, and a very imposing array of javelin men, who escorted him to St. Mary's Church, where the As- size sermon was preached by the Sheriff's chaplain, the Rev. Mr. Cooke (brother to the High Sheriff), from Psalm 39, 15, The Court sat on Thursday morning, at ten o'clock, wheu the following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Hon. Roger Mostyn, Foreman Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart, Talacre Sir John Huniner, Bart.. M.P. John S fiankes, Esci, Laughton C B T Roper Esq, Plasteg T G Dixon, Esq. Nant W P Godsall. Iscoyd Park Thos Hughes, Esq, Ystrad J C Jones, Esq, Rhyddyn W Keats, Esq, Holywell LI F Lloyd. Esq. Nannerch J H Lee, Esq Redbrook E Peel, Esq, Brynypys F Phillips, Esq, Rhual P P Pennant, Esq, Brynbella C J T Roper, Esq, Iseoyd 0 M C Reade, lisq, Wern H Sanky, Esq, Holywell Jos. Warters, Esq. Bangor R. Wills, Esq. Plas Berllan T H Wynne, Esq, Nerquis Alexander Cape, Esq, Saithaelwyd G Potts Roskell, Esq. His LORDSHIP, iu his address to the Grand Jury, said that not having before the honor of presiding in that place, he was unable to express any opinion about the calendar, except that it seemed to him to be too nume- rous for a small county like theirs. There were, how- ever, very few cases upon which they required any as- sistance from him. There was one in which Wm. Craig, Henry Taylor, and Wm. Wright Craig, were charged with the manslaughter of eight men, at a colliery in Leeswood. This (his lordship remarked) was ,t very se- rious matter for their deliberation it involved on tlis one handserioHB consequences to the defendants, and on the other, the lives of the humbler members of the community. In this, as well as in other cases, he hoped there would be no respect of persons, and that they would come to a decision in this matter, just as if th? parties concerned were their equals in society. The facts adduced before the Coroner were to this effect, The defendants were owners of the Blue Pit Colliery, near to that town. At the time of the accident, 13 or 20 men were at work at that place. The work appeared to be adjacent to an old abandoned colliery, which was at the time full of water. Between the two collieries there was a partition, which, on'the loth, was demolish- ed, and the water broke through, and resulted in the death of the persons upon whose bodies the inquest was held. The manager of this mine, was a man of th3 name of Ishmael Jones, who had complete control under ground. The defendants were in the habit of visiting, the mine about once a month, and one of them once or oftener in the week. That individual was said to have ordered a drift to be made, contrary to the opinion and order of the manager. The consequence was that wa- ter flooded the pit, and the accident from which this charge arose, occurred. It was also alleged, that the manager bored 20 feet underground to search for the wa- ter. There certainly were boring tools in the mine; and they were used; but the boring was done in a wrong direction. Having given them the outlines of the case, he wished to draw their attention to points of law as applicable to the same. There was a marked dis- tinction between liability for negligence in civil and criminal cases. A man was civilly responsible for any negligence; but any negligence would not make a per- son liable to a charge for misdemeanour or felony. There were degrees of negligence which were acknow- ledged and defined in law; but to render a man liable fjr an action at criminal law, it was necessary to prove that he was guilty of gross or culpable neglect. His lordship further explained this distinction by an allusion to a mother nursing her child, who might let it fall without being guilty of gross neglect; but if she left the child alone in a room exposed to fire, or within reach of boiling water, and the child's death was occasioned there- by, the mother would be culpably negligent, aud crimi- nally responsible. They were also to inquire how far the defendants were personally liable for the neglect of their servants, the legal bearings of which his lordship fully explained, and concluded by saying, that if they found any difficulty, he should be very happy to rea- der them any assistance in his power. STEALING CLOTHES. n I I Wm Jones, aged 2 1, a groom, pleaded guilty to naving stolen a large quantity of clothes, and a £5 note, the pro- perty of Robert Phillips, at Overton, on the 31st Dec., 1864. A previous conviction was proved against the prisoner, who was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour. BRANDY DRINKING. I Elizabeth Parry, aged 24, was charged with obtaining from one Martha Ann Deakins, one pint of brandy, th3 property of Francis Henry Deakins, by false pretence?, at Rhyl, on the 23th February last, The prisoner, who was said to be addicted b drink. was proved to have been previously convicted for steal- ing some beer. Mr. Ignatius Williams prosecuted, and called the wife of the prosecutor, who swore to the facts of the case. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, ad the pri- soner was sentenced to 12 months' imprisoumsLt. BURGLARY. I James Ellis, aged 37, described as a fsst-nry hand, pleaded guity to having stolen several at tides of cloth- ing, arid burglariously breaking into a dwelling house at Mold, on the 22nd of August last. A previous conviction was also admitted by the pri- soner. Sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. ARSON. I John Fitzgerald, aged 24, by trade a joiner, pleaded not guilty to having maliciously set fire to a stick of hay, the property of Mr. Charles Davison, at Kortliop, on the 13th of August. Mr. Swettenham prosecuted, and called several wit- nesses, who swore to the prisoner being seen on the pre- mises in question, and to his having made use uf expres- sions tending to implicate him in the commission of the crime. A piece of paper was also found upon the pri- soner, which corresponded with another piece found on the spot. The prisoner handed to the Court a written state- ment in his own defence, which was read by Mr. Crornp- ton, Clerk of the Arraigns, but it contained little of any- thiugthat would influence the jury on his behalf. His LORDSHIP summed up, and the jury, without he- sitation, returned a verdict of guilty. He was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. STEALING A SHEEPSKIN. I Patrick Hutchinson, aged 19, and Richard Branvon, aged 21, were charged with feloniously stealing one sheepskin, the property of John Howard, at Hawarden, on the 20th February. Mr. Talbot Smith prosecuted, and Mr. Mclntyrede- fended the prisoner Brannon. Just as Mr. Mclntyre was about addressing the jury for the defeuce, his lordship allowed the jury to retire for five minutes. All the jury, except two, returned in- to court punctually. The two gentlemen, when their names were called over, could not be found, and the Judge remarked that he had a mind to discharge the prisoners, and then the uuder-sheriff, the bailiffs, and the absent jury would find themselves in a very unplea- sant predicament. The absentees shortly after arrived, and received a very smart lesson from his lordship. Mr. McIntyre then addressed the jury for Brannon, after which, his Lordship summed up, and the jury re- turned a verdict of guilty. Sentenced to six months' imprisonment each. STEALING A SHIRT. Catherine Whittle, aged 35, described as housekeeper, pleaded guilty to stealing one flannel shirt, the property of Mr. R. T. Williams, on the 18th of January. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment each. I BURGLARY. I John Brannon, Michael Brannon, and Thomas Robin- son, were charged with feloniously breaking into the dwelling-house of Enoch Williams, aud stealing there- from five pairs of boots, a cloth coat, cloth vest, scarf, blanket, three coloured shirts, flannel ijiirt, a dress piece, eight yards of linen, a silver' watch, six lbs. of tea, aud hams, at Pentre, on the 4th August, 1864. Verriict-Guilty. John Brannon was sentenced to six months' impri- sonment, and Michael Biannon and Thomas Robinson to seven vears penal servitude. 8TEALING CLOTHES. I Henry Bohen, aged 23, pleaded not guilty to having stolen one pair of trousers, pair of braces, a vest, and two shirts, the goods and chattels of Owen M'Kenna, at Flint, on the 1st itist. Mr. Wynne Ffoulkes prosecuted, and the prisoner de- fended himself with great ability, by cross-examination and by a long and ingenuous statement read by him to the court. BURGLARY. Robert Hughes, aged 32, a collier, pleaded not guilty to feloniously breaking and entering a certain building, with the curtilage of the dwelling house of Robert Git- tins, and stealing therein two fowls, the property of the said RobertGittins, at Hawenddu, on the 15th January, 1865, Mr. Morgan Lloyd prosecuted the prisoner, who was defended by Mr. Swetenham. Mr. Lloyd addressed the jury, and from the nature of the evidence indicated, the learned Judge interfered, and elicited from the learned counsel that the case was only one of suspicion against the prisoner, who was' acquitted. BILLS IGNORED. The following bills were ignored by the Grand Jury:— John Denman and Thorns Edwards, charged with maliciously setting fire to certain gorse, the pro- perty of Mr. Baldwin Lloyd, at Cwm mawr, St. Asaph. Henry Thomas, and Thomas Jones, charged with set- ting fire to certiin gdrse, the property of Her Majesty the Queen, at Gwaeuyscor, on the 20th of August, 1864. Wi.lliam Craig, Henry Taylor, and William Wright Craig, admitted to bail, charged upon the Coroner's warraut, with the manslaughter of Owen Jones, William Jones, John Roberts, Lewis Lloyd, John Ellis, and John Jones, at Leaswood, on the 15th of December, 1864. The Foreman of the Grand Jury handed to the Judge a presentment, of which the following is a copy. "Presentation of the Grand Jury for Flintshire. "That they consider it is of the greatest conseqftence and importance that all occupiers of collieries and mines should keep correct maps and plans of their workings, and that where the, existence of a body of water is hnown or suspected, that positive instructions should be given to their managers to 'use the very utmost caution when they are working in that direction. "On behalf of the Grand Jury, ROGER MOSTYN, foreman." This concluded the criminal business of the county, and the courr rose at a quarter to 5 o'clock. FRIDAY (YESTERDAY). His Lordship took his seat on the bench this morning shortly after ten o'clock. THE MANSLAUGHTER AT BLUE PIT COLLIERY. Messrs Taylor, Craig, and Co., were placed in the dock this morning, and pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter, the bill for which was ignored yesterday by the Grand Jury. No evidence being offered by the learned Counsel for the prosecution, a juror was withdrawn, and under the direction of the Judge, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. SPECIAL JURY CASE. I Hughes v. Roberts.)fr. McIntyre and Mr. Brandt were for plaintiff, instructed by Mr. Ellis Eyton, Flint; and Mr. Morgan Lloyd, Mr. Swetenham, and Mr. Talbot Smith for defendant, iustructed by Mr. M. Louis, Ruthin. The plaintiff in this case was Mr. Robert Hughes, Piasouo, and the defendant was Mr. John Roberts, the tenant of PJasoun, and the action involved certain de- clarations which stated that defendant had not performed the various covenants contained in a lease granted to defendant in 1861, for 20 years. It was alleged that the farm had considerably deteriorated in value in conse- quence of defendant's bad farming, which would now -etch a sum far below its previous marketable value. The sum of E125 would be required to put it into a proper state, and restore it to its former condition. [Mr. Mclntyre was stating the case to the jury when 'our parcel was despatched.]
In this department as a full and free cxpr3ssion of opinion is accordacl to correspondents, the Editor wishes it to be dis- tinctly understood, that he lulds himself responsible for nun J. All letters should be Accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.]
RATING OF PORT PENRHYN. I To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle, I Dear Sir,—It is-iiiil)ossible to resist accepting Mr. Gold Edwards' challenge, although I hope to abstain from the further discussion of a subject which is being prepared for legal decision. The map prepared by Mr. Johnson was, I have no doubt, made by order of the Hoard it, certainly Joes re- present Port Penrhyn, and it was, I believe, approved by the members attending a meeting at which it was produced. It is a very good map in its way, and would be "highly approved of" accordingly. Jiut it contains na boundary line, colour, title, or inscription, shewing the district; nor does it affect to define it in auy other manner. It is certainly a map of Bangor, and it pur- ports to distinguish the borough, but not the district. For ordinary purposes it contained every thing that the Board lequired, and it contained SOMETHING ELSE BE- SIDES. Would the Board be likely to object to a map made for public purposes, because it was too comprehen- sive ? There is scarcely a map, as your readers arc aware, that does not embrace such objects of interest as lie near the area it is intended to represent. Let us suppose that Mr, Johnson had extended his survoy a little in any other direction. He might very usefully have done so, but would that have proved everything in his map to be in the district also ? Nay, suppose that the members present at the meet- ing referred to, had expressly declared the map which they approved to be a map of the district, would that have been any evidence of what was intended at an earlier period when the district was formed ? If it would, why should not the Board pass a resolution now declaring what was the intention of all parties iu 1860, and so prove it ? But the testimony of maps may be carried further. There is another map (which shall- be forthcoming when wanted) made by the same Mr. Johnson, loug before any question arose on this subject, and shewing (ac- cording to Mr. Johnson's own inscription) all Col. Pen- naut's property within the district. This map is al- most a facsimile of that belonging to the Board, and while it shews Port Penrhyn, it CAREFULLY DISTIN- GUISHES IT FROM THE DISTRICT. But there is another feature in Mr. Gold Edwards' letter. It contains a charge that must force itself upon the riinds of all who read it. As the meeting referred to highly approved of' Mr. Johnson's map, we are re- quired to believe that the mainberi3 present distinctly admitted Port Penrhyn to be, and to have been intended tJ be, within their district. Then they were of course bound to see that it was rated. Not to do so would be to violate a public duty. But not one of these five gentlemen, nor indeed any other member of the Board, until August last, ever thought of rating, or otherwise exercising their functions over Port Penrhyn. If Mr. Gold Edwards' letter amounts to anything, it imports this-that the five gentlemen he mentions (if not indeed every member of the Hoard (.own to last August) know- ingly betrayed their trust, and sacrificed the interests of the town, by a succession of partial rates. I will not give an answer to this charge. Your readers would thiuk it (and properly so) unbecoming in me to attempt it. The integrity and honour of the gentlemen referred to may be left with their townsmen, to whom they are too well known, and to whom they have rendered too many services to be in danger from such an aspersion. But I hasten to add that Mr. Gold Edwards had no in- tention of bringing such a charge. He is incapable of entertaining the suspicion even it implies, and he will no sooner perceive the tendency of his letter than he will openly disavow it. I should not, however, have dealt fairly with the impression his letter is calculated to make, if I had forborne to touch upon this feature of it. And now I venture to ask your readers, whether Mr. Gold Edwards' point about the map is not disposed of t Can a map which contains no title, and no district boundary, be evidence of that boundary ? Can it be 1 taken to have shewn in 1S52 what was i^ ntended by Colonel Pennant, and his agents, aud the town at large, in 1849-50 ? Could it have amounted to an expression of the opinion even of the five gentlemen referred to, upon a question not then in dispute, and not raised until many years afterwards t And is not any slight inference that might have been drawn from the Board's approval, destroyed utterly by the fact that they never proposed to rate ? And yet upon such points M the above the fairness (I do not say the technical reasoning) of the Board's case rests! Pray forgive the lepgth of my letter. It takes many words to reply to what a few may convey; and besides, I am anxious to make one letter do the duty of many, and to avoid troubling you again at present. In conclusion, I may explain that my only object in writing upon points which cannot, after all, determine, tho question, is to endeavour to do justice to Colonel Pennant's case with the public. For whatever may be the result, it should never be forgotten that THERE IS NO REASON WHATEVER for including Port Penrhyn in the district, and that IT WAS NEVErt INTENDED TO IN- CLUDE IT. Dear sir, yours truly, H. BARBER. Hindudno, March 29, 186S. H. BARB ER. I
To th Edilor of the North Wales Chroniclc. Sir,—In your last publication Mr. Barber intimates his intention to reply to my letter to you of the 16th I instant, in which 1 challenged his assertion that "it was never intended that Port Penrhyn should be included within the District of the Bangor Local Board." Since that letter was written I have further investi- gated the circumstances under which Mr. Johnson, the I Surveyor, prepared the plan referred to in my letter- and I tiud that an advertisement was issued by the Board on the loth October, 1H5U, commencing thu-" Notice is hereby given, that the Local Board of Health for the District known as the Parliamentary Borough of Ban- gor,* in the County of Carnarvon, is prepared to rec ive Tenders from persons willing to contract for a Survey and Plans of the said District-such survey and plans to be made to the scale, and to be of the character re1 quired by the General Board of Health, &c., &c." On the 11th November, 1850, Mr. Johnson's Tender of t150 was accepted by the Board. A most minute and accurate survey was made in conformity witL the Orders of the General Board of Health—and at the meet ng of the Local Hoard held on the 13th January, 1852, the Plan was produced and highly approved of. That plan will speak for itself; and any ratepayer can satisfy himself by an inspection, that the Parlia- mentary Borough is distinctly shewn by a dotteddine boundary. Within that boundary is Port Penrhyn ergo, Port Penrhyn was iu tended to be within "the district" referred to in the advertisement. If Port Penrhyn was not intended to be within the District, why should the Ratepayers within the District have been put to the extrii expense of a survey and })!•>,n of it, which, to meet the requirements of the Board of Heilth, would occupy several weeks in preparing. The only explanation can be that it was (t mistake. The description in the advertisement must also have been a mistake, and the approval of t lie Plan by a Board (com- posed of gentlemen thoroughly acquainted with the lo- locality) must also have been an error. This letter is only intended as a reply to Mr. Barber's, as to the intention oi' the parties, at the time. The legal questions which will have to be decided upon documen- tary evidence of a more reliable character, will have to be determined elsewhere Yours faithfully, THOS. GOLD EDWARDS. Port Penrhyn is within the Parliamentary Borough. In order the more fully to elucidate the point in dispute, we have been requested to reproduce the following letter, which appeared in the CHUONICLE of the 18th ultimo RATING OF PORT PENRHYN. To the Editor of tlte North Wales Chronicle. Sir,—My attention has been drawn to a letter from Mr. Barber. Colonel Pennant's solicitor, which appeared in your lust paper. As it has been arranged that this question is shortly to be taken before one of the Superior Courts for deci- sion, I think it very undesirable that it should now form the subject of discussion in the public prints. I cannot, however, allow Mr. Barber's statement that Port Pen- rhyn was never intended to be included in the District," to pass unchallenged. Mr. Barber states that lie has the authority of every member of the Board at that time, with whom he has conversed on the subject, for this assertion. At a meeting of ttie Board, at which Col. Pennant, presided, a plan of the district was ordered to bo made by Mr. Johuson, the Surveyor. This was accordingly done; aud at a subsequent Board, at which Mr. Wyatt, Mr. Beaver Roberts, Mr. Vincent Williams, Mr. Hugh Roberts, and Mr. Cllas. Bickuell were preseut, the plan was produced and highly approved of." That plan is now in the office of the Local Board, and it will be found, upon inspection, to include Port Pen- rhyn within the District. I am, Sir, Your faithful Servant, Denbigh, :II¡\.l'ch 16, 1863. THOS. GOLD EDWARDS. Denbigh, March 16,1865. TH08. GOLD EL)WA.ItDg.
HUNTING IN THE FIRST DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF ANGLESEY. lo the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir,—In using the term "first division," it is not with the intention of entering upon the merits or de. merits of the Chief Constable's bloodhounds, but simply Of alluding to* the doings of a more geiiitl eliii, iiaiiiely, the jolly pack of harriers that are unkennelled at Hen- Uys. The season for '6-i '65, at least up to Qhristraas, has been proverbially unfavourable to sport in the hunting fidld, and Mon has not proved an exception but with the entrance of the new year, matters began to mend, and the sport shewn by Captain Hampton Lewis, during his various meets, has generally been of a very high order; and here it is but just to observe, that a more courteous master of hounds, or one more anxious to afford amusement, than the gallant dragoon, it has seldom been our lot to meet with and his reward is al- ways a good field-ladies and gentlemen, that marvel- lous piece of juvenile horsemanship, Master Andrew Priestley, of Hirdrefaig, inclusive. Your correspondent, of the 25th inst., furnished you with the incidents of ? run at Llanddyfnan, but if he was out on the 22nd of Feb., at the "Black Horse," I think his memory, if well jogged, will bring him t.) a better day;" and of that, I'll pen you 1 31mll narra- tive. A numerous field having got together, the com- pliments of the morning being paid, and all the local ohoff having been thoroughly disposed of,—we went to business and having found a gallant Jack hare, who, probably, following the Welsh custom of uocturna) tove- makiug, was, apparently, a long way from home. Whe- ther that be 1 fact or not, he set his head straight for Pinmyoydd, crossed the old post road, and making a wheel, and, is if to bid farewell to his lady-love, returned to the Black Horse; but, as all good things must have an end, he was there run into. after m excelleiit el,i- vey of one hour and twenty minutes, distance 11J miles. Where all went well, if would be invidious to particularize; but I c.juld not help noticing how well "Royal Oak "carried Miss Hampton, and "Sophy" the worthy master. &c., Yours, &e.. March 30th, 1863. CURRANT JELLY. March 30th, 1865.
THE lxCJTHIN LOCAL BOARD AND WATER I snppLY. To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. I Sir, -1 see by your paper of the 18th inst, that at the last meeting of the local board the mayor, after confessing the utter want of confidence on the part of the ratepay- ers in himself and his opinions, referred certain members of the hoard to their friends outside, and to me amongst the number, for advice in what are called difficulties in regard to the water scheme. He, the mayor, knew of all their difficulties beforehand—he warned them," but, alas, they "refused to believe him P and now they may go to Chancery, or anywhere ebe, if they please. And now I ask permission to say a few words bearing upon my more immediate object. Suppose Mr. Lloyd should fail, what will be the position ? The board will be prevented entering upon the constuction of water works and saddling the town with a further burthen, a calamity much to be desired. As I am invited to advise, I would say to any rate-payers who have not yet cooled down on the subject of water works if you cannot obtain what you want cn fair and reasonable terms, drop the question at once. and without spending any money in prepariug "cases" and obtaiuing "opinions" which, generally speak- ing, do not very materially advance the business in hand, and are not always intended to do so. And now I ask permission to say a few words bearing upon my more immediate object. Suppose Mr. Loyd should fail, what will be the position ? The board will be prevented entering upon the construction of water works and saddling the town with a further burthen, a calamity much to be desired. As I am invited to advise, I would say to any ratepayers who have not yet c )oled down on the subject of water works if you cannot ob- tain what you want on fair and reasonable terms, drop the question at. onee, and without spending any money in preparing "eases "and obtaining "opinions" which, generally speaking, do not very materially advance the- business in hand. and are not always intended to do so. The construction of water works for Ruthin (a town not by any means badly supplied with water at present) must be a speculation and I hold that the board is not, justified iu spending the ratepayers' money unless a very clear case of legitimate profit cau be made out, and in this instance that cannot be done. It must be borne in mind that the money for the works has to be borrowed at 5 per c"nt., and repaid in thirty years. Not one of the schemes which have been proposed could be completed from first to last under £ 5000, and the interest for this would en- tail a charge of 9250 per annum add portion of the prin- cipal to be repaid- say 2160 per iinnum, -workin., expen- ses, wear and tear, aud deprediation. If these be taken at only noon year, which is too little, we IL-tva achargeof R-516 a year, only decreasing by some £8 per annum, in- terest upon money repaid, and this amount is to be raised in addition to the rates already payable. I have never been able to believe that the town, which has a very fair supply of water, can be anxious that the board should spend their money in waterworks, such ex- penditure having to be repaid by those who want water,, and by those (and they are not few) who do not want it. The water required for public purposes is very trifling, and cannot be mentioned as a justification of the board undertaking water works: and 1 shall, certainly, look upon the dropping through of the scheme as a matter for congratulation. The board would escape from a business which if persevered in, may afterwards be regretted when too late, to prevent an expenditure not absolutely necessary. As I had no hand in the schemes for bringing water to the town by means of a compauy, not eveu having heard any particulars of such proposals until very recently, I am free to repeat that when the local board interfered to prevent the intended company a mistake was made. If any gentlemen were willing to put their hands into their pockets to improve the supply of water into the town, taking all risk, and, being satisfied (or dis- satisfied) with the dividend, the scheme is likely to pro- duce, I for one should have said by all means go on but, gentlemen, you shall not go under the Limited Liability Act, which would leave you free to charge what you thought fit, you must go for act of parliament, and the ratepayers will see that you are bound down to fair rates, charges and conditions—if you are prepared to accept this, and to take your chauce of getting customers, and obtaining a return for your money, we will give you every encouragement. But one of the effects of the discussion occasioned hy the local board meddling with this question, appears to he that the gentlemen who at one time would have come forward with capital, have thought better of it, and are now not willing. However, the town can aiFord to wait if only to reduce its existing debts before contracting others. The present amount is sufficiently serious. In conclusion, allow me to remark that the highest charge the Denbigh Water Companv can make is Is. 6d. in the pound iip,ou the rate- able va U of t e pie :iises which may choose to take the water, and premise* partially used as shops are charged Is. in the pound. Cottages less than 2d. per week. These will give information or the rates imposed by par- liament; when private persons go for an act. Auother fact may be worth noting. The engineer's estimate for the Denbigh works was t'4,5LK), the cost will be £ 7,000, and this where the directors are doing everything in their power to economise their own money. 1 do not think a local board would take greater care, or be more success- ful. MARTIN SMITH. Denbigh, March 22, 1835. P.S. — I should be glad,to be informed if the whole of the opinion obtained by the town clerk was giveu to your reporter, and if not, what is in the part kept back ?