THK DEATH OF THE CZ ARE WITCH. A sad blow bas fallen upon Alexander II., Emperor of all the Rumim-he has lost his eldest son, the Grand Duke Nicholas, the heir to his throne. This .prince 1aad the most magnificent prospects before him. He bad lived a pleasant life; for when the Crimean war raged he was scarcely old enough to know anything of politics or public affairs, having been born on the 20th of September, 1843; and he was little more than 12 years of age when peace was proclaimed. As he at- tained towards years of manhood he evinced a noble, generous disposition. He entered warmly into the views of his father with respect to the emancipation of the serfs; and he was very desirous of improving the education and condition of the Russian people. Had he lived, he gave promise of being the best sovereign that ever reigned over the vast empire of the Romanoffs, and there were many Russians who anticipated great good for their oountry when a second Nicholas should mount the throne. In October last, his imperial high- now was betrothed to the Princess Dagmar, sister to the Princess of Wales—a lady, we believe, from all we hear of her, to be as amiable and as attractive as our Princess Alexandra. The alliance appeared to be one of affection. The Czarewitch, as we stated last week, wished her royal highness to go to him at Nice, and she complied, being with him at his death; the request would have neither been made nor granted if the intended marriage had merely sprung from political and national considera- tions, and not from affection. The Princess reached Nice shortly before the arrival of the Emperor, who also had been sent for; and in the presence of his father, mother, and his betrothed, the Grand Duke breathed his last early on Monday morning, the 23rd Instant. The grief of Alexander and the Czarina at the deatn of their eldest son must be intense; and it is to be feared that on the latter it may have an unfavourable effect. Her imperial majesty had been long in delicate health. This is why she took up her residence at Nice. She was sufficiently renovated to return to St. Peters- burg and about this time the Emperor was to have proceeded to the south to escort her home, if he had not been sent for on this melancholy occasion. It will be well if the loss of her son does not occasion a relapse. There are six children still surviving, the issue of the marriage of Alexander II. with Maria, the daughter of the late Ludwig II., Grand Duke of Hesse Darmstadt. The eldest, the Grand Duke Alexander, now the heir" apparent to the throne, was born on the 10th of March, 1845. Then there are the Grand Duke Vladimir, born April 22, 1847; the Grand Duke Alexis, born January 14, 1850 the Grand Duchess Maria, born October 17, 1853; the Gnnd Duke Sergius, born May 11, 1857; and the Grand Duke Paul, born October 3, 186J. The Grand Duke Alexander is represented as resembling his deceased brother in pursuits, disposition, and taste; no political effects are, therefore, likely to result from the death of Nicholas; but as taking off a prince who pro- mised so fairly in the bloom of youth, it is an event deeply to be regretted; and all must heartily sympa- thise with the imperial family in their loss.
THE NORTH AND SOUTH. We last week had to announce intelligence from the seat of war in America "disastrous" to the Confederates; and this week, we fear, we must say with a contem- porary, "The South is doomed." The evacuation of Richmond has been followed by the surrender of Lee's army; and in the greater part of the Confederated States there is now no force capable of making head against the numerous corps which, under Grant, Sher- man, and Sheridan are in possession of nearly all the coast and the principal towns in the country. There may still be resistance, there may still be organised military defence; but we fear the hope of successs is vanished- Southern independence is a dream of the past; and greatly it is to be regretted, both for America and the world at large, that such has been the result of the un- equal contest which for the last 4 years has been waged between North and South. This last act of Lee's must have been the most pain- ful of his life. His career, from its commencement in 1861, has been one of honour and glory. With his comparatively small force he baffled and defeated the best Generals of the North. His army—that of "Northern Virgiuia"—" destroyed"—says the corres- pondent of the Stundard, writing from New York on the 11th inst. five armies, it repelled eight invasions, dug the graves of 200,000 Federal soldiers, and humi- liated the pride of the North." Reduced to 25,000 or 20,000 men, how long could it have withstood the onset of 200,000 Federal veterans, Bushed with victory and completely equipped, converging upon them from every point of the compass ?" They might have sold their lives dearly and perished in the field; but perish they must had resistance been determined upon Lee therefore, having met with a generous enemy, who offered him terms which, under the circumstances, were fair and honourable, instead of calling upon him to sur- render unconditionally, yielded to his fate; and on Palm Sunday accepted the conditions offered by Grant. It was, no doubt, hard thus to close the campaign he had entered upon with lively hopes. He might have terminated it more gloriously by fighting, and added 10,000 more lives to those already sacrificed; but he acted much more in the spirit of a Christian by declin- ing to fight when victory was impossible; and he has not sullied his career by signing terms which, instead of making his men prisoners of war, enable them to return to their homes, where they will not be molested unless they break their parole. And what home will many of them have to return to I Except in the interior, where the enemy have not yet penetrated, the houses are devastated, the fields are bare, the gardens are wild; whilst scarcely one fa- mily in the Seceded States but has to mourn the loss of relatives or friends! And the future is still uncertain. Lincoln appears determined to exact complete submis- Non so galling to the Southern heart; and he has closed all the ports of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas, thus doing his best to continue the country in that impo- verishment and desolation which his troops have caused. The proclamation declaring the ports of the above states and territories closed was followed by another, to the effect, that if Federal vessels of war in foreign ports continue to be subjected to the restrictions now imposed upon them, vessels of foreign states will receive the same treatment in United States ports. These procla- mations are inconsistent, says that hitherto unscrupu- lous defender of Federal policy, the Morning Star. The first, closing to foreign ships the ports of the late Confederacy, is a virtual acknowledgement that a state of war still exists, and that it would be inconvenient and impolitic to permit to foreigners privileges only con- sistent with a state of peace. The second, on the other hand, claims from foreign nations all those advantages and concessions of peace for national vessels, which the United States are not prepared to concede to foreigners in the shape of commercial vessels." Nothing can be more inconsistent-more unjust; and as Abraham Lin- coln has a motive in every thing he does, we strongly suspect that the last proclamation is especially aimed at England, with a view of causing renewed discussions and differences that may lead to war. We learn that there are still 123,000 Confederates in arms—viz., about 10,000 guerillas, 40,000 under Gen. Johnston in North Carolina, 15,000 irregular cavalry under General Forrest, 20,000 under General Gordon, Grainger defending the lines from Meridian, Mississippi, to Augusta, Georgia, 8,000 at Mobile under General Gardner, and 30,000 under Gen. Kirkby Smith in Texas, which could be increased to 60,000 in case of in- vasion. These different corps may be concentrated in Texas, and cause the North many lives, and much time and money to subdue them. But they could not ul- timately succeed; and it ia to be wiahed, as the Con- federacy must yield, that it may do so without any fur. ther loss of life. It is heroic to stake your life for your country's good; but when it isevijent that the odds are so great that sucoess is not merely improbable, but impossible, it is wisest to submit. Such are the circum- stances under which the South is now placed. The North has triumphed; and we deeply regret the fate of the Confederates, who have resisted wonderfully, when we recollect the odds against them now, when victory is no longer in their power, the best thing they can do, if Mr. Lincoln offers at all reasonable terms, is to lay down their arms.
BANGOR POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY. Before the Rev.T. N. Williams, and Major Williams. A Drunken Woman.-Ellen Hughes, Well-street, Ban- was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the night of Saturday last.—Fined 5s and costs. Stealing from the Perton,-An "unfortunate," named Ellen Jones, was charged by a young man named Row- lands, with stealing E 8 10s. from his person on the night of Monday, the 17th inst., at Bangor. The complainant stated that he met the accused near the railway station, Bangor, about nine o'clock on the night in question. Having been together for some time, he left her, and went in the direction of Glanadda, when he found his purse missing. The purse contained either £ 8 10s. or t:9 in gold. On Tuesday morning he gave information to the police, who accompanied him to where the prisoner was. They found the money upon her person. He identified a sovereign, it being of a darker colour than the rest. Police Officer John Jones said, having received infor- mation from the prosecutor of his loss, and a description of the prisoner, he proceeded to Kyffin-square, where he found her. She was searched by the Sergeant, who found upon her person £7 in gold, secreted in a new pair of stockings which she had bought. The prisoner having been charged and cautioned in the usual manner, said :—This is the first time I did such a thing, and it will be the last time also. She was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Assaulting the Police at Llanfairfechty,. -Robert Ro- berta John'Roberts, Ellen Robert3, and EdVld. Roberts were charged with assaulting Sergeant Robert Davies, at Llanfairfechan, on the evening of the 10th inst. It appears that the policeman, about half-past nine o'clock on the evening in question, was requested by a man to go and quell a disturbance near a place called Nantyfelin, where he was told a man was abusing his wife. He came up with the prisoners, one of whom was very drunk. Some words ensued and the policeman and the one that was drunk got hold of each other, and fell together on the ground. The policeman (according to his statement) was kicked several times, of which he had marks on his legs. The wife also bit him in his hand, and dragged him by the hair of his head His coat was also torn, which was produced. There was a large number of people but, notwithstanding he called several times for assistance, no one came to his rescue- Ni r.IJ. T. Williams, Carnarvon, who defended thepri- soners, said this was an instance of the unnecessary inter- ference of the policeman, who had evidently exceeded his duty. Until he interfered, John Roberts was proceed- ing with his wife and father-in-law towards home; and not until Davies began to treat him with violence, did he cause any trouble to the police. He would bring a num- ber of respectable witnesses forward who would prove that the officer was not assaulted in the manner stated, but that on the contrary, he used his staff unmercifully towards John Roberts. As to the marks on his leg and his hand. those he suggested might have been caused by the stones which were on the road, and by the fact of his having been struggling on the ground. James Roberts, John Jones, John Itoberts, Rd. Roberts, and Owen Edwards, all swore that the officer was not struck ty the prisoners, but admitted that Jno. Roberts, in being dragged by him along the road might have kicked him. The Rev. Mr. Williams said that John Roberts was fined £ 5 and costs (amounting to £ 1 3s ) and expressed his surprise that it appeared there was not a soul pre- sent who had seen anything being done to the police, who had evident marks of having been assaulted. The conduct of the crowd was a disgrace to Llanfair- fechan1. Major Williams said, as a matter of form, they were bound to believe the witnesses who were examined, but he felt no hesitation in saying that they had perjured themselves, Mr. J. T. Williams-Why should a number of re- spectable witnesses perjure themselves more than the policeman ? Major Williams—But they swear to a matter of im- possibility. How could the injuries be accounted for ? I think it is -nost clear that they have perjured them- selves. (Before W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., and the Rev. T. N. Williams). An Incorrigible Youth.-—A lad named John Pring, was charged with being drunk and insulting people in the streets of Bangor, on the night of the 17th. It was said that he had often before behaved in a similar manner,and was cautioned, butto no purpose. He did not put in an appearance, but he was fined 58. and C03tS. Asleep or Drunk, which?-John Thos. Parry, was charged with being drunk at Bangor on the 17th inst. The accused could hardly be made to admit that he was drunk but confessed that he felt very queer that night. He was inclined to believe that he was more asleep than drunk. He was let off with a caution, and the payment of the costs—4s. 6d, Beerhouse Case.-Titus Griffith, Australian Tavern, was charged with permitting drunkenness in his house. The officer said he visited the house in question on Sunday the 16th inst, and found two men drunk in the kitchen, and two men in the yard. Fined 5s. and 10s. costs. Highway Trespan.-Edwar(I Williams was fined 5s. and 10s. costs, for allowing his horse to stray on the high road in the parish of Llanllechid. Illegal Fishing.-A lad named Richard Hughes was charged with having caught salmon fry in tha neweti river.—Ordered to pay the costs. John Williams was also charged with a similar of- fence, committed at the same place. He pleaded igno- rance as to what salmon fry was, and said this was his first offence.-—Ordered to pay the costs. more Drunken Women.—Anne Ribbard, who said she had just arrived from Dubliu, and was the widow of Paymaster-Sergeant Ribbard, of the 5th Light Dra- goons, was charged with being drunk the night before. She denied the charge; but admitted having a glass or two with "an old friend."—She having been locked up during the night, was discharged. Catherine Davies. an importation from Liverpool, was also charged with being drunk the previous night. The policeman found her fast asleep on the pavement by the Old Bank at 2 o'clock in the morning. She was locked up. The accused made a very plausible story as to how she had left Liverpool, and said if discharged she would return there without delay.—This she was ordered to do. Another Victim to Drink.-Edwanl Jones, a man of dissipated appearance, who said ho was a plumber and glazier from- Llanfairfechan, was charged with being drunk. He was seen drunk on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and on the evening of the latter day, the offi- cer locked him up all night in a stable, and took him down next morning to Bangor.- Having been suitably lectured by the Bench, he was fined 5s. and costs. Refusing to Support a Mother.-Mr. Thos. Hughes, Relieving Officer, summoned, at the instance of the Guardians of the Bangor and lieaumaris Union, a man of the name of Wm. Thomas, coach driver, for refusing to support his widowed mother, who was chargeable to the common fund of the Union, and received 2s. 6d. weekly relief. The defendant was represented by his wife, who plead- ed inability to. maintain the person relieved by the Union. The Offioer then stated to the Bench the average earnings of defendant, who had only himself and wife to aupport. The Iknch ordered him to pay the requisite amount. The Wife-Then what shall we have to support our- selves, if my husband should be taken ill Mr. Bulkeley E[ughes--l' Sufficient unto the day is the ills thereof." You are bound not only by law, but by ties of natural affection to suppport her. Refusing to repair the Road.-Mr. Luck of Llanfair- fechan, laid information against the Surveyors of the Highways for the parish of, Llaufairfechan for neglecting to keep the parish roads in repair. Mr. Luck described in evidence the state of the roads generally. The Surveyors said, their roads were as good as any in Wales; but that there was so much building going on in the parish that it was impossible with the rate they had, to do the repairs which Mr. Luck required. The Bench said if there were repairs required there should be another rate. They also ordered them to put the roads in good order in six months time, and should Mr. Luck not be satisfied with the improvement effected, he could summon the parish officers again at the expiration of that period. Domatic Cookery in Upper Bangor.-—\ young wo- man, whose ruddy face did not actually bear out the expression that she was "nearly starved by her mis. tress," produced before the magistrates a plate of pota. toes mixed up with stray pieces of salt herrings, all mashed together, and which she said her mistress, (re- siding in Upper Bangor) had laid before her that day for dinner.. The Magistrates said it was not their province to i.n- terfere with her mistress, and expressed their surprise that she should have thought proper to come into court with such a story, The girl then left, apparently much discomfited with the cool reception she had had.
BANGOR LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. I The bi-monthly meeting of this Board was held on the 20th instant, at the temporary offices of the Board, when the following members were present :Messrs. Henry Kennedy (chairman), J. K Douglas, Rowland Parry, Charles Bicknell, Wm. Pritchard, Geo. Simpson, Thos. Lewis, and M. Roberts. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. ponT PBNRHTN RATING QUESTION. I The following correspondence, forwarded by Mr. T. Gold Edwards, the Board's solicitor, was read Denbigh, 17th April, 1865. Dear Sir,—On the other side I send you copy of a let- ter I have received from Messrs. Roberts, Barber, and Hughes, and of my reply. If you hear from Mr. Barber that it is his wish I should attend next Thursday morning, I should feel obliged by your writing to me to that effect, and by your summoning a Board for half-past 12, which would enable me to see Mr. Barber in the meantime, and as. certain what the details are to which he refers. Yours truly, THOS. GOLD EDWARDS. W. Young Hardie, Esq., Local Board, Bangor. (Copies.) I Col. Pennant and Bangor Local Board. Bangor, 15th April, 1865. Dear Sir,—Captain Iremonger has mentioned to us the overtures which have been made towards a settle- ment of this question, and we perceive that a public meeting is called here for Thursday next, to sanction a compromise. We find that the general outline of a com- promise liia been agreed on provisionally, and without prejudice to either party but there are certain mat- ters of detail which must be attended to before the meeting is held. We should be glad if you would let us know by return what day, between this and Thursday, will suit you to meet us here, and wc should then arrange with you de- finitely how tho matter is to go to the meeting. It is absolutely necessary that there should be no open- ing for misunderstanding after the ratification of the terms in vestry. Dear Sir, yours truly, ROBERTS, BARBER, & HUGHES. T, Gold Edwards, Esq. Ha'ieor Local Board and Col. Pennant. Denbigh, 17th April, 1865. Dear Hire,—My engagements prevent my complying with your request before Thursday. If that will suit you, I will be at Bangor at 12 10; and I have written to Mr. Hardie by this post requesting him, on hearing from you, to convene a meeting of the Board. As I am not aware what the matters of detail are to which you refer, I do not feel justified to act without the sanction of the Board. Yours faithfully, T. GOLD EDWARDS. Mcflsrii. Roborts & Co. Inpuronance of these letters, Mr. T. Gold Edwards p.ttendad tint Board, when, after mature deliberation, it wa.; unanimously resolved to submit the following terms of Co'n'.ii oinise, conjointly drawn between Col. Pennant and the Hoard, to the Vestry meeting, to be held at 2 o'clock this day. Teriiis of Compromise of the difference between Col. Pennant and the Bangor Local Board of Health. "It ii arranged-(without prejudice to the rights or to the present position of either party, in the event of the following terms, or any of them, not being approved of, and carried into legal effect) as follows, that is to saV- 1. That the Local Board shall, as soon as conve- niently can be, petition one of her Majesty's Secretaries of State, under the provisions of the Local Govern- ment Act, 1858, to separate, for all purposes, from the district of the Local Board, so much of the parish of Llandegai (hereinafter called the dispuled premises') as lies widiin the Parliamentary Borough of Bangor, and shall use their best endeavours to get the disputed premises so well and effectually separated from the said district. 2. fhat Col. Pennant shall use his best endeavours to obtain (so far as may be necessary) the consent of the ratepayers within the same premises to such separation, but no such petition or consent as aforesaid, nor any act to be done by any party in, about, or in relation to th3 premises, shall in any way prejudice or affect him or them in the event of either party being compelled to make good his or their position at law. 3. That all costs with relation to the said difference hitherto incurred by Col. Pennant shall be borne by him, and so incurred by the Local Board shall be borne by them, each party to bear his or their own expenses to be incur- red ill carrying out, or in endeavouring to cany out, the proposed compromise. 4. That the Local Board shall, upon such S3- paration being effected as aforesaid, revoke and re- sciud, as far as they lawfully can, any resolution or proceeding on their part inconsistent with this present arrangement. 5. That when and so soon as the disputed premises shall have been so separated as aforesaid, and the Board shall t.?ve complied with the terms on thoir part to be performed as aforesaid, Colonel Pcnuaut shall give to the said Local Board the sum of L4,500, to be ajy.lied by them, after payment of all legal expenses as aforesaid, in extinction of the capital debt now remaining due from the Board, and to be in full satisfaction of all claims and demands by the Local Board on or with xefercnce to the disputed premises. Bangor, 20th April, 1865." I Surveyor's Report. I Gentlemen,—I have to report having visited the Gas Company's cottages in Well-street, as requested, and find them not as bad as anticipated but there isone entirely without yaid, drain, slopstone, or any other convenience whatever. The house consists of one room only, which contains bed and other furniture for a man, wife, and 6 children. The other house has but two small rooms, with no stairs to the upper one; yard very small; regu- lar lodgers taken in. Another house adjacent, which belongs to Mr. Evan Roberts, gf Ty'nyffi idd, has baeu divided into two—nno part having no access to the yard, which is very small, and therefore no convenience whatever, the domestic water, &c., being thrown into the street. Regular lodg- ers taken in each part. A gully grate at the bottom of this street would he of great use. Resolved—That the consideration of this part of the Surveyor's report be deferred till the next Board meet- ing. The Main Saver Dilapidations. —Men have been at work during the whole of the last fortnight on the main sewer obstruction in Friars fields, 20 yards of which has been comploiely crushed and blocked up. New pipes have been laid down in their place. As weshall be com- pelled to continue some distance further in search of more broken pipes, I shall require your permission to order about 50 lineal ynds or so of 18-inch stone ware xipuig. I have also to inform you that most of the pipes in this poi tion of the uniti are coated on the inside with about It inch of solid gas tar. Resolved—That this pait of the Report be deferred till the next Board meeting, excout the ordering of the pipeB, which the Clerk was requested to do. 0 Captain Jones, of the Museum, gekin complains of the bakehouse chimney and pig nuisance near his resi- dence. Resolved—That notice be served upon the parties creating tLe nuisance, and that the same be abated forth- with. Mrs. Richards, of Ambrose-street, Hirael, desires that a gully near her house should be removed. Application not to be granted. The occupiers and others along Brook-row complain sadly of the nuisance arising from the tar and a'uonia water allowed to flow down the river Add. from tho Gas Works; and, in consequence, I have also had some trou- ble to get men to work on the main sewer reparation where it crosses the said stream. Reeolved- That this portion of the report he deferred till Ae next meeting. I have visited a great number of small tenements with- in the last fortnight, and have had many of the little nuijances removed. A number of notices to remove pigstyes have been issued since the last meeting, some only of which have been complied with. Resolved That proceedings be taken against those parties not complying with the notices. Herewith I submit a plan and section of shop exten- sion iutended to be carried out for Mr. Aronson, of Bank Place. Ordered that the plan be referred to the next meet- ing. WK. YOUNG HARDIE, Surveyor. The Clerk laid before the Board police returns receiv- ed from the Home Secretary, to fill up. Reeolved-That Bangor not being a corporate bo- rough, and the Board having no control over the police, that the return be sent back. Flagging of the Main Street Foottvays.-It was resol- ved unanimously--That the Surveyor report to the next meeting on the State of the footway* in the iluiti street, from the Penrhyn Arms Hotel to the Railways, giving the names of the respective owners of the property abut- ting on the said street, with an approximate cost. Elution Expenses.-Resolved-That the fee paid to the Clerk do next year include the whole of the expenses, which said fee to be determined upon by the Board pre- vious to the next election. Upon the motion of Mr. Simpson, the following list of the attendance of each member of the Board to the thirty-two meetings held during the year 1864-65, was submitted:- Name of Member. No. of meetings. 1. George Simpson 29 2. Henry Kennedy 28 3. J. K. Douglas 26 4. Meshach Roberts 23 6. Thomas Lewis 16 6. Wm. Thomas 13 7. Wm. Pritchard 10 8. Col. The Hon. E. G. D. Pennant-resigned. 9. Capt. P. A. lremonger-resigned. The following letter from Mr. H. Ll. Jones was sub- mitted to the Board Bangor, 20th April, 1865. Dear Sir,—In order that the proposal made to the Bangor Local Board may be the more satisfactorily con- sidered at the Vestry meeting to-day, I write to ask if you will be good enough to have ready for inspection at such meeting the Map or Plan prepared by Mr. John- son, the Minute Book of the Board, and the Agreement entered into between Colonel Pennant and the Board, or their agents, when it was arranged that the Opinion or Judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench should be ob- tained. The duplicate or a copy of such agreement will be sufficient. Yours truly, HENRY LLOYD JOKES. Mr. Hardie, Frondirion Terrace, Upper Bangor. Resolved—That the plan, documents, &c., be not sub. mitted to the Vestry. Cheques for the current accounts were signed, when the meeting separated.
I BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNrON. The first ordinary meeting of the new-elected Guar- dians was held on Wednesday last. The following Guardians were in attendance :—Aber—-Mr. Wm. Grif. fith, Henfaes; Banor- Messrs. Chas. Bicknell, George Simpson, Thomas Lewis, Thomas T. Parry, Rowland Parry, John Roberts, Evan Puehe Evans, and Robert Roberts; Llandegai-Messrs. Wm. Thomas, Abercegin, Wm. Pritchard. Tanycoed; Bennett Thomas, Moel. yci, Griffith Owen, ditto; LJanfairfechan-Williaffi Hughes, Llwyugwgan; l,lanllecliid-C. N. Bickuell, Tynhendre, Rd. Hughes, Bethcsda. Robert Evans, Bryn- owen, Thomas Morris, Brynteg, Hugh Thomas, Cae- llwyngrydd Bear) inAiiA- John Jones, Llanddamelfib, John Williams, Llandegfan, W. T. Rogers, Penypark Liandy,.iilio-Owet k Owens, stationer; I lanfairpwllgwyn- K,H_RCV. T. J. Williams; Llanfihangel Esceifiog—H. Roberts; Llangadwaladr—John Lewis; Llnngoeil— T. Jones, Tvcerrig Lhugrwtioliw—Richard Evans I,!an- igtyn- Willim Thomas; Vausadwrn-Rt. Williams; Trefdmeth-O Jones. Tvoicryn. The first business of the Board was to elect a Chair. man for the ensuing year. Upon the motion of Mr. W. T. Rogers, Aecoridei by Mr. Richard Evans, Mr. Bicknell was unanimously re- elected Chairman. The Chairman then said-Getitlemen I litva so often had to thank you for the renewal of the honour winch you annually confer upon me, that I can only repeat the same observations which I have been in the habit of addressing you over again. 1 do consider it a great honour to be appointed, year after year, to preside over the deliberations of your Board, which appears has, so far, met wil,h your Approval. I hope that the same as- sistance will be given to me, and the same courtesy extended to me as Ins been uniformly shewn since I have occupied this chair; and that we shall work ami- cably together, not for our own benefit, but for the be- fit of those entrusted to our charge—the poor. (Hear, heftr.) Upon the motion of Mr. R. Parry, seconded by Mr. Griffith, Mr. Simeon and Mr. Rogers were re-elected Vice-chairmen—Mr. Simpun to take precedence. The Visiting Committee were then appointed, to be composed of the same gentlemen as last year. Assessment Committee.-T„e following gentlemen were appointed on the Assessment Committeetxofficio Members—Hon. Colonel Pennant, W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., Rev. H. Wynne Jones, and the Rev. T. N. Wil. liacs, Abet*. GuarrThos-Mes8"s. C. Biokncll, George Simpson, Richard Hughes, and Wm. Pritchard, Tan-y- coed. The Committee to meet for the first time that dav fortnight. The Clerk called attention to a report wlotch the As- sessment Committee had to forward annually to the Se- cretary of State, and suggestod the materials necessary for the preparation of that document, which it was pro- posed to roti at the next meeting. A letter was read from the Poor Law Board, in which they state that they saw no objection to increase the -titry of the Colleetor of Rates for Pentraefch, as prop3 ei. Pr A resolution, paved at a Vestry held at Llandegfan, to increase the salary of the collector of rates for that naiish from £ 12 to Cl ft, was read, which, with the rea.. son allied for that course, were ordered to be sent to the Poor Law Board.
ABERDOVEY. ACCIDENT.—On rrihv 1 i-st, A man named William Jones wax fearfully cru^uid between the wa ;gons. He was in the act of returning wairgons from the railway down a siding to a railway barge," for the purpose of conveying th i iver to nyslas, being on the break of the first waggon, he arrived at th3 barge, and suddenly stopped the waggon he was riding' on, so that the other waggons, with great force knocked the one he w;ia on, off the line, sj tliit wi-J buffer of tie se- cond w.ggon crushed Ilia leg ag tinst the body of the first watjefon, and broke it in three pl tees. He was irnme- diately taken :iome, and had medical attendance, but he is so much hurt, that it is not likely he will recover.
ABERFFRAW. FAIR.—This annual fair was held on Tuesday, the 25th instant. There W!M t numerous coUection of cat tle, though many anticipated that the gathering this year would be much under the average number in con- sequence of divers dealers having visited the neighbour- hood a few days previous to the fair day; however there was a goodly number on that day, and many sales effec- ted at rather advanced prices. There is one feature of novelty connected with this fair which is highly com- mendable and worthy the imitation of other towns where fairs are held, as undoubtedly it is productive of much good-- we allude to the awarding of prizes in two different classes of horses, viz., for the best thorough- bred stallion adapted for the saddle or harness, and also tor the best cart horse or one adapted for agricultural purposes. The prizes this year were warmly contested for, as the number of competitors were far more numer- ous than on any other previous occasion. The first prize in the first class was awarded to "Oceanns," the pi operty of Sir Richard W. Bulkeley. This celebrated and well known horse is in prime condition, and reflects the highest credit upon his groom; in short, he is a perfect picture of symmetry and beauty; it is also note- worthy that the first prizes at the Bangor Agricultural Meeting, 1863, and at the Llangefni Meeting, 1864, were also awarded to the stock of Oceanus." The second class was awarded to Napnleon," the pro- perty of Messrs. Griffith, Treddafydd. This also was a fine horse, adorned with many medals gained in different agricultural shows in England. The adjudica- tors this year were Mr. Dickens, Bodorgan, Mr. Wood- ruff and Mr. Evans, Llangristiolus.
BOTTWNOG. A concert was given in the Grammar School at the above place, by the Dottwnog and Meillteyro choirs, on the ovcninR of Eaotltr Monday lost. Tho dooro opened at half-past five and the concert commenced at six, and the programme was gope through in the following or- der:—Miss Jenkins accompanying on the piano—"Rhaul i mi farw" sung by Mr. E. Williams (Ylltyr Eryri.) A prize was awarded to Mr. E. Jones, Neigwl Plas, for the best treatise on Liberty of conscience." The anthem Crist ein Pasc ni" (by Ylltyr Eryri), by the choir. A prize was again awarded to Mr. E. Jones for the best treatise on Prejudice." "YmweJiad y bardd" by Ylltyr Eryri. A prize was awarded to a boy fiom Llan. iestyn of the name of O. Owens, for the best Welsh parsing. The anthem Moeswch i'r Arglwydd (by Ylltyr Eryri) by the choir. Two prizes were awarded for singing- the 1st to P. Parry, Sarn, the 2nd to a little girl from the same place. "The cottage by the sea" by Mr. A Jenkin on the cornet. Solo and chorus, Tynerwch," by Mr. R. Owen, Llandegwning, and the choir. Ar D'wysog gwlad y bryniau" by Mr. A. Jenkin's choir of boys. Dewiswn fod yn faban" by Ylltyr Eryri. Duet and chorus, Llwyn onn," by Miss Hughes and Mr. Owen, and the choir. Duet, Siriol- deb," by Messrs. R. Jones and R. Parry, Sarn. "Ring, ring, the banjo" by Mr. A. Jenkin's choir. Hiawatha polka" by Mr. A. Jenkin on the cornet and Miss Jen- kin on the piano. "Cenfigen" by Messrs. R. and W. Parry and son. Nos a bore, solo and chorus, by Ylltyr Eryri and choir. I wisgo aur goron" by the choir. "God save the Queen" was snng at the end. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Ylltyr Eryri for his indefatigable exertions in training the choirs for the occasion; and the correct manner in which the pieces were gone through give him great credit. The style of singing was superior to what we generally hear in rural districts. The room was crowded to excess, and amongst the number present we noticed the Rev. J. Rowlands, rector of the parish Rev. T. Jones, rector of Llanengan; Rev. Hugh Roberts, vicar of Aberdaron; Mrs. Roberts and family; Rev. T. H. Richards, Llan- gian; Mian Rumsey Williams, Carnarvon; J. Hughes, EM RhydMch, and Mi. Hughe.; MtM Owen, PwU- hS M?MSth. Trewan; Mr. G. °Jen .nd the MiMM Owen, Bodnithoedd, &c. We understand that I the concert was got up by Mr. A. Jenkin.
I DOLGELLEY. I Owing to the great influx of navvies and other work- men in connection with the railway works in this neigh- bourhood, drunkenness and disorderly conduct has greatly increased in this usually quiet and orderly town. The drunken orgies and riotous conduct of these men, from Saturday evening till Monday morning, is becom- ing an intolerable nuisance. Though the great majority of the public-houses are well conducted, there are a few amongst them that are a disgrace to their proprietors. They disregard their own reputation and the pains and penalties to which they subject themselves in supplyiug these poor men with drink to make beasts of themselves evfcn during the prohibited hours on Sundays. This has increased to such an extent that some of the more re- spectable inhabitants, who wish to enjoy the quiet and decorum of the Lord's day, have remonstrated, and de- manded that the law and police regulations should be enforced against the delinquents. Before resorting to stringent measures, it has been thought advisable to ca?)t upon all the hotel-keepers and publicans in the town, to request their co-operation with the authorities to abate the nuisance. Consequently, on Saturday, the 22nd instant, Lewis Williams, Esq., J.P., Vronwnion, P. Bas- set, Esq., Brynmair, W. Williams, Esq., Ivy House, Rev. Lewis Jones and Rev. Mr. Richards, curates of the pa- rish, and W. Williams, Esq., Vronwnion, called upon every hotel-keeper and publican in the town, and ob- tained their signature to a Written engagement, binding themselves not to sell any intoxicating drink between 11 o'clock on Saturday night and 6 o'clock on Monday morning, except to lodgers in their houses, or to bona fide travellers, according to the true intent and meaning of the Act of Parliament. It is not only a public scan- dal and a nuisance to the inhabitants, but most unfair towards the respectable licensed victuallers of the town, to allow those who are dishonestand unprincipled enough to break the law with impunity. It is to be hoped ttat this will be sufficient to remove the evil, and so obviate the necessity for ulterior proceeding.
I FESTINIOG. I SLATE QtJAnniEa.—Remarkably perfect cleava.ge.-On the 16th ult., was split by Mr. William Rd. Williams, one of the foremen at Rhiwbryfdir Slate Co.'s Quarry (Messrs. Mathew & Son), a block 8 ft. long, so thin that the thickness of each slate was only 1-32 of an inch. We are not aware that a better specimen of per- fect cleavage was ever shown than at the above men- tioned quarry. So thin the slates appeared that this block, after it was split, closely resembled leaves of a book.
I LLANDUDNO. 1 LIBRARY AND READING Room.-We have great plea- sure in recording the progress of this promising Institu- tion, which, thanks to the vigorous action of the sub- committee appointed to superintend its organization, bids fair to open its doors for the reception of members early next month. A meeting of the sub-committee was held on the 21st ultimo, and the important subject as to the hire of a room for the use of members was fully discussed. The matter did not end here, for the room next the shop under St. Geor, ge's Hall was there and then taken, on very advantageous terms, including the occasional hire also, of St. George's Hall, on very moderate terms, whenever required. Three members of the sub-committee undertook to superintend the fit- ting up, and the whole, it is hoped, will be in good working order early in next month. The sub-committee having thus steadily progressed, a meeting of the Llan. duduo Library Institute was called to receive the report of the sub-committee, and at that meeting the proceedings were fully and unanimously confirmed and apptoved. It is understood that by the close of this week a Libra- rian will have been engaged, and that the next meeting will be held in the room, now for twelve months the property of the Llandudno Library and Reading Room. If stimulus were needed—which it is not-it would be found in the fact that letters have been received from many influential gentlemen promising help and support to this movement. Among these names, are those of the Lord Bishop of Bangor, W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., Plascoch, George Walker, Esq., Gloddaeth, and many others and we most sincerely tru.t that the inhabitants of Llandudno and its neighbourhood will come forward unanimously in support of a good movement, whose aim and object is the philanthropic one of bettering the con- dition of the working classes, and affording them the means of intellectual improvement and self-culture The greater the amount of funds placed at the disposal of the sub-committee, the greater will be the amount of good they will be enabled to effect, and it appears to us that the energy and promptitude of their action hi- therto has fully entitled them to the confidence and support which we doubt not they will raise from the whole population of the town of Llandudno. I IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. The ordinary meeting of the Commissioners was held on Monday which was attended by the following gentlemen:—Mr. C. S. Lemon, in the chair, Messrs. W. F. Chapman, Thomas Jones, Thomas Parry. James Wil. liams, Joseph Jones, liaiah Davies, L. Raw, Evan Hughes, Thomas Roberts, and John Hughes. Pinance.-The Finance Committee reported that they had examined bills to the amount of £19 19s. 5d. Cheques were granted for payment of same as follows.— W. Brookes, Road Surveyor, JE12 13s. 5d., John Jones, rent of vaults, €1 8s. 4d., W. Hughes, painter, El 8s., W. Brookes, Charcoal, 7Jd, Thos. Atkinson, cartage contract, jE4 2s. 6d. Carting Alanitre.-The attention of the Commissioners was directed to a anarge by Mr. Atkinson for carting ma- nure. After referring to Mr. Atkinson's tender, and the requirements of the Act, it appeared that the ciiarge was perfectly fair and correct. The Surveyor was di- rected to make enquiries for a suitable place to receive the refuse. Pursuant to notice, Mr. LEMON moved, that the sum of JE5 to the Sergeant of Police, and X2 10s. each to the two Constables, be allowed annually for their assistance as inspectors of nuisances, and in carrying out the bye- laws as suggested by the Chief Constable in a letter ad- dressed to John Wyatt, Esq., Mr. Lemon stated the reasons why he had brought forward the motion, and pointed out that the duties of the police would not su. persede the functions of the Surveyor. The effect which the indelicate position assumed by gentlemen bathing in Llandudno, would have upon the future prosperity of the place, and the facility with which a dress could be worn on the occasion, rendered it imperative upon the Board to enforce the Bye-laws upon all bathers. Mr. CHAPMAN seconded the motion. The CLERK reminded the Board that they had already power to inflict a penalty of not more than 40s. upon each person offending against the Bathing regulations. Mr. EVAN HUGHES doubted whether the fine could be inflicted upon a person neglecting to provide himself with the dress alluded to. It had been tried in England, and failed. Mr. LEMON.—Then if so, I would move anotter reso- lution instead. I would propose that the machines be shifted further south. Mr. CHAPMAN—The Act gives power to punish any bathing irregularity; and our Bye-laws, which have been approved of in Quarter Sessions, points out as an irregu- larity, that of gentlemen neglecting to wear some kind of bathing dresses. Mr. LEMON read the Chief Constable's letter, addres- sed to Mr. Wyatt, of Plas Gogarth, permitting the police to be engaged as Inspectors of Nuisances, and to assist generally in the carrying out of the Bye-laws. Ths CLERK showed the impracticability of disturbing the present position of the Bathing Machines, which was fixed in the Bye-laws, and if they decided to have the same altered again, it would necessitate their going to the Quarter Sessions again for renewed powers. Mr. CHAPMAN said-this was a question which had occupied the attention of the Board for years. The situation of the machines had been removed several times, and removed quite far enough already. If gen- tlemen could be prevailed upon to wear aprons or tunics it would remove the grounds of complaint which they had so often heard of. One of these dresses could be bought, he believed, for 9d. If the police were appointed to enforce the Bye-laws, he thought they would carry more weight and authority than the Surveyor would, whose duties need not be superseded by those of the po- lice. They might assist in carrying out other parts of the Bye-laws, which had never been fully carried out since they had been framed. He considered the motion a step in the right direction. Mr. THOMAS UORERTS feared that if this Bye-law respecting the wearing of dress should be too rigorously enforced, it might tell prejudically to the interest of the town. Why not enforce Rule 17, which enforced a pe- np.lty upon owners of bathing machines for permitting gentlemen to bathe without dresses Mr. THOMAS JONES enquired what was it the police did for the X2 12s. 6d. which was allowed them annual- ly by the Board ? He thought the police could hardly be expected to be continually near the bathing machines, enforcing the Bye-laws without neglecting their other duties. If the police agreed to enforce their other Bye- laws for L2 12s. 6d., and did not do so, what guarantee had they if they agreed to do the same kind of work for a larger turn that they would not be equally neglectful as they had been when receiving the lesser sum Mr. CHAPMAN believed that the £10 then proposed to be given to the police included the former sum; and with regard to the inability of the police to be at the machines, he reminded Mr. J ones that they had three police and only one Surveyor. Mr. EVAN HOUHBS said if the motion imposed upon the police the duty of enforcing generally the Bye-Uwi, a, would support it. Mr. THOMAS JONEs-In that case we shall be payiat more for enforcing the Bye-laws than we already do. C Mr. THOMAS PAHBY— But why are they not carried out! Why not compel the Surveyor to do his duty I Mr. CHAPMAN thought it was their duty to see that the Bye-laws were properly enforced by the Surveyor. and if he did his duty there would be no necessity for -the motion. Mr. LEMON, seeing that his seconder withdrew his support, begged to withdraw his motion. The CLERK pointed out that the Surveyor was, after all; entitled to some consideration at their hands. He had about 100 bathing machines, and about the same number of hackney carriages, donkeys, poneys, Jtc., to look after in the summer, and he asked if it waa reason*, ble to suppose that he could look after all these. in ad. dition to the sewage and ashpits, and give entire satisfy, tion Mr. CHAPMAN agreed with the Clerk that Brookes had a good deal to do in the Summer, and that assistance would be required to enable him to carry out the Bye. laws. Mr. E. HUGHES, seeing that Mr. Lemon had withdrawn his motion, proposed that £10 (minus the f2 12s. 6d.) be given to the police as already stated. Mr. RAW seconded the motion, and asked why it was that Brookes did not enforce their Bye-laws It was because they did not order him to do so. Summonses were issued and money wasted, by abandoning the sum. monses. The motion was then agreed to. Names of Streets, &c.-iNir. EVAN HUGHES moved that names of streets be painted up in some convenient and conspicuous place, and that owners and occupiers of houses be called upon to affix numbers to their houses. Agreed to. A Nuisanct.-A memorial from a number of inabi. tants living in Mostyn Street, complaining of the state of waste land, near the Cambrian Inn, was read. The Clerk was directed to order the occupier to fence it out. The Carriage Accident.-Upon the motion of VJr> Chapman, a cheque was issued for the payment of Capt Lloyd's claim for an accident which occurred some time ago by the Commissioners leaving a heap of stones on the road. Mining Operations on the Mountain.-fhe following letter, received from W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., Plascoch calling attention to the dangerous state of the mountain, was read PiMCoeh. AMiMey. Mnd Apnl, im. Sir -1 have long anticipated addressing the UMdudno 1W. missioners on the insecure, Indeed, I may add danerous state in which the sunken shafts on the Great Orme's Head are in and have been for many years but on a recent ramble on that mountain, I was horrified to perceive for the first time, not only the disgraceful state in which these holes are left open to the peril of human beings as well as of the brute creation but I was also equally astounded that the rocks alone the town and along this picturesque hill should be allowed to be excavated, regardless of all system, to the peril of human life and property, I cannot imagine that the Commissioners can be aware of the manner in which these quarries are being worked, and I beg you will at the next meeting of their Board. call attention to the im. minent risk to which these may possibly give rise to the loss of valuable lives and property. Independent of possessing personal interest in Llandudno, the regard for my fellow creatures, prompts me to draw the attention of the Coinmi-sioners to the subject to which I have alluded, besides which, I am satisfied that if an accident was to occur, arising from either, the pros- perity of this charming watering place would not only be dete. riorated but annihilated. I write this letter with no other iotea- tion than calling the remembrance of the Commissioners. I remain, your obedient servant, W. BULKELEY HUGHES. To John Williams, Oler', to the Commissioners Llandudno. Mr. CHAPMAN said he understood Captain Lloyd had been served with a notice to have one of the shafts closed, at the time when a number of sheep were destroyed. Mr. JAMES WILLIAMS said, the shafts were examined some eighteen months ago by the Government Inspector. Mr. CHAPMAN remarked that Mr Thomas Jones covered over the shafts over which he had charge. Mr. JONES said that the shafts under his superinten. dence were always covered, except the one from which they drew water. The Clerk was directed to write to the Mine Proprietors to make the shafts secure, and also to serve notices upon the tenants of the quarries to desist from working them. Railway A rrange'nentg.-A letter was read from Mr. Leyland, inviting a number of the Commissioners to meet him, to complete the railway arrangements, pre- paratory to the coming season, when the following gen- tlemen, in addition to the Clerk, were appointed to con- fer with him upon the subject:—Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. Raw. Wallace's Band.—Mr. Wallace, Band master, obtained permission to play on the Promenade, during the en. suing months. The meeting was then adjourned to that day fortnight.
MACHYNLLETH. THE CONCERT.— A Grand Amateur Concert was held at the Vane Hall, Machynlleth, on Thursday evening, the 20th instant, under the distinguished patronage of the Earl and Countess Vane, and the Ladies and Gen- tlemen of the town and neighbourhood, the proceeds of which are to be appropriated to the repairing of the Or. gan at the Parish Church, Machynlleth. The company was large and highly respectable, amongst whom we no- ticed :The Countess Vane, Viscount Seah^m, the Hon. Mr. H. Vane Tempest, Plas Machynlleth, Colonel Ap- perley and eons, Morben, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart & family, Esgair Hall, Mrs. Ford, Llwyugwern, the Rev. G. Griffiths and Mrs. Griffiths, the Rectory, Machynlleth, Mrs. Howell and family, Dolguog Hall, C. F. Thruston, Esq., Talgarth Hall, the Rev D. Evans, Incumbent of Corris, the Rev. W. G. Davies, and Mrs. Davies, tho Rectory, Cemmes, the Rev W. Jenkins, Curate of Ma- chynlleth, Captain Lloyd, Coroner, Dr. Lloyd, S. Phelps, Esq., and Mrs. Phelps, J. O. Jones, Esq. Mrs. Jones, and family, Bronygrog, Mr. and Mrs. Anwyl and family, Llwynon, Mr. T. Morgan, &c., &c. The programme of the evening's proceedings was most judiciously selected, and contained most choice selections. Dr. Sloman, of Welshpool, presided at the piano, and fully maintained the reputation accorded to him as a first rate player and a thorough master of Music. Such indeed was the high standard of the evening's performance, both vocal and instrumental, that all present were most highly gratified. When all did so well, it would be invidious to particula- rize. Several pieces were encored. We think we speak the sentiment of all who were present when we say that it was one of the most pleasant evenings of the kind we have witnessed at Machynlleth, and that all who love the prosperity of the cause of' our Parish Church here unite with us in grateful acknowledgement of thanks for the voluntary kind assistance given by the evening's performers to the fund for the repair of our Organ at this Parish.
TOWYN. VESTRY MEETING.—The usual Easter Vestry for the appointment of Churchwardens, took place in the vestry room on 1 hursday last. Mr. Richard Price was voted to the chair. The business was of very short duration, the old wardens, Mr. William Parry and Mr. Adam Hunt, were again re-elected the former for the Parish, and the latter the Vicar's Warden. PARISH OFFICERS.—The following persons have been appointed overseers for the poor for the parish of Towyn. -J ohn Silvester, Esq., Sandilands; D. E. Kirkby, Esq., Dolagwyn; Mr. John Williams, Aberdovey; and Mr. Thomas Jones, Braichaiau. The following persons have consented to act as Guardians.—Mr. Maurice Davies, Court, Mr. Rice Edwards, Gwyddan, and Mr. Robert Roberts, Perveddynant. The following gentlemen have been elected members of the Local Board of Health- John Silvester, Esq., Chairman; J. H.Cotterell, Esq.; J. Webster, Esq., Aberdovey; Jas. Hughes, Esq., GO" garth; Rev. J. Griffiths; Mr. Wm. Pany, Towyn; Owen Daniel, senior; Owen Daniel, junior; Mr. Robert Edwards, Aberdovey; Mr. W. W. Jones, Towyu; ana Mr. Edward Davies, Gwyndy. THE VrsiTor.,3.—The suddeness in the change of the weather, from severe cold to intense heat has been the causa, doubtleea, of reminding some families that the sea side would be a pleasurable resort during this fine hot weather. Several families have made their appearance and many more are expected shortly. FISTIING IN THE Dvsy:NT RIVER.-During the past week the sport hau been excellent, one gentleman caugnt, in two days, oeven fish, weighing ilbs., the largest weighed 24; lbs., and was in first raw condition, the others varied from 5| to lljlbs. each
From Stockholm it is reported that the otiy child of the King of Sweden, the Princess Louise, aged between 13 and 14, had been ill for some days. Her royal highness's illness gives rise to no uneasiness, as it IS attributed to an unduly rapid development during last year. A memorial from the merchants, landoiruers, farmers, and settlers in British Xaffraria has been presented to the Queen, praying that that colony might be made penal settlement. The memorialists contend that the introduction of convicts would be an immense advaa* tage to the colony, and would develope its resources an capabilities. General Fanti, whose death has been recently an' nounced (says the Avenir National), appointed General Cialdini to be guardian of his children, whose whole fortune amounts to only 1000 francs a ye«. The fad that the deceased, who had been Minister of War !MM, Dictator of Emilia, should have left no mors proves hiS disinterested patriotism.. The Tribunal of Baden-Baden bas just giUIl jU;¡ ment in a case which had strongly excited ,u. curiosity. It concerned some scandalous sœ ",hie took place last autumn in the converMtMa-roc? Many women of the demimon& figured ,,ong the number of the accused, and one of them, who, w „ far forgotten herself as to give a police agent a bidw i0n the face, ha< been condemned by default to Wo months' imprisonment.