airtftg, Vlarriaots, aitd tattu. I -?'M.?,, Marrigu, a»' P«?? '"MtM be M?<t«<M<«! ??M"? '?' rf ? *??' or ?" "?*- bl t hh 11" awredittd Ag,,nts. in future nOllces of Birth* and Ma,. (V: WUI charged as dv.rlilemenl. at the uniform rate °sUltne each and except where the party sending has an ,nnntatth« 0 ce, prepayment mUll be made, or the ''?" n) ot a r. If more convenient to the Mnder. pay. .?mSiein R.d 1'o.t?. SWrap.. Obituary notice. n?IA.r /™ '°" BIRTHS. On theOth lastIthe wife of Mr. Tbomas TAwls. Frondeg, Ban- ""r 011 t? ? ?h int, the wife of 0. P. Picton Jones, Eiq.. Yorke- lpf, of »onL. house, of a son. DEATHS. ?.)..Mth)n.t..?d ft Mr John JonM. UUor. Cadnant, ?0'TwUMCwn. t.?ndegtM. An?e.ey. () the 6th 't.. Wd 63, Mr, John ?" letter carrier, Mach. poeth. nth Inst, at Ga"h Terrace, aged S years, Annie IAm. 0" '? ?.)y beloved child of Frederick and Dora Corney. ()Ð v t.ithtMt Medt'.ArtharWttktn.youn?ettMaofthe '*??rd?- ?. of MM.myMn. D.nbi?h.hir.. on Ibe 71b inst" "!led 5 yean, William Henry, son of Mr. ? }.?h ? ?th Commercial traveller, M.nche.ter. ih Sth inst., Robert D. Jones, son of Mr. D. Jones, steward n/ tWrorsedd Quarry. l.1. 5th inst, aged 73, Mr. Robert fonUMt, plumber, of -S).n ttreet. Denbigh. ?O* ..?h. 'm'h inst., at the residence of her sister, 39, Spring- fl Id 39, men, daughter of the late Mr. Owen Owen. soUd. \Of, 0 Carnarvon. *°*' ° «th inst. at 3, Grove villas, Osmaston-road, Derby. In hl.> ^.wear theRev Frederick Parry, B D„ formerly incum- M')': B ughton, Chester, and afterwards for 15 years ?'"°?tof St. el menc& Church, Toxteth park, Liverpool. l" ?rdiMt at Holvwell, ?ed3eye*r<.Mr. Thomas G Simon Y ?r second son of the late Mr. James SImon formerly ￼ ?i,d Child Inn, Holywell. 1 .W iMh<Ht.tMoid.E)iMbtth. wtdowofFrMcit Pring. .?'T'to". Someraet.?.d79. \t. ithiMt ttUMdepti.ot consumption, aged 32 years, j?iM." ?"? Quarryman.
ABERDOVEY. PETTY SESSIONS. Friday, MAY 5.-Before M. T. Pugh and John Pugh, Ksqra. There were no cases of any importance at these Ses- sions. P.C. Jones, of Corns, charged two men with being drunk and riotous, and they were each fined 10s. and Costs. Affiliation.-Mary Evans v. J. Jones.-Ordered to pay It 6d. per week and costs.
BETHESDA. EMIGRATION.—We hear that large numbers of emi- gmnt4, nearly all quarrymon, are weekly leaving this "eighbourhood for the United States. About 40 young Inen left here on Mouday last, and were accompanied by their friends and relations to Bangor and Menai Bridge, en route for Liverpool, the point of their embarcation. ST. ANN'S.—On Friday, the 5tli instant, the confirma- tion candidates, and the catechetical class of this district, 'MnAehag about 150 to 200, were invited, by the Rev. D' Th(?mas, to the parajnaxe, were they where plentifully MXded with excellent tea, bun loaf, and confectionery. A favouraMe chan"e in the weather tempted them to (lut-door spoas under the surveillance of the Revs. Thomas and J. Morgan Mr. Meredith, Glanogwen and Mr., Davies, St. Ann's. Nightfall putting a stop to their festivities, they departed highly gratified with their evening treat. And on the evening of Wednesday last the choristers of St; Ann's, about 40 in number, partook Of their kind pastor's annual treat of a good supper, with » plentiful supply of the genuine English beverage, under the stimulating effects of which, and particularly of the wis of punch, they sang several songs, and toasted the 6 powers that be," as all loyal and true subjects do. After Some impressive remarks from the above rev. gentlemen M the importance of the duties they voluntarily under- took, and the urgent necessity of being always at their P* in the choir, tblc greniueo feiIat tpnmnfttofl with the National Anthem, and all departed, well satisfied that their services in the church have been appreciated. It may not be unbecoming to add that, on all future oc- casions of this kind, we hope the "punch,which, of course, is taken for granted, is henceforth to become part and parcel of all our coming choir suppers-will be contained in the beautiful silver cup her most gra- cious Majesty presented to our united church choirs, when the guests of the evening had the honour of singing before her Majesty during her last visit to Pen- rhyn Castle. THB VOLUNTE)CFts.-On Saturday, the 6th inst., the 1st aud 2nd Carnarvonshire (Penrhyn) Itifle Volunteers, assembled for their monthly drill, under the inspection of Adjutant Peel. Having marched from the armory to their usual drill ground, preceded by the Penrhyn Royal Brass Band, they were formed into a column of four companies, and went through several battalion move- ments in a very creditable style. They were also put through the Manual and Platoon Exercises, in which they exhibited a high degree of efficiency. On the ter- mination of the drill, Adjutant Peel expressed himself as being highly pleased with everything he had seen, and that the men would stand comparison with an equal number from any regiment of the Line. Later in the day the Volunteers marched through the town of Be- thesda, where the officers Adjutant Peel and Lieutenant H. A. Roberts, treated each man to a pint of prime ale, supplied by mine host, Mr. T. Roberts, of the Star Inn. Before breaking off, Sergeant Barker proposed rounds of cheers to the officers, whose liberality had just been partaken of; to which the men responded with a hearty good will. We understand that these companies will shortly commence Target Practice, on a new range in the Vale of Nant Franeon and as the ground is much more favourable than that of the old one; we are confida that a high average figure of merit will be attained. LOCAL BOARD or HEALTH.—The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board, was held at the Douglas Arms Hotel, in this town, on Saturday last, when the following members were present :-Rev. John Evans, (in the chair), Messrs. John Sennar, Hugh Thomas, Richard Hughes, and W. Y. Hardie, Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, the following business was then transacted. jerlan District Drainage, t-c.-The Clerk said that in pursuance of the request of the last meeting he had waited upon Mr. Barber, of the firm of Messrs. Roberts, Barber, and Hughes, and had got a case drawn up for submission to Counsel, setting forth the questions upon which the Board required to be further advised in rela- tion to this private improvement district, and now sub- mitted for their perusal, the case, together with the opinion of W. G. Lumley, Esq., thereon. The Clerk having read the case, pointed out in the opinion those portions bearing most particularly on the mode of pro- cedure for the recovery of the costs and the extent to which the intended works could be carried out, Couns being of opinion that at present the contemplated w sel could not be carried out to the extent the Board desired, it was therefore agreed to defer further consideration of the question, and of the course to be adopted in future, regarding Gerlan Houses aud improvements to the next meeting of the Board. At this juncture of the proceeiings, the Chairman being obliged to retire, Mr. Richard Hughes was elected to the seat, and carried on the business. Alleged Gerlan Roads encroachmeits.-Resolved that the Highway Committee do visit the place, and report thereon to the next meeting. Nuisances.-Resolved that notices be served upon Howell Roberts, to abate the nuisance complained of by the Inspector, and if not removed within the time speci- fied in such notice, that he be requested to summon him forthwith. A complaint by Mrs. Thomas, of the Ship Inn, against William Roberts, and Godfrey Morton, from whose premises there flows to hers a great nuisance. Notice to be served upon the parties to abate if possible, the nuisance complained of, Mr. Hughes undertaking as agent for one of the persons, to do what could be done to remedy the evil. Building plang.-Plan of one house for Mr. John Williams, Ogwen Street. Approved subject to the Board's Bye-laws. Plan of Baptist chapel (Gomel Garden) corner of Peny- bryn road. Approved subject to the distances of the adjacent houses, as marked on plan, being adhered to. Plan of houses for William Jones, of 31, High Street, Bethesda, intended to be erected in the garden of No. 38, High Street, with an entrance to the Pantdrainiog Road, submitted, but not approved, the Clerk, having visited the place and advised the Board not to give their appro- val, the site not being fit for such buildings at present. Plan of a brew house intended to be erected behind the George Inn, Carneddi road, for Mr. Robert Jones. Re- ferred back for further consideration, the dimensions on plan not being sufficiently explicit, or the plan to scale. Penrhyn road cigmpluint.-Resol%,ed that the Inspec- tor use as much of the stone deposited by the roadside as he can for the repairs of the said road, he must make the parties who deposited them there remove the remainder at their own cost, otherwise to summon them for therobstructioii. Rdte Arrears.-Ann Thomas, of Cilfodan Street, was allowed her rate arrears on account of poverty, the other appellants ordered to be summoned. Cheques for the usual accounts having been signed, the members separated. The Clerk informed the Board that it would be less expensive for him to go up in Hughes' and Littler's 'Bus, if they would hold their meetings at 2 o'clock p.m., in lieu of one o'clock as at present, which was agreed to, and the Clerk requested to attend future meetings ac- cordingly.
CORWEN. LLANGOLLEN AND COHWIM RAILWAY.—Our readers will, no doubt, be glad to know that this line was opened for passeugers on Monday last, and will be opened for general traffic next Monday, the 15th inst. INQUEST.—On the 8th inst., an inquest was held at Bryn Tavarn, Brynsaintmarchog, in the parish of Gwyddelweru, on the body of a child of the name of David Davies, aged 2 years and 9 months-son of Ed. ward Davies, of Llwyn-biain Mill, before Wm. Williams, Esq Deputy Coroner, and a respectable jury, of ifrhom Mr. John Thomas, was foreman. Deceased was found drowned under the Mill water wheel, and is believed to have been carried there some distance by the current stream that turns the said wheel. It appeared by the evidence given by the mother that he was picked out of the said stream twice before about 12 months previously. Verdict-" Accidental death.
DOLGELLEY. THE IDRIB CRICKET CLUB.—To players and admirers of the manly old English game of cricket, this town promises every indulgence in the pursuit of their fa- vourite game this season. A new club has been started, supported, and patronised by the elite of the place. R. N. Williams, Esq., Lwyn, has been nominated captain, and Mr. Jones, of N. P. Bank, secretary. We expect some very good playing this summer. DOLMELYNLLTN SCHOOL.—Many of our readers are aware that a new minute came into operation lately touching night schools, that they can be examined by the managers of a school previously receiving Government aid and that the examination papers are to be sent to the managers and opened in the presence of the can- didates, and when the candidates have finished with them they are to be sealed up and returned to the Privy Council Office. This is considered a great improvement over the old system, hence the proprietor and master of this school determined to avail themselves of this al- teration, and the night school attached to the school, held during the winter months, was examined on Tues- day, 2nd inst., when a good per centage passed In the 3 R's. This, surely, is a great encouragement shewn towards the cause of education by our Government, and the mmagein of every Natioiyl and Mfrb School, to every village and town throughout Wales, should avail themselves of the opportunity to bring about, in addi- tion to the wonderful good they have achieved already, a way to educate our adults, and to diminish at least beer drinking and other pernicious habits prevalent in our country. Besides thus effecting a work of para- mount importance to the well-being of humanity, they would also considerably increase the school funds.
MACHYNLLETH. COURT LEET DiN.NER.On Friday the 5tli inst., at the invitation of D. Howell, Esq., the respected steward of the manor of Cyfeilog, the various jurors, constables, homagers, &c., belonging to the manor assembled at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, in this town, to discharge the duties of the great Leets, view of Fraukledge, and Court Baron of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., for Easter 1865. At three o'clock in the afternoon the company sat down in the Town Hall, to a first rate dinner, pro- vided by Mr. Rowlands, of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel. The chair was occupied by D. Howell, Esq., steward, and the vice chair by Mr. J. Meredith. Amongst the company present we noticed the Rev G. Griffiths, Rector of Nlachynlleth Rev. Thomas Davies, Rector of Llanwrin Captain Lloyd, Coroner J. O. Jones, Esq., Bronygog R. Anwyl, Esq., Llygwy E. Morgan, Esq., solicitor J. Morgan, Esq., iiiei-ebaiit E. Pugh, Esq. land agent, Llanbrynmair; J. It Rowlands, Esq., Mr. E. Anwyl, Llwynon Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Owen, Mr. Jones, the School; Mr. Jones, merchant; Mr. Griffiths, do.; Mr. Moses Hughes, .\Jr. Jenkins, tanner; Mr. Evans, do., &c., &c. Various toasts, including those of "Sir W. W. Wynn and family," The Earl and Coun- tess Vane and family," ar.d the Chairman and Vice- Chairman," were proposed and received with much ap- plause. A pleasant evening was spent and the company broke up at an early hour. BOARD OF GCABDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meet- ing of the Guardians of this Union was held at the Union Workhouse on Wednesday last. The Rev. W. G. Davies, Cemrnaes, in the chair. The following Guar- dians were present:—The Rev. Thos. Davies, Llanwrin, J. F. Jones, Esq., M. E. Lewis, Esq., Gartligwynion, Mr. R. Jones, Bacheiddon, Mr. J. Meredith, Penrhyn, Mr, J. Evans, Eglwysfach, Mr. R. Edwards, Towyn, Mr. R. Davies, Pennal, Mr. J. Jenkins, Hengwm, and Mr. D. Davies, Cemmaes. The Clerk, as usual, read the minutes and resolutions of the former meeting which were approved of and signed by the Chairman. The master of the Workhouse reported that the number of paupers in the house at the end of the 5th week was 24. Vagrants, 23. The usual orders being made, the proceedings closed.
PORTMADOC. RAINFALL FOR APRIL, 1865. ) t,.t.t )_ Depth of Es n Days on STATIONS gam Gauge. Greatest Fall in 24 hours, Days Kain, STATIONS m auge. Total in I D ? bnow, or h M D th ate 0 ea. Hall wao Above I Above the Month Depth j sureInent mmeeaassuur^edd Ground 18=1 measure< ft. in. Ft. Portmadoc ? 20 2.10 1.40 April 6 6 31 aentwrog-Cae'n y coed 1 15 202 1.47 5 3 Festiniog-lilsenyddol 1 600 2.65 1.17 6 a Trawsfynydd 0 T 700 1.04 0.75 8 2 Beddgelert—Sygun 6 6 330 2.65 0.72 4 7 Llangybi-Cefn 1 1 200 1.93 0.66 5 11 Carnarvon-PI as Brereton 1 35 1.01 0.46 5 8 Llanberis- Glyn Padarn 1 377 132 0.84 5 8 „ Royal Victoria Hotel 1 a70 1.22 0,60 4 4 Dinorwic Quarry.. 1 10 850 1.10. 1 Bethesda-Penrhyn Quarry 5 1000 1,20 0.59 6 6 Brynderwen 1 650 1.13 0.60 5 6 l,lanllyfni-(,'ilgwyn Quarry 1 600 o.59 0.17 16 10 Bettws y coed 1 2 70 1.41 1.41 18 1 Rhiwbryfdir-Rliiwbryt. Quarry 10 1200 8 30 0.87 S 10 Lianystumdwv-Talarvor II 60 1.61 059 5 10 Pwllheli—Bodfean 137 q.33 6 8 11 Clynnog 0.98 0.60 4 9 Conway o 15 0.66 0.24 5 5 Bala Dolgelley 43 1.83 125 4 8 Aberdaron—Sam 340 1.63 0 43 IS 11 9 17 1.29 0 41 6 9 „ Llanfairynghornwy* 6 0 120 0.69 0 20 6 10 E. W. M. Portmadoc, May 6,1865. PORTMADOC CHURCH.—We are requested to state that the Welsh services in connection with the Church in Portmadoc will be continued as heretofore namely, in the forenoon and the evening, with a sermon each service; and that an English service will be held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, with a sermon. This arrange- has been made by the Rev. T. Thomas, himself. FUNERAL,On Monday last the mortal remains of Mr. R. Roberts, of Pensyflog, near this town, were con- veyed to their last resting place in Penmorfa church- yard. Above 200 persons, friends of the family, attend- ed the funeral, who formed in a procession nearly a quarter of a mile in length. The deceased was a very useful member of society, and was greatly respected for his probity and upright conduct in all his dealiugs. He was for the long period of 40 years deacon of the Calvin- istic Methodist Chapel in Tremadoc, of which body he was a zealous and consistent member; he was likewise for many years Guardian of the Poor for the parish of Ynyscynhaiarn; and for 25 years he acted as Vice-Pre- sident of the Tremadoc and Portmadoc Friendly Society, and in each capacity he acquitted himself well and cre- ditably.—" The memory of the just is blessed."
PWLLHELI. PETTY SZSSIONS,- Wednesday, May 10.—Before the Reverends John Owen, Chairman, and St. George Arm- strong Williams, Clerks, and S. 0. Priestley, and Owen Evans, Esqrs. Assault.—John Lugg, a sailor who said he was a na- tive of Plymouth, was charged with another person not in custody, as it was stated he had absconded, with having maliciously assaulted and beaten John Thomas, who lives at a farm, called Sychnant, in the parish of Llanaelhaiarn on the night of Saturday last. The offence was clearly proved against the defendant. Fined il 10s., and 19s. 6d. costs, in default to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for 2 calendar months. The money not being forthcoming, he was conveyed to prison the following day. Surveyor's A eco uAts.-Several of these officers appeared and presented their accounts, which after being examined were allowed. Assistant Overseer.—Mr. Robert Jones, of Penybont, in the parish of Llangian, was appointed assistant over- seer of the poor of that parish, on the nomination of the vestry, at an annual salary of £ 50. Drunkenness.-Evan Griffith of this town, was char- ged by P.C. Robert Jones, with the above offence at the parish of Abererch, on the 21st ult. Mr. Picton Jones appeared on behalf of the defendant, and called the latter and also three witnesses who proved the negative. The Bench after due consideration dismissed the complaint. Poor Rates assessments of the parishes of Nevin, Bryn- croes, Edeyrn, and Meilleyrn allowed and signed. Cattle straying on the Bighways.-Evan Williams, William Thomas, Ann Jones, Thomas Jones were seve- rally charged with allowing certain cattle to be straying on the highways, without having any person in charge of the same; the three first named defendants were let off on paying Is. 6d., the coats of the summons, and with a caution, the last named defendant was set at li- berty without any costs being inflicted. All these cases were prepared at the Instance of the police. Ilastardy.~Catherine Thomas obtained the usual order on Richard Jones, except the expenses which ap- peared had already been paid by the defendant as he birrmaif duA?W dl.
N.CTON" os THE BOROUGH FRANCHISE BILL.Amon the members who voted for Mr. Baines's bill for the ex. tension o f the franchise we find the following --Colonel ?1hH A. Bruce, L. L. Dillwyn, Sir John Han- mer, ?? uUMi Morris, Sir Hugh Owen, Lord Clarence Paget, E. L. ,,r,9e W. Owen Stanley, C. R. Talbot, C. ?.v H H. 'man, and G. H. Whalley. Agamst- ? ?? Mc)ard Bu)keky, Lord Richard Groay.no. David Jones, T ?.nn"-aring. 0. Morgan, Major Morgan, ???! PennaHl, David Puh, R. T. Rowley, Sir John will, Colonel William,, C. W. ?y"' and W. W. E. WNNJ]^ ?'E?n OF SIR DAVID DA VIES, K.C.H., M.D.-We have to record the death of Sir David Davies, K.C.H., M D who died at Lucca, Italy, a few days since, aged iVvears The deceased was the only son of Robert Davies, Esq., of Llwyn, Cardiganshire, by the youngest dauehter of John Price, Esq., of Khosybedw. He was born in 1763, and manied in 1819, to Mary Anne, youngest daughter of the Rev. John Williams. He re- ceived the Guelphic Order from William IV. a few days previous to that monarch's decease, and was knighted by ?,i,,n Victoria shortly after her Majesty's aeee?ion. HewM for some time in practice at Hampton, but left that town on being appointed physician to William IV. and the late Queen Dowager, whom he had attended professionally upwards of live years previous to their ac- cession.
RAILWAY COLLISION NEAR MEAI BRIDGE. On Tuesday evening last a report reached Bangor that an accident of an alarming nature had occurred that evening to the Carnarvon mail train, at a point between the tunnel and the Menai Bridge Station. The report, as usual, was accompanied by exaggerated statements as to the number of individuals killed and injured, &c. but from enquiries made on the spot we ascertained it to be only a rather severe collision, attended, we are happy to state, by no loss of life, but causing consider- able damage to the Company's property, and some slight injuries to the passengers. It appears that the mail train from Carnarvon arrived at Menai Bridge at 8 48 p.m., the down train from Chester being then overdue since 8 30 p.m. Just as the former was about crossing the Carnarvon branch to the up main line for Bangor, the engine of the Chester down train came in violent contact with that of the mail, the consequence of which was that the two engines were thrown off the line, and one ran into a second class carriage (fortunately unoccupied at the time) and smash- ed its front compartment to pieces. So great was the concussion that one or two buffers were completely cut off, and heavy plated iron sheetings severed off the engines. Some carriages of the Carnar- von train were also precipitated with violence against the rocks which lay on each side of the line. The drivers and stokers connected with both trains when they saw that the collision was inevitable saved themselves by jumping off the engines, but several of the psssengers were much shaken and bruised. Dr. Thomas, Westbury Mount, Menai Bridge, being sent for, was immediately onjthe spot, and examined eighteen passengers, all of whom he reported might proceed on their journey to Holyhead, with the exception of a young woman named Elizabeth Hughes who had her nose frightfully cut, and upon whom he had to make an operation. The up mail train from Holyhead having arrived picked up seven other passengers from the Carnarvon train, more or less severely injured, who were promptly attended to in Bangor by Doctors Hughes and Richards. All werepronounced out of danger, and those who did not reside in Bangor proceeded on their' journey in a day or two after. The guard" (William Thomas) who was in the van at the time of the occurrence received rather severe contusions and cuts about the head and face, but is now doing well. Upon hearing of the accident an engine and a num- ber of hands were immediately despatched trom Bangor station to the scene of disaster, where, under the su- perintendence of Ur. Saunders, superintendent, the debris was cleared away, aud the traffic, which was only impeded for a short time, resumed with the least pos- sible delay. Two engines and twelve carriages were conveyed to Bangor for repair in the morning, and some of them (especially the engines) bore evident marks of the violence and severity of the collision. It would appear the blame of the accident rests with the driver of the Carnarvon train, Hugh Williams, who ought to have noticed, on leaving the station, that the danger signal was up. In justice to him, however, we should state that he says the sign'al was down at half- angle when he started, and that before he reached it, it was afterwards put up, but too late for him to prevent the collision. This, of course, will be a subject for in- vestigation by the railway authorities, whose interest it is to protect their own property, and to see that the lives of the public are not jeopardised by the negligcnce of their servants. We may add that this is the first accident of the I kind on this part of the line, and it is certainly not too much for us to say that the Chester and Holyhead is one of the best managed lines in the kingdom. But we have often heard it remarked that the point of diver- gence for Carnarvon from the main line might be con- siderably improved; what engineering or other diffi- culties now stand in the way of that improvement, we cannot say, and are not able to pronounce an opinion.
AMLWCH. AMlwru MARKET HALL ANII PUBLIC BUILDINGS UOM- tixv (Limited)-We are informed that another meet- kg of the Provisional Directors of this Company was Lela Imt,,veek, and that satisfactory progress was re- Ported on the subject of the purchase of a site. We have on to believe that all parties connected with that im- proving locality appear cordially to wish well to their spirited neighbours' undertaking.
CARNARVON. I THE MILITIA.—The town is being enlivened by the drilling daily of this body of men. The soldierlike ap- pearance, and the general good conduct of the greater portion of them, does much credit to the corps. There is a small portion, however, of their comrades, which has given the police some trouble. CARNARVON HARBOUR.—We are glad to find since the decision of the suit at the last Assizes of Jackson v. O. Jones, the Trustees have shewn some signs of earnest- ness towards making the improvement for shipping so much needed. Surveys are being made, and we hope to see in the result no niggardly economy to spoil what they have so well begun. THE REWARD OF MERIT.—It is with great pleasure that we are able to record four instances of the good feeling and sympathy which exist between men who re- quire the application of skill and talent in attending to the various accidents and visicitudes to which in their dangerous occupations they are subjected to. The men d,iiiger(:? in four quarries in the neighbourhood of Car- narvon have testified their appreciation of the care and skilful treatment which they receive at the hands of Mr. Thomas Evans (son of Mr. It. Evans, Merddyn brych) bonesetter, Llatiliyfni, by presenting him with a sub- stantial testimonial. His experience, and his almost hereditary" skill in his profession, coupled with the readiness he displays at every moment to relieve the poor and the afflicted, deserve this special mark of honour, which the quarrymen have exhibited towards him.-Colnuwnic"ted. SUSPENSION OF A CAPTAIN'S CERTIFICATE.—On Fri- dav the.5th inst., Richard Parry, late master of the schooner Silence, of Carnarvon, appeared before the Local Marine Board at the Sailors' Home, Liverpool, in answer to a summons, issued at the instance of the Board of Trade, wherein he was charged with having for the last three years indulged in. excessive drinking, resulting iu organic disease of the brain, which had rendered him insane, and totally incapable of undertaking the duties of a master mariner, or of transacting any business what- ever. The members of the board prosent were Mr. L. H. M'lutyre (in the chair), Capt. Boyd, and Mr. T. S. Raffles, the stipendary magistrate. Mr. Tyudal conduct- ed the investigation on behalf of the Board of Trade, and called the captain's brother and sister and a surgeon, each of whom testified to Parry's weakness of memory and incapacity for the transaction of business. The first- named witness stated that he had heard that his brother had become very much addicted to drink, but he had never seen him drunk, and he attributed his weakness to family troubles. The captain himself said he felt he was not to be trusted, but he denied the charge of drunken- ness.—Mr. M'Intyre, in giving the decision of the board, said they could not but agree that Captain Parry was not at present capable of taking charge of a vessel. They were glid to have the opportunity of saying that there was no evidence that his incapacity arose from drunken- ness, but it was their duty to suspend his certificate. If at any time he got better, and could prove to the board that he was fit to take charge of a vessel, they would be clad to recommend the return of his certiiice. BOROUGH POLICE COUUT, May 8.—Before the Mayor, Llewelyn Turner, Esq., and Thomas Turner, Esq. The Rape Case— John J ones was again brought up this day on remand. The Mayor said that he would remand him again, and that he would not be released from custody under any circumstances until the little girl was found. Resisting a Police officer in the discharge of his duty.— Edward Roberts was charged with the above offence by P.C. John Roberts, who deposed that on the 10th ult., while he and P.C. Hugh Jones, was in the act of tak- ing a prisoner to the lockup from Pool-street, they were met in Turf-square by the defendant, who took hold of their prisoner in a crowd, in consequence of which he made his escape. Their worships fined him £ 5, or lu default fourteen days imprisonment. Caution.-A complaint was made to their worships thttoa Sunday night last while the Militia picket was out assisting the police in securing some of the militia- men who were prowling about after the regular hour, they were shouted at and annoyed by some persons from a house in Castle^treet. His worsbipfttl the Mayor hoped that the reporters would make it public that from that day if such conduct and annoyance was repeated, persons so offending would be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law. Taking a pair of Militia Boots and selling them to another per.on.-Henry Hughes and JohnJones, two militiamen, were charged by Quarter-master-serjeant Owen with the above offence. Quarter-master-serjeant Owen deposed—I am the Quarter.master-serjeant in the Carnarvonshire Militia. These boots were served to John Owen, a recruit, on Thursday, the 28th ult. They are regimental necessaries bearing the Government mark upon them. Both these men belong to the Carnarvonshire Militia, and are pri- vates. Neither of them ought to have these boots in their possession at that time. They were then civilians. The boots were not found on them. The Adjutant, Captain Nares, withdrew the charge, but the Mayor warned the defendants not to repeat the offence or they would be severely punished. Receiving and having the said boots in her possession. —Mary Roberts was then charged by P.C. W. Abraham Jones, with having the said boots in her possession. The Officer said-I had these boots from Mary Roberts the defendant on Friday last. She told me she got them from Mary Hughes. Quarter-master-serjeant Owen deposed—These boots are regimental necessaries for the Carnarvonshire Militia. They are worth 9s. 6d. per pair. The defendant in defence said, that she met Hughes by her house and he asked her for the loan of 4s., at the same time asking her to keep the boots, which he had in his hands, for John Hughes. Defendant said she had a witness that could prove that she was telling the truth. Elizabeth Jones deposed—Defendant sent for John Hughes to his lodgings, and told him in my presence that his shoes were at her house. She asked him if he would take them with him, as she had them from Henry Hughes to keep for him, and did not like to take them to his lodgings. The Mayor said that the law was very strict with everybody that had unlawfully in his possession clothing or soldiers' necessaries. For the first offence it was a fine not exceeding £20, and three times the value of the property found in their possession. Defendant was fined £ 5, with three times the value of the boots, El 8s. 6d., and 3a. 6d. costs, which made the whole amount into jE6 128. The money was paid. Assault on a Police Officer by a Militiaman.-Robert Jones was charged by P.C. Edward .Tones, with assault- ing him while in the execution of his duty on the 1st inst. P.C. Edward Jones deposed—On the 1st intant, I was called into the shop of Mr. Griffith Roberts, Bridge- street, and whilst I was there, the defendant came in and told me that a man had just struck him. I told him that the best thing for him to do was to get a war- rant against him, as I could do nothing for him, and sent him out of the shop. While I was doing that he raised his fist to strike me. I warned him of what he was do-1 ing. He kicked me in my leg behind till it was black, upon which I locked him up. Fined 10s. and 7s. costs, or, in default, 14 days' im- prisonment. A 6sent from the Militia Training. -William Evans, a private in the Carnarvonshire Militia, was charged with being absent last year from the training. Defendant said that he was ill at the time at Dowlais, South Wales. Remanded for a week in order to give the officers time to see whether his statement was true or not. Larceny by a If ilitiaman.-Thomo Pritchard, a man belonging to the Carnarvonshire Militia, was charged with stealing a Scotch,cap belonging to one of his com- rades and fellow lodger. < He pleaded guilty, and was committed for three weeks to gaol. Larceny.—Richard Williams, butcher, of this town, was charged with stealing a calf-skin, the property of Mr. J. Moieton, of the Sportsman Hotel. P.C. Edward Jones deposed—Last Saturday fortnight I received information from Mr. Moreton that defendant had stolen a calf-skin from his yard. I met defendant shortly afterwards, and asked him whether he had stolen the calf-skin or not. He said that he did not steal it, but that he used to have them from Mr. Moreton. I then took him into custody. Robert Roberts, currier, deposed-I bought a calf skin from defendant on Tuesday fortnight for Is. 6d. being the market price. I weighed six pounds at 3d. per pound. He told me that he had killed a calf that day. John Moreton, landlord of the Sportsman Hotel, de- posed- Defendant killed a calf for me, and took the skin away without my permission. I gave him no authority to sell it at all. He also told me that he only got a shilling for it. I called upon Mr. Benjamin Owen, butcher, to ask what was the market value of such skins. He said that they were worth fivepence per pound. I Defendant, on being asked by the Clerk of the magis- trates whether he would be dealt with summarily by the present court, or be tried at the Quarter Sessions, selec- ted to be tried at the Quarter Sessions. He was then remanded to Monday next, Mr. Thomas Abel, butcher, entering into recognisance as his bail to appear on that day. .Disorderlies.- Margaret Parry and Margaret Bischot were charged by P.C. Edward Jones, with being drunk and disorderly in Bangor-street, between 11 and 12 o'clock, on Sunday night last.—Committed to prison for 7 days each. Elisabeth Roberts was charged, in .company with Robert Hughes, with sleeping on a hay stack belonging to Mr. L. Lewis, on Llanberis road, by P C. John James Hughes, on Sunday night last. The officer said that they were both drunk. The female defendant said that she had only just come from the workhouse, from her two children, and that she intended returning there that day. The Mayor said that he would issue a warrant for her committal to gaol for 7 days, which would not be put in force if she returned to the workhouse at once, and dis- charged the male prisoner with a caution.
CAPEL GARMON. LITERART'MEETIKOS.—This village is within five miles of the market town of Llanrwst, pleasantly situated amidst mountain scenery of the most romantic kind. One of those bardic congresses and competitive meetings, in which the Cymry so much delight and cherish with so much esteem, was held here on Saturday the 6th inst. These meetings may well be termed the nursing mothers of literary talent amongst the people of Wales, stimulating them to exertion in intellectual culture, and affording them an opportunity of gathering laurels, to acquire distinction, and a name amongst their coun- trymen. A commodious tent was erected in a field close to the village, decorated with the laurel and the bay." The business commenced shortly after one o'clock, at which hour a procession was formed, headed by a drum and fife band from Pentrevoelas and went to meet the chairman, the Rev. John Pritchard, the Incumbent of the parish, who took the post assigned him, and dis- charged the duties connected with it, with great ability. We need hardly say, that a large concourse filled the tent, and that among them were many of the fair maidens of Cambria. The meeting being opened, several bards addressed the meeting in poetical compositions, after which the chairman delivered an address to the follow- ing effect:—That Literary Societies are beneficial in the same sense as knowledge itselfis beneficial, as the former are but the means to attain the latter. He proved, that there is in the nature of society, even when it does not impart any direct knowledge, a power to enable the members to form an acquaintance with each other, and to foster in their bosom a spirit of unity and love. Their advantages in this country were great, but it was their duty to bring those advantages within the reach of the generality of the inhabitants and one of the best means to communicate good and sound information to the people is a Literary Society. Knowledge was always valuable and worthy of all the efforts made for its attain- ment but it was right that they should endeavour to ease the way for the obtaining of it, and by so doing they would confer a great blessing upon the ignorant and uneducated. When a Literary Society was established it was generally intended for the work- ing classes, or for those whose daily avocations did not permit them to consecrate their time to the various branches of literature. When that was properly con- sidered, they might easily conceive a certain adaptness in the nature of the preparation, and the objects sought for in the establishment of such institutions. It was that practical and general knowledge which tended to adapt,and elevate persons as useful members of society, th.t tv desired to communicate to each other. Let them then establish and encourage Literary Societies in every part and corner of Wales until ignorance shall be driven out of the country, and may knowledge be enabled by its own latent power to arouse the indolent youths from their slumbers, to improve and cultivate their minds umtil they safely arrived at the loftiest pinnacles of knowledge, upon which their future greatness and glory as men depend. If Capel Garmon had been behind other places in raising a Society of that kind, let them now see it is established with such a prospect, use the motto Excelsior," and to go forward and persevere until they may be able to surmount every difficulty that may arise against them. The prizes given were as follows :— 1. For the best six verses on The prosperity of the Capel Garmon Literary Society. Six compositions were received, the one signed Glan Eyarth," (Mr. Elias Jones, letter carrier) was pronounced the best, and his representative invested by Mrs. Pritchard. 2. To the child under twelve years old who would re- peat beat the first eleven verses of the 2nd chapter of Sto John. The beet was Mary Roberts. The second prize being divided between Hannah Hughes, Phcp, and E Roberts, Llan, and the unsuccessful were all presented with a shilling each through the liberality of Mr. Thos Roberts, and Tudur Arfou. 3. For the best essay upon the Antiquities of Capel Garmon. The adjudicator upon this subject was the Roy. Owen Jones, Pentrevoelw, who said that he was sorry to have to announce that not one composition was received, although the parish was full of places of great renown in past ages such as the Old Cromlech (one of the largest and most perfect in Wales) Rhyd-Llan-Fair, Llwynau, Maen Pebyll, Maes-y-Garnedd, Bryndinas, &c. But he hoped that the committee would again give the same subject, towards the next year's meeting and a worthy production might be received by that time. Choir—" Warton." 4. Competition in singing the duett, The Cuckoo," the prize was given to Mr. Robert Jones and Co., who were invested by Miss Anwyl Roberts. Mr. John Jones, (loan ap Gwilym) schoolmaster, Tre- friw then read his poem on the Spring which gained the first prize at Llanrwst, on Good Friday last. 6. Mental Arithmetic. The children who competed on this subject were examined by Mr. J. Roberts, Schoolmaster, Pentrevoelas, and the first prize was awarded to John Davies, Llanisaf. 6. Five competed in reading a portion of the Awdl Gwledd Belsassar" by the late Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, when the prize was divided between Vr. Jonathan Hughes and Mr. Richard Jones, Nebo, who were invest- ed by Miss Williams, Waterloo Inn, Bettws-y-Coed. 6. A prize for the best essay on The wisdom of pre- paring towards sickness and old age." The chairman read his adjudication upon the six compositions received, three of which possessed a considerable degree of merit, but the best was the one signed, Methusalah," Mr. Wm. Owen, Nebo, who got the prize and was invested by Miss Jones, the New Inn, Llanrwst. 7. Children under ten years old competing in singing the solo When I was a little child." As many as fifteen came forward, and sang very well considering their age. The first prize was divided between Hannah Hughes, Shop, and Elizabeth Jones, Llan. The Rev. O. Jones kindly presented Owen Jones, Nebo, with a prize, he having sung it so well. 8. A prize fur the stanzas to the Sleeper in a Place of Worship," was awarded to Mr. J. Williams, White Horse, Capel Garmon. 9. Mrs. Pritchard and Mrs. E. Thomas, Maesgarnedd's reward for the best pair of Brown Stockings (Hosanau cochddu'r ddafad) was given to the one signed Ruth," Mrs. Ellen Roberts, Moel-yr-iwrch, who also was invest- ed by Mrs. Pritchard. 10? A prize for the best singer of the solo, Jephtha's Daughter (females only to compete). Five came for- ward, the best being Mary Alice Jones, Orseddwen. 11. For the best speech on Nerth CymdeithAs." Two only competed, viz., Messrs. Henry Jones and Win. Owen, Nebo. The judges awarded the latter to be the best, though the majority of the audience otherwise de- cided, and rather an angry feeling was exhibited between them, as one of the judges was rather too personal in his remarks. The afternoon meeting terminated all joining in sing- ing the National Anthem. The evening meeting commenced at half-past five, when the Rev. J. Pritchard again took the chair, and complimented the meeting on the appearance of so large a concourse of people, and hoped they would all enjoy the proceedings that were to be witnessed, with delight. He called upon Mr. O. Cethin Jones, Penmachno, to conduct the meeting. Mr. Jones then delivered a short speech, and, as ustial, replete with humour, and comprising many ex- cellent observations on ancient usages, advocating pro- gress in conjuntion with literary meetings. He then called on the bards present to deliver their poetical ad- dresses, when several answered to the call. 12. A prize for the best essay on the Chief Deficiencies of the Sunday School. Six compositions came to hand upon this subject. The adjudicator, in his remarks np- on these essays, was very severe upon the practice that now generally prevails, viz., of copying other people's work, and sending it in to competitive meetings as their own production. He was afraid, if anything would be the death of literary societies, that this practice would be the cause of it. The one signed Glan Aber," though the best in the lot, was an exact copy of a prize essay upon the same subject at the Wrexham Eistedd- fod. He therefore awarded the first prize to Llai ita'r Ileiaf (Mr. William Jones, Llidart-godard), and the second prize to "Demosthenes Fycha*" (Mr. William Owen, Nebo)., 13. A prize for the best singer of the solo, "Myfanwy Fychan," was carried by Mr. Wm. Jones, Bancog. Solo by Mr. W. W. Thomas, Pentreroelas. 14. A prize for the best lines (Hir a thoddaid) to the New Church of Capel Garmon. The first and second prizes were equally divided between Cymro" and Brodor." Mr. Jones (loan ap Gwilym), Trefriw, an- swered to the fifct; and Mr. T. Williams (Tudur Arfon), to the second. 15. Four children competed in making a Bil1., the best being Evan Hughes, Shop. Song by Mr. Williams, Muriau, and friends. 16. A prize to-yo iths under sixteen years old for the best essay on John the Baptist. The first prize-a book, "Y Dwyfol Oraclau," by Nicander-waa awarded to Richard Jones, Nebo, and the second to Evan Hughes, Shop. 17. For the best Wooden Spoon (Llwy bren). Mr. J. Hughes, Shop, read his adjudication upon the spoons received for competition, and very humorously pointed out the defects and merits of each. He pronounced the one bearing the signature, "Un o'r coed," the best, and "Un o'r Garmons" the second best. Mr. J. Jones, Bron haul, answered to the first, and Mr. E. Thomas, Capel Garmon, to the other. 18. A prize for singing the trio, "I bawb gwnaeth Duw y ddaear," was given to Mr. Robert Hughes and company. Choir—Anthem. 19. A prize for repeating by heart twelve verses from the tenth chapter of St. Luke. Four children came forward, who did their work creditably, the best being Anne Jones and Jane Roberts, Llan. 20. A prize for the best stanza to the "Pistyll Bach." Mr. John Jones read the adjudication upon the twenty- eight received. The prize was awarded to Mr. J. Jones, (loan ap Gwilym), Trefriw, but being out of the district, he was declared to be disqualified from taking it. 21. For the best singing of the tune" Dusseldorf." The Yspytty choir, under the leadership of Mr. D. Jones, Padog, carried away the prize. 22 A prize for the best speech upon the Necessity for all to pay their debts, was given to Mr. Wm. Owen, Nebo. 23. The adjudication upon the essays on the Best means to cultivate the minds of the young, was read by the Rev. S. Price. He prollonnced the essay of Mr. Griffith Williams, Bron haul, to be the best, and the one of Mr. R. Williams, Nebo, the second best, who received the prizes, and were invested by Master Morgan, the Rectory, Llandudno. 24. For the best exposition of a verse given out at the time. The prize was divided between Mr. Wm. Owen and Mr. Wm. Evans, Bronllan. The meeting was often addressed by the bards present, and they were frequently cheered for the several witty remarks made by them. It would be, perhaps, invidious to single one out for special remark, when they all did their part so well. A vote of thanks was accorded to the chairman, the judges, the conductors, the choirs, the treasurer, the secretary, the ladies, and the strangers, and the National Anthem having been sung, the meeting terminated.
FESTINIOG. I Professor Whitworth gave another of his highly amu- sing and marvellous performances at the Town H all on Tuesday last. The audience was numerous and highly respectable. The entertainment was divided into three parts, namely-Chp,mical experiments, ventriloquism, and music. The Professor acquitted himself in an able manner, and the repeated rounds of applause given must have been highly satisfactory to that gentleman. Some of the tricks are, to an uninitiated mind, perfectly astounding. It should also be stated that Mr. Whit- worth possesses considerable skill in music, his concer- tica playiug alone being well worth the admission money.
HOLYHEAD. I PENNY READINas.-Last Saturday brought to a close the last of these meetings in the present series. This gathering was more numerous than any previous one, and the music was decidedly superior to the excellent kind we had had from the New Park-street Chapel Choir, under the able leadership of Mr. Parry, professor of music, and Mr. W. Jones. We believe the recitations and readings were almost as acceptable, and it must be a source of pleasure to the promoters that this meeting was so eminently successful, thus encouraging a renewal of the series in the ensuing winter season. We, who have derived such great pleasure as mere spectators and hearers, must be blind indeed, and even ungrateful, in not acknowledging publicly the services of the life and soul of these useful and entertaing meetings—J. Lewis, Esq., Frondeg. It was this gentleman who first started the idea of Penny Readings" at Holyhead and not satisfied with verbal assistance merely, he has brought activity so c h arac- to bear all the undaunted energy and activity so charac- teristic of his support to this, as well as to many other good causes at Holyhead. Mr. Gladstone, of the Cus- tom House, has also displayed zeal and perseverance, which we are unwilling to pass by without a passing word of acknowledgment, which we are sure is joined in by those who have derived much pleasure and recreation in the Holyhead Penny Reading meetings. We trust the promoteis will again resume these pleasant re-unions with the advent of winter. EMBARCATION OF H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.— On Monday last the Admiralty Pier was crowded with well-dressed persons, assembled to see the Prince leave for Ireland. His Royal Highness travelled by the Limited Mail leaving London at 7 25 a.m., and reached Holyhead about 2 10, the train having beert detained at Menai liridge by a heated axle, for a few minutes. On reaching the ticket platform a gaily decorated tank- engine was attached to the Post-office and Royal car- riages, and drew them down to the pier. On one side was berthed the magnificent steamer "Victoria and Albert"—the Royal Yacht, an epitome of everything that is good and splendid in shipbuilding, manned by a crew of 120 picked men, and in every respect ready for the voyage, the Captain, (Prince Leiningen), and his officers all on deck in full uniform, and a handsomely covered gang-way leading on board. On the other side of the pier lay the Mail steamer, Leinster," Captain Slaughter. Under the directions of Captain Priest, R.N., Admiralty Harbour Master, most excellent ar- rangements had been made on the pier to avoid crowd- ing and danger, and yet to permit the attendance of a large number of loyal subjects. The whole pier, and all vessels in harbour, as well as the public offices, were gaily decorated with flags. The train drew up at the gangway, and the Prince of Wales immediately stepped out, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, and fol- lowed by the gentlemen of their respective suits. Amid hearty cheers he walked on board, and in a very few minutes all his retinue and voluminous baggage had been carried down, and the gang-board hauled on the pier. T'ie Prince sent up to intimate to Captain Priest his appreciation of the preparations made for him, and then took his place with the Duke of Cambridge on the bridge. The Captain mounted the paddlebox, and with beautiful man of war promtitude, the fine yacht moved away from the pier-the crowd cheering vigorously and the Prince gracefully acknowledging their welcome. The yacht left at 2 24 precisely; in the meantime the mails and general passengers by the train had been taken on board the Leinster," which started soon after the royal yacht had rounded the break-water, and at a rate of speed which would have enabled her--did not eti- quette forbid—soon to overtake the Victoria and Albert." The weather wae magnificent. Another correspondent sends us the following on his royal highness's passing through :—Last Monday the inhabitants of Holyhead were on the qui rive from early morning, all busy in their various schemes to give a right roy a; welcome to England's future king; everybody vied with everybody to shew how loyal they were, some in the display of flags, others in the hanging out of bright coloured shawls, and one old friend hung a coun- terpane--all, of course, true Welshmen and loyal sub- jects. It was in the direct line from the Railway Sta- tion to the Admiralty Pier that gave the most eloquent effect to its loyalty in flags-hardly a dwelling formed an exception-and it was truly pleasant to witness the diversity in that line. The Railway Station, under the superintendence of our active and much esteemed sta- tion-master, Mr. C. Massingberd, had been most neatly decorated, and Mr. R. Pritchard, superintendent of the locomotive department, had the pier-head engine ac- tually converted into a garden of evergreens and varie- gated flowers. At 2.5 p.m. the royal train made its ap- pearance at the Holyhead town station, and it was there covered by living specimens of loyalty in the form of local officials. Some were on the engine, the guard's van was crowded, and a vast number on the tops of the carriages-all but the royal saloon were literally covered by blue coats and dazzling buttons. It was a grand sight to witness this interesting load drawn by a flower- garden engine, amidst the hurrahs, and again hurrahs, from the Old Station, along Tanylan to the Old Pier, and thence to the Admiralty jetty. The arrangements here were perfect, and every facility had been studied to give the spectators of every grade their wished-for sight. The red, white, and blue tickets were most li- berally dispensed by the officials, and yet there was no crushing. Everything passed off in the pier arrange- ments with mathematical precision. This was owing to the careful pre-arrangements of Capt. Priest, R.N., Queen's harbour-master, Holyhead, who was, as we are informed, introduced as a token of esteem for his praise- worthy exertions by his Serene Highness Prince Leinin- gen, to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. The Prince, ac- companied by the Duke of Cambridge and Earl Spencer, stepped from the royal saloon and appeared in excellent spirits, He is his royal father in every inch of him. He has that eloquence and softness in his smile and eyes, and his manner in every movement betrays grace becoming of England's greatness. In less than ten minutes the royal yacht Victoria and Albert steamed off amidst the deafening cheers of Mona's noble sons, and the waving of cambrics by hundreds of fair maidens and matrons. On our return from the pier we were bound to witness the City of Dublin Co.'s display of flags by the direction of Capt. Tully, R.N.; of the Railway Engineer's works by Capt. Risk, R.N. of the beautiful pleasure grounds of Capt. Priest, B.N., still more beau- tified by a string of colours; and of Capt. R. R. Jones, who, judging from the tasty display of colours in front of his residence, was unwilling to allow any one at Holy- head to cut-Tie him in tokens of loyalty. Capt. Rigby, of the Holyhead harbour works, displayed several flags on his grounds and on the breakwater. Suspended above one of the railway gatemen's watch-house was the following William Saville, gate-opener to H. R. H. Prince of Wales." Of course this was the last method employed by Holyhead to display sincere loyalty to the Queen's eldest and England's noblest son.
LLANERCHYMEDD. Tille MAT FAIR.-This large fair was held here on Saturday last, the 6th inst. The weather was all that could be desired, and the number of people present ex. ceedingly great. There was a great number of horses and cattle on sale, which, in spite of the scarcity of pro- vender, were in excellent condition. Owing to the rains in the early part of last week, these were sold at very high prices. Several stallions were also shown, which were greatly admired. It would be well if the inhabit- ants here made some provision against horses being shown upon the high street, as several persons narrowly escaped being hurt on Saturday last; some of the fields in the immediate neighbourhood of the town would have been far more suitable for the purpose.
I LLANGEFNI. NEW FAin.-The second new fair established In this town during thif year was held on Monday, the 8th in- stant, and proved a complete success, far more so than anticipated by any of its most sanguine promoters. There was a capital collection of prime cattle, &c., and a brisk demand, at an advanced price. There was also a aur- prising attendance of dealers. In the afternoon, the show of horses was most commendable, and many sales were effected-we know of two instances where £50 was paid for cart horses, the purchaser being Mr. David Parry, Ruthin, one of the horses being reared by Mr. Thomas Jones, Feliu Llynon, and the other by Mr. Kd. Parry, T/uyllan, Llangwyllog, which certainly, at the present state of the market, was a very high price. Judging from the general appearance, the vast amount oJ, bi-i-aw tmwuted, the numerous atieudaoee oi deal- ere and farmers on this first occasion, this fair will evi- dently, in course of a few years, prove to be one of the rnoit important in the Island. There is also a warm un I general feeling among the farmt r. and dealers for anotlier new fair, to be held about tie middle of Febru- ary and the reasons assigned for ti. e desirability of this extra fair are indeed very cogent—not a single fair being held in the Island during this month, though some of the most important fairs in England are held early in March, such as Leicester, &c., and it is almost a matter of imixissibility for the Welsh drovers to procure a stock for these fairs, and they labour under a great disadvan- tage in consequence of no fairs being held in the Island during that time of the year and in order to obtain a supply, they have no other alternative than that trou- blesome and expensive one of traversing the country, which is attended by great inconvenience for both par- ties concerned. We doubt not but in due time we shall be able to advertise this contemplated and needful new fair. THE RIVER.-The Ccfui, for some cause unknown to us, for some weeks in the commencement of the season, has not yielded sport in the abundant manner it wonted scarcely any trout having been killed, and those of very diminutive size. However, we are happy to state tha a sudden change has come over the spirit of the deep, and recently some excellent sport has been enjoyed by divers parties, and the river appears to abound in fine trout. On Saturday, the 6th instant, Master John Hughes, Mona Drug Hall, went out, and in the course of a few hours returned home with all excellent basket of fish, having experienced some rare sport, and killed upwards of 20 fine trout, weighing, in the aggregate, eleven pounds and a half. This marvellous juvenile pro- digy in the piscatory art has hitherto been far more successful than any other party, and is a most expert angler.