OLD AGE, ) Old Me,the evening of our life, the air And sweet tranquillity of light, when day Hath hid its implements of toil away, And the last breezes cool the brain from care; So mayst thou end the silver twilight star Thy s'lllbol hih of happiness and peace, more beauty as the sounds decrease Between tno du-k and Night's approaching car The "well-proved arms to eager Youth resign They tit him well; the council chair is thine. The quiet smile within the ch ar blue eye The scarce, line hair, that shines like silvery frost With murning's carly sunbeams faintly crossed; The thin, pale hand with azure tracery Venerable motions, and the frame by time Hallowed and half withdrawn from loud life, Like some cathedral gray with memories rife, In pillared aisles and walks of arching lime These are the tmits on which thy mellowed light Rests ere it sets, to rise bevond the night.
AN EVENING VISION. It is evening and I in my chamber alone, Am sitting in silence, half-dteaming, I hear no sound, save the wind's fitful ilioan, Or the crackle of itle embers gleaming. The lamp, my companion, says nothing to me lint mv cye3 on the dying coals falling I close them and my mother I see And 1 hear the voice of my mother calling. She calls me by name and her gaze is so oalm, True happiness only revealing, 1 feel noi a iear, 1 feel not a qualm, But happiness over me stealing. Now a sound breaks my dream, and at last, To the present IUY thoughts re-awaken, I think of the future while I think of the past- When my spirit shall upward be taken. Mother thy pure and gentle ways, Thy kind good words, thy voice shall never Be f,,rg,,t(eii, -till, closed on earth, my days Shall be turned to life with thee for ever. 0 glorious! 0 unearthy bliss When cruel death shall no more sever Thee, dear mother, from thine: but this hall ue a. union sweet for Ever.
0 AN AUTUMN REVERIE. --u- Oh, why has Arabella Brown Her lovers left, whose name is legion ? Why is the gay West End of town Exchanged for this more stile-ish region ? Why has she hither come to stop. When ripe for harvest every crop is ? She'll meet with nobody to pop The question in a field of poppies She sits and muses on her woes. The scene around new griefs supplying; She hears in every breeze that blows An echo of her sorry sighing. The brierv hedge affords a type- The path of life like this is prickly: Wh;10, like the Holds for harvest tipe, The pale oast of her thought is siekle-y. Ah well! Poor Arabella Brown Is not thus ad without a reason- Has ft-It iiiifortutie's bitter frown, And rues the folly of last season Has learned by an experienced sore— .Experience is a cruel tutor !,— That girls who tiirt with half a score, Oft end without a single suitor. Ah would but Arabella Brown- Instead of thus perversely leaning Against a stile, and looking duwu- Betake herself at once to gleaning. To gleaning wisdom with her ears, find [ boldly iiiake asseition) A etirk, for all her sighs and tears, And, for her troubled mind, diversion. If she'd dismiss all thought, poor fool! Of wealth or titles, dukes or dollars Turn teacher at the village school, An take it little class of seliolars Or note what want and toil endure, And bring warm smiles and warmer pottage To bless the sick-bed of the poor, And carry comfort to the cottage Ere long she'd feel the task a joy- Find hidden pleasure in the labour; In noble wor- her hours employ, And count each cottar as it neighbour Delight to t ath each little clown, Grow wise on tithe, glebe, church, and poor-rate. Instead of going b tcli t i town, She possibly might wed the curate
(!)Itr iilmmt Sablf. Music—Come Forth, oh Mistress miue. Veneziana.— Written aud composed by Rophino Lacy. London: Kreutzer, Saiupsou aud Co Rophino Lacy's was a popular name in the Musical World of London but his success was not equal to his merits, though,at one period hi- produced, and adapted, operas for the English stage, which multitudes went to hear and see. Of late years, his was a struggle for exist- ence and he died a few weeks back, as much the victim of disappointment, as the child of age. The song whose title we have quoted was his last com- position, and he corrected the proof sheets on what proved to be his death-bed; aud this will impart an interest to the piece, irrespective of its merits, which, both in the air and accompaniments, are great. The words, also are above the usual standard of modern lyrics. I t is for a soprano voice; and is adapted either for the concert or drawing-room. We shaU be glad if our notice promotes its sale, for the sake of the widow and the two daughters, who will benefit from that circumstance aud who are left mainly dependent upon the exertions of the eldest daughter to maintain their position in society. TdE PE II'L%'g :>LI. i.wixa, for Nov--tiil)er.-Lon(lon So. ciety for Promoting Christian Avuowledge. This periodical did not reach us till ten days after its publication, that is the reason of the notice not appear- ing last week, with those of other periodicals. It is an excellent number. \ir Sutherland Edwards displays great skill, as a writer of lictiou, in his iiovel of The Governor's Daughterthe interest progresses with the tale. Besides this tale, the papers on Schiller," the -1 Home Memories of the Poets," "Bertrand du Gue3ilia," and The American Poets," are all belonging to the first-class of magazine literature. "My first acquaintance with Dickens," will also be read with interest, now that the popular author of Pickwick has sailed for America and the article on Abyssinia, with the map of that country, is especially opportune. The illustrations are numerous; and "The People's Maga- zine" is certainly not surpassed by any of its contem- poraries of the same class and price very few can be at all compared with it.
C E R1; 1 < i Y D It UID10 N. TEA PARTY ANDCOXCHRT.—Thisvillagewasunusually lively on Friday last, on account of a tea party and amateur coucert being held in the National Schoolroom, in aid of the juvenile clothing club, established in the place through the unwearied exertions of the Kev. P. Owen, the indefatigable curate of the parish. The day was exceedingly tine, and a very large number embraced the opportunity to testify their respect for the worthy curate, and their willingness to do good to the rising generation. About four o'clock, nearly 300 of every age and sex sat down to tea specially provided for the occa- sion by Mrs Faram, Bwlchybeudy; Mrs Parry, Queen's Head; llrs Jones, London House; Mrs Jones, New Shop, &c. &c. The following gentlemen were also pre- sent, and took an active part iu the proceedings :-Rev. P. Uwen, curate of the parish Hev. J. Jones, curate of St. John's, Brecon, South Wales; Mr l'arry; Mr Hughes, &c. A little after six o'clock the door was opened the second time for the long-looked-for concert After some introductory remarks from the Hev. P. Owen, a long awl well-selected programme was gone through iu a very creditable manner. The Misses Jones, Vicarage, Llangwm, sung and played many excellent pieces, and were several times encored. Mr Roberts, Diumel, and Miss Lloyd, Cymrn, also sang various Bangs aud were encored. The Cerrigydruidiou Choir gave some fine glees, which elicited rapturous applause. In the intervals the audience were diverted by two young aud talented Welsh poets, Llew Hiraethog and Taliesin lliraetliog, who gave several pithy verses, amusing anec- dotes and appropriate addresses. The Rev. J. Jones also delivered a short address on lt The importance of doing good, and cultivating different talents." After a vote of thanks to the ladies for their great liberality in providing the tea in the afternoon the Misses J ones and other strangers for taking active part in the concert, and also a complimentary vote of thanks to the Choir for the excellent glees, the whole company sang God save the Queen," and then the vast assemblage dispersed with llUlnistakeable mdlCatlOns of gratification. Besides the ladies and gentlemen aforementioned we noticed also Thomas Layland and William Bond, Esqrs, London; J. Jones, Esq., Bangor; Mrs Davies, Brynafalleu; Mrs Lloyd, Tytuiyllan, &c., &e. HARVEST THANKSOIVINQ.—On Friday, the 2nd mat., a harvest thanksgiving service was held in the parish church, when the Hev. J. M. Jones, curate, read the service, and the Rev. E. Roberts, incumbent of Llanfi-I liangelglynmyfyr, preached a most powerful discourse to a very large and attentive congregation.
CAUTION.—FRAUD.—Mr. J. H.Evans, Chemist, Lymm, Cheshire, writes: Some of my customers who habitually use Dr. Locock's Pulmonic Wafers, inform me that they have purchased what they intended should have been the same, but which turned out to be (juite a different thing; and that, on examining the stamp, found it was not the same as on those purchased from me, but as nearly like as possible to escape prosecution. I need not say the results after taking the spurious ones was very unsatisfactory." The only genuine medicine has the words Dr Locock's Wafers" in the Government Stamp. Dr. Locock's Wafers give instaut relief to asthma, consumption, coughs colds, and all disorders of the breath, throat, and lungs, Every Box of the GENUINE medicine has (outside) the Government Stamp, in which are the words Dr. Locock's Wafers," aud without these words in the stamp all are counterfeits.
THE ENGLISH CIlUliCH: ITS DANGERS FKOM WITHIN AND I WITHOUT. SPEECH OF LORD CARNARVON. I Presiding at the annual meeting of the Leeds Church Institution on Thursday night, the 7th inst., the Eulof Carnarvon said that every institution-no matter what might be its aim, no matter how venerable might be its associations—should show reasonable cause for its exis- tence. In former days, indeed, when every member of the commonwealth, so to speak, was a member of the Church of Ellglallll, and every member of the Church of England was in turn a member of the commonwealth, it was certainly felt unnecessary—at least less necessary —to show that cause. But, as every one knew, all this had changed. England had gradually become divided in religious sentiment 011 many points but yet he said they were all bound to believe that it was just as im. portant, just as necessary now, in their opinion, that this nation at large, divided though it might be on many points of religious feeling, should possess a national church. (Applause.) And 80 at least tlIolIght, the fathers and the early supporters of Nonconformity itself. \Y hen Baxter was standing ou his trial before the Lord Chief Justice, he was able to say, and say truly, that he had been complained of by the Dissenters for the respectful and the friendly terms in which he had spokeu of the English episcopacy. So, too, Wesley would never call his own denomination anything but a society, and a few minutes even before his death he said that he lived and died a member of the Church of England, and that all those who valued his regard and esteem would never separate themselves from that church. (Applause.) Thwse men felt how deep the importance was that the nation as the nation should possess a voice, a representative, an organ, so to speak, of the religious instincts and religious feelings of the country. And let him say more than this. Those men felt also what many religious Dissenters felt at the pre- sent day, and what all might feel, that the Church of Kng1111,1 was in fact the greatest barrier that existed against the otherwise all-absorbing influences of the Church of Rome. (Hear, hear.) For, after all, who could really doubt what would be the alternative if that Church of England to which they all belonged were to be dis-established ? Who could doubt the alternative ? —an alternative of an endless diversity of sects. Who could suppose even that the Church of England herself could long remain, with all that variety of opinion which she now continued ? They saw what the history of the religious denominations had been. It might be summed up in the on3 word of sub-division. The Bap list sect had divided itself into five. The Wesleyan denomination had divided itself into nine. In early days, when the great rebellion took place in this country, they saw how, on the fall of the church, the religious feeling of the nation split itself at once into a variety of ditierent sects. They saw the same process at this moment going on across the Atlantic—in America— where there were a variety of sects rivalling each other in extravagance. He could not, for his own part, con- ceive that there was any one class in this great country who would not suffer, and sutler irremediably, by the absence of the Established Church. They must all be convinced how much the rich and the edusated classes would suffer, if they had no longer such a class as the educated clergy of the Church of England with whom to be brought in contact, with whom they could meet upon equal terms, and who could tell them those truths which it was so important for them to know. But if such a loss would be a fatal one to the richer and the more educated classes, he did not know how to describe the nature of the loss which there would be to the poorer classes. Who could doubt what the result would be to the poor, to the ignorant and the vicious, to the abject classes, if the ministrations of the clergy of the Estab- lished Church—upon whom the responsibility of minis- tering was laid—were to be withdrawn ? And, lastly, in the relations between the rich and the poorer classes, he thought the loss of the clergy of the Established Church would be a greater loss than they could possibly estimate. That church and that clergy formed, as it seemed to him, a common ground of meeting—a ground of meeting all the more important and all the more valuable in proportion as troubles and difficulties and trials might arise. They were, lie thought, the real link of connection that bound the different classes of society in this country with each other. (Applause.) They lived, no doubt, themselves in times of very great change. Change always bad this peculiarity—that change iu one field of thought seemed of necessity, as it were, to engender change in another, and so uowadays they very often lieaid questions asked as to the future lirogress and the future position and relation of the Ksta- (dished Church. The Church of England no doubt shared with every other institution of the present day in many of the difficulties, in many of the eventful circum- stances, of the times. After contending that the duty of moderation was recommended to them on general as well as upon particular grounds, the noble earl remarked that he had no fear for the future. The Church of England had succeeded up to the present day in maintaining to the full the elasticity and comprehensiveness of her sys- teni. Denounced, attacked, caluminated, she yet existed, the grandest type the world had almost ever seen of head and heart combined, of enthusiasm and comprehen- siveness, of faithful and earnest action. What her his- tory had been for generations and generations past they all knew. In fact, her history was the history of England herself. That history was written in such deep, such lasting, such indelible characters that whatever might be the future, that at least could never disappear. Her present life, in its noble efforts at home, in its noble cru- siitle against poverty and ignorance, and her mission abroad to a hundred different lands, her present life re- flected one of the noblest sides of Engl ish character, and if she were even to disappear, to pass away, apart from the great works she had done, her literature alone would iemain an imperishable monument of learning, of devo- tion, of eloquence, greater, and richer, and deeper than the literature almost of any other society the world had ever seen. (Loud applause.) lie must end as he had commenced by remarking that the different forces in the clnuch must be reconciled iu some way or other. And it seemed to him that if they looked hopefully to the future, these forces could only be reconciled by that temper, by that moderation, and by that spirit of com- promise which had hitherto at least supposed to be the unfailing characteristic of Englishmen. It might be that these qualities were not very elevated, were not very ambitious. But let them remember that ambition and zeal were not always the surest guides. Of this at least he was certain, that whilst ambition and zeal- ambition however elevated, aud zeal however pure aud ar(loi)t-iniglit lead men astray into error, charity and tolerance, as the experience of all Christendom showed, never had led, and never could lead, men very far out of the right path. (Loud applause.)
ABERYSTWITH. I PETTY SESSIONS, held at the Town Hall, on Tuesday, the 5th Nov., before Richard Koberts, Esq., Mayor, and John Davies, Esq. Non-payment of Poor-rates— Richard Samuel, collee- tor, summoned Henry Morgan, William Jones, David Richards, John M. Davies, for this offence. Complainant proved the rates of defendants, demand and non-payment. They were all ordered to pay. Alleged Assault.-Itobei-t Welsh charged Thomas William Cheater with assaulting him. Plaintiff said—The defendant owes me some money. I met him oil the Terrace, and asked him for some money, he replied, This is not my place of business, Colle to my house. I went there last Saturday even- ing, and asked whether defendant was in the house. He came to the door and asked me what I wanted? I said, the balance of money he owed me. He said he owed me nothing. I asked him what did he ask me to come down there for if he owed me nothing? He then re- quested me to leave and go out of his house. I said I would not. lie then caught hold of me and sent for a policeman, and pushed me out of the house and when he got me out of doors he caught hold of me again, and said I should not go until a policeman would come. Thomas Edwards sworn, said—I was present on the Terrace when complainant asked defendant for the ba. lance. Defendant replied that was not his place of business told him to come to his house that he would pay him. I went with complainant to defendant's house. The defendant came to the door. The com- plainant asked for money. The defendant said he owed him nothing, and told him to go out of his house, and pushed him outside. Both then got hold of each other. Thomas James—I was passing by defendant's house about five p.m. on Saturday, when I saw and heard the parties disputing. I saw the complainant pushing in order to gain admittance to the house. The defendant wanted him to leave. Case dismissed. Rude Conduct.Mary Tisdeale charged John Jones, whom she met at the Windmill Court, with having called her Lady Tisdeale," and also with having sworn at her several times. Adjourned. Transfer of Licenses.-The license of the St. George's Inn was transferred from Mrs Morris to Mr Price; and also that of the Crystal Palace from Mr David Morgan to Mr Daniel Morgan. Aj!i'iation.-Eliz¡.beth Evans applied for an order of affiliation upon one Benjamin Jenkins for the support of her illegitimate child. Adjourned for a week. WEDNESDAY, 6th Nov.—Before John Davies, Esq. Vag rancy.-Cattieritie Rattigan, a deaf and dumb person, was charged with the above offence. John Morgan sworn, said—Yesterday, the prisoner came to Mr Cox's shop, begging-to all appearance she was deaf and dumb. She was relieved and then weut away. Evidence was also given by one Jane Carbis, who said -The prisoner came to my house, and screamed like a deaf and dumb person. She very much frightened my sister and also my little child. After remaining there a moment, she took away some cabbage and walked off with them. She came there to beg. She had also been begging elsewhere. The prisoner was committed to Cardigan gaol for one month.
In 1859 the area of the Papal States was 15,429 square miles, and the population 2,898,115. At the I present time the area is 4,520 square miles, and the po- pulation 700,000.
THE LORD iIlAYU!t'S SHOW AND DINNER. I The Lord Mayor's show on Saturday was unanimously voted by the gamins to be a sell," and at some points of the route taken by the procession they vented their indig" nation iu the most, forcible terms of their vocabu- lary The Lord Chief Baron was unusually eloquent in addressing the Lord Mayor elect. His speech filled nearly a colllmn and a half in the morning papers. He dilated at great length upon the good deeds of the Corporation of London, and wound up by a reference to the hospitalities of the Lord Mayor who has just gone out of office. You have added," he said, "a new lustre to that great and splendid system of hospitality which you were appointed to direct and carry into effect by receiving and welcoming at your table the monarch who sits on the throne of the Caesars; and, not to speak profanely, by setting together for the first time in the history of the City of London and of England the Crescent and the Cross in ycur splendid and magnificent hall. I have only to fay that in retiring from the performance of the more aetiv, and important duties of the high station which you have so worthily filled you will be followed by the respect, the warm approval, and the hearty good wishes of your fellow-citizens, and of your fellow-country- men I Although there were several Cabinet Ministers at the Guildhall banquet in the evening, nothing of import- ance in relation to future policy was said by any of them. Mr Disrael and Lord Stanley avoided any reference to the Abyssi;iian expeditiou. Sir John Pakington could hardly do si. "A powerful force," he remarked, "is now about to invade a country which is very remote and very little known. But we should bear in mind that the laurels of the British army have not been alwty* gained on the battle fields of Europe. The British soldier has more often had to fight in other climes and in distant lands. From the time when Clive won the battle of Plassy under the burning sun of India with his little band of heroes to our own day British armies have won a brilliant succession of victories in the mountain- ous regions of India. May we hope, therefore, with the blessing of God, that the present expedition, though no doubt difficult, may prove no exception to the rule? I trust we shall here no more of such language as that Abyssinia is a place where England may meet with disaster, but where there are no honours to be won. Where there is peril to be encountered, or suffering to be borne, or difficulties to be overcome, there—there is honour to be won." Mr Corry had a word on the same subject. He said TIIC Lord Mayor has adverted to the part the navy is about to take in the Abyssinian expedition. I fear it is destined to be of a very modest charactsr, as its services will be chiefly confined to assisting iu the transport of the troops. I will only say that I am confident whatever it has to do will be done well." Mr Disraeli, having apologized, for Lord Derby's absence, made a few safe remarks upon various topics. There have been few periods," he bbserved, when applications for friendly offices have been more fre- quently made to the British Government, and I need not assure you they have been received in a perfectly sympathizing spirit. If we turn to America we have a right toassume that thesame healthy spirit prevails. When we last met there there was much similarity between the position of affairs there and iu Europe a great war just concluded, and apprehensions for the future. Dangers, we were told, were impending, and we were prepared for times of diiffculty. The year that has elapsed has brought calmer and clearer feelings to America as well as Europe. Justice is now done to the temperate and friendly spirit in which England has examined and considered those questions once supposed to be sources of difficulty and danger. I believe that not only the Government, but the people of America take juster views of these questions now than they did a year ago, not uninfluenced, I am sure in some degree by the representations of my noble friend near me, the Foreign Secretary, and I have every reason to believe, on the pant of her Majesty's Government, that we shall maintain between England and America those feelings of thorough friendship which I trust will ever subsist between two countries bound by so many material interests and by every moral senti- ment which should unite nations. Is our domestic position less satisfactory ? Her Majesty's Minister. with the noble and generous aid of a patriotic Parliament, have been able since we last met in this hall to settle a question which was a source of chronic irritation and feebleness to the State. It euibarassed the Crown, made Parliament ridiculous, and England contemptible in the eyes of Europe; our Government for fifteen years declaring that a ledistribution of power in the State was necessary, and no one competent to bring it about. Her Majesty's Government, aided and assisted by a patriotic Parliament, have introduced and carried a measure with that object. I believe that it is one that will establish concord among all classes, that the nation favourably accepts the arrangement, and that history will consecrate its consequences," Lord Stanley, in returning thanks for the House of Commons, said Upon a subject so familiir as the House of Commons it is hardly possible to speak with- out saying either something which may be regarded as a paradox, or something in the shape of a mere com- monplace. But as the tendency of the present time, is rather, 1 think, to depreciate than unduly to exalt any- thing which is familiar to this country, I may call atten- tion to one or two points in which it seems to me that the English Parliament differs, as I believe, from every other legislative assembly of a similar character in the world. In the first place, we are the only unpaid legis- lative body in the world there is no country in the world except Kngland in which you will find many hun- dreds of wealthy men who will submit to the annoyance of a popular contest with no other hope than that of being able to give to the public a certain amount of gratuitous labour. You may say they give themsslves this trouble from personal vanity or ambition, and that may be, but I am of opinion that even such a motive, since it prompts men to serve in the Parliament of a free country, is a virtue rather than a failing. Then, again, I do not believe there is another legislative body in the world, not even the American or a colonial Con- gress, which gets through a fifth part of the business transacted by the British House of Commons. We Illay be charged with attempting too much, and I have some- times thought this myself; but with whatever faults we may be fairly charged, it cannot be asserted that we are wanting in industry and good will. There is one thing more that I must say for the House of Commons. I do not believe that any similar body shows the same amount of justice and fair play to those who address it. No doubt party proceedings exist, and sometimes party feeling runs high but there is one thing which invari- ably overrides party feeling, and that is the existence of an honest confidence in the good intentions of the in- dividuals of the assembly."
FROM THE MANX PUNCH." THE RIGHT MAN IN THE HlGlIT PLACE— A Fenian in the dock. Why is a traveller ascending a volcano like an Irish- man trying to kiss his sweetheart ? Because he wants to get at the mouth of the crater (cratur). Why should a knock-need man make the best friend ? Because "a friend in need (kneed) is a friend indeed." What sea would make a good sleeping apartment ? The a dry attic (Adriatic). What is most elevating to the sole (soul) and body ? A high heeled boot. :.rr I, 'e housekeeping is far from liberal, and his temper is very violent. Dan Kewley summed up both these facts by saying, "With L it is Lent all the year round in his kitchen, and Passion week in his par- lour." One Sunday evening recently a lady, and two of her servants attended St. 's Church. The preacher gave what is called a levelling sermon. On reaching home Mrs C. rang her little bell with a peal that startled all in the house, and observed to her maid; although NJ r-- asserts we are all equal on the other side of the grave I will show you, and all my servants that we are not so on this side." A rare junction of skill and simplicity, in construction and combination, has been offered to our notice in Sir. White's Moo-Main Patent Lever Truss, an Instrument which has most desen'edly received the highest enconiums from all our leading Surgeons, and the grateful laudations of a host of rescued sufferers from Rupture, &c. Unen- cumbered with the ordinary circular spring, and other somewhat valueless appendages, this Truss possesses all the security of the ordinary steel spring, with the ease and comfort of a mere bandage. Its price is so moderate, that its acquisition may be made by persons of the most hwible grade in life. Extraordinary Efficacy of Dr. de Jengh's Light-Brown Cod Lircr Oil in General Debility.-In cases of debility and defective nutrition this celebrated Oil, which pos- sesses peculiar and powerful nutrient and restorative pro- perties which do not exist in other varieties of Cod Liver Oil, has been administered with the most strikingly beneficial results. Rowland Dalton, Esq., M. R. C.S., District Medical Officer at Bury St. Edmunds, observes: In giving my opinion of Dr. de Jongli's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil, I have no hesitation in saying that I have not the slightest confidence in any other kind. The effects of Dr. de Jongli's Oil are sure and most remarkable, especially in that broken-down state of health and strength which usually precedes and favours tubercular deposit; and I never recommend auy other sort. The Oil I have had from you was for my own use, and it has certainly been the only means of saving my life on two occasions, and even now, when I feel out of condition I take it, and like it, ) unmixed with anything, as being the most agreeable way." Dr. de Jongh's Light Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half-pints, 2s 6d; pints, 48 9d quarts, 9s labelled with his stamp and signature, without which none can possibly be genuine, by his sole consignees, Ansar, Harford, and Co., 77,Strand, London; and respectable chemists.
DENBIGH. THE TOWN COUNCIL. The annual meeting of the Denbigh Town Council was held ou the 9th inst. Present—Or Pierce, John Parry Jones, Esq., R Lloyd W illiams, Esq., H R Hughes, Esq., Ystrad E H Griffith, Esq.; Messrs. Thomas Gee, It Foulkes, draper, R Foulkes, Graig, William Story, William Parry, chemist, John Davies, Lodge, Evan Davies, King's Mills, Martin Smith, borough treasurer, and F Wynne, deputy town clerk. Mr Wynne stated that the first business of the day was- The Election of Mayor. — Mr William Parry begged to propose that Dr Pierce should remain in office for another year. He hoped he would have no objection to do so. He had great pleasure in proposing liis re- election. Mr Foulkes, draper, seconded the motion. Dr Pierce, he said, had made a very good mayor last ycar, aud he dared say that he would make a better mayor the next year. Having been unanimously re-elected, The Mayor said-This time twelve months I had the honour of being proposed to this chair by Mr Richard Owen, and seconded by \[r Gold Edwards. I am very sorry they are not present to-day, particularly Mr Owen, whose absence is caused, ) fiud by a letter from him, by an attack of illness. I am sure we will all sympathise with him, and hope he will soon be well enough to come amongst us again. You are all well aware that I accepted this office with a great deal of reluctance, for several reasons. I am rather abrupt—therefore I feared I should not make a very agreeable mayor. I also thought my professional calling would not enable me to give sufficient time to the duties of this honour- able post. However, it is very pleasing to me to find. after occupying it for twelve mouths, that I still remain in your good opinion and confidence. The duties have not been so troublesome as I anticipated, but they have been attended with considerable anxiety of mind, and some amount of expense for a humble apothecary. (A. laugh.) I thank you very much for the honour you have conferred upon me to-day, and I only hope when I vacate this chair that I shall do so without having given any cause to lose your good opinion ot me. Should I unfortunately give such cause, I can assure you it will be from an error in judgment, and not in sin of the soul. During my mayoralty, we have had very warm de- bates, but W" should be warm upon all subjects worthy of earnest consideration. You know very well that it i. vain for the blacksmith to hammer at a cold iron lie warms it before he attempts to shape it; and so we did with our subjects—we heated them, and hammered at them in good style, (a laugh), and although some hot sparks flew in all directions, we brought our matrers to a happy and satisfactory issue, without inflicting any harm on one another, for this day we are the best of friends. It is an honour to come into this cham- ber. I do not wonder at these intelligent men being anxious to come amongst us, and where is the coward that would not go over a five-bar gate to enter this council. (A laugh.) I like these contests for muni- cipal honours. They give the candidates an opportu- nity of testing their popularity, and of showing their anxiety to sit in the Council, and if they are not anxious to come here, they will do no good, and they are better out. The elections also give the ratepayers a chance of changing us—to introduce fresh blood into the Council, and thus to keep it free from two or three classes of men which I will mention. Firstly, men who say yes'' to everything. I iook at then like withered leaves which are blown with the wind to any and to all quarters. Secondly,—men who have no judgment of their own. They look at their friends in whom they have greater confidence than themselves, and vote as they vote. Just like a patient of mine many years ago, who, when I enquired how he felt, would turn to his wife aud say—" I don't know how am I, my dear!" (Much laughter.) It was very fortu- nate that he was a married man, and not a bachelor like myself—for in that case he would not have had a my dear" to appeal to, and would have died from want of self-judgment. These sort of men (continued the doctor humorously) are to be envied, because their bones will never be collected together, for, having no soul, they have nothing to answer for. The next class of men I shall allude to are dangerous and a disgrace to humanity. I mean those who vote for men and not for principles. They cling to parties and not to truth. I do not envy these characters, for certainly their bones will be minutely gathered, and they shall be j summoned to give a solemn account of themselves. But I must proceed. Good methodical tradesmen it is said often "take stock," and with your permission I will briefly" take stock" of what we have done in this Council during the past year. It is right that we should consider whether we have left undone that which we ought to have done, or done that which we ought not to have done. Thanks to -Mr Martin Smith, our treasurer, of whom we ought to be proud, we can see almost at a glance what our actions have been during the year. He lias prepared a full statement of accounts showing the exact amount of monies received and expended. This is a thing we never had before Mr Smith's appointment. The statement shows that the Corporation is improving. We have no wish to conceal anything; on the contrary, being representa- tives of the puulic, we are anxious for the whole public to see and understand our affairs. They can examine this statement, and judge for themselves what we have done, I regret that we went into debt. Debt is the great sin of this world,—it is the first cousin to bank- ruptcy, and bankruptcy is one of the greatest curves of our country. Nobody can be respectable and independ- ent as long as they are in debt. Therefore if we are now in debt, let us do as Lord Cardigan did, in a very uncomfortable position (referring to the memorable Balaclava charge)—" Get out of it. as soon as possible." I I am not going to detain you long; but do not think that I am in a hurry, because the hounds are close by (laughter); although hunting is my physic, my motto is, cc busines., before pleasure. (Hear, hear.) I may say regarding the borough rate that we all hated it, but we had no other remedy to meet our difficulties. Kates, like doctors and physic, are necessary evils—and on the whole I think doctors and physic are more acceptable thau rates, especially when you give such a dose as fourpence in the pound. That is enough to sicken the people for a long time, and I hope that as long as I am in the Corporation we shall never give them such a heavy dose again. I think we are in a position now that will not render even a fractional rate necessary for many years. The only way to guard against rates is to pay strict attention to economy. We are now on the point of raising a building for the fire engine, hurdles, a soup kitchen, &c., but, gentlemen, if we want to keep from debt in the future we must keep from brick and mortar. Another thing we have done with the money is a thorough repairing to the Market Hall. That was an essential work, and I am glad to say it has been done at a cost one-third less thau we expected. It has been done well and cheaply. Mr Lloyd Williams, the architect, will tell us that. The hall is at present a credit to the Corporation, and an ornament to the town. I trust the Market Committee will cause it to be kept perfectly clean. We have spent a little money on the town wells; they are now unpolluted, and in a satisfactory state. We have also done more fot the sanitary condi- tion of the town than has been done for many years. This is a subject of the greatest possible importance. We have effected great improvements, without incon- venience or hardship to the poor, but on the contrary added materially to their comforts, by making their homes pure and healthy. We certainly put the land- lords to expense, by compelling them to make proper drains and traps, and all necessary accommodation, in accordance with the spirit of the Sanitary Act,—and by enforcing the act, with the utmost stringency, is the only way to prevent owners building" Tom and Jerry Cottages," with small confined rooms and no drainage, which impoverish the town, and breed all kinds of diseases—and thus the health of the public is sacrificed in order to produce a profit of ten or eleven per cent. What we require here are fine villas, to induce thrifty families to come amongst us to spend their money. This is a beautiful town, and there is not a happier place in the world. I cling to it as I cling to life. Look at the town in a moral point oi view. e ought to be proud of its general discipline, which is the result, to a great extent, of the efforts of my brother magistrates two of whom I am glad to see are at this Council. The Lord's Day is duly observed here. We very seldom wit- ness a drunkard on the street on a Sunday-a fact attributable to the respectability of our publicans. All the public-houses in the town are closed at eleven p.m., and I am in a position to state that this is not done in any other town in North Wales, True, we have no law to compel them to close at that hour, but we have coaxed them to do it. Besides, there are eleven publi- cans in the town who close their premises entirely on Sundays, except for the accommodation of travellers, and in another year I expect eleven more will agree to do the same act. Gentlemen, I again thank you for re- electing me to the civic chair. Now, with your per- mission, we shall go to work. Thanks to Mr Francis Wynne, our worthy deputy town clerk, we have a clear minute book, and everything that is entered therein is strictly carried out. One favour I will beg of you be- fore I conclude. It is this whatever subject is brought before us, confine your whole attention to that subject, and dispose of it before we enter upon any other sub- ject, without indulging in idle conversation, so as not to waste time, for time is valuable to all-espacially to those, like myself, that gain their livelihood by the sweat of their brow. I beg to apologise for trespassing so much upon your time. (Applause) Committees. — The various committees were re- appointed—Mr Gee being elected to act on the Sanitary Committee, in the place of Dr Hughes, and Mr H. R. Hughes on the same committee instead of Dr Tumour. The Fire Engine.—The Treasurer stated that there was still a balance due for the fire engine, haying already Mr Parry Jones said that, having guarantee,! a cer- tain sum towards the purchase of the me engine, he proposed that the Town Clerk be instructed to pio luee all documents, bills, &c., belonging to the fire en/ine account, at the next Council meeting, in order to biing the matter to final termination. I Ti¡" motiou was carried. The layor said it would be a nice plan, as by Lieut. Davies, toexerci.se the engine oecati-ua ty at the Market Hall-to keep it clean. Resignation of 1100 of the newly-elected sio),crs.-Tae Deputy Town Clerk read the fallowing letters :— Denbigh, 7th November, 1867. DE\R SIR, To prevent all mi-apprehension in addition to the public announceluent we have made, I deem it proper as well as courteous to inform you offi- cially that Mr Gold Edwards and I claim exemption from the oiffce of Town Councillors on the ground of our having already served the office within the last five years. Believe me, dear sir, Yours truly, J. C. WYNNE EDWAHDS. The Town Clerk, Denbigh." 36, Half Moon-street, London, W., 8th Xovem\'er, J8Gi. "MY DEAR SIR,-I have bad forwarded to me the usual summons from the Town Clerk to attend to-mor- row"; Council. I have already intimated to the Bur- gesses in the joint address of Mr J. C. Wynne Ed- wards and myself that it is not my intention to accept the office of Town Councillor conferred upon me on the Ist iiist. I- It did not occur to me that it was necessary that I should formally intimate this to the Council, bkit if you think it is so, I shall feel obliged if yon make the com- munication for me to the Council to-morrow. It is unnecessary for me to trouble you with the rea.,ous that have induced me to come to this con- clusion. I am, yours faithfully, THUS. GOLD EDWARDS. F. Wynne, Esq., Deputy Town Clerk." Their resignations were accepted, and a notice was signed to fill the vacancies in ten days after the date of this meeting. The Statement of Accounts.-This was in a printed form, and was distributed amongst the members. Mr Foulkes, draper, proposed that copies should be distributed throughout the borough. The motion was agreed to. Mr Parry Jones enquired what was the total income and expenditure of the Corporation, exclusive of the fire engine account, and all other exigencies. The Mayor said he had gone to some trouble with Mr Smith to ascertain that information, and the result was thus average tolls, &c., £ 236; expenditure, £248 3,1 lld; leaving a deifcit of X15 31 11,1. Mr Gee said that inasmuch as the expenditure ex. ceeded its revenue, he thought it would be ad t' te to appoint a committee to examine the corporation ac- counts, with the view of devising the best means of living within their income. Mr Hughes thought the table of tolls might be slightly increased, which would augment the funds without the increase being hardly felt. The tolls were much heavier in other place. than in Denbigh. Mr Carry Jones said he quite agreed with Mr Gee's suggestion, and he would propose that Mr Gee and Mr Hughes who formed the" new blood," be requested to act on the committee, so as to give them an early oppor- tunity ot improving, if possible, the funds of the cor- poration. A committee was then formed, for the purpose stated by Mr Gee, as follows :-The Mayor, Mr Evan !>avies, Mr (iee, and Mr Hughes, to be assisted by the town clerk and borough treasurer. BoRorou PETTY SESSION'S, November 8, before Dr Pierce, mayor; It Lloyd Williams, Esq., and Dr Tumour. A Young Pickpocket.—A little girl, aged twelve ye-o s, named Ellinor Pritchard, was charged by Super- intendent Pugh with the offence of pickpocketting. An elderly woman was called to prove the case. She stated that she was in the Market Hall, at a butcher's stall, oil the pI evious Saturday night, and on going iuto her pocket for her purse, she found it missing. It con- tained lbs tid. Having seen the prisoner, with ano her girl, running about her, she immediately suspected that she had stolen the purse out of her pocket. Siie com- municated her suspicion to the police, who apprehended the prisoner an hour afterwards, and disc iwred the purse aud money in the possession of her mother. The child confessed her guilt. Mr Humphrey Huberts defended the prisoner. The Mayor addressed the prisoner's,mother, who was in com t, in very effective t, rms, pointing out the solemn responsibility that rested upon her to bring her children up in the paths of morality and religion. In order to avoid prison disgrace, the magistrates would impose a fine of 21s including costs. The money was paid. Assciiilt.Ifeshaeli Jones, of Brookbouse, charged Edward Davies, blacksmith, with assaulting him on Saturday night. He had nearly strangled him, it was alleged, on the ground, and his neckerchief had to be cut with a knife to release him from his grasp. Complainant also charged Thomas Kyles, a workman in the employ of Edward Davies, with challenging him to tight. These parties, it appeared, are neighbours, and have been at loggerheads in consequence of quarrels between their wives aud we should say the sooner the better unhappy folks are separated. Davies was lined iOs and costs, and Ryles 2s tid and costs. Drunkards.— Wiiliam Jones, a local celebrity known as "Slanger," was summoned for being drunk and noisy. c. His eminence" did not make his appearance- therefore a warrant to escort him iguouiiniously into court was ordered. Edward Jon(os, another of Sir John Barleycorn's dupes, was fined 2s tid and costs.
HHYL. COUNTY COURT, November 8, before R. Vaughan Williams, Ksq., judge. Several small cases were heard at this court, which is held here bi-monthly. Messrs. Louis, ltuthit), R. E. William, and W. R. Williams, Hhyl, solicitors, were engaged to a few of theol. An Annoying .Aetion.-Rohert Pierce, carter, sued S. P. Evans, clerk in the em piny of Mr R. E. Williams, for the sum of t5, money leut. Mr Louis appeared for plaintiff, and Mr R. E. Williams for defendant. The plaintiffs case was simply that he bad lent the money to Mr Evans and it was stated for the defence that plaintiff had requested Mr Evans to sell him a piece of land, and if he succeeded in effecting a purchase he should have £ 10. Plaiutill, however, sold the land himself, but having given Mr Evans some amount of trouble, he came to him and said-I have disposed of the land myself, but I like to be a man, and I will make you a present of X5." Subsequently Mr Evans had occasion to enforce a distress warrant against plaintiff, who then denied having the £ o except as a loan. Plaintiff produced a book with the view of proving his claim, but the leaf containing the item, he said, had been torn off. Mr R. E. Williams said the plaintiff had made a cock- and-bull story, and in fact it was an abominable action. Mr Louis replied that Mr Williams's remarks were uucalled for, and were a reflection on his client's char- acter. His Honnur-I must give judgment for defendant. There is not the shadow of a claim for this money, and my belief is that the action was only brought to annoy the defendant. If that is a reflection on your client (the plaintiff), I caunot help it. Lewis v. Oit-e)t.-The plaintiff in this action, Mr R; Lewis, Wellington-road, sued the defendant, a butcher for ii, money lent. Mr Louis appeared for the defendant. Plaintiff stated that he had lent the defeiid,,tut ilO towards the purchase of a cow. He produced an 1.0 U." for the amount signed by the defendant. Mr Louis said the document was invalid because it was not stamped. His Honour examined it and said the objection was good, but, with Mr Louis's consent, the form of action was amended. On cross-examination, plaintiff stated that a person named William Hughes was with defendant when he lent the money. Both of them were borrowing the money jointly, but he could not say, or would not say which of the two received it. Mr Louis argued that defendant did not borrow the money, but was the surety for it to William Hughes, who had acted in collusion with plaintiff to fall upon the defendant. His Honour gave judgment for defendant.
HOLLOW AY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT.—The most effec- tual Cure for Gout and Rheumatism.—A frequent cause of these complaints is the inflammatory state of the blood, attended with bad digestion, lassitude, and great debilitj, showing the want of a proper circulation of the fluid, and that impurity of the blood gre:;tly aggravates these disorders. Holluway's Pills are of so purifying a nature that a few doses taken in time are an effectual preventive against gout and rheumatism, hut any one that has an attack of either should use Holloway's Oint- ment also, the powerful properties of which, combined with the effects of the Pills, ensure a certain cure. The Ointment should be thoroughly rubbed into the parts affected at least twice a day, after they have been ufficiently fomented with warm water to open the pores o facilitate the introduction of the Ointment to the S lands.
THE POPE AND DIPLOMACY. I In discussing the other day the degree of importance which ought to be attached to Garibaldi's defeat we gave our reasons for thinking that it left the Homan question very nearly in the same position as it was in before, sub- ject always to the increased experience which has cer- tainly been gained as to the indifference, to say the least of it, of the Roman population to any prospect of chang- ing their Government. In a word, the whole question has been relegated from the province of war to that of diplomacy, but its terms have not been changed. The same matters still remain to be discussed, and the dis- cussion must take place between the same parties. No question of our day is so closely connected with all that is most, interesting in the great standing controversies which collectively constitute the province of religious, moral, and political inquiry, yet there is none which for practical purposes is included within narrower limits. The possible solutions of the question are not numerous. There are, as we have before observed, two characters only in which the Pope can possibly be regarded, and his political position must sootier or later he regulated by a full acceptance of the one or the other. If he is not God's vicegerent, lie is a small and very weak Italian potentate, forming an accidental obstacle to a measure which, upon the whole, the active and energetic part of the Italians earnestly desire, namely, Italian unity. If he is God's vicar, it is obvious to every one who takes a clear and consistent view of the subject that his temporal power ought to be upheld by force of arms, if necessa".V, against all comers. If he is a mere Italian prince, his end is obviously near. This general view of the subject will enable us to see what courses, speaking practically, are open to those who are charged with the settlement of the Homan quetioll. It is possible that tho Pope may be lwtilltained in ihe possession of his temporal power lither by thorough-going partisans of his spiritual power or by lukewarm protectors, bound by a variety of con. siderations to find,if possible, some compromise between his pretentions and those of the kingdom of Italy, or by the Italian Government itself acting under some such compromise, or that he may be allowed to fall before his enemies. Let us consider a little each of these poss bili- ties and the nature of the results which they may be expected to produce. First, the temporal power may be upheld by thorough- going supporters of the spiritual power, and on the ground that the one is a natural and convenient, not to say a necessary, appendage to the other. The difficulty in the way of such a solution is that no nation capable of up- holding the temporal power can he regarded in its public capacity as an unqualified supporter of the spiritual power, Practically, the only nation which could assume such a position, if it would, is France, and for obvious reasons it is out of the question that France should do so. Still the Ultramontane party is unquestionably strong enough in France to be able to give the national policy a considerable twist in that direction. Having gained the point that there is to be all intervention of some sort and for some purposes, it is comparatively easy to influence its direction by showing that unless it goes as far as they would wish it to go it becomes almost unmeaning. We cannot, however, believe that the influence of this party will be sufficient to carry with it. permanently the whole force of the French nation, or that, if exerted beyond a certain point, which of course it is impossible to define, it will not produce a reaction which might lead to incal- culable consequences. The only thorough-going and perfectly consistent defenders of the temporal power who can be fully relied upon are its individual supporters. If the Pope were to beat up for recruits all over the world, and were to appeal for his defence to the young and en- thusiastic members of the Roman Catholic communions which compose so large a section of the most energetic part of the human race, he might, very possibly see him- self at the h >ad of all army of defensive crusaders not altogether inadequate to his purposes. But there are a thousand diiffculties in the way of such an enterprise. In many parts of the world it would not he permitted, and at all events the resource would be irregular, pre- carious, and intermittent to the last degree. it wolit,t, moreover, have its own dangers. If it were carried a little too far, if it were to succeed beyond a certain very moderate point, it, would rouse a spirit equally deter- mined and more likely to be widely diffused on the other side. These are not times in which any religion, and least of all so formidable a religion as that of the Church of Rome, would be permitted to impose itself by armed force on any population. The claims which are now openly and loudly made on behalf of the Pope by the Ultramontane party, and by none more loudly than by the English members of it, are tolerated only because at present they are so remote from fact that it is natural to regard them as merely contemptible. The first step towards an attempt to reduce them to practice would he the si\(nal for a very different line of thought and conduct with respect to them. If people in geueml were once to become euemlly aware of the nature of the claims made for the Pope, and of the moaning which his extreme and most consistent partisans attach to his spiritual power, their isolated efforts to uphold the temporal power by force of arms would no longer be regarded with indiffer- ence. For these reasons we do not think that it will be possible in the long run for the temporal power to be up- held as an appendage to and as the vehicle of the spiritual power. ?ne' next possibility is that of expedients and compro- mises. by which the Emperor of the French and the King of Italy might, in one way or other, and under conditions more or less favourable to the Pope and to themselves, act as his protectors, This is the course which will pro- bably be taken, and which it would seem can lead to one result only sooner or later. A protected power is no power at all. Sooner or later in the very nature of things the protector will compliment the protege out of exist- ence. Permanent protection by the French papers ap- pears hardly possible. Permanent protection by the Italians is equivalent to a reduction of the Pope to his purely spiritual functions. If such a humiliation were inflicted upon him he would sink into the position of an Italian bishop, dependent for all civil rights upon the Italian Legislature. It is always dangerous to prophesy, but the present state of affairs, when compared with the history of the last seven teen or eighteen years, appears to point towards this conclusion as the one which may be expected to arrive sooner or later, and after a longer or shorter series of camp-onuses and half-measures. The third and last possibility is that the temporal power may be left to itself, and may he overthrown by the Italian Government. Certainly the immediate pro- bability of this is not great, but it would be rash to say that such an event is altogether improbable. The Pope might well consider it an intolerable luuniUation to ae- cept the protection of the King of Italy, and the Emperor of the French might well feel that it was impossible for him to adjust all the difficult awl delicate questions which are involved in protecting the Pope. The result of the whole might very possibly be to bring matters to an ab- rupt conclusion and to compel the Pope to submit to an occupation of the Roman States by the Italian forces, and to the introduction into them of the whole modern sys- tem of law and govevnnieut. This, after all, would only be a shorter form of that which we have described as the second possibility, the system of compromises and expe- dients. What would be the result of such a state of things? We cannot doubt that it would be in some im- portant respects and on the whole a decided blow to the Koman Catholic religion, and We need not repeat the reasons which we have given on many occasions for this opinion. But we do not think that this fact would be at once apparent. We sllUulll fully expect, on the contrary, that the immediate and ostensible effect of it would be quite of the opposite kind. Roman Catholics throughout the world would regard themselves as being to a certain extent in the position of a persecuted body, and as the persecution would be of the most shadowy, theoretical kind, it would serve .only to increase their zeal towards the heall of their religion. A deposed Pope would be one of the most interesting ot human beings, and he would have the immense advantage of being freed by the act of his adversaries from all the responsibilities attend- ing- the possession of actual political power, and would thus be enabled to take up a purely critical line with re- gard to lay sovereigns and lay legislation. If the Koman Catholic Church became in every part of the world what it is in England and America, that is to say, a purely vo- luntary society in the eyes of the law, and a society bound together in the eyes of its own members conclusively by spiritual sanctions, a new stage of the great controversy between the Church and the world which has already lasted for so many centuries would be and the fact would speedily make itself felt. For more than 1,500 years things civil and things ecclesiastical have been more or less connected together, though in a great variety of ways. After the dose of their early hostilities the Church and the State recognized each other's existence, and in particular the State recognized the existence and independent authority of the Church in :t vast varietv of ways, and this recognition was not only maintained, but extended and confirmed in innumerable ways all through the period during which the nations of modern Europe were being established down to our days. It is only since 17¡;1 that the temporal and spiritual provinces have been separated, not as a m ltter of administrative convenience, but on the ground, more or less expressly stated, that the State and the Church are fundamentally different and, we might almost, say, rival societies, founded on ditierent principles, ainiiug at different objects, aud supported by different and in certain cases conflicting sanctions. Ibis view, however, is not only rapidly gaining ground, but is rapidly moulding the institutions of every country in the world, and a great impulse would no doubt be given to it by the downfall of the temporal power. If that event should happen, if the Church anll State should be entirely disengaged from each other, and should be brought by the course of events to confront each other in every part of the world, eacii prescribing to men its own theory ot life, and enforcing that theory by its own sanctions and according to its own methods, we should see such a sight as has not been seen in the world since the first pro- mulgation of Christianity-we should see the whole ques- tion of the truth or falsehood of all existing forms of Christianity fought out oil a fair field, and, it may be reasonably hoped, with the legitimate weapons of contro- versy and without physical violence on either si,le. It is impossible to imagine an event of more awful interest.