CARNARVON. QCABTERI.V MEETING OF THK CORPORATION—ELECTION OF MAYOR. The quarterly meeting of the members of the Cor- poration was lull in the Guildhall, V un.uv.m,twe.ve o'clock at noon, on Saturday lust, the lith f November, when the following members, including those newly elected, were present-Llewelyn Turner, Esq., Mr T Turner, t'r W. W. Roberts, Mr Robert Griffith, Mr Thomas Hobley, Mr John Davies, Dr Maugham, Mr J. r. De Wiiiton, Mr Hugh Jones, Mr Watkiu Williams, Mr Hugh Humphreys, Mr Richard Griffitiis, Captain Pears >11, Mr William Thomas, Mr Hohert Jones, Mr William Roberts, Mr Simon Hobley, Mr Lewis Lewis, Mr John Owen, and Mr r. G. Cowell. ELECTION OF MAYOR. The new members having made the usual declara- tion, Mr E. W. Powell said the first thing which tie Council had to do was to elect a Mayor for the ensuing year. Dr W. W. Roberts then rose and spoke as fo]1,)\vs Mr Mayor and Gentlemen,—A very pleasing and a very important duty devolves upon me tlrs morning,and one I enter upon with mingled feelings of great diffidence, and at the same time'great confidence it is to propose the re-election of Mr Llewelyn Turner as mayor ■ > £ Car- narvon for the ninth time. I feel gi-eilt (liflilleiiee, for I am conscious of my utter inability to convey to you, Mr Mayor, the deep sense of gratitude which every member of this council must feel to you for the faithful, zealous and devoted manner in which you have dis- charged the duties of the office during the many years you have occupied the position of chief magistrate of this Borough aud I do not think that we can show our great appreciation for your services in a more clear and expressive way than by re-electing y»u to the high and honourable post which you have hitherto so ably and worthily filled. I have had the pleasure of knowing the Mayor for a great many 'years, and I believe the first great object of his life has been to do good to Carnarvon. He ha-rungrndgingly given his time, sacrificed his private interests, and laid aside every personal consideration in favour of that object. Gentlemen, we have passed through a very serious and a very gloomy crisis in the history of Carnarvon since we assembled here this time last year. I need not remind you of the great and un- wearied exertions of the Mayor, in endeavouiiog to mitigate the evils which that terrible visitation of dis- ease entailed upon the people of this town. You are all too well acquainted with his unsellish, constant, uuceas- ing efforts, on all occasions to promote the best interests of the town, and the well-being of its inhabitants to make it necessary for me to dwell on that subject; but I must reminlyou that it is our duty to participate j with him iu those efforts, to take a share in that great work, and cordial co-operation for the future. e will rejoice at the happy completion of tiie waterworks, aud the satisfactory progress of the drainage, but you all know that much yet remains to be done. Most im- portant.subjects will occupy your attention during the coming year. The taxation of the Borough, the junction of the railways through the town, the harbour works and we require a man not only imbued with an intense love for Carnarvon, but possessed of a thorough know- ledge of law, combined with business habits, to preside over our deliberations, to assist us in regulating and con- trolling the taxation of the Borough, and to bring to a successful termination all the works of improvement required to make Carnarvon one of the healthiest and most prosperous towns in Wales. Such a man we have got ill the present Mayor. 1 have the greatest pleasure in proposing his re-election. (Loud cheers.) Mr Robert Griffith seconded the resolution, which he said he had great pleasure in doiug, as he could endorse all that Dr Roberts had said in reference to the ser- vices which Mr Turner had rendered the town for so many years, as their Mayor. (Loud cheers.) No other candidate being proposed, Mr Turner was declared to be duly elected Mayor of Carnarvon for the ensuing year. The Mayor in returning thanks spoke to the following effect Geutleinext)-lil thanking you for the confidence which you have displayed in electing me for the ninth successive year to the post of Chief magistrate of this ancient borough, I feel that uo assurance on my part is requisite (to those at least of you who have acted with me for any number of years in the pnblic business of the town); that nothing but the earnest desire for which Mr Roberts has given me credit, which 1 have always felt for cai rying out those improvements so neces- sary to the welfare of the place; and of which it is so capable would have induced me, either now or here- tofore, to GOCÐpt au uffice, the honest performance of which entails so large an amount of anxiety, labour aud responsibility. I am quite aware that the office of mayor is frequently looked upou as a sort of civic honour to be bestowed irrespective of other and higher considerations of the claim of work to be done. I con- fess I never could so regard it, and to my mind it is sin:ply an instrument placed in the hands of an individual which he should to the very utmost of his ability wield for the general good for the promotion of improve- ments, for the. inaiiiteutitce of existing rights, and the resistance of encroachments and wrongs. Mr Watkin Roberts in his address has feelingly alluded to that terrible crisis through which we passed a little later than this time last year, the first dark clouds of which had already appeared oil the horizon of their futuie. The tempest which causes serious injury, is frequently bene- ficial in clearing the atmosphere; and deeply as I sym- pathize with the fate of those who perished during that period of depression, 1 cannot help thinking that in Jod's providence it may have been, and I believe it will prove to have been the safeguard of many in the future. I feel deeply thankful to be enabled now to refer to docu- ments which speak for themselves. When I state, that terrible as that ordeal was, it was neither unforseen, nor unpredicted. Before the cholera reached any part of the shores of Great Britain, a notice was delivered in every dwelling in this town, and posted in all conspi- cuous places, warning the inhabitants of the necessity of being up and doing. The penalties for harbouring filth were pointed out, and assistance to the poor in cleaning were offered. These notices were repeated when the disease appeared in England. In the first week of March, 1866, I felt it my duty to convene a joint meeting of the Corporation and the Boaid of Guardians, in conse- quence of a fever which had prevailed in a back street, of the Smithfield district for some months; the meeting was held in this room on the 6th of March, 1866, and feeling (as I stated in my subsequent report to the Privy Council) a strong conviction that that fever was a pre- cursor to cholera," I thus drew the attention of the joint meeting to the matter: "Depend upon it that this is but the advanced guard of that more formidable foe of the certain approach of which I have felt it my duty to utter so many warnings. Would that we could get houses erected on fresh ground for the labouring poor." On this same 6th day of March, 1866, more than eight months before the first case of cholera appeared in Carnarvon, I wrote to the Privy Council a letter, a copy of which I hold in my hand. Time will not allow me to read it at length, I will therefore simply quote the following paragraphI have to request that the most prompt steps be taken for putting the diseases pre- vention act in force in the Carnarvon Union." The letter goes on to state that there were several dens that ought to be closed, and that the powers in the hands of the authorities, without that act, were such as not to enable us to combat the evil. The application was re- fused, the case not being in the judgment of the officers of the Privy Council strong enough. So you see de- spite the Government report issued in the end of De- cember (a report quite correct as far as the limited know- ledge of the place enabled the government inspector to know the facts), those very powers, without which the law enabled us to do next to nothing were denied to us. By that act,—which ought always to be in force in a civilized community,—authorities are enabled to make very summary attacks upon tilth wherever found. I have every respect for the real principles involved in the much misused phrases "the rights of property" and "the liberty of the subject," but I protest against any property in dirt, and against the liberty of the subject being extended to his either occupying, or letting others occupy for his gain, an unwholesome dwelling. Now the law of the land not only gives those powers, which it formerly withheld, but vastly extended powers. And it not only gives them, but it compels the local author- ities to drain and to supply wholesome water. I know there are those to be found who complain of dirt, absence of water, and drainage on the one hand, and of the ex- pense of carrying them out on the other. (Quidnuncs who write anonymous attacks in newspapers, and spout to uneducated audiences in daik places. In all good humour I would say to such people or rather to the dupes they wilfully mislead, which would you pre- fer, having those things which the law requires to be done, carried out under the direction of the largest rate- payers, in the place of those who having to pay rates themselves, feel a strong personal interest in getting everything done as well and as cheap as possible, or on the other hand having it done (after a costly prosecution in the court; of Queen's Bench) by a corps of Royal Engineers, or under the direction of government engineer officers at our expense ? Mr Roberts remarked that much had been done, and much remained to be done," that is true Rome,(we are told) was not built in a day." I might witii double significance at the present moment of absorbing public interest especially reverse the pro- verb and say Rome cannot be unbuilt in a day."—To compare very small things with great, like once mighty Rome this place was once the seat of emperors and of kings, and like Rome, too, it was the seat of a certain civilization succeeded by ages of barbarism, and conse- quent decay. Rome had on a scale of magnificence her aqueducts and baths, displaying a highly polished appre- ciation of what was requisite for personal cleanliness and decency. If we turn to our own ancient Segontium, the spade of the antiquary, and the pick ofthe labourer discover to our view similar remains of Roman manners. »ud if we look at our grand old castle, majestic in its proportions, strikingly beautiful in its (le- sign, we find it abounding with those conveniences which uiaybe looked for in vain in the more modern excrescen- ces called houses, hich defile aull disgrace its continuity; and we also liud throughout its walls the remains ol those large pipes which conveyed pure water throughout the building. he 1IJtl.Íve mUl\nmeuts of the greatness of the iiist F.dward were despoiled in later years by the corrnpt allll unpatriotic Charles the second, andheie too a past civilization (of one kind at least) was succeeded by age8 of semi-barbarism, ages in which ignorance was successfully antagonistic to architecture, and in which (j'ulijiiiij; fiom the absence ot all provision for water, and for the commonest requirements of a house) decency was at a discount. Hut why dwell on these things? be- cause I desire to awaken a public feeling for restoring some of the ancient landmarks," for opening out the remarkable memorials of the pristine beauty ot the pl-ice for obtaining (amongst many other much needed im- provements) the clearance of the grand old town walls from the excrescences that encumVn-r them. I recollect many years ago reading in Chambers Journal,an account of a good Scotch major, who returned from India to his native place in Scotland which was full of the evils created during what I cannot help calling the tilthy ages. The gillant major set to work, and in process of years—not in a day. you know, that Home cannot be unbuilt fit, not cither in that brief day in which agita- tors effect improvements without taxation, clearing off in a pot-house speech, or an anonymous letter, the ac- cuinmulated filth of ages,—but after years of steady toil for the public good he succeeded iu clearing obstructions, and restoring what hall been a fine old place, to some- thing approaching its original condition. That account made a great and enduring impression on my mind, and 1 determined as far as 1 could to follow so laudable an example in Citrnarvoti. Gentlemen, if you will steadily wurk with lIie and attack the enen.y "hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder, foot to foot," we will in time sweep away the unsightly "vils which ignorance and corruption accumulated, and which the outrageously unprincipled destruction of the corporation property has rendered it nwre difficult to cure. It is due to you, due to myself, that these things should stand in their true light, that the times which gave rise to them should bear their discredit, and that the town of Carnar- von shall in the eyeil of those who have to visit her from a dist nice have the full credit of what you have done and are doing. An impression seems to exist elsewhere that prior to the present time, there was no regular water sunply; I need not tell you, but as I see the re- porters before iiie, I hope they will tell it that there were for some years past two water companies each of the sources of supply of which was probably originally pure, but the improvec1 cultivation of laud rendered one impure, and the other was rendered excessively danger- ous by the extension of houses and cesspools over the sources of the water. These two companies could not supply above a fourth part of the population now we have iu every street pure water in the greatest abund- ance, water which so high an authority as Mr llerapatb, has pronounced to be not simply pure, but the purest water he ever analyzed, and we have a system of drainage which I believe embraces every improvement which modem science has taught. That system of drainage will be entirely complete in a very brief space of time I trust, I hope and believe that like the people of.Salisbury we may ere long boast that though our mortality was tor a time higlt. it will be reduced to the minimum mortality of the kingdom. We have new wide streets springing np(but not half fast enough for my fancy) in which people can breathe freely, aud if we only succeed in con- vincing the owners of property that their own interest lies in improving it, m widening streets, and clearing encroachments we shall find "our lines cast in pleasanter places," the improved health of the tenant will ensure the more punctual payment of rent, and the undoubted reduction of the poor rates. One matter only remains for me to notice, and that is the impossibility of having the streets in proper order during the prog, ess of the great works which are bring carried out in all directions. Uneven, dirty and sloppy in wet weather they must be for some time to come. It would be a waste of money to repair until the ground is permanently settled, but of unwholesome dirt, there is but little left. The great cesspools of the "iilthy ages" are rapidly disappearing, and giving way to the inventions which modern ideas and a fine water supply at high pressure enabled us to substi- tute. Let grumblers be patient aud recognise the neces- sity of the temporary discomfort entailed for the end (with the blessing of God) will be that those who use the natllralmean, he has placed at the disposal of his intelligent creatures will be increased health, decreased mortality, confidence on the part of people at a dis- tance, and consequent prosperity to the place. (Loud aud continued cheering.) THK SANITARY CONDITION OF CARNARVON. Mr Thomas Turner remarked that very injurious re-¡ pjrts had been recently circulated in reference to the t?wn. as it regarded the fever which was said to be still prevaleut iu it, aud which reports were not true, and in his opinion he thought the truth ought to be publicly known, as such groundless statements were calculated to injure the trade of the place. He would therefore ask Dr Roberts what the state of the town was as it re- garded fever ? Dr Roberts replied that now the town was entirely free from fever, as there was not one single case in it Mr Thomas Turner said that was very satisfactory, and when the railway was carried through the town it would have the eflect of doing away with a number of courts and small houses in which fever was mostly generated, as from tifty to sixty houses would have to be taken down. He was also glad to have to say that the arrangements between the railway company and the owners of property were nearly completed, and also that it was very likely that an amalgamation would be effect- ed with the Carnarvonshire line, which would be bene- ticial in every respect. In the course of some general observations on the affairs of the town by various members, Mr Richard Griffiths remarked he hoped that the Council in carrying out improvements would always spend the money of the ratepayers as if it was their own, and that in the planning as well as in the actual expenditure. The Mayor replied that that was precisely the prin ciple upon which he had always acted, and all the mem- bers of the Council as well, he believed. Election of Aldermen.-A conversation then ensued respecting Mr Millington, who, although he had been elected Alderman, had never attended the meeting of the Council nor had he ever taken the oath of the office. Air John Davies then moved, and Mr Watkin Wil- liams seconded, that Mr Richard Griffiths be the Alder- man in the place of Mr Millington for the east ward. This was carried nem. con. Mr Hobley was then elected as Alderman for the west ward—unanimously. The Borough Rate.-The Town Clerk announced that zC200 would be required, which would be met by a rate of 8d in the pound. After a brief discussion, Mr Hugh Jones moved that the rate be as it was before, which was carried nem. con Welsh Reports.—Mr S. Hobley observed that there were no reports of their proceedings in the Welsh news- papers, and consequently many persons in the town were ignorant of what resolutions were passed by the Council, and what the regulations were which had been agreed to. After a few words rom the Mayor, the subject dropped. The New Borough lIfagistrates.-The Mayor inform ed the Council that a letter had been received from the Lord Chancellor in reference to the appointment of additional magistrates for the borough, as the Council had sent up the names of several gentlemen, as being fit and qualified persons for the office. The Lord Chan- cellor in his letter neither approved of them nor dis- proved but he objected to one gentleman's name, Mr Hugh Jones, simply because he was a solicitor, which disentitled him to act as a magistrate. His Lordship also said that the Council in nominating another gentle- man in his place must not name either a brewer or an 1\1.D. Mr Hugh Jones remarked that he told them at the time when his name was first proposed that his being a solicitor was a disqualification for the office. The Mayor replied that such was the fact, and it was himself that was to blame more than anyone else. He then explained why and upon what grounds he had supported Mr Jones's nomination. Mr Richard Griffiths then proposed, and Mr Robert Griffith seconded, that Mr J Owen, merchant, be nomi- nated by them to the Lord Chancellor, as a fit and proper person to be appointed a Borough Magistrate. Mr Watkin Williams then proposed Captain Pearson, which was seconded by Dr. Roberts. The Mayor and Ilr T. Turner explained that they should not vote, as they sat on the bench themselves. A show of hands was then taken, when there were for- Mr Owen. Captain Pearson. 5 Majority I The Mayor explained that it was not in their power to appoint any person a magistrate but all they could do was to nominate one to the Lord Chancellor, and it remained with him whether he appointed him or not. No doubt but what the Lord Chancellor would cause private enquiries to be made before he finally made the appointments. The meeting was then adjourned until Monday (the 11th instant) at two o'clock in the afternoon. WALKING ON THE WATER.—In the last impression of the Chronicle we gave some account of the perform- ances of a John Rees, of Machynlleth, in the Menai Straits, at Garth Ferry, Bangor, ie wh.ch he undertook to "walk tlio water." The feat was certainly an astounding one. if it could be done, aud in consequence there was a very large concourse of people assembled to witness it. Instead, however, of walking over the Straits, lie merely paddled himself over, ensconced as he was in a large oil dress, inflated like a bladder, so that he wis buoyed up and floated upon the surface of the water like a piece of cork. At the last, be made some attempt at what some persons may term walking, but this part of the performance was rather clumsily man- aged. On Saturday afternoon last, he went through precisely the same acquatic manoeuvres at < arnarvoli, iu the presence of a large multitude of people, from all parts of the country, as it happened to be fair day. The pier was crowded as was also the quay promenade, just as when there is a regatta takiug place. It was a somewhat tame affair, as it was clear at a glance that anyone con 1d float as long as he pleased in Rllcll a pre- pared apparatus. The real question is—whether tile principle underlying this performance, can be put to any practical use, for the number of lives lost on these storm- beaten coasts year after year is really fearful to contem- plate ? ;.The dress" appeared to us to be cumber- some and unwieldly, but safe, certainly, for a person would never sink if he had one on iu the water, though he may be starved to death. Sailors are known to be both improvident and careless beings, as a class, and even were a dress of the kind provided ready for every sailor in a ship, it is questionable whether Jack would think of putting it on until it was too late. The dress, too, is said to be expensi ve, and that it would cost ten guineas, and this, of course, would militate much against its general adoption. Still, there may be some- thing in the principle (which, however, is by no means novel) and if there be and it could be utilised, it would be a great boon to humanity. Wrecks mostly occur close on sliore, and not out in the open laoil aud if there were some dresses of the kind on board every ship- wrecked vessel, many lives may be saved. The hint, we think, should not be lost upon our coasting vessels at least, for it is they which are the most exposed to danger from shipwrecks. As to Mr Rees walking upon the water," we hope. we shall hear no more of that.
TRAMPS. SiR, -In practice Mr Baker's s ystem cannot he carried out—but a modification of it might be, under the autho- rity of an Act of Parliament. The alteration I would suggest is that a tramp should obtain a police or other certificate fmm his starting point in some such form as that given below. The production of this certificate to entitle, after search, to bed and food at fixed points along the route. By this means lie would be returned again when requitit.e. In the case of a man who breaks down on the road for want of food, he must go to the workhouse and remain there till a pass be obtained for him. This, with a strict enforcement of the present law, would alter matters much. ONE WHO WOULD HELP THE HONEST WAYFARER. Nov. 9th, 1867. Name I Height I-T Eyes Marks From To I Date I Signature.
IIOLYIIEAD. VALLEY PEITY SESSIONS. WRECKING PUNISHED. This month's sessions was the most important we have had occasion to attend nt the Valley for some time past. That eiglit persons, mostly from respectable families in the neighbourhood of Llanlacthlu and Llantvvrog should have been accused of larceny, aud for other causes, a very large attendance was to be seen at the Valley last Monday. The house of justice was greatly inconvenient, and it is a matter of surprise how she was able to breath such close atmosphere thoroughly impregnated with steam from the miles of calico that lay in confusion on her table. A little improvement has been made in the ar- rangement of the forms and more room has been allotted for witnesses, &c., within the barrier but at the cost of the space given to the public. The presiding magistrates were the Rev. W, J. Poole, Aberffraw Captain Rigby; H. J. Holder Hogg, Esq., and Rev. J. Williams. The magistrates' clerk (Mr Pritchard) 'and his assistant (Mr Hughes) were also present. Solicitors present—Mr Griffith, Holyhead, and Mr Hughes, Bodedern. Confusion of Names.—Mr W. Jones, district auditor had summoned John Williams, Cnycyn, that he had altered the word" bonyn" to be "cnycyn" in an Over- seer's order, whereby John Williams, Bonyn," was made to be John Williams, Cnycyn. Why the defend- ant had taken this liberty is not very evident. It seems, however, that the arrears of £ 84 18s 9d, were owing by the parish of Llanrhyddlad to the Union, and the defend- ant, who was the Overseer, was the party responsible. 11 e denied in toto that he had made any alteration in the order, and threw the onus of the claim on Mr J. Hughes, assistant to the Magistrates' Clerk. The defendant applied to the bench to have the case adjourned, as Mr Owen, Gadlys, who had taken the case, was unable to attend that day. The Auditor objected 10 this, urging that he had to travel some two hundred miles to defend the case. Mr John Hughes, the assistant to the magistrates' clerk said he had filled up the Overseer's appointment paper' and that the alteration was not in his handwriting He had delivered the appointment to the defendant per' sonally. Mr W. Jones, auditor, said that he had held an extra- ordinary meeting at the Valley, September 29, at the instance of the Secretary of the Poor Law Board, with a view of giving the defendant a chance to clear himself which lie had failed to do. In his defence, the defendant said that he had paid all due; but as the receipts were in the hands of his attor- ney, who was not present, there were no proofs of this. The case was therefore dismissed. Capt. lligby entered, and took his seat on the bench. Wreckers Beware t—The charge-sheet described a list of eight persons, six males and two females summoned for wrecking from the triumph'" a barque that stranded last Sunday week, the 22th ult., under Trevadoc, Anglesea. The Triumph was outward bound from Liverpool to Marinam with a general cargo. There were 200 tons of coal and about that quantity of cases con- taiiiiiig manufactured goods, principit ly ivhite and coloured calicoes and other materials for natives' clothing. The first called was Robert Owen, Yard, Llanfaethlu, who had been summoned for stealing a quantity of plain and printed calicoes, valued at 5s. A young woman stepped forward and produced a paper which was a medical certificate from Mr Williams, surgeon, Dronwy, stating that the defendant was unable to attend owing to an ulcer. Police-officer No. 2, (Hughes Bodedern), proved the case in the absence of defendant. Owen Pritcbard, Llanfwrog, was summoned for steal- ing white and coloured calico, value 5s. Police-officer No. 2, said that he had found the calico produced in Owen Pritchard's garden, drying on the hedge. Rev. John Williams to police-oiffcer-Put your tongue to it and see if it is salt. The police-officer having com- plied, said that it had the taste of salt. The defendant admitted readily that he had found it on the sea shore. It was measured and found to be about twelve yards long. The police-officer continuing, said he had no difficulty in getting it from the defendant's garden. When asked if the defendant had anything to say in self-defence, he replied that he had nothing, adding that the police-officer had said what was true; and that he had found the calico in a field close to the shore on Sunday morning, the day of the wreck. Captain J. W. Stark, Liverpool, representing the plain- tiffs, the Underwriters' Association, Liverpool, said he was salvage agent of the wreck, and assistant to Captain Chisholme. He had found about 30 cases of calico like that produced, and identified it as part of the cargo of the Triumph. i Mr l'ritchard, (the magistrates' clerk), explained in Welsh to the defendant the charge against him, and asked him what he had to say in his defence. The defendant said he had nothing to say. Richard Williams, Llanfachraith, was summoned for the same offence. Police-officer No. 2 gave evidence that he had found 118 yards of white and coloured calico, value X2'. He said that it had been washed. Found it in a chest at the defendant's house, dry. His wife said, unasked, that it had been washed, which the defendant did not deny. The defendant told him that the white calico pro- duced (18 yards) was the fruit of wreakage five years ago on the same spot. Defendant also said that he had found the remainder on the sea shore on Sunday, the day of the wreck. The ship was not to be seen from de- fendant's house. Cross-examined by defendant--Did not admit that the chest where the calico was found was the defen- dant's. By Rev. J. Williams—Defendant accompanied me to the chest, and did not deny that it was his. Dt). fendant said that it was not his house but that of his father. Captain Sturke identified the calicoes. Captain Rigby said, positively, that there was calico which corresponded to it on board. By Rev. J. William to Captain Sturke—How was that calico was found strewed on the beach while the ship was not broken up ? Captain Sturke said that some of the hatches had been broken, and a few cases washed away, and broken bv the sea. 'Owen Jones, Penrallt, Llanfaethlu, was summoned for a similar offence. The police-officer said-That he had found the two pieces of calico produced, in a chest, in Owen Jones's house, and a piece of yellow calico in a haystack. He said that the three pieces tasted of salt. The calico was packed up as produced. I took possession of the whole in the presence of his wife and of the defendant. Defendant admitted that he had found the calicoes on Traeth Trevadoc, on Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile from the ship, and a quarter of a mile from the defendant's house. Defendant on being asked if he wished to say any- thing in defence, said that he had nothing to say. John Elias, Tyddynbaeh, Llanfaethlu, was the next called upon for a similar offence. Defendant was a very fine-looking young man, and to say the least, had not a particle of the appearance of crime to sully his open and honest countenance. He, like the others, had a look of misfortune rather than of dishonesty, which characterised their conduct before the magistrates. ?heofncer said, that when he was approaching the defendant's house, he noticed the defendant and his r mother spreading the calico produced, on a hedge to dry. Defendant admitted to him that lie. had t'ouud it on the seashore on Sunday morning. Tire officer found it in the possession of the defendant on the 1st iust., four days after the wreck I he defendant, when called upon for his defence, said, The police-officer has stated the truth." Captain Sturke interposed, and expressed his surprise how the calico could have been washed in so short a time to the place where it was stated to have becti found by the defendant. The defendant continued, and said, in a manly voice, that the police-officer had stated the truth and that what he had found in his possession was no exception to the custom of the country; and though lie was placed there, still, what he had done, was done by many around him. The country was at present teeming with the same material. It had not occurred to him that it was wr..i),, and as a proof of that assertion he said that it had been done in broad daylight.. Referring- to whitt tile DCIlciJ had slated that appropriating wreckage was of ,t like nature to house-breaking, the defendant said that that had never occurred to him before, and with great emphasis expressed his determination that what- ever would be the result of this case, he would never visit another wreck, even if the ship struck against his house. John Owen, Caergeiliog, a young man, twenty-one years of age, was summoned by Captain Sturke. Evidence was given to the effect that the defendant was at work in the hold of the Triumph on the 5th instant, and on entering the hold Captain Sturke noticed a bottle projecting from a pocket of the defendant. He also noticed that the defendant was extraordinarily large about his waist. Captain Sturke called him aside, and took from his person a pint bottle of porter, and a whole piece of calico they were the ship's property. The calico the defendant managed to hide under his clothing. It was quite clean, as if takeu from a case. Could not have been loose as the cargo under was coal. Four shillings a day was paid the defendant as wages, and the underwriters owed him thirty shillings. Captain Sturke wished to know to whom he would pay the inotiev ? The Bench was of opinion that as the case was proved, the money had better be paid to the defendant's father. By Captain Rigby—Captain Sturke, did you provide any beer for the men working in the hold ? Captain Sturke—No; there was plenty about. To do so would only tend to make the workmen drunk. Beer was supplied to those workmen who had eccasion to work in the water. Defendant made no defence. Mary Williams, Ty Josiah, Llanfaethlu, next answer- ed to a summons for stealing calico. The pi lice officer said that he had found white and coloured calico, of the value of las., in a cow-house. When approaching Mary Williams's house, he saw her spreading some calico on the hedge to dry. Defendant, on perceiving the officer, hastened to gather it up, and hid it in the cow-house of a neighbour. She accom- panied the officer to the cow-house, and there found it aloft. The defendant, who is well verse 1 in lex lingua, cross-examined the police-officer with a view of throwing the blatue on somebody else. The police-officer seemed unmanageable, and reminded the defendant how she had pressed him to give her the coloui ed calico. Ellen Jones, 'Refailbach, Llanfaethlu, had been sum- moned for a similar offence, but did not make her ap- pearance. The police-officer proved the serving of the summons on the 1st instant. Found the stuff on the top of a bed. It had been washed. She told the, police-officer that her son had brought it there on Sunday, the 27th of October. Captain Sturke identified it. Robert Owen, Yard, Llanfaethlu, was also absent. Service of the summons was proved. The police-officer said he had found some of the stuff in, and some on a chest, in the defendant's house. It was salty. Defendant said that the children had brought it there. Did not say where from or when. This closed the cases. The Bench retired to consider their verdict. The six defendants were then called to the front while the court paid great attention. They were then addressed as follows:The accusa- tion against you is of a very heinous kind. In mercy no lives were lost with.the wreck. You all knew that the property taken away by you was not your own. Shipwrecked mariners and persons suffering through shipwreck are objects of compassion and sympathy. By your conduct you have aggravated their misfortune, and added to their loss. You are here as thieves, and the Bench owe a duty to the moral law as well as that of this country. It is difficult to imagine that anyone should be so ignorant of the consequences of your mis- deeds. It is theft of the worst kind, and the sentence about to be pronounced must be a lesson to you and a warning to others. Rev. J. W. Poole suggested that it should be made known to them the rewards offered for the recovering of shipwrecked goods. The Bench continued—If you had taken these goods to the Customs, or given notice of the finding of them, you would have been rewarded. You disregarded this, and the sentence of the Court is, that Owen Pritchard, Owen Jones, John Elias, Robert Owen, Ellen Jones, and Mary Williams, be imprisoned for seven days with hard labour, in the county gaol; that Richard Williams hav- ing shuffled and offered excuses, be imprisoned ten days with hard labour. The Bench, addressing John Owen, said, that his case was worse than any of the others. He was employed and confidence placed in him. He was assisting to .save property, and had betrayed that confi- dence and acted dishonestly. He was, therefore, sen- tenced to fourteen days'imprisonment with hard labour. The male defendants appeared to be farm servants, and as I have already stated, had none of the traces of cri- minals about them. They all, with one exception, ap- peared to be a pack of thoughtless, ignorant youths, and are to be greatly pitied. The punishments will certainly deter others from com- mitting similar offences. On removing the prisoners, the clanging of irons could be heard in every part of the room. A batch of culprits had evidently been anticipated, and the police commenced manacling their unfortunate charge. Poor had already felt the hardening influence of steel handcuffs but fortunately soon enough to prevent his other hand being slipped in, Oh no, no could be heard from the Rev. Mr Poole, Captain Rigby, and Mr Holder, and let it be recorded to their humane feel- ings, that the law of the land was not outraged by another step in this unfortunate proceeding. The young men, and the woman, who were intended by a thought- less police to have their best nature branded for life with the recollection of a felon's irons, were spared the unnecessary indignity, and it was evident from the cheerful look with which the prisoners scanned the fea- tures of the magistrates, that this timely interference will not be soon forgotten by them, or by other persons present who may have had their feelings bleeding for the unfortunate young fellows, with a thoughtless action of the police. This episode being over, The Bench, addressing Captain Sturke, said, we have to thank you for bringing these men to justice for this offence. We regret to state that the underwriters have on previous occasions defeated the ends of justice in permitting similar offences to pass unpunished. In bringing these men to justice you have rendered valu- able assistance to the administration of the law. We regret that this offence is far too common on all the shores of England and Wales; but we have to do with Anglesey and the coasts adjacent, where this oc- curred so lately and trust that the punishment already inflicted will be a warning to others similarly disposed. The Bench instanced the shipwreck of the Courier when the police found property on the persons of indi- viduals, the underwriters' agent declined to prosecute, but took away the property. Captain Sturke returned his thanks to the Bench, and said he would convey the remarks made to the proper authorities. Drunk and Itioto?zs. -Catherine Hughes, Hibernia Tavern, North-west-street, was summoned, for that on Saturday night last she was drunk and riotous, and was locked up for the night. No. 8 was subjected to a severe cross-fire, but stood the charge well. Superintendent Owen stated that the defendant was in the habit of getting drunk. Sentence—Seven days' imprisonment in the county gaol. Threatening with Violence.—Mr W. Braithwaite, Re- freshment-house keeper, was summoned by Mr John Tattam, engine-driver, London-road, for threatening the plaintiff with violence. Mr Braithwaite at first objected to the service of the summons, as his name had not been properly spelt in the same. The Clerk said that his name was not easily spelt, and if he had any objection to the orthography in Novem- ber, it might be easily corrected for the December sit- ting if that would suit Mr Braithwaite better. Mr Braithwaite very kindly waived the valid objec- tion and the cause was allowed to proceed. Mr Braithwaite's nose seemed to have come in too close a contact with the platform of the railway station, and as Mr Braithwaite remarked, Mr Tattam was seen to laugh at the accident, which led to an altercation that gave rise to this action. Mr Braithwaite was bound over to keep the peace for six months, in £ 10, and to pay the costs, 9s 6d. A Monkey Jacket.Peter Mosquitto, a sailor on board H. M.'s steam-ram Wivern, summoned Michael Martin, another sailor on board the same ship, that the defendant took a monkey jacket of his from the bed. room of the Edinburgh Castle last Sunday. It appears that a party of sailors had been sleeping at the Edinburgh Castle on Saturday ni,lit, and that Martin went there on Sunday morning, and for some reason or other had gone upstairs (til .ugh he was not one of the party that slept there) and took with him a monkey jacket, which was found in his possession on the Sunday afternoon. Whether Martin intended to appropriate the jacket to his own use, or to restore it to its owner after the lark," did not transpire. The il' iicli dismissed the case. Captain Rigby advised the defendant not to indulge in similar "larks" again. Mamma and Baby v. Papa-The story is easily told a fine healthy looking little boy was on his mother's arms, having summoned the papa for not paying up the weekly calls towards the support of the cijildpa6 or- dered by law. There was a mistake somewhere. The mother failed to prove her case, which was dis- missed. Another.—Au Edward Parry was summoned by a wo- mau about thirty-eight years of age, to show cause why he should not contribute towards the support of her ille- gitimate Soil. She admitted that she had two others, one nineteen yeais of age, and one of nine years, besides the one now in question. It appears that Edward Parry had been paying his addresses to the defendant. A good deal of merriment was caused in this case. There was a boy called as a witness, who, hough thir- teen or fourteen years of age, could not repeat the names of the twelve calendar months, nor did he know the names of any one of them and yet he was positive of some circumstance in September, 1866. He admitted at last that he could recollect the name of the other month, and that wati mis pen tymmor." A very prosy old man, named Thomas Lloyd, who seemed to pay great respect to his walking stick and hat, said that the defendant in this bastardy case had resorted to him, and expressed regret that the child had been "born in his time," and being asked what he meant by that, he said he supposed it was from the time when the defendant had been "gweithredu." The case was dismissed for want of corroborative evi- dence. Ti-angfer of Licenses.—Mr Hugh Jones, King's Arms, applied for a transfer of license from the King's Arms to South Stack Vaults (late NugentV). Granted. Mr Puller's application for a license iu the name of Mr Struthers for the King's Arms was refused, on the ground that such a course would not be in accordance with strict integrity. Application for Renewal of License.R.-A straight-laced metliodist-looking man, with his wife, appeared before the Bench, applying for a license for a public-house at Caergeiliog. The Clerk reminded the Bench that a petition had been lodged aL the last meeting against this. The party again urged that Caergeiliog had no public- house, while Pout-tribont had two, and Bodedern two or three. The Clerk said that the house- that did exist at Caer- geiliog were only meeting houses .for farm boys and girls to meet together to drink and fight and murder each otlier-referi it)g to a case of killing that occurred there some three years ago. The meek-looking applicant now threw aside his mien, and before leaving Court put on his hat, and in a bravado spirit called out Very well, I shall apply to a greater people than you." Representatives from the Blue Bell, Gwalchmai, whose license had been withheld at the last sitting, attended, and demanded to know the reason for not granting that house a renewed license. The Clerk said that the Bench was not bound to sup- ply reasons for its decisions, and ordered the police to remove the parties who rei used doiug so without this, The lessee of the Cross Keys, Kingstown, Holyhead, whose license had been withheld at the last sitting, ap- plied for a renewal of the same, but received a similar answer. Mr Sutton, landlord of the Albert Vaults, Newry-st., applied for a renewal of the license for that house. Rev. J Williams said that it had been forfeited be- cause the house was a disorderly one. Mr Sutton regretted that lie had been unfortunate in getting a tenant, that caused the foifeiture. Showing his hand, which has received an accident in the harbour works, he said that the rent of his house was the only support he had for himself and family. Rev. J. Williams said that it was the decision of the Bench to punish the landlord for letting his house to a tenant who would keep a disorderIy house. Mr Sutton said that he would find a good tenant, and appealed to the Bench for a renewal of the license. Rev. J. Williams repeated his previous statement. Mr Sutton left, stating that it was a severe loss to him in letting the house. Illitliout Votice.- \lr Pearson, Glan Alaw, Llanbabo, having summoned John Roberts, who had left his em- ploy without notice, a warrant was issued for his appre- hension, as he did not answer to the summons. This closed the business of the Court which had sat I five hours.
LLANERCHYMEDD. THE ANGLESEY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday last, the 12th inst., the Llauerchymedd fair falling on the ordinary Hoard-day, Wednesday. Pre- sent—Rev. W. Williams, chairman Rev. James Morris, vice.chairtollau; Messrs Richard Lewis, Amlwch; Wm. Chambers, Coedana; Michael Hughes, Penrhoslligwy William Williams, Llanddyfnau; Joseph Jones, Llan- wenllwyio; Owen Thomas, Llanfairmathafarneithaf; John Jones, Llechcynfarwyild; William Williams, Llano eilian; and Mr Hughes, the clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con. firmed. An Insane Pauper,- The Llanfechell Relieving-officer called the attention of the Board to the case of a pan per resident at Llechcynfarwydd, and wife of a poor man named Rowland Owen. She had become insane, and it was dangerous to go near her, even her husband dare not go near her. The Guardians were of opinion that the case should have been reported to the Medical-officer, and then the Board could act according to his opinion. Dr Evans, who happened to be near, was then called in, and on being asked what was his report, said that he had no report to make, except that she was altogether insane, and ought to be sent to the Asylum. Rowland Owen, the husbaud, said that he could not venture into the house at all, as he was afraid of her taking away his life. He had not slept in the house for a week. The Chairman asked how much he would pay towards keeping her in the Asylum ? Rowland Owen said he could not afford to pay any- thing, as he should have to pay some one for keeping the house in her stead. If he could, he would contribute at once. Mr Chambers said it was the common opinion among the neighbours that he was able to contribute some- thing. Mr John Jones corroborated what had been said by the old man, and added that the greater part of the fur- niture had been smashed by her. Rowland Owen eventually agreed to pay eighteen pence weekly towards her maintenance in the Denbigh Asylum. Calls.The Clerk said that the following parishes owed the respective sums attached to each as arrears of calls:—Llanallgo, £ 6 10s; Llanfihangeltre'rbeirdd, £ 34; Llandyfrydog, X50 8s; Llangefni, X40 Llanwenllwyfo, £ 25 3s 6d. It was most likely that the Llandyfrydog call would be cleared in the course of the day. The New lForkhouse.-The Clerk said that two letters had been received from the Poor-Law Board in reference to the new workhouse. The first stated that the plans and specification had been altered as required, except that no sitting-room had been provided for the school- mistress. The Poor-Law Board also desired to suggest that the proposed additional day-room for girls be also used by the school-mistress as a sitting-room, the floor of the room being boarded instead of being laid with tiles; and that the floor of the refractory cell be also boarded instead of being tiled. The other communica- tion was as follows:— Anglesey Union Workhouse. "P. L. B., Whitehall, S. W., 8th November, 1867, SIR,—I am directed by the Poor-Law Board to call your attention to their letter of the 3rd of July last, respecting the purchase of land, and the erection of the proposed new Workhouse for the Anglesey Union, and to request that you will inform the Board what steps have been taken in the matter by the Guardians. I am, sir, Your obedient servant, G. SCLATER BOOTH, Secretary. "To John Hughes, Esq., "Clerk to the Guardians, &c. The Clerk said that the seal of the Board was affixed to the plans, so that they were now all right. The Clerk was then instructed to advertise in the N^o1 rth t?t? CMonicle, and Carnarvon -NcfaM, for ten- ders, which must be sent in by that day month, and that the fact be communicated to the Poor- Law Board. Dr Lloyd and the board.-The Clerk said that Mr Doyle had written to him to say that he would attend the next Board, in order to make an in- quiry into the misunderstanding between the Guardians and Dr Lloyd. Wine for ,llaupers.-The Clerk said three hampers of wine had arrived. As there was a greater number of paupers in Amlwch than in any other district of the Union, he would suggest that the larger hamper be sent there. This was agreed to, and it was also ordered that the hampers be kept by the different rcii,!vi g-iffcej-s,-wha must produce returns ot' the wine admn^-twed. Money for Erecting the \orkh»'< c. Alter a short discussiou in reference to this matter, The Cierk said t lit he u wjiro to the Public Works Loan Commissioners, that the UIOI would be required before the end of the year, so u» to proceed with the work without delay. This was agreed to, Persona Neglecting to Maintain their Families.—On the motion of the Chairman,—The Relieving-officers were ordered to prepare by the next meeting a list of persons neglecting to maintain their fa.nÙlln" in the dif- ferent districts of the Union. Finance.-Pai,l ill out-relief during the past fort- night:- William Edmunds, £53 lls 5d; John Evans, £ !)1 31 total, poor;- imunds, i Ss; John ].:v iti,, Cl G ..i; John Robert. —. is 31; -total, £ 2^ I-3 ad.
LLANDDONA. A Harvest Home Service was held in the above parish church, at half past six in the evening of Thursday, the 7th instant, to return thanks to Almighty God for the late abundant harvest, and the seasonable weather we had to gather in the kindly fruits of the earth," The day having been dry and fine, and being also favoured with a beautiful moonlight night, a very large congrega- tion assembled together, and were evidently duly im- pressed with the solemnity of the occasion. The service was impressively and reverently read by the Hev. Dr. Davies, Vicar of Llangoed, and after that the same rev. gentleman ascended the pulpit, and delivered a very appropriate and telling sermon, which was listened to, from beginning to end, with profound attention. He took for his text, Psalm cvii. 8. The worthy rector and patron was also present, and seemed to jdn in the re- sponses and singing with heart and soul, and the whole congregation indeed, judging from their devout appear- ance, could well adopt the words of Jacob and say This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.Gvr.
EDUCATION IN WALES. I SIR,-In your last impression, I read with pleasure that the friends of the late Rev. John Phillips have resolved to present his family with a Memorial Tri- bute." Such a resolution is highly praiseworthy, and reflects great credit on all concerned. But allow me to draw attention to the fact that the late Mr John Parry was a most industrious and energetic teacher; and all his pupils will agree with me that no teacher could be more laborious in promoting the (education of those under his care. Many of his pupils have been very suc. cessful. His widow and son still C outinue to teach at I Treborth HaIL It is but justice to say that the late Mr Parry and his family have been engaged in the work of instruction about fifty years and, durmg that long period of time, they have discharged the onerous and responsible duties of teachers of youth very successfully Now, I beg to suggest that the pupils of Mrs Parry and her late husband should raise a subscription for her; and thus show their grattiude and esteem. I believe that many of those in the Principality and elsewhere would be glad of an opportunity of so doing. I trust that the sugg .-stion I have made will be acted upon by some friends in the neighbourhood. Yours, &c', J. SCOTT. Liverpool, Nov. 13th, 1867. J, SCOTT.
A snake of the bull" species was killed near New Albany, Indiana, the other day, which measured thir- teen feet in length and eighteen inches in circumference around the thickest portion of the body. FIRE AND ACCIDENTS AT CHESTER RAILWAY STATION. —On Friday night, about eight o'clock, a tire broke out in a wagon at Chester Railway Station. The wagon contained paraffin oil, which by some means g' tig lited, and the fire communicated to another wagon. It was eventually got under by means of sand being, thrown upon it, water seeming to have no effect whatever. In the hurry consequent upon the affair, a boy got run over by a railway truck, and his foot was nearty severed from his leg. Another person feU into an engine pit, and re- ceived a severe wound on the forehead. Mr Spurgeon, who was sufficiently well to preach last Sunday, has put forth a manifesto in his magazine called The Sword and Trowel," in which he says I have spent two months in ill-health, and much of the time in severe pain, but, by the good hand of God upon me, I am now much better, and hope to resume my home work very speedily. I have resolved, for twelve months at least, to refuse almost all work away from home, and I now earnestly beg friends not to distress me with im. portunate requests to preach here, there, and everywhere. For years I have preached from eight to ten times a week, besides issuing the weekly sermon, editing the magazine, overseeing the church, sliperinten, ling the college, direct- ing the orphanage, founding new churches, attending committees, and a thousand other things; but many signs indicate that there must be a pause. I am not less willing, but I am far less able than I was, to serve the Church by preaching." FENIANISM AT LEAMINGTON.—On Sunday a letter was picked up at Leamington purporting to be written from one Fenian to another, and having reference to an al- leged plan of attack on the militia and volunteer stores at Warwick and Leamington. Although deeming the letter to be a Fenian hoax, the commanding officers of the militia and volunteers deemed it prudent to take sundry precautions. The locks of the rifles at the militia and volunteer stores had previously been removed. Several rounds of ammunition were served out to the staff of the militia, and a number of the Leamington volunteers were, at the suggestion of Major Machen, requested to hold themselves in readiness to assemble if at any time the bugle sounded the alarm. As mention- ed in the letter, the arms of the Stratford-on-Avon voo lunteer corps had previously been removed to the militia barracks at Warwick. The affair has occasioned some excitement. Subjoined is a copy of the supposed Fenian letter: Manchester. 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