THE IRISH CHURCH. Sill, —I have seen three letters in the newspapers, in answer to my letter ou this subject. Two of the writers are evidently ignorant of Ireland aud its history, and instead of arguments, throw doubts upon what are his- torical facls-xiid ramble away into groundless state- ments and charges. One writer charges the Irish Church with ritualism, which is nowhere practised in Ire- land -and with teachiug the creaky" "doctrines of baptismal regeneration." The other writer iu equally choice language, says that the details of the manuer in which Protestants came by their possessions makes him perspire. 1 have neither time nor inclination to continue such a newspaper correspondence. The other letter appeared in the Carnarvon Herald of 2tith Sept., signed DOOM the writer of which is of a different stamp; and I must leg you will allow me to answer a few of his arguments. 1 maintain that I was correct when I stltell in my former letter that when the bishop-i .m l clergy of the Church of Home appeared, they intruded as members of a foreign communion." All the bisuop.-i in Ireland (except two, who resigned) aud the chief f,tiiiilies of the laity, openly acquiesced in the Acts of Henry VIII, which established the reformed religion aud the present Kouian Catholic bishops aud clergy c m only claim their succession from the bishops and clergy intruded upon Ireland by the Pope in the litl1 century—contrary to law. Ware's History of Ireland, Vol. I, published A.D. 1739, contains an account of ail the bishops of the several dioceses in Ireland from the time of St. Patrick to the date of publication. Change of crecd aid not invalidate their title to the endowments granted from time to time for the seivice of God. They were not granted for the maintenance of the [uvceiit doctrines of the Church of Koine, because many of those tenets against which we protest, were not promulgated until many years after tithes were granted by llenrv II. But even if they wei IV, ,vi Edmulld Burke says, The Church, like every body corporate, may alter her laws without changing her identity." The high- W.iym iu in robbing Mr Gladstone, might as well justify his act on the ground that the right lion, gentleman had lost his identity, aud forfeited his right to that property by the late sudden change in his political opinions. The question, -1 Where was the Church before the Reforma- tiun 1" is met by the hoinely question, u Where was your iacebt-toreitwas washed I" iJeon" asserts that the "claim of the Irish Churchto hold its property as pri- vate property, was destroyed by the Acts of 1833 and 1857." Hut it was not the object of either Act to alienate the revenues of the Church. The preamble of the former Act states among other things, the object of the Act to be that the levenues of certain bishopricks should be applied to the building, &c., of churelies and such other purposes as may conduce to the advance- ment of religion, and the efficiency, permanence and Stability of the United Church of England and Ireland;" and that the tenure by which church lands are held iu Ire/and are inconvenient, aud it is expedient to alter the same in such manner as may tend to the ease aud lIeurity "f the CÙun:h," The Tithes Act of 1838 in the Same spirit has in the preamble that"it is expedient to abolish compositions for tithes, and iu lieu thereof to substitute rent charges payable by persons having a per- petual estate in the lauds." The object was t,) relieve the clergy from the disagreeable position of having to collect the tithes directly from the occupying tenants. The landlords who were obliged to pay the tithes were allowed 25 per cent. to cover losses and expenses. Surely this cannot be considered as interfering with the claim of the Irish Church to its property. "Diun" argues that b.-cause the esleyans were included in the census of 18: 4 among the Established Church—and were not included in that of I 861-they are to be considered as a (lect-, itse to that extent among the adherents of the establishment." But if he refers to page o of the report of the C ensus Commissioners of 18til, he will find a remark that the Wesleyau Methodists very geuerally declined to be reckoned as Dissenters, and were there- iorc inutuded by the Commissioners of 1834 among the members of the Established Church." In the census of 1831 Protestants were classed uuder three heads, Es- tablished Church," "Presbyterians," and other Pro- te, iiit Dissenters." Iu the census tables of 18iil, the Several religious bodies had separate columns—the Wes- leyans ,ttii ijg the number. I he great majority of Irish Jiomau Catholics do not wish the destruction of the .Established Church. At a meeting of the Roman Catholic hierarchy held last year they published a declaration which contains this passage —" We solemnly declare that the only means of tranquilistny Ireland is by a restoration of her wx- iionahty." A Fenian writer in a popular magazine States that wliut the Fenians desire, is Ireland for the Irish aud they look upon the promised reforms as bribes to seduce the patriots from a righteous cause." It is clear, therefore, that the attempt to appease Fenians by the sacrilice of the Church will be as ineffec- tual as it is unjust, and lib-ly to lower the character of Great Britain iu the estimation of the world. In conclusion, I adopt the words of Mr Gladstone himself in an essay published some yeais ago :_H Upon us of this day has fallen (and we shrink not from it, but welcome it as a high and glorious, though arduous duty) the defence of the Reformed Catholic Church in Ireland." Aud 1 must ex press my astonishment that. the light hou gentleman who wrote these words should ÐtHV be found endeavouring to step into power over the ruins of that Church of which he professes himself to be a member, and of which he was formerly the cham- i>iou.—Yours obediently, C. T.
THE RADICAL ADDlmSS TO THE ELECTORS I OK MERIONETHSHIRE. Sin,—I last week called attention to the false sta- tistics put f'oitli in the Radical address t,) the county el.-ctois; I shall now name another equally false. The apoeryphal address states as f. ,lIlIWH The report (that is, report just published) adds, that a bishop lately de- c-eased had received £ 887,t'00 from the Church re- venues." Kow Sir, I take the liberty to ask Mr D. Villains where did he iiud that in the report just pub- lished Yes where I Let him answer if he can, or bear the shauio of fabricating visionary statistics. Mr Williams pretends that his statistics are derived from the Report of the Irish Church Commission just published; that is nothing more than a I)i,ft(ncc--tio report bearing that title has oeen jUf<t I'uolished." How then to account for the egi-egioiis blunders of this Kadic;ispirant for senatorial honours It may be that the Wot thy geutleuiau mistook the exploded report of 1831 far the Report of the Commissioners on the Revenues and Condition of the Established Church (lieaind) just published. Hut it is inure likely that Mr AViiliauis condescended to copy his statistical creed from the mendacious pamphlet ol Skeats, published uuder the auspices of the falsely called Liberation Society. Mr Wihiams's apocryphal statistics aie to be found in Skeats' pamphlet, which h is beeu exposed aud refuted over and over again. Whoever Mr 1>. Williams got his false statistics, ] I'cniurc to s:.y that he did not <j.t ti>> >< in the rtoort just />>■fis/ud why then did he siy so ft i, ;III i-npuilent and a u; andac-i-Mis at'einpt to impose upon the that it h i- been reo l.'ied ah •! lie. the lt l..lal<1 ,i, 1: !>" Jt\ ojVt. a I e a l'i l t-oC el. etois uii a lot 1. j -■ i- oc- S r'1/ Sir, t H d.c.u or i'opi-li (.a'W. i-t lacy united and thoroughly identical, must be iu a desperate condition, that it i» necessary that such abomiuable tricks Should be played to induce the Protestants ot Me. rionethsliiie to vote for it. But it is now too late to deceive tlu-m they are too wide awake to be persuaded 11 vote for Popery, and every olle that votes for the Radicals, really votes for the restoration of Popery. Protestants of Merionethshire, heed not the confes- ,qio)i(il, oi- the eltal)el se)-civ wliieli is the Webb furlll of sacerdotal despotism—that is, Popery. ,n ELECTOR.
"Y GOHEBYDD" VERSeS LORD PENRHYN. To An Independent Hector. Sin,—Perhaps you are not aware that a communi- cation of mine, in a late number of Vronicl Cymru, under the abovn heading wasacopy.uerWiiiiet literatim, of a letter posted same date to the Editors of ISaner Cymru, in refutation of Gohebydd's malicious and uu- geutlemanly attack on Lord l'eurhyn relative to chapel s ites. Since it pleased the gentlemen of the Faner not so much as to acknowledge the receipt of my com- munication much less to insert it iu the pages of their one-sided Nept.mal, I believe it. to be my duty to ac- quaint the public with the fact without further delay. Truly, they have published in the ISaner a translation of Captain Ireinonger's straightforward letter, but a perfect silence has hitherto beeu observed with regard to mine. Facts are stubborn things, therefore some folks prefer fictiou.- Yours truly, _n __on _h.n- GRIFFITH J. UKlrFliHS. Tauybwlch, Capel Curig, Oct. l'J, ISUS. I
LLANUXiA'NIX, XE,\R COX WAY. Tne newer church of tins pinsh, though built ouly twenty-eight years ago has become so dilapidated as to require c-msi terablo repms. Subscriptions were there- for solicited for this purpose, and t ie response was such as to enable the Kectir to close tue church nearly three mouths ago, all(I it t., a tbvrougb restora- tion. On Wednesday, the 14th iust, it was re-opened with haivest thanksgiving services. At eleven p.m., au English service was well attended, and in the evening the church was thronged, and very hearty was the thank- fulness showu on this doubly joyful occasion. Tile neW- roofed aiid greatly iiii proved chiii-eii was very prettily and tastefully decorated with corn and ferns, bright berries, and evergreens. The much respected vicar of Carnarvon, whose good father was once curate of this parish, gave most able and appropriate sermons, and collections were made towards the fund for repairing this, and the older church, the restoration of which is now iu progress. Mr Joseph Hughes, of Glad Conway, is the builder em, ployed, and his conscientious etforts under the direction of Mr Kennedy, of Bangor, give every promise of proving most satisfactory.
LLANF AIR- YN-N EUBWLL. This rural parish is situate iu the west of the isle of Anglesey, about three miles from Holyhead. Tile parish eburch, which was reatoredafewyearsago,stands on aiilke emillence ner the banks of the tidal river, which separate" the island Cybi from the mainland. There is nothing on record in history to give it more prominence than any other country parisli, but we are happy to be able to state that the number of church communicants has of late increased here. On the 13tii instant, divine service was held to render thanks to the Almighty Otld for the necessaries of life so abundantly bestowed upon us again this year, when five adults, after due prepara- tion received the sacred rite of baptism at the hands of the ltev. Richard H ughe., curate of the parish.
RUTHIN. CONCERT.— A very successful and fashionably at- tended concert came off on Friday evening, the 18th instant, Jaiiie6 Maurice, Esq., presiding. I he worthy i president iu opening the proceedings said—Ladies and Gentlemen,—We are assembled here this evening for two objects—the enjoyment of music, the concord of sweet voices, and to augment the funds of Lady Hun- tingdon's Connection in this town-and it may not per- haps be considered wholly out of place if, on au occasion like the present, I should make some slight allusion to the character of that pious and large-uiiuded lally, who held so conspicuous a potsition iu the rtligiuua world during a cousiiierable part of the eighteenth century, when the LsUbliahed Church, of which she was au earnest member, had fallen into a kind of lethargy— when wen's minds seemed wholly devoted to Regular pursuits and money speculations of the wildest char tc ter. It was then that a few young men at Oxford, an i amongst them the two Wesleya, John and Charlos. feeliug their own spiritual need, aud seeing the wants of other- bound themselves by religious ties to spread evangelical truth through the laud, and to their efforts the Louutess of Huntingdon lent the powerful aid of her rank aud position in society, and about the c^urt, aud thus brought the highest aud lowest together, uniting them by the coinmuu tie* of their religious faith. All seemed well aud some oi our churches were so crammed that many clergymen had recourse to out- door preaching, until they were prohibited, when the Countess of Huntingdon saw herself compelled to found a college of her owu, for the religious trainiug "f you th in what she believed to be the truths of the gospel. We all know with what result loth in England and Wales, where we had our Charles, of Baia. Now I am not here to extol this connection or that connection. 1 am not here to speak agaiust thiugs established, whether it be Kouif.u Catholicism or Episcopacy, or our respective denominations, for I believe that ad supply some great spiritual need to the human soul, or they would not have existed as for centuries they have existed. 13iit I say that each is valuable, aud valuable only as it spreads clear perceptions and deep convictions of the reality of religion, of immortality, of man's spiritual nature— teaches us to live a life of faith and of hope, aud the belief that Christ lived and died to breathe into scciety a diviner spirit than now exists. (Loud applause.) A vote of thauks to the members of the Philharmonic So- ciety, and their leader, Mr B. Williams, for their able and gratuitous services to the W orshipful the Mayor, W. C. West, Esq., of the Castle; GabrielKoberts, E.?i., of Cefn Coch and James Maurice, E8'1, the 1'I'esi,lL'ut I of the evening, for their kind patronage, WJ. nthu- siastically passed, on the motion of the Hcv. John Uunuery, the Minister of the Free Church, who said that when he came to Huthiu he was told that he should be buried in loneliuess and isolation, but he had not only beeu delighted with their mountain scenery, but the pluck and energy of their old town, in the recent success of the Eisteddfod, the fine arts exhibition, their concerts, the visit of Lord Napier and his hearty re- ception, their places of worship and schools; and last, though not least, the meeting of the liible Society, only last night, evidenced that there was material for life, progress and joy there. He was especially grateful for the presence of the chief and all otlier magistrates, iu. cluding their able president, at that meeting. W heu asked by Mr Vestas to the cluraeter of the Free Church, he simply replied, we preserve and u'" the Liturgy of the Church of England, but depend f »r sup- port on the voluutaiy system alone. We are not secta- rians or politicians, but seek iu accordance with the principles of the Countess of Hunting ion's C^ onnection to raise the hitherto fluttering chinch here, without antagonism to any other evangelical denomination. Such were his instructions from the London committee who had appointed him, and such his only purpose, in which he had been much encouraged to-night. Where all had done so well, lie did not wish to be invi^ dious in his praise, for the talents of Mr Argent and Miss Hubert* were pit-nt, but lie could not lieip expressing his delight, with tlie performances of their juvenile friends, the Mioses K. Davies, S. A. Humphreys, 1). Wi:l\Ul"; aud Ala-ler A lUvies. Tae proceeds >vero £ 10. HOARD OP GTAUOIAN'S, Monday, Oeio'.er l!Hh. I'le.-eot, -uue.s Maurice, EtLt chairman; ilev. H.b..i?,vLe-c[t.ucur.m; Mt Jiv>. L'ayt, BiW.vh n-c Mv 't'hojias Owen*, AKnvLc ler; l .i C. iAuv.^ Denven; Mr Tuomas Williams, LI ui^auhai d Mr Evua Davies, LlaHyuys; it. F. Kirch, Ks<p, ex-otiicio. Financial Xlatcmat.—Out-relief for the past fortnight; —Thouias os tid. 1 Clmpies drawn —Thomas Griffith, f 110; Wm. H. Junes, i lUlauce ag.iinst treasurer in favour of the uuiou, 3s 2d. The Matter's Report.—lu mates in the house, 104 against go-tlio number in the corresponding week. Vagrants relieved, lOti. Correspondence.—A letter was read from the Clerk of the Wrexham Union, enclosing a statement of a pauper, named Maria Jones, who alleged that she bad been illtreated whilst st tying in the Kuthiu Workhouse. The following is a copy of the statement:—"Maria Jones- states that she was in the Kuthin Workhouse seven days after her removal from Wrexham. Sue states that she was employe.1 in cleaning the Board rooms and offices, but that she wauted to be employed in the kitchen. 't wauted to go out, but the matron would not let me go that night; but she put my clothes in the pantry until morning, and in the morniug the matron saw me change my clothes, and while doing so, the doctor came to see me. The doctor told me that I had better go to the Asylum, and I said I had rather go to the Asylum than stop there, After I had got changed, I bid them good- bye and left the house. IV lIlie [ was cleaning the uffices Sir Davies, the clerk, came aud took a stick out of a corner and struck me over my back and legs. I told him I would tell the gentleman, Mr Maurice. He said I don't care who you tell; go from here, I don't want you heft': The schoolmaster was in the room when Mr Davies struck me, and the matron was going out of the door. The Clerk does not like me to go, but the matron told me to go and clean the offices. When I wanted to go out, the master told me to go and never come back to trouble them but go to the Asylum. After leaving the Workhouse I went home to my father and mother, and I stayed with them till Monday morning at six o'clock, and then started for Wrexham, and got here about four in the afternoon. I slept with Sudge, the police officer, in the Heast Market, Wrexham, and then carne to Wrexham Wot kitouse on Tuesday morning." The Clerk then read hs reply to it. The reply was as follows:Dear Sir, In reply to your letter of the 6th inst., I beg to say, that as far as I am concerned, her whole story is false. The idea of the Clerk to a Union interfering with the inmates of a Workhouse is simply absurd. I have shown her statement to the officers con- nected with the orkhou,,e. aud I have no doubt you will hear from them. 1 nhould have answered your letter earlier had it not beeu that I have been preparing for the ftudit.I air). &c., Benjamin Davies, Cleik. To the Clerk of the Wrexham Union." The Chairman then proposed that the schoolmaster and the matron, whom Maria Jones stated were present, should be ca. led in separately and examined. The schoolmaster, Mr Matthews was then called in and stated that he remem- bered Maria Jones beiug in tlx* hou>e on the day in questiou, In answer to the Chairman, he said that he never saw the Clerk strike her. He never even saw Mr Davies in the same room at the same time with her. The Matron on being called in said that to her know- ledge nothing of the kind stated in Maria Jones' state- ment had occurred. Maria Jones had tievcr made any complaint to her about it, and she supposed that she should have heard if anything of the kind had occurred. The Chairman then instructed the Clerk to write to the Clerk of the Wrexham Guardians aud state that the Guardians of the Kuthin Union had examined into the matter and found her statement entirely wit hwat founda- tion. The matter then dropped—The K dieving-officers were theu called in. Several applications were made for relief in conse<pieuce of the L tiis' Club having been brokeu up. It was stated that one member of the club who had at different titnei received, from the funds of the club as much as t'120 had been paid at the breaking up oi the club as much as t" from a contribution of about £ 5. —The Chairman observed that until the money was ex- hausted the parties were not eutitled to parish relief. it was deeply to be regretted that a club which for nearly haif a century had bee a doing much good, and hid been well managed should have been allowed to fall into the coufu-don that club had got into. The club ought to have been reorganised yearsago, aud it was inexcusable to break up a club with a surplus of from A'SoO to X400, and a very heavy infliction on the ratepayers. There were ladies in Huthiu willing to have undertaken the management of the club, and to have become honorary members.—The ordinary business was then gone on with. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 19.-Before Vaughan Williams, Exp, Judge.—There were ninety* six cases entered, of which about fifty were disposed of by the Itegi,ti-ar, and a great many settled out of court. There were 10 judgment summonses, of which lour were settled out of court. There were left seven defended cases for his Honour. William William; v. John Jones.-This was an action to recover a cheese for value detained by the defendant. — Mr Louis, of Kuthin, appeared for the defendant.— The plaintiff" stated that in the early part of July hist he purchased 15 cheeses, to be delivered into the Market Hail, Huthif. W hen he came to take the cheese out of the Hall, the defendant demauded the tull, 6d. He understood that the teller ana not the buyer was to pay the toll, and he refused. The defendant seized one of his cheeses and had retained possession ever since.— Mr Louis conteuded that the defeurlaut was lessee of the rooms, and he supposed that if the goods had been lo»t he should have io pay—and the plaintiff lett the cheese in his room, and when the defendant asked for ôd he refused.—His Honour gave judgment for defend- ant, and said that the plaiutitf must pay 6d. and the cos's before the cheese was restored to him. Charles Dane v. MW«;ni .Mtf! Mr Louis appeared for tlie plaintitfc He said that his client had been in the habit of supplying hay to the Mitiera Lime Com- pany, Limited. The defendant supplied the time works with a quantity of hay—27c\vt. 3<ps, at 4", which came tu Ci J]>s. He represented to the plaintill' 8o that he paid him £G 4s. In support of his statements he called David Williams, a cleik at the Lime Works. He deposed that on the loth May last the defendant had supplied them with 27cwt. 5qrs. of hay, at 4s. He weighed it himself. He had never supplied any more. Mj Louis then called the plaintiff %-i,o deposed th«*t he paid the defendant .t'; 4s.—The aefeudant admitted the supplying of 2"c\vt. and ;i(ps of hay at 4s., and alou to receiving £ ♦> 4'l1s Honour give judgment for the plaint it) with costs. Jolw Ellis v. Etlwin Smith.—Mr Louis appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Llewelyu Adams for the defend* ant.—.Mr Adams said that his client had been in the Llanarvon Colliery Accident. tiehidbeenseverely injured,and it wasdottbtfuiwhethertewoutd survive. A letter was handed in to that etlcct — His Honour ad- journed the case for two months. llince v. l,'olit i-ti. --This was an action to recover the sum of 3t)s. for work done.—Mr Louis appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr LI. Adams for the defendant.—Mr Louis stated that the defeudaut was au Overseer for the parish of Llanganbafal and Llanychaiu. The plaintiff was a land surveyor, lu the early part of the year de- fendant came to the complainant and requested him to prepare a plan of the farm of a Mr Kiunerley. His client wenl oown and ttJlJk the tracings. He applied to the defendant for payment. an,i he referred him to Mr Kin- nerley. He went to Mr Kinneiley, when he again re- ferred him to the defendant, ile theu called the plain- tiff, Mr Hince, who corroborated his statements.—Mr Adams' defence was that in the first place the defendant was acting as an agent for Mr Kiunerley, "Jd that if he was liable the charge was too high. He said that Mr Kiuueriy was a now tenant on the farm,and thinking that his landlord was charging hiui for more acres than his farm contained, he sought the defendant to see how many acres lie was rated for. Ihe defendant said that he would survey his land for him. But ill a short time be discovered that lie could not, and then said he could recommend a person. Mr Kiunerley said that was all right, but his (the charge most not exceed "25s. The defendant then saw the pi dutitf, and he pro- mised uot to exceed 2.)s. The defendant told him that before he commenced his work he had better Write t,) Mr Ivtnnerley iu order that he might be in when he went down to survey the land. When through him (the (Icieti(i,itit) he sent the bills to Mr Kinnerley, he thrust the plans aside, and said they were not like his farm, and that the charge was too high. When the plaintiff found Mr Kinnerley would not pay him, he said that he (the defendant) should, and that was the first intimation that his client had that he was liable. lie then put in several letters which had passed between the parties, and called Mr Pi ice Koberts, the defendant, who corro- borated his statement.—His Honour in giving judg- ment for the defendant, said that Mr Roberts was clearly acting as an agent. Thomai Simons v. 11. lfi(mplt Vey. -This was an action to recover the sum of 13 6s. (kl., for arrears in rent. The defendant is an upholsterer, and in 1859 rented plaintitt s house at <t$a-year. He stayed there for some time, and ultimately left in arrears. For some time plaintiff could not find him, and when he did there was a dispute as to what had been paid. Heuce the present action. Tlie defendant said that lie had, at the phintitr's request, paid poor's rates, which were to be deducted from the rent. He acknowledged that he owe 1 the plaintiff XI lfis. He had paid him the sums of It's. ati(I Ss. Plaintiff had his rent book, and he hand 'd it to him to put down what had been paid.— His Honour gave judgment for £ 2 1 G.>. *d., the whole amount, less the amount paid lor arrears. To be paid in monthly instalments of as.
wrecks have been reported, I uiztkiti! (,,t- tlt.- present year a total of I Lord West bury is said to have desired the withdrawal I .)f!.?n.rt)c fntlv I'oyM Hmi-ton lo inquire ii to toe "p\titll',nn.f ;?,, -?'. :11"1 -L-"Iwi. t ?. ) ￼ i t?h.<).?'?' i.,?L. ? ?. ?. •• I.
criLTIICll I)ISSI-'NT, Si it. It behoves every right-thinkingman to prepare hiuls,i i"r the c"llIillg strugle. We llIust cliug tll our Ciitircii, to that Church that has so great a share iu the general liberty <<f the country. True, it is rich, -rich in personal property, it exercises a powerful iniiueiice over the lit nish nation, and yet it has no political pretensions, it confines it-self within its religious mission. It has never happened that a Church so well endowed, said invested with such powerful moral action, should conteut itself With it- spiritual duties, and seek so little to iuterfere in the civil government of the couutiy. The Euglish Church has become and is becoming more CUrixtian. Kilifiot'S dedicated to its Bolernu worship progress vapidly, congregations are more numerous aud devout; and yet it is contemplated to shatter tins fabric, to abolish tilis Kstablislied Church; for, begimimg with IreUv.a, old Wales must be sacrificed. What is to be substituted for this beautiful order ot things ? Chaos, I gay, aud dissenting Boots, whose religious ideas upon most points are narrow-miuded whose bitter senti- ments iiii-I malevolent prejudices are singularly hostile to the established regime of order. The present Government have been extremely liberal in their exteusi-)n of the franchise, and it is to those who we exercising that p iwer for the first time that we would say, pause and well cousider your responsibility, before you support the candidate, who, recollect, if returned, will vote the" abolitioll of the Church of your ancestors." We do not, however, contemplate so great a calamity in our little Isle we rely upon our gentry, aud that powerful, influential and highly-educated body, the c'.evgy," to save for us our Church. I do not agree with our retiring" member's ideas on the subject of dissent, viz., That it is the backbone of Protestautism;" neither do 1 agree with him iu his ideas of the Welsh clergy let him know theui better let one occasionally enter his honoured mansion, and I will venture to say that they will not be excluded on the grounds of more Bobrietv" being required of them. Sir Richard liuikeley will do well to consider that the hardest worked curate in his county has feelings as poignant, as sensitive as the mighty owner of the once great Old Calabar" and Uwaiu Glyndwr;I remain. &c.. _no n, A LANDED PHOPRIETOK.
ANGLESEY BOROUGHS. I SIB,—I have observed that in the case of almost all the Counties and Boroughs of North Wales, the candi- dates who are seeking for the honour and privilege of representing the electors in Parliament have taken some trouble to make kuown fully and distinctly their views upon the principal topics which are agitating the politi- cal world at this moment. This is II it should be; but there is oue glaring exception to this most salutary custoir, viz., the Anglesey Boroughs. It would appear that the gentleman who at present occupies that Meat is under the impression that he is conferring a favour by sitting in it. Such, at all events, is the idea which I have formed from reading his very meagre address, (which was only published some two or three times in your paper), and from the fact that I cannot hear of his having personally asked a single elector for his vote. A printed document was certaiuly "served" upon each voter, just as one would serve a notice to quit, but that, to my mind, is not quite the way to view a seat in Parliament. Mr Stanley's address certainly struck me and others as about the "coolest" production that the present elections have brought to light—no explanation of his views (if he has any) on the principal important ques- tions of the day-ouly the scantiest allusion to the Irish Church-and the "tit" bit of arroganse my views are so well known," &c., &c. Who is Mr Stanley, that he should publish his opinions 1 It is quite enough for the electors of the Anglesey Boroughs to know that the Hon. W. 0. Stan- ley will condescend to represent them But, for my part, I happen to have rather an old-fashioned prejudice against doing anything blindfolded. And, as at the last general election I was not an elector, and eared nothing about Mr Stanley's opinions, I, in common with a large number of the raw electors, call upon Mr Stanley, if he really appreciates the honour of representing the An- glesey Boroughs, to come forward ami IreelY sune ms views, and be ready to answer any questions that may be put to him, like any other c?udid?te—fur HMt;mce, what does he think about the tenure of land in Ireland, the ballot, the game laws, &c ? If >lr Stanley refuses to do t hi, then, I hope, for the honour of the constituency, that the electors of Holy- head, Beaumaris, Amlwch and Llangefni, will have the manliness to teach him that Pride goeth before de- struction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." AN ELECTOR. [011 referring to our advertising columns, our corres- pondent will perceive that Mr Stanley's address now appears tiiere.-Ei). V. IV. U.)
EXTRACTS Flum RUSSELL'S HISTORY OF 310DEIIN EUROPE. SiR,- It may be not only interesting, but useful, and it is to be hoped, may make right-minded Noncon- formists reflect, before they convict themselves, to refer back to the yeai- 1791. At this time" lr Pitt brought forward a measure for the better government of Upper and Lower Canada. When the House of Commons discussed the new bill Mr Foxand Mr liourke digres- sed from the immediate subject into that of the French Revolution," and after noting how these two eminent statesmen disagreed, the historian proceeds to relate that the gnat-iatity of the dissenters concurred with Mr Fox in his opinion of the recent revolution, aud many festive meetings took place ou the anniversary of the demolition of the Bastile, &c. So that now it is easy to eliminate between constitutionalists, and those who desire to subvert all that is sound, houest, aud can be readily proved to conform to God's law. The remedy is in our own hands. The nation under God's blessing will become more Conservative.— Yours very faithfully. TRUTH. Portmadoc, October 2fr, 18bS. THUrH. I
The Right Honourable Benjamin and Mrs Disraeli returned to town on Saturday, from a visit to Earl and Countess Abergavenny, at hridge Castle, Tuubridge Wells. Lord Napier of Magdala has accepted the invitation of the Mayor of Portsmouth (Mr E. Davies) to attend a banquet at Portsmouth, which has been fixed for Tues- day, the :25th instant. The Financial Reform Uuiou his issued an address to the electors oi the United Kingdom, calling attention to the importance of pressing on candidates the necessity of largely reducing the taxation. General Prim h8 declared to Senor Cabrera, one of the agents of the Edinburgh Spanish Evangelisation Society, and other two exiles, that they may enter Spain with their bibles under their arms to preach its doctrines. A correspondent of the Dublin Iixpresa says that Sir George liowyer, Bart., M.P. for Dundalk, has just been appointed by the Pope one of his chamberlains in recognition of his services to the Roman Catholic Church. 'I'he experimental tramway, about one hundred feet in length, laid duwn in Blackfriars-road ten years ago, has been taken up by the St. Saviour's Board of Works, on the ground that several horses have been crippled by falling dowu on the rails. It is rumoured in Parisian circles, says the Sportsman, that the Duke of Hamilton is about to be married to Lady Mary Curzon, the youngest daughter of Lord Howe and sister to Lady Westmorland. The Duke d'Aumale is about to publish a pamphlet on the battle of Sadowa. in which he pleads extenuating circumstances for the vanquished Beuedek. The police have succeeded in apprehending the man who is supposed to have murdered the old man named David lialdey, a farm labourer, near Kingston, on the road leading from Lewes to Brighton, about a fortnight ago. ago'I.'lie 7't(i? Xews says it is stated that civil proceedings will betaken loobtaiu the restitution of the money obtain- ed by Madame Rachel from Mrs Borradaile, and in that case the convict would be examined as awituess. Hither- to she has been excluded from giving her version of the transactions. iNTBltKSTiNO EXPEKIMENT.—Place on the upper bar of a grate, with the hCillls projecting about one inch inwards some ordinary liteifel-s in a few moments they ignite. Then in the same position place a few of the Patent Safety Matches of Bryant and -nay, London (wlucli lgiute (III y on the box), aud it will be found that they may re- main for hours-iu fact, until the wood becomes literally charred—without taking fire. We look on this as a singularly interesting confirmation of the Safety of the Mew Matches. Caie must be taken in both cases to avoid actual contact with the flame. To CONSUMPTIVES.— A grateful father is desirous of sending, by mail free of charge to all who wish it, a copy of the prescription by which his daughter was restored to perfect health from confirmed consumption, after hav- i ing been given up by her physicians and despaired of by her father, a well-known physiciau, who has now discon- tinued pi act ice. Scut to any person on receipt of stamp to prepay postage. Address U, P. Brown, Secretary, 2 King Street, Covent Gardeu, London. 1318 A Exl'EitINtY.T.-Tlio ('iril Sci-t,i,,e Ga:tte has the following: —" There are very few simple articles of food which can boast so many valuablo and important dietary pro- perties as Cocoa, While acting on the nerves as a getitle sti- mulant, it provides the body with some of the purest elements of nutrition,and at the same time corrects and invigorates the action of the digestive organs. These beneileial effects depend in a great measure upon the manner of its preparation, but of late years such close attention has been given to the growth and treatment of coeoa tlitlt there is iio (Iiilictilty in securing it with every useful qualitv fully developed. The singular success which .Mr i:pps attained by his of cocoa has nevev been »urpas,ed by any experimentalist, ),'itrzkii,l the reputation of spread by the simplc furcu of its own extraordinary merits. Medical ar. n of all sha.les of opinion fit it as toesafest and most henelieial article ill' diet for persons of weak constitutions. This superiority of :t pan icular i!,ode of preparation over all Hers is a remark- ill/le Iroof \)i the (;,l rcsu!t.)i to tie obtained from little causes, y of the natural laws ivliich govern the migrations oí iii.o stiuli ami nutrition, and by a careful applica- tion of the line properties of weil-se eetcd eocoa, .Mi1 Lpps has breakfast tables with ad.lieately llavoured bever- age which mav save us many heavy lb., tors' bill". It is by the judicious me 01 s'aeh artic es of diet thai a constitution may be gradually bull, up until str ing enouirh to resist every tendency t'l ¡:¡';L' 1 i; on ire is of subtle niahidie ;ue Ho ili.ig ic.iatl us, r, :LI V there is a wea k poi u t We.Otyes. ¡:i'Ú,i::l ,¡:r? 1::l,I: .Ii:;L fj f oii;i :¡:; n..f??. J .tn.t a iire. '-iij nou:'m.t' :.u.u e:7
BEAUMAIvIS. | ■Rouoviu F.I.KCTION MKI.TINU. ON Tueslay evening last, a preliminary meeting was held uuder the pie. siduiicy of J. Williams, Esq., solicitor, ill the spacious Collee-i'oom of the liuikeley Anns Hotel, for the pur- pose of procurillg a. change in the representation of the Anglesey Boroughs, as well as supporting Morgan Lloyd, Esq., the eminent barrister on the North Wales circuit. No public announcement had been given convening the meeting, as Mr M. Lloyd ouly arrived in the town late in the afternoon, yet so universal is the feeling of the electors of Beaumaris, as well as that of Holyhead, Amlwch, and Llangefni, in favour of a change in the borough member that upwards of a hundred electors of various shades hastened to rally aronud in support of Mr Lloyd. We believe that the political sentiments of Mr Lloyd are identical with those of the present mem- ber, still it is the wish of the constituents that a member be elected more closely interested in the welfare of the electors. After a capital introductory address by the Chairman, who was followed by the new candidate in his usual admirable style, it was unanimously resolved that a change in the representation of the Anglesey Boroughs was greatly wanted, and that the meeting con- sidered their talented folio w-coti atry man, Nlr M. Lloyd, as a very tit person to be their future member. Resolu- tions were subsequently adopted condemning the present member for the apathy he had always exhibited towards Beaumaris and its electors. Indeed, so universal was the feeling uf the meeting iu favour of Mr Lloyd, that we should not be at all surprised to see him supported en masse by the electors of Beaumaris. This is abo,wa are told, the citie in If olyheall-the electors of which place were the tirst to request Nli- Lloyd to contest the borough, as also at Amlwch and Llangefni. The following gen- tlemen took an active part in the proceedings of Tues- day, viz., the Hev. H. Hughes, C.M., the Rev. W. Wil- liams (Cromwell), Mr G. Griffiths, painter, Captain R. P. Jones, Mr R. Tyrer, tailor, &c., &c. Before concluding au influential committee composed of the tradesmen of the town was formed,which, after the meeting separated, set to work to consider the best plan of securing the triumphant return of Mr M. Lloyd, as the future repre- sentative of the Boroughs of Anglesey. ALLEGED DANGEROUS AUTtLLEHY nUCTICE ACROSS THE MENAI STliAITS. Several letters have appeared in our Liverpool con- temporaries with reference to the dauger arrisiug from the alleged indiscriminate firing of the 3rd Anglesey Artillery Volunteers across the Menai Straits from Gallows Point. The allegation, as published in the Liverpool Mercury, is that the volunteers fire across the Straits, and the other evening two of the bullets passed nearer to a yacht, with the owner and five of the -1 crew oil deck, than they did to tlie target. borne time ago the people in small boats were alarmed on tinding round shot tired over their heads from a position on the shore only a few feet above high-water mark. We have the best authority for stating that ;the War-office has been communicated with in reference to this dangerous practice. It is contended that Gallow's Point is not, aud cannot be made, a safe range either for carbine or round shot practice. The tides in the Menai Straits are very peculiar, and however safe the riuge may appear at certain times, no ordinary firing parties, however composed, cau quite be trusted to practice ouly at such times as they can really do so with safety. If the prac- tice is allowed to continue, there are apprehensions that some serious accident will happen,-to prevent which the entire closing of the range is proposed. Great alarm is created in the neighbourhood, and, if even there was no danger, it is highly desirable that nothing should be allowed that interferes with the cumfort or the number of summer residents on the banks of the Meuai Straits. Mr David Mclver, of Liverpool, owner of the yacht Myth, it appears was the real author of the complaint. "We were, (he says) abollt as nearly shot as well could be without our having had any absolute casualty to record. Several of my crew and I are prepared to testify on oath that the first shot went into the water very near our bowsprit end. IV e then thought it high time to blow the fog-horn but the firing was re- commenced when we had not much more than travelled the yacht's own length, and were barely across the line of tire." Gunner No. 25, of the Anglesey Corps, has taken up the cudgels on behalf of the volunteers, and acknow- ledges that it was he who was firing when Mr Maclver a yacht passed down the strait on the evening of Sep- tember '21st, 18l:S. On the evening in question (he says) I went to mark for my comrades, and was relieved at the end of the first five rounds. I then rejoined the squad at the 300 yards and fired with them. Their ten ruunds being then expended I was marched by the instructor to the 2J0 yards range to fire my remaining tive rounds; whilst doing so the yacht Myth passed down the strait. I ceased, and resumed tiring by order, and on display of proper danger signal at the marker's butt, and also at the tiring point. Mr Maclver states that bullets passed close by his yacht. I do not know how he can reconcile that statement with the fact that at that range and on that occasion I never missed the target. I made two bull's-eyes, an outer, a bull's-eye, and an outer—a total of sixteen hits and points, as can be proved by the range book should my poor word not be accepted. I recollect the position of the yacht well; our particular attention was drawn to it by the continued sounding of a fog-born, begun when it was a good 20U yard" to the right of the line of fire. We remarked to one another-" What a fnnk that cowardly fellow must be in to begin sounding that horn when so far out of possible danger," or words to tliit eil'ect. I enclose a diagram, by which it will be seen that the firing was stopped when the yacht was 121 yards to the right of the line (if fire, and wivi not resumed till it was SS yards to the left. The firing point (in practice) is the only ptace where an absolutely correct opinion can be formed as to the proximity of an object to the line of tire, and fortunately, in addition to our careful instructor two other non-commissioned officers were present, each of whom holds an analogous position in different branches of the service. As regards our great glln practice, I leave that in the hands of our adjutant, who has always superintended it. I may, however, lit-, tllowe(I to poiut out that our gun muzzles are some U5 feet above low- water level, and that we have never tired solid shot with a lower elevation than two and a quarter degrees. One battery stands fully 200 yards from the edge of the channel, and the course of vessels is at least '200. yards further out. Your mathematical readers can easily, from the properties of the paracols, give the perpendicular height of a shot above a vessel passing below. A rough idea of it may be got thus Taking the tangent of 2j degrees as the peipeudicular, we got tan. 2 deg. 15 sec. + 1,200 feet = 47 feet; add the height of the gun, 35 t\'et, and we have 82 feet; from which deduct 10 feet for gravity, and 8 feet for the sighting of the gun on a lower object than itself, and we fiud that a shot would pass 64 feet above a vessel passing beneath and this is less than the truth besides, we always, for obvious reasons, lay the guns high rather than low. Of course, all this proceeds on the supposition that Mr Maclver's charge is correct—a charge which, with the other, will be found to have its origin in a fevered im- agination, or in a most un-English-like fear for his personal safety."
OAliNAKYON. Bonouoii PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were I hehl oil Monday last, the 19th instant, at the Guildhall before Llewelyn Turner, Esq., mayor; Thomas Tur ner, Esq, W. W'atkia Robeits, Esq.; and T. P. W Ellis, Esip, chief constable. Uustardy.—The case of Sarah Griffiths against John Jones was adjourned for a week. Stealin</ Vone!E(Iwar(I l'ierce, and Marv Pierce, his wife, were charged by Mary Barking, llendre Ter- race, with stealing money from her pocket in High- street, on Saturday last.—Coinplaiuant stated that she was near a shop in High-street, buying a newspaper, and while she was looking at the paper, defendant took her p ii-ae from her p icket, containing three two shilling pieces, one half-crown, one shilling piece, one sixpenny piece, and three halfpence lu copper. Complainant said said she had not beeu ir a crowd, and there was oltly the prisoners near. The female was offering her some loses.—Sergeant Hughes deposed to taking upon sus- picion. Found upon the male piisoner two two shilling pieces, one half crown, one shilling, two sixpences, one of which was new, and sevenpence in copper.-His' Worship remarked there was a remarkable coincidence in the e-jin. The extra sixpence and the sevenpence may turn out to be the change from the two-shilling piece. -Iteiiianded till next Wednesday for further inquiry. Drank and Disorderly.—William Parry pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk aud disorderly on the 12th inst., at his mother's house in Bridge-sti-eet.-II.C. Griffiths said prisoner was very riotous, and broke the fiirniture. He was not in the street then, but in the house.—Inspector Davies said they could only proceed with the charge if the offence took place in the strt-et.- The police-constable said he was very violent on being taken into custody.—The Mayor said they would dis- miss the case this time, and he advised the prisoner to abstain from strong drinks. Itefusing to Quit a Iloftie.-William Roberts was charged by Grace Jones with refusing to leave the house in South l'eurallt, of which he was tenant, in obedience to a notice to quit. The defendant did not appear.— p.S. Hughes proved serving the wmlllon, at the defend- ant's house on the 8th inst. He also deposed to seeing the notice to quit at defendant's house.—'l'he complain- ant said that she would have a warrant against defend- ant in three weeks. Drunk and kii -tll Williams pleaded guilty to a chareo of being drunk and incurable in Hap- tist street, on the 12th iii-t.—The prisoner was dis- charged, and the Mayor said it w,l-; A \'cry disgraceful position for a worn oi like h-r to i e in, ,-ind lie iv mid a ivi-e her to go t r tlie ni-aiv-t Secret iry of a Teetotal t t- iciety, and sign the pledge. Cot'xTV I'KTI'V SKSSIOSS, S.vn iiinv, OcroiiKit 17.— i Before Lord Newborough, Canon Wynne Williams, C. J. Sampson, Esq, J. Millington, Esq, and Dr. Millar. Election Squabble..—Ellis Roberts was charged by Evan Williams with an assault iu a tap room at Llau- beris, on the 10th inst. —It appears that one of the par- ties ctile,l ottt "J,ities-PLri-y for ever," tkti(I the other called Peurhyn for ever." This led to a light, and Williams was knocked down, and fell against the grate, anll his hat touk tire! —The Magistrates dismissed the case. Lice)ice.-Tlie Excise brought a charge against William Jones of not taking out a dog licetlce.-Fiued 25s, including costs, with the recommendation that it should be reduced. Cross Su)nmons,-John Jonesv. Jrseph Hughes, and Joseph Hughes v. John Jones.-This was a case of as- sault, and it was treated as one case.—John Jones, as defendant, was fined £1, and 143. (id. costs.
DENBIGH. I BOROUGH SESSIONS, Friday 16th, before Evan Pierce, Esq., mayor, in the chair, and R. Lloyd Williams, Esq. Richard Roberts was summoned by Jessie Hughes for using threatening language towards him. Bound over to keep the peace, himself in fit) and two sureties in £ 5 each, for three months.— David Jones, Post-office Lane, Denbigh, on the application of John Jones, of Charnel's Well, was bound over, himself in £10 and one surety, to keep the peace for twelve mouths.— Assault.—Martha Evans was summoned by Joseph Roberts, a bailiff of the County Court, for assault. The following facts transpired in the hearing of the case- Joseph Roberts, and five other mea, had proceeded to the premises of a man named William Hughes, under an execution from the Denbigh. County Court, to seize some pigs, wheu the defendant abused, interfered with them, and finally threw stones at them.—In support of his case the plaintiff called Mr William Hughes and Wilde, a police officer.-The magistrates, taking into consideration the fact that defendant was a ntAvly married wife, and had evidently been incensed by the original aggressor (the wife of the other man) after severely reprimanding her and cautioning her against getting herself into trouble again, fined her in the small sum of 6d and costs.—A summons had been served upon the wife of William Hughes, and as she did not appear a warrant was issued for her appre- hension. I THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. A meeting of this society was held in the Town- hall, Denbigh, on Friday evenilig last, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Lewis Lewis, in the unavoidable absence of Mr Townshend Mainwaring, took the chair. The meet- ing was opened with prayer by the chairman. The following clergymen were on the platform—Rev. Evan Evans, Hev. Evan Thomas, Rev. Dr Phillips, and the Rev. Edward Smart. The Chairman regretted the absence of Mr Main- waring. and having briefly stated the object of the society, called upon the local secretary to read his re- port and list of officers for the ensuing year. The Chairman then called upon the Rev. Evan Evans, Llanrhaiadr, to move the first resolution: "That the statement of account for the past year be received, and that the same with the list of subscribers and offi- cers' names be printed for distribution." The Rev. Evan Thomas seconded the resolution in Welsh. The Chairman then put it to the meeting, when it was declared carried unanimously. lie then introduced the Rev. E. Smart to the meet- ing, who said that if they cast back their eyes to the year 1804, when the whole of Europe was convulsed with war, and scepticism and revolution put religion to flight, this society had been the first to direct their attention to the word ot God. He spoke at some length on the objects for which the bible was circu- lated, namely, to give all a chance of seeing and read- ing for themselves the bible,—the word of God. lie touched upon the disturbances of the present time. He pictured our large towns teaming with irreligion and vice. He said that God's blessing was evidently in the work of distribution. He said that at a glance they could see the success that had attended the efforts of this society, and asked them to pray for a continuance of that success. Tlierev. gentlemangavesome statistics as to the dilference of circulation—the increase between the time when the society was first established, in the fifteenth century, and the present time. He dwelt at great length on the Providence of God in making open- ings in the world for the circulation of the bible, and urged upon his hearers increased zeal, liberality and prayer. As instances of openings he mentioned particu- larly a thirst for the bible amongst the superior classes of Hindoos. The labouring classes of China who eagerly devoured the contents of some stray bible or testament they had picked iip, and who were thoroughly conver- sant with most of the theories and stories contained in the bible. He said that missionary societies ought to be greatly indebted to bible societies, which gave them arms—the sinews of war. He then moved the second resolution That this meeting desires devoutly to acknowledge the blessings of Almighty God as so mani- festly vouchsafed in connection with the past labours ot the British and Foreign Bible Society, and the en- larged openings for the circulation of the Holy Scrip- tures in various parts of the world especially on the continent of Europe,-woultl recognise all imperative call to renewed zeal, liberality aud prayer, that the 'word of the Lord may have free course and be glori- fied.' The Chairman then called upon the Rev. Dr Phillips to address the meeting. He said the mover of the resolution had so skilfully aualysed the objects of the society, and had so forcibly explained and brought home the cause to his hearers, and he trusted also to their pockets, that there was nothing left for him to do. liut he still had a duty to perform, ami that was to translate it into Welsh, so as to give all his friends an opportunity of understanding. He then addressed tiiehneeting in .Welsh. He called special attention t) the large openings now made by a killll Providence for the circulation of bibles. HesaidthattheAuiitrians and Spaniards had annulled their concordat with Rome, and had opened a field for the distribution of the Bible. But the society was prepared for them. They had 170,000 Spanish bibles intended for Mexico and other parts of South America, but they would do for Spain just as well. There were also men—Spaniardsin Portugal who would be glad to get back to Spain- orders had already been sent to Paris and to Portugal to prepare. He thanked the young ladies of Mrs Williams school for their contributions and collections; and said that the sum of 0 4s 3,1 had been subscribed from this district towards the erection of a new Bible House in London. He resumed his seat amidst much applause. The Chairman then put the resolution, which was car- ried unanimously. Or Tumour briefly moved the next resolution-" That the thanks of this meeting be given to the presi- dents and other oiffcers of this auxiliary, and that they be requested to continue their services. Dr Phillips seconded the resolution in Welsh. It was carried unanimously. The Ltev. E. Smart then ad(Iresse(I a few humorous remarks, in Welsh, to the audience. The Rev. Dr Phillips tbeu followed in the same strain. A vote of thanks, proposed by Mr Lloyd, lirookhouse, then terminated the proceedings.
GANLLWYD. The above mentioned place lie half way between Dolgelley and Trawsfynydd. At a poiilt in it four parishes meet, viz, Llauelltyd, Llauiachreth, Llan- ddwywe, and Trawsfynydd. It is a place that draws the attention of a great many strangers, both by its picturesque scenery, its waterfalls, aud its fisheries salmon and trout. In summer the pLlCe is much re- sorted to by tourists and anglers. Up to the year I860 most of the country about looke(I wild and uncultivated only heaths, brambles, and terns growing in most places, with a small roughly-built house lying here antI there. But now since the respected families of Doluiel- ynllyn and Bryncemlvn (C. 11. Williams, Est), and Col. ltoraer,) have settled here, the country has (iitite a dif- ferent aspect. There are two new halls built, and all the poor cottages have been rebuilt; and the land en- closed and well cultivated. Great praise is due to Ir A. Mair, the bailiff, who has been so persevering in plan- niug anti bringing about such vast changes, to the good of the country and profit to the owner. The planning and enclosing of the fields and park are excellent. The once wild land now brings excellent crops, and I am happy to say that the crop this year was good, and it is said by strangers that they had not seen a better crop df corn, swedes, &(! anyw here in England or IV aled The above mentioned families have also erected a school at their own expense for the benefit of the. inhabitants to Churchmen and Dissenters without distinction. Her Majesty's Inspector reports that the school is doing well. According to their usual liberality, before leaving the neighbourhood for the winter months, Air Williams and Col. Romer kindly treated the school children with a holiday oil the 3rd instant. First the children (about 10 in number) marched to the park to ailIL180 them- selves in innocent games, racing, &e. Afterwards they formed themselves in procession and inarched to the front of Dolmelynllyn House, where they partook of a splendid tea and haia brith, prepared by Mr Williams and family for them. After singing some songs, the best scholars were presented respectively with dresses anil other useful and valuable articles. Among those present we noticed Mr, Mrs aud the Miss s Williams, and Miss Edwards, Dolserau. It appears that the children rlies were highly pleased. After paying the visual thanks to tiie geofle- ■; in in and ladies, and ,sinking 'die Nuliou.il Anthem, they were dismissed.
LLANBEKIS. A concert was held in Capel Cochcf the above place,on Friday last, whicli was firotsnggestect by Mr Oavid Roberts, Snowdou View, aud afterwards carried iuto effect by some of the members of Llanberis church, aud also some members of the other religious deii.,ujitiatiuiihi. ltev. J. Roberts (leuau Gwyllt), presided. The per- formers were the Misses C. J. aut J, Ll. Eilis, Hafodty, who played the accompaniments, aud also played two very exquisite duets. Eos Gwyuedd, and other able singers of the neighbourhood, also joined. The proceeds were given as charity to Mr Ellis Parry, l'y'rouly, who is highly respected in this parish, aud wh,, has displayed a great amount of taleut in the art of singing in years gou., by. His loss as au able leader of the Llanberis church choir is sorely felt, aud he has uow been kept within the threshold for a very long period, by repeated attacks of severe illness, and aU signs at present show that the day of his departure from this world is hastily drawing nigh. Let those who have shown kindness to him, bear those words in tuiud, He that hath pity upon the poor, leudeth uutu the Lord, and that which he hilttl given will He pay him agaiu."
PORTMADOC. On the 13th and 14th inst, harvest home thanks- giving services were held in the (temporary church) National schoolroom. Ou Tuesday eveuing, Rev. W. Richards, Penrhyn, read the serv.ee, and lessons were read by the Rev. D. Lewis, Trawsfynydd. After which, the Rev. E. Edwards, rector of Llaufechell, delivered au impressive discourse. On Wednesday morning, all English service commenced at eleven o'clock, when the Rev. H. Richards, Rural Vca:, read prayers, aud Rev. St, G. A. WiliiikiLis, the lemsoiii. Afterwards an excel- lent sermon was delivered by the ltcv. E. Osborne WiI. liams, vicar of Pwllheli. At half-past two, the Litany was said by the Rev. D. Morgan, St. Davids. Festiniog, and an appropriate discourse was preached by the Key. J. Morgan, Pivllheli. The concluding service took place at bvveu o'clock, when the Rev. L. Williams, Llaufrotheu, read the service, and Rev. W. S. Williams, Festiniog, the tenons, The Hev. E. Edwards, again preached a most excellent, impressive sermon, which was listened to most attentively by a crowded congregation. The claims of that excellent society which does so much good in this Killdom, anJ particotartysoi? our neighbourhood. Tiie Cbtzi-cli Pastoral Aid Society," were well advo- cated the collections amounting to £ 10 183 1^1. Tuis, meeting was a most successful „one in every respect. Ail the services were well attended, and indeed, in the evenings the place was quite crowded. The tine weather brought many friends from a distance. Our respected minister, The Rev. Tuos. Thorn is, assisted by kind friends, showed strangers every hospitality. Mr Thomas I and Mr Grindley presided at the harmonium. The members of the choir did their part well, and the singing of the chants and hymns was a credit to them and their leader, Mr Tuomas,-and last, but not least, the con- gregation joined heartily in prayer and praise. Two popular English hymus, Nsarer. my Uud, to Thee," aud Lead, kindly Light," translated very happily into Welsh by t^ie talented bard, Gitsytlys,, were sung on the occasion. Besides those already named, the follow- ing clergy attended -The Rev. O. Ll. Williams, Bod- i veau Itev. k,, Pryce, Llaunor Rev. Edward I I Liglies, Llanyetymdwy; and the Rev. W. Williams, Cetny- meiisydd, Ynyscyuhaiaru. With his usual kindness, Mr H..I. Jones, Tremadoc, printed the words suug on the occasion gratis.