The Fenian "Captain" P. K. O'Brien, arrested two months ago for attacking houses and carrying off fire. arms, but who daringly escaped from Mallow Bridewell, after committal for trial, has been recaptured. The Veu. Archdeacon Mant, Provincial Grand Chap- lain of the Antrim Freemasons, has declined to preach a sermon on Freemasonry on St. John's day. He is not satisfied of the expediency of parading Freemasonry, professedly a secret society, before the popular world, who Me not Freemasous. A mveting of the Evangelical Church Union was held last week at Exeter Hall, in the course of which it was announced that during the winter bands of persons would parade the streets and the suburbs of London, singing hymns and psalms, with the view of attracting persons not alive to the influences of religion," it being impossible to carry out open-air preaching to any suc- cessful extent during the cold months. A case of a good deal of local interest was tried last week at the Manchester assizes. The parties to the suit were the Rev. Dr Garrett, rector of Christ Church, Greenheys the Rev. T. A. Stowell, of Christ Church, Salford and Mr Robert Whitworth; the first-named gentleman demanding zC5,000 as damages for a libel published by the other two. The libel arose out of a split which took place in a society for the suppression of the Sunday sale of liquors, ending in the withdrawal of Dr Garrett as its secretary, and in the establishment of another society. After the plaintiff's case had been gone into at some length, it was agreed to take a verdict for him, subject to an arbitration. HOLLOW.\Y' PILL.S.-Hale Constitution.—When the human frame has become debilitated from the effects of exposure, excesses, or neglect, these Pills will repair the mischief if they be taken according to the lucid direc- tions wrapped round each box. lolloway's Pills exert the most exemplary tonic qualities in all cases of nervous depression, whereby the vital powers are weakened, and the circulation is rendered languid and unsteady. They improve the appetite, strengthen the digestion, regulate the liver and act as gentle apeneuts. These Pills are suited to all ages and all habits. A patient writes Your Pills to be valued require only to be known. During many years I sought a remedy in vain-wp-s daily becoming weaker, when your Pills soon restored me."
ANILIATCH. i Sliirwnix'K.—Ou Saturday night last, the brigantine Heiu, uf Falmouth, Thomas Morrison, master, (is tous renter, from Kuucorn buuud for (ibeut, in Belgium, with a cargo of rock salt, sprung a leak and fouudered about two miles off Puffin Island. The crew, four in number, took to the boat for their lives, and, being much exhausted after pumping, they by until thry saw the vessel going down, and then made for the liglit (Point Lyuas), ani landed safe at Llaneilian, near Amhvch, about two o'clock on Sunday morning last, the lath instant, when the hospitable old fisherman, Mr William Rowlands, of Llaneilian, opened his cottage docr fur their reception, aud, as usual, kindly adminis- tered to their wants iu time of need; and afterwards conducted them to the Custom House, Amlwch, as also to the ageut of the Shipwreck and Fisherman Society, where they received every attention, and were forward- ed totbeir respective homes by train on Monday morn- ing last.
I THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS OF ARVON AND THE LATE ELECTIONS. SIR,- Under the above heading I read in your last week's impression the following excuse brought forward by those who used their chapels to hold political meet- ings, viz., "And the plea adduced in defence of such proceeding is, that there were no other places in the neighbourhood in which such meetings could be held." Now the question is, will the above bold good with re- gard to "Disgwylfa" chapel, close to Llandinorwig ? Within a few yards (in fact only a road separating the two buildings) of the above chapel is a commodious Bri- tish School, oue for boys and one for girls; and these could have been used conjointly, for there is only a sli- ding door dividing the two buildings. I should like to know what excuse have those minis- ters and deacons who violated an express resolution of the monthly meeting" to hold a political meeting in this chapel, and was it with the expectation that a meeting held in chapel (with preachers to address it) would have greater influence over the minds of the electors in this neighbourhood, who, (without this aid) the canvassers were unable to persuade to vote for Jones Parry? Be- sides, when ministers and deacous violate the resolutions of the monthly meeting, is it likely that the members will act differently ? _u Dec. 16th, 1868. DINORWIC. Dec. 16tb, 1868.
"SCREW SEIAT." I' Sm,-Ir Thomas Lewis, Bangor, has endeavoured to show that the Calvinistic Methodists of A rvon have not been using the above terrible "screw." Oh dear no Nothing of the sort—they are too religious, no doubt. But is the above gentleman aware that one rev. and and another local preacher—(also a professional gentle- man) of the above body, went to the village of 13-, in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, the night before the poll, and screwed" a poor fellow there to vote for Mr Jones Parry, when he had faithfully promised to vote for Mr Pennant. To make sure of him, they took him to Carnarvon that night, for fear the effect of their holy instructions ( !) would vanish before morning. If he is not aware of it-then it is time for him to know that it is a fact. As an answer to Mr R. Roberts, Eleanor-street, Car- narvon, who wrote to you the week before last, I would advise him to enquire what took place in a chapel not a hundred miles from Carnarvon, the Sunday night before the polling day at Carnarvon, and perhaps he will be convinced, though against his will, that there is such a thing as Screw Fawr Sist.- Faithfully yours, X. I
DENBJGH M ARKET .—WEDNESDAY. Beef, Cd to 9d mutton, t^d to 7»d veal, scarce, Od to7dper lb fowls, 2s 6d to 3s per couple rabbits. 9d to is hares, 2s 6d to 3s each; geese, 6^d to 7d fresh butter, Is 7d to Is lOd pot butter, Is 4d to Is 4 £ d per lb eggs, b for Is wheat, 17s Od per 16>lbs oats, Ss to los per io51b» iiialt and barlej, 14s to 15s 6d per 147lbs; oatmeal, Js to 248 (id.
RHYL MARK ET.-TUESDAY. Wheat, 17s to 17s Gd barley, 10s to lCs; oats, 9s ,to 10s 6d beans, 17s.
CHESTER MAltKUT.—SATURDAY. At to-day's market there was a fair attendance, but an un usually small supply of farmers' grain. M heat (ully mainuined last week's quotations. Oats and beans were unchanged in value. Indian corn was firm at late rates. New. Old. s. d. sd. S. it. s. d. Wheat, white per 7"dbs 7 6 — 8 0.0 0 — 0 0 Ditto,red. 7 3—7 6 00-00 Barley, malting per 38qts 6 9 — 7 o 0 0 — 0 0 Ditto, grinding, perOuibs • 6 0 u 0 0 — 0 0 Oats, per 4Uibs 3 9 4 ti 00-0f Beans, per 8''lbs 7 6 8 o 00-00 Ditto, Egyptian, per qr 0 0 0 u 44 0-150 Indian coru, feed, per qr 0 0 — 0 0 6-416
BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION. I The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the board of guardiatil, )f mis uniou was lu-ld on Wednesday last, tlie 16th iust. J're<uut— Mr Charies Bickuell, chair- man Mr Geo. t-iwpson, vice-uhairuiau Cajit. Verney, R.N., cx .thcio Nlessis T. 1'. Parry, John Roberts, Thomas Lewis (Frondeg), and E. P. Evans, Bangor; Thomas Morgan, Llandegfau Richard Luck, Llanfair- fechau; William Jones, Llandysilio; K. Pritchard, Llanddauielfab H. liugivs, Llanlleehid. The uiiautes of the previous meeting were read by the chairman and confirmed. It was also reported that the following sums had been expended by the relieving officers during the past fortnight Out-relief Mr Lewis Edwards, £ 13S ltis 4d; Mr B. P. Jones, X131 01; Mr Daniel Jones, £82 2.; iNIr Tuonia,4 Hughes, £\18 13s 3d; total, X450 17s 7d. Paid to non- settled poor—Mr Edwards, X6 13s 6d; Mr H. P. Jones, td 5s 6d; Mr Daniel Jones, £10 3s 6d; Mr Thomas Hughes, £ 5 16s; total, X28 18s 6d. The following cheques were grantedMr Lewis Edwards, £ 142; Mr H. P. Jones, flM; Mr Daniel Jones, £ .UU Mr Thomas Hughes, i.105. Total, X465. Vaceination.-A letter was read from Dr Kent Jones complaining that certain parents, whom he named, whose children had been vaccinated by him at Llan. ddona. had not brought their children to be inspected by him afterwards, as required by the act. The letter was given to Mr H. P. Jones, Relieving Officer, who was instructed to take legal proceedings against the parties named therein. Education of Pauper Children.—A letter was read from the Carnarvon union enclosing a number of resolu- tions which had been passed by tiiio Carnarvon Board, in reference to the o.tuoatiou of pauper children, and requesting the Bangor Board to adopt the same or some other similar plan, as a means for the reduction of pauperism. The resolutions referred to are as fol- lows That paupers be requested to send their children to the schools provided for the pcor most convenient to them. xiiat ihu gilardiau3 increase the amount of weekly relief to the parents by the amount requited fur the payment of the children's school pence, in all cases where it may be necessary to do so. That the relieving otticers be requested to obtain from the Ichool teachers a return of the attendance of children so paid for, quarterly. for", 'Ilimt wheu there is evident neglect on the put of parents to send their children to school, the matter be ht once brought under the consideration of the board by the relieving olliuers." The guardians generally approved of the resolutions, it being understood that the eduoatiuu should be paid fur byacorresponding increasein therelief given to theparents. It was believed that this plan would, in course of time, have the effect of dimiuishing the number of paupers, aud of reducing the present heavy rates. Ou the motion of Mr William Jones, seconded by Mr Simpson, the resolutiuns were unanimously adopted, and the c,erk was requested to furnish each relieving officer with a copy of the resolutions. Ths Union Budyet." —The Chairman said, the time had now arrived when the calls for the half-year ending 25th of March, must be made alld signed, and he would take the opportunity to show the guardians the position the union was in at I)reseLit. l'be audit of 29cli Sep- tember showed a balance in favour of some parishes, and in others the balance was against; but the balance in the parishes in which it was in favour was X253, and in the parishes where it was agaiust it was X254, so that they had not much to complain of in that respect. The Chairman then read a list of the parishes where the balances were in excess of what they required, and he also read a list of calls for each parish in the union, with those balances added, the total amount of the call being £ 4,563 2s 4jd. In each case where there was a balance, it had been given to the credit of the parish. The total amount of the last call was £ 4,958. That was a rough account of the financial position of the union. The balance in the treasurer's hands at the last board was zCI,6,32 5s 8d calls unpaid at that time, A:628 Is, making a total of X2,460 ô. 8d. Cheques granted at the last board, includiug relieving officers' and Anglesey county rate, £ 'jyt) 13s id; estimated county rate for the County of Carnarvon, HIli lis 3d cheques to be paid to-day to relieving officers, X485, which sums added together would make a total of £ l,tii)0, and if they took that from the former sum, it would leave £85:1 4s 4d, which he had no doubt would cover the quarter's accounts and the current expenses. Mr John Itobarts asked what was the county call for the next tlttarter. The Chairman said that the County and Police Rate was put down at £ (i33 2s 4Jd. Mr ltoberts aaiu culluired what the rate was in the pound. The Clerk explained that the Police Rate had not yet been levied, and they provided for the Police ltate from the balances. He could not answer Mr Roberts'ques- tion till February next. Mr Roberts said it would be soon enough for him to ask that question then. On the million of Mr Luck the calls were allowed. The Question of Rating.—Mr William Jones said that before leaving he wished to call their attention to a matter of very great importance, and a question, he believed, that ought to be taken at once into considera- tion. Since he had been guardian it had often occurred to him that they were very unequally rated as inhabi- tautd geiierally. (Hear, hear.) He would like to have a snucial meeting called in order to devise means to petition parliament for a more equal assessment to the Poor Rate. There were many things that might and ought ti be i-ated,-thero were millions of money in the funds, but not one penny was paid to the Pour Rate. There were the ship-owners agiiii,-(heat, hear, and laughter)—they ought to share the burden of main- taining the poor. (Voice-u Stockillg trade.") Yes, the stocking trade ought to pay the Poor Rate as well. There was another class that ought to pay that was at present exempted—the old bachelors. (Laughter.) Mr Simpson-Yes, by all means tax them. The ladiea will back you there. (Laughter.) Mr Jones cited the case of an old bachelor at Holy- head, and then said that they ought to have a national rate for the relief of the poor, so that everybody should contribute equally. (Hear, hear.) He should be very glad himself to do all he could in getting a meeting to petition parliament to redress this grievance. A man that had money in the funds certainly paid income tax, but he paid nothing towards the relief of the poor. The County and Police Rates were very heavy, and the rate- payers had to pay them all except what little the govern- ment paid towards prosecutions. He believed the question wanted ventilating. Mr John Roberts—If you are goiugtomake amemorial had you not better add a prayer for the re-enactment of the Small Tenements Act. lie believed that was most necessary. Mr Simpson said that that matter was sure to be taken up by parliament. Mr Wm. Jones said that could be done indepen. dently, as it was another question altogether. Mr John Roberts said his opinion was that it would be better to take the whole question up. Mr William Jones then read the following written notice of motion -1 hereby give notice that I shall at the next meeting of this board, move that the present system of rating to the relief of the poor be considered, so that every kiud of property, both real and personal, should contribute equally for the maintenance of the poor, and that a petition to parliament be adopted. Christmas Cheei-TLie usual dinner and tea to the inmates of the house was allowed, and the Master said that he believed he could get up a concert this year again. The board then proceeded to its routine business.
HOLYHEAD. FOUNDERING or A SHIP.—The ship Vectis, from Li- verpool to Bombay, foundered to the westward of lIoly- head on Friday night, but the crew, with the exception of one man, were taken off the wreck by the ship Ny- aDza, from Africa, and landed at Liverpool on Monday moruiug. The Vectis is a Sunderlaud-owncd ship, and she had only recently left the graving dock, after a thorough overhaul. BOARD OF GUARDIA8. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of the Holyhead Union was held in the Board Room, Valley Ho- eI, uU Tuesday merning, the 14th iust. The following gentlemen weiq p,-esent :-lid. Williams, Esq., Tiebau, Chairman; John Lewis, Esq, Vrondeg, Vice-chairman; Charles Rigby, Esq., Ex-offieiu Guardian, Messrs. Grif- fith Griffith, Abeiffraw Win. Owen, and Thos. Owen, Bodedern; Oweu Parry, Bodwrog; Robert Evans, Ceirchiog; Win. Hughes, Cerrigoeinweii; Henry Wil- liams, lieueglwys; Kobt. Lewis, Llaullibio; Joseph Jones, Llanddeusant; Thomas Williams, Llandrygaru ino. Joues, Llaufaelog; Hubert Jones, Llanfaethlu; Robert Pierce, Llaufairyneubwll; Jno. Owen, Llau- fihangelyu.iowyn Hubert Thomas, Lianfwrog; ltwbt. Oweu, Llangwyfan; Jno. Roberts,; Llanynghenedl; Robt. Williams, Llechylched; Edward Uwen, Rhos- culyu; and Jno. Junes, Trewalchmai. The minutes of the last board were read, and as no matters for discussion arose, were signed by the chair- man. Valuer for the trition.-Fur many years past, the in- equality ut the rates in the several parishes has been a subject of contention to the guardians. The country guardians complain against the lowness of the Holyhead rates, while the town guardians grumbleat their country brethren for wishiug to augment the rates in Holyhead, while the other parishes do not contribute their average amount. To settle the matter it has at length been de- cided that a valuer should be appointed, to appraise the whole union, so that an uniform rate may be fixed on the whole of the parishes in the union. In answer to an advertisement to that effect, the following gentle- men applied:- Messrs. R. P. Thomas, Holyhead, and Owen Morris, Bangor, 3 per cent on the gross valuation; Mr G. Wil- liams, Gloster Hall, Bow-street, Salop, 1 per cent on the gross estimated value Mr R, Thomas, Plasdu, Pwll- heli, 1 per cent on the rateable value; Mr Owen Ed- wards, Peulau-stre t, Pwllheli, 3 guiueas per day, or 24 per cent on the gross valuation Mr G. G, Juce, £ 45 and railway expenses; Mr Thomas Roberts, Portmaduc, 1 per cent on the rateable value; Mr J. O. Brown, Car- narvon, I per ceiit, ( r 2 guineas per day; Messrs Robt. Algeo, Meuai Bridge, and Wm. Jones, Glantraeth, Bethel, I per cent ou the rateable value, and Is per house; and Messrs. Foulkes and Humphries, Ruthiu, 2 per cent on the rateable value. This business should have been settled at the last meeting but circumstances arose which rendered the de- lay unavoidable. Mr G. G. Juce seems to have been the favourite. His terms were much lower than those of lany of the other gentlemen, and as economy is the motto of the guardians, he was likely to be elected. However some of them were in favour of Mr Algeo and his colleague, stating that it would be less easy to bribe two persons than one. Mr Algeo wis known to them as an excellent appraiser, while Mr Juce was a perfect stranger. The Vice-chairman thought that as Mr Juce had for warded such excellent testimonials, his being a stranger ought not to bias the board. Were he not a man ol status and ability he should not have presented such re- ferences. Mr Joseph Jones was of opinion that as Mr Algeo wa- employed by Mr Meyrick and many of the guardians were tenants of this gentleman they were afraid of elect- ing any other person. The Chairman denied this assertion, stating that he was the only one of Mr Meyrick's tenants present, and yet he did not fear to choose another valuer. This war of words would have continued much longer had not Mr Lewis called them to order, and pro- posed Vr Juce, whom he warmly eulogized. This was seconded by Mr Williams, Treban. Mr Giiffiths proposed as an amendment, and was se- conded by Mr Williams, that Messrs Algeo and Joues be elected as valuers. Upon beiug put to vote, a majority of twelve was declared in favour of Mr Juce. Cement or Brickwoz-k-At the last board, the ques- tion whether the workhouse should be cemented or lined on the inside with brick was adjourned until the present meeting. Mr Thomas, the architect, proposed that a cavity should be left between the stonework and the bricks which would effectually exclude any dampness. This would save the expense of cement, and that of painting every two or three years-which, if the wall were cemented must be done. The brick lining would cost the sum of £ 140, while the cement would amount to over £200, and the former contract would compel the contractor to build the front of good stone. One of the guardians said that they had rambled from the immediate topic, which was, whether cement or brickwork should be used. A few of the guardians were afraid that the bricks would only exclude the water for a short time. Mr Thomas stated that the water would not penetrate the bricks. A guardian thought this plan wonld alter the terms of the contract. Mr Thomas—The contract will not be altered as the Arbitration Clause effectually binds the contractor. Mr John Lewis was in favour of the brickwork, as being the cheapest and most effectual check to the penetration uf water, and he thoughi the guardians could not do better than agree to Mr Thomas's method. Mr Rigby was also of the same opinion. He thought, that even when cemented it would cost the union X60 or £ 70 per annum to keep it waterproof. The officials of the Poor Law Board would feel highly annoyed if the tramps suffered from the dampness, and the medical officer's bills would greatly increase, instead of lowering the rates, It had been stated that the stones from Col. Hampton's quarry would not do without cement. He had seen the stone, and was perfectly satisfied that this was not true. Many of the guardians were still of opinion that the brickwork would not exclude the moisture. a Mr Rigby informed the lthat if they had had ex- perience in the matter, tliej*would soon disabuse their minds of such a false impression. He therefore begged to propose that the wall be lined with bricks, the cost of which was not to exceed zel50. Mr R. Lewis seconded the proposition which was carried by a large majority Vote of thanks to Mr Rigby— The Chairman proposed, and Mr W. Hughes seconded, that the best thanks oi the board be tendered to Mr Rigby for his efforts in behalf of the guardians with regard to the workhouse. Mr Rigby then said—We miss at this board to-day one who has been on every occasion, when present a great assistance to us. It is a matter that ought not to be omitted by this board. I therefore propose the follow- ing resolutiun-That the Guardians of the Holyhead Union beg to express their warm sympathy and con- dolence with H. J. H. Hogg, Esq., on his recent bereave- ment, and also tender their thanks for the great assist- ance he has rendered to the board. The Chairman seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously. The application lists were then read, and the board rose. INQUEST ON THE BODY OF A SAILOR. On Tuesday afternoon, an inquest was held on the body of a sailor, named John Watling, a native of Clac- ton, in Essex, an able seaman on the schooner Fur- ness Abbey," before Wm. Jones, Esq., the coroner for Anglesey, and the following jurymen Edwd. Foulkes, Esq., Paris House Messrs Robert Parry, Baker-street; Samuel Prichard, Edmund-street Thomas Griffith, Newry-street; John Jones, Stanley-street; Owen Wil- liams Stanley-street; Lewis Owen, Market-street; William Jones, Market-street; Thomas Roberts, Mar- ket-street James Bilsland, Newry-street: John Thom- son, King's Head; and William Jones, Lower Market- The body had been conveyed to the dead house, whither the coroner, accompanied by the jurymen, pro- ceeded to make their preliminary examination. The corpse was that of a well-built young man, who in life wuuld seem to have been in every w iy adapted to the hazardous duties of his profession. His death was ob- viously caused by a fracture of the skull, which was much shattered. The captain to')k his oath as to the identity, and the coroner and jury adjourned to the police station, where the inquiry was terminated. The usual forms having been observed, Captain Edward Sharpies said—I reside at Barrow, in Lancashire, and am master of the schooner 11 Furness Abbey." I sailed from Barrow on Saturday morning, bound to Llanelly, with a cargo of pig iron. The de- ceased, John Watling, was an able seaman, forming part of my crew. On Sunday, at 10 p.m., when the vessel was about 23 miles N.E. of the Hishops, it catle on to blow a very heavy gale from the south'ard. I thought it necessary to take in the topsail, and the deceased, ill company with the mate, who is my brother, went aloft to furl it. The mate reached the topsail yard, and the unfortunate sailor was on the cross-trees, or rather getting on it, when the vessel, which was labouring heavily at the time, gave a tremendous lurch, and by some means or other he lost his hold and fell to the deck on the lee side, between the foresail and the boom. He struck the foresail in his descent, and this prevented him falling overboard. The height of the spar from which he fell will be nearly 50 feet. I was close to him, and scarcely half a minute elapsed ere he was in my arms. ;He bled but very little, and that from the nose and mouth—principally from the nose. After striking the deck he never moved nor spoke, but died almost instantaneously. There was due to him 12 10s 6d, and this, with his other effects, I delivered over to Mr Sammons, the collector of customs in this port, for which I hold his receipt. Coroner-Did you not say anything to Mr Sammons concerning the funeral expenses. Witness—I spoke to him about it, but he informed me that I was bound according to the Act of Parlia- ment, to hand over everything to him. Coroner—There is no Act of Parliament to that effect. I shall advise the churchwardens to apply to the collector for this money, and if it is uot delivered to them, I will bring the case before the magistrates. I think it a shame that the country should be burdened with the expenses of this poor man's burial. Mr Sam- mous has shown great-I will not call it impudence— but cheek, in asking for this money. You (addressing the captaiu) should have kept the money until after the funeral, the expenses of which you ought to have paid, and then have handed the remainder to the custom- house officials. Air Junes then referred to several cases at the wreck of the Royal Charter, when emigrants on whoBe persons £ 60 or £ 70 was found, were buried like paupers, whilst the money w out to the Board of Trade. Mr Foulkes wished to know what distance the vessel was from Holyhead at the time of the accident. He was informed that the distance was about 77 miles. The Coroner having summed up the evidence, and the Jury returned a unanimous verdict of "Accidental Death," the order for burial was then made out. I FUNJRAL OBSEQUIRS. To-day (Thursday) this town wore one of the most glooming aspects that it has dene during the present year. Houses of business were closed, private dwellings iu the leading thoroughfares, as well as iu the remotest parts of the less important streets, had their blinds drawn, and everybody and everything wore a sombre appearance. -1 In the midst of life we are in death." was to-day truthfully enunciated to all. A few weeks ago, I think three, Mrs Holder Hogg might be seen driving her car- riage through our streets with that cheerfulness that always beamed in her countenance. To-day her mortal remains were deposited it St. Seiriol's churchyard, Holy- howl, amidst universal sincere grief. Shortly before noon the fuueral corUye left Llanfawr in the following order :— first Carriage.—Dr. Price, Rev. T. Briscoe, D.D. Rev. O. W. Jones, T. Lewis, Esq. Pall Pall I THE BODY. Bearers. Bearers. Second Carriage.-H. J. Holder Hogg, Esq., Master Thomas and Master John Jacob. Third Carriage. C. Hogg, Esq., Master Arthur Jacob, and Edward Hughes, Esq Bank. Fourth Carriage.—W. Hurlbutt, Esq., W. Bradwen Joues, Esq., J. Williams Esq. Fifth Carriage. -Ch-arleB Rigby's, Esq. The streets through which the cortege passed were lined by the inhabitants, many of whom were noticed to shed tears. Mrs Hogg was a friend of all at Holy- head. The friendly societies were annually recipients of her bounty, and which they acknowledged by paying t visit on their anniversary to Llanfawr. Even the n"orl of H ope, which ushered to existence early this year, received Mrs Hogg's kindly sympathy and pecuniary support. I well remember the morniug—it was Whit- Monday—when the youthful band, about 150 in num- ber, visited Llaufawr, what joy Mrs Hogg displayed in vituessiug their happy faces. She shook hands with them, and placed her bounty in the hands of the secre- tary, Mr W. Evans, wishing the society much success. It was the juvenile baud's first visit to Llaufawr. Mrs Hogg has shewu her last kindness to the union. Tern- pus fugit, but time cannot etface from the memory of the receipieuts these little acts of kindness. At Christ- mas, her house was always open to all comers, and I know it to be a fact that the Christmas of 1867 was the uiost bouutiful to the poor at the portals of Llanfawr. It is passed—time has removed the donor a few days before ths Christmas of 1868. Her deeds are still alive and vivid to our recollections. She was proverbially of a kind nature, and to those that required it, ever ready to lend assistance. It is past. Mrs Hogg's memory will remain sweet savory, and the sympathy of the town is strong and sincere with Mr Hogg, who is one of our most valuable magistrates, an excellent landlord, and ever ready to render every assistance in the important circle he is placed. The fuueral services were performed by the Rev. T. Briscoe, D.D., Incumbent of Holyhead, with evident signs of feeling. Messrs. Lewis and Williams, London House, bad all arrangements relating to the funeral in perfect order, which, as usual, reflect the highest credit on that old established firm.
I EHYL. PESSY REiDIzrs. -Another of the series of Fenny Readings was held in the Town Hall, on Tuesday even- ing last, and was, as is usually the case, densely crowd- ed. P. Ellis Eytou, Esq, was announced to take the chair, but having been prevented by professional en- gagements from doing so, the Rev. Hugh Morgan, M.A., was called upon to preside. A capital programme was gone through, and after the usual votes of thanks to the chairman and the performers, the proceedings termi- nated by singing the National Anthem. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. The monthly meeting of this board was held on Friday last, the 11th instant. The following commis- sioners were present—R. M. Preston, Esq., chairman Rev. Hugh Morgan, NI.A. Thomas Sleight, Esq. Francis Scholes, osq. Messrs. E. Powell J ones W. Wynne, Belvoir Hotel R. Roberts, draper W. Wil- liams, Queen-street; W. Morris; W. B. Byne J. Roberts, Queen-street; J. Roberts, Shipley-street; Hugh Pierce J. Roberts, West Parade Thos. Ellis, ditto Richard Edwards E. Jones, Mona Hotel; Robert Williams, West Parade, &c., &c. The Chairman read the minutes of the previous meet- ing, which were confirmed. A letter was read from Mr R J. Sisson acknowledg- ing the receipt of Y200 instalment of his mortgage. Gas Question.—The following letter was read from Mr Ellis Eyton relative to the communication sent to the Commissioners by Mr Richards, of Manchester, on the gas supply of the town "Town-hall, Flint, Dec. 10, 1868. GENTLEMEN,—I am instructed by the proprietor of the Gas Works to acknowledge the receipt of copy of the letter forwarded to you by Mr Richards, of Man- chester, and the resolution of the board thereon, and to thank you for the same. I am also instructed to point out some errors in the letter of Mr Richards. He states' that the consumers of gas are at present paying from 5s lOd to 7s 6d per thousand on an estimated annual consumption of eight million entire feet,' when in fact the price is with the discount, 4s 9d to 7s lid per 1000 only, while the price charged for the public lamps does not touch 3s 6d per 1000, aud the gross consumption, instead of eight million feet is less than six million, or more than 25s per cent. less than Mr Richards estimates. I am also desired to call your attention to the cir- cumstance that some time ago your late clerk was ordered to write to other towns as to the price charged therein for gas. He laid the same before one of your committees, who unanimously reported to your board- That the price in Rhyl was less than that at Flint, Denbigh, Ruthin, Llandudno, Conway, Bangor, and Carnarvon, being an area of one wayltwenty and the other thirty miles. To compare the amount charged for gas at Rhyl or at any of the above-named places with those of large and popular boroughs and cities in England, where in one street alone more gas is consumed than in an entire township, such as these must be manifestly absurd. Your board perhaps .ought to know that the gross income frum the highest price charged, namely, 7s 1 Jd per 1000, does not exceed £16 per annum, and the bad debts accruing and the trouble of collecting that small amount is an absolute loss to the proprietor. I am in correspondence with Mr Rowlands upon the subject embodied in your resolution, and hope that the same may lead to the formation of a company, and should the present owner retain a share in the proposed company- be will use all the influence he can command consistent with duty and honour to revise the tariff for the benefit of the town, in which no one has a greater interest or stake than himself.—I have the honour to be your obedient servant, "P. ELLIS EYTON." The Chairman remarked that the letter set the matter clearly before them, but he would support any measure reducing the maximum price to 58 per thousand. The Financial Statement.-The Chairman read a statement with the regard to the rate, which showed the amount of the rate to be zCI,270 16s lOd, amount collected £tl62 7. CJd, amount uncollected X368 0s 3kd, balance in treasurer s hand jC373 3; 8d. The Pier Assessment.—In the matter of the pier assessment, it had been a question whether land between high water mark and low water mark was assessable. The Act of Parliament, the Chairman said, decided that such laud should be assessed. Communications to the Board.-The Chairman, with reference to the various communications sent in for the consideration of the board, remarked that it would greatly facilitate the business if they could make some rule so that time could be allowed for their due arrange- ment, and that no communications, sent on the day of meeting would be considered.-It was resolved that in future all letters sent for-the consideration of the board must be delivered two days previous to the meeting, otherwise they would be left until the following meet- ing. Stalls in the Fish Market.—Mr Pinney, fishmonger, Bodfor street, wrote a letter to the board, stating that he had applied for two of the vacant stalls in the Fish Market. The hall-keeper had infsrmec him that there were three unoccupied, and were to let. He had made arrangements to take possession of two of them, but was afterwards informed that they had been applied for by the old tenauts, and had referred the matter to the Market Hall Committee, which occasioned him a con- siderable loss through the transaction; and he applied to the commissioners for two week's wages for the man whom he had engaged to attend to the stalls. After considerable discussion it was resolved, on the motion of Mr R. Roberts, "That the vacant stalls be let for the winter months at Is per week to the tenants, who had before occupied them, and that Mr Pinney have the vacant stall," Sanitary Contmittee.-The Sanitary Committee re- ported that the houses near the gas works were not fit for human habitation, and recommended the same to be closed. The matter was referred back to the com- mittee to consider what steps had best be taken. Valitation Committee,-The Chairman on looking over the lists where a reduction of the rateable value had been allowed, observed that the reduction of the rate- able value of property in the town was of very great importance and that when applications of such a value were made they should be strictly scrutinised by the committee before making any allowance. Some conversation took place relative to houses par- tially occupied and others where the rate had been charged upon empty bouses, which had become tenanted after the rate bad been made, relative to which com- plaints had been sent to the board. The Chairman said there was some difficulty presented in the latter cases, and with their permission he would advise that the opinion of counsel be procured. He would willingly prepare the case himself. It was therefore resolved that the Chairman prepare a case for the opinion of counsel.
EVAN WYNNE AND THE INTERFERENCE OF I THE CLEIWY IN ELECTIONS. SIR,—In replying to E. Wynne, I will take for granted that the clergy are paid by the State, although that is very doubtful, to say the least of it, even with regard to the tithes, without mentioning the thousands of churches which have beeu built and endowed during the present century by private individuals. But take E. W., Mr Labouchere and the Daily News on their own ground, even then I think every unprejudiced mind must admit that the following quotation from the Rock is a sufficient reply to them:— Mr Labouchere, who attributes his defeat in Mid- dlesex to the influence of the clergy, puts his objections to clerical interfeieuce in elections in the following form: —* A Nonconformist divine in his relation to the State is a private individual; a clergyman of the Established Church is not. He is the minister of a national Church his pulpit is a national pulpit; and he is sup- ported by national funds. When he puts his clerical influence and his pulpit at the service of party, he makes the Church of which he is the minister the Church of a party and not the Church of the nation.' The Daily News supports this, saying that a Nonconformist minister stands in quite a different relation to the State from the clergyman that the former is a private not a public servant; that he may have a wide-spread re- putation and influence, which, however, he may use as he likes, seeing that his religious influence and it maybe national reputation were not lent him by the State nor gained from any vantage-ground the State accorded him. The writer in the Daily News conveniently for- gets how much of the influence of the clergy is due to the higher culture they possess as compared with the average Dissenting teacher, and the purity and dignity of their private life, which State countenance or support can neither give nor take away and indeed he goes on to show that in most of the essential elements of their position as regards the State-in freedom from serving upon juries and from the militia conscription, and in disqualification from municipal office, Nonconformist ministers are regarded in much the same light by the law as clergymen themselves. But in these days, when all Government employes, down to the humble Post-office messenger, are not only allowed but invited to take their part in Parliamentary elections, it does seem invidious to single out the clergy for exclusion beyond the pale of the constitution. The Pall Mall Gazette, a Liberal, but not a vulgar one, takes a more liberal and a truer view of the question raised by Mr Labouchere's quibble: Legally, a clergyman may interfere in election con- tests just as far as any other man may. The objection to his doing so must arise out of a supposed inconsis- tency, not with his legal duty, but with the supposed proprieties' of his station, not as a minister of religion -for these we are not now considering—but as a minis- ter of the Establishment. What are those duties ? If he performs faithfully the ministrations of his Church if be renders for his pay the special services for which that pay is given; still more, if he is conscientious, zea- lous, charitable if he is the faithful friend and adviser of his flock as to their spiritual interests; may he not also discharge fearlessly what he conceives to be his poli- tical duties ? No, answers Mr Labouchere, because he is the servant of tile State, and, therefore, bound to be impartial. Why so bound 1 The State pays him (we use the phrase for convenience, though net an accurate one) for the performance of certain services; why does this bind him to abstain from action in matters inde- pendent of those services 1 If I employ a man to drive my carriage, do I therefore bind him to impartiality in an election ,in which I take an interest ? Homely as the illustration may be, we are at a loss to see that it is otherwise than in point.' Besides, the State,' which is assumed to be injured, is apparently confounded with one or other of the parties of which it is composed. If a clergyman, or any other man, were supported by one faction or the other, there might be some ground for Mr Labouchere and the editor of the Daily News to stand upon but the State' comprises not only both the leading factions, but also that host of quiet, useful citizen who belong to neither." I VIGILANS.
BANGOR ELECTION OF PROCTORS. SIR,-In common with many who supported Mr Johnson at the recent electieu of Diocesiu Proctors, I much regret thit the Very Rev. the Dum sh mid have refused to give the exact number of votes in ftvour of each candid its, when he was requested to do so at the meeting. In other places, as the Guardian, the Stan- dard, the Record, the Church Times, and other news- papers, will shew, the numbei of votes for the successful and unsuccessful candidates has been published. Why should it be otherwise at Bangor ? And why should the number for Mr Pryce, one of the unsuccessful candi- dates, be made public, and a sort of mystification be made with regard to Mr Johnson and Mr Ellis by stating that the votes for them were about equal f" It is, how- ever, but fair to Mr Johnson and bis supporters to say that on the day of election it was understood that the votes stood thus :-For Mr Lewis, 37 Mr Vincent, 211 Mr Johnson, 26 Mr Ellis, 24 and Mr Pryce, 17. A VOTER. Sift,-Will you allow me to avail myself of your columns, to return my many kind friends my most warm and sincere thanks for their support at the late election. Though defeated by a very small majority, and that, I believe, merely from the fact of my being the last candidate in the field, I have, nevertheless,. every reason to feel gratified at the great confidence so many of my Reverend Brethren have displayed towards me. An expression occurs, in the printed report of what the Very Rev. the Dean said to my proposer when checking him for adding the further title of Bishop's Chaplaiu to the words Rector of Llaniestyn, which I have considered myself entitled to an explanation of, and this explanation I have called upon the Dean for the purpose of obtaining the words are, it was besides being eo, for other reasons, obviously out of place when electing members for the Lower Ilouse of Convocation." The last clause of this sentence I could see the force of, the former other reasons seemed loose and unsatis- factory. The Dean. however, has explained that what he weaut by other reasons was that it was not fair towards other candidates, and that it was contrary to the C institution of the Lower House of Convocation that I should be called Bishop's Chaplain. Whether or not these things are so, I leave it to my supporters to determine, but I considered it due to them as well as to myself to requirt3 some explanation of a phrase which might have been otherwise niistiuderstood. -1 am, sir, yours faithfully, I WM. JOHNSON, M.A.
I THE CARNARVON HARBOUR TRUSTEES. Snt,—1 think the thanks of the Carnarvon Trustees of the Harbour are due to Mr Benjamin Smith for his independent conduct in boldly drawing the attention to the fact that the trustees were, apparently, about to borrow money for the uew works without securing the ground legally on which it was about to be expeuded, as also for securing the best terms for certain laud leased or sold by them. I allude to a letter t,) the chairman, which appeared some time back in the North Wales Chronicle. The results are gratifying. Mr B. Smith approves, it appears, of .the extended line of docks, aud of the plans generally, and of sweep- ing away the Victoria pier, &c. The thanks of the trus- tees, and of the general public, are also certainly due to the worthy chairman for the public spirit, energy, for- bearance, patience, good temper, and tact he has invariably shown in carrying through many troublesome hindrances and over many difficulties and obstacles to a successful issue, this, among many other important works of incalculable benefit to the community during his chairmanship and long mayoralty. Mr Ll. Turner is well worthy of apuba iewird.- Y ours faithfully, December 16, 1868. ANTI-OBSERVER. December 16, 1868.
porting Intelligent*. THE CARNARVON HARRIERS WILL MBET AT ELEVICN O'CLOCK ON Monday, 21st GlangwnaGate Thursday, 24th Mount Pleasant Inn. CAPTAIN HAMPTON-LEWIS'S HOUNDS WILL MEKT AT HALF-FAST BLEVEN ON Tuesday, 22nd Braint. Saturday, 26th lledwharf Cross. THE VALE OF CLWYD HARRIERS WILL MEKT AT ELEVEN ON Saturday, 10th Ystrad. Tuesday, 22nd Black Mon, near Calcoed. Thursday. 2lth Glauywern Bridge. Saturday, 2<ith •• tiodfari. Monday, 2bth Kewiaarket for Axton. Thursday, 31st LlanfairD.C. Saturday, Jan. 2nd llenllan. THE n, C. C. FOXHOUNDS WIIX MEET AT A QUARTER TO ELEVEN ON 21st Hafodnnos. Wednesday, 23rd Pentro Isa, near t'olwyn. Saturday, 26th" Bodelwyddan.
pipping Entflltgenrt. POKT PEXRIIYX, BAN GOIZ. -Arrived, Hope, Williams Jane Davic-s, I)avies Mills, Abrams.. John 4 Mary, Lewis.. Llaethliw, Evans. Jane, Owens.. Ellen, Owens Caerhun, Evans J;kne & (,atlierine (,riffiths Elinor, Sutfierliii(l.. l'ort Llenrliyli, Lloyd..Seaman, Jones.. Urihin, Jones Herald, Griffiths.. Raven, Ruglit:s.. Ellen, Rowlands Mary Tathum, Evans. Sailed, -Bariiioutli, Jones Sarah Anne, Lloyd Curlew, Jones..Elizabeth, Evans .Ann & Catherine, Hughes.. Argyle, Evans. Tlioinas Mason, Davies. Loid Exmouth, Jones.. Ro- bert, Rtckards. Victoria, Owens. Dart, Jones..Bangor Packet, Roberts..Lady Bulkeley, JGnes Messener, Owen. PORTDINLLAKN.—Arrived,—Ruby, Ellis, Yarmouth Mar- garet Jane, Pugh Jane & Eliza, Jones.. Eleanor a Mary, Har- ris Liverpool..John & Margaret, Jones, Carnarvon. James, Itoberks, G.iston Express, Lemon." Ann AtitehetI.Davies, Duddon Eleanor, Davies, Rancorn, Sailed,—Margaret Jane, Pugh, Barmouth. HOLY H EAI). -Arrived, -S%,al kow, Buttley..Waterloo, Lewis.. Sea Gull, Jones. Runcorn.Ganymede, Bulley.St. Charles, Col- ley..Beau Uamha, M'cCarn Merry Andrew, Clara .Brit. Tri- dent, Brooks..Blazer, Parry Constitution, Matthews Belle Isle, Fenwick" Cairsbrook Castle, Pole, Sarah Sands, Robertson ..Swan, Polland..Emily, Mann.. Hooper, Cort, Liverpool. Torn-rooper, Galdeart, Barrow. Anna, Trakah, Fleetwood.. Cumberland, Parle, lJieppe, Italian Hero, Colson, Para..Wra. Van de Voort, Jaski, Curacoa Royal Alfred, Evana, Church Bay Frances, Craesul, Cardiff.. Admiral Moorsom..Duke of butlierland.. Stanley.. Hibernia.. Telegraph Alexandra, from Dublin. Sailed,-Azof, Wilelie, Ostende.. Active, Kent, Jersey Lin- cluden, Hunter, Monte VideoEmma, Nankirvell, Plymouth. Lydia, WiUiaais..Blazer, Parry, Liverpool., the rest of the Dublin and Kingstown boats have arrived and sailed as usual.
BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH LONDON CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. Steady at Monday's prices; oats and barley dearer. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. Fair consumptive demand at Tuesday's prices. WAKEFIELD CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. One to two shillings advance asked.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE DURING THE PAST WEEK. The past week, commencing with a hurricane most disastrous at sea and on shore, was speedily followed by a downfall, which produced floods, especially in the north, and thus the balance of the moisture due since the drought seems likely to be made up. The mildness of the temperature has kept vegetation in action, and Christmas, now so near at hand, seems likely to arrive with. out frost. The wheat plants continue to show a healthy verdure, and the forwardness of the season has left nothing in arrears. The cheapness of the wheat, as compared with other grain, seems to have arrested the late tendency to decline, and most markets show an advance of fully Is, other reports exhibiting firmness, and an inclination to rise. But the holidays are against any advanced movement as yet, especially as foreign ar- rivals continue fair. Spain and the East are, however, becoming sources of uneasiness, and no prophets can tell us the propable issue. Our own Government, however, should have plain sail- ing before them, and no probable commotions to interfere with wholesome legislation. With the ports closed in North-eastern Europe, our arrivals must speedily diminish; and then it will be almost at the option of farmers whether we shall be dearer or not. The whole aspect of the trade in Mark Lane closed very firm, not for wheat only, but everything else and if wheat was improving, while Spring corn generally wM declining, it soems very probable that this should experience further neglect, with a reaction in other grain. In Paris, wheat has been excessively heavy, and has given way Is 6d per qr but some places in the country show an upward movement. Marseilles has been very inactive while Belgium and some place in Hol- land were cheaper. Germany slightly varies; but with the ports closing or closed, business there must now be on a small scale, unless a speculative spirit should arise for spring delivery. At New York, a better feeling has sprung up forspringwheatand medium quality flour, while winter wheat has improved in value. The relative position, therefore, of American and English mar- kets, as well as the winter season, are against free imports.
LIVERPOOL CORY MARKET.—TUESDAY. Our imports of foreign wheat since Tuesday last are again to a fair extent, say about 31,000 quarters, nearly the whole from New York and Montreal; of flour the arrivals are somewhat larger than of late, but of Indian corn, as well as all other articles they are considerably less. In the list of exports the chief item is the shipment of 5,347 quarters barley to America; of other articles the outgoings have been light either to Ireland or anywhere else. The gradual tendency to improvement noticed in our two last market reports has been followed up by an advance of Is to 2s per quarter in English wheats during the past week with a healthyjdemand from millers. Foreign wheat also is held for an advance of 2d to 3d per cental, but has. not moved so freely as English being already higher in proportion. Flour more en- quired for, but no actual advance has been yet established. The stock of Indian corn is now getting in small compass, and prices having been gradually stiffening during the week, importers had no difficulty in obtaining yesterday an advance et quite 6<1 per quarter on last Tuesday's prices. Egyptian beans are also the turn dearer, No change in other articles. At Mark Lane yes- terday English wheat met a ready sale at Is to 2s., and foreign Is per quarter over last McupdayS rates, Our latest mail advices from New York report a fair business passing in breadstuffs at late rates, but the buying was more for home trade than for export; the week's shipments of wheat to Liverpool howevei amounted to 15,926 quarters, flour 11,225 barrels, but of Indian corn only 1,070 quarters. Provisions.—American bacon has had a good enquiry which holders meet freely, and Cumberland cut which is more plenti- ful than any other may be bought Is to 2s per cwt cheaper. Lard has,glven way Is per cwt. (Cheese and butter maintain late rates. We have had a good attendance of millers and dealers at OUt corn exchange this morning, and a fair extent of business has resulted in wheat at the full rates of last ra-irket day or od n cental over this day week. Hour is (id per barcelond sack dearer on the we0k, hut OIUIW!ut sto?'?f a?ie. Indian cor h?< advanced tA to 9d per ?uMter with a f?ir coi?nmptire d?* maud. Choice uata are steady and inferior qua itlei id per bushet cheaper oatmeal has given way ¡jd per 104d Egyptian beans are the turn dearer. Pease and barley the turn cheaper Market closes steady at the improvement, but by no meaas active. IRELAND & THORNLE^, BUOKEBS.
BOUMPHREY, MOOlt. LIVERPOOL CORIT MARKET REPORT. TUESDAY, 15TH DECEMBER, 1868. 8. O, I, n W IIEAT. -English, Scotch, and Welsh white, per lOulbs .11 6 — 12$ Ditto, do., do., red .10 0 u o Canadian red .11 0- 11 a American Spring Red 96-10 9 Dauubian 9 3 9 ft Egyptian II 3 II 6 Caiifornian .12 0-12 g Chilian FLOUR. English and Irish per 2S01bs..36 (1 -450 French 46 0-52 0 Chilian 44 0 45 0 American, barrels 196lbs 26 u 31 0 INDIAN CORN,-Amerlcan white per 4SOlbs .41 0 — 41 f I)itto mixed 39 9-40 0 Round qualities .37 0-38 0 INDIAN CORN MEAL.-Dresoed, per 2401bs .21 0 2 6 Feeding 20 6-2L 4 BARLEY.-Grinding, &,c.. per Ribs 53 S 9 Mediteranean, feeding .50—64 English and Welsh malting ..69—62 MALT, imperial (liitrter 65 0-70 0 OATS.—English and Scotch, best old, per 4 >lbs 4 6—6 6 New, Welsh. &c.. .39—42 Irish Kilndried 810 4 9 Canadian and other Foreign 3 8 — 3 10 Blacks 3 3 it OATMEAL, New and Round per 2401be 32 0 -33 0 BEANS.—English and Welsh, per 480 lbs 48 0-50 0 Foreign t 6- 4;1 6 PElkst-Engli%b and Foreign per >04lbs .47 0 — 48 0 BitAN,-Broad and narrow per 201 bs 1 3 — 1 4 £ s. £ s. CAKES. -English linseed Ollcake. per ton. 13 0 13 i American ditto 12 5 — 12 1# American C'ouon Cake 9 16 — 10 1: English ditto 7 l'» i 0 Feeding Kajirf Cake 80— 8 5 GLTANO.-Peruiian, Lest 1* 0-13 10 Upper 1eruvian. 70- S # NITRATE OF SODA U 0 U 6 The foreign imports for the past week Inclnde moderate ar- rivals of wheat, but of all oihtr articles only sm dl supplies; those coastwi-se and from Ireland comprise tolerable receipts of oats and oatmeal. of the exports for this interval barlc) is the only item of any moment Since Friday there has been a fair demand for wheat and flour at that day's full rates Indian corn has been well inquired for, commanding, through scarcity, an advance in price on list quo- tations. other articles as pieviously. The weather continues mild with a good deal of rain. To-day's market was moderately well attended by buyers of all classes, and wheat met a moderate inquiry, low qualities of American reds being ad per cental dearer than on TuuAday last other kinds of wheat the same *s on that day. Flour was in fair demand at Friday's advance of Cd per sack. Oats continue vrv slow of sale, ai.d to n ake juogress a fur- ther reduction would have to be submitted to. Oatmeal was dirticult to move at unchanged rates. Beans were in moderate denund at a decline of (id perquarfcer fiom the prices of Tuesday last. Pease duil. and unaltered in value. Barley and malt were moderately active, and rather dearer' Cakes steady. Indian corn experienced a fair request, and commanded an advance of Is per 48 Ibs on the currencies of this day week, BOUMI'lijfEV, MOORE, & Co., (Successors to Messrs. Nicholson & McGill.) cereal Chambers, Biunswick-streefe
BANGOR MAKKET.—FTTIDAV. There was a very good attendance at our market to-day, but very few grain samples were shown. The supply- of meat, poultry, <fcc., was extensive. Prices — Wheat, 48s to ."io-; bar- ley, 36s to 37s oats, 258 to 21.11 per qr oatmeal, c7a to :JUS pet mutton, 7d to Sd; fresh butter, 19d to 20d per lb geese, 4* to 5s each ducks, 3s to 3s 4d; chickens, 20 4d to 2s bd per couple egg., o for Is.
MANCHESTER CORN MARKET.- MONDAY. There was a fair attendance, but busiues limited, at to-days market. English wheat is to 2s per qr anti foreign 3d to 4d po cental higher, with a slow sale. English flour held for Is per sick more money foreign merely firm. Oatmeal slow of salr at late rates, beans unchanged, Indian corn the turn in favo of sellers.
BIRMINGHAM CORN" MARKET. There was a short supply of English wheat, which sold at an advance of nearly Z. perqr; foreign Is dearer. Harley unalterted. Oats dull but not cheaper. Beans firm. Peas Is per qr cheaper.
WORCESTER CORN MARKET.-SATURDAY. At this day's market there was a short supply of wheat, which sold at an advance of Is to 2s per tir. Barley unaltered. Oats only taken in retail. Beaus dull,l but not clieal)er. Peas Is to 2s per qr lower.
GLOUCESTER CORN MARKET.—SATURDAY. The supply of English wheat was smaller than of late, and prices advanced fully Is per qr Foreign wheat in fair demand, at last week's prices. Barley, iiiaize, and oats rather cheaper.
LONDON TALLOW MARKET.—MONDAY. The transactions have been only to a moderate extent, at drooping prices. Y.C. is selling at 60s 6d,per cwt. Town tallow, 48s L'd per cwt, net cash.
LONDON HOP MARKET.—MONDAY. The late advance was fully main tained, choice descriptions be- coming very scarce.
LONDON SEED MARKET.—MONDAY. Fine red cloverseed comes forward verv slowly, and such was held very high. Good German was in request at more money. Foreign not tine enough for the ewly demand. In mustardseed there was no quotable change. Foreign spring tares brought very full prices, with an improving demand. Maize was easier bought, although there were no imports. Grass seeds are as yet little inquired after. BRITISH SEED. Canary per qr 709 t0 748 Linseed per qr. sowing 64s to 68s, crushing 62s to 648 Linseed cakes, per ton £ 12 10s to £ 13 0« Cloverseed foreign) red. 56s to 72s, white, 7U3 to Sis
LONDON PROVISION MARKET.-MONDAY. The arrivals last week from Ireland were 732 firkins butter and 3,226 bales bacon, and fpmi foreign ports 30,037 casks, Arc., butter, and 700 bales bacon. The unusual mildness of the weather caused the butter market to rule very quiet; some de- scriptions of foreign were 2s to 4s lower, best Dutcu 12tisto 128s. Cheese, per cwt: Cheshire, Mis to 74s Rouble Gloucester, 588 to 68s Cheddar, 668 to 7ss; Americau, 54s to 62s. The bacon market ruled slow, and but a moderate business transacted dur- ing the week at the close holder4 were hrmer.
BIRMINGHAM CATTLE MARKET.—TOESDAY. We received an extraordinary large number of beasts on offer. The general condition was exceptionably good the general quality was first-class. There was a good demand at full prices. The supply of sheep was good in number and quality choice qualities in good demand, at full prices. The number of fat pigs was moderate, for which there was a steady demand, at about Tuesday's quotations.—Beef, 6d to 7|d; mut- ton, 5id to 7jd per lb bacon pigs., 10s (kl to lis; porket ditto, 10s 9d to lis 3d per scora.
METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—MONDAY. The supply or beasts fresh up for to-day, the great marKet-day was very short. being 2,00i) to 3,000 less than previousyears. The quality, with the exception of Herefords, superior. Aberdeen fed beasts, Lincoln. Galloway; Scots, and West County on otfer. Trade opened brisk, and competition amongst buyers keen. High rates realised, 6s however being the extreme, and a clear- ance made. Mutton lively at an advance of 2d to 4d on last week. Choice veal scarce and dear. Pork steady.
GOVERNMENT FUNDS.—THURSDAY. Tllree per cent. Consols 921 x4 Ditto for Accouut 92} | i xd Three per Cent. Reduced 92J ft New Three per Cent. 9'2! i. Exchequer Bills, £ 100 & £ 200, 2 pr. ct p Bank of England Stock 241 i 40
LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY. Return of Traffic for week ending December 6.1868. Passengers, Parcels, Horses, Carriages, Dogs, and Mails 44,670 Merchandize, Miiierali, aill 76' pmos open.-1,a7J _—— Corresponding week in 1867 JJ n 77' 151 Total £ 122.804 [Miles open.—1,348i.J STEPHEN REAY, Secretary.
DECEMBER 19, 1S68. The North WaltS Chronicle is registered fo. t,'ans;¡¡isji"" Abroad. THE NORTH WALES CHRONICLE, ADVERTISER FOR THE PRINCIPALITY. Printed and Published by the Editor and Proprietor, JOHN KENMUIR DOUGLAS, of the Parish of Bangor, at w. General Printing Office, Castle-street, Baogor. RUINTEL) BY STEAM POWER.