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ISF ,ANNUALBAZAAR, LLANFAIRFECHAN, THERE :) b.. BAZAAR held at the Con- fTHHRE t, ? ?? the SECOND Week in ￼ of the FUNDS. ContnbnhoMWtU ^tbwMoVly receIVed by ?' A^the Horn*- e683 ANGLESEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. TH„ MRNTH ANNUAL SHOW o? FLOWERS. Ti ?? ?<t VEGETABLES, and also of J BIBBS' will be held at H?QMNt. on the 17th ADa0" °?? of Entry. *nd tH requittt. ?'? %r,« Form of Entry. and all requisite information to be had from the &on. Secretly, Mr ROBERT GRIFFITH, 663z Nat. Pro. Bank. 663z — ? ?.OF CONWAY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. PRIIIDIII: Tae RIGBT RON. LORD PENRHYN. VIC&.PBcBrn8Nr: H. ELLIS, Esq., TtfBNUBION, BANGoa. THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUALI SHOW wILL be held on WEDNESDAY, Acocsr 24th, 1887, at LLANRWST. PIUZES will be OFFERED to PERBOB show- !he ^tHor8 B, Cattle, Rheep, Pigs, Dogs, '°?. ,? hnplement. Butter, &c. AIo for the best JUMPING of HUNTERS over BURVLItS, &(J. ??. (open to all comers). £ 10; 2nd Ditto, t5. ￼ Dltt for Horses from within Ent n^rS of the Society,? Prize, B3; 2nd Ditto M EntrFee, 2s 6d. ENlIIe8 for Jumping will be received up to ￼ ?o?heS. Du. B rVTRIES of STOCK, &c.- to be sent to the S ?"At. or before AUGUST Uth. TRTOCK ?t be on the GMUND by TEN J??Morni? of the 8how DAY, and remain until THREE p.m. fnMISSION ti^he Ground for Non-members, Is- Subscri^s^ be^hed with Free Tickets on application t.t.??y. B. PIERCE. Fron Eiriln- 659-1902 L1anrwlJ(. 659-1900 L^NDONTS^ORTFLJVESTERN RAILWAY. BANK HOLIDAY. EXCURSION TO LONDON AND PARIS. 0v SATURDAY, JcM 30th, a Cheap Excursion <! T?iD ttEKureioa FMM.wiUte?eHoLT- 7WLHI, ABLWCM at 7.35 a,m,. C!RNARVON SJgtt ?..?? B?gor at 9.15 m ;ret.rni? 'rom EUSTO STAMON. LONDON, at 11.5 a.m. on TnrR^D^Y, Avevsr 4tb. For further particulars see Small Bills. Genera) Manager's Office, G. FINDLAY. Easbon Station, July, 1887. 679t TIME TABLE, COBSTESCINO JULY 4th, and until further notice, 1887. THE STEAMBOAT MENAI Runs Daily (Saudafa Excepted), weather and other circumstances permitting, between BANGOR j?i BEAUMAM8. as under:- BM(!or.<9.0?0.0)11.30!12.45)2.0j:.aO mirth Point) I 4,50 I 6.15 17.40* B<aumaris 9.30 110.45 112.0 11.20 12.30 I US 5 jo | 7.0 8.10* y?<-?()ulM. 6,1. Children under Twelve, 3d. Passengers will be taken on board the Menai on the Anglesey Ride df Garth Ferry for Beaumaris by After Saturday, August 27th, the 7.40 and 8.10 Trips from Bangor and Beaumaris will be discon- tinued. After Saturday, September 17th, the 6.15 and 7.0 Trips will be discontinued. The Trips of the "Menai "are arranged as far as practicable to meet the arrival and departure of the (iil-rent trains to and from Bangor. z377 SPLENDID SEA EXCURSIONS TO NORTH WALES. COWENUINO MAY 28TH, 1887. The fast Channel-going Steamer "ALEX- ANDRA, 200 Horse Power, will Sail 'ily (Sundays excepted, weather and other cir- cumstances permitting), from the Prince's Landing Stage, Liverpool, at 10.30 a. m., for LLANDUDNO, EurMARis, BASSOS, and MBNJI BRIDGE (Pt. George s Pier), arriving in time to leave Llandudno for Mensi Straits thettt 12.45 Noon. Returning from Menai BrMge (St. George's Pier) at 3.15 p.m.; Bangor, 3.15 p.m.; Beaumaris, 3.40 p.m.; Llan- dudno, 4.45 p.in, and arriving in Liverpool 7.33 to 8 p.m. fares (including Boatage and Pier Dues) Single Fares Liverpool to or from Llandudno, Saloon, 3s (kl; Fore Cabin, *2s'6d. Liverpool to or from Beaumaris, Batgor, or Menai Bridge, Saloon, 4s 6d; Fore Cabin, X Return Fares (Available tor One Month from Dats of *Icstw) Liverpool to or from Llandudno, Saleon, 5s; Fore Cabin. 4s. Liverpool to or from Beaumaris, Bangor, or Menai Bridge, Saloon, 5s 614 Tore Cabin, 4s 6d. Inter- mediate Fares: Llandudno 'to Menai Straits, Single, 18; Return, le 5d Children under Twelve, Hilf-price. For Special Terras Tor Pic-uic Parties, Xc., and Season Tickets, apply on Board, or to R. & D. J-QSTES, 21, Brunswiok-street, 361l Liverpool. GRAND COACH TOUR FROM 'BANGOR -raaoraa an MS OF LLANBERI8, CAPEL OURIG, &c. through themot Picturesque ScenoiW, in North Wales, comprising a Route of 44 Miles. TO aw <P. PAMtT Begs J%l « to inform Tourists and ￼ the Public in general that and aft6r MONDAY, JULY 11m, 2887, r'tMPa-HORSE COACH ■" NIMROD," will 'y )undays exceptedl Pt"ng each day at v•MJwNEo ajj. from the STATION HOM&. BANOOR, pro- inR ?;t))e Ho)yhead-ro«!.c?Mmandin)! full TT/* (he Menai Straits, Aa?etey. Menai end sr "8through the vUtas?- of Portdiner- ?.e.et)h?g?t<;trnarvon. where 30 mantes .wi)i be allo'vi-,v the astl(!, •"ontto VlbW the Castle, &c.; t?vm)! Carnarvon .1 f,,r t,lia ot(,,I,Llarberi,,i.416wing,w Dolbadam CMt?, 01?o Quarries, Lk.c-: b,ri-,? at Two p m.Md proceeding "?? t cPass of Danbene ?Mm where, ?"?'' "? Pass of Nant Gwyeant? .is ￼ C?t.Curi! where 30 mtn<? will be ali 0wn Lak0i PaM of N?t F.?ncon, P f.nr ,yn 8).te <??.,i.? Model ViHa? ? D.n- & »? at 6.45 p m" *» ? for r t TIcKErs PAR E-8s. ,,?'? beh?i?; the Station Hotel. Web- ?' Ba "t tlit List Office, PenmaeMBaw; •he rCno.»cM li. G\Oi¡l, ??' Suapensioa BridK9: ?w 4m K559—18S9 QUEENSLAND. kOYAL MAIL LINE STEAMERS. ?gS?EBHONLY. PiT^VT^r, *'ARRANi\S, value R20, are ??J???? TO ? approved PA8- ?GERStr,?i,?BY?HISLME. &I '?<«t?Co)o? is now offering SI)ecial to ail -Classes. mn\.™ ai^XHE*S may obtain FREE- HKaNP, '? ?? no?Mtea? Clauses f the pnt l..alHI Act, lip ? 160 A?e Blocks, for &,1 ¡¡,>r an1\;lm per ac, ?""?P'"? ? ?"t tor Five na k'?'R 2- 61 l?"I '? all, ?'?' payment e-s-*s &n'ii tv? i»nj ??" ?chott). ?S ??SBOLDS ?LEASEHOLDS. ul'^>)..T,ailv 4bla ?'?'?- may be had "'Iitr 'he ?PLSed Land Act. C,Qr furtl",r p.ticlafs apply to GRAY, DA"B & G" 13, Au"tl!1 Fnnrs, London, or the BrokcM, ,LL1TI.f, 1I"SKllt, SEWELL & Co London, Man- r,tèr.. Liwrpool ??0??-.??"- ￼ OR ?LLING SICKNESS I ,-GIDDINESS. ???SATIONd. A? FAINTS ?'??''?,,? ?'M<' ?o?'t how that ''??iui?'" ''?"'t'?""? '?'?! w!nl '?"'<)??i??"??"?ble. can be per- anenlly CUI\J,j (without <'?ce of failure). All 4mict "')' write n tull ''oi?'? conndeDeo to ?'?X??-??.Hydc Park, Lon. Vwill 8elkI f4il putic to m I™. Qr 4IJ, ÇJWoz. 294 294
TO CORRESPONDENTS. J. A. W., Bangor.-We shall insert yoar poem next week. W. G. H., PortintAoc.-Your paragraph with respect to the North Wales Eisteddfod shall appear next week. ABDON. Under consideration.
WELSH ELECTIONEERING ADDRESSES IN PARLIAMENT. WALES and Welsh subjects have been brought prominently before Parliament this week. This country, its aspirations and expectations, have arrested general attention; but we cannot refrain from regretting the circumstances under which the legislators of the land have been asked to consider subjects of the gravest moment. Mr T. E. ELLIS, a young and inexpe- rienced member ofithe House of Commons, has thought it consistent with his duty and dignity to introduce the question of the approaching trial of the tithe agitators in Denbighshire. No member of Parliament of tried experience would have ventured to tread on such delicate ground; but the representative of Merionethshire has yet to live down the impetuosity of youth. A few years hence he will be anjolder and a wiser man, and he"; willl;doubtless regret the idio- syncracies of his early days in the House of Commons. What object had Mr T. E. ELLIS in raising the questions in Parliament which he did onFriday,Tuesday,andWednesday evenings P The ATTORNRY-QKNRRAL hit the right nail upon the head when he said that the object of the hon. member for Merionethshire was to curry favour in Wales; to win the approval of an outside audi- ence, that audience being in North Wales, Mid- Wales—ia fact, throughout Wales. This was Mr ELLIS'S whole and sole object. Like the Parnel- lites, he has been returned to Parliament, not as a free and independent member, but-it is rumoured, we know not with what truth-as a paid representative of his constituency, and if this is so, he naturally feels he must make some show for his money. Before getting inside the walls of St. Stephen's, nobody knew who he Was, where he lived, or what he intended to do. Now he imagines that he has reached that" tide which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." He, in fact, regards himself as Sir Oracle, and when he speaks he expects no dog to bark. But unless Mr ELLIS is one of a new race of men,he must expect to find his own level in the British Mouse 01 uommons. tsy-ana-oye ne will weary the House with his repeated questions, and his burning and shin- ing light will be extinguished as readity as it was lighted. To examine and cross-examine Ministers of the Crown in the way Mr ELLIS had the impertinence to do on Tuesday makes it evident that he had attached to him leading strings. What possibility is there of a fair trial of the tithe rioters in Denbighshire after such discussions as took place in Parliament this week? Very littiel Welsh juries are too prone to take a merciful view of cases sub- mitted for their consideration. They do more thanJnttempt to give prisoners the benefit of any doubts which may exist. Sympathy tulLes the place of sincere and honest belief. The Government officials are, then, perfectly justfied in insisting upon an arrangement for a fair trial, and we hope they will stick to their guns and not quit their posts till they'have carried out their original intentions. Parlia- ment must never consent to be dictated to by a ■handful "of irrecencilables like Mr T. E.Et,i.m and Mr Q. O. MORGAN, who have been pattefi on the back by the ParneJliteB and are expected to dance to any tune they may call.
THE CARNARVON BOROUGHS: THE RADICAL PARTY TRYING TO "KEEP THE CAUSE GOING." He is a bold man who will deny that apathy is -the present distinguishing characteristic of the 'Conservative and Liberal Parties in the Carnarvon Boroughs; in fact, throughout North Wales. To all appearances, a general election is a remote contingency therefore, both parties console themselves with the idea that after the burly bufly of the contest of last July, they are entitled to indulge in a siesta. But in the domain of pelitios nothing is certain—everything is uncertain; and it behoves the most experienced to take their stand on the ramparts. We have every reason to believe that, although the Con- servatives of North Wales are seemingly asleep, they have been actually fully alive to their res- pousibifiitiea. In the Boroughs :the registers have been: carefdlly and systematically revised, and every person who is entitled to a vote has been included in thelists Which will Resubmitted to the revising barrister in the montfa of Sep- tember next The Conservative Party must ever bear this in niiDd-that,,altbough they wooed and won by a substantial majority the Boroughs at the last election, the majority was not euch as to warrant them in relaxing their efforts upon the occasion of any subsequent contest. The Carnarvon Boronghq, although held by the Radicals for 40 years, must for years to come be regarded as a hall&njj balance. As long as Con- servatives keep this tact in view they are safe; but once they relax their best energies, they are bound to go to the wall. In MrSwETENHAH we have an exceptionally able and active member and the constituency can retain his services as ilong as they please to .exert themselves. Our bitterest opponents do him ,the fjastiee to say that he is un homme b~; and tboy are also| constrained to acknowledge that he has already done as runafa for the Boroughs as ;the ex-member, Sir Lon: OOWFS-PARity, who had an exceedingly good innings. Mr SWJSTEWIAM'S long and intmtte acquaintance srith North Wales attaches to his vote and ttpeechos in the House of Parliament consider sae weight. He is no mere puppet. His speech last week before the members of the Bangor Wtirikingmenlp Association proves this beyond a ahadow of a doubt. Justice is his motto, and just-ice he will insist upon being awarded to all classes. Mr SwtrE\HAM is the beuu ¡d",t! of a Liberal (Conservative, and from him hit stoutest political opponents aeed not fear that tiiey will not hive taix phy. The Bidicals in the Carnarvon LorougUs are most anxious to rotrlswe their misfortune of last yaar. Thoy still amurt severely from the sting of defeat, aud they are resolved by either fair meaus or foul to rerarso the ?itio. of parties at the next ele.t on, S.encv.r it comes, although they 8in low when in the presence of the enemy Miscalcu- Lti? the strength of the present Government, he?.ryonshire Liber.l As.o??n.m the early part of the present year, made a great deal .f.oiseinthe local political world, Theyano-I 6.ut!y displayed their power, and caUed?for. I ?.d?t?bo VpnM m.kotbeb?he9tb? for the honour of representing the Boroughs. It was extremely amusing to witness their anxiety to procure a strong man. The names of Captain VEKNKV, Mr CLBMBNT HIGGINS, Mr JAMES TOMHNSON, Mr R. Puoan Jomrs, Mr HEBBER EVAHS (now Dr. HERBER EVANS, if yon please), Mr TuamAs LEWIS (Bangor), Mr GRIFFITH, and a Mr JONES, were paraded before the public. But the whole thing ended in smoke. Divided oounsels prevailed. Captain VERNEY declined without thanks the offer to contest the boroughs; Mr HERBER EVANS for "divers reasons" similarly declined the proffered honour; Mr R. PUGJIB JONES spoke out honestly and fearlessly. He did not believe "a General Election" would occur within the next two or three years." The public were kept in ignorance as to the opinions of other gentlemen who were asked to become the Radical candidate for the Camarvca Boroughs. It may be taken for granted that they were unfavourable to the views of the Carnarvonshire Boroughs Liberal Association. Sines February last we have heard nothing about a Radical oandidate for the Car- narvon Boroughs; still meanwhile our friends, the enemy, have made a pretence to be very active and very carnest but, so far, the moun- tain in labour has brought forth nothing better than the proverbial mouse. We remarked, editorially, in January of this year, that Liberalism in the Boroughs was ;n a bad way; that the managers were in a fix. We venture to repeat that statement to-day; and we challenge contradiction. A ciroular letter, written by Mr R. D. WILLIAMS, the secre- tary of the Carnarvon County and Borough Liberal Association, dated 20th Jnne, 1887, has fallen into our hands. It is an instructive docu- ment in the hands of political foes, and since all's fair in love and war we shall not refrain from exposing the plan of campaign. Mr R. D. WILLIAMS' letter from beginning to end is written in a minor key; it is a tale of woe. The work of the registration, he says, is almost at an end. Last year," he continues, I had to do the work with very little help, and I am at the present time very heavily financially out ot pocket; and unless our Liberal friends will supply me at once, it will be impossible for me to take the responsibility of registration work "for another year." Things must indeed be des- perate when such a party partisan as Mr R. D. I WILLIAMS is constrained to write thus. But this is not all. I do hope and trust," Mr WIL- LIAMS goes on to say, "that you will do your "utmost to keep the caute going. I shall be glad of your own subscription, and of any others you can get (why, certainly) to support us. I may add that Carnarvon is the only borough that has paid a qnota of the oxpenses of last yeM." This is not a healthy state of affairs. The Liberals of the boroughs are dispirited. Now is the opportunity of the Conservatives, who should put their shoulders to the wheel. A little exertion now may save a tremendous amount of exertion in the future. Let the necessary amount of exertion be shown. Our organisation is good; but it might be better. Money is forthcoming; but it might be more liberally subscribed by those who are in a position to give it. Time must be taken by the forelock; every point of vantage must be seized it is only by acting upon such principles that victory can be ensured in the future in the Carnarvon Boroughs. The flowing tide is with the Conservatives in the boroughs. Let them man their ship and be ready for any emergency. If they do this they will safely weather the most tempesi jous political storm. But, as we have said, they must ever be ready to man the Constitutional Lifeboat.
THE OPERATION OF THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT IN BANGOR. IN a recent editorial we asserted that the Bangor police might, if they chose, find ample scope for the exercise of their ingenuity and vigilance if they attempted to detect Sunday tipplers and their haunts. Our remarks were not based on idle-rumours, but upon specific in- formation as to the wholesale manner in which the Sunday Closing Act is violated in tthis dis- trict. The case of THomAs JONES, landlord of the Queen's Commercial Inn, which engaged the attention of the magistrates on Wednes- day, brings promiuentlv before the public some of the schemes resorted to by those who do not hesitate to expose themselves, and-thoiie who aid and abet them,.to the utmost rigour of the law; and there can be little sympathy for such persons when their duplicity is discovered and puuished. Sergeant GRIFFITB and P. C. EVANS did a very smart thing on Sunday morning, the 3rd iinst, When tfhe city was asleep, they q -.iatly and unobserved made their way to the Oceen's Commercial Hun, and secreted them. selves in a hay loft at the rear of the premises. They waited and watched from 1.30 a.m. to 6 a.m. without witnessing anything ,0 -relieve the -dull monotony. B«t "-some must watch,while some must sleep; thus-runs the world away." At sk o'clock the offioew had the first indica. tion that their mission was not a fruitless one. They heard the front door bell of the inn rung (they saw the landlord answer the sum- mons; and they also saw three mugs of beer handed to tho matutinal visitors, who, judging by the fact that they called for a second supply, must have been very tidirety. No sooner had the wants of number one company been attended t41,than two other men called and were supplied with drink; and afiler these men had taken their departure, two otlwr individuals put iu an appearance. Other business of a similar nature appears to have been transacted, one customer takicg away with him a quart bottle cf liquor. That the landlord did not make the callors a present of the drink is proved by the statement of Sargeant GRIFFITH and Constable EVANS, who heard the jingle of money and saw it actually passed. After more than an how's watching, it is not surprising that THOMAS SQNES should have been made acquainted with the presence of the policemen; aAd perhaps he was never more taken aback in his life. The utterance of his name by Sergeant GRIFFITH seemed to him ts have been made from the clouds and I the effect upon the customers was marvellous. They fled precipitately, and the landlord was left face to floo with the detectives of his lucra- tive Suud;iy morning's custom. Unfortunately for Mr JONES, this was not his first breach of the Licensing Act during the seventeen years he has conducted the business of a publican. His licence had already been endorsed, and on more than one occasion he had been cautioned to act strictly within tha letter of the law; hence it was that the magistrates hud no alternative on Wednesday but to inflict upon him a fine of £5 and costs. So feeble was the defence which JONES had to offer that his advocate, Mr DEW, did nst consider it worth his while to do anything more than to rvoss-examiae the witnesses he refrained from I addressing the Bench. This conviction ought to have a wholesome effect upon publicans in this city. It is only those of a lower order that run the riek of being pounced upon by policemen. The law enacts that Sunday trading among licensed viotuallersxcept with bona fide travellers—cannot be permitted. There may be those who consider that the game is worth the candle-that risk is remunerated by reward-by way of profit; but in the end it will be found that honesty is ithe best policy. The Sunday Closing Act has not yet proved an un- mixed blessing to Wales. Illioit drinking has been largely encouraged, Md there is a section of the community that delights in rendering the Act abortive. But the law of the land must be obeyed. Sergeant GRIFFITH and P.C. EVANS deserved the compliment which the Bangor magistrates passed upon them onwednesday,and the constabulary will deserve the thanks of the community if they redouble their efforts to bring to justice those who wilfully break the law.
ARCHDEACON WYNNE JONES. WE all know the old French expression: The king is dead. Long live the king," and it may be that incur anxiety to fix upon a successor to the Archdeacon, who, happily, is still with us, though he has given his reins up to younger men, that we have not thought very much of the career of one who has worked actively, honestly, and courageously in our midst for 60 years. Wo think it will therefore not be out of place to bring before our readers & few facts connected with a life which has seen so many changes and lived through such dark days in our Church. Mr WYNNE JONES was ordained deacon in 1827 by Bishop MAJENDIE, and. priest the following year. His first curacy was Llechylched and Ceirchiog, what is now Bryngwran. There he worked hard for six years, building a National School on land given by his father for the pur- pose. From thence he went to Holyhead as curate-in. charge, during which time the Church steadily increased. It may be interesting to know that Mr WYNNE JONES was the first clergy- man in Anglesey to discard toe OlacK gown ana preach in a surplice. So interested was he in the sailors and shipping that he went by the name of the "Sailor Parson," and for more than 30 years he was treasurer of the Anglesey National Lifeboat Association. It must be re- membered that hard-working clergy were not, as they are now, the rule, but rather the exception, in those days. The Church had fallen very low down in Wales, and it was upon such men as Mr WYNNE JONES, who may possibly have brought with him some glow of the then new Oxford movement, for he was at the University with NEWMAN, and PUSEY, that the burden and heat of the day fell. Having started E mission room at Peurhos y Feilo, and having as many com. municants in the parish as he found attendants at Church at Holyhead, Mr WYNNE JONES in 1844 accepted the living of Heneglwys near Tre- watchmai, It should teach some of our youner clergy a lesson to know that, for 17 years of his work in the ministry, Mr WYNNE JONES' income did not ex- ceed R150a year 1 At Hen Eglwys he found the Church in great disrepair, and it was his (first effort to amend matters. Before the year 1846 a neat little church was the result. The new rector also improved the condition of Gwalchmai Church, and at his own expense, for many years, kept a schoolmaster to'teach the children of the parish. In 1863 Mr WnlNE JONES accepted the Archdeaconry of Bangor, in which office he has wom the love of most and the respect of all the clerrgy in his.oharge ndt at- taching himself to any special class of Church- men, but ready to help and advise all. It was his sad duty to hold several painful commissions on some of his clergy:; that he did it con- scientiously none Who know him will doubt; but that he did it kindly will be shown by the fact that one of them sent for the AXCHDEACON when he was dying, and that none have treated him with anything but respect. Tne ARCH- DEACON in 1867 wont to Bodedern, and in 1870 tbe church was reatored to what it now is-one of the prettiest iethe,idland. This year, as we know, feeling himself unequal to the work of his office as archdeacon, he has given it up to younger hands, carrying with him, we believe, the love and respect of all who know him, rich and poor, Churchmen and Nonconfotmist, tenant asd parishioner. The ARCHDEACON has contri- buted no books to the literary world, but if we mistake not, a lifeguch as his-upright, kindly, and:above all, humble-ought not to be withouj its value, giving -to the younger, clergy and to us all the example of a courteous Christian gentle- man, who has tried to do his-dsty where God has placed him.
NOTES -OF THE WEEK. It is a matter of common comment that of late years Nonconformists, admiring the beauty of Church architecture, have copied as closely as they might with consistency seme of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture. If proof of this assertion is necessary, we would allude to the new chapel now in eourse of erec- tion at Menai Bridge, the cost erf which has been guaranteed by Mr Robert Davies. When it is completed, there will be little difference between it and St James's Chareb, Upper Bangor. Another example of imitation on the part of Dissenters is tide tendency of ministers to habit themselves very much after the same fashion as clergymee of the Establishment. And there is a third matter in which Noncon- formist ministers show their admiration for the Churoh, which a certain section in Walee would disestablish to morrow if they could. We allude to the anxiety on their part to establish some- thing approaching a fixed liturgy. It is well- known that Dr. Edwards, Principal of the Bala College, whose death it is our painful duty to record this week, admired the Prayer Book. which he read frequently, and seldom left home without it wiaen he was about to preach. It is well to remember that whilst the Church has its enemies, it has also its admirers and friends. The announcement made by Mr Puleston, M.P., that tile PrÎnce of Wdles has notified his intention to preside at the meeting of the National Eisteddfod of Wales to be held on the 12th prase., must be an agreeable one to all Welshmen; and there is no doubt that this step on the part of his Royal Highness will be the means of attracting hundreds to London on that day who would have remained at home. The Eisteddfod this year bids fair to be a big success. A grave charge was preferred against P.C. Lewis Hughes at the Bangor Petty Sessions on Tuesday; but fortunately for the credit of the Carnarvonshire constabulary, the allegations were not substantiated, and the accused officer, who had been temporarily suspended, is now actively engaged in the discharge of his duties at Llanfairfechan. From a full report of the a BO, which we give in another colamn,4 it will he seen that the evidence of the complainant was of a not altogether satisfactory character,and that whilst there was a prima facte case of consider- able suspicion, it was dispelled upon an examin- ation of the charge which the Bench seemed justified in dismissing. The city of London, in addition to beinp the wealthiest, is now numerically the largest single constituency of the United Kingdom. Its elec- torate numbers 32,000. Yet among this enor- mous number of voters no hand is lifted to sup- port the Separatist cause, and those Liberals who supported Mr Gladstone at the election of 1885 have now deserted him. Surely if the civilised world is with him there should be some evi- dence of the fact from the constituency which is the very marrow and centre of civilisation. Captain Heathcote, the Conservative mem- ber for North-west Staffordshire, has this week introduced a moat useful bill into the House— the Education Act Amendment. The object of this Bill is to enable children to earn exemp- tion from school fees by regular attendance. The plan proposed is to allow a child who has made three-fourths of the total possible attend- ances in one year, to be exempt from school fees for the next year. The fees paid by the child during the year in which it earns an exemption are to be placed in the lhands of trustees and repaid to the child on passing the fifth standard, or attaining the age of thirteen. The school fees from which children are so exempted are to be paid by the Government. The Bill also pro- vides that children are not to be refused admis- sion to school on account of inability to bring the school fees, unless they are four weeks in arrear, and arrears are made recoverable by summary process. To add to the misery inseparable from the employment of children in work underground, it is in evidence that they were often treated with great cruelty (of which they were power- less to complain) at the hands of the butty" colliers to whom they were bound as appren- tices, being even drawn from the workhouses for that purpose. In fact, their condition differed little, if at all, from that of slavery. The employment of girls and young women, though not so general as that of boys, was very extensive, especially in the coalfields of Lanca- shire, Yorkshire, and the East of Scotland. They worked indiscrimately with men, whom they assisted as hurriers, drawers, and trappers. The dress they wore differed little from that of men, and their hours of labour were the same, and sometimes exceeded 14 hours a day. It is not surprising to read that there were few who were not permanently injured before they were 30 years of age. The moral effects of such employment may well be imagined. In every case the evidence showed that ignorance, drunkenness, and immorality went hand in hand, that the women were often utterly ignorant of domestic duties, and unfitted for family life, and that the condition of the work- ing population was deteriorating at a fearful rate. Such evils as these demanded a prompt remedy. Although one member of Parliament, Mr H. Lambton, Liberal member for North Durham, spoke of the report of the Commis- sioners as exaggerated in some particulars, its general accuracy was not denied, and when, in 1842, Lord Ashley asked leave to introduce a Bill to deal with the most pressing evils, no dis- sentient voice was raised. By this measure the underground employment of females was alto, gether prohibited, and boys were not to be allowed to work under ten years of age. There were also provisions to regulate the apprentice system, and to prevent boys under 15 being placed in charge of any steam engine (this had been a fruitful source of danger). The payment of wages in public-honses was made illegal, and the first step was taken to establish the system of Government inspection from which the work- men have since reaped so much advantage. When the Bill came before the House of Com- mons the chorus of approval was broken by a few discordant voices. Mr R. Scott, Liberal M.P. for Walsall, predicted the speedy ruin of the mining industry, and asked if the children were to be allowed to wander about in idle- ness?" Mr Ainsworth (L.), M.P. for Boston, considered the Bill unworkable, and Mr C. Villiers (L.) then, as now, M.P. for Wolverhamp- ton, asked why apprentices were not to be permitted to work in the usual way as hereto- fore F" The Bill, however, thanks to the concil- iatory action of Lord Ashley, who spent much time in overcoming the objections of the employers, passed practically unaltered through the Committee stage. On June 24th, 1842, Mr Ainsworth and Mr Scott endeavoured to delay its progress, but without avail, and they renewed their opposition on the third reading on July 4th. In demanding further delay they were supported by Mr Villiers, Mr Stansfeld <L.), M.P. for Huddersfield, Mr Denison (C.), and others. The House refused, however, by 64 to 16 votes to embarrass its progress. In a subse- quent division the House confirmed its decision by 48 votes against 6, and on the following day the passage of the Bill through the House of Commons was completed. The House of Lords is often denounced as the enemy of every measure for the benefit of the people. If the charge were true it might have been expected that this Bill would have been received in a hostile spirit. But so far from that being the case, its reception was cordial in the extreme. The bench of bishops was strongly in its favour. Lord Hatherton, a Liberal peer, alone, but unsuccessfully, advocated delay, in order to allow the coalowners to bring forward evidence against it. The second reading was moved by the Ear! of Devon (C.), who in a sympathetic speech brought forward the facts and arguments that Lord Ashley had successfully used in the House of Commons. Among the peers who criticised the Bill adversely were Lord Hather- ton (L.), Lord Radnor (C.), and Lord "London- derry (O), while on the other hand it was warmly supported by the Duke of Wellington (C.), formerly the Tory Premier, the Earl of Galloway (C.), and the Duke of Bucelench (O.). Its principle was affirmed without a division. A few days later Lord Brougham, the Liberal ex- Chancellor, delivered along speech, in which he warned the house that the Bill was dangerous in his tendencies. He did not, however, further oppose its passage, and after several attempts had unsuccessfully been made to introduce alterations, it passed triumphantly through committee, and was finally passed on July 31st, 1842. A deep stain upon the humanity of the country was thus for ever wiped away. No doubt much more rain would be acceptable from an agricultural point of view, but from the visitors' standpoint the weather all along has been charming, and there is every indication of an unusually fine and dry summer. In these circumstances, it is exceedingly fortunate for Uandudno that she has practically an inexhaus- tible water supply from Llyn Dulyn, a mountain lake some miles distant. It was pointed out at the meeting of the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners on Wednesday that [the lake when full contains a vertical storage of 108 inches of water:over an area ofl32 acres. During the long spell of dry weather, the lake has only fallen 21 inches; and owing to its mountain district, it rose 6 inches in one day's rain. There is therefore no fear of a water famine at Llan- dudno. Dr Dal ton was pretty near the mark when he said that the residents and visitors do not appreciate the excellent water supply as much as they ought to. At the same meeting there was considerable discussion of a technical character on financial matters appertaining to the Water and Gas Committee. The gist of the matter is this: a depreciation fund amounting to £1000 ought to exist in reality instead of in imagination, in case any accident happens to the works causing an immediate outlay. This amount has been speutin other ways owing to'the estimates having been exceeded. The Water and Gas Committee very properly think that such a state of things ought not to continue, hence they recommend that k-500 be invested in can- sols at once, and that the money be raised from aext year's rate. Some of the members want a month to consider the question. Most likely they will be of the same mind as the committee a month hence. The Llandudno Bench of magistrates pat in a good day on Monday, the Court opening at twelve and continuing until seven in the even- ing. Several cases of public interest were dis- posed of. Mr Bannister, of the children's special service mission, was perhaps rather heavily fined for causing the lifeboat bell to be rung for amusement; but it is somewhat difficult to real- ise that Mr Bannister, after several years' visits to LIandudno, did not know that it was the lifeboat bell. Several of those who hover about the railway station onjthe arrival of trains for the purpose of touting were summoned. The Llandudno Commissioners have determined to do their utmost to stop what is characterised as the touting nuisance." The lamentable end of the young clergyman from Tunbridge Wells and his intended wife was an occurrence the sadness of which cannot be exaggerated. We wish, however, plainly to point out that it was not at Llandudno they were drowned but on the Conway side and in the estuary of the Conway river. Anybody who has paid a visit to Llandudno knows full well that the Llandudno sands are perfectly safe, and that it would be an impossibility for anybody to be accidently surrounded by the incoming tide in our bay, owing to the short distance the tide recedes and the entire absence of sandbanks. On the Conway side it is quite different. The tide goes out a great distance, leaving sandbanks high and dry for a considerable time. It is therefore obviously dangerous to walk out far unless a vigilant eye is kept upon the incoming tide. Large notice boards are now to be put up in the locality warning the public of the danger. Mr Justice Denman's duties in Carnarvonshire and Anglesey, unlike the duties of Mr Justice Grove last summer, were of a somewhat exact- ing character; but we have no doubt that the change of air and scene did the learned judge good. This is the first occasion upon which Mr Justice Denman, who by-the-bye was at one time Liberal member for liverton, has travelled the North Wales Circuit, but from what we learn his experiences have been most pleasant- His Lordship returns to London with new ideas of Wales and the Welsh. Mr Justice Denman appears to be a man of amiable disposition. There were no scenes such as Mr Justice Grove treated us to last year; but while there were no sceres there were one or two matters upon which the Judge laid down the law. It trans- pired in the case of alleged infanticide that the Under-sheriff was a member of the firm that acted as the prosecuting solicitors to the Treasury. The Judge, upon hearing this, thus addressed the Under-sheriff: Never undertake the prosecut;on of prisoners when you arj Sheriff; never accept it. I don't sup. pose it will make the least difference in this case, but the principle is wrong, and the judges unanimously disapprove of it." Of course, Mr Laurie gave his lordship to understand that he would in future act upon his advice. Another useful hint was given at the same court by the judge. He gave it as his opinion that coroners ought to return depositions to the Assize Court whether an open verdict is returned or not. Our local coroners will, no doubt, make a note of this.
OLLA PODRIDA. I Dr. Rogers had sufficiently recovered on Sunday last to coadaatithe musical portion of the service at the Bangor Cathedral. It is reported that Mr Ainsworth has resigned his position as organist of St James's Church, Upper Bangor. It is satisfactory to note that the Corporation officials have acted upon the hint thrown out in these oolumna, and given the grass in the Recrea- tion Ground at Garth a clear shave." The gar- den does not now look like a wilderness, but an at- traotive spot in which to while away the time. Can nothing be done to make the Cathedral Yard more respectable in appearance. At present it is a positive disgrace to the Cathedral authori- ties, and any visitor to the city might be pardoned for indulging in the belief that there is a desire to obtain a late crop of hay. Comparisons, I know, are odious, but I cmnot help contrasting the Bangor Cathedral Yard with the St. Asaph Cathe- dral Yard. It wouldn't cost much to improve the condition of the Bangor Cathedral Yard. An old woman who gave evidence in the child murder case tried at the Anglesey Assizes on Tues- day, said that although she had been married for 40 years, she had always been addressed bv her maiden name. Till the witness gave this explana- tion, the judge, jury, and bar, wero puzzled to make out how Mary Owen could be the wife of Owen Roberts. A somewhat aranswg incident occurred at the Anglesey Assizes on Monday. In a perjury case Mr C16ment Lloyd prosecuted, and Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., defended the prisoner. Concluding his opening statement the former said that the prisoner's interest would be well looked after, as his defence had been 'entrusted to his learned friend Mr Morgan Lloyd," who, no doubt, would plead with his usaal eloquence. The bar and public appealed much amused, at d the ex-ngmber for tbe boronøh of lleaumaris could not hide a smile. The idea of a son styling his father as his learned friend" was too utterly 11 too too." A pretty little story is told of an encounter out- side the House of Commons the other night between one of Mr Parnell's following, who has been edu- cated at a public school, and a prominent politician, who holds a minor place in the present Adminis- tration. Both hon. gentlemen were leaviug the House, and as they were passing through the door the one jostled the other. They glared angrily at one another, when the Minister said, You are drunk." You're a fool," retorted the Irishman. Now I know that you are drnuk," said the Minis- ter. Bat the Hibernian had his retort to this. "Even if I am," said he, II my condition will pass away in a few hours; yours will remain with you till death," The Minister gave up the contest and went out into the Palace-yard to see members mounting the drags to go to the Whips' dinner, The colloquy was heard by a fair sprinkling of members, to whom it was tine fun, for though the Irishman is by no means popular, the Minister is perhaps, with the vast majority of members, very much in the same position. It is well known that the Empress of Austria possesses the. most magnificent jewellery of any crowned head in Europe, which, however, she scarcely ever wears, and whenever she does, her jewels are invariably made either in the form of a jockey's hat or horse-shoe. There is an amusing story told of one of the little Archduchesscs of Aus- tria, who was taken to a circus. Nothing amazed her, and very little pleased her. On her return home, the Emperor asked how she had enjoyed the performance. Oh I very well," the young lady re- plied, "only mamma does everything the circus woman did a great deal better. Why, I have seen her jump through six hoops." It appears that this is really trae, and that the Empress has on more than one occasion given a strictly private enter- tainment to her intimes, in which she has surprised them with feats rivalling chose of the most skilled cirous riders. Her Majesty started in life with the doable intention, first of proving that she was not only the most beautiful woman in Europe, but the most eccentric; and seoondly, that she was the finest horsewoman the world has ever seen. The Emperor adores the Empress, but sbe soarcely ever allows him to be in her company, and goes her own way rejoicing, leading a solitary and weird life, not unlike that of her oousin, the ex-King of Bavaria, and of her sister, the unfortunate Daohesse d'Alen- con, who was but recently confined in a madhouse. An incident ooourred the other night on the floor of the House that was not audible in the galleries, but whioh gave intense amusement to the members who were sitting near Mr Chamberlain. Mr Goschen was speaking at the time. and Mr Healy was interrupting after his usual fashion. There were general ories of Order, order from the Government benches, and at last Mr Chamberlain remonstrated by calling 11 Order." This infuriated Mr Healy, who hates Mr Chamberlain. "Order yourself," responded the member for Longford, and, in a buret of indignation," Hang yourself." No," replied Mr Chamberlain, dropping his eye. glass and turning half round, I shan't be hanged. The Builder points out that the tomb of Oliver Goldsmith stands in need of preservation and re- pairs. It 8&YS The tomb consists of a simple 4 stone, inscribed on one side with the words Here lies Oliver Goldsmith," and on the other with the dates of his birth and death. The coped slab is quite unprotected, and the inscriptions are fast becoming obliterated—partly by the action of the weather, bat partly also (judging from certain scratches on the stone) by the feet of light-hearted juveniles, who perhaps find the tomb a convenient coign of 'vantage for playing at I'm the King of the Castle.' We wonder that something has not long since been done to protect and keep in decent order the grave of the author of' The Vicar of Wakefield. A London correspondent writesGay as the now dying London season has been, it has lacked one element of attractiveness to certain minds-it has had no sensational trial. After the vacation, hofftver, the law courts will again become the centre of powerful interest, when Mr O'Donnell's action against the Times comes up for hearing. The consequences of this action may be more far- reaching than at first sight appears, and it is conjectured that certain eminent Parnellites may find it convenient to take a trip to America this autumn. Meanwhile it is understood that the Times ohuckles with satisfaction at the prospect of putting Mr Parnell on his oath as to the letter which Sir Charles Russell spoke a few days ago as forged. So far this has been a somewhat busy and exciting week in London. Monday began with a sensation. soene in the House of Commons, in which Dr Tan- ner was smartly pulled over the coals for the explosive and coarse language recently used by him within the precincts of the House. The unmild and gentle Tanner did not appear to defend himself, and narrowly escaped a month's suspension in default. At the suggestion of Mr Gladstone the erupthe member was allowed grace for repentance. Oa Tuesday there was the meeting of the Conserva- tives, at which Lord Salisbury stated the con- cessions that had been made to Liberal Union- ists in the matter of the Irish Land Bill. It was thought that formidable opposition would be offered at this meeting to the pro- posals submitted, but the objections and the ob- jectors),were few, and the Irish Land Bill may now be considered safe. Members begin to see a chauce of getting to the moors, the sea, or the Continent in August.
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. BIRTHS. WILLXAMs-BULKELEY.-On the 21st imt, at 32, Upper Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, London, the Lady Magdalen Williama-Bulkcley, of a son and heir. CREMOBNE.-On the 13th inst, at 24, Chapel-street, Bel. grave-square, London, Lady Cremorne, of a daughter. ELLIS.—On the 17th inst, at Grove Vale, Great Barr, the wife of the Rev. Frank Osborne Ellis, of a daughter. EVAXS-HCGHES.—On the 12tli inst, at 1, Alexandra- terrace, Bedford-road, Rock Ferry, the wife of T. Evans- Hughes, of a son. EDWARDS.—On the 14th inst, at 4, Thackeray-street, Liverpool, the wife of W. A. Edwards, of a son. EUNs-On the 7th inst, at Shop, Tregoirieg, the wife of Evan Evans, of a daughter. JTJNSTONE.—On the 12th inst, at Maindee, Monmouth- shire, the wife of W. J. Gunstone, of a son. JONES.—On the 8th inst, at CImrch-street, Llangollen, the wife of Richard Jones, of a son. JONES.—On the 11th inst, at 45, Pimhill-street, Liver- pool, the wife of John Jones, of a daughter. MABTIN.—On the 4th inst, at Trehenlliw, Tyddewi, the wife of E. J. Martin, of a son. MILLS,-On the l'2th inst, at Elford Down, Bude Haven, Cornwall, the Lady Catherine Mills, of a son. OWES.—On the 18th inst, at 6, SIderley-terraee, Holyhead, the wife of the Rev. W. G. Owen, English Presbyterian minister, of a son. ROBERTS.— On the 11th inst, at Westbonrne-terrace,Llan- gollen, the wife of Thomas Roberts, of a daughter. WILLLuls.-0n the 20th irst, at Llangadwaladi Vicarage, Oswestry, the wife of the Rev. John,Williams (late curate of Ruthin), of a son. MARRIAGES. CIIAYllEIlLAlN-SWlNBURNE.-On the 19th ult, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, Richard Chamberlain, M.P., of Oak Mount., Westbourueroad, Birmingham, to Rahmeh Theodora, daughter ol Sir John Swinbame, Bart.. M.P. EVANS-MADiLEY.-Ofl the 15tli inst, at the Registrars Office, Valley, by the Rev. W. Lloyd, Mr Edward Evans, engineman, to Miss. Eliz ibeth Manley, both of Holyhead. Gimnuis- WILLIAMS.—On the 20th inst, at the Weleh Wesleyan Chapel, Prince's-avenue, Liverpool, by the Rev.O.Lloyd Davies. m111ister, T. W. Gritfith,ltonnwnger, Greenfield House, Llandudno, to Annie K. Williams, Go.denEagle, Llangefni. No cards. JONES—FARR.- On tbe 12th inst, at Sardis, Pontypridd, by the Rev. D. P. Davies, Porth, assisted by the Revs. W. T. Morris and D. L. Evans, the Rev. Thomas Jone., Birdbiub, Donhead, Salisbury, to Annie Farr, Porth. RDSSELL—BBUCP.—On the 12lh inst,at S'.Miry Abbott's, Kensington, Champion B. Russell, of Stubbers, Essex, to the Hon. Isabel Ellen Bruce, daughter of Lord Aber- dare. ROBERTS—ROBERTS.—On the 13th inst, at Salem Chapel, Penmachno, by the Rev, Jo ha Jones, Pandy, Thomas Samuel, son of the late Meshach Roberts, Liverpool, to Ellen Ann, daughter uf the late Robert Roberts, London House, Penmachno. WILLIAMS— JONES.—On the 13th inst, at the ParisUChurcli, Mold, by the Rev. Thomas Jones, M. A, viear, a8i&ted by the Rev. Henry Williziini, B.A Llanrhos, brother of the bridegroom, Thomas, the eldest son of the Rev. Evan Williams, vicar of Xantcwnlle, Cardiganshire, to Mary Elkabeth, daughter of the late Mr William Jones, JJromfield Villa, Mold. DEATHS. EVANS. — On the 12th inst, at LlanyehaiarntDJriel EvanF, Kged 76 years. JONKS.— On the 17th inst, at 35, Ambrose-stree', Hirael, Bangor, David Jones, aged 45 years. JONES. On tbe 14th inst, Catherine Jane, daughter of Mrs Catherine Jones, ?Ve.?ley-str?t, Blaenau Fc.tiniog, aged 12 years, J ONEs.-On the 12th inst, aged 56 years, Joliu Jone=, Brynmelvn, Llanellty.1. MORGAN.On the 13th inst. at Seaacall, Cumberland, ag?i 15 ..??ths, Harriet Ro y ston, yo.?,???t daughter f r: :8, tI;;?rtt YQ:t daughter of PARRY.-On the 16th inst, at 293, High-street, Bangor, Griffith Parry, of the linn of Messrs Humphreys and Parry, booksellc-rs, &c, aged 60 years. THOMAS.—On the 17th mat, at Krondeg-street, Bangor, Elizabeth, wife of the late Richard Thomas, surgeon. Etwal, Derbyshire, i:. 1 of Sari, Pwllheli, aged 58 years, THOMAS.—On the 12th irst. the wife of MrWilliamThoms, Cilfoden-terrace, Brthesh. aged 21 years. WILLIAMS.—Jnthel.'th IIh, it Gwen<; »'g, nnr I).
THOMAS ELLIS AND SOX, MASONS AND CARVERS, MONUMENTS, Tc ub*, Headstoce*, 1. Pni?i?. Fouta. ReredoM9. Credence-T?bie.. WOI kerB in Marb!e, Granite and Stone. BODFAEN (Opposi'e the British Hold), HIGH-STREET, BANGOR.