KAlWAGE OF I PRINCE HENRY OF PLESS AND KISS CORNWALLIS WEST. At Bt. Margaret's Church, Westminster, on Tues. day, was oelebrated, in tbe preaenoe of a crowded and fashionable congregation, the marriage of Prince Hans Heinrtoh of Plese and Miss Cornwallis West. Priuce Heinrioti is the eldest son of his Serene Highness thb Prince t'test. the head of one of the oldest Silesiau families, and tbe bride is the eldest daughter of Colonel Cornwallis West, M.P.. Ijord-lieuteuaut of Denbighshire. As the day of tbe wedding had been fixed by his Royal Highness the PttoM of W&)ee, tnd there was t atroaghke)) hood of eeverhl members of the Royal Family beiLg rooeut at the ceremony, tbe event had exoite(?Mooh interest. In oonscqnenca, long before the hour appointed for the service at St. Margaret's, large crowds had assembled, aud on the opening of the doors both the side aisles were quickly filled, the nave and some seats in the choir being specially reserved for invited visitors. The churob itself w..ø beautifully decorated with plms aud white flowering plants, the char.cel rails being deuk"d with white lilies and ohrysaotbemum*, banked with foliage plants. Half-an-hour before the cere- mony the whole body of the obnrch was filled, with the exception of one or two seats reserved for distinguished friends of the young couple) and the spectacle was one of great bri.liancv. Fending the arrival of the wedding p,.rtv ihe organist, Mr T. G. Baynep, played several volun- taries. Owing to the crowded state of the aisles many of tbe congregation mounted on the s'ats a* the sides, an incident which induced Archdeaoon Farrar to address a few words of admonition. Speaking from the chancel steps he said, t. I do earnestly entreat this large congregation not to enter into conversation, and not to stand upon the seats." The suggestion, however, had but a momentary effect. A few minutes atter two o'clock Prince Henry of Pless arrived with Count Conra,t Hoohberg, his groomsman, and his tall and hand- some figure made him at one conspicuous as he stood in front of the chancel waiting the arrival of the bride. With oommendable punctuality tbe bridal party reached the west door at half-past two, and almost at the sime momsnt the Prince of Wales, attended by General Ellis, as Equerry in Waiting, drove up to the veatry door, and toon his aeat in the front pew, facing the ohanoel, being imme- diately joined by the Duke aad Duchess of Con- naught, attended by Colonel Ejjerton. The Duchess was charmingly attired in dark green, with a reseda mantle of the same bordered with feathers, and with a light blue bonnet, contrasting well with the dress. There were also present the Duke of Teck, M. Waddington, the Turkish Ambassador, the Portuguese Minister, the Prince and PrineeBs of Pless, Countess SJlms, the Marqnis of Headfort, Lady Virginia Bandars, and many other distin. guished members of socitty. Of the family party, Mrs Cornwallis West, was the first to arrive, look- ing oharmingin a pale pink and green shot brooade Sown, with capes edged with Sable, and high pufftd e,. of green velvet. The bridal pai ty was met at the west porch by the Right Rev. the Bishop of 6t. Asaph (A. G. Edwards, D.D.), the Ven. the Archdeaoon of Westminster (Dr. Farrar), the Rev. W. Wilkinson, and by ttie momKoro of b. oboir, aud walked in process:ou to tho chancel raib. the oongregation meanwhile joining in the hymn, The voice that breathed o'er Eden." The bride's wedding-dress was of the purest Empire style, the gown being a fourreau in rich pearl-white eatin edged withaclsud of silk Malines tulle caught with garlands of orange blossoms. This having a low bodioe, had an nn ler-dress of massive silver embroidery in Empire design, giving to the dress a most picturejique appearance. The train, five yards in length, was of beautiful brocade caught to the shoultiers with a large silver oollar, and edged to correspond with the fourreau with tulle and gar- lands of orange blossom in profusion. Giving a quaint and finished appearance to the train was the quilted lining of white eatin-an original idea. Another striking feature of this toilette was the Empire veil of tulle showered with silver apangleB. To finish the picture, the bride wore a crown of diamords, the gift of the bridegroom's father, and necklace, buckles, and aigrette of the same gems. The brocade which formed the train was designed and woven by one of the first houses in Lyons •peoially for the occasion, and was borne by two miniature pages. The boy Master Walter Howard, cousin of the bride, was attired in Empire white satin ooat and breeches with silver buttons and buckles, a waistcoat of silver brocade, and a white cocked hat with plumes. The litMe girl, MIse Gladys Howard, wore a white satin skirt, draped on one eide to display the foot, and caught with a silver girdle. The bridesmaids were Miss West (sister of the bride), Miss Madge Brooke, Lady Mary Sack- ville and Lady Margaret Sackville (oousius of the bride), Lady Margaret Hare, Lady Lettice Gros- venor, the Hon. Catherine Beresford. and Hon. Amalie West. Eaoh of the bridesmaids was dressed in rich white sstin, made in Empire style, the skirts falling straight from the waist with shart train, trimmed with tbreo frills of satin the body full from the neck, with the ribbon tied round a short waist, and finishing in rosette and long ends to the bottom of the skirt, and sleeves having a tiigh short puff on the shoulder, but tight to the wrist, finishing in points over the hand. An Empire cap of white satin, trimmed with seed pearls and silver embroidery, and a plume of white leathers, oompleted the costume. As ornaments each wore an enamelled daisy brooch in a diamond and pearl orown, the gift of the bridegroom. The Bride. The wedding oeremony W88 conducted by the Bishop of St. Asaph, assisted by Archdeaoon Farrar and the Rev. W. Wilkinson. Tbe service was choral. The bride was given away by her father, and after the hymn, "The King of Love my Shepherd is," had been sung, the Bishop pronounced abe Benediction, and the bridal party proceeded to tbe vestry. There they were joined by a number of friends, and the register was signed by the bridegroom and bride, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, and the Duke of Teok, This done, the organ pealed out Mendelssohn's Wedding Marob, and the party moved in procession through the cbanoel and down the centre aisle to the wet porch, the Prinoe of Wales escorting Mrs Cornwallis West, the Duke of Connaught, the Prinoesa of Plese, the Prince 01 Pless, (be Duobees of Connaught, Colonel Cornwallis West, the Countess Sdms, the Duke of Teck, Lady Virginia Sandars, and the MarqoiB ef Head for, Lady Olivia Fitzpatrick. Arrived at the porcb, which was surrounded by a great gathering of the public anxious to see the bride and bride- groom, the party went off to the town house of Miss Fleetwood Wilson in Portman square, where Colooel Cornwallis West held a reception, the oewly-married oouple leaving later in the day for tbe Riviera for the honeymoon. It is their inten- tion to divide their time between England and Silesia, their visits to this country and, of course, to North Wales, where is the seat of Colonel West, being timed for the hunting seuon- this being a favourite pastime with Prinoe Henry. The travelling dress of the Priuoess Henry of Pless Was of Ruasiaa green velvet, tbe skirt edged with Egyptian embroidery in the most delicate tints interwoven-with gold, bordered on either side with a piping ot otter and buttoned up the front with quaint old enamelled battona. On the bodice wao a plastron of the same Egyptian embroidery, fastened with a band terminating in long tabs of velvet edged with otter. This toilette was completed by a long Louis XVI. coat ef the same velvet, having large revers. collar, and sleeves of the embroidery to correspond with the dress, and also edged with otter. The bridegroom ia the eldest son of the Prince of Pless, whe is the head of one of the oldest and ;icliesr families in Silesia. It was first ennobled in 765O when the tit!e of Baron von Fnratenstein was Conferred. This was followed by that of Graf von Bcchberg ill 1€66, while tht rauk of Prince was added in 1850, by the then King of Prnssia, and the atyla of Durohlajoht (Serene Highness) was con- Cleded inl861. Tbe SehloBs of FateteMtein. the family nest, is a magnificent Renaissance structure, which has been enlarged and superl iy re-deoorated by the proont owner. The gardens are famous, and the park is the most beautiful in Silesis, while the vast picturesque forest whioh surrounds it swarms with &me Pf)BMP?"a??<'?:ay)'a)'tw'Ma at the Court of Berlin, and the Emperor William ba< bceB Mreral times a foest at Furstenstein. The bride is tire eldest dllijfbtfr of Colonel William Cornwallis J7«t» HP., tor (1M West division of Psobighshire, J.P., for Hants and Denbighshire, and Mrs Corn- wwllis West, of Ruthin llastle, Denbighshire, and Nfwianils Manor, Lymington, Hants. I The Bridegroom. Among those present at the reoeption in Port- mau-Bquare were the Prinoe of Wales, with General Ellis in waiting; the Duke and Duchess of Con- naught, attended by Colonel and the Hon. Mrs /Vlfred Eaerton; tbe Duke of Teok, Prinoe and Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar, Prinoe and Princess of Pless, and Count Conrad Hoohberg the French Ambassador, the Russian Ambassador and Madame de Bta-il, the Tarkih Ambassador, the Hpauish Ambassador, the Netherlands Minister, the Portuguese Minister, the Greek Miuidter, the Danish Minister and Madame da Bille, the Brazilian Minister, Count Metternioh. M. Ribker-Jenisoh, Commander Hasenolever, Count Quadt Wykradt, and Geheimrath Scbmettau, representing ths German Embassy, of whioh the bridegroom is a secretary M. Kroupensky, Count Kiusky, Count Mensdorff, Count, Szdpziry, M. C. d'Orelli, Mr Henry White, comlDlIonderand Mra Emory, Mr R. MoUor. miok, Count and Conntess de Florian, Prince anl Princess Malcolm Khan, Countess Tomialli and Couutess Virginia Lazztn, Count and Countess Solmg, the Marquis of Headfort and Lady Adelaide Taylour aud Miss Wilson-Patten, Earl and Countess Delawarr, the Barl and Countess of Norbury, Lady Evelyn JeLkina and Lady Charlotte Graham-Toler, the Couutess of Miyo and Lady Florence Boarke, the Countess of Listowel, Viscount and Visoountess Cantelupe, Viscountess Coke, Dorothy Visoountess Cantelupe, Lord and Lady Doronaster, Lady Gar- vagb, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lady Deoies, Lord Saokville, Lady Hothfield, Lady Sophia Maonainara, the Bishop of St. Asaph, Baron de Bunsen, Laiy and Miss Calme-Seymour, Hon. Henry Bourke, lion. Mra Sackville West, Hon. Hallyburton and Mrs Campbell and Miss Campbell, Sir Algernon and Lady Borthwiok and Miss Borth- wick, Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe, Hon. Mr Baok- ville West, General Sir 0. Craufurd Fraser, Sir Theodore and Ltdy Martin, Mr and Lady Virginia Sandars, Mr ard Lady Jane Taylor and Miss Taylor, Mr and Lady Georgian* Peel and Miss Peel, Mr and Hon. Mrs Madooks and Misses Madocks, Colonel and Hon. Mrs Oliphant, Arob- deaoon and Miss Farrar, Mr and Mrs Geo. Drum- mond, Mr and Mrs Moreton Frewein, General Keith Fraser, Mr George Wyndham, Mr William Glllett, Sir Hamilton Ai-16, Mrs Mackay, Mr and Mrs George Forbes and Miss Forbes, Mr Myddelton- Biddalpb, Mrs Pocklington, Mrs Ronalds, and others. The long list of wedding presents, which were laid eut iu the billiard room, and ocoupied all the available spice, includes Their Royal Highnesses the Prinoe and Princess of Wales, pearl r pa necklaje with blue enamel (which was accom- paeied by a cordial autograph letter Irom HisRoyalllighness. Their i o.al Hlg nrss-s the Duke and Duchess of Connaught,) silver and trrtoise shell clock (accompanied by an autograph letter ftom his Royal Highness). IIi; S rene Hiehneai Prince lienry Hans of Pie" sapphire and diamond siiigl-' stone necklace. ùi itnond and turquoise necklac Diamond and paarl tiara. Diamond and sapphire bracelet. Di mond and ruby bar brooch. Diamond and sapphire ditto. Diamond ring. Diamond and ruby ring. Diamond and rubv watch bracelet. Diam nd and pearl peucil bracelet. Six pearl plus. Necklace 01 large single tün diacn nds. Mrs West, pdarl and goldcliain. Brussels lice flowers. Col uiel a,a Mrs W. st, turquoise and diamond titra. The Djwag- r Duchess of liedf rd, two silver-gilt candlesticks. The Cu.-tess of Boctive, three s:iva toppad cut-glass a, hAtl s and powder box. L ri Saikvillt, puridoe and diamond brooch. lady Gana^h, chanel silver box. Lady Oil ia Fitzpatrick, two silver photo fra res. Mr Archibald and Lady Oeorgina Peel, lamp and red-leather bkttiog book. Lady Sophia Macnamara, embroidered sitin bbtting book. The Countess of Listowoi, turquoise and diamond pia. Earl Delawarr, silver sugar basin and opoon. Laiy Cl rke, set of silver tea kDivfS Lord Laoiington, two silver repousse va;es. Lajy Adeline Str.ckUnd, silver dish. Count Strickland, dlver paper-\ni(e. aiy !II ,r¡ Sackville, Prenrh miroor wreathed with ,ioets. CÙUDtSj De La Warr, clock. LtHb Culme Seymour, enibrold red aatin cover. Dcrothy Viicou'ites s Cantelupe, eibar clock. The B»roness Henry de Worms, gold cupping hil'ing wreath of diamond fiow ts. Th, Countess of Derbr, diamond and rod enamel bracelet. The MJqnil of Headfort, diamond and turquoise ehamrock br.cel t. Lady Martin, Shakespeare's femala characters by Helen 'au it. L.F,'dI..itd I.a 1J Wantae..il." gilt ba.igl,,?. Lady Isabel Clayton, open worked silver basket. L.dy Li-C1rd, diamoad and topal bracdet. aJSJ diannnd and ..?!hy.t bracel,t. The if on. Laiy Filmer, table lamp with pink globo. Lrd and Lidy MUOUHSUT, BRIGS pht. made by the Keswick S bool of Art, Cumberland. Sir Arthur and Led) Hayter, antique drinking cup. Lady L)eci?, ?ilv,er pio-cushioa. L?,p?. P,Ue8Jli;iïtr b.,k,t. Lady "?ltna Clement*, silver match box. Lady Borthwick, painted lace far,. Lord and Lady Harlech, silver sc*nt bottle. Mr and Mrs Adeaue, Tennyson's poems, bound in blue and gilt. Miss Ama'ia Goodard, water colour sketch. Mrj Yn Wtirt, set of bilvtr coffee spoon*. Mr an Ilhe HOII. Mis ionel £ ackvUle Wtst, diamond studded hat pin. The Hi n. Amalia Sackville West, ailvershoe pincushion. Mrs Beresford, DresJen figure scent bottle. Miss Pamela Wyndham, antique silver spoon. Miss Fleetwood Witaon, a wat"h brooch set in brillianU. Mr and Mr. J. P. Heg-Itine, silver coffee pot. Mr and M,. P. H. Chambres, pt, of jewelled condlestlcb Major and Mis Charles Ber-uforJ, silver photograph frame. Mr Fred Bertsford, old silver double cup. Miss Gabriel R b rts, silver fla%k scent bottle. Mr liusey Bhedden, ailtz b-ttle. Mis John Lane Shrub, old silver wind mill pepper-pot. Mrs Peacock, cheque. Miss hercSA West, cralad pearl brooch and earrings. M 8 John Brooke, p-arl and clinne heart and chain. Mr and Mrs Sejmour Hughe#, of Kinmel, silver magnifying glass. M r alld Mrs Robert Fitzpatrick, silver box. )1.. Singlcton, brocado photograph frame. MrCailo Hoffmann, manicure box. Colvntl H. Douglas Itooke, gold tipped rising cane. Mis Salusbury Tuelwali. cjrvel ivory Chinese jir. The tenants on the Kewland Manor Estate, and well-wishers at Milfoid-^n-Sca, Hant., three ellv," gilt flower and fruit dess rt baskets. Major and His Blunt, Viennese China vast. Mr n(1 Mrs Muir, old Dresden vase. M? 0uniting Butt >n, g:oup of old Dr"hn fig. is?llr,liug two ?i r? pUtes which bdoDged to the Empress j?p Inc. Mr and Mn Barcley, Brussels lace painted fan. Captain and Mrs Rote, antique s lver Windsor cow. Mrs Ipatber bag. Mr and Mrs David Fuliertou, two George I. silver dessert spoons. The Miss a Fullcrton, brocade photograph screen. Mr Heory Jt-nninsand Colonel Jendn" two GJedrgel. silver dessert spoons. Mrs Rooke, silver button hook. Mrs Mackay, diamond daisy pendatt brooch. Mrs Druiumond, book of poems. Mrs Roberts, Hotel, Cerweo, antique China puzzle jug. Mr Stone, taker pencil C'S.. Captain Frank Ocle, old silver tray. Mrs Pocklioiton, silver tray The Hon. Mrs Mtddocks. bra s inkstani. CJlouel and Mrs Baiton, Indlau table covr. Mr* Albert Nueut. ell Cbint iukstaad. Mrs Trevor Yapp, pearl and diamond brooch and set of pearl pins. Miss 11a Von Kleist, blue enamel and diamond bracelet. Mr Theodore Rottw, hand-painted fan. Mr Willura Endicott, ruby and diamond brooch. Mr Montague Guest, gold safety- pios Mr and Mrs Henry Daniell, cut glass scent bottle.. The Rev. Dr. White, Goldeu Treasury Book of Poems by Patyrove. Mrs Watson, embroiderad fcrap b^ok. Captain Warren Peacock, hunting crop. Mrs Warren Pcacock, umbrella Mr R and t, Hon. Mro Blezard, white feather fin. Miss Lena Ellis, s lver calendar frame. Mr an 4 M rs Beresford, two silver sauce boats. Mr. SUughton, old silver sugar basin. The Hon. ClauJ Viviin, antique silver cream jagand znoetart pot. Mr Skeffinift>n Smytlie, "Id go'd vioaigore\t.e. Mrs Arthur Kenn»rd, photo fumes. Mrs Milep, silver looKiug glass. Mr Blesard, embossed silver looking-glass. Lieute> ant-U>lonel Fitzroy Clayton, two s lver candleatlcke. Miss Goodrich, Chippendale frame for miniature. Mrs Goodrich, old C.dna olock MrRussoll, set of china. Mrs Burton, Filv?r tr. :s1t: Biddulp l,bulli?g watch. Mr r. H. Crozier, coral and pearl brooch. Mrs Stratford Dudga'o, paper "nlfe carvedaad painted. Mrs Adair, old Chelsea enamel inkstand. Mr Blake, ridiug whip The Misses Beresfird, bee and painted bn. Mr E. O. V. Lloyd (High-sheriff of Merionethshire), old chino coffee let. Mrs Lleyd (Berth), ivory ajud silver papar knife. Mrs j A. C. Rickman, box and trained picture of Ruthio Castle- Mr A. George Lysfcer, leather and siver bound blotting book. Mr G. F. Lyster, silver looking glass. Hon. k. Percy \I yndhara, silver Normandy clock. Miss Tcit bOIUe, Miss Nora Tayleur, photo frame. Mrs Naylor Leyl..?i, diamond butt,?fly. N- =10 Roberts, diamond d,.g.. C,A W Coionel Ralph Vivian, writing case. The B. r and M ??'C I let 1, ll pair 1 ,il ?dl??,tickg. Captain and U,?? Elli,, yellow I.,pr. b,,h"t,.d The mftgutrates of Denbighshire, a set 01 richly chased aiiir b.t. "f di, ,,d 'lb, t,do Th..o-eh.ld 8 r,,a.. t R"iTC. Lia?rmon and New- lands Manor, and tlw.e of His Serene Bi hum Prince Henry H_. ,be..Uftl t,?rt?i? h.11 tuig1,t W.r, comb and c jrliug tongs and lamp profusely ornamented with gold,with coronet in red enamel and pearls, and the name 0 Daisy in diamonds. The ladies of DenbigbAbli-?, diamond and turquoise hto-k t,1:eb::h;r:;=otaiib: As A f bracelet. KiN tight, Bible. I M, Oecwe WESt, il,,r-tcppol M?F.8t4bbcrt,gHt?o? Ql,i, I FRbr\ ol'ra ;.)' by Watts. Dr. and Mra Collin., peMfl broocb. MrJo?nE-ans.C?.r-? Mr.iM. Mr K Willhmo, Oø"ff, .,t silver gilt frili baskets. Captain FOKter, oM øDn" box. Mrs MJntenore, oH hiin(?d Pinel ruby brooch. ii? Hon. Walter Vi.ian, t.,ti ..hdl silver gilt brushes and oval tray, .Ittl,7gyt??., Ki?.?l, .;¡.e..ilt I,th,. brush. Mr Lloy-.i, ?ortliya ghool, silver to.iSV fork. I Mr John tViili*ma, *'°?' ?'?' RaaboD, silver paper knife. Very hand?me set of silver, & from the Llanumcn WD" tr > Tenants, tradesmen and well-wishers of Ruthio, six maosire silver gilt candleflLÎckst suitably enRrav8(1 also an illtiminv, td adc!ref»s with artistic border, painted by Mr F. Walmsley, to be presented shortly. i M I" Robert ion, 27, Clwyd-street, Ruthio, three dees rt knives. M r Morant, silver scent bottles in satis
BANGOR CITY COUNCIL. An ordinary meeting of the Bangor City Coanoil wad beld on Wednesday under the presidenoy of tbe Mayor (Major Savage), and tbere were present Alderuuu Edward Joues, Thomas Charles Lewis, Riohard Uray; Councillors J. E. Roberts, T. G. Williams, John Williams, Riohard Davies, Robert Hughes, Richard Williams, and Robert Owen, the Tuwp Olerk (Mr R H. Fritchard), the Borongh Surveyor (Mr John Gill), the Accountant (Mr E. Smith Owen), the manager of the 0111 Works (Mr John Siuitb). TENDRilS FOB LBQQTNQ8, Ihree tenders having oomo to hand, it wan unanimously resolved that the tender of Mra Lovatt t)6npptyl6pMMofworkmen'd leggings at 33 9d per pair be accepted. ADVERTISING THE TOWN. it. was unanimously resolved that the aooonatant be diraoted to write to Mr Wood to ascertain whether the views had all been delivered to the authorities at Euston and tbeir condition also wheiher they were being exhibited at the various railway stations. WATBB AND GAS COMMITTEE. Councillor J, K. Roberts was appointed ohairman of tbe above oommittee. THE OONSOMPHON OP OAS. Mr J. XL*. KOBEBTS said he was sura they would all be pleased to learn that the consumption of gas was on the increase. The oonsamption, notwitb- standing the difficulties and losses experienced dur- ing the progress of the extension work, was for the half-year ending 25th September (embraoing the two lightest quarters) 625,600 cubio feet more tnau the corresponding period of last year. It was most enuouragiug to find that the inhabitants of the town appreciated the great reduction that had been made in the price of gas. He expressed a hope that the inorease would not only continue bat be considerably augmented. THE GAS SUPPLY TO THE BAPTIST CHAPEL. A complaint was rooeived from Mr Beck, as secretary of the Baptist Cbapel, complaining of the in saffioiency of the supply of gas to the chapel.After consideration, Mr Smith was direoted to investi- gate tbe matter, and as far as possible remedy the complaint. FINANCE COMMITTEE. It was announced that at the meeting of the FicMce Committee, on the 30th Nov,, ':l,- Alder- Mau Charles Pierce had been appointed ohairman for the ensuing year. THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE SANITARY AND BUILDING COMMITTEE. It appeared from the minttea of the above oor?- mittee that at the meeting held on the 23rd November, Alderman Edward Jones had been appointed chairman for the onrrent year. BUILDING PLANe. The SURVEYOR reported that in erecting a villa residence in Upper Bangor for the Rev. H. C. W. Phillips, the builder had deviated from the drawings sanctioned by the Building Committee, and by so doing had slightly infrmged the bye-laws. The architect submitted an amended block plan, and explained the reason of the alteration after duly considering the same it was resolved that the Council sanotion thn alteration, but cautioned the architect against making any deviations from approved drawings in fotare without their previous sanction.—Drawings of a bnlchr's shop, proposed to be ereoced by Mr Griffith Williams, at Garth, were submitted and sanctioned.—Drawings of a stable, proposed to be ereoted at Brynllwyd by Mr H. Joues were submitted.—The Surveyor pointed out that the purlins of roof were not snfflciently stronv, and that he had a drain inside his stable. The drawings were sanctioned subject to purlins being 6 + 7, and that no gulley inside the stable be direotly oonnected to the sewer. SLAUOHTER-HOUSK. Application was made for permission to ereot a slaughter house at the MEt end ot the yard now in the ooenpation of Mr Evan Williams.-The Sur- veyor stated that the drawings were in compliance with the Building and Slaughter-honse Bye-laws, and reminded the Council that under section 29 of the Pablio Health Act Amendm nt Aac, 1890. licences could now be granted for tbe occupation of a place as a slauiibter-honre for suoh timll or times only, not being leas than 12 months, as the urban authority may think fit to specify in snch licenoes. It was resolved that the sanctioa be given for the erection of the buihling THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES. On the motion of Mr J. E. RoBMTs, seconded by Mr H. GBAT, it ws uunimou8Jy a?Med that Mf John Price should ba a^knd to represent the Couucil on the Council of the University College of North Wales. Mr RICHARD ÐAVIRS proposed, and Mr R. HUGHES seoonded, that Dr. Langford Jones (Deputy Mayor) should be requested to represent the City Counoil on the Conrt of Governors of the UUlversity College of North W.leB. THE JOIST SANITARY AUTHORITY. I Mr J. E. KOBSHTS moved, Mr R. GRAY seconded, and it was unanimo sly agreed, than Dr Rowland Joues should be appointed on tbe Joint Sanitary Authority in the room of Dr. E. O. Prioe, who is no loneer a member of the Cirv Counoil. BELUMARII PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. Mr Robert Hughes w is, on the m >uon of Mr R. GBY, scouded by .Mr R. UAVIIB, unanimously eleoted a number of the Beaumaris Port Saui. tary Committee in the room of Dr. K O. Price. THE INFECTIOUS HOSPITAL. It was proposed, seconded, and unanimously resolved that the town clerk be asaed to prepare a contraot for the sale and purchase of the land for ths proposed hospital, as per the terms set forth in Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville West's letter of the 8th of August last, and to have the contract executed with the lea't possible delay, the contract to oontain a proviso tint it is to be subject to the consent of the Local Government Board. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr ROBERT HUOHES, to apply t) the Local Government Board for permission to borrow the sum of £1300 for tbe erection of and fitting up of the infeotious hospital, including tbe neoessary furniture. The following appeared in the minutes of the Hospital Committee :-The Council having asked the Committee- Wbether they hid ascertainad whethpr the dootors of the town will reoommend their patients to go there (the hospital), and whether if so they will attend them there: whether they have considered what charge should he made upon patients using its accommodation "—After duly considering the several questions submitted by the Council, it was propoied by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Richard Davies, and unani- mously resolved that the Committee is of opinion that i8 not incumbent upon them to ascertain whether the doctors will recommend their patients to use the hospital, nor to ascertain whether they will atteud them there but they have reason to believe that no difficulty wifi atiae from the want of co operation by the medioal men of the town. The Committee is preparing to frame rules and bye-laws for the regulation of the hOèpitalllcd fees to be charged on patients using the aosommodation. These will be submitted for the approval of the Council at the earliest opportunity. The Surveyor was directed to obtain a copy of rules and scale of fees charged in similar institutions. I THE HIGHWAY, LIGHTING, AND TOWN IMPROVEMENT I COMMITTEE, We extraot the following from the miuntes of the above cowlDiHe: It was unanimously resolved on the motion of Councillor Robt. Hobe, seoonded by Councillor Hugh Hughes, that Coun- oillor Richard Davies be and is hereby appointed chairman of ths committee for the current year. Cabstand.—The Surveyor reported that her Majesty's Board of Works had agreed to allow the Counoil to take a narrow strip of land in front of the Probate Court, providing that the consent of the Reversioner was obtained. v Recreation Giound.—The Surveyor reported that Colonel the Honble. W. E. Sackville West bad promised to give the committee permission to con- struct an entrance to the mountain from PHsllwyd- terrace at the nominal rent of one shilling per annum; the position and construction of tbe entrance to be subject to further negotiations.—It was proposed and unanimously resolved that the beet thanks of the Council be given to Colonel West for the manner in which he had aoceded to the committee's request. New .fioati.Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville West wrote etating that he had seen bis ten*nt i respecting the continuation of the road from Glai n.t rafon towards Hyffin-square and was prepared to give facilities for the construction of the same. Terms aDd conditions on which permiatfoa to carry ont this work wiil be granted must be the sabjeot for future arrangements. The Surveyor also statid that he had seen the owner of the adjoining estate who bad promiaed to favourably consider the echeme.-Tha Surveyor was directed to prepare a plin showinc, the proposed new road. BAD BEHAVIOUR IN KYFPIN.3QUAB8. Colonel RUCK, C'hief-oonstable of Carnarvonshire, wrote acknowledging a communication from tbe City Counoil in which complaint was made as to disorderly oondnot of certain of the inhabitants of Kyffin-square. He ssid a oonstable paraded High- street between six and twelve so as to be ready to prooeed to Kyffin-square when a disturbance occurred, bat he had inetraoted Inspector Roberts for a poliosmaii to visit the place more frequently. The MAYOR: I think that is very satisfactory. On the motion of Mr GRAY, it was resolved to write to the Chief-oonstable and thmok him for his attention to the wishes of the Counoil. T LKTTBR FROM THE LOBD miyou OF LONDON. Alderman Evans, Lord Mayor of London, wrote asking the Counoil to assist him in inoreasinll the resources of the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund, which was quite inadequate to meet the demands made upon it. On the motion of Mr R. HuoEiss, seconded by Mr JOHN WILLUMS, the letter was referred to the Finance Committee. LAND AT GARTH. The Improvement Committee having inspected the land, it was proposed, seconded, and anani- mously resolved, that the Surveyor be directed to prepare drawings and estimates for straightening tbe ooping on the present sea-wall, fixing an iron palisade about three feet six inohes high along the same from end to end, to take down the present fence wall next Garth-road, to oonneot the new pieces of land with the Garth Garden, and cost of Drovidin" seats and shelters. Ie BYE-LAWS COMMITTEE. Mr T. G. WILLIAMS aektia the Mayor to acooru him the privilege of giving notice of motion to the effect that a public weighilr machine should be obtained. This would ensure justice to the public and justice to themselves. Tbey would then know whether they were getting their ooal under or above weight. Mr GRAY rose to a point of order. Mr J. E. ROBERTS proposed that the following gentlemen should constitute the Bye-laws Commit- tee The Mayor, Aldermen Pierce and Gray, Councillors Langford Jones, Robert Hughes, T. G. Williams, and R. Davies. Mr T. C. LEWIS seconded the motion, which was carried. The MAYOR Now, Mr Williams, you are on that committee, perhaps you will bring the matter forward. Mr T. G. WILLIAMS Thank you, Mr Mayor. THE RIVER ADDA. A letter was received asking that aiceniion should be paid to the blocking up of the river Adda. Mr ROBERT OWEN expressed a hopa that this matter would be promptly attended to, as it was a serious nuisance. The MAYOR said complaints had reaohed him as to the overflow of water at Glanadda, but consider- ing the exceedingly bad weather they had it was not surprising. The SURVEYOR promised to give prompt attention to the matter.
ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL, BANGOR. The annual Christmas tree and sale of work was held on Tuesday, the 8th inst. The eale of work was opened by Mr Robert Beak, who was intro- duced by the Rev. W. R. Saunders in a abort address, in which he warmly commended the splendid liberality and prodigious energy of his people in connection with the movement this year. He referred to the large nnmber of tickets sold, and said that never before had snoh an abundance of excellent things, as well as generous contribu- tions in money, been received. Mr BECK in his opening speech faid :-1 should have preferred to have been in the position of a listener instead of the speaker at the opening of this, our 14th annual Christmas tree and sale of work. But the duty fell to my lot and I could not refuse the call of duty, When duty calls obey, obey, Thert'j daoger in the least delay. Yon will not, I am sure, expect a long speech from me. bnt there are a few things I must mention. This Christmas tree and sale of work is for the purpose of extinguishing the debt on the English ,)tist Chapel, which now stands at about £ 130. The c'?apsi was opened for public worship a little over 16 years BO. Mr W. 0. Roberts generously gave tbe land cn which the chapal is built, and with the help of other friends the chapel was built. Only for that fact, I do not know whether there would have been an English Biptist cbapel in Bangor to-day. Our prfssnt minister, the Rev. W. R. Saunder", has been with us for the last 14 years. When the ohapel was opened 16 years ago our debt was nearly £ 500, and for a little over JE300 we have had to pay interest at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum. The remainder we borrowed from the Baptist Building Fund for Wales, which we repaid at i he rate of £10 a year without interest. Oar anuual charge for the debt aft3r the opening of the dispel was nearly jE27, to-day it is about L7. All that has not been accomplished without a good deal of aMr-denying efforts on the part of our people. Much labour, zeal and industry has Irea displayed by our ladies' committee from year to year in mak- ing and getting together such large collections of very useful and beautiful artiole3 for the tree and the stalls. For the last 14 years they have made an f £ hrt like this, and I am happy to think that we are approaching the comp'etion of our task. We sometimes hear remarks made about bazaars that we shoiild not have them in oonneotion with God's Kingdom, but I think differently. How many churches and chapels would to-day be hampered in doing the amount of good they are doing only they have got rid of their cbapel debt ? And I think it is a good thing for the Church to find some useful and profitable work for their young people for to employ them during their 1-igare hours. The Tabernacle in the Wilderness was made by the free-will offerings of the children of Israel. Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord who- soever is of a willing heart let him bring it an offer- ing onto the Lord." And th,y came every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord's offering to the work of the Tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service and for the holy garments, and they cama both men and women as many as were wiliing-hearfced. everyone broupht an offering unto the Lord." Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might." Oiir lady friends, who have been busy doing all they oan to make this tree and sale of work, are very anxious that it will be a grand success, and to all appear- ance, their hopes will be realised. I do not think I need say more tban point you to the stalls and to the tree in support of the statement that our friends have been very earnest in their efforts to make this Christmas tree and sale of work a great succesp, and they deserve the greatest praise. It now only remains for the purchasers to do their duty. I believe in practical sympa'hy, and I would that there w- more of it and less talk about it. Yon will, I am sure, fimi the prioes very reasonable, and there are many things that will be offerel con- siderably Ie," than their original value. It is now my duty to declare this sale of work open. The following ladies bad charge of the fanov etall:—Mrs Saunders, Mrs Wickens, Mrs Captain Lewis, Frond irion-terrsee Miss M. Roberts, Praswylfa Miss Janet Baird, Penrallt Villas Miss Wellp, Gordon terrace and Miss Jenny Kaibbs, Penrhyn Buildings; assisted bv Miss Maggie Hughes, Glasfryn Honse; Miss M. E. Rees, and Miss Grace Ann Thomas. The refreshment stall was nnder the managemeut ff Miss Baird ami Miss M. E. Beak, Penrallt Villas Mis HngheB, Glasfryn House Mrs Hugh Williams, Holyhead-road Mrs Morgan, Albion Hotel Mrs Jones, Fair View-road; Miss Roberts, The Crescent; Miss Roberts, Preswylfa and Miss A. M. Roberts, Penrallt-road assisted by lIfioe Evans, Shakespeare Buildings; Miss Rees, Frondirion- terrace Miss Owen, Cutle Hill Mrs Criddle, Crescent Mi-s M. Roberts, Penrallt-road Miss M, J. Williams, Regent-street Misi Evans, Chapel. street and Miss Williams. flolyhead-roild. The stalls were erected by Mr Richard Davies, architect, Bodlondeb House, Upper Banjor, assisted by Mr Hugh Williams and Mr Arthur Lloyd WiI. liams, HoJyh-a;J-ro&d; Mr John Davies, Bodlondeb House, and Mr Richard Evans, Shakespeare Build- ings. At 7 p.m. the prizes were distributed to the ticket holders by Mr R. Beck, Mr Jt hn Wiokens, and Mr JessR H. Roberts, assisted by Mr Jonathan Jones, Mr James Baird, Mr Richard Davies, Mr James Beck, Denbigh Mr Fred Malthouee, Mr Arthur Lloyd Williams. Mr Page, University College and Messrs lIuut, Joues, and Russell, Normal (jollfge. Mr W. O. Roberts, gardener and seedsman, with his usual ganerosity, ooatribnted a splendid collec. tion of chrysanthemums and other flowers, which added greatly to the beauty of the stalls and plat- form. The whole affair was a decided success.
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THE RESIGNATION OF DB. BOLAND I ROGERS. At a speoial meeting of the Dean and Chepter of Bangor, held on Tuesday afternoon, at which there was a fall attendance. the resignation of Dr, Rogers was considered. Dr. Rogers was present in response to the invitation of the Chapter for the purpose of explaining the reasons which prompted his resignation. We are not at liMrty to disclose the proceedings, but we are informed upon excellent authority that the explanation that Dr. Rogers gave was considered so satisfactory, and that bis dememeanor was so eiurteous that tbeChapter finally revived upon a motion wbiob was in every way friendly to Dr. Rogers. At present it remains with Dr. Rogers whether he will withdraw his resigna- tion.
THE CHAPTER V. ROGERS. We received the following letter on Tuesday morning. As it concerns a matter of considerable interest at the present lime we publish it, notwith- standing that it was adlressed "private and con- fidential." The communication was a9 follows:- Committee Room No. 15, Oathedral Buildings, Bangor. Monday Night. gIBi if you should like to have a little bit on the great event" of the week, I am in a. pos.tion to give you a real good thing in the way of a cer- tainty. In the Chapter v. Rigera caie go the whole hog against the Sell. Back Rogirs the very bottom dollar. Let you should think that I am too confident I may tell you that I have been round the paddoelis-so to speak-and know the capacity of the horses. To speak plainly, I may say that while leisurely strolling through the Cathedral Close this evening, I oame across the Rev. Eleazar Healy. Being or rather a curioas turn of mind, I, as adroitly as possible, directed the coarse of con- versation to the all-abaorbing topio of the day, viz the resignation of Dr Roland Rogers, the chief trumpeter of Bangor Cathedral. For the benefit or the ignoraotlreader, I ought here to observe that the Rev. Eleazar Healy is a man of some importance in thejecclasiastical line.Besides being a loud-sounding canon, he is the reoognisad head of the Low Ditch- water Party in the Diocese. You may, therefore, well imagine my anxiety to ascertain the views of this magnate on the topic of the day; so I immediately put him the question; What are your views, Mr Eleazar Healy, on the resignation of your Chief Trumpeter?" Well," said be, my views on this, as on every question of vital importance, are pretty well-known. I am first a Home Ruler, My main end in life ia to go at all tinies 11 agin the Government -yes. agin the Government." That's clearly my vocation. Besides, Salisbury Lewis, as you know, is not a chum o' mine. He is a member of the E.C.U. Club, while I belong to the Church Association. I felt rather aggrieved that he should have weloomed the U. Club to the Cathedral the other day, while he deliberately slammed the door in the face of the Ass Club. Now Salisbury Lewis will find out that the Church Ass can kick though he cannot reaTOn." Here the Rev. Eleazar Healy gave a wink aud a nod worthy of Burleigh himself. "But that's a minor consideration," he continued, the leading prinoiple in my life is Home Rule, and though L am a mes- senger of peace, yet if my principles engender strife aud disunion, how can I help it '1 True they have been the means of introducing strife anions my own constituents, some of whom wander on a Sunday into the bye-paths of Dissenting BFithels, whilst others tie up their parse strings and flatly refuse to pay me tithes. It is a wonderful principle for setting people at sixes and sevens, but I am getting used to it and rather like it. I must go" agin the Government" oil this 90S on other questions, Besides, Dr. Roland Rogers and myself have many points iu common. He is himself more or less of a Home Ruler, and supports the cause with his money. He also does not dislain to go agin the Government." I don't think he has much lova for the Church which he serves. I fancy I have mnoh more. But then, you see, I am better paid. This, by the way, is no reflection cpon the Dean's income. I do not, however, much care for unlav. ourable comparisons, whioh my friend Dr. Roland drew the other day between Church and Dissenting sormotis. He might have left that unsaid. The barber's shop is not exaotly the plaoe to show up sacred discourses. Besides its a reflec- tion on my powers of my spaeob. But perhaps he could not hear my most eloquent sermons, for I find that nothii g comes up to the subdued whisper for effeotive eloquence and burning earnestness. That'd my style. However, I like him for his principles notwithstanding all that. He has plenty of bounce about him and can kick well, and would make a valuable acquisition to the Church Ass. I shall sup- port the Chief Trumpeter, and go agin the Govern- ment. Home Rule for ever." The conversation had no sooner ended than here comes up the Venerable Sir Harcourt Pryca, once a member of the Government holding the office of I G:eVirtd GJ:e;oo:I gated to the cool shades of opposition, The Venerable Sir Harcourt Pryoe is one of those unique chatacters which do not easily lend themselves to analytical treatment. He ia a man of many parts, and, believes in what Shakespeare says: That all the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players," and that Each man iu his time plays many part?." I will not. however, detain you with a minute description of this somewhat complex charaoter which I trust will unfold itself as the interview proceeds, so that it will need no further touches from me. Well, Sir Haroaurt Pryce," said I, What opin- ion, or shade of opinion, do you happen to hold on the esiguation of your Chief Trumpeter ?" Well," said lie, you must regard what takes place between us in this interview as strictly private and confidential. In the first place you must remember that I am a strong advocate of finesse, but the wind and the weather have been very changeable, and I have, therefore, experienced some difficalty in hoisting the right sail to catch the fickle breezi. My delight is to swim with the fljw- ing tide and sail the wind. By somJ freak of .-E ¡luR, I have of late been driven with a rudderless iiulk on the craggy coast of Parnellite Juice Island. A barren island that, sir. The king has no favours to confer, consequently the country ha. no oharms for me-in fliot, I am longing to leive it; but there's my newly acquired friend, Eleazar Healy, he's king or the island, and it would, to say the least, be rather ungracious on my part to desert him in the hour of need and time of danger. Hnce the embarrassment of my present duty towards the all-absorbing question of tiled 'y, viz., the resignation of the Chief Trum- peter. I ara supposed to be in active sympathy with the E. C. U., and would personally like to befriend one of its members in the day of trouble; but there's my new friend, Eleazar Healy, leal- ing me by the nose just 1103 you have sometimes see. a pilot towing an ateamless hulk into port, I am afraid I must in this instance follow the lead of my pilot tug. But this vote, I would impress upon you, is not to be taken as a rule or precedent for any future action on my part. Should the same question crop up again, you may nna me stalking leisurely into the same lobby a,, Salisbury Lewis. To-morrow, however, I shall vote against the Government and for Rome Rule and disorder." But, perhaps,Sir Harcourt Pryoe,you contidered the services of Dr. Roland Rogers as Chief Trum- peter inflispensible? I queried. "His refined playing, his well-trained choir, are the great draw to the Cathedral, beoauae I am told that many leave when the mnsical portion is over." Well," said he after deliberation, perhaps there's sjme truth in that for I observe that many paoplo walk out wh?n I ivalk up the pulpit steps bat speaking for myself I really feel more at home when preaching to empty benches. It seems more like what one has been used to all his life, and in saying this I believa I echo the smtiment of Eleazir Healy, so that neither of us would vote fjr him on the score of him teing a "greatdraw." After bidding the venerable gentleman a good- night, I walked on in a meditative mood until I tumbled across the Rev. Old Morality Thomas und the Ven. Nondescript Williams io deep and eiraest confab. I am in great luck," said I to myself I shall now book these chaps with one bait. I had no time to put my question, for no sooner had I come within speaking distance of them than" Old Morality began ioterrogating ma with breathless eag arness. ea Oh Solomon Hoax," said he, "I aID more than delighted to meet you. What is your opinion on the all-absorbing question of the day- the resignation of the Chief Trumpeter ? Well, really, gentlemen, I was anxious to learn your Tiews on the matter," said I. My dear Mr Hoax," interposed Nondescript Williams, "we have no views on tha niat<er at all hence our anxiety to ascertain youri. What H your opinion and advIce P" ?'' Yes, ? ?Jn? your opioion," chime,l iu Old Morality, and perhaps yon could give us Somb clae as to the views of my Lord Bishop, Lord and Colonel West, as representing the upper ten on this burning question. Then we should not forget that great social factor, the middle-class I wish, Mr Hoax, yon conld sound two or three of the lead- inff BlIongor tradesmen on the snbjeot. Then there are the inhabitants of the bye-lanes and alleys, all power has been transferred to their hands now. Could yon not approach two or three Kyffio Squaritea for us ? They are as likely to be in the know as anybody." Pooh f pooh I" interrupted Nondescript Williams, you are not going to truckle to the Jrabble? We must brace up ourselves and make a stand. We are men of independent judgment" 11 Yel, that is quite right," replied Old Morality, but my idea i6 to focus public opinion and then make a stand. Don't you see how much stronger we shall then be? Wby our position will be itr pregnable I" I. Yes, there is a good deal in that," replied Non- descript Williams, but as a 'Varsity and au honours man, I should like our decision, whatever it will be, to be flavoured with logio. Our pogition, as you say, after focussing publio opinion,might be improg- nable without being exaotly logical. I am in favour of a little logic in this matter. Now we have three trumpeters, the chief, whose resignation is 8ub judice, and two minors. As a Churchman and logician I do not see how we oan allow the the obif trarnpeter to play fast and 100s9 without granting the same privilege to the two minors. What is sauoe for the goose is sauoe for the gander in this case. And. you know, one of the two minors will soon be entitled to a lonll service pension, while the other is awkwardly ambitioas and possesses a good stentorian voice. Now what if or- some future ocoasion they refuse to keep to the terms of their agreement, and we have granted free lioenca to the Chief Trumpeter to do as be pleaaes? Can we deny the minors the privilege we have extended to the Chief Trumpeter? My dear Old Morality, I tell you our position, from a logical point of view, is, to say the lesst, an embarrassing one." Bat we must. approach in a spirit of compro- mise," retorted 0"-1 Morality. 11 Coald not sorne such resolution be fnmad as would satisfy the amourpropre of Salisbury Liwis witboat wounding the petutnaoe of the Chief Trumpeter ? "Ys." answered Nondescript Williams, "if we conld devise a means of convincing Salisbury Lewis thit his point has been consede l, while at the same time indicating to the Chief Trumpeter that tie coast is c'eu, we should have done something towftrd9 a happy eolation of the difficulty. Besides snch a position would be both popular and logical. Yes, I think I remember an ingenious fallacy in Jevons' that would prove the point up to the bilt. Our position would undoubtedly ba logical." "Andext emelypoputar,"ejaculdted Old Jorality, with warmoh and enthusiasm. But there is another point of view." said Non- descript Williams, "from which we h lve not con- sidered the subject—that of brotherly lova and unlimited forgiveness. All that has to be taken into consideration. For we are a good deal more than logicians and busmeas met)." Yes," chimed in Old Morality, that is a very right and proper view to take. I already feel its weight. Unlimited forgivene-s ?-till seventy times seven; and first offence. What a nice kettle o' fiah we are in I" Suffice it to say, sir, that I slippad away quietly leaving the two gentlemen discussing eagerly and anxiously the religious aspeot of the question. I thought oooe of waiting till they had arrived at a final decision, hnt as the prospects of such a happy consummation seemed to grow more remote as time rolled on, I determined t) harry off. As you see, I am not in a pos-tiou to teil with absolute oertainty which way Old Morality and Nondescript Williama will vote to-morrow, they being uncertain quantities. But I have a shrewd gness that like rroat atoms, will, according to the law of gravitation, b- attracted by other larger bodies, and will go to the plaoe of least resistance. Therefore, back Rogers and Homa Rule.—Yours, in abs'ilnt^ oonfi leno SOLOMON HOAX [Knowing Mr Solomon Hoax, we took bis advice and backed Rogers. Mr Hoax can call for tiiii "commission whenever lie thinks proper.—ED. N.W.C."]
THE ALMIOrlITY DOLLAR. A SERMON I BY: A LJCAI, PBEACHBB OF ONRIOHTEOUSNKS*. And Roland, the Son of Mammon, answred and laid: I cu e not for decanal dictation Kllol" ye not that my income is greater than the Dean's." The historical connection of this striking text is so well-known that I need not dwell upon it at any great length. It may, however, be necessary to observe that tbe memorable words usad by Roland, the Son of Mammon, are in keeping with tue hig'ie* t and best traditions of worldly wisdom. It might, indeed ba said that the text a* applied to human affairs, strio'Iv speaking, is but another version of the universal truth that Self-preservation is the first law of nature. Other modes of express- ing the same exalted idea may be found iu tbe well- known texts, 1, Everyone for himself and the D.ivil take the hindmost." "Money makes the mare to go," and" Make money, honestly if you can, bnt mike it." Read the pages of the world's hisiory and you will find that humankind ha. discovered by dire experience that the summum bonum, or the greatest good, consists iu cmei.ii looking after number oue. vVas it not the great philosopher Bentbam that arrived at the conclusion that selfishness is the strongest motive of human action ? My frien's, let not your hurt b, frightened by a word. The associations wbioo cling to the idea of selfishness may not be plensunt to those enthusiasts who foolishly exalt what is erroneously called the Virtue of Self-denial. Should you be persuaded to part with anything be sure that a host of kind friends will he qukk enough to take your piokings." You remember the little boy who smoked a cigar in the presence of the clergyman. The minister remonstratea with the boy and said, Throw the cigar away and give up an evil babit." That boy, my friends, had been properly educated in a wide-awake family, and this we know from his reply, "If I chuck it away, yon will piok It up." This then, I take it, is the first and greatest of all nommandnients, Hold fast what tbou hast and strive for more." You will ask, and the question has been aeked throughout the aes of the world, what is that one thing tor which we ought to strive? There are men who strive for place and power there b9 those who seek wisdom and think it better than gold—" yea, than much fine gold others there be who esteem an honest man the nohlest work of God. My friends, btlieve it not l If you would have placo and power; if yon desire the reputation for wisdom and goodness take my tip and get gold I Tt>is is the philosopher's stone that tranamutath things evil into good. Behold Virtue how she staudeth in rags and there is none to respect or desire her. But let her be placed in her chariot, let her ba clothed in purple and fine liuen-in a worl give her ROld-aud a thousand willing bands I»o<ey her oaprices; a thousand tongnes shout forth her praises. And now, in tha light of these few introductory observations, let U3 for a few moments consider the verse which forms our text. And Roland, the son of Mammon answered and said I cara not for df canal dictation Know ye not that my income is greater than the Dean'a." Observe iu the first place: Tiie independent of Roland, the Son of Mammon. I care not for decanal dictation." Observe in the second place: The ground and cause of Roland's independence. My income is greater than the Dean's." But, firstly, the independence of Roland, the Son of Mammon, "I care not for decanal dictation." The term independent when applied to any human being is a relative one. Among men there is, of oourse, no suoh thing as absolute independ- ence, and Roland, the Son of Mammon,though high and mighty, is not so arrogant as to claim that he oares for nobody. You have probably noticed that he limits and defines his independence, "I oare not for decanal dictation." From the circumstances of the case we know that Roland was 'oute enough to conoiliate what he regarded as the supreme power; and whilst doing this he had no hesitation in treating the power of the decanus with con- tempt. You havo probably read of the well-known orator who made a bet that he would make one- half of his audience laugh whilst the remaining half cried. The orator won his bat. He drew tears from the portion of the audience whioh be directly addressed, by making a most pathetic appeal to the emotions of the people he made the other half laugh by exposing tbe tail of his shirt. Thus, too, the Son of Mammon haughtily turned his back upon the decanus and made a moit pathetic appeal to the mob. What, if he offended the deoanus, had he not taken pains to inflaenoe the micds of all those who read the Radical Press? The servant in the parable took good care to provide friends for the evil day which he know must come, and that servant was commended for his wisloml My friends, there is a lesson for you and for me in all this. Let us be independent by all means, but let tl8 be oircumspeot in assarting our independence. For inlanoe, it would be tbe height of folly to insult a man "hoee fighting weight and "condition" were superior to your owu, but the text whioh engages our attention well warrants ua in kickiug the small boy. The Wise Man tell u that 1, there is a time for all things." My friends, mark voar man aod your opportanity I Bat to proceed, allow me for just a few moments further to direct your attention to tbe second point, viz, The ground and cause of Roland's independence "My income is greater than the Dean's." What a magnificent and magnanimous boait t How blessed must that man be who is able to make it with absolute confiienoa I My income is greater than the Dean's." Tim does not permit U8 to enquire minnttjy into the amount of toe Dean's income, although there is no difficulty in stating what the emoluments of his office were. Moreover, a minute examination iuto the pecuniary position of any pirtioular individual is not considered polite by a squeamish world. We bav. this o>rt.irtty, however, that Roland, the Son of .Mammon,enjoyed a larger inoome than did the decanus. Mark you that Roland does not ssy My reputation is better known than the Dean's." He doss not evan say I am a smarter man than the Dean." No I with a keen appreciation of what true greatness is Roger, the Son of Mimmon, goes to ths root of the matter and jingles his gold My friende,!et us not be guilty of the vulgarity of seeking tha gool opinion of our neighbours by holy living: vain and tawdry is the reputation which d p nls upon intellectual gifts; the only:troe and lastii g Happiness is fonnd in communion with tbe Golden Calf. Worship and serve the C!f, make friends to y, mrielv, a of the Mammon of unrighteousness, and boast of your fabulous wealth. The possession of £ 8. d. is the beginning and the end of wisdom I
TO AN OBJECT OF ADVIIfUTIOV. Roland Rogers has resignad; Radicals much fuss are making, Chance for wild abuse they find, Truth as usual forsaking, Railing at the Bangor Deau, Flouting all of his persuasion, What a chance to vent their spleen Is this paltry resignation Doctor bleat, if you possessed A little greater self-control, and Less aelf-conc^it, you wi)uld uot treat Your clergy thus, 0, Doctor Roland. Roland Rogers has resigned; Vengeance loudly he's demanding, How surprised he 1* to find The Cathedral still is standing! Dr. Rogers' wrath is great, Most majmfioent his anger! Still, amazing to relate, Earthquakes have not swallowed Bangor! Doctor dear, 'tis very clear Both to burgesses and lodge. That moou and sun iheir course still run, Though you've resigned, sweet Doctor Rogers. OPEN DIA PAsOff.
THE MARQUIS OF ANCJLEaEY' HA !KIFRS WILL MElT ..T U O'CLOCK OY To-day (S tnrday) Tydu Isai Tuesday, Dec. 15th.Cefudu Isaf (If wet. on WeJue.d,¡y) Saturday,Dec. 19th Carnedd Wen
THE AM StAS Y HAURIERS ViIL MEET AT ll. 30 A M. ON To-day (Saturday) TbeBlick Horse W'tdnesdiy, Dec. 16ta Birdorg n Station Saturday, Dec. 19.h Hirdrefaig
THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS WILL MEET AT 11.0, N fo-day (Saturd Ll.indr mo Tuesday, Dec. 15th. Llanyb!od*el
THE PLAS MACHYNL EfH HAKRIERS WILT. MEET AT 10. id ON To-day (Saturday) Tygwyn
THE CRICKHOWELL HARRIETS WILL MKKT AT 11. 0 A, M. ON To-day (Saturiay) Cwm mawr VV dues lay, Dec. 16tli Aberlioyxre SiturdaDec. lito .DQffryn Farm, Llanbedr
SIR W. W. WYNN'3 FOXHOUNDS WILL MEET AT 11 0 A M- N T -d.y (Saturliy) .Ighttie! I—10.30 Monuay, Dec- 140.Trot ing Mire Tu.*day, Dec. loth Gobowen KnJay, Dec. tath .rickhiU Smithy Saturday, Dec. 19th
TUE CARMARTHENSHIRE KOXHOUXDi WILL MEET AT 10 3 > k u. ON Ta ajty. Dec-loth.<T.. Bauktfelin F, dy, Dee ISth Abergwil
THE LLINU IR \N AIND YSTitAD FOXHOUNDS WILT, MSET AT 10.30 ON Tile day, Dee. 13th Tile Star, C pel Llaoi erne Friday, Dec. 18th The KenueU
THE SHROPSHIRE HOUNI.S WILL HLTT AT 11 O'CLOCK UN Monday, Dec. 14th Loppington Tuesday, Dec. 15th. Rowtoa Caste Thursday, Dec. 17th The Ksauels Friday, De, 18th Grudsiu# on -tation Saturdiy, D C. 19th The Kjnuels (H Ua)
THE LI:-<T AO DENBIGH HOUNDS WILL MEBT 11. 0 A- H. ON To,-day (SoLturday) Llysmeirchioa Wednesday, Dec. 18th Bettws Saiurdiy, Uee. l'Jch Pool Park
THE UROMWYDD BEAG1.E3 WILL UKKT AT 11.30 A M ON To-day (Saturday) Penylar, Lliudyssd (w a,h(-r permitting)
THE LANiilH Y BE\Gi.Ei WILL MSf.T AT 13.30 ON Tuesday, Dec. 15th Llanhennoc t-riday, Dec. 18 h Chain Bridge -11.0
Sporting. RACING FIXTURES. Hutsfc Park December 12 Manchester Dej mb r 12 Leicejter -D cem er 15, 16 Plump on December IR, 10 Decem er 26 K mptt)n Park December 2'; Wolveihamp on. December 26 Hurst Pirk December 29 30 COURSING FIXTURES. Wye, E*st Keat December 15 Brigg Opeu) Decembor 15 Stokesby (Open) December 15 Yarmou,h. De^eub^r J8 N, rth of Eng Itib RliL tOU). Haydock P.k (- P"»duc<j), D. eajber 9 WrotteIey f'Volv-hvnmnn) D I, H
Sunday Services in Bangor. DECEMBER ISth. CHURCHES. The Cathedral (English* Tho Very Rev the Dn a.rd The Rev ho Canon in Residence M (Welsh) Rev. W. Edwards and J. R. Roberts, BA. St. James's (Engll.h)Rev.W. Edwards and J. R. Roberts, B.A. St.Mary's English)KevsT.E Jones,W A.& T. 1.1. Williams,B.A. (Welsh) ￼ do do St. D-id'. ( Rev T. T,?,%i. J..?,, B.A. (:ngllsh Evening 8 i. ) do d1 ENGLISH PRESBYTERIANS. Prince's Road Rev J. PaUiton Jonrs, B. A. CALVINISTIC MFTIIODISTS. Tabernacle ,Rev Dr. lI,ub.s, Canamo L )nypobty Rev John Williams. D"lrn, A Klel' Twrgwyn. R: 'R.I\ri;,op: Hir.1 R.. ev R. 0. Wi,ii. P (Hinadda Ke?T. E. *n?m!t, Gwalchmal WESLEYAN METHODISTS. English Chapel *R.:E.S.Ti.i., H Horeb Revs W. C. Jones and R. Men St. Paul's. Ri.vi R. Hon Hughes and W. 0. Jon';s Hlr.I. !tev C.Jon .a,d Mr T. IJ. [,ii Glanadda Rtv H. Mo Huhe.d M, R. ILberU INDEPEN?ENTS. English Chapel Rs/M. O. Ebenozer Rfcv Ellii J joes Hir-I Mr ifotts Vfoies, lalepenient ,;o;t..g.. Bing,r Peadref ilr Roberts, LlAideaU BAPTISTS. English Chapel.. Rev W. R. Sinners AlllOO IGI EJwsrJ*, P*nh Ii ROMAN CATHOLICS. St. Mary's Rstcliffa BANGOR YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. TI?? Sunday -?.t nz g r.? l??ld t the 8111-11? and Art Ins' itute, Caelieppi, t .Sdenee and YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. Meetill," held every Tu< a'ay evenlaj at 7,6 pm. at Parkhill (bapel. RECIIABITE HALL. Meetings ewry Sunday evening at. 8-30. Free eoterUia- monts evcrr Thursday evening at 7.30. Printed and Published for the North Wale. Chronicle Company, ijimited, by DAVID WILLIAMS, at the North Walet Chronicle, LlandwUo Direc- tory, and Gioalia Printing Works. Caxton Hoose, High-street, Bangor, in the Parish of Bangor, it the County of Carnarron.-Saturday. December 12th, 1891.