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CHURCH AND CHAPEL. On Sunday morning the Rev Alfred George Edwards, the new vicar of St Peter's, Carmarthen, was canoni- cally instituted into the living of that parish in suc- cession to the Rev D. P. Evans, the last incumbent, by the Right Rev the Bishop of St David's. The ceremony was performed at the conclusion of the morning service, the Ven. Archdeacon James being present. The sermon was preached by the Right Rev the Bishop. Canon Wynne Edwards, rector of Llanrhaiadr, died suddenly, in London, on Wednesday week. He was a son of the late Canon Edwards, Rhuddlan was edu- cated at Oxford, and was one of the ripest scholars of the Principality. Deceased was for many years rector of Meifod, Montgomeryshire, and afterwards Cuion of St Asaph's Cathedral. During the past eight years he was rector of Llanrhaiadr, Denbigh- shire, the living being of the annual value of .£900, The quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Congrega- tional union was held at IVIostyn on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr Peet, of Rhyl, when delegates attended from Holywell, Rhyl, Bagillt, Connah's Q'lav, Buckley, and other places in the district. Upon the motion of the Rev Owen Thomas, M.A., seconded by Professor Oliver, it was decided to for- ward to Mr Gladstone, Mr Mundella, Mr Osborne Morgan, Mr J. Roberts, and Lord Richard Grosvenor, copies of a resolution expressive of dissatisfaction with the Welsh Intermediate Education Bill. The Rev. D. B. Hooke opposed the motion, contending O'LL that the people of Wales would, in the end, strangle the bill themselves. The Bishop of Bangor left the Palace Bangor, on Monday, for Bath, where he has been previously for i v some weeks under medical advice. The Welsh Baptist Union for the counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Merioneth met last week at Abergele, when about eighty ministers and delegates attended. Mr R. W. Williams, of Dolgelly, presided at the business conference, at which an increase of 300 in the membership of the churches was reported. The newly-formed church at Llysfaen was welcomed into the Union, of which the Rev H. 0. Williams, of Cor- wen, was elected chairman for next year, when the assembly will meet at Llangollen. Resolutions touching the Intermediate Education Bill ard kindred topics were passed. In addition to the usual preach- ing services, aservice was held for children, conducted by the Rev D. Williams. About five years ago the Congregationalists of Portmadoc erected a second church, as a memorial to the late Rev A. Ambrose, at a cost of < £ 5,000. Stimulated by the generous offer of Miss Morris to contribute £ 100 if other friends would give £50(), a special collection was recently made at the close of a powerful sermon by the Rev E. Horber Evans. The result was that the £ 500 were contributed and the debt reduced to £ 1.5<i0.
IN MEMORIAM. Frederick J. Fargus (" Hugh Conway") Obit May 15th, 1885. Farewell, thou genius, Bristol's gifted son, Thou who to thousands hours of joy did'st give Now is thy labour o'er, thy life's work done, Now art thou gone, but only now to live. The "Dark Days "passed, the Brighter Day attained Thy life well sped, though perished all too soon, The voyage completed, and the harbour gained— Called Back" thy spirit in its glorious noon. Whilst on thy way to picture with that pen Which never failed to paint in glowing words The thoughts and actions of thy fellow-men, I More sharp, incisive, far than keenest swords Of Monte Carlo and its tempting board Would'st thou have drawn a picture to the life Which scan'd had saved a prudent, father's hoard, Have spared the tears of many a suffering wife But ere thy hand could trace the glowing linos, The summons came which called thee to thy home- We may not say how out of joint" the times In which our Father said—" Thy work is done." Dorchester, May, 1885. PEARD JILLARD.
LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE." BY A BAD SAILOR." A Life on the Ocean Wave The man who wrote it was green He never has been at sea, And a storm he never has seen. He never has seen a wave As it dashed o'er the vessel's deck He never has seen a fire atsea, Or been floating upon a wreck. He never has been aroused From his morning's gentle doze, By the sound of the splashing water, As it fell from the horrid hose. He never has heard a man Scrubbing right over his head, With a noise sufficient to arouse From the grave the slumbering dead. He never has seen a fat woman Growing thinner day by day, And leaning over the vessel's side Throwing herself away. While people look carelessly on, Though in tears the woman may be, And unfeelingly say it is nothing at all— Only the roll of the sea. Seasick he never has been to his toes, And crept into bed in his coat, While every motion increased his throes, And his feelings were all in his throat. This man may have sailed in a boat In some puddle or on a ssund But if he has been to sea and wrote I Such a song he deserves to be drowned -Golden kiqosy.
Of all testimonials probably the most remarkable was one presented last week to Mr Inigo Jones, builder, Llanrwst. It consisted of X-53 subscribed by the townspeople in recognition of the honesty displayed by Mr Jones for the last 20 years in carry- ing out contracts for the erection of public build ings." DICTATION EXERCISE.—A doughty ganger, who was also a veterinary surgeon, while travelling in a railway carriage, saw a dioephploss calf in a dewy meadow. The dazzling sun gilding the cirrus clouds, and the mellifluous voice of the solemn chongh gyrating over the campaign, soon dispelled his ) chagrin. He presently indulged in a hearty cachin- nation at the cacophonie colloquialisms of a lady whose coiffure was decorated with a psittaceous plume of nacreous lustre. An adolescent inmate of an eleemosvnary edifice listened to the grotesque harangue on gynarchy, gnawing his digits with phlegmatic indifference. The sibilant shriek of the ferruginous monster disturbed a sebaceous septo- agenarian, whose soubriquet was "Mendacious Gouge," and who suffered from rheumatism and phthisis, brought on while inspecting a Fahrenheit thermometer attached to the gnomon of a dial under the piazza of his domicile, and he uttered a guttural I hallelujah on finding himself at the end of his journey. -'Golden Argosy.
I AMUSMENTS FOR YOUNG. AND OLD. j CHRISTMAS SHADOWS. In the gloaming of the morning, Ere the faintest ray of dawn, Whence these ghostly little figures; Stealing silently along ? With their white and trailing garments, With their noiseless feet and bare, With soft eyes that gleam like diamonds, Masses bright of unkempt hair. Through the hall, so long and darkened, Weirdly glide the airy throng, Broken laughter floating'round them, Like the fragments of a song. Can we lay these restless roamers ? See! at mother's door they pause. Ah I have a charm to still them Gently whisper-" Santa Claus 1" Little witches now I've caught you Susie, Baby, have a care There they go, rough roll and tumble," For the stockings on the chair. AFTER DINNER AMUSEMENTS. THE RAISIN TORTOISE. ..f the conversation begins to Bag over the walnuts Jnd the wine," or if the cup which cheers and does not inebriate ceases to fulfil its mission, a few of those choice muscatel raisins, which have escaped the grasp of the younger branches of the family, will afford pleasure if made into a raisin tortoise. The muscatel raisin forms the body, and small portions of the stalk of the same fruit the head and legs. With a little judgment in the selection of the pieces of stalk and the mode they are thrust into the body, it is surprising what a lifelike tor- toise may be thus produced. If the young folks are not satisfied with the tortoise they may be with THE LEMON PIC. The body of this celebrated pig consists of a lemon. The shape of this fruit renders it particularly well adapted for the purpose. The crease or shoulder at the small end of the. lemon being just about the right shape to form the head and neck of the pig. With three or four lemons to choose from, you cannot fail to find at least one which will answer the purpose exactly. The mouth and ears are made by cutting the rind with a penknife, the legs of short ends of lucifer matches, and the eyes either of black pins, thrust in up to the head, or of grape or plum stones. THE PASSENGER WHO DOES NOT LIKE THE SEA. Not much is required to illustrate this touching pic- ture—only a pockethandkerehief or soft table napkin, and a wineglass. The orange is first prepared by cutting in the rind with a penknife the ears, nose, and mouth, which the skill of the artist can compass, a couple of raisin pips stuck into the fruit supplying the place of eyes. A pockethandkerchief is stretched lightly over the glass, and the prepared orange laid thereon. The pockethandkerchief is then moved backwards and for* wards over the top of the glass, imparting to the orange a rolling motion, and affording a laughable but striking caricature of the agonies of the seasick passenger. CONUNDRUMS. When do flowers become highwaymen ?-When they show their pistils (pistols) and stamen (stay men). Why ought Hannibal to have fought like a bull ?— Because he was the son of Hamilcar (a milker). What great man might have been called to make a fire ?—Philip the Great (fill up the grate.) What flower would make the best piano?—Rose would (rose wood). When does a blacksmith make a row in the alphabet? —When he makes a poke-r and shoved. Why is a hare easier to catch than a heiress ?—She has an eye (i) and the hare has none. Divide a hundred and fifty by nothing, add two thirds of ten, so ends my riddle.—C.O.L-en-so (Colenso). What is the difference between a farmer's work and and his wife's ?-He sows wheat, and she sows tears (tares). Why is a thrifty housewife the farmer's enemy ?— She often sows tears when he is asleep. When should bread he served out to soldiers ?-At roIV call. A TILAlK-F.iN vvuitKm '0' UI married acquaintance, and said to her How do you contrive to amuse yourself?" Ampse said the other starting, "do you not know th" t I have my home- work to do ?" "Yes" was the answer; 1 see you have it to do but as it's never done, I conclude you must have some other way of passing yoar time." HAVE you any old clothes, mum, as you could give a poor man who has a sick wife and six small children to support ?" inquired a dilapidated person at the door of a West End residence. I've got a coat with but three buttons pons, and a pair of pantaloons that have had but a small patch behind, which I guess you can have," said the good woman, after i-he had examined her closet. Is the coat double-breasted, with a velvet collar?" enquired the poor man. "Are the pantaloons of a plaid pattern, and cut with spring bottoms of twenty-two inches: "No, sir." "Then you needn't trot "em ou t," said the poor man; they ain't my style, and I don't want them." S I R EDWARD SmŒRN having been reproached by some Whig members with the fact that his father had been an hairdresser, replied, "You are right, my father was' a hairdresser, and I myself am now going down to the House to give the Whigs (wigs) a dressing A BELATED husband hunting in the dark for a. match with which to light the gas, and audibly expres- sing his disappointment, was rendered insane in an instant by his wife suggesting, in a sleepy voice, that he had better light one and look for them, and not go stumbling around in the dark, breaking things. THREE little boys were thrown from a waggon recently, and, strange to fay,escaped uninjured, although the suits thev wore were all kilt. IN the fairest village of Western New York, the "cullud pussuns," in emulation of their white brethren, formed a debating society, for the purpose of improving their minds by the discussion of instructive and entertaining topics. The deliberations of the society was presided over by a venerable darkey, who performed his duties with the utmost dignity, peculiar to his colour. The subject for dis- cussion, on the occasion of which we write, was, Which am de mudder ob de chicken-de hen wot lays de egg, or de hen wot hatches de chicken ? The question was warmly debated, and many reasons pro and con were urged and combated by the excited dis- putants. Those in favour of the latter proposition were evidently in the majority, and the president made no attempt to conceal that his sympathies were with the predominant party. At length an intelligent darkey rose from the minority side, and begged leave to state a proposition to this effect: "S'ppose," said he, dat you set one dozen ducks' eggs under a hen, and i dey hatch, which am de mudder—de duck or de hen ? This was a poser, was well put, and rather nonplussed the other side, and even staggered the president, who plainly saw the force of the argument, but had committed himself too far to yield without a struggle; so, after cogitating and scratching his wool for a few moments, a bright idea struck him. Rising from his chair, in all the pride of conscious superiority, he announced, "Ducks am not before de house; chickens am de question; derefore I rule de ducks out And do it he did to the complete overthrow of his ooDonents.
TREGARON. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH. Present The Rev O. Pavies, chairman, the Rev Evan Alban, Lledrod, Messrs Jenkin Jenkins, Bettws Leiki, John Owjna, Blasnpennal, Roderick Lloyd, Isaac Davies, ana W\ Rees, Caron Lower, W Jones, and T. Arch, Caron Upper, D. Davies, Gartheii, D. Davies, Corwydd, W Davies Gwyn- nl J Morgans, Llanbadarn, J. Rowlands, Llan- geitho, D. Jones, Nantcwnlle, W. Rees, Prysg and Carvan, R> Jones, Yspytty, J. Dewi Williams, clerk J Rowland and E van Lloyd „ medical officers. Statistics.—Out-relief administered during the past fortnightThe combined district, per Mr Thomas Morgans, first week £ 24 los lOd to 200 paupers second week, £ 22 10s 9d to 200 paupers; total X47 7s 7d. Number in the house, 18 last year, corresponding period, 14. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 4. The business was unimportant. ABERAYBON- PERSONAL.—We are glad to state that Mr T. H. rson Maddy, J.P., barrister-at-law, has so far recovered from his long and dangerous illness as to be able to drive out. i FUNERAL SERMON. On Tuesday night the funeral sermon to Capt Rees, "Pleiades," who was recently drowned in the Bristol Channel, was preached at the Tabernacle chapel, by the Rev John Morgans, Rhiwbwys. A large congregation assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased gentle- man. Sir H. Watkin Williams-Wynn, M.P., has ex- pressed his intention of erecting a spacious cottage hospital at Rnahon, North Wales, to the memory of h's uncle, the late Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn.
WAS SHE FALSE 1" Srn:'fJ as beautiful as Hebe said Mr. Mortimer Mid- dleton. Indeed 1" said his nephew's wife, rather faintly. Eyes deep blue like mid-summer sky-hair lustrous as flaxen gold-teeth like twiu rows of pearl," pursued the middle-aged gentleman. She must be very pretty," said Mrs. Middleton, junior. "Pretty!" echoed the old bachelor. If Pretty's no word for it." And young!" Well, not so very," admitted Mr. Middleton. "She's five-and-thirty, but she has the complexion of eighteen." That's easily accounted for," said Harry, the nephew. What with Cream of Rose3," Baths of Pearis,' and Balms of Venus,' people can have whatever complexion they please now-a-days, provided they've got the money to pay for it." Nonsense barked out Mr. Middleton, sitting up very straight, and looking around with a general air of defiance. As if my Aurelia would condescend to such petty artifices as that! She's purity, frankness, single- minded artlessness itself!" Oh said Harry Middleton. Is she ?" Certainly she is," said the senior. Do you think I could love a woman who was made up like an actress ?" If People do," said Harry, dubiously. 11 But not people of my standard," retorted his uncle, loftily. And Mrs. Harry thought remorsefully of the little china powder pot, with its downy puff, with which she used to cool down her complexion on hot days. But really," thought poor little Mrs. Harry, one don't want to look as if one were varnished all over, or dipped in a jar of boiling oil, like the forty thieves in the Arabian Nights." Harry," said she, when Uncle Mortimer had taken hia leave, do you re21!J t-ninil it's wrong to use a dab of powder in hot weather ?" "Nonsense," said Harry, with an upward elevation of his handsome Grecian nose. I dare say that desperate old maid that Uncle Mortimer is going to marry is painted like a Jezebel." Oh, Harry!" Sims says so. And Sima knows her-Miss Aurelia Hopkins, that's her name. And she's wagered a diamond bracelet with one of her friends that she will be married to the rich old bachelor before Christmas. I wonder what sort of a wife that'll be for Unele Morty ? "But, Harry, why don't you tell him ? cried the little wife. Because, my dear, he's too far gone to believe a word of it." Oh, dear," sighed Mrs. Middleton. "And of course he'il withdraw your little allowance now ? Of course," admitted her hus! and, with a grimace. "It's too bad," sighed Mrs. Middleton. "Just when you've lost your clerkship, and little Effie needs sea-air, and Aunt Christina has written to ask if we can lend her money enough to send little lame Charlie to that famous surgeon in London. Things always go contrary, don't they, Harry?" Don't fret, my pet," said Harry Middleton caressingly stroking the golden head that bent so low. It'll all be right, if Uncle Morty does get married. I'll find some- thing to do, if it's nothing better than sawing wood or hauling in coal! But as he went out gaily whistling, to keep up a brave exterior, he did wish most earnestly in his seciet heart, that Miss Aurelia Hopkins hadn't seen fit to cast her siren spells over the heart of the rich bachelor uncle, whose heir-apparent he had always been. If 1 believed, honestly and truly, that she would make him happy," thought Harry, I wouldn't grudge his money to her. But I don't believe anything of the sort." Little Effie had the toothache next day. Mrs. Middle- ton clasped her hands in despair. "Oh, Harry," she said to her husband, I'm afraid she'll have to have that tooth out! "Very well," said Harry. "Take her to the dentist's." Oh, Harry, I daren't! faltered the little woman, who could not endure to see a fly killed, or a mouse drowned. Then I will," said Harry, laughing. The dentist, a dapper little man, smelling of scent and orris-root tooth-powder, was engaged just at the moment of iheir entrance, but would be at liberty presently. Little Efiie sat down, quaking and trembling, in an easy- cha:r. 0, papa," faltered she, U I wish there wasn't any such thing as teeth Just then Mr. Middleton, taking up a newspaper, chanced to knock a little pasteboard box off the mantel-a paste- board box, neatly cinctured with a ring of india- rubber. HaDoa said Mr. Middleton. What's this ? I hope I haven't done any harm. Miss Aurelia Hopkins he repeated, reading a pencil inscription on the lid. "Yes," said the little dentist, hurrying to the rescue- Miss Hopkins's new set. Ought to have been sent yesterday." New set:" vaguely repeated Harry Middleton. "Set of what?" "Of teeth, to be sure-uppers and lowers," said the dentist. "Ah, yoa may look surprised, but I make teeth for some of our very best society. And if you yourself should ever require— Yes, yes, I'm coming, sir And the man of molars hurried back to his inner sanctum. When little Efile's malignant tooth was safely drawn, and Harry Middleton had paid his reluctant haif-crown, therefore, he paused a minute on the threshold. "Ah by the way," said he, I'm going directly past Miss Hopkins's house—you're probably aware that she's to be married to my uncle next month and if it would be any accommodation to you, I could leave those teeth for her." Much obliged, I'm sure," said the dentist. If you n.could take the trouble—I've only one errand boy, and he is so unreliable and forgetful that I sometimes scarcely know which way to turn-much obliged. Here they aie, sir." So Mr. Harry Middleton strode off, chuckling to himself, with Miss Aurelia Hopkins's false teeth in his hand. He glanced at his watch. It was just about the hour at which his infatuated elderly relative was accustomed to leave bouquets, books, or bonbons at the door of his inamorata. If I could only catch him thought Harry. And, as if sent by some kindly fate in answer to his inward aspiration, Uncle Mortimer came briskly trotting around the corner at that very second. He did not see his nephew. How should he when he had no eyes for anything but the front drawing-room window, at which the fair Aurelia was smiling" a sugar- sweet welcome. But Harry beckoned to a boy who was flattening his nose in front of a baker's window, and whispered a message in his ear, accompanying it by a fee. Y'e :ir! "said the boy, and darted across the street like an arrow from a bow. If you please, sir," said he, boldly addressing the astonished old bachelor just as he had mounted the second stone step of the flight, "I'm from Bidcombe's, the dentist, with Miss Hopkins's teeth." Miss Hopkins's -what ?" demanded the astounded bachelor. Teeth, sir," bawled the boy; and as the elderly gentleman yet recoiled from the little pasteboard box, he sprang nimbly up the steps and pulled the bell. Miss Hopkins's teeth said he, thrusting the parcel into the hand of a blue-ribboned maid-servant. Mary Ann," said Mr. Middleton, addressing the maid in accents of solemn adjuration, tell me the truth. Does your mistress wear false teeth?" Lawk, sir!" tittered Mary Ann. 41 Answer me, Mary Ann." But Mary Ann, with a second giggle, endeavoured to escape. But Mr. Middleton made a grasp at the box. Mary Ann, leal and loyal to her mistress's interest, resisted, and the upshot of the matter was that the little box came in two, and—out rolled the grinning set of "uppers and Jowers "-an undeniable ivory fact. Mr. Middleton jumped back. Mary Ann uttered an eldritch shriek, and Mr. Harry Middleton, who had watched the tableau from the other side of the street, knew that it was time for him to beat a retreat, and beat it accord- ingly. Uncle Mortimer ,came to his nephew's house that evening. "Harry, my boy," said he, 11 It's all over—my wedding, I mean. It's up "Is it ? said sympathetic Harry. << Don't allude to the subject again," said Mr. Middle- ton. She's treacherous I have been deceived all through. I dare say the rest of her is as false as her— but no matter I am disenchanted at last. I have bidden her an eternal adieu After all this, it is hardly necessary to say that Mr. Bidcombe is no longer Miss Aurelia Hopkins's dentist! And the diamond bracelet wager is hopelessly lost.
CARDINAL MANNING has consented to take part in the annual meeting of the Early Closing Association, to be held under the presidency of Sir Charles Dilke, Bart., M.P., at the Princes' Hall, Piccadilly, on the 17th prox. Sir Richard Cross, M.P., will be amongst thA 1 speakers on the occasion.
NEWQUAY. The Congregationalists held their annual associa- tion meetings at New Quay on Thursday and Friday, the 4th and 5th inst. There were over 40 ministers present, representing the counties of Cardigan, Pem- L broke, and Carmarthen. At the conference held in the Towyn Congregational chapel on Thursday, the Rev T. Penry Evans (late pastor of the church), Pontardulais, was unanimously elected to the chair. Mr Evans, on taking the chair, remarked he was un- able to divine the reason why they had elected him chairman, unless they thought he had too often ab- sented himself from that chair, when he ought to have been present. Mr Evans delivered a short aad lucid address on "The church and its Book." During the course of his remarks he pointed out that they as a denomination bound themselves to no creed, as most other demonstrations did, but simply followed the doctrines of the Bible. Now such beingthe case, they ought to be well-versed in, and familiar with, the contents of that Book. He was afraid that, while there was undoubtedly an increase in the perusal of newspapers and other periodicals in Wales these days, there was a corresponding decrease in the reading of the Bible. Mr Evans's address was very interesting from beginning to end. The following resolutions were carried nem con. 1. The ministers and members of the Congrega- tional churches of the counties of Cardigan, Carmar- then, and Pembroke, assembled in conference at their annual association at New Quay, are of opinion that Welsh should be included amongst the specific sub- jects taught in the elementary schools of Wales. They much regret that there is no systematic teaching of the Welsh language in the elementrry schools of the principality, while Gaelic and the Irish are taught and paid for hi Ireland and Scotland respectively, 2. That this ass'amWy desires tp express its £$$- tude to her Majesty's Government, aiiu especially to the Right Hon. A. J. Mundella, M.P., for the com- prehensive bill introduced into the House of Com- mons for the promotion of Intermediate Education in Wales. At the same time the bill, as it now stands, is, in the opinion of this meeting, in some of its most important pro- visions, defective and unsatisfactory, and not likely to command the confidence of the overwhelming majority of the people of W ales-( a) In the elective power given to the justices of the peace, and (b) to the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the school boards to the exclusion of the remainder of the members. That this assembly believes that the twelve elective members of the county committees should be elected by the school boards of each county as such. This meeting further feels disappointed at the exclusion from the control of the commissioners of charities and endowments, which should be national in their application, and particularly at the exclusion of the Ashford School and the Meyrick Trust Fund, and that the county committees and commissioners have not the power to deal with certain endowments with- out the consent of their governing bodies. 3. That this conference desires to express its entire confidence in the Premier and his Government, and desires to record its gratitude that arbitration has succeeded in settling one of the most intricate questions that can arise between two Go vernments, and hopes and prays that this noble precedent will be acted upon in the future. That copies of the resolutions be sent to the Pre- mier, Mr Mundella, and the Welsh members of Par- liament. Sermons were delivered by the following ministers —Bowen, Penygroes; Thomas, Llanybri; Rogers, Pembrey Davies, Llanon Hughes, Maesycwmer Jenkins, Kidwelly; Rees, Sirho wy; Jones, Maesteg; Williams, Llaneliy Owen, Glandwr Davies, Rhyd- yceisiaid; Jones, Trewyddel; Jones, Llanidloes (in English) Jones, Gwauncaegurwen and Evans, Capel Seion. The meetings were held in the open air, a spacious stage having been erected for the ministers and those who chose to pay for sitting. It is computed that several thousands were'present at the Friday meetings.
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Att. Dry. Wet May Bar. Ther. Bulb.Bulb Max. Min,Rtin.1,Yilld. in. deg. deg. deg. deg. deg. in. 3 30-074 57"5 65 56'5 65 48.5 — S. 4 29"922 59 58 55.5 70 56 — S.W. 5 29'812 61 60 57 68 56"5 "01 S. 6 30'076 58'5 53 53 61 47 '25 S E 7 29'860 60 59 57 67 57 "39 S.S.W. 8 29'830 60'5 81 59'5 62*5 57 "34 E N E 9 30-112 59-5 55'5 52'5 64 52'5 "28 N. D. REES DAVIES, M.B., Medical Officer of Health.
HOLLOWAX'S PILLS.—The great need.—The blood is the life, and on its purity our health as wen as our existence depends. Tlir-se Pills thoroughly cleanse the vital fluid from all contaminations, and by th u mearu strengthen an 1 invigor- ate tile wliol-- system, healthily stimulate sluggish organs, repress over-excited action, and estab'is.h order of circulation and »ecretioii through our, every part of the body. The balsamic nature of Holloway's Pills exercises marve'Iaus power in tone to debilitated and nervous constitutions. These Pills ( dislodge all obstructions, both in the bowels and elsewhere, and are, on that aeeount, much soug it fjr promoting regular- ity of action in young females an 1 delicate persons who are naturally weak, or have trom some cause become so. To mark the attainment of the majority of Lieu- tenant E. Douglas-Pennant (1st Life Guards), "eldest son of the Hon. Douglas -Pennant, and grandson of Lord Penrhyn, there was an extensive display of bunting at Bangor onWednesday. j