WELSH MATTERS IN PARLIAMENT. THE TITHE BILL. In the House of Commons, on Friday, replying to Mr. Cornwallis West (Denbigh, W.), Mr. W. H. Smith said the Government had given careful consideration to the very many suggestions which had been made on the tithe question, and had come to the conclusion that it was necessary to proceed with the Bill as it was submitted to the House. He trusted the second reading would be taken on Thursday next. THE PLATTERS ROCKS, HOLYHEAD. In the House of Commons, on Thursday, after questions, Captain Verney, in Committee of Supply, called attention to the advisability of increasing and extending the accommodation afforded to shipping within Holyhead harbour by removing the Platters Rocks, and of carrying out in a more effectual manner the necessary repairs of the breakwater. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, in reply, said that, having regard to the large sums which had recently been expended on the harbour in repairing the damage done by storms and otherwise, he was not prepared to incur an expenditure of something like £250,000 in removing the Platters Rocks to the depth, as proposed, of 25 feet; but he had caused inquiries to be made as to whether it would be possible to meet the wants of the shipping which resorted to the harbour by a more limited and less expensive operation. When those inquiries were concluded he hoped to be able to submit a proposition to the Treasury. J,
THE LATE MR. SWETENHAM, M.P. As was briefly announced in our telegraphic news last week, Mr. Edmund Swetenham, the Conserva- tive member for the Carnarvon Boroughs, died at his residence, Cam-yr-Alyn, Rossett, on Wednesday night. He had been ill for some weeks from Russian influenza,but had apparently recovered. On Wednes- day he came down to dinner and afterwards played a game at cards. He went into an adjoining room for a book, and immediately rang the bell. The butler entered and found him lying on the sofa dying. Death was caused by failure of the heart's action. The deceased member was born in 1820, and belonged to a Cheshire family. He was educated at Macclesfield Grammar School and Brazenose College, Oxford. He was called to the bar in 1848, and became a Q.C. in 1880. Although a Conserva- tive, he was in favour of "giving Ireland the same rights, liberties, and laws as England, Wales, and Scotland enjoy," and of giving her a national council of her own. In 1885 Mr. Swetenham was defeated when he contested the Carnarvon boroughs by 65 votes, but he turned the tables at the general election in the following year, when he beat Mr. Love Jones-Parry (L), who sought re-election, by a majority of 136. The funeral took place at Hope, near Wrexham, on Saturday. Mr. Lloyd George, solicitor, Criccieth, has issued his address as a Liberal candidate for the vacancy.
TRIOEDD ADDYSG. 1. Nid ydyw y rhai sydd ar y Bwrdd Ysgol yn gwasanaethu eu hetholwyr er boddhad, trwy bleidio addysg ddi-dal. Yn y blynyddoedd hyn, mae yn hawdd i'r mwyafrif gyfarfod yr ysgol daliad. 2. Mae yn debyg mai rhoi bwyd a dillad trwy dreth i blant yr ysgolion fydd yn dilyn. 3. Mai talu iddynt am fyned i'r ysgolion fydd wed'yn. 1. Fod y trethdalwyr yn siarad, os na bydd i'r Byrddau YsgoLbwyso oyflogau yr athrtvwon a'r athravv- esau yn nghlorian rheswm, barn, a theilyngdod, ac nid yn nghlorian teimlad a mympwy, y byddant hwy yn bur debyg o gael eu pwyso yn nghlorian yr etholwyr, a'u cael yn brin. 2. Nad ydyw y trethdalwyr yn cyfrif mai doethineb yn eu Bwrdd ydyw son am roddi eu harian i dalu am granite i roi ar fuarth ysgoldy ardal lie y mae cyflawnder o geryg gwell, rhad. 3. Cwynir fod rhai aelodau ar y Byrddau yn sefyll o du yr ardaloedd yn mha rai yr oedd lleiaf yn eu hethol, ac yn gwrthwynebu cynnygion sy'n d'od i'r Bwrdd er. lies yr ardaloedd a'u hetholent yu unfrydol! Tri pheth i'w dysgu i'r plant ag a'u gwnelont yn boblwerthfawr:—Gwybodaeth, egwyddor, a sobrwydd. Tri pheth gwerthfawr mewn athrawon :-Gwybod y gwahaniaeth rhwng plentyn heb allu i ddysgu; y plentyn a gallu, ond heb roi y gallu ar waith i ddysgu; a'r plentyn sydd o dan boen gormod o allu i ddysgu i atteb i'w nerth. Tri pheth a ddysgir yr oes hon yn rhy rwydd:— Cicio, ysmygu, ac yfed. Tri lie y dylid gochel rhoi addysg ac esiampl yn nglyn a'r arferion gwageddus uchod:-Yr aelwyd, yr ysgol, a'r eglwys. Tri pheth a ddysga plant yn rhy ami oddiwrth siarad eu rhieni :-Enllib, moeth, ac halogrwydd. Tri pheth i'w disgwyl yn y dyfodol, oddiwrth yr addysg a enwyd olafYmrysonau, gwastraff, a phlant anghyfreithlawn. Tri pheth i'w gochel yn ng\Vydd plant:—Beth i ddyweyd, beth i wneyd, a pha fodd i wneyd. CYNGHORWR.
A WELSH LIBEL CASE.—At the Chester Assizes, last week, in the Nisi Prius Court, before Mr. Justice Smith, Mr. Francis Williams and Mr. Griffith Jones appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., M.P., and Mr. Bryn Roberts, M.P., for the defendants, in an action brought by the Rev. Robert Williams, vicar of Dolwyddelen, to recover damages for libel against the Welsh National Newspaper Company, Limited, Carnarvon. The libel consisted of certain statements appearing in the Gencdl, in November last, from a special correspondent, describing a visit to Dolwyddelen Church. The article described minutely the communion service, and said that while the congregation was singing an unusually long hymn the vicar was helping himself to the remainder of the wine after the communion. In the article a story was introduced to the effect that at one time there lived in the village one Catherine Williams, Who was seen to walk somewhat unsteadily, and who, on being accosted by the clergyman of that day, said, I drank what was left at the end of the communion service, and that was the reason." The manner in which this was introduced was suggested by the plaintiff as showing the intention of the defendants that the readers should infer that he Was guilty of over-indulgence on that sacred occasion, and that while on his knees he drank of the very elements which he had consecrated. The case for the defendants was that they did not publish anything defamatory to the plaintiff, but Were really commenting on High Church practices Which were not popular in Wales.-The jury found for plaintiff, damages d6100. £ 100,000,00;) UNCLAIMED.—A Register 312 pages, cloth 8"t, containing the names of 70,000 persons advertised for to Claim property and money since 1700. Price Is. 6d. post Every man and woman in the world should bay this £ °ok, as instructions are given how to recover property ir,0m Chancery free of all charges or fees. Dougal & Co., 62, flttaaa, Itrodou, A fortune may await you. Wills searched. (WD)
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. Mr. B. T. Williams, Q.C., formerly M.P. for the Carmarthen Boroughs, died on Friday. A Manchester Company has been formed to csrry out works for the construction of a watering place at Ynyslas, near Borth. Tho opening services in connection with a new English Presbyterian Church were held at Holywell on Sunday week. The preacher was the Rev. J. Pules ton Jones, B.A. The Duke of Westminster has given instructions for a marble mural monument to be placed in Halkyn Church to the memory of the late Mr. George Hughea, for 40 years agent of his Grace's estate there. It is reported that at a meeting of the clorgy"of the diocese of Bangor, held on Friday in the Chapter Room at Bangor, for the consideration of the Tithes Bill, a resolution was adopted generally disapproving of the measure. Mr. Pritchard Morgan, M.P., has addressed a memorial to Lord Salisbury remonstrating at the delay of the law officers in proceeding with an action in connection with mining on lands in Wales in his possession from which gold has been extracted. The Rev. Enoch C. Mason, a Welsh Congregational minister, of Harlech, has recovered < £ 100 in an action for libel brought against William Williams, a deacon of Tanygrisiau Church, and Margaret Williams, for slander in accusing him of improper conduct. Mr. Justice Mathew at tho Liverpool Assizes on Thursday sentenced Samuel T. Stirland, formerly chief clerk in the High Court of Justice (Liverpool District), to 15 months' imprisonment for having fraudulently removed stamps from judicial documents. The great coal trade dispute came to an end on Thurs- day, a compromise having been offected at the con- ference of owners' and miners' representatives in London. The men have returned to work, and a 5 per cent. advance is to be conceded now, with a further 5 per cent. from the first week in August. It is only a French paper, of the most frivolous kind; which says it, therefore it is unnecessary to be. lieve it. But for all that it is curious. The state- ment is that at Buenos Ayres, it is customary to punish drunkards by—not fining or imprisoning them—-but by setting them to sweep the public streets for eight days or so. Sentence of death was passed on Friday by Mr. Justice Wills at the Chester Assizes on Richard and Gecrge Davies, who were found guilty of having murdered their father near Crewe. The jury recom- mended them to mercy on account of their youth, and a petition in favour of a commutation of the sentence is being drawn up. I cannot say more at present (writes a well-informed London correspondent) than that the new Welsh Bishop will speak Welsh. Lord Salisbury is making very earnest inquiry, and taking a great deal of trouble in the matter, but no name is yet mentioned. and no name probably will be mentioned until the appointment has been made. A shocking affair has occurred at Brighton. A hawker who has been staying at a common lodging- house in the town entered a barber's shop in High- street, and took his seat to await his turn, but after the lapse of a few minutes he jumped up. seized a razor, and cut his throat. He was removed to the hospital, where he was detained, his condition being pr carious. At Carnarvon, on Saturday, William Mackenzie, a tramp, was comitted for trial at the quarter sessions on a charge of assaulting Mr. M. H. Jones, a boy living at Penygroes. The prisoner, who has been under remand for a month, was jeered acf- by some < ooya whilst passing through Ponygroes. He took, it I; is stated, a running kick at the prosecutor and fi-ant.nrn.l hia thillh. The Manchester stipendiary, on Thursday, remanded a. fashionably-dressed woman, giving the name of Alicia Anna Alice Ormer, on a chargo of stealing a diamond ring. There were further charges against the prisoner of obtaining some hundreds of pounds from tradesmen in Manchester. The prisoner, who was a farm labourer's daughter, obtained the money by announcing f-he had come into a legacy of £ 11,000. The ring was the property of her landlady. The Press Association is authorised to say that there is no foundation for the statement that the report of the Welsh Sunday Closing Commission has boen lost. The rumour appears to have originated in the fact that a copy of the document is missing, it having probably been mislaid. The report is still being circulated for signature, and will be presented either immediately before or immediately after Easter. The 15th annual International football Association match between teams representing Scotland and Wales was played at Underwood Park, Paisley, on Saturday, in fine but dull weather. The attendance was very large, being fully 8000, numbers coming from the neighbouring city of Glasgow. The Welsh team was practically entirely different from the one first chosen, only three of the original eleven putting in an appear- ance, namely, Trainor, at gnal, and Humphrey Jones and Roberts, at half-b ick. The Scotch won a one-sided game by 5 goals to nil. A correspondent writes :—" I am told there is a good deal of grumbling among the Denbigh Volunteers over the promotion of a comparatively unknown stranger to be a sergeant. I am not aware that anything can be said about the man himself, except that he is an Englishman, and that there are many in the corps quite as deserving as he of promotion, but who have the misfortune (in this respect) of being Welsh. Complaints were made recently that Wales did not furnish its proper quota of soldiers to defend the empire. The appointment of Englishmen over the haads of the Wfl-ih in such oases is not calculated to improve matters. I con- fess that I do not know who makes these military selections, but of this I am certain, that if the Volunteer force is to sucoeed, and ba of any use, the Welsh members must not be ignored. The army is not an English, but a. British army." THE NEW MAGAZINE RIFLE.-The first instal- ment of the new rifle for the use of the R.W.F. has been received. These are principally for instruc- tional purposes, and have been issued in the pro- portion of four per company, thus enabling officers and non-commissioned officers to acquire a thorough acquaintance with the new weapon before the general issue to the regiment takes place some months hence. THE 123RD =ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. The officers of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers intend to get up a subscription amongst the men of the regiment for James Davey, the last rank and the survivor of Waterloo, who is now to be seen at the panorama of the battle in Ashley-place. The poor old man, who is ninety-five years of age, has no pension, Wellington having paid off all the men in a lump sum at the conclusion of the war and the officers of his own regiment hope to raise a sufficient sum to keep the veteran in comfort for the rest of his days. if}*) A DAY may be made by either sex, working evenings, '• Send Is. for complete outfit to Royal Drug Co., Ltd.. Imperial Mansions, Oxford-street, London, W. (3068) If you want to keep yourself warm, buy your Winter Clothing at PARRY'S noted Tailoring and Clothing Establishment, 9, CHAPEL STREET. (aQ23)
CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of Our cOlT0spondents.-ED.l
THE GIRL SARAH HUGHES. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-Under the present circumstances, which your readers no doubt will understand, and [ hope fully appreciate, I refrain from making any comments upon the letter which appeared in your last impression from the pen of Mrs. Edwards animadverting upon the statement made by me in the last School Board meeting with respect to the case of the girl Sarah Hughes.-I remain, sir, yours faithfully; REUBEN WALTHO, Attendance Officer, Llangollen School Board.
To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Dear sir,-We are on the eve of another election. The Local Board have appointed a returning officer to make preparations for the election of three new members to fill the places of those whose time has expired. Taking a retrospective view of the last three years, I am truly sorry to think that some of the members of the present Board, and more especially some of those whose time has expired, have advocated schemes of a doubtful character as regards the real interest of the majority of the ratepayers. Indeed, several things have been advocated which were entirely out of harmony with the wishes and interest of the general public. Now that the electors have a chance of eleoting three new members, I would humbly suggest to them to have their eyes wide open and have a good look round, and select three valuable men to represent them on the Board,-men of an independent turn of mind,—men that have some respect for their manhood, their convictions, and opinions,-men that are in touch with the real wants of the town,-men that will advocate schemes because they are convinced that such schemes will benefit and improve the place, and not men that will advocate anything and everything because So-and-so does. Men that are passive have never been good representatives of the people, nor have those that insist on having the mess of pottage and their birth-right as well. Under these circumstances, I would strongly recommend a change, or, in other words, having a little new blood infused into the constitution of the Board. I don't mean to say that change is always good and wise, but in this case I am convinced that it would be very healthy and refreshing. Old ideas were all very well twenty years ago, but in our days they are no better than stagnant pools. The death knel of class and kid-glove legislation has been sounded, and very soon it will be buried face downwards. "A'r wlad a gafodd lonydd." It suited some people's purpose to move heaven and earth in the attempt to remove the Smithfield so as to be in close proximity to "The Jenny Jones." To have a good path from "Green Lodge" to the "Sycamore;" to have new drains made to the surbubs. But we want more done in the centre of the town, and more especially to Regent-street, Oak-street, and some of the squares. Some one asked the question in the last issue of the Llangollen Advertiser, Are all the closets of the right sort and in a working and sanitary condition?" lean say, without fear of being contradicted, that there is an order on the minute book of the Local Board since last August that certain privies in John-street should be converted into water-closets, and that order has not been enforced to this day, and the question naturally asked is, What is the reason that the Board havA nnf. they havd, what is the reason that they have not enforced this order? But perhaps there is a longitude and latitude allowed to a person if he happens to be a member of the Board. I don't know. But one thing I do know, and it is this, that the gentleman in question has set the publio a very bad example by treating the order of his own Board with such contempt. But fair play to him. Some people are more at home in enforcing precepts than in obeying them. Every one to his own taste. Some of the members of the Local Board seem to be eyeless as regards finding any improvement required in the centre of the town, but, as soon as they go to the suburbs, their vision becomes exceedingly strong. In fact, they are like that creature spoken of in Revelation —" they are full of eyes." In reading the account of the proceedings of the last Local Board meeting, I was pleased to find that the members of the Works Committee have been looking over the whole of the main roads, and that they found them in better order than they have been for many years. In supporting the report of the said committee, Mr. Parry is reported to have said that in consequence of finding the roads in such good order, he was puzzled at the contents of the letter sent by the County Surveyor. But if he had put his considering cap on for a few minutes, and asked himself the following questions, the object of the letter would be obvious:—When was the letter written ? What were the contents of the letter ? How did the Clerk of the Local Board know that the County Surveyor had written to the Local Board Surveyor? What was the principal topic for discussion at the meeting, when the surveyor was questioned respecting the existence of that wonderful document ? Was there a notice of motion to be discussed at this particular meeting? I presume there was. But the whole of the manoeuvriugs met with the end they deserved, like all other clumsv pieces of ingenuities or (perhaps better named) still born pieces of stratagems. But how could any man support such a concoction as is involved in the words I am at a loss to know "? It would be well to remember that the Works Committee were out on one of the best days to see the roads." Yes, and it would be well for-the electors to think over their voting papers before filling them up. — o'a WLAD GOOD REASONS WHY! A few of the many Good Reasons why Cadbury" Cocoa enjoys such world-wide popularity "A JRefresTier." Cadbury's Cocoa is a gentle stimulant, and sustains against hunger and bodily fatigue. Cadbury's Cocoa contains all the delicious aroma of tho natural article, without the excessive proportions of fat. v C'a Cocoa is guaran- Cadbury's Cocoa is snara™ Cadbury's Cocoa is rnifle instantly with boilingmilll or water. 0ffia,iSB&S3 dition of Starch, Sugar, &c' Cirioh7nSfl°°w is specially stronotfcflesh-forming and eiples°. Stemmg prin" Cadburts Cocoa is delicious, nnm^ V'°us' digestible, beww g* ?nd a refineij leverage suitable for all seasons of the year. In the whole process of manufacturing Cadbury's mn nV, °COa'the automatic machinery employed tlle neeessity foi its being once touched by the human hand. CADBURY'S COCOA Absolutely PURE Therefore BEST. For Real KIEL BUTTER go to J. RQWLANDS'S Grooer, Llangollen. (2985)
THE LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were— ™ s. d. s- s. d. 8. d. iNew Wheat. 4 8 to 4 10 Rabbits. 1 0 to 1 2 iNew Red do. 4 4 to 4 8 Apples 0 0 to 0 0 ¡,\faIt. Barley. 4 9 to 5 0 Plaice 0 0 to 0 5 [Grindingdo, 3 9 to 4 0 Trout 1 0 to 0 0 ;Oats 3 3 to 4 0 Salmon (lb.). 2 0 to 0 0 |j Beef (lb.) 0 6 to 0 9 Cod Fish (lb.). 0 4 to 0 6 jVeal 0 7$to 0 94 Plums 0 0 to 0 0 jMutton 0 8 to 0 9i Soles (each). 1 10 to 0 0 jLimb 0 8 to 0 9 Onions (lb.) 0 0 to 0 li Pork 0 6 to 0 8 Potatoes (m're) 2 0 to 2 6 .Fowls (couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Butter (lb.). 1 2 to 1 3 ?ucks(couple) 0 0 to 0 0 Eggs .14 to 16 for Is
LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDA..Y.-The demand for wheat continues indifferent, the uncertainty about getting delivery .preventing business, and Friday's rates were barely ;obta.tnable to-day for spot parcels. California futures are ;a.bout unchanged, with a small trade. Indians are steady, ithe shipments from there last week being small.
WLLEXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 4s 6d to 4s 9d per 75 lb. ribs.; barley, 4s Od to 5s 5d; oats, 2s lOd to 3s lOd; butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb.; eggs, 15 to 16 for a shilling; fowls,3s Od to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple; potatoes Is 6d ;to Os 01 per 120 lbs. f
OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—Wheat, 4s 10d to 5s OJ per 75 Jbs.; barley, 4s Od to 5s 0,1 per 70 Ibs; oats, 14s Od to 17s Od per 225 lbs.; butter, Is id to Is 2d per bl.; eggs 17 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per couple; ducks, Os Od to Os Od per couple; rabbits, 2s 4d to 2s 6d per couple.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, &' DEATHS BIRTHS. s March 25th, the wife of Mr. A. C. Minshall, Oswestry, of a son. March 16th, the wife of Mr. Edward Ellis, poulterer, Oak-street, Llangollen, of a son. March 23rd, the wife of Mr. L. R. Hughes, Grapes Hotel, Llangollen, of a son. MARRIAGES. March 24th, at the Grosvenor Park-road Baptist Chapel, Chester, by the Rev. M. F. Wynn, Mr. Wm. Hughes, son of Mr. Godfrey Hughes, Queen-street, Llangollen, to Miss Emma Davies, Dee Hill's Park, Chester. March 19th, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Beatrice-street, Oswestry (by special licence), by the Rev. A. J. Pickworth, Mr. Ed. Tudor, New-street, Wem, to Hannah Elizabeth (Lillie), youngest daughter of the late Mr. Edward Davies, Nant Farm, near Oswestry. DEATHS. March 21st, at the North London Hospital, Mount Vernon, Hampstead, N.W., Mary, wife of,the Rev. J. D. Hughes, Baptist minister, Hermon, Pontygwaith, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Jones, "Advertiser" Office, Llangollen. March 25th, aged 62, Ann, the wife of Mr. Joseph Pughe, Church-street, Llangollen. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Saturday), at 3 p.m. prompt. March, 21st, aged 3 years, at Vron Bachau, Llangollen, John William, son of Mr. Robert Evans, gardener. March 24th, aged 73, at Garth Trevor, Llangollen, Mrs. Margaret Roberts. March 25th, aged 74 years, at Trefynant, Llangollen, Mr. Amos Williams, late of Ty'nypistyll, Llantysilio, near Llangollen. The cortege will start from Irefynant at 3 oclock for St. John's Cemetery, on Saturday, March 30th. Deceased, as will be recollected ov many of the present inhabitants of Llansrollfin. was enjoyed the reputation of being for many years drum- major to the Denbighshire Militia Band, which he joined about the time that regiment was called out on permanent duty in 1855. March 25th, aged 28 years, Mr. John Roberts, quarryman, Llansantffraid G.C. March 14th, aged 72, at Torquay, James Bowers, of Warren Hall, near Chester. March 19th, aged 71, Mr. Thos. Edwards,, Ruthin, formerly draper and farmer. March 19th, aged 67, at Cam-yr-Alyn, Rossett, Wrexham, Edmund Swetenham, Q C., M.P. March 20th, aged 10 months, at Greenfield, Llan. santffraid G.C., Wynne Edwards, son of Mr. R. Edwards, Berwyn Mills.
For MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEADSTONES. AND WREATHS, AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF MONUMENTAL WORK, APPLY TO .u WILLIAM WILLIAMS, 'AT HIS SHOW YARD IN MARKET STREET, LLANGOLLEN. OW W. W. is prepared to compete with any Firm in the Kingdom as regards prices for Stone, Marble, and Granite, and also as to quality of material and workmanship. L1563a]
A SPLENDID COLLECTION.-The 21st anniversary of the Francis-street Congregational Sunday School, Farn worth, near Bolton, was celebrated on Satur- day by a reunion of old scholars and teachers, over which Mr. Alderman Barnes, B.A., J.P., presided. i'he annual school sermons were preached on Sun- day, when the collections and gifts amounted to the magnificent sum of £698 7s. 8d., which places the church completely out of debt and leaves a balance in hand. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BUILDINGS FOR NORTH WALES.—The committee appointed by the Univer- sity College of North Wales to secure designs for school buildings under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act has been held at the Queen's Hotel, Chester. It was provisionally resolved that designs should be invited for two schools-viz., a school for 100 boys, at an estimated cost of £2,000; and a dual school for an aggregate of the same number of pupils of both sexes, at a cost of £2,250. Mr. Henry Tate has placed the sum of A125 at the disposal of the committee for premiums, &c. DOCKYARD WAGES IN WALES.—An appeal is being addressed by the Pembroke Dockyard labourers to the Welsh members of Parliament, asking them to assist the men in their request to the Government for increased wages. The workmen, it is represented, are working in the Pembroke Dockyard for starvation wages of 15s. per week, and out of this miserable pittance they are expected to feed, clothe, and educate their families. The men urge that to call a Government a Christian Government who expect these white slaves' to live morally on this sum is little short of blasphemy." Large families are living in disgraceful hovels in the district. The men trust that when the navy estimates are brought on the Welsh members will raise their voices against the enormous salaries paid to the head officials in the royal yards, and endeavour to assist the unfortunate workmen. FNM TO AH.—If you are suffering from any disease or ailment, I will send youfree a prescription for its cure.-Dr. J. P. MOUNTAIN, Ltd., Imperial Mansions, Oxford Street, London, W.C. (3067)