FATAL COLLISION OFF HOLYHEAD. On Friday, January 31, there was landed at Plymouth Capt. Hugh Edmondstone, sole survivor of the crew of the brigantine Lancashire Witch, of Barrow-in-Furness, which was run down and sunk instantly by collision with the Spanish steamer Yrmac, trom Liverpool, twelve miles off Holyhead. The night being dark but clear, Brightness lights burning brightly, sud- denly the lights of the steamer were seen, and before her course could be altered the brigantine had been struck on her quarter and went down, carrying with her those of the crew who were below. Capt. Edmondstone was flung into the water by the shock. On rising to the sur- face he found all that remained of his vessel were a few boards, to which he clung and after a quarter of an hour, during which he suffered intensely from cold, he was picked up by a steamboat, which cruised about sometime, but could see no other of the crew—one of whom, Samuel McCaron belonged to North Swilly, Ireland; another to Belfast, and another to Barrow. The remainder were Norwegians. The Brigantine was bound to Swansea, and belonged to Fisher and Son, Barrow.
FLINTSHIRE ASSIZES. This assize was commenced at Mold on Thursday, Jan. 30, before Mr. Justice Manisty. The grand jury made a presentment that two assizes for each county and one composite assize in the year were sufficient for the require- ments of justice. George Blythin. lamplighter, Flint, pleaded guilty to breaking into the Ship Inn, Flint, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and stealing over S3 and some rum, and was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. William Roberts Hooson, aged 19, farmer, charged with the manslaughter of Edward Roberts, farmer, Tryddyn, in a fight on Christmas Eve, was acquitted, and the bill against William Hooson, his father, for the same offence, was thrown out. There was one civil cause, the Mold Local Board v. Wheldon, which was an action for possession of a piece of ground on the Bailey Hill. Messrs. Marshall and Hig- gins, instructed by Mr. Roper, appeared for the plaintiffs, and Messrs. Swetenham and Coxon for the defendant. The case lasted until Friday afternoon, the real gist of it being whether a certain fencs had been in its present position since 1854. The jury found for the defendant. The Judge said he was sorry he could not order a fee for the j urymen.
THE BANNER CROSS MURDER. Peace has made an extraordinary statement respecting the murder. He states that on the night Mr. Dyson was shot he was at Banner Cross at the request of Mrs. Dyson, with whom he had an appointment. On reaching the house he saw her go upstairs, and he alleges that she made signs to him signifying that Mr. Dyson was within, and that he (Peace) was not to enter the house. In con- sequence of the signs he remained outside, and presently Mrs. Dyson came into the yard with a lighted candle. He followed her, and remained talking to her for some time. At that time there was a warrant out against' Peace at the instance of Mr. Dyson. He asked Mrs. Dyson to get her husband to withdraw it. She replied, I can't do it. He wants £40 to square the matter." At this moment Mr. Dyson came into the yard, and, accord- ing to Peace, a struggle took place between the deceased and his wife, in the course of which a pistol, which Mrs. Dyson had in her hand, went off. Peace then ran away. Charles Peace, described as a picture frame dealer, 41 years of age, was on Tuesday morning placed upon his trial at Leeds Assizes, before Mr. Justice Lopes, for the murder of Mr. Arthur Dyson, civil engineer, at Banner- cross, Sheffield, on 29th November, 1876. The prisoner, who appeared very weak, was placed in a chair, a warder occupying a seat on each side of him.—Mr, Campbell having opened the case, Mrs. Dyson gave evidence as to her acquaintance with Peace, and explained the circum- stances attending the shooting of her husband, Mr. Dyson. Would swear that after the first shot was fired, her husband did not get hold of the prisoner. He did not catch hold of prisoner's arm. She had her photograph taken along with Peace. She thought in 1876; it might have been 1875. She never wrote to him thus-" I write these few lines to thank you for all your kindness, which I shall never forget." She had been at the Marquis of Waterford at Sheffield with Peace, and at the Norfolk Dining Rooms. She had been once at the Star Music Hall in Spring-street. She had not obtained drink on Peace's credit. On the day of the murder she went to the Stag Hotel, Sharrow. A man followed her in, and sat down beside her. She was pre- pared to swear that man was not the prisoner. She ad- mitted she had been Islightly inebriated at the Halfway House, but had not been turned out. Mrs. Dyson went through her cross-examination with great firmness.— Charles Brassington, labourer, stated that on the 29th of November he was in the Bannercross Hotel, when prisoner asked if he was acquainted with the strangers who had recently come, to reside at Bannercross. He showed witness a bundle of letters and some photographs. He said he would make it hot for the strangers, and would shoot them both.—Two other witnesses deposed to hearing a shot, and finding Mr. Dyson lying wcAinded. One of the witnesses saw a man running away, but did not recognize him.—A police- man deposed to finding a bundle of letters near the wall of Dyson's house.—Mrs. Dyson, re-called, said that a photograph produced was the one of herself and Peace together.—Rose Sykes said she heard Peace threaten Mr. Dyson, whom he attempted to trip up.—Mr. Lockwood addressed the jury for the prisoner, asking for a verdict of not guilty, on the suggestion that Peace first fired in the air to frighten Mr. Dyson; that on the latter attempting to seize him a struggle ensued, and that the pistol went off by accident, causing his death.—The Judged in summing up, pointed out that the case did not rest on the unsupported testimony of Mrs. Dyson, nor was any explanation given of the sug- gestion that she would now by perjury ensure his convic- tion. The trial terminated at 7.40 on Tuesday night. After an absence of fifteen minutes the jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to death in the usual way. The convict, on Wednesday, professed to be extremely ill, and unable to take food. At the close of the trial, on Tuesday evening, he was removed] to Armley gaol. Mrs. Thompson has made a formal claim for the Govern- ment reward of £100, offered for the apprehension and conviction of Peace for the murder of Mr. Dyson.
TRIAL OF THE CITY*OF GLASGOW BANK DIRECTORS. On Thursday, the Dean of Faculty delivered an able address on behalf of Robert Stronach, the manager. He complained that serious charges had been preferred by the Crown against the prisoners, and abandoned only in the course of the enquiry. He did not deny that the affairs of the bank might have been conducted upon aa unsound basis, but he contended that it was a system which had been consistently pursued throughout the whole history of the bank. He urged that Mr. Stronach had suffered from the condition of the concern at the time he became its manager, and that with the best intents he had failed to retrieve its position. The directors, who were the heirs of a doleful inheritance of bad accounts, could render no assistance endurance became his daily portion, ceaseless anxieties overtook him, and, now that fortune had wholly deserted the ship, he found himself indicted at the bar of a court of justice as a criminal. Mr. Stronach's conduct was throughout compatible with innocence, and inconsist- ent with guilt. The Lord Justice Clerk proceeded to sum up the facts of the case. He commenced by warning the jury to think of nothing but what had been given in evidence. He sub- mitted three questions which arose out of the charge, namely—first, whether the balance sheets were false secondly, whether each or any of the prisoners knew that they were false and thirdly, whether the circulation and publiction of the balance sheets were made with a fraudu- lent intention. The learned judge then went into the evidence with regard to the manner in which the accounts were said to be falsified. The chief witness as to this was ifr. Morrison, but he had given his evidence in a very confused manaer. He would leave it to them to judge whether it was to be relied on. Respecting the state of the large accounts, he thought there was sufficient evi- dence to prove that the directors had a general knowledge of how they stood. In conclusion, he said that, whatever their verdict might be, he was sure it would command the respect and approbation of the country. The jury retired at five minutes to four, and, after an absence ot nearly two hours, returned with the following verdict :—We find the panels Lewis Potter and Robert Summers Stronach guilty of all the charges as libelled; and we find the panels John Stewart, Robert Salmond, William Taylor, Henry Inglis, and John Innes Wright guilty of uttering and using, as libelled, false balance sheets or statements of the affairs of the City of Glasgow Bank. Sentence was deferred. On Saturday, the Lord Justice Clerk pronounced sentence. In the case of Potter and Stronach, convicted of having directly falsified the balance sheets, a sentence of eighteen months' imprisonment was passed while the rest of the directors, who were only convicted of uttering the falsified sheets, were sentenced to eight months' imprisonment each. The leniency of the sentences is said to have excited much comment.
MR. JOHN ROBERTS, M.P., ON THE DEPRESSION OF TRADE. Mr. John Roberts, M.P., presided at the annual Cyfar- fod Cystadleuol (competitive meeting), in connection with the Sunday-schools of the Welsh Presbyterian Church, Prince's-road, Liverpool, and its branches, held on Wednesday, January 29. In the course of his address, the hon. gentleman said we were passing through what must be termed bad times. He need not stay to prove the truth of that assertion, nor would he then dwell upon the causes of them; but the fact being self-evident, they might per- haps counsel one another with the very safe though rather common-place advice of prudence and patience. He knew that many of his Welsh friends were engaged in the building trade. Amongst the Welsh people of Liverpool, they might call building their national trade and he was glad to know that many of their Welsh brethren had carried on that trade with profit to themselves, and he firmly believed—though others said not—with advantage to the public. (Applause.) But, as they well knew, there was great depression in that important branch of trade— h& feared the depression would be still greater—and the same effects were at work in Wales, for not only were their mines unproductive, but even their famous slate quarries were almost at a standstill. In view of this de- pression they should counsel one another, as he had said, to exercise patience and prudence. There was no special reason for urging upon Welshmen the necessity for industry and thrift, for, although there were many lamentable exceptions, the Welsh peo- ple, as a whole, were an industrious and thrifty people. But their failing, perhaps—and it was one common to maay other nations—was that of being rather too san- guine and speculative. These were times in which they could well recommend patience and prudence—patience to wait, perhaps even to suffer; and that prudence which would prevent people, through slackness of times and want of work, from throwing away proll ts and hard-earned savings in new ventures which in the present condition of things were likely to prove unprofitable. He thought that a very important subject, and one worthy of the consideration of many present. As to the relation of the slackness of the times and the special object of that meet- ing, he would just venture to remark that it ought to be. and doubtless it was, a source of satisfaction to many of them that meetings like those had fostered amongst the working classes tastes and pursuits which might prove a very agreeable relief to them from the monotony of en- forced idleness. It was a noteworthy fact that times of national depression and suffering had often produced the most brilliant works of genius and the most solid addi- tions to science and art. He hoped with respect to the working classes of Wales—whether miners in South or quarrymen in North Wales or tradesmen in Liverpool— that those leisure hours which, he feared, would be too lengthened, might not lead them into that mischief which they always attributed to idle hands and idle minds, but that in them they might have resort to habits of self-cul- ture and self-improvement. The result, he hoped, would be that they would see many a well-pointed englyn, many a sweet sonnet, and still more substantial additions to literature, arising from the not unmixed misfortune of bad times, and that those pursuits would tend to elevate their country people in the better times for which they all hoped. (Applause.) J
THE AFGHAN WAR. ABANDONMENT OF THE KHOST DISTRICT BY GENERAL ROBERTS. A telegram from the Standard correspondent with General Roberts' expedition to the Khost district states that General Roberts had not proceeded more than a day's march on his return to Koorum, when he was over- taken by a messenger from the native chief whom he had left in command of the fort at Matoon, with the news that many thousands of hostile Mongols had assembled in the neighbourhood of the fort. The general, with his usual promptitude, made a forced march back with half his troops, rescued the defenders of the fort, burned the stores there and then marched back. His little army was so closely pressed by the masses of hostile Mongols that came down from the surrounding hills that the cavalry who were covering the retiring infantry, had to dismount and use their firearms, killing a chief and several other of the enemy. Being convinced that such attacks would be incessant, General Roberts has for the present abandoned the Khost district. His troops are to be reinforced by the Punjab contingent, which has received orders to march to the Koorum Valley. THE AMEER. It is announced from St. Petersburg that the Ameer has entered Russian territory, that the Russians are trying to persuade him not to persevere in his intention to go to St. Petersburg, but that he is determined to do so. WALI MAHOMED. NVali Mahomed, the half brother of Shere Ali, arrived at Hazarpir on Saturday, Feb. 1, accompanied by a small body of horsemen, and was met outside the British camp by General Roberts. The Standard's correspondent says that although the negotiations carried on with Wali Mahomed during his stay at Hazarpir were, of course, strictly private, the general opinion there was that the object of his visit was to obtain support should he assume the position of claimant to the Afghan throne. The correspondent adds that it was not likely the Government would give him the assistance he required till it was known who would be the most popular candidate among the Afghans. The Viceroy reports that the Ghilzais have de- feated the Safis, and are now attacking the Tezeen fort, which Yakoob Khan took from them. NEW MILITARY MOVEMENT. A new military movement is reported in a telegram from the Viceroy to the India Office. General Maude, with a combined force from Jumrood, Ali Musjid, and Dakka, on Monday, January 27, occupied the Bazar Valley, inhabited by the tribe of Kybereese, who, by their frequent attacks on convoys, and by murdering camp stragglers, have endangered, and sometimes com- pletely interrupted the British line of communication through the pass. On the approach of General Maude's troops the inhabitants took to flight, after having set fire to everything they could, but some of them hover about the British lines after dark, and fire at picquets and bag- gage escorts. TELEGRAM FROM THE VICEROY. CIVIL COMMOTIONS AT CABUL. RUMOURED DEATH OF THE AMEER. The following telegram has been sent to the Press As- sociation from the India Office for publication :—From Viceroy, 4th February, 1879. Cavagnari reports civil commotions at Cabul. disputes between Yakoob and Kizilbashers. Numbers of Sidars have left Cabul with their families. Continued report of sickness and death of the Ameer in Turkestan, but no authentic news. Maude returns from Bazaar, satisfactory arrangements having been made with the deputations from Bara. Sandeman has .effected satisfactory settlement of Chaman dispute. Mahsuds reported to be awaiting further in- instructions from Cabul. General Roberts left Hazarpir on Tuesday for Koorum, and General Maude's troops have returned from their occupation of the Bazar Valley, "the Zakka. Khels," the Viceroy says, "having fulfilled their engagements, and shown a disposition to maintain friendly relations." All quiet," was the concluding sentence of the Viceroy's telegram on Wednesday to the India Office. Hitherto the winter has been unusually mild, and a few days ago the correspondent of the Standard spoke of the possi- bility of General Roberts, on his return to Koorum, pushing on through the Shutarga.rdan Pass, to form a junction with General Stewart. But this week snow has fallen at Peiwar, Koorum, and on the hills which General Stewart would have to cros3 in his advance on Ghuzni, which will probably stay any further military movements of moment till the spring. General Roberts has sent Wali Mahomed, Shere Ali's half-brother, to Jellalabad, thinking it better that he should be placed in direct com- munication with Major Cavagnari, the chief political officer with the invading armies. THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN FRANCE. RESIGNATION OF MARSHAL MACMAHON. ELECTION OF HIS SUCCESSOR. On Thursday, Jan. 30th, Marshal MacMahon sent in his resignation of the office of President of the French Republic. He was elected to the post for seven years, on the 19th November, 1873, and had consequently nearly two more years to serve before the expiration of his term. The letter announcing his resignation was addressed to the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. It stated that he considered the measures respecting the high military commands submitted to him by the Ministry were contrary to the interests of the army, and conse- quently of the country, and that as any other Ministry formed from the majority would impose the same condi- tions upon him, he felt bound to resign. This letter having been read in both Houses, a Congress of the two Chambers at once assembled. M. Martel, the President of the Senate, presided. The letter of resignation having been again read, the election of a new President commenced M. Grevy was chosen by a large majority, 563, votes to 99 for General Chanzy. M. Grevy being President of the Chamber at once resigned that office. There were immense crowds on the Paris boulevards, awaiting the news from Versailles, but no disturbances of any kind occurred. Marshal MacMahoa wrote a letter on Thursday to M. Jules Grevy, expressing a wish to pay him a visit as soon as he should be elected President of the Republic. The latter, in reply, said he was deeply sensible of this mark of extreme courtesy on the part of the Marshal, but he insisted that it was for him (M. Grevy) to pay the first visit. Marshal MacMahon, however, persisted in his his original intention. M. GAMBETTA ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER. M. Gambetta has been elected president of the Chamber of Deputies by 314 votes, out of a total of 405. The Message of the new President of the Republic will probably be communicated to the Chambers on Thursday. The Ministers waited on M. Grevy to give in their re sigilations, but he expressed a hope that for the present at least they would continue in office. RESIGNATION OF M. DUFAURE. As M. Dufaure persisted in resigning the presidency of the French council of ministers, M. Waddington, the foreign minister, has been entrusted with the task of forming a new cabinet. THE NI N MINISTRY. Paris, Tuesday. The Journal des Debats states that the new Ministry will be composed as follows:—M. Waddington, President of Council and Minister for Foreign Affairs; M. Leon, Secretary for Finance; M. Demarere, Interior; M. Levoyer, Justice; M. Jules Ferry, Public Instruction and Fine Arts; M. Bardoux, Public Worship; M. Lepere, Agriculture M. De Freycinet, Public Work General Gresley, War; and Admiral Pothuan, Marine.
NORTH WALES COUNTIES LUNATIC ASYLJIM. The annual meeting of the visitors and subscribers to the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum was held on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, at the boardroom of the institution at Den- bigh, under the presidency of Mr. T. Hughes (chairman).—Mr. Pennant, moved the re-election of Mr. T. Hughes as chairman. —The Rev. W. Hicks Owen seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried.-The Chairman, in acknowledging his re- election, expressed his gratification at the large attendance of gentlemen from the several counties in union, and his thanks for the confidence they had shown in re-appointing him as their chairman, a post he had now held for 24 years. He felt that the time was approaching when he must give way to another, but as long as he was spared he would continue to do his best to further the interests of the institution. There was nothing in the affairs of the asylum calling for any special notice. The average weekly cost per head of patients was 8s. 9d., a reduction of tel. on the previous year-the cost being on a par with the lowest in the kingdom—the average number of private patients 25, and of pauper patients 380. Denbigh was 12 over the quota, Flint 17, and Merionethshire 4 Carnarvon and Anglesey were respectively 28 and 12 under the quota.—On the motion of Mr. Burton, seconded by Mr. Dixon, Mr. Robinson was re-elected clerk. Archdeacon Smart and the Rev. W. Hicks Owen were re-elected honorary auditors, and the following house committee was elected :—Mr. T Hughes, Rev. W. Hicks Owen, Archdeacon Smart, Mr. Richard Williams, Mr. W. D. Wynn Griffith, Mr. P. H. Chambres, Mr. Heaton, Mr. Pennant, Mr. Gold Edwards, Mr. Dixen, Mr. O. Burton, Rev. R. H. Howard, and Captain Mesham.—Dr. Williams, the medical superintendent, read the 30th annual report, which stated that 107 patients had been admitted during the year—4 private, 38 pauper males, and 65 pauper females, of whom 8 males and 15 females had been previously under treat- ment. Twenty males and 22 females had been discharged. There had been 41 deaths, the number remaining on the books on Dec. 31, 1878, being 192 male and 194 female paupers and 13 private patients of each sex. The tetal number under treatment during the year was 503, the number of those admitted exceed- ing the previous year by 3, and in age they varied from 14 to 80. Ten pauper males and 24 females left recovered, the proportion of recoveries per cent. on the admissions being 32, or 2 per cent. above the average for the whole of the county and borough asylums. There was an annual diminution in the number of deaths, the record being six fewer:than the previous year, whilst the number under treatment had increased. There had been one successful escape, the only occurrence known for many years. The average daHy number resident had risen from 396 to !06; the greatest number in the asylum on any one day being 422, whilst the accommodation provided was for 419 only. The general health of the patients ra exceptionally good, but few patients requiring medical treatment. Three male atten- dants had been dismissed for insubordination with these excep- tions the conduct of the employe's was good.—On the motion of Dr. Richards, the reports, with the statement of accounts, were adopted, and ordered to be printed.—Attention was called to the admission from the Hawarden union of a pauper named T. G. Pavey, who was in a moribund state when brought to the asylum, and died 20 hours after his admission. At the request of Mr. Pennant, the correspondence which had passed between the committee and Mr. Rigby, the clerk to the Hawarden union, was read, it being stated by the clerk that the recommenda- tion of the union doctor was endorsed by the opinion of two private practitioners, under whose treatment the man, who had refused food for ten days, had been.—Captain Verney charac- terized the explanation as most unsatisfactory, and after some discussion, it was resolved, by the casting vote of the chairman, to forward the correspondence to the Lunacy Commission- ers. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceed- ings.
The Medical profession are now ordering Cadbury.s Cocoa Essence in thousands of cases, because it contains more nutritious and flesh-forming elements than any other beverage, and is preferable to the thick starchy Cocoa ordinarily sold. When you ask for Cadbury's Cocoa Essence be sure that you get it, as shopkeepers often push imitations for the sake of extra profit. Makers to the Queen. Paris depot: 90, Faubourg St. Honore. EMIGRATION TO NEW ZEALAND.—Intelligence has been received of the arrival at their destinations of the follow- ing ships conveying Government Emigrants and des- patched by Sir Julius Vogel, the Agent General for New Zealand in October and November last. The Maraval" fur Auckland. Waikato for Canterbury, and West- ern Monarch for The Bluff, Otago. RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE.—The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appre- ciation sf its merits by the public has been attended with the usual result, viz. a flood of imitations the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in imitating the square shape, but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the gennine article. The manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buyers to see "Reckitt's Paris Blue" on each packet.
MR. WATKIN WILLIAMS AND THE REPRE- SENTATION OF SOUTHWARK. In accordance with the plan adopted by the Liberal Two Hundred of Southwark, it was lately determined to hold two meetings at which the Committee might hear the political views of the gentlemen from whom it is proposed to select a colleague to stand with Mr. Andrew Dunn In the Liberal interest at the next election. The candidates for the suffrages of the Two Hundred" were Professor Thorold Rogers (of Oxford), Mr. Pass- more Edwards, Mr. J. Leicester (a working man), Mr. Watkin Williams, M.P., and Sir John Bennett, each of whom had agreed to abide by the decision of the Committee, and retire in favour of the gentleman upon whom the choice of that body should finally rest. The first meeting at which the three first named candidates were announced to speak, was held on Tuesday night, January 28, at the Bridge House Hotel, London-bridge, Mr. Parish, the vice-president of the organization, in the chair. Letters were read by Mr. E. H. Bayley, the hon. secretary, from the Right Hon. A. Ayrton, declining to enter into the competi- tion, and from Mr. Passmore Edwards, offering to retire in favour of Professor Thorold Rogers, if the Committee would select the latter gentleman. The matter evoked some discus- sion, but was eventually left open for further consideration. Professor Rogers and Mr. J. Leicester then addressed the meet- ing. On Wednesday, addresses were delivered by Sir John Bennet and Mr. Watkin Williams, M.P. Mr. Watkin Williams, M.P., after a few remarks in advocacy of the caucus system, said that under any circumstances he should have desired that there should be no mistake whatever as to his opinions or as to the requirements of the constituency. (Hear, hear.) The broad basis upon which he stood as a Liberal before them had for its deepest foundation the rule that it was the duty of those who formed the Government of the country to conduct its affairs for the benefit of the people and inhab- itants of that country, and not for the benefit of dynasties of Royal families, that the business of the country should be con- ducted according to the views anl1 opinions of the people, and not according to the fancies of Sovereigns or Statesmen. That was the basis of his Liberalism and if he were to use one word I as a short expression of his political principles he should address to them the name of the greatest statesman, not only of England, but of Europe, viz., Mr. Gladstone. (Cheers.) On the question of the foreign policy of the Government, he pointed out that it was being carried on in such a way that the people had no control over it, and Parliament had no practical remedy against the evils the Government involved them in. The opinion that was entertained by some people that by stopping the supplies Parliament had a check upon the executive, was one of the most extraordinary fallacies that ever possessed any one. They had no such remedy. The only remedy they had was in turning out such a Government. (Cheers.) Upon home questions, Mr. Williams said he was strongly in favour of the most absolute religious equality and also of a compulsory and secular education. He advocated the Disestablishment of the English Church, and what was far more important, its dis- endowment. The revenues of the Church he would have applied to their proper destination, viz., the free education of the people. As to the City guilds, he considered that in this respect there was a vast Augean stable of corruption to be cleansed, and he believed that the Hercules to cleanse it would be found in Mr. Gladstone. (Cheers.) He could not support the Permissive Bill. Several questions having been put to the hon. gentlemen and satisfactorily answered, the usual vote of thanks for the address was proposed and passed. The meeting then proceeded to the selection of the candidate by means of a ballot election. The four names submitted were those of Professor Thorold Rogers, Mr. J. Leicester, Sir J. Bennett, and Mr. Watkin Williams, M.P. Three votes were taken, the gentlemen in the minority retiring in favour of the remainder. Accordingly, by this process, Mr Leicester was declared to have retired upon the first ballot, he having received the least number of votes Sir John Bennett was next thrown out, and after him Mr. Williams, it being declared that the choice of the Two Hundred" had fallen upon Professor Thorold Rogers. This decision was sub- sequently continued by a show of hands.
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON FLAGSHIP ON FIRE. Considerable excitement was caused in Portsmouth on Tuesday afternoon, when it was known that the flagsh ip Duke of Wellington was on fire. A signal gun was fired for assistance, and steam tugs were sent from the dockyard, when a large portion of powder on board was removed. Shortly before five o'clock the fire signals were pulled down, denoting the 'extinguishing of the tire which had originated in the sail room in the fore part of the ship. It is believed little damage has been done, but owing to the dense smoke no examination has yet been made. When the gun was fired, and signals of distress hoisted, the officials of the Dockyard quickly despatched the steam tugs Grinder and Malta, together with the water tank and powerful manual fire engine, which requires 120 men to man. Fire engines fitted into steam launches were also sent. The fire had been got under in about two hours, and the tugs then ceased. The fire is supposed to have been caused through the spontaneous combustion of some oiled waste.
THE OSWESTRY PUBLIC HOUSE COMPANY, LIMITED. The first half-yearly general meeting of the shareholders of this Company was held at the Harlech Casile Public- house, Oswald-road, on Monday, Feb. 3, the Rt. Hon. Lord Harlech, President of the Company, in the chair. There were also present Mr. H. Cattle, deputy chairman, the Rev. Canon Howell Evans, vicar of Oswestry, Mr. W. H. Spaull, Mr. J. Whitridge Thomas, Mr. Edward Evans, the Rev. T. Gasquoine, Mr. J. Williams, Post- office, Mr. W. H. Thomas, and Mr. G. Thomas, Salop- road, Mr. T. Owen, The Library, Mr. Oliver, Mr. Edwd. Lloyd, secretary, &c. The CHAIRMAN said the report of the Directors and the statement of accounts for the half-year had been before them, and as they had waited for some time for the purpose of forming a quorum, perhaps it would be con- venient that they should be taken as read. (Hear, hear.) In moving the adoption of the report, he would call their recollection to the last meeting there, when they were met for the purpose of opening that house. They had then been full of hopes, but those hopes had been partly mingled with doubts and fears for the success of the Com- pany. Now his pleasing duty was to congratulate them upon the success of the past half-year's operations, which had resulted in a small but sure profit. The receipts for each month had gradually increased almost without ex- ception since they had started. In October they had been £3;) 13s. Id.; in November JE54 16s. Id.; in Dec. £58 7s. 2d.; in January £72 lis. They had made a large jump in January, and it was partly accounted for by there being five Wednesdays, i.e. market days, in the month, and the holding of the Musical Festival, which brought them a good deal of custom. He pointed out that the margin of profit was very small, the working expenses amounting to 97 per cene. of the total receipts, so that it was only by the great number of their customers that they were enabled to make a profit. It must be a cardinal point with them to make the Company a financial success or it would fail commercially and come to an end. (Hear, hear.) The Directors would study the strictest economy, but would not lose sight of any opportunity of improving their premises which might offer itself. They had had many overtures from Friendly Societies, but at present they did not see their way to accommodating them, although they hoped to do so in the future, as that was a point of very great importance. (Hear, hear.) It would be noticed that in the balance sheet there were certain calls stated to be in arrears, but £26 17s. 6d. had been received since the beginning of the year and since the sheet had been made up, and there was every reason to believe that the remainder would be paid. After that came the debts due to tradesmen and others, amounting to .£213 18s. 4d., of that £10218s. lOd. had been paid, and they had plenty of money in the bank to pay the remainder. To give the shareholders an idea of the extent of their custom he remarked that as the usual price of articles down stairs was a penny, although there were some exceptions, they had had what was equal to upwards of 70,000 persons in five months. The success which had attended them financially had however been very small compared with what its moral effect had been. (Hear, hear.) Many persons had come there who would have gone where they would not have been so comfort- able, and where they would have met with temptations they certainly did not find in that house. (Hear, hear.) The customers had always appeared contented and happy, and although he had not personally had an opportunity of attending during the busiest times of business, he was in- formed that the same was the case during such times. (Hear, hear.) He concluded by moving the adoption of the report. The DEPiJTr-CHAIRMAN seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. The report ran as follows :— The Directors hase much pleasure in submitting to the share- holder* the accompanyin £ statement of accounts for the period from 20th July to 31st December last. The profit amounts to £,15178. 2}d., and after setting aside £.8 19s. 8d. for depreciation of furniture and fittings, there remains a balance of £.6 17s. 6!d. available for dividend, which is equal to 8J per cent. of the share capital received. Out of this sum the Directors recommend the payment of a dividend at the rate of six per cent. per annum, carrying forward £.2 3s. 9}d. to next half-year. The Directors desire to express their hope that this result may be considered satisfactory for a beginning, and that the pecuniary success they are enabled to announce is an indication of the beneficial results the movement is likely to produce in the town and neighbourhood of Oswestry. The Directors regret that in consequence of the limited extent of their premises they have hitherto been unable to provide accommodation for the meetings of Friendly Societies, but the subject is still receiving their attention. The Directors who retire at this meeting are Messrs. M. S. Forster, Thos. Minshall, and J. W. Thomas, all of whom are eligible, and offer themselves for re-election. The auditors, Messrs. Wm. Jackson and W. H. Thomas, also retire they are eligible, and offer themselves tor re-election. Signed on behalf of the Board, Oswestry, 24th January, 1879. HARLECH, Chairman. The CHAIRMAN then proposed that a dividend, at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum, be declared for the half- year. The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN seconded this motion, which was also carried unanimously. The CHAIRMAN proposed, and Mr. W. H. SPAULL seconded the re-election of the retiring directors, and it was carried. The Rev. T. GASQUOINE proposed, and Mr. ED. EVANS seconded, the re-election of the auditors, which was carried. The CHAIRMAN proposed, and the DEPUTY CHAIRMAN seconded, that the half-yearly general meetings be held in the months of February and August, and this was agreed to. The VICAR proposed a vote of thanks to the noble Chair- man and the Directors. (Applause). He was quite sure that if they had had a great deal of trouble they had been more than rewarded by the success which was now shown. They,, as shareholders, might consider themselves very fortunate in having such thorough business men to manage the affairs of the Company, at the same time he ought to say that they hoped in the future they might be able to commence another house in a still more central part of the town, and be encouraged by their present success to launch out still further. (Hear, hear.) The prudence with which the Company was carried on was shown by the allowance for the depreciation in value of furniture and fittings, and if a great many other companies had made such allowances they would not have seen so many failures at that time. (Hear, hear). The Company had conferred a great boon, which was likely to prove very beneficial to the town. The Rev. T. GASQUOINE, in seconding the vote of thanks, said he had been asked to state that the Directors were looking forward to the improvements to the Market Hall and Cross-street as likely to afford them an opportunity of carrying on business in a more central part of the town. (Hear, hear.) He thought the sug- gestion made once or twice in the local paper worthy of the consideration of the Directors, namely, the providing of an ordinary on market days. The CHAIRMAN, in response, said that for himself he said nothing, but for the Directors he could endorse fulfy what Mr. Howell Evans had said as to their being busi- ness men, and he was very much indebted to them for their help in managing the affairs of the Company, with- out which help he could never have hoped to have sur- mounted the difficulties they had. They were fully alive to the subject alluded to by Mr. Gasquoine, and when the opportunity served they hoped to have the plea- sure of announcing to the shareholders that they had extended their business, and that they had met with not only as great success as at present, but had gone on from well to better. (Cheers.) Mr. J. W. THOMAS proposed, and Mr. E. EVANS seconded, a vote of thanks to the Auditors, which was carried. Mr. W. H. THOMAS acknowledged the compliment, and the proceedings then terminated.
The Directors of the Midland Railway will recommend a dividend for the half-year on ordinary stock, at the rate of 51 per cent. per annum.
WHO IS MR. WALL? I The following letter appears in the Standard:— | Sir,—Will you permit me to warn my brother amateurs, who may be thinking of assisting at public entertainments for charitable objects, that while they are trying to lighten the sorrows of others they may be brewing trouble for themselves. On the 16th of January a concert was given in our Town Hall, in aid of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary. One of the singers sang, "Yes, let me like a soldier fall," and in consequence, I, as one of the promoters of the concert, received a letter to- day asking me for the modest sum of 40s. for an infringment of the Copyright Act. It would seem from this that, though a song may be bought and paid for, it cannot be sung without per- mission of the registered proprietor" of the sole liberty of per- forming, &c. The claim set forth in this letter may be law, but it certainly is not justice. But even if the full justice of the claim be admitted, the fact that the concert was promoted for the good of the sick and suffering ought to be in itself sufficient to satisfy the registered proprietor," and to soften the heart of even the" secretary of a protection office." I append a copy of the letter. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, J. T. BURTON WOLLASTOX. Montgomery, January 31. (Copy). "Authors, Composers, and Artistes' Copyright and Performing Right Protection Offices, 8, Colebrooke-row, Islington, N., 30th January, 1879. "(Opera) Maritana. Rev. Sir,—As for and on behalf of, and under a power of attorney, Jno. F Adams, Esq., the 'registered' proprietor of the sole liberty of representing or performing, or causing or permitting to be represented or performed the above, or any part thereof, I hereby claim immediate payment by you unto me of the sum of P-2, the amount of statutory penalty' of 40s. incurred by you by having performed, or caused or permitted' to be performed, a certain part of the same (to wit), the song entitled 'Yes, let me like a soldier fall,' at the Town Hall, Montgomery, on the ICth inst., without the consent in writing first had and obtained of the aforesaid proprietor of such said sole liberty (contrary to and against the statutory provisions in that behalf contained). Unless the labove-named amount be paid unto me on or before Monday next, the 3rd of February, the matter will be placed without further notice in the hands of the solicitors, with instructions to issue legal process against you in respect thereof. I am, Rev. Sir, your obedient Servant, "H. WALL. Secretary. "The Rev. Burton Wollaston, Montgomery."
THE COLOURS OF THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT. On Thursday, Jan. 30th, the old colours of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot were formally presented to the authorities of Chester Cathedral by Colonel Tyacke, 22nd Regiment, and com- manding officer of the depot, and Major French (who was formerly attached to the regiment). The ceremony commenced by the cathedral dignitaries and staff marching in procession and meeting the military party near the west door. The procession then reformed and walked into the choir singing Onward Christian soldiers." Colour-Sergeants Stanton and Maxwell laid the colours (which were much worn and shot- riddled) upon the Lord's table, and several short prayers were said by the Dean. The clergy, by clerks, and choristers, pre- ceding the military, then marched by the south aisle into the transept of St. Oswald. Colonel Tyacke here presented the colours to the Dean, saying he did so with great pleasure for the purpose of placing them in the noble cathedral, the restora- tion of which was mainly due to the dean. Those colours were presented to the regiment by that illustrious soldier General Sir Charles Napier, at Tuckshi, and six years afterwards they were present at the glorious victory of Hyderabad, under that general. It was most befitting that the colours should lie placed over the beautiful Qtained window which was a record to the memory of Major-General Harding, C.D. (of the 22nd regiment, and fifteen years the commander of it), and of those officers who, under him, distinguished themselves at Mecannee, General Harding was there most severely wounded. and almost cufcto pieces.The Dean, in reply, said he received the flags in the name of the chapter collectively, who were much gratified with the honour done to them by the presenta- tion. He valued their presence, and would keep them with reverential care. One great interest of an ancient church of that kind was the possession of monuments of the past, and in that light they looked upon the colours. The colours were more precious to them as being memorials of Sir Charles Napier and Major-General Harding. When in that cathedral the mnsic of Al the Dettingen Te Deum was sung, there was among the congre- gation an officer of the 7th Dragoon Guards, who afterwards re- lated to him the fact that, when George III. was asked to disband that regiment he refused most positively, as that regiment had saved his father's life. And, if he did not mistake, the 22nd regiment was also instrumental in saving the life ot George II. There were older colours belonging to the 22n(1 regiment in the cathedral, hung up in 1807. That regiment was in the American war, and the colours unlike those of other English regiments, which he had seen in America, were brought home. TheiDean concluded by pronouncing the Benediction.
PRICE ONE SHILLING. Or Post Free Fourteenpence Halfpenny. Now Published, A G R I C U L T U REI N WALES, BY J. GIBSON. (Cambrian Neics.) To be had at the Booksellers, and at the Railway Bookstalls. CONTAINS CHAPTERS ON Yearly Tenures and their Effects. Superstitious about Land. The Preservation and Reclamation of Land. Land Proprietors. Garden and Dairy Products Fairs and Markets. Hill Sheep and Escheators. Wool Growing and Management Servants and Hiring. Stock Rearing and Wheat Growilt The Growth of Root Crops. Cattle Breeding-Mongrels. Cattle Breeding—Pure Bredr Ground Game. Planting—Wales a Land of Forests. Planting—The Revival of Arboriculture. Planting—The Future of Arboriculture. Labour-Saving Machinery. Agricultural Societies. Lime and Bones. Horses. Horses (Continued). Agricultural Education. Sales by Auction. The author is a thoroughly straightforward man. He has shirked nothing here in the way of honest criticism. Landlords, tenants, labourers come under his supervision, and, so far as we can see, every class alike receive fair and wholesome exhortation, castigation, praise whatever their desert may be. Although there is much to criticise, and even to condemn, in the field which the author traverses, there is nothing set down in malice. What possible motive could there be for that ? If we understand the title page aright, Mr. Gibson is the editor of the Cambrian News. So far as his personal interests are concerned, he must desire to be considered friendly by his readers in the Principality, and he has interpreted aright the duties of true friendship. We see that he has been pulled up by an angry writer in a contemporary, on the ground of his too sweeping assertion ef the superstitions which still lurk in secluded places-in Wales as elsewhere and perhaps it is too bold a generalization to declare that "thereis scarcely a farm where there is not, at least, one cursed' piece of land respecting which stories are told of disasters that attend attempts at cultivation." This is, however, the only bit of exaggeration that has been hit, and the twenty-four chapters of which the book consists, re- lating to yearly tenures, land reclamation, landowners, garden and dairy, fairs and markets, hill sheep and wool growing, servants and hiring, stock rearing, cattle-breeding, planting, horses, education, and the like, are an admirable series of essays written in weighty, authoritative tone, with historical impartiality, and obvious anxiety to be serviceable. We should have been glad of every one of them, to have secured it, before publication elsewhere, for a leading article in the Agricultural Gazette. There are here 140 useful pages for a shilling.-Agricultural Gazette. Taking into consideration that the Principality of Wales is so intimately connected with England, it is with some surprize we have perused this pamphlet, the author of which, living near the centre, and connected with one of its most influential newspapers, has ample opportunities of knowing the real state of its agriculture. In plain language—a fact which cannot be disputed—he tells us in the preface that farming is not in an advanced state in the Principality. It appears that the bulk of the land under cultivation is high and poor, but the low lands, for want of capital and enterprise, are undrained, and simply used for occasional runs for cattle and sheep. The high lands are neither planted nor enclosed, and conse- queiitly return the owners low rentals, and afford the tenants no brighter prospect than a hard life, little, if any, better than that of a labourer. This is a dreadfully black bit of painting, but fortunately it does not apply all over the country. In Cardiganshire, Merionethshire, and other counties there are landlords who plant liberally, and some who grant leases, do not over preserve game, maintain buildings, and encourage improvements, and with such treatment tenants thrive in Wales in a similar ratio to what they do in Scotland and England. The other chapters in this really inter- esting book are, planting trees, and labour-saving machinery. The lime and bones question, and the chapters on horses and agricultural education, and sales by auction, are well worth perusal. Indeed, if the far- mers in Wales read this treatise with profit they will take the advice given by the author in good part, and endeavour speedily to profit by it.-Fi-om a review, two colums long, in the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser. Mr. Gibson has described in a very able manner the present condition of agriculture in the Principality."— North Wales Chronicle. The pamphlet contains much information, and is cer- tainly worth its price to those who are interested in the Principality. -Field. It would be impossible, in the space at our disposal, to do justice to all the points dealt with by Mr. J Gibson, of the Cambrian News, in his interesting pamphlet. We shall, however, notice a few of his more interesting facts and sagacious reflections."—Leader in Liverpool Daily Post. Mr. Gibson, of the Cambrian Neios, has written a very interesting and valuable treatise on Welsh agriculture, and we like it all the better because, as he tells us, he has not attempted to teach the farmer his business, nor to lay down hard and fast rules of any kind. We have in most agricultural manuals a great deal too much dogma- tism about farming, comprising much that is nothing more than milk for babes." Mr. Gibson has well described the agriculture of the Principality, pointed out its defects, and suggested remedies. There is in this little book- which, by the by, deserves a more permanent binding than its cheapness allows-a great deal of interesting informa- tion on the social customs of the. Welsh farmers, besides a full treatment of the systems of tenure, methods of cultiva- tion, stock breeding and management, fairs and markets, arboriculture, horses, and labour system of Wales. Mr. Gibson seems to us to hold sound views generally on what may be considered the debatable points of his subject, and he has something to say on such vexed questions as game and farm tenure. On the whole, we strongly recommend his treatise to all who love to study the agricultural and social customs and peculiarities of different parts of the country.—Mark Lane Express. Many small occupiers with insufficient capital and less knowledge may no doubt be met with. Many landlords not alive to the necessities of modern farming, or in a position to effect the repairs required for dilapidated and obsolete buildings, or others who maintain a pre- judicial exuberance of ground game, are to be found among the hills and vales of the Principality. But surely the exceptions are more numerous than this pamphlet would lead us to believe. If not, the sooner the agricul- tural schoolmaster is let loose among the Welshmen the better, and the sooner they listen to some of the advice which is liberally offered m tnis little treatise the better for all parties. -Chamber oj Agriculture Journal. The information conveyed to the reader extends over some 150 octavo pages of well-printed letter-press, and is given under twenty-four separate headings, which include such subjects as yearly tenures and their effects, super- stitions about land, the preservation and reclamation of land, land proprietors, garden and dairy products, and many other subjects of equal interest to the farmer, In short, there are many good and useful hints m connection with the farmer's business in the Principality, which might be adopted with advantage.. Those interested in the agriculture of Wales will find in this little volume many suggestions well worthy of consideration.- Welshman. Publishers: HODDEB and STOUGHTON, 27, Paternoster Row, London, ^USmESS^ADDRESSES. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. STOCK-TAKING SALE H. R. PUGHE, 2, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, gEGS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS STOCK-TAKING SALE WILL COMMENCE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st ASTONISHING BARGAINS! TERMS — CASH. STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. R. ROBERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS, HAVE JUST DISCHARGED PRIME CARGOES OF SPRUCE DEALS, FIRST QUALITY BALTIC RED PINE, AND RED m DEALS, THEY HAVE ALSO IN STOCK A LARGE QUANTITY OF WHITE AND RED FLOORING BOARDS, YELLOW PINE & PITCH PINE LOGS, & PITCH PINE FLOORING BOARDS, PLANED, TONGUED, AND GROOVED. SAWING, PLANING, MOULDING, &c., BY MACHINERY. ————— A Number of Well-made WHEELBARROWS on Sale. F I RTE WOO D RELIANCE HOUSE, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, (Opposite the Meat Market,) and 7, PIER STREET. WILLIAM PROBIN, WORKING LAPIDARY, JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH BEGS to inform the Gentry, Inhabitants, and Visitors of Aberystwyth, that he has now on hand' a well- XJ selected Stock of Diamond Rmgs, Wedding Rings, Signet Rings, and Gem Rings. Bright and coloured Gold Jewellery, in all its branches, made upon the premises. Every article warranted. Also a large Stock of Whitbv Jet and Bog Oak Ornaments. Old Gold and Silver purchased. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in New and Second-hand Plate. ROBERT ELLIS'S QUININE DENTIFRICE, FOR WHITENING AND PRESERVING THE TEETH AND STRENGTHENING THE GUMS. ROBERT ELLIS, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH (Four doors from Marine Terrace.) T. POWELL & CO., MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. HAVING purchased a large quantity of FINE TEAS are prepared to supply the Gentry and Inhabitants XX of town and country at prices and quality that will compare favourably with any London house. TERMS CASH, Good strong Common Tea, 1/6; Ditto Morning, 2/- (usual price about 2/9), Fine Kaisow, 2/6; very fine Ditto, 3j. Id. iess for G-lb. tins charged; 2d. for half-chests. SELLING OFF SELLING OFF GREAT BARGAINS IN DRAPERY GOODS! DANIEL THOMAS, WISHES to inform his customers and the public generally that his FIRST CLEARANCE SALE will TV commence next SATURDAY (TO-MORROW), 8th FEBRUARY, and continue for ONE MONTH Every article is greatly reduced, in order that they may be cleared to make room for SPRING and SUMMER GOODS. Remnants will be sold at nearly half-price. Here is a rare opportunity for those with LITTLE MONEY to get the VALUE OF MUCH so please come early so as to secure the best bargains. TERMS — ONE PRICE AND READY MONEY ONLY. NOTE THE ADDRESS— DANIEL THOMAS, 8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET (OPPOSITE THE INFIRMARY), ABERYSTWYTH. ELLIS WILLIAMS, GREENGROCER, FRUITERER, AND LICENSED DEALER IN GAME, NEW MARKET HALL, TERRACE-ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. In consequence of spurious imitations of LEA & PERRINS' S A U 0 E, "Which are calculated to deceive the Public, Lea and Perrins have adopted A NEW LABEL, bearing their signature, thus, Which is placed on every bottle of WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, and without which none is genuine. Sold Wholesale by the Proprietors, Worcester; Crosse and Blackwell, London; and Export Oilmen generally. Retail, by Dealers in Sauces throughout the World. "ABSOLUTELY PURE." SEE ANALYSESSent Post Free on Application. E L L I S'S CRYSTAL SPRINGS. In Ln L- j) Soda, Potass, Seltzer, Lemonade, also Water <33§§p gwfc | | rafaa | | a |L B without Alkali. For KI J I M 1 f\! G0UT> Lithia Water, and ^liU jJSpl a B 8 B I v Lithia and Potass Water. BEc:sTEtED. w '& tij EcaBa B S; WATERS. CORKS BRANDED R. ELLIS x SON, RUTHIN,' and every label bears their Trade Mark. Sold everywhere, jm i whQief11" of R. ELLIS & SON, RTJTHXH, NORTH WALES, -= TO CONTRACTORS, QUARRY PROPRIETORS, BUILDERS, &c. ELLIS o. JONES, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN TIMBER MERCHANT WELSHPOOL, TIEGS respectfully to announce that, to meet the requirements of a largely-increasing Trade, he has opened, .1_) in addition to the old-established Holly Bush Yard, a New Timber Yard and Saw Mill adjoining the Cambrian Railway Station, where the following will be supplied at the lowest possible prices :— ENGLISH TIMBER. Railway Sleepers and Fencing, Telegraph Poles, Waggon Scantling, Sycamore Rollers, Felloes, Spokes, Stocks, Shafts, Staves, Ladders, Gates, Posts, Hurdles, Wheelbarrows, seasoiiedj Coffin Boards, Oak,.Ash, Elm, and other Boards and Planks. T FOREIGN TIMBER. Pitch Pine, sawn and hewn, Pine Planks, Red and White Deal Planks, Red and White Deal Battens, SwedeTimber, Slating Laths, Plastering Laths, seasoned Red and White Floor Boards, American Sawn Boards, Pine, Red and White Deal Boards, Skirting Boards and Meuldings. BUILDING MATERIALS. Slates, Sanitary Pipes, Enamelled Chimney Pieces, Cement, Plaster Paris, Chimney Tops, Tiles, Ridges, Oveo Squares, Firebricks, Pressed and Common Blue Bricks, and Paving Squares. Speoial Quotation for Truck Loads. Estimates given. TIMBER YARD AND SAW MILL, RAILWAY STATION, ) W17T „TrV^T AND HOLLY BUSH YARD, BERRIEW-STREET, f WELSHPOOL. SAW MILLS AT ABERYSTWYTH AND DOLGELLEY. THE GRAND NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD PRIZE MEDALS FOR GENUINE FISHING CLOTHS. HAND-MADE FLANNELS. WELSH TWEED G SHIRTINGS, AND CLOTH, LINSEYS At Chester in 1868, and Aberystwyth in were awarded to JOHN MEYRICK JONES, MEYRICK HOUSE, DOLGELLEY, Whose Mills have gained considerable celebrity for the Manufacture of these Articles. J. M. Jones has greatly extended his business, and is now able to supply wholesale and retail, these UNRIVALLED WELSH FABRICS, which are all MANUFACTURED BY HAND UNDER HIS OWN PERSONAL SUPERINTENDENCE, and can be warranted made of the PICK OF THE PURE MOUNTAIN WOOLS and free from any admixture and at prices far below those charged for inferior articles usually sold as "Welsh by English Manufacturers. Clothing made from these Welsh Tweed Cloths is worn by the Nobility, and Gentry or Shooting, Fishing, Cricketing, Travelling, &c., and is always found to be very durable. Wholesale and Retail Orders executed on the shortest notice. Cash or references expected with all new orders. Patronised by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the Clerav, Nobility, and Gentry of England and Wales THE SNOWDON AND IDRIS WELSH WHITTLE SHAWLS. N.B.—Dolgellev being the Termini of two Branches of Railways, there is every convenience to send any article ordered without delay to any part of the kingdon, and at very reasonable charges. CAUTION.—Mr. J. MEYRICK JONES regrets that he shoald have occasion to caution his friends against th« practices of certain unprincipled persons, who have sent spurious patterns to several of his customers, professing to be Welsh Tweeds and Flannels. Patterns of the genuine hand-loom Welsh Webs, Welsh Tweeds, Flannels, and Linseys can be insured on application to Mr. J. M. JONES, Manufacturer, Dolgelley. Patterns sent post free to a,Jl.Y tidrese.