WANTED, a MILLER.—Apply to J. H. r Evan?-, Pebllg Mill, near Carnarvon. 1802h ~\T7"ANTED, a strong, active, Youth, as an t T Apprentice.—Apply to E. and II. Huglies, ironmongers, &c., Holy well. 179-Vo TO PUBLICANS AND OTHERS.—TO BE LET, a capital. corner Wine and Spirit Vaults, in one of the best business towns in North "Wales. Long lease. Doing a good trade.— Apply, "Cwmry, office of this paper, for part- iculars. 1809. e TWO RESPECTABLE YOUTHS having finished their education desire situations, one aged seventeen as Clerk, the other fourteen as an Apprentice to the Drapery Eusiness.-Arldress, S.S.U. 1721h TO BE SOLD CHEAP.—Two Boats in good condition, one Sailing Boat 16 feet long, and Rowing Boat 24 feet long.—Apply, Globe Inn, New-street, Carnarvon. 1695g AUSEWAY SETT MAKERS WANTED.— C Hands that can make Setts and Cubes will obtain permanent employment at Croy Quarries, near Glasgow.—Apply A. and J. Faill. 1784g VTLLltELI WATERWORKS.—Yn eisiau, J. Deugain o Labrwyr at dovi y Cuttings er gosod i lawr Mains' y gwaith uchod.Ymofyner a'r Contractor ar y lie, Mr Uwen E. Owen. 1781g rpo PARENTS AND GUARDIANS—Mr X O. ROBERTS, Chemist and Druggist, Amlwch, has a vacancy for a well-educated YOUTH as an Apprentice. 1754b MILLINERY, &c.—Mrs Rowlands, Brad- JJ.l. ford House, Bangor, has a vacancy for a Young Lady as an Apprentice to the Millinery, also to serve. 1794b WANTED, BRICKLAYERS and STONE MASONS, for Building Cottages, six months work quaranteed.—Apply to Mr Farren,Carllarvon, cr at i he works to Thomas Jones, Foreman, Yr Eifl Quarry. Trevor, near Llanaelhaiarn. 1795-h. »|>0 TAILORSTAND DRAPERS.—Wanted, X a situation as CUTTER. Carnarvonshire preferred. First class references, willing to travel and solicit orders, or to fill up time in sewing. Apply at once to X.Y.Z., Y Genedl Gymreig Office, Carnarvon. 1793-h. 0 BUILDERS AND OTHERS.—FREE- HOLD BUILDING LAND in Lots to be Sold or Let on long leases at Llanberis. The land is well laid out with streets and drains, and work- men's houses are in great demand in the district.- Apply to John Menzies, 16, North-road. Car- narvon. 1728h UPPER BANGOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL. LJ CONDUCTED BY THE REV. D. D. JONES. Bydd y sefydliad uchod yn ail-agor ddydd Mawrth, Gorphenaf 23, 1878. Y mae yma fanteis- ion neillduol i wyr ieuainc, yn enwedig y rhai hyny y mae eu haddysg foreuol wedi ei esgeuluso. Cynwysa'r cangenau a addrsgir yma,—Algebra, Euclid, Latin, Greek, &c. Y telcrau i'w cael trwy gyfeirio fel uchod. 1752h /^lADNANT ESTATE—TO CONTRACTORS. \j —Builders wishing to Tender for the erection of Eight Houses at Meziai Bridge, on the Cadnant Estate, for John B. Price, Esq., can see the Plans and Specifications at our offices, Menai Bridge, on and after Monday, the 22nd instant. Tenders properly endorsed to be delivered on or before August 1st. No guarantee is given that the lowest or any Tender will be accepted. JOHN & R. G. THOMAS, Carnarvon and Menai Bridge, Architects. July 15th, 1878. rnGg TO PAINTERS.—Persons desirous of Ten- dering for Painting the Baptist Chapel at Bethesda may inspect the chapel and see the speci- fication on applying to Mr E. W. Jones, Oloth Hall. Any information may be obtained by applying to the Architect. Sealed Tenders marked outside "Tender for Chapel" to be delivered to Mr E. W. Jones, Cloth Hall, Bethesda, near Ban- gor, not later than Thursday, the 8th day of August next. No pledge is given that the lowest or any Tender will be accepted. RICHARD DA VIES, Architect. Bangor, July 23, 1878. 1807 WM. POWELL (Associate in Music of the University College of Wales) begs to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Portmadoc, Festiniog, Criccieth, Barmouth, and Pwllheli, that he is prepared to give lessons in Pianoforte, Harmonium, and Singing, also Theory of Music, including Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition, and Elementary Acoustics. Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cambridge Local examinations in Music, also for the examinations in Music of the University College of Wales. F:rst term commences July 24th. Terms on applications. 132, High-street, 1796-h. Portmadoc. jyjAJOR MATHEWS TESTIMONIAL. At a meetin? held at Portmadoc on the 19th imt., Edward Broese, Esq., in the chair, it was re- solved to present MAJOR EDWARD WINDUS MATHEW, on the occasion of his leaving Wein to reside in England, with a Testimonial of the respect and regard in which -he is held by his friends and neighbours, and in recognition of his own and his late father's services to the communi- ty in both a private and public capacity during a residence of nearly half a century in the neigh- bourhood.. „„, „ Amount already promised, i-34 /s. Subscriptions will be received by the National Provincial Bank of England, Portwacbc, or by the Secretary, F. H. STROWGER, National Provincial Bank of England, 799£ Portmadoc. CARNARVON. ELIGIBLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. MESSRS E, H. OWEN AND SON will 111. SELL BY AUCTION, at the Queen's Hotel Carnarvon, on Saturday, August 10th, 1878, fit :);. clock poLl., subject to such conditions as will th n be announced, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES: House and Premises, No. 10, Thomas-street, No. 7, Victoria-street. Particulars'wiil appear in future advertisementf, or may be obtained on application to Messrs Turner and Allanson, Solicitors, or from the Auctioneers at Carnarvon. 1805b CAELLWYNGRYDD, BETHESDA. DESIRABLE FREEHOLD INVESTMENT. MR JOHN PRITCHARD has been instructed to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION at the Royal Oak Inn, Rachub, on Saturday, August 3rd, 1878, at 3.30 p.m. prompt, in such Lot or Lots, and Subject to such conditions of Sale as shall be there and then produced, Two Capital Freehold Cottages, situate in Caellwyngrydd, Bethesda, now in the occupation of William Jones and William Williams, together with the Building adjoining, lately used as a Wcsleyan Chapel (and now as a iosier's workshop), and containing by admeasure- ment 250 square yards. The cnapel can at a very moderate outlay be converted into two cottages, a id with the increasing demand for cottages in thi- ii i^hbonrhood, the above is an excellent opportunity for securing a safe-investment and a vote for the county. For further particulars apply to J. G-lynne Jones, Esq., Solicitor, Bangor, or the Auctioneer, 1, riusUwyd-terrace, Bangor. 1.82g ro LET.—An old established respectable Ja- l't- BLIC HOUSE in Carnarvon.—Apply, office xf this p iper. 1694g VI ISSES OWENS, Dress and Mantle -i-'i Establishment, 11, Thomas-street, Carnar- von, are in want of several apprenticcs.-Apply to the above. 1760h /1\ "Tau nawdd Daw a'i" Y gwir yn erbyn y dangnef." byd." lesu, na'd gamwaith." "Calon wrth galon." A laddo a ledclir." Duw, a phob daioni." EISTEDDFOD FREINIOL GENEDL- J-J AETHOL BIRKENHEAD, CADAIR ARTHUR, A GORSEDD BEIRDD YNYS PRYDAIN, MEDI 17, 18, 19, a 20, 1878. Rhoddir agos i £1000 mewn gwobrwyon. Y Cyfansoddiadau i'w lianfon i mewn erbyn Awst laf enwau ymgeiswyr am Urddau, Arholiadau, a Chystadleuon Cerddorol, erbyn yr 20fed o Awst. Ceir rhestr gyflawn a diwygiedig o'r Testynau ar dderbyniad" dwy stamp ceiniog, ond anfon at yr Ysgrifenyddion, sef, GWILYM ALLTWEN, Literary Secretary, Birkenhead. D. RHYS, Ysgrifenydd Cyffredinol, Woodside Ferry Rooms, Birkenhead. 1421h PRELIMINARY" ANNOUNCEMENT. 0 A GRAND AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, AND POULTRY SHOW, OPEN TO NORTH WALES, WILL BE HELD IN THE PAVILION, CARNARVON, ABOUT THE FIRST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER NEXT. Further partedars and the LIST OF PRIZES will be issued shortly. WILLIAM FARREN, 1808 RON. SECRETARY. HERBERT CARELESS CABINtT MAKER IPHOLSTERER AND COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER, GENERAL DRAPER, &c., :)4 AND 55, MOSTYN STREET LLANDUBNO. AUCTIONEER AND VALUER. ESTIMATES GIVEN.
Ijirtljfi, Igtomps anh BIRTHS. COLLIXS-J uly 22, the wife of Mr John Collins, moulder North Penrallt, of a son. JONES—July 13, the wife of Mr William M. 'Jones, Werddon, Pwllheli, of a son. JONES—July 19, at 10, Market-street, Carnarvon, the wife of Mr N. O. Jones, cashier, Old Bank, of a son. WILLIAMS—July 17, the wife of Mr William A. Wil- liams, stoker on the Cambrian Railway, Pwllheli, of a son. I MARRIAGES. BELL—OLIVER—July 21 at St. Seiriol's Church, Holy- head, by the Rev. T. Lewis Jones, curate, Mr Francis George; Bell, sailor, to Miss Charlotte Oliver- both of Holyhead. DOEKINS—WILLIAMS—July 11, at the Cathedral, Ban- gor, by the Rev. D. Evans, Mr William Dorkins, iron- monger, High-street, Bangor, to Margaret Jane, the youngest daughter of Mr W. Williams, builder, Garth, Bangor. EVANS—WILLIAMS—At the new Tabernacle, Holyhead, by the Rev. William Lloyd, Mr Thomas Evans, to Miss Grace Williams-both of Holyhead. EVANS—PEITCHASD—July 12, at Bryn'rodyn chapel, Groeslon, near Carnarvon, by the Rev. John Jones, and Mr D. Hughes, registrar, Mr Thomas Evans, Tailon, Factory, Clynog, to Miss Alice Pritchard, Morfa Lodge, Llandwrog. HUGHES—ROBERTS—July 11. by license, at Grove- street chapel, Liverpool, by the Rev. W. Nichloson, Mr Michael M. Hughes, Llanllechid, to Miss Cath. Roberts, Paradwys, near Beaumaris. JONES—THOMAS—July 22, at the registrar's office, Car- narvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr Thomas Jones, sailor, Chapel-street, Carnarvon, to Miss Margaret Thomas, Caellechfaen, near Bontnewydd. JONES—OWEN—July 22, at Bethel chapel, Holyhead, by the Rev. William Lloyd, Mr John Jones, to Miss Mar- garet Owen—both of Holyhead. OWENS—WILLIAMS—July 21, at the registrar's office, ^Carnarvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr John Owens, Caera, to Miss Ellen Williams, Vaynol House- both of Clwt-y-bont. PETCH-JONES-July 15, by license', at Conway Church, by the Rev. H. Rees, B.A., vicar, Mr William Petch, to Miss E. Jane Jones, Bryn Llywelyn, Bettws-y- coed. DEATHS. GRIFFITHS—July 14, aged 52. Mr George Charles Grif- fiths, formerly proprietor of the Wrexham Telegraph. GRIFFITH—July 13, aged 74, at her residence, Queen- street, Wrexham. Miss Essex Griffith, youngest sister of the late Dr. Griffith. JONES—July 17, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian resignation, in his 59th year, Mr John Jones, surgeon, Dolyddelen. and brother to Mr 'n R. Isaac Jones (Alltud Eifimi), Tremadoe. His loss in the district will be universally regretted after a practice of 30 years. WILLIAMS—July 17, aged 45, Mr Evan Williams, Old Castle. WILLIAMS—July 14. aged 50, at Vron, Dolgelley, W. R. Williams, C.E., chairman of Dolgelley School Board. ELIAS-July 10, aged 3 years and ten months, Mary, the beloved child of Mr Evan JonesElias, Llanystumdwy. HUGHES—July 11, Miss Jane Hughes, Maenbrith, Rhostryfan. JONES—July 11, aged 33 years, Mr Robert Jones, Penrhos Gwta, near Rhostryfan. OWEN—July 4. aged 67 years, Mrs Sarah Owen, daugh- ter of the late Mr Griffith Jones, Caehen, Rhostryfan. MORRIS—July 17, aged 81 years, Miss Morris, Cambrian terrace, Criccieth. ROBERTS—July 21. aged three weeks, Thomas Henry, the beloved child of Mr William Roberts, sailor, North Pen'raJlt, Carnarvon.
THE LABOURS OF TIrE SESSION. The inclination of the tree shows clearly enough in what direction the twig was bent, and it is not difficult to find a reason for the barrenness of the Parliamentary session. Domestic legislation pales its ineffectual fires before the blaze of foreign politics, and if it was little use to attempt much while efforts were being made for the Congress, it will be still less use to try to make up for lost time now that that celebrated meeting is over. The Chancellor of the Exchequer assured the House last week that the time had not arrived for even dreaming of a massacre of the innocents. Nevertheless, circumstances seem to declare that, whether such an event is thought of or not, it will ere long be staring us in the face. 0 What measures have passed, and what are to go ? It is easier to reckon the latter than the former. The Cattle Bill, much modified since its transfer from the Lords, will no doubt receive the royal assent. The Intermediate Education Act for Ireland may be deemed un fait accompli, and the Valuation Bill, if, indeed, it be not passed, will be advanced to such a stage that early in the next session—perhaps we should say the next Parliament—the completion of the measure will be comparatively easy. On the other hand, the County Bill, so much vaunted when Parlia- ment re-assembled, has been surrendered to fate, the Highway Bill will have a hard struggle to pass, and the really excellent scheme of Law Reform,brought in by the Attorney-General,will have to be consigned to the tomb of all the Capulets. Members will return to their con- stituents with the character of having talked much and done little. Even the introducers of annual measures, the well-meaning men who trot out hobbies and lead forlorn hopes with something like the determination of heroes, must this year have been brought to believe in the reality of opposition. The Permissive prin- ciple, so far as the House is concerned, will not grow in favour, neither did the endeavour to remove from our lady friends the shackles they are supposed to endure receive additional en- couragement. The Labourers are still outside the pale of the franchise, and Dissenters still have to submit to the hardship of having the Church Service read over their departed rela- tions in places where no cemeteries exist. Minorities have lessened rather than increased on all these subjects, and it will require much agitation to bring them up to the standard they attained a year or two ago. This is no new effect. Whenever a Parliament reaches the moribund stage enthusiasm fades, and it was only necessary to hint at Dissolution to thrust into a state of stagnation the various causes we have referred to. A general feeling now pre- vails that the country must ere long be appealed to. Those who fancied that the Congress was associated, to some extent, with domes- tic politics were not perhaps far from the truth. If the Government desire a new lease of power, they could do no better thing than dissolve Parliament, now that they arc surrounded with a halo of glory. By common consent Lord Beaconsfield deserves well of his country, though the act of ratifying the fruits of his labours may be delayed too long. There are those amongst us .who do not place full faith in the stability of political great- ness. A breath can unmake as a breath has made." Like adversity, the Ballot acquaints us with strange bedfellows, and under our present system things are not always what they seem. One fact is evident; it will not be the -brilliant measures they have passed this session which will give to Ministers a large accession of popular favour.
NOTES OF THE WEEK. The Carnarvon Regatta was held on Tuesday last under favourable circumstances. There was a great influx of visitors into the town, but not so many crafts as on former occasions. The Clerk of the Guardians of Dolgelley Union, Mr Roberts, has resigned his post at the request of the Local Government Board, which called upon him to do so owing to persistent neglect of duty." + The proposal to hold a grand Exhibition in Carnarvon is still being considered, and we are pleased to find that the Horticultural Section has been taken up by a separate committee of the gentry of the district. A preliminary announcement will be seen in another column. ♦ An Italian named Garcia has been taken in custody charged with the terrible murder of a family in South Wales reported in our last. The evidence given points very clearly to the identity of the prisoner as the murderer, as a great many articles and clothing and other things belonging to the deceased family were Ipund upon his person. He has been committed for trial on the charge of wilful murder. + A murderous assault is announced to have been committed on board an American vessel outside Holyhead, by a Greek seaman, who is now in prison. The mate, who was pounced upon by the prisoner with a dagger, is now lying in a dangerous condition at Holyhead. The depositions of the wounded man have been taken, and will be seen in another column. We are pleased to notice that the recent election in the Flint Boroughs has taught the Liberals the desirability of the better organisa- tion of the party. Bagillt has formed a Liberal Association, under the presidency of Mr Gratton; the other parts of the constitu- ency would do well to follow their example, and add another instance of the practical re- sults of the election. We observe the proposal to hold the National Eisteddfod of 1879 in Holywell is again brought forward. As to railway communication, Holy- well is very conveniently situated for the hold- ing of the national gathering,-the distance from the station to the town being perhaps the only drawback. We have no doubt aNationalEis- teddfod here would be a success, provided there can be found sufficient local energy to work it out, and to arouse the enthusiasm of the neighbouring district in the movement. 4 A remarkable case has just come before Mr Justice Bramwell at the Ruthin Assizes. A farmer at Rhosllanerchrugog charged three men with having set a stack of hay, belonging to him, on fire. The men. in defence, have de- clared they were bribed by the owner himself to do the job, as he wanted to defraud the in- surance company by destroying the stack, which he had failed to sell. The men also de- clare that they were to set fire to another stack in the neighbourhood to avoid suspicion. The jury could not see any conspiracy, and the judge said he could not punish the men, inas- much as they only holped the owner of the stack to do what he intended. The Liberals of Montgomeryshire seem to be undergoing a most vigorous reaction, and the seat of Mr Charles Wynne will be severly con- tested at the coming election. Mr Stuart Rendel, the Liberal Candidate, is a gentleman of rare qualities and of high social position. He is supported by most of -the Welsh Liberal' members in his candidature of the constituency. He has held a second series of meetings during the past week in several parts of the county. j A writer in a Conservative organ published in Wrexham has made a discovery; he has found in the book of Zechariah a verse which he believes has direct reference to the Prime Minister. It is in the 2;3rd verse of the 8th chapter of Zechariah,-—" Thus saitli the Lord of hosts In those days it shall come To pass that ten men shall take hold, out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you for we have heard that God is with you." We know not whether this writer is of that credul- ous class who believe, or would have people be- lieve everything. But his love for his leader is really commendable, and now he has been able to link tfle Bible with the recent Berlin affair, we may expect to be taught Conservative principles from the Bible. The prophet Zechar- iah, we presume, must have been a Tory. ♦ Our readers will observe with much interest the report which we publish to- day of a meet- ing of the Council of the University College of Wales, inasmuch as it shows there is no danger of a retrograde policy being adopted in the management of the institution. The Council will make a special appeal to the Welsh people to send their sons to the college, and thus sus- tain it in the best possible way, namely, by the fees of students. It will b'e noticed that the professorial staffs of the denominational colleges in Wales are invited to meet in conference at Aberystwytb in September. Were the Theolo- gical Colleges of Wales to send men to Aber- ystwyth for their classical, mathematical, and scientific courses, they would have a better stamp of ministers to train as Theologians, while the Aberystwyth College would reap solid advantage from the filling of its class rooms. It is to be hoped for the sake of the Welsh Churches and the Welsh University of the future, that the scheme will be carried out into effect. The Council contemplate a further ap- peal to the country for funds. First of all, however, they will go to the landowners, from whom they hope to receive generous assistance. Amongst those friends of the College who will add to their former contributions are Mr Samuel Morley, who gives £600; Mr Roberts, M.P., £ 300 Mr T. Davies, Bootle, £ lu0; Mr A. C. Humphreys Owen, £ 120; Mr Stephen Evans, £ 100. The refusal of the Government grant has caused no distress. The College will be able to live without it.
Although Lord Salisbury has received the same coveted reward for his Congress service as his co- adjutor, the bestowal of the Garter upon Lord Beaconsfield—the highest social distinction which the Sovereign can accord to the subject—has been the event of the week, reviving the history of our versatile Premier," whose well-known theatrical turn of mind seems to have communicated itself to his supporters. Everything in the careet of this most bizzarre of statesmen is unique. It is hardly too much to say that thirty-five years ago the name of Disraeli was not more popular than that of Dr Kenealy is to-day. For very substantial reasons "the privilege of Parliament" became more than a meaningless phrase to the young political adventurer. His escapades at the Shrewsbury Election are not even yet forgotten. His struggles for a seat in Parliament show him to have been the most notorious turn-coat of his day. The Times, however, little it may now disdain to stoop to black the boots of the great man, told us not long ago that he married a woman much older than himself for her money. Page after page of Hansard declares him to have been a mark far the rage of O'Connell, the scorn of Peel, and the ridicule of both Whigs and Tories. Yet he obtained the confidence of a .party, educated it, and triumphed with it. His political and diplo- matic agility has surprised the world, and in this late decade of the nineteenth century it is as true as it seems incredible chat the most civilised and most upright nation in the world has committed its destinies to the guidance of a man whose best friends cannot claim for him any higher character than that of a versatile and ingenious mounte- bank. Like everything else the Israelitish Earl has to do with, the recent critical negotiations have been managed with a consummate knowledge of stage-effect. He always leaves his vclaircessement until the fifth act. It is his perorations that are so telling. In tAie famous Lowe episode he first exhausted a tedious catalouge of administration to show the a priori unlikelihood of the Queen's having solicited any one of them to confer on her the dignity of Empress, and left it to his final sentence to crush his adversary by producing Her Majesty's own statement that no such thing had ever occurred. His method of dealing with the supposed job in elavating a son of the Vicar of Hughenden to high office in the civil service was exactly similar. His manipulation of the Anglo- Turkish Agreement was analagous to his trick of oratory. It was kept in abeyance until the curtain was about to fall on the Berlin Congress. It came just in time to prevent the piece being damned by the British audience. It changed the sounds of incipient sibilation into cheers, and half-uttered hootings into vociferous plaudits, and finally the chief actor is enthusiastically called before the foot-lights, and is half buried beneath a load of spontaneous boquets. After such an ovation as that which greeted the Premier in London, he should, if he values his fame, retire from public life after that, even the greatest successes must be an anti-climax, and failure must dim his renown with posterity. The time is yet far distant when the decisions of International Senates will be acquiesced in without a murmer by the smaller States. It was impossible that thfc Berlin Congress should succeed in satis- fying all parties but it is quite an open question yet whether it prove a pacification or but the be- ginning of fresh wars. Turkey is unwilling to relax her grasp on Bosnia and Herzegovina with- out a promise of future restitution. Bosnians and Herzegovinians alike have been ready enough to invoke Austrian protection and to accept her hos- pitality but when they find themselves consigned to her tender mercies, the Herzegovinians beg to be annexed to Montenegro, or even Russia, rather than submit to the Austrian yoke, and stoutly declare their intention of resisting the entry of their new rulers. Greece is unwilling to accept the advice of Lord Beaconsfield. The Hellenes remember that they have a past as well as a future, and do not deem themselves denied fresh acquisi- tions, but refused their birthright. Italy is doubly annoyed. She has grown powerful enough to feel the supremacy of the English in the Mediterranean, and hereditary hatred leads her to view with distrust the acquisition of Bosnia and Herzegovina by her ancient foe. The title of King of Cyprus, too, has been borne for centuries by the House of Piedmont, and, childish as it may appear, the subjects of King Humbert resent our supposed invasion of a dignity as purely titular as the long retention on coins and documents of the style of King of France by our English monarclis. A very excellent native Indian gentleman has recently died in Bombay, Sir Cowasjee Jehanjee Keadytmoney. The origin of his fortunes is sum- ciently indicated by his surname. He is most familiar to Londoners as the donor of the costly and ornate drinking fountain in the principal avenue of Regent*s Park. The fountain is, in- deed, a rich monument to private munificence. There is scarcely its equal in the Metropolis. That in Palace-yard, Westminster, may have been more costly, but its beauties are already tarnished. Sir < Cowasjee is not the only Indian magnate who has presented a drinking fountain to the Metropolis. The is another of exquisite design and proportions ¡ in Hyde Park which was the gift of a Maharajah. It is touching to find these dwellers in a dry and 9 Li' thirsty land where no water is expressing their gratitude to this country by the gift of that whicli is of the greatest value in their own. Sir Cowasjee has served with credit for some time as a magis- trate in his native Presidency. Are we coming to the end of the present terrible trade depression ? Collieries closed and closing And the worst of it is that no one has yet gauged the bottom of this abyss of bad trade. I passed a sensational kind of photograph hung out the other day at the Mansion House to stir pity in connec- tion with the sufferers from the Ilaydock cclliery explosion, though I should have thought the case good enough to be able to dispense with stimulants of this kind. But I felt, at the same time, if the City could show us in the same way all the financial undertakings which have "burst up" during the last few years, we should have a sight which would wring our hearts far more. How many widows desolate and orphans thrown on charity-schools through the culpable negligence of our Legislature, and the facilities held out to rogues to register bogus companies, and to swindle the public ? This is the photograph I should like to see hung out at the Mansion House. Sir Coutts Lindsay is supposed to be making a good thing out of the Grosvenor Gallery;" but he is generous as well as money-making. He throws his Gallery open to the public on Saturday afternoons, and last Sunday lie commenced the experiment of opening it also on Sunday evenings. More than. thirty thousand persons availed them- selves of his kindness on Saturday, and some three thousand on Sunday. Save me from my friends!" may be a prayer devoutly offered by more than one member of the Liberal party who is held up to public ridicule in Havedoiml, the new satire by that clever but not refined Mr Edward Jenkins, M.P. for Dundee. Considering what Mr Gladstone, Sir William Har- court, Lord Carlingford, Mr Walter, and other Liberal leaders have suffered at the hands of Mr Jenkins, it is not astonishing that Lord Beacons- field and the Tories generally cut a very poor figure in the prayer of Haverholme. Thrice happy those—the timely wise-who have taken their outing before Bank Holidays and not waited, as the majority must do, till Parliament is up to get off to the sea or Switzerland, to •moun- tain or moor. Here we are sweltering in almost tropical heat, and even old Indians tell us that London when hot is almost as insupportable as Calcutta. I have not heard as yet of any deaths from sunstroke, as at St. Louis, where hundreds have been carried off in this way, and there has been a genei al suspension of work, or, rather, a turning of night into day. We have not come to this as yet, but many would gladly work extra hours if allowed to knock off for a few hours dur- ing the heat of the day. Social Notes, the spirited proprietor of which is no less a personage than the Marquis Townshend, is about to merge into an illustrated journal of an unusually ambitious character. The fact that Mr S. C. Hall (who is editor of the Art Journal) has the conduct of Social Notes is a sufficient guarantee for the character of the art with which the able little periodical is to be embellished. I may state further that Mr Walter J. AH en, a draftsman who has for some years been connected with the Art Journal, will be entrusted with the more important pictorial work of the Notes. Portraits of dis- tinguished men will form a conspicuous feature in the new enterprise.
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE St;CCESS." -The great est success this season is the real Welsh Tweed Suit, sold at £2 12s. 6d. by M. T. Morris, Liver Establishment, Carnarvon. ANNIVERSARY PREACHING SERVICES were held at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday, when powerful sermons were delivered by the Rev John Evans (Eglwysbach), Liverpool, and Ishmael Evans, Tregarth. The spacious edifice was literally crowd^ the Rev John Evans, who is acknowledged tWbe one of the leading preachers of the present day, attracting hundreds of persons from the town and surrounding neighbourhood. cl PERFORMANCE OF DR PARRY'S OPERA AT CAR- NARVON.—We are glad to hear that the agent of the South Wales Choir has concluded an arrange- ment with the Pavilion Company in this town for the grand performance of Blodwen," the Welsh Opera recently composed by Dr Joseph Parry, U.C.W. Particulars will be found in our adver- tising columns. No doubt many will hail the announcement with delight, as an opportunity will be afforded of hearing the South Wales Choir, of which we have heard so much since the Crystal Palace victory. The choir will be supplemented by a splendid band from Gloucester, and the prin- cipal parts will be taken by several London and Aberystwyth artistes. We have no doubt with the admirable facilities enjoyed in Carnarvon, the undertaking will be as great a success financially as the performance will be musicially. The per- formance will be given in other towns in North Wales. A HANDSOME VEHICLE.—The other day an op- portunity was afforded us by Mr Williams, Bruns- wick Buildings, to inspect a handsome four-in- hand brake, of the newest design, recently built at his well-known carriage manufactory. The vehicle, which is intended to run between Trefriw and Llanrwst station, is of a beautifully light construc- tion, but still the balance and strength of the carriage are admirable. The wheels are only 21 inches apart, and the seats run parallel with each other, all facing front. There are five rows of seats, which rise gradually from the driver's seat, thus affording all the occupants to see clearly over the heads of those before them. Each seat will accommodate five persons. The brake can be run with either a pair or four horses. Coach proprie- tors, when they see the admirable. arrangements of this conveyance for carrying visitors, will do well to avail themselves of the design which Mr Williams has so beautifully carried out. NARROW ESCAPE FROM Di, o W.NI.NG. -Between one and two o'clock on Sunday morning, two men, named John Pritchard and William Pritchard, who were on board the smack Eleanor, of Bangor (now lying at the wharf opposite the slate works of Messrs John Jones and Co.), heard cries of distress proceeding from the upper part of the harbour, which then contained several feet cf water. William Pritchard immediately jumped into the vessel's boat, and after sculling opposite the slate and niarble works of Messrs Hugh Jones and Co., found a man struggling in the water for life. The unfortunate fellow was 011 the point of sinking when Pritchard caught hold of him by the hair of the head. Having managed to get his head above'the water, Pritchard called for assistance. His rather, William Pritchard, hurried to the spot, and both succeeded in raising him to the boat. Having resorted to the usual treatment, the men succeeded in restoring consciousness, and when they had rowed ashore, the unfortunate man had so recovered as to be able to say that his name was Hugh Hughes, adding that lie was a shoemaker residing at Tan'rallt. How came he to stray from home, and to find his way into the harbour, is quite a mystery. Had it not been for the praise-- worthy assistance of the rescuers, the accident would have resulted in fatal consequences. The conduct of the crew of the Eleanor deserves to be submitted to the consideration of the Royal Humane Society, in order that a recognition of their worthy efforts might stimulate others to follow their example in assisting fellow-creatures in distress. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, SATURDAY.—Present: Messrs Robert Jones (chairman), J. Thomas (vice-chairman), T. Hughes, W. Jones (Civnog), J. Jones- (Carnarvon), Evan Griffith, Capt Richard Owen, W. Owen (Llnnfaglan), Daniel Thomas, J. Owen, J. Jones (Gaerwen), Elias Jones, R. Williams, E. Williams, R. Owen, W. Owen (Prysgol), Edward Jones, E. Williams, R. Humphreys, and R. Thomas. Futauciaf, §c. The clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) reported that the relief expenditure for the fort- night was £308 :33 4d; X35 7s had been paid to non-resident poor, and there was a balance of f326 5s. Number in the workhouse, 69 corres- ponding week last year, 75. Tramps during the fortnight, 16. A call of £ 12, being a rate of Itd ill the pound on the parishes liable, was made on behalf of the School Attendance Committee. Non-maintcnance (if a Father.—A letter was read from Benjamin Pritchard, Cefncvffin, Llanfrothen. informing the board of his inability to contribute anything towards the maintenance of his father, Thomas Pritchard, late of Tvgwvn, Clynog, who is in receipt of parochial relief. Each of the other sons, viz., Richard Jones, Frondanwg, Llanfrothen; John Pritchard, Glasfryn. Harlech; and Thomas Pritchard, Bryncoch, Abererch, contributed a small sum weekly, but the board desired that the amount between all should be 6s. As no under- standing could be arrived at, it was decided to proceed against them for the payment of the required amount. Tin JForkhouse Nurse.-The Local Government Boarl forwarded a letter announcing that under the circumstances they sancUoned the appointment of Ann Jones as nurse, at an annual salary of £ 20, conditionally upon her being allowed six months' trial to administer medicine to sick persons. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY —Before Mr E. G. Powell and Mr Whitehead. -The following persons were fined for drunkennessHugh Pritchard, Llanberis, 2s 6d and costs; E. Williams, Llanllvfni, do. William Jones, Talysarn, 15s, including costs; Evan Jones, Carmel, 2s Gd and costs and Robert Roberts, Clogwyn llIelyn, 2s Gd and costs. Higltway Offence.—John Hughes, farmer, was fined 2s and costs for allowing his cattle to stray on the highway between Penygroes and Llanllyfni. Alleged Offences Under the Matrimonial Causes Act. -The adjourned charge of assault, preferred under the Matrimonial Causes Act by Ellen Thomas against her husband, William Thomas, Goshen- r_l terrace, Llandwrog. The case was partly entered into at the previous court, but was adjourned in order to allow the defendant to obtain legal assist- ance. Mr Allanson appeared for the complainant, and Mr J. A. Hughes for the defendant, who denied having committed the offence attributed to him. Mr Hughes severely cross-examined the complainant, and elicited from her the facts that she had, on the day the information was laid against the defendant, pawned several articles be- longing to him. She also admitted having refused to give him his clothes before coming to court that morning. Complainant denied being a person of bad temper, and swore that the defendant had assaulted her on several occasions. Being cross- examined as to the alleged immoral intimacy between the defendant and a neighbour named Sarah Lloyd, complainant now denied having seen anything wrong between them. The defendant made no complaint to her respecting her sister's stay in the house.—Elizabeth Owen, Llanfechell, and Janet Owen, complainant's sisters, gave evid- ence to the effect that the defendant had ill-treated his wife.—For the defence, Mr Hughes contended he was perfectly convinced that the defendant had married an ill-tempered vixen. Under the clauseF of the new Act, it would have to be proved that the defendant was guilty of an aggravated assault, otherwise an order could be made upon him. He (Mr Hughes) maintained that no evidence with reference to an aggravated assault ttas produced, and had the sisters been "divorced," probably nothing would have been heard of the matter. Referring to the reflection made upon Sarah Lloyd's character, he desired to state it was nothing but a tissue of falsehood from begining to end, and 1 she was present in court to answer any accusation brought against her. Mr Allanson, on behalf of the complainant, ought to withdraw the charge mad3 against that woman, who was a respectable person.—After a short discussion, the allegation was withdrawn, and an order for 10s weekly was made against the defendant. Mr Hugh Roberts (Messrs C. A. Jones and Roberts) defended Hugh Jones, tailor, Bryntirion, Cwmyglo, against whom a similar charge was preferred. Mr Allanson (Messrs Turner and Allanson) appeared for the complainant. The facts of the case were not entered into, as Mr Roberts, on behalf of the de- fendant, offered to agree to a separation and to pay 5s weekly for the maintenance of the wife, who was a machinist and earned good' wages. His client urged that the differences which had un- happily culminated in the present proceedings were favoured by the wife's parents, who desired to have her services, and complained that she had left him with twins only five weeks' old, and taken £8 in gold, and a quantity of furniture and linen, which he sought to have returned. The bench made an order for 7s 6d weekly, the wife to have the custody of the children. Vagrancy.—Johi! James, blacksmith, and Wil- liam Price, moulder, tramps from Merthyr, were each committed for seven days for begging at Llanllyfni. Mr Powell recommended both to re- turn to their native town as soon as they could. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, MONDAY. -Before the Mayor (Mr Pugh), and Mr G. R. Rees. Inciting Bogs to Fight.—-This was the charge pre- ferred against William Williams, High. street, who was fined Is and costs. Drunkenness.—John Joues, sailor, Turkey-shore, and John Burke, a stranger, were egch fined 2s 6d and costs for drunkenness.—Edward Hughes, an old soldier, was again brought up and charged with committing a similar offence. He was fined 7s 6d and costs. Assaulting the Police.-Wm. Fern, sailor, Moun- tain-street, was found guilty of having assaulted a police officer, and was fined 20s and costs. Vagrancy.—James McCarthy, an Irish labourer, admitted sleeping out on the previous Sunday evening. In reply to the bench, defendant said that he came from Bethesda, where he had been staying for seven months. Their worships dis- charged him, conditionally upon his leaving the town, which he promised to do.
Mr Forbes has after all decided to give up lecturing for the press. He has gone to Cyprus for the Daily News, and will remain there for a con- siderable time. His tour in the United States is indefinitely postponed. Throughout the North of Ireland the crops are in splendid condition, an 1 a good deal 0f r,ra;u already cut in the western district. There is this year more than usual tillage in Ulster. The potatoes have generally escaped blight in this province.
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK, PWLLHELI. LYRESSES E. H. OWEN AND SON are 1.1.1 instructed to Sell by Auction, at the Crown Hotel, Pwllheli, on Wednesday, the 7th day of August, 1878, all those LEASEHOLD PREMISES, Wherein the business of the North & South Wales Bank is now conducted, and situated in Church Place, in the town of Pwllheli. The Premises are held under lease for 60 years from the 1st Julr, 1840, at an annual ground rent of jEl 10s. For furtliei particulars apply to Messrs Picton- Jones and Roberts, solicitors, Pwlllieli, or the Auctioneers at Carnarvon. 1806a TY CYMEEIG LLUNDAIN. WILLIAM ROBERTS, 9, THANET PLACE, TEMPLE BAR, LONDON, W.C. (Near Temple Station). Gentlemen and Families accommodated with well-aired Beds, Private Apartments, and Board, in the most reasonable terms. 777-f