GWILYM EVANS, FC.S., MANUFACTURING CHEMIST. LLANEIJ Y. SOUTH WALES. GWILYM EVANS'S QUININE BITTERS. THIS preparation is now extensively taken throughout the country by patients suffering from debility. nervms^ess, and general exhaustion, and if any value be atfached to human testimony the effiaey of this medicine has been successfully established. Its claims have been tested and proved by the mc'W.] rTrc'r^'ori r.y-v1 oth°rs, and corroVratprt by the written testimonials of eminent men. The Qainine Bitters contain not only a suitable qnsTitity of Qninine in each dose, but the active principles of the following well known herbs—ssrsararilla, saffron. gentian, lavender, and dandelion root. The use of Quinine is well known, but it bas never been satisfactorily combined with these preparations, until, after overcoming consider- able difficulties, the propriety- was able to secure a perfectly uniform preparation, combinine all the essential properties of the above plant' in their frreatest parity and concentration. It now established as a family medicine and is increasing in popular favour the more it la known and tested. Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters is a tonic "Pick-me-up," scientifically mixed in happy proportions. ADVANTAGES CLAIMED. 1. EnMrely vegetable *b«reforo conteinirsr neither iron or msrcnr* 2. A happy combination of medicines hitherto not pnccep^fully di-p."nsed. 3. EnJoys the confidence of the leading medical men in all districts in which it bas had a fair and continued trial. 4. Qainine Bitters are superior to any other kind of hitters pre- pared. 5. Patients who have suffered long an 5, sufferer, snvrrely, have received lasting and parmanent benefit from their use. Lastly. The numerous important testimonials received clearly demonstrate their value. MEDICAL USES. THE GREAT WELSH REMEDY. GWILYM EVANS'S QUININE BITTERS contains QUININE, and also the active principles of DANDE- LION and GENTIAN, LAVENDER and SAFFRON. Without excaption the best Rsmedy for Depression of Spirits and Melancholy. GWILYM EVANS'S QUININE BITTERS being a vegetable Pick-m^-uD," is strongly recommended for nervous diseases, such as undue anxiety despofidPTifv. fainting fits, n°rral?ia, and nervp. pains genera'ly. Has been taken with great permanent results for INDIGESTION in its DIFFERENT FORMS, such as sick head-ache, heartburn, cramp, flatulency, sense of fulneps and oDpressioa after patirnr, drowsiness, and pains in the region of the heart. Has successfully treated (after all known preparations had failed), severe c'tses of affections of the chest, such as com mon colds bronchitis asthmatic colds, shortness of breath, spitting of blood, &c. TESTIMONIALS. From the REV J. H. WILLIAMS (Brynfardd), Head-master of Dowlais Grammar School. The wonderful eflrncy of your Quinine Bitters to restore health and vigour, after lingering illnes3 and debility, has been recently and sufficiently proved by my family, and elicits this voluntary and conscientious testimony from me for the benefit of others. From J. ELLIS EDWARDS, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., &c., St. Clears, Carmarthenshire. Having been so frequently asked by my patients as to the desirability of taking your "Quinine Bitters," I have for the last two years given it a fair trial, and find it, without exception, the most pleasant and effectual means of administering that remedy. THE TREATMENT IS SIMPLE. GWILYM EVANS'S QUININE BITTERS removes disease by strengthening the system generally. They correct the stomach and purify the blood and thereby removthe first cause. „ N.B.—Mr Gwilym Evans can supply, by post, the names of patients in almost every district in Wales and West of England, whmuave tried his Quinine Bitters, and who are glad at any time to give full particulars of the benefits they ha-m themselves received. Be not persuaded to try any other preparation, as there are umerous imitaters of all genuine and successful medicines. The names given here are well known, and can be consulted as to the merits of this preparation at any time. OLDIN BOTTLES 28 9D AND 4s. 6D; AND CASES CONTAINING THREE 4s 6D BOTTLES AT 12s 6D EACH; ALL CHEMISTS, OR DIRECT FROM THE PROPRIETOR. NOTE.-The name Gwilym Evans, F. C.B., M.P.S., onStamp and Label E BEACH MOOTT SCHOOL, CRICCIETH CONDUCTED VY MISSES WILLIAMiJ AND TEMPLE. Prospectus s fr"e on application to above address Duties resumed (D.V.), January 23, 1883. t) RIDGE HOUSE SCHOOL, CHESTER PRINCIPAL J. MATHER, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin. (Classical Honors. fhe advantages cffered at this school are liberal diet, moderate terms, successful preparation for examination, particular attention to backward boys. Duties resumed Wednesday, July 2Cth. erms on application. 47 MANITOBA AND THE CANADIAN NORTH WEST, through which runs THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Farming and Grazing Lands for Sale on Easy Terms to Actual Settlers. If you desire to receive, free of charge, the Rail- way Company's New Regulations for the Sale of Lands in the Canadian North-West and also the latest Maps, Pamphlets, &c., containing the latest information about the countrv, address- ALEXANDER BEGG, Canadian Pacific Railway Offices, 101, Cannon- street. London. B 562-156 TOWYN TILE MYMZS & PIPE "WORKS FORYB, near ABERGELE. 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Orders by post immediately attended t JOHN ROBERTS AND CO. THE STAR," WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PROVISION STORES HIGH-STREET, DENBIGH. Tidingt of Comfort and Joy. The Marvellous Cure for Corns and Waits, VELIBTJCACINE (REGISTERED). Is guaranteed to remove the most painful OOPJX OR WART In a few days, ithout pain or inconvenience RECOMMENDED BY PHYSICIANS AND STFBGEONS. The following unsolicited Testimonials have been sleeted Walton Liverpool, August 21, 1882. Mr Hughes, GJRT—The VBBHUCACINE reached here on Sat- urday; enclosed are stamps for postage. Kindly send half-a-dozen more bottles to the above ad- dress. I must add that the VERRUCACINB is a most marvel?o>t» cure for corns, and I am sure my friends will fully apprecate it. Enclosed is P.O.O.-Yours truly, Ellesmere, Salop, Nov. 22, 1882. GJJ .J enclose postage stamps value Is. 3d Will you please send me per return of post another bottle of VEBRVCACINE. I am very much pleased with it and can highly recommend it; as I believe by using it a few more times will entirely remove my cornS Yours respef "tilly, ————— Mr R. D. Hughes. A Solicitor writes:- IZth December, 1882, Dear Sir,-Will you please send me three bottles of your VERRrcAciNE. It is the greatest bless. ing I ever came across. I want these bottles for friends.—Yours truly, R. D. Hughes, Medical Ball. Denbigh. Soici by all Chemists at 131d with, ful directions and Testimonials, or by Pos for 15 Stamps from the Inventor, E. D. HUGHES, OPERATIVE CHEMIST Medical Hall, DENBIGH. Wholesale of all the London and Liverpool Patent Medicine Houses. E 575 J
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CHESTER CORN ^MARKET, Saturday. — The market was well attended, with moderate supplies of grain, cheafly wheat, which met a ready sale at rather hisrher rates, the value of red being from 6s 3d to 6s 5d per 751bs. Fine samples of oats enquired for at previous full prices. Beans and barley unchanged. Indian com advanced 3d to 4d per lOOlbs. CORK CORN" MARKET, Wednesday. -Black Oats 6s 3d to 68 Si white oats, 8s to 8s 6d. LONDON CORN MARKET, Wednesday.- Fair market for wheat at fully Monday's quotations Flour steady at late values. Barley and maize continue firm. Oats slow trade, but no cheaper. Beans and peas remains without change. Weather unsettled.
FIRTHS, IJARRAGES, atrtr GEAT^S. BIRTHS. Atherton-Febrilary 14, at 56, Cooke-street, Belfast, the wife of Mr Samuel Atherton, late of Liverpool, and formerly of the Carnarvon Post Office, of a son. Jones-February 1, at Rhydorddwy-wen, Rhyl, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, of a son. Jones-January 30, tha wife of Captain Jones, Farmers' Arms, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli, of a daughter. Jones—February 11. at 51, Brook-street, Liver- pool, the wife of Captain Thomas Jones, of the Liverpool steam tug Rescue, of a daughter. Jones-February 7, at 73, Towson-street, Everton, the wife of Mr Richard Jones, of a daughter. Owen—January 25, at 11, Brook street, Birken- head, the wife of Mr John Owen, of a daughter. °arrv—February 6. at 73, North Hill street, Liverpool, the wife of Mr William Parry, of a daughter. Roberts-February 10, at High-street, Bangor, the wife of Mr W. T. Roberts, of a son. MARRIAGES. Dutton—Price—February 6, at the Parish Church, Llandudno, Mr John Dutton, Higher Tranmere, to Miss Emily A. Price, of Brooklyn.Llandadno. Davies-Williams-February 7, at St, Michael's Church, Aberystwith, by the Rev J. H. Davies, M A., Mr Richard Davies, son of the late Mr John Davies, formerly keeper of the Castle, to Mrs Margaret Williams, 52, Bridge-street,Aber- ystwith. Davies -Owens-February 2, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr John Davies, Capel Curig Hot 1, to Miss Mar- garet Owens, 'Rallt Goch, Owm-v-glo, Llanrug. Evans-Parry-February 3, by license, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr Robert Evans, Capel Curig Hotel, to Miss Sarah Parry, 'Rallt Goch, Coed-y-dd61, Llanberis. Hughes—Parry—February 8,at St. Luke's Church, London, by the Rev John de Soyres, Mr John Hughes, Madelaine-street, Liverpool, to Eliza- beth, second daughter of Mr Hugh Parry, Peniarth Bach, Bettws, :Abergele, formerly of Bodengan, St. Asaph. Hughes-Janes-February 6, at Salem Chapel, Pwllheli, by the Rev Morris Roberts, assisted by the Rev John Owen Jones, Llanberis, Mr Owen Hughes, Bryncelyn, Tal-y-sarn, to Anne Ellen, second daughter of Mr R. H. Jones, Sea View Pwllheli. Jones—Hughes—February 9, by license, at Bethel Chapel, Llanddeiniolen, by Mr W. R. White side, registrar, Mr John David Jones, Bryn- fedwen, Llanrug. to Miss Mary Hughes, Minffordd, Bethel, Llanddeiniolen. .TooeE;- Jones -February 2, by license, at the Rhos Ohapel, Ruthin, by the Rev William Evans, in the presem e of Mr Thomas Griffiths, registrar, Mr John Jones, Brynllwyd, Gyffplliog. to Miss Margaret Jones, Plas Meredith, Gyffvlliog, near Ruthin. Jo >es—Roberts—February 2, at the Registrar's Office,Ruthin, by Mr Thomas Griffiths,regis rar, Mr William Jones, to Miss Winifred Roberts, Bathfron, Llanarmon. near Ruthin. Jones Vaughan—Owen—February 6, at Hore Parish Church, by the Rev T. Jones, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev Canon Lewis, and the Rev T. Peacey, vicar of the parish. Lieut Colonel H. T. Jones-Vaughan. East Yorkshire Regiment, only son of the Rev T. Jones, rector of Llanengan, to Anna Eva Mary Sopbia. eldest daughter of M"S E. C. Owen 26, Pulmeira-square, URIGMON. aid Hengwrt U.-hal, Dolgelley. I Mason—Jenkins—February 2, by license, at the Registrar's Office, Aberystwith, by Mr John Jones, registrar, Tal-y-bont, Mr Isaac Mason, Bwleh-y dderwen, to Miss Mary Anne Jeukina, I Winllu, near Tal-y-bont. Owen-Hugnes-February 6, at the Wesleyar Chapel, Holyhead, by the Rev Isaac Jones and the Rev William Lloyd, Mr John Owens, Jew- street, to Miss Elizabeth Hughes, Old Station- both of Holyhead Roberts —Jones—February 2, at Ty'nrhyd Chapel. Cer"g y-druidioi, by the Rev R. Richards, John, only son of Mr D Roberts, P ntruffydd farm, Denbigh, to Annie, fifth daughter of the late Mr Thomas Jones, Bo I Tegid, Ceryg-y-druidion. Williams-Davies- Febru;rv 9th, at Llanbiblig Church, Carnarvon, by the Rev W. H. Owen, curate, Mr William Williams, engine driver, to Mrs Davies-both of Eleanor-street, Carnarvon. Wbitotler-Ifughes-February 1, at Shepperton, by the Rev R. F. Whistler, rector of Penshurst, and vicar of Ashburuham, brother of the bride- groom, assist-d by the Rev W. W. Martin. Mr George L. Whistler, of Harrogate, to Eliza Taughan, daughter of the Rev E. O. Hughes, rector of Llanddeiniolen. DEATHS. Ellis-February 7, at Henblas, Bala, Mr Thomas Ellis, chief constable, Merionethshire. Edwards-February 8, aged 21, Llewelyn, eldest son of Mr Evan Edwards, Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Aber, near Bangor. Evans-February 8, aged 60, Mr William Evans, Bion Ervri, Upper Llandwrog. Edwards-February 5, at Wrexham, aged 35, Andrew Graham, eldest son of the late Mr Samuel Edwards. Ellis-February 10, aged 26, the Rev Richard W. Ellis, curate of Pentir, Bangor. Fairclough— February 6, at Tyddyn-road, St. Asaph, Mr Henry John Fairclough, aged 72. Griffiths—February 4, at Rake farm, Hawarden, aged 71, Mr John Griffiths. Griffith-February 2, aged 19, John Robert, only son of Mr Richard Griffith, Ty Croes, Llangein- wen, Anglesey. Griffiths- Feo-uary 7. at 17, South-street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, aged 53, Mr Robert Griffiths. Griffiths-February 1, aged 79, Miss Elizabeth Griffiths, formerly of Llanferras, near Ruthin Jones-January 31, at 45, James street, Bangor, aged 15 months, William, infant son of Mr and Mrs B. Jones. Jones—January 29, aged 19, Miss Mary Jones, daughter of Mr John Jones, Prior-street, Ruthin. Jones-February 4, in his 85th year, Mr John Jones, tanner, Penrhyglyniog, Pwllheli. Jones-Februarl 3. aged 74, Mr Michael Jones, formerly of Salisbury-street, Liverpool. Jones-At 56, Oxton-street, Rice-lane, Liverpool, aged 75, Mr Robert Jones, formerly of Oldhall- street, Liverpool. Jones-February 10, at 102, Northumberland- terrace, Liverpool, aged 17, Maggie Anne Jones. Jones—February 5, aged 91, Elinor, the wife of Mr Hugh Jones, Bodfeurig, Aberffraw, Anglesey. Jones- February 7, at Bryndinas-terrace, Bangor, aged 53, ;Mr Evan Cletwr Jones, formerly of Chester. Jones-February 6, at 24, Trevelyan-street, Walton, Liverpool, aged 39, Martha, the wife of Mr Edward Maurice Jones. Jones-Feb,ua.ry 4, suddenly of croup, aged 3 years and 11 months, Katherine Susan (Susie), only daughter of Dr Shelton Jones, Pwllheli. Jacob-February 5, aged 65, Jane, relict of Mr John Jacob, Goginan, Melindwr. Jones—February 1, aged 68, at Ty.hen, near Tre- garon, Mr Thomas Jones. Jones—February 2, aged 55, Mr Isaac Jones, Blaengeuffordd, Penllwyn. Jones-February 8. at 85, Howat-ftreet, Everton, Liverpool, aged 48, Mr Thomas Jones, formerly of Rhyl. Lewis—February 1, at Llanrhystyd, Mr Lewis Lewis, aged 85. Lewis February 5, at Llangawsai. Anne Jane, daughter of Mr David Lewis, labourer. Lewis—January 22, aged 82, at 92, Highfield- street, Liverpool, Ann, relict of Mr John Lewis, Aberystwith Maekay—February 3, at Portmadoc, aged 24, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr Mackay, and second daughter of the late Mr Robert Baxter, High- street, Pwllheli. Morris-February 9, at Mill-road Hospital, Liver- pool, aged 45, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr George William 'Morris, 11, Leadenhall-street, Liver-, pool. O'Niel—February 1, washed ashore at Porthcawl, near Pwllheli, aged 17, John O'Niel, formerly of 37, Fairview-place, Toxteth Park, Live-pool. Rowlands—February 10, aged 5, Rowland, son of Mr Rowland Rowlands, smith, Mount Pleasant- place, Twthill, Carnarvon. Roderick—January 30, aged 76, at Pen-y-geulan, Treteurig, Margaret, relict of Mr Thomas Roderick. Roberts-February 5,aged 44, Mr Richard Roberts, Bryncwr, Gwalchmai, Anglesey. Thomas—January 16, aged 54, at 4, Greenfield- terrace, Kingsland, Holvhead, Anne, the wife of Mr Robert Thomas, brakesman. Thomas-February 12, at Southport, aged 51, Mr William Thomas, 16, RuflEord-street, Fair- field. WilliaIDs-Febmarv 11, aged 4 years and 4 months, Willie,eldest son of Mr R. T. Williams, Moaa House, Bodederu. Williams-January 29, aged 68, Mr Thomas Wil- liams, smith, Llangwyryfon, near Aberystwith. Williams—February 12, at 200, Grove-street, Liverpool, aged 28, Mr Richard Jones, youngest son of the late Mr Matthew Williams, Jan., of Liverpool.
1)1 A KY- [Thouerh every care has been taken in the compilation of this Diary, the publishers wisb to state that they do not hold themselves responsible for any error that may nappen.] FEBRUARY. 16—Friday.—County Court at Rhyl. 17—Saturday.—Eben Fardd died, 1863. 18-Sunday.-Second Sunday in Lent. 19—Monday. 20-Tuesday.-Fairs at Ellesmere and Ruthin 21- Wednesday .-Chester Cheese Fair.- Wrfx- ham County Court.—Fair at Caergwrle. 22-Thursday.-Full Moon 12h. 18m. a.M.— Chester Horse and Cattle Fair. 23—Friday.—Ieuan Gwynedd died, 1852. 24—Saturday.—Godfrey or Geffrey ab Arthur, consec. Bishop of St. Asaph, 1152. 25-Stmday.-Third Sunday in Lent. 26-Itonda.y. 27—Taesday.—Fair at Caerwys. 28—Wednesday.—Edward Richard, of Ystrad Meurig, died, 1777.
ANOTHER NEW MEASURE. The announcement that the Government in- tended introducing, early in the session, a 0- Parliamentary Affirmation Bill must have' given wide-spread satisfaction, although it threatened to add considerably to the heavy burden of legislative work. The circumstance that the Cabinet, on account of the trouble Causedby the re-appearance of the Bradlaugh case at intervals, had promised to deal with the oaths question ou the first favourable opportunity, seemed somehow, on account of the prominence given to other expected measures, to have slipped to some extent out of the public mind; but it was not forgotten by the member for Northampton himself, nor by watchful Radical Associations in various parts of the country- ( -< 1 Indeed, arrangements had been made, by the appointment of delegates re'resenting these associations, for a great demonstration in the I vicinity of the Palace of Westminster at the opening of the Parliament; and this fact hastened the decision of the Government to I take steps to settle the question out of hand, by bringing in a short bili which would legalize simple affirmation as a substitute for taking the oath in the case of members who have con- scientous objections to the latter. It is sin- gularly unfortunate, so far as regards the pro- spect of easy settlement, that the qnestien of the opFional use of affirmation should have got bound up in any way with Mr Bradlaugh, who has complicated the matter, and alienated some who would otherwise have supported his claim, by affirming, in the first instance, that he ob- jected on principle to taking the oath and next, when he saw that there was a danger of being completely shut out from his seat, that he was prepared to take the oath as a mere formality, which, for him, had nomeaning what- ever. It was this flagrant inconsistency which did damage to his claim two sessions ago; which hampered the action of the Government in connection with the oaths question; and which put a new weapon against him in the hands of the Conservative party in the House of Commons, who desired to keep him out of Parliament, quite as much because be was a thorough-going Radical, as because he was an equally thorough-going Agno-tic. If Mr Bradlaugh bad come in at the head of the poll, with a sweeping majority, as the Conservative member for Northampton, there would have been far less said—if indeed anything at all, on the Opposition benches-about the degradation which awaited Parliament if an Atheist were permitted to take his seat there, and of the greater influence which might thereby be given to views which were held in general abhor- rence, and which should receive no countenance in a country where Church and State were united by the closest bonds -as made evident to all the world by the presence of bishops in the House of Lords. When the Affirmation Bill is brought forward by the Government, it will hardly be possible to separate it entirely from the case of Mr Bradlaugh, and from his claim to a seat in the House of Commons as the duly-returned representative of a borough con- stituency and, therefore, it may be expected that the Opposition will, on this account, exhibit strong hostility to the bill when it is introduced. It is sure to be described as a measure especially intended to open the door of the House of Commons to Mr Bradlaugh-whose advent into Parliament is equally sure to be deprecated on the ground that he would be the forerunner of a host of Atheistic Radicals and Republicans such as M. Clemenceau-with whom Mr Glad- stone recently had an interview at Cannes—has at his back in the French Chamber of Deputies. This is certain to be the cue taken up by the Conservatives; and the bill, though it ought not to occupy much time in consideration, will therefore, it is to be feared, give rise to pro- longed debates in both houses. But there is really no reason why this should be the case and the Conservatives should make an effort to get over the idea when the bill is brought in that it is specially attended to clear a passage for Mr Bradlaugh into Parliament. Even if the member for Northampton, who is held in such high disfavour, had never existed at all, or had never shown any ambition to write M.P. after his name, the time had fully come when it was necessary that the old Parliamentary oath should be superseded or supplemented just as it was in the case of the old Rules of Procedure, which underwent revision and amendment in the course of the recent autumnal session. Our ancestors did what they thought best according to their lights but the modern age expects to be guided by modern ideas, and demands new departures. There are men, unconnected with the Quaker sect or with any type of unbelievers, who object on principle to oath-taking, and they are surely entitled, when such is the case, to be allowed to affirm in the simplest form of words. There is a-common saying that The word of an honest man is as good as his bond," and so it may be claimed that the affirma- tion of an honest man is as good as his oath. This is fully recognized in our courts of justice, and it is time that the same should be the case as regards Parliament. It is difficult to see when the Affirmation Bill is introduced, what the sticklers for the oath will see to cavil about. The old custom of the oath will still be preserved for those who choose to use it, and they will not be asked to content themselves simply with affirmation. It is not intended to abolish the oath altogether—though it would have saved a good deal of waste of Parlia- mentary time if that had been done when the innovations were introduced that enabled Jews and Quakers to take seats in Parliament. To have excluded Jews and Quakers, merely because they found themselves unable to take the oath, would now be thought an act of gross intolerance; and it is none the less so when directed against Freethinkers, who are as much entitled as members of the Church of Eugland or Roman Catholics, or members of any of the Protestant Dissenting denomina- tions, to take a leading part in public affairs. It has not hitherto been found that the Quakers and Jews, who are privileged to take their seats in Parliament after making a simple affirmation, have shown any essential difference in conduct and deportment from members who are admitted after oath. Indeed, any one who has witnessed the manner in which the ceremony of oath-taking is gone through at the opening of a new Parliament, must have felt that simple affirmation would be infinitely preferable to the present mode. The new members often have the oath administered to them in batches by the Speaker; and this "happy dispatch" style imparts to the process such an air of mere formality that one can hardly avoid the impression that no great harm would result if it were dene away with for good and for all. We may at any rate feel perfectly certain of this: that when affirma- tion is once introduced as a matter of choice, it will come, sooner or later, to supersede the oath.
The Dandelion Extract contained in Dr King's Pills, by its well-known action on the Liver (the mosy important gland in the whole frame), causes the bodilt secretions to flow in a regular manner, and conjointly with the Tonic ingredients, greatly invigorates, so maintaining the great portals of the system in the best condition to secure good health. ADY Uhemist sells condition to secure good health. Any Chemist sells em in boxes, Is LID and 2s 9d each. E
THE BARBER'S BENCH. [BY LOOTS LATHERLEY.] Omnibus not ma tonsoribus.—HORACE. MR EDITOR,—The younger portion of your readers have undoubtedly been anxiously waiting the approach of the 14th of February. Well, that significant day has, much to the satisfaction of the post officials, passed away. Many persons have had an opportunity of ex- pressing That secret impulse of our soul That impetus beyond control Many others have been equally, if not more, alive to the occasion, and have taken the op- portunity of returning old" compliments." Among the great variety of articles delivered at the post-office this week were-a box con- taining a rei herrin, ditto containing a rat, a birch rod, a cradle, a number of wax dolls, &c. When a man (or a woman, as is oftener the case) puts a securely-packed rat in the letter-box, it is difficult to conceive the meaning of Colleridge's lines- All thoughts, all passions, all delights, WhatevEr stirs tbp mortal frame, Are all but ministers of love, Ar:d feed its sacred flime. When will the Low Water Landing Stage be completed ? Certainly it is not too soon to have our present landing stage put aside for ever. People having to cross from Anglesey or vice versa, when the water is low, have to experience the stimulating physical exercise of crossing the sandbank at the almost never fail- ing expense of having their feet well drenched. The crossing accommodation of the Tal-y-foel ferry, although it is now much better than:it used to be,is not what it shouldbe. When the low-water landing stage has been completed things willimprove, perhaps. We will expect it any way. Is it true that Mr H. Humphreys, Castle- square, has been appointed referee and general superviser over a new local Tory journal ? This appointment cannot mean that other people do not enjoy the confidence of the pro- prietors. » Our worthy townsman Mr Lewis Lewis is not so prominent a politician as to deserve the unworthy stigma continually bestowed upon him in Cheekall's Journal. Had it not been be- neath the dignity of Mr Lewis to comment upon these effusions of personal animus, I would not have taken any notice of them. What has Mr Lewis done to Bob I wonder ? It cannot be that it is the desire and wish of the party which Bob pretends to serve that such abuse should be written. No; Mr Lewis enjoys a great deal more popularity even among the Conservatives than Bob does, and he would certainly be the last gentleman whom respect- able people would allow to be made the object of public contempt. But Bob is Bob; and what he says or does, carries no effect at all. It is well that our worthy ex-mayor knows this much. It is very singular, however, that the very same individual wrote the following lines on the very same subject, some short time ago, when he served another party. One would believe that such a change could hardly be effected in so short a time; but a man will do wonders if he is pressed to do it by cir- cumstances :— Our worthy mayor (Mr Lewis Lewis) is one of the leading pioneers of the trade of the town, and beyond this he has always cherished a most ardent desire to elevate the moral and religious condition of our working population. Mr Lewis showed great liberality on former occasion of his mayor- alty, and it is in fitness he should inherit our greatest honour now that his liberality (in con nection with the institute) is to be put into actual shape. He has deserved much of the inhabitants of Carnarvon, who are honoured as much in their mayor as the recipient is in the distinction." » In a contemporary this week there appears in Cheekall's Own Column a peor little story put down in the form of a drama. The most prominent letters in the initials of the characters represented are the following:— I DID DO UANIOU. Very suggestive, indeed. # BARBER'S BENCH DIVISION, WEDNES- DAY.—Before the Lord Chief Justice. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. This was an action in which the gas com- mittee of the Carnarvon Corporation sought to recover from Dr Kirk and six other members of the Corporation damages to the amount of £ 5000 for having damagingly affected the credit of the committee with the tradesmen of the town. In the plaintiffs' statement of claims it was stated that defendants had much damaged the credit of the committee by ex- posing them before the public as parties who had no right to give out orders or pay money. The plaintiffs also alleged that the defendants had maliciously and intentionally propose!, seconded, and voted for a resolution purported to curtail their authority and lessen their dignity as a body. Mr Nolaw, Q.C., appeared for the plaintiffs, and the defendants were unrepresented. From the opening state- ment of Mr Nolaw it appeared that the parties were all local legislators, and were for obvious reasons on anything but friendly terms with each other. The plaintiffs, whose party were in the majority in the legislative assembly, were continually being annoyed by the de- fendants criticising and disputingtheir accounts. The learned advocate said that in some cases the committee bad even been taunted with not being honest in the transaction of their public duty. This the learned advocate thought was too much for any body of respectable gent emen to stand, and he would put it to his lordship whether the committee were not perfectly justified in bringing forward a claim for damages. He was prepared to satisfy his lordship by the most reliable evidence that the credit of the plaintiffs had been affected to a most deplorable extent. Almost all orders for goods sent out to local tradesmen were re- turned to the committee endorsed, We doubt whether you are the proper authorities to give out orders and pay bills." That a committee having a full power to manage their own affairs should be thus stigmatized was rea!ly a painful matter, and he wished his lord- ship to look at tke case in that light. r I' For the defence Dr Kirk contended that they, the defendants, had only done what the Act of Parliament authorized them to do. They had. merely asked that the committee should sub- mit their accounts for the inspection of the whole assembly, AND what could be more fair I than that. The real cause why they (the defendants) had been proceeded against was their straight-forwardness and honesty. They (the defendants) had, by their determination to check all under-handed work, been made subj cts to uncalled for restrictions. If they nnntioned 3Dything abo-it the gas committee (although they claimed equal privileges to the other members of the corporation) they were immediately over-ruled by the chair The little alterations which had been affected at the gas-worksthrough their (the defendants) interference had resulted in making that corporate undertaking yield nearly six or seven times the amount of surplus it previously used to return. Dr Kirk closed his defence by appealing to his lordship's sense of justice, whether, instead of having to pay damages, the defendants would not be perfectly justified in asking for judgment with costs. His lordship in summing up said the case had evidently arisen out of party feelings. He could see no reason why the action should have been brought forward, and gave judgement for defendants, with all costs.
DR KIRX AND THE GAS COMMITTEE. SIR,—In your report of the proceedings at the last corporation meeting you omit the principal part of what I said in reply to Dr Kirk on the above subject, and in justice to myself and to those who voted with me against Dr Kiik's resolution, that the gas accounts should b3 passed by the finance committee, I must ask to be allowed to explain that I contended that under the Carnarvon Consumers' Gas Act the corpora- tion may manage the whole or a portion of the gas worka themselves, but only a., a baard but if they depute the whole or any part of the manage- ment to a committee, then that committee is to be called the gas committee', and must not consist of more than seven members, and that the corpora- tion has no power to place any portion of the management in the hands- of the fina ce com- mittee, consisting as it does of more than seven members. The Rcceunts of the gas works are also to be kept separate. I enclose the Act of Parliament, and in the interest of the inhabitants of Carnarvon shall feel obliged by your publishing with this the only clauses referring to the management or accounts; they are, and include, clause 49 to 53, page 12.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, J. P. DB WINTON. Carnarvon, 10th February, 1883. CARNARVON CONSUMERS* GAS ACT, 1872 (35 AND 36
VICT.). 49. So far as this act is to be carried into execution by the corporation, it aliall be carried into execution by them acting as the local board of health of the district of the borough of Carnar- von. 50. The corporation may, after the transfer, frc.M time to time, appoint any members of tha local board (not exceeding seven) to be a com- mittee for carrying into effect the provisions of this act, and to be called The gas committee." 51. The gas committee shall BE subject to the control and regulation of the corporation, s'ld sub- j ect thereto shall have full power and authority in the name and as the agent of the corporation to carry into execution the several powers and provisions of this act, but the corporation from time to time may revoke or suspend all or any of the powers of the gas committee, and, notwithstanding the existence or during any vacancy or non-existence of the gas committee, may carry into execution all or any of the powers and provisions of this act. 52. Minutes of all orders and proceedings of the gas committee shall be entered in books kept for the purpose, and the orders and proceedings so entered, and signed by the chairman of the meet- ing, shall be deemed original orders and proceed- ings, and shall be admitted in evidence in all courts and elsewhere accordingly. 53. The corporation shall keep a separate account of their receipts and expenditure, credits, and liability under this act. THE COLLEGE FOR NORTH WALES. SIR,-It is getting more clear every day that the so-called conference at Chester has left this question further than ever from a satisfactory settlement. The meeting got held of an idea that the only friends of Aberyatwith College werej^outh Wales people, whereas many of the best friends of the movement belonged to North Wales, not- ably the late Sir Hugh Owen. Certain statistics that were circulated were rather misleading, because they gave Cardiganshire credit for sub- scribing £ 8,611,of which sum nverjE5,000 came from Mr Davies, Llandinam. Deducting this sum from South Wales, and inclurling Liverpool, Man- chester, &c., in North Wales, we will have a total of more than half the £52,797 subscribed towards the institution, all of which was subscribed by Welshmen and their English friends for the benefit of Wales, and not for a locality, as-appears to be the object now. The uncompromising spirit displayed by the delegates frolm Carnarvonshire did great harm for one M.P. (not a Welshman) who was already a munificent benefactor. He informed us that he came to Chester prepared to give a sum of at least equal to any that was promised, but seeing the unfair turn the meeting iook he had decided to find other objects for his-charity, and he was not alone. The most zealous friends of Aberystwith came prepared to discuss ohe question fairly and to co-operate for the establishment of a college in North Wales, feeling very anxious at the same time that Aberystwith should get fair play, and knowing that under the most favourable cir- cumstances it would take years before another college could attain the position which the one at Aberyatw th now enjoys; for, in addition to doing most excellent work, after years :of toil it has secured a Government grant,aud it should be re- membered that it cannot be taken from it by the simple vote of such a meeting as we had at Cheater. The danger is that while we are quarrelling among ourselves the grant will be lost, for it is very doubtful, indeed, that it can be retained without the co-operation of the Ater stwifch Council. Feeling a deep interest in the question, of higbertfducation in Wales, and having had the privilege of supporting the movement when, ita friends were few, I would respectfully suggest to Mr T M. Williams, the convener, that a com- mittee should be formed, consisting of say fifteen gentlemen, who might calmly go into the whole question. Let the "new friends" nominate seven to meet another seven nominated by the governors of Aberystwith College, with Lord Aberdare as president, and I feel convinced a scheme could be drafted which would at once amicably settle the difficulty. I am sure that no committee on the question of Education in Wales without Lord Aberdare, Messrs Henry Richard, M.P., David Davies, M.P., Lewis Morris, and Professor Rhys, who have been so devoted to the cause, can loosen the purse strings of the people, which after all is the chief point, but a point which most of those present at Chester strangely lost sight of.—Yours faithfully, WH,LIAM ROWLAND. Manchester, February 8th. 1883
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