-=- LDCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. A boiler explosion occurred on board the steamer Allam while it was being towed in the Scheldt ou Thursday. Seven men were killed and two more injured. The Rev Tiiouias b'ov.'er, D.D., president of tiio Corpus Christi College, was on Iliuis- day elected ,rioo-chancellor of the Oxford "Univ jrsit yon the nomination of Lord Salis- bury, A-, Blackburn, a wine merchant, named Charles Smith, was fined 1:50 and costs for extracting spirits from the wood of a num- ber of casks. The second reading of the Seats for Shop Assi stants (^jotland) Biil was negatived without a division in the House of Lords on 'JLiiarsclay. It is stated that Mrs Barrow Williams, wite of the Rev H. Barrow NVilitams, Messrs E. i acrp and Nv U. YY uliams, will contest the seat on Conway Board of Guardians vacant through the resignation of the Rev Peri^ »%^iiams.. The locust pest is assuming considerable proportions in Spain. Tne tertile district of Serena, in J^strtanadura, ia,, been in- vaded by these insects, and the railway line between Almorchon and Daiii.ez is covered WltJl them for a distance of over ten miles. The Upper Rouse of the Convocation of York, on Thursday, received the report of the Committee on lasting Communion. The report condemned the making of fasting obligatory. Both Houses passed resolutions disapproving of the issue of seven-day news- papers. About 80,000 excursionists visited Black- pool on Saturday to take part in the annual demonstration of Lancashire and Cheshire miners. Two mass meetings were held, at which resolutions were passed congratulating the Government on passing the compensa- tion act, and in favour of the payment of aiembers of Parliament. It was stated that during the year 60,000 Welsh miners had bee-u received into the Federation, M-rs Samuel Wade, of Stanningly, who had been blind for thirty years, was recent- ly admitted to the Leeds Infirmary, and an operation for cataract has completely re- stored her sight. In an interview on Fri- day, the woman, who is nearly seventy years old, said that everything seemed strange. New buildings had sprung up, and she recognised neither Stanningly nor Leeds. She had buried' two sons without seeiag them. Her daughter was twenty- one when she first saw her. A painful sensation was created at Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham, on Sunday night, by the sudden death of Roland Oliver, one of the best-known singers belonging to the Mohawk Minstrels, who were giving a concert before 3000 people. After singing, "Blow, blow, thou wintry wind, Oliver was proceeding to leave the platform, when he staggered, and a minute later xplred. Advice from Apia, dated April 27th, states that Mataafa, under the pressure of threat5 of immediate hostilities from the British and American naval commanders, has agreed to an armistice pending the arrival of the Joint High Commission, and to withdraw beyond a certain line. The German Consul de- clined to join his British and American col- leagues in a proclamation to the natives re- garding the Commission. The following communication has been addressed to Mr R. Harris Jones, Ruthin, the conductor of the party which was in- vited to sing before H.R.H. the Prince of Wales last Wednesday:—"Ruthin Castle, 5th May, 1899. Dear Sir,—We shall be ob- liged if you will express our thanks to the fine choir you were good enough to bring on Wednesday evening to sing before H.R.H. the Prince of He was much struck with the excellence of the performance. I hope Mr Maldwyn Humphreys will have the success he deserves.—I am, yours truly, W. Cornwallis West." At thfemonthly meeting of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn District Council on Tuesday, the Finance Committee submitted an estimate Of the receipts and expenditure for the cur- rent year, from which it appeared that the total amount required for the current year would be £ 10,360. The revenue, apart from the rate, was Pllll. The assessable value of the district was estimated at E42,000, the net produce of a penny rate being £ 165, and that of a rate of 5s 6d in the £ being given as £ 10,890. The estimate was accepted, and it was decided to lay a rate of 5s 6d in. the R. The chief topic of conversation at Llan- gollen is the resignation of the Rev Henry Jones, the late rector of the parish. Many reasons are stated for his taking this ex- treme step, but at present nothing authentic is known. He has not officiated for the last two Sundays, and the congregation cannot understand why he ha's resigned his living so suddenly. He is a comparatively young man, high in favour with the Bishop of St. Asaph, and was for some time vicar choral at St. Asaph Cathedral. At Doleelley Petty Sessions, on Tuesday, William Jones, postmaster, Aberangell, was charged on remand with having on the 20th April last, stolen a letter containing 12s worth of stamps;; further with having, on the 18th of March last, stolen a parcel con- taining three baby's socks; and also, with having on different times between 1895 and 1899, kept letters and circulars undelivered contrary to regulations. The prisoner pleaded not guilty to all counts, and reserved his defence. He was committed to take bis trial at the next assizes to be held at Dolgelley in June, bail being accepted, him- self in £ 100 and two sureties in £ 50 each. The masters builders of Wolverhampton have declined the services of the Mayor as mediator in then" dispute with their labourers for an advance of wages. The Bolton magistrates on ThursdayfinAd a hawker, named Thomas Parkinson, zC57 and coats, or six months' hard labour, for selling methylated spirits as whisky. From Pretoria it is reported that most important modifications of the franchise law in favour of the TJitlanders will be sub- mitted to the Volksraad during the coming week, and the Government are negotiating with the Dynamite Company with a view to :substantially altering the contract. Intimation was received at Manchester on Friday that Thomas Reed, who was sentenced to death at the recent assizes for the murder of a man named James Monks, had been reprieved with the view to the com- mutation of his sentence to one of penal servitude for life. A large deputation, organised by the Navy League, waited on Thursday, on Mr Gosc'ien and Mr Ritchie at the Board of Trade. The increasing proportion of foreigners in the mercantile marine was pointed out, and it was urged that the Government should sup- ply trinin ships, and the maritime county councils and other bodies might supply funds for scholarships for training sailors. Ir. Ritchie disclaimed any apprehension in the minds of the Admiralty or the Government as to the efficiency of the Navy or the supply of sufficient men. He absolutely declined to take to :he House of Commons the scheme of the deputation by which the State should set up additional training snips for the mercantile marine, and then give the ship- owners a yearly sum to take the lads. As to the employment of foreign .sailors, he was opposed to any interference in the ship- owners' business. As to the general pen- sion fund for sailors, he could not bold out much hope chat the Government would move .on the lines suggested. The M'Gill University, Montreal, has con- ferred the degree of LL.D. on Mr Rudyard Kipling. Sir David Stewart h is been adopted by some wards to oppose Mr Bryce at the next election for Aberdeer. in the Unionist inter- est. It appears that, -inder the will of the late Baroness Hirsh a t Jtal of £ 1,870,000 has been bequeathed to twenty-four organisations in Paris, New Yorl;, London, and other cities. The funeral of the Duke of Beaufort took place at Badminton en Friday, in the pre- sence of an r^sembly which was representa- tive of almost every class with whom his lordship v as brought into contact. The Rev Dr Kellogg, an American Pres- byterian mission celebrity, has been killed thk-ouga falling over a precipice while cycl- ing in the Himalayas. The estate of the late Sir Henry Delves Brough'ton, Bart., Doddington Park, Nant- S^vich, has been valued at £ 166, 46, includ- ing personal estate of the net value of £ 167^871. At the annual meeting of the Council of the Free Churches of North' Wales, held at Corwen, Dr Owen Davies, of Carnarvon, re- ferred at considerable length to difficulties which the aBptiste denominations tteeMofh A farmer, named Thomas Bibby, was burned to death on Saturday morning in the stable at his farm, at the village of Church- stoke, near Montgomery. The cause of the fire is not known. At a meeting of the Conservators of the River Dee fishery district, held at Chester on Saturday under the presidency of the Duke of Westminster, is was reported that on the Dee, as on so many other rivers, the salmon fishing season has been an exceeding- ly poor one. A settlement has been effected of tne dispute between the Cambrian Railways Companys and their enginemen and firemen. The company have agreed to reduce the working hours from twelve to ten per day, and the -men have given way on theother points which were In dispute. The International Congress on Comniore- ial Education was brought to a close at Venice on Monday. One of the resolutions passed was in favaur of an international system of translation being adopted, by mercantile firms. The next congress will meet in Paris on August 6th, 1900. Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., in a letter to a correspondent on the subject of seven-days journalism, denounces tne new departure, which he predicts will be attended unless it is speedily checked, with the most injurious results to journalist-g news agents, and the public. The results of the general examination held on March 14th, under the auspices of the North Wales Baptists Sunday School Union, was announced on Saturday. It appeal's that the schools in the Wrexham and Rhos districts have attained the highest position throughout Wales as regards the number of entries and the results attained. A Parliamentary paper giving the corre- spondence between the Colonial Office and the Australian Colonies and Canada on the subject of the Pacific cable has been published. ft contains the offer of the Imperial Government, which is to pay au annual subsidy of five-eighteenths of any deficiency, the payment, however, not to exceed £ 20,000 the'Canadian and Australian Governments to construct the cable and maintain it. At Monday's meeting of the Royal Com- mission on Licensing, the discussion turned chiefly on the clauses relating to Ireland. The majority express the opinion that the separation of the trade in intoxicating liquors from ether businesses cannot bo en- forced except in the case of new licences. It was decided by a majority to substitute nine o'clock for ten o'clock as the hour for closing on Saturday nights. The delibera- tions of the Commissions concluded on Tues- day. i Sir Herbert S. Naylor-Leyland, who was elected member of Parliament for the South- port Division last August, when a vacancy was caused by the appointment of Mr Cur- zon (now Lord Curzon of Kedleston) to the Viceroyalty of India, died in London, on Sunday. Ever since the election Sir Her- bert who was a Liberal, had been in poor health, and spent part of the winter abroad. On his return hopes were entertained for a time of his recovery, but he gradually sank under the effects of his malady-tubercular laryngitis. He was only 35 years of age, and had been unable to take his seat in Parlia- ment. Principal H. R. Reichel has selected from a large number of the existing MSS. a volume of discourses by his father, the late Bishop of Meath, delivered during the lifetime of that prelate upon various occasions in diff- erent parts of the kingdom. The volume is brieflv entitled "Sermons," and contains a short prefatory memoir of the Bishop. It deals largely also with that period in Ire- land dating from the passing of the Dises- tablishment Act in 1870, when party feel- ing between the Churches were running high and when the Darwinian theories were set- ting theologies and scientists at variance Messrs MacMillan and Co. will publish' the volume very shortly.. Extraordinary scenes were witnessed in the French Chamber of Deputies on Mon- djv afternoon, when a violent personal at- tack was made 111 his absence onM. Delcasse, the Foreign Minister, by M. Lazies, who wound up his denunciation by shouting, "This man, Delcasse has cheeks which do not blush under a blow." Shbuts of pro- test arose from nearly all parts of the Chamber, and on the call of the Premier, M. Dupuy, a resolution was passed censuring M. La ides, and the order of the day pure and simple was agreed to by 444 votes to 67. When M. Delcasse aft«rward| jtttered the House he was received ifith great cheering,, Subsequently in tie lobbies, there wete violent disputations, during which M. Mille- voye and M. Chenavaz nearly came to blows, and ultimately decided to fight a, duel. At the annual meeting of the Briti h and Foreign Bible Society in Exeter Hall, London.on Friday, Sir T. Fowell Buxton Bart, G.C.M.G., presided, and was sup- ported by the Lord Bishop of Hereford, Sir John Kennaway, Bart, M.P., Sir George Willliams. Mr Samuel Smith, M.P.. Mr Jas. Round, M.P., Dr Newman Hall, and a strong platform of clergy and ministers. The speakers included Bishop Mitchinson. Rev Dr Barrett of Norwich, The Dean of St. Da- vid's, Rev T. S. Wynkoop of Allahabad. Rev R. O. Walker of Madrid, and Rev E. J. Stobo of Quebec. The report showed a re- cord circulation of 4,479,000 copies of Scrip- ture last year. Sinoe its foundation in 1805 the Society has issued 160 millions coj^s. The "Dravcd," the organ of the Welsh people in Patagonia, announces the death of the Rev Abraham Matthews, minister of e Moriah and Tairhelygen Congregational ciiurches and' the editor of the "Dravod," which took place at the beginning of last month after an illness of only a fortnight. Mr Matthews, who was a native of Mont- gomeryshire, commenced preaching at the Sam-nali independent Church, Cemmaes. He was ordained to the ministry in the year 1859 after a course of training at the Bala Independent College. He held the pastor- ate of Llwydcoed Church, Aberdare, r seven years. In the spring of the year 1865 he went out to Patagonia as a member of I the first party of Welsh colonists. About five years ago he visited this country and spent some time in the Principality preach- ing and lecturing on Patagonia. He render- ed valuable services as an evangelist to his fellow-countrymen in South America,
I The Liberal Party SPEECH BY LORD ROSEBERY. Lord Rosebery presided on Friday night at a house dinner at the City of London .Li- beral Club, and in responding to the toast of his health' referred to the position of the Liberal party. He remarked that he could not help saying that the decay of Parlia- mentary Liberalism was a very great disaster to the country, although he paid a tribute of praise to Sir H. Canipbell-Bannerman for the way in which he had railied the Opposi- tion. The hideous political apathy that existed was mainly due, he considered, to this decay. He especially mentioned "Par- liamentary" Liberalism because he never doubted for one moment of the great swell of Liberalism in the country. lie believed the country was never so heartily-—uncon- sciously to some extent—in sympathy with Liberal aims. When he spoke of Liberal- ism, he did not mean sectional Liberalism, but the old Liberal spirit as it existed before 1886-befADre the unhappy division weakened half the party and drove the other half into associations which it must sometimes find distasteful. If he ventured to address any advice to politicians, he should say that un- til they had the Liberal party as it was before 1886, reconstituted: in some form or another, or until they had a new party con- situted which would embody all the elements which existed in the Liberal party before 1886, they would never have that predomin- ance in the country which used to appear the heritage and almost the birth-right of the Liberal party. Proceeding to refer to the growth of Imperialism, Lord Rosebery distinguished between "sane" Imperialism and "wild cat" Imperialism, defining the former as nothing but larger patriotism. It now, he said, pervaded almost every section and every individual in the community. If the old Liberal party was to be revived or a new party built up, this factor of "a larger patriotism" must be prominent in the minds of those who revived or constructed it. He believed that if the old Liberal spirit were combined with the new Imperial spirit, de- finitely and nominally, as he believed it to be essentially, in the mind of the nation, the Liberal party would once more regain It lost predominance and would have a future which would vie with the richest traditions of the past. In a later speech, replying to the expression of a hope that he would once more take his place in the front rank of public men, Lord Rosebery said he trusted nothing had occurred that night which might be taken as an indication that he had any intention of returning to that active arena which he deliberately, and for good reason, forsook in 1896. SIR W. HARCOURT'S REPLY. Sir W. Harcourt speaking at the annual dinner of the Welsh Parliamentary Party, on Saturday night, said it appeared from the morning papers to be thought fitting by a gentleman who had retired from the leader- ship and from party politics to devote an after-dinner speech upon a semi-public oc- casion to comments upon the policy and eont-titution of the Liberal party. After such an address it would not be difficult. to understand the phrase about "cross- currents" which was used in some recent published correspondence between Mr Morley and himself. What did his lordship mean by going back to 1886?? The ashes of Mr Gladstone were hardly cold before they were advised to take a sponge and wipe out the whole of the inheritance which that illustrious and revered statesman hiid left to the Liberal party. What was to be wiped out ? First, Welsh Disestablishment, which deep- ly interested the people and the Parliament- ary representatives of the Principality of Wales. Next, temperance reform, also land reform, then a question supposed by some to be not only of » primary, but of exclusive importance--viy, the veto power of the House of Lords. Was all that to be ab- jured? He (Sir William Harcourt) always understood that the Liberal party had been a party) of progress, but now it was apparent- ly expected that the stream should be turned back. That was against the nature of greao streams, which went onwards, and did not ascend to their source. All this came from one who was one of the principal col- leagues of Mr Gladstone—one who was a partv to the whole of that which it was now Jes;r»-d to ol:lte.at- It came from ( re who, when he became responsible for, he Liberal party at the Foreign Office meeting in 1893, on Mr Gladstone's retirement, de- clared that there was nothing changed in the policy of the party. Why was this ne- cessity for returning to the period before 1886 not proclaimed at the election of 1895 ? Why was this repentance reserved for 1899 ? v were the Liberal party in the House of Commons reproachc, tor apathy ? He (Sir William) did not himself see any apathy about his right hon. friend, Sir Henry Camp- bell-Bannerman. That leader at least was not an apostle of reaction. Sir Henry's declarations had been for fidelity to the cause of progress, and it was in view of this fact that he (Sir William Harcourt) was for his part prepared to give him a. loyal sup- port. He believed Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman would faithfully adhere to the principles to which the Liberal party had declared its attachment during the past 15 years. In some of those years the Liberal party had been beaten, and in some of 1 iem it had been successful, but of none of them had it any cause to be ashamed. What they wanted in a leader was & man to said to his troopsj ''Go forward," and who was not pre- pared to invite them to retire to the rear., At all events, the time had come when the Liberal party must make up its mind "whether its march1 was to be forward or backward., If it allowed itself to be defeated by such counsels as he had referred to it would de- serve to be destroyed. They might be told that the recent advice was given because they had been defeated, that the City Liberal Club was depressed by the election of 1874, and that it was stunned by the defeat of 1 "095. But 1874 was followed by the victory of 1880, and the defeat cf 1886 was wiped out by the victory of 1892. It was not be- cause they had been beaten in 1895 that they were going to throw up the sponge, and to declare that for fifteen years they had been in the wrong or that the men whom they ought to have followed were the Duke of Devonshire and Mr Chamberlain. He (Sir William) concluded by saying :•—"I think I know enough' of the spirit of the Welsh members to prophecy in which camp they will be found, and I hope I may not be to blame in expressing at least my sentiments as an independent Welsh member, in which I think I perceive I carry with me your as- sent" (cheers). OPINION ON THE SPEECH. The speech, says the Press Association, was warmly received by most of the mem- bers persent at the Welsh dinner. Several of them, however, are disposed, like other members of the Opposition, to think that Lord Rosebery's speech has been somewhat misconstrued, and that it was only intended as an appeal to Liberal Unionists amongst the audience to assist in restoring the former organisation and united influence of the whole Liberal party, irrespective of recent differences upon certain points of policy which al e now considered to be outside the immediate range of practical politics.
Welsh Judges for Wales. EMPHATIC PROTEST BY CARNARVON COUNTY COUNCIL. At the quarterly meeting of the Carnar- von County Council on Thursday, Alderman J. R. Pritchard presiding, Mr Henry Parry moved "That this Council emphatically protests against the action of her Majesty's judges interfering with' the rights of Welsh- men to give their evidence in the law courts in their native tongue, and strongly urges the Lord Chancellor to arrange for the ap- pointment of judges on the Welsh circuits conversant with the Welsh tongue." In the course of a stirring speech hê said it was full time a stop was put to the practice of using the machinery of the law to kill the Welsh language and to insult the national character. It was impossible for many Welshmen to give evidence in English. The only way in which justice could be ad- ministered in Wales would be by appoint- ing judges who could understand the langu- age used by the people. Over and over again these English judges came to Wales to insult the tv elsh people and to cast a slight upon their character and their veracity. Mr H. Menander Jones, who seconded, said that English judges came to the Princi- pality with the idea that the Welsh language was about to die, and th'at the Welsh people only made a hobby of it. There never was a greater mistake, for the seed of death had not entered into the Welsh language, and the sooner these judges came to know the real state of affairs the better it would be to all concerned. It was said at the end of the last century that the language was dying, but to-day it was as alive as ever. It had now a richer literature and more people spoke pure Welsh than had ever been known. Mr Justice Darling might be the "darling" of some people, but he was not the "darling" of the people of Wales. Why, the other day, after refusing to hear Welshmen give evidence in Welsh in Wales, he heard a ca.se in French and spoke French himself. Others having spoken, Mr Richard Davies (Portmadoc) rose to move an amendment. He spoke in English, but was met with an angry cry of "Cymraeg, Cymraeg." Mr Da- viea said that Englishmen pride themselves on being fair-minded, but when English judges came to Wales to administer justice they seemed to lose all sense of justice on thig particular point (applause). However, be thought the difficulty would be met by the appointment of competent interpreters. There was no work for judges of assize in Wales, therefore why should they ask for a Wolsh-speaking judge ? The language difficulty did not arise in the lower courts, because they county court judges and magi- strates understood Welsh. Mr J. Jones Morris seconded the amend- ment, and said that he often addressed the jury and the judge in the lower courts in the Welsh language, and: that most of the cases were conducted in Welsh. There was no magistrate in Wales who would dare enforce such a ruling as that of Mr Justice Darling, and he was very much surprised that some of the leading counsel of the North Wlaes circuit, who were in court, bad not taken advantage of the occasion to speak strongly upon the matter. Mr J. E. (Greaves, lord-lieutenant of Car- narvonshire, supported the amendment, and, as chairman of quarter sessions, said that in that court every facility was given to speak Welsh. Mr J. 0. Hughes wished to protest. against. the summoning of jurymen from all purts of the county, who, after coming a long dis- tance, are unceremoniously thrust from the box because they could not speak the langu- age of the judge. The amendment was ruled out of order hI the chairman. Mr E. R. Davies (Pwllheli) reminded Mr Jones Morris that they would not have had Welsh county court judges had it not been for an agitation some years ago. Again, it was a great hardship to litigants to be com- pelled to pay interpreters for interpreting evidence given in their own language. It had been suggested tbiat there were no Welshmen competent to sit in courts of as- size (laughter). Why, it was ridiculous to speak so, for they had on the county court benches judges far more capable than some recently appointed to the High Court. Two hundred years ago they had chief justices of North Wales,, whose portraits were on that wall, and Wi going back to say they had no such capable menrnow ? They did natkinei^'ttpon having Welshmen, but upon Welsh-speaking justices,* jgijcb, Mr Dar- lington, a Welsh-speaking Englishman, had been appointed to a Government post in Wales (applause). In South Africa judges were not appointed unless they passed an examination in Dutch, and very rightly so, but were Welshmen to be denied the same justice as that meted to all other subjects of the Queen ? (applause). Mr Issard Davies also supported the mo- tion, but pointed out that Mr Parry should be more consistent, for it was only the other day the gentleman had advocated the ap- pointment of a monoglot English matron to the Carnarvon Workhouse (laugnter). The motion was put to the meeting, and all hands were raised in its favour, except- ing those of Lord Penrhyn and the Hon. F. G. Wynn, who voted against.
TCPPS'S COCOA. (rRATEFUL AND COMFORTING. "Bv a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, nn-.i bv a careful application of th° fine properties of well-selected COCOA, Mr Enps has Pro- vided for our breakfast and supper a o^i- cately flavoured bevoraste which may save 1I many heavy doctors' bills. It is bv the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. We may escape manv a fatal shut by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure ur?-0(? an<^ a properly nourished frame.'1 Civil Service Gazette — Made simply with boiling water or milk.—Sold only in packets and pound tins, by Grocers, labelled ■ "JAMES EPPS & CO.. Ltd., Homon- nathjc Chomistsj Lnudon."
Portmadoc Urban Council. A meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening. There were present: Messrs D. Morris kin the chair), William Williams, Robert Isaac, R. Newell, G. Ro- berts,Ebenezer Roberts, H. Roberts, Mor- gan Jones, W. Jones Morris; and John Jones (clerk), T. Harris (surveyor), and H. J: Hughes (assistant clerk). FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr 4. Pri- chard was re-elected chairman of this com- mittee. The collector had collected various items, amounting to L161 2s Id. There was a balance of JE885 Is lOd, on the general ac- count, at the bank. Amount of wages paid to workmen, £52 10s 2d. Mr R. Newell read the minutes, and on his motion they were adopted. WORKS COMMITTEE. Mr Jonathan Davies, the chairman of the committee, read the minutes, and moved their adoption, Cap- tain Jones seconding. The motion was passed. The minutes contained recom- mendations as to the rebuilding of the re- taining wall at Garth as to having wooden and iron seats placed on Penybanc Bach and other places, and prepared by local carpen- ters and others that inasmuch as Mr Har- ris (the surveyor) had made three fruitless applications to the local justices respecting oertain dangerous buildings, the committee resolved to engage Mr William George, sol- icitor, to appear for the Surveyor in future notices should be given to Messrs A:nger and Sturgess, Tany'rallt, to put a wfll abutting the main Beddgelert "oad; that the carrying out of the alterations and im- provements to the Market Hall be defened till the beginning of 1900, and that in the meantime the committee make enquiries as to the adjoining property in Bank PVe. and what revenue would likely accrue r:o"m such property if acquired by them that Mr R. Newell should preptrc an i c of the cost of a horse and cart if kept by the Council; that instead of asking for tenders for watering the streets, that the Surveyor be empowered to engage horses to do the r ork at 7s per day each. HEALTH COMMITTEE7^~Dr~Jones Morris, the chairman, read the report o! this committee, which was adoj-ted for abatement of nuisi r es would be is.vjf d in some cases, and summarises in c-lit-rs. The Council w juld proceed to make the ne- cessary sanitary impro'•rmeiits in horses whose owners h^d neglected to do the wok, 'and would charge the owner-; i\ith the ex- pense. The Council resolved to enforce the law in the case of a man who had neglected to remove pigs from the prohibited area. Mr Newell said that the man was willing to remove the swine, and that he was wait- ing to get a place from Mr David Morris as promised. Mr Morris said that he was preparing corrugated pigstyes for some of the poor people who could not, get places elsewhere. GETEIfÅL-PURPÖSES- cOMMITTEE. Mr Robert Isaac was elected chairman of the committee. The consideration of the question of the housing of the working classes was further deferred.—The commit- tee recommended that the application of the Portmadoc Flour Mills for the supply of gas for a gas engine, should not be granted. Mr Davies asked upon what ground the committee made such a recom- mendation? Mr Isaac said that it was because the gasworks could not produce the gas. Mr Davies said that the time had come for them to provide gas for gas-en- gines. Discussion took place as to the ad- visability of lighting the streets on dark nights. Mr Davies thought the lampt should be lighted next Monday especially (Horse Show Day), and Captain Jones se- conded. A REPRESENTATIVE. Dr W. Jones Morris was appointed representative of the Joint Sanitary Committee. A STEAM ROLLER. Mr R. Newell's motion re the procuring of a steam roller and stone crusher was considered. Letters had been received from the County Coun- cil and Festiniog Urban Council as to having steam rollers, together with the terms. Mr Davies was afraid that the roads were too soft for a steam roller.—Mr Harris was afraid that the stones and the roller would disappear on some of the roads. Mr Wil- liam Williams advised that men should be engaged to break stones for the roads. The Chairman said that it was easy to see where the steam-roller finished its work. Mr Davies proposed that an application be made for the county steam-roller, and Mr Ebenezer Roberts seconded. Mr Davies wanted an experiment to be made on some of the town roads, and this was agreed to. Mr Newell proposed, and Mr Davies se- conded, that an application be made that the roller should be used on some of the main roads in the locality, and it was carried CORRESPONDENCE. It was stated that the Cambrian Railway Company would soon open an additional booking office at t^sta|!on- letter from the solicitors of the North ales Narrow Gauge Railway Company was read, asking for a copy of the resolution passed by the Council at their last meeting as to the intention of the Coun- cil in reference to the understanding ar- rived at between the Council and Mr Russell. The letter was referred to Messrs Breese and George, the solicitors to the promoters.
In the May number of the Windsor Mag- azine there appears an article by F. Klick- mann, dealing vrith the hobbies and recre- ations of musicians. Sir Frederic Bridge it appears, is an enthusiastic angler, while (Sir Charles Hubert Parr-, devotes his spare moments to yabching. Mr:F. H. Coweii, in addition to his favourite pursuit of moun- taineering, is an accomplished litterateur. Mr August Manns is an adept at acrostics. Miss Fanny Davies, Miss Esther Palliser, Mr Andrew Black, and Mr Herbert Godfrey are all clever artists. Golf claims Messrs Watkin Mills, Normand Salmon and others; while pet animals seem the most usual torm of relaxation indulged in by prima, donnas. Perhaps the most unique of all the hOoJes mentioned is scientific kite-flying, a pastime to which Mr Edward Elgar, the composer, is addicted. The article is well illustrated. For the recent imprisonment of a mission- ary, the French demand from China a sum of 1,200,000 taels and certain mining rights in Sze Chuan. Indignation is felt in the Yang Tse ports at the contemplated action of Russia regarding British owned property within that country's concession at Hankau.
From Moel Hefeog Summit. I (BY LOOKER ON.) LITTLE TOM TIT. Near ex-Sergeant Jones's house, and close to Cast-ell March there is a letter pillar box which is in charge of the ex-sergeant. Last Saturday he found that a little tom tit had made its nest inside the box. There were two eggs in the nest, which Mr Jones carefully guards from all harm. The bird enters and comes out through the slit in the box. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALISM. The Penlan Congregational Church, Pwll- heii, are going to build a large vestry room at the West End, Pwllheli, in which English services will be held. The contract has been, let. to Messrs Solomon Andrews and Sens. BAD ARRANGEMENTS. What a pity that a better arrangement was not made in connection with the holding of the various meetings on Monday, 1st inst. There was an important fair at Pwllheli-" the Quarrymen's Union meeting was held at Festiniog, and there were two festivals at Portmadbc. Some of these meetings detri- n'entally affected the others in more ways than one. PROTECTING A PROTECTION. It is quite evident that the new sea wall at Abereistedd, Criccieth, will not be able to withstand the continual action of the sea, especially during stormy weather. Though the wall is meant as a protection to the land in the immediite --vicinity, it will not answer the purpose unless means are taken to pro- tect the wall itself. THE VACCINATION ACT. Mr Thomas Harris, Portmadoc, succeeded at last in getting an exemption certificate under the new Vaccination Act, before the local justices. Judging from judgments de- livere(I in other police courts, the chairman's remarks were rigbt-t-hat the Bench were bound to grant an exemption if the appli- cant stated that he had a conscientious ob- jection. The Bench cannot go behind an applicant's conscientious objection, and ask him what his opinion might be on the gene- ral question of vaccination. PORTMADOC SHIPS. Portmadoc built ships are just what are wanted for the Newfoundland cod trade. The majority did well last year. Had not heavy calls been made by the shipping in- surance society owing to unusual casualties, the Newfoundland traders would have paid a better dividend than what they did. Some paid 15 per cent.
PORTMADOC NAVIGATION.—Mr R. O. Williams, 16, Madoc street, has passed the Board of Trade examination for a master's certificate. W kECK OF A VESSEL. The Eliza- beth and Jane, which sailed from this place a few days ago, ran on the outer rocks of Bardsey Island during a fog on Wednesday night, and was wrecked. The crew were saved. SAD NEWS. — On the 15th ult., Mr Ed- ward Roberts, son of the late Mr Owen Ro- berts, Chapel street, was washed over board when on a voyage from Baltimore to Rotter- dam. Deceased has left a widow and a family, with whom deep sympathy is felt. THE H. D. AND P. SHOW. The Horse, Dog and Poultry Show promises to be a great success in every way. The only thing wanted next Monday to ensure a good gate is fair weather. The classes are nearly all full, some of the principal exhibitors hav- ing entered their animals.. It is hoped that local tradesmen will give the support tiwy undoubtedly owe to the show. Special trains will run on the Cambrian, Festiniog, and London and North Western Railways' and cheap fares will be issued. FUNERAL OF THE "LATE T. G. NEWELL.—The remains of the late T. G. Newell, minister of Gohebydd's Memorial Chapel, Barrett's Grove, London, and son of LITTLE TOM TIT. Near ex-Sergeant Jones's house, and close to Cast-ell March there is a letter pillar box. which is in charge of the ex-sergeant. Last Saturday he found that a little torn tit had made its nest inside the box. There were two eggs in, the nest, which Mr Jones carefully guards from all harm. The bird enters ;and comes out through the slit in the box.
ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALISM. The Penlan Congregational Church, Pwll- heli, are going to build a large vestry room at the W est End, Pwllheli, in which English services will be held.. The contract has been, let to Messrs Solomon Andrews and Sens.
BAD ARRANGEMENTS. What a pity that a better arrangement was not made in connection with the holding of the various meetings on Monday, 1st inst. There was an important fair at Pwllheli-" tihe Quarrymen's Union meeting was held at Festiniog, and there were two festivals at Portmadbc. Some of these meetings detri- mentally affected the others in more ways than one.
PROTECTING A PROTECTION. It is quite evident that the new sea wall at Abereistedd, Criccieth, will not be able to withstand the continual action of the sea, especially during stormy weather. Though the wall is meant as a protection to the land in the immediate^vicinity, it will not answer the purpose unless means are taken to pro- tect the wall itself.
THE VACCINATION ACT. Mr Thomas Harris, Portmadoc, succeeded at last in getting an exemption certificate under the new Vaccination Act, before the local justices. Judging from judgments de- livered in other police courts, the chairman's remarks were right—that the Bench were bound to grant an exemption if the appli- cant stated that he had a conscientious ob- jection. The Bench cannot go behind an applicant's conscientious objection, and ask him what his opinion might be on the gene- ral question of vaccination.
PORTMADOC SHIPS. Portmadoc built ships are just what are wanted for the Newfoundland cod trade. The majority did well last year. Had not heavy calls been made by the shipping in- surance society owing to unusual casualties, the Newfoundland traders would have paid a better dividend than what they did. Some paid 15 per cent.
PORTMADOC NAVIGATION.—Mr R. O. Williams, 16, Madoc street, has passed the Board of Trade examination for a master's certificate. W kECK OF A VESSEL. — The Elizar beth and Jane, which sailed from this place a few days ago, ran on the outer rocks of Bardsey Island during a fog on Wednesday night, and was wrecked. The crew were saved. SAD NEWS. — On the 15th ult., Mr Ed- ward Roberts, son of the late Mr Owen Ro- berts, Chapel street, was washed over board when on a voyage from Baltimore to Rotter- dam. Deceased has left a widow and a family, with whom deep svmpathy is felt. THE H. D. AND P." SHOW. — The Horse, Dog and Poultry Show promises to be a great success in every way. The only thing wanted next Monday to ensure a good gate is fair weather. The classes are nearly all full, some of the principal exhibitors hav- ing entered their animals.. It is hoped that local tradesmen will give the support tiwy undoubtedly owe to the show. Special trains will run on the Cambrian, Festiniog, and London and North Western Railways' and cheap fares will be issued. FUNERAL OF THE LATE T. G. NEWELL.—The remains of the late T. G. Newell, minister of Gohebydd's Memorial Chapel, Barrett's Grove, London, and son of Mrs Newell, High street, were interred at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London, on Friday, in the presence of about 500 friends and acquaintances. Services were held in the chapel from 2.30 till 4. The Rev Dr Owen Evans presided, and addresses were delivered by the Revs Abraham Ro- berts, Ishmael Evans, Thomas (Dalston), and jQnes (Borough11 At the grave the Revs Elvet Lewis and Ossian Davies offici- ated. Deceased was thirty one years of age. He was educated for the ministrv at Cardiff and Brecon Colleges. February 28th last he married Miss Julia Christiana Rees, Mar- low terrace, Mold. THE LIBERAL CLUB.—The annual meeting of the Liberal Club was held on Friday evening. The finances were in a satisfactory state, and the prospects very bright, especially with regard to the billiard room. About half of the scrip money had been returned, £ 20 were i>till expected, and the committee fully expected that the bil- liard and recreation rooms would soon be transferred to them. The following officers were appointed, together with a commiuee of 12: Mr John Bryn Roberts, M.P., hon. president; Mr Jonathan Davies, hon. vice- president Mr R. Davies, acting president; acting vice-president, Mr R. Williams; hon. treasurer, Sir J. R. Prichard; hon. sec., Mr H. J. Hughes; general secretary, Mr John Jones.
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