TO ADVERTISERS. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the ABER- YSTWYTH TIMES are also inserted, without enra charge, in the CAMBRIAN NEWS AND MERI- ONETHSHIRE STANDARD, and thus find their way lo a large circle of readers in Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire, as well as Cardiganshire. Advertisements should be sent, not later than Thursday evening if intended for publication in the current week, to the Publisher, PHILIP WILLIAMS 12, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth NOTICE. THE EDUCATION CONFERENCE. With this week's paper we present to our readers a Supplement, which contains a Full Report of the Welsh Education Conference.
There is not much news this week.—The QUEEN has been suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia, but Her Majesty is recovering.—Cabinet meetings are being held in preparation for the opening of Parliament, and we learn that both the Irish Land and the Licensing Bills are progressing towards the shape which they will finally MSume. It is rumoured that Mr LOWE expects a surplus of four or five millions, and that the sugar duties will be .swept away.—The appeal of the Rev. Mr KELLY in the Divorce Court, it has been intimated, will be dismissed.— The news from New Zealand is re-assuring. Peaceful prospects prevail, and the conservatives will find it difficult to show, as they hoped to show, that the liberal policy would prove disastrous to the colony.—PRINCE ARTHUR has arrived at New York. He was received very quietly, but he has been entertained at a State Banquet by Pre- sident GRANT, and some of the principal citizens have in- vited him to a ball.—The elections in Spain are in favour of the monarchists; and the Cortes have rejected, by a large majority, a proposal to shut out the Bourbons from the throne.—From Rome there is no definite intelligence to report, but the belief that the Jesuits will not carry the day is gaining ground. A large body of prelates have re- fused to sign the petition in favour of the declaration of papal infallibility.—A telegram announces that SALNAVE, the deposed President of Hayti, has been shot.—It is stated that, if his health permit, GARIBALDI will pay a visit -to this country in March, to have an interview with MAzziNi. -The leaders of the Red River insurrection have started a paper, in which they state that their ultimate object, after obtaining independence, is annexation to the United States. We are able to state that the announcements which have been made respecting the nomination of the Ven. Archdeacon JONES to the bishopric of St. Asaph are in- correct. An address from Sir WATKIN'S Merionethshire tenantry to the hon. baronet, expressing their strong disapprobation of the treatment which he received at Bala, and stating that they voted for Colonel TOTTENHAM heartily and of their own free will," appears in another column. We gladly insert the address. In the disapprobation expressed many respectable liberals will share, for, as we have said before, rotten eggs are very nasty arguments, and a quiet assertion of independence would serve the cause of liberty and liberalism far better than it can be served by insulting a landlord. Of the rest of the address we have really mothing to say. It is a mystery, into which we shall not attempt to penetrate, that a number of nonconformists on one estate should support Mr HOLLAND, the advocate of religious equality, and on another and neighbouring estate, Colonel TOTTENHAM, the opponent of every distinc- tive principle of nonconformity. Let our readers puzzle out the problem for themselves. THE WELSH AND EDUCATION. It could hardly be expected that the speakers at the Aberystwyth Conference would be able to carry on their discussion with perfect precision and good order. The subject is so large, and has really been discussed so little, thatmost of the delegates must have attended the conference without any very definite opinions on some of the ques- tions suggested, or, at least, without any accurate knowledge of the reasons which led them to adopt those opinions. The tone of the debates proves that this was the case. There was no doubt at all as to the great mass of feeling in favour of unsectarian and compulsory education, but when the difficult question of religious instruction came up, the mind of the meeting oscillated, and in the end came to no very clear or satisfactory decision. Some of the arguments in favour of a secular education were placed in a clear and comparatively aovel light. It was contended that the loss to religion under the present system was greater than the gain. Children were taught the Bible in a manner so perfunctory, so destitute of that earnestness which alone can make its lessons impressive, that, in a religious point of view, they were rather injured than benefited by the instruction they received. There is a good deal of weight in this -objection to the system now in vogue, and to the scheme advocated in some quarters for it is obvious that cold and colourless teaching of biblical lessons may make the children so familiar with sacred truths as dry matters of rote, that all the "spirit" dies out of them, and the "letter" really kills," instead of "making alive" as the advocates of religious teaching believe. It was also con- tended, with equal force, that the sectarian system is inimical to the interests of Christianity, because it tends to keep alive the bigotry and real schisms which divide the Church. This is an argument of very great importance, and we' can easily believe that religion would gain more by a purely secular education than by one which educates our children into churchmen and dissenters, and encourages in them those uncharitable feelings that are the curse of the Christian Church. Still, as might have been expected in Wales, there was a strong feeling at the conference in favour of the reading of the Bible in the new schools, and after a great deal of uncertain dis- cussion and shifting opinion, a resolution was carried which neither absolutely shuts it out from, nor admits it into, national education. There was so much irresolu- tion, however, on the subject, that we shall not be surprised if, in the course of a few months, a different feeling prevails, and the Welsh dissenters see the necessity of advocating a purely secular system. The strictly religious question is the only important point upon which there was any real difference of opinion. The conference-a large and representative one—decided, we are glad to say, without any hesitation, in. favour of compulsion and ttnsectarianism, and on the whole the result may be accepted as satisfactory. After the conference had dis- cussed the general question, the subject of the University College was considered, and a proposal was made, by a gentleman who offered to do his part in carrying it out, that a number of gentlemen should lend 2250 for five years without interest, that the institution 'may be opened next autumn. It appears that funds only come in slowly, and Welshmen, if they really want a national college where their sons may receive a high class educa- tion, must bestir themselves at once to find the necessary money. If they will not help themselves, Government certainly will not help them and as Mr CHARLES said, should the present attempt fail, another is not likely to be made for many years to come. WHAT CONSERVATIVE AUDACITY HAS SAID IN MERIONETHSHIRE. Last week we described "What Radical Audacity had done in Merionethshire," and it is curious to observe, fcy way of contrast, what Conservative Audacity has said. We are not going to find fault with our conservative friends. They have suffered a terrible defeat, and it is mot for the victorious liberals to begrudge them a little harmless vapouring. But we really cannot help laughing at them, with their WHALLEY- courtship before the defeat, and now an equally ridiculous incident to follow it. Our contemporary, the North Wales Chronicle, was doubtless put to the very end of its wits, to discover some nason-and a reason must be found-for Mr HOLLAND'S victory. The 647 was an extremely awkward figure to get over, especially after conservative predictions of victory, and the conservative discovery of the great reaction" in Merionethshire. We cannot congratulate Vtdr contemporary upon the manner in which the difficulty was surmounted. Mr HOLLAND is victorious," says the Chronicle, but it is personal influence which has gained the day. If Mr J. W. GREAVES had stood against him, do the liberals think they would have had a majority of Coo. or, indeed, any majority at all ? It is all very well to talk of 'principles and not men,' but this election has added another to th3 hundreds of previous proofs that men' have a good deal to do with securing an electoral victory." That, in short, is our contemporary's explana- tion of Mr HOLLAND'S triumph, and we accept it with very great satisfaction, because it "adds another proof' to the many which we before possessed of the fiual defeat Of e conservatives in Merionethshire. If this is all that can be said to account for Mr HOLLAND'S securing almost two votes to one of CoL TOTTENHAM'S, then the state jJT g^Uant colonel's party must be hopeless indeed. Many of our readers will want to know w Ih EAVK8 is, and what the political history has been of the man who, if he had stood in Colonel TOTTENHAM'S shoes, would have beaten Mr HOLLAND. Mr GREAVES, no doubt, is a very estimable man in private life, but with that we have nothing to do, especially as he is so little known in public, beyond the immediate neighbourhood where he resides, that it would be impertinent on our part to say anything at all on the subject. The personal influence" of which our contemporary speaks must be expected to act, however, in some mysterious way, beyond the district where alone Mr GREAVES is known, for all the electors from his own quarry, strange to say, supported Mr HOLLAND! Mr GREAVES is a quarry proprietor, like Mr HOLLAND—only on a less extensive scale-but Mr HOLLAND is also a landed proprietor, unlike Mr GREAVES. Mr HOLLAND is of Welsh descent and sympathies, while Mr GRE&VES's con. nection with the people arises from the accidents of trade, and he certainly cannot compete with Mr HOLLAND in popularity. All these facts, perhaps, would tell in Mr GREAVES'S favour !—but we must confess that a contest between Mr HOLLAND and that gentleman, instead of Colonel TOTTENHAM, would be viewed by ourselves and the whole liberal party with very great complacency. Perhaps, however, it is Mr GREAVES'S consistent political history which places him so high in our contemporary's regard, and makes it certain that the majority of 647 would have dwindled beneath his influence. But here, again, there is a mystery which liberals, we suppose, must be content to leave unraveled. For seme, no doubt, excellent reasons, Mr GREAVES supported Mr DAVID WILLIAMS, and voted for him on each occasion when the late member went to the poll. Possibly the conserva- tives like converts" better than well-tried men, though we should hardly have thought it, and perhaps the aristo- crats prefer a gentleman who does not possess an acre of land in the county, and who supported Mr WILLIAMS, to one of their own friends and associates, like CoL TOTTEN- HAM. All these things are mysteries into which we shall not attempt to penetrate. But it is really too bad of our contemporary to drag the name of a respectable private gentleman before the world. The task of finding a reason for the conservative defeat was arduous enough, but that is hardly a sufficient excuse for exposing Mr GREAVES to the laughter of the county.
THE SPRING CIRCUIT.—The following dates have been fixed:-Cardigan, March4; Carmarthen, March 8; Brecon, March 24; Chester, March 31; Shrewsbury, March 21. BANKRUPTS.—The following dividends are announced —Buttery, Dyson, and Bain, Hope, Flintshire, oil manu- facturers, 1st dividend of 2s., any Wednesday, at Turner's, Liverpool. William Dyson (separate estate), Hope, Flintshire, 1st dividend of 2s., any Wednesday, at Turner's, Liverpool. THE DISSENTING DEPUTIES AND THE WELSH ELECTORS. -At a meeting of the Committee of Deputies of Protest- ant Dissenters of the three denominations-Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist-in and within twelve miles of London, appointed to protect their civil rights, held on Thursday, the 20th of January, 1870-John Glover, Esq., in the chair-it was resolved: 1. "That this committee desire to record their high admiration of the courage and independence displayed by the Nonconformist electors of the Principality of Wales at the last general election, and also to express deep sympathy with those of them who, by their steady adherence to the principles of religious liberty, have been called to suffer, by eviction from their farms, and from other unjust attempts to intimidate them in the discharge of their public duties." 2. "That a grant of 221 be made in aid of the Welsh Eviction Fund." DISCOVERY OF A NEW COAL FIELD. A new coal field has been discovered on the Coton Park estate, South Derbyshire, about a mile and a half south-west of the Gresley station on the Burton and Leicester Railway. The borings made some time since by Mr Daniel, Q.C., the proprietor, proved the existence of the main coal, 13 feet thick, at the depth of 160 yards, besides other valuable seams. The bed of coal is believed to be identical with the main beds of Moira and Gresley Collieries, between which and the Coton Park field it had been previously supposed that an insuperable "fault" existed. Geologi- cally the discovery is of the utmost importance and inter- est, as determining the extension, at a workable depth, of productive coal measures beneath the new red sandstone on the west margin of the field, and commeicially is of the greatest value, as opening out excellent seams of the Main, the Woodfield, the Stockings, the Eureka, the Stanhope, and beneath them the Kilburn coals and the ironstone."— The preceding paragraph appeared in the Observer of the 9th instant. We believe that the Coton Park Colliery," as it is called, is not the property of Mr Daniel, but of W. R. M. Wynne, Esq., of Peniarth, late M.P. for Me- rionethshire, and is progressing most favourably, the coal being very good, and being already sold in considerable quantities. Mr Daniel's estate adjoins, and there is every expectation of finding the same vein upon his property, with a view to which he has caused borings to be made. The coal is identical with the Main and Gresley seams. SHOCKING FATALITY ON THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY.—A fatal accident of a very shocking character occurred on the Cambrian Railway at Glandovey Junction on Mon- day evening. A goods guard named Edward Finchett, who was in charge of the mixed goods and passenger train, which is due at the Junction ex Aberystwyth at 5.11 p.m., was jumping into his van, after having started the train, when he fell, and his van, and the coach which was in the rear of the train, passed over him. Morgan, the station-master at the Junction, was in the signal box, and noticing a hand-lamp falling from the guard's van, ran out, and found Finchett lying lifeless across the metals. His skull was crushed, and there were several wounds about the face and body. The driver of the train, unaware of what had occurred, proceeded to Machynlleth, and there learned the sad intelligence, which had preceded him by the telegraph. The body was taken to Mach- ynlleth by the mail train, and was met by Mr Williams, assistant to Dr D. R. Pughe, who had been sent for. Pending the inquest, the body was removed the same night to Aberystwyth. The deceased, who was in the prime of life, and a man well liked and respected by all with whom he was brought in contact, had been for many years a faithful servant of the Cambrian Railways Com- Eany. He has left a widow, but no family, and was re- tted to his namesake, a passenger guard also in the employ of the Cambrian Railways Company, who sacrificed his life at Aberystwyth in rescuing a fellow-creature from a fearful death, a year or two back. Subscription lists have been opened at the several railway stations, and amounts in aid of the widow of a well-deserving man will be gladly re- ceived by any of the station masters or other railway officials. An inquest was held at Aberystwyth on Tues- day, 25th inst., and a verdict of "Accidentally killed" returned. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughan" sJ Hounds meet on Tuesday, Feb. 1st .Pennant Friday, Feb. 4th Highmead At 10.30. Idris Side Harriers. Monday, Jan. 31st Llandrillo, near Corwen Friday, Feb. 4th Llandderfel, Bala Monday, Feb. 7th Kennels Friday, Feb. 11 ..Cambrian Mines At 10. ABERYSTWYTH. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Thursday morning last a boy named Richard Evans, about sixteen years jf age, and son of Mr Evan Evans, of the Red Lion Inn, Mill-street, in this town, was working, in company with his father, at the Cwmsymlog Mine, when a stone fell upon his head, and from the effects of the blow the poor boy died in about half-an-hour. His father, we are informed, was within sight of him when the occurrence took place. It was only some fortnight ago that the boy went to work at the mine. An inquest was held upon the body, and a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, Tuesday.- Present: Dr James, in the chair; Messrs Jonathan Pell, J. Jones, Great Darkgate-street, Richd. Morris, and John Hughes. The reason for the small attendance was the conference on the question of education having been announced to commence at ten o'clock.—The Clerk having, as usual, read the minutes of the last meeting, it was resolved that a general district rate of Is. 4d. in the pound, then pro- duced, be signed by the Commissioners present, or any five or more of them, and that the seal of the Board be affixed thereto and, also, that Mr James, the collector, be directed to collect the same forthwith. There being no other business, the proceedings ended. THE WATER QUESTIO--i.-The samples of the different waters which were sent to London for the purpose of being analyzed have been returned to the clerk of the Commissioners, accompanied by an elaborate document treating upon the quality of each. It is likely that some further discussion will take place at the general monthly meeting, to be held on Tuesday next. THE -PUBLIC LIGHTS.—The report of the Public Lights Committee, of which the following is a copy, will be sub- mitted to the Commissioners on Tuesday next, namely:— The Public Lights Committee beg to recommend the following ditional public lights—1st, one bracket lamp to be placed in Moor-lane, on the comer of one of the houses, equidistant from either end of the lane 2nd, one lamp to be placed in the continuation of King-street, either to be fixed with bracket on the Castle House or on the churchyard wall, so as to light the neighbourhood of the north gate leading to St. Michael's Church 3rd, one pillar lamp to be placed in Newfoundland-street, on the left-hand side, one-third of the way up, going from Terrace-road to Queen's-road. The pillar lamp at the bottom of Corporation-street to be removed, and a bracket substituted, by being placed and fixed on the corner of the Welsh Harp Inn. The committee are also desirous of directing the attention of the Commissioners to there being many evenings in which the town is left in a state of darkness. If the moon is a certain number of days old, no matter how overcast and cloudy may be the night, nor how crowded may be the streets, the lamps are not lit. Also the illuminating power of the lamps in very small; the burners should be either adjusted or rectified, or new ones supplied, in order that a stronger light be given. Also the lamps are not lit soon enough m the evening, and they are put out too soon in the morning. To remedy some of the above defects, it is thought ad- visable to recommend to the Commissioners to born gas by metre, and that they employ their own lamplighter. The committee also beg to report that, some eighteen months ago, a lamp was ordered to be placed In Moor- street, opposite Union-street. The bracket has been placed there, but no lamp or light. Also another bracket lamp was ordered for the corner of Albert-place, which has never been put up.—Signed, C. RICK WILLIAMS,. M.D., G. T. SMITH, PHILIP WILLIAMS, JOHN JONES, WILLIAM JULIAN." PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before John Davies and Griffith Thomas, Esqs. Drunkenness.—William Owen, working for Messrs Ellis and Owen, slate merchants, was charged by P.C. James with being drunk and disorderly on the previous Saturday in the North Parade.—The defendant was fined 2s. 6d., including costs. Chimney on Fire again.— Mr J. B. Jones, of No 27, Marine-terrace, was summoned for permitting his chimney to be on fire on the previous Friday. P.C. Henry Jones proved the charge.—The defendant alleged that the chimney's taking fire was an unavoidable accident.—How- ever their Worships inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d., including costs. Ejectment. -Prudence Jones, of High-street Court, was summoned by her landlord, Captain Delahoyde, for re- fusing to quit the room she held under him as weekly tenant. The complainant having proved service of the notice to quit, their Worships ordered the defendant to quit the room within twenty-one days; in default, a warrant to eject to be issued. STRATA FLORIDA. A CRUEL JOKE.-On the night of the 17th, two scamps threw a parcel, belonging to woman passenger, out of one of the carriages on the Manchester and Milford Railway. The poor woman dared not open her mouth to prevent them. It is hoped ere long that the culprits will be brought to justice. LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.-Before J. G. W. Bonsall and John Evans, Esqs. Unlicensed Dogs. — David Jones, of Ceunant, near Goginan, was summoned at the instance of Mr Hickox, supervisor, for having in his possession a dog without a licence. Mr Thomas Edwards, of the Wooden House, near Llanbadarn, together with Mr Hickox, gave evidence against the defendant, and he was fined 25s., and costs.— Stephen Blackwall, of Cwmrheidol, was also summoned for committing the same offence. Mr J. Hughes, excise officer, and Mr Thomas Edwards proved the case, and the defendant was fined £ 210s., and costs.-Evan Howells, of the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr, for the same offence, was fined 25s., and costs.—David Richards, of the same parish, also appeared to a summons for the like offence, and was fined 25s., and costs. Non-maintenance of Relatives. -John Mason, a shoe- maker from the neighbourhood of Penrhyncoch, was sum moned by Mr J. Ll. Griffiths, relieving officer, for re- fusing to support and maintain his wife, who had become chargeable to the union workhouse. The defendant's circumstances and position having been ascertained, he was ordered to pay the sum of 2s. per week.-Bonnor Jenkins, a farm servant, was also summoned by Mr J. LI. Griffiths for refusing to support his aged parents. It was proved that the defendant was in receipt of 214 per annum as wages. He was ordered to pay 2s. per week. The Misconduct at Ltanbadarn. -John Lewis, Ebenezer Morris and Edward Edwards, all of the town of Aber- ystwyth, foundrymen, were respectively summoned for certain misconduct which had taken place on their part at the village of Llanbadarn.-P.C. James James said that he met John Jones late on the night of the 10th instant, and ascertained from him who the defendants were.—John Jones (son of Mr John Jones, bootmaker), gave evidence to the effect that he had met the defendants that night by Trefechan Bridge; they went together to try if they could find some public house open an Trefechan, and pur- posed to go up to Mr Henry Morgan's house on the Pen- parkau-road, and they went from there to the Wooden House, near Llanbadarn, and had some drink there. From there it appears the defendants went to the village and created a great disturbance, knocking down horse- blocks, and removing from its resting place the huge old stone which stood in the centre of the village, and was known as Carreg Fawr," and doing other foolish acts'in the depth of the night, while the inhabitants of the "serene city" were quietly reposing—Mr John Edwards, of the Gogerddan Arms, Llanbadarn, proved having heard the noise and tumult created by the defendants, and Sergeant Evans gave an account of a conversation he had with some of the offenders.—It having transpired that some of them were more or less notorious, their Worships, after a short deliberation, committed the three defendants to Cardigan Gaol for two months, with hard labour. Furious Driving. -William Stephen, of Hafodau, near Goginan, was summoned by P.C. Thomas for furious driving. The case was adjourned until the next petty sessions. The Theft of Beehives — David Lloyd had been remanded on bail, charged with stealing beehives and bees, the property of Miss Lloyd, of Llanbadam. No one appeared to prosecute, Miss Lloyd having received 21 for damages, and the defendant paid the costs, Bl Is. 6d. BALA. ¡ THE MARRIAGE OF MISS EDWARDS, OF THE CALVINISTIC METHODIST COILEGIC. -Amon-- thel,. friends who contribu- ted towards the treat to the children on Miss Edwards's marriage were the following:—Mrs Parry, The College* Miss Lloyd, Plasyracre, Mrs Janes, No. 1, Plasyracre, Mrs Griffith Jones, Plasyracre, Jilrs Dr Richards, Miss Saunderson, Mrs Simon Jones, tylrs Jones, Tegid House, Mrs R. M. Roberts, Mrs Superintendent Hughes, Mrs J ones, Manchester House, Miss Jones, Glantryweryn, Mrs Jones, London House, Miss Hughes, Tanrhail, Mrs John Peter, Mrs T. Jones, chemist, Miss Jones, Cambrian House, Miss Owen, Ivy House, Miss Jones, Tremaran Mr Richard Jones, draper, Dr Hughes, Mr R. Roberts, clothier, Mrs Thomas, druggist, Mrs W. Hughes, currier, Mrs D. Morgan, currier, Mrsr Jones, Curriers' Arms, Dr Jones, Mr E. Evans, Menai Bridge, &c., &c. SUPPER TO THE BALA RAILWAY EMPLOYES.—On the 21st inst., Thomas Jones, Esq., Brynmelyn, gave a supper at the Bull's Head Hotel, Bala, to the railway employes. Among those present werneT. Jones, Esq., chairman; Mr Leaning, station master, Bala, vice chairman Mr Roberts, Mr Woodcock, coal merchant, Bala, Mr Wil- liams, Cobden Mills, Wrexham, Mr S. Morris, booking clerk, Bala, Mr J. Roberts, and a great number of railway employes. After the company had done justice to the good things set before them by Mr and Mrs Lloyd, the cloth was withdrawn, and punph and champagne were in- troduced. The Chairman, after having given the loyal toasts, proposed "Success to the Great Western Railway Company in an appropriate speech, which was received with great applause. The Vice-Chairman then called on the company to drink the health of Mr T. Jones, of Bryn- melyn, who had so kindly invited them there. This toast was drunk enthusiastically. The Chairman in reply said he was very glad to see so many of his friends, and he hoped they would all meet again at a future time. After other toasts and several songs, the company dispersed, having spent a very pleasant evening. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, 22nd inst., before J. Jones, W. P. Jones, O. Richards, and R. J. Ll. Price, Esqrs. Drunk and Riotous.—P.C. Robert Jones charged E. Edwards with committing this offence at Llandderfel. Fined 10s., and 7s. 6d. costs; in default of payment, fourteen days' imprisonment. Malicious Damage. -L. Vaughan, H. Williams, and R. Davies, were charged by D. Jones with malicious damage. -D. Jones said: I live in Arrenig-street, Bala, and am the driver of the omnibus to and from the White Lion Hotel, Bala, and the Bala and Dolgelley Railway Station. I drove the omnibus on the night of Wednesday, the 12th inst., from the train due at 8'50. On the part of the road called Roewen, I passed the three defendants, L. Vaughan, H. Williams, and R. Davies. When I passed the defendants were shouting Holland for ever!" L. Vaughan and R. Davies were a little in advance of H. Williams. As I passed I turned my head back to look at the defandants. I then saw H. Williams pick up a stone and throw it at the omnibus, and I immediately heard the window of the omnibus break. I knew the defend- ants, and drove on, but the passengers, Mr Seaton and Mr Leauing, wanted me to stop to see who the defendants were. I replied it was of no use stopping, as I knew the defendants. The omnibus glass window is worth 7s. 6d. There were no other persons on the road at the time.— Cross-examined by L, Vaughan: You were all together, but I only saw H. Williams throw a stone. I did not say you broke the glass.—H. Williams declined asking the witness any question, and added that he did not pick up a stone, or do anything.—The witness continued: L. Vaughan and R. Davies came to the Lion the following day, and said if the matter could be settled the party who broke the glass had plenty of money, and could pay for it. —Thomas Seaton, Tynypren, said I was a passenger by the Lion omnibus from the train due at 8*50, on the night of the 12th inst. A stone was thrown at the omnibus, and the glass was broken. There were three persons shouting Holland for ever Immediately afterTthe stone was thrown the glass was broken. I do not know who the persons were. I jumped out and asked the driver to stop. The driver replied, "It is all right, I know them all." I then saw one of the three pick up another stone to throw at the omnibus.-John James Leaning, station-master, Bala, said he was passenger by the omnibus when the glass was broken, and added-I know the middle one of the defendants (H. Williams), but do not know the others. H. Williams was one of the three who threw stones at the omnibus, but I do not know which threw the stone.—H. Williams was fined 25, damages 7s. 6d., and costs. The fine was paid. The other defendants were discharged. PWLLHELI. SCHOLASTIC. — A correspondent writes—" Mr Daniel Pierce, late pupil teacher in the National School of this place, has been successful in gaining a Queen's scholarship, y virtue of which he is entitled to a csurse of two years' training, board, lodging, washing, medical attendance, and train fare. His name appears seventy from the top of the 2nd Class List, which reflects credit both upon himself and his master, Mr Sharpe. I am able to state upon reliable authority that the majority of teachers sent up to college from this school for the last ten years have signally failed. Hereafter, it is to be hoped that they will acquit themselves more honourably. Success is an encouragement to perseverance." COUNTY COURT, FRIDAY, Jan. 21st.-Before Thos, Humphreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. About 120 cases were entered for hearing. The follow- ing were heard by his Honour:— PWLLHELI PIGS. Henry Griffith, Solomon Jones, and Edward Hughes, of Llanengan, were defendants, at the instance of Messrs John Roberts and Wm. Roberts, of Llangefni, who sought to recover damages for a breach of contract in the sale of pigs. The plaintiffs, who were represented by the junior partner, Mr Wm. Roberts, bought a number of pigs from the defendants, who were to bring them to Abersoch for the purpose of being weighed. Wm. Roberts went to Abersoch, but then the defendants wanted him to accept the weight which had been given them by the sister of Henry Griffith, who had weighed them before the arrival of the buyer. Roberts declined to buy a pig in a poke, I and offered a compromise on the weights of the biggest and smallest pigs being ascertained. To this the defendants flatly refused to assent, and declined to allow the pigs to go, unless Roberts took them at the weight at which "the sister" had arrived. Roberts stood out for the weighing of the pigs, and the result was that he had to send away but twelve pigs, instead of the two dozen for which the railway waggon had been taken. The hire of the waggon amounted to P-3 18s.; and for the proportion of hire for a dozen pigB at 6s. 6d. a head, and two dozen at half that sum the damages were laid. The defence was that the plaintiff's representative was nearly four hours behind his time when tne purchase was to have been completed. It was also denied that any request had been made for the weighing of the pigs.—Wm. Jones, buyer for the plaintiffs, was called, and denied this latter allegation.—His Honour held that all parties concerned in the bargain were more or less in fault; plaintiffs by not keeping to the time which had been fixed for the completion of the bargain, and de- fendants for not keeping the bargain by allowing the pigs to be weighed. Henry Griffith would have to pay 13s., Solomon Jones 8s., and Edward Hughes 5s., without eost John Jones, Anglesea warehouse, Pwllheli, sued Wm. Hughes, Bronheulog, Bryncroes, for damages arising out of a breach of contract. This was also a pig" case, plaintiff's buyer having bought two pigs at Penlanbach public house, Pwllheli, on Nov. 15th, from defendant, it being arranged that the defendant should bring them to Sarnfeillteyrn.-Defendant denied that any bargain had been made, but he admitted that he had offered the plain- tiffs 2s. 6d. not to enter the case.—Judgment was given for this amount. A CLERICAL DISPUTE. The Rev. T. H. Richards, rector of Rhiw, sued Mrs Roberts, relict of his suceessor in the cure, for the re- covery of £ 17 10s., for dilapidations in the Rectory.— Judgment was given by consent for the amount claimed, each to pay their own costs. THE COLLECTOR OF NEVIN. John Williams, at one time collector of poor rates for Nevin, was sued by John Parry and others, overseers of the parish, for the recovery of 227 149. 6d., which it was alleged had been collected by him after he had ceased to be t e be the collector.-The Judge thought that the Board of Guardians were the peoper parties to sue, and ordered a nonsuit to be entered. DINAS MAWDDWY. THE CHURCH. —The parish church, Mallwyd, has been recently supplied with an excellent stove bought from Messrs Spence, Shrewsbury. It is to be hoped that church-going folks will not be backward in aiding the worthy rector, the Rev. J. J. Brown, to meet the ex- penses (about -012) attendant on its purchase. PENNY READINGS. On Friday evening week, the second of the series of these meetings was held at the Schoolroom, the Rev. E. Williams in the chair. A varied and interesting programme was very satisfactorily per- formed. One special feature of these meetings is that the money received at the doors will be given in prizes to successful competitors in literature and technical and general knowledge. ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY COURT. This Court was held on Friday (yesterday) before Thomas Humphreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. The cause list contained 240 plaints, of which the following came before the Judge. Williams and Others v. Eddis and Others. This was a case in which Peter Williams and four others were plaintiffs, suing the defendants, Mr H. W. Eddis and others, to recover wages for labour done. Mr Hughes appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Hindle, Liverpool, for one of the defendants, Mr Chadwick, a commercial traveler, living in Liverpool. The case had been ad- journed from a previous court, and a further adjournment was now asked for by Mr Hughes. The plaintiffs were miners employed by the defendants, a Liverpool company, of which Mr Eddis was the secretary, in a venture near Aberystwyth.—Mr Hughes said he was unable to get at the books of the company, Mr Eddis having left Liver- pool, and it was now stated that he was in Paris.—His Honour adjourned the case for two months, and if the plaintiffs were not then ready with their case, there must be a nonsuit entered. Jones v. Jenkins.-Wm. Jenkins, farmer, Brynllwyd, near Aberystwyth, was sued by Evan Jones, builder, to recover £417s. 6d., for work done in flooring and repairing a barn. Mr Ravenhill was for defendant.—The plaintiff said that he had been engaged on a contract for the defendant's landlord, Capt. Richards. When the contract was com- Eleted defendant came to him, and said that he wanted im to do some work at the barn. Jones asked him whether he had any authority from the landlord, and he said that he had none, and then, in the presence of Her- bert, a workman employed by plaintiff, plaintiff told him that he should hold him responsible for the work. For the defence it was contended that Captain Richards ought to have been the defendant, as the work had been done by order of his agent, Mr Isaac Morgan. It was hardly probable that the defendant, a yearly tenant, would incur such an expense in repairs. The defendant, who was called as a witness, denied having said that he would become responsible for the cost of the work.—Mr Isaac Morgan, the agent for Captain Richards, was subpoenaed as a witness, but did not attend.—Judgment was given for the plaintiff for the full amount. Morris v. Jones.—Thomas Jones was sued by Henry Morris to recover 21, balance of wages due. The defend- ant had charge of some machinery at a mine in Dyliffe, and appointed the plaintiff his deputy at half a crown a day. Plaintiff was engaged for twenty-four days, and had only received 22.-The defendant complained that he had been overcharged. He admitted that he got 5s. a day for looking after the machinery, and his Honour suggested that it was only fair he should divide the "spoil "with the man who really did the work, and gave judgment for the full amount claimed. Richards v. Herbert. -William Herbert was sued by John Richards to recover 213, the value of a stack of corn. 210 10s. had been paid into court. Mr Hughes, who was for the plaintiff, said that both parties were farmers, and in October the plaintiff sold off his stock bv auction, the defendant buying a stack of corn for £ 13.—The defendant pleaded that ne had been taken in, as the better part of the stack had not been through the machine. [Judgment had not been given in this case when our report left court]-,
THE "DAILY TELEGRAPH" ON WELSH MANNERS AND CUSTOMS. The Daily Telegraph thus alludes to a recent defence of Welshmen (in the Oswestry Advertizer) from the charges of stupidity and vindictiveness, so freely lavished on them by the Standard and other papers:— Are Welshmen stupid and vindictive ?" is the extraordinary query of a Welsh contemporary, answered in the negative with abundant proof. But why ask the question at all ? Surely we are not steeped in such provincial prejudice as to anathematise these friends of ours who, if they have not as good a right as we possess to the title of 'Englishmen,' have a much better right to the name of 'Britons.' Nor is the Welsh journal injudicious only in its qaestion for its answer goes far to defeat its vindica- tion. We remember that a Scottish periodical once took up quite seriously Sydney Smith's famous saying that it requires a surgical operation to get a joke into a Scotchman's hetd, and re- buked the allegation with an enormous number of instances-ap- parently oblivious of the fact that the seriousness of the reply was the best possible illustration of the truth that lurked be- neath the witticism. And now our Welsh friend labours to prove that his countrymen are nnt I vindictive;' ilvers that Welsh juries are not worse than English; and spitefully quotes an excellent story against a Somersetshire jury, who, hearing a judge call one of the prosecuting counsel-a serjeant-I brother,' at once acquitted the prisoner, thinking that the whole prosecu- tion was a family job 1 We have next a case showing how Welsh stories are seasoned' for the English market:—" A short time since a gentleman wrote to the papers to say that during the last election in Cardiganshire a Bible had been publicly burnt, and that a Welsh minister, whom he named, had superintended the operation. The minister indignantly denied the charge, and demanded an apology. A reply stated that on further inquiry it was discovered that a crowd of people had burnt a Prayer Book. This also the minister denied, and when the matter was pressed to its source it was discovered that a lot of children had made a bonfire, and being short of fuel, the poor, ignorant little wretches had fed the flames with a Standard' newspaper, not knowing what valuable literature they consumed." From the Bible to the Prayer Book, from that down again-if our vener- able, and still vigorous, contemporary will allow us to say so—to the I Standard,' illustrates the way in which calumnies disappear on investigation; and it is even discovered that those who burned the 'Standard' did so ignorantly, "not knowing the valuable literature they consumed." The inference is obvious. Had the little wretches read the paper, they never would have destroyed it; thny would have preserved it, next to the Prayer Book, as a valuable guide. Shall we not then hasten the coming millennium of the Education League, when every little boy will be compelled to read, and thus saved from ignorant incen- diarism?
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. (From, the Mark Lane Express.) We have had another more winterly but seasonable week, closing with a sharp frost; though so many fluctua- tions have lately prevailed, that few have confidence in its permanency. The frost is, however, welcomed, as still keeping vegetation in check, giving a good opportunity to farmers to get on the land, and serving to mellow the soil for seed time. The young wheat is too much in its infancy to indicate prospects, but no harm as yet can be reported. Potatoes on the whole have kept rather better than expected, though but a small proportion have proved really fine and in condition to hold out their full term. The wheat trade in London opening dull, set the character of the country markets, which on the average have declined about Is. per qr.; but on Friday, with a return of frost, there were indications of improvement, Monday's rates in several instances being refused for foreign. Again we note a great falling-off in the weekly sales as compared with last year, amounting' to 20,827 qrs.
Wednesday's Liverpool Mercury says :—" The salvage at the wreck of the Kenilworth, from New Orleans for this port, wrecked at St. Patrick's Causeway, goes on satisfactorily. We believe the Underwriters have a special agent at the wreck, but the salvage is conducted by Captain Golding, for the Old Steamtug Company, who have the contract. Up to yesterday morning 1,300 bales out of 3,000 had been landed. The vessel still rests in the causeway, and salvage is difficult. The tug Rattler, with about 300 bales, arrived at Liverpool last night. The Kenilworth will be a complete wreck." Friday's Mercury says :—" One hundred and forty-five bales have been landed since the last report, making a total of 1,743 bales. THE MINERS' MOVEMENT.—The eight hsurs' movement will receive an impulse from certain action which has just been resolved upon by the Amalgamated Miners' Associ- ation of Lancashire and North Wales. A circular has been sent to all the colliery owners and managers of the district, announcing that on and after the first Monday in April the men will work only eight hours a day. The associ- ation represents about 40,000 men. For the benefit of those who are interested in the movement, we may mention that the "four points," as lately expounded in America, are:— Eight hours for work and eight hours for play; eight hours for sleep, and eight shillings a day."
WELSH EDUCATION CONFERENCE. (Continued from Supplement.) THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. At the termination of the conference, a second confer- ence to be attended by the same, or by special delegates, was held, to consider the present position and prospects of the movement for the establishment of the University College of Wales." Mr Hugh Pugh, Pwllheli, a member of the Executive Committee, occupied the chair, and after a few preliminary remarks called upon the secretary, the Rev. D. Charles, B.A., to make a statement of the present position of the movement. The Rev. D. Charles read a statement of the establishment of the college, tracing it from its outset to the present time. The sums yet obtained were still far below the mark of 230,000, which they sought to attain in order to open the building. £ 5,600 was still due on the purchase money of the building to the North and South Wales Bank, and on this large sum in- terest had to be paid; but if all the subscribers would pay the amount which they had promised to contribute these arrears might easily be wiped off. Many had responded to the appeal which had been made, but too many had been mute: some denied the amount which was set opposite their names, others that they had made any promises at all; some of the subscribers had died; others were reduced in circumstances and could not pay, while there were a great number who declined to keep their promise until they saw the movement fairly started. Others withheld their subscription until such time as a Government grant should have been obtained, and when, of course, their money would not be so greatly needed. He thought that the nonconformists of Wales ought to come more forward in their offers of assistance-more es- pecially as the church people, as appeared from various letters which had appeared in the Western Mail, were anxious to turn St. David's College, at Lampeter, into a Welsh university in opposition to that which was proposed at Aberystwyth. His time as secretary to the movement had been spent in Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, and other towns, and also in the various Welsh counties. In Liverpool and Manchester great sums had been subscribed, and much interest manifested in the success and progress of the movement. At Festiniog, and in the Carnarvon- shire quarries, the movement had been taken up with great spirit; local committees had been formed to canvass the neighbourhood, public meeting iheld, and from that source he expected to receive a large sum. The committee had been put to very great expense in roofing the building, and in getting it ready for the admission of students at an early date. They had room now for between 60 and 70 students, the apartments being ready, with the exception of furnishing. He had received numerous applications for admission, and if the building could now be opened for students, there were 30 or 40 ready and anxious to enter at once. He thought it was desirab that a great effort should be made to have the building opened iu October next. He had suggested to the various congregations throughout the Principality that a collection of a penny a pew should be made, which would bring in about 91,000. The suggestion had, apparently, not met with much favour, as only one fifth of the number communicated with upon the subject had condescended to reply. This appeal, however, had not yet been sent to North Wales. A sum of £8,000 would enable them to start the institution, and surely that was a very small sum for the whole of the Welsh nation to raise. Had they no Welsh Peabodys or Morleys who would advance that sum, and have it repaid without in- terest. (Hear, hear.) He feared that people were beginning to get tired and discouraged in the work, and the institution must die if it were not at once taken up by the whole country; and then the Welsh would become the laughing stock of other countries, which would com- miserate and despise them. The secretary must have fellow workers he could not carry out this great national work without assistance, and he asked that volunteer can- vassers should be named to canvass Wales within the next six months. Should that attempt fail, no other attempt would be made for the establishment of a National College for Wales, for a generation at least, and an insti- tution which would be an honour to the Principality, and •onfer lasting benefits upon the Welsh nation, would fall to the ground for lack of auccour. Mr JOHN JENKINS (Llanidloes) said that he had paid one half of his subscription, and was willing to pay the remaining moiety at once. (Hear, hear.) He suggested that a proposition should be made, that the remaining subscriptions be paid on or before the first of May next. Mr JOHN SIBION thought that they should at once arrange for an organization throughout Wales, and appoint local committees to look up promised subscriptions, can- vass for new subscribers, and wait upon those, who, out of the abundance of their wealth should be able to give something to this great national cause. (Hear, hear.) Mr JOHN JENKINS (London) suggested that local com- mittees should be appointed for North and South Wales. Mr CORY, jun. (Cardiff), could not see upon what grounds Government would refuse to make a grant for a Welsh University. It might be two or three years before a grant could be obtained, but it was necessary that some strenuous steps should be taken, without further delay, in the immediate completion and carrying out of this estimable object. As a practical man he thought that they should try to bring about some practical means in order to start the College at once. Let them get in the smaller subscriptions, let all means be taken to collect the pounds, shillings, and pence, but as for the larger subscriptions of 2100, RM, and 2500, he thought that the subscribers of these large sums .should not be asked to give the amount, but rather to lend it. He could not see why they should be called upon to give these large amounts, when they had the whole country at their back. He suggested that a certain number of gentlemen should be named, who would offer to lend £ 250' each, free of interest. Thirty gentlemen giving a cheque each for that sum, would rea- lize a total of 27,500, and that would enable them to start the building at once. (Hear, hear.) He and his brother, he thought he might sty, would be glad to advance their 2250 each, free of interest, and to have security for the amount. If Parliament made a grant then they would have their advance returned; if Government declined they must have security. (Hear, hear.) The CHAIRMAN said that, with regard to the question of security, he had purchased the property for the committee, and the property stood in his name. He was quite willing to transfer the property to those gentlemen who would advance the money, and that would be the security. Mr CORY thought it feasible and desirable that there should be- security, and with security and a possibility of Government reimbursing them, no doubt fifty gentlemen would be willing to come forward and assist in opening the College. The Rev. D. CHARLES was very thankful to Mr Cory for his kind offer and for the suggestion which he had thrown out. The premises would be ample security, and by getting the money they would be ready to commence at once. He had that morning received a very kind letter from Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., who had subscribed the handsome amount of £ 100—(applause)—assuring him that his heart was in the cause, and that he would be glad to accompany the deputation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer or to the Premier, to make application for a Government grant. (Applause.) Mr GEE (Denbigh) thought the question of collecting subscriptions should, as far as possible, be taken out of Mr Charles's hands, as that gentleman, he was sure, must find his time fully occupied without being called upon to look up subscriptions. He suggested that a local com- mittee should be formed in Denbighshire and in other counties to collect these subscriptions, and that a list of subscribers in arrear should be sent to each local com- mittee. The Rev. ROBERT JONES (Rotherhithe), who attended on behalf of the Londun Committee, said that that body would be glad to carry out Mr Cory's suggestion. The Rev. J. GRIFFITH (rector of Neath) denied that the heads of Lampeter College had any views or ideas anta- gonistic to the interests of the institution at Aberystwyth. The idea had been worked up in the brain of some in- dividual who was troubled with cacoethes scribendi, and' his views should form no data tending to implicate an institution which had been so long established in the country as Lampeter College. He advocated the affilia- tion of Lampeter College with the proposed University at Aberystwyth on the degree of the London University. If those interested in Lampeter College knew of what was to be done by this meeting, they also might petition Govern- ment for a grant, and Government, to satisfy both, might refuse a grant to either. He trusted that united old Cambria would knock at the door of the Government, and shew that her inhabitants were now rising to the dignity of their requirements, and that they would not leave the door until the Government had marked, in the manner which it should do, the sincerity, patriotism, and loyalty always evinced by the inhabitants of Cambria. (Ap- plause.) In the course of his speech the rev. gentleman said, with regard to th- question which had been discussed at the conference on the previous day, he took the oppor- tunity of saying that he was most anxious to co-operate with those who took part in it, but had been deterred from attending through a misapprehension arising out of the terms of the circular of invitation, that a syllabus had been prepared, and those who attended were expected to endorse sentiments already agreed upon, and to adopt principles already decided. Had he known that the con- ference was open for free discussion he should have at- tended. The Rev. F. S. JOHNSTONE thought that there was a want of good middle-class schools in Wales, and that in consequence the drudgery work of these schools would have to be started in the college, which would not be Eleasant. He had waded through page after page of blue ooks looking after the charities, and he thought that if they could recover all the lost charities, they would amass a sum sufficient to educate every child in Wales. It was all very well to have an Endowed Schools Commission making enquiries, which resulted in a blue book being laid upon the shelf, but he contended that their enquiries ought to be followed up. Mr GEE then moved and it was reconded by Mr CORY, jun., "That it is the opinion of this meeting that the build- ing at Aberystwyth which has been purchased for the purposes of a University for Wales is of a collegiate character, and in every respect suitable and commodious; that Aberystwyth is central as regards the whole Principality; and that as the committee have pledged themselves that the education shall be entirely un- sectarian in its character, it is deserving of the warmest and most hearty support of the inhabitants of the United Kingdom in general, and of Wales in particular. The resolution was carried unanimously. The Rev. W. AMBROSE briefly expressed the interest he felt in the success of the undertaking, and hoped that every means would be made to ensure success. Mr JOHN JENKINS, Llanidloes, moved, and it was seconded by the Rev. JAMES JENKINS, Mayor of Newport, "That this conference recommends that a deputation do wait at an early period upon the Premier, to bring under his attention the claims of &the University College of Wales to a grant in aid, and that such deputation consist of the London Committee, and the following gentlemen, and that the Welsh members of Parliament be requested to _1. accompany the deputation:-Ile Rector of Neath, VT* Jenkins, Llanidloes, Rev. F. S. Johnstone, Merthyr, Mr Jones, Llwynygroes, Colonel Pryse, Mr Fryer, Lodge Park, Dr Sandwith, Rev. Kilsby Jones, Mr Mordecai Jones, Brecon, Mr Barnes, The'Quinta, Oswestry, Mr W. Owen, Haverfordwest; with power to add to their number." The resolution having been carried. Mr CORT, jun., moved, and it was seconded by Dr EDWARDS, "That seeing the very great desirability of finishing and opening the college at as early a date as pos- sible, resolved, that a proposal be made to obtain thirty gentlemen to lend £ 250 each, without interest, for a ?er^not. ex £ feding five years, upon the security of the building. This resolution having been carried, it was resolved That local committees be formed in all ther counties of Wales to assist the Rev. D. Charles in the collection of subscriptions, and for the holding of public meetings to advocate the claims of the University amongst the people of the Principality." Mr SULLY, Pontypool, advocated the grouping of theological halls round the central College, upon the plan of the Scotch Universities, and moved a resolution to that effect. At Pontypool they would work for the object which the motion had in view, and doubtless the other theological colleges which were scattered up and down the length and breadth of the country might adopt similar news. Mr JENKINS, London, seconded the resolution, which was supported by the Rev. Alfred Tilly. The Rev. GRIFFITH DAVIES, Aberystwyth, thought that it was hardly probable that the existing buildings would be removed to Aberystwyth it might be done in Chicago, but nowhere else, he thought. (Laughter. > Then again! did they suppose that those interested in the colleges would care to leave the buildings, which had proved them- selves so eminently adapted for their purposes, to come and settle in Aberystwyth, and probably have to incur the expense of erecting a new hull. He thought that the more feasable plan would be to instruct the secretary to communicate with the heads of the various theological colleges in the Principality, and get them to send their students to- the Welsh University for two years, before they entered upon their theological studies, for the pur- pose of receiving their secular education. The- College having imparted their secular education, then they might go to their various halls, and prosecute their theological studies. It was resolved that the Secretary of the College communicate with the heads of the various theolbgical colleges in Wales, with a view to holding a conference to discuss the subject. Some formal resolutions having been moved, the con- ference, whose members towards the latter part of the proceedings had greatly thinned, rose, and the meeting closed about three o'clock.
girtfcs, l&miagrs, and feattcs. BIRTHS. 23rd. at Bankhall, Lampeter, the wife of JOHN FOWDEN, Esq., of a son and heir. MARRIAGES. 27th, at the Tabernacle Chapel, before Mr J. Matthews, the Registrar, MrEsocH JAMES, of Borth, mariner.. to MARGARET JONES, daughter of Capt. David Jones, Port- land-street, Aberystwyth. DEATHS. 12tb, Mr ROBERT WILLIAMS; Tanrallt, Abererch, Pwllheli. 14th, aged 91, JANE THOMAS, Penlon-street, Pwllheli. 15th, aged 20, ANN, youngest daughter of Mr WILLIAM JONES, Bank Farm, Berriew. 15th, aged 80, Mrs Lucy ELLIS, Welshpool. 16th, aged 70, Mrs MARY WILLIAMS, wife of the- late Mr Thomas Williams, Ivy-street, Pwllheli. 18th, aged 4 days, MATILDA, the daughter of JOHN and MARY MORGAN, of Welshpool, late of Newtown. 18th, aged 76, Mrs HUGHES, relict of Mr Edwd. Hughes, late of Llechwedd, Llandrillo. 18th, Mr WM. JONES, New Mill, Llandrillo. 19th, aged 6 weeks, at 5, Queen-street, Liverpool, BALDWIN CHARLES ROWLANDS, son of J. W. Rowlands. 20th, aged 35, at his residence, 25, Egerton-street, Chester, Mr HUGH HUGHES, for fifteen years booking clerk at the general railway station. Chester. 20th, aged 35; at the Sportsman Hotel, Carnarvon, Mrs MORETON. 20th, aged 5 years and 6 months, STEPHEN REES, son of Mr THOS. DAVIES, Church-street, Llangollen. 21st, Mrs JONES, wife of Mr W. Jones, Cambrian Hotel, Berwyn-street, Llangollen. 21st, aged 88, Mr JAMES MORGANS, skinner, Rhydyfelin, near Aberystwyth. 26th, the wife of Mr JOHN REBS, late of the Victoria Inn, Aberystwyth. 26th, Mr JOHN JAMES, labourer, of Waun, near Aber- ystwyth.
ABERYSTWYTH. ARRIVED.—Henry E. Taylor (s.s.), Lewis, from Liver- pool; Express (s.s.), Jones, Bristol; Ann, Humphreys, Newport; Jenny Jones, Edwards, Milford. SAILED.—Jane Ellen, Rees, for Llanelly;. John and Ann, Jones, Llanelly; Ann and Betsey, Llanelly; Henry E. Taylor (s.s.), Lewis James, Liverpool; Express (s.s.), Jones, Bristol. TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Jan&Feb. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Sat. 29 5 25 5 59 554 6 28 5 34 6 8 Sun. 30 6 28 6 54 6 57 7 23 6 37 7 3 Mon. 31 7 18 7 40 7 47 8 9 7 27 7 49 Tues. 1 8 1 8 23 8 30 8 52 8 10 832 Wed. 2 843 9 2 912 9 31 2 52 911 Thur. 3 9 18 9 35 » 47 10 4 9 27 9 44 Fri. 4 ft 51 10 7 10 20 10 36 10 0 10 16 TRAFFIC RETURNS. 1869. Great Western } £ 73,316 West Midland V 1868. South Wales J £ 69,133 1869. London and North Western "J £ 117,334 Shrewsbury and Hereford V 1868. Shropshire Union j £ 114,882 For the week ending January 23rd. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS (178 miles open).-Pamengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 1,087; mer- chandise, minerals, and cattle, £ 1,158. Total for the week, 22,245. Aggregate, to this date, 27,562. Corre. sponding week in last year (176 miles open).—Passengers, &c., 21,086; merchandise, &c., 21,231; total 22,317; aggregate, to this date, 27,761. For the week ending January 16<A. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (60f miles open).— Passengers, parcels, &c., 2154 16s. 2d.; goods and live stock, £ 992 4s. 8d.; total, £ 1,147 0s. 10d.; £ 18 17s. 8d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (59 £ milw open).—Passengers, &c., £ 152 16s. 6d.; goods, &c., £ 726 9s. 8d.; total, £ 879 6s. 2d.; 214 15s. 7 d. mile 19 week. Increase, £261 14s. 8d.
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