CARNARVON WORKING MEN'S CONSERVATIVBASSOCIATION. A meeting o a moat enthusiastic character took place b the rooms of the above club, Carnarvon, on Tuesday evening, the 2nd inst., on the occasion of an illuminated addres beiog Panted to the Rev T. Newton, B A. He has recently been appomted head master of the Roval Grammar School, Almqndbury. His friends, though hcartUy congratulating him on his promotion, ,till deeply regret his removal from Carnarvon Mr Newton is one of a few, faithful aband.who founded the fboTmovement, and, by his zea , energy, and fidelity, ho leaves it in the flourishing position of bemg now seM-: Lpporting,and numbering about 400 members. The chair was iilled by Mr W. Paynter who, m a short but pithy speech, stated the objects of the meeting. Ho ex-pS tin warm terms his appreciation of the valuable SeB rendered by Mr Newton to the club, and called UPMr R. Thomas, the hon. sec, to read and present the address, which was as follows :-'To the Eev. Thos. New-ton, B.A. Sir -We, the undersigned, on behalf of the members of the Carnarvon Conservative Working Men s Association betr your acceptance of this address on your iTar r f omhre to undertake t.he duties of the W mastership of Almondbury Grammar School W BhafuvTr reXith feelings of gratitude and friend-ahir the Kreat interest you always manifested m the success and welfare of our association, which is now oW on a sure and lasting foundation-beneficial to the moral and intellectual well-being of the Conservative working men, and conducive to the maintenance and furtherance of that political creed which we believe tends to secure the g.eatest happiness o every people, and which always has and will, we are sure, bo faithfully maintained by you. We wish you and your family every blessing, happiness, and prosperity m the new sphere of labour to which Providence has called you, and wo hope that your life may be long spared to support the good old cause with the same enorgy and earnestness as you have' shown amongst us at Carnarvon." The speaker, in an able and fluent spoech, detailed all the incidents in the public career of their friend, holding him up as a model well worthy for young men to ' imitate. The speaker, having warmly congratulated MrKowton on his well-de3ervod promotion, sat down amidst loud cheers. The Rev. W. Jones, curate (a member of the committee, and, ono who, among the other members, signed the addles), apologised for being unprepared to speak, yet delivered a short, able, and impressive address. He aaid, among other things, that Mr Nekton was a living embodiment of what a studious young man should be. He was a thoroughly earnest, conscientious, and straightforward man. (Loud cheers.) Hopiug they all would imitate him, he wished his friend every prosperity. (Applause.) , A member of the Manchester executive committee ot the Working Men's Clubs, Mr W. Patrick, was introduced by the chairman (A voice ; "A Carnarvon boy )" Laughter and cheers.) He said It is with great pleasure that I respond to the invitation to assist this night on this pleasant occasion, for I like to see honour bestowed on whom honour is duo. (Cheers.) It is, I am informed, due to the efforts of Mr Newton and a few other gentlemen that you are jn possession of this noble institution, the Carnarvon Working .Men's Club. (Applause.) He has worked hard and faithfully for the Conservative cause in both the town and county of Carnarvon. His departure from amongst you wfil make it necessary for you all individually to work harder to fill up the great gap which will bo made in your' ranks. (Cheers.) You are -well aware of his readiness at all times and under great inconvenience to aid the Conservative -cause. You must try each and every one to follow his example. Who would have dreamt ten years ago of thinking even of a Conservative club in Carnarvon ? Why, the idea would be scouted, and any one stating such a fact would .be thought a fit oandidato for Denbigh asylum. (Loud cheers and laughter.) It is my firm conviction that the large majority gained by Mr Pennant at the last election was entirely owing to the groat exertions of this club. (Loud cheers.) The speaker, before concluding, impressed upon the club tho necessity of attending to the registration, carrying on periodical canvassing of the town, and establishiug pic-iiic3 in summer, and soirees in winter. Before sitting down he, in complimentary terms, congratulated hi3 friend Mr Newton, and concluded amidst warm applause. Mr John Reo3, medical assistant, next addressed the meeting in a happy vein, and was warmly received. Mr Newton, on rising,, was received with great enthusiasm, the members rising en masse, and lustily cheering for a considerable time, following- which musical honours were as heartily given. The speaker was visibly touched by such a demonstration. He said that Lis position that evening was a very unusual one, and rendered difficult by his being the recipient of honour from them. He found it difficult to express his feelings for the great honour done him, and which he did not deserve. (Loud cries of "No, no.") They had laid great stress on the little he had done, but which he had done heartily. (Loud applauso.) He never disguised, and ho hoped none of them would, that he was a truo Conservative. He was a Conservative because ho believed it conduced to the greatest happiness of the country and the stability of all existing institutions. (Cheers.) He maintained that Conservatism engendered patriotism and an enlarged liberal breadth of thought, for it was careful not to recklessly destroy, but studiously to avoid impairing what was useful by violent changes. (Applause ) They could remember the sneers their political opponents cast, at their efforts in commencing this association. Tho Conservative working man, they said, was altogether a myth as regarded Carnarvon, and if such a rare creature existed they would be gratified by having him exhibited. You have nobly answered that calumny and incredulity, as is to be witnessed in this flourishing association. Do not be satisfied with past success, but be ready for a contest. You must, a 5 has been said by the preceding speakers, attend to registration. Political meetings must be held to educate the young members in sound Conservative principles. A strong muster of members should appear at annual pic-nics, in order to convince the Liberals that your institution does not show signs of retrogression, but of increased vitality. (Cheers.) It is a source of deep gratification to find that you are about to inaugurate the formation of a mutual improvement society and discussion class, which is destined, if vigorously carried on, to produce speakers able to come forward and address you. You have been pleased to compliment ma on what I have achieved by self-culture. (Cheers,) Myadvice to every man is, study even when you have no particular situation in view, so that, should an opening present itself, you will be qualified to undertake the duties imposed upon you. (Jhoera.) This beautiful address you have given mo I thank you most fervently for. I treasure it the more as the gift of working men. A few gentlemen, or even one, might without much sacrifice have subscribed tho whole amount, but you of your hard earnings have given me what you could afford. I will always think of you when I look at it, and your memory will ever bo dear to me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great honour you have conferred upon me, and, before departing to-night I ask you to allow mo to shake hands all round, wishing you all a very happy new The audience rose to their feet, and round after round of cheering was given, followed by tho spirited singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and " God save the Cheers were heartily given for Mrs Nowton and tho family, and also for Mr John A. Vaughan, a member who executed the address, which is of great artistic merit. Councillor R. R. Williams proposed, and Mr Newton seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman for his able conduct in the chair, which was carried by acclamation. Good nature is the best feature in the finest face wit may raise admivation, judgment may command respect, and knowledge attention. Beauty may inflame the heart with love, but good nature has more powerful effect it adds a thousand attractions to the ohartns of beauty, and gives an air of beneficence to the most Iiomely face. A maiden lady, not remarkable, for either beauty, youth, or good temper, came for advice to a Mr Arnold, and how to get rid of a troublesome suitor. Oh! marry him marry him!' he advised. "Nay,! would see him hanged first.' 1 No, madam, marry him as 1 said to you, and I assure you it will be but a short time before he hangs hiinaolf.' Mosi' Successful Tbea-tmunt op Consumption with Dn. de Jonoh's Light-Bhow.s Cod Livkr Oil. Mr Allen Q. Chattaway, District Medical Officer, Leominster, testifies, as follows, to the unequalled efficacy of this celebrated Oil in tho treatmentof Consumption: "Having for some years extensively used Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Lirar Oil, both in public and private practice, I have no hesitation in stating that its effects aro very far superior to those of any other Cod Liver Oil. Kearly .four years since, two cases of confirmed Consumption wore placed undor my care. In both the lungs were a mass of tubercular deposit, and every possiole sound to be heard in Phthisis was present. The sole remedy ' employed was Dr. do Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil ; and now the patients are strong and fat; tho diseased (abnormal) sounds nearly inaudible ; and in the one case (male), hunting, fishingaudshootingareireelyinUulged iu, the patient expressing himself quite capable of uwlergoinsr as mueh fatigue as any of his fellow-sport-men." Dr. do Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half-pints, 2s. bd. ; pints, 4s. 9d. ; quarts, 9s. ; with his stamp and signature and tho signature of his sole consignees- on the label under wrapper, by all respectable chemists. Sole conduces, Anuar, Harford, and Co., 77, Strand, London, PRESENTATION to Dr. WILLIAM EBES l (QWILYM HIRAETHOG). ' An interesting presentation of a memorial portrait was made on Friday night last, at the Congregational Chapel Betneada, to the Hev.DivWilIiamRees(Gwilym Hi ae hog, for many years minister of the Ortarct Congregational Church, Liverpool, and now of Chester Occasion was taken of Dr. Rees' retirement from the active ohLe of a church, to present him with some i marl of the esteem in which he was bold by his own irnomroation. Accordingly the deacons of the Congre- ! Sal churches in -the 'Principality, decided as te-Sutatives Of those churches, to -ubsonba for a memoria J portrait, copies of whioh shouldeven ually be ZS at the continual theo logical college ' bX and Brecon. Mr W. J. Pry, f Bathesda under-took the post of hon. treasurer to the movement, which was at once warmly taken up, and a commission was given to Mr Mercier, of Manchester, who executed a trnlv life-like portrait of Wb subject. The chapel was crowded to excess long before the hour for .mmenciDg proceedrnga.-Soon after six vXo kthecbair was taken by MrSiohard Davie ,,E; Carnarvon, a ,B Datid Williams, Davies Abereele; B.-Stepheno, Tanymarian ; J. C. JonS P nVgroeeg;Evau Evans, - Griffiths ?Bryugwran ; joues, renygrvw, Conway''; R. S, Williams, iTfda JoteS iezer ; Navies, Moeltryfao, ftf t'ssri Hughes,' Llangefni;' W. Tegerin Huehe Llauerchymedd ; Llew Llwyfo Ap Arfon, loan Arfon i Tudno! W. C. Davies, W. J. Williams, R. duetorv exerci es, after which a second hymn was sung. C Cha rmL the course of hie prefatory remarks alluded to the portrait as being a handsome one of D Reefed perhaps they expected some shght sketch of Satharotw an his doinge in the moral, social and nolitfcTwo Id f Wales. But they mus not expect SSoh a portraiture from Wm (the chairman); he rZessedlittle of the artistic faculty ; but he was Rlad rSnk tto was a sufficient number of those about Wm who Xld sketch the doctor's career, and between tCm aUhe expected they would have a .good portrait, lXt trans2res8iuir, upon the rules of good taste, or SftTK Wessioa of fl.tt.ry or, fatoe prase. His own personalTeeling, he must , confess rau Sr counter to testimonials; as a rule they had bo-come so common in these days that they necessarily IcTmuch of their value ; but if testimonmlB werejjon. fined to men who had so justly earned them as Dr. Re he feared they would be very much fewer m number (applause). However, he must not say a great d aTabout the doctor, because of the close iamily connection between him and his dear friend t appeared to Hm that one of the most notable features m Dr Rees' character was that he is a many-sided man, and the variety of the services the nation had received from his hands was very great. If they judged from hisown admission it had been so from cma"m eiS career ; and as his eminent brother (the late. Rev. Henry Rees, of Liverpool), when a boy preached in lonely spots on their native farm in Llansannan, Wm. Rees indulged in poesy, there being none to listen except the Aled River and the sheep browsing on the mountain side. Asa preacher and a theologian Dr. Rees was eminent, but he .had also u'a' circles gained a high position. He had filled many spheres of value to therm as a nation.- He was one of the firBt to succeed iu starting a weekly Welsh newspaper. That was at first uphill work. It was necessary to create a taste and desire for newspaper leading, and having created that taste and desire, bythose means the culture and intelligence of the country were promoted (hear, hear). Dr. Rees always used h10 influence in the vernaoular press in favour of liberty ; he con-demned tyranny in every form and advocated freedom, whether in Italy, Austria, or Hungary He had un-failinely during his whole public career laboured faithfully Dr. Rees was also'oue of the first who came out aa a Welsh leoturer, and his eloquence and humour did much to bring that mode of conveying instruction into popular favour." He would ask, how many had been induced to stu3y astronomy and natural history by hearing leotures delivered by Dr. Rees ? And his knowledge of those subjectB and others, let them bear in mind, was the result of self-culture, for the juveniles of Llanaannan did not enjoy in the past the advantages of education they had at . present But perhaps the compulsion Dr. Rees in his youth was under to be courageous and to surmount all obstacles in the acquirement of knowledge was a blessing to him, and developed his natural abilities. But every one could not muster courage and resolve to contend with early disadvantages, and he (the speaker) thought they should pay a meed .e i Knt riotm-minnt.inri. that mental industry and hard labour by means Of which only their respected friend had attained the honourable and useful position he now filled in their midst (applause). Natural abilities were valuable gifts, but without other qualities natural abilities might become of little value, or even-tend to evil. He believed that a man about whom the facts that ho had related could be sid, was deserving of respect, not only by the deacons of .an influential church, but also by his countrymen in general (applause). The Chairman then called upon the Rev. R. S WilliamB to act as conductor of the meeting; A rule was enunciated at the outset that no speaker should exceed five minutes' time, butitwas utterly disregarded; in only two caseB, and those flagrant oaes of prosy speaking, waB the warning bell sounded. The conse. quence was that the proceedings, to ourselves at least, became wearisome and monotonous long before their close. " . , , Lotters of apology were readirom Mr Henry Richard, M.P., Mr George Osborne Morgan, Q.C., M.P., Mr Johu Roberts, Abergele, and others. Tho Rev. R. S. Williams explained that the reason why this presentation was made at Bethesda was, that here the movement waa first thought of and organised. It was the desire of the deacons of the Congregational connexion to have a correct and enduring portrait of Dr. Roes, and to place copies iu the colleges of the denomination. They hoped that those who saw the portrait at Brecon, Bala, or elsewhere, would feel an increased interest in Dr. Roes. It was gratifying to Cud so large a congregation assembled to show their good feeling towards one whom the country delighted to honour. , ,, The Rev. S. Roberts (S.R.) expatiated upon the many-sided eharacterof Dr. Rees, especially as a poet, lecturer, and preacher. . , ' , , . The Rev. Mr Roberts, Carnarvon,' was glad Wales had recognised the worth of Dr. Rees and thus rewarded it (applause). The Rev. David Williams, Bangor, referred to the doctor as a Christian. He was-pleased to find so hearty a co-operation in their movement. He was sure that the deacons who had contributed to obtaining the portrait felt glad they had done bo and secured such a good likeness ; but he felt almost angry, that they, the church officials, should have monopolised the honour, instead of allowing it to be shared .between them and the ministers and congregations. ir t n aiffiUi rtnan Arfon) observed that it was surprising one man should have beeu gifted with so many brilliant talents aB Dr. Roes, and that he should have consecrated those talents to the best use and for the best interests of the nation. He hoped to visit Uansannan, a Denbighshire parish which had put all Wales uuder a lasting debt of gratitude. The speaker dilated upon the services of Dr. Rees in connection with the press, periodical and otherwise. When he undertook the editorship of the Amserau ho inspired the country with new. life and caused the Welsh to show extraordinary political vitality, whereas previously they were dead in that sense. The portrait was something by way of acknowledgment of the debt Wales owed to Dr. Reoa; andi he would, in cunclusion, suggest that copies not only be presented to the denominational colleges, hut that a copy should also be deposited at the Welsh University College, AberyBtwith; ' : -l The Rev. R. S. Williams said Aberystwith had not been lost sijcht of , and the suggestion might be acted upon (applause). . . ... The Rev. Daniel Rowlands,Bangor, expressed hisreapect ftr Dr. Rees. He did, not regard him in a denominational light, nor because'heen joyed his personal friendship and acquaintance ; bllt 38 a pnb"c man himself he esteemed him because ho had never quarrelled with him, and had never spoken unkindly of him or the denomination to which he (Mr Rowlands) belonged ; so that it was not necessary in this case to cast a mautle over the piwt (applause). His reBpect, which was great, rested alone upon public grounds. He considered that Dr. .Rees had done the Webb nation an important service, having opened its eyes to and taught it the meaning of taking an interest in politics, and to better understand political principles. Previously, probably the only inclination toeir 'Mlow countrymen had was to follow their superiors those, whom they conceived understood matterB better' than 'themselves.. But now, inconsequence of what Dr. Rees had tho privilege of inaugurating a cheap Welsh newspaper press the people were able to form a true and reliable opinion on facts laid before them, and he hoped that their education from day to day would become more and more perfect (applause). Dr. Rees' poetry had become exceedingly popular. His compositions were replete with poetic sentiment and music, and would long dwell in the memories of the Weleh. After , his extended and earnest career as a minister, of the Gospel Dr. Rees was alao deserving of recognition. . ''-!-' Addresses were subsequently, delivered by the Rev. B. S. Daviee (Bangor), Mr.Mufwfsecretary and deacon of Grove-street Church), the Rav.,MrDavies (Abergeje), Mr W. J. Williams (Bethel), the -Rev. Mr Griffith (Bethel), Ap Arvon, and the Rev. E. Herber-Evans (Carnanon),.. Tlio latter speaker remarked thnt.hefelt the largo congregation present .was a' fair representation of the feeling o the :couutry. y ' ' , ' The presentation was then made by Mr B. J, Owen, of Liverpool, .who after .expressing his pleasure in.pre-Beutiug a testimonial to, a pubiio , nip no popular and THE NOBTH WAIiES CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1877. , . . i .i j n- Hi., moo hv hiq denomination: and countrymen in general, briefly alluded to the salient . . r- . ... a rr. l j. kaaM .la mparts ni points in Ma onarapser. no uuu. w4 Kinanng Riuuug tun -- i-- , veloning the vernacular newspaper press of Wales, ana had in general advanced those objects whose teudency was to increase tne moral aou reii(jiL.u. the nation. As a theologian Dr. Rees had probably no equal among hi. Compeers ; aa an orator and poet he had made hie mark, and he had contributed voluminously to the literature of his country. , -, ; Dr. Bees ws quite overcome with emotion'. He made a few remarks in a low tone, but ae be had his face turned towardsthepioture.withhisbaok to the audience, ,his remarks were nearly inaudible. He thanked those who presented him, ae a representative body, with this mark of euteem, and specially acknowledged the boi vices of two or three, gentleman . Who had taken. a leading and energetic part in the'mpvement. i iJ ir I H vote of thanks to the chairman, proposed by Mr 'Hughes, and seconded by the Rev. E. Stephen (Tany-marian), brought the'mestihg to a close at an adanced hour. " ' r. --rrt-r -rrr't"T-:i ; ' RHYL COMMISSIONERS. Jahuart lBT,-BrBent : Mr James Taylor, pbjirm lan ; Major Penn,Dr. Wolstenholme, 'Messrs B.J. Jones, R. Oldfield, B. Littler, Thomas Ellis, S. Parks, E. Vaughan, William, Wynne, E. Powe 1 JoneB.Frederick Jones, j E. Roberts, James Davies, A, J. Spink s, Abel Jones,- John Griffiths, Evan Morns John, Roberts R. D. Roberts, a. Buckingham, William Williams (builder), and Jonah' Lloyd. Literary Jnstitute.The Financo, Committee having had a conference with the committee this .institution, j.j 4.i.f t.mnafer of this institute be recommeiiueu u"u "r . " . , . ... , n . accepted, on condition that; the present lnstitute Com-...r t roonnnaihla with six daleirates mutee obcoiud ju""j fv-r. , . " . it. nimiriimiMietii. for anv amount or expense incurred 'beyond 03, which . the comuus- Bionors promisea to ,.... t 7i 7" -,; : w n vv onlv. and' that the Institute Committee pay all the existing debts. . . Proposed Ncw Jinm an! -KOTO. ne eptmiai uoiu-; mittoe appointed to confer upon thia matter made their report, upon which considerable discussion ensued, It was eventually resolved that the commissioners should assist the promoters in carrying. out the scheme for making bridge over the railway with proper approach, and a new road therefrsnv to the Rhyl cut, to the extent of providing the land required for the northern approach, and that they would also, contribute the Bum of 390'.-Sbme conversation took place as to the advisability iof extending the roadJirom thaRhyl out to the Merllyn road. It appeared that as to this por- tion ot tne sonerae, iuv wuu.-..-- tain the co-operation of the landowners interested; They did not, however, give up all hope of obtaining that very desirable end, but intend to make another effort to see the landownera and prove to them JJiat it would be for their interest to have a road made through, to Merllyn road, and to have another entrance to the town oh it3 eastern Bide. ' ' Extension oj the Proroeiwtfe.-Major Penn propoasd the resolution, of which he had given notice : " That tt is expedient to proceed with the extension of the west promennde, tnd f or that purpose,, that.tb.o Road Com-mittee be requested to consider ,the . qnest(on, and staje what they would recommend to be done, .and ascertain, the estimated coat, with a view of adding the required sum to the intended amount -of the proposed loan for the Sewerage Works," This was seconded; and carried nath'-strect. The board adopted the recommendation of the Road Committee, that the width of Bath-street he increased from twenty-four feet to thirty-flix.fet at the least, and decided that the committee e requested to confer with the landowners interested. He Corn Market. A copy of a vote of thanks, passed by the farmeru of the district, to Mr J. William", Phconix Foundry, was forwarded by Mr Joseph Llovd St. Asaph. Mr Williams had kindly allowed, the UB6 of the Agricultural Hall free of charge, while the new town hall was ' being ' erected. The commissioners agreed to join in the vote., The Clerk and U Oommistioners.A. letter wbb received from the clerk of the commissioners (Mr A.Rowlands), stating that he had been appointed by the Rhyl Winter Gardens Company as their auditor, which office bad been given kirn unought for and unexpectedly. He therefore, asked the permission of the commis-sionora to his holding the' office, or he would give it up if they dcsired .it. The Chairman proposed that the permission of the board be granted, which was unanv mously given. . . ... Complimentary--The Clerk (called upon by the Chairman), stated that ho had received a messago from. ntir. Mr H, R. HuEheB. of Kinmel, expressive of his pleasure at the honour shown him by the townspeople of Rbyl, in connection with the ceremonies of laying the foundation stone, and of the opening of the new town hall. - Aleo, that Mr Hughes was desirous of acknowledging their kind feelings by iuviting a company of the commissioners' as a representative body, to. dine with him at. Kinmel, &e. Discussion followed, and a resolution w;aB passed thanking 'the Lord Lieutenant) for' the comphmnt, and appointing a soleot number of commissioners, with the chairmau at their head, as the honoured guests. Jasclbt 2kd Prasnt : Mr James Taylor (chairman), Major Penn, Dr. Woletenholme, Dr. Butterton, Messrs S Perks, 3 amea Daviee, Wm, Morris, Jonah Lloyd, Thomas Ellis, John Griffiths, John Roberts, E. Powell Jones, E. Y&ughan Jones, Edward Ellis, Wm. Williams (builder), Q. Buckingham, R. Old-field, W. Wynne,'R. D. Roberts, R, Jones, A. J. Spinks, &c. This was a special meeting to comider the following 1S jSa'iie Finance Committee. "In compliance with. the resolution of the board, passed at the lastigeneral meeting, the Finance Committee beg to report That they are informed by the Local Government Board that if requisite, the commissioner are empowered to borrow, under the Public Health Act, with" the sanction of the Local Government Board, any sum bf money necesary for drainage purpjses, (beyond the borrowing' powers authorisod by the Rhyl Improvement Act, 1872) to the extent of two years' rateable value of the districts-say 40 000. AIbo that it appeafB by the Public Health Acb'that the commiosiouers may make any rate . necessary for any expenses incurred in the execution of that Act- beyond 'the rating powers allowed by the Rhyl Improvement Acts. -'The committee having considered the question: of expenditure -for drainage worka,-find that the annual rate on the preseut assessment required would be Is 3d in the pound." By the Sewerage Committee. -"After discussion, this oommittee beg to report that they are Btill of opinion that Mr Baldwin Latham's gravitation scheme is thoroughly adapted for the efficient draiasge of the;town of Rhyl, Thequeotioa of raising money for carrying out the scheme has been reported upon by the Finance Committee ; ,therofore,it will now Be for the full board to Bay what further steps-are to be taken with.. regard to the scheme. Also that the draft agreement with Mr Hughes bo altered in the third clause to the effect'tliat the pipeB should be kept in order by the commissioners only, as long aa the pipes were used by the commissioners." Mr S. Perks proposed, and Mr G.. Buckingham, econded the adoption of the report of the Finance Committee: The motion was carried nem con. Mr W. WilliamB proposed the adoption of the report of the sewerage committee, which Mr Buckingham seconded. The board then resolved itself into-a. committee. Mr Griffiths believed this to be the best Bcheme for the town ; bo far the gravitation scheme was the best. Mr Baldwiu Latham was able now to provide a fall of 22 feet, from end to end, and that was a great-consideration in a town like Rhyl, By Mr Latham's scheme they could also get under the river without a syphon. Again there .were no tankB for storing sewerage in this scheme, storage ,ro.om being provided in the pipes when the tide was rising; Notwithstanding its efficiency, however,, there waB the queation of cost ; but one or' two items'could be done away with, and that would bring down the cost to 26,008, Dr. Wolsten-holmo gave some further explanations, remarking there were two portions in the scheme gravitation pure and simple, and the pumping scheme ; so far as Voryd both, schemes were the Bame," From thence, by the former, the Bewage was carried under the. river, on out to Bea about a raile and a quarter from the town ball, simply by the fore of gravitation; by the latter it waa pumped into covered reservoirs at Voryd, and then on tho first ebb of the tide allowed to flow into the Voryd river out to sea. The plaos as far aB Voryd, were the most exhaustive they had yet had, but he (lid not approve of the first scheme beyond .Voryd.i The esa waB encroaching very much' .between Abergele and Voryd, and if thoy laid their pipes dowp ; there,, they wouldsoon.be laid bare, and would be a continual expense for repairing, &c. He thought the pumping soheme would be the.best. The expense of draining the town to Voryd was the Bntne by both Bohemes, 10,000; by the gravitation scheme the further coat, to the outfall would bo 18,045; by the pumping scheme the coat would he 7,000 only,. The pumpiug scheme, therefore, would boBfc, without extras, : about 1,8,500, with 350 to ''400 .a year for pumping, ,&o, ., This scheme then would cost only about the same as the outfall portionof the gravitation aob.eme, -The Chairman remarked th-t after, adopting the. committee's report their course would be to deckle whether they approved and -adppted the gravitation scheme, and to determine io give the aeweragfi.oomroittei) power Way. tho scheme before the . Local, Government, Board, Mr; S. Perks, previously chairman pf .the' sewerage committee,- then wont into tbe.Buhjecfc very exhaustively. Everything should bo settled b'-tore-the board took the scheme, intn oonsideration., ' Further, a.rate.of is 3d was no little increase' to the rates of, Rhyl, and would bring- thewtas at the present expenditure, up to 3's 3(3. Therefore, lie, thought the ratepayers ought ta,,have.,a.i voicer. in the adoption o this Bchetne, , to which .lie, felt. Bure.-there. Tvould be' great opposition. He therefore propoped, , That the plans be open for public inspection for four- teen dayB, and at tne; ona1 oi pna ,uma -ui r" " u u nM'A n Krmttat tliBra:" Mr G. Buck ingham Beoonded this amendmont. Mr R. D. Roberts liad been tola that tne new ro.Bn nui " the rates, bringing them down to 3s. Mr. James Davi'eB believed the increase of rateable value in property next May-would he about 2,000, which would further reduce the rates 2d.,, The Chairman reminded the meeting they would eave , 300 a year by , d.ojng away with the oesspoolB aad night: men, wbiohj mWt rate of 34d. If they did.not do something very quiokiy. iGovernment would 'step in' and dri it' for them, and they would- riot 'be partioular to a few thouaatida; After a long BbusMon the Chairman remaiked'' on the irregularity of such an amendment being propose to -the1 motion' of .approving a repert;-Mlr, .Perto said he -.l.ii-ii i,n- 'iw inmminriinnerfl .should do Krace- !fiiUy, what the, law: would compel them to dq m.any, 'oase;T-Vote5 weretheu taken, then beingtleven for.iaad, aaainat the amendment ; . tne onairman uw vW.uB: vote againat,' andlit waa; therefore -loB-t. , - .The gubatanv 'tin motion wae then oarriedMr .Wm.,WilhamB then, propoBed'th'atthe gravitationsohemebeadopted, and that !the ebmtfissibrierk be' inatru'eted to tnke; the' necessary steps tor mymg it j - JTi. " V "tV. wai i Mr R. D.' Roberts seconded the motion.r-Dr. VTol-, stenholme movea an ameuumoui,, uv u o,v.r ipumping scheme be adopted, which Dr. Butterton eeoonded with a view to rai&inga discussion. Mr PerkB .'made a proteat against such unseemingly taste in adopt-1 ling any sewage acheme, especially when there were !omiasioris he had pointed out. He proposed that the meeting be adjourned for a fortnight for the committee !to obtain the information ha had referred to. Mr E, Powell JoneB seconded this. Mr Perks' amendment iwas carried, and -the meeting waa adjourned to January 16th. , ' ,D E N B I P H C O S T O E A T I O: N . jAJiUAnT 8TH.-Pre8ent,': The Mayor (Mr T. J. il-liams), , Aldermen John DavieB, X, Parry-Jones ; Gounciilora Ei W. Gee, T. Foulkes, E. T. J ones, J. S. Jones, R. H, Roberta, Evan. Thomas, John Danes (Love-Lane), R. Davits (YaulH John Lloyd, T. G. ' Lunt, and W. Morris ; the town clerk (Mr J. Parry-Jonas), and other officers; . , VariouB orderB were mads upon the treasurer. , A. Lettbr oj Apoloqi for non-attendance was re- c'pivBd from. Mr T, Gee. - . . '.:.. i.t-- :(n ....aacmferl Wan nna nf 14 12s.. ! Among. sue iouojjjio jjiw".-- . T-r . . from Mesiirfl Williama and Wynne, which moluded 9; r . . . .t.L ... ..naA mnmmnftl alnnr.TATlB.I oadtortne dbiioc sunujpo and 4 6s. lOd for collecting the borough rate. Mr E W Gee thought the stationery, and ,bopkB;requird for the uae of the' corporation should be obtained-through stationera in the town ia preference to .going direct to London. Several members agreed with the suggestion. BiB-Liwa under the, Muhwipal AcT.-Thcse bye-lawB had received very careful conWderatior, j at the handa of the committee.-Mr E. W. Gea and Mr R. H Roberta urged the advisability of securing a legal opinion before adopting themt but the town clerk said that as a copy muat be sent , to. the Home Secretary,, that would not be necesBary They were, however, ordered to be sent to some competent legal authority for an opinion heforethey are adopted. Street Crossings. -The question nextconBidered was one of makings cro.sing from Mr Clwyd Pierce s by the Greeg to the Piazza, and from the Tannery to SS. Mary's Church, with a ahert footpath in the latter instance. Mr E. W., Gee, did nob. see much uae in croBines. He agreed with the former part of the scheme; but thought the latter should be deferredr-Mr Lunt thought if the two croiaings near the station were a specimen of what these . were, to be, they had bettor not have another croaaing.-Mr Gee proposed, and Mr J Parry-Jones seconded,-: that the first-named crossing be made, and that proposition was carried the secoiad proposition was deferred till the next meeting, Cor the borough Burveyor to report upon it. ''''., : LlOHTlHQ Committbb, It appeared that the various items of recommendation in this committees report were in pr'scsss of being carried out,-8ome discussion arose upon the severance of the connection between the ga pipes of the Assembly Rooms and Vegetable Market, bo that now there waa no light in the latter market for people, going to meetings at the Assembly Rooms. Mr Robert Davies made Mb maiden speech. A complaint about the work now being carried on in Bull Lane, however, was referred to the Gaa Company. The School Board v. Tbb Cowoiultioh : Questions about this Tbbasubeb. The Mayor said the next subject on the agenda was a letter from. the. clerk to the school board, calling attention to the arrear of 200, and threatening if the money were not paid before their next meeting, that they would appoint a collector of their own. He would like that board to know that the council had not gone into debt; the only difficulty in the matter was that instead of borrowing the n-.oney temporarily to pay for the drainage works in High-street last year, they had paid the 450 out of the rates, and now there was no money in hand to meet the achool board call.-Mr E. W. Gee asked if the council did not think it .was .wrong to appropriate for that purpose money that was collected for something else?-Mr J. Lloyd . thought it waB; it was evidently "board a choola 'versus drainage ". (laughter). 1 he Town Clerk said the bank would have no hearUtion in letting them overdraw their account to. the sum of 200 till the loan waa paid, the council, of course, paying five percent interest. Mr Gee then moved, and M? Evan Thomas seconded,- that the-290 be borrowed from the bank.-Mr R. U. Roberta drew attention to the faot that. they, had appointed a bank treasurer, which was i'llega, for a. corporation could-ndt be treasurer to a corporation.-MessrB Gee and Lloyd coincided with Mr Roberta' remarks.-The Mayor thought it did not matter .who was treasurer, if. he were responsibly for their money (hear, hoar)..-Tho Town Clerk : .. Is no. the National Provincial Bank treasurer to the school board ?-Mr Roberta : . Yes, I am in the same fix, after the auditor haa been down (laughter).-It appeared from other remarks that the borough accounts, would be audited by the Government auditor after the present financial year,- and it waa urged that he would require some personal responsibility in rpapeot to the .money. In order that tho town clerk might obtain some reliable information upon the subject, this question ws deferred for a month. Mr Roberts thou aald he did not think it fair that they should. borrow money while in a atatq of uncertainty respecting the treasurer, and he, would, on behalf of the school board, defer their application for a month,, that, the other queation raised might .be settled. The Mayor: 'But they threaten to appoint their own'oollector if we do. not pay'at once. Mr J. & Jones said they did nofr officially know that they had done wrong, and the best way would be to let the matter rest until the Government auditor told them they were wrong. Mr J. Parry Jones would give notice that he should move at the next meeting that tho school board bo empowered to employ their own collector, and make their own rates. It appeared they were called upon to pay a large sum, and people said the corporation were spending a lot of money ; as Mr Roberts had pointed out that the board oould appoint . their own collector,; he would let them do so. Their rates would then be but a few pence instead of the preBsut high sum. Mr Roberta : . Then you threaten to put the rato-piiyers to the-expense of a special collector ? Mr Parry Jones : You have threatened yourselves to do so, and it is to put an end to those threats, and to lighten our heavy rateB I do this ; we shall then know what we pay to the corporation, and what to the school board. It was eventually agreed to Buspend the payment for one month aa suggested. Borough Accountant's Report. Mr G. T. Smith, then read this repert, from which it appeared that the receipts on the borough fund aocount amounted in the month to 62, and the .expenditure to 61, leaving a balance in hand of 290 10s 5Jd. In the district rate account there was a deSoit.oT. '435 4s. 2d, , Estimate i-or Gbhbbal Distkiot Rate, The Town Clerk read this estimate, which had been prepared by the Finance Committee. The. expenses, for. the ensuing-half-year were estimited ae follows : Salaries, 67 11b 6d ; repairs to. market hUr 25 ; .WaturCompRny, 75; pumps and walla, 6 ; . sanitary purposes, 5.; lighting, Denbigh, 120; Henllan, 2.0;; assembly room expensas, 12; lamplighters, storage, &c, 35 ; engine house rent, -2 10a ; pubiio dock 1 lis; stationery and law expenses, - 20 ; total, 670 186, which would require a rate of - 6dju the . The rata waa unanimously adopted. ,' Town Maps. Mr John Lloyd then movbd that the fire brigade bo provided with 'a map of .the borough, with' the various hydrantB marked'.thereonj as1 at the last' town drill of the brigade, some fivejorteu minutes were lost in looking for hydrants of which the aite was unoertaio. Mr Clough said there was a plate opposite each hydrant with the number of feet.and'lnoheBlupon'. it.--Mr'E. T. Jones' remarked that that was nob the crso with a 'hydrant .opposite. :his house.-After some conversation thecoiinoil declined to entertain ( the application, but said Mr 'Lloyd might apply ior -permiasion to make a trnoingof the borough map. '. ( OMap' o.Tnis DRAjfiAaE.r ;:J. Purry.' Jonas' ' said' there waa another, more important conaideratipn than the preceding,' and that" was that they should ; have a borough map, showing, all. the. drains, and also the exact . aits :wbe'ro a junction plfre wasplaced; as many people incurred expense in-Opening'up'the road to connect with the main drain, and then found they had. got to-the, wrong place. Mr ! 01oui?h said that-every ijuncj tion in the last drain was marked on the plan, buta's to t he previous one he did not, think oven the engineer himself would be able to ive- them -the' information they desired. Ultimately it ' Was agreed that the sur-, voyor shouldmark all the drains, junctionsand hydrants, lon.ajcopy of the ordnance v map, ta.bekeptijfbe-.to.vvri , cferk's office for'publio reference. j BOARDS OF GUARDIANS, CONWAY, Jawjarv, ' fiiri. -: Present: Mr Thomas Parry (in the chair), Mr T. Palgrave, Messrs J. W, Jonea, Morgan Wilhama, Daniel Phillips, Wm. Roberta (LlaBgystemn), , Richard Owen, Rev. D. M. Thomas, Mr John t 4- . Tallin F)tiripa ntin the Ilev. U. Hankes Price, CoMPnisonv Edtjoatiohal Powers, Mr Morgan William's said that he waB quite in the dark with regard to the' NeW Education Act, '. and he should like to know "from the 'chairman if 'any authoritycould compel the board of guardians to have a school hoard where there was "already , enough school accommodation in the p)aea,-.The Chairman replied - that there was no such power to compel them to open schools, but the board would have, to form a School Attendance Committee. MrParry.theolerk.adviBedtheboardthatit would' he best to let the matter alone at present,, for (he Local Government Board had issued. .instructions how the' guardianB were to proceed, but these iuBtructiona ; were not W understood by the olerke.- It was not even certain yet that the .guardians 'woud ,appoint School Attendance Committees. Mr Morgan WilliamB said he waa afraid that Borne persons were agitating in this matter with a view, to get, offices; and some kind of "pickings" out of it. On the advice of the Clerk, who said that, a Government letter, dated, the 30th. ult,, had been written,, it was decided to let the matter rest "for the present... "'-. ,, : . Sanitary Business, Dr. ReeB, of Carnarvon, the new distriot modioal officer of health, was then introduced to the meeting, and explained that he bad sent , his -report to the chairman of the board, Mr Venablea Williams, who was unable to be present. He asked that the registrars should be instructed' to Supply him with returns of births and deaths in their districts. Mr Parry, the clerk, stated that this had alwaya been done, and would no doubt ba continued. Dr. Rees said he would arrange with the three urban dietricts.of - the. union, Conway, Llahdudhp, and Penmaenmawr. The Medical Officer reported that he had taken a Bample-of water from the well by which the Harp Hotel in High-street, Conway, waB supplied, and from whioh several neighbouring houses obtained their water, and he found it quite unfit for drinking purposes, and there was no doubt that urine waa running : iti'to it. Mr Parry, clef k, explained that 'now the guardians had no power over the borough of Conway, but he had no doubt that if representations were made to Lord Newborough.the owner of the property',' his lordship would cauae tho well to bo closed.-j-Dr. Raoa further reported on the. extremely bad sanitary condition of Llanaantffraid' Glan Conway, in whioh town he aaid there were unmio-A.i .ut. fa M.nf t.tfnJinn 'f.unhnid fflver. and erv- 'aioelas had been'oreaent; these dangeroua diseaaes were l sr. : a- it.,n ,only attrioutanie to cue innir iumtohm t"" visibnaef theplace,and a thorough reform waa necessary. TheiulorK reaa nis rorMuguuy mpusi.,,MBu terly report, of ivisitibg guardians Btated that the union, was in' a clean and satisfactory condition, J : ST. ASAPH, January 4th.. Present : Mr P; P. Pennant, in the chair ; Rev. W. H. Williams, Bodelwyddan ; Rev. W. E. Jonea, Bylchau ; Messrs1 T. J, Williams (mayor of Denbigh), 'T. G. ."Iiint and O. P. Williams, Denbigh; J. Eloydand-J. Elwy Jonea, St. Asaph; J. E. Oldfield, Bettws'; Joseph WbitahouBe, Bodfari ; T, Sleight, .Dyserth ; Hugh Williams, J. -Vaughan and G. rGratton, Abergele ; W. Bell, Rhufldian ; W. M. Clarke; St George (vice chairman) ; T. Whistoa and E. P.. Jones, Rhyl. Statistical ITumberfiinjlthe house, 9S;'vagrant3 relieved, 37. Several oalls had ' been paid by the parishes, and the usual cheques for the relieving officers were issued.---Some-little discussion took place as to devising some plan for reducing the number o tramps,, and ultimately a suggestion waa made by Mr Joseph' Lloyd, that fifty loads of stones should be procured for the tramps to break in return for being provided with board and lodging for the night, Thia suggestion was adopted, Mr Lloyd undertaking to assist the master of the house in superintending the work as an experiment. Outrelief during paBfc fortnight, 310' 14a fld ; balance in treasurer's hands, 1,300 6s 3d. Cheques for next fortnight, 310. " ' ' Rumoval. The' Conway Union wrote declining to receive Thomas Williams, how in the workhouse, without an order of removal, which the clerk was directed to obtain. ' Christmas Fare. A letter was received from the inmates thanking the guardians for the good cheer provided them 'during Christmaatide. REsias'ATlos. Mr Thomas Jones, Llysmeirohion, wrote to resign his seat at the board, as ho hadremove'd to Liverpool! Disparity of Statehehts. Two letters were received1 in reference to a contribution , made by a man named Robert Hookes towards the support of his parents. The man himself said he could bo longer contributors his earnings we're'2l'a per week only. His Bister, however, wrote and saiil that he earned. 3 10s per week He had been ordered by the magistrates to pay 3b per week, and' the Chairman said this took the matter out of their hands. The lettersjwere accardiugly laid oh the table. . . Increase or' Salary.- An application was received from Dr. J. R.' Hughes, Vale-street, Denbigh, medical officer for the Denbigh" district, for anihereaae of salary. In the letter'he gavethe following particulars : present aalary of Denbigh officer, 95, ' population of district, 7,846 ; St. Asaph, officer's' salary,' 67, population, 4,977; Rhyl, bffioer's salary, 78, population, 7,924; Abergele, ' officer's Balary, 70; population, 4,131. Jri answer to a query by Mr E. P. Jones, the Clerk stated that the out-door relief in Denbigh district was 1,514 per half year, against 1,794 in St. Aeaph district. Mr Lunt aaid that the combined salaries of the Rhyl and St. Asaph officers came 'to 145 ; the Denbigh district was a niost awkward one to work, but the medical officer's bouse, being so conveniently situated, waa almoBtu'-dispensary.--MrD. Parry Williams' proposed that the salary be increased to 130 ; Mr Sleigut proposed that it be 120. Dpon Mr! Winaton'a recommendation that the difference Bhould be split, the Rev. W. E. Jonea, proposed, and Mr Lunt seconded, that the salary be 125, which was-carried nem eon, , POLICE INTELLIGENCE., RUTHIN. Januaiit., 8th, ' Before- Messrs James Goodrich, J. F. Jesse, Brooke Cunliffe, ' R. G. JohaBon, Lieut-Colonel Mortimor, Colonel Naylor Leyland, and the Rev. the Warden of Ruthin. , Chmstmas Fjeswvitiks Roger Edwards, alias "Llamwen," waa charged by P.O. E. Jones with being drunk and disorderly, and was fined 10s, and costs, Henry Evans, Leyland Arms, LUhelidan, was sum-mohed by the same officer for a similar offence, and was fined 10a. and costs. David Jons, Llanferrno, ws summoned by P.C. - James' Lloyd on a charge of being drunk and creating a' disturbance ; he was fined 5s. and costs. Richard Francis, Llanferrae, was charged by the Bame officer with being drunk and riotous, and was fined 7b. 6d. and costs,. . More Christmas, ... Festivities.- David Jones, Gyffylliog, appeared in answer to a summons issued by Thomas Robert. of theaame village,, charging him with an aaaault; but the. oase was adjourned for-a fortnight for tile purpose, of obtaining witnesBef.-Ellia Daviea, Llangynhnfal, was Bummon'ed by a neigh-bou-, Richard Foulkea, ;on a. charge ,sf aaaault. The magistrates, after hearing the evince, thought they should not be justiBed in eonvictmg the defendant, and dismiBaed the charge. r-Richard Foulkes, Lkn-gynhafal, plaintiff in the previous cee, was tlen called upon to anBWer a similar charge preferred by David Daviea, also of Liaogynhafal ; but 'the. magistrate thought it waa a paltry offence, and dismiSBed the BEAUMARIS. January th. Before the Mayor, Colonel Thomas, and Mr R, Wynne Jonea, . .... Assault on a Fbjsalk. Hugh Owen, Hugh Roberts, and William Roberts, three young men, were charged with assaulting a female named Catherine Jonea, .and conducting themaelveB in an. improper- manner in the public-highway on the afternoon of Sun. Jay bef ore Christmas Da7.-Thay were ahly defended by Mr S. . Daw, who .pleaded;. that ' the . affair was - an excusable " lark " at-Ohrjetmas timB. The magistrates, however,; intimated that they could not psi over as a. joke the, nulling about and mdoclent treatment of a young woman' 'on a' pubiio road, in tbo presence ; of a gazmg- rabble, and they inflicttfd'a penalty of 40s, and-12e 6d coats, or Lo'mbnthB'-hard.khbur each upon HngkA HucU Roberts,; acriuitti.ng William Roberts.-In this case the female had fa the. drat instance procured sum-mbnses'againat.'the deliuquentB, but aubscquently y.r-, Sally "withdrew, them; the mjgwtrates : directed I the police to prosecute,' in hopaB of preventing, repetition of such outages on public morahty'and decency. -''-.'' :DOLGELLEY.-Ja!juarY"'6th. Before. 'Mers 'Lewis Witlis, ." (Jriffith ,Wiiliams,!,and. ; .Vm. John. Beale. ' , .' Assaults on the Cambrian Railway. Morris Humphreys, of Bontddu, mariner, was charged by Evan Jones, of Arthog,, with! assaultina; ;himtjn a railway carriage between Doigelley and Penmaenpool, on the Sth ult. Fined Slsand costs. The snmadefendant was oh'a'rfied'by 'Mr' J. W: Wallace, .superintendent, of the Vy,elsh''CoaBt1Ra'way,:with,beingintoxicated,' and ..also interfering with th'e'comfort' of other pasoengers at the same ,te,Wd place. , Fined Is and coats.-Bya'rj Pugh, of Bontddu, was-charged by Richard Roberts, of .Arthog, with assaulting him at the Bame time and, place, lined lOrand costa.the 'same defendant was also oharged with interfering. with.tlie. comfort of the, passengers: on 'the railway. Fiped 2s ,6d and ,c3sts.-The same defeu-dant-was futther charged' with being intoxicated at the an me time' and place, but their worships dismissed the I case. Drunk in a Railway Carriage. Griffith Hughes, of Bontddu, waa chargsd with being intoxicated at the same time and place aa last defendants. Fined 2a 6d and costs. There waa another charge against tbis defendant for interferiug, &c, with the comfort of pasaengero, but it was dismissed. Henry Griffith and William Griffith, two brothers,.were charged with being intoxicated on the same occasion. Fined 2a 6d each and costs. ' The charge againet both for interfering with the loomfort of the passengers was dismissed. In these oases !lr T, H, Clough, of Corwen, appeared for the complain ant, and Mr W. R. Davies, Uolgellay, tor tne oeien-danta. -. . - ' ,. Who Kissed' the Lady ? Mr J. W. Wallace, siiper-intondehtof the' Cambrian Railway, was charged by Ei'wabeth Thomnson,, the ludy in charge of the Bar mouth Junction Refreshment Rooms, with having en tered her private room without, authority, and assaulted her by kissing her, on the Ilth December last. The case was stated, by the complainant, and evidence was given by Miss 'iEd wards, barmaid at -the' refreshment rooms, and a Mr Wright, who happened to be on the spot. Their worships, however, dismissed tho case. -The complainant conducted her awn case, and Mr 'Clbiigh appeared-.f or the defendant. Alleged travelling in a .rassT-cLAss uahhiaue without Tickets. The complainant in -the last case, and Mr Wm. CharleB Wright were charged by the defendant in the last case, with travelling in a first-elass carriage frm Barmouth Junction to Barmouth, on the 20th December last, without tickets, Mr Clough appeared for the complainant ; Wright conducted his own caee. In answer to the charge, be Btated that it was only brought forwnrd out of animosity, in oonsequence of the last case relative to the assault alleged to have been committed by Mr Wallace upon Mi'bb Thompson, and hia having returned the pass given by Mr Wallace to Mies Thompson, and reported him as to the assault. He maintained that there was, no intent to defraud the company, as he went to, offer payment to the stationmas-ter before hearing a word respecting tlieaB proceedings, Their worships took tbis view of the case, and die- miseed the.summona,.aud that agaitiBt Miaa Thompson was accordingly withdrawn. Licenses. The licenBe of the Blue Lion Inn, Doigelley, was temporarily transferred to Mrs Hannah Williama, widow of the late Wm. Williams. - A New. Poor-rate Assessment waa signed for the parish of Llanfihangel-y-pennant, and a highway assessment for Garthgynfawr. DENBIGH. January 10th, Before Messrs W. D. W. Griffith, chairman; P, H. Chambrea'; Meilir Owen, and Oliver Burton. , Alleged Breach of the Licensing, Act, Thomas Hbrnsby, Stag Inn, Trefnant, was summoned by P.C. Wynne for BelliDg drink during prohibited hours on Christmas Day. The Police Officer said that about a quarter past eleven oh Christmas morning he found four men in defendant's house with glasses before them containing liquor. Three of, the men were summoned fer being on the premises, but the fourth was from Bodel-wyddan; ' Defendant told witness he thought they were all travellers. Defendant pleaded that the men had come from a distance of more than three miles. Superintendent- Tudge said he had sent the coustable to Tref-nant on accountof complaiuts from there on the previous ,i a..jn The. P.hairmn.n said that there had been UUV, hJUMUctJ. , ereat coraolaints about Trefnant of late, but there was not sufficient proot in tma caau i-uuv mo mou bona fide travellers. The' other throe summonses were withdrawn. - Trespassing in search of Cqnies Edward Jonea, Cdol, waa summoned for trespassing on land in search of conies. John Jones, keeper to Mr Hughea, Kinmel, said he saw defendant on October 29th, on Ddol farm, searching for rabbits; he had a lurcher dog with him. The Clerk said the penalty for poaching on ordinary-days was 2, but for doing so on Sundays it was 5.t-Defendant was fined 20s and coats, 10a 6d, Edward Williama; Gyffylliog, was summoned by Arthur Waters for trespassing in search of conies at Llanrhaiadr, on December 23. Defendant, said he only went there to slide. Prosecutor said he wasgamekeper to Mr Thomas, Plaa Postyn, Defendant was seen by him on Vronau hill on December 23rd, following the rabbit tracks through the snow until he canie to a rabbit, which he tried to catch. He ran "away when he saw witness. There was another boy with him, who had a dog, but he ran away. The land was enclosed. The boy was only fifteen years old, and the magistrates thought it was a trumpery oase, saying it would be better to have made a complaint to Wb parents. He would be fined le only and costs, 5a. Hugh Hughes, Ty newydd, waa Bum- monedfora Bimilar offence, but did not appear; P.U R, Jonea proved the service. Arthur Waters aaid he saw the defendant on the aame day on the aame land, with a greyhound, searching for conies. Fined 1 and costs, 11b 6d, or one moD'th in default. RHYL. January - 8th. Before DrButterj;on an'diMr W.Price Jones. RlST at Llanasa. Peter Roberts and. le&ao Robert, . brothers; of Llenasa, were Brought up under a warrant on a charge of assaulting P'.C. Mc Walters, on Christmas Day, while in the execution of his duty. Mr Edward Roberta appeared for defendants. P.C. McWalters deposed that a concert waa held on Christmas Day. at Llanasa and he was on special duty there; A, little after ten he 'saw a large number of people ' come out' of 'the Red Lion, most of them bsiog drunk. One man waB wanting to fight, but witness tried to perauade him not to do so. Thereupon Peter Roberta ' Bhoutod to the crowd, whose attitude became very threatening. As he was trying to escape, both defendants rushed upon him and struck him. Others alao commenced assaulting him. He weat into the Red Lion for ten minutes, and., when he came out again to look for his helmet, Peter Roberta picked up a large stone and threw it at witnesB,striking him on the head. He called on several to assist him. and tiiey 'irieu iu vmu w m .v.,-. . Mo'stvn.. said that Peter Roberts when! apnrehehded, Baid'it was all through drink.Mr Hugh m;n.,.' ,T.twnrnnfl. ffRVH--Rohartd ft tfood character.' After'a few JJiiniites' retirement, the'Chair- ; . flont-.Mii.fl'fif thfi-'court that'-Peter Roberts should go to prison for three months, withhard labour, in addition to paying the 'costs, ot the' caae (2 fis 7d), and that the other defendant should go.to. prison tor one montUjUnu.-paji, m u ' . :':CARMi'RV6-M0NDAY.,'. 'J Bofqre'itheaiay'he uEraayor and-Mr G,-R;; Reea.r a Rhutour Omission. D. C. C. Prothero, on be half of Dr. HuglTTteej; the-Tiew'Tmedical officer of health of the Uarnarvonsniro . oanirary jjito, caiwtu attention to an omission in ap': Act of .Parliairierit. i On Saturday evening, a person was seen selling a large quantity of putrid ?cheeae,.'4t 3d er pound,; near-'the Market Hall.- Dr. Repawao called to examine'a sample of the cheese,-which was. found to.be in autrid state,, arid wholly unfit;for."foodj It was intended to procsed against the man for f aelling putrid cheese, but it was subsequently found that putrid cheese and butter were not included in the Act of Parliament. It was singular that the law afforded a chance rtf prosecutmir-a person for selling adulterated chees,; whilst aoyone.for selling putrid cheese could not be punished. The mat-terwasnot'cunsed.f'T;! .' J '.' ? .; Drunkenness. Jane-Griffith, t- prostitute,- was-com mitfed for a mouth for drunkenness. -Aun Edwarda, a young person, for committing aaiinilar . offence, wa fined 5s and 7s costs. Thomas Hughes, Btmtnewydd, Was fined 2a 6d and coats for being drunk on New Year's Chimney Fibikq . Ebehezer Jonea, draper, was fined. Is and 58 'coste for allowing his chimney to.take fire. Transfer. The license of the Queen'e Hotel, Bangor-street, was transferred from Mr George Owen to Mr Richard Hamer. - Removal of a License. Mr J. B. Allanson (MeBsrs Turner and Allaneon) applied that the license of the Diuorwic Vaults, Bang&r'.'street, bo .transferred from that house, which waa about to he taken down by the corporation, to oertoin' premises io the neighbourhood of Twthill. Mrs Roberts, the landlady, was a widow, and bad conducted her house in a proper manner for a number of years, She had purchased , the leasehold of the premises of. Mr Hughes, the artist, in Twthill, and' they were well adapted for public house ; purposes. The premises of the Dihor'wid vaults had been purchased by the corporation, for ; the improvement of the town. Under an Act passed during the reign of George IV the bench had power to remove a license to promises situated in anotheV,part of, ,tlie town.-xP. ;C, 'fij Prothero, on behalf of the police, strongly objected on the grounds that the license belonged to the owh'er.'and1 not to the tenant n that . the .premises, taken Mrs Rtfberts"" were ' close 'to afiother-public house; that" the neighbourhood wae an. improper one; and that the applicant hud been' ' convicted fSr an offence under the Licensing Act. The Diuorwic Vaults. ''' iUrh1ins4dJ- bv the town council, -and- the 'license therefore became the property of that body, at-1 was clearly tata , aowni ..in--iwie. im Licensing Act that tho license belonged to the owner and rint.fe't.ha tenant. Mr 'Allanson apgued.thaf; he aH-i Ihered to, the 'Aot George jyit v?hioh:was,not amended or rescinded. After-a; lengthened diaoueBion. Mr Prothero, withdrew one of Mb -objections,, viz., that Mrs Roberts ihadmlready been convicted iora oreacn oi una licensing ?Act ; but he still held that the license of theiDinorw.ic Vaults waa the property o the.oorporat.ton.T-The.3w9h adjourned the consideration of the application until the . evening..' .Thoy again. tne,t,at 7.45, when Mr.J. A, Hughes. . !0ll behaliof Mrs Withingtori, o'wnerof the Twthill Hotel, appeared to object to the removal of the license of the 'DintWwie Vaults ' to that 'neighbonrhond, The Bench observed that hatha license of ''Mrs'. Evans, BlueiMon',' lhad been' removed under s,im.ilar .oironMlsa.noe, they 'could not duviate from ah established prededent, and itbey,Jherefoi'e granted Mr Albnsori'a application.., ,,;! REVIEWS The Chuhoh Ramblre,. Bath : William Lewis, " Herald " Office. Every one who knows Bath knows the Herald, aud consequently ccust have rend a very inter-eating series of articles iu that paper on the parish churches of Somersetshire and Wiltshire within a radius of a few miles of Bath. They have been re-nublished in book form, and the first volume- is. as is- .the case with everything issued from Mr Lewie' press, wall printed and Deautituuy got up. rne. illustrations are exceedingly well done, and help very much to an estimnte being formed of the characters of the sacred edifices described. It is at once apparent that the: article's have been writteu by a Church Rambler, and not by a Church Loungir, and by one who ia able to carry you with him in his enthusiasm for the beautiful and the wathetic. We know of no.more pleasant occupation for one nf educated mind and cultured taste than a ramble amongst old churche, and a description of thoughts and occurrences by .the way, and of the churches arid services visited is no less interesting than valuable. The author enters upon bis work in a painstaking manner, and his powers of description, and tha aptness of hia anecdotes are very telling. To those having any acquaintance with the churches visited this volume must be of great interest, and it is very valuable reading for Churchmen in general, forming aa it does a link with the past, and instituting a new charm in the blending of the antiquated and the restored churches. We look forward with much pleasure to the publication of the second volume from the same author. THE SEA SERPENT. BATTLE WITH A WHALE. Tho barque Pauline, Captain Drevar.has just arrived in tho Merae'y after a long trading voyage in the Indian Seas. This is the vessel, it will be remembered, which is stated to have seen tho veritable, sea serpent off Capo San Roque in July, 1875, Several accounts of a somewhat meagre character have already been published of the strange incident of which those on board the Pauline not the captain only, but the whole crew-were witnesses ; and the following detailed account of the maritime marvel, written by Captain Dravnr himself, will probably be read with interest. With reference to its credibility all that we can say is that Captain Drevar, who ia a well-known shipmaster in theportof,Liverpool, gives us personal assurance of the entire authenticity of ?; (.:., ti. nti.ors, nf Hia rmv nuke similar ilia iiinitn.iYc. vvj.ui" - declarations of accuracy, and therefore we tell the story just as it was toia to us : Bark Pauline, July 8th, 1375, lat. 5 13 N., long, 35 W., Cape San Roque, northeast coast of Brazil, distance 20 miles at 11 a.m. The weather fine aud clear, wind and sea moderate. Observed eome black spots on the water, and a whitish pillar, about thirty feet high, above the'm. At tha first glance I took all to be breakers, as the sea was splashing up fountain-like about them and the pillar, a pinnacle rock, bleached with the sun ; but Al f.,11 .,m1i q anlnah nnH oimiljLr tP. t'OSe. TlieV rose and fell alternately in quick succession, and good glasses snowed me t was a moiiatei- ae ccijjcim uwxicia twice round a large sperm whale. The head and tail parts, each about thirty feet long, were acting as levers, twisting itself and victim round with great velocity. They sank out of Bight about every two minntes.coming to the' surface still revolving, and the struggles of the whale and two other whales that were near, frantic with excitement, made tho sea in their vicinity like a 1 nii.I r-nnfilirprl Tynise wa diatinctlv heard. This, strange occurrence lasted some . - -1 . j, ii.. .:, l: s fifteen minutes, ana nuisnea muime uui jjuiuuu uj. u whale being elevated straight in the air, then waving i i.,v.lD nml tf..'ivnvt1a mid hpn.vinfr the w.iter fnriouslv iAw;n.vn c.ji w. o " in the last death struggle, when the whole body rtis- appeared troni our view, going aowu urau iuieiuui,.iu the bottom, where no doubt it was gorged at the serpent's leisure, and that monster of monsters may have been many months in a state of coma, digesting the huge mouthful. Then two of the largest sperm whalea, that I have ever seen moved slowly thence towards the vessel, their bodies move than usually elevated out of water, and not spouting or making the least noise, but seeming quite para'ysed with fear ; indeed, a cold shiver went through . my own frame on beholding the last agonising struggle of the poor whale that had seemed as helpless in tho coils of the vicious monster as a small bird in the talons of a hawk. Allowing for two coils round the whale, I think the serpent was about 160 or 170 feet long, and seven or eight in girth. It was in colour much like acongereel ; and the head, from the mouth being always open, appeared the largest part of its body.- It is curious that the whale, that lives on the smallest food of any fish in the ocean, should itself be but a meal for another monster, for I think it as feasible that the serpent swallowed the whale, as that a boa constrictor can consume a, whole bullock. I am aware that few believe in the existence of the great sea serpent. People think that, as so many vessels are constantly on the ocean, it would be seen oftener. But the northeast coast of Brazil, noted for its monster reptiles, is peculiarly adapted for the growth.bf sea monsters. The temperature of the air and water is seldom below 81 degrees ; the shore for a thousand miles is bordered by a coral wall or reef ; and- numerous banks and reefs extend for a considerable distance from the land, while there are ' strong aud various currents, and no ports ; so that ship3 for business or pleasure seldom go near it. On the contrary, it was until lately as much dreaded by mariners as the sirens of old. But Captain Maury So ridiculed that great bugbear Cape San Roque, that on his stroug advocacy for a more western crossing, of the equator, and bold assertions, though they have shortened many vessels' outward passage, it is more certain that many fine .vessels have been, lured to trouble and destruction' amongst them. ' The 'fine' ship Duncan Dunbar was wrecked on the rocks in 1865. The Pauline crossed tho equator in 20 deg. west, iu company with a numerous fleet, - on ttie 26th of June." At daylight on the rhorning of..ihel29th she-wis within 100 yards of being Sashed to pieces on the rock of Urea de Monoto iu 36 deg. 14 sec. west, having been driven by a current going at the rate of at least 60 miles :daily in a westerly direction. THe' whole fleet must have met with considerable delayfor we .met-some of them two weeks afterwards not J00 ,railesjfr6m San Roq.ue, although there was a fresh 'Breeze-All that time,and'we sailed-over 1,600 miles, and wero-abftut' 50--mftes from; the rockshatnearly . wrecked us. i"am-quite convinced, that .'though the equator may be crossed far west in' 'the North Brazil moneoona, it is decidedly wrong to do so.in the south monsoons, for the wind on the coast of Brazil' is-a-north and south wind in place of a S.E. trade wind. It was unexpected circumstances led me to the home of the.sea .serpent, and I thmk it may be allowed that 'the" serpent1 -retains-' some portion of that cunning .:ri Sn-rSnf.iivn. At least it has wit enoiurh UvU HUJiVil XM . .. tJ Nnot to leave a'good feeding ground and secure home, to --2 a.i-li..Vk.U-''lih,n.nf.,i t,l.-p fiaK.fin'd'to hfi tm-r.nrflrl gu wwuueiiufc.iuui vuv. ... -- and captured for man's pleasure or profit. . I ttuiik Cape San Roqiie ia a landmark' for whales leaving 'the South for the North Atlantic- The.warmwater.is.also. good for its bree'cling ; and- if the Crystal Palace Company or some enterprising Barnu'm offered a suitable reward for ' the serpent's capture,' I am sure a steam whaler, with suitable hooks baited with some animal and steel wire -lines, .would effect its capture while -following a profitable whaling b'uamesa. ' I wrote thiisfar. little T 0V01- bpk tlin sernent attain : but at seven a.m. July-13th, in the same latitude, and some eighty miles east or san rtoque, 1 was hbiauiusucu w .-ou the Bame or a Bimilar monster.- IJ'.-Was throwing its head and about forty feet of its body in a horizontal position out of water as it passed onwards by the stern of our vessel. .;I began musing why, we' were so-much favoured with such a strange visitor, and concluded, that the band of white paint, two feet wide above the coppeiy might have looked like a fellaw-serpent to it, and no doubt attracted its attention. While thus thinking, I was startled by the cry of. "There it 'is again ;" and a short distance to leeward,- elevated-some sixty feet in the air,, was the -great leviathan, grimly looking, .towards the vessel. , Aa I was .not sure it was only our freeboard it whs viewing, we had all our axea ready, and were fully determined, should the brute embrace the Pauline, to chop away for its backboae with all our raigh; aad the wretch might have found i. ... ; i t it. had cauirht a Tartar. This iur uuvc in wu.-- --n . statement, is strictly .true, and the occurrence was .witnessed by my oincers, nan sue crew, auu luvneu ; uu t.ime to teatifvl im.'oath that it is so. and that ve are notm the least mistaken. It lately ..': 1 i mfl fi.fi ... spvnnnt i the TeviathaQ 'sublimolv described m the Book of Job, and any enter- . .... . 1 t .'i. i ... U prise, that migltr De tormea ior its uaii,ui-ci mium .u well to 'ponder on the words,. "Lay thine hand upon him, remember tne oawie, ao uo more. . ?:. 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Gvliup W;!0':f,u-,l-s,;re.'!:.-, Loa 'on. ami sold bv OUeimsts and'PPrfeSewvhcVeiatK-frV Bo'tle. .,-;'
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