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zripyn » m tth. t fACmovement s on foot in Llanrwst to establish *»*â¢Â«. o⢠thfi⢠h*" £ r> "> be SIâ¢' in '">1 for dl'vTnSr 'S: -I' 'n 'â t't-r for iSU\veSfe«l!sut'"s "a « It is understood that the biography of tt.^ iat(J -\rr i'ras. sey will be written by Mr Samuel Smile^ author of Lives of the Engineers." autnor ox w:?vh^SloP a"(1 ]''ar Hospital has been pressed Shrewsbury 0,lwin> Provision dealer, of Mardol, The North IVales Chronicle accuses the "dissenting preacherdom of Wales of "the blindness of avarice." m attackmg the Established Church "Let them rail." -o -a A,lorn1', ff Penrallt Villa, Upper Bangor. r>fhpr^rvlln"i. 010 t^le fire in her bedroom tl' burnt to death m^ht~dreHS caught fire, and she w t(i Churrh Herald the Bishop of Clu S te ofn lVL ince 0f Pr°â¢ti°n to the positio- r if the Archbishop of Canterbiu resigns, as some parties expect he will do. A poor ol(I inan w' Is lilleci'oy the cold on Fri(liv night Nveek,- Where he had lain down through !3t li -I r Pevsons saw him, and passed by OTl tllG other Side. T-ht* inrv i J r A! who gave evidence at the inq^4tepnmanded °ne °f them'' A contemporary relates how t Shrewsbury the other day, four paupers accompanied the coffin of a deceased fellow pauper, which was convtverl m heirse to the wasetmnVvntd ^0^ f,m'^ that the coffin body C0UrSe returned and fetched the At Mr West's rent audit dinner he offereG totakeoh ir of any seeds for the distressed French peast,-itrv, aii,l communicate with the Central Committee. Mr We, strongly denounced the conduct of the Prussians in cor. tinuing the war. The King, he said, had advanced tht most unreasonable terms of peace, and had staked his honour to enter Paris as a conqueror, wading through a sea of blood, and praying with pharisaical piety all the while." The line must be drawn somewhere. In Liverpool, it seems, the Mayor always dines at Christmas with the policemen, and sometimes with the muckmen. But this year the Mayor turns up his nose at the latter, and will have none of them, so the Health Committee have voted E15 with which to dine the scavengers, but we are not told who is to preside. The cost of officers' rations in the St. Asaph workhouse has increased from £ 54 for the half year endingMichaelmas, 1860, to S117 5s. O, 1. for the corresponding period of 1S70, The master made some explanation, which did not satisfy the guardians, and it was resolved to send a report to the Poor-law Board. The master admitted that once a week, or nine days, he entertained his friends at the expense of the Union, but this, he said, was a common thing. Is it ? The Llangollen Advertiser publishes a curious article about Festiniog. It informs us that the "place is at last awakening from Its stupor," and the first act. of wakeful- noss is to apply to have petty sessions held in the place, that the inhabitants may be "within range of modern civilization t" Then Blaenau wants a County Court, and a Local Board--two good things in their way, and necessi- ties of the times. Gas works are in the course of erection, and water works are talked of. Lastly, "To add to the attractions of the place, a traveling menagerie has halted there for a few days, and although the collec- tion of wild beasts was a good one, the want of funds has considerably interfered with the patronage which would otherwise have been bestowed on them. To those who know the difference between noise and music the band must cer(a uly have been appreciated, as it was a matter of remark that all the instrumentalists kept sober" Mr H. Bowen, of the Fox Vaults, Shrewsbury, aceord- ding to annual custom got up a handicap for pedestrians in Christmas week. The following Is -the result of the heats :â1st, C. Jones, Shrewsbury, 15, beat F. Browi Rednal, 1.2; 2nd, C,. Astlev, 15, beat J. Staint Shrewsbury, 10; 3rd, G. Griffiths, Madeley, 9, beat K Finch, 13 11 4th, R. Downes, Madeley, 11. beat T. Fullerton, Shrewsbury, 13 5th, R. Yates, Shrewsbury, 12, beat R. Evans, Shrewsbury, 11 Gth. J Thomas, Shrewsbury, 11, beat E. Flowers,* Shrewsbury 11; 7th, W. Shakespeare, Shrewsbury, 12, beat E. Boss mer, Shrewsbury, 15 8th. L. Barrett, Oswestry. 9, be." J. Trevor, Hadnal, 13 9th, E. Jones beat J. Thoma. 10 h, 11. Downes beat W. Shakespeare 11th. G. Griffitl beat L. Barrett; 12th, G. Jacks beat R. Yates; 13th, Downes beat Jones 14th. Jacks beat Griffiths 15th, Jacks beat Downes. Mr Bowen officiated as starter, and Mr William Pugh as referee. From the above return it will be seen that G. Jacks won the first prize, £ 7 R. Downes the sconl, -22; and Griffiths the third, tl. Most of our contemporaries give reviews of the year just closed. Do newspaper readers ever consider how hanl it is to write on periodical topics. Let them try to describe a Derby Day, or a Royal Agricultural Show. When you once get into the heart of the subject, it is plo:- 1 1 sailing, but to start effectively is difficult. Here a-r i 1 few samples from the reviews of the year After to-day j I the figures 1870 will no more be required as the fixture of v. i the year." True, but not brilliant. Tempus fugiv". How often does the phrase tremble on our tongues." Xovel, but quite seasonable when teeth are chattering. Ere we again address our readers the eventful year of 1870 will have taken its departure." An undoubted fact. Eighteen hundred and seventy has nearly passed away. Eighteen hundred and wv-enty-one lias not yet come. Xot very editing intelligence. "The year 1870 has no doubt had its fair -share of happy marriages, joyous births, &c" &c. but An expressive word th:tt-'bnt!' In a very few hours this earth on which we live and move, will have completed another of its annual revolu- tions round the sun." Instructive intelligence in the very first sentence And so on. All, however, agree in placing the year down as a memorable one in history, and the articles are tinged with radicalism or conservativeism, as the case mav be. At the last meeting of the Conway Board of Guardians the following formed part of the conversation.â-Mr T. Parry It is a great pity Mr Williams does not stop away altogether, for he only comes to the Board to make his own"speeches, and then runs away, and leaves us to do all the work.â Mr Williams That is simply not true.âMr Parry You scarcely ever stop here, and I have plenty of witnesses of the fact. You only come here to make your own speeches and blow your own horn to the parsons in this country. You are only putting a nail in the coffin of the Establishment every time you come here. (Roars of laughter.)âMr Williams: Is this a political meeting, Mr Chairman?âMr Parry: You don't care what it is; you I hring everything Williams: Any glaring jobbery I do.â"Mr Parry There is another nail.âMr W. J Go in for dic;e-,tablishment.-Pev. D. M Thomas Are the Conway assessment committee tl undertakers? (Loud laughter.)- [Mr Williams, we shon explain, is the Rev. Venables Williams, formerly of Llan gedwyn, who has caused chronic excitement amongst the guardians ever since he joined them. by his attempt to reform what he considers abuses. Hitherto he has cer- tainly earned more abuse than thanks.] At the Rhyl Petty Sessions last week, W. H. Lucas, of Birmingham, was summoned bv Inspector Tooth, of th London and North-Western Railway Company, "f that he, on the 5th of October last, unlawfully trave in a certain carriage on the Chester and Holyhead Ra way, he not having paid his fare, and with intent to evad> payment thereof." The defendant resided at Birmingham, but during the summer season opened a lapidary's shop at Rhyl. It would seem that excursion tickets were issued from Birmingham to Rhyl and back, upon which "not transferable" was printed. The defendant met with sone person at Rhyl from whom he bought one of these tickets, and when he presented it at the station he was told by Mr Lewis, the station-master, that he could not travel by it, because he bad not bought it himself, but he replied that he had bought it from a man he did not know, and per- sisted in going by the train. He was again warned at Chester, but he went on to Birmingham. Evidence having been taken, Mr George (the magistrates' clerk) asked Mr Preston, the Company's solicitor, to show him the Act of Parliament authorising the Company to prevent people selling excursion tickets. He had read over the 103rd sec. of the Railways Consolidation Act, undl' which this case was brought, and lie could not see any* thing to prevent persons selling tickets.âThe justices missed the case, but, on the application of Mr Pres*)n> a case was granted for a superior Court. In tlie course of a sermon delivered at Prees r| S»ndav week, Archdeacon Allen said- -As we co-,iler these Christmas Day lessons, the thought may ix* 1'^11S an|e ?n our minds as we endeavour to realize ot w misery attendant on the terrible war.. g<^ng 011 be." tween France and Prussia, how ^y tbese great nations, hurried by passion, throw' V £ hâ¢st s teaching, and refuse'to beat the*' â¢ds '"to ploughshares and their spears into prunin' ^e^' as Je £ v' W, these nations now doing alljI10 m,lschl"f th^ cfvn ,to jac 1 r other, we can interfere i' ,no for them good. except by earnest supp'f.atlrtn to the.thr,me of "r;ic' God will be pleased o/.Hls mem- to bring peace upon this earth. But we, as rltlzens .a free country may take warning from wl^ ls 11OT» taking place m France, not to let the newsnvers persuade us that because Russia arms at Conr'tan^°f^e' or because Prussia will extend her scherne's Vfl>0':i'er.v> therefore we in England ought to in- terfere -fivery one of us in our daily talk may contribute â I'm? to the formation of public opinion, and humanly â -xing, public opinion rules the world. Let us en- (-i .'ivour to realize how great is the misery of war, or rather, j) put the matter more truly, how great is tlie crime of war. How alien war is from the spirit of Christianity Let us study seriously the teaching of Holy Scripture on this matter How God may be expected to scatter the people that delight in war. The English people haw been far too meddlesome, far too ready, tor the last eight hundred years to rush unthinkingly into war. Men have gone into war with the ringing of bells, but they have come out of war with the wringing of hands.

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