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WELSH NEWS. The Chester Courant is authoritatively iu f )rmed that the police have obtained an important clue likely to lead to the elucidation of the attempt made about a month since t) poison the whole household of Mr Jo^n Burton, Gresford, by mix- ing pure arsenic with rice-flour pudding. The re- ward of a L100 and a free pardon offered to any- one not the actual prisoner, for giving informa- tion, has materially strengthened the hands of the police, who are sanguine of securing the guilty party. The late Mr John Jones, of 95, Piccadilly, i London, has bequeathed the sum of X3,000 to the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church. MThe annual meeting of the North Wales Congregational Union will this year tike place in Easter week at Wrexham, one of the principal strongholds of the denomination in North Wales. The proceedings promise to be more than ordinary successful, as amongst other gentlemen who arc expected to take part in the meetings are Mr Henry Richards, M.P., the Right Hon. Geo. O. Morgan, Q 0 M P. (who is to preside at the luncheon), and Sir R. A. Cunliffe, Bart., M.P. By command of the Queen, a levee was held last week at St. James's Palace by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on behalf of ker Majesty. Among the presentations were the Hon. Sir Watkin Williams, on his appointment as one ef her Majesty's judges, by the Lord Chancellor, and General Sir Richard Wilbraham, on appoint- ment as Colonel of the Royal Fusiliers, by his Royal Highness the FieU-Marshal Commanding- in-Chief. The Right Hon. H. 0. Raikes, M.P., and the Hon. W. F. Tollmache, M.P., attended the levee: The Chester Corporation have decided to lodge a petition in Parliament against the Wrex- ham and Mold and Conuah's Quay Railway Bill. The directors seek powers to connect Cheshire and Flintshire by constructing a large bridge across the river Dee, near Connah's Quay. The plans show a large pier in the centre of the channel, which the town council are advised by Messrs Stevenson, the eminent engineers, of Edinburgh, will be injurious to navigation. The bill will therefore be warmly opposed by Chester. The detectives in thti employ of the London and North Western Railway Company have been engaged during last week in investigating the dastardly attempt at Pentre, near Flint, to wreck the 11 a.m. Irish rrail train from Chester to Holy- head. It was at first sur posed that the impedi- ment a large sleeper, had been placed on the line with the intention of wrecking the train in which it was expected that Mr Forster would return from Ireland, and the fact that nearly one-third of the population of Flint is composed of Irish labourers, employed at several large chemical works there, gave colour to the supposition. It now transpires that the sleeper was placed on the down line, and that the train wHch would have been effected by it, if any, was, as stated, the down mail. The detectives h'ave been busily engaged, but with what results is not known. The mail, which does not stop between Chester and Holyhead, passes the spot at between 50 and 60 miles 3n hour, and the consequences, had the obstacle not been re- moved, might have been of the most dreadful character.

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