SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN IN WALES. GREAT MEETING AT ACREFAIR. Sir George Trevelyan, addressing a meeting on Friday night, at Bangor, contended that crime had diminished to an almost infinitessimal degree under the late Government, and that the feeling between Ireland and England was perceptibly less bitter when Lord Spencer left Ireland than when he went to that country. He strongly protested against the attempt to suppress free speech and the freedom of public meeting in Ireland. On Monday evening Sir G. 0. Trevelyan, M.P., addressed a crowded meeting of the electors of East Denbighshire, in the Iron Warehouse, Acre- fair, near Ruabon, a bnilding capable of accom- modating 3000 persons. The right honourable baronet arrived from Bangor in the course of the afternoon at Brymbo Hall, the residence of the Right Hon. G. 0. Morgan, the representative of the division, by whom he was accompanied' to the meeting, preceded from Rhos, a distance of four miles, by a torchlight procession. Their reception at Acrefair was of the most enthusiastic description. Mr. Osborne Morgan took the chair, and amongst those on the platform were Mr. J. Deasy, M.P.; Messrs. J. W. Taylor, James Sparrow, C. Jones, Professor Morris, Rev. W. Evans, Messrs. W. Humphreys Owen, W. Coward, J.P., W. Hawkins Tilston, Edward Hooson, Councillor J. M. Jones, Messrs. J. J. Evans, G. Garside, J. Garside, B. Bowen, T. Savage, and C. J. Gibbons. Previously to the commencement of the proceedings the audience sang Hen wlad fy Nhadau," and a song written specially for the occasion, the refrain of which was Trevelyan ydyw'r dyn (" Trevelyan is the man ".) The chairman said he would not detain the meeting, but at once call upon Sir George to address them. Sir George Trevelyan, who was greeted with loud cheers, said he felt proud to appear on a political platform in Mr. Osborne Morgan's old political home. (Cheers.) Mr. Osborne Morgan was a man who believed in his own noble creed, and that was no small thing in these days, because this was a time when only the brave men stood to the Liberal cause without flinching. In all great movements 1h3 main principle of Liberalism was to take men as they were, and make the best of them to let them be self-governing, and to let them make their own mistakes and learn by their own experience, being quite certain that if they did so they would gradually begin to understand their own best and highest interests. (Cheers.) That was the Liberal idea of government, but that was not government as it was understood in Ireland, and as it was understood in Wales. He would take the case of Ireland first. It was not too much to say that in that unhappy country the public opinion of the great majority of the people was absolutely dis- regarded. It went for nothing, and indeed it went for less than nothing. (" Shame.") It was not too much to isay that the demands which were made by Ireland were refused because the Irish people asked them. The Liberal Government suc- ceeded in getting through the House of Commons a measure to assimilate the registration in Ireland to what it was in England and Wales, but when they came to the House of Lords they were from time to time thrown out, and the Lords could give no reason whatever for rejecting them. And who could wonder at Ireland being ill-treated by the House of Lords ? Who were the representatives of Ireland in the House of Lords? Who were the peers who were there to tell them what Ireland thought? Of the 101 genuine representatives of Ireland in the House of Commons there were 15 Conservatives of the 28 sham representatives of Ireland in the House of Lords there were 27 Con- servatives. And that was the constitution which the Irish people were told they must be content with and if they were not content, statesmen who, like Mr. Osborne Morgan and himself, gave them a word of sympathy were lectured and abused as if they were traitors to the empire. (" Shame.") They were told that the House of Peers might not pro- perly represent Ireland, but that the House of Peers were very wise, and knew what was wanted for Ireland better than the people did themselves. (Laughter.) Wherever else that sentiment would go down, it would not go down in Denbighshire. (Cheers.) The people of Denbighshire had had their differencies with the House of Lords, and he thought they came out of the struggle very triumphantly. They sent to Parliament a good many years ago a gentleman who spoke well on many subjects, but who was specially commissioned to go to Parliament and tell Parliament and the country that it was contrary to justice, religion, and humanity that the Nonconformists should be prevented burying their dead in the National Church grounds with their own form of worship. (Cheers.) The time had gone by when this was a matter of controversy. Everybody admitted that to refuse such a demand was gross religious bigotry. (Cheers.) How many times did the House of Lords throw out that bill, and what a bitter struggle was it before they passed it into law ? There they had a measure of the wisdom of the House of Lords compared with the wisdom of a popular constituency like that of Denbighshire. The prej udices of the House of Lords had never been exhibited in a more dis- astrous manner than in rejecting year after year measures which four out of every five Irishmen desired, and against which no solid reason could absolutely be given. Why was it that so great a sympathy for Ireland existed in the minds of the Welsh people 1 It was because Wales had received the same treatment as Ireland, and, therefore, felt for her the sympathy which came from a common experience, and a bitter experience it was. In Wales, as in Ireland, there was not even a pretence of arranging the institutions of the country in accordance with the wishes of the vast majority of the population and in Wales, as in Ireland, there was no desire to give the people a reason which would satisfy them as to why their wishes were neglected. If there was a reason which could be given for the maintenance of the Established Church in Wales, it had better be given as quickly as possible, because, in the opinion of the great majority of the people of Wales, there is no just reason whatever. (Cheers.) It was because that Was so that the Government, with their mechanical majority, refused last session even to hear the case of Welsh Nonconformity stated by Mr. Dillwyn. There had been an attempt to justify this action, by saying that the desire of Wales to get the opinion of Parliament on her great grievance was a form of obstruction. (Laughter and cheers.) That was the only excuse for those Liberal Unionists who voted with the Tories on that occasion. The men who made this charge were the very men who, session after session, consumed so much time in excluding Mr. Bradlaugh. The opponents of Establishment in Wales were pursuing an object which was per- manent and durable, because he would venture to say if once ecclesiastical privilege was extinguished m Wales its torch would never be relighted. But the opponents of Mr. Bradlaugh spent oceans of time over a question which was already a thing of the past. A good many of the members who voted ^gainst Mr. Bradlaugh did so for party purposes. Would anybody tell him Lord Randolph Churchill and Mr. Balfour believed that they would have their conscience painfully affected by a man of un- Sound religious views sitting in the House of Com- nions I (Laughter.) But the opponents of the Welsh Church were in grim earnest. The Times that morning had asked how long he had shewn a feeling towards Establishments. Why, when he Was a young politician, and when an official career 11 Was of much more importance to him than it was £ ?w, he resigned that position against the advice of nis friends, because he thought the Education Bill of the Government to which he belonged was too favourable to the Established Church. He was in earnest then, and he was in earnest now but he Was not more in earnest than 19 out of every 20 in that room. When so-called Liberals and the men Who wasted months over Mr. Bradlaugh refused to hear the case of poor little Wales on the excuse that e Welsh were guilty of obstruction, all he could was that they were giving a melancholy proof th + ■ee^n§' towards their old party was such di<f were willing to adopt any argument to W ?flfc to promise redress to the -i. ■^onconf°rmists, the Government had e "self responsible for the tumult and scandal iusi- ex'sted on the tithe question since that day, turn made itself responsible for all the hn« • ail(^ .scan(ial and fcir deeper misery which rpfi,eXiSiec* iri.Ireland since the day Lord Salisbury liari /f °.^° 'n 188(5 that act of policy which he bv t-ii0-16 m.^7, *or his colleagues admitted acti°u that the arrears which they were min-lif11!' °Ut P°°kets of the Irish tenants had h ve remained within those pockets. He kpf>n,-«en una^e to get from statesmen a reason for uttJtiJ* Welsh Establishment, and he was y unable to invent one for himself. He had diligently studied all the defences of Welsh Establishment, most of which were by clergymen of the Establishment, and the result had been to make him feel the depth of the gulf which in their Church existed between the lay and the clerical men; but it unfortunately happened that the Church was supported by laymen, so that sooner or later they must get some good arguments which laymen could accept, or at any rate in order to sup- port that the gentleman who spoke at the recent Church Congress said that the tithes were paid by the Welsh in the days of their independence. The argument told in the opposite way from that which it was intended. The older the tithe was the more it brought them back to the days when all Wales and England were of one religion, and when the tithe was paid for the religious services of all, and not of the rich minority who now enjoyed the Church. Here again the Times said that he misled the Welsh people by saying that this was the money taken out of the poor for the benefit of the rich. What he said—and he said it again-was that the tithe was public money—(cheers)—that it was paid in such a manner that the rich have their church paid for them, and that the poor had to pay for their Church-(hear, hear)-and that it ought to be devoted to public purposes which would benefit rich and poor alike; and none except those insane people who thought that this money belonged to the Church, and did not belong to the public and to the nation—people who had bewildered themselves with theological talk—could possibly gainsay one single word he had uttered. (Cheers.) If Wales were allowed to expound her own religious con- science by the mouths of her representatives, who were the only people to whom he looked in matters of legislation, they wonld very soon see the last of ecclesiastical privilege. (Cheers.) Mr. Jasper More told them the remedy he proposed was that the next Church Congress should be held in Wales. (Laughter.) It would be a very great honour to the Principality but if no better reasons could be given at it than at the last Church Congress for keeping up the Welsh Church, the people who summoned the congress had better spare their pains and go where those arguments would go down, and he thought they would have to go very far indeed. (Cheers.) They were told but not, perhaps, with quite so much confidence as they were told six months ago-that the Tory party had equal claims with themselves to be called the party of reform. (Laughter.) A party of reform that was in favour of keeping up such a monument of monopoly as the Church in Wales The Conservative party showed at every turn that, though they had to accept representative government, they did not believe in it. (Hear, hear.) Mr. J. Sparrow moved the following resolution —" That this meeting desires to offer its warmest thanks to the Right Hon. George Otto Trevelyan, Bart., M.P., for the able address delivered by him, and to record its high appreciation of the great services rendered by him to his country for many years. It would also place on record its continued confidence in the Home Rule policy of Mr. Glad- stone and his colleagues, and emphatically denounce the recent arbitrary conduct of the Government, so contrary to the pledges given by its supporters at the last general election and by the Government it- self during the discussion on the Crimes Act in Parliament." The resolution was seconded by Mr. G. W. Taylor, supported by Mr. Deasy, and carried by acclamation. The Rev. Mr. Edwards proposed a resolution thanking Mr. Osborne Morgan for presiding, and at the same time conveying an expression of unabated confidence in him as the representative in Parlia- ment for East Denbighshire, which he had so faithfully served for 19 years. The Rev. W. Evans seconded the motion, which was also adopted unanimously, the proceedings then terminating.
MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Michaelmas Quarter Sessions for the county of Merioneth was opened at Bala on Tuesday week, before W. R. M. Wynne, Esq., chairman; S. Pope, Esq., deputy chairman; R. D. Price, Esq., Lord- lieutenant the Hon. C. H. Wynn, Rhug; O. S. Wynne, Esq., Plasnewydd; C. E. J. Owen, Esq., Hengwrtucha H.Lloyd Williams, Esq., Fronheulog; H. Beyer Robertson, Esq., Pale R. J. LI. Price, Esq., Rhiwlas; John Vaughan. Esq., Nannau; Edward Griffith, Esq., Springfield; W. G. Casson, Esq., Festiniog W. Davies, Esq., Caerblaidd R. Jones, Esq., Plasyracre Morris Jones, Esq., Plasucha; H. J. Lloyd, Esq., Barmouth Dr. Roberts, Festiniog E. M. Davies, Esq., Dolfawr Major Tottenham, and Robert Jones, Esq., clerk of the peace. INCREASE OF CRIME, &C. Messrs. R. J. LI. Price, John Vaughan, and C. R. W. Tottenham, police committee, reported that there was an increase of crime in the county to the extent of 49 cases determined summarily. The increase in vagrancy was also regrettably large. The committee had drawn the attention of the chief-constable to the memorial recently received from the Home Secretary relative to the oorporal punishment of juvenile offenders which should be acted upon.—Major Best, chief-constable, reported that the increase of crime was mainly in the matter of vagrants. SURVEYOR COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Messrs. O. S. Wynne, G. W. Casson, and H. B. Robertson, the surveyor's committee, reported that they endorsed a further letter from the Secretary of State wishing for a reply as regarded his letter on the subject of Bala and Dolgerlley police cells.- On the proposition of Mr. Pope, seconded by Mr. R. J. Ll. Price, it was agreed to refer the Home Office to their own letter approving of the cells at Dolgelley and to their inspector's report saying that the cells at Barmouth required no alteration. LICENSING COMMITTEE. The following gentlemen were appointed r mem- bers of the Licensing Committee Captain Taylor, Major Tottenham, Messrs. R. J. LI. Price, E. J. Jones, J. H. Reveley, Charles Edwards, S. Holland, Charles Williams, Hengwrt; W. R. M. Wynne, M. R. Pugh, John Jones, Ynysfor and W. G. Casson. The committee sat in the afternoon, and confirmed the licence of the Criterion Hotel at Barmouth. Mr. J. Charles Hughes appeared for the applicant, and Mr. W. R. Davies opposed. BANGOR COLLEGE. Colonel Evans-Lloyd was re-appointed governor of Bangor College for 1888. HIGHWAYS. The subject on the agenda was as follows A proposal will be made to constitute the parishes of Corwen, Gwyddelwern, Llangar, Llandrillo, and Llansantffraid-glyn-dyfrdwy, and so much of the parish of Bettws-gwerfil-goch as is situate in the county of Merioneth, into a highway district. Mr. White, Llangar Mr. Jarret, Llandrillo Mr. Edward Jones, timber merchant, and Mr. Edward Edwards, attended as a deputation to oppose the proposal to form a highway board, and petitions were read from vestries representing nearly all the parishes concerned to the same effect. The petitions in effect stated that the roads had been improved under the present management, and that if it was desirable to make any change at all, it was better to defer it until it was seen what the Govern- ment did in the direction of county government. A long discussion ensued. On the proposition of the Hon. C. H. Wynn, seconded by Mr. E. M. Davies, the court eventually made the Provisional Order, the Chairman observing that the court were anxious to consult the feelings of the ratepayers and to learn all the facts, and that the matter would be open for discussion at the next court. Twelve voted in favour of the Provisional Order, and Major Totten- ham against. MAIN ROADS. Messrs. Edward Griffith, Richard Jones, Morris Jones, and W. Davies, the highway committee, having recommended it, grants were made towards the maintenance of main roads for Bala, Barmouth, Towyn, Maesgwyn, and Corwen, total, £ 234 3s. lOd. COUNTY EXPENDITURE. Petitions were received from Festiniog, Bala, Dolgelley, and Corwen Unions, suggesting that courts of quarter sessions in North Wales should appoint representative committees to examine into the various items of county expenditure with a view to the curtailment of such expenditure.—Mr. Vaughan proposed th^t the matter should be deferred to the next court.Dr, Lloyd, Barmouth, seconded the proposition and it was agreed to, the Hon. C. H. Wynn remarking it must not go out that the court wanted to turn the cold shoulder upon the guardians. The matter was simply deferred in order to get further information as to what the guardians meant by representative com- mittees. RATES. A county rate of £ d., and a police rate of Id. in the pound were agreed to, and the court rose.
WELSH ORTHOGRAPHY AGAIN! "CYMRO," writing to the South Wales Daily News, says:—"The masters of philology-Max Muller, Whitney, Sayce, and others-have no- thing but ridicule and scorn for the idea of spelling by derivation. The very basis and structure of Welsh spelling protests against the idea. 'Tad, dy dad, fy nhad, ei thad.' What becomes of the root t' in this declension ? What then are the principal reforms needed in Welsh orthography ? I will endeavour to indicate them in the order of their urgency. In the first place, a clean sweep should be made of all double con- sonants as mere cumberers of the ground. In the next place, all words like 'dyn,' bydd,' should be spelt 'dun,' 'budd,' thus removing one of the chief anomalies in Welsh spelling. Then v' for f' in such words as 4 afoiv—avon' efe—eve,' &c., in accordance with the recommendations and practice of some of the most eminent Welsh literati, e.g., Stephens, Merthyr, &c. Next, as a consequence, I f -ff in I f ordd-ff ordd, fydd,' or I fudd-.ffydd.l. By the way, 'f' was used for v' in old English before v' was invented, a relic of which we have, in 'of' and I ff as in Welsh, in 'off,' &c. As a consequence, 'f' would take the place of 'ph,' and I ei phen' would be I ei fen.' All this would possibly be very shocking to con- servatives who are misled by the will-o'-the-wisp of spelling by derivation, but if Welsh spelling is to be dealt with at all we ought to go further still. Why not use k,' which is not wanted in Welsh, for I ch, I and thus save a letter, making 'chwech' 'kwek'? Why, again, not use 'q' for I ug,l making' angen'' aaen' and saving another letter? These are mere suggestions, but if you touch the question at all why not make a complete and good job of it while you are about it? There is only one further change I have to suggest, and that with the foregoing would make Welsh ortho- graphy, already the most perfect in Europe, more perfect still, consistent and harmonious, worthy of the people and the language of Wales. The ambiguity of such combination as I acl-daliadl addoliad,' suggests the adoption in Welsh of dh' for dd.' The digraph dh' is now very generally- adopted by English phoneticians, as it pairs nicely with Ith,l its companion in sound. I expect I shall have a hornet's nest about me for suggesting such radical reforms, but shall receive the attack with equanimity."
MR. T. E. ELLIS, M.P., ON THE IRISH QUESTION. A meeting held at Earlstown, on Oct. 22nd, in condemnation of the policy of the Government, was addressed by Mr..T. E. Ellis, M.P., and Mr. W. Redmond, M.P. Mr. Ellis said he knew he was that night speaking to a people who were represented by a Tory member, but he was sure that every word-(A voice He is a silent mem- ber, and laughter)-or vote which their member gave in the House of Commons made his con- stituency more sturdy and devoted Home Rulers. (Applause.) He could see by their determination that they were not going to give up the battle, but rather redouble their efforts. (Hear, hear.) That afternoon he had bad the pleasure of addressing a meeting of his fellow-countrymen in Wales. He thought that the people in Wales were more ready to understand the grievances of Ireland, and sympathise with the sufferings of the Irish, than were the people in England. It was because the Welsh people were more nearly like in race, blood, and characteristics—good and bad —(laughter)—with the Irish than were the English. The Welsh had the same hostile forces working against them as had the Irish in Ireland. In Wales there was the same deep chasm between the privileged few and the masses which existed in Ireland. They had in Wales a small landed caste who were Tory in sympathies, whose religion was that of the Established Church, and who were anti-Nationalist in politics. Now the great masses in Wales were Radicals, Noncon- formists, and Nationalists. (Applause.) Where the democracy realised its needs and its strength, there the privileged classes became more hostile and despotic. Hence in Wales they could not only realise the wants of Ireland, but they had, by Ireland's example, learned how to fiaht against their grievances. (Applause.) In Wales they saw a nation with a million and a half of population, of which over two-thirds were Non- conformists, who were obliged to support a Church which England had 0 placed upon their backs. (" Shame.") That Church which was linked with the law and government of England was not in sympathy with the aspirations of the Welsh people. Keenly, however, as Wales felt this injustice, they were willing that the one great question of national freedom for Ireland should be placed before the question that was dear to the hearts of the Welsh people. (Ap- plause.) He trusted that when the time came that Wales made a final appeal for religious equality and settlement of the tithes question that England would give Wales its hearty support and sympathy. (Applause.) Wales was silent, because things now had taken such a shape in Ireland that our liberties were threatened. The policy of the present government was not only mischievous to Ireland, but it threatened the liberties and foundations upon which society in England had been built. (Applause.) He re- joiced that the monstrous prosecution of Messrs. Sullivan and O'Brian had collapsed. It collapsed partly because the Tories had been cowards enough to prevent discussion upon the 7th clause of the Coercion Act. (Applause.) Thus, when the weapon came into use it broke in their'hands. (Applause.) It collapsed also partly because of the marvellous ingenuity of Mr. T. M. Healy and it could only be hoped that the ingenuity of Mr. Healy and his friends would continue to confound the ingenuity of Mr. Balfour and his colleagues. (Applause.) The coercion policy of the Government was bound to fail, and it ought to fail, in the government of Ireland. Such despotism could not be carried on in Ireland without its effect being felt in England and Wales. (Hear, hear.) The policy of the Liberal party would not only bring contentment to Ireland, but honour, safety, and prosperity to the United Kingdom. (Applause.)
A DESPERADO.-It is not often that Welshmen are heard of as desperadoes, but Harper's Magazine- in an article on "Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main," gives a lengthy account of the doings of Captain Henry Morgan. the bold Welsh- man, who brought buccaneering to the height and flower of its glory." He is described as the greatest of all the buccaneers, who stands pre-eminently amongst them, and whose name even to this day (after a lapse of two or three hundred years) is a charm to call up his deeds of daring, his dauntless courage, his truculent cruelty, and his insatiate and unappeasable lust for gold." He sold himself for his passage across the seas, and worked out his time of servitude at the Barbadoes. As soon as he gained his liberty he entered upon the trade of piracy, wherein he soon reached a position of considerable prominence. His first attempt against a town, with a mere handful of men, was a deed the boldness of which has never been outdone by any of a like nature. The destruction of different towns was effected with the most wanton cruelty, and the amount of plunder taken was very great. From Panama Morgan and his cut-throat companions marched away with one hundred and seventy-five beasts of burden loaded with treasures of gold and silver and jewels, besides great quantifies of mer- chandise, and six hundred prisoners held for ransom It is calculated tQa,t the various towns plundered yielded more than thpee and a half million dollars, a very large portion of which Morgan managed to keep for himself, With fabulous woalth the arch- scoundrel retired from business, was knighted by King Charles II., and was afterwards appointed governor of the rich island of Jamaica. Other baccaneers followed, but with Henry Morgan culminated the glory of the baccaneers, and from that time they declined in power and wealth and wickedness, until they were finally swept away. Morgan's adventures are also recorded in Cassell's history of The Sea," an edition of which is now being prepared for publication.
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. It is now definitely stated that Mr. Spurgeon has withdrawn from the Baptist Union. Lord Lyons, it is stated, relinquishes the post of British Ambassador at Paris early next month. During the year ending the 1st July, 1887, the port of Liverpool was used by vessels whose aggregate tonnage was 8,797,783. Jenny Lind, the famous singer, died at Malvern, on Wednesday morning. She had reached the sixty- sixth year of her age. The Liverpool Jubilee Exhibition was brought to a close on Monday evening. The building and grounds were crowded with visitors. A private house, No. 11, Albert-embankment, London, was wrecked, and five persons were seriously injured, by a gas explosion on Monday night. Mr. John Evans, who has been for many years the chief working manager of Lord Penrhyn's extensive slate quarries at Bethesda, and who is well known in mining circles in Wales, has severed his connection with these quarries. A scheme of Local government is stated to have been prepared by Mr. Ritchie, President of the Local Government Board, which will be under consideration at the autumn meetings of the Cabinet. It is said to meet Lord Hartington's approval. The London Stock Exchange have granted a settling day for the Shares of the National Pure Water Engineering Company, Limited, formerly the Economic Water Softening and Purifying Company, Limited. The trial of P.C. Endacott for alleged perjury in connection with the arrest of Miss Cass was concluded on Tuesday at the Old Bailey. Mr. Justice Stephen directed an acquittal, on the ground that there was no corroborative evidence on points which were materia to the issue. The French Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday, by a large majority, agreed to a credit for providing life pensions to persons wounded in the revolution of 1848. By the stoppage of the Nantyglo, Blaina, Aber- tillery, and Pontyminster tinworks, which were closed on Saturday, 4000 men were thrown out of work. closed on Saturday, 4000 men were thrown out of work. A railway porter, named John Eggleston, was on Friday, at Nottingham, committed to the assizes on a charge of maliciously wounding a boy, named William Tyndal, with intent. He pitched the boy over the parapet of a bridge on to the metals, a distance of 23 feet, while the lad was watching passing trains. While a clerk was conveying some bonds and other documents, amounting in value to between j87000 and .£8000, from the offices of his employers, in London, on Friday, to another office in the city, the bag in which he carried them was taken from him in a violent manner, and the thief made off, leaving no clue to his detection. The Newcastle Exhibition closed on Saturday, the total attendance having been a little over 2,000,000, or about half that of the Manchester Exhibition. It is understood, however, that the financial result will be satisfactory, and that no call will be made on the guarantors. The Jubilee Exhibition at Saltaire was also closed on Saturday. Sir George Macfarren, principal of the Royal Academy of Music, professor at the University of Cambridge, Mus. Doc., M.A., expired suddenly at his residence on Monday afternoon. The deceased had been at work ab the Royal Academy till late on Saturday, and was out on Sunday. He on Monday complained of faintness, and died in his chair, the ultimate cause of death being inflammation of the lungs. The death of Mr. Stephens, the oldest superinten- dent of Police in England, has just occurred at South Shields. The deceased was once valet to the late Sir Robert Peel, and on the passing of the Police Act he Was appointed an inspector in London. Afterwards he became superintendent of the police at Newcastle, with which office was incorporated the superintendent- ship of the river Tyne police. He resigned four years ago. He was 84 years of age. At Birmingham, on Friday, John Davis, no address, Was remanded in custody charged with stealing cheques and cash to the value of .£322 from the office of Messrs. Sadler and Eddows, solicitors, of Birmingham. The prisoner entered the office on Thursday afternoon, and, seizing hold of the bank bag containing the money, made off. He was smartly captured by a clerk and given into custody. A severe gale swept over the English Channel on Saturday night and on Sunday morning, touching some parts inland of the southern counties and extending to the Channel Islands. Several casualties are reported, but the most serious happened off Portland, where' a trawler, mainly occupied by persons who appear to have gone out for a night's experience of sea fishing, capsized, and ten of its occupants were drowned. At an early hour on Friday morning a terrible accident occurred at the Shropshire Ironworks, near Wellington, by which a watchman, named John Haulston, lost his life. The unfortunate man was going his usual rounds, carrying a lighted torch, and when passing a tank of boiling oil he tripped and was pitched headlong into the tank. The flaming torch immediately ignited the oil, and the poor fellow was ultimately rescued in a dreadfully mutilated condition. lIe died soon afterwards. The flames set fire to the woodwork, and rapidly spread until the entire build- ing was burnt to the ground. After the confusion of tongues in Babel the tribe of Gomer scattered, going towards the West of Europe, until they came to a country called Gaul or France. They had not long settled there before they discerned the tops of the mountains of this country, and some of the most daring of the tribe, thinking that the land might be fertile, managed to cross over in boats. Although not having had much experience in navigation, they reached the Island of Britain safely, about two hundred and forty years after the flood, and soon inhabited this island and also France. Being much oppressed by the Romans and Saxons and others, who were the weapons used to punish them for their wickedness, they fled to the rocks of Cymri, where they have retained there language and nationality to this day, and which they will cherish as long as the world remains. Though having to submit to oppression, they were not forgotten by Providence, for there are more Christians in Wales, in comparison to the population, than in any nation under the sun, and they have the Holy Word in their own language. A. SLIGHT MISTAKE.-Potts told me that he came home very late one night recently, and when he went up stairs his wife and children were in bed asleep. He undressed as softly as he could, and then, as he felt thirsty, he thought he would get a drink of water. Fortunately, he saw a gobletful standing on the wash stand, placed there for him evidently by Mrs. Potts. He seized it and drank the liquid in two or three huge gulps, but j ust as he was draining the goblet he gagged, dropped the glass to the floor where it was shivered to atoms, while he ejected something from his mouth. He was certain that a live animal of some kind had been in the water, and that he had nearly swallowed it. This theory was confirmed when he saw the object which he spat out go bounding over the floor. He pursued it, kicking a couple of chairs over while doing so, and at last he put his foot on it and held it. Of course Mrs. Potts was wide awake by this time and scared nearly to death, and the baby was screaming at the top of its lungs. Mrs. Potts got out of bed and turned up the gas, and said, Mr. Potts, what in the name of common sense is the matter/" "It's a mouse!" shouted Potts, in an excited manner. "It's a mouse in the goblet. I nearly swallowed it, but I spat it out, and now I've got my foot on it. Get a stick and kill it quick I" Mrs. Potts was at first disposed tp jump on a chair and scream, for, like all women, she feared a mouse very much more than she did a tiger. But at Potts' solicitation she got the broom and prepared to demolish the mouse when Potts lifted his foot, He drew back, and she aimed a fearful blow at the object and missed it. Then, hs it did not move, she took a good look at it. Then she threw down the broom, and after casting a look of scorn at Potts, she said, Come to bed, you old fool! that's not a mouse." What d'you mean?" "Why, you simpleton, that's the baby's Indiarubber bottle- top that I put in the goblet to keep it sweet. You ought to be ashamed of yourself carrying on in this manner at one o'clock in the morning." Then Potts turned in. After this he will drink at the pump.- I fflax Adeler. 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CORRESPONDENCE. WE do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—Ed.1 WELSH DISESTABLISHMENT. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-In your leading article in last week's paper, you rather complained that the utterances of the Liberal leader, Mr. Gladstone, on the above important subject, were not sufficiently distinct and explicit. I scarcely think you have much cause to complain. When is the" G. 0, M," clear and explicit on anything? No doubt you have often observed on a fine summer morning the river Dee enveloped in a robe of silvery mist. It looked beautiful, but it concealed from your view the form and hue of adjacent objects. The great orator greatly delights in such haze. He speaks long and brilliantly on a certain subject, his hearers are charmed, but all the time his thoughts are enveloped in a sort of golden mist. In his great speech at the Rink, Nottingham, Mr. Gladstone, referring to Disestablishment in Wales, acknowledged that in his opinion the subject was ripe for decision," but added, the time has not yet arrived." When will that time arrive ? His answer is," When the Irish question is settled." But his zealous disciple, Sir George Trevelyan, in his address at Carnarvon, in criticising some remarks of the Marquis of Hartington, said, "he did not agree with Lord Hartington that nothing could be carried into practical effect until the Irish question had been settled." No, Sir George cannot agree with Hartington, but cordially agrees with Gladstone, who says the same thing. How very consistent! Your humble servant, Penygraig. JOHN JONES. LLYTHUR YR HEN GRASWR. MISDAR GLYGWH,—Rhyfedd iawn uw pob peth ond i ni ddal sulw, wel tase. Ar ol caul gwanwun a'i siriolder, ail fywud yn dadblygu, a phob peth yn mron yn ymddangos yn ieuengaidd—y perthi yn dechrau ymddangos mewn gwisg newudd, y gwrychoudd hwu- thau yn siongci, a'r coedydd talgryfion yn awyddus am ymddangos mewn trimin gwurddleision-y doludd a'r llechwedde, ochre y ffyrdd, ac ymylon y llwubre yn ymryson am ymddangos yn fuw o swunion. Cantorion y coedwigoudd yn telori mor fwunedd a'r llynedd, heb un disgord anhyfryd, ac heb genfigienu y naill wrth y Hall: pob un yn rhagorol, er mor amriwiol oedd eu lleisie. Tua dechre Ebrill, yr oeddum yn llawn o awyddfrud am weled y fiwiog wenfolen yn gneud ei hymddangosiad, ar ol bod ar ei gwibdaith bellenig; a'r peth cynta a nath hi ar ol ei dychweliad oudd talu ymweliad a bwthun yr Hen Graswr, gan edruch yn ddyfal am ei hen nuth o dan y bondo. Ah, fendigiedig aderun Yn ysdod y mis hwnw yr oudd hen ac ieuangc yn dechre clustfeinio mewn llawn pryder am glywed y Gwc-c\V Ion yn clir acienu fel cunt, a phawb yn ddi- wahaniaeth wedi gyfalud am fod pres yn y bocied, er mwun osgoi blwuddun anlwcus. Felly y gnath fy nhad, fellu yr oudd fy mam, fellu yr ydwuf fine, a phawb erill hefud am wni. Yr amauthwr yn syllu mewn boddineb ar ei feusudd addawol; ac amal un 0 honunt yn bwrw yn mlaun gyda chalon lawn agored, yn addo iddo ei hun gynhaua llwythog. Yn yr olwg addawol, eisdedda i gynllunio pa brud i ddechre tynu i lawr ei ysguborie, ac adeiladu rhai mwu; ond druan o hono, canus llawer fudd yn ol o feddwl chwanog. Wele dymor pan y budd yr afiach yn dechre cocio ei glistie a sythu ei lode gida yr amcan o ddringo llethre rhamantus ei gymdogieth, er mwun yfed awelon iachus y brynie; y trafaeliwr, ynte, a gychwun i'w daith yn glonog; tra y forwunig fach-goch yn canu ei halawon wrthlwubro gida ei phiser ijgyrchu grisialaidd ddw'r o ffynon y pentre. Y bardd yn llygadu ar hollt anian yn dadebru o'i chwsg gauafol. Gollynga y ffrwun i'w grebwyll; ac oddiar ei orsedd fwsoglud nydda ei gynganeddion, crea rai nwddion, a dyru fent i'r awen rywioglan i ramblio yn ol a blaun, ei lygad melltenog a droid i bob cilfach, a gall gartrefu guda yr afonudd, y nentudd, yr aberoudd soniarus, y coududd amruwiol, y^ brynie cribog, y doludd, a'r mynyddoudd, haul, llour, a'r hwndrwd ser sudd yn hofran yn y nwyfne odidog. Dyru weledigaethe, dychmygion, a ffeithie, gida 1000 myrdd o wrthryche amruwiol, ysplenudd o flaun ein llygied, y rhai na ddauth i'm meddwl erioud o'r blaun. Ie, y bardd, un rhyfedd uw y gwir fardd yn mhob gwlad ac ous. Gallaswn helauthud llawer ar y gwanwyn ter, pe gofod yn caniatau, ond ymataliwn, ar hun o brud, gida dwun ar goM'r darllenudd fod yn resun nad allem weled Duw, ei allu, a'i ddouthineb, yn trefnud, ac yn cynal y bud a greodd. Yn y llythur nesa, deuwn i gyfrinach a'r ha. Byddwch wych, iach, a chlonog, medd YR H. G. DYFFRYN LLANGOLLEN. MAE dyffryn Collen fel y friallen 1 A'i blodau ar ei blaen, i Neu y lili yn mysg y perthi, Heb gulni ynddo i'w gael. A llawer math 0 lysiau sydd Yn feddyginiaeth dyn, A bara ddigon i'r tylodion, A menyn i bob un, Dyfrdwy enwog yn ddolenog, Hon ar ei siwrne sy' Yn troi'r melinau a'r peirianau, I'nlloniollynllu. Ar y camlas cwman cul, A'r botiau wrth y fil, Yn cludo nwyddau Rhagluniaeth ddoniau I Gymru ddewr a'i hil. Trwy ddyfal geibio a mawr lafurio, Y gledrffordd yma a wnaed, I sano/a union geffylau gweinion, A dynion, dwymno eu gwaed. Pellebyr sy' yn ei Ie, Yn nghyraedd pawb drwy 'r lie,— Fe ddaw newyddion ini yn union, 0 Lundain draw i'n tre'. Mae Pengwern, drigfa hen guff goffa, A'i bron ar fin y dre', Lie bu llenorion a phrydyddion Yn Ilon oleuo'r Ile. Y ddau Jonathan, syberwyr dyddan, Oedd gywrain yn eu gwaith; Mae i'w weled heddyw, er clod i'w henw, 'R ol cyrhaedd pen eu taith. HUMPHREY JONES. Llangollen. FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. FIRST ROUND OF TIES FOR THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. Mold beat Ruthin by one goal to none. Corwen and Portmadoc a tie-one goal each. Oswestry beat Shrewsbury by two goals to none. Ellesmere and Welshpool a tie, neither side scoring. Davenham beat Chester St. Oswald's by two goals to none. Wrexham Olympic beat Alyn White Stars by four goals to none. LLANGOLLEN V. WREXHAM EXCELSIOR. The tie between these clubs was played at Llangollen, as advertised, on Saturday, and proved a most pleasant game, the best of feelings existing on both sides. Llangollen, winning the toss, wisely chose to defend the top goal, and fought with pluck and energy, well sustaining throughout a supremacy over the Wrexham men. Before change of sides. Bob Roberts had won general commendation, and had scored two goals for Llangollen, to which two more goals were added in the course of the last half time, though the visitors then showed better form. The visitors, however, succeeded in saving a duck," by taking a goal immediately before the call of time but, probably, would not have bad that had darkness not set in. In fact, their play at goal was anything but good, which gave a licence to the keeper, who on more than one occasion caused some laughter by his coolness in leaving his charge several yards behind in order to get a kick at the ball. So the game ended in favour of Llangollen by four goals to one. There was an improvement perceptible in the play of those Llangollen men who had taken part in the previous matches, and the introduction of Bob Roberts and Matthias into the team infused the game with new life, the playing of the former especially surpassing every anticipation. The teams were :—Llangollen Goal, M. Griffiths; backs, Joseph Jones and B. Simon half-backs, C. Davies, E. Jones, and E. Evans right wing, Matthias and J. Davies left wing, Bob Roberts and E. T. Davies centre, James Richards. Umpire, Mr. J. P. Davies. Wrexham Goal, Jones backs, Pryce and Evans; half-backs, Davies, Carty, and Clutton right wing, Pritchard and Godfrey left wing, Malone and Ancell; centre, W. Hughes. Umpire, Mr. E. Jones. Referee, Mr. T. E. Thomas, of Chirk. THE DRAW FOR THE SECOND ROUND.—The draw for the second round in the competition for the Welsh Challenge Cup took place on Tuesday, with the following resultFirst Division Wrexham Olympic v. Llangollen, at Wrexham Druids v. Chirk, at Ruabon. Second Division Oswestry v." Ellesmere, at Oswestry Newtown v. Llanfyllin, at Newtown. Third Division Northwich Victoria v. Over Wanderers, at Northwichj; Davenham a bye. Fourth Division Bangor or Llandudno v. Mold, at Bangor or Llandudno Portmadoc a bye. The ties are to be played off on or before December 10th.
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[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Rate is unaltered. A Cabinet Council was held at the Foreign Office at 12 30 p.m., to-day. Nearly all the members had arrived before the hour fixed for the Council. Nearly six thousand miners, says a Brussels tele- gram, have struck work in the Borinage district, and much uneasiness prevails, the renewal of the former strike riots being feared. An explosion of fire damp occurred in the Mill Close Lead Mine, near Matlock Bath, early this morning. Twenty-five men were in the mine at the time. Five dead bodies have been recovered.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow s. d. s. d Red wheat 4 0 to 4 9 White wheat 4 3 to 5 0 White oats 2 9 to 3 6 New wheat 4 3 to 5 0 Beef (per lb.) 0 5 to 0 9 Veal ditto 0 5i to 0 8 Mutton ditto 0 6 to 0 7 Lamb ditto 0 6 to 0 7 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 4 6 Rabbits (each) 0 10 to 1 0 Trout (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 0 Soles ditto 1 4 to 1 6 Plaice. 0 0 to 0 5 Salmon 1 0 to 1 4 Onionsditto. 0 0 to 0 Ii New Potatoes ditto 0 0 to 0 Of Plums. 0 0 to 0 It Butter (per lb.) 1 1 to 1 3 Eggs 12 to 14 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN.TuBSDAY.—Wheat: Canadian, 6s. 6d. to 6s. 8d.; O^gon, 0s. Od. to 0s. 0d. Califor- nian, 6s. 5d. to 6s. 9d.; red winter, 6s. 4d. to 7s. 3d.; Chilian, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 6d. Bombay, 6s. 3d. to 6s. 5d. Wheat, moderate trade at Friday's rates. Flour moderate trade. Maize weaker. Beans unchanged. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 4s. 3d. to 4a. 6d. per 75 lbs.; barley 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d.; oats, 2s. 3d. to 3s. 4d.; butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 3d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 12 to 14 for Is.; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; geese, Od. to Od. per lb.; potatoes, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per 120 lbs. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—The following were the quotations to-day White wheat, 4s. 5d. to4s.8d.; red wheat old, 4s. 4d. to 4s. 8d. per 75 lbs.; malting barley, 4a. Od. to 5s Od. per 70 Ibs.; grinding barley, 3s. Od. to 3s. 6d. per 70 lbs.; oats, 12s. OJ. to 15s. 6d. per 225 lbs.; peas lls. 6d. to 12s. 6d. per 225 lbs.; beans, 10s. Od. 18s. Od. per 240 lbs.; butter Is. 2d. to Is. 3d per lb.; eggs, lOto 11 for a shilling; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 4s. Od., ducks, 3s. 9d. to 5s. 6d. per couple geese, 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d. each turkeys, Os, Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes 8 to 9 lbs. for 61.; rabbits, per couple, 2s. 4d. o 2s. 6d.; cabbages Is. Od. to 2s. Od. per dozen.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, §• DEATHS. II< Persons forwarding to this office announcements of births, marriages, and deaths must at the same time give their names and addresses. When any addition is made to the simple notice of marriage a charge of one shilling will be made. BIRTHS. Oct. 25th, at Claremont View, Bath-street, Rhyl, the wife of Alfred Wright, Esq., of a daughter. Oct. 23rd, at Church-terrace, Yspytty Ystwyth, the wife of Mr. William Evans, shopkeeper, of a daughter. Nov. 1st, at The Tower, Llangollen, the wife of Thomas Hughes, Esq., J.P., of a daughter. MARRIAGES. At the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Oswestry, on Oct. 20th, by the Rev. Lewis Owen, of Leeswood, near Mold, Mr. Lloyd Evans, eldest son of Mr. Evan Evans, Church-street, Oswestry, to Annie, only daughter of the late Mr. John Roberts, of Henstent, Llangynog, .y near Oswestry. Oct. 24th, at St. Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, by the Rev. J. H. Protheroe, M.A., the Rev. T. Roberts, M.A.R.N., to Jennie, eldest daughter of the late Robert Edward, J.P., Brynawel. DEATHS. Oct. 20th, at Pwllhobi, Llanbadarn, Mr. William Roberts, aged 34, son of the late Mr. William Roberts, miller. Oct. 22nd, after a protracted illness, aged 19, Robert, son of Mr. Thomas Thomas, painter, Great Darkgate- street, Aberystwyth. Oct. 22nd, aged 70, Alderman Phillip Williams, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. 1 i-Nov. 1st, aged 75 years, Mr. H. M. Beever, Ormonde Place, Llangollen. Nov. 2nd, at Llantysilio Lodge, Llangollen, after a short illness, aged 65, Mr. Henry Massey, head-gardener at Llantysilio Hall. Oct. 27th, aged 40, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Fred. Williams, Celyndu, Penmaenmawr, and sister of Mrs. G. Williams, The Bank, Llangollen. Oct. 30th, aged 58, at Sweeney, Oswestry, Sarah, wife of Mr. James Challenor, poultry dealer. Oct. 30th, aged 62, at the Workhouse, Oswestry, Edward Griffiths, labourer. Oct. 17th, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. James Hughes, Gronant. Oct. 31st, aged 29, at 22, Willow-street, Oswestry, Anne, the beloved wife of Mr. H. M. Hughes. Oct. 6th, aged 67, at Gazewell, Pontesbury Hill, Margaret, wife of Mr. William Pugh. Oct. 30th, aged 74, Wm. Pugh, Ihusband of the above-
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