THE ANTI-TITHE AGITATION. DISTURBANCES IN ANGLESEY. Mr. Paterson, acting on behalf of the Tithe Protection Association, was on Saturday engaged In effecting distra'nts on a number of farms in the Parish of Heneglwys. about three miles from Llan- |efni, for tithes due to the Rev. J. Skinner Jon«s, ■"I.A., the rector. The farmers wanted a reduction 12 par cent., but the rector would concede only ^eQ. and in the majority of instances payment was Wholly withheld. Most of the farmers are tenants of the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey. The dis- traints were to have taken place in December, and. In view of disturbances, a batch of special constables Were sworn to act for a month. Their appointment, however, was not renewed. Mr. Paterson, accom- panied by a number of his emergency men, who are making Chester their headquarters, attempted to make the distraints on Tuesday, but the attitude of the people was so threatening that they had to be abandoned in order that police protection might be obtained. On Saturday the Chief-constable (Col. Thomas), Depnty Chief-constable Davies, and a detachment of police, including a few drawn from the Carnarvonshire force, accompanied Mr. Paterson and the emergency men. Although the weather Was bitterly cold and snow falling heavily, a large crowd, chiefly made up of farm labourers, speedily got together, and hung on the flank of the distrain- ts force when visiting the farms. Towards the close of the distraints, snowballs and stones were ^berally flying about. One of the Carnarvonshire Police got a nasty cut in the face from a stone, and Chief-constable was also struck when getting juto his trap. The names of several persons were tasen, with a view of prosecution before the ^gistrates. Mr. Paterson and the emergency men returned to Chester by the evening train. THE LLANGWM "RIOTERS" AT THE ASSIZES. At the Denbighshire Assizes, at Ruthin, on Tues- before Mr. Justice Wills, the eight men ,charged with rioting in connection with the eol- ation of tithes at Liang wm, last May, were put on trial. There was a large attendance. The eteiidants were seated on the two front rows of w jury box. The names of the defendants were ^liam Williams, 38, farmer Thomas Thomas, 28, grocer; Edward G. Roberts, 23, local Wesleyan lister; John Lloyd, 36, farmer; James Metcalf, >. > draper's assistant; John Jones, 48, farmer; «a^id Jones, 27, farmer; and Edward Davies, 51, tarmer. c ?^e charges against them, as described in the ^.lender, were:—"for that they, together with 30r>erS °^er -disposed persons to the number of 2fi^,an(l more, whose names are unknown, on the anH May, 1887, being then armed with sticks Q d other offensive weapons, upon the Holyhead and orwen road, between, and at the following points ^ereon Pontarddwyfaen, Penybont, Pontglyn, ^urwysi Goat Inn. or Cymro, Pontmelirrug, thence „ atl<i returning from Cor wen, in the respective tj ^Qties of Denbigh and Merioneth, did unlawfully, p^tously, and routously assemble and gather to- aurf -to the peace of our lady the Queen being so, then and there assembled and gathered ?ether, armed as aforesaid, and then and there H0- .lHy» routously, and riotously made a great ^lSe, riot, and disturbance for the space of two di^rs auc*more then next following, and in and upon j ers persons, to wit, George Thorpe. John WTilliams y^Ph E. Roberts. Edward Yaughan, Charles. j0 *atl Stevens, and Amos Maltby, did riotously and rolltously make an assault, beat, wound, andilltreat, other wrnnca" adri r.e defendants were called, his Lordship, Ca ressing Mr. M'Intyre, Q.C., said that before the e Was called on he would like to have a few 0th*108' Prlvate conversation with him and the rQ er counsel engaged in the 'case in his private lo i?1' • l)arristers then left the court with his uship) and were absent for some 25 minutes or tj- Mr. M'Intyre, Q.C., appeared with Mr. Scott l,ankes (instructed by Mr. Cartwright, for the pub- ,c Prosecutor) for the prosecution, the men being !?*ended by Mr. Clement Higgins, Q.C., Mr. E. ^arshall, and Mr. Honoratus Lloyd (instructed by Alun Lloyd, solicitor, St. Asaph). ty;,?^nsel for the defence asked permission for the aut t^ie P.lea entered so that the defend- i °ould plead guilty. This was agreed to, and a Proqp' Intyre sa,id, acting on behalf of the public }je » cu-tor, now that the prisoners pleaded guilty, tjaj that the end of the prosecution had been at- of v' and he therefore left the case in the hands kis lordship without offering any remarks you defendants has rendered himself amenable to punishment, and no one of you has a right to expect that punishment will be withheld. Whether, therefore, the infliction of that punishment is neces- sary or not depends upon considerations of the general policy of the welfare of the district at large. When I speak of the welfare of the district at large, I place as an essential condition of any lasting or perpetual welfare the supremacy of the law under which we live. I feel pretty satisfied, however, that I have not now before me those who are really at the bot- tom of the present disturbance, and that I have here rather those who are the tools of others, than the active originators of the mischief, themselves. I feel that if that which is at present uncertain- namely, the condition of the district during the next few weeks—were known to me at the present time, it would give me a much better chance of judging what is necessary for the public interest and welfare than I can possess at the present moment; and, therefore, what I propose to do is to liberate all of you on your own recognisance to come up and receive judgment if called for, hub in order that justice—should justice in the sense of punishment still prove necessary—may not lose its effect by being slow and tardy and striking when too late to produce a moral effect, I shall adjourn these assizes for a month in order that I may then have all the conditions before me, which I should have wished to have now to enable me to form a judgment as to what ought to be done. Do not suppose for a moment that I should commit the injustice, under any circumstances, of rendering you responsible for what others may do in transactions in which you may have no share, but what I feel is that, were I compelled to act at once and for all now, I should be greatly afraid that, in taking the merciful course which I am taking now, I shouldseem to be offering a prem um and holding out encouragement to similar lawlessness elsewhere. The method of dealing with offences such as I have to deal with in the present case must always be guided and influenced not merely by consideration of what is necessary so far as individual guilt is concerned, but what is necessary in the shape of example to others. I hope and trust that it will not be necessary for me to return into this district, and I go further and express a confidence that it will not be so, because I do not believe that the spectacle of an English judge who is capable of feeling a warm sympathy with his Welsh neighbours and appre- ciating those good qualities of which, it seems to him, they have had their full share, though it may not lie so completely on the surface, and be there- fore so liable to instant detection by every super- ficial observer as some of their most obvious failings are, will be lost either upon the defendants now before me or upon the wider public, of their neigh- bours and friends whom his words may reach. I read not long ago words which have, I have no doubt, been read by many of you, of an observation to attempt to extort from the Government of this country or the people of this country by violent ap- peals intended to intimidate, which is one of the most hopeless tasks the mind of man can imagine. y Oll Welshmen who, as it seems to me, are much more easy to lead than to drive-that is, to lead by kindness than to drive by force-can surely sympathize with this dogged determination on the part of not only the Government but of every person who is concerned in the administration of justice, to enforce the main- tenance and supremacy of the law. Can you less doubt that whether your fellow-countrymen may agree with you or may disagree with you in the particular subjects of social improvement or alteration or change, which may be matters of interest to you, that they have the same resolution that by all proper means you shall be at liberty to advance your views and to urge them upon the rest of the community with as much of vigour, resolution, pertinacity, and determination you may think proper; and cannot you be content with that without attempting to produce a change in the law which you don't like by violence, and by ungener- ous assaults upon those who are employed to carry out the law, and who are simply doing their duty in doing so? Now go home and try and spread peace and tranquility amongst your fellows and neighbours in your district. I hope at some future time to see you all here again, but in a very different capacity. I hope I may see you in this box (the jury-box) instead of there, and joining with myself and the rest of us in the administration of the law and the maintenance of truth and right and justice. Attack what you con- sider to be abuses with whatever vigour you choose to attack them, but act like men and submit to the law until the law is altered, as all good citizens should do, and if the result of these proceeding should be to show that I have not made a mistake in attempting to appeal to the more generous sentiments of the generous popula- tion amongst whom I am administering justice you will have taken a great weight from my heart, and will relieve me from a great responsibility, because my judgment is in this matter on its trial just as much as you have been on your trial; and if it should prove I have made a great mistake, I can hardly expect that censure will not fall on my shoulders, as well as that punishment must fall upon yours. I have no more to say than to ask you once again to go home and spread peace and tranquility amongst the people amongst whom you live. I propose to adjourn these assizes till Wednesday, the 28th of March, and to bind over the defendants formally to come up and receive judgment if necessary, and I trust that that will be nothing but a formal proceeding. Addressing counsel, the judge said the defendants would be bound over in their own recognisances in the sum of £ 20. Defendants were then bound over, and left the court with Mr. Alun Lloyd, their solicitor. There was no demonstration, but apparent satis- faction at the way the case had ended. THE SCENE IN COURT. The above trial, probably one of the most remarkable that has ever been held in the Princi- pality, was opened with due pompt and solemnity on Tuesday, and has happily resulted in the conditional acquittal of the eight men over whose heads the most serious indictment had been hanging for several months past. The scene at Ruthin on Tuesday was in all respects a memorable one. Early in the day large numbers of people arrived in the town, both by rail and road, some coming from distant parts of the Principality, as the trial not only affected the eight persons directly implicated, but owing to its connection with the tithe move- ment it had assumed a national significance. So eager were the people to enter the court that the approaches thereto were jealously guarded by a strong posse of police, under the command of Sergt. Vaughan and Inspector Jones, hwo had strict orders to refuse admission to all except magistrates, barristers, reporters, &c., until the arrival of the Judge. Justice Wills reached the Court a few minutes after ten, the barristers having taken their several positions some time previously. The tables in front of them being literally piled with briefs, lawbooks, and maps of various forms and sizes, among the latter being one of immense size (25 inches to the mile) which had been prepared by the County Surveyor, and which when unfolded exten- ded the whole length of the space reserved for the barristers. On this was marked in bold and distinct outline the whole length of the road extending from Llangwm to Corwen, some special spots being depicted in more prominent characters than the rest. Meanwhile the court had become densely crowded, the attention of all being mainly directed towards the vacant space near the grand jury box, where Mr. Alun Lloyd, the solicitor for the defence, stood with the eight men who had surrendered to take their trial, and who were now awaiting the command of the Clerk of Arraigns to enter the prisoners' box. After arranging some preliminaries, the Judge delivered sentence on the man David Morris, who on the previous day had been convicted of arson at Wrexham, and who was now sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour. Having disposed of this, a flutter of excitement ran through the court, as it was known that the trial of the Llangwm men would immediately follow. His Lordship, however, in a few words, which were inaudible in the body of the court, expressed a wish that the learned counsel should retire with him to his private room. These gentlemen, with Mr. Mackintyre leading, instantly obeyed the summons, and the conference lasted nearly half-an-hour. Various surmises were indulged in with regard to this unusual procedure on the part of the Judge, and it was vaugely, but reasonably hinted that an endeavour was being made to arrive at some amicable arrangement whereby what pretended to be a very prolonged and irritating trial might be avoided. These surmises obtained considerable confirmation when, on the return of the counsel, Mr. Higgins held a brief consultation with Mr. ALun Lloyd, and the latter subsequently retired to a private room in company with the eight defen- dants. A pause of nearly half-an-hour again occurred, at the end of which the men again re-entered the court, and took their positions in the two front rows of the grand jury box, that space having been reserved for them, the ordinary prisoners' box being too small. All answered to their names with the exception of the young man Metcalfe, who, for some reason or other, had mixed up with the crowd in the body of the hall, and was by some supposed to have left the court. He, however, turned up in a few minutes, and no one could fail to notice that the countenances of the accused had suddenly assumed a calmer and more hopeful appearance than when they first entered the court, and this again heightened the expectation that during the preliminary conferences which had now occupied a full hour, the basis of an arrange- ment had been agreed upon whereby, the majesty of the law might be fully vindicated and upheld, while at the same time the accused would escape the indignity of a term of imprisonment, and the feeling of irritation which has for a long period unhappily agitated the Principality, would be con- siderably allayed. When all the prisoners had answered to their names, the counsel for the defence, one after the other, rose, and intimated that they had advised them to withdraw the plea of not guilty," and leave themselves entirely in the hands of his Lordship. Mr. Mclntyre, on behalf of the Crown, having expressed his approval of the course pur- sued, the Judge, amid the most awful silence, then proceeded to deliver sentence. This remarkable address, which we have inserted fully, was delivered in a calm, earnest, and most pathetic strain. It was evident that every sentence, and indeed, every word had been carefully studied, and while it was full of firmness and determination to uphold and enforce the law against all offenders, it breathed a spirit of tenderness, and contained so many eloquent and pathetic appeals to the better part of human nature that it seemed to leave a most profound and lasting impression, not only upon the minds of the prisoners, but upon all those in court. During its delivery, which owing to its interpretation into Welsh occupied a considerable time, the silence maintained in court was almost painful, and at its close the most intense feeling of relief was shown this feeling of satisfaction finding vent in audible expressions, which, of course, were instantly snppressed. During the morning, unfounded rumours were circulated that a public demonstration on a large scale was to be made in honour of the men, and a similar rumour gained currency in the afternoon, but, happily, nothing of the kind occurred, nor does it appear that anything of the kind was contemplated. After the trial the men with their friends remained in town until about half-past-four, when they went by train in the direction of Corwen. No one can but regard the result of this trial as most satisfactory, and it is to be sincerely hoped that the wise counsel given by Justice Wills will be read, and pondered, and followed by all classes of the community through- out the whole of the Principality.
THE ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. A SKETCH OF THEIR PAST HISTORY. SPLENDID BATTLE RECORD. England possesses many regiments that have a traditional as well as an individual existance. The memory of deeds of valour wrought by their predecessors is transmitted from generation to generation, and inspires the young soldier with the desire of equalling, if not surpassing, the heroism of those who have gone before. Thus it happens that there are certain regiments which may always be counted on in the hour of danger, and one of these is the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which is at present distributed as follows:—1st Battalion, Lucknow and Wrexham 2nd Battalion, Galway and Wrexham. A portion of the 1st Battalion has recently been on active service in Burmah, where it has fully maintained the reputation of this famous regiment for dash and pluck, conbined with that heroic steadiness of conduct in the hour of danger which has made the British army the envy of the world. Very little seems to be generally known concerning the history of the Royal Welsh, and now that poor little Wales is arousing herself from the lethargy into which she has unfortunately allowed herself to sink for the past two hundred years, perhaps it would be as well to recount the splendid deeds of our martial sons upon the field of battle in years gone by, which will be some proof to our big Saxon brother that the men of Wales are made of the right material, even though they do object to pay their tithes. The colours of the Royal Welsh bear the Prince of Wales's plume, with the motto Ieh dien, which betokens their nationality, and their claims to the proud words, Nee asp era terrent, has been justified by the gallant conduct in Egypt, and at Corunna, Martinique, Albuera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, and Sebastopol. All these names are emblazoned on their colours, and the successors of the heroes of the Peninsula and Waterloo proved in the Crimea that the regiment had not fallen from its high estate of honourable glory. It will be interesting to our readers to glance briefly at the different engagements in which the Welsh Fusiliers distinguished themselves about the beginning of this century. They formed part of the expedition which sailed for Egypt in 1801 under the command of Sir Raph Abercromby, for the purpose of expelling the French from that country. The Fusiliers and three other regiments (including the gallant 42nd) landed in boats on the 8th of March, and were exposed to showers of grape and shell from the enemy's batteries; but, nothing daunted, they quietly disembarked, formed in line, and without even stopping to load, rushed up the hill to charge the enemy with the bayonet. Halfway up they met with a volley from the enemy, but, pushing on, they reached the summit before they could reload, rushed furiously upon them and drove them from their position. The General was proud of this first succass, and thanked his men for having displayed an intrepidity scarcely to be paralleled." On the 13th of March he was about to attack the right flank of the enemy, who anticipated his design, and descended from the heights to meet him after considerable loss, our men had to retire to their former position, where they remained till the 20th. On the following morning the French commenced a vigorous attack on the English right, where the Royal Welsh were stationed and their superiority in numbers procured them a temporary success. But the gallant Welshmen rallied, and the 42nd advancing to their aid, the French were repulsed with great loss, and the English remained masters of the field. This was the first of a series of successes which led to the evacuation of Egypt, and the overthrow of all Napoleon's hopes of Eastern conquest. In 1809 we find the Welsh Fusiliers at Corunna, in Spain, under the generalship of Sir John Moore. The Fusiliers formed part of General Fraser's division, which was stationed in the rear at a short distance from Corunna. Our men were attacked by the French just as they were about to embark for England, and after an engagement lasting over five hours the enemy were foiled at every point. The British loss was 800 killed and wounded, including the gallant leader, who was struck to the ground by a cannon ball, and died in the hour of victory. His death has been commemorated in lines familiar to all our readers., The Welsh Fusiliers also took part in the reduction of Martinique, one of the French West Indian Islands, which was compelled to surrender after a gallant resistance. In those stirring times a regiment seldom remained long in one place, and in 1812 we find them in Spain, where they were present at the battle of Albuera and the siege of Badajoz, which was defended by the French with obstinate valour. This last event was undoubtedly a most desperate affair. For two hours shells, hand- grenades, and bags of gunpowder were hurled upon our men as they crowded into the ditch. Again and again the brave Welsh rushed against the glittering sword-blades, and were shot down by the enemy from the walls above the rear pressed on, and tried to make a bridge of the writhing bodies of their slaughtered comrades. About midnight 2000 men had fallen, and Wellington was about to give orders to retire, when he received notice that Picton had taken the castle by escalade. We cannot give the exact loss of the Fusiliers, but, in common with all the other British regiments engaged in this siege, they suttered severely. The next memorable event in the Peninsular War was the battle of Salamanca, which was fought on the 22nd of Jnly, 1812, and in which the Welsh Fusiliers took a prominent part. Following this was the important battle of Vittoria, fought on the 20th of June, 1813, when the 23rd Royal Welsh saw the Peninsular campaign brought to a close. The battle of Vittoria was attended with the most pregnant results. The scattered remains of the French army were driven through the rugged passes of the Pyrenees, and the British army advanced rapidly in the direction of France. The enemy sometimes tried to rally in their retreat, but were successfully driven from the positions they occupied by the impetuosity of the Welshmen and High- landers, whose early training specially fitted them to excel in this mountain warfare. On the 25th July, however, 15,000 French troops under Soult attacked the British, about 3000 in number, at the pass of Maya, and for ten hours our men, who included the Welsh Fusiliers, maintained the conflict, notwithstanding their inferiority in numbers. When their ammunition was exhausted they hurled stones at their assailants, who were at length repulsed by the aid of some reinforcements, The pass of Maya will long be remembered in the annals of the British army, and it has been remarked by an eminent writer that our soldiers fought as bravely there as the Greeks did at Thermopylae We have no space to record the other stirring events of the Pyrenees, in all of which the Royal Welsh acted a distinguished part, and enjoyed many advantages over others unaccustomed to a mountainous country. They had many extra- ordinary adventures, being sometimes enveloped in the mists that shrouded the summits of the mountains, and brought into fierce collision with the enemy who were ignorant of their approach. The Royal Welsh next appear at the battle of the Nivelle, where the French, after obstinate resistance, were driven back, and the allies, profiting by this success, crossed the river, and established themselves between it and the sea. The great battle was fought at Orthes on the 27th of February, when the loss of the enemy was estimated at 80UO men in killed, wounded, and prisoners, whilst that of the allies did not exceed IGOO. Here, as usual, the Welsh Fusiliers were foremost in the fray, and their bravery was rewarded by the addition of Nivelle and Orthfes to the other historic names on their colours. Th3n followed the bloody and needless battle of Toulouse, after which the news that Napoleon had abdicated came to hand. and our soldiers began to think of home and all its endearments. The soft peace march, '• Home, brothers, home," must have sounded sweetly in the ears of the Royal Welsh and the veterans, who had liberated two kingdoms, fought eight pitched battles against the bravest soldiers and most skilful generals of France, reduced many fortresses by assault, and at length established themselves in the two principal cities in the South of France. Such men had a right to rest on their laurels. Their rest was brief. The caged (agle escaped from Elba. The veterans of the Peninsula had to buckle on their armour again. The Royal Welsh took part in that brief but glorious campaign which was brought to a close at Waterloo. For a period of forty years after this they had no opportunity of displaying their courage. Then followed the Crimea war, and deeds equalling "Greek and Roman fame," which earned for some of the gallant Royal Welsh the proud distinction of the Victoria. Cross.. The Welshmen gained their first Victoria Cross at the battle of the Alma, the recipient being Captain Bell. But the roll of brave men in the Royal Welsh is not exhausted by the mention of a single name. An incident occurred at the storming of the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855, which forms the subject of one of Mr. Desanges' admirable paintings in the Victoria Cross Gallery at the Crystal Palace. Two hundred men of the Royal Welsh took part in the attack, and their loss in killed and wounded was very great. After the men of the 23rd had retired, it was found that Lieutenant and Adjutant Dyneley, an excellent young officer, and a general favourite, was missing. While his fate was being lamented, it occurred to some of the officers that he might not yet be dead, and while they were deliberating what should be done, Corporal Robert Shields volunteered to go out to the front from the fifth paralled and bring the body in. It was a daring act of courage, and Corporal Shields was not blind to the danger he incurred he knew that he carried his life, as it were, in his hand, but he was prepared to risk everything to save his officer. In the Homeric age it would have been said that some invisable goddess watched over him, and turned aside every hostile blow. He groped his way over the field, covered with the slain, till he reached the spot where poor Dyneley lay, the tide of life ebbing fast from him. All Shields could do was to hurry back for medical assistance. He passed through a heavy fire of musketry unhurt, and reached the trenches, where he found Dr. Sylvester, the assistant surgeon of the regiment, who consented to return to the spot where Dyneley lay. He was still alive, but human skill could avail him nothing all that the tenderest friendship could do was done by Sylvester, who dressed his wounds, and supported him with stimulants. Shields returned to the trenches, and persuaded some of his comrades to accompany him, and to assist in carrying off the body of the dying adjutant. The Emperor of the French, on hearing of this heroic action, conferred on Corporal Shields the Cross of the Legion of Honour, and the Queen bestowed on him the cross which bears her own name. The men of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers have not degenerated, and there are still in their ranks heroes who only want an opportunity to show the same courage which has entitled their comrades to wear Victoria's Cross.— Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald.
OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—The following were the quo cations to-day White wheat, 4s. 61. to 4s. 9d. red wheat old, 4s. 6d. to 4s. Sd. per 75 lbs.; malting barley, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 0.1. per 70 lbs grinding barley, 3s. 6d. to 3s. 9d. per 70 lbs oats, 12s. 61. to 13s. 6d. per 225 lbs.; peas 13s. 61. to 14s. 6d. per 225 lbs.; beans, 17s. Od. 18s. Od. per 240 lbs.; butter ls.4d. to Is. 6d per Ib eggs, 12 to 14 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. bd. to 4?. 61.; ducks, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, 6s Od. to 7s. Od. each; turkeys, 0s. Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes 10 to 12 lbs. for 6d.; raobits, per couple, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d. cabbiges Is. 0.1. to 2s. Od. per dozen.
ELECTION NEWS. Mr. Brodie Hoare, Conservative, was on Tuesday returned unopposed for Hampstead, in room of Sir Henry Holland, raised to the peerage. The polling for Deptford took place on Wednesday when Mr. Darling, Conservative, was returned by a majority of 275 over Mr. Wilfrid Blunt, Liberal. The figures were-Darling, 4345 Blunt, 4070. Mr. Clement Higgins, Q.C., Recorder of Birken- head, whose name is associated with the candi- dature of the Carnarvonshire Boroughs, on Friday night addressed a meeting at the Bangor Reform Club. Mr. J. Evan Roberts presided. The polling for the Doncaster Division has resultedan the return of the Hon. H.W. Fitzwilliam, the Dissentient, by a majority of 211 votes, his Liberal opponent, Mr. Balfour, receiving 5423 votes, an increase of 363 over the Liberal vote at the last election. At a Unionist meeting held on Friday last at Beaumaris, it was stated that Mr. Richard Davies, the lord-lieutenant of Anglesea, who had been selected as the candidate in opposition to Mr. T. P. Lewis, M.P., had declined to stand. Mr. C. F. Priestley, the chairman of the committee appointed at Llangefni,was deputed to urge the lord-lieutenant to change his mind. Overtures have been opened with Mr. Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., to stand as the Unionist candidate.
PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY. In the House of Lords, during the week, the Pharmacy Acts Amendment Bill and the County Courts Consolidation Bill (framed to put the various statutes relating to county courts in a con- venient form) were read a second time, and the Law of Distress (Amendment) Bill passed through com- mittee with some amendments, and was ordered to be reported. Lord Stratheden and Campbell moved an address to the Crown asking for further papers referring to the affairs of Bulgaria. Lord Salisbury, in assenting to the motion, expressed a hope that the ordinary interchange of opinion among the various states of Europa through the usual diplo- matic channels would have the effect of overcoming any differences of opinion that may exist with regard to the settlement of the Bulgarian question, and added his concurrence with the view expressed by Prince Bismark, that in regard to so small a matter as the government of Bulgaria it would be a dis- grace to Europe if it should plunge it into war. In the House of Commons, the proposed rules of procedure occupied most of the time, the motion of Mr. W. H. Smith, on Tuesday, that their consider- ation have precedence of all orders of the day and notices of motion on every day on which the consideration of those rules may be set down by the Government, having been carried. All the rules, except the last, had been passed by Wednesday evening. Mr. Smith stated that the Local Govern- ment Bill will be laid before Parliament as early as possible after the disposal of the supplementary estimates. WELSH QUESTIONS. RAILWAY BILLS. In the House of Commons, on Wednesday, the examiners having reported that the further standing orders had been complied with in the case of the Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway Bill and the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay Railway Bill, both bills were ordered to be put down for second reading. THE MILITARY AND THE TITHE AGITATION. Mr. Samuel Smith gave notice in the House of Commons, on Wednesday, that he would ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will inform the House at whose request the military were called to attend tithe sales in Flintshire; what were the representations which induced the authorites to consent to their being sent; upon whom will the cost of the military ultimately fall; and whether the cost is a legal charge on the county rate. THE ALLEGED ASSAULT BY A BAILIFF AT CWM. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Mr. Samuel Smith asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the report was true that at a farm named Marian Back, situate in the parish of Cwm, in the county of Flint, during a settlemunt of tithe on Thursday, the 9th of February, a Mrs. Davies, wife of the farmer, while standing in her doorway, was either struck or pushed in the breast by an emergency man until she reeled backwards and fell, and that the superintendent in charge of the. police had to take him by the collar and remove him in order to prevent a breach of the peace?—Mr. Matthews I have received a report from the Chief Constable of Flintshire, who informs me that the date of the occurrence was the 26th of January, and not the 9th of February. He stated that not one of the allegations contained in the question is founded on fact. On the contrary the emergency man was assaulted by Mrs. Davies, who rushed at him and struck at him with a thick stick. He parried off the blow with his hand, and she then retired. (Laughter.) THE TITHE DISTRAINTS IN FLINTSHIRE. n. In the House of Commons, on Thursday, Mr. Samuel Smith said he begged to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the men known as "Emergency Men," who accompany the solicitor for the Clergy Defence Association to and at the tithe distraint sales in Flintshire have been sworn in as special constables; whether, at all these seizures and sales they are armed, in addition to the usual police batons, with cutlasses and revolvers; if so, whether the carrying of such arms is legal; and whether the authorities, and the Home Office specially, approve of these men being so armed ?—Mr. Matthews: The chief constable of Flintshire has informed me that the bailiffs in question were not sworn as special constables, and he was not aware at the time that they had any arms. He has since ascertained that upon one occasion the solicitor to the Clergy Defence Association and one of his bailiffs eacli carried a revolver, and that some of the other bailiffs had ship cutlasees concealed under their topcoats. This was in consequence of the solicitor having received information, too late for communication to the police, that he and his men would be resisted by a large body of miners. I am not aware that this was illegal, but I should certainly disapprove of the use of deadly weapons, except in the defence of life or the suppression of riot.—Mr. T. Ellis asked if the bailiffs carried police batons.—Mr. Matthews had no in formation to that effect. s
A book entitled Tonau yr Hen Bobl is about to make its appearance, and will contain a collection 0 the old Welsh hymn tunes so extensively made use of 40 and 50 years ago.
A pupil teacher named Dunlop dropped dead at Yeovil on Wednesday. He had been worrying about his examination. The Bala and Festiniog Railway was re-opened on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, after having been blocked with snow since the previous Sunday. Mr. Gent Davis, member for Kennington, has given notice that he will move the rejection of the Local Option Bill for Wales. The vicarage of Colwyn has been conferred by the Rev. W. Venables Williams, the patron, upon the- Rev. Pryse Jones, Llanfyllin, a former curate of the parish. Early on Saturday morning a fire broke out on the premises of Messrs. Blackledge and Sons, millers, Derby-road, Bootle, and damage was caused to the extent of £ 20,000. The persons charged with being concerned in a conspiracy to obtain £30,000 by fraud were, on Friday, at the Marylebone Police Court, London, committed for trial. David Rees was sentenced to death at Carmarthen on Friday for the murder of a messenger, whom he robbed of a large sum of money which the latter was bearing for the payment of wages. The House of Lords on Friday decided that railway companies were liable for lugguage entrusted to porters for the purpose of being put in trains within a reasonable time. Half a milion of money—or, to speak by the card, £ 450,000—is according to the calculation of the County Gentleman, the sum to be expended on the British Turf during the coming season in stakes alone. Mr. Sankey, the well-known American evangelist, contemplates visiting this country early in the summer for the purpos' of conducting evangelistic missions in England, Ireland, and Scotland. He will not be accompanied this time by Mr. Moody. Major Burrows was on Friday, at Westminster Police Court, committed for trial at the Middlesex Sessions on a charge of unlawful wounding and intent to commit grevious bodily harm on Lord Howard de Walden. Bail was accepted for his appearance. Evan David, dr.ver of a tradesman's cart at Llantrissant, was apprehended at Pontypridd on Saturday on a charge of manslaughter. Accused had driven over a child aged six years, daughter of Mr. Herdson, manager of the gasworks, causing her death. The Rev. W. C. Edwards, M.A., rector of Menai Bridge, has been preferred to the. living of Llan- ystumdwy, Merionethshire. The rectory of Bodcdern, vacant by the dejease of Archdeacon Wynn Jones, has been offered by the Bishop of Bangor to the Riv. E. Pryse, rector of Nevin. Serious losses amongst the upland flock-mast :rs are reported. The mountain sheep walks and pasturage have been tliickiy enveloped in snow for some time, and the shepherds report that upwards of 1,000 sheep and young lambs have perished in consequence of the continued severity of the weather. Thomas Wood, alias Thomas Hill, was committed for trial on Tuesday by the Welshpool magistrates on a charge of obtaining forty-eight fowls by false pre- tences. The defendant advertised for fowls in a Shrop- shire paper, and in reply received forty-eight from Thomas Owen, bootmaker, Welshpool. He stated before the magistrates that he had been the dupe of another man. At a private meeting of the leaders of the Conserva- tive party in North Wales, it has been arranged that Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., shall be invited to preside over the great gathering at the Carnarvon Pavilion which the Marquis of Salisbury has consented to address on Tuesday, April lOti!. His lordship will be the guestlof Lord Penrhyn, of Pen- rhyn Castle, Bangor, during his stay in North Wales. Henry Jones, drover, pleaded guilty at Carmarthen- shire Assizes, on Saturday, to murdering his daughter at Carmarthen on December 1st, but add d that he did not know what he was about. Medical evidence was given to the effect that prisoner was epileptic, and, therefore, subject to sudden fits of fury, leading to violent acts against himself and others. JThe jury agreed that the prisoner committed the murder while in an unsound state of mind, and he was ordered to be detained as a criminal lunatic. On Friday, it was reported that one of the largest iron railway carriage and waggon buildiug companies in the South Staffordshire district had just booked a foreign contract valued at £ 100,000. The name of the successful company has not yet officially tran- spired, but it is knovu that nearly all the makers are now very busy on orders from South America, India, Australia, and elsewhere. The largest works are on night and day, and are employing 1000 hands. There has not been such activity for years past. A lecture was delivered by Mr. T. Ellis, M.P., in London, on Monday night, on "The Land and the Church in Wales." The Rev. J. Guinness Rogers presided, and was supported by Mr. H nvard Evans. At the close of the ieeture, a most hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Ellis lor his lecture, and the lo lowing resolution was unanimously adopted :— "That this meeting heartily sympathises with the Welsh people in their efforts to dissestablish the Church of England in the Principality, and to effect a radic d reform in the land hws." The Rev. S. J. Hawkes, M.A. Rector of Pontesbury, has addressed the following letter to the Daily News —Will you add my name, if you think it of any value, to the clerical memorial against coercion in Ireland. I went over to Iieland last summer, passed through one of the districts where evictions were goiug on, and saw the country held down under the heel. of the military, mainly Scotch, just as i had seen old days North-east Italy held uidor the heel of the "Croat soldier," aud 1 believe the result will be the saaie. Co- reiun is, as it has ever been, an utter tailure. An extra, rdinary letter has been received from Mr. E. Swetenham, tue member for the Carnarvon Boroughs, by Mr. u. Jones, Wern, Bodffari, all elector in Carnaivo..shire, who call d the hon. gentleman's attention to the working of the Crimes Act. Mr. Swetenham states that he is a very stron-r advocate of equal laws for England, Wides, and Ireland, wherever the conditions are equal, and if the pLe"s and the sejfscekiiig agitators succeed in making Wales as iawless as Ireland, he will support a similar measure for the amendment of the Criminal Law in Wales. EPPCS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— "B ■/ a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which gOY, rlJ the operation- of digestion and nutrition, and by a ca, ernl application of the tine propertie of well- selected COCOA, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables With a delicately-flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitu- tion may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are fioa ing around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a f,ital shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette.—Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets, by Grocers, labelled-" JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London.Also makers of Epps's After- noon Chocolate Essence. (2209b)
CENTRAL N EWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Rate remains at two and a half per sent. The navy estimates for the coming financial year show a decrease of £ 905,581. A Central News San Remo telegram says-The railway officials here have received no instructions to prepare for the departure of the Crown Prince of Germany, and the rumour is discredited. As six men were descending the Hulton Colliery, near Bolton, last night, the engine break failed, and the cage was hurled down the shaft with terrific force, four of the men being shockingly injured.
FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. The international match, Ireland v. Wales, will be clayed at Wrexham, on Saturday. Cheap return tickets are issued from all the local stations. :V ALE OF LLANGOLLEN V. OSWESTRY (CRESENT).- rhis match is to come off at Llangollen, on Saturday. rhe Crescent team is not a despicable one, being only nvo goals behind the Oswestry town club at their last match, so that a good game may be anticipated on Saturday. WELSH CHALLENGE CUP—NEWTOWN V. MOLD.—This match in the semi-final tie of the Welsh Cup was played at Oswestry, before about 1000 spectators. Newtown won the toss, and elected to kick with the wind. They immediately began to press, and within five minutes from the kick-off almost scored a goal. Worthing soon after scored an unmistakable goal, amidst tremendous cheering. From a scrimmage in front of goal Chapman scored another for Newtown, aud half-time was called with the score unaltered. In the second half the play was rough, but no further scoring was seen. ResultNewtown, 2 goals Mold, nil. _———————
M A W R T H [0 14eg i 21.] Y mis hwn a ddaw i fewn yn gyffredin gida gwuntodd stormllud, ac ewinrew deifiol. Y morwr anffodus a ganfydda ei lester yn ddryllie ar y creigie a amgylchynant hyfryd wlad ei enedigaeth. Blaen- darddiad llysieuol a ddinistrir gien y rhew caled, ac anamserol; a'r llifddyfroudd mawrion, gan ddisgin oddiar y brynie guda rhuthur anwrthnebol, a lethant y blagurun. ac a sgubant ymeth harddwch yr ardd flode. Fel hun y mau nwude drygionus y galon ddynol yn tori allan guda nerth anwrthnebol yn y cvfnod ansefydlog hwno fodoleth, ac yn gneud llesber'brau iengtid yn ddryllie llifeiriant oferedd a sgubant ymeth egwuddorion rhinwedd, y rhai md yduut eto wedi caul amser i wreiddio yn ddwfn a. phob yni ardderchog a fallir gien ddylanwad ddinistriol siampal ddrwg. Dim ond fel yne heddiw oddiwrth YE HEN GRASWR.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:- s. d. s. d Red wheat 4 1 to 4 10 White wheat 4 4 to 5 1 White oat. 2 9 to 3 6 New wheat 4 4 to 5 1 Beef (per lb.; 0 5 to 0 9 Veal ditto II 5t to 0 8 Mutton ciiM.u il £ Lamb ditto 0 6 to 0 7 1'owls (per coa iie 3 0 to 3 6 Ducksditto. 4 0 to 4 6 Kabbits (each) 0 10 t0 1 0 Soles(pG.Ib.). 1 4 to 1 6 Plaice 0 4 to 0 5 Onions ditto 0 0 to 0 lj Potatoes (per measure) 2 0 to 6 Apples (per hund.) 3 0 to 4 u Butter (per lb.) 1 3 to 1 4 Eggs 8 to 10 for 1 0
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, é- DEATHS. 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. HIl-iTHS. Feb. 26th at 25, Park Avenue, Oswestry, the wife of Mr. H. F. Saudford of a daughter. Feb. 20th, the wife of Mr. R. Roberts, Edyrmon House, Cynwyd, of a daughter. Feb. 23rd, the wife of Mr. William Sharp, 87, Collinson-street, Southwark, Bridge-road, London, of daughter. MARRIAGES. Feb. 28th, at the Parish Church, Llangollen, by the Rev. E. R. James, B.D., vicar, assisted by the Rev D C. Jones, B.A., curate, Mr. Alfred Rowson, third son of the late Mr. James Allen Rowson, of Marheld, Grappenball, to Emelie, fourth daughter of Mr. Thomas Davies, Greenfields, Llangollen. DEATHS. Feb. 25th, aged 20, at the Hart and Trumpet Hotel, Gobowen, Crissie, the beloved daughter of Mr. Sampson B°Feber'l8th, aged 33, at Broom Villa, Coton-hill, Edward Hugh, eldest and last surviving son of the late Mr. Edward Bulmer, wine and spirit merchant, w S Feb. 14th! aged 82, at Wynnstay View, Cefn Bychan, Mrs. Caroline Francis. M Feb. 25th, aged 72, at Roft-street, Oswestry, Mr. John Morgan, retired hairdresser. Feb 26th, aged 53, at the Cottage Hospital, Oswestry, Sarah Williams, seamstress. Feb 17th, aged 3 weeks, Robert Ashton, child of Mr. Thomas Hughes, Station House, Gwyddelwern. u' Feb. 20th, aged 34, Mr. Evan Lloyd, Llandegla, son of Mr. Evan Lloyd, Post Office, Bryneglwys. Feb. 21st, aged 59, Mrs. Jane Thomas, Bridge- Feb'. 24th, aged 46, Mr. Richard Edwards, Rhewl, Feb"' 28th, aged 10 months, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Frank Hall, gamekeeper, Hafod-yr. hesg, Llantysilio.
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