LOCAL & DISTRICT NEWS. LLANGOLLEN. ASSEMBLY ROOMS. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fredericks, the celebrated London artistes, who are making their second successful tour of North and South Wales, will appear in their popular and highly-amusing entertainment on Monday evening next, July 29th, at the Assembly Rooms, Llangollen. Mrs. Fredericks represents no less than 20 different characters in one evening with remarkable rapidity. As they have for many years past ranked among the best' and most amusing entertainers of the day, those who can enjoy a hearty laugh should not fail to attend. LATTER-DAY SAINTS.—On Friday evening, two young missionaries preached in Chapel-square. They delivered pure gospel truths, but, alas! mixed with them the abominable doctrines of the Mormons, which, on being interrogated by the audience, they defended with no small amount of vigour. THE BAPTIST COLLEGE.—Several of the students at this college have received invitations to become pastors-Mr. T. Frimston, from Llangefni, Angle- sey; Mr. A. Morgan, from Festiniog; Mr. J. John, from Treuddyn and Leeswood and Mr. Benjamin Humphreys, from the Welsh church in Manchester, all the invitations having been accepted. PREACHERS FOR NEXT SUNDAY.—English Baptist Chapel (Penybryn), at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Dr. Ellis, pastor English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street), at 11 15 a.m. and 6 p.m., student from Didsbury College Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, at 10 a.m., Rev. D. A. Williams, Llan- gollen, and at 6 p.m., Mr. Richard Williams, Glyndyfrdwy; Independent Chapel (Church- street), at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mr. John Owens, Bala; Welsh Baptist Chapel, at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,Rev. Gethin Davies, The College, Llangollen Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. Ellis Edwards, M.A., Bala College; Penllyn Mission Room, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., SUNSTROKE.-As Edward Edwards, of John- street, was following his work on the Trevor- road on Monday last, he was noticed by passers- by to be staggering and unable to talk. This lead to his conveyance home, and Dr. Jones was sent for, who pronounced the case to be one of sunstroke. We hear that the poor man has been in a state of half-stupor since the attack, and his recovery is said to be doubtful. MR. EDWIN HARRISS, of 3, Erddig-terrace, Wrexham, begs to inform his pupils that he will resume lessons in this neighbourhood on Tuesday, August 6th. [Advt.] THE WEATHER.—After about a month of the most splendid weather which, most of the time, was of extreme heat, the thunderstorms and rains during the last few days in various parts were truly refreshing. But the storm did not reach this neighbourhood till Wednesday after- noon, when loud peals of thunder were heard and the showers were very heavy. The river Dee is slightly swollen, and is in fine condition for fishing. Wednesday's storm was very violent in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Ireland, and several persons were injured and killed by the lightning. BOAT TRIP.-On Wednesday morning last, the members of the English Baptist Sunday School had their annual excursion to Chirk Castle. Three boats pretty well filled left the Llangollen Wharf at 10 45 a.m., the aspect of the weather at the time being rather threatening. Hopes were, however, entertained that the heavy mist overhanging the vale would clear up, as is often the case, about the middle of the day; but alas it commenced to rain at 1130, and continued incessantly until 1 o'clock. There was now some slight prospect of an improvement, but at 2 o'clock a thunderstorm came on, the rain at the time coming down in torrents. All the children and adults arrived at the noble castle in a sad great tavour on account ot the drenching ram. Also great praise is due to the housekeeper, porter and other servants, who did all they could to make their guests happy under the adverse circumstances in which they were placed. About 200 partook of tea, and at half-past 5 o'clock the party made their way towards the boats, in which they started at 6 45 p.m.,arriving at the Llangollen Wharf at 9 15, several of them being wet to the skin. CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY.—Sermons in aid of the funds of the Church Building Society through- out England and Wales were preached in the Parish Church on Sunday last, at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., by the Rev. R. Milburn Blakiston, M.A., the secretary. The discourses were listened to with much attention by the large audiences who filled the sacred edifice. DOG LICENCES.—When licences are taken out for all the dogs belonging to a pack of hounds, it shall not be necessary for the owner of the pack to take out licences for any young hounds under the age of 12 months, so long as they are not entered in, or used with any pack.—The 38th sec. of the Act 32 and 33 Vie., c. 14, which required farmers to pay the duty for dogs used by their shepherds has been repealed; and exemption from duty in respect of sheep dogs may now be obtained on the delivery of a proper declaration by the following persons, viz. :-A shepherd, for one or two dogs kept by him, and used solelv in calling or occupation as a shepherd. A farmer, for one or two dogs kept by him, and used solely in tending sheep or cattle on his farm. An occupier of a sheep farm, owning sheep which feed on common or unenclosed land, for three dogs, when the number of his sheep exceeds 400; for four 11 1 dogs, when the number of his sheep amounts to 1000; and tor one additional dog for every full number ot 500 sheep above 1000—for tending such sheep-but in no case shall exemption be allowed for more than 8 dogs kept on a farm.-It must be observed that the declarations and certi- ficates expire on the 31st December annually. If, therefore, a fresh declaration be not male before the end of the month of January in every year, shepherds and farmers keeping sheep dogs will be liable to penalties in the same manner as other persons keeping dogs without a licence.—A licence is not necessary in the case of a dog kept and used solely by a blind person for his or her guidance. —Police constables by this Act (41 and 42 Vic., c. 15) may now prosecute before a court of sum- mary jurisdiction for the recovery of the penalty any person found keeping a dog without a licence.
A TRAIN FALLING INTO A R A train on the Great Northern lin arriving at the Stamford station on T afternoon, where all the passengers alighl driven to the engine shed, a short distanc take in water at a point which overha: river Welland. When approaching the sh off the bank into the river. The driver the engine at the time it left the rails, an< the danger jumped into the water anc ashore.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. CHEAP SUMMER EXCURSIONS. ON EVERY MONDAY until further notice, an EXCURSION TRAIN for CHESTER, BIRKENHEAD AND LIVERPOOL, T WILL LEA YE a.m. a.m. CORWEN at 6 48 TREVOR at 8 55 LLANGOLLEN. 8 45 ACREEAIR., ,,9 2 Returning same days. For fares, &c., see special bills. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Paddington Terminus. (396) MR. BALL, DENTIST, OF MANCHESTER, WILL ATTEND LLANGOLLEN, PERSONALLY, At DA VIES' S TREVELYAN TEMPERANCE HOTEL, 10, CASTLE STREET, (Just opposite the "Advertiser" Office,) August 15th, September 3rd and 25th. SEWING MACHINE MANUFACTORY. THE BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SEWING MACHINES. SEWING MACHINES and other light S Machinery manufactured on the premises. All kinds of Lawn Mowers repaired and re-sharpened. Turning, Boring, and Lathe, Planing Machines; Bicycles; Harmoniums; Steam Engines, and Musical Instruments to order and in process, at moderate terms. Sewing Machines of every maker. All warranted for four years.—Lessons FREE. R. PRICE, Machine Maker, Regent Street, (368) Llangollen. STAMP A&t OFFICE. TRY Richard Griffith and Co/s NEW SEASON TEA At 2s. 6d.; Finest at 3s. The very best value given in every Article of GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, FLOUR, CORN, MEALS, &c. nTT?A.mL>TOX3 oa.z.23 or BUMMER DRAPERY GOODS AT IMMENSE REDUCTIONS. A CALL WILL OBLIGE. DRAPERY AND GROCERY ESTABLISHMENT. NOTICE THE ADDRESS,— 21, CASTLE STREET, LLANGOLLEN. THE RHYL WINTER GARDENS. OPEN DAILY.—Flowers in great perfection, Waterfall, Lake, Rustic Bridge, Houses, &c., all combining to make it a pleasant place of resort. Lawns for Tennis, Badminton, Croquet, Bowls, Archery; Quoiting Grounds; Inside and Outside Rink for Skaters with Plumpton Skates. July 8th, for 4 weeks only, Bon Bon, the Little Blondin on the high rope. For 12 nights, Dussoni's celebrated troupe of Performing Dogs' Monkeys, and Goats, 15 in number. 12 nights' Harcourt and O'Connor,character duetists, twelve changes nightly. -p 5 rst Annual Horticultural Exhibition, under the Patronage of Lord R. Grosvenor M.P.- Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P.; H. R. Hughes, Esq., Kinmel Park; R. B. Hesketh, Esq.; Gwrych Castle; T. Main- waring, Esq., Galltfaenan, &c. Prizes, over = £ 70. July 29th, for 2 weeks only, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson and Miss Mitchell, in their classical entertainment, entitled "The Studio." August 5th, Dr. Lynn, the Hindoo Conjuror, in his varied entertainment as he appeared before Royalty. 12 nights, Monsieur King and Madame Tsidora in their Unique Entertainment. August 12th, Second Grand Brass Band Contest, open to All Comers. Prizes, £70. 12 days only, Dr. Lynn's Living Marionettes from the Royal Aquarium, London, &c. 4 entertainments daily. August 26th, Tell and Tell, for 12 nights, and Tom Barger in his wonderful Ventriloquial entertain- ment. During the Season, the Grounds will be illuminated Firework Displays, Musical Promenades; Perform- ing Fleas, Hindoo Snake Charmers. Refreshments of the choicest kind, Luncheons,Teas, ao, J By order, (399) J0HN DEVINE> SECRETARY. NEW DRAPERY SHOP, BRIDGE STREET, LLANGOLLEN. D. JONES (LATE AT MESSRS. MORRIS AND HUGHES'S) HAVING OPENED THE ABOVE SHOP, TRUSTS by punctuality and strict attention to business to merit a share of public patronge and support. It being an old-established stationer's shop, he intends uniting the two businesses. Mrs. J. will give her attention to the DRESS- MAKING, and hopes, by care and application, to give satisfaction to her supporters. (379) DRESSMAKIN G.—IM P R O V E R S AND APPRENTICES WANTED to the above business. Apply to D. Jones, Bridge-street, Llan- gollen. (380) TTOLSE TO LET, pleasantly situated, con- t> j Four Rooms on Ground Floor and Four Bedrooms, with Garden and Out-buildings, ten minutes walk from Trevor Station. Rent = £ 20, inclu- ding rates and taxes. Apply at D. Jones's, Bridge- street, Llangollen. (381) T)IRMIN GHAM GOODS, JEWELLERY, WATCHES, HARMONIUMS, HOUSEHOLD E AGENTS WANTED. Enlarged Book free. Apply—Henry May, Birming- ham. (408)
LLANGOLLEN LOCAL DIRECTORY. FireBrigade:- Mr. H.Davies,Castle-street, superintendent. Town Crier :—Mr. Enoch Robert Edwards, Pen y-coed. Police Station:—Mr. H. Humphreys, inspector. Stamp Office :-Mr. R. Griffith's, Castle-street. Inland Revenue Officer:—Mr. Chambers, Bryn Aber. Railway Station Fussell, station-master. District Medical Officers:—Mr. Hughes, surgeon, Min- ffordd; Dr. Drinkwater, Geufron; and Mr. Jones, surgeon, Regent-street. Public Vaccinator for Llangollen and District :-Dr. Williams, Tregeiriog. Baptist College:—Rev. H. Jones, D.D., president; the Rev. Gethin Davies, classical tutor. Board School:—Mr. J. Clarke, master; Miss M. Griffiths, governess; Miss Lloyd, infant governess. National School:—Mr. Marsh, master, and Mrs. Marsh, governess. Registrar of Births and Deaths :—Mr. Robert Hughes, relieving officer, who attends every Tuesday in a room near Mr. Edwards's, watchmaker, Castle-street-square. Registrar of MarriagesMr. Edward Roberts, Grapes Hotel. Gas Company :—Office in Queen-street. Secretary—Mr. Samuel Hughes. Overseera :—Mr. S. Lloyd, butcher; Mr. George Edwards, Trevor; Mr. Hiram Davies, Castle-street; and Mr. Rd. Edwards, Llandyn. Assistant Overseer:—Mr. S. Morton, Brynhowel, near Llangollen. Guardians:—Mr. John Parry, Trefynant; Mr. John Thomas, Mr. John Morris, and Mr. T. R. J. Parry, Llangollen-fechan. Highway Board:—Clerk — Mr. C. Richards. Surveyor- Mr. Thomas Edmunds. County Court:—Judge—Mr. Horatio Lloyd, Registrar— Mr. A. H. Reid. Public Newsroom:—Near the Market Hall. Open from 9 a.m to 10 30 p.m. President-Col. Tottenham, Plas Berwyn. Vice-President—Mr. S. G. Fell Hon. Secretary—Mr. R. R. Williams, Regent House. Assistant Secretary—Mr. Gomer Rowlands.Greenfield-terrace. Hon.Treasurer-Mr. G.Williams, North & South Wales Bank. Visitors admitted for one penny. Working Men's Institute:—Situated in Brook-street. Open only on Saturday evenings during the summer months, from seven to eight o'clock, when books may be obtained from the circulating library. President-Mr. Henry Hughes, The College. Cottage HospitalSituated in Abbey-street. Secretary- Mr. S. G. Fell. School BoardMr J. Parry, Trefynant; Mr. R. Griffith, Castle-street; Mr. John Thomas, Market-street; Capt. Best, and Mr.W. Eddy. Clerk-Mr. J Parry Jones, Chapel-street. Treasurer—Mr. W Richards, The Bank. Meetings-Third Tuesday in each month. Local Board :—Clerk—Mr. J. Parry Jones, Chapel-street Surveyor—Mr. T. Edmunds. Meetings-First Thursday in each month. Petty Sessions:—Clerk—Mr. C. Richards. Meetings-Last Tuesday in each month. PUBLIC WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS. The Established Church.-Services are held at the Parish Church, in English, as follow:—On Sundays, Matins at 10 30 a.m.; Litany and children's service at 3 15 p.m.; Evensong at 6 p.m.; and Sunday school at 2 p.m. Holy Communion every Sunday and on Saints' Days at 8 a.m., and on the first and third Sundays in each month, after the 10 30 service. Daily prayers at 8 40 a.m. and 5 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when Evensong will be at 7 p.m. Singing meetings on Sunday after the evening service, & on Wednes- day evenings at 8 p.m.-St. John's Church (Welsh): Morn- ing prayer and sermon at 10 30 a.m.; Evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Holy communion the first Sunday in each month, after the 10 30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 2 p.m. -St. Mary's, Eglwyseg(Welsh): On Sundays-School at 10 30 a.m.; sermon at 2 30 p.m.; prayer meeting at 6 p.m.—St. David's Chapel, Froncyssylltau: On Sundays-English ser- vice at 11 a.m.; school at 2 p.m.; Litany and children's service at 3 15 p.m.; Welsh service at 6 p,m.-Vivod School- room Sunday School at 2 p.m.-Vicar, Rev. E. R. James, B.D. Curates, Rev. H. D. Morgan, B.A., and the Rev. R. Bowcott, B.A. The Calvinistic Methodists or Presbyterians.—Divine servi- ces are held at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m., in Welsh. The pulpit is mostly supplied by ministers in connection with the Flint- shire synod or monthly meeting.—Mission Room: Brook- street. Sunday school held at 2 p.m., and service at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Independents.—Divine services are held at Glan-yr-afon Chapel at 10 a.m. and 6 p„m. in Welsh. Welsh Baptist Chapel.—Divine services are held at Castle- street Chapel at 9 30 a.m. and 6 0 p.m. English Baptist Chapel.—Divine services are held at Pen-y- bryn Chapel at 10 30 a.m. and 6 0 p.m. Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ellis. The Wesleyan Methodists.—Divine services are held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ministers, the Rev. D. Anwyl Williams, Epworth Villa, and the Rev. J. Cadvan Davies, Cefn Mawr. English Wesleyan Chapel.—Divine services are held at 11 15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ministers, the Rev. J. M. Bamford, Epworth Lodge, Wrexham, and the Rev. G. H. Barker, 9, King-street, Wrexham. Llantysilio Church.—English service every Sunday at 3 30 p.m. (3 p m. from first of October to first of April), also on the first Sunday in the month, at 10 30 a.m.. with celebration of Holy Communion.-Welsh service at 10 15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Holy Communion on the third Sunday in the month. Vicar, Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A. (Cantab). POST OFFICE. Morning despatch for London and all provincial towns and foreign at 10 a.m. Despatch for North and South of England, Scotland, Ireland, and South Wales, at 5 30 p.m. In the evening,letters for London, Ruabon, Dolgelley, Bala, Wrexham, Chester, and all parts of the kingdom, and foreign parts, can be posted until 8 5 p.m.; with an additional penny stamp, until 8 15 p.m. Newspapers until 7 35 p.m.; with an extra half-penny stamp, until 8 15 p.m. On Sundays the letter-boxes are closed at 7 55 p.m. Letters, newspapers. &c.- for Corwen can be nost" Letters can be registered until 7 35 p.m.; double fee until 8 o p.m. On Sundays the office is closed for the day at 10 a.m. There are two day deliveries; the former commences at 7 0 a.m., and the latter at 2 15 p.m. Letters arriving by the Corwen mail, at 8 55 p.m., are delivered the following morning. Postal Telegraph Office open from 8 0 a.m. to 8 0 p.m.; on Sundays from 8 0 a.m. to 10 0 a.m. Savings Bank open from 9 0 a.m. until 6 0 p.m. On Satur- days from 9 0 a.m. to 8 0 p.m. Money Orders are issued and paid from 9 0 a.m. until 6 0 p.m.; on Saturdays until 8 0 p.m. The office is situate in Bridge-street.—Mr. W. H. Davies, postmaster. BANKS. Messrs. Richards and Co., Bank Buildings, Berwyn-street; open from ten till three, on Thursdays from ten till one. North and South WalesBank, Bridge-street; open from ten till three, on Thursdays from ten till one. Manager, Mr. Griffith Williams.
IT was definitely announced on Thursday week that the Rev. Mr. Richardson, Aberdovey, brother of the vicar of Corwen, had accepted the living of Rhyl. THE corn harvest in the Yale of Clwyd promises uncommonly well, and it is expected that harvest operations will be commenced at the end of this month. THE corporation of London have resolved to present the freedom of the city to Lords Beaconsfield and Salisbury, in testimony of its appreciation of the eminent services rendered to the country in the recent Berlin congress. THE QUEEN AND PRINCESS BEATRICE left Windsor on Friday for Osborne, where the court will stay about five weeks. THE territory alienated from Turkey by the treaty of Berlin is roughly 71,500 square miles, or considerably more than the whole area of England and Wales, and the population lost to her is more than three and a half millions, or somewhat more than the entire population of London. A SPECIAL telegram from Larnaca gives an account of the installation of Sir Garnet Wolseley as Administrator of the Government of Cyprus. The ceremony was witnessed by a great crowd of people, Greek and Turkish. After Sir Garnet had taken the oath of allegiance and the oath of office, his pro- clamation to the inhabitants was read, and repeated in Greek and Turkish. The national anthem was then played, and the fleet fired a salute of seventeen guns. At the close of the proceedings there was great cheering. THE limes says that Lord Beaconsfield's triumph has been crowned by perhaps the most conspicuous honour which it remained for her Majesty to bestow upon him. He remains the Earl of Beaconsfield, and he would do ill to exchange the title for one nominally more dignified; but as a Knight.of the Garter he holds a place amid emperors, kings, and princes of the royal blood. It is an extra- ordinary honour, but by the general voice of his countrymen it will be acknowledged to have been not undeserved. FLINTSHIRE ASSIZES were opened and con eluded on Monday. Lord Justice Bramwell, in charging the grand jury, congratulated them on the extraordinary freedom from crime in the principality. In the whole of the northern part of Wales there had been for trial only 14 prisoners, which, to his mind, was a most remarkable thing. MR. GLADSTONE, in his speech to the South- wark Liberals on Saturday, and in reply to an address, begged to be excused from again assuming the leadership of the party, but remarked on the importance of Liberal organisation. Proceeding to discuss foreign affairs, he said there was not a despotic government on the continent that would have dared to enter into such engagements as the Government of Lord Beaconsfield had entered into. By the treaty of Berlin, Russia had gained all she wished, as well as a pretext for war with Turkey at any moment by demanding payment of the indemnity; while Turkey no longer retained her integrity or her independence. If the people of England pronounced against that treaty, it was yet possible for the country to recede from it without a breach of national faith. But the Anglo-Turkish convention was a much more serious matter; he could only describe it as an insane convention. Every Englishman should be ashamed of its duplicity, 0 and it would alienate many Powers from us. The British Government had sold Bessarabian liberty, it. had sold what the Montenegrins had almost conquered for themselves to Austrian jealousy, it had sold the Greeks to Turkey, and finally it had sold Turkey to so-called British interests. He hoped before long the doers of these misdeeds would receive from the people the condemnation they deserved. AT the Staffordshire branch of the British Medical Association, J. T. Arlidge, M.D., being in the chair, Mr. Lawson Tait showed an ovarian tumour, and gave a full account of the case of Mrs. Richard Rees, Glynceiriog, from whom it was removed. The patient, who has since died, was under the care of Dr. Price Jones, of Llangollen, and was removed; to Birmingham, where she went under the painful operation of having her abdomen opened by Dr. Tait, Dr. Tims, and Dr. Savage. She only survived three days, when a post- mortem examination was made by Dr. Saundby, the result being the finding of the above cancerous tumour in the abdomen. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE broke out on Monday in the warehouse of Mr. Thomas Coffin, iron- monger, of Ellesmere. The warehouse contained a quantity of gunpowder, and Mr. Charles Lloyd, at the imminent risk of his life, made his way into the building, and removed the gunpowder. AT a meeting of the Manchester Liberal Council on Tuesday evening, a resolution was passed declaring that the Government in the Anglo-Turkish Convention had been guilty of international immorality, had violated the principles of the constitution, and grossly abused the prerogative of the Crown; and the Council, in affirming that the policy of the Government should be at once submitted to the judgment of the people, called upon Par- liament to declare the Convention to be null and void, and demanded the dismissal of the Ministers who had induced the Queen to sanction it.
THE REGENERATION OF TURKEY. THERE can be no doubt of the ability of must be nominated as Governors of Provinces, and placed in all responsible positions, and in return the emoluments of office must be secured to them for a term of years. Should nonesuch befoundin the Turkish empire, which is highly probable considering the usual material of which pashas are made, British or other European officers must be substituted for Turks as Provincial Governors. Should the present Sultan display the selfishness or incapacity for which Turkish Sultans are remarkably conspicuous, he must be pensioned off, and a ruler better acquainted with his public duties put in his place. In a word, Great Britain must act as she would with a rajah of Baroda or any other tributary Indian State. In this way the Turkish Empire can alone be regenerated. Of the Turkish Government we do not speak; it was hopelessly shattered to pieces at Plevna, and England must either govern Turkey or hand it over to Russia. There is no room for the three mysterious ways of which the ex-British Premier, Mr. Gladstone, is so remarkably fond. The work must either be done or not done. No mass of words, however eloquently they may be arranged-no learned illustrations or scholarly disquisitions—can alter facts. The facts that stand out prominently in this Eastern Question are, first, that Turkey, single- handed and left alone to face the ambition and the cupidity of her neighbours, is a prey doomed to the spoiler; second, that Turkey, or rather its government, is helplessly ignorant and incapable. It means selling provinces at Constantinople to the highest bidder, and sacrificing the inhabitants in order that harem nominees may make their fortunes, and Con- stantinople usurers amass wealth. Third, that the Government of Turkey in the way described offers colourable pretexts for foreign intrigues, and must lead to the swift destruction of Turkey. Fourth, that the independence of Turkey is a myth, and that she must be placed under the guardianship of a strong European Power in order to avert self-destruction. Russia would willingly constitute herself that guardian, with the hope of ultimately succeeding to the Turkish heritage. England alone can restore Turkey to herself, and make Turkey a power- ful and independent State but this can only be effected by gradually transforming the Turkish Government, For the present the British Government must constitute itself the virtual ruler of Turkey, and the Sultan must accept the British Ambassador as a kind of permanent mayor of the Palace, resident at Constantinople. In ho other way can the absorption of Turkey by rival States be avoided, and the possible outbreak of a formidable European war at no distant date be averted. Regarded, therefore, as a standpoint from which Great Britain can proceed to civilise and regenerate Asiatic Turkey, to reform its Government, and to put an end to desolating wars, the possession of Cyprus by Great Britain is an acquisition which the world will not envy her. Only she must not content herself with offering Turkey good advice, but must see that Turkish reforms are carried out, or else she must annex Turkey in Asia in the same way as she has done British India. There is no resting for first-class Powers who take upon themselves first-class duties.
THE HAR^TRYSD?UIPI0N" I HE J ^7. "e bay harvest was not at any period within the recollection of the inhabit- ants in such a forward state in this high district as it is at present, nearly all having been secured in excellent condition. All other crops are very promising- ARRIVAL.—On Saturday evening last, Mr. Isaac Williams, brother of Mr. Elias Williams, druggist, arrived here from New York, having been a resident in that wonderful city of the great continent for forty-two years. Mr. Williams was over in the land of his ancestors once before about I thirty-two years ago. Although he only speaks English in the far West, he is able to converse very fluently in his mother tongue. We were glad to see_ Mr. Williams look so well. He intends returning to his family in a few weeks.
DENBIGH. WATER WANTED IN THE CASTLE DISTRICT.-The neighbours say that the want of a water supply here is simply awful. There is a water tap at the tower, but a housewife or her messenger will have I? to wait so long for her turn that it is far better to go down to the Goblin well. THE BUILDING TRADE.—There is every prospect of a brisk season of work in the building trade in this town. The new street of houses and villas to be built on the big garden land adjoining the railway station is to be commenced forthwith.
CORWEN. POSTAL DELIVERY.—A new improvement has recently taken place in the postal delivery in this town, inasmuch as letters from South Wales and parts of England are received and distributed shortly after four p.m., so that there are now three deliveries in the day. THE HARVEST.—Notwithstanding the wet season -in the early part of summer, or perhaps to some extent by means of it—the hay crop in the Edeyrnion Valley is better than it has been for some years. A few more days of this excellent weather and the farmers will see it all in. The present appearance of the corn, especially the wheat, gives fair promise of an abundant harvest. THE MORMON SAINTS.—Two young missionaries or "apostles," or whatever their office, belonging to the peculiar people called Latter-day Saints, visited this neighbourhood, and preached in the open air on Tuesday week. They were patiently listened to by a large crowd, who, out of curiosity, had gathered to hear the new doctrines. We thought that the crimes of Brigham Young would have prevented any saint or sinner from looking upon him as a heaven-sent prophet, but it seems that he is still spoken of as sustaining that character. THE FOOTBRIDGE OVER THE DEE BY TREWYN.— Some time ago, we had occasion to say that this bridge was in a very dilapidated state. Subsequently, however, it received the attention of someone whose duty it was to repair it, but we have yet to desire the goodness of its being again attended to, as it is in a very bad condition and it is upon good authority we state that a young girl found her way accidentally through one of the gaps on Monday last, and was, as may be imagined, immersed in the water below. Luckily, the water is at present low or the accident might have been of a serious nature. However, we trust that the necessary repairs will be executed without delay. ADJOURNED INQUEST AT THE UNION WORKHOUSE. -An adjourned inquest was held at the Board Room of the Corwen Union on Tuesday, July 23rd, before W. Williams, Esq., deputy coroner, touching the death of Mary Hughes, an inmate of the said workhouse, who died suddenly on Sunday morning, July 14th. The following persons were sworn as jury:—Mr. Wm. Jones, chemist (foreman), Messrs. G. Humphreys, H. Rees, R. Hughes, H. Williams, F. G. Jones, W. Williams, L. Williams, H. Davies, J. Dixon, R. Thomas, and R. P. Roberts. Owing to the absence of a jury, a delay of an hour took place before the inquest could be opened. The coroner kindly received the explanation of the juror, who had understood the hour of meeting to be 1 o'clock and not 12. After the jury were sworn, the coroner read over the evidence given on Thursday, the 15th inst., as follows :-Margaret Davies: I am an inmate of the Corwen Workhouse, and slept in the same room as deceased. On Sunday morning, I heard her fall, and called Catherine Roberts and Elizabeth Williams, who raised her to bed. This was from 2 to 3 o'clock in the morning. When I found her, I called the master. The doctor was not sent for till 7 o'clock in the morning. The deceased took bread and milk on Saturday night, and did not complain of any illness.-Catherine Roberts corroborated the evidence of the previous witness, and said she found the deceased on the floor when called to the room. The doctor was sent for about 7 or 8 o'clock in the morning, and Mr. Cole (Dr. Walker's assistant) came immediately. I and the matron laid (iut the body about 8 o'clock in the morning. There were no marks on it. Deceased came from Llangollen. I never heard of her having any fits, but she used to complain of pain in her side. Elizabeth Williams and Mary Thomas corroborated the evidence of the previous witnesses.-r-At this stage the inquest was adjourned to Tuesday, July 23rd, and the coroner ordered Dr. Jones, Corwen, to make a post-mortem examination of the body. Dr. Jones, sworn, [ am Tf.gr;sf,flT>Art madiaa) practit-innpr at Corwen. In obedience to the order of the coroner., I made a post-mortem examination of the body of Mary Hughes at the Corwen Workhouse, on Tuesday, July 16th. The cause of death was a rupture of the aorta close to its origin. The pericadim was full of blood-in its healthy state it is quite empty without a drop of blood in it. She was suffering from general disorganisation of the arterial system, and had a fatty heart.-By a juror (Mr. R. P. Roberts) Did you notice any marks of violence on the body ?—None, whatever. -The coroner remarked that it appeared to him after the evidence heard that the deceased died a natural death, and requested the party to consider their verdict, which was that the deceased died on the 14th day of July from natural causes and not by violence.
HOLYHEAD; HEAVY Eo G.-A very heavy fog was experienced out at sea during Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, causing serious delays to the steamers to and from Ireland. The only accident reported was the stranding of the railway steamer "Stanley" in Carlingford Loch on Friday night, while on her passage from Greenore to Holyhead. She got off safely by the following tide and arrived here at eleven o'clock on Saturday evening, being nearly seventeen hours late. STABBING ON BOARD SHIP.-On Saturday morning, the ship Queenstown," of Richmond, U.S., put in this harbour and reported that the mate had been stabbed, the crew mutinous, and that assistance was required. Dr. Williams surgeon, Police-Sergeant Hughes, and a squad of coastguards under arms went on board as soon as possible, but no resistance was made by the seamen. Captain Pennington, who commanded the vessel, stated that they were bound from Liverpool to Boston, and that shortly after leaving port a seaman named George Joseph, a Maltese, who was at the wheel was observed to approach William Sylvester, the second mate and stab him with a knife, causing a deep wound on his breast just above his heart. The captain then proceeded to place Joseph in irons, but nine of the crew (foreigners) united together and prevented him from doing so. The captain seeing things getting serious, turned in here. The doctor, after examining the mate, ordered his removal to the hospital, where he lies in a precarious state. On being charged by Sergeant Hughes, prisoner admitted having stabbed the mate and thrown the knife overboard he also anxiously enquired whether he would "be hung for it." George Joseph was brought up on Monday before the magistrates and, after a few enquiries, was remanded till Wednesday, on which day a letter was received from London stating that Joseph could not be tried at Holyhead, but must be taken before the consul at Liverpool. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Monday, before J. Roberts, Esq., county coroner, on the body of Hugh Hughes, grocer and provision dealer, Porthyfelin, who was found drowned on the beach at an early hour that day. It was rumoured that deceased had committed suicide, but the verdict was "Found drowned." ACCIDENT. An Irish labourer, commonly known by the name of Mick," met with a serious accident on Tuesday. He was engaged at the new station works, and whilst hoisting a large iron girder, the chain broke, the girder falling on his foot smashing it in so fearful a manner as to necessitate amputation. THE ENGLISH BAPTISTS of Holyhead are rejoicing in the advent into the town of the Rev. J. Voice, of Bristol, a gentleman whose pulpit eloquence is spoken of in the highest terms of praise. Mr. Voice has preached in the English Baptist Chapel on several occasions, and has created so favourable an impression that his permanent stay is earnestly requested by his co- religionists. If what we hear is true, the rev. gentleman has now accepted the pastorate and will commence his duties at the beginning of next month.
THE MONMOUTHSHIRE TRAGEDY. ARREST OF THE SUPPOSED MURDERERS. A foreign seaman has been apprehended at Newport, on the supposition that he is the murderer of the Watkins family. His name is Joseph Garcia, and he is known to have been discharged from Usk prison on Tuesday morning, where he had undergone nine months' imprison- ment for housebreaking in the county. The driver of the mail cart noticed the man about seven on Wednesday evening, two miles from Abergavenny, and refused his application for a lift to Newport. On the arrival of the mail cart, the driver ascertained from the local papers that a murder had been committed, and communicated his suspicions to the police, who at once watched the entrances to the town. At twelve o'clock at night the prisoner entered the town, and in broken English indicated his desire to go to Cardiff by the Great Western Railway. Whilst standing at a fountain near the station, he was interrogated by Police-constable Tooke and apprehended. His appearance indicates that he has been engaged in a severe struggle, his face, hands, and arms being bloody and much scratched. Some of his clothing was wet as if it had been washed, and marks of blood were here and there plainly visible. In his possession was a large clasp knife, which appears also to have been washed, some female clothing, and several articles of small value, which he had not when he left prison. He appears unable to speak English, and has not yet been seen by an interpreter. He is a short man, about five feet four inches high, and is entered on the prison calendar as 20 years of age. He was wearing heavy boots, but had previously worn canvas ones. A Swede, who was in his company when he entered the town, has been detained, but it is not supposed that he had anything to do with the murder, as he is a resident of Newport, and known. Great excite- ment prevails in the district at the diabolical deed which has been perpetrated, and the village has been visited by large numbers of persons. The prisoner was on Monday arraigned before the county magistrates at Caerleon-upon-Usk. The prisoner, who pleaded not guilty, was committed for trial at the assizes. THE INQUEST. The inquest on the bodies of William Watkins, his wife, and three children was opened at Llangybi on Friday evening last. After the jury had visited the cottage where the murders were committed, and had inspected the premises and viewed the bodies, they returned to the village and proceeded to take evidence. Several witnesses spoke to the discovery of the bodies as already reported.-Harriet Bowyer deposed that she saw the prisoner Joseph Garcia lyiug about a hundred yards from the house of the deceased persons.-Ann G. Watkins proved that she gave the prisoner water on the day of the murder, when he called at her house in Llangybi.—A warder from Usk prison stated that Garcia was released from prison on the morning of the day referred to, and he gave a description of the clothes worn by the prisoner. He had no knife in his possession when liberated.—Police-Ser- geant M'Grath proved the apprehension of Garcia at the Great Western station at Newport. At the time, prisoner had with him a bag containing a cloth jacket, a blacklead brush, some works of a clock, gloves, stockings, handkerchiefs, &c. Some of the articles had been washed, and these the jury closely examined. The prisoner had also a few shillings and a knife in his possession when apprehended.-Mary Ann WatkinS, daughter of the deceased, identified several articles produced as her parents' property. On Monday she left her father's home after a. fortnight's holiday. The boots produced were her father's.—Dr. Donald Boulton, who made a post-mortem examination, described the nature of the wounds on the man's body, and said they could not have been self-inflicted.-The jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict of Wilful murder against Joseph Garcia. t, THE FUNERAL. The bodies of the murdered persons were, contrary to expectation, buried on Friday evening. Dr. Boulton, from sanitary reasons, advised the burial, and it was also thought if a fixed time were appointed the crowds would be immense. After the bodies had been viewed they were, therefore, coffined, and the vicar performed the funeral service at six o'clock. A large grave was dug in Llangybi churchyard, in which the bodies of the father and mother were laid side by side, and the children on the top. The four remaining children were chief mourners. Hundreds of persons were present, and much sympathy was shown.
THE EURYDICE. Success again attended the operations at the wreck of the Eurydice on the 18th inst. The ship was again taken in tow at the rise of the tide, and the flotilla and craft who keep the Eurydice up on either side moved slowly shore- wards. One mile and about 700 yards was accomplished, when towing had to be discontinued, as the shallowness of the water rendered It dangerous for the assisting vessels to venture near shore, for fear of being grounded. In con- sequence of this the wreck will now be grounded in about 50 or 60 feet of water. Her mainmast will be cut away, and by means of two of the lifting vessels being attached to her bow and stern she will be raised sufficiently to allow of her being pumped out. This once done, the work of towing the ill-fated vessel with her ghastly freight of corpses into Portsmouth harbour will be a matter of ease compared with the manifold difficulties which have had to be encountered before the operations were attended with the slightest success.
THE WESLEYAN METHODIC CONFERENCE. At Bradford, on Monday, for two and hours the Rev. G. W. Oliver maintair attention of a crowded audience whii assembled in Eastbrook Chapel with his on the subject of "Future Punishment. various theories of universalism, anuihilal and conditional immortality were discuss disproved. The hundred and thirty-fifth W Conference was opened at Bradford on T The Rev. Dr. Rigg, principal of the West Normal Institution, was elected preside the Rev. Marmaduke Osborn conference se<
MR. RICHARD, M.P. Mr. Henry Richard, who has returned thi from Berlin, has made an interesting sta to the committee of the Peace Society res] his visit. He was deputed, with Professor Levy, to attend the congress, with the v inducing the plenipotentiaries formally t, nowledge the principle of arbitration in national disputes. They presented an imp memorial to congress on the subject, and most courteously and considerately receiv some of the plenipotentiaries, but the sub] was found, could not be entertained, as thi gress had resolved to deal with nothing bi treaty of San Stefano.