NEW YORK AND ITS PEOPLE. It may be interesting to mention that of 1,537,276 productively industrious New Yorkers, 351,628 are farmers or farmhand j; one-half of the working women of the state are house servants, while there are no fewer than 137,416 of the same. Over 150,000 men are engaged as day labourers the machinists number 14,066; the coopers, 8,971 the iron foundry operatives, 8,920; the black- smiths, 19,803 the cabinet makers, 7,963 the tanners, 4,268 the mill and factory operatives, 16,613; the printers, 12,328; the cigar makers, 12,345; the painters and glaziers, 22,645; the carpenters and joiners, 52,192; the boot and shoe makers, 23,144. There are also no less than 50,903 clerks, 40,407 tailors and seamstresses, and 33,400 milliners and dressmakers. No less than 1,776,018 of the people of New York are married, 2,672,818 unmarried, and 1,349 divorced, while of widows and widowers there are 248,778.
THE GLYN VALLEY TRAMWAYS COMPANY. The annual general meeting of the shareholders of this Company was held on Friday, March 28th, at noon, at the Queen's Hotel, Chester. There were present Mr. Henry Dennis, Mr.Elias Griffith, Mr. David Roberts, Mr. David Edwards, Mr. John Evans, Mr. John Foulkes, and Mr. Jones (secretary). Mr. John Evans was, on the proposition of Mr. E. Griffith, seconded by Mr. John Foulkes, voted to the chair. The notice convening the meeting having been read, and the register of shareholders sealed, The Secretary read the statement of accounts for the year ending December 31st, 1878, which showed that there had been received by the Shropshire Union Railway and Canal Company, who work the tramway, for conveyance of passengers, Y,300 lis. 10d.; for conveyance of parcels and merchandise, £388 lls. 9d.; and for conveyance of minerals, £1,173 9s. 8d. These receipts were about Y.200 in excess of those of the previous year. On the other side of the account the expenses of working the tramways was set down as £3,349 2s. 8d., leaving a deficit over the receipts of £ 1,483. The balance against the Company at the beginning of the year was £2,900, making a total deficit of £4,383. The Chairman said it was no use going on in this way or they would soon be bankrupts, and asked what was to be done. He thought they had better stop the thing altogether than go on losing money like this. The Secretary said the Shropshire Union Company had been good friends of the Company. They subscribed their money at the beginning to start the tramways, and then agreed to work the line, although they had no legal power to do it, and the Tramway Company had no legal power to let it. The Chairman said he supposed the Shropshire Union Company would not buy the line. It must pay that Company in the long run, although it did not pay the shareholders, and he would suggest that they should propose to the Company to buy it. The Secretary said it was unfortunate that there was no one present representing the Shrop- shire Union Company, but the shareholders had no power to sell. Mr. Roberts said he thought they ought to know on what terms the Shropshire Union Company was working the line. The Secretary said the first arrangement was that they should work it on terms to be settled by arbitration; but that arrangement was never carried out, and then they agreed to work it for a year and see how it went on, and that had gone on for two or three years, and they were now in the same state. Mr.Dennis—No, we are getting worse, for the loss the first year was the least of all. The Chairman—The charges for carriage are ▼°py high, and yet it does not pay. „, The Secretary said he had always felt that the Shropshire Union were their natural friends, and if they could live with them it would be their Wish, and also to their interest, to do so. It was also plain that they could not keep on in the way they were going now. It would be nonsense to do so. The Chairman said that though he did not like to say anything against the Company, he did not 9 think the line was being worked in the most economical manner that it might be. The Secretary—On the face of the accounts, he Shropshire Union show that they are great osers by the affair, and they cannot wish to go On with it as it is. Mr. Dennis pointed out several items in the charges for working which he considered very excessive, and said that putting these items at What he from his experience thought they ought 0 have been, he made the working charges *1,926 less than the amount set down. De- ducting the £ 1,483 from this, it showed a profit of £ 443 on the year, which would have paid a vidend of three per cent. They would have had Botnething then worth going on with and looking ?~ter, but at present the thing was of no value to hem. They were getting no profit—working without a dividend; and he thought that the ooner they took it into their own hands and orked it themselves the better it would be for hem, unless they could make arrangements to a dividend from the Shropshire Union Company. Griffith said that it seemed that the more hey had the more money they lost. Secretary said it seemed to him that the Urse open to the Company was to take the L into their own hands, but they could only that question at a special meeting to be or the purpose. some discussion, the shareholders decided tpprove or disapprove of the statement of ls submitted to them and on the propo- )f the Chairman, seconded by Mr. David s, it was resolved, That it is the opinion meeting that an extraordinary meeting of reholders should be called to consider the of the Company in reference to the hire Union Company, and other "matters tal thereto, an 1 the meeting requests the .ry to prepare any requisition to convene leeting which the law requires, and to i the same to the chairman of this meeting nature." Arthur Trevor Jebb was appointed a r (in the room of his father, deceased), on oposition of the Chairman, seconded by Roberts. Dennis proposed a vote of thanks to the taii for presiding, which was seconded by until, and carried, and this having been hedged, the meeting terminated.
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STORM WARNING. The following crtble message has been received from the New York Herald :-A cyclonic storm, moving north-eastward, will arrive at the British, Norwegian, affecting French coasts, between the 4th and 6th, preceded and attended by heavy rain, gale, lightning. Very low temperature will follow. Weather in Atlantic stormy north of 40 degrees.
SECESSION OF A NONCONFORMIST MINISTER. The Rev. H. J. Martyn, the Independent minis- ter of Prescot, who has seceded to the Church of England, has had an interview with the Bishop of Manchester. He is going to one of the theolo- gical institutions for twelve months, and will then take a curacy. He characterises the action of the deacons after his announcement as a piece of intolerance. He has attended the parish church, being marshalled-the object of much attention-up the centre aisle by Alderman Hall- mark,the senior churchwarden. The subscriptions to the testimonial have been returned.Manchester Evening News.
NORTH WALES CALVINISTIC METHODIST ASSOCIATION. The general quarterly association of the Calvinistic Methodists of North Wales, with the Presbyteries of Lancashire, has been sitting this week at Holyhead, under the moderatorship of the Rev. Emrys Evans. Several preachers were recommended for ordination as ministers at the quarterly association to be held at Denbigh in June. The Rev. Owen Jones, Llandudno, was appointed an examiner in the room of the late Rev. Dr. Charles. There was a deacons' meeting, under the presidency of Mr. T. Lewis, Bangor, when the Rev. N. Cynhafal Jones, Llanidloes, was appointed to deliver the ordination address on the character of the church; and the Rev. D. Charles Davies, London, the ordination charge. There was a general meeting, at which the retiring moderator delivered his valedictory address, the Rev. John Williams, of Llandrillo, taking his place. Thursday was entirely taken up with preaching.
FOOTBALL. THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP.—WHITE STAR (NEWTOWN) V. WREXHAM.—The match to decide in whose custody the above cup should be for the ensuing year was played at Oswestry, on Satur- day, in the presence of several hundred spectators. The kick-off was given at four o'clock, and the game throughout proved a severe and hot struggle for supremacy, the first half time passing without any definite result, and it was close upon five o'clock when the White Star, through some mis- adventure on the part of their opponents' goal- keeper, succeeded in scoring the only goal obtained that day, although the Wrexham side, taken all in all, displayed the superior play. The White Stars were, therefore, proclaimed the victors. The last-named club played seven matches for the cup, while Wrexham competed only in four. SCOTLAND V. WALES.—At a meeting of the Welsh Association held at Wrexham, on Tuesday, it was resolved that the following team should represent Wales at the international match at Wrexham, on Monday, instead of the one elected at a previous meeting:—Goal, J. Davies, Wrex- ham. Backs, LI. Kenrick, Oswestry, Morgan, Oxford University; reserve, G. G. Higham, Oswestry. Half-backs, H. V. Chapman, K. Crosse, Ruabon reserve, W. Williams, Oswestry. Left Wing, W. Vaughan, Oswestry, W. Roberts, Llangollen. Right wing, J. Lloyd, Wrexham, W. Woosnam (White Star), Newtown; 1st reserve, R. Roberts, Corwen; 2nd reserve, D. Heywood, Oswestry. Centres, J. Hughes, Aber- ystwyth. T. J. Britten; reserve, R. Roberts, Corwen.
A ROMANTIC SUICIDE. An extraordinary suicide is reported from Bienne, in Switzerland. A young doctor, named Jeanneret, residing in the same house as a widow lady, Madame K-, and her daughter Hortense, aged 17. The latter imagined that the doctor was paying his addresses to her, and, on finding that he was engaged to another, commenced a series of annoyances by anonymous letters, with the idea of breaking off the projected marriage. The letters were traced to her, and she was summoned to appear before the police tribunal, but before the court Dr. Jeanneret agreed to withdraw the charge on condition that Madame 1\ and her daughter left the town within three days. The doctor returned home in a state of great nervous excitement, and shutting himself up in his study, stabbed himself eleven times with a knife. Any one of three of the wounds would have been mortal.
IMPORTANT POINT UNDER THE EDUCATION ACT. A very important decision in connection with the working of the Education Act has been given by the judges in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. In the case of Mellor v. Denham" the point was raised as to whether children employed in factories and attending school on alternate days under the FactoryActs could be compelled by school boards, under the Education Acts, to attend board schools daily. The magistrates had decided that children attending school under the provisions of the Factory Act were not subject to the provisions of the Education Act. The judges supported this view, holding that school boards are not em- powered to enforce daily attendance at school upon children between the ages of ten and thirteen who are attending efficient elementary schools pursuant to and are otherwise fulfilling and observing the conditions of the Factory Acts.
CHILD MURDER. Emily Jones, domestic servant, aged 21, was on Wednesday remanded at the Liverpool police court, charged with the murder of her illegitimate child, aged 15 months, the body of which, with a piece of cord tied round the neck, had been found in a box in a room occupied by the prisoner. When taken into custody she said—"I took the child out on Sunday night and strangled it. I am only a poor servant girl, and could not manage to keep it."
FLIGHT OF THE HARE.-Our common hare is sin- gularly well adapted for getting over the ground rapidly by the great length and powerful develop- ment of its hind legs. These organs are nearly twice as long as the fore limbs, and, as most of us are well aware, the bones composing them are set in motion by an enormous mass of solid muscle. Owing to their great preponderance the hare, when moving slowly in search of food, goes with a sort of lolloping gait; but the moment there is occasion for him to move with rapidity, the disproportionate hind limbs stand him in good stead, and he shoots along over the ground by a series of long leaps, and with great swiftness. At the same time, it is observed that the length of its hind legs causes the hare to run with much greater facility up-hill than down, and, in fact, it is said that in descending steep inclines the animal is obliged to run obliquely in order to escape over-balancing itself. When pursued, the hare has the art of making sudden turns in its course, known as "doubles" or wrenches," by which the dogs in chase of it are thrown out, for although most greyhounds are swifter of foot than a hare, they are incapable of changing their course so sharply, and thus, while they are carried some distance onwards by their own impetus, their intended victim is making off in a I different direction. They adopt other cunning artifices in order to escape from their pursuers, and » some of these indicate a considerable amount of ■ intelligence. Under such circumstances, and also l in search of a more plentiful supply of food, the hare will take to the water readily, and swim across rivers. Mr. Yarrell observed a hare even swimming across an arm of the sea about a mile broad.—From Cas&elVs Natural ^History,"
THE SZEGEDIN FLOODS. The filling up of the breaches in the dykes surrounding the town will soon commence. The contractor has pledged himself to repair and raise the dams within thirty-eight days. It is hoped that it will be possible to dry the site on which the town stood before June, and that the work of reconstruction will then begin. The weather is warm and sunny. Some of the fugitives are returning to search for the remains of their property. The returning swallows seek- in vain for the houses on which they build their nests last year, and, baffied, fly away elsewhere. Great swarms of starving pigeons fly about the roofs of the houses. ] Last Sunday Divine service was performed again for the first time in one of the churches of 11 the inner town. The food that has been sent is sufficient; the temporary kitchens and the dis- tribution of the food are superintended by noble- 1 minded ladies from Pesth and other towns. The reserves from Bosnia have returned home on leave. *—
MR. JOHN BRIGHT ON RECEPROCITY. Mr. John Bright has written a letter, in reply | to a communication from a meeting in favour of Free Trade recently held in Bradford, in which, referring to the advocates of Reciprocity and Protection, he says the simpletons, who have no memory and no logic," forget that the state of the country from 1839 to 1842 was ten times worse than at present, although that was a period of the fullest "Protection." He points to the ] United States, which he calls the most protected nation in the world," and says the distress there during the last five years has been in every way greater than in this country.
BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. An elderly man, named Friday, returned to England from Illinois last autumn, and renewed an old acquaintance with a lady named Avery, living near Maidstone, whom he had not seen for nineteen years. He was out of health and had no money; she had just received a legacy of upwards of eleven hundred pounds. He proposed marriage, and she accepted his offer; but two days before the appointed wedding day she refused to go to church with him until he had executed a marriage settlement. He positively declined to have an interview with her lawyer, and brought an action for breach of promise, which resulted on Wednesday in a verdict in his favonr for twenty pounds. The following story is told as an illustration of the free and easy manner of hotel-life in America. It was during the Exhibition, when accommodation was very scarce in New York, a traveller arrived late one night, and applied for a bedroom at an hotel, but was told every room was occupied. How- ever, the applicant insisted on being put somewhere. "Wal," said the landlord, "if you don't mind an old woman being in the same room, you can go to number The stranger didn't mind the old woman one bit, and at once went off to the chamber mentioned. After a prolonged interval he sloped down to the bar, and calling the manager, remarked, I guess that old woman's dead." To which the other simply answered, Wal, stranger, I didn't say she warn't. How did you find it out ?" ON SUPPERS.—Suppers, which were so popular with our ancestors, are gradually disappearing before the late dinners of modern days. In the olden times supper was a most important affair, and was served with state and ceremony. It was really nothing less than a second dinner; the members of the family partook of it together; and it was not unusual for a parting cup to be handed round the table just before the company separated. It would be a mistake, however, to suppose that supper was always a late meal. The Romans, we are told, supped at three o'clock in the afternoon, and the gentry of Elizabeth's time used to dine at eleven, and sup between five and six. No argument, therefore, in favour of late suppers can be drawn from the customs of our forefathers. There are many people who are very decided in their adherence to the evening meal, declaring that, taken as it is in quietness and rest, when the business and worry of the day are over, it is the most enjoyable of repasts. Medical men are, as a rule, opposed to it, and are of opinion that a heavy supper taken just before going to bed is most injurious. Dr. Pavy says :—" During sleep there is a diminished activity of all the bodily functions, and the condition is not favour- able for the due performance of digestion. He who retires to rest with a full stomach is fortunate if he escape passing a restless night, being troubled with dreams, and rising in the morning with a foul mouth." Another medical authority saysObjectionable as it is to go to bed with a full stomach, it is also objectionable to go to bed with an empty one. Restlessness and sleeplessness accompany repletion; they also accompany fasting. The student or literary man whose labours continue far into the night should therefore be careful to have some light nourish- ment some time before he retires." The question, therefore, as to whether supper is .to be taken or not must be determined by circumstances and the habits of life. Supper is bad only when it is a superfluity. Those who dine late require no supper; those who dine early, or who take exercise in the evening, may certainly require it. The chief point requiring attention is that when supper is taken it should be of the lightest and simplest description. A small quantity of farinaceous food which may be easily digested is all that is required. For instance, for school boys and girls who have dined early, a light repast of bread and milk or milk porridge would be preferable to the very usual supper of bread and cheese and beer. As the dishes at supper-time are usually served cold, the laying out of the supper-table affords an excellent opportunity for the exercise of good taste and ingenuity. Flowers are an appropriate adornment of the supper-table. In elaborate suppers, such as are given in connection with evening parties and balls, flowers should be liberally provided, and, prettily intermixed with fruit, should occupy the whole of the middle of the table. The dishes, too, should be elegantly garnished, and in colour and flavour' should contrast agreeably with each other. The details of their arrangement and character must of course be regulated by the size of the room and the number of guests. Sometimes, as a matter of convenience, the supper is what is called a standing one—that is, the guests stand instead of sit while partaking of the viands. When this method is adopted, game and poultry should be cut up into neat pieces, and meat sliced, and everything arranged so that it can be served without much trouble.—From Cassell's Domestic Dictionary.
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PARLIAMENT. Lord Beaconsfield stated in the House of Lords on Monday, that the Government intended to ask their lordships to adjourn from the 4th to the 21st instant for the Easter holidays. Lord Cadogan read a brief despatch received at the Colonial Office from Sir Bartle Frere, but it contained no additional news to that already published. Lord Bury, replying to a question by Lord Dorchester, contradicted the report as to there being only two surgeons with Colonel Pearson's column, and as to the army service corps being composed of mere lads. On the motion of the Duke of Somerset, a return was ordered of the quantity of meat imported from the United States during the past year. The Supreme Court of Judicature Acts Amendment Bill was read a third time, and the bill to amend the Medical Act of 1850 passed through committee. The preliminary business in the House of Commons did not possess any special interest. In answer to Sir J. Goldsmid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said it would be inconvenient if the debate on the Zulu war extended beyond that night. Several members then spoke on the subject. In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the Lord Chancellor introduced a bill to establish local bankruptcy courts in Ireland. The Earl of Galloway obtained an order for a return as to the pay and„allowance to commanders of sub-districts, or brigade depots, his object being to show the expenditure and the poor results of the brigade depot system. On the motion of Lord Cottesloe, a return was ordered of the trade of the United Kingdom with the United States from 1873 to 1878. In moving the return, Lord Cottesloe said America was taking away large quantities of the raw material, so much needed in this country, and competing with us in manufactured articles, but he hoped the Americans would see the advantages of reciprocity. In the House of Commons, Mr. Maclver postponed for a month his motion in reference to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and the slaughter of American cattle. Mr. Stanhope denied the truth of the rumour that an ultimatum had been sent to the King of Burmah. In reply to Sir J. Goldsmid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said no communication had been received to the effect that a serious disagreement had occurred between Sir Bartle Frere and Sir H. Bulwer as to the treatment of the native levies. Colonel Stanley, answering Sir R. Peel, said hitherto the military authorities had seen no reason for interference with the discretion of Lord Chelmsford in his plan of the Zulu campaign; and as to the future, the circumstances must be very exceptional that would justify the home authorities in interfering with the plans of the general officer in command. Mr. Cross informed Mr. Anderson that any person advertising a lottery was liable to penalty at the suit of the Attorney-General in the Exchequer Division; every person keeping a lottery was open to procedure both by indictment and summary conviction and cases might be instituted by any one who chose to inform or prosecute. On a division, the Government had a majority of 60 on the Zulu war question. Mr. Mundella's Municipal Corporations (pro- perty qualification abolition) Bill came up for discussion in the House of Commons on Wednes- day, on the motion for the second reading. Its object was to abolish the property qualification required for members of municipal corporations, towns commissioners, boards of guardians, select vestries, and all local governing bodies, and in this respect to place England and Ireland on an equality with Scotland. On a division, the motion for the second reading was rejected by the narrow majority of six, the voting being 167 for and 173 against. Mr. M'Laren moved the second reading of his bill to ensure a proper audit of accounts in joint stock banks in Scotland, .to the principle of which Mr. Cross promised his support, but the debate had to be adjourned. The standing orders having been complied with, the Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company's Bill was ordered to stand for second reading.
THE ZULU WAR. The mail steamer Nyanza arrived at Plymouth on Thursday night from Capetown, bringing details of the news of which a summary was telegraphed from Madeira on the arrival of the steamer there. Lord Chelmsford had decided not to attempt the relief of Ekowe till the arrival at Natal of reinforcements. It had been officially announced that on February 18th Col. Pearson had sufficient provisions for his troops for at least six weeks, and that mealies in the neighbourhood were already ripe enough to be used by the native portion of the force. Lord Chelmsford, in addressing the troops at Fort Pearson, said the British force at Isandula would have been sufficient to repulse 20,000 Zulus had they been kept together. The mail steamer Taymouth Castle arrived at Madeira on Saturday night with despatches from Capetown to the 11th of March. No important change had taken place on the Zulu frontier since the Nyanza left. Her Majesty's ship Shah had landed at Durban 500 troops from St. Helena, and the troopship Tamar had also arrived at Durban with the 57th regiment from Ceylon. When the Nyanza left Capetown, hope of an early collapse of the Zulu resistance was founded on the overtures made by Oham, Cetewayo's brother, for submission to Colonel Wood; but it is now stated that these overtures were a mere ruse to cover the retreat of the forces of this wily chief into Swazieland. The only other items of news in the telegram from Madeira are that the rumours which had been current that Cetewayo had sent messengers to Pietermaritz- burg to sue for peace are denied; that an unsuccessful attempt had been made on the 10th of March to communicate with Ekowe that there had been a slight skirmish between some raiding Basutos and a colonial force and that all was quiet in the Transvaal. Further delay has taken place in the departure of the Borussia, hired transport, which sails from Portsmouth with the train of the royal engineers. The broken windlass cannot be replaced before Friday, so that the mounted portion of the engineers were ordered not to march into Ports- mouth at present, but to remain at Hilsea cavalry barracks, on the outskirts of the town. In con- sequence of this delay the Borussia will not call at St. Vincent, and, in order to be enabled to carry sufficient coal for the entire voyage, several stores originally intended to have been taken will be left behind. In consequence of an apprehended scarcity of forage at Natal, the Government is about to send out large quantities of oats to supply the trans- port animals engaged in Zululand. The Galatea, now loading at Woolwich, takes out 1100 tons of oats in sacks.
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POETRY. THE LAND OF MY BIRTH. HAIL to thee, oh! blessed Cambria- A name replete with matchless charm; All thy beauties I admire,- My love to thee is rich and warm: As the ivy grasps the oak-tree, So my spirit clings to thee Here I make my home for ever, In thy bosom safe and free. j Grander are thy sunny valleys, < And thy meadow, grove, and stream, 1 Than the freshness of the fancy Pictured in a poet's dream Rocky mountains tow'ring heavenward- i Strong, majestic-guard thy shore So the island, thus defended, 1 Lies in safety evermore. Let Arabia boast of forests, Breathing forth their spicy gales; But far sweeter are the woodlands In our precious, lovely Wales 1 Let the shady orient vineyards ] Overflow with balmy juice; But the hilly Cambrian orchards Sweeter nectar they produce. It proclaims the law of freedom, And improves the human mind Bravely lifts the torch of knowledge- 'Tis the guardian of mankind Eulogize the mental culture Taught in Egypt, Greece and Rome; Far superior is the teaching Found within the Briton's home. Land illumined by the gospel. And refreshed with Jesus' blood,— Land, the home of heaven-born warriors, Nightly heralds of our God;- Land where christian martyrs suffered Death, to seal their firm belief,- Land where thousands of the faithful Tasted many a pain and grief. Land released from superstition,- Nurse of justice, valour, truth;- The pure doctrines of the Bible Are embraced by all its youth;— Pride of Europe, queen of nations, Land of faith and hope and love,- A region bathed with grace and mercy, Almost like the home above. Mighty sun, with light refulgent, Cheers our life and metes our time; Its bright rays are never falling On a more salubrious clime Moon and stars in their high orbits Stand to gaze on Albion lands Mighty they proclaim its glory- Speak its praise in joyful bands. Myriads of Jehovah's angels, Who surround the eternal throne, In obedience they are perfect— They delight in joy unknown: Christian worship claims tho visits Of these messengers from high,- Millions of these heaven-sent heralds Towards Cambria hourly fly. May the love and grace of Jesus Keep this land in endless day; May the light remove the darkness,- May its glories ne'er decay Give me some celestial genius E'er to praise my native clime; May the armies of the Eternal Guard it till the end of time. When I enter death's dread portals- Meet with Jesus strong to save; When I leave this mortal structure, God of love grant me a grave In a shady vale of Cambria, Where in peace to sleep and rest, Till my Saviour calls me heavenward From the tomb to join the blest. BUALLTYDD. Llangollen. CLADDFA Y TEULU. DYMA 'r fan y cleddir finnau,- Mae fy nyddiau bron ar ben, A fy llygaid ar agoryd Yn-y byd tu draw i'r lien Mae pob cam yn myn'd yn fyrach, Gwanach hefyd yw fy nerth Cyn i'th fynwes di y deuaf, Rhoddaf lam dros ddibyn serth. Dyma 'r fan y cleddir finnau, Ar ol brwydrau fwy na rhi'; Y gelynion a'm canlynant,- Rhuthrant beunydd arnaf fi: Mae y byd, y cnawd, a'r diafol 'N benderfynol am fy ngwaed Os na chaf ryw gymhorth buan, Byddaf, druan, tan eu traed. Dyma 'r fan y cleddir finnau- Ar fy mhen mae blodeu 'r bedd; Aradr amser sy'n aredig Cwysau pwysig ar fy ngwedd ) Pwys ugeiniau o flynyddoedd 'N wir a'm camodd i fel hyn Metha 'r babell hbil a sefyll— Chwal yn ganddryll yn y glyn. Dyma 'r fan y cleddir nnnau Aros yna y pryf gwan; Clywais rai yn son am danat,- Deuaf atat yn y man Os fy nghorph a'n fwyd i bryfaid, Bydd fy enaid i yn byw Yn dragwyddol mewn gogoniant, Neu o dan ddigofaint Duw. Dyma 'r fan y cleddir finnatl, o dan gangau ywen weidd; OdJiar ei brigyn uwchaf Y fwyalchen ddvry gerdd Er na fedd y gladdfa fywyd, Gresyn yw ei gwneyd yn sarn Na ddoed troed dros ei therfynau O'r dydd hwn hyd foreu 'r farn. Ar ol i mi orwedd yn mynwes unigedd, Ni welaf rwysgfawredd o fath yn y byd; Caf huno yn dawel-ni raid i un angel Dd'od gyda yr awel i siglo fy nghryd: Pan genir yr udgorn, deffroa 'r marwolion— Bydd beddau yn weigion—ni cha i want un darn; Ar ddiwrnod y gofwy bydd nerthol ryferthwy; Ah, borcu ofnadwy fydd boreu y farn EINION DDU. Tregeiriog.
How STRIKES ARE SETTLED IN RUSSIA.—Two or three weeks ago a strike took place at the new Russian cotton mill at St. Petersburg for shorter hours at the same rate of pay, the existing period of labour-thirteen and a half hours a day—being not unnaturally regarded as excessive. The weavers and spinners assembled in a crowd outside the mill, and set off en masse from the New Canal to lay their case before the Cesarevitch. To prevent their carrying out this plan the operatives were surrounded by a number of Cossacks, who drove them into an adjoining yard, freely using at the same time their sabres and whips, and many of them were seriously injured. After the mob had been locked up in the barracks a police commission was instituted to try them, the verdict being as follows:—All the men above the age of nineteen (seventy in number) are to be exiled to the province of Archangel, after receiving sixty lashes a-piece all under that age to be sent back to the village whence they came, and are to be kept there the remainder of their lives all the women employed in the mill, and the men who did not actively join in the demonstration, are to be discharged and fined three roubles a-head all round. In a word, the entire working staff of the new mill-about eight hundred hands-is cleared away at the stroke of a pen, and a fresh set of people, to work from five in the morning till eight at night, is to be engaged to take their place.- Textile Manufacturer. FRENCH MASTERS.—A Leeds artisan, evidently a keen observer, who lately made a tour in the manufacturing districts of France, thus makes a forcible home-thrust when speaking of the different styles of living practised by the French and English manufacturers. "Every English working man you speak to on the subject retorts by saying that it is not that they work too few hours, or get too much pay, but that English masters are getting much larger profits than the French masters are You find very few lordly mansions, surrounded by scores of acres of land in France and every one of the owners of the factories we visited either lived on the premises, or in close proximity to them, and not dwelling in halls and castles far away, which points to the fact that they don't get rich quite so soon as in England." Textile Manufacturer.
LATEST TELEGRAMS. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank rate and consols are unaltered. A special committee on the Clare Election have manimously declared Sir Bryan Loghlan in- iligible for election and pronounced the return roid. A floating bridge between Gosport and Ports- nouth caught fire this morning, and the interior was completely gutted before the flames were subdued. THE RIGHT OF PUBLIC MEETING. The Mayor of Birmingham and Mr. Wright 1:1 ivere each fined twenty shillings and costs at Birmingham, to-day, for ejecting Mr. Arculas at i town's meeting held there some time back. The case was stated for the Queen's Bench.
THE MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:— s, d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 0 to 6 6 Red wheat 5 9 to 6 3 Malting barley 5 3 to 5 6 Grinding do. 5 0 to 5 6 Oats (per 701b.) 3 6 to 4 6 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 9i Mutton ditto 0 9 to 0 11 Pork ditto. 0 7 to 0 8 Rabbits ditto 1 0 to 1 3 Fowls (per couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 0 0 to 5 0 Soles (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 2 Cods ditto 0 0 to 0 6 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Potatoes (per measure) 3 6 to 4 0 Apples (per hundred) 0 0 to 5 0 Butter (per lb.). 1 1 to 1 4 Eggs 00 to 16 for 1 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. The market opened steady for wheat, but millers held back, and consequently prices yielded Id. per cental. Only a moderate business was done. Flour dull of sale, at previous rates. Peas unchanged. Beans Id. per cental dearer. Indian corn passed to a fair extent, and the tendency of prices was rather in sellers' favour, though they are hardly quotably higher. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 6d.; red wheat, 5s. 9d. to 6s. 3d.; barley, 5s. 3d to 5s. 6d.; oats, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d; potatoes, 16 lbs. to 18 lbs. for a shilling butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 0 to 14 for a shilling; fowls. 4s. Od. to 5s. ad. per couple ducks, Os. Od. to Os. Od, per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. Od. to 7s. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley, 4s. Od. to 5s. 4i.; oats, 3s. Od. to 3s. 10d.; butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. per 16 oz.; eggs 14 to 16 for a shilling fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; ducks. 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. geese, Os. 9d. to Os. 10d. per lb.; potatoes, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 6i. per 90 lbs. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY.—Wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 8d.;barley,5s. 3d. to 5s. 8d.; oats, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d.;eggs, 15 to 16 for a shilling; butter, 0s. Od. to Is. 2d. per 16 oz.; ducks, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per couple, fowls, 4s. 6d. to 6s. 6d.; geese, Od. to OOd. per lb.; potatoes, Os. Od. to os. Od. per 90 lbs. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY—Wheat, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; per 75 lbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; eggs, 16 to 18 for a shilling butter Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per lb.; fowls, 4s. 3d. to 5s. 9d. per couple ducks, Os. Od. to 3s. 6d. per couple; geese, 6s. Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, 8 lbs. for sixpence; beef, Od. to 10d. per lb.; mutton, Od. to 9d.; veal, 6d. to 7d.; lamb, Od. to 00d.; pork, 7d. to 8d.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. 0 BIRTHS. March 30th, the wife of Mr. Thomas Jenkins, painter, Church-street, Llangollen, of a son. April 1st, the wife of Mr. David Evans, Maes-yr- ychain, Llangollen, of a son, still-born. April 1st, at Willow-street, Oswestry, the wife of Mr. C. W. Corley, Great Western Railway, Oswestry, of a son. March 29th, the wife of Mr. David Davies, Bachau. canol, near Llangollen, of a son. April 1st, the wife of Mr. John Davies, brewer Hall- street, Llangollen, of a son. April 2nd, the lwife of Mr. John Morgan, Bishop Fields, Chester, of a son. MARRIAGES. March 31st, at Rhosymedre Church, by the curate, Mr. Elias Roberts, Pen-y-gwaliau, Trevor, to Misa Winifred Jones, Plas-ifa, Trevor, Llangollen. DEATHS. March 25th, very sud denly, at Cefn Mawr, aged 2 years and 7 months, Jane, the only daughter of Mr. Josiah Davies. March 26th, at Queen-street, Cefn Mawr, aged 1 year and 10 months, Sarah Maria, the infant daughter of Mr. Richard Davies. March 22nd, aged 89, at Bettws, John Davies, formerly schoolmaster in that village. March 28th, aged 70, the Rev. Robert Jones, B.A., vicar of All Saints, Rotherhithe, London. March 20th, aged 74, at 136, Spencer-street, Ever- ton, John Mills, formerly of Llangollen. March 31st, at the Baptist Chapel-house, Glyndyfr- dwy, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. Edward Davies. April 2nd, aged 66 years, Esthelffwife of Mr. Edward Langford, gardener, Pengwern-square, Llangollen. March 23rd, aged 44 years, Emma, the beloved wife of Mr. John Davies, Vron Goch, Glynceiriog.
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