TOWYN. INCOME TAX RETURNS.—A gentleman has just shown us a "Notice of first assessment under the Income Tax Acts which comes, to say the least, very hard upon him. Under schedule D on profits Of trade, £ 140: deduct abatement of X120 (if flowed £ 120), net amount Y,20, for which 8s. 4d. 1,9 charged. We had an idea that all incomes Under X150 per annum were free from the tax but somebody or other in this part has discovered & Way of taking incomes which are below that amount. "Why not appeal?" He says the past mark bears out his assertion, that he did not receive the notice until four days after appeals Were heard, and fourteen days after it was possible for him to give notice, according to the Act, of his intention of appealing. Is there any other such victim hereabouts ? RUABON. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—We this Week record the death of Mr. James Huxley, Plasbennion, who succumbed on Friday, March 12th, a victim to heart disease, at the age of 63 years. He bad for a number of years been Machine-man at the New British Iron Company's Wynnstay Collieries, and had for a lengthened period been subject to heart disease. He was well known and much respected, as was testified by the large number of friends who attended the funeral on Monday. ACCIDENT TO MR. MDRLESS.—On Saturday ^eek, Mr. H. C. Murless, of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, met with a serious accident whilst exercising a young colt. It appears that Mr. Murless during the afternoon went up to the fartn, and was in the act of mounting the colt when the animal gave a sudden lurch, hurling Mr. Murless into the air. Mr. Murless alighted with a violent shock across the bow of the saddle, sustaining serious injuries. He was conveyed home to the hotel, where he has since been confine to his bed under the attendance of Dr. R. Chambers Roberts. We are glad to learn that he is progressing favourably. POST OFFICE PROMOTION.—Many of our readers will be glad to hear that Mr. C. H. Lloyd, son of Mr. R. Lloyd, Ruabon, has been promoted by the Postmaster-General to the important post of chief clerk in the South Shields Post Office. He had previously been in the Coventry Post Office for ten months, and his services there were so ^ell appreciated that he was selected out of over 100 candidates for the position he now fills. We Congratulate him upon his success, and trust it is the precursor of a good future in the service in Which he has enlisted. RUTHIN. ELECTORS.—Mr. Lewis Jones, stationer, Clwyd- street and St. Peter's-square, was on Monday, March 1st, elected without opposition to the in the Town Council in lieu of Mr. W. J. ■uut removed. Messrs. R. G. Joyce, Well-street, & Howarth Williams, The Square, were on ■Monday elected auditors for the borough. j DEATH OF TIIE BOROUGH TREASURER.—Mr. John ones, Pyrocantha House, the borough treasurer and the vice-chairman of the Board of Guardians, expired at his house in Well-street, about mid-day u Monday, March 8th. The-deceased gentleman an8 highly respected, as was shown by the 'tendance at his funeral on Thursday. FESTINIOG. NEW POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS.—It has been jounced to a professional gentleman here, from the General Post Office, that arrangements have been made, under which the mails for Festiniog and the neighbourhood will be forwarded from Conway on and from the 1st of May next. The &rrival at Festiniog will be about 7 a.m., and the DESPATCH at 6 p.m. ')R- P,&RRY'S, I E)IiIIANUEL.On Saturday week, two PARRY had a rehearsal, at Llan, of the He p lrs who are practising his "Emmanuel." •thev XPr%Ssed himself pleased with the progress ac* made, and expects them to be fully r>n«^are<^ -ky the beginning of May, when his cert will come off. The talented composer is mg warmly supported by our leading men here. CARNARVON. JUVENILE OFFENDERS.—On Friday last, before the ex-mayor, Robert Williams, aged 11, and H. Owen, aged 15, both from James's-court, jere charged with breaking into the shop of Mr. Pritchard, grocer, Pool-street, and stealing erefrom several sums in silver and copper. ? case was remanded till Monday. We erstand that Mr. Pritchard has asked the him C0DSt?ble to be kind enough to allow j> i to &'ve the officer (Police constable int n-ands' a handsome present for his ^"gence and sharpness in the matter. AHE CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL CANVASS.— Q ursday week was a very happy day for a^n^rv°n. There was only one lawyer at home, a he was, we regret to state, confined to his Co°*. All the rest were taking an out" to the Uqtry. The older and most corpulent were R ^P^hed to do duty on the plains of Llanwnda and l°wer parts of Llandwrog. The younger diaf ?nost nhnble were despatched to the rocky of tu'Cfc °* Llapberis and Nantlle. The juveniles the f Pro^ess*oa seemed to have largely enjoyed TV T „T CEFN. is IKON WORKS.—The trade at the Ironworks steadily progressing, and preparations are ue for having these works in full operation. &HEEP KILLED ON THE RAILWAY.—On Monday On t? ^arc^ ^th, a number of sheep got astray th Llangollen branch railway, and nine of em were killed by the 10 p.m. train. They ere the property of Mr. W. Hughes, Foundry. DENBIGH. t OCCIDENT.—In the fair on Tuesday week a ady was unfortunately knocked down by a cow Blle however happily sustained little injury beyond j right. On the same day a horse, which was awing a coal waggon, fell down at the very Sor^°West P°iut of Yale-street, near the top; it happened also that although it was the busiest shot °* a cart *oac* bricks had been thf> very P°int? the result being that until har Se cou^ he got out of the shafts and re- cnthe busiest part of the street was c°«>pletely blocked. THE ? AWKWARD CUSTOMER.—On the morning of ent J (^he fair day) a Welsh black cow Val F shop of Mr. W. Davies, stationer, t0 ^"Street, and proceeded, without interruption, Cf0 furthest end of the room, which is artn hooks, papers, and fancy glass hardl68' • sPaCe middle of the room is alth S'x *eet w^e' kut sornehow the cow, and 0ligk of a good size, managed to turn round a"(' slowly walked out without doing the least age. the —There was a very large attendance at Sold °n. Tuesday, March 9th, and animals did a hrisk rate. Cattle were numerous, but Q. ?°t sell so harp as on the previous fair. J$eef milch cows fetched from £ 14 to £ 23. *hontl!iaS scarce- Armour did not hold his a8 y auction. Horses were rather few, and, uyers were numerous, prices were good. sr:e good cart horse fetched £55. There was a The SUPP^y °f sheep selling at about 31s. or so. 8jlcj5e AVas & good supply of pigs on Wednesday, ^erg selling at from 18s. to 24s. per head, at rKET.-—There was a numerous attendance the ra* lnar'iet 011 Wednesday week. Owing to dirtv ln^ Weather, the streets were exceedingly Ther aU<^ Very uncomf°rtable for pedestrians, at thf Was a ^arge number of farmers and dealers last «?°r,a, mai>ket. Wheat sold rather slowly at harW £ 8 prices—14s. to 15s. per hobbet; beans ^tched 10s. to 14s.; oats, 7s. 9d. to 9s. 6d to ]_8' s* to 15s.; vetches, 24s.; clover seed, 7d. P°tato(5e! i1^' There was a g°od suppiy of Fresh if fe'hng at from 16s. to 18s. per hobbet. so^ at *s- 9d. to Is. lid. per lb.; ge ls' ^-5 small tubs, Is, 6d.
BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON CHURCH CATECHISM. The Bishop of Manchester, at a Sunday-school meeting in Manchester, said :-He did not know much of the teaching in the great Sunday schools in Lancashire. His knowledge of such institutions was formed on a very much narrower basis, those he knew most of being in small rural parishes, in Wiltshire and Berkshire. He had inspected schools in those counties, and found that the instruction given, though somewhat elementary, was very thorough and sound, and neither teachers nor scholars were ashamed of teaching and learning the Church Catechism. He thought, in spite of all that had been said to the disparage- ment of that admirable formula, he would have to wait a long time before he see a better manual of instruction to be placed before the children for soundness and simplicity of doctrine and instruction in the great principles of Christian faith and duty. They did not expect to turn their scholars out as theologians armed to meet any possible adversary, but they did wish them to understand the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer and the great principles of the Christian faith. He was afraid that a great deal of the unhappy and unwholesome controversy that marked the religious mind in the present day arose from people not understanding that there was such a thing as a law of proportion in the Christian faith, that some doctrines were more important than others, that on some points men might be allowed to differ in opinion, while there were others that must be held to be fundamental and could not be given up as long as Christianity was recognized as a revelation from God at all.
CAPTAIN WEBB'S EXTRAORDINARY SWIMMING FEAT. At the Westminster Aquarium, at half -past ten o'clock on Wednesday week, Captain Webb successfully terminated his feat of swimming for sixty consecutive hours. A few years since such a feat would have been considered impossible; but Captain Webb has proved that he, at least, is able to stand immersion for sixty continuous hours, with but one necessary rest of twenty-one minutes-taken very early on the morning of Tuesday. Ten minutes before the time was up he turned a somersault in the water, as a proof of his unimpaired physical power, and when the moment for emerging from the tank had come he turned two more somersaults in the water, then walking to his dressing-room without assistance. —As the" Hero of the Channel" left the water the applause was deafening from the great number of spectators who had assembled. To eat, drink, and smoke-in fact, live in the water for 60 hours, is a task likely to remain unbeaten for a long time to come.
GREAT LOSS OF LIVES BY FIRE. On the night of the 5th inst., as already briefly reported, a terrible fire broke out in a cotton- weaving factory at Moscow, resulting in the death of a large number of the operatives. The fire broke out in one of the lower stories, and spread rapidly over so large an area before it was noticed by the men dwelling in the upper stories, tenanted by some 200 persons, that descent inside the building was impossible. A rush to the safety staircase outside the building ended in its giving way and depriving the inmates of their only means of escape. Only thirty lives were saved.
THE LIFE OF THE PRINCE CONSORT. The concluding volume of Mr. Theodore Martin's Life of the Prince Consort was issued on Monday. There are very affecting passages in the volume. The story of the prince's death would have to be told by a veritable bungler—which Mr. Martin is not—if it were not impressive. There are glimpses of home life given to us over the betrothal of the Princess Alice which are exceedingly interesting. A very fine portrait of the Prince, engraved by Holl, and less admirable ones of the Crown Princess of Prussia and of the Princess Alice, by the same hand, add to the value of the volume. On the 24th Nov., 1867, the prince wrote in his diary—"Am full of rheumatic pains, and feel thoroughly unwell. Have scarcely closed my eyes at night for the last fortnight." About this time there was much excitement throughout the country in consequence of the Trent affair, but that was in a measure overshadowed by the serious turn the illness of the prince had taken. On the 9th of December there were increased feverish symptoms, and it was said the illness was likely to continue some time. About six o'clock on the morning of the 14th of December, Mr. Brown, the medical attendant at the Castle, informed her Majesty that he had no hesitation in saying he thought the prince was much better, and that there was ground to hope that the crisis was over. "I went over at seven," her Majesty writes, "as I usually did. I went in, and never can forget how beautiful my darling looked, lying there with his face lit up with the rising sun, and his eyes unusually bright, resting, as it were, on unseen objects, and not taking notice of me." In another entry in her diary the Queen states- Later in the day Dr. Watson, in reply to a question, said-" We are very much frightened, but don't and won't give up hope." The pulse keeps up, and is not worse. They said every hour, every minute, was a gain and Sir James Clark was very hopeful, and he had seen much worse cases. But the breathing was alarming, it was so rapid. There was what they call a dusky line about his face and hands, which I knew was not good. I made some observation about it to Dr. Jenner, and was alarmed by seeing he seemed to notice it. Albert folded his arms, and began arranging his hair, just as ho used to do when well and dressing. This was said to be a bad sign. Strange, as though he was preparing for another and greatei: journey. "The Queen's distress was terrible," Mr. Martin observes. 44 She only left the prince's room for the adjoining one, and the doctors still continued to comfort her with hope. But they could not blind her to the signs that his precious life was ebbing away. About half-past five o'clock, the Queen sat down by his bedside. I Gutes franchen,' the prince ga,id, and kissed her, and then gave a sort of piteous moan, or rather sigh of pain, but, as if he felt he were leaving her, laid his head upon her shoulder. The children then kissed him. An hour later the breathing was gentler, and the Queen took his hand, 'which was already cold,' and knelt down by his side. The castle clock chimed the third quarter after ten o'clock just as the prince's features settled into the 'beauty of a perfectly serene repose.' Two or three long but gentle breaths were drawn, and the great soul had fled."
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THE GENERAL ELECTION. ANGLESEY.—Captain Rayner, the Conservative candidate for the county, addressed a meeting at Holyhead on Saturday. ANGLESEY (BOROUGH).—Mr. Fanning Evans, of Amlwch, Government inspector of mines, has been induced to contest the borough of Anglesey in the Liberal interest, in opposition to Mr. Morgan Lloyd. On Saturday afternoon, the Conservative candidate for the boroughs, Capt. Pritchard Rayner, addressed an open-air meeting at Holyhead. Mr. T. F. Evans addressed a meeting at Holyhead on Wednesday night. CARDIFF.—-Mr. E. J. Reed, Liberal, issued his address on Saturday, seeking re-election. CARNARVON BOROUGHS.—The Liberal Associ- ation have decided to support the candidature of Mr. Bulkeley Hughes, who comes forward for the tenth time, and have passed a resolution condemn- ing the action of Mr. Sorton Parry in trying to divide the party. Mr. Sorton Parry, who was high sheriff of Carnarvonshire in 1868, and resides at Bala, has met with no support, and his candi- dature is ridiculed. No Conservative opposition is threatened to Mr. Bulkeley Hughes, who is likely to enjoy for the second time in succession, an unopposed return. CARNARVONSHIRE.—Taking advantage of its being one of the principal fairs of the year, Mr. Watkin Williams, Q.C., the popular Liberal candidate for Carnarvonshire, on Monday visited Pwllheli. He received a hearty welcome at the railway station, and the carriage in which he, Mrs. Watkin Williams, and Mr. Roberts, chief agent of the Newsborougli estate, were seated, was dragged through the crowded streets. In the .9 afternoon he addressed a large open-air meeting. DENBIGH BOROUGHS.—A large and enthusiastic meeting of the supporters of the candidature of Sir Robert Cuncliffe was held at Wrexham on Monday evening. The chair was occupied by Mr. Charles Hughes, and the numerous speakers included Sir Robert Cuncliffe, Messrs., W. Low, W. H. Darby, W. Thomas, Lewis Ashworth, Charles Rooke, Revs. H. J. Haffer, David Roberts, E. Jerman, H. B. Williams, W. Tiller, and Rhys Jenkins. A vote pledging the meeting to do its utmost to secure the return of the honourable baronet was' carried amidst great applause.—A large and enthusiastic meeting in support of the'bandidature of Sir R. A. Cunliffe, Liberal, was held at Holt, on Saturday evening. The meeting Was addressed by Sir Robert in a very felicitous speech, and by several influential residents of the neighbourhood. On Monday night, under the presidency of Dr. lurnour, the Hon. G. T. Kenyon addressed his supporters at Denbigh. Mr. Kenyon contended that the Government, by a determined policy, prevented the Russian aggression in Europe. The Zulu war was necessary for the protection of the settlers, and the Afghan war to prevent Russia advancing on our Indian Empire. Notwith- standing the cost, no new taxation was added this year. He praised the Irish University Bills, and promised to support the claims of Wales for a Government grant for education. He believed the independent electors would by their verdict ratify the past actions of the Government. Sir R. Cunliffe met with a grand reception atDenbigh, on Tuesday night, a torchlight procession escorting him from the station to the Crown Hotel. He addressed the crowd.-The Hon. G. Kenyon addressed a meeting at Hellllan. DENBIGHSHIRE.—At an influential meeting of the Liberal party in Denbighshire, at Wrexham, on Saturday, it was unanimously resolved that Mr. Osborne Morgan, the sitting member, be adopted as the Liberal candidate; and that under existing circumstances, Sir Watkin Wynn being the only candidate brought out by the Conservatives, no second Liberal candidate be brought forward. The meeting enthusiastically and unanimously pledged itself to support the candidature of Mr. Osborne Morgan in the event of a contest, and passed a cordial vote of thanks to him for his past services.-The Wrexham, Advertiser says: Sir Watkin Williams Wynn has issued his address to the electors of Denbighshire. In it he points—as point with pride he may—to the connection which has existed between him and his constituents for eight parliaments. Sir Watkin also promises that, if re-elected, he will give his earnest and best attention to the interests of the electors both general and local. Though Sir Watkin has been a consistent supporter of the Tory party and the present Government, his politics are known to be of a mild order, and moreover the social connection of the hon. baronet is such as to secure to him a support and confidence far higher than that of pure party politics, and while Sir Watkin recognises this influence the Liberal party in the county will recognise and respect it also. The traditions of Wynnstay have not always been Conservative, any more than those of Knowsley, and we shall always hope to see Sir Watkin appreciating the cool judgment and following thewise policy of Lord Derby. Mr.Osborne Morgan's address is also to be found in our columns, and he appeals-as with confidence he may—to the work he has done as a politician since first entrusted by the Liberal party in 1868 with the representation of this county. Mr. Morgan has eminently justified the choice of the electors, and we feel sure that the constituency electing him twelve years ago, as an unknown and untried candidate, will repeat their former verdict on this occasion, even should the threatened opposition come to anything more than threats. Such a position would arouse the united power of the whole Liberal party into enthusiastic auction in support of their foremost member in North Wales. FLINT BOROUGHS.—A meeting of Conservatives connected with these boroughs was held at the Queen's Hotel, Chester, on Tuesday, when Mr. P. P. Pennant decided to stand for the representation, in opposition to Mr. John Roberts. Mr. John Roberts addressed a meetins: at Flint, on Wednesday. MERIONETHSHIRE.—Mr. Dunlop, of Tan-y- bwlch, has consented to contest this county in the Conservative interest, against Mr. Holland, the present member. PETERBOROUGH.—Captain Whalley is the adopted candidate of the advanced Liberal Association of Peterborough. SHREWSBURY.—The announcement that Lord Newry, son of the Earl of Kilmorrey, a Shropshire landowner, and Mr. Scoble, Q.C., a barrister, would contest in the Conservative interest the seats now held by Messrs. Cotes and Robertson (whose address is now advertised) has thrown the town into a state of excitement. Shrewsbury is always a very lively place at election times, and the present contest promises to prove one of the warmest on record. DASTARDLY OUTRAGE. After a very successful meeting on Wednesday at Bethesda, Mr. Pennant's stronghold, the carriage containing Mr. and Mrs. Watkin Williams and Mr. and Miss Gee, of Denbigh, was stoned. Mr. Williams was wounded in the eye, and Miss Gee in the face.
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PARLIAMENT. There was a special sitting of the House of Lords on Saturday, to accelerate the progress of bills preparatory to the dissolution. The bill to relieve the distress in Ireland was read a third time and passed, and a consolidated fund bill was passed through all its stages. The Lancashire County Justices Bill was read a third time and passed. Several bills were read a second time, and a bill introduced by Lord Denman to facilitate interments was read a first time. Lord Bury announced in the House of Lords, on Monday, that the volunteer review at Brighton would be held on Easter Monday as first proposed, the law officers of the Crown being of opinion that it would be legal providing that no regular troops were brigaded with the volunteers. Replying to Lord Oranmore and Browne, the Premier said the Government had reason to believe that the anti-agitation in Ireland was subsiding, and he thought the existing law sufficiently strong to cope with the evils referred to. The royal assent was given to several bills, including that for the relief of the distress in Ireland. The Beer Dealers' Retail Licences Bill was read a third time, and several other measures were advanced a stage. In the House of Commons, Mr. Edward Jenkins gave notice of a question he would put to the Home Secretary the following day, which points to a suppositious case of very discreditable parliamentary and stock exchange jobbery. The question in effect asks the Home Secretary if he is aware, in view of the extraordinary operations on the stock exchange in Metropolitan Water Company shares, the secret of the Government Water Bill had been communicated by any one in the Home Office to any parties outside. This was followed by a notice of motion by the venerable O'Gorman Mahon, which is virtually a vote of censure on the Prime Minister for libelling the Home Rule party in his letter to the Lord-lieutenant of Ireland. In reply to Mr. Dilwyn, the Chancellor of the Exchequer stated that he hoped to got through the business of the House so that both Houses could assemble at half-past one on Wednesday, the 24th, for the prorogation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer afterwards moved the second reading of the Probates of Wills Bill, the general principles of which were vigorously condemned by Mr. Gladstone in an exhaustive speech. The debate was continued by Sir H. S. Ibbetson, Mr. Dodson, Mr. Hubbard, Sir G. Balfour, and others. In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the bill to abolish the property qualification now the requisite of the councillors was read a second time. Lord Denman withdrew his bill to enable burials to take place in churchyards without any religious service, Lord Beaconsfield having suggested to him that his object would be better served if he re-introduced the measure in the new Parliament. Progress was made with a number of bills, amongst those which passed the third reading being the bill to further amend the Artisans' Dwellings Act. In the Commons, after several notices of motions had been given and questions disposed of, the second meeting of the Parliamentary Corrupt Practices Bill was vigorously opposed by Mr. Anderson, who declared that for the Government to push forward such a measure in a Parliament which was practically dissolved was "nothing less than an electioneering trick." He moved the rejection of the bill. Sir George Campbell seconded the motion, and a lively debate followed. The Chancellor of the Exchequer defended the bill; and he was followed by the Marquis of Hartington, who condemned the attempt to rush the measure through, when practically there was no house to discuss it. Ultimately the house divided, when it was agreed by 82 to 55 to go on with the bill. The house then went into committee on the measure, and on the motion of Mr. W. Holms, decided that the bill should not apply to Scotland or Ireland. There was a special sitting of the House of Lords on Wednesday afternoon, in which several bills were advanced a stage. In the Commons, on Wednesday, despite the strenuous efforts of a small band of Liberals, the Government forced forward the Corrupt Practices Bill, which legalises the payment of vehicles for bringing up voters at elections. The report of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, after some trifling modifications, was agreed to.
EXCITING SCENE'AT"A FiRE IN SALFORD.—An exciting scene was witnessed on Tuesday morning, in Chapel-street, Salford. Shortly before eleven o'clock a fire broke out in the printing works of Mr. J. Roberts, and in a few moments the rootns became so densely filled with smoke that the workpeople in the upper part of the building, unable to find their way downstairs, clambered through the windows and appealed for assistance to the persons who were speedily attracted to the spot. Several ladders were promptly procured, and the terrified workers were rescued from a position of no little peril. The fire was speedily extinguished. SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A BICYCLIST.—On Tues- day afternoon a man named Cooke, residing in Crewe, was riding his bicycle down one of the streets, when it came in contact with some projection of the wall in Henry-street, and he was flung from it, receiving dreadful injuries. He was taken to the London and North-western Railway Company's hospital, where it was found that his right leg was shockingly fractured, and several of his ribs were staved in. He lies in a very precarious state. KLEPTOMANIA.—At the Nantwich police court on Monday, Mrs. Mary Ann Walley, of Wrexham Bridge, Burland, who it was stated is possessed of several thousand pounds worth of property in the parish, was charged with stealing a brush, three books, and a box, the property of Mr. Thomas Dodd Gaman, a gentleman residing at Nantwich. It appeared that Mr. Gaman is about to leave the town for America, and on Tuesday week there was a sale at his house. The prisoner was present, and she was noticed by a gentleman to take two or three small things and put them into a basket she was carrying. She was given into custody, and on being searched it was found y 11 that she had several pounds in her possession, and she could give no reason for having committed the theft. The magistrates imposed a fine of Y.3 and 19s. costs, or one month's imprisonment.
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OUR LONDON LETTER. [Ws do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our Correspondent, -ED,] THERE is scarcely anything stirring save election matters; or rather the din of the contest drowns all else. It is surprising how far-reaching is the influence of a general election. It affects the money market, quickens certain businesses with tremendous speed, and renders others for the time almost im- possible. In the newspapers little else stands a chance of attention. Even the pulpit is roused and stimulated by the activity of the hour. The social world is disarranged, too, for candidates and their friends are busy in the country, canvassing in one way or another. The Easter holidays will be spent in an unusual manner. Many programmes are upset, and generally the effect is pretty much like an unexpected removal. Of course it had to come, and the sooner the better. All the prophets are out of it; indeed, prediction does not seem at all a modern gift. The dissolution neither came when it was momentarily expected, nor will Lord Beaconsfield's Parliament have the unique reputation in history of having lived as long as a Parliament could. Putting speculation aside, the truth is that the Premier dissolved when it best suited his purpose. This is simple, as indeed are many explanations which deserve credit. At no time for several years past has the diplomatic and political coast been so clear for a run to the country and as the future could not be looked into, and there was not very much of it to look into, now was taken as an acceptable time. Lord Beaconsfield is nothing if he is not a creator of uncommon combinations, and he has again displayed it in his choice of the experiment of an appeal to the country. The election will liberate much else than two or three millions of money. We were weary of the oft-repeated charges against the Government-of the Eastern Question, Berlin Treaty, Secret Conven- tion, Cyprus, Afghan and Zulu bothers, and the rest of it. Not that we lacked appreciation, but that we wanted to know What then ?" The next few weeks will be a harvest for those fellows who now appear with the shiniest of hats, talk in the loudest of voices, crack jokes with the merriest, and drink everybody else under the table. You know the style of man. He is never seen save at election times and, of course, he generally hails from London. He has not the slightest amount of conscience, and doesn't pretend to have any. He knows everything, and is a much sharper fellow than the candidate, who oftener than otherwise is not, it must be confessed, over-blessed with sense. For a season, also, drinks and guineas will be plenti- ful among what may be termed the camp followers of the election. Bribery and corruption did not pass away when the Act against them passed into operation. Newspaper proprietors, too, turn an honest penny out of the election addresses; and when they do jobbing- printing also the advantage is increased. Dr. Parker's candidature for the City of London -which seems to give people so much to talk about -is doing good by calling attention to the fact (often alluded to, but not disposed of for all that) that at present Parliamentary honours, as they are called, but Parliamentary duties, as the minister of the City Temple would term them, are only for the money-bags and that in this, as in much else, it is not brains, but £ s. d. which win. The whole subject is surrounded with difficulties. I should as little care to see the House filled with needy adven- turers as with brainless millionaires. A man without means can hardly spare the time for atten- ding at Westminster; and we are not quite so radical as to be indifferent whether our legislators are out at elbows or not. The Government Bill to amend and continue the Corrupt Practices Act, by allowing the conveyance of voters to the poll, is another step in favour of mere money-bags. Perhaps it was a ridiculous distinction to condemn in the borough what was permitted in the counties, and a prohibition without a penalty was of little effect in this naughty world. But I have a very strong opinion that the conveyance of voters in both county and borough should be forbidden, and that a voter who will not go to the poll unless he is carried there is better disfranchised. There is still much about our elections which makes them other than the free choice of enlightened and independent electors. Another objection which Dr. Parker takes is to personal canvassing that is, himself, hat in hand, begging people to give him their votes. Had I the power, I would do away with all kinds of canvas- sing, but particularly I would abolish that by candidates. It is a humiliation and a temptation to which no man should be subjected. I must con- fess that anyone who asks me how I shall vote is answered with more force than elegance, and that strict orders are issued in my household to slam the door in the face of the canvasser without the slightest pretence at ceremony. Very rude Which, pray? London, 18th March, 188).
GLADSTONE A DISRAELI. Disraeli, nid oes reolaeth,—heddyw Fo haedda'th lywodraeth, Os gwirir, gael ysgariaeth, Iuddew ffrom o'th addaw ffraoth. Gladstone, ei glod estynir-yn Brydain, Er brwydrau'r cyfandir; Athrawiaeth ei araeth Ir A'i ddawn eitha' ddinoethir. GLAN WYLFA. Garth Board School.
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A whale, about 35 feet in length, was seen off Dover on Saturday. Captain Luke Robinson, while travelling by train from the Crystal Palace to Ludgate-hill, on Friday night, fell from the carriage and had both of his legs cut off, death resulting a few hours afterwards. The body of another of the passengers of the illfated Tay Bridge train was found on Saturday on the north shore of the Tay, eight miles east of the bridge. This is the 41st body recovered. On Saturday night Robert Donaldson, brick- layer, and George Thackrah, labourer, were removing the rubbish from underneath the newly- built arch of a bakehouse oven, at Dairycoates, Hull, when the arch suddenly fell down upon them, and they were killed. The Hon. Rollo Russell writes to the papers to correct an impression which may be conveyed by Mr. Cowen's speech that his father, the late Earl Russell, was opposed to the policy of the present Opposition. His cordial support of the cause of the insurgents from the first rising against the Turkish Government is sufficient proof of his opinions on the Eastern question. Mr. Russell quotes passages from the late earl's writings indicating that both he and Lord Palmerston were, at least in the main principles of an Eastern policy, in accord with Mr. Glad- stone.
A good story is told by a. teacher of one of the Sunday schools in the centre of the city of New York. A Sunday or two ago she asked her class of little girls who went into the ark with Noah. None of them seemed to know, but one girl thought she must say something, and not knowing, she used her natural-born right of guessing, and, to the amusement of the teacher, replied His siaters and his, cousins aud his auuts,"
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. .The Bank rate and Consols are unaltered. Lord Beaconsfield left town. this morning, to attend the Council at Windsor Castle, to-day. His Lordship will probably remain at the castle to-night, returning to London to-morrow. t, C, A man named John Edwards, residing at Kildysart, was attacked and severely beaten by two men, last night, whilst riding home. No arrests have been made. THE GENERAL ELECTION. The Nationalists of Limerick County will bring forward Mr. John Lonsfield Casey, the ex- Fenian prisoner.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:— s. d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 0 to 7 6 Red wheat 6 0 to- 7 0 Malting barley 5 3 to 5 9 Grinding do. 4 9 to 5 0 Oats (per 701b.) 4 0 to 4 G Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 010 Veal ditto 0 7 to 010 Mutton ditto 0 8 to 0 9 Lamb (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 9 Pork ditto 0 7 to 0 9 Rabbits (each) 1 0 to 1 2 Fowls (per couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 0 0 to 5 0 Turkeys ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Soles (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 6 Cods ditto 0 4 to 0 8 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Trout ditto 0 0 to 1 0 Apples (per hundred) 0 0 to 7 0 Potatoes (per measure) 6 0 to 6 6 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 4 Butter (per lb.) 1 7 to 1 8 Eggs 14 to 16 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. Wheat met with a fair enquiry from the outset, and a good business was developed, sellers gaining Id. to 2d. advance on Friday's rates. Flour was in steady request, and late prices were fully supported. Beans and peas steady, without change. Indian corn taken to a fair extent, at Id. per cental advance. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 63. Od. to 7s. 6d.: red wheat, 6s. Od. to 7s. Od.; barley, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 9d.; oats, 4s. 9d. to 5s. Od.; potatoes, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per score; butter, Is. 6d. to Is. 7d. per lb.; eggs, 0 to 12 for a shilling fowls, 4s. 6d. to 58. 9d. per couple; ducks, 5s. 9d to 6s. 9d. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. Od. to 7 s. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley 4s. Od. 6s. Od.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; butter Is. 7d. to Is. 8d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 0 to 12 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od.; potatoes, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per 120. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY—Wheat, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, 00s. to 00s. Od.; eggs, 14 to 18 for a shilling; butter Is. 8i. to Is. lOd. per lb.; fowls, 3s. 3d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, 3s. 6i. to 5s. Od. each; potatoes, 7 lbs. for sixpence; beef, 8d. to 9td. per lb.; mutton, 8d. to lOd.; veal, Od. to Od.; lamb, Od. to Od.; pork, 7d. to 8id. SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat per 75 lbs., 7s. 6d. to8 s. 6d.; red wheat, 6s. Od. to 7s. 21.; oats, per 225 lbs., 16s. 6d. to 24s. Od.; beans, per 235 lbs., 19s. 6d. to 21s. Od.; malt, per imperial bushel, Os. Od. to 9s. Od.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. March 9th, the wife of Mr. D. Jones, commercial traveller, Regent-street, Llangollen, of a son. March 3rd, at 24, Segontium-terrace, Carnarvon, the wife of Mr. Watkin Williams, ot' a daughter. March 7th, at 6, Roxburgh-place, Wrexham, the wife of Mr. R. Williams, of tw-ins—daughters. March 15th, the wife of Mr. James S. Chess mm, Castle Fields, Os westry, of a son. MARRIAGES. March 17th, at Ruabon Church,, by the Rev. J. E. Edwards, vicar of Rhosymedre, Joan Edward, only son of Mr. John Davies, Dinbren Farm, near Llan- gollen, to Miss Mary Anne, eldest daughter or Mr. Daniel Owens, Rhos, and adopted child of the late Mr. Peter Wright, of Plas-issa Farm, Ruabon. March 16th, at Chilwell, Notts, by the Rev. G. Roughten, pastor, assisted by the Rev. David Davies, of Collingham (brother-in-law of bridegroom), Richard Foulkes Griffiths, pastor of Stoney-street Church, and barrister-at-law, Nottingham, to Helen, second daughter of Rev. T. Gradby, M.A., principal of Chilwell College, Notts. March 16th, at Pontfadog Church, by the Rev. W. D. Rees, rector, Samuel, third son of the late Mr. Samuel Jones, Pen-y-bryn, Glyn Traian, to E izabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Richard Jones, Swan Inn, Pon fadog. March 5th, at St. David's Welsh Church, Brownlow- hill, Liverpool, by the Rev. E. T. Davies, Mr. John Jones, of Liverpool, to Anne, daughter of the late Rev. Richard Owen, Baptist minister, Amlwch. March 2nd, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, Mr. Alfred Jones, Gwastadnant, to Miss Hannah Williams, Fron, Llanberis. DEATHS. March 12th, aged 9 years, Evan Thomas, the eldest son of Mr. Thomas Jones, platelayer, Bank Top, Llangollen. March 12th, aged 24 years, Margaret Anne, tha beloved wife of Mr. Joseph Edwards, Pentre House, near Chirk. March 13th, at Oambrian-place, Llangollen, after a long illness, aged 33 years, Mr. William Burrow, late of Manchester. March 14th, aged 2 months, Richard Caradoc, the infant son of Mr. George Henry Seeley, watchmaker, 33, Church-street, Llangollen. March 10th, Mr. Ellis Powell Jones, Rhoddegie, Llanarmon, aged 31 years. March 13th, Anne Parry, sister to Robert Parry, Esq., Accre, Llanarmon, aged 70 years. March 12th, aged 75, Mr. Edward Jones, Ty-dn, Tregeiriog, late of Eagles Inn, Llanarmon D.C. March 3rd, aged 58, Mr. David Edwards, Pwll- cenanon, Penllwyn, brother of the Rev. L. Edwards, D.D., The College, Bala. March 2nd, at Rhyl, aged 5 years, Nora. Helen, second daughter; and, on March 4th, at the same place, aged 13 months, George Randies, only son of Major J. Withers, Bombay Staff Corps. March 4th, Mr. John Wright, aged 28 years, billiard-marker, Rhyl. March 15th, at Towyn, Merionethshire, Mary, wife of the Rev. J. H. Symond, and elder sister of Councillor John Davies, of Liverpool. March 11th, aged 77, at The Court, Merthyr Tydfil, Edward Davies, surgeon, J.P. for the counties of Glamorgan and Brecknock. March 16th, aged 29, Mr. Christopher Lawless, Beatrice-street, Oswestry. March 8th, aged 63, at Procarth House, Ruthin, Mr. Mr. John Jones, agent. March 11th, at 17, Newry Fawr-street, Holyhead, aged 38, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Owen R. Williams.
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