OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE, 1880. This great aquatic contest took place on Monday last over the usual course from Putney to Mortlake, Oxford proving the winners by four lengths. The time of the race, as taken by Benson's chronograph, was as follows:- Start 10 38 38 Arrival 11 0 1 Duration of Race 21 23 The same authority also gives last year's time as 21 minutes 18 seconds. The weather being extremely fine, there was an immense concourse of spectators all along the line.
AN ELOPEMENT AND ITS SEQUEL.—A man applied at the Westminster Police-court, London, on Saturday, for advice, with reference to his wife, who had, he said, run away with money he had saved and everything else of value which had been in the house. The magistrate said he was afraid he could not help him, upon which the applicant said he hoped, then, he should not meet his wife, or he would certainly murder her. He was im- mediately ordered into the dock, and, in default of finding security to keep the peace, was ordered to be imprisoned for six months. A MONEY HAWKER IN TROUBLE.—Francis Lowry was charged at the Wandsworth Police-court, London, on Saturday, with cheating her Majesty's subjects by means of palmistry. He stood on the towing-path on the morning of the expected boat race, and offered to sell purses each containing two half-crowns for half that amount. One which was purchased contained two pennies. The prisoner said" he sometimes got caught himself and had to put up with it, and offered to show how the trick was done. Turning up his sleeves, he threw two half-crowns into a purse, part of his stock, then took them out and, whilst pre- tending to throw them back, really threw them into the hand holding the purse, pence which had been palmed taking their place in the latter. The magistrate discharged the prisoner, remarking that persons who bought purses under such circumstances must take the consequences. THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS AND THE GENERAL ELECTION.—At the Arfon Monthly Meeting of the Cal vinisticMethodists, held at Bwlan, representing about eighty churches, it was resolved, "That this meeting being convinced of the close connection existing between the gospel of righteousness and a wise and righteous policy, feels constrained in the present critical juncture of national affairs, to protest against the foreign policy of her Majesty's present advisers, and affirms that it is the clear duty of every Christian and true patriot to secure the return to Parlia- ment of candidates opposed to the policy of un- just wars and aggressions abroad, and pledged to further the religious and political equality, the sobriety and moral "development of the people. For these and other reasons we urge the Liberal electors of Carnarvonshire to stand firm to their principles at the present election." Signed, Robert Thomas, chairman; T. G. Roberts, secretary.
search of him, and found him at the Hand Hotel. lIe asked him for his watch, when he replied he did not know where it was. Prisoner offered him his own watch, and witness refused it, stating, ''That's not mine, and I only want my own." 5>C. Morgan was called in, and he took prisoner In custody. The number of the watch was 27662, and the one produced was his.—To pri- soner I saw Dodd handing you the watch.—-W. Dodd, collier, Chirk Green, said he was at the Cross Keys when Edwards came in. He asked 30s. for his watch, and witness offered him 15s. -It was handed to witness, and after seeing it he, at the request of the prisoner, handed it to him After failing to open it he was told by Edwards that he would do that, and on being handed it, he opened it and replaced it in prisoner's hand. He again, after looking at it, shut it and immediately Walked out. He had had the watch but a very few minutes before he walked out.—Dd. Davies, groom at the Hand Hotel, on going into the tap- room between seven and eight on Saturday night Noticed Edwards and prisoner there, and heard Edwards ask the latter for his watch three or four times, and prisoner answer that he had not got it, but admitting twice that he had. Edwards after asking as many times again became impatient, ^d walking out told Dodd he would fetch P.C. Morgan. Prisoner then called for a glass and talked out. Witness saw him go half way across the yard in the direction of the gate. There were several persons in the tap-room.—C. Edwards, Joiner, Chirk, heard on Saturday that the watch had been stolen, and in company with others Went to look for it and found it. It was on the ground and covered slightly with soil the other Slde of the post of the gate leading out of the yard, and about nine inches from the hedge. The Prisoner was seen going in that direction, and the Search was made for curiosity. They handed the ^tch produced over to the police officer.—P.C. •"forgan was informed of the theft on Saturday night, about eight o'clock, by Edwards, and after taking further enquiry at the village, he went to Prisoner, and called him out. He denied all ^Dowledge of the watch, and on being told lie would be locked up he remarked, "I'll go with ^1," and accompanied the officer to his house. After they had been there about half an hour Prisoner went out to the back with the officer, and told him that he would go with him to fetch the Watch, when he was told that that was needless, as Charles Edwards had already brought it.—The Prisoner called for his defence John Carsley, a. c°lHer, who deposed that between 8 and 8 30 p.m. ^Saturday he was at the tap-room of the Hand, ri ,n prisoner came in. Shortly afterwards John ^dwards followed and asked him for his watch, ttd prisoner said he should have it, at the same time ptllliDg. out a watch, but when he saw it he Ppeared rather confused as the watch was his Wn, and Edwards remarked that he would not aVe that but that he wanted his own. Prisoner aid he had not got another, but told witness, "I ja<* the man's watch, but have lost it." He sat th f .room. from about 8 15 to 8 30, and during at time did not miss prisoner until P.C. Morgan pie.. He would not swear that he did not leave do6 r°om ,a^ a^> would swear that he did not th S° d.uriDg the time that Edwards was gone for e police officer.—Prisoner made a statement to „ ^.effect that he received the watch from Dodd h L^'ace(^ *n his pocket. When at the Hand 'e had occasion to go out, and somehow or .other e must have dropped the watch, for when he returned to the tap-room he discovered that it Was gone. He meant to return it.-Capt. Dickin remarked that he thought of dealing with the case summarily, but it had turned out so serious that he could do nothing but remand the prisoner until Quarter Sessions. He also reprimanded plaTtT^8 ^is watch for sale at such a n^prisoner was released on bail, himself for nc* two others for £ 25 each. rp LLANDUDNO. J.HE LIBERALS AND THE COUNTY CONTEST.—The a. ternoon of Saturday, the 20th inst., witnessed a. more enthusiastic demonstration in favour of Jhe Liberal candidate, Mr. Watkin Williams, than has ever been witnessed in this town. Upon Arriving, after speaking at Conway, the carriage ot Mr. Williams was drawn through the crowded oroughfare to the place of meeting (St. George's QJ V by some of his admirers, headed by the evp • anc* Conway brass bands. In the Wh mn*u' at .°'cl°ck> he addressed the electors, en the chair was occupied by Mr. 13. Hughes, Hj' Upon the platform were several influential weUbers of the Liberal party in the county, as e as a number of local leaders. Pe ^NSERVATIVES-—The Honourable Douglas a(J3naut .arrived here on Tuesday, morning, °"}Panied by Mr. Mostyn, Mr. Chamberlain, M t C^arc* Dulkeley," and Mr. A. Foulkes (Mr. ^ostyn'a agent), and several members of the oservative party, for the purpose of canvassing ■ty es< At 7 p.m., at the Masonic Hall, which add Crowdcd, Mr. Mostyn presiding, Mr. Pennant loc l°SSed electors. He dwelt mostly upon ret Ejects, and was confident in being again with a still larger majority. A pr 6 confidence in the hon. member was SuiP°sed and seconded, to which an amendment seating Mr. Watkin Williams's name was put Mi' rr^ec^ Shortly after 9 o'clock, the meeting, Wa k keen a very lively one throughout, 0" "nought to a close, after the usual formalities. side the hall an immense crowd awaited Mr. gr*1Ilant, whose appearance wals the signal for of i!1? an^ hooting. After witnessing this state things for a short time, he became quite ra,?erVed' no^ be'n<? willing to proceed to the <i0 y Nation without the escort of some half a i. zen policemen^ The immense crowd followed a to the station, and continued their groans din ^ssesi adding other signs denoting their approval. MOLD. H,E MILITIA. — The recruits assembled on M^day Week. L7AEALING A WATCH.—On Wednesday, March ]Vj0.' before Colonel Roper and Mr. C. P. fegjrVan' Margaret Morris, a married woman W) *g at Bootle, Liverpool, was charged on and with stealing a watch, the property of Ko'n Matthews, of Tryddyn. Mr. G. E. T. the r ?e^ell(led the prisoner. It appeared from Wat fVl(^ence that the prosecutrix missed her from the house at Tryddyn, where the had been staying, and it was afterwards Prifi at t'ie Prisoner's house at Bootle. The Payi°Uer was ^ne(^ an(l costs, or in default of Wa+ one calendar month's hard labour and the ch to be returned. 0 WREXHAM. IT^^UTKNLY MEETING.—On Friday, the 19th 1j i tr | i^le English Congregationalists of Denbigh- stfJx e held their quarterly meeting at Chester- Chapel, this town, the Rev. J. H. Hughes, I'he vr' the chairman for the year, presiding. re were present, besides the ministers and l^^tes of the union, the Rev. E. J. Hartland, ar»d tKU' rePresenting the Church Aid Society, the pu ^ev" Gallaway, M.A., representing Pel Building Society. At the close of f°Fe^eeting a resolution condemnatory of the atjjj policy of Earl Beaconsfield and his ^art.en/S was unanimously adopted. The next rterly meeting is to be held at Ruabon.
WATER.—Imported direct by the ship- |he springs near Hamburg. Suoplied to famines O" ENGLAND and GE&- ^0Derf; ronai'(l to organic parity and whole ome 6S' ^osbach is FAR SUPERIOR to any other lePort) w?;ter Ihave examined (Professor Wanklyn's of'nv, ? obtained retail afc the Clab Hotels, J ■z- Wine Merchants ana others, 5a. per an<l 6s. 6d. per doz. large bottles. In tie arriaovf6s^ hirge bottles, 23s. 6d.j 100 small, 34s. ?>a8es eU P to any Eailway Station Bottles and r°8hacli Flr? an<^ adowed for in full when returned. *WUd0n T,mI>ariyi Limited, 3-5, JPinsbury Circus, (158b RUTHIN. THE LATE MR. JOHN JONES.—We understand that the late Mr. John Jones's business has been entirely transferred to Mr. David Jones and Mr. Charles Ellis Jones (the deceased gentleman's third son), who will act as joint partners. The business will be carried on as usual at the agency offices, Well-street. THE ELECTION.—The annual fair this year has somewhat interfered with election business, but the Liberals and Conservatives are hard at work, both parties being confident of success. MR. JOYCE'S NEW Snor.—We are pleased to see that Mr. W. C. Joyce has at last removed to his spacious new premises in St. Peter's-square, commonly known as London House. In these days of depressed trade, it is gratifying to note at least one of our tradesmen endeavouring to keep up with the progress of the times. Mr. Joyce's business is one of the oldest established in the town, and there is little doubt but that he will succeed in the new and prominent position which he has taken up. Mr. Joyce's shop is lit outside by a couple of reflecting lanterns, which are quite a novelty to Ruthin. The interior is fitted up with the latest designs in shop furniture, and the stock has been obtained from the latest English and foreign markets. It is Mr. Joyce's intention, as soon as the back of his premises is completed, to increase his present new stock from time to time very extensively, and to replenish it with the latest novelties. Mr. Joyce opened his shop on Saturday week for the first time. LLANTYSILIO. EASTER VESTRY.-The annual vestry for electing parochial officers and transacting other business pertaining to the parish was held at the National School on Friday, March 19th, under the presidency of the Rev. J. S. Jones, vicar of the parish. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, the following were elected parish officials for the ensuing year:- Overseers (Upper Division)—Mr. David Jones, Coed 1al Issa, Mr. Thomas Evans, Bryniau, and Mr. John Jones, Pen-y-bedw (Lower Division) Mr. William Wharton, Brynteg, Mr. Jones, Bwlch Issa, and Mr. John Jones, Bwlch Mawr. Waywardens—Mr. Edward Lloyd, Pantyffynnon, and Mr. Edward Jones, Maes-y-llyn. Church- wardens-Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B., and Mr. Thomas Parry, Tan-y-coed. GARTH. "THE ENEMY AND THE CONFLICT."—Mr, H. Plenydd Williams, G.W.C.T.W., the talented lecturer, delivered an excellent oration on the above subject at the Baptist Chapel on Tuesday evening to a numerous and respectable audience. At the beginning, he set forth Goliath the Philistine and the Israelites, putting the former to denote the class of tipplers and the latter that of sobriety. He compared different modes of drinking with the various parts of Goliath's garb. All his remarks were practical and very effective, and the attention paid by those present was rapt. Several remarks were made by the Revs. P. Ellis, Penybryn, J. Robinson, Llansilin, and W. Williams, Garth (the chairman). At the close of the meeting about 30 remained behind, in order to join the Good Templar or Temperance cause. It would be well for every neighbourhood to hear him.-Listener.
CHINA DEFYING THE WORLD. China is making heavy war preparations, and purchasing arms extensively." Such is the latest telegraphic news from the Flowery Land, and it is in itself momentous; but the explanation of this extraordinary accumulation of warlike imple- ments enhances, if possible, the importance of the news. "The Russian complication," we read, "is the chief cause, but a defiant attitude is shown in a less degree towards Foreign Powers generally." China, in fact, not content with having got the worst of it in her recent war of words with the Loochoo Islands, now throws down the gauntlet to all the rest of the world, and strikes with her lance-head not one but every shield hung up in the lists! Was ever such "indomitable" courage heard of before as this challenge from Pekin to all the four Continents ? But when will the programme of this terrific conflict be published ? Are we all to come on at once, or does China stipulate for one continent down before another begins? Will China congregate all her forces for one vast Armageddon at home, and await in the Flowery Land itself the simultaneous shock of the battle from a score of armies, or will the Celestials assume the offensive and commence hostilities by an indiscriminate attack upon everybody? The conception of a universal war is sublime, and, indeed, history could afford no parallel to the preliminary mustering of all the Chinese hosts on the top of the Great Wall, and the advance of an unbroken wave of Chinamen stretching from the Arctic to the Indian Oceans, and sweeping majestically, regardless of opposition, from east to west-and back again. It behoves us to be prepared.-Daily Telegraph.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. The Mark Lane Express says—" The weather of the past few weeks has given farmers strong grounds for anticipating a favourable season. Sowing and ploughing are making steady progress. A large breadth of spring corn has been planted under the most favourable conditions, and the seasonable weather of the past few weeks has strengthened the wheat plant without unduly forcing it. In most districts the sowing of beans and peas is nearly completed, while that of barley and oats is well in hand, and the agricultural situation may be regarded as promising. Farmers at last have hopes of a turn of the tide. Pastures are still looking fresh and green, but grass has not grown much of late, owing to the prevalence of cold winds. A reaction in favour of higher prices has been noticeable in the wheat trade during the past week, and a full shilling advance has taken place in the value of home grown, both at Mark-lane and in the country. The supplies everywhere have been unusually small. Foreign wheat, of which the imports into London have continued on a moderate scale, has also met an improved demand. I
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LIFE OF THE PRINCE CONSORT. As stated in our last, Sir Theodore Martin has given the world his fifth and concluding volume of the Life of his Royal Highness the Prince Consort" (published by Smith, Elder and Co., London). It is a work of great personal interest, and of sterling worth to the future historian it will also be found very acceptable by the general reader. We now give a few more quotations. The present volume opens with the year 1860, and the manner in which the Royal Family com- menced the New Year is happily described by the Queen, who, in writing to King Leopold on the 3rd of January, says:- We began 1860 very peaceably and happily, and I never remember spending a pleasanter New Year's Day, surrounded by our children and dear Mamma." The concluding chapter (the 116th) contains a record of the Trent affair, and a description of the last illness and death of the Prince Consort. In speaking of the latter event, Mr. Martin says :— It was characteristic of the Prince Consort that he contemplated the prospect of death with an equanimity by no means common in men of his years. This was owing to no indifference or distaste for life. He enjoyed it and was happy and cheer- ful in his work, in his family circle, in loving thoughtfulness for others, and in the sweet returns of affection which this brought back to himself. But he had none of the strong yearning for life and fulness of years which is felt by those who shrink from looking beyond the warm precincts of the .genial day' into a strange and uncertain future. He had no wish to die, but he did not care for living. Not long before his fatal-illness, in speaking to the Queen, he said I do not cling to life. You do but I set no store by it. If I knew that those I love were well cared for, I should be quite ready to die to-morrow. In the same conversation, he added I am sure, if I had a severe illness, I should give up at once, I should not struggle for life. I have no tenacity of life.' This was said without a trace of sadness; he was content to stay, if such were Heaven's will; he was equally ready to go hence, should that will be otherwise." The Prince's illness commenced on the 22nd of November, 1861. On that day, despite the incessant rain, he drove over from Windsor to Sandhurst, to inspect the buildings for the new Staff College and Royal Military Academy, which were then in progress; and, on his return he complained, says Her Majesty's Diary, "of being tired, and much of the weather." During the following days the Prince complained of chilliness and aching, but no serious apprehensions were entertained. On the 28th November he went down the Walk below the South Terrace to see the Eton College Volunteers go through their manoeuvres and pass before the Queen. This occupied about twenty minutes. "The Volunteers then passed into the adjoining conservatory, where a luncheon had been prepared for them. As soon as they were seated,' to quote from Her Majesty's Diary, we went in and walked round the tables it was a very pretty sight. Albert was well wrapped up, but looked unwell, and could only walk very slow. The day was very close and warm but although the Prince was wrapped up in a coat lined with fur, he said on the ground that he felt as if cold water were being poured down his back. His absence would have created remark and apprehension, and, rather than give rise to these, he went out, though conscious that he ought not to have gone. Ieh muss lelder Aabei ei-selieinen I (' Unhappily, I must be present') are the words of his diary. It is the last entry in it, and like all the entries from the 23rd onwards, it is written in a very weak hand." The unfavourable symptoms continuing, Sir James Clark and Dr. Jenner were sent for. On the 4th of December, on returning from a short walk, the Queen found him very restless and haggard, and suffering, though at times he seemed better;" and she adds, I was sadly nervous with ups and downs of hope and fear." That night Dr. Jenner sat up with his patient. At eight next morning the Queen found the Prince sitting on the sofa in his sitting-room. The Prince com- plained of his wretched condition, and the Queen says that he had sometimes a strange, wild look." In the evening the doctors reported the Prince to be decidedly better. But on Deo. GtTi the charaoW of the Prince's illness was clear beyond a doubt. The presence of fever had been suspected, and the symptoms were now manifest, but the physicians saw no ground for alarm. On the 8th he was con- sidered by the doctors to be going on well, and his desire to be removed into one of the larger rooms was carried into effect. "On the 6th Dec., '61, when I returned from breakfast," the Queen writes, "I found him lying on the bed in the Slue-room, and much pleased. The sun was shining brightly, the room was fine, large, and cheerful, and he said It is so fine For the first time since his illness he asked for some music, and said,' I should like to hear a fine choral played at a distance. We had a piano brought into the next room, and Alice played Ems feete Burg ist miser GottJ and another, and he listened, looking upward, with such a sweet expression, and with tears in his eyes. He then said, < I)as reicht hin' ('That is enough"). It was Sunday. The Rev. Charles Kingsley preached, but I heard nothing,' are the Queen's significant words. The listlessness and irritability, so foreign to the Prince's nature, but so characteristic of his disease, continued; and at times his mind would wander. But when, later in the day, the Queen read Peveril of the Peak' to him. he followed the story with interest, and by his occasional remarks showed that he did so. When her Majesty returned to him after dinner she records with a touching simplicity,' He was so pleased to see me-stroked my face,and smiled, and called mé liebes J'ranehen (" dear little wife"). Precious love His tenderness this evening, when he held my hands and stroked my face, touched me so much—made me'so grateful. By this time the Ministers had become alarmed, and the Prince's illness was deemed too serious to be longer concealed from the public; but on the 10th, after passing a tolerably quiet night, his con- dition was considered more hopeful. It was thought desirable to give him a little change, and he was wheeled upon a sofa into an adjoining room. I" Going through the door,' the Queen writes,' he turned to look at the beautiful picture on china of the Madonna which he gave me three years ago, and asked to stop and look at it, ever loving what is beautiful." When the Queen returned to him, after a short absence, she found him a little excited about his letters, which Dr. Jenner asked him if I might open (they were about Alfred and Leopold), as yesterday, when I asked, he said" No," and feared they contained bad news. But I soon quieted him, and, by his desire, read them to him, On Thursday, Dec. 12th, the fever had increased, giving cause for special apprehension. On the following day no change for the better was percep- tible, and the critical state of the Prince was made known to the Royal household. "It was noticed by the Queen that when the Prince was wheeled in as usual from his bedroom to the room in which he passed the day that, for the first time, he took no notice of his favourite picture, and would not be turned, as he had previously been, with his back to the light; but remained, with his hands clasped, looking silently out of the window at the sky. When the Queen came in from a short walk in the afternoon she found that there had been a sudden and alarming sinking. But towards evening the Prince rallied. The pulse improved, and he became for a time so much like his former self, so affectionate and gentle, that a gleam of hope and comfort was kindled for a time in the heart of the almost despairing Queen. All through the night cheering reports were brought to her Majesty almost every hour." On the morning of the day on which he died (Saturday, Dec. 14th), the Prince appeared better, and the Queen was informed that there was ground to hope the crisis was over." I went over at seven," her Majesty writes, as I usually did. It was a bright morning, the sun just rising and shining brightly. The room had the sad look of night-watching, the candles burnt down to their sockets, the doctors looking anxious. I went in, and never can I forget how beautiful my darling looked, lying there with his face lit up by the rising sun, his eyes unusually bright, gazing as it were on unseen objects, and not taking notice of me."
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THE GENERAL ELECTION. ANGLESEY.—Saturday being the weekly market at Beaumaris, Mr. Davies, the Liberal member, was engaged in actively canvassing the farmers, whilst his opponent, Captain Rayner, was similarly occupied at Holyhead. Mr. Davies addressed meetings at Penucheldre, Llanddoua, and Llangoed. Captain Rayner addressed a meeting at Holyhead. Mr. Fanning Evans, Mona Lodge, Amlwch, one of the Government inspectors of mines, issued an address on Saturday, in which he stated that in compliance with numerously- signed requisites and frequent deputations, he comes forward as an Independent Liberal, who agrees on many points with Mr. Gladstone. He advocates Sunday closing, and a grant to Aberystwyth College. He is looked upon as occupying the similar unenviable position as that of Captain Verney in 1874. DENBIGH BOROUGHS.—Mr. Kenyon has completed his canvass at Ruthin and Denbigh, and visited Holt on Saturday, and this week will canvass Wrexham. Both candidates address meetings at Ruthin during the week.—Mr. Kenyon arrived at Ruthin on Wednesday night, accompanied by Sir Watkin Wynn, Lady Wynn, and Mrs. Kenyon. They were met at the station by a large and enthusiastic crowd of persons, who gave them a cordial reception. The horses were removed from the carriage, which was drawn by a number of Mr. Kenyon's supporters. A procession, headed by the Ruthin band, was then formed, which paraded the streets of the town, the occupants of the carriage being cheered heartily en route. Subsequently the procession escorted the worthy baronet, Mr. Kenyon, and party to the Town- hall, where a crowded and enthusiastic meeting was held. CARNARVONSHIRE.—The Hon. Douglas Pennant, the Conservative candidate, addressed a crowded meeting on Saturday night, at the Bangor Skating Rink. Major Platt presided, and was supported by Colonels West, Holt, and Williams, Dr. Richards, &c. The candidate, who met with a very enthusiastic reception, said that there were already plenty of lawyers in Parliament, and he hoped Carnarvonshire would not add to the number. With all their abuse of Lord Beaconsfield, he had never been called a fool; and he put it to them, were they going to support that policy which had brought peace to Europe or abandon it for no one knew what, as the Liberals had no policy? They wanted to turn out the Government, but what policy had they to on'er ? Mr. Gladstone — ( hisses ) — when appealed to, was dumb. The continuation in office of a Tory Government was the only thing which could secure peace in Europe.-On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Watkin Williams addressed public meetings at Conway and Llandudno. His reception was of a most enthusiastic character. The horses were detached, and, headed by a brass band, the carriage was drawn by ropes through the streets, which were gay with bunting and crowded with people. Alderman Albert Wood presided, and on the platform were Mrs. Watkin Williams, Messrs. Bulkeley Hughes, M.P.; Hugh Pugh (Carnarvon), W. A. Darbishire, Swinford Wood, C. Darbishire, Glynne Jones (Bangor), E. E. Davies, T. Parry, W. Rogers, S. Roberts (Llandudno), Revs. J. Spinther James, S. Roberts, and others. FLINTSHIRE BOROUGHS.—Mr. Roberts addressed the electors at St. Asaph on Saturday, the Rev. Dr.. Butterton (chairman of the Rhyl Liberal Af jociation) presiding. Mr. L. Muspratt proposed a. esolution approving of Mr. Roberts's past s- dees and pledging the meeting to secure his r election. The motion was unanimously carried. -1 In enthusiastic meeting of the friends supporters of Mr. P. P. Pennant, the Conser- ive candidate for the representation of the x icsiilre boroughs, was held on Wednesday r ht, in the Cocoa-rooms, Bagillt, Mr. W. Pierce p siding. MIDLOTHIAN. — On Monday, Lord Dalkeith at iressed a meeting of electors at Corstophine, M ilothian. He had no doubt the Conservatives wt aid be successful in this election. He also visited Davidson's Mains. In his remarks he spoke of the presence of the British fleet in the Sea of Marmora as having had the effect of preventing the Russians entering Constantinople. He believed, after all that had been said to the contrary, that it would be recorded in history that the fleet had had the effect of turning* back the Russian army.-A vote of confidence in Lord Dalkeith was unanimously carried. Mr. Gladstone on Monday entered upon the second week of his electoral campaign in Midlothian. Early in the day he opened the new Liberal Club in Edinburgh, and then proceeded to Gilmerton, where he met with an enthusiastic greeting. In his speech he dwelt almost exclusively on the question of the disestablish- ment of the Scotch Kirk. He for one, he said, was not prepared to vote it, as he believed it wag still to a large extent the church of the people of Scotland, and did not hold an analogous position to the Church of Ireland, which had been forced as an alien institution on a conquered and oppressed people. He afterwards went to Loan- head, where he spoke principally on foreign affairs. Votes of confidence were passed at both meetings. MERIONETHSHIRE. — A crowded meeting of Liberal electors and others was held at Conven, on Monday evening, March 22nd, at six. o'clock. The greatest excitement and enthusiasm was manifested in the town when the time neared for Mr. Holland's arrival from Cynwyd. Large numbers of people, headed by 6 the Glynceiriog brass band, proceeded towards Cynwyd to give Mr. Holland a hearty welcome to the old town of Corwen. After the meeting at Cynwyd, Mr. Holland left for Corwen with v" ^°kertson, M.P., in Mr. Robertson's carriage. When the Corwenites saw the carriage approach- ing, ringing cheers were given for Mr. Holland aiid Mr. Robertson, the horses were speedily replaced by a number of willing hands anxious to show their respect for the two hon. gentlemen by drawing them through the town, the band 6 9 playing the "March of the Men of Harlech," and when the carriage came in view of the town, by the railway station, the cheering was renewed, and almost all the townsmen had turned out to swell the procession; the carriage was drawn through the town as far as the National Schools, and then they returned to the Market-place, stopping opposite the Nag's Head, where Mr. Holland's committee met. The band here played several tunes, ending with God save the Queen," then Mr. Holland addressed a few words of thanks to the inhabitants for their cordial reception, saying he would reserve the few remarks he had to make until the meeting at the British School. Cheers were given for Mr. Holland again and again, and Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. Bright; and all the prominent local Liberals came in for a share of the enthusiasm. At six o'clock the meeting commenced at the British School, which was immediately crowded uncomfortably, many being unable to gain admission. A stage had been erected at one end of the room, and the walls displayed a number of appropriate mottoes. The chair was taken by Colonel Evans-Lloyd, Moelygarnedd, supported by Mr. Henry Robertson, M.P., Pale, Mr. Edwd. Breese, Morfa Lodge, Portmadoc, &c. Our space being so limited, we cannot insert the speeches. THE CHURCH AND THE ELECTIONS.—On Saturday, the council of the Church Association issued an address to the constituencies of the United Kingdom, calling attention to the fact that during the last 30 years the simplicity of worship restored to the church at the Reforma- tion has been grievously impaired by the introduction of Romish practices. Although these proceedings have been condemned by the highest judicial tribunals, censured by the bishops, and repudiated by the vast majority of the people, the ritualists persist in the defiance | of the law and an organised body are sparing no effort to secure immunity for these law-breaking clergy, even at the risk of overturning the established religion of the land. At this crisis, therefore, the Church Association call upon the constituencies to make of these questions a great electoral test, and to vote only for those candidates who engage to maintain the Protestantism of the National Church, and to support measures tending to expel ritualism from its pale.
PARLIAMENT. Amongst the measures which passed the final stage in the House of Lords on Monday was the Parliamentary and Corrupt Practices Bill, Lord Kimberley and other members of the Opposition making a fruitless attempt to have it rejected. The Duke of Rutland called attention to the depressed state of trade and agriculture, with the object of showing that it was the result of free trade. Lord Beaconsfield replied at some length, asserting that the depression was due to a succession of disastrous harvests, and not to the rate of the customs tariffs or the pressure of local taxation. In reply to Lord Dunraven, Lord Cranbrook said it would be inopportune in the present position of affairs in Afghanistan to make any definite statement as to the frontier line that would be ultimately adopted. There was no understanding with Russia as to Herat, nor was there any arrangement with Persia on the subject. He did not think the possession of Herat was of so much importance as many seemed to suppose, and it would be of less importance if we retained possession of Candahar and the passes. Parliament assembled on Wednesday for the last time prior-to the dissolution, and in a few minutes the seventh session of the ninth Parliament of the present reign was brought to a close. In the Lords, the royal assent was given to a number of bills in the presence of half a dozen peers and a few members of the Lower House, after which the Queen's speech was read. Her Majesty expressed her deep sense of the zeal and ability displayed by Parliament during more than six years, and tendered her warm acknowledg- ment for the useful measures submitted for her acceptance. The relations with foreign powers were stated to be friendly and favourable to the maintenance of tranquillity in Europe. Confident hopes were entertained of a speedy settlement of Afghanistan. Allusions were made to the steps taken for the relief of the distress in Ireland, to the indications of a general improvement in trade, and to the agricultural depression and the Royal Commission on the subject. In the Commons, not more than twenty-five members assembled, among them being three representatives of Irish constituencies. On returning from the upper house the members present shook hands with the Speaker, and Parliament was formally prorogued until the 13th of April.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondent8.-ED.) OUR NATIONAL VICE." To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—I am very anxious to distribute gratui- tously a little work called "Salvation for the Drunkard," recently published by Mr. Earnest Gough. I will gladly send a copy to anyone writing for it, in the hope that it may prove of moral and material benefit to those who unhappily need its advice. If you will allow these few words to appear in your influential paper, I shall be sincerely obliged, and remaim, sir, Your obedient servant, BESSIE CHAMBERS, 64, Chester-square, S.W. March 22nd, 1880.
FOR THE PRESENT SEASON.—ROYAL DEVONSHIRE SERGE,—Is the best, the cheapest, the most fashion- able and the most durable of any article woven. The Queen says it has no rival either in appearance or utility. It is made of selected and elastic staple wools produced in the latest fashionable colours and mix- tures. Prices for ladies' wear, Is. 6|d., Is. Ilid., 2s. 3J. and 2s. 9d. per yard. Extra milled and strengthened for gentlemen's suits and boys' hard wear (new patterns), from 2s. lid. per yard, 54 inches in width. The Factors cut any length, and pay carriage on all parcel into London, Dublin, Belfast, Cork or Glasgow. In writing for patterns, which are sent post free, state whether for ladies' or gentlemen's wear. Address-Spearman and Spearman, Royal Devonshire Serge Factory, Plymouth. Special attention is called to the fact that this firm is devoted exclusively to the production of pure wool materials for ladies' and gentlemen's wear. Serges sold as used by her Majesty's Government. ô (158c) THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the usa of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous lozenges are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. ltd. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to procre«s result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections' See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box —Manu- factured by JOHN 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston, United States Depot, 493, Oxford-street, London. (440a)
A Schenectady editor, describing the effects of a squall upon a canal boat, says vVhen the gale was at its highest, the unfortunate craft heeled to larboard, and the captain and another cask of whiskey rolled overboard."
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. THE GENERAL ELECTION. Writs were this morning received in most constituencies. At Midlothian the Sheriff fixed the 31st inst. for the nomination, and April 5th for the polling. it THE EMPRESS EUGENIE. v The Empress Eugenie started to-day on her way to Natal, numerous friends accompanying her to Southampton. THE QUEEN. Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Princess Beatrice, left Windsor this morning for Portsmouth, en route for the Continent. CAMBRIDGE CLASSICAL LIST. The Cambridge Classical List was published to-day, Mr. Edwin Cooper Perry, King's College, being first.. Bank rate unaltered, and Consols one-sixteenth better.
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 6 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to () 10 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 10 Mutton ditto 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 n. 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 16 to 1 for 18 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. A fair amount of business was done in wheat, and prices were steady at very much the same as Friday's rates. Flour in moderate demand, without change in value. Beans and peas steady. Indian corn in buyers' favour at 6s. to 6s. Id. per cental for new American mixed. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat; 6s. Od. to 7s. 6d.: red wheat, 6s. Od. to 7s, 0d.; 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 5s. 9d. per couple; ducks, 5s. 9d to 6s. 9d. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY—Wheat. 6s. Od. to 7s. 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 5a. Od. per 120. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY—Wheat, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, OOs. to OOs. Od.; eggs, 14 to 18 for a shilling; butter Is. 81. to Is. 10d. per lb.; fowls, 3s. 3d. to 5s. 6d. per couple ducks, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, 3s. 61. to 5s. Od. each; potatoes, 7 lbs. for sixpence; beef. 8d. to 9Jd. per lb.; mutton, Sd. to 101.; vea,i, Od. to Od.: lamb, Od. to Od.; pork, 7d. to 8 £ d.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. March 9th, the wife of Mr, D. Jones, commercial traveder, Regent-stroet, Llangollen, of a daughter (and not a son, as stated in our last). March 17th, the wife of Mr. John Langford, labourer, Price's-square, Llangollen, of a daughter. March 18th, the wife of the Rev. Evan Jones, Bodffari, of a daughter. March 16th, at the Bank, Welshpool, the wife of Mr. Matthew Powell, of a daughter. March 22nd, the wife of Mr. John Evans, shoemaker, Pen-stryt, Llandegla, of a son. MARRIAGES. Feb. 27th, by licence, at the C. M. Chapel, Cervg-y. druidion, by the Rev. R. Richards, Mr. David Evans, Plas Talyn, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. David Pritchard, Hafod-y-maidd. March 6th, at the C. M. Chapel, Bottws-y-Coed, by the Rev. J. Owen, Mr. Evan Jones, Fuches Wen, Blaenau Festiniog, to Miss Catherine Jones, Bane Llugwy, Bettws-y-Coed. DEATHS. March 24th, aged 74, at her son'a honse, Oswestry, Margaret Jones (widow of the late Mr. Thomas Jonos, bellman), Hall-street, Llangollen. Deceased was an old inhabitant of this town, and very respectable and upright. She was attacked with bronchitis an i suc- cumbed after a week's illness. The body will be brought here by the 11 a.m. train on Good Friday, and the funeral, we are told, will take place at 12 o'clock. March 20th, aged 86, highly respected, Mrs. Georg9 Brookes, Victoria, Llandudno, deceased being sister to Mrs. Williams, 4, South Parade. March 22nd, aged 6 years, Edward William, son of Mr. William Jones, brewer, Church-street, Llangollen. March 17th, aged 2, Ada Sarah, daughter of Mr. George Benbow, jun., Brickficld. Newtown. March 15th, aged 69, at West-view, 3, Stanky-road, Bootie, Liverpool, Mrs. Susannah Kerfoot, late of Pensarn, Abergele. March 21st, aged 47, the wife of Mr. Thomas Price, blacksmith, Llanfyllin. March 20th, aged 17 months, George Andrew Thomas, son of Mr. John Thomas, Market-street. Oswestry.
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A Kentucky man has named his sixteenth child, recently born to him, Omega, hoping the Fates will let it be the last. A little beggar-girl in New York has got hold of the wrong paper, which certifies that "the bearer is a widow with five children, in destitute circumstances."