MR. SPURGEON'S CIRCULAR TO THE LAMBETH ELECTORS. Mr. Spurgeon has issued a circular to the Liberal electors of Lambeth in which he says I am informed by persons of judgment that if the Liberal cause should not succeed in Lambeth at this election it can only be through the apathy of its professed supporters. I trust that no such apathy now exists, and that every Liberal elector will present himself at the poll. The crisis involves such weighty matters that every man should record his vote for that which he conscientiously believes to be the side of right. Indifference will be a crime against the best interests of the commonwealth. I can under- stand that quiet people are anxious to avoid the noise and worry of mere party strife. I do not look upon the present contest in that light. We have something else to consider besides our own ease and personal advantage. Great interests are at stake, and he who does not vote for the right, will by his silence give consent to the wrong and become a sharer in it. Do you sorrow over the warlike policy which has thrust might into the place of right, and invaded weak nations with but scant excuse? Then return the two candidates who are opposed to the Beaconsfield Ministry. Do you believe that constant bluster creates political uneasiness, disturbs our peaceful relations with other nations, and thus hinders trade and commerce? Then send to Parliament the Liberal candidates to strengthen the hands of Mr. Gladstone. Do you believe that great questions of progress at home should no longer be pushed into a corner ? Then increase the number of men who are the advance-guard of liberty. Lovers of religious equality, your course is plain, and you will not leave your duty undone. With hand and heart support the men who would rid religion of State patronage and control. You who would ease the national burdens by economy and retrench- ment, vote for Messrs. M'Arthur and Lawrence. You who would promote temperance cannot support the party whose most eager partisans belong to the opposite camp. Imagine another six years of Tory rule, devoid alike of peace and progress, and you will rouse yourselves to do your duty, and all hazard of a repetition of the Southwark disaster will be far away.
LATEST TELEGRAMS. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. Bank rate unaltered, and Consols one-eighth lower. Professor Nordenskfold left Charing Cross station, London, this morning, for Paris. The Swedish ambassador, Capt. Marklam, and others, were present. THE GENERAL ELECTION. At Weymouth an objection has been lodged against Sir Frederick Johnstone, on the ground of his claiming the marquisate of Annandale. At Colchester, the chairman of Col. Searman's committee, has entered a protest against the I accuracy of poll, and a scrutiny will be demanded, Col. Searmouth having lost by two votes.
the honour of representing Denbighshire, the good ladies of the county had shown kindness to him upon all occasions. Some of whom he recollected as beautiful young ladies were now respectable grandmothers. (Laughter.) He was glad of that opportunity of addressing them, and thanked them all for coming that day. He had addressed meetings in various parts of the county; "it most of those meetings had been held in Conjunction with Mr. Kenyou's candidature of the boroughs, and it might be thought that he did fcot wish to go there to see his friends who had heen so kind to him for so many years. When first he had the honour of being their represen- 11 tative, it was the time when the great question of free trade was being agitated, and when the farmers fancied they could not stand against the importation of foreign corn. Foreign competition had been a hard trial to them, and he always thought it hardly fair they should have to compete with other countries which were not so highly taxed as we were. But still the farmers had been able now for thirty years to hold their own, and he trusted that, with energy and perseverance, they would continue to do so. (Cheers.) Some of them who were deficient in stamina had not, he was afraid, been successful. He trusted the omen of this fine spring would strengthen the farmers after the bad seasons they had had for the last two or three years. (Cheers.) Farmers ^ad had heavy burdens to bear, and the late Government on every occasion, whether in forming School Boards, or taking off turnpikes, had relieved the fundholder from the burden,and Placed it on the farmer. Farmers were ready to bear their fair burdens, but the burden of taxation should be equally and justly distributed amongst all classes. (Hear, hear.) The present Government had to a certain extent tried to assist the farmers. They had done away with the tax "pon sheep dogs, and had placed portions of the expenditure for the maintenance of gaols and the Police upon the Consolidated Fund, and therefore Upon the fundholder. He could not help thinking that some of the other burdens now pressing on the land might be placed on the fundholder WIthout unfairness. (Cheers.) It had, he believed, been objected that the funds belonged to persons 111 all parts of the world, and that they had to Contribute towards the expenses of the State, but It IllUst be recollected that foreigners were not obliged to invest their money in our funds. They dId so on account, of the greater security they afforded, and he therefore thought it was not Unfair they should have to contribute in some towards the defence of those moneys. V.Hear, hear.) With regard to Mr. Gladstone, it Was a curious fact that two most able Liberal Roisters had had occasion to find serious fault p|th him. In a letter to the Queen, when Mr. lads tone objected to lay out money for the defence of the country, Lord Palmerston said of r. Gladstone that he hoped "to be able to j^erc°me his objection, but if it should prove ^Possible, however great the loss to the Govern- ent by the retirement of Mr. Gladstone, it ln°- better to lose him than run the risk of i,5nS Portsmouth and Plymouth." (A Voice: Q, to keep him.") They saw how Mr. fo^tone had abused the present Government wh i defended Turkey against the over- uelming power of Russia. They knew what e condition of Russia was at the present llIOment. They knew that the country was in a state of rebellion, and that Nihilism was spreading cl u over the land. The Government had been so yrannical for so many years that the people would not stand it. Still Mr. Gladstone and the other :members of the late Government abused the Present Government for having done what they could to prevent war. Lord Derby, they saw by he newspapers, after having been hoodwinked Q-ortschakoff, was trying to do what he could -^tr. Gladstone back to power, to encourage Sali-h^reSS^oa of Russia, which his relative, Lord bv +1 Lord Beaconsfield, tried to prevent We U Veafcyof Berlin. (Cheers.) He hoped thn 8continue to support the week against strong, and to check tyrannical power over so Illany unfortunate human beings. Lord Russell's "Pinion of Mr. Gladstone was a remarkable one. Lord Russell was the oldest leader of the House of Commons, and he it was who, nearly 50 years brought in the Reform Bill. The statesman Wrote Win 1 110 .reason to suppose, when I surrendered trimfaMCrshlp tho Parfcy> that he (the Liberal aatfn i?lsfcer) Was less attached than I was to the achW honour, less proud than I wa3 of the disliWwl of our nation by and land, that he w *ed th? extension of our Colonies, and that the great j ? promoted would tend to reduce the char„. a?d glorious Empire of which he was put in mart 6t f a manufactory of cotton and cloth, and a Woula 1 cheap S°0(is, that the Army and Navy WeaK. reduced by paltry savings to a standard of hasb, •S^,ndlnefflciency- By his foreign policy he inter ? edthe national honour, injured the national IterniiJ: and lowerC(l the national character."— rtr 8 aHC^ ^u39es^ons' 1813—73, page 420. th bear.) If they would look into the matter ino Woul(1 see that during the last six years the °me tax was less than when the late Govern- Unn T*8 in office' in Spite of arlditional charo-es cauf i'u revcnue- As t0 the Afghan war, it was used by the late Government, under the late thplern°r G"eneral- and be almost believed that if c y were to study the origin of the war with Hot at tbe Cape, they would find it was alone to Sir Bartle Frere, but that the anJk had been done many years before, under Mai/ Colonial Secretary. (Cheers.) Her Pa r WaS able ia her sPeech to congratulate fri* l,ment uPon the fact that she Avas upon Wa irelations with all European Powers. The tu ^at South Africa was at an end, and he believed 6 the war in Afghanistan was as nearly over t. Possible. He, therefore, thought it behoved ha^ t0 d° W^at couI(* to strengthen the Su i i Government which had produced arni aPP^ results. (Cheers.) Talking of the they had amongst them General Yorke, a CL l^r 0 fought and bled in the Crimean War. tlie° ff c^eers-) was one those who knew LorH o'3 sb°rt service recommended by old ^ardwell. He (Sir Watkin) thought that of .?e?era} officers who had spent the early part militleir ^ves tbe army knew more about Tho y matters than lawyers did. (Cheers.) to no tell them that Lord Cardwell tried Mth German system and to fill the ranks Oern^°Un^ sobers, but he quite forgot that the to aor a soldier was always liable to be called out oldP7tlVe,rvice tiU he Sot <luite as old as the J, sc soldier who had served Her Majesty's army. few? ma" in Germa»y was obliged to serve a to oar3 m early life» and as lo"S as be was able tlip y a musket he was liable by a stroke of Seen tu t0 be made t0 fight- 1Ie bimself had he t ose men returning to their country, and ^atinQ0T What a great tax the system was on the in p resources. It prevented that enterprise Our a many that we had iu Ellglaild- To be sure armvl* WaS m°re exPeasive thaa a continental aQd our army consisted of volunteers, pa bad to give them more comforts and better be P +D tbose given to forced men, who had to f e Content with a small pittance of money and rath' be thought that the country would to tf01" ^ay so^^ers liberally than have recourse a^onf ,tyran"ical system of compulsory service ^rith °tber European nations. (Cheers.) bardl re^ard to the working mau, there were The J au^ ^axes that Avorking men had to pay. Was du^es bad been taken off, and there Upon |r<r^.any duty he had to pay except that tobacr> uCC0' Some people were very fond of l°ok n°' • d'd not cara about it, and did not atldtoh°n as a necess:iry- Beer, wine, spirits, n°t „0: acc° Were taxed, and those were all. He was 'Uovetne f ° fay a W0I"d against the temperance Woul,] q-!1 +i ?opposed tbat temperance people ^ighlv ty j ^Q.uors and beer could not be too Usin/thla in order to prevent people from thp p m* • coubl not go the great length Woul<ieKmiSS1Ve bad always thought be a great thing in legislation to try and prevent drunkenness, but how was it to be done ? Was it to be done by coercion, or by trying to give people other means of spending their time than in going to the public-house? (Cheers.) He of course liked to see restrictions upon public- houses, so that publicans might be punished for encouraging drunkenness or anything of that sort. He knew that his neighbours ab.out there were rational people, and wished to be governed rationally. Of course public-houses should be closed during the hours of divine service, or else the people who looked after them would be pre- vented from going to a place of worship. But still they ought to be allowed to a certain extent to supply those people who had not the advantages others had of well -stocked cellars and were obliged to buy what they wanted in small quantities. With regard to education in this country, he hoped it would continue to make progress. He was for liberty in education, and for assisting all the schools as much as possible. He was afraid the School Boards had been expensive-very ex- pensive-and that they had spent too much money on bricks and mortar. As to the University College at Aberystwyth, he thought it would be very useful for that part of the Principality, but he could not help thinking that they in Denbigh- shire might go to the great seminaries of England more easily than to Aberystwyth. He knew what a large number of people from Liverpool spent their Saturdays and Sundays at Llangollen, and it was very much easier for people in that neighbourhood to undertake a journey of two and a half hours to Liverpool than to travel over the Cambrian Railway to Aberystwyth. His con- stituents were not so much interested in the question of a University for Wales, but to a certain number of his tenants in the southern part of Montgomeryshire it would be a boon. He hoped the present Government would give the movement some assistance, and that a system of higher education might be established for those boys and girls whose parents were in a position to give them a better education than was furnished by elementary schools. Elementary schools were excellent up to a certain point, but beyond that point he thought that Government and also private enterprise should supply the deficiency. In many parts of Wales their forefathers had been very liberal in forming good schools. There were such schools at Ruabon, Ruthin, Denbigh, and several other places he could mention. To make those schools as useful as possible would tend much to the benefit of the next generation. He had to thank them for their kind attention, and he hoped that when he next came into that town it would again be as their representative. (Loud cheers.) General. Yorke then made a speech full of interesting personal reminiscences, in the course of which he said that his family had held property adjoining Wynnstay for 160 years, and he felt a debt of gratitude he never could repay to the House of Wynnstay. He read a letter, addressed by Mr. Pitt, to his father in 1798, in reference to the summoning of Parliament for a November Session on the occasion of the terrible insurrection in Ireland. Amongst his (the General's) earliest recollections was that of being carried at Wrexham to see Sir Watkin's father chaired from the Town Hall to the Wynnstay Arms. He remembered the singing of the chorus:— Sir Watkin for ever I And let us elect him again and again." (Cheers.) Mr. T. T. Barton proposed, and Mr. Tanqueray seconded, the following resolution:—"That this meeting heartily welcomes Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, baronet, to Llangollen, and resolves that he is most worthy of support and confidence as a candidate for the repesentation of the county of Denbigh. (Cheers.) The resolution was not put to the meeting, but the Chairman proposed that cheers be given for Sir Watkin and Lady Williams Wynn and the rest of the family. The audience then rose, and the cheers having been given, SirWatkin briefly replied,and proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which concluded the proceedings. Sir Watkin afterwards went to the Hand Hotel, where a crowd collected, and the band again played "Auld Lang Syne." THE WEATHER.—On Wednesday heavy rain fell in this district, which after the long spell of dry weather was extremely acceptable. TREGEIRIOG. RECREATIVE MEETINGS.—On Good Friday a tea party and a literary meeting were held, the latter being under the presidency of Mr. E. Lewis, Berllenhelyg. The adjudicators upon the different subjects were-Messrs. R. Morris, Llanarmon, II. Williams, Hafodygareg, Einion Ddu, and the Rev. W. Williams, Dinas. The following is a list of the prize-winners:—In the reading competition, Miss E. Jones, Penrhewl, Messrs. H. Hughes, Hendre, Zechariah Ellis, Ty'n- ymynydd, J. White, Ty-issa, Cadwaladr Davies, Ty'nygerddi, and M. Jones, Cefnybraich-issa. Treatises-Best, that by Miss E. Evans, Ty-issa. Poetry, Mr. J. Hughes's, Blaenycwtn. For forming questions on Scripture history, the best was Mr. D. Jones, Pontymeibion for answering the same, Master J. White carried the palm. The best answers to.six questions of Dr. Edwards's on the Mosaic law were those of Mr. H. Hughes, Penrhewl. Mr. E. Morris, Blaenycwm, won the prize for the best impromptu speech. Miss K. Williams, Llanarmon, gave the song "Y Gardottes Fach," and the choir of the place, under the leadership of Einion Ddu, rendered several pieces in admirable style. HOLYHEAD. SHIPPING NEWS.—The Montana," one of the Guion line of American mail steamers, which it will be remembered stranded in Church Bon, a few miles from this port, some three weeks ago, was safely beached on the mud at the top of the New Harbour on Good Friday morning. The cargo, which consisted chiefly of grain, fresh meat, hams, butter, &c., has mostly been forwarded by rail to its various destinations. A large portion, however, has been spoiled by water, and remains on board. In the attempt to float the vessel off the rocks the divers and others were placed in imminent danger of their lives, the vessel giving two or three lurches to starboard. The vessel lies with a slight list to port, and is partly filled with water. A number of men employed by the Liverpool Salvage Association are busily engaged with the temporary repairs, on the completion of which the Montana will be towed to Liverpool. There is every prospect that she will again plough the ocean on her passage to and from America. THE NEW STATION.-The new station, which is rapidly approaching completion, will be opened on June 1st by the Prince of Wales.
Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— "By a. thorough knowledge of the natural laws whic'l govern the operations of digestion and' nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well- selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately-flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the ju dcious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually buil, up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished fr,.tme. Oivit Service Gazette. Soil only in Packets' labelled.—"JAMES LFPS Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." (521b) IHROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- faring from irritation of the throat and hoarseness W1,. be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial iroches. t&mous lozenges are now sold by most respectable chemises iu this country &t Is 1-A-d per box. People troubled with a •< haok.ng cough," a slight cold, or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to pro^re^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 I. BROWN & SONS, Boston, United States Depot, 493, Oxford-street, London. (440a)
LLANDUDNO. TEA MEETING AND CONCERT.—On Good Friday a public tea meeting was held at Penygwaith Baptist Sunday School, in connection with the school, where a large number of friends visited to partake of the refreshments. The younger scholars, to the number of about fifty, were treated to tea gratis. In the evening, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, a grand concert was given, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Williams, chemist, who practically supported the school by purchasing £ l's worth of concert tickets. The principal artiste was Miss Florence Madrew (who is about entering the Royal Academy of Music), supported by a glee party under the direction of Mr. Evan Evans, and by several popular local vocalists. The accompanist was Mr. H. G. Himson. The attendance was very gratifying, the chapel being comfortably full, and the singing was highly satisfactory. SUDDEN DEATH.—Last Lord's-day, at about 1 p.m., as a gentleman from Leeds, whose name we were unable to ascertain, was returning home from church, and when opposite the Congre- gational Chapel, he was seen to fall. When reached in a few moments afterwards, he had expired. The deceased, who stayed at Gloddaeth- crescent, had only been in town a short time, and was about fifty years of age, and single. The cause of death was appoplexy. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—At the monthly meet- ing of the Llandudno Commissioners, held on Tuesday, the 30th ult., the clerk and engineer reported as follows:— New Water Works.—I have much pleasure in reporting that better progress has been made with the several works during the past month than in the preceding month, under the several contracts of which details follow. Advantage has been taken of the fine weather, and I entertain every hope that the conduit line will be completed in less than two months' time. Contract No. 5—Mr. Wm. Jones:- M. Oh. Yds. Work done to last report 101 17 1 Ditto during the month 9 10 Total completed 11 6 11 Length of line llf 2 20 To'complete £ 16 9 The length done this month may appear short, but this is accounted for by the position of the portions done; viz., the connection in the Reservoir Field and the Crossing of the river Narchwel near Ddol Bridge in the former case, the excavation was in solid rock in some places and over 12 ft. deep, while the river crossing was somewhat troublesome on account of the very poros nature of the substratum; temporary puddle dams had to be formed and the river course diverted while one half the work was being done, and this process repeatedf or the other half. The 9 line" is now completed from the Reservoir to the Railway Bridge above Talycafa. We have commenced at Mr. Pochins's new road and will soon get through that portion of the work. I am making arrangements for doing the work under the Llanrwst Branch Railway during the Easter Holidays, taking advantage of their being no trains running on Good Friday. The other Railway Crossing will follow in due course. Contract No. 7—Messrs. T. Roberts and Co. :•— M. Ch. Yds. Work done to last report 3 4 9 Ditto during this month i 0 2 Total completed 3 £ 4 n Length of line 4, 0 0 To complete A 15 11 Of the whole conduit viz. 15| 2 20 There is now completed H.t 11 0 To complete It 11 20 Contract No. 8—Mr. Robert Pitt.-This work is almost completed; there only remains some pointing and a few other minor matters to attend to. When these are done, I will have the Reservoir filled and tested. The engineer is confident that the line of conduit will be completed so as to ensure the supply of Llyndulyn water here early in June. Plan:s. The clerk reported that plans for extension and new frontage to the premises of Messrs. Smith and Jones, drapers, and to those of Mr. W. Smith, Mostyn-street, as well as of additions to ludno Vaults, had been approved by the Works Committee.
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OUR LONDON LETTER. [WB do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our Correspondent.-ED.] We don't want annual elections, nor even triennial ones. Once in seven years is often enough to disturb the nation and its Government, interrupt business and pleasure, and let loose the floodgates of the platform and the printing press. There is nothing in the papers save the elections. From the potboy to the peer, everybody is immersed in politics. Even my laundress-for there are journalists who indulge in clean linen- is great on the Eastern question and bitter against Russia. There are plenty of hard facts knocking about, and harder words; and no one can just now escape being informed on great matters concerning the State. But though a general election is a benefit in the intellectual activity it stimulates, and the millions of money it causes to be spent, I am afraid some of its effects are regrettable. The amount of "envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness"— against which we pray in the Litany for the good Lord to deliver us-are unusually rampant at this time. It is a pity people cannot differ in opinion without bitterness and, what is worse, that the angry person should deceive himself into the belief that his indignation is righteous. The exaggeration-not to say lying-indulged in on all sides is not less objectionable. Besides, there is that (and plenty of it) to which Solomon likened the crackling of thorns under the pot. When we also add the drinking and other corruption to which certain people seem particu- larly prone, most of us will see reason to be glad when this turmoil is ended. The Tories will be returned to power. A man need not be a Disraelite nor a political croaker to foresee so much; and whatever one's own political opinions may be, the truth is not altered by denying facts. Whatever be the reason, whatever the significance, whatever the conse- quences, the majority of the electorate swear by the foreign policy of the Government. Call it being dazzled by "glory and gunpowder," if you like; I think it is undeniable that "glory and gunpowder" do dazzle most people. The Peace Society is practically a failure. Humility is the least popular of all the virtues. All the world over, that which looks the most imposing or sounds the loudest has most admirers. "Rule Britannia" commands a chorus, while sweeter music would be voted insipid. The idea of conquest, the assumption of power, the exercise of material might, attract most minds. The Alabama arbitration seems soft-headedness to people who admire the occupation of Cabul. Free trade appears paltry beside high-spirited old Toryism. Since 1874 the nation has returned to the old ideas that were prevalent before great exhibitions, South Kensington, free-trade treaties, dreams of peace, and the rest of it. Mr. Gladstone and his principles may be prominent, and those who believe in them may be enthusiastic-as minorities usually are. But, for all that, the Liberals will not win the elections by a majority, and many discriminating politicians in their own camp do not expect to win at all. The Premier has for some time past been tickling into gratifi- cation all manner of interests, and verily he shall have his reward. It is a pity often that our magistrates can do nothing more than talk. At Bow-street Mr. Vaughan, the other day, gave utterance to a most wholesome sentiment when he said that, "If there were no pawnbrokers there would be no thieves." A wretched woman, having neither occupation nor home, had stolen a lot of jewellery, which she appears to have experienced no difficulty in pawning. The robbery was discovered, every publicity given, but the pawnbrokers, who ought to have given informa- tion, gave no sign, and the matter might have remained in darkness had not the woman herself given the information. By a strange coincidence, the pawnbrokers had given only a fraction of the value of the goods pledged, which, if notredeemed, would have become their own property. For instance, a ring worth £16 was pawned for 22. No questions appear to have been asked, and the conduct of some of the trade must be accepted as an excuse if the public persist in regarding the conductors of the gilt balls business as licensed receivers of stolen property. If we could do away with pawnshops and public -houses: businesses which feed each other-dishonesty would be more difficult, and some other vices not quite so prevalent. The accident which recently befell one of the vast pieces of ordnance on board the Duilio reminds us that the Italians are taking great pains with the equipment of their naval armament. The gun to which the mishap occurred was of the enormous calibre of 100 tons, being heavier by twenty tons than any cannon previously cast in this country. It is only of late years that Italy has been admitted as a first-class European power, a fact at length recognized by its sending an Ambassador to the various courts. The Italians, having a considerable extent of coast upon the Mediterranean, have sought to be a naval as well cl as a military Power, and have endeavoured to construct far more powerful ironclads than even Great Britain possesses. The Italian press has therefore, strongly insisted upon an impartial and searching inquiry into the relative merits and demerits of muzzle and breech-loading ordnance. Italy claims to possess at this moment the largest, fastest, and most heavily-armoured ironclads afloat. The Queen, from her quiet retreat upon the Continent, will be enabled to watch the political conflict going on at home; and such is her Majesty's interest in public affairs that it may be safely relied upon that she will be kept daily apprised of the most important results of the elections. So far as the Queen's journey to the Continent is concerned, there is no doubt that in London there is every disposition to sympathise with her Majesty's wish for a few weeks of rest. I be Court has given Society in the metropolis a ^ery lively time of late. The Sovereign has herself presided at both levees and drawing-rooms, and the recent ball at Marlborough House was a great success. In short the fine spring weather and the brightening prospects of Court festivities have satisfied Regent-street, Bond-street, and Piccadilly, and have bidden these fashionable thoroughfares look forward to happier and more prosperous days. March 30th, 1880.
F^-T?°D ^■DTTLTE RATION.—-Dr. Tripe, public analyst the Haolcney district, reports that all the samples Of Cocoa he examined, except one, were sold as mixtures of cocoa, arrowroot and sugar, the exception Cadbury's Cocoa Esscnce, which was genuine, The quantity of starch in the other samples varied between 67 and 80 per cent., so that allowing for sugar, there was not in soim of them more than 10 per cent. of coe la. An article like this was comparatively valueless as a food." HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.-Femalc Complaints.—On the mothers of England develope much and serious responsibility in socuring for thicr daughters robust health; frequently alas! thought- lessly sacrificed by culpable bashfulness at a particular period of life, when all-important changes take place in the female constitution, upon the management of which doponds futuro happiness or misory. Holloway's PIlls, especially if aided with the Ointment, have the happiest effect in establishing those functions, upon .j"e due performance of which haelth and even life itself depend. Mother and daughter may safely use these powerful deobstru nt remedies with-,ut con- sulting anyone. Universally adopted as the one grand remedy for female complaints, these Pills nevor fail, never weaken the system, and always bring about -he desire i result. (489) WARNING! RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE.-The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appreciation of its merits by the Public has been attended by the usual results, viz., a flood, of imitations; the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply m imitating the square shape but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the genuine article. The Manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buyers to sJe." Reckitt's Paris Blue" on each packet, [18a]
THE GENERAL ELECTION. The formation of the new House of Commons began on Tuesday, when ten Liberals and six Conservatives were returned without a contest, and by Thursday morning it was known that there had been returned no less than 142 members, of whom 82 are Liberals, and 60 Conservatives. Serious riots have occurred at Abinton, Mallow, Ripon, Sunderland, and Cardiff, in connection with the general election. ANGLESEY.—Nomination, March 31st; polling, April 3rd. ANGLESEY BOROUGHS.—The nomination is altered to April 2nd polling to April 8th.-The contest in these boroughs has assumed an animated phase. Mr. Morgan Lloyd, the late member, and Mr. T. Fanning Evans, mining manager, Amlwch, are the two gentlemen upon whom depends the issue of the present parliamentary contest. Mr. Evans has been brought forward by a large number of the electors, who represent a still greater number, who are dissatisfied with the six years' parliamentary career of the late member. Mr. Evans is also an Anglesea man, whereas Mr. Lloyd hails from Merioneth. It was rumoured that Mr. Evans had been brought forward to split the Liberal camp, but this has been proven' a mere fabrication, and indeed Mr. Evans is as true a Liberal as Mr. Lloyd, and in every way qualified to represent the constituency. Mr. Lloyd, it is said, living so far from Anglesea, and visiting the electors at such remote periods, could know next to nothing about the local requirements and feelings of the constituents, and there is a general complaint that he has not attended to his parliamentary duties or adequately represented the true opinions of the Anglesea people. The canvassing is very brisk on both sides.-Since our correspondent has written the above, it is announced that owing to an unexpected legal difficulty Mr. Evans finds that he cannot be nominated. BIRMINGHAM.—The Conservatives held a great meeting on Monday in support of their two candidates, Major Burnaby and the Hon. Mr. Calthorpe. Among the speakers was Lord Sandon, who, while acknowledging that the Liberal party had passed a number of beneficial measures, said he was convinced that the interests of the people were safer in the hands of a Conservative Government. It was said by the Opposition that the Tories laboured solely in the interests of the rich and powerful, but this he altogether denied. In proof of his denial his lordship enumerated various measures which the Government had passed, dwelling particularly on the artisans' dwellings act and the friendly societies' act, which he said were passed in the best interests of the people. His lordship, in alluding to the foreign policy of the Government, said it had been conspicuous for its foresight and manliness. CARNARVONSHIRE.—Mr.Watkin Williams, Q.C., the Liberal candidate, addressed meetings on Saturday afternoon at Penmaenmawr and Llan- fairfechan, and was most cordially received. At night he addressed a very enthusiastic meeting at the Penrhyn Hall, Bangor, which was crowded to its utmost extent.—Nomination, April 2nd; polling, April 6th. CARNARVON BOROUGHS.—Mr. Bulkeley Hughes, the retiring Liberal member, and whose return is unopposed, addressed his constituents on Saturday, at Criccieth. Mr. AVatkius (Murrian) presided, and, after an address, in which Mr. Bulkeley Hughes referred to his long connection with the boroughs, and condemned the policy of the Government, Mr. John Thomas Jones proposed, Mr. Bennet Williams seconded, and Mr. Pugh Jones supported, a vote of confidence, which was unanimously carried. Other speakers addressed the meeting, which was concluded with a vote of thanks to the chairman, proposed by Captain Hunter.—Nomination, March 31st; polling, April 1st. CARDIGAN BOROUGHS. At an enthusiastic Liberal meeting, at Newtown, on Tuesday, Mr. David Davies read a telegram he had just received from the Cardigan Boroughs, stating that a candidate had appeared against him, Mr. Charles Wynn, who also visited the town, was not well received, and was refused a hearing. CHESTER.—Sir P. Egerton and Mr. Tollemache addressed the farmers at the Chester Corn Market on Saturday afternoon, being accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel Humberstone, Mr. H. Leche, and others. The Conservative candidates made especial remark about Major West and Mr. Crompton, men who, they said, had no interest in the county, and were not aware of its wants and requirements, coming to contest its representation. Mr. Tollemache reminded them that he and Sir P. Egerton were largely interested in Cheshire property. DENBIGHSHIRE.—Nomination, April 6th poll- ing, April 14th. No opposition. DENBIGH BOROUGHS.—Polling, April 6th. FLINTSHIRE.—No opposition. FLINT BOROUGHS. — On Saturday an open- air meeting, attended by a large number of working men, was held at Maesydre, Mold. This district is almost unanimous in its support of Mr. John Roberts, whose address is posted on nearly every house in the district. The Rev. Robert Jones (Wesleyan) presided, and the claims of the Liberal candidate were urged by Messrs. John Pritchard, Edward Wheldon, Geo. Bailey, Daniel Owen, John Griffiths, and W. Evans. The latter two are connected with the tin-plate works, where nearly every man has promised a vote for Mr. Roberts. The other week they gave him quite an ovation on his visiting it. Mr. Pennant also visited the works and received a respectful hearing. On seeing their yellow colours he said he hoped they would soon cease to be jaundiced, to which he was replied with "No for the blues." Two archways of yellow bills have been strung across Maesydre. Lord R. Grosvenor will speak in Mold on Friday, the night previous to the polling.—Polling, April 3rd. MERIONETHSHIRE.—Mr. Duulop is effecting a vigorous canvass throughout the county, accompanied by various influential friends. His reception has been very hearty.—Nomination, April 3rd polling, April 8th. MONTGOMERYSHIRE.—Polling, April 9th. MONTGOMERY BOROUGHS.—Tremendous efforts are being made by Mr. Pryce Jones and Mr. Tracy. Mr. Jones is receiving a reception such as has never before been accorded to any Conservative. His supporters, from noblemen to factory hands, are sanguine of securing success. —Polling, April 6th.
STORM WARNING. A New York Herald telegram states that a disturbance, attended by gales, rain, and possibly electric phenomena, will arrive on the British, French, and Norwegian coasts between the 1st and 3rd April. Atlantic north of 30 stormy.
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LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:- s. d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 0 to 7 G 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 0 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) 4 0 to 4 G Ducks ditto 0 0 to 5 0 Turkeys ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Soles(perlb.) 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) G 0 to 6 G Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 4 Butter (per lb.) 1 7 to 1 8 Eggs 16 to 0 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. TThe market opened with a fair demand for wheat, but only a moderato business was done, and pricea were Id. to 2d. lower than on Tuesday last. Flour 6d. per sack cheaper, and little doing. Beans and peas unchanged. Maize 5s. 9d. to 5s. Ð}d. per cental, being reduced about 3d. on the week. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat. 6s. Od. to 7s. 6d.: red wheat. 63. Od. to 7s. 0d.; barley, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 9d.; oats, 4s. 9d. to 5s. 0d.; 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. WREXHAJM, THURSDAY—Wheat, 6s. Od.to7s.0d. per 75 IGs.; barley 4s. Od. 6s. Od.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. 0d.; 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, OOs. to OOs. Od.; eggs, 14 to 18 for a shilling; butter Is. 8d. to Is. lOd. 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 9td. per lb.; mutton, 8d. to 10d.; veal, OJ. to Od.; lamb, Od. to Od.; pork, 7d. to 8td.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. March 25th, at Hill-street, Llangollen, the wife of Mr. John Evans, of a daughter. March 28th, the wife of Mr. T. S. Roberts, butcher, Regent-street, Llangollen, of a son. MARRIAGES. March 27th, at Salem, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, by Mr. E. Roberts, registrar, Mr. Lewis Evans, Oddiar. y-llyn, to Miss Phebe Edmonds, Pentre, Llanarmon. March 17th, at Rhewl Chapel, near Ruthin, by the Rev. John Foulkes, Ruthin, Mr. David Davies, Plas, Llangynhafal, to Mrs. Anne Davies, Tyddynycalchwr, Llanynys. March 23rd, by licence, at the C. M. Chapel, Bootle, by the Rev. Griffith Ellis, M.A., Mr. John Lloyd, Dolwen, near Abergele, to Miss Sarah Bridge Jones, 13, Kinmel-street, Rhvl. March 24th, at the Lodge, St. Martins, by the Rev. Mr. Jones, Benjamin, son of Mr. Nicholas Cooke, Gorse Hey, Liscard, Cheshire, to Anne, daughter of Mr. Edward Price, Canal Company's agent, Chirk Bank, Chirk. March 25th,at the Welsh Baptist Chapel,Llandudno, by the Rev. J. Thomas, assisted by the Rev. R. Parry (Gwalchmai), Mr. John Roberts, Belgium House, to Miss Jane Brookes, eldest daughter of Mr. George Brookes, S, North Parade, both of Llandudno. Dan anwyl a adwaeawn,—ar adeg Eu priodas barchwn; John a Jane ymaJoiniwn O duedd b.olf V dydd hwn.—" GWALCHMAI." DEATHS. March 24th, at Corwen, aged 63 years, Mr. Thomas Roberts, late of Llangollen. March 28th, aged 21, Mrs. Mary Williams, wife of Mr. Michael Williams., Plas Dil, Pentredwr, near Llangollen. March 26th, aged 16 days, Richard Edwin, infant son of Mr. Edward Rees, 26, Church-street, Llangollen. March 29th, aged 85 years, Mr. Simon Edwards, Ty-du, Moelfre, near Llansilin. March 22nd, aged 61, at Llandudno, Paul Elwell, of Eveleth Manor, Shifnal, Salop. March 23rd, aged 82, at Penymaes, Holywell, John Fisliwick, Esq.; formerly manager of the North and South Wales Bank. Feb. 29ch, aged 7 weeks, at Green Park, Bagillt, Edward Thomas Garratt, son of Mr. Richard Lloyd Foulkes.
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