THE WELSH SUNDAY uDSItftf ACT. TEST CASES IN CARNARVONSHIRE, At Monday's Llandudno petty sessions, before Messrs. H. Kneeshaw, E. Moore, J. K. Hazledine, Dr. Nicol. the Revs. Venables Williams and D. Jones, Samuel Hughes, Mostyn Arms, Llanrhos, appeared to answer seven summonses charging1 him "With opening his house on Sunday for the sale of intoxicating- liquor. Considerable interest was evinced in the proceedings, the case being a test one taken up by the police.-Major Clayton, the chief- constable of Carnarvonshire, was present, and Mr. Allanson (instructed by Mr. Harwood, the honorary secretary of the county Licensed Victuallers Associ- ation) appeared for the defendant. It was decided that the first summons, that of opening on October 16th, should govern the remaining six.—Superin- tendent Williams, who prosecuted, said that the annual licensing- session for the Conway petty sessional division, which embraces the parishes of Llanrhos and Llandudno, was held at Conway on September '5th. The justices then expressed no opinion as to whether the Sunday Closing Act for Wales would immediately come into operation but the chief-constable, as had been done in some other petty sessional divisions of the county, directed printed notices to be served upon every publican in the division to the effect that the act had come into force. With the exception of Mr. Hughes, these notices had been regarded by the whole of the hotel proprietors and publicans in the division, and as he persisted exclusively in opening his house as usual on Sunday, whilst the other public houses in the district were closed, the police found it necessary to obtain the decision of the magistrates upon the question. Evidence as to the opening of the Mostyn Arms was given by Police-sergeant Morris, who stated that Mr. Hughes made no secret of the matter, and willingly rendered every facility.—Mr. Allanson addressed the court at great length, and contended that the act, according to the construction of the clause relating to "the day next appointed," could not come into force in the Conway petty sessional division until 1882. Even should the magistrates decide upon a conviction, there was no power on their part to inflict any penalty, there being no mention of penalties in the act of 1881. He quoted the opinions of Sir Henry James, Mr. Besley, and Mr. Poland, and pointed out that Mr. Bulkeley Hughes, the Liberal member for Carnar- vonshire and a justice for the division, had at the Menai Bridge licensing session followed the xample of other magistrates by declining to express any opinion as to the date the act came into force, although he had voted for its becoming law. It Was true that Mr. Morgan Lloyd and other members of Parliament had given their opinion as to the immediate operation of the act; but these gentlemen had, it should be remembered, almost without exception voted for the measure, and they would hardly care to tell their constituencies, through the media of police prosecutions, that through some blunder for which it appeared nobody was said to be responsible, there was a grave doubt about one of the few clauses which made up the measure. Having regard to the uncertainty which existed, he called upon the magistrates to give his client the benefit of such doubt, and to dismiss the charge against him. After a consultation extendi ng over a quarter of an hour, Dr. Kneeshaw said that the bench, after a very careful consideration, had decided upon dismissing the summons. Superin- tendent Williams then withdrew the other six summonses. The decision was received with applause in court, and it is probable that its effect will be the opening of all the licensed houses in the division on Sunday next. A test case from Pentir, which is in the Carnarvon (county) petty sessional division, will be heard at Carnarvon on Saturday.
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THE GREAT POST OFFICE ROBBERY. A most daring and impudent robbery was committed on Wednesday evening, Nov. 16th, at the branch post office in Hatton Garden, London, when money, jewellery, and other things to the value of about £80,000 were stolen. Shortly before five o'clock, as one of the officials was making up the country mails in two bags, one comprising the ordinary mail and the other containing registered letters, some of which included jewellery and diamonds to a very considerahie sum, the gas in the building was suddenly turned off at the meter, plunging the place into total darkness. In the confusion and commotion which ensued among the assistants and customers in the office, a man pushed his way to where the bags, ready made up. were, hanging on their customary hooks, awaiting the arrival of the mail cart which conveys thetn to the General Postoffice, and seizing the bags rushed out of the building before any one had a suspicion of his purpose. When it was found out what had happened it was too late to make any effort to catch the thief, who had been enabled to get clear away. The utmost consternation was occasioned among the postoffice employes. It would appear that the time selected by the perpetrators, and the manner of carrying out their purpose, point to the utmost deliberation. and the probability of the affair being a carefully planned conspiracy. The police believe that the thief or thieves had an accomplice in the office who was instrumental in turning off the gas at a time preconcerted by signal. Another account says:—Shortly before five o'clock, and as the carrier was at the door waiting the despatch of the letters, the gas in the office was suddenly observed to be extinguished. This unusual extinction of the gas naturally pro luced confusion and excitement for the time being, but no suspicion was entertained that any attempt had been made to seize the bag containing the egistered letter. Imme liateiy upon the gas beiug relighted it was discovore I that a iobb -ry had btlen effected. and that two bags-one con- taining the ordinary mail and the other the registered letters, some of which contained diamonds, waiches. a .d jewellery, to a-consider- able sum—had been stolen. It wou d seem that at the time the gas was turned out there were between twenty and thirty people in the office purchasing stamps, despatching telegraph mes- sages. and making various inquiries, whose wants were supplied by five young women, who were employed behind the counter. Suddenly the gas ,71 was turned off at the meter, and during the fe v seconds which were passed in darkness b. ■ registered letter bag was seized and carried away before suspicion as to what was going on was aroused. At the end of the office is a swing door erected in a sort of partition, through which access can be obtained to the counter, and upon the gas being relighted this door was found to be open. Against the theory, however, that a man went round the counter in order to possess hiins If of the bags is the fact that these could be reached with the aid of an umbrella by a pers )n from the off side, the bags being hung but a few feet from the counter. The gas meter is placed in the front kitchen, on the floor below the office, and can be seen from the grating. At the time there was a telegraph messenger in this depart- ment. The entrance to the kitchen is effected by way of another door, which is usually kept locked, but upon this occasion was found to be open. As soon as the robbery was ascertained, the police authorities at the King's Cross-road Station were communicated with, and a number of detectives, acting under the direction of Mr. Inspector Peel, of the G Division, were told off to trace the thieves. The theory of the police is that the robbery was committed by several men, one of whom turned off the gas while the others succeeded in clearing the way for the despatch of the bags. Further inquiries have led to the discovery of the fact that the Cape mail, bringing valuable packages, arrived on the previous evening, and that the stolen parcels were being despatched to Paris, Amsterdam, and various parts of England. The contents of the parcels consisted of diamonds, watches, and a few rings, several cheques, and various other articles of jewellery, all of which were for the most part fully insured. The branch office in Hatton- garden, which is one of the most important in London, and at which packages of enormous value are sometimes lodged, is conducted by five young women, who are under the control of Miss Drew, the postmistress. THE SUPPOSED THIEF. The authoritii s of Scotland-yard, under Mr. Howard Vincent, have been vigorously pushi ig their inquiries. Inspector Peel, with a staff of detectives, has been actively engaged in endeavours to track the men wiio made off with the mail bags. The results of these inquiries are to the effect that a young nun, respectably dressed, was seen in the vicinity of the Post Office at five o'clock in the evening of the day of the robbery, immediately before the robbery occurred, and that a man answering the same description was seen afrerwar Is to call a cab in Holborn, having what appeare 1 to be a bag pro- truding from beueath his coat, and who directed that he should be driven to Waterloo Station, where it has subsequently transpired that he took a ticket for llatnpton Wick. Tne description of this man circulated is--I.ge, twenty-eight to thirty years height, 5 ft. 9 in. complexion, fair whiskers on side of face, only slight, dark moustache gentlemanly appearance; dress, dark coat and trousers, and high black hat. It is thought three men were engaged, one of whom put out the gas in the basement, the second secured the bags, and the third was waiting outside with aconveyance. A telegraph messenger, who was taking- his tea in the basement, state I that he beard someone scurrying up the stairs when the gas went out. In order to reach the basement the intruder must have passed through the public office, full of people, and through a swing door in the partition, which was afterwards found open. The gas was turned off at the meter itself. A reward of Y.1200 has been offered for information, and particulars are published of forty packets of jewellery, most of which can be identified.
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EDINBURGH PHILOSOPHICAL INSTITUTION. SIR THEODORE MARTIN ON HORACE. Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B., delivered to the Philosophical Institution, on Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., the first of two lectures on "Horace and ] his Friends." There was an unusually large assem- blage of members. Sir Theodore was accompanied to the platform by, among others, Lady Martin, Principal Tulloch, Dr. Donaldson, Dr. William j Smith, Sir Daniel Macnee, president of the Royal Scottish Academy Professor Crombie, St. Andrews Bailie Colston, Sheriff Hallard, LAlr. Nelson, publisher, ( and a number of ladies. Dr. William Smith said it would be a very super- fluous, not to say impertinent, proceeding were he ] 50 propose to introduce Sir Theodore Martin to an 1 audience composed of his fellow-townsmen and bownswomen. L But he thought, without any viola- 1 jion of propriety, he might invite them to join in offering him a very cordial welcome to his native 3ity. (Applause.) He came to them on this j occasion in fulfilment of a very kind promise made ( some years ago that he would, when leisure and opportunity served, prepare those lectures which he was about to deliver, out of regard to his native j 3ity and goodwill to this Institution. Dr. Smith] was glad this visit was coincident with another occasion of very great interest to Scotland, and that 1 bhey had the opportunity of congratulating Sir Theodore on his approaching intention of com- mencing his duties as Lord Rector of the oldest of our Scottish Universities. (Applause.) He was sure they would join also in taking that opportunity, bhrough their Lord Rector, of offering their congratulations and best wishes for its prosperity to that ancient city and University. (Applause.) Sir Theodore Martin began by observing that it used to be said of the Scottish peasant that he always knew two books well-the Bible and Burns's poems. He hoped this was true still, though he might have carried his reading into wider fields. Just so it used bo be the pride of all educated men throughout Europe to have Horace at their fingers' end and j even now, when the multitude of good books made it hard to confine one's studies to a few favourites, Horace continued to hold a seat nearer to the heart of more men than even poets of a higher order of genius. Putting Shakspeare out of view, there was j probably at this time no poet whose words were more familiar upon our lips. And why ? Because he had put into language, the aptness of which was ( recognised by all, the very feelings of our common nature, whether of pleasure, of passion, of indigna- bion, or of sorrow, and the thoughts which were ] borne in upon our minds by the observation and experience of every-day life. It was this which 1 made Horace so admired by men of such various ] genius is as Dante and Voltaire, of Montaigne and Hooke of Fene o i and La Fontaine, of Wordsworth i and Lord Che&terfi :ld. His excellent friend, John ( Hill Burton, whom they had so lately lost, was one ] )f several he had known who always carried a copy )f Horace about with him. Burns frequently j mingled somehow with his (the lecturer's) thoughts %bout Horace. In many things they were alike, ] although widely different in others. In breadth of ] human sympathy, in sensibility to beauty in woman and in nature, in subtlety of insight into character, ( in their appreciation of honourable independence ] ind of practical goodness as the column of true j majesty in man in love of coun ty, in strong ] common sense, in power of picturesque satire, in the ] faculty of fitting aptest words to things, they ranked side by side. The same veins of thought ran through much of the best of what both had ] written. But here the parallel ended. There was ] i whole world of emotion, of passion, and of pathos ] in Burns to which Horace was an entire stranger for the Roman poet's heart, when most moved, beat with an evener pulse, and his blood, when most stirred, glowed with a far feebler fi e than those cf his modern brother. Horace would still be a great name among poets of the second order, although ( bis love poetry had not come down to us. But without his love poetry should we ever have known ihe true Burns, or should he ever have gained that place which he had made for himself in the great hierarchy of bards ? (Applause.) Of both as men we knew much. Of both. as a man and as a poet Horace had been the more fortunate in what concerned his literary as well as his personal character. With the exception of a few fscw recorded by Suetonius, all they knew of his history, his habits, his friendships, his folly, his likes and dislikes, was gathered from his works whilst of his works they knew only those which he had deliberately selected as worthy to be preserved and coupled permanently with his name. He wrote things of which his riper years would have been ashamed, but he had escaped that creature of the modern press who dragged into print every scrap, however worthless, in whatever mood or in what- ever circumstances written. (Applause.) How different had been the fate of his Christian brother! Both poets owed much of their distinct qualities to the fact that they were children of the people, brought from their childhood face to fac; with nature and with the homely virtues of a hardy and struggling peasantry. The lecturer devoted the remaining portion of the lecture to a description of Horace's life, and the events connected with it- tracing points of resemblance as regards parentage between Horace and Burns, and also in a degree with Carlyle Horace's educational training at Rome, and subsequently at Athens his joining the expedition of Brutus and Cassius, and their defeat at Philippi; his return to Rome, and writing for a livelihood his introduction to Virgil and Maecenas, and his later relationships with the statesman, concluding with an eloquent picture of Horace's home^ life, surrounded by hi s neighbours, at the Sabine farm, contrasted with the insincere, luxurious, unsatisfying life of which Horace saw so much in Rome. The lecture was listened to with marked attention.—The Scotsman. On Friday night, the 18th inst., Sir Theodore Martin delivered the second of two lectures on Horace and his Friends to the members of the Philosophical Institution. Resuming where he had left off in the former lecture with Horace on his Sabine farm, surrounded by congenial friends, Sir Theodore shortly described the poet's simple and unostentatious habits, quoting also selections from his odes expressive of all he saw and heartily enjoyed. Then, in contrast to these, he turned to speak of patricmn life in Rome, how Horace mingled in it. and exchanged hospitalities with the higher class of citizens, marking its voluptuous enjoyments and its costly magnificence. These scenes of the social life of Rome he would playfully turn to account in some of his most pleasant satires. Horace, he went on to say, was not a sentimentalist; one bit of romance he experienced, but the object of his passion died young and obviously she loved him, because she found in him that courtesy and love of purity other men had failed to offer her. He admired beauty, and his keen sensibility and good taste sought delight in the company of good women. It was easy to read between the lines of his love poems how much this feeling pervaded even those of his later life. He was not, like Burns, a passionate lover, and disappointments such as he had to mourn would never have caused Horace to write so despairingly indeed, he showed nothing of the pathos of true-love poetry, and he certainly would not have cast a slur on all woman-kind because of his own little grievance. Horace would have let her go without any particular distress of mind. He did, however, recognise the purity and self- sacrifice of true women, and he was grieved to see how these and all that was good in woman were degenerating in Rome. He was a great artist, and could hit off the charms of woman in his odes, but he did that very much as Tennyson writes of his later heroines. Of woman as a wife he had the highest admiration. He saw marriages made for wealth and convenience, and the result was the debasement of morals, while he firmly believed that the wellbeing of society rested on the family relationship being regulated by purer motives than those which he saw brought people together, for he was a shrewd observer of the manners of his time, and he saw how they were tending. He had written many descriptions of rare beauty in that country life he spent in his quiet retreat, where he recognised the patient, reverent spirit of the people as they pursued their daily toil far removed from the blandishments of the city; it was there he learn-d the great lessons of moderation and cont n.ment. Here the lecturer read quotations from the odes of Horace illustrative of the happiness and freedom he enjoyed in his nest among the nilis, when he had left behind him the harassing cares of buute, and aiso the jealousies and envy and malice and uneharitableness which were sometimes found VJU U one RE TAILS It literature. There he couid -nj.ty ..1", o dR, ana pondur over the grandeur I of his country's power: there he could study the great problems of man, which as life advanced had a deeper fascination for him. There he composed most of his odes in the choicest and tersest language. In their composition he exercised a stern self-criticism until he had made them examples of finished excellence. His style he borrowed from no one it was his own. His odes cost him infinite labour, modulating Roman words to Grecian models but he had raised for himself a monument more enduring than brass and loftier than the pyramids of kings. Many in his own and in succeeding ages had sought to imitate him, but only with partial success. Though his love lyrics wanted the ring of genuine feeling, it was otherwise with such odes as those he wrote on the departure of Virgil to Greece, and another to Mascenas, the able Minister of Augustus, whom he loved with a great admiration. Having spoken of the high esteem in which Horace was held by Msecenas and by the Emperor Augustus, and how the latter had some difficulty in overcoming the poet's reserve, as he rallied him by saying, "Are you afraid that our intimacy may damage you with posterity?" the lecturer said that the rules laid down by Horace still formed the standard of sound criticism. Sir Theodore concluded with a touching picture of the last days of Horace, whose life was in a manner bound up with that of Mgecenas, and regarding whom he had expressed the fervent wish that in death they might go linked hand-in-hand together. The great statesman died in the year 8 B.C., and the true-hearted poet kept his promise, for he followed his friend within a few months after, leaving his fortune to Augustus and the productions of his genius as a rich inheritance to all time. (Applause.) Sheriff Hallard moved a cordial vote of thanks to Sir Theodore Martin for his excellent lecture, warmly eulogising it, remarking also that if Horace had been alive in our time Sir Theodore Martin would have been one of his most intimate friends. Dr. Smith had alluded on the previous evening to the fact that Sir Theodore Martin was a fellow- townsman, and as such he was sure they all felt proud of him. (Applause.) But while they were now glad to have Sir Theodore Martin, they were specially glad he had not come alone. (Applause.) Might he, therefore, allude, without indiscretion, to the distinguished lady who bears his honoured name with her own, and who had honoured the institution by accompanying him. There were many who had memories of her which they would not willingly let die, and which they would hand down as a great tradition to those who would follow after them. (Applause.) He hoped Lady Martin would excuse him for the allusion he had made to her in their name. Her presence there had been a great additional attraction to that lecture, and for which he once more in their name begged to thank him. (Loud applause.) Sir Theodore Martin, in reply, said he was afraid they were all wearied with the sound of his voice certainly he was wearied of hearing it. What he had to say now would best be said in fewest words. It was always a difficult task to find apt words of recognition for what had been said, but it was peculiarly difficult for persons in his position, returning casually, as he had done, to the city of his birth to fulfil a purpose he had long cherished, and which he had been prevented from doing by other engagements to fulfil till the present occasion. Everybody liked to be well thought of in the quarter from which he took his birth. And he had been so long absent from it that he thought he should have been entirely forgotten. In coming back there he missed many dear old familiar faces. The warmth and kindness he had received all round had shown him that while working in different spheres he had not been forgotten, that there were some eyes who had perceived what he was about, and hearts who sympathised with what he was doing. (Applause.) He could only express his most sincere gratitude for their kindness in listening to what he had to say, and also in the name of Lady Martin for the manner in which they had responded to the request of Sheriff Hallard. He might say for her there was no place in the kingdom for which she had a warmer memory than the city of Edinburgh. It was the first town in which she essayed her career after the company broke up under Mr. Macready there was no longer a field for her as previously in the profession to which she had devoted herself. Here she met with a warm recognition on her first -arrival; that warmth increased till her last appearance. She made friends here the memory of friendships so formed, and the kindness with which she was recognised, had often given her the deepest pleasure. It was difficult to speak for another, and he thought it would be most prudent he should not say more, but to repeat that she would not fail to remember to the end of her days the kind recognition of her name which had been given that evening. (Applause.)—The Daily Review.
FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. RUTHIN v. FLINTSHIRE.-Played at Ruthin, on Saturday, and resulted in favour of Ruthin by 7 goals to none. The game throughout was very one- sided the visitors' goal was besieged during the whole of the game. All the Ruthin players were in fine form and played well. Maddocks and Wil- liams played with great dash and judgment. The forwards played a good passing game. Roberts and Humphreys played well. For Flintshire, Shelton, Rhyl, Marsden, Mold, did the lion's part of the back play. W. Roberts, Rhyl, played best of the Flintshire forwards. The game was played in a very friendly spirit, and there was no unnecessary charging. WELSH ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE Cup.-At the meeting of the association held last week the draws for the second round of ties were made with the following results, the matches to be played on or before Saturday, December 17th :— GROUP A. Wrexham A v. Coedpoeth, at Coedpoeth. Northwich A v. Mold, at Mold. Foresters (Gwersyllt), a bye. GROUP B. Wrexham B v. Druids A, at Wrexham. Rhostyllen v. Ruthin, at Ruthin. GROUP c. Aberystwyth v. Castle Blues, at Aberystwyth. Oswestry v. Chirk, at Oswestry. FIXTURES. Nov. 26—Mountaineers v. Denbigh, at Corwen. 3, —Oswestry White Stars v. Wellington, at Wellington. -Chirk v. Hare and Hounds, at Chirk. -Druids v. Northwich, at Ruabon. Dec. 3-Druids v. Walsall Swifts, at Ruabon. „ —Mountaineers v. Rhyl, at Rhyl. „ —Chirk v. White Stars, at Chirk. COUNTY MATCHES. Dec. 17—Merionethshire v. Denbighshire, at Ruthin March 11—Merionethshire v. Denbighshire, at Corwen-
FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. The Mark Lane Express says-" Under the I influence of abnormally high temperature, young wheats in early districts have made rapid progress, and vegetation of other kinds is putting in an ap- pearance which, whilst in accordance with the season, is very unseasonable for the time of the year. It is, however, beyond all question that the very exceptional weather has had its advantages and whilst its possible drawbacks may easily be imagined, the actual position to- day is that of an unusually forward and verdant wheat plant, appearing early in an exceptionally favourable seedtime. Farmers' deliveries for the past week have been characterised by diminution in respect of quantity, and a still further decline in the average condition of samples. This has not been the feature of one particular district, but has been the rule in provincial markets as well as London. There has been no quotable change in values of native wheats or flour. Good barleys are scarcer, whilst inferior sorts are more plentiful. Malt is practically in the same position, and the trade can scarcely be said to be free from the effects of last year's large production. Other descriptions of British produce remain unchanged in value. Trade for wheat off stands remains, at the close of the week, much in the same position as at its commencement."
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HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. 'Violent shocks of earthquake were felt in Cologne and Bonn on Friday night, but no damage was lone. The Count of Logrono has been assassinated in Cuba. His wife became insane on hearing of his tragic death. The mayor of Beaumaris (Alderman E. R. Thomas) was on Saturday presented by his friends with a songratulat-ory address. The Queen, accompanied by the Princess Beatrice and the royal suite, arrived at Windsor from Balmoral on Wednesday morning. We have great pleasure in announcing that the Rev. O. A. Nares, vicar of Kerry, has had a number )f forms erected on the Kerry and Newtown road at his own expense. The execution of John Aspinall Simpson for the murder of his sweetheart, Ann Ratcliffe, at Preston. last August, has been fixed to take place on the 28th inst., at Strange way's prison. Manchester. The Conservatives won a seat at Stafford on Saturday, the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Macdonald having been filled by the return of Mr. Salt, who polled 297 more votes than Mr. Howell, the Liberal candidate. At Nottingham, a young man named Westby fatally shot his father, and also murdered a lad who was employed at the same office as himself. There appears to be a total absence of motive for either of the crimes. On Saturday, Mr. J. R. Davies, Corsygedol Hotel, Barmouth, held his annual rent audit, when a first- jlass spread was provided for the tenants, the chair being taken by the worthy landlord, whose health was enthusiastically drunk. Scarlet fever has broken out in the neighbourhood )f Llanerfil, close to this litble village, and we regret io find that the school authorities have not yet made iny arrangement to prevent the spreading of the lisease by closing the schools. Before the county magistrates at Pwllheli, on Thursday, thirty-three persons were charged with taking away parts of the cargo of the Cyprian, on bhe shore near Edeyrn, and fines were inflicted ranging from 10?. to zCi-) and costs. A verdict for the plaintiff, with £ 1500 damages, Was returned in the Queen's Bench Division on Tuesday, in the action for libel brought by Mr. Clement Scott, dramatic critic, against Mr. Henry Sampson, the proprietor of the Referee. At Denbigh the bye-election on Monday week to fill the vacancy caused by the elevation of the ex- mayor to the aldermanic chair, resulted in the election of Mr. Evan Thomas (Liberal) by 458 votes 30.36S given for Mr. John Lloyd (Conservative). Henry Julius Newbold, a juvenile acrobat, while walking on the tight rope at Hanlcy. carrying a younger brother on his back, was thrown down by jhe breaking of the rope and broke his thigh. The "ope was 20 feet high, and the net under it was also )roken. The admission of foreigners to inspect the naval ind military establishments, dockyards, ships, trsenals, and defences of this country is, it is said, ibout to be made the subject of inquiry by a mixed jommittee to be nominated by the War Office and A Admiralty. At a private sale in Wilton Crescent, Sir Theodore Martin was lately fortunate enough to obtain the very noteworthy portrait of Robert Burns which Archibald Skirving drew in red chalk, and Mr. Smiles described at length in Lives of the Engineers." The Queen has received intelligence of the engagement of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, bo the Princess Helene of Waldeck, which took place three days ago at Frankfort. The Princess lS a younger sister of the present Queen of the Netherlands, and niece to the Queen of Sweden. The Toronto Globe publishes a special despatch from Ottawa to the effect that at the approaching session of the Dominion Parliament a member will bring forward a motion affirming the desirability of securing a complete independence for Canada, and jhe election of a Canadian as Chief Magistrate or -,overnor-General. The prospect of a speedy conclusion of a Com- nercial Treaty between England and France, which shall be satisfactory to both countries, is regarded by well-informed persons both in London and Paris as most encouraging. Among the circumstances which favour a satisfactory settlement the accession to power of M. Gambetta is one. A lively discussion took place at the meeting of the Liverpool Water Committee, on Monday, on an application by the Congregationalists for the use of the cocoa rooms at Vyrnwy for religious services. In the end it was resolved that the applicants be asked to furnish particulars of the times and con- ditions under which they wanted the use of the rooms. A panic occurred on Sunday night in the Free Church at Tavistock. A large piece of woodwork near the central chandelier fell during the sermon. The worshippers becoming alarmed, rushed to the doors, efforts to calm them being unsuccessful. The wood fell to the minister's pew, which, fortunately, was unoccupied. The service was abruptly con- cluded. A windfall is a phrase lightly used and generally suggesting a stroke of luck. But there are windfalls which bring only loss and no gain to the owner of property. Such was the storm of the 14.th of October-the great storm, as it will long continue to be known as. It is supposed that at least 100,000 great trees, all giants of the forest, have been blown down in the principal parts of England. A sensation was caused in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, on Monday, by an attempt to shoot Signor Depritis, the Premier, by a man in the gallery. Being prevented from firing by persons near him, the man threw his pistol among the deputies, calling out Depritis." He was immediately arrested. He has served a term of imprisonment for wounding a man with the intention to kill him. On Monday night, the Rev. J. G. Rogers, of London, delivered a lecture in Hope Hall, Liverpool, on The Struggle for Religious Equality. In the course of his remarks he dealt with that portion of the primary charge of the Bishop of Liverpool dealing with the disestablishment question. Mr. Hugh Mason, M.P., who presided, predicted that disestablishment would be an accomplished fact before long. It may be interesting to the public to know that there are at present on the ocean nearly five and a half million pounds of Indian tea coming to London from Calcutta in twenty-one vessels, of which eleven are steam vessels, the largest amount coming by one of the latter being nearly one million and a quarter pounds. This shows an increase of over two million pounds coming to London compared with November last year. There are two gay old printers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (says the Detroit Press News). One of them is in and the other 80, and the most of their lives has been spent at the case," in the art preservative of all arts. A few days since they decided to go off on a little sociable excursion, and took a drive in company, the horse used on the occasion being 25 years old, the harness twenty years old, and the buggy forty years old. A fatal affray took place at the Cambridgeshire Lunatic Asylum on Sunday morning, between two inmates, named Warwick and Taylcjr, who, just after breakfast, quarrelled in the ward in the presence of the attendants and 50 patients. Taylor struck Warwick a heavy blow, which Warwick returned. Taylor fell down and died in five minutes. Warwick is a young man, and Taylor was 30 years old. Both had been inmates for several years. On Monday and Tuesday, the 11-th and 1.5th. inst.. the usual monthly meeting of the Calvinistic Metho- dists was held at Tynewydd. At the first meeting. the usual business was transacted, in the course of which it was announced by Mr. Brice (Ocean Colliery) that he had received a donation of £ 200 towards the debt remaining on Dinam Chapel, Nantymoel, from Mr. David Davies. M.P., and a further sum of £ 200 was promised towards every £ 100 subscribed by the church itself until the whole of the debt is liquidated. A resolution expressing the thanks of the meeting was passed with accla- mation. From the success which appears to have attended the experiments in importing from Labrador into England frozen salmon in a wholesome and palat- able condition (remarks the Pall Mall Gazette), it is not unlikely that at no distant date we shall have our markets supplied every winter, during a, time when the sale of home-bred salmon is prohibited, with a plentiful amount of "foreign" salmon. Already, indeed, since the close seasons for the sale of salmon captured in English, Irish, and Scotch waters have commenced, a fair amount of these frozen fish have been on sale both in the metropoli- tan and local markets.
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank rate is unaltered. Consols are unaltered. v r A six-chambered revolver was found in the grass near Earlswood Station, this morning, and from the size of the weapon, the railway authorities believe it to be the pistol used in Mr. Gobi's raur ier. The Greenock ship which recently left Dundee for the Clyde, in tow of a tug, was totally wrecked off Isla Island, the tug rope having broken. The crew, seventeen in number, have perished. An extra force of police guarded the Guildhall' London, last night, the authorities having received an anonymous warning that an attempt would be made to blow up the building.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:— s. d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 9 to 7 3 Red wheat 6 6 to 7 1 Malting barley (per 70ib.) 5 0 to 5 8 Grinding do. 4 6 to 4 9 Old oats 3 9 to 4 0 New do. 3 0 to 3 9 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 8 to 0 9 Mutton ditto 0 S to 0 10 Lamb (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 10 Rabbits (eash) 1 0 to 1 2 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 4 6 Turkeys ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Soles (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 4 Codsditto 0 6 to 0 8 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Salmon ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Trout ditto 0 0 to 0 0 f,Iackerel (each) 0 0 to 0 0 New Potatoes (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Potatoes (per fiea,sure) 2 0 to 2 6 Gooseberries (per quart) 0 0 to 0 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 Butter (per lb.) 1 4 to 1 4|- Eggs 00. 12 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. A quiet feeling pervades the wheat trade, and only a limited trade was done white descriptions were one penny lower, other kinds not quoted easier. Flour in moderate request. Beans and peas quiet. Indian corn taken moderately, and Friday's prices are repeated. OSWESTRY, "WEDNESDAY.—White wheat. 6s. 6d. to 7s. 6d.: red wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. 3d.; barley, 5s. 4d. to 5s. 9d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. ad.; potatoes, Os. OOd. to 0s. ud. per score; butter, OS. Od. to Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 8 to 0 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 61. to Is. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. Od to 5s. Od. per couple WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. 9d. to7s.6d.- per 75 lbs.; barley 4s. ad. 5s. lid.; oats, 3s. 2d. to 4tS. 9d.; butter Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 6 to 8 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. per couple; ducks, 3s. 63., to 4s. 6d.; potatoes, 2s. 6d. to 3s. Od. per 120 lb".
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, §- DEATHS. BIRTHS. Nov. 17th, the wife of Mr. Thomas Roberts, Westboarne-terrace, Market-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. Oct. 21st., en Cassia Hills, the wife of the Rev. G. Hughes, of a daughter. Nov. 21st, at 3, Belgrave-place, Oswestry, tIe wife of J. C. Bull, solicitor, of a laughter. MARRIAGES. Nov. 17th, at Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, by the vicar, the Riv. T. H. Sharpe, M.A., Stanley Ollivant, only son of the late Captain S. O. Blu.ck (1st Dragoon Guards), to Eleanor (Nellie), elder daughter of M. W. Cliffe. No cards. Nov. 17th, at St. Stephen's, Manchester, by the Rev. J. R. D. West, rector, Mr. E. L. Jones, of Ardwick, Manchester, to Miss M. J. Davies, third daughter of Mr. T. Davies, Church-street, Llangollen. Nov. 24th, at the Parish Church, Llangollen, by the Rev. E. H. James, B.D., vicar, Alfred Grey, Esq., of Manchester and Singapore, to Miss Jennie Foxwell, of Brynderwen, Llangollen, youngest daughter of the late Daniel Foxwell, of Manchester. DEATHS. Nov. 14, aged 69, Mary, relict of Mr. Edward Barker, Canton House, Holywell. Nov. 15th, aged 20, at College-street, Lampeter, Mr. Walter narrow, B.A. Nov. 7th, aged 63, Jane, second daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Carrol, Dolgelley. Nov. 3rd, aged 2), at 5, Bridge-street, Wrexham, Edward Eva ;s, for several years in the employ of Mr. Henry Dennis, civil engineer. Nov. 15th, aged 25, at 44, Marine-terrace, Aber- ystwyth, Mr. John Peter Jones, formerly of Sydenham House, youngest son of the late Rev. James Jones, Wesleyan minister. Nov. 11th, aged 78, at Fir Grove, 11,3 ir Ruthin, the Rev. James Jones, M.A., of Jesus College, Oxford, formerly second master of Ruthin School, and for the last 30 years rector of Llanfwrog. Oct. 23th, aged 23, at Pantglas Uchaf, Llangad waladr, Mr. David Jones. Nov. 22nd, Sarah, wife of the Rev. James Donne, Bulkeley House, Llangefni. Nov. 20th, at Mentone, South of France, Sir Hugh Owen, "Toel," Hornsey-lane, London, in his 77th year. Nov. 20th, aged 41, at Derwen Hall, Garth Trevor, near Llangollen, Jane, wife of Mr. Chas. Mason, brick and tile manufacturer. Nov. 21st, aged 43, Mary, wife of Mr. David Davies, builder, Ceidiog-terrace, Llaudrillo, and daughter of Mr. John Hammond, Nantyr.
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LLANDUDNO. THE NEW SCHOOLS.—The committee have been making further arrangements for the laying of the foundation stone of the new buildings, and Mr. John Bright is expected here between the 5th and 10th of December. The day will be observed as a general holiday, and an immense procession will be formed to escort the right hon. gentleman to the site it will include the Llan- dudno Commissioners, the School Board, the Fire Brigade, the Oddfellows, Foresters, inct children of all the schools in the district. Appli- cation has also been made to have the band of the I. Clio training ship here in addition to the Penrhyn band. At the evening meeting to be held at St. George's Hall a very" handsome illuminated address will be presented to Mr. fright, and it is the intention of the committee to form a scholarship to be called the "John Bright Scholarship." STOIDr.-On Monday night a very heavy gale Was experienced in this district, and it continued to blow a strong wind over Tuesday. At about ten o'clock in the morning a one-masted vessel. heavily laden, was observed drifting out in the direction of Liverpool, quite at the mercy of the ^_ind and waves. With great promptitude the lister's Memorial Lifeboat was brought out. Its transfer from the station-house by a noble team of six horses was most expeditious, for it was In the water, after a most graceful launch, in less than ten minutes. The crew had a hard pull of several miles, as the vessel was about opposite Col- wyn Bay. Upon reaching it, it was found to be the II Ellen, of Liverpool," laden with coal, with no one on board, and having drifted out from its Mooring near Anglesea. Several of the lifeboat men were transferred on board, and, the storm somewhat abating, the sails were put u.p, and the Ellen was beached at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos for the night, and with the tide of Wednesday wa" brought into Llandudno Bay. By the picking up of this derelict the National Lifeboat Institution will benefit by the third of the value of the ship and cargo. 'ij DOLGELLEY. DOLGELLEY NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—Mr. Roberts, of the Dolgeley National Schools, has gained admission to the Carnarvon Training College. Out of thirty candidates who sat for examination. Mr. Roberts was one of two who were successful, and out of 1290 successful candidates throughout the United Kingdom Mr. Roberts stood about the 600th. EISTEDDFOD MEIRION.— The Merionethshire Eisteddfod, 1881-2, promises to be one of the best ever known in the county. The entries in all competitions are up to the previous years, while the choirs for the chief prize are more numerous than ever. The concert on the evening of the second day will be the best ever held in Dolgelley To meet the requirements of the Eisteddfod, the directors of the Market Hall, at the request of the Eisteddfod Committee, have agreed to build a gallery at the end of the Assembly Room, which will be agreat convenience, and will tend to increase the < eceipts of the Eisteddfod.