ATTEMPT TO UPSET A WELSH TRAiN.-As the first morning passenger train, on Monday, on the Taff Vale Branch Railway, between Cowbridge and Pontypridd, was proceeding to Pontypridd, it was suddenly and voilently thrown off the rails. The passengers sustained a severe shock and general fright. Investigation showed that stones had been deliberately placed on the rails, with the daring purpose of upsetting the train and causing a catastrophe. It is fortunate that the train escaped so well, and that a number of lives were not sacrificed, as it carries generally a considerable complement of passengers. It was some time before the journey could be pursued. The police are investigating the matter. WAGES AND PUBLIC-HOUSES.—The payment of wages to miners is prohibited by certain statutes of 1872 from being made in public-houses, beer- shops, &c. This prohibition Lord Stanhope proposes to extend to all workmen. The bill which he has introduced into the House of Lords on this subject directs. that no wages be paid to a "workman" at a public-house, beer-shop, or place for the sale of spirits, wines, cider, &c., or other house of entertainment, or in a garden or place belonging to it. The employer is himself made liable for any contravention of the measure in a payment on his behalf, unless he has taken all reasonable means in his power to prevent it. The maximum penalty for infringing the measure is fixed at £10, to be recovered by any person summarily. The "workmen" to whom the bill refers do not include domestic or menial servants, but all labourers, servants in husbandry, journey- men, artificers, handicraftsmen, and all other persons engaged in manual labour, of whatever age they may be. ON ADVERTISING.—The Pall Mall Gazette, in an article on Country Literature, says-The local press has never been used for the advertisement of such books as are suitable to country readers, certainly not for the class hitherto chiefly borne in view and for convenience designated villager. The reason why such books have not been advertised in the local press is probably because the author and publisher had no idea of the market that exists in the country. For the most part readers in town (London) and suburbs only glance at the exciting portions of papers, and then cast them aside. Readers in the villages read every line from the first column to the last, from the title to the printer's address. The local papers are ploughed steadily through, just as the horses plough the field, and every furrow of type conscientiously followed from end to end, adver- tisements and all. The brewer's, the grocer's, the draper's, the ironmonger's advertisements (market-town tradesmen), which have been there month after month, are all read, and the slightest change immediately noted. If there were any advertisement of books suitable to their taste it would be read in exactly the same manner. So it would in a daily paper whenever it got to them. But in advertising for country people one fact must be steadily borne in mind-that they are slow to act; that is, the advertisement to produce any result must be permanent. A few insertions are forgotten before those who have seen them have made up their minds to purchase. When an advertisement is always there, by-and-by the thought suggested acts on the will and the stray coin is invested-it may be six months after the first inclination arose. The procrastination of country people is inexplicable to hurrying London men. But it is quite useless to advertise unless it is taken into account. If permanent, an advertisement in the local press will reach its mark. A "PAINFUL DOMESTIC QUARREL."—It is not often that any one in the position of a marquis of the United Kingdom publishes in the newspapers one of those painful advertisements, in which he declares his determination to pay no debts that have been contracted without his specialauthority, which are not uncommon among the lower classes. Such an advertisement appears in the Times of Thursday, however, subscribed in the name of the Marquis of Anglesey, and if we may judge by paragraphs more or less precise which are published in some of the society journals, the advertisement is the outcome of a very painful domestic quarrel. The present Lord Anglesey succeeded his brother little more than two years ago, and shortly after his accession to the title he married, as his third wife, an American lady who was the widow of the liou. Renry W oodhouse, a brother of the present Lord liimberley.—Leeds Mercury.
THE RAILWAY TRAGEDY IN FRANCE. Respecting this tragedy, the Western Morning News publishes a telegram from its Gibraltar correspondent which supplies strong corroborative evidence that the young man killed on the 30th ultimo between Boulogne and Calais was Mr. J. W. Willoughby, assistant-paymaster in the navy, the second son of Mr. James Willoughby, a member of a Plymouth firm of ironfounders and engineers. The description of the deceased, the marks on his linen, and other circumstances pointed strongly to this conclusion, even before it was publicly known that he had left her Majesty's ship Tamar but now that we know that he did so when she was at Malta, about the 20th of March, and that he did not rejoin her before she sailed for Gibraltar, there is strong circumstantial proof that the J. W. Willoughby who had been found dead is the J. W. Willoughby whose unaccountable absence from the Tamar had caused so much anxiety. The ship had since gone on another trip from Gibraltar to Malta, but there is now unfortunately no chance that the errant young officer rejoined her. It is ditficult to think with patience of the conduct of the French authorities in this matter. They appear to have held no inquest, and must have hushed up the dire tragedy from the knowledge of the press, for no account of it was published in any French paper until after the facts had been made known in England, and that was a fortnight after the poor young man had been dead and buried. If prompt publication had been afforded, as in the similar case of Mr. Gold, the Lefroy who has done this deed would possibly have been detected. They evidently do not manage things better in France, even in the part of France nearest to our own shores. Of course, the whole facts are not accurately known to us yet, but if the details published are correct, it is scarcely possible that Mr. Willoughby can have been the victim either of accident or of a suicidal impulse. Certainly either before or after death robbery must have been committed.—A Plymouth corres- pondent telegraphs that the Home Office has directed inquiries to be made in France with a view of clearing up this mystery. No doubt is entertained as to the identity of the body, or of its being that of the paymaster, J. W. Willoughby, who deserted from the Tamar when she was at Malta on March 20th. It is not probable that Willoughby would have committed suicide- although he must have known that he would be apprehended on his arrival in England—simply for the desertion alone. One of his relatives left on Saturday for Calais, with the view of pro- curing the exhumation of the body. The case has been placed in the hands of Inspector Moser, of Scotland-yard.
MR. LESLIE ON THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC. Speaking at a meeting held at Chester, on Monday, in aid of the proposed Royal College of Music, and which, though influentially attended, was adjourned to the time of the Yeomanry exercises, in the hope that the Prince of Wales would be present, Mr. Henry Leslie said that the important question of higher musical education had been working underground and out of sight ever since 1869, but the action of the princes at Manchester took an entirely new departure on this question. After explaining the work and objects of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh, Air. Leslie went on to observe that the Royal College of Music was intended to be a central institution in London, and to be the musical heart of the whole country, with a school of music in every town and every village, as far as possible. Whenever any great question of musical import cropped up, all the principals of these various schools would be summoned up to the musical parliament in London, as the institution was to be a thoroughly national one. (Hear, hear.) Students, to the number of 100, were to be educated free. From these students would be taken what were called scholars, who would have education, board, and lodgings free. Out of that body will be chosen students for fellowships of £100, £120, or Y,150 a year, to bridge over that time when a male or female should earn his or her living by teaching, singing, or performing as an avocation. Then there would be degrees, and it was intended to have as principals the cream of the musical talent of the country, so that in five or six years the standard of musical education would be raised immeasurably. (Hear, hear.) He alluded to an instance of talent which was hidden or neglected in the case of a young girl in Ruabon. He was sent for to hear her sing. He went, and found that she was only 15 years of age, that she had a lovely voice, extending from the low B flat to the high C, and indeed she had touched the high D. She had been in the habit of singing for one or two guineas, as the case might be, to support her parents. But all that was stopped, and he hoped to see her in the early ranks of the Musical College in London, and that she would one day become a Neilson or an Adelina Patti; or, if the worst came, she would be able to make from £300 to £ 400 a year. (Hear, hear.) In con- nection with the new scheme there would also be a great school of dramatic music and a chapel for ecclesiastical music, so that before long it would not be necessary for anyone to go abroad, and there would be a thoroughly artistic education within reach at home. To apply the epithet of unmusical" to England was only a farce. (Hear, hear.) Wherever he went he found music; if not existent, that was because it was not cultivated. He believed that by cultivating higher music they were carrying out the scriptural injunction—"Inasmuch as ye do this to one of these, ye do it unto me." (Applause.)
THE RECENT ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF THE QUEEN. TRIAL OF THE PRISONER. Roderick McLean was tried before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge and Baron Huddleston, at Reading Assizes, on Wednesday, on the charge of high treason, but, before the trial began, its conclusion was pretty well foreseen. The Lord Chief Justice, in his charge to the grand jury, explained that assaults upon the Sovereign were 0 by the law of England high treason, and those who committed them were traitors, and that the Government were in duty bound to treat this case as such cases had been treated for the past five hundred years—namely, as one of high treason. A true bill was in due course found against the prisoner, and the trial was opened by Sir Henry James, who described the circumstances under which M'Lean shot at the Queen, and called evidence in support of his statement. For the defence all the facts were admitted, and a plea of insanity put in, which was fully sustained by medical men and others who had known prisoner previous to his arrest, and also by Dr. E. Sheppard, for many years Superintendent of the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum;. Dr. Orange, Superin- tendent of the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum; and others. After this evidence, Sir II. James, on behalf of the Crown, admitted that the prisoner's mind was proved to be in an unhealthy state, and the Lord Chief Justice having summed up, the jury at once returned a verdict of "Not guilty," on the ground of insanity. The verdict saves M'Lean from a whipping, but he will be detained as a lunatic during her Majesty's pleasure.
THE LONDON (ENGLAND) "BRITISH MAIL" says We are in receipt of the Illustrated Piano and Drgan Advertiser of Mr. Daniel F. Beatty, of Washing- ton, New Jersey, United States of America, aud can- not but express a. most favourably opinion of the instruments therein described. Prom a personal examina ion ot the lnsiruments in question, we can heartily endors" tne t stimonials we ha,vere d, and the exoee iingly low prices at which th >y are offered n the -uppljiiie and can confident y recommend the public to all transactions hey may undertake t have Willi the honest, upnghi,, high-minded and enterprising manufacturer." (1010)
STRIKE OF COLLIERS IN NORTH WALES RIOTS AT MOSS, NEAR WREXHAM. DISGRACEFUL SCENES. THE MILITARY CALLED OUT. According to a resolution made on Friday, on Saturday afternoon all the miners throughout the North Wales coalfield brought out their tools and struck work, on account of no concession having been made by the masters with regard to the notice of a reduction of 5 per cent. in wages, which terminated on Saturday. No terms have yet been offered by the masters, and the men express their determination to stand out. Arrangements are being made to hold mass meetings in various parts of the district. An advance in wages of 2t per cent. was given the North Wales colliers six months ago, but there has been considerable depression in trade since. On Tuesday afternoon a mass meeting of the colliers was held on Wrexham racecourse. There was a large attendance, and resolutions were passed pledging the men to stand firm, and not to return to work except at the old rate of wages. The proceedings were orderly. On Wednesday afternoon, a report reached Wrexham that a large gang of colliers, numbering several hundreds, had surrounded the offices at Westminster Colliery, near Wrexham. Super- intendent Wilde and a posse of constabulary at once proceeded to the spot, when they found the body of men too great to encounter. One of the managers, who was in the office, seeing the mob surrounding the premises, locked the office doors. Loud cries were made by the rioters for his appearance. Then they smashed in the windows with sticks and stones, and endeavoured to storm the office by force. In the evening the deputy chief-constable of Denbighshire and ten men, together with the manager, Mr. Harrop, and other officials of Westminster Colliery, which is three miles from Wrexham, who had taken refuge in the colliery offices, were obliged to run for their lives, the place being completely wrecked, and preparations made to blow it up with gunpowder. Most of the policemen managed to escape with slight injuries, but two-Sergeant Littlehales and Constable Bound-are missing, and it is reported that they have been thrown down the pit's shaft. Mr. Harrop is also missing. A detachment of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers left for the scene of the rioting, accompanied by Major Leadbetter, chief constable Mr. Charles Hughes and Dr. Davies, magistrates and Mr. J. Lewis, magistrates' clerk. The Denbighshire and Merionethshire Militia, 900 strong, who are now Up here for the annual training, are also under arms, and two companies have already been sent on to the colliery to assist the regulars if necessary. The strike still continues, and there appears to be no likelihood of any immediate settlement. .N o further offers have been made by the masters, who maintain that the present state of the coal trade renders it utterly impossible for the pro- prietors of collieries to work at the present rates. The masters further state that many of the North Wales collieries have been worked at considerable loss for a lengthened period. An offer was made by the coalowners some five months ago by which the men were invited to employ an eminent accountant to examine the books, and the selling rates should settle the question of wages, but that proposal was rejected by the colliers. The same offer Jor the guidance of the men has been made Several times since, but with the same result. In one instance the masters' books were placed before the men, but they refused to look at them. LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Up to midday (Thursday) all remained quiet at Westminster Collieries. The magistrates are now devising the best means for preventing any fresh outbreak. The military remained at the colliery throughout last night.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.) To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir;—Your able contributor G-ladstonian drew attention lately to the" orrid" and "hockard orses "-the "hotes," &c., and the prevalent abuse of the letter 7t. If "Gladstonian" is a Welshman, the writer will be very pleased if by the wayside he would take note of the modern style of pronouncing the Welsh vowels v, 1(" and w. There is too much reason to fear that we in this town at least are fast drifting into an absurd and ridiculous abuse of our Welsh vowels. I am, sir, yours truly, BEACONONIAN. Llangollen Parish. April 17th, 1882.
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Rate and Consols are unaltered. The Globe announces that Professor Darling died at Dawn House, Kent, yesterday. A Central News telegram, dated St. Petersburg, Thursday (to-day), says :—An Imperial order of the day has been promulgated declaring the delivery of speeches in public by officers to be contrary to the spirit of discipline. General Scobeloff arrived here yesterday.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:-r s. d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 6 to 7 2 Red wheat 6 0 to 7 0 Malting barley (per 701b.) 5 0 to 5 8 Grinding do. 4 6 to 49 Old oats 3 9 to 4 0 New do. 3 0 to 3 9 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 010 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 9 Mutton ditto 0 9 to 0 11 Lamb (per quar.). 5 6 to 7 6 Rabbits (each) 1 0 to 1 2 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 50 Soles (perlb.) 0 0 to 1 4 Salmon ditto 0 0 to 26 Trout ditto 0 0 to 1 0 Mackerel (each) 0 6 to 0 8 Cods ditto 0 6 to 0 9 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 5 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 Potatoes (per measure). 2 0 to 2 6 Butter (per lb.) 1 6 to 1 7 Eggs .17 to 18 for. 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. There was a large business in wheat at an advance of 2d. to 3d. per cental. Flour in good demand, and Is. to Is. 6d. dearer for American. Beans and peas steady, at late rates. Indian corn scarce, and firm at an advance of about 5d. per cental-old mixed American 7s. 2d. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 6s. 9d. to 7s. 8d.: red wheat, 6s. 4d. to 7s. Od.; barley, 5s. Od. to 5s. 8d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, Os. OOd. to Os. Od. per score; butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per lb.; eggs, 15 to 20 for a shilling; fowls, 4s. Od. to 6s. Od. per couple ducks, 5s. Od to 6s. 6d. per couple SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat per 75 lbs., 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d.; red wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. 3d. oats, per 225 lbs., 19s. Od. to 26s. Od.; beans, per 7s. lbs., 20s. Od. to 25s. Od.; malt, per imperial bushel, 20 Od. to 9s. Od. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. 9d. to 7s. 3d. per 75 lbs.; barley 4s. Od. 5s. 6d.; oats, 3s. 4d. to 4s. 6d.; butter Is. 5d. to Is. 6d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 00 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per couple; ducks, 4s. Gd. to 5s. 6d.; potatoes. 2s. 6d. to 3s. Od. per 120 lbs.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. BIRTHS. April 17th, the wife of the Rev. R. Ellis, LL.D., The Grammar School, Llangollen, of a son. April 19th, the wife of Mr. W. Watkin, cabinet maker, etc., Hall-street, Llangollen, of a son. April 17th, the wife of Mr. D. Jones, Gwylfa-terrace, Denbigh, of a daughter. April 20th, the wife of Mr. Samuel Lloyd, butcher, Castle-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. April 15th, at the Registrar's Office, Machynlleth, Mr. David Roberts, engineer, Brynyreglwys Quarry, Towyn, to Miss Ann Elizabeth Davies, eldest daughter of Mr. Griffith Davies, feltmonger, Red Lion. street, Towyn. April 15th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, before Mr. E. Roberts, registrar, Mr. Thomas Hughes, Bronhaul, Bettws G.G., to Miss Elizabeth Ann Jones, Butcher's-field, Moss, near Wrexham. April 11th, at St. John's, Chester, by the Rev. H. Hughes, Birkenhead, Mr. Edward Wheldon to Miss Lewis, 79, High-street—both of Mold. DEATHS. April 11th, aged 69, at Pentre Cottage, Chirk, Mr. John Cracknell Bayles. April 3rd, at Bryn Estyn, Rhyl, Emma Atcherley, eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr. Sergeant Atcherley, of Marton Hall, Shropshire, and of Cymmau, Flintshire. April 4th, aged 21, at Old Castle, Bettws, Richard, fourth son of Mr. Richard Morris. April 13th, at Coed-y-Glyn, Wrexham, Mr. Peter Walker, of Auchenflower, Ayrshire. April 5th, suddenly, aged 59, Mr. Thomas Edwards, Fachlwyd.uchaf, Gyffylliog, near Ruthin. April 13th, aged 74, Mr. Robert Roberts, potter, Henllan-street, Denbigh.
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DENBIGH. IMPROVEMENTs.-The work of improving the entrance to the Butter Market is going on in earnest, and will no doubt be a boon to the general public. Also the widening of Red-lane is proceeding rapidly and will be completed in a month or two. This improvement was very much needed, owing to the great traffic that has of late years extended to this part of the town. A LECTURE, in Welsh, entitled John Bunyan," ^as delivered by the Rev. T. Nicholson, pastor, at Swan-lane Independent Chapel, on Thursday week, In connection with this denomination's literary society. SERVICES. -The Rev. William Roberts, of Abergele, the earnest revivalist, continues to conduct revival meetings here. VESTRY MEETING.—The old churchwardens Were re-elected, and the accounts were shown to be In a satisfactory state. APPOINTMENT.—Dr. Ll.'F. Cox, medical officer at the Wiltshire Asylum, has been elected to fill the same office at the North Wales Lunatic Asylum. There were 32 applicants for this vacancy caused Dr. Williams resigning owing to ill-health. Dr. Lox fluently speaks the Welsh language. A GRAND BAZAAR took place at the Town Hall Thursday and Friday last, in aid of the Volunteer Fund, and to build a Drill Shed for the Same. The following ladies undertook to hold stalls :—The Mayoress, Mrs. Harrison Jones; Mrs. lownshendMainwaring, Galltf aenan Mrs.Mostyn, oegrwyd Miss Tumour Mrs. Burton, Gwaenynog; ■^rs. Parry-Jones, Plas Clough Mrs. Gold Edwards, and Mrs. Lloyd Williams. The Volunteer Band Were in attendance. The movement turned out a complete success, the proceeds being about £ 300. DASTARDLY ASSAULT ON A F ARMER.-At the jfcarket,- here, on Wednesday, a fracas took place between Mr. Thos. Wheeler, Coediog, near this town, and Mr. Wood, Pant Ivan, near Holywell, both being well-to-do farmers. Mr. Wood, it seems, as a Provocation touched Mr. Wheeler on the back with •8 stick, when Mr. Wheeler suddenly turned and J^Pped Mr. Wood (who is-an old and lame man) throwing him down violently on the pavement causing a fearful gash on the forehead. j"-e. bled profusely and was thought for some time be fatally injured. Medical aid was at once procured, and he was carried to the Talbot Hotel, and promptly attended to by Dr. Griffith Roberts. Alter his wounds were dressed, he gradually Recovered consciousness, and was taken home in a rap supported by pillows. His condition is, however, considered precarious.
BETTWS-Y-COED. THE BICYCLE TOURING CLUB.-The first North Hales Bicycle Touring Club meet was held at ■oettws-y-coed on Easter Monday. The weather Was glorious, and attracted large numbers of ^lsitors. Circulars were issued to all clubs in ■North Wales and adjoining counties by Mr. J. Astrup Cariss (Liverpool) on behalf of the District Council of the Bicycle Touring Club, and in ^spouse to this circular there was a good meet. Amongst the towns represented were Liverpool (and district), Birkenhead, Nottingham, Ashton- Under-Lyne, Festiniog, Ruthin, Mold, Wrexham, pbyl, St. Asaph, Denbigh, Llanrwst, Portmadoc, ^orwen, Chester, Llandudno, Nevin, Penrhyn- Qeudraeth, Cefn-y-bedd, Carnarvon, &c. The Ineet took place opposite the Waterloo Hotel, and the procession was formed in single and double line. There were some fine machines and expert bicyclists present. The largest machine, Af was ridden by Mr. Whitty, Liverpool. After the procession, a meeting was held, Mr. ■Gutter (Liverpool) presiding, to discuss several Blatters of interest to bicyclists. Mr. Laurence Fletcher (Liverpool) reported that the member- ship had increased considerably of late, and there Were in the district 67 consuls, 62 hotel quarters, and 62 repairers. All present were unanimous in agreeing that the name of the club should be Ranged from the Bicycle Touring Club to the Cyclists' Touring Club, so as to include tricyclists.
BANGOR. THE LATE BURGLARY.—At Thursday's Bangor police Court, before Colonel Williams, Roderick Roberts and John Ellis, two youths from Kyffin- square, were charged with breaking into the Anglesey Arms on the night of March 24th, and stealing £18 5s., the property of John Griffiths, the landlord. Miss Griffiths left the house locked at eleven o'clock, and went to Upper Bangor to sleep. About midnight the two prisoners were Seen near the house by OweD Jones, a lamplighter, about an hour later they were met near the -tenrhyn Arms by Thomas Davies, a foreman WIth the local board. At ten o'clock they turned at Aber railway station, and asked Morris ^ones, the signalman on duty, to stop the next through train to Liverpool, offering him a shilling. J-hey represented that they had crossed the fountain from Roewen, and booked to Liverpool "J the six o'clock train. They were next heard Of at Conway, where they purchased new clothes ^t London House, going thence to the Farmers' Arms, at Towyn, where they hired a trap to Llandudno. At Towyn they spent money freely, and represented to Rowland Jones, a painter, who knew Ellis, that they had come by steamer to Penmaenmawr. They were later in the day at the Imperial Hotel, Colwyn Bay, where they showed plenty of gold, Ellis asking Mr. Hughes, the landlord, to give him a 15 note in exchange j°r gold. At five o'clock the same day they took l°dgings at the Holyhead Tavern, Union-street, l-Averpool, stating they were sailors fresh from ? Voyage, and spent money freely. Roberts, on having the following Monday, gave Mary ^dwards, the servant, £ 4 to keep, and Ellis gave •^iss Rogers £ 2 with the same object, but both subsequently got the money back. On March 4th, Police-constable Thomas Jones (35), who Bad seen the prisoners at Bangor railway station at midnight on the day of the burglary, apprehended Rowlands in Seagrave-street, j^verpool, and, in reply to the charge, he said, I will confess the whole honestly before the lUagistrates." On the following day, the same officer apprehended Ellis at Talycafn. When aking them to Carnarvon on the remand, Roberts to Ellis "We might as well confess every- hing. J have confessed everything." Ellis said Would be lighter if they did so, and the two hen admitted having got into the house by the ack door and taken the money, none of which was recovered. Both were committed for trial at the assizes.
MACHYNLLETH. SALE OF rpopERTY.—The Morben Mawr pro- S^ty, near this town, was put up for sale on > ednesday at the Lion Hotel. Mr. Geo. Smith, Aberystwyth, was the auctioneer. There were ?Qly two bona fide bidders, and the property was hocked down to Mr. Bonsall for £ 4150. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The Baptist connexion eld their anniversary services on Thursday even- week and throughout the following day at the °wn Hall. The congregations in the evenings ere very large, and some eloquent and touching cl errnoos were preached and listened to with Profound attention. J -TIGHT LACING.—A controversy is going on in a Y^Qd°n contemporary relative to small waists." _Ye should like to hear the experience of those ictims to this fashionable torturement who are ten to be seen in the streets of Machynlleth. wonder if they can eat a respectable meal; hether they know the meaning of dyspepsia whether, in case of relinquishing their .Paster-hood, they expect to be the mothers of ^ealthy children. In a sensible letter, a lady ist remarks:—"The thorough-bred woman does make herself conspicuous in dress or t-anuer, and her good sense and taste are instinc- Vely recognised by the real artist in all she i ears and surrounds herself with, whether folio w- § with a moderate obedience the fashion of the ay or otherwise. Such women—unlike the sister- °°d of smaller growth, who would do anything to ]L out important, and appreciate no difference •awiW^en fatne and notoriety—need not ber so low d incentive as the attraction and enchantment 'Ben fco guide them in their choice of costume, Qt toate iu wearing it."—Correspondent
GARTH. UNWELCOME NEWS.—It is announced that a public-house is to be opened in this neighbour- hood soon, which is much against the wish of the inhabitants generally.
NORTH WALES COUNTIES ASSIZES. Mr. Justice Chitty presided on Wednesday at these assizes, having previously attended St. Peter's Church, Denbigh, where the assize sermon was preached by the Sheriff's Chaplain, the Rev. T. J. Hughes, rector of Llanbedr. The cases for trial were-Montgomery shire, 1; Denbighshire, 2 Flint- shire, 1 Carnarvonshire, 5 and Merionethshire, 1. There were no cases from Anglesea. There was rather a small attendance of grand jurors, of whom the Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire was foreman. His Lordship remarked that considering that the assizes were for six counties, the calendar was remarkably light, Anglesea having the honour of no prisoners. Flint, Montgomery, and Merioneth being next with one each, whilst Carnarvon with five had much the larger population. The cases of manslaughter (three) were very much mixed up with drunkenness, and hence the use of the knife. One case was a little remarkable, being that of a Russian, who would, no doubt, receive justice at their hands just as if he were a Welshman or Englishman. ROBBERY AT LLANGEDWIN. James Thomas, farm labourer, Llangedwin, for stealing a sovereign from John Hughes, was sen- tenced to nine months' imprisonment. BURGLARY AT BANGOR. John Ellis, aged 17, and Roderick Roberts, aged 19, for breaking into the Anglesea Arms, Bangor, and stealing £ 13 15s., were sent to jail for twelve months with hard labour. ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER AT LLANDRILLO. Harriet Roberts, shopkeeper, Llandrillo, was charged with killing, by starving, the illegitimate child of her daughter, Jane Roberts. Mr. Higgins prosecuted, and Mr. Colt Williams defended. After hearing the evidence for the prosecution, the Judge stopped the case, and said there was not sufficient evidence to go to the jury on the charge of man- slaughter. The prisoner was, therefore, discharged.
THE HATTOM-GARDEN ROBBERY. ARRESTS IN BERLIN. Edward Smith and two accomplices were arrested on Tuesday at the Eastern railway station, Berlin, on a charge of being connected with the robbery from the Hatton-garden Post- office. The prisoners, who were on the point of starting for St. Petersburg, offered a violent resistance to their captors. Upwards of £ 3000 worth of gold watches, diamonds, and other articles of value were found on them, and the greatest part of their luggage, which had already been forwarded, had been stopped by telegraph.
FIRING AT THE IRISH MAIL. NARROW ESCAPE OF MR. SHAW, M.P. On Wednesday afternoon, intelligence was received at Chester, on the arrival of the 1.45 p.m. mail from Holyhead, that when the train was passing Aber it was fired at, and the bullet passed through the windows of a first-class compartment, in which Mr. Shaw, M.P. for Cork, was seated. The hon. gentleman's escape was indeed miraculous. At present the occurrence is full of mystery. If it were that the would-be assassin meant the bullet for the hon. gentleman, the rapidity of the train would have prevented him selecting the right compartment at which to aim, and the assumption is that the bullet was recklessly fired.
PARLIAMENT. The House of Commons re-assembled on Monday after the Easter recess. The Birkenhead Borough Bill was read a third time. The Army (Annual) Bill passed through committee. On the motion for going into Committee of Supply, Mr. Gorst moved an address praying her Majesty to release Cetewayo from captivity. Mr. Gladstone opposed the motion, on the ground that it was premature, and would be mischievous in its effects. He said the Government had instructed Sir Henry Bulwer to institute an inquiry as early as possible into the whole question of the condition and government of Zululand, and the question raised by this motion would not be ripe for decision till the Ministry and the House had the results of this inquiry before them. .Being satisfied with the statement of the Premier, Mr. Gorst withdrew his motion. Subsequently, Mr. Dixon-Hartland also withdrew a motion which he had submitted for a Select Committee on the best means to insure proper exits from theatres and music halls in the event of fire. The House then went into Committee of Supply on the Army Estimates. ■fn the House of Commons on Tuesday, Mr. Shiel took the oath and his seat for Meath. Sir Eardley Wilmot, referring to the murder of Mrs. Smythe and similar outrages, asked if the Govern- ment had had under consideration during the recess any measure for vindicating the law in Ireland. Mr. Gladstone replied o that it was impossible to make a statement then as to any future legislation, but the Government would endeavour to do the best in its power within the limits of the existing law to restore order in Ireland. Replying to a further question, Mr. Gladstone said the Government would do nothing directly or indirectly to commit itself to any expense in connection with the Channel Tunnel without the sanction of Parliament. The Attorney-General stated, in reply to Mr. Lewis, that he could not name a day for taking the second reading of the Corrupt Practices Bill. Sir II. D. Wolff submitted a motion with regard to the alleged mission of Mr. Errington to 11 the Vatican, but, after a very explicit statement by the Premier on the subject, he withdrew it. Sir J. M'Kenna then called attention to the unequal incidence of imperial taxation in Ireland, but whilst he was speaking the House was counted out.
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HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. From Glasgow is recorded the death of the Strathavon "fasting girl." A heavy snowstorm passed over the north of Scotland on Monday morning. The Grampian Hills are covered a foot deep. An evidence of enterprise in Bethesda is that arrangements are in progress to light the town electrically instead of by gas. A correspondent at Chirk states that on Sunday last he saw six swallows in the meadows near the viaduct. This is much earlier than usual. A ewe, the property of Mr. Instone of Llyssin Farm, Llanerfyl, brought four strong healthy tup lambs. They are all alive and doing well. The bulk of the steel rails for the Hull and Barnsley Railway will be made at Essen, Herr Krupp having underquoted the English tenders. It is believed that the net proceeds of the recent bazaar at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, in aid of the Lancashire Independent College, will exceed £ 3000. Mr. Bradlaugh spoke at Hull on Monday night, and said if ever Northampton rejected him he would knock at the door of every vacant con- stituency. The English Presbyterian Synod opens on Mon- day next in Regent-square Chapel, London. The Rev. W. M'Caw, of Manchester, will be the new moderator. Further anti-Jewish riots of a serious character are reported from Russia, but it is stated that the authorities are taking active measures to prevent them from spreading, An anonymous letter has been received by the colonel of the 2nd Life Guards, at the cavalry bar- racks, Windsor, threatening to blow up the barracks. Every precaution has been taken. The President of the Board of Trade has received a memorial from Association Chamber of Commerce in favour of emancipating the canal traffic from the control of the railway companies. The American House of Representatives has passed, by 201 votes against 37, the new Chinese Exclusion Bill, suspending immigration into the United States for a period of ten years. The marriage of the Duke of Westminster to his daughter's sister-in-law, whereby he makes that daughter his legal sister and becomes uncle to his grand-children, takes place in August. The Temple Opera House at Bolton was destroyed by fire shortly after midnight on Saturday. The fire was discovered about an hour after the close of the performance. Its origin is not known. At Berwick on Friday Lieutenant Turner, King's Borderers, was remanded on a charge of stealing a portmanteau and a travelling trunk, the property of Mr. Robert Weddell, a local solicitor. A labourer, named George Sanderson, aged 50, suffering six months' imprisonment in Durham Jail for an assault on a little girl, was found hanging quite dead in his cell on Friday morning. At Oswestry on Saturday morning, while the inmates of a house were from home, some one effected an entry and decamped with two handsome silk dresses. The police are investigating the matter. Branches of the Blue Ribbon Army have been formed at Bagillt and Holywell, and are being extensively patronised. At the latter place no less than 50 persons signed the pledge at one meeting. From Vienna it is stated that a new plot against the life of the Czar has been discovered at Moscow. The object of the conspirators appears to blow up the cathedral during the celebration of the coronation services. In accordance with the wish of the American President, the Home Secretary has extended the respite granted to Lamson to the 28th instant, to give time for the consideration of certain documents which have arrived by mail steamer. At the Mansion House, London, on Friday, the Marquis of Huntly appeared to answer a charge of obtaining £ 5000 by-false pretences from the Standard Bank of London. After the taking of some evidence, the case was adjourned. The Foreign Office has issued a return showing that there are in the service of the Egyptian 11 y Government 295 English, 338 Italians, 320 French, 106 Austrians, and 103 Greeks. The salaries paid to foreigners amount to £ 373,701 per annum. An Irish labourer has performed the perilous feat of riding from Holyhead to Chester by clinging to the axle beneath the break-van of an express train. For his daring, he has been fined 20s. and costs by the Chester magistrates. At the Little Dean Police Court, Gloucester, on Thursday, Mr. Herbert Crawshaw, master of the Newnham harriers, was fined £ 5 for keeping thirty- six hounds without a licence, £ 20 for keeping male servants without paying duty, and a similar sum for not having a carriage licence. The whole of the district of Furness, including Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness, and Ulver- ston, with outlying villages, has been suffering from a severe attack of measles, in which many deaths have resulted. The epidemic has now considerably abated. A colliery explosion, unhappily involving the loss of several lives, took place on Tuesday morning in Black Horse Colliery, at Tudhoe, in the Durham coalfield. Late at night the exploring parties were recovering the bodies. The mines in the seam are unusually fiery. On Tuesday, a runaway engine on the line from Maryport to Cockermouth ran into a train at the latter station, but in consequence of a telegram from an intermediate station the passengers had alighted a moment before, and thus averted a serious catastrophe. Sheep dog trials will take place, under the direc- tion of the Collie Club, at Alexandra Park, on June 15th and 16th next. One hundred Welsh mountain sheep will be specially selected for the trials, and valuable prizes will be offered for competition among shepherds and Collie owners generally. Some of the best dogs from Wales are expected to compete. The returns of emigration to several parts of the world by vessels leaving Liverpool during the month ending March 31st show that in 83 ships 20,410 souls had left the port, of whom 8181 were English, 162 Scotch, 2025 Irish, 9822 foreigners, and 220 cabin passengers whose nationality is not given. Mr. Bradlaugh told a meeting, held at Hanley; on Sunday, that the attempt to make him a bankrupt had resulted in a committee formed at Philadelphia inviting him to deliver a course of lectures in America during the next autumn, for which he would be paid £ 2000 in advance. He I declined the offer because he would not undertake any fresh engagement till he had fought his battle with Parliament. The man who on a recent occasion invaded a dinner party of the Premier's at Hawarden, and since then smashed a jeweller's window and stole a ring in Birmingham, and was found in possession of a series of extraordinary letters to eminent public men, was on Friday sent to prison for four months at Birmingham, the prison surgeon not having found in him any trace of insanity. Prince Leopold will marry the Princess Helene on the 27th. Her Majesty's invitations have all been issued, and the final arrangements have been made. It is, by the way, strange that when last there was State merry-making at the Castle of Windsor Mr. Gladstone's name was strangely omitted from the list of those whom his Sovereign delighteth to honour while on the 27th he will be present, not as the guest whom courtesy has called to his Sovereign's side, but as her chief adviser-.the real ruler of England.
THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE.—The men in the lighthouse service are subject to this wholesome disciplinary system, and frequent supervision by the authorities from head-quarters, or the local officials, keeps them, says the Nautical Magazine, watchful and careful. So completely is the practice of inspection carried out that it is not uncommon for official visits to be paid to the light- houses on shore at midnight, the officials obtaining admittance by a master key or from the steam vessels of the authorities cruising about at night the appearance of the lights from rock lighthouses is carefully noted, and, when possible, a boat is sent off with an official who lauds on the rocks and inspects the establishment. Moreover, the coast- guard all around the coast are instructed to report any falling off or extinction of the lights within their sight, besides which the masters of passing vessels are on the look-out and seldom fail to report any apparent negligence in regard I to them.