TREGEIRIOG. CONGREGATIONAL SINGING.-On Thursday, June 1st, the Ceiriog Valley Musical Union held its annual cymmanfa at this place, under the leader- ship of Mr. John Thomas, of Llanwrtyd. The union, as is generally known, embraces Llywarch, Llanarmon, Rhiwlas, Llwvnmawr, Glyn, Nanthir, and Tregeiriog hamlets. The conductor of the first meeting was Mr. John Jones, Manchester, and the tunes, &c., sung thereat were—' Michael,' Gwrecsam,' 'Dinbych,' 'Stamford,' 'Gruddfanau yr Ardd,' 'Llywarch,' Psalm-tune No. 1, and the anthem Y cyfiawn drig yn y nef.' The second meeting was presided over by Mr. Richard Morris, Llanarmon, and the following were sung:- Melcombe, Gwahoddiad,' Grafenberg,' 'Llan- goedmor," Jersey,' 'Denton's Green,' Psalm-tune No. 46, and the anthems Mor lluosog yw dy weithredoedd, 0 Arglwydd' and 'Abydd arwydd- ion.' Timely and most appropriate addresses were given by the presidents and the leader, and also by Mr. Hugh Davies (Pencerdd Maelor), Garth, Mr. H. Williams, Hafodygareg, and Mr. E. LI. Jones, from the establishment of Messrs. Hughes, publishers, of Wrexham. It is our belief that the cymmanfa this year has been a remarkably good one, and we confidently trust that its bene- ficial effects may long be seen and felt.—S.O. RUTHIN. PETTY SESSIONS, Monday, June 5th.-Before Rev. B. 0. Jones and Dr. Jenkins. Inspector Humphreys charged John Price, Wm. Goodwin, and Michael Hussin, with allowing their donkeys to stray on the highway. The three cases Were dismissed on defendants paying costs.-P.C. Roberts, Llanarmon, charged John Hughes, Thomas Roberts, Samuel Francis, and Abraham Jones, with being drunk and disorderly at Llanarmon on Whit- Monday. Fined 2s. each, and costs.-P.C. Owen, Denbigh, charged Chas. Sargeant, coachman, with being drunk and riotous at the races last Friday. Dismissed on paying costs.—P.O. Roberts charged Edward Evans with permitting drunkenness at his public house. Fined £ 5, and costs.—John Hardy, gamekeeper, summoned Richard Davies for game trespass. Fined 5s., and costs.
THE WEATHER AND THE CORN TRADE. The Marlc-lane Express says-" Down to Friday m the past week the weather was characterised by. scorching suns during the day, with harsh, boisterous, withering easterly winds and frosty mghts. Under such circumstances it is not surprising that wheats should have made scarcely Perceptible progress. The plant seems to lose bulk rather than gain it, and gets more staring, spindling, and foxy in appearance day by day; and unless some marvellous improvement should be effected during the next fortnight, the wheat crop must apparently be very much smaller than it looked likely to be at the end of March. All the other crops want rain and warmer nights. On Friday a very favourable change in the weather occurred, but yesterday the wind was again colder, and this morning there is drizzling rain at intervals, with a cool south-west wind. Trade for English wheats both in London and the provinces has maintained its holiday character generally speaking, and must be written Is. lower than during the previous week. Flour, too, has been irregularly cheaper, and the trade closed dull and weaker. English red wheats are now 'Worth quite as much as white samples. Other descriptions of native produce are unchanged in yalue. The trade for foreign wheats off stands In London has been quite of a retail character since the holidays."
DYN T FFORDD. IJVrth weled Mr. J. Davies (Iago Min-yr-fflgion), Trefor, yn gweithio, rhedodd yr isod allan.2 UN gwych ydyw Iago am drwsio y ffordd; Mae 'n feistr y morthwyl, a meistr yr ordd; Mae 'n feistr y ferfa, a meistr y rhaw; Mao 'n feistr y ceryg, a meistr y baw Ac os bydd y gwrychoedd yn myn'd yn ddilun, Gall wneuthur y rhai'ny yn daclus bob un;- Ond gormod o lawer yw district y dyn. —Creigvryn.
THE NATIVE LAND. CELESTIAL light, my native land so fair, ~iright with a beauty that shall not decay,— ■Home of the blest, that none can take away; Approach, my soul, the truly great are there, Resting at length all undisturbed and holy, gasping no longer for life's feeble breath rjijut in deep adoration, pure and lowly, before the great white throne, they pity Death y land elysian! wandering trom thy haven, jar from thy shores, a stranger here at most; £ I life mine eyes, and weep for thee, ~,h?u lovely land, thou beautiful bright heaven ^hither my hopes lie,—if banished, I am lost cut faith, with undimmed sight, directs my soul to thee. ■Llangollen, Jan., 18S2. —Gwynedd.
CRICKET. FIXTURES. 17th, Llangollen v. Ruyton, at Llangollen. 10th, Llangollen v. Cymmau Wanderers, at Llangollen. July 1st, Llangollen v. Whitington at Whitington. [( 8tli, Llangollen v. Wynn stay at Llangollen (J 15th, Llangollen v. Wrexham, at Llangollen. 22nd, Llangollen v. Oswestry, at Llangollen. £ • 7th, Llangollen v. Bootle, at Llangollen. (( 12th, Whitington v. Whitington at Llangollen. ,14th, Llangollen v. Sefton, at Llangollen. (( 16th, Llangollen v. Stanley, at Llangollen. 26th, Llangollen v. Cymmau Wanderers, at <2 Llan^olleo. 2nd. Llangollen v. Wrexham, at Wrexham. (( 9th, Llangollen v. Oswestry, a! 0 wes.ry 26fch, Llangollen v. Ruyton, at Ruyton.
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DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS REVIEW, COMPETITIONS. On Friday, the annual review of the Denbigh- shire Yeomanry Cavalry (Hussars) took place, in Ruthin, in the presence of several thousand spectators. Colonel Thessiger was the reviewing officer, and the regiment passed a very creditable inspection, though the numbers were considerably less than usual. Colonel Leyland has been unavoidably absent through the death of his mother, and, Major Barnes being out of England the regiment has been commanded by Major A. Mesham. The badge of honour and money prizes for the best turned out, cleanest, and best drilled troop was awarded by Colonel Thessiger p 11 to the Ruthin troop. The competitions in sword exercise amongst sixteen picked men of the regiment resulted thus :-lst, silver cup given by Colonel Leyland, won by Sergeant' Williams, Llangollen, for the fourth year in succession 2, silver cup given by Major Barnes, Private Edward Evans, Llangollen—the men being highly eulogised by Major Mesham for their work. The troop prizes for sword exercise were won as follows:—Llangollen troop: 1, Sergeant J. Williams; 2, Sergeant J. Richards; 3, Private Edward Williams. Wrexham troop 1, Private Macdonald; 2, Private T. Forester; 3, Sergeant Forester. Ruthin troop: 1, Corporal W. Williams; 2, Corporal R. D. Jones; 3, Sergeant R. G. Jones. Denbigh troop: 1, Private T. A. Johnson 2, Sergeant D. Williams 3, Corporal E. Jones. For the cleanest and best turned out man and horse, the four prizes given by Colonel and Mrs. Leyland were awarded thus: 1, Sergeant Lloyd Williams, Llangollen; 2, Private Williams, Denbigh; 3, Private Richards, Llangollen; 4, Private David Williams, Ruthin. Colonel Thessiger was the adjudicator. Col. Thessiger, addressing the men, said he was glad to meet Major Mesham, the officers, and men of the Denbighshire Hussars, while the absence of Colonel Leyland from the review and drill caused them all pain, and ..especially the cause of it, as that officer was much attached to the regiment, and took great pride in it. He (Colonel Thessiger) had the satisfaction of seeing them progressing, although numerically weaker this year than last. He found a great many sick horses in the stables. This was caused by neglect. When horses came in hot and tired they should be carefully attended to. The man who looked after his own horse was the best soldier. Cavalry soldiers owed their first duty to their horses, the second to their arms, and last to themselves. Some men were specially clean, but when he examined their arms he found them not clean; the soldiers whose arms were dirty was useless. He had called out one particularly smart man, and found that his whole kit was most clean he was only a recruit, but he attended to his horse and arms himself; an example worthy of imitation. The Ruthin troop was very hard run by the Llangollen. They had a fair lot of horses, better than four years ago, though still too many cart horses, which were not good for the Welsh hills. He then went on to speak of the manoeuvres; the marching in single file being very good. He was glad to find some good shots. The Wrexham troop gave attention to shooting, and Corporal Forester was the best. He congratulated Sergeant Williams on winning the cup. The officers offered prizes to induce good drilling. He was glad to meet them, and should have pleasure in reporting their efficiency to the Commander-in-Chief. THE RACES In connection with the above took place on Friday, before about 2000 spectators on the Race- course, Ruthin. The first stakes were Contested for soon after 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Unfortunately for pleasure-seekers, rain came down heavily for some time. The clouds were very threatening all day. The rain did not in the least interfere with the races being run, 2 or 3 smart runnings being witnessed with exciting finishes. Stewards, Major Mesham, Capt. Buddicom, Lieut. Williams, and Lieut. Blezard. Clerk of the scales, Mr. W. Morris. Clerk of the course. Q.-M. Lovatt. Judge, Lieut. Parry. Starter, Lieut. Mellor.-A Troop Stakes. For a purse of £ 3 second horse, half the entries. 1st, Private William Hughes's Polly'; 2nd, Private David Roberta's No Go'.— Veteran Stakes. For a purse of £ 5 2nd horse, half the entries.-B Troop Stakes. For a purse of £ 3 second horse half the entries. 1st, Private John Owens's'Jenny Lind'; 2nd, Private Cheetham's 'Lennot.Regiiim)ttal Cup. Private Belliss's Barbarossa'; 2nd, Private Cheetham's I Lonnot'C. Troop Stakes. For a purse of £ 3 second horse half the entries. 1st, Corporal Williams's'Our Mary Ann'; 2nd, Sergt. Gardner's 'Lady Young 'Colonel's Cup of zelo. lstprize, £ 4; 2nd, £ 3; 3rd, A2; 4th, £ 1; distance half a mile. 1st, Q.-M. M. Roberts's Lucy;' 2nd, Corporal Barratt's 'Cock Robin'; 3rd, Vet. Sur. Morris's; 4th, Private Johnson's I Black Peter'.—D. Troop Stakes. For a purse of £ 3 second horse half the entries. 1st, Private Williams's; 2nd, Private Graton's 'Little Wonder'lorvn Plate of 10s. each, with £ 10 added; second horse to receive 2 guineas out of the stakes. Distance, 1 mile and a half. Catch weight, 12 st. 1st. Private Belliss's' Barbarossa'; 2nd, Private J. H. Williams's 'Lady Alice. Officer's Challenge Cup, value 40 guineas, to be taken by the officer who wins it 3 times. None but Commissioned Officers allowed to compete. Distance, 1 mile over hurdles. 1 st, Lieut. Bates's bay mare by Sir Wallace'; 2nd, Lieut. Williams's Challenge Mare by 'Revolver'; 3rd, Lieut. Parry's Patrician' A Ladies' Purse: An open hurdle race of 10s. each, with £10 added; second horse to get 2 guineas out of the stakes. Distance, 2 miles. Weight. 12 st. 1st, Corporal Barratts's bay mare Old Fashion'; 2nd, Private Belliss's Mortimer'.
NORTH WALES WESLEYAN DISTRICT MEETING. On Sunday, June 4th, the Wesleyan District Meeting of North Wales was commenced at Portmadoc. All the pulpits of the neighbourhood were occupied by new ministers. At Ebenezer, Portmadoc, sermons were delivered by the fol- lowing rev. gentlemenS. Davies (chairman of the district), Baugor John Rowlands, Caerwys; and R. Jones, Mold. On Monday, at 7 p.m., at Ebenezer, Revs. J. W. Greeves, London, and O. Williams, Liverpool, preached (the former in English). At the Congregational Memorial Chapel, at the same time, sermons were delivered by the Revs. H. Owen, Rhos, and R. LI. Jones, Bethesda. On Tuesday, at 6 30 a.m., at Ebenezer, a sermon was preached by the Rev. J. P. Roberts, Llandudno. At 9 a.m., the ordinary business was opened, under the presidency of the Rev. S. Davies, Bangor. The total number of Wesleyans in North Wales at present is about 12,000. Only one minister had died in the district during the year-the much-respected and esteemed Rev. R. Pritchard, a composer of several popular Welsh theological works. At the English Wesleyan chapel the examination of candidates for the ministry was held, the Revs. O. LI. Davies and O. Williams, Liverpool; R. Jones, Bagillt; and W. Evans, Towyn, being the examiners. The following candidates were approved of :-Messrs. John Price, Llanddulas; D. Jones, Brymbo; J. Hughes, Widnes John Rowlands, Caerwys, and O. Evans, Meifod. At Ebenezer, at 7 p.m., sermons were delivered by the Revs. T. Jones Humphreys, Tregarth, and Ph. Williams, Holy- head at the Memorial Chapel, by the Revs. J. Griffiths, Aberystwyth, and R. Jones, Bagillt; and on Wednesday morning, at 6 30 a.m., at Ebenezer, by the Rev. O. M. Jones, of Llanberis. At 7 p.m., at the Tabernacle (C.M.), the Rev. J. Hughes, Carnarvon, preached a temperance ser- mon. The pulpits of the neighbouring places were also occupied each evening by renowned ministers. The sermons were evangelical and delivered with power. Some 150 ministers, besides laymen, were said to be present, the visitors b 'ing the Revs. J. W. Greeves and John Evans (Eglwysbach), London; E. H. Tindal] aud E. Humphreys, Manchester and J. Griffiths, Aberystwyth. Yesterday (Thursday) was the great preaching day.
WAYSIDE SCRIBBLINGS. Egypt is the question of the day and the great problem of the times. To some it is a very small, even insignificant affair-something like asking who will go there and give Arabi Pascha a box in the ear, and then to quietly tell him to go into honourable exile. To others it is Egypt plus what will follow. It is not so much Egypt as all Europe. Who shall or shall not reign in Egypt, whether Tewfik or Arabi, is a question about which European statesmen will trouble themselves but little. England and France could well afford to laugh at Arabi and his little army, and also at his master on his tottering throne. They could soon snuff Arabi and his gang, and carve Turkey for a jolly old supper, but somebody else will have a word or two about this carving business. It would be a pitiful thing indeed if the influence r of England and France in Egypt were measured < by the resistance of such men as Arabi Pascha. ] To think that England held sway in Egypt only 1 until Arabi Pascha was tired of it is something ] more deserving of the dark, yes the darkest, ages j than any other time in the history of the world. It is the question of the Great Powers to keep 1 inviolable the concert of Europe, and the question ] of the Sultan to break it. It is for the benefit of the great statesmen to keep friendly, and for the Sultan to make them hostile to each other if he can possibly do it. They say the Sultan backs I Arabi up undoubtedly he does. All he can do 1 is to prolong the hour of the inevitable. The concert of Europe, unless broken, must sooner or later wipe off the government of the Grand Turk. i They say England ought to be able to nip this Egyptian rebellion in the bud that in one sense s could have been done very easily, but it must be i done carefully lest by extinguishing this rebellion in Egypt you kindle all Europe. A Russian general some time ago spoke some few words in 1 Paris; in an hour or two afterwards all Germany ] was ablaze, and if the Czar was as ready for a -j fight as the Kaisar seemed to be the long-expected j war would have commenced. That all the Great 1 Powers expect such a war is evident by the 1 universal arming which has been going on for 1 some time. They say that will be the great war < of history, such as never was before nor ever will ] be hereafter. It will change the moral character i of the whole world. That war will break the j gordian knot. After that war the world will < breathe freer than ever. All the Powers are 1 ready for war, but more ready to divide the spoil, i It is said German officers are in Turkey training the Turkish army. Bismark loves the sick man 1 of Europe so much as to send his best officers i there to train his army for him. They will train ] the army a little undoubtedly, but they will train j themselves a good deal more. They can train the j army as a matter of course, but that does not stop i them from doing a little business quietly and secretly for their beloved chancellor. Turkey has been upheld by England, and a little from here 1 and there as well. It is just like fattening the Christmas turkey. When they find that the < turkey does not and, it seems, cannot get any ] fatter, then it is high time to make the necessary preparations for the roasting, the carving and the serving. < The question is not so much who will act as 1 cook, but who will act as carver, and who will 1 get the lion's share,, The Powers are eyeing each 1 other in no friendly mood. Friendship is pre- ] tended, but it is not genuine. They say this thing or that thing is done to show what good feeling exists between the different countries.. But, in plain truth, such is not the case, neither do those who speak of it believe one word of ] what they say..It is not so much, who will as ] who will have to. The Powers do not arm of their own free will, but because they are com- pelled to so with the coming war it will not be so much a war for plunder as for very existence. Will the crisis in Egypt afford a sufficient excuse ? Who can be pushed to fire the first shot? and who thereby compelled to fire the second? Then the others can afford to wait, and be there just in time to dictate the division of the spoil. This is the great question. War in itself is ugly, but the glory, if glory there be, is in the dividing of the spoil. He is considered conqueror who divides the spoil, and not he who does the work. A conference has been called,-a conference is a small affair when stern necessity bids you to go on. The inevitable possibly can be delayed, but can never be stopped. No wonder that great men are moving cautiously. Future events cast their shadows before them." It is not so much who has the best army and navy, but who has the wisest statesmen. The best army and navy are forces that will wear out. As true as there is a time when the first shot shall be fired, so true is it that there is a time when the last shot must be fired. An army and a navy are a power on the throne, but there must be a power behind the throne as well. The army and navy are powers to be used for a desired end. Then every force, be it ever so large, must be judiciously used, if the desired end is to be gained. It would be a very easy thing to commence the war which all nations seem to dread. A fool can commence it, and in fact a fool only will, but it will take the wisest, coolest, most experienced statesman to so arrange matters as to sacrifice the least and gain the most. England and France would not take the trouble to call together a conference of the Powers of Europe, unless those countries were conscious that it is a question in the settling of which all Europe will have its say. If England wishes to be heard in the councils of Europe, time must be taken in the settlement of the affairs of Egypt. England has two forces, the moral power of intellect and principle, and the physical force of her vast army and powerful navy. But, to succeed, it must be borne in mind that the intellectual and moral powers must be greater and must govern the physical force. Ireland and its government is a great problem for England, but Egypt for all Europe. England then has plenty to do at home and also abroad and if fair play is given, Gladstone will prove himself to be the very man for the very hour. Pressed from all sides, but nevertheless his stalwart form towers above everybody and everything. The Tory papers seem to think that he is going to disinte- grate the United Kingdom, by granting home rule to Ireland at the request of a class of Irish- men least able to rule if such a thing was granted. The Kilmainham conspiracy was trumpeted far and wide, but such things do not take these days. Such things are too absurd to stop and laugh at. The Irish will,^ of course, continue to address true Irishmen in the agitating strain. As long as men can be hoodwinked under the name of patriotism, and money abounds, the agitator will strut and bawl from his brazen throat about England's tyranny or anything that will bring him money. The agitator cares nothing for Ireland, but everything for money. Give him a bag of money and a whisky bottle, and then he will yell with might and main. It would be the worst thing that could ever befell Ireland to be handed over to be governed, or, more proper, to be misgoverned, by the agitator and his deluded gang. But no such a thing will ever happen; the better class of Irishmen are against it. The agitator, when he finds it too hot in Ireland, goes to the United States, and there in a "free" country he agitates for dollars. In some out-of- the-way place he bawls and yells in the Yankee shanties, and when he is tired the hat goes round and is filled with dollars for his special benefit. Of course, the agitator says he is going to equip an army, to be conveyed over in Õ the best-built war ships, to invade England. But the agitator finds every convenience in the nearest grog-shops where the hat is emptied, and he finds out another place to agitate and another audience to be hood- winked. Garibaldi, one of the greatest men of the age, is dead. The whole world seem to feel that a great man is lost. They say that already men talk of ) monuments to his honour. Italy can honour I herself by erecting a number of monuments to the memory of its beloved son. But Garibaldi's great monument is united Italy itself. His is one of the few names destined to float down the stream of time and be always fresh and green. His name will be coupled with the names of the truly great of all ages. A lover of liberty, he was willing to bury every difference that ever arose between him and any other if he could join them to fight for liberty. He saw many a battle- field, experienced many a conflict, but those who shall live some few years are destined to see and experience a greater battlefield and a more terrible conflict than he ever saw. GLADSTONIAN.
PARLIAMENT. On the reassembling of the House of Lords, on Thursday, Earl Granville announced that, in consequence of the serious state of affairs in Egypt, her Majesty's Government, jointly with 11 that of France, had taken measures to secure the lives and property of Europeans in Alexandria. He believed there was some exaggeration in the alarm as to personal danger to Europeans, and that there was no fear whatever with regard to the maintenance of our telegraphic communications with Egypt. They had agreed to the proposal of France that a conference should be held at Con- stantinople on the basis of the maintenance of the status quo. The Marquis of Salisbury criticised the hesitating policy of the Government. In the House of Commons, Mr. Gladstone and Sir C. Dilke made statements substantially the same as Lord Granville's, and declared that the Government were undoubtedly pledged to the support of the Khedive. Some progress was made with the consideration of the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill in committee. In the House of Commons, on Friday, in reply to questions as to the Egyptian crisis. Sir Charles Dilke said that no further steps had been taken with respect to the threatened deposition of the Khedive. As to the proposal for a conference, there had been no formal acceptance of it, but there was every reason to suppose that it would be accepted by all the Powers. On going into committee on the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill, the House resumed the consideration of the amendment to omit treason and treason-felony from offences to be dealt with by the special commission. After some discussion, a proposal by Mr. Lea to insert after "treason-felony" the words committed after the passing of the act" was accepted by Sir William Harcourt and agreed to by the committee. Mr. Healy moved the addition of a provision that the section should not apply in the case of any person committed for treason in consequence of any words appearing in a newspaper published in Ireland, or of any words spoken at a public meeting in Ireland. On a division, the amendment was rejected by 61 to 26 votes. Clause one of the bill had not been got through when progress was reported. In the House of Lords, on Monday, the Marquis of Waterford, who moved for any correspondence relating to the release of Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, and O'Kelly, raised a debate on the Government's Irish policy, in which Earl Cowper, the Marquis of Salisbury, and Earl Granville, took part. As to Egyptian affairs, Earl Granville, replying to the Marquis of Salisbury, said the Sultan did not think a conference should be held, but had not refused his assent. He also stated that orders had been given that no further armaments should be placed on the earth-works thrown up at Alexandria. In the House of Commons, a batch of private local bills were read a third time and passed. In reply to questions, Sir Charles Dilke made a similar statement to that made in the Upper House by Earl Granville as to the position of affairs in Egypt. The Under Secretary for the Colonies, in reply to Mr. Gorst, gave some information as to the fighting between the Boers air<j their Caffre neighbours. Mr. Campbell Bannerman, replying to Mr. Gourley, said a corvette and a gunboat from the East India squadron were at present on the East Coast of Africa for the suppression of the slave trade. Answers having been given to a number of other questions, the House again went into committee on the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill. After a prolonged debate the committee divided on the motion that clause 1 as amended form part of the bill. The motion was carried by a majority of 188. Clause 2 was agreed to without amendment. Clause 3 was under consideration when progress was reported. In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Sir Charles Dilke, in reply to a question by Sir H. Wolff, said that all the Powers had expressed themselves favourable to a conference on Egyp- tian affairs except the Porte. The Ottoman Government did not oppose the holding of a conference, but expressed the opinion that it was unnecessary. In reply to a question by Mr. N ewdegate, Mr. Gladstone said the urgency rules were framed for dealing with what was called parliamentary obstruction, and though the debate on the Prevention of Crime Bill had proceeded to considerable length, he did not admit that cl there was anything obstructive in the discussion, and calling for the operation of the urgency rules. The House again went into committee on the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill, resuming the discussion on clause 3. On a division, the clause as amended was agreed to by 82 votes to 29. During the discussion of clause 4, the application of the epithet infernal," by Mr. O'Kelly, to a speech of Mr. Forster's, caused a scene which ended with the member for Roscommon with- drawing the word and apologising for having used it.
THE COLLIERS' STRIKE. We have already reported the practical collapse of the strike, and it was stated that the men at Plaspower, Penrhos, and Catewen Collieries had resumed on June 1st, at a reduction amounting to from 2 to 3 per cent. As a matter of fact they have gone in at the full reduction of 5 per cent. There is great distress amongst the families of the miners. On Wednesday, a ballot was taken among the Rhos colliers with the result that it was decided, by a majority of 136, to resume work at the reduction at the Hafod-y-bwch,Vauxhall, and Gardden Lodge Collieries, where operations were commenced yesterday morning. The only col- lieries now idle are Wynnstay, Blackpark, and Plaskynaston. Fifteen are working, and the men at these collieries have promised to assist in supporting the men still out on staike.
The most wholesome and nutritious of confections is far less consumed than it would be were it not for the greatly adulterated articles sold under the name of chocolate. Every cake of Chocolate bearing the name of Cadbury is guaranteed to consist solely of Pure Cocoa and white sugar, and may therefore be given to children with perfect safety. Chocolate makers by special appointment to the Queen. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.—Indigestion and Liver Complaints.—The digestion cannot be long or seriously disordered without the derangement being perceptible on the countenance. These Pills prevent both un- pleasant consequences; they improve the appetite, and with the increase of desire for food, they augment the powers of digestion and assimilation in the stomach. Holloway's Pills deal most satisfactorily with deranged or diseased conditions of the many organs engaged in extracting nou ashmen t for our bodies from our various diets—as the liver, stomach, and bowels, over all of which they exercise the most salutary control. By resorting at an early stage of this malady to these purifying and laxative Pills, the dyspeptic ia speedily restored to health and strength, ailm k*8 sallowness gradually vanishes. THE LONDON (ENGLAND) "BRITISH MAIL says: We are in receipt of the Illustrated Piano and Drgan Advertise1- of Mr. Daniel F. Beatty, of Washing- ton, New Jersey, United States of America, and can- not but express a most favourable opinion of the instruments therein described. From a personal examination of the instruments in question, we can heartily endorse the t stimonials we have re;id, and the exceedingly low prices at which they are offered III the supplemelli, and can confident y recommend the public to all transactions they may undertake to have with the honest, upright, high-minded and enterprising manufacturer." (1010)
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. Fifty vessels are said to be held fast in an ice- field off the coast of Cape Breton. The Grand Trunk Railway Station and sheds at Quebec, Canada, were burnt down on Friday. Twenty lives were lost by fire in a Swedish village, where the poorhouse was ignited by lightning. The Mansion House fund for the relief of the persecuted Jews in Russia now amounts to nearly £ 80,000. On Monday morning upwards of 7000 officers and men of battalions of militia went into camp for 28 days' training. On Monday, the season commenced at Rhyl, and was inaugurated by the first appearance of the promenade band. General Garibaldi died at Caprera, at half-past six o'clock on Friday evening. He was born at Nice on July 22nd, 1807, A favourable report of the progress of the works at Vyrnwy was given at the meeting of the Liver- pool Water Committee on Monday. A handsome carved oak lectern has been presented to Gwyddelwern church by a lady and gentleman who do not wish their names to be known. Lieutenant Luckroft, of her Majesty's ship Cormorant, has been killed in an engagement with a party of South Sea natives, near Espiritu Santo. Mr. Webster has accepted the lieutenancy of the volunteer corps in course of formation at Conway. It is not yet decided who is to have the command. Princess Louise has arrived at Quebec, where she has been received by the Marquis of Lome. Enthu- siastic crowds met to cheer her Royal Highness on her arrival. We learn that the Rev. M. O. Evans, Trefriw, has received a unanimous call from the above church to become their pastor, as successor of the Rev. T. Nicholson. The Princess of Wales on Monday unveiled, in Trinity Church, Windsor, a window memorialising the escape of her Majesty from assassination on the 2nd March last. On Saturday night as seven boys were rowing in a boat on Penrhyn river, near Plymouth, it suddenly filled and sank. One of the lads was drowned, the others narrowly escaped. The approaching Wimbledon meeting will open on the 10th July. On Monday a body of marines took up position on the common, and began to erect the necessary buildings. The first exhibition of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art will be opened on Tuesday, June 20th, in the temporary gallery of the academy, Mostyn-Street, Llandudno. A goat and carriage has, this week, for the first time possibly, been introduced into the town of Rhyl. It is, of course, intended to carry small children, The goat is evidently well trained. The abundant moisture so urgently required by the crops after the arid easterly winds and hot sun- shine of last week has fallen, and the prospects of farmers have already considerably brightened. A strike of iron and steel workers is announced from New York. It extends over a large area, and some 50,000 men are out of employment in conse- quence. The struggle will be a long one, it is expected. On Wednesday week, James Longman was found in Travalgar-square, London, foaming at the mouth and barking like a dog. He was taken to Poland- street Workhouse, and it was found that he was suffering from advanced hydrophobia. The election expenses of Mr. Sorton-Parry, the independent Liberal candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, were issued on Monday night, the total being £1841 Os. 3d. The return of Mr. Jones-Parry, M.P., was made last week at £15HJ 7s. Id. On Wednesday evening, a London waterside labourer,named Sullivan,went home intoxicated,and on his wife remonstrating with him for his condition he threw a bar of iron at her with such force as to shatter her temple bones and deprive her of life. The annual temperance sermon was preached in Westminster Abbey on Sunday night by the Dean of Bangor, in the presence of an immense congre- gation. The dean delivered an impassioned sermon on Isaiah vi., verse 5—"Thine eyes has seen the King." So you enjoyed your visit to the Zoological Gardens, did you ? inquired a young man of his adored one's little sister. Oh, yes And, do you know, we saw a camel there that screwed its mouth and eyes around awfully and sister said it looked exactly like you when you are reciting poetry at evening parties." A family of gipsies named Lee-four men and two women-were remanded at the Mold police court on Saturday, on a charge of stealing £ 84 from Mr. W. Roberts, a cattle dealer, when on his way home from Chester fair on Thursday night week. Mr. Roberts was attacked from behind, and thrown to the ground. On the charge of murdering his wife and child, Matthew Jackson was committed by the Skipton magistrates, on Saturday, for trial at the assizes. On the 25th of April the prisoner went for a walk with his wife and child, and shortly after all three were found lying in a field with their throats cut. The wife and child were dead. Meissonier's famous picture of Napoleon I. in the Campaign of Paris, measuring about ten inches by eight, was sold at Christie's, on Saturday, for 5,800 guineas-about £ 70 per square inch-to Mr. Wallis, of the French Gallery, who represented an American buyer. He was ready, if necessary, to pay no less a sum than 10,000 guineas for it. The Prince of Wales has telegraphed from Great Yarmouth to the Mayor of Leicester as follows :— Having seen in the newspaper that the man who ran up to our carriage has been imprisoned with hard labour, I sincerely hope you will remit the remainder of the sentence at my special wish, in wloich the Princess fully concurs." The man has been released. Mr. J. H. Tuke, who has recently been visiting the West of Ireland, states, in a letter to Mr. Vere Foster, that he has completed his work, having assisted the emigration of 1,060 persons, almost all in families, and chiefly from Connemara, at a cost of £ 7,000. Mr. Tuke has further sent to Mr. Foster £ 130 as a contribution from his committee to the I Female Emigration Fund, together with £ 100 from himself. Mr. Bright opened the new Central Free Library Buildings at Birmingham on Thursday week. These have been built to replace those destroyed by fire some years ago. In his inaugural address the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan- caster dwelt at length on the love of books, holding that that love was like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Mr. Bright preferred books to all they could give him of the decorations which even the highest art could afford. Mr. Alfred Cooper, an elderly gentleman, travel- ling for the benefit of his health from Croydon to Bettws-y-Coed, North Wales, was seized with illness on leaving Chester by the newspaper express on Tuesday morning, and died before reaching Connah's Quay, the first station out of Chester. Mrs. Cooper, who accompanied her husband, had the express stopped, and the body was taken to Connah's Quay, where an inquest was held and an open verdict was returned. It was removed to London,for burial, on Wednesday. On Monday week, an inquest was held before Dr. Hall, at the house of Mr. Jones, Staylittle. in the parish of Trefeglwys, on the body of Mary Jones, a domestic servant, who is supposed to have com- mitted suicide through having been deceived by her lover. The case has created a painful interest in Llanidloes and neighbourhood, where the deceased had held situations during the last few years. Her body was found in the river Clywedog a few days ago, under circumstances which cause mystery to surround the manner by which she came to her death. The well-known London firm of Dimecq and Co., extensive shippers of Spanish wines, have been defrauded of £ 2000 by two Spaniards of gentlemanly appearance, who presented to them what purported to be a letter of credit to that amount issued in the ordinary course of business in Cadiz. Believing the letter to be authentic, Messrs. Dimecq and Co. gave a cheque on the sum stated on their bankers, and they did not discover that it was a forgery till after the swindlers had cashed the cheque and returned to Spain, where it is doubtful if they can be reached by English justice for such an offence. A bobby who walked on his beat, Was tortured with Corns on his feet; He used Alleoek's Plaster to make him go faster: He's now well—locomotion's a treat. ALLCOCK'S CORN PLASTERS are now admitted by tens of thousands to be the best cure for corns ever made. They allay the pain of the worst corn as if by magic, and the tightest boots can be worn with ease. I (1084e)
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] L LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank rate is unaltered. Consols one-eighth lower for money.
Messrs. Stack, of Tralee, and Rea. of Charleville were unconditionally released from Noas gaol to- day.
Lord Penzance, although continuing to improve in health, was not able to resume his judicial duties to-day.
Three ran for the Ascot Gold Cup, to-day, Foxhall being first, Faughaballagh second, and Petronel 11 third. The race was ten minutes late.
A Conservative whip was sent round to-day to the Opposition peers earnestly requesting their attendance in the House of Lords, on Monday next, to support Lord Balfour's motion rejecting Deceased Wife's Sister Bill.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows s, d. s d. White wheat (per 751b.) 7 3 to 7 8 Red wheat 7 0 to 76 Malting barley (per 701b.) 5 0 to 5 8 Grinding do. 4 6 to 4 9 Old oats 4 0 to 46 New do. 3 0 to 39 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 010 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 8t Mutton ditto 0 0 to 0 10 Lamb (per lb.) 0 0 to 010 Rabbits (each) 0 10 to 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 6 to 5 0 Salmon (per. lb.) 1 9 to 20 Trout ditto 0 0 to 10 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 Gooseberries (per quart) 0 0 to 0 2 New Potatoes (per lb.) 0 2 to 0 3 Butter (per lb.) 1 0i t3 1 la Eggs 16 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. There was a fair attendance at our Exchange this norning, and a moderate trade was concluded in ivheat, at about Id. per cental decline. Flour was dull it late rates. Indian corn met with a moderate demand. Beans in improved request. Peas easier. Oats and Datmeal dull, at about last Friday's rates. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—"White wheat, 6s. 9D. io 7s. 8d.: red wheat, 6s. 4d. to 7s. Od.; barley, 5s. Od. ;0 5s. 8d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, Os. OOd. to Ls. Od. per 32 lbs.; butter, Is. Od. to Is. 4d. aer lb.; eggs, 15 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to )s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 5s. 6d to 7s. Od. per couple. DENBIGH, WEDNESDAY.—Wheat, 14s. to 15s.» Darley, 7s. to lOd. per hobbet; oats, 7s. to 9d., Dotatoes, 20 lbs. for Is.; butter (fresh), Is. 2d. to Is; 3d.; (tub), Is. Od. to Is. Id. per lb.; eggs, 16 to 18 for lE;
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, fr DEATHS. BIRTHS. May 31st, the wife of Mr. Robert Jones, tailor, Brookside, Llangollen, of a son. June 2nd, the wife of Mr. Peter Griffiths, Church. street, Llangollen, of a son. June 4th, the wife of the Rev. L. M. Roberts, Glynoeiriog, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. June 5th, at Rhosymedre Church, by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, vicar, Mr. Ellis Roberts, Market-street, Llangollen, to Mrs. Hannah Jones, Regent-street, Llangollen. May 27th, at the Congregational Chapel, Rhyd-y- main, in the presence of Mr. Thomas Parry, registrar, Mr. John Edwards, saddler, to Miss Kate Jones, dressmaker, both of Dolgelley. May 31st, by licence, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llandudno, by the Rev. O. Jones, Mr. John Hughes, Vine House, to Miss A. Jones, Bryn Conway, ioth of Llandudno. DEATHS. May 30th, aged 32, Mr. David Evans, horse-breaker, Kenllan-street, Denbigh. May 31st, aged 64, Mr. Edward Foulkes, Bedford- stoeet, Rhyl. June 2nd, after a short illness, Mr. Robert Foulkes, Castle, Denbigh, aged about 55. June 5th, aged 22, Miss Kate, daughter of Mr. John Williams, timber merchant, Denbigh. June 7th, Mr. William Jones, Penybryn, Llangollen Fechan, near Llangollen, aged 47 years. June 3rd, aged one month, John Albert, the infant son of Mr. John Roberts, currier, Tregwern Cottage, Llangollen. May 24th, at Conway-terrace, Llanrwst, Jane, bhird and last surviving daughter of the Rev. J. Williams, rector of Llanbedr and Caerhun. June 5th, aged 50, Mr. Charles Bibby, Llanrhaiadr. May 22nd, at Trydraeth Rectory, Anglesey, Emily Octavia, wife of the Rev. John Pryce, M.A., and youngest daughter of the late Rev. Rowland Williams, Rector of Ysceinog, and Canon of St. Asaph.
THROAT IRRITATION.—Soreness and dryness tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections, becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, nod. 2 and Is. ltd., labelled "JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." A letter received: Gentlemen;—It may, perhaps, interest you to know that, after an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit (with or without medical treatment) in almost all forms of throat disease. They soften and clear the voice. -Yours faithfully, GORDON HOLMES, L.R.C.P.E., Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Ear Infirmary." (893) THE A. & H. "TASTELESS CASTOR OIL. Is absolutely pure, almost colourless, and free from disagreeable taste or smell. It is taken both by children and adults without the slightest difficulty. Its aperient effects are unquestionable.Lancet. In Bottles 6d., Is., Is. 9d., 3s. and 9s. Ask your chemist to procure it, if not in stock. Sole Manufacturers, ALLEN and HANBURYS, London. FLORILINE I—For the Teeth and Breath.-A few drops of the liquid "Floriline" sprinkled on a tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, whics thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites os impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stopr decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly whiteness and a delightful fragrance to the breath. It removed all unpleasant odour arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. "The Fragrant Floriline," being composed in part of honey and sweet herbs, is deli cious to the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Price 2s. 6d., of all Chemists and Perfumers, Wholesale depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road, London. (440 LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL HAIR.—DR. S. A. ALLEN'S WORLD'S HAIR RESTORER OR DRESSING never fails to quickly restore Grey or Faded Hair to its youthful colour and beauty, and with the first application a beautiful gloss and delightful fragrance is given to the Hair. It stops the Hair from falling off. It prevents baldness. It promotes luxuriant growth it causes the Hair to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It contains neither oil nor dye. In large Bottles-Price Six Shillings. Sold by Chemists and Perfumers. Depot, 263, High Holborn, London.—FOR CHILDREN'S HAIR—MRS. ALLEN'S ZYLOBALTAMUM far excels any pomade or hair oil and is a delightful Hair Dressing: it is a distinct and separate preparation from the Restorer, and its use not required with it. ADVICE TO MOTHERS!—Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of Mrs. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless, and pleasant to taste, it produces natural, quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a button.' It soothes the child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething- or other causes. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup is sold by Medicine dealers everywhere at Is. !d. per bottle. ( 440c) THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous "lozenges" are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. lid per box. People troubled with a hacking cough, a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches ara on the Government Stamp around each box.— Prepared by JOHN 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.S. European depot removed to 33, Farringdon. Road, London. (440a) KEATING POWDER," so celebrated and perfectly unrivalled in destroying BUGS, FLEAS, BEETLES, MOT ids, and all insects, whilst quite harmless to domestic animals, is sold in 6d. and Is. tins by all Chemists. It is clean in use. All furs and woollens should be well powdered before putting away. Beware of imitations.
THREATENING THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER. Some excitement has been caused in Cheshire by a report that since his return to town the Duke of Westminster has been the recipient of a threatening letter. Copies of threatening letters have also been received by several of his grace's servants, advising them to leave their employment at once, as at a recent meeting of a secret brotherhood it was resolved on a certain date to plow up Grosvenor House. Although little Wiportance is attached to these anonymous missives, the authorities are on the alert, and it has been considered advisable to take precautions. The affair, however, is regarded more in the light of an attempt to "boycott" his grace than to do serious injury.
SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE AT PLYMOUTH Speaking at Plymouth on Friday night, Sir Stafford Northcote said that the Conservatives must bear in mind that the thing of first impor- tance was the good of the country; their next duty was to impress upon the people of England that the Conservative party were capable and prepared to take their due share in the responsi- bility of conducting the business; and thirdly, that it was their duty to criticise and try and remedy the faults of their opponents. There never was a time in which there was more cause for anxiety than now. They must not allow themselves to be led away by sophisms, but must study the great questions at issue, and deal with them with spirit and perseverance. As to Ireland, he had no doubt many people felt heart- sick at the long-deferred hopes and promises the present Government had so freely and gallantly made, but he must earnestly impress upon all true ervatives the importance of not losing heart. What they wanted was to establish in the minds of all classes that there was a governing body in this country, and a governing spirit which was determined to govern. He impressed upon those present the importance of looking after English interests in Egypt, and the necessity of keeping faith with the promises of support which had been made to the Khedive. The rumours of a conference made people uneasy, for no one knew what mischief might not be done in the meantime.