PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons, on Monday, in reply to Dr. Commins, Lord Hartington said the church parade of the Liverpool Irish Volunteers on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day had been prohibited this year because it had in previous years led to breaches of the peace. In reply to Mr. W. E. Forster, Lord E. Fitzmaurice said that in consequence of the orders formerly given to our naval commanders and their consequent actions, no portion of the territory the sove- reignty of which was proposed to be recognised by article 1 of the Congo treaty is at present in the occupation of the Portuguese Government. The debate of the Franchise Bill was resumed by Mr. S. Wortley. As was anticipated, Mr. Glad- stone took part in the debate, speaking early in the evening. The division took place at twenty minutes past one o'clock, when there voted for the second reading of the bill 340, against 210 majority for the Government 130. Lord John Manners's amendment was, therefore, negatived. The House of Commons, after the London Government Bill had passed its first reading on Tuesday, adjourned till the 21st inst.
IN MEMORIAM. Leopold, Late Duke of Albany. THESE is grief in the halls at Eaher, and Claremont is veiled 1ll gloom, [throned finds doom, There's a hush in the home at Windsor, where sorrow en- And afar from the southern waters, from the dark blue Medi'an Sea, And afar from Italian alcoves, with terrace and trellis free, And afar from the Riviera, from the vineyards of France and Spain, [Alpine plain, From the heights of the Estrelle Mountains, and over the And in climes where the truth has travelled landward or sea- ward the fame Of the fallen son of greatness, brings the wail of a requiem. It is Leopold good and all gentle, the cultured boy of pain; It is he whom his mother tended, when her own Queen's heart was slain; [poor; 'Tis the lad who wrenched off a jewel to give to the wand'ring 'Tis the Prince of the purest motives, as noble as they were pure. There is lying the garment mortal, which he has cast off for aye. 'Tis his cloak! and his gentle spirit is wearing one not of clay. He is living, and will live for ages. The watchers call him dead, [ing dread, But the son will be near to his mother, to shield in approach. And the wife with her bonnie bairnie and her day-dream still unborn [future morn. Shall be stronger by his strength in anguish and,calm in We are weeping because we are earth-bound; our eyes untrained to see [free. That around us in closest linkage the loved ones in light are Then we muffle the bells in pealing, we scatter the sister flowers, [hours And we dry our eyes of weeping, and we wait for the sacred When the whisp'rings of the angels shall return to our lonely heart, [watch depart. And we commune again with the spirit whose mantle we Yet we hush in our strains of dolence, for rising from that young brow [death-blow, We can hear refrains in the dista,Tice-tho knell of our own And we yearn for the truest wisdom, for the stoutest nerve to dare, For the pnlse, and the will, and the goodness Humanity's heights to share. MRS. S. PHILLIS AXKIJTSOB".
THE LIVERPOOL EISTEDDFOD.—The Literary Committee report that a special prize of X20 has been offered by the commercial travellers of North and South Wales for the best English essay on "Richard Roberts of Manchester: his Life, and the Influence of his Inventive Genius on the Manufactures of this Country." The adjudicators will be Alderman W. H. Bailey, Salford, Mr. Price Jones, Newtown, and Mr. D. Emlyn Evans, Hereford. As many of our readers know, the subject of this essay was the son of a humble shoemaker at Careg Hofa, Llanymynech, Mont- gomeryshire, and at an early age he manifested a remarkable genius for invention. The Marquis of Bute having offered a prize of £ 50 for a transla- tion into Welsh of the" Alcestis" Euripides, to be competed for at the Eisteddfod, it is announced that the Marquis also intends to offer £50 for the best setting of the words to music. THE BERKSHIRE RELIEF SYSTEM.—The Berk- shire system of relief came into force in North Wales, on Lady Day, and all the Unions have joined except Llanrwst, Pwllheli, and Anglesey. Relief stations have been established in all the North Wales counties. Food, as well as lodging, is provided for wayfarers, both night and morning at every workhouse. The wayfarer receives a ticket from the relieving officer of the union where he passes the night, and this ticket ensures him a good ration of bread at a certain place on the road he will travel the next day. All excuse for begging being thus done away with, the public are requested not to give either food or money to beggars, as by so doing they only encourage idle vagabonds, and thus cause an increase of crime as well as of rates. EXTRAORDINARY PHENOMENA.—In a letter to the Times, dated "Blaendyffryn, Llandyssul, South Wales, February 14th," Mr. William D. Taylor, writes:—" On Monday morning, during a heavy snowstorm, a huge ball of fire, nearly as large as a barrel, fell within twenty yards of my residence, and when within a few feet of the ground exploded with terrific force. It wrecked every window on that side into 10,000 pieces, mostly thick plate glass. I was sitting with my family at breakfast, and at the moment looking out of the window, so saw everything perfectly. It appeared as though fire was raining from above all round. Another fell 200 yards off, burying into the ground 3ft. and destroying my water supply. Another fell at a farm a quarter of a mile off, destroying a building, and stripping an immense tree from top to bottom, and threw down four horses at work. It was the most appalling sight a human being could witness, and I could only imagine the eud of all things had arrived."
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows:— s. d. s. d. White wheat 6 0 to 9 3 Red wheat. 5 9 to 6 2 Malting barley (per 701b.) 4 9 to 5 8 Grinding do 0 0 to 4 6 Old oats 3 9 to 4 6 New do 3 0 to 4 0 Beef (per lb.) 0 9 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 8 to 0 9i Mutton ditto 0 9t to 0 lOt Lamb ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Pork ditto 0 7 to 0 8 Geeseditto. 0 0 to 0 9 Turkeysditto. 0 0 to 1 0 Rabbits (each) 1 0 to 1 2 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 5 0 Salmon (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 6 Troutditto. 0 0 to 1 0 Plaiceditto. 0 4 to 0 5 Soles ditto 1 6 to 0 0 Apples(ditto). 0 0 to 0 3 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2t Potatoes (per measure) 2 6 to 3 0 Butter (per lb.) 1 5 to 1 6 Eggs. 18 to 20 for 1 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. Moderate trade in wheat and generally Id. lower at the close Oregon, 8s. 8d. to 9s. 2d.; Californian, 7s. 5d. to 8s. 3d.; Red Winter, No. 2, 7s. 9d. to 8s. 3d.; Chilian, 7s. 4d. to 7s. 8d.; Bombay, 7s. 6d. to 7s. 9d.; River Plate, 6s. 9d. to 8s. oa.; Saidi, 5s. 3d. to 5s. 8d. Flour dull. Beans, peas, and oats unchanged. Maize scarce Old Mixed American, 5s. 2d.; new, 4s. 9td. to 4s. lid. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 6s. Od' to 6s. 4d.; red wheat, 5s. 4d. to 5s. lOd.; barley. 4s. 9d to 5s. 8d.; oats, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od.; potatoes, 121bs. for 6d.; butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 00 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 4s. 6d. to 6s. Od. per couple; ducks, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. Od.to 6s. 2d. per 75 lbs.; barley, 5s. 3d. to 5s. 9 d.; oats, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od.; butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 3d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 16 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d.; potatoes, Is. 9d. to Is. lOd. per 90 lbs.
A bobby who walked on his beat, Was tortured with Corns on his feet; He used Allcock's Plaster to make him go faster: He's now well—locomotion's a treat. ALLCOCKS 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, nd the tightest boots can be worn wilh ease. (1084d) CALCUTTA EXHIBITION.—There is every indication that this Exhibition will be a great success. The number of Visitors is expected to be so large that arrangements are being made for an encampment outside the city. All the space set apart for Exhibitors is already bespoken. We understand that Cadbury Bros. have been appointed Sole Purveyors of the Cocoa and Chocolate consumed at the Exhibition. 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. 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 btuuty, 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 Haii to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It cmtains neither oil nor dye. In large Bottles-Price Six Shillings. Sold by Chemists and Perfumers. Depot, 2b6, High Holhorct, 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 d.istinct and separate preparation from the Restorer, and its use not required with it. FLOUILINE!—For the Teeth and Breath.—A few drops of the liquid "Fioriline" sprinkled on a tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops 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 tobaccj smoke. "The Fragrant Floriiine," 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 Perfumer's Whole-ale depot removed to 83, Farringdon Poad, London. (440) J Remember that for Corns and Bunions no remody is equal to Allcock's Corn or Bunion Plasters. The universal ver.iict is that they relieve almost imstaB- taneously. Why cringe with pain, when by wearing one of these little plasters you can walk uprightly and wear the tightest boots with ease? Tryand.packet as sample. Sold only in two sizu packets, ítd. and 13^d.—[Advertisement.] (1245) A WISE DEACON.—" Dea,oo,n Wilder, I want you to tell me how you kept yourself and family so well the past season, when all the rest of us have been sick so much, and have had the doctors running to ua so often." Brother Taylor, the answer is very easy, I used Hop Bitters in time, and kept my family well, and saved large doctor's bills. Four- shillings' worth of it kept us all we:l and to work all the time, and I will warrant it has cost you and most of the neighbours £10 to £100 apiece to keep sick the same time. I fancy y&u'll take my medicine hereafter See Advt. (1229bl HOLLOW AY'S OINTMENT.«>*> where you maj. in every country and in all crimes persons will be found who have a realy WOZA of praise for this Ointment. For chaps, ch,a £ e&, soalds, bruises, and sp.rains, it is an inyiynrvble remedy; for bad legs caused by aeoident or cold it may be confidently relied upon for eft-acting a sound and permanent eure. In cases of puffed ancles, erysipelas, and rheumatism, Holloway's Ointment gives the greatest comfort by reducing the inflammation, co ling the blood, soothing the nerves, adjusting the circulation, and expelling theimpurities. This Ointment should have a place in every nursery. It will cure all those manifold skin affections, which, originating in childhood, gain strength with the child's growth,
Owing to the introduction of the London Govern ment Bill to tho House of Commons on Tuesday, and the adjournment of the House for the Easter holidays that day, Mr. Dillwyn's motion for the disestablishment of ithe church in Wales was extinguished." The final tie for the Wales and Border Counties F.A. Challenge Cup was played at Wrexham, on Saturday, between the Druids and Oswestry, and resulted in a draw. That for the Northern Welsh Challenge Cup is to come off on Saturday, at Rhyl, between Denbigh and Bangor.
CORRESPONDENCE. [WB do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.] MAN'S HUMANITY TO MAN. To the Editor of the" LlangoUen Advertiser." Sir,-As a rule, the proceedings of meetings of Boards of Guardians recorded in newspapers being, perhaps, considered dry reading, are lightly scanned over by the public, I trust an exception has been made in the case of the meeting of the Corwen Board of Guardians published in your issue of the 4th inst., and to which I beg to allude as containing matter worthy of the closest attention of those whom the members of the above board represent, and which painfully illustrates the detestable "screwing down" that hard-worked under-paid public servants have at times to suffer at the hands of a few persons anxious to make their membership famous. Some of the members conspicuously distinguished themselves in this man- ner. All honour to the chairman and Captain Taylor for resisting the propositions of those who evidently do not to others as they would be done by. I trust you will pardon my trespassing on your valuable space in reference to the foregoing, but the cap is sure to fit in spite of themselves, and I would not deny them the pleasure of wearing it, for conduct of that description cannot be too severely criticized and condemned.-Yours, &c., — OBSERVER. THE BREAKING IN OF YOUNG DEMOS. To the Editor of the" LlangoUen Advertiser." Sir,-In my previous letter I endeavoured to insist on the importance of every child's acquiring a love of book-knowledge as a means of self-culture. Let us again consider the influence of finger and eye-training in learning to write or to draw as a preparation towards skilled and artistic labour. Many parents have regarded education as a means of putting their sons into something better than labour-to use the current expression-meaning thereby some calling in which handling a pen was thought to be much more respectable and remunerative than handling a hammer or a chisel. But, of late years, our notions as to the dignity and nature of hand-work have been consider- ably modified. To be a clever worker in iron or in wood is now thought to be quite as dignified a position as to be a lawyer's clerk. There is certainly a great amount of labour which must be regarded as very mechanical and monotonous, but with the fast increase and development of mechanical invention skilled labour will be more and more in demand, and parents will gradually seek for their children such a training as will ensure their becoming good handicraftsmen. Some clever men have long since perceived that if we, as a nation, mean to keep our place (not to speak of being foremost) as workers, we must give our young people such a training in the technical rules of the various crafts as the young men of other nations have long been getting. Even as long ago as the year '38 or '40 sagacious men, like Lord Brougham, pointed out the importance of children being taught with a view to become skilled workmen. I will here interpolate a few remarks from an article in the Times on the encouragement of Technical Education in connection with the London guilds:- In a word, the more highly educated a craftsman is in the technical and practical knowledge appertaining to his special industry, the more valuable he is as a workman, and the more likely is he to contribute to the general efficiency of his country. There is hardly an important industry in the country which does not almost daily find its account in the more skilful adaptation of means to ends, and still more perhaps in the more skilful utilization of what were formerly regarded as waste products." The natural consequence of this is that the more versed a man is in the general principles of his craft the better he understands it in its relation to other crafts. The substantial sums of money subscribed towards promoting Technical Education, and the creditable number of students already under tuition with the view of becoming art workmen, encourage us to hope that England will yet stand in the van-as regards clever and artistic work of all kinds. We find Technical and Art Schools frequented by young workmen in every important manufacturing centre in the United Kingdom. And it behoves us, Welshmen, in every hamlet and village to give our lads and lasses a fair start towards becoming clever and dexterous workers in the various occupations of the present day. Yours, &c., A.B.C.
THROAT IRRITATION AND COUGH.—-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, 7^d., tins, Is. lid., 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 con- siderable benefit (with or without medical treatment) in almost all forms of throat disease. They soften and clear the voice.- Y ou"rs faithfully, GORDON HOLMES, M.D., Senior Physician to the Muni- cipal Throat and Ear Infirmary." KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES cure COUGHS, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIs.-Medical testimony states that no other medicine is so effectual in the cure of these dangerous maladies. One Lozenge alone gives ease, one or two at bed time ensures rest. For relieving difficulty of breathing they are invaluable. Sold by all Chemists, in Tins, Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. each. (1214) of" KEATING POWDER," so celebrated and perfectly unrivalled in destroying BUGS, FLEAS, BEETLES, MOTHS, and all insects, whilst quite harmles 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. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat anI 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. 1^-d. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, can no try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words H Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around each box.- Prepared by JOHN 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.S., European depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road, London. (44(.»a) FIRST PRIZE FOR LAUNDRY WORK.—The Laun- dress who won the first prize in the competition for the best got up linen, at the Torquay Industrial Exhibi- tion, used Reckitt's Paris Blue and Starch. 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 Southing Syrup is sold by Medicine dealers every where at Is. 6d. per bottle. CHOc) T. FOSTES & CO., WINE, SPlInT and TEA MER- CHANTS, to satisfy the growing local daman i, now send CARRIAGE FREE to any Country Railway Station, lOlbs. and upwards of their noted TEAS at IjJ, 2/ 2/6 and 3/. per lb., or 1 dozen of Wines or For full details of samples and terms, see new Price List, postfree. T. Foster& Co., 45, Cheapsi ie, London. (1214) VALUABLE DISCOVERY FOR THE SAIR !-If your hair is turning grey or white, or failing oif. u .e The Mexican Hair Renewer," for it will positively restore in every case Grey or White hair to its original colour without leaving the disagreeable smell of most "Restorers." It makes the hair charmingly beauti- ful, as well as promoting the growth of the hair on bald spots, where the glands are not decayed. Ask your Chemist for "THE MEXICAN HAl ,1 RENEWER," sold by Chemists and Perfumers everywhere, at 3s. 6d. per bottle. Wholesale depot removed to 3, Farringdon Road, London. (434b) The reason why so many are unable to take Cocoa is, that the varieties commonly sold are mixed with Starch, under the plea of rendering them soluble; while really making them thick, heavy, and indiges- tible. This may be ea-ily detected, for if Cocoa thiclcens in the cup it proves the addition of starch. Cadbury's Cocoa Essence is genuine; it is therefore three times the strength of these Qocoas, and a refreshing beverage like Tea or Co tie a, 5, Adclin ztou. street, Higher Audley, Blackburn. May 1st, 1883.-Gentlemen,-I beg to state that my daughter has obtained greater relief from taking your ECLECTICA than from anything she has ever tried previously. In fact, by the time she had taken about five or six doses she was almost entirely cured. She states that she would not be without it under any circumstances.—I am, gentlemen, yours respectfully, (signed) B. B. WATTS.—P.S. I will answer any reference that I may receive with pleasure as to its benefits. ^ECLECTICA, a new remedy to tho pubUQ but old in private practice. Invaluable as a remedial agent in colds,coughs,bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism, headaches, neuralgia, &o. Copies of testimonials, &c., sent free by post on application to principal office, 57,Great Charlotte-street, Liverpool. ECLECTICA is sold by all respectable chemists at Is. lad. per box, (1881)
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Netherland Minister has informed Lord Granville that a portion of the West Acheen coast has been blocaded with a view to exercise pressure upon the Rajah of Lenom. The Dutch Government have received no further news respecting the crew of M'Siero, but expect to do so on the arrival of the new Governor- General. Mr. Lowell, the American Minister, will take part in the tercentary celebration of Edinburgh University, next week, .when he will be created Ll.D. of that University. Both the Bank Rate and Consols are unaltered.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, 9" DEATHS. BIRTHS. April 8th, the wife of Mr. John Morgan, Ty-issa, Llangollen Fechan, of a son. MARRIAGES. April 3rd, at Zion Chapel, Corwen, by the Rev. H. C. Williams, Baptist minister, and in the presence of the registrar. Mr. John Davies, Erwallo Issaf, to Miss Ann Wynne, Dolywern Shop, both of Glyn Traian. April 3rd, at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Mold, by the Rev. W. Pierce (father of the bride), assisted by the Rev. W. Thomas, Samuel, son of Mr. H. Lewis, High-street, to Mary Elizabeth Pierce, New-street, both of Mold. DEATHS. April 2nd, aged 39, very suddenly, at 19, Morton- street, Liverpool, Mr. Evan Roberts, onlJ surviving son of Mr. Robert Roberts, Dee-lane, Llangollen. April 8th, aged 21 years, in service at Chirk, Ellen, the fourth daughter of Mr. Evan Evans, Pentredwr, near Llangollen. April 8th, Margaret, wife of the late Mr. Evan Rowlands, butcher, Aberdovey, and aunt to Mrs. E. Harris, 5, Victoria-place, Llangollen. April 7th, aged 4 years and 9 months, Margaret Jane, the beloved daughter of Mr. Edwin Jones, joiner, Johnstown, nearRuabon. March 24th, aged 73, at the College, Corwen, Elizabeth, widow of the late Rev. John Williams (Ab Ithel), and third daughter of the late Owen Lloyd Williams, Esq., Manchester. April 3rd, aged 67, at 35, Lorne-street, Wrexham, Sarah, relict of the late Mr. Samuel Ellis. April 2nd, aged 30, at 11, Trimpley, Ellesmera, Mr. Llewelyn Ellis, youngest son of the late Mr, James Ellis, of Ruabon.
re Lodge and Bron-y-Garth Road.—The Clerk ported that the negotiations commenced with ^gard to the above road must at present cease, some of the authorities could not agree upon e Capt. Best observed it was well at should be so, as no authority could claim distance from the county until the road had disturnpiked, which could not take place some years. Sa as Level Crossings.—The agreement ttctioning the construction of three level ossmgS in connection with the proposed tramway 0Ifl Pant Glas Quarry were submitted to the e^ln&) and ordered at present to lie on the table. Proposed Tramway near the Sun Inn, Trevor. Chairman called attention to the fact that th^r ^°Ur years aS° permission had been given to to e Llangollen Lime and Fluxing Stone Company th Cons^ruc^ a tramroad from their wharf, near j. e kun Inn, Trevor, to a point on the railway As it was not likely that this would be fried out, a resolution was passed that the agreement respecting the same should be cancelled. ch le Cefn-braich Road.—Mr. Morris (vice- airman), in obedience to notice, moved that Proposed deviation in the Cefn-braich Road, J* Ween Llanrhaiadr and Llansilin be carried out. e Chairman, who said he had been to see the ^ace> described the difficulty of carrying out the la°n as landlord objected to dispose of the After a very leugthy discussion it was ^solved to level the gradients and otherwise ..prove the old district road, and to commence Re work forthwith. jit f- Main Road.—It was ordered that the tat c^erk-'s ^ees incurred in the recent action n,.e^ against the surveyors for the parish of th *° comPel them to repair their portion of Pi?- plyn Main Road should be charged to the }**■ overseers. Q^'fturnpikement of the Holyhead Road.—The Co a,-r,nan sai^ that a very important deputation, listing of the members of Parliament for °rth \Yales and the gentlemen appointed by Several county authorities of Denbighshire, jj Carnarvon-shire, and Anglesey c0 ^aited upon Mr. Shaw Lefevre, the first wOhlntrllssioner of works, with a view of knowing n amount of money would be granted by It overnment towards the repair of the Holyhead tim previous to its being disturnpiked. Some ago £ 40 a mile had been offered; now, ^^ever, they had offered £ 50 a mile. The atter, no doubt, would be fully discussed in the garter Sessions to be held the following week. 0 doubt this amount would be considered H j ^ate, but he (Capt. Best) was afraid it was Bless to expect any more. Mr. Lloyd Williams a^eatimated that £ 83 a mile would be required. J-xatt in Arrear.—The Clerk reported that the P risij of Llansantffraid had not paid its call. Morris said he was assistant overseer, and he t ould guarantee that the money should be paid ° the treasurer the following day. j, Urveyor's Report.—The following report of Mr. Vans, surveyor, was read:— <«ntlemen,—I have to report that one of the level j, at Trevor has been taken up, and the road tored to a proper form. Vill *3 a s ;arcity °f ffood stone in and about the hoi 6- Llanarmon D.C., except at a quarry jigging to Mr. Edward Jones, Cyrchynan Uchaf. r*.ver> I understand, has always supplied this Eart with stone, but now there are only a few to be afl from £ jje river> an(j those of an inferior quality, -have endeavoured to enter into an agreement with • Jones to get stone from his quarry, but have <Wed. He requires one shilling a yard royalty on j The highest paid within your district is 2d. would ask your instructions on the matter. j. J- have also failed to agree with Mr. Davies, Dafarh ■Vywyrch, with regard to the amount of royalty he 8ilould be paid for stone. He at first asked 6d. per Yard, but he is now willing to accept 4d. I could, of c°ur8e, only offer him 2d., the price paid for similar "one in other parts of this district. rti r beg to submit a letter from Mr. John Hughes, h'l'Y'n.y-Celyn, respecting a cheque which he alleges he as lost. Each of the recent floods has injured the Vron oads to a great extent. The Corwen Sanitary ^■ithority has denied its liability, in any form, to ePair the channel or sewer which causes this injury, r to compel the owners, through whose land it Passes, to do so. I therefore thought it best to nlarge the drain across the road, and to make a J^table manhole, or cess-pit, to catch the storm ater where it enters the road, after overflowing UP ™ Private property. J* "the floods have also caused considerable damage to 110 roads at Llanrhaiadr village. Here, again, the •prplexing question arises as to whose duty it is to alter, or amend the water courses and drains, nto which land drainage, road water, and house thwage have been turned; but until they are amended e same damage will occur at each flood. It is one the principles of sewerage that natural water °Urses should not be converted into sewers, but °uld be left to perform their proper function of arrying off rain water, and especially storm waters J .as long as houses are built without any regard to rainage, and there are no proper sewers, or the Xlsting channels adapted or altered on such principles 8 yill take sewage away readily, the same nuisance nl con tin n p. The house drains laid under along each side of the jPad at Llansilin village are out of order; the one on j east side, in particular, has completely s.lted up. have directed the attention of the owners to them, J*t without effect. Would it not be better to bring ^matter before the notice of the Sanitary Inspector? Hie Bye-law3 with regard to the width of wheels Passed in 1881 do not seem to have produced the effect, at any rate within your district. If I be allowed to express an opinion, this may be °counted for, firstly, by the maximum weight of Qnicle and loading being too much as regards wheels Qder 4^ inches. The district being so hilly, 3 or 4 j °r8es can only draw at most 3 tons 15 cwts. A 2-| wheel or any wheel is allowed this weight by the Sir John MacNeil, one of the best horities 011 roads, maintained that on roads ifflilar to ours the load on a road for a wheel 4 inches Me at the tire should not exceed 15 cwts., and for .oeels of less width, 10 cwts. If a bye-law based on ^ls data was drawn out, wheels under 4 inches for aggons and carts would be practically useless. In opinion the minimum width for vehicles drawn by art-horses should be 4| inches. Secondly, wheels of r,?y width can be used for agricultural purposes. his, and the foregoing laxity in the Bye-laws, renders ^.Possible for the whole of a farmer's traffic in your strict to be carried on 21 inches, or even wheels of es width, and this is the essential traffic. Thirdly, 0 officers for carrying out the Bye-laws are inade- VlUate, and perhaps not the proper persons. If the ahl °e w°re appointed, they would not only be .We to watch and carry out cases with undue interference with their ordinary duties, but they W0111cl escape the ill feeling which would be engendered tnong a class of people who may not at once see the Gnefit of the Bye-laws. Fourthly, it should be made COtnpulsory on the driver or owner of the cart, or the sUpplier of the goods, or on each of them, to state "hat weight is carried, and bo able to produce any ocument to prove it. Otherwise finding a weighing j^achine in most instances is a difficult matter. I j^pw of only two in your district of 350 miles of road, teel confident if Bye-laws revised so as to contain onie such provisions were properly carried out, it ,°iild effect a reduction of Id. in the pound in the 1ghway rate, or > £ 220 a year. Besides this, the eHefit to farmers would be very great; not only ^°nld the roads be more even and easier travelled over, Qt the reduction in horse power, or draft, would be considerable. Ruts, the inevitable concurrents of jry narrow wheels, as a break on the lower portion fellies. „ i submit my estimate of expenditure for the current nancial year. My balance on the 25th March counted to .£172 18s. lid. I will feel obliged by jour kindly signing me cheques for < £ 300, to pay A^ES during the ensuing two months.—-E. EVANS. Width of Wheels.—The Chairman expressed his ^Ufpriae that people did not appreciate the a.dvantage of having broad wheels to their carts waggons. Mr. Morris, Lloran, and Mr. Ki«hards, Yron Uchaf, said they would never a&s\ver on side-lands, as they would be continually Slipping, Mr. H. M. Jones remarked that if they Would save Id. in the pound by using broad Wheels, it would cost more than 2d. in the pound to Qave new ones. The Chairman said that was ecause they did not have broad ones at first. Scarcity of Road Material at Llanarmon.—A very 0ng discussion took place as to the difficulty eXperienced in procuring suitable stones for the repair of the roads in and about the village ot ^lanarmon, and ultimately it was resolved that rp waywardens of that parish, with Mr. White, rregelrlOg, should assist the Surveyor in the toatter. Messrs. Michael Thowas, and ilobertSj Blaen lal, were also appointed to assist the Sur- veyor in making the best arrangement they could with Mr. Davies, Dafarn Dywyrch, with regard to procuring stones for Bryneglwys Road. A Lost Cheque.—Mr. John Hughes, Ty'n-y- celyn, wrote to say he had lost a cheque for 28s., which the Board had sent him. The Chairman severely censured such negligence, and said this was not the first case of the kind. Resolved that the question of issuing another cheque could not be entertained for the present. Drains at Llanrhaiadr and Llansilin.—The Sur- veyor reported that the Llanfyllin Sanitary Inspector was directing his attention to the defective drains in Llanrhaiadr village, and the Clerk was instructed to write to the Inspector of the Oswestry Incorporation, calling his attention to the choked up drains in Llansilin village. Glyn Main Road.—The Chairman said it was evident that it would take a long time for the stones to bind on this road, as there was so little traffic over it. It was a question whether the Board had not better cover the road with a coating of gravel, and perhaps it would be a goqd plan to get a steam roller over it. They must remember that whatever expense they would put upon the road, the Board would only have to bear the quarter of it. Mr. Evans, Tal-y-garth, said the worst part was that between the Queen and the New Inn, the other portion was setting pretty fairly. The Surveyor explained that the people used the old road between the two points men- tioned by Mr. Evans, as the new road was so rough to travel. After some further discussion the Surveyor was instructed to put a coating of gravel over those portions which needed it. The Chairman promised to ascertain from the County Surveyor whether he would sanction the use of a steam roller. It was stated that the roller would do about 300 yards of work per day. Mr. Evans, Tal-y-garth, promised to assist the Surveyor and the new waywardens in procuring the material necessary. Finance.-Cheques were signed for the payment of the usual accounts. The Clerk's bill for 13 Is. 9d. for postage and legal expenses incurred in the prosecution of Richard and James Jones was ordered to be paid. The Estimate.-The estimate for the current year was submitted to the Board, and a rate of 7d. in the pound made, the Chairman remarking that the rate last year was 8d. It was stated that the amount now in the hands of the Treasurer was £ 1000. This ended the business of the year. The Board then proceeded to elect the officers for the next year. On the motion of Mr. Morris, Lloran, seconded by Mr. John White, Capt. Best was unanimously elected chairman. Mr. White proposed, and Capt. Best seconded, that Mr. Morris, Lloran, be appointed vice-chairman; passed unanimously. The gentlemen forming the Finance Committee were all re-elected. A Discrepancy.—Mr. Thomas Morris, Tem- perance, drew attention to the fact that the rateable value of the parish of Llansantffraid G.C., on the parish assessment book is £2,931, while the Highway Board rated the parish at £ 3,245. He had noticed that this had been the case for the last two or three years. The Clerk said it was difficult to account for the discrepancy, and advised Mr. Morris to communicate with the Clerk of the Peace upon the matter. SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE PEACE, Saturday, April 5th.-Before G. LI. Dickin, Esq. Serious Threat.-James Jones (alias Jim Black), Vron Bachau, Llangollen, who was apprehended on Thursday night, under a warrant, was brought up in custody and charged as follows That on Wednes- day and Thursday last, he did threaten to kill and inflict bodily injury to the complainant Sarah Lloyd, a neighbour, whereby she was afraid of him, and prays that the said James Jones may be required to find sufficient sureties to keep the peace and be of' good behaviour towards the said Sarah Lloyd. Prisoner denied the seriousness of the threat, and said that he was as friendly with the complainant as ever.-Sergt. Griffiths deposed to apprehending prisoner on Thursday night.—'A certificate from Dr. Hughes was read by the Clerk, in which it was stated that he (the doctor) had examined the defendant Jas. Jones, and found him to be of sound mind and body. -At this juncture Mr. Hugh A. Jones was sworn in as interpreter, two of the witnesses being unable to give their evidence in English.-The prosecutrix Sarah Lloyd deposed that she was in the service of Mr. Ba ley, Bryn Collen. She generally went home at niffht, her father's house not being far from Bryn Collen. On Wednesday night, however, when she went home, she found defendant James Jones in the house. She had no sooner entered the house than prisoner said to her-" You are the d- that's against me. It is you who do all the mischief." He would have his revenge upon her for objecting to his keeping company with her sister. He would poison' her to the earth.-For some time now, prisoner was in the habit of coming to her father's house for potatoes, and latterly he had taken to coming there several times in the day, to which she (witness) very much objected. She ordered the prisoner out of the house as she did not want him to come there. On Thursday night, however, as she was going home, prisoner was standing by the stile which is opposite their house, sharpening his knife. Witness did not see the knife; but, as she passed, prisoner said to her This is the knife I am going to put through you." -She was afraid of him, and in consequence of the foregoing threat she informed the police of the matter. -Simon Lloyd, father of complainant, deposed that he and prisoner were neighbours and had always been on friendly terms. Prisoner was with him in the garden on Thursday, and was sharpening his knife for a considerable time. Witness asked him what he was sharpening his knife so much for ? when he replied that he had some use for it that night.-Prisoner said nothing more, and he (witness) knew nothing further in the matter.—Harriet Lloyd, sister to com. plainant, and sweetheart of prisoner, deposed that she saw defendant on Thursday night from the house door. He had a knife in his hand. He spoke to her and said-" Come here Harriet, I won't do anythingtoyou." -Witness went to him, when defendant said-" Your sister is going to have this knife to-night."—After this witness went into the house as she was alarmed at the remark prisoner had made. Defendant had been telling some neighbours that he would have his revenge upon her sister Sarah. Witness confessed to keeping company with prisoner, and to having engaged herself to be married to him. Witness, on being asked what influenced the engagement, whether love or fear, said that fear was the cause of the engage- ment, as prisoner had been telling some parties that if she would not have him for a husband, he wouM make her worthless to anybody else for a wife. And rather than receive any ill-treatment from him, she thought it better to consent to become his wife.— Prisoner, on being asked by Mr. Dickin if he had any questions to give to the witnesses, said he had.- prisoner to Sarah Lloyd Have I done any harm to you at any time ?—No.—Have I ever touched you, or misbehaved myself in any way towards you P—Not until the night in question—Prisoner No, and I have no ill-feeling against you at all. I am as friendly with you as ever, and I will speak to you in the street as frpelv and as friendly as before.—Prisoner to Simon Lloyd: Have I done any harm to you or your daughters ? — No. — Have we been other than friendly all along ?—No.—Do you not come to our house very often to have a sit down and a chat ?—Yes, and we have always been friendly,-Prisoner to Harriet Lloyd Have I ever done any harm to you ? -No.-Have we not always been friends, and are we not engaged to be married ?—Yes.—Have you not been writing some letters to me P—Yes.—Prisoner: Yes, and Sergt. Griffiths has them in his possession now.-Prisoner again to Harriet Lloyd: Did I not give you money to buy a wedding-ring P—Yes.—And is it not our intention to be married down Ruabon way ?—Yes.—Prisoner: Yes, and you were going to buy a new gown to-day, were you not ?—I was.—Mr Dickin to Prisoner: There is no doubt but that you have been using threats to the complainant Sarah Lloyd; this is quite clear from the evidence just heard. You will, therefore, be bound over in the sum of X20 to keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the said Sarah Lloyd, and towards all her Majesty's subjects, for six months, and you must pay lis. 6d. costs. And if brought up again, on a similar charge, you will be sent to prison. Having paid half the costs, he was released, being allowed a week to pay the balance. SPECIAL SESSIONS, Wednesday, April 9th.-Before Captain Best, R.N., and G. LI. Dickin, Esq. Larceny.-Elizabeth Williams (alias Lis y Cwm) Church-street, Llangollen, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a china_ cream-jug from the warehouse of Mr. Eobt. Jones, in Oak-street.—Hugh Jones, hair dresser, deposed that Catherine Edwards a young girl living in Brook-terrace, came to their warehouse on Tuesday morning, and asked the price of half-a-dozen cups and saucers (which formed part of a complete set), and said that she had crewm-jug the same colour and pattern. We asked her where she got it from, when she said her mother had bought it from someone in Church-street. I then told Catherine Edwards to bring the jug down to seo if it was of the same colour and pattern-mark, and that we would sell her half-a-dozen very cheap. How- ever, the girl did not bring the jug down. We missed the jug on the 6th of November last. The article is of the value of a shilling. The taking of the jug broke on a set worth 13s. The set was placed on a table on the right hand in going into the warehouse. He could swear to the jug produced. About half-past one on Tuesday, as the girl did not bring the jug, they gave information to Sergt. Griffiths-Witness Cath- erine Edwards said she lived in Brook-terrace with her parents. About four months ago, the prisoner's little boy brought the cream-jug to their house and offered it for sale. She asked him where he got it from. He said that his mother bought it from Robert Jones, Oak-street, on the Saturday before that. We bought fhe jug and gave him 4d. for it. She went down to Robert Jones's warehouse, on Tuesday morning, saw some cups and saucers there, asked the price of them, and told them that she had a jag to match. They said that they belonged to a set, but if she would bring the jug down they would sell her half-a-dozen very cheap. She went home but did not bring the jug down. She intended taking it after dinner, but did not.—Sergt. Griffiths deposed that about half-past one, on Tuesday afternoon, he received information from Mr. Jones that he had lost a cream-jug from his warehouse in November last, and said that a little girl from Brook-terrace had been there that morning, and told them that they had a cream-jug to match the set from which the identical jug was missing. He (the officer) took a cup out of the set, went to Brook- terrace, and saw the girl's mother. The mother showed him the jug and said that she had bought it from Elizabeth Williams, some 4 months ago. He then went to the prisoner and asked her if she had sold the jug to Mrs. Edwards. Prisoner said she did not remember doing so. However, afterwards she said she had sold it to the said person, and that it was all through drink.—Prisoner, on being asked which she preferred, being dealt with summarily that 'day, or tried with a jury, pleaded guilty, and stated that she wished to be dealt with summarily that day.- Hugh Jones expressed a hope that the bench would be as lenient as possible with prisoner, who had a baby in her arms, as her husband had been out of work for a considerable time.—The Clerk also bore very good character to John Williams as a workman, and stated that he was now quite a reformed man. Sergt. Griffiths also bore good testimony to the husband as being a reformed and well-behaved man.—The justices, having fully considered the case, inflicted a fine of 5s. and 8s. costs, Mr. Dickin expressing a hope that they should never see prisoner brought before them again. -Capt. Best also strongly advised prisoner to leave the drink alone, and doubtless she would wear another character. CORWEN. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTs.-On Thursday, the 27th ult., the last popular entertainment of the season was held at the National School, and was presided over by Mr. W. Pattinson. There was a fair attendance. The following took part in it: -Miss Jennie Davies, Llangollen, ilmiss M. J. Williams, Miss A. J. Williams, Corwen, Eos Meirion, Mr. E. J. Owen, Ruthin, Mr. W. Jones, chemist, Mr. S. Jones, and Mr. John Jones. The usual votes of thanks were passed at the close. COUNTY COURT.-At the County Court, on Thursday, March 27th, before Mr. W. S. Owen, judge, the Judge consented to fix a special day for the hearing of the case of Morris Jones, Butcher's Arms, Llantysilio, v. W. Corbet Yale, Plas-yn-Yale, Bryneglwys, for Y,49, for three stacks of straw, &c.—Thomas Davies, Golden Lion Vaults, Llangollen, sued Thomas Lewis for £1 8s., being for making and trimming a suit of clothes. The hearing of the case caused some amusement. Judgment was given for the plaintiff for Y.1 5s. with costs.-Dorothy Jones sued Dd. Edwards, Ty'nllwyn, Llansantffraid, for 16s., amount of wages due to plaintiff. The defendant made a counter claim, the value of an account book which, he said, plaintiff had burnt. Mr. Louis appeared for the defendant. His Honour said he was of opinion that the burning of the book was a pure accident. Judgment was given for plaintiff.—Daniel Trow, mason, Corwen, sued John Arthur Jones, Owen Glyndwr Hotel, Corwen, for Y.1 16s. 9d. for wages due. Defen- dant disputed his liability. His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff without costs. PETTY SESSIONS.-On Friday, March 29th,before Capt. Taylor, the Hon. C. H. Wynne, and O. S. Wynne, Esq., Edward Parry was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, for working a horse which was suffering from disease of the hip joint.—Mr. Jno. Williams, sanitary inspector, summoned Mr. Elias Griffiths of Chirk, agent to Capt. Wynne Griffith, for costs of proceedings in this Court in nuisance cases on certain property in Cerygydruidion. As the sum- mons had only been served two days before the sessions day, the justices refused to hear the case, and a fresh summons was directed to be taken out.—Mr. Jones, clerk to the Corwen Guardians appeared in support of summonses issued against the overseers of the parish of Llantysilio, for non- payment of arrears of call, amounting to £ 304, due from that parish to the Corwen Union. |The defendants did not appear. Mr. Jones applied for a warrant of distress against the overseers. The warrant was granted.-Thos. Jones of Glyndyfr- dwy was fined 6d. and costs for not reporting a case of sheep scab.-Godfrey Roberts, Nantfawr, was ordered to pay costs for allowing 13 cattle to stray on the Llansantffraid road.—Joseph Smith, a tramp, was sent to gaol for 7 days for begging. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, Friday.—Present: Mr. G. Parry, in the chair, Mr. Richard Jones, vice- chairman, Hon. C. H. Wynne and Capt. Taylor, ex-officio, Rev. J. S. Jones, Dr. Jones, Messrs. W. E. Williams, John Jones, David Hughes, John Morris, Thos. Evans, William Jones, and Edward Jones, clerk. Illness of the Chairman.-A letter was read from Mr. Evans, Rectory, Llausantffraid, stating that his father, the Rev. David Evans, was unable to attend through indisposition.—The Clerk was directed to write to the Chairman and express the Board's sincere regret at his illness. Financial.-Balance in treasurer's hands, £1,225 15s. 4d.It was announced by the Clerk that the Llantysilio overseers, who had been summoned before the justices for arrears of calls, had paid up all calls due. Sunday Closing Question.-A petition in favour of closing public-houses in England on Sunday was ordered to lie on the table. Supplementary Lists.-Mr. Morton, Llangollen, produced the supplementary lists of the parishes of Llangollen and Llantysilio, which were ap- proved of after a brief discussion. [REPORT of the Rural Sanitary Authority meeting will appear in our next.] LLANDUDNO. CONWAY UNION.-The election of Guardians for the parish of Llandudno was completed on Wednesday, the 9th inst., the Rev. J. Spinther James heading the poll, Mr. Thomas Parry coming in second, and Mr. Abram Foulkes third. ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS. — The annual election of persons to serve as Improvement Commissioners for this town was concluded on Tuesday last. The voting papers were distributed last week and collected on Monday, the 7th inst. The number that went out by rotation was seven, and for those seven seats there were thirteen candidates, all the old members offering them- selves for re-election. Mr. W. Bevan was the returning officer. The counting of the votes occupied from 8 30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the poll proving to be the heaviest ever recorded in Llandudno. The number of votes polled by the successful candidates stood as follow :—Dr. Dalton, 1434; Dr. Williams, 1423; Mr. John Ridge, draper, 1309 Mr. John Jones, purveyor of meat, 1260 Mr. Elias Jones, draper, 1233 Mr. G. H. Pugh, solicitor, 1051; Mr. W. Williams, builder, 870. The first five were old members. The unsuccess- ful candidates polled as follows :—Mr. Benjamin Woodcock, 653 Mr. B. R. Daines, 621; Mr. E. Turner (architect) 440 Mr. R. Clay, 52 Mr. J. Littler, 27 Mr. Myers, 21. The medical profession are now ordering Cadbury's Cocoa Essence in thousands of cases, because it contains more nutritious and flesh-forming elements than any other beverage, and is preferable to the thick starchy cocoa ordinarily sold. When you ask for Cadbury's Cocoa Essence be sure that you get it, as shopkeepers often push imitations for the sake of extra profits. Makers to the Queen. Paris Depdt, 99, Faubourg St. Honore. BARMOUTH. LOCAL BOARD.—The election of this Board took place last Friday, when three candidates, viz., Messrs. Hugh Williams, G. Griffiths, and H. W. Williams were elected to fill the vacant seats. Messrs. H. Williams and H. W. Williams were old members. RELIGIOUS.—The Rev. H. Hughes of Llangollen paid a visit to Barmouth on Wednesday morning, April 2nd, and preached an effective sermon at the Wesleyan Chapel to a large congregation. In the evening of the same day, the Rev. W. Rees, Llangefni, delivered an impressive discourse to a good congregation at the Baptist Chapel. COLWYN BAY. FOOLHARDINEss.-On Monday afternoon last, two young men, one hailing from Sea View-terrace and the other from Brickfield, and both said to be in some degree under the influence of the cup that inebriates, visited the Blue Bell, Llandrillo, where we are informed they were refused drink. They then wanted the use of a boat in order to have a sail. Capt. Roberts not only refused the use, but threatened legal proceedings if it were taken out. In spite of this, and unknown to the proprietor, the boat was taken and without oars. As the tide was going out at the time, the boat went with it, and when in Llandrillo Bay was noticed by some boys to be filling with water. They drew the attention of some men, when Messrs. Win. Williams, Jno. Hughes, R. Foulkes, of Glanymor, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, put off in a boat and reached the sinking one just in the nick of time. Had they been a few minutes later both the boat and its occupants would have gone to the bottom, as the former was nearly full of water. To show their appreciation of the kind act of their rescuers the men offered to fight them. CURACY.—The Rev. Stanley Davies, curate of Chirk, has been appointed curate of Llandrillo, and commenced his duties in this parish on Thursday.