TO ADVERTISERS I ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the OAMBRIAN NEWS are also inserted, without I extra -charge, inithe ABERYSTWYTH TIMES, and •will fimd their way to a large circle of readers in Cardigan- 1 extra charge, in: the ABERYSTWYTH TIMES, and •will fimd their way to a large circle of readers in Cardigan- 1 ghireT',ad well as Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire. The extensive circulation of the papers amongst the gentry, -,profemi-onal. men, tradesmen, and inhabitants generally, makes the CAMBRIAN NEWS the most de- sirable medium irif advertisements in the district. Advertisements are received at the Office, Bala, up to Thursday: evening, or at the ^printing offices, Caxton tearti "Works, Oswestry, up to Friday afternoon. THE CAMBRIAN NEWS Of next week will be published on f FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24th, and with it thfe annual ALMANACK, containing a large amount of L(?cal Information, will be presented to our read NOTICES. This,paper is registered for transmission abroad. To CfOpEESPONDENTS.—We must request those who kindly furnish" us, "witft report of local events (which we are always glad to receive) to send their communications to the office as early as possible.
According to a statement which appears in yesterday's papers, Mr ODO. RUSSELL, our representative at Rome, has. telegraphed to say that the idea of propounding the dogma of papal infallibility at the Ecumenical Council has been Iabandonéd. If this is true, much of the interest, of. the proceedings will be lost, for there is no other pointj that the bishops will care to fight so deter- minedly. Some of the more honest and sensible, however, will have a good deal to say, we should think, agaijnst the doctrine of the bodily assumption of the Virgin. < At present the Council is not sitting in session, but, the committees, as we should call them, are dis- cussing the decress which are to be brought before the full Council. There are about 900 members of the Council.—From France uncertain reports continue to arrive,, and it, is not known yet whether the present ministry will resign after all.—Of the new King of SPAIN nothing denaite is yet known; but it is stated that advanced have been made, without success, to Prince Louis VICTOE, brother of the Emperor of AUSTRIA.— Sigpop JTWANZA has succeeded in forming a ministry at Florence.-Th,p Bishop of LONDON, we see, has written to say that :hd shall take part in the consecration of Dr TEMPLE* not only with a clear conscience, but with a coflviction that his eminent gifts will enable him to do great service to the Church.—A deputation, representing a great, proportion of the learning and influence of Oxford and-Cam-bridge,, has waited upon Mr GLADSTONE, urging hirii- to tlriow the universities open to the nation free of tests. His replr, was" that the question ought to be settled by a compulsory Government measure, but that he could not yet.promise.its introduction next session.—The OVEBEND- GOONEV case has been brought before the Court of Queen's Bench this week, and the trial has lasted several days. The result is not yet known, but a verdict of acquittal is anticipated.—Another interesting case has been heard in the Central Criminal Court, -and has resulted in the sentencing of Dr SHOBTHOUSE, the pro- prietor of the porting Times, to three months' im- prisonment and a fine of 250 for libeling Sir JOSEPH HAWLET a matters connected with the turf. An apology had beet inserted, but the case was pressed nevertheless.
We regret, to find a want of public spirit-we are afraid we must use the words-at Corwen. The inhabitants have an opportunity of getting a market hall and assembly room-be)th much needed-in conjunction with the magis- trates, who want a police court; and they hesitate about spending the necessary money. We hope they will remember before it is too late that there is such a thing as being penny wise and pound foolish. We publish'letter to-day from the Rev. A. OLIVER, whq denies that even a prayer book was burnt at Llan- dewi. It was. a newspaper-perhaps the scurrilous London Staiitdatrd- that was committed to the flames. We hope Mr JONES will frankly apologize, for he really seenp tO( rfvfte made some unfortunate blunders. The Cambria Daily Leader, we see, is giving names, places, and' particulars, of the cases of alleged political eviction in Carmarthenshire. Here, then, is an oppor- tunity f6r the accused landlords to defend themselves. The first communication in the Leader enumerates several instances: we extract two, in both of which the landlord is Mr H.. D. EYAJTS; of Highmead— David Lewis, Factory. Built a house on land of Mr Evans and occupied it as yearly tenant—no lease having been granted —until last year, when he received notice to quit. He has left the house, which cost him betweenZSO and 9100, after occupying It only mne yeats; He plumped for Mr Sartoris. There is no other known cause. Evan Thomas; of GUntrenfawr, has held his farm for the last ten years, iis wife having lived there over twenty, and her family had neen on the estate for upwards of eighty years. Is considered an excellent farmer, and alwavs ready to oblige his landlord in every possible way, except politically. He plumped for Mr Sartorisr; was evicted by his landlord, and is now without house or home for his wife and family, having been unable to obtain'a farm. • i j i j, ) Since the foregoing was written letters have appeared from sdmb of. the landlords referred to in the Leader, utterly that the tenants were evicted for political reasons;1 Hert is what one of the landlords says- ''II r am, called on to avow why I gave Evan Beynon, of Blaencwm (tehp rated, for Sartoris), and Elias Davies, of Blaen- uwchdda (who.voted for Jones and Puxley), notice to quit their respective farms last Lady-day, I unhesitatingly state that the notoriously slovenly and ruinously bad farming of each of them that I should seek a change of tenants before the whole of thtolanA they head (about 300 acres) had become a waste, the fences J#veOed, and the fields overrun with gorse. Had your reporter visited the locality he could have anticipated the reasons for the two evictions, but this, I presume, would not have served his end, otherwise why in the case of the two adjoining farms -w ug he deemed it right to refer to (or, as he may consider it, expose) the tint abd withhold the other, both being identical in circum- stanced? Surely if is possible to make some sort of satisfactory enquiry into thesevconflieting statements? The "Wchih Fasting Girl" is exciting much attention in the English Press. When the girl had been watched for five-days -she was reported to be very weak. The pulse has ..increased from 66 to 112. The Daily News suggests that if she dies the watchers may find a verdict of "manslaughter" returned against them by the coroner's jury4 The Vicar of WREXHAM will trundle the mop and keep back the £ id<? of religious equality as long as he can. A vestry meeting was held last week to consider a proposal for enlarging the churchyard, and one daring individual 1 asked whether any of the ground would be left unconse- crated, to bury Dissenters in. Certainly not," replied the rev.1 gentleman. "Would Dissenters be allowed to have their own ministers to conduct the. service," asked Mr BBADBBT, persisting in thus exposing the charity of the *io*r. His reply was full of significance-" We have not croiie to that yet." The Dissenters can preach, and teach, find come to vestry meetings to ask impertinent questions; but in death, thank heaven, we are still divided.. No, we have not come to aat-although I am afrai&we shaIL-Only the first sentence is reported as having fatten from the rev. vicar's lips, but we can imagine how much more was in his valiant heart. Poor man It is impossible not to be touched at the sight of that mop which, he and Mrs PARTINGTON and all the rest of them trundle so bravely up to the last. But we hope, for all that, that Liberal Churchmen as well as Dissenters will refuse to contribute even one brick fox the wall which is needed,toencjo^e the "consecrated ground." If people can'tjbe bwied together, what will they do when they have to live toglther-but we do not wish to hint to the VICAR for a moment that any Dissenters can possibly pass throxi oefr untonsecrated ground to heaven. L There is a clergyman also at Llanfyllin who has been talking about burial grounds during the week; but Mr WiLMASfS^ the vicar of Wrexham will be surprised to hear, t" thinks it quite reasonable" tLat Dissenters should like to have their own ministers to sead the service. Whic;hrVant'of'the Church, we wonder, serves her best —the valiant vicar or the charitable rector? OddfeHDWship is such an excellent institution tha we very gladly do all we can to expose the faults wh weaken ¡ûL and hinder its even more speedy progress amongst the people. Let its chief men, then, mark the following, extracted from a contemporary- Oddllow!f fetes ate said to be jolly affairs, but they have just presented themselves in an tmgenial aspect in the Ormskirk County OoartJ It seems that a Southport lodge—which we hope is exceptional i11 its customs—has a rule that all members who do not give seven days' notice to the contrary, are assumed to be guests at the anniversary festivities, and the money is deducted in the Shape of a fine from those who neglect to attend without notice of absence. Philip Hooton found 8s. deducted from his sick money as his share of the cost of the fete he did not enjoy, but he ^refused to allow the deduction, and. brought an action against the officers for the recovery of the full amount of bene- fit. Mr Sergeant Wheeler, the judge of the County Court, has given the Southport Oddfellows a Wholesome lesson. In the particular case Hooton had called at the secretary's house to give notice that he would not attend the dinner, but the officer was absent from home, and does not appear to have received the message. But the learned judge declared that this incident did not alter his view of the case, which was that the lodge had n right, with or without notice, to deduct money for their fetes. Apart from law, this is a commonsense decision, and oue cal- culated to check undue festivity among the Oddfellows. The verdict of a coroner's jury at Llanbrynmair has caused considerable dissatisfaction. A man who had been ill for some time, and was evidently in a state of mental depression, committed suicide, and a verdict of "Tem- porary insanity" would have met the case exactly, ac- cording to the general custom of coroner's juries. The coroner, however, thought otherwise, and under his direc- tion the case was declared to be one of felo de se. The coroner, no doubt, acted conscientiously; but, especially as long as the barbarous fashion of burying suicides like dogs is retained, we hope, in matters of this kind, juries will stick to their old-fashioned verdict. The innkeepers of Welshpool deserve to be prominently mentioned for the honourable way in which they have almost unanimously agreed to close their houses on Sun- day. A few days ago the MAYOR and other gentlemen waited upon them, with a request that they would close, and only one has refused. We see that at Welshpool, Wrexham, and other places, resolutions have been passed by Boards of Guardians and Local Boards in favour of Sunday closing; and if the feeling of the Welshpool publi- cans is at all representative, and the publicans can be in- duced to support the proposed measure, there will be little difficulty, we should imagine, in carrying it. We believe Mr T. B. Jones, of Adwy'r Clawdd, Wrexham, will give any information as to the movement in favour of Sunday closing. — ♦
THE LATE MR D. WILLIAMS, M.P. It is with much regret that we record to-day the death of Mr DAVID WILLIAMS, of Castle Deudraeth, M.P. for the county of Merioneth. The hon. gentleman had been unwell for some time, in fact ever since his triumphant return in the winter of 1868, and was not able to vote more than once during his first and only session in parlia- ment. That vote, it is a satisfaction to think, was re- corded on behalf of the third reading of the Irish Church Bill, and Mr WILLIAMS was thus enabled, for himself and the constituency which he represented, to take part in what may almost be considered the greatest legislative act of recent years. Of Mr WILLIAMS'S courageous fight for the seat which he won at last it is hardly necessary to speak at any length; our readers remember it all so well. It was in 1859 that Mr WILLIAMS was first induced to offer himself for the county; and only those who know its previous history can appreciate the nature of the contest or the "pluck" that was required to enter into a strug- gle against such tremendous odds. For generations Merionethshire had been held by the Tories, held almost without dispute, except that once, in 1836, when Sir ROBERT VAUGHAN, of Nannau, handed over" the seat to the late Mr RICHARDS, of Caerynwch, Sir WILLIAM WYNNE, ofMaesyneuadd, venturing to dispute the pleasant little transaction, was defeated by more than three to one. At that time only seven individuals at Dolgelley, five at Bala, and three at Corwen ventured to support the Liberal candidate, who polled altogether 150, to his opponent's 501. In the year 1859, however, the Liberals courageously determined to try again for the s.:at which the Conser- vatives had learnt to regard as theirs by prescriptive right; and Mr DAVID WILLIAMS, a veteran in the cause, was chosen as the champion of the attacking party. The odds, as we have said, were fearful. Immemorial posses- sion was something, but it was little compared with the weight of wealth, and territorial influence, and excellent organization, which the Conservatives threw into the scale in favour of Mr WYNNE, of Peniarth, to whom, by this time, the seat had been transferred. The Liberals, how- ever, had on their side courage, the good wishes of the constituency, a body of able workers, and an indomitable determination to win, and the result of the first struggle was extremely credita- ble Mr WYNNE made 389, and Mr WILLIAMS, 351. In 1865 there was another election, and Mr WILLIAMS again came forward to oppose the Conservative candidate, Mr W. R. M. WYNNE, son of the former member, who had re- tired. Again the struggle was severe; and again the wealth and territorial influence of the Conservatives were too much for the wishes of the constituency, and Mr WYNNE won the seat by the slightly diminished majority of thirty-one. After this second defeat many thought that, though the Liberals were certain to fight again, it would have to be with another leader than Mr WILLIAMS, who was now feeling the infirmities of advancing age; but when, in 1868, there was another chance, with an enlarged constituency, the contest was renewed, with the same candidate, and renewed so successfully that before the day of nomination Mr WYNNE gracefully retired from the field. This was in November, and in December theLiberals of Merionethshire had the great satisfaction of seeing Mr WILLIAMS taking his seat in the House as their member, after fighting their battles with so much spirit for many years. Some weeks after the re-opening of the session Mr WILLIAMS was again in London,, but he was seldom able to take part in the proceedings-of the House, and only once, as we have said, to record his vote. Before the session, closed he gave notice of a motion of considerable importance to the mining interest in North Wales; but his friends were afraid, even then; that he might never again take his seat in Parliament. All through the sum- mer and autumn Mr WILLIAMS'S health has continued to cause anxiety and on Wednesday his long illness termi- nated in death, the deceased gentleman being then in his seventy-first year. Although chiefly known in the political world, Mr WILLIAMS did great service to North Wales-by his energetic support of railway communication, and for some years he had acted as a director of the Cam- brian and Carnarvonshire Railways. The development of the mineral wealth of the country also owed much to his exer- tions; and in many other ways he proved himself a public benefactor. His death removes from amongst us one of the most prominent public men in North Wales; and long after he has gone, Mr WILLIAMS-will be grate- fully remembered by the whole Principality as the man under whose gallant leadership not only Merionethshire was wrested from the grasp of the Conservatives, but Welsh- men everywhere were encouraged to strike for political liberty and a real and useful representation in Parliament. On this head we can hardly say too much ;,for the example of Merionethshire has been so well followed that the political aspect of Welsh representation has become com- pletely changed, and at the present moment, thanks in great part to the stand which Mr WILLIAMS and his friends made, only two Conservative members sit for North Wales and five for South Wales. It was Mr WILLIAMS'S chief glory, that he was principally instrumental in restoring his country to political freedom and political representation, and raising it socially as well as politically, making it respected in Parliament and in. the country, and giving it some weight in the council of the nation.
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN MERIONETHSHIRE. If we studied our own feelings, and the, feelings of a large number of our readers, we should say nothing about the political situation in Merionethshire till the grave had closed over the remains of the late lamented member; but rumour is so busy that we feel bound, for the sake of that cause in which Mr WILLIAMS felt so deep an interest, to write a line or two on the subject. We shall merely give the names which, with more or less foundation, have been mentioned as those of possible candidates, and state what course the recognized leaders of the liberal party intend to pursue. On both sides several names have already been freely canvassed. Mr OAKLEY, of Plas Tanybwlch, is perhaps the conservative candidate who is looked upon as most likely to enter the field-and win, we should say, if any conservative had the slightest chance. In addition, Mr R. M. RICHARDS, Colonel TOTTENHAM, the Hon. C. H. WYNN, of Rhftg, and his elder brother, the defeated candidate for the Carnarvonshire Boroughs, are named, but it is not at all unlikely that some of these gentlemen will at once repudiate any idea of coming forward, as they all will, indeed, if they do not wish to spend money uselessly. The Conservatives are moving in the matter, we believe, but it is just possible that prudent counsels will prevail. On the other side, the names of Mr HOLLAND, Mr MORGAN LLOYD, Mr SORTON PARRY, and Mr CHARLES EDWARDS, have been mentioned, but we have no doubt that they will all bow at once to the decision Of a general committe of the Liberal party, which is to meet after Mr WILLIAMS'S funeral, and de. cide upon the future member. Until that step has been taken we need hardly ask all our Liberal readers to withhold anything like a promise. A split in the Liberal camp might be fatal. The Conservatives, who at hardly likely to venture upon a fight against a united foe swure of victory, would certainly seek to take ad- vantage C\f disunion. We have reason to believe—though we can say nothing further-that the general committee will be able to Ind a candidate who will claim the cordial support of all tht liberals throughout the county; and no one who attempts v. interfere with that decision will deserve the respect or confidence of the paty.
IfLlandegU ,/v. Tho™■ Rev. Thojnas Hardy Richards, Sector Rhiw, Carnarvon'
Local and District News. BANKRUPTS.—The following announcements appear in the Gazette :-Ellis, Hugh, Llanfair, innkeeper, December 28, at 12: sol., Mr Jones (Welshpool), off. assig., the registrar; Jones, John, Llanrug, Carnarvonshire, hotel- keeper, December 21, at 10: sol., Mr Webb (Bangor), off. assig., Mr Williams; Hughes, Owen, Elwysfach, slate agent, Dec. 29, at 10 sol., MrPugh, Dolgelley off. assig., the Registrar. J LIBERATION SOCIETY.-NORTH WALES AGENCIES.-The death of the Rev. Milton Davies, the society's North Wales agent, has obliged the committee to revise their ar- rangemems ior working that part of the Principality, and the result has been the appointment of two agents, instead of one, who will divide the work between them. For this purpose, an eastern and western district will be created the Kev. J. Jones, of Brymbo, near Wrexham, taking the eastern, and Mr John Evans, of Llansaintffraid, near Conway, the western district. The first of these districts W J Flintshire, Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire, and the second Carnarvonshire, Anglesey, and Merionethshire but the exact boundary lines will be determined by railway and other considerations, rather than the exact county limits. We hope that the new agents will receive all the support which they require from the society's friends to enable them effectively to organize their districts, and render them a means of strength to the society. They commence the work at a favourable 'time, seeing that there never was so much political life in the Principality as at the present moment; and one of the tests of their success will be the extent to which they secure harmonious, and especially the perse- vering, action of Welsh voluntaries for practical purposes. South Wales will, as heretofore, be worked by the Rev. T. Levi, of Morriston, near Swansea. -Liberator. « HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. Trf'Y or. i,ite i arts-stte uarrios meet on Monday, Dec. 20th Kennels Friday, Dec. 24th Corsygarnedd Monday, Dec. 27th Cambrian Mines xriday, Dec. 31st Cefncreuanissaf Monday, Jan. 3rd. Llanelltyd Bridge Friday, Jan. 7th. Rhydymaen Bridge Monday, Jan. 10th Cefnrowen Friday, Dec. 14th Cwmblaenglyn At 10. The Vale of Ayron (Capt. Vaughan's) Hounds meet on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Bwlch Dehewydd Friday, December 24th Maenygwynion At 10.30.
BALA. GRAMMAR SCHOOL. i ^distribution of prizes to the boys of this school took place in the schoolroom, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, on Thursday evening, the 16th inst. The chair was filled by H. Robertson, Esq., i. °f Merionethsire, who was supported on the platform by several of the trustees and other gentlemen. The room was crowded with ladies and gentlemen and the parents of the pupils. The perform- ances given by the scholars, especially the recitation of the scene from the Merchant of Venice, were warmly applauded. The following is the programme of the even- ing s entertainment.- Christmas carol t The boys Christmas carol, The Three Kings of Orient" The boys Song and chorus, "Just after the Battle, Mother" The boys Recitation-" The Merchant of Venice "-Act iv. Duke Jones max. Portia Edwards mi. Antonio Jones 3tius. Shylock Roberts max. Bassanio Evans Gratiano Jones 2dus. Nenssa Roberts 4tus. bolamo Edwards ma. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES TO THE UPPER SCHOOL. Glee, "The Warrior Norseman The boys Recitation, Meddlesome Matty" Owen2dus. Song and chorus, "The Hen Convention" The boys Kecitation, The Ant and Cricket'* Jones min. Song and chorus, "Call me not back from the Echoless -d -i 4.■ «rni°r<l" Roberts 2dus. and boys Recitation, The Magpie and the Birds » Owen max. Glee, Oh the Roast Beef of Old England The boys X" ^^TKTBUTION of PRIZES TO THE LOWER SCHOOL. D male, trod Save the Queen The boys The master, Mr W. T. PHILLIPS, explained how the examination had been conducted, and stated that he be- lieved the school was making satisfactory progress, in support of which he informed them that one of the pupils, Jones max., youngest son of Mr J. B. Jones, passed the Junior Oxford Examination at Liverpool, last summer, for which he intended awarding him an extra prize. He hoped that now one, the first ever sent from the school, had passed, other parents would be induced to allow their sons to sit at future examinations. The boys who had gained the prizes at this examination were i Scflool—>Senior pupils—1, Jones max., "Rout- ledges Boys' Annual;" 2, Roberts max., 6iLeisure Hour for 1868." First Class.—1, Richards max., "Heroism of Boyhood;" 2, Edwards ma., "Young's Latin-English Dictionary;" 3, Jones 2dus., Smile's Industrial Biography;" 4, Ed- wards mi., "Selections from Tennyson;" extra prize, Jones max., Moxon's Miniature Poets." Second Class.^ 1st in rank for half-year, Roberts 4tus, Boy's Book of Industrial Information;" 2nd ditto, Roberts 3tius, "Victories of Wellington 1st in examina- tion, Roberts 4tus, The Pathway of Safety." 2nd ditto, Hughes, The Swiss Family Robinson." Lower School.— 1, Jones min., Stories told to a Child;" 2, Owen 2dus, "Every Little Boy's Own Book;" 3, Owen „. 'hild's Table Book;" 4, Owen 3tius., "Aunt J udy's Tales." Preparatory Class.-I, Thomas mi., "The Children's Prize;" 2, Owen min., The Children/a Friend." • e IT?11? ChaIBmAN then stated how pleased he was with what'he had seen and heard. He felt great pleasure in supporting British Schools and National Schools and all means of education. (Cheenh) He was ashamed to say that he had resided some time in this neighbour- hood in ignorance of the fact that a, really good middle- class school existed in Bala, and it only remained for the inhabitants of the neighbourhood tc-support the school in the way they ought, to make it a boon to the neighbour- hood, and attract pupils from a distance. From what they witnessed there was no doubt this school had a good master. He hoped to become better acquainted with the school, and would always be willing to assist its progress to the best erf his power. He exhorted^ the boys to per- serveraaace, and pointed out the success of George Ste- phenson and others. To encourage them to work in school he would assist them out of school, and would give them a set orcricketing materials for the next season. (Cheers.) A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by the Rev. D!. EVANS and seconded by J. JONES, Esq., Fron- dderw, who stated that he had known the school since he was nine years of age, and it had never been in such a state of efficiency as it now was. (Cheers.) The Rev. T. MORGAN, Rural Dean, one of the trustees, also addressed the meeting, and thanked Mr Phillips, in the name of the trustees, for the success of the school. Cheers were given by the boys for "The Chairman," The Ladies," The Holidays," and "The Master," and the proceedings were brought to a close by singing the National Anthem.
CORWEN. PUzqIy READINGS.—The third series of these popular meetings came of at the National Schoolrooms on Thurs- day evening last, under the presidency of J. R. Walker, Esq. A well-arranged programme Was gone through with success GO^B?RBY A BULL.—On Tuesday, the 14th, a woman named Mary Jones, of G-lyndyfrdwy, while proceeding along the Holyhead-road, near Corwen Dee bridge, met a herd of bulls, driven along the road for loading at Corwen station, when one of them rushed forward, and, with his horns threw her right over a hedge into a field, causing severe injuries. She was at once conveyed to, Corwen, where Dr Walker attended her. The owner of the beast was Mr William Williams, cattle dealer, Bala. This should be a caution to everyone not to drive these ferocious animals without having them properly fastened up. A great number of them, at this time of the year, are conveyed from one place to the other.
TOWYN. RENT AUDIT.—The half-yearly rent audit of the Ynys- ymaengwyn estate was held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, in last week. The usual dinne? took place at the Town Hall, where about ninety of the tenantry sat down to a very bountiful repast, served up in host Parry's excellent style. Mr Spackman, the respected agent, presided. The usual toasts followed, and a very pleasant meeting terminated at an early hour. OBTAINING MQNEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES —At Bryncrug, on the 10th instant, William Edwards, sailor 40, was brought up in custody charged with obtaining Is. under false pretences from Mary Jones, a widow. Mary Jones said: I live at Bryncrug. On the 10th instant the prisoner came to my house and wanted lodging, and said he was the mate of a large ship loaded with timber, and arrived at Aberdovey on Friday from America. He said he would pay me 16s. a week for his lodgings, and 21 for washing his sea clothes. I said that I had only one bed m the house, and if he consented to sleep with my son that I would ask my son's consent. He said that he would rather sleep alone. He said that he was going to meet the captain at Towyn, and if he was not paid he would get £ 2; that would do till Monday. I gave nim his dinner on the understanding that he was becoming my lodger. I also gave him his tea. He told me he had to meet the captain at half-past five at Towyn; that the captain was coming from Aberdovey to meet him. He said that the ship brought timber for Jones and Griffiths to Aberdovey. Before going out he asked me for 2s. 6d. to get his chest out of the station, and he was contriving how he could get his chest from the station to my house. My son volunteered to go with him to fetch it. I gave him one shilliog to get his chest from the station, and he went off at four o'clock to Towyn to meet his captain and for his chest, but I did not see him from then till now.— Morris Jones said: I am the son of Mary Jones. The prisoner came to our house on Saturday, saying he came from Aberdovey, and that he was the chief mate of a large ship belonging to Briggs and Co., Liverpool, which arrived at Aberdovey from America. I saw my mother give thp prisoner some money, and I went with him to Towyn to assist him to bring his chest. When at Towyn the prisoner said he was going to Mr Parry's to the captain, and produced this card. „ Very soon after he gave me the slip and I did not see him till this day.—P.S. Thomas Roberts proved charging prisoner with the offence, and stated that prisoner said that all he had said was false.—Prisoner had no question to ask any of the witnesses. He said that all he said was false, and he was sorry for it.—Committed for trial—The prisoner had been to Aberdovey on Sunday and obtained his and tea from a captain's wife, pretending to take lodgings with her for a month, and it is supposed that he had some- thing worse in view as he had found a lonely house with only one woman in it but he was just found out in time.
m THE LATE MR D. WILLIAMS, M.P. The late David Williams, M.P., of Castle Deudraeth, was born on the 30th June, 1799, and for many years practised with distinguished success as a solicitor at Pwllheli and Portmadoc. Through his influence the former town obtained the privileges of a municipal cor- poration, and he was appointed the first town clerk after the passing of the Municipal Corporations Act. In the year 1S41 he became clerk of the peace for Merionethshire, and though he retired from practice as a solicitor about the year 1850, he continued to hold that appointment till 1859, when he resigned it, and was succeeded by his nephew, the present clerk of the peace. At the general election of 1859 Mr Williams, pressed by a few good liberals, consented to become a candidate for the repre- sentation of the county in Parliament. The result is well remembered. The then sitting member, Mr W. W. E. Wynne, of Peniarth, contested the seat in the conser- vative interest, and after a close struggle succeeded in obtaining a majority of 38. Though defeated, Mr Williams was nothing daunted, and with that keen foresight and sound judgment which distinguished him throughout his eventful career, he at once directed the energies of his party to a close attention to the register. In 1865 another opportunity of contesting the seat presented itself, and Mr Williams again was induced to come forward as the champion of his party; his opponent this time being Mr W. R. M. Wynne, the son of his former antagonist. Again he was unsuccessful, being defeated by the reduced majority of thirty-one. The cause of this second defeat must unquestionably be attributed to bid management in some of the districts and want of efficient central organization. Notwithstanding these defeats, neither the liberal party nor their able and resolute leader lost heart, but went on yearly strengthening their position at the Registration Courts. Last year the third opportunity arrived, and the party again appealed to their veteran leader. This time, however, owing to advancing years and infirmities, he was reluctant to undertake the fatigue and arduous duties of a contest, and at first he declined stedfastly to be put in nomination. In the month of August a deputation, consisting of most of the influen- tial members of the party, waited upon him at Castle Deudraeth, and after some hours' pleading, the most power- ful argument being that he was the only man certain to secure success, he reluctantly consented to place himself once more at his countrymen's service. The result is well known, and of too recent occurrence to require any detailed account. It is sufficient to say that a week before the polling-day, Mr Wynne found his case was hopeless, and with a degree of good sense and considera- tion, which we cannot too highly commend, he resolved not to put the electors to the enormous trouble and incon- venience of going to the poll when the result was certain, and accordingly left his powerful antagonist deservedly master of the situation. We are not over-rating Mr Williams's success in stating that coming as it did before any other liberal victory in the Principality, it had an enormous moral effect upon the issue of other contests —notably of that in the adjoining county of Carnarvon. We believe that Merionethshire had always been looked upon as the stronghold of conservatism in the Principality, till Mr Williams arose to dispel the illusion. It is true an attempt had been made in 1836 by Sir William Wynne on behalf of the liberals, to wrest the representation from the tories, but the effort was a futile one, Sir William being defeated by a majority of upwards of 350, and only polling some 150 votes in the aggregate. In fact, cor.« servatism held the county with an iron grip from the time of the Commonwealth, when Col. John Jones represented it in the liberal interest, till 1868. Unfortunately for the county, the victory came too late to yield, in the person of its favourite champion, the fruits which a few years earlier might have been secured. Mr Williams, struggling bravely against the seeds of a fatal complaint, went up to London last December, and was sworn in as member for the county on the opening of Parliament; but the effort was too great, and he was seized with the first attack. For some weeks he was laid up, and attended by Sir William Jenner, and in January was so far better as to be able to return home. He was, however, again attacked, and continued in a critical state for some months. About the end of May he was again somewhat better, and accompanied by his medical adviser, Dr Roberts, of Portmadoc (whose skill and devotion saved him on several occasions), he went up to London in time to be carried to the House of Commons to record his vote in favour of the third reading of the Irish Church Bill. This was the last time he was able to go to the House, and after varied alternations of attacks more or less severe, and short intervals of slight improvement, his powerful constitution ultimately gave way, and he passed away to his rest peacefully on the afternoon of the 15th inst. Mr Williams was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the counties of Merioneth and Carnarvon, and served the office of sheriff for each of them—for the former in 1861, and the latter in 1862. Few men in the Principality have left their mark so indelibly behind them as the late mem- ber. To him in a great degree the public owe the advantages of railway communication along the North Welsh Coast, and from Carnarvon to Pwllheli and Port- madoc. He was a director of the Cambrian and Carnar- sbia-e railways from the commencement and up to the time of his death. In his own neighbourhood" the work of his energetic mind is everywhere visible. The dismal: swamp of Gors-y-Penrhyn he has converted into smiling com and pasture, and the ague-striken and squalid village of Penrhyndeudraeth into an important and flourishing little town. Through his instrumentality, post-offices and postal services have been established in all manner of out-of-the-way places. He has gratuitously given in fee, or leased for long .terms at nominal rents, the sites for a church and parsonage, eight chapels in various parts ot the country, and lour scnoois r Desiaes being instrumental in obtaining from others a vast number of sites and endowments for similar objects. We suppose there are very ffew men connected with Wales who have been so ready and so- successful in helping their country- men to obtain Government and other appointments. For the last fifteen; or twenty years, we believe that he had seldom less than from thirty to forty people in his con- stant employ, and that they were employed principally on works of drainage, cotttage-building, or other improve- ments in his neigbourhood. His remains will rest in Penrhyn churchyard, in the midst of a town created by himself, and surrounded by works of permanent improve- ment, that will form a monument to him more durable than brass. In deference to urgent representations from many quarters, it has been decided that his funeral shall be a public one, and it will take place on Thursday, the 23rd iost., at one p.m., at Penrhyn.
Births, Marriages, and. Deatns. BIRTHS. 13th, the wife of Mr J. SMITH, National Schools, Llan- fair-Caereinion, of a daughter. MARRIAGES 10th, at Llawrbettws Church, by the Rev. R. Davies, Mr HENRY JONES, Alwen Saw Mills, to Miss MARY ANN, daughter of Mr JOHN JONES, wheelwright, Druid, Cor.wen. 14th, at Llanaber Church, by the Rev. John Jones, rector, assisted by the- Rev. Owen Jones, curate of Llan- aber, the Rev. OWEN WYNN JONES, Glasynys, to Mrs JONES, Barmouth. 14th, at St. Peter's Church, Hammersmith, London, by the Rev. G. H. Tidcombe, EDWARD JAMSS BOURNE CBITTERDEN, Esqi to MARIANNE, fourth daughter of the late THOMAS. JAMES LLOYD, Esq., of Uandegfan, Anglesea. 16th, at the Walsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Mach- ynlleth, by the Rev. J. Foulkes Jones, B. A., assisted by the Rev. T. J. Wheldon, M.A., Newtown, Mr DAVID HUGHES, flannel merchant, Newtown, to* ANNIE, third daughter of the. lbte Mr DAVID OWEN, builder, Mach- ynlleth. DEATHS. 9th, aged 22; JOHN, eldest son of Mr JOHN JONES, car- penter, Llandrillo. 9th, aged 85, Mrs LLOYD, motherr of Mr D. Lloyd, draper, of Aberystwyth. 9th, aged 29, at Carmarthen, th Rev. J. HUGHES, curate of Meifod, youngest son of the late Rev. Isaac Hughes, Vicar-of Llandyfriog and Blaenporth, Cardigan- shire. 15th, aged: 70, at Castle-Deudraeth, DAVID WILLIAMS, Esq., M.P..for Merionethshire. 16th, aged-18, EDWARD, youngest son of Mr RICHARD JONES, 1Q, Marine-terrace, Aberystwyth.
TIDE TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. Dec. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. pm. Sat. 18 6 52 7 12 7 21 7 41 7 1 7 21 Sun. 19 7 31 7 59 8 0 8 19- 7 40 7 59 Mon 20 8 10 8 2 8 39 8 58 8 19 8 38 Tues. 21 8 47 9 7 9 16 9 36 8 56 9 16 Wed. 22 9 27 9 47 9 56 1016 9 36 9 56 Thur. 23 10 9 10 30 10 38 ia 59 10 18 10 39 Fri. 24 10 53 11 17 11 22 11 2 11 26
Shipping Intelligence. PORTMADOC. ARRIVED.—Princess Royal, Owen,! and'EUen Beatrice, Owen; Three Janes, Roberts; Love, Ellis; Energy, Thomas; Letitia, Morgan; Severn, Owen; Williams, Roberts; Candace, Evans; Stranger, Parry; John Williams, Jones; Kate, Lewis; Petit Louise, Owen Star, Ellis; Prince of Wales, Roberts; Rebecca (B.S.), Williams. SAILED.—Edith, Jones Rebecca (s.s.) ABERDOVEY. ARRIVED.—Jane Jones and Jane Sophia, from New- g>rt; Ellen Williams and Elizabeth Richards, London; osina and Ala Charles, Dublin; Midas, Swansea; Primrose, Aberystwyth. SAILED.—Catherine, for Swansea; Gleaner, Belfast; Jane Owen, Aberdeen; Samuel Dickson, Wexford Ellen Williams, Bangor.
We (Pall Mall Gazette) learn from Ireland that in con- sequence of certain information which reached the Govern- ment through private sources last week, it has been found necessary to take precautionary measures against possible attempts at insurrection in certain districts. Lord Strath. nairn received instructions to prepare seven flying columns, under picked officers, ready to move at an hour's warning on any parts of the country threatened by Fenian dis- affection,
General. A Nottingham paper records the death of a working man who had brought up eighteen orphans with his own family. The Queen has just paid a visit to an old woman of 101, an agricultural labourer's widow, who had expressed a desire to see her Majesty. The Standard says the committee formed for the pur- pose of honouring the late Lord Derby's memory have abandoned their original design, and have determined that the memorial shall be a national one, raised by a general subscription, and erected on a public site. Three years on Sunday 360 men and bovs lost their lives by the terrible Oaks Colliery accident, and 160 bodies are still buried in the workings. The total sub- scriptions for the widows and children amounted to the large sum of 246,884, and last year the total payments were 24,677. 1 J A few days ago a Britith sailor, invalided home from China, and who bad manifested great anxiety to reach England, to die on his own native shores, was being car- ried ashore at Woolwich Dockyard, and, on being placed on a stretcher on the ground, said, I have arrived home at last," and immediately expired. A deputation from the Provincial Newspaper Society waited upon the Lord Chancellor last week to represent the disqualification to which the proprietors of provincial papers were liable, in being excluded from the com- mission of the peace. The Lord Chancellor thanked the deputation for the information afforded him, and prom- ised to give the subject his most careful consideration. In Sir W. Bodkin's Court, last week, a jury acquitted a prisoner after very conclusive evidence had, in the Judge's opinion, been offered for the prosecution. He therefore told the jury to exercise their common sense, and reconsider their verdict. The jury did so, and adhered to it, whereat the judge transferred them to Mr Payne's Court, and tried the remainder of the cases with a fresh jury. At Ingatestone, Essex, a girl, 17 years of age, has been shot dead in the presence of her father by a neighbour who had taken up a gun and pointed it at the girl in fun. No sooner had the gun gone off than the man, throwing up his hands, exclaimed to the father of the girl, Oh, Bob, what have I done? I've shot poor Ann." Mr Hiram A. Briggs, a well-known merchant of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested in that place on the 19th ult., on the charge of attempting to poison his entire family, consisting of his wife, his son (who is in partnership with him), two daughters, and a little grand- child, by putting arsenic in flour for the bread of the family, of which he did not partake himself. The family were made sick, but no one died. The popular demonstrations in Italy against the Ecu- menical Council have not been of a vigorous character. Meetings have been held at Verona, Pisa, and Loretto, and resolutions adopted proclaiming religious liberty and asserting the right of the Italian nation to Rome; but the attendance was small, and the audiences undemonstrative. The reconciliation between the Sultan and the Egyptian Viceroy is complete. At Cairo, on the 9th, amid salvoes of artillery, the firman, newly received from Constantinople and accepted by Ismail Pasha, was formally read; and the misunderstanding has thus termi- nated apparently to the perfect satisfaction of suzerain and vassal. Our usually well-informed contemporary, the Observer, understands that the conclusion arrived at by the mem- bers of the Cabinet is that there is nothing in the present state of affairs" in Ireland to require the hurried suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act." Infor- mation of some contemplated "sensational exploit" has been received by the Government, but no serious outbreak is apprehended. As a matter of precaution, however, the Government has increased the military strength at the disposal of the Lord-Lieutenant. One of the reasons which the Duke of Abercorn gave at the Ulster banquet for the rarity of the Prince of Wales's visits to Ireland will probably be heard of again. The Prince has told the Duke that the sister island would see him oftener if "pecuniary reasons did not stand in the way." His income, said the Duke, is not sufficient for the duties he has to perform in London, where he often has to replace the Sovereign. He has to take her place in London, and that causes him to have a greater expenditure than was contemplated when his income was originally fixed." At Blackburn, on Saturday, a boy ten years of age, named John Waring, was charged with maliciously injuring a child under four years of age, named Edward Smith, by placing his bare body on the fire. On the previous Mon- day Smith and Waring, and two other children were play- ing, when Smith began to sing the election song, Homby for ever." Waring said if he sang it again he would put him on the fire. Smith, not to be intimidated, replied that he would box" Waring, and again sang the song whereupon Waring lifted him upon a chair, turned up his clothing, and seated him on the top-bar of the fire grate, where be, held him for some time. It is already known that great dissatisfaction exists in consequence of the choice which has been made of a suc- cessor to Dr Temple in the head-mastership of Rugby, the appointment, it is alleged, having been made on grounds other than those of academical distinction or per- sonal fitness. Nowhere, we believe, is this feeling stronger than at Rugby itself, especially amongst those who are intimately connected' with the reputation and prosperity of the school. We hear that practical shape is about to be given to the opposition which the appointment of Mr Hayman has evoked;: and that the under-masters have decided upon presenting a memorial to the trustees of the school, requesting them to re-consider the recent nomina- tion to the head-mastership. On Friday week at sixoJclock a.m. 120 colliers went down one of Lord Dudley's pita near Wolverhampton, for their day's work. At noon their dinnersi in the ordinary course of things, would have been sent down to them, but an hour previously the wheel of the drawing engine, about two tons in weight, suddenly snapped. The skips, "One ascending, and the other descending, were thus fixed about midway in the shafts,, and the circulation of air be- came greatly impeded in the-more distant workings. The men then congregated near the bottoms of the shafts, where they got air enough, but no food could be passed to them. The difliculty was, not surmounted until eleven o'clock on, Friday night, when after an enforced abstinence of seventeen hours the hungry band was brought to the surface. The Rev. George Milne, an Independent minister living at Southport, has obtained a verdict for £ 2,090 against the London and North-Western Railway Company, for injuries sustained in an accident near Leeds. On the 12th November, 1868, thirteen menths after the accident, he had a paralytic attack which rendered him so complete a wreck that his evidence had to be taken by commission. The question in dispute was whether the paralysis resulted from the accident. The defendants contended that it was too resoote from the time of the collision to have been caused by it, and the fact that the plaintiff had been able after the accident to travel about the country and: deliver addresses, night after night, in favour of the British and Foreign Bible Society, was relied.on in proof of this.. On the other side it was me intained: that from the time of the accident the plaintiff gradually became worse, until his final seizure, and that there was a contiguity of symptoms throughout. It is not generally known that, besides her large con- valescent home at Woodford, Mrs Gladstone hasorganized at Brook-road, Clapton, a convalescent home for relapsing fevar patients, taken from home or hospital indifferently. The home has been opened only a fortnight, during which time twelve convalescents have been admitted,, one of whom has been discharged quite cured, and the remaining eleven are all improving. There are thirty beds in the two houses which jointly constitute the home—one house being assigned to the male, the other to the female patients; but it is a singular fact that few sufferers from this relapsing, or, more properly speaking, famine fever, are yet sufficiently recovered to be deemed convalescent; the sudden, outbreak has been too recent, save in the oldest cases. The business of the home is.conducted by some of tfie gentlemen, who have interested: themselves in the Woodford Home, and the house is superintended by a 'en e lady of position, who. gives herself to the work of doing good; so that the whole management is gratuitous, and the names, if it were not an impertinence to give them, would be sufficient guarantee for its efficiency.
MAILS FOR AUSTRALIA.—The next mails for Australia will be despatched from London-Vii, Southampton on the moraing of Saturday, the 25th December. Via Marseilles, on the evening of Friday, the 31st December. SHOCKING OCCURRENCE.—A frightful suicide took place. on the Neath and Brecon line on the 6th. It appears that the train leaving Brecon at 11,55 a.m. proceeded at its usual speed towards Neath, calling at the intermediate stations, when after rounding the curve near Penwylt a man dressed in a white smock and the ordinary attire of a labourer emerged from behind the buttress of the road bridge, and, unseen by the driver, placed himself at full length on the near rail. The whole of the train passed over his body, cutting it completely into fragments, part of the flesh adhering to the engine wheels. The frightful mutilation was witnessed by the guard, who also saw parts of the body on the line move, by muscular contraction, into the channel by the rails after the train had gone over them. The driver was not aware of the terrible disaster till after the train had arrived at the station. The frag- ments of the body were subsequently gathered up to await he coroner's inquest. NATIONAL EDUCATION LEAGUE.—The following monthly statement has been issued "The officers have to record important progress since a previous statement was issued on 1 po the 6th of November. At that date only ten branches had been formed, and arrangements were in progress for the formation of forty others. At the present date there are forty-two branches formed in operation; and sixty-four others are in course of formation. Upwards of twenty public meetings, open to all persons, whether agreeing with or dissenting from the league, have been held in the course of the month, and at all of them resolutions ap- proving of the programme of the league have been almost unanimously carried. Most of these meetings have been attended by deputations from the executive committee. Several new publications have been issued during the month. Numerous additions of members have taken place-the names of 561 having been received at the cen- tral office, including many prominent friends of education, amongst whom may be specially mentioned Mr R. W. Dale (Birmingham), and the Rev. E. Mellor (Halifax), as representing the Congregational body. The number of mem- bers now enrolled at the central office is 3,836, as against 3,275 last month. Of these 410 are clergymen of the Church of England or ministers of Nonconformist churches. Large additions have been made to the number of members by enrolments in the several branches, to which, as a matter of course, new names may be expected to go. In regard to funds, an equally satisfactory report has to be made. Up to November 6th, the total amount promised was £ 21,236, payable by annual instalments of ten por cent. The amount promised up to November 30th, is £ 33,350, shew-, ing an increase of £ 12,114, during the month,
Ecclesiastical. The Rev. Dr Brock has been presented with a purse of 21,000 by his congregation. The well-known pamphlet, "The Pope and the Council, by Janus," has been condemned by the Roman Index. The Weekly Register says that the Bishop of London has lately refused to ordain two candidates for Anglican orders because they believe in the Real Presence. On the 8th the Bishop of Ely presided over a meeting of the Anglo-Continental Society at Willis's Rooms, at which resolutions were passed, declaring that the unity of the Christian Church could not be obtained by declaring the infallibility of the head of one Church, and recommending union amongst all Christians, in order to oppose the aggressions of Rome. A conference of Wesleyans on education has just been held in London. No resolutions were passed but the Pall Mall Gazette is told that the strength of the opposition shown to the denominational system "appeared to surprise all." Recent American advices state that the churches in Boston are endeavouring to do away with pew-rents and reserved seats, and that the experiment, as far as it goes, pays well. A church in Cambridge which last year received 1,400 dollars from rented pews, this year received 3,000 dollars by the voluntary contributions of those who occupied its free seats and other churches who have tried the experiment find that they raise more money in that way than by renting their pews. The consecration of Dr Temple to the Bishopric of Exeter will take place in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, the ul"Sv, Thomas's Day. In the event of the Archbishop of Canterbury not being sufficiently recovered by that time, the ceremony will be performed by the Archbishop of York, who will, in all probability, be assisted by the Bishops of London, Chester, Worcester, and St David s. Lord Arthur Hervey, Bishop-elect of Bath and Wells, will be consecrated at the same time and wobablv on the same day the Venerable Henry MacS M A Archdeacon of Nottingham, will be admitted suffrasrsm Bishop of Lincoln. The Lancet says that the Archbishop of Canterbury is gaining strength, and is now removed daily to a room ad- joining his bedroom. Motion is now complete in the leg, and sensibility is returning to the left arm. The appetite and spirits are good, and the pulse is becoming steady the variableness of range before noticed being no longer observable. An attempt made on Thursday to stand upon the the affected leg, and to move the foot of that side forwards, was not altogether unsuccessful. On the whole, his grace proceeds favourably, and the fact that there has been no recurrence of the more important symptoms since the 23rd of last month furnishes his medical attendants with a reasonable hope that his amendment may now proceed without interruption. Dr Pusey, who does not appear to be distinguished by accuracy of statement, recently asserted that Professor Baden Powell, one of the least abused of the Essayists and Reviewers died without the consolations of religion Mr Flower writes to say that the allegation is utterly untrue. Up to within a few days of his fatal illness, the Professor, we are informed regularly attended Divine service and the Holy Communion, and at home read every night from the Liturgy to his family and servants. His physical sufferings on his death.bed were great, but never did one single expression escape him that did not tell of peace, of resignation to God's will. and of faith in the religion in which he had been brought up, in which he had always lived, and in which he was then dying." The Bishop of Lincoln has addressed another letter to Dr Temple, pointing out that "the lawful authority of Convocation will be set at naught if Dr Temple come to consecration with a condemned volume in his hand. Dr Wordsworth, after again imploring the bishop elect to disavow his responsibility for Essays and Reviews," says Greatly should I then be gladdened in being with you on such an occasion in that great and glorious minster with which it was my privilege and happiness to be connected for twenty-four years. But if this cannot be-if, by persisting in that refusal, you exclude me from it-then I feel myself bound not to keep silence, and, in the name of vt f\ 9Tea', 5ea? ,°^ Church (with deep sorrow I say it.) 1 must disclaim all responsibility in your consecration, and solemnly record my dissent from it, and my protest againstit." Steps are being taken to organise a counter-demonstra- tion to that held at St, John's College, Cambridge, in favour of the abolition of University Tests. On the 29th ult. Messrs E. H. Perowne, of Corpus, H. J. Hotham (Trinity), and Arthur Holmes (of Clare), acting as secretaries to an association for opposing the abolition, have circulated a protest for signature among the resident heads, fellows, or ex-fellows of colleges, professors and officers or ex-officers of the University, or of some college wherein they declare their opinion that the abolition tests will "seriously imperil the Christian character of the university and colleges," and deprecate any legislation which will place the government and teaching of the universities "in the hands of persons who are not members of the Established Church." A Lancashire clergyman publicly makes the amende honorable to Mr Gladstone. In a letter addressed to the Premier, and which has been published, the writer begins by saying that he cannot refrain from expressing his heart- felt gratitude for the appointment of Dr Temple to the see of Exeter; and the next paragraph is as follows:At the last election for South Lancashire I opposed you on account of your intended measure for the Irish CW^ With sorrow of heart I have arrived at the conclusion, from the foolish and impudent attitude of my brother clergy towards yourself and your distinguished nominee that before many years have passed, the highest intellect of the country will be driven beyond the pale of the Church, and that the educated laymen^ conscious of being mentally in advance of their nationally appointed teachers, will demand its disestablishment and disendowment." The Record, discusses with much indignation and evident alarm, the revolutionary meeting at Cambridge (the Oxford meeting is not mentioned) for the "unchurchingof that noble University and its various Colleges." Mr Gladstone is warned that if "the monstrous request of these agitators" (elsewhere described as "these malcontents" and "these political busybodies") is complied with, in a few years "wa may see Unitarians, Secularists, Jews, and even Mahometans and Parsees, filling the chair of University Professors." But even Mr Gladstone, it is hoped, will have grace given him to pause before he con- sents to the wild P-pomli "the antichristian project" 01 taking the very extremest measure of making Sir John Coleridge s Permissive Bill compulsory;" and, meanwhile all who value Scriptural and Protestant truth, are earnest^ ly exhorted to "rally rouud both the Universities at this crisis, and do all they can to avert the threatened calamity." Canon Girdlestcne was asked to sign a memorial against Dr Temple's consecration. In his reply the canon said I can come to no other conclusion than that which I have all along felt to be the right one, namely, that the sooner Dr Temple is consecrated the better it will be for the Church at large and the diocese of Exeter in particular. I feel also that, though no doubt they are acting from the most conscientious, but I think mistaken motives, Bishop Trower, and his associates deserve anything but thanks, at !e^ ^minded with me My belief jsthat the Word orGod has much more to fear from the trammels of revived priestcraft than from intelligent inquiry however free, arad the Church of Englandliore .WuShVSe. The Bishap of Llandaff writes to Archdeacon Denison— I cannot 6ut think, with all possible respect for Dr Temple s high ehara^er and personal feelings, that before his consecration the Church has a right to expect that he will maka such a declaration of his sentiments as will ,aJlay ™ existing agitation, restore peaee and comfort to the Chuarch, and enable the consecrating bishops to per- form this most solemn and responsible ct ther functions in this instance, not only with satisfaction to themselves-as their known convictions of Dr Temple's faith and ex- cellence might oheuwise enable them to. do-but also with- the assurance that they will not at the same time wound- the feelings, and perhaps unsettle the faith of thousands of their brethren, and expose both themselves and tho Church, and, I may add, the acknowledged Supremacy of the Crown, to the scoffs and derision of her enemies. LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL HAiiL-Mrs S. A. 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