LOCAL FINANCE.—THE CONFIDING ELECTOR. (From the Oswestry Advertizer.) There is nothing much more remarkable in our nationa life than the confiding character of the English ratepayer He grumbles when he sees the announcement of a new rate and he frowns upon the collector; but the implicit trust which he reposes in his representatives is a thing to be won- dered at more than almost anything else we can name. The amount of local taxation has increased in a comparatively short period from £8,000,000 to £ 16,000.000, and a very great portion of that immense sum is spent, we may truthfully say, as far as the ratepayers are concerned, in the dark. Without taking into account at present the considerable item of county expenditure, there is ample room for curious enquiry within the limits of Local Boards and Town Councils, particularly when we bear in mind that of the increase mentioned above no lpss than £ 5,000,000 is due to town improvements. Oswestry is a place where heavy rates are not altogether un- known, and that town will serve as well as any other to illustrate the singular eonfidingness" of the English rate- payer, although many of our remarks about it will, no doubt, apply with equal force to other places in Shropshire and Montgomeryshire. Oswestry has contributed no insignificant share to the growth of improvement rates," and every rate- payer is periodically conscious of the fact. He has to dip pretty deep down into his pocket for the money which has provided us with a somewhat less continuous supply of water than we had before, and a system of drainage that, on the whole, is satisfactory, and, probably, well worth the money spent upon it. But how much does the ratepayer know, financially, either about the muddle of the water supply, or the successful drainage system ? A formal statement has been made, no doubt, and there is a vague idea floating about the town tfiat so many thousands have been borrowed to carry out pub- lic works; but, such is the trustfulness of the ratepayer's nature, he leaves all the details to his aldermen and his town councillors. They may spend his money as they like, and drain his pockets almost as effectually as they drain his streets* without his ever asking to see their little bill. The alder- manic gown is often despised, and the councillor's seat un- envied but it is something to be trusted in implicitly, not only as honest citizens but also as perfect financiers, by a large bodv of one's fellow men, and we must protest against the estimate occasionally formed of civic dignities. The ratepayers, it is true, are not always careful to select the very best man that can be found. Beer, perhaps, with many of them, is as important an element in determining a vote, as the business qualifications or public spirit of the candidate; but, once elected, the councillor has no reason to complain of his constituents. In their eyes, the act of election has as much virtue as an ecclesiastical ffte in the eyes of the sacer- dotalist; and the man who, on the 8th of November, is a very indifferent citizen, on the 9th is a faultless member of the Local Authority, fit to be blindly entrusted with the manage- ment of the public purse. The law, it is true, is less confiding than the ratepayer, and requiries, in the case of Local Boards established where there'is no Town Council, that the accounts thall be published periodically in a newspaper, so that all those who supply the money may easily see how it is spent; but even in these cases, so great is the confidence reposed in Local Boards, the law, we believe, is often ignored. In old corporate towns, by an absurd anomaly, a similar publication is not required, and, although the accounts may be printed and obtained by those who enquire for them, they are, to all intents and purposes, never laid before the ratepayers. How many of our readers have any definite, or indeed indefinite, idea of the amount of public money annually expended in the district where they live? Or, if they know the amount in round numbers, how many of them are acquainted with the manner in which it is expended, or the channels through which the stream of rates from their pockets annually flows ? Do they pay their tailor without asking for his account ? Do they place that implicit confidence in their grocer which is so totichinglv ex- tended to their town councillor, and allow him to have their money on demand? The grocer and the town councillor may be one and the same person, but the ratepayer makes a delicate distinction between Mr BLANK behind the counter, and Councillor BLANK in the Council Chamber. We have mentioned S16,000 as the annual amount of local taxa- tion and we have no hesitation in saying that a very large proportion of it could be saved by judicious management. But it will never be saved by u confiding" ratepayers. A trustful disposition is a charming object of contemplation, especially when it is extended to men of an equally con- fiding nature, who, without the sinister intentions of the celebrated Chinee, Smile asthey sit by the table, With the smile that is childlike and bland, and, in their turn, contentedly leave the accounts to a com- mittee. But trustfulness does not always reap the reward of well-managed finance or, indeed, any reward at all that we can discover. It Is quite possible that the local representa- tives of all our readers are perfectly well-meaning men; and we should be sorry, indeed, if any remark of ours were under- stood to cast the smallest discredit upon the good intentions of Oswestry or any other Local Board; but, with all our respect for local parliaments and confiding ratepayers, we should like to see a disposition on the one side to know how the money is spent, and on the other, not only to spend it carefully, but also to give a full account of the expenditure in the most public manner possible. There was an instance only the other day, in which some hundreds of pounds were yearly saved in the Oswestry Incorporation, first by a little criticism, and then, a painstaking enquiry. No dishonesty was imputed; and it would be unjustifiable to bring whole- sale charges of even deliberate carelessness about the public money against our local representatives. It was better management that effected the saving we have referred to and it is impossible to say in how many other departments the same thing might be accomplished, and would b if the light of publicity were brought to bear upon local finance.
(TVc do not necessarily endorse the opinions of the writers in this colmn.)
IIELAETIIIAD YR ETIIOLFKAINT ETO. Hyd yn h n, er fod lluaws mawr o ferched yn byw I y mown tai yn cael eu dal ganddynt hwy eu hunain, ac yn trin tyddynod yn eu hcnwau eu hunain, ac yn mhob modd yn talu trethi, ac yn agored i gael eu dewis i was- anaethu mewn swycklau fel y meibion, eto er hyn i gyd gwaherddir hwy i gael rhan na chyfran yn newisiad aelodau y Senedd sydd yn codi neu yngostwng, yn newid neu yn dileu y trethi hyn, a hyny yn unig am—wel !— am yr anffawd eu bod yn ferched Y mae y meibion wedi bod wrthi, er dechreu y ganrif hon, yn cynhyrfu nefoedd a daear, nes y maent o'r diwedd wedi mynu rhan helacth o u hawliau ond pan ddaw y merched druain yn mlaeni hawliobreintiaucyffelyb,y rnae acglwyddi ygread- igaeth yn troi arnynt, ac yn gwrthod eu cais gyda dirmyg. A rhyfedd mor anghyson ydynt yn hyn. Dadleuir y dylid cynrychioli eiddo yn y Senedd, er mwyn gwarafun pleidlais i bob dyn; ond pan y mae yr eiddo yn fecldiant merched, nid yw y rheswm hwn o ddim gwerth ganddynt. Dywedant eilwaith. os dylid rhoddi pleidlais i ferched, y dylid hefyd roddi bawl iddynt i gael eistedd yn y Senedd. Nid ydym yn gallu gweled y foment hon y byddai rbyw berygl mawr pe gwelid dwsin neu ddau o honynt yn cael eistedd yn St. Stephen, mwy na llawer o hen wragedd sydd yno yn nillad meibion eisioes. Ond nid yw y rheswin hwn i'r pwynt. Rhoddir pleidlais i offeiriaid, ond nid oes ganddynt hawl i eistedd yn y Senedd; a phil. lithriad oddiwrth yr egwyddor hon fyddai rhoddi pleidlais i ferched, er na fyddai ganddynt hwythau hawl i eistedd yno ? Ond y rheswm cryfaf sydd gan y blaid hon dros wrthwynebu rhoddi pleidlais i ferched yelyw, fod eu goruchwylion a'u galwedigaethau hwy yn gorwedd mewn cyfeiriad hollol wahanol. Gwaith y merclied yw cyneu tan, golchi'r ty, trin y plant, pobi, golclii, smwddio, coginio, gwnio, a thraddodi curtain lectures. Ar drothwy'r ty y mae'r arglwydd yn cyfarfod y wraig, ac yn dweyd wrthi, Hyd yma y deui, ac nid yn mliellach. Tybiant pe rhoddid pleidlais i'r merched a'r gwragedd y dylera edrych allan am chaos yn y tai, ac am weled y rhyw deg a'u mwynder wedi ymado yn y fan. Ond tra y mae y gwrthwynebwyr yn llefaru fel hyn, y maent yn anghofio mai inerch sydd yn eistedd ar deyrn- gadair Prydain Fawr, mai merch yw pen yr Eglwys, mai inerch sydd yn meddu veto ar holl benderfyniadau y Senedd, yr eglwys. a'r Uys a'i bod ynddi ei hun yn cyf- ansoddi un ran o dair estate y wladwriaeth. Ond nid yw y merched ddim yn myned i oddef ddim yn hwy. Y mae ganddynt eu cymdeithasau a'u peirianwaith ar droed i fynu eu hawliau. Er y flwyddyn 1867 y mae cynyg- iadau wedi cael eu dwyn gerbron y Senedd i roddi etholfraint iddynt; ac er fod y mwyafrif yn erbyn y cynygiad nos Fawrth y 3ydd o Fai yn dri-ugain a naw, eto y mae yn amlwg nas gellir attal y mesur i ldasio yn hir. Wrth ddweyd hyn nid ydym yn anghofio fod Cvnghorau Trefol pwysig fel Croesoswallt a'r Trallwm wedi dangos eu teimladau yn ei erbyn. Pe gallesid mygu y mater hwn yn y Senedd fel y gwrthododd un o'r Cynghorau hyn dalu am fenthyg Hall yn ddiweddar i gynal cyfarfod trefol ar bwngc addysg, buasai y mater drosodd. Gan gofio yn wir, yn yr un cyfarfod ag y gwrthododd y Cynghor dalu am yr Hall, rhoddwyd hergwd hefyd i Miss Becker. Yr oedd y Cynghor yn ddigon mawr-neu fychan—i wrthod talu am yr Hall; ond nid oedd ei waith yn gwrthod pleidleisio droa hel- aethu yr etholfraint nac yma nac acw. Teimlai aelodau y Cynghor ei fod islaw eu hurddas hwy i gefnogi rhoddi pleidlais i ferched ond. mor fychan y rhaid iddynt deimlo eu hunain pan ddeallant fod dau arweinydd Ty y Cyffredin mor ffafriol iddo! Y mae Mr Disraeli yn meddwl mor fawr o'i wraig, fel y mynodd ei gwneyd yn ddiweddar yn Arglwyddes yn ei hawl ei hun, dan yr enw Viscountess Beaconsfield. Cyflwynai lyfr iddi hefyd fel un oedd iddo yn gydymaith a'i cefnogodd gyda'i chyngor a'i chydymdeimlad, fel beirniad manwl a llym, ac fel gwraig berffaith; a phleidleisiodd ef a Ward Hunt dros gynygiad Mr Jacob Bright, tra yr oedd Lord John Manners yn dawnsio o blaid y mesur. Nid yw Mr Glad- stone ychwaith yn ei erbyn. Mae'n wir nas gallasai bleidleisio drosto y tro hwn, a hyny, nid am nad oedd yn ei weled yn gyfiawn ynddo ei hun, nac yn debyg o esgor ar unrhyw ganlyniadau heblaw rhai daionua i'r merched ac i'r wladwriaeth, ond yn unig am nad yw ein dull pre- senol o bleidleisio yn ffafriol i'r tawelwch a'r rheoleidd-dra hwnw a'i gwnai yn ddiogel i'r rhyw fenywaidd fyned i'r poll. Pan ddaw pleidlais ddirgel yn drefn y dydd, gallwn ddisgwyl Mr Gladstone yn ddiamheu, yn gystal oherwydd cyfiawnder y peth ei hun, ag er mwyn peidio cael ei adael ar ol gan Mr Disraeli, yn pleidio drosto, ac yna ychwanegir tuag un rhan o chwech at nifer pleid- leiswyr y deyrnas ac yn ol pob tebyg effeithia hyn i fesur ar y pleidiau. Bydd hyn yn gam pwyaig i ddyrchafu y rhyw fenywaidd i'r safle y dylai fod ynddo fel un yn dwyn ei llawn ran o feichiau y wladwriaeth, ac un sydd i wneyd ei goreu o blaid ei lleshad. -0
EISTEDDFOD FAWREDDOG TOWYN, 1871. Dywed Mr Ceiriog Hughes, yn answyddogol, meddai ef, fod parotoadau ar droed i gael eisteddfod deilwng o'r enw yn y lie hwn tua mis Awst nesaf. Y mae "pwyllgor o'riawnryw" wedi ymrwymo i fod yn "gyfrifol" am unwaith, beth bynag-yn "gyfrifol" hyd y awm o dri chant o bunau, ac mewn gohebiaeth a holl ser sefydlog" yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol ac eisteddfodau mawreddog Rhyl a Chonwv. Buasai yn anmhosibl cael gwell lie na gwell dynion i gael oddiamgylch wyl odidog nag a geir yn Nhowyn. Bydd yn hawdd iawn cyrhaedd yno o bob rhan o'r Dywysogaeth a threfydd Lloegr; ac yr ydym yn lied sicr y bydd yn fantais fawr i'r dref i'r fath dor- feydd ag y gellir yn rhesymol eu disgwyl yno i'r Eis- teddfod, gael ymgydnabyddu a'i thraeth ardderchog. Prin y mae Towyn wedi gwneyd chwareu teg a hi ei hun yn y blynyddoedd a basiodd, trwy roddi cyhoeddus- rwydd i'w manteision fel ymdrochle nad ydym ni, o leiaf, wedi gweled ei debyg eto wedi ei ffafrio gan natur. Y mae hefyd "asgwrn yn nghoes" bechgyn Towyn, a rhywbeth heblaw clapiau ar eu hysgwyddau, fel pa beth bynag yr ymaflant ynddo, gallwn ddisgwyl iddynt ei wneyd. Ac yn awr hefyd dyma Ceiriog, yr hwn sydd yn llu ynddo ei hun, gyda hwy. Dylid cael Eisteddfod Dridiau iawn gyda'r fath fanteision. Nid oes nemor ddim yn anffafriol iddi fod yn llwyddianua. Yr amser i ymbarotoi yw y peth prinaf. Pe buasai yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, buasai raid ei chyhoeddi er's un-dydd a blwyddyn tra nad 068 yn hon ond oddeutu tri mis o amser o'i chyhoeddiad answyddogol cyntaf hyd ei chyn- aliad. Ond gellir dadleu yn erbyn prinder yr amser, trwy ddweyd fod o hyn dan Awst ddigon o amser i chwilio am lywyddion, i adeiladu pabell, i drefnu ar gyfer excursions, i'r bechgyn a'r merched i gael dillad newyddion, ac i argraphu programmes. Y mae yr holl gantorion a ddisgwylir yno i ganu hefyd eisioos yn barod. Dyna Miss Wynne yn medru Clychau Aberdyfi," Lewis Thomas Ruddier than the Cherry," ac Idris Fyehan yr holl bennillion gyda'r tanau, yn barod. Am y testynau: -Awdl y Gkadair, "Y Fynwentpryddest frith-fesur yr "Henafiaethydd;" cywydd, Y Dderwon tuchan- gerdd, Y Crach-foneddwrenglyn, "Y Ddafad;" hir a thoddaid ar fedd y diweddar hoff Mr J. D. Jones, Rhuthyn; can, "y Gwanwyntraethawd, "Hynaf- iaethau Meirion Orllewinoltraethawd, "Daeareg Meirion;" a nofel, Y Morwr;" y mae yn debyg fod y rhai hyn yn ready made, neu y gellir lleihau cyfrif- oldeb" y pwyllgor trwy atal y gwobrau. Rhaid i ni addef nad oes genym ronyn o gydymdeimlad a rhoddi testynau fel hyn i gyfansoddi arnynt "mewn munyd," neu lai na hyny—" mewn chwink ond os gall y pwyll- gor wneyd gwyl ysgafn, adloniadol, lawen, lan, byddant yn deilwng o bob clod a chefnogaeth.
The Bath and West of England Agricultural Society's Show will take place at Guildford, in Whitsun week, when, it is stated, the Prince of Wales will honour it with his presence. Mr Councillor Whitley, who has been for many years en- gaged in Sunday school tuition, stated on Monday night, when urging the cause of Sunday schools, that there were thousands of persons in Liverpool as ignorant of the first principles of our faith as the savages of India or America. Holding the principal place amongst our daily bever- ages, it is of the utmost importance that tea should be p■erfectly pure, as well as reliable in qnality. These ad- vantages are secured by purchasing Homiman's tea, imported without the mineral 'facing powder generally used by the Chinese to hide inferior leaves. Horniman's pure teas are sold only in sealed packets, Localí Aggbte are advertised in our columns. I
CLEARING THE WAY.. Government is clearing the way, of some of the numerous measures which obstruct it, to make sure of carrying some of the rema;n !er. Mr GosCHEN'a Local Government and Local Rating Bills, and part of Mr BRUCE'S Licensing Bill, are to be abandoned; so that Government may the more energetically press forward the Army Bill, the Ballot Bill, and other measures, amongst which the amended Tests Bill will have to] be restored to something like its original shape and sent back to the Upper House. The first portion of the Licensing Bill which regulates the granting of licences is dropped but Parliament is to be asked to adopt the second, which imposes stricter police supervision on public-houses. The Government, no doubt, is acting wisely as well as courageously in thus early abandoning measures whic there is no hope of carrying during the present session; and if the Army Bill is passed, with the Ballot and the Trades Union and University Tests Bills, good work will have been done by the time grouse-shooting bpgins. We may hope, however, that the measure for the Regulation of Mines, or at least some part of it. will also pass into law. The Scotch Education Bill we care little about, for it is an even less satisfactory measure than the Bill of last session.
..t" THE TESTS BILL. The Lords have done their best to spoil the University Tests Bill. First of all the Marquis of SALISBURY proposed a new test, to be taken by all tutors, deans, and lecturers, by which his lordship apparently hopes to rescue Christianity from destruction. The tutors and lecturers are to declare that they will not inculcate anything contrary to the teaching of Divine authority or the Holy Scriptures—perhaps the most absurd of all the absurd tests ever invented, and one which it would be a positive waste of time to argue against. The Times concisely summarizes the debate in the Lords in the following paragraph:— "This preposterous clause [to which we have referred], how- ever, will assuredly disappear when the Bill goes back to the Commons. Lord Salisbury has also succeeded in excluding the heads of colleges from the operation of the Bill. This was car- ried by a majority of eight, the numbers being fifty-seven to forty-nine. A still smaller majority-fifty-six to fifty-four-car- ried a clause declaring that no statute or ordinance restricting offices to persons in holy orders should be repealed, except by the authority of Parliament. This is to introduce gratuitously into the Bill a supposed safeguard of clerical fellowships. A subsequent discussion on all amendment @f Lord Lyveden to abolish the clerical fellowships had little practical importance, as the Government has decided not to introduce this subject into the Bill; but we believe Lord Roseberry to have been fully justified in the opinions he expressed as to the evil effects of restricting fellowships to men in orders. The proceedings of the House show how great is the influence Lord Salisbury pos- sesses but we may congra'ulate the best friends of the univer- sities on the fact that all the efforts of the committee and its chairman have not succeeded in producing such an expression of opinion on the part of the peers as is entitled to the deference of the Commons. It is men like Lord SALISBURY and his supporters who bring Christianity into contempt amongst the thoughtless. If re- ligion depended upon tests to support it, it would be better to let go at once a principle which laid claim to so much power and was really so feeble. Happily there are people in the world with more faith in Christianity than the timorous souls who want their religion propped up with tests, and tests are doomed. One by one, Time is knocking these props away, and at last there will be none left. What will become of Lord SALISBURY and his friends then ?
THE CHURCH ASSOCIATION. We took occasion, a short time ago, to point out the folly and danger of mixing up political controversies with the St. Asaph Church Association. When the Associa- tion was constituted we welcomed its appearance, because it seemed to provide an agency through which the clergy and laity could work together for the good of the Church and the people. At that time the programme laid down by the promoters excluded, or appeared to exclude, poli- tical partisanship, and we, in common with many others, imagined that the Association was to steer clear of politics, and devote itself to the broad intere-ts of the Church of England, and not to those of any school or party. It was not long, however, before, to our sincere regret, we discovered that this excellent intention was flagrantly violated. To take only one example. The Burials Bill is a measure introduced into Parliament by a Churchman, and supported by a large number of mem- bers of the Church of England. There is, perhaps, a still larger number who oppose it, though upon that point We should not like to express any decided opinion, because the opponents come to the front, while the supporters of the Bill make little show of their sentiments, confident of its justice and ultimate success. One fact, however, is quite certain that upon the Burials Bill the Church of England is divided into two parties, and the question has become one of party politics, the Liberals mostly sup- porting it, and the Conservatives mostly opposing it. Under these circumstances it was a grave mistake, and one which struck at the very roots of the Association, to draw up petitions against Mr MORGAN'S Bill; and we are glad to see that this opinion is shared by some of the lead- ing members. At a recent meeting at Ruthin, on a motion for memorializing Parliament against the Bill, Mr HEATON moved a formal adjournment for six months, which was equivalent to the rejection of the origi- nal motion and a discussion arose on the question whether the measure was one that came within the province of the Association. We gather, from the imperfect report which lies before us, that Mr TOWNSHEND MAINWARING, Mr GOLD EDWARDS, Mr P. P. PENNANT, and the Rev. E. SMART, as well as Mr HEATON, all spoke against the discussion of the question and names like these, it is to be hoped, will help to convince the managers of the Asso- ciation of the serious error which they are committing. A motion by Mr SMART, seconded by the CHAIRMAN (Mr PENNANT), was lost, and the original motion was carried by a large majority; but the position which Mr GOLD EDWARDS and his colleagues have assumed is so obviously the only proper and safe attitude for the true friends of the Association, that their opinions must eventually pre- vail, or the Association must either cease to exist or become merely another political institution instead of an agency through which the highest interests of the Church of England might be promoted. We have purposely avoided entering into the merits of the Bill, because they do not affect the real question at issue; but we may ask incidentally whether the Association, one of whose objects, we believe, is to render the Church of England more popular amongst the people of Wales, is likely to achieve that end by placing itself in obtrusive antagonism to a Bill which appears, to the vast majority of intelligent Welshmen, to be based upon national fairness as well as Christian charity.
THE EDUCATIONAL MARVELS OF THE DAY. The Oswestry Advertizer, in announcing that the District Education Committee has resolved itself into a Branch of the National Education League, says:—The League is misrepre- sented, as a matter of course, for, unhappily, misrepresen- tation is a favourite weapon with religious controver- sialists, and religion enters largely into the Education question. It may be well, therefore, to state concisely the chief objects of the League, as set forth in its own prospectus. The League aims at establishing a free and unsectarian system, which shall secure the education of every child in the country." Local authorities are to be compelled, under the sys em advocated by the League, to provide sufficient school accommodation the cost of the schools is to be defrayed out of local rates, supplemented by Government grants all these schools are to be under the management of "local authorities" and subject to Government inspection they are also to be unsectarian; admission to them is to be free; and the tate or local authority is to be empowered to compel attendance. Now this, we venture to assert, is the only system by which education can be brought to every child in the land, and, however much it may be opposed at present, und- ubtedly it is the system of the future. The time is coming when Englishmen will wonder that anything was allowed by their ancestors to stand in the way of national education indeed we believe there are men now living who wi1 see the day when all sects and parties will be entirely united in regarding elementary education as essential to every child's life, and as a matter about which there is no room for difference of opinion. We can well imagine the surprise with which an English historian of the twentieth century will record that only fifty years before his time the squabbles of rival sects were allowed by the National Legislature to stand in the way of thoroughly and honestly educating the people and the Conservative Churchman of the future will be among the loudest in condemning the shortsighted policy of those who, "in those unenlightened days," refused to teach a child his ABC, unless he could also be taught his Catechism. The National League, with which the Oswestry Committee has identified itself, has only fore- stalled the universal opinion of posterity, or rather of the next generation, if, indeed, we have to wait so long before the whole of its programme is accepted by the nation. Some of the objects at which it aims will be speedily accomplished, for it is absurd to suppose that the country will long tolerate the anomalies of the present Bill, and allow,one district to leave its children uneducated, while another compels them to go to school,* The League: has been deliberately misrepresented as opposed to religious teaching, when the fact is that a "split has taken place on that very point, the Association having refused to make secular education part of its programme. We are not saying whether it was right or wrong, but such was the fact; and as far as religious teaching goes, all the League does is to set its face against the evil and injustice of sectarianism. The Oswestry Committee, by joining the League, has united itself w^th a great national movement which is gradually making way, and which, at no distant day,will be completely successful, to the signal advantage of the country. Beyond nd above all things, it is the duty of the State to see that every child is educated, and it is this duty which the National League intends to enforce upon the country and the Legislature..
INSIDE A PARIS CONVENT. The Special Correspondent of the Times in Paris, gives the following account, in a letter dated May 7th: The reigning scandal of the day is the affair of the Convent of Picpus. In the Rue de Picpus, near Mazas prison, stand two large build- ings, each surrounded by high walls, above which may be seen green trees at intervals. The one is an establishment of the Jesuits; the other the Convent of the White Nuns. The Jesuit Brothers escaped at the first sign of approaching dan- ger, but the Sisters held their own until forced into cabs and conveyed to the cells of St. Lazare, there to await the results of a judicial inquiry into certain matters that are deemed suspicious. Our guide pointed out to us the fact, of which there certainly could exist no kind of doubt, that the two buildings communicated one with the other, by means of an old door which still exists at the back of a stable, as well as by other apertures in the garden wall, which show signs of having been recently closed up. The Jesuits' garden is a most beautiful one, occupying a space of some twelve acres, laid out with care and fur- nished with fruit, trees of every description, pruned and trained after the latest horticultural designs. There are wondrously ingenious plans, too, for 'rrigat'ng the beds forcing pits and hothouses, and long alleys with vines trained over them. Through the old door above men- tioned we passed into the Sisters' garden, equally large and beautiful, though not kept with the same care. In the centre stands a gymnasium, I suppose for the use of the children brought up under the Sisters' care, and further on their cemetery, a lovely spot, where, under the heavy shade of ancient cypresses, lie bearers of some of the most ancient names in France, and legions of Princes and Princesses. Some of the vaults have been opened, and many lead coffins, half-covered with rotting velvet and gold lace, lie exposed to the light of day, awaiting an examination at the hands of the Minister of Justice. At the extreme end of the garden, however, are the three little conical huts, side >>y side, resembling white ants' nests, which have been the prime cause of so much ex- citement and judicial inquiry. When the Convent was occupied by the National Guards the-e little huts were tenanted each by an old woman, enclosed in a wooden cage, like a chickens' pen, the three build- ings being similar in size and construction, six feet square by seven in height, with a slate roof, through which daylight was visible, while the three old women were all of them hopeless idiots. The Lady Superior has kept her lips resolutely closed up to the present time, but admitted, when first questioned, that the three sufferers had lived in their hideous prison for nine years, in an atmosphere of stifling heat throughout the summer, and half frozen with cold throughout the winter; "but," she added, "they were idiots when they came." The conductor of the in- quiry replied that, if such were the case, it was illegal to have admitted them to the Convent at all, and that even supposing them to have been admitted, the place where they were found was not a fit dwelling-place for a dog. A key was discovered among her papers, labelled "key of the great vault but where this great vault may be has not yet been found out. The Superior and her nuns keep a uniform and persistent silence upon the point; excava- tions have been made at different points in the garden, and under the high altar of the chapel, but hithert,) without effect. At one end of the nuns garden stands an isolated building, in which were found mattresses furnished with straps and buckles, also two iron corsets, an iron skull-cap, and a species of rack turned by a cog-wheel, evidently intended for bending back the body with force. The Superior ex- plained that these were orthopaedic instruments-a super- ficial falsehood. The mattresses and straps struck me as being easily accounted for I have seen such things used in French mid-wifery, and in cases of violent delirium but the racks and its adjuncts are justly objects of grave suspicion, for they imply a use of brutal force which no disease at- present known would justify. On our way back through the gardens our guide made a detour in order to show us a great subterranean warehouse, where an enormous quantity of potatoes was stored, as well as barrels full of salt pork, while in a yard hard by lay grunting a fat pig. Look at this cried our National Guard indignantly. "Look at these stores, which might have helped to feed the starving poor of the arrondisse- ment during our six months' siege, and think that these people were begging from door to door the whole time for money to buy broken victuals for their pensioners Arrived at the entrance gate our guide nudged me, telling me in whispers to look at the old woman who was wandering about, followed by a younger one, stoop ing from time to time to pick up a leaf or rub her hands with sand and gravel. That is Sceur Bernardine," he said, one of the three prisoners of the wooden cages. She is the most sane in mind of the three, and we keep her here under the care of one of our wives to cheer her up. She is only fifty, though she looks past seventy. The other two have been removed, as they were rendered violent by the crowd and change of scene." I passed close to her and she looked up-a soft, pale face, with sunken eyes shaded by the frills of a great cap. She looked at me dazedly, without taking any notice, and stooping, again filled her hands with refuse coffee grounds, which she put into her mouth until prevented by her companion. Without showing the least prejudice in the matter, I think I can safely say that the ladies now shut up at St. Lazare will find it no easy matter to clear themselves of blame for, though there are doubtless many suspicious circumstances that may be explained away, there are also hard facts which will remain hard facts in spite of the most elaborate attempts at refutation. The Avenir National has published a letter from the former pupils of a convent in Paris, protesting against the calumnies of the Mot d'Ordre and the Cri du Peuple against the rcligieuses known as the Dames Blanches." They de- clare that the Sisters Victoire, Bernardine, and Stephanie have been mad for years; that the supposed instruments of torture are simply orthopaedic. The baby's cradle was a child's toy. The human bones were found in a part of the property which was formerly a cemetery. The Mot d'Ordre maintains the correctness of its charges against this religious eatablishment. It invites citizens to assure themselves that the details are rather softened than exaggerated. The sisters of the convent who have been arrested have been transferred to St. Lazare.
THE TOWYN EISTEDDFOD. The following is a translation of the poem which is to be translated into Welsh at the Eisteddfod :— ADDRESS TO THE MUMMY AT BELZONI'S EXHIBITION. BY HORACE SMITH. I. (Subject of Translation into Welsh.) And thou hast walked about, how strange a stoy 1 It Thebes's streets three thousand years ago; When the Memnonium was in all its glory, And Time had not began to overthrow ■ Those temple, palaees, and piles stupendous, Of which the very ruins are tremendous; II. Speak 1 for thou long enough hast aeted Dummy; Thou hast a tongue, come, let us hear its tune Thou'rt standing on thy legs, above ground, Mummy Revisiting the glimpses of the moon Not like thin ghosts er disembodied creatures, But with thy bones and flesh, and limbs, and features. ill. Tell as, for doubtless thou canst recollect, To whom should we assign the Sphinx's fame? Was Cheops or Cephrenes, architect Of either pyramid that bears his name ? Is Pompey's pillar really a misnomer 1, Had Thebes a hundred gates, as sung by Homer ? IV. Perchance that very band, now pinioned flat. Has hoba-nobbed with Pharaoh, glass to glass, Or dropped a halfpenny in Homer's faat; Or doffed thine own to let Queen Dido pass, Or held, by Solomon's own invitation, A torch at the great Temple's dedication. v. I need not ask thee, if that hand, when armed Has any Roman soldier maule and knuckled' For thou wist dead, and bmied, and embalmed Ere Romulus and Remus had been suckled: Antiquity appears to have begun, Long after thy primeval race was run. Yr. Thou could'st develop, if that withered tongue Might tell us what those sighless orbs bave seen. How the world looked when it was fresh and young, And the great delupe still hailleit it green; Or was it then so old that history'* pases v Costumed no record of its early ages ? vn. Still silent, incommunicative elf? Art sworn to secrecy ? then keep thy vows. But prvthee tell us something of thyseif, Reveal the secrets of thy prison-house; Since in the world ef spirits thou hast slrmbered, What hast thou seen, what strange adventures numbered ? VIII. Sinee first thy form was in this box extended, We have, above-ground, seen some strange mutations The Roman empire has begun and ended New world have risen, we hive lost old nations, And countless kings have into dust been humbled, While not a fragment of thy flesh is crumbled. IX. Did'st thou not hear the pother o'er thy head, When thtt great Persian conqueror Cambyses Marched armies o'er thy tomb with thundering tread, O'erthrew Osiris, Orus, Apis, Ms, And shook the pyramids with fear and wonder, When the gigantic Memnon fell asunder! X. v, If the tomb's secret may not be confessed, The nature of thy private life unfold A heart has throbbed beneath that leathern breast, And tears adown that dusty cheek have t olled Rave children climed those knees, and kissed that face ? What was thy name, and station, age, and race? XI. Statue of fiesh-immortal of the dead Imperishable type of evanescence! Posthumous man, who quitt'st thy narrow bed, And standest undecayed within our presence 1 Thou wilt hear nothing till the judgment morning, When the great trump shall thrill thee with its warning.
Colonel Rossel, the newly-appointed Minister of War in Paris, has already resigned. His reasons for taking ibis step are stated in a letter he has addressed to the ùoaa. mutie. He cannot, he says, accept any longer the respon- sibility of commanding where everyone deliberates, but no one obeys. I retire," he adds, and I have, the-boupur to demand of you a ceU i NAAAO."
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— he belii verl its career would he far more vigorous and effec'ive Alt! nugh lie di n..t like plebiscite, he had little fear of what woul. 1 be the vrsml' of one as regards the church of England, am! hurt as little doubt that if tlu' Church of Kn gland dis- tii)2iii>hed itself as it had been of late years by its wisdom anil toleration, its energy and its zeal, it would have less every year to fear from nttacf of this character from without and from any dissensi ns which were likely to arise withm its bo-ly. In conclusion he warned the House that the country, after twci.tv-five years of incessant agitation Was wearied with ore^nic ehau'es, and desired repose, and with reat hnmourand point imprf ssid upon the Govenime, t that although it pro- fessedtobrin-in no measures without being sure of carrying them, it would fir.d that if it persisted in reforming everything itwou'd soon have every class and interest arrayed against it. MrGLvpsTONEsaid that after the BdmirnWc speeches which had he,n made, especially by biq right hon. mend (Sir P,, Palmer), h» had but U't e to say in defence ef tne Church of Enslnnd. He opposed tbe motion, rind would rest his opposition to it, in spite fthp t nnt of the right hon. Rert'emsn opposite on the j'ict th<it the mnjoritv of the people of England were rot willms or desirous to di^ostiblish it. He ^e'.ied thnt tW w anv ana'ocyv > eh- een the case of tbe Cr.nrch of Ensr and and that of the Church o"'lm'and. Whatever the Church of England irwht be. it e-rtainlv was not an alien Church, imposed Bv"force on 11 rn'n-tant and hostile neople, bnt it WRQ the growth of the hitorv and institutions of the country. nfspectin the course of he Government, both truth and honour obliged him to denv that the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland was the initiation of a general policy of disestablishment. No doubt, his hon. friend was encouraged to bring his motion by the expe- rience of the Church in America and m the colonies, and, what he regretted most of all. the internal dissensions and contro- versies "-thin the Church, but he hoped that the experience of this ni"bt's debate would warn those parties who were heated by religions dissension of the impolicy of their conduct in so const-ntiv resorting to tne legal tnuuiirus, ——- j would further say was the only matter that caused him to despair of the future prospects of the Lhurcn. After arp.-alius to the Nonconformists to allow o h<>r T.ibeials to differ w th <brm on this subject, nnrt askmtr Wr Mini! he fu ly considered the difficulty of hi- task, Mr £ ladst £ nef eloquent testimony to the liberality of tbe Church of Kiul nd and the profound learning of its clergy, who, h»d! always been identified with the national traditions and liberties and said that, a- Ion? as these healthy relations existed between the Church "tid the State, it would be unwise, and even dangerous, to disturb them. After a brief renlv from Mr MlALL, The House divided, the following being the number, For the motion Against ^4 Maiority 285 The resolution was therefore negatived. Thp other business was then disposed of, and the Mouse an- journed at one o'clock. FlOUE OF COMMONS. WEDNESDAY. A great part of the sitting was occupied bv the consideration of the Registration of Parliamentary V ters Bill. The objectt of this measure, the second reading of which was iroved ny «• R. BRAND, is to provide for the more perfeit and satisfactory reeistr;ition of parliamentary voters in counties and boroughs bv makintr the union the area of registration constituting the clerk of the assessment authority the registering officer, and riving him more power, and imposing upon him larger duties, than are now exercised bv the overseers, as well as by improv- ing the qualification and increasing the pay of revising barns- ters. T' e rejection of th" measure was moved by Mr A. PEE' and its provisions were debated at length hy members of botti sides of the House. In the course of the discussion, which turned mainly upon questions of detail, Mr P.R'CK £ 0T.A 'N,. accepted the measure, and expressed the opinion that ■> was iust ore of those cases in which independent member-, might most advantageously assist the Governing 111 the work of legislation; and Mr HARDI- d(,cile(llv pronounced against the Bill. T^enr>-u «a pirri^rl vided the second reading of the Bill was earned hva m-jrvltv of 6-151 to 1'5; and some amusement bT the Cnmmi'tpe being fixed for so la'e a lav as tbe 19th J" v. Sir C R^i-tration of Voters (No, 2) Bill, whirh^ anplies exrluti- ely to boroughs, was read » secon-i time without a d'vio'o" ,nd tbe Committee -as fixed for the sime date. Th° c"harittf'«, &r Evce">ti"n Bill, the second reading of which was moved br MrMrNTZ. produced onlv n short discussion, hut it afforded CoVnel SYKES an onportunity for denouncing this as an age of htimbncr. in whir'h many men obtain a reputation for Thil- anthropv upon f ilse pretences. The measu e fonnd a !od maiv Fnpnorters on both sides of the House.' ut was or>T>ose<l all >e y MRH.AUDY ON one side, and bv vrHiBBKRT and Mr STANSFF.LD on th" other. The President of the Poor-law B,ar3, who rose nt twenlv-fi..e minutes before six o'clock, prote-ted ncainst the attem" t to cnip a division—an implication which was afterwards inrlh!nRnt,lv repudiated hv r MUNTz-a.nd after spenkins for tpn minnfs ami.-1 a storm of onposition, movd the adjournment. of the d^hate. Urmn a division, this motion was negatived hv a majoritv of P?!-117 to 84: but the time bad elapsed during which a ^'v'sion could be taken upon tbe Bill itself, and the pec^^d rra nnrr was postponed till Thursday. Soon afterwards the H use adjourned.