FACTS AND^ANCIES_ "n^o^KoTnfor a^dirn^bee and are brought down at the first Bhot mind not to be waspish. —Punch. Inhabited House Duty-The Servants'. And I wish they d <ja ;t Yours, Paterfamilias.—Punch.. An Irish paper savs that trying to get up business without adverSnVis like winking at a pretty girl through green goggles! you may know what you are doing, but nobody d A couple of old topers got into a quarrel, and for some time hurled a great.deal of unrefined language at each other, When one] of them determining to extinguish the other exclaimed," Go-I have no more to say! I scorn you as I d°lt faum^rtood that, should the sanction of Parliament it is unac aterial proposal of adding the new and 'trsi the porpo" new title for consulti either the Qjibbeway In- may accept witbou °tleman who has fooled not SSfc r/ufy- "*•»betterdesis- ""P'R" IS"L' 'P'ARI-I VUEKT. -1 n order to the mere effec. ceedings, s"| p ra-lway chairraan or director, shall by accepting jn;rlo. i;ke the receiver of a ministerial ap- tLe facto so ^at aDd, ere he is permitted to re- pointment, vacate his seat,^ re.election>Pwnc^ aT HE il),QN'lTY.ook (at the Registry-office), 'Avin' if the party moves in goo presented at Court, if that will suit you C,,),)Ic (c,)ndescendingly): "Thanks. Then I think ALFHO^Br—The French are always very J ln Kntlish terms and words. Some time ago Le SWoinchattin" about the English Parliament, described »whips'' ae young members of Parliament who pass thSr livesin tilburrees, thrashing their horses and dny.ng T /f!. Vl,iM restaurants, drawing-room?, and other places in search of the lazy and undutiful members of their Dartv." A favourite quotation of this same journal L-TiS is money," while young ladies are knowingly termed la icnnesmccs, and swells are put down with much tiTumLuc.vgenthmea da huh hte.-Fromthe Loudon and Provincial Illustrated Newspaper. An American ladv correspoadent writes We have all sot neuralgia in our shoulders (mm wearing spring clothes, fnd many new dresses are supplemented across the backs and many n fc t a vest front a mustard by porous plaster, anam.x Y()anrr ladies aiternate poultice is y )r™tr,ret we.'sr and a flannel rag for the the ears with much effect house. Dum -b little roast onion is the abroad, but a piece^o^^ ~-peAV\ powder is applied to the Moulders f "full but camphorated oil and hartshorn liniment ar considered very pretty a so by the sufferers I liniment an w..h coloureci clockings, are the things for low-slashed shoes, but pails of hot mustard-water and warm bricks are also much worn on the feet. It hi terrible this spelling mania (confe3ses an American contemporary)- You are stopped upon the street and invited to sp^T' p^Ular,' pedlar,' 'pedler,' or some other word Your w'fe wakes you up in the middle of the night to spe •' your children hasten to ask you to spell corvmband devote all their spare time to the dictionary; your ekfe'st b>y come, home late at night in weeping; m_ood and explains his sorrow thus— I went to see Mary ms sweetheart—' this evening; she met me at the door with 'Spell ervsipclav, Tom I spelt it with two i's and no y and she sa 1, Sir. our engagement is at an end I canuo We a bad speller a>,v m-re.' li r father, on being appealed Cays GiU Tom o*e more tr, .1. Spell consanguineous," sir.' 13pelied it with four u's an-1, two i's, and he bade me leave the house and never ho,e to be his son MAC-VULVY and TRE Barker. -He dressed badly, but not cheaply llis clothes, though ill put on, were good and his wardrobe was also enormously overstocked Lat« in life he indulged himself in an apparently inexhaustible sue cession of handsome embroidered waistcoats which he used to regard with much complacency. He wasunhan^ to a degree quite unexampled in the experience of all who kilew him When in the open air he wore perfectly new dark fcid gloves into the fingers of which he never succeeded in in- serting his own more than half way. Aiter he had sailed for India there were found in his chambers between fifty and sixty strops, hacked into stripsand splinters, and razors without beginning or end. About the same period he hurt his hand, and was reduced to send for a barber. After the operation, he asked what was to pay. ah, sir, said the man, whatever you usually give the person who shaves you." In that case," said Macaulay, I should give you a great f^sh on each cheek." During an epoch when, at our Drincipd seats of education, athletic pursuits are re- garded as a leading object of existence r.therthan as a means of health and recreation, it requires some boldness to confess that Macaulay was utterly destitute of bodily ac. complishments, and that he viewed his deficiencies with **Preme indifference. Ho could neither swim, nor row, n»r drive, nor skate, nor shoot. He seldom crossed a saddle, and never willingly. When in attendance at Windsor as a Cabinet Minister, he was informed that a horse was at his disposal. If her Majesty wishes to see me ride," he said, she must order out an elephant."—TrevelyotnJs Life of Macaulay.
THE "PAINFUL SCENE" IN DORE CHURCHYARD. In the House of Commons on Thursday, March 2o, Mr O. MORGAN asked the Home Secretary whether he had seen the account of "the painful scene in Dore churchyard," quoted by the Daily News on the 16th March from the Sheffield Independent, and whether it was true that the Rev. J T Aldred the vicar of Dore, informed the father of the boy that "he could not inter the boy with the burial services of the Church, inasmuch as he bad not baptised him," al- though the deceased had been baptised in the Dore Primi. tive Methodist Chapel; and if so, whether such refusal is not countrarv to law. Mr CROSS said he knew nothing whatever of the case beyond what was stated in the following letter which he had deceived from the vicar of Dore that morning. In reference to Mr Osborne Morgan's question forwarded o in your communication of the 21st, I am glad to be able o inform vou tlmt the statement quoted by him from the Dai y •^os of March 16, that I could not inter the son of Wil!ia<m Sanderson because I bad not baptised him, is untrue. The cletgyman who officiated at my request in my absence on the occasion in question refused, and I apprehend jusdy, to remit J: Dissenting minister who accompanied the funeral to perform the service within the limits of the graveyard. You mil perceive Jtom the enclosed printed slip that an appeal having gone to the ■^ishon of tho Diocese, an investigation into the facts of the will be made in due course; but, should you desire it, I will J^jward a statement to you," hear ) Mr 0. MOIWAN—That is hardly an answer to tho ques- tioil CCheers ) What I wish to know is whether the cWvrrian refused to inter him according to the service of Church of England, and 1 shall ask the question again. ^ear, hear.) r
A POLICE CONSTABLE STABBED IN LIVERPOOL. On Friday night, March 24, about twelve o'clock, Pohce- 700 (George Adams) was dangerously stabbed whilst 0n duty in the neighbourhood of Byrom-street. Observing 6ve or six men standing near to Circus-street, who were t a 2rtat noise, he went to them and requested them 0 be quiet and to go away. They paid no heed to his re- ■foest, and. on again telling thtm to go away a young man Robert Cardwell rushed at him and stabbed him a clasn knife in the left side of the chest, saying at the 4tTako that" The officer did not feel that he was fcbied unul he sa^ the knife sticking in his side, and he ;^en pulle,| it out and handed it to Police-constable 408 °hn Holmes) remarking that he was stabbed. Police- ?^8table 403 took Cardwell into custody, and, in answer to charge he said "It is not me." The wounded constable Kas taken to the North Dispensary, where he was attended Dr M'Corinack, who pronounced the wound, which is inches in depth, of a dangerous nature. The prisoner, n^° is about 20 years of age, stated he resided at ob, V^zneau-sfre't, and "works for his living. He was in :at the time the deed was committed. A young man ^ed Joseph Humphreys, from Oswestry, saw the occur- U Qce, andw.ys that the men were making a great noise, that the olheer told them quietly to move on when afe Prisoner scuffled with the constable, and immediately ft*r the latter said that he was stabbed.
4N L ARGUMENT FOR LIBERATIONIST3. I'he Oldham Board of Guardians have lately appointed K. M. Davies, Independent minister, to the post iJ c^apl'ain'to t he workhouse, at a salary of £ 20 per annum, j P'ace of til" Rev. R. Hill, vicar of Koyton, resigned, irritations had been sent to all the ministers of religion in district but it appeared the Rev. R. M. Davies was c?e only gentleman willing to undertake the duties of the a aPlainci7. 'Plie Local Government Board were made Jrluainte'd" with the app°inttnent, and the following letter recfivp.I „n,i read at the meeting of the Guardians on iV ,i^day afTernoon. *Iarch 29=-" Local G overnment di'iriJ. Whitehall, S.W., 21st March 187G. Sir,-1 am ed by the Local Goveriime^ -LJoard to acknowledge of your letter of the 3rd inst informing them th«V Uo Guirdians of the OlJham Union have appointed M v-v. R M Davies, Independent minister, aa chaplain workhoii-e for twelve months, andfl-StflnS the to sanct ion the appointment. I am directed to point »U a?at. the Guardians ate not empowered tc, m J«!Such t^P°inttnent as that reported in your by office of chaplain in the workhouse ca", 7,'„^Tld «i; of the Church o! Englmi T",0 Wso f'0w the Rev. R. M. Davies to attend at the work *ndc r the purpose of administering religious inst 8iou, nsolation to those inmates who are of his own reii 'lutip^^suasion. As, however, it is very desirable toat tne *ivily the otHce of chaplain should be discharged by ^U^^ointed officer, who would be responsible t,o tne ^Oarrl lan8 f°r l,lu proper performance of those duties, the that the Guardians should take steps to °f cCAclergyman lhe Church of England to the office th iQ' in accordance with the provisions of the law the q e reguUtions of this Board. By adopting this Course ^Uti6a ardians will secure the services of an officer whose toand P°sition are clearly defined, and they will be ^luk5^?'80 due control over all the arrangements for ?n divine service in the workhouse, and of ?,nd Religious instruction and consolation to the sick of the woikhouse--I am, &c., FRANCIS ^Ur w Assistant Secretary."—The reading of the cir- anrk Was • rtCt'ived with evident dissatisfaction, and the J1 the dJUfctructed to write an answer to the effect that a ^d 1U neighbourhood had bier, applied to Clined.jfanc^es;c,. Examiner.
MR GLADSTONE ON ADVEItTISING. Speaking at the annual meeting of the House of j Charities for Distressed Persons, in London, Mr Gladstone> j in referring to thft difficulties which the promoters of the society had in bringing the institution into public notice, said It is an institution of peculiar modesty, and it is hardly possible to commend it to public notice and support by any of the means that are most usual among us in these days, and are becoming, from day to day, more and more notably important in order to briug about what is usually called prosperity. We perceive here that you are not deemed unworthy of the valuable, or I may say rather the invaluable assistance of the press, but in the present time, whether it be owing to the absorption of human energy in other directions, which seem to have a greater spontaneous attraction, or to whatever due, it would seem that even the effective reporting of the proceedings of such an institution does not avail to give it proper place in the mind of the public, unless it takes advantage of the machinery of what 1 is called advertising. Now, this advertising is undoubtedly a very effective instrument, but it is one very difficult to handle. It is scarcely possible to handle it without going to a very great expense and if it cannot be handled with out going to a very great expense, it at once appears that it cannot be used effectively on behalf of a small institntion. The power of this mode of gaining publicity is enormous. It seems, if we consult those who have beenjaccustomed to work successfully this very extraordinary ins'rument, that it depends wholly upon producing an impression on the public mind by iteration, by repetition of the same thing. To see the growth of this very singular vehicle, we must observe, what has struck the eye of every one in this late years as an entire novelty, that now it is a common thing to repeat, not only at intervals, and from day to day, but to repeat absolutely many times over in succession, the very same thing in the same newspaper, with the prominent word printed in large letters. This betokens a very singu. lar btite of the public mind. It shows that there it re- latively a certain amount of dulness with reference to these matters, and a great keenness of attention which no one expects to get unless by, as it were, a good many s trokes of the hammer, which compels people to notice what is soing L on. This machine has been used lately with enormous eff ect in certain great religious movements, and there are even those not adversely disposed, who think of those remark- able operations of Measrs Moody and Sankey last year in London, that they could have had no considerable success, nor have obtained a place in the general view of the public, unless sustained with the same energy aud pertinacity and wholesale advertising which, until quite recently was better known to the inventors of certain descriptions of blacking and certain kinds of medicine.
FIRE AT THEFN ANNEY HALL. Early on Saturday morning, March 25th, a destructive fire occurred at Trefnanney Hall, Guilsfield, the property of Captain D. H. Mytton, of Garth. It appears that at from half-past three to four o clock Mr Wm. Davies, the tenant of the farm, discovered that the outbuildings partly occupied by himself and partly by Miss Ann Jane Jones, the late occupier of Trefnanney Hall, were on fire. The fire had apparently originated in a b- ay which adjoins a cow house, and in which there was about a cart load of straw. He at once gave an alarm, and succeeded in loosing seveu head of cattle which were tied up in the adjoining cow-house. In the alarm the whole of the horses in that and the adjacent buildings were turned loose, so that some delay occurred before a horse could be caught to carry a messenger with the bad tidings to Garth. At last. however, a cart horse was procured, aud a messenger wLt- despatched to Garth, about four miks distant. Thence a fresh messenger was immediately sent on to Welshpool for the tire engine, and with in. telligence to the police. The messenger arrived at Welsh- pool about ten minutes to six, and with the least possible delay four horses were obtained at the Oak Hotel, and the engine rattled off to Trefnanney, a good seven miles ride from the town. It was nearly half-past seven when the tire brigade arrived on the scene of the fire, and by that time the roof of the building had falleu in, and the building itself had become a wreck. Their efforts were therefor6 confined to putting out the smouldering fire in the ruins. Owiug to the laudable efforts of the workmen aud neigh- bours the flimes had been confined to the scene of the outbreak, aud it was evident their exertions with buckets, &c., had been most indefatigable. As it was about fifty yurd-i of the building, which was built of a wooden frame- work, filled in with brick, and therefore burned rapidly, was completely destroyed. Mr Davies. the tenant, who is not insured, succeeded in saving the whole of his stock, which was very foitunate, in the circumstances, but he had several loads of fodder and litter consumed, besides a num- ber of implements, such as chaff cutter, root pulper, &c. The origin of the fire is of course unknown, but it, is strongly suspected to bi the work of an incendiary, arod Captaiu Mytton has offered a reward of f59 for the de- tection of the offender.
THE WELSH AND SCOTCH FOOTBALL MATCH AT PARTICK, GLASGOW. Another international match came off on Saturday, March 25. On this occasion a Welsh and a Scotch team, each representative, engaged in the fight, and again the home players declared their superiority-this time, perhaps, in an even more decided manner than in some of the pre- vious matches. The mqtch, as indeed all the others have been, was looked forward to with the interest of excited national feeling, and as if the national honour hung on the result of the event. It was just as expected, therefore, when a number of thousands turned out to witness the contest. When the players took the field, at half-past three o'clock, a dense body, comprising all classes of people, stood round the ropes, nearly as many more who had not come into the park at all were in possession of every coign of 'vantage outside, while the grand stand was completely occupied, a large number of ladies beinJ amongst the com- pany. Uiider these favourable auspices, and with a warm cheer of encouragement, the play was commenced. The trams were;—TFafes: Goal, D. Thompson (Shropshire Wander- ers),^ backs, W. A. W. Evans (St. John's, Oxford), 1,1. Kenrick, captain (Shropshire Wanderers); half-back-), E. A. Cross (Wrexham), W. Williams (Druid.) forwards, J. H, Edwards (London Wanderers), G. F. Thomson (Woodford Wells), D. Gray (Druids), J Jones (Druids), W. H. Davies (Oswestry), A. Davies (\Vrexha.m). Scotland: Goal, A. M'Geoch (Dumbreck); backs, J. Taylor (Queen's Park), R. W. Neill (Queen's Park); lulf-backs, A. Kennedy (Eastern), C, Campbell (Queen's Park, captain); forwards, II, M'Neil (Queen's Park), M. M'Neil (Rangers). T. Highet (Queen's Park), W. M'Kinnon (Queen's Park), J. J. Lang (Clydesdale), Ferguson (Vale of Leven). The Scotch won the toss, and during the first half of the game had the advantage of the slight incline on which the grr.und lies. The ball, which was speedily carried into Welsh territory, was worked down upon the goal, where some scrimmaging took place, and Edwards afterwards getting possession of the leather, ran it up t) mid field. It there received a check, however, and was brought back to the position it left in front of the goal, where it was kept bumping from head to head for some time in lively fashion. In this tussle the Scotch made a good attempt upon the goal, and it nearly fell to their assault. Evans, equal to the occa- sion, saved the fortress. He caught the ball as it was being kicked through, and, amid the cheers of the spectators, sent it up field. Play became somewhat opener-the ball was now on the one side of the ground and now on the other, but the Welsh, who nevertheless played pluckily, were unable to get it beyond the limit of their own territory. The Scotch again made for the goal, and even succeeded in kicking the ball right into it. But the watchful keeper had it in his hands, and the assailants were once more outwitted. Having been run up and down the Welsh ground several times, the ball got across the line, and fell to Taylor to kick off. He sent it right through the goal, on which a cheer arose from the onlookers, but the "goal" was a blank, the ball not having been touched by any one. A bona fide success, however, soon followed. The game had proceeded about forty minutes, during which the contest was keen and well kept up. But the home players had invariably the best of it, working better together than their opponents, who showed to more advan- tage in individual than in combined play. At this stage, as has been indicated, the Scotch secured their first success Lang, who had the ball, kicked it in from the centre. It was caught by Thomson, the keeper, but Ferguson, seeing an advantage, jumped forward with remarkable sudden-ess, and the ball getting out of Thomson's hands, was, amid great cheering, kicked home. In a short time after, the position of the game unchanged, sides were reversed. With the change of sides, however, there was no change of fortune, which continued to the close with the Scotch players. When play had been rd. sumed about eight minutes, the Scotch scored their second goal, and it was obtained in this wise:—Campbell succeeded in working the ball up to the fortress, and there one of the M'Neills gave it a kick which landed it against one of the side posts. The leather rebounded back, but M'Kinnon, who was ready by, returned it with sure aim. The manoeuvre seemingly took Thomson unawares. Five minutes more sufficed for the gaining of the third goal. The ball was getting knocked from one to another in front of the fortress; the ^'oal was more than onco in jeopardy, and within the time mentioned, it fell t,) Lang, who headed" the ball through. One or two narrow escapes followed, and eventually, for a fourth time, the stronghold was ob- liged to succumb to the well-directed attacks of the Scotch. Time was called shortly after five o'clock, the game standing—Scotch team, four goals Welsh team, nil. Of the Welsh players, the backs—W. A. W. Evans and L1. Kendrick—showed decidedly best, and W. Williams was not unfrequently good in his play. In the evening the visi- tors were enteitained to dinner by their successful oppon- ents.—Glasgoxo Herald.
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BYE-GONES March 29, 1876. NOTES. TRAVELLING IN WALES.—Sydney Smith, writing in September, 1799, when he made a short tour in Wales with his pupil, says, We have been miserably de- layed by the state of Welsh post horses, finding it difficult to get on thirty-five miles a day. From Machynlleth to Dulgelley, eighteen miles of excellent road, we were more tban five hours and a-half, though we gave the horses corn on the road, got out of the carriage and pushed with all our might. "Jlcnio irs of the Rev Sydney Smith, page 21. Aberystwyth. ELIOLA. ROMAINE AT SHREWSBURY.— Soon after ?the expulsion of the Methodistical Oxonians in 1768, the Rev. Mr Romaine visited Shrewsbury, and he was permitted to preach at St. Chad's. The sermon caused quite a sensation, and Dr Adams, the incumbent of the parish, followed him into the vestry and said in a very angry tone, Sir, my cJllgregation is not used to such doctrine, and I hope will never bear such again." A fortnight after Dr Adams de- livered a sermon in reply. This was afterwards printed, and roused the indignation of Mr Richard Hill (afterwards Sir Richard) of Hawkstone, who published a letter to the doctor, vindicating the doctrines of Mr Romaine. Mr Hill charged Dr Adams with being an advocate of Rational Religion' and of being at variance with the Articles and Liturgy of the Church of England, in not placing due prominence to the Atonement. Mr Romaine also wrote a letter, and, altogether, the county town was in a polemical ferment for a month or two. The proceedings are narrated in Sidney's Life of Sir Richard Bill. H.E.T. WELSH DECAMERON. In The Cambrian Quarte)-li Magazine and Celtic Repertory, for 1831, being the third volume of that periodical, occurs in page 248, this paragraph, namely,—"In the press in three vols., post 8vo, ,°the Welsh Decameron, or Tales illustrative of Cam- brian Life, Customs, tfce. Report speaks highly of this work." In pp. 407-86, of the same volume appeared an article on Ceubren yr Ellyll, or the Bride of Nant Gwrtheyrn," stated to have been selected froiw the Welsh Decameron, shortly to be published." In a font note to the heading of a poem entitled A Bard's-E.ye View of Wales, by a Hermit Poet," commenced on page 300 of volume four, it is asserted, "some of the following stanzas form a poeti- cal preface to the Welsh Decameron, now in course of pub- lication." In pp. 25-36 of the same volume was inserted a "letter from an Amateur Gipsy," professing to be from his Tent in the Valley of the Pyscottwr, Caermarthenshire," the signature appended to it being the Rural Doctor." In volume five, pp. 496 507, was added a "second letter of an Amateur Gipsy," transmitted from his cloister in the Abbey of Llanthony." In volume four pp. 168-89, was published an account of a Welsh Shepherd's Tra- gedy, founded on fact," taken "from the Journal of the Rural Doctor." In pp. 220-22, there appeared a poem entitled "A Lyric Elegy" on "Conjux Eju?, the only words left of some inscription on an ancient sepulchral stone between Brecknock and Trecastle," the name affixed to which is J. Downes." In pp. 433—55, there was in- serted an article professing to contain "conversations of poets among the Mountains," to which no name was at- tached. In volume five, pp. 524-45, there appeared a Glamorganshire Legend, of the Lord of Dunraven Castle, by the Rural Doctor." The author of this and the other forementioned articles, whether uader the assumed desig- nation of A Hermit Poet." An Amateur Gipsy," The Rural Doctor," or of J. Downes, I take to be, from internal and other evideuce, one and the same person, rsamely, Doctor Downes, of Built'o, Breconshire, wh,), in 1836, pub- lished in three post 8vo. volumes a work of ticUon under the title of The Mountain Decameron. In the first page of the "Glamorganshire Legend" reftirei to above (vol. v. p. 524), he speaks "of the remote fishing village of Auer- ayron, Carnarvonshire," on the promontory of Lleyn, meaning, I presume, Aberdaron, as Aberaeron is far south, some fifty miles distant, in Cardiganshire. In the second volume, p. 7G of The Mountain Decameron, tue very same eiror is made where Lleyn is said to terminate "in the wild fishing village of Aberayrou, off which lies the island of monastic ruins, Bardsey," where again Aberdaron is evi. dently meant. If any reliance may be placed on what is affirmed in the passages which have been adduced, in reference to the Welsh Decameron," namely, that it was in the press in 1831, that the romance of "Ceubren yr Ellyll, or the Bride of Nant Gwrtheyrn," was selected from it, and that some stanzis from Bard's Eye View of Wales" formed a poetical preface to it, it will appr-ar that it is a separate and distinct work from the Mountain De- cameron of 1836, by the same author, since the selections alleged to have been taken from the former are not to be found in the latter. In 1848 fcherv resided at Senny Bridge, near Brecon, a Mrs Downes, but whether she was related to Dr Downes, of Builth, I have ivo means of knowing, nor can I tell what became of him after 1S36, as I can find no mention of his name as that of the author of any rew work subsequent to that year. The character of the Mountain Decameron as a work of fiction, its delineations of human nature devoid of credit, and its narratives of palpable improbabilities, will be best explained by the following review of it, which was pub- lished soon after its appearance. While wo praise the power and skill with which many parts of these tales are written the picturesque deli- neations of nature, the transcript of manners, and the general conduct of the fable; we must protest against the groundwork of the histories themselves, which are founded on circumstances, as that of Ruth and Marmaduke, mo,t improbable and unnatural as love growing up between a father and daughter, ignorant of their sacred relation to each other-their unhallowed hopes-their disappointment and their death of despair. Nearly all the stories are of the same cast, coataiuing descriptions of strong uncontrollable passions, despe- rate resolves, fearful vicissitudes, and violent and tragic ter- minations. The skill with which such tales are written only adds to the evil they are too apt to ocaasi .n and the sympi- thies they excite are so powerful and distressing, as to act. most disadvantageously on tho mind. If Mr Downes will take up another line of fiction. and delineate the milder fea)ings,-the gentler and softer affections, the less harrowiog afflictions, -and will build them round the more endearing events of life, he will, we are sure, draw from them more useful lessons, and form more permanently engaging works." Gent. May., vol. viii., New Stries, pp. 398 9 (Oct., 1837). LLALLAWG. QUERIES. LLEWELYN LLOYD. -Llewelyn Lloyd, author of Field Sports in the North of Europe (1830), and Scan- dinavian Adventures (1854), is aid to have died near Gothenburg, in Sweden, on the 17th of February last, aged eighty-three. Both name and surname are Welsh. Was he a Welshman, or in any way connected with the Prin- cipality? I have seen the author of the Field Sports re- ferred to as "Lewis" Lloyd. What name does the book actually bear ? ARAN. CASTLE OF BALA.-In the edition of the History of Wales, by Caradoc of Llancarvan, London 1097, p. 224, it is stated that Prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, A.D. 1202 (having brcorne, by the mediation of some learned and able men, reconciled t,) Gwenwynwyn, Prince of Powvs), "on his return, after successfully asserting his sovereignty over all Wales, set all things in good order And by the way he fortifies the Castle of Bala, in Can you, or any of your correspondents, supply some information about the Castle of Bala ? by whom, when, and where erected ? Is it referred to in any ancient lore, records, or tradition ? I have heard that when the railway navvies were excavating a part of the line near Penybont mound, Bala, they came across some bones, tools, &c. A street in the town of Bala is named Castle street, and has been known by that name, we believe, many years before the Bala Local Board dis- tinguished the other streets with specific names, introducing the terms road, lane, court, alley, and, with the exception of Castle-street, disregarding the old nomenclature, Stryt- faivr, Stryt-fach, Bond-street, &0. Are there any other names in the town or immediate vicinity, or other indica- tions of the remains of a fortified cas-tle? What is sufficient to account for its entire destruction? B. BE, PLIEG. ROWLAND HUNT, ESQ. (Feb. 23, 1876.)-Mr Salisbury, in his "Border Cjunties' Worthies," (see page 221, Reprint of Bye- Gones, 1874-5), speaks of this gentleman in the highest terms, as a magistrate who dedicated his tine and talents to the superintendence of the building of the new county gaol iu Shrewsbury, in accordance with Howard's humane plans; and in Bye Gones, April 7, 1S75, it is stated that in Aug. 1798, the Grand Jury (of whom Sir Richard Hill was foreman), passed a vote of thanks to Mr Hunt, and another gentleman, for the bust of Howard which they had placed over the entrance to the gaol. SUBSCRIBER, THE WIDOW'S HALF-CROWN.-(Dec. 8, 29, 1875 )—In reply to a querist who asked for information about "The Widow's Half-Crown that ued to be given away atLhinvmynach on St. Thomas's Day," NEMO quoted Thomas's History of the Diocese of St. A saph, wherein it is stated that the only charity connected with Llanymynech parish is one of 226, bequeathed to poor maidens and widows, by Thomas Baugh, of Crickheath, and that it is placed in the Oswestry S-tvings' Bank, and realises eighteen pence per annum. This amount must be a misprint, for the annual interest is, and has for some time been, fifteen shillings and tenpence. G. M. A FOOTING IN CHIRK CASTLE (Feb. 23, 1876).-1 recollect hearing a tradition to this effect: "That there is a plot of land in the centre of Chirk Castle be- longing to the Wynn3 of Wynnstay. That the owners of the castle have OVE r and over offered to give as many crown pieces of silver as would cover this bit of land provided the Wynns would give up their right to the same."—-I give the tradition as I heard it. GYPT. WELL ACCIDENT AT GOBOWEN (Mar. 15, accident has been deemed of sufficient import- ance to be made an item in the History of oswesti-y for one reason, perhaps, because Mr Price published the book a few month's after the occurrence, and secondly because there was something highly sensalional in the event. A man had been sent to clean out a well, the precarious state of which needed great caution, and the sides fell in upon him burying him in a heap of rubbish. From Monday to Thursday the unfortunate man actually lived in this fear. ful position, when he was reached by the parties who had scared no pains in their attempts to rescue him, and on the evening of the Thursday in question nourishment was con- veyed to him, but too late, for he died about three o'clock on Friday morning, and the body was drawn up in the course of the day. In Price's record no names or dates are given, further than that the event happened in 1814. N.W.S.
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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH ] The Llandudno Improvement Commissioners have re- solved to purchase the water and gas works. It is in contemplation to build a new church at the west end of Rhyl. Mr H. J. Ellis Nanney is about to build a new mansion at Gwynfry n, near Criccieth. Lord Aveland has promised to be one of the presidents of the Llanrwst Eisteddfod, and subscribed to the funds. Mary Ann Raw, a fashionably dressed person, has been fined R5 and costs for being drunk at the King's Arms, Llandudno. At an eisteddfod at Oldham, when the Rev. H. Cernyw Williams, of Corwen, presided, a Manchester choir, led by Mr P. J. Evans, of Corwen, gained the chief prize. The petition in favour of mitigating the sentence upon Thompson for the manslaughter of his wife at Chester has received upwards of 1,600 signatures. It has been resolved at Denbigh to present a testimonial to Superintendent Tudge, who has served in the county police force for twenty-seven years. Lord Penrhyn has given his tenants notice that existing contracts will not be affected by the Agricultural Holdings Act. On the farm of Mr Wainwright of Whittington there are three sheep which have yeaned no less than nine lambs this vear. Alexander Gaytor, an eccentric character, k nown in Nantwich as Aliigiitor, shot himself dead a few days ago, for no apparent cause. William Jones, a gamekeeper, was diiving with another man near Llanfairtalhaian bridge on Tuesday, March 21, wht n be was thrown from the trap and killed on the spot. The Rev. James Harries, M. A who was for many years head master of the King's School, Chester, is dead. He was the author of several school books and also a writer on botany. There was a gathering of 70J Welshmen at San Fran- cisco on St. David's Day. The British ships in the harbour, the British consulate, and various places of buiiness, were decorated with flags. Mr T. S. Hare, farmer, and his servant Marshall, who were committed on a charge of manslaughter, for shooting at an intruder into their home some mmtLs ago, were ac- quitted at Stafford Assizes. A young peasant, named George Warburton, of Bwldl- gwyn, Denbighshire, has committed suicide because an elderly widow did not return his love. lie first of all smashed her windows. At the annual meeting of the Shirland-road Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodist Church, PaJdington, an illuminated ad- dress was presented tj Madame Edith Wynne, acknow- ledging the cheerful readiness with which she at all times gives her services in support of religious, national,and charit- able objects. Dick the Gravedigger has just died at Ruthin at the age of 79. It is related of him that he once travelled inside a hearse, with the body of a doctor, from Ruthin to Llysfaen, and when the door of the hearse was opened the men who were waiting for the corpse were so terrided by the appear- ance of a living body that they fled away. After that he went by the name of Deryn Corph. The Rev. T. E. Harwood, son of Mr Thomas Harwood, of Shrewsbury, and an old scholar of Shrewsbury School, and of Christ Church. Oxford, has been appointed to the vacant vicarage of Old Windsor, on the recommendation of her Majesty, by the earnest desire of other members of the Royal family and the parishioners. Dr Charles Holland, for many years a magistrate for Staffordshire, was found dead in bed on Tuesday, March 21. He had been unwell for some time and developed a suicidal tendency, and orders were given to keep all weapons out of his way. He tried to obtain poison, but the orders to the chemist were intercepted. At last he tied a hand- kerchief that was fastened to his chair round his neck, threw himself on the floor, and so killed himself. At the Shrewsbury borough police court on Thursday, March 23rd, John Lewis, landlord of the Crown and Anchor Inn, Castle Foregaf,e, was fined E5, and 83 6d costs, for having three men in the house at half-past eight on the morning of Sunday, March 10th. The thr, e men, named Francis Picken, John Mahoney, and Jo n Tay- lor, were fined altogether L2 10s, and costs, for being on the premises during illegal hours. A cow which was being driven down Coton Hill, Shrews- bury, the other day, ran away from its custodian, over- turned a perambulator on the river causeway, the two chil- dren which were in it narrowly escaping from falling in the river, and also knocked down an old woman, who was so injured that she had to be taken to the infirmary. The animal was luckily prevented from doing ether mischief. Mr Henry Cooper, a veterinary surgeon, living at Chir- bury, Shropshire, has been killed by a kick from a horse. He was at a sale at Eaton, near Bishop's Castle, on the 15th March, and as a horse was b"ing led into the sale yard the animal lashed out with both hind feet, striking deceased a violent blow on the breast, in the region of the heart. Dr Lane, who was also at the sale, immediately attended to his injuries, but they proved fatal. Mother Stewart," one of the American compaigners against liquor shops, has been visiting Chester. She de- clared that the work in America had been a glorious suc- cess. In her own district, including five counties, the traffic fell off some 66 p.r cent. and all the distilleries were closed. Mrs Stewart said if she could not make better laws than the whole code of our English liquor laws she would be ashamed to acknowledge that she was a wo- man. The recent changes in the Welsh circuits have injured legal business at Chester so much that it is said the atten- tion of the judges is to be called to the subject, and. Mr Justice Lush has promised to give the movement his hearty support. The North Wales division of the circuit now commences, instead of ending, at Chester, and the conse- quence has been a reduction in the number of causes, from a dozen or more to three. The only reason given for the change is a saving of a few miles' travelling for the judge who takes North Wales, and who has to meet the South Wales judge at Cardiff. Poor Mr Gladstone He is beir, L- translated into a soit of superior Whalley-cnm-Newdegate. A Mr John Clegg, who lectured at Chester last week, said the blast of his Expostulation had turned his traducing foes to friends and his friends to devotees." It did not occur to Mr Clegg that it is better to have traducing foes" than friends" whose amity is gained by satisfying their religious animosities. Mr Gladstone did not write for people of this kind, and would probably prefer their implacable hostility. Mr Clegg seems also t,) be a devotee of Bismarck's, whom he calls the political Luther of the Fatherland." A few days ago Mr Dalton, manager of the National Provincial Bank at Mold,received a telegram from London, purporting to be from Mr Buddicom, of Penbedw, request- ing that a message might be sent to the head office in Lon- don that a cheque for eighty guineas should be cashed. As Mr Buddicom had no account with the bank at Mold, Mr Daltoa put the matter in the hands of the police, and the consequence was that the sender of the telegram was soon arrested. He proved to be a man named Joseph Parry, who was last year discharged from a position of trust by Mr Bate, of Kelsterton, who charged him with embezzlement, but abstained from prosecuting owing to the respectability of the man's family and the statement that Parry supported his mother. Parry is said to have been engaged in other defalcations before he was arrested on this charge. At the Staffordshire Assizes on Friday, before Mr Justice Field, an action for damages for breach of promise of marriage was brought by Miss Louisa Ward. daughter of the late Clerk to the Stipendiary Magistrate at Wolverhamp- ton, against Mr Francis F. Foxall, builder, of Bridgnorth. The parties became acquainted in 1872, and defendant pro- posed to plaintiff in the following year, and was accepted. The courtship continued until 1874, after the death of plaintiff's father, when defendant became "cool," complained that plaintiff snubbed" him, and ulti- mately broke off his engagement. Plaintiff, who is ap- parently about twenty-three years of age, in giving her evidence, manifested considerable emotion, and was allowed to leave the court for a short time. During her absence, on his lordship's suggestion, the learned counsel on each side consulted with a view to an arrangement, and the result was that a verdict for JE300 damages was taken. An action was brought in the Westminster County Court by George Green, solicitor, of Knighton, Radnorshire, to recover from Messrs Spiers and Pond the sum of k2 4s., the value of an umbrella, which had been left in charge of one of defendants' servants, but which had not siuce been found. Mr Willis, solicitor,of St. Marlin's-court, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Douglas Straight for the defen- dants. On December 31st, plaintiff dined and supped at the Criterion, and afterwards went to the lavatory, where an attendant took charge of his hat, coat, and umbrella, and, after brushing the two former, handed him an old umbrella, which be refused to accept, as his own was worth B2 4, and had been purchased for that sum. The attendant said he presumed some one must have taken plaintiff's umbrella by mistake. Mr Straight said he should not contest the fac. but should take objection to the action on three points. First, gratuitous baileeship; secondly, felony aud, lastly, the value of the property. The learned counsel addressed the court at some length on these points, when the judge overruled the objections, and said the defendants being hotel keepers were clearly liable for the safe custody of the pro- perty of their guests. He should give judgment for the full amount with costs, including the plaintiff's expenses in coming from Wales to support the action.
Revenue returns from April 1, 1875, to March 25, 1870. —Receipts, £ 75.073,053 expenditure, £ 73,06!,976; balances, £ 7,322,404. Corresponding period last year- Receipts. C74,429,499 expenditure, £ 72,007,012; balances, XS, 114,890. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS,-Chest Preserva- tives. At all seasons of the year the rate of mortality from disease of the lungs is very great. Holloway's Ointment well rubbed upon the chest, aided by his Pills, arrests all mischief. These cleansing medicaments exercise a most salutary and restorative influence over the entire contents of the pectoral cavity. Air tubes, nerves, blood vessels, and all other tissues feel their wholesomely protective power, more particularly in their thoroughly purifying both venous and arterial blood by promoting the free circulation of air. Neither Ointment nor Pills contain any noxious ingredient whatever, but their balsamic nature nourishes rather than irritates the system, and kindly subdues all untoward symp- toms, till all is well once more. THE BEST PORTRAIT OF SIR WATKIJ*.—The Wrexham Guardian, in noticing a large lithographic portrait of Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart.. M.P., published by Messrs Askew Roberts, 'Woodall, and Venables, Oswestry, says it is a "splendidly executed portrait. The features of the hor. baronet are admirably Cielineated, and the expression is life-like. It is the best porirait of Sir Watkin we have seen, and as a work of art it is suitable for the rooms of any gentleman." The Wrexham Advertiser says it is ad- mirable." The Shrewsbury Chronicle says it is life-like." The portrait is handsomely framed in English gilt, with mount, for 25s. In other frames it is sold at 22*, 14s, and lis. Without frame the price is 5s. The Best Blood Purifier is VAUGHAN'S Concentrated Essence of Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, and Quinine. In bottles at Is Gd and 2s 6J.—W. G. VAUGHAN, 51, North Parade, Aberystwyth.
FROM THE PAPERS. A show of cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs, which at- tract.d a large attendance, was opened at the Alexandra Palace on Saturday. The proposed memorial to Charles Lamb in his old school is to take the form of an annual prize for the best English essay written by the boys. This prize is to consist of a silver medal, bearing on the obverse a profile portrait of Charles Lamb, and on the reverse a wreath, with a suitable inscription. The mail steamer Congo, with Lieutenant Cameron on board, touched at Madeira on Saturday, and left for Liverpool the same afternoon. Lieutenant Cameron is now quite restored to health. On the 29th January he sent fifty-five of his foUowtrsback to Zanzibar, in a schooner purchased expressly for the purpose. Sir William Hewitt, on arriving at Whydah, held a Court of Inquiry, at which it was resolved that the kii.g of Dahomey should be heavily fined for his recent outrages 1* upon British subjects. Three months are to be allowed his Majesty to pay the amount, and a blockade is threatened if the money be not then forthcoming. The Prince of Wales arrived at Suez on Saturday morn- ing- Aiter an interview with Lord Lvttoii, the Prince left by special train for Cairo. ST. de Lesseps was among those by whom he was accompanied. At Cairo his Royal High- ness was received by the Khedive, the C, own Prince of Egypt, and Prince Hussein Kamil Pacha, and proceeded to tae Palace, which had been placed at his disposal during his stay. The Daily News says —We have reason to believe that there is no intention on the part of her Majesty's Ministers to advise the Queen to issue from her Court in any foreign town a Royal Proclamation announcing her assumption of the title of Empress of India. Nothinglias yet been settled as to the Proclamation. Two maiden ladies, Miss M. Lloyd and Miss H. Higham, both of whom are well known for their liberal support of the charitable institutions of the town, have been nomina- ted as Guardians of the poor at Wolverhampton. At the Leed3 Assizes on Saturday, Hi.rii-'on Palfreir.an, the driver of the Scotch express which ran into a Bradford excursion train on the 2Sth August last at Kildwick, was charged with the manslaughter of five persons. After the evidence for the prosecution was heard, :Ir Justice Mellor remarked that no case of criminal negligence had been made out, and the jury being of that opinion, the prisoner was discharged. Judgment was delivered bv Vice-Chancellor Malms on Saturday, in a point which had been raised upon an ad- journed summons to settle a scheme for the working of St. John's Hospital, Bath. The question was whether there should be a clause prohibiting the appointment of Noncon- forrnists t) the office of trustees. His lordship could see no sufficient reason for retaining the religious restriction, and directed that it should be expunged from the scheme. The case \vis therefore referred back to Chambers,with the inti- mation of his opinion that trustees need not be members of the Church of England. At Oundle county petty sessions on Thursday, March 23, Robert Stevenson, late master of the Oundle Workhouse, was committed for trial on a charge of forgery, he having obtained his situation as workhouse master by false testi- moiiials. The prisoner has four or five aliases, and since 185S has been several times convicted for similar offences. In lSGS he was sentenced to ten years' ptnul servitude, and was liberated on a ticket-of-leave in November, 1874. He bad even passed himself off as a clergyman, and had preached sermons. Mr Gladstone attended the annual meeting of the sup- porters of the Society for the Distribution of Charity to Distressed Person:, in London on Thursday, March 23rd, and, in moving the adoption of the report, after recom- mending the necessities of the society, said the institution operated directly in the formation of character, and what but that was the end for which they lived? It was not to erect great and splendid works it was not even to con- stitute civilised societies; it was to build up individual characters that they came into the world. All other reasons were but means to an end. From the further particulars which have reached us res- pecang the, loss of the Brithi.-di ship Strathmore on an island of the Crozet group on the 1st July, 1875, it appears that the vessel struck at half past four o'clock in the morning, and became a wreck in a few minutes. About forty persons were drowned. The rest, about 50 in number, lived for more than six months on the island, which was about one mile and a half long. They subsisted on sea-foul and their eggs, and a kind of weed like the top of a carrot. Fur fuel they used the feathers of the birds, and kept a lamp con- stantly burning with oil a'so obtained from the birds There vyas one good spring upon the island, which supplied them wi'h water. The ship having struck in the middle of the night, most of the survivors were scantily clad, and they suffered exceedingly from this cause. Five persons died on the island, three of them being frost-bitten. The remainder of the survivors have now arrived at Rangoon. Captain Tylei's report on the Abbot3 Ripton Railway disaster has been la-d on the table of the House of Com- mons. He attributes the first collision to the late departure of the coal train from Peterborough, the failure to work the signals at Holme, the want of judgment and precaution by the stationmaster at Holme in not inferring that otker signals were affected like his own, the absence of telegraph- speaking instruments, the action of the snow and ice upon the signals, and the absence of the foreman from the signals at a critical moment; and the second collision was caused by want of notice of the obstruction, delay of signalmen, and want of continuous brakes. Captain Tyler condemns the practice of running expresstrains at full speed through heavy snowstorms, and with a view to avoid such accidents, recommends improvement in the apparatus and working of fixed signals, the employment of hand lamps by signalmen, and speaking telegraphs in all cabins, the temporary stop- pjge of important traffic, and tho reduction of speed of fat trains during snowstorms, and the employment of continu- ous brakes. Captain Tyler gives the Great Northern Com- pany credit for having adopted many improvements for safvty of traffic.
CYMMRODOHION SOCIETY. (From a Corresponient.) On Thursday, March 23rd, the first lecture of the session of 187R, in connection with the Cymmrodorion Society of the Metropolis, was delivered 'in the Memorial Hall, Farrirgdon-street, by the Rev. R. Williams (ETwfa Mor). on Barddoniaeth." The lecture was in Welsh. The chair was taken by the Rev. Robert Jones, vicar of All Saints, Rotherhithe. The lecture room was tilled by an auditi ry who evidently anticipated a rich treat from one of the most talented of Welshmen—for a Bard of the first rank, speaking as it were cx cathedra on Poets and Poetry, proved indeed a feast of the first order. The Rev. CHAIRMAN, who was present notwithstanding a serious accident which had befallen him whilst lately visitin97 Romp, introduced the lecturer in an interesiing though brief speech, observing, amongst other things, that whatever adverse critics might in their ignorance say, Welshmen could with pride state that before the English language was born (and the fact was well authenticated),their country had living poets whose productions were unsurpassed to this day. He also touched briefly on the characteristics of Welsh poetry; how it excelled in its greater c-ipacity of expression, and the grandeur of its cadences. But its distinctive feature was its cynghanedd." Whenever cynghanedd was used by one worthy to wield it, it made Welsh poetry the finest that could fall from human lil)- The Chairman then called upon the lecturer, whom he described as a poet of high order, than whom he could say from personal knowledge no one was more fitted to deal with the subject chosen for that evening's lecture. An adequate idea of the lecture itself C3nnot be conveyed in a short space. H v fA was evidently in his element, and the large and most appre- ciative audience were delighted by the brillimey of his eloquence and frequently expressed their delight in hearty and loud applause. ALH a few words of congratu- lation to his old friend, the chairman, on his return home, and sympathy with him in the unfortunate accident which had befallen him, Hwfa commenced by describing the a' liance between true poetry and the Christian religion, in- stancing in support of his theory the fact that Mahomet, with his millions of followers, knew of no poetry or music in connection with their relicion, whilst the Christian, whether at home or in the mission field, invariably regarded the hymn book as the natural companion of the Bible. Poetry was a gift from the NIost High, and should not be discouraged, or perverted. It was not enough that a man was born with a poet's genius, he must cultivate his talent. The eloquent lecturer here forcibly illustrated what he meant by innate aptitude for any vocation, by describing the dawn of genius for agricultural pursuits, navigation, engineering, mathematics, and poetry. It was possible, he continued, to gain a perfect knowledge of the laws of poetry its metre, its rhythm, and its cynghanedd, and yet be with- out a spark of genius: but any emanation of such know- ledge would be as a thing that was dead,wanting the breath of life. He repeated the englyn on the subject "What is Awen," which gained the prize at an Eisteddfod held in Wrexham in the early part of the present century: very fine, and strictly within the rules, but almost unintelligible; and then pronounced that the answer given to that question by the Welsh Triads could never be surpassed. In eloquent and graphic terms he illustrated those conditions of true poetry-an eye to see nature—an e, r to hear nature—and a heart to feel na'ure. Whilst dealing with the last point he denounced the attempt to interfere with the hymns of the immortal William Williams of Pantycelyn, because for- sooth some people could not c imprehend th possibility of the poet's feelings over-running the laws of metre. "He also earnestly deprecated a habit amount popts, too preva- lent in these days, of dissipating their genius, irstead of concentrating all their ability and power on subjects worthy of their genius, which would result in benefit to the world at large, and win to the authors lasting fame. The fine, dramatic force and pathos, the lecturer ex- hibited in his marvellous oratory—his pithy sayings and genial manner of delivery—and above all his earnestness and the mellifluous llow of language, can be better conceived than described. It was most gratifying to find that the re- newed efforts made by the Cymmrodorion Society to secure such excellent intellectual treats for their fellow country- men in the Metr polis was so warmly responded to, and appreciated by such a large attendance. At the conclusion the lecturer was greeted with loud and reiterated applause. Votes of thanks to the lecturer and chairman were then enthusiastically cirried—having been proposed, seconded, and supported by Mr Hugh Owen, Mr Stephen Evans, and Mr Thomas Hamer. The meeting was also addressed by others and several gave their names to the secretary, Mr C. W. Jones, to be enrolled as members of the society.
HUMPHiiEY'S (Poniimoc) HAIK Kh>TOHKK has r failed to restore Faciei, Gr?v, or White Hair to l„s r.atural color ami richnrss. It is rot a dye, nor does it contain any colouring matter whatever. It does not leave the disagreeable smell oi many Restorers, neither does it ecu! tbe: slun or linen. Sola in large bottles, 2s 6d eacli. A sampie bo:tle sent, cirraige paid, to any station within 100 miles, upon receipt of 3s 64 in stamps, prepared only by TIIOHAS B. II (rPHREl, Opcrattve and Dis- pensing Chemist (from Corbynand Company, Xcw Bond strsc London), Portmadoc, North Wales. Wholes;le of BARR' SQUIRE & Co,. I onion EVANS, SONS, & Co., Liverpool.
THE DEANERY OF BANGOR. The deanery of Bangor has been offered to and ac- cepted by the Rev. Henry Thomas Edwards M A. Vicar of Carnarvon-cum-Llanbeblig. The dean designate, who is identified with the High Church school, is the son of the late Kev. W. Edwards, vicar of Llangollen, and was born at L/ianyrcowddwy, a smail parish on the borders of Mont- gomeryshire and Merinnntbshire. in 18X7. He was educated at Westminster School, and subs' qiov tly entered at Jesu3 College, Oxford, where he tcc k his bachelor's degree in 1851. His first curacy was Llangollen, wheLce, in 1866, he was preferred to the vicarage of Aberdare. succeeding the Rev. Evan Lewis, M. A., now Chancel lor of Bangor. In 1809 he was appointed vicar of Carnarvon, and nt the last election of proctors in Convocation he was elected one of the repre- sentatives for the clergy of the dhc.-<=<. In 18":0 he marred Mary, eldest daughter of Mr David Davies, Maesyfynnon, berdare and his second wife, who died a few weeks ago, was the only daughter of the late Mr John Jones. Tre- anna, Ang!esey. He is an eloquent and powerful bi-lingual preacher, and at the services in connection with the opening of Bangor an ] St. Asaph Ca'hedr^.s he was se!< cted to preach the Welsh sermons. He is also well known as an exensive contributor to Wel-h th^logicl literature and f< r so.r.e time he acted as edit >r of a W-hh ni-wspiper, w; ICI. is luwioified with the interests of the E.-tablisbment. His contributions to Euglish literature i;,ciude The Vic- torious Life," The Courch of the Cymrv," and a number of minor pa'npfc'ets. He is a ailvocite of the Lem- perance movement and at tho three days'Church and State discussioL a ltoyl he was put forward as the poke"man for the clerical parc-y. Ooyciimi* have bern raised to LIs ap- pointwc-nt on he grounds of you' hand shortness of s-rvice belt t .e action of the Bibop of Bangor in nominating for the important p .st of T)e a cl-rsrynan of the abi,itv and energy possessed and displayed by Mr Ed wards" is gene- raliy commended throughout the di- cese. The living of Carnarvon is worth, with the c, p Irv of Wa°ufawr, £ 050 a year, and is in the g-ff. of the Bishop of Chester. The value of the deanery is 4:700, with a residence. -Liver- pool Mercury.
THE RETURN OF SIR WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN. On Tuesday aftercooD, M,»rch 21-t, a public meeting was held at the Wynnstay Arms Hwt 1. l\U-ibon, to consider what steps should be taken to ::ive a >u;table reception to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. B<r; M. P., upon his return home to Wynnstay from his Mediterranean cruise, which is expected to take place on or about the ISch of A- ril. Dr Kobtrts was voted to the chair; and among those pre- sent were—the Rev. A. L. Tuylor. Ruabon Grammar ij tt pev' •J°Ue9» curate, Mr E. i\ Fitch, Grar- duen Halt, Mr Lloyd. Post-oiBce, Mr Benjamin Davies,Mr V?vlVon.e'?\ Cross foxes Iin, Mr Yardiey. Mr T. Grif- fiths, The Mr Lewis, Park h\tor.. Mr G. Edwards, Trevor House, >lr Murless, Wynustay Arms Hotel. Mr A right, assistant overseer, Mt Dai iels, Runbon. and the folowing inhabitants of the Rhos district—P.S. Jones, Mr Robert Kobeits, Mr Hezekiah Jones, Mr Joseph Evaos. Mr Joseph Davits. Mr Richard Hughes, Mr U. E. Roberts, Mr Vp US, s, Mr Letsome. Mr t Owen, &c. ■The C HAIRMAJT >a> 1 the uieit.ng w.is convened for the purpose of ooing honour to whom honour was due. It was .o s~ow then- respect f, r their friend Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, the worthy baromt of Wynns ay. on his return home. Frem different sources he had heard that his heaitb v-as p:-n?c.iy restored, and certainly they ought to conera- tuiate hun cm that event, as he ha.i but partially recovered from his il ness when they welcomed him home on the last occasion. It would be for the meeting to consider the best means to :.èort in order to ¡;ive him a worthy welcome. (Applause.) M' LLOYD and Mr MuRLESS mentioned that a prelimin- ary meeting hal been held at w hich n-thing had been done beyond ordering posters to be piii t-. d e d:ii)g public atten- I tion to the proposed reception. Th<- litter said it had been suggested that the childrattending 'be different schools in the parish should join in the dt mon^tration ot.bers thought that nothing should be done, as it was only six mordhs ago that they had a s mib.r demonstration. Con- siderirsg that Sir Watkiu was then only partially restored, í wherun he was now quite recovered in hraltb, tie thought they could not have too great a demonstration in the village. Mr FITCH said that the general impression was that it was only partially done before, a ad the wi..h througb'>m the Pllish now was for a more public demonstration. For that reison, he thought it would he better to isue a circular to the leading gentry in the di-tries and call another meeting. His chief object :n m iking this )n was that they should obtain, if possible, more influential support, if they would carry the thing out in a proper manner. The CHAIRJJAN said no time mmt be lost in procuring the sinews of war; and he would suggest that a number of gentlemen should volunteer tb'ir services as collectors. Mr B. DAVIES considered that Dr Roberts would be their chairman throughout, having bten once intalled in that honourable position. (Rear, hear.) It app.-ared to him that this would be a formidable piece of business, and he should like to propose Mr Taylor as vice-chairman. The Rev. Mr TAYLOR feared thit he should scarcely be able to devote the time to it that would be r»qui<iito. He had simply come that day to show how htartily be could join in any demonstration to wE ledmt- the baronet home. In all other ways he should back the movement as strongly a.9 possible. Mr B. "DAVIES then amended his proposition by adding Mr Fitch's name t i that of Mr Taylor, so that when one vice chairman was away the other gentleman might be able to take his place. Mr TAYLOR said he should have no objection to act with Mr Fitch, and the proposition was then agreed to. Mr B. DAVIES said it was the general feeling in his neighbourhood that such a demonstration as that proposed should take place on the return of the baronet to Wynnstay. He was glad to see on the present occasion parties repre- senting Calvinistic Methodists, Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans. They in Rhos did not look on it in the light of a political question. Some there were red hot Radicals, others Liberal Conservatives, and others Conservatives. They left politics out of the que>ti >n. TIJey in the Rhos Liberals and Dissenters were as rxnxioas to how their res- pect to Sir Watkin as anyone couid te and lie was glad to propose that a public demonstration should take place to celebrate the return home of Sir Watkin from abroad. Mr FITCH seconded the proposition most heartilyenlic- sing every word that Mr Davies had utterd. The motion vas then put to the meeting and carrie unanimously. Mr B. DAVIES next proposed that al the Sunday and ds-. schools be invited to join in the procession of that day. Mr MDRLESS said ii-, bad been suggested that the childrer r should <-ach be jres-nted with a me tnl or token attached to a ribbon as a kè"p5a. hu., iLai was a matter winch must be left to future consideration. The Rev Mr TAYLOR remarked that as there were some 2.0JO children, and the cost for ench chill would be about GJ, that would involve an expenditure of X50. Sergeant JONES said it was the opinion of those at his end of the room that the time of year was tJ0 cold for a procession of schoolchildren. A gr.at many of the trades- men in Rhos wonlu he happy to meet them and support them with maney. They could not be there that day, but would be happy to attend a< other meeting. tVip certain that a great many people in belonging to the different Sunday Scneols, would ue anxious to show their respect t.) Sir Watkin; and in proposing that the different Sunday ch .ols be invited, he never (Irctmecl that this committee should be asked to de- vote a part of the funds to feeding the children, but wh t he meant was that each school should take care of its own children. He was sure the Sunday School with which he was connected, if invited, would be glad to do so with- out entailing any expensa upon the commiitee • and he thought every other Sunday Scho .1 w,,uld do the same The motion was then seconde 1 by Mr LLUTU and adopted. The Rev- Mr TAYLOR thought that, if ^urts were mFa(1 Y"? inmn7 co°,d be rais'-d in this parish for th^ object m view. It seemed to him it would be a verv sen- sible that there should be some permanent re- TVrh-nVi' a mef1^' for those fU come after to see. occur L) some thjt it would be difficult to J tangible memorial that would remain for the p p.e or those parts to see, and why subscribe a lot o £ money for that purpose ? But he thought that some such idea as that would be feasible. Suppose they were to put up a drinking fountain, he did not say in that village, in Ruabon alone, that would never do but there were water- 's orKs all over this parish; and why not put up une foun- tain at Kuabon, another at Ruos, aDd a third down at hhosymedre. That was an i that b ,d occurred to him before. If they got together £ oO or JSlOO and let it all go in nags, trumpets, and buns, the ;hing would die there; and, although it was true a medal might satisfy some, still it would not b3 such a worthy ni, I- So far as he was personally concerned, he should be happy to give his sub- scription for any object that might be d, cided upon. At the same time. he should much more ba disposed to put his h:wr1 into his pocket :-nd give double his subscription for c:ona something that would remain of permanent utility f.r the whole of the parish. (Oheers.) A resolution wai adopted constituting the whole of those present a general committee for tne furtherance of the object in view and the Rev. C. F. JoXES expressed a hope that no time would be lost in dividing the parish into dis- tricts, and appointing collectors in eac1:! district to get in the necessary funds. A subscription was opened in tue room, the chairman and one or two other gentlemen Leaum^ the list and the meeting was then adjourned.
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