MR. WATKIN WILLIAMS'S FAREWELL } ADDRESS TO HIS CONSTITUENTS. On Tuesday evening, April 23rd, Mr. Watkin Williams, Q.C., M.P. delivered a farewell address to his constituents in the Public Hall, Wrexham. There was a Ip.rge atten- dance, and it included some ladies. The Chair was taken by Mr. Charles Hughes. On Mr. Watkin Williams ascending the platform, accompanied by Mr. Osborne Morgan, Q.C,, M.P., Mrs. Watkin Williams, and Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe, he was greeted with loud and enthusiastic cheering. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the proceedings, said that the object for which the meeting was convened, was to give Mr. Watkin Williams the opportunit/of making a friendly adieu to the constituency of the Denbigh Boroughs, the con- nection with which was formed some ten years ago. Having like other Liberal electors in these Boroughs, fought very earnestly and ardently for the truths and principles represented by Mr. Williams, and so ably sustained by him throughout his career, he (the chairman) could not help regretting the necessity the hon. gentleman felt was laid upon him of relinquishing that connection. (Cheers.) They remembered how earnestly he led them into the electioneering enthusiasm with which he started the contest for those Boroughs, and excited within them as a party the consciousness of a power which up to that time they hardly believed they possessed. He trusted that although the connection between the constituency and Mr. Watkin Williams was about to be severed, they would never lose his interest and sympathy for Wales and Welshmen while life lasted. (Cheers.) Mr. WATKIN WILLIAMS, who was received with great cheering, said he rose to address them with a heavy heart, but he hoped with full courage, sustained by the feeling that he was taking a right and proper step. The warmth of feeling with which they had received him was almost too much for him. It had taken him a great deal by surprise. Not that he expected they would treat him un- kindly, he had known them too long and too well to suppose that for a moment, although the reception might have excited a momentary doubt whether he had not committed an error in j udgment in the step he had recently taken, further and almost instantaneous retiectionshowed him that they had formed a just and sound appreeiatioll of the ratherconsider- able personal sacrifice hehad made in taking that step. His purpose in addressing them that evening was to endeavour as far as he could to re-unite and re-consolidate the Liberal party in those boroughs, and to bring them back before they had to face another election, to that condition of strength which a united party alone could possess, that strength which led them to so grand and splendid a vic- tory for the Liberal cause in 1868. (Cheers.) Having performed his duty in making a great personal sacrifice, he called upon the Liberal electors of Wrexham to follow his example, and to take a share, perhaps not less than his, in consolidating the party. Before he came to the more immediate, and perhaps more personal question which had led him to that step, he would most earnestly call their attention to what it was they might have to do, to what part they might have to play in the affairs of the nation. They would probably in the course of two or three months be called upon by electing a member of the Great Council of the nation to take their part in determining issues of the greatest moment, issues involving peace and war, issues involving Christianity, civilization, and freedom upon the one side, and darkness, oppression, and slavery upon the other. (Cheers.) He had not been, and did not wish to be, too severe or hard a critic of the Government. They were entitled from a generous people to every con- sideration for the anxious and serious difficulties in which they were placed. But to his mind the Government had lamentably failed in dealing with the great question they had in hand. (Cheers.) They had by their vaccilation and absence of definite policy brought this country to the verge, not only of war, but of a senseless and ruinous war. (Cheers.) He wished to ask the working men of Wrexham whether they considered it dignified, and really patriotic to allow a secondary ques- tion upon which they had unfortunately fallen out, to intervene and possibly to oblige them to cast their voice upon an issue of this magnitude against the national weal, against the national conscience, and against the interests of the whole of this Empire. (Cheers.) Mr. Watkin Williams then proceeded at some length to review the history of the Eastern question, and to criticise the policy of the Government. He said he could never forgive Lord Derby for having when the insurrection in Bosnia and Herzegovina broke out against the intolerable misgovernment of Turkey, deprecated diplomatic interference with the Ottoman Empire, and stated that he considered the grave situation of affairs was due simply to the apathy and want of energy on the part of the Ottoman Government in crushing the rebellion. From that time to the present not one single word of compassion or sympathy for these unhappy people had escaped the lips either of Lord Derby or of Lord Beaconsfield. His grand charge and indictment against the Government was that it refused to join Russia in forcing upon Turkey the necessary reforms of the Christian provinces. (Ltmd cheers.) He was no more enamours1 .)f Hl1"i;. than the Government, and he protested agaii:»fc the policy which threw upon Russia, the most despotic Pow on the face of the earth, the task of liberating these millions of Christian people in European Turkey. (Cheers.) To have forced Turkey to reform did not mean war. One of the most decisive battles within the last fifty years, the battle of Navarino, with France and England on one side and Turkey on the other, in which the Turkish fleet was destroyed, took place without a war. There was no war, Turkey remonstrated, and we took no notice of her remonstrance, but told her it served her right. If we had taken part with Russia and the other Great Powers in forcing the necessary reforms upon Turkey, it would have rendered war absolutely impossible. (Cheers.) On the 8th of June last Lord Derby was informed that Russia would insist upon stipulations which were substantially the same as those embodied in the Treaty of San Stefano. He (Mr. Watkin Williams) heard Lord Beaconsfield's speech the other day, when he announced the policy of the Government in calling out the reserves, and he felt humiliated, degraded, and ashamed that the Prime Minis- ter of this country could have used the language he did in that speech—(loud cheers)—language which was abso- lutely contradicted and falsified by documents he (Mr. ■Watkin Williams) held in his hands. If it were true that the stipulations of the Treaty were inconsistent with the interests of this country and of Europe, and with the in- terests of freedom all he could say was that last June the Government must have been guilty of fraud and falsehood towards Russia. (Cheers.) With regard to the details of that Treaty his firm conviction was that if all the European Powers were to assent to it in omnibus that Trea y would no more settle the Eas'era Ques ion than any scrap of paper they could pick up in I ha., room. The insurrection began no' in Bulgaria, but. in the remote provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which under the Treaty were actually lefc in the possession of Turkey. Was it. likely now tha;. Turkey was reduced almost TO nothing, with an independent Bulgaria be ween, that, these provinces would remain in con en ed subjectian to the hated Ottoman Government ? Was not a congress the only natural and proper method of se t ling these ques: ipns ? (Cheers.) Wha should we go to war for? Supposing England were vie orious, and Russia driven back, we should then have to face diflicul ies enough to appal'he stoutest heart. Were we going to occupy Bulgaria? Heaven forbid Were we going to restore the liberated Chris ians to the Ottoman Power? He could not think of any single issue of the war which would no" be calamitous and disgraceful. (Hear, hear.) It would be madness and wickedness beyond description. (Cheers.) Such was the great question upon which they would have to pronounce their verdict at the next election, and he would appeal tothem to let their voice be heard on the side of freedom and of peace. (Cheers.) The hon. gentleman afterwards went on to say that with a country like Eng- land there must always be questions upon which there was an essential difference of opinion. Such a question was that of temperence legislation. (Cheers.) He had spoken to all classes of people upon the subject, and he found a common agreement between them with very rare exceptions indeed, that some reform in legislation relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors was necessary. It was also Ion undoubted fact that they differed enormously as to the means by which it ws to be accomplished. Nothing was easier than for a member of Parliament to get rid of all responsibility and trouble by premising to vote for a par- ticular measure. Supposing they had a candidate whose general opinions upon great national affairs they thought sound, let them considet what position they placed him in by compelling him to pledge himself to a particular measure. (Loud cheers.) He himself had read many a Bill over which appeared at first sight very simple and very clear, but when he had heard all the arguments for and against it, he became convinced that he was utterly wrong in his judgment upon it. Let them consider the position they placed their representative in with his conviction, judgment, and conscience on one side and the pledge ex- torted from him by some of his constituents on the other. He did not envy that man's position. (Loud cheers.) Let them examine their candidate's views and principles as much as they liked in order to satisfy themselves that they were sound, but for goodness sake let them not fix him or pledge him to any particular Bill. (Loud cheers.) He congratulated them upon the selection of Sir Robert Cunliffe as their candidate. (Loud cheers.) He was extreme- ly glad to see the prudence and judgement and courage with which he dealt with that subject in his address. (Cheers.) That constituency was thoroughly Liberal. They had an enormous majority of Liberals. (Loud cheers.) Let them follow the advice given by Count Moltke, March separately, but strike together," and then they would not only strike, but win. (Cheers.) The hon. gentleman then referred to the relations of the Press to public men. The freedom and independence of the Press was dear to all true Liberals. It was one of the greatest triumphs achieved by the Liberal party. But there was a licence of the Press. Of late years, a practice had sprung up on the part, he believed, exclusively of the Tory party of maintaining newspapers for the purpose of slandering and vilifying public men, newspapers without any sufficient circulation to pay. their way —(great cheering)—but which dealt with the char- acters of public men in the most reckless and unscrupulous fashion, and which were maintained by the purses of wealthy noblemen and gentry belonging to the Tory party, Such a paper he had taken the pains to as- certain existed in that county. It was not maintained by its legitimate circulation, but was subsidized by the landed gentry. (A Voice: Wrexham Guardian and loud chee and laughter.) A neighbouring gentleman, whose name he would not mention, had subscribed no less a sum than £4000 towards the maintenance of that paper. (Cheers.) Was this legitimate warfare? Was this honourable? (No, no.) The candidate. who had come forward to oppose at the next election his friend, Sir Robert Cunliffe, Mr. Kenyon had, it was his duty to jtell them, been assisting this paper. (Loud cheers.) He had re- cently made an appeal on its behalf which some of them might have seen, and he had made the mistake of commit- ting it to writing. W ere they (the working men of Wrexham) going to sanction or permit this sort of warfare ? If they did, it would be a disgrace to their county, and a disgrace to the Principality of Wales. (Loud cheers.) In conclusion Air. Watkin Williams strongly urged upon the Liberals of Wrexham a policy of union and conciliation, and to show a firm and consolidated front to the Tories at the next election. (Loud and prolonged cheering.) A 'deputation then came on the platform to present the followiag resolution to Mr. Wa kin Williams. At a meeting of the Liberal working men, held in the rooms of the Liberal Association on the night of Wednesday, the 17th of April, 1878, it was resolved—" That this meeting of Liberal working men hears with regret Mr. Watkin Williams's deter- mimltion to retire from the reprosentatlOn of the Denbigh Boroughs and desires to convey to him its deepfelt thanks for the able, conscientious, andjstraightforward manner in which he has reprosented the Boroughs during the last ten years, and that there be appointed a deputation to present the resolution to Mr. Watkin Williams on his visit to Wrexham.—Robert Wil- liams, Thomas Davies, Samuel Cameron, John Barrat, Benjamin Powell, John Samuels, Joseph Smith, Thomas Jones, Ishmael Evans, Finlay McRae, Edward Rowland, Charles Edwards, Andrew Johnson, William Foulkes, William Edwards, and Robert Williams (chairman)." Mr. WATKIX WILLIAMS briefly replied, and in the course of his reply, took occasion to explain that the statement that he had been accepted as a candidate for Newcastle-upon-Tyne was incorrect. Two or three days after he issued his address he was asked and consented to allow his name to be put before the Liberal party in Newcastle for their consideration, but he had heard nothing more on the subject. Mr. NATHANIEL GRIFFITHS afterwards proposed a re- solution to the effect that the meeting, whilst regretting the circumstances which, in the opinion of Mr. Watkin Williams, rendered it advisable that he should not seek re-election for the Denbigh Boroughs, begs to tender him its best thanks for his past services in Parliament, and to express its admiration of his conduct as a private citizen. The resolution was carried with acclamation, as was also a resolution approving of the candidature of Sir Robert Cunliffe. Sir Robert Cunliffe,) the new candidate, and Mr. Osborne Morgan, subsequently addressed the meeting.
ECCESIASTICAL. Sir Thomas Grove, Bart., and other parishioners have made a representation to the Bishop of Salisbury as to Ritualistic practices in the parish church of Donhead St. Mary. His Lordship declines to recommend proceedings, urging the advantage of fatherly methods" over litiga- tion. The Easter festival was celebrated at the Vatican on Saturday, April 20, by a reception by the Pope of the Col- lege of Cardinals, when His Holiness delivered a brief address on the strength and solidity of the Pontificate. It is said the Pope has formally announced to the Cardi- nals his adhesion to a moderate policy. A protest has been made by the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church against the introduction of the Raman Catholic hierarchy into Scotland. They "pub- licly and solemnly protest against this assumption of power by the said Bishop of Rome, as contrary to the order and fundamental laws of the Catholic Church, and destitute, therefore, of any authority or validity in the Church of Christ." The correspondent of the Times at Rome says that an accommodation between the German Government and the Vatican seems probable. Prince Bismarck, in view of a possible extension of the Eastern dispute, is fully alive to the wisdom of conciliating the Catholics of the Empire, and particularly those of Bavaria. The advances of Pope Leo XIII. afford the opportunity of which it is under- stood Prince Bismarck is by no means averse to avail him- self. The Roman correspondent of the Cologne Gazette tele- graphs that at the direction of the Pope Father Curci has been invited to Rome to explain the views set forth in his book more fully in confidential interviews and that it is understood that several other learned divines, whose learn- ing was<under Pio Nono considered unorthodox, and who were consequently little favoured by the late Pope, are now to be summoned to the Vatican by his successor. Cardinal Hohenlohe has been invested with the protecto- rate of the monastery Dei Quattro Coronati as a mark of the Pope's confidence and favour. A remarkable movement is reported among the natives of India east of Tinnevelly. No fewer than 16,000 have sent in their names to Bishop Caldwell and placed them- selves under instruction for baptism. His lordship writes —>l Village after village is laying aside its heathenism, and seeking admission into the fold of Christ." The four evangelistic tours of the bishop lait year and gratitude for English help in the famine are assigned as probable causes. The bishop asks the Propagation Society to send ten ad- ditional clergy and seventy additional catechists. For this purpose the society has just made a special appeal.
MR. GLADSTONE AND WALES. The following address to Mr. Gladstone is being exten- sively signed in Wales. The right hon. gentleman will, it is expected, be publicly presented with it at Carnarvon, or some other convenient centre :— To the Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone, Esq., M.P. Right Honourable Sir,—We, the undersigned, natives of the Principality of Wales, desire to convey to you the sincere ex- pression of our profound appreciation of your invaluable ser- vices in the cause of justice, humanity, and peace, during the present most eventful crisis in the history of our country and of Europe. We deeply deplore the double-minded poliey pursued by our Tory Government in their negotiations on the great Eastern question, from the commencement of those negotiations until the day when the Earl of Derby resigned his office as Foreign Secretary, viz., the warlike policy of the Prime Minister, indi- cated some time ago in his memorable utterances at Aylesbury and the Guildhall—a policy which has been, alas, but too suc- cessfully promoted by both the former and the present ambas- sadors at Constantinople, on the one hand; and on the other by the more temperate and peaceable policy of the Foreign Office, advocated by the Earls of Derby and Carnarvon. Your memorialists would not presume an opinion either in justification or of condemnation of the policy of Russia indi- cated in the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano; but they ven- ture respectfully to submit that our Government should have protested against them nine months ago, if at all, as they were substantially as well known then as they are now, instead of bringing their objections forward at the last hour, and so placing them in the way of the proposed Congress, which all the other interested Powers had signified their willingness to enter —thus preventing an amicable settlement of tlagreat question, and also augmenting the danger of the terriblernternative—that of all unjustifiable and entirely causeless war. In the opinion of yonr memorialists, our rulers have also given uncalled-for provocation to Russia by sending the British fleet to the Darda- nelles, and by their costly preparations for war, as if they were determinud to bring the two countries into collision. Your memorialists shudder at the thought that, should a war ensue (which God forbid), the greatest share, if not all, the responsibility and guilt attached to it must rest with the Government of this country and as sure as the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of mena fact which we much appre- hend most of the rulers of the nations forget to take into their calculations, the day of reckoning will come sooner or later. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right 5" Sir, your great talent and transcendent abilities were never better employed in the service of God, of your country, and of humanity, than they have been during the last and present year with regard to this momentous question. You, sir, have abundantly received the usual recompense which almost every great benefactor of his race has received before you—slander, abuse, hatred, and persecution from warmongers, among the highest and lowest classes, from within and from without the Houses of Parliament, and also from a portion of the press. But the more you are hated and persecuted by men of this character, the more you are blessed of God, and the greater will be your reward hereafter. That God may continue to bless you with health and strength, wisdom and courage, to go on valiantly, faithfully, and success- fully in your honourable career, and that your valuable life may be spared for many years to come, to serve your generation, according to the will of God, is the sincere and constant prayer of your memorialists. In reply to a communication sent to Mr. Gladstone, having reference to the proposed public presentation to him of this address, the right hon. gentleman has written expressing his willingness to give audience to a number of the memorialists, but stating that he cannot undertake to break his very short recess and only chance of rest by a journey to Carnarvon as proposed.
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WAR PREPARATIONS. A telegram from New York announces that agents of the British Govern men tare purchasing cavalry horses in the State of New York and Vermont at the ra.te 200 weekly. On Monday, at Portsmouth, an order was received for 300 men of the Royal Marine Artillery to prepare at once for embarkation. This detachment is for service in the five ironclads which are being commissioned at Devonport, and they have already shipped on the Tamar for Ply- mouth. At the Portsmouth dockyard labourers are being advertised for to relieve those belonging to the army re-1 serve who have been called upon to join their colours.
ROUMANIA. At the secret sitting of the Roumanian Chamber en Thursday, April 18th, M. Bratiano gave an account of his mission to Berlin and Vienna. The Great Powers, he said, would only defend those interests which they con- sidered vital. Austria and Germany believed that Russia did not intend to interfere with the liberty of navigation on the Danube. Roumania might rely upon their support as far as that liberty was connected with the Bessarabian question. M. Bratiano was of opinion- that it would be more advantageous for Roumania to enter into an arrange- ment with Russia. This declaration led to a stormy discussion, in which the Minister for Foreign Affairs was violently attacked. After the secret sitting the Chamber resumed the debate upon the motion calling upon the Government to take measures in view of the threatened disarmament of the Roumanian troops and the occupation of the Principality by the Russians. The Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that the Government had protested against the occupation and instructed its agent in Paris to communicate the fact to the British Government. Ulti- mately an order of the day was passed expressing the satisfaction of the House with the Ministerial statement.
GREECE. A special correspondent in Athens telegraphs that the position of Greece is becoming more and more difficult. England urges the abandonment of the insurgents in Thessaly, so as to win the Turks from the Russian alliance. Russia, on the other hand, allows Turkey to crush the rebels in order to keep her faithful to the Russian alliance. The correspondent says that if our rivalry with Russia for the goodwill of the Turk be continued for many months, the Greek element in Turkey will be quite ruined.
MR. BRIGHT ON THE PROSPECT OF WAR. Mr. Bright presided on Good Friday at a conference at Rochdale in connection with the Lancashire, Cheshire, and Derbyshire Sunday School Association. He spoke of the influence Sunday Schools were likely to have in training children in the highest duties of citizens, and, in consider- ing this, took occasion to refer to the perilous position in which the nation now stood. If at this moment the in- fluence of Sunday Schools could give us all we might rightly expect from it, in the future it might save us from the regret and sorrow which, as a nation, we could not escape if another bloody chapter were added to the annals of our time. When they thought of the illustrious lady who sat upon the throne of these realms, let them pray that her heart might be spared from the sorrow, and the record of her reign be spared from the blot, that would be insepara- ble from it if again the blood of our countrymen should be shed in favour of a cause which no man can distinctly define or describe, and in pursuit of objects which no rational man believed it was possible for arms to attain.
THE FLINTSHIRE VOLUNTEERS. An order issued by Lieutenant-Colonel Cook, command- ing the first administrative battalion of Flintshire volun- teers (which also includes the corps at Carnarvon and Portmadoc), has created some sensation in the county. The order calls upon officers commanding corps to call special parade and to ascertain how many officers and men in each corps are willing to volunteer for garrison duty at home or abroad should their services be required. The order adds — "The lieutenant-colonel well knows that Welshmen have ever been loyal and ready to defend their country and their sovereign, and that the remem- brance of Sir Watkin's regiment still survives, and is looked back to with pride, and he is convinced that should the services of the 1st Administrative Battalion of Flintshire Rifle Volunteers be required (which Heaven grant may not be the case), that the same pluck and eager- ness to serve which distinguished their forefathers will be found among the present generation of Welshmen, and that Cambria's sons will rally to the cry of Queen and country." On Saturday, April 20, a special parade of the Fourth Flintshire Rifle Volunteers was held at the Board schools, Holywell. There were about 80 men pre- sent, under the command of Captain E. J. Davies and Lieutenant J. L. Price. Capt. Davies read the order of Lieut.-Col. Cook, and remarked he would not ask them to volunteer unless he and Lieut. Price intended to do so. An example was set to the corps, and all men who were willing to volunteer were directed to "fix bay- onets," and to put their caps on the bayonet. The men without any exception readily responded to the call, amid greatest excitement. Other members of the corps who were absent had intimated their willingness to volunteer.
WELSH RESERVES. Fifty men belonging to the reserves of the Carnarvon- shire militia left Carnarvon on Monday night, April 22nd, for Enniskillen, to join the 42nd regiment. A second detachment will leave for the same depot on Thursday. Out of a total of 200, 193 had reported themselves up to Monday morning, April 22nd. Forty-six of the Anglesey engineer militia reserves were despatched from Beaumaris to Chatham on Monday, April 22nd. The Mold correspondent of the Liverpool Mercury re- ports that on Monday afternoon, April 22nd, the men of the second class reserve belonging to the Flintshire militia left to join the first battalion of the 23rd Regiment, Ennis- killen. The men, to the number of 68, out of a possible 73, paraded in the afternoon, all being present and sober, and dmed at the militia barracks with their wives and families. During the early hours of the evening a.large crowd assembled near the barracks. The volunteers corps also paraded, all of them accompanying the reserves to the station. Thousands of people were present, who loudly cheered the reserves as they marched down. In taking farewell of them, Colonel Wills, who was much affected, said he was proud of his men and of their con- duct. He trusted they would not be away long, and that he would soon have the pleasure and the honour of com- manding them again. The train left at a quarter to eight, amid great enthusiasm. After sending the reserves by train, the volunteers were asked how many were willing to go upon garrison duty, when every man present re- sponded in the affirmative, and were thanked by the com- manding officer, Colonel Cook. A great number of the militia expressed their readiness to take the place of the reserves if permitted, but this could not be done.
THE PROSPECTS OF THE CONGRESS. The Times correspondent at St. Petersburg has, it is said, discovered that his sanguine expectations about the Congress were at least premature. It was believed that all the Powers would accept an invitation to a Congress to consider what changes should be introduced into the treaties of 1856 and 1871 in consequence of recent events, and that formula was supposed to have removed all ob- jections and soothed all susceptibilities. Unforeseen diffi- culties, however, have since arisen, which are more clearly set forth in the despatch of the Daily News correspondent at St. Petersburg, who describes the difficulty as being on the side of the British Government. The St. Peters- burg Cabinet, it seems, has accepted the German proposal. The London Cabinet has rejected it, and again insists on its original conditions—viz., that the whole of the San Stefano Treaty shall be submitted unreservedly to the Conference. The Berlin correspondent of the Times states positively that although Russia still declines formally to to submit the San Stefano treaty formally to the Confer- ence, she does not hesitate to say in private and confi- dential terms, that she will not object to discussion of all the more important clauses. The value of this concession, however, is said to be impaired by the refusal of Russia to make the validity of the treaty dependent upon the con- sent of the Powers, so that the discussion of particular clauses could lead to nothing. •'The formal submission of the San Stefano Treaty to the Conference," says the Times correspondent, "would have been tantamount to Russia's acquiescence in this principle." But if Russia will neither accord formal submission of the San Stefano Treaty, nor confidentially admit that the treaty, to be valid, requires ratification by the Powers, the question arises whether mere willingness to discuss can be regarded as the guarantee of a satisfactory solution of pending difficulties. According to a Vienna telegram, Prince Bismarck has proposed that the state of tension in the East shall be re- laxed by the withdrawal of the Russian army to Adrian- ople, and of the English fleet to the Piraeus or the Gulf of Salonica, as a preliminary step facilitating an agreement concerning the Conference. Russia was willing to accept Prince Bismarck's proposal for a simultaneous withdrawal of English and Russian forces, which would have saved the dignity of both countries, and greatly diminished the danger of hostile collision between them. England, it is stated, has accepted the proposal in principle, but raises difficulties regarding the distance to which armaments shall withdraw. The Agence Russe states that the nego- tiations for a definite arrangement on this point, and also for the meeting of the preliminary conference, continue. In Berlin, which is the centre of these negotiations, not much importance is attached to them (according to the Daily News correspondent), either in official or unofficial circles, because of the unceasing activity with which both Russia and England are preparing for war. The corre- spondent adds that "it cannot be too emphatically affirmed that the question is no longer whether Russia shall lay the whole or parts of the treaty before the Congress, but whether England proposes in the Congress to deal with the treaty in the spirit of Lord Salisbury's circular. If this be answered in the affirmative, any further discussion is most frivolous and trifling. Here, at least, it is clearly understood that Russia will not, and cannot, submit to such humiliation." The Paris papers state that Prince Bismarck's proposal for a simultaneous withdrawal of the British fleet and Russian troops from Constantinople, was accepted in principle by the Cabinets of St. Petersburg and London. Prince Bismarck then communica- ted to the German ambassadors abroad the formula of invitation to the Congress in Berlin. It is stated that all the Cabinets except that of London de- clared themselves ready to accept the invitation unre- servedly. The British Government alone is said to have insisted as a condition of their accepting it that Russia should submit all questions raised by recent events in the East to the Great Powers. The semi-official Jouraal- de St. Petersbimf says that the assembly of Congress alone will not guarantee peace. A frank and exhaustive exchange of views between the Cabinets of the Powers should precede the Congress. Wednesday evening's semi-official Agence Russe, in announcing the continuance of the active mediation of Germany, adds—" If everywhere dispositions exist as con- ciliatory as those which prevail here, there is reason to hope that a satisfactory result may be arrived at." On the other hand, the Times St. Petersburg correspondent says that in well-informed circles there little confidence is placed in the ultimate success of the negotiations between the Russian, German, and Austrian Governments. Alluding to the suspicions of separate negotiations being in progress between the Austrian and Russian Cabinets, the Vienna correspondent of the Eastern Budget, the Eng- lish organ of the Austrian Foreign Office, writes-" Russia has as yet expressed no opinion whatever as to Austria,'s objections to the treaty, and no separate negotiations could, therefore, have taken place. Austria wishes the Congress to meet as strongly as Russia. does, and the fact that the question of procedure is not so rigidly adhered to at Vienna as in London may account for the continuance of the friendly relations between the RUBSXMI and Austrian Courts." A central news telegram from Vienna says that the proposition for the simultaneous withdrawal of. the English fleet from the Sea of Marmora and of the Russian army from their present positions near Constantinople was made at first by the British Cabinet, and was at once agreed to by that of St. Petersburg. As both powers require a guarantee that their respective positions may be re-occupied without disadvantage to either should the pro- posed conference fail to arrive at a satisfactory settlement, the question now to be decided is how this guarantee is to be given, and it is stated that Germany and Italy are both disposed, as neutral powers, to join in such a guarantee.
RUSSIAN PREPARATIONS. One direct effect of military activity on the- part of England is naturiclly to stimulate the military prepara- tions of Russia, who is described as making extensive ar- rangements for the defence of the Baltic, whilst steadily increasing her hold upon Roumania. Two new army divisions are now in course of formation for the defence of the Baltic, whilst steadily increasing her hold upon Roumania, Two new army divisions are now in course of formation for the defence of the Baltic coast, and all wounded soldiers who are sufficiently recovered to rejoin their regiments have been ordered to proceed to the semth. From Bucharest it is telegraphed that the Russian occupa- tion of Rcumania is an accomplished fact. The Russian Minister of Finance has, it is said, issued a circular to the Governors of Russian provinces, inform- ing them of the permission accorded to the Moscow Society for the Development of the Russian Marine, "to open a subscription list on behalf of the establishment of a fleet of privateers." Every month the Governors are to furnish a report of the subscriptions received in their respective districts by agents appointed by the Moscow Society, so that the work will be carried on in a thorough and per- mistent manner. At a meeting held at Moscow on Wednesday, under the auspices of the central committee for collecting subscrip- tions for the formation of a volunteer cruiser flotilla, it was resolved that each Russian province should fit out one cruiser. The meeting was attended by persons of all ranks.
AN ARMISTICE IN THESSALY. English consuls, it is reported from Athens, have ne- gotiated an armistice between the Turks and the Thes- salian insurgents. The regular Turkish troops in Thessaly now number upwards of 23,000. Information has reached Athens of renewed fighting in Thessaly. The Porte has ordered the Bashi-Bazouks to leave that province, but a portion of them have refused to do so till they have received their arrears of pay.
INSURRECTION IN .ROUMELIA. The Mussulman insurrection in Roumelia extends over an area of nearly 10,000 square miles, and keeps 30,000 Russian troops on the alert. The insurrection is said to have been caused by the intolerable oppression of the Russo-Bulgarian rule. The Grand Duke Nicholas has made a proposal, which has been accepted by the Seraskierate to send a mixed commission of Russian and Turkish officials to the scene of the conflicts between the armed Mussulmen and Rus- sian troops, to pacify the insurgents. The locality of the Revolt is between the Maritza Valley and San, Stefano. Prince Milan of Servia has dismissed all foreign officers from his army. Canon Liddon, in a letter declining an invitation to ad- dress a meeting of farm labourers at Hamhill on the Eastern question, says that to him that ques- tion has seemed from the first to be not a political one (in the ordinary sense of that term), but a question of right and wrong. It can never (he writes) be right that we English should perpetuate the misery of the subject populations in Turkey, knowing, as we do, what that misery is, for the sake of better securing our possessions in the distant East. Russia has carried out m a rough way what we ourselves ought to have done at once more gently and more completely; but to go to war with her because she has succeeded, and because some elements, it may be, of self-seeking have mingled with her work, would be most assuredly a crime before God and man, for which as a people we should have to answer. I yet hope that we may escape the misery of committing it." A company of contractors which purveys for the Russian army has incurred a debt of 2320,000 to Galata firms, of which payment is postponed on the plea that the Russian Treasury has not paid the company. The Galata firms have unanimously resolved to deal no more, since the heavy douceurs exacted at delivery and deferred payment render operations profitless.
DESPERATE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN MILITIAMEN AND IRISHMEN. On Saturday, April 20, at the Nantwich Police Court, Thomas Dudley and Phillip Walker, who appeared in the dock in the uniform of the 1st Royal Cheshire Militia, were charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm upon John Shearn, at Nantwich, on the 14th April. The quar- rel appeared to have originated in consequence of a num- ber of Irishmen, amongst whom the prosecutor was stand- ing, making a remark of an opprobrious nature to the two prisoners, who were passing in their uniform. The witnesses for the prosecution stated that Dudley and Walker immediately turned and struck them. Dudley drew a large clasp knife and said, "If you stir I'll draw your livers out." Prosecutor cried out Put down your knife," and Dudley said What has it got to do with you," and lounged at his chest with it. Walker was engaged attacking Gill. A free fight ensued until some- one shouted police, when Dudley hastily thrust the open knife into his trouser pockets and walked away. Seeing that the alarm was a false one, the prisoners returned with the avowed intention of "licking" the Irishmen. Both of them then drew their belts and laid about them in all directions. They pursued the Irishmen through the streets, driving them towards the Hightown. Here they made a desperate stand against the prisoners, and Shearn got Walker under him on the ground, and kicked and struck him. Dudley ran to Walker's assistance, and first hit Shearn a heavy blow on the side of the head with his belt, and afterwards drew the knife again and inflicted a fearful gash on Shearn's forehead. The Irishmen cried "murder," "police," and decamped. Shearn, however, who bled profusely from the wound, was led away to a surgeon's to get the stab dressed. In the meantime the prisoners had been apprehended by the police. The defence was that it was a free fight, and that the wound was inflicted with a belt. Dudley was committed to take his trial at the next Chester Assizes, and Walker, against whom there was no direct evidence, was discharged..
THE REPRESENTATION OF THE DENBIGH- SHIRE BOROUGHS. On Thursday, April 18th, a meeting of delegates from Wrex- ham, Denbigh, Ruthin, and Holt, was held in Wrexham* for the purpose of electing a candidate to contest the seat for the boroughs- at the next general election. Immediately after it was matfce known that the present member, Mr. Watkin Williams, intended to retire, the different Liberal associations held meetings to consider what course they should pursue. It was thought desirable at the time to wait until after Mr. Williams had addressed his constituents, in the hope that he might be induced to withdraw his resignation, but when it was seen that Mr. Williams had accepted an invitation to contest one of the seats for Newcastle-on-Tyne, and that there was no probability of the decision being altered, it was deemed advisable to hold a joint conference without delay. At the meeting on Wednesday, the names of Major Cornwallis West and Sir Robert Cunliffe were submitted, and after a lengthy consultation, the latter was unanimously selected as the candidate. Stiortly before five o'clock, Sir Robert Cunliffe attended at the Reading Room. Mr. Charles Hughes, the chairman of the Liberal association, presided, and said he had great pleasure in announcing that Sir Robert had been selected to be the candi- date for the Denbighshire Boroughs. It afforded him equal pleasure that he had so readily consented to come tdown from Acton to see those gentlemen who had to leave shortly by train. (Applause.) Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE, in replying, said—Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I need not tell you that I received the intimation which Mr. Charles Hughes was kind enough on your behalf to bring me up to Acton just now with feelings of great pleasure, and,, naturally, of gratification at the honour which you have done me in selecting me to be your candidate at the coming election. (Hear, hear.) It is a very critical time in our history, and I earnestly hope and confidently believe that if I have, as I hope and trust and believe I shall have, the support of a united and unanimous party, we shall carry our colours to victory. (Applause.) Knowing what I do of the spirit and the intelli- gence and the enthusiasm which distinguishes the Liberal elec- tors in Wales, I may earnestly hope, apart from all personal in- terest in the matter, that the representative of the Denbigh Boroughs in the next Parliament will be a Liberal and not a Tory representative. (Hear, hear.) I can assure you that no effort on my part will be wanting to act worthily as your representative and to fight the battle with my friend — for I consider him my friend—Mr. Kenyon, in an honourable and fair spirit, but with the most unflinching determination—(cheers)—and I count con- fidently upon the assistance and support of all my friends and IJIOPE you will kindly take back to the different boroughs you represent the feelings and the report of what has taken place hereto-day, and that you will point out to them how important it is that we should unite and act with perfect unanimity, using every effort to carry the seat which I do in my heart believe be- longs to the Liberal party. (Renewed cheers.) I don't think I shouldB detain you any longer, gentlemen, as you have so much pressure upon your time, but I can only say that I have met to-diy many who I trust may be my friends for a long time to came, and that we shall be able to work together for that common cause which we all have so much at heart. (Loud applause.) Sir RobeH Cunliffe has issued an address to the electors of Denbigh Boroughs, in which he accepts the Liberal candidature for the sea S rendered vacant by the regretted retirement of Mr. Watkin Williams. Having already, he says, held a seat in Parliament, and taken an active share in the politics of the country, any lengthy explanation of his opinions is unnecessary. He need hardly say that he will support Mr. Osborne Morgan's Burials Bill, and the equalization of the franchise in counties n and boroughs. With regard to temperance legislation, without pledging himself to any Bills now before Parliament, he should endeavour to support any practical measure which would give a real and substantial control over the liquor traffic to those who are the greatest sufferers from it—the ratepayers. The question of the relations of Church and State is not now before the con- stituencies as a portion of practical politics, but he believes, with many members of the Church, that the solution of it can I only be found in the ultimate separation. A grave indictment, he says, stands against the Government for their foreign policy, bnt it cannot be dealt with in the limits of his address^
LORD ABERD ARE ON CHARITY. In th# speech delivc.d by Lord Aberdare at the annual meeting of the Charity Organization Society, he referred to a. subject w1 ich has been recently discussed among some of our rc i ;rs. The question fA gratuitous medical help affects every town in the kingdom, and the abuses connected with it are too great to be endiiyed much longer in silence., Lord Aberdare said- I' It was stated, audi he read the statement with astonishment, that no less than a million persons in London—one-liWirth of the1 whole of the wealthiest population in the world- 1Jere in the habit of applying for and receiving medical assistant and med'icine gratuitously. Now said that those who couiil pay for medicines and medical assistance, and yet received ithese helps- gratuitously, were inflicting upon themselves the grryrest moral injury, and no greater could be1 done to society n that which the Charity Organization Society was attempting to carry out, in cutting off this medico or any ether indiscriminate relief to those who did n off stand in need of it. (Cheers.) He dM not know whether this quosiÏon of reform in 111edical relief Wf¡,jt originally started by thi Society, but he hsnew that in. nL, medical men were keenly alive to the danger arising to the- people from a continuance-of this relief system, and to the' wrong inflicted by it upon the medical profession. Some large and sweeping reform was noeessary, and it waif largely due to the active influences of the "Sharity Organization Society that provident dispensaries were- instituted throughout London, where, for a small payment weekly or monthly, the working classes and their families couldi obtain regular and good medical attendance in all jespects incomparably superior t". that which they obtainediby frequenting the out-paticii ts' departisents of the hospitals. (Cheers.) In doing this work, the Charity Organiza- tion Society was only doing what in his part of t kingdom was universal. (Bear, hear.) There was not in Wales a poor collier but paid for his medical assistance and for the medical assistance his family received, and the poorest Welsh people, his lordship's neighbours, in the very worst times, never grudged to give their hardt-eaa-ned money to provide this- medical help in the time of need, and neither did they grudge their money, he might remark, to. pay for the education of their children. (Cheers.) In the same speech Lord Aberdare, who has had pecu- liar advantages in the practical study of the subject in South Wales, bore emphatic testimony to the evils asso- ciated with the dispensation of charity. So strongly is he convinced of the injury done when the feeling of self- respect is lowered, that he resisted the impulse to appeal for aid for people who were enduring semi-starvation and the pain of seeing their children without necessary clothing. "He had restrained himself on the thought that he ought not to take upon himself to lower tIre feel- ing of self-respect which was strenuously maintained by men who preferred not endure sufferings- rather than apply for relief. We regret that the exigencies of space prevent us from quoting at greater length from his- Lord- ship's speech. It is one which will well repay perusal by all who are interested in the true welfare of the poor..
A CLERGYMAN ON THE WAR. PARTY. A remarkable letter by the Rev. John Oakley, one- of the most estimable of the London clergy, has appeared; ia the Daily News. His main object in writing, he say-e, is To protest my conviction that a great majority-l should think; avast majority-of the clergy of the Church'of England arei averse from war, not as always inherently wrong, but as being in the supposed case uncalled for by any interest of man,, er Europe, or England least of all-as involving ungenerous and ungrateful meanness to the Power which we practically led into war, then left to fight alone, then tried to deprive of all credit for her self-sacrifice, and of the cliief part of her modest material gains and as fraught with serious peril to ourselves and to the whole present settlement of Kia-opean Christendom. Dealing, then, with the conflicting influences which tend to keep the clergy silent, he passes on to Take note of the significant fact that the main body of the followers of Mr. Gladstone's lead the last two years have been the educated upper middle class—reinforced, of course, by con- spicuous thinkers of all classes, such as the Duke of Argyll, Mr. Chrlyle, and Mr. Froude—and the serious and thoughtful leaders of the artisans, who command the nearly solid vote of their whole class. On the other hand, "without disparaging ability and worth like Lord Salisbury's," The chief strength of the war party lies h the two classes who never think or take a really serious view of any- thing-the swells of the clubs ancnsalons, and the of the gutters and the publics, and includes, wir tever else it includes besides, all the least worthy and estimal, elements of English society. If one could make these Ie do all the fighting for us, if it must be done, the case i;iight be rather different. But that they should have the disp.wil of the lives and. earnings of the workers and thinkers o'e country is a heavy aggravation of the injury of their getting their way, in silence on our part, as they are claiming and striving to get it, too probably with success. And it is this- monstrous claim that the clergy, as I think, have a special responsibility to protest against and resist. It is utterly independent of party politics. It is a .question of right and wrong, and of the place of generosity and Christian sympathy in the public, and especially in the foreign, policy of a professedly and actually Christian nation. And even if it was as cmtain as it is doubtful that Conservative politicians have any meaning beyond a merely Conservative meaning iR their. claim-to be considered the friends of the Church," then if this were the price of their patronage I think we should still say- Fiat justitia, and let the Church take care of herself. As one who isstilVquite ready to spend his small strength in battling for the Established Church as the existing and the only conceivable form of a corporate national confession of Christ, I must say that recent events have done more than any argument to make me attach importance to Nonconformist views, as such; on this or any other point of public policy. To put it strongly—If their instincts and convictions have led them, as a body, to take a manifestly and avowedly Christian line towards the Christian national ties in the East and towards the Christian nation which has just delivered them from their Pagan oppressorsand if our instincts and prejudices, on the contrary, have led us, as a. body,, to do exactly the opposite which body is to be taken as best representing the Church of Christ in England ? Coming from a clergyman of Mr. Oakley's school,, this is one of the most remarkable declarations we have met with for a very long time. It shows the extraordinary effect of the present crisis upon the minds of serious men, who find themselves face to face with a great calamity and a great crime. Can we not (says Mr. Oakley in conclusion) almost hear the echo of a prophet's voice as we make ready, sick at heart and weary with our quarrels, for our easy and indifferent observance of Good Friday, at this terrible tÏIue ?-"Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? Is it to bow down his head as a bullrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him ? Wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable;day to the Lord ?' Is not this the fast that I have chosen; to loose the bands: of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke 1"
LLANIDLOES. LLANIDLOES. CONFIRMATION.—The Bishop of Bangor held a con- firmation at Llanidloes, on Wednesday, April 24th. MEDICAL.—We are pleased to announce the success of Mr. John Williams, son of Mr. T. Williams, of the Green Cottage, near this town, at the recent examination of the Royal College of Surgeons. In addition to the ordinary subjects of examination, Mr. Williams passed, in two optionals, viz., Chemistry and French. We understand that he studied under Mr. Hugh Jernian, at the Severn Grove Academy. BAPTIST CHAPEL LITERARY MEETING.—The Baptists of this town gave their annual literary meeting and con- cert on Good Friday, this year the object being to raise funds to assist them in reducing the debt incurred in the erection of their recently-built chapel and schoolroom. Mr. J. Smout, of Dulas Villa, and Mr. Hugh Termati, of Severn Grove Academy, were respectively director and conductor. The literary meeting was opened at two o'clock, the chair being taken by the Rev. T. Edwards, and the following programme was gone through Piano- forte solo, "The Bells of Aberdovey"; competitive re- citing of poetry, My Lambs" distribution of prizes to successful competitors for composing six stanzas on The new chapel" singing for a prize the 41st hymn in Sankey's book, for children under 12; dialogue, Miss Jarman and Miss Evans; essay, "The Lord's Supper"; competitive reading of a verse from the Bible song by the children's choir distribution of prizes to successful essayists on the Life of Samson and its lessons dialogue, Messrs. R. Williams and T. Williams; address by Mr. Thomas Hamer; competitive singing of a tune in tonic sol-fa; reading at first sight a verse from the Bible; dialogue, Messrs. J. and W. Baxter; impromptu speeches; com- petitive choir singing original poetry, "Llanidloes Baptist Sunday School" dialogue by three Sunday School scholars competitive speaking, "The duty of Church members to attend Sunday Schools"; singing by the choir. Adjudicators Poetry, Rev. W. James; reading and speaking, the Rev. R'. Jones and Mr. Holcomb singing, Mr. T. Price. The whole of the suc- cessful competitors returned their prizes in money towards the building fund, an act of kindness which the audience did not fail to appreciate. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought this interesting meeting to a close. The evening concert was appointed to be held at seven o'clock, and for an hour previous, large numbers of people assembled in the street and regularly besieged the chapel gates, the officers having charge of the same, scarcely being able to restrain the crowd in their anxiety to get a seat inside the building. When the time arrived for opening the doors, the influx of visitors was so great that the chapel, which seats over 800, was speedily filled. The singers included—Miss M. lkin (Tregynon), Miss Lefeaux, the Misses Marshall, Miss George, Miss Hamer, the Misses Morris, Mr. Ikin, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Price; the choir, numbering about seventy voices. Programme. Part I --Chorus, "Then round about the starry throne solo, "Return, 0 God," Miss Marshall; chorus, Gloria in excelcis Deo;" duet, "Ruth and Naomi," Miss Lefeaux and Miss George; solo, But Thon didst not leave," Miss Ikin; solo and 'duet, "Come ever shining liberty," the Misses Marshall; duet, "Hail Judea," Miss George and Miss Morris; chorus, "Hail Judea;" song, "Angals are waitiug," Mr. T. Price chorus, "Quoniam (12th Mass);" duet, "He shall feed His flock," Miss Ikin and Miss Lefeaux chorus, "Worthy is the Lnmb." Part IT.-Glee, "Awake iEolian Lyre song, I cannot sing the old songs," Miss Ikin; duet, "Tell me where do fairies dwell," Miss George and Miss Morris' song. "The captive Greek girl," Miss Lefeaux; band, "Selections from Norina;" song, "Keep your powder dry," Mr. Ikin; song, "Love's request," Mr. Marshall; song, Destiny," Miss George song, "Hail to Thee, sweet Summer Bird," Miss Mar- shall duet, "Love and War, ,Messrs. D. Smith and H. Jones. Previous to the National Anthem being sung, votes of thanks were passed to all those who had assisted to make the concert a success. "God save the Queen was then heartily sung by all present, and the meeting came tau, 1ose.
U- LLANGOWER. THE PARISH CHTTRCH MEMORIAL WTNDOW.-A stained glass memorial window of very chaste design has lately been placed in the chancel of this church by Mr. A. M. Watson, Bury, in memory of his parents. The inscrip- tion on the brass at the foot is as follows :—"To the glory of God, and in loving memory of Caleb David Watson, of Hamilton-square, Birkenhead, and of Brymangolen, in this parish, who died 18th of April, 1877, aged 57 years, and of Margaret his wife, daughter of David Parry, of Dolefyniog, Pont-Robert, who died 8th of August, 1877, aged 60 years. Both interred in the cemetery, Birken- head. I will lay me down and take my rest. The east window also was presented by the late Mrs. Watson at the time of the restoration of the church.
The Quakers of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Hunting- donshire, have forwarded through Mr. C. S. Read, M.P., a petition to the House of Commons, praying the House to be guided by a spirit of conciliation, so that the awful calamity of war may be averted. Mr. Read, in acknowledging the receipt of the document, expressed his full concurrence with its prayers and objects.
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