ACHOF'S CO*TY T' DEVIT/S BRIDGE, J The following clever sketch which succintiy points out the salient features of the neighbourhood of Devil's Bridge, appeared in the Malvern Advertiser on May 4th :— lixoept to ardent votaries of the rod and line, or to a few pedestrians in search of novelty, there is probably no district within the same distance of a series of popu- lous towns so little known as that of Mid-Wales. There is a r. i-.ii nice to most minds in the wild mountains and casca ies of Radnor and Cardigan, and this culminates in the weird majestic scenery of the Mynach and Rheidol, and the mysterious structure known as the Devil's Bridge. The of this aery roadway is lost in the mists of medLeval times, and there is scarcely any spot in a country of legends around which so many marvellous traditions cluster. The local account^ ascribe its erection to the direct agency of the Arch-Fiend, the usual compact having been made between his Satanic Majesty and an imprudent market woman, who chose to imperil her soul for the safe conveyance of her only pig from one side of the chasm to the other. But monkish records affirm the arch to have been built in the year 1187 by certain Cistercian brothers dwelling in a monastery hard by. These remarks apply, of course, to the lower and disused bridge the upper one now used as the roadway was erected at the beginning of the last cen- tury, is therefore far from the region of fable and diablerie. In the interests of romance and folklore we lean to the old original" story, especially as it is corro- borated by other diabolical vestiges in the neighbourhood, such as hoof-and-claw prints of a size and fearsomeness .1y referable t.) the Enemy of Souls. However that may be, a. friend and myself determined to explore this en- chanted region during the Easter vacation, and Thurs- day, April 19th, saw us en route for the quaint and quasi- Welsh town of Kington. On Friday morning we started thence, equipped with knapsacks, &c., and a short dis- tance placed us over the boundary of the Principality and of Radnorshire, in the vicinity of a village rejoicing in the euphonious name of Evenjob. New Radnor was reached, and we began to feel, by the gloomy mountain ranges frowning on every side, that we had said farewell to the fertile plains of merrie England." At the charming village of Llannhangel-nant-mellan we cried a halt preparatory to the climb up one of the smooth- est and driest country roads we had ever seen. Having arrived at the summit, the gloomy grandeur of the surrounding amphitheatre of peaks and ridges was enhanced by a lurid, thunderous sky. In this wild spot a huge snow-drift two or three feet deep showed our elevation above the sea level, and we were not sorry to descend into the less rarefied atmosphere of Llandeg- ley and Penybont. It was very pleasant to refresh at the Severn Arm., in the latter place, after our exertions, but having resolved to reach Rhayader before nightfall we closed our eyes and ears to the seductive influences of its admirable appointments, and once more pressed forward. The route now became less wild and elevated, the mountain ranges became comparatively distant, and, notwithstanding several exquisite "bits" of landscape, we were not sorry to find ourselves at length in the se- questered little town of Rhayader Gwy, and at the end of our 2d-mile walk. During the following night torrents of rain fell, and our chagrin was considerable on learning the next morning we should find the roads to the Devil's Bridge difficult if not impassable. Slowly and sadly we wended our way to the station, and were soon conveyed, like parcels, (oh the contrast to the freedom of the high- road), to Aberystwyth. This break in the continuity of our walk was annoying, but we were amply compensated by the magnificent sunset and tide at our destination. Of Aberystwyth, space will allow us to say nothing, and consequently find ourselves on the road to the Devil's Bridge on Easter Sunday morning, with the sea breeze blowing fresh and free, the sun shining brilliantly, while the huge cloud-shadows sailed majestically over the broad bosoms of the hills. Gazing down from the mountain side into Glan Rheidol we seemed to have entered that charm- ing land of the poet:— A land of streams some like a downward smoke, :1.,¡w-droiJping veils of thinnest lawn did ftO. AND some through wavering lights and shadows broke, Rolling a slumberous sheet of foam below. And "far off three mountain tops" the peaks of Snow- dOl, the precipitous ridge of Cader Idris, the undulating summit of Plinlimmon were quite visible. The roar of the falls was heard long before we reached the gorge soon we were before the Hotel looking down the abyss at the mingling waters of the Mynach and Rheidol, the large fall of the latter was right before us, but the four cas- cades of the Mynach were hidden by masses of rock and feathery larcies. After luncheon we were conducted by circuitous paths and a flight of slate steps known as "J acob\! Ladder to the bottom of the gorge, and here the four falls, with the two bridges far above, burst upon us in all their grandeur. The masses of amber coloured water roared down the precipice, broken in their headlong course by slate-crags, sending up volumes of spray to the fragile ferns growing all around. At every turn in the rocky and precipitous path new beauties of light and shade, greenery and rock, creamy foam and glistening water were revealed. A near view of the Rheidol fall, with its grim and gloomy surroundings, must be passed over, with a visit to the "Parson's Bridge," almost immediately above it. The evening twilight in this magnificent spot was sublime. Evening service we attended at a church in a neighbour- ing village with an unpronounceable name, where the whole service is in Welsh during the winter months, but on this occasion the incumbent was courteous enough to read a portion of the prayers in English, and to similarly vary the sermon. Early the following morning we were driven to Aberystwyth, almost through a repetition of the previous day's scenery, although the route was different. It was beautifully bright and fine, Plinlimmon, usually "in sober russet clad," glowed like gold in the brilliant atmosphere. Our road lay through a district of lead mines—no smoke or grime in this enchanting region, where water power applied through immense wheels is used exclusively. We would pay a hearty and sincere tribute to the landlord and corps effectif of the Dev^ Bridge Hotel, where we met with the greatest kindness and best attention possible, and our Rtayat this admirable establishment is not the least pleasant reminiscence of our short tour in Mid-Wales. E.D. 24th April, 1878.
CHILD MURDER IX*CARNARVONSHIRE. Dr. Hunter Hughes, the district coroner for Carnar- vonshire. held an inquest at Llanllyfni on Saturday after- noon, May 11th, upon the body of Sarah Jones, aged eighteen months, the youngest daughter of a farmer living at Llwydcoed Fawr, and for whose murder the mother, Catherine Jones, is in custody. Deputy Chief-constable Protheroe watched the proceedings on behalf of the police. The mother has for some months been suffering from puerperal mania, and a close watch has had to be kept upon her movements. On Thursday afternoon the husband went into the garden to plant some onions, and left the wife in the kitchen, and the deceased child playing on the floor. As his wife did not join him he sent another daughter, a girl about four years old, to see where she was. The child failed to find her mother, so the father went into the house, and met his wife carrying the dead body in her arms. When asked what she had done to the child, she said that she had pressed its lips together with her hand and stopped its breathing. She asked the ser- vant whether she thought they would hang her for what she had done. Next day, information was given to the police, and the mother was taken into custody and re- moved to Carnarvon gaol. On Friday evening she was brought before Dr. Watkin Roberts, and, on the applica- tion of Deputy Chief-constable Protheroe, a remand for seven days was granted to see the result of the inquest. Evidence on Saturday was given by the husband, the ser- vant, and some of the neighbours, and it was shown that the mother, who was of very violent temper, had once before attempted to cut the child's throat with a razor. Dr. Roberts, who examined the child, was satisfied as to the cause of death, and therefore no post-mortem examina- tion was necessary* The jury, of whom the Rector of the parish was foreman, found that the deceased met her death by strangulation and suffocation, and that the deed was committed by the mother when in a state of temporary insanity.
THE BISHOP OF BANGOR ON TEMPERANCE. The Bishop of Bangor presided on Monday night, at a public meeting held at Bangor in support of the North Wales conference recently held at Dolgelley, in favour of the Sundav closing of public houses. In his opening re- marks his lordship said that the importance of the subject of intemperance being deeply imprinted in the hearts and minds of those whom he had the privilege of addressing, he should not take uptime by speaking of the many evils arising from excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquor, of the degrdation of the individual, of the lowering of the tone of society, and how much indulgence was the threshold of all crime and immorality. In the first place he was not disposed to set any great value upon any legislative measures for suppression as distin- guished from other means, for they must look to the good sense, and above all to the religious feeling of the community to effectually set it down. Counter attractions to the vice were he con- sidered likely to have an abiding influence upon its sup- pression, and he urged the necessity of greater attention being paid to the sanitary condition and domestic comforts of the homes of the great masses of the population, and to the encouragement of everything which afforded heahay outlets for the recreation of the people—(hear, hear)-and. then they must advance by the higher infin- eiices of religion, hoping by God's grace to overcome sin in this, as well as in every other form. Passing on to the peculiar object of the present meeting, he had received a copy of a pamphlet recently published setting forth the defect in Scotland of the Forbes-Mackenzie Act, which was very much the same thing as was proposed by the Bill now before Parliament a pamphlet which contained the evidence of the three persons in Scotland perhaps the most capable of giving an enlightened opinion respecting the working of the measure—the chief constables of Glasgow and the county and city of Edinburgh. The result of their experience, extending over a number of years, was that the number of convictions for intemperance had been greatly reduced, not onlv on Sundays, but on week days also (hear, hear)— and that the measure carried with it the approval and moral support of the great mass of the population, there having been no considerable resistance to the enforcement of th« principles of the Bill. (Hear, hear.) This was a matter of great importance, for in a country like England all legislation, every measure to become an Act at all, and every Act to be really effective, must be founded upon the enlightened convictions of the people—(hear, hear)— and there was no part of the county where the general pooulation was better qualified to pronounce an en- lightened opinion upon the action and value of the measure than that people, in which it had been the law of the land for twenty or thirty years. Thus, in endeavouring to make the principle of Sunday closing general, they were not legislating in the dark, but seeking to extend to th) rest of the kingdom that which had been attended with most important and beneficial results in one portion of it. (Hear, hear.) Canuu Lewis, the Revs. D. Rowlands (principal of the Normal College), W. Jones (Wesleyan), S. Jor.es, and others addressed the meeting, and reso- lutions condemnatory of the Sunday opening of public houses were adopted. A ST. PETERSBURG PROFESSOR ON THE W An CRISIS. The following correspondence has appeared in the Scotsman Professor Lorimer, we should explain, is the learned and re- spected occupant of the chair of Public (International) Law in Edinburgh University :— "1, Bruntsfielr1-terrace, Edinburgh, May 2 1378 "Sir,—In present circumstances, I do not hesitate to send you for publication the enclosed letter, which I received this morn- ing from Professor Martens, of St. Petersburg. It may be well to explain to your readers that, in addition to being Professor of International Law in the University, the -writer is attached t,) the Foreign Office. He was the scientific representative of Ilussia at the Brussels Conference, and stands, I believe in in- timate personal relatlOns to the Court. It is not, therefore, on the ground of mere club gossip that he speaks so unhesitatingly of the sentiments of the Emperor and of those who more immediately surround him.—I am, &c. J. LORIMEII." ,lAr St. Petersburg, April 26, 1878. MydoarColleague—I cannottell you howhighlyl was "rati, fiedby your last letter. You know how anxious I am forthe conti- nuance of friendly relations between England and Russia, and how firm is my conviction that the world is wide enough for both of these great countries. But at present I am forced to believe that the warlike policy of the British Government has rendered a struggle inevitable. While I deeply regretted the probability of such an event, I feared that some of your country- men who were never partisans of Turkey, might in these days, have been induced to alter their opinions in regard to Russia and the Ottoman Empire. Your letter disabused me of that idea, and explained—what I must regard as a curious political phenomenon—the fact that a nominally constitutional Govern- ment may misrepresent the feelings of the English nation, and may plunge the country in an unjustifiable war. I have dis- cussed your suggestions as to the Eastern question with several of the chief directors of Russia's foreign policy. I can earnestly assure you that none of ourjpoliticians, none of our rulers, from the Emperor downwards, desire a contest with England. Nay, more, I can emphatically declare that there is not in this country a single individual, whose voice carries any weight in matters affecting our foreign policy, to whom it is not a cause of the keenest regret that feelings of animosity to Russia should have arisen in a section of the people of England. I must confess that, as far as I can judge, Lord'Beaconsfield and those English journals which appear to be inspired by the Premier, have done their utmost to incite the two countries to hostility, although the question at issue could so easily have been amicably settled. But of this I am certain the Russian Government will never submit to Lord Beaconsfield's capricious and humiliating demands the Russian nation will freely spend its blood in defence of its honour, and I fear that should a war begin, it will be the deadliest and costliest of the century. And when I ask who will profit by this terrible conflict, I am forced to answer that, whatever be the issue, neither England nor Russia will reap any benefit from their sacrifices, but that the great neutral powers will have gained in strength by the weakening of their rivals. The most decisive victories will not enable England to rebuild the Ottoman Empire, and another war will heap new misery on the inhabitants of Turkey in Europe. Indeed, the more 1 consider the question the more firmly am I convinced that the man who drove England into war with Russia would commit one of the most atrocious crimes that could burden a human conscience. But I trust, even if our countries should be scourged by war, that our personal relations will remain unchanglJf1.-Yonr'< verv trnly. F. MARTENS."
ECCLESIASTICAL. The (Pall Mall Gazette) is informed that, after a long debate in chapter of the Society of the Holy Cross, the party led by Mr. Mackonochie, who are op- posed to any change or reform in the society, have been successful. According to a Rome telegram, the negotiations between the Vatican and Berlin for the re-establishment of friendly relations were broken off immediately after the publica- tion of Cardinal Caterini's letter censuring the Prussian priests who had accepted stipends from the State. The negotiations with other Powers have also failed, and it is said the Vatican has resolved upon a policy of resistance. In the Upper House of Convocation, on Tuesday, the bishops of London, Winchester, Lincoln and Gloucestar, and Bristol, referred to the great loes the Church had sus- tained in the death of the Bishop of Lichfield. The Arch- bishop of Canterbury then said, he was certain that all who were brought into Bishop Selwyn's presence, or who thought of him in his diocese, acknowledged that they were ruled by a king of men. The late bishop com- manded the hearts and sympathies of those over whom God had placed him, and it was impossible to over- estimate the .advantage the Church derived from his services. On Saturday, May 11, Lord Penzance held a Court, as Dean of Arches, at Lambeth Palace, where the case of Combe v. Edwards was brought before him by Dr. Deane, who stated that when the clergyman appointed by the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol went to officiate at Prestbury parish church, the Rev. John Edwards, the younger, interfered, and to prevent any exhibition of profanity in the sacred edifice the clergyman re- tired. The. Court requested Mr. Edwards to be called, but he did not appear. The Court made an order for commitment for contempt. His Lordship said the same would be signified to the Court of Chancery, and Mr. Edwards need not remain in prison after he should have expressed his willingness to obey the moni- tion. The case of Martin v. Mackonochie was also before the Court, an application being made by Dr. Stephen that obedience to certain monitions made against Mr. Mackon- ochie should be enforced. The reverend gentleman was called, but did not appear. Lord Penzance said it was clear he had set the proceedings of the Court at open de- fiance, and he would consider what judgment he should pronounce. At the meeting of the Congregational Union of England and Wales last week, a discussion took place on the declaration of faith adopted at the Leicester Conference, and an amendment by Dr. Parker to Dr. E. Mellor's resolutions having been rejected, resolutions were passed by a large majority declaring "that in view of the un- easiness produced in the churches of the Congregational order by the proceedings of the recent Conference at Leicester on the terms of religious communion, the assembly feels called upon to re-affirm that the primary object of the Congregational Union is, according to the terms of its own constitution, to uphold and extend evangelical religion. That the assembly appeals to the history of the Congregational Churches generally as evi- dence that the Congregationalists have always regarded the acceptance of the facts and doctrines of the evangelical faith revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as an essential condition of religious com- munion in Congregational Churches, and that among these have always been included the Incarnation, the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, His resurrection, His ascension and mediatorial reign, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the renewal of men; and that the Congre- gational Union was establi nh|d on the basis of these facts and doctrines as in the judgment of the assembly made evident by the declaration of faith and order adopted at the annual meeting in 1833, and the assembly believes that the churches represented in the union hold these facts and doctines in their integrity to this day."
MR. OSBORNE MORGAN ON MR. COWEN'S COUNTY COURTS BILL. In the House of Commons, on Wednesday, May 8th, Mr. Osborne Morgan, in moving the rejection of the Bill, disclaimed any idea of disparaging the assistance which men like his hon. friend could render to the cause of law reform, but observed that those who took a bird's eye view of the question necessarily overlooked many practical difficulties which those who travelled along the dusty road could not so easily neglect. He opposed the Bill because it was one of the crudest and most unworkable he had ever seen. It would establish a third kind of judge, who would resemble the present County Court judges in so far as his jurisdiction was to be local, and who would resemble a judge of the High Court, inasmuch as his jurisdiction would be practically unlimited. He knew there was a clause which fixed the limit of jurisdiction at £5,000, but that limit was purely illusory, because a man who was fit to deal with matters involving £fi,OOO was fit to deal with matters involving £50,000. But in addition there was to be an assistant County Court judge, who was to be a kind of satellite moving round the chief County Court judge. The operation of the Bill was of the most erratic and partial character, for it applied only to parts of the kingdom—for instance, to a part of Northumberland, a part of Yorkshire, a part of the Midland counties, a part of Gloucestershire ai\d Somersetshire, while all the rest of England was left out in the cold. There would be separate jurisdictions all over England, and it was not to be supposed that such a system would work even for a day. He could understand the system that prevailed among continental nations, whose courts of first instance were local courts, from which there was an appeal, and he could understand the English method of dividing matters be- tween the local courts and the courts in London; but the Bill proposed to establish something different from either of these, and would create three different systems of j urisdiction side by side. It had been said that the Bill was the out- come of the report of the Judicature Commission, but that could hardly be the case, for the proposals of the Bill were not in 'accordance with what the Commission had recommended. True, the Bill was in its nature tentative and experimental, but the experiment would cost quite £113,000. He would admit that it raised the very interesting fluestioll of the comparative advantages of local and central jurisdictions. It had always struck him as remarkable that England should have so systematically refused to localize her system of judicial administration, considering how easy it was, so to speak, to bring Mahomet to the mountain and he had constantly been surprised at the resistance offered to all attempts of localization. Travelling was easy enough now, and he could only infer that some deeper reason operated against the proposed change. Now, there were three requisites of justice. It ought to be reasonably cheap, reasonably expeditious, and reasonably uniform and certain. With regard to the first point, lie would only remark that justice could not be cheap as long as suitors insisted on paying almost fancy fees to counsel; as for its expedition, there was no doubt that when the Judicature Act came into operation there was a great block of business, both in Common Law and in Chancery. At that time the Attorney-General had said on behalf of the Government that it was eviden the judicial strength was insufficient, and a new and exceptionally able judge had consequently been appointed. The block of business had now disap- peared, and the Master of the Rolls had told him that the pressure was so rapidly subsiding that a Chancery suit, which in old days would have lasted for years, was now actually begun before him on the Tuesday and finally disposed of on the Saturday. (Hear, hear.) At present, then, there was no block, and if one occurred it could easily be met by the temporary or permanent appointment of more judges. As for the uniformity in the administra- tion of justice, he was afraid that would be endangered by the establishment of local courts. A foreign jurist had said that England was the only country in Europe where a suitor could feel sure of having justice ad- ministered to him on fixed and unchanging lines. Probably, if the judicial system were localized, that inestimable benefit would be lost. Here and there sound law made hard cases, but all Englishmen believed in the integrity of the judges, who were, indeed, men of whom the country might be proud, but who would lose much of the confidence at present felt in them if they were localized. That in itself was no inconsiderable objection to the Bill; but its worst result would be that there would no longer be a great body of law administered and tempered and checked by a central body in London under the keen eyes of the public. There might, perhaps, be countervailing arguments in favour of the Bill; but before so great a change was made it would be necessary to overcome the difficulties he had mentioned. He moved that the Bill be read a second time that day six months. (Hear, hear.) tiI
THE BISHOP'S CASTLE RAILWAY COMPANY. The following report of the Directors and statement of accounts were presented at the adjourned half-yearly meeting held at Welshpool, on Monday, May 6 :— The matters which have principally occupied the attention of your Directors have been (1) the completion of the Company s line from Lydham Heath to the Cambrian, at Montgomery, and (2) the closing of the existing line for public traffic by the action of an unpaid landowner, and its subsequent re-opening. They, however, desire, in the first instance, to state that they have not thought it necessary or desirable in any way to interfere with the working of the line, even if they had power to do so, inas- much as such working has practically remained in the hands of the debenture holders in the suit Griffin and another v. the Bishop's Castle Railway Company and another," and which was instituted by the Trustees of the Midland Waggon Company, of Birmingham, in the year ISm, and under the Decree in which Mr. Driver was appointed and still continues to hold the office of receiver. They, may, however, state that Mr. Driver has regularly passed his account of receipts and payments half- yearly, the first being for the half-year ending the 31st December, 1867, and the last for the half-year ending the 30th June, 1877. That for the half-year ending the 31st December last they are informed has been prepared, and is about to be passed. A statement of the traffic accounts for the last half-year compared with that of the corresponding period will be found below. The Directors call attention to the fact that an annual payment of £ 425 16s. Sd. to the Midland Waggon Company for rolling stock expires in August, 1879. The half-yearly returns to the Board of Trade have been regularly made. They will not farther allude to the question of traffic and expenditure more than to say that they believe the line is worked as carefully (both with a view to its due maintenance and economy as regards expense) as is possible, and that the accounts of such working having been regularly submitted to and received the sanction of the chief clerk of the court, is the best and most satisfactory evidence of their accuracy. Notwithstanding such economy, your Directors can but repeat what they know to be the opinion of every one who has a knowledge of the existing line and the adjacent country, that until it is completed to the Cambrian at Montgomery, and a through traffic secured from that system to the joint line of the Great Western and North Western Companies at Craven Arms, there is little, if any, hope of a remunerative traffic-even so far as to pay interest on the first charges. (1) Of the efforts to secure such completion they will now speak. The first step was taken to communicate with the two largest holders of first debentures, Mr. Ashbury, M.P., and Mr. F/nney. With this view one of vour committee, accompanied by the secretary and traffic manager, met those gentlemen at Crewe in the month of April, 1874, when the question of completion and the prospective traffic by such completion was discussed. The result of this interview was that a meeting of the debenture holders was called by Mr. Ashbury and held at his house in town on the following 2nd of May, when they decided that before taking any definite ac- tion in the matter, further information must be obtained both as to the receipts and expenses of the existing line, and the prospect of traffic on that remaining to be made. For this pur- pose the-debenture holders employed Mr. James Eraser, a gentle- man whose knowledge of the country, as well as his experience in such matters, fully qualified him for the task. Your Directors shortly afterwards met and instructed the secretary and traffic manager to afford Mr. Fraser every information at their com- mand on the subject of his inquiry. This they did and in due time Mr. Fraser made his report, which, having been communi- cated to those by whom he was employed, was printed and cir- culated among the debenture holders. They will not further allude to it beyond stating that the conclusion to which he came, and the recommendation which he made, fully bore out the expressed opinion of the Directors, that in order to ensure a return on the capital already expended, the line must be com- pleted, and that, if so completed, the traffic would on a moderate estimate be sufficient not only to paya remunerative return on the cost of such completion, but a dividendof about 3 per cent, on the first debentures. Notwithstanding tins report and recommenda- tion, which no one could gainsay, the debenture holders took no steps either by application to Paliament or the Board of Trade, to revive the compulsory powers of purchase or raise the needful capital, the consequence of which is, that the line remains (so far as facilities foi-triflic) a merB feeder of the Shrewsbury and Hereford and a convenience to the inhabitant;, of the town of Bishop's Castle and the adjacent district; but the debenture holders and shareholders are not any nearer ob- taining a return for their capital expended than they were when the line was first opened for traffic in 1865. Before con- cluding this portion of their report, your Directors will only allude to a recent effort which has been made with the same object, viz., to effect an extension to the Cambrian, as such effort emanated from an independent source, and not from the Company or the debenture holders. In November last, notice was given of an application to Parliament for an Act to con- struct the extension by an independent Company taking powers to make mutual traffic arrangements both with the Bishop's Castle and the Cambrian Companies. A re-survey was made under the auspices of responsible engineers and a con- tractor of standing, the necessary deposits were made, and the bill printed, but so far from receiving the support of either the debenture holders or the landowners most materially inter- ested, no assistance was obtained from either, except a subscrip- tion towards Parliamentary expenses from a landowner whose estate lay near to, but was not touched by, the proposed exten- sion. There could be but one result of such indifference-the. Bill was dropped. (2) The closing and subsequent re-opening of the existing line for public traffic. The facts in connection with this are so well known both to the Directors and the share- holders that little need be said on the subject. In the month of April, 1874, the representatives of the late Dr. Beddoes filed a Bill to compel a recision of a contract for the sale of land which had been taken for the construction of the line, but not paid for. The fact of such Bill having been filed was communicated to Messrs. Fynney and Ashbury on the occasion before referred to, but no steps were taken by them or others more immediately interested to stay such proceedings. In the month of Decem- ber, 1876, Vice-Chancellor Malins made the order asked for. A proposal was then made that the land should be let to the Com- pany on an annual rent-charge, but declined. The debenture- holders were then communicated with, and told that, unless some steps were taken to prevent it, the line must necessarily be closed; but to no avail. On the 27th of February, 1877, possession of the land was taken, under the authority of the Court, and the line closed for public traffic. It remained so Closed, to the great inconvenience of the public, until the 2nd July, when it was re-opened, und has since continued to be worked as heretofore. The re-opening was effected by payment of a sum of £ 700 (which was raised by sale of a locomotive to persons in the neighbourhood, to whom the con- tinued stoppage of traffic was of importance) and on the land being let to the Company for three years at an annual rent of £ 42 10s. This was done with the sanction of the Court. Your Directors desire to add that unless some steps are taken before the expiration of that time to effect some more permanent ar- rangement, nothing can prevent the second, and probably per- manent, closing of the line. In conclusion your Directors will only say that the course available for carrying out the extension of the line as proposed, is, that the Bishop's Castle Company should apply to Parliament in the ensuing session for a revival of their powers, and the only mode of raising the money seems to be, in the first instance, to obtain the consent of the Court of Chancery, by mear sofa scheme, to charge the sum required for that purpose upon the property of this existing Company, with full power for the lender to recover the amount. There can be no doubt but that if the Company had now the necessary po wers to raise capital by pre-preference shares, as recommended by Mr. Fraser, the extension could be made, and it seems also cer- tain that the landowners on such extension would offer no Objection to it. 6th May, 187S. RECEIPTS. No. £ s. d. £ s. d. By passengers, 1st class 443. 42 0 7 2nd class 2,044 Ill 11 U 3rd class 13,756 509 4 3|- Total 16,243 ——————— 662 16 0 Parcels, horses, carriages, and dogs 118 10 3 Merchandise Tons 1,976 601 11 3 Aliiier.ils 5,144 506 16 11 Live Stock 83 15 0 Miscellaneous. 67 17 1 Engine sold. 725 0 0 -I £ 2,706 6 6 EXPENDITURE. Maintenance of way and stations 373 10 5 Locomotive power 288 0 9 Carriage and waggon expenses 5 2 0 Traffic charges 313 2 9 General charges 188 12 7 Rates and taxes 13 8 0 Government duty 23 16 0 Legal and other expenses in Chancery 36 3 10 Rent paid Shrewsbury and Hereford Joint Commit- tee. 291 13 4 Rent of rolling stock, paid Midland Waggon Co. 212 18 4 Rent of Engine, Wolverhampton Rolling Stock Co. 190 9 4 Paid Mrs. Beddoes, by direction of the Court of Chancery 721 5 0 £ 2,663 2 4 Balance. 103 4 2 £2 766 6 6 Receipts for the half-year ending 31st Dec., 1S76, £ 1,949 Cs. 2d. Expenditure for the half-year ending 31st December, 1876, £ 1,840 19s. 6d. balance in hand, L102 6s. 8d.
RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE.—The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appre- ciation of its merits by the public has been attended with the usual result, viz. a flood of imitations the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in imitating the square shape, but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the genuine article. The manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buyers to see Reckitt's Paris Blue on each packet. HEALTH WITHOUT MEDICINE, inconvenience or expense, re- stored by Du BARRY'S DELICIOUS REVALENTA ARABICA FOOD, which repairs the mucous membrane of the stomach and expels and renews the blood rapidly, curing effectually chronic indi- gestion (dyspepsia), habitual constipation, diarrhoea, haemor- rhoids, liver complaints, flatulency, nervousness, biliousness,all kinds of fevers, sore throats, catarrhs, colds, influenza, noises in the head and ears, rheumatism, gout, poverty and impurities of the blood, eruptions, hysteria, neuralgia, irritability, sleep- lessness, low spirits, spleen, acidity, waterbrash, palpitation, heartburn, headache, debility, dropsy, cramps, spasms, nausea, and vomiting after eating, even in pregnancy or at sea, sinking fits, cough, asthma, bronchitis, cosumption, exhaustion, epilepsy, diabetes, paralysis, wasting away, and the feverish and bitter taste on awaking, or caused by tobacco or drink. 30 years' in- variable success with adults and delicate children. 90,000 cures of cases considered hopeless. It contains four times as much nourishment as meat. It is likewise the only recognized food to rear delicate infants successfully, and to overcome all in- fantine difficulties in teething, weaning, measles, fevers, rest- lessness, diarrhoea, eruptions. Fed on this food infants thrive better than on nurses' milk, and the most restless even sleep soundly all night through It saves 50 times its cost fn drugs. Important caution :-Thirty years' well-deserved and world-wide reputation of Du Barry's Food has led some speculators to puff up all kinds of foods. However, Mr. Pye Henry Chevase, F.R.C.S., author of Advice to a mother," analyzed 16 of these, and declared Du Barry's food to be the best. Likewise Dr. B. E. Routh, physician to the Samaritan Hospital for Women and Children, declares: Among the vegetable substances Du Barry's Revalenta Arabica is the best, as it contains all the ele- ments of milk," and that under its influence many women and children affected with atrophy and marked debility have com- pletely recovered." Dr. William Wallace Elmslie,jiof"7, Seafield Brighton, W., writes to the Lancet:—" Du Barry's Food is worth its weight in gold." Cure No. 89,915:—" Twenty-five years' incredible miseries from chronic dyspepsia, nervousness, sleeplessness, low spirits, debility, and swellings all over to double my natural size—miseries I endured, and for which I tried the best advice in vain. For five months I have lived en- tirely on Du Barry's Revalenta Arabica Food. I never felt so well in my life as I do now, all the swelling and nervousness hav- ing left me. I sleep well and feel happy, CHARLES TUSON.— Monmouth, 30th of August, 1S76." Du Barry's Revalenta Ara- bica Food (suitably packed forall climates) sells: In tins of .1b. at 2s. lib, 3s. 6d. 21b., 6s. 51b., 14s.; 12s. 32s. 2411-)., 60s. Du BAIiti-'s REVALKXTA AKABICA CHOCOLATE.-Powderin tin canisters for 12 cups at 2s, 24 cups, 3s. 6d. 48 cups, 6s. 28S cups, 34s.; 576 cups 64s. Du BARRY'S REVALEXTA BISCUITS.—They soothe the most irritable stomach and nerves, in nausea and sickness, even in pregnancy or at sea, heartburn, and the feverish, acid, or bitter taste on waking up, or caused by tobacco or drinkin» —lib 3s 6d.; 21b., 6s.; 51b., 15s.; 121b., 32s.; 24lb., 60s. 6d.; 21b., 6s.; 51b., 15s.; 121b., 32s.; 24lb., 60s. °' Du BARRY AND Co., LIMITED, No. 77, Regent-street, London, W., and through all Grocers and Chemists in the world.—So'rl In 1 this district: Carnarvon Ifr. Roberts, grocer. Pugh and Pritchard, 33, Pool-street Festiniog—R. Parrv, general dealer. Llanrwst-Jos. Finchett, grocer. Machynlleth—T. Brees, grocer. Thos. Rees, grocer. Newtown.Mont.—R. Lloyd, jun., grocer.
ARCHDEACON FFOULKES'S VISITATION, LLANFYLLIN. The annual visitation of Archdeacon Ffoulkes at Llan- fyllin took place on Tuesday, May 7. The clergy of the deanery with the churchwardens attended. Archdeacon Ffoulkes did not deliver a charge, but he addressed those present upon the subject of the recent Conference at Oswestry, and desired to hear their opinion M to the beneficial results of the Conference, and also as; to the desirableness of holding it for the future either yearly or triennially. His own individual opinion was that the next Conference should be held at Rhyl in the autnmn of next year. The Archdeacon would then hold his visitation the following year, and the Bishop' in 1880. Several of the clergy expressed themselves greatly pleased with what had taken place at Oswestry, and were unanimous in thinking that the next Conference should be held at fihyl in 1879. WELSHPOOL. The- Ven. Archdeacon Ffoulkes held his visitation at Welshpool on Friday morning, May 10. At half-past eleven divine service was held in St. Mary's church, followed by a celebration of the Holy Communion. The visitation was afterwards held in the National Schoolroom, when the following clergy were present .-—The Rev. D. P. Lewis, rector of GuilsfielA the Rev. J. Matthews, rector of Llandysilio, the Rev. T. Hughes Davies, curate of Llandrinio, the Rev. JV Mcintosh, rector of Llanerfyl, the Rev. T. Jeffrey Jones-, vicar of Lhvifair Caereinion, the Rev. David Lewis-, rector of Llangyniew, the Rev. R H. M. Hughes, vicar of LlansaintfJraid, the Rev. Samuel Whitaker, vicar of Penrhos, the Rev. J. E. Hill, vicar of Welshpool, the Rev. D. L. Boyes, the Rev. J. D. Jones, curate of- Welshpool, the Rev. J. Lewis, vicar of Buttington, the Rev. Augustus Field, vicar of Pool Quay, the Rev. E. Robinson, Deytheur, the Rev. Geo. Cuthbert, rector of Aberhafespi the Rev. Joseph Baines, vicar of Berriew, Rev. J. Roberts, Rev. J. Evans, curates of Berriew the Rev. J. Jenkins, curate of Bettws, the Rev. R. J. Roberts, curate of Llandyssil, the Rev. LI. Wynne Jones, vicar of Llanllwchaiarn, the Rev. E. J. Bowen, curate of Llanllwcliaiarn, the Rev. G. H. Davies, vicar of Llan. llugan, the Rev. Edward Jones, rector of Manafon, the Rev. J. Williams, rector of Newtown, the Rev. T. Harris, curate of Newtown, the Rev. E. A. Jenkin, rector of Tregynon, the Rev. J. Pughe Morgan, vicar of St. Paul, Dolfor, the Rev. T. Barrett, vicar of Sarn, the Rev. J. E. Tompson,vicar of Moughtrey, the Rev. D. R. Thomas, vicar of Meifod. There was also a large attendance of laymen from the several parishes. The Ven. ARCBBEACON said he had not suggested any subject for their consideration that day, because lie had thought that after the late Diocesan Conference at Oswes- try there might be many thoughts in their minds as to the advantages of such conferences, and as to future ones, and he had wished to ask their opinions upon the subject. His own opinion was that they could not use these con- ferences too wisely. The last subject touched upon at the Conference he should liaveliked to ha ve seen discussed more fully. What had been said upon the rights and duties of the laity had only been like opening up a great subject. No work in any parish could go on without the active help of the laity. One very painful part of the layman's duty had been just touched upon, and^ that was that of laymen coming foward to state cases of immorality on the part of their clergyman. It was sad that it should be said that any such cases existed but he had known cases where the Bishop had been unable to get any evidence, the whole parish combining to screen their clergyman. With re- gard to future conferences, Lord Powis had said that once in three years, would be often enough. Perhaps that would be so if they were a fully organized diocese like Lichfield, where they had ruridecanal meetings the first year, archidiaconal the second, and the diocesan confer- ence the third. They, however, had none of these, and if they did not have another conference for three years, much of the spirit would- have died out. Besides, what might not happen in three years. He had thought October the best time to hold the Conference, and he was in favour of advising the Bishop to hold the next Conference in October twelve months, which would give them eighteen months. During the year after that would come the Bishop's visitation, and the following year they might be ready for another gathering, perhaps in Archdeaconries, and then the third year another Conference. As to the place of holding it, he had been in favour of Wrexham, out he was told there was no room large enough to hold an assembly as large as that at Oswestry, and Rhyl would be the next best place. They might there have a sectional meeting on two evenings for the discussion of subjects in Welsh. Speaking of the necessity of organization, the rev. gentleman said he had been much struck with the remark of an American Bishop to the effect that they were thoroughly unorganized, but that if they were only organized, no power on earth could overthrow them. .The Rev. D. P. LEWIS considered the Conference a very great success. He agreed that there was a great want of organization. The work of the Church had been greatly hampered in by-gone times by the jealousy of the Crown. It was a great mistake to suppose that she had been the pampered child of the State the opposite was the fact. He thought many of the laity failed to see the position the clergy took up in standing on their rights. It was absolutely necessary they should do so, for if they gave way in one thing there was no knowing where they would stop. It would be well if they could bring their minds to see that they were really maintaining their rights as Church laymen as well as Church clergymen. (Hear, hear.) He agreed that October of next year would be a good time to hold another Conference, but he thought they would not want it oftener than once in three years. The Rev. LL. WYNNE JONES said that as regarded one of the lay gentlemen there present, who had attended the Conference in Oswestry, it had been rather difficult to get him to attend, but after he had returned he had said that he would not on any account have missed it. (Hear, hear.) He saw no objection to having the next Confer- ence in October of next year, but thought with Mr. Lewis that once in three years would be often enough. There were many misapprehensions which might be cleared away by conferences of that sort, and the way might be opened for discussing matters which might become grievances by being nursed up. With regard to the discussion on the Burials Bill, a question which was discussed at Oswestry in a most conciliatory tone, it appeared that while there was a disposition to talk the matter over and consider it, there was no disposition on the other side to meet them. Mr. J. SAYCE said he had not intended to speak but from the expressions which had been made he felt it was the duty of some layman to let them know bis opinions on the late Conference. (Hear, hear.) Nothing had given him greater pleasure for some time than attending the Conference. With regard to the question already alluded to as to the duty of the laity, he thought it was right for clergy and laity to confer together before making any changes. He should have certain things to mention that day, and he hoped when they heard what he had to say they would not attribute it to the least ill-feeling, for it was from a sense of duty that he brought the matter forward. As a layman he thought many of the speakers at the Conference were a deal too liberal in their views when dealing with the burials question. That was a time they should stick up for their rights, and lie thought it was the duty of every layman to assist the clergy in so doing. (Hear, hear.) If they had to light at all let them fight for the whole, and not after giving up a slice. (Hear, hear.) He did not know whether that was the time for him to speak on the matter he had to bring forward, or whether it should be done at the time the presentment was made. Some two years ago when he had signed the presentment he bad been under the painful duty of object- ing, and he had to do the same thing lDW. When he was at Oswestry at the Conference, his sense of duty had been strengthened, ami lie felt bound to bring forward the way in which some of the services of the church in that town were conducted. As regarded the Eastern position, and the consecration of the elements he believed they were against the law, and he was sorry to say against the feel- ings of a great number of the congregation. The Rev. J. WILLIAMS, interrupting, said he believed the subject before them was the late Conference. Archdeacon FFOULKES said he had not lilted to stop the speaker as he had not been aware of what he was about to speak to, but the matter he had opened would be properly taken at the time the presentment was made. The Rev. D. R. THOMAS, Meifod, said he did not adopt the Eastern position, but he believed it was perfectly legal. It was another thing, however, going against and hurting the feelings of your parishioners and throwing the work of the Church back for many a day, perhaps for many a year. He thought a clergyman should not make any important alterations without consultation with his parishioners. The late Conference had been the out- come of many years work in the other part of the diocese, and he should be glad no see something agreed upon in that diocese which would improve its organization. The Rev. J. WILLIAM^, Newtown, was in favour of parochial councils composed of freely elected members, and he quite agreed that no important alterations in the services should be made without consulting them, but that these councilsshould have complete control over all services of the Church. He thought a reform of Convoca- tion was necessary, and as to the burials question he should be glad to see in every parish a national burial ground set apart by the law of the land without any division or distinctive marks upon it, and without any chapel upon it, and consecrated by the- Church Burial Service. Then if any congregation wanted a ground to themselves, let them have it by paying for it. (Hear, hear.) Personally he should not object in any way as a matter of Christian charity to allow a Nonconformist minister to pray over the grave, for he thought it hard that a minister who had prayed with a man should not be allowed to follow him to the grave. (No, no.) Archdeacon FFOULKES called attention to the Ecclesi- astical Buildings Fire Insurance Bill, and expressed the hope that petitions would be sent up in favour of Mr. Stanley Leighton's Bill. The Rev. D. P. LEWIS said a petition had been pre- sented from the Deanery of Pool, and it was stated that a petition from the Deanery of Caedewen and Llanfyllin had been presented. The proceedings then terminated. On Wednesday the Yen. Archdeacon held his Visitation at Bala.
"Tumble over and die on the spot.HILL'S MAGIC VgR- MIN KILLER is certain death to Rats, Mice, Ants, Beetles, Cockroaches, and all kinds of Vermin. Read the following ex- tracts from testimonials. No. 1 writes—" I have a large store room which was infested with mice. I tried your Magic Vermin Killer, the result of which proved astounding the next morning I picked up 66 dead mice, and the number of dead mice collected at the end of a fortnight amountel to a total of 253." No. 2 writes-" The Vermin Killer you sent me I used for mice, and it has completely cleared the house I also usod it for sugar ants with equal success. It surpasses all other poisons for these pests." No. 3 writes—" I have completely ridden my own premises from rats and mice, and willingly bear testimony to the wonderful efficacy of your Vermin Killer." Sold by all chemists and medicine vendors, Wholesale agents, Barclay & Sous, Farringdon-street, and Sanger & Sons, 150, Oxford-street, London. Price, 3d., 6d., and Is. per packet post free for 4, 7, or 13 stamps, of the proprietor, Edward Hill, Willington, Somerset. Local Agent-G, J. Saunders chemist Oswestry.
I IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS.-THURSDAY. Mr. Chamberlain announced that, owing to representations made to him hy the- Chancellor of the Exchequer, he had de- ferred until Monday his question as to the granting of facilities for discussing his motion on the Eastern Question; ansi Sir H. D. Wolff gave notice that when the motion eame on he should move an amendment, the terms of which prastically :1.IlWnntelr to a dedamtioll that UlO Government WeTe fully jus tiffed in the course they had pursued.Mr. Fawcett "ave notice* oS a resolution condemning the action of the Ministry ^-re- moving the-native Indian troops to Malta-without first com- munictt.ii1g its intention trydo so to Parliament; and the Marquis of Hartington annonnced that on Monday be would ask Sir Stafford Nm.thcote when the supplernBntary estimatg for the- expenses Gf the Indian expeditionary force weuld I.>e laid on the table, and en that day the estimate would be considered in committee.Colonel Stanley stated, in reply to Sir U. Campbell, that tlie expenses of the troops in South Africa were at present being defrayedVHit of the Imperial-Exchequer, but the Cape Colony was repaying the money by instalments.—Sir. G. Campbell thereupon gava notice of a question as to Whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer was satisfied with the security for the repay- ment of these- moneys which were being advanced without Parliamentary Junction.—In reply to Mr. W. Williams, the Attorney-Genera" stated that Government did not intend to alter the University Tests Act in censequenceof the recent legal decision as to the-Jiertford College fellowship.—A new writ was ordered for Reading; and Mr. A. Grey and Mr. Ridley, the joint members for South Northumberland under the double re- turn, appeared at the table, signed the roll" and retired.—The House subsequently went into Committee of Supply on the Civil Service Estimates, and passed a number of votes. HOUSE OF COMMONS: -FRIDAY. Two notices of motion were given, by Mr. A. Mills and Sir H. Havelock, with reference-to the Indian expeditionary force. In reply to Mr. KnatclibuII-Hugessen. SirNR Hicks Beach said aitelegram had that day been received from Sir Hartle Frere, dated the 10th April, to the effect that tile operations against the Kaffirs were successful, hut that detached bands had for fCI" some time given great trouble. Mr. James drew attention I' tc, the parochial charities of the city of London, and moved a resolution on the subject, which he subsequently withdrew, the Secretary having offered an explanation of the efforts new being made in the way of improving the application of the funds of the charities in question, and urged that the result of these efforts should be waited for before further action was tak-en. A motion by Mr. Gregory, declaring that further pro- vision ivas necessary for securing the jide character of joint-stock undertakings registered, and for enforcing the re- turns required by law, was negatived; and while Dr. Kenealy was complaining that his interpellations to Ministers had beeii unduly interfered with, the House was counted out at seven o'clock. o'clock. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The House of Lords met roritbe first time on Monday after the Kaster recess, but the sitting only lasted twenty minutes, and the only business of any interest was a notice of a question for Thursday next, given by Earl Granville in the name of Lord Selbome, as to whether the Indian troops can be employed in time of peace elsewhere than in her Majesty's Indian possessions without the previous consent of Parliament. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY,. In answer to Mr. Bennet-Stanford, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer said the appointment of Colonel Wellesley as First Secretary to the Embassy at Vienna had been made in con- sequence of the remarkable zeal and ability wlijsh he had displayed, and further, that promotion by seniority had never been the rule in the diplomatic service. The Chancellor of the Exchequer having answered a question by Sir H.James, as to the constitution of the standing army in time of peace, exclusive of the Indian forces, the Marqnisof Hartington askett when the estimate for the transport of the native troops from India would be laid on the table, and when the discussion would he taken in committee. The noble lord also gave notice of the following resolution That no forces shall be raised or kept by the Crown in time of peace without the sanction of Parliament in any of her Majesty's dominions, exclusive of India Sir Stafford Northcote, in reply, said the Government had been en- deavouring to obtain the information necessary to frame an estimate, hut he was not able to name an earlier date than that day fortnight. Mr. Chamberlain asked for a day for the dis- cussion for his motion on the Eastern policy of the Government. The Chancellor of the Exchequer thought the question would be best answered by the reply which he had just given The House of Commons sat all through Monday nieht, and did not rise till half-past nine o'clock on Tuesday morning-an unbroken sitting < £ 17t hours; The bone of contention was the Irish Sunday Closing Bill, and the time was wasted on alternate motions for reporting progress and that the chairman leave the chair, but eventually a compromise was arrived at, to the effect that the amendments to clause 1 would he withdrawn, with the exception of Mr. M Downing's, which embodied the principle of most of the others. HOUSE OF LDRDSTuESDAY; The House met at five o'clock.—Lords Cranbrook and Norton and the Bishop of St. David's took their seats.—In answer to the Marquis of Ripon, the Duke of Richmond promised that as soon as necessary consent had been obtained to lay on. the table the correspondence that had taken place with, foreign Courts with reference to the slaughter of cattle at the port of landing. — Lord Selbome post-poned till Monday his notice on the question of constitutional law relative to the movement of troops from India to Malta and, in answer to a question from the Earl of Beaconsfield, he intimated that it was not his intention to submit a motion on the subject. On the third reading of the Bishoprics Bill, the Earl of Koseberry moved, as an amendment, that any necessity that might exist for additional bishops should be met by an addition to the number of suffragan bishops. Ihe Bishop of Lincoln opposed the amendment, and Lord Denman spoke in favour of the Bill.-Kurl Deaachamp contended that practically the Act of Henry VIII. for the ap- pointment of suffragan bishops had been found unworkable, and that the difficulty with which the Bill was intended to deal could only be met by an addition to the number of diocesan bishops.—Lord Oranmore added some observations after which a division was taken, resulting in the rejection of the amend- ment by 107 to «3.—Ihe Bill was then read a third time and passed.—Ihe Karl of Belmore drew attention to the corres- pondence respecting the recent constitutional crisis in Victoria public money under the Governor warrants. -Ihe Earl of Cadogan stated that Sir G. Bowen having been -Ihe Earl of Cadogan stated that Sir G. Bowen having been advised that it was within power to issue warrants for money which had not been sanctioned by Act passed bv both Houses of the Legislature, referred the matter to the law officers in Victoria, and since then ha.d asked for information at home. The question had been referred to the law officers of the Crown, and being sub judice he expressed no opinion upon it-Their Lordships rose at a quarter past seven o'clock. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY.. LORD HARTINGTONS RESOLUTION. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock.—Mr. Ashley gave notice that on Thursday next he will ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether her Majesty's Government will use their good offices between the Turkish army and the Cretan insurgents, in view of the fact that the release of the Sultan's troops from Thessaly might otherwise be used to crush freedom in Crete. -Tha Marquis of Hartington said he had: given notice of the resolution he had stated yesterdav for Monday next He desired to know whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer was willing to move the postponement of the orders of the day in order that the resolution might be considered at a reasonable hour.—Ihe Chancellor of the Exchequer said such was the arrangement which he had presumed would sait the noble lord, and he proposed to give notice that on Monday the orders of the day should be postponed, in order that the resolution referred to might be discussed.- Mi. fawcett stated that in consequence of the resolution of which Lord Hartington had given notice, he should withdraw that of which he himself had given notice on the. same subject — In reply to Sir IL Colebrooke, the Chancellor cf the Exchequer stated that the first order of the day for Thursday next would be Supply. In reply to Mr. Redmond, Mr. Lowther said he was alive to the importance of passing the Public Health (Ireland) Bill as early as possible, and as the amendments of which notice had been given were being fully consitlered, he hoped that with the assistance of the House the Bill might be passed this session.—The O'Connor Don gave notice that on an ea-lv day he will move that in the opinion of the House the present position of university education in Ireland is most unsatisfactory and demands the immediate attention of Parliament with a view to extend more generally and equally the benefits of such education. — Mr. Osborne Morgan called attention to the question of land registration, and to the working of Acts of Parliament regula- ting the same, and moved for a Select Committee to enquire into the subject.—The motion, was seconlied by Mr. Gregory, and, after a good deal of discussion, the motion was assented to by the Attorney-General and agreed to.—Sir Henry James then called attention to the anomaly existing in the election of Recorder and Common Serjeant by the Aldermen and Common Council of London, and moved that it was inexpediant indictable offences should be tried bv iud-Tes elected hv anv « presentativc body.—Mr. C. Lewis moVed as an am'ndmmit th,t the Royal Commission of 1854 having especi^^ e^ th privilege of the city of London from its general recommendation that aH judicial appointments should be vlsted in^hJ Crown nothing hadsince occurred to call forthe interference of Par- Hersd?el 811 PPOIteM. the motion, as did Mr. « a«^in "Illiams, and Mr. Lowe, whilst Mr. Hardcastle and Mr. S. Hill opposed it. The Solicitor-General said these appoint- ments were the first of a Liberal Government. Aiter t.ie Rexorm Bill the appointments had alwavs j? i ven satisfaction to those interested, and judo-ina from .he test of actual experience no case liail been made out for a change in the system.—After some further discussion, the motion was negatived by 102 to 57. The At- torney-General asked for leave to introduce a Bill to modify the law of indictable offences.—The leave was given and the Bill read a first time.—Several Bills were advanced a stage and the House adjourned at 1.15. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The House of Commons met at half-past twelve o'clock and proceeded with the discussion of the Borough Franchise (Ireland) Bill, the second reading of which was moved by Mr Meldon. Several members spoke against the Bill, which was opposed by the Attorney-General for Ireland, On a division the Bill was rejected.—The second reading of the Queen's Col- leges and University (Ireland) Bill was lost by 232 against 26. The House adjourned at six o'clock.
Mr. W. Morgan, of Beaumaris, has been appointed vice-principal of the North Wales Training College at Carnarvon. LATEST INTELLIGENCE.—SOUTH AUSTRALIA. — The Agent-Geneial for South Australia (Sir Arthur Blyth, K.C., LvI. G.) has received the following telssrram from the Government at Adelaide, dated the "Gth May "Splendid rains .have fallen, and the weather is very seasonable for growing crops. The Liver Murray trade is largely increasing; since the Iliver Darling has been opened 20,000 bales of wool have been shipped. The surnlus wheat from last season's crop for export amounts to 160,000 tons. Price of wheat at date. 5s. Sd. per bushel." Under the conduetorsliip of Mr. William Williams, the Bangor Choral Union gave on Tuesday, May 14, a very suc- cessful performance of Mozart's Twelfth Mass. The whole performance was, for alocal choir, of a very superior charac- ter, and showed that great care had been taken with the re- hearsals, the choruses going remarkably well. The principals were the Misses Carina and Edith Clelland and Messrs. Sutcliffe and M'Call, of York Minster. Miss Clarke, Mr. E. W. Thomas, organist of St. Ann's, and Mr. W. Williams, organist of Beaumaris Church were the accompanists, and the general arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. Itichards (Isalaw), and Mr. Robert Owen, the honorary secretary of the Society. There was a crowded audience. The Royal Anglesey Engineer Militia assembled at Beaumaris on Tuesday, May 14, for their annual furty-two days' training, the recruits, numbering fifty-seven, having served four weeks' preliminary drill. Q The total strength of the regiment on parade is 277, and forty-nine reserves. All reserves belonging to the regiment have been de- spatched to Chatham. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas re- signed the command some time ago, on his appointment as Chief-constable of Anglesey but as yet neither his re- signation, nor the appointment of his successor, Colonel Hampton Lewis, an old Orbviean ofii-j-er, 1ms been officially gazetted. The regiment wid this year be put through a thorough course of military engineering, the necessary accommodation being furnished in a field near Fryars. SPEAKING OF CHAPMAN'S ENTIRE WHEAT FLOUR, a writer in the Christian World says-" Many of the first physicians of the day are prescribing no other medicine for their little patients, and ii is astonishing sometimes how children who have pined on a diet of fine white baker's bread, will thrwe when fed on well cooked porridge made of this 'Entire Wheat Flour. Sold by Chemists) in 6d. and Is. packets, and 3s. tins
I THE CAMBRIAN NEWS Jfterioriteitehiw Shtar & Jthcri)sttD2ih 'QIim£5 Is the LEADING JOURNAL for an EXTENSIVE DISTRICT in NORTH and SOUTH WALES, j INCLUDING f Merionethshire, Cardiganshire, South Carnar- vonshire, and parts of other Comities. Th CAMBRIAN NEWS is sold by AGENTS in the following places :— CARDIGANSmEE. a seaport, and one of the "fa' Office of the vourits watering places of tho 1 Kingdom. In tie neighbour- way Bo^stall hood are a number of imnor-' Mr I- i tant mines. The University rtr,Zt Dark- College of Wales is shafted Sattx?keet- here. Aberystwyth is the ter- minus of the Cambrian Rail- minus of the Cambrian Rail- way, andit.he Manchester and Milford Railway. ) ABERAEP.ON (Watering place,) Mr. w rr;ifiH,a v. ■ BORTH. Mr. Evans, Jihyd, nrPost-offise BOW STREET Miss Williams, Post-office CAPEL BANGOR Mr. Blickw.U, P„t-OIBc«. C4.^IiGfAN (Assize Town, Par- ) Borougrjnd^iortOUniCipaljMrS- WilUams> bookseller. CWMYSTWYTH Mr. C. Burrill, Post-Office GOGINAN (Situate near several lead mines) Mr. P. Nicholls, Druid Im, borough. St. David's™ oUege } ^r" JW' Ev';lns> Medical Hall here.) a j >Mr. D. Rees, draper. LLANDDEWI BREFI Ar„ ,r, •• Air. Ihomas Jones,.grocer LLANYBYTHER „ • • Mr. Evan Evans, newsagent* LLANGEITHO Ar, Cf • • Mr. Stephen Jones, picture framer. LLANILAR Mr. Jenkin Morris, draper LLANON ^Mr. Daniel Jones, .grocer LLAXRHYSTYD ROAD Stationmaster. PONTERWYD (Waterfalls and ) Mr. William n 1 lead mines in neighbourhood) j ddau Arms. ge' G°ge» PONTRHYDFEXDIGAID Mr. J. Thomas, draper PONTRHYDYGROES Mr. T. II. Davies, Post-Offlca SWYDDFYNNON Mr. Evan Jones, shopkeeper TALIESIN (Lead mines) Mr. Thomas Jones, Post-Office TALYBONT (Lead mines) Mr. John Pritchard TREGARON (A market town where large fairs are held) Mr. E. C. Evans • CARNARVONSHIRE. BEDDGELERT Mr t? _l • Mr. Kvan Rooerts, bookseller BANGOR Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son, Radway Bookstall mws.sr.COED Miss Jones, Post-Office CARNARVON W Da.ie,, printer and • stationer. CRICCIETH (a pleasant water- Mr Bowpn j,„i- .„?j vifwPs)aCe WitU mounUin stationer bookseIIer and DOLYDDELEN Mr. Ellis Pierce PORTMADOC (Terminus of Mr. D. Lloyd (Publishing the testiniog Railway. An f_ of the Cambrian iVews) important shipping port a f Mr O. P. Williams 5 B-m t r>7 growing town) j'Mr R. Humphr^' PWLLHELI Mr T T it ,r;, J- J. Evans, bookseller Churches treet TALYSARN Mr n„ •, • • •. -Mr. David Thomas, bookseller MERIONETHSHIRE. ABERDOVEY (Seaport and Watering place) Mr. R. Rees, chemist ABEEGANOLWYN (great slate quamesin the neighbourhood) Mr. E. Jones, Post-Office ARTHOG Mrs. Jones, Post Office BALA (the Calvinistic and Inde- ,T T pendent Colleges are situated ( Mr. Jacob Jones, High-street here, and it is much visited by f (Publishing Office -of tha tourists) Cambrian News) BARMOUTH (one of the favour- ite watering places of Wales).. Mr. John Evans, grocer Glan • • ymon House .Wan- CORRIS r„ „ t „r w.5SLeJan8,grocer CORWEN (a market town) Mr. T, Edmunds, printer DINAS MAWDDWY (Terminus of the Mawddwy Railway) Messrs Evans and Sons DOLGELLEY (Assize and Quar- "i Mr r> • ter Sessions held here. One of ) Mr P n i> s' Palter the head quarters of Tourists t u- Kees, chemist Manufacture—Welsh Tweeds)) DYFFRYN Mr. J. Roberts, FESTINIOG (the gre:tt slate di5-} III r. Ellis Roberts, bookseller. the Festiniog Railway. A (Mr Fvan fl«vri -j very p„pul„„, place) j JIr. s Howard, Steelier cZFour' HARLECH Mr. W. Emns. Gorfwysfa Cot- tage LLANBEDR Messrs. J. Evans and Sons LLANEGRYN Mr. Pughe, chemist LLANELLTYD Mr. T. Griffiths LLWYNGWRIL Mr. J. Lewis, TheIill MAENTAVROG Miss M. Richards PENNAL R Humphreya PENRHYNDEUDRAETH (A populous place). Mr. A. A. Mitcherd TALSARNAU Mr r w;l1. •• Mr- «■ Williams, postmaster TS ( faV0Urite wa-tering ) Mr. J. Jenes, Post-Office Place^ J Mr. Evan A ewell Mrs. Pierce, China-street MACHYNLLETH(market town Mrs o In the neighbourhood are V Pmniitt'. confectioner several mines) RaU- way Bookstall LLA^BRYNMAIR M, Maurice Jones, Winllan NEWTOWN Messrs Phillips & Son, printers WELSHPOOL Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail- way Bookstall OSWESTRY. Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Aske w Roberts, W OQd.all, and Venables LIVERPOOL Mo»,r. Fonttes Etans, 16, lithebarn-.street Mr. T. Lloyd, 52. Everton-rd. LONDON Messrs TYi, • •• Iln, ?anes and Co-> No. I imcli Lane, Cornhi'l Pugh, Aldersgate -buildings, 91, Aldersgate-st. I, Mr E. Evans, 21, Fairbank- street, East Road CHESTER Mr. J. Rathburne, Roman Bath, Bridge-street CARMARTHEN Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Bookstall¡ LLANELLY MS,SiH-Smi"»>s«» MANCHESTER Mr. Jas Royle, 2, Old Militate BIRM5NGHAM H. Smith and La Great estern Bookstall LLANIDLOES Mr. J. jj. Mills ADVERTISEMENTS and other communications, in Welsh and English, should be sent not later than Thursday morning to the Publishers— JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala. J. GIBSON, 3, Queen's.road, Aàerystwytè.1 or D. LLOYD, Portniadoc. I