TIPYN 0 BOB PETR. About 1,200 signatures have been attached in Chester lo the declaration against Var. Mrs Naylor Lsyland, of IN antelwyd Hall has presented an harmonium to Nantelwyd Church. The drainage of Harlech is said to be m a very unsatis- a.ctory stat' Mr. J. Ambery, the owner of Lancaster and other race horses, died srt his residence near Knutsford, last week. The Bishop of Bangor presided last week at a pubu meeting held at Bangor in favour of the Sunday closing of public houses. R7 The total number of borough voters m Wales is b7,441, an increase of 559 upon 1877. In the Welsh counties the total number is 60,272, an increase of 1,029. On Thursday, May 16, Henry Pitt,. described asa farmer, was sentenced to a month S' imprisonme y Chester magistrates for cardsharping on the itooaee. At Ruthin, on Tuesday, May 14, Isaac Jones, of the Cross Guns Inn, Llanarmon, was fined £5 and costs, and his lieence endorsed for permitting drunkenness. Captain Verney, R.N., the Chairman of the Anglesey Quarter Sessions has been invited to contest the Borough of Aylesbury in the Liberal interest. The sudden death of Mr. William Owen, clerk to the Poor-Law Guardians of Llanrwst, is announced. Mr. Owen also held the offices of clerk to the Highway Board, Sanitary Board and School Board. A man named William Connah, of Chester, Ins been sent to prison for four months for inflicting severe injuries upon his wife with a poker because she would not give him some money when he was in drink. Professor Parry, of the University College of Wales, has received an intimation that Her Royal Highness .the Princess of Wales has graciously and with much pleasure consented to accept the dedication of his opera of Blodwen. On Tuesday, May 14, Mr. Dansev, Government In- spector, held an official enquiry into the conduct of Mr. G. Thomas, the master of the Wellington Workhouse. At the close of the .enquiry Mr. Dansey declined to ex- press any opinion upon the evidence, which, he said, was very contradictory. The whole of the evidence would be submitted to the Local Government Board for their deci- sion upon it. i T. An iron chapel and schoolroom for the use of the Welsh- Baptists was opened at Llanfairfechain, on Thursday, May 16. Amongst the ministers who took part in the services, were the Revs. G. Davies, Llangollen, R. Jones, Llanllyfni, O. Davies, Carnarvon, and J. Spinther James, Llandudno. On Friday an English sermon was preached by Mr. Marks, C.E., Llandudno. The Holywell Local Board have sent a memorial to the Secretary of State in favour of the adoption of the Ballot at Local Board elections. At a meeting of the Board, held on Thursday, May 16, for the purpose of receiving tenders for the erection of the Holywell Market Hall, the tender of Messrs. Thomas Hughes and Son, builders, Holywell, for was accepted. In a report, presented by Dr. Lloyd Roberts, medical officer of health to the St. Asaph Raral Sanitary Authority. he states that two parishes in his district, LIanfairtalhaiarn and Dyserth, draw their water supply from streams pol- luted by the drainage of the villages, that at Meliden there is a dip well, which is exposed to risks of pollution by sewage, and which is said to have originated a serious out- break of typhoid fever, and that in other .villages the water is both polluted and inadequate. The members of the St. Asaph Young Men's Reading Society have presented the Rev. W. Morgan, who has been appointed to the living of Pennant with an address, Bishop Wordsworth's Oommentary in four volumes, and a very handsome writing table, with a silver plate, in- scribed-" Presented to the Rev. W. Morgan, B.A., onj his leaving St. Asaph, by the members of the Young Men's Reading Society and other friends, in acknowledg- ment of his valuable services as librarian of that institu- tion, May, 1878." The President of the Society, the Rev. W. Morton, made the presentation. At the last meeting of the St. Asaph Board of Guar- dians Mr. P. Wynne Yorke made some much needed re- marks upon the subject of the comparative expenditure in Welsh Unions. He said that in the four best managed unions the in-door paupers bore a, proportion of seventeen to eighty-three out-door paupers, whereas the worst man- aged 'unions had only a proportion 2*8 in-door paupers against 97'2 of out-door paupers. In the four best man- aged unions—Forden, Hawarden, Ruthin, and Wrexham, the cost of indoor maintenance was only Is. 6id. "per head, whereas in the worst managed unions 01 Anglesey, Dolgelley, Holyhead, and Pwllheli it was 3s. lltd. There was no doubt that the prevalence of hereditary pauperism in Wales, is; as Mr. Yorke described it, a "blot upon the fair fame" of the country, and that the extremely lax and indiscriminate mode of administering x relief which still prevails in many Welsh Union tends to perpetuate an evil of the most serious magnitude. At a recent meeting of 'the Nantwich Board of Guar- dians it was proposed by Mr. E. D. Broughton, the late Chairman of the Board, that the meetings of the Board be held at Crewe and Nantwich alternately, instead of being always held at Nantwich. It was stated that the London and North-Western Railway Company which has its headquarters at Crewe, paid just one-third of theentire amount collected in rates. Mr. Wilbraham Tollemache moved a direct negative to the proposition, on the ground that Nantwich was the more centrally situated, and con- venient place. "Nantwich is not played-out yet' said Mr Tollemache in concluding his speech. She may suffer just now when trade is very bad, in comparison with her rich and more prosperous neighbour, but Nantwich is not played out, and were she played out I for one would not put my heel upon Nantwich and endeavour to stamp out any sign of life that might be in her." At the close of the discussion, Mr. Broughton's motion was defeated by thirty-eight to twenty-four votes. A proposal has been made to form a new Union in order that Crewe may have its own Woikhouse and Board of Guardians. An inquest was held at Wellington, on Saturday mon> ing May 18th, before Mr. R. C. Clarke, deputy-coroner, to nquire into the cause of the death of Richard Hilton, Excise officer, of Horsehay.—Mr. John Stones, platform inspector at Wellington, said that the previous evening the deceased was crossing the line, when a tank engine moving some trucks came along, and although witness shouted deceased did not appear to see it until it was close upon him, when he swerved right in front of it.— The Coroner stated that he saw the accident, as he was in a train going to Ketley.-W. Jones, the driver of the engine stated he did everything to attract the attention of the deceased, but without avail.-The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally killed," and recommended that the 'railway company should provide some arrangement whereby such accidents might be averted. A meeting of the Board of Conservators of the River Dee Fishery District was held last week at Chester^under the presidency of Mr. H. Robertson, M.P., to consider certain proposals relating to by-laws. The fcrst by-law proposed to be altered was the. one which limits the nets to be used for the taking of salmon to two kinds, the draft- and the coracle nets, and the alteration pro- Dosed was te admit the use of the trammel nets. A memorial had been received by the Conservators from fee fishermen «f Connah's Quay, praying that the use of irfmmel nets might be legalised and licensed. rlhe sup- Dorters of the alteration urged that to legalise the net would not increase the number used, but would bring in a considerable sum of money from licences. An old fisher- man from Connah's Quay, who said he had been a fisherman sixty years said he had alwaya ^ed a trammel net, which was the only one that^ould be used in the nart of the river below Burton Point. It was re solved to allow the use of the trammel net below Burton Point, on the payment of an annual licence of £5 for every fifty vards of list. It was decided that the mesh of the net should be nut less than 2* inches for the middle net, and it was also decided to ask the Secretary of State for power to alter tke scale of licences by the introduction of the trammel net. It was explained that if the licence was fixed by by-law the penalty for not taking out one could only be £5., -whereas if fixed in the manner proposed it could be fixed at £20. A proposal to commence the close season on the 15th instead of the 1st September in each year, and to terminate it on the 1st March instead of the 1st February, was also discussed. The Chairman said he' had known the river Dee as a salmon river for a good many years, ;and he had at his own expense done a good deal to get e,fi8h up in the neighbourhood of Llan- gollen, and he very ,much objected to the proposed change. The beginning of September was the time when the fish to go up the stiver, and it was only then that the fishers in the upper part of the river got any chance of < fishing with rod and .line. The proposed change would be •Very unfair to the proprietors on the upper part of the ,-river. The proposal was almost unanimously rejected. The decision of the 'Conservators to admit the use of the trammel net upon payment of an annual licence, will re- trnva a difficulty of long standing, but the alteration in the bv laws will not become of legal force until it ha3 jce by laws^ Secretary of State. SThe'charity Commi.-aioaers ^ave published a draftof an aSiedScheme for tfw management of DenbighcGrammar School It is now ordered that shaI1 be twelve-one ex-officio, .the itayor of Denbigh five repre- sentative, and six eo-optative re" ffq^teTs^im^ Town Council, antftwo by BionSattend for two ysars .vaca^s the post. Rfr-^u., opinions or attendance a < Ur fonc'of religious worship shall not in any^ the qualification of any p^on for being a go er«or this ichAsic The present master, the Kev. J. ■> £ <« Robertas to remain, if he <ehoseS>, under the new The scho< £ is to be a day md boarfcmg school, and the present buildings may be taken aver or others built, tor which purtlç-se £ 1,600 is allowed. The master must In » graduate at some university 6« the tUnited Kingu j.. 'The paymejxis for boys not less than £ 6 nor mof •than £ 12 far day boys within the limits of Denbigk, :and not lees than £8 nor mere than B16 for resident elsewhere. Boarders to pay £30 to £40. Scholars may fee exempt from attendance at prayers or re- ligious worship without deprivation of an* Advantage Gr emolument." .Scholarships and exhibifii<s?}S are to be provided as soon as the funds will allow. he scheme differs materially from the former one of 1872, «orne rp,son or other, wa3 never carried out. A scheme altrissued ill 1872 by the Endowed Schools Com- laiasSnn f,,r the' management of the Bluecoat School at aife taded of Mm OMSeW, and aUgtDpT^wl bv Richard Wilding. This scheme provided thfuh^overnfng body .Jould be the <?*«»«<* the School r and that the.endowment should be eon- ■olidated with the endowment of the Grammar feohool. ^though this scheme has never been earned out, the new «°heme contains no mention whatever of the Bluecoat which is consequently left entirely under the Management; of the Rector.
2 £ concerning ?arl health that his lordship had passsd as a ui-ht as could be expected, and remained m ^°Ut tlie same conditton, there having been little or no sine? Friday. •
FROM THE PAPERS. The official declaration of the poll at the Oxford Univer- sityelection was made by the Vice-Chancellor, on Friday, May 17, as follows Talbot, (C.), 2,687; Smith, (L.), 989. Four of the six persons in custody charged with the murder of the Earl of Leitrim and his clerk and driver, were on Friday, May 17, committed for trial. Anthony and Michael M'Granaghan were discharged. An exhibition of art treasures was opened in Manchester on Thursday, May 16th. The Bishop of Manchester and Cardinal Manning were both present, and spoke on the importance of art culture.. A Pall Mall Gazette • Berlin telegram states :— It is settled that no new law respecting Socialism will be pro- pused in Parliament, but stringent police measures will be ordered." • The Daily News hears that the scrutiny m connection with the double return for South Northumberland will take place in about six weeks' time, and that Mr. Justice Field will be the presiding judge. MonsigneurDupanloup's pamphlet on Voltaire has been issued. He says Voltaire was the opposite of a Democrat, the toady of nobles, princes, kings, and kings mistresses, and he denounces the centenary as an act of jvar and an insult to the religious faith of France, which Catholics are bound to resent. n Two election petitions have been presented at the Com- mon pleas Rule office of the High Court of Justice, from South Northumberland, one against the return or Mr. Ridlev, and the other against the return of Mr. Grey. it is not alleged that there have been any corrupt practices a scrutiny of the votes is all that is sought. The point, reserved at the recent conviction of Morris Roberts for perjury at the Central Criminal Court as to there being no proper evidence before the jury or the ap- pointment of the deputy-judge of the County Court before whom he swore, was argued on Saturday, May lo, in the Court of Crown Cases Reserved. The Court amrined the conviction. i The Select Committee on Turnpikes recommends that, owing to a delay in passing the Highway Act, provision should be made this session in the Turnpike Act Continu- ance Act, empowering Quarter Sessions to place upon the county rate, so far as they think fit, the mainten- ance of roads from which turnpikes have been taken since 1870.. An extraordinary accident has happened in London. A child, sent out in a perambulator, had a long white silk scarf tied round his neck. One end of this scarf became entangled with the axle of the perambulator, and was pulled tighter and tighter as the vehicle was wheeled on. The nursemaid who was pushing the perambulator did not notice the accident till deceased was black in the face with strangulation, and he died a few minutes after being set free. The scarf had been drawn so tight that it had cut' deeply into the flesh of the neck and drawn blood. The Volunteer force is to be allowed to join the camp of exercise, which is to be held at Aldershot next July: while consolidated and administrative regiments may If represented for the short period of eight days or the full term of sixteen, detachments of corps, not less than sixty men, may join. The Government, in addition to defray- ing 'all expenses to and from the camp, and providing equipment and messing, will also credit regiments at the rate of 10s. per man for a period of eight days. It is anticipated that about 8,000 men will attend the camp. Applications for relief on the part of wives of men belonging to the army reserves who have been recently called out have been regarded by several Boards of Guar- dians as special cases, with reference to which they would be glad to have special instructions from the Local Govern- ment Board. That Board has, however, intimated that they do not intend to issue any general regulations on the subject, as it appears to them that the well-understood principles of poor-law administration will be found, if judiciously and carefully applied, sufficient to enable Guar- dians to deal satisfactorily with all applications of the kind. According to the regulations which have just been issued with reference to the allotment of prizes at the Paris Exhibition, it appears that a sum of £62,500 has been apportioned for the purpose, and that the prizes will be conferred by an international jury, consisting of 750 members. The work of this body will commence on the 1st June, and its awards will be made by the 1st of Sep- tember, the prizes, including upwards of 21,000 medals, being distributed on the 10th of the same month. Josh Billings" (Henry W. Shaw) is reported (says the New York Times) to have made more money than almost any American author by persistent working of his peculiar vein of humour. Some years he has got 4,000 dollars from a weekly newspaper fo& his exclusive.contributions has made 5,000 or 6,000 dollars by lecturing, and has had a profit from his Almanack of 8,000 dollars or 9,000 dollars more—18,000 dollars to 20,000 dollars per annum. That is five or six times as much as Emerson, Hawthorne, Lowell, or Holmes has ever made. An application was made to the Master of the Rolls, on Saturday, May 18, on behalf of the Rev. F. Besant, to re- move out of the custody of his wife, Mrs. Annie Besant, their daughter Mabel, aged eight years, and place her under the care of her father. The grounds of the applica- tion were that Mrs. Besant entertains atheistical opinions and peculiar views on the population question. The Master of the Rolls granted the application, expressing strong disapproval of the conduct of the mother. The Huddersfield borough magistrates have just given a most extraordinary interpretation of that portion of the Licensing Act which applies to the bon& fide traveller. Four men were summoned for drinking in a public-house during prohibited hours on a Sunday afternoon. Three of them were con- victed, but the magistrates held the fourth to be a bona fide traveller, although, like the others, he lived within two miles of the inn, because on the previous night he had slept at a distance of three miles from the public-house. He had, however, breakfasted and dined at home. A young man named Hooper, employed as clerk in a solicitor's office, at Bath, was engaged with a fellow clerk in storing books in a strong room of limited dimensions, and nearly filled with documents of value. The room was fire-proof and air-tight. The two clerks were jesting, and Hooper declined to come ouj; of the room. The other clerk, in fun., slammed the massive iron door, intending to shut him in for a moment or two. When, however, he tried to open the door all his efforts to do so ^failed, and so did these of a. locksmith, subsequently called in.. The prisoner was suffering to a dangerous extent from want of air, and a hole was bored through the 3-feet-thick wall to admit it. Hooper remained a prisoner for 3: hours before he coR-ld be liberated. American papers bring news of the death of John Morrissey, pugilist, gaming-house-keeper, congressman, and senator. "He appears, by all accounts, says the Pall Mall Gazette, to have been a very worthy man. He had his nese .completely smashed by one Sullivan at an early stage of his career; but this "did not prevent him from beR.1ting Heenan in a tough fight, which Morrissey won by staying capacity. As the founder of Saratoga races and a munificent supporter of that watering place he gamed a wide popularity. He died an opponent of Tam- many, and his memory will evidently be cherished as that of an able and energe' ic supporter of American institu- tions. Mr. Morrissey was, as his name would indicate, an Irishman. Lord Rosebery presided on Saturday, May 18, at the annual meeting of the Sunday Society, which is agitating for the opening of museums and art galleries. In" a very temperate, but forcible address, his Lordship pointed out the great necessity which exists for the Accomplishment of fhareform which this Society advocates. He thought thr.t if the Puritan plan, which made the Sabbath a period; of .vacancy varied by drinking, were altered, it would be. for the better. People could not be at churcfe all day, and ? what were they to do to fulfil the Sabbatarian idea of rest ? (I The shutting of museums and art galleries was a grave; waste of opportunity, and a grave national Letters, expressing approval of the object in view were read from, Earl Granville, the Bishop of Exeter, the Duke of West- minster Professor Fawcett, and others. It was agreed to; reouest the Premier .to receive a deputabwn from the Society, and a resolution was passed praymg the Royal Academicians to open their collection one or two Sunday afternoons this season. The Emperor William has addressed the faSowmg lettar to Frince Bismarck The act of a man Mien into e\ ways, who attempted to take my life, which has long been protected by the merciful dispensation ot .LItè-. vidence, has been the occasion of uncommonly numerets manifestations of fidelity and affection towards my pers<>&, whereby .1 have been deeply moved and k-eartily gma- dendl. From the whole of Germany, as wed a"? fj-oEi many places abroad, from public authorities, corporations, associations, and private individuals of all classes of nocse-y and all ages, I have received, proofs that the heart of ike people is with its emperor and king, tiiAt it fe6!s with rhiip both in joy and sorrow. I same dealing herein every -eye into which I gazed after this essent, and I am indeed.deeply and warmly moved by the werthy and elevated maimer in which the Berlin popu- lation displayed their sympathy with me. I desire that each oÐwho showed me thaa. sympathy shall know tkati:e thereby (did my heart good, and I commission you with that i object to make this communication public." The result of the poll at Reading is an emphatic declar- ation against the war policy of-the Government—Mr. Pal- mer, th-e 'Liberal and peace candidate, being returned ibyt; 2,223 votes, against 1,565 given his Conservative and Ministerial opponent, Mr. Atienborough. This is the;, more significant (remarks the Birmingham Post) because;! the contest was bought out mainly on the peace question, and becaKse. the «tmast possible .efforts were mxde, not. merely locally,■ bat through external influence, to obtain a: vote in favour of Ministers. It acay be said that the Lib-1 erals have only in keeping a seat which was > theirs before but, so far aA the fv^eign policy of the Government iis concerned, this is not -frke case, for the late member, Sir I'. Goldimid, though a Liberal, was a strong advocate of the Ministerial policy iw the Eastern question, and was one the 'few Liberals who actually voted with Ministers in tJie ditfiaiens which have taken place upon it. The Paris oarreepondent of The Times, in noticing the Japanese seeti«n at the Paris Exhibition., says:—"No nation is a more interesting study than the Japanese in Its advance towards modern civilization, It was one of tke peoples most averse from the introduction of the European element, most obstinate in guarding itself against the danger art a foreign conquest; but when it on perceived that the exaasple and contact of European coulitries were essential to Itts welfare, Japan eatered on the pith of reform with a resolve which accounts for the rabidity of its progress. What is still more strange, the Japanese have borrowed numberless ideas and theories from European civilization without adopting any of their defects or iacrificing any of their excellences. In Europe, as at home., they are intelligent., /sober, modest, and grateful for any attentions, aild they are still, M formerly, very patriotic; at all the Exhibitions they have elicited admiration by their pmutuality, precision, and respectful compliance with orders.. On the morning of the 1st of May their section was quite finished, and i- has already drawn forth warm praise. It contains no- thing vulgar, nothing, or scarcely anythjogj which does not bear the stamp of natural taste,'
FACTS AND FANCIES. "rv'f'V"r" A temperance editor, in drawing attention to an article against ardent spirits in one of his papers, says, For the effect of intemperance see our inside." The editor who saw a lady making for the only empty seat in a car found himself crowded out to make room for more interesting matter." A Yankee merchant advertises for a burglar. He has broken the key of his safe, and cannot get at the valuables. Josh Billings says persons who have been afterwards hanged were remarkable in earlier life for being able to walk up a church aisle with squeaky boots on without getting embarrassed or red in the face. An Iowa postmaster neglected to certify on oath to the correctness of his recent report, and wrote to the depart- ment in justification :—" If i hant give oath enuff then you can take the office and I shall be very glad of it-I shal do the Best i can for the united states that i don't think it pays to go so far to a Justes once in 2 years is a nutr-i should have to hier a. horseit is up hill." A lawyer once asked the late Judge Pickens, of Ala- bama, to charge the jury that it is better that ninety and nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should be punished." "Yes," said the judge, "I will give that charge, but, in the opinion of the Court, the ninety and nine guilty men have already escaped in this county." To some pungent remarks of a professional brother, an American barrister commenced his reply as follows May it please the court, resting on the couch of Repub- lican eauality as I do, covered with the blanket of con- stitutional panoply as I am, and protected by the aegis of American liberty as I feel myself to be, I despise the buzzing of the professional insect who has just sat down, and defy his futile attempts to penetrate, with his puny sting, the interstices of my impervious covering. BEAUTIES AND BELLES.—On acknowledging The Navy," at the Royal Academy Dinner, Mr. W. H. Smith said :—" My friend sitting on my right has complained to me that the ships of the present day are unpaintable. That is no doubt to be regretted, but the sailor always conceives that to be a beautiful ship which is capable of doing its duty thoroughly, and maintaining the honour of its flag." Although our modern ironclads are unpaintable, they are nevertheless beautiful enough to be beauties without paint." So are our muslin-clads, all of them—if they would only think so.—Punch. RISING WITH THE LARK.—Rising with the lark at this time of the year would entail getting up before daylight, according to a correspondent of the Lwe Stock Journal, who. when recently out in the woods taking notes or the wild birds, heard seven or eight larks singing high up 111 the sky at 3 a.m. It was then twilight, and not another bird was stirring but a quarter of an hour later the rooks began to caw, and five mmutes after tlw plover was heard The blackbird followed, then the thrush, and soon after 3-30 all the birds were in full song and contin- ued until 4 when they were aU silent, evidently either feeding or buifding their nests. The wnter adds that he finds birds so tame in the early morning that they will al- low any person to approach quite close; but after 5.a.m., they become wild again, while they rarely sing if the temperature be lower than forty-five deg. THE BISHOP AND THE Baby—Mat/fair nays .— There are many stories current about the late Bishop Selwyn. and all tend in the same direction. Here is one I heard some years ago from his own hps. It was simply told in illustration of the possibility of a naturally helpless man overcoming the difficulties of suddenly finding himself placed in charge of young children During one of his expeditions along the coast of New Zealand, Dr. Selwyn had given a passage to woman who had with her a baby just weaned. The voyage was rough, and she became ab solutelv prostrate with sea sickness. The baby remained preternaturally lively, and the question, What to do with it," became one of serious concern for the officers and crew Dr. Selwyn solved the difficulty by taking the child under his own care. There was an apprentice on board who took naturally to children, and he was in- stalled as under-nurse. The voyage lasted eleven days, the bishop said, 'during which time the mother was wholly incapable of doing anything. I had not much idea what to do with the baby, but with the assistance of Tom, we got along splendidly, and at the end of the voyage our chief difficulty was to get baby to go back to its mother.
FROM LONDON LETTERS. It was understood that a compromise had been effected with regard to the Sunday Closing Bill, and that the even- ing would be comparatively quiet. The Committee of Supply was reached at an early hour, and Mr. Raikescame bustling in with cheerful face. But, alas! our hopes were speedily dashed, for an excited wrangle.ensued over the stationery vote, the ingenuity of the Irish members having discovered that probably part of this vote would be spent on paper and pens for the Queen's Colleges. But I am bound to say that, as before, the Tory members were largely answerable for the personal vituperation which ensued and the horrible loss of time. Mr. Cave, too, a Liberal member, .was foolish enough to assist them. If the Irish members were only left alone, I do not mean to say that everything would go smoothly, but certainly the obstruction would not be increased, JBirftiifiyham Post. Mr. Bass had a very warm reception when he took his seat, one of the.warmest which has been accorded to a new member for some time past. When he went up to the table to sign his name, his father, who had introduced him, was congratulated, not merely by members on his own side of the House, but by the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, and those who sat near him. Mr. Bass, in fact, is as popular in the House as his own bitter beer, and the House was glad to see him restored to health. Hirtninrj- ham Post. Mr. Hussey Vivian took the opportunity, when the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill was read a third time, to make some observations upon the despatch of the troops to Malta, and upon Eastern affairs generally. He is a personal friend of Sir Stafford Northcote, but this did not prevent his speaking his mind, like a true Welsh Liberal, with much plainness. He is rather all adept, too, at plainness of speech, although he is not an orator. After making some very free comments upon the conduct of the Government in withholding their decision from the House for so long, he blurted out that the British fleet had been sent to the Sea of Marmora "with a lie in its mouth," and he objected to the fleet telling lies. We had always prided ourselves upon our straightforwardness, and it wa.s the fi rgt time in our history, he believed, in which we had made our fleet, which is supposed to be symbolical cf our sailor-like frankness, perpetrate a false- hood. This hit was exceedingly telling, because the party opposite are never weary of contrasting their own trans- parent honesty with the trickery of Russia. I thought Mr. Vivian had gone too far, 4ind that he would be hooted, M" even called to order. But, strange to say, hardly sound of remonstrance was heard. The fact was that the Tory gentlemen, however earnestly they may have desired to contradict Mr. Vivian, absolutely could not decency, and I wEl do them the justice of believing that they were as ajskamed as we were of the i miserable subterfuge which excited the scorn of Europe.— Birmingham Post.. The mner of the Newspaper Press Fund on Saturday, Willi a somewhat remarkable one. The presence of Salisbury as chairman was sufficient to create such a de- mand for seats that the committee had scarcely enough room to accommodate all who were desirous of being present. The Prince Imperial, Midhat and Holmrt Pashas, Lord Napier of Magdala, and Cardinal Manning were all near the chairman, and the rest of his table was occupied by distinguished rsoaages, whilst elsewkere there were to be found an exceptionally large number of the members of the Lower House. Lord Salisbury's speech in proposing" The Health of the Queen, was singu- larly graceful. Mr. Archibald Forbes gave the toastd the forces, and he was greeted with ehormous applause when he expressed a preference for war rather than national dis- honour. Lord Salisbury's speech, in proposing the teast of 'The Press Fund," was excellent. He was firstly playful and humorous, and then his appeal on behalf of the fund was very strong and telling. Phe Prince Imperial was good in manner as in matter, and-there was something very like enthusiasm manifested a.s be rose to speak. His-accent is but slight, and his voice thoroughly fills a large room. Mr. Henry M. Stanley, the African traveller, made a grievous mistake in his tone respecting the relations of England acd America. Mostrpersons in the room objected to his speect, and some made their objections felt so strongly that Mr. Stanley brought his oration te an un- timely and .rery abrupt end. "Cardinal Manning's speech was exactly & politlCal mal11festo, a.nd every one present was able to,-tee that the weight of his influence was to be thrown intOvthe Government aeale. Lord Salisbury's final and very weighty words produed an effect fiiost striking to witness. His appeal for union in support of the Government during the crisis was received with much warmth.—Liverpool Post.
The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have made a grant of £10 per annum to the vicarage of Llanfihangel Abery- thick, Carmarthen, to meet a benefaction of J6900, and also B600 for a parsonage. The London Correspondent of-he Manchester Examiner and Times of WedResday said— Welsh literature is re- ceiving a good teal ef attention at present, and I hear that at the meeting of the Cymnsrodorion Society on the 29th May, ProfessorjCowell will read paper on Daíydd ap Gwilym," a Welsh poet of the 14th century. Pucfes- sor Cowell has been engaged in tfce study of the works of this poet for a comiderable time, it is understood ihat the has translated good number of his poems, which are chiefly of an amati^y character, anti it is believed that the -scientinc criticism v-bich he has brought to bear on the peat's writings has produced results .of considerable liter- JiMW value. The chaar at the meeting will be taken by the Bifoop of St. David's ?^ho has been aeked to preside on ac- count of his own researches into Wei stand kindred lit<ya- tHre, his chief work :b«s«g "The Traces of the Gael ia ^S^KING OF CHAPMAN'S ENTIRE WHEAT FLOUR,' a World ?ayB-«afcny of the first physieitsss of the day we prescribing no .Qtfier medicine for their li'otie patients, and is astonishing .sometimes how children who have pi nsd or. a dietoi'fine wlnn baker a breaci, will thrive when fed on w<*B cooked porridge made of this 'Entire Wheat Flour. by Chemists in 6d. and Is. P^EXAN^f pALACE.The ;«*asoB Programme of the Alex- andra Palace has just been issued. Among tne attraction! offered are 'fcfee horse show, a :mse frequent displays of fireworks., exhibitions of .Japanese daylight fireworec«, four race meetings, dnus.atic performances,, .&nd three mus*e festivals on June 1st, mh, and July 27th <*feen the works Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn will respectively monopolise the major part cf the programmes, andutfr which Mr. buns Heeyes, Signor Foli, Madame Lemmens Sherrington, Madame iatey, and other equally eminent artists ka&e been engaged) Besides these festivals, the musical arrangements include concert* in the Grove, classical concerts every Fii<Jay, evoning orchestral concerts once or twice weekly, &c. The orchestral band will play twice daily under Hr. Frederic Arcter, to whom the entire jiiiisical arrangements haee been entrusted, and whose services as organist will still be retained. The military band has been re-oraanised and placed unlierthe control of Moris. Janssens, ] late bandmaster of the Belgian Grenadiers. A second. Nfibian caravan is expected to arrive at the Alexandra Falace before the end of the present month. Season tickets will be as heretofore issued for an entire year, dating from the first of Mb month, at half-a-guinea, j
ECCLESIASTICAL. The Congregation of Cardinals at Rome appointed to examine the Peter's Pence returns has found that the pro- duce of the last four months is about one-third less than for the similar period of last year. This discovery has produced a great impression in the Vatican. Means are to be taken to rouse the liberality of the Faithful." The Pope on Saturday, May 18th, received a deputa- tion from the English Roman Catholic Union, at the head of which were the Earls of Denbigh and Gains- borough. Replying to the address which was presented to him, his Holiness referred to the re-establishment of the I hierarchy in England and Scotland, and prayed that the works of the good Catholics of these countries might re- store to the bosom of the Catholic Church all the chil- dren of that nation which was formerly called the land of saints. Dr. Falk, the German Minister of Church and School Affairs, has tendered his resignation in consequence, it is said, of the orthodox appointments in and by the Supreme Consistory of the Established Protestant Church of the kingdom. The Supreme Consistory being controlled by the King, not in his Royal capacity, but as Summus Episcopus, the appointments are constitutionally those of the Minister, who, however, is supposed to advise and secure the prevalence of identical principles in his De- partment and the' supreme Ecclesiastical Board. It ap- pears that the Liberal views adopted by the Protestant Consistory when the State began to legislate against the Catholic establishment are gradually being relinquished, the growth of atheism among the labouring classes being thought to demand an immediate return to stricter prin- ciples. Dean Stanley was present at the mid-day service at St. A1 ban's, Holborn, on Sunday, May 19, and witness id the celebration of Low Mass," which was performed with all the most striking Ritualistic adjuncts. The Dean stayed until the act of elevation was over, and then left the church. Prior to the sermon the Rev. A. H. Stanton asked the prayers of the faithful for the repose of a departed soul. The London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian writes :—The Roman system of retreats is becoming more common among the Anglican clergy than most people imagine. There are some twenty-four or twenty-five, one of the number being for candidates for holy orders (dea- cons or priests), already arranged to take place between the present time and the end of November. They are to continue over a period varying from four to five days each, and are to be held in nine several dioceses. Amongst these are the dioceses of Bangor and St. Asaph. The retreat in the diocese of St. Asaph is to be celebrated at Hawarden, and is calculated to accommodate twenty- four clergy, who are to be under the conduct of the Rev. R. M. Grier. Candidates who may wish to assist at the retreat are invited to communicate with the rector of the parish, the Rev. Stephen Gladstone. Four of the eontem- plated retreats are to be conducted by the Rev. Father" Benson. If all the places should be taken, it may be reckoned that an aggregate of over 400 clergy will go into retreat during the season, without reckoning those retreats which are professedly regardles of number.
SHELLEY IN WALES. (Pront the Academy.) King's College May 11, 1878. With the permission of my friend Prof. Craig, Univer- sity College of Wales, I give the following extract from a letter lately received from him "I walked the other day te Rhayader. You remember, no doubt, that Shelley went there on a visit to his cousin T. Grove in 1811 and that it was from there that he went up to -London, urged by the prassing letters from poor Harriet Westbrook. I saw the house it is about five miles-from Rhayader. I did not succeed in finding the exact house in which Shelley lived when after his marriage with Harriet he came to live there for the second time. As you remember, this* was shortly after his return from Ireland (from his second visit) and jest before he went to Lymouth, Devon. It was at N-Int Gwillt he lived, going there after Shelley-like, traversing the whole of North and part of South Wales for a house I think about the end of April, 1812. All I can say is that he chose well, for a more delightful valley than this CWill Elan I never saw. I went to Nant Gwillt House, and was referred to a certain old gardener of eighty-tive. He did not know much [about the object of my enquiries]; but I had a most interesting conversa- tion with his wife, an eld woman of seventy-eight or so. She said that she had never heard of anybody of the name of Shelley; but that she knew the Groves, both the old gentleman and the young one. I take it that the young one was Shelley's friend. She carried the post-bag to the house when a little girl. I d:d not expect to get any information from her; but, as I was waiting for lipr husband, I asked her about the Groves. She said they had often visitors. J asked did she remember any of the voung gentleman's visitors. She did not at first; but at last recollecting herself, said '0 there was a very strange gentleman' used to come here, he who put the £5 note on the boat.' This made me prick up my ears, remembering Hogg's tale about the P,5 note Shelley set a-sailing on the Serpentine; and I asked her what she meant. It came out that this visitor, who must surely have been Shelley, used to do a great many strange things. He used to go about with a very long pole to keep out of the roeks and from the bank his little wooden boat, about so long'-i.e, about a foot; and that she herself saw him put a Z5 note on it to sail it [which got lost], but it was brought to him afterwards by a man. I showed her a likeness of Shelley, a bad one, in that little Dugdale's 2-vol. Shelley. She said it was sometning like him, and that he always used to keep his neck bare and his shirt open (just as he is always painted), but hot Be open as in the picture. She then remembered that he afterwards was there with his wife, and ladies, I think she said [Eliza Westbrook was with them], and that his wife was very pretty. She could not exactly remember where they lived, but spoke of two houses, one of which it must have been (there are very few houses there), but she told me that she would find out more from her brother and another old man. I will go again and find out the cot- tage which Shelley described as all covered with roses, I think, and in which he would have stayed longer if the farmer who owned it would have allowed him." I feel sure your readers will think that this picture of the young poet with his very long pole" and his boat and its costly paper-sail is not one to be lost. "Ipseratem conto eubigit, velisque ministrat" with a B5 note. In one of his letters he writes thus of the neighbourhood in which he presented this strange figure :— We are now embosomed in the solitude of mountains, woods, and rivers, silent, solitary, and old, far away from any town, six miles from Rhayader, which is nearest. A ghost haunts this house, which has frequently been seen by the servants. We have several witches in our neighbourhood, and are quite stocked with fairies and hobgoblins of every description." In another, to Godwin, he speaks of this scenery- mountains and rocks seeming to form a barrier round this quiet valley, which the tumult of the world may never overleap." JOHN W. HALES.
MR. OSBORNE MORGAN ON THE MOVEMENT OF INDIAN TROOPS. In the debate in the House of Commons on Monday, May 20, on Lord Hartington's motion, Mr. OSBORKE M'ORGAN said the Colonial Secretary had achieved nothing less by his amendment than the distinction of adding a new chapter to the Constitu- tion The proposition which the right hon. gentleman laid down came to this-that because the House could undoubtedly refese to vote supply, therefore it was competent to the Crown to raise 100,000 men in India, or, as far as he (Mr. O. Morgan) could see anywhere else, without the consent of Parliament, and brine those troops to Malta-, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, in sight of these shores, provided only they did not land them in Great Britain or Ireland. He must say a more startling proposition, coming as it did from a leader of the Constitutional party, he never heard. (Hear.) It was not his notion that the Government might do anything, provided, after they had done it, th'ey obtained the consent of Parliament. His theory of the Constitution was that it was intended to operative prospectively, and not retrospectively. Salus populi suprema lex was the first maxim of our law and our Constitu- tion He did not deny that circumstances might arise which would iustifv arbitrary, even illegal and unconstitutional, acts; for necessity had no law. But would anyone earnestly and honestly assert that any such necessity as that had arisen in the present case? (Hear.) Would anyone assert that when Parlia- ment was sitting the safety of the nation, to put it as high as that required that these Indian troops should be sent to Malta, not only without communicating the fact to Parliament, notonly without obtaining the consent of Parliament, but with an almost ostentatious disregard'Of'the wishes and opinions of Parliament in the matter. (Cheers.) He never saw sfich disproportionate means to an end as in this case. It was a most monstrous thing that for the sake of getting transports cheap, for the sake of saving a few hundred pounds, the British Constitution should be valued at the price of old rags. If that plea were put aside the question resolved itself into a purely constitutional question. He knewtb-j difficulty of arguing a grave constitu- tional question before a popular assembly. Such questions always had been and always would be debated and decided on party lines; and, unfortunately, when a lawyer tried t-lt 1MidreSli an audience as if they were a bench of Judges he was itold he was splitting straws. Be believed this course on the part of the Government to be opposed to the letter of our law and to the soirit of our Constitution. India wasexcluded from the Mutiny Act because she had a Government of her own, a liad<r«tof her own, and a military system of her own. Antecedently to the passing of any Mutiny Act, there was a contract between the Crown on the one eihe and Parliament on the other- Mr. Clode; in his work on Military Law—a great authority, said, This limitation cfeated a Parliamentary compact that no terser num- ber of soldiers than are here stated should be continaed on foot by the Crown during the period of time to which the Act had reference." Frftm Magna Charta downwards our Constitution had abhorred military law, which only existed on sufferance in England The exigencies of the State requiring a certain num- ber oftnen to be kept in the army, Parliament every year gave permission for the levy of that number of men, and no more. Having further referred to the recitals of the Mutiny Act, the hon. and learned member argued that two distinct propositions were there maintamed-firstly, the financial right of aentrol possessed by Parliament, which applied to every branch ti the service civil as welLas military; and, secondly, that no man-aould be placed under martial law in time of peace without the con- sent of Parliament, which was only given from year to .-year. Hallam in his "Constitutional History," said— "These are the two effectual securities against miliary power; first, thalsno jpay can be issued to the troops without a previous authorisation by the Commons in a Committee of Supply, and by both Houses in an Act of Appropriation:; .and secendly, that no Officer or soldier can be punished for dis- obedience, nor any Court-martial held without the annual re- enactment of the Mutiny Bill. By the Bill of Rights it is declared unlawful to fcecp any forces in time of peace without consent of Parliament. This consent by an invariable and wholesome usage is given only from year to year, and its necessity may be considered, perhaps, the most powerful of those causes which hare transferred so much even of the executive power into the management of the two Houses of Parliament" The hon. and learned member then denied the correctness of the construction which had been put bv the Colonial Secretary on the 55th section si the Act of 185S for the government of India contending that that section did not provide that Indian ;troops miffht be employed -for operations beyond the Indiau frontier. He did not accuse Her Majesty's Government of mala fides but they had made a V.tamdgr, which was sometimes worse than'a crime. If the Colonial Secretary had admitted that Ministers had misread the Mutiny Act, a generous House of Commons would have met them half-way and said that by- gaees should be by-gones. But the right hon. 7gentlelwin had very different language, insisting that they had not vifl £ sied one iota of the kw or Constitution. They could, no doukt, rely on the docile majority behind them but that only In their case worsa, because they ought to have obtained the apprcs-al of their majority to this proceeding in the first instance instead of seek'ing it now. The result of several recent elections did not give the Government much encouragement for believing that ik-t country was sa entirely on tkeir side as some supposed, and he would warn them that they were now treading -oil ground,— Incedens per ignes Suppositos cenere doloso." In conclusion lie asserted that the arguments and authorities which had been adduced by the noble marquis in support of the resolutioa were quito-unanswerable.
The death is announced of Sir William Grey, K.C.S.I., formerly Lieutenritit-Governor' of Bengal, and more re- cently Governor of Jamaica. He was the son of the Hon. Edward Grey. K'shop of Hereford, was born in 1818," and was educated At Haileybury College and at Christ Church, Oxford. j
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When you ask for Reckitt's Paris Blue I See that you get i-lii I as bad qualities are I I often substituted. ) I ^^SHIPPING.^ # L L A N LI NE SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO H M E R I 0 A HALIFAX, CANADIAN, AND UNITED STATES MAIL. COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEllfERS. ]fr^g^^EP00^every THURSDAY, and LON- eJ^;FRIDAY' for HALIP^, QUE- BEC POR1LAM3, and BALTIMORE. Through Tickets to BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADEL- PHIA, and to all points in CANADA and the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accommodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station bv an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the Steamer. Government grants ASSISTED PASSAGES by the ALLAN" LINE. Bar Write for the Pamphlet "LORD DUFFERIN IN MANITOBA." Apply-to ALLAN BROTHERS and Co., Liverpool er Londonderry, or to Or to the Agents— EVAN JONES, Builder, BaJa. 1. T. PARRY, The Bazaar, Cross-street, Oswestry. "WHITE STAR" LINE ROYAL AND UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. NOTICE.—The steamers of this line take the Lane Routes recommend- ed by Lieutenant Maury, on both the Oytward and Home- ward passages. LIVERPOOL to NEW YORK Forwarding Passengers to all parts of the United State and Canada. These well known magnificent Steamers are appointed to sail weekly as under, carrying her Majesty's and the United States Mails From LIVERPOOL. GERMA-NIC Thursday, May 30 BALTIC Tuesday, June 4 ADRIATIC. Thursday, June 11 BRITANNIC Thursday, .Tune 20 CELTIC Tuesday, June 25 From NEW YORK. BALTIC .Thursday, May 16 ADRIATIC Saturday, May 25 From QUEENSTOWN the following day. These splendid Vessels reduce the passage to the shortest possible time, and afford to Passengers the highest degree of comfort hitherto attainable at sea. Average passage 8i dayain Summer, 9i days in Winter. Each Vessel is constructed in seven water-tight compart- ments. The Saloon, Ladies' Boudoir. State Rooms, and Smok- ing Rooms are amidships, and are luxuriously furnished and fitted with all modern conveniences pianos, libraries, electric bells, bath-rooms, barber's shop, &c. Saloon Passage, 15, 18, and 21 guineas Return Tickets at reduced rates. The Steerage accommodation is of the very highest charac- ter, the rooms are unusuatly spacious, well lighted, ventilated, and ufirmed, and passengers of this class will find their com- fort carefully studied, and the provisioning unsurpassed. Stewardesses is Steerage to attend the Women a.nd Children. Drafts issued on New York free of charge. For Freight or Passage apply to J. D. HUGHES, 1, Railway Terrace, Aberystwyth. ISMAY, IMRIE AND 00., 10, Water-street, Liverpool, And 34, Leadenhall Street, LONDON, E.C. BUSINESS ADDRESSES -r. BARMOUTH. HUGH OWEN, GOMERIAN HOUSE, BARMOUTH, PHOTOGRAPHER. BEDFORD'S AND OTHER ARTISTS' VIEWS. WINDSOR AND NEWTON'S ARTISTS' MATERIALS AND COLOURS. STATIONERY. LADIES AND CHILDREN'S UNDERCLOTHING. p P E It Y A GOOD STOCK OF HATS, BONNETS, & MILLINERY Always on hand. PORTMADOC ROBERTS, LEWIS, & CO., GENERAL MERCHANTS, PORTMADOC. ROBERTS, LEWIS, & Co., be to announce that they have opened new and commodious premises near the Cambrian Railway Station, Portmadoc, where they have a large assortment of goods. The Builders' Department. consists of :—Kitchen Ranges—close and open fire, Regis- ter Grates, Sham Registers, Mantel Shams, Mantel Pieces, Marble Chimney Pieces, Cast and Sheet Iron Ovens, Sash Weights, Eaves Troughs, O.G. and other Oftiamental Guttering, Rain Water Pipes, Stove Pipes, Wrought Iron Pipes—black and galvanized, Sheet Lead and Zinc, Glazed Sanitary Pipes, Bricks, Paving and Ridge Tiles, Chimney Tops, Cement, Plaster Paris. The Agricultural Implement Department. consists of :—Mowing and Reaping Machines, Haymakers, Horse Rakes, American Rakes, Chaff Cutters, Turnip Pulpers and Slicers, Machinery for bruising, grinding, and splitting Grain, Winnowing Machines, Ploughs, Cul- tivators, Chain Harrows, Zig-zag Harrows, Clod Crushers, Field Rollers, Mangold and Turnip Drills, Wrought Iron Gates, Hurdles and Continuous Fencing, Waggons, Carts, and Market Cars, by all the leading makers.. The Mine And Quarry Department. consists of — Circular Slate Saws, Files, Octagon Cast Steel (L), Blister Single and Double Sheer Steel, Cast Steel and Iron Hammer Moulds, Crucible Cast Steel Waggon Wheel and Axles, Bar, Rod, Hoop a.nd Sheet Iron, Pumps, Crane and Rock Chains, Wire Ropes for inclines, Anvils, Vices, Smiths' Bellows and Tue Irons, Portable Hearths, Machine Belting, Oils for Machinery, Fuse, Dynamite. AGENTS FOB NOBEL'S EXPLOSIVES 00. Applications for quotations are invited. Second Hand Quarry Materials bought and for sale. BENSON'S WATCHES. Watch and Clock Maker -L' to the Queen a.nd Royal Family, and by Special appointment to the Prince of Wales and Emperor -of Russia. Old Bond-street, and (Steam Factory) Ludgate- hill, London. BENSON'S WATCHES of every description, suit- -D able for all climates, from S2 to 200 guineas. Chrono- graphs, Chronometers, Keyless, Levers, Presentation, Repeaters, Railway Guards, Soldiers, and Workmen's Watches of extra strength. ENSON'S ARTISTIC ENGLISH CLOCKS, JD decorated with Wedgwood and other wares, designed to suit any style of architecture or furniture also, as novelties for presents. Made solely by Benson. From £5 58. ENSON'S PAMPHLETS on TURRET CLOCKS, Watches, Clocks, Plate, and Jewellery. Illustrated, sent post free each for two stamps. Watches sent safe by post. Benson's new work, Times and Time Tellers, 2s. 6d. "SANITAS." This incomparable colourless Fluid is the most powerful, cleanly, and agreeable Disinfectant and Antiseptic known. II A BEALLY MARVELLOUS DISCOVERT." SANITAS" is the best preventive against the spread of Small-pox, Typhoid Fever, Scarlet Fever, Hay Fever, Foot-and-mouth, Cattle, and all Infectious Diseases. IT IS NON-POISONOHS, and has no injurious action on the finest clothing, fur- niture, carpeting, &c. It is strongly reeommended by the highest medical authorities. SANITAS is the only preservative of BEER kept k? in the house two fluid ozs., costing a few pence. 0 ANITAS should he-used in every LAUNDRY to bleach the clothes and prevent the spread of infec- tion. Half a pint should be added to every 20 gallons of water used in rineing the clothes. Prices.—Bottles, ht Quality only, Is., 1M. 6<1., 2s in bulk, 1st Quality, 20s. per gallon, 2nd Quality,' 5e. TOILET "SANITAS." This preparation is the most luxurious of its kind; it removes the odour of tobacco, sweetens the breath, im- proves the complexion and the growth of hair it whitens H Prevents dental caries. La Elegant Bottles at txl» Pamphlet with all particulars free on application to the "SANITAS" COlfP.AXT, 57 1foorgate-street London, E.C. oA^ i I AS may be had of Chemists and Wholesale Druggists, or direct from the Company. THE LEADING PAPER FOB CARDIGANSHIRE, MERIONETHSHIRE SOUTH CARNARVONSHIRE, &c. DELIVERED by or at any Station on the trie Cambrian, Great V, estern, or Manchester and Milford Railway, for I welve Jvionths, for 8s 8d in ad- vance. THE CAMBRIAN" NEWS. Delivered by agents (through whom it may be ordered) on Friday morning, for twelve mor.tos. for 6s. 6d. in ad- vance, 1.. all the places mentioned in our List of Agents on page 7. Published bv J. JanSox, Aberystwyth; JACOB JONES, Bala; D. LLOYD, Portmadoc.