WAS IT A MIRACLE? -A PRAYER FOR WARMER WEATHER. We have been requested to publish the following re- markable extract from a sermon, lately preached in a North Shropshire church in the diocese of Lichfield, on Sunday, from James v., 17 and 18:— "Was it a miracle or not that the windows of heaven were thus shut and opened ? According to the popular belief it was a miracle, and according to the same standard miracles have long ago ceased. Both these be- liefs, my brethren, are wrong; but they contain a particle of truth in them. They are wrong because the conclusion they lead to is, that what happened in Elijah's time with respect to rain cannot happen now; and the particle of truth contained in the popular belief is, that miracles as such are not wrought now tolthe same extent and exactly in the some manner as formerly. Yet who dares boldly to assert that they have altogether ceased ? The point that we are concerned with now is this, that just what happened in the time of Elijah, according to our text, may happen any day now-nay does, indeed, often happen now, and is traceable to exactly the same cause. Just mark well, my brethren, the Apostles' words, and note how it was that for three years and six months there was JO rain on the earth. It was in consequence of the extreme wickedness of Ahab, who then sat on the throne of Israel, that the cessation ,f rain and consequent famine were sent upon the land by God; it was sent as a punishment; the instrument for carrying out this punishment was the prophet Elijah, and it war. accomplished by his prayer—1 Kings xvii. We read, "Elijah the Tisbbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, 'As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before Whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years, but according to my word. He spake prophetically-but the apostle says he prayed for it-" he prayed earnestly it might not rain," so it would seem that in some sense prayer and prophecy are convertible terms, and sometimes mean the same thing, and doubtless they do. The primary meaning of prjphecy is to flpeak out, and what is earnest prayer but the language of the heart ? A speaking out, a making known, a pouring out of our requests to God? So Elijah prophesied or prayed, and for three years and six months not a drop of rain fell. And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, go, show thyself unto Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth." You will remember the circum- stances under which the prophet showed himself to the King, and how, as it would seem in the very presence of the wicked monarch, the honour.,of the One God was vindicated by fire from Heaven descending on Elijah's sacrifice in answer to his prayer, as he stood alone, a prophet of the Lord, on Carmel's Mount. At the conclu- sion 8f that ever memorable scene Elijah addressed Ahab thus, "Get thee up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of abundance of rain." In the meantime the Heaven was black with clouds and rain," and Elijah sent his ser- vant to Ahab to say, Prepare, get thee down, that the rain stop thee not." Thus, my brethren, according to the latter portion of our text, He prayed again, and the Heaven gave rain," and the famine ceased. Now, my brethren, I may tell you plainly, as plain as words can make it, that Precisely what happened in Elijah's time, and by his instrumentality, is constantly happening now, though men know it not, and heed it not. And why should it not happen now? The Apostle tells us expressly in the first portion of the 17th verse, "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed." Why dodS the Apostle thus write, except it were to tell us that we might look for the same results as took place in Elias's time, if we used the same means as he did that there was nothing supernatural either about Elijah himself or his deeds—nothing, at least, which is not to be found in man now, or which man cannot do ? Prayer and faith were used and exercised by Elijah, and they are requisite now, and when used in sub- jection to the will of God, will effect similar results. O ye of little faith," do ye doubt it? Well, then, I will tell you what happened the other day, and, to borrow the language of St. Paul, "I[knew ajman in Christ,' who only last week, for the first time during the late severe weather, prayed for rain, or at least for a complete change in the weather, and almost before the prayer was gone from his lips, the answer, a favourable answer, was sent. We have been suffering, as you know, my brethren, from a very severe frost and long protracted winter. su, 'i as has not been known for many years. It has not lasted as Elijah s drought did, three years and six months, but taking into consideration the mild winters we have for some years been accustomed to, and the length of time which, in ordinary seasons in the countries of the East, elapses between the fall of rain (even in some parts of South Africa rain is not looked for more than once or twice a year) the late frost and snow was proportionately as long on the ground this year as the Jewish land was without rain in Elijah's time. I am able to tell you that we have just witnessed the oc- currence of a case almost exactly parallel to that men- tioned in our text. Of all bitter evenings during this long frost and cold, I take it that last Sunday was the worst. The wind blew, the snow fell; the frost seemed harder than ever as we came out of church last Lord's day evening. Was it not so ? But I knew a man in Christ. He was a priest in Christ s Church, who had on that very day prayed that the frost might cease, and warmer weather prevail, and he prayed for this earnestly" just as Elijah did, for he prayed for it while he offered the holy sacrifice at the early celebra- tion. As Elijah, on Mount Carnel, at the set time offered a sacrifice and prayed for rain, so this priest, in God s house at the time of the morning sacrifice, prayed that the frost might be removed, and fair weather sent. You know what the result was. Although, as,1 have said, last Sunday evening was the most severe of all, the most winterly in appearance, and when, as far as human eye could see, the prayer of the priest saemed least likely to be answered, in an instant, without warning, the heavens became overcast, rain foil, a rapid thaw set in, and when we arose from our beds on Monday morning the whole face of the earth was changed, and, without an ex- ception, every one said that the day was glorious and so it was—and everyone else almost said something else they said it was too bright, it would not last, the glass was too high, there would be severe frost again in the night—and, humanly speaking, they were right, all por- tended a return of the severe cold. But the priest, who had offered the holy sacrifice for fine weather, had faith, and he prayed several times during the day and during the night that the frost might be stayed-and it was stayed-and has not since returned, and we are rejoicing in renewed, renovated nature. Will any one that hears me now say that prayer has lost its power, that the ears of our God have become deaf to His creatures' cries, or that Elijah's experience is not the experience now of men of prayer? It is true, we may have frost again, so also there has, I take it, been many a drought since Elijah's prayer for rain was offered; but even if it be so, and the frost and snow return, the prayer of the priest has been answered, and we all have been partakers of the benefit.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE (LOWER END) MONTHLY MEETING. The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in the lower end of Montgomeryshire held their monthly meeting at Zion Chapel, Oswestry, on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16 and 17. Rev. Wm. Roberts, Birmingham, was the chairman, and Rev. Wm. Williams, Llansilin, was the secretary. The next monthly meeting is to be held at Tregynon in March. The subject of the Church meeting, on Friday morning, March 28, will be the Divinity of the Person of Christ. The delegates to the church at Zion, Oswestry, with re- gard to Mr. Robert Williams, a candidate for the ministry, reported that the church was unanimous in giving him permission to preach. Revs. John Pritchard, Birmingham, and Edward Griffiths, Meifod, were ap- pointed to examine him at the next Monthly Meeting. A letter of transfer was read from the Lleyn and Eifionydd Monthly Meeting commending Mr. John Williams, Llwyndyrus, Pwllheli, now staying with Mr. John Evans, M.A., Salop School, to the Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting. A brief report was given of the last Quarterly Association at Bala, but the consideration of certain matters referred by the Association to the monthly meet- ings was deferred. In accordance with the resolution of the North Wales Home Mission Committee, the Rev. Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, and Mr. Evan Thomas, Bir- mingham, were appointed to visit the churches receiving aid from the Home Mission, viz., Bilston, Wolverhampton, and Albert-road, Oswestry. Rev. Samuel Owen, Tany- grisiau, Merionethshire, wa3 present on behalf of the move- ment for the closing of public houses on Sunday, and delivered a telling address. A resolution according him a cordial recep- tion and promising to endeavour to carry out the suggestions he gave was unanimously passed. The canvass papers, Ac., for the Llanfyllin Union were entrusted to Rev. Edward Griffiths, Meifod, and for the Forden Union to Revs. J. Hughes Parry, Welshpool, and R. Jones, Llan- ymynech. The voting papers for the ordination of any preachers who might be eligible were collected. A large majority of the churches voted for Mr. John Grey Jones, of Llanfair Caereinion. The statistical schedules were collected, and Mr. John Jehu, of Llanfair Caereinion, was appointed to make some remarks upon the statistics at the next Monthly Meetings. The report of the Com- mittee having charge of Weak Causes was received, and various sums of money were voted in aid of such causes. It was also decided that in future an annual report of such causes should be printed. With regard to the Mission Collection, it was resolved that B20 should be given to the North Wales Home Missionary Society, and that the remainder of the collection be divided between the Foreign Missionary Society and the Weak Causes belonging to this Monthly Meeting. The churches were exhorted to bring in the whole of their collections (and not merely a portion) to the Monthly Meeting. The fol- lowing are the delegates to the Quarterly Association" Revs. Owen Hughes, Tregynon, and John Pritchard, Bir- mingham, and Messrs. William Thomas, Birmingham, and Thomas James, Oswestry. Rev. John Pritchard was appointed a member of the Committee of the Ministers' Fund which is to meet at next Association. Messrs. JohaJehu, Llanfair Caereinion, and John Evans, M.A., Salop School, Oswestry, were appointed auditors of the Ministers' Fund, and also of the Weak Causes' Fund. An account was given of the state of the cause at Zion aad at Albert-road, Oswestry, and also at Carneddau, Creiglwyn and Cyrnybwch. Mr. Brookes of the latter place, was received as a deacon. It was decided that certain manuscript books, containing memoranda as to this Monthly Meeting for many years, which belonged to the late Mr. E.Griffiths, Cynhinfa, formerly secretary, &c., of the Monthly Meeting should, with the permission of Mrs. Griffiths, be kept in the safe at Llanfyllin, where the chapel deeds are kept.—The Rev. Edward Griffiths, Meifod, informed the Monthly Meeting that a large chest had come into his possession, containing books and manuscripts belonging to the late Rev. J no. Hughes, of P ont- robert.—The Rev. E. Griffiths was requested to retain possession of the chest, and he and the Rev. Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, were appointed to look over the manuscripts, and give a report at next Monthly Meeting, The subject spoken upon by several ministers and others at the Church Meeting on Friday morning at 9 a.m., was Hebrews x., 24, 25. The following brethren were ap- pointed to preach, viz.: The Revs. John Hughes Parry, Welshpool, Samuel Owen, Tanygrisiau, Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, William Roberts, Birmingham, Edward Griffiths, Meifod, and John Hughes, D.D. Liverpool.
After a debate of four hours in the French Chamher 8f Deputies on Monday, Jan. 20, the Ministry of M. Dufaure, gained a vote of confidence by 223 votes against 121. THE BISHOP OF LICHFIELD AND RITUALISM.—'The Bishop of Lichfield has sent the following answer to a letter of the Wolverhampton and Smethwick church- wardens Gentlemen,-I have to acknowledge the receipt of your communication on the 4th January, and can only express my regret that you should be so much dissatisfied with my decision in the matter of the present- ments which you had made to me. You will not expect me to re-open a question to which I have already given so much time and thought, nor to discuss in detail your somewhat discursive letter. I will only observe that in several important particulars your representation of my decision is far from accurate, and I venture to hope that the ultimate result of the course which I have taken will disappoint your forebodings as to its effect.—Your obedient servant, W. D. LICHFIELD,"
MR. COTES, M.P., AND MR. ROBERTSON, M.P., ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS. On Thursday evening, the members for Shrewsbury addressed their coi.stitaents in the Music Hall, which was well filled. The chair was taken by Mr. T. Pidduck. After a short speech by the CHAIRMAN, Mr. COTES, who was received with loud cheers, ad- dressed the meeting. In his opening remarks he replied to the charge which had been brought against him and his colleague that they had neglected their Parliamentary duties. He said --I will not complain of the language used, but I think the indictment is hardly sustained by the facts. Quotations were made from the Buff-book, which is intended to record the attendance of members at divisions, and to a certain extent it is a valuable test, but I think myself that most people, who have any acquaintance with the inner life of the House of Commons, would hesitate before they accepted that as evidence of the attendance of representatives, or of their neglect of their duties. Lord Bradford, the lord-lieutenant of the county, a gentleman who for three and twenty years re- presented the southern, and whose son, now and for the last eleven years has represented the northern division, spontaneously gave his testimony to the way in which we discharged our duties, and I think this testimony is all the more grateful to my colleague and myself when we consider that it came from a nobleman who occupies a distinguished position about the person of the Sovereign, and who is opposed to us, conscientiously, in politics. (Applause). I take this opportunity of thanking him for the kind manner in which he stuck up for the way in which-however humbly-we have discharged our duties and defended us from the attacks made upon us by anonymous correspondents in a public journal. (Applause). Now as to this test of the Buff-book. When I look to this book I see that, although my attendance has not been so good last year as in previous years, 300 members have attended oftener than I have, but that 350 members have attended, less often, so that I am at least better than half. Then my colleague is attacked, and I look again to the Buff-book to see what he has been about, and I find that he has attended a certain number of divisions, but I see others who have attended the same number. 1 look to see who they are, and I tiiid tirst the Marquis of Hartington, and next are Sir W. Harcourt, Mr. Samuel Lang and Lord Arthur Hill Trevor. (Applause). If you accept the at- tendance at divisions as a test, you must come to the conclu- sion that Lord Hartington, a leader of whom I am proud, has neglected his duties, and that his neglect has been shared by Sir W. Harcourt; but anyone who has watched the conduct of those two men, must come to the conclusion that such a charge is as absurd as any that has ever been made in the columns of any newspaper. I have alluded to the way in which Lord Bradford came forward to vindicate our public character, and I find too that Lord Newport himself has only attended one division more than Mr. Robertson. The hon. gentleman afterwards proceeded to defend his votes upon the Eastern Question. In regard to the calling out of the-Reserves he said: Upon the understand- ing from the Government that the case was urgent, and that the Reserves were necessary to prevent a war with Russia, I, with other members, voted for their being called out. (Hisses and applause.) In doing so, I wish it to be understood that I passed no opinion as to the pre- vious conduct of the Government which had led to the alleged necessity for such a step, but I believed that in the emergency it would do more than anything else to pre- vent us being engaged in war. ("No, no," and applause.) The next thing was the movement of the Ir.dian troops to Malta. This step was most important from a constitu- tional point of view, and in the next place it was import- ant as indicating the policy which I shall have further to allude hereafter—the policy of secrecy and surprise on the part of the Government. (Hear, hear.) I say this rad- visedly, for when just before we went down for our holidays, Mr. Forster asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether anything fresh had happened as to the Eastern Question, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's answer was-" Nothing has occurred which in any way increases the gravity^of the position or which tends to diminish the hopes of an ultimate" satisfactory arange- ment." Mr. Fawcett proposed to shorten the holidays, but hearing this he withdrew his motion, and the House adjourned. Difectly they adjourned, however, they found that the Government had decided, and that previous to the adjournment, to move the Indian troops to Malta. When we met again, Lord Hartington asked why we were not < told of this, and the answer was that it was according to precedent, that such a decision should be communicated to Parliament. Lord Hartington then gave notice of a motion, but it was, I am sorry to say, defeated by a large 1 majority. Against the Anglo-Turkish convention, which, as you know provided under certain contingencies for the < annexation of Cyprus and the protectorate of Turkey in < Asia, many objections are to be urged, and I think they 1 were aamiraoiy put in the speech in which Lord Har- tington moved his amendments. Briefly, the substance of his amendments were-first, the unsatisfactory treat- ment of Greece; secondly, the increase of the military liabilities of this country by her becoming the sole guarantor of Turkey in Asia thirdly, the imposition of heavy responsibilities without any indication as to the means of tultilling them and lastly, that Parliament had not been consulted in the matter, which was not the least of the objections. (Applause.) But these amend- ments, were, as you know, negatived by a large majority; and there, I think, so far as I am concerned, ends the history I have to give of my connection with the Eastern Question. Upon this let me ask you whether you think my votes were, as they have been represented to be, un- fair or unpatriotic? I can only say this, that whether it is my privilege to represent this constituency or not, if i had to give those votes over again, there is not one of them that I should wish to change or alter. (Applause.) We all know that the Premier told us upon his return from Berlin that he had brought back" peace with honour." (Hear, hear, applause, and hisses.) He may have done so certainly peace in Europe is at present pre- served, but whether the honour is concomitant with the pehee remains to be proved. I myself have my doubts upon the point; but certainly honours have been abundantly bestowed upon those who have been the pro- moters of peace. The right hon. gentleman, who three years was made an earl, is now a knight of the garter. Lord Salisbury, his coadjutor at Berlin, shares the same honour; Lord Cairns, who is considered the henchman of his party, is elevated to an earldom and I think I may go on mentioning honours down to the gentleman whom we are delighted to acknowledge as a neighbour, and who is the justly-favoured secretary of Lord Beaconsfield. Well, what honour has been brought about besides the personal honours to which I have alluded I do not see. Is there any honour in the acquisition of Cyprus ? Is there any honour in the secret convention with Turkey ? Is it likely to maintain our national prestige, and is it in accordance with the old-fashioned views of English states- manship ? I will not use my own words, but the words of Lord Carnarvon. (Applause.) And what did he say in the debate arising upon the motion of Lord Rosebery last Session ? He says that secret engagements are not congenial to English diplomacy," and 1 fancy that these words will find an echo in many hearts in this room and out of it. (Applause.) But I am not only going to quote these words. I will go back twenty-five years to the late Lord Clarendon. When a similar offer was made, by the Emperor Nicholas, of Crete and Egypt, under a secret treaty he replied, England desires no territorial aggrandisement, and would be no party to any under- standing that was kept secret from the other Powers." Well, the conduct of the Government upon this question is, no doubt, unusual, and if it is to be justified at all, it must be justified by results. But how is this Island of Cyprus to benefit us ? Some people seem to think it will be a most important acquisition. We are told that it will, upon the authority of the Prime Minister, be no burden at all, and further, that it is a strong place for arms. On the ether hand, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer holds a somewhat less sanguine opinion in regard to it and when you get an independent man like Mr. Brassey stating that instead of it being a good place for arms it would be a convenient coaling station I would rather take his opinion, than the post prandial eloquence of the Prune Minister at the Guild- hall. (Hear, hear.) Well, if we have peace in Europe, I am sorry to say that we cannot congratulate ourselves when we look abroad, for we have got upon our hands two of those nasty troublesome little wars which be<dn like a cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, and end° no one knows where. We have a war at the Cape, about which I will only say that I hope it will soon be ended and we have also the war in Afghanistan. As you know, we were called up to Westminster in order to discuss this question, the war in Afghanistan, or rather to re- ceive the report of the Government upon it, last month —(laughter)—and of course they justified to their own satisfaction and to the satisfaction of a section of the House, the steps which led to that war. But other mem- bers-Mr. Robertson and myself among the number- could not accept it. we objected to the line that the Government had taken, and we voted against them—(re- newed applause)—and for three main reasons, first, that the attempt to shift the blame upon the shoulders of the previous Liberal Government was unfair; secondly, that there had been a concealment of policy in regard to the frontier question; and thirdly, that the war was unwise and unnecessary. (Applause.) I certainly do not know why we should have forced war upon the Ameer. Even if we had a complaint against the Ameer for receiving the Russians, was that a reason for going to war ? ("No, no.") I think it would have been much better for us to have tried to conciliate him, and to have come to an understanding with him. If there was an offender at all it was Russia, and not the Ameer, who was Russia's catspaw. Then it was said that we might expect aggres- sion upon the north-west frontier, and that wo must ex- tend, or, as Lord Beaconsfield calls it, rectify our frontier in that direction. But, surely, we should not have adopted the line we did in regard to the Ameer; we should not have treated him in the cavalier way we did, and we should not have forced upon him what we know from past experi- ence-he was not willing to receive. It reminds me of the old lines- It's all very well to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs. I believe myself that this Afghan war is the logical out- come of that policy which I referred to last year, namely, the creation of the title of the Empress of India. We were told that Russia was threatening war on our Indian frontier, and that Russian aggression was the talk in every bazaar in India, and I believe that it is to vindicate the position that was then assumed by her Majesty's -Govern- ment that we have now got into the Afghan war. (Hear, hear.)# There is only one redeeming feature that I see in the matter, and that is, that so far our troops have proved themselves worthy of the name and the colours that they bear, and that they have vindicated their title to be the finest soldiers in the world. (Hear, hear.) The hon. gentleman then referred to the principal measures of last session, and afterwards instituted a comparison between the expenditure and the financial policy of the past and the present Government. He said that to sum up, the Liberals had remitted- taxation to the amount of £ 12,951,000; they left for the present Government 25,500,000, and they had paid 226,200,000 off the national debt. In comparison with this, the Tories had imposed an increase of taxation to the amount of 25,233,000, and if they went out of office now they would leave a deficit of £ 4,300,000. The Couservativeg had been in office four years, the fifth year was being completed, and during the four years they had been in office they had reduced the national debt by only one and-a-half millions and this after the creation of a new sinking fund which was con- sidered a marvel of financial sagacity, and is hailed as a new and hitherto undiscovered means of discharging national liabilities. (Hear, hear.) This state of things had been brought about by the extravagance and the want of confidence which had been engendered by the domestic and foreign policy of the Government. When an appeal was made to the country they might, therefore, look for a reversal of the verdict which had landed the Conservative party in power. (Cheers.) A want of confidence (continued Mr. Cotes) seems to per- vade all classes of society. Whence does it arise ? I cannot help thinking that—although there are many other causes-it arises mainly from the policy of her Majesty's Government. (No, no, and hear, hear.) Cer- tainly, whether I am right or wrong—(A voice: Right")—I feel that we have grave reasons for not feeling confidence in the action of her Majesty's Government, and I think that her Majesty's Ministers have famished those reasons. I cannot look back to the last session without noticing several acts in which they were not fair or open as they ought to have been. I recollect the equivocation in regard to the retirement of Lord Derby and Lord Carnarvon from the Cabinet. I recollect the equivoea- tory answer given by Lord Salisbury to Lord Grey as to the Marvin documents in the Globe. I recollect also the answer given by Sir Stafford Northcote to Mr. Forster, which allowed Mr. Forster and others to go to the country with erroneous information. I re- collect many other things of this kind. I think we have a strong indictment against the Govern- ment for the way in which they have ignored Parliament and endeavoured to set up personal Government, merely using the House of Commons as a means to ratify their will. I believe that national success and prosperity are based upon national confidence. I believe this is equally true whether it is the confidence of the employed in his employer, or the confidence of the soldier in his general, or of the voter in his representative, or whether it is the confidence of the electors of the kingdom in the honour and good faith of the responsible Ministers of the Crown. (Cheers.) After quoting from Sir William Harcourt's speech at Oxford, Mr. Cotes alluded to Mr. Mellor's Bill for amending the Friendly Societies Act of 1872, by entitling the members of Friendly Societies to poor law relief. In conclusion, the hon. gentleman said:—I do not like to sit down without alluding to the distress that has shown itself and made itself ap- parent, not only in this borough but in all parts of the country, and I assure you that I deeply sympathise with the labouring classes at the present juncture. I deeply sympathise with them in the forced loss of employment, and with those people of Shrewsbury who have been over- taken by the floods in their houses and put to serious in- convenience, and in many cases to serious loss. I trust, however, that the change that has come over the weather will continue and I hope that the year now dawned upon us will bring to each and all of us an improvement in trade, an improvement in our position, and happier and pleasanter auspices for the future. (Applause.) I do hope that, notwithstanding all that we read of as to the depression of trade in other parts of the country, that the blow has not fallen more heavily—I hope not as heavily —on Shrewsbury as on other towns, and I would fain hope that there is a good future for the old town yet. I do hope to see around you indications of increasing prosperity, and that the Shrewsbury of the future will add lustre and dignity to the Shrewsbury of the past. Whatever may be my connection with it, Parliamentary or other- wise, I shall always look upon it with gratitude for the kindness I have recived from its inhabitants. I trust that by your favour our political connection may once more, and possibly oftener, be renewed—(applause)—and not- withstanding all hostile comment, so long as you are willing no accept my humble services, and so long as God gives me health and strength adequately to perform my duties in Parliament according to my conscience, and not one moment longer will I represent you, so long will I come here and give an account of my stewardship, and I shall look forward to you to assist me only so long as I remain true to the principles of my election, only so long as I remain your faithful representative. (Cheers.) Mr. ROBERTSON, M.P., who was loudly cheered, referred, after some prefatory remarks, to the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, and said that the effect of the Bill in its original form would have been to impose onerous restrictions on the importation of foreign cattle; and in respect to certain parts of the Bill, he was glad to think that the opposition of the Liberal or Free Trade party was such as to obtain those concessions as regards Spain and Portu- gal and other countries which took them out of the list of prohibited places, and removed the chief objections to the measure as it was introduced. Still the measure had a strong flavour of protection, and its application by the orders of Council would require to be carefully watched. The Act for the Prohibition of the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Ireland on Sundays was one which occupied a good deal of the time of the House, and its effects and working would be worthy of great attention, as the extension of a similar measure to England would deserve and require the careful attention of the constituency. (Loud cheers.) With regard to the Burials Question the Tories had already been de- feated in the House of Lords, but in the House of Com- mons a majority still stood firm to this last shred of intol- erance, and defeated the friends of religious liberty and equality by the attenuated majority of 15 in a house of Hi9 members. In the previous session the majority was 31. [n another session it was to be hoped that that last remnant )f religious inequality would not be allowed to pass without being wiped out of the statute book. (Cheers.) The hon. gentleman afterwards said that he was one of ;he minority who divided against the vote of six millions, :or beginning the policy of bluster and swagger which lad since been pursued by the Government. The majority which supported the Government in that policy had suffered a marked decrease. On the vote of the six millions, the majority for Government was 204; on the resolutions of the Marquis of Hartington, in August, it was 143; and with regard to the motion of Mr. Whit- bread, it was 101. For his own part he regarded the fear of Russia and of Russian progress as a vain and baseless scare, unworthy of the rulers of a great country. In the curtailment of Turkey which had been the result of the war and of the Berlin Conference, and in the setting up of independent principalities he saw no cause of apprehension of danger from Russia to England, and no reason why we should not view the state of Eastern Europe with calmness and security. This does not, however, appear to be the view of her Majesty's Government, and, while in concert with the other European Powers the Berlin Treaty was being signed, by a secret agreement with Turkey alone, known as the Anglo-Turkish Convention, our Government had bound this country to a protectorate of the Asiastic Dominions of Turkey against Russia. These obligations we had undertaken for the defence of an effete and decay- ing Government whose policy and conduct we were un- able to control. We had become the tenants under Turkey of the island of Cyprus, at an annual rent without the powers of sovereignty, the alleged object being to establish a place of arms, the harbours, arsenals, and fortifications of which would have to be provided, which, whatever else they miht do would certainly serve as an unlimited sink for the taxes of the British ratepayer. He maintained that the strength and power of Great Britain was not served by such a policy, but that even in the event of the dire necessity of war being forced upon us, the acquisition of the Island of Cyprus could be of no real assistance, and that the protectorate of Asiatic Turkey was an unwise and unstatesmanlike obligation. (Hear, hear.) The hon. member then adverted to the other division of his subject, viz., The fear of a Russian invasion of India, and the power of Russia to disturb and injure our Empire in the East." (Hear, hear). This was no new scare. It involved us in the first Afghan war. (Hear, hear). After quoting from Sir John W. Kaye, Mr. Robertson said he did not think that Russia had made any great progress towards our Indian frontier since 1842. She had brought within her frontier more tribes of the nomadic Turcomans, she had added to the drain on her available financial resources, but there were the same distances from her resources, the same deserts, and the same inhospitable countries to be traversed. After quoting from an article by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Norman, K.C.B., entitled "The Scientific Frontier," in Fort- nightly Review, and a letter of Sir Herbert Edwardes, in support of his argument, the hon. gentleman said that they had also on their side the opinion of Lord Lawrence—a man with forty years' experience, man who had devoted a life of energy and high talent to the country's good, and to whom we owed, in the hour of its greatest peril, the safety of India. (Loud applause.) Such were the utterances of great men and experienced soldiers, and the policy they re- commended, and were we to place against them the rash and inconsiderate views of Lord Salisbury and Lord Lytton in changing the established and successful policy of thirty years before they had had thirty months' experience of the Government of India ? I have hitherto, continued the hon. gentleman, treated this question of the war in Afghanistan as a matter of expediency and policy. But there is another and a higher, though a darker, phase in which to view the war. It is a war of injustice and aggression, and an un- necessary war. I affirm that no one of an impartial and unbiassed mind can read the papers which have been pub. lished without arriving at the conclusion that the Ameer has been made the victim of a pre-determined policy of aggression the advance to Quettah in 1856 the insisting by Lord Lytton that British officers should be admitted as residents at the important cities of his kingdom in de- fiance of the previous promises of Lord Lawrence, Lord Mayo, and Lord Northbrook; the disregard of the recorded opinion of the Viceroy and his Council by Lord Salisbury, aid the abrupt breaking up of the last Con- ference at Peshawur on the death of Syad Mahommed before another envoy could be sent, although Lord Lytton knew that he was on his way—all indicate the predeter- mined policy of aggression, Is this a policy and conduct which will recommend itself to the calm judgment of the constituencies and their sense of justice and of right ? (Cheers.) Non-intervention was formerly considered a wise policy in the differences that arise between nations. Must it give place to a policy of interference, bluster, and aggression? Must we bow down to a policy of British interests, expediency, and injustice? I trust not. (Cheers.) Have justice, peace, retrenchment, and reform no claims on the hearts and minds of an intelligent and thinking people ? Ought not the cry of distress which has gone up from all the indus- trial classes of the community-agricultural, manufac- turing, and commercial-to make our Government pause before drawing on the financial resources of England or of India for the wasteful expenditure of war. (Hear, hear.) This distress may be ignored for a time, but it will soon speak with a voice that will not be silenced by the sug- gestion of a Minister that it has been exaggerated for party purposes. (Cheers.) I am not going to attribute to the present Government the whole of the stag- nation and depression which now oppress the indus- trial classes of this country, but the distress is deepened and aggravated by the unproductive waste of war. Enter- prise and commerce are checked by its uncertainty and suspense. Taxation is increased; new taxes are required, and^ the old taxes are less productive; and in many a family the employment of the bread-winner has ceased to be productive, and it is a hard and difficult matter to keep the wolf from the door. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) What is the remedy? That is a question difficult to answer. The distress has arisen not from one cause, but from many causes, and it will take more than one remedy, and it will take time. But there is one remedy which rests with you and the constituency of Shrewsbury, and with every other constituency of the country to apply. Choose for your representatives men who will protest against this extrava- gant waste of war, and will support a policy of peace, re- trenchment and reform who will prefer justice and truth to Jingoism and the maintenance of false British interests^ men who will bear in mind the memorable saying of the Earl of Derby, "The greatest of all British interests is peace." Choose men who will observe and give effect to the precept, "Still ia thy right hand carry gentle peace Be just and fear not." (Loud cheers.) A vote of thanks to, and of confidence in, the hon. mem- bers for the borough was proposed by Alderman BRATTON, and seconded by Mr. A. G. BROOKES, and was carried without a dissentient voice amidst loud cheers. After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, proposed by Mr. COTES, and seconded by Mr. ROBERTSON, the pro- ceedings terminated.
The Athe/ucum states that the second edition of Pro- fessor Rhys's lectures on Welsh philology will be out to- wards the end of this month. SHROPSHIRE MILITIA.-A return which has been issued by the War Office shows that the establishment of the Shropshire Militia is 1,060 strong. Fifty-eight men were enrolled in the militia reserve on the 1st of April last, and the number of rank and file, after deducting the militia reserve, is 1,003. LOCAL DIVORCE CASE:—In the Probate and Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice, on Tuesday, an application was made to the right honourable the presi- dent, Sir James Hannen, as to the mode in which the petition of Mrs. Rose Louise Kinsman should be heard. The parties were married at Liverpool, and the husband is now a booking clerk at Chester, and petitioner prayed for dissolution of her marriage on the ground of the mis- conduct of her said husband. His Lordship, on the appli- cation Df Mr. Bayford, directed the cause to be heard be- fore the court itself without a jury.
A REPORTER REFUSED ADMISSION TO AN INQUEST. At an inquest held at Heullan last week, an extra- ordinary scene is reported to have taken place between the coroner, Dr. Pierce, and Mr. Cottom, representative of the Wrexham Guardian. The reporter arrived at the New Inn rather late, and not in time to secure a seat in a room far too small for the occasion. The jury were about to take the oath, when the coroner observed Mr. Cottom take up his position at the doorway, and prepare to take notes. The Coroner greeted the new-comer thus-We will not have Cottom here. Make him go out quietly. (These words were addressed to P.C. Evans, who was in atten- dance. ) Mr. Cottom-I will not go out. The Coroner-We have had enough of this. Take Mr. Cottom out. Cottom, I wish you would go out quietly. Mr. Cottom-No, I shall not go out. Mr. Miller-As long as this is a public enquiry, every- one has a right to remain. The Coroner-E vans, if you don't obey orders, I'll make you ask Mr. Cottom to go out. P.C. Evans appeared like one dazed, and evidently felt the gravity of the "situation." He uttered something about being challenged to put him out," but manifested great reluctance to take action. Mr. Cottom—I believe this is a public-house. The Coroner-That does not matter, you must not come into this room. Mr. Cottom—I'm not in the room yet. The Coroner-You are in the kitchen. If yon don't turn him out, Evans, I'll report you. P.C. Evans still refraining from laying hands" on the offending scribe, and, appealing to Mr. Cottom, said As a gentleman, will you go into that room ? Mr. Cottom—Why, have I spoken to you, or entered the room ? The Coroner-I don't want you to make any remarks at all. I must have Cottom away from this room. Evans, put him out of the room. P.C. Evans-He is out of the room, sir. The Coroner-If you do not turn him out I'll adjourn this enquiry, and have a proper man here. The policeman began to talk to Mr. Cottom in an under- tone but was heard to say "it is the order of the coroner." The Coroner-This inquest is very solemn. If he (Cottam) comes here I will commit him. I have been too lenient with him before. I want peace, and I want to re- port the thing correctly and independently. By this time Mr. Cottom had been prevailed upon to leave the house, and the enquiry proceeded.
THE CAMBRIAN NEWS j'tt£rÜrndh5hitt tanbarb & JUjergsttogth Is the LEADING JOURNAL for an EXTENSIVE DISTRICT in NORTH and SOUTH WALES, INCLUDING Merionethshire, Cardiganshire, South Carnar- vonshire, and parts of other Counties. The CAMBRIAN NEWS is sold by AGENTS in the following Places:- CARDIGANSHIRE. ABERYSTWYTH (a Parliament Mr. J. Gibson, 3, Queen's-road, t-try and Municipal Borough, (Publishing Office of the a seaport, and one of the fa- Cambrian News.) vemrite watering places of the Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail- Kingdom. In the neighbour- way Bookstall. hood are a number of impor- Mr. E. Edwards, Great Dark- tant mines. The University | gate-street. College of Wales is situated here. Aberystwyth is the ter- minus of the Cambrian Rail- way, and the Manchester and Milford Railway. y ABERAERON (Watering place, "j Mr. W. Griffiths, chymist, seaport and quarter sessions >• stamp distributor and sta- town. ) tioner. BORTH Mr. Evans, Rhyd, nrPost-office BOW STREET Sold at the Station CAPEL BANGOR Mr. Blackwell, Post-Office. CARDIGAN (Assize Town, Par- "i liamentary and Municipal /Mrs. Williams, bookseller. Borough and seaport.) ) CWMYSTWYTH Mr. C. Burrill, Post-Office GOGINAN (Situate near several lead mines) Mr. P. Nicholls, Druid Inu LAMPETER (Parliamentary), Tw VirA, .„ „ borough. St. David's College Ev'™s, Medical Hall is here.) j Mr. D. Rees, draper. LLANDDEWI BREFI Mr. Thomas Jones, grocer. LLANWENOG Mr. Evan Evans LLANGEITHO Mr. Stephen Jones, picture framer. LLANILAR Mr. Jenkin Morris, draper LLANON Mr. Daniel Jones, grocer LLANRHYSTYD ROAD Stationmaster. PONTERWYD (Waterfalls and) Mr. William Claridge, Goger- lead mines ia neighbourhood) j ddan Arms. PONTRHYDYGROES Mr. T. W. Davies, Post-Office STRATA FLORIDA Mr. J. P. Richards, post-office 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 YSTRAD Mr. W. Owen Hughes CARNARVONSHIRE. BEDDGELERT Mr. Evan Roberts, bookseller BANGOR Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son, Railway Bookstall BETTWS-Y-COED Mr Robert Parry, chemist CARNARVON Mr. D. W Davies, printer and stationer. CRICCIETH (a pleasant water- Mr. Bowen, bookseller and ing place with fine mountain stationer views) DOLYDDELEN Mr. Ellis Pierce PORTMADOC (Terminus oH T1 „ r the Festiniog Railway. An I Mri Lloyd (Publishing-Office important shipping port; a t Cambrian News) growing town) J growing town) ) » Messrs. W. Smith and Son, Bookstall PWLLHELI Mr. J. T. Evans, bookseller, Church-street » Mr. W. Trevor Jones, 8, Ala Road TALYSARN Mr. David Thomas, bookseller MERIONETHSHIRE, ABERDOVEY (Seaport and Watering place) Mr. W. Williams, Caprera House ABERGANOLWYN (great slate quarries in the neighbourhood) Mr. E. Jones, Post-Office ARTHOG Mrs. Jones, Post Office as),iiiisWh™rfb»j ss«?01 BARMOUTH (one of the favour- ite watering places of Wales).. Mr. John Evans, grocer ,Glan- i) ymon House CORRIS Mr. Robert W. Evans, grocer 11 Mr. D. Ifor Jones CORWEN (a market town) Mr. T, Edmunds, printer DINAS MAWDDWY (Terminus of the Mawddwy Railway) Messrs Evans and Sons DOLGELLEY (Assize and Quar- Mr. David Davies, grocer ter Sessions held here. One of ( Mr.JR. O. Rees, chemist the head quarters of Tourists. ( Manufacture—Welsh Tweeds)^ DYFFRYN Mr. J. Roberts, Shop Isaf FESTINIOG (the great slate dis-"| Mr. Ellis Roberts, bookseller, trict of Wales. Terminus of ( Four Crosses the Festiniog Railway. A (Mr. Evan Lloyd, Sarn. very populous place) ) Mr. S. Howard, bookseller, New Market-place, Four Crosses HARLECH Mr. W. Evans. Gorfwysfa Cot- tage LLANBEDR Messrs. J. Evans and Sons LLANEGRYN Mr. Pughe, chemist LLANELLTYD Mr. T., Griffiths LLANFROTHEN Mr. J. Williams, Bryngollen LLWYNGWRIL. Mr. J. Lewis, The Mill MAENTWROG Mr. Evans PENNAL Mr. R. Humphreys PENRHYNDEUDRAETH (A populous place) Mr. A. A. Mitcherd TALSARNAU Mr. G. Williams, postmaster TOWYN ( favourite watering) Mr. J. Jenes, Post-Office place) j" Mr. Evan Newell MACHYNLLETH (market town) Mrs. C.Hughes, confectioner In the neighbourhood are )■ Penrallt-street several mmes) ) Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail- several mines) ) Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail- way Bookstall LLANBRYNMAIR Mr. Maurice Jones, Winllan NEWTOWN Messrs Phillips & Son, printers WELSHPOOL Messrs. Smith and Son, Rail. way Bookstall OSWESTRY Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Askew Roberts, Woodall, and Venables LIVERPOOL Messrs. Foulkes and Evans 16, Tithebarn-street Mr. T. Lloyd, 52, Everton-rd. LONDON Messrs. Davies and Co., No. 1 Finch Lane, Cornhill „ m £ M. Morgan, 31, Hawley Road, Kentish Town 21- Fairbank- P stirccty K&st Ro3,(1 CHESTER m £ .J- Rathburne, Roman Bath, Bridge-street CARMARTHEN Messrs. W H. Smith and Son Bookstall] LLANELLY Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Bookstall. MANCHESTER Mr. Jas Royle, 2, Old Mill-gate BIRMINGHAM Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son Great Western Bookstall LLANIDLOES Mr. J. H. Mills t, Mrs. Pierce, China-street LLANDRINDOD WELLS Mr. D. C. Davies, Bookseller HOLYWELL Mr Evans, Printer & Stationei WHITCHURCH Messrs. W. H. Smith & Son. ADVERTISEMENTS and other communications, in Welsh and English, should be sent not later thac Thursday morning to the Publishers— JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala. J. GIBSON, 3, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth or D. LLOYD, Portmadoc. BUSINESS ADDRESSES. "w" STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYST\VYTH. R. ROBERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS, HAVE JUST DISCHARGED PRIME C&fcGOES OF SPRUCE DEALS, FIRST QUALITY BALTIC RED PINE AND RED DEALS, THEY HAVE ALSO IN STOCK A LARGE QUANTITY OF WHITE AND RED FLOORING BOARDS, YELLOW PINE & PITCH PINE LOGS, & PITCH PINE FLOORING BOARDS, PLANED, TONGUED, AND GROOVED. SAWING, PLANING, MOULDING, &c., BY MACHINERY. A Number of Well-made WHEELBARROWS on Sale. F I RE WOO D. NEW DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT. DANIEL THOMAS, LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, 8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STHEET, ABERYSTWYTH BEGS MOST —SI ™ D R A P E IMT BUSINESS D. T. IS DETERMINED TO SELL AL^HI^STCXnFAT^TR^LEAST POSSIBLE PROFIT FOR READY MONEY ONLY! tTOTE THE ADDRESS-8, LITTLE DARKGATE-STREET OPPOSITE THE INFIRMARY ABERYSTWYTH. RELIANCE HOUSE, GREAT BARKGATE STREET, (Opposite the Meat Market) and 7, PIER STREET. WILLIAM PROBIN, mm Flfr tLAFlIlARY' JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH, REGS to inform the Gentry, lnhahitants, and Visitors of Aberystwyth, that he has now on hand a well- j selected Stock of Diamond Rings, Wedding Rings, Signet Rinsr*. and Gem Rings. Bright and coloured Gold J ewellery, in all its branches, made upon the premises. Every article wwrantell. Al;o a large Stock of \Vhitby Jet and Bog Oak Ornaments. Old Gold and Silver purchased. \Vholesala md Retail Dealer in New and Second-hand Plate. ROBERT ELLIS'S QUININE DENTIFRICE, FOR WHITENING AND PRESERVING THE TEETH AND STRENGTHENING THE GUMS ROBERT ELLIS, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH (Four doors from Marine Terrace.) H. R. PUGHE, MERCER, DRAPER, HABERDASHER, &c., • 2, LITTLE DARK-GATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS to mtonn the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants generally, that in consequence of the great de. pressmn of trade in the manufacturing districts, he is enabled to offer the following Articles at prices that cannot fail to give satisfaction° p a 3Gin. HORROCK S LONG CLOTH from 3s. lid. to 10s. Gel. per doz. yards. Ditto ditto 4s. lid. to 10s. 6d. ditto. A LARGE QUANTITY OF CALICO & LINEN SHEETINGS AT SUCH PRICES THAT WILL ASTONISH THEjPUBLIC. LACE AND LENO CURTAINS AT VERY LOW PRICES. FANCY DRESS MATERIALS FROM 7M. PER YARD. WHITE COLOURED SKIRTS FROM 3s. 6d. to 16s. 6d. LADIES' CLOTH AND SILK JACKETS AT HALF PRICE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF CORSETS FROM Is. 4id. LADIES' SILK UMBRELLAS IN GREAT VARIETY. LADIES' HOSIERY IN GREAT VARIETY CHILDREN'S DITTO, DITTO. LADIES' BLACK AND COLOURED KID GLOVES, Is. 9d. per pair-not to be equalled. J. & P. COATS' MACHINE COTTON-300 yards at 2d. each; 400 yards, 2Jd. do.; Ditto CROCHET COTTON in hanks 111. 9d. per dozen. REAL WELSH SHAWLS AND FLANNELS FROM THE MOCHDRE MILLS, NEWTOWN THE ONLY ESTABLISHMENT IN TOWN WHERE THE CELEBRATED FLORENCE KID GLOVES CAN BE PROCURED. All Goods marked in Plain Figures. Terms Cash. T. POWELL & CO., MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. per Ro5ebuJ> M-P™ "-1 <5 In consequence of spurious imitations of LEA & PERRINS' SAUCE, Which are calculated to deceive the Public, Lea and Perrins have adopted A NEW LABEL, bearing their signature, thus, ¿Jt/! ( Which is placed on every bottle of WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, and without which none is genuine. e- Sold Wholesale by the Proprietors, Worcester Crosse and Blackwell, London and Export Oilmen generally. Retail, by Dealers in Sauces throughout the World. "ABSOLUTELY PURE." SEE ANALYSESSent Post Free on Application. E L L I S'S CRYSTAL SPRINGS. Las IEBI isaas ) Soda, Potass, Seltzer, lemonade, also Water Sgp [") § g T LJ 1 K I without Alkali. For ill in5! 1 l-\i GOUT, Lithia Water, and S B H B ^8 Lithia and Potass Water. si: WATERS. CORKS BRANDED 'R- ELLIS • SON, RTTTHIN,' and every label bears their Trade Mark. Sold everywhere, and wholesal., of R. ELLIS & SON, RUTHIN, NORTH WALES. 1('=: ELLIS WILLIAMS, GREENGROCER, FRUITERER, AND LICENSED DEALER IN GAME, NEW MARKET HALL, TERRACE-ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. TO CONTRACTORS, QUARRY PROPRIETORS, BUILDERS, &0. ELLIS ~0. JONES, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN TIMBER MERCHAN WELSHPOOL, BEGS respectfully to announce that, to meet the requirements of a largely-increasing Trade, he has opened in addition to the old-established Holly Bush Yard, a New Timber Yard and Saw Mill adjoining the Cambrian Railway Station, where the following will be supplied at the lowest possible prices :— ENGLISH TIMBER. Railway Sleepers and Fencing, Telegraph Poles, Waggon Scantling, Sycamore Rollers, Felloes, Spokes Stocks Shafts, Staves, Ladders, Gates, Posts, Hurdles, Wheelbarrows, seasonedâ Coffin Boards, Oak, Ash, Elm and other Boards and Planks. FOREIGN TIMBER. Pitch Pine, sawn and hewn, Pine Planks, Red and White Deal Planks, Red and White Deal Battens, SwedeiTimber Slating Laths, Plastering Laths, seasoned Red and White Floor Boards, American Sawn Boards, Pine Red and White Deal Boards, Skirting Boards and Mouldings. BUILDING MATERIALS. Slates, Sanitary Pipes, Enamelled Chimney Pieces, Cement, Plaster Paris, Chimney Tops, Tiles, Ridges, Oven Squares, Firebricks, Pressed and Common Blue Bricks, and Paving Squares. Special Quotation for Truck Loads. Estimates given. TIMBER YARD AND SAW MILL, RAILWAY STATION, ) OTTT^T AND HOLLY BUSH YARD, BERRIEW-STREET, WELSHPOOL. SAW MILLS AT ABERYSTWYTH AND DOLGELLEY. THE GRAND NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD PRIZE MEDALS FOR GENUINE FISHING CLOTHS. HAND-MADE FLANNELS. WELSH TWEED 0 SHIRTINGS, AND CLOTH, LINSEYS At Chester in 1868, and Aberystwyth in I; >X\ were awarded to JOHN MEYRICK JONES, MEYRICK HOUSE, DOLGELLEY, Whose Mills have gained considerable celebrity for the Manufacture of these Articles J. M. J ones has greatly extended his business, and is now able to supply wholesale and retail, these UNRTV ATT WELSH FABRICS, which are all MANUFACTURED BY HAND UNDER HIS OWN SsnviT SUPERINTENDENCE, and can be warranted made of the PICK OF THE PURE MOUNTAIN WOOLS and free from any admixture and at prices far below those charged for inferior articles usually sold as Welsh hv English Manufacturers. Clothing made from these Welsh Tweed Cloths is worn by the Nobility and Gentry or Shooting, Fishing, Cricketing, Travelling, &c., and is always found to be very durable. Wholesale and Retail Orders executed on the shortest notice. Cash or references expected with all new orders Patronized by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the Clergy, Nobility, and Gentry of England*and Wales ■ THE SNOWDON AND IDRIS WELSH WHITTLE SHAWLS. N.B.—Dolgell^y being the Termini of two Branches of Railways, there is every convenience to send any article ordered without delay to any part of the kingdon, and at very reasonable charges. CAUTION.—Mr. J. MEYBICK JONES regrets that he should have occasion to caution his friends against the practices of certain unprincipled persons, who have sent spurious patterns to several of his customers, professing to be Welsh Tweeds and Flannels. patterns of the genuine hand-loom Welsh Webs, Welsh Tweeds, Flannels and Linseys can be insured on application to Mr. J. M, JONES, Manufacturer, Dolgelley. Patterns sent post free to any ddress.