TIPYNJ) BOBJ^TEL_ The School Board agitation continues with unabated energy at Rhyl, and both parties held meetings last week. Frederick Augustus Grattidge, who formerly carried on the business of a hatter at Nantwich, has been senten- ced by the Leeds stipendiary magistrate to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for embezzling sums of money belonging to his employers. A very sensible suggestion, made by Sir Llewelyn Turner, was acted upon on Tuesday, January 14, by the Carnarvon Harbour Trust. He said that he had declined to support the soup kitchen started in Carnarvon, and he proposed in preference that the prevalent distress should be relieved by offering work to men who had nothing to do. It was thereupon agreed that all men at Uarnarvon in want of work should be employed at the new harbour works. At Chester, bad trade and the frost have produced an amount of distress which has not been known for several years. One firm in the iron trade has gone into liquida- tion another employing a large number of haudfl has given notice of ten per cent, reduction the whole ot the men employed on the tramways are out of employ, and building and joinery operations are at a complete stand- still. Soup is daily distributed under supervision, and the 41b. loaf is sold to all applicants at Id. the quartern. An immense number of loafs and quarts of soup have been dispensed. A beautiful pedestal of Anglesey marble, with appro- priate inscription, is about to be erected over the tomb ot the late Mr. Owen Williams (Owam Gwyrfai), Waenfawr, the well-known Welsh antiquary and scholar, m tfettws Garmon churchyard. The promoters of taei have also decided upon placing a memorial ^Met mte small cottage at Penbont-y-cyrnant, Waenfawr, the birth Grosvenor, M.P. with Miss Ella Stubber, of, Moyne, The Duke and Duchess of Westminster will be present at mil shortly take place ^etivcen^ Lord Mo°fy„maAir 3 j.tK'fl»d h»Me Mi,nsins to jir- Thorns Davieai' butcher?^Halberton, near Nantwioh was fatally injured in the foliowing manner. Mr. Davis was ^ettino- some straw from a loft, when the steel piKel he used fll into the stable with the prongs upwards, against the W Th,gared pluIled .violently, oammg the PW»S? «f 'f 1 iLies huatily drew the dled <"«* miS'w''dSy?Jan-'l5, a deputation of the.workmen at th* Flint Chemical Works, who were ou strike, waited upon their employe rs, and offered to accept an extension TtheWOTS time, and a reduction of five per cent, in their w^es but refused to accept a reduction of ten per cent The'masters declined to «cept the On Wednesdav evening a woman named Conway at- tempted" in the river, bec^se as shesaid she had no money to buy food for her a rescued by some upon whom the hole works wer dependil'lg, aà agreed pS aaHfuh" very shortly. A meet^iTwaa recently held at Chester in MPf»rtof a movement for restoring and endowing St. Martin s Church riTeth church in Chester. Amongsj. the. speakers warp* Dean of Chester, Mr. Cecil Raikes, M.r\, ana the Venerable Archdeacon Darby. Mr. Kaikes said he had always regarded it as one of the greatest mistakes of his life that he did not learn the Welsh language when he was young, and he would say to any son ot his or any friend of his li Do not lose your opportunity of learning the Welsh language because however long the elsh language will last you may be sure th^t it will last long enough to repay you for learning it. -It has been arranged that the Bishop of bt. Asaph shall preach a Welsh sermon in Chester Cathedral, and the Dean of Chester a sermon in St. Asaph Cathedral, on behalf of the Welsh Church in Chester. Y Dywysogaeth, a Church newspaper, in an article upon the Sunday closing movement iu Wales, says—"It appears that a house-to-house canvass is being made in many localities in order to ascertain whether or not the rate- payers are in favour of the closing of public-houses on Sunday in Wales. The voting paper contains the name of the voter, and three other columns for Yes,' No,' and Neutral,' and the voter is invited to put his mark under either ot them. We do not mean to affix our mark under any of these headings; but we ven ture to say that hundreds will reluctantly write their mark in the first column, for fear of the indignity which would be heaped on them if they placed it under either of the other two heads. Not much reliance, therefore, can be placed on this canvass as a means of ascertaining the real voice of the country on the subject." On Wednesday, Jan. 15, addresses were given and pre- sentations made to Mr. William St. Andrew Rouse Boughton (eldest son of Sir Charles House Boughton, Bart., of Downton Hall), in commemoration of his mar- riage, in October last, to Miss Hotham, daughter of the Rev. F. H. Hotham, rector of Rushbury. The testimo- nial given by the tenants consisted of a handsome centre- piece for the table, in solid silver—a beautiful work of art. The address was handsomely illuminated and framed. The testimonial of the Ludlow Committee was a hand- some dessert service in solid silver, consisting of four ele- gant hand-chased dessert stands, with crest on medallion of each, enclosed in a handsome polished pollard oak case, with a suitable inscription on a brass plate. The address was illuminated in gold and colours. The ceremony of presentation took place at Downton Hall, where a s';1ptuous luncheon was provided for a large number of visitors. At the last Rhyl Petty Sessions, Allen Harden, a captain in the army, was charged with assaulting James McGill. The defendant did not appear, having left, it was stated, to join his regimentin India. His solicitor applied for an adjournment, which the Bench declined to grant. The complainant had charge of a cloak room at a ball, and the defendant being unable to find his hat, he (com- plainant) looked for it, when defendant exclaimed How can you find it when I cannot find it myself." Com- plainant said that perhaps some one who had been there had upset the hats. Defendant then asked Who are you ?" and McGill replied "I am as gsod as you," and Went on searching for the lost hat. Thereupon the cap- tain struck him violently in the face three times across his right eye. A doctor who was in the house dressed hIS wounds.—The defendant's solicitor said he was only sorry his client was unable to be present to give his version of the affair.—The Chairman said there was no doubt that a grievous assault had been committed and fined the defendant JE5 including costs. In default of immediate payment a warrant was ordered to be issued for the apprehension of Captain Harden. Lord Tolleinache has recently had a gathering of his Peckforton tenantry in order that he might address them en the influence of foreign competition upon the Onesnire cheese trade. His lordship attributed the tail in tne demand for the produce of their county dairies to tne arge importations from America and other countries. He warned his tenants that this competition would continue, and said that, instead of sighing, they must face the difficulty and try to overcome it. They must lmprove the commodity, and reduce the cost of b/ adopting all known improved methods of cheese-making His lordship made various offers to induce his J endeavour to increase the production, and fina 7 tobe placed before them the best specimens obtainable of Cheshire, Cheddar, and American cheese, the first-named having been bought in London at the retail p Per pound. One of the principal makers present admitted, after a trial of the specimens before them, th than cheesemakers had more to fear from Americans than ever." An inquest was held at the Hole Farm, kardiston, on Tuesday, January 14, on the body of Ihornas ■Jone:s, a bay of fourteen. A witness named 1 ugh said ceased was a waggoner's boy. On the previous Satur ay they were fetching some drainage pipes from _es station, with a waggon and three horses. Near the t. Farm something startled the horses. Witness sprang_ the middle horse, and told deceased to look out for him- self. Deceased fell down, however, and two wheels passed aver his chest. There were two or three tons on the wag- gon. Deceased died at once. The roads were very slip- pery. Another witness said that the deceased jumped to get out of the way of the horses, when he slipped and fell under the wheels. No one was to blame for the accident. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, lhe Foreman of the Jury said the case was a very sad one, as the boy s father had been ill in bed for nearly two years, and the deceased had been almost the entire support of bis parents. J?he Coroner and jury subscribed £ 1 lis. m the room towards the relief of the parents. An interesting meeting on behalf of the most neglected class of our population—the Canal Boatmen, was held at Chester on Thursday. January 16th. It was a meeting of the mission to Canal Boatmen, established by some members of the Queen # Ann's Compassionate Society, by means of which a Boatmen's Bethel is maintained on the Shropshire Union Company's Canal, and was held on board the mission boat. The Rev. P. W. Darnton, Independent minister, to whose exertions the maintenance of the mis- sion is chieftv due, announced that he had received a letter from the Duke of Westminster, who had been a very good friend to the movement, in which lie < expressed his regret that another engagement prevented, Ins being present. Mr. Darnton read the first annual report of the work of the Bethel, which was extremely satisfactory. No diffi- culty had been found in raising the money required. The average attendance at the Sunday evening service for the first three months 48, but during the last three months it had risen to 73, and the attendance on the last Sunday jp September was 130. The number of children at the Sunday afternoon class was about forty, The movement M entirely unsectarian, and none but boat people are ad- tted.to the services. Several striking examples were ■given in the report of the effect produced by these ser- vices. ''Well, and how do you like it?" said a boatman s ^Trfr ii ,,er husband as they were going back to their boat. Well, said the man, "I've worked harder on Sundays than on any day of the week for many years, but this has been a happy day, and I tell thee what—if thou'lt stick to it I will. What a blessing this Bethel is," said a boat- woman, it has done so much for the children—you can hear the little ones singing the hymns as they go along the canal, and not only them but ali the boat people, they ^e not like the same'; it's a pity it wagn't opened years Mr. Gladstone was present at a private banquet given by the Mayor of Chester (Mr. L. Gilbert) at the Town ■"■all, Chester, on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. He was ac- companied into the banqueting chamber by the Duke of estminster, Earl Grosvenor, the llight Hon. J. G. godson, M.P., Mr. Ii. C. Raikes, M.P., the High Sheriff County (Colonel Humberstone), Dean Howson, and th rs" "^e Duke of Westminster, in responding to toast of -his own health, referred to the presence of th** Glaclstone, and proposed his health, coupled with of Mrs. Gladstone. The right hon. gentleman Jor1 i a lnos^ enthusiastic ovation on rising to reply, tae- a a quarter of an hour he spoke on the advan- Municipalities were, lie said, *or their laudable patriotism, their public spirit, tuti remarkable zeal for purposes of utility. Those msti- for ? • \he said, were most valuable as training grounds 00 "'Kher arenas, and were a great bulwark of this anrt iJ trusted that such offices as those of mayor Se would always be incentives to_ gentlemen to Woi e interests of their municipal constituencies, and tj. ^ever go a-begging for occupants. It ought to be ambition of gentlemen to attain to such dignities, and "bra'^d be well for the country as long as such a spirit of fv.ai- • He complimented them highly on the selection their mayors in Chester, who were never second-rate en> men animated by sordid and vulgar motives, but men who had honourably won and maintained their ration by their efforts on behalf of their fellow-citizens, r^d he concluded his speech by heartily begging them to » ast the health of the present mayor.
FROM THE PAPERS. .v- The statue erected to the late M. Berryer, in the Paris law courts, was publicly unveiled on Monday, Jan. 20. At the sitting of the French Senate on Wednesday, Jan. 15, M. Martel was elected President by a large majority. Mr. Kuskin has (says the Athcnccum) resigned the Ox- ford Slade Professorship. His successor is to be elected in February. The St Petersburg Gazette declares the total expenses of the war from the time of the mobilisation of'the army to aa-e bcea 387,000,000 roubles. The Liverpool and Birkenhead ironfounders and iron skipbcilder3 have given notice of a reduction of n per cent. in wages, to take effect at the end of the present month. I On Sunday morning and afternoon, Jan. 19, there was a renewal of the anti-ritualistic disturbances which have caused so much scandal in connection with St. James's Church, Hatcham. At the Maidstone Assizes on Wednesday, January 15, Stephen Ganhull was sentenced to death for the murder of Mr. Arthur Gillow at Woodnesborough, near Sand- wich. It is estimated that there are about 10,000 Italians in London, engaged chiefly in sculptors' studios, in image- making, picture-frame moulding, and stone-cutting. About 2,000 it is believed, earn a living by organ-playing. Gustave Dore appears in the French Official Journal among the promotions in the Legion of Honour recom- mended by the Ministry of Fine Arts. M. Dor6 has been raised to the rank of Officer in the great national order of merit. The Lords Justices of Appeal have reversed the judg- ment of Vice-Chancellor Malins in the case of the Gold Company, and thus sustain the right -)f the shareholders to decide whether the winding-up shall be voluntary or com- pulsory. The Rosedale and Ferryhill Iron Company, one of the largest ironworks and ironstone and coal companies in the North of England, has issued a circular, announcing sus- pension of payment owing to depression in the iron trade. The liabilities are stated to be about 2280,000, and the assets are estimated at £ 350,000. A St. Petersburg telegram says the divergence between the official accounts and private intelligence respecting the extent of the plague in Astrachan continues, the for- mer asserting that the epidemic is diminishing, and the latter that it is increasing. The action by Mr. Pepperell against the Marquis of Townshend, for dismissal from his position as managing editor of Social Notes, terminated on Saturday, Jan. 18, in a verdict for plaintiff for £ 154 as the balance due after deducting moneys in his hands. The judge stayed execution. Mr. W. E. Forster spoke at Yarmouth on Saturday, Jan. 18, in support of Sir T. Fowell Buxton, the Liberal candidate for North Norfolk. After reviewing the home and foreign policy of the Government, Mr. Forster con- cluded bv asking the electors to declare by their votes that the Government had been weighed in the balances and found wanting. Mr. H. M. Starley has withdrawn from the proposed scheme for opening Africa to commercial enterprise and the final extinction of the slave trade. He states that inasmuch as his health is now completely restored, finding an unfriendly feeling towards him by certain gen- tlemen in Manchester, he at the beginning of the year committed himself to another undertaking. We (Athenceum) regret to hear of the death of Mr. C H. Mudie, the elder son of Mr. C. E. Mudie, of New Ox- ford Street. Mr. C. H. Mudie took an active share in the management of the well-known library, and was re- markable for his sound judgment, his tact, and his extreme kindliness. He had reached his 29th year. A correspondent of the Birmingham. Post sends to that paper an account of a sermon in a neighbouring church, in which the preacher insisted, "with bitter vituperation," that the burning of the town library was" an act of God's judgment upon the town for its godless education in the Board Schools." One side of a bridge over the canal at Stoke-on-Trent gave way on Thursday night, Jan. 16. The centre of the bridge is arched, but some years ago iron girders were placed on the sides to widen the bridge, and one of these girders fell in. No personal casualty attended the accident. The Marquis of Salisbury, accompanied by his Excel- lency Kno Ta-jen the Chinese Minister, and Madame Kuo, and attended by Dr. Macartney and the secretaries of the Chinese Legation, left London on Friday, Jan. 17. by special train for Portsmouth Harbour, en route for Os- borne. A serious accident occurred early on Friday morning, Jan. 17, on the private railway of Mr. Robert Crawshay, at Merthyr* Tydfil. A workmen's train was returning from one of the collieries, and four boys were riding on the buffer-plate of the engine, when it came into contact with some trucks left on the line, and three of the boys were killed, the other being fatally injured. A terrible accident occurred on the railway on the Phillippopolis side of Adrianople on Saturday, January 11. A train was precipitated into the river Arda by a bridge giving way. A Russian general, several officers, and about 200 men were drowned. The engine driver and three third-class passengers escaped. The death is announced of a very small, but once very great personage—General Tom Thumb. The General was a Dutchman, having been born at Bergum, in the province of West Friesland, in Holland, and there he died last week, from dropsy. His real name was Hane- man. He had realized a handsome fortune, and had only recently retired from public life. By order of the Home Secretary, the body of Miss Bullivant, who died recently at Derby, and was buried at Burton-on-Trent, has been exhumed, so that a post mor- tem examination might be made. Two of the deceased lady's late servants are now awaiting their trial at the Assizes on a charge of systematically and extensively rob- bing Miss Bullivant. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has been engaged during the past three days in hearing a petition for the extension of a patent granted to James Ball, four- teen years ago, for an invention of sheep-shears, a matter of great interest to Sheffield manufacturers. The appli- cation was vigorously opposed. Their Lordships on Friday, January 17, refused to grant the extension of the patent. Mr. P. A. Taylor, M.P. for Leicester, was present at a meeting held in the Brighton Town Hall, on Thursday, January 16, for the purpose of opening an institution to be called the Nineteenth Century Club. Mr. Taylor ex- plained that the club, which will be of a social character and open to women, originated out of his desire to see a library opened in the town on Sunday, as the Corporation declined to open theirs on that day. After evening prayer in the pro-Cathedral at Truro, on Wednesday, January 15, the Rev. F. W. Elis, a Roman Catholic priest, was publicly admitted into the commun- ion of the Church of England. According to the form drawn up by Archbishop Wake in 1714, and sanctioned by Convocation, Mr. Elis read aloud a recaiitation of the errors and superstitions of the present Church of Rome, professed penitence, and received absolution. The other night a melancholy case of death at child- birth took place near Shorewood, six or seven miles from Berwick. A woman called at a farmyard and asked for shelter, which, however, she was refused. She then pro- ceeded along the road, but had not gone far before she lay down and gave birth to twins. Shortly afterwards she and her offspring were found lying dead on the road- side. The Board of Trade authorities at Leith have received E150 from the German Government, to be given to the crew of the steamer Glengarry on her arrival at Leith. The captain is to receive E100, and 250 is to be divided among the crew, in recognition of the services they rendered in saving the lives of 172 persons in the collision which occurred on November 26, in the English Channel, be- tween the Hamburg and American steamship Pom- merania and the Welsh barque Moel Eilian. A peculiar bequest is contained in the will of an elderly spinster lady who has recently died in London. The Citizen is informed that Miss Lisetta Rist, who for forty- three years filled the post of organist at the church of AllhalJows, Barking, Great Tower Street, has left a con- siderable sum in the hands of trustees, to be applied "for ever to the distribution of gravel in steep and slippery London roadways, a work which she had personally su- perintended and paid for during her lifetime. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Mr. R. N. Philips, M.P., presided at a banquet, at which several other members of Parliament were present, given at the Manchester Reform Club to Mr. Henry Dunckley, editor of the Manchester Examiner and Times, and author of the letters of Verax," on the Crown and the Cabinet. The sum of £700 had been raised as a recognition of Mr. Dunckley's great ser- vices to the Liberal party, and the presentation took the form of a library of about three hundred volumes with a service of plate. On Monday, Jan. 13. Dr. Hardwicke held an inquest at the Model Prison, Pentonville, as to the death of Thos. Morris, aged 22, a collier, of Maesty, Carmarthenshire, who was under sentence of 20 years' penal servitude, for manslaughter. The evidence showed that deceased was sent to the prison on Dec. 3rd last; he was employed as a mat weaver. At the end of December he was found to be very ill and placed in the infirmary, and was put on the usual sick diet. He gradually sank, and ex- pired on the 9th January, from acute phthisis. Verdict —Death from natural causes. Mr. Cecil Raikes addressed his constituents at Chester onMondayevening,Jan.20. Havingreferred to the domestic legislation of last session, he touched upon financial matters, and said it was surprising to find Liberals cen- suring the Government for spending £ 6,500,000 in keep- ing them out of war, when the Liberal Government some years ago spent £ 60,000,000 in an unnecessary war. He approved of the foreign policy of the Government, and regretted the existing depression of trade, hoping that next session Government would do something to produce a better state of things, though it was unreasonable to make them responsible for the depression. A largely-attended meeting was held at Birmingham on Friday, Jan. 17, to inaugurate a fund to restore the Free ence f^brary. Alderman Barrow having read a M A°OAA -*Tree Libraries Committee stating that £ 10, X)0 was required in addition to the amounts receivable a? t> P°"clea °f insurance, Alderman Chamberlain, "NI.P., moved a resolution affirming the duty of taking immediate steps for the restoration of the library on a scale of completeness worthy of the town. An influential committee was formed to obtain subscriptions. A list of promised subscriptions was read, amountincr to about £ 7,000. At Sheffield on Friday, Jan. 17, Charles Peace, the notorious Blackheath burglar, now under sentence of penal servitude for life, was charged, before the Sti- pendiary, with having murdered Mr. Arthur Dyson, at Banner Cross, near Sheffield, on the 19th November, 1876. Mrs. Dyson, in her evidence, stated that on the night of the murder she went to the closet at the bottom of the garden, and on her return saw Peace waiting for her, with a revolver in his hand. Her screams attracted her husband's attention, and on his coming to her assistance Peace shot him. He then made his escape, and was not traced until apprehended for the recent Blackheath burglaries. The hearing of the case was adjourned. There was a great run on one of the London banks on Friday, Jan. 17, arising out of trifling circumstances. Some country people, after paying in some cheques, lin- gered in the lobby, rendering the passage of customers somewhat difficult. It was rumoured that the crowd was caused by a run on the bank. Great excitement ensued in the city, which resulted in a rush to Lombard-street. Policemen were brought to regulate the abnormal condition of the traffic caused by the assemblage of people. The management, in view of the excitement, did not close the doors at four o'clock, the usual hour, but kept them open until seven in the evening, in order to promptly meet every demand that might be made on the bank. At quite a late hour on Friday evening there was still a large crowd gathered outside the doors of the bank.
The elopement is reported of the maRager-a married man-of one of the principal hotels in Rhyl with a bar- maid.
FACTS AND FANCIES. A young lady has written a book called My Lovers." It begins, of course, at Chap. I. AN EASY MARCH.—General Roberts, we hear, is march- ing into the "Khost" country. So, we fear, are the other Generals, as we shall find when the Bills come in.- Punch. A sportsman in Richmond, Virginia, recently mistook the red turban of a coloured lady, which he saw moving about through the branches, for a large robin, and lodged a charge of shot in it. The supposed robin promptly re- taliated with a brick. MANNERS.—Discontented Pauper (on the Christmas dinner:) Well, this is the wust Chris'mas dinner as ever we 'ad since I've been in the 'Ouse I thinks as when we 'as a dinner party, the master ought to ax us whether we likes it well done and whether we takes fat, and not cut the vittles and showl it on our plates anyhow !Punch. A HINT TO THE MIDLAND DIRECTORS.—Their object is to reduce expenses. Suppose, with this laudable object, besides reducing the salaries of guards, porters, and such small deer, they reduce those of directors, managers, station masters, clerks, and, in short, all their employes, high and low, great and small, all round—pro rata—on the "sauce for goose sauce for gander" principle.— Punch. FINE MANNERS IN BOSTON.—" Are you the saleswoman of whom I bought this handkerchief yesterday ?" asked a purchaser at one of our dry goods stores. "I am the saleslady who served you, madam," responded the re- duced empress in banged hair, long watch chain, and ribbed fingers, who presided at the counter. "Well," said the customer, "I will take a dozen more, and I want to take them to my washerlady at once. I will get you to send them to my carriage arouftd the corner. My coach- gentleman cannot get to the door just now for the cart of the ash gentleman." A FASHIONABLE COMPLAINT.—Mamma Papa dear, the children have been asked to the Willoughby Robin- sons' on the eleventh, the Howard Jones's on the fifteenth, and the Talbot Brownes' on the twenty-first. They'll be dreadfully disappointed if you don't let them go! May I write and accept, dear papa?"—Dear Papa (savagely): Oh, just as you please But, as juvenile parties should always be taken in time, you had better write to Dr. Squills, too, and tell him to come on the Twelfth, Sixteenth, and Twenty-second.Punch. American railways are about to put a stop to railway passes, and have first seen the rights of the matter by consulting the Scriptures. In the office of Mr. Sidney Beers, the general passenger agent for the New Jersey Midland Railway, the following significant notice ap- pears :—In those days there were no passes given. Search the Scriptures. "Thou shalt not pass"—Num- bers xx., 18. "Suffer not a man to pass "-Judges iii., 28. "The wicked shall no more pass"—Nahumi., 15. None shall ever pass"—Isaiah xxxiv., 10. This gen- eration shall not pass"—Mark xiii., 30. "Though they war yet shall they not pass"—Jeremiah xli., 42. "So he paid the fare thereof, and went"—Jonah i., 3.
A SONG OF STOUT WORKERS. Onward, brave men, onward go! Place is none for rest below He who laggeth faints and fails, He who presses on prevails Monks may nurse their mouldy moods, Caged in musty solitudes; Men beneath the breezy sky March to conquer or to die Work and live-this only charm Warms the blood and nerves the arm; As the stout pine stronger grows By each gusty blast that blows. On high throne or lowly sod Fellow workers we with God Then most like to Him when we March through toil to victory. If there be who sob and sigh, Let them sleep, or let them die; While we live we strain and strive, Working most when most alive. Where the fairest blossom grew, There the spade had most to do Hearts that bravely serve the Lord, Like St. Paul must wear the sword! Onward, brothers, onward go Face to face to find the foe; Words are weak, and wishing foils, But the well-aimed blow prevails! JOHN STUART BLACK IE
FROM LONDON LETTERS. Her Majesty has sent to her private friends a little pamphlet containing a kind of memorial biography of the Princess Alice. It is signed T. M. so I suppose it is the work of Mr. Theodore Martin. There is just one hint in this memorial which is valuable, and it is one which I should like to have seen developed, but, of course, for obvious reasons, it was not possible to do so. Mr. Martin says that the Princess strove to keep abreast with all the best thinking of her time in science and philosophy. It is believed that it was just this which made her so interesting, and she was brought thereby into collision with the Conservative party, more especially in religion. If Mr. Martin would have given us a few of her opinions upon men and things he would really have done some service but I suppose it was on the whole more pru- dent to be silent. There is, however, one point in the biography in which it is really distinguished from most panegyrics of the dead. It is entirely free from cant, and is thoroughly human from end to end.—Birmingham, Post. Is it true that Mr. Burnand is to succeed Mr. Tom Taylor as editor of Punch? If so, we may expect rather a change in the tone of that periodical. From its estab- lishment until the present hour it has always been fiercely "Protestant." So Protestant was it at one time that Doyle had to withdraw from it because he was a Roman Catholic. So Protestant is it still that it wages weekly war on the Ritualists. Mr. Burnand is a clever comic writer-a comic writer, not'a satirist-with none of the earnestness of Thackeray or Jerrold, but skilled in the whipping up of the lightest fun. He is, in fact, a writer of burlesques, and the cleverest after his kind that we have ever had. But he is a Romanist, and one can hardly fancy Punch in favour of his old butt the Pope.-Liverpool Mercury. The Registrar of Friendly Societies, in his report just published, says there are only 58 with an age of 100 years and over. The oldest is the Defoe Friendly Benefit, which was established in 1687. Then comes the Nor- man Society, London, founded in 1703; the Society of Lintot, founded in 1708; the Ovington, founded in 1711 the Goldsmiths, in 1712; the Mutual Brothers, in 1717; and the Friendly Society at the Hope Tavern, Pol- lard's-row, founded in 1720. Imagine our still having a Lintot Club! Was this Lintot really the immortal Lintot of the Dunciad, Curl's competitor the never-to-be- forgotten race of the great second book? Amid that area wide they took their stand, Where the tall Maypole once o'erlooked the Strand, But now (so tune and piety ordain) A church collects the saints of Drury-lane. But lofty Lintot in the circle rose, '• This prize is mine, who tempt it are my foes; With me begun this genius and shall end." He spoke, and who with Lintot shall contend t We do not remember the accident to Curl and his victory, notwithstanding his disastrous fall in the unmentionable filth which in those days was deposited in the streets.— Birmingham Post. The Times and its correspondents have spent a good deal of wrath upon what they please to call the caucus system, and the motives of their dislike to it are too obvious to need any notification of them. Why is not a little indignation reserved for the caucuses consisting of two or three persons who manage the representation of entire counties? Whilst reading the Times article the case of Bedfordshire occurred to me. There has been no contest in that county since 1859, and from 1832 to 1851 there had been none worth the name,ithe great Duke and the smaller Tory proprietors having agreed to divide the representation between them. In 1857 there was a fight, the Duke thinking he could re- turn two members. He was mistaken. Mr. Hastings Russell, the present duke, was at the top of the poll, and Colonel Gilpin, the Tory, was second, although with a very narrow majority of 31 votes only. In 1859 the struggle was renewed, but this time the result was in a measure re- versed, Colonel Gilpin being at the top of the poll, and Mr. Hastings Russell second, the third Liberal being at the bottom. Both parties now thought they had had enough of fighting, and consequently they agreed to a com- promise. The Duke was henceforth to nominate a mem- ber as before, and the Tory landlords were to nominate one. This arrangement is still in force, and is likely to be for some time. The electors of the county have really no more to do with the choice of their representatives than I have. What caucus was ever closer or more despotic than this? And yet,although the same kind of thing exists now in scores of constituencies in England, the Times has no word of condemnation for it. It is a great mis- take, too, to suppose that it was confined, or is confined to counties. When I was living in Marylebone, had I, or had the vast bulk of Liberal electors, any control over the selection of Mr. Edwin James, Lord Fermoy, or Mr. Harvey Lewis ? Absolutely not an atom. I cared not a straw for any one of these nonentities, nor did anybody whom I knew care a straw for them. They were put before roe by somebody in the dark, and I was told that if I did not vote for them the Tory would be returned.— Birmingham Post. Mr. B. M. Ward's sudden illness is now explained. On Friday last the historic painter, in a fit of exhaustion and depression, attempted suicide. This is a sad end to a. career of hard work. For Mr. Ward gained his position almost wholly by work. He had what is called talent and great power of laboiir, and great patience, so that at times they seemed to amount to genius. Some of his pictures are known by everybody. Such is, for example, his "Last Sleep of Argyll;" such, also, is his "South Sea Bubble." Such, again, his "Queen of Prussia and Napoleon." These pictures brought home to the popular imagination, and made familiar without vulgarising, scenes of historic impor- tance. They fell short only of a display of real artistic genius. It is rather disheartening to think that even what was best of his will not last long beyond our own day. His "Last Sleep of Argyll" and "Alice Lisle'" in the cor- ridors of St. Stephen's Palace, are done in the "water glass" method of producing fresco, and, like the very stone of that badly-managed building, are crumbling away.— Liverpool Ilercuvi.
YR HIN OER. Chwa a gwewyr cuchiog aua'—geir heddyw'a Gruddio'r cewri cryfa'; O dywydd oer,—ys deuodd iâ, A rhuthr aruthr o eira. Echrysawl ruawl rewynt-ar weiniaid, Truenns yw arnyn1; Llwydion yw llu o honynt Yn nychu gan awch y gwynt. Caenen yn achos cyni-i wledydd- Tylodi ddaeth drwyddi; O ein Duw, gawn ni dy wen, A'r heulwen i'w meirioli ? MERVINIAN.
Lord Richard Grosvenor, M.P., in sending a contribu- tion in aid of the Mold Relief Fund, writes :-I I I fear there will be very little revival in tradeuntil the spring; but I believe there is some hope of busier times in America, and if only there was some prospect of peace in Europe, I believe that trade would spring up again in England, and what I do hope is that the working classes will see that there is a necessity for thrift. I would most strongly urge that no relief whatever be given in the form of money without work." The Medical profession are now ordering Cadbury.s Cocoa Essence in thousands of cases, because it contains more nutritious and flesh-forming elements than any other beverage, and is preferable to the thick starchy Cocoa ordinarily sold. When you ask for Cadbury's Cocoa Essence be Bure that you get it, as shopkeepers often push imitations for the sake of extra profit. Alakers to the Queen. Paris depot: 90, Faubourg St. Honore.
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NOTES. OSWESTRY CORPORATION RECORDS. (Jan. 15,1879). The persons undernamed were sworne burgess of Oswester the viijtfA and ixth daye of June 1582. Richard Cowp'r for him & his children Roger ap Edward for him & his children W'm ap ho'll ap m'red for him self and somme of his sonnes viz John, Hugh, Edward, & Roger. Thomas ap Rees baker & his children James W'ms shomaker for him & his children Edward Jones for him & his children Richard ap Thomas were for the like Robert ap Edward glov'r for the like Elice glover for the like John Edwards Corviser for ye like Will'm ap gruff Sherman for ye like Richard Mucleston, Scrivenn'r for the like. gratis Robert ap David shomalcer for the like W'm ap Edd shomaker for the like 'Will'm heilyn for the like Ffrauncis Myllington for the like John Kynaston of Chester m'rc'r for the like Nicholas M'dd [Qy Maredydd] for the like Moris ap M'rdd for himselfe & for Edward Moris and Hugh Morys m'reer his sonnes Robert lloid of dayswell for himself & his children James Aloten for the like W'm Tomkyns for the like John ap Owen of Aston for the like Edward Gruff of Oswester taeler ") John the sonne of the p'rish of Myvod Thomas Trevor of Whittington | Richard Trevor of newe m'rton I for the Thomas Lee of Oswester like John M'redd de eadm Ie Robert ap John glov'r Thomas ap John ab gor Rob'rt Vaughan butcher J Hugh Edd ap Ho'll of Porkington } Tudor lloid gratis for the Hugh M'redd of Abertanatt deputy recorder ( like. Will'm ap Edward ap Richard of Bronygarth ) ■ David ap Edward of Oswestre butcher for him self and for Phillipp ap David his daughter's sonne ) Owen ap John Goughe of Marton for himself & for his three sonnes viz. John Roger and David George Jennyngs of Whittington for him & his children Roger Bedowe of Royton tanner for the like John ap' Ho'll of weikie tann'r for ye like Edward ap John wever of Oswester for ye like Will'm ap Richard of Cromtywell for ye like John ap John weaver Th. Evance ) Rich. Willms then bayliffes. [The place mentioned just above as Cromitywell is perhaps that now known as Crumptwell. In the Shropshire map given in Gibson's Camden this is called Cromwell.—ED.]
HEREFORDSHIRE SOLDIERS IN THE IRISH WARS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. The following curious certificate and receipt, relating to the Herefordshire contingent, provided in 1597 to the army of Elizabeth in Ireland, occurs among the muni- ments and papers of the Corporation of Chester, The Roger Bodenham named in the certificate is the same whose stately house at Rotherwas, formed the subject of a former contribution to Bye-gones, Apr. 17, 1878. Com Here Apud Ciuitatem Heref vicesimo sexto die Aprilis Anno R. R'ne Elizabeth nunc, &c., xxxix. Memorand' that wee Roger Bodenham and Thomas Harley, esquires, deputie Lievten'nts of the Countie of Heref. have the said daie and yere appointed this bearer Captaine ifrancis Crofte, esquier, to conducte the nomber of ffieftie sixe ffoote- men, mustered and leveied w'thin this Countie of Heref, by vertue of her ma'ts l'res from her highenes, and the 11 s of the Counsaile in that behalfe, vnto vs addresseil VV hose naraes are in the scedule indented annexed vnto the Cittie of Chester by the laste of this monethe there to be imbarked for her ma ts present service in Ireland, accordinge to direcc'on; as also have ap- poincted the said Captaine to receave the Coate and Conducte money there of such as are appoineted to satislie the same for this Countie, and to give an acquittance for paymente thereof. In witnes whereof, wee the said deputie Lieuten'ts have to this warrants putt our hands and seales, the daie andyere above wriHon ROGER BODENHAM. wntten- T.iO HAULKY. Received by me ffrauncis Crofts, esquier, conductor of tiftie sixe footemen Souldiers, Leuyed in the Countie of Hereford by sufficient Warrants vnder the handes and Seales of Roger Bodenham and Thomas Harley, esquiers, Deputie Leiuten nts of the same Countie of Hereford, bearing date the sixe and twentieth day of Aorill laste paste, of Thomas Smith, esquier, Maior of the Citie of Chester, As well the some of eleven poundes foure shillings of Lawfull money of England, for the Coate money of the said souldiers at iiijs. the Coate As alsoe the some of thirtene poundes, sixtene pence for one weekes wages for the Conducte of the said souldiers at viijd. p' diem to a man and alsoe the some of fourtie eight shillings for twelve dayes allowance vnto me the said Conducto'r at iiijd per diem ;-in all the some of twentie sixe pounds thirtene shillings foure pence of Lawfull money of England, Accordinge to the Dyrection of the Lo Highe Thr'er of England to the said Maior dyrected. Off w'ch said twentie sixe pounds thirtene shillings foure pence, and of eu'y parte and p'cell thereof, I Doe acquite and discharge the said Thomas Smith, Maior, his executo'rs and Administrate rs for eu' by these p'nts.' Dated the third day of May, Anno R R'ne Elizabeth &c., tricesimo nono. o-xxvjli xiijs iiijd. ffra Croft. Sealed and deliu'ed in the p'nee of these, John Aston, Will'm Knight. Under this same year, 1597, William Webb, one of the authors of the Vale Royal, lû5G, incidentally refers to this levy of troops for the Irish wars, in the following terms 1,000 Footmen and 280 horsemen came at several times, and were sent into Ireland." Of these 1,000 Footmen it has been shewn by the documents given above that 56 came from your neighbouring county 'jf Hereford. Chester. T. HUGHES.
WESLEYAN METHODISM IN NEWTOWN. —The following memorandum relating to the preachers and ministers of this denomination was made by me in the year 1847. The particulars were collected from per- sons best conversant with the history of Methodism in the town. Mem. No resident Wesleyan minister in N ewtown until 1802. The place was a sort of mission station, and was visited by ministers who came over from South Wales. The first, whose name was Richard Rodda, came in 1765, was received by Mrs. Hancox, who lived at the Lower Bryn He was succeeded by William Pitt, John Undrell, Thos' Car till, George Mowatt, James Wood, John Moon, John Crickett, John Simmons, Cleland Kirkpatrick, John Wood James Buckley, Edward Jennings, William Pear- son James Gill, Thomas Fearnby, James Scholefield, and Valentine Ward. In 1802, the town was made a circuit town. The first resident minister was William Hicks, who remained until 1804. The succeeding ministers were, Thos. Fenwick, 1805-6; John Sydserf, 1807-1808 John Wood (second time), 1809-10 David Deakin, 1811-12 Joseuh Armstrong, 1813-14 Hugh Carter, 1815-16 Edward Jones, 1817-18 David Rogers, 1819-20 Evan Parrv 1821-22 Thomas Graham, 1823-24 John Wood /third time), 1825-26 William Barr, 1827-28 Moses Dunn 1829 William Hamer, 1820 Henry Tuck, 1831- <19 • rosenh Hollis, 1833 Christopher Newton, 1834-35 William Stokes, 1836-37; J ohn Nicklin, 1838-39 Daniel Hatelv 1840; William Rickets, 1841-43; Hugh Carter (second time), 1844-45; John Saunders, 1846-47. John Wesley visited Newtown in 1769, commenced service near to the Old Town Hall,-was pulled down by a mob, and went to the Lower Bryn, where he finished his sermon. The first preaching place was a room in the Frolic, opened for the purpose in 1799. The first chapel was built in 1805; the second in 1821, and the third chapel in 1835 QUERIES. LLANFYLLIN MEETING.—In a newspaper of I find the following advertisementLlanfyllin Meeting commences on Monday, the 4th of July, 1803 Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., Mr. David Evans, Stewards." What was the Llanfyllin Meeting ? O.P.Q. SALOPIAN POETS.—Died on Jan. 1, 1816, the wife of Mr. William Townshend of Bridgnorth, butcher, she is said to have possessed an early taste for poetry, and previous to her marriage published a small volume of noems chiefly pathetic. Was Mrs. T. a Salopian by birth and did her talents justify her name being recorded amongst Mr. Salisbury's Worthies? I would also put a similar query in relation to Mr. Jonathan Brookes, who died in Shrewsbury at the age of 76, on Aug. 5, the same vear. Mr. B. seems to have been a warlike poet, for the he published commemorated the achievements of Tiord Nelson, the wars in Portugal and Spain, and the battle of Waterloo. SABRINA. PUNISHMENT FOR SHORT MEASURE- It ii- recorded in the Salopian Journal of Sep. 14, 1803, that on the previous day" the keeper of a public house in Shrewsbury was fined by the Magistrates in the penalty of 13s. 4d. for keeping short measures in his house, it being the second offence." It was stated at the same time that a third offence rendered the offender liable to a penalty of 20s and to be set in the pillory." Were any publicans thus gibbeted? SCROBBES BYBIG. REPLIES. EDWARD BURY OF BOLAS (Apr. 10, 1878). In my reply at this date I gave some incidents in the life of Mr. Bury, but omitted all mention of "Mr. Henry Osi and of Bewdly," also enquired about on Mar. 13, by uypE, "as having written an address "To the Reader in a work by Bury dedicated to Col. Thomas Hunt, Esquire, Governour of Shrewsbury" in the time of the Com- monwealth. Your correspondent will find a very mterest- W notice of Mr. Oasland M.A., of Trin. Coll. Camb., in vol. 3 p. 383—5 of Palmer's edition of Calemy s Noncon- formist Memorial. Mr. O. was the ejected clergyman of Bewdley was a friend of Mr. Bury's, and often preached, both before and after ejection, in Shropshire. Several interesting incidents are told of him in the sketch I refer to. PURITAN. A WELSH GRETNA GREEN (Nov. 27, 1878).- The Register referred to by my friend Mr. J. O. Halli- well as containing the entry qvfbted by N. W. S." is that of Peter Roberts,Notary Public, and is better known as the Cwtta Cyfarwydd. It is now mine and I hope soon to publish it. The chapel mentioned in the extract as Chappell Ffynnon Vair" was not necessarily a Gretna Green at all and it was probably because the word "clandestinely" was used that Mr. Halliwell inferred that the chapel was not duly licensed for marriages. But in this Register in the same year (1611) I find fre- quent entries of marriages at night clandestynely at Llanelwey, Rudland, and elsewhere :—the^ old notary adding to such entries the words by report." E. B. OLD FOLKS (Nov. 13, 1878).— Died at Cemmaes, in the parish of Llanhadrick, Anglesey, aged 105, Mary Zebulon. Also at Trawntwnydd (sic) co. Merioneth, aged 110, Edward Morgan, being, it is believed, the oldest inhabitant of Wales. This information I take from the Gents: Mag: for Mar. 1817, which must be re- sponsible alike for facts and spelling. AN
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