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LLANIDLOES NOTES.

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On Monday, Jan. 13, the mechanics in the foundries and smiths' shops at Bangor and the surrounding district turned out against a reduction in wages of Is. per week, and later in the :day the men employed in the building trade struck against an order for extended hpurs of work. The shipbuilders are also on strike, and the quarrymen, owing to the bad state of trade, work but four days weekly. A REMARKABLE COLONY.—The Winnipeg Standard, of a recent date, gives the following, under the heading of "Mennonite enterprise:"—"Not long since we noticed the determined manner in which our quiet fellow-subjects, the Mennonites, set to work to make roads for themselves, so as to get to market more readily. One of these high- ways, which they built without any aid from the Govern- ment, was lengthy; and some of the difficulties of its construction may be judged from the fact that eight miles of it lay through the St. Norbert swamp—a very large and bad one. This is only a beginning of what they intend doing it appears they have now projected a railway to the west, and will have it, too, by hook or by crook.' Here are men ready to build 60 miles of the road for any solvent company undertaking it, and to do this without charging one cent for the work. Only the location of the line by the engineers, and the necessary supplies of ties and rails, have to be forthcoming, whereupon our Russian friends are prepared to take the field and build the 60 miles for nothing. The pioneer party of Mennonites, numbering 334 souls, sailed from Liverpool for Quebec on the 30th June, 1874, in the Allan steamer Austrian, and between that date and the 8th October following, 1,200 more had taken their departure for Quebec in steamera belonging to the same line. In the year 1875 there sailed also by the same line to the same destination 3,546 souls, while only 1,250 sailed in the three succeeding years 1876, 1877, and 1878 making a total, up to the end of 1878, of 6,330 souls. A few words of exploration are necessary concerning the Mennonites. Without going into the early history of their settlement in the south of Russia, it may be sufficient to state that they, by their ability in agriculture, created the great Russian wheat trade, the central point of which is the port of Odessa. They- hold, however, peculiar religious and social opinions which are entirely opposed to some of the elementary principles upon which Government and society in Russia rest. They are dissenters from the orthodox Greek Church, but what is more important, so far as the Russian|Government is concerned, they utterly refuse to take any part in military service. The consequence of these anti-military tenets might have been foreseen. It became understood that they must be given up, or there must be an exodus of the Mennonites from Russia. The latter alternative was chosen. Printed by EDWARD WOODALL, and Published for the Proprietors at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, Bala, in the county of Merioneth; of Joii-, GIBSON, 3, Q.ueen's-road, Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan; aud of DAVID LLOYII, Portmadoc, in.the county of Carnarvon. Friday, January 1879.