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TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. "'V"<w- It is proposed to open cocoa and cofFee rooms at Llandudno. An order has been issued for the election of a bchool Board for the parish of Stirchley, Salop. The St. Eleth lodge of Freemasons, at Bangor, has com- missioned Mr. J. D. Mercer to paint a portrait of Mr. Bulkeley Hughes, M.P.. „7 The Rev. W. Roderick, late minister of the Welsh Baptist Chapel at Rhyl, has accepted the pastorate of "Libanus," Clwtybont, Llandinorwic, Carnarvonshire. It is stated that Mrs. Theodore Martin has promised to take the part of Beatrice at the opening of the fc»nak- Bperian Memorial at Stratford-upon-Avon. The new cocoa rooms at Rhyl were formally opened on Tuesday, Feb. 4, by Lord Richard Grosvenor, M.land Mr. John Roberts, M.P. I* A Volunteer and Hussar Officers' Ball was given in the Town' Hall, Denbigh, on Thursday evening, Februaiy 6. The proceeds of the ball are to be devoted to t of the No. 3 Volunteer Corps. T Earl Dynevor and Sir John W. B. Hansel were un- successful candidates at the receiu trienma e Llandilofawr, Llandyfeisant, and Bettws (Carmaitaen- shire), U.D. School Board. A new market at Wenlock was opened last week, -ihe new building has been designed to harmonise with the ancient buildings that surround it. Mr. S.. > It is stated that the Grand Lod," e of. Good TerRplars have completed the arrangements for an f Sund'av of the Welsh boroughs, on the question of a Sunday Closing Bili forthe Prmcipahty Tljnrs. At the meeting of the Ludlow 1 town with «f f6'000 — adopted, Mr. Curley^obeth^engine^. Much At Lord Forester s returned to each farm tenant Wenlosk, ten per cent, was rewind °u^f his half-year's rent. Carnarvon,shire, which The vicarage of Dolw^deia de Eresby, has been 18 in the gift of Lady Hushes, of Chester, and de- offered to the Rev. William rtugm-S) u cHned by him. <( Drink Traffic ought it to be The question of A i ;siation? was discussed at made the subject ^J^^erary and Debating Society » meeting of the Ches members unanimously held on Wednesday, leb. o. Toted in Frank well, Shrewsbury, It is said that Mr. n dgtwenty-five miles a day every arural postman has walked each Sunday> for week day and twelve and & miles^or nearly three times and a half the circumference of the world. amateur dramatic perfgrmance in ';y6» Guari," Maddi.on fior- ton's far°e '<wr {or ^rel"sh books and periodi- cals said that the Unifce(i States, and one weekly cals is quite larg }an £ ?uage has a circulation 'jf £ ,000 paper printed m that wngu ,g T_ j copies and "a good Une ot «ive.ra t y Griffiths's Y JJrych, P" liberals held on Wednesday At a meeting of Chester m from sir Thomas evening, *eb. 5th,alette differences between Frost recommending that a they shoald unite the party should be> M Healso advised them to form togetheras one great y- fo[. organizing the committees and to_ taice pn H r • ted Pa^y- An e^ecl't„1^T^c^w of some historical interest was A dwelling-house^ Crosse, on Wednesday, Feb. 5. offered by auction, by resjdenCe of the clergy and The property was the oiiginai reside Guild -n was given, with an eBJowment^oy hag from that period been held in succession by the trustees of the cliarity held last week, the directors l erjty 0f the shareholders *5^ L five cocoa ■undertaking, and s a directors were in treaty houses aiready established^ erection of a with the join 7 end 0{ Brook-street to supply SwanteCof that neighbourhood. A dividend at the rate S teTper cent. per annum was declared and £ 50 was carried to the reserve fund.. ,T „ Thursday, Feb. 6. Mrs. Annie Howell, Carmarthen, the wife of a sea captain, who sailed four months ago wi committed for trial at the Assizes on the charge of ™Mf,?llv murdering her child three months ago. Her SiSi Clement, and before her mama™ she itis-encrally believed'that at the time of the alleged murder the accused was suffering from temporary ^Tn^the Chancery Division on Friday, !February 7, a petition was presented before Vice Chancellor Malms for the windin- up of the Carnarvonshire Slate Company, by MrXrtoS, the holder of 153 shares, fully paid up, and as a creditor for £ 50. The company appeared, and con- ^nted to the winding up. His such instances always held that a fullyp P*™ JP ? holder did not require a winding-up ordei. But lieie it was alleged that the £ 30 was simply due as director s fees. The petition was a most reprehensible waste of time, and would, thereforej dismissed. „ £ At the Chester Assizes, on Friday, Feb. 7, before Mr. Justice Manisty, Thomas Brookes (20) and fhos. Webb (19) were indicted for robbing and violently assaulting John Gibbons. Prosecutor was returning from Northwich to his home at Rudheath, when prisoners rushed out of a hedge, seized him roughly, threw him down, and while one leant on him and pressed a loaded revolver to his head, the other rifled his pockets. The jury found pri- soners guilty, and the Judge said he hardly knew if he ought not to sentence them, in addition to a term of penal servitude, to punishment by flogging. A few years aeo thev would have been hanged for such an outrage. He sentenced each of them to seven years' penal servitude. In a letter to a Welsh contemporary Captain Verney, R.N., gives a hint to begging correspondents, of which we imagine they hardly stand in need. He points out that "with a general election now clearly in view, there can be no excuse for the funds of societies in well managed communities being low. There are many wealthy men longing to get into Parliament, some to whom even to have been a candidate is a coveted distinction They are, as a rule, men who milk freely. It is an intense «niovment to the electors to dangle such a man at the end of a string, particularly if they have already made up their minds to throw him over at the ballot box. In conclu- «ion the gallant Captain makes the rather malicious extensive restoration on n y^ d for open sittings ^iiT&d cs of Staunton stone. The new east ■mndow is fiUed with glass of a beautiful design, and t stained crlass been placed at the west end and filled with stained glass the design of which is partly floral and partly geometrical." The old entrance to the church nas been enclosed by a handsome por■ .• acrintiona received towards the restoration iuna «cnptions receiveu Th total cogt was amount to upwards of wa<, £ 1,950. Mr. R. Lloyd Williams, of■ Se architect, and Mr. Daniel Sheen, of Chester, t&e con tractor. The preachers at the openi g throueh Dean <»f St. Asaph (in the absence of the Bishop through illness), and the Ven. Archdeacon Smart. An extraordinary case of imposture noorlv-clad pened a few days ago at Altnncham. A ^orly clad "woman went to the house of Miss ■= > novertv don, represented that she wasinan abje l -n(T dead in and destitution, and that her husband y.. °' the house. Miss Fail-bank informed the she was not in the habit of giving assistance without visiting the houses of those seeking it. The Iter to be good enough to do this, and she subsequently did so She found every appearance of squalor and des- «t«Ton,i„a to v?ri!y the tmth of the she went upstairs to see the corpse, which covered with rags. On going down stairs she ga woman some money and went away, leaving er in the house. She shortly afterwards returned for the tunbrella, when she was horrified and disgusted to find the "corpse" and his wife dancing about the kitchen, ap- parently delighted with the success of their experiment. On Thursday evening February 6, Professor W. Boyd Dawkins delivered a lecture at the London Institution, in which he gave a summary of what has been learnt from Sit and cave explorations of the inhabitants of Britain uring the later part of the later stone age, in whom we found many of the rudiments of the culture which we now enjoyed. Turning to the evidences as to where these "I ..1-1- -.L .1-' people originally came from, the Professor saia mat ine work of archaeologists on the Continent had shown that the Iberian, or as he would call it, Welsh race, was wide- spread over Europe. At fairs in some of the Welsh towns the Iberian element could be traced in some of the people who came to them from out-of-the-wayplaces. St. Asaph was remarkable in this respect. In Ireland, too, small, <lark men were to be seen, who, if put side by side with the Basque, could .not be distinguished as regards type. The "English who invaded the old Welsh" or Iberians of Lr Island were, on the contrary, tall, fine people, with liorht hair and blue eyes, as was known from history. Although these old Welsh were driven to the mountain ^witnesses there could hardly be a doubt that the raven tresses and flashing dark eyes we sometuneB came across to modern. English people were traceable to them. There armears to be some ground tor Hoping that jury- mtv, »'f"hr,,is'*( £ s hitherto been erfe'ultd Wrontde says that at the Chester « caa6) .«had and cheese and a pickled onion. The consequ that instead of being imprisoned for the night in one ot the long square barns at the Castle, the jury were taken to the Grosvenor Hotel at the rising of the Court, pro- vided with a dinner in the commercial room, and lodged in separate sleeping apartments afterwards.' The only difference made between them and other guests at the hotel was that their bedroom doors were carefully locked and a javelin man was put to sleep in the passage ad- jacent, and, it is said, snored there with enormous vigour." It is satisfactory to find jurymen treated a little better than the prisoners they have to try. Our contemporary shrewdly suggests that the change may have something to do with the fact that the judges have insisted that spe- tal jurymen shall be no longer exempted from serving on IIHrlOn juries. Sergeant Major Walker, late of the 7th Hussars, in --hich regiment he served for twenty-six years, died re- "°ently at Chester in his 90th year. He was troop sergeant- in the 7th Hussars. The deceased serve.1, under Duke of Wellington, and was presented with medals services in the field in the Peninsula as well as at Waterloo. After his retirement from the regular army he J^auae attached to the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry ^valry, from which he retired in 1864, having served ^together in the army and yeomanry more than half a rjfltury. Prior to leaving the Yeomanry, the Arley to which he was attached, presented him with a ) .Borne silver cup and a purse of money, as an acknow- ,Ktftent of his efficient services during twenty-six years 6 had been connected with the yeomanry regiment. The i was made by Captain the Hon. A. Lascelles 1° the presence of Lord De Tabley, Sir Philip Egerton, nd others. Captain Lascelles. in the course of his "Pewh, said to the old sergeant-major, Take this cup Place it on your shelf and hang your medal them remind you of the two periods of y°ur life the actively engaged in fighting for your country, the other ?'the more peaceful duty of training the yeomen forher 5.efen0e." The veteran briefly replied, warmly tha,nking g^tuin Lascelles, Lord De Tabley, Captam Adjutant and all the troop, for the honour they had done J*1"! on his retiring from ths active service of the regi raeut.

FEOM THE JPAPERS.

"-------FACTS AND FANCIES.

FROM LONDON LETTERS.

I POETRY.

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FEBRUARY 12, 1879.

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