THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF 1 EDINBURGH. | THE ROYAL ENTRY INTO LONDON. Shortly before eleven on Thursday, (as we announced by tyle?ram last week), the Queen, with the Duk Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Leopold, Princess Btaliicv, and Prince and Princess Christian, left Windsor Castle and drove to the Great Western Railway station, the snow falling fast at the time, and left for Paddington, via Slough. The station was most tastefully decorated. A contemporary gives the following account of the pro- gress — The route from Paddington Station to Buckingham Palace is, on the whole, one of the best that could be pre- sented for the exercise of the decorator's skill; and it is to be regretted that on an occasion like this some concerted plan f ai-ti<in should not have been agreed upon. The want of unity is, indeed, the great failing of the work which met the eve of the Royal party in their progress from the Great Western terminus to Charing Cross. The station it- seJt, as far as the interior is concerned, presented a brilliant appearance, but on leaving it and turning into London- street the aspect of the shops and private houses was mean in the extreme, nor was there any material change for the better in Cambridge-road. Here and there, it is true, pri- vate enterprise had draped the porchies and balconies in crimson <~loth, but as the houses lie back at some distance from the road, and the fringe of garden railed off from the main thorough/are was only filled with some miserable erec- tions, w:th spats exposed to the weather, and with scanty coverings of cloth and bunting, there was little of a festive char: ct-r *o gladden the eye. Directly, however, the turn was taken iuto the Edgeware-road, there was a decided change for the better. Here the local committee's efforts had been fairly succcssful and the whole extent of the route to Oxfo d- streèt was lined with Venetian masts at a distance of some twenty feet apart. Each mast, coloured alternately red, blue, yellow, and black, has in its centre a shield embla- zoned w.th the Russian eagles, prettily arranged with banners j while from the top, stretching from pole to pole along the entire length of the route are strings of flags. Then again at intervals flags of every conceivable hue and of every variety of nationality were stretched across the street, so that the eye as far as it could reach was met by a most elaborate show of bunting. The Marble Arch, in fact, formed the first break in the line, as no attempt had been made even to mark its outline with a little colour, which would have been decidedly effective on a day when the grey stone stood out more coldly than ever against the grey sky. Only a slight attempt at decoration was made in the mansions opposite the Park railings, but on reaching Came bridge Piace flag and mast again came into view, and the shop fronts were for the most partly gaily dressed. Here and there some little orginality marked the devices over the shops, as for instance, at one house in Cambridge Place, where a tradesman named Bond utilised his patronymic by the loyal wish placed under the names of the bride and bridegroom May this bond of love unite them for ever." The appearance of the streets would have been vastly im- proved if the lamp-posts had been covered, or even painted as on the Thanksgiving Day in the city, for the small fes- toons of paper flowers at the top only served to make the ugliness of the London-street lamps still more noticeable. From Stratford place the appearance of the streets, fes- tooned at more frequent intervals, was remarkably light and pretty, and in passing down Oxford-street the occas- ional use of evergreens, not only in the way of wreaths, but in the letters of some of the legends over the shops, afforded a welcome relief to the eye. The only title which the decorators seemed to have chosen to link with that of the Duka was that of the Duchess's first name, Marie, the long Russian word Alexandrovna proving apparently too much for their patience. Here and there the fronts of the houses were to be seen profusely decorated with monograms and devices, but as a rule the balconies intended for spectators were the prominent features. Some of these were particu- larly attractive, being fitted up like a box in a theatre, with muslin curtains and festooned with flags. In the centre of the Oxford Circus a handsome pavilion was placed, while round it was placed Venetian masts, and, linked to these, long chains of paper flowers, stretching across to the four corners, with capital effect. Regent-street looked gay, though by no means equal to the previous thoroughfares. In many of the shop fronts the decorations were confined to crimson cloth, festooned with yellow or evergreens. On reaching the County Fire Office, at the eastern side of Regent street the decorations were more imposing, including groups of statuary. The general effect of the line of colour on the balconies, stretchinz up the street, is extremely good. The remainder of the route to Charing Cross, with the exception of a slight attempt at decoration before the Crimean monument 0 at Waterloo Place, needs little notice-Pall Mall and Charing CroBQ, which offered the finest opportunities, being almost untouched. Even the club-houses, only decorated for practical purposes by covering the seats for the members and their friends in crimson cloth, and the tradesmen at Charing Cross did comparatively nothing. This, after the elaborate treatment of the earlier portions of the route, must have seemed to the Royal party, as it certainly did to the spectators, somewhat of an anti-climax. The general im- pression produced by a survey of the whole route was that want of time had prevented the completion of what would Otherwise have been a most satisfactory work. What the streets lacked in perfect decoration, however, Was niore than compensated for by the warm enthusiasm of the people who had assembled to greet the Duchess. Notwithstanding the pitiless snowstorm which prevailed, immense crowds began to station themselves in the thoroughfares along the route as early as ten o'clock. Though the flakes of snow fell thick and fast, rendering it it impossible to see many hundred yards ahead, everybody geemed to bear the inconvenience with the greatest good humour. The windows, balconies, and even roofs, of many of the houses were crowded with sightseers, while in the streets themselves the crush of people was very great. The military began to line the route shortly before eleven o'clock, and it was no easy task for them and the police to keep back the pressure of the crowd. Along the Edgware- road, Oxford-street, and Recent-street the people were densely packed, every nook and corner being occupied. Punctual to the appointed time, the Royal procession left Paddington Station,and was received with immense cheering. The carrriage which the Queen, the Duke and Duchess, and Princes.) Beatrice occupied was fortunately open, in spite of the inclemency of the weather, so that every opportunity was afforded to obtain a glimpse of the occupants. Slowly the corieje moved along the Edgeware-road into Oxford- street, auiidst the greatest enthusiasm. A heartier welcome en every side it would be impossible to imagine. The Duchess seemed highly pleased and continually bowed her acknowledgments. She was looking much better than she did on Saturday, when she was evidently suffering from the f*.tig-np« of her journey to this country. At the end of Waterloo Place, the Royal carriage was stopped for two or three minutes opposite the Guards' Monument, and her Majesty uttered some words of explanation to the Duchess. At Charing Cross, the crowd, though large, was not incon- veniently so, the open space affording the people an oppor- tunity t) distribute themselves about. At the Admiralty a large number of blue jackets were stationed, and they ap- peared to be highly popular with the crowd. The proces- sion passed through the Horse Guards a few minutes before one o'clock, a number of pensioners from Chelsea Hospital being drawn up in St. James's Park. As the royal carriages passed alongtheMall, the same enthusiasm continued which had char xct -rised the reception in the more crowded streets. Both side, of thePark were occupied with well-dressed people, who bad for hours patiently waited the arrival of the Duchess. As the carriages entered the gates of Bucking- ham Palace the snow, which had been falling throughout the morning without intermission, suddenly ceased, and the sun broke through the clouds. A salute of artillery was given as the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family alighted. On arriving at the Palace, her Majesty, with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other members of the Royal Family, appeared on the balcony over the grand entrance, and cordially ac- knowledgei the cheers of the immense multitude which had congregated in front of the building. At night vast crowds turned out into the streets to witness the illumina- tions, many of which were tasteful in design and brilliant in display. It will be learned with deep regret that the day did not pass off without fatal consequences. The most serious casualty was the fall of a temporary stand at Charing-cross. Three lives are reported to have been lost, and thirty per- sons were more or less injured. In the course of the day Sir Albert Sassooia fell and fractured his arm. Her Majesty, accompanied by Princess Beatrice, re- to Windsor Castle from London on Saturday afternoon. The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh remain at Bucking. ham Palace. The Standard says- We have reason to believe that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will remain at Buckingham Palace for the rest of this month, after which thev will proceed to Sandringham on a visit to the Prince and Princess of Wales. We also under- stand that the Duke and Duchess will, accompanied by the Qu'en, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, make a state entry into the City of London, on the occasion of a grand civic entertainment offered to and accepted by their Royal Highnesses, about the second week after Easter, the day not being yet fixed.
THE MONTGOMERYSHIRE INFIRMARY. The adjourned meeting of the committee for the Endow- ment Fund of the Montgomeryshire Infirmay met at New- town! on Thursday, March 12h. The CHAIRMAN, the Hon. H. H. Tracy, opened the meet- ing by saying: I am very glad to find that the suggestion which last general meeting of the trustees and sub- scribers to the Montgomeryshire Infirmary I did myself the honour of bringin-, forward has met with your favour- able consn &rat!on. In pursuance of the resolution then unanimously passed we are now met to consider how an appeal to the public at large, to contribute to the forma- tion, or I should rather say, the augmentation of an endow- ment, fund rt-quisite and necessary independently of annual subscription to ensure the due performance of the purposes of such an institution, may best be made. And inasmuch as the a'locss of such an appeal may greatly depend on the manner in which it is submitted to those whose kind feel- ings it is s ,u<ht to enlist in its favour, too much care can not be taken that in soliciting their kind consideration the grounds on which such an appeal is made are closely and unmistakably set forth. I feel confident that if this be done the reasonableness of such ar appeal cannot fail to strike any unprejudiced mind, and if so I cannot doubt that th'.se woose generous impulses prompted them when the idea was set on foot to subscribe liberally to the under- take will, now that it has betn carried But satisfactorily, as far as circumstances will permit, be ready to give their aid aM ass-, stance in perpetuating a good work which under thexr auspices has been so well begun, I entertain too, a confident hope that those who have not yet honoured it with their support, influenced probably by some doubts JW to its ultiraate success, now that they see by these pre- =«»>+* thai is »n accomplished fact, and that the mode in ^bich under circamst&uces of no small difficulty it has advanced to its present state, affords the best guarantee for its future good guidance and conduct, will become convinced that their fears were groundless, and that it would be little to the credit of the county of Montgomery were such an establishment allowed to languish for want of due support. But in order to insure the success of this appeal there are two circumstances which should be taken note of as likely to at prejudicially if not guarded against. One is peculiar to the times in which we live and may be said to have its origin in our wonderfully cheap system of postage, the facilities afforded by which have in- duced many persons to avail themselves of so mighty an engine to spread broadcast over the country, totally re- gardless of local interest and connections, such shoals of missives or tnis Kinci as to excite our special wonder, but as might have been expected the excess of them has defeated its own object, for people who have been thus attacked and who have neither time nor length of purse sufficient to at- tend to all such applications, are obliged to have recourse to the only mode of relief ltft them, and so it happens that all share the'same fate, and that good, bad, and indifferent are all consignedjto the receptacle of worthless correspondence, the rubbish basket. The other circumstance to which I alluded is one which affects cases which are in the position in which we are placed at the present moment, and that is where the appeal is a second one; and the reason is obvious. Most people when they subscribe to any undertaking, whether charitable or otherwise like to know that the money they have given is applied to the purpose for which it was intended, and if for the former they are naturally disuusted when they rind that it has been applied instead to the beau- tifying of a town or the indulgence of a taste for architec- tural display-objects which are very laudable in themselves, but which ought to be paid far by those who desire them,and not out of funds intended for other purposes. Nevertheless, I need hardly say that such like misapplications have been the fruitful cause of second appeals, and this has naturally the effect of making people look shy at them-thoiie who have subscribed before not liking to be victimized again, and those who have not, declining to trust their money in such untrustworthy hands. How, then, are we to avoid the dangers of the rubbish basket on the one hand, and that of misconception arising from second appeal ? With regard to the first, I think we cannot do better than trust to the exertions of friends of the cause, and to the kind co-operation of the local papers in calling public attention to the circumstances of the case. As regards the other, I would beg to submit to the consideration of the committee the propriety of accompanying every circular sent forth, urging this appeal with a brief, clear, and distinct state- ment of the rise, progress, and present state of the Institu- tion, showing what contributions have been made to the endowment fund, and how that money has been expended; also what relief it has afforded in its unfinished ptate, and what it is capable now of affording if it meet with adequate support. Such a statement will, I think, prove to the satisfaction of any one that the money expended has not been thrown away, that what has been done has been done well, efficiently, and economically, and with the sole object in view of promoting the utility of the institution. But if anyone, after perusing this statement should still entertain any doubts on the subject, I would in that case confidently ask him to pay a visit to the Infirmary; and, taking all the circumstances of the case, be himself the judge of its merits. I will only say that if he did so I should indeed be surprised if he came to any other conclusion than that it well supplied'a want long felt in the county, and that it well deserved all the encouragement and support he can give it. In saying this I beg it may be distinctly understood that I sue not in forma pauperis, or with any fear that if this appeal be un- successful this useful institution would fall to the ground. I have no such fear. As treasurer, I may be allowed to say that the establishment is quite unencumbered; but as the endowment fund is nearly all absorbed in the requisite site and building, it is now entirely dependent for support on the annual voluntary subscriptions, and though I entirely approve of this mode of maintaining an hospital and think that if the sphere of its utility were extended the annual subscriptions should be increased in the like pro- portion, yet I hold it not right that it should be depend- ent on that mode of support alone, but think it should have an endowment fund to fall back upon when other resources happen to fail, and to meet extraordinary ex- penses. The necessity for this is universally recognised. Witness the Salop Infirmary, which has an endowment fund of £ 30,000. It is unnecessary for me to trouble you with any further remarks. I most sincerely hope that this appeal will be satisfactorily responded to, because I think it of immense importance to the poorer classes of this county that in cases of great danger, from whatever cause arising, they should have the means" of obtaining the best medical advice without waiting for the visits of the medical practitioners, often very difficult to obtain, and when ob- tained perhaps too late to be of use-that instead of bring- ing the doctor to the door of the patient the patient should be brought into close contiguity with the doctor, where if an operation has to be performed he may choose his own time for the performance of it, and where in sani- tary cases he may have an opportunity of testing the re- sult of the remedies he applies. By these means I have no doubt many a valuable life may be saved, and so many a poor man's family saved from destitution and the poor- house. It is in accordance with these sentiments, gentle- men, that I now beg to move that circulars such as I have described be sent to every proprietor and resident in the county of Montgomery. In accordance with the sentiments thus expressed, a form of circular was drawn up and agreed on, to be sent gene- rally to the nobility, landed proprietors, and residents in the county of Montgomery and the neighbourhood. In addition to the donations mentioned at the general meeting, Jan. 30th, it was announced that the Hon. C. H. Tracy, M.P., and Major Corbett, Vaenor Park, would con- tribute each £ 50 towards the proposed fund.
THE LATE MR SHIRLEY BROOKS. The wonderful memory possessed by Mr Shirley Brooks has been remarked upon in several papers. In turning over some old letters the other day I came across a striking instance of this, in a letter I had from him dated March 18, 1873. The following is an extract:— I want to ask you, who know all about Welsh affairs, a domestic question. It is partly suggested by what his sceptical Grace of Somerset said about Welsh coal. All the coals we get, no matter what one pays (they are cheap now, 28s.) are more or less bad. But it has been borne in upon my mind, as the Quakers say, that there is corn in Egypt, that is to say, coal in Wales, which must be good, and which may be supplied somewhere in London. Do you happen to know how this is ? I remem- ber that in the old days in Oswestry we used to have coals for almost nothing, and the late Minshull' the poet,' (but I fancy this man had died before your time) wrote- 'And jaggers may by way of toll Fliag now and then a lump of coal. It must be quite forty years since Minshull wrote the dog- grel, and Mr Brooks read it. In the same letter Mr Brooks wrote, "Is there a photo- graph of that part of the churchyard that holds my uncle's tomb ?" This reminds me that in the Gordian Knot Mr Brooks introduced a character—Mr Henry Cheriton-that was so vivid and life-like, that no one who knew the late Mr Sabine, the "uncle" referred to, could fail to aee for whom it was intended. I remember when the book first appeared reading a passage to Mr Sabine in my office on which he snatched the book out of my hand-in his impe- tuous way—and made off with it, vowing he would write to Charles to protest against being gibbeted in that way But the 'gibbeting,' like everything else the author did, was kindly. Besides he had too high a veneration for his uncle's character, and too greit a respect for his talents, to picture him as anything but a Christian gentleman. BY his friends in Oswestry Mr Brooks was always known as Charles." He did not adopt the "Shirley" (an old family name) until he left the law and became a writer for the press. In the Oswestry Advertizer notice of the deceased it was stated that Mr Brooks's father lived at St. Albans when the son came to Oswestry. This was not so. He did reside at that place in 1847, as a piece of poetry from his pen-for he, too, was an author—written for Oswald's Well indi- cates. Mr Brooks, sen., I believe, lived in London when his son came to Oswestry, and, it is stated in some of the papers, he died at Brill. The Oswestry Congregational Magazine this month states that Mr Shirley Brooks, during his residence in Oswestry, was a teacher in the Old Chapel Sunday School. I believe he never had a regular class he acted as librarian, and oc- casionally took the place of an absent teacher. At that time the late Mr Sabine-who had a wonderful command over children, and was dearly loved by the little ones-was the superintendent of the school; and Mr Brooks, being of his household, would naturally be enlisted in the work that so greatly interested his uncle. In addition to a sketch of the late Mr Shirley Brooks announced for the Gentleman's Magazine, there will be notices of his life in Temvle Bar and London Society. The account of the early literary career of the deceased, in the' Oswestry Advertizer of Feb. 25, was abridged from a paper in a clever serial called The Train, published in 1857. The D CORITAINIRIG that notice was illustrated by a portrait of Mr Brooks, the first ever published. In the Observer newspaper of March 1, Mr Edmund Yates, the author of the memoir in The Train, has re-written and added to his earlier sketch. A.R.
THE WREXHAM STABBING CASE. On Monday James Houghagan surrendered to his bail before the county magistrates, on a charge of stabbing Samuel Davies, an engine driver at Brynmalley Colliery. Mr Sherratt appeared for the prosecutor and Mr T. Bury for the prisoner. The prosecutor was first called. He had his head bandaged up, and looked very pale. He said that prisoner and he were riding from Wrexham in the same stage-cart on Saturday night. February 7th. The prisoner had a bag with him, which lie supposed contained potatoes. The bag was moved about, sometimes on my knee, sometimes on the knee of the prisoner. I told him he had better carry his own luggage, as I did not pay my fare to carry his 'taters." Prisoner's wife said they were not 'taters, but apples they had plenty of 'taters at home, without carry- ing them from Wrexham." I said that did not matter to me 'a 1 Was not soing to carry them. After some more words she called me a scamp. I replied, "A scamp is as good as a whore." Immediately upon saying this I was struck by the piisoner on the right cheek. After the blow I got up to defend myself. I rushed at the prisoner, but I believe I naisseci my blow, and knocked two women off the front seat of the cart, the prisoner's wife being one of them. I soon afterwards found my cheek bleeding very freely. I cannot say how many times the prisoner struck me. I am sure he struck me more than twice. I wore the clothes now produced. The collar of the coat is ripped off, as if by a knife, and there is a cut in the right shoulder and in the left breast right through. The blood on the clothes came from my wound. There are four cuts in the breast of my waistcoat, ard there are four cuts in the left breast of the linen shirt. I had another skirt under that, I which was not injured, My flesh was not cut in the places opposite to the apertures in the clothing. I reached home at five or ten minutes past eleven. I was very weak, and I afterwards became unconscious. I have been attended by Dr. Davis. I have not worked since. Cross-examined by Mr Bury: I had three twopenny- worths of gin and two bitter beers that night in Wrexham. I believe the prisoner was intoxicated a little. I was not taking up too much room in the vehicle. I did not make use of any oath before th-i prisoner's wife called me a scamp. There were no lights on the cart. The prisoner might have tumbled out of the trap, but he was not knocked out by me. I was not aware he got a cut on his face. Dr. Davis said I was called to see the prosecutor at his house in Corney, on Sunday. February SLh. I found him suffering from two incised wounds on the right cheek, one across the cheek, about an inch long and a quarter of an inch deep, the other going down the cheek between two and three inches long. The upper part of the latter was simply through the skin, and the lower part was about a quarter of an inch deep. The wounds must have been in- flicted by some sharp cutting instrument. A fist could not cause such wounds. I did not think they would be followed by any serious consequences. Thomas Griffiths, a collier, who was riding in the same cart, gave corroborative evidence and Edward Williams, the driver of the cart, did the same. Police-sergeant Henshaw stated the facts as to the appre- hension of the prisoner. He failed to find any knife in searching his clothes. He found a knife in the window- sill in the house but the prisoner said that was not his knife, because his had two blades at one end and a file at the other. His wife said he had no knife-he never had one. He told the prisoner he should have to take him to Wrexham and lock him up, to which he replied, Very good." On the way he asked was the prosecutor badly cut, and on being told he was he said, I don't remember how it commenced, nor what was done, any more than an unborn child. When I get out of this no more drink for me." The prisoner was then committed to take his trial at the Ruthin Assizes on Monday next, but he was afterwards ad- mitted to bail, himself in £;")°- and two sureties in £25 each.
FIRE AT BROGYNTYN. Brogyntyn, the residence of Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, M.P. for North Shropshire (better known, perhaps, to some of our readers by its former name, Porkington), narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Saturday evening, March 14, when it was so seriously injured that, according to the rough estimate which has been made by several persons who have inspected the damaged fabric, the damage can- not be repaired for much less than £ 5,000. Brogyntyn is not only the residence of one of the leading families in this part of the country, and the popular member for North Shropshire it is also intimately associated with the history of the Border for centuries and the present mansion con- tains valuable manuscripts, books, and works of art, whose loss would he irreparable. When, therefore, the news was spread that the mansion was in flames, considerable excitement prevailed in Oswestry and the neighbourhood, and before the night was over large numbers ot people from places as far off as Chirk, and even from W rexham it is said, had made their way to Brogyntyn. The fire was discovered about a quarter past four by Mr Shingler, the head gardener, who was in the garden and saw smoke issuing from the roof, round the kitchen chimney stack. Of course the alarm was given at once, and preparations were made to deal with the flames in the most effective way. A mounted messenger was despatched for the Oswestry engines, and a staff of men belonging to the house and estate was at once collected on the roof, where there are two galvanized iron tanks holding about 4,000 gallons, and at the time the fire broke out these tanks were quite full. There was a good supply of buckets and cans on the premises, and, armed with these, the men on the roof, under the command of Mr Price, at once attacked the fire in a workmanlike way. By a quarter to five they had begun to open the slating and pour water un the flames, which, in the first twenty minutes or half hour made re- markable rapid progress. Indeed, to persons in the park at the time a great mass of fire appeared suddenly to burst up from the roof; it was soon evident that a great deal of hard work would be required to save the building, and the efforts of Mr Price and his staff were wisely directed to the protection of the main body of the fabric. Near the centre of the building is a glass dome, which covers the great staircase, and it was obvious that if the fire reached this spot, and the dome fell in, such a draught would be created as would almost inevitably give over the whole house to destruction. The fire was now raging in the upper part of the eastern -P wing (which fronts the drive through the park), where several of the servants' bedrooms are situated. At the close of last week, we believe, only three persons were occupy- ing these rooms, the housekeeper, and two kitchenmaids, whose apartment was at the extreme end of the wing. The flames increased too rapidly to enable the kitchen- maids to save their property; they lost all they possessed except the clothes they were wearing, and after the fire was over the ruined case of a gold watch, which belonged to one of them, was found in the ruins. The housekeeper was more fortunate, and saved all her property. Besides twelve attics and a large room at the eastern end, this wing contains, immediately below the attics, a number of "bachelors' bedrooms" and one dressing room, and lower still the private apartments of Mr and Mrs Ormsby Gore, including Mrs Ormsby Gore's boudoir and wardrobe room. Mrs Ormsby Gore was in London, on a visit to her father, on Saturday, but Mr Ormsby Gore had returned from a visit to Combermere Abbey not long before the alarm was given. He reached Oswestry by train, and drove first to Park Hall, and then to Brogyntyn, and he was in the library when Shingler brought the news of the fire to the house. The hon. gentleman at once proceeded to adopt the best measures practicable in the circumstances and intelligence of the disaster was telegraphed to Wrexham and Ruabon, from which places, as will be seen, fire brigades arrived in the course of the evening. Mr Ormsby Gore was soon joined by several of his friends, and spent the evening in doing what he could to help and encourage those who had hastened to his help. One fire-engine from Oswestry was despatched with con- siderable promptitude, and reached Brogyntyn about an hour after the alarm was given at the house, but it was almost another hour before the second arrived, and it would be quite as well if this extraordinary delay were explained. We believe we are right in saying that some of the horses which drew the first engine were sent back from Brogyntyn to fetch the second It would have been quite as well if a team had been despatched from the house at first, but it probably never entered the mind of anyone there that horses could not be procured at once in a town like Oswestry to draw two engines By half-past five or so the first engine was being worked with a will, and happily there was an ample supply of water from a great tank in the yard, which as it emptied was constantly sup- plied from two neighbouring ponds. The same policy of keeping the fire to one part of the building was still pursued, and in the end was crowned with remarkable suc- cess but at the same time of course the water was poured upon the flames, which, having commenced near the main body of the fabric, were after six o'clock chiefly raging at the east end of the eastern wing. About a quarter past six the second engine arrived, and was soon pumping water on the fire. The scene nowigrew very exciting. On the roof a large number of men were passing buckets from the tanks from hand to hand, and others were removing the slates and emptying the buckets on the fire, or on parts of the building which they were trying to pro- tect against the progress of the flame. In the room below Mr Thomas (Thomas and Whitfield) was doing good ser- vice with an extincteur, which helped to prevent the spread of the fire, and which, it is said, might possibly have extinguished it if it had been kept on the premises, and used as soon as the alarm was given. In the yard the two engines were keeping up their loud pulsation, while the firemen, on ladders and along the roof, were directing the copious streams of water to their proper mark and all round the house detachments of sturdy workers were carrying books, pictures, and furniture, to places of safety. The spot on which most interest was concentrated was one of the bachelors' rooms looking into the court-yard. The flames had made their way through the flooring of the attics, and the room we refer to was full of flame. A few minutes before, only a few lurid gleams were noticed there, but somebody, with the best intentions but the worst results, had rushed up a ladder, opened a window, and created a perfect furnace of flame. Inside was seen the figure of a man looking through the window: a moment or two more and down fell a great mass of burning cieling, apparently on the unfortunate man's head but it was discovered afterwards that he had just escaped in time to save, prob- ably, his life. Night was setting in now, and the wind was rising. Till nearly seven o'clock there was almost a calm, but a strong north-west wind then sprang up and blew the flames along the house, which it was feared might become a total wreck. It soon became clear that the only wise thing to do was to sever the upper part of the eastern wing entirely from the rest of the house. Slates were accordingly pulled off and beams cut through, and pieces of roofing were thrown to the ground in front, to the imminent danger of any per- sons who were recklessly wandering about in the dark. Happily no accident happened to them, or to anyone else, with the exception of a man named James Newick, who has been employed in the Cambrian Works. Newick was working on the roof when he put his wrist out and seriously injured h;8 arm. On Monday morning, we may here state,Mr Ormsby Gore visited Newick, and sat for some time with him. It was between seven and eight, a3 we have said, that the most desperate battle was fought with the flames, which for some time seemed to defy the energetic exertions of the firemen. The spectators watched the struggle with eager interest, and it was marvellous to notice how long the flames seemed to be confined to a couple of rooms. The adjoining room was scanned with anxious eye for more than an hour, when, unhappily, the fire made its way through the walls and filled the chamber. Hope gave way for a while to serious forebodings, but at length the water gained the mastery, and just before eight o'clock almost the only piece of fabric actually in flames seemed to be the sash of one of the windows. Into the room one brave fel- low ventured and cut away the sash, amid loud cries of Bravo and the applause of the admiring crowd. That was really the finishing stroke. The engines, however, went on playing till towards ten o'clock on the smouldering ruins, and large numbers of people remained on the scene. Between nine and ten Sir Watkin W. Wynn, accom- panied by his chief agent, Mr Owen S. Wynne, and Mr William Wynne, arrived with his private fire brigade, which he directed to remain on the spot all night and about the same time the Wrexham fire brigade reached the house; of course after the work had been mainly accom- plished. In the course of the evening a staff of fifty men selected from those employed on the estate was told off to remain on guard all night, under the direction of Mr Price and Supt. Gough, and about half-past three in thQ morning, when the wind was boisterous, their services Were required, A portion of the debris burst into flames but the engines were at hand and the blaze was speedily extinguished; and that was the end of tae fire at Brogyntyn. The damage, roughly estimated at 25,000 (though it is impossible to say whether that is correct), is, we believe, covered by insurance. The twelve attics in the eastern wing, with a large room at the end, and their contents, were destroyed, with the exception of the housekeeper's property. Four of the bachelors' rooms also were partially destroyed, and the ceilings of the others and of some ef Mr and Mrs Ormsby Gore's apartments were damaged but happily the boudoir and wardrobe room entirely escaped. Most of the furniture was removed from the house immediately after the alarm was given, and placed on the lawn, where it was covered by tarpauling kindly lent by Mr Alexander Walker and the Great Western Railway officia's. The furniture includes a handsome sideboard, carved, with representa- tions of Little Red Riding Hood, by Major llinghurst-a cousin of Mr Ormsby Gore's and much of it is made of oak from the estate. One of the first things Mr Barrett did was to take charge of the famous sword which Lord Capel, the day before his execution, presented to Sir John Owen (an ancestor of Mr Ormsby Gore'), and the valuable manuscripts, which were kept in the morning room, in the front of the house. The manuscripts, as is well known, in- clude a fine copy of Higden's Polychronicon," and many original letters of Charles I., Prince Rupert, and others. I These Mr Barrett at once placed in the strong "room. The porcelain and pictures (of which Mr Lowther and Mr H. Lewis had charge), and some of the books and ornaments were removed to the outbuildings, and so admirable was the behaviour of the willing band's of workers, and the crowd generally, that not a single thing was injured, though some were deli- cate articles like glass shades. Indeed, we are specially requested to mention the conduct of the hundreds of per- sons who visited Brogyntyn on Saturday night. There was no stint of workers, and no disorder amongst the crowd. The only regrettable thing was the want of organ- ization amongst the firemen, and it was not pleasant to see windows broken apparently for no purpose; but the fact that a serious fire, which had got well hold of the building be- fore the engines arrived, was virtually extinguished in less than four hours, and confined in a high wind to one part of the building, is sufficient praise to the contingent under Mr Bremner Smith, as well as that under Mr Pryce. It was supposed by many of the spectators on Saturday that the part of the building where the fire occurred had been lately added to the house, but this was incorrect, though the eastern wing had shared in the extensive reno- vation which had been going on for four years, and was only recently completed a fact which increases the sym- pathy for the family in the disaster from which they are suffering. The origin of that disaster it seems impossible to ascertain. By some it is supposed that the fire began in the housemaid's closet, by which the kitchen chimney runs. The fact that a quantity of wood and paper was stored in that portion of the house increases the impression that the flue was the cause of the disaster; though, on the other hand, it should be mentioned that this theory is strongly opposed by some, including the architect, who argue that there was no reason why the flue should set fire to the house on Saturday more than on previous days when it had been quite as much heated, and suggest that a match, accident- ally dropped amongst the wood or paper, was a more probable cause of fire. We give both theories and do not pretend to decide which of them is correct, or whether they are not both equally false. Some surprise was expressed on Saturday that there were not proper appliances at Brogyntyn for extinguishing fires. It will be seen from this report that the storage of water was ample, and we understand Mr Ormsby Gore was about to purchase a fire engine. The assemblage which collected at the house included the Hon. R. S. Cotton, Col. Lovett, Major Lloyd, Capt. Arkwright, Mr Davenport, Mr F G. B. Swete, Mr Rowland Venables, Mr P. O. Gill, Mr Jno. Jones, Mr Hanmer Joues, Mr H. Crump, Pentrepant, the Rev. Howell Evans, the Rev. W. Thomas, the Rev. A. C. Lewis, the Mayor of Oswestry (Mr C. W. Owen) Mr G. Owen, Mr Luke Blackwell, Mr W. H. Spaull, Mr Jno. Ward, The Donnet, Mr T. Savin, Mr A. Walker, Dr Fuller, Mr Sides Davies, and many others, including most of the tradesmen of Oswestry, of whom it is of course im- possible to give a list.
MACHYNLLETH- This paper may be obtained at Machynlleth of Mrs Pugh, News- agent, and Messrs W.H. Smith, and Son, Railway station. J BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH. -Mr R. Gillart (in the chair), Messrs' Evan Jones and Edward Rees (vice-chairmen), Messrs Owen Daniel, B. Williams, G. Griffiths, J. Meredith, Lewis Williams. Richard Evans, Edward Pugh, and the Rev. Daniel Evans. Master's Repo)-t.-The master reported the number in the bouse to be 34 (9 males, 12 females, and 13 children); 15 vagrants were relieved during the fortnight. Out-Relict.-The relieving officers reported the following sums as paid during the past two weeks:—Mr Thomas Thomas, Machynlleth district, 110 paupers, 244 2s. 10.1 Mr Daniel Howell, Darowen district, 356 paupers, C71 I03. 7d.; Mr John Jones, Pennal district, 328 paupers, C58 103. lOd. Balance in bank, JE282 7s. 6d. Correspo ndeizce.-The Clerk read a long communication from the Local Government Board respecting a disallow- ance made by the auditor, of 25 19s. 6d., in the accounts of Mr John Jones, relieving officer. The Board considered that the auditor's decision should be reversed and promised to issue an order for the repayment when the state of busi- ness in the office would admit. Bills jor Maintenance Moneys.—An application was made by the collectors of the Guardians to the Board to supply them with printed forms of applications for monies due from children towards the maintenance of their parents. The Board allowed 15 s. for this purpose. Provision Contracts. -Tenders for supplying the house for the next six months were received, and the lowest accepted. The following are the principal contractors :— Bread, mutton, suet, beef shins, Mr E. Newell, Towyn groceries and Australian meat, Mr Thes. Breese coa), Mr Charles Bowen.
LLANIDLOES- ENTERTAINMENT.—An entertainment, in which Misses Selina Marshall, Hamer, Salter, Bailey, Davies, and Goldsworthy, and Messrs Salter, Swancott, Davies, J. K Jones, D. Jones, J. Humphreys, J. H. Webb, E. H. Wil- liams, S. Lewis, Coates, and J. O. Pugh took part, was given in the Public-rooms was March 16. There was a very good attendance. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH.-Before W. A. Davies and T. 1. Roberts, Esq. P. C. Tanner charged the persons hereunder named with having in their possessions illegal scales and measures, all against the buyers :—Charles Edwin Price, illegal scales, on the 2nd inst., first offence. Fined 5 and costs, paid.- Solomon Hamer, butcher, illegal scales, on the 2nd inst., second offence. Fined 12s. 6d. and costs, paid.—Elizabeth Jones, illegal scales, on 2nd inst., first offence. Fined 5?. and costs, money paid.—Thomas Jones, one half gallon jug, and one quart jug deficient. Fined 53. and costs, money paid.-John Jones, 4th inst., two half-gallon jugs deficient. Fined 5s. and costs, money paid. Nonpayment of Rates.-Meredith Hamer, collector, charged several ratepayers with not paying borough rate. Several paid before the meeting. Education.—William Davies, clerk to the School Board, charged nine persons with not sending their children to school.—Some were fined 5s. including costs, others Is. in- cluding costs, and some were dismissed.
NEWTOWN- THE FLANNEL MARKET.—There was no improvement in the state of the flannel market on Thursday, March 12th, and the amount of business done was very limited. THE WATERWORKS.—The Directors of the Newtown Waterworks Co., are making arrangements for the com- mencement of the works,and it is expected that a consider- able portion of the new reservoirs will be completed during the present year. MISSIONS SERMONs.-The annual sermons, in aid of the Baptist Missions, were preached on Sunday, March 15th, by the Rev. C. Bailache, of London. A public meeting was held in the afternoon. Nearly £10 was collected. LEGAL.—We Lave pleasure in stating that Mr Thomas Mark Taylor (articled to Messrs Williams and Gittins, of this town) has received from the Examiners at the late Hilary Term final examination a certificate that if he had not been over the age of twenty-six he would have been entitled to a prize, and also that he stood at the head of the list of candidates entitled to honorary distinction above that age. THE SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATION.—Thursday, March 12th, was the last day for nominating persons to serve on the School Board for the united parishes of Newtown an d Llanllwchaiarn. The following nominations were reopivA.l by the clerk :-Richard Lloyd, jun., Lewis Lewis, Ind Thomas Edward Issard, retiring Boardsmen, proposed for re-election James Hall, David Hughes, George Thome, Edward Jones, Pryce Jones, Richard Lloyd sen. (with- drawn), Edward Rowley Morris, Thomas Sturkey, James Wilcox, and the Rev. John Williams. Messrs Kichard Lloyd, jun., Lewis Lewis, George Thorne, and James Hall are the nominees of the Dissenters, the Rev. John Williams, Pryce Jones, and Thomas Sturkey the Church candidates. Some other informal nominations were made, which were not accepted by the returning officer If more than seven gentlemen remain on the list, the poll will take place ou Monday, March 23rd. ENTERTAINMENT.—A very pleasant entertainment, given by a company consisting exclusively of juveniles, came off on Friday evening, March 13th, in the Public-rooms. The manner in which the programme was gone through was most creditable to the performers, and drew forth the re- peated applause of the audience, which was a very numer- ous one. Mr J. C. Gittins presided, and the conductor was Mr William Francis. The programme was as follows Chorus, The Hardy Norseman dialogue, Brutus and Cassius Brutus, T. J. Pratt; Cassius, D. W. Davies; pianoforte solo, Gondolied," Mi?s Goodwin reading, Married men," I. J. Pratt; song, I love the merry sunshine," Miss Jones, Park-street-encored. and Home, sweet Home," given; pianoforte solo, Fleurs Italiennes," Miss Florence Kitto; recitation," Master Theo. Morgan song, Newyddion da," Miss Lloyd-encorecl, and an English song given in return reading, Little Jim," Bertie Cooke pianoforte duet, Miss Phillips and Miss Jone3; song and chorus, Land of my fathers," song, Miss Owen 'duet (pianoforte), March of the men of Harlech," the Misses Williams; song, "Thy voice is near," Miss Jones, Park-street; recitation, Miss AddyNunn; duet, "The singing lesson," Miss Owen and Miss Brayne—encored pianoforte solo, Miss Phillips; song, The moonlit sea," T. F. Brough recitation. The little blossom," George Davies song. "Home is Home," A. W. Haywood pianoforte duet, Christinas Quadrille," Misses Florence Kitto and Lille Jones; vocal duet, Country courtship," T. F. Brough and D. W. Davies finale, National Anthem. NEWTOWN AND LLANIDLOES BOARD OF GUAR- DIANS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH.—Present: Messrs Richard Woosnam (who presided). C. Morgan (vice- chairman), J. Piyce Davies, ex-officio, Richard Lloyd, sen., Richard Lloyd, jun., Robert Goodwin, Edward Jones (Park), Thomas Evans, Edward Morris, Andrew i Davies, Pryce Wilson, Richard Pryce, David Hamer, Evan Hughes, John Evans, Robert Edwards, Richard Jones, and Mr Williams, clerk Arrears.—The Clerk reported that in the case of th" overseers of the parish of Llanwyddelan, the arrears had been recovered by distress. There was no business of public interest. LOCAL BOARD, SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH.-Prosent: Messrs E. Hall (in the chair), J. Wilcox. J. Hall, T. Rowlands, R. Goodwin, C. J. Newell, and E. Jones. New Member.—Mr Gittins, chosen in the room of Mr Evan Powell, made the usual declaration and took his seat. The Survcyorship —There appearing no likelihood of a fnll meeting, Air K. L'.oyd moved that the question of the sur- veyorship, to consider which they had met, should be adjourned until the ordinary meeting on the first Friday in April on the understanding that our present officer agreesito continue his services for one month longer on the same terms as before. —Mr John Hall seconded the motion, which was carried without opposition. The Fever.—The Chairman mentioned that the medical officer reported three fresh cases near the house where the first cases occurred. He believed that this house had been a centre of infection owing to women going in and out and carrying it away with them. He mentione3, in illustra- tion of the way in which infection was given, the case of a young man who bad given the infection to a girl, who had given it to another girl who had brought it into the Ju i, i Bettws.—In reply to a question the Clerk said there had been no reply yet to their letter to the Local Government Board. The meeting then adjourned. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11.-Before R E. Jones, E-q, and R. D. Gough, Esq. Illegal Scales.—William Davies, inspector of weights and measures for the county of Montgomery, charged W Saville, provision dealer, with having a flour scales three ounces against the buyer.—Fined 2s. 6d., with 6- coats. Drunkenness.—A man named Williams was charged by Sergeant Hudson with being drunk on the 11th February at the Sportsman Inn, and he was fined 5., and costs in default, seven days' imprisonment.—Edward Jones and Price Kinsey were charged with a similar offence, and were fined-the latter 5s., and the former 2s. 6d., and costs — Two defendants of the name of Lewis were charged by P.C. Pryce with being drunk on the 15th February, and were fined respectively Is., and 6s. costs, and 2s. 6d., and costs. —George Evans, for being drunk while in charge of a horse on the 23rd February, was fined 10s., and G. costs.—John Lewis, for being drunk and disorderly in the Horse Market on the 23rd February, was tined 5s., and costs.— Samuel and John Thomas were each fined 7s. 6d. and c ists, for being drunk while in charge of horses and William Lewis was fined 10s., and costs, for being drunk in Pa: k. road on the 17th February.—For being drunk while in charge of a horse and trap a man named Trow was fined 10s., and Ss. 6d. costs.—John Jones, for being drunk and riotous in Broad-street oa the 4th Marah, was fined 53. and costs.—M. Davies, and J. Jenkins, junr.,were sum- moned by Sergeant Hudson for being drunk and making a disturbance near the King's Head on the 7th March. De- fend ant Davies was fined 5s., and costs. T?-cspus. -Thonaps Powell was summoned for trespassing in pursuit of game, at Great Gwestydd, on the loth February. The complainant, Evan Price, said that about one p.m. on the day in question he saw the defendant and another person in the gorse, near Jones's, the drillman. They had a. greyhound and several other dogs hunting. They were beating the gorse, the dogs were crying and giving their tongues. He should think there were six dogs. The defendant was running with the dogs. As he was going out of the gorse he saw witness, and lay down in the gorse till he got up to him. Witness asked him what was his name, and he said William Griffiths. He said he was hunting. Fined Is., but without cost- A Long-standing Accotint.A man, named Malone, was charged by Sergeant Hudson with being drunk in the Brickfield on the 21st June, 1873. Others were drunk at the same time and convicted, but this man absconded, and has only lately returned. Fined 5s. and costs,
CANN OFFICE CLUB ANNIVERSARY.—The cub styling itself the "Sons of Erfyl Cadfan and Piebaw Friendly Society," held its sixth anniversary on the 4th inst. The members marched to church from the Cann Office Hotel, headed by the brass band of the society. An excellent sermon was preached in Garthbeibio Church by the Rev D. James, rector. After service the members dined at the hotel. The chair was oc- cupied by the Rev G. Edwards, rector of Llangadfan, who was supported on his right by the Rev D. James, and Mr W. W. Evans, the surgeon to the society, and on his left by the Rev J. McIntosh, and Mr J. Jones. After doing ample justice to the good things set before them, the worthy chairman proposed the usual loyal and patriotic toasts, which were responded to most heartily. The rev gentleman next congratulated the society upon its highly satisfactory and flourishing condition, remarking that the annual statement showed that the society was making steady progress, both as regards finance and number, and that the affairs were managed well and economically, which reflected great credit upon the officers and committee; he concluded by proposing "Success to the Sons of Erfyl Cadfan and Piebaw Friendly Society," which was drunk with loud applause. The Rev J. McIntosh delivered some very appropriate remarks during the afternoon, and gave the members some very sound and wholesome advice. Several songs were sung, and the band played several pieces at intervals very creditably. The weather was most de- lightful, and a very pleasant day was spent. The dinner reflected the greatest credit upon the host and hostess, Mr and Miss Owen.
LITERATURE- THE EDUCATION ACTS MANUAL, Eighth Edition, by Hugh Owen, junior, of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. When a work of this description has reached its eighth edition it is unnecessary to say much in support of its use- fulness; but it may not be out of place to remark that the Manual is just the sort of book required by those who have to administer the Education Acts of 1870 and 1873, and consequently find it convenient to refer either to the Acts themselves or to the several orders of the Education De- partment and the Local Government Board as thoy relate to those Acts. The Agricultural Children Act, 1873", has been introduced in the present edition, with notes and other addi- tions, carefully arranged so as to bring the information down to the present time, and an index is provided so that the valuable contents of the volume may not be practically worthless to the ordinary reader. Many of our readers who have heard a great deal about the 25th clause" have probably never seen it, and would most likely of themselves fail to discover the germs of the terrible discussions and dissensions which have gathered about it. Here it is, under tbe heading of Miscellaneous Powers of School Board.—Payment of School Fees "25.—The School Board may, if they think fit, from time to time, for a renewable period not exceeding six months, pay the whole or any part of the school fees pay- able at any public elementary school by any child resident in their district whose parent is in their opinion unable from poverty to pay the same; but no such payment shall be made or refused on condition of the child attending any public elementary school other than such as may be selected by the parent; and such payment shall not be deemed to be parochial relief given to such parent." To this clause there are several notes by the author of the book: the following for instance:— As to the allowance of relief by Boards of Guardians for the attendance of out.door pauper children at school, see 36 and 37 Viet., c. 86, see. 3, post." By referring to the index at the end of the volume we find a list of the Acts quoted in the Manual, and on turning; to the place indicated above we find that Where relief out of the workhouse is given by the guardians or their order, by way of weekly or other continuing allowance to the parent of any child between five and thirteen years of age, or to any such child, it shall be a condition for the continuance of such relief that elementary education in reading, writing, and arithmetic ehall (unlesa either there is some reasonable excuse within the meaning of section seventy-four of the principal Act, or the child has reached such standard of education as may from time to time be fixed for the purpose of this Act, so far as regards any dis- trict in which by-laws under section seventy-four of the principal Act are in force by any such by-law, and in any otherdistrictby a minute of the Education Department.or the child is employed in pursuance of a certificate under The Agricultural Children Act, 1873," and 13 not attending school) be provided for such cbild, and the guardians shall give such farther relief (if any) as may be necessary for that purpose, &e. Our readers will observe that attention is called to sec- tion "seventy-four" of the Principal Action turning to that section we find the following excuses for not attending school: — 0 That the child is under efficient instruction in some other manner that the child has been prevented from at- tending school by sickness or any unavoidable cause that there is no public elementarv school open, which the child can attend, within such distance, not exceeding three miles, measured according to the nearest road from the residence of such child, as the bye-laws may prescribe." From the foregoing it will be seen tha.t :the Education Acts Manual" is just what members of School Boards and Boards of Guardians reouire to enable them to understand the Acts on educations which they have to administer, and if space permitted we could give numberless instances like the one we have choseu of the completeness of the informa- tion the Manual contains, and the simplicity of i s arrange- ment. We shall probably refer to tn:s useful work again, but we strongly urge our readeis not to be satisfied with extracts, but to obtain the book itself.
BREAKFAST.—EPPS'S COCOA. &R RRFUL AXD C ,M,R.T 1 ><,1 — "By a thorough knowledgo of the natural laws which govern thti operations of digestion am loni and by a careful ap- plication of the fine propertii eCt,et\ C0C,)A> Mr KPPa has provided our bre a delicately flavoured beverage which .J? bills.Civil Service Gazette.. w>th Boiling Water or Milk. Sold by Grocers in packets o_ l\, labelled—" JAMES KPPS Oo Honioeonatblc < ■hMnwts 48, Threadneedle-street, and 170, Picca- diJly WorUe, Eustoii-road, Lon.ioL," MANI FACTL-KE O* COCOA.—" We will now give an account of the process adopted ^y Messrs James Epps & Co.. manufactur- ers of works in the Euston Uoad, Lon.lon.Seenrl cle UJx latselVi Household Guide. f25!f3 DISASTROUS T IBE: AT MAUELET.—'The beautiful pi'e of building known as the Anstice Memorial Institute it Made- ley was on luesday morning, March 17th, discovered to be ou fire and fore thre? o'clock ia the afternoon it was comp.tt'. y <- sticyed, no part of the noble pile being left but he jare on side walls. Two engines were speedily in attendance, and another was telegraphed for to Welling- ton, IKU the oevoaring element had so completely got the mastery could not be brought into operation with ai'.y I he loss will be a source of great regret to all parties in the neiehbourb.od especially those who bad knowu and highly .espied Mr Jtba Anstice duving his life. | WHITE STAK LINeT^ N I T E D STATES MAIL 5 STEAMERS, 5,000 tons buitlier. 3,030 horse-power. Sailing from LIVERPOOL for NEW YORK every THURSDAY. From QUEENSTOW>f (CORK) every FKID.VY. Forwarding Passengers to all parts of the United States and Canada. RETURNING FROM NEW YORK EVERY SATURDAY. The well-known Fast Mail Steamers of this Line sail ag under: From LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN ADRIATIC March 26 REPUBLIC.Anril16 BALTIC ..April 2 CELTIC April 23 OCEANIC.April 9 I FROM NEW YORK. BALTIC March 14 OCEANIC March 21 These new and splendid Vessels reduce the passage to the shortest possible time; and afford to Passengers the highest degree of comfort hitherto attainable at sea. Average passage 8^ days in Summer, 9J days in Winter. Each Vessel is constructed in seven water-tight compart- ments. The Saloon, Ladies' Boudoir, State Rooms, and Smok- ing Rooms are amidships, and are luxuriously furnished and fitted with all modem conveniences: pianos, libraries, electric bells, bath-rooms, barber's shop. &e. Fare 12 guineas. 15 guineas, and 18 guineas; Return Tickets at reduced rates The Steerage accommodation is cf the very highest charac- ter, the rooms are unusually spacious, well lighted, ventilated, and warmed, and passengers of this class will find their com- fort carefully studiid. An unlimited supply of Cooked Provisions. Medical comforts free of charge. Stewardesses in Steerage to attend the Women and Children. Steerage fare as low 33 by any other Line. °.n New York for sums not exceeding £ 10 free. For Freight or Passage applv to ISMAY, IMRIE AND CO. 10, Water-street, Liverpool. Or to the Agent— J. D. HUGHES, 7, WilliltID Street, Aberystwyth. CARDIFF TO NEW YORK. DIRECT STEAM COMMUNICATION BE- TWEEN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AXD CANADA Tbe SOUTH WALES ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP CO 'S New- first-class, full-powered, Clyde built Steamships CARMARTHEN 8,000 Tons.600 h.p. PEMBROKE 2,500 Tons 500 h n" GLAMORGAN 2,5°0 Tons .500 h.p. DELTA 2,500 Tons 500 h.p. ANDES 2,000 Tons Or other First-class Steamers, will sail regularly between CARDIFF [AND NEW YORK. ANDES March 28. PEMBROKE April 25. GLAMORGAN.April 11. | These Steamships are built expressly for the Trade, and fitted up with the latest improvements for the comfort and convenience of Cabin and Steerage Passengers. Steerage Passengers provided with mattresses. A Stewardess carried for the female emigrants. For further particulars, apply to CARDIGAN Launcelot Lowther, 21, Quay-street. CARMARTHEN James Bagnall. EBISW VALE H. A. Lewis, Postmaster, MKRTHYE W.J. Presswell, 1, Castle-street. Or at the Company's Offices, 1, DOCK CHAMBERS, CAR- DIFF. "IVTATIONAL LINE TO NEW YORK. lA LARGEST STEAMERS AFLOAT. NOTICE.—This Company takes the Risk of Insurance (up to £ 100,000) on each of its Vessels, thus giving Pas- sengers the best possible guarantee for safety and avoidance of danger at sea. The most southerly route has always been adopted by this Company to avoid Ice and Headlands. From LIVERPOOL every WEDNESDAY, calling at QUEEMSTOWN (Cork) the following day. GREECE Wednesday, March 25 ITALY. Wednesday, April 1 SAIN Wednesday, April 8 Saloon Passage 10, 12, and 15 Guineas, according to the posi tion off Stateroom-all having same privilege in Saloon. Return Tickets 24 Guineas. The comfort of Steerage Passengers specially considered, thd accommodation being unsurpassed for Space, L'ght, and Venti- lation. Pare £6 LS. to New York, Boston, Quebec, Philadelphia, and Balti i- ore, which includes all abundance of cooked provisions. Stewardesses in the St-eerage for Females and Children. Passengers are booked through to all parts of Canada and the United States at reduced Rates. Apply to THE NATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY LIJIIIED,23t Water-street, Liverpool; or to their Agents- EDWARD JONES, Agency Offices, Corwen. WILLIAM DAVIES, Draper, Dolgelley. ROBT. JONES, Boot and Shoe Warehouse, Machynlleth, RICHD. RICHARDS, Railway Station, Harlech. JOHN THOMAS, 6, Castle-street, Oswestry. f25to ALLAN" ROYAL MAIL LINE. SHORTEST SEA PASSAGE. CANADA, and the UNITED ^STATES Shortest Route to the West. The superb Steamships of this Line now ran direct every Tuesday and Thursday from LIVERPOOL to QUEBEC aud PORTLAND, forwarding :Passengers to NEW YORK and BOSTON, and to all Cities and Towns in CAHADA and the UNITED STATES. FROM LIVERPOOL TO PORTLAND. Corinthian, Tuesday, Feb. 24 Prussian, Thursday. Mch 19 Novd Scotian. Thura. 20 North American, Tues. „ 24 Waldensiau, Tuesday.. Mrch 3 Caspian, Thursday „ 26 Polynesian, Thursday.. „ 5 Phoenician, Tuesday. „ 31 Canadian, Tuesday 10 Scandinavian, Thursday Aprl 2 Circassian, Thursday.. „ 12 Corinthian, Tuesday.. 7 Manitoban, Tuesday 17 Nova Scotian, Thurs.. „ 9 Manitoban, Tuesday 17 Nova Scotian, Thurs.. „ 9 The Mail Steamships for HALIFAX, NORFOLK and BALTIMORE, sail as follows:- Forwarding Passengers by Rail to all parts of the Middle Western, South Western and Southern States. Canadian, Tuesday., Feb. 24 Hibernian, Tuesday March 21 Nestorian. Tuesday.. March 10 Austrian April 7 Cabin Passage to Halifax, Portland, Quebec, Norfolk, or Baltimore, £18 18s. or Xlb 158. j to Boston or New Yorfr, £ 16, or CI9, St. JollU'3 (Newfoundland), XIS. or JE15, according to accommodation, including Provisions, but not Wines or Liquors, which can be obtained on board. Return Tickets at reduced rates. A limited number of intermediate passengers are taken in each Steamer at £ 99s., including Beds. Bedding, and all necessary utensils, dining apart from steerage, Applications for berths to be made in advance. Steerage Passage to St John, Halifax, Quebec, Portland, Boston, New York, Norfolk, or Baltimore, £ 6 6s., including a plentiful sup ply of cooked provisions. Steerage Stewardesses are carried by this line to attend to tha wants of female passengers and children. Baggage tanen from the ocean steamships 10 me naaway vara Free of Expense. 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