-c,, r--SW" ilrpillg t The sohnoner JHW Thome*, of Carnaivon, the Btxeltior, ji ijHe.i the Lizard West on Monday. Eo'sr? William, )f r,u-=rv.i. also the JUrtsn oi Carnarvon, passed tHe !,Iztrd on Wednesday. VR;S--F,I^ of Aberystwytn, Jmw;), 46N., 34 W. T. Or'avex, of Carnarvon, bound E., July 5, as N., 0 E. PORT* CAENARVON*.—Arrivals.—AW-IN, Ellis. Newry; King .T., .ra (S,S ), Jones, Liverpool; Jan: Edwards, Swans^-i; St. John. N.B.: Orleans, Boldic, tiusbec Unicorn, Davies, Dublin; Jnfie, Davies, Wexford; Abb"i, Hughes, Liverpool, Kimj Ja Ja (U.S Janes, Liiverj)oal; Margaret d; Ann. Da vies, Cardigan; JOKS !r- ::r, GiiiBtli.-i, SilloLh; We pi* L(Js,v, 2 £ <>rg.iui, Portinlhien; Kleanor Thomns, Griffiths, (ionway. 8ailin:-I. mi'l/. Griffiths, Liverpool; Star, Owens, Guernsey; Aft-ia*. Williams, Silloth; Fire Williams, Portinilain: Kiny Ja Ja (8,8), Jones, Liverpool; Marj Orr, Thomas, Glasgow; An,-on-, Jones, Port- dinerwi};. Ptnri, Hughes. Portdinorwic Lyon, Owen, Portdinorwic. James, Kdwards, Portdinorwic; Nopoimn, ^Thomas, Portdinorwic Barbara, Griffiths, Grimsby Ann v, Parr v, Aberdeen; yepfunt, Roberts, Bristol, Hanvsih, .T^nes, Aberdeen.
OPPOSITION SILENCE. The hbory goes that the celebrated Bell, the anatomist, during a visit to Paris looked in one day on the lecture of a well-known Professor, > "who, s wing his distinguished auditor, at once in- terrupted his lecture with the remark, Gentle- men, wo need not proceed further to-day you may go home and say you have seen the great savant, Charles Bell!" Our Parliamentary during the last week have been little more than this. The House has assembled to do little else than to wait for the words which were expected to fall from the great man, who, on his return from Berlin, has brought with • him the now policy of this Empire all laid out for our acceptance. As for Parliament discus- sing i' 'Ins i.s as much out of the question fo- i of medical students in Pa'ris to ill- vestigate the serious system in presence of its discoverer. They are dismissed with the remark that z.fiy have seen Bell, much in the same way the Session closes on us with the impression that we have little more to do than to look on and register the decisions which have been made over our head at Berlin, or, rather, which were decided on some weeks before, and which were only made public in Berlin as so n as Rus.-v.a had announced her final intention to hold Butoum. Wo do not intend to discuss the Constitutional question as to whether such a momentous policy as this Anglo-Turkish Ddfeasivo Treaty should have been mentioned On the cognizance of Parliament. We fere Vising to admit that there are cases, and thi- is probably one, in which the stealthy advaw-; of Russia must be met by a bold and Budden change of front. All this arty be ad- mitted without much hesitation as well by the stiftesl. Whig as by the staunchest Liberal, and yet the question remains whether a vote of Parliament should not be taken on such an eminent question as this, which will in- volve TW in endless responsibilities. The day has not gone by, let us hope, for debates in the grand old style of Pitt and Fox on broad questions of Continental policy and our rela- tions ii--th the great Powers of Europe. We are entirely of this view of the case. It is not .y to assume that the Beaconsfield policy is wrong in order to challenge it in Parlidmellt; on til-contrary, the impression that it is right, and that the country would, on the whole, sup- port it, rather strengthens us in the opinion that the 4ooner a vote is taken on the subject the better it will be for all interests. The Opposition naturally hold back, for why should they court certain defeat, and the Ministry pre- fer to make their appeal not so much to a moribund Parliament as to the country at large. It is taken for granted on all sides that our Prime Minister is too able a tactician not to go to the country on the cry of Cyprus preserved. That lie wul do so is a foregone conclusion in all circles. Still, Parliament will abdicate its functions if it does not do something more than leave to p. ivate members to ask little peddling questions as to the harbours of the island, and how i;i of water there are off Fama- gosta. bring Parliamentary Govern- ment pt if we leave the grand council of mon as much outside the lines of the uew' ()f'i nt-e-rventioit as if the oppo- site policy of non-intervention had not become of late years one ef the stock commonplaces of the Liberal pany. There used to be not so long ago a Manchester school of politics. Has 0 11 any one heard of its existence for Rome time ? and are Mr Jacob Bright and Mr Rylands the sole depositories of its grand traditions? How are the mighty fallen!" we may say, when it has come to this. For their own sake, if for also other reason, we should like to see the question raised before the session is over. A great debate in the dog-days is not, of course, to be locked for; but a general who cannot fight a l osing battle will never win victories. It was Wellington's masterly retreat from Quatre Bras which put him in position to hold Water! >.
NOTES OF THE WEEK. W ■■ -.ndeiot^nd there is a project, on foot to hold a grand industrial and miscellaneous Exhibition in Carnarvon in tin- enduing autumn, for which purpose a large and iidl'.i'utial com- mittee is being formed. It is also intended, should the arrangements be feasible, to hold a Horticultural Show simultaneous^ with the openiv.:r of the "E"V'ition, and a Dog and Poultry Show at the close. Having such a magnificent building in the town, and such adruvr.-bie rail communication, there ought to be very little difficulty in carrying out the project to a successful issue. The holding- of iiower shows in county districts are conducive of much good, as the stumulus given to garden cultivation has a refining ten- dency Ivars upon the morality of the working Glasses. In regard to the industrial ex- hibition, we believe it would be a source of en- lightenment to our great population to view the processes of the fabrication of pottery, glass Wowing, the working of slate, and other mechanic-d industries. This country is notor- ious for its enterprising tradesmen in "very branch business, and doubtless were they to move with, a view of procuring fine examples of the principal manufactures of their respective trades c, mostinterestirigdisolav could be formed. It would be well to with the Industrial a .seetion for works of art. and curiosities, and in •ii\-cti<>n \d:1, sure the movement the liberal support of the countrv gen- who are rich in treasures which the low(, would be glad to s»\ -0 The .great Quarry Suit at the Carnal vonshire Assire- week, in which Mr Nanney prose- cut".d t. i; Oarnnrvonshire Slate Quarry Com- pany f<u- 're<pi< *•*■, i close late on Satur- ) day ev ling, after a two-and-a-half days' hear- ing. To • case had attracted much. real atten- tion, a:1 the contest of counsel was eagerly watched each day. The judge awarded Mr Uannoy damages. A >t ,listrpsi:lg occurrence is reported in [ ou. to-day xVom Rhyl, where a boat with < four occupants, vVos capsized, and one 01 them, a young man, was drowned. We trust the bravery of the noble fellows who s > gallantly sa I the other three will be duly represented to the Royal Humane Society, and they will receive the reward which they so richly deserve. Owen Williams, a young man employed at theMenai Bridge Railway Station, wa-i drowned whilst bathing in the Straits, the tide having carried him out of his depth. A b6iu attempt at his rescue was made by two member- of the Bangor Naval Volunteers, who were attracted to the spot by his cries. -+- We understand the Rev. Mr. Richardson, who was nominated to the living of Rhyl, has declined the offer: but the Bishop of St. Asaph. in-whose gift it is, is said to have pressed the re". gentleman to reconsider his decision. Mr Richardson is very popular in Aberdovey, and we understand the Rhyl Church-goers are anxious he should accept the living. -+- The Queen's Prize at Wimbledon was won by Private Rae, of the Stirlingshire volunteers. We observe the names of shots from Ha warden and Wrexham very conspicuous in many of the competitions. Seldom is it our duty to chronicle such a horrible deed as the one which was on Wednes- day last perpetrated in Monmouthshire. A whole family was murdered, the husband and wife being found terribly mutilated in their own garden, while the house was set on fire, and three children who were in bed, perished in the flames. The latest information is that a wandering Spanard who had been seen lurking about the neighbourhood for two cr three days previously, has been apprehended, and that the boots of the man were found in his possession. -+- An inquest was held on Monday touching the dearth of one Richard Griffith who met with his death in a most pitiful manner at Bethesda last week. It appears he started by means of a ch,t in down an open shaft, where he fell some distance, and got severely bruised among the stones. He had remained for two nights and a day before he was discovered, and he expired on Saturday from the effect of his injuries. Mold has always been very fortunate' in its curates, but it is quite as unfortunate in losing them. We chronicle this week a testimony of the good feeling which was held towards the Rev. W. G. Thomas, formerly curate there, now vicar of St. Asaph. The Liberals of Montgomeryshire are stirring up in earnest to contest the seat now held by Mr Charles Wynn. Meetings have been held within the last week, and Mr Rendel has ad- dressed several meetings. He has been very enthusiastically received. Mr Hanbury Tracy, M.P., has joined Mr Rendel in his canvass. .0 The quaint little town of Corwen has been visited this week by two of the descendants of Joe Smith, but they failed to impress their doctrines upon the audience they had massed together on a street comer one evening, and were obliged to scamper off to avoid rough treatment at the hands of their congregation. ♦ We observe with pleasure that the people of Holyhead are bestirring themselves with a view to holding at that place the Anglesey Chair Eisteddfod for next year. This will no doubt be officially announced at Menai Bridge Eis- teddfod. — —■♦ The Horticultural Society at Llandudno have in prospect a grand exhibition in August next. They have secured the co-operation of the nobility and gentry of Carnarvonshire and Denbighshire, and will secure many special attractions for the show. The Eisteddfod Committee at Menai Bridge have made all their arrangements in the most complete manner, and have nothing left of the preliminaries to carry out. A spacious building has been erected, and from the interest every- where evinced, there can be no doubt it will be well filled each day. The presidents are the Lord Bishop of Bangor, Mr R. Davies, M.P., Mr Morgan Lloyd, M.P., and Mr Lewis Morris, of London. -+- The Carnarvon Choral Union, which had at one time decided to compete in the international contest at the Paris Exhibition, had last week to abandon that intention owing to the want of funds. About X500 would be required, but as the time was short, and the calls upon the purses of our rich friends so many, the response to the appeal was only about 1120. It is to be regretted that the project fell through, es- pecially after being so spiritedly taken up, and the pieces so well mastered. « Apropos of the above we think it would have been no less important a contest were our local choristers to have entered the lists at Birkenhead Eisteddfod, to accept a challenge which is thrown out by the South Wales Choir. The late choir having been victorious at the Crystal Palace, and made themselves the champions of Wales, will be fully entitled to that desig- nation if they have a walk over on the banks of the Mersey. The Birkenhead Eisteddfod will be held in the third week in September, which is about a month later than the Eisteddfod is usually held, and in our opinion two months later than it ought to be. They are at Birkenhead well ad- vanced > with the arrangements, a monster Pavilion being almost completed. 0 We are gratified to learn that the Ili-h Sheriff of Merionethshire, Mr Wm. John Beale of Bryntirion, Dolgelley, has signified his inten- tion of giving £ oOO towards providing a cottage hospital at Dolgelley. This is an institution, we are told, which is much needed in that town. The Conservative Rooms over the Meat Market, in this town, were on Tuesday evening last illuminated in honour of the triumphal re- turn of Lord Beaconsfield from Berlin.- What revelry was indulged in inside we know not; the public being only enlightened with the modest glare of a load of tallow candles one of which precious lights was affixed in each pane of glass throughout the building. The Llandudno Commissioners have been duped by the magistrates in a case wherein they (the commissioners) prosecuted over sixty car drivers for a breach of their rules. An order was issued that licenses were to be taken on the 1st of July, but owing to some mis- understanding not one of the drivers took out aliaense, and the lot were summoned before the magistrates. The justices dismissed the whole case. The Rev E. Herber Evans, of this town, is announced to preach in the pulpit of the Rev C. H. Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, on Sunday next. 4 Mr Bulkeley Hughes, M.P., who had signified his intention of resigning the chairmanship of the Llandudno Commissioners, has acceded to the petition of all the members of the board that he should reconsider his decision and con- tinue to hold the position which he has so worthily filled for many years. The rumour is still current that Mr Morgan Lloyd will not stand the contest for the Angle- sey Boroughs at the next election, inasmuch as Colonel Hampton Lewis is to contest the seat in the Conservative interest. It is in our opinion unreasonable to think Mr Lloyd would appre- hend .a defeat by a candidate who only polled one-forth of the Liberal vote at the last election, and only one-third of the number of votes by which he was returned. 4 The Conservatives of Anglesey have held their council to consider who they should chose to oppose Mr Richard Davies at the next election. Sir Richard Bulkeley. who, on the ground of his extensive possessions, and of his descent from an old county family, was first fixed upon, bat the worthy baronet told his friends he would not entertain the idea. After some dis- cussion as to whether the seat should be con- tested or not, someone thought Capt. Prichard Rayner might do very well to stand an electoral defeat, and his name was received with cheers. But that gentleman, with commendable good sense, told the handful of Tories assembled that he would consider the matter, and let them know in a week or so. Meanwhile, we imagine, Mr Ri-jhard Davies will feel very timid. « It is rarely if ever the case that a judge enters a town in the quiet and unobtrusive way in which Mr Baron Bramwell entered the town of Carnarvon last week. Instead of being escorted by a retinue of javelin men, with the high sheriff and chaplain, his lordship with his son strrived by an early train and walked down to the residence. The usual cavalcade came hours afterwards and accompanied his lordship to church, and to open the commission in the County Hall. Each morning during his stay the learned judge walked to court, and ren- I dered the use of the high-sheriff's gorgeous carriage unnecessary.
Lord Beaconsfield's entry to London on Tuesday evening was magnificent. The very skies rained down influence. A July sun with a light breeze, a vast concourse of people with not too many roughs, and the mounted police on the whole doing their spiriting gently, and not crushing boys' feet who would not keep in lime Altogether the pageant— for it amounted to that—was a splendid improvisa- tion. It has been said that we cannot extemporise popular receptions. This is nottwe, as all know who remember Garibaldi riding in the Duke of Sutherland's carriage in a red shirt. Lord Beaeonstieid's reception on Tuesday evening was quite as hearty, and it had the same element of genuine suceess that it was spontaneous. There were no official preparations; at least, none worth naming; and this gave it its significance. It is only once in a life-time that a statesman receives such a welcome home as this. Even Vivian Grey in his most sportive mood of fancy never dreamt such a dream of romance as this. The French press is natuYally the one i-.ioEt irritated at the descent upon Cyprus. They regard it as the realising of a youthful dream Oil the part of the author of "Tancred," and already that romance of his youth is reprinted for the benefit of French readers. The question is whether such an adventurous policy on our part would have been possible a few years ago, when the Mediterranean was being fast converted into a French lake. But now that France has effaced herself, since the catastrophe of Sedan, an opportunity offers for an adventurous Minister of the Alberoui type to pluck some advantage to his country out of the self- eif acement of France, and he has accordingly done so. This is the light in which the French press regard it, and we must tiay that from their point of view it is both natural and excusable. On the occasion of the Spanish marriage, England was represented by a respectable peer whom no one had ever heard of out of his own country until that moment, whilst other states dis- patched distinguished statesmen and princes of royal blood to do honour to the ceremony. Questions were put in Parliament upon the subj ect, and the Government were ready with an array of prece- dents. Unhappily, again a representative of the English Court is required at Madrid by the laws of international courtesy. This time the very last- created peer is the selected deputy. Lord Morton will do admirably for the occasion. The dullest, the most tedious and lymphatic- of Cabinet Ministers, he would make au admirable mute. The formal Spanish grandees wiil recognise in him a kindred spirit. Philologists have laughed in vain at the gro- tesque use which the word primogenitnre" has acquired. The destroying angel slew all the first. born of Egypt. But our enthusiastic legislators advocate the abolition of primogeniture" itself, which etymologically signifies first birth. The abolition of primogeniture in this sense would necessarily imply the proscription of all geniture whatever The shade of Herod would rejoice in the Asphodel meadow, Mr Bradlaugh would cease from troubling, and Mrs Besant would be at rest. However, the word has acquired a technical meaning too popular and convenient to permit of any but pedantic cavilling. As a matter of fact, the law as it stands is of little practical importance. The descent of landed estates of any value is care- fully regulated by family settlements, and in the case of smaller freeholds frequent subdivision would be fatal to modern English methods of farming. A change of Jaw which would be of much more pratical advantage to the country has long been advocated by the greatest conveyance of the day. If after two or three degrees of collateral consanguinity real property were to develope upon the state and contribute to the reduction of the National Debt, it would do much more good than it does by enriching some distant cousin with no claim upon the deceased beyond the possession of an infinitesimally small proportion of c&nunen blood, and this in most cases after a prolonged law-suit which swallows up a third or a half of the estate. There is little chance of the Cattle Bill passing into law without still further concessions which will take the sting of protectionism out of it. Fallen as the Manchester school, they are not prepared to let this measure pass without a struggle and 'when the Telegraph does not r upport ft, and even Mr Charley, the member for Salford, openly vote,, against it, Lord Beacorsficld will not wreck his dearly-won popularity to please even the Duke of Richmond and Gordon and hi, agricultural friends in Bucks and elsewhere. A dissolution is almr>t certain tifter the recess, and it would never do to irritate the towns even to please the country. The whole matter will be got over as quietly as possible, as the wire-pullers report from all parts of the country that if the Ministry dissolve on their foreign policy they are safe for a large ma jority. But the Cattle Bill must have its horns tipped, or. it might be :,t s dangerous as a bull in a China shop. Piccadilly is the property of one of the rising novelists of the day, a ladv whose first intention was to call her ineffable journal of society The Telephone. It is, however, reserved for Edinburgh I am told to bring out a journal under that de- signation). They do say that. Piccadilly has not taken the town to an overwhelmin extent, and that Light shows no immediate prospect of making the fortunes of its promoters. On the other liaud, the Whitehall Review progresses, with every appear- ance of becoming a great property, thanks chiefly to the undeniable enterprise of its proprietor, Mr Peacock, the great egg-merchant. Already, pre- parations are being made for the Christmas num- ber, which will be illustrated. Talking of Christ- mas Numbers, the present month is that when they begin to assume form and pressure." So far, I hear of no startling novelties in this well- trodden field of literature. Another week or fort- night will probably reveal something worth the telling. The colonists of the Cape are evidently expect- ing a long continuance of the Kaffir war. Nego- tiations are going on just now at the Colonial Office for the formation of a battalion of English volunteers for service at the Cape, the men to be enrolled for a term of three years, but to be at liberty to retire before that time if peace should be concluded in the meanwhile. If the colony will undertake to pay such a force, including passage out, and if the volunteer should require it back again to England, no doubt an arrangement will be come to. Tt is proposed that grants of lands should be offered to the men on the expiry of their terms, so that they may be induced to become settlers in South Africa. The opening would be by no means a bad one to many a youth of an adventurous term of mind, a muscular frame, and an objection to indoor occupation. On the other hand, it is not a very elevated or noble commence- ment of life to spend three years in potting atnaked savages behind trees and bushes. Taking into consideration the type of humanity to be com- bated, the desultory struggle at the Cape might 9 not unfairly be described as a species of gorilla warfare. A slip of the pen is a more serious matter than one of the tongue, and, what is worse, it is easily actionable. It was so the other day with a lovely but too volatile letter-writer, who, in his haste to dish up the last tit-bit of scandal, wrote Aylesbury for Avlesford, and, what was worse still, Marquis for f,ai-I. True that he mispelt Aylesbury for Ailesbuiv, but this did not excuse the slip of Mar. quis for Earl. The journal in question has ex- pressed its regret and so forth, but it is a lesson of caution which should not be thrown away on cor- respondents. The fashion having been set by the so-called society journals, the provincial press have to a certain extent had to relax, and so sup- ply a column of gossip, instead of the original poetry once in favour. How many reams of bad rhymes have we written in the days of c nr once salad youth Ah me it was at least an innocent oc- cupation in comparison with the cinder-sifting necessary when divorce cases have to be touched. The first Wimbledon week has been, on the whole. a success. The weather has behaved un- expectedly well. We have had rain threatening every day, but the wind has been high, and the clouds have passed over us to empty their bottles in Berlin, where, from all accounts, the weather has been anything but what a visitor could wish. As for Wimbledon itself, it has put on a new ap- pearance to greet its visitors. There is a fine row of trees planted down the main drive, whilst in a few years will offer quite a refreshing shade, and in addition there is a sheet of ornamental water some 35 acres in extent, in which, if they are reminded, the volunteers may vary their sports and display a naval review instead of a military parade. The Coliseum of old could thus be laid under water. And after the gladiatorial games a Nou- machia or sea-fight was exhibited to delight the Roman populace. If Wimbledon continues the same attraction, we shall have proposals for a trial of torpedoes and iron-clads on a small scale, and perhaps our naval volunteers will then find a sphere for their activity at Wimbledon. At present, they are nowhere at the target shooting.
A CORRECTION- :—In correcting a mistake which inadvertently crept into our report of the volun- teers' encampment at Hhyl, we stated "Sergt Harwood," whereas it ought to have been Staff Officer Quarter Master Harwood, who holds her Majesty's Commission. SALEM CHAPEL.—As this chapel is undergoing extensive alterations, the congregation worship at the Glúld Hall, kindly placed at their disposal by the town council. The services held last Sunday were well attended. A MYSTERY.—On Thursday morning, a quarry- man walking along the shores of Llanberis Lake discovered a curious parcel floating in the water. Having picked it up, he found it to be a suit of uniform belonging to a member of the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers. The military authorities have been communicated with in reference to the owner or more strictly speaking, the wearer of this cast-off suit of clothes. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, MONDAY. —Before the Mayor (Mr Pugh) and Mr G. R. Rees. Sureties of the -Peace.-Aiik Roberts, Turkey- shore, summoned Mary Emery Jonee, Bangor- street, for using threatening language towards her.—The defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six months. 7he Stone-Throwing Nuisancc.—The following youthful persons were summoned for throwing stones —Robert Lewis, Mount Pleasant; Owen Jones, Well-street; William Hugh Williams, do. Michael Casey, Oadnant-lane; William Humphreys (aged 4 years), Richard Roberts, Thomas Taylor, Heuwalia; and Joseph Thomas, do. All were dis- missed with a caution, the parents being informed that if they were summoned. again they would be punished with fine or imprisonment. In leaving the court Humphreys' father said that "should the officer find his son throwing stones ao-ain, he hoped he would pur a cane across his back, and not summon him for such a foolish offence." -Dp-?.tnkeiiiies,v. James Rees, a member of the reserve, was fined 9s Gd for drllllkeuness.- Mary Thomas, Henwalia, who now figures rather frequenty at this court, was again brought up on a charge of drunkei-iii,,s.- which was proved by P.C. Williams. The defendant was fined 7s Gd and costs.—Alice Roberts, Tan'rallt, on the informa- tion of P.C. 20, was fined 12s including eo-,Its.- Thomas Prossell, a stranger: Edward Hughes, an old soldier; J. Edward O'Donnell, a stranger were each fined 2s (id and costs for drunkenness. A Riotous Proitit?,&te. -.Nlary Macnally, a prosti- tute, was charged with being drunk and riotous early on Sunday morning, and also with assaulting P.C. 20. From the evidence of Police Constables 20 and 48, it appears that the prisoner was drunk and creating a disturbance in the neighbourhood of Tan'rallt. As she refused to go home, the officers were obliged to take her into custody, and she was conveyed to the police officers' room in Hole-in the-Wall-street. She assaulted P. C. 20 on the wav, and after being safelv lodged in the room she took up an inkstand, and tried to strike him with it.—The bench sentenced her to a month's imprisonment. Affiliation.— Mary Hughes, Palace-court, v. Evan Jones, a member of the naval reserve. Mr J. A. Hughes appeared for the complainant. The bench made an order for 2s 6d with the whole costs Jlhat thf A tytf.r Set"?. Owen Jones, Snowdon Vault*, was charged with assaulting Owen Edwards, a bailiii. Complainant said that during a visit to a show, now exhibiting in this town. a troupe of puppet Christy Minstrels performed on the stage. One of the minstrels referred to a bailiff, which caused the defendant, who was sit- ting in front, to turn round and say "bumbailiff." Complainant informed him he had no occasion to say anvthing of the sort, and reminded him of the fact that his father also was a bailiff. The defendant again turned round, and struck com- plainant a blow on the face.—The defendant, who admitted the offence, was fined 2s 6d and costs. Stealing Trout,Richard Jones, labourei, plek, ded guilty to a charge of having stolen a quantity of trout, entrusted to his care by Mr Richard Owen, Talysarn. It appears that Mr Owen had made a present of the trout to Mr Powell, Coedmawr, and had given the prisoner sixpence tor taking them there. On the way the prisorer .soul a quantity of of the lish. and spent the money in drink.—The bench sentenced him to a month's imprisonment. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, SATURDAY. —Before Mr E. G. Powell and Mr J. D. White- head. Arnault by a Female.—Margaret Roberts, Efail Bach, near Bontnewydd, admitted having assaulted E. B. Phillips, landlord of the Cross Keys Tavern, by throwing a quantity of pig's food into his face. Mr Allanson (Messrs Turner and Allanson), who prosecuted, informed the bench that the defendant had been bound over to keep the peace a short time ago. He mentioned this with the view to show that the defendant required some sort of pro- tection.—In reply to the bench, the defendant admitted having thrown the contents of a pail into the prosecutor's face. He had, she alleged, fol- lowed her to the door of her own house, with a stick in his hand, because she had informed a neighbouring farmer that his (Phillip's) pigs were in the fields. On the recommendation of the court, the defendant apologised, and agreed to pay the cotts. Drunkenness.—David Jones, Llanllyfni. an old offender, was fined 10s and costs for drunkenness, proved by Sergt. Williams.—P C Thomas preferred a similar charge against John Jones, Capel Sion, who was fined 2s 6d and costs. Prosecutions under the Matrimonial Causes Amend- ment Act. William Thomas, Goshen-terrace, Groeslon, was summoned under the new Matri- monial Causes Act for assaulting his wife, Ellen Thomas, who applied for a protection order. Mr Allanso i appeared for the complainant, and referred to the clauses of the act which came into operation on the 27th May last. From the com- plainant's evidence, it appears that she married the defendant about fourteen mouths ago. She gave birth to an illegitimate child about two months before her marriage with the defendant, who was the father of that child. In about six weeks after she had married the defendant, she became ill, and the doctor recommended her to change the air. She consequently left the house, and stayed for a while with her parents. On her return, she found that the defendant had sold a quantity of the furniture. He also turned her out of doors, and assaulted her, and otherwise ill- treated her because she complained of his indecent conduct with a female neighbour.— In reply to the bench, the defendant denied the charges preferred against him by his wife, and applied for an adjournment, so as to procure legal assistance.—The bench ultimately adjourned the case, for a week, the defendant being bound over to keep the peace.—Henry Jones, Bryntirion, Llanrug, was summoned by his wife for committing a similar offence. Mr Allanson appeared for the complainant, who had recently recovered from her confinement. The case was not gone into, as the defendant applied for a week's adjournment in order to procure legal assistance. Mr Allanson made no objection to this course, but stated that unless some arrangement would be made in the meantime by the defendant, he would press the case very strongly against him. The bench ad- journed the case for a week, and the defendant was bound over to keep the peace.
GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT HARtECH CASTLE. The animal musical festival, in connection with the Temperance Union of Ardudwv, passed off with-grand success on Thursday, July 11th, at the ancient Castle of Harlech. The preparations in the interior of the Castle were everything that could be desired, the various choirs being placed in a semi-circle orchestra, thereby giving the audience every facility to see as well as to hear the numerous singers. Appended is a list of the choirs that were present, together with their numerical strength, and the names of their respective con- ductors :-Baenau (Fcstiniog), 95, Mr D G. Davies: Portmadoe, 104, Mr J. Roberts Llan- frothen, 45, Mr J. D. Williams Talsarnau, 39, Mr R. Roberts; Rhiw (Festiniog), 80, Mr J. J. Griffith: Penllwyn, 55, Mr J. Morris Dolgelley, 97, Mr O. O. Roberts; Corris, 75, Mr H. Ll. Jones. The Llan, Festiniog, and Machynlleth choirs were absent. Eos Morlais acted as con. ductor, and the following eminent singers as the principal arti-stes:-Miss Anna Williams, London (soprano); Miss Lizzie Evans, R.A.M., London (mezzo soprano): Eos Dar (tenor) and Ap Her- bert, London (bass). To these were added an orchestra, consisting of twenty instruments, under the leadership of Mr C. A. Stephenson, of Wrex- ham. The pianoforte was presided over by Pro- fessor Pritchard, and the harmoniums by Messrs R. Davies and R. Owen. The committee had pre- pared a book of words, which was a great boon to the audience. The first meeting commenced at half past ten in the morning. Mr David Howells, Machynlleth, kindly consented to preside in the absence of Mr H. J. Beverly, Brynygwin. After a a brief appropriate address by the president, the following programme was gone throughSelec- tion, Dolgelley Brass Band Freyburg," United Choirs; chorus, "Then he arose" (Mozart) Dol- gelley choir; Anthem, Requiem to the late Ieuan Gw-llt (Dr Parry), Llanfrothen choir; Glyn- dwr" (Dr Parry), ^Mr J. B. Jones, Talysarnau Judge me, O God" (Mendelssohn), Portmadoc choir anthem, Yn ddyfal gwyliais am fy Nuw (D. Jenkins), Penllwyn choir; Welsh cliorde (John Thomas, Llanwrtyd), Rhiw choir "There is a green hill" (Gounod), Miss Lizzie Evans; "Pebyll yr Arglwydd," (Dr. Parrv), Talsarnau choir; "Moeswch i'r Arglwydd" (J. Thomas), Blaenau choir; "Gobeithia yn yr Arglwydd" (D. Jenkins), Corris choir; "Honour and Arms," Ap Herbert. The meeting was brought to a close by the singing of the congregational tune,"Persia." The afternoon meeting commenced at half-past two, and was presided over by Mr Oakley. Tanybwlch; subjoined are the pieces rendered at this meeting:—"St. Peter's "Y Rhuthrgyrch" (Alaw Ddu), Rhiw choir; Ad- gofion y niorwr" (W. Jarrett Roberts)), Eos Brychan, who, being encored, gave Y bachgen dewr" (Dr. P irry) "Y Tymhorau" (D. Emlyn Evans), Blaenau choir; "Y Ffrwd" (Owain Alaw), Portmadoc choir; "Hedd a gwynfyd" (Gwilym Gwent), Corris choir; "Baner ein gwlad" (Dr. Parry). Eos Morlais, who, being encored, sang "Y gardottes fach;" Welsh airs, Dolgelley choir "The Voyage." (Mendelssohn), Talsarnau choir: "Y Gwlithvn" (Roberts), Llanfrothen choir; "Y Golendy," EosDIr; "Y Blodcuyn olaf" (J. A. Lloyd), Penllwyn choir. In the course of the proceedings a most masterly address was delivered, by Dr. Parry, who congratulated the Union upon its marked progress since the year 1869. /At half- past five, the evening meeting commenced, when there were about 4000 present, the singers number- ing nearly 700. The chair was occupied by Mr L. H. Thomas, Cae'rffynnon (president of the T-iiioil). The whole of the time of this meeting was taken up by the performance of Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabceus," the rendering of which did credit both to the soloists aud choir. This festival was successful both from a financial and musical point of view.
THE ANGLESEY CHAIR EIS- TEDDFOD. The following names are those appended to the Compositions, &c., to be adjudicated at the forth coming Anglesey Chair Eisteddfod, which will be held at Menai Bridge on the 6th August and the three following days A Welshman, Uricn Rlieged, Llewelyn ddu, Gwladys, Madog, Ymgeisydd, HuGadarn, Horace, Cyjiiro. Humility, Ap Huwco, Dafydd Llefion, Alfred, Groegwr, Petro, Pleidiwr dysg, Derwydd, Iloffwr dysg, Hebog, Coedwigwr, Longfellow, Aderyn du, Bleddyn, Mwynwr ar Ian Menai, Sauery, Un o'r gwiwerod, Y Gollen, Agricola,. imràd, Llwvngerddwr, Coedwigwr, Llewelyn Llwyd, Hen Englynwr, Hdiwr cadarn, Woodman, Gwigvdd, N—ng, Tudur, Bardd y Coed, Gallt -'< -t Heliwr, Asgellog, Coedwigwr, Svilydd, Gwiwerydd. Creadur, Ithel o Lal, Hector, Galar.vr yn gwilio i weryd, Tenay vn, Calonfriw, Treboriaid, Hen Gydymaith, Vita, Gorllwyn, Cyfail. Corris. Yr Ywt-n, Cadwgan, -)Ieiedydd ap (Jadwgan, Foster, Arthur Jones, Monimrs Jeremiah. Mordud Mon, Cyflafareddwr, Tyro] Gwyneddwr, Uu o'r Eryri, Cymro, Flying Dutch- man, Arthur Puw, Daisy, Gwladys Eryri, Amateur, Men try s, Cfede dio, Horse-de-Combat, I Architect, John Owen, RaiQah, Homo bach E. Morris, Eryri Glee Parh-, Gladstone and Co., Party o Port Dinorwie, Cymro a'i Barty. Cambrian Quartette, A.B.C.IX. St Ann's Party, The Triads., John Jones and Friend, Ull yn dringo, Mynyddwr a'i gyfail, R S.H., Miriam. John Jones," D.G.T. Don Carlos, D. A. Jones, Solo vr ail, Thomas Williams, Gwilym, John E. Jenes." W. II, Lewis Griffith Morris, Ifor Wynn, William Daniel Jones, Arthur Wynn, John W. Thomas, Ella Richards, ANnie, Jenny Lloyd, Sarah ill. Jones, Eleanor, George Griffith, Jane Griffith, Miriam, Llwyd y Berth, Dafydd Eryri, A. F. Haslam. Ogwenfab, Gweithiwr, Wandering Minstrel, Philomoiischs, Gobeithiol, Delta, Telynor Seiriol, Telynor Ioanr Gomer, Owain Mon, Eos Mon, O.E., J.W., Eos Mai, Teiynog, Salome, Huw ap Huw o Lwydiarth, Nildesperandum, Hors de Combat, d Livingstone.
THE PREMIER'S "SPEECH. The Times says It was in full accordance with a real character and import of the occasion that the Premier's speech was couched throughout in a modest and even apologetic tone. It would neither desire us to boast of having triumphed over Russia nor rejoice in the new position we have found it, necessary to assume Lord Derby's criticisms were perfectly legitimate, but he transgressed his rights and the customs it is desirable to uohold when.he went back to his recollection of former discussions. The public does not desire a revela- tion of the Cabinet, and Lord Derbv does not improve his position by blurting them" out for his own purposes. The Cabinet ha* secured by proper boldness a peace upon which even Lord Derby is obliged to offer his congratulations The Standard says It would be flattering to say the Premier delivered a great oration, but it would argue blindness to deny he made a states. manlike speech for the second time. Lord Derby has shown himself little qualified to sit in anv Cabinet, and no minister could be blamed who hesitated to accept him as a colleague. The Daily A/cws says:—The speech was hardly equal to the occasion. It was very clever, but somewhat artificial. It was always elaborate, and sometimes cold. Lord Beaconsfield reduced the part of his Government to the business of opposing Russia and upholding Turkey. The Tciegraph says It was an exposition which for lucidity and decision and skilful marshalling of facts and arguments may be called a model par- liamentary statement. V'II;N\A, Tuesday. The negotiations between* Austria and the Porte in view of occupation have made no progres since yesterday. Both parties appear reluctant to yield. Caratheodori Pasha has had a long interview with Andrassy, during which the Prime Ministry was not a little astonished to hear the Ottoman plenipotentiary speak in a very different tone from that lie had taken at Berlin. Beneath the lan- guage of the Turks there evidently lurks a danger- ous disposition to withstand the decisions ot the Congress. RP, BERLIN-. Thursday night. fTi u rC w^ere tlie exchange of the ratifications of the Lerlm Treaty will take place is still un- decided. The treaty merely fixed the time within three weeks. Professor Kiepert, the eminent cartographer, shows that grave and often ridiculous geographical errors occur in the treaty, which, in some instances, he maintains is quite unintelli- gible. The governments concerned ought to cor- rect the mistakes previous to the ratification, otherwise they may prove dangerous. Nearly all the Ambassadors excepting the Ottomau will leave Berlin for a long holiday. This is considered a good sign of permanent peace. PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS,—THVP.SD.VY. Lord Beaconsfield made au important speech in laying the protocols of the Berlin Treaty before the House. His lordship said that the modifica- tions made by the Congress had removed the menace to the independence of Europe and the threatened injury to the British Empire which would have resulted from the San Stefano Treaty By that Treaty about, half of Turkey in Europe SKI*110 a S-ate Calied Blll-an'^ insisting of U( ,000 geograpmcal miles, and containing a population of four millions. Of this, the Congress had returned to the Sultan upwards of 30,000 miles and a population of two and a half millions It had also given to the Porte a frontier which, in the hands of the race that defended Pleviia," would be impenetrable. The occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was resolved upon, his lordship pro- ceeded to contend, in mercy to Turkey, which "upon commencing a new career," could not afford to spare the army of 50,000 men which was necessary to re-establish order in those provinces Lord Beaconsfield denied that there had been a partition to Turkey. There were many countries he said-England among the number-which had lost. territory, but it could not be said that their losses amounted to what was called partition. The Premier next touched upon the Greek question, and denied that the English plenipoten- tiaries had not attended to the complaints of that country. 1 urkey was prepared to consider i rectification of frontiers P" on a TargT «nd liberal scale;" but whenever a considerable accession of resources and strength was offered to S f* rejected them. As she looked upon the offei of a province m the light of an instalment it was impossible to accede to her demands -kftc-r citing the authority of Prince Bismarck in support of his assertion that Turkey in Europe still existed as a Power, the Prime Minister said, in concluding this part of his speech, that if the results of the Congress had,baen obtained after a loii" war he did not think that they could be coi)sicfere,j un satisfactory or contemptible. Turning to the state of things in Asia, he remarked that public opinion would not have supported the Government in a war carried on for the purpose of d'-privinsr Russia of the territory ceded to her as the result of her success. They did not, therefore, consider it advisable to make HUH restoration to the *Port» but the Government nad in view all along enormous aud substantial interests in the East aurf this was the poo,y they pursued, both in the Congress of Benm an I the Convention of Con- stantinople. The noole lord concluded amid.-t eheer by laying tae protocols on the table.-Lord ■TthatetheiK}?ed tlle Prcalier's statement, and raid that ht obligations eutered into on behalf of I urkey were such as the present Government had no right to place upon those wiio might succeed them in the future administration of the affairs o* the Empu-e.- Lord Derby followed, and asked what yPrus was worth to this country. The noblu lord avowed that his reason for quitting the Cabinet was the decision then arrived at that it was necessary to seeuie a naval station in tht, eastern part of the Mediterranean. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—T-.ojnsiuv. Mr Otway asked the Government whether Russia had relinquished her claim io an indemnity of forty millions sterling from Turkey Th Chancellor of the Exchequer said that Turkev was not "internationally bound," and could not b- compelled to pay any portion of the indemnity until the claims of all its previous creditors had been paid in full Mr Otway further inquired whether the Sail Stefano Treaty, as modified bv the Congress, was still in force as between Ru^i t and Turkey but the Chancellor of the Exchequer declined to answer this question without notice" The House afterwards went ii;tu committee on *VA Cattle BiU. -e on the