ROYAL WELSK YAOHT CLUB !i llJ n'l'J ,')1 .L 1 ) u, HEG ATLA. The Royal Welsh Yacht Club Regatta lie., 1,1 become an established htGt, having been uninter- ruptedly celebrated at Carnarvon for the b,t thirty five years, and every year gaining in popu- larity. This celebrated club is under the imme- diate patronage of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales: its Commodore being Sir Llewelyn Turner, of Parcian; vice-commodore, Mr P. A. Lloyd hon. secretary, Mr C. A. Jones, solicitor. Commodore Sir Lbwclyn, as well as the honorary secretary of this club, have identified themselves with every public movement tending to maintain the celebrity of their ancient native town. What- ever appertains to the marine and other interests of Carnarvon, finds an indefatigable supporter in Sir Llewelyn Turner, and the manner in which he discharged his duties as commodore on the present occasion was characterised by his usual skill aud actiVity, As Ü. as the number of visitors is concerned, this ear's regatta showed a favourable comparison with that of any of the previous years competing crafts however, were not so numerous. This is accounted by the fact that the unfavourable weather for the holding of the Kingstown Regatta last week necessitated the postponement of the annual regattas of the Royal Alfred Club, as well as the Royal St. George Club till Monday, thus preventing many yachts that always run at Car- narvon from coming here on the present occasion. Great interest was manifested in the proceed- ings, and the spacious promenade, from the Vic- toria Pier to Tynycei, was thronged by eager spectators. The elite of the town and.surrounding neighbourhood graced the decorated balcony of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club House, and adjoining walls, whilst the straits were literally studded by steam and sailing yachts, sailing boats, &c., most of which were adorned from stem to stern by an abundant display- of bunting. H.M.'s gunboats Goshawk and Cro.ncr arrived in the straits, the former having on board the members of the Bangor R.N.A. Volunteers, and the latter those of Liver- pool and Southport. Both gunboats were extensively decorated with a variety of flags. The commodore's pennant was hoisted at the main mast of the Goshawk. Amongst; others we noticed the following yachts, &c anchored in the straits before the starting hour: —Goshawk, Lieutenant Suckling; Cromer, Lieu- tenant Bolitha Phantom, 27 tons, Mr Charles A. Jones; Fiona, 5 tons, Mr J. P. de Winton Ro- berta, late Shulah, 20 tons, Jfr R. Parnell; Alumina, 14 tons, Captain Bullock Minnow, 10 tons, Mr P. A. Lloyd, vice-commodore R.W.Y.C; Wonderful. 10 tons, Mr T. Wynn Eyton Nimble Thimble, 4 tons, Captain Owen Thomas; Qui Vive, 15 bus, Mf Pooloy: Queen, 15 tons, Mr F. R. Davies, K.J.J.; Adeona, 165 tons, Mr J. F. Hutton; Morna s.s., 10 tons, Mr William Turner; Flying Scud, 63 tons. Mr W. C. Hogan; Norseman, 206 tons, Mr S. Platt; Fay. 64 tons, Miss Fazakarley; Osprey. 13 tons. Mr Richard Young; Dotterel s.s., 35 to., Mr Albert Wood; Harlequin, 102 tons. Mr P. Stoics: Lorelei, 5 tons, Mr T. Wynn Evton Caroline, 35 tons, Mr J. B. Baldwin; Menai s.s., 79 tons, Captain W. H. Owen. For yachting purposes, the weather proved a complete failure. There was scarcely a breath of wind prevailing during the earlier part of the day, and the scores of flags decorating the yachts, •> lblic budding, &c., remained waveless. How- tICI" w.rh the rising of the tide, a faint W.S.W. breeze sprung up shortly after nine o'clock, and uopes were entertained that it would gradually increase, so as to enable the yachts to make a start; but unfortunately a dead lull took place at that hour. This state of affairs continued for about three quarters of an hour, when a second fresh came round, and a start effected. The course for ten and five tonners was about 15 miles in length, and was round the chequer buoy to the bar, and thence to the flagboat, finishing inside the flagship. For the twenty tOnners the course was twenty-four miles in extent, starting at the stations, and from thence to the pillar buoy on the bar, leaving it on the starboard hand, and thence round the flagboat off Plas Brereton, leav- ing it on the starboard hand, and thence round the chequer buor, leaving it on the starboard hand, a'ain round the flagship off Plas Brereton, leaving it on the starboard hand, and finishing inside the flagship. RNST CLASS YACHTS' MATCH. The Phantom, Carnarvon, 27 tons, owned by Mr C. A. Jones, R.W.Y.C., and the Roberta (late Shulah), Carmarthen, 21 tons, owned by Mr R. Parnell, R.W.Y.C., were the only yachts entered in this match for a first prize of a puise of £ 30, and a second prize of £ 10. The match was opened to yachts exceeding 20 tons, belonging to any royal or recognised yacht clubs. The slip signal, fired on board the goshawk, was given shortly after one o'clock, and both cutters immediately commenced to tack their way for the bar. The Roberta led out, but was obliged, owing to the dying out of the breeze to put down her kedge. The crew of the Phantom also found it necessary to adopt this course, so as to prevent drifting down the straits. After remaining in their respect;ve positions for about half an hour, the breeze freshened, and both succeeded in standing out for the bar. Having reached the bight at Belan, the wind again died out, and both yachts had to drop their kedges. The Roberta, fortunately caught a good southern breeze, and availing herself of the opportunity soon entered the bar, leaving the Phantom in a dead calm on the other side of the straits. Some time elapsed before the breeze came round to the wake of the Phantom, whereas it had taken the Roberta right up to the pillar buoy, which she rounded fully 40 minutes before the former. The unfavourable state of the weather afforded no opportunity of testing the merits of the respective vessels. The opinion generally ex- pressed by experienced mariners was that when caught in the breeze the Phantom was fully equal if not superior to her opponent. The Roberta, which was previously christened the Shulah, is a well-known cutter, and has always held her own with the fastest 20 tunnets of the day. The Roberta came in first. The timing on board the flasrshio was as follows:- Roberta 5h. 27m. 10s. The Phantom was not timed SECOND CLASS YACHTS' RACE. In this match, a purse of X20 was offered, to be sailed for by yachts in bona fide cruising trim belonging to a royal or recognised yacht club. The entries were:- Osprey (Portmadoc), 13 tons, Mr R. Young. Firing Scud (Kingstown), 63 tons, Mr W. C. Hogan. Queen (Kingstown), 15 tons, Mr F. R. Davies. As in the previous match, the scarcity of wind proved a great drawback to the competing yachts. The Queen, despite the lull, succeeded in heading a little at the start, whereas the Flying Scud and Osprey were obliged to drop their kedges before even effecting a tack, and both drifted a consider- able distance. To prevent meeting a similar fate, the Queen had also to resort to her kedge, and, with the rest, awaited the second coming of the breeze. In the second attempt to get out, the Queen took the lead, which she maintained until midway between the chequer and pillar buoy, when the Flying Scud passed her to windward and continued to lead for the remainder of the course. The winning yachts were timed' as follows:— Firing Scud 6h. 22m. 16s. Queen 6h. 28m. 42s. TV; other yacht was not timed. THIRD CLASS YACHTS' MATCH. V r yiiohts from 5 to 10 tons, belonging to a royal or recognised yacht club, a purse of £ 12 12s w offered. The eJ%*ies were :— Wonderful (Beaumaris), 10 tons, Mr T. Wynll Eyton. Minnow (Menai Bridge), 10 tons, Mr Pennant Lloyd. 1 Immediately after tie slip signal was given, the I < M'iiu a very fast sailer, took the h»ad in gr'ng 1 out, an-l getting ahead of tho PIiMnto:] "v.d I Queen, went into the second place with the Roberta. Whilst maintaining her lead of the others she unfortunately grounded, and the Won- derful therefore walked over. Time Wonderful 6h. 28m. 5is. rouu AXD FITS TONNER.S' MATCH. The entries in this race, for which a prize of £ 10 was offered, were as follows:- Sibyl (Llanidan). 5 tons, Mr E. Jones. Nimble Thimble (Carnarvon), 5 tons, Capt 0. Thomas. Helen (Carnarvon), 4 tons, Mr Rice W. Thomas. Loreilie (Beaumaris), 5 tons, Mr Wynne Eyton. Loreilie came in first at 6h. 25m. 40s. The Nimble Thimble was not timed. SAILING BOATS' MATCH. The sailing boats' prizes consisted of a purse of £ 10, -05 for the first, 13 for the second, and C2 for the third. The match was sailed for by opon boats, not exceeding 25 feet keel, no time being allowed. The following were the entries :— 0 Elaine, Liverpool 23 ft. J. Bouch. Sea Nymph, Rhyl 25 ft. J. Foulkes. Comet, Bangor 22 ft. E. Jones. GreatOrme, Llandudno 10 ft. M. Kerrs. Brothers of Conway, Con way 24 ft. 9 in. R. Jones. Emma, Carnarvon 23 ft. 6 in. R. Griffith. Madge, Carnarvon 21 ft. 10 in. J. Jones. Swallow, Carnarvon 20 ft. W. G. Young. Goshawk. Carnarvon 17 ft. W. G. Owen. Zepher, Holyhead 17 ft. W. Owen. Early Bird, Carnarvon 21 ft. J T 0 Richards Tyro, Liverpool 24 ft. G. H. Wilmer. Mistletoe, Carnarvon 22 ft. Hugh Jones. This match was a very lively one, several of the boats being extensively fitted with sails, running well, especially in coming along the course from the bar. The Elaine came in first, beating the Comet by seven minutes, and the Tyro by nine minutes. The Great Orme came in fourth, closely followed by the Emma. A protest was lodged against the winning boat for fouling the Early Bird, but the committee ruled that the protestor was himself out of court, not having gone round the course. FOUR-OARED GIG RACE. In this match the prizes were £ 5 for the first beat, and E2 for the second, to be rowed for in hots by four-oared yachts or other gigs. The entries were Anne Lee, Menai Bridge W. Owen, coxswain 11 Native of Hirael, Bangor W. Pricliard, C, Otter, Carnarvon E. Parry, Mistletoe, Bangor J. Griffith, Harlequin, Liverpool C. Stevens, )) Considerable interest was manifested in the result of this race. The start took place at the landing slip, opposite the club-house. As was anticipated, owing to the proximity of the competing boats, a fowl was effected at the start. Having cleared, the boats were rowed energetically in the direction of the gunboat Cromer, all being nearly abreast. Fortune at first seemed to favour Otter, but when the boats had passed the stem of the gunboat, Native of Sirael was found to be steadily gaining ground, and on arriving at the goal was about four lengths ahead of the Otter, which came in second, Anne Lee being third. In the second heat, Native of Hirael again came in first, Mistletoe second, and Otter third. The Carnarvon boat, Otter, was awarded the second prize as she was second in the first heat, and Mistletoe fourth, a seeond and third being considered better thansecoud and fourth. The win- ning crew, who prided themselves in being total abstainers, were deservedly cheered 011 account of their excellent rowing. JUNIOR FOURS. Prize, £10, given by tradesmen of Carnarvon, to be rowed for by gentlemen amateurs who have never won a senior race. The start was at Porth- lleidiog, situated about one mile from the goal at Porthyraur. Entries :— Lizzie, Carnarvon Rowing Club T. W. Davies, cox John Poole, Carnarvon Rowing Club Keats, This match was devoid of the interest which characterised the outriggers' race in former years. John Poole won easily. The crew consisted of the following persons :—Messrs Crush, H. Hughes, Evans, Moretcn (stroke), Keats (cox). The prize, however, was not awarded to either boat on account of a foul. It is to be much regretted that the members ef the Carnarvon Rowing Club do not avail themselves of the opportunities they have of practising, as it is evident several members of the crews were quite unfit to row in such light boats. R.S.A. VOLUNTEERS' RACE. This race was to be rowed for by members of any R.N.A.V. Corps, in their cutters and uniforms. Prize jE12 given by the tradesmen of the town. The entries were :— Bangor R.N.A.V.. Lieut. James. Southport R.N.A.V.. Lieut. Stewart. Carnarvon R.N.A.V.. Lieut. Owen. Liverpool R.N.A.V.. Lieut. Lambert. Of all the matches in the regatta, this race was decidedly the most interesting, as some of the cutters contained prize-oarsmen. The start was at the club-house slip, and the course from there was round the gunboats Cromer and Goshawk and the steam yacht Norseman, and thence to the finish- ing flag, about 40 yards from the club-house stairs. The start was effected without any fouling what- ever. The Carnarvon crew took the lead for a short distance, but were closely followed by the Liver- pool boat, and no very great distance divided all the cutters at the stern of the gunboat Cromer. By the dint of energetic rowing, aided by the enthu- siastic cheers of their friends and admirers, the Carnarvon crew succeeded in maintaining the lead, and were a length ahead of Liverpool when pass- ing under the bows of the gunboat. An unfortu- nate misunderstanding on the part of the cox- swain of the Carnarvon champion here occurred. Instead of proceeding straight ahead with the view to round the Goshawk, the cutter steered for home, thus affording an opportunity for the Liverpool boat to draw up, and reversing the position of the boats. Another ringing cheer to the Carnarvon crew brought matters right; their cutter soon passed the Liverpool and Bangor crews, rounded the Goshawk, and was again abreast of the Liver- pool boat. To win the race was now but the work of a few minutes. Aided by hearty cheers and subsequent good steering, the Carnarvon crew resorted to a "strong pull, and a pall altogether," reaching the goal fully a.length anl a half ahead of the Liverpool cutter. Had it not been for the mistake on the part of the coxswain, the Carnar- von champion would have won "in a canter." The Liverpool cutter was steered rather badly after leaving the bows of the Goshawk, and the crew attribute their defeat to this defect. The Bangor cutter made a good third; Southport coming in last. A protest was lodged by the Liverpool crew, but no one appeared to support it. The crew of the winning boat consisted of the following volunteersMessrs R. H. Williams, George Owen. D. T. Edwards, John Williams, F.' Vigars, Francis Robinson, D. Davies, Thomas William-, Robert Jones, John Jones (strokes), and S. W. Davies (coxswain). EXHIBITION OF DIVING APPARATUS, &C. During the afternoon, an exhibition of practical diving was given by Mr Robert Griffith, St. David's-road, Carnarvon, Messrs Younger's North Wales agent. The aquatic performances of Mr Griffith., who is a professional diver, were looked upon with interest by the vast assemblage. Races between two boats manned and paddled by "white blacks," dressed in nigger costume, pro- duced some merriment, and was a considerable relief to the monotony of the proceedings. SCRATCH FOURS. In an exfra gi? race, a first prize of jE5, and a second prize of E2 was offered. The boats which entered in the contest were the Harlequin, Fay, Norseman, and Adeona, belonging to the yachts of those names which are stationed in the river. The boats, with the oidinary rowing course round the nuiboats. came in in the following order -Norse- r;in. Harleo'nn, Adeona, Fav. Pen* and other rruor races, together with the usual "duck hunt," took place at the close of the proceeding. Prizes, value twenty guineas (ten guineas given by the tradesmen of the town) were guineas given by the tradesmen of the town) were offered to be rowed and steered for by gentlemen amateurs, in four-Qared racing boats no entries were made. The sailing match announced between the cutters of the R.N.A.V also fell through owing to the scarcity of wind. All the cutters were entered. THE FIREWORKS AND BALL. In the evening, a large concourse of spectators assembled within the walls of the castle where an excellent display of fireworks was made by Professor Penley. The annual ball of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club was afterwards held at the Guild Hall Amongst others present on the occasion, we noticed Sir Llewelyn Turner (commodore), Mr Pennant A. Lloyd (vice commodore), Mr C. A. Jones (hon. secretary), Mr Tuan and Misses Jones (2), Major Turner, Mrs and Miss Morgan, Mrs Macdonald, Dr Taylor and Mrs Morgan, Mrs Allen, Miss Hands, Mr F. Walker and Mrs Jones, Miss Marr, Mr J. H. Roberts and Mrs Roberts, the Misses Jones (Cefn Coed), Mr R. J. and Mrs Davids, Miss Davids, Mr W. and Mrs Hayward, Miss Hayward, Mr J. Hayward, Captain and Mrs Hayward, Mrs Brittain and party, Mr and Mrs Pearson and party, Dr and Mrs Rees, Lieut. Diboth and officers of H.M. Ship Cromer, Captain and Mrs Thomas, Miss De Burgh, Mr F. Thomas, Mr Boucher, Mr Pear- son, Mr G. Thomas, Mr and Mrs Dew, Mr J. and Mrs Poole, Mr C. Poole, Mr and Mrs Aylmer, Mr Peel, Capt. Stewart, Dr and Mrs Kirk, Mr Davids, Mr H. Roberts, Mr Littledale, Mr Davies and party, Yacht Queen, Lieut. Suckling and officers, of H.M. Ship Goshawk, Mr C. Priestley, MrW..C. Hogan, Yacht Flying Scud, Mr and Miss Whalley, Miss Romer, Mr T. Wynn Eyton, Mr W. Wynn Eyton, Mr Watson. &c. Mr Rogers' quadrille and brass band from Liverpool supplied the music during the regatta and the ball.
BANER AC AMSERAU CYMRY, JULY 24. PREPARATIONS IN WALES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION is the title of the front page leader in this week's Baner. It says :—" Wales returns 30 members to the House of Commons. In the last general election, 19 Liberals and 11 Tories were returned. Since that time, local elections termina- ted in the return of two Liberals, in lieu of Tories, viz., in Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire, so Wales is represented by 21 Liberals and only 9 Tories Consequently, Wales stands out honour- ably as regards the number of Liberals, and none of us have cause to blush on account of our position. The House of Commons is composed of 652 members; viz., 489 for England and Wales; 60 for Scotland; and 103 for Ireland and the pre- sent Tory Government has in the House a majori- ty of about 50. But, if every place followed the example of Wales, the Liberals would have a majority of 250 in the House of Commons. But what are our prospects as regards the next election? In Anglesey, two Liberals were re- turned at the last election, by a majority in each case of two to one and we believe that the same result will follow again if a contest takes place. There is no question about these two excellent members coming forward to seek their seats but who their Tory opponents will be is as yet un- known. An attempt was made at a Tory meeting held in Beaumaris to entice Sir R.. R. Bulkeley— the son of the late faithful Liberal member, of Baron Hill—to come forward once more as a Tory candidate for the county, against Mr Richard Davies; but, on account of indifferent health, he has declined. Then it was decided to ask Captain Pritchard-Rayner to come forward; but he re- -fused to give a decided answer for the time being. This gentleman issued an address at the last election, but he retired from the contest in a few hours. It is said that Lieutenant Hampton Lewis, of Henllys—who was defeated in 1873—is the most likely to come forward as candidate against Mr Morgan Lloyd. The Liberals are numerically very strong in Carnarvonshire; but some are afraid that there are among them many who are not to be depended upon as to their fidelity to the Liberal cause. What foundation there is to this fear, we are not aware but we trust that there is no ground for such, and that proofs to the contrary will be had at the next election. What is un- favourable to the return of a Liberal is the strong influence of several great landowners in the county; but is it possible that the Liberal electors here are not enlightened enough to maintain their principles at the poll, par- ticularly as they are allowed to vote by ballot ? The Tories succeeded to win the last seat at the last election by mighty efforts, and the callousness of Liberals, and through the influence of their candidate, as he is son of Lord Penrhyn, a great and an influential landowner, and proprietor of the Bethesda Quarry. We believe that the Liberals can, and will, win this county; but they must be united and faithful. At the present time they have no candidate. No contest took place in the boroughs at the last election, but Mr Hughes wasjelected without opposition; and it is probable that that will be the case in the next election. Flintshire-the county and borough-is wholly safe to the Liberal cause, if no disunion takes place among the borough Liberals. The county is re- presented by Lord Riehard Grosvenor, and to take the seat away from him would be no easy task. The present member for the boroughs is Mr John Roberts, of Bryngwenallt, Abergele, who was re- cently returned by a majority of 125. It was ex- pected that his majority would have been much greater; but, Gonsidering the unfaithfulness of the Irish, and others, at Flint, and other places, it was to be wondered that he obtained so great a majority. Anyway, we trust that Mr Roberts' majority at the next election, if he is opposed, will be very much greater than at the last. Denbigh- shire returns three members, two for the county and one for the boroughs, and one of them is a Tory. Mr Watkin Williams was returned at the last election by a majority of 30; and, in anticipa- tion of the next election, he has announced that he does not intend offering himself again, on account of a difference of opinion between him and some of his supporters at Wrexham—chiefly on the Per- missive'Bill question. This produced considerable urief among the Liberals. We fear that the sup- porters of this bill do much injury to the Liberal cause, and that without doing the least good to their own cause. It is an entirely worthless mea- sure, and it is vain to conceal the fact. That is the opinion of the most enlightened statesmen in the Senate, and it would be well for the supporters of this measure to harken unto them, and drop it, seeking a better one. In place of Mr W.Williams, Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, of Acton Park, has been una- nimously chosen by representatives of every borough and, according to present indications, his election is secured. His Tory opponent will be Mr G. T. Kenyon. It is probable that no contest will take place for the county of Denbigh, but that Mr Osborne Morgan and Sir W. W. Wynn will be re-elected—one on each side. Sir Watkin's is one of the best-known names in Wales; and as he is very much different to what he used to be, it is not likely that his return will be opposed. Merioneth- shire returns only one member, and, whether a Tory candidate will be brought forward or not against Mr Holland, the Liberals are safe there. A severe confer will take place in Montgomery- shire. The '•' •uiity has been held by the Tories for the whole nf tins century, and the present member is one of the Wynne family, and a thorough Tory. He will be oposed by a gentleman of the name of Mr Stuart ihnidell. There is no doubt that the boroughs are safe for the Liberals; and we believe that the county also will be so if there will be udon and co-operation among the Liberals. Ac- cording to present signs, they are sure to make united and energetic efforts to win the seat. No contest took place there under the present fran- chise and the ballot. The Liberals have an excel- lent candidate, and he has had a warm reception by the constituents in the various places in which he held public meetings, rmd it is evident that the «trugg!e wi'.l he ;m exceedingly hard one. If the Liberals will succeed, and there is every reason for believing that they will—the victory will be one of the greatest that the Liberal cause evt-r ha4 in North Wales. If Montgomeryshire succeeds, and Carnarvon fails, it is very likely that some will taunt the latter with cowardice, if no Liberal can- 1 didate is brought forward—and its unfaithfulness if he is not returned—for many years to come. We shall now give a glance at the condition of affairs in South Wales. Radnorshire—the smallest county in Wales—returns two members: one for the boroughs, viz., the Marquis of Harrington, whose seat is perfectly safe, although it is likely that a Tory candidate will be brought forward to oppose him. The county has been from time immemorial in the hands of the Tories and the Walsh family; but there is every assurance that the majority of the electors are Liberals. In the last general election the Liberals chose Mr Price as. a candidate for the county, and he was beaten by only 57 votes, and this was the result of a split only Mr Haigh offered himself as an extreme Radical, without the least chance of success, and he obtained about one hundred votes, which, if they had been given to Mr Price, would have secured his return by a majority of 43; and there is every probability that the Liberals, if united, will be certain of winning a victory in the next contest. At the last election, Brecknockshire returned two Tories-for the borough and the county but in a by-election which took place for the county, a Liberal was returned to the not small surprise of everybody. This notable victory is attributable to the great care that had been taken of the register. In the borough the strength of each party has been rather equal; but on account of the late progress of Liberalism, it is believed that the county and the borough will be favourable to the next'election. The Liberal and Nonconfor- mist element is very strong in Cardiganshire. In the last election the Liberals returned, unopposed, Mr D. Davies, of Llandinam, and, doubtless, they will do so again, inasmuch as Mr Davies has proved himself an excellent and a most appreciated mem- ber. In the county, Mr T. E. Lloyd (a Moderate Tory !) was elected, because of the indifference cf the Liberals all i the sympathy of some Noncon- formists with him and his family. We trust that such a thing will not recur. A well-known and an acceptable Liberal has been chosen, it is said, and an energetic—and, to all appearances, a suc- cessful-eftort will be made to return him. Car- marthenshire returns three members. The boroughs were lately won over for the Liberal cause, and they will, undoubtedly, be retained; and if the Liberals were to faithfully co-operate, we believe the county also could be won. Why should any farmer fear to vote according to his conviction, while he has such a safeguard as the ballot? No reason can be given for Carmarthenshire being in the hands of the Tories, excepting the listlessness and the unfaithfulness of the Liberals. It is very likely that the Pembreke,boroughs will remain in the possession of the present Liberal member, Mr Read, who is an able man and an excellent statesman; and there is no doubt that Haverfordwest will also remain faithful to the Liberal cause. Possibly the Liberals could win the county if they would make a determined and united struggle. The county and boroughs of Glamorgan are re- presented by thorough Liberals and all of them, excepting the member for Cardiff, were elected by large majorities. So, Wales is ready for the next general contest, and nearly every constituency has chosen its candidate, and is determined to fight hard for its principles In all probability, at least twenty-six Liberal members will be returned for the Principality. Of course, disruptions, accidents, and unforseen causes may turn against this calculation, and lessen the number. But we hope that the Liberals will be united, zealous, and determined on behalf of their principles, and that their efforts will be crowned with a great success Y GENEDL GYMREIG, JULY 25. THE MENAI BRIDGE EISTEDDFOD.—The follow- ing is called and translated from the editorial notices of the week:—Celebrities seem likely to be very numerous at the Menai Bridge Eistedd- fod. The committee felt tolerably satisfied when they succeeded in securing the presence of Mr Lewis Morris, the most promising poet in England, and Mr John Rhys, the most eminent scholar of the Welsh. These two will be on the Eisteddfod plat- form the same day, Mr Morris to deliver an oration in English and Mr Rhys in Welsh. But, in addi- tion to the above celebrities, the Eisteddfod will be honoured by the presence of some of the most eminent statesmen in the kingdom, such as the Right Hon. G. J. Goschen, M.P., Sir George Campbell, M.P., Mr Samuel Morley, M.P., &c. These gentlemen have accepted the invitation of Captain Verney to remain at Rhianva during the Eisteddfod week, and we understand that they will be asked to address the audiences at the festival. Mr Goschen is one of the most able leaders of the Liberal party. As a financier he is considered next to Mr Gladstone, and he is one of the most powerful debaters in the House of Com- mons. Sir George Campbell made himself famous as a high Indian officer, and he was considered an authority on Eastern questions. There is no need to say anything to Welshmen regarding Mr Samuel Morley, one of the best helpers of our nation, a supporter of the Aberystwyth College, a friend of the late Gohebvdd, a patron of every good move- ment, and the prince of philanthropists. In addi- tion to all this, Mr Morley is an excellent speaker, and every Welshman ought to come to Menai Bridge to give enthusiastic welcome to one who the nation is so much indebted to. Let him not re- turn to England without the Welsh people proving that they remember his innumerable charities. Y TYST A'R DYDD. The Tyst a:r Dydd (Witness and Dav) savs :— Judge Coleridge has travelled through Cardigan- shire, Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthenshire hold- ing the usual assizes. In Cardiganshire there was not even one prisoner to bring before him. In Pembrokeshire there were but two, and in Car- marthenshire only one. In addressing the different juries his lordship congratulated them upon the high moral status of the Principality. Where in England can there be found three continguous counties having only three prisoners to be tried at thre assizes ? This is the result of the gospel and the labours of Nonconformists. Notwithstanding this, the most peaceful, moral, and loyal country belonging to the Crown is Mot wo thy, says the Government, to receive j62500 per annum towards sustaining its university, while it gives to the same object annuolly for Scotland 418,561, and for Ire- land jE38,198, or jE56,762 between them. This is the treatment the Tory Government deals out to peaceful and loyal Wales. We ought to remem- ber this at the next election."
"THE CARNARVON CHOIR" AND THE PARIS EXHIBITION. Srn,-Kindly allow me to say in reply to "Gomer" that he is in error as to the designation of the Choir formed in this town for the purpose of competing at the Paris International Exhibition. It never styled itself "The Welsh Representative Choir." In the circulars the Secretary sent out it represents itself simply as "The Carnarvon Cheir," hence all of Gomer s indignation runs waste. The Choir, though musically in good condition, has been unable to go to Paris for want of suffi- cient money to cover the expenses. Some handsome subscriptions came to hand, which have or will be all returned in full. We beg to return our grateful thanks to all subscribers and well-wishers. ROBERT LEWIS, Chairman of the Committee.
The Earl of Dufferin has ordered that the Canadian Inland Revenue Laws, not inconsistent with special legislation regarding British Columbia, shall be declare 1 in force in that colony.
MR JOHN BRIGHT AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. At a special meeting of the Birmingham Liberal Association (the Six Hundred), held on Tuesday Wight, the following letter, addressed to the secre- tary, Mr F. Schnadhorst, was read:- "Rochdale, July 17th. Dear Sir,—I read your note since coming down from London. I do not know what to say about the deputation. I am not returning to London, and expect to leave home for some weeks on Mon- day next.' I da not like to give any of my friends the troublr of a journey tj Rochdale, though I should always be glad to see them here. I am alarmed at a paragraph in the Daily News, telling me what is proposed to be done to commemorate my long political connection with Birmingham. I am alarmed at what is proposed, or that anything should be proposed. I cannot now undertake long public work, or take part in any ceremony like that which has been suggested. The loss J have so recently sustained, and the shock I have re- ceived, make it impossible for me to enter with any sense of fitness into proceedings such as apparently are contemplated, and I shall be compelled to ask my friends to postpone or to abandon the plan which has been partially explained in the news- papers. I value more highly than I can describe the confidence which the constituency oFBirming- ham has been showing me during a period of 20 years, and I am grateful to them for the kindness which has prompted the proposition which has been made amongst them. I had no right to ex- pect it, and it comes upon me as a great surprise. I feel it a great honour, and one which I am not at liberty lightly to refuse, but I am too much dis- turbed by recent and still pressing sorrow to enable me to join in any public ceremony of which I am the object, and in which I am expected to take a prominent part. I am compelled, therefore, to ask the Liberal Association and my friends in Bir- mingham not to invite me to any special gathering or ceremony during the coming recess. I shrink from the prospect of it with something like dread. They will add much to that for which now I have so many reasons to be grateful to them if they will spare me what, under my present crisis, would be a burden and a trial which I dare not accept. With the expression of profound giatitude to the member of the Liberal Association, I am, very truly yours, JOHN BRIGHT. F. Schnadhorst." A resolution was adopted, regretting Mr Bright's inability to take part in a public celebra- tion during the present year, and it was further resolved that the proposed demonstration be post- poned in accordance with the right hon. gentle- man's desire, at the same time requesting the managing committee to make all such preliminary arrangements as may be necessary to enable the celebration to be held as early as possible next year as is consistent with the health and con- venience of Mr Bright.
SAD END OF A WAGER.—A man named Jones, a bootmaker, was bathing in the river Wey, at God aiming, on Sunday, when he betted his com- panion a half gallon of beer that he could keep under water longer than he could. The bet was accepted, and both men dived into the water. The companion remained under as long as he could, and, rising, waited for Jones. As after an interval of nearly five minutes he did not appear, two men dived for him, and brought his dead body to the surface. The Government has entered into a contract with Messrs Anderson, Abbott, and Anderson, of Queen Victoria-street, London, for the immediate manufacture of sets of the Oliver Magazine Equip- ment for issue to two regiments. His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught, to whose bat- talion some sets of the equipment were sent re- cently to Fermoy for trial, is so convinced of its superiority over the present valise that he has made known his desire that the 1st Battalion ftille Brigade may be one of the two regiments selected to have it issued to them, a request which has been complied with. The Oliver Equipment, we may observe, is estimated to cost only two shillings a set more than the present valise, but it will wear twice the time, and will save the loss which is at present incurred owing to all the men's necessaries having to be made away with and replaced at the public expense when a regiment is ordered on service. So that the advantages of the equipment over that now in use are very great. SHOCKING DISCOVERY AT CLIFTON.—On Tuesday evening, a young gentleman called at the Clifton Police Station and informed the police that his aunt, a maiden lady, named Williams, occupying apartments at 5, Dover-place, had not been seen for nearly a fortnight, and, as her bedroom door was locked on the inside, he was afraid something unusual had occurred. The police proceeded to the house, and burst open the door, but, owing to the sickening smell pervading the room,, were un- able for some time to enter. On reaching the bed, Miss Williams was found to be lying dead, in such an advanced state of decomposition that it was evident her decease had taken place many days before. It appeared that deceased possessed a latch-key,and was accustomed to go in and out fre- quently. On Sunday week last she announced her intention of going to Cheapstow, and the other occupants of the house, not hearing her about, concluded she had gone. The deceased's apart- ments have been secured and sealed, awaiting the inquiry of the coroner. GIGANTIC LAND SWINDLE IN CALIFORNIA.—The San Francisco Chronicle of June 26th says:—"A fraud of a startling nature, and doubtless one of the most stupendous in its purposes and results ever perpetrated in this State, has recently been discovered, amounting to nothing less than the counterfeiting of the great seal of the State of California, and its application to prodiguous schemes of thievery. For what period and to what extent this fraudulent instrument has been in use, outside of investigation, has not been determined, but it is quite certain that many thousands, mayhap millions of acres of land, including some of the best improved and valuable in the State, are held under fictitious titles, devolving upon the employment of this counterfeit. It is further in- timated that men of prominence and hitherto esteemed integrity are concerned in this fraud, and that its perpetration will in due time solve the mystery of many an easily accumulated fortune in various quarters. From the extent to -which ficti- tious titles to land are held under this counterfeit seal in all parts, of the State, it is evident that hundreds have been directly or indirectly concerned in the villainy, while the victims may be estimated bv thousands. It seems no less assured that public officials in some quarters have beeH implicated in the business and shared in the guilty profits. The manner in which the counterfeit seal has been employed appears to have been varied. Thousands of school-land warrants have been forged and sold on its authenticity. An immense amount of land has been taken in the same manner on forged or illegal Indian scrip and sol- diers' warrants. Special swindles on a gigantic scale have been accomplished by taking up large tracts of lands and parcelling them out to settlers, involving in some instances a clear steal of a million or more. And the audacity of the villainy has even extended to the manufacturing of fictitious titles, by which many a settler has been lobbed outright of his good, improved homestead, or made to pay roundly for the dispersion of the cloud on his title. In what manner the employment of this counter- feit seal was disclosed is not stated, but it is im- possible that, from the points developed in con- tinuous land litigation in the State for some years past, the practice of some gigantic system of fraud should have been unsuspected. It is appalling to contemplate the amount of litigation that may attend a-thorough sifting of the frauds that have attended the use of the counterfeit seal; the hard- ship that will befall the thousands of holders of fictitious land titles, and the downfall of not a few of the high in estate. Already the finger of sus- picion has been pointed in various directions, and startling events may be looked for speedily if some unwholesome influence does not impede the pro- gress of investigation." 1
PU!,T OF CARNAnvox.—Arrivals.—Duke of York, Atherton, Menai Bridge Crane, Owens, Chester King Ja Ja (ss), Jones, Liverpool; Temple (ss), Jones, Liverpool; Annie, Williams, Dublin Ann, Jones, Newry; Swift, Shorman, Dublin; Walton, Williams, St. John, N.B.: King Ja Ja (ss), Jones, Liverpool; Erlina, Anthony, Swansea: Sarah Lloyd, Parry, Briton Ferry; Richard, Roberts, Warren Point; William & Caroline, Jones, Dublin; Comet, Hughes, Dublin Hephzipah, Jones, Dublin; Jane, Parry, Garston Ann Jane, Parry, Southampton; Jane & Annie, Lloyd, Isle of Wight. Sailed.—Polly Preston, Davies, Portdinorwic; King Ja Ja (ss), Jones, Liverpool; Falcon, Richards, Portdinorwic King Ja Ja (ss), Jones, Liverpool Temple (ss), Jones, Liverpool; Herbert, Jones, Portdinorwic Sarah Lloyd, Parry, do Margaret, Hughes, do; Crane, Owens, Chester'(?); Solon' Neilson, Delhouse.
THE APPROACHING ROYAL MARRIAGE. — On Wednesday evening in the lobby of the House of Commons, the meeting called by Sir Charles Dilke, in order that he might explain the reason which had induced him to place on the paper for Thursday evening the motion in regard to the approaching marriage of the Duke of Connaught, was held. Sir Charles invited those who supoorted him on previous occasions, as well as others whom he thought did not quite understand the motion, to give him their influence in bringing forward his motion. There was a fair number of members present, including Mr S. Plimsoll, Mr Biggs, Mr Mundella, Mr J. Cowen, and Mr Chamberlain. No course of action was decided upon. Indeed none was asked for or proposed. It is understood that Sir Wilfred Lawson will second the motion. A CONSERVATIVE ON THE ACQUISITION OF CYPRUS. Mr Plunkett, M.P., for West Gloucester, ad- dressing his constituents last night, claimed that in our assumption of the protectorate of Asktic Turkey we are promoting the interests of England, and we were bound to see that no oppression should be covered by our flag. For this new res- ponsibility a naval station was essential: and by acquisition of Cyprus an opening would be found for English industry. Peace to Europe had been brought about by the Conservative policy, as well as liberty to oppressed nationalities and an accession to our power.-A vote of confidence was unanim- ously voted. MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION.—Lord Hartington, speaking yesterday at Eastbourne at the prize dis- tribution in connection with the Cambridge local examinations, expressed his satisfaction at the part the great universities were taking in encouraging higher education among the the middle classes. Forty or fifty years ago they had little connection with working centres. His friend Mr Forster, M.P., who had done so much for primary education, be- lieved the public mind was now prepared for a further advance, and the State should undertake the inspection of intermediate schools; but he feared it would be some time before Parliament would find time to devote such an object. FREEMASONS' FEASTS.— Freemasons are often charged with spending more for eating and drink- ing than upon charity and at the annual festival of the Benevolent Fund of the Grand Lodge of Mark Masons, the Earl of Skelmersdale, the Grand Master, said he thought that the system of dining in connection with these charities was carried to excess, and that it would be much better if the pecuniary results could be obtained for the various charities without so much dining. In replying to a subsequent toast, however, Brother Binckes, the secretary to the fund and to the Masonic Boys' School, remarked that, although there were many brethren who, like the noble lord, desired an alteration as regards the amount expended at anniversary festivals, yet it was a matter of exper- ience that economy in this direction meant loss to the charitable institutions; and further it is noteworthy that those lodges which expended most in social gatherings were those who contri- buted most to the funds of the ca <rit vie institu- tions. THE ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOO AN" THE CYMMRODORION SECTION.—This section is under the management of the Honorable Society of Cymmro- dorion, and has been established for the purpose of holding meetings in connection with the National Eisteddfod, at which papers on scientific, literary, and other subjects relating to the develop- ment of the natural resources of the Principality, and the intellectual advancement and general well-being of its inhabitants, may be read and discussed. The Council of the Cymmrodorion Society have delegated the charge of the section for the present year, to a committee composed or the following gentlemen, viz. :—Professor T. M'Kenny Hughes, M.A., chairman; Mr Stephen Evans, Mr Ivor James, the Rev. Robert Jones, B.A., Mr Lewis Morris, M.A., Mr Hugh Owen, Mr T. M. Williams, B.A., and Mr Howell Thomas, who will act as honorary secretary of the section. The Committee of the National Eisteddfod, Bir- kenhead, have entered into cordial relations with the Cymmrodorion Society in this matter, and have engaged to make the meetings of the section a prominent feature in their programme. A lecture on the "Acoustics of Music will be delivered, on the evening of the 16th September, by Mr Sedley Taylor, M.A., late fellow of Trinity College, Cam- bridge and papers for the morning meetings have been promised by the following gentlemen: Professor Tanner (Scientific Agriculture), Univer- sity College of Wales Dr. Hugh Rees, general medical officer of health for Carnarvonshire; Mr T. M. Williams, B.A., inspector of schools under the School Board for London. THE BIBLE ILLUSTRATED BY ORIENTAL PROVERBS. -The road to heaven a narrow way. "Paradise is a good place, but often the getting there is by lacerating the heart. "—Evil communications cor- rupt good manners. "A bear's friendship is to scratch and tear." "If intimate with a thief, take care of your ox.Be sure thy sin will find thee out. "The man whom God disgraces is bitten by a dog from the back of a camel."—God uses means. "Though God is almighty, yet He does send rain from a cloudless sky."—God's agency marvellous If God will, He preserves the kitten in the kiln ashes." — The righteous fearless. "What fear of the fire has pure gold?" The wicked have no pity. "The kid's bleating is the wolf's laughter.A change of nature neceesary for heaven. "If an ass goes to Mecca, when he returns he is the same ass. -Riches make to them- selves wings. Wealth is a Hindu's beard," i.e. uncertain, as the Hindu's family connections are extensive, and he shaves when in mourning. This often occurs. There is a similar one: "Wealth is a cliff s shadow, i.e. always changing.—-Mercy after suffering "Though the cloud is black, white water falls from it."—A man trying to enjoy the world and religion at the same time. When the birds are taxed, the bat says, 'I am a rat.' When,the rats are taxed, the bat pavs, I am a Pu 4. • lmilarly, in the Arabic: "They said to the ostnch, Carry.' It answered. I cannot, for I am a bird. They said, 'Fly.' It answered' 'I cannot, for I am a camel."—The thoughts of the wicked are eyil. When the cats has dreams She sees rats.The enjoyments of the rich like Haman's case. "The sleep of kings is on an ant- hill." The Pharisees cleansing the outside of the eup and platter. A white beard is useless if the heart be black "-Taking away may bring more and better. The more a tree is lopped, the stronger it grows."—The penalties of trifling with sin. He who plays with the cat must suffer her claws."—Pride of the wicked. "Like the dust- man's donkey, who paces swaggering, and yet carries only dirt."—The wicked useful in certain things. The invitation of the ass to the wadding is to (carry) wood or water."—The liar is so by nature. "The untrained cucumber is crooked.- Sunday at Home. n Printed and published at the NORTH WALES EXPRESS' Offices, New Harbour, Carnarvon, by RO«T5UT WILLI,VMS, Friday, July 2G'h, 1878.