OUTRIGGERS' RACE. -As we stated in our last issue, the prize in the junior fours race, which was contested for at. the regatta, was not awarded to the winning crew because of a foul having taken place. This resulted in a second race, which came off on Wednesday eveninsr, when the John Poole came in first, and was declared the winner. The Lizzy was a few lengths behind. MILITARY.—The following members of the 1st Carnarvon Artillery Corps will proceed to Shoe- btuyuess next Friday, to take part in the prizes' "Competition :—Sergeant Major Parry, Sergeant James Williams, Sergeant E. Thorman, Corporal -L er II. Pritchard, Corporal J. Hughes, Bombadier R. Francis, Gunner I). J. Roberts, Gunner Owen Jones, Gunner J. N. Evans, and Gunner George Davies. This will be the first time for the Car- narvon corps to be represented at Shoeburyness competition. The representatives will be com- manded by Lieutenant Harding. TRJ: MILITIA RESERVES.—A deal of excitement Prevailed in the town about 7.30 o'clock on Tues- day morning, the occasion being the return of the miiitia reserves from Ehniskellen. At the railway station, they were met by Capt. Clayton and the militia band, and were lustily cheered by hundreds of persons. Having marched to the Barracks, the men were paid oft. and were allowed to return to their families and relatives. The conduct of the men during their stav in Euniskellen was unex- ceptionally good, and it is gratifying to think that pnly a few of them signalised their return home by indulging in a few glasses too much. EXCURSIONS.—The members of the Turf-square ounday School enjoyed a delightful picnic on the shores of Quelhn Lake on Tuesday, and heartily enjoyed themselves.—Llanddwyn was the locale selected upon for the Church Sunday School ex- cursion. The pleasure-seekers weie conveyed thithe\- by the steatner Mayflower. All seemed highly delighted by the day's proceedings.-On Thursday, the members of Moriah Calvinistic Sunday School (GOO in nnmber) visited Llandudno, and were much pleased with their day's "outing." —The members of the Salem and Pendrcf Sunday Schools will visit Beaumaris next Monday. The steamer Mayflower has been hired for the occasion. PRESENTATION TO Un E. JONES, LATE STATION- MASTER.—Last Friday evening a large number of gentlemen met together with the view to present 1 C,4e Mr Edward Jones (who was lately a stationmaster in this town, but who now manages the Nant- gwytheyrn Sett Quarry), with a testimonial ex- pressive of their high respect towarus him. The chair was taken on the occasion by Mr Menzies, who briefly referred to the object of the. meeting. He observed that when Mr Jones' intention of resigning his post as stationmaster became known. the leading tradesmen of the town resolved to do something to show their good feelings towards him, and especially to express their indebtedness to Mr Jones for the kind and unostentatious manner in which he had discharged the duties of his office during his stay at Carnarvon. -No special efforts were made in connection with the movement; neither was a public subscription made but the Sum of £42 was soon collected. The Chairman then formally presented Mr Jones with a purse containing jE37 10s, and a beautifully framed illu- minated address, prepared by Mr Marples, Liver- pool. The address was as follows :— TO MR EDWARD JONES. h'.adiu1: the undersigned, on behalf of the h £ n1%^ Carnarvon and others, hp- to tainip" the together with the purse eon- sincere re=meetV £ -37 10s, as a manifestation of their leaving Carnarvon^ 3 ycu 1,IK,n the °(:t:as!ion of clmrged^e^neroiisn^1?'0 marm.ei' in which you dis- master in this town'for »°* the admiration of the leadingtrn^ars ha*iov vou and evoked the warmest svmr.S f^l'1 ->f L>r»frvOT1J a desire forthe welfare and prosnori^ y13" m'dot, and Mrs Jones. They desire to ytn as a momento of their appreciation of the uniibatifts? endenvmr at all times displayed by von to oS thcf4 "with whom you came in contact durin? vow tmn of office. office. W. B. Jeffrey. Thomas "Williams, Golden Goat John Menzies. R- W illiams, Bruuswiok Build- Robert Newton. nurs. 1Jlum M.T. Morris JM«eMercbmt. R. illinms, O-cri'di J- Evans, Lienor. Ofj;c°. Following the presentation of the address, the chair-man handed to Mr Jones a splendid enam- filled painting of Carnarvon Castle, the gift of the firm of Messrs Ni. iiolls and Owen. Addresses cxpre-sive of the good feelings of the trades- men of Cam Ri-vou towards Mr Jones were then made by Captain Jeffreys, Mr M. T. Morris, Mi- Thomas Williams, Mr W. G. Ovv'en, Mr R. Wil- liams, &c. The meeting was afterv/;ii'eis adjourned to the Prince of Wales Hotel, where a sumptuous supper was prepared. Mr M. T. Morris occupied the chair, the vice-cliair being filled by Ur Thomas Williams. The toast Health and Success to Mr and Mrs Jones" was warmly received and acknow- I ledged. A very pleasant evening was spent. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, Sawhum". — before Lord Ncwborough (chairman), Mr E. G. Powell, and Mr J. D. Whitehead. Crucify to a Bog. P.O. Evans preferred a charge of th;s nature against W. E. Williams, Penisa'r- waen, as well as a charge of drunkenness. The defendant was ordered to pay £ 2 Is, including costs. Stray Animals.—Thomas Williams, Ty'nihos, Groe3lou, was summoned by P.C. Hughes" for al- lowing his cattle to stray on the high road. The defendant said that the cattle were on the common which was a part of the road, from Groeslon to Carmel. There being a doubt in the matter, the bench dismissed the case. find cautioned the defen- dant to be more cire Fi: I iu future. Drunkenness. -Chades Parry, quarryman, Peny- groes, pleaded" huH guilty to a charge of drunkenness, preferred against him by Sergt. Williams, and was ordered to pay 10:3 Gd, including costs.—The same officer summoned Lewis Jones, Llanllyfni, for committing a similar offence. He was fined 2s 6d and 1 is eosts.—On the information of Sergt. Thomas, Thomas Ellis, Ebenezer, and John 0. Roberts, do., were each fined 2s 6d and costs for drunkenness.—Edward Davies Evans, Cwmyglo, and W. Griffith, Y Ddol. Llanrug, were also ordered to pay 2s fid and costs lor drunken- ness. Both offences were proved by P.C. R. J. Jones. Drunkenness and Assa^.ii-iug a Police Sergeant.— John Richard Jones, a young quarryman from Ebenezer, was charged with drunkenness and re- fusing to quit the Prince of Wales Inn, Ebenezer, aud with assaulting Sergt. Thomas. The officer said that on the previous Saturday evening, the landlord of the Prince of Wales called him to eject the defendant out of his house. Witness went there, and found the defendant, in a very drunken aucl riotous state. As he refused to leave the pre- mises, witness took hold of the defendant, who tripped and threw him down. The defendant was very violent, and had to be carried home by five young men. A second charge of assault, preferred against him by Griffith Hughes, the landlord of the house, was withdrawn, as the defendant had pro- mised not to offend in future.The bench fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs for- drunkenness, and Ills and costs for assaulting the .illicer—- £ 2 2s in all. Alleged Assault by a Publican. Margaret Row- lands, Penllyn, Groeslon, summoned John Jones, landlord of the Prince Llewelyn Inn, situated on the road between Penygroes and Nantlle. Mr AlLv.nson (Messrs Turner and Allanson) appeared for the complainant, and Mr J. A. Hughes for the defendant. From the complainant's evidence, it appears that on the evening of the 18th nit., she went into the Prince Llewelyn Inn in quest of her husband. The landlady denied that he was there drinking, and dealt her a blow in the face. Com- plainant having pushed the landlady, thedefen dant, hearing her cries, came to the spot, and assaulted her (complainant). Taking hold of her face from behind, he dragged her along the pas- sage, squeezed her arm, and attempted to throttle her. She showed the marks upon her arm to Sergt. Williams.—Cross-examined by Mr Hughes, complainant admitted having made use of some ugly expressions towards the deiendant's wife, because die had denied her husband. Complainant had no scuffle whatever with her husband after leaving the house. He only threw her hat off.—Sergt WiHiams, Penygroes, deposed to having seen the murks on the complainant's arm on the evening in question. The defendant's face was black, as if handled by a blacksmith's hand. The defendant is a blacksmith by trade.—For the defence, Mr Hughes said'that no assault had been committed by the defendant, who had merely removed the complainant out of his house.—George Williams, a young blacksmith, said that the defendant's wife was his sister. On the evening in question, he saw the complainant endeavouring to a&sault his sister, and he forcibly removed her by grasping her arm and placing his hand on her face. The defendant did not assault the complainant.—Four other wit- nesses having been called foi the defence, tie case was dismissed. An Ajfllivt.ion Case. Jane Jones, in service at Pisgah, Carmel, Llandwrog, v. William Thomas, a miner. Mr Allanson appeared for the complain- ant, and Mr Hughes fo: the defendant. The case, which was partly cut-red into that day fortnight, was adjourned tor production of the Rev W. W. Jones. Independent minister, Pisgah, to corrobor- ate the evideuce given by the complainant, who is in his employ. Mr Jones gave evidence to the effect that the defendant used to visit the com- plainant regularly at his house for the last two years. In rtply to Mr Hughes, witness said that the defendant called to see him occasionally on business in his house. Witness denied having been teaching the defendant to write, if he had been, it was only once or twice. He occasionally wrote and addressed letters for the defendant, but did not do so regularly. He admitted that during his stay at Trefriw the complainant, accompanied by a next door neighbour, came there, and stayed in the same house as himself for three days. He was unaware of her intention to come to Trefriw. Witness saw the complainant on the morning when the case was previously heard, but did not enter into any conversation with her respecting the matter. He was not asked to appear as a witness, and lefl town that day for Manchester, where he was preaching on Sunday.—By Mr Allanson Witness most solemnly denied having taken liberties with the complainant. -Addressing the bench, witness said he was very glad the case had been adjourned at the last hearing, in order that nothing might be said about him behind his back. Insinuations having a tendency te injure his .1 y character had been made. It had been stated that he, ran away to Manchester, whereas he did only what any other person would have done under the circumstauces, and had returned as soon as possible. He desired their worships to say whether it was fair on the part of anyone to make these insinuations behind, his back r -In reply to Mr Allanson, defendant swore that he had nothing to do with the plaintiff.—Mr Powell and Mr White- head retired to consider their decision. Having returned, Mr Whitehead said the evidence was so slight that the bench could not make an order against the defendant. Alleged Malic low! Wounding. » Robert Roberts, quarryman. Llanberis. was charged on remand with feloniously wounding his brother. It appeared that there was a quarrel between them, and prosecutor, thinking the prisoner intended to use his knife, tried to wrest it from him, and, m the scuffle, was cut on his hand. The prosecutor now asked permission to withdraw the charge, which was granted; and the prisoner, on a summons for drunkenness, was fined 2s 6d and costs. Mr Allanson appeared for the prisoner. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COPRT, .MONDAY. -Before Mr G. R. Roes and Mr dc Winton. A Youthf ul Drunkard.—Thomas Price, Tanrallt, was summoned for being drunk and riotous in South Penrallt, on the 20th ult P.C. 20 said that on the Saturday evening in question he saw the defendant coming up South Penrallt in a drunken and riotous condition. Complaints were made about him, as he had struck several persons that evening. He was conveyed home by some of his •friends.—In reply to the bench, defendant said lie was 16 yeal," of age.—Mr de Winton (totheomcer): You don't know where he got drink ?—Tlie officer: No, sir, I do not.—Mr de Winton: It is a dis- graceful thing that any public should supply such a young fellow.- -The defendant was now charged with assaulting a bricklayer named William Ellis, on the same evening. Prosecutor said that the defendant did not come to his work on the morn- ing of the 20th ult., and hin master (Edward Hughes) consequently ordered witness to stop him after breakfast time. In the evening, defendant met prosecutor in South Penrallt, and commenced to abuse him. Having gone away, he was again accosted at the top of the street by the defendant, who struck him on the nose, causing blood to flow profusely, and otherwise assaulted him.—The de- fendant, who admitted the offense, was ordered to pay 2s 6d and costs. Alleged Assan,It.—Robert Owen, lime merchant, enarged Thomas Jones, labourer, and Owen Owens (Shonad) with assaulting him on Sunday, the 21st ult,. 1 rosecutor said he was informed that the delendants were damaging his boat in the harbour, oil the afternoon of the day in question. Having proceeded to the quay, he found them in the boat, ancl ordered them ashore. They refused to do so for some time, but at last came on board the sloop Sarah. Jones refused to go ashore, and assumed a threatening attitude, but dealt no blow. How- ever, he got hold of his coat, and tore the collar, before leaving the vessel. When prosecutor asked Owen Owens to go ashore, he turned round and struck him several times. He also attempted to throw him into the sea, but was not strong enough to do so.—Both defendants denied having assaulted the prosecutor, and complained of the ill-treat- ment they received at his hands. P.C. Williams, they said, witnessed the proceedings from begin- ning to end.—At the request of the bench, P.C. Williams came forward as a witness. He said that about .t.:W p.m. on Sunday afternoon, the 21st ult., lie was standing near the foundry, and saw Mr Owen proceeding in the direction of the sloop Sarah. He was in a very excited state, and witness followed, so as to see what was the matter. He observed the defendants on board the sloop, talking with Mr Owen, who pushed Thomas Jones about. The lattcr did not do anything to Mr Owen. Having gone up to Owen Owen, a struggle ensued between that defendant and 'prosecutor. Witness was certain that Mr Owen interfered first by pushing the men about.—The bench dismissed the case, but at the same time they blamed the defendants for taking the prosecutor'* boat, which they had no right to do. Ill-treating a Horse.—Hugh Hughes, a servant in the employ of Thomas Williams, Nortligate- street, was charged with ill-treating a horse, the property of his master.-P.C. 32 said that about- 11.40 p.m., on the 8th ult., he saw thh defendant driving a horse, which was being beaten most un- mercifully by him. He had a stick in hand, and he wielded it across the horse's neck, fore-part, and hind-part. When asked why he ill-treated the animal, the defendant replied that his master had ordered him to do so. The horse could hardly breathe at the time, and died on the following day. —Corroborative evidence was given by P.C. Wil- liams.—Thomas Williams, the defendant's master, said the horse was suffering from a colic, with the view to cure which he gave it a doze of medicine, and ordered the servant to rub it well. The animal, valued at £ 60, died on the following day.—Taking into consideration that. the master had sustained a heavy loss, the bench dismissed the cs.se on pay- ment of costs, Gs Gel. Larceny by a Charwoman.—Ellen Jones, char- woman, Cwmyglo, was charged with stealing a diamond ring, value Y,7 10s, from the pawnbroking establishment of Mr W. Hamer, East-ate-street. The prisoner, who appeared to feel her position very keenly, pleaded guilty, adding that the ring must have slipped into her pocket.—Tn reply to the bench, D.C.C. Prothero, who prosecuted, said that the prisoner was a charwoman residing at Cwrny. glo. Her parents and relatives resided at Peny- groes, and formerly lived at Bethel.— Mr Hamer deposed that the prisoner came to his establish- ment on Saturday afternoon, and purchased a p,jr of earings. The diamond ring was missed from the glass case containing the earings and othei jewellery.immediately after the prisoner's depar- ture.—P.C. William Jones (34) sam that he appro- hendcd the prisoner on the same day in Bridge- street. In reply to the charge, she said the nug must have dropped into her pocket fronr the case, adding that she knew nothing about it until, she got into the street. She had placed it on her finger lest she should lose it. She intended to return the ring before leaving the town.Tlie bench committed the prisoner to a month's hard labour.
RHOSCOLYN. On Thursday, July 26tli, a very enjoyable Hot was given by Mr H. Edwards, J P., Tywrideeu, to over 150 persons, including the members of the Rhoscolyn Church Sunday School and the parish day school. The weather in the morning was any- thing but favourable, and at the time of meeting it appearednoncmore promising—continuous showers of rain falling up to three o'clock. At that hour the Holyhcad Oddfellows' Brass Band, which were engaged by Mr Edwards, arrived at the Four-Mile Bridge, and from there proceeded to the school- room, where the procession was to stait. Despite the wet and cheerless weather a large number had assembled, and these were formed into procession under the instructions of the r^ct-ir, the Rev J. Hopkins, and proceeded, headed by the band, towards Tywrideen, where tea was provided. The visitors were met at the front by Mr Kdwards (Mr» Edwards being unable to come out through ill- health), who directed the party to his spacious and comfortable outbuildings, where an excellent tea awaited them. The tables were presided over by the following ladies :—Mrs Parker aiid Miss Parker, Mrs Lane and Miss Lane, of London; Misses Fislier (2), of Manchester; Mrs Elliott. Penrhos Bradwen; Miss Neilson, Mrs Hughes, Miss Hughes, Mrs Roberts, and Miss Wiliiauis, &e. Mr Edwards personally superintended all the arrange- ments, and took particular care that everyone I' enjoyed themselves. Having done ample just ice to the tea and cake, &c., the weather having be- come settled and finer, the part v took a tour round the sea coast in the immediate vicinity of Ty- wrideen to view the scenery along the rocky coast of Rhoscolyn. The scenery in the neighbourhood is worth one's trouble to pay the place a visit. There are black rugged rocks on the one h ind with the sea beating and breaking upon the;n, with loily cliffs covered over with green sward: on the other, the blue sea rippling underneath, and forming a striking contrast with the rocks of different hues, which are closer in shere one part lwi llg of a deep red, and another a milky white. There are also numerous caves which run far in shore, and a per- fect natural bridge joining one heap of rocks with the main land. Having completed their explora- tions, the party repaired to the neighbouring field where various sports were indulged in. Here Master Willie Edwards contributed very materially to the enjoyment of the young by starting rael s for various prizes and distributing cakes, nuts, &e., ,-ibi 'til amongst them. Various games were played, selections of music being at intervals performed by the band. Recitations and songs were also given Playing was continued until the evening, when the party mustered in front of Tywrideen. After some music had been given by the braid, the Rev,I. Hopkins proposed that the warmest thanks of all present be returned to Mr and Mrs Edwards for their excellent treat. This was met by three hearty cheers from the company, which were repeated for each member of the family, after which Mi- Edwards suitably responded, saying that he wa., glad of their company, and regretted that Mt-s Edwards was unable to be amongst them, as she heartily supported the movement. The band having played the National Anthem amo-tenjoy- able day's spllJrt was brought to a close by the reluctant separation of those who were there co.i- gregated. The following day (Friday) Mrs Edwards very thoughtfully entertained at tea all the » Id women of the neighbourhood. About twenty availed themselves of the treat, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. >
"NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS."—The great est success this season is the real Welsh Tweed' Suit, sold at £ 2 12s. 6d. by M. T, Morris, Liver Establishment, Carnarvon.
SAD BATHING FATALITY AT LLANBERIS, Llanberis Lake was on Tuesday the scene of a sad bathing fatality. Early in the morning abouv 500 excursionists from Rhyl visited the locality and as the weather was delightful, all seemed bent on enjoying themselves as well as they could. A large number of the visitors availed thenr-elves of the opportunity of visiting Dolbadarn Castle, others climbed the neighbouring hills, many took a stroll to the extensive slate quarries, and a large numb. r were engaged in boating on the lake. Among those that adopted the latter mode of self-enjoy- ment was Mr William Bradwen Jones, lue,11-" son of Eos Bradwen, Hhyl, who was accompanied by Messrs Edward Radford, Frederick Jones, High- street, Rhyl; Henry Jacque', T. Horman, Wellington-road, Rhyl; and Thomas Jackson. After enjoying a delightful row for some time, Mr Bradwen Jones expressed his intention of bathing in the lake, and was landed near Mr As«heton Smith's hospital. Having divested himself of his clothes, he plunged into the water and swam in the direction of the boat containing his friends. A few minutes only elapsed before cries of distress could be heard, and the young men in the boar soon found that the bather was in a perilous posi- tion and sinking. The boat -was immediately rowed towards him, but the unfortunate young man had then disappeared from liio surface, and was seen sinking in the depths below. Mr King, with praiseworthy presence of mind, plunged his arm into the water, and succeeded in grasping a portion of the drowning man's hair. Unfortun- ately, the grasp was insufficient, and the body sank. The distressed companions, after remaining about the spot for some time, rowed ashove, and conveyed the ill news to their friends. The report, spread about like wild fire, and iov soon turned into sorrow. Huudreds of persons congregated along the shores of the lake, viewing with J egret the spot where the deceased was said to have been drowned. ■> Shortly before twelve o'clock, Mr Jones, the respected constable stationed at Llanberis, and other Kind friend*, procured a boat and grapnel, with which they dragged the lake. A number of gentlemen, in seven other boat. volunteered similar assistance. After unsuccessfully dragging the lake for five hours, these kind friends aban- doned the work. >md returned ashore. Foi tun ately, Mr Robert Griffith, Carnarvon (Mc,v-:rs Younger and Co's Xortli Wales agent) — who is a well-known practical diver—happened to 11 in the neighbourhood, and was informed of the ;-ad event. Mr Griffith had performed d:ving operations in the several lakes of the neighbour- hood f>n pror'^us in search of the body of the gentleman who was supposed to have been lost on Snowdou, and was now requested to undertake a similar experiment. In his usual kind and humane u anuer, Mr Griffith replied, "I will do all f e*i,ii for yon." Vou will be well paid" was the remark made by one of ti. e by-standers, to which Mr Griffiths replied, "I don't want anything—I will do my best if you send to Carnarvon for my diving edit and apparatus." A conveyance was immediately despatched from. the Snowdon Valley Hotel to Carnarvon, and Mr Griffith's apparatus and suit arrived in the village shortly after seven o'clock, and arrangements were made for diving into the lake at eight o'clock. Mr Griffiths, how- ever, did not make the attempt that evening, owing to the lateness of the hour, hut undertook to com- mence operations at ten a.m. on the following day. Eos Bradvvt n, the deceased's father was tele- graphed for and arrived shortly before seven o'clock. Great sympathy was felt for the be- .-vuir'ed parent In hi.- d .ep distress.
DIVING FOR THE BODY. Early on Wednesday monrng, Mr Griffiths started on his pei-hous task in search of the body. The apparatus being fixed n a boat, it was rowed across towards the further s;de of the lake. This side of the lake is a very deep slope formed of the J ubbish ami stones thrown whilst making a rail- road along the shore. Mr Griffiths took cross courses to and fro a dis'ance of some yards t n- gradually deeper in the a ater. After cies- Cv n tmg, five times the di.-er w.8 at the depi h, of tonrof)0 feet, and on the edge of a steep rock. On the sixth desc. nt he descended the rock, which was •soiuc Gvt •. or six yard s dee p, a ud found himself sinking deeply in the mud at the bottom. He waited some time for the water to close about him, and while doing so he was suddenly pulled up, and on getting into his boat found it filling with water. It was mot,! fortunate that Air Griffiths got up when he did, otherwise the consequence might have been serious. Mt Griffiths went up on Thursday (yes- terday) morning, to resume the terrible task he took in hand. and which he says he will finish. Up ithe time of going to press, no clue to the body has been found.
LLAXmVST EISTEDDFOD. The genuine Eisteddfod of the Kymry, the bardie- ehsir of Wales, and the high Gorsedd of the bards of the Isle of Ihitain, and musical fes- tival. was held at Llanrwst yesterday. The weather was delightiully tine, and business, to some exteut, was suspended. The antique little town present edquite a lively appearance. At 11 o'clock, the Gorsedd was opened by Gwilym Cowlyd, at. the Market Square, the follow- ing bards, &c., being present:—Rev. T. Roberts ^Ysgorpiuii), Get hi i., Ciwy di'ardd, Gwilyin Cowlyd, Rhychwyn, Gutyn Arton, lolo Trefaidwyn, Eos y Berth, Jarrett Roberts, Liener o'rLlwyn, Ellis o'r 'Slmt, Mawddwy done-, Moelwynfab, Tany, marian, Llvstvn, Lleehidon, Telynor Seiriol, Tuuno Jones, lor Parry f >'encerfld$}America), E. W. Thomas, Bangor, and Ap Arton. The usual proclamation having been proclaimed by Clwyd- fai dd, aud the prayer read by Tanymarian, the procession, headed by the Llanrwst Brass Baud, pioceeded to&the large and elegant pavilion, erected by Mr Evan situated on (Dae Graig field, the, property of Mr R. Wynne, Eagles Hoi el. The, const ruction is supposed to hold 3000. The attendance at the morning sitting was miserably thin. Above lthe orchestra were the names of the following deceased bards:- Trebor Moil, leuan Glan Geirionydd, Fferyll- fardd, &c. The pavidon was very tastefully decor- full v. The proceedings opened with an overture by the baud, and the following programme was then gone through :-Solo on the harp by Mr John Roberts, Llanrwst. .The conductor was the Rev E. Stephen (Tauy nviriaid. Haviug made a few remarks, he called upon the president. The Rev W. liees, D.D. (Gwilym Hiraethog), in rising was received with loud and continued applause, die said that he was somewhat surprised to see himself present at this gathering, and listen- ing to their expression of kindness. He had not been present in an Eisteddfod since half-a- century to this summer. How that. occurred he could not tell, but he had on several occasions abjudicated for the same. For this reason, lie coutenied that he wa, unacquainted with the ecrCiiiouies of these festivals, and that he was therefore untie to preside at such a gathering (cries of "No, no"), and was unworthy of the honour done him at the- Gorsedd. His old friend Ciwvdtardd was far more worthier of the honour, as he had had much experience at Eisteddfodau, though he (the speaker) thought well of them (hear, hear). The present circumstances carried his thoughts back to tin- olden times. This festival was the oldest in England, or in the world, aud its anti- quity deserved ti.e resp.et and veneration of the nation,1 there being in it nothing that tended to detliethc morals ot tile people. He hoped tha nothing would occur that would cause anyone to speak of it in low terms,a-ed ihat it would be as suc- cessful as the one held in Llanrwst two years ago. Referring to the historical facts relating to the Eisteddfod, the rev. gentleman said that they flourished in the days of the renowned princes, and that. one was held at Carmarthen during the War ot the Roses. King Henry VIII. called an Eis- teddfod at Caerwys, and named Tudur Aled as chief musician and chief bard, which he (the speaker) annouucedas one of our lineal ancestors. In concluding, he observed that the Eisteddfod, Gorsedd, and the old inaguage" was still alive, notwithstanding the ill-prophecy of false pro- pnet". Bardic addresses i»,y Tlyc'ttwyn, Pryser, Eos-y- Berth, and others, were then delivered to the President. Song by Mr W. vV. Thomas. Adjudication by -\p Arfou on the best englyn to the Hawk," prize Ids. dd. The successful corn petitor, M'alyn Fardd, who was represented by Mr David Hughes, who wa-1 iuve-i ed, amid roars of laughter, by an old wo;nan dressed in real Welsh costume. Song, Y B ichgen Dewr," by Gwilym Dar. Ap Arfou was declared the successful competitor all the best Satire 0,1 b irdie names," prize £ 1 Is. Choral competition, Owr the Sea," prize 10s. 6d. The sL'C('t'.s-ft-LI p!i: t.,r w;ts tliit condilicted by Mr Penbryu Roberts, Peiitrevoelas, who was invested by Miss (;ordeiia forwards. Welsh chorus by the Sm;;h Wales choir, in capital style. Adjudication of Gwalchm ion "Stanza on the triple liaip," prize d Is. The prize was awarded to tihH Tildas, who was in by Miss Richards. Considerable amusement fnevailed in the com- petition on the best "Mode of Spinning wool," and the prizes were awarded first, to Ellen Jones, aged 79 years; second, Jane Jervis, 78} years; third, Ellen Evans, and Ellen I doyd. Song by Miss Cordelia Edwards (Pencerddes Eifion). Adjudication of Dr. Harries-Jones, on the essay "The Relation between religion and politics," prize £ • j. Two competitions had been received but they were all declared muvortliy of the prize. The prize of 5s. was divided between Mr Henry Jones, Tyddyu Bach, and Henry Jones, Wern, Llangerniew, for the best, walking stick." The prize of £ 1 Is. was awarded Mr Robert Edwards, Dolyddeleu, for the best drawing, by a non-professional Welshman, or the birth-place of Dr. W. Morgan, Penniachno." Mr William Roberts, Newtown, was awarded a violin, valued at 5s. for his performing of Rondon Glogsa." The prize was given by Mr W. Jarrett Roberts, Carnarvon, who stated that he should follow the same example at future Eisteddfodau, which, he hoped, would be an en- couragement to the young men of our country. The singing of the National Anthem terminated the proceedings. The next Eisteddfod will be held in the year 1881, and at Conway next year. The concert in the evening was presided over by the Rev. John Gower, when a special performance of Dr. Parry's Welsh opera, Blodwen," was given.
FAKMING AND Coax THADE.—The Mark Lane Express says :—Wheat cutting, which in the earlier districts commenced last week, is now be, oming general, and reports as to yield will be received duriug the next ten days. Wheat seems to have improved wonderfully in many parts of the country during the past month. The prospects of the bar- ley crop are variable and generaly improving, particularly on the lighter soils, where the grain has matured badl\ and the yield will certainly be light. A little rain would do no harm to roots, and favour the aftermath. Oats and beans promise fairly, although there are some complaints of blight in the latter crop. The grain trade, both in London and the provinces, has been devoid of any special feature of interest duriug the past week, but prices have been well maintained. Tae ar- rivals of wheat cargoes off coa-t, especially from America, appear likely to be small for the next few weeks, but as brilliant prospects are entertained of the crop on the other side of the Atlantic, the probability of any material rise in price here must j>e regarded as more or less remote. Sales of English wheat last week were 26.432 quarters at lis 7d.
Dr Stoker is engaged in writing an account of his experiences in European and Asiatic Turkev during the late war. Besides serving in the Turkish army in the Caucasus, the Shipka Pass, &c., Dr Stoker was for some time engaged in assisting Ladv Strangford in her work, and he therefore had ample opportunities for observa- tion. The Folk-Lore Society will issue to their mem- bers this year the first part of the "Folk-Lore Record," containing a paper by Mr Ralston on Folk Tales," a collection of West Sussex Folk- Lore," by Mrs Latham, and some miscellaneous notes the first part of the publication of a Lans- downe M.S. in the British Museum by Aubrey, the antiquary, edited by Mr Thiselton Dyer; and Mr Pfoundes' "Japan Nursery Tales." THK DEMODULATION OF THE RESERVES.—The Secretary for War lias issued an order for the re- transfer of the First-class Army Reserve and the Militia Reserve, Her Majesty having commanded that their services shall not be required after the 31st inst. A War Office Circular gives instructions as to the manner of the disbandment. The men of the Army Reserve are to be sent direct to their homes from their corps in which they are serving, efich man receiving railway or passage warrants for himself axd his family. If the men cannot obtain plain clothing in time they may take a por- tion of the army clothing, and will rec eive £ 1 on returning it within a week. The men of the Militia Reserve are to be sent in charge of a con- ducting party and handed over to the adjutant at the head-quarters of'the militia regiment where they will receive their plain clothes. Militia Reserve men will be entitled to pw. at army rates up to the 31st inst. Each man will receive rail- way or passage warrants for conveyance to his home for himself and his family, if accompanying him, and five days' subsistence money at Is a day. A deduction from the pay is to be made for cloth- ing not handed in. The arms and accoutrements which have been issued for the use of the reserves are to be carefully packed and forwarded to the Ordnance Store officers at certain stations. The issue of separation allowances to the families of reserve men will cease after the 31st. Staff officers of pensioners will issue Army Reserve pay in ad- vance ^rom the cessation of army pay to September 30th, upon the men reporting themselves on return from army service, after which the reserve pay will be issued quarterly in arrear. Provision is made for some of the reserves to remain in the army if they desire to do so. THE VOICES OF AMERICAN A-, i-, ENGLISH BIRDS. —An interesting article in a recent number of Scribner's Monthly is devoted to a comparison of American with British Ornithology, in respect to the habits and song of relative species of birds. The writer thinks that European birds, generally, have more vivacity and power, but less melody and plaintiveness than American birds that they are more hardy and pugnacious, and are characterised bv greater prominence of type. The familiaritv of British birds with artificial sounds is suggested as a possible cause for their notes having .become more harsh. and unmusical than those of the denizens of the forest. The writer contends that all purely wild sounds are plainti^, even to the war cry of the savage, and asks^' Where could the English house sparrow nave acquired that un- musical voice, but amid the sound of hoofs and wheels and the discords of the streets? The English sparrow is a street gamin, our bird a timid rustic." That is true, but their bird is tolerably distinct from ours. Nevertheless, the ideas expressed in the article are very sug- gestive, and it is quite possible that contact with man has modified aud changed the tones of animal's voices. Birds arc great imitators, and the faculty of mimicry is abnormally developed unier confinement and domestication. In the vast solitudes of the Ameri can forests there are no sounds but those of nature pure and simple, and which the writer in Scribner describes as plaintive and elusive therefore he may be correct in his hypothesis that the tones of American song birds have been derived from them. But it must not be forgotten that the circumstances of life have modified the habits as well as, pro- bably, the voices of birds. It is stated that Biitish birds arc more familiar and domesticated than those of America, and that more of them build about houses, towers, and out-buildings: doubt- less this is so, but the reason may probably be found in the fact of there being comparatively so few of such haunts of man in America. The writer would doubtless admit- that there are ex- ceptions to the general rule he has laid down respecting the soft and plaintive tones of the American birds but in the main he may be cor- rect. Some of his statements, however, are inaccurate; as for instance, speaking of British birds, he says They have several species like our robin; thrushes like him. and some of them larger as the ring-ouzel, the missed thrush, the fieldfare, the throstle, the red- wing, White's thrush, the rock thrush, the black- bird these, besides several species in si^e and habits more like our wood thrush." Now, of the thrushes mentioned, the fieldfare and the redwin^ aTe winter visitors; the ring-ouzel, a summer visitor; White's thrush, a rare and occasional visitor; and the rock thrush has only occurred once, May 1843. We have no other thrush besides the three natives—the blackbird, missel thrush, and song thrush—except the watet ousel, where there are several other species like the wood'thrush of America. Again, our song thrush is smaller than the American robin, if Wilson's measurement is correct, namely, 01 inches in length, and the 2 redwing is smaller than the song thrush. The writer also states that the blackbird will "some- times crow like a cock and cackle like a hen," which may be true of the bird in confinement, but it does not convey a correct idea of the notes or habits of this shy bird: neither will many agree with him that the white -throat has a disagree- 1-1 re aBle" note. Nevertheless, the suggestions to which we have called attention are interesting and worthy of notice.-( ountry.
TURKISH m'RIGlTE. VIENNA, Thursday. The telegram from Constantinople states that fn- Goveinmeiit circles thele, important intrigues have been discovered aiming at the overthrow of Safvet Pasha. The greatest pains have been taken to in- cite the Sultan against the first Minister, and along with the Grand Vizier to have the Berlin Treaty as far as far as it applies to Turhe-, thrown over- board, in order that lilt, Sultan might re-adopt the Treaty of San Stefano and the Russian protector- ate. The Sultan is also said to have for one moment contemplated the down tall of Savet Pasha. Up to the present ttle Sultan has not ratified the Treaty of Berlin. BERLIN, Thursday. If the negotiations between l'apal Nuncio and Bismarck should lead to an understanding and dissolution of the Reichstag, it must apparently be expected, as the Government will be then able to count with certainty at the new elections on the return of a Clerical Conservative majority. VIENNA, Thursday. 3001 Austrians to-day crossed the Dalmatian frontier in the direction of Treiuieje without meeting any resistance. The Times thinks Mr Lowe's criticism on the Constitutional Conduct of Minivers is^iefuted by plain facts, and it can't be doubted that the House of Commons will display by the impending division confidence in the influence of this country that a, patriotic desire to support it. The Daily News thinks that to pledge the credit of the English people without their consent was a. bold measure, but it is bolder ttill to say the Government had a right to do so. The Telegraph says :—A man who, like Mr Lowe, rightly holds that the practicable road to India lies through Persia and at the same time contends that the operation would hot be facditated by the possession of Asia Minor, is out of court. The Tost- understands an attempt will be made to get the debate on Lord Hartinpton's resolution protracted until Tuesday next, but the proposition will not find "favour with the leaders at either side. The division is expected about two to-morrow morning. An unusual number of members have » applied for pairs. A LEX AX r>KI A, Thursday. The Egyptian Government has decided to es- tablish a weekly line of steamers to Larnaka or Famagosta, leaving after the arrival of the Brindisi mail and returning in tir. e for the French mail every Tuesday. VIENNA, Thursday. There are no further particulars respecting the revolt at Serajero, which is accounted for by the interruption of telegraphic eommun cation between the chief town of Bosnia and the frontier. Hadje Ioja, the chief instigator and leader of tfye revolu- tion, is a well-known brigand. He has been the terror of Serajero and the surrounding districts ever sin e the Bosnian insurrection first broke out. He has .s en preparing a coup d' main since the beginning of July. The present state of negotiations with the Porte was described this afternoon as being neither con- cluded nor broken off, but it is statec that Andrassy is himself of opinion that further delay would be dangerous. PROBABLE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. A Central News telegram, sent last night, says There is a strong rumour pievalent in the lobby of the house this evening that the Government have decided on an early ei-solution. Lord Beacons- field is said to have expressed himself in favour of this course being taken before the influence of the Opposition in regard to the Berlin Treaty shall hi,l,è time to make head. Mr Gladstone's late speech is considered to have had a considerable dfect, which has been increased by the speech of Mr Lowe this evening.
FARLLUIENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. The debate on Lord Hartington's resolution was- resumed by Mr Lowe, who grieved, as an English- man, to say that Greece had lost that which she might otherwise have obtained, by listening to the advice of our Government. England, after pro- fessing absolute, disinterestedness, entered the Congress with a secret treaty in each pocket, and if what, had transpired that morning were true, there was still a third secret treaty to & divulged. With regard to the dispatch to Lord Odo Russell on the subject of Batoum, Mr Lowe said it seemed as if there was an attempt to find out how many falsehoods could be put together. Tiie Chancellor of the Exchequer objected to the word falsehood, aud Mr Lowe withdrew it. The right hon. gentle- man went on to remark that we had acted the part of the Good Samaritan to Turkey but, instead of giving the twopence, we had asked, "Have you got such a thing as half-a-crown about yon ? Mr Lowe then strongly condemned the use to which the Government had put the treaty-making power of the Crown; and asserted, a^iid.t prolonged cheering, that it was impossible that the English people could be content to leave the exorcise of the Royal prerogative in its existing posi- tion. At present, the Queen might to- morrow cede the Isle of Wight to France, if she cho"o to do so and she had also the right of conferring titles, and could make an earl of every cobbler in London if she liked. The prerogative might have been treated as one of the curiosities of English law but its recent exercise ha. t come to be a matter of serious moment. The debate was continued by Lord John Manners, Mr Chamber- lain, and several other members, and a^ain ad- journed.—The Chancellor of the Exchequer was questioned by Mr E. Aside last night, and to the truth of a statement made by the Constantinople correspondent, of the Standard, that, in conversa- tion with the French Ambassador, Sat'wt Pasha had said that England li-id promised Turkey that she would not porrait Greece to receive anv addi- tional territory. The right hon. gentleman was also asked to say whetner another secret docu- ment, alleged to have becu signed at the Foreign Office on the 31st May, had any reference to the extension of Greece. Sir Stafford r'd there was no truth in tae. report, v\ieu pressed as to whether no secret document, was con- cluded on the 31st May concerning the Hellenes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that no such document had been signed "having refer- ence to the affairs of Greece"—a qualification, which Mr Lowe construed as probably implying the existence of another secret treaty.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—THUP.S:)A\. The Earl of Carnarvon challenged the statement of the Prime Mini -ter that Lord Derby and himself left the Cabinet because they shrank from carrying into effect the policy they had accepted. Such a course, the noble lord said, would be base, cowardly, an 1 dishonest; and he desired in the plainest, most distinct, and simplest terms to give the statement an unqualified and absolute contra;tiction. Lord Be jcousfield contended that the Government had cartied out all along the same policy, and that ho was justined in using the words or which the uob e lord complained. The subject then dropped, it will, however, be generally felt that the accusation as made in the Premier's speech last Me.ndav appeared to refer, to something much more specific than his lordship is now disposed to lav to the charge of his colleagues. A message from the Queen, in reply to their lordships' address with reference to the forthcoming marriage of the Duke of Connaught, was read, and sevend measures were advanced a stage.
hirers all over the world will be glad to learn that, although he is jet unable to resume the\use of his Pencil, lie is in a fair way to make a perfect re- covery. A significant paragraph that in last Wednes- day's Observer —" The Last Picture of the season." This has not been a good season for pictures, let say. Their sales have been effected by the artistes without the intervention of the dealers, and these have been" shy." The effect of this state of things will be to influence the future con- dition of the picture trade in a manner that must be considered wholesome. Before the de- pression in busines front which we are now, I am happy to say, slowly but certainly emerging, there was a sort of wild gambling"in pictures which did neither art nor artist permanent good. Prices were given which will never be realized again. (The difference on a Landseer sale supposing it could be repeated now, would not be in favour of the seller). Nevertheless, things are looking up. Although ttiore really clgver works by British artists remain Unsold this year than in any recent year which 1 can remember, the immediate outlook for clever pictures is far more cheering than it was at the end of fast reason, for which relief much thanks. This is really the /time for collectors to buy—not to sell. They will do better with their collections by "bid- tag a wee." The annual exodus of artists out of town is yet to crme. Many of them have had their tun to Paris, and some few have made flying visits. further afield. Mr Auless has seen Venice and looked in at the Paris exhibition but he takes his vacation by instalments,—regularly runs out of town fro:a Saturday till Monday alHshe year round. He will, however, spend a portion of his autumn in Scotland. Mr Marks has not yet started, and I 'net Mr 51 orris the other day in the Strand. A good many of the rank and file of the artists Will be kept in town altogether, owing—in "Whispers be it spoken—to lack of loose cash. ==-- n-