PWT A r»l>YCHAV £ LIR I'R SENEDD -DROS SIR FON? SYDD OFYNIAD PWYSIG Y DYDDIAU DIWEDDAF HYN. ATEBIAB. Mawr jw'r twrw gau y Tories, Yn Sir Foil ar hyp. o bryd Ceisio djmchwel Mr Davies Yw eu hamcin bron i gyd. "Capteu Rayner sydd foneddwr," Medd rhyw ddo.-barth isol chwaeth; CY I cywir y tafarnwr, A chefnogwr deddfau caeth II ?radio'r deyrnas i ryfeloedd Diangenrhaid, dyna yw Ei arwyddair si' a'i luoedd— Trethi irymiou, pwy all fyw? Gormes bellach fycld yn dilyu, 06 dychwelir y fath haid Trais a newyn geir i'w caniyn, Hyny ydyw motto'i blavJ. Ddewrion Mon, Ivn fam y Cymry, Dyma'r adeg wedi d'od I ddiysgog daal i iyuy Egwyddorion ddylai fod Rhyddid gwladol a chrefyddol Fyddo ein harwyddair r,i, Dadynv/hwelwn north Oeidwadol,— Mynwn ryddid rr.ynwn fri. Votiwn bawb i Mr Davie", Ef yw'r dyn i ùdeiliiiid Mon— I'w bamddilfyn, yn ddibetrus, (N id > w Rayner yu werth a on): Dyn o r bobol, dyn rlv. syir.ol, Dyn crefydaoi, cywu- yw,— Mon ni fyn yn was sei:eddol Ond ei Davies tra to byw. Min y "Feiiai. MEXAIWYSON.
[PUNCH. J PROHABLE COXSEQrEXCE OF HARTMANN'S ARRIVAL IN LONDON.—Extra-edition, if not extradition WHAT LONDON RATEPAYERS ARE IN THE HAXD" OF THE LONDON WATER COMPANIES.—Water babies. A DISAPPOINTMENT.—Edwin: "Dull paper this 11 morning, aint it, Angyr"' Angelina:" Y td Not a soul one knows mentioned !—not even in the deaths!" STRAINING AT A GNAT.—Making a fuSs about mustering twenty thousand volunteers underarms, yet putting all the householders of England under canvass r FASHIONABLE INTELLIGENCE.—A, large number of members of Parliament have gone to the country. In many cases their return is so un- certain that they have only taken single tickets. RECIPROCITY.—In 1874 the country came to Lord Beaconsfield for lest. And now Lord B. returns the compliment by going to the country, as his friends say lor the rest of his lease of power, or as the Oppos tio i hope, for the rest of his natural life. A CONSCIENTIOUS AHTIsT.-The Dean Mr Snippe, I want you to make my son a hunting suit; just what you used to make for me, you know." Clerical Tailor: "I beg jour pardon, Mr Dean. May I enquire if the young gentleman is in Holy Orders r" The Dean "No." Clerical Tailor: "Ah! to be cxdained shortly, I suppose ? The Dean: "No, no; he's not thinking of any- thing of the kind." Clerical Tailor: "Then I'm .sorry to say I must decline the order, Mr Dean
BANGOR r. BLACKBURN KOVERS. On Monday, Bangor, the winners of the Welsh 'Challenge Cup for 1880. paid a visit to Blackburn to compete with the Blackburn Rovers. There was: a very large attendance. During the first half 9 the play was about even, each side scoring one goal. On the change of enas, however, it soon be- came evident that the Rover s, who had got together e powerful team, had the advantage. The visitors were compelled to act on the defensive, and the Rovers, v, ho had much their own way, had frequent opportunities for scoring, but met with very hard lines. The match finally resulted in a victory for the Rovers by two 1-1,tl, to r r,e.
DEATH OF CAPTAIN WILLIAMS, CHI CCIETH. In our obituary column, the death is announced of Captain Thomas Williams, of the firm of Thomas Williams and Co., shipowners, of this town, which took place on Thursday evening last, at his Liverpool residence, 53, Peel-street, Prince's Park. His eailiest ambition was for the sea, and his career was one of remarkable success. For many years he was in the employ of Messrs Davies, Menai Bridge, which he resigned in 1860, when he was appointed marine superintendent of the once famous "Black Ball Line," and sub- sequently, in conjunction with the late Mr Wil- liam Roberts, commenced business as shipowners, under the style of Williams and Roberts. He took the greatest interest at all times in the suc- cess of his feUow-couwtrymen, and was the means of promoting hundreds of young men from the Principality to positions of tiust and emoluments at sea. His liberality was displayed in handsome donations tc the University College of Wales, the Bala Calvinistic College, and the promotion of several movements calculated to benefit his native country. One of his last acts was the erection of a very fine school-chapel in Criccieth, in which .c English services are held for the benefit of the I English visitors to this favourite watering place. He wns greatly respected by all who knew him, as a thorough good-hearted gentleman, and his loss will be felt by a large circle of friends and ac- quaintances. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock, at Smithdown-lane Cemetery. THE FUNERAL. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred at the Toxteth Park (Smithdown-lane) Cemetery, on Tuesday morning. The funeral was strictly private, and left the deceased's residence at 10.30 a.m., in the following order:—First car- riage The Rev. David Saunders, an intimate friemioftse deceased-; and the Rev. J. Owen, M.A., Criccieth Alderman Lewis Lewis, mayor of Carnarvon W. Parker, J.P., Welshpool Then followed the hearse and bearers. The secqnd carriage contained Master Thomas Grif- fith William, the only child of the deceased Mr William Williams, Pool-street, Carnaavon, the only surviving b-other of the deceased: Mr Ish- maelS. Jones, North and South Wales Bank (South Branch), Liverpool; and Mr William Evans, North South Wales Bank, Chester. The third carriage Mr Janison, of the firm of Messrs Thomas Williams and Company Capt. William Griffith (brother-in-law), Liverpool Mr John Evans (brother-in-law), Carnarvon; Mr Owen Griffith (cousin). Carnarvon. The fourth carriage Mr Robert Williams, Carnarvon; Mr Thomas Hughes, Carnarvon Mr Jones, Liverpool; Master Thomas Owen Griffith, and Master John Thomas Evans, Carnarvon all nephews of the deceased. The fifth carriage: Mr David Williams (cousin), Carnarvon; Mr Morris, Berkeley-street, Liver- pool Mr Williams, book-keeper; and Mr John Roberts, cashier. The sixth carriage: Mr John Evans, farm bailiff, Criccieth, and clerks,&c. A large number of the deceased's private friends assembled in the cemetery to pay their last tribute of respect to a kind and warm friend. Amongst others present were :-Revs Dr O.Thomas, Lirer- pool; Dr J. Hughes, do. W. Williams, do; J. Lamb, Liverpool;' Capt W. Evans, Prince Arthur Capt McGil, Cambrian Princesi; Capt Henry Jones, Lightening, Carnarvon; Capt Richards, Thomas Stevens Williams, pilot service, Liverpool; E. Ellis, Warwick-street, Liverpool; — Cething, Liverpool; W. Griffith, Liverpool; Conran, Liverpool j Councillor J. Hughes, Liverpool; Councillor J. Davies, Liverpool; Councillor T. Hughes, Liverpool; Messrs P. Williams, Liver- pool J. Williams, Moss Bank, Liverpool: W. Jones, Liverpool; J. Edwards, Liverpool; D. Davies, Liverpool; J. Jones, Liverpool; D. Davies, tea merchant; D. O. Owen, merchant, Bombay"; J. Thomas, Crewe; T. Jones, Garston; R. Owen, Mynydd Edn;fed, Criccieth; W. Hum- phreys, BootIe; E. Morris, of the firm of Morris and Co; D. Jones, St James-road; W. Jones, shipowner; P. Askew, marine rigger; J. Evans, shipbuilder; E. Ellis, surveyor, Liverpool; Wil- liam Jones, shipowner, Egremont; W. D. Roberts, shipowner; Coie, -ship broker; Cooper, ship store dealer; Evans, paint manufacturer, of the firm of Messrs E. Roberts 3c Srn W. Humphreys, colliery agent, Bootle Lumley, timber merchant, Bootle F. W. Allen, steamship owner; W. Roberts, Alliance Insurance Company John Evans, ship- builder H. Parry, marine engineer; Davies, of the firm of Griffiths, Davies, and Co; Thomas Nesper Owens, East India merchant; R. Jones, Garston;- S. Davies, of the firm of John Davies and Co W. Morris, Liverpool; John Edwards, Liverpool; Millard, Liverpool; Davies, Berkley- street, Liverpool; Pritchard, Liverpool; R. Roberts, Liverpool W. Roberts, Liverpool; Davies, undertaker, Liverpool; Davies, Peel- street, Liverpool; Daniels, Liverpool; Owen Evans, Carnarvon; Mrsaael Miss James, St James- road; Mrs Morris, Liverpool, &c., &c. When the coffin was about to be deposited in its last resting place Thomas Owen Griffith, Liverpool, (nephew), and John Thomas Evans, Carnarvon, (nephew), each placed -a beautiful wreath on the •coffin lid of their deceased uncle. R. Williams, of Criccieth, -also, on behalf of Misses Owen, Brynmor, Criccieth, deposited another beautiful wreath on the coffin. Mrs Williams has received a large number of letters from old friends of Capt. Williams, sym- pathising heartily with her: Prominent amongst the number was one from Mr Richard Davies, M.P. for Anglesey, deeply regretting his inabi- lity to be present with his sJn-Mr John Roberts Davies-owing to the contest going on in Angle- sey. It will be seen from the above notice that Capt. Williams WAS for many years in the employ of Messrs Davies, Menai Bridge. The funeral service was impressively read by the Rev. David Saunder-s, of Swansea.
THE BALLOT: A CONVERSATION. Q. -Is the Ballot secret ? A.-Yes; for a duly qualified voter, abso- lutely. Q.-But if there is a petition and scrutiny, do they not then examine all the votes ? A.-No; the paper of a disqualified voter is the only one which can be examined. Q.- How do I know that I am not disqualified ? A.-The only persons who can be disqualified are peers uf the realm, women, policemen, and felons so if your name is on the register, and you are not a peer, a woman, a policeman, or a felon, your vote is absolutely secret. Q.—But my registered number is writtcn on the counterfoil, and there are other printed numbers on the counterfoil and on the vote; could not anyone find out by comparing these numbers with the register ? A.—Yes, if they were allowed to do so but the counterfoils are locked up directly the polling is over, and no one can get at them to compare them with the voting-papers. Q.—But cannot the agents find out from the voting-papers themselves while they are oounting? A.-No; there is no mark whatever on the paper to identify it to with the voter the printed number on the back is simply the number of the voting-paper, and no more identifies the voter than the number of a cheque shows who signed it. If the votes were exhibited in public for a week for aay one to examine who liked to do so, no one would be any wiser. Q.-Are you sure no one can get hold of the counterfoils and the voting-papers after the elec- tion is over ? A.-Quite sure; they are packed up in a box, sent to London, stored in a Government vault for six months, and then destroycd.-Echo.
11John Wingfield, aged 34, was executed at Newgate Gaol on Monday morning for the marder of his wife on January 27 last, at Kil- buin, London. [t f. t.. t..
A LIEUTENANT CHARGED WITH THEFT. At the Rhvl Petty Sessions on Tuesday last, Lieutenant William Hughes, Penmachno, was charged with stealing a silver watch, the propertv of Mr Lewis R. Morgan, high bailiff of the Flintshire county courts. The prosecutor stated that in the month of July, 1877, the prisoner borrowed his watch from him, saying he would return it in three davs, which he never did, but soon afterwards left Rhyl, and was not afterwards heard of. Recently a warreht was taken out, and the prisoner was apprehended at Bettws-y-coed. The prosecutor was severely cross-examined his replies caused much amusement in court, and in consequence of the answers given his solicitor withdrew from the case. The bench remonstrated with the prosecutor for the way in which he had given his evidence, and without callmg for further evidence they dismissed the case.-The following pertons were fined for having deficient measures in their possession:—John Hughes grocer, Rhvddlan; John Wj nne, Rhyddlan Hannah Williams Rhyddlan and Issac Roberts, Rhyl.
Three young men were drowned, on Wednesday on the Thames, off Purfleet. They and a companion hvd hired a boat, and while attempting to change seats it capsized, with the result ihat only cne was savel. ,j. 4'; .( ;j
ABisRGjSLE. Twelve persons have been nominated for the three vacant seats in the Abergele ward, and five candidates have been nominated for the vacancies in Peusarn ward, viz Abergele ward Mr William Ellis, chemist, Canoldre; Mr Robert Griffiths, surgeon, HendreChttage; Mr Hugh Jones, builder, Market-street; Mr Samuel James, Ty Gobaith; Mr Edward Jones, clerk, Water-street; Mr R. O. Moore, Moouli House; Mr William Owen, feilmonger, Water street; Mr Robert Roberts, plumber and glazier, Pwllheli-buildings; Mr John Williams, tailor and draper, Water- street Mr Thomas Williams, Harp Inn; and Mr Thomas Williams, Greenfield House. Pensarn Ward: Mr John Carrington, Glyn Vaults, Pen- sarn Mr J. R. Edwards, Mona House Mr Robert Hughes, builder Mr Richard Jones, Prospect House; and Mr H. J. Roberts, Cambrian-terrace.
HOLYWELL EASTER VESTRY.—Particulars of the proceedings at this vestry shall appear next week. PRBACHIITG MBETINGS.—The annual preaching meeting was held at Chapel-street chapel on Thursday evening and Good Friday, when the Revs. D. M. Jenkins (Liverpool). -James (Nefin), and Job Miles (Abervstwith), officiated. Similar meetings were held at Pendrei Onapel on Sunday and Monday last, the following being the preachers:—Revs. John Evans (London), E. Hum- phreys (Manchester, and H. Jones (Chester). The congregations were large at both chapels. LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.—There are ten candi- dates for the five vacancies, viz., Mr John Jones Evans, London House; Mr James Denton, Bell and Antelope Inn; Mr Joseph Garner, High- street Mr J. LI. Price, Pendre; Mr Richard Jones, tanner; Mr H. Lloyd Davies, Iv? House; Mr J. T. Eachus, High-street; Mr W. F. Morris, High-street; Mr Joseph Peters, and Mr J. Josephws Williams, land surveyor. The first five are the retiring members. ELECTION OF GUARDIAro\S.- In the parish of Holywell only will there be a contested election, seven gentlemen having been nominated for the five vacancies, viz., Mr James K. Evans, The Strand; Rev J. E. Jones, Vicarage, Bagillt; Mr Leigh Howell, Bagillt, Rev John Pugh, B.A., Spring Hill; Mr David Owen, Brynhyfryd, Bagillt; Mr Samuel Davies, grocer, Bagillt; Mr Henry Machno Williams, Greenfield. The first four are the retiring members, one vacancy being caused by death. The other parishes will be re- presented as follows :—Caerwys: Mr J. S. Wil- liams. Cilcen: Mr John Lloyd. Flint: Mr Peter Bibby and Mr Robert Hughes. Gwaenysgor: Rev James Jones.- Halkyn: Mr Thomas Parry. Llanasa: Mr John Dawson and Mr Alfred Parry. Mold Mr John Corbett, Mr E. P. Edwards, Mr Edward Jones, Mr T. W. Bowdage, and Mr Edward Jones, Bistre. Nannerch Rev Watkin Williams. Nerquis Mr William Griffiths. New- market Mr Joseph Ellis. Northop Mr Thomas Webster and Mr James Reney. Whitford: Mr Adam Eyton and Mr Edward Williams. Ysceifiog: Mr John Williams and Mr William Thomas.
MOLD. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A sad accident occurred here on Tuesday afternoon last, which resulted in the death of a youth named Edwin Roberts, aged 17, son of Mr Powell Roberts, joiner, Bridge- street. The deceased, who was employed at the Tinplate Works, was returning home from his work in the afternoon between five and six o'clock along the railway, and he got on a luggage train which was then going in the direction of the station, and in trying to jump off be got en- tangled in the wheels and was dragged along the ground. His body, which was sadly mutilated, was conveyed to the County Hall to await the inquest.
TREVOR. RE-OPENING OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CLIAPBL. A few years ago the Welsh Congregation alista at Trevor, Carnarvonshire, erected a larger chapel than the one in which they had worshipped for so many years, and the old building was set apart for English worship, a colony of English people hav- ing removed here from Leicestershire, through the sett quarues. The Rev T. Dennis Jones was the first to conduct regular English services in which he was sustained by the North Wales Congrega- tional Union which made its first grant to Trevor. Regular services are now held and a church has been formed. The old chapel has been restored by Messrs John and G. Pritchard, Penygroes, under the directions of Mr Morris Roberts, architect, Portmadoc. at a cost of £ 210, towards which more than Y,180 has been given or promised. The re- opening services commenced on Tuesday evening when the Rev D. B. Hooke, Mold, preached, and at the close, presided at the celebration of the Lord's Supper. On Wednesday morning the Rev T. Nicholson, Talysarn, preached, the Rev R. W. Lloyd, Chester, in the afternoon, and the Revs. R. W. Lloyd, and D. B. Hooke, at night. Welsh services were also held each evening, when the Rev T. Nicholson preached. The services were well attended throughout. The Rev R. Lumley settles early in May as pastor of the Welsh and English. Churched.
[FlčX. ] MORE CALUMNIES. Mr Gladstone has again felt himself constrained to refute a fro li batch of Tory calumnies; and, the importance of the present crisis being con- sidered, it is now thought desirable to publish the following fmtlier denials also:- Lord Harrington indignantly repudiates the rumour that he is first cousin to Mr Parnell, and the statement that he acted as a Conservative agent at the last election. Mr John Bright asserts that he never called Mr Cobden a fool in the whole course of his life and declares that the report as to his once having offered to fight a cotton spinner for half a pint is a foul invention. Mr Robert Lowe begs to contradict the story that he, when Home Secretary, ran over a small child with his bicycle. Sir William Harcourt stoutly denies that he fluds,ill his jokes in the Bible, or that the letters of Historians" were vritrten by his grand- mother. Mr W. E.- Forster refutes the persistent assertion that he is unable to spell correctly. Mr Goschen repels with disdain the canard about his attending at all the principal race meetings in the Gliar-, of a jockey. Mr Chiiders is not in the habit of buying hot chesnuts in the streets near Westminster neither m has he ever been guilty of sucking oranges in the House, and then throwing the peel under the seat.
[JUDY.] THE Boy IS FATHEft TO THE MAN."—He must have been cue of those old boys" that we some- times read about. A HINT. — Parties who ar" afraid that they might scream when the dentist is drawing their teeth should hold tlnvr jaw. at incorrigible wag, Jones, says that an egg is quite sufficient for any meal, because it is always un muf. BISMARCK TO ANSWER—Why is the North Sea like the unity of the Fatherland?—Because, don't you see, it is the great German notion. SOMETHING LIKE A RIDDLK.—Why is a lamb on the left hand side of the road like a blot on the escutcheon ? Because, don't you see, it is a baa- sinister "GOOD WINE NPgDS -xo.BusH."—This is be- cause a "hough" generally accompanies each glassfnll—when you are drinking anybody's health for instance. Orp GKNIAL CLT.MAT:J.—"Good night, Fred." "Goodnight, Jack; but why the deuce don't you warm vo-r blessed hands before you take hold of a fellow? Ugh." SHOCKING.—A truly brutal outrage is reported from the south coast. A Bognor fisherman, the other day, on the occasion ot his daughter's wedd- ing, gave her si smack.
Intelligence from New Caledonia states that a cyclone occurred on that inland on the 21th of 'January, causing great damage to buildings and d-v-stating the plantations. Fifteen vessels were re¡,.0rt",J, stymied or missing. The Paris Telegraphe gives, as from a private correspondent at Rome, a telegram, dated Slan.ii 'i5th, afiiifiling that the Duke of vieuoa •will be married to the Princess Beatrice of England at Monza, in aJl;" ij the latter part of May.
There are fifty-two candidates for the fel- lowship up at the Royal Society. The list of names for the present session closed on the 4th inst. M. Ernest Renan will lecture on "Marcus Aurelius" at the Royal Institution on Friday evening, April 16. Mr H. Baden Pritchard's new novel, George Vanbrugh's Mistake," will be published shortly bv Messrs Sampson Low and Co. The King of Portugal, who has success- fully translated several of Shakspere's play, will shortly issue a Portugese version of "The Mer- chant of Venice." It is announced that the authorities of the British Museum have arranged for a sale of prints during the month of April. Dr Gould's Oomet, according to the ele- ments of M. Liais, sent by the Emperor of Brazil, passed its perihelion on the 11th ult., and is, ap- pareatly, becoming fainter. It appears, from a private letter sent by Mr Gill, that it was a very poor affair with a fine tail." Mr Prinsep's contribution to the Royal Academy Exhibition will be the large picture re- presenting the proclamation of the Empire in India. Messrs Cassell and Co. will publish in a few days a work entitled "Political and Legal Remedies for War," by Mr Sheldon Amos, late Professor of Jurisprudence in University College, London. The Anchor is the title of a new religious weeky which will make its appearance in London in the course of the next few weeks. Like the Rock, its principles will be of an ultra-Protestant character. Mr Swinburne's Ode to Victor Hugo, which we mentioned a few weeks ago, will be in- cluded in his new volume of poems. The book will bear the general title of "Songs of the Spring C, el Tides." It will be out immediately after Easter. Mr Ruskin has sent to Mr Wolt Whitman for five complete sets of "Leaves of Grass" and "Two Rivulets." The distinguished art critic observe in a letter that the reason those books excite such hostile criticism is, Thev are deadly true—in the sense of rifles-against all our dead- liest sins." A work of great interest, viz Mr Jeffer- son Davis' Memoirs of the Civil War," will be published in the autumn by Messrs Appleton and Co., of New York. Mr Davis is now busily en- gaged in completing this historical narrative, which will appear in two large volumes, illustrated with views and portraits. JJ n Arts and Literature Dilettante Society is being formed for the cultivation and encourage- ment ot ai ts and letters. The scheme includes morning lectures, music, literature, and other means of recreation in the aftertoon, and periodical entertainments i4 the evening. The premises, comprising a concert and lecture hall, picture galleries, and clubtooms, will be opened in a few weeks.
Bribery is one thing and anticipatory bene- factions to a constituency are another. It is difficult indeed sometimes to decide what may be done legitimately by an intending candi- date in the way of public gifts, and what de- serves to be branded as magnificent corrup- tion. On the one hand, if a candidate, resi- dent or non-resident, spends nothing amongst his constituency, and gives nothing to public charities, he is branded as penurious and miserly, whilst on the other hand, the most disinterested benefactor of his borough may have his generosity shamefully flung in his teeth for party purposes at an election-time. In High Wycombe a Conservative candidate stands no chance because the shop-keepers are in- dignant with their neighbour, Lord Beacons- field, because as they say, he spends nothing in the town." The shop-keepers of Birming- ham obje ;t to Mr Bright that he has never spent a sixpence there in his life, while Mr Brinton, the Liberal candidate for Kidderminster, is taunted with having spent JE2,000 upon the town during the past two years with the view of winning the favour of his townsmen, and Mr W. H. Smith is abused by the Liberals of West- minster for having recently contributed £ 1,000 towards the Westminster public gardens. Mr Mark Firth of Sheffield is perhaps the most popular man in his town, and deserves to be after the princely and more than princely gifts he has made to it. But if he had contested the borough, as he was invited to do, against Mr Waddy, he would have been regarded in a very different light. It was objected to the admission of Roman Catholics to the franchise that they would vote en bloc according to the direction of the Church. As it happened, the Church is divided against itself on the matter of politics, and although the influence of individual priests is undoubt- edly large, that influence is so evenly divided that it is difficult to say on which side the Roman Catholic vote will preponderate. Car- dinal Manning, whilst leaning evidently some- what to the Conservative side, declares for neu- trality, which is in itself a remarkable thing for an ecclesiastic whose views aro so pro- nounced that he actually declared his intention of standing for Marleybone in the Liberal cause. In fact, just now it would be some- what dangerous for the Hierarchyto pronounce distinctly in favour of either one side or the other. Many of the aristocratic Roman Catholic families are still Liberal, but the Duke of Norfolk has become the supporter of the Beaconsfleld ministry. Lord Ripon, the Roman Catholic ex-minister, says that Rompn Catholifes ought to be Liberals; but Viscount Bury, the Roman Catholic minister, says they ought to be Conservatives. Out of evil will come good. The intoller- able arrogance of Mr Parnell going down to Roscommon to wrest the two seats for the county out of the hands of two resident pro- prietors, both Home Rulers, and one the U'Connor Don, a Celt of the Celts, is deeply resented. Mr Parnell brought over from Liver- pool a political nonentity whose only claim on the constituency WfJ< that he is a Parnellite pure and simple. This attempt to Parnellize Ireland by mob dictation is already curing it- self, and in a slow and roundabout way is edu- cating the people to think for themselves. Harrow, somehow, has got a reputation for strong Conservatism. Its public school is throughly tainted with latter-day Conserva- tism, and it was looked upon as a bold thing for young Gladstone to face a densely-packed meeting in the hall of that town on Tuesday night to talk Liberalism. Fortunately, the boys were away for their holidays, and although the meeting was stormy enough, the Liberals determined to bave a hearing, even at the cost of the ejectment of a few noisy roughs. Mr and Miss Gladstone were accompanied to the hall by Mr Robert Lowe, and received at the railway station by a party of enthusiastic friends, among whom were some of the Harrow schoolmasters and a number of the local gentry. Mr J. Clarke, J.P., drove off in the first car- riage with the candidate and Mr Lowe, which was immediately followed by Sir Morton Peto's carriage, in which were Sir Morton and Miss Gladstone, Miss Peto and Mrs Rowland Brown. Some exquisite bouquets of exotica were pre- sented to Miss Gladstone at the railway station, and the party received on its arrival an enthus- iastic ovation. Mr Gladstone beside the vener- able figure of the ex-Chancellor of the Ex- chequer presented an interesting contrast His very youthful appearance assured him a con- siderate reception. His voice and manner are exceedingly winning, and his profile bears a re- semblance to his father's marked features. His speech was devoted to the Eastern Question and the spirited .foreign policy" pretensions of the Government, which he dealt with in indignant tones befitting a Gladstone. Mr Lowe paid the young speaker a graceful com- pliment. He said he met him on that platform for the first time in his life, and commended him to the Middlesex electors OH the plea that "as the fountain of honour had apparently with- held all gifts from his Celebrated father the electors of Middlesex would probably requite his services with a gift which he would appre- ciate beyond Earldoms or Blue Ribands.; namely, the return of his promising son to Parliament." The contest in the county of Middlesex will be sharp. Mr Gladstone, how- ever, was very late in the field, and his chance of success diminished in consequence. In the Harrow district the growth of Liberalism has been decidedly stimulated by this contest, which will tell in a future election if not in this. Queen Victoria has much more pleasant weather this year than last for her trip through France. For a second time she passes through Paris under a Republic. She visited it during the Orleans Monarchy, and again under the Empire, and upon both occasions was received with effusive demonstrations of welcome. Now, even if Her Majecty did not habitually avoid publicity, she would hardly care to become the guest of President Grevy, and probably the President is not sorry to be free from the em- barrassment of receiving foreign Royalty. Her n cl Majesty knows nothing of modern Paris, and in all probability never will. The Prince of Wales will be the first English monarch since the time of Charles the Second who has really been familiar with the French Capital. Several reports are current about the creation of new peers. Sir Robert Peel, for instance, is to go to the Upper House with an earl's coronet. But all these reports are premature. Nothing will be decided till the elections are over -and the Queen has returned from the Continent, which will be about the end of April. In any case, it has been arranged that Her Majesty will hasten her return home by a week or two as soon as the results of the elections are known, and the fate of the Ministry is settled in one way or the other. When the Empress Eugene arrives at Isan- dula she will find on the scene of her son's death a white stone cross erected by Queen Victoria in affectionate remembrance of the late Prince Louis Napoleon. The monument has been erected pursuant to Her Majesty's immediate directions by a Natal stone-cutter, and even those who most strongly object to the erection of the beautiful monument to the Prince in Westminster Abbey will hardly find fault with the kindliness which has prompted the Queen to prepare the simple monument at Isandula for the eyes of the mourning mother who goes to weep there. I see that the Em- press and suite have arrived at Madeira in the Union Steamship Company's ship German, which left Plymouth cn Good Friday. The Empress and her friends are reported as in ex.- cellent health. A remarkable change has come over the Society of British Artists. For years Suffolk- street" has been considered. tantamount to a term of reproach when applied to an exhibitor. An artist who was represented there was almost considered un worthy of notice by an exhibitor at the Academy. Even a regular Dudley- Galleryite rather despised a member of the S. B. A., albeit the name of the latter might be occasionally found in a Royal Academy cata- logue, and himself a very excellent painter indeed. This year's exhibition is marvellously strong. The character of the work on the walls -at any rate, most of it, is quite up to the Royal Academy standard. I think I discern in the Exhibition signs of a growth which is destined to make itself felt alongside of the Royal Academy itself. I hear that Mr Val. Prinsess, A.R.A., will most likely not trouble the Royal Academy with his big picture (about the merits of which there are divided opinions), "The Proclamation of the Queen as Empress of India." It is his present intention to exhibit the worj^ separately. Let us hope for the sake of outsiders who are aspiring to occupy a few inches of the Royal Academy walls with their works that he will adhere to his resolution. Thirty feet, which is the length of the picture -the depth being proportionate—would be a tremendous slice of the line." Moreover, there can be little doubt that the work will show to the greatest advantage aloae.
THE LATE REV- T- JAMES' LIBRARY- The Library of the late Rev T. James, L.L.D., F.S.A., (Llallawg) Vicar of Netherthong, Hudders field, was sold in London last week; when the following prices were realized for works interest- ing to Wales and the Borders :-Archa)ologia Cambrenais from the commencement in 1846 to 1879, j622 10,¡ (Quarrich); Y Beirniad 1860 to 1879, £210, Barrow's Wild Wales, original edi- tion, 3 vols.E22a; Cambrian Journal, 1854 to 1863, X4 13s (Breese); Cambrian Quarterly Magazine, 5 vols., £ 2 8s (Ridler); Cambiian Re- gister, 3 vols., L2 16s (Ridler) another copy, £1 19i (Quarrich) Cambro Briton, 3 vols., £ 1 14s (Quarrhh); Cambro Briton, 3 vols., 1:1148 (Quar- rich); Yr Haul, 1835 to 1878, JE1 10s (Clark); Bye- gpnes, 1871 to 1875, £1 2s (Smith); Coxe's Tour in Monmouthshire, JBL 12s (George); History of the Gwydir Family (Oswestry edit., 1878), 17. (Smith); Giraldus' Itenerary through Wales, Si 17s (George); Gough's Camden, £4 6a (Mullany); Edward Llwyd's ArchaDologia Britannica, 1 vol., all published, £1 15s (Wilson); Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin, ending with sheet Cccc, and with title reprinted within old woodcut border (sold with all its faults), first folio edition, 1664," £ 5 (Quarrich); Aneurin Owen's Ancient Laws of Wales, £1 8s (Steble); Montgomeryshire Collections, vols. 1 to 8, X6 7s 6d (Breese); Ditto, vols. 9 to 11 and part of 12, 17s (Smith); Myvyiian.Archaeology, Den- bigh, 1870, £ 1 15 (Wilson); Pennant's Tours in Wales, large paper, 3 vole. 8vo, 1810, 17s (Ridler); The Reliquary, 1860 to 1879, £8 (Smith); Tran- sactions of Shropshire Archaeological Society, vol. 1 and parts 1 and 2 of vol 2, 19a (Quarrich); Wil- liams' Eminent Welshmen, 7s (George); Williams' Y Seint Greal, 14s (Quarrich); Jones and Free- man's History of St David's, £1 17s (Wilaon) Meyrick's Cardigan, X2 118 (Wilson); Meyrick's Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches between 1586 and 1613, X9 15s (Ellis); Phillips and Hulbert, History of Shrewsbury and Shropshire, two volumes in one, £1 10s (Scuett) Pugh's Cambria Depicta, tinted views, 17s (George); Westwood's Lapidarium Wallise, £2 10s (George); Wood's Principal Rivers in Wales, large paper, £ 3 (Breese); Williams' Lexicon Cornu Britannicum, £ 1 5s (Quarrich); Wyndhams' Monmouthshire, £ 1 108 (Breese) Wynnstay and the Wynn., and another book, 14s (Smith); Yorke's Royal Tribes, with (additional) portrait of the author, £ 1 Is (Ridler) Thomas' History of the Diocese of St. Asaph, half morocco, 10s (Ridler); Williams' Mon- mcutlialire, 0.1125 (Breese). I -t. i
THE ELECTION RIOT AT EB EN- EZER. At the County Magistrates' Court, on Saturday last, before Mr J. D. Whitehead and Capt. Wynn Griffith, the following persons were summoned for throwing stones and assaulting the police, at Ebenezer, immediately after the Hon. Mr Pennant addressed the electors at that place, on the evening of the 18th ult:—David Thomas, Owen Roberts, Francis Roberts, W. J. Williams, Margaret Jones, William Williams, J. D. Williams, Moriis Williams, and Samuel R. Jones.—Major Clayton desired, before the bench proceeded with the cases; to explain the cir- cumstances upon which the charges were made. He said that on the 18th ult., the Hon. Mr Pen- nant addressed a meeting of the electors at Eben- ezer. With regard to the meeting itself it passed off as orderly as possible but after the meeting a number of ill-advised persons, among whom were the prisoners then before the court, had thrown stones at the carriage containing Mr Pennant and his friends when starting from the village of Ebenezer. In the endeavours of the police to put a stop to this state of things the police themselves were assaulted. In one instance a constable took I charge of a man who had struck him with a stone. This man, however, was rescued from the police, but was subsequently arrested on a magistrates' warrant early on the following Monday morning before he proceeded to his work. The arrest took place in the ordinary way. Admittance to the house where the prisoner resided was demanded by the police and granted at once without any di- fficulty. There was no "breaking of locks and smashing of doors" as had been stated. In one other instance one of the men incited his com- panions to assault the police, but did not assault them himself, and the remainder of the cases were ordinary summonses for assaulting the police in the execution of their duty. The Chief Con- stable here explained that the prosecution rested entirely with himself, and that the cases had been taken up without the knowledge of Mr Pennant or anyb Idy elee. It was simply a prosecution for the breach of the peace, where the police only were concerned. Major Clayton also explained that he had taken special meass for preserving the peace on the occasion of the assault above alluded to, as fre thought there was just a possi- bility, if not a probability, that the assault on Mr Watkin Williams at Bethesda a few days before might have caused a feeling of retaliation, and he desired to provide against that or any other contingency. He also said that within a few hours after the Bethesda assault he had tele- graphed to the police of the locality, and had taken other steps which he hoped very sincerely would lead to the apprehension of the .people who had thrown stones and sods at Mr Watkin Wil- liams' carriage. The same morning Major Clay- ton called personally on Mr Watkin Williams and expressed his deep regret for what had occurred at Bethesda, and explained the, steps he had already taken, and those he would take to find out the persons concerned in the assault if it was by any means possible to do so. 1\1, Watkin Williams thanked the Chief Constable, but thought from the uppearance of the place where the assault had taken place, that the police would hardly be able to find out the perpetrators, as it had occurred at a considerable distance from the village, and not in the presence of any of the police. Major Clayton pointed out that there had been no subsequent case of stone-throwing or dis- order in any part of the county, and he hoped the Bench would kindly consider whether, under the circumstances, they could not see their way to avoid imprisonment or fines in the event of the prisoners being convicted, and simply bind them over to keep the peace, as he thought there was now no fear of further irregularities. -The Bench acted upon Major Clayton's suggestion, and, with the exception of David Thomas and Francis Roberts, the charges against whom were with- drawn—they were all bound over in their own re- cognizances of JElO each to keep the peace for six months.
GRUGAN WEN ESTATE, GROESLON. The sale of this very desirable property took place on Saturday, at the Sportsman tlotel, Car- narvon. Messrs E. H. Owen and Son were the auctioneers, and Mr Hugh Roberts, of the firm of Messrs C. A. Jones and Roberts, were the solicitors. The prices realised were remarkably good, as will be seen from the subjoining list:- Acreage. Lots. a. r. p. £ s. d. 1 4 1 1 700 0 0 2 3 025 250 0 0 3 1 329 350 0 0 4 5 3 0 400 0 0 5 0 0 39 40 0 0 ft 0 011 10 0 0 7 9 13^ 2 10 0 a 0 0 ll| 40 .0 0 9 0 0 11} 40 0 0 10 1 112 300 0 0 .11 0 0 28i 150 0 0 12 0 1 111 50 0*0 13 0 0 23 100 0 0 14 to 19 0 0291 100 0 0 1 r, 0 0 lcf 40 0 0 16 0 0 71 1100 0 0 17 0 0 17 95 0 0 1 8 0 0 151 5 0 0 20 287 yds 25 0 0 21 468 yds 50 0 0 22 495 yds 55 13 9 23 530 yds 53 0 0 24 0 1 7 75 0 0 25 0 1 17t 70 0 0 26 1 3 16 225 0 0 27 1 0 33 175 0 0 28 552 yds 55 4 0 29 552 yds 50 12 0 30 559 yds 51 4 10 31 562 yds 51 10 4 32 562 yds 44 9 10 33 635 yds 47 12 6 34 671 yds 69 17 11 35 529 yds 46 5 9 36 to 40 250 0 0 41 869 yds 50 0 0 42 0 3 4 100 0 0 43 0 0 91 135 0 0 44 0 0 83 135 0 0 45 0 0 8f 135 0 0 46 0 0 8i' 135 0 0 47 0 0 st H5 0 0 48 0 0 8 135 0 0 49—50 0 0 26f 230 0 0
g REVERSAL Of THE "ARIZONA" JUDGMENT. In the Admiralty Division, on Monday, an ap- peal from the decision of the Board of Trade in- quiry in the Arizona disaster came before Sir James Hannen, Sir R. Philiimore, and two naval asses- aors, at Westminster. The inquiry took place at St. George's Hull, Liverpool, on the 4th instant, with regard to the accident which happened on the 7th November to the Guion screw-steamer Arizona, on her voyage from America, when the ship came into collision with an iceberg, 'and was so seriously injured that she had to put back to St. John's, Newfoundland; and as the result, the certificates of the master (Mr Thomas Jones) and the second mate (Mr John Wynu Jones) were suspended for six months, on the ground that proper look-out had not been kept. This judgment was appealed against by Mr Thomas Jones, on the ground that the 242nd section of the Merchant Shipping Act did not apply, as that section was only applicable provided the loss or injury to the ship was occa- sioned by the default of the master,which was not the present case. The evidence given by Captains Jones, Holt, Besley, and Foster at the Board of Trade inquiry was then read, the learned counsel for the appellant strongly urging the court to consider the evidence of three skilled Atlantic ship- masters, each of whom spoke to the unusual cir- cumstance of ice being met with in the Atlantic in the month of November.—Mr Mackenzie said the Board of Trade would pay the utmost deference to the decision of that court, whatever it might be.-Their lordships then retired to consider their decision, and subsequently Sir J. Hannen said he had come to the conclusion that there had been delay in reporting t he cloud or iceberg, but in that which followed there was nothing by which the accident could be attributed to any default on the part of the master, and therefore he was of opinion that the judgment of the court below should be reversed; the suspension of the master ought also to be reversed, and his certificate restored to him at once.-Sir R. Phillimore entirely concurred in the judgment of Sir James Hannen, and said further that the evidence that had been given, as far as he could see, failed to showth.it the captain had done anything that could be said to have caused or contributed to the accident.—Sir James Hannen wished it to be known that the decision to which they had come had the entire approval of the naval assessors, Captains Lads and Close, who had assisted them at the present inquiry; and, further, they wished it stated that it would be better th"t for the future some steps should be taken for the protection of the look-out on the whaleback, to render unnecessary their removal under an^ circumstances.—Au application was madp. for costs against the BOtlnl of Trade.-Sir R. Phillimore said the application was a matter of some importance; and considering that the present was the first case that had been decided since the act came into operation, they would take time to consider the application.