ELECTION ITEMS. The Queen leaves Baden on Friday, and will reach Windsor about six o'clock on Saturday. The ministers will tender their resigna- tions at Windsor probably on Monday. Lord Carnarvon's son and heir was born last week. It is rumoured that Lord Claud Hamilton, and the Earl of Dalkeith, will probably be called to the House of Lords. It is said that in Merionethshire much more interest was evinced in the Carnarvonshire Election than in the one which took place in that county. Lord Bury and Sir Harding S. Giffard have had to retract their assertions concerning Mr Gladstone. The latest speculations as to the constitu- tion of the new ministry places Mr Justice Coleridge as Lord Chancellor, and Sir Henry James to succeed him on the bench. Lord Duff erin is spoken of as the pro- bable successor of Lord Lytton in India. The office of Viceroy is worth JE30,000, independent of the residence and its expenses. The Earl of Beaconsfield is said to have assured her Majesty before she left England there 4ould be no doubt about the Government securing a majority at the elections. A pamphlet was extensively circulated in Scotland before the election entitled The poli- tical achievements of the Earl of Dalkeith." The cover was neatly got up, and when opened the book was found to contain some thirty sheets of blank paper. Mr W. H. Gladstone was returned at the top of the poll for East Worcestershire, and Mr Allsopp was at the bottom. Thus the last of the Three jolly brewers" has been rejected. The Liberals gain two seats in the division. The total Liberal gain in the counties has been 55 seats. Of the 103 members for Ireland, 61 will sit as Home Rulers, 25 as Conservatives, and 17 as Liberals. The Home Ruler has gained six seats, and the Liberals three. There are no Conservative Rome Rulers. The rumour that there will be a petition against the return of Mr Watkin Williams is totally unfounded. In the event of Mr Lowe being raised to the peerage. Sir John Lubbock will be asked to represent the London University. It is now known that election petitions will be presented from Gravesend, Westbury, Canterbury, Whitehaven, Barnstaple, Taunton, Hereford, Leominster, Colchester, and Poole. It appears that previous to Mr W. F Maitland's first victory in Breconshire, the county had been in the hands of the Tories for three centuries. Mr S. C. Evans Williams, chairman of the Liberal Association, has issued his electoral address to the voters of the Radnor boroughs, as successor to the Marquis of Hartington Rejoicings were held at Cardigan on Monday in connection with the return of Mr L. P. Pugh to Parliament. The people were very enthusiastic, and Mr Pugh was warmly received. The Gladstone Reception Committee meet again this week, when a proposal will be made to raise a sum of money for Mrs Gladstone's 41 Home," which lias ot late needed pecuniary assistance. Already Y,500 have been offered to be subscribed. It has been authoritatively announced that Sir Ivor Guest, after his numerous defeats, and after the defeat of his brother, Mr Arthur E. Guest, will be raised to the peerage. It is also stated that Sir George Elliot will receive a similar recognition of his political services. Great rejoicings were held at Cardigan -when the news of the Liberal victory in the election of Mr L. P. Pugh reached the place. At Llan- dyssul there were also rejoicings, but a disturbance -was raised by the disreputable followers of the Tories. At a meeting held on Monday in Swansea it was resolved to present at some future day Mr John Jones Jenkins, the Mayor of Swansea (who contested the Carmarthen Boroughs in opposition to Mr B. T. Williams, Q C., both being Liberals), with the testimonial, thanking him for his public services. A committee was struck, of which Mr R. Vivian, M. P., is chairman. During the contest for Merionethshire where the return of the late Liberal; member Mr jS. Holland was opposed by Mr Dunlop, a meeting of the Tories was summoned to hear an addrees from their candidate, who unfortunately could not cpeak in Welsh. The meeting was packed by an enthusiastic assembly of Liberals. Finding that the audience insisted on being addressed in their native language, a young curate undertook to translate into Welsh sentence by sentence the address of his friend th. candidate. The scene Which ensued was most extraordinary and exciting. As the curate drawled out each sentence, the audience took up the responses and repeated in chorus and in imitation of the curate's, drawling Tnanner the words of the address, amidst the most Uproarious laughter and applause. Of course Mr Dunlop found himself on the day of election at the bottom of the poll. DOUBLE STOUT AND TREBLE X. Said those M.P.-less Allsopps to Beaconsfield, We hear That you intend of Guinness's to make an Irish peer. e ve no objection to the lift, yet surely Dublin Stout Was not the only 'barely bree, the Radicals rolled out. fought and fell—we Allsopps three; defeatour souls doth vex. m Double Stout rewarded be, and not your Treble X V' TOPER. The Montgomeryshire election on Friday fche last of the Welsh elections, and was not « least remarkable of the series of Liberal jjm°"es in the Principality. From time ienre^°^a^ coun-ty of Montgomery has been years ^y a Tory, and for the last eighty Mr C. w ^J^eniber of the house of Wynnstay. kin Wyun ^yrm, brother of the late Sir Wat- seat nndiatiui, iatker °* ^ate member, held the from 1799 to l8?n°rTa period of fifty-°ne years— ceeded by his rJUt, Iu 1850 h« died and was suc- Watkin, anlheretafW,^brother of the present Sir till 1802, when he TJ seat without opposition accident in returningft* ff?m, tlieefte,;tH1 ,of an cousin, Mr Charles the hunting-field. His elected in his place by s ■}Yy^1^3 th?D Liberal opponent, Mr C T'w 3r° over hls Lord Sudeley, and 8at f?r f anbury-Traey now further opposition until the Jfto 7 ™thof Sir Watkin owns a very l £ L county, the seat was almost reSSlT appanage of the House of Wynna&y_ Sir Watkin's agents, but Sir Watkin himself took an active interest m the contest, and the T Iv^rai candidate had also to contend again8t the terri- torial influence of the Earl of Powis, the Marauis of Londonderry, and other Conservative land- owners. Mr Stuart Rendel s success is the more remarkable from the fact that he has no landed interest in Montgomeryshire, and that he was a perfect Btranger to the county until his selection as the Liberal candidate a little more than two years ago. THE THREE GLADSTONES. Three stalwart Gladstones, bravely battling for the True The Sire led on the Scottish hosts, and quelled the bold Buccleugh. ) Two stalwart Gladstones still the trenchant sword did wield Till Henry's brows with bays were wreathed on Wor- cester field. One stalwart Gladstone, in pause from gallant Asht, Till loyal Leeds send Herbert forth, upholder of the right. Three gallant Gladstones-a mighty sire and worthy sons, And dear to all true English hearts while England's history runs. D.B. B.
INDIGNATION MEETING AT BETHESDA- SCANDALOUS CONDUCT OF A WELSH TORY NEWSPAPER. THE SECRECY OF THE BALLOT QUESTIONED. It is but natural that the crushing defeat sus- tained by the Conservative cause in this county should have exasperated the feelings of the van- quished. No doubt that the majority that placed Mr Watkin Williams at the head of the poll was far greater than the most sanguine Liberal or the most timid Conservative ever anticipated. Yet the magnitude of the disaster is not sufficient to account for the extraordinary statements con- tained in the North Wales Chronicle and a scur- rilous paper called Llais y Wiad. Both these papers are strongly Conservative in their views; and to avenge the misfortune that have over- taken the political party which they serve, they have spared no pains to malign the voters of this county, in general, and Mr Pennant's workmen in particular. Among the most notable of these unwarrantable attacks upon the people of Bethesda are the following:—The North Wales Chronicle-a paper which has hitherto claimed to be a sedate Tory print,-on the 10th instant, published the following delicious morsel of inuendo of course, it is unnecessary to assure our readers that it is from beginning to end a string of unfounded assertions "It is perfectly well-known that hundreds of the quarrymen of Bethesda and Llanberis voted against Mr Pennant who had promised to vote for him. It is satisfactory to have this informa- tion brought out. A stab in the dark once de- livered is better parried in the future." The Welsh Tory paper, Llais y Wlad, even went further than its contemporary in the vio- lence of its diatribes, and had the audacity to publish an article, from which we make the fol- lowing extract, in its leading columns on Friday last. Not only is the article from first to last abusive and incorrect, but its contents area direct libel upon the impartiality of the Return- ing Officer, and an impeachment of his conduct in the process of counting the votes. We feel certain that the able deputy who carried out the work of the county election in such a praise- worthy manner will not tolerate an unprovoked attack upon himself. TLe following is a trans- lation of the extract from the article in Llais y Wlad "In Carnarvonshire Mr Pennant has been de- ceived by more than fifteen hundred people who had promised to vote for him. This is to be at- tributed to the doctrine of perjury which has been preached instead of the gospel in sacred places. We do not complain greatly of the ver- dict of the county which has returned Mr Watkin Williams as the representative of fifteen hundred Welsh perjurers. Perhaps it would be interesting to some localities to know how they stand in the light of the promises they gave. On Tuesday morning, after an argument lasting for an hour and a half, it was decided that the ballot boxes should be counted separately, and the result was that it was discovered where the true friends of Mr Pennant came from. On Tuesday evening an official report was received from Bethesda to the effect that 432 had recorded their votes in favour of Mr Pennant. The Bethesda box was opened, and in it were found the crosses of more than two thirds of the per- jurers in favour of Mr Watkin Williams. These are the people who have been blowing their horns before Mr Pennant; who have been all their lifetime, and intend to be in future, dependent for a day's work, and for payment for it, upon the illustrious family of Penrhyn." The article proceeded in the same strain, but we have produced sufficient to show the nature of the insinuations, to protest agaiLst which AN INDIGNATION MEETING was called at Bethesda. The meeting was con- vened by posters issued'throughout the neigh. bourhood, of which the following is a copy:- To the Electors of Llanllechid and Llandegai- Every voter desirous of protesting against the scandalous charges made against us in the lead- ing columns of Llais y Wtad, is requested to at- tend a meeting to be held at the Market Hall, Bethesda, at seven o'clock en Monday evening, April 12th, to protest against such accusations. Admission by tickets, which may be obtained of the district canvassers, and of T. H. Owen and E. Phillip Williams, chairman and secretary of the Hon. G. S. D. Pennant's committee." About three hundred people attended the meet- ing, and we are informed that a large number had been refused tickets of admission. Mr Richard Morris, Gerlan, was voted to the chair. In his opening address he confessed he knew little about the object of the meeting in addition to what had appeared on the placard. He called upon Messrs Owen and E. P. Williams to explain the causes which had made it necessary to convene the meeting. He also drew the at- tention of the meeting to the fact that two re- presentatives of the press were present, and he trusted every speaker would bear that in mind, by exercising wisdom, coolness, and a due regard for the feelings of those from whom they might differ. He impressed upon those present the necessity for keeping within the bounds of de- corum, and urged them to do naught that would reflect upon them as working men. Someone in the audience suggested that Mr E. P. Williams should take a record of the proceed- ings, but Mr Williams objected on the ground that he had acted as secretary to Mr Pennant's committee. He thought it would be preferrable to appoint someone else. Mr-Griffith Hughes, Penau Carnedcti, was then unanimously appointed secretary to the meeting. Mr T. H. Owen, chief c'.erk to the Penrhyn Quarry, addressed the meeting. All he knew about the meeting was that some of his friends came to him and expressed that there was a feel- ing in the quarry that he should convene a meet- ing, so that the people of Bethesda might repu- diate the gross charges brought against them in Llais y Wlad. He felt that he had scarcely a right to interfere as he had been chairman of Mr Pennant's committee but lest any one might have gone away with the notion that he was op- posed to the movement he and Mr Williams con- sented to call that meeting. Mr E. P. Williams said that his explanation was only a repetition of the remarks of Mr Owen. It was at the urgent request of the quarry people that he had called that meeting, and it was per- fectly understood from the commencement that he was not to assume an attitude which would in- duce any one to believe that he was one of the promoters. He considered that the charges made in Llais y Wlad were utterly unfounded. He did not believe that two-thirds of the electors of Bethesda had broken their promises-in fact, he was certain that two-thirds of them had not done so and he believed that the charges in Llais y Wlad could not possibly be true. Mr D. Pritchard said that he was with those who issued the placard, but although their names were on it, they had no connection with the move- ment. He had no wish to take part in that meet- ing, but he would say that they were yet to some extent in the heat of the electoral contest, and possessed sympathies of different kinds. He urged them to be careful not to utter anything calcu- lated to hurt the feelings of one another. He assured them that to do anything which reflected upon themselves as working men would be viewed with displeasure by Mr Pennant and the Penrhyn family. Whatever they had intended to say, un- less it was consistent with good sense let it be unsaid. They could not help that there were two parties. In that way they had been brought up. Let them not be bigoted on either side, but let them exercise toleration. He urged them to be cautious caution was the best remedy for them. The Chairman invited any other speaker to address the meeting, or propose a resolution. Mr Thomas Owen, Carmel, Caellwyngrydd, proposed the following resolution :—" That we at a meeting of the electors of Llanllechid and Llandegai, and the district of Rhiwlas, together with others residing at Llanllechid and Llandegai, but voting in other polling districts, who had promised to vote in favour of the Hon. Mr Pennant, protest in the most emphatic manner against the disgraceful and unfounded charges brought against us in Llais y Wlad and the North Wales Chronicle; viz that according to Llais y Wlad two thirds of those who had pledged them- selves to support Mr Pennant had broken their promises, and voted for Mr Watkin Williams; and, that, according to the North Wales Chronicle, hundreds of the Bethesda quarrymen had been guilty of similar conduct. That we had strong reasons for promising to vote as we did and consistent with our promises we recorded our votes honestly, and treated with disdain every attempt to induce us to commit an act of political duplicity." After a pause, Mr John Pritchard, Gerlan, seconded the proposition, which was unanimously carried. I Mr William Williams, Gerlan Mr Chairman, would it not be advisable to afford Dais y Wlad an opportunity of justifying its remarks, if it could ? The Chairman: It is intended to give every facility to Llais y Wlad to prove the truth of the accusations. If it cannot it must retract the statements. Mr Lewis Owen, Caellwyngrydd, said that retraction would not be enough. Mr John Pritchard, Penybryn, said he agreed that it would be insufficient reparation to with- draw the libellous statement. They should take legal proceedings against the paper. To permit Llais y Wlad to go free by recanting would be to show to it too much leniency. He suggested that a deputation should wait upon the proprietor and editor to discuss the matter. He thought the following conditions should be offered to Llait y Wlad :-That it be requested to change its name. They had all heard of persons who had changed their names in consequence of cer- tain circumstances which had overtaken them. Llais y Wiad had met with a notable circum- stance in its history (laughter). He thought they should that night decree Thou shalt no longer be known as the Voice of the Public, but as the Voice of Satan (cheers and great laughter). Such a name would be most appropriate, because it was in the guise of Llais y Wlad that the devil had appeared in their midst to sow enmity among them as fellow-workmen. Mr John Williams referred to certain circulars received from Mr Watkin Williams, which were to be returned with a reply. He thought they should be called upon to produce Mr Williams's circulars. If they had not returned them, it would go far to prove that they had not voted for him. A voice from the audience If a man received a stamped circular from Mr Williams, was it not right he should return it? How could the pro- duction of these circulars show how one had voted he could not understand (cheers). Another voice: Every honest man would have sent the circular back if it had been stamped. A long discussion ensued as to the feasibility of calling upon those who had not returned Mr Watkin Williams's circular to produce them, but the subject was allowed to drop. Messrs Edward Jones, Michael Hughes, O. Hughes, Morris Davies, and others subsequently addressed the meeting and the proceedings were concluded with a vote of thanks to the chairman, who discharged his somewhat difficult duties with much tact and fairness.
A medical student at Queen's College, Cork, has been rusticated for twelve months, for getting up an address among the students to Mr Parnell on his return from America. Several students who signed the document have been ad- monished. Mr Hugh Mason, M.P.,and Mr Coulthard, arbitrators in the weavers' wages question in Ashton district, have given an award of 21 per cent, making with advance previously granted by employers 5 per cent, an amount for which the operatives struck. One of the first questions which Mr Watkin Williams, the newly- elected member for Carnarvonshire, will bring before the House of Commons will be a bill for the abolition of canvas- sing. He intimated to his friends at Denbigb on Wednesday night that he had drafted a bill, but that in the old house" it was he felt, useless to introduce it. He intends, however, to try and induce the new Parliament to take up the question. We understand that Mr Thomas Salt, the Hon. Wilbraham Egerton, and Viscount Emlyn, M.P., are appointed ecclesiastical commissioners.
anlt Mr Brinley Richards was recently elected a director of the Royal Academy of Music in place of Mr Henry Rougier. The Swansea Town Council, on Wednes- day, passed a resolution that a petition be pre- sented to Parliament setting forth the claims of the borough to a second seat in the House of Commons. The Queen has been pleased to confer upon Mr W. T. Beet, the organist of St. George's Hall, Liverpool, a pension of jEiOO a year from her Majesty's civil list, in recognition of his services to music. Progress is being made in the arrange- ments for holding a Fine Art Exhibition at Merthyr Tydvil, in June next. It is expected that the Exhibition will be one of the first ever held in South Wales. A porpoise nearly four feet long came ashore, on Wednesday, at Llanfairfechan, in the nets of Mr Hughes. A commissioner from Bir- mingham aquarium was soon on the spot, but it died before his arrival. The Rev W. Morris, of Brynmenin, has been killed at Llanelly while alighting from a railway carriage before the train stopped. The deceased had only just finished a course of in- struction at Oxford, and was married a short time ago. The Board of Trade inquiry into the sup- posed loss of the ship Llanedarne, of Cardiff, was concluded on Tuesday. The vessel sailed in December for Dunkirk with a crew of 20, and has not since been heard of. There was no evidence, and the court made no order as to costs. On Sunday special services were held at Grove-street chapel, Liverpool, when the Revs H. Jones, :Birkenhead, T. Nicholson, Talsarn; and Owen Evans, Llaubrynmair, preached to large audiences. Collections were made at the close of the services, towards defraying the chapel debt, realising £126. A telegram from Elsinore, received in Liverpool on Wednesday, state that the schooner Ebenezer Parry, owned by Mr Henry Parry, of Nevin, Carnarvonshire, has been in collision with a Danish schooner, and sustained slight damage. The Ebenezer Parry was on a voyage from Algiers to St. Petersburg at the time of the casualty. Sir Richard Bulkeley, with his proverbial liberality, has solved the difficulty respecting the proposed temperance public house at Beaumaris by building one himself. The designs have been prepared by Mr R G. Thomas, architect, Menai Bridge, and the contract has been entrusted to Mr William Humphreys, Beaumaris. Five persons were nominated to serve the parish of Denbigh at St Asaph Board of Guardians; but Messrs R. A. Davis and J. Ro- berts having withdrawn, the following were on Saturday elected without a contest:—Messrs Robert Davies, John Knowles, and Edward Am gel. They are all Nonconformists and Liberals. Sir Robert and Lady Cunliffe visited Mr Gladstone, at Hawarden Castle, on Thursday, to congratulate the right hoo. gentleman on his great victory. Mr Gladstone, we are glad to learn, is in good health and good spirits, and expressed to Sir Robert his pleasure at his victory in the Denbigh Boroughs. The following clergy have been nomina- ted as proctors for the Lower House of Convoca- tion, to represent the diocese of St Asaph, vice Canou David Williams, Castle Caerinion, and Bishop How; Canon W. Richardson, rector of Corwen; Canon Howell Evans, vicar of Oswestry; Caaon David Williams, retiring proctor; Rev S. E. Gladstone, rector of Hawarden; and the Rev D. R. Thomas, vicar of Meifod. The following regiments will assemble on the dates and at the places specified, this month —Anglesey Engineeis, at Beaumaris, April 26 Cardigan Artillery, at Aberystwyth, April 30; Carnarvon Rifles, at Carnarvon, April 26 Flint Rifles, at Mold, April 19 Denbighshire Yeomanry, at Denbigh, June 12 to 18 Montgomeryshire, at Welshpool, September 23 to 29 and Shropshire, at Shrewsbury, May 12 to 18. The death is announced of the Right Rev. Thomas Joseph Brown, the Rsman Catholic Bishop of Newport and Menevia, who died on Monday, at his residence, near Hereford, in the $3rd year of his age. He was born at Bath the 2nd May, 1798, and was for many years a priest of the Dominican Order. He was consecrated in October, 1840, as vicar apostolic of the Welsh district, under the title of Bishop of Apollonia in paribut. Mr Samuel Morley, M.P., presiding on Monday afternoon at the re-opening of the Hox- ton Temperance Hall, London, said that he had every reason for stating that the Sunday closing question would largely engage the attention of the newly-elected House of Commons in its very first session, and although that measure might not be passed in its entirety, he had reason for believing that the incoming Parliament would grant such an instalment of their just claims that all reason- able temperance people would be satisfied with the concession. Judgment was given on Wednesday at the Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the screw-steamship Montana off Holyhead. The court found the master in default, and suspended his certificate for six calendar months, granting him, if he should desire it, a first mate's certificate during the period of suspension. At the same court an inquiry was opened with reference to the stranding of the steamer Duchess of Marlborough on the Welsh coast on the 11th of March. Mr Lewis Morris' "Ode of Life," publish- ed a week or two ago by Messrs C. Kegan, Paul and Co., has already reached a second edition. To obviate the objection to along poem, the work has been divided into several minor odes—distinct from each other, but each assisting to a complete development of the subject. The Ode of Crea- tion," the Ode of Perfect Years," and "The Ode of Change contain some of the highest manifes- tations of the author's poetical power; and we doubt not but that The Ode of Life will speedily attain the distinguished position already awar ed to Mr Morris' "Epic of Hades." Theodore Martin, C.B., LL.D, of Bryn- tysilio, Denbighshire, whom her Majesty has been pleased to promote to a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) is the eldest son of the late Mr James Martin, solicitor, of Edin- burgh, and was born in that city in 1816. He was educated at the High School and University of Edinburgh, of which he is LL.D., and he is a magistrate for the county of Denbigh. Sir Theo- dore Martin commenced life as a solicitor, at Edin- burgh, where he practised for many years. He removed to Londonjin 1846, and soon became well- known as a parliamentary agent and a Scotch solicitor. Of late years, however, he has been better known as an author. His first literary efforts were contributions to various periodicals, which appeared under the name of Bon Gaultier," and, in conjunction with Professor Aytoun, he produced the "Book of Ballads" which bears that name. They afterwards pub- lished conjointly a volume of translations of the "Poems and Ballads of Gothe; and subsequently Mr Martin published a translation of the Danish poet Henrik Hartz's plav, King Rene's Daughter." He has also published translations of Oehlenschlager's dramas of "Correggio" and Aladdin," and a metrical translation of the "Odes of Horace," with notes, besides a similar translation of the poems of Catullus." His most recent work, and the one in connection with which his name will be best known, is the Life of the late Prince Consort." Sir Theodore, who was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Department) in 1875, is married to that dis- tinguished actress, Miss Helen Faucit.-Sir Theo- dore and Lady Martin have gone to Italy, but will retarn to Bryntysilio about Whitsuntide. Queen Victoria will probably leave Baden Baden on the 15th inst. for England. The foundation stone of a New Dock was laid at Swansea last week. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone arrived at Chester General Railway Station at 8.15 on Wednesday morning. His intention to pass through Chester on his way to Hawarden was wired to a gentleman in that city, who, having regard to Mr Gladstone's convenience, kept the news to himself, otherwise Chester would have presented a gay appearance, and thousands would have welcomed the victor of Midlothian at even that early hour. As it was, a not inconsiderable crowd immediately gathered, and as Mr Gladstone stepped into his carriage he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers. During his drive through the city he was recognised ana heartily cheered. A meeting of the Froebel Society was held on Monday evening in the theatre of the Society of Arts, St John-street, Adelphi, for the purpose of hearing a paper by Mr T. M. Williams, B.A., inspector of schools for the London School Board, on "Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Froebel," the audience being comprised almost exclusively of ladies. The society has been established with the objects of promoting co-operation among those engaged in kindergarten work, of spreading the knowledge and practice of the system, and of maintaining a high standard of efficiency among kindergarten teachers. Mr John B. Langlee occu- pied the chair, and introduced the lecturer. That gentleman proceeded in the first instance to deal with the principles of education as laid down in Rousseau's "Emil." Granting the reasonableness of the maxim that the education of the child should be natural, and that the teacher should know the time when each of its faculties should be specially developed, he disagreed with that that the child should be taught nothing of God. Further, he did not believe with the French author that the child should not be taught to read until it was twelve or fifteen years old, on the principle that ignorance never did any harm, and that error was the great thing to be guarded against. He considered that Rousseau was only a teacher in theory, while Froebel and Pestalozzi were practical men. The latter he showed inherited his zeal in education from Rousseau, with whom he agreed in many points, his most celebrated work on the subject being "Leonard and Gertrude." Although a more practical teacher than Rousseau, he had many defects, the chief of which and the root of most of them was that he was no disciplinarian in the strictest sense of the term. His chief object seemed to have been not to get rapid and startling results for himself, bitt to show others how to attain them. It was he who first attracted the attention of the world to the practical side of the education question just as Rousseau had done to the theoretical, and was the first to see the benefit of systematic lessons in objects. Froebel, who had been two years at Pestalozzi's institution, acquired there the germs of the idea which lay at the root of his system. In conclusion, he advised all pre- sent to read the works of thA men he had men- tioned, as they were typical teachers in many respects, and drew attention to the last words of Pestalozzi's epitaph:—"A man, a Christian, a citizen; for others everything, for himself nothing." A short discussion followed the paper, which had been of a most interesting description, and the proceedings terminated.
LLANDUDNO. SCHOLASTIC.- \V e are glad to find that Master T. L. K. Davies, eldest son of John Davies, Esq., Glan Menai, Llandudno (formerly of Carnarvon), passed his first M B., C.M., B.Sc. examination at the University of Edinburgh last week. This is not the first time for this promising young man to distinguish himself.
MENAI BRIDGE. THE CLERKSHIP TO THE PETTY SESSIONS.—Some weeks ago, consequent upon the resignation of Mr Rice-Roberts, the appointment of a new clerk to act in the Llangefni and Menai Bridge petty sessional divisions became necessary. The justices then appointed Mr Jones-Roberts, the county coroner, to the office, upon the understanding that Mr G. U. Dew should be sub-clerk, and that the office should be so divided that Mr Roberts should have the Menai Bridge district, and Mr Dew that of Llangefni. At Beaumaris, on Wednesday, the appointment was again discussed at a meeting of ttie justices for the petty sessional division, and it was decided that, as no notice had been given with respect to the division of the office, a special session should be held to reconsider the whole matter.
SIR HENRY BESSEMER. Sir Henry Bessemer the inventor of Bessemer steel, was to-day presented with the freedom of Turner's Cc mpany at the Guild Hall. Postmaster Gregory introduced Sir H. Bessemer, and gave a resume of the life and labours;of that gentlemen, incidentally remarking that when the whole of the railways in the kingdoih were laid with steel rails there would be a saving of some three millions per annum. Sir H. Bessemer was then admitted a member of the company, and after making the declaration subscribed to the roll of honorary freemen. The master having clothed Sir Henry Bessemer with the livery and presented the certi- ficate of honorary freedom, congratulated him on his labours. In reply Sir Henry Bessemer said no one could more fully appreciate the high honour conferred upon him. In his early struggles he had had great difficulties to contend with, as the work he had undertaken placed him in opposition to vested interests but be felt that the reward he had now received recompensed him for his labours. He concluded by assuring them that he should only be too happy in the future to place his knowledge at the disposal of the company, if occasion arose.
MARKETS- BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET.—In consequence of the very limited supply, English wheat was not quotably lower. In American, a moderate busi- ness was done at Is below last weeks' prices. LONDON CATTLE MABKBT.—At to-day's market, 790 beasts, .including 280 foreign, were offered. The sale was slow at 4s 6d to 6s. There were 5260 sheep and lambs. Market quieter. Sheep at 4s 6d to 6s 6d; lambs 8s 6d to 9s 6d. Seventy calves made 5s 6d to 7s 4d.
THURSDAY EVENING. THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS. From information supplied to the Central News, it is expected that election petitions will be pre- sented against the return of seventy members, which is in excess of the number petitioned against at the last two General Elections. In none of the cases have the necessary formalities to complete been complied with. The petitions will probably be filed during the whole of the month of May.
PARLIAMENTARY" PRIVILEGES. A motion raising the question of Parliamentary privilege came before Vice Chancellor Hall at London to-day. Mr Harrison, the late member for Kilmarnock, as managing director of the Anglo French Co-operative Society recently wound up, was ordered to deliver all money and documents in his possession to the official liquidator. Neglect- ing to do so, the motion to commit for contempt was made again to-day, privilege being pleaded a on former occasion. The Chancellor decided that a reasonable time, not less than 40 days, must elapse from the prorogation. The motion was dismissed.
COLLISIONS OFF SOUTHAMPTON. The Steam Tug Fawn was run into this morning by the South Western Co's steamer Cherbourg, in the Southampton Water and sunk. One man being drowned and several injured. THE ROYAL VISIT TO HOLYHEAD. The Prince of Wales will not be accompanied by the Princess on his visit to Holyhead, which is to take place during the first week in June. If the Prince stays at Penrhyn Castle he will go from Bangor to Holyhead by special train, but the final arrangements are not yet made. His absence from London will not exceed thirty-six hours.
THE "ATALANTA" No intelligence has yet been recieved at the Ad- miralty respecting the missing training ship Atal- anta. Should either of the vessels which have been sent in search come across any trace of the Atalanta she is ordered to make for the nearest port with all despatch. And the intelligence she brings will be instantly circulated by the Admir- alty. On inquiry at the Admiralty this morning re- specting the missing training ship we were informed that no intelligence had been yet received—shottld either of the vessels which have been sent in search of the Atalanta come across any traces of the missing vessel she will make for the nearest port with all despatch, and the intelligence she may bring will be instantly circulated by the Admiralty. The statement published to-day to the effect that 150 telegrams were received at the Admiralty from all parts of the country asking for information.
FOR SALE, Hansom four-wheel CAB, in -L first class condition. Y pits yw deunaw punt.—Ymofyner a David Jones, 10A, Leison- street, Kirkdale, Liverpool. g 3946—H. WANTED, at once, an active, strong, IMPROVER to the Grocer and Provision Trade.-Apply with Testimonials, &c., to X.Y.Z., Genedl Office, Carnarvon. o3985b WANTED.—Nurse for young children. W Must be good needlewoman. Geod English. Aged 21 to 40. Young widow not ob- jected to.-Apply Genedl Office, Carnarvon. o3986c ANTED IMMEDIATELY, for a good Country Shop, one good hand for the Drapery; also a Junior, who has served his ap- prenticeship in the Drapery and Grocery.-Apply, with testimonials, to B., Genedl Office. o. 3988-. TO LET, Grazing Land, at Henblas, Llan- gristiolus, Anglesey. A field of Thirty-two- and-a-half Acres.-For particulars apply to Mr Lewis Jones, Llwyn Onn, Llanfair P. G., Anglesey. G3951a WANTED, two or three clever business men to obtain orders for a newly published book of rare merit. No previous experience ] required.-For terms, &c apply to M. Williams, 1, Rowland's-street, Carnarvon. g 3944-11". EMIGRATION TO CANADA. Government ASSISTED PASSAO*. reduced fare». Pamphlets, and aU — Information on to the z Steerage, « <V- f- to -U P'U 'I VfV Canada and United Stat* on tta ^lowert term*.—Apply to ThnrK,M^Ttf, KoinooimT, U, James St., Iiveipooi, • H theto local Afenta. YR EMMANUEL: SEF yr OEATOEIO NEWYDD, gan DR JOSEPH PARRY (cyflwynedig i Dr G. A. Macfarren), yn awr yn barod. Pris H.N., papyr, 6s llian, 8s yn gyfrol hardd, pwrpasol i wobr- wyon neu roddion, 10s 6c. Tonic, papyr, 3a; llian, 4s 6c yn gyfrol bardd, pwrpasol i webrwy- on neu roddion, 6s. Y Cydganau yn unig yn un llyfryn at wasanaeth cymdeithasau corawl, H.N., 3s 6c; Tonic, Is 9c. BLODWEN. Yr unig Opera Gymreig, ac wedi ei pherfformio 53 o weithiau. H.N., 5s; llian, 7s; yn gyfrol hardd, pwrpasol i wobrwyon a rhoddion, 10s 6e. Tonic, 2s, 3s 6c yn gyfrol hardd, pwrpasol i wobrwyon neu roddion, 5s. Caiug newydd, Molawd i'r Haul;" yn y ddau nodiant a'r ddwy iaith, 4c. Telyn yr Ysgol Sul," gan y Parch Thomas Levi a Dr Parry. Rhan 1., H.N., 6c; Tonic, 4c. Rhan II Tonic, 4c. Rhan III. yn y wasg, Tonic, 4c. Chwech o Anthemau Cynnulleidfaol, yn 1 ddau nodiant, Is. Tair eto i blant yr Ycgol a'r Band of Hope, 6c. I'w cael gan bob Llyfrwerthwr. Pob manylion am Gydganau a Chaneuon i'w gael mewn catalogue yn rhad drwy y post. Pob arcbeb, gyda blaendal, i J. PARRY & SON, Aber- ystwyth. G. 3817-a
SINGULAR CHARGE AGAINST A CLERGYMAN. A commission, directed by the Bishop of Bangor, sat on Wednesday at Beaumaris for inquiry into a charge against the rector of Llandegfan of an in- adequate performance of ecclesiastical duties. The commissioners were the Revs. T. Warren Trevor, M. A., rural dean of Tyndaethwy; Eleazer Wil. liams, M. A., rector of Llangefni; and R. Wil- liams-Griffiths, M.A., rector of Llandegai. The rector did not appear, and it was stated that he had declined to nominate a commissioner to act with those selected by the bishop. The living is held jointly with Beaumaris, and since the death of the late curate the rector has worked the par- ishes single handed, and, whilst giving the full number of services at Beaumaris, has officiated but once on Sundays at Llandegfan, which is about five miles distant. Mr R. Lloyd James, the dio- cesan registrar, who conducted the inquiry, ex- plained that it was instituted under 1 and 2 Vic., cap. 106 and 80, by which it was provided that in every parish church there should be each Sunday two full services, including a sermon or lecture, where the income derived from the parish was £1511, and where there was a population of 400. The rector, upon the nomination of the late Sir R. Bulkeley, was instituted to the living on December 7th, 1866. The population of Llandegfan, by the last census, was 831, and the tithe-rent of the two parishes was X366 a year. The proportion de- rived from each parish could not well be ascer- tained, but there was no doubt that in Llandegfan it greatly exceeded the amount prescribed by the act, and that Beaumaris, where the rector was not compelled to do full service, only contributed about JE70. Evidence was given by Messrs R. Parry, Owen Owens, the churchwardens: W. Brockle- bank, Plas Llandegfan: and John Parry, who had been parish clerk for 14 years, and had been re- cently discharged, "the excuse," as one of the witnesses put it, being one of drunkenness. These witnesses agreed in stating that since February, 1879, when Mr Richards, the late curate, died, there had been but a single service each Sunday- at ten o'clock in the morning—their general dura- tion being an hour. On one occasion Mr Brockle- bank said that the rector so pressed for time that, after a christening, he continued the service whilst walking up the aisle towards the reading desk. The sacrament was regularly administered once a month, but on all other Sundays, the pre communien service was ommitted. There was no Sunday school, and the Vifantof a resident clergy- man was much felt, especially by the poor. The commissioners will make a formal report to the bishop.
CARNARVON. A NEW SONG.-We understand that Mr J. H. Roberts (Pencerdd Gwynedd), of this town, has just composed and published a new song entitled Baser Rhyddid" (" The Banner of Freedom "). It is specially dedicated to Mr Watkin Wil- liams, M.P. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF 1880.—Mr Sor- ton-Parry, of Bala, has intimated to the eistedd- fod officials his willingness to offer a prize of Y,20 to be competed for at this eisteddfod. We would suggest, inasmuch as there is no prize already offered for male voices competition, that Mr Parry's liberal offer be applied to a prize for that purpose.
LLAN FAIRFECHAN. The fourth annual stock sale of Major Platt, a prominent agriculturist, who has done much to improve the breed of cattle in North Wales, took place on Monday at the Madryn home farm, Llan- fairfechan, and, as usual, attracted a large num- ber of breeders and dealers from all parts of the Principality, and from Cheshire and Lancashire. As in previous years, the stock was brought under the hammer by Messrs Dew and Son, and its first- class condition well merited the compliments paid to Major Platt and Mr David Williams, the head bailiff on the Brynyneuadd estate. Compared with last year's prices, there was a vast improve- ment, shorthorns averaging JE29 against JE23, the highest figure, £ 38 5s., being given by Mr Beswick of Oldham, to whom Major Platt presented a sil- ver cup. Welsh cattle averaged JE32, and a pedi- gree bull calf realised £ 35. Good prices were given for the sheep, the Welsh Lleyn wethers averaging 76s per head; Scotch, 50s to 56s Che- viots, 52s and Shropshires, 49s.
EDINBURGH AND ST. ANDREW'S UNIVERSITIES ELECTIONS. The polling at St. Andrews has resulted in an increased majority for the Conservative Candidate, while at Edinburgh the Liberal has a greater number of votes. The figures are Edinburgh: Playfair, Liberal, 1867 Bickersteth, Conservative, 1604. Liberal majority, 265. St. Andrew's: Bickersteth, 780; Playfair, 521. Con- servative majority, 259. Votes exhausted.
DEATH OF A NEWLY ELECTED M.P. This afternoon about half past three o'clock, Mr J. S. Wright, of Birmingham, one of the newly elected members for Nottingham, died suddenly at a meeting held at the Birmingham council house. During the reading of the min- utes some joking took place in which Mr Wright joined. Immediately afterwards he fell back and before medical aid could be obtained he expired without having uttered a word, Mr Wright was to preside at the meeting to-morrow night in con- nection with the Junior Liberal Association to celebrate the Liberal victory. As chairman of six hundred, he was to have presided at the great demonstration on Monday next, when Mr Bright, Mr Muntz and Mr Chamberlain, were to have been present. The event has caused great sensation in the town.