[BY JOHN JONES.] The following paragraph appeared last week, not in the Skibbereen Eagle, but in the Holywell Observer The quarterly meeting of the Calvinistic Methodist Association, which is better known as • oasiwny Bala" will be held next week in HolywelL" Not so bad, that but in the next column I found an announcement which would indicate the Holywell organ has a sphere of usefulness not exclusively confined to the quiet of Holy- well, but presumably it exercises a potent in- fluence throughout the universe. Here it is Births.—April 1st, at Mold, Flintshire, the wife of ————— of a son. JFOftEIGN PAPERS PLEASE COPY! I remember a similar instance some months ago, whereby this paper was the means of averting "a second Crimean War." The editor has something to do with a loeal volun- teer corps, and at the time when the county was ablaze with the fizzle and fireworks of Beaconsfield's anti-Russian fiasco, he gushed forth weekly his thoughts on foreign policy. But his martial prowess did not cease there. No, no. £ t will be remembered the Emperor of Russia was said to be averse to laying tha whole of the Treaty of San Stefano before the Berlin Congress, and the British Fleet was told to the Dardanelles. Now there was a chance for Holywell to get its name up. The volun- teers were called out one night, and the Cap- tain asked how many of the band assembled would be ready to fight the Russians in case Her Majesty required them. The Captain held out his bare sword, and placed his hat on the point of it, inciting others to follow his ex- ample. A few of them trembling shouldered their arms to signify assent. Then the band struck up, and all marched up and down the streets brandishing their swords and bayonets and yelling forth a kind of a war whoop. Of course the ordinary inhabitants were awe- stricken, and several mammas, wives, and sis- ters wept bitter tears at the possibility of their beloved ones being called out. That night's performance ended in the gallant corps being regaled with the customary pint of beer. But even that was not all. For during the whole of this gorgeous display had not the special commissioner of the Observer with keen eye observed all this, and he sat up late to send forth to the world a vivid description of the exciting scene. The paper came out that week, and the Emperor of Russia having read the account in the Observer became so terrified that he decided to give in on all points, and the Berlin Congress was speedily arranged. So much for the Holywell Observer. Your readers will have become heartily sick of electioneering .news ere this, so that it would be absurd for me to add to the abundance of political philosophy which is daily being in- flicted upon the public. But still many inci- dents of a non-political nature crop up during an election. It is during election time that a locality displays what local talents it may be blessed with it is a time to show the dearth or plenty of speakers. Whilst some constituencies are troubled with too many men that can and must speak, the county of Carnarvon is miser- ably behind in the possession of oratorical talent. A few preachers and fewer laymen only can cut a decent figure on a plat- form. But there are others who, ever ready to make themselves conspicuous and to puff up their own importance will always elbow their way to the front, and at the risk of making themselves look fools before an audience, will inflict upon sensible men the most miserable trash. I noticed several in- stances of this during the Carnarvonshire election and particularly at one of Mr Watkin Williams' meetings,when some one pushed him- self in front of all to show what I call the height of his indiscretion and impudence. To a man in any stage of life it is not courteous to talk of his tomb, but to drag a tombstone before the eyes of a man who approaches the sunset of life is gross cruelty. I believe many must have felt indignant to hear this man be- fore an audience of some thousands telling an old gentleman over eighty years of age what he would do on his tombstone. But I think the chairmen of meetings are much to blame for allowing these meddlers to spoil the effects of otherwise successful meeting. I have admired the earnest manner in which the Chief Consta le of Carnarvonshire has taken up his duties and he deserves compli- ment for having effected a remarkable improve- ment in the force. I do not wish to meddle in the business of other people, but I think in the interests of justice, Major Clayton ought to re- move even the possibility of the inference that he is a partial man. In most of the cases tried by the magistrates, the police are the prosecutors, and Major Clayton is the head of the police. I do not beHeve any unjust influ- ence would be used, but it certainly would look better if the Chief Constable refrained from sitting on the bench in such cases. T ## 1 have often sought to know what are the qualifications to become an officer in a militia qualifications to become an officer in a militia regiment and instances are not rare which encourage the doubt whether a military know- ledge is essential. In a few days the regi- Dlents in these counties will assemble, and then commences the "jolly time" for the young itnpplings who assume the command of our ocal soldiery. If rigid discipline is the first r»WT8 military efficiency in the case of ,Vary soldiers, is it not still more necessary e ca.se of those of superior rank ? The JE? „ .aming> assuredly, should be |lon /°r inculcating practice into the heads of officers-granting, of course, that that is feasible-as it is for training the ordinary amateur soldier in the use of arms. Why should not subalterns be subject to the same arbitrary rule as privates? For my own part, I think it is ridiculous that officers should be excused from the first and sometimes the second daily parade by simply making their appearance for a few minutes at the close of the morning drill- In more than one regimeut this is a custom which decidedly ought to be stopped.
As many as four deaths are reported to have taken place at Birmingham, and one at Nottingham in consequence of excitement caused by the recent elections. A meeting of the Convocation of York for transaction of business will take place on Tuesday, June 29th. The election of a prolocutor will be the first business of that day. No information has been received by the Admiralty respecting the Atalanta. Of the wreck- age seen at Azores, nothing has been discovered as having belonged to the Atalanta. Prince Leopold, it is said, will play a very useful part in the organisation of our social system. He made an admirable speech at Oxford last week, 'and he is to be the next chairman of the Charity Organisation Society.
LATEST TELEGRAMS. THURSDAY EVENING. LORD HARTINGTON'S VISIT TO WINDSOR. All the doubts and surmises of the past few days have been dispelled this morning by Her Majesty having dispatched a special messenger commanding Lord Hartington to appear before her at Windsor, with of course the only object, viz, to form a Liberal Cabinet to con- duct the affairs of the country. Of course his lordship made all haste to obey his Sovereign's commands, and sending a hasty note to Lord Granville, he started immediately for Padd-ng- » ton, where he would be in time to catch the 1.5 p.m. train for Windsor. In many quarters it is expected that Lord Hartington will respect- fully advise Her Majesty to entrust the task of fornng a Cabinet to Mr Gladstone, but on this point there can be no certainty until after the momentous interview at Windsor this afternoon. A messenger from Windsor waited on Lord Hartington at eleven, o'clock this morning, and then went to Earl Granville's, returning almost immediately to Devonshire House, which he left again at 11.30. A Central News telegram says that Her Majesty this morning dispatched a special messenger to summon Lord Hartington to Windsor for the purpose of forming a new Liberal Cabinet. Lord Hartington sent a letter informing Earl Granville who replied at once, and Lord Hartington thereupon made arrangements to leave for Windsor by the first train, namely, that at five minutes past one. Earl Beaconsfield left Windsor by the 11.40 train. Lord Hartingten left Devonshire House in a close carriage at ten minutes to one, accom- p anied by his secretary. His lordship caught the 1.5 p.m. train at Paddington for Windsor. A large number of persons on Paddington plat- form raised their hats, a courtesy which his lordship acknowledged repeatedly. Lord Hartington arrived at Windsor shortly before two o'clock this afternoon from London. His lordship walked to the Castle, there being no royal carriage in attendance. His lordship was expected to remain at the Castle about one hour. WINDSOR, 6 p.m. Lord Hartington left Windsor Castle this afternoon and walked to the Great Western Railway Station, and left for London by 4.15 ordinary train. His lordship after luncheon at the Castle had an audience with the Queen which lasted over an hour. His lordship was greatly cheered as the train left the station.
THE TAY BRIDGE DISASTER. The Tay Bridge Enquiry was resumed at Westminster to-day. Mr Law stated that he had not received all the iron tests. The com- pletion of his evidence was therefore postponed, and Albert Grotte, manager of the Tharsis Mining Co., Spain, late resident engineer at Tay Bridge, under Deberg, the first con- tractors, and subsequently Hopkins, Gilkes, and Co., said that under the first contract the piers were to be of brick, but as the foundations were found to be in many places sand or gravel instead of rock, as stated in contract plan, it was decided to use iron in the con- struction of the piers. It was intended to make the piers in groups of eight columns, but that plan was afterwards abandoned. He re- ceived his instructions from Sir Thos. Bouch to I construct the pie! s in six pillars. No reason was assigned for the change. The base of the present pillars would not take eight columns. Sir Thomas Bouch had expressed his great dis- appointment at being deceived by the borers reporting rock where there were only boulders. The witness had detected defective columns in the foundry, and had invariably ordered them to be broken up. All the columns were to be an inch thickness; but that allowed a pure margin of five-sixths for safety against defects.
DISCOVERY OF ROMAN COINS. An extraordinary find of Roman coins has just been made by some boys at Filton, a few miles from Bristol. While removing a primrose root from a bank, they unearthed a large urn which was found to contain thousands of mites, farthings, and other coins of the Emperors Domitian and Constantine. Many of them are in excellent preservation.
MISSING FISHING BOATS. No hope is now entertained of the safety of the fishing boat Alexander Duthie, of Aberdeen, which was out in the gale yesterday morning. Her crew of six, all relatives, have undoubtedly perished. The fishing boat Alexander, of Downies, is also missing, and her crew of six men are also believed to have been lost. The lto:light, of Downies, has been capsized, and four of her crew drowned.
MARKETS. LONDON CATTLE MARKET. At to-day's market there were 430 beasts 110 foreign. Business dull, at 4s 6d to 5s 10d 4440 sheep and lambs were in the market, which sold quiet-sheep, at 4s 6d to 6s lOd lambs, 8s to 9s there were also 110 calves, which sold at 5s 6d to 7s per 8 lbs. BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET. English wheat from limited supply unaltered in value in consequence of the depression in the early part of the week. The market for American wheat opened at a considerable reduction in prices, but improved towards the close, and cannot be quoted more than 2s lower on the week. THE FLOODS. Owing to the incessant rains, the county Portadown is flooded, thousands of acres lying under water. ♦
Mr Childers called on Earl Granville to-day, but only remained a few moments. Earl Beaconsfield arrived at his official resi- dence in Downing-street from Windsor at one o'clock. Lord Beaconsfield arrived at Paddington, from Windsor, by the 12.40 train, to-day. A large crowd had assembled to greet him, and a ringing cheer went up as he alighted. He was unaccompanied, and looked somewhat fatigued and careworn, but walked across the platform to his carriage with unusual briskness. The King of Siam has arranged to leave Bankok before the end of the present month for Europe and America. His Majesty will visit Singapore, and also Ceylon. Lord Archibald left Inverary to-day en route for Canada to visit the Marquis of Lome. The Board of Trade returns of Railway Casualities issued to-day show that during the past year the total number of persons killed on railways was 1042, and 3513 were injured, -500 of those killed, and 1800 of those injured, being railway servants. Besides these 42 persons were killed, and 2315 t injured by acci- dents on railway premises unconnected directly with trains. This afternoon, a family of tobacco dealers named Poulson, two labourers, and an ex-ship steward were charged with smuggling. About 154 lbs were found in a eart in Hull last night; 50 or 60 bales, at Poulsons' residence this morn- ing and about 40 bales in a boat and hut at Hesle last night. The prisoners were remanded for a week.
FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT OFF PORTMADOC. THREE PILOTS DROWNED. A sad boat accident, which was attended by fatal consequences, occurred off Portmadoc on Friday morning. It appears that as four pilots were returning heme after taking a brother-pilot on board the steamer Rebecca, the boat in which they were seated swamped, and three of their number met with a watery grave. The names of the deceased pilots are John Williams, John Jones, and Richard Williams. The following narrative of the sad accident was given by Evan Morris, the only sur- vivor:—"We started out about half past nine this morning on board the tug-boat, as we had heard that there was a vessel out at sea in want of a pilot. The boat contained John Richards, John Jones, John Williams (No 1), Richard Williams, and myself (Evan Morris). As we could not see any ship on the bar, we took John Richards on board the Rebecca in order to pilot her to the har- bour. Instead of proceeding on board' the tug- boat or the Rebecca, we ventured to return in the boat. It was blowing rather strong at the time, and the sea was running very high. In less than a quarter of an hour's time after we had left the Rebecca, a huge wave swept over the stern into the boat, sub merging it completely, but it did not sink. We grasped the seats and other parts of the best.so as not to be swept overboard. Somehow or other, I succeeded in being more self-possessed than R. Williams, J. Jones, and J. Williams. I am of opinion that R. Williams was the first to loose his life. The boat was hurled about by the waves, and it was an extremely difficult task to hold on. We were once swept together into the sea. but John Williams and myself succeeded in reaching the boat. John Jones, however, was drowned. I endeavoured to keep the boat in its proper position with the mast, which had become loose. John Williams complained that he could hold out no longer, owing to the cold and the force of the waves. I cheered him as much as I could. Just then, we were again swept away, and I did not see John Williams afterwards. I returned to the boat once more. After remaining inside for some time-I know not how long, as every minute seemed an hour-the boat struck on the banks. I was greatly frightened, and fearing that I should be killed I ven- tured out into the turbulent sea, and for a long time battled with the waves with the mast under my armpits. I felt the cramp coming on. I changed my style of swimming by placing the mast between my legs, and thus succeeded in finding out where I was. I understood that I was not very far from Graig Ddu, and again paddled along. I commenced to feel severely from the chill, as I had divested myself of the greater por- tion of my clothes. Having reached the breakers near the shore, I felt the ground under my feet, and in my haste and joy I lost the mast; but I had a narrow escape from drowning. However, I pushed forward, and as I was gaining ground, I felt myself commencing to lose consciousness. Just then, Joseph, of the Elisa Brandley, took hold of me by the arm, and I ultimately found my- Belf in Trip Farm." When Evan Morris was conveyed to the farm, Dr Jones- Morris was immediately in attendance. Great excitement prevailed at Borth. The boat was washed ashore near Graig Ddu, as were also the bodies of John Jones and John Williams. The former pilot was 72 years.. of age. There being sandbanks intervening, the tugboat nor the Rebecca could no reader any aseistance to the unfortunate men.
SOME MORE TELEGRAMS,-BUT IN ANOTHER! DIRECTION. Our rambling correspondent has furnished us with another batch of telegrams to Mr Douglas Pennant. They did not drop out of his hat, as in the case of Mr Watkin Williams, because he had no occasion to raise that useful covering off his head; they were picked up, some torn and others in a crumpled state, near the Friars, Bangor, and so far as our correspondent has been able to decipher them, are something as follows :— FROM BARL BEACONSFIELD. I share your grief, as I had reckoned upon your return to prove that the will of territorial magnates is stronger than public opinion. I can't under- stand what the aristocracy of the country have been doing during the election they have allowed the voice of that Gladstone to turn all the people, and this has destroyed my plans entirely. The time will come FROM THE SULTAN OF TURKEY. What ever's coming? Where's Beaconsfield? I shudder at the thought of that awful Gladstone getting into power; he's sure to avenge those little atrocities in Bulgaria. Can you lend me a few thousands to put my place in order, and if you can spare a score or two of your electioneering staff, they would be useful to carry out those projected reforms in Asia M:nor. FROM CAPT. PRITCHARD RAYNER. Accept my sympathies. It's an inf-rn-l shame. The majority is out of all reason Anglesey was not so bad. If you intend to try again I have just borrowed a book of ready-made political speeches, which would be useful. Had I seen this before the election the result may have been different. I couldn't understand that Eastern question at all. What would you think if we both joined the Calvinistic Methodists? Those d--d chapels will manage anything. Just think the matter over. FROM MR. TUDNO JONES. Revenge Revenge As I live I will revenge. People must be mad to be persuaded by those scoundrels of preachers. Stop the quarries; let them know you are the son of Lord Penrhyn, and that Tudno is the editor of Liais y Wlad. I'll whip them up next week, and show them that Llais y Wlad is not to be thwarted. FROM MR. PARRY, BAPTIST-STREET, CARNARVON. I was shout Watkin forevar and the polees tooked me up, and I was get summons for go before Lewis Lewis, and Mr Lewis is big Torry, and Mr Williams druggist same, was put fine 2s and 6d and cost on me. Mr Pugh Bank was not find John Jones, Bragdymawr and John Jones Bontnewydd for shout Pennant forevar, and I'd like to hear* whether will you 'ngage me to shout Pennant forevar nex time, and I got a big voise. FROM ALEXANDER MACALISTER, ESQUIRE. DEAR FREND,—I hope you will have nawticed that I was one of the best worrkers on the comit-tee, and you know my influence. Perrmit me to remind you of your promise to ask Lorrd Penrhyn to make me a mages-traite. I have kept from municipal and Skool Boarrd honors for this purrpose. Remember to say I am a Consairvative, and likely to be a great man very soon naw. FROM MR H. J. E. N-. Much as I regret it, it eannot be helped. It's the same everywhere else. We have done our best to convince the farmers that the landlords are their best friends, but these minl-ters have cram- med Gladstone down their throats. Confound that Beaconsfield he does not take a bit with the Welsh people. We must try to patch up the cause, or the county will go to the doge. What sort of a fellow is Watkin Williams ? Do you know whether he is of a sporting turn of mind i" PROM THE MEMBERS OF THE CARNARVON WORKING MEN'S CONSERVATIVE CLUB. We are very sorry, and greatly disappointed. The quarrymen must have betrayed the good cause. We sincerely trust the pleasing connec- tion between yourself and this club will not be changed by the result. The club takes very well with the working men, and they all say it is the jolliest place in town. Would it be possi ble to get a beer and spirit license for the rooms. FAoM: THB PRINCE OF WALES (THE CARNARVON ONE). Never mind, Mr Pennant, let us hope for better luck next time. The county will soon know how necessary it is to keep on goocif terms with you: you should learn Welsh and pitch into the School Board. It's not right that I should pay Education rates when I derive nothing from the School Board. Why should we pay for schooling the children of these chapel people ?" PROM CAPT. P. P. PENNANT. As you had the greatest defeat of all Conserva- tive candidates in Wales, you would naturally take precedence to become president of the Defeated Conservative Candidates Consolation Company, Unlimited, about to be formed. Please say how many shares you will take. The object of the company is in the first place to provide for the liquidation of Election Expenses, and to de- velope a new school of Politics for the Island of Cyprus, whence Beaconsfield should take himself without delay. FROM MR BULKBLBY HUGHES, M.P. Allow me to congratulate you most cordially on your magnificent defeat. FROM THE 3303 ELECTORS WHO VOTED RIGHT. Watkin Williams is the man for us But we would have voted for you had you been a sound Liberal. We have the highest respect for you, but we will not betray principle for the purpose of doing homage to any man. You fought a thoroughly fair battle, and were fairly beaten. You must not blame us, but blame the cause you thought proper to champion. We differ in opinion; perhaps you are right, -but we have had enough of Toryism for this generation. NOTB.-In our next will be given a description of a scene in the Carnarvon Post Office on the 6th and 7th April, with copies of telegrams which passed, and others that did not pass through the wires.
The summonses for bribing at Canterbury election have been postponed in consequence of a petition having been lodged. The Empress Eugenie was expected to reach Natal to-day, whence she will proceed to the scene of the death of the Prince Imperial. The Rav Canon Boyle has been ap- .L pointed to the Deanery of Worcester, vacant by the elevation of Dean Ryle to the Bishopric of Liverpool. I
Wesleyan Mission services have been held throughout this week in Wrexham. The Right Hon John Bright, M.F., left Llandudno on Tuesday morning for Manchester. The Duke of Westminster has returned to Eaton Hall, the Duchess being still at Cannes. The mayor of Beaumaris (Colonel Hamp- ton Lewis) has presented the corporation of that town with a plan of their property. The election of Guardians for Toxteth on Thursday last has resulted in a return of nine Liberals and nine Conservatives. TheNew York Observer says that DeanHow- son consented to preach the annual sermon before the Churchmen's Missionary Association for Sea- men of the Port of Philadelphia this spring. On Wednesday it was blowing so strongly from the south-west that ferry communication between the Carnarvonshire and Anglesey sides was wholly suspended almost the entire day. It may interest Mr Lewis Morris's friends inNorth Wales to know that he has just received from Lord Aberdare a notification of his election to the Athenaeum Club as an honorary members an honour much prized and very rarely bestowed. The following regiments of militia as- sembled on Monday for their annual training at the places indicated:—The 2nd Royal Cheshire Under Lieut.-Colonel H. B. Locke, C.B. at Macclesfield; the Royal Flint Rifles, under Lieut. Colonel R. Wills, at Mold. The Lord Chancellor has placed on the commission of the peace for the borough of Denbigh Mr J. Parry Jones, solicitor; Mr J. Copner Wynne Edwards, solicitor; and Mr William Morris, printer and postmaster. They are all prominent local Conservatives. The formation of the Bishopric of Liverpool is officially announced. The parish church of St. Peter's, Liverpool, is assigned as the cathedral church, and the bishop is to be subject to the metropolitan jurisdiction of the Archbishop of York. Lord Aberdare, who consented to as- sume the presidency of the forthcoming art exhi- bition in Merthyr, has written stating that he will contribute several valuable paintings to it, and that he will be probably be able to open it on the 27th of May next, which, in that case, will be the day fixed for the ceremony. ( The result of the election of proctors for I the diocese of St. Asaph is the return of Canon Richardson, of Corwen, and Canon Williams, of Castle Caereinion. The unsuccessful candidates are the Rev D. R. Thomas, of Meifod, the Rev W. Howell Evans, of Oswestry, and the Rev Stephen Gladstone, of Hawarden. On Thursday, two American Missionaries, who are stationed at Honolulu, in the Sandwich Islands, visited Wrexham, in order to see the tomb of Elihu Yale, which possesses interest to Ameri- cans, he having founded tbe great Yale University in the United States. They were also interested in visiting the place were Bishop Heber's Mission- ary was written. The Prince of WalesJ will open the new railway-station and docks at Holyhead, now in course of erection, and fait approaching com- pletion, on the 1st of June. In view of this the regatta committee have postponed their regatta, which was previously held on Whit Monday, till that date. An unusual amount of interest will thus attach to the event this year. A few days ago a boy named David Jones was sharpening steels at a grindstone at the Alyn Tin Plate Works, Mold, when by some means his foot was drawn into the machinery and fearfully crushed. Amputation was necessary, and the poor fellow sank under the operation. The stone was protected by frame work, and it seemed almost impossible that any accident could happen in connection with it. A writer in the Liverpool Mercury sug- gests the establishment of a Welsh town mission for Liverpool. He says At present we are in the habit of building chapels in the aristocratic suburbs, and neglecting the poorer districts, where several of our countrymen are spiritually famishing. I would suggest that representatives of all the Welsh chapels meet together to decide upon some scheme that will tend to a visitation of the Welsh people who are neglectful of their spiritual welfare." A few years ago, the Welsh Congrega- tionalists of Trevor, Llanaelhaiarn, erected a larger chapel than the one in which they had so long worshipped, so as to meet their growing necessities. The old chapel was then set apart for English worship, a colony of English people having re moved here from Leicestershire to work at the sett quarries, which are carried on under the management of Mr George Farren. Aided by the North Wales Congregational Union English services are new regularly held there, and a church has been formed. A large meeting of the South Wales Institute of Engineers was held on Thursday at Cardiff, gentlemen from various parts of the country being present. Mr James M'Murtrie, Radstock, president, delivered an inaugural address. He referred to the great improvements which had taken place in engineering during the present age; and, speaking of the Tay Bridge disaster, said he thought it was one of the mos' unfortunate occurrences that had arisen in the whole experience of civil engineering, and it showed the necessity of providing for a wider base in order to resist the tide and wind. The Wrexham pleasure fair, apparently in extent and certainly in attraction is certainly on the decline. Hitherto, "Big Monday" has always been looked forward to, especially by the country folk, as something worth coming to Wrexham for at least one day in the year; but judging from Monday's experience, those who entertained any pleasure anticipations in reference to the annual event must have been woefully dis- appointed. The glory of the carnival has evi- dently departed. Considerably fewer people have visited the town during the week, and probably a more wretched lot of shows never found standing room in the Beast Market. The Rev Hugh Davies Owen, D.D., has resigned the rectory of Trefdraeth-cum-Llan- gwyfan, Anglesey, which he has held since 1849 The reverend gentleman, in point of service, is the oldest clergyman in the docese of Bangor, if not in North Wales. Educated at Jesus College, Ox- ford, he graduated in 1817, and took his doctor's degree in 1834. In 1819 he was admitted to the diaconate by the late Bishop Majendie, and was ordained to the priesthood the following year. He has held the perpetual curacies of Penmynydd and Llanfaes. The gross value of the living is J6622, with rectory and 9:2- acres of glebe. The Bishop of Bangor is the patron. • At the Wrexham Police Court, on Tuesday, a respectably-attired young man, giving the name of Thomas Gordon, of Birkenhead, was charged on remand with stealing a watch. The prosecutor, Edward Haycock, was leaving the post-office 011 Friday evening just before closing time, when he was intercepted by about a dozen strange men. Some of them seized him, not- withstanding his shouts for help, and held him whiie the prisoner relieved him of his watch, and handed it to a colleague. The men then ick .scd him and made off. Prosecutor followed the accused for some distance, shouting Stop thief and eventually he was captured. The prisoner endeavoured to prove that it was ? case of mis- taken identity, but aferwards pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with had labour. Tue watch has not been recovered. Aiuch surprise is felt at the audacity of the gang, from the fact that the police-station is situate very near the post-office. Mr John Roberts Kenyon, Q.C., D.C.L., Recorder of Oswestry, and the Chairman cf the Shropshire Quarter Sessions, died 011 Saturday evening, after a short illness, at his residence, The oc' Shropshire. Mr Kenyon, who was born in 1807, was a son of the Hon. Thomas Kenyon, and grandsonof thejgreatlawycr. the first Lord Kenyon, iBAO h CG 0t fc-ae G&arl ° £ Queeii's Bench. In 1642 he was appointed Recorder of Os w^strv v r.-n the restoration to that town of the p.'iviiV-e of holding its own quarter sessions, u privilege of which it had been deprived by the Municipal Cor- porations Act of 1835, and from that time to the present lie was never once absent from his rost at Oswestry Quarter Sessions. In 1S71, upon the death of the late Sir Baldwin Leighten Air ^nfSffPP°Tntld' -lp0n the motion of V^- count Hill, then Lord- ieutenant of Shropshire seconded by the Earl of Bradford, the present Lord Aic utenaut, to the office of Chairman of the hlrfi Uartfr Se88iou8> office which his tatner held lor twenty years before him. The deceased genueman, who possessed high legal at- f^UmeU/f' -iT appointment of Vineriau Pro- fe^aor of Livii Law at thr University of Oxford.
During the recent Election, the Society for the Suppression of the Opium Trade issued an address to the Electors of the United Kingdom signed on behalf of the Society bv the Earl of rhaftesbury, the Duke of Westminster, several of the Bishops and Peers, Cardinal Maun 0° Pennett, President of the Royal Collw I Physicians thirty-seven members of Parliament Heroert spencer, James Martinepu TT* Spurgeon, the secretaries of the great' Missionarv Societies, The address pointed out that the opium traffic is not a party matter, both Con- servatives and Liberals being equallv re«nc-msihl<> for it; that the trade iS camld ^X'ufb, thj Indian uovernmeut, and ministers notoriously to the vices of tue Chinese, tue Ciiinese Government having repeatedly- declared that opium is most injurious, and that the trade in it is a most serious provocative of Ul-feelmg against our country China, in spite of repeated protests, is still obliged by the Treaty to admit the drug, although we have allowed the Japanese to exclude it. The opium trade injures our own commerce China sends us tea and silk, and takes but a small quantity oi our calicoes and hardware. In return for the ten millions' worth of innocent and refresh- mg tea whicn comes to this country, India sends to Coma ten millions' worth of a deleterious drug wmch impoverishes^ those who use it, and excitfs hatred ol Great Britain. We submit that it is worth your whi e to make friends of three or four hundred millions of possible purchasers of your manufactures." Tlfis traffic KSSSg thrown m the teeth of Christian Mis^ionari^ The Chinese say to them, < You sell pofcn ^o the people, and yet you come to teach us virtue A Chinese heathen Auti-Opium Society in Kwang- rung province, has printed and published an address, in which they ask us, • The New TesU- ments says, "Whatsoever ye would that n-n should do unto you, do ye even so unto them." Is it possible that the instruction of the Saviour has never yet reached the ear of your honoured coun- try;f, Ye*re X;" face to face with the appaling fact that th!s Christian nation is guilty in the sight ofGod o:a great national sin. Electors' This opium trade is earned on by authority de- rived from you. Upon you the responsibility rests until you have solemnly charged your representa- tives m Parliament they at once take steps to ter- minate our national support of this unrightcou? trade." ° Professor Nordenskjold may be congratu- lated on having performed the most intrepid and daring feat ol the present century, speakin* in a geographical point of view. The \v, Passage has been accomplished The a tough, teak built steam whaler, left Gothenburg on July 4th, 16/6, sighted Nova Zembla on the 28tn, Liud anchored that day off a village on the Samoyeue peninsula at the entrance of the K,.Sea once Known as the Ice Cave, but which of iutVhM lost its terrors for even the hard v Ko™S; erman. Nordenskjold knew the right sca^n"to attempt its passage, and it was surprised v. hor al- most iroe ot ice. On August 1st, after making many serine observations cf importance, the I e9a sl°"*ly eastward, nothing but rot- ten ice, which in no way impeded the vesso] being met In afewdajsthey were safely achored m Lnckson s Haven, bibena, a spot perhaps destined co become an important exporting point. Bears and reindeer were found to be numerous and t' vegetation extremely rich. On the 10th the VeZ again proceeded, and threading her way throng unknown islands, reached a fine harbour s-'fcnaTP-l iu the S,rait that separate Taixj-r Sa,'d aid |e mainland, where they dredged for marine i- mens with great success. Again resuming The voyage, they, on the evening of the 19th, anJLJed ma Day round Lape Chelyuskin, the most north- erly point of the Asiatic continent. This, the or-ce unconquerable cape, had now been conquered a"nd that fact a one would have constituted^ splendid triumph, although it now only forms an episode in this grand voyage. Low mountains, hee from snow, were seen to tie southward- eeeoe' ducks, and other birds were seen on the coast' while the ocean was alive with walrus seals p~d whales On the 21st though dela/ed by'fog. and rotten ice, the Vega coasted south-east- and ou the 23rd, aided by a fine bre^e aS a smootn tea, was able to disbei-«- with »? the Chatanga river they shot bears and wild' fowl to their heart s desire. On the 26th they paSd the entrance to the mouth of the Leni f the «,h tarned ucrthwrd f. r the Which they were prevented from exol,:inA o^s to the ice. ^ordemnoid'oHprM T- H hp t-.imp-i vessel's head to be toxnea ^athward, snd they r-a^e-' the m0U cf tne, great Kolyma river. *Sowf tW were among the ice, and, as they had anticLted were to be imprisoned in it. But the he"'th of the paity w«s excellent, and no scurvv whatever appeared tiie.r own provisions were of the best • xl atter C.°°k's Cape, Vankarema, the Tega crossed to ivoiintchin, where the furnaces were put out, the sails stowed, aud wn trr hie fairly commenced At a mile distance a.hore thele wflsalchutcmvilJageof' 4.000 *ouis. all living easily, tor heh and seals, bear, wolf .ri.t + g abundant, while in spring the geese" swar« ducks returned from the south Pnr f' and months they were ice-bound but at lasfth Ume floes broke up and scattered, and the i,L1;-1Ce .teamed gwly mto Behaug Struts, where J salute '.vas nred, announci' a a dented in the annals of A;cti-> l Pr^e" Professor believes that voyages ma'v W 1 performed in the futiae wnich wii pg'Jlarly considerable trade with mxi) i °PeU Up a '« The Sea: SUrZ* and Heroism," for 21* J? Venture, Fcril,