FRIDAY.—MARCH 17TH. ITOT/SH or --Sir Charles Dilke t-ii roqisstcd M: Maclver to read his Blue Beoks ia- I liíÍíehd of asking him for information that was con- L?.h ed in ';hem. Mr Maclver's question that elicited this request from the Under Foreign 830 etary v'as as to the effect of the suxtaxe fen repo' in charging Canadian goods coming by WilY of Liverpool with dues from which Canadian gnois by.wt-y of New York were (vie. Sir Charles Dilke said if Mr Maclver bad read his Blue Book hi would have found that the commissioners had Succeeded in getting the Fr?.ich Government to share the which both he und the honourable member for Birkenhead held on this matter Mr D. Maclver subs qnontly again referred to the subject of F:ench shipping b Auntie*.1, asd, receiv- ing from Sir Charles lulke a brief repetition d his former answer, gave notice that he would on another occasion call attention to the subject The Attot ney • General, in answer to Mr Ashraea i, admitted the necessity of dealing with corrupt practices at municipal elections, but he had foun i it imrjossible to deal with this subject in the sam bill 'with corrupt practices at parliamentary w elections Mr Gorat called attention to the charter recently granted by her Majesty s Govern. ment to the British North Borneo Company, and moved'an address praying her Majesty to revoke or alter so mach of the charter as gave an implied aaoc*oii to the maintenance of s .avery under the protection of the British fhg. Mr Gladstone defended the course the Government had taken w;Gh regard to this company. As to the special yoint raised in Mr Gorst'a motion, the Premier a s-id even where the British Crown exercised a pro- tectorate, it was doubtful whether we could, or whether it waa light that we should, at once put an end to domestic slavery, without regard to the usages and customs of the country or the right of property. We could enly act in the matter by negotiation and by peaceable means; but our p jaition would be much more strengthened when the influence of the British Government was acknowledged than if the cause of the slaves had b?en left wholly in the hands of a trading com- pany. The charter could be revoked if the com- luny did net do everything in its power to dis- courage slavery. After some discussion, Mr Gorst's metion was rejected, and the house went ivto committee of supply.
MONDAY. flJ M OF LODDS —The Railway Continuous Brakes Bill was read a second time, with the understanding that the committee stage should be p pjr.tponed till May. Lord Truro, in asking for tho production of tho general annual army returns for the preceding jear, said the desertions during 1881 had been enormous amounting among the recruits to nearly one-fifth of the whole. The Earl ol MoTley, in promising that the returns asked for oh.)Ul a be laid on the table as soon as possible, said that they would show that the desertions had not increased, being, i i, fact, tower than they had been aiace 1858. In reply to Lord Bury, the Ear 1^ of Motley repeated an explanation given by j^arl Granville some time ago, that the Government had L reserved, for its own consideration the general of the, advieab'Tity or otherwise, from a nittionl pr.infc of view, of permitting the construc- tion of th-, projected Channel Tunnel. The com- mittee that had been appointed to make the ) prclimin.ry investigation was purely a scientific committ^ and the questions they had to consider were the practicability of closing the tunnel to an enemy, and the mean3 to be employed, whether by obstruction or destruction, for that purpose. In the course of a short discussion that ensued, Earl Granville, replying to a question by the Earl of Carnarvon, Paid the intention of the Ministers was to prevent the tunnel bills being proceed with itll they were in a position to state their opinion to Parliament, and he could not say when this would be.
TUESDAY. Hcu IJ! CF LoRDs.&. message was read from the Queen expressing her Majesty's belief, founded upon the proofs which she has never failed to receive of their loyally 13 the throne and the r attachment to her person and family, that both Houses of ForltonoU vriil. upou the occa- siou oi Prince Leopold's marriage, make such a provision for his KoyaL Highness as may be suit- able to the dig'-ivy of the Crown. Earl Granville gave notice that on Thursday he will move that her Majesty's gracious message be taken intc con- flideration. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—On her Majesty's message as to Prince Leopold's meesage being read by the 8p ak r, Mr Labounhore gave notice that he would oppose any motion which might be made I upon th; eulmvt by the Prime Minister on Thurs- day. In !i'\plY to Mr Healy, Mr Foster said the highest number of prisoners under arrest in Ire- land for political cffeuces netween 134G and 18^2 WAS in April, 1866, when the number was 669. WAS in April, 1866, when the number was 669. Mr Maclver gave notice of an amendment to Mr Ritchie's motion in reference to foreign tariffs, to the effect that the negotiation of her Majesty's Government had not resulted in any advantage to British trade, and that the statement of Sir Charles DiIkIJ was not b -,rne out by the Blue Book3. Mr A., Arnold moved a resolution declaring it to be the opinion of the house tht it would be desirable to establish uniformity of franchise throughout the whole of the United Kingdom by a franchise similar to that established in the English boroughs. I Tha Hon. Arthur Ellintt seconded the motion. The Premier supported the resolution, stating that if he had hesitated at all in doing so it would have been because be was thereby practically meeting a promise which the Govemmenu would not have an opooitunity of fulfilling for some time to come. But he had no doubt as to the merits of the ques- tion, and should vote for the motion with the fullest conviction that such a. 8te was riot.)Ily not to be regarded with apprenension out would toad to harmonize the different cuaeses of the com- ) rnunitv ad strengthen tne const, tut ion of the country. Mr Biennerhassett movjdaa an amend- ment to the effect that no change akou.d be ma; 0 ic the electora7 franchise until iull and accurate information upon the subject hd been laid beLoTe the House. A long debate ensued, and even- tugly it waa adjourned. t0 a que8tion bv HousH OF OOMMOVS.—in reply to a question b,7 Mr Whitley, Lord F. Cavendish cxpl^ne^ that the recent aeiaure by the excise authorities^ j pool of an article known as malt coffee w :> • under an act of the reign of George Lu-> the ground that, as no duty was now paid on the revenue would be endangered if a ,r malt and coffee were allowed to be inacuractu in thia country and sold as coffee. Mr CaaEaoar- lain, in reply to a question, said that,_a% an ex- periment, telegraphic communication had been established between the shore and one lightship, but he was afraid that the expense of doing so generally would not be justified by the work of the results. Mr Gladstone gave notice that, after the houao had disposed of the new rules of procedure as far as 12, he should propose that the sevtln first and "the three last be standing orders, the other tWfl bsing amendments of standing orders. In reply to a question by the leader of the Opposition, the Premier announced that the house would ad- ¡ journ for the Easter holidays on Tuesday in Pas- sion week, until the Monday week following. After a number of other questions had been re plied to bv Ministers the debate on Mr Marriott's amendment to the first of the Premier's resolutions relating to procedure was resumed by Mr Raikes, who was followed by the Marq-is of Hartington. 8ir Richard Cross also took P-Art in the debute, wbich waa again adjourned.
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AN ABERGELE CHURCH DISPUTE. OFFICIAL INQUIRY AT TST. ASAPK. [FROM OUlt OWN" REPORTER] On Tuwlay last an inquiry was opened in the Consistory Cauri; of St. Assph Cathedral befcr, the Yea. Archdeacon Smart, vicar of Northop, into charges of wilful neglect and misbehaviour made by the Rev David Evans, vicar of Abergele, I against Mr R. B. Hesketh, a county magistrate, of Gwrych Cistle, parish clerk of Abergele, and I Mr Robert Roberts, deputy parish clerk. The solicitor for the vicar was Mr Louis (Louis and Edwarth, Ruthin), and Mr Hesketh and his deputy, Robert Roberts, were represented by Mr Evan Morris, Wrexham. The Yen. Archdeacon, in opening the proceed- ings, said in consequence of having received from the incumbent of Abergele a complaint stating that the persons holding or exercising the offices of parish clerk aud deputy parish clerk in his parish had been guilty of wilful neglect and mis- behaviour, he had appointed that court for the jurpose of hearing the truth of such matters. The complaint of the vicar, in which it was ? ated that in consequence of their neglect and 1" isbehavour the persons complained of were unfit tc hold their offices, having been read, The Ven. Archdeacon called upon the represen- tat ive of the complainant to proceed. llr Morris, however, sought and obtained pre- cedence in order to make a preliminary objection to t le proceedings on the ground that Mr Hesketh had not been supplied with a statement of dates and particulars of the charges. He read letters to show that the request had been made and been declined, and remarked that this was not an tfrdimry inquiry, as, although the act under which the proceedings were taken had been passed a long time, there were very few cases under 't. Mr j-v.iis replied to this objection that his friend would have pmple intimation of the charges as the case proceeded. The Ten. Archdeacon said if he found it necessary in the course of the inquiry to adjourn in order io enable Mr Morris to refute any charges i f which he had not had notice, he would tak j the matter into his consideration when the necessity arose, but at present be thought it was deairal,le they should proceed. After discussion on the point, the Archdeacon also ruled that the inquiry must be limited to offences which had occurred within the last two years. Mr Louis whereupon proceeded to state the case oa behalf of the vicar. He said he charged Mr Hesketh, first of all, with wilfpl neglect of, and misbehaviour in; his office of pariah cl, rk,inasmuch as he had ne 3r attended the services in the church of Abergele, although a resident in the pariah and lrequently at 1 ome, and inasmuch also as he was p ,rish clerk of '.he parish of Llanddulas, and was therefore unabl to discharge the duties of parish clerk in both places. He further charged IVir Hèsketh with act having exercised the office of parish clerk by su.ftcient deputy, and he alleged that that deputy h id not duly or faithfully per- formed his duties, or properly demeaned himself in the discharge of his duties. Then he likewise charged Mr Heskett with having prevented the vicar from using the parish school-room. Mr Morris asked t.te Yen. Archdeacon to rule that the offences charged should be confined to Mr Hesketh's office. Mr Louis might as well go to his house and say hi should not smoke. Mr Louis said the deputy parish clerk was charged with having w. Ifully, maliciously, and on purpose molested and ilisturbed the vicar in his church and churchyard, with having been guilty of riotous, violent, and indecent behaviour both during the celebration o' Divine service, and in the churchyard and burial ground, while under the influence of drink; and with having molested, disturbed, vexed; troubleo, and, by other unlawful means, disgusted and miwsed the vicar in the parish church, churchyard, and burial ground. It would be shown that he read the service in a loud, noisy, and unbecoming manner, and that he disobeyed the directions of tl e vicar :by following him to the font during christenings, and respond- ing in a loud and unbecoming manner, and also by ringing the bells when he was told not to do so. It was impossible that the condition of things which had gone on so long should continue. If the court, after the evidence which he should caU, could not find its way to remove the deputy parish clerk, who walt so objectionable, io the vicar and congregation, then he should ask that the vicar be removed. Tho present state of things was a scandal not only to the town of Abergele but to the entire district. When the vicsr went to Abergele matters went on smoothly enough. The deputy parish clerk knew his duties he attended to the lighting of the gas, put the books in order, and did what ever else was necessary to be done in the church. In 1877 the vicar thought the church should be restored, and most beautifully that restoration had been carried out. The speaker took it upon himself to say that no church in Wales had been more successfully restored than *;he parish church of Abergele. During tho restorations the service was held in the school, and, on their completion, in the ohurch again, and since then nothing had J,orie on as it should have done, the deputy parish clerk having been a thorn in the side of the vicar, grei-.t-er probably than any that oftany clergyman had been troubled with before. To the hypothetical question, Who was the vkr of Abergele ?" Mr Louis pointed out that that rev gentleman had at different places raised no less a sum than £ 7577 for church restoration and other purposes, and remarked that bad he been adroae perhaps there would have been none of this.,b,itructiou,butibe,-ause he was anxious to do the work he was sent to do there had been nothing but opposition from first to last. He put in the agree- ment between Mr Hesketh and hia deputy, to show that the former conferred and the latter accepted the office of deputy pariah cleik on con- dition that the duties were fulfilled to the satis- faction of the vicar and Mr Hesketh, and after in- dicating the nature of the evidence which woul ) be given he asked the court to remove Mr Hesketh from his office. I The Rev David Evang said he was vicar of Aber- gele and was appointed in 1876. At that time Mr CT t'i0 pariah clerk, but he had never seen Mr Hesketh in the church except on one occasion, and that was not at the service. Robert Roberts was the deputy parish clerk. The service was then conducted in the church, but witness Bion afterwards commenced operations to restore the church. As soon as he commenced to improve the service by making it more congregational, Roberts began to read in a louder voice than the cboir.^ This was before they west out of the chin-en m the restoratioa the services were ^adueted m the school, and they returned to '»June, 1879. In October, 1879, on the occasion of a party coming t > the church to go through the ceremcmy of marriage, Ruberts accused him of charging too much for a marriage liceuce, 2 3s, said, "I will pay it myself under protest." On the iltli of July, 1880, Roberts made himself very dis- agreeable at a fnneral, wnere it hat been arranged that the A ° 1- be choral. He read as low as he coutd, to the disturbance of the congregation and tha vexat, n of witness. After the funeral, witness was passing Roberts s hou e, and was speaking to someone in the road, when Roberts rushed out and shouted, Cursed is fie ma i whoremoveth his neighbou» s landmark. Witness next spoke to Roberta having rung the bell in disobedience to instruction, and to having abstracted the keys of the belfry. When he was reminded that he had not carried out instructions, he said he had rung the bell and wc al(I do it a gain. In August, last year, when witness was in Church street Abergele, Roberts came to- wards him and said, "Here's the vicar. I will put him and the churchyard in the Queen's Bench He said this in a boisterous voice Wit- ness had seen Roberts coming out of public-houses, and had reason to know he had been under the influence of d" ink. Indeed, he had seen him in that condition both in the church and church- v ard. He had been in that condition in church durirg Divine service. During those times his con- duct towards witness was abusive and riotous, and he had annoyed and disturbed the congregation. He had made witness nervaua. and interfered with him in the discharge of his duties. In fact, bis health had been affected by the man's conduct. Witness had given instructions to Roberts to retain his seat during christenings, and not to follow him to the font. These instructions he had disobeyed, and the consequence was witness had net been able to carry out the sacrament ac- cording to the rules of the Church. Owing to Robert's conduct the service was turned into ridicule, as he responded iu a loud tone and in a different note from the choir. During the services he was sometimes two or three words behind the others, sometimes a ncte above and sometimes below. There was, in fact, an organized opposi- tion all his part to the service. Witnes had written several letters to Mr Hesketh about Roberts's mis- conduct. In i ross-examination by Mr Morris, Mr Evans said that during the present year he had refused to recognize Roberts as deputy pariah clerk, but simply as a parishioner. The mode of conducting the service when witness went to Abergele was to have a duet between the clergyman and the clerk. Mr Morris: Oh, you two were the duettists (laughter). Mr Louis strongly objected to Mr Morris's comment. Mr Morris Is that the best description you can give of it ? Witnes: Yes; it was a duet between the two, the clergyman and the deputy parish clerk. His duties after that were to opeu and close the church doors, look after the lighting of the gas, &c. He was not aware that these were the duties of a sexton With respect to his ringing of the bells against orders, witness admitted having written a letter to Mr Hesketh stating that he did not wish for the man's dismissal on that ground, as it would make him a hero in the eyes of the Dissenters, to the disadvantage of the "poor ignored clergyman." Witness had had thiee curates since he went to Abergele. Mr Morris read the following extract from a letter writ'en by the vicar to Mr Hesketh, anent Mr Roberts :—" The greatest boon you can confer upon the poor boyc- tted church of Abergele will be to take Mr Roberts with you to Llanddulas on Sunday, or give him a tieket-jf-leave to go to Towyn with the National schoolmasters," and asked witness what he meant by boycotted church ?" Witness: I mean boycotted by the squire, the parish clerk. Mr Morris Do you mean that you were boy- cotted?" Witness That I and the church were boycotted by the squire, the parish clerk of Abergele. Mr Morris: Do you think that is charitable language for the vicar of a parish to use ? Witness: Considering what I had undergone for fiur years it is not too strong language. It is plain English, and I wrote it from feelings of wrong. Mr Evans Net from feelings of vindictivsness ? Witness: No. In re-examiaation by Mr Louis, witness affirmed that he had been told by the assistant schoolmaster that the reason he did not attend his church was because Mrs Hesketh had instructed him not to do so. That was one reason why he used the word boycotted." Mr Hesketh had done nothing for the parish church since be went there. The witness having been re-examined at greater length, the inquiry was adjourned.
NOKTH WALES NARROW GAUGE t RAILWAY COMPANY. The nineteenth iialf-, ea-ciy ordinary meeting of the shareholders of the ab?ve company was held at the Iuub of Court Hotel, London, on Tuesday. Iu the absence of the chairman (Mr J. C. Russet, who is confined to t-luvhouse by illucs?), Mr A. Fitzgibbon presided. The report showed that the net revenue for the year 1881 was £ .,90, being Buffioient for the pay- ment ot the years 'interest on the JE6000 A Debentures, leaving a small balanee to be carried forward to the credit of the interest on the E30 OQO B Debenture Stock. The receipts from traffic for the half-year snow an increase of £ 140, being X38 from passengers and £ 102 from goods aud minerals. The capital expenditure for the htilf-year was 1679 13s 6d. The estimated expenditure on capital account for the current half-year is £44.0. The Chairman read a letter he had received from Mr Russell, explaining the cause of his absence from the meeting, and in which Mr Russell remarked th-,t the station expenses at Dinas would alwavs be a great charge upon the P, as the London and North Western Company had hitherto dechned to pay their share of the expenses. He th tight They might expect an increase in the slate traffic of 25 per cent. iu the current year when the slate companies completed their connections. The extension to Rhyd-ddu had not answered as well as had been expected. There was a good coal traffic there, but the reason of tht deficicnoy in that branch was that the Gian'rafon Quarry Company did not send down much coal at present, and the West Snowdon Quarry bad not yet com- menced working, although they protessed to be beginning last summer. Captain Fuller proposed that the report and accounts be passed ardllr C. W. Chute seconded the motion, which was adopted. Mr Chute proposed aed Captain Fuller seconded the re-election of the retiring directors, Messrs J. C. Russell and A. Fitzgibbon. Messrs Gane and Jackson, the auditors, were then re-elected, and this concluded the business of the meeting.
I THE CONVICT LAAFSON. I Mrs Lamson drove on Friday to Wandsworth I' Gaol, accompanied by a lady friend, and had a long and affecting interview with her husband. In the course of the interview between Lamson and his solicitor on Thursday, the latter gentle- man informed him of the steps being taken to obtain a reprieve The convict expressed himself both grateful and satisfied with what was being done. Lamson during the inter vie v? was in his cell, and there were two warders presest. The prisoner was clad in the convict's garb, but his face was still uiiehaveu, and his features were but little if at all altered—indeed, he looks better than he has at any time since bid arrest. Atter a^in? about his relatives and as to how they bore up, the convict said he bad but little hope of a rep ieve, but was not at all cast down. For him- self he cared little, bll' for his family he feared the result his sentence would have upon them. Lamson employs his time chiefly in reading and writing, and conducts himself with great com- nosure. On Saturday afternoon, Mrs Lamson, with a lady friend, arrived at the prison shortly before three o'clock, and remained in conversation with her husband for fully an hour. The interview was of a very painful character. Mrs Lamson after- wards walked to Olapham Junction Station. The solicitor and friends of Dr Lamson are re- ceiving large numbers of communications, some of which contain important statements, which will be used in the memorial praying for a reprieve. It eeems Dr Lamson's relations had been warned nearly twelve months ago that he had contracted the habit of using morphia to a dangerous extent and that his mind was seriously impaired. A'armed at the symotoms of mental disease exhibited by his son when in America, a year ago, the prisoner's father, the Rev Mr Lamscn, sought medical advice on his behalf. This resulted, it is said, in evidence of indications of softeniag of the brain, and Dr Lamson- was told to abandon morphia immediately and travel His friends undertook this on his behalf, but after a time he escaped from their supervision, and resumed the use of morphia. As already stated, since his arrest there is a marked improvement in him although he is still subject to attacks of absence of mind and other symptoms. Lamson attended the usual services in the prisoner chap;-l at Wands vorth Gaol on Sunday. The Rev Mr Gilbert, the chaplain, officiated, and took for his text the p irabie of the Prodigal Sou. The convict has made no reference which would induce the belief that he intends making an open confession. The prisoner Lamson was visited on Monday by his aged iather,who remained some that in the con- demned cell. The culprit made no allusion to his crime. Iu health he has much improved, though at night he is restless and disturbed. Laraaon is never left without- two warders in hin room, and he converses very little. Mrs Lims'm visited her husband in the afternoon, accompanied by a friend. She is still satisfied of the convict's innocence, and his friends are energetically working to prove the morbid state of his mind for some months past. The memorial to be sent to the Home Secretary will be confines chieily to the fact that the convict has always shown a disposition to exaggerate, and since he commenced the use of morphia he has been altogether unaccountable for his actions. The mother of the convict Lams n who has been detained by illness m Paris, will reach London in a few day3 and will immediately see her son. Lamson still appears not to realize his position. The documents as to insanity forward from New York have been duly attested by the British Consul and other authorities. Mr Mills, the solicitor for the condemned man, continues to receive any letters, particularly from medical men,relative to the action of morphia on tie human body, and several gentlemen have called upon him to make suggestions ia reference to the memorial to the Home Secretary.
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MEETING OF HUSH AN N AND WIFE AFTER MA?I2IAOB. —Aisha, since her arrival at her husband's hiJ!!I-\ has sat in perfect silence and with downcast for tLiö i6 what etiquette and custom requires of (1er..HJr friendr:1 and relations gather round her, exh^iting her energetically, and representing to her that now she has left her father and mother to belong exclusively to her husband but she must not answer a word. By degrees the fetmle guests ret lie, tnl no- e remain but the nurse, or beianeh, who has waited on her yesterday and to-day, and her mother atid sister. These now leave hr*r Aisha is left abne, trembliug and b ushing, with the bcV.aneh. The nurse throws a shawl over the girl's head, gives a signal, the. d> or opens, aud the bridegroom comes ;u. The bcllaneh then withdraws- man and wife remain alone face to face. Now is the moment tor lifting the veil that conceals the bride's face. Saying the words, '"In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful," the hus- band raises the s awl and greets his young wife, saying, Blessed be this nightshe thanks him with the answer, God bless thee." Thia is the first time he has seen her unveilc 1, and it is au anxious question whether her beauty bus not been described in too glowing colours; or, instead of the Rachel he desired, Leah has not been brought to him. But A'lVha's plet'y fac, is pleasing in the eyes of her husband; indeed, the bridegroom is usually content, and announces the fact to the anxious group of women waiting outside, who Im- mediately set up a shrill cry of delight. In the opinion of the Semitic races this shout of the triumphant and satisfied bridegroom ia one of the most delightful sounds that can be uttered by tlH human, breast, and we learn that this idea is no growth of to-day or of vesteraay from the passage in St. John s Gospel, chapter iii., verse 29: He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth f?reatly because of the bridegroom's voice "-From Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque, for March PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS Faa YOUNG PEOPLE. Perhaps, as one of the 'young people" whose cese is being considered, I may be allowed to say a few words as to the beneficial (?) effects of public examinations in my own case. I had the mis- fortune to be sent to a school -there are many such in England at the present time-whose great glory was the number of honours gained yearly by its pupils in public competitive examinations. It was soon found out that I had a liking and some aptitude for one particular subject—Mathematics; and, as that was a subject which was considered a strong point of the school, I was at once set to work at it, and at it alone, with the view to competing for an opea University Scholarship. In this one subject I was drilled mornir-g, noon, and night; frequently, in order to complete the amount of work given to me, I was compelled to work—almost uninterruptedly—from 6, or even 5 a.m., to 10 p.m. The consequence of this over- work was that when the time of examination was close upon me, I was tak -n ill and compelled to discontinue work. My illness grew serious, aud threatened congestion of the brain, of which I had one attack some years previously. I was ordered to give up work at once, and never again to attempt the study of Mathematics. Thus I am left in a weak state of health to begin all again the only subject of which I have a fair knowledge is never likely to be of any practical use to me, while of subjects that would be useful I know next to nothing. I may seem to speak bitterly, but I have had bitter cause to feel the truth of my words, my life having been practically ruined by this system.—From a debate in The Family Par- liament in Cosseir8 Ma, aiine for March. TENANCIES.—If a house be let by word of mouth, or by writing, at a yearly rent, and for an in- definite time, a tenancy from year to year will be created, unless there be some proviso to the con- trary. So, supposing an agreement of thn nature to be made, and no further notice given by the landlord at the end of the first year, another year's tenancy is created. A notice given six months at least before the expiration of some year of the tenancy is usually the requisite notice to quit; but of course an agreement may be made which will allow three or even one month's notice. The landlord of an unfurnished horse does not war rant it fit for habitation so a tenant, after he has taken possession, cannot compel the landlord to repair it unless there be an agreement between them. The landlord, however, of a furnished house will be held liable for breach of contract, if the furniture of his premises is unfit for use If a house, or a set of apartments in a house, are let for an indefinite time at so much a quarter, month, or week, the hiring will be considere i as quarterly) monthly, or weekly, as the case may be, in absence of any agreement to the contrary and in such case a quarter's, month's, or week's notice to quit must be given before either the tenant can be turned out or go out of his own will. Formeily, a lodger's goods were always liable to be seized under a distress put in by the superior landlord; but by a recent act of Parliament (known as the Lodger's Protection Act, 1871) they are privileged from distress, if the lodger serve on the bailiff or superior landlord a declaration in writing settirg forth that the immediate tenant has no right to the goods, that they are the property or in the lawful possession of the lodger, and also setting forth the amount of rent (if any) due to the im- mediate landlord and the lodger may then pay the same, or as much as is sufficient, to the bailiff or superior landlord. An inventory of the goods or superior landlord. An inventory of the goods referred to must be annexed to the declaration A landlord may break open his lodger's door and seize his goods for ^arrears of r >nt due from the lodger.—From Casseh'3 Household Quid? for March HIRED TROOFS FOR ENGLISH WARS.—The Ger- man troops, obtained for service in America by the HIRED TROOI'S FOR ENGLISH WAR.i.-The Ger- man troops, obtained for service in America by the agents of George III., numbered seventeen thousand men. Of these mercenaries the Land grave of Hesse furnished twelve thousand whiV the Duke of Brunswick and other petty sovereigns .applied five tbouuand. A m„e /oM-bloofed contract was never signed. To discreditable; to the German powers con credit was disgraceful For so much Lney, a numS'r of j rational beings, leaving behind them in manyin- stances, wives, families, and H J • to the slaughter in a cause wl-iW i \ve? either no interest at all, or Ji t had I reverse of what they were HPnf t ,e ver^ SLTSt!mpt'7^lta,iumbCT I pnncee might put the nrice of hlnorf .v. very scruDuloni ™ Great of Prussia—not a attained—^ ^cre anything was to be abominablp «? 3UBt indignation of the everanvof t!m and ifc is rehlted that, when- to pass throng hirelings had occasion the usual fniw territory, he levied on them had bemi n ii Cflttle, since as he observed, they entertSl^1! as 8Uch- A similar deling was tr«Q« b-y many io Englaud. When the Febn1»*We™batedin Parliament, on the 29thof nn -a • several speakers gave expressions, sAH.f"8 Sounds, to a sentiment of extreme dis- satisfaction at the bargain which had been struck, oome condemned it as scandalously immoral; • „er.8. financially extravagant; others again as °u 8eein& that the American Congress had w been set the example of applying to foreign powers. It was objected that the king of England uaa assured the dominions of the contracting against foreign attacks during the period at their troops would be employed in America; aud to some of the Opposition it not im- probable that the Germans, on arriving in the colonies, would be induced to accept lands, and would then turn their arms against the Govern- ment which had engaged them. Despite these criticisms,' the treaties were ratified by large majorities in both houses.—From GasselVs Illus- trated History of the United States, by Edmund Oliver, for March. As a safe, permanent, and warranted onre for Pimples Scrofula. Scurvy, Bad Leg. Skin and Blood Diaeases and Sores of all kinds, W3 can with eonfidenoe reeom mend CLARK'S WORLD-FATHER BLOOD MIXTUBJ old 1 Chemists everywhere).
DARING BURGLARY NEAR CORWEN. Or. Saturday nornmg it discovered that » daring robbery had been committed at Derw-cid farm, Lltu.fibangel. near Corwen. Merione^dire, m the occupation of a farmer named Evani Mr Evans, on examining his s, found <tat same '-heires had got into his house during the uighu and naa stolen the sum -)f in liotes and gold. Iniorination was at once given to the •-orwen Pouce, awl the chief constable was com* munieat-yi with. A lat-r dispatch says that the exftct sum stolen was £ 2005, not £ 25' 0 The rob- bery i carried out in a most deliberate and audaoior < manner. It appears that Mr Evans was depositing his money in a bank in con- 6:-qudin_.e Qj ;nk failures, He had accumulated m eo'd -ich he kept iu a bag. The re- mainder Wri8 in Bank of England and North and ocuth Wales Bank notes, which were kept in a ser- vant's bedroom,m a wooden box locked witha com- mor lock. Mr Evans on rising at five o'cluck ou Sunday morning found that all hiS money had stoler- the arrivai oi the chief con-, sraoie and several other members of the county po1it?C force it was fr,u,)d the house had been ) J f r+tuch fcbe dairy window, and the thieves ^a precaution to fasten all the bedroom. 1 -f v, roPe,8, *n OF<Itfr to hinder pursuit. The ivitchen door, tnrough which they took their de- parcuro was securely fastened with a strong rope. VJ ern w.as discovered outside th. dairy wn dow, and footmarks were traced, but they appeared to be those of boots encase 1 in stockings. The ponce are dilgentlv" pursuing inquiries.
THE QUEEN AT MENTONE. Her Majesty the Queeu and Princess Beatrice having slept on board tho Royal yacht Victoria and A.lh(rtt landed -it Cherbourg on Thursday morning, and proceeded by special train for Pariss en route to Mentone. Her Mijestf and Princess Beatrice arrived at Mentone on Thursday afternoon, and met with an enthusiastic reception. Prince Leopold arrived at Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon from Claremont, aud left in the evening to juin her Majesty at Mertone. His Royal Highness will proceed to Arolseu in the beginning of April. The date of Priace Leopold's marriage will not be formally announced until after the additional allowance has been granted by the House of Commons, b.:t it is stated that a private intimat-on has been given to the officials concerned that it is proposed that the ceremony shall take place in St George's Chapel, Windsor, on Thursday, April 27th. The Queen had a good night's rest after her journey. Her Majesty, accompanied. by Prineess Beatrice and ;wo Ladies of Honour passed through the town at five o'clock on F iday afternoon in an open carriage, driving towards Cape Martin. The weather was splendid, and the streets were de- corated with flags in honour of her Majesty. A number of visitors have avrived at Mentone. The Queen was visited at Mentoce, on Saturday, by the King aud Qiteen of S.,xonv. Prince Leo- pold arrived at Mentone on Sunday evening. Accompanied by the Princess Beatrice and the ladies-in-waiting, her Majesty is taking daily drives m the picturesque rcac!s surrounding Men- tone.
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CHEERFUL PROSPECTS. The Agricultural Gazette says We have now fairly passed from winter into spring in a manner worthy to be placed on record. Who among us can remember such a "winter?" In the South, since August last we have bad a continuation of good weather. Croakers prophesied as December waxed old that we should pay for it" in January, and aa January drew to a close we were threatened with exceptional severity in February. All such forebodings, though often fulfilled, are unreason- able, for there seems to be no definite principle of compensation. It is true a sort of average is worked o .t through a seriesi3 of seasons just as an average duration of human life may be ascertained. But it by no means follows that individual seasons any more than individual lives are likely to, so to speak, biud themselves into conformity with such averages. We are disposed to think that each man is only affected by his own steadiness of heart and mu cle. And in the ease of the weather we do not see why because January is mild and dry February is likely to be stormy and wet; neither do we think that there ia any likelihood that a fine summer will be followed by a bitter winter, or vice versa. Surely the disheartening succession of bad years which continued almost without intermission from 1871 to 1881 ought to teach us that there is no law of compensation in weather. Reviewing these years with the light of memory, we think we are justified in thus stig matizing them. Which of them was good for farmers ? Perhaps 1874 might be an average year, but with that exception they have all been cold,' wet, unfruitful seasone, especially upon the clay lands. We have some reason to look forward to 1882 as a hopeful year. The wheat plant and all grazing crops are better established than we ever remember to have seen them. Therefore it is certain that unless we have a very bad summer we shall have an average crop, and if we are favoured with a good summer we shall probably have the best crop of corn for the last thirty years. Not only do we refer to wheat but barley and oats aL=o. Never has there been such an early season, and seldom, if ever has there been so much spring corn above-ground on March 1st. Now that we are well into the first spring month we fiud it incum- bent upon us to bestir ourselves. The earliness of the season presses forward the work of. sowing, and the Lent corn being in many cases already in the ground, the horses can be turned to account in preparing land for mangel. When barley sow- ing 1 tgs the root crops suffer, but when barley sowieg is briskl, accomplished we can take advantage of our knowledge and push on with root cultivation. What a curious business is this farming Those who are not in it know nothing about it. We are the victims of countless vicissitudes and conditions over which we have no control. We at least learn patience, and get thoroughly accustomed to being thwarted. We rarely get our own way, and when we do, masters and men congratulate each other on the happy and unlooked-for event. As a moral discipline nothing can be better, but as an improver of the temper the effect is doubtful. It lies close down at the root of the ourious inertia with which farmers view aay proposed improvement. "What is the good of a hay-drier when probably you will not want it for years after you buy it P Why apply nitrate of soda ? It as frequently does harm as good. Why prepare for the turnip fly ? He may not make his appearance this year nor yet the next. This is ro doubt wrong, but at any rate it is human. We are not all disposed, like Louis Carroll's orginal knight, to set mouse traps upon Our horses' backs, "because, you know, a mouse P^ght get up there, and then we should catch him This ia an extreme case, but we ought to struggle against a disposition to postpone pre- cautions; and, as pointed out, the glorious un- certainty of farming as an occupation is one of the great reasons that farmers are most times unprepared for the wolf when he really does come."