SOMEBODY. [FOR MUSIC.] I. t know somebody—nobody knows Who may that somebody be .n.d her sweet face each passing day grows All the more dear to me. Seldom I see her-seldomer still Is she from my thoughts away bonder I oft if Fate will fulfil That which I dream of to- day II. kriow somebody-O heart of mine Wilt ever change in thy love ? ^0, methinks not, till stars cease to shine In the blue heavens above. ew smiles she gives me-fewer she may— Though all I dream be in vain Where someone lives in my breast to-day So one can e'er live again WYNNE EDWARDS. ril, 1882.
REVIEWS. 4ohe Gentleman's Maqazine, April, 1882. Lon- Chatto and Windus.—We have in the |89ent number a continuation of Julian M^thome'snovel, "Dust," also the conclusion kj^arl Blind's very interesting paper on "New 0,8 in Shetlandic and Welsh Folk-lore.' y.'da contributes an article on "The Futu-e of L^ection," and Mr Justin McCarthy. M P., ls with the Egyptian Question. yfyravia, April, 1882. London: Chatto and ^'Mus.—" All sorts and conditions of Men," by kilter Besant and James Rice, runs on as Oothly as ever. Found at Blazing Star," by et Hart, is concluded, and we hava a very racy entitled A Slashing Reviewer," by Percy herald. Quiver, April, 1882. London: Caesell, Galpin, and Co.—We have a continuation (J' Despards's serial Into a Larger Room," *f.a good deal of other very readable matter. flirts and Tastimes. Part I. London: w^6U, Petter, Galpin, and Co.—This is ^Itially practical in all it3 details is full and tj^preherisive in its descriptions, and a profusion ^oodcuts have been specially executed to every explanation clear. It is, in fact, a "hich should be taken in for every school- fei,111 library; and every one who possesses it find in it a mine of information upon sports V Pastimes which he will not exhaust for years Cotne. e have also received The Young Ladies' Myra's Journal, and The Family ^maker.
FRIDAY.—MARCH 31sT. 40uax OF LORDS.—A bill brought in to amend TJnion of Benefices Act was read a first time, tJj the bill to sdd £ 10,000 to the Duke of Albany's kj^al allowance, on his marriage, was read a 2 £ fcd time. The Marquis of Lansdowne called Ration to the report of the committee on the fixation of the Irish jury laws, but after some K.cUesion the subject was allowed to drop with- any practical result. Lord Strathnairn, in g attention to what he considered the danger i Channel Tunnel, mixed up with this subject Wjliaaffection in Ireland and the army short I^Ce system. The Earl of Moreley merely stated ^*eply that the Channel Tunnel project was to?the investigation of a scientific committee tolj. just appointed by the Government. On the 0n °f the Earl of Kimberley, the house ad ^led to Thursday, the 20th April, for the Jeer recess t OUaI!: or COMMONS.—The Welshpool and Llan- tjj Railway (abandoned) Bill was read a third 6 and passed. The Lynn and Fakenham Rail- Bill was read a second time on the under- lading that the portion of the scheme affecting W*Mch Cathedral should be modified so as to only a corner of its precincts. Mr Gladstone, in J5.1* to Sir Stafford Northcote, said the army v'^ates would be taken on Monday, the 17th Kr^t, and the navy estimates on Thursday, the and he proposed to make the financial state- let on Monday, the 24th. After that it m ghtbe t(w*eiiient to go on with the procedure resolutions V>^cutively. Replying to Mr J. Cowaa, Mr W. C £ ot8ter said the doors of Kilmainham would be to let Mr Dillon out if he liked to go abroad. the motion to go into committee of supply, Mr V>J^nold moved, as an amendment, that a select lO&ittee should be appointed to inquire into the ^hiistration by the Ecclesiastical Commission *W e property under their control, of which the ia not far short of £ 1,000,000 per annum. C Gladstone expressed his sympathy with Mr V^ol<j>s object, but urged that the time was in- $0*tune for appointing a committee, and after $Te discussion the amendment was withdrawn. &Uff moved that effect should be given without to the recommendations of the report of the C«ng Brand Committee, and whilst the discus- Vf raised by this motion was proceeding the was counted out.
MONDAY. lVjsb OF COMMONS-Mr Acland took his seat K, East Cornwall. The Birkenhead Borough V, Was ordered to be read a third time lfi & to a question, Mr Mundella said the gradu phonetic system of teaching reading Varied under favourable circumstances m ^pn- V schools and had been unsuccessful. Replying C Sir Edmund Lechmere, Mr Chamberlain ^Uited that the change made by a recent W^sury minute amounted to this, that now and chicory might, be imported mixed or K^ately. The interest of the consumer is <>) ected not by any regulation of casoms, but ^he Adulteration Act and the Sale of Food a Act. Mr Lewis gave notice of op- t10n to the disfranchising of Chester and °r4 in the Corrupt Practices Bill. After some Vision, the Army (Annual) Bill was read a 1^4 time, on the motion of Mr Osborne Mor- *0 On the motion for going into committee of Mr Jesse Collings moved an amendment Slants in aid of art and industrial museums not be confined to London, Edinburgh, V.Dublin but that a special grant should be C?e,to the Science and Art Department, South to enable them to supply provincial Vrt^leries and museums with original examples eproductions of industrial art adapted to W*al local requirements. Mr Gladstone took O1 in the discussion that ensued, and which in the withdrawal of the amendment. Sir Lubbock then drew attention to the new Cation Code, and urged the desirabilty of school boards and committees to present • for examination in any of the recognized ^subjects. Lord Sand on too* the opportunity ■j,, 16 discussion thus raised to criticise the new Nation Code.
k TUESDAY. OP COMMONS.—Mr Soxton asked the > in the absence of the Chief Secretary for whether a deputation from the Democratic Ration of Liverpool would be allowed to visit "cltlr- eU in Kilmainham Gaol, to present an eaa to him in reference to the representation (I of Liverpool. Mr Gladstone replied that, if applied to on the subject. Mr Forster i.o doubt would give full consideration to the application. Mr Courtney having informed Sir H. Holland that the idea of Cetewayo's visit to England had not been aban- Cetewayo's visit to England had not been aban- doned, and that the cost of the visit would have to be defrayed by this country, Mr Onslow gave notice of his intention to oppose any vste to cover such expenditur). Mr Gladstone, in reply to a qUI stion, intimated that the Government couli take no steps with regard to the imprisonment of the Rev S. F. Green. The Premier also stated, in reply to anoth-r question, that, as communication with the United States Government relative to the American subjects imprisoned in Ireland as suspects was still in progress, he could give no information as to the correspondence. A new writ was ordered to be issued for Meath, in the room of Michael Davitt, he being as a convict ineligible. On the motion of Mr Gladstone, that the house at its rising adjourn till Monday, the 17th inst.: for the Easter holiday, Mr Gorst called attention to the state of Ireland, which raised a discussion on that subject, in which the Premier and the Leader of the opposition took the principal part. Eventually the motion of the Premier was agreed to, and the sittings of the house therefore stand adjourned till Monday week.
LECTURE ON THE" MESSIAH." On Thursday, the 23rd ult a lecture was delivered at the Calvinistic Methodist College, Bala, by Mr John Frimston, of Manchester, on the Messiah of Handel. The chair was taken at six o'clock by the Rev Dr Edwards. Mr Fritastou, in his opening remarks, drew attention to the need of an intelligent and trained insight to enable the mind to obtain from the per. formance of great musical works such as the Messiah the artistic and intellectual pleasure which they were capable of giving. In approaching a work of this description it was necessary, in the first place, to have an idea of the personal charac- teristics of the author himself—the work of any artist, being, of course, in its object and its result permeated by his own individuality. Haydn, Beethoven, or Mendelssohn might each have taken up the same subject, but htd any of them done so the method and character of the work would have been entirely different. Haydn, a man of simple and childlike character, would have been attracted to, and would have lingered over the Saviour's nativity in quiet Bethlehem, his childhood among the hills of Galilee. &c., a martyr to mental and bodily affliction. Beethoven would, undoubtedly, in his work have treated the subj < ct from the point of view of his own personal feelings and sympathies; he would have drawn the scene of our Saviour's afflictions, the sorrow of the Garden, and the Death of the Cross, &c while Mendels- sohn, a man who lived in great prosperity, who was of light heart and affectionate disposition, would have been attracted by those phases of the sacred story where the attributes of love and ten- derness are most prominent. Handel, a man of great intellectual power, and at the same time of excessively strong will, was naturally attracted by the grand and heroic field presented by the sub iect in its entirety-the magnitude of the revolu- tion Jhrist had come to effect, and the victory over death. From the first chorus, "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed," to the last, U Worthy is the Lamb that was slain and hath redeemed us to Go I," he consistently dealt with this aspect of onr Saviour's career. The speaker proceeded to discuss the orchestral accompaniments of the oratoiio, and to correct the error into which many persons seemed to fall of supposing their sole purpose was to keep the voices in pitch, and to occasionally give the singers breathing time. In works like the Messiah almost every note had an object. Accompaniments in general he classi- fied as follows:—1. Those written merely to aid the vocal part. 2. Those having a beauty in themselves, but having no distinct meaning in relation to the subject. 3. Thope which supply, as it were, the scenery or background for the vocal part. 4. These which supply the gestures and dramatic action. 5 Those which portray the emotions of the character represented. The Messiah might be considered as a musical version of Paradise Regained, at least the vocal portion. It was generally divided into three parts :—I The prophecies concerning the coming of Christ and his birth. II. Reflections upon His life III. Praise for the Redemption. To give artistic completeness to the composition, the over- ture appeared to be in a sense a musical setting of Paradise Lost. This, the speaker said, w:s the way he had always looked upon it. The first movement is marked grave. Given at first with boldness, fullness, and majesty, it is repeated in a quiet and subdued manner. Though no single note has been altered, the character has entirely changed. The t* o movements seem to mark the fearless innocence of beings first created, and the shame-facedness due to consciousness of sin after the fall. The succeeding movement is fugal the activity of the parts suggesting the vicissitudes of Israelitish progress. There is also an under- current of sadness and despondency, which is only broken when the key changes, and the words Comfort ye my people" break upon the ear. The numbers of the oratorio were then criticised in their order, the principal features in each being indicated and practically illustrated on the har- monium. The third and fourth class of accom- paniment were most happily illustrated from the solo, Why do the nations ?" the recitative, All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn," and the words, I will shake all nations." After showing the manner in which the fugues are worked out- a fugue was a musical sermon regularly worked out—the speaker brought his remarks to a close with an elaborate analysis of the Amen Chorus."
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WELSH NEWS. Mr Samman, from Friars School, Ban- gor, bas been elected to an open classical scholarship, value zC50 a year, at Peter House College, Cambr'dge. Whilst tipping black ash balls at Messrs Mu-pratt Brottiers and Huntley's works, at Flint, oa Tuesday a man named Johnson had his leg crushed in a frightful manner. Arrangements have been made whereby one of the steamers of the North Wales Line of Steamers will sail for North Wales ports at regu- lar intervals Last Wednesday a steamer left Liverpool with cargo for Carnarvon, and will con- tinue thereafter on the same day in each week. Regular communication has also been established by the same company between Liverpool add Barrow-in Furness. Under a coroner's warrant there was ex- humed, on Monday, the body of a woman who died suddenly a fortnight ago at Peniel, near Carmathen. it is alleged that she was poisoned by her husband, who is a dissolute character. The woman's life was assured for £ 250, which is the supposed motive of the alleged crime, the husband having consulted a fortune teller, who prophesied that the woman would live some time. On Monday, notices were posted up at all the North Wales collieries reporting that the masters will reduce all current rates of wages 5 per cent. atter the 15th inst. About six months ago the North Wales colliers received two rises- one of 2 ppr cent., and the other five per cent., but ouriDg the past three months the coal trade of the districts has been in a depressed state, many of the collieries working half-time. The North Wales iren trade, however, is in a more flourishing condition. At Beddgeleit, says the Gcnedl, a funeral took place, after which the rumour got bruited abr jad that the relatives of the deceased had not paid the usual burial fees. The clergyman has given a public explanation: the responsible parties had paid him not in current coin, but by giving him "f nr quarters of tea! On Saturday evening Mr James Sauvage, the pr,pillar Welsh baritone; appeared at the Alexandra Palace and sustained the principal part in "i ?i T ovanni." to the "Zerlina" of Madame Blanche C.)Ie. The Rev S. Roberts, Conway, has pealed to America for help to make up in part the fortune which he lost during the great war there. Mr Gladstone has presented the old gentleman- 82 years old, and literary as well as a pulpit'veteran —with £ 50. Mr William Menelaus, manager of the Dowlais Ironworks, died at Tenby on Thursday. Mr Brownlow W. Wynne has resigned the chairmanship of the St Asaph Board of Guardians On Monday it was reported that the Hon. W. O. Stanley, lord lieutenant of Anglesey, was dangerously ill. The Ebenezer Congregational Church, Llanrwst, has given a unanimous call to Mr T. Talwyn Phillips, B.D., to become their pastor.
HOME NEWS. The race for the sculling championship of the world, rowed on the Tyne on Monday, was won easily by Hanlan, the famous Canadian oarsman. It has been decided that the trial of the prisoner Maclean for shooting at the Queen at Windsor shall take place at a Special Commission to be issued for this purpose at Reading, on April 18th. The charge preferred against the Marquis of Huntley was on Monday withdrawn by the prosecution, Mr Montagu Williams stating that his lordship could not have had any intention to defraud, since his estates more than covered the amount advanced upon them. The Pall Mall Gazette understands that the marriage of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and the Princess Helen of Waldeck, which had been fixed for the 27th inst., has been postponed, and the arrangements for the ceremony counter- manded. The time and place of the wedding are at present uncertain. The Queen is, according to the latest arrangements, expected to arrive at Windsor on the evening of Thursday, the 13th inst. The next issue of gold coinage from the mint wiil bear a contemporaneous likeness of her Majesty, and show her wearing the imperial crown. The Oxford and Cambridge boat race was rowed on Saturday, and resulted in an easy vic- tory for the former by ten lengths, but they might have increased the distance to almost any number of lengths. The Light Blues splashed and screwed all over the boat in a most pitiable manner. After the race the crews dined together at the St. James's Restaurant, Mr E. Vaughan Richards, Q.C., pre- siding. The polling in the East Cornwall election was officially declared on Saturday, the numbers being Acland (L), 3720; Tremayne (C), 3519; majority, 201. At the general election in April, 1880, Mr Tremayne was defeated by a majority of 853. The vacancy was occasioned by the elevation of the Hon. T. C. Agar-Robartes, who was a Liberal, to the peerage, and the result of the present contest makes no change in the position of parties. East Cornwall is an old Liberal consti- tuencv. Mad'lle Sarah Bernhardt, the accom- plished French actress, was on Tuesday somewhat romantically married in St. Andrew's, Well-street, Oxford- street, London, to a Greek gentleman, Mr Aristides Ambromise Damula. The event was carried out without previous notice, and no one but officials of the church had any knowledge of it. Mr and Mrs Gladstone and family left Downing-street on Tuesday for Hawarden. Sir William Harcourt has gone on a week's visit to Falmouth. Mr Chamberlain and Mr Bright have left for Birmingham. SirCharles Dilke has left for his chateau in France, and Mr Childers has also left town for a week. Sir Stafford Northcote is visiting Earl Beauchamp at Wimbledon. Earl Cairns will spend his recess at Bournemouth, and the Duke of Devonshire and the Marquis of Hartington leave next week for Lismore, Ireland. A Liverpool publicun named Peterson was on Tuesday fined 20s. and cost3 for allowing men to play cards in his house.
FOREIGN NEWS. Amherst College, Massachusetts, has been destroyed by fire. The damage is estimated at 250,000 dollars. The Emperor William is reperted to be recovering from his recent indisposition. He had a good night, and yesterday was able to transact business. Nihilism seems fast infecting the Russian soldiery. A St. Petersburg correspondent declares himself in a position to vouch the accuracy of the report that nine soldiers of one regiment had been arrested for this offence; while another who entered the service as a volunteer was discovered to be an active revolut* onist, distributing Nihilist pamphleti broadcast at long the troops. A telogram received through Router's agency, states that at a maSf, meeting held in New York on Monday night, un xer the presidency of the mayor, resolutions T ere passed protesting against the imprisonment of American citizens in Ireland without trial, an 1 demanding the recall of Mr Lowell for his cod1".ct in connection with the subject. Amongst these who sent in letters sym- pathizing with the object of the meeting was Mr Conkling. The Czar has commuted the sentence of death passed upon the Nihilists in the Triginia trial to hard labour in the mines for an mdefinite period, an exemption being made iu th case of Sucbanofl, who is to suffer the extreme p u-iah ment With the object of assuring the main- tiiinance of peace in Europe, it is rutkiotit.- that a conference is about to be held between their Iraperial Majes-ties nf Germany, Austria, and Russia, and taat the Kings of lt ily, no .mania, and Servia will take some part in the proceedings. The two men who on Friday shot General Streluikoff in the streets of Odessa were executed on Saturday morning. The speedy act of retribu- tion was carried out, according to a Berlin telegram, at the special request of the Cza\ One of the most notable Nihilists, a man named Stefancvitch, has been arrested at Moscow.
POLITICAL ITEMS. It is stated that on both sides of the house there is considerable difference of opinion ad to the Attorney-General's bill dealing with corrupt boroughs, and it is evident that the debate upon the subject, now delayed until after the Easter recess, is likely to be keen and prolonged. It is considered doubtful whether the measure will pass until after Whitsuntide, especially as much of the interval between Easter and Whit-week must be occupied with the new rules of procedure. So far as concerns the representation of the boroughs named in the schedules of the bill, the measure merely proposes to legalize the status que, so that, whether passed soon or long delayed, no members at present in the house would be unseated nor any fresh election authorized for the boroughs in question. The Corrupt Practices Disfranchisement Rill issued on Monday enacts that after the end of the present Parliament the parliamentary bor- oughs named in the first schedule to this act shall cease to return any member or members to serve in Parliament, and after the passing of this act an election for any such member or members shall not be held, and the registration of votes for such election shall not take place. An election of a member or members to serve in Parliament for parliamentary boroughs mentioned in the second schedule to this act shall not be held until after the end "f this present Parliament. The persons scheduled of having been guilty of bribery, treating, or personation at the last general elec- tion should be for ever incapable of voting or being registered as a voter for that borough or county in which the borough is situated. Section 6 of the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1854, shall apply to every person disqualified under this section for being registered as a voter. Any person scheduled and prosecuted, but who has been acquitted, shall not be subject to any disqualifica- tion under this act. The boroughs given in the first schedule to be disfranchised are Gloucester, Macclesfield, and Sandwich. The boroughs given in the second schedule to have writs suspended during the present Parliament are Boston, Canterbury, Chester, and Oxford. In the third schedule Knaresborough is given as a borough not to be disfranchised nor to have its writ suspended. The Daily Telegraph observes :-Notwith- standing contradictory statements that have appeared on the subject, the French Government have sounded the English Cabinet with regard to a renewal of negotiations of a new commercial treaty. Its suggestions have not, however, been met in the spirit anticipated, it being the opinion of the English Ministry that for the present, at least, no neccessity exists for concluding a fresh agreement.. The Standard says:—At a meeting of Liberal members, held on Monday at the Reform Club, it was decided to make very strong representations to Mr Gladstone in regard to the present condit on of Ireland. We believed that several of the gentlemen who spoke expressed an opinion that a new Chief Secretary was required te cope with the difficulties which have arisen.
MENAI BRIDGE. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Monday before Mr Davies, M.P., and other magistrates, James Peacock was fined in the costs for furiously driving a horpe.- Margaret Davies was fined 2s 6d for keeping an unlicensed dog.—Lewis Morris, Lon-y-groes, was fined 5s and costs for being at the Jerusalem Inn after closing hours, and John Jones Is and costs for the same offence at the Cober's Arms, Llanidan.—An application by Mr G. D. Dew for bhe transfer of the license of the Prince of Wales, Llanfair, was adjourned to the next licensing sessions.
FLINT. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Monday, before Dr Jones, Mr S. K. Muspratt, and Mr Isaac Taylor, an ex- tension of hours was granted to Mr James Denton on the occasion of the holding of a public open- ing dinner at the Royal Oak Hotel.—William Davies, landlord of the Mill Tavern, Flint, was summoned for selling drink during prohibited hours. Mr R. J. Williams defended. Police Constable George Eley said that at twenty zninutes eight o'clock on the morning of Sunaay, the 10th March, he went to the back of defendant's house, leaving another constable at the front. The latter knocked, and on being asked from the in- side Who's there." replied "Police; open the 1 '°u i_ ,reuPon two men went out through the back, and witness recogn'zed and spoke to them, but they did not reply. The defence was that the house was not open for the sale of drink. The chairman said that the case was not a very assy one to decide, as there were two wit- nesses on the one side swearing against two on the other. There had been perjury somewhere but they were bound to believe the evidence of the police, who could have no interest or motive in swearing what was not the fact. Defendant must Paya fine of 40s and costs, or one month in default. —Thomas Ellis, brickmaker, Duke-street, and David Williams, bricksetter, Mount-street, were fined 2s 6d and costs, or seven days, for being on the premises on the occasion named, the chairman again commenting on the amount of perjury in the cases. Inspector Minshall said that inasmuch as there was so much perjury, there was a poor chance for magistrates to come to decisions in different cases. He should make an application for a summons for perjary in order to try to put a stop to the practice. Mr R. J. Williams said the remarks which had been made were most improper and irregular, and the inspector should make his application there and then. Inspector Minshull said he would first consult the chief constable. Mr R. J. Williams intimated that he would appeal to the quarter sessions in the case of the landlord.- The parish constables were sworn in, and the following persons were appointed overseers:- Richard Evans, farmer, Pentre, and Robert Jones, draper, Bradford House, Flint.—A number of parents were summoned by Mr W. E. Bithell for neglecting to send their children to school, and in most of cases the usual order was made. mm
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LLANBERIS. FATAL ACCIDBNT.-On Monday, the 3rd inst., a young quarrycoan, named Thomas J. Williams, met with his death very suddenly at the Dinot wiL; 8late Quarry. It appears that while clearing away some rubbish he unfortunately lost his footing and fell to a depth of twenty-one yards, death being instantaneous. The deceased was highl respected and was a member of the Nant Peris Brass Band. REVIVAL MEETINGS.—Last week the Rev D. Saunders, of Liverpool, delivered an effective sermon at Capel Coch. The chapel was crowded. SCHOOL BOARD.—We are glad t > find that the board have taken effective measures to extend the play-ground as directed by H.M. Inspector. This no doubt will be a decided improvement. The boys' department is now under the charge of the newly appoint head-master, Mr T. M. Jones. We wish him success in his new sphere of labour.
OORWEN. A BRASS BAND FOR CORWEN.-Some time ago a committee was formed to consider, a proposal to raise funds to purchase instruments with a view to forming a brass band for the town. A secretary was appointed to solicit subscriptions, who ac cordidgly drew out a list for subscribers. The Hon. C. H. Wynn, Rug, on being satisfied that the instruments would be the property of the town and that the band would not be used for an-' political purpose, such as to herald a Liberal or Conservative candidate into a town, and that a competent conductor would be appointed, gener- ously subscribed £ 5, with a promise of an annual subscription towards the instructor. Mr E. O. V. Lloyd subscribed L3, and Mr S. Holland, M.P., promised annual subscriptions. The secretary has been instructed to renew his appeal to the pub- lic, and he hopes to be able in a few weeks to have collected a sufficient sum to purchase the instruments. CONCERTS.—A concert was given at Felinwig on Thursday evening in aid of the Gwyddelwern Church, when an excellent programme was per- formed. The singers were Miss Winnie Wood, Miss M. J. Williams, Corwen Messrs E. P. Jones, Llanelidan; England, Derwen, R. H. Morris, E. J. Jones and party, Corwen, &c. Eryr Alwen con ducted the meeting in his well-known style, and Mr F. D. Jones accompanied the singers with his usual ability. Miss W. Wood's singing was greatly admired, as also was that of Mr E. P. Jones.—On the following night (Friday) a very good concert was given at the National School, Ceryg-y-druidion. in aid of a fund for assisting Miss W. Wood to have musical instruction. The chair was occupied by Taliesin Hiraethog, who was assisted by Llew Hiraethog. In addition to Miss Wood the following took part .-—Miss M. J. Williams, Eos Meirion, Messrs R. J. Jones, R. H. Morris, and a party from Corwen. The room was wellfilled, and Miss Wood had a good reception, being her first appearance at Ceryg. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY.—Before Captain Taylor and and O. Slaney Wynn, Esq. Drunkenness. -John Williams, from Llangollen, who did not appear, for having been drunk and riotous in London-road, Corwen. Fined 58 and costs. As:ault.-Robert Jones, of the Stores, Corwen, charged Joseph Jones, of Penlan, Llansantffraid, with assaulting him on the night of Corwen March fair held on the 13th. Complainant said he was walking down the street on the fair night, when defendant came from behind and struck him with a stick across the head which stunned him, and he gave him another blow in the face. Witness gave him no provocation, but he thought that someone close to him might have provoked him by shooting water into his face out of a squirt. Squirts were freely used that night.— P.C. Roberts corroborated the complainant's evidence.—Defendant denied having assaulted complainant in any way.—Fined £1 and 8s 6d costs.
WREXHAM. INFRINGEMENT OF THE TRADE MARK AcT.-At the Borough Magistrates' Court, on Monday, Messrs Wallis Brothers and Co., ginger beer manufacturers, &c., appeared to answer three charges preferred against them by Messrs J. F. Edis- bury and Co.,mineral wate^manufacturers,of com- mitting three offences against the Trade Mark Act. —David Brown said that on the 22nd February he purchased a number of bottles belonging to the complainants which contained Wallis' Mineral Waters,and also the libel used by the defendants. At the Henblas-street Cocoa-rooms he saw the father of the defendants soliciting orders. He (Willis) asked for some empties, and said that it did not matter whose they were if they were equal to their own.—Mr J. F. Edisbury said that the bottles of Wallis and Co. (Limited) were his pro- perty, as he had purchased their business in November of last-vear--The defendants said thev had not committed the offence wilfully.—The bench fined them 10s. each on the three separate charges, the fines amounting with the costs to £7 18s. 6d., or in default fourteen days' hard labour. The defendants were allowed a week to pay the money. THE OUTBREAK OF DIPHTHERIA AT ROSSETT AND ORBsFoRD.-Diphtheria, which brske out nt Rossett a few months ago, has now spread to Gresford and the surrounding neighbourhood, and assumed such proportions that a special meeting of the Wrexham Rural Sanitary Authority was held on Friday to consider the matter. Dr Davies, the medical officer, recom- mended that the Bossett School should be closed, as well as any public-house or shop in which the disease might break out, and that steps be taken to secure suitable premises for the isolation of the cases.—The chairman pointed out that sanitary authorities had no power to close schools they could -only recommend.—Mr Swetenham, Q.C., said he believed that it was intended to insert a clause giving that power in a bill to be brought before Parliament.—The clerk said that, in the case of public-houses and shops, the occupiers of such, places, in the event of infectious disease existing, were liable to a penalty for serving any person whilst the disease existed on the premises.—It was ultimately resolved to forward a copy of the medieal officer's certificate to the managers of the Rossett School and that the clerk state that the sanitary authority strongly recommend the adoption of the medical officer's suggestion.—The clerk was also instructed to take the necessary steps with a view of obtaining one or more cottages for the purpose of isolating the existing cases.—A report was also presented from Mr Hugh Davies who stated that the drainage of Gresford was' very defective.—The matter was adjourned to the next meeting of the board.
LLANGOLLEN. A GIRL DROWNED.—On Tuesday morning the body of Mary Martin, the girl reported as missing in our last, from Llantysilio, since Friday week, was found in the river Dee a little above the Chain-bridge. During last week a committee, of whom ta Rev J. S. Jones, vicar of Llantysilio, was chairman, and Mr Roberts, the Schools, was secretary, was formed for the purpose of raising subscriptions to prosecute the search, and a reward of .£5 was offered for anyone who would find the girl. An active and diligent search was made, but the river being high, it was impossible to see any object at the bottom. The body was ultimately found by Samuel Roberts, fisherman, Llangollen, and removed to a house near her home to await the inquest. It was in a very advanced State of decomposition. A FARMER DROWNED IN A WEM.—ON JLA^UA? afternoon, Mr R'chard Edwards, farmer, ly n-y- wern, Llangollen, went out as usual to work about the farm, promising to retnrn by two o clock, in order to go to town for some grains. Mrs Edwards, seeing he did not return by the appointed time, became uueasy, and went out ia search of him. A man who worked on the farm intimated that he would probably be near a well which is jitoated at the bottom of a field adjoining the use, as Mr Edwards had told him he intended to over the well over, as a protection for the f- imais. Mrs Edwards accordingly went in that re'~tlon; and, after reaching the well, to her '•>rror, found the lifeless body of her husband, v. hu seemed to have fallen on his head. An alarm as given, and the body was taken into tha house, which 18 only about two hundred yards distant. Eev^aseci, who was sixty-five years of age, was wed-k,own m the neighbourhood as a genial and kind-hearted man Some strange fatality has vet taken t ns ta-ily, it tJeing a singular fact that about two years ago a son died after suffering for mouths the most tearful agony, caused by a kick received whilst playing football, while some few v.ars ago previously to that the eldest son, who was a po ier at Corweu Station, met with his death y being ciushed between two trucks.
PORTMADOC. SAD DEATH OF A YOUNG SAILOR. On Tuesday morning a young sailor named John Jones, the son of a widow residing at Ty-cae, Tabernacle street, Aberaeron, Cardiganshire, died at Portmadoc from the effects of injuries in- flicted upon him by a Russian Finn during a quarrel on the previous evening. It appears that the deceased and the foreigner, who is also a seaman, had an altercation on Sunday. About half-past seven on Monday night the foreigner, who gave the name of John Matchen, followed the deceased to the Ship-on-Launch public-house, and ultimately threatened him and his compan- ions. Atter coming out the deceased and others were seen to ru after Matchen, who, turning round, stabbed the deceased in the arm and fled. The deceased loll, but was immediately removed to the Sailors' Howie, Dr Jones-Morris being in attendance, but, despite medical aid, died at five 0 clock on the following morning. Matchen, who was arrested shortly after the occurrence, was on Tuesday brought before Mr G H. Owen, and charged with murder. He is about 24 years of age, and able to understand English. Superintendent C. Davies conducted the prosecution on behalf of the police. William Roberts, a stevedore, residing at Britannia-terrace, Portmadoc, -a,,(i: --Last night I was standing a short distance from the Ship-on- Launch Inn, Lombard-street, it being about half- pas L seven^ at the time. The accused came out of the front door of the house, and was immediately followed by the deceased and two other men all of whom rushed after him. One of the men struck the accused with his fist, but he still went on, calling bad names after them. The deceased raa a'ter the accused, who, when the former came up, turned round and dealt him a blow with his fist. Immediately after being struck, the de- ceased called out in Welsh, "He has stabbed me," and also shouted for a doctor. I ran to fetch Dr Jones-Morris, who accompanied me to the Ship on-Launch Inn. The deceased was lyirg outside. I did not see any knife or instru- ment in the hand of the accused. Dr W. Jones Morris said that he found deceased lying on the pavement in front of the inn, in an unconscious state and bleeding profusely. Wit- ness ordered his removal to the Sailors' Home Ian, close by, where he was found to be suffering from an incised and punctured wound, an inch in depth, in the right arm. The muscle had been cut through and one of the arteries severed. With the assistance of --)r Griffith witness stopped the bleeding, and afterwards tied up both ends of the artery to prevent hemorrhage. In the meantime the deceased had lost a considerable quantity of blood, and continued in an unconscious state until after the stopping of the hemorrhage. Death took place at five o'clockon the following morning, be- ing caused by cellapse consequent upon the hemorrhage. The prisoner was remanded. During the hear- ing of the case he assumed a most indifferent ap- pearance. After stabbing the deceased he escaped to his lodgings, which were soon surrounded by an in- furiated mob ready to lynch him. Police Constable Williams, however; succeeded in protecting him, and he was safely removed to the police station. The knife with which the deed was committed was found in the prisoner's lodgings, covered with blood. On Tuesday night Dr Hunter Hughes, the district coroner, held an inquest on tne body of John Jones. Sup rintendent Davies watched the proceedings on behalf of the police. Evidence was given similar as to that at the magisterial inquiry, after which the inqairy was adjourned to allow of a post-mortem examination being made. The prisoner, who belonged to the schooner William, of Portmadoc, was conveyed to Carnarvon Gaol, his removal being witnessed by crowds of persons at the various stations along the line. The deceased only landed at Portmadoc from the Acorn, of Aberystwyth, on Sunday, and on the following day he joined the Elizabeth Thomas a cbooner belonging to the same port. Matchen was much in drink when apprehended. The affair has caused considerable excitement in the county.
CARDIFF CASTLE.-(Jardif fCastle stands near to the river, at the north-west angle of the town, and guarding the bridge where was formerly the only access to the town from the west. Some suburbs have of late years sprung up en the right bank ef the Taff, but all, or nearly all te older parts, and most of the modern, are upon the left bank. Ihe old town—of which the walls and gates remained so lat« as the last century—extends south of the c as vie near the riTer bank, up to which it has been gradually growing. It is connected with the port and harbour by a large suburb, mostly of modern date, w hich extends parallel with the docks to the edge of the inlet. There is also a large new suburb to the north-east of the castle, and houses are springing up on the English side ot the docks. Cardiff now has a population of over 75,000. In the year 1811 it was only 2,557; although about half a century earlier we find it des- cribed as a "pretty large, well-built town—es- teemed the handsomest in South Wales." Thus the present century has seen it changed from a little country market town-only one size larger than a village-to an important centre of industry and life. This extraordinary transformation, ag we shall hereafter see, has been due almost wholly to the foresight and boldness of the predecessor of the present Marquis of Bute, to whom a large part of Cardiff belongs. The castle is still a family residence, owing to which there is less of genuine antiquity remaining than a distant view of the building would lead us to hope. From afar it seems to promise a nearly perfect feudal castle, but a nearer approach shows that the restorer has been busy, and that there is more of spurious than of real antiquity. A castle has occupied this site from a very early date. There waa a stronghold here of the British princes long before the Norman Conquest, and perhaps he mound which rises on the northern side of the castle court-yard once supported the prneipal tour of their residence. Soon after that event. the Normans occupied the site, and built a castle. This, however, has been effected by and tlle low keep which still remains on the above-named mound is of perpendicular architecture.—From Our Own Country for March.
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