t. mmummmrnrnt m iwwMiBrnfirJ"|l^'1rM RETURN OF MAJOR AN 1) MRS CORNWALLIS WEST TO < RUTHIN CASTLK- PUBLIC RECEPTION AND RE- JOICING. [FROM OUR OWN REPORTER.] It is now over two yea»-s since Major and Mrs Cornw allis West left Rutl iu Castle, dur.ng which period the ancestral home of the Myddleton family ■was tenanted by Mr and rs Sykes, who, by their many kind actions, became widely respectod. Their tenancy expired on the 31st ult., and a few days afterwards they deputed for Liverpool It if need lens to say that their departure was regretted, but haopily the regret -v,i soon succeeded by Ie- joicing. Although Mr aud Mrs Sykes had made themselves vay popular amor gat the .t.tttaiuitC8» Maj ,.r ai d Mrs West wete attil m're deeply rooted in their af: ctions, and the demonstration accorded them on Saturday prove;, beyond any douot the truthfulnees of the pet's line that ab.-eace makes tha heart grow fonder." It is not. therefore, to be wondered at that whe•.> it became known that ?Jajor West and his charm- tng wife intended returning to the Castle the- Î> habitants should expre.s a wish to give them a right hearty welcome. The town council took the matter up with enthusiasm, and the I mayor (Mr E. Koberts) at the lest meeting pro- posed, in an admirable speech, that Maj )r West's return be celebrated by a public demonstration. This waft unanimously determined upon, and a fund to meat the expenses waj there and then started, Mr Joseph Peers, with a liberality that was never known to fail him, contributing the handsome sum of seven guineas. In order to show how popular the movement was, we may rnectior. that in a few horns after the council meeting had broken, up the fund had amounted to £ 23, A committee, consisting of the mayor, Alderraen J. R. Jeukics, W D. Tonos, Edward Edwards, Councillors R. P. Davies, H. Jones, John Morris, D. E. Davies, and Ezra Robert", was appointed to make the preliminary arrangements, and to carry the same cut. The latter included the drawing out of an address, and the arranging ¡ of the school treats. For days previous to the demonstration the inhabitants of the normal! v quiet kittle town were making preparations. The local drapers were Ii literally inundated with orders for calico; the bakers completely exhausted their stock of flour and currant J while the trees of the neighbour- hood were mercilessly stripped of their fresh green leaver j ust as an early spring had brought them forth Major and Mrs West had been soj-urning at Mentone ':or the past few weeks, and they were expected ';0 arrive at Ruthin b;'the 4 *20 train on Saturday last. The morning beoke gloriously. Hardly a cloud was to be seen in the bright blue heavens, and ;auch a warm gentle breeze was stirring as must have tempted the most bashful of flowers to bloom. From art early hour the in. habitants were out completing the iefcorations, and it was manifest even to a f tranger that something unusual was about to happen. Door-steps weie being vashed; windows cleaned streets brushed; and banners hung out everywhere the eye turned. Anxiors wives were running about in quest of sundry decorative materials, and even children had abandoned their play, and were assisting in wreath-making and banner-hangirg. Triumphal archef sprang up on all sides as if by magic, and the fr mts of houses seemed alive with workmen I busily nailing mottoes, etc., on the wails. At the railway station a beautiful arch had been erected by Station-master Vaughan, oa which were the words, Welcome to Ruthin," executed in laurel leaves by Mrs Youghau. In Market-street a huge baiiner was suspended from the establishment I' of Mr J. H. Davies to the residence of Mr Jchn Roberts, on one side of which were the words, "Croesaw i Arglwydu Castail Coch 111 Ngwernfor," and on the other side, "Oymra am Byth." At the top of the same street, by Mr Lloyd, chemist's shop, another arch had been erected by the committee, above which was a painting of Ruthin Castle, with the word*, Mae'r hen gartref yu gwenu eto," and, "Pa wlad, vedi'r siarad, sydd mor lan a Chymru lonydd," underneath. Another very handsome j arch was also erected in Castle-street Over the lodge entrance to the castle grounds was the in- scription, "Welcome to your Ancestral Home," and within the grounds two arches had been erected by Mr Johu Williams, the head gardener, bearing the very suitable words, Croesaw i chwi eto'n ot," and Welcome, Welcome Home." Over the mun entrance to the castle was the motto J' Caeè. mille failtie." AOOilt 11 a.m. the town presented a most, animated appearance, notwithstanding that manv ¡ of the decorations had not then been completed. A very interesting sight was witnessed at the Town Hall just now, over 200 loaves being given away Co the poor by way of commemorating the event of the day. The recipients seeded to highly appreciate the gift, and from their smiling countonaaces evinced no small interest in Major West's return. Shortly after the distribution was over r,he distant strains of mueio were heard, and ti e Volunteer Fife and Drum Band might have teen seen coming up Clw/d-street, followed by the children of the Borthyn National Schools, under the superintendence of their teachers. ) Having arrived at St: Peter's-square the procession halted, and the band proceeded to the British Schools, from whence they also led the children of those schools to the square. This congregation of youthful people presented a most pleasing ap. pearance, and the scene was heightened by the hundreds of banner which t~e children carried, and energetically waved in the fresh warm breeae. The bella of St Peter's Church were also ringing merrily, and presently the rift,) volunteers, under the command of Captain Adams, and headed by their fine brass band, marchcd up, their scarlet uniforms and shining helmets being » welcome contrast to the more sombre attire of the crowu. A procession was now formed, and, headed by the VolnnteerBrasfi Band under Band-master Edwards, a move was made in the direction of the T station. The mayor, who wore his official robes, and corporation took up their position on the Elatform, where the volunteers formed a guard 01 onour. Thousands of people congregate?' on tlie spot, and as the whistle of the train w*s heard expectation rose te fever height. The stoppage of the train was the signal for a loud hurrah, arc! as Major Wert, Mrs West, and their two children, accompanied by a governess, stepped out of a firat-claes carriage the cheers were again and again repeated. The mayor having shaken hands with Major tmd Mrs Weat- said it was with a feeling oi deep gratifica- tion he begged, on behalf of the council, the in- I habitants, and himself, to welcome them back to their ancestral home. He hoped they would long be spared to live in their midst, and to take the same interest in the future as they always had tone in the past in the welfare of the town and neighbourhood (cheers). The Town Clerk (Mr William Lloyd) then read the following address, which was in bcok form, bound in Russian leather, and executed by Messrs Waterloo and Son, London :— TO KAJOR AND URS COBNWAJT.T.IS WFVT. I We, the mayor and town council, and inhabitants of Ruthin, beg to offer you our warmest greetings of I respect and welcome on your return to yeur aoine I Yoar absence occasioned a blark whicb we ore delighted to see filled by your presence, I We are greatly pleased to heAr that you are in the enjoyment of good health. We earnestly hope that jrou and your charming children may bo blessed with long life and happiness. (Signed), E. ROBERTS, Mayor. April b*th, 1882. W. Lf JYD, Town Clerk. —MUMOU—■ I——,—. — The seal of the corporation was attache^. The address was then formally presented by the mayor amidst loud cheers Vhjor West, in replying,said ho vas at a loss to fii.d words to thank them for their kindness. Ue never expected to receive a welcome such asthis^and on behalf of his wife and himself he thanked them from the bottom r.f his heart, for this rec ptioa. If anything could enhance the kind feelings enter- tained towards himby the Rutbiu people it would be tie welcome he had received at their lEads that day icheers)—this fluttering testimony of their regard for hici and his wife (cheers). He was glad to%.ee to many well-known f;ices around him, »sd he would be glad to do anything in his power to assist the inhabitants of Ruthin. He hoped to live long in their midst (hear, hear), and power to assist the inhabitants of Ruthin. He I hoped to live long in their midst (hear, hear), and he was sure it was the greatest satisfaction to his wite to receive thiH welcome oa returniug to her adopted home, and on her behalf he might say that she wouid gladly do anything to help him in furthering the welfare oi the town (loud chctrs)..Mrs West, then, amid loud and con- tinned cheers, spoke as follows: So far I have; never made a speech in my life (laughter), and I do not think I cau be persuaded to make one now (renewed laughter). But I wish to thank you all verr very much tor your kmatess to-day, which I sm s-re I shall never fo'get (cheers). You know the eld proverb v,tnch rays, Absence mcikes the heart grow fonder;" wei\ I am sure that during our absence my heart nas grown much fonder of the Buthin people (loud cheers). The procession then marched to the Castle in the following order: — Volunteer Band, rifle volunteers, school children two abreast, members of the lire brigade mounted on their engine, the miyor and corporation, open carriage containing luajcr aad Mis West, their twa children and the governess, the general public. The streets through which this imposing procession marched were thronged with people, as also were the windows and balconies of the houses, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed. At the Ahti-iiuce tj the Oastle the school hildren wtre formed into pararell lines, through which the rest of the procession passed. Many of the younc,< .^rs amused themselves by throwing cowers into Major West's carriage, which seemed to greatly please Master and ;.lissWest. The first par, otibc pro- cession having entered tbcuastle grounàs, the police interfered, and endeavoured to check tLe entrance of the general public, but they were soon convinced of the truitleesness of their attempt, and they con- sequently wisely v/itndrew their opposition. On arriving at the main entrance to the Castle, Major W'eit again thanked the townspeople for the welcome they bad given and referred in complim-'nt ir/terms to Mr and Mrs Sykes, who bad inhabited the 0ast;e in his absence. He also expressed his deep sorrow at the death of one of his employes, who had been in the service of the family fur over 51j years This kindness on the part of th e people of Ruthin had sunk deeply into his heart |(Mrs West: "And into mine, too laughter and cheers), and he would never forget it. Whin he left them, their trade and commerce were very bad— every bod had felt the depression—but he rejoiced to think that the state of affairs was now altered, and they ruight all hope for better times (cheers). He wou:d be most happy to work harmoniously with them in carrying out any measures for the good of the old town, and he was sure his wife would do the same (loud cheers). The children then s-isg the following verses, u which had been composed for the occasion by Mr R. Lloyd (Eos Clwyd) :— Sing a sons of heartfelt greeting, Loud and lor.^ to mark the beating Of our hearts at this our meeting With our long. lost frieuds. Welcome, yea, thrice welcome gladly We our own we've miss'd so sadly TiU the Echo answers madly, Now the parting ends "— Heart to heart united, Sing we home delighted, These our friends we've learnt to love, Which absence ne'er has blighted, To the Caatle gref and hoary— Aucient Castle fam'd in story, Bring we now, with, love and glory, Our returning friends. Ruthin now, with pride and pleasure, Pours its soul t-. greet its treasure, And its love gives without inea-.ure To renew the past. Ruthir." long with Weat" is blended, Never miy thii) tie be ended But each other's love befriended Saleiy;to the last. Every heart is bounding; Every voice id sounding Welcome Home" to those we love; The brave," The Fair" resounding From the thousands that are bringing J^isna 01 Welcomeflowers flinging; And the e. ildren that arc singing WELCOME HOME AT LA.ST." The public subsequently retired, and the school I children were treated to a substantial tea at their respective head-quarters. We omitted to state that at the railway station Mrs West was presented with a bouquet of lovely flowers by the little daughter of Mr Williams, the head gardener at the Castle. At eight o'clock in the evening a grand display of fireworks was made by Mr Vaughau Cartwright ou the Market-square, the proceedings being con- siderably enlivened by the presence of the Volun- teer L'and.
RUTHIN 6HEEP DOG TRIALS. I ■SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. [FROM OUR OWN REPOHTEK.] Easter Monday, the day selected for the holding of this gathering, had been looked forward to for a considerable time by a large number of persons, aud the weather, when the day at last did arrive, was certainly charming. The town, in conse- ouc-nce cf the decorations after Saturday's rejoic- ings not having been removed, presented a very gay aud liv. ly appearance, which was quite in harmony with the feelings of the residents and visitors. This being the first dheep dog trial held at Ruthin, no one can wonder at the members of the committee feeling a bit anxious about its sue- cess, but with the arrival of the first train that anxiety was partly set at rest. The railway com- pauy had very wisely issued cheap tickets from Rhyl, Denbigh, Corwen, &c., for the day, and the train which arrived about 9.15 a.m. brought with it hundreds of people. tJoon after the little town was all of a bustle. Stroug-built fellows walked about in groups warmly diocussing the i merits and de-merita of their respective dogs, while. the dogs themselves seemed as if they were conscious cf their temporary importance, and kept barking and growling at each other in a moat persistent manner. The members of the committee were to be seen here and there with their coloured rossettes looking exceedingly anxious and important., while the indef atigable secretary of the movement was observed witu a black satchel in his hand walking biiskly trorn. one place to another making the preliminary pr^parations for the f rials-a duty which he seemed to go into with heart and soul The time for the commencement of the proceed- ings had been appointed at ll.aOh.n., but long before then hundreds of people ha. congregated on the eminence r /erlcokirg the course where the dogg were to rjr'orm. P0^ the -me away seme were lazily lymg on the ground basking in the sun," whue others chatted and walked about with the ^e^ A refreshment tent erected on the grouua by Mr Edwards, Crown Inn, attracted a good many people, but to his credit be it aaid none left there the worse for drisk. The first c^mpetivon was that for the local stakes. Eight entries l ad been made, but only seven put in an appearance. The interest manifested by all in the trla1 was great, in consequence ot it being quite a uoveltv to many OR the ground, and dozens who when arriving there knew comparatively nothing about sheep dogs, thought themselves well versed in the art of sbeep-wcrking and sheep-penning before the trial was half-over. The sagacity and instinct of the dog?, their immediate obedience to the command at their masters, and the manner with which the, worked the sheep was something wonderful, and was admired by all. Ten minutes was allowed them to work the sheep round the ground, and five minutes to pan them. Some difficulty was experienced ty all the compet t .rs in starting the sheep, but when that was done, their work was confined t.) keeping them outside the fin's. But the most interesting part of the work was penning the sheep, who see:n«d to be greatly frightened by the new hurdles in which they were to be penned. According to the ex- pressed opini-n of those ou the ground who were acquainted with the work, this accounted for the fact that s:x out of the veven dogs in the local stakes failed; to pen their t heep. The bitch who succeeded was a black and tan named Handy, owned by Mr John Evacs, Griffin Inn. She was the last to compete in the local st j.kcs. In working the sheep she exceiieuced no difficulty worth mentioning, in consequence of her strict obcJience to the voice of her master. When she bad succeeded in bringing the sheep within a few yards of the pen, she laid down on her stomach with her eyes rigidly fixed on their move- ments. And after a brief pause drove them into the pen amid the vociferous cheers of the specta- t rs. There was nftt a shadoof doubt in the imeds of anyone as to which dog was the best, but great was the anxiety to know which would take the other prizes, and when the judges—Mr Wil- liam Leiithes, Lamplugh Hall, Cockermouth, and Mr John Jones, Mostyn-street, Llandudno, made known their decision, it was plain that it corresponded with the decision of the spectators. The prxes were awarded as follows :—1st prize, £ 3, Mr John Evm: Griffill Inn, black and tan bitch, Handy; 2iid, £ 4, Mr oha Jones, Dol Lechog. Gyffvl'bg, black and white dog, Clerk, two years and six months; 3rd, £ 2, Mr Edward Williams, Gloeaenog; 4th, £ 1, Mr Edward Thomas, Cae'r- lalleu, black, tan, and white dog, Toss, three years and four months. When the result was made knonn the spectators proceeded to the town to satisfy their hunger, and to await the commencement of the first. class competition open to all comers. By this time another train had arrived from Rhyl way, bringing in it hundreds of people. The streets were literally 'I crowded, and all seemed bent on eujoying them- selves. The good people of Ruthin wore never so busy, and it will be doubtless long before they forget the evei t of Easter Monday. Before the I competition of tho all-comers stakes began, about 1,500 people had arrived on the grounds. In the all-comers stakes It had entered, all being good dcgs.and many of them having taken lstprizes before. The first to compete was a black and tan dog named Toss, seven years, owned byr DE. Edwards, Ceryg-y-druidion. Having started the sheep he worked them well on, but at one point be failed to round the flag. But he brought the sheep back again and the second time rounded it successfully. His attempts to pen were good, and if more time had been allowed he would doubtless have succeeded, but as time was up before he could do so, he bad to retire. Driver, a àla.k and white dog, four years old, the property of G. Jones, Llaauwchilyn, started his sheep success- ftilly, but as be kept too close to them in working them round they continually went astray, and time wag called before an attempt at penning had been made. The next dog was Jury, owned by W. Williams, Conway. He worked well, but failed to pen. The same remark may apply to the dog of Mr John Roberts, Nannereh* The three and a half year deg Fanny, owned by Mr Rowlands, Llanuwchllyn, started well, and worked capitally. As he proceeded around the field his excellent command over the sheep called forth the applause of the crowd repeatedly and when he dexterously managed to pen them, the cheers were vociferous. But these cheert were turned into expressions of surprise when immediately afterwards a little lad of ab jut twelve years of age walked boldly on to the ground with a two year old black, white, and tan bitch, named Tan, owned by Mr J. L. Ro- berts, Minera. The majority of the spectators failed to conceive how such a small lad could ever hope to contend against men of years' experience, and his movements were watched with keen in- terest. His dog started the sheep well, and obeyed every command of his young maater. All the flags were succe,ehiUy:rotincled, and when the sheep neared the pen the excitement of the onlookers was intense. Having reached the pen, the sheep seemed as if thcv intended to make a run. but the dog and the Ind guessed their motive, end soon took means to check it. The command, "Lie down, Tan," was immediately obeyed aud whan the spectators least guessed it, the sheep turned, and were success fuily penned. The cheers were now deafening, handkerchiefs, hats, &c., were waved in the air on all sides, and the "iittle man" was carried on the back of some enthusiastic person all around the field. This enthusiasm having subsided, the trial was proceeded with Tutor, a 2 year old dog belonging to Moses Jones, Penmaenroawr, worked capitally, and successfully penned. This dog had taken many prizes before. The working of the dog Carlo, betongnig to Mr J. Freme, Wepre Hall, was capital, and he penned hie sheep in nine minutes alter the start. The three remaining dogs, belonging to Richard Owen, Llanfairfechan; J. Rutherford, Maes Maelor;| and W. William", Llanuwchllvn, also worked well, but failed to pen. This terminated the trials. The excitement of the spectators wis very greet, and the decision of the judges was predected by many. Some stood up for the little lad and his dog Tan, while other:! were confident that Mr Rowlands, Llanuwchllyn, 's bitch would take tho laurels. However, the bell raug and the crowd was informed that in consequence of their good woiking the dogs of Mr James Fremel and the "Htte lad" would have to repeat the trial for the first prize, and the dogs of Dr Edwards, Ceryg.y. druidion, and Mr D. Rowlands for the third. This was done, and the whole four worked their sheep aa well if not better than before and success- fully penned. The judges then met and awarded the prizes as follows:—1, £10, J. L. Roberts, Park farm, Menera (the "little lad"), 2, J65. Mr James Frome, Wcprc Hall; 3, J62, Dr Edwards, Ceryg-y-druid- ion. Major Cornwallis West said that before the I prizes were awarded he desired to congratulate the committee upon the success of this movement— the first sheep dog trial at Ruthin. These trials I were the means, not only of drawing farmers together to discuss different topics connected with agriculture, but also to stimulate farmers to train their dogs in such a way as to be useful to them. their dogs in such a way as to be useful to them. The success that had attended the trials that day was such that the committ e seriously c-jntem- pinked making it an annual occurrence (hear, hear). The sagacity of the dogo was something remarkable, and he hoped that all had eujoyed themselves that day as well as he had. He agidn congratulated the committee, aud called upoH Mrs West to award the prizes which had been so well won. I Mrs West then, amid much cheering, awarded the prizes to the successful ompetitora. Mr John Jones, butcher, Llandudno, one of the I judges, desired to explain how they came to decide in favour of the little boy. They had decided In his favour from the first (hear, hear); he had worked his sheep capitally. But somehow Or ether the sheep seemed to show more favour to his dog than to any other, and they, as judges, desired to see how the dog would work other sheep—or .:c'\me sheep as those worked of Mr Rowlands's bitch. This he did even better than I the first time, and now a¡"er having given all lair play (hear, hear), they conscientiously awarded the firat prize to him. But fcherr "was another dog J which had worked capitally—the ucg of Dr Edwards, Ceryg-y-druidion (cheers). They had I recommended the committee to award him a fourth prize, and he was glad to toil them that they had decided to do so. Eve« if they had j reeved to award one, they, as judges, would have given him a prfzc themselves (cneers). The crowd then disp -tsed, mid left the grounds, The trials throughout: were a perfect success, and we congratulate the comm.ttee on the fact. Mr Edward Humphreys, Castle-stie t, worked inde- fatigably throughout. «nd no doubt much of the success is to be attributed to him. The tria's were held under the patronage ot M^jor Cornwallis West, who is the president of the commitr.ee, Messrs W. Davies, Llystase, aud Mkhael Thomas, Caerfallen, being vise-presidents. At t-cven o clock a public dinner was held at the Castle Hotel, under the preside ucy of ajor West. I There was a good attendance, ,.nll a v.vy pleasant evening was tpent.
A WELSH MOUNTAIN ON FIRE. A correspondent writes to the Western Mail, calling attention to a curious phenomenon, which, although well known in the immediate district in which it exists, will be new to a largo number of people. He says :—"I happened to be making a tour a few days ago through the Rhondda. Valley, and as I was passing the Cwm Park Mountain I noticed what at a little distance appeared to be a small bonfire about half-way up ity side. Curiosity prompted me to climb the barren hill to see what was being burned. After struggling through a good deal of mud and over marshy ground I reached the fire, when to my surprise, I found the flames were not caused by the burning of rubbish or any other visible substance. The fire flamed up through about three square feet of barren earth, which was hot and parched, except where covered with what at first seemed to be boiling water. Upon closer examination I found that only the water near the centre of the fire approached any- thing like boiling heat, the rest being in some places lukewarm, and in others quite cold. I was sorely puzzled at first to cccount tor this difference of temperature in the water, for it all boiled and bubbled with equal violence. I drove my walking- stick into the earth two or three iuches away from any spot from which fire is.-ued, when, to my astonishment, flames shot up from this newly- made hole at least a foot high. I repeated the experiment two or three times with the same result. It seemed as though a fierce fire existei under this small patch ef ground. The thing that puzzled mt the most was the non-existence of any cracks or holes in the ground except those which I had myself made. The earth belched forth fire with- out opening its mouth. I had not been many seconds at the spot before I discovered that I was windward to the flame, for I was half suffocated by a sulphurous, gassy stench, which escaped from the flames. I shifted my ground, and, after considerable deliberation, came to the conclusion that this extraordinary phenomenon was caused by the continuous escape of subter- ranean gas through a deep fissure in the rocks. Subsequent inquiries in the neighbourhood proved that my conjecture was right. The inhabitants of the district say that the gas ascei.ds through a fissure in the rocks from a seam of coal several hundred feet below the surface, and that it was set on fire many years ago by some unknown person, and lias burned continuously ever since. I a^° learned that this is not an unique phenomenon in thi3 district. A smaller jet of gas, I was told, has been burning for some years near the head of the Rhondda Valley. To witness the earth on fire is, no doubt, astonishing, but it can hardly be com- pared with the phenomenon which, a fellow- traveller informed me, exists near Aberdare. that town the gas from a seam of coal forces itself up through a fissure in the rocks, and through tne surface of the earth and the waters of & stream. surface of the earth and the waters of a stream. It has been repeatedly lighted, when a ^aT8°. ?P°, on the water through which the gas babbled seemed to be on fire, ju;-1 as the ground appeared to me on Cwm Park Mountain. My mfoimant, however, stated that in the former "1B.Jfn,ce e discharge of gas was intermittent, and tha con- sequently, the fire went out at intervals, wnereas, so far as I could learn, the fire on the mountain has been burning for sometuing like forty or duty years, and has in that time materially increased 'n body and force. Indeed, so strong is it now that considerable difficulty, I. should imagine, would be experienced in extinguishing it. It certainly forms a notable feature m the landscape at night."
I JUMBO'S VOyAGE. Jumbo is here safe and well, telegraphs a New York correspondent on Sunday. He arrived in the lower bay at half-past ten on Saturday night, aud came up to the c.ty at eight this m'-ruing. One of the first on board the ship was Mr Barnum, One uf the first on board the ship was Mr Barnum, who went direct t) Jumbos bex and pitted Li: t-unk, saying, Hollo, Jumbo! I have ridden on your back with Tom Thumb Scott and New- come say that Jumbo behaved splendidly durit.-g the voyage. They took eft the martingale aim back chains on the fust dav out, he wis so quiet, and removed the chains from the hind feet. The first two days were stormy, and Jumbo showed slight symptoms of sea. sickne's. He was uneasy and trumpeted. During the second day he hung his trunk out of the box in a listless Aay, and paid slight attention to visitors and dainties. He had very little appetite. Oil tj^ third day h brightened up wonderfully, got ou his sea legs, braced himself, and swayed TV'ith the motion of the vessel. Hib appetite returned he s"-pt usually between teu and one at night, standing During the third night he shovred much uueasiuess, going down on his knees, trying different postures, and butting his head with vexation. He did not like to be left alone at night with lights burning about hmi. I When the keeper started to leave him and go up the gangway he whistled for him, so the keeper stayed with him all the time. The third day out the three hundred emigrants visited him, giving him cakes, fruit, and bread, which seemed to cheer him. Que night he was alarmed by the barking of a dog, and whistled violently. Generally he was so quiet that the keepers weut in and out I of his box without his harming them. One day a sailor was washing his clothes near the cage when he hit Jumbo's trunk. Whereupon the animal seized the sailor's shirt and began wipping the floor with it. His daily diet was 2001b. of hav, two bushels of oats, a bushel of biscuits, twelve or fifteen loaves of bread, twenty buckets of water, II and unlimited whiskey and beer. He was tried one day with rum, but did not like Jack's beverage, and tossed out the food mixed with it. The vessel had head wiuds all the way, and the water fre- quently washed over tt e deck and into the hold around Jumbo, but the box was covered with tarpaulin, and he was not wet. On Friday the doctor vaecinated him on the trunk When the steamer reached the dock on the New Jersey shore many persons boarded her, and Jumbo held a levee while waiting for the lighter with the derrick to take him to New York. He seemed amiable, and not a particle irritated by the voyage. the keepers say there is not a scratch on bin. The general comment on him was that he had un- usually long legs, but that his body was no bigger j than other elephants seen here. Jumbo was hoisted out of the hold about six o'clock iu the evening, and placed on the lighter without accident. Seott was standing at his head all the time. He reached New York half-an-honr later, was put on wheels, and drawn up Broadway by eight horses, reaching his quarters at Barnum's about eight o'clock.
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EASTERTIDE.. CARNARVONSHIRE. With the exception of a dense fog v-hici. de- veloped shortly after five o'clock on Monday morn- ing and continued up to a V.te hour, the weather in Carnarvonshire and Anglesey was beautifully fine. Heavily-freighted trains brought hnnureos .ot pleasure-aeekexs to the principal towns ana watering places. At Carnarvon the sweets were crowded from an early hour until the departure oi t^e List traii. s> tlu- visitors mostly front outlying districts. The fair was heia in the town, but was attended more for pleasure rather than business. Liverpool cxcursi > dsts flocked to Bangor in gicat numbers, :'l:d t > the inhabitants of the surrounding localities H football match between the Bootle players and Bar; Ciub proved an attraction.. The game was v"ry exciting, the home team be ng victorious by six coals to none. Liandu -no got a, good share cr visitors, whilst Conway, Bettws-y-coed, and other 1 picturesque neighbouring resorts were sunihrl t patronized. In Anglesey eisteddfodau and musical festivals were the order cf the day, the principal meetings being at and Gaerwen. Cheap trains ran to both places. Mr R. Davies, Treborth, and Mr T. Fanning Evans, Amlwch, presided at the Gaerwen Eisteddfod meetings, a well-kaown temperance advocate, Plenydd. con- ducting. Mr John Owen (Owain 11a v), Chester, was the principal musical adjudicator, the poet.-y being adjudged by Gwilym Kryri. The artistes in- cluded Miss Jennie Williams, Owain Aiaw, Messrs W. Davies, J. Henry Dew (Menai Br dre), aiid t'! í"'II otneis. The observaucc of Grorsedd rices prefaced the first meeting, the officiating bar Is being Mil- ton Aubrey, Berw, and Gwilym Er; ri. The Nant Peria (Llanberis) Brass Baud, under the conduc- torbhip of Mr G. E. Jones, were the 01,1 corn- j petitorsfor the prize of 7 guineas forplaving "Re- view Fantasia." The performance was declaivd I worthy of the prize, as was also that of the Llan gefrii Choir, led by W. Davies, v. ho fang the "Traitor's Chorus from the opera Blodweu." For poetical compositions hohours Were taken by Mr Milton Aubrey (Meillr Mou), and in the com- petition between the juvenile choirs the prize was awarded to singers from Llangefni. The ceremony of crowning the winning bard and investing the leader of the successful choir was an interesting feature. At the evening meeting the Anglesey Chair Eisteddfod was declared to take place At Gaerwen next year. The secretarial duties of the festival, which was a complete success, were ably undertaken by Mr W. H. Williams, Bryngwran. The competitive festival was also numercusly attended. HOLYWELL. Easter Monday was, according to annual custom, observed as a general holiday at Holywell. Glorious summer weather favoured tho occasion, and a large number of persons vioited the t wn, the High-street being lined with the stalls of peri- patetic vendors of Ii.'} kinds of sweetmeats, wbilst in Halkyn- street a field had been specially engaged as a show stand. Notwithstanding the large cor- course of people, it was noticed that fc lier cases of drunkenness were visible in the streets than for many years past. The Weslayau Connexion at Holywell hold their annual preaching meetings on Sunday and Monday, the officiating ministers being the Revs W. H. Evans (Porttnadoc), O. Lloyd Davies (Liverpool), and John Evans (Lon- don). LLA.NERCHYMEDD EISTEDDFOD. On JVIonday successful eisteddfod meetings were held at Llanerch-y-rnedd, under the presidency cf Dr Evans and Mr D. Hughes, J.P, Liverpool, the conductor beiDg Glan Alaw. The adjudicators were the Revs R. Williams, W. Pritchard, H. Pritchard, and Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. Mr J. Williams, organist of Christ Church, Carnar- von, acted as accompanist. Miss Annie Williams, Miss Pritchard, and a glee party, under the leader- ship cf Mr O. J. Morris, also contributed several musical items. The meetings were well attended.
RELEASE OF MR PARNELL. Much excitement was caused in Dublin ou Monday by the announcement that Mr Parnell had been released from Kilmainham at an early hour in the uioruiug, aad had immediately driven to the railway station and left Ireland on his way to Paris. Inquiry for a time elicited no further information on the subject, except to confirm the news of the hon. member's departure from Kil- maiiiham at six o'clock in the morning, and his immediate departure from Westland-row Railway Station, whither he had driven almost unobserved in a cob, and whence he had taken his departure by the mail for England. He was quite unaccom- panied, no oue but the immediate authorities being awate of the decision as to his release, and his only luggage was a small valise, which he took in the cab with him, and which contained a few necessary articles of clothing. This sudden move- ment caused the greatest excitement and specula- tion in Dublin, especially as it was known that Mr Forster had paid a viait to Kilmainhaca Gaol on Saturday afternoon, and it was concluded that Mr Parnell's liberation was only the precursor of the release of other distinguished suspects, and the first step to some new line of Irish policy, resulting from the presence of Lords Carlmgford and Hartingtou at the Lord-lieutenant's residence. Later, however, it transpired that Mr Parncll' 8 release was only on parole, and that it extended for only ten days, the cause of it being the death of the eldest son of his sister, Mrs Gardner, who resides in Paris. On hearing of this sad event, Mr Parnell at once asked to be allowed to attend hie nephew s funeral, and it was to see him on this subject that Mr ierster visited Kilmainham on Saturday. The Irish Secretary did not at once consent to the release, but promised to consider the matter, and at a late hour on Sunday night Mr Parnell was informed that he would be at liberty to leave the gao] in the morning Accord- inglyt fit six o clock on Monday morning, he left Kilmainham in a cab and drove straight to West- land-row, where he arrived in time to catch the mail steamer to England. The Irish avail, by which Mr Parnell travailed from Holyhead, was delayed seventy-five minutes m consequence of a heavy fog having impeded the progresa of the boat from Dublin. The train was due at Chester at a quarter to two o'clock, but it was not until three o'clock that Mr Parnell passed through Chester Station, the train being over an nour late at Crewe. Mr Parnell appeared dull and careworn. Several of his friends awaited his ar rival, and to one of them he stated that ha was going through to Paris to a relative's funeral. The news that the leader of the Irish Parlia- mentary party had been liberated was widely cir- culated in London during the close of the after- noon, and, in anticipation of Mr Parnell's arrival, a large number of representatives of tha Pre6j*> Irish sympathizers and supporters, together with several Irish members of Parliament, waited at Euston Station the arrival of the Irish ,A carriage was also present, and was in reaam s 10 convey Mr Parnell to Charing-crose Railway Station. Mr Justin M'Carthy, M.P. nell, M.P.; Mr Frank Byrne, secretary and Mr Thos. Qainn, of the National Land League of Great Britain, aud several representatives of the Press, proceeded to Willesden to meat the ■member for the city of Cork. The tram arrived at Willes- den about throe-quarters of an hour y. ,e. The party having consulted as to what was best to do under the circumstances, the station master fnud they could get to Camden I own, and from th^rc thoy might diivc in tin^G tc> c&tch tho 8.10 p.m. Paris train. Acting up: n this advice Mr Parnell and his friend" took tickets by the North London train to Camden Town, which was not reached till five miautaa to eight o'clock--too late to catch the French mail, the train having been delayed on account of the holiday traffic. At Camden Town Mr Parnell, Mr M'Carthy, Me- 0 -oniieU, and Mr Byrne entered a fonr-wfceekd cab and drove to Euston Hotel, where several tulegrams and letters from Paris were o waitiug the former. After receiving these, Mr lJa uell and 1-1C. r<fit ,0^ t*le party drove straight to itUarthye private rendn ee in Jermyn-street, wuere he passed the night proceeding to Paris c# i'M.csclay morning.
HOLYWELL. The anunal v..s-ry for the pariah of Holy well- was held on Monday, the itev E O. H'"ijlianis* MA, vicar, presiding. The vicar nominated Mr J. Lloyd Price, Peudre House, as hia warden fOl" trie ensuiug year, and Captain E. J. DavieB, Sfiith.iel »>'d, was elected parishioners' warden. THE I:. ;e;E Km HON' MOYKMKXT—A well attended meeri';r connection with this n cvement was" L' '0 Tabernacle School-room on Saturday e/onmg la t )'rT. H. Waferhouse in the chair. Excellent were delivered by the chair- man. the ilev D. Oliver, and Mr J. S Jones. Above a hundred persons have denned the riboo", thirty having signed the pledge of total abstinent who had not previously signed. In the assembly* room of the Cocoa House on Saturday evening laet a similar meeting was held, being the fust held »* Bagiilt.^ Mr D. Owen, BryahytVyd, occupied the chair. The meeting was ador^-aed b tee chair* man, the Revs H. Jones, Birkenhead; 0 Thomas B A. Holywell; and Mr W. 1'edr Wiliiaia*4- Above GdVcnty persons joined the movement, and flity to kl.eptedgecf total abstinence, who hr-d- not signed p;«viousiy. —
SCHOOL BOARD MONTHLY MEETING. The. monthly meeting of this board was held ..11 Tuesday last at the Board-rooms, Pantou-piu'.e, when thoie were present: Mr R. Grattoa (chair' man), the Rev J. E. Jones, Messrs W, Jones, and James Hughes. The minutes of the previoaB meeting were read and coufi>med. THE BAGILLT AD VE>'TC"HE SCHOOL. Mr William Jones, master of the school recently condemned by li-NI. I tsp ctor of Schools, atieo- ded tll, meeting, Mr Morgan Oweu having re- commence e the board to e.no..)y Mr Jones as assistant master at the Bagihc Board Schools. The Rev J. E. Jonea wished t > know whether bat was willing to enter for his certificate- Mr Jou< s replied that, he was anxisus to go 11' for his examination for a certificate. The board deliberated, and theu it was decided that Mr Wti iam Joue-i should be paid at the ra&* d JE35 per annum, and that he be engaged until December, on the condit ou of his attempting to' procure his certificate. Having acceded to tins arrangement, Mr Jones withdrew. THE TEACHERS' RBSXBBNCBS. Tenders for the erection of residences for tht master and mistress of the Bagiilt and HolyweU Beard Schools were received, and were as follows: —The Holywell residence Messrs T. *nd J. V. Hughes, of Holywell, £ 535; Messrs T. Hughes, and Sou, £ 590 Mr J. Edwards, Bodiondeb, Caer- wys, £543; Mr D. W. Parry, Whitford-street, £ 485 15s. The Bagiilt residence Messrs T. and J. V. Hughes, JE522 Messrs T. Hughes and Son, £ 620; Mr R. Jones, Bagillr., £ 455. After some deliberation it was decided that the architect should communicate with the parties sending in the lowest tenders with a view to a reduction of the cost, and that a special meeting be called to consider the suggested reductions. A COMPLAINT. A complaint was read in reference to the expul- sion of a boy on account of his misconduct at Halkyn-street Schools. The communication was relegited to the Holywell Committee. ANNUAL KEPOUTS. The following reports of H.M. Inspector were received and read:—The Halkyu-street School Boyny Sc'.ocl.—The geography of the second standard was good of the third standard good, 'I and map knowledge very good; of the fourth, fifth, and sixth standards about fair with several good answers, and map knowledge good. '.L he grammar of the second, third, and fifth standards was pretty g .od; of the fourth and sixth standards, good. The btandafd work of the firdt, second, fifth, and sixth standard# was good; of the third standard pretty fair, tbøÎt writing should be cleaner, larger, and rounder; oi the fourth standard fair. The order was 80 improvement upon that of last year. One 801 spoiled the tone by copying from the tables. AR the pupil teachers did good work. Alterations ar* not necessary in registration. Mats and lavatorie* are recommended for both departments. Qirk? School -The specimen needle-work was fair ae whole with f-omfi good work: that done in my presence was of a favourable character, but the gathering and button-holes can be improved. Tb* grammar was pretty good. The standard work of the first, second, fifth and sixth standards was good; of the third standard pretty fair only; of the fourth standard fair. Tone and order were satisfactory. J. Ke-tm and E. J. H. William* have passed well, avid M. E. Williams and A. Eustace fairly Spring Garden's first class were good ia reading and tables moder- atelyjfair in form and colour, fair intelligence and writing; and pretty good in other subjects. The second class were very good in form, good in colour, fair in spelling, tables, arithmetic on slates and intelligence: and pretty fair in other respects. The third class were poor in writing; and good, as a class, in other subjeets. The flwt standard were weak. Singing and exercise were good. An usual the school-room was bright and comfortable. Alterations should not occur iB I registers, with this exception registration wsa pretty good. Bagillt Schools. -Boys' School.— There were a few alterations in the registers, with these exceptions the registration was good. The geography was a poor pass. The grammar was pretty good. Girls' School.—The needle- work I pass with hesitation. The grammar WJW fair. The standard work of the first standard was- rather weak, of the second standard pretty good, of the third and fourth standard fair, of the fifth standard very fair. The registers were not clean, and there were a few corrections in them. I shall f xpect good registration during the course of this year. ThepupnlSteacher, Eliza Hug'iCs,did gmod work. I should like the girls to take mute pride in their pcrsoral appearance. One girl spoiled the tone of the scheol by deliberately copying during the exam! nation. lnfants' School. -The regis- tration appears to be well kept. Singing and exercises were good. I should like to see more specimen needlework. The first class were very good in reading and spelling, and pretty good in other subjects. their writing should be larger and rounder. The second class were very good in form and colour, good in writing and very fair in other subjects. The third class did well. The first standard was fair. E. Hughes has passed well, and L. a A. Matthews. W. M. Jones, J. Tt i-o h, I • 4' ^oue8 and M. A. Gregory, fairly. Rami it u teachers to ada that the f 1 caools were closed for ten weeks .n con- tqience of the recent fever at Bagiilt, whick urajiy considerably interfered with the progress of the children.
A xosrwo JOKK.—A prominent physician said jok» 1Bgly to a lady patient wi-e was c omplaining oi her continued ill health, a»>d of his inability tc cure her, "Try Dr. Bardsley'a AntiUUious P Us The lady took it in earnest and exed^he Pills from which she obtained permanent hciStb- She now laughs at the iffliot 30 veil pleaded with it, as it cost him a good patient. i'toH by nU ChemMt« in Boxes at 131<1- and Ss. 9d. Box sent post free en receipt of 15 or i>5 stamps. W r.. Mather, Whole- sale Druggist. Manchester. R 243.p A DBCIGHTFUL FLAVOUR. C.lU.CF.(>.PT'fj ARBCAHOT TOOTH PASTS.—By uaing this deTcious Ar< matio DWTF- frioe, the enamel of the teeth be jomes white, sound, and polished like ivory. It w exceedingly fragrant, ind specially useful f ,.r; tnio vin? morustafcionfl of tartar neglected tooth. wold hy all Chemists. Pot., JI- 2a 6d eaQh. (Get Craerott's.)