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THE ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA, COVENT GARDEN, LIMITED. To scheme to amalgamate the two ^Italian opfflcatio ,Onr bones of London, and to concentrate thia orm mmt within the walls of Covent Garden £ brought forward under the most favorable nlana Nrtmn of bosineea have taken the matter plana have been tally discussed, and the details of P wrtl digested. Some of the highest personages baB havo expressed their acquiescence in the scheme m0. already been supported by the promise of large sn Bey by intending shareholders. Another Season has p the way for tho accomplishment of the views of those believe amalgamation the best course to pursue in rests of both enterprises. It ia an open secret that the Ita<1 Opera Season last year at her Majesty's Theatre was not a ncoeas, nor did lir. Mapleson care to risk an Italian Season in the autumn, It has been thought better that Mr Mapleson, reinforced by certain members of the splendid troupe of Covent Garden, shall confine his energy to the United States, where his experience of American affairs will be at the service of the Royal Italian Opera Company, Covent Garden (Limited). Freed from the limtted com- petition of Her Majesty's Theatre, the whole staff of the Italian Opera singers, and the entire body of IiaUan Opera. goers will be drawn towards Covent Garden, the Prospectus of which house for the forth- coming Season includes the names of the most attractive artists the Italian Operatic Stage can boast. Competition lias always been disastrous to Italian Opera, both commer- cjallj- and from the point of view of art. A large amount has been already subscribed to the Opera Company, Limited, and the Directors have now decided to isspe the Prospectus to the public. The Scheme promises to pay from 11 to 11 per cent., and may be worth the consideration of every elms of investor, small and large.
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TO CORRESPONDENTS. M. H. E. (Carnarvon).—Yes. "THB HAPPT MAN."—Not quite suitable. CHURCH AND STAM.—Much too long for our columns. I DECLINES WITH -rHANM.—"My Lizzie," and J umbo's Arrival." "A Subscriber to the Carnarvon Guild Hall kews-room writes:—"Will any of your readers kindly inform me who pays for the gas used at the Guild Hall keeper's house in Eastgate- street ? Having had business to go through that street shortly after midnight one night last week, I was astonished to see the hall-keeper's house so light and inviting. I have been informed by residents in the street that this is very often the case. If the hall-keeper paye for the gas he consumes, well and good; but if the charge for gas is paid from the rates, the sooner tha matter is looked into the better.
¡ TO SECRETARIES OF CRICKET CLUBS. We propose, during the present season, pub. lishing from week to week comments on the various cricket matches played in North Wales. We shall be glad, therefore, to receive reports of the same from secretaries, and to publish as many as space will allow.
SUMMARY OF NEWS. The composite assizes for North Wales were opened on Wednesday morning last at the County ^Hall, Ruthin After a long discussion, the Bangor guardians at their last meeting decided to discontinue their mode of carrying on sanitary business by committee, and resolved to form the whole board into a sanitary authority. A grand fancy bazaar was held in Denbigh last week, the proceeds of which in two days amounted to £275. Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise" was performed at Ruthin on Friday evening last, by the musical union of that place. Dr E. H. Ellis, Bangor, died on Tuesday last, at the early age of 34. On Tuesday, as Sir Robert Cunliffe, M.P., was being driven through the street to catch the last London train from Wrexham, his carriage came into collision with a hansom, but fortu- nately no one was hurt. On the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr Raw, a resolution was adopted at the meeting of the Llan- dudno Commissioners approving of the establishing of a college in North Wales, and expressing an opinion that Bangor was the most suitable locale for such a college. The whole of the North Wales colliers struck work on Saturday last against a reduction in wages. The South Wales colliers at Rhondda Valley have also started a fund to assist some of their number to emi- grate. An attempt to throw the train off the line on the Taff Vale Branch Rail- way was perpetrated on Monday morning last, but fortunately no serious consequences followed. A Brymbo brewer was on Monday fined £ 10 for putting sugar into beer without making the proper entry. By command of Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., M.P., the P.G.M., a Provincial Grand Lodge of the Province of North Wales and Shropshire was held yes- terday at Bangor. A masonic hall was opened also on the occasion. Mr Gladstone has written to Mr Henry Lupton, Bagillt, expressing his thanks for the resolutions passed at the recent meeting of the Flintshire ratepayers, expressing pride at having the Premier residing among them. The strike of colliers in the neigh- bourhood of Wrexham has reached a state of such uproariousness as to necessitate the calling out of the military. On Wednesday the would-be assassin of the Queen was pronounced "Not guilty;" but was ordered to be detained in custody during her Ma- jesty's pleasure. On Friday last a meeting of the clergy of Carnarvonshire and Anglesey was held at Bangor, to take into con- sideration the recent burial scandals circulated in the diocese. An inquest was held in Bangor last week touching the death of an old woman, aged sixty, who had met her death bv a fall down stairs. At last Saturday's meeting of the Carnarvon Rural Sanitary Authority it was reported that an outbreak of scarlet fever had taken place at Port- dinorwic. Evan Hughes, who was charged at the North Wales Assizes, on Wed- nesday, with having feloniously killed his wife at Bangor, was sentenced by Justice Chitty to five years' penal ser- vitude. ». —
THE MA CLEAN TRIAL. The trial of the unfortunate wretch who attempted to take away the life of Her Majesty the Queen on the 2nd March last was a brief one. The jury had no difficulty in coming to a con- clusion on the evidence laid before them, and they immediately returned a verdict of acquittal on the ground of insanity. It was obvious from the moment when the antecedents of Maclean were raked up that no other conclusion could be come to by the jury. The evidence as to his insanity was simply overwhelming. He had been an inmate of a lunatic asylum for some time, and it was while labouring under one of the miserable hallucina- tions to which he was subject that he committed the act for which he was arraigned on Wednesday. There is almost a touch of the ridiculous in describing the proceedings at Reading as a trial for high treason, and yet I that was the form they took under the statute which brings attempts to injure or kill the sovereign within the category of offences of that description. A special commission composed of the Lord Chief Justice and Baron Huddleston, went down to try the prisoner; and a long aray of counsel, including the law officers of the crown, conducted the prosecution. But in all other respects the trial was carried out like one for an ordinary felony, and the poor lunatic who stood in the dock has been mercifully consigned for the rest of his days to an asylum. This is one of those cases in which one may speak with a certain amount of freedom. Charges like those pre- ferred against Lefroy and Lamson demand long and patient investigation. There was no difficulty in either of the two cases in coming to a decision. The evidence was too strong to leave the jury in any doubt as to the guilt 'of the accused parties, and both verdicts have, we may safely say, been accepted almost unanimously by the public. We make no allusion to the more intricate questions affecting the sanity or insanity of the criminals. There is admittedly a diversity of opinion on this point. But in the two cases alluded to, nearly all the evidence was what is called circumstantial, and indeed a charge of murder can seldom be proved on any other evidence. Men who have made up their minds to perpetrate bloody deeds which excite the horror of the multitude are not in the habit of attacking their victims in the sight of the public, and therefore it is frequently difficult to bring the charge home to them. In the case of Maclean, however, there was no such difficulty to be encountered. That he fired a pistol in the direction of the Queen was not required to be proved by witnesses in order to satisfy judge or jury. The evidence was of course taken, but there were too many wit- nesses present to leave the fact in the slightest degree doubtful. The number of times that the plea of insanity has been set up recently in murder cases gives us a good deal of room for reflection. It is a little to be marvelled at that the friends of a mur- derer who, before his trial, would have been indignant at the mere insinuation of insanity,can find hundreds of proofs for it when the dread sentence has been spoken. In the case of Lefroy this was attempted without success. We should think that in Guiteau's case there is now no likelihood of such a plea meeting with favour, nor are Lamson's prospects very bright, though he has been twice respited. But the established practice of raising this issue suggests the question, What is insanity? Suppose a man injects into his veins morphia or acontine, or any other deleterious drugs having a tendency to unsettle the mind and even to injure the morals, and that in consequence of the effects of this drug he is goaded on or allured into taking away human life, is such insanity to be accepted as a sufficient evidence of guiltlessness ? Or, to take another illustration, a man who goes into a public-house in order to get a I little refreshment in the shape of a glass of beer may not have the slightest intention of doing any harm. But he may drink more than he can stand, and may go home temporarily insane, and cut somebody's throat. Is this murder ? And if it be so, why should we distinguish between a man who drinks an alcoholic beverage because he likes it, and believes it to be refreshing, and a man who finds comfort in a subcutaneous injection of morphia or other similar substance ? Any man may adopt a habit which will be morally certain to affect the mind, and disturb the balance of sound judgment; but when a man wilfully does this, why should he be punished as a murderer if the sad change can be traced to an excessive indulgence in alcohol, and treated as a poor lunatic if it can be traced to some- thing for which there may be less excuse ?
THE MOTHS OF MONTE CARLO. What the Amoiloans call a shave" has been tried with regard to the gaming-tables of Monaco. The Prince of Monaco is re- ported to have threatened M. Grevy that in case the gaming-tables are suppressed he would sell his Principality, box and dice, as we may not inaptly describe it, to the united States. Such a report scarcely deserves notice unless it be as an instance of what straits the Prince Florestan is put to. The only gTain of truth in the whole story is the fact that France is seriously considering how she can suppress the gambling nuisance which has turned one of the fairest spots on the Riviera into a hell on earth. Among the incidents of the Queen's stay at Mentone nothing is more characteristic of Her Majesty than her curt refusal to accept a complimentary bouquet sent from the con- seivatories of Monte Carlo. In this slight incident the Queen, with trne womanly tact, emphasised her disapproval of an institution which has done so much to ^demoralize the whole population of the district. At last the evil has become so intolerable that even the Nice hotel-keepers, who looked indul- gently on it when it seemed to bring them custom, have turned round. Thev find that it has the opposite effect, and that quiet family folk who are accustomed to make Nice their winter quarters now prefer to go further east to San Remo and even Pegli, where at least their sons are out of reach of the dangerous fascination of the tables. Any tourist who has made the journey from Paris to Mentone in the lightning express cannot fail to remember somebrazen-visaged woman who got out at Monte Carlo, and by her very dress and :appearance proclaimed that she was one of the Syreno of these new Cyclades. It will tax a long memory to go back to those primeval times when Monaco was as unsophisticated as Oneglia or San Remo. In the delightful days when Ruffini wrote his "Doctor Antonio" the whole Cernichi road was, as at present, a succession of enchanting views. The Paradisc was there; but at least,as far as gambling was concerned there was no trail of the serpent. This is. of course, not a matter in which our govern- ment can make any diplomatic representa. tion to the French Government; nor indeed will it be necessary to do so. The Nice poor pie are now awake to the mistake they made in letting M. Blanc set up his tables in their neighbourhood; and they are impatient to repair it. We do not think it will last very long, and the notoriety given to Mentone by the Queen's visit there will no doubt help to give it its death blow. Still, it may be some time before an institution in which is many vested interests are cor ce .-ned, from the petty Prince of Monaco, who draws a large revenue from it, down to the croupi&rs who live on the spoils, can be abolished. It may be said, of course, that no one was ever drowned who was worth saving, and this saying of Garfield, which has a certain Stoical ring about it, contains a certain treasure of truth. It is only a moth that gets his wings singed in a candle,and as we may say that no one had his principles undermined at a gaming-table who had not first parted with his little stock of principle elsewhere. There is a grain of truth in this, since gaming generally comes to put the finishing touch to the rake's progress. The moths of Monte Carlo are seldom such innocents that we need expend much sympathy on them. Still, it is a safe rule for any state that it is its duty to make virtue easy and vice difficult, instead of smoothing, as the French do at Monaco, the last deseenti into the abys of suicide and despair. Happily for human nature, vice in the long run is found not to pay. The Nice people are beginning to see this, and this is our beat hope for the suppression of Monte Carlo. A great meeting of North Wales colliers was held at Ruabon on Monday, to consider the position to be assumed with regard to the reduction of 5 per cent. in wages which the masters have announced. Letters were read from the coal.owners, stating that the condition of trade was such that they must insist upon the reduction but the miners contended that the price of coal was un- changed and business was good, and on these grounds it was decided to continue the strike. A number of the colliers then visit- ed a neighbouring pit, and, after stopping some men who were loading coal from stock, and breaking their tools, did some damage to the property-a breach of order which the representives of the men on strike can- not too strenuously condemn and repudiate. The agricultural reports continue very satisfactory. Rain has fallen copiously all over the country during the past few days, and, following the sunny weather of Easter- tide, has been of immense benefit to the growing crops. Nothing as yet has mate- rially checked the unusually early develop- ment of plant-life. Apple orchards are bursting into bloom; the tint of the meadows is of the freshest green; and forest trees are rapidly pushing into leaf. Hawthorn is in bud in the hedges and promises to be in flower even before May sets in. Vegetation may have been retarded a little by the sharp morning nips of frost, but so far it has escaped anything like serious injury. The prospect all round is as cheering to the farmer as to the market gardener or the fruit grower. The It primrose promise of a favourable and early season is being con- sistently kept, and, judging by appearances, the harvest of the present year will prove one of the most plentiful on record. As the monetary difference between a good and a bad harvest is a question of a hundred millions sterling or so, everybody may be said to share in the benefit or the loss. It is a hopeful sign when the British farmer is in good spirits andfree from evil foreboding; and it must not be forgotten that his better prospects are ours also. A wild frenzy seems to have seized upon the Welsh colliers who are on strike in the Wrexham district, and on Wednesday riotous disturbances broke out at West- minster Pit, Ruabon, for which no adequate cause can be found. In the afternoon gangs of men, numbering several hundreds, sur- rounded the offices at the pit and assumed so menacing an attitude that one of the managers, who was at the office, had to lock himself in. The mob then broke the windows, and attempted to carry tho buil ing by storm. A few polieem«Qj un< er Superintendent WiMe, arrived bu were altogether unequal to the task be. ore them. At half-past six the whole of the Wrexnam constabulary were de?p»tc-&u to the pit, and at a later hour the military were sent for. In the course of the evening the Deputy Chief Constable of Denbighshire and ten officers, the manager^ o e pit, Mr Harrop, and other of the colliery officials who had been sheltering m the office, had to run for their lives, the place being entirely wrecked, and the rioters preparing to use gunpowder to finally demolish it. Fears were entertained that some lives had been 1 lost, as Mr Harrop and two of the con- stables were missing, and rumour said the officers had been thrown down a pit shaft. A detachment of Welsh Fusiliers, and the Denbighshire and Merionethshire Militia were hurried to the &cene of the disorder, and it was hoped that their presence would restore order. The rioting is the most serious that has occurred since Colonel Jackson's house was wrecked by the Black- burn factory operatives, and appears to be wholly without excuse, Mr Harrop having always ceen on good terms with the men. After a long and severe illness, Dr Elliø. of Bangor died at his residence in High sheet o Tuesday last, at the early age of 34. He w.i« tli o son of Dr Henry EUis, of the same town, aud was educated at Friary School, where he greatly distinguished him- self. He studied for his profession in Liver- pool and Dublin, taking a high place in the examinations of the Royal College of Sur- geons, London, and of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. Dr Ell's had the mis- fortune to lose his father while he wa,3 at college, but as soon as he was qualified, a few months afterwards, be took up his father's extensive practice in Bangor, wherft he attained a high reputation for profes- sional skill and knowledge. At a very early age bE, identified himself with various local and public movements, was soo a looked upon as an effective Welsh and English speaker. As a member of the Ban eor Local' Board of Health he was the chief mover in bringing about the purchase of the Water and Gas Works by the town—an act of considerable importance to the ratepayers. Identifying himself with the Liheral party he soon came to the front as a platform orator, and in the two county elections of 1880 took a prominent part. He had been for several years the Chairman of the Liberal Associa- tion at Bangor, and only recently he was' chosen vice president of the Carnarvonshire County and Borough Liberal Association His sturdy independence and fearless out- spokenness won for him the respect of all classes—even it might be said of his opponents. He was a member of the committee of the Menai Society of Natural" Science and Literature, his last public appearance being as a lecturer at a meeting of that society. Dr Ellis contributed largely both to the English and Welsh press, several of his contributions attracting considerable attention. In religious matters he was a cons'stent member of the Calvin- istic Methodist denomination, and had for several years acted as a Sunday School' teacher. In every sphere of life he was a zealous worker, and in Bangor more especially his loss will be keenly felt by aD1 classes.
LONDON LETTER- [FROM OUR OWN CORHESPONDENT.! WEDNESDAY EVENING. As one of the papers has pointed out, the return of Her Majesty has taken plaoe when the country is at its loveliest. Such a beauti- ful spring has not been experienced for many years. We already hear of the cuckoo and the nightingale being heard withiu ten miles of the Marble Arch-evident proof that the time of the singing of birds is come." Now that the east winds have veered off, and one's cheeks are fanned by almost "summer airs"—now that copious April showers have moistened the laad, we may congratulate Her Majesty on her return from scorching Mentone. If H. R. H. Prince Leopold avoid treading an orange or otherwise "knocking himself about"—as a medical friend of m'ne humorously terms it-we may presently have to congratulate him. on hit auspicious eBtrance into the marriage state. It is not known whether the Queen intends to take a more active part than heretofore io what may be termed the society part of her duties-gaving Her Majesty's presence. I hear no more about a visit to the Lyceum Thealre, accompanied by her devoted friend the Baroness Burdett-Coutts, and if the management had secured Her Majesty's patronage—and pre- sence-for German Opera, we should have heard of the interesting fact ere this. I hear, by the way, that it is not unlikely an effort will be made to secure from one source or another an increase of income for H. R. H. the Prince of Wales. The sum annually placed at His Royal Highness's disposal is notoriously insufficient for the demands upon his purse. People forget that the economic laws which govern the subject also operate on the Prinoe. It is as possible for the latter to live beyond hi* income as it is for something in the City" or an infant" peer of the realm. In Mr Gladstone's last Cabinet there were repeated shufsiings of the cards. So far the present Ministry, so far as it' relates to the Cabinet, has remained intact. Some credence is, however, attached to the statement that Mr F'orster is to be removed from the Chief Secretaryship, and more than one Liberal paper recommends this course. There is much to be said against it. It is not wise, as President Lincoln used to say, to "swop horses when you are crossing the stream." No one can possess Mr Porster'# Hcqaaintance with Irish difficulties. His re- I' moval would be interpreted as a slight upon a man who has most honestly and laboriously endeavoured to grapple with unprecedented difficulties. The news would be received with insulting rejoicings throughout Ireland. Again, by whom could hE be replaced ? The post is not one for which otherministers would volunteer. Sir Charles Dilke is named as a possible successor bat his appointment would not be popular. The best man would be Har- court; but, then, it would be too well known that he would chastice the disaffected Irish with scorpion^ instead of ^orde. I should propose Chamberlain, Tho doctrine of "force no remedy" is all very well for a platform at Birmingham, but if Our Joe," as the Birming- ham people call him, made up his mind to pacify Ireland there is n > man who could do it with a more iron hand or a more velvet gleve. The very extraordinary circumstances attend- ing the further reprieve of Lamson in com- pliance with an urgent request from the United States Government are very variously viewed and discussed here; but the prevailing opinion strengthens that the respite will now be fol- lowed by a reprieve. It is said chat with the best intentions to do what is just in the case