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INFRINGING THE SUNDAY CLOSING…

ANOTHER CASE FROM PONTLYFNI.

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CONWAY.

LLANDUDNO.

BANGOR.

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PRESIDENT ARTHUR.—The recent annual Message of the President of the United States, to Congresss, contained some declarations which render it worthy of attention, from the peace point of view- In the first place the president declares officially the desirability of further legislative endeavours to arrange for the settlement of international dis- putes, by means of arbitration. In this important utterance he follows the honourable precedents already set by President Grant, President Hayes, and President Garfield, his three predecessors, each of whom formally and explicitly pronounced in favour of the same great practical principle. President Arthur further took care to explain in his message that the postponement by him of the Arbitration Congress of American Governments which had been convened previous to his acces- sion to office, was decided on, not because of any objection, on his part, to the Congress, or to the principle, but because it had not in his view re- ceived, as yet, a sufficient amount of independent consideration and support from the peoples them- selves. He also re endorsed and re-advised a continuacce of a pacific and conciliatory policy, by his Government, towards the Indian tribes, and recommended the enactment of a law to facilitate and protect their tenure of lands, as individual citizens of the United States. Here, then, is one more proof that the principles of peace and inter- national arbitration have really passed into tbe domain of practical Government and diplomacy. Bat it greatly redounds to the honour of the United States that, both through their presidents and their national tran- sactions with other countries, they have taken such a prominent position in this noble movement, b'or the instances wherein the United States have had successful resort either to mediation, or to arbitration, for the settlement of disputes with other nations are as follows :—With Great Britain i'-i 1794; with Spain in 1818; with Great Britain in 1826, also in 1838, and again in 1853; with Portugal in 1850; with Chili in 1858 with Para- guay in 1859 with Canada in 1860 with Peru in 1862; with Great Britain in 1864 again with Great Britain in 1871 en the "Alabama" claims: and again in 1872 on the San Juan dispute; with Spain, as to Cuba, in 1879; with France in 1880; with Costa Rica in 1881 and, in the same year, again with Great Britain, about the Nova Scotia fisheries. Here is a series of seventeen cases of international dispute which the United States have successfully settled by mean p of peaceful reference. And when it is re- i membered how very trivial have been the differ- ences which have, even of later times, led to bloody wars, in cases where there has not been a pacific disposition, it is obvicus that some, if not all, of these seventeen instances might, without such a good national temper on the part of the American people, have plunged them also into miserable conflicts with other countries, resulting at best, in mutual injury and slaughter. The Crimean war arose out of a contemptible squabble between France and Russia in reference to the keys of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. And the Franco-German war had at least its avowed cause in a mere question of dynastic claim, if not indeed in a mere imaginary disrespect shown by the Emperor of Germany to the French Ambassador. In either instance, had France acted with a little of the common sense of the United States under many similar circumstances, she would have been saved millions ef treasure and scorces of thousands of the lives of her own people.

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J THE NORTH WALES COLLEGE.

DEATH OF OAYAIN ALAW. ;

EVADING THE LIVERPOOL POLICE…

THE MOON AND HER INFLUENCE…

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GERMANY AND DUXAIASK.

REPRESENTATION OF POET ARLINGTON.

THE DANUBIAN COMMISSION.

IRISH LAND QUESTION.

ACTION AGAINST THE " WORLD."

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NORTHERN WELSH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.