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NORTH WALES. BAIA. ELECTION OF CORONER.—A public meeting was held at the County-hall, Bala, on Thursday, the 29th ult., for the pur- pose of electing a coroner for the lower division of the county of Merioneth. R. W. Price, Esq., of Rhiwlas, proposed Rice Hugh Anwyl, tlsq., of Bala, surgeon, as a fit and proper person to till that important office; and was seconded by Geo. P. Lloyd, Esq., of Plas-yn-dre. No other candidate having been proposed, Mr. Anwyl was declared duly elected. A MELANCHOLY DEATH.A poor old WOman, aged 70 years, was killed on Monday last, whilst passing along a parish road which crosses the Chester and Holyhead railway at Weeg Fawr, near Aber. The deceased had been in the habit of gathering ?btkles on the Lavan Sands, when the tide and tiie weather per- mitted, every season during the last fifty years. On this-occasion, in consequence of her age and of the late hour that the tide served on the preceding night, she had rather overslept herself, and- was hastening towards the sands after some other parties, who; as well as herself, were in the habit of earning a scanty livelihood: by ga- thering cockles. Whilst crossing the railway, the down morning train, in passing, killed her on the spot. The body was found dreadfully mutilated, the head being literally severed from the body, and the legs horribly mangled. The force with which the blow was struck had pitched the body fourteen yards clear from whence he was hit. An inquest was taken on view of the body, on Friday last, before Edw. G. Powell, Esq., coroner, at which two s' witnesses were examined—the woman who accompanied the de- ceased, and John Lewis, cabinet-maker, Bangor, who witnessed the catastrophe. Verdict-" Accidental death." The circum'- stance was, no doubt, purely accidental; but as many persons cross at this particular part of the line daily, it devolves upon the Company to put in force such precautionary measures as will pre- vent a repetition of such painful accidents. THE MUSIC OF WALES.—Mr. Ellis Roberts, the celebrated. Welsh Harpist, gave an entertainment of Welsh music, assisted by Miss Susan Kenneth and Talhaiarn, at the Sussex Hall, Lead- enhall-street, London, on Thursday evening, June 29th, illus- trated by lecture, song, and harp. Talhaiarn gave an historica t sketch of Welsh music, bardism, and minstrelsy; tracing them from the time of the British King Cadwaladr in the 7th century, to the last Royal Eisteddfod, which was held at Caerwys, in Flintshire, in the reign of Henry VIII. interspersed with legendary anecdotes, connected with the melodies and minstrels of Wales and he also traced the history of the harp with its various gradations and improvements, from the remotest antiquity up to the present time. The beautiful songs written by Mrs. Hemans and Mrs. Cornwall Baron Wilson, attached to ancient Welsh melodies, were sung with great taste and feeling by Miss Susan Kenneth, who was encored three times during the evening. All the songs were accompanied by the harp. Mr. Ellis Roberts played several solos on the ancient triple harp, and upon the newly invented and magnificent Cambrian double action harp," and was received with loud applause, and three times en- cored. This masterly and brilliant execution delighted the audience, who seemed amazed at the various effects produced on a single instrument. Talhaiarn gave a specimen of penillion singing in the style of North Wales, and was unanimously en- cored and, in the concluding portion of his address, he recited a patriotic and loyal song written by himself, which was received with immense enthusiasm and loudly encored. The room was full and the audience was delighted with the whole performance and, there can be no doubt, that when our beautiful national melodies are well played and sung, they will become as popular as any other national melodies.