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IFISIIGU ARD.,

NORTH WALES.

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NORTH WALES. DENBIGH.—On the 14th instant, an inquest was held before the Coroner of this division, on the body of John Williams, hus- bandman, in the employ of Mr. Gorst, of Plas Chambers. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was in the stable at Plas Chambers about 4 o'clock in the evening of Thursday, the 1.3th, cleaning a horse, which he was heard to scold, and shortly afterwards the unfortunate man was observed to fall and heard to cry out. Two men at work in the yard close by instantly went !nto the stable, where he was found prostrate on the ground bleed- ing very profusely, and the right side of his head very muh cut. His distressed wife immediately came to the awful sight. When the poor fellow had been conveyed to his own house, a distance of only about 50 yards, life was hot perceptible. He died before a medical man anived on the spot. No one was in the stable at the time the fatal accident occurred. The deceased is said to have been a steady and trustworthy servant. He was 38 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death." LLANIDLOES.—DIABOLICAL ACT.-On the night of Thursday, the 13th instant, or early on Friday morning, an act of almost Unparalleled atrocity was perpetrated by some person or persons upon four fine cows and a beautiful mare, the property of Mr. R. Woosnam, flannel draper, of this town, by entering the field, and Pouring upon them a quantity of some destructive liquid, aquefor- tits or oil of vitriol, by which they were burnt in so dreadful a manner as to render it very uncertain, whether some of them will recover or not. The police officers are actively engaged in inves- tigating the affair. THE HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—THE TI BUT.AII BIUDGF.S.—"WE had an opportunity lately of inspecting the stupendous iron tubes which are in course of construction a short distance above the MenaiSuspensionbridge; for the purpose of forming a passage for the trains of the Holyhead railway across the strait. Immense piers of granite are being erected on each side of the strait, and a Passive pier of the same material is rising in the middle of the stream. On these solid masses of masonry the vast hollow me- tallic ways will rest, forming a line continuous with the railway. The most cursory inspection of the tubes will at once convince the Spectator of their prodigious strength, and show them to be ca- pable of sustaining a far greater weight than any that is likely to pMs across them. They are not either cylindrical or elliptical, as 111anyhave Supposed, but rectangular, their'form being what is not uncommonly called an oblong square, about 30 feet high and 15 feet wide. They are constructed of thick plates of iron, firmly fivetted together, and strengthened by girders at the top and bottom. The chief element of strength, however, is in the bed or base of the work, which is composed of plates of iron set edgewise, So as to form cells, the under and upper surfaces being firmly rivetted to the intermediate perpendicular plates, the whole with the walls of the tube and its covering firmly girded and bound to-, gether with the utmost skill and ingenuity, forming a compact Piece of workmanship, the strength of which is beyond conception, ihese enormous tubes are built on stages erected over the stream. The spectator wonders, when contemplating them, how fabrics of fsUch stupendous weight, amounting to many thousands of tons are to be removed and lifted into the position which they are des- tIned to occupy. They will be floated to the piers on pontoons, Rild lifted to their final resting-place by hydraulic pressure. On 'he same day we passed in the evening train of the Holyhead '^ilway through'the tube at Conway, As the train was proceed- 1.ng at considerable speed the passage was effected almost in an ^stant. We were not conscious of any vibration, or indeed of ùny sensation different from that experienced in passing through ordinary tunnel. The Holyhead railway will be a great fa- vourite with tourists and those who travel for pleasure. The pres- ets from the carriages on both sides are exceedingly interesting, ^he Ijne rups principally along the sea-coast and the banks of the ~ee, so that throughout nearly the Svhole journey from Bangor to fester we have on one side a fine view of the Irish sea, and on V10 other a perpetually changing succession of mountain scenery. MverpoolAlbion. CAMBRIAN ARCH^OLOGICAI/ ASSOCIATION.—The presi- dent Qpd committee have directed that the second annual feting of the association shall be held at Carnarvon on the I3th, 14th, and loth days of next September. A LUCID. EXPOSITION.—An English drover, who was at the in the town of Conway, in company with seve- ral Welsh farmers, on the last fair day applied to mine host" for an explanation of the word maran"; the use of which by him had repeatedly produced much laughter amongst the auditors. Look you," replied mine host," you are a man, and (pointing to a servant girl) she is a woman you are the sheep, and she is the sheep-ess so you are the maran,' or man sheep." Lusus NATURES.—There is now in the possession of Mr. Hugh Griffith, of Glanrafon, a two-month old pig which only weighs 31bs., measures from the tip of the nose to the extremity of the tail 1 foot, and stands only 6 inches high. The rest of the litter (ten in number) are of the usual size, and altogether fine specimens of the porcine tribe. It is proportionably made with the exception of its ears, which arc very long; in fact, much longer than the rest. It is suckled by hand, being unable, owing to the smallness of its mouth, to suck at its mother's teat. THE RISING GENERATION.—" How dare you, sir, abuse a poor dumb animal in thaL shameful manner ?" said a lady the other day to a ragged urchin of about eight or nine years old, who was beating a dpnkey on the road near Ban- gor. "Pray, marm," responded the young varlet, "who made you my governess ?" While the lady was standing in mute astonishment at such a specimen of juvenile auda- city, the father, who had overheard the colloquy, came up, and in answer to the query if that was his child, immedi- ately answered, with evident paternal pride, Oh, yes, marm. He is a cute chap, that he is a hedicated boy, and has been at the hinfant school to larn manners." Manners indeed," exclaimed the lady. Oh, yes, marm," interrupted the fa- ther, it would do your heart good, marm, to see him make his best bow; and as for singing Amen, or whistling a psalm tune, there is not a boy in Bangor, marm, as can match him, because as how, marm, he is so well hedicated."

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