CATTLE MARKETS, AND FAIRS. BIRMINGHAM. March 2. — Fair supply of cattle and sheep, with good trade; a mode%te supply of pigs. Quotations:—Beef, 4^d to 6+1:1 'per pound mutton, 6d to 8d per lb. Bacon pigs, 896dtto Oil Od per score; porkers, 8s 6d to 9s Od and sows, 5s 9d to es. per score. BIRKENHEAD, Agricultural Produce. —March 2 -flav, oid, k3 liis to 24 Os Od per ton ditto, clover, t4 Os to £ l 10s 0d; straw oat, £ 3 0s Od to £ 3 5s turnip, IBs to 20.s per ton. LONDON. Hay and Straw. March 2. Good supplies, and trade dull at the following prices:— Good to prime bay, 60s to 883 Od; inferior to fair, 408 to 55=; good to piime clover, 70s to 96s Od; inferior to fair ditto, 45B to 65s.: mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85s 9d.; straw, 20s to 38s per load. LIVERPOOL— £ <. John's Market-.—Match 3.—Beef; 5id to 9d per lb; mutton, 6d to 9d; veal, 7d to 9d,; fresh butter. la 3d to Is 4d per pcund; salt, 12d to 14d per U).; eggs, 7s 4d per 120; potatoes, 6d to Sd per peek. S4LFORD. M -uch 2. -TFiere was a decrease of about 250 in the number of cattie brought to market te-dav.. There was a fa'r demand, at late rates. The supply of sheep was about 1,000 mere than last week, Net- withstanding this "there was a good demand, and sellers obtained another advance in prices. Quotations: Cattle, 5d to 6d per lb: sheep, 6-Jd to 9d per lb. calves, 6 i to 7Jd per lb. WREXHAM, March 1. — Larger supply of cattle. Good beef made fully f,d per lb.; good wethers about 7d to 8d and pigs frrm 6s 6d to 8s 5d per score. Bulls up to ;CIS fid; bsrreos, Pll 10s; stirks, 28 17s 6d.; and dairy cows, £ 1815a. DUBLIN, March 4—Prime heifer and ox beef, 54s Od t *> 57s i>ij; ditto, second, 47s 0d to 53s 6d per cwt; inferior, 4'2s fid to 46" 3d per cwtf; prime wether mut- ton, 8d to Sid vF-t lu; ewe, 7d to 8d: choice veal, 91 to ill(I per pouuJ. LONDON, 'Mar'-h 4. The cattla trade has been quiet. The snppiy of beasts was rather larger than ou Thursday last, but it consisted chiefly of fat bulls and rough co-v*. wt.ich met with a slow trade at former prices. There was a JanBr snpply of sheep, but lambs were she*. Sheep slow sale, at Monday's price?, Lambs wer« steady ost. Downs, 7s 21 to 7s 4d per 81b. Calves sold slowly at late prices. Pigs dull; top, 3s 3d per 81b. Quotations as follows :—Beef—coarse, 2s 4d to to 3a Oil ¡WI' 8 lb secondary, 3s Od to 48 Od prime large oxen, 48 Od to 4" 2d ditto Scots, &c 43 2d to 4s 4d co&rs.) and inferior sheep, 4s Od to 4s 6d secoi d quality d'tto, 4s. fid to 5a 4<1. Supply :—English— Beasts, 75;" sheep, 1.290: calves, 30; pigs, 60; and milch cows, 5. Beasts, 72) ;1- sheep, 1.290: calves, 30; pigs, 60; and milch cows, 5. The river Thame? is still subsiding, and most, of the roads in Windsor are now passable.
SAINT-WORSHIP. WALES in the past, was a land teeming with saints. Indeed, if we believe the old chro- nicies, there were in existence at one time rather more saints than sinners. The pity of it was, that the saints of those days were not discovered until many years after 4iair departure. Totbeircontemporaries they were simply faddists and agitators; ireu who lived in the world, and yet were not of it. In reality, the world was not worthy of them. Posterity has done them justice, and possibly more than justice, but as far as the human mind can see. a little recogni- tion of their merits and the purity of their ¡ aims during their lifetime, would have been preferable, not only to themselves and their contemporaries, but also to their me- mories in days that were to come. But however much those old heroes were neglected during their lives, they are wor- shipped after their death in a way that is apt to nauseate a zealous Protestant. It is true that they have not yet been elevated quite into gods, but they have been endowed with qualities, which the 'saints' themselves never dreamt that they possessed. These remarks are applicable to the titular saints of the four British nations—Welsh, Irish, English, and Scotch, as well as to many if not most of the 'saints' canonised centu- ries after their death by the Church of Rome. St. David is more or less of a myth, and so are St. George, St. Patrick, and St. Andrew. Now, however, gallons of wine are consumed to their honour, and every unfortunate chairman of a public dinner has to ransack his brain for something to say about them. 0 We, as Welshmen, are more concerned with St. David, of whom a great deal is heard on or about the first of March in each yair. and very little at any other period. However little we know of St. David, we make long speeches about him, all the details of which are generally sum- med up in the words that he was a good man.' But every good man in the true sense of the word is a saint, although we cannot go so far as to state that every saint' is or was a good man. Out of the mythology of St. David, there has, however, been built up a temple of nationality-, to which we do not in any way object.. St. David is placed on & pedestal, and there a halo of Welsh sentiment encircles his bead, making it next to impossible for any loyal Welshman to re- fuse to bend the knee in adoration. This is not prohibited worship, it is an outlet for the Welsh soul, which is often placed far away from its own beloved land. It has often been asked why it is that the Festival of St, David is honoured with more unanimity out of Wales than it is at home. We find that there is more enthusiasm about St. David an i his day' in English and other I foreign' towns than in Wales itself. It affords an occasion for all classes and all creeds, who love their mother country, to meet together and to indulge in that senti- tifnent of nationality which is free from selfish ness, and above political consideration. A I Welsh Chiirel)r-rian iii one of our con- temporaries emphasises this difference of feeling in England and Wales and lays the blame on the right shoulders :— 'The continued popularity of the St. David's Eve service at St. Paul's Cathedral is a scathing comment on the policy that has so long controlled the administration of the Welsh Church. The Deans and Chap- ters of the Welsh Cathedrals draw thou- sands upan thousands in the main from Welsh national property. In their official capacity they shut their doors against the language of the nation, whom they exist to serve. The canon law of the undivided Church does not forbid vernacular Welsh sermons the twenty-fourth article of the Church of England declares that' it is a thing plainly repugnant to the word of God and the custom of the primitive Church to have public prayer in the church or to minister the Sacraments in a tongue not understanded of the people,' while the ordi- nary courts of England have alike in the days of Queen Elizabeth and George III. condemned English services in Welsh speak- ingparishes as an infringement of thecornmon law rights of Her Majesty's subjects. Yet, in spite of all this the Welsh cathedrals, existing, as a Weish Dean has said, to give a high model of religious service to their several dioceses, choose in spite of all warn- ings to remain what Norman swords made them—the last strongholds of a religious system repugnant to Welsh sentiment. Our cathedrals,' wrote the Welsh Princes to the Pope in 1200, which should be glorious and noble, are ruined by this sub- jection to England and Canterbury and this, after seven hundred years, remains un- redressed. If Welsh Deans and Chapters were willing to be but as good Welsh patriots as the Dean and Chapter o" St. Paul's, Lon- don, if they in their official capacity were willing but to make one day in the year— and that the. day of the Welsh national saint, from whom their proudest cathedral takes its n,tme -p. time when the national language of a religious people might resound from their pulpits, when the grandest hymns in Christendom might re-echo through their ancient aisles, they would do more, as the success of the St. Paul's experiment proves, to bring back Welsh Nonconformity to the Church than by a century devoted to the working out of the problems of the statis- tical theology of the St. Asaph school. One sees evidence occasionally tuat some con- ception of this truth is dawning on the more II educated members of the Welsh clerical body. If power or fraud could have ex- tinguished a race and a language, Welsh nationalism would long since have passed away. Deserted by its nobles, betrayed by its Church, Welsh nationalism resting in the hearts of the Welsh people, threatens to survive the one and to defeat the other. English Churchmen and Welsh Churchmen I in England are beginning to grasp this truth, and well will it be for the higher digni- J taries of the Church in Wales when they begin to do the same.' Another clergyman—the Rev. Mr. Prit- chard, vicar of Phoslianerchrugog-preach ing last Sunday, gave a true description of the attitude of the Church towards Welsh national movements. In reviewing the Church in the past, he pointed out its deS- I ciencies and the causes which had led a arge number of the Welsh people to leave the fold. He urged that the Church should aim at winning the sympathy and love of j the Weish nation, and this she could best do by respecting Welsh national, movements and throwing herself into all the great ques- tions which concerned the prosperity of the Welsh race, If she did this, a Church so venerable in years, so jinked with national history, could not fail to command the es- teem and veneration of the Welsh people as one that ''loveth our nation.' J. We hope that the traditions of the past interwoven as they are with the facts of the present, and the aspirations of the future, will cause the Church in Wales to recognise its true position, and resolve to work in its proper sphere. Any movements that are for the benefit of the Welsh nation we heartily commend irrespective of the party or creed that inaugurates them. There is plenty of room for work in which we can be all united, and the Church of England may yet do a vast amount of good work in Wales, although it can not be for long what it has never deserved to be—the Established Church of the nation.
THE CRETAN CRISIS. THE Cretan question continues to be one of paramount interest, and no one can forsee what will be the outcome of it. In all pro- bability, it will have far-reaching conse- quences, and it is not impossible that the state of many nations are involved in it. Lord Salisbury in the House of Lords, and Mr. Curzon and others in the House of Commons on Thursday, explained the policy of the British Government, and the attitude of the other European Powers. According to this explanation, it is proposed to give to Crete a measure of Home Rule, but it would be Home Rule qualified by a Turkish suzerainty. But let us see what kind of autonomy Crete is going to have. It will have, according to Lord Salisbury, a kind of self-government with Turkish soldiers doing police duty Most of us know by this time, what sort of 'peace' Turkish office's keep, especially in Armenia, Crete, and other out-lying portions of the Turkish empire. So well is this understood, that even the Concert of Europe'is in harmony about it, and it is proposed to keep the Turkish soldiers side by side with those of the European occupation to prevent the massacre of Christian Cretans by them So Turks are first put to watch Christians, and then Christians put to watch Turks. An admirable arrangement truly To show how un-British is the present policy of the Government, it is necessary to recapitulate shortly the facts of the Cretan insurrection. The island had for a long time been under Turkish mis-rule, so much so that the attention of the Sultan had been called bv the Powers time after time to the need of reforms. These he tardily promised and never performed. All kinds of dolays were invented to prevent the accomplish- ment of any real measure of reform. At last affairs reached such a point that the Cretans, although fairly long-suffering, rose en masse against their oppressors, and by the help of Greece, succeeded practically in clearing the island of its Turkish despots, Greece came on the field as a friend of free- dom, and without any hope of gain or re- ward. But the Cretans ware naturally thankful to their deliverers, and voluntarily offered to join their kingdom. Then up jumps the demon of international jealousy. The Powers who for many a long year, took no steps beyond a non-effective protest, to protect the Cretans from the horrible barbarism of the Turks, at once wake up and even use force of arms to prevent the successful defence of their rights by the Cretans themselves. They are not allowed to be a kingdom by themselves. They must remain Turkish subjects in spite of all their heroism and all their efforts. In this i-e. trogade and tyrannical policy, we are sorry to see Great Britain acquiscing. It is not Crete and Greece only we feel for in connection with this matter. The very serious position this country is dragged into by her adhesion to the European Concert is to us more important than all. The present European policy, with which Lord Salisbury agrees, or pretends to agree, is most threa- tening to all movements towards reform. We can well understand that the Czar of Russia ard the Germa.n and Austrian em perors cannot tolerate any movement for emancipation But is Great Britain the boasted land of the free' to forget all her traditions, and abjure all her national creeds? Rather than that we should prefer to see this country resuming her liberty of action be the consequences what they may. If Lord Salisbury did not agree with the European policy he explained, he went through the explanation without any indi- cation of disgust. In spite of all they have done, and the success that has crowiel their afforts, Crete must put up with only a slight and gentle amelioration of her condition. This is the way the Powers treat Crete after the free band thay have given to the Sultan and his minions The Turks murdered, massacred, and ravished without a gun being fired to protest or toprotect; but when a spirited nation bests the oppressor, the navy of the combined powers is used to check the conquerors! Then again, says Lord Salisbury, there is no feeling I havex found more strong- ly among the Powers with whom I have been in communication than that if the enterprise of Greece, which they stigmatise as illegal—and they use still stronger lan- guage than that-is to be allowed to result in the attaining of great territorial advan- tage to the Greek Government, the example will spread, the signal will be given, and the fire of civil war will be lit where there is peace now and we believe that if the fire of civil war is lit upon the continent of Europe and in the Turkish Empire, it will not be civil war alone with which we shall have to dea1.' So Greece has set a bad plexame By defending the oppressed, she has deserved a whipping herself, and she must not be allowed to have any' territorial advantage to herself. That Lord Salis- bury should object to the territorial, aqui- sition, seems odd considering scareely a year passes but that some country or other, often larger than Crate, is added to the British dominions. The I peace at any pries' party have always been sneered and jeered at. But was there aver such a 'peace at any price' policy as the above ? So as to preclude the possi- bility of civil war in Turkey, and war be- tween nations elsewhere, ail questions of right and wrong must be abandoned. Ty- ranny must be left severely alone, and the oppressor and the wicked must continue to flourish. Is Great Britain content wit.h peace at this priced Time will show. We do not know if Lord Salisbury expres sed his own opinions on Thursday, and Tuesday last, or if he merely acted as spokesman for the Powers, If the latter, it is high time that Great Britain should re- consider her position; if the former, it is high time to have a change of Government.
— SLINGS AND ARROWS. JBY A YEOMAN OF THE GUARD]. .r' The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as it is now universally called, is about to be made the occasion of special efforts on behalf of I several good movements. I pee that. the gentlemen interested in the Denbigh In- firmary intend to make a determined effort to better the financial condition of their institution during this year. That the In firmary deserves all possible support, I am quite willing to admit, but it cannot be said that it is the only institution that calls' for special efforts during the present year. Personally, I believe that Alderman T. J. Williams struck the right chord when he reminded the meeting of another deserving object, viz., the Intermediate Schosl, It is a very good thing to prepare for sickness and accidents, but it is still better to devise means for properly equipping the youth of the neighbourhood for the battle of life. As Mr. Williams said. more money would undoubtedly come in if the two schemes could be amalgamated. In tha country districts especially, there is more interest taken in the Intermediate School than there is in the Infirmary, And it would certainly be for the benefit of the latter institution if it was coupled in any subscription list that might be opened with the former. At a meeting of supporters and managers of the Infirmary, it was but natural that the claims of that institution should over-shadow all other claims but as gentlemen who have the real welfare of the Infirmary at heart, those that attended that committee might with advantage consider whether they would not materially benefit their own popular project, by amalgamating it with one that is possibly still more po- pular. 9 » it The English Church at Denbigh is still without a choir, but it possesses a Rector and an Organist. Last Sunday, choirless music was the order of the day, and un- doubtedly there was very good singing. Possibly, however, the excellence of the singing was due to the presence of the mem- bers of the late choir here and there amongst the congregation, who sang out just to prove that they did not lose their voices when they lost their surplices. I shall be interes- ted to know, how the Rector is going to replace the dismissed members. I do not think he can find their equal within the fold of his cwn church, and there is not much hope of a turncoat Nonconformist choir coming to the rescue. Will the Rector be content to do without what was before considered essential] Or will he occupy the stool of repentance himself,-t,ho locus perdteniice of the Bishop of St. Asaph and ask the old members to return 1 Or will the old members long so much for their old positions, that they will apologise and ask for the Rector's forgiveness 1 There may be other ways in which the difficulty might be obviated, but I confess that I see none. !II 11' f> I ceitainly see a good deal of similarity between this strike and the Bethesda strike—between the Rector and Lord Pen- rbyn, and between the choir and the quarry. men. The difficulty in both cases is alleged to be due to the conduct of some officials, both choir and quarry men combine and hold meetings. Both also approach their employer arid paymaster—the amount of pay, possibly, will not bear comparison— and both the Rector and Lord Penrbyn suspend the ringleaders. Both threaten a strike at a future date, aud both get locked out for their pains. The duration of both strikes seem indefinite, and it is not impossible that both set of strikers will hold concerts. There is one vast difference, how- ever. It is much easier to do without church music than without slates.
CROWN LAND IN NORTH WALES. As the result of negotiations carried on last week the authorities of the Woods and Forests by Messrs. Lloyd-George, M.P., Herbert Roberts, M.F., and Mr. Jones, M.P., the Department on Saturday intimated its readiness to let on a long working" lease and on favourable terms a large slate quarry on Crown land in Carnarvonshire. This quarry, situated at Bettws Gannon, in close proxi- mity to Snowdon-, has been disused for the past ten or twelve years. The quarry is known to contain roofing slates of excellent quality, and a strong syndicate has been formed to take up the grant from the Crown, and to work the quarry forthwith. The quarry is let by the Crown at a reasonable rental, which will ultimately merge into a fixed royalty. Had the Penrhyn quarries, which once formed a part of the Crown pro- perty in this district, been on the same terms it is estimated, the Crown would now be re ceiving therefrom ou annual royalty of from kl,5,000 to X,20,000,
Aerated waters are exported from Belfast in immense quantities to almost every country in the world. An old bell-ringer at Fressingfieh! has just the world. An old bell-ringer at Fressingfieh! has just received from the Queen a portrait of herself for having rung the bells on every anniversary of her birth since she ascended the throne. A despatch from Moscow published by the Lokalanzeiger (Berlin) states that Dr. Steintiz, the famous chess player, is suffering from ser- j i< ns mental disorder, and has been placed under observation in the Worosoft" private I hospital.
DENBIGH. -r- Measles.—A large number of children in I the town are suffering under the measles, but we believe that the epidemic is not of a malignant nature. Capel Mawr Literary Society-At the meeting of the above society on Thursday night, Mr. W. O. Jones, Love Lane Board School, read an interesting paper on 'Welsh Folk lore.' The Rev. Evan Jones presided. The new Sheriff—TJ on his appointment as sheriff of the County of Denbigh, Thomas Williams, Esq., of Llewesog, near this town has appointed Mr. J. Parry Jones, Town Clerk, under-sheriff for the year. We do not believe that there is any gentleman better qualified for the important office of under- sheriff than Mr. Parry Jones, and we con- gratulate the High Sheriff, upon securing such an efficient and valuable assistance 11w Baptists Literary Society.—At the weekly meeting of the above held last Tues- day evening a debate took place, the subject being, Do we as a nation deteriorate or improve- One side was championed by Mr. Bevis B. Roberts, and the other by Mr. R. li. Jones (Rhydyddori). The other speakers included Messrs. J. T. Hughes John Wil- liams, Morris Owen, Edward Hughes (Chapel Street), Robert Jones (Trebor Aled), and Peter Jones. The Rev. B. Will".a us presi- ded. Musical Successes.As will be seen in our St. Asaph news, a choir from this town, under the leadership of Mr, Edward Jones, Abram's Lane, was awarded the chief choral competition prize at the St. Asaph Eisteddvod last Monday, the trophy being secured in the face of three other excellent choirs. The prize was X.5 5s., and a silver crovvn for the conductor. At the same eis- teddvod, Mr. R. G. Jones of this town was the best baritone soloist out of several com- petitors. Examination Success.—Miss E. A. G. Ed- wards, daughter of Mr. S. Edwards, M.A., Head Master of the Denbigh County School, has again been successful in taking a high place in the class lists of the Cambridge Local Examination just published. She is placed, in the Senior Honours Division (Class II.), and also on the list of students who did well enough in Latin and Mathe- matics to be excused certain parts of the previous examination if they wish to enter Girton or Newnham College. Assaulting the Police.—On Monday, before Mr. E. T. Jones (in the chair) Mr. R. C. B. Clough, and Dr. J. Lloyd Roberts, William Hughes, alias 'Breriiii' was brought up in custody, charged with being drunk and dis- orderly in Henllan Street on the previous Saturday night, and assaulting P.C. Salus- bury in the execution of his duty. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month imprisonment, without option of a fine, for being drunk and disorderly, and to two months for assaulting the police. Sunday School meeting at Green Chapel.- Last Sunday, a Sunday School meeting was held at Green Independent chapel, under the presidency of the Rev. Bennett Jones, Nantglyn. In the morning, the children were catechised by Mr. W. Foulkes, Green, and addresses were given by several of the delegates. Portions of the Iscripture were also recited. In the afternoon a paper was read by Mr. John Roberts, St. Asaph, on Sunday School work, and the adults were catechised by Mr. William Roberts, Beacon's Hill, from John ii. The Rev. Bennett Jones preached in the evening. 1 Promotion.—We understand that Mr. Ri-I chard Morris, 8011 of Mr. Isaac Morris, boot maker, Swine Market, has been appointed Chief Clerk to the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Shrewsbury. The district comprises parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. The appointment has been sanctioned by the Board of Trade. We most heartily con- ¡ gratulate Mr. Morris, on his appointment in which, we do not for a moment doubt, he will do well. He has filled several very im- portant offices since he left Denbigh, and every step he takes is a step higher. Sudden deatlt.-Eay ly last Sunday morn- ing, Mrs. Bassett, wife of Mr. R. Bassett, tailor, Back Row, died very suddenly. The deceased had been in bad health for a long time, but was to goibout, and had been out on Saturday night. About three o'clock on Sunday morning, Mr. Basset noticed that deceased bad difficulty in breathing, and at once procured medical assistance, but before Dr. Lloyd arrived, Mrs. Bassett was dead. As deceased had been under medical treat- ment, no inquest was necessary. Mrs. Bas- set was a highly respected woman, and leaves a husband and a number of grown-up children to deplore the loss of a good wife and an affectionate mother. Sale of the Croil)-n, Il-otel.-On Tuesday, this well-known Hotel was sold to Mr. Robert Hughes, the present tenant, by private treaty. It will be remembered^ that it was withdrawn at the public auction held the previous week, the highest bid being one of £ 3,200 by Mr. Roberts, auctioneer, Corwen. We are given to understand that a large number of farmers, &c.t were to meet in the town on Wednesday, at which meeting it it was hoped to agree upon the purchase of the property with a view of converting it into a temperance hotel. When it became known that Mr. Hughes had secured the premises, some very influential farmers openly expressed their disappointment at having lost the property. Messrs. Clough and Co.'s Auction Sales.- Last Thursday, Messrs. Clough and Co.. acting on the instructions of Mr. Howatson; agent for Mrs. York-beld a sale at Plas-yn- Cornel, Llansannam In spite of the wea- ther, which was boisterous, rain and hail which was falling all day, and a high wind blowing, the sale was very satisfactory both as regards attendance and prices. Beef ruled very high, and fair prices were ob- tained for mutton store stock sold at an advance on the prices of the last fair. The implements werej disposed of for fair prices. The prices were more satisfactory, when it is considered, that this was a cash sale. Amongst the forthcoming sales by this well known firm we may mention Cefn Main (where there are 50 heads of cattle), Ddwy Accar, and a highly important sale of freehold farms in April or May. To-day (Friday) they hold a sale at Plas Siors. University of Cambridge Local Examination. -The class 'lists giving the results of the Senior and Junior Cambridge Local Exa- mination held in December were issued on Saturday last. The total number of candi- dates (exclusive of 666 who sat in the Colo- nies) was 9,822 a.nd of these 6,872 or about 70 per cent, were successful. Five candi- dates (all Juniors) were sent in from the Denbigh County school, and four of them I were successful, namely-John Newton Da vies, Berwynfa, Denbigh Arthur Hedley Evans, Belmont, Denbigh, Cecil R. Lurring, Dublin, and John Daniel Sayle, Post Office Lane, Denbigh.—From the Wellingborough j Grammar School, Northampton, among the successful candidates we are pleased to see
BIRTHS. I JOSES—February 20th, the wife of Mr. Robert Samuel Jones, Princess Street, Llangollen, of a sen. JONES-Februarv 19th, at Maelgwyn, Cohvya Bay, the wife of Mr. J. R. Jonep., solicitor, of a daughter. JONES—March 3rd, the wife of Mr. David Jones, Faenol, Lhôbrynmair, of a son-first-born. WALTHO—Fcb'Visiry 20th. the wife of Mr. T. A. Waltho, West*oarne Terrace, Llan^o of a daughter. 1\1 A It H I AGE S. EDWARDS—DA visa—Feb. 27th, at Ehenezer chapel, Lianawchllyn, by the Hev. D. Roberts, Mr. Edward Edwards, Blat.nlliw haf, to Miss Martha Davics, Cae Llwyd. EDWARDS-1-HUGHES—February 2oth, at the C. M. chapel. Clawdduewydd, by the ltev. Thomas OweD; the minister, Mr. Wdliaru Edwards, Brynafon Isaf, Llanrhaiadr-in- Mocbnant, to Miss Catherine D. Hughes, Sarnau, Olawddnewydd. E TEN SON—PIEKOB—Feb. 27th, at Rehoboth chafel, Llangollen, by tba Rev. Henry Rees sua Mr. James Clarke (registrar), Mr. T. R. Evenson, to Miss M. J. Pierce, 2, Cambrian Terrace, Llangollen. PRITCHAED— RICHARDS— February 24th, at the C. M. chapel, bv tM Rev. John Thomas pastor, and J. Lewis (3"), Ceh, Mawr, Mr. E. T. Pritchard, son of Mr. R. Pritcbard, Feathers Shop, Cefn Mawr, to Annie, daughter of l'h. George Ricbaids, Fron View, Trevor, D BATHS. BASSETT —February 28th, very suddenly, Ruth, the beloved wife of Ir. Robert Bassett, tailor, back Row, Denbigh, aged 64 years. She le&ves a husband, two tons, and two daughters, to mourn her loss. The interrment took place at Groes chapel graveyard on the following Tuesday. Messrs. D. H. Davies and Boaz Jones (W.), officiated by the house, and the Rev, Robert Griffiths (M.), at the graveyard. CONNAH-February 27th, at The Square, Buckley, Christopher, infant son of Mr. Charles Connah, aged 2 months,, EDWARDS—February 20th, Mrs. Kitty Edwards, the beloved wife of Mr. Hugh Edwards, Ty Draw, Llai, drillo, aged 78 years. EDWARDS—February 23th, Hugh, infant son of Mr. I John Edwards, gamekeeper, Wemtower, Glyntraiaa, aged 5. EDWAPDI,i-I,larc,h 2nd, at Elwy House, St. Asa.ph, Mr. Richard Edwards, aged 54 years. EVANS—February 23rd, Mr. Evan Evans, Maesypwll, Llwyncelyn, near Aberacron, aged 75 years. EVANS—February 28th, at School Terrace, Llangynog, Mfs. Jane Evans, wife of Mr. Evan Evans, aged 60 years. GRIFFITHS—February 28th, at Hope Yiew, Buckley, Ernes*, infant son of Mr. Walter Griffiths, eged 1 month. HUGHES-February 26th, John Richard, infant son of Mr. Edward Hughes, shoemaker, Cerygyllan, Llan- gollen, aged 1 month. HUGHES— February 27tb, at Bistre College, Buckley, Constance, infant daughter of Mr. Fred. Hughes, aged 4 months. JACKS—March 2nd, Robert, son of Mr. Charles Jacks, Glan Aber, Tregeiriog, aged 8 years. JONES—Lately, after a severe illness, at Treeastell, Dyserth, Mr. David Jones, aged 62 years. JONES—February 18th, Mr. Rees Jones, 3, Picioti Terrace, Ceinewydd, aged 68 years. JONEs-February 21st, Charles Edward, infant sen of the Rev. Idwai and Mrs. Jones, Baptist minister, Uaseify, aged 4 months. JONES—February 2Stb, Oadwaladr, the beloved child of AIr Oadwaladr Jcnes, Moelygarnedd, Bala, aged 3 months!. JO-SES--March 3rd, at 3, Rose HiU Street, Conway, Mr. William Jones, bookbinder, father of Messrs. R. E. Jones and Brothers, printers and publishers. LLOTD—February 22nd, at 17, Railway Terrace, Hoole Lane. Chester, in her 32nd year, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. Edward G. Lloyd, driver on the London & North Western Railway (son of Mr. Edward Lloyd, blacksmith, Chapel Place, Denbigh). She was interred on the following Friday at Whit- church graveyard, Denbigh. The deceased was a native of Ruthin. She leaves a husband, three youeg children, and a large number of relatives, LLOYD-FLETCHER — March 1st, Miss C. E. Lloyd. Fletaiier, Nerqais Hail, Mold, aged 70 years. PETERS—March 3rd, Miss Ellen Peters, Tj nant, Tal. y-bout, Bala, aged 28 years. ROBERTS—March'lst, at Holywell, Maria, wife i Mr. Robert Roberta. THOMAS—February 24th, Miss Jane Thomas, Bryn-yr- aur, Llandderfel, aged 23 years. IVALDir-g-Febri-iary 25th, Robin, the dear baby of Mr. Albert and Mrs. Mary Walder, 43, Thurlow Hill, West. Dulwieh, London, E. C., aged 4 months. WILKINSON—February 27th, at Daisy Hill, Buckley Louie, infant daughter of Mr. Joseph Wilkinson aged 5 months. WILLIAMS—Feb. 22nd, yn Nantyrhenglawdd, Llan- gynog, Mrs. Catherine Williams, widow of the late Mr. Hugh Williams, aged 67 years. WILLIANIS-Fehr,arv 26th, Anne, the beloved wife of Mr. William Williams (the Quarry), Beacon's Hill, Denbigh, aged 62 years. She was interred at, Whit church graveyard, on the following Tuesday. -7' __r"
WELSH MARKETS. DENBIGH. March 3.—Quotations were as fol-iow-- Fresh butter, from 141 to 16d per 10: small tubs, 14d to —d per pound; large tubs, IlAd to —d. Beef, 61 to 9d mutton, nd:to 8M lamb, Od to Od veal, 7d to leggs, 20 for a Is. Ducks, Oa Od per couple Fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple. Oatmeal, 2a per pound; wheat, 7s. to 7s. 6d,; barley, 7s. to 78. 6d. LLANGEFNI, February 25.—Oats, from 14s Od to 16s' per quarter; potatoes, from 2s 3d to 2s 6d per cwt; butter, lod to —d per lb wool, 7d to 8d per pound; fowls, 3s Od to 4s Od per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 5a 6d per couple. Young pigs, 14s Od to 18s Od each fat pigs, 3d per It). Eggs, 16 to 18 for a Is. LLANRWST, February 23,—Barley, 8s to 9s Od per 147 pounds oats, 6 Od to 7s Od per 105 pounds oatmeal, -s to s per 252 pounds; fresh butter, Is 6d. to Os Od per pound. Fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple. Eggs, 16 for a Is Ducks, 5s. to 5s. 6d.
For the first class PHOTOGRAPHS, go D. & II A, HUGHES, Photographers, Mold. Clubs, Par- ies, Schools, &c., by appointment. Mederate barges,
CONCERT AT THE DRILL HALL, On Friday evening last, a concert was held at the Drill Hall, in aid of the funds of the Henllan Street (C.M).—or as it is sometimes called—Seion chapel. The artistes were Miss Ceinwen' Jones,, R.A.M., the well-known contralto; Miss Lizzie Williams (Llinos Aled), soprano; Mr. Evan Jones, A.C., Festiniog, baritone; the Caledfryn Male Voice Choir, conducted by Mr. Robert Jones, and NIt. Alee Bellamy, ac companist. There had assembled a very numerous audience, over which Aid. T. J, Williams presided, who, during the con- cert, explained in a lucid and suitable man- ner, the object of the concert. Miss Ceinwen Jon-: s' visit to Denbigh was the second one that she has paid, her first appearance having been made on Christmas Day at Capel Mawr. She has constituted herself a decided favourite. She has a rich and mellow contralto voice, of unusual com- pass and her training has been evidently of the best. 0 Miss Lizzie Williams has a pleasing so- prano voice, which, with training, could be developed into a very useful one. Miss Williams comes from the neighbourhood of Llansannan, but any one not acquainted with that fact would be apt to believe that she is a South Walian. Might we sug- gest that she should pronounce her Welsh words, as she does in ordinary talking. Mr. Evan Jones has a fair voice, but it is very unequal, and in several of his notes he sang out of tune. lie is a high baritone, with a tendency to unduly display his top notes, the more useful notes in his register suffer- ing in consequence. The Male Voice Choir sang exceedingly well, and were, musically, possibly the best treat of the evening. Mr. Alec Bellamy is now the recognised accompanist of the town, and in addition to accompaying the different songs, he contri- buted a pianoforte solo in capital style. Miss Lizzie Williams. was accompanied by her brother. The programme was as follows :— PART I. Pianoforte solo, Mr. Alec Bellamy. > Song,' Y Dyddiau Gynt,' Miss Williams. Song, Llewelyn etto'n fyw (encored), Mr. Evan Jones. Song, Judith's Prayer (encored), Miss Ceinwen Jones. Serenade, Nyni yw'r Meibion cerddgar/ Male Voice Choir. Song,' Y permill adroddai fy Nbad '(encored), Mr. Evan Jones. Song, The Wanderer,' Miss Ceinwen Jones. Pabt II. Part Song, 1 Martyrs of ihe Arona,' Male Voice Choir. Song, Canwyll fy UygaiJ wyt ti' (encored). Miss Song, 1 Pa le'r aeth yr Amen' (encored), Miss Cein wen Jones. Song, Angel's ever bright and fair (encored), Miss Williams. Song, 'Lead, kindly light,' Mr. Evan Jones. Song,'Guiding Light,' Miss Ceinwen Jones. Finale, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.'
DINNER AT THE CROWN HOTEL, St. David's anniversary was celebrated at the Crown Hotel on Monday evening by a large and on the whole enthusiastic gather- ing. An excellent dinner was -admirably served by Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, the genial host and hostess, who personally superin- tended the arrangements. The.catering left nothing to be desired, the menu being as follows Kidney Soup. Fish- Codfish, a,nd Oyster Sanyo, Fried Soles. Joints-- Roast Lamb, Roasfc Beef. _1vlx; Turkey. Boiled Fowl and Harfe. Sweets- Gingerbread, Pudding, Fruit Tarts, Mince Pies, Damson Pastry, Jellies and Cream. Cheese and Celery. Desert. Mr. Wynne Edwards presided, the vice- chair being occupied by Mr. David Jones, Gwynfa. The first toast, that of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Royal Family,' was given by the president, who urged the people of Denbigh to be present at the Mayor's meeting next Monday evening, to consider the best way of commemorating the 60th. year of Her Majesty's reign, The vice-president gave >-• 1. Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces,' and ?pled with the toast the names of Sergeant Major David Williams of the Hussars, and Sergt, Helsby of the Volunteers. Mr. John Edgar having sung the well- known song, Red, v/hite, and blue in his best style, Sergt. Major Williams and Sergt. Helsby suitably responded, the former urging his fellow countrymen to join the defending forces of the kingdom, whilst the latter said the greatest difficulty the Den- bigh Volunteers had was, to prevent men from joining the company (laughter). Mr. Gibbs, Inland Revenue officer, who is a general favourite, then enlivened the pro- ceedings with a, capital, rendering of the- song Father O'Flyi). The President, in proposing the toast of the evening—' St. David,' said he did not know much about the saint; in fact, nobody seemed to know much about him further than that he lived in the 5th or 6th century, that he was a, good man, and that he was- the father of Welsh nationality (hear,, hear). They all knew that the vocation in life which he followed was that of a clergy- man, but of what church was a point to be argued outside of that room. This much, however, he might, say, that he was the head of a united church in Wales—(applause)— all sects were gathered together in that age; and possibly there was no one present in that, room that did not wish some other St. David might not rise again to be head of one church in Wales (hear, hear). At any rate, he hoped the day would come when Wales would be as united in the matter of religion, as it was in the matter of nationality (hear, hear). There were only one or two in that, room—in addition to two or three foreigners Cloud laughter) — that were not proud of being Welshmen. He had in his possession a pedigree which carried him back to the time when Britons reigned supreme in this country. He was proud of that pedigree, and he was proud of being a Briton (cheers). Wherever they would be, he hoped that they would always feel proud of being Welshmen (hear, hear). The president then dwelt upon the characteristics of the Welsh nation and referred to the lace Mr. Robert Green, of London, as a good specimen of the true and loyal Welshman. Denbigh boys, he was glad to say, were doing well in England,
the -a". 38 of O. M. Conran, son of Major Com a, and D. C. Humphreys Roberts, son of r. R, Humphreys Roberts, solicitor of this tOrI n. The class lists of the New Pre- liminary Examination at which about 5,000 candidates sat, were published a fortnight ago.