MTOWYN, MERIONETH. R O. DANIEL has received instructions from the Assignees of Mr Evan Roberts, Builder, £ o .vyn, to Sell by Auction, on Wednesday, the 8;h day of PMember, 1869, at the White Hall, Towyn, THREE Newly-built Leasehold DWELLING HOUSES, being if0- 5, College-terrace, and Nos. 68 and 69, High-street, Owyn. Q For further particulars, apply to Wm. GRIFFITH, Esq., Solicitor, Dolgelley, or to the Auctioneer, Towyn. Sale to commence at Two o'clock. TOWYN, MERIONETH. To be Sold by Auction, by R O. DANIEL, on Wednesday, the 8th dayof December, 1869, at the White Hall, Towyn, Four good-sized and well-built new DWELLING HOUSES, \Vith Land attached, in High-street, Towyn. Full particulars on application to the Auctioneer, Towyn. Sale to commence at Three o'clock. CAMBRIAN & L. & N. W. RAILWAYS. Birmingham Cattle and Poultry Show, 1869, at Bingley Ball, Broad-street; and the National Exhibition of Sporting and other Dogs, at the Curzon Exhibition Hall, CHEAP EXCURSION BOOKINGS to BIR- e MINGHAM, on Tuesday, November 30th, 1869, returning from the New-street Station, Birmingham, on Wednesday, December 1st, or Thursday, December 2nd, by the 11 30 a.m. Train. Passengers will be booked from the undermentioned Stations, viz FARES FOR THE DOUBLE JOURNEY. From Hour of Dept. a.m. CI. Cars. 1st Class. ^berystwyth 8 0~\ Street 8 13 • Jdanfihangel 8 18 gorth. 8 24 8 29 .SJlandovey 8 47 10s. 20s. Pwllheli 6 20 jjortmadoc 6 51 jjenmaenpool 7 20 Dolgelley 7 15 Barmouth 7 42 Jtachynlleth 9 51 q 18, Ceiames Road 9 20) Jjlanbrynmair 9 33) Carno 9 53 f 7s. 6d. 15s. Llanidloes 5 o) Caersws 10 10 J™°at Lane Junction 5 25 fel: "«• Montgomery 6 20 Forden 6 25 J IJanfyllin 5 501 Jilanymynecli 6 31 [ 6s. 12s. **our Crosses 6 37) ^[swestry 8 5\ Day Trip. 8 23 4 6d 9s Beett8.ll2n?Pton Rnfl For Return on 2nd Dec. i?BUlsfield 8 38 ca 10, Venn's Bank 8 40 j b3' Children under Twelve years of age, half-price. Tickets Dot transferable. Luggage under 60lbs. free at passengers' risk. The Company cannot in any way be responsible f°r detention on the line; at the same time every exertion Will be made to insure punctuality. Tickets and Small Bills may be obtained at the Stations 1)n the line. Oswestry, Nov. 16th, 1869. BY ORDER. 1869. CHRISTMAS 1870. LITERATURE. NOW READY. FUN ALMANACK, TWOPENCE. JUDY ALMANACK Full of Funny Pictures. H Price One Shilling. ERE WE ARE AGAIN with Stories by W. W. Fenn, W. Larry Meason, Annie Thomas, Besba Stretton, Robert Buchanan, E. Lynn Linton, A. B. Edwards, W. 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A Newspaper which circulates extensively amongst the landowners, farmers, clergy, solicitors, tradesmen, and inhabitants generally of a district stretching from the Eastern Borders of Salop to the West Coast of Wales, and including MONTGOMERYSHIRE, NORTH SHROPSHIRE, MERIONETHSHIRE, SOUTH DENBIGHSHIRE, and parts of CARDIGANSHIRE and FLINTSHIRE, with the following towns:—WELSHPOOL, Llanfair, Montgomery, NEWTOWN, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llanfyllin, OSWESTRY, Shrews- bury, ELLESMERE, Wem, WHITCHURCH, Ruabon, Cefn, Llangollen, Wrexham, Corwen, Bala, Dolgelley, Barmouth, Towyn, Aberdovey, and Aberystwyth. The Paper contains a full and faithful record of events in the district where it circulates, a summary of the news of North Wales, and the general intelligence of the week, agricultural information, markets, &c., and specially devotes itself to the interests of Shropshire and the Principality. ter All communications should be addressed to the Office at Oswestry, where Advertisements are received up to Tuesday night, for publication on Wednesday horning. Aakeur Roberts, WooduU, Hi Vvuuble% Proprietors* i: I WILLIAM OWEN, PROPRIETOR, LATE MANAGER OP TUE BROOK VILLA, LIVERPOOL. AGENT FOR GREAT WESTERN COMPANY, AND TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. BALA LAKE 1. -ki a I 4p -IC., 0 ol BOATS, BILLIARDS* COACHES, CARRIAGES, CABS, AND CARS FOR HERE. GOOD STABLING. FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION FOR FAMILIES, &c. LADIES' COFFEE ROOM. MERIONETH. VRON COLLIERY, NEAR WREXHAM. [MAURICE & LOWE'S] BEST MAIN AND HOUSE COALS AT LOWEST PRICES. APPLY TO M. B. M A U R ICE, MINING ENGINEER, HIGH STREET, BALA, A PROPRIETOR AND SOLE AGENT. ( :) UgMHl8IIT.BIILY ON THE BOX SAFETY THE PUBLIC ARE CAUTIONED AGAINST MORTIMER B. MAURICE, BALA, BEGS to inform his numerous Friends and the Public generally, that he has commenced BUSI- NESS as AUCTIONEER, APPRAISER, & GENERAL AGENT, and solicits a share of public patronage. Monthly Sales of STOCK and Miscellaneous Articles at the WHITE LION ROYAL HOTEL, Bala. DOLGELLEY. ROYAL SHIP FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL AND POSTING HOUSE. MUCH additional convenience has been added to this Establishment, combining Spacious Coffee and Sitting Rooms. Attendance, Is. per day, BILLIARDS. Omnibuses to and from all the Trains. Coaches to all parts of the District. Ponies and Guides at fixed charges. EDWARD-JONES, Proprietor. HUMPHREY'S GLYCEROARNICINE OINTMENT. fFHIS invaluable OINTMENT for all external sores has been in JL general use in all parts of the United Kingdom and the Colonies for several years past, and its healing and soothing properties as a medicament are such that the more it is known the more it is prized by the public of all classes. Thousands of persons have been cared by it who previously had been suffering for years, and also had given up all hope. Though mild it pene- trates the pores, expels all gross tumours from the system, and ultimately removes the latent causes of disease. In all kinds of ulcerous wounds it is without a rival. HUMPHREY'S OINTMENT will be found thoroughly efficacious in the following ailments and complaints, which it will relieve and cure without fail:- Scorbutic and other Ulcers, Sore Legs, Sore Breasts, Scrofulous Tumours, Burns, Scalds, Sore or Scabby Heads, Chilblains, Sprains, Bruises, and all inflamed diseases of the Skin. The daily increasing demand fully proves its wonderful efficacy. No family should be without a box of Humphrey's Ointment. In boxes at Is. lid., 2s. 9d.. and 4s. 6d. each. To be had of HENRY HUMPHREY, Chemist, Portmadoc, and by post for stamps. London—BARCLAY & SONS, MAW & SON, SANGER & SON. Liver- pool—EVANS, SON, & Co. Manchester-J. WooLLEY. TO VISITORS AND OTHERS. BATHS AND PERAMBULATORS FOR HIRE BENJAMIN HUGHES, IRONMONGER, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK, ABERYSTWYTH, Warehouse, adjoining the Corn Market Little Darkgate Street, Aberysttoyth. DEPILATORY. WELLS' DEPILATORY is the only effectual remedy for the immediate and permanent removal of superfluous hair from the face, arms, neck, &c. This preparation effects its purpose almost instantaneously, without pain or injury to the most sensitive skin. Full particulars on receipt of a stamped directed envelope. John Wells, 113, Euston-street, near Hampstead-road, London. N.B.—Hundreds of Testimonials have been received from the nobility and ladies of rank who have tried this marvellous remedy. V. AIt R. MR. SELLIS, DENTIST, TOWYN. FIFTEEN YEARS Surgical and Mechanical Dentist in London, may be consulted at the under- mentioned towns:— DOLGELLEY—Every second and fourth SATURDAY, at Miss Evans's, Smithfield-street. BALA—Every first and third SATURDAY, at Mrs JONES'S, Tegid-street. PWLLHELI—Mr Francis Evans, bookseller, &c., High- street, the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY in every month. PORTMADOC-Every 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY, at Mrs. Bennett Williams's, Snowdon-street. All operations without pain. Advice free. BENSON'S W A TC H E S Of all kind8. LEVER HORIZONTAL C JRONOIIETER KEYLESS CHRONOGRAPH CLOCKS Of all kinds. DRAWINGROOM DINING ROOM CARRIAGE CHURCH HALL & SHOP GOLD JEWELLERY Of the Newest Designs. BRACELETS BROOCHES EAR RINGS LOCKETS NECKLACES Mr BENSON, who holds the appointment to H.R.H. the Prince I of Wales, has just published two Pamphlets, enriched and em- bellished with illustrations-ono upon Watch and Clock Making, and the other upon Artistic Gold Jewellery. These are sent post free for 2d. each. Persons living in the country or abroad can select the article required, and have it forwarded with perfect fety. 25, OLDBOND STREET; & THE CITY STEAM WORKS, 58 & 60, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON. A CARD. J. G. WILLIAMS, LAND VALUER, ESTATE AGENT, AND MINE BROKER, GLOSTER HALL, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH. GLEN FIELD STARCH. EXCLUSIVELY USED IN THE ROYAL LAUNDRY, and HER MAJESTY'S LAUNDRESS says it is the Finest Starch she ever used. AWARDED PRIZE MEDAL FOR ITS SUPERIORITY. When you ask for GLENFIELD STARCH, See that you get it, as inferior kinds are often substituted. WOTHERSPOON & Co., GLASGOW & LONDON. FURNISHED HOUSE TO BE LET, in the JL town of Dolgelley, containing One Parlour, Five Bedrooms, Kitchen, &c. The House commands extensive views. Immediate possession may be had. Apply to A. B., Post-office, Dolgelley. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, POULTRY, AND DOG SHO TV. ON TUESDAY, November 30tli, 1869, an EXCURSION TRAIN will leave Dolgelley at 6 30 a.m., Bala 7 15, Llandrillo 7 35, Corwen 8 5, Llan- gollen 8 35, Trevor 8 45, and Acrefair at 8 55 a.m., for Birmingham, returning from Snow Hill Station, at 2 45 p.m. on Thursday, December 2nd. For fares and full particulars see hand bills. Paddington, Nov., 1869. J. GRIERSON, Gen. Man. LONDON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH (CORNER OF BAKER-STREET.) TO BE SOLD, or LET, with immediate posses- sion, the above HOUSE and SHOP, which is excellently situated for carrying on any kind of business. Persons willing to treat for the same should apply to Mr JOHN DAVIES, London House, Aberystwyth. All debts owing to Mr DAVIES are requested to be paid by the 25th December next. IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN GUARANTEED I STATE LOANS. No Lotteries. Bona-fide chances to win for 21 the large premiums of 230,000, t25,000, £20,000, &c., &c. Public drawings on the First of every Month, under the superintendence of the Austrian Government, and official • public functionaries. Official Lists sent GRATIS to Sub- scribers. Apply for 21 chances, issued upon forms sup- plied by the Austrian Government, and bearing the Imperial half a florin stamp, and for prospectuses to VOELCKER & CO., Bankers, VIENNA.
The Rev. Henry Hayman, B.D., of St. John's College, Oxford, head master of St. Andrew's College, Bradfield, near Reading, has been elected head master of Rugby. THE LAW OF FOOTPATHS.—The ploughing up of foot- paths is a frequent cause of great annoyance to residents m the country; and it has long been a disputed point whether the farmer had any right to interfere in this way with the comfort of the foot passenger. In an old legal work, Wellbeloved on Highways," the dictum is laid down that it is a common nuisance to plough up a foot- way, not only because the public are obstructed in their accustomed passage, but more particularly as all traces of the way are thereby obliterated, and the public are left in ignorance of the route which they ought to pursue." The last part of this sentence is well illustrated by our recent experience. In the course of last summer we had occasion to go across the fields from a village in Somerset- shire to a market town several miles off. The footpath saved a considerable distance, the road being very cir- cuitous and, having taken the same walk on one or two occasions several years previous, we thought we remem- bered the way. After proceeding a mile or so along a well-defined path, we came to a stile, and were considera- bly mystified by finding no semblance of a footway in what we fancied was the proper direction; we saw instead a crop of young turnips just coming up, over which we felt no disposition to trample, as we possibly might be wrong in our surmise. There were apparently paths run- ning by the hedge on the right and left, and we took the one that seemed to lead nearest to our required direction but after going to the end of a long field we found further progress barred by a high bank and thick hedge, the seem- ing path being nothing more than a track worn by the farm labourers. Turning back to the stile, we started on the other path, followed it with much misgiving, and eventually, after walking for about an hoar, found our- selves at the further end of the very village from which we had originally started. On subsequent inquiry we ascertained that the footpath had been ploughed up not long before, and that if, following our impression as to the proper route, we had walked across the centre of the turnip field, we should have come again into the path on the opposite side. Mr Wellbeloved says, There can be no doubt that any occupant who thus infringes upon public rights subjects himself to an indictment;" and we confess that, after our fruitless walk, we felt that we should very much have liked to see the law enforced. But the law on the subject has just been very differently interpreted by the Court of Queen's Bench. In the case of Mercer v. Woodgate," tried on Wednesday last, the four judges by no means agreed with friend Wellbeloved. They unanimously decided to the contrary, and Mr Justice Blackburn remarked: "Surely it cannot be said that a man cannot walk across a ploughed field We doubt not that many a person, who knows from painful experience that it can be done, would be glad if his lord- ship could be made to take a little exercise that way on a damp day over a strong clay soil. It was stated in the present case that it had always been the practice to plough up the path in question; and Mr Justice Mellor said: In point of fact, everyone was aware that these foot- paths were always ploughed up." This, however, is not altogether correct, as we have seen footpaths through the centre of fields that are never disturbed; and we doubt not that the proof of long undisputed user by the public would produce a different result in the case of an indictment for breaking up an old path as is sometimes done by the new occupier of a farm. The Field. MODERN INVENTION.—That great invention the Chrcno- qiaph," which times all the principal events of the day, and has revolutionized and superseded the clumsy old- fashioned Stop-watch," seems likely to be eclipsed in fame by that still greater and more useful invention the Keyless Watch." The fact of no key being required ren- ders these Watches indispensable to the traveler, the nervous, and invalids. The enormous number sent even by post to all parts of the world is a convincing proof of their great utility. The prices at which they are sold range from 5 tolOO guineas. Thousands of them are manufactured by Mr J. W. BENSON, of Old Bond Street, and of the Steam Factory, Ludgate Hill, London, who sends post free for 2d. a most interesting historical pamphet upon watch- making. EXTENSIVE BREAD ADULTERATION.—The authorities of Gloucestershire lately made a raid, visiting the shops of every baker in the county in one day, for the purpose of testing the bread—One hundred convictions took place in consequence. At Newent, a man who was heavily fined, excused himself by saying, "heraised his bread with j Borwicks1 Baking Powder." The County Analyst made a most searching examination of this excellent household article, and failed to detect alum or any impurity. Air Dugald Campbell, Analytical Chemist to Brompton Hos- pital, and Mr George Phillips, Principal of Her Majesty's Laboratory, Somerset House, had samples of Borwicks' Baking Powder procured promiscuously in various parts of Gloucestershire. Their reports were sent direct to the magistrates in Petty Sessions, and, we are happy to say, wound up with the following, "that BORWICKS' BAKING POWDER is pure and free from alum, and that it would be difficult to procure a commercial article to pure." j
CORN, tL-e. LIVERPOOL CORN.—TUESDAY. Good attendance. Market gularat TWOPENCE ?ER CENTAL REDUCTION on Wheat since Friday last. There is rather more dispositiouto buv. Flour dull, at SIXPENCE to a. SHILLING PER SACK BE CLINE. Maize steady, at Friday's prices. Round Yellow, 29s. Othett articles quiet and unchanged. LONDON. MONDAY.—Last week's supplies were heasy in foreign Wheat and Oats, but moderate in other grain. Exports, Oats 16 qrs., 2 qrs. Peas. Ergiish Wheat 6,886 qrs., foreiga46,324 qrs. Though the show of fresh samples, this morning, was only moderate, the market opened with unusual depression. The best runs were offered at TWO SHILLINGS PER Qifc LESS, and only found a limited sale at this reduction. Foreign sorts were nearly as much depressed, and were currently offering at Is. to 2s. less, with but very few buyers. The whole-trade mav, vaueed, be considered in suspense and prices nominal. English yiour 24,462 sacks, foreign 4,456 sacks 6,801 barrels. This branch of trade was equally at a standstill; and, though the quoted re- daction was only Is. an sacks and barrels, both f English and foreign, sales were only possible in retail. No further change was noted in town flour. British Barley 3,881 ars., foreign 8,817 ?rfi" qualities gave way Is. to 2s., and^grinding foreign iully 6d. per qr. The Malt trade was lowi r, tor secondary quali- ties Is. to 2s. per qr. Maize 18,321 qrs. This grain was steadier in price than any other, values not being altered. English Oats 978 qrs., foreign 45,486 qrs. Business was very slack at a reduc- tion of fully 6d. per qr. on all qualities, new and old. English Beans 772 qrs., foreign 4,474 qrs. This pulse gave way 2s. both on English and foreign. English Peas 1,138 qrs., foreign 2,815 qrs. Both white boilers and feeding sorts were down 2s. per qr. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MAHK LANE. Shilling's or. UU.L.J..Lll '11. Wheat, Essex and Kent fwoite), old 46 to 50 Ditto, ditto new 40 46 Wheat, Essex and Kent (red) old 45 46 Ditto, ditto new 38 43 Wheat, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire (red) 46 48 Ditto, ditto ditto new 33 43 Barley 27 42 Beans 46 Oats. English feed 19 23 LUULI OAUN 01 zouio, JOWH, iionsenoias, 37s. to 433. DONCASTER, SATURDAY.—The wheat trade was very flat, and must be quoted 6d. to Is. per load lower. Barley Is. to 2s. per qr. lower, with a slow sale. Oats, beans, and peas in retail at rather less money. NEWCASTLE, SATURDAY.—With heavy arrivals the wheat trade was depressed, and is. to 2s. lower for all descriptions. B,trley, oats. beans, and peas were each Is. per qr. cheaper. Fiour in limited request at Is. decline. DERBY, SATURDAY.-Wheat came steadily to hand at this market, and the finest samples were sol I at late rates; other kinds Is. per qr. cheaper. Barley was taken off at a sUght reduc- tion; while oats supported recent quotations. Beans were scarce, and high in price. BRIDGNORTH, SATURDAY.—There was a small attendance of farmers, dealers, and millers. There was a large number of samples of wheat exhibited, but little business on the whole done. The market throughout was dull. Quotations:—Old white wheat, 7s. 6d. to 7s. 8d. per bush of 721b; new white wheat, 6s. lid. to 7s. 2d. per bush. of 721b; red wheat, 6s. 8d. to 7s. per bush. of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. 9d. to 6s. Od. per 38 quarts; grinding barley, 5s. 4d. to 5s. 6d. per 38 quarts. Beans, 17s. to 17s. Id. per bag of 10sc. Peas, 20s. Od. per bag of 11 scores lOlbs. Oats, 14s. Od. to 16s. Od per bag of Sse. Indian corn, 14s. to 16s OJ. per lOsc. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—There was a good attendance, but not much disposition to purchase, millers buying only for immediate consumption. The following were the prices: White wheat, per 751b, 7s. 3d. to 73. 8d.; red, 6s. lùd. to 7s. 6d.; oats, per sack of Use. 101b, 17s. 6d. to 18s. 6d.; beans, per sack of 12sc., 19s. to 20s.; barley, malting, per 38 quarts, 5s. 2d. to 5s. 6d. malt, per imperial bushel, 9s. to 9s. 3d. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.—Quotations:—Wheat (per 80lbs.) 7s. 4d. to 7s. 6d.; old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 40 qts.), 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; Oats, (per bag), 17s. to 20s. Od.; Eggs 10 for Is.; Butter, Is. Id. to Is. 3d. per lb.: Fowls, 2s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per couple Ducks. 4s. Od. to 5. Cd.; Geese, 4s. Od. to 6s. Od. each. Turkeys, 3s. to 6s. Potatoes, 3s. Od. to 4s. Cd. per bushel.
THE IRON TRADE. BIRMINGHAM, THUKSDAY.—There was a full attendance at the Exchange to-day, all who are connected with the iron and coal trades being anxious to see what effect has been produced by the recent advances. As to that, all to be said is, that buyers are acting on the defensive they are abstaining from operations, and are not likely to contract any fresh ones at present. The consequence is that business is, so far, at a pause; but at the works they are fairly engaged upon Quarter-day contracts. There is an order out for boiler plates, but it is more likely to go into North Staffordshire than come into this district t
THE WELSH IRON, TIHrPLATE, AND COAL TRADES. In consequence of a fear having gained ground amongst some of the buyers that the tariff-in iron will be made still more pro- tective in America, the advices lately received from the United States have not been regamedwith the usual favour. It is evi- dent that attempts to gain this end are being made, and should they be attended with success the result must be a considerable check in the demand from that country. On the other hand, however, those who have better faith in the propagation of free trade principles in the States urge that there is no ground for such fear in the matter. But little or no change has been evinced in the trade since our last report, and it is likely that some time must elapse before there will be much alteration to note in this district. With the commencement of the new vear. however. increased vitality is still looked forward to. In the rail branch of the trade a steady business is doiag, and the principal works are kept in pretty full employment. Inquiries for iron suitable for shipbuilding have considerably increased latterly, and some prospect is held out that this will become a more remunerative branch of the trade. Bars are still dull. For pig iron there is slightly better demand. Altogether,-the prospects of the iron trade may be said to be unmistakably hopeful, and among other orders now offered is that of lOOO tons of rail-, together with a large quantity of cast-iron sleepers for an Indian Railway Com- pany, theft nier of which is likely to come to this district. Operations are being extendel at the Victoria, Blaenavon, Plymouth, and other works, and there is every prospect of there being full employment for all hands engaged in the manufacture of iron during the winter. Some little movement is now being made amongst the iron- workers in order to obtain a rise in their wages, but it is doubtful whether they will succeed until the early part of the spring, for the contracts that will keep the works going until then have been taken at prices below present quotations. There is no immediate prospect of any improvement in the tin-plate trade, and nearly all the works are now placed on short time. Steam ooal proprietors are now doing a fair business on foreign account, and the clearances to distant ports are slightly in excess of what they were last year. Quotations remain much the same. In the house coal trade there is a little more doing, but the weather continuing mild so long has not tended to increase re- quirements as was a few weelis ago anticipated.
CATTLE. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—Our market was fairly supplied with beef, but the trade was somewhat heavy, and prices were similar to those of last week. Mutton changed hands at 7d. to 8d. per lb. Dull inquiry for pork, at high rates. Veal realised improved rates. PETERBOROUGH, SATURDAY.—There was a f.iir amount of business done for beef, at last week's prices, viz., 7d. to 7id. per lh. Dull inquiry for mutton, at high quotations. The pork trade was very quiet, and recent prices were fully maintained. Not much doing in veal, and high rates were obtained. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 12,964 head. The supplies of cattle on sale here to-day was below the average, and although trade was not active prices generally were the turn dearer. A large proportion of the foreign arrivals of Sheep was again detained at the water-side. From our own grazing districts the receipts of Bea,ts were somewhat small, and the quality of the stock was but middling. It would appear that prime beef fetches as much in the leading provincial markets as here, and it is for this reason that the arrivals from Scotland continue so limited. The few really choice animals on sale were taken off at an advance of fully 2d. per 81b, best Scots and crosses being quoted at 5s. 6d. to 5?. 81. per 81b, otherwise the market was dull and inactive. From Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and North- amptonshire we received about 1,800 shorthorns, &c.; from other parts of England, about 42) various breeds; from Scotland, 53 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland. 250 oxen, &c. There was a comparatively small number of Sheep in the pens, but some very choice animals were exhibited. Best Southdowns and half-breds sold at 5s. 81. to 5s. lCd. per 81b, but the general tone of the trade was dull. Prime small Calves were in fair re- quest on former terms. Pigs met a steady sale.
MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 1,072 firkins butter and 3,505 bales bacon, and from foreign ports 31,772 packages butter, and 779 bales bacon. In the Irish Butter market there is but little passing in sales; qu ta- tions nearly nominal. Foreign sold fairly, with little chaiage in value. In the Bacon market a further advance of 2s. per cwt. was made for Irish and Hamburgh; best Waterford 76s. on board. CREWE CHEESE FAIR.-There was a good pitch and a brisk sale, prices tending upwards, and ranging from 65s. to 75s., and even higher for good qualities. GLOUCESTER CHEESE MARKET was very well supplied for the time of year; about forty tons were pitched. The trade was slow at first, but ultimately nearly all was disposed of Prices were from 64s. to 65s. for best, and 57s. to 58s. for seconds LONDON HOP, MONDAY.—The quiet trade which still pre- vails in our market has had the effect of making prices a little easier as far as our home growths are concerned but the scanti- ness of the supply tends to keep quotations tolerably firm. New Americans still occupy the attention of our buyers at figur s ranging from 120s. to 130s. per cwt. Arrivals this week arc rather heavy. Yearlings continue in moderate request, average to fine qualities realising from 48s. to 70s. The Bavarian market is very firm, and prices are quoted a shade higher, recent sales leaving a very meagre stock to select from. The Belgian markets have been well sustained of late, and both Alost and Poperinghe are in good request, at tetter values. The quantity in growers' hands is now reduced to very narrow limits. American advices to the 10th instant report a very firm market, average to fine samples being taken UD freelv for exnort at 25 t.n sn "Anta Mid and East Kent £ 7 0 £ 9 15 £ 12 12 Wealds 5 6. 6 15 7 10 Sussex. 5 10 6 6 7 0 Bavarians 7 0 9 0 II 0 French 4 0. 6 6. 8 0 Americans. 5 10 6 10 7 0 Yearlings. 2 10 8 15 5 5 WOKCfcbTEK HOP, SATURDAY.—Messrs Piercy, Longbottom, and Faram's circular says-" The business done here is almost nominal from want of supplies. Now hops are immediately sold when on offer at a reasonable price. Prime qualities of 1869 growth are very scarce, and also sell with ease; lower qualities do not meet with so much attention, but sell in retail at previous rates. Twenty pockets of new passed the public scale this week; also 20 pockets of other dates." LONDON SEED, MONDAY.-There is yet little English Clover- seed offeiing. Foreign qualities were held with much firmness, at full prices; but business is not yet entered into for the season. White Cloverseed remains very high, and, from scarcity, tends upwards still. In Trefoils nothing passing: prices are too high to bring forward buyers to hold for the spring demand Not much passing in either white or brown Mustardseed and prices are unvaried. English Canaryseed supported prices. Foreign qualities were offered a good deal lower-being abun- dant. Foreign Tares remain dull at previous low values. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—Firmness has continued to be the feature of the English wool market. Fine qualities have met a ready sale at full quotations, and for medium descriptions there has been a fair inquiry, prices at the same time being well maintained. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. 8. d. to s. d. FLEECES—Southdown hoggets .per lb. 11 1 lj Half-bred ditto. 14 1 5- Kent fleeces 11 1 8 1 3* Southd'n ewes and wethers. 11 11 1 li Leicester ditto 1 2i 1 s| SORTS—Combing „ 1 44 1 5 Clothing = 1 4 141 HALIFAX WOOL AND WORSTED, SATURDAY.-Wool is generally firmly held here, the market showing no deterioration since last Saturday. A few better qualities are still more firmly held. The demand is perhaps an average one. Business in yarns is not an active one, and it is certainly not a profitable one. It is said that in pieces there is no buying on the part of Americans, and very littla on the part of Continentals; but, generally speaking, the piece trade is in a moderately healthy state. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—These markets are well sup- plied with Potatoes. Business to a moderate extent has been concluded at our quotations. English Shaws 60s. to 88s. per ton. English Regents 70s. to 90s. „ English Rocks 60s. to 75s. French 60s. to 60s. „ BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SATURDAY.- Hides: 951b. and upwards, 4 £ d. to Od. per lb; 851b. to 941b., 4A3. to Od. per lb.; 751'o. to 841b., 4^d. to Od. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 3i 1. to Od. per lb; 561b to 641b, 3Jd. to Od per lb; 551bs and under, 3|d. to Od. per lb.; cows, 3gd. to Sld. per lb.; bulls, 3Jd. perlb., flawed and irregular, 3ad. to 01. per lb.; horse, 7s. Od. to 13. 6d. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 5d. per lb. 121b. to 161b., 77,1. per lb; 91b. to lllb., nil. per lb.; light, 7id. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, A 1, 6s. 3d.; A, 5s. 3d.; B, 3s. 9d. WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, & FAT MARKET, SATUR- DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4d. per lb.; 851bs. to 941bs, 4id. to Od. per lb.; 751bs. to 841bs., 4Jd. to Od. per lb.; 651bs. to 741bs., SJd. per lb.; 561bs. to 641bs., 3|d. per lb.; 551bs. and under, 3Jd. Cows, 651bs. and upwards, 8|d. to Od. per lb.; 64Ibs. and under, 8,3d per lb; bulls, 3d. to 3kd per lb; flawed and irregular, 3id. to Od. per tti; kips, 3Ad. to 41d. per lb; horse, 5s. Od. to 13s. Od. each. Calf: 171bs. and upwards, 5!d. per lb.; 121bs. to 16lbs, 71 (1. per lb; 91bs. to lllbs., 7d. per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, 3s. 4d. to 5s. 3d. each. Fat, 3d. to Sid. TRADE INTELLIGENCE.
POLITICAL EVICTIONS. We were not able last week to give the whole of the report of the Calvinistic Methodist Association at Mach- ynlleth. We now give the report of the discussion on POLITICAL EVICTIONS IN WALES. The Rev. THOMAS EDWARDS, of Penllwyn, Cardigan- shire, in answer to a request made by the Moderator, stated what had taken place in that county since the last election, and also what plans had been recommended at the conference held at Aberystwyth, in order to meet those cases. Since they had in their monthly meetings and associations strongly recommended, last year, all their members to stand firm for their principles, and act accord- ing to the dictates of their consciences at the election, it would not either be honourable or Christianlike to allow them now to suffer. The Revs. E. WILLIAMS of Carnarvon and T. LEWIS of Morriston, Alderman PHILLIPS of Swansea, and Mr E. NEWELL of Towyn, also gave short reports of what had taken place, and strongly recommended that a collection should be made at all the chapels, in conformity with the resolution passed at Aberystwyth, on the first Sunday in January next. The Rev. JOHN ROBERTS, of Anglesey, wished his brethren to remember that this meeting was a religious one, and that the subjects which should be brought forward there should be religious topics. He thought there would be a strong feeling in Anglesey against making collections in their chapels for the object they had in view not but that they felt for the sufferers, but they thought that by making use of their chapels for hese purposes, they placed themselves open to be misrepresented. The Rev. GRIFFITH HUGHES maintained that there was no time, day, nor place too sacred to advocate the right of truth and justice, and to show their feeling and sympathy with those who suffered-let their principles be what they were, it was enough for them to know that some of their fellow-men suffered in consequence of having obeyed their convictions. Political struggles were often the result of religious questions, and religious education and teaching and such was the fact at the late contest. He looked upon it as a religious duty to give help to the sufferers. Mr R. ROWLANDS, Portmadoc, said that the Nort Wales Association bad irrevocably committed itself in this matter by the resolutions passed at Bangor m autumn, 1868, sometime before the election, and in which every church member was solemnly advised to act conscien- tiously, as in the presence of God, in the discharge of the duties entrusted to him as an elector. Here they found men who had conscientously acted up to the admonition then given them, and are suffering in consequence. Were they not now fit subjects of Christian sympathy ? He could see no reason whatever, under these circumstances, for closing chapels against public appeals towards assist- ing the unfortunate men who were now suffering. The Rev. J. HUGHES said it appeared to him that the question was not whether they ought to help the sufferers or not, but which was the most effectual way of putting the matter before members of the congregations. In Liverpool, for instance, he believed that a much more effectual subscription could be obtained after a monster meeting held in the Amphitheatre, or some of their large buildings, where the feelings of the Welsh population could be thoroughly roused in the matter, than by a col- lection on any Sunday in their chapels. The itev. Mi. WILLIAMS, Carnarvon, said that it ap- peared to him that the time and place of making a collec- tion was not of so much importance as that a collection should be made. Mr ROGER EVANS, Menai Bridge, said they ought to be careful not to do harm in trying to do good. They might show sympathy towards the afflicted, and kindness to those who were in suffering, at other places and other times, without doing so in their chapels and on Sundays. He would not wish any one for a moment to think that he had no sympathy with these people-quite the contrary—he could sympathise with their feelings, as he had suffered himself some years ago, but he certainly believed that more could be done in Anglesey by other means than by collections on the Sabbath day. The Rev. G. HUGHES was very willing to meet the weakness of his brethren by proposing that the collection should be made not on the Sabbath day, but on the first day of the week—(laughter)—which would be a still more scriptural way of proceeding. However he felt that the cause of justice was the same in every age and in every country. He could see no difference whatever between what Paul did in visiting all the churches and collecting towards assisting the afflicted saints in Judea, and the movement now set on foot in order to assist the poor afflicted men who were oppressed in various counties in Wales for obeying the dictates of their consciences. (Hear, hear.) The Rev. J. WILLIAMS, Llandrillo, said that in those towns and villages where public-rooms and school-rooms could be had to hold meetings upon this subject it would be well to make use of them; but in many places in Wales unfortunately those buildings were not to be had, and it was well known that those also were the places which most required to be enlightened. In those places at least nothing could be done unless it were done in their chapels. Mr E. NEWELL, Towyn, was astonished to find any one doubting the propriety of using the best time and the best place to show their sympathy with their afflicted country- men. He was sorry to find that the only objection to this collection at Aberystwyth came in a letter from Anglesea, and it was the Anglesey deputations here again who were opposed to the same thing. In another meeting, this morning, they found that Anglesey was a stumbling block there. He certainly could not envy their position. Mr R. O. REES, Dolgelley wished to know how many of these afflicted men were members of some religious denomination. The Rev. J. PRICHARD, Amlwch, thought they had no right to make such enquiry. If every denomination was to ask the same question, and to refuse to join except in supporting those who belonged to them, it would turn out a queer business—it was enough for them to know that they suffered, and suffered oppression unjustly. (Hear, hear.) He thought, however, that Mr Newell should re- tract what he had said, that Anglesey was a stumbling block in the connexion. Mr NEWELL had no objection to do that, only he thought there was more of pharisaism than religion in what came from Anglesey to-day. (Laughter.) Mr PRITCHARD appealed to the chair if such expressions were to be allowed, or were to receive the sanction of the chair. Mr MORGAN, Dyffryn, was sure Mr Newell meant no harm, and would no doubt withdraw any imputation without the interference of the chair. Mr NEWELL had no objection to do so, and would with- draw it with the greatest pleasure. (Great laughter.) The Rev. O. THOMAS said they would decide this matter before them in a moderate and wise manner. He had drawn up a resolution to propose here, independently of anything which had taken place at Aberystwyth, and before he knew that any message had been brought from 1 there to this association. He hoped there was no one belong- 1 ing to the connexion who did not feel the greatest con- cern that in the nineteenth century, in the reign of Queen Victoria, with William Ewart Gladstone Prime Minis- 1 ter, and John Bright a Cabinet Minister, there were men f to be found in Britain who dared to do with their tenants < what was done a few weeks ago. To think that a man 1 dared not exercise the important trust delegated to him by an Act of Parliament, according to the dictates of his i conscience, without suffering In circumstances for doingso, 1 was enough to cause the blood of a Welshman at least to < boil in his veins. At the same time they had to consider how i to place this matter before all their members in the most 1 unobjectionable way, and in a manner which would cause ( no temptation to anyone to impute to them improper motives. He would propose-" That this association felt the deepest sympathy with those of their countrymen who i had been called to suffer in their circumstances, either directly or indirectly, in consequence of having voted ] according to the dictates of their consciences at the late v'n election, and. cordially approved the intention of giving them substantial help but with respect to the best mode of carrying out that object, they left their brethren in the various monthly meetings entirely to their own discretion, in full hopes that every place would be found cordially co-operating in the matter." The motion was warmly seconded by the Rev. E. MORGAN, who said he was entirely of the same opinion as those friends who considered that no time or mace was too sacred to advocate the claims of persecuted and op- pressed men to the sympathy and help of every Christian; but, in the hopes that all sections of the churches would be able to co-operate in making a substantial movement, which would carry with it a strong moral influence, I he gave up his own personal conviction in order if possible to gain universal co-operation. O11 the motion being put it was carried unanimously. A general meeting was held at eight o'clock on Thursday morning in connection with the Sunday Schools, when short addresses were delivered by the ministers present.
Tipyn o Bob Peth. The Denbigh county ball is fixed for December 16th. It is probable that Sir John Acton, who is gone to Rome, will be raised to the peerage by his own name. Typhus fever has been prevailing rather extensively at Chester. The laying of telegraph wires on the Welsh Coast Rail- way is progressing satisfactorily. Most of the notices to quit said to have been given for political reasons at Church Stretton are withdrawn. The Dowager Marchioness of Westminster has been left, it is stated, a jointure of 240.000 a year. Mr Gladstone has left town for Hawarden Castle. It is particularly requested that all letters to be forwarded to h:n may be adiressed to 10, Downing-street, S.W. The Rev. E. Williams, vicar of Bryneglwys, and rector of Llandegla, one of the oldest clergymen in the diocese, is dead. Mr E. Peel of Brynypys has presented his friends, tenants, and tradesmen in the neighbourhood of Overton with a large quantity of game. The Bridgnorth grocers have determined to discontinue the system of giving Christmas boxes, and, instead, to raise a subscription for charitable institutions. The Chester Volunteers are honoured for their services on the occasion of the recent royal visit by being called The Earl of Chester's Rifle Volunteers." It is stated that the park stretching from Chester to Eaton Hall has been thrown open to the public by the Marquis of Westminster, under certain easy conditions. A great many volunteer sergeants will wish the Earl of Denbigh was their captain. His lordship is captain of the Holywell corps, and has sent each of the sergeants a present of game from his seat in Warwickshire. Rhuddlan church, which has been restored, was re- opened on Thursday week, when full service was conducted by the Dean of St. Asaph, Archdeacon Wickham, Arch- deacon Ffoulkes, and others. On Wednesday week a Carnarvon sloop, the Glanconway (built at Trifriw) was wrecked off the Great Orme's Head, by springing a leak. The crew escaped in the boat to Llandudno, where they were kindly entreated. Mr William Turner, one of the last survivors of those who fought at Trafalgar, has just died at Warrington, at the age cf 88. He saw Nelson receive his death wound, and helped to carry him off the deck. To him that hitth shall be given. Sir T. G. Frost, be- cause he served the office of mayor well-and because he has been knighted, is to be entertained at a public dinner at Chester. An influential meeting of the inhabitants decided this a few evenings ago. Mr E. Thomas, implement maker, Meifod, has in his possession a copy of the first edition of the Welsh Bible, the same as that which was sold the other day in London for £37. It is in Old English black letter, and dated 1588. The workmen on the line of extension of railway from Brymbo to Mold have presented Mr Sprague, the super- intendent of the works, with a purse of money, as a mark of their esteem on the occasion of his leaving to undertake the management of the Bradford waterworks. The Premier has purchased the Aston Estate, in the parish of Hawarden, comprising Aston Hall and Aston Lodge, in all about 923 acres, together with three collieries, the whole producing a rental of about £2,500 per annum. The property formerly belonged to Admiral Dundas. There seems to be a curious remnant of antiquity at Conway. The mayor is elected for life, and when there are any vacancies in the Corporation the members elect fresh members, also for life. To crown all, there appears to be an oath of secrecy, and reporters are excluded from the meetings. Various works, which may almost be called works of "restoration," are about to take place at Carnarvon Castle. A huge mound at the upper end, not originally part of the design, is to be removed, thus greatly im- proving the view of the castle, and other works are to be executed. The funeral of the late Baroness Windsor took place last week at Bromfield churchyard, near Ludlow. The Earl of Powis, Earl of Bradford, Sir Watkin, Lord Arthur Hill Trevor, Dean Herbert, General Percy Herbert, Col. W. Herbert, and the Hon. R. C. Herbert, were amongst the mourners. In the neighbourhood of Eaton Hall, in Cheshire, the other morning, eight keepers, in the employment of the Marquis of Westminster, were attacked by a party of twelve poachers. The fight lasted nearly an hour-sticks, stones, and guns being freely used. Ultimately the keepers were compelled to retreat, nearly all of them having been more or less severely hurt. Two of the poachers were shot, and one of them very seriously in- jured. Speaking at Chester the other day Dean Howson re- ferred to the fact that the two great missionary societies of the Church of England carried on their operations in about thirty-three languages, in twenty-six of which the Bible was published by the Bible Society. He ventured to say, therefore, confidently, that it was not a generous thing for a clergyman of the Church of England to depre- cate the importance of this society. At Newport (Salop) Petty Sessions last week John James, of Cherrington, charged his only son with stealing a silver watch and a pair of boots. It appeared that pri- soner had been living with prosecutor, but had recently married, against his father's will. Prisoner sometimes carried the watch, and also wore the boots while his own were being mended. Prisoner's solicitor, Mr Smallwood, contended that this was a vindictive charge, brought be- cause prisoner had married but the Bench thought fit to order a committal, bail being accepted. At a recent meeting of clergy at Stafford, resolutions were passed in favour of accepting a conscience clause on the principle of perfect liberty of teaching to the teacher and perfect liberty of withdrawal to the parent; against the free education of all children against direct compul- sion till indirect has been tried; in favour of making compulsory the Act for the education of pauper children and the Industrial School Act; against local rates for ele- mentary schools; and in favour of more liberal grants, especially for evening schools. A strange practice prevails in some of the North Wale s Unions. In those of Conway and St. Asaph, at any rate, some of the Guardians are paid. At the last meeting of the St. Asaph Board it was alleged that one of the mem- bers was paid 24 out of the assistant overseer's salary- really, as one of the speakers said, out of the poor rates. The subject is exciting some attention, and the paid Guardians may well be anxious about the result. A curious instance of seeing the same thing differently with different eyes comes from Chester. The Guardians propose to send the school children to some schools at Birkenhead. At a recent meeting the Rev. G. Salt said he had been to Birkenhead, and the boys looked miserable, and he should be sorry indeed if the Guardians sent their children there. Mr R. Frost said he too had visited the the place, and he had come back enamoured of it! There was a strike at Carnarvon last week, amongst the masons and navvies employed on the railway works. Mr Ridley, the contractor, announced that he should reduce the wages 3d. a day, and the dinner time to three-quarters of an hour, upon which the majority left work, and in- timidated the minority so effectually that they too with- drew. Several of the ringleaders were arrested, and in the evidence given before the magistrates it was stated that a mob of men on strike visited the works and com- pelled the others to desist. The mob surrounded the other men and prevented them from working, and threatened them with violence. The accused were sen- tenced to various terms of imprisonment from two months downwards.
A meeting is to be held in Glasgow for the purpose of considering a new scheme of insurance for railway servants. It is intended to consider also the system of compulsory payments of insurance, and that no allowance be granted to railway servants unless by reason of injuries received while on duty. An incident is reported from Bolton which seems almost incredible. In the very middle of the day, upon an open space of spare ground and surrounded by a crowd of men and women, two fellows were fighting, divested of every scrap of clothing except their clogs. The latter were not dispensed with, because they were useful in giving more effect to the kicks which each antagonist bestowed upon the other. A clergyman whose windows overlooked the brutal scene, and who interfered, narrowly escaped per- sonal violence. LORD MIDDLETON AND THE RABBIT QUESTION*.—A sur- prise has come upon Lord Middleton's tenantry in York- shire. His Lordship's agent has forwarded a printed circular to each tenant giving Lord Middleton's permission bo "dig out, ferret, and kill" rabbits on their farms during December and January, provided they do not use gun or snare, or resort to unfair means or damage fences. The tenant-farmers are, of course, glad to accept the privilege )f destroying to some extent the vermin their crops have ted, and the Chambers of Agriculture, which have unani- mously condemned the "over-preservation of ground jame," propose to thank Lord Middleton for having set in example which, if followed out generally, would so greatly benefit the farmers, who suffer so greatly from de- struction of crops where rabbits are preserved. -Tima.
BREAKFAST.—EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORT- I.NG.-The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Service Gazette remarks:—"The singular success which MrEpps attained by his homceopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills." Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in J lb., lb„ and 1 lb. tin-lined packets, labelled—JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London.—Agent for JAS. EPPS and Co.'s Special Homoeopathic Preparations :-EVAN NEWELL, Escuau. Farm Buildings, Towyn, Merionethshire,