MERIONETHSHIRE ELECTION. THE POLLING. ^he polling took place on Saturday, and its result ■•^eded the fondest anticipations which had been formed either liberals or conservatives, as to victory or defeat, e former never dreaming of such a glorious victory, nor latter of such an ignominious and overwhelming defeat. the very commencement Mr Holland took the lead, 4 kept it throughout to the close of the poll, and then ad the magnificent majority of 645. Colonel nham had a majority in but three of the polling tiicts, ToWyn, Corwen, and IJinaSj but in none did his 'ty exceed 20. Corwen sadly disappointed the con- stives, who counted upon a majority of little less than hundred, but, despite the wish" of the landlord with t to the Rhtlg tenantry-the Hon. Charles Wynne "iself faithfully remaining in the county till the •"tian was over"—only twenty turned the scale in favour Colonel Tottenham, and this too, in the district where is best known. Towyn, which was in 1865 eighty- to the bad for Mr Williams, reduced that majority > bare nineteen. Colonel Tottenham polled a total of against 1,622 polled for Mr Holland, this shewing a ority of 645 for €he liberal candidate. In Festiniog e Mr Holland's majority reached 347, and in Harlech In Bala, a town which has always shewn itself a great toaghold of toryism, the majority for Mr Holland hed 129, and at Dolgelley, where the conservatives f,\ always hitherto had the majority, Mr Holland ed th« poll by 54. Abercorris helped to swell the ty with 30, acd out of a constituency of about 3,000, S&9 voted. The proceedings were characterised with t order, and the only incident approaching a row or a Way of personal feeling occurred at Bala. Sir Watkin, e agents have worked hard to turn the tide in favour Colonel Tottenham, was greeted with loud cries of 'crew," and also, we are given to understand, with a Wer of rotten eggs and mud. This incident has caused feat regret and annoyance to the liberal committee, and f the respectable portion of the party is entirely dis- ced. No one interfered with the Rhiwlas tenantry, they polled some for, others against, Mr Holland. Miaps not desirous that they should be led by the force example, Mr Price did not make his appearance in until a late hour, and then, when all his tenantry had ed, he recorded his vote for Colonel Tottenham. Public lniOll of his conduct best expressed itself in the hearty peers which greeted him as he passed through the town. £ Corwen, the Hon. Charles Wynn, brought up the g tenantry in baitches, and his wishes were, we believe, flowed to the letter, by the unanimous voice of his gantry, in polling for Colonel Tottenham. At Dolgelley We was no great excitement. A very large crowd of pIe thronged the square in front of the Ship Hotel, the (ad quarters of the Central Liberal'Committee, and teeriy scanned the hourly bulletins of the state of the which were issued by the Central Committee, and ery hourly majority for Mr Holland was hailed with Most of the tenants voted with their landlords, o of the Caerynwch tenantry plumping for their taster," and one or two little mistakes of this nature ed in others of the polling districts. Owing to some ect in the telegraph wires between Dolgelley and Har- it was late before the Harlech and Festiniog returns e to hand. A great crowd had been for a long time Gently abiding the final majority, and the open space site the Ship was rendered well nigh impassable. ten the last and final return came in from the outlying cts, and Mr Holland's triumphant return was infinitely announced, there were ;loud cries raised for Mr paries Edwards, the active chairman of Mr Holland s j^ntral Committee. In compliance with the call Mr Awards, who was heartily cheered, came to the portico, briefly congratulated the electors upon the great ctory which the party had won. He thanked them for •Je quiet and orderly manner in which they had got *htough the business of the day, and asked them to go Slietly home and finish the day as they had commenced ij There were next loud calls raised for a speech from David Pugh, who, however, persistently^declined the ,°Qour, and the crowd had to rest content with an address l*otn Gohebvdd. After this, and after a few fireworks i^d been sent up, the crowd dispersed. No, or very few, states of the poll" were put forth by the conservatives, *&d most of their great men, after a hard day's work, that matters were going so adversely, turned 'heir faces homewards at an early hour. Col. Tottenham t^ited Dolgelley, and, we believe, Bala and Corwen, ng the day, but nothing was seen of Mr Holland. The final return issued by the Central Liberal Corn- et tee is as follows: — Hoi7 and. Tottenllam. I Bala 303 174 Corwen 169 189 Dolgelley 171 117 Dinas Mawddwy 51 66 Harlech 309 no Festiniog 418 71 Abercorris 54 24 Towyn 147 166 Total 1622 97,7 Majority for Holland 645 POLLING AT BALA. A correspondent writes—At a very early hour omni- buses, cars, breaks, &c., from the hotels of the town were sUrted by arrangement to meet the voters at certain Meeting places and the first arrivals reached the "booths tloon after eight o'clock, when the polling commenced in good earnest, and was kept up with great vigour for the first three hours. Aa the voters in the district number 530 it was arranged to have two polling booths-Nt), '1 for the parishes of Llanyeil and Llanuwchllyn, at the Connty Kail, where Mr Louis, of Ruthin, was the returning, offi- cer No. 2 for the parishes of Llanfor, Llandderfel, And Llangower, at the National School, where Mr Bury, of Wrexham, was the returning officer. The liberals were presented by Mr W. Kughes, solicitor, Conway, and Mr W. Williams and Mr J.R. Jones, solicitors, Bala; and the conservatives by Mr A. A. Passingham, solicitor, Bala, and Mr T. Ellis, Bala. In addition to the conveyances engaged in the town the liberals had a number of,cars,.& I from Chester and DolgMley. The arrival of Mr Holland's voters in vehicles which were covered with placards of "Holland for ever" was greeted with much cheering, while those of his opponent were met with Scroxv. screw and hisses, especially those containing Sir Wat- kin's tenantry. Commencing with this numerous class of voters the conservatives kept ahead for a while at booth No. 1. During the same :period No. 2 booth was said to be like Bridgnorth election—all on one side,—polling 'for Holland. About this time two incidents, which enlivened the proceedings at No. 1 booth, occurred in one case the voter, one of Sir Watkin's tenants, whose card W&B tendered by the conservative agent, upon being asked by the returning officer whom be voted for, said Holland," evidently giving expression to the name which was upper- most in his mind. However he re-considered and said U Tottenham;" bIlt as the vote had been recorded the returning officer did not permit any alteration. In the other case, the old gentleman-who voted being rather dull of hearing, upon being questioned by the returning officer said he voted for Mr Passingham. The returning officer left his seat and went to the veter, and explained that Mr Passingham was not one of the candidates, who were Mr Holland and Colonel Tottenham, of whom he selected the rcoloneL At No. 1 booth up'io 10.45 Colonel Tottenham Was ahead, when both candidates polled 99 while at No. 2 booth Mr Holland was ahead from the first, and at 10.45 there was a majority for Holland of 80, which was kept up at this booth until it was 94 at-,the close of the poll. Fiom the-same time Mr Holland kept»ciiead at No. 1 until he had a majority of 35, making in the two booths at the close of the poll—For Holland, 303; Tottenham, 174 majority for Holland at Bala, 129. The state of the poll Was issued hourly, and was received with much cheering. By the train due at 11.15 at Bala several of Mr Holland's voters.arrived from Bristol, Liverpool, &c., and his con- veyances at the railway station were in great demand And their occupiers greeted with hearty cheers, while those of the other side appeared forsaken and neglected. At this time Sir Watkin and others arrived and were greeted withhiases., groans, Screw J" "Screw Wynnstay &c.; and we regret to state that the baronet not only received a most nnwelcome reception, but in an unbecoming man- ner was pelted by some persons in the -erowd with eggs, and it is aaid that the first egg was thrown by a woman. In returning from the booth the haponet, naturally affronted by the treatment he received, and being loath to face the crowd again, was quietly escorted by J. Jones, Esq., Vron, unmolested by the.people. On his departure from the town be received another expression of feeling towards himself and his agent from the populace. The reception given-to Mr Price, of Rhiwlas, was quite the reverse. Having.recorded his vote for Colonel Tottenham, he walked up the town with some friends, and was re- ceived by the people with an ovation. He was the gen- tleman whom they delighted to honour, because he granted to his tenants the free and independent exercise of the franchise.. It was very amusing to hear the way in which the electors prouounced the names of the candidates. Col. Tottenham was called Tottham," "Totnam," "Tatting- ham," and Totam." In many instances Mir Holland went by the Welsh name "Rowland," or "Rolant," "Olland," and "Roland." The police did not have to Apprehend any for misconduct, and with the exception ,ot an occasional shout of Holland for ever the streets assumed their usual quietness at an early hour, while the people, knowing the majority was over 600, anxiously waited to hear the final number, which did not reach Bala till midnight. About four p.m. a telegram was received, announcing a majority in the whole county at two p.m. of 529 for Mr Holland, and a public meeting was held in front of Plascoch Hotel, the head-quarters of the liberals, under the presidency of Dr Hughes, Bala. Several gentlemen addressed the people The Rev. R. THOMAS, Bangor, said it was a shame, but he hoped it was the last time they would see so many forced to do that which in their hearts they did not desire. It was clear that they had won the battle, and the remainder could not alter the result. The Rev. L. EDWARDS said he heartily congratulated them upon their grand victory, and he hoped they would all behave themselves worthily thereof, and return home at an early hour. Mr T. JONES, Brynmelyn, said he rejoiced at the result of to-day's polling, and especially the important lesson taught to the opulent and wealthy by this election, that neither hundreds nor thousands of pounds were effective enough to turn the consciences or alter the convictions of the Merionethshire electors. (Cheers.) This majority far exceeded his expectations-(cheers)-and should suffice to discourage either a Welshman, an Englishman, or an Irishman from an attempt to represent this county as a con- servative any more. (Cheers.) Merioneth henceforth should be an inheritance for the liberals for ever. (Cheers.) Some things had been done to-day which were not pleasant, but could be cleared off with soap and water; but there were other acts done this day which soap and water could not efface. (Cries of "Shame.") One act called for an- other. (Cheers.) The BàV. M. D. JONES said he was rejoiced to see that happy day, and the people so joyful; they had sown with tears, and they reaped with joy. (Hear.) They could not fctfget the past in all their joy and victory, but he hoped they would all behave worthily, and not conduct them- selves improperly, or throw either eggs or stones. (Cheers.) Let individuals (said Mr Jones) of whose deeds you don't approve, return home uninolested, and for my part I would take my old friend Sir Watkin in my arm through the street. (Great cheers.) We have something much harder to throw at him than eggs, namely, principles. (Cheers.) The meeting was further addressed by Mr Simon Jones, Bala, Rev. T. C. Edwards, Liverpool, Mr J. Ll. Jones, secretary of the Liverpool Welsh Reform Association, and the Gohebydd," who said there was no nation which had respected their gentry more than the Welsh, and what had occurred to-day would not have taken place but for something else. No gentleman ever received greater re- speet and honour than did Mr Price, of Rhiwlas, at Bala this day. (Cheers.) "Gohebydd" then called for three cheers for Mrs and Mr Price, which were enthusiastically given by the people.—" Gohebydd" continued One gen- tleman was respected because he regarded his tenants as men, while the other acted towards them as slaves. ("Shame.") Addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. Peter, Bala, Mr G. Jones, Bangor, Mr J. Jones, Llanuwchllyn, &c. A posse of the Denbighshire constabulary arrived at Bala on Friday night, under the direction of Chief- Constable Denman. Their services on Saturday were not required, and their presence was more likely to irritate than calm the quiet and inoffensive inhabitants of Penllyn. A vote of thanks was cordially returned to the returning officers at each booth for the able and satisfactory manner in which they had conducted the polling. The telegrams of the returns for the whole county from Mr Holland's central committee, were received during the night with the greatest satisfaction and -joy, and, with the exception mentioned above, the day, which was fine, passed off very satisfactorily. POLLING AT HARLECH. Considerable excitement was manifested here all day long, though it was soon evident that Mr Holland would have a triumphant majority. When Sir Richard Bulke- ley and Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P.,the Rev. J. Williams- Ellis, the Rev. J. Jones, rector of Barmouth, and others, came up, they were received with loud cheers, while an opposite reception was accorded to Mr J. E. Parry, of Glyn, agent to Mr Ormsby Gore, Captain Thomas, of Caerffynon, and other promineit Conservatives. There was no attempt, however, on the part of the crowd to obstruct any voter, and order prevailed amongst them. Sir Watkin Wynn does not possess an acre of land in the district, but his agent, Mr W. Jones, was at the polling booth throughout the day. Mr Holland arrived about two o'clock from Festiniog, and was received with ringing cheers. POLLING AT TOWYN. A correspondent writes-The polling was commenced about eight o'clock, when the liberal party were brought to the poll in strong batches. At ten o'clock their ma- jority was about sixty, which was about their highest number. About twelve o'clock a large number of con- servatives voted, and turned the majority in their favour about two o'clock, and at the close of the poll they had a majority of nineteen. Cars and omnibuses for both parties were started early to meet the voters. The con- veyances were distinguished by placards pasted upon them, some For Mr Holland's voters others Vote for CoL Tottenham." Two or three incidents occurred during the day that caused much mirth and cheering, The first was at one o'clock when the glorious news" from the different polling districts arrived, showing the conservatives in the minority of 465, which was hailed with prolonged cheering from the liberal party that caused the poll to be stopped for a few minutes. One of the conservative voters, who seemed to have forgotten his favourite candidate's name, when asked whom he voted for exclaimed Holl- but corrected himself and said Totnam," which was hailed with great cheering from his party. Another landowner whose political principles were nnknown, and who till a late hour refused to vote for either party, a few minutes before the close of the proceedings was brought to the polling booth between two liberals, which caused deafen- ing cheering among the liberals, and prevented him from recording his vote for some time. However silence was at last obtained by the voter's saying-" That if they would not be quiet he would net vote at all." The returning officer then asked him whom he voted for, when to the surprise and discomfiture of the liberals he exclaimed Cyrnol Totnam," which elicited loud cheering from the conservative party. The day passed in the most quiet and orderly manner, the utmost good humour prevailing among both parties. The Abergynolwyn brass band played several lively tunes at the close of the poll, and paraded the town till about eight o'clock, when they were conveyed home by the Talyllyn railway. The returning officer was F. Roberts, Esq., Aberystwyth the interest of the liberals was watched by Mr Jones, of Newtown, and that of the conservatives by Mr G. Jones Williams, of Dolgelley. THE OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF THE POLL was made on Monday at Harlech. The town presented quite a gay and animated appearance, its streets were thronged with crowds of people, and on all sides were dis- played banners aad devices having some bearing upon the occasion. The old castle, of which Mr Holland holds the not very responsible or onerous post of deputy constable, was gaily decorated with ifiags, and from the building of the quasi Town Hall, which also does duty as a joiner's shop, floated the Union Jack. The hustings, too, were gay with flags, and across the entrance to the principal, and almost single street of which the county town is able to boast, was displayed a large banner bearing the words Samuel Holland, Esq., M.P., for ever The speakers on the hustings had a noisy, and at times, deafening accompani- ment in the cannon firing with which the rocks re-echoed, and the din which pervaded the proceedings was further heightened by the performance of a brass band hailing from Penrhyndeudraeth. The proceedings, announced for twelve, did not commence until nearly one o'clock, the delay being occasioned partly by the late arrival of the train which brought the High Sheriff and other officials, and by the time which was occupied in casting up"th numbers in the polling books. Shortly after one o'clock Mr S. Holland appeared on the hustings, and was greeted with loud cheering by the vasfeetowd which had gathered. His supporters crowded the hustings to inconvenience, and-in- cluded Mr Chas. Edwards, chairman of the Liberal Central Committee, Mr Lavs-Jones Parry, M.P., Mr John Jones, Vron, Mr Wm. Casson, Plas-yn-Penrhyn, Mr Edward Breese, Mr Hugh Pugh, Pwllheli, Dr Pughe, Aberdovev, Rev. E. Morgan, Dyffrvn, Dr Roberts, Mr Thos. Roberts, C.E., Porto&oc, Mr Ed. Jones, Ship Hotel, Dolgelley, Mr Wm. Williams, Bala, Mr David Pugh, Dolgelley, Mr J. Hughes Jones, Aberdorey, Mr D. L. Lloyd, Towyn, Dr Phillips, Guy's Hospital, Mr John Meynck Jones, Dolgelley, Mr C. R. Jones, Llan- I fyllin, cum mullis aliis. The conservative party was con- spicuous by its absence, its sele representatives being Capt. L. H. Thomas, Caerffynon, and Major Johnson, agent for Mr Oakley. The high sheriff, Mr H. Robertson, presided, and in opening the proceedings said:—Gentle- men, electors of Merionethshire, and non-electors-it is my province now to declare to you the result of the poll. llt is as follows-For Mr Holland, ICO-(Ioiid cheers)—for Colonel Tottenham,< fi3; maj ority for Mr Holland 647 -(loud cheers)—and I now,ideclare Mr Sam at 1 Holland to be duly elected as a Knight of the Shire for the county of Merioneth. (Cheers.) The proclamation having been called three times by Mr Wm. Griffiths, the clerk to the Under Sheriff, the High Sheriff continued —I have received a better from the de- feated candidate, Col, Tottenham, explaining his absence. Its contents are as fouows:- Plas Berwyn, January 16th, 1870. Sly 4ear Sir,—I do net purpose attending the declaration of the f ell to-morrow, as my presence might tend to keep np electiooeering excitement, y- Inch it is desirafcle should cease as soon as possible. I write a line therefore to ftyplain the reason for my absence, and to assart you that it is net from any want of respect for the High Sheriff, or the electors of Merioneth- shire. J purpose returning thanks to those gentlemen who honoured me with their kiwi support, in per&on or by letter, before long. I am glad to have this opi$oi-tuni4> of acknowled- f'ng through you my deep gratitude for the kind reception which have met with from all parties during my short-canvass. (Signed) CHAS. '-TOTTENHAM. I have new to thank you far the very quiet and orderly manner in which you have oonducted yoursekes through- out the contest; your conduct has been most, creditable, and this, in.a county with a pcpulation of such numbers, is, I think, most remarkable and commendable- (Cheers.) I trust that things will now go on as usual; tkfct all un- pleasantness or personal feelings which may have arisen or displayed itself on either side, either by the victors or by the defeated, will speedily pass away and be forgotten. (Cheers.) Amidst great dkeering Mr Holland was then girt with the sword, and the indenture was signed by the Jligh Sheriff, by Mr Jones (Vron), Mr W. Casson, Mr Charles Edwards, Mr Edward Breese, Dr Roberts, Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., Mr Hugh Pugh, and by an elector from each polling district in the county. These formalities having been observed— Mr HOLLAND addressed the electors as follows—Mr High Sheriff, gentlemen, electors, and non-electors of the County of Merioneth It is, I can assure you, very diffi- cult for me to find words in which to express my thanks and my acknowledgment of the kindness which you have shewn me, of the reception which you have given me, and of the honour which you have done me in returning me as your member. (Cheers.) You have come forward so nobly, so largely, upon this occasion, that I de not know what I can say—how I can thank you for the honour which you have conferred upon me. We have fought a great battle, all of us. I have been the party whose name you have made use of in iChe struggle, and you have nobly and gloriously won the day. (Cheers.) l%e ma- jority, 647, by which you have returned me at the head of the poll, is such a majority as has, I think, been wtver before attained in any of the Welsh counties, and it sh«ws unmistakably that the sentiments and spirit of liberalism still prevail in this county, and to a greater extent than was supposed. (Loud cheers.) Although this is a large majority, the number would have been still greater had coercion not been practised, for there is no doubt that coercion was extensively used. (" Shame.") I know of many who would have come forward to record their votes for me, but they were told that by so doing they would lose their employment. Thus there were only about 2,600 voters who would come to the poll, (Hear, hear.) I felt very proud when I was selected as the candidate to fight your battle, but I feel still greater pride in being the suc- cessor to our lamented friend, Mr David Williams. He was a man of great talent, of great ability, and, if spared, would have made this county heard in Parliament, and the county would have been far better and more ably represented than it has been hitherto. I am afraid that you will be disappointed in me, for I can hardly expect to come up to his mark. However, as your representative, I will endeavour to do my duty as the member for the county, not for the liberals only, but for all parties, and I shall be happy to attend to the wishes of the whole of the constituency, whether the request or suggestion come from a liberal or a conservative. (Cheers.) It was to be ex- pected that the fcories would make a last struggle for the county; and this, I think, is the last they will ever make, or at least for a very long time. It was said that they were anxious to go to the poll to shew their strength. They have done so, and in shewing their weakness—(laughter and cheers)—they must be well satisfied that this is their last time, that they have lost political possession of Merion- ethshire for many long years.to come. (Cheers.) Before another occasion of this kind, I hope that the ballot will have passed into law, and this will protect the waverers, and those who are weak, and as coercion and intimida- tion cannot then prevail, this and other counties will for ever be insured to the liberal interest. (Cheers.) There are many measures which I named the other day, and to which reference is made in my address, but to which it is unnecessary that I should again allude. The measures which Mr Gladstone brings forward shall have my support, and at the same time local affairs shall have my close attention, and I shall at all times be glad to hear from either conservatives or liberals any suggestions, the carrying out of which will conduce to the benefit of the county. (Cheers.) I have really been taken so much aback in the whole affair, and have been received in such a hearty manner in all parts of the county, that I scarcely know what more I can say. I can only thank you most sincerely for the way in which you have received me throughout the contest, and for the manner in which you have fought this glorious battle. The election, I am glad to say, has been conducted peace- ably and quietly, and, as I hoped would be the case, there was no disturbance of any kind. (Cheers.) The Chief Constable, as he will tell you, reduced the police force on Saturday, when he found how admirably matters were being conducted. Mr Price, of Rhiwlas—(loud cheers, succeeded by a still heartier ex- pression for Mrs Price)—I hear, voted as he always did, for the conservative, and in going to and returning from voting he received such hearty cheers as showed him what the feeling of the people was; how they respected him for the honourable, straightforward line of conduct which he has pursued consistently throughout this election. (Loud cheers.) I wish that I could say the same of other gen- tlemen who supported Colonel Tottenham. (Hear, hear, and hearty gfoans for Sir Watkin and the Hon. Charles Wynn.) Mr Holland concluded his remarks in Welsh, and proposed a vote of thanks to the High Sheriff for pre- siding. Mr BREESE seconded the vote of thanks, and after com- plimenting the High Sheriff for the impartiality he had shewn, for the courtesy he had displayed, and for the ability with which he had discharged his duties, said- Before I conclude, I will say just one or two words upon the subject of this election. I have fought with my friends the good fight for the last eleven years. I began it when my relative, your late member, first came forward in 1859, and I did then, as a comparative boy, what I could towards securing his return. We were then unsuccessful. When the result of the poll was officially declared, he was lying on a bed of sickness, and it was then my lot, as it is now, to come forward and second the vote of thanks to the High Sheriff. Upon that occasion I was the sole-tbe only re- presentative of the liberal party who stood upon this platform. In seconding a vote of thanks to the High Sheriff, I remember well saying at that time, that though the liberals were beaten they were not conquered, and that the time would certainly come when we should have our innings. I do not claim any gift of prophesy, or any great amount of conjuring, but I thought I could see to the end of a straight lane. (Cheers and laughter.) Well, that day was rather long coming, but it came at last, with such a rush that our opponents dared not face it. (Cheers.) They have, apparently, been since very misguided. The gallant gentleman, who has been put forward as the tory candidate, and for whom I have much personal respect, has told us that a great conservative re- action had taken place—(hear, hear, and laughter)—that you had lost all confidence in Mr Gladstone—(renewed laughter) —and who do you think was his authority for all this? Why, Mr Whalley. (Laughter.) I leave Mr Whalley to settle his own account with Col. Tottenham for having thus misled him, and I do not envy Mr Whalley the reckoning. (Hear, hear.) He will sooner or later have to render his account to the electors of Peterborough, and I think it is well and proper they should know why a gentle- man representing a liberal constituency should have written the letter that Mr Whalley has written to Col. Tottenham, and of which public use has been made, in which he wants to persuade our opponents that there was a conservative reaction (Laughter.) It has been said also that the conservatives wanteu to know their real position in this county. Now, I appeal to you, have they not now ascertained their real position ? I would ask, where are they? (Hear, hear, and cheers.) What does this ma- jority of 647 mean ? (Cheers.) In vulgar parlance it means that they are just nowhere. (Laughter and cheers.) If they thought that there were conservative sympathies in this county, then I am very glad that you have con- vinced them so decisively that they were utterly and wholly mistaken. (Cheers.) I am glad that there was none of that apathy which was apprehended, that you came manfully to the poll to swell that great and trium- phant majority which returned Mr Holland, and that you have shewn the tories that they can never again hope to gain the county, but that you will have a man who repre- sents not only the sympathies of the people, but their true political sentiments in the House of Commons. (Loud cheers.) I do not think that the great party of obstruc- tion will be so badly advised as ever to try again; they will know that in this old county there are strong wills and vigorous minds and hearts, who will tell them, You shall not represent us unless your sympathies and feelings are identical with our own." (Cheers.) I have, in a small way, taken part in elections in other counties in Wales. I did my little in helping to fight the Carnarvonshire battle—(cheers)—and in the contest in Den- bighshire but in fighting in Merionethshire I especially feel that I am working with my brethren, that the sympathies of the people are with us, and that their hearts are strong in our cause. (Cheers.) The other side, like ourselves, having done battle for their principles, so let us respect them. (Hear, hear;) They have lost the day, and don't let us kick them when they are down. Let us treat them magnanimously:; let them have the opportu- nity of joining our ranks—in a few years there will be no ranks but ours (eheers) let us receive them with open arms; and, convincing tfcem of "the error of their ways," shew them that, in the present member, we have a gentleman who will represent all classes, all politics, and let us hope, all creeds. (Cheers.) Mr Breese con- cluded by formally seconding the vote of thanks, coupling with it the under-sheriff, Mr Wm. Griffith, of Glyn, whom he personally thanked for the excellent arrangements which he had made for the polling. The HIGH SHERIFF, after briefly acknowledging the compliment, called for three cheers for Mrs Holland, who, with a number of other ladies, was present during the pro- ceedings. Mr HOLLAND, M.P., having returned thanks for Mrs Holland, a cry was made for Mr CHARLES EDWARDS, who made a short but telling speech, which was loudly ,cheered. Capt. L. H. THOMAS, next presented himself, and after some difficulty a hearing was obtained for him. His re- • taarks, as far as could be caught by the reporters, were as follows :—Mr High Sheriff, brother electors, and gentle- tien—Personally I congratulate Mr Holland, and I beg to congratulate the liberal party in having made their selec- 'tion of a gentleman in every respect worthy of the honour he has now received. (Cheers.) Mr Holland and myself, as he has understood from the beginning, differ upon cer- taki points; Mr Holland is a liberal, while I claim for myself to be a liberal-conservative—(cheers and laughter)—and I will not concede to any liberal my desire and wish to see eqiialVights for all and for every class. (Cheers.) I regretted very. much that at the beginaing of this contest, I had to stand up against Mr Holland. I have known Mr Holland for many years. I respect and esteem him greatly, and I trust that I have done nothing of which I need feel ashamed. (Hear, hear.) I have always fought fair and above-board, and my conduct will, I trust and feel, not be attacked in any way. (Hear, hear.) I regard it as one of the glories of our great Constitution that we Isave'two parties, be they conservative or be they liberal. It is necessary that there should be a counterpoise, [A demand being made for Welsh, Captain Thomas con- tinued] Two heads are better than one, and I think it will be a bad day, when we have lost one party in the Constitution. Now the election isover, I hope that there will be as good feeling between us as there was before. We, like you, kave worked very haa*d for our own side, in defence of the principles and opinions which we thought were the best. (Cheers.) Major JoHNsoN next essayed to address the electors. For a few minutes he was assailed with an incessant cry of screw," and with great trouble a hearing was obtained. When quiet was restored, Major Johnson said :—I must ask Mr Holland to name those conservative landowners, whom he has accused of coercing their tenants! (Loud cries of "Sir Watkin, Rhtîg, Oakeley.") A regular Babel followed the query, and Major Johnson continued addressing the crowd in dumb show, the clamour being so great that mot a word could be heard by those persons who itood close to the speaker. When peace was restored, the High Sheriff said that such a question waa perfectly out of order, and should not have been put. Major Johnson again tried to force a hearing upon the crowd, but being unsuccessful, retired in favour of the Rev. Edward Morgan, who addressed the electors at great length. lIe was followed by Mr Love Jones-Parry, M.P., who exhausted the list of speakers. The crowd numbered perhaps 1,500, the number being greatly thinned towards the close by the rain. At the close of the proceedings, Mr Holland was chaired through the town, and then dragged home to Glanwillian, a distance of about seven miles. On the chairing" part of the proceedings the foltowing couplet was recited by Meurig Idris, a bard 'who enjoys a well known reputa- tion in the county- Gyda rhwysg yn y Gadair lion, Mawrwych yw marchawg Meirion The official return gave the liberal majority at 647, Col. Tottenham's majority at Corwen (where the numbers were 156 and 174, instead of those given above), being reduced to 18. At Dolgelley the numbers were 172 and 118. By the courtesy of Mr Elias, and Mr Poole, the district manager of the Cambrian Railways special facilities were afforded for teaching Harlech by train, at low fares, and were largely used.
A boy named Joseph Morgan had his leg so severely injured by a railway waggon passing over it at Llanidloes, that ampu- tation became necessary. The operation was performed, and the boy died from exhaustion. The consternntion caused in the neighbourhood of Glyn- dyfrdwy by the unaccountable disappearance of Mr Evan Jones, of Ty-isaf, has terminated in the sudden appearance of the missing man at his residence. The mystery surrounding the strange conduct of this man is explained by mental depression. It appears that he had been roaming the country round for a considerable distance, and he states that he was not even aware of his having gone astray until many days after leaving home. The daughter of Mr Charles Parry, a young woman of twenty years of age, who went astrav for a week, and caused great anxiety to her parents and friends, has also turned up.
i.i ABEKAS! vv i iL ri. FELONY.—On the night of the 17th instant some mali- cious person or persons entered into a garden belonging to Miss Margaret Lloyd, of the village of Llanbadarn, and stole two beehives, with bees. The thieves made their escape with their booty, and were traced as far as Rhiwlais by footprints across the fields to the turnpike road, and were then lost, the Toad being so wet after the heavy falls of rain, and nothing has since been heard of the offenders. Nothing more was heard of the thieves until Wednesday, when the police, while continuing their search, met a boy named David Lloyd, about seventeen years of age, who has the charge of the lodge -at the entrance to Penglaise. They were induced to look at his footmarks as he moved before them, and to their surprise found them exactly corresponding with the footprints which they had followed across the fields to Rhiwlais. They informed the boy of the theft, and took him to the lock-up, and on Thnrs- day, before Thos. Jones, Esq., he was remanded, on bail, until the Llanbadarn petty sessions, to be held on the 26th. The police were also ordered to take out summonses against persons very respectably connected in the neigh- bourhood, who were alleged to have been accomplices with the boy in stealing the beehives. POLICE BUSINESS, ToESDAY.—Before the Mayor and Thos. Jones. Esq. Drunkenness.—Edmund Watkins, a traveling chiropo- dist, was charged by P.C. Thomas with being drunk and riotous in Fountain-court, the previous night. Discharged on promising to leave tbe town.—Isaac Jones, farmer, Ty'ngelli, was charged with being drunk on the previous night. The defendant was found lying on the Cambrian Railway, nearly opposite the new Slaugbter-house. He was removed from his dangerous position by a man in the employ of the company, named Watson, who, at the re- quest of Mr Padmore, the station-master, handed him over to the custody of P.C. Thomas. The defendant said that he had taken a glass of whiskey just before leaving town, and this must have affected his head. Fined 5s., and costs. The Mayor remarked that it was a great pity the police could not get at those persons who turned people out of their houses in such a state. If any publi- can was brought before him on a charge of supplying a drunken man with liquor, he would be very severely dealt with. A Little Family Difference. -Captain John Richards, Australian Vaults, Princess-street, was charged with thrashing his wife.—P.C. David Davies said that the de- fendant was given into custody by his wife, on the pre- vious night, on a charge of assault.—When the case was called on, no wife appeared.—The magistrates, thinking the case one for inquiry, adjourned the bearing for a week. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, TuizsDAY. -Present: J, Matthews, Esq., Mayor; Messrs J. Pell, Thomas Jones, Philip Williams, J. P. Jones, Charles Hackney, D. Williams, J. Jones, Captain Lloyd, David Williams, John Williams; Mr W. H. Thomas, clerk; Mr Vaughan, surveyor. BilM.-The usual fortnightly bills were laid on the table. Upon one of these bills, a claim for B10 10s., made by Mr Zophar Humphreys, for taking the survey of the street for the new flagging, and for preparing the esti- mates, a question arose as to the liability of the Com- missioners, the order having been given by Mr Vaughan. The general feeling was that the matter was, in the first instance, between Mr Humphreys and Mr Vaughan, and then between the latter gentleman and the Commis- sioners. Mr Humphreys, who was present, said that he should fall back upon Mr Vaughan.
BARMOUTH. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Friday, January 14th, in the absence of magistrates and clerk, the business of the ses- sions stood over until after the election. WRECK IN CARDIGAN BAY.—A correspondent writing from Abersoch, North Wales, on January 15th, says :— The lifeboat Mabel Louisa, belonging to the National Lifeboat Institution, and stationed at this place, has happily been the means of saving the thirteen men who were sup- posed to have been lost from the ship Kenilworth, of Liverpool, which has been totally wrecked on St. Patrick's Causeway. It appears that the Barmouth lifeboat Ellen, which also belongs to the Lifeboat Society, went out yesterday to the wreck in a tremendous sea, and while the wind was blowing a gale from the westward. After a long struggle she got to it, anchored, and veered alongside, when a communication was effected and the shipwrecked crew commenced to lower themselves one by one into the sea, made fast to lines, and by those means eight of them were safely got into the lifeboat. By this time the gale had increased, and the sea risen fearfully, when suddenly the rope connecting the lifeboat to the ship parted, the boat's cable had to be cut, she drifted to leeward, and aE attempts at the time to get back to the wreck were unavailing, and the boat had to make for Pwllheli, which was safely reached. A message was then sent to the Abersoch lifeboat station, some distance to windward, asking that that boat might also be sent out to the aid of those who had been left on board the wreck. Some hours previously, it seems, information of a large vessel being in distress on the Sarn Badrig had reached Abersoch, and the lifeboat was immediately taken out and cruised about for some hours in search of the ship. The crew, however, failed to find it in the darkness, and they returned to shore meaning to go off again so as to be at the Sarn at daylight. When the Rev. O. Ll. Williams, the hon. secretary, heard the news from Pwllheli he pro- ceeded to Abersoch and found the lifeboat had just re- turned from her unsuccessful cruise. As soon as practi- cable he had the boat launched again, himself went out in her, and after a careful search for about three hours, the ship was sighted the boat's anchor was then let go and she went alongside, but not without some risk from the spars floating near. The thirteen men left on board were then safely got into the boat. It was dangerous work, as a big sea would come rolling over the bows of the ship, but fortunately no damage was done to the lifeboat. The shipwrecked men said that seeing now and then the red lights shown from the lifeboat was a great comfort to them. They had launched their boats, but when they got them over the side they were immediately smashed to atoms even if they could have got away from their vessel in them, they would undoubtedly have perished in the midst of the fearful seas. When the Abersoch lifeboat left, the ship was a complete wreck, being swept by every sea. The cargo consisted of 3,863 bales of cotton, and was valued at between -270,000 and 280,000. She was built at Thomaston, in the state of Maine, in 1855, and was con- sidered a very fine vessel. [A singular coincidence has transpired in connection with the loss of this vessel. About two years ago, the Wapella, a large American vessel belonging to Messrs Taylor, Tipper, and Co., was, when Liverpool bound, and with a cargo of cotton from New Orleans, wrecked on these identical rocks, and the captain and a number of the crew were drowned. A month or so back a French vessel, the Medoc, from Bordeaux shared a similar fate.] The crew saw the Institution's Barmouth and Portmadoc lifeboats going out to the wreck as they returned to the shore. The Abersoch boat has only %een about three months on its station. It was the gift of Robert Barnes Esq., of Man- chester, through the Lifeboat Society's branch in that city. The crew are highly pleased with the admirable manner in which their boat behaved. On Friday morning the Institution's Cotton Sheppard lifeboat, at the adjoin- ing station of Porthdinllaen, brought ashore the crew of three men from the schooner Gronant, of Carnarvon.
DOLGELLEY. THE DGLSERAU REJOICINGS.—In our account of these rejoicings we accidentally omitted to state that the offiee and residence of the publisher of the Dydd were decorated in honour of the occasion. In long lists of decorations omissions invariably occur, and to attribute them to any- thing but accident is simply absurd. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, Jan. 18.—Before L. Williams, Esq., Colonel Bunbury, C.B., and John Vaughan, Esq. Drunk and Riotous.-David Roberts, labourer, of Dol- gelley, was charged with being drunk and riotous in this town on the lstinst. Fined 5s., and 7s. 6d. costs.—John Jones, labourer, of the same place, was charged with a similar offence at the same time and place. Fined 5s., and 6s. 6d. costs.—Robert Evans, shoemaker, was also charged with a similar offence on the same day, and fined 2s. 6d., and 6s. 6d. costs. Larceny. —Edmund Williams, a labourer, was charged with stealing a quantity of yarn, the property of Mr Evan Jones, farmer, Cefnrowen, near Dolgelley, on the 14th of December last.—Margaret Jones said: I am the wife of Evan Jones, of Cefnrowen. I recollect the night of the 14th of December last. We went to bed on that night at about ten o'clock, all except Margaret Owen, our servant. She was up about half an hour after us. There are two doors to oar house on the ground floor-one in the front, and the other at the back. We used to bolt the doors at night. The back-door was bolted before I went to bed. I had twenty-seven hanks of woollen yarn placed to dry in the dairy, at the back part of the house, and near to the back-door. I had placed the yarn on a pitch- fork, one end of which was lying on the table, and the other end on a hogshead. Margaret Owen get up first on the following morning. I first discovered that the yarn was missing after breakfast, about eight o'clock. All the hanks were missing except one, which was all that was left us.—Margaret Owen said I am in service at Cefn- rowen. I remember Tuesday night, the 14th ult My mistress had gone to bed that night before me, and I fol- lowed her in about half an hour. I only bolted the front door on that night. The back-door was already bolted, and is usually kept bolted, especially at this time of the year. I saw the yarn safe in the dairy about six o'eloek in the evening. I did not notice if it was there at a later hour. I got up first on the following morning, about six o'clock. I noticed that the back-door had been opened; it was wide open when I saw it. I went back into the house, as I was afraid of going out, it being dark. I cannot say how the door was opened. It had been bolted with a wooden bolt. There is a hole in the door near to the bolt. A small hand might be thrust through the hole and open the door. I could open the door that way from the outside, and I did so the following morning when I tried. I lost a petticoat, which was hanging near the door, that night, and I did not find it afterward&-Evan Evans said: I live at Dolgelley, and am a weaver. I re- reived six hanks of yarn from Robert Griffith, shoemaker, in this town. I cannot say on what day I received them, but I should think between the 15th and 20th of December last-some time about the Dolgelley fair day. He brought the yarn to me to be weaved into a petticoat for his wife. Inspector O. Jones came to me some days ago for the yarn, and I gave it up to him.—Robert Griffith said I bought some hanks of yarn some time ago. I can't remember how many hanks, but I bought them in three lots. The first lot I bought from Griffith Thomas some time before Christmas; it was the night when there was a lot singing for the best for a kettle near the bridge. I gave him Is. 6d. for the lot. I think that the lot con- sisted of four hanks. The prisoner came to my workshop the night after, and after sitting there for an hour until some chaps went out, he asked me if I had bought some yarn from Griffith Thomas, I said "Yew," He said he it. I bought some trom mm LVI. hanks, and I gave him the money for it. I asked prisoner if he had come by it honestly; and told him that if I heard any enquiries about the matter, I would split upon him at once. He said it was perfectly honest. I did not take the whole of the yarn to the weaver; my wife kept a Sart of it in the house, and she delivered that to Inspector ones.—Griffith Thomas said: I remember taking some yam to Robert Griffith's house. I believe it was three banks. I got them from the prisoner, Edmund Williams. This was on the 23rd of December last. Prisoner came to my house about one o'clock that day, and went with me down to the town. On the wa) he told me he had a lot of yam for making stockings, and asked me if I would sell some for him. I said I would do my best. He asked me where he should meet me. I said I would go to the nailer's shop. He went back home, and in a short time came to the nailer's shop, and we went out together. He pulled the yarn from his pocket and gave it me, and I took it in my hand and offered it to several; and eventu- ally sold the lot to Robert Griffith. He gave me Is. for it. I thought it was not worth more than that.—In- spector Jones said: I now produce the yarn which I received from Evan Evans on Monday night, the 10th inst.-mix hanks. On the following day I found two hanks in Robert Griffith's house, which I also produce. After taking the prisoner into custody, on the same day, the 11th, I searched his lodgings, and in a box belonging to him I found two hanks and a ball, which I also produce. The other hank is a sample which I obtained at Cefn- rowen, and the only hank left there.—Margaret Jones, recalled, said I have now examined the yam produced, and know it; it is my property. I had tied the hanks with this white woollen thread. I have no doubt what- ever that it is my property, and a part of what was taken from our house.—The prisoner declined to ask questions of any of the witnesses; and said that he found the hanks on the road and picked them up, and had disposed of them as he thought he had a perfect right to do.—Pri- soner was committed for trial at the next assizes, in March.
CORWEN. RENT AUDIT.—Mr Owen Jones, the respected agent to the Rhtlg estate, was engaged on Tuesday and Wednesday in receiving the rents of this extensive property. The tenants partook of a sumptuous spread at the Owen Glyndwr Hotel, provided by the worthy host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Moltby, who maintained their well-recognised character as caterers. The Hon. Charles H. Wynn, the owner of the estate, presided, and delivered interesting speeches on agricultural and other topics. COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY, Jan. 18.—Before T. Humphreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. There were fifty-nine cases entered for this court, the majority of which were undisputed and disposed of by the registrar. The New Bankruptcy Act.-His Honour thought that there was some doubt as to the jurisdiction of this court in matters of bankruptcy, under the new Act. He would accordingly adjourn the bankruptcy cases until the next court, when no doubt a decision would be given in the matter. Judgment in Default. Hugh Hughes v. Henry Hewhntan.-This was a claim for certain goods, house- hold furniture, stock, and book debts, of John Roberts, of Corwen.—Mr Marcus Louis, who appeared for the de- fendant. stated that a distress warrant was obtained, and on the 23rd of November the bailiff levied, and he ought to have sold on the 29th. The goods were eventually sold, and the proceeds were now in the hands of the court. Whilst in possession the bailiff received a notice from the plaintiff, Hugh Hughes, claiming the goods under a bill of sale. On the 30th the debtor filed a petition under an adjudication in bankruptcy in this court. The defendant had been summoned here to-day, and as the "plaintiff did not appear, Mr Louis applied to his Honour for judgment. —His Honour said it appeared to him that the case was brought before him as an interpleader, the claimant being Hughes.—Mr Louis: Hughes has withdrawn. His Honour: Then it appears to me that there is no case. Mr Louis I am here as defendant; I am told in the sum- mons that the claim will be adjudicated upon; I appear .and ask your Honour's judgment on the claim. His Honour, after going over the case, thought defendant was entitled to judgment.—Mr O. Davies Hughes, who repre- sented the high bailiff, contended that the summons was issued at the instance of the registrar.—The Registrar said the summons was issued by order of the high bailiff.- His Honour: Mr James issued it as registrar, and nothing more. -Mr Hughes suggested an adjournment.—Mr Louis: If so, at your expense. -His Honour gave judg- ment for the execution creditor, with the usual allowances. A Reminder. -Mr D. Pugh, Dolgelley, said he appeared in the case "in re Llewellyn Jones," in bankruptcy. He believed that at the instance of Judge Johnes the case had been adjourned. He (Mr Pugh) had received no notice of the adjournment, and he appeared here to-day on behalf of the bankrupt. He was not complaining, but at the same time he wished to make it known to the court that he had come from Dolgelley this morning to appear for the bankrupt in the case. It had been adjourned, and he had never heard of the adjournment until coming into court.—His Honour thought that notice of adjournment ought always to be issued.—The Registrar stated that he was not aware of an adjournment having taken place until late last evening. Ejectment.—Grertrude Jane Mary Lloyd v. Hugh Robert,s.-This was an action brought to recover posses- sion of a cottage and premises called Erwdalar, in the parish of Llansaintffraid-Glvn-Dyfrdwy, and in the occu- pation of the defendant. Mr O. Davies Hughes, for the plaintiff.-Mr Hughes, in opening the case, stated that the cottage oocupied by the defendant was originally let to a man named Poulson, who had been served with a notice to quit, and left last March.—Alexander Reid was called and stated that he acted as agent to the plaintiff, Mrs Lloyd, of Rhaggatt. A farm called Cilewrych was let to Edward Poulson, Erwdalar, and the cottage occu- pied by the defendant was part of the property that was let to Edward Poulson. Poulson's tenancy ex- pired on the 25th of March, 1869, in accordance with a notice duly served upon him. Witness had not a copy of the notice to quit; it had been lost. Witness had made every search for the copy of the notice, but had failed to find it. Poulson left under the notice that was served upon him. Notice to quit was served upon Poulson pre- viously to the 29th Sept., 1869.—His Honour How do you know the notice was given to Poulson ?—Witness I sent it by my nephew.—His Honour You ought to have your nephew here; supposing it had been Poulson that had refused to give up possession, you would then have had to prove the service of the notice.—Mr Hughes thought that the service of the notice had been clearly proved.—His Honour: It appears that the notice was given to the witness's nephew, but whether that notice reached Poulson or not has not yet been proved.—Mr Hughes Poulson left under that notice.— His Honour You don't know that. -Witness: Poulson served notices to quit on both of the under tenants. His Honour said the most important point was the proof of the service of notice to quit on Poulson, and not the under tenants; he thought the person who served the notice on Poulson ought to be present.-His Honour accordingly adjourned the case to the next court. These were the only cases of interest to the public.
LLANDINAM. A VISIT TO EGYPT AND PALESTINE.—Mr David Davies, of Vroneirian, and Mr Falshaw, two of the directors of the Cambrian Railways, with a couple of friends, visited Egypt on the oceasion of the recent opening of the Suez Canal. While in the East, the party made a short tour in the Holy Land, and the journey altogether occupied nine weeks. With an observant eye and a practical mind, Mr Davies did not neglect any opportunity to elicit in- formation as to the lands in which he sojourned and the people by whom they are inhabited. Last Friday week, in the Llandinam Chapel, Mr Davies gave from the memo- randa that he had jotted down a narrative which was listened to with the deepest interest and gratification by an audience which crowded the chapel. The narrative occupied fully two hours, and disposed of the memoranda in reference to Egypt; so that the remainder, descriptive of the Holy Land, was reserved for a future lecture. The Rev. Mr Nicholas, Baptist minister at Caersws, presided. Mr Davies commenced with a succinct sketch of the over- land journey, from Marseilles, and then he gave, in rapid succession, graphic descriptions of the landing at Alex- andria, his impressions of the population, their dress and habits, the trade of Alexandria, its houses and streets, the size and population of Egypt, the climate and soil, the Nile, the canals and roads, the cultivation of the land and remarkably rapid succession of crops, the mode of brickmaking, the dwellings, dress, and habits of the country people, the stock of the agriculturists (including camels), the Egyptian exportations, the laws, taxes, and wages, the cost aad mode of living, the construction of railways and canals and the traveling upon them, the population, buildings, and thoroughfares of Cairo, the situation and waterworks of the place, the mosques and religious worship, Egyptian tombs and mode of burial, the pyramids, ancient tombs, and route to them, the breadth and cultivation of Upper Egypt, its trees and their fruit, the desert, and the route of the Israelites. MrJiasies-then., briefly described the Suez Canal, and gave pttMstical details of its size, cost, and prospects. His opinion is, that the canal, as a financial speculation, will never ve remunerative, and that to render it suitable for anything like the purposes contemplated by its pro- jector, it must be at once made both wider and deeper, while the costly and effective machinery is available. On the proposition of Mr Woolley, of Llandinam, a vote of thanks was accorded with acclamation to Mr Davies for his interesting lecture. At the termination of the proceedings there was handed to Mr Davies a memorial, signed by Mr Alexander Walker, locomotive superin- tendent of the Cambrian Railways, and the whole of the employes at the Cambrian Works and Railway Station at Oswestry, requesting that the lecture might be given at Oswestry on behalf of the Institute connected with the Cambrian Works. Mr Davies has kindly acceded to the request, and therefore, that so good an institution may receive the fullest advantage, we forbear for the present from publishing the substance of the discourse in fuller detail.
LLANWRIN. FOUND DROWNED.—On Tuesday, the 11th, an inquest was held at Ty-ucha, before D. R. Pughe, Esq., coroner, on a dead body, which had been found in the river Dovey on the previous day, and which had been identified as that of Ann Evans, Pen-y-geulan, Cemmaes, who was missed frome her home on Thursday evening, the 6th inst. The evidence was as follows :—William Williams I live at Brynmelyn, which is a mile from the river. I was going through the river yesterday, about five o'clock in the afternoon, on horse back, opposite to Penybont, and, above me, near the Cemmaes side of the river, I saw a dead body-that of the deceased. I called the servant of Pwysnant to help me, and we got the body out and took it in a cart to Llanwrin. I saw Ann Evans last alive at Cemmaes, to the best of my recollection, about two months ago. I do not remember hearing anything about her, at front ot ner, ana we upcucvt *v, it— £ 2 in silver. I took charge of that and now produce i t. -P.C. Thomas, stationed at Cemmaes The deceased iived alone. Pen-y-geulan is composed of two cottage in one of whichthedeceasedlived, and in the otherEllenEvans, with her two children, her husband having left her about six years ago. Ellen Evans is about thirty-five years of and her children eight and fourteen respectively. ren-y-geulan is about twenty yards from the river. I saw deceased last Thursday morning, and again in the evening at church. She went out of church al>out a quarter to ei;ht o'clock. I saw nothing of her afterwards. I first was informed of her being missing at half-past eleven yes- terday morning. I went to examine her house, by the magistrate's orders, and found she was not there. All her things were undisturbed her bed was unmade. Her neighbours had heard nothing of her since Thursday night last. Ellen Evans was in all that evening. She heard her go to church, but heard nothing of her after- wards. It was very dark and wet on Thursday night. She might have missed her way in going home and fallen into the river. She was considered sane by all her neigh- bours but she was rather peculiar in her manner. She was about sixty-four years of age. She received 2s. 6d. per wet.k, parish relief, and was in the habit of going aHout begging. She had some very good relations. Ver- dict, "Found drowned."
LLANDRILLO. MARRIAGE OF MR E. JARRETT, PLASYN- FARDRE, TO MISS JONES, THE EAGLES, LLANARMON. On Tuesday, the 11th instant, the farmers, tradesmen, and other inhabitants of Llandrillo, were "all alive," owing to the marriage of Mr Edward Jarrett, only son of Mr Richard Jarrett, Plasynfardre, Llandrillo, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr Jones, Eagles Hotel, Llanarmon-dyffryn-ceiriog. The marriage ceremony was performed at Llanarmon Church, by the Rev. Reginald Hughes, vicar of Glyn- ceiriog. The young couple, amidst cheering and firing of guns and cannons, left in a close carriage drawn by a pair of grey horses decorated with rosettes, to meet the 5.20 train at Gobowen for the metropolis. A public dinner took place at the Schoolroom, Llan- drillo, on the same day, in honour of the wedding. The room was beautifully decorated with rosettes, &c., and just as the friends and well-wishers of the young pair entered, the cannons thundered out their joyful salute, and all the village was in a state of excitement. Amongst those who took tickets for the dinner, we find the names of the following gentlemen:—The Rev. J. Wynne, vicar, Llandrillo (two tickets), Mr W. Williams, solicitor, Bala, Mr James Moltby, Corwen, Mr E. James, solicitor, Corwen, Mr R. White, Rbydyglaves, Mr Roberts, auctioneer, Corwen, Mr Pritchard, Plasyndinam, Mr Roberts, Tyfos, Mr O. Davies Hughes, solicitor, Corwen, Mr Jones, Brynmelyn, the Rev. J. Williams, Tynycoed, Rev. J. Davies, Nerquis, Mr Roberts, Llawrcilan, Mr Jones, Coedmoelfa, Mr Ellis Jones, grocer, Tynygroes, Mr Owen Roberts, parish clerk, Mr Jones, Postoffice, Mr J. Evans, hosier, Llandrillo, Mr John Roberts, Tyny- groes, Mr Phillips, Tynfach, Mr Evans, Pale, Mr Parsons, stationmaster, Cynwyd, Mr H. Davies, Tyncae, Mr D. Evans, Moelisgoedwig, Mr R. Evans, Llechwedd, Mr J. Davies, joiner, Llan; Mr J. Hughes, bootmaker, Llan, Mr D. Davies, builder, Llan, Mr Parry, Tanygraig, Mr H. Davies, Brauasucha; Mr D. L. Evans, The Schools, Mr Owen Williams, Llan, Mr Hughes, Drovers' Arms, Mr Thomas Hughes, Glyn, &c. After the cloth was removed, Mr O. D. Hughes was voted to the chair, and Mr Jones, Brynmelyn, to the vice-chair. The folowing toasts were proposed from the chair The Queen," The Prince and Princess of Wales and all the Royal Family," "The Bishop and Clergy and Ministers of all Denominations," The High Sheriff of the County of Merioneth, The Lord Lieutenant and all the Magistrates of the County of Merioneth. Next came the toast of the day, viz., "Mr and Mrs Jarrett, the Bridegroom and Bride." This was drunk with thundering cheers. Mr Jones, Brynmelyn, here read some Welsh verses, composed for the occasion by Dewi Hafhesp; and then followed a song by Mr Jones, Coedmoelfa, "Y Ferch a garaf fi." The Vice- Chairman next proposed the health of Mr and Mrs Jarrett, Plasynfardre, and of Mr and Mrs Jones, Llan- armon, after which he gave a song, "The Fine Old English Gentleman." The next toast was the" Agri- cultural Interest of Edeirnion by the Chairman, which was acknowledged by Mr Jones, Coedmoelfa. Then followed The Town and Trade of Llandrillo," responded to by Mr Jones, Postoffice, who said that Llandrillo was not the least amongst the towns of Merionethshire, and pointed out its Mayor, Town Clerk, Town Council, Bank, and other institutions, which were equalled by few and excelled by none. (Great cheers.)—Song by Mr Evans, Pale, "Cymru Lan Gwlad y GDn. "-The next toast was, The Ladies," Mr H. Davies, Branasucha, respondiug with a suitable song.—The health of Mr, Mrs, and Miss Hughes, Drovers' Arms, was next proposed by the Chairman, who alluded to the excellent dinner they had had that evening.—Mr Jones. Coedmoelfa, answered for Miss Hughes.—Then followed a song, "Cartref," by Mr J. Daves, joiner.—" The Chairman and Vice-Chairman" were next proposed and acknowledged by those gentlemen, who, with Mr Jones, Postoffice, delivered very appro- priate speeches during the evening, and amused the com- pany much.—Great credit is due to Mr and Miss Hughes for the able manner in which they provided the dinner, which was an excellent one.
WELSHPOOL. THE LATE MAYOR.—FUNERAL SERMON.—On Sunday evening last, according to previous announcement, a sermon was preached at the Congregational capel, New- street, with reference to the death of the late Mayor, Mr Parker. The chapel was crowded in every part long before the time for commencing the service, and great numbers had to go away for want of room. The devo- tional part of the service was conducted by the Rev. Henry Marton. The sermon was preached by the Rev. D. Rowlands, B.A., minister of the place, who took for his text part of the 25th verse of the 18th chapter of Genesis, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" The anthem selected for the occasion was taken from the 14th chapter of Job the hymns were the 944th (Congre- gational Hymn Book), "Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;" 549th, Rock of Ages cleft for me;" and 281st, "God moves in a mysterious way." The musical part of the service was under the leadership of Mr Moms Evans. In the course of his sermon the preacher said, -My Christian Friends You all, no doubt, expect me to say something before we part about our departed brother, to whose memory we are assembled this evening to pay our last tribute of respect. It is a matter of great diffi- culty to me, on an occasion like this, to speak at all; yon must therefore excuse me for being somewhat brief. I always think that anything like extravagant praise of a man recently gone to the world of realities-the world where every man is valued according to his real worth—is de- cidedly out of place. In the present instance I think it would be doubly so, knowing, as I do, the great repug- nance which our departed friend had to everything of the kind. Let me, therefore, carry out the sprit of what Mark Antony said at the funeral of his friend Caesar— I come to bury Csesar, not to praise him. High-sounding phrases are neither kind to the dead nor edifying to the living; the silent tear, shed from the fulness of the heart, shows greater respect to the memory of the departed than all the eulogies in the world. Our friend's history is well known to you all, and therefore need not be recounted here. During the last forty years his name has been so intimately associated with our town that most of us regarded him almost as a part of the town itself. It will be a long time before we can reconcile our- selves to his absence. For the last twenty-five years he held a seat in the Town Council; and it is no disparage- ment to his brother Councillors to say that he was second to none of them in his zeal to promote the interests of the borough. After he was elected to the office of chief magistrate, his principal care was to use his inflence for the public good. One of the last acts of his life was, his endeavour to get the public-houses closed on the Lord's day, He looked forward to the first Sunday in January with intense interest, for on that day he expected to see his cherished object fully accomplished. Little did he or we think that that was to be his first Sunday in another world But it is to his religious character that I specially wish to draw your attention now. On this point, how- ever, I shall not speak myself, but shall read to you a paper prepared for this occasion by Mr John Morris, late of this town, and now of Haodsworth. I feel great plea- sure in reading this paper, because it is the testimony of an independent witness-a member of another denomina- tion.—Mr Rowlands here read the paper, and then pro- ceeded—There is another point on which I wish to speak a few words before I close these remarks—on which it would be imprudent to speak more than a few words on the present occasion. I thought once of passing it over in silence, but justice to our dear brother's memory compels me to speak. You are all well aware that he was a Non- conformist he was a Nonconformist from conviction he was a Nonconformist, not merely because he had inherited his principles from others, but because he had thought them out for himself. He believed that religion was an affair between man and his oonscience, with which no priest, nor council, nor government, had a right to inter- fere. He believed that all men had equal rights as re- garded religion, and that no sect had a right to domineer over the rest. He respected every man's honest con- victions, to whatever denomination he might belong, whether Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Wesleyan, or Inde- pendent but what he contended for was religious equality, religious liberty, and the universal brotherhood of men. In this respect he was a true Nonconformist; for these are the eternal principles which we endeavour to teach and uphold-principles for which we make great sacrifices, and would make greater sacrifices still, for we hold them dearer than life itself. But why do I refer to this matter now ? I need not tell you. Many of you have not been in this church since you accompanied him here in his official capacity on the second Sunday in November. You came here then to express your appro- bation of the noble stand which he made for his principles on that occasion; and from the bottom of my heart I thanked you for it then, and do again thank you now. You admired his conduct—and not only you, but I believe the country at large admired it—indeed no man in whom was left the least particle of manliness could have helped admiring it. All honour then to his memory May he rest in perfect peace-may the winds tlow softly over his grave—and may that martyr-spirit which he so largely possessed descend abundantly upon the rising generation at Welchpool I
A little child, named Mary Vaughan, has been burnt to death at Trefeglwys. The very extensive distillery now being erected at Bel- fast, with all recent improvements for the manufacture of Irish whisky, by Messrs DGNVILLE & Co., who have gained a world-wide celebrity for thei fint old Irish whisky, is to be called The Royal Irish Distillery