r< A IWRTFTAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. XTOT^ FS HEREBY GIVEN that the Twelfth N HALFYEARLY Ordinary MEETING ofthe n Company will be held, pro forma, ^S'oompaiv^Offices. Oswestry, on MONDAY, the M the Go?^f3DBTJAR'X instant, at Two o'clock in the 88th day of FE to the same place and hour on Afternoon, and Adjo^edJtotne there and then to be General Business of the ^Th?Si.sfer Booto will be Closed torn the 19th to the 28th i™ I)cpth days inclusive. VANE, Chairman. R D PRYCE, Deputy Chairman. GEO- LEWIS, Secretary. Company's Offices, Oswestry, 10th February, 1870. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. FEBRUARY TRAINS. rUHFRE WILL BE NO ALTERATION IN THE ^elthich ^UL&Eit»instead of 3.40 p.m. No Fresh Time Bills will E. ELIAS. TO BUILDERS.. 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THE CREDITORS of the above Company are JL required on or before the Twenty-eighth- day of February, 1870, to send their Names and Addresses, and the particulars of their Debts or Claims to the under- signed, Robert Woodford, the Liquidator, acting in the voluntary winding up of the said Company, at No. 89, Foregate-street, Chester, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution of the Assets of the said Company. Dated this Eighth day of February, 1870. ROBERT WOODFORD, Liquidator. CALVINISTIC METHODIST CHAPEL, LLANDDERFEL. ""YTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a separate _J3I building, named Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, situate at Llandderfel, in the parish of Llandderfel, in the county of Merioneth, in the district of Bala, being a Building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 5th day of February, 1870, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 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LIVERPOOL CORN.—TUESDAY. Wheat Slow Sale, at FULL PRICES of FRIDAY Last. Flour dull; no change. Beans, Is. per qr. cheaper. Oats and oatmeal neglected. Indian corn, 3d. to 6d. lower than last market. Round Yellow, 16s. Od. to 27s. 6d. LONDON, MONDAY.—There was a great falling off in Oats last week, the other supplies being fair. Exports: 320 qrs. Wheat, 130 qrs. Barley, 65 qrs. Oats. English Wheat 6,619 qrs., foreign 19,924 qrs. There was a better show of Wheat on the Es-ex and Kentish stands this morning, but with mild damp weather the trade was slow, at a reduction of 2s. to 8s. per qr. In foreign also but little was passing, and the rates made were at Is. to 2s. per qr. less money, more especially in low qualities. Country Flour 21,298 sacks; foreign do. 1,024 sacks 1,458 brls. The trade was excessively heavy throughout. Norfolks as well as all other country marks were down Is. per sack. Foreign sacks partici- pated in the decline, and barrels were down 6d. Maize 22,741 qrs. This grain, from the large supply, was Is. per qr cheaper. British Barley, 3,856 qrs.; foreign, 12,142 qrs. Business in all qualities was limited, malting sorts being Is. per qr. lower, and grinding 6d. In Malt scarcely anything was doing, excepting in the finest qualities, at about former rates. English Oats, 398 qrs.; foreign 15,633 qrs. Notwithstanding the small supplies, all descriptions gave way 6d. per qr. English Beans 888 qrs., foreign none. New English wera again down Is. per qr. Native Peas 451 qrs., foreign 121 qrs. White Peas would only sell at lower rates.
CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. Shillings r qr. Wheat, Essex and Kent (white), old 45 to 48 Ditto, ditto new 38 46 Wheat, Essex and Kent ired) old 44 46 Ditto, ditto new 36 42 Wheat, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire (red) old ..45 47 Ditto, ditto ditto new 86 42 Barley 27 39 Beans 32 34 Oats, English feed n 18 23 Flour. ner sack of 2801b, Town, Households, 37s. to 43s. WARWICK, SATURDAY.—There was a fair attendance at this market, the business in wheat being 3d. per bag under former quotations. Red wheat was worth from 15s. to 15s. 3d. per bag, and white ditto from 16s. to 16s. 6d. There was a considerable quantity of seed beans on offer, for which from 18s. to 19s. were asked; other beans were worth 16s. per bag. WORCESTER, SATURDAY.—At this day's market there was a very short supply of wheat from the farmers, but the sales made were at a decline of fully Is. per qr., but sellers generally pre- ferred taking their samples back. Fine barley dull, secondary lower. Beans tending downward. More inquiry for peas. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.-Our corn market was fairly sup- plied with samples of wheat, which changed hands at 2s. per qr. less on inferior qualities, and Is. per qr. on fine. Barley and oats came slowly to hand, and former rates were easily establish- ed. Beans a little cheaper. LEICESTER, SATURDAY.—The attendance of buyers and sellers was fair, and the show of wheat moderate. The trade ruled healthy, and sales took place at Is. to 2s. per qr. less money. Barley in some cases easier to purchase. Business for oats and beans quiet, at late rates. BRIDGNORTH, SATURDAY.—There was a full attendance of farmers, dealers, and millers. There were but few samples of barley exhibited, and on the whole business done was small. At the close of the market the following were the quotations:- White wheat, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 8d. per bushel of 721b; red wheat, from 5s. 8d. to 6s. 2d. per bushel of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 8d. per 38qts.; grinding barley, Its. 10d. to 15s. per 10sc. Beans, 15s. Od. to 16s. Od. per bag of lOsc. Seed peas, from 18s. to 19s. per bag of lOsc. Oats, 12s. Od. to 15s. Od per bag of 8sc. Indian corn, 13s. Od. to 13s. 4d. per sack of lOsc. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—The following were the prices:— White wheat, 6s. 9d. to 7s. lid. per 751b red, 6s. 2d. to 6s. 6d. oats, per sack of Use. 101b, 16s. 6d. to 18s. Od.; beans, per 12sc., 18s. Od. to 19s. Od.; peas, per Use. 101b, 17s. Od. to 18s. 6d.; bar- ley, malting, per 88 quarts, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 9d.; grinding, per 13sc. 101b, 19s. to 20s.; malt, per imp. bushel, 8s. to 8s. 6d. Not much activity at this market. WELSHPUOL, MONDAY.- Quotations: -Wheat (per 801bs.) 6s. 8d. to 6s. 10d.; old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 40 qts.), 4s. 9d. to 5s. 3d.; Oats, (per bag), 17s. to 20s. Od.; Eggs, 14 for Is.; Butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per lb.; Fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; Ducks, 4s. 0d. to 5s. 0d. Potatoes, 3s. Od. to 8s. 6d. per bushel. Geese, 5s. each.
CATTLE. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—Our market was pretty well sup- plied with beef, which changed hands at prices ranging from 6!d. to 7d. per lb. Mutton a slow sale, and quite as dear. Very little doing for pork, which chauged hands at 7d. to 7!d. Veal scarce, and high in price. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 6,456 head. In the corresponding week in 1869 we received 2,925; in 1868,1,211; in 1867, 7,456; and in 1866, 6,816 head. The arrival of both Beasts and Sheep to this morning's market were moderately ex- tensive; but the supply of really choice animals was short. This fact, coupled with the higher prices cutrent for dead meat this morning, imparted a firmer tone to the trade; but there was not much activity in the market. From our own grazing district? the arrivals of Beasts were comparatively small; and those from Norfolk showed a decided falling-off in condition. Our top quotations of 5s. 2d. must be regarded as quite an ex- treme figure for even the best Scots and Crosses; the more general price for really good Beasts being 5s. per 81b. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire we received about 1,150 Scots and crosses; from other parts of England, including Lincolnshire, 620 of various breeds; from Scotland, 195 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, about 820 oxen. With sheep the market was fairly supplied, and a good proportion of the arrivals was clipped. There was a better tone in the trade than on Monday last, and really choice Sheep in the wool realized a trifle more money. Best Southdowns may be quoted at 5s. 8d. to 5s. 10d. per 81b. Lambs were very dull. There was a large supply for the early season, and prices re- ceded to about 7s. per SIb. Calves and Pigs were inactive on barely former terms. LIVERPOOL, MONDAY.—The stock on offer consisted of 2,80o beasts and 7,w9 sheep. There were fewer beasts than last wt>ek; sheep about the same. The quality of both was of a better class. Buyers were numerous, but sales slow. Nearly all sold at the close. QllOtations :-Best beasts, 71cl. to 8d.; second best, 6!d. to 7 £ d.; inferior, 4d. to 6d.; sheep, 7d. to 9d. per lb.
MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 351 firkins Butter and 2,740 bales Bacon, and from foreign ports 22,276 packages Butter and 826 bales Bacon. In the Irish Butter market there was no change to notice during the week. Foreign met a steady sale with little change in value, excepting in Dutch, which declined to 132s. to 134s. The Bacon market ruled steady; a fair business transacted in best Waterford meat at 71s. to 728. on board, and closed firm. WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY.—We have only the usual re- tail trade at this season of the year, and the market continues without change. Yearlings of fine quality sell at late rates; new are rarely offered. LONDON SEED, MONDAY.—Small lots of English Cloverseed still come out, and fine qualities bring high prices. Foreign samples of red realized fully as much money. White descrip- tions remain scarce, and are very dear. Fine English Trefoil was held rather higher, and foreign sorts supported prices firmly. There was no quotable change either in brown or white Mustard-seed. Choice Canary-seed was rather dearer, with a good sale. Foreign Tares were in steady demand at more money. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—No material alteration has taken place in the general position of the market. The business doing, although not extensive, has been to a fair extent, and the quo- tations have ruled firm. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. S. d. to S. d. FLEECES—Southdown hoggets per lb. 1 01 11 Half-bred ditto 14 15 Kent fleeces 1 3 1 8 Southd'n ewes and wethers 10 1 if Leicester ditto „ 1 2J 1 8| SORTS—Combing 1 1 4i Clothing 1 4 1 41 LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—During the past week the arrivals both coastwise and by rail are still in excess of the demand. The trade continues very dull, and prices declining. The import into London last week consisted of 939 bags 155 sacks from Antwerp, and 50 barrels from Odessa. The following are this day's quotations:— English bhaws 70s. to 85s. per ton. I English Regents 100s. to 110s. „ English Rocks 60s. to 75s. „ Scotch Regents 90s. to 105s. „ French 60s. to 65s. „ 1 BRADFORD WOOL & WORSTED, SATURDAY.—There has been a slight business done in wool during the past week, the demand being mostly confined to well-grown wools, either for immediate use or for the purpose of assorting stocks. Staplers, as a rule, are extremely firm in the maintenance of quotations. In some exceptional circumstances a sl:ght deduction may be obtained. The high rates in the country, and the difficulty of replacing at a profit tend to give a firm tone to the trade. There have also been some transactions tending to an improved tone for America. There is no change to report in worsted yarns. The business done in both single and two-fold yarns has been only small. The export merchants operate very slowly. Though some spinners have of late shown rather more disposition to meet customers, yet the latter have not as yet to any sensible extent come within the limits of the former in the point of price. The business of the spinner is at best s-arcely remunerative, and he is obliged, in self-defence, to maintain a somewhat firm attitude to prevent himself from being involved in serious loss. There is no change to report in the piece trade. There is small business doing for most quarters. Continental, home, and American merchants are severally doing small business, and show great caution in all their movements. Prices are steady. BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SATURDAY.— Hides: 951b. and upwards, 4$d. to Od. per lb 851b. to 941b., 4id- to Od. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 8Jd. to Od. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 8J i. to Od. per lb; 561b to 641b, Sjd. to Od per lb; 551bs and under, 3Jd. to Od. per lb.; cows, 8?d. to 8Jd. per lb.; bulls, 8 £ d. per lb.: flawed and irregular, 3 £ d. to 8jj d. per lb.; horse, 7s. 01. to 18s. 61. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 6d. per lb.; 121b. to 161b., 7Jd. per lb; to Od. per lb. cows, 80d. to Sld. per lb.; bulls, Sld. per lb.: flawed and irregular, Std. to 8jj d. per lb.; horse, 7s. 01. to 18s. 61. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 6d. per lb.; 121b. to 161b., 7Jd. per lb 91b. to lllb., 71,1. per Th.: light, 7J1. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, A 1, 89. 21.; A, 6s. 58.; B, 4s. 8d. WOIiVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, 4 FAT MARKET, SATUR DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4 £ d. per tb.; 851bs.to 941bs. 8jd to Od. per Th.; 751bs. to 841bs., std. to Od. per lb.; 651bs. to 741bs.. 8Jd. per lb.; 561bs. to 641bs., Sfd.per lb.; 551bs. and under, 3fd. Cows. 661bs. and upwards, 8f A. to Od. per lb.; 641bs. and under, 83d per tt; bulls, 2!d. to 2kd per Th; flawed and irregular, ald. to 33d. per lb; kips, 2fd. to 4±d. per Tb; horse, 2s. 6d. to 18s. 6d. each. Calf: 17lbs. and upwards, 5|d. per lb.; 121bs. to 161bs, 7§d. per lb; 91bs. to lllbs., 7¡¡ti. per lb.; light, 7d. per. lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, 4s. 8d. to 6s. 7d. each. Fat, 8d. to Std.
THE WELSH IRON, TIN-PLATE, AND COAL TRADES. It cannot be said that there is much greater animation evinced in the iron trade this week than was reported last week; but dearly the trade is gradually assuming that improved position which was looked forward to at the conclusion of last year. The same dissension seems to exist between- makers and buyers in regard to prices, and the latter will no doubt continue, as long as possible, to place their orders with a sparing hand; but this state of things cannot long exist, or at least affect this district. the especial department of which is the manufacture of railway iron, and orders for this description of make must soon arrive extensively. The home trade is still depressed, not yet having shaken off the effects of the great panic of 1866, but it is satis- factory to be able to announce that this year it ia sanguinely ex- pected will experience a revival in home industry; and there are on all sides indications of a considerably-increased demand over that of the last three years for railway iron; for although there are no very important undertakings to be carried out, yet com- paratively large supplies will be required to keep the existing roads in order, as, for want of capital, many companies have hitherto been unable to purchase for relaying purposes. In bars the market is quiet, and this district suffered from the com- petition of the second and third class houses of Staffordshire, who, in some instances, quote as much as 15s. per ton below the list prices. There is more doing in plates, and probably as the year advances there will be a considerable expansion of this branch of the trade. In foreign requirements there is little change. Advices from Russia are highly favourable, the success of the new loan rendering it certain that the new network of railways will be the means of sending large orders to this coun- try. The shipments on American accoant are about the same as usual, and little change is expected for another month or so. The tin-plate trade may be said to be gradually regaining a more satisfactory condition, and makers are not very ready to accept specifications, only at an advance of about Is. per box. Should the price of tin remain as at present, and the expected large orders arrive from the United States, there can be little doubt that trade will be attended with some degree of prosperity during the current year. There is little alteration to note in reference to the steam coal trade, save that a slight slackening of the orders is reported by merchants, which, however, is not generally regarded as any real falling off in the trade. For house coal there is a fair sale, and shipments coastwise are in excess of what they were in the corresponding period of last year. There is no change in quota- tions.
THE POLITICAL EVICTIONS IN WALES. PUBLIC MEETING IN LONDON. (From our Special Correspondent.) The London committee, which has been formed for the purpose of eliciting an expression of sympathy with tenant farmers and others in the Principality, who have been evicted on account of their votes at the last election, con- vened a public meeting for Monday evening at the Hanover-square Rooms; Mr Samuel Morley, M.P., pre- siding. There was a large attendance. In opening the proceedings, the CHAIRMAN expressed deep sympathy with the object of the meeting which, he said, was to take the opportunity of publicly and empha- tically denouncing the infamous treatment of certain ex- cellent men in Wales, simply because they chose to exer- cise their own conscientious convictions, in giving their vote at the last elections and he, for one, had no hesita- tion whatever to volunteer his personal and pecuniary sympathy with the sufferers. (Cheers). He had before him a broad sheet covered with the names of landowners, whose conduct that meeting had come together to con- demn so that every opportunity was given for refutation. On this broad sheet were set forth the cases of many excellent persons who had suffered at the hands of their landlords all these sufferers were nonconformists, and it was a remarkable fact, that no tory tenant was recorded to have been evicted, and that wherever liberal tenants voted, and evictions took place, their landlords were all tories-a singular coincidence. (A laugh.) It was clear that these men were turned out of their holdings because they exercised the conscience which God had given them, and not man. Having suffered in the exercise of what was undoubtedly their right, they deserved, not only the offer of sympathy, but practical assistance, in order that their sufferings might be lessened, and that they might not in the future be exposed to a repetition of the infamous treatment they had suffered at the hands of their land- lords. In conclusion he strongly advocated the ballot, which would put a stop to this horrible system of oppres- sion. (Loud cheers.) Mr E. M. RICHARDS, M.P., who was received warmly, rose to move the first resolution, which was as follows- That this meeting considers it to be a subject of sincere con- gratulation, and a strong proof of the development of political principles in Wales that so many of the electors should have voted at the last general election in accordance with their con- victions, notwithstanding the great pressure many of them were subjected to by landlords and others. He said if there was one man more than another who was indirectly answerable for what had occurred in Wales that man was Samuel Morley. (A laugh, and cheers.) Those who knew the Principality well were aware, that for many years Mr Morley had exhibited a warm sympathy with the Welsh- man, endeavouring to infuse a spirit of liberality and a spirit of independence among that people; and though these efforts had been in connection chiefly with religious matters, they had indirectly tended to give to Welshmen in late years perfect confidence in doing what was right. (Cheers.) Some three or four years ago, when he met Mr Morley with a few Welshmen in London, a determination was come to by the meeting that, inasmuch as there was such a large amount of liberal feeling upon most questions in Wales, Welshmen should, if possible, be induced to give practical expression to the liberal principles they professed. In the opinion of that meeting their first duty was to do in the agricultural counties what had been done in one or two manufacturing counties in the Prin- cipality—viz., have the people put upon the register and encourage them to vote according to their consciences. (Applause.) Some eighteen months ago, as everybody knew, the last Reform Bill was passed, and at that time it was felt that if any part of Great Britain ought to send liberal members to Parliament, that part was undoubtedly the Principality of Wales, for it was a well-known fact that that nation consisted almost entirely of Noncon- formists (applause) that if the voters dared to exer- cise their right the vast majority of Welshmen would vote on the liberal side. The last election afforded them the opportunity of showing whether they were made of real stuff or whether their professions were empty dross and fringe. Mr Bright, Mr Morley, and himself, with others, took occasion to encourage his countrymen in embracing that opportunity of exercising their right. In Carmar- thenshire and Cardiganshire when a liberal candidate was talked of, the idea was no sooner made public than the laugh was turned upon the proposers, but thanks to the preparations that had been made through the registra- tion of the voters, Mr Sartoris was confidently brought forward as a liberal candidate for Carmarthenshire, and returned; and subsequently he himself was elected for Cardiganshire. (Cheers.) He believed he was correct in saying that the contest was the first that had taken place ,,ayi for 300 years between a liberal and a conservative in that county. (Hear, hear.) It had been said in relation to the evictions that the cases of alleged suffering were imaginary and not real at all. Those who said so knew nothing about the matter. Mr Stephen Evans (the hon. secretary of the London committee), who had personally inquired into the circumstances, had proved the cases of suffering to be real and not imaginary. In calling atten- tion to several illustrative cases of suffering through evictions, both in Caermarthenshire and Cardiganshire, he went on to say that nobody under the sun that he ever heard of had the moral courage to do what the Car- diganshire farmers did, unless they felt strong and deep religious convictions. (Loud cheers.) He mentioned, amongst others, the case of Richards, who occupied land owned by Mr Longcroft. which excited the indignation of the meeting, and he concluded with an earnest appeal for aid in behalf of the sufferers. Colonel STEPNEY, M.P. in seconding the resolution, fervently expressed the hope that the ballot would be speedily obtained as the necessary and only remedy for these oppressions. Mr Serjeant PARRY also strongly contended for the ballot; and in the course of a very able speech, read a copy of what he described as "a very humble" memorial, sent to C. R. Longcroft, Esq., who addressed his reply to one of the memorialists. The reply was addressed to J. Jones" simply, and the learned Serjeant suggested that it would have been more courteous, and gentlemanly, and polite, if Mr Longcroft has addressed it to "Mr J. Jones," or why didn't he say Dear Jones?" (Laughter.) The spirit contained in that letter was antediluvian—a fossil, forsooth-and even now it might be well if they stuffed him and sent him to the British Museum. (Roars of laughter.) The ballot should not be called secret voting —its opponents had imposed that term-but it should be regarded as free voting. (Cheers.) He seconded the reso- lution, which was carried unanimously. Mr H. RICHARD, M.P., moved the next resolution:- That this meeting deeply sympathizes with the anxieties and sufferings of those who have been evicted from their holdings, or otherwise injured in their circumstances in consequence of the conscientious exercise of the franchise at the late elections, and pledges itself to aid the fund that is now being raised with the view of compensating them so far as possible for the losses they have sustained. He referred to the liberal victories won at the last elec- tion, in spite of the numberless resorts used by the con- servative party to gain votes, such as writing the names of the conservative candidates on the back of the receipts for rent for the last half-year previous to the election. He read a letter from Mr Edward Miall, M.P., who deeply sympathized in the object of the meeting, and one also from Mr Wm. Pollard enclosing a cheque for j350. (Applause.) The CHAIRMAN also announced that he had that morn- ing received from Sir Titus Salt, of Bradford, a cheque for 2100. (Applause.) Mr SARTORIS, M.P., seconded the resolution moved by Mr H. Richard; it was supported by Mr CARVELL WILLIAMS, and carried unanimously. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P., who was cordially re- ceived, said, as he was making his way to that meeting, he met an, acquaintance of his, a Welsh landlord, who en- quired, When is this agitation about Welsh evictions going to-end His reply was, The agitation about the Welsh; evictions will never end, so long as the causes which, ltd to. that agitation continue to exist; you put down your intimidation, and then we shall be very happy to follow smt with our agitation." In fact, he felt very much like a certain Frenchman, who, when asked whether he was in favour of the abolition of the punishment of death, said, Certainly, by all means, provided the murderers will set the example." (Laughter and applause.) That was the answer he should like to give to the ques- tion, When will the agitation about the Welsh landlords come to an end ?" But that was not the form in which the question was put some six or eight- months- ago. The question then asked was this, What good do you expect will come out of the agitation ?"—a question which was not put now. If that meeting desired to know what had taken place in Merionethshire, he should be glad to say something about it, for he took a sorb- of personal interest in that county. They were told that the spring tide which had carried them into. Parliament had past, and that the conservative re-action was coming. Certainly the conservatives were fortunate in their candidate; they had a respectable, and to a certain extent, a popular gen- tleman, who was backed up by all the squires and parsons in the county. Indeed he never saw such a committee in his life. It was composed of honourables, colonels, M.P.'s, andQ.C.'s. (Laughter.) But who was on the other side? Plain John Jones," and he won by a majority of 647. This result proved two things first of all it proved what some of his English friends might, perhaps, not know, that when John Jones had made up his mind about a thing, he was quite as determined a fellow as John Bull; that result also proved that the power of the screw was gone. (Cheers.) He was told that there were some instances of landlord coercion at the last Merionethshire election, and he was sorry to hear that, for if the report was true, depend upon it, the conduct of those landlords would not pass away unnoticed. (Hear, hear.) While speaking on this subject he must say that he was pained to see in the papers a week or two ago a notice or declara- tion," as it was called, from the tenants of his colleague (Sir Watkin Wynn). The declaration stated that they voted of their own free wilL There was an old proverb, "that he who excuses himself accuses himself. ("Hear, hear," and laughter.) Was it not obvious to anyone, not born an idiot, that if an agent had sufficient power to com- Eel a tenant to vote as his landlord pleased, he would also ave sufficient power over the tenant to compel him to say that he did not vote under coercion. (Applause.) All this simply proved what was enjoined in the resolu- tion he had to propose, namely, the necessity of the ballot. The resolution was to the following effect;— That this meeting considers that the recent events in Wales furnish additional illustration of urgent necessity for the ballot, and is of opinion that strenuous efforts should be made to press upon Parliament and the Government the duty of adopting such measures during the ensuing session. (Cheers.) He had carefully read all the reasons which had been alleged from time to time against dealing immediately with the question of the ballot, and they seemed to him to be singularly insufficient reasons. It was said that the ballot could wait, but that was not so, for the ballot was just the one measure of the coming session which could not wait. They knew very well that the lives of Parlia- ments were like the lives of men they were necessarily uncertain; and if, through some unforeseen circumstance, the life of the present Parliament should be cut short, and members were sent back to their constituents, it would be a very poor consolation for the member for Cardiganshire to be told that if only another session could have been tided over, the ballot might have been obtained. Then again, the ballot was not a new question. Mr Bright had made a remark about the impossibility of driving six omnibuses abreast through Temple Bar. Mr Forster had since given a satisfactory answer to that by simply saying that if they could not be driven abreast, they could follow one after another. Now, if that skilful driver Mr Glad- stone, would only mount upon the ballot-box for his box- seat, they would take him through Temple Bar in such a style as to overcome any difficulty that might be in the way. (Loud and continued cheering.) They were told that they had got a strong Government. He was thank- ful for that. (Hear.) Formerly it was the fashion for liberals to wish for a weik Government, believing that they could get more out of a weak Government than out of any other. For his own part he would never believe in that, for he could not reasonably expect any good, strong measure from a weak Government. If, however, the Government was a strong one, they had a right to expect strong measures from it. Some twenty years ago, when a very wicked old nobleman died, he remembered hearing somebody say that if the devil did not take him, the devil was not worth having at all." (Loud laughter.) He should be sorry to draw invidious parallels, but still he was entitled to ask if this strong Government was not strong enough to take away this wicked old system of voting, which was a disgrace and scandal to our country, what was the use of having a strong Government ? Con- sidering all this, and feeling convinced that there were men in the Government thoroughly earnest about this question of the ballot, he might say with certainty, that the Government would take up the question indeed he knew as a fact-and he did not think he was committing any breach of confidence in stating it-that the Government Ballot Bill had actually been drawn. He believed, how- ever, there were some members of the Government who were still inclined to shrink from this subject. To those members he would give a piece of advice he had given often before, if you must take the cold plunge it is much better to take it at once, and not stand shivering on the bank. For depend upon it, that Bill must pass into law; the sooner you make up your minds the better." (Ap- plause.) Not only did he believe, but he had strong con- fidence in saying that before the expiration of twenty-four hours the speech from the Throne would be found to con- tain an authoritative announcement to the effect that the Government intend to take up the ballot as a Government measure. (Loud and renewed cheering.) If the announce- ment should give him any pleasure—as it certainly would -it would be through the conviction that this movement had powerfully contributed to bring about the remedy for oppression by landlords upon their tenants as voters. (Applause.) Therefore, whether his own political career was long or whether it was short he should not be conscious of one single act in it that he should look back upon with greater satisfaction than the part—a humble and subor- dinate part-which he had taken in this noble struggle of the weak against the strong. (Loud cheers.) When the food time to which he alluded should come, when the allot should be the law of the land, and when the poor Tirin.»i would be able to walk up to the polling, without having fear of ruin staring him in the face, let them not forget the poor tenant farmers of Cardiganshire who, by the suffering and sacrifices they had endured, had forced upon a reluctant Parliament that measure of justice for which orators and statesmen had pleaded in vain hitherto-let them not forget those poor Cardiganshire tenant farmers, who by their efforts and their sufferings aroused among their fellow countrymen a spirit of manly, honest self-reliance, without which political liberty itself was but the baseless fabric of a vision. (Loud cheers.) Mr MORGAN LLOYD, treasurer to the committee, seconded the motion, observing that since the experiences of 1868 he had relinquished any objection he might have held against the ballot in favour of its adoption. He denied that the promoters of this movement were revolutionists, as they desired to upset tyranny only and to maintain everything that was good. A vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding, and to Mr Stephen Evans, as hon. secretary of the London Committee, concluded the proceedings, which did not finish until a late hour.
PENIARTH. MR. APPERLEY'S HARRIERS. This famous little pack came to Peniarth on Monday, the 31st ult. On Tuesday, February 1st, the meet was on Figyn'oer, where after a short time they found a hare, which went away at a rattling pace towards Llwyngwril, and before any one could come up with the hounds she was sacrificed. Mr Apperleythen took them back again towards Blaidd, and soon found again, This time "puss" was not to be denied," and she went away straight across Figyn'oer down to Llwyngwril, where there was a slight check but Mr Apperley, having made a very scientific "cast," soon got the hounds on again, and away they went across Afon Cwm Llwyd towards Dolgelley. After running a short time the scent became very bad owing to a drizzling cold rain having begun to fall, and Mr Apper- ley was obliged to give her up after having made several unsuccessful "casts." This run was a very good one- lasting nearly two hours-the first part of it at a killing pace. On Wednesday, the 2nd inst., the hounds were only out for a short time in the afternoon, owing to the very un- favourable state of the weather, but they succeeded in killing two hares. On the following day the meet was at Talybont. It was a beautiful morning, with a southerly wind-a regular hunting morning, as every one seemed to think, for there was a large attendance on the field. Amongst those present we noticed Newton Apperley, Esq., master of the harriers, Miss Apperley, M. T. Pughe, Esq., J.P., Cefn Camberth, O. S. Wynne, Esq., Peniarth, John Jenkins, Esq., Llanegryn Parsonage, Mr R. Morris Jones, Glanmachles, Mr Wrigley, Peniarth, Mr Row- lands, Talybont, Mr Coles, and Mr Arthur Harris, coach- man to W. W. E. Wynne, Esq., who rode a very spirited little cob, and was generally to be seen "there or there- abouts." After having had two very good runs at Taly- bont, in which Mr Apperley showed some excellent sport, he decided upon trying some fresh ground. Accordingly the hounds were taken up to Trefaes, where a "real long- legged one" was found at 3.30 p.m., and away she went for the mountains at a tremendous pace, which required horses and riders to put forth all they knew," to keep the pack in view. At this period of the run there was some very pretty jumping," and every one admired the cleverness of the pony which Miss Apperley was riding, as there were a few very nasty stone walls over which she "hopped like a bird." The hare went away for Caermy- nach, thence turned across the top of Figyn'oer, and down for Afon Cwm Llwyd. Here there was a slight check, but they soon hit it off again, and went away merrily as everacross Ffordd-ddu—close to what is called the Peniarth Quarry—and on to the moorland above it; here another alight check occurred, but Mr Apperley being well up again hit it off by a beautiful "cast," and "Onward!" was the cry. About this time some of the nags seemed as if they had had enough of it-not so "pussy," for she went harder than ever. From here she headed for Yr Ogof, at the back of Peniarth-uchaf, where another check occurred; but after a short time she was viewed stealing away, and the hounds being laid on again went away full cry." Every one now thought that "pussy" was doomed, but she proved as artful as stout; and after running her on to the top of Esgair Berfa, night came on, and Mr Apperley most unwillingly was obliged to give in. Amongst those up we noticed Mr Newton Apperley, Miss Apperley, O. S. Wynne, Esq., Mr Arthur Harris, Mr R. M. Jones, and Mr Coles. We may say that we never saw a stouter hare, or one better hunted throughout, and every one was much pleased with both hounds and hunts- man. The run lasted from 3.30 until nearly 6-about six miles of country having been crossed, according to the ordinance map. Both horses and hounds were much done up," and had a long way home in the dark. We hope that next season we may again have the pleasure of enjoying such a run with this gallant little pack. HARK FORRARD
THE EDUCATION CONFERENCE. DEAR SIR,-Having attended the Educational Confer- ence, held at Aberystwyth, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25th and 26th, allow me through your columns to express my opinion with regard to the inconsistent manner in which the conference was carried on. Having received an invitation (containing also the re- solutions already passed in the committee at Cardiff) from the secretaries, and considering the question one of the greatest importance to all, I attended the sittings, fully expecting to see all things carried on in an unsectarian manner, and to see all parties or denominations equally represented. However, to my sad disappointment, things did not turn out as I could have expected, because the proceedings were not of that character; and I found that about three denominations took the whole proceed- ings in their own hands. I suppose that the gentlemen who formed the committee intended to impress the masses with the idea that the conference would be an unsectarian one, but I think that no reasonable man that attended the conference would think for a moment that such was the case. But I find that the first committee held at Cardiff did only represent three denominations. Of course if this committee had come forward as representing these denomi- nations only, nothing could have been said, but instead of that the committee was called a general and unsectarian one. I ask, if the gentlemen at Cardiff intended that the com- mittee should be a general one, unsectarian, and to repre- sent the whole of Wales, why not ask some clergyman or some of the Wesleyan ministers in that town to attend? Or if they intended that the committee should only repre- sent the dissenting parties of Wales, why not ask one of the six Wesleyan ministers of Cardiff to attend. But the fact is that neither of them knew anything about such a committee until it had been numbered with the past. And I ask again if the conference was intended to repre- sent all denominations in Wales on this important ques- tion, why not nominate some clergyman of the Church of England, and some Wesleyan minister, to read papers on one of the subjects, instead of nominating two Calvinistic Methodist ministers, two Independent ministers, and two Baptist ministers I don't for a moment cast the slightest disrespect on those eminent men who read papers, although I fully believe at the same time that others could have done quite as well, and given as much satisfaction to tha public as they did. Would not that seem to be more like unsectarian? And by so doing would not the whole of Wales be better repre- sented ? The general conference was of the same inconsistent character. Although there were a number of Wesleyan ministers and laymen present, not one of them was asked even to propose one resolution, during the whole of the sittings. If we were to take it for granted that none of them were good speakers, although I think that a great many of them that were present could have ascended the platform and addressed the audience without damaging the English language; but if they could not it would have been wise to give all the same advantage of expressing their sentiments on the question. But I believe that I state the fact when I say that the plan had been made before the conference, that the system of education had been adopted, and those gentlemen thought lest they should meet any objections to the plan that they would keep the whole affair in their own hands, and try to blindfold others, but the fact is, that it is gone too far in the day by this time to leave those wild radicals go on as they choose. Had those gentlemen who carried on the conferencebeen wise enough to exclude the term Unsectarian," the "Whole of Wales," then there would not have been the same extreme of inconsistence beheld. But while considering that to be the fundamental principle on which the whole concern was carried on, and that lost sight of, who can account for it? The same spirit I beheld the next day while sitting, at the university question, while the Rev. D. Charles, B.A., &c., were nominating committees for the different counties of Wales. So far as I can understand not one Wesleyan minister nor layman was entered on the committee. Perhaps some may say that the secretary did not know anv of the above respectable denomination. To this I answer if the secretary wanted a collection he could find out even the last young minister entered on the probation list, and I ask if he could find them out for one thing why not for another as well? I understand that some gentlemen already among the Wesleyans have contributed handsomely towards the University College of Wales. I also hope that many more will follow the same example, so that the college will soon become free. Now, I ask any candid and reasonable gentleman, do such proceedings give a fair meaning to the term un- sectarian? Do -such proceedings seem consistent with common sense? Do they represent the whole of Wales! Methinks I hear every reasonable man saying that such are not as they ought to be, and could be. I would wish for all to understand that I do not for a moment condemn the system adopted by the conference. I believe upon the whole that the plan adopted is about the best so far. But the reason 1 write this letter is, because some people that the Wesleyans did not take any interest ui the question of education, and I find that some already have taken the liberty, through some of the Welsh papers, to carry an undue influence through the Princi- pality; but the fact is that several Wesleyan ministers of great popularity and influence attended the conference, but had no chance of taking a part without intruding. However, I hope that all Wales will be better represented in Parliament than at the general (so-called) conference held at Aberystwyth.—Yours, &c., SIGMA.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8th.—The Supreme Court has decided that aU contracts made prior to 1862 are payable in coin. It is generally considered that this decision does not affect the constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. BOSTON, Feb. 7th (Evening).—His Royal Highness Pnnc» Arthur is staying at the St. James Hotel here.. Pans, Feb. 8th. The Gazette des Tribunaux states that M. Rochefort was ar- rested last night at eight o'clock, as he was about to enter the public meeting hall in the Rue de Flandres. He made no re- sistance, but on the contrary said to the bystanders at the entrance—" Remain quiet, citizens; I shall soon return to the meeting." Some disturbance followed, the Commissary of Police was surrounded and dragged into the street, and threatened with death. For upwards of an hour he was exposed to insults and menaces, but was finally rescued by police agents. Half an hour later an attempt was made to throw up barri- cades in the Faubourg du Temple, and also in the neighbourhood of the Courcine Barracks. Carriages and omnibuses were upset, but the presence of the police sufficed to disperse the rioters. About the same time six omnibuses had been overturned in Rae de Paris at Belleville, and a somewhat imposing barricade was thus formed. At one o'clock this morning strong detachments of the Garde de Paris, and bodies of infantry and cavalry proceeded to Belle- ViXhe Boulevards at the same early hour presented a rather animated spectacle, yet no disorder has taken place. Large bodies of police are massed together at the entrance of the Faubourg Montmartre.
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