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PARTIES willing to TENDER for the Erection Jt. of a VILLA RESIDENCE, at Fronoleu, near Barmouth, for Captain Richards, may see the Drawings -and Specification at Mr THOMAS JONES'S, Tailor, Bar- mouth, or my Offices, Portmadoc, from 1st March next. -e,- The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. THOMAS ROBERTS, Architect. Portmadoc, Feb. 23rd, 1870. dolgelley. ROYAL SHIP FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL AND POSTING HOUSE. MUCH additional convenience lias been added to this Establishment, combining Spacious Coffee and Sitting Rooms. Attendance, Is. per day) BILLIARDS. Omnibuses to and from all the Trains. Coaches to all parts of the District. Ponies and Guides at fixed charges. EDWARD JONES, Proprietor. BENSON'S WATCHES CLOCKS GOLD JEWELLERY O>f all kinds. Of all kinds. Of the Newest Design}. LEVER DRAWING ROOM BRACELETS HORIZONTAL DINING ROOM BKOOCHES CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE EAR KINGS KEYLESS CHURCH LOCKETS CHRONOGRAPH HALL & SHOP NECKLACES KEYLESS CHURCH LOCKETS CHRONOGRAPH I HALL & SHOP I NECKLACES Mr BENSON, who holds the appointment to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, has just published two Pamphlets, enriched and em- bellished with illustrations-auf) upon Watch and Clock Mak n>, and the other upon Artistic Gold Jewellery. These arc sent post free for 2d. each. Persons living in the country or abroad can select the article required, and have it forwarded with perfect fety. 25, OLDBOND STREET; & THE CITY STKDI WORKS, 58 & 60, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON. NOTICE. THE Public are respectfully informed that the PRINTING, BOOKBINDING and STATIONERY BUSINESS OF THE LATE MR JOHN COX, AT, 30, PIER-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, Will still be carried on under the same name and the Proprietor trusts that, by strict attention to all orders the same liberal patronage may be continued as heretofore 30, Pier-street, Feb. 10th, 1870. 1 ASSEMBLY, BALL, AND BILLIARD ROOMS, LAURA-PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH, JOHN EVANS, who has recently taken to the business at the above establishment, begs to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public generally, that he has completed EXTENSIVE ALTERATIONS on the PREMISES, and hopes through strict attention to business to be fa- voured with a share of their patronage and support. WINES, SPIRITS, ALES, PORTER, AND CIGARS, Of the best quality. LEMONADE, SODA AND OTHER MINERAL WATERS. IN THE MATTER OF The Charity created by the Will of JOHN ELLIS, dated 4th December, 1665, in the parish of Dijgelley, in the county of Merioneth. By direction of the Board of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, ■VTOTiCIS IS HEREBY GIVEN, that (with the .131 authority of the said Board), the following property of the above-mentioned Charity, viz. The FARM, called Penrhyn," situate in the parish of Llanaber, in the county of Merioneth, and containing 18a. lr. 6p., or thereabouts, is proposed to be SOLD by the Trustees thereof, by Private Contract, for the sum of E1540 (the purchaser agreeing to accept the title of the Trustees, and to pay all expenses attending the transaction) unless some sufficient objection to such Sale, whether having reference to the sufficiency of the purchase money, or to any other reasons, shall be made known to the said Commissioners, within twenty-one days from the first publication of this notice. Any person prepared to notify such objection should forthwith transmit the same to the said Commissioners, in writing, addressed to their Secretary, No. 8, York-street, St. James's Square, London. Dated the First day of February, 1870. HENRY M. VANE, Secretary. PORTMADOC, CARNARVONSHIRE. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. MR DAVID JONES will Sell by Public Auction, (by order of the Mortgagees), at the Town Hall, Portmadoc, on Tuesday, the 15th day of March, 1870, at Six o'clock in the afternoon, in Two or more Lots, as shall be decided upon, and subject to such conditions as shall be there and then produced (unless previously dis- posed of by private treaty, of which due notice will be 8 All that large and commodious MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE, SHOP, and PREMISES, situate in Bank Place, in the town of Portmadoc afore- said, consisting of Shop, Parlour, Sitting Room, Two Kitchens, Five Bedrooms, Two Attics, Closets, &c.. recently occupied by Mr Richard Bonner Thomas, watch- maker. This property is held for the residue of a term of 60 years, from the 11th day of November, 1866, at an annual ground rent of £ 2, and stands on the best spot in the town of Portmadoc for business. The House and Shop have been most substantially built and fitted up with railway shutters, and all recent im- provements. Also, all that MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE, SHOP, and PREMISES, situate in Cornhill, in the town of Portmadoc aforesaid, now occupied by Mr John Wat kins-, ship chandler, with the Coal Yard belonging thereto, situate between Mr Isaac Watkin's warehouse and Messrs Casson's Old Bank, and now occupied by Mr John Jones, merchant. These premises are held for the residue of a term of 80 years, from the 22nd day of August, 1849, at an annual rent of £ 2 10s. The Dwelling House, Shop, and Yard will be first offered together, but if not so sold, they will be put up again separately. To men of business, the above Lots offer a first-rate opening. For further particulars, or to view the premises, apply to Mr EDWARD BREESE, Solicitor, Portmadoc; or to the Auctioneer, at Tremadoc. MR CROSSLEY, Organist of the Paiish Church, Dolgelley, WILL receive PUPILS for the Organ, Piano, and Singing. TERMS—Two Guineas a Quarter. RESIDENCE BANK BUILDINGS, DOLGELLEY. ABERYSTWYTH ENAMELLING SLATE WORKS, MOOR STREET. ELLIS & OWEN BEG to inform that tliey have taken to the En- amelling Business recently carried on at the Aber- lleveny Slate Quarries, are now prepared to execute any Orders in Enamelled Slate in imitation of the most costly marble at exceedingly low prices. These Works are fitted up with superior Planing and Sawing Machines, so that any order in slate work can be executed with despatch. Tomb Stones, Monuments, Chimney Pieces, Cisterns, &c., made to order. Designs forwarded for inspection. DEPILATORY. WELLS' DEPILATORY is the only effectual remedy for the immediate and permanent removal of superfluous hair from the face, arms, neck, &c. This preparation effects its purpose almost instantaneously, without pain or injury to the most sensitive skin. 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THE MOST CERTAIN AND SPEEDY REMEDY FOR COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, HOARSENESS, SORE THROAT, LOSS of VOICE, WHOOPING COUGH, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, CONSUMPTION, SPITTING of BLOOD, and all Disorders of the Chest and Lungs. PREPARED ONLY BY D. MORGAN, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, 25, BRECKNOCK ROAD, LONDON, N. Sold in Bottles at Is. ld., 2s. 9d., and 4s. Gd., with full directions for Children and Adults, by MR D. J. DAVIES, GREAT DARK-GATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. „ J. P. JONES, BRIDGE-STREET, ABERAYRON. AND ALL CHEMISTS THROUGHOUT THE PRINCIPALITY. USM LIGHT ONLY ON THE BOX iJSfc) ^SAFETY THE PUBLIC ARE CAUTIONED AGAINST 7;igl lij 7 1 JM L#] A BEAUTIFUL DOG CART FOR SALE, Light wood varnished, very elegant (hardly used at all), nearly new; Lamps, rug, &c., complete; price £30, cost 260. Apply to Mr R. MICHAEL ROBERTS, Henblas, Bala. BUILDING SITES, Commanding a CHARMING VIEW OF BALA LAKE. THE LAND around Bala Railway Station, TO BE SOLD or LET by PRIVATE TREATY. Apply to Messrs WOODROOFE and PLASKIT, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, W. FOR SALE. A SMALL RICK OF HAY, at the Flag Station, Ffynongower, near Bala. Apply to R. WOODCOCK, Bala. IMPORTANT SALE Of Valuable HOUSEHOLD. FURNITURE, at No. 2, Aberamffra Terrace, Barmouth. MR LEWIS WILLIAMS lias been instructed by H. A. Wolstenholme, Esq., who is leaving the neighbourhood, to Sell by Auction, on the premises at the above place, on Thursday and Friday, 10th and 11th March, 1870, the whole of the Rosewood, Mahogany, and other HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Beds, Feather Beds, Bedding, Carpets, Hearth Rugs, China, Glass, Washing and Wringing Machine, Saddle and Bridle, Silver Lever Watch, Revolver, Fishing Boots, very prime Old Port, &c., &c. Sale to commence at 12 o'clock precisely. Descriptive Catalogues will be issued two weeks prior to the Sale, and the Furniture may be viewed any day before the sale. v' fill K MR. SELLIS, DENTIST, TOWYN. FIFTEEN YEARS Sui-gical and Mechanical Dentist in London, may be consulted at the under- mentioned towns:— DOLGELLEY—Every second and fourth SATURDAY, at Miss Evans's, Smithfield-street. BALA—Every first and third SATURDAY, at Mrs JoNES'gj Tegid-street. PWLLHELI—Mr Francis Evans, bookseller, &c., High- street, the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY in every month. PORTMADOC Every 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY, at Mrs. Bennett Williams's, Snowdon-street. All operations without pain. Advice free.
gmliamMtary. FRIDAY. The House of Lords sat for only a few minutes this evening The Naturalization Bill was read a first time. In the House of Commons Dr Brewer gave notice that he would, a month hence, call the attention of the Government to the condition of the houseless poor. The Lord Advocate ad- mitted that the Government were aware of the fact that" faggot votes were being created in certain Scotch counties, but they were not at present prepared to take any steps for the prevention of the practice. In reply to a question from Mr Pemberton, with respect to the intentions of the Government in the matter of the hon. member for Wednesbury and the Bridgwater election of I860, Mr Gladstone said that the Government would take time to consider the question. Mr Somerset Beaumont asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the report published in the morning papers assigning to him the statement that he was not favourable to commercial treaties was correct. Mr Lowe said he had not seen the report, but it was very likely to be ac- curate. Mr Beaumont thereupon gave notice of his intention to ask Air Gladstone whether he agreed in this view. Mr Fawcett moved that, in the opinion of the House, the Government should with the least delay possible introduce a measure, the effect of which would be to apply the principle of open competition to appointments in the civil and diplomatic services. Mr Gladstone announced the intention of the Government to introduce, pos- sibly within the present session, a Bill based upon the principle of Mr Fawcett's resolution. Mr Fawcett withdrew his motion. Mr Bourke called the attention of the House to the alteration which had been made in the administration of the law in respect of stamps upon leases, and asked the Chancellor of the Exche- quer whether he intended to propose any remedy for the hard- ships and anomalies thus imposed upon the public. The hou. gentleman explained that four years ago the revenue authorities hail discovered what they alleged to bo an error in the imposition of stamps upon leases, and had increased the tax to a uniform rate of a legal decision had been given, having the effect of invalidating all leases not bearing such stamp. Mr M'Carthy Downing, Mr Kinnaird, and Mr Dodds bore testimony to the evils resulting from the existing state of the law. Mr O. Morgan entirely agreed in the opinion that the hardships in- flicted by the decision of the Court of Exchequer ought to be remedied by the Government. For fifteen years after the passing of the Act the public had naturally confided in the interpretation placed upon it by the Board of Inland Revenue; but one fine day last November some gentleman, endowed no doubt with a peculiarly keen scent for that sort of game, ferreted out the sixth clause, and caine upon the words which had reference to the 35s. stamp. (Hear, hear.) The Court of Exchequer had upheld the opinion of the department, and he did not suppose the hon. gentleman opposite was guilty of any exaggeration when he had said that there were now probably a million of leases that were insufficiently stamped. (Cheers.) Many of those leases, it must be remembered, had probably changed hands repeatedly; had been mortgaged, and assigned, the result being that the purchasers bad a bad title and the mortgagee a bad security. (Cheers.) The mischief did not stop there; for it they looked carefully to the language of the Act, it seemed pro bable that the same reasoning which applied to building leases applied also to mining and to agricultural leases, because all such leases contained covenants of some sort or other. (Hear.) Now, he did not doubt but that the amount to be possibly real- ised from the uncollected 85s. stamps, would be very useful to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and might perhaps enable him to take another Id. off the income tax; but nevertheless he maintained that, in common justice, the Government were bound to legislate retrospectively in this instance, and to correct the consequences of an error that had really been committed per incuriam.—Mr Lowe said he accepted the statement of the facts as put forth by Mr Bourke, and he felt that as the error had originated with the revenue authorities, it would be the duty of the Government to forego the imposition of penalties, and the demand for the uncollected portion of the tax during the period when the error existed. The charge of a 35s. stamp was, perhaps, too high, but it would be his duty in the course of the session to introduce a Bill dealing with the whole question of the stamp duties, and there would then be an opportunity for dis- cussing this particular point. Mr Lowe added that he intended to bring in a Bill on the subject without delay.—The War Office Bill passed through committee; and upon the motion of Mr Lowe, the Coinage Bill was read a second time, the Evidence Farther Amendment Act (1869) Amendment Bill passing the same stage upon the motion of Mr Denman. Mr Hibbert ob- tained leave to introduce a Bill for the relief of persons admitted to the office of priest or deacon in the Church of England, and who may desire to resign such office. Mr Denman introduced a Bill to enlnrge the discretion of justices on first convictions for certain larcenies. The House adjourned at twenty-five minutes to eleven o'clock. MONDAY. The House of Lords went into committee on the Sunday Trading Bill and the Judges Jurisdiction Bill. Both the measures passed through committee with only a few verbal amendments. The other business before the House was unimportant. In the House of Commons, Lord John Manners asked if the Government intended to introduce any measure for the better securing of life and the better administration of justice in Ireland. Mr Gladstone replied that he did not think, speaking generally of the subject raised by the question, it was desirable or necessary to depart from the ordinary principles of the con- stitution but there were several points in connection with the better administration of the law which were under the consider- ation of the Government, and in the course of a week or so he hoped that they would be able to take some practical steps. In replying to a question by Dr Lyon Playfair, the Premier stated that the Government was desirous of introducing a Bill this session with reference to elementary education in Scotland, but he could not say at present whether they would be able to ac- complish their desire. After some other questions had been re- plied to by ministers, Mr Childers introduced the navy estimates, the total amount asked for being f9,250,000, being three-quarters of a million less than the estimates of last year. and a saving of two mllions as compared with the estimates of two years ago. Mr Childers gave a detailed explanation of the policy of the Admiralty, and claimed that the three objects aimed at- efficiency, economy, and the popularising of the navy-had been promoted by that policy. TUESDAY. Their lordships met at five o'clock. Lerd REDESDALE laid on the table a Bill to amend the Ltish Church Act, which he said required correction in the case of livings falling vacant before the Church was extinguished on the 1st of January, 1871. It was obviously just that the proceeds of the livings during the meantime should belong to the Irish Church. The Bill was raad a first time. The reports and amendments to the Sundav Tradfti" Bill, and the Judges' Jurisdiction Bill were agreed to, and the Bills ordered to be read a third time. Their lordships adjourned at 5-15. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. The Solicitor-General for Ireland took his seat for London- derry, and Mr Auberon Herbert took his seat for Nottingham Mr Herbert was introduced by Mr Mundella and Mr C. Seeley. Lord C. J. HAMILTON gave notice of his intention to call at- tention to the circumstances connected with the dismissal by the Irish Government of Mr J. Manders, of Hilton Park, Clones, from the magistracy. In reply to Air Stackpoole, Captain VIVIAN said that the Com- mander in Chief had authorised the wearing of beards in the Indian army, but that His Royal Highness saw no reason why this order should be extended to the troops at home. Sir FREDERICK HEYGATE asked whether the Government in- tended to propose any alteration this session in the existing salaries and position of the teachers under the Irish National Board of Education. ?? ^'<,RTESCUE replied that the salaries and positions of the Irish National School teachers were far from satisfactory, but he was unable to answer the question of the hon. baronet until the report of the Primary Education Commission of Ireland hid b!en received. In reply to a question by Captain Dawson Damer, Mr BRUCE said the question as to the advisability of imposing some check upon the publication of the proceedings in the Divorce Court Vo-i°n^ durinS ^e discussion of the Divorce Court Bill in loal. On the recommendation of Sir C. Creswell a clause had been introduced into the Bill in the House of Lords for the purpose of enabling the judge at his discretion to hear cases with closed doors, but that clause was rejected by this House on the grounds that publicity was necessary to the pure and impartial administration of justice-(hear, hear i-and that although it must be admitted that much misery might reasonably arise from the publication of such cases, yet upon the whole public morality was a gainer rather than a loser by publicity. (Cheers.) In reply to lvlr Samuelson Mr BRUCE stated that statements had been circulated with regard to the Temporary Modifications Acts Extension Acts of 1867, and the course the Government would take in the matter would depend upon the replies they might receive. He should not be able to introduce a Bill on the subject during the present session. In reply to a question by Mr J. Howard, Mr BRUCE stated that he hoped to be able next session to bring in a Bill with reference to the protection of rivers. Mr R. TORRENS, in accordance with a notice he had placed on the paper, called attention to the expediency of promoting emigration all a means of relieving ibe cIeprene4 D QS the working classes, and staying the increase of pauperism. It was expedient that means be adopted for facilitating the emigration of poor families to The British colonies. He first described the distress existing among the working el«sses in the metropolis and elsewhere, and argued that the only means by which that distress could be really alleviated was by th promo- tion of emigration to the colonies. He suggested that emigra- tion should be assisted, not by sending the young and vigorous portion of the working class away, leaving us the aged and apathetic behind, but by t iking out middle aged men, fathers of families, and others who were still capable of earning good wages if they had a fair field for their exertions, but who were unable to earn sufficient for their existence at home. He stated that Canada had been offering some inducements for emigr tion from the mother country, but she had not done so much in this direction as she might have done. The Australians had aided emigration some years au:o, but unfortunately they had stopped at a time which was vtry unfavourable for a large increase of population. The hon. gentleman reviewed the voluntary efforts which had been made in England to promote emigration. He pointed out how insufficient they had been, and contendedth ,t the only feasible course was that of assisting in their passage to the colonies that class of persons of whom he had spoken, by doing which from the national purse the ratepayers would find that their burdens were rather A than increased, while they would speedily obtain relief from the pressure of v,uredsm, Mr EASTWICK seconded the motion. Mr MONSF.LI, said that the Government was deeply sensible of the value and importance of the colonies, and also that it was its duty to do all that it could to promote their property by emigration from the mother country. It was now twenty-two years since this question attracted so much public interest as it had done lately. Even then it was felt how great were the intrinsic difficulties attendant upon State aid, and that it was better to rely upon voluntary efforts. Since that time these difficulties had, owing to the altered circumstances and rela- tions of the colonies to the mother country, been greatly in- creased, and as regarded the Australian colonies, lie was in- formed that there would be so great a repugnance to receive upon a wholesale scale the class of emigrants whose sending out was contemplated by the hon. member, that it would raise all the irritation and difficulties of the whole convict question. The Australian colonies now only required skilled artizans and labourers, and they were willing to introduce all they required at their own expense, and did not wish for assistance or inter- ference. In Canada there was such a great apprehension of pauper emigration that legislation had been provided against it. Considering the attitude of the colonies, and the well-known objections to Government interference with voluntary efforts, which were likely to effect a great deal more than they could hope to do by the aid of the State, the Government could not assent to the motion of his hon. friend. Mr GLADSTONE having spoken in opposition to the motion, the House divided:-For the motion, 48 against, 153; majority, 105. Mr DODDS obtained leave to bring in a Bill to amendthe law relating to the registration of votes In counties in England and Wales. Mr RYLAND obtained leave to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale of beer and spirits, &c., during the whole of Sundays. Mr MAGUIRE moved for a select committee to enquire into the operation of the Prison Ministers Acts, as far as related to the religious instruction of prisoners not belonging to the Established Church. Mr NEWDEGATE opposed, but Mr BRUCE assented to the motion. On a division the motion was agreed to by a majority of 80 to 24. Mr SHAW LEFEVUE moved for leave to brin" in a Bill to facil- itate the construction and to regulate the working of tramways. After a short discussion leave was given. The House adjourned at 12 35. WEDNESDAY. This being Ash Wednesday the House of Commons did not meet until two o'clock. Atfer Mr M'Laren had moved the second reading of the Annuity Tax (Edinburgh) Bill, tile Lord Advocate promised that the Government would undertake to deal with the question, and moved the adjournment of the debate, in order that he might introduce a Bill upon the subject. This course did not command the unanimous assent of the House, but ultimately the promoters of the Bill gavo way, and the de- bate was adjourned for a fortnight. An almost similar course was pursued with regard to the Game Laws (ScotIan.1) Bill, Ois second reading of which was postponed by Mr Locke, at the instance of the Home Secretary, in order to give the Govern- ment the opportunity of introducing a measure upon the sub- ject. Not much time was spent in the discussion of Mr Plim- soll's Bill to compel railway companies to supply third-class carriages with foot warmers in cold weather. Mr Dillwyn, who moved the rejection of the measure, ridiculed the proposal as one that could only be followed by a suggestion that the rail- way companies should furnish all third-class passengers with railway rugs and hot brandy and water; and upon a division his amendment was carried by a majority of 32-108 to 76. Mr Cave's Life Assurance Companies Bill got into Committee,and the two first clauses were agreed to. Almost immediately afterwards the House adjourned. THURSDAY. In the House of Lords the Lord CHANCELLOR moved the second reading of the Naturalisation Bill, the provision. of which, he explained, were founded on the recommendations con- tained in the report of the commission which inquired into the state of the law on the subject two years ago. It proposed to remedy the difficulty that had arisen out of the double nation- ality question by enacting that naturalisation should be favoured under certain regulations, and on the same principles agreed to between different countries, and that when a person was natural- ised in one country he should cease to be a subject of the country he had left, and become a subject of the country of his choice. Further, if a British-born person naturalised abroad wished to resume naturalisation here, he must reside five years in this country, and obtain his naturalisation in the same way as aliens. With regard to the wife's naturalisation, that would follow the hasband's, and the children, on attaining their ma- jority would be free to choose for themselves. Aliens would be enabled to possess real and personal property of every description in this country, but the existing restrictions upon their holding offices and places of trust under the Government would be re- t¡\Ïned.. The Bill was read a second time. The Dissolved Dis- tricts and Unions Bill was passed through committee, and the Sunday Trading Bill and the Judges' Jurisdiction Bill were read a third time and passed. Their lordships adjourned at seven o'clock. In the House of Commons Mr Heron took his scat for the county of Tipperary. In answer to an interrogatory of Mr Bentinck as to the Ministerial intentions for the more effectual preservation of life and property in Ireland, Mr Gladstone once more reiterated the assurance contained in the speech from the throne at the opening of the session, through which the Government had endeavoured to let Parliament and the country understand that they could not shut their eyes to the gravity of the circumstances; and, having said that, he could add no more than that when they came to the conclusion that it was their duty to propose any such measures they would not wait for the suggestions of private and-independent members to perform that duty. The House having gone into committee Mr Cardwell, the Secretary for War, entered upon his annual exposition of the army estimates, and the several changes in the service effected or contemplated. The total charge for the army in the year 1870-71 would be Z12 975 000 as compared with L14,111,900 in 1869-70, being a decrease of ZI,136,900, and after deducting E67,000 for the pay of colonels on the Indian esta- blishment, the actual net decrease would amount to £1,069,500. Compared with the estimate of 1863-69, the decrease was £ 2,361,800, and it wonld not be attended with any sacrifice of efficiency, but rather the reverse. The principal causes of ex- eessive expenditure had been the colonies, the depot system, and the absence of sufficient control. Sir J. Pakington pro- nounced the statement of Mr Cardwell to be alike clear, able, and comprehensive; but regretted that he was unable to concur altogether in the policy which governed the measures of the War Office. On the whole he was of opinion that the reduction as proposed was utterly inconsistent with a wise and far-seeing policy. A debate of a diffuse and discussive character followed! It was proposed to disband the Canadian Rifles, the Cape Mounted Rifles the 3rd West India Regiment, and the African Artillery, and, after all reductions made there would remain at home 86,225 combatants as against 84,077 in 1868-69, and 87,224 in 1869-70; comprising 19 regiments of cavalry, 105 batteries of artillery, and 68 battalions of infantry. With refer- ence to changes of army organization, in the cavalry the rank of cornet (as well as of ensign in the infantry) would be abolished, and each regiment have ten lieutenants, of whom three would receive cornet pay. The total force provided for the defence of the country would amount to 376,602, thus composed u- lars, 109,225; second army reserve, 20,000; militia, less militia reserves, 63,600; yeomanry, 15,300; and volunteers, 168,477. Turning next to the purchase system, which he naively observed was one of those things which no fellah could understand the right hon. gentleman explained that the sum of £450 for first commissions would no longer be required, but that the disad- vantage which would follow this change to the purchase officers of other ranks would be compensated for by the country. At the Court of Probate on Tuesday afternoon an appli-
cation was made on behalf of Mrs Kelly for alimony. The Rev. Mr Kelly asked that the wound which had been already inflicted should not be struck deeper into him. He had been inhibited by his Bishop from preaching. His furniture had been sold to pay the costs in the Divorce case, and his house was now unoccupied. He was very poor; he had given all his wife's clothes away. His lordship declined to make any order for alimony at present. BREAKFAST. EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORT- ING.—The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Service Gazette remarks:—"The singular success which MrEpps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in i lb., lb,, and 1 lb. tin-lined packets, labelled—JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL HAIR.—Mrs S. A. Allen's "World's Hair Restorer or Dressing" never fails to quickly restore Gray or Fadlld Hair to its youthful colour and beauty, and with the first application a beautiful gloss and delightful fragrance is given to the Hair. It stops Hair from falling off. It prevents baldness. It promotes luxuriant growth. It causes the Hair to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It contains neither oil nor dye. In large bottles-Price Six Shillings. Sold by all Chemists and Perfumers. For Children's Hair, Mrs Allen's Zylobalsamum" far exceeds any pomade or hair oil, and is a delightful Hair Dressing it is a distinct and separate preparation from the Restorer and its use not required without it. Depot 2GG, High Holborn, London. Sold by Mr W. H. Turner, Chemist Church-street, Oswestry MODERN CUSTOMS. Presentations and testimonials are largely on the increase this modern custom appears to extend to almost every household, for no auspicious event is allowed to pass without its being marked by some pleasing souvenir; Birthdays, Christenings, Marria-es the seasons of the year, such as Christmas, New Years &c., invariably receive special commemoration. The at- tention of one of the great London Manufacturers, Mr J. W. BENSON, of 25, Old Bond-street, and of the City Steam Factory, Ludgate-hill, has been directed to this subject. With the view of giving more artistic effect to this custom of society, he has published a most interesting Illustrated Histoncal Pamphlet upon Watches and Clocks also one upon artistic Gold Jewellery, Silver and Electro- plate all are profusely illustrated with choice designs and are sent post-free for 2d. each, thus bringing within the reach of those who live even thousands of mile s away from London, one of the largest and most artistic collec- tions which can be seen in any part of the world and, it necessary, designs are Prepared to illustrate any special case.
CORN, &e. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET.—TUESDAY. There was a fair attendance. Millers took a considerable quantity of red and white descriptions, at the FULL RATES OF TUESDAY LAST. Flour was in better retail demand at late rates. Indian Corn was quiet, and the improvement of Friday was lost. Beans almost maintained the advance of Friday last. Barley and Peas were unchanged. Oats sold at a decline of One Penny per bushel. Oatmeal unchanged. LONDON, MONDAY.—Last week's supplies were generally light. Exports 51 qrs. Wheat, 10 qrs. Peas. English Wheat 5,719 qrs., foreign 6,108 qr^. With a moderate show of English Wheat this morning, a Yorkshire demand took off the best parcels at fully the rates of last Monday, but damp lots were still negle.'ted. The foreign trade was very dull, and low descriptions, such as red American and Russian, sold at Friday's decline of Is. per qr. Country Flour 18,700 sacks, and foreign 110 sacks 4,914brls. The trade was very quiet, but Xorfolks were not offered at less money. The demand for foreign saclis and barrels was merely retail, at sc ireely former pr'ces. Town rates were unaltered. Maize 12,877 qrs. This grain wsts fuly 6d. per qr. cheaper. British Barley 4,379 qrs., foreign 14,650 qrs. The sale of malting sorts was slow, and foreign griniins was do.vn G1. to Is. per qr. In Malt business remained difficult, with a downward tendency. English Oats 5-5 qrs., Scotch 1,000 qrs., foreign 11,748 qrs. Not- withstanding the small supplies business was heavy, at a decline of 6d. per qr. on last Monday's rates. Native l eans 1,412 qr- foreign none. New remained very dull, but old were firm. Eng- lish Peas ô02 qrs., foreign none. No change of values was noted.
CUBHENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AXD FLOUR IN MARK LANE. atiiiinus l" qr. Wheat, Esc;ex and '&ent 'wh 'te), old 45 to 48, Ditto, ditto new 38 47 iVTieat, Kss-oc and Kent 'red) old 44 46 Ditto, ditto n e,7 3G 43 Wheat, N'^rfolii, Lincoln, and Yorkshire Ted) old 45 47 Ditto, ditto ditto new 86 41 Barley 24 39 Beans 32 42 Oats, English fend 13 19 Flonr. per sack of 2801b, Town, Households, 37s. to 43s. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—The show of wheat was fair, and the attendance tolerable. The trade raled healthy, and prices were about the same as last week. Barley and oats were scarce, and quite as dear, the trade ruling dull. PETERBOROUGH, SATURDAY.—Wheat in fair supply, not very firm, and fully as dear. Barley in short enpply, and rather dearer. Oats and" beans about the same. Wheat, white, 52s.; rod. 38s. to 40s.; barley, 33s. to 38s.; oats, 133. to 28s.; beans, 40s. to 42s.; old, 50s. NEWCASTLE, SATURDAY.—Wheat from farmers moderate, and the demand good, at fully Is. per qr. dearer than last week. Oats remain firm. Fine samples of barley Is. dearer. Peas and beans from Is. to 2s. dearer. The trade with merchants is very firm, at the extreme prices of last week. Fiour met a good sal prices favouring sellers. Northumberland white wheat, 43s. to 47s.; barley, 33s. to 35s.; flour, 28s. to 31s. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—Avery slow sale. White what made 6s. 6d. to 6s. lOd. per 751b; red, Gs. Ud. to 6s. 6d. No change in oth' r sorts. \V HEX HAM, THURSDAY.—The following were the quotations White Wheat, 6s. Od. to 6,. 3d. per bushel of 751b lied Wheat 0s. 0 1. to 0s. Od. ditto; Malting Barley, 4s. 11),1. to 5s. 4d. per 38 quarts; Grinding ditto, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per bushel of 641b; Oats, 3s. 0d. to 3s. 9d. por 461b; Potatoes, 2s. 41. to 3s. 01. per mea- sure; Butter, Is. 41. to Is. 6d. per lb; Eggs, 14 and 16 for Is.; Fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple. WELiSliPOOL, MONDAY.—Quotations: —Wheat (per 801bs.) 6s. 4d. to 63. 6d.; old ditto, Os. Od. to 0s. Od.; Barley (per 40 I qts.), 5s. 0d. to 5s. 6d.; Oats, (per bag), 14s. to 18s. Oct.; Egtrs, 15 for Is.; Butter, Is. 5d. to Is. 61. per lb.: Fowls, 3s. 61. to 5s. 01. per couple Ducks, 4s. Od. to 5s. 01. Potatoes, 3s. Od. to 35. 6d. per bushel. Geese, 5s. each.
CATTLE. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—The show of beef was fair, but the demand dull, at prices varying from 63. to 7d. perib. Mutton changed hands at 7d. to 8d. Pork and veal a dull sale, and quite as dear. PETERBOROUGH, SATURDAY.—There was a middling supply of beef on offer, which changed hands at Gd. to 7d. per lb. Mutton in some cases a trifle dearer. Pork was disposed of at high rates. Very little doing in veal; at higher rates. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 7,403 head. In sym- pathy with the heaviness prevalent in the dead meat market the cattle trade at Islington has been in a depressed state to-day, and the tendency of prices has been in favour of buyers. As regards beasts, a fair supply has come to hand, and some good serviceable stock was noticed. For all breeds the trade hAs been dull, and the extreme quotation for the best Scots and crosses has not ex- ceeded 5s. per 81b. In fact this price has been quite exceptional, many really good beasts being disposed of for less money. From Norfolk, Suffilk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire we received about 1,300 Scots and crosses; from other parts of England, 510 of various breeds; and from Ireland, 223 head. The market has been fairly supplied with Sheep. The transactions have been restricted, and prices have ruled in favour of buyers, 6s. per 81b being only occasionally obtained for the best Downs and half- breds, 5s. lOd. being frequently accepted. There has been a moderate inquiry for Lambs, at from 7s. to 8s. 6d. per 8ib. Calves have been quiet, but firm. Pigs have been dull. LIVERPOOL, MONDAY.—There were at market 2,395 beasts (of which about 200 were Spanish), and 7,575 sheep. The stock on offer consisted of about 100 fewer beasts and about 1,600 more sheep than last week. The quality of the beasts was only mid- dling; that of the sheep was very good. Although there were many country buyers at the market, sales were slow, and prices were in favour of buyers. A few beasts and sheep left unsold at the close. Quotations:—Best beasts, 7|d. to 7fd.; second best, 6id. to 7d.; inferior, 4id. to 6d.; sheep, 7|d. to 9 £ d- per lb.
MISCELLANEO US. LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 528 firkins Butter and 2,998 bales Bacon, and from foreign ports 24,593 packages Butter and 115 boxes Bacon. Irish Butter is moving off at irregular prices according to quality. Foreign met a steady sale, at little change in value. There was a good business transacted in the Bacon market last week, stout and heavy meat brought an advance of Is. per ewt. CHESTER CHEESE FAIR.—About 50 tons of various quali- ties was pitched; the highest prices being 80s.; the average, 75s.; and the lowest, 60s. LONDON HOP, MONDAY.—The continued inactivity of our market exercises a depressing effect upon prices; choice samples of new English growths maintain late figures, but all other des- criptions can be bought cheaper. There is a little animation in best qualities of new American and European, yearlings of all kinds remaining totally neglected in spite of their low relative value. Imports for the week ending 26th instant: Europe 332 bales. iunerica 1,882 bales, Total 2,214 bales.
against 978 the previous week. The Bavarian and Alost markets show no change worthy of notice, prices being reported steady, with a small demand. New York cable advices to the 24th iust. report the market as very flat. Mid and East Kent £ 7 0 £ 9 15 £ 13 0 Wealds 6 0 7 10 8 5 Sussex. 5 15 6 10 7 0 Bavarians 6 10 8 10 10 French 5 5. 6 0. 7 0 Americana 4 10 5 15 60 Yearlings. 1 15 2 15 8 10 WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY.—Messrs Piercy, Longbottom and Faram's circular says-" Oar market remains without sup- plies of the new growth from planters the demand is of a fair average character, and the prices continue to harden. Yearlings unchanged." LONDON SEED, MONDAv.-English Cloverseed continues to come out very sparingly, the demand is on the increase, and high prices would be paid for fine qualities. Foreign samples of red were held with much firmness, and prices are steadily creeping up for the best samples. English Trefoil held very high rates, with a steady sale. Useful foreign qualities were held for rather mere money. Canaryseed, both English and foreign, was fully as dear, and in steady request. A fair demand was experienced for foreign tares, both large and small qualities were rather dearer. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—Although the business doing has been only moderate, the market has been firm, in sympathy with colonial produce, and prices have been supported. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. S. d. to s. d. FLEECES—Southdown hoggets per lb. 1 0.1 11 Half-bred ditto. 1 4 1 5 Kent fleeces 1 8 1 3i Southd'n ewes and wethers „ 10 1 u Leicester ditto 1 2 £ 1 sf SOETS—Combing „ 1 4 J 41 Clothing 1 4 1 4t HALIFAX WOOL & WORSTED, SATURDAY.-There has been a very flat market to-day. For wool there is scarcely any business turning over; what business is done is for pressing wants only, and is done at prices still favouring the buyer. The better sorts of wool go off best, but even these feel the depression in price. In yarns there is no improvement, and frames are here and there standing. Prices are unsettled. In the piece trade there are complaints of want of business; in fact, the whole market is in a very depressed state. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—The supplies of Potatoes have been very good. With a fair trade, prices have ruled as under. The import into London last week consisted of 120 bags 25 brls. from Odessa, &c., and 4 cases from Oporto. English Shaws 120s. to 130s. per ton. English Regents 70s. to 95s. „ Scotch Regents 70s. to 110s. Scotch Rocks 70s. to 75s. „ French 6O3. to 70s. „ BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SAT JRDAV.— Hides: 951b. and upwards, 4!d. to Od. per lb; 851b. to 941b., 4J. to Od. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 3Jd. to 0J. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 3Jd. to Od. per lb; 561b to 641b, 3|1. to Od per lb; 551bs and under, Sid to Od. per lb. cows, 3!d. to 3d. per lb.; bulls, 3d. per lb.; flawed and irregular, 3d. to Blil. per lb.; horse, 7s. 81. to 18s. 6d. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 5d. per lb.; 121b. to 161b., 7f d. per lb; 91b. to lllb., 7fd. per lb.; light, 7 £ d. per lb.. flawed and irregu- lar, 51d. per lb. Wools, A 1,8s. 2d.; A, 6s. 5d.; B, 4s. 9d. WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, & FAT MARKET, SATUR- DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4d. per lb.; 851bs. to 941bs. 3H to Od. per lb.; 751bs. to 841bs., 31d. to Od. per lb.; 651bs. to 741bs.. Sd. per lb. 56Ibs. to 641bs., 3id. per lb. 551bs. and under, 3jd. Cows, 651bs. and upwards, 3fd. to Od. per lb.; 641bs. and under, 3d per Th; bulls, 2d. to 2fd per Th; flawed and irregular, Std. to 8|d. per lb; kips, 2d. to 4^d. per lb; horse, 2s. 61. to 13s. 6d. each. Calf: 171hs. and upwards, 5d. per lb.; 121bs. to 161bs,7?d. perib 91hs. to lllbs., 7?d. per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, 4s. 2d. to 6s. 51. each. Fat, 3id. to 3Jd.
TRADE INTELLIGENCE. THE WELSH IRON, TIN-PLATE, AND COAL TRADES. Although the position of the iron trade is little altered since last week, yet prospects generally are encouraging, and at all the works preparations are being made for increased operations. Numerous orders are expected to be shortly given out on home account, for now that the meetings of the home railway companies have been held, inquiries will, no doubt, be made for relaying purposes, which are likely to be carried out extensively. In the majority of cases satisfactory dividends are declared, and the companies seem amply supplied with funds, and this will enable them to enter the market with greater freedom and spirit. On foreign account there is not a great deal more doing. The principal markets at present are the United States and the Con- tinent; to the former of which the shipments are already in l excess of those of the corresponding period of last year. One fact is particularly gratifying in connection with the demand from America, and that is that a great quantity of the iron shipped is sent to the Southern States, which is an indication that that portion of the great continent < at last seooyering from I the depression it has experienced for many years which have elapsed since the civil war. The anticipated influx of orders from Russia is expected to begin to arrive next month, and from other sources important contracts are looked forward to. In the pig- iron trade there is a little more doing. In the tin-plate trade, prospects are more encouraging. The i,. advance of X,3 per ton in the price of tin, will in all pro lability be followed by improved prices fort:n-p!ate=. Latterly, however, the determination of the manufacturers to obtain higher prices has tended to check the demand; but this cleck will, it is be- lieved, only be a temporary one, as the American spring demand will shortly commence. At the ste am coal collieries there is a continued regularity of employment, the proprietors finding little difficulty in securing orderj. Wirh the West Indies and South America an increased trade is being done, and indications point to important additions to the demand from that quarter. There is also a fair business doing in hou-e coal, but in this department there must shortly bn a fallir.g oil as the spring advances. The agitation for a rise in wages continues among the col.iers. and meetings are about to be held in different parts of the district, at which the question is to be fully discussed, and the desiraole course to take deter- mined upon. Amongst a great portion of them a conciliatory feeling prevails, and no doubt a satisfactory understanding will be come to between masters and men.
WELSH EMIGRANTS IN AMERICA. Radley's Hotel, Southampton, Feb. 24th. SIR,—Finding here on my landing an address by "Mor Meirion," the President of the Cambrian League (whom we well know in America as the agent of Grant and the present Government), holding forth many advantages to Welsh emigrants, I beg you to make it known through your columns that no Welshman can hold land in America unless he previously forswears allegiance to the Crown of E t gland. It is fair the Welsh should know this. Yours truly, WALTER CADDAYON, The Pines, New York.
A NEW BIBLE. SIR,—Plain men who haven't a Shaftesbury's faith or a Cummhig's fancy will hail a revision of the Scriptures with delight. There are several passages to be cleared up—others to be cleared out—and not a few to be added if we are to have a Bible that shall be a rule of faith, and answer to Chiliingworth's boast. We want one that will trace more distinctly the rise and progress of the young Christian from Baptism to Confirmation, and shew us more clearly whether he is really regenerated by the former ceremony, the other being thus rendered unnecessary, or whether he remains free from peril only until his god- parents resign their trust. Indeed, we have but a hazy notion of the second ceremony at all—whether it used to mean a Bishop in lawn sleeves patting children's heads, or one, without, visiting the churches and strengthening the faith of the members by counsel and advice. Nor do we even know where promising and vowing godparents are mentioned in the Authorized Version, so defective is it; and we can only guess who was St. Peter's milliner. This is not right, for is not costume a fundamental doc- trine? And fancy a man dying who has never seen a chasuble! I say we can only guess at Peter's milliner, whom I suppose to have been Dorcas, who was evidently a handy yrr p woman with her needle: but how much more satisfacti yit wculd be to know that she really made the Apostle' sL „ic, —that is, assuming that he wore one, for this simple fact we cannot tell. Our Version is sadly obscure about the Church dignitaries generally of those days. Some were canons, no doubt, but we should know which were great guns and which small bores? Who were curates, who rectors, who vicars,—and under what disguise these titles are rendered in the Authorized Version? Then we are in the dark as to the latent virtue in Bishops which, in consecration, can overflow the walls of a building and sink into the depths of a cemetery—sink so deep that walls have been sunk to hold it in Fancy a Bible so defective as Lot even to indicate these things! I could go on ad infinitum, but I have given enough to shew that the Bishops are right in wanting a nex trans- lation of the Scriptures. Yours, &c., CHURCH MOUSE.
THE WELSH EDUCATION ALLIANCE. SIR,-Several s rticles and leaders have appeared in your columns which so entirely misrepresent the position and views of the Welsh Education Alliance, that I fear you have been grossly misinformed. All ministers of religion, mayors of towns, and other persons interested in education in Wales, were invited both by public advertisement and by circular to attend the Aber- ystwyth Conference. Never, I believe, has the mass of the Welsh people been better represented thaa at that meeting. If any religious or educational body in Wales did not get a fair hearing there, the fault was altogether their own, in not attending when invited, or in sitting dumb when there. The great majority of the Conference were noncon- formists, and it is not surprising that the resolutions passed should show that the result arrived at by the Con- ference was simply the application of Free Church princi. ples to the subject of Government education. Hence the first resolution declared (and the second and third echoed the sentiment) that Government education should be not only free and compulsory, but also secular, in regard to the subjects taught, and unsectarian in the management of the schools. The men who advocated and carried these resolutions were old nonconformist veterans, the honour and glory of Wales-men who had been battling for a lifetime against the pernicious alliance of Church and State—that has worked such incalculable mischief in regard to religion, morality, and politics. It seemed to them that Caesar was less fitted to pour out the sincere milk" for the babes than to carve the strong meat for their parents—that his lictors had better whip parents to the State Church than compel the tender infant to attend a State school of religion, where the delicate and awful duty of giving the child its first conceptions of God is laid upon a State official, paid to do this out of Caesar's revenues com- missioned to do this-not even in pretence by the Holy Ghost, but by Caesar himself. Because of such convictions the Welsh or nonconformist platform was drawn up, and the Welsh Education Alliance formed. You tell us we are alone we are not afraid of that. There have been good men standing alone before to-day. We believe that it is wrong for a secular Government to attempt to teach religion to child or adult, and that nothing but misery and infidelity can come out of such an attempt. For 300 years, ever since that honourable defender of the faith and founder of the Church of England, Henry VIII., true religion iu this country has been patronized, controlled, tolerated, and oftentimes well nigh stifled by the State. Let the mothers at least bring their children to Jesus without ask- ing leave of Herod if the synagogues have to be licensed by him, and none but Herodians may ascend the pulpit. There was One who said, My kingdom is not of this world," and forbad his servants to use force in His defence, or to extend His kingdom, When, then, we pro- test against little children being forced by policemen to attend a school where a pretence is made of teaching re- ligion—religion defined by Act of Parliament, and teach- ing paid for out of the Queen's taxes-we think we are not alone. Out of about thirty-five members who could attend (for the rest live in London or Liverpool), about twenty of our committee were present at Llanidloes, the greater part of whom came over 100 miles to the meeting. All the leaders of the Conference were there. We did not "oppose Mr Forster's as a radically bad Bill," but drew out in ex- tenso the amendments we desired to see introduced in it. These amendments we sent to Birmingham by a deputa- tion of five of our number, who were very cordially re- ceived by the League Executive, and a plan of united action between ourselves and the League was agreed upon. The Birmingham League does not wish us to give up our independent position or to unsay our nonconformist protest, and why should the people of Wales? A form of petition has been agreed upon praying for such alteration of the Bill as every true nonconformist must desire. This I will send you in time for insertion in Saturday's Times. Might I be allowed to ask you and your readers to look at the Baner, as a paper in which our position and views are fairly set forth. I feel sure you have been seriously misinformed about us from the very commencement. If it be right or advis- able for the secular Government to attempt to teach religion to old or young, as some of your correspondents appear to suppose, I can only say that such views are usually met with within the pale of the Establishment, and are ordinarily called State-Churchism. Such views I do not believe to be held by many Welshmen, and Iieneo do not think that Wales will repudiate the Alliance." Yours sincerely, ARTHUR GRIFFITH. P.S.—The deputation who waited on the League the day after the Llanidloes meeting consisted of Mr Cory, of Cardiff, the Rev. F. S. Johnstone, of Merthyr, the Rev. S. Kennedy, of Newport, the Rev. Daniel Row- lands, of Bangor, and Mr T. Gee, of Denbigh. 27, Portland-street, Aberystwyth, February 28. [We gladly insert this letter, but what Mr Griffith means by saying that articles have appeared in our columns en- tirely misrepresenting the position and views of the Welsh. Education Alliance" we are utterly unable to understand. We took exception last week to the action of a portion of the Executive Committee, but we venture to say that not a word misrepresenting the Alliance in any way has ever appeared in our editorial columns, unless it is a misrepre- sentation to say, as we said in our notice of the Aberyst- wyth Conference, that the Conference-a large and representative one—decided, we are glad to say, in favour of compulsion and unsectarianism, and on the whole the result may be accepted as satisfactory." Letters on both sides we have freely admitted, according to our rule, to give place to various opinions; but we are hardly asking too much of Mr Griffith when we request him to be more careful in his statements. It is an entire mistake to talk of our being "grossly misinformed. "-ED.]
At the Durham spring assizes on Tuesday, before Justice Willes, John Kellet, 51, miner, was charged with the wil- ful murder of his son-in-law, Thomas B ambridge, 21, by shooting him with a gun at Woodland, near Staindross, on the 13th February. Prisoner was found guilty of the crime of manslaughter, and sentenced to ten years1 penal servitude.