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MERIONETHSHIRE, NORTH WALES. A FREEHOLD ESTATE, near Towyn, in this county, known as Bodtalog, comprising 565 acres of Arable, Pasture, and Marsh LAND, with an agreeable Resi- dence, commanding extensive views over the surround- ing country and Cardigan Bay, Two Farmhouses with Yards Stables and other conveniences, and Cottages and Gardens, in and near the town of Towyn situate close to the Towyn Station of the Cambrian Railway, and three miles from the charming watering-place of Aberdovey; also a Perpetual Yearly Rent-charge of -2100, payable out of the Freehold Estate of Llwyn, near Dolzelley. Mn0nESSReSHERRING AND SON are instructed to l." Sell the above PROPERTY by Auction, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-vard, opposite the Bank of England, London, on Thursday, May 12th next, at Two o clock Precisely, in one Lot, and if not so sold then m several LOT 1.—The Perpetual Yearly RENT-CHARGE of -2100. LOT 2—The RESIDENCE of Bodtalog, a stone-built 'house of moderate elevation, facing the south, and over- looking Cardigan Bay, with large Gardens, Lawn, and Haddocks, well-timbered, containing 14a. lr. 9p. LOT 3. -Fronhaulog FARM, containing 112a. 3r. 10p., and let to a yearly tenant at £ 66 14s. per annum. Lot 4 Tymawr and Brynllis FARMS, containing 396a 2r. lip., and let on lease at the yearly rent of £ 180. LOT 5.-MARSH LAND, containing about 42 acres, let on lease at £ 40 per annum. T A *\TTI LOT 6.—COTTAGES and GARDENS, and LAND, in the village of Towyn, let to several tenants at rents amounting to £ 62 10s. 6d. per annum. Particulars, with plan and conditions, may be had of THOS. LOUGHBOROUGH, Esq., 23, Austinfriars, London; Air THOS. EDWARDS, Agent, Towyn at the Corbet Arms, Towyn at the Golden Lion, Dolgelley at the principal totels at Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Manchester, and Liver- pool at the Mart; and of the Auctioneers, 21, Moorgate- street, Bank, London, and Brixton-hill, Surrey. THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. In the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Cor- wen. INeQ'the Matter of GRIFFITH GRIFFITHS, of Maerdy, in the parish of Llangwm, in the county ot Denbigh, Shoemaker, Bookseller, and Stationer, adjudged Bankrupt on the Sixth day of December, 1869. An Order of Discharge will be delivered to the Bank- rupt after the expiration of thirty days from this date. Unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated this 29th day of March, 1870. EVAN JAMES, Esq., Registrar. THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. In the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Cor- wen. I the Matter of JOHN ROBERTS, of the London 11 Road, Corwen, in the county of Merioneth, Boot and Shoemaker, and Shoedealer, adjudged Bankrupt on the 30th day of December, 1869. An Order of Discharge will be delivered to the Bank- rupt after the expiration of thirty days from this date, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated this 29th day of March, 1870. EVAN JAMES, Esq., Registrar. THOMAS JONES, High Bailiff. THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. In the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Cor- wen. IN the Matter of EVAN EVANS, of Gaerwen, in the parish of Llangar, in the county of Merioneth, Farmer, adjudged Bankrupt on the 23rd day of October, 1869. A Meeting of the Creditors of the said Bankrupt will be "held before the Registrar, at the County Court House, Corwen, on the Eighteenth day of April, 1870, at Twelve O'clock at noon, for the purpose of declaring a dividend, and also whether any allowance shall be made to the Bankrupt. Proofs of debts will be received, and Credi- tors who have not yet proved, and do not then prove, will be excluded the benefit of the dividend. THOMAS JONES, High Bailiff. MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. XTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next J31 GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the Peace or the County of Merioneth will be holden on Tuesday, the Fifth day of April, 1870, in the County Hall, Dol- gelley, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when the Court will audit all such bills and accounts against the County as shall then be delivered, and will transact the business relating to the Assessment, Application, and Management of the County Stock or Rate, and of the Police Rate and the General County Business after which the Court will be adjourned to the following day, to be held at the same place, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when the Grand and Petty Jurors will be called over, and the Court will proceed to hear and determine all matters brought before them in the following order 1st, in the Trial of Prisoners; 2nd, in the Hearing of Appeals; 3rd, in Hearing Motions, and in the transac- tion of such other business as may be brought before the Court.. The Clerks to the Justices of the several divisions are requested to transmit to me, Seven days before the Ses- sions, all Depositions, Convictions, and Recognizances which shall have been then taken, with any instructions for indictments which they may be able to give. Dated this 15th day of March, 1870. EDWARD BREESE, Clerk of the Peace. TO MILLERS. TO BE LET, from the 12th of May, 1870, a WATER CORN MILL, with Two Pairs of Stones. Also, a COTTAGE, Garden, and a Piece of Land, at Llwyngwril, Merionethshire. For further particulars, apply to Mr R. GILLART, Machynlleth. March 28th, 1870. FARM BAILIFF WANTED. WANTED immediately, for the Cliffe, near Dol- gelley, a married couple (without children), to act in the capacity of WORKING F ARM BAILIFF and DAIRYMAID. Must be able to speak English and keep ordinary accounts. None need apply who cannot produce good testimonials as to character and ability, and are willing to make themselves generally useful. Liberal wages and a comfortable home offered to a proper and suitable party. Applications (accompanied by testimonials) to be made to Mr W. R. WILLIAMS, Land and Estate Agent, Spring- field House, Dolgelley. TO BE LET. A SHOP, with DWELLING HOUSE attached, where a good business can be done in Grocery and Drapery, several Slate Quarries being in the neighbour- hood. For further particulars, apply by letter, or personally, to Mr MEREDITH JONES, Tynycoed, Arthog, near Dolgelley. CLARA CONSOLS SILVER LEAD MINING CO., (LIMITED.) "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the First required portion of the CAPITAL of this Company having been subscribed, the Allotment of Shares will be made on Tuesday next, the 5th April. T\/fR PRICE'S DOGS are at the Service of the JLTJL Public, Fee Five Guineas; they have all been highly decorated on the Birmingham Show benches, and are equally good in the field. JIM, lemon and white Pointer, 4 years and three months old. BOB, his own brother, a very bony, muscular ditto, for weaker or slighter bitches. SNAPSHOT, lemon and white Pointer, 11 months old. JEPP, lemon and white old Welsh Setter, of the ancient Nannau breed, 5 years old. BRUCE, Clumber Spaniel, 5 years and 9 months old. Bitches to be a ddressed to E. MILLICHAP, Head Keeper, Rhiwlas, Bala, by Great Western Railway via Ruabon to Bala. A Litter of COCKER SPANIELS for SALE, by the Celebrated Drake, out of a veiy handsome bitch, 30s. each. Also a Magnificent young Retriever Dog, 9 months old, a splendid specimen, by Mr T. D. Hull's celebrated Copson, (lately dead), out of Luna, winner of the cup at the last Birmingham Show for the best Retriever of all classes; price 210. TO BE LET, at Towyn, Merioneth, a Commodious HOUSE and CORNER SHOP, situate in Church- street (opposite the Church), on the road leading from the Railway Station to the Corbet Arms. Very suitable for a Chemist, Druggist, and Grocer. Apply to R. DA VIES, Butcher, Towyn. TO INNKEEPERS AND OTHERS. TO BE LET, with immediate possession if required, a First-class House of Business, known by the name of the PRINCE OF WALES INN, otherwise called Plasbrith," situate in the town of Dolgelley. For further particulars and terms, apply to Mr EDWD. OWEN, Prince of Wales Inn, Dolgelley. FIRE INSURANCES RENEWABLE AT LADY-DAY SHOULD BE PAID FOR ON OR BEFORE THE 9TH OF APRIL. JpROVINCIAL JNSURANCE COMPANY Established 1852. Chief Offices: WREXHAM-LONDON-GLASGOW. CAPITAL 2200,000, wholly subscribed. FIRE DEPARTMENT. Insurances effected upon almost all descriptions of Pro- perty, upon moderate terms. No charge whatever made beyond the premium. Claims settled with promptitude. LIFE DEPARTMENT. The usual description of Life Assurances effected. Numerous advantages offered. The accumulated Life Fund amounted, at 31st December, 1869, to 2141,198. This Fund has more than doubled itself in the last six vears. Chairman of the Company: THOMAS BARNES ESQ., Farnworth, and The Quinta, Salop. ROBERT WILLIAMS, Wrexham. Secretary to the Company. AGENCIES.—Applications are invited from towns and districts where the Company is not already adequately represented. Apply to the Secretary. J. WINDSOR & CO., AGRICULTURAL MACHINISTS, WIRE WORKERS, kc., BEG to call the attention of the Ladies of the neighbourhood to the Newly-invented PATENT AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE, Ranging in price from 12s. 6d to £ 2 10s. This Machine has the following advantages :—Is Self- acting-Will do a Family's Washing in Forty Min. utes-Dispenses entirely with labour-And prevents the Wear and Tear of Clothes. Prospectuses, prices, and further information may be had on application to the Agents, where they may be seen. Sole Agents— J. WINDSOR AND CO., MACHINISTS, &c., BEATRICE-STREET, For Oswestry and district. See paragraph. to** D O L G E L L E y7~ ROYAL SHIP FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL AND POSTING HOUSE. MUCH additional convenience has been' added to this Establishment, combining Spacious Coffee and Sitting Rooms. Attendance, Is. per day, BILLIARDS. Omnibuses to and from all the Trains. Coaches to all parts of the District. Ponies and Guides at fixed charges. EDWARD JONES, Proprietor. V. R." MR. SELLIS, DENTIST, TOWYN. FIFTEEN YEARS Surgical and Mechanical JL Dentist in London, may be consulted at the under- mentioned towns:— DOLGELLEY—Every second and fourth SATURDAY, at Miss Evans's, Smithfield-street. Miss Evans's, Smithfield-street. BALA-Every FIRST and third SATURDAY, at Mrs JONES'S, Tegid-street. PWLLHELI—Mr Francis Evans, bookseller, &c., High- to 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. PAPER HANGINGS. A LARGE Assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, at a greatly reduced price, at T. THOMAS'S, BRIDGE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Picture Frames in Gilt, Maple, &c. Mouldings supplied to the trade at reduced terms. CASH. WILLIAM OWEN, PROPRIETOR, LATE MANAGER OF TUE BROOK VILLA, LIVERPOOL. AGENT FOR GREAT WESTERN COMPANY, AND TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. BALA LAKE 0 lp -I.. 0 BOATS, BILLIARDS, COACHES, CARRIAGES, CABS, AND CARS FOR HIRE. GOOD STABLING. FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION FOR FAMILIES, &c. LADIES' COFFEE ROOM. MERIONETH. yjgyQUGHT ONLY ON THE BOX THE PUBLIC ARC CAUTIONED AGAINST Taj gig K. 1 I b dj A NOVELTY! THE NEW SHILLING PACKET OF NOTE JL PAPER, containing 120 sheets of Superfine Cream Laid Note Paper; A correct Likeness of the Buyer is given with each packet. ASKEW ROBERT WOODALL, & VENABEES, Bailey Head, Oswestry. GLENFIELD STARCH. EXCLUSIVELY USED IN THE ROYAL LAUNDRY. and HER: MAJESTY'S LAUNDRESS says it is the Finest Starch she ever used. AWARDED PRIZE MEDAL FOR ITS SUPERIORITY. When you ask for GLENFIELD STARCH See that you get it, as inferior kinds are often substituted WOTHERSPOON & Co., GLASGOW & LONDON. MR CROSSLEY, Organist of the Parish Church, Dolgelley, WILL receive PUPILS for the Organ, Piano, and Singing. TERMS—Two Guineas a Quarter. RESIDENCE: BANK BUILDINGS, DOLGELLEY'
CORN, æc. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET.—TUESDAY. Only a limited business has been transacted in Wheat, at the improvement noted on Friday, or TWOPENCE PER CENTAL ADVANCE on the week. Flour without quotable alteration. Beans and Barley maintained late rates. Oats from scarcity held for full prices, and Oatmeal commanded Is. per load over last quotations. Indian Corn moved slowly, and the improvement at the close of the week was not quite maintained in the business transacted. LONDON, MONDAv.-Last week's supplies were altogether moderate. Exports: 470 qrs. Wheat, 5 qrs. Oats. 10 qrs. Beans, 2 cwt. Flour. English Wheat 3,802 qrs., foreign 9,859 qrs. Though the show of fresh samples this morning on the Kentish and Essex stands was small, in very few instances any mora money was made; yet trade was altogether more healthy, with readier sales. Foreign was generally held for some advance but it was only realised, excepting in American qualities, to the extent of Is., grudgingly paid. Country Flour 22,486 sacks, foreign 1,546 sacks 9,487 barrels. Factors generally held country qualities rather higher, and succeeded partly in select qualities, but not generally. All descriptions of foreign were firm at the previous rates. Last Monday town millers reduced the top price of town flour to 40s., at which it stands. Maize 210 qrs. This grain, from the short supplies, advanced fully 61. per qr. British Barley 2,352 qrs., foreign 2,635 qrs. Though malting sorts were no dearer, foreign qualities were firm, and grinding was about 6d. higher. In Malt the trade was quiet, with prices unchanged. English Oats 464 qrs., foreign 12,350 qrs. Good fresh corn found a fair demnnd at last Monday's rates, but stale granary lots remained dull. Native Beans 908 qrs., foreign 665 qrs. The market was very firm for all good corn. English Peas 297 qrs., foreign none. Prioes were steady at the previous rates. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. Shillings 41" qr. Wheat, EsRex and Kent (white), old 45 to 49 Ditto, ditto new 89 48 Wheat, Essex and Kent (red) old 44 45 Ditto, ditto new 87 43 Wheat, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire (red) old 45 46 Ditto, ditto ditto new 37 43 Barley 25 40 Beans 84 43 Oats.English feed 18 20 Flour, per sack of 2801b, Town, Households, 34?. to 403. MOLD, WEDNESDAY.—Wheat, 13s. 6d. to 14s. 6d.; barley, 12s. Od. to 13s. Od.; oats, 8s. Od.; butter, Os. Od. to Is. 7d.; tub butter, Is. 2d. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—The following were the quotations: White Wheat, 6s. 2d. to 6s. 4d. per bushel of 751b; Red Wheat, 03. Od. to 09. Od. ditto; Malting Barley, 5s. 2d. to 5s. 6d. per 88 quarts; Grinding ditto, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per bushel of 641b; Oats, 3s. 21. to 4s. Od. per 461b; Potatoes, 2s. 6d. to 8a. Od. per mea- sure; Butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 5d. per lb; Eggs, 16 and 18 for la.; Fowls, 2s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per couple. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows: Wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 4d. Barley, 5s. Od. to 5s. 3d.; Oats, 8s. 9d. to 4s. 6d.; Beef, 8d. to 10d. per lb: Mutton, 8d. to 9d.; Veal, 7d. to 8d.; Lamb, 7d. to 8d.; Pork, 8d. to Od.; Butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per lb; Eggs, 14 to 16 for a Is.: Potatoes, 3s. 0d. to 8s. 6d. per measure; Fowls, 8s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; Babbits, Is. 6d. to Is. 9d. per pair. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.—Quotations:—Wheat (per 801bs.) 63. 6d. to 6s. 10d.; old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 40 qts.), 5s. 3d. to 5s. 9d.; Oats, (per bag), I63. to 18s. Od.; Eges, 20 for la.; Butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per lb.; Fowls, 3s. 6d. to lis. Od. per couple Ducks, 4s. Od. to 53. 0d. Potatoes, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per bushel
CATTLE. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 8,187 head. In sym- pathy with the better feeling prevalent in the dead meat market, the cattle trade to-day has shown signs of increased animation, and although no actual advance has ensued, the tendency of prices has been undoubtedly in favour of sellers. As regards Beasts, the receipts from our own grazing districts have been on a fair average scale, and have included some prime Norfolk stock. The Scotch beasts have come to hand less freely, but the quality has continued good. From abroad the arrivals have been more liberal, and the general condition of the French beasts has given satisfaction. More briskness has been noticed in the in- quiry, and the quotations have been well supported. The best Scots and crosses have realised 43. 10d. to 5s. per 81b. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire we received about 1,301 Scots and crosses; from other parts of England, 550 df various breeds; from Scotland, 220 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, 250 head.
MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 248 firkins Butter and 3,000 bales Bacon, and from foreign ports 16,967 packages Butter and 1,610 bales and 100 boxes Bacon. The supplies of foreign Butter having increased, prices declined 6s. to 8s. per cwt.; best Dutch 118s. to 120s. The Bacon market ruled slow, and prices were rather lower: Irish Is. and Hamburg 2s. from the quotations of this day se'nnight. LONDON HOP. MONDAY.—Our market is very quiet for all descriptions, new home growths drooping a little under the con- tinued inactivity of trade. There has been more inquiry for fine new Americans within the last few days; but, no sales of importance are reported, yearlings of all kinds remain still utterly neglected. Imports for the week ending 26th March 584 bales, against 2,004 bales the previous week. Continental markets are all reported dull, but the best Bavarians still maintain recent values. New York advices to the 12th inst. report the market as aniet. Mid and East Kent £ 7 0 £ 9 5 £ 12 12 Wealds 6 0. 7 0 8 0 Sussex. 5 12 6 6 6 13 Bavarians 6 6. 7 7. 9 0 French 5 0 5 15 6 10 Americans 4 5. 5 5 6 0 Yearlings. 1 10 2 10 8 15 LONDON SEED, MONDAYo-English Cloverseed continues to come forward very slowly. Fine bright samples brought rather more money. Foreign qualities of red were fully as dear, and in good request. English Trefoil realised very full prices, and quite as high rates were paid fer foreign qualities. Canaryseed realised previous values, with a steady sale. Grass seeds were placed freely at recent quotations. White Mustardseed sells steadily, at full rates, and there was no change in the value of brown samples. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—A fair amount of animation has been noticed in the market for English wool. For fine qualities there has been a healthy inquiry, and for such full prices have been paid. Medium and inferior qualities have commanded a fair amount of attention. CCttRF.NT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. B. d. to S. d. FLEECES—Southdown hoggets .per lb. 1 01 11 Half-bred ditto 13 14 Kent fleeces. 1 a 1 sj Southd'n ewes and wethers „ 10 1 Leicester ditto „ 1 2 £ 1 s| BOUTs-Combing 11 1 3 1 SA Clotbing 1 4 1 4i LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—These markets have been I moderately supplied with Potatoes. The trade has been firmer at our quotations. English Shaws 120s. to lS0s. per ton. English Regents 70s. to 75s. „ Scotch Regents 83s. to 100s. „ Scotch Rocks 70s. to 80s. „ French. 70. to 77 „ I
THE IRON, TIN PLATE, AND COAL…
THE IRON, TIN PLATE, AND COAL TRADES OF SOUTH WALES. There is a considerable amount of business doing at the ironworks, and employment keeps about the same as re- ported last week. No clearances have yet been made for Russia, but several vessels have been chartered for Cron- stadt and other northern ports, which indicates that a brisk business may be looked forward to. Last year the Russian demand proved comparatively small until June or July, and then some unusually heavy orders came in which taxed the resources of the ironmasters to the utmost, and to the exclusion of other contracts. In consequence of the lateness of the season higher freights had also to be paid. It is evident that these mistakes will not be repeat- ed this year, for already large contracts are under nego- tiation, and by placing them early a handsome saving will be effected in the cost of transit. American requirements have somewhat increased. Home business is characterised by more quietude, owing to the near approach of the end of the quarter, when buyers generally withhold their orders until prices are settled. No change is anticipated in quo- tations. In the tin-plate trade the firmness of the last few weeks is fully maintained, and if the American spring demand proves as large as expected, there will be a further advance in prices. Steam coal proprietors are able to keep their pits in regular employ, and for house qualities there is a fair coasting inquiry. There is no new feature to note respect- ing the wages question.
MR LOWE AND THE BUDGE r.
MR LOWE AND THE BUDGE r. A deputation from the Financial Reform Union waited bn the hancellor of the Exchequer onTuesday, urging that in framfng his Budget he would take into consideration the claims of tea coffee, and sugar to entire exemption from taxation. Mr Lowe said they would hear in a fortnight what his pro posals were. He did not agree that it was right that the work mg class should be wholly exempt from taxation other than tha on spirituous and fermented liquors; it would be a very bad principle for them to say that there should be two classes—one who imposed taxes and another who paid them. He was not a disciple of that school which would clo away with all import duties.
artiatntntal1t FRIDAY. In the House of Lords last night, the reyal assent was given by commission to several Bills. The business transacted by their lordships was. of an almost wholly formal character. At the early meeting of the House of Commons-the first morning sitting of the present session called for by the necessity of making progress with the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill- the House, got into committee upon the Bill. It resumed the discussion of Mr Bouvetie's proposal to exclude from the operation of the 27th clause (which empowers the lord-lieutenant to seize newspapers, presses, and types) merely" seditious" writings or engravings.- When Mr Fortescue rose to express the opinions of ihe Government, he informed the House-of two. im- portant changes which they were prepared to introduce into the Bill. In the first place, they would omit from the olanse the words subjecting to its authority newspapers "haying a ten- dency to encourage treason, &c. and include only those actually "encouragin or propagating treason or sedition. or inciting to the committal of any felony and, beyondthat, they would consent to provide that the lord-lieutenant should not exercise his power of seizure until he had given one warning to the newspaper. This latter concession was received with general expressions of approval, but the former met with, only a placid acquiescence.—The Prime Minister emphatically declared that the adoption of Mr Bouverie's amendment would render these clauses entirely unworkable; and when a division- was taken it was rejected by a majority-of 277—333 to 56.-Wh-n the amend- ment suggested by Mr Fortescue and some others of less im- portance had been inserted, Mr Maguire, without 8 word, moved the rejection of the clause.—Mr Charley, rising to support this proposal, was received with one of the most extraordinary "howls" that has been heard this session; but despite this in- terruption, he contrived to inform the House- that be opposed the c-lause because it would enable the Chief. Secretary for Ire- land to prevent the Roman Catholics discussing the acts of their spiritual advisers.—Upon a division the clause was retained by a majority of 226—255 to 29; and immediately afterwards the sitting was suspended. I When the House re-assembled at nine o'clock it almost imme- diately went into committee, and resumed the consideration of the Peace Preservation Bill, and Mr Whalley repeated the ex- pression of his unwillingness to utter his conviction that this Bill would be a failure, because his prophesies were always fulfilled.-The remaining sections were agreed to, some new clauses were added, and the Bill was ordered to be reported at a special sitting to be held for the purpose on Saturday. SATURDAY. The Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill passed its final stage in the House of Commons at a special sitting held on Saturlay sfternoon, a clause being introduced to the effect that news- papers must be warned before bpin-r soixed. MONDAY. The most important business transacted in the House of Lords on Monday night was the introduction of the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill, which was read a first time without any discussion. The second reading was fixed for Tuesday night. In the House of Commons Mr Childers exposed the falsehood of a story which had been oiroulated as to the refusal of the authorities of Portsmouth dockyard to allow a soup kitchen to be supplied with water from their cisterns.—Mr Stansfeld stated that there is no intention to take the second reading of the S ivings Bank Bill till after Easter.—Before the House was allowed to go into committee upon the Irish Land Bill, it had to listen to two speeches which Mr Knight and Mr Newdegate had been prevented from delivering on the second reading. The former of these gentlemen recommended as the true panacea for Irish discontent the general extension of out-door relief; while the member for North Warwickshire was at some trouble to prove, by the authority of Dr Manning, that this Bill would give no real satisfaction to Ireland.-After Mr Dodson took the ohair, Mr Samuelson proposed to place all customs existing in Ireland in the same position as, and to allow them the same force as the Bill gives to, the Ulster custom.—This proposal, though sup- ported by many Irish members, was opposed alike by the Govern- ment and by Dr Ball, speaking for the opposition; and ulti- mately it was rejected by a majority of 283-3%, 7 to 42.-Another amendment proposed by Mr Johnston, of Ballykilbeg, as to the form of words defining the Ulster custom, was negatived by a majority of 279-318 to 39.—At last the terms of the clause were modified at the joint instance of Mr Forfe-icue and Dr Ball, and the chairman was, despite of the pretests of some hon. members. ordered to report progress, before a single section of the Bill had been agreed to. When the other orders had been disposed of, the House adjourned. TUESDAY. Their lordships met at five o'clock. Lord DUFFERIN moved the second reading of the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Act. He stated that the Govern- ment had introduced the Bill with regret, but with a firm conviction of the necessity of providing the Irish Execu- tive Government with larger powers for the preservation of peace and order and the maintenance of life and pro- perty. Unhappily there now prevailed in parts of Ire- land a state of things which the Government of no civilized country could be expected to tolerate, and which was incompatible with the maintenance of social order. During the last fourteen months, up to the 28th of Feb. last, there had been eight cases of agrarian murder, six- teen cases of firing at the person, six of firing dwellings, twenty-six of agrarian assaults, 171 of administering unlawful oaths, 480 of sending threatening letters, making » a total of 713 cases in a little more than a year. In addi- tion to this a portion of the Irish press was constantly in the habit of publishing seditious and treasonable articles, which had a tendency to incite to the perpetration of out- rage. He contended that such a state of affairs required exceptional legislation and justified the introduction of the present Bill. The noble lord explained in detail the provisions of the Bill as they have already been fully given in the debates in the House of Commons; he added that it rested with the Irish people themselves whether the Act when passed became a dead letter or was con- verted into an active and efficient measure. The Duke of RICHMOND supported the second reading of the Bill, and urged that the pecvfliar nature of the cir- cumstances justified the extreme severity of the measure. He quoted the opinion of Chief Justice Monaghan, Mr Justice George, and others, to show the prevalence of agrarian outrage throughout the country, and the neces- sity of dealing with the question firmly and decisively. One thing to be greatly deplored was the impunity with which the outrages were committed. They were gen- erally perpetrated in the face of day and in the presence of many spectators, and yet almost invariably the offender escaped justice. Reviewing the provisions of the Bill, he admitted their stringency, but said they were not more stringent than the peculiar character of the offences dealt with demanded. As to the clauses of the Bill which affected the press he thought they were of the utmost value. He did not regard them as an attempt to gag the Irish press, but simply as a judicious means of preventing the publication of treasonable matter, which had a tendency to incite to the perpetration of outrage. At the same time he was inclined to attribute the state of things which existed in Ireland, and the necessity for the measure, to the injudicious speeches which had been made by members of the present Government—speeches which in themselves were no doubt intended to be harmless, but which had nevertheless been productive of great michief. Nor was he satisfied with the period at which the mea- sure had been introduced. It would have been more wise to have brought in the Bill the moment Parliament assembled. He hoped the Government would carry out the provisions of the present Bill in a vigorous and determined manner. There was a general feeling in the country that justice should be done to Ireland, but also that breaches of law and order should not be allowed to go unpunished. Lord ORANMORE and BROWNE also attributed the present state of Ireland to the language and policy of the present Government. Lord LURGAN felt mortified and surprised that his countrymen should have been led so much astray by the press and others as to require the introduction of a fresh measure of repression. For many years the policy pur- sued towards Ireland was not one that was calculated to win her affections and secure her loyalty; but in recent times that policy had changed, and a disposition to con- ciliate her and to consult her welfare and interests had been substituted. He sincerely hoped that the Bill when passed would practically remain a dead letter. The Earl of DERBY said it was most unfortunate that a measure of this kind should be necessary; but being necessary their lordships had a duty to perform, and from that duty they must not shrink. He regretted, however, that the Bill instead of coming before their lordships at the end of March had not been introduced in the beginning of February. At the same time he gave the Government credit for the decision at which they had arrived without dwelling upon the fact that they had been a long time arriving at it. He could not deny that in dealing with the press, as the Government now proposed, they were striking at the root of freedom; butstrong as their measure was, and he apprehended that it was one wholly unprecedented in its stringency, it was not one which was too stringent with regard to the trial of the offenders; but he suggested as a subject worthy of the consideration of the Government whether the law which requires a jury to be unanimous might not be altered, and a majority of two-thirds rendered x Sicient. The Earl of ICIMBERLEY said the Government had no reason to complain of the manner in which the Bill had been received on both side of the house. He vindicted the conduct of the Government in having introduced the Land Bill first, and contended that finally greater results were likely to flow from it than from the present measure; the object of the policy which that Bill represented was to increase the security for life and property in Ireland, and to found a better state of society, and to pro- duce greater confidence between all classes. He admitted that the question with regard to the unanimity of juries, raised by Lord Derby, was of importance but it would be well to consider whether, if a change was made, it should not be general, and be made to apply to England as well as Ireland. With regard to the press, he was in a position to say that when occupying the position of Lord Lieutenant in Ireland, the articles in some of the news- papers were one laboured incitement to treason against the Crown, and one continual stirring-up of discord be- tween different classes. The Marquis of SALISBURY expressed a belief that the provisions of the Bill, much as they might affect Fenian- ism, would not deal with Ribbonism; the only way in which Ribbonism could be reached was by altering the constitution of juries. He thanked the Government for the provisions with regard to the press, and urged that until they established in the minds of the people of Ire- land that they intended to govern, and that the country must submit, it was futile to hope that they would reap the full advantage of any remedial measures. They must teach the Irish people to fear the law before they could induce them to lQve it. Earl GRANVILLE contended that the provisions of the Bill were directed as much against Ribbonism as Fenian- ism. He intimated that the Bill would be committed on Thursday when the suspension of the standing orders would be moved in order that it might be passei The Bill was then read a second time. The Mutiny Bill and the Marine Mutiny Bill were read a third time and passed. The House adjourned at 7*50, I The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. Mr E. T. Robinson took his seat for Bristol. Mr CAMPBELL gave notice thai. on the 26th of April he will call attention to the subject of County Government, and move that, in the opinion of the House, the principle of representation ought to be applied to the government and financial administration of ceunties., Mr LoWTHEry gave notice on behalf of the hon. mem- ber for Covent (Mr Staveley Hill), that on the 26th April he will move for the appointment of a select com- mittee to enquire into the alleged depressed condition of trade, as well as into the present condition of commercial, manufacturing, and treaty arrangements with foreign countries. Mr FAWCETT gave notice that on the 6th of April he will call attention to the report- of the School Commis- sion, and move a resolution to the effect that the evidence given before that Commission proved that the ignorance prevailing in the rural districts, was more greatly due to the early age at which children, are-taken from school and sent to work than to any deficiency of general education. In answer to a question put- by Colonel Wilmot, Mr CARDWELL stated that the reason why rifles had not been issued to volunteer corps.in districts Nos. 6, 8, and 10, was that it had been found necessary to examine the weapons carefully with a view to the issue of better ones than had been in the hands of the corps. At the present time 2,000 rifles were being issued per day, and 55,000 would be in the hands of the volunteers by the end of ApriL Mr W. H. SMITH gave notice of his intention on an early day to call attention to the operation of the Poor Law, and to move an address for a Royal Commission to enquire into the Poor Law administration. Several hon. members took part in a debate on a motion byMr Rylands seconded by Mr James White, for reducing the African squadron. Mr CHILDERS said that up to 1868 the average force of the foreign squadrons was 17,400 man. In that year it was reduced to 14,000; and. last year to 11,500 men. They had been reduced as far as he felt was at present practicable, but if circumstances would permit it he should have no hesitation in further reducing their strength. Mr RYLANDS withdrew the motion. Sir GEO. JENKINSON called attention to the hardships and injustice inflicted on many parishes, by the present system of the abolition of turnpikes. He complained of the area of taxationfor themaintenance of themain lines of road, and moved a resolution calling on the Government to provide a remedy with as little delay as possible. After a few remarks from Mr ScLATER-BOOTH and other members, Mr KN'ATCHBUI.L HCGESSEN agreed with the remarks which had been made by the preceding speakers, and was inclined to go farther than most of them. The question might safely be left to the Home Office, which would, as soon as it was able, bring in a general measure. Mr NEWDEGATE moved for a Select Committee to in- quire into the existence, character, and increase of con- ventual and monastic institutions and societies in Great Britain, and into the terms upon which funds belonging to these bodies had been acquired or were held. The House divided-For the motion, 131; against, 129; majority for, 2. The motion for a Select Committee was therefore carried. Lord CLAUDE J. HAMILTON called attention to the dis- missal of Mr Madden from the Irish magistracy, and moved for the correspondence with respect to it. Sir T. BATESON seconded the motion. Mr C. FORTESCUE defended the conduct of the Govern- ment. The debate was adjourned on the motion of Colonel S. KNOX. The other business was then disposed of, and the House adjourned at 1.15. WEDNESDAY. At the sitting of the House of Commons on Wednesday after- noon, Mr C. Forster moved the second reading of the measure for abolishing the forfeiture of the property of persons convicted of felony.—Mr Osborne Morgan supported the second reading of the Bill, as it would tend to purge the statute book of an Act that ought long since to have been repealed. The present state of the law was full of subtleties and inconsistencies. Even an acquittal of a charge of felony sometimes involved forfeiture; an innocent, but timid man, running away from an accusation that he had not the courage to meet, might have to endure the forfeiture of his goods. The fact that the Crown frequently did not avail itself of its strict rights also seemed to him a powerful argument for the Bill, which he gladly accepted as a useful instalment of a long overdue measure of justice and right reason. The hon. gentleman, as well as Mr Jesse, and the Home Secre- tary were of opinion that it would be necessary to enlarge the scope of the Bill, and it was, after being read a second time, referred to a Select Committee. It was in very moderate terms that Mr W. Johnston moved the second reading of the Bill re- pealing the Irish Party Processions Act, and his example was imitated by Viscount Crichton, who seconded the motion. The noble lord and the member for Belfast founded their opposition to the existing Act on the ground that it had operated unjustly and had imposed especial hardships upon the Protestants of the North of Ireland, from which Roman Catholics were free. Mr C. Forteseue did not go the length of admitting the soundness of these objections, but he acknowledged that the Party Pro- cessions Act had not worked satisfactorily, and he was therefore prepared to assent to its repeal. At the same time, it would be necessary that processions should be subject to some regulations; and ne therefore promised that after Easter he will introduce a Bill which shall deal with the subject in such a manner as to do no injustice to either Protestants or Roman Catholics. This announcement by the Chief Secretary was received with general expressions of approval, but Lord C. Hamilton was not content to allow the discussion to close without impugning the manner in which the Liberal Government had applied the Party Processions Act in Ireland. To him Mr Dowse felt it necessary to reply, and some allusions to the course pursued by the Ad- ministration of the Duke of Abercorn, especially to the con- viction of Mr Johnston, drew a rejoinder from Colonel W. Patten and Mr Vance. Mr M'Carthy Downing was the first member to express serious doubts as to the policy of the Go- vernment in assenting to the second reading of this Bill; and few, if any, hon. gentlemen who addressed the House appeared disposed to share his apprehensions. In the discussion which followed, and which was prolonged for some time, Mr G. H. Moore congratulated the English members upon the circum- stance that after they had been compelled to assist at the per- formance of the serious dramas of the Church Bill, the Land Bill, and the Coercion Bill, and the lighter interludes of Capt. Coote and Mr Madden, they now had the opportunity of wit- nessing the presentation of the Irish corps de ballet of the graceful evolutions of "Orange and Green;" and Mr Saunderson raised a laugh by informing the house that, in his neighbour- hood, the Orange manifestations were confined to the beating of big drums within the houses, and that when he asked a peasant who was engaged in this occupation why he pursued it, the reply was, that it drove terror into the Papists." In the end the Bill was read a second time, without a division. The second reading of the Medical Acts Amendment Bill was moved by Sir John Gray, in a speech of great length, but after the motion had been seconded by Mr Graves, the debate was at the instance of Mr Forster, adjourned for a month, to enable the Government to propose legislation upon the subject. Some progress was made with the Attorneys' and Solicitors' Remuneration Bill, in Committee; d after disposing of the other orders, the House adjourned. ffTHURSDAY. The House of Lords did not devote much time to the discus- sion of the clauses of the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill, and after going through Committee that measure was read a third time and parsed. At the outset of the proceedings in the House of Commons, Mr Cogan gave notice that when Mr Newdegate proposes to ap- point the Select Committee upon convents and monastic insti- tutions he shall move the discharge of the order. In answer to Mr Agar-Ellis, who complained that within a short time nine- teen hounds have been poisoned in the county of Kilkenny, the Solicitor-General for Ireland undertook after Easter to introduce a Bill for regulating the sale of poison in that country. The Prime Minister informed Mr Bowring that the salaries of Suf- fragan Bishops are not paid out of any public fund, and ex- plained the view which he entertains of the power of the Crown in regard to the appointment of such dignitaries. The right hon. gentleman was able to hold out to Mr Graves so much hope that the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be able to con- sent to such a reduction of the inland postage upon printed matter and newspapers as he has recommended, umen that the member for Liverpool abandoned his intention to bring the subject under the notice of the House. Mr Otway stated that no measure for the amendment of the neu- trality laws can be brought in during the present session. —Mr Cardwell intimated that a vote will be asked this year for the commencement of the building of a new War-office, in which the whole administration of the army may be conducted under the same roof.—Mr Whitbread's inquiry as to the day on which the Government intended to bring in the Ballot Bill, drew from the Premier a general statement as to the business of the House, and the steps which the Government propose to take for facilitating its despatch. The measures with which, ac- cording to Mr Gladstone, the Government are determined in the first instance to proceed, in the order in which they are named, are the Irish Land Bill, the Education Bill, the Uni- versity Tests Bill, and the Bill to be founded on the report of the Committee on Parliamentary and Municipal Elections. After these they will take up as measures of the next necessity, the Naturalisation Bill and the Irish Matrimonial Jurisdiction Bill. The mention of this latter measure excited a slight laugh, which died away as the Prime Minister explained that the measure was rendered necessary by the disestablishment of the Irish Church. To enable the House to get through all this business, and to leave time for dealing with the other measures promised in the Queen's Speech, Mr Gladstone said he intended to ask the House to sit at two o'clock on the Tuesdays and Fridays before Easter.—This proposal was received with cheers from the ministerial benches and murmursof disapproval from the opposite side of the house, and Mr Disraeli at or,ce pronounced it inad- missible.—After the Prime Minister had stated that he intends the House to rise for the Easter recess on Tuesday, April 12, and intimated that he still hopes to pass a Licensing Bill during the present session, Mr Cavendish Bentinck returned to the subject of the morning sittings, and commenced a discussion of all amusing, if somewhat irregular character, which lasted for more than an hour, and ended in the understanding that morn- ing sittings would be held.- When the consideration of the Land Bill had been resumed, the committee divided upon a pro- vision recommended bp Mr Corrance, that when the landlord buys up the Ulster right all other claims to compensation shall be extinguished, and rejected it by a majority of 55-133 to 78. A provision was introduced enabling tenants in Ulster, under certain conditions, to elect whether they shall prefer their claims for compensation under the Ulster custom, or under the scale established by the third clause.—A proposal by Mr M'Lagan that a lease for thirty-one years should extinguish the Ulster right was negatived by a majority of 36-176 to 140; and after an ineffectual protest from Mr Charley the clause was agreed to.—At the opening of the second clause, which deals with customs prevailing in provinces other than Ulster, Mr Gladstone proposed the introduction of words providing that customs essentially corresponding with the Ulster company, shall be enforced in the same manner as that custom itself. This amendment, of the exact terms of which notice had not been given, led to a good deal of debate. It was heartily welcomed by Mr Cogan and Sir Jolin Gray but its pro- priety was seriously questioned on the other side of the house, and, in order to defend himself and his friends against" the tyrant majority," Colonel S. Knox moved that the chairman should report progress. This motion was upon a division nega- tived by a majority of 85—271 to 186. Mr Collins, however, im- mediately proposed that the chairman should leave the chair; and, under this threat of a second and useless division. Mr Gladstono gave way and allowed progress to be reported. When the right hon. gentleman proposed to resume progrcss at two o'clock to day, another discussion on morning sittings took place, and ended the same as the previous one.
tt is rumoured that Mr Brinley Richards is to be knighted. The Bishop of Chester intends to hold his next ordination on the 12th of June. The Ilev. Mr Darton, of Newport (Mon.), is to be the new minister of Queen-street Independent Chapel, Chester. The stewardess of the ill-fated City of Boston, Miss Martha Allmand, was a native of Bangor-Iscoed, and her father now lives at Marchwiel. The following appears amongst the ecclesiastical appoint- ments* Rev. T. Thomas, to rectory of Llanfair, near Bar- mouth. Mr ]Ackens's new noyel, "The Mvstervof Edwin Drood," is to be illustrated by Mr Samuel Fyies, an artist connected by birth with the city of Chester. Two butchers have been tined at Chester, one for exposing unwholesome meat, and the other for having in his slaughter- house diseased carcases, which were being prepared for sale. The magistrates, we are glad to see, promised to imprison the next offender of the same class. The Bryn-yr-Owen Colliery, near Ruabon, has been purchased by Mr John Taylor, of Queen-street, Westminster, who was a large shareholder in the Bryn-yr-Owen Company, and is exten- sively connected with mining in the district. A testimonial is to be presented to Mr Evan Morris, to whose exertions as hon. secretary of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Geological Society is owing the ordnance survey now being made by the Government. We should like to know the principles which guide school committees in allowing the use of their premises for entertain- ments. At Holywell, for instance, a certain Captain Hudson is allowed to astonish the natives by mesmeric feats in the British School, while the committee have just refused the use of it to a respectable dramatic company. Is the irama, then, im- moral, and mesmerism moral ? Or what is the mile in cases like this? A shocking accident happened at the Abbey Paper Mills, near Holywell, the other day. A young man, named Parry, who had been employed at the mills for some time, got into the machi- nery, anti was crushed to death. His fate was not discovered until the millwright, noticing that the wheels worked slowly, examined them, and found the body of deceased, which pre- sented a shocking spectacle. An intended elopement from Buckley was defeated the other day by the vigilance of the husband. The woman went to Mold to do some business, and there met a collier, with whom she intended to leave by train. The train was missed, however, and the pair walked off to Llong, where they staid for the 6 p.m. train. Meanwhile the husband's suspicions had been aroused, he came to Mold, and finding where they were gone, gave chase in his stockings. The wife, seeing her spouse, cried out, Oh mercy, here he comes," and was greeted by him with the en- quiry, Is this the way thoa'rt going to sarve me," to which she made no reply. He then asked her to go home, but she said, "No, if I do, thou'lt boBuner me." The husband denied that he had any such dreadful intention, and upon that the wife returned with him The other day two gentlemen in London—we could give names and addresses if necessary—wanting to try the efficiency of "de- nominational educatioi4 "-resolved to test the secular and scrip- tural knowledge of the first ragged urchin they met. A pr(- mising subject, in the shape'of a boy seUing matches, was soon discovered, and asked whether he went to schooL Oh yes6 he went to a day school (where denominational teaching" pre- vails) and sold matches at night. Being asked which was his right hand he was unable to reply. Did a king or queen reign in the country ? He did'nt know. What did two and three make? He did'nt know. What was the name of the country he lived in ? He thought it was 33, some alley." Where did the sun go at nightWell, he did'nt know, but he thought it went out.. But he knew the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer word for word, and so it was all right, we suppose. In his speech on the Burials Bill Mr Beresford Hope said that the clergy had been charged with arrogance, but he wanted to know whether the members of other denominations always set an example of moderation and Christian feeling. The hon. member might have illustrated his question from certain pro- ceedings at Festiniog the other day. At a meeting on the sub- ject of the Burials Bill with which some of tne extreme dissenters are dissatisfied because it does not go far enough—a clergyman, the Rev. R. Killin, who, without opposing the Bill, made a moderate defence of his own opinions, was treated with a good deal of discourtesy. He happed to say that he had sacrificed £.50 in his income by removing from Clynuog to Festiniog, and the remark was received with cries of It was because you liked Festiniog better to live in," and It was with a view to a better preferment^' criticisms which the rev. gentle- man was too sensible to notice. The Rev. Taliesin T. Jones, a nonconformist clergyman, was hardly less rude. He asked whether Mr Killin had not come to Festiniog because he liked it better; and, referring to a remark of the rev. gentle- man's about inequality in heaven, said perhaps he intended coming over there, to be an archangel, while the nonconformist ministers were little angels, ready at his beck This is not the way to increase the influence of dissent, or to promote good feeling between conformists and nonconformists. The Welsh like long sermons, we believe, and therefore will be glad to hear that the Bishop-Designate of St. Asaph often forgets time, and seldom finishes his sermon under an hour." But that, our English readers will be thankful to know, is only when he is preaching in Welsh, for we learn from the same authority that his English sermons, as a rule, last about half- an-hour." These statements are calculated to increase the esteem in which the new bishop will be held, for they show that he is a man of nice discrimination, and studies the taste and temper of his flock. He knows, apparently, that ten minutes too much of an excellent sermon may spoil its good effects-in England; while in Wales the people, endowed, we suppose, with more theological vigour, go away discontented unless the minister gives them their proper quantnm. The correspondent from whom we have been quoting also informs us that Mrs Hughes is the daughter of an Irish baronet, and brought her husband an addition of £ 2,000 a year to his salary so that, if this is happily true, Bishop Hughes will be able to emulate the extensive liberality of Bishop Short, and to devote the revenues of his diocese to good works. Mr Hughes seems to be held in high esteem in nis own parish, for the writer says he is a thorough Christian gentleman, with a character as pure as crystal; and he leaves the scene of his long labours without a stain upon his escutcheon." The following is taken from the money article of Friday's Sta?td,ard :-The prospectus of the Cafartha Lead Mining Com- pany (Limited) has been issued. The amount of capital pro- posed to be raised is £ 45,000, in 9,000 shares of £ 5, 3,000 of which the vendors take in part payment for the property, the re- mainder, £ 15,000, being in cash. Consequently there are only 6,000 for public subscription £ 1 is payable on application, £ 2 on allotment, and the balance is to be paid in three months after the allotment. The property to be purchased and worked is thus described:—" It is situated in Montgomeryshire, be- tween Llanidloes and Machynlleth, the most productive lead district in Wales, the district of the Van Mines and the Dyliffe; and the lodes which have made the value of the Dyliffe directly traverse the Cafartha set. The lease is held from Sir W. W. Wynn for a period of twenty-one years from the 30th July, 1864, at a royalty of one-fifteenth, but'he has agreed to grant a new lease at the same royalty for a term of twenty-one years from the 25th March, 1870. With regard to the prospects of the mine, Mr Edward Williams in his report says On the whole I am ready to stake my reputation as a mining captain, that if the lodes in this set were properly developed it would be as good a mine as the Dyliffe was in my time, and the returns more than the Van has ever made as yet.' An extract from Mr Tregoning's report states:—' I may mention that, as a por- phyritic dyke or elvan runs right through all the lodes in the course of their passage through the Cafartha set, experience would lead me to expect that the lodes should be richer in this than in the adjacent sets.
POOR-LAW UNIONS IN NORTH WALES.
POOR-LAW UNIONS IN NORTH WALES. COMPARATIVE EXPENDITURE, &C. The following are the results of the poor-law unions in North Wales according to the last returns :— Rate per Rate per pound Population Ratable pound actually in 1861. value. levied. paid to the poor. Anglesey. E. s. d. 8. d. Anglesey 17,840 49,807 4 5i 4 0 Holyhead .20,317 57,833 4 9 3 9i Carnarvonshire. Pwllheli 20,908 58.964 4 7 3 71 Carnarvon 32,425 90,329 3 5i 2 8} Bangor 36,302 134,927 3 l| 2 2| Conway 13,896. 62,471 3 l\ 3 0 Merionethshire. Corwen 16,091 63,161 2 01 1 Bala 6,352 25,113 2 10| 2 Oj Dolgelley 12,482 46,225 3 6| 2 8| Festiniog .18,289 61,656 3 9 2 10 Denbighshire. Wrexham 47,975 174,304 2 5i 1 6i Ruthin 16,083 88,226 2 63 1 7* St. Asaph 27,518 137,546 2 71 1 111 Llanrwst 12,770 39,179 3 3| 2 8f Flintshire Holywell .39,941 147,285 3 2 £ 2 2\ Montgomeryshire Machynlleth.12,395 46,029 3 If 2 5 Newtown 23,732 103,458 3 0| 2 4 Montgomery.17,468 93,067 1 11^ 1 3i Rhosgoch 1,629 10,350 1 5J 0 71 Llanfyllin 21,699 127,420 2 0 1 2|
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN…
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. (From the Mark Lane Express.) Another wintry visit was paid us on Tuesday night, after five days' promise of spring, and the temperature remained low through the week. Sharp and sudden frosts now are however becoming serious: as to their influence on the corn, they cannot be favourable; and, at any rate, this late season is pushed further back, and the later we get our harvest the more it is exposed. These first three months of the year show anything but a steady progress a-head and last year, which was a bad one fear cereals, may be the commencement of a cycle of the same kind. If so, the foreign stocks, now so abundant, will speedily disappear and, at least, average rates may be reckoned on, if not more. Yet we see, by this week's returns, the sales of wheat have exceeded those of last yea" by 14,751 qrs. This may have been the consequence of the late advance, of which, small as it was, farmers were glad to avail themselves, rather than risk any further competition with excessive imports, or it may be monetary pressure from the generally reduced rates on a bad yield. But, from whatever cause the fact may have arisen, it brings out the certainty that farmers' stocks are lessening fast, and so the firmest holders are likely to be paid best. The thaw which commenced in the middle of the previous week and lasted till Wednesday, was so decided, that a general belief sprang up that a mild spring would very quickly open the Baltic, under the fear of which rates have generally given way fully Is. per qr. but, as the 9 week advanced, there was a firmer tone. From New York, moderate shipments continue to be made both of wheat and flour; but nothing large can be thence shipped before the commencement of May, at the re-opening of canal navigation. In the meantime, prices are unsatisfactory, and, though maize has not further advanced, wheat re- mains dull. A large crop of all grain was lately expected in Australia, but the great heat felt in some parts, say 114 to 117 degrees in the shade, has considerably lessened the yield. The sales of English wheat noted last week were 66,971 qrs. at 41s. 9d., against 52,220 qrs. at 47s. 9d. in 1869. The imports into the Kingdom for the week ending March ltth. were 681,945 cwts. wheat, and 120,546 cwts. i flour.