A SWEDISH SCHOOL-ROOM.—We are informed that M. Fahnehjelm, the Swedish Commissioner for the forth- coming series of Annual International Exhibitions, has applied for permission to exhibit a full-sized model of a school-room, just as it exists in the country parishes in Sweden, with all the books, maps, apparatus, forms, desks, &c., in order to give a complete idea of the Swedish system of elementary instruction. Her Majesty's Com- missioners will, there can be no doubt, gladly place a sufficient space at the disposal of the Swedish Commis- sioner for so interesting an exhibit. It is to be hoped that encouragement will be given to other countries to follow this excellent example. An easy comparison of international appliances for educational purposes would be most useful to visitors to the Exhibition, and would be beneficial and stimulating to the countries exhibiting.
IN LUNACY. GARTHMEILIO ESTATE, NORTH WALES. Freehold-Farms and Allotments in the Parishes of LLANGWM, LLANFIHANGEL GLYN MYFYR, and CERRIG-Y-DRUIDION, in the counties of Denbigh and Merioneth. 0 BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by Mr WILLIAM DEW, at the Owen Glyndwr" Arms Hotel, Corwen, X. on F KID AT, the 27th day of May, 1870, at One o'clock p.m., in the following or such other Lots as may be Sgreed on bv the Vendors' Agents, and subject to conditions to be then produced, the under-mentioned Valuable FREEHOLD FARMS and ALLOTMENTS, containing together about 900 Acres A of Lot. Name of Tenement. Parish. Occupier. Quantity. Quantity. J A. R. P. A. R P. 1 Hafodty, Llechwedd y Gaer Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Wm. Ellis 51 1 27 Ffridd Llangwm „ 2 0 4 53 gl 9 Tmivmvnvrld Llanfihangel John Jones 4 0 8 o TvnvrS Llangwm Ann Barnard 25 1 35 4. Penyfron—Cottage and Garden Wm. Roberts 0 0 6 5. Gwernannau » t l^f^s ••• „? f „n 6. Tynant Gwernannau 99 Hugh Hughes *o 1 oi) „ (Pare G-wernannau and ) ,9 i ^m* Jones and ) 43 3 20 "■ t Hendre Wen f t Llewelyn Hughes f ow 8 Tvn v felin 1 horn as .Roberts. ol l ou 9 to 94 Allotments on Gader Mountain and Gwernannau, in the Parish of Llangwm 185 3 37 25 an(i 26* Allotments on Rhosfraith, in the Parish of Cerrig-y-druidion 20 1 18 and 28 Allotments at Derwydd, in the Parish of Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr 32 6 5 29 to 34. Allotments on Drim, in the Parish of Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr 68 3 1 35. Fron Issa Llangwm Jane Hughes 77 2 11 36. Fron Ucha John Jones 99 0 0 37. Fron Bach „ Ifrantoberte 91 38. Geselgwm Wm. Roberts 91 6 21 39. Cwmllan » Evan Roberts. 71 1 1 The Tenants will kindly show the Lots. Printed Particulars and Plans and any further information" may be obtained at the principal Hotels in Denbigh- shire and Merionethshire from Mr WILLIAM JONES, Bryntegid, near Bala; Mr A. FOULKES, Newbridge, Ruabon I ^Auctioneer Well-field House, Bangor; Messrs MEREDITH & Co., Solicitors, 8, New Square, Lincolns Inn, !F London • or from Messrs HELPS, PARKER, & BIRCH, Solicitors, Chester. ,j v. R. THE ROYAL MERIONETH MILITIA. NOTICE.. TIE RECRUITS of the above Corps (Men enlisted for the first time since the last training,) will u ASSEMBLE at BALA, at 11 o'clock a,m on ^ONDAY, APRIL 25th, 1G70, for 41 days' 1 RAINING. Jremainder of the Corps to assemble at the same kce, at 11 a.m. on tONDAY, MAY 9th, 1870, for 27 days' TRAINING. By Ordtr, R. MASCIE TAYLOR, Captain and Adjutant. Orderly Room, Bala, March 8th, 1870. MERIONETHSHIRE, NORTH WALES. FREEHOLD ESTATE, near Towyn, in this county, known as Bodtalog, comprising 50:) 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 Vards, 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 £1.00, payable out of the Freehold Estate of Llwyn, Dolsrellev. ESSRS HERRING AND SON are instructed to Sell the above PROPERTY by Auction, at the v^rt, Tokenhouse-yard, opposite the Bank of England, J^don, on Thursday, May 12th next, at Two o'clock vecisely, in one Lot, and if not so sold then in several 1.—The Perpetual Yearly RENT-CHARGE of LOT 2.—The RESIDENCE of Bodtalog, a stone-built of moderate elevation, facing the south, and over- joking Cardigan Bay, with large Gardens, Lawn, and addocks, well-timbered, containing 14a. lr. 9p. LOT 3.—Fronhaulog FARM, containing 112a. 3r. 10p., M let to a yearly tenant at £ 66 14s. per annum. %-IiOt 4.—Tymawr and Brynllis ITA-ItlMS, containing ^#>a. 2r. lip., and let on lease at the yearly rent of £ 180. LOT 5.— MARSH LAND, containing about 42 acres, \on lease at £ 40 per annum. LOT 6.—COTTAGES and GARDENS, and LAND, the village of Towyn, let to several tenants at rents I *^ounting to £ 62 10s. 6d. per annum. i particulars, with plan and conditions, may be had of < i?°8. LOUGHBOROUGH, Esq., 23, Austinfriars, London; THOS. EDWAEDS, Agent, Towyn at the CorbetArms, jJ°Wyn at the Golden Lion, Dolgelley at the principal <Jtels at Shrewsbury, Welshpool, IVIanchester, and Liver- at the Mart; 'and of the Auctioneers, 21, Moorgate- Bank, London, and Brixton-hill, Surrey. -v To be Sold by Auction, by JVfR DAVID JONES, at the Prince of Wales Tavern, Portmadoc, on Tuesday, the 19th day of &M1,1870, the FAST-SAILING SMACK "John, of Fatmouth," 39 78-100 Register N.N., length 57 feet 2 5Jhs, breadth 17 feet 7 tenths, depth 6 feet 6 tenths. j. Was built at Penmaenpool in the year 1865, of the best t^erial, and copper-fastened, and is in first-rate order. 4. For further particulars apply to Mr D..JONES, AUC- S0lieer, or Captain GRIFFITH WILLIAMS, Dora-street, Ortinadoc. The Sale to commence at One o'clock. ^ORTMADOC EMBANKMENT TOLL GATE. v To be Let by Public Auction, by JV/TR DAVID JONES, at the News Room, Port- madoc, on Thursday, the 28tli of April, 1870, at Six p.m. (subject to conditions to be then and there induced), the TOLLS of the Portmadoc Embankment from the 12th day of May, 1870, to the 12th day of 5ay, 1871. The Taker will be required to find two su'fi- S^t Sureties to join him in a Bond for the Amount the o are Let at. Possession on the 12th of May next. CAMBRIAN AND LONDON AND NORTH- WESTERN RAILWAYS. C EASTER EXCURSIONS, 1870. HEAP EXCURSION BOOKINGS to LIVER- POOL, Birkenhead, Warrington, MANCHESTER, P^ckport, and Chester, from Welshpool and all Stations I? Venn's Bank inclusive, by the train leaving Welshpool Good Friday, at 7 0 a.m. For full particulars see hand bills. Oswestry, April 2nd, 1870. BY ORDER. > CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. 'TER EXCURSIONS TO BORTH <fc ABERYSTWYTH. Ip EASTER MONDAY, April 18th, 1870, passengers will be bookd ut the undermentioned Stations:- Fares for the Double Journey. Hour of Dept. To Bortb. To Aberystwyth. a.m. 1st CI. C. Cr. 1st CI. C. Cr. j>Uheli 6 20. QVOJJ -\vell 6 3) j £ seiet,h 5s. 6d. 2?.9d. 6s. 6d. 83. 3d. x°«madoe 6 51 K,6Jirhyndeudia'jth 7 ol >»*lsarnau 7 5' gWech 7 14. 7 21] Vfl- 4s. 6d. 29.3d. 5s. fld. Ss.0d. Ngelley 7 20 h^maenpool 7 25 »**mouth June. 7 47. ^WDngWril 8 15 [ 8s" 6d> ls- 9J- 4a" 6d- 2s> 3d" rdovey 8 28 "fifystwjth arr. 10 10 Children under Twelve, half-price. iteturnin., from Aberystwyth at 4 25 p.m., and Borth at 4 49 .tn. E. ELIAS. ^rafllc Manager's Office, Oswestry, April 2nd, 1870. V CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. EASTER EXCURSIONS, 1870. flHEAP EXCURSION BOOKINGS to BORTH and ABERYSTWYTH, on Easter Monday, April at the following Times and Fares To Borth. To Aberystwyth, To Borth. To Aberystwyth, fv Prom a.m. 1st CI. Cv. Cars. 1st CI. Cv. Cars. Vestry dep 6 10. Vfynclys 6 20 vj&nfyllin 5 50 iSK&ii- S»f =■• 2s-6a- fc-w- 2«-M- v|*&liyniynech 6 26 v°ttr Crosses 6 31 JOolQuay 6 41J 2?ttingtJn 6 47\ j;elshpool 7 Of J«*dea 7 14 I 4s. 6d. 2s. 3d. 5s. 2s. 6d. ^otgomery 7 2l[ i~"erBiule 7 85/ ?«Mown 7 47 JiWidloes 7 30 fOlwen 7 36 lr 4s. 2s. 4s. 6d. 2s. 8d. »J*ndiDam 7 44 Jf°at Lane 8 10/ ba«rsws 8 15 O^tdolgoch 8 24 ^*110 8 45 V 3s. Gd. ls. 9d. 4s. 2s. f^nbrynmair 9 0 u'Silne-i Koad 9 20 j JShynlleth 9 85 2s.8d. ls. 4d. 8s. 6d. ls. 9d. arr. 10 23 th „ 10 85 ^ildren under Twelve, half-price. No luggage allowed. « Returning from Aberystwyth at 6# 25 p.m., and Borth P M- e Company cannot in any way be responsible for de- ration on the line, at the same time every exertion will ^tftade to ensure punctuality. Tickets and Bills and every information to be had at e above-named stations. n E. ELIAS, Traffic Manager. IOgwestry, April 2nd, 1870. 0 PAPER HANGINGS. 4 LARGE Assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, at a greatly reduced price, at T. THOMAS'S, BRIDGE-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. 1 Picture Frames in Gilt, Maple, &c. Mouldings supplied ■ the trade at reduced terms. CASH, i THE ABERYSTWYTH MARKET AND PUBLIC HALL COMPANY (LIMITED). ESTABLISHED for the purpose of erecting a Large JLJ and Commodious MARKET and HALL, &c., with Entrances from Terrace-road and Baker-street, Aberyst- wyth, Registered under the Joint Stock Company's Act, 18G2. Temporary Offices 34, Coleman-street, London, E.C. Secretary (pro. tem.) MrB. CONSTABLE. Prospec- tuses in a few days. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. NEW INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, LLANUWCHLLYN. THE Committee are prepared to receive TENDERS for erecting the above Chapel. Plans and Specifi- cations may be seen at the Chapel House, on or after the 13th instant. Tenders to be sent in to the undersigned not later than the 29th instant. The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. T. LLOYD, JUN. Glan Twrch, Llanuwchllyn. THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. In the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Corwen. IN the Matter of LLEWELYN PRYCE LLOYD JONES, of Corwen, in the County of Merioneth, Surveyor's Clerk, adjudged Bankrupt on the Twelfth day of August, 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 Thirteenth day of April, 1870. EVAN JAMES, Registrar. DOLGELLEY PROVINCIAL EISTEDDFOD, AUGUST 23rd and 24th, 1870. A COMPLETE LIST of the Subjects, and the Words of the Air and Glee, may be had by en- closing a Postage Stamp to Mr L. WILLIAMS, Auctioneer, Dolgelley. The Compositions are to be in the hands of their re- spective Adjudicators, July 1st, 1870. DOLGELLEY PROVINCIAL EISTEDDFOD. AUGUST 23rd and 24th, 1870. ADDITIONAL PRIZE. FOR the BEST MODEL from Nature, such as a Head, a Dead Bird, or a Child, &c., in Clay, Plaster, Wax, Wood, or Stone, and may be either in relief or in the round. Prize of 22 by H. J. REVELEY, Esq. To be sent to the care of Mr L. WILLIAMS, Auctioneer, Dolgel- ley, on or before August 8th, 1870. 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. DAVIES, Butcher, Towyn. TO LET, half-way between Barmouth and Dol- gelley, a FURNISHED HOUSE, consisting of 4 Bedrooms, Drawing and Dining Rooms, 2 Kitchens, Cellar, and Garden, with Coach-house, and Stabling for three or four horses. For particulars apply to WM. JNO. COOKE, Vigra and Clogau Works, near Dolgelley, North Wales. 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. 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 partculars and terms, apply to Mr EDWD. OWEN, Prince of Wales Inn, Dolgelley. A NOVELTY! THE NEW SHILLING PACKET OF NOTE PAPE R, containing 120 sheets of Superfine Cream Laid Note Paper. A correct Likeness of the Buyer is given with each packet. ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, & VENABLES, Bailey Head, Oswestry. n DOL GEL LEY 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 I B I L L I A R D S. Omnibuses to and from all the Trains. Coaches to all parts of the District. 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The Yellow Dwarf, Serio-Comic Fantasia, introducing all the song and pieces. 4s. Coote's Favourite Lancers. 4s. Coote's Songs of the Period Valse, introducing—Act on the Square, The Idol of the Day, The Lan- cashire Lass, It don't suit Charlie Baker, Little Daisy, Taking my Ease, &c. 4s. Coote's Ten Little Niggers Polka Duet. 4s. Coote's Overture Quadrille. 4s. Coote's Fairy Galop. 3s. Coote's Grecian Bend Quadrille Duet. 5s. Coote's Carnival Polka. 3s. Riviere's Cliquot Galop. 3s. ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, & VENABLES'S, Music Sellers and Booksellers, Bailey-Head, Oswestry. OIL PICTURES.—The attention of all lovers of the Fine Arts is called to a series of copies in oil of some of the best works of the Italian Masters. They are executed by an Italian artist, and will bear comparison with pictures sold at ten times their cost. The following subjects are on view at ASKEW ROBERTS & Co's., Oswe-try- The First Lesson.14 in. by 11 in F. Buzzi A Romance of the Lagunes 24 18 Gastolni Faust and Margaret. 18 13. B. Guiliano The Kiss 19 „ 16 F. Hayez Tomb of Romeo 18 13 T. Cremona The above, in elegant gilt frames, can be supplied at prices ranging from 15s. to 60s. Other subjects will be received frem time to time. A very Important Memorandum to persons about visiting the Metropolis, either on business or pleasure, i. e., not to return home without paying a visit to the ORIGINAL CHRISTY MINSTRELS At their Elegant Home, ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, WHERE THEY HAVE NOW BEEN Permanently Located for upwards of Five consecutive Years, Without a Single Night's intermission, Sundays, Good Fridays, and Christmas Days only excepted, often giving no less than Ten, and sometimes Twelve entertainments in one week, to densely crowded and fashionable audiences, an instance of popularity altogether unparalleled. IT should be noted by the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and Public generally that this is beyond question, THE "IDENTICAL COMPANY" Which came from the United States in 1857, and FIRST INTRODUCED THE ENTERTAINMENT OF WHICH THEY ARE THE FOUNDERS AND ORIGINATORS IN ENGLAND, Still retaining within its numbers ALL THE SURVIVING MEMBERS Who first introduced, and subsequently created the world-wide reputation of the title. THIS COMPANY NEVER HAS NEVER WILL PERFORM OUT OF LONDON. It is now a well-known fact that amongst the whole of the multifarious troupes now going about the country styling themselves original and all other species of Christy's Minstrels, that not one possesses a single indvidnal mem- ber of the great company which first came to England in 1857, and who first introduced the entertainment identified with their name. In LONDON ALONE can the ori- ginal members be seen, where they have been located for years past. Passengers arriving in London from OSWESTRY AND ALL TOWNS IN SHROPSHIRE OR WALES, alight at the Great Western Station, Paddington, from whence they can re-book by the Metropolitan Railway to Portland-road Station, where omnibuses await the arrival of every train to carry passengers to the top of Regent- street, only five minutes' walk from the Hall. Fare from Paddington to Regent-street, 4d. Passengers arriving at EUSTON STATION take the Brompton and Islington or blue Favorite 'buses, from Euston-road, a minute's walk from the Station, direct to the St. James's Hall. Fare, 4d. Cab fare from Euston, Is. 6d. The Cab fare from the Great Western Terminus to St James's Hall, is Is. 6d. There is an entrance to the Christy's Hall from Regent- street and Piccadilly. No Fees or Extra Charges whatsoever. Messrs G. W. MOORE, and) Sole FREDERICK BURGESS, /Proprietors. General Manager- Mr FREDERICK BURGESS. See next advertisement. ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, LONDON. ALL THE YEAR ROUND, EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT; WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT THREE AND EIGHT. THE great and glorious entertainment of the Original and only acknowledged CHRISTY MINSTRELS, Which has attracted densely crowded audiences to the ST. JAMES'S HALL, PICCADILLY, EIGHT AND FREQUENTLY TEN TIMES IN EACH WEEK FOR UPWARDS OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS, Without intermission (as this Company never performs out of London). VISITORS TO THE METROPOLIS Should not fail to attend one of the performances of this Company at St. James's Hall. EVERY WEST-END OMNIBUS Will set passengers down at the very doors. THE GRAND ILLUMINATED DAY PERFORMANCES EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AT THREE, Are precisely the same as those given at night. No Fees. No Extra Charges. Ladies can retain their Bonnets in all parts of the Hall. CROSSE. & BLACKWELL'S PREPARED SOUPS, IN PINT AND QUART TINS, READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE. Mock Turtle, Ox Tail, Jullienne, Real Turtle, Mulligatawny, Hare, &c., &c. Retail of all Grocers and Italian Warehousemen Wholesale of the Manufacturers, CROSSE AND BLACK WELL, PURVEYORS TO HER MAJESTY, SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, SHORT SEA PASSAGE. I EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY TO AMERICA, i~W /k, X>Y the splendid MAIL STEAMERS -13 of the ALLAN LINE, running in connection with the GRAND TRUNK awl other Railways, and forwarding pas- sengers on easy terms to all stations in CANADA and the Western States :— S.S. Germany April 12 S.S. Prussian. April 21 S. S. Austrian „ 14 S.S. Hibernian „ 25 S.S. European „ 19 S.S. Nest n-ian „ 28 "Calliug at Londonderry (Ireland) every Friday to embark pas- sengers and her Majesty's mails; and from Quebec to Liverpool every Saturday. Cabin Pas-ape to Quebec, zElS 18s. and £ 1515s.: through to Boston or New York, JE19 19s. and £ lfi 16s. including Provisions, but notwines or Liquors. which can be obtained on bozird. A limited number of intermediate pas- sengers are taken in each Steamer at f9 9s., including Beds, Bedding, and all necessary utensils. dining a"3rt from steerage. Applications for berths to be made Ten days in advance. Stcerape Passage to either Quebec, Portland, Boston, or New York, includes a plentiful supply of cooked Provisions. Baggage taken from the Ocean Steamships to the Rxilway Cars free of expense. Pamphlets on Canada supplied gratis. Shortest Route to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad. Through Tickets issued on the most favourable terms. For Freight or Passage apply to ALLAN BROTHERS, and Co.. Alexandra-buildings, James-street, Liverpool, and 85, Foyie- street, Loudonderrv. FORD'S PATENT PECTORAL BALSAM OF HOREHOUND, SO well known and esteemed, and so generally used by those suffering from Influenza, Coughs, Colds, and all Pulmonary Complaints, is sold by Edwards, 38, Old Change (formerly of G7, St. Paul's, London), Sole Whole- sole Agent, also retail by all Chemists. Price Is. 9d., 2s. 9d., 4s. Gd., and 10s. Gd. each bottle. IDOIA' AV, ELCH'S PILLS, so well known and TV esteemed for their curative and restoring qualitit y in complaints incident to Females, are still prepared bw Mrs SARAH SMITHERS (Grand-daughter to the WIDOW WELCH), whose signature is on the label to each box. Observe they are wrapped in blue paper, and sold at 2s. 9d. per box by most Chemists. HOOPING COUGH.—ROCHE'S HERBAL EM- BROCATION. The celebrated Effectual Cure for the Hooping Cough without internal Medicine. Sold by most respectable Chemists. Price 4s. per bottle. Wholesale Agent, Edwards, 38, Old Change (formerly of 67, St. Paul's), London. 2 8 SpPl | TABLE DELICACIES, j ¡ Of the Highest duality, Manufactured by JCROSSE^BLACKWELL! i PURVEYORS TO THE QUEEN. PBOPRIETORS or j 1 CAPTAIN WHITE'S ORIENTAL PICKLE ¡ AND CURRY PASTE. j Sold retail in all parts of the World, and j Wholesale at the Manufactory, j SOHO SQUARE, LONDON. ^J\ I 3 mil MEDALS, PARIS EXHIBITION, 1867.j THE NEW LANCASHIRE STEEL PEN. EDWARD VOORSANGER begs to call attention to his Newly Invented LANCASHIRE STEEL PEN, being manufactured of the finest metal; it writes upon every description of paper with a smoothness which surpasses the goose quill, is suitable for Small or Large Hand-writing, and is so constructed that with two dips in the ink it will write any ordinary or business letter. One trial will convince the most sceptical of its superiority over every other pen hitherto made. It can be obtained at MESSRS ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, AND VENABLES, Booksellers and Stationers, and all other Stationers in Oswestry. Wholesale, and for Exportation at EDWARD VOORSANGER'S, 93, Lord-street Cheetham, Manchester. Reaiy, 2s. PLAIN WORDS: THIRD SERIES. FORTY MEDITATIONS WSTH A VIEW TO THE DEEPENING OF A RELIGIOUS LIFE. BY THE REV. W. WALSHAM HOW, M.A., Hon. Canon St. Asaph, Rector of Whittington, Shropshire. ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, & VENABLES, BAILEY HEAD, OSWESTRY.
DREADFUL FIRE AT CARDIFF. LOSS OF FOUR LIVES. Early on Saturday morning a fire broke out in the Glamorgan Hotel, Cardiff, and spread with such fearful rapidity that the inmates had not time to escape, and four of them fell victims to the flames. The first alarm appears to have been given shortly after two o'clock. Two young men passing to the docks saw signs of fire, an told a policeman. Directly afterwards flames burst from the windows. From this point the fire spread with startling rapidity. A number of policemen were quickly on the spot, but there was no engine, and they were almost powerless. It was known that there were persons in the house. Stones were thrown up at the windows, but without eff, et. A ladder was procured, and placed against one of the bedroom windows, but the forked flames darted out, and smoke rolled in thick clouds through the casement, so that nothing of the interior of the room could be seen, and it was impossible to enter. Police- constable Marshall had been despatched to summon the fire brigade, a work of time, as the men live in different parts of the town. By three o'clock, the flames, now fiercely burning and at their greatest strength, had eaten away the flooring of the first storey,which fell in with a crash, carrying the ground floor with it into the cellar beneath. Just after, amid a shower of sparks, the roof gave way, fell inwards, and carried with it the top storey and the bedrooms into the depths of the burning cellar. The fire-engine arrived about half-past three, in charge of a few of the brigade. Some delay was experienced in getting it into good working order, and it was already too late to be of use. It waF, however, brought into play, but without effect, and the fire gradually burnt itself out. There were in the house the previous night, Mr Stacey, the landlord; Miss Sarah Stacey, his daughter, aged 30; two boys, Frederick and Sydney Stacey, grandsons to Mr Stacey, and aged respectively about seven and four years; Mr Manning, the captain of a tr ding vessel, who was staying at the house and a lodger, whose name was Arthur Giles, aged about 30, who had r icentlv arrived from Bristol, and was a native of Taunton He was a traveler for the publishing firm of Messrs Blackie, of Glasgow. Mr Stacey must have been aroused at an early stage of the fire. It woull seem that he went to Captain Manning's bedroom and told him that there was a fire in the house, advising him to make his way down into the kitchen, and then find egress into the street. Captain Manning got up, took his clotbes into his hands, and left the room to find himself almost surrounded by fire, and half 3uffoeated and nearly blinded with the choking smoke. Cal tain Manning found his way into the back yard. Mr Stacey. after arousing Captain Manning, went to the other parts of the house with the intention of awaking the other lodger, his daughter, and grandchildren. Despite the flames and smoke he courageously made his way to the bedroom where one of the children s ept, and taking the boy in his arms en- deavoured to return in the same way. This he was unable to do; but he mantiged to make his way to the lower premises, where it is supposed he was stopped by the flames, while the child was burnt to death in his arms. When found, the child was lying close to Mr Stacey, both being covered with ashes and debris. Stacey, himself, though shockingly burnt, was still alive. The man must in some way have been sheltered from the fury of the fire, which had seized upon the infant, and with a fiery lick shrivelled the body into the form in which it was found As to the other inmates, they can be spoken of, and the man- ner of their death st it d,upon theory only. It is known tint they were sleeping in the house, and it is certain that they were found in the burning mass of rubbish at the bottom ofthehouse; but how they came there can only be guessed. Mr Giles, the lodger, was evidently suffocated before the flames reached him, for his expression when found was singularly calm and peaceful. He wns lying at full length, his head thrown back, and arms slightly thrown out, as if in the endeavour to inflate his chest— the natural effort of a man over whom a sense of suffocation is stealing. The body was lying on what appeared to be the ashes of a bed. He was no donbt still in bed when the flooring gave way, and was thus precipitated into the cellar where he was found. The bodies IIf Miss Stacey and her n- phew also seemed to have been dashed downwards while Jying in their bed. Miss Stacey and the little boy were entwined in each other's arms. A I the bodies presented an awful sight. The hones were cal- cined. the flesh baked from their blackened limbs, and the hair comp'etely singed from the body. Contor:ed, mangled, and gnailed like a rugged, twisted tree, shapeless, save where a limb, spared by the deadly flames, marked waat had been an animated body.
FRIDAY. In the House of Lords, Lord De Grey laid upon the table a Bill to amend the laws relating to the medical profps-ion, the pro- visions of which he shortly explained, and added.thnthe believed they would give satisfaction to the profession. The Bill was read a first time, and the second reading fixed for May 2nd.-The High Court of Justice Bill and the Appetite Jurisdiction Bill passed through committee, pro forma.—Lord Leiirim, in moving for correspondence connected with th, pr clama ion of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, placing certain districts in D -neg-,it and Leitrim under the Peace Preservation Act, complained of the manner in which those proclamations h d been issued.—Lord Dufferin having signified the willingness of the Government to produce the papers, with the exception of the private reports of the police, the in tio-i was agreed to, and their lordships ad- journed untii Thursday, the 28th instant. At a morning sitting of the Comnion-, Mr G'adstnne informed Mr Kavanagh that the committee on the Irish Laud Bill will be resumed on the first Thursday after the approaching holidays, and be prosecuted on succeeding Government nights,- Tho House having gone into committse 0:1 the nil!, resumed the con- sideration o: the third clause, whi'-h provides compensation for disturbance of occupancy, and Mr Kavanagh revived the dis- cussion of the previous nipht on the principle involved in the amendment of Mr W. Fowler, in resisting which Ministers were successful by a majority of 32 only —Mr K ivanagh's proposal was to exempt frdU the scale of compensation for disturbance tenants occupying above £ 100 of annual value,-After some dis- cussion, at the ius ance ol Mr Disraeli, Mr Kavanagh consented to withdraw his amendment,and renew it at a la'er period.—The remaining gradient in the amended scale of compensation, as proposed by the Government, were then p i-sed; and the amend- ment of Mr Samuelson, limiting the amount of compensation in any case to a maximum sum of zE250 was also agreed to, with the sssent of Ministers; and the clause was further amended by giving tei-ants the option of claiming only on so much rent as would bring them into a lower class, provided that 110 tenant whose holding was valued above zElO a yea", and who claimed more than four years' rent, or not exceeding £10 a year, and who claimed more than five years' rent, should be entitled to make an additional claim for other improvements than permanent buildings and reel ^mation of land.—On the House re-assembling at nine o'clock, Mr Samuda and Sir H. S. Ibbetson directed attention to the question of a site for the contemplated water- side market tor foreign cattle, and urged upon the Government the desirability of giving its sanction only to such site as shall be sufficiently "extensive to provide for the reception of animals during periods when several foreign countries may be declared nfected, where the means of insulation can be eff ctually secured, and the convenience of the trade and of the i)iil,l:c il. lbe best consulted. Mr Forster observed that the Act of Parliament did II. t intend to place on Ministers the responsibility of choosing a site, but that they should give their veto upon any site which did not fulfil its requirements. It was the city of London which had to make and to pay or the market, and that b, ing the case it was no more than fair that the City should be allowed to choose, and then to take the opinion of the Privy Council on the particular spot they had decided upon—Mr Wha'ley, who had given only private notice of his intention to refer to the subject, asked the Home Secretary" hether he intends to nermit the execution of the capital sentence upo n the convict Katterford, is said to be suffering under such a malformation of the neck as to render the operation of hanging in his ea>e more than ordinarily painful, and even cruel; but Mr Eruce protested against the inquiry as inopportune and improper, and was sup- p ;rt, d 1-v the House in his refusal to reply to it.—Mr Newdegate moved that a Sek ct Committee with respect to conventual and mona-tic institutions, to be appoiuted un ifr the order of the 29tli of March, be nominated by the Committee of Selection.— Mr Cogan proposed, as an amendment, that the order for the appointment of the committee be discharged. — The House divided—For the adjournment, 76; agaim,t it, 1L0 majority, 84: after which the House adjourned.
MONDAY. There was no sitting in the House of Lords. In the House of Commons, Mr Kennaway, introduced by Mr Kekewieh and Mr Scourfield, took his set for East Devon, in the room of Lord Courtenay, resigned. The House having been occupied for upwards of an hur in the consideration of the Metropolitan District Railway Bill, and there being also a con- siderable number of questions on the paper, it was a quarter to six o'clock when it resolved itself into committee of ways and means, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer rose to open his BUDGET for the current financial year. Without a word of preface, Mr Lowe at once dashed into a comparative statement of the esti- mated and actual revenue and expendituie for be year ending the 31st of March. From this it appeared that the revenue originally estimated fur that period amounted to £ 72,855,000, raised to £ 76,205,000 by the alteration effected in the collection of the income, assessed, Ian 1, and house taxes; pnd that the estimated expenditure was £ 68,223,003; thus leaving a surplus of £ 7,982.000. This was disposed of, first, in meeting liabilities incurred on account of the Abyssinian expedition to the extent of £ 4,600,000, and, next, in effecting reductions of taxation to the amount of £ 2,940,0u0, after which there remained a net surplus on the year of £ 442,000. The actual receipts for the year had reached X75,434,, 00, or an excess over the estimate of £ 1,819,000; being the largest revenue ever raised in this country with the exception of the three last years of the French war. Passing to the current financial year 1870-71, the right hon. gentleman said he estimated the revenue at £ 71,450,000, and the expenditure at £ 67,113,000, leaving a surplus of £ 4,337.00 1. To this sum he proposed to add £ 150,000 by imposing a licence duty of 20s. per annum for carrying any sort of firearms, and at the same time abolishing game certificates, the revenue on which was both dif- ficult of collection and easily eluded. Of course volunteers and others having otherwise a light to carry arms, would be exempted from the operation of this tax. The estimat d surplus would thus be augmented to £ 4,487,000; and that wss the sum he had to deal witii. In appropriating it he proposed, fir-t, to convert the £ 7,00i',000 of post-office savings banks stocks into terminable annuities expiring in 1885, w hich, at £ 716;. per cent., would, in the course of the current financial year, throw an increased charge on the Consolidated Fund of £ 190,000. The annual charge there- after would be £ 547,000 and in the year 1835, whoever might then be Chancellor of the Exchequer, woutd be in possession of a remission of income amounting to £3,37tJ000. Noticing the claims of various interests to participate in t ie surplus still re- maining of zE4,297,000, the right hon. gentleman stated that he had given his best consideration to the application of the brewers to be relieved from their licence duty, but had been obliged to leave the matter where it stands. In like manner he had fully considered the suggestions made with respect to the malt tax and here he had arrived at the conclusion that, without reducing the revenue derived from this source, be might remedy a pro- minent grievance by allowing farmers to steep their own barley and feed their cattle with it, subject, however, to the ordinary Excise precautions, and providing that no Kiln was kept on the. premises, or existed within a quarter of a mile. Coming next to the taxes which he proposed to remit, he included in this cate- gory the foot hawker's licence, and the small licence duties col- lected from the stiil makers, sellers of playing cards, soap manufacturers, paper-makers, and watch-case makers; in all producing about zC6,000 a year. He further proposed to revise the st,mps and equalise the duties between foreign and inland bills of exchange, which would entail a loss upon the revenue of £ 200,P00. A further loss of zE120,000 a year, of which, however, only XGO,000 would fall on the present year, would accrue from the abolition of the impressed stamp on newspapers, a measure which would come into effect in October next. It was also pro- posed to carry all newspapers of less than six ounces weight for a halfpenny," and other printed matter at the rate of a half- penny for every two ounces or part of two ounces. This would involve a loss of £ 250,000. His next proposal was to remit the 5 per cent. duty on railway passenger receipts, and to abolish the exemption of third class passengers, and in lieu thereof to impose a uniform charge of Sl per cent. on the gross traffic. By this operation the revenue would suffer loss to the extent of £ 107,000. Keeping in view the duty of husbanding our re- sources, and reducing burdens to the greatest extent consistent with the good faith and security of the country, he proposed to apply a portion of the remaining surplus to the reduction of the income tax by removing the additional penny imposed to meet the cost of tbe Abyssinian expedition, and so bringing it back to its old figure of 4d. This proceeding would amount to a remission of £ 1,250,000. But the largest amount of reduction he had to propose was that relating to the duty on sugar, which he would reduce by one-half. This would entail a sacrifice of £2,350000 of revenre, and he made the proposal without hold- iDt» out any hope of further reduction or ultimate abolition, and solely with the view of imparting a stimulus to trade. The re- duced duty on raw sugar would come into operation immedi- ately on the passing of the resolution but a delay of three weeks would take p ace in the case of refined sugars for the double purpose of enabling refiners to work off their present stocks and to export, if they thought proper, to obtain the drawback on foreign sugar. The total reductions would amount to £3,966,000. Deducting this sum from the X4,297,000 the esti- mated excess of revenue, there would remain a net sum of £ 331 090 as the surplus for the year. In conclusion the right hon. gentleman formally moved his resolution for reducing the duty on sugar. A long debate ensued, after which the resolu- tion was passed, TUESDAY.
The Speaker took the chair at half-past two o'clock. Mr GLADSTONE moved that the House at its rising should adjourn until Monday, the 25th of April. Sir W LAWSON called attention to the serious public injury caused by the delay in introducing the Government Licensing Bill, and to the imperative necessity for dealing with the°question during the present session. Sir S. IBBETSON thought it would be impolitic on the part of the Government to place a Bill on the table unless they saw their way to legislating upon the subject during ^Mr SBRt)CE said the measure he had undertaken to in- troduce was a complete measure. At the same time, he thought it would be unwise to bring it in during this ses- sion Until more progress had been made on the Irish Land Bill and the Education Bill, it was impossible for him to undertake to legislate this session on the licensing question. Anticipating the question which appeared upon the paper in the name of Lord Elcho, Mr Bruce said he proposed, when the House met on the 25th April, to commit the Mines Regulations Bill for the purpose of in- serting amendments, and he was in hopes tint the Bill after that might be passed through committee in a SllAfteraa discussion on the progress made with the Land Bill and when several notices of motion had been given, the 'report of the committee of ways and means was brought up. Mr B. OSBORNE objected to the mode in which it was proposed to tax fire arms, and suggested that a tax should be imposed upon each barrel and not upon the gun, and that the urchin employed in frightening away crows from a cornfield should be exempt. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said the resolution on fire arms was general, and only committed the House to the principle that some sort of taxation should be Im- P°The report was then agreed to Mr AIACFIF rose to move for a select committee to con- sider and report on the law relating to letters patent for inventions, when the House was counted out at a quarter past five o'clock. The House then adjourned for the Easter recess.
At a meeting held at Carlisle on Tuesday evening, Dean Close strongly condemned the principles and provisions of the Contagious Diseases Act. There was an enormous pressure of business at the L.on* don custom-house on Tuesday, in consequence of the an- nouncement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. More than eighty clerks in the long room were on duty thi^ mornin^ by eight o'clock, and before half-past nine the" lar"-e sum of £ 25,000 had been paid in duty. Business has been increasingly active during the day, and on per- sonal enquiries at a late hour this afternoon we are informed that the entire staff will be fully employed until long past official hours, the number of entries having been. three to four times as great as usual.