DOLGELLEY. ANOTHER VESTRY MEETING. A vestry was again held on Thursday afternoon week, 14th instant, at five o'clock in the afternoon, at the County Hall. The chair was taken by the rector, the Rev. Evan Lewis, who read the notice alling the meeting. Dr EDWARD JONES said that the notice read showed that the obiect of the vestry was to elect a churchwarden. It was not their object to interfere with the church at all; but as the churchwardens were appointed trustees of the Green, they were not prepared to give up their right of appointing one. He wished to ask the chairman if the Charity Commissioners were informed, at the time the churchwardens were suggested to them to be trustees, that it was the custom at Dolgelley for the rector of the parish to nominate both churchwardens. (Great applause.) The CHAIRMAN appealed to them as fair men to act fairly, and he would give the question a direct answer. On the 4th of September last a public meeting was held in this hall, at which certain resolutions were passed, among which was one declaring that it was not expedient that the churchwardens should be appointed trustees of the'Green, because in this parish both were appointed by the rector. That resolution had been forwarded, he be- lieved, to the commissioners, and was in itself a direct an- swer to the question. (Great uproar, shouts of "No, no," "it's not true.") Mr D. PUGH Said that no resolution conveying such Tneaning was ever passed, and it was certainly never sent to the Charity Commissioners from any public meeting held in this town. The CHAIRMAN said he had the resolution in his hand, and that it was passed at a meeting held on the 4th of September, at which Mr Walker, the chairman of the Local Board, was in the- chiir. Mr Pugh there sent for the minute book of the proceed- ings of the Local Board, and in the interval the excite- ment increased, as one party affirmed and the other de- nied that the resolution referred to 'was correct. Some time elapsed before Mr Pugh could "Snd whether the pro- ceedings the meeting in questaoR had been entered in the book, as it could not properly be called a Local Board meeting. Eventually the following resolution was found and read by Mr rtigh-" That "the Green having been allotted for the use of the inhabitants of Dolgelleyana the re-creation ofthe public, this meeting is of opinion that the trustees should be elected and appointed from the principal owners and ratepayers of houses and land resident in the town and township. That John Vaughan, Esq.of Nannau, Hugh John Reveley, Esq., of Bryn- I bu ygwin, and Cf. William Henry St. Pierre Bunbury, C. B., <jf Abergivynarit, who have been recommended .to the ^Charity Commissioners for appointment as new trustees, not being owners or ratepayers resident as aforesaid, are -not in the opinion of this meeting (but for that reason only) proper persons to be appointed trustees of the Green, and also that in the appointment of church waidens of Dol- gelley the ratepayers take no interest, and that as one is absolutely and the other virtually appointed by the Rector, the nomination of the churchwardens as trustees of the Green is most objectionable, as it may lead to the Rector having a preponderance of influence in the man- agement of the trust fund." (Immense applause.) Mr Pugh said he should like to know who, in the face of -what he now had read, would dare to continue to say that the paper which was read by the rector contained the tneanink of the resolution. (Great cheering.) Mr R. M. RICHARDS said that the resolution, as read by the rector, had been sent to him in a letter by a gen- tleman who was present at that meeting, and who was also present on that day, and he had every reason to be- lieve that the report of the proceedings, as sent to him by that gentleman, was correct. He also read a report of the proceedings in the Cambrian News, and he believed the report in that paper corroborated what his friend had written to him. Mr OWEN REES said that the paragraph referred to, which had appeared in the Cambrian News, would not avail Mr Richards to found his argument upon, as it was not written by any one who was present at the meeting referred to. He wrote the paragraph himself some days after the meeting, and it did not profess to be a report of the proceedings. But, if he recollected right, the wording of it was very carefully considered, and would be found very different from what Mr Richards hinted. The RECTOR-Then there is not much dependence to be placed upon reporters. Mr 0. REEs-Quite the contrary, as the chairman knows too well. Still reporters sometimes are glad to avail themselves, like other people, of the ordinary sources of information, when anything takes place in their absence, and without their knowledge. Dr EDWD., JONES said that, owing to something which had come to their knowledge within the last few days, they were unfortunately obliged to re-elect a church- warden, but he felt proud to be in a position to propose a gentleman for whom they all had the highest regard, and Who was most highly and universally respected-one in whom they had the most implicit oonfidence-(me who had always shown himself to be the people's friend-a gentleman to whom the little town of Dolgelley owed almost all its modem improvements-he scarcely need say that he referred to Lewis Williams, Esq., of Vron- wnion. (Great cheers.) He wished to say that the parishioners in this matter wanted nothing but justice, and that they would not be satisfied with anything less than justice. They were determined not to give in until they obtained the justice they demanded, and when they succeeded, they would waive a white banner in the centre of the Green, and they would not write upon it in black letters "Paradise Lost;" no, but they would inscribe .upon it, in letters of gold—"Paradise Regained." (Great cheers and laughter.) 'Mr DAVID PUGH said he would explain why they were called together on that day to elect Mr Williams, of Vronwninn, as the parishioners' churchwarden, when they had so recently elected Mr Griffith Williams to that office. They had doubts whether a question in law might not arise, by which Mr Griffith Williams might be prevented from exercising the duties of the office, even after being properly elected, as he did not actually reside in this parish, although he was a householder and a ratepayer in the parish. Mr Griffith Williams was, as they all knew, highly qualified for the office of churchwarden, and .had no doubt during the years he had already acted as churchwarden in the parish, executed the duties of his office to the satisfaction of everyone, the rector as well as the parishioners. But in order that no legal difficulty might arise in the matter, it was thought advisable that another person should be nominated in his stead. He (Mr Pugh) had the greatest pleasure in seconding the pro- position moved by Dr Jones, that Lewis Williams, Esq., •Vronwnion, 'be the parishioners' churchwarden for the ensuing year. The RECTOR said he wished to know whether the resolu- tion which had been read to them by Mr Pugh had been sent to the Charity Commissioners ? Mr PUGH said that no resolution as such had been sent to them, but that a report which had been drawn up by a ,committee appointed at a public meeting held on the 20th of May, was presented by that committee for approval at s meeting held on the 4th of September, last year, and the resolution he had read was a part ot that report, which was then approved of and passed, and a copy of that report was sent to the Charity Commissioners, and there was a material difference between the wording f that part of the report which he had read, and the one which the Rector had read to them at the commencement. The RECTOR admitted that the difference was material. Dr EDWARD JONES said he again pressed for an answer to his question-when were the churchwardens suggested to the Charity Commissioners as proper parties to be trustees of the Green, and who made that suggestion? It was evidently made before the public meetings referred to, as they then protested against such appointment. Mr R. M. RICHARDS would tell why the church- wardens were appointed, and where the suggestion came from. In the Recreation Ground Act, the churchwardens, in one of its clauses, were designated particularly as fit and proper to be trustees of all recreation grounds, and that being so it was but natural that they should be ap- pointed as trustees of the Green. The suggestion was first made in a letter dated July 22nd, 1869, signed by the secretary of the Charity Commissioners, when the church- wardens were recommended to be made trustees, as it might tend, if they were appointed, to facilitate matters greatly in future. The suggestion, therefore, was made in the first instance by the commissioners themselves, and not by the old trustees. As regarded the minute read to them by Mr Pugh, he was now made aware of its existence for the first time. He had no reason to know, except that they were told so by Mr Pugh, that this minute had ever been sent to the commissioners. The resolution passed at the meeting, as sent to him by a gentleman now present, materially differed from that minute. He would now refer to what had been sent from this town to the Charity Commissioners. He held in his hand a copy of the letters and documents which had been supplied to him by the commissioners. Not having examined them for that pur- pose, he should like Mr Pugh to point out to him, in those documents he had-in his hand, the resolutions he had read from the minute book. Mr Pugh reached out his hand for the bundle of docu- ipents. Mr RICHARDS said he preferred not to let them out of his hands. (Great uproar, and cries of Shame, shame," "Too bad, too bad.") Mr PUGH-There is a policeman present, if I do any- thing to them but knowing from where the observation comes I treat it with contempt. Turning to the people he added—I don't complain, and continued his examina- tion qf the papers in Mr Richards's hands amidst the greatest excitement, and after looking through them Mr Pugit said he could not see among those papers the documents sent by him to the commissioners. The .resolutions and reports, extracts of which lie had read, were certainly sent by him; but what those papers pointed .out to him by Mr Richards were he did not know, nor did lie icare. He would however read to the meeting another paragraph, No. 9 in the protest sent to the Charity Com- missioners, which in fact was only an echo of the resolu- tion No. 2 already read. That paragraph was as follows For many years the said inhabitants and ratepayers, about three-fourths of whom are not members of the Church of England, have taken no interest or part in the appointment of the churchwar- dens of the said parish, both of whom have been appointed by the rector, who by law is entitled to appoint one of them, and who is also under the provisions of the said Act one of the trustees of the Green the effect there- fore of the appointment of the said churchwardens for the time being to be trustees, as proposed by the present trustees, as we submit on behalf of the inhabitants, would be most objectionable, as if the churchwardens continue to be appointed as at present, the rector would in effect have the appointment of two trustees, while if the churchwardens shall hereafter be appointed according to law, he would have the appointment of one trustee, and the other would be appointed by the inhabitants and ratepayers alone who are members of the Church of Eng- land, and the inhabitants and ratepayers who are not members of such church would not be represented in the trusi unless they interfered in the election of church- wardens, which they have not hitherto done. For these reasons we submit that the saicj churchwardens are not eligible, fit, and proper persons to be and should not be appointed as such trustees." (Cheers.) That was a part of the protest sent to the commissioners, aud he main- tained that it was impossible to use stronger terms to shew the injustice of the appointment. The RECTOR said that in the very woixis of that protest, as it was called, an acknowledgment was made that the appointment of both churchwardens was vested in him. ("No, no.") These were the words—"Both of whom have been appointed by the rector." (Cries of No, no," Read on.") Mr PUGH--It is not right to detach a word here and there the whole paragraph must be taken together. The RECTOR-" Both ot whom have been appointed by the rector who by law is entitled to appoint one of them" —that he denied—he had the right to appoint both. (Oh oh and great laughter.) Dr EDWARD JONES said that Mr Richards having re- ferred to the appointment of the churchwardens as trustees, in conformity to the provisions of the Recreation Ground Act, he wished to remark that, if the church- wardens were pointed out in that Act as proper persons to be trustees, it was done so because they were considered by the framers of that Act as representatives of the Earishioners. It Was not likely the Legislature would ave looked npon them, in that connection, in any other light. And he had no doubt whatever upon his mind that the Charity Commissioners, when suggesting that the churchwardens should be nominated as trustees of the Green, did so under the same impression, that they were the representatives of the parishioners; and considering the matter in that light, he thought that the Commis- sioners at the time they did so never thought that the rector intended to keep the appointment of both in his own hands. Mr R. M. RICHARDS had no doubt that the intention of the law was as stated by Dr Jones, and that the church- wardens were locked upon as representatives of the parishioners. He was, however, told by the rector that the custom in this parish was different; that the rector had the right to nominate both. And he was told, also, that morning by a lady, whose father was one of the oldest in- habitants of this parish, that her father had told her that the rector always appointed both. In that case the rector was in the right'in maintaining the custom, and he would do all in his power to support him. The RECTOR said that Mr Williams, of Vronwnion, having been proposed by Dr Edward Jones, he would say that there was no person in the parish, nor in the county, whom he more highly esteemed than Mr Williams, nor any one whom he should have preferred before him, to be his churchwarden, but he would not accept of any person, whoever he was, who was nominated by the vestry; and however highly he esteemed Mr Williams, he would be obliged to refuse him on that account only. Mr Pugh will you, as chairman, put the motion to the vestry ?, The Rector said he was by law the chairman of the vestry, and was bound to see that its proceedings were carried on properly. He was advised, by a dictum of Lord Denman, that he could refuse to put any motion, unless it was a proper one, to the vestry. He declined to jrat it. Mr D. PUGH said then he would be obliged to serve the rector with a notice of their intention to apply to the Court of Queen's Bench for a writ of mandamus calling upon him to show cause why he refused. The notice was signed and read by Mr Pugh, and a copy served upon the rector amidst the greatest excite- ment, after which Mr PUGH continued—Now, having served the rector with that notice, he begged to move that Mr Griffith Williams, one of the churchwardens of the parish of Dol- gelley, should now take the chair for the purpose of con- ducting the business of the vestry. Mr EDWD. JONES, Ship Hotel, seconded the motion. The motion was put, and declared to be carried unanimously. Mr GRIFFITH WILLIAMS took the -chair, the rector vehemently protesting against such a thing, and declaring he was the chairman, and Mr Williams keeping posses- sion of the chair, and stoutly declaring he was the elected chairman. The Rector reaching his arms down towards the vestry book, the book was immediately slipped off the table by Mr Pugh, and handed over to Mr Griffith Williams, who, with the vestry book under his arm, amidst one of the most excited scenes ever witnessed at a public meet- ing, put the motion, for which a forest of hands was held up; and asking again for the show of hands of those who were against, and no hand being raised, he declared, amidst tremendous cheers, that Lewis Williams, Esq., of Vronwnion, was unanimously elected the parishioners' churchwarden for the parish of Dolgelley for the ensuing year. Mr DAVID PUGH proposed, and Dr ED. JONES seconded; That the thanks of the meeting be given to the rector for his conduct in the chair during the first part of the meeting, and to Mr Griffith Williams during the latter part," which was put amidst great laughter and cheering, and the crowd began to disperse; but the rector and Mr Richards calling upon them to wait a moment, a large number stopped, and were addressed by The Rev. E. LEWIS, who said he wished to add one remark. It was admitted by all law books that -the rector was by law chairman of the vestry; and in all Acts of Parliament relating to the conduct of vestries, it was always admitted that he was chairman to the end of the meeting, an,l that no one had the power to turn him out of the chair. It appeared that the rate- payers were anxious to appoint a churchwarden simply on account of the Green. He (the rector) did not care so much about the Green; but he cared for the church, and for the property of the church. The fairest way for the ratepayers would be to get a voice in the management of the Green through the proper criannel-that of the Charity Commissioners. There were three ways of electing churchwardens. It was usual for the ratepayers in vestry and the incumbent to elect them con- jointly and in case they could not agree, tor them to elect one and the rector to elect the other. In other parishes it was the custom for the ratepayers to elect two, and that custom where it existed could not be destroyed. In others, the rector ap- pointed the two, and in some places, other persons appointed them. The custom was law, and in the first Act of Parliament regulating the proceedings of vestries there was a section pro- viding for the continuance of existing customs, whatever they might be. Though the Act was passed, not a word was said in it about the appointing of churchwardens, the reason being the custom was so different in various parts of the country. He (the rector) had opened the vestry, and he would -also. close it. What had taken place was only an interruption, and could not be recognized as part of the proceedings. He. would therefore dissolve the vestry.1
CORWEN. THE FAIR.- -The April fair was held on Saturday last, when a large number of buyers attended. The cattle exhibited for sale were numerous, and sold at good prices. Pigs, which were scanty in the market, fetched high prices. Horses, also, were well demanded. TEA PARTY AND CONCERT.—On Friday week the Baptists assembling in this town enjoyed Tea and bara brith" at their chapel. A great number of tickets were taken. The following ladies kindly assisted at the tables—Mrs Roberts, Plasynbonwm, Mrs Williams, Cefn Rftg, Mrs H. C. Williams, Mrs E. Jones, Miss Davies, Penybont, Miss Roberts, and Misses Humphreys. After tea the company proceeded to the British School, when a good concert came off. Mr R. Pearson Roberts, of Rhydyfen, took the chair, and Miss Hughes, of Rhyl, accompanied the singers on the piano. The Cynwyd, Llansaintffraid, and Corwen choirs sang several melodious pieces, also Mr T. Hughes and Mr E. Rowlands. The Revds. Dr Priehard, of Llangollen, H. C. Williams, W. Williams, J. Lewis, and J. W. Davies, Pandy, spoke on different subjects. We understand that the proceeds are devoted towards liquidating the debt on the Baptist Chapel. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, 14th inst.—Before the Rev. J. Wynne and Captain Taylor. Disobedience. -Price Wynn was summoned to appear before their worships this day for being drunk and riotous at Corwen, but did not appear. It is not long ago since he was brought up for fighting and bound over to keep the peace. A warrant was issued for his apprehension. Neglecting her Son. -Gwen Jones, hailing from Flint- shire, was summoned at the instance of Mr White, clerk to the Corwen Guardians, for refusing to maintain her son, who was an inmate of the Corwen Union Workhouse. Defendant promised to take her son with her, upon which promise the summons was dismissed. Neglecting his Family.— Daniel Williams, from PVisy- medre, was also summoned at the instance of Mr White for refusing to keep his family. This case was also dis- missed.
TRE'RDDOL. t Good Friday has been adopted in this place for many years, with the exception of last year, as the most con- venient time to give the annual tea meeting to the Sunday school of the Wesleyan Chapel, and the treat was given this year as usual. The school, previously to the tea, formed a procession, and marched .through Tre'rddol to Taliesin, headed by the Rev. D. Young, resident minister, and the officials of the school, with a large banner in front and several smaller flags. The choir sang sweetly while marching through the villages. They returned from Taliesin and marched to Lodge-park, and received a kind reception from Mr and Mrs Fryer. The scholars then re- turned to the chapel, and partook of an excellent cup of tea, given by the friends of the chapel to all the scholars and other friends present. In the evening, at seven p.m., a public meeting^ was held, presided over by the Rev. D. Young, who discharged his duties with unusual ability. The programme consisted of forty pieces, comprising songs, recitations, &c. The whole proceedings of the day passed off most pleasingly, and very much to the credit of Wes- leyan Methodism in the vicinity; and more especially to the credit of the worthy minister, to whose indefatigable labours the success of the day is largely attributed.
SUDDEN DEATH. On Thursday, the 14th inst. (fair day), much gloom and sadness was felt in Bala from the report of the sudden death of Mr Morris Rowlands, farmer, Gwerndelwau. The deceased, in returning home on Saturday night, the 9th inst., met with an accident, being thrown from his shandry, from the effects of which he seemed to be pro- gressing favourably; but, contrary to the express direction of his medical attendant, and the earnest entreaties of Mr and Mrs Hughes, Ship Inn, he went into the fair to see the cattle on the Green. He fainted in the cattle market, and was taken to the machine house. Dr Hughes was sent for, but all efforts to restore him proved ineffectual, and he died in about three hours. On Saturday, the 16th, an inquest to inquire into the cause of death was held at the Currier's Arms Inn, Bala, before W. Williams, Esq., deputy coroner, and a respectable jury. Mr Simon Jones, draper, Bala, was the foreman. [ Richard Hughes, Ship Inn, said-The deceased, Morris Rowlands, used to put up at my house. On Saturday, the 9th inst,, he started home about a quarter to seven o'clock in the evening; he was a little worse for drink, but I had often seen him much worse than he was then. He was returning home with a person of the name of John Jones, drover, in his own one-horse shandry; I saw them start. Having heard of the accident, I went to the place where he had fallen down, near the factory, at Frydan, on his w&y home. At that time he looked to me like a corpse, -and was not able to articulate a word. P.C. Evans was there before me. The accident happened about twenty-five minutes after he left the Ship Inn. Deceased was carried back in the shandry to my house, the Ship Inn. Dr Hughes accompanied him, and attended him until his death on Thursday, the 14th inst. He was out of bed for a short time between five and six o'clock p.m., on Wednesday. On Thursday he got out of bed about a quarter past nine a.m., and went out soon afterwards. I think he went to the fair. I did my ut- most to prevent his going out on Thursday, but he said that he must go. He had not had much drink in our house on the Saturday; he frequented other public houses in the town. His age was about fifty-four years. He was-carried to the machine house before he expired. By a Juror-The deceased said to me on the previous night (Wednesday), that Dr Hughes begged of him (de- ceased) not upon any account to go out on Thursday morning. My wife tried in every possible way to dis- suade him from going out, but failed. A Juror-Ought not the publicans to be more careful not to let out their customers when they are unfit to take care of themselves ? Witness-I had seen him worse before, and intended going to send him homeward; but I thought another per- son named Evan Roberts was going with them. Roger Hughes, surgeon, Bala, said—I attended the deceased on the night of Saturday last. I was returning from a visit to a patient in the country. It was near eight o'clock p.m. On the Festiniog road I met an empty shandry with one horse; it had just been stopped near Vrongoch. I came along the road and found the deceased sitting by the hedge on the roadside, near the Frydan brook, and there were others present. When I arrived he was not conscious, and was in such a weak condition that I ordered him to be taken back to the town at once. There was no external injury at all. He was very much exhausted, but I could not tell at the time from what cause. He recovered consciousness in about two or three hours. He could not say how the accident happened of his own knowledge, only from hearsay. I attended him until his death. He was getting on favourably as far as could be seen up to Thursday. On that day I was on the point of going to see him, when I met his wife, and she said that the deceased was out. I had seen him out for a short time before he was taken ill. I met him in my surgery. I had cautioned him pre- viously about going out, and told him to be very quiet that day. I was called to him afterwards, about eleven o'clock a.m., to the machine house. He was then sink- ing fast; he survived about three hours and then expired. I was of opinion then that he died from syncope (fainting), arising from internal hcemorrhage. In consequence of a coroner's warrant, I made a post-mortem examination of the body and found the abdominal cavity full of blood, and that the cause of that hcemorrhage was a rupture of the liver in which there were two rents large enough to admit two of my fingers, and this undoubtedly was the re- sult of the accident he met with on Saturday night. By a Juror-There might have been a recurrence of the rupture. I don't think there was the slightest chance of his recovery. It was a wonder that he survived so long. E. P. Evans, police constable, Bala, said-I found Morris Rowlands as described by the previous witnesses. On Sunday morning I saw him at the Ship Inn. He was in bed others were in the room, and finding fault with deceased's horse, and we persuaded him to sell the horse, when the deceased said Mae'r ceffyl yn burion, pe buaswn i felly (the horse is right enough if I had been so myself)." By this I understood him to mean that if he had been sober on Saturday night he would have been all right; in fact he expressed himself so. The jury returned the following verdict We find that the deceased Morris Rowlands came to his death through the rupture of his liver, from the effects of an accident which happened to him on Saturday night, the 9th of April, 1870, whilst driving home in a state of drunkenness."
LLANDDERFEL. CONCERT.—An amateur concert took place in the old Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, on Good Friday, for the benefit of the Derfel brass band. Chairman, O. Richards, Esq., M.D. The following was the published pro- gramme :— PART I. Chorus, "Gentle Annie." The Band Song, "Heulwen yr Haf." Mr T. Roberts Glee, "Awake Eolian Lyre." The Choir Song, "The Railway Bell." Gomerydd Glee Glanyrafon Choir Song, "Paddy's Dream." Mr D. J. Davies Chorus, "Minnie Clyde." The Band 'Song, "Ten minutes too late." Mr T. A. Jones Glee, Ar d6n oflaen gwyntoedd." The Choir Song, Jane ni sy'nun iawn." Gomerydd Recitation (in character), He was such a nice young man." Mr D. J. Davies Glee, "The Cambrian Plume." Glee Party PART 11. Chorus, "Camptown Races." The Band Song, Mark Brown." Mr D. J. Davies Glee Glanyrafon Choir Song, "Constantinople." Gomerydd Glee, "Sleep, Gentle Lady." Glee Party Song, All's for the best." Mr T. Jones Quartette, "YrAfr." Mr G. Williams and Party Chorus, "The Cot where I was born," The Band Song, As I'd nothing else to do. Mr D. J. Davies Glee, "From Oberon in Fairy Land." Glee Party Song (in character), When George III. was king." Gomerydd "YrRaf." The Choir T.n1,A.t. Ct1-L It 1Irrr.T' T*_J. L • _L It « wuuiuud wiuu a ouurb rNigger .cjiiujrtaiiiinem/, witn uon- certina, Fife, Triangle,' Tambourine, Bones, and Banjo Accompaniment. Finale-" God save the Queen."
BREAKFAST. -Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORT- !ING. -The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Service Gazette remarks:—"The singular success which Mr Epps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never. been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage-which may save us many heavy doctors' bills.' Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in 1 lb., lb,, and 1 lb. tin-lined packets, labelled—JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. HINDOO THEISM..—It having been announced that the Baboo Keshub Chunder Sen would preach at Mr Moncure Conway's chapel in Finsbury, a very large congregation assembled there on Sunday morning. The preliminary service was conducted by Mr Conway, who began by reading extracts from certain psalms, after which he read a portion from the Hindoo Scriptures, and then he read a parable from one of the Hindoo sacred books. Keshub Chunder Sen then ascended the pulpit, and taking for his text 1 John iv. 16, God's love he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him," preached a very- eloquent and purposelike sermon on the relation in which God stood to man as the loving Father who careth for all His creatures. The whole burden of his sermon was the love of God towards all His creatures. The love of God was not an abstract idea, but a reality, ever present, and in a thousand forms being continually manifested to His creation. It was like the atmosphere embracing in its magnitude all the world. To his mind it was comforting and reassuring to think that the mighty sun, the great ocean, the earth and all its treasures, the air, the light, were not only made by God, but were purposely made by God for the use and benefit of man. Whether we soared to the Heaven above or descended to the very bowels of the earth, all the discoveries of science brought out more clearly the love of God towards His creation, by showing the wonderful adaptation of means to an end in the subordi- nation of all things to the use and welfare of man. He then read the parable of the prodigal son, which he con- sidered to be one of the most precious of the recorded sayings of Jesus of Nazareth. A perusal of that parable would forbid anyone to despair. To all alike, no matter how vile, wicked, or selfish, pardon and forgiveness were freely offered, the only condition being that they should come and honestly ask for and desire it. There was no limitation in God's forgiving and accepting love. Like Himself and like space, it was illimitable. The sermon lasted exactly three-quarters of an hour, and was delivered in a clear voice, with a good English accent, and although extempore, the preacher never once hesitated or was at a loss for a word. WIRE TRAMWAYS.—There is now exhibiting on the Brighton Downs a wire tramway five miles, in length, in perfect working order. It illustrates the immense ad van-, tages of this singularly cheap and effective method, whereby, as a feeder to railways or maritime transit, goods; minerals, and agricultural produce may be conveyed. The system was introduced to public notice about 14 months ago by Mr Hodgson, the civil engineer, who is the sole inventor and patentee. Since then it has been adopted in this country, and to a greater extent in France, with a success which has far exceeded the expectations of the promoters. While wire tramways can never supersede railways and canals, they will aid both by developing resources which would otherwise remain sealed. The difficulties encountered at Brighton are peculiar. The line is bent in two places at right angles, and there are curves and serious undulations of the most trying character. In the length of five miles there are 112 supporting posts. The rope is of charcoal iron, two inches in circumference. The iron boxes run their course of five miles in about an hour. It is a 16-horse power engine which sets the whole in motion. The line is capable of delivering 240 tons per day of ten hours. The endless wire rope, which is the characteristic of the system, is supported on a series of pulleys carried by sub- stantial posts, which are ordinarily 300 feet apart. Where necessary, a longer space, say of 1,000 feet, may be taken. At one end of the line the rope passes round a drum, driven by whatever power is used, at the rate of from four to eight miles an hour. The boxes carrying the load are hung on the rope at the loading end by means of a special attachment which enables it to pass the pulleys and posts with perfect ease the boxes carry from lewt. to lOcwt. each the delivery is at the rate of 100 boxes per hour. The loading and discharging arrangements, like the proportions of the lines themselves, can be varied to any extent, to suit the requirements of any particular trade or district. The carrying power ranges from 10 to 1,000 tons per day. There are lines at present at Ashby- de-la-Zouch, France (six), and Pesth, and others are in course of construction in Peru, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, Sweden, and Barking Creek. As compared with other modes of transit the cost is remarkably small. In the colonies and foreign countries the system promises to be of the most extensive application.
ENTJLISH FACTORY-MADE CHEESE.—The first factory-made •Cheese in England according to the American method has just been manufactured at Derby. About three months since the question of establishing cheese factories in Derbyshire was first mooted, and yet there is a factory in full operation at Derby, with a manager obtained from America, and in about a fortnight a second factory will be opened at Longford, nine miles from Derby, also under the superintendence of another gentleman brought from America. The factory at Derby is supplied with milk from about 300 cows; a much larger number will furnish the supply to the Longford factory. The Derbyshire farmers, three months ago, were very dubious as to the new place, but the managers have already had to decline offers of milk supply from 500 additional cows; and it is confidently believed that it would not now be difficult to start six cheese factories within ten miles of Derby. The milk is received at the Derby factory twice a day. where there is a vat (in which the milk is changed into curds) which will hold 500 gallons. By a simple piece of machinery the evening's milk is kept very slightly agitated during the night, so as to prevent the cream rising. The farmers who supply the milk are paid for it at the rate of 6jd. per gallon, and, in addition, allowed a share in the profits (if any) of the factory-101b. weight of milk representing a gallon. A guarantee fund has been raised, amounting to nearly L4,000, and so far the project has been a great success. GAPP-S IN POULTRY.—A contemporary contains the follow- ing valuable advice regarding the management of young chickens:—A very dreadful disease "pip" or gapes" is to unfledged chickens older ones it often attacks, but seldom kills them after they are six weeks old. Of proposed remedies for this disorder, there are dozens-some surgical, such as the ex- traction of the worms by a little feather; some medicinal, as the administration of turpentine, some utterly absurd, such as the removal of the little horny membrane which all chickens, sick and well, carry on the tip of their tongues; all alike useless. Warmth, fresh air, nourishing food, cleanliness, these are the only things I have ever known of the least service. For chickens with pip, tor fowls that from any cause are out of order, there is no tonic to be compared to wheat; and they should from the first be trained to eat it, for it is still more admirable as a preventive of indisposition than as a cure. Once they do this they prefer wheat to any food; too much makes them quarrelsome. Chickens sometimes get pip in dry weather, but cold and rain are sure to bring it on above all, they get-worms in their throats because their mother clucks them out of their warm beds as soon as there is light. Her admirable instinct waa intended to be used in a dry climate, and it cannot always be depended on in a damp one for the prudent management of her young. From rain she saves them well, calling them into shelter but against dew, which is almost as hurtful, she is not on her guard. At nine of summer, at ten of spring and autumn mornings, is quite early enough for unfledged chickens to leave their dormitory; the hen will bring them back to it between three and four p.m., but in damp, cold weather they must not be left out so long. ON WEIGHING OATS.—Two modes of filling the measure are in use in the trade; both, however give nearly similar results. 1st. The measure must be placed Arm, so that it will not move or even shake, when the oats are poured in. A large scoop holding a good half bushel must then be taken; and from it the oats must be poured in quickly, and then, the scoop being imme- diately refilled, the remainder must be poured in quickly, and the strike" applied at once. The success of the operation de- pends on the measure being placed on a Arm basis and filled quickly. The oats then have not time to run together and con- solidate, the measure in consequence holds the least possible quantity. If the measure is shaky, or if through clumsiness or intentionally the scoop is allowed to knock against or even to lean on the measure, the result will be that it wul hold consider- ably more grain than it ought. A similar result will follow if a small scoop is used. The time taken to fill the measure will allow the grains to settle and consolidate and again each suc- cessive scoopful, as it is poured in, will cause the grain below to consolidate. Or 2nd, the measure being placed on a firm basis, the oats may be run rapidly into' it from a sack. Care must be taken that the sack does not touch the measure. There is a good deal of'knack in getting the oats to run out freely. The mouth of the sack must oe opened wide, and the sides should be well turned down, so that no interruption may occur in filling the measure. Either of these modes will give the fair weight of the oats. The strike used in the trade is rounded. It takes out rather more oats than a flat strike, and it should therefore al- ways be used. The following are the results of some other modes of filling a bushel with oats, the trade weight of which, as given by either of the above modes of filling, was 371b. Filled from a shovel held at the hip, the grains being allowed to flow or trickle in slowly, the measure held 4011b. or in other words the sample was made to appear to weigh 40'lb. instead of 371b., the true weight. Here both the height from which the grains fell and the slowness of the operation combined together in causing consolidation. Filled by placing the mouth of the sack on the rim of the measure and allowing the oats to run in, the measure held 37Ub, when the operation was neatly and quickly managed; but when it was clumsily performed and the measure was shaken and moved by the pressure of the sack, it held nearly 391b. Filled by pushing the measure into the heap and turning it up, and filling up the deficiency with the scoop, the measure held 381b. Filled quickly from a small scoop the measure held 381b. Filled slowly from the same scoop it held 38 lb. Different samples no doubt will give somewhat varying results, according to the greater or less tendency which they may possess for con- solidating but from these details the intending purchaser will readily see, that in order to get the article he contracts and pays for it is necessary that he should know how to weigh a bushel. In addition, however, to knowing how to do it, there is a good deal of knack and practice required to fill the bushel properly and the reader, if he tries the above experiments for himself, will probably at first fail to get the true weight.-Horses and Stables. —— 111 wtu-IA
r THE VOLUNTEER REVIEW. The Easter Volunteer Review took place on Monday, under the most favourable circumstances of wind and weather. The muster of Volunteers was very large, and the concourse of spec- tators enormous. The march past was scarcely so good as of late years, many corps being greatly wanting in steadiness. As rifle shooting has progressed in popular estimation with the Volunteers, company drill has declined, but Volunteers would do well to remember that attention to both points is equally in- cumbent upon a good soldier. The sham fight was spread over an immense extent of ground, and the evolutions, as far as the Volunteers were concerned, were admirably performed. The movements, however, in a military point of view, were irregular in the extreme, and it would be difficult to say whether the generals of the defenders or assailants most sedulously courted defeat by their vacillation and blunders. As a spectacle, it was greatly inferior to that of Dover last year, and the extreme com- plication of the manoeuvres must have rendered it as great a puzzle to the Volunteers themselves as it was to the great bulk of the spectators. The railway arrangements were excellent, the whole of the troops arriving in Brighton by half-past ten, anO being conveyed back to town without the least possible delay or confusion.
A letter from the Rev. Newman Hall, dated from Nazareth, has beer received at the Surrey Chapel. The rev. gentleman speaks hopefully of his health, and practically refutes the pre- valent rumour of his intended retirement from Surrey Chapel and residence in the United States, by stating that tie hopes, on his return to London, "to preach the Gospel with greater power and more energy than ever." The inquest on the four persons burnt to death at he Glamorgan Hotel, Cardiff, on the 9th instant, closed on Tuesday. Verdict: No evidence as to how the fire originated, and that the deplorable delay which occurred at the most critical stage of the calamity was owing to the defective organization of the fire brigade, and the de- fective supply of water." The North German Correspondent contradicts the statement recently made in a letter from Rome that Count Bismarck had warned the North German Bishops at present attending the Ecumenical Council, through the medium of the Prussian Am- bassador, that if they gave their assent to the preamble of the schema de fide, they would be suspended from the exercise of their episcopal office, and prevented from returning within the Prussian territories. The North German Correspondent says that no such menaces were necessary; at the same time," it adds, there is no doubt that the King of Prussia and the North German Confederation would not have seen with in- difference the acceptance of the proeemium by the Council in its original harsh, supercilious, and even insulting form, and it may be safely assumed that the most influential personages in Rome have not been left in ignorance on this point." A farmer wrote as follows to a distinguished scientific agriculturist, to whom he felt under obligations for intro- ducing a variety of swine: Respected sir,—I went yesterday to the cattle show. I found several pigs of your species. There was a variety of hogs, and I was astonished at not seeing you there." Mr Ashbury, Commodore of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, has offered a cup of the value of seventy-five guineas to be contended for by yachts of the Royal Harwich and Royal Yorkshire Clubs in an ocean race from Harwich to Hull in July. The reconstruction of the French Cabinet has at length been completed. M. Segris succeeds M. Buffet as Min- ister of Finance, and the Foreign portfolio, relinquished by Count Daru, has been undertaken by the premier, in conjunction with the Interior. M. Richard will act pro- visionally as Minister of Public Instruction. The King of Bonny has, it appears, come to England on a "mission." Those two dangerous subjects of his who have acquired fame under the classic names respectively Ja Ja and Oko Jumbo, are causing the peaceably-dispo- sed King Pepple a great deal of trouble and anxiety, and his Majesty entertains the hope of obtaining the aid of his august ally, the Queen of England, in putting them down. They are ruining the trade of the Bonny River, and. that seems to give King Pepple greater concern than the indignity of having his authority set at nought by Messrs Ja and Jumbo. English traders with the West Coast of Africa are prepared to back up the King's request for intervention, in some form or other, with the view of removing the obstacles to traffic with (the interior which the bellicose chiefs have placed in the way. The will of John Roberts, Esq., of Mornington-road, and Jermyn-street, London (formerly of Ruyton-of-the-Eleven- Towns, Shropshire), was proved in London on the 7th instant, by his executors, John Jones and Charles Jones. Sworn under £ 30,000. The willis dated January 31, 1870, and testator died February 9 following. The testator^ amongst other legacies, bequeaths to the Journeymen Tailors' Benevolent Institution, Sackville-street, £ 500; to the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton, 2200; to the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, Golden-square, 2200; to University College Hospital, £ 100; to King's College Hospital, £ 100; to the Asylum for Idiots, at Earlswood, £ 100; to the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Old Kent-road, £ 100; to the Indigent Blind School, London, £ 200; to the Royal National Life- boat Institution, £ 200; to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond-street, London, £ 100; to the Royal Orthopoeddic Hospital, £ 100; to his niece, Adelaide Green, £ 600; to his niece, Mary Shaw, £ 1,000; to his niece, Anne Clegg, £ 3,500; to his nephew, John Jones, £ 3,500; and to his nephew, Charles Jones, 24,000. A GOOD STORY.—Previous to the late Duke of Buc- leuch's quitting his princely mansion* of Drumlanrig, he had occasion to visit a certain burgh lying some ten ortwelve miles to the north-west. On this occasion he prcferred riding on horseback, and unattended, to any other mode of conveyance, which was a very common and unostenta- tious habit of his grace. He had passed the romantic and woodland way so much admired by every traveller, and now entered a landscape less interesting and inviting, as he neared the termination of his journey—absorbed in thought, it may be, on the sublime and beautiful. Be that as it may, he was aroused from his reverie by "mine gatherer" of the customs—"The toll sir, gin ye please." His grace immediately pulled up, and while searching for the needful to satisfy so just a demand he was thus accos- ted by the gatekeeper—"Heard ye ony word of the duke comin' this way the day, sir ? Yes," was the reply, he will be this way to-day." "Will he be in a coach an' four, or only in a carriage an' twa, think ye, ?" "In all probability on horseback, was the brief rejoinder. In that case do ye think he wad be offended gif I offered him back the change should he gie me a saxpenc or a shilling to pay wi' has passed ?" The duke stretching forth his hand to re- ceive his balance, and with an arch and knowing look, replied, "Try him, friend, try him;" and quietly pocketed the coppers, muttering to himself, "Not to be done in that way, "-Court Journal.
LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET.—TUESDAY. There was a fair attendance, and a moderate business was concluded in the better qualities of Red and White I Wheat, at PRICES THE TURN IN SELLERS' FAVOUR. Flour slow, without change. Oats and Oatmeal sold steadily at a slight improvement. Beans, Is. 6d. per qr. dearer. Peas scarce, and quite as dear. Barley in fair request, at previous rates. Indian Corn, Is. 6d. per qr. higher, but the advance checked the demand. PRICES (Tuesday week). English Wheat 8s. 6d. to Us. Od. per 1001b. English Flour 29s. 04. to 80s. 6d. 2801b English Barley 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per 601b. English Oats 8s. 4d. to Ss. 84. r 45ib. English Beans 37s. 6d. to 45s. Od. P 4801b. LONDON, MONDAY.-Last week's suppliPB were fair, Flour being plentiful. Exports: 830 qrs. Wheat. English Wheat 4,597 qrs., foreign 13,495 qrs. The show of samples this morning on the Essex und K ntish stands was limited, but the holiday char- acter of the day prevented any amount of business, and prices were just the same as on last Monday. The demand for foreign was confined to necessitous retail buyers at unaltered quotations. Country Flour 19,328 sacks; foreign 370 sacks 16,815 barrels. Norfclks and other country marks were held at the previous rates. There was no pressure to sell foreign barrels, notwith- standing the good supply, and prices were unchanged. It was the same with town-made qualities. Maize 10,710 qrs. This grain has found a lively inquiry at fully Is. advance. British Barley 1,572 qrs., foreign 23,972 qrs. The malting season being in the wane the demand was small; but foreign grinding was cot reduced by the good arrival. III Malt business was slack, and prices much as previously. English Oats 232 qrs., foreign 28,961 qrs. The best Swedes on board ship were worth 9d. per qr. more money, and granary samples were held at 6d. advance. Native Beans 629 qrs., foreign 1,350 qrs. Trade was slow, prices unchanged. English Peas 319 qrs., foreign 750 qrs. With little passing rates were as before.
CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. Shillings f qr. Wheat, Essex and Kent (white), old .45 to 48 Ditto, ditto new 39 47 Wheat, Essex and Kent-i red) old 48 44 Ditto, ditto new 87 43 Wheat, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire (red) old 44 45 Ditto, ditto ditto new 87 48 Barley 25 40 Beans 84 44 Oats, English feed 19 21 Flour, per sack of 2801b, Town, Households, 34s. to 4Us. WARWICK, SATURDAY.—There was a large attendance at this market, with a fair supply of wheat on offer. Business was steady, at former rates. NEWCASTLE, SATURDAY.—Good supply of wheat from far- mers, and good demand at last Saturday's rates. Oats average supply, and prices unaltered. Barley scarce, but demand flat, and decline of Is. had to be submitted to trade with merchants. For British and foreigd firm, at last week's prices. Flour steady sale, at previous rates. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—Our Corn Exchange was fairly supplied with wheat, and the attendance of farmers and factors fair. Business, however, was quiet, and prices ruled about Is. per qr. lower. Barley and oats were scarce, and high in price. Beans met a dull sale, at high prices. LEICESTER, SATURDAY.—Fine samples of wheat met a steady sale, at last week's prices; secondary qualities Is. per qr. lower. Dull sale for barley, at the full prices of last week. There was a meagre show of oats and beans, which met a steady sale, at high rates. OXFORD, SATURDAY.—At this market to-day there was a small attendance, and short supply of English wheat, which sold slowly to local buyers at the prices of last week. Oats met an improved demand, at fully late rates. Barley, beans, and peas a quiet trade, without any quotable alteration in value. NORTHAMPTON, SATURDAY.—To-day's corn market was pretty well supplied with wheat, the best samples of which were fully as dear; secondary qualities Is. per qr. cheaper. Fine oats were firm, and very dear. Dull for barley, at last week's cur- rency. Beans were a quiet trade, and fully supported last week's quotations. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—A rather thin attendance, and a slow trade. White wheat made 6s. 8d. to 7s. Od per 751b; red, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 8d.; oats, per Use. 101b, 17s. 6d. to 18s. 6d.; beans, per 128c., 18s. to 193.; barley, malting, per 88 quarts, 5s. lOd. to 68.; grinding, per 18sc. 101b, 20s. to 21s.; malt, per imperial bushel, 8s. to 8s. 6d. BRIDGNORTH, SATURDAY.-There was a good attendance of dealers, farmers, and millers. Business was rather flat, farmers holding out, millers and buyers very cautious in their purchases. At the close of the market the following were the quotations White wheat, 6s. 8d. to 7s. Od. per bushel of 721b; mixed wheat, red and white, from Os. Od. to 0s. Od. per bush. of 721b; red wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 6d. per bushel of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. lOd. to 6s. 2d. per 38 quarts; grinding barley, Os. Od. to Os. per bag of lOsc. Beans, 19s. Od.to 19s. 2d. per bag of 12sc. Oats, 18s. Od. to 15s. Od per bag of 8sc. Vetches, from 7s. 6d. to 8s. Od. the imperial measure. Indian corn, 12s. 3d. to 12s. 6d. per sack of 10sc. Peas, 20s. 6d. to 21s. Od. per bag of 12 scores. Goree vetches, 8s. 6d. to 9s. the imp. measure. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows Wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 4d.; Barley, 5s. Od. to 5s. 4d.; Oats, 8s. 9d. to 4s. 6d.; Beef, 8d. to 10d. per Ib: Mutton, Sd. 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. Od. to 3s. 6d. per measure; Fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; Rabbits, Is. 6d. to Is. 9d. per pair. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.- QUDtatioUS: -Wheat (per 801bs.) 6s. 8d. to 7s. Od.; old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 40 qts.), 5s. 6d. to 6s. Od.; Oats, (per bag), 16s. to 183. Od.; Eggs, 00 for Is.; Butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 5d. per lb.; Fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 91. per conple Ducks, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Potatoes, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per bushel
LONDON PRODUCE.-SATURD AY. The markets to-day have been partially closed, in consequence of the holidays, and no business of importance has been tran- sacted, and quotations remain nominally unchanged.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. (From the Mark Lane Express.) The frequent sunshine of the past week has raised the temperature, but when the sun has been absent the air has still been cold for the time of year, and we have not yet had our quota of rain. Field work has, however, ad- vanced apace, and there is very little more sowing to be done; and this, though late, has been very satisfactorily accomplished from the pulverised state of the soil. A genial time henceforth would soon work wonders, in ger- minating the seed corn and improving the wheat; about which some are beginning to doubt, it being badly reported in the Fens and other localities, but June will more dis- tinctly tell us what we may expect. The altered weather, the opening Baltic, and the holidays have all contributed to increase our dulness, and the wheat trade has given way for the last fortnight to the extent of fully Is., while our deliveries still keep largely in excess of last year, in- dicating the pressure on the farming interest from bad crops, or continued apprehension of large foreign imports. The Baltic is certainly opening, and we may now have some first quality corn to replace the low sorts which have been lately working off from our granaries; but shippers there see prices much too close for a free trade, and there are few sanguine enough here, after the late losses, to be- come rash importers. Even in America prices have not yet adjusted themselves to British markets, notwithstand- ing their present depression. The inferior qualities of the Danube as well as much on the Azoff and Odessa, will only suit one certain class of millers here and those who mark the difference between the best town-made flour and the Norfolk-make, will see that such branches of business must be distinct. 50s. is still given for the best new Dan- zic wheat, but some inferior Russian sorts are not worth over 35s. With a difference of 15s. then in wheat there should be a difference in the sacks of flour of 12s. Now as with the generally admitted abundance abroad, there is a scarcity of fine samples, why should English farmers who have this quality, throw .away their only chance, as they near the ciose of the season, especially when the top price of flour is only 40s. per sack, and there seems no prospect of any further reduction on this side harvest? The sales of English wheat" noted last week were 59,869 qrs. at 42s.'8d., against 50,872 qrs. at 47s. in 1869. The imports into the Kingdom for the week ending April 9th were 390,681 cwts. wheat, and 74,163 cwts. flour. FLUCTUATIONS IN THE AVERAGE PRICE OF WHEAT.- March 5th, 41s.; March 12th, 40s. 9d. March 19th, 41s. 9d. March 26th, 42s. 5d. April 2nd, 42s. 5d. April 9th, 42s. 8d.
FOREIGN GRAIN ENTERED FOR HOME CON- SUMPTION DURING THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 15. Wheat cwts. 42,798 Peas cwts. 1,160 Barley „ 78,225 Maize 31,195 Oats „ 86,700 Flour „ 27,487 Beans „ 2,680
BALA. EXCURSIONS.—On Good Friday a large body of excur- sionists, numbering upwards of 500, from Manchester, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Chester, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Birmingham, &c., visited Bala. The day was charming, and the lake and the scenery were captivating. The v-sitors conducted themselves well, and seemed to be de- lighted with the country, returning home enraptured with the interesting scenes, and exhilarating fresh mountain air of wild Wales. The trains arrived and departed at the appointed time, the whole management reflecting much credit upon the officers of the Great Western Railway Company.
NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—Our market was fairly represent- ed with beef, but only a limited amount of business was tran- sacted, at prices ranging from 6d. to 7d. per lb. Mutton was cheaper, but dull of sale. Pork sold at high rates, while veal could be obtained on easier terms. NORWICH, SATURDAY.—The show of store cattle-Scots, shorthorns, and Irish-on offer here to-day was moderate, as is usually the case after Tombland fair. Trade was not very active to-day, but prices experienced no material change: fat beasts, 7s. to 7s. 6d., and prime lots 8s. per 141b. The show of sheep was limited; there was little variation from the prices of the fair: fat sheep in their wool, 9s. to 9s. 6d.; ditto, naked, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per 141b. No change in store pigs or fat pork. The weather has become more genial and spring-like during the past week; the season is still, however, rather backward. DONCASTER, SATURDAY.—We had a very large show of beasts at this market this morning, near upon 400, amongst which were some milch and newly-calved cows of first-class character, and with a large attendance of buyers, the weather being most delightful, there was a good amount of business done. Not much alteration to note in prices. Milk beasts realised X20 to ze22 each medium ditto, X15 to tl8 each; barren stock sold at £10 to £ 14 each. A few sheep shown, but little business done. A large show of pigs, which sold briskly at the prices of last week. Pork, 8s. to 8s. 2d. per stone. DERBY, SATURDAY.—Our cattle market was held on Thursday this week in consequence of Good Friday interfering with the regular market day. The show of stock was small, and there was a limited attendance of the trade. There was a quiet feeling in the demand, and prices had a downward tendency. Calves met a ready sale, and late prices were easily obtained. Sheep were in moderate supply, and a dull sale at late rates. Pigs were in request and commanded top prices. The following were the current rates:—Milch cows, X15 to X21; barren stock, £ 10 to X14 10s.; steers, X8 to tll 10s. per head. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 8,396 head. Although, in consequence of the Easter holidays, the attendance at Islington to-day has been only moderate, the trade, influenced by the cooler weather and the falling-off in the arrivals, presented a much firmer appearance, and prices have improved in most in- stances. As regards Beasts the receipts have been much less extensive, but the quality has been tolerably good. For all breeds the inquiry has ruled firm, at an occasional advance of 21. per 81b. The best Scots and crosses have sold at 4s. 8d. to 5s. per 81b. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire we received about 1,000 Scots and crosses; from other parts of England, 400 of various breeds; from Scotland, 360 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, about 100 oxen, &c. With Sheep the market has been less freely supplied. The trade has been steady, at 2d. per 81b more money. The best Downs and half- breds have realised 4s. 8d. to 5s. per 81b. There has been a strong demand for Lambs, at 8s. per 81b. Calves have been steady, and Pigs firm.
LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.-The arrivals last week from Ireland were 204 firkins Butter and 3,069 bales Bacon, and from foreign ports 20,262 packages Butter and 2,069 bales and 604 boxes Bacon. Foreign Butter continues to decline in prices, the sale is good at about 4s. per cwt. reduction. The Bacon market keeps steady, with a good demand; no change in value of Irish, but Hambnrgh is 2s. per cwt. dearer. Lard in demand at a farther advance of Is. per cwt. LONDON HOP, MONDAY.—Our market shows no change, the same heaviness continuing which has prevailed so long, making sales of every description of hops very difficult. Imports for the week ending April 16, 392 bales against 1,885 bales the previous week. Continental markets are all reported dull. New York advices to the 2nd inst. report the market as inanimate, with a tendency to decline in prices. Hid and-East Kent £ 7 0 £ 9 5 £ 12 12 Wealds 6 0 7 0 8 0 Sussex. 5 12 66 6 18 Bavarians 6 6. 7 7 9 o French 5 0 5 15 6 10 Americans 4 5 5 5 6 0 Yearlings 1 10 2 10 3 15 WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY.—There are no new hops offer- ing to-day, and our market remains unaltered. LONDON SEED, MONDAY.-During the past week there was a steady trade passing in all descriptions of agricultural seeds, at full prices. To-day there is a fair demand, and previous values are well supported. Rape, Canary, and Hemp seeds continue to meet a fair sale, at former prices. Spring Tares are fully as dear as before, and there is a seasonable extent of business in them. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—Owing to the interruptions caused to business generally by the holidays, there has been very little doing in the English Wool market, and prices remain quite nominal. Choice lustres still command the most inquiry, but the transactions have been very limited. The new clip has now made its appearance in the market. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. S. d. to s. d. FLEECES—Southdown hoggets per lb. 1 OA 11 Half-bred ditto 13 14 Kent fleeces 1 3 1 34 Southd'n ewes and wethers „ 10 1 ji Leicester ditto „ 1 24 1 8| SORTS—Clothing, picklock „ 1 4 1 41 Prime „ 1 2| 1 8 Choice 11 12 Super 1 0 1 Oi Combing, wether met „ 18 13} Picklock „ 1 1 1 i| Common 0 11 10 Hog matching „ 1 4 1 4i Picklock matching „ 1 1J 1 2| Super ditto 0 11 1 0 HALIFAX WOOL & WORSTED, SATURDAY:-The holidays check what little business might otherwise be done. Wool, how- ever, is about stationary in price. Trade in yarns is still very quiet. Business in pieces is not animated, but there is very little standing machinery. There was not a large attendance on 'Change to-day. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—Only moderate supplies of Potatoes have been on sale at these markets. The trade has been steady, at orx quotations. English Shaws. 120s. to 180s. per ton. English Regents 100s. to 1203. „ Scotch Regents 100s. to 120s. 11 Scotch Rocks 903. to 110s. „ French Kidneys 75s. to 100s. „ BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SATURDAY.- Hides: 951b. and upwards, 43d. to 01. per lb; 851b. to 9ilb., 4^4. to Od. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 4d. to 01. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 35 I. to 4d.per lb; 561b to 641b, 41. to Od per lb 551bs and under, 44. to 04. per lb. cows, Sfrl. to 8|4. per lb.; bulls. 84. per lb.: flawed and irregular, Sid. to 01. per lb.; horse, 6s. 91. to 18s. 91. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 5Jd. per lb.; 121b. to 161b., 7ad. per lb 91b. to 111b., 7|4. per IB.; light, 7J1. per lb.; flawed and irresn- lar. 5id. per Ib Wools, A 1, (ja. 1. i A, 69. 5d.; B, 4s. lid. Pelts; Is. 54.
WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIli, & FAT MARKET, SUUIt: DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4Jd. per Th.; 851b-?. to 941 lis. 4d t.o 0d. per lb.; 751 bs. to 841bs., 3$d. to 0d. per lb.; 65ibs. to 741bs., Std. per Th. 561bs. to 641bs., Sfd. per lb. 551bs. and under, 8fd. Cows, 651bs. and upwards, 3gd. to Od. per lb.; 64lbs. and under, 3gd per Tb; bulls, 2d. to 2}d per Tb; flawed and irregular. S^d. to 8|d. per Tb; kips, 2 £ d. to4 £ d. per lb; horse, 2s.64. to 13s. 3d. each. Calf: 171bs. and upwards, 5d. per lb.; 121bs. to 16lbs, 71d. per Ib 91bs. to lllbs., 7|4. per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 54. per lb. Wools, Os.Od. toOs. Od. each. Pelts, lid. to Is. 5d. Fat, 3d. to 34d.
THE WELSH IRON, TIN-PLATE, AND COAL TRADES. The reports received at the quarterly meetings of the ironmasters, as to the state of the iron trade, are generally satisfactory, and it is obvious now that their determina- tion to keep up prices, and their strict adherence to that determination, has been productive of some good results. Buyers are now entering the market with more freedom than they have shown before, since the commencement of the year, and orders are being given out somewhat numerously and of toleiable extent. Makers in the dis- trict find little difficulty in securing rail contracts sufficient to keep the works in full employment, both now and for some time to come. The Russian demand, which manu- facturers have all along looked forward to as the chief stay of the trade this year, is, it is satisfactory to find, gradually improving, clearances by vessels to the Northern markets bein larger than they were a week or two ago. The probability is, that more extensive engagements will be received in the course of May and the following months, when the. delivery by steamers will be more expeditious. American requirements are increasing, and advices imply that they will continue numerous for some time. Besides, it is not at all unlikely that some of the Continental markets, besides those at present purchasing, will begin to make some considerable inquiries for railway material in the ensuing months. The home trade evinces some little improvement since the quarterly meetings, buyers having been convinced that it would be useless to wait longer for the expected reduc- tion in quotations. Bars and pigs are in better request, Eurchasers being no doubt apprehensive that, if makers e more taken up with rail making, higher prices will have shortly to be given for other description of manufac- ture. The tin-plate trade is progressing favourably. The pro- duction is being further reduced, and as tin is still rising, higher rates are being asked for plates. Manufacturers complain that the speculation in tin tends to materially reduce their profits. In the steam coal trade an active business continues to be done, and the collieries are in pretty full employment. Slight dulness prevails in the house coal trade, inquiries locally having subsided considerably, but merchants enter- tain a hope that shipments coastwise will increase again shortly. The men in the No. 3 bituminous pits in the Rhondda Valley, who turned out about a fortnight ago for a rise, have resumed work. The masters have intimated their determination to let matters take their course.
THE WIGGIN MURDER AT BRIDGNORTH IN 1812. Attention having been called to this event by the in- formation received from Melbourne, as reoordèd in our columns, it will interest our readers to see the particulars from the original proclamations issued from Gitton's Printing Office, December 1st and December 26th, 1812 Murder! Two Hundred Guineas Reward. Whereas, on Wednesday evening last, about seven o'clock, as Mr Edward Wiggin, late of the township of Eardington, near Bridgnorth, in the county of Salop, miller^ was' returning home from Wolverhampton market, soon after he had passed the turn- pike gate, on the road leading from Bridgnorth to Eardington, he was shot by a person who Mr Wiggin mentioned to have seen standing under a tree on the side of the road, and he thought was in a dark-coloured dress. On his coming nearly opposite the tree the man (without speaking) fired at him, the ball which (from its size) must have come from a large pistol or gun' gassed through Mr Wiggin's coat sleevej near the elbow, entered his side, passed near the heart, and lodged in the upper part of his right side. The man immediately ran away along the horse- road towards the turnpike which Mr Wiggin had just passed. The report of the pistol or gun and the cnes of Mr Wiggin soon brought persons to the spot, and he was removed to the turn- pike nouse, where he died a short time afterwards. A reward of Two Hundred Guineas is hereby offered to any person who will discover the offender, to be paid upon con- viction by the bailiffs of Bridgnorth. Any person gining in- formation which may lead to discovery will be handsomely rewarded. Bridgnorth, 1st Dec., 1812. Whitehall, December 26th, 1812. Whereas, it has been humbly represented to his Royal High- ness the Prince Regent, that on Wednesday evening, the 25th of November last, as Mr Edward Wiggin, late of Eardington, near Bridgnorth, m the county of Salop, miller, was returning home from Wolverhampton market, he was shot and wilfully murdered near the turnpike gate, on the road leading from Bridgnorth to Eardington, by some person or persons unknown. His Royal Highness, acting in the name, and on the behalf of his Majesty, for the better apprehending and bringing to justice the persons concerned in the said murder, is hereby pleased to promise his Majesty's most gracious pardon to any one of the offenders (except the person who actually committted the said murder) who shall discover his or their accomplice or accom- plices therein, so that he or they may be apprehended and con- victed thereof. (Signed) SiDMOrTH. And, as a further encouragement, a reward of Two Hundred Guineas is hereby offered to any person making such discovery, a.s aforesaid (except as before excepted), to be paid on conviction of one or more of the offenders, by the bailiffs of Bridgnorth. It is fifty-seven years ago, and not twenty-seven, since the murder was committed, so that the confession" is no doubt a hoax.
THE WELSH VOLUNTEERS AND THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. The following letter has been received:— National Rifle Association, 12, Pall Mall East, S. W., April, 1870. DEAR SIR, —I submitted, on the 31st ult., to tLe com- mittee your letter of the 19th, and I am directed to Inform you in reply that they cannot comply with the request therein contained, that the Welsh volunteers should be per- mitted to send twenty of their number to represent them at Wimbledon, and there compete with the English, Scot- tish, and Irish twenties. In the first place, the committee appointed to collect subscriptions to the funds of the International Enfield Trophy stipulated that the competition for this prize should be limited to England, Scotland, and Ireland; and secondly, and consequent upon this limitation, the competition for the selection of the English twenty has always been open to Welsh as well as English volunteers. I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, "EDMOND ST. JOHN MILDMAY." Mr Oliver Davies, Usk."
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