THE FATE OF GENERAL GORDON. THE last ten days have been occupied by all lovers of their country and well-wishers for the world's progress in civilization and general advancement, in regretting the sad turn which in the upper valley of the Nile have tak- The fall of Khartoum, which was publicly uiiiuunced on February 5th, and the consequent uncertainty which prevailed for nearly a week afterwards with regard to the fate of General GORDON, have 0 had a most depressing, and to some extent bewildering influence on the minds of nearly all. That uncertainty has now been dis- polled, and it is sad to reflect that only the memory of past actions is all that is left of that great and noble man. There can be little doubt that he perished through the treachery of the race whom he had wished and striven to benefit, and so even the most sanguine and the most hopeful feel them- selves compelled to admit that the gallant soldier, the Christian hero, and the chival- rous warlior has fought his last fight, has finished his earthly course, and has passed away to that land where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. But he has died in his harness, and is regret- ted as few men are. In that far-off land, where science had its birth, religion its home, and superstition its cradle, he sleeps the sleep of the dead. It may be that as yet he lies in no henoured grave, but what does that matter ? He is enshrouded in the hearts of millions. In the hearts of millions in every country, of every continent, for in the heart of every one who can esteem loyalty, who can appreciate devotion, and who can admire such bravery and valour as the world has rarely seen, there is his memory enshrouded, and the cenotaphs of kings, marble though they may be, and surroanded though they may be with all the pomp of wealth and the glitter of a royal pageantry, are as nothing when compared with a manly heart which beats in a form that is animated by a spirit which is the direct reflex of its CILEATOR. In sadness and in sorrow do we write, for a great man has fallen, and a bitter reverse has obstructed the previous glorious progress of the British I army through the land of the PHAROAHS. And it is well for humanity that at times it should suffer. There is no crown where there is no cross, and it is from the trials and mis- fortunes of the present that a new vigour and an enhanced strength is gathered which enable man to encounter and to triumph over the difficulties and the trials of the future. So not all in sorrow 1st us remain, but Jet us as a nation try to realize our position and to use our best endeavours to retrieve the past, to make the best of the present, and to pro- vide as well as we can for the future. Each day as it passes brings us further details of this most unwelcome compaign. When it became known to Englishmen that! that part of Africa known as the Soudan, and which was nominally at least under the government of the KHEDIVE, was in a state of rebellion, and that the garrisons of Egyptian | soldiers stationed in the various fortified towns were in extreme danger, a cry arose through the length and breadth of the land that England ought to attempt to rescue the soldiers and pacify the country. A consensus of opinion pointed out General GORDON as the most fitting person to ente" into negotia- tions with the MARDI, the head of the rebels. The English Government then sent out GORDON on a purely pacific mission, but after many vain endeavours on the part of this wonderful man for a peaceful solution of the difficulty, the MAHDI rejected all his offers and returned all his presents. GORDON then applied for Turkish troops, for the appoint- ment of ZEDERR PASHA as governor of the Soudan, and for English troops to smash the MAIIDI. All these applications were refused by Lord GBANVILLE, upon which GORDON sent that memorable despatch throwing on the Government the indelible disgrace of abandoning the besieged garrisons. Thus compelled tno lCnn"lish Government sent out a relief force under Lord WOLSELEY, and the nation has anxiously followed each portion of it in its difficult and dangerous route towards Khartoum, where GORDON, who bad defeated the MAHDI'S forces, had established himself. Nearly every one will be familiar with the events of the last few days. How high was the expectation and hope that each succeeding day would bring the welcome news that our faithful and willing troops had reached that long-looked-for city at the junction of the Blue and White Niles, and that our coura- geous countryman had walked out of the beleaguered fortress, accompanied by those trusted adherents—men, women, and children —whom, even to save his own life, he would not desert. But alas! when our advanced guard, hoping to reach Khartoum in time to 0 wish the brave General the good old English wish of many happy returns of his birth- day," came near the longed-for city, no Egyptian ensign could be seeu flying from the palace, no friendly forms were visible, but the streets and plains were observed to be crowded with dervishes with flaunting ban- ners. The steamers which had gone so often up and down the great river with cheery, messages from the besieged to the rescuers were seen lying on the banks, surrounded by crowds of rebels. Everything confirmed the sad story of treachery on the part of oue of the trusted ollicers of the garrison, and ilie harrowing news li. s now reached us of the r.ithless massacre of noble men and helpless women and children. It would bo a miracle if in this melee the brave inspirer of all this resistance should have been spared, but of this there is no hope. There remains no aliernative now but to use all the resources of this great nation at whatever cost to overthrow the MAIIDI and subdue his adherence. Our material interests, as well as the interests of civilizatioa, demand this, and willingly or unwillingly we must make these'half-barbarians to knew that Eng- land ran and will avenge the cruel deeds done to her OO'JS, even though they be com- mitted on the burning sanus of Africa.
The Guardians of the St. Asaph Union at their last meeting, with the exception of their Chairman, did what has been lunged expressed as eating the leek." This is an euphonious mode of giving expression in concise terms to a disagreeable aud generally unpleasant fact. It means that a person has done an action which he has previously refused to do, and at the last has done it unwillingly, and to some extent under a protest. In fact the phrase means thai a person is compelled to cat his own words, 01 retract what he has said. SHAKSPKARE, in his HENRY V., originated the term of eating of the leek," and it has si MOO. bč- come consecrated as a short method of expressing what we have already rnoic than once indicated. The case in point is this. Last autumn the Guardians of the St Asaph Union appointed Dr HEATON to be the Medical Officer of the St Asaph district in the place of Dr LODGE, whom failing health had compelled to resign tho post, wLich for many years he had so ably and so faithfully filled. Dr HEATON was appointed at a salary which was less by £ 27 than the one which VR LODGE had received. The tlr;e guardiaus who were mainly instrumental in effecting that saving in the amount of the rates were Mr Josum LLOYD, St Asaph, Mr •JOHN ROBERTS, Geinas, and Mr THOMAS PARRY, Bodelwyddan. Further sfiil did they go in the path of economy, for these were the three who pre vented Dr LODGE from obtain- ing a superannuation salary from the poor- rates. They stood ft rth as the champions of Economy, Retrenchment, and Reform, and the public admired them for doing so and apprcci itcd their services at their full value. Rates of all kinds never pressed so heavily on the farmer and on the small tradesman a:i they do now, and that man is a benefactor to a very large number of both these classes who is able to effect a reduction, even if it be only a small one, in the amount of the rates. This the noble trio did, and as such doers deserved well, and were well thought of by those whom they represented on the Board. But now comes the falling off, and now is the leek eaten In less than three months the medical officer appiios for an increase in his salary, and when refused on the ground of the short time which had elapsed since his appointment, sends in his resignation of two of the offices which he held under the Boird retaining the other two which may bo sup- posed to be the easiest of perfoimance and the most lucrative. This was too much for the guardians. The Chairman, always true to his instincts, always loyal to his colours, and always true to his friends, suppoited the application, Mr J. LLOYD, maintained his olci position, while Mr PAURY, temporised and compromised. He (Mr PARRY) proposed that a deputation consisting cf himself and Mr MORGAN should wait on thcii- medical officer and ask him to be satisfied with an addition of £10. This they did, and they reported at the last Board that Dr. HEATOX would con- tinue in the ofiice of parish doctor for the St. Asaph dist:ict if an increase of £17 were made in his salary. This increase was pro- posed by the ^HAIR-MAN. seconded by Mr JOSEPH LLOYD, and supported by Mr J 01I: ROBERTS, Geinas, and was carried uuani- mously. How are the mighty fallen, and how blunted are their once famous weapons of war Was it the approaching advent of St. DAVID'S Day-a day so dear to Welsh- men and sacred to the worship of the leek— that made those worthy sons oi Cymri eat so readily, in a metaphorical way, that succu- lent but unpleasantly odoriferous vegetable ? We know not, but the fact however remains, and the digestion of the leek eaten in the St. Asaph Board room on Feb. 5th, is still in a crude and undigested state.
RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. ON MONDAY.—Before T. G. Dixon, Esq., (chair- man), T. Ll. Murray Biowne, Esq., and Dr. W. T. Girdlestone. ASSAULT. Daniel Davies, butcher, Wellington Road, was charged with assaulting David Roberts, Abbey Street. Complainant stated that on the 26th of Jan. he bad occasion to go to the Liverpool Arms to see Mr Lowe. Mr Lowe not being in at the time, witness went into a room to await his return. Defendant was there and another man, and immediately witness vyent into the room defendant said, This is the b-that assistei Owens, the butcher, to do me out of £1:3." Defendant's companion went out, and two others came it). Witness considered such a remark rather insulting, and asked defendant to retract the words which he had spoken, whereupon defendant struck him five times, marking him and causiu j his face to bleed, in consequence of which ha was kept in the hf use for days, being ashamed to go out. He (witness) had never been before the magis- trates before, except on one occasion as a wit- ness. In answer to defendant, complainant denied having said that he was a better man than him and that, if he had the use of both arms, he would not ba afraid of any man in North Wales; neither did he try to strike defen- dant. John Thomas, butcher, Abbey Street, said he was at the Liverpool Arms at the time, and heard some argument going on about some other man, who was also a butcher. Roberts said 00 was us good a man as Davies, although he was lame. Defendant then struck com- plainant, and the latter then went out. Wit. ness admitted having heard something said about £13. C, Edwin Povah, painter, said he saw complai. nant coming out of the room, looking very much put about, and with blood flowing from his nose and other parts of his face. Witness had not beeu inside the room. Defendant, in reply to the charge, admitted having struck the complainant. He was not sure which of them had struck first; but he was coitain that complainant did strike him. He (dofeudant) was very sorry he touched his hand on the complainant. The Bench said it seemed to them from the evidence, that the complainant had been very badly used. Defendant would have to pay a fine of Ul, with 18s. costs or 14 days. The money was paid. At the rising of the couit, complainant en- tered the witness box, and stated that Davies had threatened him as he was leaving the hall, sayiug he woul 1 do for him before that day week. He (complainant) wished to have the protection of the court. Mr Oliver Geo-ge (magistrates' clerk) ad- vised him to take; out a summons against Davies. AT HOrrsE DOORS. Edward Jona, a boy ten years of age, was charged with distuvbing and annoying Mrs Charlotte H. Ilher, Market Street, by knock- ing at the door of her house. —The lad pleaded guoty.—Complainant said that on the Friday evening the defendant and two other boys were throwing stones and knocking at her door. She had suffered great annoyance in that way for the past two months; the door of her house was often covered with mud. The boy, who was accompanied by his mother, a widow, was seriously cautioned not to re. poat the offence, or he would be severely pun- ished. He would have to pay a fine of Gd. with 10s costs, and would be allowed a fort- night to find the money. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Ecli oard Thomas, labourer, Yale road, was sn mil d by P.U. M'Kinna for being dtu: k aim creating a disturbance near the old Cut in Vale road, on the 14th ult. Defendant ad- mitted the offence. A fino of 5s. and 7s. costs was imposed. SURETIES OF THE PEACE. Cathc-i ine Aubrey, Clwyd street, applied to have Mn Wdh'xms, wife of Thomas Williams, a neighl) ti bound over to keep tho peace. Defendant did not appear.—The Applicant, who appeared unwell, was allowed to give her evidence sitting. From wlmtcould bo gathered from her statement, which was very indis- tinctly heard by the i,ep )i-tel,,i, it appeared that the defendant forced her away into ap ,>oan;s' fathers house, while she was ill, and d numdeu some money, which were not owing vo ho." L> jfondant also called her a Brazen b uid other bad names. Fearing that the ..Cendant would repeat the conduct com- pi line 1 <.■ f. she wished to havo her bound over. —Com!); ••!wants' statement was corroborated by a young woman named Elizabeth Ann Jones. Alter consultation, their-Worships ordered that defendant be bound over in tho sum of £ '•>, and one surety of J:5, to keep the peace and also to pay 13s. costs in default, a dis- tress warrant, or 14 days imprisonment. THE EXPLOSIVES ACT. Captain Ellis, en betialf of the Talacre and Gronant Mining Company, Limited, was granted a renewal of license for the storage of explosives. EXTENSION OF HOURS REFUSED, Mr W. G. Jones, of the Mona Hotel, ap- plied for authority to keep his house open from 11 o'clock on tho night of the 14th to 5 o'clock on the morning of the loth inst., on the occasion of the Volunteer Ball in the Town Hull, chiefly for the convenience of coachmen.—The applicaiion was refused.
"PLEASANT EVENINGS." There was a large and intelligent audience in the Town Hall on Monday evening last, when the eighth "Pleasant evening" of this seasm was held. The Chairman on this occasion was G. Stuart Mazelhmst, Southlands, who delivered the usual address from the chair in a very appropriate manner. The following is the progralueao:- Hymn, "Near the Croos," tee audience; Brief Address, the Clitii-initn Trio, "Fair Flora," Lay Clerks of St. Asaph Cathedral song, it Thy voice is near," Hi,s A. J. Williams; Reading, "The bridge story," Mr P. M. Williams Glee, Life's a ilumper, Messrs. Tomkinson, W. Williams, and S. Powell; Pianoforte solo, Miss B. E. Lloyd; Song, Miss M. E. Rowlands; Part-song, The Chafers," Messrs. Tomkinson, W. Williams, S. Powell, andO.Ed wards. Then came the address entit- led Odds and Ends by the Rev. T. Hallett Wil- liams, of Buckley, who, by reason of the racy and humourous manner of his speceli-fully sustained the reputation these addresses have gainel as an important and essential item of the programmes of these popular cuteitainmeuts. In the com-so of his remarks ho urged the importance of oar extracting a3 much happiness as possible out of this IMe com- patible with the laws of morality and the religion we profess; and that he had no sympathy with those individuals who desired the ministers of Christ to be dressed iu eccieniastic.al straight jaokets" and march through life tu the tunc of tho "Dead March in Saul." (! :t"li, Hhe Aviil, --he wont," (by desire) Lay Clerks of ol. A-aph 9oug, lien tfon fy Nain," Miss A. J. Williams; Catch, Peter P Lay Clerks of St. Asaph; Recit- ation, Mr ohn Evans; Trio, "A thort wife,—A tall wife,- No wife," Messrs. Touikinsou, W. Wllliams, a- t S, Powell Pianoforte solo, Miss Minnie M. h" Reading, Mr P. M. Williams Cxlee, ..i lie, diddle," Lay Clerk? of St Asaph. Natio: I Antheai At the close the nOY. E. Stephens, Lanamarian) v. ho during the rendering of the programme was accomodated with a scat oil the platform—moved a hearty vote ùi to oiks to the chairman and to th" performers for their valuable services, iu his characteristic m in- ner. The motion was carried with acclamation. The Rev. D. Burford Hooke, after expressing his personal obligation t.) the chairman and per- formers, intimated that only two more "Pleasant Evenings would be held this season.
4 By the Home Secretary's orders the police gu&rd atardeu oubled. By the Home Secretary's orders the police gu&rd atardeu uubled.
ANOTHER BRITISH YIC TORT, j DESPERATE FIGHTING. GENERAL EARLE KILLED GREAT SLAUGHTER OF THE ENEMY. Another stubbornly contested battle has been fought in the Soudan, in which, after four hours of hard trial, and at the cost of the gallant General Earle himself, the British troops have again proved worthy of their ancient renown. On Monday afternoon the General, with the Black Watch,the South Staffordshire Regiment, a squadron of Hussars, two guns of the Egyptian Artillery,the Egyptian Camel Corps,and a section of the Field Hospital arrived at Dulka Island. As the enemy were known to be in force but a short distance away, the troops were at once set to work to form a zareba. While they were engaged upon this work the enemy, who were holding a very strong position on some high hills in front, fired several shots. The Eng- lish pickets advanced, and their fire drove back the A, "ho had come down the hills to attack. Jg^sng guards were posted when it be- came dark, ind all was in readiness to repulse an attack should the enemy venture to come down, but the night passed off quietly. The Standard's correspondent thus describes the fight that took place on the following day In the morning our troops formed up and advanced towards the enemy's position, marching in two parallel columns, two companies of the Staffordshire Regiment with two guns taking up ground directly in front of the enemy to occupy their attention. At 8 o'clock our guns opened, and for some time a desultory fire was kept up between them and the two companies of the Staffordshire Regiment and the enemy. In the meantime the main body of the troops were advancing steadily over almost impracticable ground, pushing the enemy before them and seizing each successive ridge by short determined rushes. They continued to push forward until the ad- vanced troops reached the right rear of the enemy, which rested on the river. This completed the move- ment, by which the Arabs were entirely surrounded. The position occupied by the enemy was very strong, consisting of rooky and broken ground, strengthened by loopholed walls, from behind which they kept up a heavy and well-directed fusillade. Finding that it was impossible to dislodge them by our musketry fire, General Earle gave orders for the Black Watch to carry the position with the bayonet. The regiment responded gallantly to the order. The pipers struck up, and with a cheer the Black Watch moved forward with a steadiness and valour which the enemy were unable to resist, and which called forth the admiration of the General. From the loopholed walls the rifle puffs shot out continuously, but without a check the Black Watch advanced, scaled the rocks, and, at the point of the bayonet, drove the enemy from their shelter. Unhappily, General Earle fell while gallantly lead- ing the troops forward to this attack. In the meantime the cavalry pushed on beyond the scene of conflict, and captured the enemy's camp, three miles in their rear, before the Black Watch had captured the main position. Whi'e the main attack was being delivered two companies of the Staffordshire Regiment were directed to seize a high and rocky hill, which was stoutly defended by the Arab riflemen. After General Earle's fall General Brackenbury assumed the command, and after the main position was carried he ordered the remainder of the Staffordshire Regiment to join the two Companies already engaged, and to storm the hill at the point of the bayonet. The enemy clung to tho position desperately, and disputed the ground inch by inch. But the Staffordshire men were not to be denied, and, fighting gallantly, they at last drove the enemy from the hill. This brought the fight of Kerbekan to a closc. It had hsted for five hours, and had been a gallantly contested affair from first to last. The enemy's force consisted of the Monassir and Robatab tribesmen, with numbers of Dervishes from Berber. It is impossible to judge accurately their num- ber, as their position extended over a large range of rocky and broken ground. Their losses were very heavy, and the dead lay piled up on the ridges which they had stubbornly defended. The leader of the rebels from Berber and several emirs were among the killed. Our troops behaved with the most admirable steadiness and bravery. Nothing could exceed the coolness and courage with which they advanced under a tremendous and well-directcd fhe to carry the enemy's positions. The defeat of the i cb Is war- decisive, and owing to the fact that we entirely sur- rounded them before commencing the attack, their only way of escape was by swimming the river. The number of the fugitives who escaped was very small. The following is the official account of the battle from Lord Wolseley, received on Thurs- day mornilic, The following telegram just received from General Brackenbury. Dulka Island is about 70 miles above Merawi. The attack was well planned and gallantly executed, and I expect its effect will be to open the way without further fighting to Berber:— Camp opposite Dulka Island, 10th February.— Having found enemy in position stated in tele- gram No. US, of 9th instant, General Earle con- centrated Stafi'oid's aud Black Watch here yesterday, reconnoitred the position, and this morning advanced to attack it. They held a high ridge of razor-backed hills, and some advanced koppies in front close to the river. Two companies of the Staffordshire Regiment and two guns being left under Colonel Alleyne to hold the enemy in front, we marched with six companies of the Staffordshire and six com- panies of the Black Watch round the high range of hills, entirely turning the enemy's position, which we attacked from the rear. The enemy's numbers were not great, but their position was extremely strong and difficult of access, and they fought with most determined bravery. The Black Watch advanced over rocks and broken ground upon the koppies, and after having by their fire in the coolest manner driven off a rush of the enemy, stormed the position under a heavy fire. General Earle was among the fore- most in this attack, and to the deep sorrow of every officer and man in the force was killed on the summit of the Koppie. The Staffords attacked the high ridge, and over the most difficult ground it was possible for troops to advance upon carried the position. In this attack their gallant commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Eyre, was killed. Meanwhile the squadron 19th Hussars, under Colonel Butler, swept round to the rear, and captured the enemy's camp. Our success is complete. We have captured 10 standards, and the whole of the position is in our hands. It is difiicult to,i,,tiniate the enemy's loss, but their d ad are lying thick among the rocks and in the open where, when they found themselves surrounded, they tried to rush through our troops. Scarcely any can have escaped. Our own loss is as follows Major-General Earle, Lieutenant-Colonel Eyre, South Stafford; Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel Coveney, Royal High- landers one corporal and three private Royal High- landers three privates South Staffordshire and two Egyptian Camel Corps missing. One private Royal Highlanders, wounded very severely Brivet Lieutenant-Colonel Wauchope, Royal Highlanders, severely wounded. Captain Horsurugh, Stafford Lieutenant Hon. J. G. R. Colborne, Stafford L cu- tenant T. Kennedy, Royal Highlanders wounded. Twenty n m cnmmissioned officers and mu Stafford, and 18 Black Watch. Prisoners report that the enemy was led by Moussa Wa j Abuhegel All Wad Aussein, cousin of Lekaiiks, Hamid Wad Lekalik, brother of Lekalik. All these are reported killed. The enemy said to havo con- sisted of the Monassir, with some Robatab and a force of Dervishes from Berber. j oseph Waugh, captain of the schooner Margaret, lying in Belfast Docks, was proceeding across a plank to his vessel, when he slipped and fell into the water. A harbour policeman and several of the crew en] deavoured to rescue him, but were unable to do so and he was drowned,
Tho now company of the West Mostyn Col- iiery seems in a fair way to start. ¡
ST. ASAPH DEBATING SOCIETY. The Venerable Archdeacon Ffoulkes read a paper before this society on Wednesday evening, with the heading of Rome and its Environs." The Presi- dent, Dr. Easterby, in introducing the reader of the paper said that it was almost a matter of superero- gation, for all present knew tho Archdeacon, and he thought the Archdeacon knew how warmly he would be welcomed. He had taken a great interest in the society, and before had read a most interest- icg paper he would, therefore, say no more, but would call upon the Ven. Archdeacon to read his paper. The Ven. Archdeacon said that it was a difficult matter to treat his subject fully, and yet to conform to the rules of the society, which prohibited all allu- sions to religion and to politics. He would, however, do his best. He stated that the City of Rome was at one time the centre of civilization, and the met- ropolis of the world, just as London is at the present time. It was also the seat of that form of Christianity which was best suited to those times, and to the conditions under which human life then was passed. It was a most interesting city to any one, and especially was it so to a clergyman. For in it were to bo found many wonderful relics of the life of our Lord, and of his apostles. In no city had lie ever noticed such an abundant water-supply. There was water everywhere, fountains played in the streets, and outside Rome were groat swimming baths, which had formerly been aquaducts, where the people could bathe. The Golden Tiber was a comparatively small river, and he supposed it had been called "Golden," because of tho mud, which was always visible on its bar.ks It was thought the golden candlestick of Jerusalem had been thrown into the Tiber, and it was proposed to thoroughly dredge the river in order to recover the lost treasure, His friend, Mr Ilcnrans, who is the famed poetess's brother, very kindly ciceronod hi n over Rome, and showed him all the lions." Mr Heinans took him to the Capitol to see the seven hills of the city accustomed as ho was to tho Welsh hills, lie looked round and saw no hills at all. Doubtless at one time they had bceoll of a fair size, but now earth had been heaped on them, and so they had consideribly decreased. The church of St. Peter's was a line sight. It was so largo and so often required repairing that a whole army of work people lived • n the roof. He had been greatly shocked by the 1 rgc amount of superstition among the people of Ro*r.e. To quote an instance, in one church there was a bambino, which was supposed to exercise the power of healing all sufferers. If any rich person were ill, the bambino was sent for to bless him, and a carriage was kept entirely for its use, and in times of war or disquiet the Pope's own carriage was devoted to its use. Once every year the b'lmbuio was exhibited publicly, and crowds of people thronged the church to be healed by it. The Archdeacon had a great desire to see this wonder- ful being, and so asked tho Father in charge of the church to show it to him. He was led to tho altar, bolend which was a panel, which, was pushed back, and revealed a long box. This was carefully reached out, and the lid taken off, and the hnudrno was disclosed to view. It was nothing more or less than a doll, covered with precious stones, glittering and shining as the rays of iignt fell upon it. The gems had been bequeathed to it by pious people who believed in its power of perform- ing miracles! The churches of Rome were all built like bn-M cat, which were the old council houses. In the priocip il forum, or market place, is the golden mile stone, from which, in the time of the Homan Emperors all distances in the Roman Empire were calculated. There is also what is believed to be a footprint of our blessed Lord's. It is still to be seen on a pathway leading out of the city, it is a p;cce of white marble, with the imprint of a human foot on it. The story goes that St Paul, hearing that lie was to be imprisoned turned again fainthearted, and fled from Rome, and that as lie fled Christ appeared to him, and urged him to return, and that St. Paul did as the Lord bade him, returned to inevitable death, but that Christ left the imprint of his foot on the marble pavement. This WAS another anecdote related of St. Paul. On a piece of rising ground was a white marble pilkr, on which St. Paul had been executed, and a little way from it were three springs; the first hot, the second cooler, and the third cold. These springs are supposed to have come when St. Paul's head fell. The hot spring was where it first fell, then it bounced to the other, and on to the third. There was one particularly interesting church, which was really three churches, for the first was where the Apostles had hell their meetings, at the first coming of Christianity. As time pissed on the earth so accumulated, that the first church became as it were submerged, and on its roof was built a second church, which, by the same process, in its turn, became an underground one, and now a third church had been built over the two others. There were many treasures in Rome which had been brought f coll-i Jerusalem by the victorious JT.>in ins and the treasures which the V atican .vjnta:ucd were priceless. The numbers of Cardinals, Arch bishops, Monks, Nuns, who were to be met in the streets, naturally astonished English peop'e. They looked very gay in their purple, red and green robes. There was one society lie thought could well be emulated amonsrst ourselves. It was called the "Misericorde" and both rich and poor joined in it, and in order to be, without distinction of class or caste, they all adopted a very hideous dress. Those who joined engaged to answer any appeal for help, in cases of sudden sickness or sudden death. They were to be always ready to l-ender what aid they could in the way of nursing, of sym pathizing, and of doing good. Although they all wore the long dress which completely covered them and only left visible their eyes and mouth, there was one way of discovering whether they were gentle or simple, male or female, and that was by their feet, for they left their boots visible, and so their Incognito could be discovered. Rome had boon a favourite place of Horace's, and he did not doubt but that many of the Grammar School boys present would recognise the lines relating to the shady trees, "hich the Archdeacon quoted. He could not conclude without making mention of the catacombs, which were the tombs or burying places of the ancient Romans. Those of San Sebastien were the most famous, and many of the inscriptions were most interesting. The christians wero buried therein, and on many of the inscriptions occurred the form of a fish, which in Greek, contained the initials of our Lord's name. The great circus at Rome was about 600 yards long and 200 yards broad, and round it were rows of seats for specta- tors. There was room in it for 250,000 people, and in it were held the games the Roman people delighted in. There were lion fights held in it, and Pompeius is said to have provided 500 lions for five days of games to be held in the arena aud ) Augustus records, on the tablet which contains the records of his reign, that he had had nearly 4000 elephants killed in the circus. Sometimes it was caused to be flooded and sham naval fights were held in it, but oftenest of all the races took place there. Mr J. Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the Archdeacon, being seconded by Rev. B. Hughes, Dr. Easterby put it to the meeting and it was carried unamimously.
FOOTBALL NOTES. Last Saturday a team from the Rhyl club jour- neyed to Wrexham to play a frieudly match with the Olympic and notwithstanding the latter had their best team playing,] the visitors were only de- feated by two goals to one disputed. The Rhylites had the best of the game throughout, but were un- lucky iu front of goal. Lewis Morgan kicked the goal for Rhyl, but it was disputed on a claim for hands off another player. The following played for Rhyl: Goal, C. Wright; full backs, Rev T. Hughes, Watkin Browne; half backs, Twiston Morgan (captain), J. Vaughan, and Edvvaid H. Williams right wing, Lewis Morgan, T. Vaughan left wing, J. Lowe, T. Jones centre, Walter H. Roberts. On the same day on the Rhyl ground, the Rhyl 2nd team played a friendly match with the Garden's club, which ended in a draw, neither team scoring. The play was pretty even. The pass ing of the Gardens team was very gocd, and they possess a couple of promising half backs in Parry and Vaughan. Clarke (captain), and Ellis playod best for Rhyl. The Northern Welsh Association put the protest of the Llanrwst club against the Rhyl t) the vote at their meeting last Monday, and the majority voted in favour of the protest. The :.i has to be played again at Rhyl on or h h inst. It was simply ridiculous j U i" i. protest to the vote, as, being on a point of play, and not of rules or of laws of the game, the referee's decision accor- ding to the cup competition rules is final, and the association had no right to interfere in the matter. It will be difficult to obtain referees if this ruling is to become a precedent and it will be hard to say when a club cau be said to have won a match, as the losing club have only to protest and get a packed meeting in their favour, and the match has to Lo played again. I fear our Northern Associa !■ ii will become the laughing stock for other :»so- cial ions and not without oauso. Ix Toucir.
< A ftrr the accident at the Dorothea quari i. C arvonshire, in which seven men still by some thousand tons of rock, efforts WCLO mad3 to stop the sudden flow of water into the quarries, and to get at the bodies of the buried miners. These efforts have proved futile, and the water increases so rapidly that the men engage; at the quarry, five hundred in number, have all been discharged.
WELSH BREVITIES. A fire occurred early on Friday on the premises of the City of Dublin Steamship Company at Holyhead. The rumour that Mr. Brinley Richards is to be knighted is now said to be premature. The Local Government Board have refused to allow a relieving officer of the Ruthin Union to act as attendance officer for the Lianfair School Board. The Flint Town Council have rescinded by five votes to three, a resolution in favour of the purchase of the Flint Gas and Water Works. The annual meeting of the members of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art was held at Llandudno under the presidency of Mr. E. A. Norbury. Mr. IT. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S., has been elected Pro-idea t. The Guardians of the Buigor and Beaumaris Union have resolve by sixteen vot's to ten to offer remuneration to ministers of the different denomin- ations who conduct religious services at tho Work- house. The Lords (f the Admiialty have, on account of the crowded state of the Mersey, aoccded to the prayers of a memorial from North Wales to make Holyhead a naval station instead of Liverpool. Mr. Ralph Williams, of Trcffos, Carnarvon, who has proceedod with Sir oharles Warren's expedit- ion in South Africa, has been gaz tted Captain of Irregular Cavahy, and is in charge of No. 2 In- telligence Department. At the la,t fortnightly pay the men employed at the Graiglwyd Quarries, Carnarvonshire, owned by Messrs d Mr. C. H. Darin ishire, the managing jiartner, with all illuminated address, to show their appreciation ol the great kiudness he had shewn to them. and the constant into: est he took in their welfare. William Walker, 22, mihor, had his only arm amputated iu Chester Infirmary on Wednesday. Ho was at work when his arm was drawn between the cogs, and crushed to fragments. Walker lost his other arm iu precisely the same way three years ago. He was, however, able to follow his work until this final disaster overtoi k him In an official communication from the Boundary Commissioners read at the last meeting of the Llandudno Local Authority, they intimate that "Arvon" and Eivion," are the names which will be given under the Redistribution Bill, to the electorial divisions of Carnarvonshire. Beddgelert' and I were the names originally proposed by the Commissioners, but they were strongly objected to at the local inquiry and tho names were suggested which had now been ad- opted. A remarkabJa anomaly had the attention of the Nantwich Guardians on Saturday. The Ben Heath estate, near Nantwioh, was stated to be by private Act of Parliament entirely untaxed. One reason given for the exemption was that the whole of the income derived upon the estate was distributed among all householders in the town, each receiving a sovereign annually. The Guardians considered the exemption was a glaring injustice to the rate- payers of the Union generally, and decided to urge the Government to remove it. A large number of claims, amountiDgj it is said, to about £ 50.000, have been made on the executors under the will of the late Mr. Hudson, of Chester, by various benevolent societies. As the will con- tained no instruction for payment, application was made for direction to Mr. Justice Pearson, who ordered aflidavitsjof claims to be filed. A settle- ment cannot, however, be made for borne months, further time being allowed for evidence and counter evidence. Direction has, however, been given for a classification of claims, in the hope that by a common arrangement a test case for [each class may be fixed upon by the decision, in which those placed in the same class are to abide. On Friday the Railway Commissioners gave judgement oa the application of the London and North Western Railway Company, under the Cent- a1 Wales Company's Act of 1885, calling upon the Court to apportion as between them and the Great Western and Central Wales and Carmar- then Companies, the rates charged for the convey- ance of goods passing en route over the Central Wales lines.—Sir F. Peel, in delivering- the judge- ment of the Court, said the Central Wales Rail- way connected tho Lonclou and North Western Rsilway east of Llandilo, with Great Western Railway west of Carmarthen, and formed a route for traffic arising at places west of Carmarthen, and deitined for places north or north-west of the Craven Arms Station of Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, shorter by fifty miles or more than the Great Western route by Hereford aud Neath. Ho decided that apportionment should be made on the basis of the mileage actually carried, and not as proposed Iby tho Great Western on the mileage that would have been in accordance with the terms of an agreement dated 18G3. He directed that every two miles run over Great Western Railway should count as three miles, and made the further limitation that the t >:al sun paid to the Great Western for mileage and terminals, exclusive of anything which might le added as against the public for extra charges, should not exceed that maximum local rate for the actual distance carried. The North-Western having unnecessarily made the Ceniral Wales Company respondents, must pay the costs of that Company. CHILD BUPNT TO DEATH.—On Monday, at the Wrexham Infirmary, Mr Bevis H. Thewall, Denbighshire coroner, held an inquiry into the cause of tin death of Henry Beale, aged seven, the son of a compositor. The mother left the clece,,isecl in be(I-lic having. been suffering from bronchitis—with a younger sister while she went out f r a short time on an erraud. During her abf-e ce the deceased went to the fire in the bedr om, and, his clothing becJmiug ignited, he was to dreadfully burned that convulsions set in, and he died from lockjaw. A verdict in accor- dance with the facts was returned. A TKUSTEE IN CONTEMPT.—On Wednesday, at the Wrexham Bankruptcy Court, Mr J. Hopley Pierce applied to the judge to enforce the order made at the last court committing John Hillary, of Ipswich, to gaol for contempt, he having failed to deliver up the books, papers, and moneys in his possession as trustee in the estate of James Smith, grocer, &c., Cefn Mr Pier, e stated that there was still over ,£100 in Hillary's possession not satisfactorily accounted for. His Honour said Hillary did not choose to come thero to offer any account of the matter, and there was no doubt that he was guilty of contempt. In one sense, pro- bably, the moneys were not in his possession, because he might have spent them; but they ought to be in his possession as trustee, unless he produced vouchers or accounts for them, which he did not do. He would therefore be committed for comtompt. A DENIIIGLI PROBATE SUIT.-In the Probate and Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice on Saturday, Mr Justice Butt had before him the suit of Jones v. Jones, which hid reference to the testamentary dispositions of the late John Vaughan Jones, of The Chase, Denbigh, recently deceased. The plaintiff, Elenor Elizabeth Jones, his daughter, as legatee for life, propounded the last will of the deceased dated 29th November, 1883, by which he bequeathed his property for his life, with an annuity of £ 50, to his widow and another annuity of the same amount to the plaintiff, £ 600 to his son Richard Mansell Jones, chargeable upon his realty, if the personality proved insufficient, and the realty to William Vaughan Jones charged with the two annuities of zC50, it being provided also that in the event of the death of the widow her annuity should be continued to the daughtei- for life. The will was a duplicate copy of the one executed by the deceased on the Srd of February, 1871, but he made an intermediate one, which only differed from the earlier one by not continuing the wife annuity upon her death to the daughter, and making the bequest of X,500 instead of C600 to Mr Mansell Jones, The defendants, the two sons, pleaded that the last will had not been duly executed, that the testator at the time of its execution was not of sound mind, and that the will propounded had been procured by undue influence Evidence having been given in support of the will, with a view to showing that the act of revoking the intermediate wiil and surviving the earlier one was one of free volition by the deceased, testimony was given by the defendants to the effect tliatjthe testator was exceedingly feeble in mind, and in such a helpless physical condition when the will in dispute was executed as to leavo it, beyond question that he was incapable of sound testamentary capacity, and that unduo influence must therefore have been exercised. Mr Searlo and Mr Malcolm Doug-las represented the plain tiff j and Mr Murphy, Q.C., and Mr Bay ford tho defendants.—In the result Mr Justice Butt f )un(I that the deceased was of sound mind and sufficient capacity but with the regard to the question of undue influence against the plaintiff and her mother, although some doubt existed in his mind on that point, yet it was not such as warranted his refusing probate of the document propounded. His lordships then pronounced for the will, with costs against the defendants. HOLYWKLTJ LOCAL BOAllD.-Tho monthly meet- ing of the Board was held on Monday, Mr H. A. Cupe presiding. The minutes of the previous meetings which included the whole deliberations of the Board npon the water question, were con- firmed. The Cierk stated that no reply had been received from the promoters of the Holywell Waterworks Company with reference to the con- ditional consent given by the board. A communis cation was received from the Local Government Board extending the time restricting the impor- tation of rags from cholera-infected districts until 1st March next. The surveyor's accounts for the past months were passed.
hTA. STEER, Wholesale and Family TVIXE oc SPIRiT MERCHANT, ALE a; PORTER DEALER & BOTTLER, 11IINERAL WATER DEPOT. 72, HIH STREET, RHYL. Jj/JEBSRS. OWEN & H ON UNDERTAKE SALES BY AUCTION and by PRIVATE TREATY of Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Properties, Residences, Farms, Building Land, Ground and Improved Rents, Equities of Re- demption, Reversions, Life Interests, Policies of Assurance, &c. Also, SALES BY AUCTION of Household Furni- ture and Effects, Horses, Carriages, Live and Dead Farming Stock, Ships, Machinery, Timber Fixtures, Fittings, and Building Materials. And VALUATIONS of any of the above enumera- ted descriptions of Properties and Effects for the purpose of Probate, Mortgage, Compensation, Ion' Enfranchisement, Division or Exchange. The LETTING of Furnished or Unfurnished Resi- dences, Farms, Shooting and Hunting Quarters and Building Land. INVENTORIES of Furniture, Fixtures and Effects made and Checked. RENTS Collected and Estates Managed. MORTGAGES procured on Freehold, Leasohold and Copyhold Properties. SURVEYS made and PLANS prepared. Terms may be had on application to the AUCTION AND ESTATE IAGENCYY OFFICES, BRIDGE STREET, CARNARVON MAKTOM—MB. WK. HUGH OWEN. THE S.P.Q.R. STORES ARE NOW OPEN. I R S T 'C L A S s QOODS Sold at Wholesale Prices. T WT ~L> 0 0 s E • VV • JlV> PBOFRIETOE, 7,;QUEEN STREET, RHYL. ^iZILilST c HURCH, PCH Y L. (PASTon REV. D. BURFORD HOOKE). During the Erection of the above Church, in Water Street, there will be SERVICES AT THE TOWN HALL. TO-MORROW, (SUNDAY) REV. BURFORD HOOKE !(Pastor.) Will Preach Morning and Evening, • SerTicos- 3Iorning at 11 Eveningat 6.30 Collection at each Service. Week-even Service on FRIDAY, at 7 o'clock in Queen-street (Welsh) Congregational Chapel ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL BEIGHTON ROAD, RIIYL. REV. WILLIAM BLMSLIE, M.A. Liverpool. WILL PREACH TO-MORROW. Ber-vices, Morning at 10-30. Evening 6-30 Collections after each service. E.N,C,LISII WESLEYAN CffAPEli, BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. TO MORROW REV. E. LLOYD JONES WILL PERACH. Services Sunday, 10.30 a.m. and G-30 p.m Wednesday, 7-30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7-30 p.m. Organist—G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernlelgh. RHYL POOR RELIEF FUND. THE TREASURERS thankfully acknow- ledges receipt of the following Subscriptions in aid of the above fund — £ 8. D. Amount already acknowledged 34 0 0 Miss Edwards, Bodfor street 1 0 0 Rev. C. Whitaker t 1 0 I) £ 36 0 0 MR. E. SMALLEY, HON. TREASURES. J. PIERCE LEWIS, ACCOUNTANT, HorSE, ESTATE, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENT, AURON VILLAS, RHYL. ■ERVOUS DEBILITY. DEAFNESS, NOISES IN THE EARS, AFFECTIONS OF THE EYES, and other bodily ailments Sufferers should send for REV. E. J. SILVER- TON'S WORK on these complaints (275th Thou- sand), containing valuable information. Post free or Six Penny Stamps. None should despair. Note the address, REV. E. J. SILVERTON, 16 to 19, IMPERIAL BUILDINGS, LUDGATECIRCUS,^LONDON", E;.C. 21, HIGH STREET (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), RHYL. WILLIAM- JONEb Hi. ing taken the above premises (lately carried on by Mrs THOMAS HUGHES in the Drapery business) be:, s to intimate to the inhabitants and visitors of Rhvl and neighbourhood that the establish ia>ut wil henceforth be conducted in the GROCERY JJUSINKSS Groceries and Provisions of the finest qualitie wil be sold the lowest possible prices. Note the A H, nG li a fKEET (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE) 2-279 RHYL. OCK TREET PAf' STOCKS OR SHARES BOUGHT OB So AT MARKET PRICES. SPECULATIVE ACCOUNTS OPENED FROM 41 PER CENT. COVER. OPTIONS GRANTED AT MARKET PRICES, CLIENTS GIVING REFERENCES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY COVEB IN ADVANCE. .PROSPECTUS AND INVESTMENT GIB. CULAR FORWARDED BY V_womft._PROPRIETORS.- H R A'N E 6 AND SHARE NROKEft RI/^RKR\RV T0 LEND ON GOOD SECU-' dbuUUU RITY, la Sums from £ 100 upwards.-W. W. PARRY, Solicitor, Brighton Road, Rhyl, and Burslem, Staffordshire. OOD GARDEN SOIL on Sale. Also good VJf" size Garden to be LET, close to town.—Ap- ply to R. OWEX, 9, South terrace, Newtown. 4m7 TO LET—House and Shop, situated in a good thoroughfare. Possession may be had 1st March or 1st May.—For further particulars ap- ply to X," Advrtisct Office, Rhyl. HOUSES TO LET. — Numbers 2, 6, and 7 South Terrace, Newtown.—Rent -1/ weekly clear of rates and water.—Key at No. 1. TO LET at South End Villas, Kimnel and Elwy Street, TWO HOUSES at £ 19 10s rent, each. Apply to Mr jAatES DAVIES, Estate Agent, Rhyl. HOUSES TO LET IN PRESTATYN.—Con- veniently situated, within easy distance of lailway station and beach.—For particulars apply to Mr E. HUXT, Laburnum House, Prestatyn. [ollml ATTLE FENCING —ToR ~SALE, 100 Iron Cattle Hurdles, 6ft. long, with 5 bars and screws for fixing quite new. Price, 3s. Sel. each, carriage paid Sketch sent.—STANBY & Co., 6, Livery street, Birmingham. [13aII ARMY SERVICE. rrOUNG MEN wishing to JOIN ITER MA- JL JESTY'S ARMY will, on application at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, be supplied, without charge, with a Pamphlet containing de- tailed information as to the Condition of Service and advantages of the Army, as to Pay, Deferred Pay and Pensions. Great prospects of Promotion are offered to eli- gible Young Men. Applications can be made, either personally or by letter, to the Officer commanding the Regimen- tal District at Wrexham, or to the nearest Volun- teer Serjeant Instructor or other Recruiter. j Recruits, if eligible, can be enlisted for any arm of the Service tliey-may select. [-V2—2 3RTNTIRION, RHYL, NORTH WALES, TO BE SOLD OR LET FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. THE House stands in about 3 acres of grounds. There is a large tennis lawn and extensive fruit garden containing vineries, peach house, forcing pits, melon house, &c. The house contains 10 Bedrooms, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Morn- ing room, Lady's Boudoir, Billiard Room, and Smoke Room two large Bath Rooms Butler's Pantry, Servants' Hall, lioiise -keeper's Room. Kit- chen, Scullery, Larder, Cellarage, &c. Stabling for five horses, Harness Room, Coach House, Groom's Room, and Dwelling for Coachman. For terms, dee., apply to Messrs BAILEY AXD NEEP, 77, Lord Street, Liverpool, or to A. KELSO, Esa., Bryntirion, Rhyl. Sale by Auction. PRELIMINARY NOTICE 32,.WATER STREET, RHYL. MESSRS CLOL'GH & CO. are instructed to SELL the HOUSEBOLD FURNITURE and Effects on TUESDAY, the 3rd of March, 188,). For further particulars see posters and future advertisement. 2nd Vol. Batt. m. Royal Wehli Fusiliers. ° Conii1u'y' DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. AN ENTEKTAINMEJST, la aid of the Funds of the Band of the above Com- pany will be held in the TOWN HALL, RHYL, ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY THE 1 OTII, 18S:), When a Selection of Vocal and Instrumental Music will be given by the BAND and Members of the Company, and several Amateurs, who have kindly volunteered their assistance. The Chair will be taken by LIE UT.- COL. COOKE, Who will also 1;-It-ibtite the Prizes. Doors open at 7.30 to commence at 8 o'clock. Admission Fir^t Seats, 2s. Second Seats or Gal- lery, Is. Back Seats, Gd. Volunteers in Uniform, Free. Tickets may be obtained of Mr F. Wrigley, 1-1, Water Street; from any of the Noll- Officers of the Company or from Messrs Harde- man, Treheara, and H. Sandoe, Stationers, Rhvl. THE RHYL ADVERTISER May be had from the Proprietors, AMOS BROTHER By Pat. Delivered in Tou-n. S. D. S. D. 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