HE MARRIAGE OF MR C. F MOBGAN-BICHABDsq^ ot Cardigan fson of daughter of Sir licar of Rhyl) (t Ef tbe..fhite Waltham, Berk- of -Rhyl), to E,ebhriat Church, Folkestone, 5 JjV was Vicar. At Folkestone, fij "6Rev. rvacy was observed, an I at the re- •e Btriot-miea a simple announcement was only da»- There was no breakfast and th6 wedding -rty walked to Christ Chur„h. But the neigh- bourhood around the bridegroom's home was en fete. i local paper devoted four colnmns and a half to report the affair, from which we extract the fol- lowing:— As an agriculturist Mr Morgan-Richardson's purse-strings are always ready to be unloosed for the advantage of the farmer or any institution con- nected with farming pursuits, and with all these • £ ood deeds on his side it will be a matter of little lty to imagine the enthusiasm which was -dd amongst all classes when it became known •t Mr Morgans-Richardson was engaged to Miss ^•velyn Brownrlgg, the second daughter of Sir renry Brownriyg, Baronet, of White Waltham, -rks, and that. the marriage would take place upon an early date. Again, the family of the bridegroom is not a strange one to the district, being one of the oldest in Pembrokeshire, and he is a jrandson of the late Rev. W. Richardson, vicar of St. Dogwells and Little Newcastle, and son cf the Rev. T. Richardsou, M.A., formerly vicar of Moylgrove and Bay fil, and now vicar of Rhyl, th ( presentation of the living of Saint Dogwells Little Newcastle being still retained in the family alternately with the Dean and Chapter of St. David's: while on the mother's side again he can boast of a parentage universally respected and beloved throughout the county of Pembroke, Mra Richardson being before her mar- riage Miss Jane Evans, of Glastyr, and daughter of M and Mrs Evans, of ITrefgarn Hall and Ciliauwen. The marriage took plac,e at Folkstone, in Kent, but owing to the extreme illhealth of the bride's father. The ceremony was a very quiet one,and we are con- -quen unable to give m any of those interesting itails as to dress and effexit ao looked for by our ur readers. The marriage was originally fixed for lesday last, but owing to .some trifling unforeseen rcumstances, it had to be postponed until the •oilowing day. This, however, cannot be said to •e a bad exchange, for while Tuesday is prover- bially the best day to marry to secure health, cer- tainly a most essential blessing, still Wednesday is Emitted to be the best day of all. The presents 10th to the bride and biddegroom were more than iar*lly numeroua and v. tluable, including a costly -rIet from Mr MOIgan-RiohardsoD's tenants. sooner had the news: of the marriage become nown at Cardigan than a committee was immed- ately called, canvassers appointed, and in an in- credibly short spaoe of tinae, so generous was the "LI)Onse to the appeal, that a munificent sum was scribed by the townspeople, and every effort was e by them to hack up the committee and render ;heir programme successful, the result being the nagninoent festivities and deuorations of the town a a £ locality on Wednesday last,. The most interest- ing event, however, of the day was the sitting down to tea in the Market Place of f600 children, but turn which way we would nothing but bunting, wreaths, good wishes, and evergreen s met the gaze; the very air-seemed to breathe forth rejoiclug, while the fine peal of balls of St. M ary's Church clanged forth their joyous tintinabu .lations, cannons, (one oa the Sea Mower quay., and two others on the Netpool) sent forth from dawn till dusk their deafening reports, and. the 7 Jwldan Foundry hooter contributed to the -taw,ult of noises" by its whistle loud and long.. •Wednesday mornin 4g opened very gloomy, the American predicted storm (breaking in all its fury tjle previous evening. Hail and snow fell at inter- vals up to eight o'cl( olt, but directly the Corpora- til,zt cannon opened fi re the mists dispelled as if by magic, and the sun ( thone out in full spring glory up to about 11 o'cloc k, when snow fell heavily for a short time, but in t he meanwhile the happy knot had been tied, and it is to be hoped that the old aaage of "Happy is the bride that the sun shines on" will be fully verified. Visitors to the town approaching in evory direction mt;st have been struck with the rejoicings on every skie, and the long vistas of flags and good wishes had all a most d'tzzling effect,, which combined with the booming ot the cannon,, the merry pealing of the' Church bells, and the, well-dressed crowds who tl uronged the streets, betokened a holid ay not to be met with every day. At I o'clock all 'places of business were a'- -ed and the remainder of the day was devoted to pie, Mure, the Rifle Corps bram band and the Cardi- gan fife and drum band awal rening echoes through the streets of the, ancient IJOWII, and leading trhe way to the Recreation Ground for the athletic sports. The festivities wer e carried on over a very wide, area In the evening bonfires were burnt all along the country side, and Cardigan was all ablaze of fire works and illnmina -tions. A banqaet was pre P" <ed at the Blaok Lion Hotel, and a good company eat- down, presided ovt w by I.Ir W. \V. Mitchell, town clerk, the vicar of the town occupying the vice chair. Mr F. Rieliardso a lesponded to the toast of the evening Th.-a hea 1th of the bride and bridegroom." ¡ #1
ST, ASAPI I. ï CATHEDRAL SBBVICBS.—Sunc lay before Easter, March 29th. Morning at 11, Chants; Anthem, not Thou far from me" (1 lird). Evening at 3.1, the Litany Anthem IM ly God, my God" (Reynolds). Evening at 6. 15, Chanter, Hymns. In residence, Canon Hugh o rones Suocentor, the IW. Wm. Morton, M.A. Organist, Robert A. Atkins, Esq. Choral Servic e on Thursday at 1130. a.m. and on Saturday at 5 p .m.
FOOTBALL ffOTES. S'jSMI-FINAL TIE—BEAU1 CARIS V, BANGOR ATHLETIi 3, A third attempt to play off this tie in the North- em Welsh Challenge Cup Com petition was made at Rh" last Saturday, the Rev. I IC. Tudotr Owe qt kind- ly londing his ground for the occasion. Thl ve was a good attendance of specta tors. :Bangor lucked off ad immediately assumed the offe nsive, bu t the Beaumaris backs oleared f pr a time, ti he Bansjor/ans returned to the charge an. i sent in a hot shot from the oentre, which the opp( tsing goal-I ceeper clevoi-ly .t. Beaumaris then pressed in turn, keeping their opponents hard at i)rork defend ing their goal Ie" some time, Owen on the right-w ing putting tn eon. good work, but the final shot& were very wide and O'Connor missed one. or two goo d chances. A oorner to Bangor follow red an d the) y delivered a sharp attack, and ough t to 'have mored, but ths f'>- ard play was very weak Bean maris again pressed Bangor, and hptd th eir opponents at their mofjy more than one s, br tt the for wards were miserably weak, and all at 8ea at the critical moment. Bangor at last cJ eared their ground and i,Lveded their opponen ts, and kept them hard at wori, several corners bei; 19 given, but the backs did some good work for tfc a besieged and kepi the invaders at bay for soew ;'time, but, just before b.Itif -time, the attack pre. A successful, and Bangor scored. On resuming, B jaumaris, after about ten minutes play« allowed f angor to do just as they lwed with them, and ull imately suffered defeat by five loals to nil. The I )lay on both sides was of a vtry p^r order, and the match a most uninteresting one. 7 ilhyl play of c the final tie with Bangor Atn tic, at V aynol Park, Portdinorwic. The fo) 'owing have b een s» jlected to represent Rhyl — Toal, C. Wrightba cks, R. C. Thompson and A. J. Cripps half-b >ackf T wis ton Morgan (captain), J 0. Vaughan, ai id! I. W. Thompson right-wing, T. Vaughan and Lfe wia Morgan; left-wing, R. igtleii and J. Lc we ce ntre, W. H. Roberts. 0, form displayed by the Athletics last Saturday, If certainly ou jiit to win easily, but I believe Athletic teai a will b\ q materially improved, especially in their back dt'vi.i ion, and their frieuds 'hat Rhyl will have their work cut out for then fthylites most certainly in tend striving might vl main for the co, reted trophYr andwill irot fall into over con fidencg "as they did in the semi- 'ear. Th e team and their frfends will e 1.16 p.1 a. traia IN TOUCH.
DLTJNTEEB BATX ALION ROYAL WELSH "C" (P";n YJD) c JMPANY.—There will be oarade t.o morrov —Sunday the Z9b inst fall iD. at the aim toury at 9.40 a.m. in full •AN(L ''JO be in at ndance. 'rAy a PILLS.— IE valids distracted by indig Id disc ouraged in their search for its Jould I aake ti ial of this never-failing A lai ly, lor ,g a martyr to dyspeptic writes th at Hoi lovray's Pills made her feel Jrden had been < taken off her. Her spirits, low, have groa tly improved her capric- -tite has j jivon place to healthy hunger; sick heada cho h ts departed, and gradually xlous a cha nge lias been effected, that she aether a new creat ure, and again fit for her ies. These Pi Us mi ty be admiuistered with f7 fo the most d, alicate. They never act harshly, they ever ii iduct., weakness; they rightly et deranged, anc I cuuve. ^cesse action. otice.—If you M rant go* Genuine and Whole- 16 Tea go to Rob, 3rt PriCl 1, 39, High street,Rbyl, m you can get t lame 2/. per lb.-Best value in In.—Advt.
A WEEK'S WORK FOR NOTHING. Thepuddlers. and millmen employed by Messrs William Cooke and Co. (Limited), Sheffield, on Mun- d y sent a deputation to the manager to intimate to him a derision which is without parallel in the iron trade. 'J li-- (li,l)iitatir)n,;tated that they were ivelli ii,are of he difficulties under which thy compallY had laboured in consequence of the stagnation in the iron trade, and as their wages could not be re- ducd, owing to their being governed by the S .uth Staffordshire Board of Conciliation, they had decided -it a meeting, that it was their duty to help their employers to tide over the period of adversity. They had therefore agreed to work a week for nothing, and expressed the hope that their offer would not be i ejected.
LOVERS RESOLVED TO DIE. The other evening two shots were heard in the AlMe de Meillan, Paris, ani the ball of a revolver at the same time broke a mirror m a confectioner's shop. Several persons rushed into the shop, where they found a young man and a young woman, severely wounded, and the ground covered with blood. The sufferers were at once removed to the hospital. The young man said that his name was Henry Frye, and that he had recently resided at Ashford, in England that thd name of his companion was Sarah Little; and that they had left England together, because their respective families refused to consent to their marriage. They bad arrived in Paris without the means of subsistence, and resolved to commit suicide. The girl had not the necessary courage, and he had therefore fired at her, and afterwards at- tempted to take his own life.
BRITISH LOSSES IN RECENT BATTLES. Of the 24 or 25 battlea fought by British troops during the past 11 years, including all those in the Ashantee, Afghan, Zululand, and Egyptian cam- paigns, the number of casualties has exceeded in only three instances the total of 56 killed and 170 wounded inflicted on us during the detperate encounter of Sunday. Of these three, two were disasters of a character happily rare in the annals of the British army—namely, Isandula and Maiwand. In the former case our total force of 23 officers. 500 men, and 1,000 natives were annihilated and on tho occasion of the disastrous defeat and retreat of General Burroughs's command, our loss amounted to 21 officers, 300 English, and 700 natives killed, and 15 officers and 90 men missing. The third case in which our loss was heavier than at Baker's zareba was at Tel-el-Kebir, where 9 officers and 45 men were killed,and 22 officers and 320 men wounded; and even here the number of killed was less than that in Sunday's battle. In this respect, however, both the two last-named are exceeded by Maiuba Hill, wjiere 85 were killed Laing's Nek, 81: Tamai, 91; and Abu Klea, 74 killed.
SINGULAR ABDUCTION CASE. At the Worship-street police-court on Monday Robert John Mallett was charged with having incited Sarah Bradley to atealjMIOs., the property of her father. The prisoner had been a journey- man bootmaker, and had been in the service of Mr. Bradley. While thus employed he had become acquainted with, the daughter. He had succeeded in seducing her; and, although he was a married man with three children, he persuaded her to elope with him. Before they left, he incited her to take three small sums of money which amounted altogether to JE3 10s. She informed him that she had none herself, but would take some from her father's till, and he said that he must have it somehow or other. After having lived with the young woman in a house at Horselydown for about a fortnight, he abandoned her and returned to his wife. It was only within the last day or two that Sarah Bradley had been discovered by her parents. The young woman gave evidence in support of the above facts, and declared that the pris onir knew that the money was stolen, but this he denied. The magistrate said there was a want of corroboration on this point, and he would con- sider whether the case could be submitted to a jury in its present form. The prisoner was re- manded.
THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS. A memorial signed by upwards of 50 Liberal mem- bers of Parliament has been presented to the Prime Minuter, urging him to introduce and carry through a bill for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases AotB beforn the present Parliament is brought to a close. Mr. Gladstone, in reply to the senders, says he "fully recognises the importance of this represen- tation but feels confident that they will not expect him to give any pledge on the subject before- hand, especially at a moment when the time of Parliament is forestalled under exceptional circum- stances. Hn anticipates, however, that some statement will m at probability be made before the end of the session indicating the views and intentions of the Government regarding this matter." A memorial to a similar effect has been presented to Mr. Gladstone by Mr. Caine, M.P., from the Political Committee for Repeal of the Acts and 130 other persons in the country. Mr. Gladstone, in the course of his reply, says that he is ahve to the importance of the re- presentation, and can promise to give it careful con- sideration. He presumes that his correspondent will make known his views to Lord Northbrook, who will speak in the Cabinet on behalf of the Admiralty with special authority when this subject COllle to be discussed.
PUZZLING A JUDGE. The case of McLachlan v. Agnew and others, has bee.: for three days before Mr. Justice Hawkins in the Qu. en's Bench Division. The plaintiff was an artist at Manchester, an i tho defendants were Messrs. A.-new and Sons, picture-dealers and publishers, a: d some members of the Corporation of Manches- ter. The plaintiff was the author of a picture known as "The Royal Family at Windsor," for the ex- hibition of which arrangements had been made, and also for its publication by means of photographic copies. The action was founded upon various alleged breaches of these arrangements and the pleadings were of a in )it complicated and voluminous character. At the close of the first day's proceedings, after Dr. Pankhurst for the plaintiff had commenced to open the case at great length, the judge suggested that the matter should be settled out of court. Mr. Justice Hawkins, upon taking his seat on the second day, inquired whether the parties had comt to any arrangement. Dr. Pankhurst: No. Mr. Justice Hawkins How much longer will your open- ing speech last? Dr. Pankhurst Three or four hours. Mr. Justice Hawkins Then I tell you the course that I am goinar to adopt at once. I think that, the pleadings in this case are in about as dis- graceful a condition as ever I saw pleadings in my life. It is impossible for anyone looking at them to make up his mind what the real issues to be tried are, and I find by Rule I, Order 33, where it appears that the issues of fact in dispute aro not defined, parties may be directed to prepare issues and should they differ, then the issues may be settled by the court or a judge. And I order accordingly that as the issues of fact are not suffi- ciently defined, the parties do prepare issues. It is periectiy t-candaloug to have a set of pleadings like these thrown at the head of the judge and the jury, leaving them to pick out the issues to be tried. The case is to be opened in about seven hours and having already listened for three hours, I am unable to understand a single issue to be tried. Dr. PaJikhurst said that the confusion had been entirely caused by the defendants. Some further discussion followed, and in the end the case was ordered to .st.and over, so that definite issues of fact might be laid before the jury. On M onday, the case came on for the third time. Dr. Pankhurst handed to his lordship some i-sues, which he submitted were the issues to be tried. Mr. justice Hawkins expressed his opinion that they were as embarrassing as the pleadings themselves, and that it would be impossible to try them. Counsel on the 0,1.her side said that he did not agree to the issues that had been prepared for the plaintiff. Dr. pankhurst said that the plaintiff had prepared certain issues, and the defendants other issues; but unfortunately they had not agreed between them. The rule said that in the event Oi the parties differing, the issues were to be settled by the court or a judge. Mr. Justice Hawkins That was a judge at chambers.. In his opinion, it was abso- lutely inevitable that at some etage of the proceedings the case would have to be referred. Dr. Pankhurst stated that his client said that to go to arbi- tration would be ruin to him. Mr. Justice Hawkins: Then he should have come with simpler issues. Mr. Matthews said that the defendants before coming into court had urged a reference, but without success. There was a deed of November, 1877 and if that stood there would be an end of the case. The plain tiff, however, contended that the deed should be re- formed because it did not express the mind of the parties. Mr. Justice Hawkins said that the learned counsel might go on but the moment the jury should think, with him, that they could not try the case, he should take it upon himself to refer it. Dr. Pankhurst thereupon continued his address to the jury, contending that the plaintiff was entitled to damages for the infringement of his copyright, for publishing copies of his picture without his leave, and for damage to his reputation in consequence of the defendants having published bad copies of the picture. After an argument of two hours, the case was stopped and referred to arbitration.
The Porte has sent notes to Greece and Bulgaria asking for the dissolution of the committees which exist for shewing sympathy with the insurgents in Macedonia. Greece has replied that the Constitution allows public meetings under certain conditions, and that unless these are violated the Government cannot interfere. Heavy purchases of canned meats for Tonquin and the Soudan have recently been made in the American market. One company has just received an -order for 400,0001b. of beef, which completes a total of 3,000,0001b. ordered from England. Twenty thousand cattle are necessary to supply the choice parts suitable for these canning lorders. The dealers say they have a supply sufficient to meet every demand witfiout raising the prices.
A hearty welome home was last week accorded Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.A., on his return to his natiye place from a tour round the world. Tea was given to about 300 persons at Ffyuongrew School- room, and in the evening an interesting meeting was held uudg; the presidency of Mr Lancaster.
Whilst freely giving expression to the opinions of our cor- respondents on all subjects of ublic interest, we with dis- tinctly to stau that we do not necessarily endorse any of them and aie therefore in no way responible for any statement made.
"THE ST. ASAPH LAY CLERKS' VOTES AND MR. E. DAVIES, BODYNLLIW." To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIE,—I am sorry my attention was not directed to the above sooner; but as the point-blank denial which Mr Roberts in his letter in yours of the 7th dnst. gives to my statement at the public meeting held at Corwen, either implies that I was in igno- rance as to the distribution of my tithe rent at the Registry, or that I deliberately made a false statement, I feel it my duty, although rather late, to state to your readers the authority upon which I based my statement. If my statement was wiong, that not a penny of my tithes goes to pay the choristers," I am happy to inform your readers that I was entirely misled by the highest authorities of the Registry themselves. I based my statement upon the:following most unjust document forced upon me to pay about j68 6s which was the arrears due by my predecessor that I had notling to do with. However it is not my present intention to discuss tie justice or the injustice of the imposition which is freely discussed in different parts of the country, but to state my authority for my assertion at the Liberal meeting at Corwen. Now for the Grand Secret. To Mr Edward Da vies, Bodi nlliw, and all others whom it may and doth concern. By virtue of the Statue of the 6th and 7th William IV. Cap. 71, entitled An Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales," and of the several subsequent Acts to amend the same, I hereby give notice that after ten days from the service hereof, I intend to distrain upon the lands and premises in your occupation, or on some part thereof in the parish of G-wyddelwern, in the county of Merioneth, for all arrears of Rent-charge to which the same are liable to the Vicars Choral of St Asaph Cathedral, &c., Dated this 19th day of February, 1874. ROBERT JAMES SISSON. Duly Authorized Agent for the said Vicars Choral. No. 67 Rent charge X4 8 6 This notice 0 2 6 Received February 23rd, 1878, R. J. SISSON." Perhaps Mr R. Roberts can give some explan- ation on, and harmonise the above document with his own statement.—Faithfully yours, Bodynlliw, Bettws, G G., R. DAVIB8. March 21st 1885. I
WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. To the Editor of the RHTI. ADVBBTISEB. StB,-I am sorry if I have hurt the feelings of "Townsman," whoever he may be. Had he ap- pended his own name to his letter perhaps I would not have taken it for granted that he was specially interested in the Newmarket endowment. For his and yourreaders' enlightenment I may state that the first school there was founded in 1713 by John Wynne, a Nonconformist, and a Congregationalist. The purpose of the original foundation is stated to be to teach a public Grammar School with Latin and Greek authors,Jand if that be obstacled by the law for want of conformity in matters of religion, then to teach all persons, young and old, writing, accounts, languages, especially French and Mathe- matics not more than 20 persons to be taught upon charity, of whom 12 to be pensioners (at 20s a year) and six nominated by clergy from neighbour- ing villages." It is clear from the provisions above mentioned that this was to have been an unsectarian school. By some" obstruction of law," it was discontinued from 1764 till 1858 when the present school was established by the Court of Chancery. If Towns- man" or any of your readers wishes further infor- mation on the subject he can peruse a complete copy of the scheme at my office. After erecting th sehool and master' house out of the accumulated fund there is an income of dE80 a year left towards maintenance. Among other things it is provided in the New Scheme, that two apprentices shall be paid annually the sum of £ 10 and X 5 5s. respective- :y. I am told that this money has for several years found its way into the pockets of Rhyl tradesmen through the favour of the Vicar of New- market. Perhal-s you, Sir, know something of this payment. If "Townsman" represents in any way the recipients of this money, no wonder that he should lose his temper over the suggested alienation. What I maintain is that even supposing the new Bill deals with this endowment by restoring it to its original purpose, I am Conservative enough to approve of it. Still I must repeat that in stirring up the country just now we are only urging upon the Government the early introduction of the Bill which has been twice promised in the Queen's Specch from the Throne. All that is known of that Bill by outsiders hitherto is only surmise, and I submit with all deference, that it is unfair to con- demn a measure beforehand. How far it will deal with dole charities, and en- dowments which have been heretofore misapplied what grants will be mai'e out of the Consolidated Fund in what way local liberality will be evoked to what extent latent ability may be encouraged by prizes, scholarships, and exhibitions; in what manner existing schools will be utilized and strengthened and upon what principle new schools may be established in localities where adequate provision has not yet been made, I cannot persutne to say. The probability is that the Bill has been framedon the lines of the Departmental Committee's report, a document which writers and speakers on the subject would do well to consult before com- mitting themselves to absurd opinions. The fact is the establishment of the three Colleges in Wales has been a mistake, if we are not going to complete speedily our system of education All efforts for filling up the gap which exists between the elementary schools and these colleges are at a standstill, and a hot of young men and women are suffering in consequence of the Govern- ment delay. Now I ask the people of Rhyl seriously, while the greatest educational boon ever offered to Wales is within reach, are we to allow petty jealousies and suspicions to keep it back, and is a mfin who dares to urge it forward to be branded with foul epithets. Townsman appears anxious to discredit my motives, and doubts my fitness to advocate the cause of higher education. I may be allowed to state without being charged with egotism, that I have been a public man for more than 25 years, and have made some sacrifices of time and money for what I thought to b<> the public's good, and am not aware that my sincerity was ever doubted until I came to Rhyl. I have held the m st prominent positions in connection with all sorts of educational institutions, from the lowest to the highest, before the Act of 1870 was passed or thought of. What I have done since I came to Rhyl is pretty well known. Whatever my education has been (and I have no occasion to be ashamed of it) my early training and my studies since have enabled me t) learn and to feel how miserably deficient is the Educational Machinery ef my native country. I have however the satisfaction of knowing that I have done what little I could to remedy the evil without pay, or hope of reward. It is paltry to attribute to me the ambition of being appointed School-board Clerk. If money making was my object I would not waste my strength upon such fruitless efforts as these. To say that according to the balance sheet recently published I received nearly;C25 for tervices rendered to the Rhyl Com- mittee of the North Wales College is scandalous, when it is well known that I received nothing, and that even my expenses have not been fully defrayed. The sneer about a testimonial, which does not happen to be true, is quite in keeping with the con- duct of a coward who throws dirt upon an opponent under cover of a stone wall. It so happens that all my gratuitous services were entered upon at the special request of men who knew me best, and whose approval is to me of infinitely greater weight than the frivolous chatter of an army of unknown and irresponsible revilers.— Yours faithfully P. MOSTYN WILLIAMS. 0
THE STILE IN THE FFRITH. To the Editor of the RHYL ADVERTISER. SIB,—I was very pleased to see in your last issue allusion to the very ugly and inconvenient stile placed in the centre of the "Ffrith" field, interrupt- ing one of the pleasantest and most popular walks in the neighbourhood. Not only is the stile ob- structing a footway, but the path from the Russell road stile to the stile to the rnilway (a nice cut." across the field) has been stopped and fenced in, and the public are thus robbed of a p,th. When there is so much talk of amending the land laws and of restoring to the public rights they have bi --eu filched out of, it behoves landlords to be careful in touching public property. Ireland should be a warning to all landlords. As a lover of public walks I do hope that our local board will take the matter up, and insist upon having the stile removed or greatly altered, and the closed-up path restored to the public.—Yours truly, A LOVER OF COUNTRY WAIKS. 4-
INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. To the Editor of the RHTL ADVEBTISEB. SIR,-Your correspondent John" (foolish man) charges me with bad grammar, and you charge me with untruth. I cannot give the time for answer this week, but will next.—Yours respectfully J. FIBLDIKQ,
"TORY JOURNALISM IN RHYL." To the Editor of the RHTL ADVERTISER. SIR,-I read with great pleasure your very able article on Tory Journalism in Rhvl and can heartily endorse all you say as to the elevating (?) tendency of your contemporary and its futile endea- vours to poise as the patriotic journal." The editor of a newspaper who considers the most sparkling wit to consist in calling the junior member for Leeds a young hopeful" is only re-appearing in his true character when he declares himself ignorant of the duties of a junior Lord of the Treasury." From the tone of the side-leader which appeared last Saturday, and from which the above is quoted, is easily seen that its writer's ignorance is by no means restrictei to the duties of junior Lords, but is a far-reaching quality embracing all the important political problems which it is the duty of journalism to clearly explain to the reading public. This is only too true and the interests of a great party are ter- ribly injured by the puerile and personal para- graphs which the Rhyl Journal weakly issues to spoil our breakfasts, severely try our gullets, and permanently injure our digestive organs. But joking aside, sir, I was extremely grieved by the continuation last Saturday of the former week's abuse of the two sons of the Premier who are mem- bers of Parliament. Mr W. H Gladstone-who is impudently and familiarly styled William—is the object of the first attack. True it is he is some- times called the silent Gladstone," but I think few will disagree with me when I say it would be a happy day for our country if the same could be said of many of the members of the Hojse of Commons Mr Herbert Gladstone next comes in for a further share of abuse because like a prudent man he has determined to draw the salary which is attached to his office. For two years he has done-and done well—gratuitous work for his country, and now that he is to be paid for it as all his predecessors have been, the generous writer of the Journal paragraph is filled with disgust for this additional burdening of the British taxpayer. No doubt if in a humbler line of life he were asked to fill a post of honour with arduous duties he would righteously scorn the thought of taking the pay which rightly belonged to that post. And while reading his effusion I must confess I was compelled to come to the con- clusion that he had carried his generous principles into his work for the press, and had handed it gratuitously to his Editor, because otherwise it would not have been inserted. As you pointed out in your 1 ader last week, the Rhyl Journal with a laudable desire to satisfy its more bigoted patrons by lawless attacks on the Prime Minister and his family, has lowered the tone of journalism in our town and defended itself into the sloujfhs of disagreeable personalities. Why does it not take a leaf out of your book, Mr Editor, and give us a readable and logical leader instead of the tittle-tattle with which we are completely satiated ? With sorrow I must say fiat the answer is too obvious. There is one thing however on which I should like to congratulate the writer I have referred to, and that is on the terms of in- timacy which he must be with Mr Gladstone and the members of his family. The familiar way ii which he talks of them almost induces one to believe that they live in the next street to him, but as that is certainly not the case it may be the recent fear of dynamitards has caused them to be drawn together in friendship. Of course here I do not refer to our worthy Chief Constable, as some of yonr readers might probably thiuk. I must apolo- gizo, Sir, for having trespassed so much on your space, but one word more and I have done, let Journrlists think more and speak less, and never forget that they belong to a high and noble estate of our realm.-I am yours, &c. Rhyl, March 25th, 1885 ANTI-HUMBUG.
JtJHUDJDLAN. RHUDDLAN STOCK SALBS.-Mesirs. Clough & Co., auctioneers, &c of Denbigh and Rhyl, who have made arrangements to hold sales of stock at the Marsh Inn, Rhuddlan, on the third Thursday in each month, conducted their opening one on Thurs- day, March 19th, under very favourable auspices, and in the presence of a large gathering of the principal farmers, dealers, and butehers of the dis- trict. The day was fortunately for the venture beautifully fine-a thing that always tends greatly to the success of a sale. The auctioneers, in open- ing the proceedings, explained that they had un- dertaken these sales at the wish and suggestion of many of the most influential farmers and others of the neighbourhojd, who considered that an acution for the sale of stock was H thing much needed in their midst, and had promised to give the matter their hearty support. The auctioneers then went on to say that selling cattle by auction, instead of the old way of private treaty, was daily becoming more and more popular in a I parts of the country, both with buyers and sellers, and they felt sure that once having given the new system a trial, and found how well it worked, that they would not again resort to the old one,but one and all declare in favour of the new, and concluded by asking those present to give the undertaking their support. The large number of entries that had been received was very gratifying—41 head of cattle, 71 sheep, and eight horses and ponies, being put forward; also, several carriages, &c., and of these a considerable number were disposed of at good prices, but, perhaps, con- sidering the present unsettled and depressed state of the markets, the reserves placed upon some of the unsold lots were a little high, as was shown by the result. So many practical men being present, it is obvious that they know to a nicety the v -lue of a beast, and will not allow it to go under its price, and owners would do well to bear in mind that the best way to test the value of an animal is to submit it to competition amongst practical men. The following are some of the prices obtained, iz: -Be"t incalf cow made up to £ 20,ditto inprofit from £ 14 to X16 5s. Incalf Heifers to £12, barren cows faom £ 12 t3 £ 15 J 7s. 6d.. two fat bullocks nice weight made X 15 each, and a number of 2 year old store bullocks made from X8 to X 10 16s. each. Ftit stock of which there was a scarcity, found a ready sale, a fact which should be borne in mind 1 y feeders at the next sale. Taken altogether the sa. j may be pronounced a decided success, and with the many promises of support that have been given, there is no reason to doubt that the subsequent ones will be likewise successful. The next sale takes place on th9 16th April. The Auctioneers solicit early entries, especially fat stock, for which they anticipate good market.
CASUAL OBSERVATIONS. Have horBebreakers a greater right t) highways than other individuals P A membe, of this fraternity monopolised a fair share, to say the least of it, of the Vale Road Railway Bridge one day last week. Of course it is very necessary that young horses should become accustomed to railway trains but it does not follow that horsetrainers should make use of railway bridges in a town for that purpose. In the case under notice the stee 1 galloped up and down much to the consternation of the pedestrians, some of whom made a detour by Mill Bank and Gladstone Bridge to get to the town from Vale Road. < Breaking a horse in is a peculiar process and my experience is that the time taken depends largely upon the prospective chances of the trainer-that is if a horsebreaker, when with horse number one, gets an order for number two, the first becomes tractable in a wonderfully short time, whereas if Mr Trainer has nothing to look forward to, his charge is all but uncontrolable for weeks. Ho is not the only representative of the British Workman though who does a little spinning oat." I wonder if those workmen who wait and idle abimt, fully five miuntes before the clock strikes eight—their breakfast hour—realise how such waste of time affects their master. There are work- men on one or two jobs in Rhyl, I have noticed doing this. A master cannot be always with his men, and it is not all credit- able to them that thoy should go to the job at 6 in the morning and whittle halt tbo time watching the ciok. II vr "New Z aland Meat" appears to bo r. I question of the day just now. It I's laughable to hrar the different tules concerning it. Last Saturday I beard it said that the Rhyl Butchers sold it last summer as English meat and at English prices. As if any sane; person could for a moment believe such stuff For my oxn part I do not believe the Rhy I butchers, who are, we must bear in mind respectable tradesmen, would be guilty of such a thing; further I do not think that their customers would be such fools as to allow themselves to be duped, and thirdly 1 believe it would be practically impossible to carry on the trade in frozen meat during the summer months. CASUAL OBSERVER. —»
Lord Richard Grosvenor, has generously given a subscription of £ 5 towards- the fund for relieving the aged and distressed colliers of Mostyn.
COMMISSARIAT MISMANAGEMENT. Writing from Korti on the 2nd inst., the Daily News' c rrespondent says Among the commissariat boxes there are hundreds that have not yet been opened for examination, and what proportion of their contents may prove fit for the food of fighting men in a climate like this must neces- sarily be mere gue-awork yet. As to how much is likely to prove utterly unfit one can, however, make some rough sort of estimate by watching the destruc- tion that goes on day after day as the examination proceeds. One may see tons of damaged biscuit from the boat stores brought out to be buried at this place alone, and there is trustworthy autho- rity for saying that similar things are done at other points along the river line and even on the deBert. Why stores of this kind were ever allowed to be brought thus far without a close investigation of their condition is a puzzle to minds not wholly imbued with military ideas or fettered by the web of War Office routine. And it is still more difficult to ccmprthend why trcops should have been allowed to proceed beyond this point, either by river or land, encumbered with stores the condition of which nobody seems to have troubled himself about. Camel loadr, were at one time hurried away across the desert with- out any preliminary examination, and when the cases came to be opened an alarmingly larve proportion, of biscuits especially, were found quite unfit for men to eat. These, according to the hard and fast rules laid down for such emergencies, were promptly buried, although at that moment scores of camels, for wbrm there damaged stores would have been sufficiently good food, were breaking down hopelessly for lack of such nourishment. Similarly here mildewed biscuit is even now being destroy< d, while our camfl?, many of which were simply disabled by privation, are sent two or three miles off to graze on tamarisk and mimosa.
CARELESSNESS AT SUAKIM The Cairo correspondent of the Standard says he is bound to record the very painful impression which the news from Suakim has created in military circles there. The general opinion is that the advance is being made with an entire neglect of the most elemen- tary precautions in the way of scouting and there is great anxiety as to the situation of the force. The knowledge, too, that the press censorship must pre- vent any real expression of opinion as to the insecure position of the camps from being telegraphed adds to the feeling. That such is felt at Suakim is a,rtain and the following quotation from a letter trom an officer there is only an example of many similar expressions of opinion. Tho letter was dated the 16th inst. "A worse or more dangerous position than that of this camp it is hard to imagine, and a better site could have been laid out by a schoolboy fresh from Sandhurst. I do not know whether you have heard of all the nightly attacks to which we have been subjected regularly since yester- day week, when five fellows stole past our scattered redoubts and outposts, and made their way up to the headquarters camp, which was absolutely unprotected ana stole Gordon's favourite horse and nearly cut his groom in pieces. I assure you that we have had a hard time of it, and that it is only for the last two nights that we have had any feeling of security. Our little camp is now fortified by a ditch, earth- works, and bastions, and has a guard of 250 men, and although we are called out two or three times every night, we feel safer than we have done. Our great danger now is of being fired on by the other camps, for though so placed as to be too far apart for mutual protection, we are near enough to cause re- ciprocal damage. Any night during the past week if the Arabs had made a raid in any numbers we must all have had our throats cut. No less than 2,000 men were on guard every night, and what with fatigue duties all day, we are nearly worked off our legs. The thermometer is 87dog. in the tents at ni^ht." Such is a sample of the tone of the letters from officers in camp at Suakim to friends in Cairo, and the events of the last three days' fighting (adds the correspondent) seem to shew that the misman- agement and want of precaution are as great now as when this letter was written.
FIGHTING IN SQUARE. The events of Sunday are the sole topic of con- versation at Suakim, and the arguments for and against the square formation are being keenly discussed. Ti\e StanJ'ards correspondent observes: It has again been proved that the chief danger of the square form- ation is internal rather than external. It is good for resistance against attack, but contains elements of confusion which in a critical moment may be fatal to it. The chief danger is of course from the rush of an 'mals-panic-stricken by the din of the firing and the yells of the natives, and perhaps by wounds re- ceived by an enemy's fire—breaking the ranks by eb,-er weight, and spreading conrusion ev i y where. The strength of the square formation, without such im- pedimenta, against the attack of savages was sin.ularly evidenced by the fact that one of the companies of the Berkshire Regiment, which at the moment of the attack was working at some distance from the zareba, was entirely cut off. It threw itself into con'p.-iny square, and resisted every attack made upon it without the loss of a single man, escap- ing, fortunately, from the effect of the volleys of the defenders of the zare' as by the fact *hat the ground on which it was formed up happened to be a deprcs-ion, and the bullets therefore passed overhead. Upon the ether hand, when the Brigade of Guards were m irching < ut to the zarebas convey- ing stores, ammunition, and water, and upon their return march in the afternoon with the empty trans- I t-ri and ti e h'-spital o oerlies wi h the wounded, the evil of the square formation was very cleirly shewn. On level ami el, aied gr. und ;be önimas might pro- gre s a-, rap.diy as the marching men, but iiere the ground is everywhere covered with thick scrub and bushes, and the difficulty of driving the mules and came], closely packed together inside the square, acre ss such ground as this is almost insuperable. Every five minutes or so a glt was required to get things in order again, the animals setting almost inextricably mixed together, and hu':g up by the bushes. They were, moreover, constantly lagging behind and breaking through the rear, or by the pressure consequent on trying to av. id the bushes bulging out the sides ot the square. Thus the rate of piogress was little, if at all, gr- ater than a mile an hour, and the ma- jcrity or we omcers her. are rapidly coming to the opinion that the square formation is wholly unsuitable to the country, and that if it be maintamed it will be necessary t • clear a belt some 200 yards wide through the bu-hes and scrub. The mobility and efficiency of the force to strike a blow at the enemy are seriously impaired by the extreme slowness of movement rendered necetsary by the escort of a large body I): ti an sport animals in the centre of a square of fiihti g men.
THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE. Sir Richard Temple, presiding at a dinner of th-i members of St. Stephen's Club, delivered an address on Central Asian affairs. He said they would all remember that last summer public atten- tion was much directed to the fact that R .ssia had arrived at S rakhs. They now saw that r would have been wl, if they had paid more atten- tion to the matter. They saw, perhaps too late, that Russia had taken that advantageous position, and had got pOBsession of the main military roads to Herat. Rlssia had transgressed the limits of the boundary drawn up 15 years ago, in advancing to the positions which she now occupied. It was not conduct justifiable on the part of a friendly empire, and in former days war had been declared with much less reason. Russia had advanced 80 miles beyond her boundary within our limits, and in the course of this advance had suc- ceeded in seizing the only two points which could be defended. The road to Herat, therefore, lay straight open to her. Zulfikar was just 140 mÍoes from Herat, and within that 140 miles there was no other such strategical position as Russia had seized. He did not mean to say that Russia held these places in any great strength. He believed at present there were only 150 Cossacks in each of them. Of course there was a large Russian force behind at Sarakhs. Still the example had been set. The Russian flag had been hoisted and Russian occupation had been accomplished. All the intervening distance between the Russian base and the British outposts at Herat was 250 miles. As matters now stood, we ought to make Herat defensible and impregnable. Candahrr, with railway commun- ication with India, would be our second line of defence, and with a friendly and independent Afghanistan between, acting as a hedge full of prickly thorns, we ought to be able to give a good ac- count of ourselves and our empire in the East. Indian officials were fully convinced of their power to keep Russia back, provided they were assured of the support of public opiniun at home. Towards the close of his speech Sir Richard stated that Russia v a- (.iilv attempting to establish a vulnerable point to our In iian Empire in order to ensure the success of her designs on Constantinople. In the course of a lengthy and able speech Sir Richard Temple was frequently applauded.
The residence, near Leamington, of Mrs. Kingslev, widow of the late Canon Kingsley, was burglariously entertd while the family were at dinner. The thieves, while ransacking the rooms, were disturbed by the housekeeper, who was secured by one of the men, while th aether made his escape. Tne second man also got off before the housekeeper could give an alarm. The United States Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional character of the laws which Con- gress has recently passed, suppressing polygamy, by piolobftir g from voting. Tlii; ruling re- es the cliiefobstacle to the enforcement of these eu»c!men's in Utah. The failure of Ir, John Arthur, the banker and house acellt who absconded last year from Paris, having a heavy deficit, is giving rise to a curious action at law. M. Roch Sauticr bought the much damaged concern, and has been carrying on the busi- ness. An opposition firm has, hoViever. now been started cluse by, the son of Mr. John Arthur lending his name—which is placed outside in huge letters —for a consideration. According to the French law, M. Roch Sautier hopes to prove that this is a disloyal march stolen upon his risky venture, —♦ —1
A portrait of Sir Wakin Williams Wynne, paint- ed bv Mr Ilerkomer. was presented on Saturday to Sir Watkin's only daughter, Mrs 'William, lvvniie, by the members of the Wynnstav Hunt, which has been maintained by Sir Watkin since ISol. The portrait will be exhibited at the Royal Academy this year.
RHYL- "THE BREACH OF PROMISE CASE."—The well known case of "Rardell v. Pickwiek" (by Charles Dickens) was heard at the Town Hall, on Friday, evening; the 20th inst., in the presence of a very large audience, which must be very gratifying to the committee of the Rhyl lootball Club, under whose auspices the entertainment was given. We believe the (lear profif amounted to a very good sum. As to the entertainment itself we cannot say that it was a thorcugh success. Enjoyable enough, it certainly was but somehow or other the representation did not seem to take well with the audience. We are inclined to think that the police-officer rather exceeded his function, his too frequent and untimely calls for order in court causing many a good point in the speeches of the judge and counsel, and the witnesses, to be missed by the audience. But, of course, perfection was not to be expected and on the whole the case was very well acted. Mr Gamlin (as Lord Chief Justice Stareleigh) was dignified and stern. The two lealiBg counsel, for the defenoe and pro- secution respectively, (Messrs A. Ll. Rowland and E. H. Williams) stated their cases with clearness and power, and were deservedly applauded. The junior counsel also performed their parts well, the cross-examination (for the prosecution) by Mr W. H. Jones, and for the defence by W. I. Rowland being a very true imitation of reality. Mr Fred. Wallis, as clerk of the assize, was the right man in the right place. Mr W. R. Pringle, as Mrs Bardell was a failure; but Mr Joseph E.Roberts, as "Pickwick." was a vary clever piece of acting. Mr T. A. Hughes appeared in two female char- acters, and fully sustained the reputation which he had already gained in a previous case heard not long iince. The celebrated "Sam Weller could not have been mnch better represented by a professional than it was by Mr A. Sandoe, though it would have been better if he had disguised himself a little more. All the other performers acted the minor parts well, and although we cannot pronounce the representation a thorough success, it was far from being a failure and would well bear a repitition. It is evident that there is plenty of talent among the young men of our town, The several parts were taken (according to the printed programme) by the following —Presiding Judge (Lord Chief Justice Stareleigh) F. J. Gamlin Assistant Judges (Mr Justice Horkins) Twiston R. Morgan; (Baron Hud dies tern) J. Lewis Morgan Clerk of Assize (Ponsonby Fane Esq.) Fred Wallis; Crier of the Court, J. D. Williams Police officer, (U. Holdfant) E Archer Jones; Reporters: (Pitman) D. Hold, (Gurney) George H. Jones, (F. Read) J. W. Jones. Counsel for the prosecution: (Sergeant Buzfuz) E. H. Williams. (Mr Skimpkin, Barrister-at-Law) W. H. Jones, (Mr Scrutiny Barrister-at-law) W. I Howland; (Instructed by Messrs Dodson and Fugg-J. P. Powell and J. O. Vaughan) Counsel for defence (Serjeant Snubb ns) A. Ll. Rowland, (Mr Phunky, Barrister-at-Law) H. W. Parry), (Instructed byG. Assheton Perker,Esq.)—W.Berrie Plaintiff: (MrR Jemima Bardell) W. R. Pringle; Defendant: (S.Pickwick, Esq.J J E. Roberts, (Mr Samuel Weller, Senior) H. Mudd Witnesses (Mrs Elizabeth Cluppins) T. Arthur Hughes, (Mr Nathaniel Winkle) H. Oniens, (Mrs Susannah Sanders) T. Arthur Hughes, (Mr Sam teller Junior) A. c. Sandoe; Jury Panel: (Harry Referee) G. Sid^i* (T. Empire) J. Dobbins, (C. F. S. Goalkeep-r) T. Jones, (A. J. Fullback) T. Goodman. (J. O. Halfback) J. Low. (W. Rightwing) F. Skeats, (NV. H. Centre) E. Jones, V"■ Jjeitwing) Weston, (J. 1. Touch) E. Powell, (A Spectator) C. W. Bell, (A Foul) Absent, (W. Cornerkick) Conwy Bell, (T. Hacking) J. P. Owens, (T. Groffin) H. Ihompaon. Mr Thompson acted a" foreman of the jury. The members of the FootoaU Club were loudly applauded as they were recognised coming on the platform SERVICE OF SONG. -On Sunday afternoon last a beautiful service of sacred music was given at the English Wetsleyan Chapel, Morley Road, in con- nection with the Sunday School. The piece performed was entitled The Children's Messiah." Mr Harry Mudd conducted the Sunday School choir, and G. S. Hazlehurst, Esq presided at the organ. Dr Raby gave the intercepting readings The service was highly enjoyed by all, and was a uieans of spiritual blessing to many. Tuere was a very good congregation, exclusive of the Sunday School children. Great credit is due to the gentleman who had trained the choii to such a perfection. A collection was made at the close of the service. THE SUMMEB BAND.—The amalgamation scheme submitted to and discussed at considerable length by the Commissioners at their last monthly meeting, and which was ultimately referred back to the juint committee for re-consideration, has, we understand fallen through. The committee met this week, and had a protracted sitting. Several schemes were discussed, but the committee were unable to com6 to any unanimous decision. So the amalgamation schtine, for the present at any rate, is quashed. Tne town authorit.e-, and tl,e two private companies will therefore this summer proceed, each in their own way to ] rividefor the entertainment of the visitors THE ELECTION or COMMISSIONERS.—The election this year is after all likely to be a lively one, if all that we hear turns out to be true. We have heard at least five gentleman named blS' probable candidates, in aldition to the retiiing members who will be seeking re-election. And in some quarters, we biTeve, canvassing is being busily carried on. It appears too, that some parties in town hr.ve been preparing a long while ago for the the contest, and deputations" have been at work inviting particular persons to 11 stand," and the premise was given. One gentleman was requisitioned by two different parties unawares to each other, and from entirely different motives. Nothing definite, however, can be stated, until the nominations have been made in the usual way. A desire is being generally expressed that the in- tending candidates should be asked to expound their policy in pub.ic a meeting; but such meetings have generally ended in a fiasco. The retiring candidates are:—Messrs Jamrs Taylor, John Roberts, John Frimston, A. Humphreys, E. W. Keatinge, W. Williams, A. L. Clews, R. D. Roberts, Dr Wolstenholme, Joseph Williams, of whom at least two are known to have determined to retire permanently. ORGAN-RECITAL.-In celebration of the Bach bi-centenary, G. E. Fielding, Esq., Fernleigh, gave a grand organ recital, on Saturday afternoon last, at the English Wesleyan Cha el. Notwith- standing its being an inconvenient day to many, there was a very good attendance, and those present greatly enjoyed the rich treat provided for them. Mr Fielding had the splendid organ entirely under his command. The following is a copy of the programme:—Introduction (Ex- tempore); Prelude and Fugue, in E minor (F. S. Bach); Fantasia (W. T. Best) Variations on a Russian Church Melody (A Frever); Prelude, in A minor (F. S. Bach) Andante and Allegro (F. E. Bach). A collection was made at the close towards the organ fund. GOOD TEMPLAEY-At the weekly meeting of CI wydian Lodge of Good Templars held in the Baptist Schoolroom, Sussex Street, on Tuesday, the officers for the present quarter were installed am follows :-W.C.T Mr J. Snowden, W.Ch. Rev. D, Burford Hooke, Seeretary Mr D. R. Rees Treasurer Mr George NuttaU and Mr N. N. Howard as W.F.S. It was agreed to hold an open session on Tuesday in Easter Week for which occasion a good programme will be pro- vided. TOWN HALL SERVICES.—It will be seen from our advertising columns that the Rev. T. Hallet Williams, (Buelley) is to preach to-morrow (Sunday). Mr Williams who has recently settled at Buddeygave an admirable address at one of the Rh} 1 Pleasant Evenings last month. Sr. ASAPII IKD RHYL COrXTY COUBT.—All sum- monses against persons residing either out of this District or in this District for the next Court to be holuen at Rhyl, on Friday the 17th dav of April, > should be entered not later than Tuesday the 31st inst. GOOD FRIDAY.—R. Simccx, Water Street, has arranged for a large supply of fresh and dried fish on rhursday(for Friday^. Quality and price cannot | be surpassed.—ni 28. SUNDAY SCHOOL EXAM NATION.—On Thursdav I evening last, about 30 young people connected with the Clwyd Street, Warren R -)ad, and Vale Road' Caivinistic Methodist Sunday Schools underwent a written examination of about two hours' duration. These examinations are held annually throughout the connexion, and have proved of great benefit by stimulating the scholar* to sit ain proficiencv in Biblical and thaologic.-il knowledge. A printed list of questions are prepared, and are the same for all the centres or counties; and valuable prizes, in money and books, together with cenifica'e^ of merit, are given to those who obtain the highest mJlk". The result of the present examination will be IlIde known in about six weeks. The several caivinistic Methodist Sunday Schools in this district are busily completing arrancements for a grand demonstration to be held in Rhuddlan Castle in July or August next, in commemoration of the cen- tenary of the Sunday School in Wales. A large' couuty demonstration will also be held in Denbigh, at which the Rev. J. Williams, Rhyl, will preside over one of the meetings. DAY SCAVENING.— One day this week the Com- missioners' workmen were engaged doing work, which is generally done at night, in broad daylight, much to the annojance and disgust of the inhabi- tants of the locality—Morfa Baiih; Vale Road. In no other part of the town would such a thing be tolerated, or even attempted. We hear that the inhabitants-ratepa yers, we ought to pay-in V le Road, have msolved upon securing direct represen- t ition on the Boasd of Commissioners by means of the approaching election. It is time that someone should represent the poor as well as the rieh. Cor. QUA.RTERLT -MFETING.-On Tuesday last, the 24th inst., at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the quarterly meeting of the Llandudno and Rbyl circuit was held in the English Wee- leyan bcbeolroom, Brighton Road, when there was a large attendance of representatives, in addition to Lbe members from Llandudno, Rhyl, ColwYQ Bay, Conway, and LlanrwsV 1 he minutes of the last meeting was read and confirmed. The Circuit Rtewardø-Mr Cornaby, of Llandudno and Mr Joseph Williams, Rhyl, read the different quarterly financial statements, which were, on the whole, considered satisfactory, and unani- mously adopted. The next consideration was, the Invitation Committees which re- commended the following appointments, TÍL, that the Rev Richard Peart, of Llandudno, be invited to remain another year (his 3rd), which he accepted. The Rev W. Foster, B.A., of Rhyl, having accepted an invitation to another circuit, it was unanimously re* solved to in vite the Rev James A. Macdonald, of Victoria Circuit, Manchester, to succeed him.—The appointment of a successor to the Rev Thomas Wilde, who has sucoessfally served the Colwyn Bay side of the circuit for three years, was postponed till the June quarterly meeting.-The meeting most cord- ially decided to petition the Home Mission and the Stationing Committee to continue the services of the Rev Frederick Payne as the supe- intendent of the North Wales Coast Mission.—The superintendent read the num- ber of members of each station in the circuit, amounting m the aggregate to 300 membm, with 12 on trial, showing an increase during the past quarter of 14 members, ard an in- crease fur the year of 19.—Mr Qazleburat proposed a resolution to diviue the circuit oa certain conditions, thus making Rhyl and Prestatyn one circuit, and Llandadno, Col- wyn Bay. Conway, and Llanrwst another circuit. The resolution received the support of the ministers, and was unanimously carried. —The Circuit Steward having M1- nounced his inability to attend the diatrtal meeting which is to take place at Moroombe Bay, Mr Gunner was appointed as the Rhyl representative.— The report of the Sunday Schools and the Bands of Hope wwe poet* poned to the June quarter.-Botore the end of the meeting, the Rev Frederick Payne an* noanoed that the lease of the Spworth College bad that day been renewed, and at. J that Dr Osborn, iiiohmond College, would shortly open a higbclass school atColwyn Bay. The Local Preachers meeting immediatly fol- lowed,sitoer which all the members,officers,and representatives were entertained toc) a splendid tea, which "ai p i opa-red and presided over by Mrs Juseph Williams, Mrs Mathews, and Mrs Gunner. On the motion of Dr Raby, the laaiee were heartily thanked for their kind- ness in providing the to&. DEATH or A CLAIMANT.—The death is announced of Mr Charles James Hanmer, formerly of Oswes- try, Shrewsbury, aud Rhyl. The deoeasen gentle- man was well-known and much esteemed by a large circle while he resided in our midst. He was a man of no mean intelligence, and his claim to the Haumer estates was baaed upon a thorough study of the question, and carefully collected evid- ence. C'piuló of hio genealogical tree shewing his des. eut from the first Lord Hanmer are in the possession of many in the town, and the work demonstrates that its compilation must have en- tailed a vast amount of labour and historical re- search. The late M.r Hanmer was firmly convinoed uf the justice of his claim, not only to the Bettia- heid estates, but to other properties in the immed- iate neighbourhood of Rhyl, and his actions, under the in alienee of that belief, caused no little troubis but greater merriment, to many owners. The late Mr Hanmer left Rhyl some years ago, and went to reside with a sister in Birmingham, and in that town he died a few days ago.
II HE'LL NEVER SET THE TEMSS ON FIRE." Many yearliago, before machinery was introduced into flour mills for the purpose of sifting: the flour, it WM tbe custom of the miller to send it home unsifted. The process of sifting was done thu«, but principally ID Yorkshire: The teniae," or seive, which was provided with a rim which projected from the bottom of it, was worked over the mouth of the barrel into which the flour or meal was sifted. An active fellow, who worked hard, not unfrequently set the rim of the temse on fire by force of friction against the rim of the flour barrel; so that, ia fact, this part of domestic employment became a standard by which to testa man's will or capacity to work hard'; and thus of a lazy fellow, or one deficient in strength, it was said, He will never set the temse on fire." The long misuse of the word temse for seive, as well as the superseding of hand labour by machinery in this particular species of work, may possibly have tended to the substitution of sound for senae, in such phrases as "He will never set the Thames on fire," the Mersey on fire, or any other river. «
THE SEVEN BIBLES OF THE WORLD. The seven Bibles of the world are the Koran of the Mahomedans, the Tri Pitikes of the Buddhists, the Five Kings of the Chinese, the three Vedas of the Hindoos, the Zendavesta, and the Scriptures of the Christians. The Coran is the most recent of these, dating about the seventh century after Christ. It is a compound of quotations from the Old and New Testament, the Talmud and the Gospel of St. Bar. nabas. The Eddas of the Scandinavians were first published in the 14th century. The Pitikes of the Buddhists contain sublime morals and pore aspira- tions, and their author lived and died in the sixth century before Christ. There is nothing of excel- lence in these sacred books not found in the Bfble. The sacred writing of the Chinese are called the "Five Kings, the word "Kings" meaning web of cloth. They contain the best sayings of the beat sages on the duties of life. These sayings cannot be traoed further back than 1,100 years before Christ. TIM three Vedas are the most ancient books of the Hindoos; aid they are believed to date 1,100 years before Christ, The zendavests of the Persians it tbe greatest ql the sacred books next to our Bible. i • • A
SINGULAR RIOTB IN A THEATM. 1 It was about the latter end of September, 1809. that the great 4* O. P. (Old Prices) Riots," began. They originated in the indignation with which the play-going public regarded an increase in the prioes of admission at the New Covent Garden Theatre (18th September, 1809), of one shilling each penea to ft* boxes and sixpence to the pit, with which w*4 ooupled a considerable increase in the number of private boxes. Their dissatisfaction was expressed nightlv, and not a word that was said on the si sis could be heard for the noise created by rattles, hem, pigs, trumpets, tc. Speeches were made from the pit, and placards were exhibited in various parts of the house, the quality of which may be taken from the following. A large coffin, with the inscription. Here lies the body of New Prices, who died of the Whooping-cough, September 23rd, 1809, aged mix days.' Eventually, on tbe 15thDecember of theea*e year, the riots terminated, on the proprietors lowering their chargee and abandoning all prosecutions apillli those who had taken part in the rows, and oSeriMs public apology. 'The ungracious task of making itfell upon Mr. John Kemble, who delivered what was necessary to be said with remarkable snlf pnnsiniou and dignity. ♦ i
HB WOUI DN'T PEAT," BUT FIGET." A story is told of the brave and gallant officer. General Otway, which is worth putting into print. Otway, for meritorious conduct, had been raised to the rank of oolone! but it was an empty honour. He w:>« a plain;hlunt man, without political influence, and notwithstanding 1m gaJia/itrv. inferior officer*, with friends in Parliament, were appointed to reeimrata over his head, leaving him without a command. H,8 friends entreated him to appeal to George III .stating his services,an<i petitionii.g for the recognition due for them. For a time Otwa. resisted ail these importuni- ties; but. at length, when a youthful scion of nobility, who had never smelt powder, TU given a fine regi- ment, he resolved to make the appeal. Accordmgly he askeci the chaplain of the regiment to which he was k° draw up a petition for him. The chaplain did the work cheerfully, bestowing great care upon it, and when it was prepared he brought it to Otway, with the information that all he would have to do would be to sign his name and pretent it. But. chaplain," said the colonel, after be had read the document, "y-ra seem to have drawn this up for yourself rather than for me. Do you see how you have concluded it-' And your Petitioner will ever pray?'— Its your place to pray, not mine. It is my place to fiaht. We must have this altered." In vain was it that the chaplin explained and argued that he had drawn up the petition in regular form. "Can't help it," said the blunt soldier, It is not for me to plav the hyprocrite. I don't care to pray for the king, but I am bound to fight for him." And finally the concluding sentence of the petition was changed so as to read. "And your Petitioner shall ever fight." In this form Otway took it to court, and presented it to the king, George was pleased with the novelty of the ei I and with the honest bluntness of the officer; an within a week Otway vr" appointed to the oommand of a regiment. •— ♦
GROCERIES in England are 16 per cent. cheaper than in the United States but meat, butter, eggs, and voge, tables are 23 per cent. dearer. House rent in provincial England it only about half what it is in Boston in London it is about two-thirds. Altogether, he cost of living in England is 17 per sent, lower thaq u the United States.