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ABERYSTWITH COEPORATE FINANCES.—The Aberysr- with borough expenditure for the past seven months in ranged under about 300 heads. THE DUKE ON WESTMINSTER ON THE CATTLE DISEASES ACT.—The Duke of Westminster, speaking at a luncheon held in connection with the Cheshire Agri- cultural Society's show, briefly referred to the subject of the cattle diseases bill. He had no dtmbt that Cheshire farmers and landlords who had had painful experience of the ravages of cattle disease, would submit to the severe restrictions imposed upon them by the act that had just passed. Though they could not expect to be entirely without disease, they might shake off all fears of its intro- duction from foreign countries. It was to be hoped that by a happy combination of the producing and consuming classes the price of meat would not be increased to the consumer. THE CLERK OP THE PEACE FOR CARNARVONSHIRE.— At the last court of quarter sessions for Carnarvonshire, Mr Poole resigned the office of clerk of the peace for that county—an office he had held for a period of twenty years, and the duties of which he had fulfilled with singular ability. The appointment rests with the Lord- Lieutenant, but Lord Penrhyn placed it in the hands of the magistrates, who elected Mr Barber, solicitor, Bangor, to the office. The choice is said to be a most excellent one. The value of the office is between JE400 and £500 per annum. A PEAL OF BELLS FOR EATON HALL.—A peal of 28 silver brfls has arrived at Eaton Hall, the seat of the Duke of Westminster, for the tower of the chapel at- tached to the ball. The largest bell, which weighs more than two tons, and is in the key F (the set making two complete octaves and three notes above), bears the following inscription :—"This peal of 28 bells was cast at Louvain, for his Grace the Duke of Westminster, by S. Van Aerschodt A.D. 1877." The referee appointed to certify to the tone of the bells was Dr Stainer. It is said that the cost of the peal was £30,000. BOAT ACCIDENT ON THE WELSH COAST.—Two youths, staying at Harlech, under the care of their tutor, went out in a boat on Thursday week, while the tutor was absent, and were carried by the gale as far as St. Tudwal's Road. The younger cne, aged 15, jumped cut of the boat on to some rocks. The elder, 17 years old, was carried a mile or two lower down, and also landed, but with a frightful gash on his head. A steamer was sent oat on Friday, and picked the younger one up at three p.m., and the elder at six p.m. They were brought on to Pwllheli, where the elder one was left, and he has since died. They must have been ex- posed at least 24 hours. CHESHIRE BRIGADE ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS' COM- PETITION.—The competition of the Cheshire brigade of artillery volunteers for a challenge cup, with money prizes of £15, £10, and £5, offered by Colonel Evans Lloyd, was concluded on Monday night, at the Gallows Point, Beaumaris, the 3cd Anglesey and the Carnarvon batteries meeting, the Cheshire having fired at New Brighton on Saturday. Owing to the targets being wrongly placed, there was considerable delay in starting the competition, Carnarvon commencing firing at half- past six, two hours behind the time fixed. They fired their eight rounds—four of shell aad four of shot— within 15 minutes 30 seconds, making one direct hit and another which was questioned. The performance of the Anglesey detachment owing, it may be, to the in- different light, was disappointing, seeing that they were on their own range. In point of time they beat the Carnarvon by 2tnin. 30seca., and made it is believed one direct hit. The time is believed to be the quickest in the (omr eti ion. CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The 37th annual exhibitien of this society was opened on Friday in Toft Park, Knutsford. The weather was miserable, rain falling all day. Knutsford is inconveniently situated, and the train arrangements were defective. In addition to this an alteration in the arrangements of the show, by which cattle and horned stock are to be exhibited on the second day, materially affected the attendance. The great attraction was the cheese classes. Very little butter was exhibited, but the quality was particularly rich. The judges for farms and cottages sent in thoir awards, and they gave the first prize for a resident tenant principally dependent on farming, and farming not less than 150 acres, to Mr Henry Sanderson Wallerscote, Northwich, and the second pnze, for a farm not exceed- ing 100 acres, to Mr Charles Thornhill, Sandbach. There were also prizes given to agricultural labourers for the best kept cottages. A luncheon was held in the show ground during the afternoon, presided over by Lord de Tabley, president of the society. DEATH OF THE HON. T. J. WYNN.—The Hon. Thomas John Wynn, eldest son of Lord Newborough, and heir to the Newborough peerage, died of brain fever en Sunday, after a brief illness, at Glynllifon, his father's Carnarvonshire seat. The deceased was born on the 31st December, 1840, and was married in 1871 to Sybil Anna Katherine, eldest daughter of Mr Edwin Corbett, her Majesty's charge d'affaires for Central Africa, who survives him, and by whom he has a family of three children. He was on the commission of the peace for Carnarvonshire, and during his residence in the county manifested an active interest in all local matters. At the general election of 1868 he contested the borough in the Conservative interest against Mr Buikeley Hughes, the sitting member, polling 1,035 votes against 1,581 recorded for his successful opponent. It was thought that his political views had lately undergone considerable modification, and a requisition, which he declined to entertain, was, a few weeks ago, addressed to him by the Liberal committee, inviting him to contest the county in their interest against the Hon. Douglas Pennant, M.P. During his unsuccessfol electoral cam- paign he proved himself a speaker and politician of no mean ability, and his death, at the early age of 37, has evoked a real and widespread sympathy for the New- borough family, and will be deeply regretted by a large circle of private friends, and a still larger gathering of admirers of a promising public career so suddenly shortened. Out of respect to his memory, of the places of business and shops in Carnarvon, Pwllheli, and other places were partially closed on Monday. BIRKENHEAD EI-TEDDVOD.—The programme of the National Eiateddvod and Musical Festival to be held at Birkenhead, is issued. In the list of presidents are com- prised the Right Hon. Lord Aberdare, Sir Watkin Williams Wvnn, M.P., Mr G. O. Morgan, M.P., Mr D. Maclver, M P., Mr John Koberts, M.P., Mr John Laird (Mayor of Birkenhead), Mr A. B. Forwood (Mayor of Liverpool), and Mr John Hughes. The proceedings will extend from Tuesday, Sept. 17th, to Friday, September 20th, and there will be concerts on each day, the artistes being Madame Edith Wynne, Miss Mary Davies, and Mrs Maggie Jones Williams (sopranos); Madame Patey and Miss Martha Harris (contraltos), Mr Sims Reeves, Eos Morlais, and Mr W. Apmadou (tenors); Signor Foli, Mr T. J. Hughes, and Llew Llywfo (bass); Eos Mai (penillion singer); Mr Brinley Richards (pianist): Mr John Thomas (harpist); Mr W. Pearce (triple harpist); and Miss Maggie Jones and Mr J. Skeaf (accompanists). There will be a full orchestral band, led by Mr F. Duncanson; and the chorus forces will consist of the Birkenhead Cambrian Choral Society, conducted by Mr W. Parry. Among the more important works to be performed are D. Emlyn Evans's dramatic cantata, The Fairy Tribe," The Ark of the Covenant" (D. Jenkins), and Handel's Samson." Besides the work of the Eisteddvod proper, musical and other competitions, there will be meetings daily of the Cymmrodorion Society, who will discuss questions relating to mining, sanitation, and education. EDUCATION AND POLITICS.—The Schoolmaster, of Saturday last, remarks:—Education is becoming more and more conspicuous in connection with parliamentary proceedings. There is greater activity, among, the members of the House of Commons when the subject is under consideration. The attention will be greater when the members are occasionally recruited from the ranks of the educationists. One of the members of the school board for London has been accepted by a section of the Greenwich electors as a candidate at the next election. Mr Saunders has not a few of the gifts which go far to secure popular support. He has shown an intelligent interest in educational affairs which would make his presence in Parliament desirable were he to be equally active in S. Stephens. Miss Taylor (another of the good people who are interested in the work of the school) has been spoken about" for Southwark. And now there comes a whisper from Wales that one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools; may be among the chosen at the day of election. We extract the following from the Weekly Mail:—"Mr Morgan Owen, one of Her Ma jesty's Inspectors of Schools, a friend of Professor Rhys, of Oxford, made a capital speech the other day at Menai Bridge, and although he is a Conservative Churchman, Mr Henry Richard had the charity to say that whatever Welsh constituency honoured Mr Morgan Owen with its confidence would also confer an honour on Wales. I am afraid the member for Merthyr did not exactly realise, in the exuberance of the moment, that Mr Morgan Owen is a Conservative, with a weakness for bishops. It will be well, however, if Montgomeryshire, or some other Welsh county, should select Mr Owen, who is an edu- cated man, a capital speaker, and a representative Welshman of a good old stock." Whether the duties of a senator would be held to harmonise with those of aa inspector, we leave to the officials of the office" to settle. If the Department and the electors both combine to be willing, we ourselves shall add an approving- hear, hear In regard to Mr Owen's family, we may remark that they have been remarkably successful in life, and Wales has much reason to be proud of her son. Four brothers, which the Herald Vymraeg not long ago designated the talented four," now occmpy good posi- tions, to which they have raised themselves by their own talents and exertions. The Rev Elias Owen, M.A., a writer of some note, is the Diocesan Inspector of Schools for St. Asaph the Rev Elijah Owen, M A., is curate of Penmon, Anglesey and Mr T. Mergan Owen, M.A., is Her Majes y's Inspector of Schools for the counties .of Denbigh and Flint, and during his university career distinguished himself in several examinations, and carried off, amongst other distinctions, an open university prize, and took a first-class at his final examination. The fourth brother, the Rev T. W. Owen, M.A., vicar of St. Nicolas, Leicester, took high honours at "moderations" and finals," and was a scholar of his college. It may be mentioned that all four are staunch Conservatives. THE LATE SIR RICHARD BULKELEY.—The fund which is now raised for the erection of a iKemorial to the late Sir Richard Bulkeley, Baron Hill, Beaumaris, amounts to nearly £2,000. LIQUIDATIONS.—Robert Thomap, Bagillt, Holywell, grocer and provision dealer John Lewie, Farndon, Chester, joiner and builder John Ryder, Burleydam, Chester, provision aad corn dealer and market gardener. PROPOSED FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FOB CHESHIRE.—A meeting of the secretaries of several of the Association Football Clubs of Cheshire has been held at Nor hwich, for tbe purpose of arranging a. match between Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was agreed that a match should he played between the two counties at Crewe, on the lGth November, trial games to be in the meantime played at Macclesfield, Crewe, and Northwich, on Sep- tember 28th, October 5tb, and November 2nd. A dis- cussion also took place as to the desirability of forming a Football Association for Cheshire and it ended in a decision to establish such an association. A challenge cup will be provided but it is not probable that this will bo competed for before next year. CHESHIRE, SHROPSHIRE, AND NORTH WALES FARMERS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of the members of this association was held on the 20th inst. at the Royal Hotel, Crewe, Mr J. W. Latham in the chair. The balance sheet showed that from July 1st, 1877, to June 30tb, 1878, goods had been purchased (nett) to the amount of £26,649 17s leaving a gross profit of £951 10s there was stock in hand to the amount of .£1,315 12s 4d, the interest on capital was £127 17s Id, and the bonus to purchase and reserve 9s 7d, which, with other incidental expenses, made the expenditure altogether £961 6s 2d. The directors reported that the last year had been a quiet and uneventful one, as well as an unprosperous one for both agriculture and com- merce. The Chairman moved that a dividend of five per cent. be paid on the subscribed capital with a bonus of 2 1-10 in the £ on the purchase, and that a sum of £38 14s be carried to the reserve fund. Mr Byrd seconded the motion, which was carried. THE REV. JOHN EVANS (EGLWYSFACH).—The Rev. John Evans, who has been labouring amongst the Welsh Wesleyans in Liverpool for the past nine years, is about to leave for the London circuit. On Tuesday evening a tea party was held in the Shaw-street chapel, and a large meeting was held in the chapel at seven o'clock. Mr Thomas Owen (circuit steward) occupied the chair. The addresss was presented to the reverend gentleman by the members of the literary society; the members of the boundary-street chapel presented a pocket silver communion service and the lalies in connection with the circuit presented a very handsome atlas of the circuit towns, divisions, and stations, &c. In reply, the revereud gentleman said that there was no place that was dearer to bis heart than Liverpool, and at some future time he should be glad to return to them once more. After some poetic addresses hal been delivered, the meeting dispersed. The reverend gentleman's successor will be the Rev John Jones, better known as Vulcan." A SCOTCH VIEW OF EISTEDDVODAU.—The Glasgow Herald, in an article on the Menai Bridge Eisteddvod, remarks that the eisteddvod exists in Wales, partly, no doubt, because it trades upon an ancient renown which has long ago died in actual reality, but chiefly because it is positively the only opportunity ever afforded to the Welsh people of hearing great vocalists and musicians, and of seeing and hearing their local magnates. As a week of dissipation it is not only harmless, but very pleasant and amusing. When, however, we read of learned Q.C.'s and M.P.'s—two single gentlemen rolled into one, as George Coleman put it—speaking of the eisteddvod in its present form as a moans of elevating and educating the nation, and of developing its latent talent, it is impossible not to wonder whether these gentlemen would look at the matter in the same light in Westminster as in Menai Bridge. The old historic eisteddvod, which enriched the literature of Wales, is dead and gone. If they cannot revive its glories the Welshman of to-day might at least refrain from giving its honoured name to a mere spurious imitation of the departed institution.


















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