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"ONLY A TRAMP."
"ONLY A TRAMP." L written on an incident reported to have recently occurred in the city of New York. Only a tramp," despised and forlorn, Of earth he inherits but hatred and scorn. Only a tramp is the title he claims, In the deserts of earth, though heavenward he aims. Only a tramp," weak, weary, and worn, Fate doomed that he no living can earn. Only a tramp" now aged and sad, With no one to love him, none maketh him glad. Only a tramp on death river's shore, Over its waves soon, soon I'll be o'er." Only a tramp," a wreck and refuse, I Arrested for vagranoy's law to abuse. Only a tramp," with his judge he doth plead For life in a dungeon—for rest he doth need. -01 Only a tramp," to a dungeon he's led, But a vision of joy he espies overhead- ILugelic the form in the skies far above, Now beckons him home to the land of sweet love. Only a tramp," but in ecstasy wild, My wife he says, gaspiug, then lovingly smiled. What of thy wife ? She's in heaven," he sighs My wife and he staggers, now never to rise. A tramp was he ? Yea, and a saint in disguise His bride of young days called him homo to the skies. 4f A tramp nevermore on his pathway of woes, Bat a pair of bright stars in heaven's firmament glows. On midnight of grief burst the noonday so bright, And sorrow's sting ushered the heavenly light. Utica, N.Y. M.C.R.
"HUNGER NO MORE."
"HUNGER NO MORE." He fhat cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that frdliereth on Me shall never thirst."—John vi., 35. Hunger no more "-refreshmen, here For all who suffer want below Banger no more. then, be of good cheer," ADd smile through poverty and woe. Thirst no more "—Oh sweet word this To travellers through this dreary waste Stoop, thirsty one, receive the bliss Held out for weary ones to taste. .5 No more pain "-afflicted one, Hear what the Lord hath said to you Trust Him, and Pay Thy will be done And He will lead thee safely through. If No more tears "—ye mournful ones, I Your sorrow shall be joy; To sing the praise of Him who died, I Your sweetest notes employ. I will give rest"—ah fainting ones, Another promise blest; Come unto Me, ye weary, And I will give you rest." Oh! blessed words, from Book divine These promises are given 'To guide us on our pilgrimage, And lead us safe to Heaven. GIPSY. ♦
The Welsh Review for the present month has not quite so large a variety of articles as usual; but it is nevertheless an interesting number. In the place of honour we have the ever-readable Apolitical notes of the Duchess of Treorky." The illustrations of Will Morgan are admirably executed; that representing Gladstone "once again" at the helm will no doubt, as it deserves, be well-received. The sketch is full of interesting and suggestive inuendo, and the political situations are frequently hit off with much cleverness, Colonel W. W. Knollys contributes a good bio- graphical and critical sketch of the Duke of Cumberland "—the first of a series to be written 00. Royal Commanders in Chief." lerne is the title of a short but interesting piece of fiction contributed by F. A. Leonhardt. The article on Welsh places of interest includes notices with illustrations of Llandrindod Wells, Bettws-y-coed, Pwllheli, Carnarvon Castle, Conway Castle, and Jthuddlan Castle. The description of Llandrindod Wells is as follows Llandrindod Wells is in Radnorshire, and is one of the most healthily-situated watering plaoes in the United Kingdom, Ðr one may truly say in the world. It is positioned on a common 700ft. above the sea, and, although sheltered on the east side by an eviiiience that rises from 100ft. to 200ft. above it, "o other directions it has nothing higher than itself for several miles around. At the end of the seven. teenth century we first hear of Llandrindod as a health resort, and in 1696 we have the first reoord of the use of its springis for medicinal purposes. At this time Llandrindod was know simply as The Wells, Md two of its wells bore distinct names—Ffynnon- Jjlwyn-y-gog (the well in the cuckoo's grove) and JFfynuon-owm-y-gog (the well in the blacksmith's dingle). The spa grounds occupy a part of the com- fnon, and are laid out with walks. At the lower end are the springs, which are three in number, and may be classified as saline, sulphur, and chalybeate. Rheu- matism, dyspepsia, anaemia, affections of the skin, are the diseases which these waters are said to alleviate, and in many ca-ses actually to cure. The air is very bracing, and as there is nothing to do but take exer- cise, few people leave Llandrindod without experi- encing great benefit. Fifteen miles distant is IJanwrtyd Wells, which has two springs, chalybeate, and sulphur, and is making rapid advances in popular favour. The only fault that can be ascribed to it is that it is a bit too dull, but the valetudinarian will ttot mind that. August and September are the fashionable months, and then both Llandrindod and IJanwrtyd are crowded with visitors. However, there is ample accommodation, especially at the former place, and no one need despair of obtaining rooms. To Llandrindod Wells it was that Shelley was going, when, eighty years ago, he wrote:— Hail to thee Cambria for the unfettered wind, Which from thy wilds even now metbinks I feel, Chasing the clouds that roll in wrath behind, And tightening the soul's laxest nerves to steel. V. C. W. P. Jones gives a story of six chapters, which is chiefly remarkable for its brevity -whether this is an advantage or other it is difficult to say from the brief specimen the author has submitted for perusal. Then follow Studies of the Stage," Welsh Notes, (which contain some pertinent reflections upon the shebeening controversy raised by Mr Stead), and a short story of three chapters by Beefe Bedlorme. +
The following comprehensive editorial recently appeared in a Western newspaper: We begin the publication ov the Rocky Mountain Cyclone with some phew diphiculties in the way. The type-phounder- phrom whom we bought the OUtphit phor this printing ophis phailed to supply any epha or cays, and it will be phour or phive weex bephore we get any. We have ordered the missing letters and will have to wait until they come. We don't lique the idea ov this variety ov spelling any better than our readers, but mistax will happen in the best ov regulated phamilies, and if the cs and exes hold out we shall ceep (sound the c hard) the Cyclone whirling aphter a phasion till the sorts arrive. It is no joque to us; st is a serious aphair." Last week, during temporary insanity, Dr. Wm. Thomas Crew (37), of Nottingham shot himself in a railway carriage. His brother, Mr Robert Brown, proprietor of the Macclesfield Courier, stated in his evidence that the deceased had been affected by a love affair in connection with an actress at the Gaity Theatre, which he attended en the evening before his suicide. The Board of Trade returns for July and the aeren months terminating on the 31st ult. were published on Wednesday. The imports for July amounted to Y.33,497,585, an increase of JB673 474 as compared with the same month last year; while the exports for the month amounted to 919,463,597, a decrease of E2,481,515 as compared with the corresponding period of lunt year. For the seven months ended July 31 the imports amounted to A246,088,458, an increase of 1.œs,907 as compared wuu Lhe same period last yW; while the exports amounted to 2131,324,599, a deciease of A14,6S6,755 as compared with the jame month last year. Ma Dz COBAIN IN AMERICA..—A despatch from New York states that Mr Edward de Cobain, the ex-Member of Parliament, who fled from England to avoid arrest, preached a sermon at the Brooklyn Methodist camp meeting on Sunday, his identity being then unknown. The audience were much moved by a very earnest exhortation, but they were very much more moved when they discovered the name of their mentor. Mr De Cobain, it is aaid, arrived in the United States last May, having been travelling in France and Spain until then. He said he was preparing papers showing that he Jhad been the nstim of a plot on the part of th". Jritb police. (
THE WEEK'S NEWS.
THE WEEK'S NEWS. The result of the Central Finsbury re-count was the increase of Mr Naoroji's majority to five. The millionaire Vanderbilt is bavir g a new residence erected in New York. The cost is esti- mated at nearly £ 400,000. There were 92 failures in England and Wales gazetted last week. In the corresponding week of the previous year the number was 70. A baronetcy for Sir Archur Sullivan will, it is understood, be among the honours conferred before the present Government retires from office. Ann Collins, aged 58, wife of an iron.moulder, of 21, Laurence Putney-lane, city, fell from an omnibus in the Mile-end-road, and was killed on the spot. Cholera has appeared at St. Petersburg, and the wealthier inhabitants are said to be leaving the capital. Trade on the Volga is almost at a standstill. The first centenary of the massacre of the Swiss Royal Guards at the Tuileriea was celebrated at Lucerne last week by processionists playing funeral dirges. Mr and Mrs Gladstone returned to town from Hatchlands last week. The right hon. gentleman afterwards held a meeting of his chief supporters at Carlton-gardens. On Saturday the forty-eighth anniversary of the birth of the Duke of Edinburgh was cele- brated at Windsor, as usual, by the ringing of bells aDd firing of salutes. For attempting to wreck a train last week a young lad named Price, of Wolverhampton, was sentenoed to one month's imprisonment, with three years in a reformatory. The fishing schooner Emery reports that on Monday last eight boats, containing 16 men, were lost in the fog on the fishing grounds, and have not yet been heard from. The fighting in Morocco has resulted in the defeat of the Sultan's troops, with about thirty killed or wounded. Strong Moorish reinforce- ments are arriving at Tangiers. On Monday two young men named Hudson and Smith were out in a pleasure boat on the Medway, near Maidstone, when the little craft capsized Both the young men were drowned. A Paris despatch states that a bull fight took place at Nimea on Sunday, in the course of which six horses were disembowelled and two bulls killed. The audience numbered 20,000. Election petitions have been lodged against th- return of Mr Hexbam (C) for Hexham, against Mr W. H K. Redmond (P) for East Clare, and against Mr Fullham (A.P.) for South Meath. A telegram from St. Petersburg states that the Chinese troops stationed on the frontier of the plateau were ordered by the Russian expeditionary force to the Pamirs to retire, and they did so. Hr Edward Watkin is still very sanguine as to the ultimate results of his discovery of coal in Kent. One difficulty. however, is in the way-not less than M,000 will be required to sink the first shaft. Jane C.kebread, aged 60. the apparently irre- claimable drunkard, has added to her convictions by an appearance at Tottenham. She has ap- peared over 300 times before Metropolitan magis- trates. Lord Tennyson celebrated his eighty-third birthday at Aldworth House, Blackdown, near Haslemere on Saturday week, when he received a large number of congratulatory visits and messages. Owen Hannaford, a lad of seven, punished for a trifling offence by his parents at Kingsbridge, Devonshire, entered his mother's bedroom and drank half a pint of brandy from a bottle which he found there. He died in a few hcurs. At Manchester, on Saturday week, Thomas Ivison, a watchmaker and jeweller, was remand d on charges of criminally assaulting his own daughters, aged thirteen and sixteen respectively, the elder having given birth to a child and died. William M'Lean, described as an engineer, had a costly stolen kiss at Poplar. When he came before Mr Mead at the Thames Police-court, the magistrate inflicted a fine of 23, remarking, I must def nd respectable women from outrages of this sort." Strengthen and renovate the system by taking a course of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. It is unanimously admitted by all who have given it a fair trial, that there is no tonic preparation yet discovered zo unfailing and efficacious. See advt. in another column. On the arrival at Folingo on Sunday of the train from Florence the Italian Bishop of Folingo was found lying dead in a first-class carriage. There were several wounds in his head, and it is therefore believed that the prelate was murdered. On Sunday afternoon the body of an unknown woman was found in a ditch on the roadside at Northampton. The deceased had been wrapped in paper and put into a sack. When opened it was found that the head and one arm were missing; the body was clothed. SOMETHING NEW I-Persona suffering from nerv- ous weakness, depression, loss of energy, &c., may learn of a really bona-fide remedy; thoroughly re- liable and cheap, upon sending two stamps to Mr Herbert, 8, Shepherd's Place, Kennington Park, London, S.E. c480 The Local Government Board have sanctioned a resolution of the Bourne (Lincolnshire) Board of Guardians to allow an ounce of tobacco weekly to the men in the workhouse above 60. There are only two other Unions in which this has been sanctioned, one in Scotland and the other in Cornwall. While a number of pauper children were pro- ceeding last week from school to the Sunderland Workhouse, they commenced to pick and eat berries from laburnam trees. Twenty-four chil- dren were poisoned, four being almost in a state of collapse, but they were subsequently reported as all recovering. Leonard Manktlow, aged 20, a fisherman, was brought up at the Bromley Petty Divisional Court, charged with shooting and beating, with intent to murder, Hilda Wood, aged 16, and Edith Philbrick, aged 14, in a wheat-field, near Chisle- hurst, on Wednesday week. Further evidence having been given the prisoner was remanded for a week. Upon the recommendation of the Lord Chan- cellor, the Queen has approved of the names of the following gentlemen for appointment to the rank of Queen's Counsel:-—Mr James Perronet Aspinall, Joseph Watson, James Forrest Fulton, Abel Thomas, Charles Beilby Stuart Wortley, Herbert Parker Reed, and William Edward Davidson. DB. POLLARD SAYS OF SHKBMAN EXIPTDBK TREAT- MENT.—He thanks God and every other influence that determined him to try \t. All who want to get rid of Rupture and Trusses should send to J. A. Sherman, Hernia specialist, 64, Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English endorsements, post free, 7d. THE POBTMASTSR GENERAL AND THE SOBTERB. -At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Independent Labour Party (Manchester and Salford District) the following resolution was adopted" That this meeting of the Executive of the Independent Labour Party (Manchester and Salford District) hereby protests against the action of the Postmaster General in dismissing Clery and Choeseman from their employment as civil servants for non-compliance with an order requiring them to refrain from endeavouring to extract promises from any candidate for election to the House of Commons with reference to their duties and pay,' such action of the Postmaster General being an illegal, unjust, and unwarrant- able interference with the liberty of the indi- vidual, and against the best interests of the coim- munity." HOLLOWAY'S PILLS.—In cases of chronic in- digestion, disordered liver, and general debility, these Pills are wonderfully effective. They indeed have so general and powerful an effect on the whole system that they clear away or ward off most of the ills that flesh is heir to. They cleanse the bowels, purify the blood, correct the bile, give tone to the stomach, excite a healthy appetite, produce sound sleep, and impart increased energy to both mind and body. The admirable properties of these far-famed Pills are too highly appreciated to require any encomium here, as they are resorted to by rich and poor of every nation. The cures they effect are not temporary or imperfect, but they bring about a marvellous and most beneficial change throughout the entire body, and enable it with renovated powers to resist the approach of aU future attacks*
WEEK'S NEWS CONTINUED.
WEEK'S NEWS CONTINUED. Forty-five persons have been drowned by the running down of a pleasure steamer off Helsing- fors. During the holding of the fete of St. Alfonso, a mortar, charged with dynamite, burst, killing 11 persons and injuring 32. The Unionists of Midlothian have resolved not to oppose Mr Gladstone's return, when he is called upon to form a new Government. The Church Defence Institution have arranged a National Church Sunday to be observed in all parts of England and Wales, on October 30. Shocks of earr> quake were experienced last week at Coblenz, Ems, and Weisbaden. At Cob- lenz buildings were shaken, but there were no fatalities. A pauper belonging to the Chester Board of Guardians recently died, and subsequent in- quiries showed that she was worth at the time of her death no leas than 1700. A woman was apprehended at Shepherd's Bush, West London, on Tuesday, on a charge of at- tempting to murder her daughter, six years old, by throwing her out of a train late on Monday night. A peerage has been conferred upon Lord Shand, member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and a knighthood upon Mr Forrest Fulton, Q.O., Common Serjeant of the City of London. On the 6th inst. there were 4,123 cases and 2,493 deaths in the whole of Russia. It is esti- mated, from official daily bulletins admitted to be incomplete, that up to August 1 there had been upwards of 25,000 deaths from cholera in Russia. During some excavations at Bishops Stortford last week a greit quantity of earth fell, burying two workmen. Prompt measures were taken to rescue them, but when dug out one of the men was dead, and the other was in a very exhausted condition. On Tuesday, at Berne, the Swiss Federal Council, at a meeting, ordered the decree to issue for the immediate expulsion from Swi, zerland of an Anarchist named Guibert, who has more than once avowed himself a staunch disciple of Ravacbol. A Clergy Pensions Committee, with Bishop Lfgge as president, has been formed in the diocese of Lichfield. The Committee start with a capital of X2,000, but it is anticipated that this amount will be largely increa&ed when the scheme becomes more generally known. Information has just reached Mold of an alarm, ing outbreak of measles and scarlatina in the little v llage of Gwernymyndd. The maladies have spread among the inhabitants with great rapidity, and intense excitement prevails. Over 100 people are at present, affected, and seven deaths are reported. Lord Salisbury, in addition to his public anxi- eties, is at present (says the World) a victim to domestic worries. The Queen has again offered him the dukedom which he refused in 1887, and now again he wishes to decline it; but Lady Salisbury and several members of the Cecil family are most anxious that he should accept it. MR PRITCHARD MORGAN'S DOLOELLEY ESTATE. —It is understood that, through the intervention of friends, arrangements have been made to pre- clude the forced sale of the Bryntirion estate, the Doloelley property of Mr W. Pritchard Morgan, M.P. Part of the mortgage has been paid off, and the balance will be paid in December. A principal mansion on the estate will be converted into a I.tlge hotel and boarding-house, and parts of the estate will be let on building leases. RELICS OF WATERLOO.—A Dalziel's telegram from Brussels, dated August 9, states:—Whilst digging near the field of Waterloo to-day, at the junction of the road to Charleroi and Nivelles, some workmen came across six skeletons, to which some threads of the English uniform were cling- ing, the buttons bearing the number 15." The remains seemed to be those of young men, to judge from the teeth in the skull, and they each bore bullet wounds, showing how they had met their death. »
WHAT THE NEW ROUSE OF COMMONS…
WHAT THE NEW ROUSE OF COMMONS IS LIKE. THE RED HAIRED PARLIAMENT. Upon a big night, that which will strike the eye of the studious colourist in the complexion of the new House of Commons will be the very large number of red-haired members it contains. Macaulay would, I am sure, have sent it into history as the Red-haired Parliament. There is no mistake about the richness and the ripeness of the hue. It permits of no qualifying blends. The happy owners are utterly unable to plead even a strong blonde or a light carrot; or yet prate proudly of a descent from the Vikings, or derive a family origin in the breasts of Queen Boadicea. What they have to show is a distinct, unmistak- able, unblended,thoroughly honest, and unequivo- cally out-and-out brick top. The most startling example which the new House of Commons has to show sits, very appropriately, upon the Irish benches. This is veritably a beacon light. It might, indeed, be looked upon by Mr Gladstone as a happy augury, as implying the harbour light of Home Rule blazing in the distance. Nor does it, thanks to the generosity of nature, blaze alone. High tonsorial art has been drawn into operation with astounding and impressive results. Seen in the effulgent giare of this wonderful legislative binnacle lamp, the pale gold of Mr Justin M'Carthy's well stroked beard is dazzled into a sickly white, while the dark skin of Mr Timothy Healy passes into a blue shimmer. Upon the Tory benches may be seen no fewer than three bright polls, prophetic, no doubt, of better fortunes to the Unionist cause when next it is submitted to the crucible of tbe ballot-box. So, for the information of the historian of the future, the new Houee may be conveniently labelled the Red-haired Parlia- ment. Another feature of the new House of Com- mons that will kindle varying emotions in the breast of the enlightened investigator is the curious and rather alarming manner in which coincidence has repeated faces. Several of the men who made themselves terrors in the late House have been sent back in the faces of gentle- men who, it may be piously hoped, will keep their lineaments green, but nothing else. For instance, there is Mr F. Edwards, the new Gladstonian Member for Radnorshire, who repeats the late Mr Cunninghame Graham in his expression, as well as in the cut of the beard. This is sufficiently alarm- ing. Let us hope Mr Edwards may assimilate himself no nearer to his vanished prototype. Then there is a Mr Bodkin,who having smote the valiant last of the O'Kelly's hip and thigh, has taken up and will bear the fardels of North Roscommon. Mr Bodkin bears an appalling resemblance to the affable Chief Ministerial Whip. Not, of course, that the House as-a whole could possibly complain, upon social and personal grounds, of having Mr Akers-Douglas multiplied. It is at present too early to speak with un- challengeable accuracy of the intellectual scaling- weight, or the claims to eloquence, of the new House. But to the unaided eye it appears to be a House of average good looks, senatorial attire, and gentlemanly deportment. Some of the new mem. bers are very nice-looking, and, of course ex- cellently dressed. This is particularly the case with the military recruits. The Universities, beginning too, with Eton and Harrow, have sent two more men to Westminster—viz., 245-than they mustered in 1886-viz., 243. It is again a. lawyers' Parliament, as more than a sixth of the Commons belong to the Bar, though a large pro- portion are briefless, and may turn out to be brainless as weU. The joumalist register haa gone up to 40, while the army is represented by 42 members, and the navy has sunk to two—Admiral Field and Commander Bethell. The new members seem to be greatly charmed with their quarters, and the manner in which they forage for curiosities, and gaze upon them and peer into lobbies, and ask questions about the dining-rooms, and skid up and down the terrace, or try to engage Mr Chamberlain, Mr Balfour, Mr Labouchere, and Lord Randolph Churchill in conversation, is pleasing to the palate, and must also be very flattering to those eminent men themselves. In the Upper Bouse there is, of course, no change, and the debate which opened on Tuesday upon the vote of No confidence" shows Ministers in each Chamber precisely as they were before the dissolution. Mr Balfour, for one, seems to have found the late campaign conducive to his health; and in the face of Lecd Salisbury there Is little of a broken heart to be sees.
WALES AND WELSHMEN.
WALES AND WELSHMEN. Mr David Williams, under-manager of a colliery at Treherbert, Rhondda Valley, was killed on Saturday by the fall of a roof. A plivate inquiry into the recent serious railway accident at Penmaenmawr was held on Saturday by Major Yorke, representing the Board of Trade. The annual meetings of the Baptist Union of Wales are to be held at Carnarvon on the 15th, ltitb, 17tb, and 18th inst., not in September as has been inadvertently stated. In connection with his presidency of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, at Rhyl next tnont t, the Lord Mayor of London will pay a visit to C r- narvon Castle as the guest of Sir J. Pulestoo, the constable. In a rush of people at Llandudno on Monday night, to see a vessel which was in distress near the Little Ormeshead, Robert Whalley, a gardener, of Manchester, was knocked down by the lifeboat waggon and killed. The annual coaference of the clergy and laity of the diocese of St. Asaph, presided over by Bishop Edwards, is to be held at Bala on September 13 and 14. The opening sermons are to be preached by the Bishop of Chuster in English, and by the Rev Daniel Jones, vicar of Lampeter, in Welsh. In the Chancery Division, on Thursday week, Mr Justice Kekev. ich had before him a motion dealing with the copyright of The Autobiography of Edward Lerd Herbert, of Cherbury." The plaintiff, Mr Sidney Lee, in 1886 prepared a library edition of the book for Mr J. C. Nimmo. Mr Nimmo sold the copyright subsequently to Mr W. W. Giboings, who in May last announced a smaller edition of the work from which the preface, the introduction, and other parts, were omitted. The name of the plaintiff was given as author and the date as 1892 and the motion was to restrain defendant from issuing the work as the work pre- pared by the plaintiff. His Lordship, in retming the motion, said plaintiff's remedy consisted in an action for damages for libel if his reputation wa, affected by the action of the defendant. A WELSH TOWN ON SALE -Messrs Dew and Son, of Bangor, on Tuesday commenced in the Town Hall, Portmadoc, a four day's slIle of the freehold property and chief rents, in all 52 i lots, belonging to Mr Roche. The estate comprieef. nearly the whole of the town of Tremadoc, together with a large number of shops and houses iu Port- madoc and several outlying farms. There was a large attendance, and Wednesday's lots, which included a number of chief renta at Portmadoc, realised a good figure. Messrs Breese, Jones, and Casson are the local solicitors fer the vendor. Loss OF THREE LIVES AT A COLLIERY.—As the night-workers were leaving No. 2 pit,Clydach Vale, Rhondda, owned by Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., on Wednesday morning, a serious accident occurred resulting in three men, named Evan Husrhes, John Rowlands, and Thorns Owen, being killed. Th deceased were clearing the sump at the bottom ol the pit, when a stone arch fell, and precipitated them into the water in the snmp. When taken out two of the men were found to be dead. Hughes lived for half an hour after being taken out of the pit It is stated that the arch had been found t< I be dangerous, and that masons had been instructed to repair it on Saturday, but failed to keep the appointment. The pit was only opened ten months ago. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The National Eisteddfod at Rhyl promises to be a great success in every way. The date has now bten definitely fixed for the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9 b of September. Among ihe distinguished visitors some member of the Royal Family and the Loi c Mayor of London are expected. The number of competitors for the various prizes amounts to ovet 4,000, which, we believe, establishes a record." The concerts will be of the usual high charade., [among the artists expected being Miss Macintyre, Itliss Maggie Davies, Miss Eleanor Rees, Mr Ben Davies, Mr Frangoon Davies, and Mr Norman Salmon. The Bangor Choral Union, under the leadership of Dr Roland Rogers, has been engaged for one of the concerts. WALES NEGLECTED BY THE WESLEYANS.—The Rev John Hughes, Wesleyan Minister of the Man- chester Welsh circuit, has issued a strong protest. against the treatment of Welsh minillters and Welsh Methodism at the hands of the Conference officials. He complains that seldom is a Welsh minister placed upon the Connexional committees, though in these committees almost every year important resolutions affecting Welsh work are discussed and settled. The regulation requiring Welsh candidates for the ministry to preach two trial sermons.one in Welsh and another in English, he considers a great injustice, as it may happen that a candidate from Wales may never have heard, much lesa preached, a sermon in English. Through the action of the secretary of the northern branch of the Examination Committee, which met at Didsbury in July, he says the most promising young man Welsh Methodism has produced for a long time has been lost to the ministry. Through these acts, he declares the Welsh are being alien- ated from Methodism. MEETING OF WELSH LIBERAL MEMBERS.—The Welsh Liberal members held a meeting on Wednesday and re-elected Mr Stuart Rendel as chairman. Mr Arthur Williams resigned hie position as one of the secretaries. He wa succeeded by Mr J. H. Lewis, and Mr D. A. Thomas was re-appointed as the other secretary. On the motion of Mr T. Ellis, seoonded by Mr Bryn Roberts, a resolution was carried expressing renewed determination to support the Home Rule Bill; emphasising the fact that Wales, for the fourth time and by even more striking and over. whelming majority than heretofore, has declared its convictions in favour of Welsh disestablishment and dieendowment; rejoicing that the Liberal party is now in a position to redeem the pledge given by the National Liberal Federation that that measure should be the second object of Liberal policy; and finally expressing a deter- mination to spare no effort to seoure the adoption by the present Parliament of a measure for the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales. Mr Rendel is to place the resolution before Mr Gladstone. A CURIOUS WELSH WILL CASE.—The suit of Keen v. Edwards, referred from the High Court of Justice for trial at the City of London Court, came again before Mr Commissioner Kerr last week, by adjournment. Mr Cripps was counsel for the plaintiff, and Mr Olam for the defence. The action was brought by Mr W. B. Keenn, trustee of a bankrupt printer's estate, against Mr Evan Vincent Evans for 224 19a as secretary and a member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodo- rian, and for .£62 4s as secretary of the National Eisteddfod Association, of which Sir J. Puleston was treasurer, and a large number of Welsh gentlemen members of the executive committee. The defendant admitted that the work was done, and the case was adjourned for the purpose of adding the whole of the members of the two associations as defendants, and this had now been done. The defendant said at the former hearing that the defendant companies had a counter claim for .£200. Mr Cripps now said that the defend- ants had agreed to a verdict against them on terms which it was not necessary to make public, and there was to be a judge's order against them if neqpssary. WESLEYAN METHODISM IN THE SOUTH WALES I)ir.TitiCT.-Several members are returning to former circuits, and will be heartily welcomed by them. The chairman (the Rev. T. Morgan) goes to Brynmawr for the third time; the Rev. J. Morris Owen returns to Merthyr after an absence of only three years, and the Rev. Perer Jones comes back to Cardiff. The Rev. Thomas Manuel, assistant secretary of the district, goes to Peny- graig, which place the Rev. A. C. Pearce is com- pelled to leave by the exigencies of stationing, much against the wishes of the circuit, in order to undertake the superintendency of Llanidloes, whieh is, practically, a billingual circuit. Mach- ynlleth has a doable change, the new ministers being the Revs. John Roberts (0) and J. Row- lands (A)—both good preachers. The Rev David Morgan, who has been on the sick list" for two I years, but is now restored to health again, takes charge of Aberayron. The Rev. Pater Jones (C) returns to the "North," and his place at Mountain Ash will be filled by the Rev. Hugh 0. Hughes, of i Llanidloes. The Rev. D. Williams (" Dewi Mai of Porth, effects a simple exchange" with the Rev. R. William Jones, of Dowlas. The Rev. Henry Pritchard becomes a supernumerary for one year, bat will still reside at Tjefbgiwys, with a anpyly to assist him.
J AGRICULTURAL NOTES.
J AGRICULTURAL NOTES. Six days of corn-cutting in the present week will make a satisfactory commencement of harvest. Formerly the corn crops were usually secured in five or six weeks, according to the weather, and hard- working week3 they were, so that after sunset the light of the harvest moon was often borrowed at critical times till far into the night. At the present time the use of machinery has shortened the period of harvest and lessened its risk. If the tun shines in a customary manner, so as to harden the grain, new corn will be brought to market next week, and the earliest trustworthy opinions of the yield and quality of the crop may soon be formed, the threshing machine affording a truer index of the yield than all those prophetic guesses which are every year in- dulged in. The English harvest is of cereals, and hot weather is needed tor itsgrtateat success, with a less obscured sun than we have had lately. The prove: bs that are seasonable just now among Continental farmers do not obtain with us and would not suit our situation. The grape-growers all desire rain in August to en- large the berry. Italians say, A wet August never brings dearth"; the Portuguese affirm that August rain gives honey, wine, and saffron"; and it is proverbially said by the French and Spanish, When it rains in August it rains houey and wine." The English farmer had his quantum of rain in July. It rained turnips fur him last month, and he now needs hot sun to harden the corn. Four weeks' harvest is enough for all parties. If it be more the farm suffers from the delay of other work, and the labourer tires of the long hours and wishes to wind up the farming on his own plot at home. It is satisfactory that the sheaf-binding reapers are everywhere making good work. Binders are becoming general, and we have seen them during the we=k leaving behind them neater sheaves than those which were not machine-cut. The important problem of binding with string instead of wire has been satisfactorily solved, and, except the coat of the string, the only drawback in the use of the self- binders is their failure to discriminate between ripe corn and green weeds, binding both together and thus delaying cartage till the green crop has become hay. The Central and Associated Chambers of Agricul- ture have organised a good movement for the exten- sion of co-operation among farmers for the purchase of larmiDg requisites. In this country there are few co-operative societies; in France there are many, and, although a country of small farmers is more urgently in Leed of such associations than our own, experience has shown that even English farmers would do well to act in combination. The reports of the chemist of the Royal Agricultural Society show adulteration of manures and feeding stuffs still finds victims, while extravagant prices are often charged. The Chambers of Agriculture might perhaps be use- fully employed in connection with a grievance noticed last week—the overcharges of butchers in the sale alike of English and frozen meat. Lord Spencor was hardly posted up to date when he spoke lately of the improved prospects of farming. There is a decided reaction in a contrary direction. A short time since stock farmers were, at any rate, doing well. They have now shared in the reverses of corn growers, owing te the reduced price of meat and of store stock throughout the country. At the Metropolitan Meat Market the top prices per stone (RIb) of beef aud mutton are 4 4d and 5a, while the reduction in the price of sheep at this year's fairs compared with last has been 10s to 158 per head. The farmer's capital has assuredly shrunk this year. He is the goose that lays the golden eggs, for the time at least, but we have been so often told that the consumer is killing the goose, aud that no more eggs will be laid, that we cannot help hoping that, as heretofore, profits will return agaiu. Meanwhile the American corn-growers must be snffericg too, since they are corn growers only, and have not the advan- tages of a mixed husbandry enjoyed in this country. And yet we read in the American paper, the men who produce wheat for the next generation will be rich men." Wheat is to be the wealth-maker of the future, since the consumption of this cereal has over- taken its production, and there are no more Govern- ment acres to subdue for its production, while the world increases its consumption 30,000,000 bushels of wheat a year. At the annual sales of rams held recently Shrop- shires proved the favourites, prices at a leading sale ranging from 10 guineas to 70 guineas. Cotswolds are next in favour, Mr Game's fifty shearling rams having let and sold at an average of ^611 19s 4d. At Mr Albert Brassey's annual sale of Oxford Downs the ram lambs marte an average of iill 71J 8d. Hamp- shire Downs are depressed, Mr John Barton's eighty- nine ram lambs only makinir six guineas each. The price of store sheep at the later fairs has improved, prices advancing 2s to 3a at Weyhill as compared with Overton. The fiity-fourth annual show of the R.A.S. will be held at Chester next year, when Cheshire cheese will be prominent, and a champion prize of .£100 will be given for the three best Cheshire cheeses in the show, and numerous other prizes for cheese of various kinds, and a champion prize of .£10 for the best dairymaid. A prize of J620 is also offered for the best sheep- shearing machine. Butter-making in this country, says Professor Long, has become a poor business. A factory for butter-making has just been closed, though the price paid for the milk was only 51-d per gallon. The price 2 obtained for the butter sold in small quantities was Is 3d per pound, and the bulk was sold at a great deal less. As the milk was not superior, three gallons would be required to make a pound of butter, costing Is 4 £ d., besides labour and all other charges. If the skim milk could have been sold at lid a gallon matters might have been different, much of the success of a butter factory depending on the utilisa- tion of the skim milk.
MR. BUCKLEY'S OTTER HOUNDS.
MR. BUCKLEY'S OTTER HOUNDS. On August 2nd, the meet was on the Banw, a little above Llanfair-Caereinion, and the hounds were laid on by Neyodd Bridge. The drag for about three miles up the stream was cold, but further on freshened up, and on reaching the swamp near Berth farm became very fresh after trying one or two ditches the hounds went away at a great pace, and before anyone could get up to them had run into their otter, a 12ilb one. Whilst they were "breaking him up," two or three of the old hounds were busy in the stream, where they had just run into and killed, and the rest of the pack joining them soon showed that another otter was afoot. Taking the line down stream for a short distance they checked, and though a cast up stream was made, failed to carry the line on. They were then called off the stream, and a cast round the swamp was tried, when a couple of old hounds were heard throwing their tongues freely some little way down the river. They were soon joined by the rest of the pack, and away they went in full cry through the thicket and up a steep bank. Turning down, they took the line through the end of a thick cover to the river side here they were at fault, and so the master lifted them for about a couple of hundred yards down stream. They at once picked up the line again, and went away at a great pace through the thick wood for about a quarter of a mile, and then down to the river again. This time they had come to a rather large and difficult pool, and so were allowed to work it thoroughly; but as soon as it became evident that the otter was not there they were once more lifted down stream for some way, because it was feared that she was making her way to a deep pool near Llanfair, where it would have been almost impossible to have killed her. Picking up the line once more on the bank, they ran it up to a holt under a tree. After a short delay the terriers bolted their otter, and she made her way down the pool, and then out and up the hill into the wood. Some little time elapsed be- fore the hounds were well on, but then went away at a great pace through the wood, which was so thick that no one could follow; however, they over-ran, and the otter doubled back, and running through the wood went to ground in a large rabbit burrow. As soon as the hounds had been whipped off the terriers were put in, but for some time were unable to force her out; at length, however, one of the hunt saw them at the entrance of the burrow—terriers and otter—so mixed up together that it was with much difficulty he pulled them out and into the water. After affording good sport in the pool, she made her way out at the lower end and into the wood again; but this time soon returned to the river and entered the holt, where she was found at first. Being turned out of this by the terriers, she swam the pool up and down once, and then took to the wood again, but had not run very far when the whoo-whoop" of the master proclaimed to those who had remained by the river that the hunt waa over. She proved to be a 13tlb. otter, and made up the total of kills by this pack this season t) eleven. The huntsmen then made their way < Dolgead, the residence of Mr Bowen, whose ho tility was much enjoyed by all. VENATOR.
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Ox W^LNKSDAY, AUtfUV-' ITtk, CHEAP DAY UUSIO TI i will bo issued to S i • StiL ivY as o;<«• Third Cia-s c s f'ir ttie Double Journey. Starting from 9 -1 a, m. Pa-nfyH>.vr, 9.10 a.m.; Tylwcb, >V.3" n L! "id' -e$, b'j .m, or 9.37 a.m.; Doiwon, ,i.=-) Ii. r 9 42a.m. Llar ainam, 7.0 a.m. or 9 49 s u. iuai L^ae, 7.« r -r. ->r 10.5 a.m. Fare, 43. Newtown, 7 15 a.m. or a.m. S 55 a.m. Fare, 3s 3d. Abermule, 7.23 or 10 30 a.m. Fare." 9d. Montgomery, 7.3- m. or 10.30 a.m. Fare, 28 6d. Forden, 7.38 a.tu, r 10.50 a.m. 2s 3d. Passengers return by Ordinary Train leaving General Station, Shrewsbury, at 8.50 p. in., same day. ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH, A CHEAP EXCURSION TRAIN will leave the undermentioned Stations for SHREWSBURY as under Third Class Fares for the Double Jcurney. Starting from Rh y«der, 7.10 a.m.; Pantydwr, 7.25 a.m.; Tylwch, 7 35 a m Lianidloes, 7.45 a.m.; Dolwen, 7.50 a.m. Llandinam, 7.55 a.m.; Moat Lane, 8.10 a.m. Fare 4s. Newtown, 8.20 a.m.; Kerry, 8.0 a.m. Fare, 3s 3d. Abermule, 8.30 a OJ. Fare, 2s 9d. Montgomery, 8.40 a.m. Fare, 2tt 6d. Forden. 8.45 a m. Fare, 2s 3d. Passengers fo. all Stations return by train due to leave Coleham Goods Yard,Shrewsbury, at 10.15p.m. Notice of Returu.-Toe Excursion Train on Thurs- day, August 18th, will arrive and depart from the Goods Yard at Ool-tham, and Passengers must return to the place at which they alight, as they cannot return from the General Station. ON MONDAY AUGUST 22ND, 1892, a Cheap Fast EXCURSION will be run to Machynlleth, Aberdovey, Borih. Towyn, Doleelley, BARMOUTH and ABERYSTWYTH, at the following times and fares:— Third Class Fares for Double Journey. Machynlleth Barmouth (for Corris Aberystwyth Times of Railway). Borth, Aber- Starting. dovey. Towyn, From a.m. and Dolgelley. Oswestry 7 10 k Llanymynech 7 20 } 2s. 9d. 3s. Od. Welshpool 7 45 ) Newtown S 10 > „ n ttJ Moat Lane 8 25 J 6CJ- 2A-9A' Cemmes Road 9 10 2s. Od. Ab'stwyth Barmouth > Is. 6d. Machynlleth dep. f Borth ) for Borth.Aber-( q ► ) Aberdovey .Is. ystwyth, Aber- ( i Towyn Is. 3d. dovey, &c. ) Dolgelley .2s. Children under three years of age, Free; above three and under twelve, Half-price. Passengers return the same day as follows:-Bar- mouth 5.50 p.m.; Dolgelley 5.20 p.m.; Towyn 6.18 p.m. Aberdovey 6.25 p.m.; Aberystwyth 6.25 p.m.; Borth 6.35 p.m.; Machynlleth 7.12 p.m. CHEAP EIGHT DAY RETURN TICKETS will be issued on August 19th and 20th from the principal Stations on the Cambrian Railways to the above- named Watering Places. For further particulars as to Fares see other Hand- bills and Tourist Programmes. EXCURSIONS TO LAKE VYRNWY. CHEAP DAY RETURN TICKETS, including RAIL and COACH, will be issued to LAKE VYRNWY, on every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, in JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER, 1892. Time of Starting and Fares for the throughout journey, as under- On Saturdays, from Welshpool 11 40 a.m., Mondays or Thursdays. 7 50 a.m. Fare, let class 6/6, 2nd 5/9, 3rd 5/. Forden 10 50 a.m., Montgomery 10 40 a.m. on Saturdays, and on Mondays or Thursdays, Forden 7 38 a,m., and Montgomery 7 32 a.m. Fares, let class 7/6, 2nd 6/6, 3rd 5/6. On Mondays from Abermule 10 30 a.m., Newtown 10 52 a.m., Moat Lane 10 5 a.m., Llandinam 9 49 a.m., Dolwen 9 42 a.m., Llanidloes 9 37 a.m., and on Mondays or Thursdays, Abermule 7 23 a.m., Newtown, 715 a.m., Moat Lane 76 a.m., Llandinam 7 0 a.m., Dolwen 6 55 a m., Llanidloes 6 50 a.m. Fare, 1st class 8/6, 2nd 7/3, 3rd 6/. On Every Saturday & Monday during July, August and September CHEAP DAY EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to ABERYSIWYTH, BORTH, ABERDOVEY, TOWYN, BARMOUTH and DOLGELLEY, from Oswestry, Liaiifyllin, Welshpool. Montgomery, Newtown, Llanidloes, and intermediate Stations. The train will leave Oswestry at 8 10 a.m., Llanfyllin 7 35 a.m., Welshpool 9 0 a.m., Montgomery 9 15 a.m., Llanidloes 9 37 a.m., and Newtown 9 38 a.m. Passengero RETURN same day from Aberystwyth at 6 0 p.m., Borth 6 20 p.m., Aberdovey 6 20 p.m., Towyn 6 8 p.m., Barmouth 5 35 P.M., and Dolgelley 5 20 p.m. TOURIST TICKETS. Available for tsro calendar months), are now issued from the principal stations in England, and from all the principal stations on the Cambrian Line, TO ABERYSTWYTH, BARMOUTH, TOWYN, Aberdovey, Borth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Portmadoc, CRICCIETH, Pwllheli, Builth Wells, Rhayader and Brecon also from the principal Cambrian Stations TO PENARTH. TENBY, PEMBROKE DOCK, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd and Llangammarch Wells, Rhyl, Abergele, Llandudno, Carnarvon, Holyhead. Bangor, Southport, Blackpool, Buxton, Matlock, Lancaster, Morecambe, Windermere, and Lake District, Scarboro, Harrowgate, and &c., Isle of Man, Scotland, Ireland, &c. CHEAP 14 DAYS' TICKETS are also issued from the principal Cambrian Stations to Llandrindod Wells, Llangammarch, Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, BUILTH WELLS, Rhayader, and BRECON, and from the Inland Stations to ABERYSTWYTH, BARMOUTH, and other Coast Watering Places on Cardigan Bay. A WEEK AT THE SEASIDE-Cheap Return Tickets are now issued every Friday and Saturday, until 30th September, 1892, from Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Oswestry, Llanfyllin, Welshpool, New- town, Llanidloes, Builth Wells, Breoon, Machyn- lleth, and principal intermediate stations also from Glandovey & Portmadoc, to ALL WATERING PLACES on Cardigan Bay. NATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE FESTIVAL at the CRYSTAL PALACE, August 20th. "VENICE" AT OLYMPIA, 1,400 Performers. The most marvellous Show ever ypt organized in any country or age."—Vide Daily Telegraph. Olympia adjoins Addison Road (Kensington) Station. CHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to LONDON, On FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19th, 1892, as under. Third ClaBs Fares for the Double Journey. Time of starting from Glandovey, at 6 37 p.m. Machynlleth, 7 0 p.m., Cemmes Road, 7 12 p.m., Three days, 10s.; Five days, 16s. 6d. Llanbrynmair, 7 25 p.m., Carno, 7 42 p.m. Three days, 10s.; Five days, 16s. Caersws, 7 53 p.m., Llanidloes, 7 43 p.m., Dolwen, 7 50 p.m., Llandinam, 7 55 p.m., Moat Lane, 8 5 p.m. Three days, 9s.; Five days, 16s. Newtown, 8 15 p.m., Abermule, 8 24 p.m., Kerry, 6 55 p.m., Montgomery, 8 35 p.m. Three days, 9s.; Five days, 15s. Children under Three years of age, Free; above three and under twelve, Half-fare. Holders of these tickets are allowed 601be. luggage free at their own risk. PASSENGERS RETURN from London (Euston Station), at 10 0 p.m., on Monday, August 22nd, or 9 0 a.m. on Thursday, August 25th. ALFRED ASLETT, Secretary and General Manager. Oswestry, August, 1892. ¿ BASIC SLAG. SOLE AGENT- CORNELIUS MORGAN, THE CRESCENT, NEWTOWN. ma