THE MARRIAGE OF LORD BOSTON. I The marriage of Lord Boston and Cecilia Constauce, youngest daughter of the lato Honour- able Augustus A. F. Irby, of Hillingdoti Grove, near Oxbridge, took place at St. Nicholas Church, Redoor, on Thursday, the 13tb inst., at half-past twelve oolock. The ohurch was tastefully -orated with choice whi.1 flowers and primro"e,; II the Bel-vice, which was fully choral, was percr" by the Ron. the Rev. Llewellyn Irby, rector > '"histon, assisted by the Rev. G. A. Robins, lector Eccleston. The bride, who entered the <• iroh loaning on the arm of her node, Sir William Montgomery Cuninyhame, looked chamiim: in a lovely dress of white tiroche satin, the skirt and corsage being draped with fine Brussels lace (the gitt of the Dowager Lady Cnuinghame), whioh was caught, up with wreaths of orange blossom and lilies of the vallev. She also wore a small wreath of real orange blossom in ber hair, and her veil was fastened with m diamond star (the gift of the bridegroom). She was given away by ber mother, the Hon. Mrs Augustus Irbv, and was attended by foar brides- maids. the Hon. Winifred Irby, Miss Maud Irby, Miss Prowse, and Miss Percy Andersou, who wore most becoming dresses of yellow brocade trimmed with white crfpe de chine and primroses, and Braall togueo composed of moss and primroses. They carried bouquets of yellow roses and lilies of the nUey, and each wore a diamond swallow brooch, £ re;vnted by the bridegroom. Mr Lopes acted as eat man. After the ceremony the gnasts were received t at Hedsor by the Honourable Mrs Augustas Irby, the breakfast table and wedding cake being most beauti- fully decorated with white camelias and pink azalea, and later in the afternoon Lord and Lady Boston left for Cliveden, kindly lent by the Duke ot Westminster, to spend the first few days of the honeymoon, The bride's travelling dress was of electric blue cloth and velvet, trimmed with pasamenterie, and tailor-made jaoket to matoh; velvet hat and muff with fawn-coloured ostrich leathers. Owing to the marriage taking plaeo in the season of Lent, the invitations were limited, with very few exception,4, to the nearest relatives. The bride- groom's gifts to the bride included a sapphire and diamond necklaoe, pendant aud crescent, diamond star and dressing bag with embossed silver fittings, and amongst the numerous presents were a sap- phire and diamond bracelet, and diamond studs and I ,.k,, from the tenants on the Welsh estates, silver candelabra and tea service, and silver gilt oham- pagne jug from the tenants oa the English State., and silver top. and coffee service from the household and employes at Hedsor. DEMONSTRATIONS AT HOLYHEAD. The marriage rejoicings on the occasion of the oelebration of the nuptials of the Kight Hon. Lord Boston could hardly have been recognised in a more hearty manner at any of the many neighbourhoods in which his lordship is interested than it was at Holyhead. The three great events were the sub- scription bonfire at Brvn Luke, the second at Pickinhirnos, by Mr David Morgan, succeeded later on by the great blaze by M r trichard, J.P., at Gore, which attracted great attention. The first which had been arranged by the sub-oommittee of ten- ants—Capt. George Lewis, Messrs Thomas Roberh and Josiah Griffith-was a grand nooes. The three Holyhead brass bauds paraded the streets, and followed by a vast crowd proceeded to Bryu Luke, belonging to Lord Stanley's estate, on the New Chnrch-rcad. On a matoh being applied, almost immediately the whole country was illuminated by the magnificent bonfire made up of timber, tar, heatber, and other material colleoted together in a large heap. A large number of rockets and fire- works from Bryn Luke, the Coastguard Station, Trevor Dock, and other parts of the town were sent np, aud kept the neighbourhood lively from half- p' seven until a quarter past eight, and the dark- ness of the night being exceptional the effects of the difbreit colours were enhanoed. As the Bryn Luke boufirn flickered and exhausted itself, its successor at Pickinbirnos blazed up right cheerfully, and the youths bad a grand time of it, racing from Brya Lake, a distance of a mile and a half. Mr Morgan's fuel lasted a long time, and died hard,but not before it was again succeeded by a whole field of fire on the Gors hills, which flared up like a dozen haystacks. Mr Priohard having by a plentiful supply of paraffin, counter- tea t?. effect of the damp weather on the gorse, which blazed far away into the night, and was muoh admired by thousands of spectators. During the day rain bad fallen in torrents, and to a great extent militated against the success of many other fires, whioh were seen to be burning unsteadily at several farms at a considerable distance, includ- inv Tre Wilmod, Mynyddoelyn, in elevated positions of tbe surrounding district. In the town the popu. larity of Lord Boston was amply demonstrated by the illuminations in many windows, notably at Vio- toria House, where special gas had been erected. In London-road and the Newry and all the princi- pal streets of the town, a number of shops and private bouses made raids on the chandlers and oil stores, and the blaze of illumination was continued until a late hour, and this was by no meass con- fined to houses on tbe Boston Estate. The demon- strations proved a decided success. In our report of these proceedings last week we inadvertently omitted to mention that huge bonfiieB were lit on the following farms to celebrate his lordship's wedding, viz. Trewilmod (Mr Hugh Owen, tenant), Garregfawr (Mr W. H. Parry), Mynydd Celyn Mawr (Mr Robert Rowlands), Mynydd Celyn Bach (Mr John Owen), and at Twll. y-Clawdd (Mr R. Longfield Jones). Very large bonfires were lit at Tanrefail by Mr William Williams, and by Mr David Morgan, butcher, at Pekin House.
THE HAUNTED PITCHER. STILL IT STANDS ON THE OLD BTONE POST, DEFYING BUIUII IUIIDS TO MOVE IT About five miles from Aiken, B.C., on the Charles- town dirt road, and in eight of he railway, is a little place that was first christened Pole Cat, but afterwards changed to Montmorenoi, the French for that odorous little animal. Many years ago a young woman oame with her pitcher to draw a luoket of water from a well at Montmorenoi, and feet the vessel in the hollowed top of a stone post that some of the railway men had moved there. While drawing the water a flash of lightning came that struck the ohain to wbich the well-bucket was attached and the woman was killed in her traoks. Her remains were removed, bat the pitcher was left just where the dead girl had set it. To this day the pitcher remains in the same place, and so far from being removed it is said that no living band has ever toaohed it save its owner's, although near the side of the publio road. But the most wonderful thing is the superstition attaohed to the pitcher. There is an indescribable influence surrouuding it that prevents its touch. Hundreds of people have gone with the firm determination of lifting the pitoher, but when they approack it a strange repugnance comes over them and they hurriedly depart without carrying out the object of their vieit. One night a bully in the neighbourhood, while under the in- fluence of whiskey, made a hot with some friends that he would go and briug baok the pitoher. He left to do so, but soon returned as pale as a sheet and empty-handed. "Boys," he remarked, no person alive oan lay hands on that pitoher, and I wouldn't attempt it again for the whole of Aiken County." He refused to tell his exyerisnoe, at.d said he would not talk about it. Other parties have gone to see it, bat meet with the same repulsive feeliuge.-Athens. Ga., Banner.
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A WELSH NONCONFORMIST MINISTER FALSELY ACCUSED OF IMMORALITY. HEAVY DAMAGES. At the Chester Assizes, Mr A. L, Smith aud a jury were engaged the greater portion of three days in hearing an aotion for slander brought by the Rev. g. C. Mason, a Welsh Congregational minister, at present residing at Tanygriaiau, Featiniog, and lately pastor of the Congregational Church there, sued William Williams, a deaoon in the churoh, and Margaret Williams, his daughter, a widow, to recover the sum of 100 guineas aq damages for slander. Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q C., M.P.. with Mr Abel Thomas (instructed by Messrs Lloyd George and George, Criocietb), was for the plaintiff, and Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., with Mr F. Marshall (instructed by Mr R. O. Jones, Blaenan Festiniog), for the defendant. Mr ROWLANDS, in opening the case, said the plaintiff was a gentleman of 38 or 40 years of age. Up to the time of the events which were the sub- ject of the aotion the plaintiff's character had been such as entitled him to the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He commeooed life as a working collier, but improved himself so well during the first thirty years of his life that in the year 1881 be beoame minister of the Congregational Church at Penycoed, Monmouthshire. Four years later he received a oall to the Carmel Cotgregational Chapel, near Featiniog, and in Marco, 1887, was forced to take to hie bed in consequent of a serious illness. While in bed the female dofei-ilant attended his house to assist his daughter in the household work. Two years later, when it was announced that plaintiff, who was a widower, was about to be married, the defendants circulated a statement that he had assaulted Williams' daughter and Williams' niece, one of the statements being that Williams' daughter was afraid she was enceinte as the result, and the other that plaintiff only attempted an assault. An inquiry was held at the chapel, and as a consequence plaintiff was expelled. PLAINTIFF, in the course of his evidence, stated that Margaret Williams told the chapel committee that she had been very fond of him, and he had disappointed ber. When he asked Mr Williams why he had kept the alleged assault so quiet for two years, and bad continued to receive the sacra- ment at his hands, Williams replied thftt he did not believe the story, and added, You knew what a woman who is in want of a husband will do."In cross- examination, plaintiff admitted that at the inquiry held at Carmel a letter was read from a Mr Jones, of Birmingham, accusing plaintiff of having iuvited his (Jones') daughter to tea, and having attempted to assault her while in his house. He denied the truth of the contents of the lettei. He had never asked an influential member of his con- gregation to hush up this matter. He denied having ever touched either of the three young women men- tioned, but admitted that before he became a minister be was dismissed from the membership of Treherbert Chapel in consequence of the evidence whioh came out at the Assizes in connection with a oase in which a young woman was oharged with stealing from his bouse. Tbe resolution passed at the meeting of the committee of the oongregation was," That, after listening to the evidenoe, we find that Mr Mason is unworthy to be a minister and churoh member; and we find that Mrs Margaret Williams is also unfit to be a member on the same ground, but we maoh approve of her condaot in keeping back from the communion after what had ooourred." Evidence of the repetition of the slander by the defendants was called. Mr MORGAN LLOYD addressed the court for the de- fendants, urging that be should substantiate the oharge against the plaintiff, and contending that the statement of the charge by the male defendant was made in pnrsoanoe ot his duty in chapel to another deaoon, and was privileged. He also oom- meuted on the number of allegations against the plaintiff, adding that there must be some fire where there was so much smoke, aud that plaintiff was not a man of that unblemished character which had been claimed for him. The defendants were then placed in the witness- box, and EDWARD JONES, reoalled, deposed that de- fendant's family had written to him asking what dav he visited the plaintiff. Witness was not at Mason's house on April 9tb, the date upon which Mrs Williams alleged that he called while the assault was being committed upon her by the plain- tiff. Several other witnesses were oalled, and Mr MOMAN LLOYD again addressed the oourt, submit- ting that at the time Williams made the communi- cation to his fellow-deacon, William Roberts, he believed it to be true, and only mentioned it for the supposed benefit. and good of the caase at the chapel. Mr Rowlands replied at considerable length. His Lordship summed up, and the jury. after a quarter of an hour's absenoe, returned a verdiot for the plaintiff, finding that the statement of the widow was not true, that the privilege was abused, and awarding the plaintiffClOO damages. In the oase of the plaintiff against the nieoe, a nominal verdict for the plaintiff of 40s damages was taken.
RUTHIN BI-MONTHLY COUNTY COURT. Wednesday, before his Honour Judge Horatio Lloyd and Mr Roberts, registrar. The Hammer Fell.-Messrs Clongh and Co, Denbigh, sued Mr Hugo Fitzpatrick for t2 12s, being the value of a chair, &0., sold at a publio auction recently held. The defendant had paid £1 211into court, and objected to pay the remainder because he had not received the chair.—Plaiutiff Slid they were not bound to deliver the goods purchased, aud the goods were at the owners' risk once the hammer felt-The Judge: The hammer did fall, and the defendant must pay. DAMAGES TO A HOBeE FROM MIGHT. Samuel Owens, Rathin, was sued by William Hughes, PwOg?s, for £ 19 16s, being the amount of damage caused to a colt owing to it befng frigh- tened by an explosion at tbe iiynn yuarry on September 27th last. Mr Daviee, Rbyl, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Adams for the defendant. D. JONES, a horse-breaker, deposed to having oharge of the horse, and was passing the quarry on the day in question, when a man shouted to him, telling him to take care a shot was going to b6 fired. He dismounted and took the horse baok, and bad not gone passing two yards wben the shot went out: the horse leaped forward and fell ou its hind legs, and it sustained injury to its legs. He led the horse to a public-house hard by and returned to the quarry, told the man of the damage. He replied that it had nothing to do with him. He then asked why they did not give proper warning to passers by when shott were flrad. Cross-examined by Mr ADAMS: No one warned him before the man he meationed did. If three men swore that be remounted the horse after the accident they would be telling an untruth. The horse could not walk. DAVID Huonza, tbe owner of the horse, deposed to having seen the horse after the aooideat, and gpinjt to the quarry and visiting the place where the aooi. dent occurred. Mr SIMPSON, veterinary surgeon,Rathin,deposed as to the injuries the borse had sustained. He was suffering from open joint, and was put in slings. He was permanently blemished, and the injury bad deducted £10 from his value. Witness'jcbarge for attendance was £ 6 6s, which bad been paid. The injury might have beeu oaused by an ordinary aooident. JOHN JONES, Beacon's-hill, Denbigh, deposed to having beeu at work at the quarry that day, and he went to the road to warn any approaching people of the shot to be fired, and he heard John Williams shouting to the man it) charge of the horse that a shot was going to be fired. The man shouted at him, and did not turn the horse about. He had time to pass in safety. He saw the man get on to the horse's back afier the accident happened, and he made no oomplaint respecting the injury to the horse, JOHN WILLIAMS, Llaurhydd-street, deposed to having seen the last witness goiug down to the road to see if anyone was approaching,and seeing nothing he returned about three minntos before the charge went off. By the JUDGE William Jones went down to the road, and saw nothing on the road and returned. His HONOUR said it was a case of gross negligence if the man did not remain on the road to warn the public. JORK ROBERTS, Rhos-street, corroborated the evidenoe of the other witness, saying he oalled to David Joufts, telling him the shot was abont to be fired. He did not go to tell everybody, or he would be running up and down tbe rook all day (ImuRbter), His HONOUR said he thought the mac going to the road to warn the publio and returning three minutes before the shot waa fired was an idle ceremony, because 50 people might pass in that time. H« thought there was a clear case of gross negligence, and also thought that there was no con- tributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff, and therefore gave judgment for iel5 with costs.
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DENBIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Town Council was held at the Council Chamber, Town Hall, on Tues- day, when the mayor (Alderman T. J. Williams) presided over the following attendance Aldermen Thomas Gee and E. r. Jones, Councillors R. H. Roberts, W. D. W. Griffith, J. T. Hughes, Robert Owen, T. A. Wynne Edwards, John Jones, John Lloyd, and the town clerk (Mr J. Parry Jones). The Removal of the Soldiert.—The Town Clerk, having heard a rumour respeoting the removal of the military barracks fromWrexham, wrote to the Town Clerk of Wrexham asking whether the rumour was a correct one, and be received a reply saying there wafr no foundation in the report, but that there was likely to bu a removal at the Chester Military Dep6t. The South Wales Collieries Disitters.—Instructed by the Mayor, the Town Olerfc read a communica- tion received from the Lord Mayor of London to his worship re the South Wales oollieries disasters requesting the mayor to make an effort by estab- lishing subscription lists and promoting M1!pot,i"n. in the various churches and chapels of the neign- bourhsod to raise the £11.000 still required to pro- vide for the widows and orphans oaused by the reoent oollierv explosions.—The Mayor explained that be had already obtained a promise of the rector and the pastors and deacons of the several chapels to make oollections next Sunday. A subscription list was opened at the Counoiland at the banks. Alder- man Dr. Pierce sent up iEl Is to the fund. The Election of Auditors.—Amongst the bills brought forward for payment was one of £1098 6d, the cost of the recent election of two auditors. Alderman Thomas Gee remarked that he hoped before the next election of auditors the question wonld be put to the Local Government Board whether the Board's auditors could Dot audit the borough accounts. He noticed a sum of £1118 6d for polling clerk,which te considered too mach,and he thought the whole of the question of the'election sal- aries should be referred to a oommittee,to try if some reduotion could not be made. They had given in the County Council eleotion £1 Is to the presiding offioer and 10a 6d to the clerk. There were sad complaints respecting the election charges, and especially that of the School Board, which was £ 51.—The Tawn Clerk mentioned that he oharged nothing as presiding offioer.—Mr Griffith thought the eleotion of auditors was a monstrous absurdity to put the borough to suoh an expense for such a paltry offioe, and he wondered that such people could be found to put the borough to suoh ar^ expenditure.—Mr Gee proposed, and it was resolvsd, that the municipal and School Board election expenditure should be referred to a com- mittee to report.—The Town Clerk pointed out that the accounts had been officially taxed. Medical Officer's Report showed that during the past month 15 deaths had been registered, three of which were infants and Jour were aged 74, 72, 74, and 77 years respectively. Nine deaths had occurred at the asylum during February, making a death-rate of 27'58 per thousand of the population. Duriug the same period seven births had been registered, four males and three females, making a rate of 18'87. The Church House.—The Borough Surveyor, in his report, oalled attention to the fact that Dr Pierce had not submitted plans for the Council's approval of the new assembly rooms he proposes to build. The matter was not dis- cussed, on the Surveyor stating that he had written pointing out the omission to Dr Pierce.—The plans of the new church bonse, to be ereoted in the street off Vale-street leading to Park- strpet, were submitted and passed, on the motion of Mr R. H. Roberts, seoonded by Mr E. T. Jones. The Building Bye"alv8.-The Surveyor also oalled attention to a breach in the bye-laws made by Mr Geo. LI. Lewis, plumber, in ereoting a workshop over a yard at Hereford House, where he proposes to reside, not allowing snffioient open space in the back yard.—Mr Hughes asked whether that seotion of the bye-law referred to new buildings or to old ones in repair ?-It was considered that the present case was that of a new building.—Mr R. H. Roberts thought in that case there had been a wilful breaoh of the bye-laws.—Mr Hughes said the improve- ment did not interfere in the least with the publio rights. It was a great improvement, and he thought it a great shame on the borouab surveyor's part to bring little bits of things which should not be brought before the Counoil.—Mr Griffith eaid he entirely disagreed with Mr Hughes in his statement, and he would be very sorry to see an offioial of that Council snubbed in that manner. He thought the surveyor had done his duty-(bear, hearl-in bringing the matter forward. Here was an apparent breach of the byelaws which had been brought before them, and ;be thonght it not altogether right to snub an official in that manner. He bad done his duty in bringing it before the Conncil, and he did not merit it in any way (hear, hear).—The plans were passed. -The Surveyor asked, if anything of that sort ooourred again was he to report it to the Counoil?—Several members: Yes, certainly. The fiate.t.~The Clerk reported that a general district rate had been prepared and submitted to the Finance Committee for approval, whioh included a £100 for the lighting of Henllan and Denbigh lamps, which was iC50 less than last year. A shilling rate was not quite required, but would have to be made because of the diffioulty of dividing it.—Mr Roberts mentioned that several farmers were complaining of the high amount to which their dwelling-houses were assessed, and thought the sam was ridiculous.—Mr Griffith thought the sum unreasonable, and that the rate should be aisessed by the poor-rate and not as now, which was an old-fashioned manner of assessing the farm- honses. The Cemetery Rite.—The oemetery rate was 3d less in the £ than last vear, when it was 4d owing to a balance of £40 to £50 being against them and this year they bad a balance in hand 6f £50, whioh reduced the rate to a Id in the 9. The Borough Rate. —Theestimate for the borough rate inoluded R15 for the Market Hall and Assembly Room, and a Sohool Board preoept of ESOO. The estimate was higher tbau last year owing to the payment of £100 interest and principal on the loan for the Assembly Rooms of £1850, and the rate would be 4d in the 9, a half-penny more than last year. The Conservative Club.—The agreement between the promoters of the Conservative Club and the Council was ooncluded, the recommendation of a special committee being adopted. The County Buildings.—It was resolved that the town olerk should put the position of the Council before the County Council respecting the coanty hall. i
WELSH QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT. SUNDAY CLOSING IN WALES. In the House of Commons on Monday Mr Osborne Morgan inquired when the report of the Commission on Sunday Closing in Wales would be issued. The Home Secretarj.—The report has been signed by the chairman, and is now being signed by the other commissioners, some of whom are in the couutry. It will be in the printer's hands in about a week, and it is expeoted to be circulated shortly afterwards. > THE TITHES BILL. In the House of Commons on Monday Mr Stuart Rendel asked whether a day oould be named for the second reading of the Tithes Bill. Mr W. H. Smith. -1 am not able to name a day, but I hope to do so very shortly. Mr Stuart Rendel.-Will it be before Easter ? Mr W. H. Smilh.-Cortainlir. Mr Stuart Rendel,—In Easter week ? (laughter). Mr W. H. Smith.-Certainly bat I am not able to say exactly. Mr Smith added, in answer to Mr Osborne Moran, that be hoped, in view of the im- portance of the measure, members wonld be pie- pared to make some little sacrifice of convenience. Mr Campbell-Bannerman inqnired if the Tithes Bill would be taken before the Irish Land PmohaBe Bill was introduced. Mr W. H. Smith said the introduction of the Land Purchase Bill would precede the second reai. ing of the Tithes Bill, and be hoped both would be taken before Easter. Mr W. R. Smith, replying to Mr Pioton, said if they were so fortunate as to get the Vote on Accoont without discussion on Thursday (" Oh, ob ") the Land Purchase Bill might be taken then. Mr Dillwyn hoped the Tithes Bill would he entered upon early in the evening. Mr W. H Smith.—Yes certainly.
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< THE LATE MR BUCKLEY OUSEY, H.C.A., OP CONWAY. i I IMPORTANT EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS I AT STALYBRIDGE. 1-, OPENING CEREMONY. On Thursday night week an interesting exbibi- tion of pictures was opened in the Town Hall, Stalybridge, in aid of the fund intended for the benefit of the family of the late Mr Buckley Ousey, R.C.A., a native of Stalybridge, who achieved con- siderable reputation as an artist, and who, just as the avenue to fame and fortune seemed to be open- ing before him, died at the early age of 38, leaving his work unfinished and his family unprovided for. The late artist's rapid ascent np the ladder of fame and potential prosperity from a condition of com- parative obscurity and somewhat pressing poverty, dates from the year 1883, when, through the efforts of a few friends, with Mr John Wolstencroft ac their head, a sura of money was raised for the pur- Dose of sending him to North Wales, that favonrite inume of painters, where be might have scope for his talents. Mr Ousey had long bad a reputation in hi native town for the dexterity of his painting and his boldness of execution; and it seems singu- lar in these days of science atid art, when so many painters, good, bad. and indifferent, are turned out, and when ability of no kind need hide its light under a bushel, that he did not get his opportunity before. The schools of art spread over the land have been the subject of some critioism, beoause they have been the means of diverting so many in- differently-gifted persons into the profession of painting as a means of livelihood, but they offer at the very least one great advantage in enabling any- one of decided genius to secure the golden key of opportunity to train and davelop the powers which nature has conferred upon them. Soon after his reo moval to North Wales Mr Ousey had the good fortuae to seonre a patron in Major Fell, of Bolton, who,bearinr of his dexterity with the brush and his fine natural capabilities, offered him a three years' engagement. This, however, was broken through from a praiseworthy motive, which was to send him to study at Antwerp,where he confirmed his friends' favourable opinion of his talents by ooming out first on the list of English students. Leaving Antwerp, he returned to North Wales, was made an R.C. A., and shortly afterwards gave the crowning touch to his now promising career by sending a picture to the Royal Academy, which was accepted and sold at his own price-a striking proof that the recently obsoure, straggling, and often despairing Stalybridge lad poeS6soed the artistlo gift. We oan well imagine the feeling with which Mr Ousey sent off his picture, the suspense and anxiety with which he would await the verdict, whether it was to he hung, or whether he also was to be one of the rejeoted," and the rapture and exultation which would follow the news of his snccesa. After this, fortune continued to smile upon him. He met with many aristocratic patrons, and when he died so prematurely he had £2000 worth of commissions oc his books. Mr Onsey, like many another man of quick powers, Iaoked the quality whose absence BnrnBhas so pathetically lamented in his own case. that of prudenoe; his success had been rapid, and his increasing prosperity was in remarkable con- trast to bis former struggles. Tbat, however, he was warmly appreciated and highly esteemed by his brother artists in Wales, has been abundantly attested by the generons and enthusiastic way in which they have supported the present movement. This was set on foot after his funeral, a meeting being held at Plas Mawr, and deciding upon the shape which the effort should take, that of an Art Union and Exhibition. A General Committee was formed ill North Wales, with tbe vicar of Conway, tbe Rev. H. Rees, at its head as ohairman, Mr Charles Potter, R.C. A., as chairman of the Acting Committee, and Mr Benjamin Fowler, of Trefriw, as bon. secretary, and, in a short time, tbe snm of £150 was sub- scribed to meet the pressing and immediate necessities of the family. In Stalybridge the pro- posal was heartily approved of, and a strong local oommittee was formed, every member of which bas done his best to ensure success. The mayor (Alder- man Ridyard) was appointed chairman and treasurer, and Mr Wolstenoroft—who all along had been an intimate friend of Mr Onsey. and bad done all he could to encourage him in his career—was made honorary secretary. The exhibition has been divided into two portions, one of which represents the Art Union collection and tbe other the Ousey collection. The meaning of these terms we will ex. plain. The former consists of about 70 pictures given by Mr Ousey's artist friends. These are understood to be of the value of LBOO, and tbev will be dispersed to the tioket-holders on the Art Union principle. The Oueey collection embraces abont forty of the works of the deceased artist, lent by their owners, and they represent him in all stages of his development, from his earliest and crudest period to the painting of his latest years, when his cowers had ripened and matured. Notable pictures in the Onsev collection are "Salmon Fishing on the Conway" (a specimen of the artist at his bost), lent by Mr Councillor Buokley; .< The Conway Mnsselers (another favourRhIe ei;Lmple),be-longing to MrAlbert Wood, J.P.; WelBh Village (Mr S. H. Burrows), "Anglesey Coast" (Mr M. Claxton). The Shearing Dinner" (Mr T. Holder, J.P., of Liverpool). The qualities of Mr Ousey's work an denoted by the collection at present on view in the Town Hall are breadth and boldness of treatment. Even his crudest work shows strength and power. He was an exceptionally rapid painter, and no doubt be suffered to the end from the want of earlier discip- line and training. There is a pioture entitled The truant," lent by Mr S. Williamson, which strikingly displava the boldness of treatment to which we have referred. A oonspiouons object in front of the platform is a photograph of the deoeased artist, whioh was inspeoted with much interast by many of the visitors on the opening night. Among the contributors to the Art Union are many well-known memoerg of the Royal Cambrian Academy, inoludtn-1 Messrs H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S. (president), E. A. Norbnry (vice-president), W. L. Banks fhon. treasurer and secretary), J. D. Watson. R.W.S., Charles Potter, Anderson Hague. Henry Measham, Peter Ghent, J. Johnson, George R. L. Booth, Crozier. J. H Cole, John Taylor, J. H. Davis, Swinford Wood, J. T. Watts, Cuthbert Grundy, J. R. A. Grundy, A. F. Perrin, J. C. Salmon, George Harrison, J. H. Cole, B. Fowler, J. Clinton JoneB, Ben Fisher, M. Creswiok, and B. Hoyles. There are also works hy Joseph Knight, Reginald Barber, R. G. Somerset, Elias Bancroft, and many others, and before the draw takes place it is hoped that there will be at least 100 prizes. The pictures are to be disposed of by means of an art nnion, and the tieklta-price one shilling eitch-may be had from the officers and members of the com. mittee, as will be aeon by the advertisement in another column. The opening ceremony drew a numerons and influential assemblage, and the Town Hall pre- sented a brilliant appearance, filled as it was by an animated throng of ladies and gentlemen, its walls embellished by works of art, and the platform beautifully decorated with plants. In the company we noticed the Mavor and,Mayoress (Alderman and Mrs Ridyard). the ex-Mayor, Alderman Mark Fentem and Mrs Fentem, Mr and Igra John Rnmmsrs, Major Sidebottom, Connty Aldnrman Ralph Bates, Mr Sydnev Moorhouse, the Rev. J. Grant, Bird, Councillors Norman, G. H. Whalley, A. Keefe, Bentley, Mr and Mrs John Preece, Mr and Mre John Bottomlev.Mr Brierlev. Mr C. Baker, Mr W. Chadwick (the Chief Constable), Messrs R, Csrgon, W. Thackeray, T. L. Buckley; Loam, W. Chadwiok. junr., John Welch. S. Williamson, J. S. Mercer, J. Platt, George Long, G: Lawton. Jamps Siville, W. H. Shaw, G, H. Woodhead, W. R. Candelett, James Walker, W. H. Garsi-le, Joseph Sohofield, B. Fowler (Trefriw), B. Hoyles, Bardslev, James Storra, Josiah Taylor, Dishinpton, W. Markbam, Alex. Ivel, Sidney Hall, W. Storrs. Among the speakors was Mr FOWLKB, Trefriw,who remarked that Mr Ousey's artist friends bad been enthusiastic in this matter. Having come in contaot with many of them, he could state trnly that they had assisted the movement out of a thorough appreciation of his genius. He had heard men of much greater exper- ience and greater opportunities of study than Mr Onsev say of him, as a tribute to his cowers "Ousey bad a touch OfltllOillB about him." So far as he was concerned he had been glad to render all the assistance he could (applause). There was a good musical programme, and it was announced that there would be some entertain- ment every evening while the exhibition is open.
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MEETING OF THE COLWYN BAY LOCAL BOARD. An adjourned meeting of the Board was held on r Tuesday, Mr Thomas Parry (chairman) presiding. There were also present the Rev. W. Venables Williams, Messrs B. Powell. Charles Frost, Owen Williams, John Roberts, William Evans, John Porter, Edward Morris, and James Wood, with the clerk (Mr T. E. Parry). I STATE: OF THE ROADS. Rev. W. VENABLES WILLIAMS asked what they were going to do about the roads, whioh were now almost impassable. Easter was getting near,and it was important to have the roads in better order. He referred to some of the roads, where large stones were pnt down only a few days ago. Mr JOHN ROBERTS alleged that the vicar was pleading his own case in respect to a road in which he was personally interested. The VICAR: Now then, Mr Chairman, if that is the case I want to know whether this Board has such a thing as a Works Committee. The CHAIRMAN I am not aware of any. The VICAR How is it, then, that a member of this Board has signed himself chairman of the Works Committee ? I ask Mr John Roberts. Mr ROBERTS: You had better wait till you get an answer. The VICAR: How many committees have we ? The CHAIRMAN: Three—the lighting, roads, aud finance. The VICAR: Then how far is a member justified in signing himself chairman of the Works Com- mittee ?" The Vioar then banded to the chairman a document purporting to be a testimonial given to the surveyor by Mr John Roberts, who had signed himself chsiirm an of the Works Committee." The SURVEYOR said the testimonial was given him nine months ago. The VICAR: The present testimonial is signed 9th February, 1890 The SURVEYOR said it was merely & renewal of the other. Mr JOlIN ROBERTS said it was a mistake to say Works Committee." The VICAR wished to know whether a. testimonial from an individual compromised the whole Board ? The CHAIRMAN said any member could sign a testimonial as a friend, but not as chairman of any oommittee. Mr ROBERTS alleged that the vicar pursued the subject merely as a grudge, because he had alluded to the vicar's private road. The whole thing was a grudge against the surveyor. The Roads Committee, in the result, undertook to see whether the rolling done by a traction engine on part of the road was efficient, and, if so, that the work be continued. The Board agreed, in answer to a petition from the workmen, to allow them to leave work at 12.30 instead of 3 o'clock on Saturdays. THE PROPOSED INFECTIOUS HOSPITAL. The Local Government Board wrote asking what steps were being taken to erect an infectious hos- pital. Mr OWEN WILLIAMS was in favour of referring the matter to a meeting of ratepayers, and moved to that effeot. Mr POWELL seconded. This was not oarried, but it was resolved to ask the Estate Company what site they would grant for a hospital. THE SUBWAY TO THE 3aORE. Mr C. HULL, one of the Railway Company s officials, wrote to the effect that the directors had no objection to the position of the 36-feet road shown on the plan. The road, of course, would have to be made at the expense of the Board, or of Mr Williams and others, having right of way aoross the company's land. There would be no objection to a footway being granted from this new road to the station yard over the laud of the company. With respect to the subway which the Board pro- posed to construot under the railway so as to obtain access to tho shore, the company would prefer to cirrv out that work themselves when the detailed plans had been approved by their engineers. Tenders would be obtained for the work, and a sum would be inoluded for watching, proteo- tion of traffic, and fnture maintenance, and an agreement would be necessary to set forth these con- ditions and also as to mode of payment, &0. The snbway would have to be of sufficient length to allow three lines of rails keiDglaid across it in addi- tion to the two existing main lines. Writing on the 17th Maroh Mr Hull enclosed details which would enable the Board's engineer to prepare the plans for the nnderbridee. Mr PORTER asked if the work was to be done at the expense of the ratepayers ? The VICAR Yes, the approaches and all. Mr WOOD was afraid this would be so, and that they would have to go to 910,000 expense for the benefit of property owners" Mr J. ROBERTS moved that they get plans and an estimate, and then that the ratepayers decide the question. The VICAR thought the best course would be to ask the company to make the plans and specifica- tions at the expense of the Board. This was carried, and it was decided to ask owners of property in the Rhíw township to contribute towards the expense of making the sub- way. THE SURVEYOR 9 ACCOUNTS. Mr FROST, of the Finance Committee, said that they had gone through the surveyot's accounts aud found them correct. For a certain period the sur- veyor bad f548 14s 11J1 to pay wages, etc.. and he had paid E556 19s 7J1, leaving a balance due to the surveyor of 213 4s 5d including petty cash. With reference to the insinuations thrown out at the last meetins, some allowance mnst be made owing to the surveyor's illness. The CHAIRMAN said it was only fair to remove a wrong impression created at the last meeting as to the facts, and they were glad to find the accounts perfectly accurate, and to state that the dnties of the surveyorgbip had been efficiently oarried out. He moved a resolution to that effect. Mr WOOD was very gtarl to second it. The motion was carried unanimously, and it was agreed to send a copy of the resolution to the Aber- dare Local Board, where the surveyor was about to go to take office.
— PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY, 1 We publish in another column the annual report of this company, of whioh tbe Commercial World says Although this great company only recently completed its forty-first year, it is iong Binoe it beoame apparent to competent observers that it was destined to become the premier life assurance organisation of the United Kingdom. That day bas already arrived. We remember many years ago, speaking of the 11 army of its assured as being equal to the immense number of persons who lined the streets of London on that memorable day when the Prince of Wales went in State to St. Paul's to publicly return tbanks to the Almighty for bis restoration to health, after having been brought nigh unto death by sickness. It that day seemed as if the greater part of the population oocupied the thoroughfares on the line of route. But great as the number appeared to be, it sinks absolutely into insignificance in comparison of tbe number of the assured now on the books of the Prudential -a number which, if brought together, would constitute an assembly equal to twioe the present population of London. In this regard the company stands alone-it is nnique. Then as regards its accumulated funds, these now reach eleven millions sterlirg, and are increasing with a rapidity more than four timeB greater than the next largest increase shown by any British Assurance Company—the total annual increase being equal to that shown by any seven of oor native life offices. These are facts of the highest significance, and prove beyond controversy that the Prudential baa not only secured the attention, bot also the confidence, of the bnlk of the population of Great Britain."
WALTHAM WATCHES AS TIMEKEEPERS I On "he iolfawing Bailways in the United States. I Chicago. Ill., Jan. 1st. 1890. I TO THE General Manager, Chicago, Partington and Quincy Railway. Generttf Manager, Burlington and Missouri River Bail- way. Wner..} Manager, Hannibal and St. Josepb R.R. and City, St- Joseph and Council Blnffs Railway. General Superintendent St. Loms. Keokuk and North- Western R.R., and Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway General Superintendent, Chicago and Iowa Railway. Dear Sir*, Herewith please itfld. tabu rated the actual performance of Watches carried by the employes of the above-named roads who are subject to the Time Inspection Circular No. 1. Respectfully, RAYMOND GREGG. General Inspector WatJbes. This tabulated Statement is prepared by 75 Local Tnspectora; 21 manufacturing companies are represented of which the Waltham Watch Company are credited with 958 Watches in use, 274 being non-magnetic. The avenge running time of each of these Watches during the month is recorded at 22 days, and tho average variation of each WRtchper day lg seconds. R
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A BIG FIRE AT ABERYSTWYTH. DAMAGE TO THE EXTENT OF £ 10,000. I THE FIBB BRIQADK CBEDITABL* ACQUIT THIIHSELVES; On Sunday morning a fire broke out in a blOCK ot buildings in Aberystwyth, and before it could be extinguished proved to be the most destructive which has ever occurred in the town, the damage betag estimated at £ 10,000. The premises destroyed are, in Terrace-road, Mr John James's exteasiye stores, together with St. James's Hall, and in Baker-street the gnbatantial warehonse of Me3ers Williams and White, which contained an immense stock of all sorts of ironmongery floods, estimated to be worth between 95000 and £6000. The walls of Messrs Williams and White's warehouse still stand bat the roof and two floors are goce, and the lose is enormous. Of Mr James's premises nothing is left, except a portion of the front wall. A clean sweep has been made from the Post-office to Mr Truscott's, and it was ouly by the exertions ot the Fire Brigade, nnder the command of Captain Peake, that the Post-offise at one side and Mr Truscott's premises at the other were not burnt down. Twice over the Post-office was alight, but the flames were ex- Unfinished each time. A warehouse of Mr Wheat- ley's also took fire, but the firemen here also pre- vented the spread of the flames. Mr Truscott's shop was saved with difficulty.
I LEAVES FROM OUR EARLY ISSUES. I rFBOMT JULY 1ST To AUGUST 26rH, 1824.] I rair AT BANGOR. Our fair on Friday last was very well attended- for cattle there was a ready demand, and good prices were obtained for cows in profit. Of horses there was a numerous and respeotable show. for whioh very high prices were asked, and numbers were sold. The supply of wool was but scanty the average price per lb. was from 3s 9d to 4s 6d. OBBAT 8IISSIONS IN WALKS. We are happy to annonnce that Mr Jones's Bill "to enlarge and extend the power of the judges for the several Courts of Great Sessions in Wales, and to amend the laws relating to the same," bas passed both Houses of Parliament,, by which great benefits will accrae to the inhabitants of the Principality, and more particularly in the reduotion of the King's Silver on Fires and Recoveries. Great oredit is doe to Mr Jones for his zeal and aotivity in framing and carrying the same into effect. THE HARQDESS OF ANGLESEY. We are glad to announce to the inhabitants of the Principality that the Marquess of Anglesey his determined to renew the good old hospitable practice of open house for dinner parties at Plas- newydd every Tbursday during bis lordship's residence in A nglesey, and that the first party commences this day at five o'olock precisely. CARNARVON SEA-WATDB BATHS. We were much gratified in our last visit to Car- narvon in the inspection of the hot and cold sea- water baths. The whole building possesses a degree of neatness, combined with splendour tbat surpasses anything of the kind we ever witnessed. To the generous munificence of the most noble the Marquis of Anglesey are the public indebted for this noble structure. Great merit is also due to Mr Jones, the architect, for the finished and workman- like manner in which the whole is completed. REJOICINGS AT LLANRWST: LORD'OWTDYB'S RETURN. A period ot seven years having- elapsed since the present Lord Gwydyr visited his extensive estates in the Principality much interest was excited in the towu and neighbourbood of Llaurwst. Upon his lordship's sudden arrival at Gwydyr being an- nounced on Tuesday, the 2nd inst., all olasses were anxious to testify their high respect for this worthy nobleman in the best possible manner the shortness of the notice would allow. No time was lost in briuging up the cannon, which was supplied from the abbey, for afeu dejoie in hononr of his lord- ship's arrival at his baronial seat, the venerable mansion of his ancestors. About one o'clock bis lordship was observed entering on the terrace front- ing the town, when a salute of Zq guns was fired. The effect of this disoharge of cannon was grand beyond description, and can only be imagined by those who have frequented the beantiful and pic- turesque vale of Llanrwst. The report reverberated from rook to rook and from hill'to hill, with every variety of sound, now dying away on the ear and again returning like peals of thunder, and then re- echoed several times disGinctly. BIRTHS. On the 23rd July, at Conway, the lady of Sir D. Erskine, Bart., of a son and heir. On Wednesday, the 25th August, the lady of R. i Puleston, Esq., of a son. HENAI SUSPENSION BRIDGE. The bridge over the Menai Straits begins to I assume the appearance of speedy couolusion. A chain of considerable magnitnde was passed over last weak in the short space of an hour-it has been since removed. The chains from the caverns to the main span are nearly all placed on each side. —The workmen employed at the Conway Bridge are not so numerous as heretofore. We understand thevleav6 at harvest time, generally, as they earn more wages. BANGOR CLERICAL CHARITY. The annual meeting of the subscribers to the Bangor Clerical Charity took plaoe yesterday at the Chapter-room in this cathedral; it was nnmer- ously attended. After business was concluded they retired to the Castle Inn. where an excellent dinner was provided. The Lord Bishop in the chair. SIR EDWARD XMTYN. We congratulate our reader. of Denbighshire on the great benefit they are likel'y to derive from Sir Edward Mbstyn's known determination of residing on the family estate at Tahere. The worthy baronet has already put the whole labouring popa- lation into active employment in his own neigh- bourhood in pulling down the old mansion with a view to its re-erection. We understand Sir Edward has it in contemplation to establish a new ferry on the Dee, with probably a steamboat to ply between Mosfyo and the lighthouse, from thenoe there will be a short and easy communication to Liverpool. THE LOBD BFSHOF 07 BAKOOR. The Lord Bishop left his Palaoe, in this city, yesterday mornin?, by the" Prince Llewelyn steam-packet to Liverpool, and from thence to Southampton. AN ESOBMOCS LOBSTER. A large lobster was taken in the Menai Straits this week weighing nearly nine pounds and measuring 22 inches. THE "PRHFCE LLEWELYN." TWo hnndred and thirty passengers oame by the j Prinoe Llewelyn" steam paoket on Tuesday last, thus rendering incalculable advantages to this neighbourhood. A WELSH CHOTCH AT UVEBPOOL, The King has, upon the representation of Lord Kenyon. gi,,en 2500 towards the erection of a Welsh churoh at Liverpool. THE SWNAI nrrr CL., OB Safnrday the members of the Agricultural Society dined at The Hotel, Colonel Parry in the chair Caotam Bennet, iiPTlt (in the absence of the Hon. G. Irby throdgh indisposition). And on Monday a numerons assemblage of the members of the Menai Pitt Club dined also at The Hotel. T; A. Smith, lord-lieutenant for the connty. in the elbair the Rev. Henry Jones, deputy. 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LIBEL ACTION BY THE RECTOR OF DOLWYDDELAN. At the Chester Assize* on Wednesday, before Mr Justice Smith, aD action to recover damages for libel was brought by tbe Rev. Robert Williams, vicar of Dolwyddelan, North Wales, against the Welsh National Newspaper Company, who are the publishers of the Genedl, Carnarvon. Mr B. Francis Williams, with Mr Griffith Jones, was for the plaintiff, and Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q C., M.P., with Mr J. R. Roberts, for the defendants. The Genedl, according to Mr Williams's opening, is a paper advocating advanced Radical and Dis- senting opinion. Its special correspondent visited the plaintiff's church, and 00 the 4th and 13th November there appeared articles in the paper commenting upon the service. It said: After the administration of the communion, while tw()- verses, 7-8 double, were being sung, the clergyman turned his back on the congregation, fell on his, knees and fulfilled literally the words of the text by gathering up the fragments that remained of the bread into his own mouth, and went a step further in the Scriptural exhortation and gathered all the drops of wine that remained also info his own mouth. Whatever we may think about the souls of the dearly-beloved brethren, whether full or empty after the sermon, we may think that the stomach cf the clergyman is pretty full (laughter). The writer then cited a case in which it was alleged that Catherinn Williams, a daughter of the old parson,was met by a MrHu ibes; that she was in an intoxicated state, and declared that she had received the communion last, and there was a eood deal in the cup (laughter). Mf Williams submitted that this story could not have been introduced except to put the plaintiff and Catherine Williams on parallel lines as having been drank In another publication of the paper on 11th Decem. ber was the following :Ae a matter of fact, Mr Williams has no reason to press into the service the death of bis Saviour as a reason for eating the bread and drinking the wine. It is blasphemy to connect the death of our Saviour with disgraceful practices suoh as those of the clergyman of Dolwyddelan. Let the words of Catherine Williams be remem- bered. His action in falling upon his knees and participating so plentifully of the bread and wine attack 08 with unfeigned aatonishment." Mr Williams submitted that the defendants were not allowed, for the purpose of making their paper attractive, to libel people in this way. There was no more degraded calling on this earth, no more despicable way of earning one's bread, than by issuing week by week, day by dayrKb»ls and Iander —defamation calculated to give pain and injury to those to whom they referred. It was apparent that it was in this way the Genedl obtained its sale among the Welsh people. Mr Williams denied that the plaintiff belonged to the Higii Church party, and said he made no change whatever from the observances of bis predecessor. Plaintiff, in his evidence, said he rinsed the chalice and the cup, in which no wine remained, then poured water on to the plate to clear off the orambs, put the mixture in the ohalice and drank it. In cross-examination, he said be wrote a reply to the first article in the Genedl in defsnce of himself. He had taken a considerable part in the contro- versy regarding the disestablishment question. He once said it was evident that personal envy was at the root of the whole matter. Since the publication of the libel he had been appointed to a diocesan lectureship by the Bishop- The defence was that the statements were part of a controversy, that the case had been entirely overdrawn, and that a libellous construction had been put on sentences which were never intended as such. A verdict was returned for the plaintiff, with £100 damages and costs.
THE RESIGNATION OF THE BISHOP OF BANGOR: The Ostcestry Advertiser bad the following leading article on the resignation of Bishop Campbell :— The Bishop of Bangor's resignation places auother important Welsh appointment in the hands of the Prime Minister. Lord Salisbury happens to be in power, but it is only the chances of political warfare that give the choice of a Right Reverend Father in God to a Churchman instead of a Dissenter or even an Agnostic: a reflection which we commend to de- vout members of the Anglican communion who are resisting Disestablishment. In England, aslang as the severance of the Church from thg, control of the State is not a burning question, political appoint- ments to the episcopate can be regarded with com- parative equanimity, for Prime Ministers on both sides may be trusted as a rule to select men who will best serve the religious interests of the Cbnroh. In Wales the case is altogether different, and, without saying a disrespectful word of thepreseot Bishop of St. Asaph, we may be allowed to draw a contrast between the appointment of Dr Edwards and that of his predecessor. Dr. Hushes, a Conservative Low Churchman, was selected hy Mr Gladstone, a Liberal High Churchman, simply because in Mr Gladstone's opinion lvi was beat qualified to serve the Churoh as a religious commonion. Dr Edwards was, on the other hand, selected by Lord Salisbury for his ability to defend the Establishment as a political institution. We believe we are stating the exact truth though it is, of oourse, quite consistent with this that Dr. Edwards ehonld be a good Bishop in other respects. We are drawing no contrast between the two Prime Ministers. If Mr Gladstone were in office now, with &11 his desire to exclude political considerations, we donbt whether circam- stances wonld not be too strong for him, and whether he would not be almost compelled to bunt out a decided Liberal for the See of Bangor. The contrast we wish to draw i& between the cicnm. stances of the time when Dr. Hughes was appointed and those of our own day.. In the former period Disestablishment for Wales was only a hope of the distant future, and had found no place, even the lowest, on the Liberal programme. Now, next to Irish Home Rule, it is the most pressing political question of the hour, and the Anglican Church in Wales- bu become the shuttlecock of political parties. It is almost too muoh, therefore, to hope, that Lord Salisbury will put relieious considerations first in filling the See of Bangor; but it is possible to ohoose a stroDg Conservative who yet believes and practises the greatest of the Christian virtues. And Lori Salishurv, if be is something more thaa a superficially brilliant man, if he looks below the sarfaoe and knows anything of human nature, mast know that for the ,,ke of the Church, and even of the Establishment, it is better to select a Bishop the note of whose char- acter is not that of bitterness cr bigotry. bet rather of grace and goodwill. The Prime Minister perhaps will submit to take advice from Timothy, who declares that a bishop must not be a brawler," and that moreover we most hava a good report of them. whioh are without," wbiob, in the present oase, may be interpreted to mean the Dissenters.
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