In consequence of pressure upon our space, we are compelled to defer till next week two leadiug articles upon the Itish Church and New Zealaud.
girtlt., 411arringes, aUII Justus BIRTHS. On the 28th Inst., at Cambo House, Flfeshire, Lady Erskine, 01 twin daughters. 10c2 On the 17th insl., at Neston, Cheshire, the wift of Mr Joseph Tyrer, of SOD 1\17 DEATHS. On the 27th inst., after a short illness, of scarletina, John, the only sou 01 Air Humphrey Jones, Fountain .areet., JJiraeJ, Bau- for,—aged 8 yearn and 6 months. On the *>th inst., Mary, the wife of Robert Davies, Esq, Sur- geon, Llaufairtalhaiaro. On the 21th inst., of mortification, Mr Richard Roberts, pilot, Borth, ortllla<loc,-a¡:ed 74 years. much respected. On the 24th inst, at Ruthin, Mr Price LoberO, of Ruthi., for many ),lr? master of the St. A,.ph U.ion House and for some time assistant overseer at Ruthin,-age4 45 years. On the 2,th iost., at Bro<eley, gaop, Richard Greville, infan son of Dr. Greville, Thunfield. On th* 27th inst., at Maes Nefyn, Capt. John Thomas, father of the late Robert Thomas Esq., of iterwen, much respected,— aged 84 years. On the 2.;r,1 inst., Catherine, daughter of Mr Jones, Caer. fadog, Llanlihangel y peanant, —aged 6 months. On the ah ¡nst, at Uandilo, Carmafthenshire, Owen Roberts, eldest son of the Rev. John Roberts, rector of Llanudwrns AngJtst'.v.—iu his u7tb year. On the 27t? iust.. Mrs Catherine Watkin*, the wife of Mr W W.tki.?, and 1..ght?r of Mr William Jones, g?.,?,, High.t,?et Porlmado:, -aged 24 years. On the 21st inst, greatly respected, Mr Robert Evans, farmer Hethkui, Aberdaroo,-sgel17o years On tbe cOlh inst., after a few hours' illness, Emini Lockett, for many years nurse in the family of William Trevor Parkins, Esq. On the 23rd inst., at Vroodeg, Bethesda, Robert Parry, quarry- man, formerly of Llidiart y Owenyn, Llauilechid,—aged 70 years. On the 2;Jrd inst., at West End, Bingor, of croup, William, son of Mr Edward Grey, toll colleclor,aged 0 years. On the 24th inst, at Chapel Street, Bangor, of consumption, Wiliiaiu Parry, seanau,—aged 19 years. On the 22nd inst., at Cororion, Llandegai, Mr William Thomas, fatIUr,-ag. 6U years.
ANGLESEY SUMMER ASSIZES. The Summer Assizes for the County of Anglesey commenced on i hursday with the opening of the com- mission. Lord Chief Justice Bovill arnved at Beau- maris from Peorhos in the afternoon, and the commis- sion having been formally opened, (Major Hampton Lewie performing the duties of High Sheriff, in the room of his son, Capt. Hampton Lewis, absent from illneBil), hi. lordship attended Divine &rvice at the parish chuich at half past 5 o'clock. The prayers were read by the Curate, theirev. T. Edwards, and the sermon'was preached by the Rev. T. W. Trevor, Rector of Llofe., from the text, Render uuto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unco God. the things that are God's." THE TRIAL OF PRISONERS commenced (yesterday) Friday, at the Shire Hall, before the Lord Chief Justice. The following were sworn THE GRAND JURY. The Hon. H. W. Fitzmaurice, Foreman; John \ViL° !iams, Esq., Captain Bulkeley, Major GenetJ Hughes, Robtert Davies, Esq., Richard Davies, Esq.. M. P., William Massey, Esq., George li E.-q., Robert Jones Hughes, &(I., J. Hampton Hampton, Eq" W. Parry Lewie, Esq, Llewelyn Jones, Esq,, Wm. Walthew, Esq, it.I)., J. W. Paynter, Esq, Robt. Roberts, Esq., and W. H. Thomas, Esq. His Lordship iu charging the Grand Jury said he was happy to iind that their duties would be as light as they generally wire in this county, and that the duty of the Judge was little more than to congratulate them on the state the calendar presented, and what they might presume to be the condition of the people of this county. The only casu that required their serious attention was a charge of perjury alleged to have been committed in an affidavit to li"M a man to bail, the perjury consisting in a statement of a debt due, that the debtor was about to proceed to America, &c. There were many objection* that might be taken to the indictment, and probably the Jury would not think it necessary to send the matter down for trial. For this reasjn, that in the first place it was alleged that the statement made by the prisoner of a sum of £ 1550 being due was untrue, but the accountant who was called stated that there was a debt of between (UO and £400, and that therefore would dispose of oue of the most material allegations. Next, as to the mall being about to proceed to America, there was only oath against oath, and unless therefure there wis anv corroboratory evidence, that would not be suf- -J ficient. lie was not quite certain that any perjury was alleged with respect to the removal of some furniture to Liverpool; but a third statement was that the party makiug the aiti iavit swore that he had no servant, whereas it seemed that there was a girl who came in to play with the children, and received her meals at the house. In all these respects, there did not seem to be much foundation for the charge upon the evidence con- tained ill the depositions. There was however another matter which seemed to him to be fatal to these pro- ceediugs. So far as he could see, the false oath, assum- ing it lo be false, was not taken in this county at all, but in the neighbouring county of Carnarvon. If that were the ci se, of course no indictment could be found here Another ease on the calendar was a charge of stealing, and the offence seemed to be committed on the high seas, but the suue reasen did not apply here as in the last case, because in such cases a prisoner cotill be tried in the county in which he was apprehended upon landing. With respect to the case of. manslaughter, he told the jury that it did not require any particular observations from him, and that all they had to do was to satisfy themselves that the prisoner was the taan who threw the strick at the deceased, and that the wound thus caused occasioned death. ITOBBERY ON THE HIGH SELIS. Patrick Ilearne, :\ií. labourer, was indicted for steal- ing, on the 1st of July, a linen shirt, waistcoat, pocket. book, &c., the property of Michael Clossick. Mr J, lliltou appeared for the prosecution. The parties it appeared are both Iri.bmen, and were coming iu one of the steam-boats from Dublin to Holy- head. The prosecutor laid down to sleep, and when he awoke iui-std his bundle that he had laid beside him. Upon going on there he found the prisoner offering the pocket book to the landlord of a public house for beer. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sen- tenced oy the Court to four months' hard labour. THE CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER AT BODWROG. Edward Pritchard, 20, labourer, was indicted tor feloniously killing and slaying William Owen, in the parish of Bodwrog Mr M'lolyrp appeared for the prosecutioD, and Mr Morgau Lloyd for the prisoner. e in this ease, as deposed at the inquiry before the coroner, has been so recently and fully pub- lished that there is no need to reproduce it. It will be remembeied that the deceased, the prisoner, and some other labourers, started at an early hour on the morning of the 5th of July from their home to go to Menai Bridge, for the purpose of fetching their scythes which had been left there. On returning home, they called at several public houses, at which they had something to drink; aud eventually the prisoner and deceased were the only two left of the party. The de- ceased's mule and cait had been used for the purpose of their conveyance, and ultimately the prisoner, no doubt under the excitement of drink, was seen driving along the road at a rapid rate. The deceased was running behind some short distaace off, and calling to the prisoner who took a "strick" (a scythe sharpener) from the cart and threw it at him. The "strick hit the deceased in the head and as was after- wards discovered fractured his skull. He bled profusely but was able to be taken home, and after lingeiing some I days he died. I he jury acquitted tpe prisoner. ?h 'ur V-qui' 4 1,l the bill against Richard Richard, 40, engineer, (on bail) for ?ramiting perjury in an atSd.mt at Carnarvon, on the 22nd of March. The following barristers were in court:—Messrs Mclntyre, Morgan LJoyd, Langford Foulkes. Jones, Brandt, Wynne Foulkes, Coxon, Trevor Parkins, Horatio Lloyd, Hilton, Buttersby, Lloyd Roberts, and Glendowe.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT. The following gentlemen have been appointed to be deputy lieutenants of the county of Carnarvon :-G. W. Duff Assheton-Sinith, Esq., Owen Evans, EoJq" and J- D. Whitehead, ElKJ. COMMISSION SIGNKD BY THB LORD LIEUTENANT OF MOUONKTHSUIRE 1st Merionethshire R.V.C.—C. Ed. wirds, Esq, to be captain, vice Wynne, resigned. Siguor Bosco, the illusionist, will give his entertain- ineijtat .b. Penrhyn Hall, on Wednesday next. An excursion in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist Schools was run on Thursday, from Bangor, to Denbigh and back. A large number took advantage f the trip, but the weather was not the best. Mr R. Owen, late of Bangor railway station, has been promoted to be station master of Port Diuorwic, in the room of Mr Jones, who is about to leave for America. On the 10th inst, there died, at Llanbach, Llangrist* iolus, Anglesey, a quiet leligious old man named Richd. Williams, at the ripe age of 96 years. During his long life he was blessed with fourteen children,' seventy-seven graudchildren, and sixty-seven great-grandchildreu; he had been a church member for sixty-seven years, and had been deprived of his eye sight for the last forty-seven years. The English Lyric Opera Company, now performing at Rhyl, are about to pay a short visit to Llandudno. From the press notices it seems that wherever this talented company have visited they have won golden opinions, and we have no doubt they will meet with the same appreciation here. The prima donna (Mdlle. Mariana), and the other soloists, are very highly spoken of. It will be seen by advertisement that Aptommas, the celebrated harpist-the harpist in fact of the day, is making a tour of North Wales, and will be at Llandudno on the 3rd, Bangor on the 5th, Penioaeninawr 6th, and Denbigh 9th, Those who have heard Aptommas are fully aware of his capability of amusing and enter- taining an audience single handed, but on this occasion he has the assistance of his two daughters, who, with- out any disparagement to him, are said to be as clever as himself. The programme for his morning and even- ing concerts contains some rich musical gems, and a prominence is given to the national music of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. In our report of the Royal Agricultural Society's Ex- hibition of cattle, last week, we omitted to notice among the multifarious articles of utility brought together for the use and convenience of all classes of persons-- from the peer to the peasant-the Multum-iu-Parvo registered packing case, the useful novelty invented by Mr Chapman, of Ltandudmi, for packing trout, game, wine, fish, pictures, &c., without ord, nails, or packing materials. And on making inquiry we were pleased to find they had been highly commended by all who had examined them. Many noblemen and gentlemen have given orders for sample cases. What appeared to make the picture case more attractive was a splendid chromo photo, taken by Mr Oglesby, of the same town, ready packed in the case. THE COMING FINE ARTS EXHIBITION.—We are glad to find that the Bangor Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibi- tion promises to be a great success. The committee have worked hard, and have succeeded beyond the most sanguine expectation in obtaining loans of precious trea- sures. Foremost on the list of contributors we find royalty represented by his Koyal Highness the Prince of Wales, who b- announced his intention of exhibiting works of art and other objects of interest. We are anxious to avoid anticipating the interesting contents of the catalogue; but we may state that the largest and beat known collections in the Principality will furnish genuine specimens of ancient and modern masters, of Murillo, Rembraudt, Fra Bartolomew, Ciamabre, Salvator Rosa, Canaletto, Vandyck, Cuyp, Reynolds, Claude, Wilson, &c., &c. The centre of the spacious hall will be occupied with the industrial produce of Wales; while along the two sides there will be glass cases, containing valuable curiosities in' gold and silver, books, manuscripts, lace, carving, &c. These few hints will be ei?ough, we trus, to prove that a rich treat awaits us on and after the 9th of August nexl Sir Watkin Wyon did a generous thing last week, but Sir Watkin does so many generous things that this may well escape attention. A deputation of colliers solicited his good ofiiceB in hastening the resumption of work at the Wynn-hall Collieries. Sir Watkin promised his assistance, and gave the sum of £ 10 to allevate the present distress of those out of work.—Oswedry Adver- tiser. I-lie Cork Herald, of January 22nd, 1868, mention an incident in connection with one of Signor Bosco's performances, which may have an interest for the curious iu such matters. It says Siguor Bosco spent the wiuter of 1858-59 in Berlin, and was one day summoned to appear at the Palace in order to exhibit his performances before the present King (at that time Prince Regent) and the Court. Among other apparatus he had a terrestrial globe, upon which Prussia was made to appear extremely suiall. Siguor Bosco advanced to the Prince, who was sitting on an arm chair in the front row, and asked him to take the globe in his hand. The Prince did 8U, when, to his a8touisbwent, the formerly little Prussia began to assume much larger dimensions. Your Royal High- ness perceives," said Bosco, how Prussia will become aggrandised under your bauds." The trick was loudly applauded at the time, but little did the spectators ima- giue that what was intended as a courtly jest was de- stined to become political earnest within seveu years from that time. We hear with regret that another quantity of nitro. glycerine has been carted frum Carnarvon through Cwmyglo. The inhabitants of this place it seems had some intimation of the fact, and took refuge in the mountains; but the daugerous explosive, it appears, did not pass their houses until they hd retired tv rest. The nitro-glycerine was sent by water as far as Griffiths's Crossing, then loaded and sent across the railway, but a train being two hours late, the Griffiths's Crossing station master refused to permit the load or loads (we do not kuow whether there were mol's than one) to cross the rails until the train had passed, an interval of two hours. It was this delay that deceived the people of Cwmyglo. According to a statement by the New York Evening Mail, it appears that the National Steamship Company possess a fleet of vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 32 000. Each of their eleven steamers cost the com- pany from JtSO, 000 to XIOO,)OU, or from 400,000 dol- lars to 500,000 dollars in gold. The teu now in exist- ence represent, therefore, a floating capital in round uumliers of 4,500,000 dollars, exclusive of the money employed in the fitting out and working of the vessels. Last year the entire number of trips made by these steamers was fifty, and the number of passengers carried by them to this port (New York) nearly 27,000, being an average for the year of 540 per trip. Of these fully 26,\100 were emigrants, this line being highly popular with this class of passengers for many reasons. LIVERPOOL BAXKRUFTCV COURT—On Monday Morris Roberts, a grocer and corn dealer at Abergele, passed his examination and obtained au order of discharge. Un- secured debts L702, those secured X740. debts owing to the estate £522, and property in the hands of creditors .t:Îll5. The bankruptcy was attributed to losses and dc- pression in trade.-On Tuesday John Williams, described as of the Eagle Inn, Bangor, and formerly of Daol-park, dealer in gun and blastiug powder, on the application of Mr Locket, passed his examination and was allowed an order of discharge. The debts were £5:W"and assets £ï2.-0n Weduesday Richard Ellia, innkeeper, at Holywell, passed his examination and obtained au order of discharge. Th accounts disclosed liabilities A:741, and assets £ 495. Sir William Storks is considered in Indian circles as likely to be appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Forces should Lord Napier of Magdala not wish to accept the post. FOUNDERING OF A YACHT.—On Wednesday evening the 21st inst., a small yacht namel Water witch (late Garibaldi), belonging to a Capt. Jones, of Port Penrhyn, was caught in an eddy, in the Menai Straits, on the east side of the Suspension bridge, and near the Anglesey coast, and drifted athwart the chain of a flat lying at anchor. The yacht almost instantly went down bodily, and those who were on board (about five in number) had hardly time to escape. A diver was employed the next and subsequent days in endeavouring to raise her, and succeeded in doiug so on Saturday, and she was brought on to Garth by a smack, but not in a floating condition. Her sails were torn to shreds and her hull has sustained considerable damage. She had been re- newly rigged and was a very fast sailer, and as she had intended to be entered in the third class match at Beau- maris regatta her performance against other yachts of a more costly build was looked forward to with some in. terest. The Wesleyan Conference for the present year has taken place at Hull. The Stationing Committee" met on Friday, and the following ministers for the places named were appointed :-Mold and Baokley Mount- James Hind, Mold. Carnarvon and Bangor—Mayson Penn. Llandudno—Edward Lightwood; David Stew- art, supernumerary. Rhyl-George Lupton Allen. Holyhead William Brookes. Wrexham Frederick Payne, Edward R. Edwards. THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT COLWYN.-IL A Travel. ler" writing to the Times in reference to the collision which took place between a passenger train and a goods train, in the tunnel, at Colwyn, a few days ago, says that it is the common practice on that branch of the railway to run goods' trains at short intervals in advance of pas- Benger trains, without the slightest necessity for so d> ing. He has frequently expostulated with the officials of the Loudon aud North Western Company, and has called the attention of the general manager to the matter, but without any effect. tie attributes the Colwyn ac- cident, by which the lives of fifty passengers were endan- gered, to the departure of the goods train from LIBu, duduo junction, or Conway station, contrary to the com- pany's rule which says that no train is allowed to leave a station at a less interval than ten minutes after the depar- ture of the previous train. At the Montgomeryshire assizes an action was tried by a special jury, in which Sir Edward Buckley, Bart., was the plaintiff, and John Parry, gamekeeper to Mr Tan. berland, was the defendant. The action was brought by the plaintiff, as lord of the manor of Mawddwy, for tres- pass; but the real ground of dispute was whether the sheep walks or unenclosed land within the manor and on a portion called Eogregog was Sir Edward's property. The case was gone into at great length, and eventually the jury returned a verdict for the plafntiff, for 40s. We are glad to understand that Mr W. Thomas, of Maenofferen, and late pupil of Messrs Roberts and Wil. liams, surgeons of Festiniog, has successfully passed his final examinations, and received deplomas as licentiate King aud Queen's College of Physicians, Ireland as in Midwifery, member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, LiccntiateSociety of Apothecaries Hall, London, Certificate Pathological Society, Dublin. Mr Thomas also obtained several prizes at the Ledwich School of Mediciuie, Dublin. GEORHK HOTEL, BAXGOR FKRBY.—LIST OF VISIToRs-For Week ending 3lst. July :—Mrs Newbold, family and servants, Ainerim; Miss Rhinerander, Amerim; E. Moortiead, Emj., Holland; Sinclair Robertson, Esq., family and servants, Liver- Jlool; Airs Owen Potter, family and servants, Liverpool; Miss Wardlaw, Carlisle; Mrs Maclean, Carlisle; Rev. B. French, Jjeicester; Mr B. Suffolk, Lcndoii Mr F. L. Lemaitee, Rouen, France; Mr A. G. Lemaitei:, Kouen, France; Mr and Mrs Nunn, St. (i-eorge's Hotel, Llandudno; MrXewsome, London Mr and Mrs Gerald Sharp and Son, Tunbridge Wells; Rev. H. and Mrs Bailey; Mr Chapman, Jersey Mr and Mrs Le Makin, Oldham, Manchester; Mr J. Ponsonby, Chadderton; Mr and )Irs McQuinn, Liverpool; Mr E. W. Yates, Liverpool; Mr Arthur 8. Rogers, Liverpool; Miss Rogers, ditto; Mr and Mrs Stockdale, Willow Lodge, Leeds; Mr and Mrs H, Brookes, New York; Mr E. 8. Dewing, New York; Mr and Mrs A. Hawley, London; Dr. F. Hollick, New York; Mrs Hollick and two children, do.; Mr and Mrs H. Warren Brigg, Keigh- lev Mr B. Roose, Amlwch Mr C, Batten, Liverpool: Edward (:?-ter, ￼ Esq., Ryde, Isle of Wight; Mr and Mr. Canech, B..Pt. LiD?&,ther C@ieeli, Cumberland; Robert D. Cook, Esq., Belper; Mr and Mri G@rg(? Gauntlett 8tm-ens, Nailsworth, Gloiter; Mr and Mrs Richard Gumett, Roscom- mon Richard Hone, Esq., Dublin Samuel Hone, Esq., do the Misses Hone, do.; Mr and Mrs Merrick Burctiam, Ciioriey, Norfolk; Mr and Mrs J. B. Stedman, Great Needham, Nor- folk; Lord Tigmond; thc Hon. Miss Bho. and servants; Mr Rankin, family and servants; Miss Banks and Friend.
MENAI BRIDGE. SHOCKING ACCIDEST.-On Tuesday last an accident of a very serious nature occurred on board the barque Chanticleer, lying in the Straits, near Craigydon, with a cargo of timber for the Messrs Davies. It appears that on the day in question four men were engaged in unload- ing the timber, which is done through the bow-port. The greater part of the baulk having gone through the hole, it naturally lost its balance, and the men were told to hold the winch steady for some time, so that the baulk might be taken out. Three of the men, however, being unused to the work, disregarded the order, so that John ifagoall, an old hand, had to hold the winch himself, but the whole weight of the baulk coming downupon it, he was lifted up by the handle and turned round in the most violeot manner. He was knocked against the deck with great force, and was in an utterly helpless and cri- tical state when picked up. It was found that he had received several scalp wounds, together with more or less serious injuries on the face, the bones of the nose having been broken, and the tongue and upper jawbone were also severely inj ured. The ribs and other parts of the body were likewise injured, but we are happy to say the unfortunate man is progressing favourably under the skilful attention of Dr Jones. The three other meu also received slight injuries, but we understand that they are all doing well.
KldLYL. THE BAND.—The promenade band have accepted of au engagement to perform on the pier every evening, from halt-past six till eight o'clock. They afterwards play on the promeuade till teu o'clock, attracting in both places crowds of admirers. OPERA.—The English opera company commenced a series of entertainmeuts in the Towu-hall, on W OOoe8. day evening, with what success we are unable to say at the time of writing this paragraph, but their character came before them here in very glowing terms from Crewe, Wrexham, and other places. THE GRUAT HARP18T.-Aptomas. the most eminent harpist of the day, will perform on Monday evening next, at the Town Hall. EXCURSIONS.—Excursions come and go daily, by land and water. One, under the special patronage of the vicar aud churchwardens, of St. Thomas's Church, left for Bettwsycoed by rail on Tuesday. The surplus, it any, after paying the railway company, to be transferred to the church building fund. THE POLICE COURT.-The monthly sitting took place on Tuesday last, the magistrates present being —Sir Pyers Mostyn, T. G. Dixon, Esq., John Churtun, Esq,, and Dr. Uutterton.—There were upwards of fifty cases, mostly offences within the limits and jurisdiction of the litiyl Improvement Act. Some drivers were fined for leaviug their carriages unattended iu tbe streets opposite public houses. Several parties were prosecuted by the excise others, and were tiued for keeping dogs without license.—Mr Piuney, fishmonger, appeared in answer to a summons for refusing to pay the poor-rate. His ground for refusing, he said was, that his assessment was higher thau his rent. He had complained twice to the Clerk of the St Asaph Union, from whom he had no reply. The magistrates said they could not give Mr Piuney redress. The appeal should go in the first instance before the Assessment Committee. An order to pay the rate and costs forthwith was made. Mr Rytou on behalf of the assistant overseer prosecuted; and Mr Piuney was defended by Mr R. E. Williams, who said he was perfectly aware that their worships could not entertain the appeal, and had told h;s client so, but he (Mr Pinney) wished the facts of the case to go forth to the public.—A warrant was obtained against John Janes, who was fined at the April court for re- moving night soil during prohibited hours.
LLANGEFNI. A full report of the reception of Mr and Mrs Phibbs, Penoraig, on their return home from their wedding tour, will appear in our next.
ILttttro to tbt lebitor. -I We cannot be responsible for the opinions expressed by corres yum!t;nts. SIR,-Knowing ycur columns are open to admit the truth, I beg to trouble with a few words of it. In the town of Amlwch, in the couuty of Anglesey, about the year lS3\J a respectable lady was interred, and sometime after her decease her friends caused a tombstone to be erected over her remains, which by the eye bore no inscription. Thinking, I presume, noue would notice its removal, a person has this present year had the auda- city to take it to Llanelian churchyard, where it may now be seen doing duty only as a sarcophagus over some one else's sanctified dust. Should this meet the eye of the Kector of Amlwch, I shall be happy to furnish him with all particulars relative to names of deceased and party who now claim it.-I am, dear sir, yours truly, 1 July 28lh, 1869. AN AMLWCH LA i MAN. Jn!y 28th,1869.
Mr Hadfield waa to move last (Friday) evening "That in the opirion of the House of Commons, it is expedient to relieve Bishops of the Church of England from attend- ance in Parliament."
THE WANTS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES. THE ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN CHURCH ASSOCIATION. The StAsaph Diocesan CaurchAstiociation held their annual meeting at the National Schoolroom, St. Asaph, on Tuesday, II ednesday, and Thursday last. Tuesday was eimply a sort of committee to arrange the prelimin- aries of the grand meeting on Thursday. Wednesday was fully occupied iu the distribution and allotment of annuities to the widows and orphans of deceased clergy- men. On Thursday (on which day it was arranged t.I hold a conference to discuss the state of the Church 111 VV ales) the laity and clergy met at eleven o'clock ill the Rational Schoolroom, wiien there was a very large attendance. The Bishop said—My church friends, the great point we have befoie us to-day, is to couuect the laity aud the clergy in the work of doing good to our brethreu, and our great object is to uuite the two in that work. The more they are united, the better for both parties. (Hear, hear.) With that end in view I have declined to take the chair to-day myself. I think I should be less efficient in it than Lord Powis, who has been kind enough to consent to take it. Therefore I would pro- pose before we begin the business of the meeting, that Lord Powis should take the chair. The Earl of Powis tuen assumed the chair. The Bishop went on to call attention to a spring bell which stood upon th6 table, aud said tftat wheu it was heard by the speaker, it must he taken as au ludicatiou that he' had spoken long enuugu. fie supposed eacu speaker would oe allowed about ten ujiuutes. The ftev. H. Owen remarked that it the chairman had the power of stopping the speakers, he teit sure that nothing but pleasant things would be said. (A laugh.) I he Rev. Mr Huberts, Y sceifiog, wished to know if this was a public meeting, ami compiaiued of shortness of the notice giveu respeutiug it. Four and twenty hours ago, he said, n was not known that there was to lie a public meeting here. About two o'clock on Wednesday, the Dean of it. Asaph took the oppjrtuuity of annouuee- ing it, and when he (Alr Kobeitsj asked about the Uleet- ing, he was told tuat the auaugeuients for its beiug had only beeu made the evening before. Pievious to that it had been determined by tne committee—tie aid not kuow wuatthey a meetiug,andcertaiu laymen had beeu invited to attend. He coutended that foui-and-twenty hours was too short a UWtI in which to conveue a public meeting for such important pur- poses. (Hear, hear ) As he had aneady said, lie did oot know wuat the committee were, but he thought they had,acted ii judiciousiy aud uniairly to both the clergy and the lany. lucre were many geutlemen absent who would iiave been here to have couuteuauced the proceedings and expressed their opinIons, upon the Bul>jecl8 for 'Oo8Íll.r,muuih.w they known oI the meeting being held. (Hear, h^ar.> The action of the committee was injudicious and unfair, because, while there were some persons who had received three weeks' nwtice of the meeting, there were others for whom two days' notice had been thouglit sudicieut, and there were others agaiu, some of them being in the immediate neighbourhood, WHO had not been thought worthy to receive any notice at all. He thought that to make invidious distinctions of that kind was not the way to draw the clergy and laity togethei to prop up the walls and buttresses ot a tottering church estauiishuient. (Hear, hear.) The noble Chairman, takiug up the bishop's reference to the bell, said the movers and seconders of the various resolutions would be allowed a quarter of au hour, and other speakers teu minutes. Something had been said both as to the quantity and quality of the speeches. He appreheuded that the use of the bell was ouiy to mark the quantity, aud not to iudicate the quality of any speech. (Laughter.) In this, as in ail public meetings, if anything should call for the interference of the chair- mau, he would express his views viva voce. (Hear, hear.) The Rev. H. Owen observed that the church in Wales was in a very sad condition, and weut on to say it was very desirable that it should be known whether or not it was a public meeting. if it was a packed meeting, it would be of no value whatever, and the result would only be another blow to "our falling Church in Wales." He would put the question again. Was it or was it not a public meeting? The Bishop—You had better prove that it is or is not a public meeting. Tiie Hev. H. ùwen-I cannot do that. The Dean of St. Asaph said there was a committee consisting of the members of the Lower House Convo- cation in the diocese, the different rural deans, and others, to consider the best mode of obtaining informa- tion respecting, the state of the church in the diocese. tVieetinga were then held in all the rural deaneries, and au executive committee was appointed to frame a gene- ral report. It had been very generally recommeuded that m order to meet the wants of the church in the diocese, an association of clergy and laity should be formed, having a branch in each deanery, aud if possible in each parish. The chapter week afforded a good opportuuity for the conference of the clergy and laity, and invitations were sent out to all parties in the diocese, he believed to the number of 60 or 70. J t was not at tiret intended to be a public meeting, and it was even now a question whethei it might be public or not. if it should be felt that it had better not be a public meeting, it might be a preliminary one but inasmuch as so many of the clergy and laity had come together, he thought the meetiug had better go on. ( Hear, hear.) It was by no means a packed meetiug, as invita. tions were sent to a large number of persons. Rev. Hicks Owen (interrupting) mentioned Sir John Haumer, Mr Osborne Niorgan, and others, as gentlemen whom he thought ought to have received invitations. Mr Townshend Mamwaring was understood to say that he himself asked Sir John Haumer to come, and he spoke of other gentlemen who had been requested to attend, and were absent. He also denied that it was a packed meeting. Mr Vaughan Williams said that as there were so many present, they might as well go on with the business. Those who liked to call it a public meeting might call it such, and those who were of a different opiuion might call it a select meeting. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman then called upon the Kev. Hugh Jones, as secretary of the committee, to iutroduce the speCIal subjects of the meeting. The Rev. Canon Jones, secretary, said that having had the honour of being appointed secretary to the com- wittee formed, it had fallen to his lot to state to the preseut meeting how the meeting which they were at present conducting had been brought forward. Iu Feb- ruary last there was a clerical meeting held at St. Asaph when an earnest desire to do what they could for the good of the church was expressed very generally and it was felt that something might be doue and should be done, and should be done if possible to promote the effi- ciency and usefulness of the church iu Wales. (Ap. plause.) He was sure he could with truth say that it was done in no party feeling, with no desire to hide from the public what was intended to be done but he main- tained that at that time there were other thiugs to be That it was not the proper time to place their p'uccedmgs before the public, and that before it could oe laid before the public it was felt there were certain preliminary proceedings to take place, that must be done aud could be done better in private than in public. (Hear, hear.) The hrst thing :luue was to present the following memorial to the Bishop II That the Rural Dean be requested by the Bishop to convene a meetiug of clergy aud laity m the several Deaneries on the first convenient occasion-the first con- venient day after hter, to discuss and report upon cer. tain questions sanctioned by the Bishop respecting the state of the church. This committee respectively re- commends that information sought should relate to the following heads of inquiry—statistical information re- lating tu ;-1, Churches and* school3; 2, Parsonage douoes; 3, Endowments 4, Services, distinguishing languages; Number of communicants in England and Wales respectively j 6, Average congregation 7, Schools, day and Sundays 8, Population and acreage of the parish; 9, Subjects for consideration at Kuri- decanal meetings (measures on increasing the efficiency of the church).—1, In reference to services including Holy Communion aud Psaimsday; 2, Additional clergy and lay helpers; 3, Co. operation of the laity with the clergy; 4, Training of the clergy; 5, Subdivision of parishes. A favourable reply was received from the Bishop suggesting that a formation of a committee (executive) to receive the reports from the several Dean- erieB and to frame from them a general report. In con- sequence of that letter from the Bishop a committee was formed at W rexham there again the matter was again gone into and thoroughly and carefully; and on the part of the meetiug there there was also an anxious desire to do what was best for the church. (Applause.) Al- most all the rural deans (three were absent) attended that meeting. That meeting recommended the drawing up of the following recommendationsIt has been very generally recommended that ill order to meet the faints of the church in this diocese, to carry out measures tending to increase its intluene and efficiency, an asso- ciation of clergy and laity be lormd with a branch in each rural deanery, and m far as may be possible in each parish. It is further suggested that it *vould greatly promote the objects above recommended if an oppor. tunity were given duriug the chapter week for a con- ference with such of the laity (from different parts of the diocese as may be noticed to attend at St. Asaph). Their recommendations were presented to the Bishop by the Dean. The Bishop returned the following answer —U I fully appreciate the desire which, according to your report, seems to pervade the diocese that an asso- ciation should be formed for the purpose of promoting the greater efficiency of the church, and it would gra- tify me to find the laity co-operating with the clergy in this important matter. I hopo that the conference sug- gested by the committee to be held during the chapter WPek may be attended with success." The following is the report Jrawn up by the executive committee with regard to theetate of the Diocese of St. Asaph :— To the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph. MY Loan,—The Executive Committee appointed by J'ollr Lordship to receive the reports from the Rural Deaneries relative to the state of the Church in this Diocese, and to frame from them a general report, beg leave to present the fol- ° lkturns have been received from all the Parishes in the Dio- Ct with the exception of nine rural Parishes, and the we olieve to be in much the same condition as others of the same class. But whereas there is reason to fear that considerable misap- prehension has existed in many parishes as to the exact mean- ing of some of the querie.?, an(? t=re, ?in tli? re-?lwts, the returns are ?mewilat incomplete—(in many of the returns avenge attendance Iladn b?en given, wite? the i?forniati( ""ught was the aggregate number of Church wo?lipperl and communicants in each Parish;) and whereas Iso, an enquiry is now teing made by a Committee of Convocation as to the con- dition of the Established Church in Wales, we think it better to postpone any numerical statement on these heads for the present, in the hopes of being able to obtain more accurate information. The Committee however can report that, notwith- standing considerable exceptions, they believe, that ou the whole, the result of the enquiry will be found to be much more satisfactory than many were led to expect. It appears that the number of Parishes included in the Returns, in which the Welsh language alone is used in the Senices is thirty-nine. The bilingual Parishes are ninety- seven. And the number of Parishes exclusively English is fort -eigi?t li?r*th re?wd to Class I we have no observation to make, except tliat we are happy to report that with one exception, where it is unavoidable, there are two full services on each Sunday. With regard to class 2 an opinion has been %?ezy generally expressed, that in all e? where the V?elsh language miitinu? pTe,,il o far to make a service in that language sary, it i. ?. ir.bl? that at least two complete S?r,i. e' m Webh should be provided every Sunday, and that one of those should be in the evening. With a dew to the 'b.? prod.ion, we think that some means should be devised for supplying Welsh Parishes, requir- ing one or more English Services, with additional cleri?i assistance. The PauciP of week da3, Sen-ices in Churches, PA,)iwl?m%, or other bu, d, "g having been brought under the notice of the Commit., we U.ik it right to u,, attention to th ? point. We otaerve that twenty B<hool-chap«ls have already been built In the Diocese; but the returns mention as many as seventy places having a population at such a distance from the Church, thaI a Sehoolroom Sen-ice or Cotblge ¡..ture is ur- gently required; and in order to meet this requirement no fewer than tifty-four additional Curates or lay readers aro wauted, A very general opinion has been expressed m favour of rry- ing on the work of the Church in ,rg' ? ih from _?ni' mutre.s, by means of Chapels-of-ease, or Mission chumh. -d S?h.ol-? rp rf,.= subdivision of Pri,,Ie?. With reference to the training of Candidates for Holy Ord?. :it l?. been urged, that they should receive some more special training than they ordinarily do at present; in order to which, r?i? d e .U" should employ llen.-I, fr a definite time in PmtoMl Nvork? under the superintendence of a Parochial Clergyman; and that assistance should be pm?id?d in the shape of ?wyli Exhibitions to promote this object. With a view to the better supply of Candidates for Holy Orders, it is suggested that a fund be raised for granting Exlll- bitions to the mo,t promising boys in our Grammar Schools; to enable them to remain in such Schools until they are quali- fied for the Universities, and that a communication be opened with the Universities on the subject of Scholarships for Buch persons during their residence there. It has been very generally recommended that in order to meet the wants of the Church in this Diocese, awl to carry out these, and other m'ures tending to increa.. its influence and efficiency an association of Clergy and Laity be formed, with a branch in cach Rural Deanery, and as far as may be possible, in each 1.n1riI. In concluding their Keporr, tne committee venture to suggest to your Lordship that it would greatly promote the objects above mentioned, if an opportunity were given during the Chapter week for a Conference with such of the Laity from different parts of the Diocese as may be indlleed to attend at St. Asaph.—Signed, on behalf of the Committee, R. B. M. BOOR, Chairman. St. Asaph, July, 1869. This then was the history of the proceedings of the committee, and it was by those steps they had arrived at the present meetiug. On behalf of all he hoped they would take as true all he had said, that they would relieve the other members of the committee and himself from all suspicion as to there having been any wish on their part to pack the meeting. (Hear, heir.) Their desire had been not to promote the ends of party; but to promote the efficiency of the Church. It was with that view that he himself had felt it an honour to be allowed to tike any part in connection with the matter, and he would earnestly impress upou all present the desirability of acting in the true spirit of members of the Church, not to see what fault they could find with the conduct of their brethren, but rather what deficiencies and defects there might be, and how those defects and deficiencies might best be remedied. (Hear, hear.) Lord Powis said that it was perhaps necessary that he should make a few remarks upon the present occasion. Those gentlemen who attended here to day were well aware that general meetings had been held in various parts of the country for the last few years, in the autumn, under the title of church conferences, which had brought together persons from all parts of the country, and had enabled persons holding them to come together for the common good, and in many instances to find that those whom they considered to be very much opposed to them, and of whom they were in considerable dread, were persons much more easy to work with than had been originally thought possible. (Hear, hear.) The speaker then referred at some leogth to various meetings which had been held in various parts of the country in the spring, and which had been productive of good feel- ing and perfect harmony. He touched upon the meet. ings which had been held in different parts of the dio- cese of St. Asaph, and detailed at some length the posi- tion ..f the diocese of St. Asaph, which made it very inconvenient for clergymen and others liviug at the extreme end of the diocese to come to St. Asaph on oc- casions like the present. He contended that in this diocese they had difficulties to encouuter that they had not in dioceses in Utiglaud-tit was the difference in the language. (Hear, hear.) 'I hat necessitated there being in several parishes two separate services in differ- ent languages every Sunday; and be might also say for two separate people, because there were very few people in those parishes who had not a decided preference f..r oue or the other. Indeed the tenacity of affection with which the Welsh held to their own language for pur- poses of worship was shown by the fact that there were in London 17 or 18 chapels where the Welsh language was used exclusively-(hear, hear)-which were very suc- eeaftiliti drawing together lat ge congregations. (Hear, hear.) In Ireland this fact was not so much felt, for in the parts of that country where the Gaelic language was still spoken, the population were entirely Komau Catholics, and consequently the services of a clergyman of the Euglish Churefr was dispensed with, and the fact that tended much to the advancement of the Eu- glish lauguage in Ireland was the fact that all their uewspapers and periodicals wdre printed in English whilst on the other hand in Wales there were a great number of Welsh periodicals, and the amount of litera- ture circulated and printed in the Welsh language was something astonishing. (Hear.) The speaker com- plained very much of the way in which the services of the English clergymen in Wales were delivered, and he maintained that they were not pursuing the right course to gain the affections of the Welsh people. (Hear, hear.) He congratulated the Welsh on having at last obtained, under the recent alterations in the government of the universities,someehare in the scholar- ships of the colleges, and instanced Jesus College, Oxford, the scholarships of which were henceforth to be divided between the Welsh aud other people, whilst before they were wholly monopolised by the Etoniaus. ( I ear, hear.) After a few more remarks to a similar effect, he called upon Sir Watkin W. W. Williams, Bart., M.P., to propose the first resolution. Sir Watkin begged leave to propose the first resolu- tion-" That it has been very generally recommeuded that in order to meet the wants of the church in this diocese andtocirr) out measures tending to increase the influence and efficiency, an association of clergy and laity be formed, with a branch in each Rural Deanery, and as far as may be possible in every parish." He was understood to say he W.JS happy to see so large aDd so influential a meeting gathered together. He much regretted one gentleman should have been left out of the invited, but he attributed it to oversight alone. (Hear, hear.) ne certainly should not have attended had he for one moment thought that it was the intention of the committee to invite only persons hQl.iing the same views as themselves, but he really thought, looking around him, that it was a very large and in. fluential meeting, and a very large collection of the laity who represented the different opinions entertained by different Churchmen lie trusted, therefore, that this meetiogwould be take l as a very fair representation of the laity, or rather the landed proprietors in the district. (Applause.) He then went I fully into the objects for which the meeting had been called, and concluded with some most sensible observations, which sp^ce (the meeting having taken place so late in the week, and there being such a press of other matter,) will not permit us to giVd in full, as we could wish to have done. Tiie Dean of 81., Asaph secourlerl the motion,. The Chairman then asked whether any gentleman had any observations to make before he put the motion. Xo one seemed ilispoied for some time to speak, butat last tlte Rev. Hicks Owen rose in response to the appeal of the chair- man, and declaimed at some length against the persecution which he had beeu subject to some time previous upon the oc- casion of the bishopric being threatened by Parliament. On that occasion, he was understood (he was uot rery audible) to say that some of the laity stood by him and the Rev. David Roberts, Ysceifiog, but that several went against them, the COL- quence being that he (Mr H. Owen) and his party were beaten. He complained that no chapel had been attached to the school by the Church of England, although the subject had been moot- ed at a previous meeting some years ago, What ? the mnse qu?.(,?? Why tl?? tnoncon fo"t? t?? tk,n the ..ttr in ::d:C';nd 1Y.:?'sIdeS;j'heaetll:e :U:\ probability of them being able to increase it to LISO. He com- tl:I bitterly that there were a number of ^ergymen in the Church in Waies who wuld not speak the language of the p?)- P\ What hold could they be supposed to have upon the minds ami affections of the people? Why none. What was the conse- II ltr1H' inllÍt()ry? Whythmen worked at the Tower of Babel, not bring abl t) converse wIUrœrh otner U1 any langulJ Wrc ou n dispersed by Proddeute .Even Jesus Christ admitted the necessity of preachers of the gospel knowing all atigitag?, for were they not gifted with ?,,? language? He had been i calle) a venemous 8PMer, a maker of "v pccehcs.. by Sir Watiiin Sir Watkin (interrupting)—! beg your pardon, sir—I did not! Rev. Hicks Owen-\ou did ir! Sir Watkiii Upon my honour I never recollect saying any- thing of the kind. Hè. Hick. Owen—You told me in the railway carriage that I was a ""by ann impertinent ?;i?ker Sir Watkin—I did not tell you any such thing. This is not a place to !?,l t )rou that you are tel ing the truth, or L.,I crie of order" stol)p thi wnvcmtioii, at the end of which Mr Hicks Owen sat down. Mr Scott B'llIke., Mr Vaughan Williams, the Warden of Ruthin, and Mr Trevor Parkins, spoke on the subject. [We are very sorry we have not space to give their .peerhe,.) Mr Martin Smith said he should be sorry if any resolutions were p?.?d to-day; as he understood the great object of the meeting was to obtain the co-operation of the laity. He knew Hevwoll _nes. and influential churchmen, including church- warden* who had not rercired im itations, and he was very w:ll'den'! who }¡ad not rC,'Y'ired inritation. an(! he was Vt-'ry ;illra :,ioat (lil, :l ïet}L:ttll=: ing dearty re<nnred a full attendance of the Jaity. The time had (ome when the church should have the 1. t? with it—nay, it must hme the )aity with it if their measures were to suJ. (Hear, he") The -Iti-- WM Httxequfntiy pa?e.) in the following Sh-411,Iisee:it:rUI:itOW¡:f. portance of the subI""t mentIoned in the general report ju"" read, and of the propoM) to establish a Diocesan organisation d?im that tlim questions should be further considered at a meeting to be held at Wrexham, on Tuesday, October 20th, 1369, of which meeting notice will be give,Tr. and otherwise, and that the resolutions as drawn ..t by the committee should also be advertised." Along discussion ensued, which we have not space for. We conclude with the following, Mr Martin Smith said he noticed that his name was down one of the committee to carry out tbe re",lutions which were w ,lave been submitted to this in and this must l<e his ex- e fe:;g.tetIilg:ft:'i:\ tiie .1:/i8 w' had already said that lay co-operation 'Id not and hold not longer be delayed; but at the same time the P?itin of the laity must be a real one, and he felt that they had not been dmlio with realities. They must flK this question whatever difficuftif!? it might Fre?ent-?n(!r or later—and the soonerthe better. In o, r, i p,?ible, that present 'i result in some practical purpose he lb,?,gZ give n.Ii?ft'h?t ?.t w. his intention 10 attend such tin and to submit a=, lution on the following terms—° Tliat ti?lH meetmg'8 of opinion thilt a general ineetii?g Of the clergy and laity of the Church of England should be called at as early a date as poftible to consider the desirability of birnging forward in Parliament ?ch measures a' might be be,t (."ul.,?, to attain the following effects To give to the laity a due share in the management or the affair. of the church, including control in trust over the reveuue with a view to the same being re-apportioned in accord- ance with existing requirements, -it as to remove -o,,Ij.. aneewith ,iti" ?%=y of the,!h_h? Suchr? meeting* .d n- t he, to consist of an equal number of clergy and laity ofI -:ho""p 008C, appointed by the church in a meeting called for the pur- pose. Mr Mainwaring was sum Mr Smith would excuse him offer- ing .gg?!,ti-. He would remcmber that at a meeting at "I. h- a number of ?lution? had been pawd, bearing I ::?:rAtisut; re "w ='co' tion and under tlim cintimstan? he hoped Mr Smith would withdraw his notice. M r Smith said he had the highest respect for Mr Mainwaring and he would noede much to meet his views, but he conld mnse.ttowittiidl r.twtliTcnuoeth i,eto .meet hit, views, but he -15 giving t ,,l ,uld attend t ng .d sup- g,,?i, ,$ t with such =, a^ appeared to him r??"t,d at t"i, time impommt, (Ar;,Iid?n Ffoulkes had ..pli.?d that the laity did not heartily co-operate with and assist the' ,h t]?o 'ug lit ti?fo ,,t of a ?,ry ti,?f. tory explanation, and its discussion would open up some very iuii o.tmt qu?tions. (Her, hear.) He must wit all respect intimate that he adhered to his notice. (Hear, hear,) Subsequently a vote of thanks to the Chairman, with ditto to the Bhhop terminated the proceedings, which lasted seven and a-half hours. Amongst those present we noticed the following:- The °Etr? of Powi. Sir W "I Watkin Wyn. Bart, M P Sir Stephen E Giynne, Bart; Lord Li''t. nt of Flinubir?; Sir Hugh *Wi)U)tm?''?rt; Hon Cd Wynne, Rhug J H Wynne, Esq CoedCoch R Vaughan Wi Hams, Esq, CQnnty %ynne, Lajioru,r,i atCt; J S Bankes, Esq 'o'?hton H?hShentf of Ftinbihire C B dough. Eq; ?esketh rsq"Gwrych C?stte T. Hughes Esq Y,-ts Towns- h.ndm? ,n. T Gold Edwards. Esq Bonnor Maurice, Esq J Parry J..?,, &q Mr P H R.mb,.t. Glany"em Capt. P P Penuant; Ctoas, Mainwaring, Esq" Galltfaefen; Charles Townshead, Esq; Col. Heaton, Pla.-heaton; Major 'foulkes; Dr A E Tumour, Gmve-hoitse J Jones, Egq, Fron- dd?,w ;RjSi..n, Eq TttMdy J Wtgsttn?, Eeq ,'RhM; J H Fairclough, F ,q, St. A-P" J Trevor Farkinx, Eq;y Peel, Esq, Brynypys; 8,itI, ?V C R, Denbigh; B mf Hes etli, Esq Mr Hughes, St. A?I)b; the Right Rev. the Lord Hishopof St. Asaph; the Very Rev. the Dean of St. Asaph (Dr R M Bonnor); Archdeacon Wickham; Arcadeacon Ffoulkes; Canons, Hngh Joi a ^ynneEdwards; W-isbw; Da?d Williams; J Merydilh; Maude; Robert Williams; Gln n?; Rev. E H Owen; T Wynne E?IA'a 8, Rhuddlan; T llr a J Tturkey; R J Roberts, Y .It og Roberts. Llan d?m?': H '?o?'n, Rhy); Rees Wii)i?n-, BodctwyddM); Lewi w" ??D Lcwi; T Z Davies, ".?it.rd ;Chart. W Heaton, Jesus Oollege, Oxford; C Bulkeley Jones, W.?d,?? of R?h?? D??Lewi?JE?HiH.'Webhpoo!; J H W-- J i;hd:r7,il; T t:II, 'ill:1 i/ lTf.:n J Griffith, Llanynys; T Wil liani4, St. George; B H'ilow?, Dy-erth H Richardson, Comel3 E Smart, Henllan; Thomas Tnomas Bonnor, Newmarket: L James, Llangollen; Jones, Corwen Captain Thomas; Mr Morgan, Dehbigh; Whitehall Dodd, Esq; It M Preston, Esq; Ellis Eyton, Esq; Richards, Eqt solicitor, Llangollen &c., &C.
PARLIAMENT.—THURSDAY. In the House of Lords the Karl of Shafteebury with- drew his ecclesiastical courts bill, and the order was di.?h?, g?d. Ou the motion of Earl De Grey and Ripon, their lord- ships agreed to the Commons' amendments to their lordships' amendments in the endowed schools bill. On the motion of liarl de Grey and Ripon, the con- tagious diseases animals bill was, after a short discussion, read a second time, as were also the Jamaica loans bill, the savings banks and Postoffice savings banks bill, and the insolvent debtors and bankruptcy repeal bill, the county courts, admiralty jurisdiction act (1868) amend- ment bill; and the coutagious diseases bill passed committee. The bankruptcy bill was re-1d a third time and passed. The prevention of gaming (Scotland) bill was read a third time and passed. The pharmacy act (1868) amendment bill aud the shipping dues (exemp- tion act (186i) amendment bill passed through com- mittee. On the presentation of benefices belonging to Roman Catholics, &c., bill, which the Bishop of Ely for the Archbishop of Canterbury explained was merely to re- place incumbents presented to livings belonging to Roman Catholics under the same laws and regulations with respect to residence as all other incumbents, Lord Cumoys pointed out that Jews and Diseenters could be preseuted to livings, but Roman Catholics could not. He could not see that there was any more danger to the church from one than the other.—The Bishop of Ely said the complaint of the noble lord invol ved a question too large for him to deal with in such a bill as this.-The bill was then read a second time. The valuation of property metropolitan bill, and the public school act 4,1868) amendment bill, were read a second time.
RUTHIN. COUNTY SESSIONS.—Before R. G. Johnson, Esq., Gabi iel Roberts, Esq., Kev. G. Lloyd Roberts, and R. F. Birch. e David Roberts, tlanarmon, was fined 40s and costs for being drunk and riotous at Llanarmon on the 16th inst. The defendant was fined 108 and costs, March 30, 1868, for a similar ofience, and has frequently ap- peared at this court for asaauits. Transfer of License. Catherine Hughes, of the Harp, to Miss Catherine Hughes, daughter of the late tenant. Eight persons were drowned by a boat accident on the Clyde a few days since. At a general meeting of the Reform Club, with refer. ence to the resignation of Messrs. Bright and Forster, a resolution was adopted, expressing satisfaction in the withdrawal of the resignation of those gentlemen. The Royal Agricultural Society's show at Manchester was brought to a close on Saturday. According to the return issued of admissions to the exhibition the receipts at the gates are estimated to have reached nearly £ 16,000. The total public income of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the year ended 30tia June last, was X73,155,032 13s 7d. The excess of total ex- penditure over income in the same period was £678,227. There were balauces in the exchequer on the 30th of June, 1864, amounting to X3,929,081 on the 30th June last, £ 4,736,584. Mr James Edge, solicitor and agent for the Conserva- tive party in the town of Bolton, was examined by the Municipal and Parliamentary Elections Committee on Friday. He said Boltou was decidedly against the bal- lot. He knew some cases of bribery, and said it could be carried on iu the form of betting. He thought bri- bery and intimidation might be checked, if not alto- gether stopped, by the use of voting papers issued by the retirnin, officer, and duly authenticated with 8[1 otficial seal. Mr Frank Buckland was examined before the select committee of the House of Commons on salmon fisheries on Tuesday. He said in his evidence that it was de- sirable that there should be a maximum and a minimum size of salmon net for salmon fishing, and he thought that a power should be reserved in any act of Parlia- ment for the making of by-laws to meet special circum- stances. With regard to the licenses, he thought there should be a graduated scale and a maximum scale, be- cause in some cases a man having paid a £5 license might catch X400 worth of fish in the year, while another having paid the same, might only catch one fish. He considered it most important that the law with regard to the annual close time should be altered. Mr Buck- land praised the galmou fisheries bill now before Parlia- ment, and he believed that under its provisions the fish- eries in England would be considerably improved and increased. Father Claret, the ex-confessor of Queen Isabella, is at Rome, and has been received by the Pope. A well-known metropolitan police officer, Inspect, r Tanner, of the detective departmant, has retired from the force, after twenty years' service, on a pension of £ 1(10 a year. In the course of his connection with the polbe, Mr Tanner has been very successful in tracing and arresting celebrated criminals. A mong those whom he apprehended were Mullius, who murdered Mrs Ems- ley Forward, the murdeier of the three children in a coffee house at Holborn; Hunt, who committed murder in a cab and Muller, who killed Mr Briggs on the No: h Lo 'don Railway.
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^^7t^k!grapiiic new, be correct, Japan is iu a Very unhealthy monetary condition. It is said that the finances of the country are very disorgan. ized, and that paper money is being forced on the people under pain of death. The nitroglycerine bill, brought in by Sir John Hay has been read a second time in the Honae of Commons. The bill, which is to take effect f? thTlTof October, and to continue in force for I-o<t of one ye?, absolutely prohibits the ?So.. of nitr?ycerin. or of any other "?? .,ce h.vi.g uit?ycenuem any form as ..n.. of its coa.P.?.t parts or Mgred?. No peraon will be allowed to carry nitroglycerine without a license. It is also provided that no one may sellllny nitro-glycerilic for any purpose ex. cept to workmen in his employ.' Intelligence has reached New York from Mexico that General Vega., supported by Losadus troops. is organizing an independent confederacy in the Northern States of the Republic. It is confidently affirmed at Rome (says the Pall Mall Gazette) that a formal treaty is coll. luiled between France, Austria, and Italy, by which France, in case of war, will be supported by Italy with a coutiugent of 50,000 men, while Italy will occupy the province of Viterbo. On the other hand, it is stated, .in oiffcial circies, that PIUS- sia has promised the Pope 120,000 meu, in the event of his abandonment by France. In spite of these statements, however, the Papal authorities seem to be assured of French support. The Carlist conspiracy in Spain appears to be on a somewhat extensive and well organized scale. An engageuieut took place on Saturday night be-, tween the insurgents and the Government forces, but the former were routed. It is plain that a great deal of disaffection exists against the n/w Government.