ROBERT BURNS. I (From Blackwood'a Magaiiue) I All lieaits are Iiis-with high and low, I The Doon in fancy seems to flow; To music all itc, onvn: The village maiden to his lays Her simph, heartless homage pays— The queen upon the throne. All that the cottage hearth en(enril- All that can move to mirth or tears, In his sweet gong combine And pictured there with simplest grace, Old times and manners we may trace IntVry living line. And need we say that in his page Are strains that must, from age to age, When clouds are in her skv, Speak to his country's glowing heart. And bid her ever act her part, As in the days gone by Nor upon earth alone he reigns, Nor heaven alone on hi? domains Shines with wide spreading ray: But things unearthly, and of nigtit, And lighted by no heavenly light, His mighty spell obey 1 Ard never can it be forgot, 'Ibat hard as was our poet's lot, left in cold want to pine. No poor and servile arts he knew, But ever to himself was true, And to his art divine. No fear that time with men like him, The radiance of Fame should dim— And for this simple cause— That Time has happily, no furca To change the onward, even course Of Nature and her laws. "The daisy," therefore, still mnst grow- The hills where Lugar loves to flow, Still meet the winter sun"- And Na'ure's poet still must hold, Amidst her streams and mountains old," The place that he has won
LITERARY EXTRACTS. I ¡ W ASRINGTON IILVINC, Ee a good man, my dear." One can't but think of these last words of the veteran Chief of Letters, who had tasted and tested the value of worldly success, admiration, prosperity. Was Irving not good, and, of his works, was not his life the best part? In his family, gentle, generous, good-humoured, affectionate, self-denying; in society, a delightful ex- ample of complete gentlemanhood; quite unspoiled by prosperity; never obsequious to the great (or, worse still, to the base and medn, as some public men are forc- ed to be in this and other countries); eager to acknow- ledge every contemporary's merit; always kind and affable with the young members of his calling; in his professional bargains and mercantile dealings delicately, honest and grateful; one of the most charming masters of our lighter language; the constant friend to us and our nation; to men of letters doubly dear, not for his wit and genius merely, but as an exemplar of goodness, probity, and pure-life :—I don't know what sort of tes- timonial will be raised to him in his own country, where generous and enthusiastic asknowledgment of American merits is never wanting: but Irving was in our service as well as theirs; and as they have placed a stone at Greenwich yonder in memory of that gallant young Bellst, who shared the perils and fate ot some of our Artie seamen, I would like to hear of some memorial raised by English writers and friends of letters in aftVc- tionate remembrance of the dear and good Washington Irving.-Cornhill Magazine, No. 2. AN ECCENTRIC LoltD.-Up early, preparing for our start, though the train docs not go till 9 30. Met Lord Mark Kerr, who is in command of Her Majesty's 13th Regiment here, at the railway side, for there is no sta- tion, and had a slight inspection of the regiment, which marched past, with band playing, as a little mark of at- tention, I conceive, towards Sir Robert Garrett. Lord Mark, faithful to his peculiar vestiary and sumptuary law and customs, had his head uncovered and his hair cut ahoit, the result of which was, that the sun had blis- tered his occiput severely. He wore his old Crimean blue stuff trousers, and long untanned leather riding- boots. Among the passengers were a number of soldiers going back to their duty at Cawnpove, one of whom had yellow cross-belts, ard seemed altogether, little as uni- form is regarded in India, very oddly dressed. Lord Mark saw him, dashed down the bank at him, and came back in a few minutes in a terrible rage. There what do you think, General, of the discipline these fine fellowB are kept in-one of our Highlanders, too. I asked that fellow Who he was, and what regiment he belonged to. And what do you think his answer was— his answer to me, sir ? hang me, sir, but the fellow turned round, stared at m?, and said, What the is that to ?" Did you ever hear such a thing ?" Well, what did you say 2" Say ? Why I told him who I was that I was colonel of the 13th Regiment, and officer in command of the station; and then the fellow saluted, begged my pardon, and said, He never would have thought it.' Lord Mark did not mark the irony of the soldier, which was certainly so far founded on fret, that it would have been difficult for any one to have di- vined that the person who stood before him, dressed as I have described, with the addition of a ragged tunic of red calico, wadded with cotton, was a colonel in the griny.-My.bi,zry in India. OUR COAL FIELDS.-In our own kingdom we are wonderfully favoured by the number and local distribu- tion of our coal fields. Furthest north we see the con- 1 Biderable deposits of Scotland extending from the coast of Fife to the valley in the Clyde. In England north of the Trent we have the coal fields of Northumberland and Durham, with Cumberland and those of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire. After these comes the large neld of Lancashire, or, as it is sometimes nam- ed, the Manchester coal field. Looking to the central districts, we see the coals of North and South Stafford- shire and of Leicestershire. In the north-west we have the field of North Wales; in the more central west the .deposits of the plain of Shrewsbury, Coalbiookdale, and the Clee Hills; and in the south-west we find the great coal neld of South Wales, and in the minor ones of the Forest of Dean, of Somerset shire, and of Gloucestershire. By the inspection of a good geological map we see how advantageously for commerce the beveral coal stores are Zistributud and they have exercised a greater influence upon the locality of men's residences than might at first be supposed. What has made for example, Newcastle- onTyne, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Glasgow what they are but contiguous coal fields? What has decided the locality of our vast factories and iron- works, but coal fields ? W hat has, therefore, determined the courses of our principal lines of railway ? Primarily our great coal fields. What has doomed some formerly populous and otherwise convenient and venerable cities to languor or decay ? What has retarded the increase of Salisbury, and. Winchester, and Canterbury-all cath- edral cities or towns, and all otherwise favourably sit- uated-what but the absence and distance of coal fields? What, lastly, is to determine the re-distribution of poli- tical power in our representative system, according to the scheme of Mr Bright ? Evidently the existence of coal, which attracts populations, concentrates industry, and must at length draw to the coal-bearing sites a nu. merical majority of the nation. Take a geological map of a new and thinly-populated country, and if it be marked by coal fields. The locality of future cities can be safely predicted from our own experience. Men and manufactories will follow coal. The two former are tho moveables, the latter is the fixed attraction.—Edinburgh Beview. ANECDOTE OF LOUIS XIV.—When Rudyerd's Eddy- stone was building, Louis XIV. was at war with Eng. land, and a French privateer took the men at wotk upoa the rock, and carried them to a French prison. When that monarch heard of it, he immediately ordered them to be released, and the captors to be put in their place declaring that, though at enmity with England, he was not at war with mankind. Extremes meet. The most gorgeous monarch in Europe and the plain Quaker of Liverpool had one point in common-they both agreed that the erection of a Lighthouse was a great c holy good, to serve and save humanity."— Cornhill Maga- zine, No. 2. LIGHTHOUSE EXPERIENCE.—Among the curiosities of lighthouse experience are these two. The one that it is an occupation in which the modern claim for feminine participation has been forestalled. There is at this mo- ment a woman light-keeper, and as she retains her em- ployment it may be inferred that she does her duty pro- perly. The other is an odd fact, namely, that so far back as the last century the rationale of the cod-liver oil fashioc was foreshadowed at the Smalls." As in the wool-combing distriet-i of Yorkshire, where the wool 18 dressed with oil, consumption and strumous affections of the like character are rare, so it is said that people going out to tho "Smalls" as keepers, thin, hectic, and -emaciated, have returned plump, jocund, and robust, on account of living in an unctuous atmosphere, where every breath was laden with whale oil, and every meal might be enriched with fish.-Cor)iltill Maqazitie, No. 2. SYREN MOTUEBS.—I remember, when I myself was meeting from thtf conduct of a young woman in-in a capital which is distinguished by a viceregal court -and from her heartlessneis, as well as that ef her relative, who I once thought would be my mother-in. law-shrieking out to a friend who happoned to be spouting some lines from TeDBysoo's Ulysses:—" By George i WnrringtoD, I have no doubt that w hen the young syrens set their green caps at the old Greek captain and his crew, waving and beckoning with white arms and glancing smiles, and wheedling him with their sweet pipes-I make no doubt, air, that the mother syrens where behind the rocks (with their dyed fronts and ckeeks painied,ito as to resist water) and calling out—' Now, Halcyon, wy chi!d from the Pirata! Now, Glaukopis, dear, look well at that old gentleman at the helm! Bathykolpos, love there's a sailor on the maintop, who will tumble right down into yonr lap if you beckon to him! Aud so on-and be on." And I laughed a wild shriek of dtspair. For I, too, have been on the dangerous island, and come away tnence, mad, furious, wanting a strait-waistcoat.—Cornhill Maga- zine, No. 2.
TRIAL OF THB BISHOP OF BRECHIN.-The trial of the Bishop of Brechin is fixed for the 7th, and it is likely to last for seveial days. It is said that it will take the bishop three days to read his defence-a docu- ment of between 400 and 500 pages. The defence has been in the hands of presenters for some weeks, and their reply will probably be of corresponding length. M. Granier de Cassagnac, in giving his adhesion, in the Pays, to the Emperor's free trade programme, cha- i I. 4 ,I ,4
MISCELLANEOUS BIRTH IN A RAILWAY- CARRIAGE.—On Wednesday last a married woman, named Gosden, left the Guildford railway station, by a third-class train, with the inten- tion of proceeding to Kingston, where she was to meet her husband, who went by rond, on foot, and was going to convey her to the Kingston Union, to await her ac- couchmcnt. During the journey, the woman was seized with thoEe premonitory symptoms which plainly indi- cated to her fellow passengers (these, fortunately, C In- sisted of only four females, who were in the sa.no com- partment of Lhe carriage) that the advent of another item to our population was at hand. Before arriving at Kingston, the woman gave birth to a daughter. Every attention was paid to the mother and child, who were carefully removed to the apartments of Mr Mawdsley, the station master, whero they were promptly attended by Mr Coleman. The child born under such peculiar circumstances ig, we understand, to be christened Fan- ny Surbiton." Every aid that could be afforded, under the peculiar circumstances, was cheerfully rendered, and the ladies of the neighbourhood were most assiduous in their attentions. The poor woman was fortunately, so tar recovered, yesterday, that she was able to submit to a removal to the Kingston Union, where every care will be taken to ensure her recovery. A KITTEN IN THE CKINOLINF..—A few mornings since a young lady, in considerable alarm, stepped into the shop of Mr Culeman, a greengrocer, Queen's road, and be^ed of Mrs Coleman to be allowed to go into the palour to search herselt over, as there was something crawling about her whicn made her very uncomfortable. Mrs C. kindly tendered her assistance to discover the mysterious stranger, and on investigation soon found a kitten hung up in the trelliswork of her crinolino. A few moments reflection afforded a solution of how it ob- tained its whereabouts. The young lady was one of the district visitors, and she had just been to pay a visit to a poor person whose cat was a mamma, and Miss Titt, in her kittenish frolics had availed herself of the crinoline to have a game of hoop and hide.. It is to be hoped that the attachment of the youthful feline miscreant is no omen the young lady may hereafter be one of those antiquated spinsters who by tradition are said to have a strong affinity to cats.—Brighton Paper. MR COBDEN.—A Paris letter of Wednesday, in the Morning Star, says—" Mr Cobden leaves us to-morrow for Cannes, much in need of repose, and threatened with loss of voice if he should neglect to seek it. Although he has accomplished a great deal, much yet remains to be I done, and his presence has become even more necessary here at this period of the proceedings than it was at the commencement of his work. After a few weeks' rest in the South he will return in order to get the machinery, of which he is the inventor, sole modeller and constructor, in full motion, and not till after that, the greatest and most important task of all, be thoroughly accomplished, will he consider himself a free man to go home to Eng- land and receive the heartfelt thanks oi his countrymen, and that reward of gratitude he has so nchiy earned." A:oiOTHEn. RIOT AT ST. GEOUGB'S-IN-THK-EAST.— There was a great riot in the church of St. George's-in- the-East London, on Sunday evening. There were cat-calling, cock-crowing, howling, yelling, hissing, shouting of the most violent kind snatches of popular songs were sung; loud cries of bravo" and "order" came from every part of the church; caps, hats, and bon- nets were thrown from the galleries into the bouy of tha church and back again, while the pew doors were slam- med lucifer matches struck, and attempts more than once made to put out the gas. The procession of choris- ters headed by the Revs. Bryan King and C. F. Low- der, caused intense excitement. People jumped on to their seats, pew doors were violently slammed, and loud shouts of execration proceeded from every part of the church. Scarcely a word of tho prayers was audible, I and tho sermon was interrupted by boys who were un- affected by the preacher's admonitions. After the ser- mon Mr Kin?, Mr Lowder, and the choristers were more suM'-ctad to personal violence. A cry was raised to de-j molish tbe altar, but the attempt was prevented. Over the apse, or quasi altar, is a beautiful candelabrum, and this at onco became an object of attach. Hassocks were collected from the pews and hurled at it. Many of them struck it, and every moment it was expected that it would come down. As it was, it was seriously damaged. Another object of attack was the large cross over the altar, at which hassocks and cushions were thrown from the gallery. All this time there were fighting, shouting, and sinking in all parts of the church, with no one in authority to repress it. The cushions in the galleries were torn up and thrown into the aisle; bibles and prayer books were flying about, and much damage was done. The police ultimately cleared the church. Every- thing that has previously occurred sinks into insignifi- cance when compared with the terrible sceno which was witnessed on Sunday night. The church was densely packed, there being at least 3000 persons present, of whom about 1000 were boys who had come with the de4 termination of making a row, and who took possession of the galleries. No theatre on boxing night ever con-I tained such an audience. The reporters confess their inability to convey an idea of the disgusting character of the proceedings, CHINOLINB.—A girl named Ann Watts, residing in Love-street, Sheffield, died last week from injuries susiain- ed on Tuesday, at the works of Messrs W. Guest and Co, button manutacturers. The accident was of the most shoeking character. The girl went to the button manu- factory to see a sister whu had a few days before commen- ced working there, The sister was employed ij boring horn buttons, at a low wocK-bencb, and deceased had stood beside the bench fur two or three minutes watching her,]wheo her drees, largely" extended by crinoline, was caught by a small drum running on a shaft under the work bench. Being uuablj to tear her clothes fruin the drum, she was in a moment drawn down and whirled round the shaft, which is only twelve indies from the floor, her head and feet being dashed against t hb floor and bench at every revolution. A youth named Hall succeeded in a few moments in throwing off the strap by which the ma- chine was driveu, and thus stopping the shaft. When this was done the head and shoulders of the poor girl were sound much compressed in a shocking manner under the shaft. She was released as quickly as possible, and cou- veved to the infirmary. It was there found that her spine had been fractured in several places, and she was other- wise shockingly injured. No hopes were entertained of her recovery from the first. The drum and shaft were wholly uuboarded at the time of the accident, but have since been boxed off. The deceased's clothes were torn from her back during the accident. THE BALLOT IN AUSTKALIA.—Mr William Cooper, of the National Bank of Australia, Melbourne, has addressed to Mr Cobden the following interesting letter on the Working of the Ballot" in the colony of Victoria :—15th I-N ov, 1859. "Dar sir,—Among the newspapers which h ivej. us t arri* v ed by the mail from England, I have read with interest a report of your speech at the Rochdale banquet; and though a personal stranger to you, I feel inclined to address you these few lines in corroboration of the senti- meots you expressed in favour of the ballot, especially as I did not observe that you instanced this colony as a coun- try in which it had been found thoroughly successful. I am aware that the person who was chiefly instrumental in introducing the system of secret voting here, William Nicholson, was under your notice whilst on a vidit to Eng- land some time ago, yet as all the elections under our new constitution, inaugurated three years ago, have taken place fcincethat time, 1 thought it might not be uninteresting to you to know how the system has been found to work in ae- tual practice. With hardly a single exception all the elec- tions, say over 100 in number at the least, have taken place with an entire absence of disorder, drunkenness, in- timidation, or known or even alleged bribery, though in a large number of cases party spirit rau very high. In all the elections which have come under my personal obser- vation) such was the complete contrast to the scenes enac- ted in England, that a stranger coming into the town would never have known that a hotly contested election was going on, except perhaps by the posters on the dead walls. Out of them all, I can only repall one instance in which intimidation was practised, and one case of treat- in" on n very email sCbb; the latter offence sufficed to unseat the only member of the Victoria parliament who has yet been unseated. So far fron. there being any dis- position to return to the old method of open voting, a!. most all those who opposed the introduction ot the ballot now acknowledge its advantages; and amongst them is the then premieir, whose cabinet was beaten on the question, and who resgined in consequencc. No imputation ot tam- pering with the voticg papers in any way has yet occurred so that one of the flimsy and plausible objections of Syd- ney Smith's practically refuted. file returning officers are chosen irom men of the higkest standing and honour, and only in one instance has there ever been any suspicion of partiality or unfairness ou their part, and in that \0- stance it was only a question of two or three votes, which in no way influenced the election. As I think it is very probable that you may have made yourself acquainted with the precise way in which the voting is here conduc- ted, I will not enter into detaih in the matter; 1 will merely conclude by saying that though always a believer in the ballot, I never saw, till I witnessed its operation here, how flimsy and groundless are all the objections of its enemies As a point of reform, I should be more glad to see it carried in Britain than any other, but I know that it will bie most keenly contested by. the 'Upper Ten Thousand,' and therefore I wish that its advocates may be in posses- son of every argument which can be brought to bear; and, as one fact is worth six arguments, I have taken the liberty to trouble you with a few, hoping that if they are at all fresh to you, they may prove of some little lJe.-I remain, yonr sincere admirer, WJT. COOPER." "Richard Cobden, Esq, M.P." To BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FollEArMEI).-Ifedica nvestigators are of opinion that almost all diseases are preceded by premonitory symptoms* In -some instances these symptoms are invisible to the ordinary observer. There is one malady, however, disease of the chest, which gives unmistakable warning of its advance, and yet how few pay proper attention to the ominous signs. In too many instances, a cough which threatens mischief to the lungs is negled, or merely palliated with sedative remedies Those who wish tg obviate the disastrous results which J may succeed to an apparently simple but prolonged cough have recourse to that most safe and efficacious remedy, Dr de Jongh's celebrated Light Jirowu uoa Liver Oil, which does not merely mitigate, but effectually cures the c-ongh, and prevents the development of chest disease. The fol- lowing communication from Dr Wandby, late Physician to the Hereford Infirmary, describes the beneficial action of his unequalled Oil I can take Drde Jough's Oil without difficulty or dislike, and with as little inconveni- ence as water alone. Not only in my own case, bilt in many others I have seen, it has caused an improvement of cheat symptoms and an increase of weight so soon and so lastingly as to be quite remarkable, ¡..
OSWESTRY. I WESLEY AN MISSIONARY MEETING. I A meeting on behdf of Wesleyan Missions was held in the chapel, Salop-road, on Monday evening. The proceedings were commenced by singing and prayers, after which Mr J. r. Jones, vrr.o was appointed chairman, after a few remarks, called upon The Rev A. I-reemaa to read the report of the pro- ceedings of the society, Un said that the total amount received during the yesr of 18 j9, C::1. behalf of \V esIeyao Missions was £ 129,076 His lid.-An increase of YG,013 on the income of tho pro seeding year. The Wrexham district had contributoi! £ 17 lis 3d, and £ 3 Is, in Christmas ororiags. Tho society sent out during the year 32 missionaries; 7 lad dId, including nearly ail the missionaries on the Siena Leone institution. There were o09 central circuits; 3,936 places of worship; mis- sionaries and assistant missionaries, 659 paid agents, 1,000 unpaid agents, 12,157. The number of church members was 128, 165-an increase of 6,886; of scholars, 217,100; and 8 printing establishments had been erected. The Rev Mr Wheeler spoke of the glorious character of the work they were met to promote, rlaving received grace themselves, it should be the busness of Christians earnestly to see to make others partakers of it; aiid he trusted that they would increase their prayers for the success of the missionary cause. The Hev J Lockwood remarked with pleasure upon the unity which prevailed among christians of all de- nominatrons in Oswestry, and upon the increase of this unity throughout tho country, especially in tha metro- polis, where highly successful servicca bad been held irt the theatreq) ministers ot the Established Church and of Dissenting denominations preach alternately. lie thought most people would be surprised if they were aware how large a proportion of the liible was devoted to denunciations of idolatry,—which was treason against the Unity of the Most High, by setting up gods many and lords many, instead of the living and true God. The rev. gentleman then spoke of China, which he said contained one third of the total populotion of the globe. He spoke of the various systems of religion which prevailed in that country, and the evils which at- I tended each; and concluded by reading an extract from the published report of tho society, which gave an ac- count of the wonderful success of Wesloyan Missions among the inhabitants of the Feejee islands. The Rev Seth Dixon then made a few appropriate re- marks, in the course of which he took to himself praise for having secured the services of so excellent a deputa- tion, who, he said, was the son of one of the earliest mis- sionaries to China. Some thirty years ago he (the speaker) wished to become a missionary, and though circumstances prevented it, hii interest in missionary labours was by no means diminished. The Rev B. Moore Harvard, who attended as a deputa- tion, having been introduced to the meeting in a few words by the chairman, next arose. He said that his friends had been mistaken in speaking of him as a deputa- tion. He had only attended in place of a deputation, as Mr Scott, who had been advertised to attend in that ca- pacity, had made a previous engagement for the samo evening, which he had forgotten at the time when he agreed to come to Oswestry, and was consequently pre- vented from being present. The rev. gentlemen then delivered a lengthy address in support of the missionary cause. The Rev. A. Freeman proposed a vote of thanks to tho missionary collectors. He mentioned in the course of his remarks, that the Oswestry district had subscribed flti 9s 8d during the past year. The motion was seconded by the Rev. II. Moore Harvard, and carried unanimously. A vote of tbanks to the chairman was next proposed and carried. The doxology was then sung, and the meeting broke up. Sermons were preached in tho Wesleyan Chapel on the previous day (Sunday), in behalf of these mis- oions, by the Rev. Seth Dixon, superintendent of the cir- cuit.—The collections made on Sunday and after the meeting amounted to XS 6s. The juvenile offerings were about £10. ELLESMERE. I DIXNEE.—In accordance with the annual custom upwards of 100 gentlemen assembled on Friday last, at the Bricklayers Arms, Scotland Street. Tho com- pany was presided over by Mr John Allison, wine mer. chant; Mr John llampson, draper; Mr Charles Mad- docks, farrier; and Mr Nicholls, Talbot Hotel, Spar- bridge. When ample justice had been done to the repast, Mr Allinsoa proposed, after the usual loyal and patri- otic toasts, the health of Sir Roger Kynaston, Bart., of Hardwick, which was suitable responded to by Mr Per- kins, Willow-street. Messrs Bowey, Cooley, and Jones enlivened the meeting by singing several firet-class songs. The company broke up shortly before 12 o'clock, after the health of Mr and Mrs Ralphs had been drunk, with thanks to them for the excellent spread they had provided. RIfLE CORPS MEETING.—The adjournod rifle corps meeting was held on Monday last, when there were pre- sent-C K Mainwaring, E-q. I Captain Cust Rev.1 D j Day; ltev J Peake It a Evans, Esq. G Salter, Esq. j H H Rail;iles, Esq.; Messrs Lea, Moorhouse, W Lloyd, Seraton, LangfurJ, Cooley, Jenkins, Bickley, Jun., i Stant, &c., &c.- W 11 Randies, Esq., bailiff, having been appointed chairman, he proceeded to inform the meeting that they had then twenty-six mein bers on the list, and that there were 16 names requiring assistance.— Captain Cast thought that they should have thirty effee- tive members before they went into the other list.—Mr Mainwaring and Mr Salter concurred in the captain's views.—Captain Cust was of opinion that subscriptions should be asked for from the neighbouring gentry.—Mr Day proposed, seconded by Mr Oust-That the following gentlemen of the Provisional Committee be requested to collect subscriptions in aid of the movement, and procure additional effective members—Messrs Muurhouse, Jun- kins, Cooley, and Randies—Mr Day also proposed, seconded by Capcain Cust, that Mr G. It. Shewton and Mr J. Wilton Langford be adied to the Provisional Com-. mittee, which resolution was unanimously carried.—On the motion of Mr Salter, tho meeting was adjourned to next Monday, at half-past ten o'clock, to receive the re- port of the gentlemen appointed to collect subscriptions, &c. The meeting then terminated. I WORTHESBUUY. LAYrNG THE FOUNDATION STONE CF THE NEW WES- LEYAN REFOHM CHAPEL, SAlti BitiDGE.Ilaiiy and pleas- ing were the anticipations connected with the above inter- esting event, which was announced to take place on Friday January 20ih. The morning of the day was character- ised by a cl mdy sky, which seemed to be the precursor of an unfavourable and wet day. But between 10 and 11 o'clock the clouds gradually began to disperse, and by noon the sun poured forth its chevriug ray?, and dispersed the gloomy apprehensions, which the early clouds had given rise tu in the minds of the people. At half-past two (being the hour announced for the certtmony to take place) the peo- p]e begau to collect in large numbers oear the spot, and in a very short time a great number were assembled; when the congregation engaged in si»ging and prayer, after which a bottle in which was desposited a plan ot preach- ers' appointments in the Wrexham circuit, a new silver eoin, aM a roll of parihtnent with the following inscription theron Wesleyan Reform Chapel, the first stone of this chapel, was laia by Mr Seth Morns Jones, of Wrex- ham, bn the twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred aud sixty, and iu the twenty-third year of the reign of Her Majesty Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Behold I lay in Ziou for a founda- tion a frtone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation." Other foundations can no man lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Names of trustees: Henry Ledsoa, Thomas Griffiths, Thomas Rilph, John Ledson, S M Jones, circuit steward." This was placed in the wall beneath the stone, which in an admirabls manner was then laid iu the name of tho Trinity by Mr S M Jones of Wrexham, who spoke on the great importance of the event which bad then taken place, and trusted that that house of prayer upon which in embryo they now had the happiness to gaze would be made a blessing to this and sueeeeding generations. AVer this Mr Bolt, of Wrexham, delivered au able and appropriate address on the doctrines and discipline of the Wesleyan Reformers, and stated the reasons why the chapel was about to be erected, when these highly interesting proceedings were brought to a close by siuging and prayer. In the eveuiug a meet- ing was held in the house of one of the fiteude, (which was filled to overflowing) and short addresses were deliver- ed by several friends out of the neighbourhood, and from Wrexham. We may add that it is not yet three months since the Wesleyan Reformers commenced to labour in this locality, and their eiForts have already been productive of much good; and there isa prospect of much greater use- fulness and abundant prosperity.—Communicated.
QUEEN'S SCHOLARSHIPS.—The list of those candidates who competed for Queon'a scbolarshipa haa just been published. The following national schools in North Wales have obtained a tim-classs:—Carnarvon (2), Tyntwr, Mold, and Holyhead. The following have ob- tained a accon(I-class -CarnarvoD, Welshpool, Conway, Chirk, Gresford, Llangollen, Ruthin, Gianogwen, Whit- ford, and Llandrynog. The first place in the list of the male candidates is won by the Kendal school; the second by Dean Dawe's famous school at King's Somborne. The first place among the lcmale candidates has been obtain ed by Wantage, Mr Butler's school. MR JOSEPH BAKKEH.—Mr Joseph Barker is cipect- ed in this country in the course of next month, and it is Staled that the arrangements are bemg made for a dis- cussion between him and Mr Thomas Cooper. It is now several years since Mr Barker went to reside in the United States, and the working of American institutions seems to have greatly moderated his political views. In a letter dated Providence, United States, December 29," and published in tne Reasoner, he says—" My views on Eeveral subjects arc different from what they were when I loft England. I feel no inclination to labour for extreme measures of reform, either in church or state but for no measures at all by any but peaceful means. Eleven years ago when I should have hailed a revolution and the establishment of a mere democracy in England; now I should deprecate such a violent and a sweeping change. I am satisfied that gradual and peaceful reforms are best; and it is probable I shall never feel disposed to advocate any otner. If I were once more a resident of England, I should join the mod- erate reformers, and seek no changes but such as might appear to be not only practicable but real improvements. I should favour any change with regard to tho election of members of Parliament which seemed calculated to place the legislative and executive powers in the hands of the wisest and best men, but I would favour no other ("an' [Many of eur readers will remember that in the year and 1837, Mr Barker was in the habit of th miTit=? Wrayhlm to lecture on Teetotalism. He was eumter of P?pM 5trout Ch?l, CheaWr.:
LLANGOLLEN PETTY SESSIONS. JANUAEY 31ST, 1860.-Bcfore the Rev. J G Phillip?, and R R Winglield, Esq. DIIUNKEN'NESS. — Edward Jonpg was charged with being drunk at Llangollen, haa been locked up by In spector Patterson, find discharged, but after wards sum- moned. Appeared by proxy. Fined Is and 9s costs. Wiliiam Adams was summoned by P.C. Davies Lr I be in,; drunk at the Glyn. Appeared l-y his wife, fined as snd 9d costs. TRESPASS.—Ellen Evans was su-nmoned by P.C. Red- furu ior trespiss inseitin* wires- OiL-nce partly admit- toii. Fined £ i. and lla 0d. cosfs. BEGGING.—John Morris had been rerrand since Friday hs:. In«poctcr Patterson apprehended the prisoner f ora information received. Called John Roberts, publican, Cil\¡.in Eriuge, who S1,;d the piiaonor came to his House, and atked iiim for 6d or Is—r^oped 1,0 would not give him luss than a Is. lie wus one i f a crew of ship-wrecked mariner*, 14 in all, and no d thm women who had had their breasts eit utf. Be was cul- lecting for Ùc whole. The witness pave him a iourpenn y piece. The prisoner made a rambling statement, and was committed for 7 days. PAUPER SETTL'Z.-A ENT. r Adams, solictor of Ruthin, appeared for Mr Peers, < le:k of the Peace, for the pur- pose of ascertaining whether or not, there was any doubt as to a Lunatic pauper now in the Asylum at Denbigh, having obtained a settlement at Llangollen. The pau- per having been some time before that bench, and no set- tlement cjuld be diieovei-e(I-wai in consequence placed chargeable to the county. The pauper was Jana Club, wife of Juhn Club, who some years ago was tried for the murder of the late Mr Lloyd's keeper, at Baggilt. It was resolved that she mut coutinuo chargeable to the County, and could not be made so on the parish of Llan- gollen. TithsrAss IK PmtsuiT OF GAME.—Edward Wynne, Royal Oak; John Morris, farmer; John Savage, rockman; John Jones, rockman; John Humphries, rockman; Joseph Divies, rockman; Thomas Jones, rockman; and Thomas Davies, tailor; all of the Glyn, appeared to summonses for trespassing ia pursuit of same on manor land; Colonel Biddulph having the right of shooting on that land. Mr Adams defended. Joha Jones a watcher to Colonel Biddulph sworn, said he knew all the defendants before he saw them that day, the 22nd instant. Saw them running in a straight line across the field from the road. They cut across and were beating the ground belonging to Colonel Biddulph. They run a hare with a greyhound bitch. They had three grey- hounds, one belonged to Edward Wynn, another to John Morris, and the third to Thomas Jones. Cross-examined, First saw them on the Gronant between 11 and 12 o'clock. They were on au allotment belonging to Mr. Ferme; Mr Wynn, of Glyn Hall, has not the right of I couising on that land. It is not inclosed. Mr Wynn has had leave to course on that ground, when I have been with him. When I met the men, they told me Mr Wynn had promised to meet them. Edward Wynn and Thomas Davies had been invited. I know a man named Robert Jones, he is Mr Reed's keeper. I did not tell him I saw five of the defendants. Did not see them run- ning a hare only on Mr Dickens' land. By Mr Wing- field Colonel Biddulph has given me orders that Mr Wynn is not to course on the hill without my know- ledge. They were beating on Mr Biddulph's land with sticks and dogs. Robert Jones, game watcher to Mr Reed. I saw all the defendants on the 2nd of January, did not see them do anything on the road coming from Llangollen to the Glyn. Was a quarter of a mile from them at first, then went up to them and talked. Cross-examined: Do not know Mr Ferme's sheep walk. Colonel Biddulph has the right of shooting on the manor. I saw them on the road. Do not know where they came from. Saw John Jones the same day I told him I saw five of the defend ant's, but did not know whose land they were on. John Jones in the employ of Mr Wynn, Glyn Hall, produced a letter which he had received from Mr Wynn to bring there letter objected to, Mr Wynn did not tell me anything, about the men he only gave me the letter. Richard Morris, Glynn, know Mr John Wynne, Glynn Hall. Had conversation with him about these mon being on the common on the Saturday before. John Jones, recalled After they bad been on Mr Dickens' land, they came back on the hills and beat for a mile on tho road to the Glynn. Mr Adams applied for an adjournment to produce Mr John Wynn as ho had made an appoint- ment with Edward Wynu, one of the defendants to meet him, but did not do so. The court considered the offence proved, inasmuch as Mr. Wynn, of Glynn Hall, having permission to come with the keeper, he had no right to invite several more with their dogs. And if so be that ho had made an appointment with Edward Wynn, and could not keep that appoiutmeat, it was no authority for them to come by themselves. Edward Wynn, John Morris, and Thomas Jones, would there- fore be fined 53 and 83 costs, as the dogs belonged to them. The other six defendants would be fined la and 815 costs each, or in default 14 days imprisonment. KING'S MILLS. A NIGHT'S ADVENTURE.— There are many curious stories told of the odd whimsical freaks sometimes per- formed by an erratic member of the human family while under the powerful spell of Prince Alcohol." We have often, in our juvenile days, been amused by listening to the story of the man who in a state of happy oblivion, un lresocd himself on the confines of a field, opened the gllto, aud put his boots outside in the lane, so that the chambermaid might have easy access to them, and re- turn them ready cleaned in tho morning. As we grew older, we continued to laugh at this ludicrous story, but until the other day we had long become very sceptical as to its authenticity. How our childish credulity returned to us we will briefly narrate. On Saturday last, one of the sons of the soil, w ho cultivates a com pact little farm j between Marchwiel and Overton Bridge, came to Wrcx- ham market for certain business purposes, which he duly accomplished, and-as eventide approached, he began l to make such preparations for returning, as a well-to-do farmer might be expected to do. He had, during the day, imbibed sundry glasses of the pure extract of malt and hop, just as the accompaniments of his business transactions; ho also met with a number of friends who must needs have a glass with him and be one with them, &each mutual fiiend paying for the united glasses alter- nately, which amounted to precisely the same thing in the end as if every man had paid for his own; then again there was a little of something short laid in just to keep the cold out, at starting. It would be unkind to sav that the bold yeoman was now drunk—in fact, there is so little of anything like unity of opinion amongst mankind as to what constitutes a state of drunkenness, that we will not risk the assertion. Our hero, at all eyents, possessed sufficient command of himself to drive his horse in safety down tho King's Mills Hill, and was equally successful in ascending the declivity on the op- posite side of the valley. When ho arrived aL Croesy- mah, he was seized with a singular kind of dtlusion, which we will not attempt to account for—we shall therefore content ourselves with stating that he fan- cied he had reached his own farai yard, and bv an un- rnistakeable tightening of the left rein, the wishes of the master were communicated to tho horse, and accord- ingly the obedient animal turned down the lane lead- inn in the direction of Llwyn-oan lIll. After pro- ceeding a short distance down the lane, another check of the rein induced the horse to Etop, when the master got out of the shaudry, and in his hurry to retire to rest, in- stead of taking the horse out of the vehicle in the usual way, he cut the traces, and carefully conducted the ani- mal to some imaginary stable. This done, he turned his attentions more immediately to himself—in short, he partially undressed himself, and lay down to sleep. Doubtless short and few were the prayers that he said, on retiring for the night, and still shorter and fd tA or in the morning, for when he awoke, such was his bewilder- ment, that he had considerable doubt as to his own identity, but having satisfied himself on this important point, he next begun to indulge in fruitless speculations as to what particular point on the great globe," he was located, or whether he had been unconsciously trans- ported from this earthly ball to some unknown region. All remembrance of his horse and shandry appears to have forsaken him, nor does ho appear to have bacn con- scious of having divested himself of a portion of his garment* on the preceding evening, for without paying the smallest attention to his toilette be scrambled back ii a state of half nudity to the turnpike road, and turned towards Wrexham. In this stato he walked along past Brynygrog, and down the hill to Pentreliygog, where he fell in with some one who know him, from whom he re- ceived valuablo information as to his whereabouts, and equally valuablo assistance in recovering his lost property —and after dressing himself he went on his way," but whether "rejoicing" or not, our informant saith not. I GRESFORD. WREXHAM AND MOLD CHUKCU TEAcnEna' ASSOCIA- TION.—A meeting of the above association, which was attended by clergy, schoolmasters, and mistresses from various parts, was held in the National School, Gresford, on Saturday, the 28th inst. The attendance would have been larger, but the unfavourable state of the weather prevented many who had any distance to come. The Yen. Archdeacon Wickham, M.A., president of the as- sociation, occupied the chair. An excellent lesson, which was afterwards freely criticised by several prac- tical teachers, was given to a class of children by Mr J Haughton, master of the Wrexham National School. The amount of information conveyed as well as the pic- torial illustrations employed were spoken of in favour* able terms, but on some debatable points a difference of opinion existed. An able paper, containing somo very valuable suggestions, with respect to retaining an in- fluence over children after they have left school, was read by Mr Williams, of Gwersyllt. At the close of the meeting Mr Beckett, of Gresford, proposed a vote of thanks to the Ven Archdeacon Wickham for his kindness in presiding, to Mr Haughton for his lesson, and to Mr vVilliams tor his paper, which was seconded by Mr Evans, of Brymbo, and carried unanimously. It was decided that the next meeting should be held at Mold, on Saturday, the 15th of May. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. I Sir W. W. Wynn's HOUNDS meet on- I Saturday, 4th .Malpas Monday, 6th. Baby's Wood Bar Tuesday, 7th Pentrebychan Friday, 10th. Garden Saturday, 11th Ilaiiiner Each day at hall-past tea o'clock. Thlt CUKSHIKB HOUNDS will meet on- Saturday, 4th .Mere lIall Monday, 6th Bolesworth Caatle Wednesday, 8th 0. WithiDgton Hall Thursday, 9th. Aston Hall Saturday, 11th o o Wistaston Each day at half-past ten o'clock.
RAILWAY BILLS.—Buckley and Cunmh's Quay Raiz-I wa,y.-To make a railway from the banks of the Dee to the Cheater and Holyhead Railway. The standing i orders io respect to thia Bill haye beu. complied withi I
I CORRESPONDENCE. I -THE "IIEOPLP,'g PARK FOTLT WtLtEXFlAM." t To the FAiiot of the DenlMghshir* AiivcrtUcr, Sir,-IVith all deference to Mr Frederick Owen's letter on this subject, in the 9, Organ" of last week, and however laudable his suggestions may be as far as re- gards the increase of trade, nr. I the future prosperity o! the town, I must beg leave to differ from his opinion that we are not in a j-osition to have the People's park until his siii^vRiions ave carried out. If we only have t ,e %ri!l we c!ia l l i, tiie vill we eliall soon find th:? way, for there is no town in En?l-ind in proportion to its population that is more remarkable for its opulence and material well-being than Wrexham, backed as it is by an immense mineral district. The purchase of the "paik" should, in my opinio i, preceiic and not follow Mr Owen's suggestions, inasmuch as it could be accomplished for nearly the amount required for any one of tho several c,)mpan- ies he r"po=ed to be established, and if the anticipated result of ihe People's lark" s.iou!d be realized, the working classes would bo in a bett-r position to take up tho £1 shares, which Mr Owen has bujrgestcd. Ik: it, however, as it may, we must remember that man's chief object is not to live for mere money profit-it is now a generally admitted fact, that men require amusement as well is work, and that they need the amenities as well as the necessaries of life. The worthy Wrexham Brewer proposed the pur- chase of the Park end mansion, principally as a substi- tute for the discontinuance of the races, and as a means of affording the working classes a permanent place for rational amusement, whereby they may bo weaned from the vicious pursuits which they too ofton provide for themselves. The project, therefore, together with the liberal offer of S50 which accompanies it, is one of those pleasing remiuiseenses of earnest self-devoting enthusi- asm we seldom witness, and justly demands our highest encomiums, at all events, every one will be disposed to concede the importance of the experiment, stimulated as it is by prudence, forethought, sobriety and intelligence; and what is more, if. has the advantage of having use- fulness, dignity, and permanence to recommend it. For my part, Mr Editor, I am no heio-worshipper," to the extent of some men on the contrary, I admire much what Carlyle has written on this head but when I see the genuine munificence and pure philanthrophy of the Wrexham Brewer," and others of the same stamp, I must emphatically declare that to no man will I yield in admiration of such men-men who devote their beat efforts, their means, and self-sacrifice, the social condition and the wants of the many; who nobly endeavour to give them new habits and new motives for good-men who teach by living example, rather than dead precept, and strive to set up the honest, fearless, and industrious worker as a great respectability, worthy to be looked upon as a true model for imitation. Your obedient ser- vant. OLYMPUS. I A COVERED CORN MARKET FOR WREXIIAM. I To the Editor of the Denbighshire Advertiser. I Sir,—As one of the Welsh mountain farmers I hope you will be good enough to let me say a few words re- specting the W rexham corn market place of standing. I stood there on Thursday until I was almost starved to death through the frost and snow. We farmers have no means to get a warm fine cloth cloak to cover our shoulders, and to get gutta-percha under our shoes to keep our feet dry and warm. I do not understand what in the reason that tho poor farmers are not respected in Wrexham the same as other market towns, where they have a good warm place to meet and sell the produce of their labour. Has not the Town Council something to do in this matter. They are jabbering all the time about pig-styes, street names, pumps and lam pi, and I do not know what else, yet they all take good care thoy will not spend a single penny to comfort the hard-working farmers. I ask for justice, and no favour—we as far- mers demand a better place to sell our corn on Thursday. I understand that the Itoyal Oak in High-street, is like- ly to be sold, that is the very place for a good corn mar- ket. I have been speaking about this to one or two pub- licans, but alas, not a single word of co-operation came from their lips. I intend to try my bt st to advise all the farmers to bring every Thursday, a piece of black barley bread and butter in their pockets, and go to each-of the 170 pumps which the corporation is likely to erect in different parts of the town, and stand to eat and drink thero-if we can stand three or four hours to sell our corn, we can stand twenty minutes by the water pumps. The butchers, confectioners, fishermen, tailors and drapers, huxsters of all Bortp, have a warm place, but the p)or farmers must stand out on the streets in dl sorts of weather. I solemnly ask you sir, is this right? Can you live one week without the farmer? Yes I will repeat it, and aak you can you or the other tradesmen live one day ? Can you maku a meal without the farmer ? Justice to all. England expects every )nan to do his duty. Trusting the farmer shall have justice, and the town of Wrexham will do their duty in providing a corn market. r Tyn-y-mynydd, Jan. 27, 1860.. A WELSH FAUIIER. THE LITERARY INbTIfUTE. To the Editor of the Denbighshire Advertiser, Sir,—I think the Literary Institute, as well as the public generally, are under a deep debt of gratitude to our worthy Mayor tor the part ho has takeu in inaugra- ting thpreBellt series of excellent lectures now in course of delivery in the Town Hall, and also for the munificent pecuniary aid lie has afforded thereto. I trust when the tasto for lectures oi this character is properly awakened, and the habit of attending the; duly formal that no winter will be allowed to pass without a similar series being again set on foot. While I am thus willing to award honour where hon- our is due, I hopo the friends of the Institute will bear with me while I indulge in a word or two of fjult flud- ing. One of the leading defects of the Wrexham Liter- ary Institute at present is the exclusive character of tho committee. The mamjjrmont always remains in the same hands, which has the effect of limiting the interest felt in the prosperity of the Institute. I know several persons now who wish to be on the Committee, hut modesty fabids them coming forward to propose them. selves. I am quite persuaded that a few annual changes in the formation of the committee would be for the bene- fit of the Institute in many iya, und I know several others who are of the same opinion. A MEMBER. ARE WE TO HAVE WATER WORKS? To the Editor of the Denbighshire Advertiser. Sir,-Can you tell me what the Town Council are doing in the matter of water works ? The question is one of vital importance to every man who possesses a pump, as the prtsent state of uncertainty leaves him in a state of great; perplexity if his pump snould happen to be out of repair for some time, and as I made sure that as soon as the election was over in November last, the matter woul,l be set at rest some way or other, I waited and watched the result, and here I am in the same hole yet. Now this is too bad. But what is worse btill, I am tohl the Town Council are going to make us repair our pumps whether wo have water works or not. This is worse still. Let them first, tell us whether we are to have water works or not. If we are, then d, not put us to an unnecessary expense—if we aro not, thun let them enforce the law—make every man have his own and keep that pump in repair. I thiuk I could settle thise things much more expeditiously if I was a lown Councillor. 1 hope the next meeting that is held, the question will be decided either one way or the other. Yours, &o. A BuItGESS. I PURCHASE OF THE MARKET HALL. I To tho Editor of the Denbighshire Advertiser. ] Sir,-I perceive by your report of the late Council meeting that we have amount our local legislators some few who either from short sightedness or sheer perver- sity oppose the purchase of the Market Hall. From whichever motive they act, it shows they arc unfit to represent an important and improving town like W rex- ham, in the Council Chamber. We want mB.) to rep- resent us, who will do all thov can for the impri ve 0 it of the town, not a lot of obstructionists, who would be-.p us if they could, in a state of primitive rtillene, s. It has been stated again and blg.iit, in the Council and othtr places that nothing further can o d me fcr clear- ing of our narrow streets on a market d y, until the Market Hall becomes the property oftho to.- n. This fact must be patent to everyone possessed of an average de- gree of intelligence and observation. Our local author- ities have come to a dead lock—not an inch further can they go in the direction of clearing the streets until they becomc possessed of the Market Hall. Before we obtain- ed the charter of incorporation, we were constantly com- nlainins of the crowded state of the streets, but we could not send the people from the streets, because we had nowhera to send them to. Now that we have got the charter, we have relieved soma streets by crowding others This is very unfair to the tradesmen of the latter localitiee. There is no remedy for this, but the purchase of the Market flill, by the corporation, and it is a shame that more progress has not been made in the matter. I am glad to find the sensible business like view Mr Beale takes of the matter, and I think the town is much in- debted to him for proposing a renewal of negociations. York-street, Feb 1, I860. I. FFSTIVE REJOICINGS AND TESTIMONIALS. 1" l' To the Editor of the Denotgnsnire Advertiser. Sir,—I think it is very generally, felt now, that "Testimonials" have become quite a pest and a nuis- ance not only in this neighbourhood, but all over the kingdom. Let a man do his duty, say for a few years or months only, and then leave his office, and lo subscrip- tions are entered into, (originated by a few personal friends) and ho is at once presented with a testimonial as a token of their respect and esteem. This "respect and esteem" might be aJ right as it regards those per- sonal friends, but with the great majority of the subscri- bers it is all bosh. They subscribe because they do not like to say no, and possibly to please the party who solicits them. What takes place after you weil know, a supper and fulsome speeches ad libitum. But in addition to the testimonial mania we are sadly afflicted with the festive njoicings" epidemic, and a virulent disease it is. A gentleman cannot get married—(nor a young lady either) cannot return home after a few years sojourn in a foreign laud, without subscriptions being entered into, and rejoicings taking place in contiguous villages and hamlets. What I chicfly object to, is, not the respect we are called upon to show to the resident gentry, (that is all very right and proper in its way) but this, viz that the parties who form themselves into these commit- tees are really interested parties in most instances, and who intend doing honour to themselves as much as to the Family of Mr and Mra So and So," and also that the poorer class of people, small tradesmen and others, are by them almost compelled to gubscribe, "unless they desiro to be barned, and to half ruin themselves. Now I for one am anxious to protest against these social nuis- ances, aid injustices, and would fcuggwt that ia most cases the parties who form the committes for carrying out ftch a thing should themselves find all tiie money, as it is they IV:IO g't all the eredit, whilst other people subscribe the greater part of the cash. A proceeding of this kind has just been started in this locality and, I trust my suawsnon in reference to the members of the committee finding ai! the cash, will be act- ed upon. NV(!rf. it 5, T,:u!d have no objection ot bavins: my name puied on t:le coiinuitioe, and subscrib- ing a fair shire t.iwiL Js the ner ;i!a,.y cxi)eiijes. l'rust- ing you wiil Ibd this letter a place in your paper, I re- main, sir, yours truly, A "OUNTUY THADES.M.W, Drymb), January 23^1, 1:1;:>. 1 I To the Editor of the D.'ubijhihire Advertiser, I S!r,—ItwnuM:?-:igrett imri to the ma;a of U)? Wf.r'?;)? cdlicrs, if y.? CJIU I induce all 'ho employers ? of lat)oir t,) give up the pra.tjcu ofaiin?n? any of their meno keep beer shop*. S)me of the fir ns in t!li district have aJoptcJ tais CJUlSd fer many vvars with a d vantage. As IN-ITAIUTAVT.
COLLIERS' WAGES. I In reference to the notices on the part of the Stafford- shire colliers for an. advance of thjir wa^es, a confer- ence took place between tho men and their employers at Wolverhampton on Monday last. Tho masters present were—Mr James Bagnall, Mr W. M. Spar" row, Mr Word, Mr Thoma3 Barker, and Mr John Hart- ley. The conference was private; but the following has been supplied as an outline of what took placo :— ti The men commenced by stating that owing to the satisfactory nature of the last meeting of this kind, they had been induced to seek another interview with their employers, to remind them of a promise made by them at the former meeting, viz :-that when any advance took place in the price of iron the colliers should parti- cipate in that advance, by having their wages raised; and as they had seen iu the newspapers and other reports that an ad vance had taken place, they thought the time had prrived when they were justified in asking that the promise above referred to should be carried out. In addition to this, the increased price of some kinds of provision was referred to as a reason why the men desired an advance in wages. In reply to this it was statd by the masters that they fully recognised the pledge made at the meeting in December, 1857, and would, when the proper time arrived, he prepared to carry it out; but the men were reminded that so far from auy advance having taken place, it was just the reverse, for whilst the wages given in 18-57 were arranged upon the price of iron that then existed, there had been since that time a general reduction of 10s. per ton, without any corresponding reduction in wages. Of this 10s. reduction, no part whatever has been recovered so that to put both parties in a fair position, this 10s. per ton should be secured first, and then, if any further advance took place, they would be entitled to have their claims for increased wages properly considered. It was also urged that the question of wages and the price of provisions could hardly be discussed together, as it had happened, and may again happen, that provisions were sometimes at the lowest point when wages were at tho highest. The disadvantages which the district laboured under, as compared with other districts, in the production of iron at a cheap rate, were pointed out to the men, chiefly for the purpose of showing that any improvement in the iron trado may not be expected to affect South Staffordshire to immediately as it would have done many years ago; but it was hoped that in due time the trade would so fnr recover as to place both men and masters in a satisfactory position. The men com- plained, as on the former occasion, of tho evils arising from butties keeping public houses, and this was fully admitted by the masters, who promised that as far as they could use any influence this matter should be remedied. In reply to a remark made by the masters that they could seldom get their pits at work on Monday, it was stated that this was another of the evils arising from public houses being kept by butties, whose interest it was to get the men to their houses on Mondays, when they had a little money and in eome cases it arofe from butties desiring to work only half a day Oil Mondavs, but requiring the mon to givo more than a fair half day's labour, which caused the men to refuse to work at all oa that day, whilst in many cases it was admitted to arise fiom a general indisposition on the part of the colliers to work on Mondays at all, the masters regretting that a larger number of the men were not of the same sober and steady class as the deputation appeared to be. With reference to those and various minor matters, tho masters promised that so far as pos- sible the would endeavour to remove causes of complaint, but at the same time, with regard to some of them, it was pointed out that the remedy was as much, and more, in the hands of the men than of the masters. The men retired after expressing their thanks to the gentlemen who had met them, stating that they should inform their brother-workmen of the result of the meeting, and re- gretted that any notices had been given before this had been done. Wo may also add that the masters thanked the men for the very respectful aud straightforward mnnner in which they had conducted themselves d uring the interview, the result of which will 110 doubt be that the colliers throughout the whole district will resume t their employment, anfl await patiently the time when they will he fully entitled to an advance in wages. Such a period we sinuerely hope may som ilrrive. -.)Iidland Counties Herald,
I SUDDEN DEATH OF LOUD .Noimi.—We regret to have to announce that Lord North, the eldest son of Earl Guildford, of Wa!dersharc, near Dovsr, died suddenly at the residence of his motber-in-laiv, Lady Gray do Ruthyn at Wnteringbury, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock a.m. His lordship was thirty years of age, and has left three chil- dren, the eldest a boy, and now heir apparent t) the Earldrom of Guildford. His lordship was in his usual health ,until a few hours previous to the fatal attack, and on Thursday was, during all the day shooting on the lands of his brother-in-law, Mr Lancaster Lucas. Mr Could, (if Wkiterin,-],)uy, was in immediate atteudano and eventually Dr Woodfall, of Maidstone, was summon- ed without avail. The information of his lordship's death was received on Saturday by Earl Guildford, his father, who ii eighty-eight years of age, with deep emu- tion.-ilfaidstone Journal, TUB LTNI)FITOROUND RAILWAY IN LONDON.—Steps are at length being taken for the purpose of giving effect to this undertaking. Shafts are being sunk at several I I places along the line of tho proposed raiUay. One has been opened on the unoccupied space of lard at King's- cross, near the railway station, and another near Euston- qiiare. When a sufficient depth has been reacoed, the excavators will commence tunnelling in the llirectiollof the London and North Western fiaiiway station; with which a junction will be effected at a short distance from the present terminus. At the Paddington station a com- meneemeiit has been made, and here, as in the junction with the northern lines of railway, the communication will be above ground. As at present arranged, the line will have its city terminus in the New Victoria-street. The underground railway will be provided at one or two places along the linf, probably at those spots where the slialts are n,nv being sunk, with ventilating shafts. But it is considered that theie will not be any great tiect:s.,ity for providing ventilating shaRs, ;.s the numerous stations along the line and the open cuttings at each end will provide sufficient currents of air for the purpose. In constructing the line, the. course which will he tollovvcd will be as nearly as possible the centre of the New-road. But it happens that the main sewer occupies this place, and if the railway tunnel keeps to the centre the sewer will have to be removed, and reconstructed on one aide of the iailway, If. on the other hand, the railway deviates .from the centre of the roadway, it will come into very unpleasant proximity to the houses along the road, and will probably increase the cost of the line by some very heavy and unexpected items of this loug-talked-of pro- ject. A commencement has actually been made with ri.gird to compensation for the property which will be undermined. The soil through whiun the tuuuel will ouss has been found by the borings which have been ,uad.: genet ally lavouiable to the work, but in one or two parta. some sand has been met witil, a discovery by no means pleasant to the contractors. CIIKAP WINK AND TIIE INCOME TAX—Attic may- oval L-anqiiet at Oxiord on Friday evening, Mr J. W Henley, M.P., speaking of the commercial tieaty with France, saiii-If we are to have our wine cheap we shall have the Chancellor of the Exchequer's hands in our pocket ia some other shapo- liter aud cheers)—and shall find that the taking off tho wine duty is only a so p to make the income tax more agreeable. (Laughter.) We have been told that there is to be an increase in our establishments, and that the expenditure of the country will be materially raised, and under these cireumstanees we should only delude ourselves it we supposed that any !ax will be taken off without another being put on. I ihink it would be very unwiso to discount a bill not Letore us. and my own opinion is that it is quite hopeless to expect to get our wine for half nothing without hav- ing to pay for it in another shape. (Hear.) 1 quite concur in every word that has been uttered with regard to the defences of the country, but I wish that our words and our acts went nearer together. We have been told time after time that our relations with France have been of the most amicable character, and yet ia the same breath we have been told to keep our powder dry. I quite agree that the country ought to be in a state of perfect defence, but there is gross inconsistency in saying we are on goad terms with everybody at a moment when we are recommended to arm to the teeth. No one can doubt that even in the greatest swing of the old Bona- parte this country was never so completely in the nands of France as it is at present. We are told we are to have a congress one day, and the next we are told there is to be none at all. We have been danced about in every di- rection, and I really hope that some fine morning we shall not find ourselves tumbling neck and crop alto- gether (laughter.) I trust sincerely that Louis Napo- Jeon may be enaoled to head more closely to Great Brit- ain, and I believe that he has the goodense to know that peace is for the benefit of his own country, as well its of ours. I belitve, it he is allowed to carry out his own views, that he has at heart the security of the peace of the world. For ouiselves, we are quite prepared for war, though I bolieve that there is nut H man in the country who would not infinitely prefer the continuance of the blessings of peace. SNOW BALL RIOT IN Enircnuiicni,—The Edinburgh papers contain long accounts of a "snow ball roL" which took place between the students of the urjiver. t'ty of that city and the police. Frornlten in the morn- ing till four in the afteruovu, the battle raged with vary- ing SUCCESS, and about equal damage to eac h party. The skirmish at last arew. to a threatening height, lor many oi the studenta had armed themselves with blud- geons, and the authorities oi; the university appeared on 110 aceno. At their request the police withdrew, and he tumult shJiUy ¡it\erw¿¡,r(,\a ccaaud,
[ MA-RKETW. I WERXHAM MARKET. -TiiuiLsl),LT. a. d a d. lvhtte Wlie,-t 1 S 7 < l-.od Wheat t 9 J J Maltin«c Barley .4 10 6 < Orindiug IJarlev 4 0 — 4 6 Oats 3 6—40 Potatoes per rueftsnr.). 3 0 — 8 I'iukes 4 0 -4 < Butter 14 1 i,L,4 7 fni, six pause Fowls, per ft OSWESTltY CO UN MAIllviir, w EDKP.SDIT. WVit, 6s4dto6s8J; barley, 4a 6d to &sua; oats 3808 to 4s 0d. ELLESMSlS CORN M ^.KET.—TUESDAY. Whit", wheat, 75.03 0s Od to Os-Od red ditto 61S 8d to 7., o-i; barley, 3 S,<.•<=, 4s Cl to 53 Od oatg, 4slbs, 31110d to -Is Gd. MA1U\ LANE.—'MOSUAT. Last weeVs arrivals of all grain were very short. Toe exports were only 20 cwts fbnr. Of English wheat the supply was 7,68-4 q urk-rs, of foreigo only 320 quarters from Emden. The mornings show from the near coun- ties was soldi, and again in bid condition. The few samples fit for miller#' use were taken at previous rates, but only a small portion of the damp lots went off at lo,v rates. The tnde in foreign was Blow, and price* much as on this day se'nnight. Of country flollr there were 16,789 sacks, of foreign 05 sacks, 3,4i 5 barrels. N orfolk were still a slow sale, at tormer prices, some being held above our quotations, Prench and American generally being held too high for the home trade. Town prices as before. Of British bar:ey there were 4,999 qn, uf foreign 4,747 quarters principally eastern, For nialt- ing sorts the demand was only moderate, at previousauo- tations, those for distillation and grinding being difficult to place. The malt trade continued, as of late, very doll but without qnotable change. The entire snpply oloata was only 7,464 quarters, including 3.782 quarters Eng- lish, 1:\65 quarters Scotch, 2,500 quarters Irish. and 1,317 quarters foreign. Good samples were in retail demand, at full prices, but dealers were generally waiting for im- proved sppplies. Of native beans there were 878 qrt 0 foreign only 22 quarters. Business was heavy (the new English being mostly soft) at former prices. Of English peaa there were 593 qrs, of foreign 22 quarters from Hol- land. Sales proceeded slowly in all descriptions, at pre- vious rates. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET.—TUESDAT. We have experienced changeable weather here during the week, with alternate frost, snow, and heavy rain. Last night was again frosty. The market has remaineit quiet for all articles except Indian corn, which was in better request on Monday, at fully 6d per quarter over laat Tuesday's quotations. The foreign exports during the week consist of 300 quarters malt and 12 loads oatmeal to Melbourne 221 quarters oats to Barbadoes; 150 barrels flour to the Brrzils; 216 barrels flour to Gibraltar anel 49 barrels flour to Africa. At our market this day there was no alteration to note in the wheat trade, the transac- tions being limited to retail at prices of this day week. Oats were less plentiful, and brought full rates. BarI., and peas were quite as Licar. Egyptian beans were 6d per quarter higher. Indian corn was generally held at Is per quarter advance on the week. Oatmeal moved slowly at full prices. There was a fair inquiry for good freah flour at our last quotations. LEEDS COPwX MARKET.—TUEHDAT. There was a small show of wheat; fiue qualities wera scarce, and fcind a steady sale at Friday's rates. Other sorts unaltered. Best barley and beans quite as dear. Other sarts unaltered. Bost barley and beans quite as dear. Other articles as before. Arrivals of wheat, 3,160 quar- ters. GLASGOW CORN MARKET.—MONDAY. The market was very quiet, and prices the same as last week. MARK LANE COItN MARKET.—WEDNESDAY. A very limited supply of English wheat was on sale here to-day. Although the attendance of millers was far from numerous, the demand ruled steady, and Monday's prices were well fupported. In foreign wheat—the show of which was good-ottly a limited business was transacted nevertheless, supporters generally very firm. Floating cargoes commanded very little atteution. The barley trade was steady, at extreme quotations. We have again to report a slow sale for malt, at late currencies. There was a slight improvement in the oat trade. In prices, however, no change took place. Beaus and peas main- taiued tueir previous value. Flour sold to a moderate extent. LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET.—MONDAT. The supply of cat' b at market ï3 less than last Monday, of slice p about the same. Tea demand alovr lor each, at lower prices for Cattle sheep much lowar. Beef 5J to 6-3,1. Mutton 6d to 7d. LONDON CATTLE MAPKET.-Mo,;LiLy. c. Our market to-day was scantily supplied with eacll kind of foreign stock, which sold steadily, at very foil prices. Compared with Monday last, the supply of home fed beasts was vety moderate. The attendance or bayert was good, and all breeds ot beasts moved off steadily, as very full prices. In some instances, the best Scots and crasscs realised 5s per 81b. From the Eastern districts we received about I,UOO Scots, and crosses, &c,; from the North, 4)0 shorthorns; from other parts of ELigl&nd, 420 of various breeds; from Scotland, 500 Scott and from Irelaud, 65 Oxen and Heifers. The show of sheep was again limited. liearly all breeds were in good request, at very lull prices. The best downs and half breds produced quite 5s 6,1 per bib, and a goodcleBranoo was effected. Ci,lves-the ztipply of which was only mo- tlerate-ehanged handi steadily, at fully last week's cur- rency, Tnc best veal was worth 69 10d per 81b. Oa the whole, there was a fair sale for pigs. GLASGOW PIG IRON MARKET.—MOWDAT, The market has again been strong to dayi ö18 caM paid for a large quantity, Closing sellers; buyers 69a 941. Nos 1 and 3, G, M. B, 60s. LONDON PRODUCE MARKET.—MOKDAT, Susrar A fair buaicess dome, and tho market is in a firm position. Coffee cleau nettive Ceylon brings 688 to 62s aud plantation 678 per CIYt. Tea: Suand common Con- gou is not be bought under Is 5^1. Rice: Ealf India is wanted at previous rates, and theru are few HI- ler. Saltpetre: Market is quiet, still prices are not lower than ou Friday. Tallow A fair husiness doing, and the market is in arm positiou. On the spot P Y 0 bring 59s and last three months of the year 53s. Linseed oil wanted. HOP MARKET.—MONDAY. Our market during the past week has remained steady, fine samples fully maintaining recent quotations. There is more ihquiry tor brown Mid Kent4, of which consider- able Sties have been tlIcctcd. Mid and East Kents 811 11 Si. Weald of Kenta 62t 70s. Sussex. 60s 68s. FOREIGN.—The imports of foreign Hops into London last week were nil. LONDON WOOL MARKET.—MOWDAY. There is a fair average amount of business doing in moat kinds af English wool, at full quotations. In foreign and colonial parcels, only a limited business is doing, at late rates. ti-ist week's imports were:—490 bales from the Cape, 536 from Algoa llay, 1140 from Port Phillip, autI 30 from Natal. I LONDON SEED M ARKET.—MOKDAT. The demand for seeds continues moderate, and since Monday last the trade hit? ruled quiet. This morning there were more samples of English red Cloverseed offer iu but, with few exceptions, they were all of middling quality, aud not suited lo ttie present demand, which if limited tu choice qualities. White Seed sells readily, at a further advance o' 3s to 41 Trefoil remains steady. Can- llryscù, with good demand, was is to 2s dearer this tnorntug. I LONDON TALLOW MARKET.—MONDAT, Oor market coatiulicil fict", and compared with Monday last, prices show an upward teu lency. To-dny, P Y C, on the spot, is quolel at 52". Town Tailow, 6U 9d. Rough fat, 31 2!ci I)tr I LEADENIIALL LEATHER MARKET. The sUi'r!is of fresh Leather thu week hue somewhat increased, yet the demand contiuuo? active for nearly ?M descr!))tion?, and, in Mnn itntMeea. the quotations h". ? turt,?er advanced ?1 per lb. LONDON MANURE MARKET—MowojLt. There were no imports oi Peruvian Guano into LondoS hstwcek. PF.ICES CIMREVT OP GUANO. Peruvian Guano (per ton, tor 30 tons). 112 0 Do. do. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALT:.—MONDAY Per Slbs, by the carcase. s. d. N.d. Inferior beef 2 Bto2 10 1 ?liddlitigdo. 3 4 j Prune large do. 3 6 S10 Do. small ditto 4 0 4 41 Veal. 3 3 4 61 Inferior mutton I > I • Middling do I Prime ditto 4 4 6 Largo fork 3 6 Swall ?ork I LONDON CATTLg MARKET.—THURSDAY. Trade slow, at Monday's prices. Beef 3s 8d to 49 104 Mutton, 4s to os 6d, veal 5s 6d to 5s Sd, pork 3s 8d to 4s 81 per SIbs. Baasts, 880. cows 135 sheep and lamb* 3,570; calves 153 pigs, 210. Arrivals: Holland beasts 100 sheep 200 calves 13 Scotch boasts, 25 Norfolk and Sutfolk beasts, 300.. I LO* XDON PRODUCE MARKET.—1THURSDAT. e. 1 > It Sugar: quiet for land parcels, Dut noating cargooa, wanted, and bring fully previous terms. Refined sells slowly, but value unchanged. Coffee firm, but busi- ness only moderate. Tea not much passing, owing to auctions announced; valuo unchanged. Rice not nuiob wanted. I BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET-Thartdnv I There was a full supply of wheat, which scarcely rea- lise list week's prices. Fine barley dearer. Other qua- iities saleable in quantity. Oats offering rather tower.
I UAN K.UU PLfcv— KkiDA v. WJtiam Roberts, Coventry, bnilder; John W?, Till" stall, Staffordshire, ironmonger; William Urame and John Brame, jun, Birmingham, priuter; James Stree), Bristol*, confectioner; Ed will Ellies RIll, Liverpool, merchantawr broker. BANKRUPTS.—Thesiiiy- Cuarles L?mboum, barge buHder, S&tubMy-ttMf Strand, and Chiawik; A?tph Worman, bjotma? Mia. orie?, and Bu?road, .Middle.ex ¡ 'Thoma. Ckett 1. 'nng:, tea dealer, Iptvich; WtDiMn Jooe't ?f?mM,. Whitechtpe?, and U?on; Wi Iian S?Te'tefL?t? ptM?-? bar, Di?beU?trmiugham; Edward Wed- nesbury %ViU* RJsweU, jipeoMd victutdIer|Biriii»r ham; WHlim Johu Thomas B"itb,f&IJC¡ .r.ft } BlrmlDhalU !aes Whdock; grcer, r¥& J fCiayteu.?ooer, Newport.