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LORD HOUGHTON.—Lord Hougbton has returned to FrYbton Hall, from a visit to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, at Hawarden Castle. THE NLW YICAR OF FORDE;x.-The Warship- ful Company o; Grocers have been pleased to present the living of Forden to the Rev. J. E. Vize, M.A., late curate of the parish for upwards of four years. The living has been made 3001. instead of 1191., as formerly. REPRESENTATION OF WENLOCK.— Mr Charles Milnes Gaskell, or Wenlock Abbey, who contested Pantefact in 1868, writes to the Salopian to say that he will offer himself for the borough of Wenlock as a decided Liberal" at the next election. LOWER NORWOOD, BRIXTON, DULWICH, AND HERNE-HILL CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION.—At the annual general meeting of this association Horatio Lloyd, Esq., barrister-at-law and Recorder of Chester, was unanimously ejected as the president of the association, in the place of the late Colonel Macdonald. LEGAL APPOINTMENT.—Mr George Browne, Oxbrd, has been appointed recorder of Ludlow, in Shropshire, in succession to Mr Henry John Hodg- son, master of the Court of Queen's Bench, who now retires, baviug held the recordership in con- junction with the mastorship since his appointment to the latter offiee in 1857. Mr Cleave was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in June, 1850. FATAL ACCIDENT AT PENMAENMAWR.— On Saturday morning, Hugh Owen, a mati employed by the Loulollllud North Western Railway Company, received au aecideni. at Peninaenmaivr Station, which icriniiiiiteJ fatally. He was jerked out of a truck alld flll on the rails, when the wheels passed over both his legs, tmathing them fearfully. He was removed to the infirmary at Bangor, but died during the evening. He has left a wife and smail family. CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. — At a special meeting of the Cheshire Agricultural Society, held at Crewe, on Monday, a motion to amalgamate with the Manchester and Liverpool Society, who will hold their show this year at Chester, was rejected, and an amendment that the Cheshire Society hold its show at Crewe, as or.'ginaiiy arranged, was carried. Ti MPHITANCE MEETINGS—Temperance meetings have anring t ie pa i fortnight been held at the Wesleyun chapel, Cross Lane3, and the Prerbyteriun chapel, Bon-ling Bank. Mr Barrows presided at the former meeting, and addresses were delivered by the Rev. R. Jones, Mr H. Leadsome, Mr Waodhall and others. At Bswling Bank, the Rev. R. Jones, pre- sided, and the Rev. F. Wagstaffe, and Mr Price Jcnes, photographer, Wrexham, were the speakers. Both meetings were exceedingly interesting. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.—A exami. nation for scholarships and exhibitions was held at this college on the 8th, 9:h, and 10th January. Tiiirty-niiie candidates presented themselves. The ntmes of the successful ones are the following Scholars—T. M. Williams, Bangor; D. Samuel, Alserystwith j T. Z Jones, Aberaeron; O. Evans, Carmarthenshire. Exhibitors—E. Charley Cwma- ryi ■ T. R Jones. Carno; D. Owen, New Quay; W y Ttu;; iiv'.Tiiieu R. Thomas, Aberyst. K JviA j' .with, fj. (.'}."Lhths, LI!ln. r Ooidti mi-re r-Ku-ded to the J fJ B I.. ■ ■ ■ J. 1-1, Bala; r:of.'J'"V, i. »v students lit the -a:<■: this term. "'? ?'?.m? BILL .r' v-pondent 6r •—vViih i??"?"j t, tie I? f?i, men- I It [ ma 'ti formed v., -r-ill be introduced during ^oc. n, ■■ prose- cuted with renewed, and, if possible, increased energy. Mr Osborne Morgan, at the urgent re- quest of the friends of the measure, has consented to undertake the conduct of the Bill, which will pro bably contain the clause proposed last session by Mr Talbot, and accepted by Mr Morgan, and which provides that all services to be held in the church- yards which are not according to some published ritual shall consist only of prayer, singing, and reading of Scripture, the object of the clause being to exe'ude gatherings of a political character." SHOCKING DEATH OF A MONTGOMERYSHIRE FARMER.—Mr John Bunner, a large farmer, living at Marton Farm, near Welshpool, met with his death in a shocking manner on Monday evening last. He had been attending Welshpool fair, and about eleven o'clock at night he started home on horse- back, accompanied by two other farmers. They separated when about a mile from town, deceased proceeding on his way alone. As he did not return home the fears of his family were excited, and men were despatched to Welshpool in quest of him. Short!y after daybreak on Tuesday he was found lying cn tile side of the turnpike road, about a mile from the placa where he separated from his friends. There were marks on the road as though be had been thrown from his horse and dragged along the road a considerable distance. He was quite dead. The inquest was held at the Lion Hotel, Welshpool, on Tuesday aiternoon, and a verdict of Accidental deeath" remrned. The decta ell, who was about 45 years of age, was well known as a leading agri- culturist in M.jDgomeryshire. He has left a widoiv „L;IJ iiUU UiiC tUliU, SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A CHESTER TRADES- MAN.— Jn Thursday week last, (icorge B),.Yyt!r, a potato dealer, 45 years of age, who reside,i in Prin cess-street, Chester, left home for the purpose of doing business in the district of Cheshire known as Doiamere Forest. It is said he had a considerable sum of in<>ney upon him, wherewith to lay bills and purchase fresh supplies of potatoes. About two o'clock in the afternoon he called upon Mr Ne ?- port, of Utkinton, to whom he pai,I on account. He was then uuder the influence of liquor, and twice fell from his horse. He was afterwards se-n between U; ki nton and Turley, and was noticed to be unsteady on his seat, whiln the horse was going at a rapid pace. On Thursday niht the herse went galloping though the village of Ciotton with- out its ridi-r. It was secured, and taken to Tar- porley. There was blood on the saddle aud CJat of the horse. Nothing was heard of Mr Bowyer until about nine o'clock on Sunday morning, when Mr Pettinger, of Tuiky, f und the deal body of the missing man in a plantation close to the road, and On his farm. There were two conta-el wounds on the left temple and forehead of the deceased, in whose pockets between .£4 and X5 was found. It is yet a question whether the wounds are, such as would probably ensue from a fall, and it is believed believed that the deceased man had a much larger snm in his possession when he left Utkinton. The Tarporley police are investigatiugthe affair, and the result of their inquiries were to be made known at the inquest upon the body. Mrs B jwj er arid several friends and relatives of the deceased visited Turley en Sunday. At the inquest on Tuesday a verdict of Accidental death" was returned. GEORGE POTTER IN CHESTER.—A largely- attended meeting of working m,-n was held ou Mon- day evening last, in the Assembly-room of the Town Hall, to hear an address by Mr George Potter, of London, on "Trades Unions." The chair was occupied by Mr E. G. Salisbury, J.P., and amongst those on the platform were Mr T. W. Jones, Mr Powell (chairman of the Chester Co-operative Society), Mr Jones (Bridge street), Mr Salisbury, jun., &c.-Mr Potter traced the origin of trades anions, and at considerable length discussed the benefits to be derived from them in every way.—Mr Meadows Frost afterwards addressed the meeting, and in tke course of his remarks he stated that capitalists had been working men like themselves, but Mr Potter would never be a capitalist because he preferred being idle and going about the country in the way be was doing. The Chairman proposed, seconded, and declared to be carried, a vote of thanks to himself and to Mr Potter, and after a few further observations from the latter the meeting separated.—On Tuesday, he Leld a second meeting. at which he was announced to speak on Church and State," Mr J. P. Cartwright in the chair. The Chairman was received with cheers, hisses, and groans, by a body of Conservatives in the centre of the hall, whose interruptions were frequent. Cries of Riikes for ever," mingled with snatches of the National Anthem, "Rule Britannia," and Johnny comes marching home again." Mr Potter tried to make himself heard, but failed. The Chairman characterised the meeting as most disgraceful, and declared it adjourned. The gas was then put out, to prevent the Tories from taking possession of the platform. Great excitement prevailed. AMATEUR CONCERT AT LODGE.—On Monday evening last, an amateur concert in aid of the funds of the Lodge Cricket Club was given in the Quinta Schoolroom. There was a crowded audience, and the following took part iu the excellent programme: •—Miss Oilerhead, Mr Ellis, Mr Edwards, Mr Rushton, Miss Jones, Mr Sharp, Mr Williams, Mr Howae, Mr James Edwards, Mr Edge, Mr G. E. Evans, aud Mr John Edwards. The second part of the programme was undoubtedly the better given of the two, though in the first part Messrs. Ellis, Euwards, Edge, and Rushten gave their glees and quarttes with great precision, and received an encore for the latter. As usual Mr G. E. Evans's cha- racteristic song took immensely, and he was vociferously encored. A nigger's and dance song Was introduced into the second part of the pro- gramme, and the audience fully appreciated the efforts of Mr Last, and this in common with nearly every item in the second part had to be repeated. Mr John Edwards sang his very difficult song, The Death of Nelson," in a very creditable manner, and Miss Jones's Won't you tell me why, Robin ?" was sung very sweetly and with rather more con- fi bnce than her previous one; the song was de- servedly encored. The glees were again applauded, and in response to the repeated calls of the audience the four performers had to re-appear on the platform on each occasion. The old mountain tree" was perhaps their most successful effort. T tiing the proceedings as a whole, the committee m y fairly be complimented on the success of the ejcuing's performance, and we hope that a sub- stantial balance will be handed ever to the trea- I surer. I THE PBEMIER.-The Right Hon. W. E. Glad- stone arrived at his residence at Carlton House- terrace on Tuesday night from Hawarden Castle to attend the meeting of the cabinet ministers. Mrs Gladstone and family remain at Hawarden Castle. COMMISSIONS.-MILITIA :-2nd Royal Cheshire: Lieut. Ji. A. W. S. Groves resigns his commission. Royal Montgomery: Capt. J. P. Harrison is granted the honorary rank of Major; Lieut. P. M. Pryce re- signs his commission. Shropshire: Lieut. H. R. Lovett resigns his commission. Montgomeryshire Major the Marquis of Londonderry resigns his com- mii sioia, but is I. r.aitted to retain his rank, and to continue to wear the uniform of the regiment on his retirement. Capt. C. W. W. Wynn to be Major, vice the Marquis of Londonderry, who resigns. Cornet T. W. Gill to be Captain, vice Wynn, pro- moted. SIR GEORGE HONYMAN RAISED TO THE BENCH.—Sir George Honyman, Q.C., has been ap- pointed a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, in place of Mr Justice Byles, retired. The Law Times says It was generally anticipated that Sir George Honyman, Q C., would have been pro- moted to the vacancy in the Court of Exchequer which was filled by the elevation of the present Baron Pollock. We named him for that position; but in the exercise of a wise discretion the Lord Chancellor reserved him for the expected vacancy in the Court of Common Peas. To that Court he has now been raised, and a better appointment, or one which more thoroughly receives the approbation of the profession, could not have been made. For many years Sir George Honyman has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the ablest lawyers of his time, and when Lord Chief Justice Bovill and Mr Justice Lush were raised to the bench he succeeded to the lead in commercial business at Guildhall. Sir George Honyman is the eldest son of the late Colonel Sir Ord Honyman, of the Grenadier Guards, and comes of a race of judges. His grand- lather and great-grandfather were both Lords of Session in Scotland. He himself was a pupil of the present Lord Chief Baron, Sir Fitzroy Kelly, and practised as a pleader before being called to the bar. He was called in 1849 at the Middle Temple, jo;ned the Home Circuit, and became a Queen's Counsel and Bencher of his Inn in 1866. Four judges in succession have been raised to the bench from the Home Circuit."—The new judge is a grandson (through maternal descent) of Admiral George Bowen, of Cotton Hall, Sa!op, where Sir George's brother, the Rev. W. Macdonald Honyman, now resides. GAS EXPLOSION AT BANGOR.—On Monday evening shortly before seven o'clock an explosion of gas took place in three houses in Dean-street, Bangor. The shock was very severe. The doors and windows of three houses were blown eut, and the interiors presented- a complete wreck. Many windows in the neighbourhood were also broken by the violence of the shock, and great alarm was caused amongst the inhabitants. For some time previously there had been indications of an escape of gas in the locality of the explosion, but no steps were taken to trace it. It has now been ascertained that the main supply pipe, which had been down many years tad been broken completely in two, and the gas had foand its way through the earth into the houses. Mrs James, occupying one of the dwel- lings, entered the parlour with a lighted candle, whn the whole room became a blazi. She was seriously burnt, and the house completely wrecked, some of the solid brick jwalls being rent. The two adjoining houses are in almost as bad a state. At a public house some distance of the flooring of the kitchen is completely blown up, and other damage done, indicating that the gas and fire had travelled a considerable distance under ground. Mr Roberts, the occupier, taking a light to look at the damage, caused another small explosion, which scorched his face. Other houses in the locality also sustained in- jury. Gas was not burned at all in the houses where the principle d maie was caased.

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