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A BOB FOR THE BOBBIES.—The Shrewsbury Council have resolved to increase the pay of their police Is a welk. WHAT'S IN A NAME.—The Chester Chronicle saysthat a child born at Chester on the evening ot the polling day has been carotene 1 Cecilm i JJodsoniana Frosterina Malgarina Disraelo. ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS.—The rectory of Wis- stanstow, near Shrewsbury, is vacant by the death of the Rev. Edward Christopher S-vainson, at the age of G3. It is worth about £1uOO a year, with boufce; and the population is about 1100. The luring was the property of the late rector. NEW WELSH BIBLE.—The Athenceum says— Mr Thomas C. Jack, publisher, Edinburgh, has nearly ready for publication a new Welsh Family Bible, with Pder Williams's Comment-, extensive extracts from Matthew Henry's Commentary, ami introductions to all the Books of Scriptuie, by the Rev. T. Howell, Swansea. SAD ACCIDENT.—A miner, named Timothy, was going down an incline at the Old Mine Works, Llangynog, the other day, and trying to put straight a waggon which hnd gone out of its course, when he fell a depth of about 20 yards, and sus- tained injuries which on led in death before he could be brought to the surface. Mil H. liioHAKD, M.P.—The Peace Society will give a soiie: at the Cannon-street Hotel on the 25th instant to Mr Fichard, the membar for Merthyr, when he gives an account of his con- tinental tour. Mr Muudella wid probably preside. Mr Samuel Morley, fair Wilfred Lawson, and other prominent politicians are expected to be present. CHIME IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE.—The business at the Montgomeryshire Q larler Sessions on Sa- turday was light, and at the assizes on Tuesday, lighter still, for no criminal case came before Her Majesty's Judge. Ou Saturday the heaviest sen- tence passed was one of 7 years' penal servitude, and a similar term of police surveillance, upon two old offenders, tor house-breaking at Llanfyilin. The bul against Thomas Palmer for refusing to assist the police at Newtown was ignored; and Edward B.avan, charged with inflicting grievous boiiiy harm on Edward Turn r, was acquitted, to the loudly expressed satisfaction of the public in court. THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS OF CARNAR- VONSHIRE AND THE llilCENT ELECTION.—At the monthly meeting of the Calvinistic Methodists Of Carnarvonshire, held at Cfe. huu on tho 2nd and 3rd of March, the Rev. W. fiowlands, Cefny wacn, presiding, the action of certain ministers and dea- cons ot the denomination, in having lent an active support to the Hon. Douglas Pennant, the Conser- servative candidate at the recent county election, gave rise to a prolonged ui-cussion. Eventually a resolution condemning their conduct in having Eupported a candidate who had declared himself in favour of Sabbath desecration" by sanctioning the opening of public houses on Sunday was car- ried with but six dissentients. THE NEW MEMBER FOR DEVONPORT.—Mr John Henry Puleston, banker, of Loudon, and of Marden.park. Caterham, Surrey, and of Bryn- ogom, near Ruthin, North Wales, who has been elected for Devonport, in the Conservative in- terest, in the room of Mr John Delawa.re Lewis, is the eldest son of Mr John Puleston, of Pias Newydd, near Ruthin, by Mary, daughter of Mr John Jones, of Tryddyn, He was born in the year 1830, and was educated at the Grammar School, Ruthin, Denbighshire, and subs- quently at King's College School, London. He married in 1857, Margaret, daughter of tie Rev. Edward Lloyd, of Llanfyilin, Montgomeryshire. Mr Pule- ston, who is a partner in the banking firm of Jay Cooke, M'Culloch, and Co., of Lombard-street, now enters Parliament for the first time. He re- sided for many years in the United States, previous to entering on business in London and he was invited to contest the representation of Denbigh- shire, along with Sir W. W. Wynn at the last election, but declined. The return of Messrs Pule- ston and Price, in the place of the former mem- bers for Devonport involves a gain of two seats to the Conservative party. THE NEW MEMBER FOR SHREWSBURY.—Mi- Henry Robertson, of Pale, near Corwen, Merion- ethshire, who has been returned in the Liberal interest for the borough of Shrewsbury, in the room of Mr James Figgins, is the eldest son of the late Mr Duncan Rober-son, and was born in the year 1816. He was educated at King's College, Aberdeen, where he took his decrees in art. He became a civil engineer. His name is well known as the engineer in chief of the Shrewsbury and Chester, the Shrewsbary and Hereford, the Shrewsbury and Birmingham, and other lines of railway. He is a magistrate for Denbighshire, and a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Meri- onethshire, of which county he s rved as high sheriff about four years ago. He is also an ex- tensive coal and iron master in Wales. He re- presented Sarewsbary in the Liberal interest from 18G2 to 1865, when be retired, so that he is not wholly new to parliamentary life. Mr Robertson who purchased the e,tateof Pale from the Llojd family in 1S65, married in 181-6 Eiiz ibath, daugh- ter of Mr William Dean, of London, the return of Messrs Robertson and Cotes in the place of their Conservative predecessors involves tlii gain of two seats. LECTURE AT XOUTHOP.—On Monday evening a lecture was given in the Calvinistic Chapel, Pentre-Moeh (kindly lent for the occasion), by the Rev. A. HalLiru of Hawartlen, Methodist New Connexion Minister. Subject—"The trial of the seven bishops. The president of the evening was Mr W. Collier, of Northop, who in a very neat and concise speech introduced the rev. lecturer. The rev. gentleman on rising, entered into a mas- terly introduction of his subject, which was fol- lowed by an elaborate, though lucid an.; perspicu- ous disquisition on the causes, results, &c., of the said trial. The address was listened to by a nu- merous and appreciative audience with profound attention. It occupied about an hour and twenty minutes in delivery, the interest of the auditory re- maining unabated throughout. At its conclusion the doxology was sung, after which the people dis- persed, highly pleased and gratifi-d with the treat. It is to be hoped this is not the last time the rev. gentleman will give this truly admirable lecture in this and other neighbourhoods, as wherever de- livered it cannot fail to be productive of good re- sults. The proceeds will be applied to the aug- mentation of the Dublin chapel b.nlding fund. SUSPECTED ARSON ATPOETMADOC.—Between twelve and one on the night of Sunday last the servant of Mr Ellis Rowland, ironmonger, Pwll- heli, was awakened by a feeling of suffocation, and discovered that the bedroom was full of smoke. She awoke her companion, a neighbour's servant, who had gone to the house because Mr and Mrs Rowland had gone by the six o'clock train that evening, and on examination it was discovered that the house wa3 on fire inlive different places—in the sittii g-room, kitchen, ;.nd two bedrooms —the materials used being straw and shavings. It was only in the two rooms that the fire was be- ginning to assume a serious aspect, but even there it was immediately put out, without doing any considerable damage. It has been suspected that the house was intentionally set on fire, and many connect that with thafact that the premises were insured for £1,3UO in the Liverpool and London Fire Insurance Society. The agent of the society inspected the place and came to the same conclu- sion, and to avoid proceedings it appears that the occupier consented to have the policy cancelled. On Monday the Mayor and Town Council inspected the premises, and put a man in charge. It is said that pressure was brought to bear upon the ser- vant girl to go elsewhere to sleep that night. If the fire had got a better hold there is no knowing to what extent the conflagration might have ex- tended or how many lives have been lost, for it was blowing hard at the time. IFTON RHYN COLLIERY.—The fall in the quo- tations for If ton Rbyn shares last week attracted some attention in the locality, and attempts were made to explain the circumstance. We are assured that there is nothing at all in the present position or the prospects, of the undertaking to justify the fall, and that it must have been caused in a. way which is only too familiar to frequenters of the stock exchange. It will be interesting to many of our readers to tho state the following facts, which have been communicated to us. The directors have declined to take certain land on the western side of the property, because they were not satisfied with the terms on which it was offered, and also because it was the least valuable part of the property, lying, as it did, in the midst of broken ground, near the outcrop of the coal measures; but they have taken instead other and more extentive lands, which enables them to travel without obstruction from Ifton to Gobowen June tion and beyond, on property included in their: leases. They have, therefore, ample access to both railway and canal, and all they have now to ar- range is the best mode of junction with the Great Western Railway. At the colliery they have 3unk through two valuable seams of coal and two beds of valuable fire clay, and are now opening out workings from two of their pits into these seams, which they intend working from one shaft while two others are carried down to the deeper scams. ilhe strata are described as favourable and unbroken; and the works above as model works which are all progressing together. The company intend to have coal for sale in the month of May and by the end of the year to raise at least 1 000 tons per week from the upper seams alone, as well as to make from between 40,000 and 50,000 bricks weekly. How important works of this extensive kind would be to the neighbourhood we need not point out. Mr D. C. Davies, who, locally, has been mainly instrumental in promoting the un- dertaking, thinks better of it now than he ever did before, and believes that time and money will make it one of the finest properties in the kingdom. It is to be hoped the promoters will recaive the cordial support of the neigtbourhood in works which promise to be of such sub-tantial benefit to tù inhabitants.—Oswestry Advertiser, NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL, RHOS.—Mr George E !wards, Trevor House, Raabon, has subscribed a gninea to the funds for the erection of the new Wesleyan chapel, at Rhos. DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN.—John Jones, for- merly a hair-dresser in Aberystwith, died on Sun. day, having attained the extraordinary age of 102 years. Mr Jones had resided in Aberystwith up- wards of seventy years, having before that period lived at Carnarvon, where a family Bible is pre- serve I, which contains the entry of his birth. The deceased had been married more than 70 years, and his widow is 9G years of age. FIRST ROYAL CHESHIRE MILITIA.—The re- cruits for this regiment, to the number of 114, came up for training at Chester Castle on Monday, the 2nd instant. The officers present arc-Captain and Adjutant White, and Sub-Lieutenants P. H. B. Salisbury and J. C. Hill. Three volunteer sergeants and five corporals are expected to take part in the drills on Monday next. The general body of the regiment will come up for their annual training on Monday, the 13th April, and will re- main in Chester 27 days; making altogether 69 days for drilling the recruits. 0. MR ELLIS LYTON, iNI.P.-Otie of the members sworn on Friday week was wheeled into the House from behind the Speaker's chair in a Bath chair. His right hand, covered by a large glove, hung useless by his side, and he held the Testa- ment, signed the Parliamentary roll, and shook hands with the Speaker with his left hand. When the ceremony was over, the attendant drew bac-s the Bath chair, and the disabled representative was seen no more. He was said to be Mr Peter Ellis Eytou, of Rhyl, who has entered the House, in the advanced Liberal interest, for the Flint boroughs, in the place, if I mistake not, of Sir R. Cuuliffe. Mr Eyton was Town Cierk of Fliut, and is now Registrar of the County Court at Mold. If his disablement is owing to gout it may be only temporary, bat otherwise, as a Bath chair is a iiui-an^e in the division lobby, it may be neces- sary for the new member to obtain the privilege ac 'ùl'dtd to Mr Kavanagh, of voting from his seat or Bath chair when the House goes to a divi- .ioii.-Luitcloit Correspondent of the lJinninuhaí11 Post. THE "STANDARD" AND THE WELSH ELEC- TIONS.—A correspondent of the Standard, who makes use of the signature One Who Kuows Wales," comes forward to show the Conservative party how to bring about a reaction in the Prin- cipality. It is to use the Welsh language in the cause of Conservatism. If they will only establish a Welsh Tory "organ," ani grind tunes upon it in the Welsh language, the Welsh people will hail their deliverance from" the influence or the ig- norant weekly scribblers of social envy and discon- tent, and of blasphemous scurrility," which, ac- cording to this well-informed person, has been al- lowed to prevail in Wales because the Conserva- tives have neglected the common language. The most peculiar thing about this theory is the simple minded confession that Conservatism is not of spontaneous growth in Wales. If the ordinary conditions of politics are to be overridden inWales merely because our Conservative friends con- descend to speak and write the language of the people, the reason for their want of success in I England for so many years must have been that in this country they habitually use! the language of Wales. Charmed by the condescension of their new rulers, the Welsh will no doubt soon abandon Dissent and become the staunchest friends of the Cnurch. DEATH OF lIIE CHARLES WYNNE FINCH, OF VOELAS.—We regret exceedingly to have to an- nounce the death of this gentleman, which took place in Paris on Tuesday week. The first in- timation of his illness was received by his sister Miss Wynne Finch, at Voelas, on Tuesday after- noon, and two hours later the news came that he had died. The deceased gentleman was 58 years of age at the time of his death, having been born on the 14th of June, 1815. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Charles Wynne Griffith Wynne, of Voelas and Cefnamwlch, a magistrate and deputy- lieutenant for the county of Carnarvon (who as- sumed his mother's surname of Wynne in place of his own name of Finch), by Sarah, daughter of the Rev Henry Hildyard, of Manor-house, Sto- kerly, Yorkshire. He was educated at Eton, and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. and M.A. Mr Wynne Finch—or, to be cor- rect, Mr Wynne, for at that time he only bore that name-was twice married, his first wife, to whom he was married in 1841, being Miss Laura Susan Pollen, a daughter ot the late Mr Richard Pollen, of Rodbourne, Wiltshire. This lady died in 1851, eleven years after marriage. Twelve years later, in 1863, Mr Wynne married Jamesina, relict of the late Mr Hmry Styleman Le Strange, of Hunstanstou-liall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, and daughter of Mr John Stuart, of Belladrum, Inver- ness. In 1865, Mr Wynne resumed the patrony- mic Finch, in addition to his former name. By his first marriage, Mr Wynne Finch had three sons-Charles Arthur, born in 1841, and a colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards; Heneage Edward, born in 1842 and John .Seymour, born in 184-5. He had two seats in North Wales-Vùelas, near Llanrwst, and Cefnamwlch, Pwllheli; he had also a town residence in Upper Brook-street, W. Mr Wynne Finch was connected wLh this neighbour- hood by birth and property, and by other ties. From 1859 to 1S65 he represented the Carnarvon- shire boroughs. When he first offered himself to the constituency, he came forward professing the opinions of a Liberal-Conservative, identifying himself with neither of the two broad divisions of party, though at the same time he expressed him- sel in favour of the policy advocated by the then Lord Derby and the Conservative party. He was on the commission of the peace for Carnirvoushire and Denbighshire, and was a deputy-lieutenant for the former county. Mr Wynne Fiucli held the patronage of the livings of Pentrevoelas, Denbigh shire, and Nefin and Bryncroes, Carnarvonshire. Mr Wynne Finch belonged to one of the oldest of Welsh families, the Wynnes cf Voelas and Cef- namwlch, which being derived ultimately from Marchweithian, who in the eleventh century was lord of a large territory in the Vale of Clwyd, and ot the country about the lower Aled, between Denbigh and Llanrwst, having his abode at Lew- eni, a place which has maintained its distinction down to comparatively recent times. In the time of Lewys Dwnn's visitation in the 16th century, Robert Wynne ap Cadwaladr, fifteenth in descent from Marchweithian, was head of the family at Voelas. Robert Wynne's great grandfather was the celebrated Rhys ap Meredidd, called also Rhys Fajvr, by reason of his great stature, who was en- trusted by Henry VII. with the standard of Eng- land at the battle of Bosworth Field; he was buried at Ysyptty Church, where the celebrated ef- figies of him and his wife still remain. The heir. Colonel Charles Arthur Wynne Finch, colonel in tile Scots Fusilier Guards, was born in 1811. Colonel Wynne Finch, we believe, is a Conserva- tive.



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