Round and About. ￼ ?ft Penrhyn Castle, B?ngor, I?u r?k. Sto?' Stratford. ? ,}¡no tas been beard in varions partg of the Te ??'kno 1 as been he?r d in various parts of the -i the arrival of the swa.Uow an d other ''? ? reported. 'r'nt II reported. Rohertson observed an oyster-catcher on Iv'davVhen fishing near L?ndderfeL The r'n the comp?nv of two or three blackheaded ?jin? on ? meadow near the river. ? I T? t?a'n Ilugkes an old inhabitant of Carnar- ￼ ￼ '1 a )?v puncher amon? the Welsh Congre- T°"' nl' Jied gu(ùnly on Monday morning. The c], coast 1(j' wii0 eigLit.T-five ye?rs of age, "'ttenad d,:cc'] 1'1 'b" urc\'lOUS evening? &nd seemed to be in 1Pt. l t l ￼ ^V^ihcaiilu I' f h l\ 1 U. f USZ&Laniluii 3iieptiii;: of the HatJOna Union of ￼ (' 1'[£ on Tuesdav, ￼ president Sii'-T .i~|ltlts nt Cardiff, on nes ay, the p!eSI ent ,jJ;:i:"utorv early closing, and that Sir John ?,,uo?cK sJ? he amended so as to make it com- 1 1, h h f?.'?'' ?'? ? ? ? antkorities to comply with the jrfilW, of a two-thirds majority of shopkeepers. Tl:è' 'ntr'actor for the construction of a railway to [?i' ?"')-f Snowdon is m&kin? satisfactory pro- ¡ 'è' n h er of h 1 p?rt f the jjjp v-re weat h er of the early part of the ;:re"l:¡'1Ved opcra.t:'ms. as for several months the "ir, l 1, h 1 'i' ri;n ?"? covered with deep snow. The earth- :I. f'r about one half the distance has been C~'ani the resident engineer, Mr Oswell, ex- -?? opinion thn.t the line will be: in operation ¡Le ?Mutcr part of the tourist season this ear. Vr Thomas Davies. Priory Grocery Stores, Carnar- T 1. r*)J; with serious mishap on Good Friday. He v, ,bd' i'?? been on a cycling tour round Llan- !I," 1 h' 1 t"i" 1' M? ?hoi within two mi es of Carnarvon •cideKtully OY?rtook another ider, with the re- ?.' ,,? u-wa. thrown headlong into the roadside. fl-rca- ?r? nach brnised aud dlicoloure about the t ?c ?ms conveyed home in a semi-conscious ft"rl1s now recovering. bill It « '"1' c ?th occurred on Monday, at Brecon, in hie .?.?jjT.a.r.ofMr Edwin Poole, the editor and for' "r 1)rercn and Itadi?,r 7i'?-?v.?a. and a ? vr t;i Oswestry. ?? Poolc was an ardent Liberal "i ,cLiioi iiiit, and placed his own services and ,.??.:tCt uf tb* paper, which he established some r ?M .'CO' fr?c?y at the disposal of the pary with .?''ii;!t-Rt!icdhim?e!f. In Breconshire aud Rad- u r-hir.' be was well-known ?nd respected. Keenly <, f-,iljxved polit?e. his interest in contemporary ?.rTw??uotgreH,terthn.Q tb?t which he too?in .?:t!Mi?n mutters. He was the author of the L?'?Mfpd History and Biography of Breconshire auj cthtr historical works. An Eisteddfod, attentled by 10,030 people, was held on ha-ter Monday at Mountain Ash, for the benefit j Bit'ot age Hospital, which has been built by the rr.t Lady Aherdare. LordAbcrdnrepreaided in riling, and Mr W. Little was the afternoon .in. The chief choral competition, in which a- piece was Dr. H. Parry's "Put off, 0 and a prize of SICIO, u-,Ls engaged in by ;h:c- choirs—the Merthvr Choral Society, led by Mr D.^n Davius. of Mountain Ash, and the Penrhiwceiber led by Mr James James, and the Trecynon [;n;;eil. conducted by Mr Jenkin Moiris. Merthyr ti:' :al Society was awarded the prize. Dr Rogers, of L:-r.fc'ur, delivered the adjudication. On Monday, before Dr. Dalton and Dr. Bold Lliiadndio. the qnestion of admitting Charles E. Smith to bail was argued, he being under jrit-t a charge of stealing X30. the property of the lV?t::ia^ter-(icneral. Mr Allanson opposed the application for bail. From inquiries made he found serioas irregularities, ana lie objectea most strongly La;l rlitil the charge had been disposed of. Dr. silid the understanding was that if a cei*ai;id'je::ni<t;t was given up the prosecution would DPI ol'ject to hail.—Mr Henderson (tor the accused): Which we (buy the existence of. He went on to arir-c that the defence would be prejudiced unless l:Jl u.iB iilloved.—Superintendent Williams said he oi 'av'.til to I'ni!.—The Chairman Then we have no alternative. We uiuat refuse it. 0nSitnriiny the Flintshire coroner held an inquest at Khylrj on the Loclyof a man named Henry Jones, c-rpi' TeJ as a labourer on the new drainage works. G- 'e Johnson said that late on Saturday night, the 23:1 LÍ )1:,lch. witness and deceased went to their lo-kiniit. Ï1: Gas-street. loLh men were the worse for dr:k. arid ellch one sat down before the tire. Wit- fell a-lecp, and was awakened about three ,,> the following Kiorniiig by a cry from deceased. o starting to his feet he J. Vf the deceased lying on L>:ace. IIis head was on the fender, and his right HTIl TV.I- deabled up between his legs. He had a waTcu in his hand. Deceased, "ho Poppeared to be in preit [ain, cried oat, Oh George, pull my leg from n::dtr :ie. Witness tried to do so. but deceased v. t-i ico hcaTV to move. He noticed a quantity of between the fender and the grate. A doctor wa-?er!tfir. A week after the accident deceased tJlwitiit.-s that someone had hit him on the head wi:h a peker. Wit!.ess said he must be mistaken, b»'??.nse there WHS no one in the room besides them- srlvfi. and they had not quarrelled. Soon after de- censed died.—Dr. Sinnmerhill deposed to making a p:sl mjrteii! examination of the body. There was a w^r.d L n the middle of the iiaii d. bnt the skull was not fractured. The cause of death was inflammation of -,he Iram. The wound was one which could have h'1 caticii by a fall on the edge of a fender.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental denth."
ASTRONOMICAL NOTES. I T"] b b d" I ?:'iirn.—Thia planet is now to be o b serve d rising in :hr -i.th in the evenings soon after dark so that I'crhqv a few facts may be interesting to our readers. He aUeiided by eight moons, and is on an average 854 million miles from the nun, or nearly double the diriaacc ef Jupiter. been from such a distance, the i, r. Jucc-d to the hundreth of its apparent size to c«. ;ii;d fu rata Satnru receives light and heat. 3Iov;ri(; in an ellip.-e he i- sometimes further from and S'iiictiiue* nearer to the sun, the difference between the exireuu s being 100 million miles. His year "J:1:;j, of 10,760 days or 29 years and 167 of our dj;Va. H-j trawls his orbit with a velocity of 529,000 r.:i;c a liny, or 22,Coo miieu an hour. His distance from ti! eavtii varies between 1.057,000.000 and 761.COO.CCO miles. This difference of 296,000.000 miles I pr.uacer, as may be imagined, SL corresponding ;.r..ajùll i¡¡ the apparent dimensions of the planet. (",I cisic,,is ot Saiurn give a surface of 1565_j_.CCO.OCO square miles, and a volume more than 776 U!ik-< greater than that of our earth, but in mass L. i-v, rv little heavier and supposing that an ocean Of Water could he found large enough to throw Saturn iliti he would floilt with one-fourth showing above th W:l'er. lie rotates in a little over ten hours less hal iliLvse of Mercury, Venus, Mars, or the turtri. Day and night succeed each other on the • >er;:j;e nt intervals of five hours. Each of Saturn's swtsotei Iristti more than seven of our years, and Uieie js n,;u:!y fifteen years interval between the autumn aud spring and between summer and winter. «e if, a- ucr readers are aware, surrounded by a ■■er.ir i ring?, which make him the most interesting object in the whole heavens. These rings may be 0:Ly divided into three of unequal breadths. The exterior ring from tllc-, pianet is separitcd from the ll". '«--Jiate one by a very distinct break, whilst the !r r. i L, 1,iaiiet seems joined on to the ■ee I Tile iiitennediate ring is more luminous ta.ii! .he giuhe (J Saturn. The exterior ring is of a J?1; nearly the same shade as the disc of tL., a,-c ol)i,que. And throw a very decided th &rL' opaque, mid throw very decided -uM?v u)i h-?turn. Ti.e interior, or "crape" ring. ?-Lh,?.wc',j)L(Usuu?y:uid almost of a purple ?'?Mtdtr't.'i?:u'(.ut.throunhv.'bich the luminous ;.c i? rL?t.!y seen (and without distortion). The fx:t.Mr(:i!une't;i-of the outer ring is 173,500- miles ana us tuner dimeter 153,500 .its breadth is 10,000 nl"("- I'lae ,?j)? ??g.g breadth is 18,300 miles, U ith,e dt??nee which 6Lp?Lrates them is 1.750'mles. rin^ Cra^c or 'nntr ring joins the middle or bright n.lIal its br?tith is 9,000 miles. The entire hr tLt ring system then is 39,050 miles. Its M.ckuLag u c:uceh 100 miles. are the i61li, nioons with particulars as c-I -,h, Distance from piaturn'8 Timo of revolu- '\1 'f: J¡Sta.1IC¡' from Ñllturn'e TinlO of rcyo u- -c>, ecntre iu miles. tions. ￼ D. n. o?. a. 119,725 0 22 37 23 j* ;X,n 119,72: 0 22 37 i',h': lh. lS.3Q 1 8 53 7 l) 130,15 1 21 18 26 l'h:\c 243,670 17 41 9 'rj¡¡ ?0,:23 4 12 25 11 H., 789.915 15 Z2 41 25 :?.n °?'?0 21- 7 7-?1 2,?92,790 79- 7 54 40 ? our lnoons are all nearer Saturn than our ? Einrn ° PUr ?''?- ?'MM is but 82,000 miles fr?r '?s'.?t ??-ce, Md Dione ?bout 2 06,0009 Mi. .1 p, 'C,'¡H; "? ""? ed?e of the Dug being ah.T ?1 ? "?- On the ohcr hMd. Japetus is B?ri-v '?'M?.ust?t. so that the dimeter of i; ?'?em is nearly 4,500,000 miles. The din"m? Tit?n h? been measured, and is ? ) ? ,? '"??' P?' ? tl?t of Saturn, exceed- ing in ..? 1 '?'"? )Ic?r?--rry Md M?s. exeeed- times that of fr"°n- C°mpared With our moon th. ￼ ? ?"?- L-c.mpared ?ith our mooi. tL' mOOl>3 d SatuTn give little ?'ht. Even if the ei"ht wt-ri-. ill f,n they?on'd give bu? tone- sixteenth pi!rt of th• u ^o7 f our ?" ?°°°- Mr 'Xt?cc"nrth .e ??t? '? Procirr l-M.i-.rt-c 'S, K* °°' corresponding with Madrid on cmr art we have morning &ud eY.ni' L- ? ec;in? f ?? '? ?'?" ? ve?r gradually cdx? te,? F,, ^hf. is edipserl dt??ing the whole dav, and^th V'll ltCjlPses continue for nearly seven feting- °?d or ?-?- taking place ioreijrht "C:Us 2928 d iy ??' ''??'? of ?? 1?-?et is such (Sir Robert L:d1 :;ay" mills t(n of tLe Heavens ') as to bo wholiv ini-r>ll^ Pa,-1-H^'e ?' ?e opposition th?t it? g,;1,(: IS ?''? m?tcri?a at all co-par- p!rj!ie ,.r, _U"UtC.s°lid materials at all compar- ah!e with fN-Ijlcii the crust of our earth is c'??' This i" to be accounted for by the gre?t ic'?n -n aU^ "that what our telescopes show CP'H ?". ?'' ?' "? a ''?'? Knrface, but merely a vast cnvcionV- of cloud: Rurrounding a heated interior. Li'h't""1 2 aairn is he weighs more than eighty timeB .-Ilrll i3 lie nl ore than eighty tilneb t La- ff ''??'?? is 700 times ]ar«er.. The L?tn?.??"?' ?'-observing Saturn wUI be in the y,?. ?obert, writing about the ring system, ?nh'fr j- d Look at it how we will, we seem to bo cr,j.?.Ld to the conclusion that the ring is really an t0 .°B '?? ?? extremely minute bodies. Each cf ,'? bodies pursues an orbit of its own of t]'rTfu pLmet, and is, in fact, merely a. satellite. I)Cjdi ';o numerous ?nd so close together that tht:v soom to us to be continuous, and they may bü \'dy minute."
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I General News. I The report of the Opium Commission is adverse to the proposalt for the suppression of the opium traffic. Viscount Duncannon, who was secretary to Mr Peel during the whole term of his Speakership, has sent in his resignation. Sir Bernhard Samuelson, M,P. for Banburv, has informed his constituents that owing to ill-health he will not seek re-election. The returns of the Volunteer force for last year show that the total number enrolled was 231,328. of whom 224,525 were efficients. The death has occurred, at the Zoological Gardens, of the magnificent ostrich presented to the gardens some time since by the Queen. At Potterno. near Devizes, a pardener of six^y-five- named Butler, has been found with his hea l battered in, and expired shortly after discovery. ?lIr Edward Hutchinson, a Liverpool merchant, died suddenly on Wednesday at Colwyn Bay. He was a prominent member of the NVeslevan body. The women's ward of the Oxford County Lunatic Asylum, at Littlemore, was on Monday morning destroyed by fire, but the inmates were rescued. The Board of Trade has appointed a Departmental Committee to inquire into the question of the im- portation of foreign prison-made goods into this country. The Home Secretary on Saturday ordered the release of two Northampton shoe hands who had been sentenced to thirty days' imprisonment for fol- lowing non-unionists. An old slgrienitural I-Lbourer named George Pettitt has been burned to death at Wollnston, near Wel- lingborough, through a hedge under which he was lighting his pipe catching fire. Visconnt Valentia (C) and Dr. John Fletcher Little (L) were nominated on Tuesdav, for the Oxford vacancy and Mr F. W. Wilson (L) and Mr R. T. Gnrdon (LBT) for the vacant seat in Mid- Norfolk. On Saturday night n. Plymonth train left the metals near Bodmin, on the Great Western Railway. Both of the engines capsized, and one rolled down an embankment. About thirty persons are reported to have sustained injuries. Mr George W. Harris, manager in succession of the Alexandra and Shakespeare Theatres, died on Wednesday at his residence in Edge-lane, Liverpool, after an illness which dated from the production of the last Christmas pantomime at the Shakespeare Theatre. The result of the poll for the position of secretary to the Amalgamated Society of Engineers was made known on Wednesday. The late secretary, Mr J. Anderson, received 12.910 votes the late assistant secretary. Mr G. N. Barnes, 11,603; and Mr H. Barton, 759. The Finance Committee of the Swansea Corpora- tion hrive passed a resolution to the effect that in vie%y of the sit&gnrltion of trade in the borough the salaries of the Corporation officials shonld be reduced 10 per cent. The estimates for the year were also considerably reduced. The Governor of Monnstir, in Macedonia, has been dismissed by the Porte on the representation that he was responsible for executions and injustice, and that hit; continuance in office would provoke people to the commission of acts which might Ciune serious embar- rassment to the Porte. The fine weather which favoured Easter Monday in London induced-vast crowds of holiday makers to visit the pnblic parks and open spaces in and aronnd the metropolis. The mnseums and picture zalleries were also largely patronised, and at night nearly all the theatres were extremely well attended. Professor James Dwight Dana, the eminent mineralogist and geologist, has died of heart failure. He had been Professor of Natural Historv and Geo- logy at Tale College since 1855, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. London, as well as membor of the French Academy and of other scientific bodies in Europe. Serious fires were reported on Wednesday, one occurring at Messrs Allison and Co.'s sawmills, Grimsby, where damage was done to the amount of £3,000. and n.nother the timber yard of Messrs Harland and W olff, shipbuilders, Belfast, over an acre of whose premises, containing many valuable stacks of timber, was devastated by the flames. In protesting against recent Conservative attacks upon Mr Chamberlain, Sir W. Hart Dvke writes that, as a Conservative whip for the past twelve years, he is in a position to gauge the opinion of Conservative members, and he believes that one opinion pervades the party, namely, that during the last nine years Mr Chamberlain has with the truest loyaltv and great ability, both in and out of Parliament. supported the cause of the Union, and has gained the fullest con- fidence of the Conservative leaders. In a trial at Siena an amusing scene occurred the other day. One of the witnesses was a very pretty servant maid of the name of Giovannina Galardi. On entering the witness box, she wns received with signs of admiration by the jury, by counsel, and by all present. She stood facing the judge, who said to her, "I beg you, my pretty girl, to turn also towards the jury, as I do not wish it to be said that I alone have the privilege of admiring your beauty." Great laughter followed this remark. Oil leaving the wit- ness box at the end of her examination she was fol- lowed by murmurs of admiration. The Spectator of Saturday remarks :-It hardly seems to be understood by some of the Conservative members what it is that pertains to the position of allies. The keystone of the political arch is Mr Chamberlain, and if he be driven-as he might, we suspect, be easily driven—to retire from the cam- paign, the great body of Unionist Liberals in the Midlands would scon be dissolved into its elements. Alliances need generosity and mutual forbearance and without generosity and mutual forbearance on the part of the Conservatives, the invaluable help of the Liberal Unionists will be lost to the cause of our national unity and greatness. On Saturday night the Earl of Kimberley addressed a Liberal meeting at North Walaham, in East Nor- folk. Their opponents, he observed, spoke of the Government as moribund and condemned, but a Government which had obtained from the House of Commons a very large sitin of money for the purpose of strengthening the navy and making it so strong that the safety of this country should never be en- dangered by any complications that might occur in the politics of the world, passed the Welsh Disestab- lishment Bill by a majority exceeding forty, obtained i he second reading of the Irish Land Bill without a rision, and introduced the Local Option Bill, hard. deserved to be spoken of in those terms. A number of severe earthquake shocks were felt throughout Southern Austria, on Monday, causing the people in many towns to leave their homes panic- stricken and canip out in the open. The worst effects were felt at Laibach, the capital of Carniola, where nearly every building was damaged or destroyed, and where several people were killed and ma.ny injured. Shocks were also felt in some parts of Italy, and at Venice the visitors left the hotels and slept in the squares. Later accounts of the earthquake in Austria show that the effects were in some respecta more serious than was at first supposed. A Vienna correspondent states that images of saints have fallen from their pedestals, and a ato.tue was turned half- round by the disturbance. Four more earthquake shocks were felt on Wednesday at Laibach, where the inhabitants are still camping out, and were great dis- tress prevails. The third annual conference of the Independent Labour party was opened on Monday at Newcastle- on-Tyne. Mr Keir Hardie, M.P.. presided. The report of the National Administrative Council narrated the progress made during the past year, especially through the part taken in local and Parlia- mentary elections. Twenty-one Independent Labour candidates for various Parliamentary constituencies bad already been approved, and other nominations awaited endorsement. It was stated that the party had now 35,000 paying members. A resolution was passed sympathising with the operatives locked out in the boot ani shoe trade. On Wednesday it was agreed, after the proposal of many amendments, to confirm a clause in the proposed pledge of member- ship, that members should vote in local elections as branches of the party might determine, and in the case of Parliamentary elections, as a conference convened for the purpose might decide. At the sitting of the Good Templars' Grand Lodge at Cambridge on Tuesday, Mr J. Malins, C.C., Grand Chief Templar, presided. The morning was devoted chiefly to routine business. At the evening sitting, resolutions were passed congratulating Mr Joseph Malins upon the completion of twenty-five years' service as Grand Chief Templar, rejoicing that the Government had introduced the local veto bill, and assuring the Government of hearty support, pledging the support of the Lodge to only those candidates for Parliament who are prepared to curb the liquor traffic rejoicing that about 500 Good Templars have been elected members of newly-formed parish and district councils, and regretting that efforts are being made to municipalise the liquor traffic. The follow- ing officers were elected at the opening of the confer- ence on Wednesday :-Grand Chief Templar, County Councillor Malins; Grand Councillor, Mr Gay Hayler; Vice-Templar, Mrs Walker; Superintendent of Juvenile Templars, Councillor Varley; Electoral Superintendent, Mr J. Martin Skinner; Secretary, Mr William Sutherland Treasnrer, ]Nfr F. R. Harris; Chaplain, the Rev. C. J. Reckelley. The secretary's report and statement of accounts and balance sheet were passed. At a special session of the International Supreme Lodge the highest degree of the Order was conferred on eleven qualified candidates. The annual conference of the National Union of Teachers waa opened on Monday afternoon at Man- chester. The proceedings beaan with a public reception, presided over bv Sir J. F. Harwood, and attended by the Mayor of Salford, the Bishop of Manchester, and the educational leaders of the city. The Bishop said the work of the teachers was most excellent, and it was done with diligence and a con- scientiousness above all praise. On Tuesday after some discussion, it was resolved that the scheme con- tained in the report of the Departmental Committee on Superannuation of Teachers offered a suitable basis for legislation. On Wednesday considerable time was taken up in discussing the education code. It was pointed out that a code which made it im- possible to arrange the education of a particular district to suit the needs of the locality and of the children was not a rational and working code. Amongst the resolutions passed was one in favour of the withdrawal of the permission given by the new code to employ unqualified women teachers in boys' schools. The conference unanimously passed a resolution approving the superannuation scheme formulated by the departmental committee as a suitable basis for legislation, and urging the Govern- ment to give effect thereto this session. Resolutions were also adopted in favour of the incorporation in the next issue of the labour code of a compulsory form of agreement between managers and teachers specifying conditions which would prevent the dis- r.iiss:ti rfothe teacher except for a reasonable and assigned cause, and that where voluntary schools were tal¡en over by school boardg the teachers of such schools should be taken over on at least as favourable terms as they all eidy enjoyetf|
Ecclesiastical. I Owing to an order issued by the Sub-Prefect of Toulon to suppress the Salvation Army on the ground of its knee-drills," being manifestations of a religion not recognised by the State, the barracks there have been closed. An address signed by 250 of his parishioners has just been presented to the Rev. R. W. Corbet, M.A., rector of Stoke-upon-Tern, in acknowledgment of his noble generosity and habitual kindness towards his parishioners, irrespective of creed or social position. The Rev. John Price, Congregational minister, Wis- tanswick, made the presentation. The death is announced of the Rev. Ellis T. Davies, of Abergele, in his 74th year. He was one of the oldest ministers in North Wales, and the second student at Bala Independent College, from which he was ordained in 1847. For many years he was secre- tary of the Congregational Union for the counties of Flint and Denbigh, and was a frequent contributor to the Welsh press. In London, the Calvinistic Methodists or Presby- terians of Wales have nine churches, eighteen Sunday schools and branches, nine ministers and preachers, forty-seven deacons, 2.868 communicants, 2,192 Sabbath scholars, and 4,019 adherents, and the total collections for the ministry and other objects amounted to iE5,683 18s lOd during the past year. The present debt on the chapels is iEl6,883 16s 3d, and the value of all the property £ 60,100. The following ministers officiated in the various pulpits on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, on which days their annual meetings in the city were held:—Revs. Thomas Job, T. E. Thomas, W. M. Lewis, W.Lewis, IlhysMorgans, South Wales, and H. Barrow Williams, Robert Jones, Rhos; John Willia2is, W. James. W. Jones, Transfynydd, North Wales. Mr W. Prydderch Willia.ma, B.A., presided at the general church meet- ing. Nzw CALVINISTIC METHODIST CHAPEL AT NORTHOP HALL.—On Easter Monday the foundation-stones of a new Calvinistic Methodist chapel were laid at Northop Hall, in the presence of a large concourse of people. The new chapel will accommodate 250 persons, and the cost will be X600. Mr Walter PaeI, Connah's Quay, is the builder, and the plans have been drawn by Messrs J. H. Danes and Son, Chester. The ceremony was inaugurated by the Rev. John Williams, Chester, and the stones were laid by Messrs G. H. Alletson, Ewloe Wood F. B. Caldwell, Ledsham W. H. Lloyd, and J. Prince, Golftyn. A public tea, to which a. large number sat down, was afterwards held at the Methodist New Connexion Schoolroom, and in the evening there was a public meeting, presided over by Mr F. B. Caldwell, at which addresses were delivered. FLINTSHIRE CALVINISTIC METHODIST I SUNDAY SCHOOL EXAMINATION. The results of the annual examination, held on March 18tli, have just been received by the secretary, Mr E. Hooson, J.P., Rhos. The subject, of examina- tion were Acts of the Apostles, chapters 8 to 14, both inclusive. Prize-winners :-Division I. (open to all ages; maximum ma.ks, 144): Jonathan Williams, Pontycysyllte. 137 marks, 30s E. Humphreys, Rhosesmor, 135 marks. 20s Daniel Hughes. Rhosesmor, 133 marks, 15s; Harriet Jones, Mold, 130 marks, 10s Ann J. Jones, Bronygarth, and Sissie Jones, Trelogaii (bracketed), 126 marks, 5s. Division II. (under twenty-one yc-irs of age; maximum marks, 132): Edward Powell, Rhosesiior, and W. H. Barrow Williams, Chester (bracketed), 128 marks, 223 6d Dorothea Hughes, Caergwrle, 126 marks, 15s; C. Emily Hughes, Mold, 125 marks, 10s J. Lloyd Roberts, Ffynnongroew, 124 marks, 5s. Division III. (under seventeen years of age; maximum marks, 132) J. Lewis Davies, Chester, 132 marks, 15s Mabel J. Hancocks, Lianerchymor, and T. J. Price Davies, Chester (bracketed), 130 marks, lis 3d J. D. Hooson, Rhos, and Eliza Roberts, Coed Talon (bracketed), 128 marks, 6s 3d. Division IV. (under thirteen years of age maximum marks, 120) John Davies, Rhosddu, 120 marks, 12s 6d; Edith Lloyd, Rhosesmor, 119 marks, 10s; W. H. Evans, Eivianallt, 118 marks, 7s 6d M. E. Price, Trelogan, 117 marks, 5s Eliza Thomas, Rhosesmor, marks 116. 2s 6d. The first of these exa.mina.tions was held in 1879, when there were 133 candidates. This time the number of candidates was 603. I THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK AND RITUALISTIC PRACTICES. The reply of the Archbishop of York to the memorial sent by a number of resident parishioners of Christ Church, Doncaster, complaining of certain new practices in the church, is as follows Dear Sirs,—After careful investigation, I have now been able to remove the chief causes of offence which called forth your memorial. The shrine, as you have termed it, of the Virgin Ma.ry no longer exists; the statuette (in itself an admissible ornament of the church) has now been removed from the vicinity of the small altar which stood in front of it, so that there is no longer any direct communication between them. I have also required that the couse- era.ted bread and wine shall not be reserved in what has been called the tabernacle upon the altar, and this practice has accordingly been abandoned. In both these cases there was an inevitable tendency to develop very serious and grievous error in doctrine as well as in practice, and you did well to make them matters of complaint. I have to thank you for calling my attention to them. But the other matters of which you complain, although not enjoined or pro- vided for by the direction of the Church, are not strictly contrary to the teaching of the Holy Scrip- tures or the Book of Common Prayer, and I, there- fore, do not think it necessary, whatever my own personal feelings may be. to require their removal. I a.m happy to say that the vicar has loyally yielded to my directions, and I earnestly trust that the matter ma.y now rest. From all I have been able to learn the vicar, along with the assistant clergy, is endeavouring to fulfil the requirements of the Book of Common Prayer more completely than is done in many other churches, and to provide his people from day to day with all the means of grace committed to his stewardship, whatever difference of opinion may exist as to some of the methods employed in those ministrations. I, therefore, venture to hope that in the spirit of true Christian charity you will endeavour to put the most favourable construction on the action of your clergy.—Yours very faithfully, (Signed) "Wl^EEt-M EBOR. I
THE VICARAGE OF MARCHWIEL. The Rev. Enoch Rhys James, B.D., vicar of Llan- gollen, has accepted from the Bishop of St. Asaph the offer of the valuable living of Marchwiel, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Sturkey. Mr James, who is a High Chitrchman, has been vicar of Llan- gollen for twenty-seven years, and is popular among all classes of the community. He has served on ths Local Board for many years, and at the first election under the Local Government Act of 1894, he stood at the top of the poll for the Urban District Council. The Council unanimously elected him chairman, and he subsequently qualified as a magistrate. He lias shown great business capacity during his short but active term of office. It is understood that Mr James will leave Llangollen at the end of June.
NORTH WALES COAL MINERS' I FEDERATION. I I A council meeting of the Federation waa held at Wrexham on Tuesday. The officials present vrere:- Mr G. Rowley, president; MrR. Jones"vice-president; Mr S. George, treasurer; Mr Edward Hughes, financial secretary and Messrs. loan T. Williams and E. Peters, agents The Fnancial Secretary was ordered to send to each colliery the amount of arrears of levies due to the Federation, and press upon them t > send the amount in as early as possible. The llafod Colliery workmen were exempted from paying the last three levies on account of their having beea stopped work in consequence of the recent fire. It was decided that an informal meeting between the employers and the representatives of the men be arranged to take into consideration the formation of a Conciliation Board for North Wales. A resolution was passed expressing an opinion that the New Flint Colliery employers, as one of the parties who con- sented to the agreement of the Conciliation Board, had not actcd honourably in their effort to reduce the wages of the men to the extent of 30 per cent., and it was ordered that a circular be issued to the workmen employed at all the collieries in the Federation setting forth the circum- stances of the case, and urging upon them to support the Flint men. A resolution was received from the Hafod woikmen, returning sincere thanks t,, -11 workmen and others who supported them during tile stoppage caused by the fire.
FFRWD. I TEA MEETING.—At the Primitive Methodist Chapel, the annual tea took place on Good Friday, and was attended by a large number of scholars and friends. The following presided at the tables-Miss Edwards, Windy Hill Farm Miss Dora Roberts, Miss M. A. Evans, Windy Hill Misses Hannah and Zillah Wil- liams, Plas Main Farm Miss Cotterill, Mr and Mrs Thos. Evans, Mrs Wm. Evans, Edward Matthias, Thos. 'Airs W. Roberts. After tea & procession WM formed and marched through the neighbourhood, marshalled by Mr Edward Roberts. Games were played in the evening. The Rev. J. Mitchell, circuit minister, presided. The following programme was gone through :—Hymn 407, The Choir recitations— Do Justly," Miss Lottie Jones A little girl that could not say please," Miss Jane Jones Good Night," Maria Roberts Jemmy's Sermon," Alice Pomford; First Psalm, Oswell Evans A Worker's Song of Praise." John Evans; I must not Tease Mother," Jessie Roberts Common Things," Elizabeth Edwards Hvmn 245, Choir recitations- Why did He die," RanFL Evans Moses in the Bullrushes," Elizabeth Jones The girls that are wanted," Sarah E. Roberts The Wreck of the Hesperus," Edith Roberts "The Mother's Prayer," Hannah Williams Sarah E. Pomford The Brave Shepherd," Henry Griffiths Little Mary," Dora Roberts. Recitations were nlso given bv Misses Martha Williams, Ann E. Wynne, Jessie'Griffiths, Joseph Meredith, Arthur Meredith, Ernest Jones. Mr Thomas Cotterill, superintendent, presented the annual report as to the verses :-Bible class-Edward Matthias, 13,104; Miss Cotterill's class, 8,716; Miss Williams' class, 6,541 Edward Roberts' class, 5,049; Miss M. Evans and H. Williams' class, 2,076; Levi Cotterill's class, 3,747 teachers, 398 total, 38,931.
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I Coalowners and Miners. I THE COAL MINES REGULATION BILL. The Home Secretary's Coal Mines Regmlation Bill was issued on Saturday. The first clause has refer- ence to the giving notice by an inspector of a mine being in a dangerous condition-that is, fiery or dry and dusty-and the second clause enacts that a coal mines board of three persons shall be formed, to whom the owner or manager may appeal against the notification of danger by the inspector. The chair- man of the Board must not be a mine owner, or a miners' agent, or employed in or about a mine one member shall be an owner or manager of the mine, and the third shall be a man employed in or about a mine, but is not or has not been an owner ormanager. Each member of the Board shall be entitled to such remuneration as the Treasury may direct, and this remuneration is to be provided by Parliament, and witnesses (who are to be examined on oath) are also to be allowed expenses. Under clause 6 a shot shall not be fired in a dangerous mine unless all the work- men are for the time being out of the mine, except those firing the shot, and others necessarily present, the number not to exceed ten persons. An explosive shall not be used in any mine unless it is of a kind certified by a Secretary of State as fit to be used in a mine of that class.
IST V.B.R.W.P. I The following regimental order has been issued The commanding officer having received through Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Hall, lately command- ing North Western District, an expression of apprecia- tion of the numbers in which the old officers and men of the batttilion paraded at Chester on March 20th for the distribution of the long-service medal, and also of their steadiness and smartness on parade, he wishes to express his thanks to those who attended the parade for upholding and adding to the character I of the batt-llion for soldierly qualities." Musketry returns :-Report of the result of the musketry training for the year 1894: 1st V.B.R.W.F.—Figure of merit, 182.89 individual firing; 63.39 field practice. Remarks of officer commanding district:—" Condi- tion very satisfactory; shooting very good, and shows great improvement." The battalion stands 75th on the list in figure of merit. F COKPANT V.B.R.W.F. (GWERSYLLT.)—This Com- pany will begin its annual drills on Tuesday next, April 23rd, at 7 p.m., and not as previously announced. Parade drill order. By order, signed, W. Penn Dennia, captain.
2D V.B.R.W.F. 1 Figure of merit, 175.67 individual firing; 66.39 field practice. Remarks Very satisfactory; a, great improvement." This battalion stands 97th OH the list. The battalion taking the highest pla.ce for shooting is the 2nd V.B. King's Own Scottish Borderers, their record being 247.55 and 51.93.
-110. NORTH WALES CALYINISTIC METHODIST ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETINGS AT I LLANGOLLEN. The quarterly meetings of the North Wales Cal- vinistic Methodist Association was opened on Tues- day at Llangollen, and a large number of delegates and ministers assembled. The first meeting began at two. and was held in the Rehobeth Chapel. The Rev. John Roberts, Taihen, presided, and the follow- ing were among ministers and ielegates present :— The Rev. D. Rowlands, M.A., Bangor* Principal Edwards. Bala T. Owen, Portmadoc William Jamea, M.A.. Manchester T. Roberts, Bethesda and T. J. Wheldon, B.A., Bangor, ex-moderators H. Barrow Williams, Llandudno Evan Davies, Tre- friw; S. T. Jones, Rhyl; E. Stephens, Rhuddlan R. E. Morris, M.A., Wrexham Robert Davies, Green- field, Holywell J. Howel Hughes, Bala J. H. Symond, Towyn; J. O. Thomas, M.A., Aberdovey; Elias Jones, Newtown James Jones, Llanbryn- mair Owen Jones, B.A., Llansantffraid O. Lloyd Owen, Llanwyddelan T. Sidney Morris, Coed- way R. Jones, Oswestry W. O. Williams, Rossett; O. J. Owen, Rock Ferry E. J. Williams, Llan- drillo Evan Jones, Carnftrvon D. O'Brien Owen, Carnarvon; O. Baldwyn Jones, Hanley E. Parry, Newtown; E. Jerman, Joseph Evans, Denbigh John Venmore Williams, Llinrhvddlod John Owen, Pa.rk. Llanerchymedd W. Elias Williams, Penygroes, Carnarvon W. R. Jones, Carnarvon; ( Francis Jones, Abergele; Robert Davies, Greenfield, f Holywell; D. Ward Williams, Moss J. P. Davies, Chester Williams, Summerhill W. Foulkes, Llan- gollen; William Thomas, Pwllheli; and Lewis Ellis, Rhyl; Messrs E. Davies, Plasdinam, Llandinam R. Rowland, Portmadoc Michael Thomas, Bryneglwys, Corwen T. Jones, Llanuwchllyn Edward Jones, Plaesacre, Bala J. Rowlands, Machynlleth William Ashton, Llanidloes R. Gittins, Neuadlwydd, Tregynon J. Owen, Kingsland School, Shrewsbury T. Gittins, Wern, Pool Quay; Robert Owen, Bryn-yr- Owen, Wrexham Owen Williams, Glanclwyd, Amlwch; John Hughes, Llanrug; John Parry, Llanddogel, Llanrwst; David Jones, Llandudno; j. Jonea, Denbigh Enoch Evans, Gyffyliocr; E. Hughes, Lianerchymor Andreas Roberts, Blaenau Festiniog: R. G. Williams, Dolgelley; William Roberts. Breeze Hill, Bootle; with the Rev. John Owen, Mold, secretary. The report of the Committee of the Association was received, which included recomwiendations to the Association to pass resolutions on the Armenian Atrocities and the Local Veto Bill, and that atten- tion should be called to the Rev. William James's handbook on the Pastoral Epistles.—It was decided that tho Rev. W. Thomas, Pwllheli, and Mr R. Rowlands should represent the Association at the annual meeting of the North Wales Congregational Union.—It wail reported that the next meetings of the Association would be held at Dolgelley, on June 19th, 20th, and 21st.-The Churches at Bangor asked to have their annual ordination at their asso- ciation, but the Churches at Dolgelley having already made their arrangements, and the Congregational Union having consented to postpone their meeting for that purpose, it was agreed that the ordination should take place at Dolgelley. The following names were submitted for ordination:—Arfon, Mr J. E. Hughes, B.A., Siloh, Carnarvon Vale of Conwav, Mr R. Roberts, Llanrwst; Vale of Clwvd, Mr W. Morris Jones, Dyserth; Messrs R. H. Thomas, Ffynnon- groew, and J. Idloes Edwards, Buckley; East Merioneth, Messrs John Jones, Gro, D. James, Llan- gwm, Thomas Jones, Llidiardau, and T. P. Jones. Park; West Merioneth, Messrs R. M. Jones, Pennal, Owen Jones, Abergynolwyn, and Moses Roberts, Bontddu; Liverpool. Messrs J. Lewis, Middles- borough, and W. H. Humphreys, Stockton London, Mr Robert Parry; and Salop and Montcomeryshire Prsabytery, Mr T. Sidney Morris, Coedway.—In accorl?anee with a. resntation ?rom the East Meri- onethshire Monthly Meeting, it was decided on the motion of the Rev. T. J. Wheldon, to express the thanks of the Association to Mr Hugh Walter Davies, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Miss Mary Eliza- beth Davies, Oringham, Ifor the hn.ndsome gift of a. plot of ground for the erection of a manse at Gwyddelwern. The Secretary read a number of messages from the Monthly Meetings with regard to the proposed new rules of the English Causes Fund. The Messages of the Monthly Meetings showed that at present there was no unanimity of feeling on the matter. The Rev. Lewis Ellis, secretary to the English Causes Fund, reported that the Committee wished the Association to consider a plan for uniting the English Causes Fund with other funds of the Connexion, and that the com- mittee having given some consideration to the sliding scale proposed, came to the conclusion that it would swell the expenditure, and that it would be best to leave the question until a more suitable time.—The discussion of the proposal of the Arfon Monthly Meeting to unite the English Causes Fund with the other funds was, on the motion of Mr R. Rowland, referred to a committee to be appointed by the Com- mittees of the Weak Causes Home Mission of the English Causes.—The Rev. Lewis Ellis, secretary of the English Causes Committee, read the report of the committee. The report recommended that the Rev. E. Jerman, late of Wrexham, and now of Breeze Hill, Liverpool, should be appointed secretary to the fund, and this was adopted.—The Rev. Lewis Ellis thanked the Association in warm terms for the trust they had reposed in him. and for the invariable sup- port they had given him.—On the motion of Mr wheldon, the report was adopted.—The Secretary reported that the Rev. Eliag Jones, Newtown; Messrs E. Griffith, Dolgelley and William Jones, Birming- ham, were nominated members of the Balit College Committee for their respective Monthly Meetings, and the namea were adopted.—The Rev. Josiah Jones, Flint, was appointed director of the English Causes Committee for the next few years.-A mes- sage from the Salop and Montgomery Presbytery recommending that the Bala scholarship examina- tion should be held in June or July, was referred to the College Committee.—The Arfon Monthly Meeting asked permission to send six representatives to the quarterly Association, in addition to ex- officio members of the Association.—Mr R. 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Wrexham and Newtown met in the final of the Welsh Cnp competition, at Welshpool, on Monday, and Newtown won by three goals to two. This is the second occasion upon which Newtown have won the cup, the first time being in 1879, when Wrexham were rather unexpectedly defeated by two goals to one. History repeated itself on the present occasion, with the exception, however, that a very close game was expected. The ground at Welshpool had been got into good condition, and the day was gloriously fine. Indeed, players and spectators would have been more com- fortable if the heat ha.d been somewhat less than it was. The Gate" was a record one, the amount taken being about JE140. Under two hundred and fifty spectators travelled with the special train from Wrexham, so that it will be seen the great majority of the on-lookers were from Newtown and neighbour- hood. Newtown played with their faces to the sun for the first forty-five minutes, and were the first to be daxgerous. Then the Wrexham men began to find their feet and scored. They still kept up the pressure, but from a bad goal kick Newtown were able to equalise, somewhat luckily. Wrexham scored again, and then an unfortunate incident occurred. Just- before half-time, Lea sent a long shot into the Newtown goal, and in the scrimmage which followed the Newtown goalkeeper deliberately kicked Harri- son. He was ordered off the field by the referee, and Newtown thus played the remainder of the game with ten men. The incident recalls to one's mind a similar one which occurred when Glossop and Wrexham played in the English Cup earlier in the season, and Wrex- ham were beaten on that occasion. We think that Wrexham lost rather than gained bv Goodwin being sent off. In the second half the Wrexham forwards were being continually pulled up for being off-side." In fact, the referee seemed to have got so accustomed to blowing his whistle when the Wrexham men were off-side that he did so when they were not. Wrexham led at half-time by two goals to one, but about ten minutes after crossing over the score was again equalised. Then Newtown took the lead for the first time in the game, and nothing further being scored, Newtown won by three goals to two. On the day's play, the better team won. The Newtown men played as if they could not be beaten, and kept at it from start to finish. To an impartial onlooker, however, it was clear .that the Wrexham men showed better football all round, and had they been to the slightest extent favoured by fortune at the opening of the second half, we fancy thev would have won pretty comfortably. Harper played a safe game at back, and Worthen and Chapman were prominent amongst the half- backs, but the latter played a very rough game. Mytton did not do much during the first half, but in the second, after Lea. had been hurt, he played brilliantly, and won the game for his side, both goals coming from runs made by him. A. W. Pryce-Jones also played well, but the other forwards did not greatly distinguish themselves. On the Wrexham side. Ball did some clever work. and could not be blamed for any of the goals scored against him. Ellis and Samuels played well the first half, but fell off somewhat in the second. The halves played a fine game up to half-time. Shortly after re-starting, howeve-, Lea. was badly hurt, and was practically no use afterwards. Harrison was brought to centre-half, and the taam seemed to be thoroughly disorganised. Harrison and Lewis were the best of the forwards. T. Owen did not plav up to form at all, and it would have been better if Trainer had not been played. Before leaving the match, we feel bound to refer to. the conduct of the spectators, which was disgraceful. The crowd was certainly the worst behaved we have ever seen at a football match, and there would have been a scene if Wrexham had won. The Welsh Cup has now been won five times by the Druids, five times by Chirk, three times by Wrexham, twice by Newtown, and once by Oswestry, Bangor, and Shrewsbury Town. Druids and Flint re-play their semi-final in the Charity Cup competition at Wrexham on Monday night, the kick off being at a quarter to six. Wrexham play their last match in the Welsh League at Caergwrle, on Monday. The record of the Wrexham Club for this season is:-35 matches played, 25 won, 7 lost, 3 drawn; 136 goals scored, against 52. The Charity Cup semi-final on Saturday produced a good game, and some curious decision by the referee. In the first half Mr Gough appeared to give the Druids a goal, but after a protest by the Flint members, reversed his decision and gave a goal kick. Then the goal given to the Druids was clearly off- side.
LLANDUDNO SWIFTS V. TRANMERE ROVERS.—Played at Llandudno on Saturday. The Swifts led at the interval by three goals to nil, and finally won by seven to nil. WEDNESDAY CHARITY CUP.—Wrockwardine Wood and Wolverhampton Presbyterians played in the final of this Cup Competition at Wellington on Saturday, when each team scored once, and they will consequently have to meet again, GREAT WESTER-, RAILWAY SERVANTS V. DR. L. ROBERTS'B TEAM.—A match in aid of the Great Western Railway Widows and Orphans' Fund was played on Wynnstav Park on Good Friday afternoon, and ended in a win for the doctor's team by seven goals to three. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS T. EYERTON COMBINATION.,— Played at Llandudno on Monday before a large crowd. The Swifts scored soon after the start, and led at the interval by one goal to nil. The home team again scored, and Everton got one from a corner. The Swifts thus won by two goals to one. COMPETITION AT MOLD.-Tlie third annual football competition took place at Mold on Monday, and attracted a large number ef spectators. Nine teams competed, two sets of silver medals being offered to the members of the two winning teams. The medals were awarded to Westminster Rovers and Mold Red Stars. DR. LAWTON ROBERTS'S TEAM V. ROYAL WELSH FUSILIEBS.—Some few months ago a youth named Wright, a member of the doctor's team was injured whilst playing in a match, and on Saturday a match for the benefit of the injured player took place on Wynnstay Park. The match was unfortunately marred by a serious accident to the captain of the home team, John Roberts, the son of Dr. Lawton Roberts, who had his arm broken. The home team won by one goal to nil. DRUIDS T, LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN, BIRKEN- rmAD.-The return match between these teams was Elayed on Good Friday morning, on Wynnstay Park, before a large gate. The Druids were beaten at Birkenhead by five goals to two, but on this occasion they won by two goals to one. The teams were :— Druids E. Thomas, goal C. Thomas and J. Valentine, backs D. Evans, G. O. Postle, and G. Owen, half-backs; James Vaughan, Butler, T. Davies, James Davies and E. Vaughan, forwards. Birkenhead London and North-Western Dickens, goal; Finney and Clarke, backs; J. Robson, R. Robson, and S. Lindop, half-backr. J. R. Jones, W. Moore, Spencer, McKinley, and W. Davies, forwards.
WELSH C U P. I FINAL TIE. I WREXHAM v. NEWTOWN. The final tie in the Wales and Border Counties Association Football Cup competition, was played at Welshpool on Monday, the finalists being Wrexham and Newtown. The weather was gloriously fine, and there were about 5,000 spectators. The ground looked in first class condition, and a fast game was looked forward to. Both clubs were represented by their best teams. Newtown won the toss and Trainer started for Wrexham. Harper returned and A. W. Pryce-Jones worked the ball behind. A free kick for Newtown near the Wrexham goal was then taken by Chapman, who put the ball high over the bar. Newtown were having the best of matters from another free kick, Ball was called upon to save. Harrison made a fine run, but finished up by kicking behind. A corner for Newtown was taken by Parry, and was cleared. Another corner followed, but that was also got away. A free kick for Wrexham in mid field was well placed, and Harrison rushed the ball through, scoring the first goal for Wrexham, about five minutes after the start. Directly after re-starting, Wrexham nearly scored again from a free kick. B. Lewis made a fine burst, and his final shot was well kept out by Good- win. A corner for Wrexham, after good passing by Harrison and Davies, was well placed and a score nearly followed, the ball eventually finding its way behind. At the other end Pairy had a good chance, but kicked behind. The the ball was weakly kicked off from goal, and A. W. Pryce-J ones securing he sent across to his brother, who had little difficulty in equalising the score, amidst great cheering. A corner forWrexham was badly placed and the danger was averted, but directly afterwards a free kick was awarded Wrexham near the Newtown goal. Lea took the kick and placed the ball beautifully. The leather bobbed about in front of goal, and eventually Harper put the ball through his own goal, scoring the second goal for Wrexham. A free kick for Newtown in midfield was followed by a similar advantage for Wrexham. T. Owen was prominent with a fine shot, the ball passing a little wide of the posts. A corner for Wrexham was not improved upon, and Mytton rushed away to the other end. Ball kicked away a long shot, and then hit away one from Worthen. Parry was well placed, when the whistle went for off-side." Trainer and his right wing put in some neat passing, Harrison finishing up the movement by kicking over the bar. The game was now slow, and both sides seemed to feel the effects of the heat. Newtown had a fine chance of scoring, but A. W. Pryce-Jones was wide of the mark. Lea sent a long shot into the Newtown goal. Goodwin was charged and he kicked Harrison. The referee stopped the game, and eventually ordered Goodwin off the field, his decision being received with loud hoots and yells. Townshend went into goal. The Wrexham forwards passed well, and Lewis shot wide. Wrex- ham pressed severely. A. W. Pryce Jcr.'s made a bb .?, for :re.. who came down heaTHy, and the game had to be suspended for some time. The interval was directly afterwards signalled with the score Wrexham two goals, Newtown one. After a long rest Mytton restarted for Newtown, who now played with the sun at their backs. The opening play was in midfield. Wrexham then started to press, but rarely got really dangerous, the forwards being pulled up time after time for off- side." Trainer shot wide, and at the other side Chapman was similarly erratic. Mytton made a dashing run and sent in a fine shot. Samuels met and headed over the bar. The corner was well placed, and a scrimmage in the Wrexham goal followed. The ball was rushed into the net, and the score was thus eqnalised amidst great cheering. On re-starting Wrexham again began to press. They were, however, unable to score, and Mytton broke away with a dashing run. Beeston, however, finally stopped him. JJirectly afterwards, however, Mytton was again seen making for the Wrexham goal at a great pace. He finally passed to W. E. Pryce-Jones, who shot, and Ball made a fine save. Townshend hit away a long shot, and Mytton, who was playing brilliantly, was again on the warpath. He eventually sent the ball to W. E. Pryce-Jones, who put New- town ahead, the ball striking the crossbar and going through. A corner for Wrexham was got awr1,y by W. E. Pryce-Jones, who was pulled up by Beeston. A corner fell to Newtown after a run by Mytton, but that was cleared, and then the Wrex- ham forwards were several times stopped by the whistle going for off-side," twice when it certainly seemed that the decision was a wrong int. A corner for Wrexham was placed behind by Lewis, r.nd then Harrison nearly equalised with a fine shot, Townshend iust saving. Mytton then took tho ball practically the whole length of the field and passed in front of goal to W. E. Pryce Jones, but he failed with the goal at his mercy, and Davies took the ball to the opposite end. The play for the remainder of the game was in the Newtown quarters, but Wrex- ham failed to score, and the final result was: Newtown, three goals; Wrexham, two. The following were the teams :—Newtown: Good- win, goal; Townshend and Harper, backs; Tucker, Chapman, and Worthen, half-backs; W. E. Prvce Jones and E. Morgan, right wing Parry and A. W. Pryce Jones, left wing; H. F. Mytton, centre. Wrex- ham: Bali, goal; Samuels and Ellis, backs; Hayes, Lea, and Beeston, half-backs; Lewis and Owen. right wing; Davies and Harrison, left wing; Trainer, centre. Linesmen, Messrs Edwards, Aberystwyth, and Cotton, Rhostyllen. Referee, Mr Brodio, Wolverhampton. At the conclusion of the game there was a scene of tremendous enthusiasm, and a large crowd gathered round the press stand on which the coveted cup temporarily rested. There was a great crush, and when Major Clayton, president of the Welsh Association, stepped forward to present the cup he was received with hearty cheers. As president, he said it was a pleasure and an honour to present the Winning team with the trophy, although it would be unbecoming of him to say anything as to the merits of the game. Whatever the decisions of the referee had been, he was pleased to know that each player loyally carried them out. (Cheers.) He congratulated the referee, the linesmen, and all who had taken part in the day's match. (Loud cheers.) The cup was then handed to Mr W. E. Pry co- Jones, the popular captain of the Newtown team, and when the cheers subsided he returned thanks to Major Clayton. He thought everyone would admit that on the day's play and with ten men the better team had wen. (Loud and prolonged cheers.) He thanked the Welshpool people for their hearty support and for their welcome, and expressed a hope that wc.s not the last time the Welsh final would be played at Welshpool. (Loud cheers.) When the Newtown team arrived home they were accorded a splendid reception.
THE WELSH LEAGUE. I Goals. P. W. L. D. For Aglt. Pts. Wrexham 15 12. 1 2 75 20 26 Westminster Rovers. 15 8 3 4 45 27 20 Druids 14 6. 4. 4 48 31 16 Chirk. 12 6. 2. 4 37 19 16 Hrymbo 12. 5. 2. 5 50 18 15 Khostyllen 13 4. 8. 1 32. 53. 9 Atold fte(I Starq 13 3. 9. I 21 56. 7 Caergwrle Wanderers 9. 2. 6 I 20 55. 5 Rhos 12. 0 I 1 12 62 1 WKEXHAM Y. MOLD RED STARS.—At Mold, (n Saturday, Wrexham winning by six goals to nil. BIIYMBO INSTITUTE v. RHOS.—Played at Brymbo, on Good Friday, the game ending in a draw of three goals each.
THE WELSH JUNIOR CHALLENGE CUP. FINAL TIE. CAERGWRLE WANDERERS v. BANGOR RESERVE.— This tie was played at Flint, on Saturday. Bangor I showed up well at the start, and put the ball through their opponents' goal, but the point was not allowed. The Wanderers then pressed, but at half-time nothing had been scored. After changing ends, the Wanderers scored. A united and gallant effort by the Bangor players equalised the score, but the Wanderers scored again just before the finish, and thus won by two goals to one.—The cup was presented after the match to Mr Jones, captain of the Caergwrle team, by Mr E. J. Hughes, of Flint.
SOAMES'S CHARITY CUP. i TIE. SIMI-FINAL TIE. DRUIDS (HOLDERS) V. ±LINT.—This tie was played on Wrexham Racecourse, on Saturday. The ground was in grand condition, and the game was very fast and exciting throughout. During the first half neither side scored, but ten minutes after ch" interval George Roberts obtained a goal for the Druids. A corner in favour of each team proved fruitless, but a second comer coucecied to Flint was converted into a goal, and the score equalised amid considerable excitement. Other corners followed, but nothing further was scored, and the game ended in a draw of one goal each.—The following were the teams :— Druids: E. Thomas, goal; C. Thomas and Postle, backs; G. Owen, A. Powell, and D. Evans, half- backs; Vaughan, Butler, T. Davies. J. Davies, and G. Roberts, forwards. Flint: R. Jones, goal; E. Roberts and J. Jones, backs; G. Oare, S. Deane, and J. Price, half-backs; W. Jackson, W. Evans, Singleton, Woods, and G. Barnes, forwards. Referee, Mr R. T. Gough, Oswestry.
SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE. Eight of the clubs forming this League were en- gaged on Saturday, and as the competition nears its close, the interest taken in the doings of the leading clubs increases. There is very little doubt, however, that St. George's will maintain their position at the head of the table, although hard pressed by Oswestry United. Newtown beat Wellington Town at New- town, by two goals to nil, and Hereford beat Shrews- bury at Hereford, by a similar score. Whitchurch visited Oswestry, and the United won by four goals to one. Ironbridge beat Newport by three goals to two at Newport. Results up to date Goals P. W. L. D. For Agst. rts. St. George's. 15 11 1 3 39 15 25 Oswestry United 17 10. 3. 4 52 24 24 Newtown 17 8 7 2 42 35 18 Hereford 17. 5. 5. 7 33 24 17 Shrewsbury Town 14 7 5 2 33 23 16 Wrockwardine Wood 14 5 5 4 23 2S 14 Ironbridge 15 • 8. 1 33 39 13 Whitchurch 14. 3. 7. 4 23 32 10 Newport Town 17 3 11 3 18 48 9 Wellington.Town 13 3 8 2 27 53 8.
SHROPSHIRE SENIOR CHALLENGE I CUP. FINAL TIE. 1 OSWESTRY UNITED v. NEWPORT. This match was played at Wellington, on Monday, before a large attendance. At half-time, Newport led by two goals to nil. Newport scored again soon after crossing over, and finally won by three goals to nil. The Winners thoroughly deserved their victory, and certainly out-played their opponents. The following were the teamsOswestry United: Goal, E. Edwards; backs, J. Edwards and A. Grainger (captain) half-backs, A. England, R. A. Benbow, an d W. Fttulks; riaht wing, R. Ptrry and J. Pierce left Wing, A. Watkin and N. Jones centre, L. left "'ing, Newport: Goal, Macklin; backs, Jones and Bennion half-backs, Smart, Ward, and Amos right wing. Hartley and Simmell; left wing, Small- man and Haldearn centre, Keeley.
THE SEASON 1895-6. I INTERNATIONAL MATCHES. February 29th, 1896—Wales v. Ireland, in Wales. March 16th, 1896—Wales v. Fngland, in Wales. March 21st, 1896-Wales v. Scotland, in Scotland. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. January 18th. 1896-North v. South. February 17th, 1896-International Trial Match. WELSH SENIOR CUP. October 19th, 1895—First round. November 16th, 1895-Secoiid round. December 7th, 1895-Third round. January 11th, 1896-Fourth round.. February 8th, 1896-Senii-final. March 14th, 1996-Semi-fliial. April 6th, 1896-Final tie. WELSH JTJXIOH CUP. November 23rd, 1895—First round. December 14th, 18S5—Second round. January 4th, 1896—Third round. January 25th, 1896—Fourth round. March 7th, 1896-Senii- finals. April 11th, 18S6-Final tie. SOAMES' DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE CHAIILTY CUP. December 21st, 1895—First round. February 1st. 1896—Second round. February 15th, 1896-Tliird round. March 28th, 1896-Seini-finalv. April 18th, 1896-Final tie.
ST. ASAPH FOOTBALL COMPETITION. This annual event, which is yearly increasing in I importance, attr8A. ed close upon 4,000 people to St. Asaph on Monda Glorious weather prevailed. Play commenced at nine o'clock in the morning and continued without interruption until eight o'clock in the evening. The following were the results :— Senior Competition (first round) Castle Blue Reserves not putting in an appearance Aintree Church had a walk over. St. Asaph Athlete beat Denbigh Olympic. Crewe Carriage Works a bye. Semi-final: Aintree Church beat Crewe Carriage Works. Final: AinLree Church beat St. Asaph Athlete. Junior Competition (firgt round): Rhyl Swifts beat Rhuddlan Juniors, Rhyl Casnal-z beat St Asaph True Blues. Rhnddlan Celtic bea.t Denbigh Y.q G., Denbigh Swifts beat Denbigh North End, Y.M. GW., hite Stars be?t Rhyl Boys' Brigade, Wrexham Reds bent Rhyl Amateurs, Erddig Albion beat Ruthin Swifts, Brymbo St. Mary's beat Ruthin Thieves. St. Asaph Juniors beat Moreton Victoria.. Crewe Victoria beat Rhyl Juniors. Frith Albion beat Crewe Druids, Denbigh Beys' beat Tranmere Swifts, Denbigh Guild beat Liverpool North End, Walton' beat Carnarvon Rangers. Second round Rhuddlan Celtic beat Tranmere Swifts, Wrexham Reds beat St. Asaph Juniors, Denbigh Guild beat Rhyl Caeuals, Crewe Juniors beat Walton, Brymbo St. Mary's beat Erddig Albion, Bennett's Boys (Crewel beat Rhyl White Stare, Frith Albion beat Denbigh Swifts, Rhyl Swifts beat Crewe Victoria. Third round: Wrexham Reds beat Frith Albion, Bennett's Boys beat Brymbo St. Mary's, Rhyl Swifts beat Denbigh Guild, Crewe Juniors befit Rhuddlan. Semi-final: Bennett's Boys beat Wrexham Reds, Crewe Juniors beat Rhyl Juniors. The final was not played, Bennett's Boys by arrangement taking the gold medals and the Crewe Juniors the silver medals.
Racing Notes. Racing s_. THE CITY AND SUBURBAN. Speculation upon this great event, to be decided on Wednesday next, is now assuming something like shape, and it looks almost as though' the weight of metal was going on Filepa similarly to what she carried in the Cesarewitch, and there is little doubt, as her owner has publicly stated, these who back her will have & grand run for their money. Kirkounel has been looked upon for some time as a doubtful starter, but seeing the tremendous form the stable is in, and the amount of money which has gone on the son of Royal Hampton, it is, I hncy, all plain sailing now, and the commissions have been worked. append below a list of PROBABLE STARTERS AND JOCKEYS. Mr F. Alexander's b h Son of a Gun, by Iletroiiel-Ithona 5 9 0 —— Lord Ellesmere's ch f Nonp the Wiser, by Wisdom—Corrie Rr>y. 4 8 12 J. ,ratts aM. Max Lebaudy's b h Tnndera- gee, by liorgan-Balornock 5 8 11 Calder Mr J. H. Houldsworth's bl h Bushey Park, by Hampton-Sun- shine 6 8 9 F, Pratt Mr T. Cannon's b c Reminder, by Melanion—Postscript 4 8 9 M. Cannon Lord Durham's b c Son o' Mine, by Isonomy—Alibech 4 8 7 Rickaby Mr Jas. Best's ch h Worcester, by Saraband—Eleffance 5 8 7 —— Colonel North's br c Clwyù, by Beauelere-Strathbrook 4 8 7 —— aSir R. Jardine's ch h Llanthony, by Ormond—Agnes Bentinck 6 8 5 Finlay Mr C. A. Mills's b h Middleham, by Rosebery—Mint Drop (51 box) 6 8 3 G. Brown aMr D. Hollis's b c Xury, by Ter- tius-Polgetti 4 8 0 S. Chandley aM. Euphrumi's b or br m Bro- catelle, by Prologue—Verona 6 8 —— Mr G. Turner's br m Filepa, by Devil to Pay or Jurnmy-Shell Fish 5 7 7 J. Woodhurn Sir J. BlundeII Maple's b c Kirk- connei. bv Royal Hampton- Sweet Sauce 3 7 7 Bradford Sweet Saii?e ?*]?i?c rion, by .Afr A. D. Coellrane's Hampton—Pompeia 5 7 5 AIIscpp Sir W. Throckmorton '9 ch c Arcano, by Mask-Annette. 4 7 5 E. Hunt Mr H. McCalmont's b f Irish Car, by Crafton-Pride of Kil- dare 4 7 5 T. Loates aMr W. Taylor-Sharpe's ch f Ella Tweed, by Salisbury-Galop 3 7 2 H. Toon Colonel North's ch c Sancho Paiiza by Knight of Malta-Itinerazit 4 7 0 K Cannon Mr A. Taylor's ch c Bard of Avon, by Exile II.—Avonwick 4 7 0 Mr C. D. Rose's b e Mogul, by Gul- liver—Monotony 3 6 11 F. Vfooi Sir W. I'Anson's b c Lottie's Dude, by Florentine—Charlote 3 6 11 Fawdou M. R. Lebaudy's b c Newsmonger, by Saraband—Scandal 3 6 11 G. Joyce (a) Doubtful Starters. If it is supposed Fred Webb will have the leg on Sun of a Gun the Petronel horse will be brought along with as fine judgment and consummate skill as anything in the race, and nailing horse that he is, when he likes, he will, if on his best behaviour. take & great deal of beating, for ht is a grand stayer to boot. He certainly failed last cclunin several times, and this inclines me to look upon him with a certain degree of suspicion. I must, however, not be over confident of picking out the wiuer of the city, as I failed in my selection for the Lincoln, although I remarked in my last article that Euclid would pay for following, and that I would as socn back Sancho Panza as any thing in the race for a. place. The winning of Euclid, and the subsequent running of Sancho Panza has amplv proved my words to have been correct and the information of the very best, but in the race before us next Wednes- day I feel the responsibility of the difficult tank set me as there are several horses thoroughly wound up and undoubtedly spinning." Better to my liking (but I must here confess to a certain amount of prejudice in favour) than Sen of a. Gun is the d ?ll ter of gr, daughter of grand old Corrie Roy to wit None the Wiser and with Jack Watts up \Ie .^hall have every ounce made the best of. Corrie Roy in her dav did me one or two rare turns, ana I am a'.mcst cert-lin to be biased in favour of her daughter. She has been Lacked to win a very iar^e stakw and should she roll home not a few books will have had a good hard knock." She must, thoush, be an unknown quantity. Reminder has class to recommend him of no mean order, and if all ac- counts are true, there will be a big rung on him before flag fall. Money is reported to be very sweet on his chance, although I think jockeys and trainers' tips arc absolutely the worst of nil. The knowing division and sharps are standing Filepa to a man, nnd she surely will run a good mare, and in my opinion very nearly win, but I intend to look else: where. -Arcane has been backtd tn a fashion very suggestive of his well being, and dangerous indeed he should be considered, and I for one, on the da" v. would keep him on the safe side. Of Clwvd I tun not in possession of any information, but if in anything like the form of last year he will !H) among the ruck struggling in the van. I remember at Chester when Tanderage was a two-year-old an enormous rush being made, when in the .winkling of an eye, though in a field of, I think, fourteen runners, from a ten, rine, and eight to one chance he came to even money before, AS GTIS Elen would say, 'E know where 'E tne," and finished, I think, Eecond. It is sail, however. Tanderagee is being reserved for the Jubilee, an1 i 7 so, of course, will not run in the race under no>e, but I warn my readers there is a great race or two in the son of Morgan and Baloruack. Why cannot Bushey Park win I have been asking myself ? Sst. 91b. for a six-year-old of his stamp, and with his per- formances does not look to me an impossible impost by long chalks, and Worcester at Sit. 71b., although running a bit ordinary the other day, is de- cidedly not out of it. Middleham since his recent win has been well backed, but I t-annot fancy him, though recent form is never to be despised Egerton, a five- ear-olcl, at 7st. 51b., with that grand handicap jockey, Allscpp, will command plenty of followers between now and Wednesday next, ani it is certain he is net over- weighted, but I am afraid to trus: him as I think him a bit of a rogue. Irish Car has-ollie form to commend him to the attention of punters, and Mitli Tommy Loates for his pilot, will not be wanting in jockey- ship. Coming down the list, please note one in rare form, I mean Sancho Panza. with only 7st. to carry, and piloted by yonng Kempton. The backers, win and place, of this gcod and honest four-year-old, cannot cio better than this, though I am afraid of one I have not yet mentioned, and which is going to be my sole tip for the race, ar.d that is LOTTIE S DUDE, who performed at Lincoln, considering his condition and the pain he was in, in a really wonder- ful and game manner. Thus I finish my task for the City and Suburban of 1895. giving you LOTTIE'S DUDE .1 SANCHO PANZA .2 FILEPA 3 hoping I shall be able to shake hands with myself next Wednesday afternoon. Before I close, I cannot but mention the pleasure it has been to me to see Yankee Doodle to the fore a.t Newmarket— questionable policy, perhaps, to ride in the "American style," as SiniB did, but all'. well that ends well," and so he has scored a real triumph. I fancy Tommy Loates and Morny Cannon will teach, him a thing or two before the close of the season, 309 it is not always the game to make every post a winning post. Let us, however, congratulate right heartilv the success of the American colours, and let us wish Sims any amount of success in the future. SrORTSMAN.
RUTHIN. ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD. The annual literary and musical Eisteddfod was held at Ruthin Market Hall, speei illy prepared for the purpose, as it is the only building in the town large enough to accommodate the audience, on Easter Monday afternoon and evening. The evening ses- sion, which was the chief one, was very largely attended, and the grer.test interest was taken in the competitions. Tho chairman in the afternoon was Mr L. G. Thomas. and in the evening the Rev. Ambrose Jones (Emrys Ap Iwan). Alder- man Ezra Roberts acted its master of ceremonies (arweinydd), and the following were the adjudi- cators :—Music, Mr D. Hopkin Thomas, Mus. B,,c., Tre,l ?ir literature, the Rev. A. Jones and Mr Daniel Owen, the novelist, of Mold art, Mr Fred. Walmsley. The following are the results of the principal competitions :-Con trll to solo, Miss S. E. Price, Mold; englynion, Robert H. Jones, Llanefydd children's choir prize, won by choir conducted by Mr Edwards, Ruthin tenor solo, Richard Jones, Llnn- armon village choir prize, won by choir from Llany- pandy, conducted by Mr Edward Davies prepared speech on Discrimination," Robert Jones, Bwlch- gwyn soprano solo, Miss Pritehard, Cefn Mawr painted plaque, Miss Cranston, PIZLH female cl-.oir prize, won by the Clwyd-street Choir, Rhyl duct, Robert Edwards, Clocaenog, and Robert Ellis, Derwen short story in Welsh, Thomas Jones, Pwlldu, Llanelidan (an extra prize was given by the adjudicator to Miss A. G. Roberts, fifteen years of age) piano solo, prize divided between Miss A. E. Roberts, Wern Mill, and Edward Roberts, Castle- street, Ruthin bass solo. Thomas Jones. Llan- arnion essay on the prospects of the Welsh nation, R. Ernest Jones, Ruthin and the chief choral com- petition, won by the choir from Llanarmon, conducted by Mr Richard Jones.
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