COUNTY COURT SITTINGS FOR JANUARY. R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, ESQ., JUDGE. Jan. Jan Holywell 5 Denbigh — Ruthin — Wrexham 19 St. Asaph — Llangollen — Rhyl 7 Flint — Bangor 10 Mold 17 Carnarvon 12 Conway — Holyhead 13 Llanrwst — Llangefni —
MR. WATKIN WILLIAMS, M.P., AT HOLT. On iTuesday evening, Mr. Watkin Williams, M P. for the Denbigh boroughs, met his consti- tuent's at Holt. The occasion was celebrated by a tea party, at which nearly every Liberal voter of the district (accompanied by his wife where the constituent was a married man) attended. The tea party was held in the schoolroom attached ,to the establishment of the Rev. E. Powell, Independent minister. A meeting was afterwards held in the same room. The Rev. E. Powell was voted to the chair, Mr Williams occupying the seat of honour between Mesdames Williams and Powell. The CHAIRMAN said he had looked forward to a meeting of that description for some time. Those who were defeated in a battle should meet as soon as possible, but the victors could afford to wait. The more he came into contact with Mr. Williams the more he was convinced of his (Mr. Williams's) clear-headedness and foresight. That gathering showed him that their member observed looming in the distance a measure for the enfranchisment of women. (Laughter.) Mr. WATKIN WILLIA'MS, M.P., then rose amid applause. He deprecated any advocacy of the measure for the enfranchisement of women, although the attendance of the females at that meeting was at his instance. After referring to the work of the past session of Parliament, he proceeded to speak of the work that was to come on during the next session. There was a tyranny exercised upon voters who wished to vote accord- ing to their consciences, even among them, although evictions had not taken place. There was a tyranny worse even than that, equally insufferable, cruel, and vicious. To meet such an evil the ballot had been proposed, and he had been told upon reliable authority that be- fore another election they would have the question of the protection of the ballot for eleetojs settled. (Cheers). The last time he was in Londo n he heard from one he believed to be as reliable authority one could have for such a matter, that vote by ballot would not be opposed by Mr. Disraeli and the Conservative party. The speaker then proceeded to speak of the game laws and the detriment that preserva- tion of game was to tenants. This was more oppressive on the Scotch farmers than they could have a notion of. He hoped and believed that before many sessions the whole present system of game laws would be swept away, and laws in respect to trespass substituted. The speaker then proceeded to speak of Sir John Coleridge's bill, which was brought forward to enable all colleges and the universities of Oxford and Cambrige to be thrown open without dis- tinction of creed. That bill was passed by the Commons and thrown out by the Lords. He (the speaker) said when he heard of it he was glad, because a more sweeping measure would now be passed; and the recent meetings of the heads of the houses of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge showed him that he was right. The speaker then enlarged upon the subject of popular undenominational education as taken in hand by the Birmingham league. In regard to the disestablishment of the church in Wales, he said that he had given notice to bring forward two motions—one ihat it was desirable that the Church Establishment in Wales as such should cease to exist; and another that, having due regard to all private interests, the funds now appropriated to the Establishment should be applied in aid of such a system of universal and national education as he had just before referred to. (Applause.) He conceived that notice of motion, and would carry it out, in no spirit of hostility to the church, but quite the reverse. He was a churchman, and had been brought up as one, but he fully believed that the great Reformation which took place a long time ago was most incomplete in one thing, and that was in leaving the management of religion and the church associated with and in bondage to the state. (Hear, hear.) And his conviction was that if the church in Wales were freed and dis- entangled from the state, and the endowments, which are undoubtedly the property of the nation, appropriated to the nation's use, the old church, which still has life in it, would rise up to a power and spiritual influence which it had not known for centuries. After some further remarks the speaker concluded amid loud ap- plause. Mr. THOMAS C;IALLINOR moved a vote of con- fidence in Mr. Williams. This was seconded by Mr. SAMUEL DALE, and carried unanimously amid acclamation. Alderman JOHN JONES, of Wrexham, moved a vote of thanks to the chairman. Mr. BRADLEY, of the Wrexham Advertiser, seconded the same. The motion being carried, the CHAIRMAN acknow- leged it, it, and proposed three cheers for Mrs. Williams, which were given most heartily. The meeting then sang the National Anthem, Mr. W. M. Powell accompanying upon the pianoforte, and the meeting concluded.
REPRESENTATION OF MERIONETH- SHIRE. -0_ (From the Carnarvon Herald.') The vacancy caused by the death of Mr. D. Williams, in the Representation of Merionethshire is, contrary to general expectation, to be the signal for a contest. As we announced last week, Mr. Holland was unanimously and immediately selected as the Liberal Candidate. The Conser- vatives have been neither so prompt nor so united. Under the auspices of Lieut.-Col. Tottenham, a meeting of their party was convened on Monday last, at Dolgelley, and was very meagrely attended. It would appear they then failed to induce any of the gentlemen who had been named as probable candidates to take the lead in the Forlorn Hope of this Tory Raid—and sent a deputation, headed by Sir Watkin W. Wynn, to Vronwnion, to endeavour to persuade Mr. Williams, the popular Old Squire, to come to their rescue and be their candidate. It is believed, however, that he promptly and firmly declined the doubtful honour -and the deputation had to return to the meeting, which was forthwith adjourned till Wednesday, to enable them to make other attempts. In these they appear to have been equally unsuccessful, and at their meeting on Wednesday they were compelled, in default of anyone else, to accept as their champion the gallant gentleman who had presided at their meetings, and who commanded their attenuated registration brigade. No one but a rash soldier would have ventured on an enterprise in which he is so completely over- matched and no one but a gentleman with the proverbially sanguine temperament of an Irish- man, could suppose that either his nationality or his politics would be acceptable to even a res- pectable minority of the truly Welsh inhabitants of Merionethshire. We believe Col. Tottenham, whom we honour and admire as an upright and kind-hearted private gentleman, is the son of a deceased Irish bishop, and that his brother, like himself an extreme Conservative, represents an Irish constituency. We venture to predict that the Liberal constituency of Merioneth will, by a significant verdict, tell this gentleman that they will not be represented by a landowner from the sister isle, who has nought in common with them in language or convictions: whose mission it would be to oppose Mr. Gladstone in his endea- vour to deal fairly with the Irish people in his Irish Land Bill, and whose Toryism, of the Orange type, will find no sympathy amongst our free, generous, and enlightened countrymen. And who is he fruitlessly opposing? Mr. Holland, for fifty years has resided in the county, and has an enormous stake in it. He is to all intents and purposes a Welshman. He has been brought up from a boy amongst us—speaks our language- sympathises with our national aspirations, and understands and helps our native wants. In the neighbourhood in which he resides the marks of his intelligent and successful efforts for the pro- motion of social and commercial prosperity are everywhere visible. In the building and support of schools, National and British; in the erection of improved dwelling houses for the poorer classes; in the formation and advancement of societies of all descriptions-building clubs, in- surance societies, steam, gas, and local railway companies, Mr. Holland has always been the foremost and most efficient leader and promoter. Himself an employer of 600 workmen, he is intimately acquainted with the just wants and feelings of their class. He is in the truest sense of the words I The Poor Man's Friend,' and his advice and assistance are never asked in vain. He has always shown a deep interest in the question of Temperance, and during the great number of years he has acted as a magistrate for this and the adjoining county he has set his face resolutely, we believe, against the increase of public houses. He has done more thAn any other one man, except the late respected member, for the advance- ment of the Liberal cause in the county, and he had the courage to be an earnest and professed Liberal in years gone by, when it was not so fashionable to side with the people as it is now. This is the gentleman whom the Liberals of Merionethshire have so wisely chosen to be their candidate, and in whose favour Mr. Morgan Lloyd and Mr. Charles Edwards with sound judgment and a patriotic spirit worthy of the cause, resigned their claims. With such a candi- date-with such an opponent—can the Liberals doubt, or the Tories hope, for success ? We have every reason to believe that all the influential landowners connected with the Liberal party have hailed Mr. Holland's appearance with un- mixed satisfaction, and that one at least of the I largest landed proprietors, who is usually on the Conservative side, has expressed his appreciation of Mr. Holland's high personal character and though reserving any promise as to his own vote, has said that he will ENCOURAGE (mark—not allow) his large tenantry to vote in accordance with their own opinions. Though this enlightened gentleman, so far in advance of his class, has stated that he is strongly in favour of the Ballot, which Mr. Holland is prepared to support—we should scarcely want it were his admirable ex- ample generally followed. As to the result of this contest there can be no doubt whatever, and we can only express an earnest hope that the good sense and kind feeling which prompted Mr. W. R. M. Wynne to retire last year, and thus save the constituency the annoyance, expense, and ill-feeling of fighting to the last for a foregone conclusion,' will animate Col. Tottenham and induce him to spare his friends the annoyance of certain defeat, and himself the reputaion, very bad for a soldier, of risking that defeat by giving battle when his adversaries have all the advan- tages of time, position, numbers, and generalship. If he should persist in his ill-advised enterprise, he will very soon see as certain the hopelessness of it, and be driven to address his particular lieutenant in the words of Antonio :— I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano A stage where every man must play a part And mine a sad one.'
PENNILLION. DEUDDEG PENNILL I'R DIWEDDAR MR. DAVID DAVIES, (GWERFYL,) Buddugol yn Nghyfarfod Cystadleuol Behoboth, Llangollen, Nadolig 1869. 0 flwyddyn i flwyddyn, cymmylau o dristweh, Ordoant ffurfafen Rehoboth o hyd Rhyw filwr fan yma, rhyw wyliwr fan acw, A syrthiant, mae Seion yn welw ei phryd. 0 angau anniwall! pa bryd y cei ddigon, Ar boeni Merch Seion drwy anial y Hawr ? Pa hyd ymhyfrydi 'n archolli ei meibion ? Mao 'i galar yn chwerw, mae 'i cholled yn fawr. Ein Gwerfyl a rifir yn mhlith y cwympiedig, Mor wag yw y saile a lanwai mor hir 0 'r golled a gawsom, 0 deimlad briwedig, Am un ydoedd ddidw'yll Israoliad yn wir. Am feithion flynyddau bu 'n ddidwyll a' ffycldlon, Yn ngwinlian ei Arglwydd mor selog bu 'n was A'i gyimvdd yn anilwg, a'i arfau yn loewon, Ai onajid yn acddfed, mewn rhinwedd a gras. Nid ydoedd am wthio i'r prif eisteddleoedd, Ni flinwyd ein Gwerfyl gan Hunan' orioca Un addfwyn, un cywir, a didwyll iawn ydoectci, Yn eyre<111 *i byrth Seion gan wylio ar i uroed. Yll dawel, ond diwyd, yn dO, end gwrol, Y rhododd ei yrfa ysprydol i'r.pan; A phan yn j^madael a'r baball ddaearol, Ca'dd wonau ei Geidwad heb gwmmwl 11a lien. 0 'r dyrnod i'r fsgol Sabbothol fu 'i golli, Y dyrnod a deiinlir drwJ 'r ysgol yn ddwys: y 1 11 Mao 'r genau a gly wid mor ddoeth yn cynghori, Yn fud heddyw'n gorwedd dan gloion y gwys. Fe nodwyd ein Gwerfyl gan Dduwies Athrylith, Fel un o'i hoff feibion naturiol ei hun Dyhidlai perswynion ei awen fel manwlith Gawodydd adfywiol ar deimlad pob dyn. 'Roedd coethder arbcnig yn nodi 'i ganiadau, Fe lanwai bob llinell a rhyw newydd swyn Fel gemau 'n dysgleirio o dan rhyw gysgodau, Neu flodau persawrus yn nghanol gwyllt lwyn. Enillodd ein Gwerfyl brifwobrau barddonol, Er hyn nid ymffrostiai fel gwna Uawer un Llythyrau, a meithion draefchodau gorcliestol A wnai heb ymgeisio am glod iddo 'i hun. Hvfforddiai yr iouano, yn clyner a phwyllog, I fewn i gyfoethog fwngloddiau 'r hen iaith; A dangos adnodclan ei thlysau amrywiog I'r ieuane efrydydd a wnaeth lawer gwaith. Ond O pan yn nghanol cofnodi 'i rinweddau, I'n sydyn archolli daw hiraeth fel cledd; Ond cofier, daw 'r cyfaill sy'n huno 'n yr angau I fyny rhyw forau yn nefol ei wedd. Ei gyfaill- LOBWEBTH GLAN DYFRDWY. Llangollen, Rhagfyr 15fed, 1869.
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THE MARKETS. LIVERPOOL CORN—TUESDAY. Good attandance and fair consumptive trade in Wheat, at twopence to threepence per centel under last Tuesday's prices. Flour slow, at 6d. reduction. Indian Corn, 3d. lower with not much done. Round Yellow 28s. 9d. to 29s. Other articles quiet and un- changed. LLANGOLLEN MARKET, SATURDAY. The quotations were as follows :— s. d. s. d Wheat. 6 8 to 7 0 Barley 5 0 to 5 3 Old Oats 3 6 to 4 0 Baef (per lb.) 0 7 to 0 9 Mutton ditto 0 7 to 0 8 Veal ditto 0 6 to 0 Lamb ditto 0 7 to 0 8; Pork ditto 0 8 to 0 0 Butter ditto 1 4 to I Bggs 12 to 14 for 1 0 Potatoes (per measure) 2 9 to 3 0 Pigeons (per pair). 10 to 0 0 Partridges (per brace) 3 0 to 0 0 Pheasants, ditto 7 0 to 0 O Fowls (per couple) 2 6 to 6 u Ducks ditto 4 0 to 4 b Rabbits (per pair) 1 6 to Hares ditto 2 6 to X ,A Codfish (per lb) 0 4 to 0 10 Soles ditto 1 0 1 2 Turbot ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Lobsters (each) 2 0 to 0 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 1^ to 0 2 Grapes (per lb.) 1 4 to 1 o Melons (each) 0 0 to 0 0 Geese (per lb.) 0 7 to 0 8 Apples (per hundred) 2 6 to 7 0 OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY. s. d. s. a. White Wheat 6 9 to 7 0 Red Wheat (per 751b) 6 8 to 6 10 Barley, malting (per 38 quarts) 5 0 to 5 4 Barley, grinding ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Oats (per bushel of 501bs.) 3 6 to 4 3 Fresh Butter (per lb.) 1 5 to 1 b Tub ditto 0 0 to 1 If Eggs 8 to 10 for 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks, (per couple). 4 0 to 5 0 Rabbits (per pair) 1 6 to 1 o Partridges (per brace) 2 0 to b Pigeons (per pair) 0 10 to 1 0 Hares (each) 2 9 to 3 0 Geese (each) 5 6 to 7 0 Potatoes (per lb.) 0 0j to 0 0 WREXHAM, THURSDAY. s. d. s. d. White meat 7 0 to 7 3 Red Wheat 2 ™ £ Malting Barley 5 i to a 9 Grinding Barley 4 2 to 4 6 Oats 3 0 to 3 6 Potatoes (per measure) 2 3 to 2 10 Butter (per lb.) 1 5 to 1 6 Eggs 9 for 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 3 9 to 4 6 Ducks ditto 4 6 to 5 6
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DOLGELLEY. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE.-On Friday twenty tons of coal were distributed by Mr. C. Edwards, of Dolserau, amongst the poor of Dolgelley, and adjoining township of Brithdir. Mrs. and the Misses Edwards accompanied the liberality of Mr. C, Edwards wilSi gifts of flannel and serviceable wearing apparel.
RUABON. In addition to the Ruabon charities distributed on St. Thomas's Day, a number of coats and flannel of the value of Y,24 were given away at Wynnstay on the same day. On Thursday, the 23rd ult., Sir W. W. Wynn also presented about 680 poor persons, residing in the parish of Ruabon with Christmas gifts, consisting of beef and flannel, and amouuting to the value of 140. The poor of the parish, several of whom were thrown out of employment by the late stoppage of Wynn Hall Colliery, have much reason to be thankful to the worthy Baronet, who always shows such kindness and liberality in listening to, and supplying their wants. COLLIERY INUNDATION.-It is stated that the water which caused the stoppage and winding-up of the Wynn Hall Collieries is making for the Gardden Lodge Pits, and fears are entertained that it may do much damage there, and also to the Ruabon Coal Company's Works. It seems evident to those who understand the affair that the water must eventually flow in that direction after reaching its height at Wynn Hall. All the works of the Wynn Hall pits have been demolished and taken away after the sale which took place there a short time ago. CHRISTMAS DECORATION.—For the last time previously to its restoration, the old parish Church has been decorated in honour of Christ- mas, and the decorations reflect the highest credit on Mr. Middleton, of Wynnstay Garden, to whom the work was entrusted. Evidendtly, he, with his workpeople, had spared no pains to give grandeur to the old walls. It is computed that there is hung above one thousand yards of wreathing, add to this the leaved lattice work for the windows and middle aisle walls, together with the lines of biblical sentences, crosses, and monograms, which are beautiful, and a reason- able idea can be formed of the several weeks' work Mr. Middelton has so successfully carried to perfection. The centre of the church, from floor to roof, is beautiful in the extreme, and pro- bably no church in the neighbourhood is more richly garnished.
WREXHAM. BENEVOLENCE.—Mr. Watkin Williams, M.P., has sent £10 to the Mayor (W. Rowland, Esq.), to be appropriated by him to the releif of the poor. He has also sent the same amount to the Mayors of Denbigh, Ruthin and Holt. COAL.-Tbe best news we have heard in Wrex- ham for some time is that coal has been reached in Wrexham Colliery. This realization of the hopes of several years took place on Wednesday even- ing, and the news was gladly received in the town and has formed the chief topic of conversation since. The difficulties that this company have had to contend with while sinking have been enough to damp the stoutest heart, and put a desparing termination to their operations. Fortunately, however, for themselves and for the district, they have persevered with indom- itable pluck, and now we trust they will have the reward justly due to their energetic prosecution of their purpose, and the heavy expenditure of capital connected therewith. TURNPIKE GATES.—Sir Watkin W. Wynn, M.P. has intimated his intention of supporting the petition of the Highways' Board for the abolition of turnpike gates when the question comes before the house of Commons. The Board of Guardians adopted a petition to Parliament on Thursday, which will be forwaredd to Mr. G. Osborne Mor- gan, M.P., with a request that he will support its prayer and a like petition was moved and carried at the meeting of the Wrexham Town Council, and Mr Watkin Williams, M.P., will be solicited to give it his support. We feel sat- isfied that our members of Parliament will inquire into the grievances complained of, and their well-known energy in the service of their constituents is the best guarantee we can have that it will be no fault of theirs if these abuses are not swept away. CHRISTMAS CHEER.—Mr. Peter Walker, of the Willow Brewery, presented each member of the Wrexham police force with a goose for their Christmas dinner, and Mr. J. Clark, of the Cam- brian Brewery, presented each with a bottletof wine. HONESTY.—On Thursday an apprentice boy in the employ of Messrs. Jones and Rocke was sent to a place with ten sovereigns, enclosed in an envelope which, however, he lost. The money was afterwards restored intact by a man who re- sides at Poolmont, about two miles from Wrexham. Mr. Rocke rewarded him by giving him £1. THE ASSAULT UPON INSPECTOR LAMB.—Mr. Mulliner, veterinary surgeon, who committed such a savage assault upon Inspector Lamb, has been pronounced insane by the medical men, and sent to Denbigh Lunatic Asylum.
CHESTER. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A RAILWAY PORTER.-An Occident resulting in the death of a man named closes Carlon, employed at the Chester Railway tation, occurred on Wednesday night, about ten Jftinutes past ten o'clock. The deceased was try- tog to cross the rails just as the train from Shrewsbury was approaching, and on the fireman of the engine seeing him he blew the whistle, but the deceased apparently took no notice, and Was immediately afterwards knocked down, the engine, tender, and two carriages passing over his body. When he was extricated from the carriages he was still living, and was then taken to the Infirmary, but on arriving there it was found that he had expired. Dr. Heaning ex- amined the body and found half-a-dozen ribs brsken on either side, the collar bone broken on the left side, and a portion of the flesh on the left foot torn away and the bones crushed. An inquest was held at the Infirmary on Thursday, before Mr. Tatlock, deputy coroner, and was adjourned until Monday, when the driver and stoker of the Shrewsbury train were examined. The jury thought there was no blame attachable to anybody, and returned a verdict of Accidental death.'
LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG. SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—The second anniversary of the sabbath schools which are situated on the banks of the Ceiriog and pertaining to the Calvin- istic Methodists was held at Salem Chapel on Christmas-day. The schools were this year examined by the Rev. E. Glyn Jones, in the history of the life of Christ; the prizes for the best treatises being taken by Einion Ddu, Messrs. D. Jones, junr., Pont-y-meibion, and E. Davies, Pantiau. Tea had been provided by the ladies of the neighbourhood, in the schoolroom, and was pronounced by all partakers to be of excellent quality. BENEVOLENCE.—On Friday, the 31st ult., all the children attending the National Schools, in this place, were treated to a capital dinner at the schoolroom, by Corrnwallis West, Esq., of Ruthin Castle. Great praise is due to the above gentleman for his liberality, and we sincerely wish his future career to be a prosperous one. THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROSECUTION OF FELONS. -The members of this club held their annual feast on New Year's Day, at the Eagles Inn, when they had the pleasure of sitting down by tables well filled with all necessary dainties cooked in the best possible style by Mrs. Jones, of the hotel. All the members being perfectly united on every subject treated upon, and a very happy evening was spent. As in former years they had no bad case to deal with during the past year.
GLYN CEIRIOG. DOLYWERN LITERARY MEETING.—On Friday the 31st ult., the second of these literary meetings was held at Dolywern chapel, when a very pleasant evening was spent. At 7 o'clock the Rev. W. Evans, was voted to the Chair, when the children competed in writing, reading, and spelling, &c., for prices given by friends of the Sunday School, &c. Messrs. J. Lloyd, D. Roberts, D. Thomas and others addressed the meeting.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS MEET ON Friday, 7th Baschurch Saturday, 8th Cloverley Monday, 10th .-Rossett Tuesday, 11th Worthenbury Friday, 14th Rednal Saturday, 15th Iscoed Each day at 10.30. THE VALE OF CLWYD HARRIERS WILL MEET ON Saturday, Jan. 8th .Nantglyn At eleven.
A DENBIGHSHIRE MAGISTRATE FINED FOR TRESPASSING IN PURSUIT OF GAME. Before the Llanrwst bench of magistrates (H. R. Sandbach, Esq., presiding), at the ordinary petty sessions meeting, on Monday, Mr. R. O. Moulsdale, jun., a magistrate for the county of Denbigh, acting in and for the Llanrwst petty sessional district, was summoned for being on land, accompanied by another gentleman, named Blackwall, also a magistrate for Denbighshire on the 24th December, in the unlawful pursuit of game, the right of shooting over the land, it was alleged, having been reserved to the complainant a man named Robert Jones, who keeps a public bakehouse at Llanrwst. A summons was issued against Mr Blackwall also, and one against the complainant, Robert Jones, for poaching subse- quently on land belonging to Mr. Moulsdale, but the charge against Mr. Moulsdale was heard first. The complainant (represented by Mr. Roberts, solicitor, St. Asaph) said he held a certificate to kill game, and had the exclusive right of shooting over a piece of mountain land called Gorswen, occupied and owned by a farmer named David Williams. On the 24th ult. he (Jones) saw de- fendant, his friend Mr. Blackwall, a beater named Evans, and two boys, on the land referred to, in search of game. The party had a brace or two of partridges, which had been begged by them.—In cross-examination, complainant denied having heard defendant say he (defendant) had a right to shoot over the land-that that right hr i been granted him, through his father, by the ow;;er, years ago, and never withdrawn. Mr. David Williams, the owner, was then called, and proved having given permission to Mr. Moulsdale, sen., 15 or 20 years ago, to shoot over the land, but he had been paid nothing for the right, and was not aware that the land was shot over by Mr. Moulsdale, sen., or his son (defendant). Witness let the shooting for this season to Jones, at 3s. a year, and told defend- ant, in a conversation he had with him at a sale of live stock held in the neighbourhood last October, that he had done so, and at that time defendant complained of this as an unneighbourly act of his. Defendant conducted his own case, and, in addressing the bench in defence, expressed his own and Mr. Blackwall's great regret at appear- ing in the position they did that day. The right to shoot over the land in question had been con- ferred by the owner, and exercised by Mr. Moulsdale, sen., Mr. Blackwall, and himself (defendant) for the last ten years, and that right had never been withdrawn. He called witnesses to prove the granting of this right. The Chairman, delivering judgment, said the fact of defendant being on the land was not denied, but admitted, and he (defendant) had endeavoured to justify that by calling evidence to prove permission; but it appeared to the court that he had failed in producing that proof. For many years he had been in the habit of going over the land, under the supposition that he possessed the right of shooting; but it appeared from the conservation he had with Williams at the sale that he was then quite aware the shoot- ing had been let to another person, because he complained of it as an unneighbourly act. The decision of the court was that Mr. Moulsdale was convicted of trespassing in pursuit of game, and he was therefore fined 40s. and costs. The money was immediately paid.-The sum- mons against Mr. Blackwall was withdrawn. The information laid against Robert Jones, the previous complainant, was then heard; and as it was conclusively proved that, immediately after parting company with Mr. Moulsdale and Mr. Blackwall, on the same evening he was seen with dog and gun beating about on land belonging to Mr. Moulsdale, the bench convicted him in the full penalty, 40s. and costs. The court-room was crowded during the hearing of these cases.
THE MERIONETHSHIRE ELECTION. From the North Wales Chronicle. Our friends, the Liberals of Merionethshire, have made a miscalculation. They said, and affected to believe, that they would have the pleasure of again walking over tho course," as no Tory" would put in an appearance against Mr. Samuel Holland, the elect of the Penrhyn Radical causus meeting. We have now the pleasure of stating that Col. Tottenham has decided to contest the country on Conservative principles, and his address will be found in another column of this day's Chronicle. We are glad of this, because it is high time the Constitutional party in North Wales should buckle on their armour "to do fight" on behalf of the political views which has made this country what it is—the glory and admiration of the world. Our National Church is the great bul- wark of Protestantism and liberty—personal and social; and it is our duty to defend it against all attacks from without, whether from pretended friends, who style themselves Radicals, or from subtler, but more open foes, the Catholics. Mr. Holland has fairly thrown down the gauntlet, and the Conservatives of Merionthshire have taken it up. We wish them complete success. Against Mr. Holland, Ipersonally, we have nothing to say. He is a gentleman in his private capacity, and as such is respected and esteemed by every one. Politically, we believe him to be totally in error. He must know that in this country there is more liberty than is to be found in any other, and that person and property are equally protected. Whatever may be its faults or shortcomings, the Church of England has ever been found to be on the side of liberty, has warred against oppresssion and despotism, both secular and religious. It did not send its five Bishops to the Tower for nothing. Mr. Holland more than hints that he is in favour of its dises- tablishment not only in Wales, but in England Mr. Holland himself being a Churchman f We profess not to understand this, nor the grounds upon which his conclusion is based. He informs us he is in favour of secret voting for members of Parliament. We are sorry for this for two reasons firstly, because our present liberty has been secured by open voting and secondly, be- cause Mr. Holland in all his personal transac- tions has unvariably acted in an open and manly manner. Why not apply the same principle to politics as to the every day affairs of life ? What is socially good cannot be politically bad. The address of Colonel Tottenham, than whom a more honourable and intelligent gentleman does not exist in Wales, is moderate and teimjer- ate, almost to a fault. Holding Conservative principles himself, he respects the opinions of other men who differ from him, and he wishes to conduct the affairs of the Empire upon the basis of a compromise, thougq he does not make use of the term. It is the first duty of a Statesman, in this country, to avoid extremes and to steer clear of rocks and sandbanks. If a ship has all ballast and no sails, she will not move at all; whereas if a vessel has no ballast, but has all her sails spread, she stands a good chance of capsizing. Colonel Tottenham acts in the medium way, and we hope to see his ship safely moored in harbour. Electors of Merionethshire, you have an oppor- tunity now afforded you of practically showing to the world that you are men of moderate political principles; that, whilst favourable to moderate and progressive reform,you are opposed to wild and Radical changes that you revere the Church of your forefathers, notwithstanding, there may be sundry shortcomings on its part; and that you are prepared to defend the present con- stitution of things, under which we have been so happy and prosperous as a united people. A stop must be put to the further advance towards Democracy, and now is the time to make a beginning. Let spirited action take the place of apathy, and rally round the banner of Conserva- tism in the person of Colonel Tottenham.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.) THE SHIPWRECKED FISHERMEN AND MARINERS' ROYAL BENEVOLEN1 SOCIETY. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser.' Sir,—I am requested by the Secretary of the above society to acknowledge the receipt of- Subscriptions Donations Making a total of Y,7, for which he begs to return to the inhabitants of Llangollen, and its neighbourhood, the most hearty and grateful thanks of the Board of Man- agement for their very liberal support. As many, who have so kindly contributed to this charity, are not aware of the full extent to which their liberality is devoted, I take this opportunity of sending an extract from the BOth Annual Report of the Society, which was first established in 1839, for the purpose of boarding, lodging, clothing, and forwarding to their homes or to their nearest consuls (if foreigners) all wrecked seamen, soldiers, or other poor persons of all nations cast destitute upon the coasts :— VESSELS AVRECKEI). The wrecks continue to be more numerous, both on the shore and by collisions at sea, num- bering upwards of 5,000 annually: an increase that may be expected from our extended commerce. SHIPWRECKED PERSONS. During the past year, 6,648 have been rehjmg at the place of wreck and <?rwait_ homes. This number includes the crtwso vessel s belonging to the following nations f01 war led to their consuls: viz., America, Austria British American Colonies, Denimik wncc, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, and liussia. WIDOWS ORPHANS, AND AGED PARENIS. Relief has'been given to 4,236 the n«r includes 1,905 widows and orpbans* been previously relieve* a i vouno- husbands are, consequent upon haAin youii, children, considered fit objects for errant for the first few years of widowhood, as the case may be: the a,jed widow is also'considered in these grants—thus showing that m lh08, 10 K84 oersons were relieved, and making a total of 182,312 since the formation of the Society in 18With many thanks for the kind support I have received, and wishing all the compliments of the season. I remain, sir, Your obedient servant, I SHIRLEY NEWDICK. I Jan. 4, 1870. To the Editor of the' LLcmgoUen Advertiser.' Sir,—I quite agree with your correspondent' a Churchman' in your paper of December 24th, where he says that the members of the Church of England must declare whether she is Protes- 'taut or Roman Catholic,' but you will allow me to prove that when he asserts we turn to the East during the belief, on account of the 'real presence' being on the altar, he is wrong. In the Old Testament we read the Jews turned to the East to pray, and so they continue to do. All nations and all creeds have done so, and still follow that practice. The Parsees turn to the rising sun, the Magi, the Persians, the Hindoos, the Mahometans, &c., in fact all Eastern nations do so. Hewaotus tells us of the men with 'gilded beads,' (or 'Egyptians) kneeling with their faces 1, p I towards the East, when praying to the goddess 'Psh.' When the island of Madeira was discovered by the Portuguese, Tilaney statues (supposed to be gods) were found pointing to the East. Again in the island of Conso in the Azores, it is especially mentioned in the act of prayer, turned and point- ing with three fingers of its right hand eastward, Christopher Columbus, when he discovered America, relates in old Italian that the aborigines, when they prayed, turned towards the rising sun. Sta gent, come num, si volgon al levante per 'pregar' (This people, like us, turn to the levant, or rising sun, to pray). In the history of Monte- zuma, and the conquest of Peru, the same fact is mentioned. Now, that I have shewn that in all nations and all climes the custom has been to turn eastward, when addressing the Deity, will you allow me to say that the 'real presence' is not supposed by the Roman Catholics to exist, until the two species have been, consecrated by the officiating priest; that during the time of the elevation, the Roman Catholics do not repeat the belief, but the mea culpa; which any visitor to the foreign churches will know to be the case, as he or she must have noticed the congregation beating their breast during the elevation. The consecrated bread is only left on the altar during one of the Roman Catholic feasts, or days of rejoicing, viz., The feast of the Corpus Domini. As to the vestments of the priests, they are taken from the Jews. One surplice alone denotes that a man is a clergyman; the gown being the distinguishing garb of their; university fashioned according to their rank, as any one accustomed to either Cambridge or Oxford can testify. I remain, sir, Yours truly, Jan. 4, 1870. A CHUCIIWOMAN.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTHS. On the 25th ult., the wife of Mr. Evan Evans, Doly- wern, Llanarmon D. C., of a son. On the 2nd, the wife of Mr. E. Roberts, Pentre-uoha Tregeiriog, of a son. On the 31st ult., the wife of Mr. John jenu, Dolgoch, Llanfair-Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 24th ult., at Llanaber Church, by the Rsv. O. Jones, curate, Mr. H. W. Williams, chemist and druggist, Barmouth, to Ann, secona daughter ot Capt. John Williams, schooner Ellen, Barmouth. On the 29th ult., by license, at Glan rafon Chapel,by the Rev. Richard Williams, assisted by the Rev. D. Edwards, Mr. T. Williams, of Tyn-y-fronjto Miss Jane Jones, Tynant. Llawrbettws. DEATHS. On the 2nd, aged 18 months, Annie, daughter of Mr. Evan Edwards, shoemaker, Hall-street, this town. On the 1st, aged 78, Mrs. Jane Roberts, Queen-stroeu, this town, widow of the late Mr. Robert Roberts, ne::¡.r BaJa. ] )uli ult., aged 5 years, Edward, son ot to Pant i)u, Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog, u 1 o 1st ult,, aged 22, Robert, son of Mr. oO-p. ,nno, -it Da, Llansaintffraid GlynCeiriog. £ >0^1 were buried on the 3rd inst., at the Baptist Cemetery, ,nno, -it Du., Llansaintffraid GlynCeiriog. BO""11 y were buried on the 3rd inst., at the Baptist Cemetery, when the Bev. S. Roberts, officiated. There was a very large concourse of people, and great sympathy is felt throughout the neighbourhood towards the remain- der of the bereaved family. On the 18th ult., aged '50, at Bryn-saith-marchcg, near Corwen, Sergeant Gabriel Roberts, late of the Royal Welsh Fusileers, and present with it at the battles of the Alma and Inkerman. On the 22nd ult., at Plas yn Yale, Denbighshire, W. E. Maurice,the infant son of William Corbet Yale,Esq. On the 27th ult., aged 75, Mrs. Jane Jones, Tyn-y- groes, Llandrillo. On the 2nd, Mr. Richard Lewis, Red Lion, Corwen.