TIPYN 0 BOB PETR. "^Photographs of the five rescued miners in South Wales have been presented to the Queen. Since the failure of the deep bore to give water to London, many proposals for obtaining a water supply have been made, including one for bringing the water from Bala Lake. On Thursday, July 5, a purse of fifty pounds was presented by the Mayor of Ruthin, on behalf of the subscribers, to In- spector Sheehan, of the Denbighshire Constabulary, on his leaving Ruthin. „ A choral festival of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, was held in All Saints' Church, Llanelly, on Wednesday, July 4. There were over four hundred choristers. Mr. Radcliffe con- ducted. The preacher was the Rev. J. T. Gauntlett, Vicar of HAfJal"ccKlent occurred at the Bronwylfa Colliery, nearMold on Friday July 5. Two men, named Robert Price and R<*bert Humphreys, were working in the pit, when a large quantity of coal fell upon them, completely burying them Price died before he could be extricated, and Humphreys died just when he was taken home, four hours afterwards. On Wednesday evening, June the Earl of Chester s Rifle Volunteer Corps (6th C.R.V.) wasi inspected by Lieutenant-Col. Morant, the officer commanding the district, upon the Roodee, Chester There were present 223 of all ranks, four officers and thirty men being absent with leave, and twenty-eight men ab- sent without leave. The inspecting officer expressed his satis- faction at the manner in which the corps performed the various 6VT1w'vawincy in the office of Treasurer of the County of Car- narvon caused by the death of the late Mr. Picton Jones, was filled up by the Court of Quarter Sessions on Thursday, July 5, there were two candidates—Mr. Richard Roberts, solicitor, Pwll- heli, who was proposed by Mr Jones-Parry and seconded by Mr O Evans, and Mr. >>. 15. C.Jones, land agent, Criccieth, nroDosed by Mr. Mathew and seconded by Capt. Wynn Griffith. The latter was elected by eighteen votes against ten for Mr. Roberts. The salary was fixed at £150, At the meeting on Wednesday, July 4, of the Bangor and "Reaumaris Board of Guardians, Mr. Lloyd, district sanitary injector brought under the notice of the Board a case of overcrowding at Menai Bridge, a pauper named Hugh Jones, his two daughters with their respective husbands, and nine children, occupying a house in which there was only one room, twelve teet by nine. The relieving officer was directed to visit the house and report to the next Board. „„„ As the train leaving Chester for Bangor at 4*40 p.m. was run- ning between Prestatyn and Mostyn, on Tuesday aftern&on, July S the driver on nearing Talacre level crossing, noticed a donkey cart laden w th h v on the point of being driven through. Hear- Se whistle the lad in charge of the cart stopped, but, after a moment's delay, he apparently made up h^^ and hp started again. The driver and the aonney managed to Jet ^ross but the cart was struck by ^Xline to atoms, its contents being scattered about the line. The train sented to the Church Sunday School Union of the Rural Beanery of Chester, and the presentation of the prizes awarded inthe recent examination, took place at Chester on Thursday evening July 5. Five Sunday Schools competed for the banner bv s&g the eighth Psalm to a double chant; the duet, "Both rk-hi^and honour," fro™ Kent s anthem 'Blessed be thou," andhvmn 2S4froin Hymns Ancient and Modern." The banner was awarded to the Hardbridge Choir, the others being placed following order-St. Bridget's, St. Paul's, St. Michael's, and Christleton. An address was delivered by Mr. Henry G. Heald, a member of the London School Board, and the award was announced and the prizes distributed by the Mayor. The charge of threatening a Welsh land agent was heard at the Carnarvon Quarter Sessions, held on Friday, July 5, before Lord Newborough and other magistrates.. David R. Griffiths, Penrallt, pleaded Not Guilty" to sending a threatening letter to Mr. Edward Elias, Gorswen. Mr. Allanson prosecuted, and Dr. Commins, of Liverpool, defended. It was stated that Mr. Elias, in September last, received an anonymous letter, in which the writer threatened to destroy him and his family if he did not prevent a neighbouring farmer from holding some mountain land for which Mr. Elias was agent. The prisoner was not on good terms with Moses Thomas, the farmer in question, and the matter was placed in the hands of the police. Last spring the prisoner's housekeeper disappeared in a mysterious manner, and has not since been heard of. The police, suspecting that foul play had been committed, searched the neighbourhood, and also the prisoner's, house, where they found some writing which corresponded with that of the threatening letter. Mr. Manton, a Liverpool expert, and Mr. Smart, professor of penmanship, gave evidence to the effect that the letter and the papers pro- duced were written by one and the same person. Prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour The death'is announced of Mr. Valentine Davis, of Carmar- then who held a prominent public position in that town for forty years. In 1855 he was appointed by the late Bishop Thirl- wall Registrar of the Diocese, and he held tha: office for about twelve years. In 1858 he was appointed Registrar of the Court of Probate, which office he held until 1873. He was also for some years Secretory to the late Bishop Thirlwall, and Chapter Clerk of St. David's Cathedral. He was also a member of the Town Council, and filled the office of Mayor three times. His liberality was displayed in a great number of ways. A year or two ago he sent the Secretary of the Carmarthen Infirmary an anonymous contribution of .£1,000. Before his death he gave each of his servants a cheque for £500. Although an attorney and for many years Registrar of the Court of Probate, he could not be prevailed on to make a will, and died intestate. The de- ceased gentleman was in his seventy-fourth year. At the Chester Police Court on Thursday, July 5, John Dutton of Whitefriars, Chester, was charged with assaulting an old lady named Louisa Boden. The complainant had a small Skye terrier which had bitten a little child on the arm. The child's mother insisted on the dog being killed, on the ground that if it was allowed to live her child would go mad. Two men, one of whom according to the complainant's statement, was the defendant, afterwards came to the house, declaring that they were representatives of the Humane Society, and after pretend- ing to examine the dog's mouth in a scientific way," took the do" away and destroyed it. They afterwards returned to the house, which they forcibly entered, and actually extorted Is. 9d. from the old lady for destroying her dog, and for some prussic acid they said they had given to it. Evidence was called to show that the defendant, who was stated to be a respectable trades- man, took no active part in the affair. The Mayor, however, eaitl that the defendant's zeal overcame his discretion," and ordered him to pay a fine of 40s., and costs. The annual meetings in connection with the Denbighshire and Flintshire Welsh Congregational Association commenced at Mold on Wednesday, July 4. A large number of ministers and laymen from the two counties were present. A long discussion took place regarding the conditions upon which Churches should be admitted into the Association; and it was resolved that no Church should have a right to take part in the proceedings of the Association unless that Church contributed towards the niwl undertakes to receive the meetings of the Association wben' called upon to do so.-The Rev. J. Morris, Llangollen, submitted his report as secretary of the home mission fund, which showed a balance in hand.—Grants were sanctioned to- wards supporting the cause at Llansantffraid, Llyn Helig, and Connah s Quay. —The Rev. D. B. Hooke (Mold) .suggested the desirability of considering the best and most effectual way of workin." the London Missionary Society in North Wales. It was decided to hold the next annual meeting at Ruthin. The most important of the meeting was the afternoon conference on the Sunday School question. A paper was read by the Rev. P. Oliver on "The School in its Different Aspects." He remarked that the educational measures taken by the Government had greatly increased the advantage of the Sunday School, and thereby increased its importance. Special preaching services were held in the evening, and were continued during Thursday. The annual meeting of the supporters of the Chester Ragged Industrial Schools was held on Tuesday, July 3, under the presidency of the Recorder of Chester, Mr. Horatio Lloyd. Letters of apology for absence were received from the Duke of Westminster and the Hishop and Dean of Chester. From the treasurer's statement it appeared that the income for the year ending December last from subscriptions, donations, and legacies was £374, and that the Boughton School earned £1,906 in- cluding £1,371 Government grant. The expenditure on the Boughton School was £2,344. The total expenditure on the three schools of Boughton, Bishop Graham, and St. Olave's, was £2,698, and there was a balance of £327 due to the treasurer. The annual report was very satisfactory. It stated that during the twenty-two years in which a. very large number of children had been boarded and lodged in the Boughton School, only two deaths had occurred—a most remarkable fact, and one which bears eloquent testimony to the care and wisdom with which the institution is managed During the last three years more than eighty children have passed out of the school, and of that number a proportion of something like seven-eighths are re- ported as going on satisfactorily. Reference was made by several of the speakers at the meeting to the increased demands made upon the schools as the result of the working of Lord Sandon's Education Act, and the hindrance caused by the want of funds to prosecute the work. Mr. Horatio Lloyd said that there had been a marked diminution of juvenile crime in the neighbourhood, and thIs he attributed to the work done by such schools as these. The Clerk of the Peace, bore similar testimony. At the Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions on Thursday, July 5, the Chief-Constabie called attention to the mysterious disappear- ance of Jane Owen, a housekeeper with Mr. David Owen, far- mer Penrallt Inco, Caerhun, who, it was alleged, left the farm early on the morning of April 12, after receiving a large sum of money from her master, stating that she was going to Liverpool. She had not been since heard of, and her relatives had offered a reward of £.30 for her discovery. He wished to know whether the county would also offer a reward.—Mr. Mousdrtle said that there was a strong feeling in the neighbourhood that a full in- vestigation had not been mads by the police.—The Chief-Consta- ble said that the neighbourhood did not know the extent of the inquiries that had already been made, and it was not desirable that they should be made public at present. He had heard enough to recommend the offer of an additional reward.—Dr. Miller considered it would be a standing disgrace to the county if the fullest possible means were not taken to'discover the wo- man, dead or alive.—In answer to Lord Newborough the Chief- Constable said that the river had been dragged and the ground adjacent to the house dug up. He had engaged divers to drag the lake.—Mr. Buckley said there was a strong feeling in the neighbourhood that the county should offer a reward. On the motion of Mr. Pennant, it was decided to supplement the reward of the relatives by £100, and to ask the Secretary of State to also offer another reward of the same amount. In April last at a meeting of the parishioners of Llandegfan, a parish attached to the living of Beaumaris, a resolution strongly adverting upon the administration by the rector of a charity left to the parish by Viscountess Bulkeley was passed and forwarded to the Charity Commissioneers. Mr. Rich. Parry, the parishioners' churchwarden and the chairman of the meet- ing, received, on Wednesday, July 4, a communication from the Charity Commissioners acknowledging the resolution, which had been comittunicated by the Board to the Rev. J. Williams Meyrick for explanation- The letter states that, with regard to the specific eemplmnt in question, the Rector replied—" I will only add that the annual amount of Lady Bulkeley's charity is about £37 lis-, and that it is distributed to from 50 to 70 people in sums of not less than 5s. each three times in the year, whilst the old and sick poor are relieved four, five, and six times, and oftener« need be. The amount given in each year, with the exception of 1873, his ^en over *-40. In 1375, it amounted to £ 45. I have, I believe, finished the commissioners with state- ments of accounts for 18(3, 1874,18*J, and 1876." The commis- sioners add that owing to the1 lmpossiV.ility of reconciling the statements of the distributor of the charity on the one hand, and the recipients on the other, tlhey thmkit desirable, with the view of preventing a recurrence of similar difficulties in the future, that additional trustees should be appointed, as an in- quiry into the apparently irreconcilable statements can be better madl by such newly-appointed trustees having a personal ac- quaintance with the' inhabitants of the parish, than by a com- quaintanoe *uu uui unknown. A communication on tto^ubiect w«ald be made to the Rector, and the opportunity the suty ect w<vuia i>e ma ie u heme, by the same order, s&s&s thB ssssrw income of the eharity to the benefit of the poor. ======-=-=:
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FROM THE PAPERS. Mr. Albert Grant's residence at Kensington was offered for sale by auction on Friday, July 6, but was bought in for £16:1,000. The prosecution for lihel, instituted by Mr. Collette, the solici- tor to the Society for the Suppression of Vice; has terminated in an apology and a retractation of the allegations complained of. Dr. Le Moyne, the cremationist, to make sure that all his children shall follow his example and be cremated, has made a will providing that his heirs shall, before receiving their legacies, make a formal promise to be burned after death. Early on Monday morning, July 9, a fire broke out in the north end of Liverpool, which in less than two hours reduced to ruins the Rotunda Theatre, one of the most successful and popular places of amusement in the town. The present session of Parliament commenced on the 9th of Feb- ruary, and up to the present time 18 public and 77 local Acts have received the Royal assent. The session which ended the 15th August in last year produced 81 public and 241 local statutes. A breaksman named Green, a native of Wigan, was crushed between the buffers of two waggons of a train at Llanddulas, on the Chester and Holyhead line, on Wednesday, July 4, and was killed. Vice-Admiral Charles F. Hillyar, C.B., has been selected to succeed Vice-Admiral A. P. Ryder as commander-in-chief in China. Vice-Admiral Hillyar will take his departure for China early in September. The A theiuKum says there is a report about, for the truth of of which it cannot vouch, that Professor Robertson Smith is to be rescued from his persecutors, and translated from his pro- fessorship at the Free Church College at Aberdeen to the vacant chair of mathematics at St. Andrews University. Her Majesty's Treasury has taken up the prosecution of Jo- sephine Morris (formerly of Aberystwyth,) and has authorised Messrs. Shippey and Field, solicitors of Manchester, to conduct the case at the expense of the Crown. The girl will be put on her trial for perjury at the present assizes. A special day will probably be fixed for the trial. It was reported at the last meeting of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution that the institution had been instrumental during the past six months, by its lifeboats and other means, in saving 576 lives from different shipwrecks, besides assisting to rescue eighteen vessels from destruction. Musicians in and around Dudley are cautioned against a bass- viol player who is "beggin his way to Rhyl," where, he says, he can get a good engagement. He has already obtained suffi- cient money to enable him to make several journeys to that place, but he still prefers the neighbourhood of Dudley. A Central News telegram says it is now definitely decided that no further steps shall be taken this session upon the burials question. Mr. Russell Gurney has refused to give way to Mr. Osborne Morgan, and in consequence Mr. Morgan has gtven up all hope of further pursuing the subject this session. John Whittaker, formerly a detective in the Bradford police force, was committed for trial at the Assizes, on Friday, July 6, on the charge of writing a defamatory letter to the Watch Com- mittee concerning Superintendent Campbell, charging him with embezzlement and immorality. A shocking murder case at Marseilles has concluded. Vitalist who murdered a widow named Boyer, cut up her body, ana transported it to the sea shore, was condemned to death. Maria, his mistress, the daughter of the victim, who aided him, was also found guilty, but with extenuating circumstances, and she was sentenced to penal servitude for life. Advices from the Cape of Good Hope state that the Transvaal is quiet and satisfied, and that the taxes are coming in rapidly. All the native chiefs have given in their adhesion to the change of government. It was expected that the settlement of affairs in the Transvaal would restore prosperity to Natal, which has suffered from the late war. The Medical Examiner states that there are no grounds for the disquieting rumours Which have been circulating respecting Lord Beaconsfield's health. Sir William Gull and Mr. LeggJitt have been in attendance on the Premier, who has had a slight attack of asthma due to bronchial catarrh, a complaint from which he has occasionally suffered for many years. The Princess of Wales on Saturday, July 7th, distributed the prizes to the pupils of the Savoy Schools, in the Theatre of the London University. The Prince of Wales, returning thanks for the Princess, said it was the wish of her Royal Highness that all success might attend the scholars in whatever path of life they might follow. Mr. Gladstone had a narrow escape from being knocked down and injured, in New Palace Yard, Westminster, on Friday after- noon, July 6th. He was walking to the House of Commons when a cab dashed along at a reckless speed. Just as the cab- horse was upon him Mr. Gladstone, apprised of his danger by the shouts of the bystanders, gave a sudden jerk forward, and so saved himself. On Monday, July 2nd, an auctioneer's clerk was committed by the Cardiff magistrates for trial upon a charge of stealing £75 in £5-notes These had been concealed in a bed-quilt, which was sold at an auction. The notes dropped on the floor, and the prisoner picked them up and kept them. After the sale the woman who had hidden the money gave information to the police, and inquiries were made, resulting in the arrest of the prisoner. It is said that an American war correspondent, who managed to smuggle himself into the ranks of a Russian regiment at Giurgevo, in hopes of thus being able to supply his journal with at least decent accounts of the war, has found out his mistake and would gladly rectify it—if he could. But the rules of the service are imperative, and he will have to serve during the cam- paign; while the use of paper, pen, ink, and the telegraph office,are absolutely prohibted under pain of a short shrift and a long rope. So much for too enterprising journalism. At a meeting of the Manchester Liberal Council it was re- solved to join the federation of Liberal Associations. The fol- lowing resolution was passed That this council views with anxiety and disapproval the return of the British fleet to Besika Bay, as an act likely to be interpreted by Turkey as encourage- ment, and resented by Russia as a palpable threat, and considers that it indicates a disposition to depart from the strict neu- trality between the belligerents which has been proclaimed by the advice of the Government, and sanctioned by the common consent of the country." Signor Salvini (the Theatre says) recently received from the German Emperor a present of a splendid diamond rin as a souvenir of his stay in Berlin, accompanied by a letter from Privy Councillor Bork, stating that the Emperor had always followed with great interest his impersonations, that the actor had also succeeded in gaining the unqualified approval of the Crown Prince and Princess, and that they had selected the ac- companying ring as a mark of their satisfaction and a souvenir of his stay m Berlin. The Hon. Henry Fitzwilliam, the Liberal candidate at the Huntingdonshire election, in thanking those voters who sup- ported him, says in an address that the numbers polled by both candidates prove how evenly balanced the two parties are in that county. The great increase of strength to the Liberal party during the last few years show how much may be d8ne by careful attention to the register, and if that care and attention be continued he believed thay might look to a great victory at no distant period. A coroner's enquiry has been held at Christ's Church Hospital, London, respecting the death of a Bluecoat boy, named William Arthur Gibbs, aged twelve. The lad had twice run away from school, and had told his father that he had been illtreated by one of the monitors On being taken back to the institution he was confined in the infirmary, where his body was discovered by one of the nurses suspended by a cord attached to the ventilator in the window. A verdict of temporary insanity was returned. On Saturday, July 7th, at the Crystal Palace, Lord Sandon, in distributing 4,000 prizes given by Mr. F. Peek and the Re- ligious Tract Society to the scholars of the London Board schools, said Parliament and the country desired to encourage religious teaching. He felt it his duty to support, with all his power, the London School Board in promoting the excellent systematic religious teachin which they were furthering. There was no religious difficulty in our schools. His lordship advo- cated the frequent and earnest reading of the Bible by the children. The Manchester Corporation has undertaken a gigantic scheme for supplying the city with water. The Waterworks Committee laid before the Council on Wednesday a scheme for the purchase of Thirlmere, one of the Cumberland lakes, and the conveyance of water from it to the city by an aqueduct 100 miles long. The works will occupy seven years in execution, and the cost for the first instalment of water will be £1,100,000, for which works will be constructed for impounding fifty million gallons of water per day. The water was stated to be even superior to that of Loch Katrine. The lake is to be raised to a level that will give it an area of 700 acres, and the reservoir will contain 800,000,000 cubic feet. It is proposed to purchase draining ground of about 11,000 acres, and the committee were were advised that the water could be supplied by gravitation. The Council gave power to the committee to carry out the scheme. Sir Stafford Northcote has written to the Daily News in reference to the letters of Sir Tollemache Sinclair in that paper, giving the gist of a conversation between Mr. Disraeli and Count Liebach, which occurred shortly after the Crimean war, with the view of showing that Ir. Disraeli's views on the Eölstern ques- tion were different to those now entertained by him, and at variance with the policy of the Cabinet. He encloses a letter from Lord Beaconsfield on the subject, in which his lordship says he has not the slightest recollection of anything he said to Count Liebach, nor of anything his excellency said to him. He thinks the Emperor of Russia and Prince Gortschakoff must have been a little surprised by being diplomatically informed of the casual remarks of private members of Parliament. It proves, he thinks, that the duties of the court of Saxony were not of an absorbing character. The lawsuit to which Cardinal Antonelli's will has given rise came before one of the Roman Courts on Wednesday, July 4th. Countess Lauretti Lambertini came forward, and declaring her- self the natural daughter of the Cardinal, impugned the validity of his will, and in the absence of legitimate children claimed the whole of the property, estimated at many millions of francs. She asked for an immediate examination of three of the wit- nesses—the midwife, the eldest of the late Cardinal's servants, and the Archpriest Venditti—on the ground of the risk she ran from their advanced age of losing their testimony before the proper time for their examination arrives. The President took time to consider the demand, and adjourned the case for a week. The Lancet published a protest signed by 920 physicians, sur- geons, and general medical practitioners against the continuance of grocers' spirit licences. This trade, it states, is wholly re- moved from police supervision, and is a direct incentive to secret drinking'—a practice more injurious to the health and moral and social prosperity of the community than the ordinary trade in intoxicating liquors as carried on by the licensed vic- tuallers. We protest against the continuance of this licence, on grounds moral and medical, and urge its consideration by a Select Committee of the House of Peers now investigating the subject of intemperance and the measures expedient to reduce the evils of excess. The abolition of this special licence we hold to be the first, and perhaps the most practical, step within the province of the Legislature." The Lancet very strongly supports the protest. On Wednesday, July 4, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated in the usual manner throughout the United States. At Woodstock, in Connecticut, Mr. Blaine made a speech in which he warned the country against the an- nexation of the Mexican States, as being calculated to encourage the South in the tendency it was showing to disregard the para- mount authority of the Federal Government. While opposed to forced annexation everywhere, the incorporation of the British American provinces would, he thought, be a great addition to the strength of the United States. The people of those provinces did not contemplate such incorporation, but the growth of mutual interests, the influence of social intercourse, and the ties of friendship and kindred, would soon accomplish the work. On Thursday, July 5, an address was delivered at the Royal Institution, Albemarle-street, by Dr. Richardson, F.R.S., Chairman of the Council of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain, on "The Future of Sanitary Science, in relation to Political, Medical, anil Social Progress." The Duke of Northumberland, President of the Council, occupied the chair. In his opening remarks Dr. Richardson spoke of the compre- hensive character of the institute. Its main object was, he observed, to sow the seeds of sanitation, and for this it required the aid of the Government and the Legislature. He advocated the establishment of a central Government department, which would deal with every question connected with the health of the nation, be presided over by a Minister of Health, and to be called The Health Department." There should be a systema- tic weekly registration of all diseases, those of the lower animals ii? A- ■ ve«etable kingdom being included in the returns. Lhejpolitician must in future exert himself more than he had done to secure for the people pure water, pure food, and pure air. 1 he medical profession, having stripped itself of all pre- tences, had declared prevention to be the grand object of medical science. In concluding, he pointed out the important part which women must play in domestic life in connction with all sanitary matters. What is called tle h Knutsford Police Scandal'came before the Knutsford magistrates, on Tuesday, July 3, in the shape of a charge of perjurj, preferred against three police constables, Johnson, Martin, and Stockman. The prosecutor, Thomas Garwood an auctioneers clerk, had been sentenced to two months hard labour for assau ting the police, (who had taken him m custody on a charge of drunkenness), half of which sen- tence was remitted by the Home Secretary. The case ended in the withdrawal of the charge—After hearing the evidence of the deputy-clerk to the Altnncham magistrates and the prosecutor which occupied six hours, the Bench ha-1 a private consultation with the counsel engaged in the ease, and on the of the public in the course of half :0 hour, Mr. Fletcher the solicitor for the prosecution, advised his client to withdraw'from it, as the Homo Secretary had remitted the tine for drunkenness the men had been punished by removal, and the evidence was contradictory. The summonses were accordingly withdrawn.
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Kensington,) in CHEMISTRY—fully illustrated by experiments—ACOUSTICS, LIGHT, and HEAT LINEAL and GEOMETRICAL DRAWING. Pupils are prepared for Examinations connected with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London, &c., Aberystwyth and the Denominational Colleges, the Army, the Law and Medical Preliminaries, the Pharmaceutical Society, Civil Service, Banking, and all Commercial pursuits. The premises are new and very extensive, most healthily situated, and perfectly adapted for the accommodation and tuition of Boarders. There are a few Vacancies to fill at the Re-opening on the 22nd of January. FOR TERMS, &C., APPLY TO THE PRINCIPAL. LLWYNNONN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, PORTMADOC. Conducted by Mr. J. H. Lewis, London University (First B.A.), (Late Assistant Tutor at Bangor Training College.) CANDIDATES prepared for the Universities, for Professional ana Commercial Pursuits, and for the various Training Colleges. Terms and prospectuses on application. Young men whose Education has been neglected will find special ad- vantages. School re-opened, Jan. 15th, 1877. THE HALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ABERYSTWYTH. MR. T. HUGHES, of the University College of Wales (Reading for Degrees), receives pupils at the Hall Grammar School, Aberystwyth. Subjects taught:—English, Classics, Mathematics, Phonography, Book-keeping, and Drawing, in which 16 pupils took prizes. The school is examined carefully every half- year on the above subjects. The discipline is strict but kind. The next term commences on Wednesday, the 1st of August, 1877. Terms moderate. Application to be addressed as above. 23, MARINE TERRACE, ABERYSTWYTH. MISS JONES (late of Boulevard House) begs to state that the next Term will BEGIN on Tuesday, May 1st. Terms on application. ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1812. HEAD MARTIR Mr. EDWARD JONES, First B.A. (and in. honors of the University of London.) SECOND MASTER: Mr. A. HUNTER, M.A. (Gold Medallist and Scholar.) This school is examined yearly by gentlemen not con- nected with the masters, among whom may be mentioned the Rev. Dr. Charles, D.D., the Rev. Professor Grimley, the Rev. Professor Lewi and the Rev. James Cornford, M.A., Trinity Colleg#, Cambridge. During the last year several pupils of this school were successful in examinations for the Banks and the Law and Apothecaries' Hall preliminary examinations. One, who was five years pupil at this school, took a scholarship of JB80 a year at Oxford, and another one of £ 50 at Cambridge. Also two who entered the University of Oxford direct from this school took their M.A. degree, and one matricu- lated in London University (first division) in January last. The Head Master receives a few Boarders. Inclusive terms, B40 per annum. LADIES' COLLEGIATE SCHOOL BELSIZE HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH. Principal, Mrs. E. Marie Jones, (F. C. College, Glasgow, and wife of the Rev. E. P. Jones, M.A.,) assisted by masters and a staff of qualified English and foreign teachers.—Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examination, and the Civil Service Examinations. NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Ladies' Collegiate School removed from Queen's-road to Belsize House, 26, Bridge-street. The commodious pre- mises with Croquet Lawn. lately occupied by the Rev. Llewelyn Edwards, M.A., Irwell House School. Next term Commences AUGUST 17th. 1877. IRWELL HOUSE SCHOOL, ABERYSTWYTH. THE REV. LLEWELYN EDWARDS, B.A., of -L Lincoln College, Oxford, and Graduate in Classical Honours, receives Forty Boarders and a few day pupils, to prepare for Matriculation at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberystwyth, and London, or to fit them for professional and commercial pursuits. Special arrange- ments made with students reading for degrees. SCHOLARSHIPS.—One of £20 to the best boy who enters the University College of Wales from this School; and one of B5 to the best boy who enters the School at its RE-OPENING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 1877. BRIGHTON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH. PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR YOUNG BOYS. LADY-PRINCIPAL—MRS. H. N. GRIMLEY, Assisted by Resident Masters and Governesses. THIS School has been established to supply a want -L which has long been felt in this attractive W atering-place. of a. First-Class School for Little Boys, Sons of Residents, of Visitors who make a lengthened stay, and of Parents inland who desire for their Children a good Education at the sea-side. The Education given is preparatory for the higher Schools and for the ordinary pursuits of life. The School year is divided into three Terms, which will usually commence respectively on January 20th, May 1st, and September 20th. Prospectuses may be had on application to Mrs. GRIMLEY, Brighton House, Marine- terrace, Aberystwyth. The Second Term for 1877 ends on July 31st. Boys re- ceived at any time. CAERLEON HOUSE. SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, ABERYSTWYTH. MISS TRUBSHAW informs her friends and the public that the duties of her School will be RE- SUMED (D.V.) on Wednesday, August 1st, 1877. Pupils prepared for the Oxford and Cambridge local ex- aminations. A resident French Governess. MAENGWYN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MACHYNLLETH. THIS School is conducted by Mr. J. Owen, certifi JL cated teacher of fifteen years' experience, and late tutor at the Government Training College, Swansea; the course of study comprises the usual branches of a commer- cial, professional, and classical education. The methods of instruction are the most modern and approved, and are based on thoroughly scientific principles. Suitable apartments found for pupils residing a dis- tance. Terms and prospectuses may be had on application. School RE-OPENED on Tuesday, August 15. DOLGELLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL. MASTERS :— REV. S. S. O. MORRIS, M.A., Oxon Classical Ex- hibitioner of Christ's Hospital, London, 1866 Mathe- matical Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford, 1866 First Class Mathematical Moderations, 1868 Third Class Mathematical Finals, 1870 Sixth in Honours, London University Matriculation, January, 1876. G. R. MORRIS, ESQ., London University, 1876. THE nature ef the education given at this school JL may be learnt from the fact that during the last four years three pupils have taken open scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge three have passed the London University Matriculation two the preliminary examination of the Pharmaceutical Society one the preliminary of the Faculty of Surgeons, &c., Glasgow several have taken first and second classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathe- matics in the examinations held by the Science and Art Department, and several have entered banks and other branches of business. Pupils prepared to compete for scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge; for the London University Matricula- tion, 1st B.A., and 1st B.Sc.; Oxford and Cambridge Locals; Medical and Law Preliminaries and a thoroughly sound education given to pupils who wish to enter on a business life. The Chemical and Physical Laboratories are now fur- nished with every requisite for the highest stages of study in Chemistry and Physics. The next quarter begins (D.V.) on Tuesday, the 7th August, 1877. No boy admitted for that quarter after hat day. THE LLANDYSSUL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CARDIGANSHIRE. Conducted by the Rev. WILLIAM THOMAS, M.A. ADDITIONAL BOARDERS can be received. Locality salubrious. Examination Lists and Pro- spectuses on application. LESSONS on the PIANOFORTE, HAR- JLJ MONIUM, and in SINGING, by W. R. WHEATLEY, Portland House, Aberystwyth. Terms One Guinea per Quarter ORDERS FOR PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING RECEIVED BY J. GIBSON, 3, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth. RAILWAY NOTICES. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. FRO TOURIST ARRANGEMENTS, 1877. IlvST, Second, and Third Class Tourist Tickets, available for two months, will be issued from May 14th to the 31st October, 1877. For particulars see time tables and programmes issued by the Company. n vr no-v7 HENRY CATTLE, Oswestry, May, 1877. Traffic Manager. CAMBRIAN AND LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAYS. SUMMER EXCURSIONS, 1877. EVERY SATURDAY in JULY, cheap excursion -LJ bookings from the undermentioned Stations to LIVER- POOL (via Whitchurch and Crewe) and CHESTER (via Whit- church and Tattenhall Line), returning the Monday following Liverpool (Lime- Chester — a.m. street) 3rd class. 3rd class. Pwllheli dep. 6 20) Criccieth „ 6 40 i 9s. Portmadoc „ 6 53\ Penrhyndeudraeth. ,,74' Uariech „ 7 i8 f gg. Dyftryn „ 7 33 J Barmouth „ Dolgelley 7 20 Penmaenpool „ 7 25 V 6s. 6d. 6s Od Towyn „ S 16 Aberdovey 8 24J Arrangements for Return.—Holders of Tickets return on the Monday following from Liverpool (Lime-street Station), at 12 noon, and Chester at 1.10 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY in JULY, cheap excursion JLJ Bookings from the undermentioned Stations to LIVER- POOL (Via Whitchurch and Crewe) and CHESTER (Via Whit- church and Tattenhall Line). Returning on Monday following. Fares for the Double Journey. Liverp'l (Lime St.) Chester. 3rd class. 3rd class. a.m. s. d. s. d. Aberystwyth dep. 8 Bow Street 8 12 I Llanfihangel 8 17 | Berth „ 8 24 V go «« Ynyslas „ g 30 Glandovey „ 8 49 Machynlleth „ 8 0J Ynyslas „ g 30 Glandovey „ 8 49 Machynlleth „ 8 0 Cemmes Road „ 8 12 7 6 Llanbrynmair „ 8 26) Carno „ 8 46 f r „ Caersws ,,92/" *° 66 Llanidloes „ 95o) Newtown ,,9 21) Montgomery ,,9 41f 06 60 Arrangements for Return.—Passengers return on Monday following, from Liverpool (Lime-street Station) at 12 noon and Chester 110 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY and MONDAY IN JULY, JLJ Cheap Saturday to Monday, and Day Excursion Bookings on Monday to LIVERPOOL (Via Whitchurch and Crewe) and CHESTER (Via Whitchurch and Tattenhall Line). Fares for the Double Journey. (Liverpool Limei Chester. St.) 3rd class. 3rd class. ft b K «S c •I o c s III o| From a.m. Welshpool dep. 6 40^ Buttington 6 47 Four Crosses „ 7 1 Llanfyllin „ 6 25 (j Llanfechain „ 5s. 6d. —— 4s.3d Llansaintffraid „ 6 45 Llanymynech 7 8 Llynclys „ 7 167 Oswestry 7 35\ Whittington „ 7 39 Ellesmere 7 63 Welshampton s 0 ( 5s. Od. 2s. 3d. 3s. 3d. Bettisfield g 41 Fenn's Bank „ 8 12J Fenn's Bank „ 8 12) NOTE.—Arrangements for Return. Holders of Day Tickets must return on Monday evening from Liverpool (Lime-street) at Chester, at 8'30 p.m. Holders of Three Days'Tickets must return on the Monday following from Liverpool (Lime- street) at 12 noon, and Chester at V10 p.m. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. SEA SIDE EXCURSIONS. EVERY. MONDAY in July, Cheap Day Excursion -LJ Bookings to TOWYN, ABERDOVEY, BORTH, and ABERYSTWYTH, at the following times and fares:— To To To To FROM Towyn./o^; Berth. a.m. Pwllheli dep. 6 20\ s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Avon Wen „ 6 30 Criccieth „ 6 *0 Portmadoc „ 6 53 V3 0 3 3 3 6 4 0 Minffordd ,,70| Penrhyndeudraeth „ 7 4 Talsarnau ,,7 9/ Harlech „ 7 18\ *• Pensarn 7 25 Dyffryn „ 7 33 V2 3 26 3* 36 Dolgelley 7 20 Penmaenpool 7 25J Minffordd Penrhyndeudraeth „ 7 4 Talsarnau ,,7 9/ Harlech „ 7 18\ *• Pensarn 7 25 Dyffryn „ 7 33 V2 3 26 3* 36 Dolgelley 7 20 Penmaenpool 7 25J Barmouth 7 46^ Arthog 7 40 y 3 • 3 6 Barmouth Junction.. 7 52) Llwyngwril „ S 2) „ Towyn 8 16) 2 3 2 9 Borth 1 arr. 9 13 Aberystwyth 9 40 Returning from Aberystwyth at 6 0 p.m., Borth at 6 22 p.m., Aberdovey at 7 4 p.m., and Towyn at 7 12 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY in JULY to ABERGELE, -FJ DENBIGH, ST. ASAPH, RHYL, and HOLY- WELL, returning on the following Monday. Fares for the Double Journey. From a.m. 3rd class. 1st class. Oswestry dep. 10 50 4s 8s. Returning on the Monday following, from Abergele 3 0 p.m. Rhyl 3 15 „ Holywell 3 50 „ tW Passengers to and from Denbigh and St. Asaph travel by ordinary Trains on the Branch Line. Tickets and small bills may be obtained from the Booking office. EVERY MONDAY IN JULY. CHEAP Day Excursion Bookings to DOLGELLEY, BARMOUTH, HARLECH, PORTMADOC, and PWLL- HELI at the following times and fares :— Fares for the doublejurnev. To T Tg Barmouth Harlech. Portmadoc and Dol- A Pwllheli. gelley. FROM A.M. 3rd class. 3rd class. 3rd class. Aberystwyth dep. 8 0") Bow Street „ 8 12 V 3s. 6d. 3s. 6d. 4s. 6d. Llanfihangel 8 17) Borth 8 24) Ynyslas „ 8 39 V 3s. Od. 3s. Od. 3s. 6d. Glandovey 8 49) Aberdovey „ 9 15 2s. Od. 2s. 3d. 3s. Od. Towyn 9 23 Is. 9d. 2s. 3d. 3s. Od. First Class Tickets issued at double the Third Class Fares. Returning the same day from Pwllheli at 4 5 p.m. Barmouth „ 5 28 p.m. Portmadoc ,,4 36 „ Towyn „ 6 3 „ Harlech 4 58 Aberdovey „ 6 15 Dolgelley sit 5 9 „ CHEAP Excursion Bookings to LONDON on MONDAY, JULY 16, at the following times and fares — Fares for the Double Journey. 3rd class. 1st class. FROM a.m. s. d. s. d. Aberystwyth dep. 8 0> Bow Street 8 12 Llanfihangel „ 8 17 Borth „ 8 24 Ynyslas 18 6 37 0 Glandovey „ 8 49 ^Pwllheli dep. 6 20 Criccieth 6 40 *Portmadoc „ 6 .13 J 'Barmouth 7 "Dolgelley „ 7 20 ■Towyn „ 8 16 A 'Aberdovey 8 24 I 35 0 Machynlleth 8 0 Ia.chynlleth. 8 0 Cemmaes Road „ 8 12) Llanbrynmair 8 26) Carno 8 46 J- 16 0 32 0 Llanidloes „ 5 10) Caersws „ 9 2' Moat Lane „ 5 32 Newtown „ 5 43 [ nn „ Abermule „ 5 50 f 15 0 30 0 Montgomery „ 6 8 Montgomery 6 8 Forden 6 13) Four Crosses 7 1) Llanfyllin „ 6 25 14 6 29 0 Llanymynech „ 7 8 j Oswestry 7 35) Ellesmere 7 53 Welshampton 14 0 2; 0 Bettisfield 8 4 j Fenn's Bank „ 8 12y Children under Twelve, Half-price. Returning on Friday, July 20th, from Euston Station, London, at 9"20 a.m., except for stations marked ■- viz. :—Pwllheli, Criccieth, Portmadoc, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Towyn, Aberdovey, whkh leaves Euston Station, London, at 6*0 a.m. ♦ CHEAP TICKETS TO ELLESMERE. ON and after Saturday, June 23rd, and during the Summer Months, Cheap Day Return Tickets will be issued from the undermentioned Stations to ELLESMERE by the Ordinary Trains on Week Days, to parties of not less tan Six Finot Class or Ten Third Class Passengers, at the followmg fares:— Welshpool l First Class. Third Class. Llanfyllin ) 5s. 2s. 6d. Llanymynech l Llyuclys ) 3s. Is. 6d. Oswestry l Whitchurch ) 2s. Is. Children under twelve half-price. First Class Tickets issued at double the Third Class fares. Tickets not transferable. Luggage under OOlbs. free at passen- gers' own risk. No luggage allowed by the day excursion. The Companies cannot in any way be responsible for detention on the line; at the same time every exertion will be made to ensure punctuality. Tickets and bills, and every information, to be had at the above named stations. HENRY CATTLE, Traffic Manager. Oswestry, July, 1877 N SHIPPING. "r" a L L A N LINE IB SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO H M E R I C A STXAMEES^ OR TWENTY FIRST-CLASS ROYAL MAIL SAILING DAYS — from LIVERPOOL every TUESDAY and THURSDAY to CANADA and eveS ALTERNATE TUESDAY to HALIFAX and BALl^ MORE, forwarding Passengers on easv terms to all Darts of CANADA and the UNITED STATES. Surgeon and Stewardesses provided free for all classes of Passengers. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station in Liverpool by an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the Steamer, The Canadian Government grants ASSISTED PASSAGES by the ALLAN" LINE. For Rates of Freight or Passage, apply to ALLAN Liverpoaf- aD<^ ^exandra Buildings, James Street, Or to the Agents— EVAN JONES, Builder, Bala. I. T. PARRY, The Bazaar, Cross-street, Oswestry. "WHITE STAR'' LINE. i NOTICE.-Thteamers of this line take the Lane Routes recommend- ed bv Lieutenant Maury, on both the Outward and Home- ward passages. UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. 5,000 tons burthen. 3,000 horse-power. Sailing from LIVERPOOL for NEW YORK every THURSDAY. From QUEENSTOWN (CORK) every FRIDAY. Forwarding Passengers to all parts of the- United States and Canada. RETURNING FROM NEW YORK EVERY SATURDAY. rhe well-known Fast Mail Steamers of this Line sail as under:— FROM LIVERPOOL: GERMANIC July 19 I BRITANNIC Aug. 9 AJDKIAIIC Aug, 2 I FROM NEW YORK. GERMANIC June 30 ADRIATIC July 14 These new and splendid Vessels reduce the passage to the shortest possible time, and afford to Passengers the highest degree of comfort hitherto attainable at sea. Average passage 8! days in Summer, 9J days in Winter. Each Vessel is constructed in seven water-tight compart- ments. The Saloon, Ladies' Boudoir, State Rooms, and Smok- ing Rooms are amidships, and are luxuriously furnished and fitted with all modern conveniences pianos, libraries, electric bells, bath-rooms, barber's shop, &c. Saloon Passage, 15, 18, and 21 guineas Return Tickets at reduced rates. The Steerage accommodation is of the very highest charac- ter, the rooms are unusually spacio us, well lighted, ventilated, and warmed, and passengcrB of this class will find their com- fort carefully studied. An unlimited supply of Cooked Provisions. Medical comforts free of charge. Stewardesses ix Steerage to attend the Women and Children. Steerage fare at Reduced Ratee. Drafts issued on New York free of charge. For Freight or Passage apply to ISMAY, IMRIE AND Co., 10, Water-street, Liverpool, And 37, BROADWAY, NEW YORK. Or to the Agent— J. D. HUGHES, 7, William-street, Aberystwyth. TRANSATL ANT I C LINE. NEW YORK. SHORTEST, CHEAPEST AND SAFEST ROUTE Average Passage iWj days. The General Transatlantic Co.'s Mail Steamers 4,500 tons, 3,000 horse-power, classed 100 A 1 in English Lloyds, LEAVE PLYMOUTH FOR NEW YORK EVERY SATURDAY. Fares from any railway station to New York, Boston, or Philadelphia. Cabin 14 to 21 guineas. Intermediate. i:8 8 0 STEERAGE 1:6 0 0 Bedding and all necessaries found. Apply to LUSCOMBE, BELLAMY, & Co., Plymouth. Agents wanted in all unrepresented districts. ESTABLISHED 1839. THE CELEBRATED CAMBRIAN MEDICINE. TONES' (TREMADOC) APERIENT and ANTI- v BILIOUS PILLS. A Preventative and Cure fer all Disorders resulting from a disordered state of the Stomach and Liver, and Impurity of the blood, &c. Patronised by the Faculty, Nobility, Clergy, and Public at large. The practical trial of the above Professor for Half a Century, with the more general test of Thirty-seven Years by the afflicted public, has now established the reputation of these Pills. Containing no Mercury, but composed of the most rare and expensive Vegetable preparations of the British Pharmacopoeia, combined with a valuable Snow- donian Herb, forming a mild, laxative, tonic remedy, admitted by those who have tried then, to be superior to all other similar preparations. Those who suffer from habitual Costiveness will find them particularly useful as a safe, mild, tonic Aperient, and should always keep them by. CAUTION.- See that the Genuine Pills are in a turned Woed Box, wrapped up in Green Paper, sealed with the Proprietor's Seal, and bearing the signature of ROBERT ISSAC JONES on the Government Stamp. Sold by all the Wholesale Houses, and at the Cambrian Pill Depot, Tremadoc, North Wales. Retailed by all re- spectable Medicine Vendors in every town in the United Kingdom, in boxes at Is. lid., 2s. 6d., and 4s. 6d. each. Great saving in procuring either of the large boxes. t5!b Should anyone fail to obtain the Pills in his own neighbourhood, if 14 postage stamps for the Is. 1. box, 33 for 2s. 6d. or 60 for the 4s. 6d., be posted to the Cambrian Pill Depot, Tremadoc, North Wales, the Pills will be sent by return of Post. free. TO CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. NOW discharging a PRIME Cargo of PITCH PINE the logs are fresh, clean, and sound. SELECTED CURLY LOGS FOR PANELS, &c., APRIL, 1876. Our Brig Martha" has arrived with a very good Cargo of Red Pine Deals, Battens, Red and White Floor 1.. lVds. MAY, 1876. The above cargoes, added to our former stock of PITCH PINE, RED PINE, YELLOW PINE, OAK, ELM, BIRCH, MAHOGANY, RED AND WHITE FLOOP. BOARDS, will be found an excellent Lot from which to make selection. Windows, Doors, all sorts of Mouldings, Angle Beads, &c., manufactured on the Premises. JONES AND GRIFFITHS, ÅBERDOVEY, YNYSLAS, AND MACHYNLLETH. *5" Orders te be sent to Aberdovey. Saw Mills at Ynyslas. We are now yarding a cargo of RED and WHITE Prepared FLOOR BOARDS. July, 1876. ol JOHN BAKER, Rhydypenau Farm, Bow Street. BY the request of numerous friends ha.« been in- duced to take a VALUER'S LICENCE, and he will be happy to attend to the commands of gentlemen leaving their farms or requiring a Valuer's services con- nected with land or stock. J. REES AND SOS; WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, SILVERSMITHS, JEWELLERS, &c., Maengwyat Street, Machynlleth. Old Gold and Silver Bought. A LARGE variety of Fishing Tackle, Rods, Baskets, &c. Local Flies supplied and dressed to any pattern.—A Choice Stock of Single and Double- barrelled Breach and Muzzle-loading Guns. Old Guns Bought or Exchanged. EVAN REES, AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER Sales of every description arranged and conducted. VALUATIONS MADE. «) Reckitt's The marked superiority of a tbia Laundry Blue over gg others, and the qu.ck ?)>- Afl preciation of its merits by the Public faas been at- the Public has been at- M tended by the usua) result, ■■■ aris Tiz a flood of imitations »|le mm merit of the latter mainly con- JS gists in tbe ingenuity exerted$SLJP 5 W not simply in imitating tbe I II CJI equart shape but making the IBB I B V Jf general appearance of tbe wrap- pM" rebele th..t of the genuine IN SQUARES. ar e. the Manufacturers theret(*re to caution a!l buyeis to 8ee lieckitt's Pari;; fl;iie ou each pacset. s BEWARE OF WORTHLESS 1 IMITATIONS,
FACTS AND FANCIES. A contemporary says, Some of our future poets may be found among our street boys." Street boys are bad enough now. It is announced as a cheering sign of the progress of civilization among the Indians, that the Cherokee natives have a debt, and are unable to pay the interest upon it. Somebody advertises in a daily paper for a servant girl, "who would not be above placing herself on an equality with the rest of the family." The American Rochefoucauld says, even if a boy is always whistling I want to be angel," it is just as well to keep the key of the pantry out of his reach. An enterprising resident of New Orleans has patented an ap- paratus for switching boys off the back of cabs. The urchin who steals a ride is seized firmly from behind and is whipped by machinery, after which he is tossed gently in the air. The capacity of the machine is ten boys a minute. A story is told of a venerable negro in Iowa who was on trial for an offence against the State. When the case was announced in court, "The State of Iowa versus Sampson Ciesar," the aged African exclaimed. "What! de whole State of Iowa agin dis chile Den I surrenders." Much has been written against the bassoon, but the first even- ing after a young man who practised on one moved into the second floor of a house on Union Avenue, a smile lit up the face of an aged citizen on the floor above. He said he was now re- conciled to death. "There is something in old postage stamps, after all. I have heard of a lady decorating her bedroom with them; but a friend of mine has done better still. He has made a collection so com- plete that he was induced reluctantly to part with it for ze3,000 the other day.World. Sidney Smith being once at a dinner party, where the con- versation turned upon Captain Cook and his celebrated voyages round the world, an ignorant person, in order to contribute his mite towards social intercourse, asked him, Pray, was Cook killed on his first voyage I believe he was," replied Sidney Smith; "though he did not mind it much, but immediately entered upon the second." An establishment of a wholly novel kind is about to open in Paris, under the name of Restaurant de Santé. It is fitted up in the most luxurious manner and in the best possible taste. When you enter a medical man is introduced to you by the proprietor; your pulse is felt; your tongue is examined and you are questioned as to your present state of health, and as to your symptoms, if you are not well. Then you are ushered to your seat, and tempting dishes are placed before you in accord- ance with the doctor's prescription. A teacher in a Sunday school, says the New York Post, was explaining to his class of boys the meaning of Jacob's ladder," when one of the number, more inquisitive than attentive, in- quired "If the angels had wings, what was the need of a ladder for them Y" This was a poser, and while he was medi- tating a reply and unable to answer, another boy exclaimed I'll bet I can tell what they used the ladder for." Out with it, then," said the teacher. Oh, I guess they were moult- inc." Hood used to tell a story of a hypochrondriac who was in the habit, two or three times a week, of believing himself dying. On a certain occasion he was taken ill with one of his terrors while riding out in his gig, and, happening at the time to see in the road ahead his family physician riding in his carriage in the same direction, he applied the whip to the horse to overtake the old doctor as soon as he possibly could. The doctor, however, seeing him coming, applied the whip to his own horse and as he had a nag that was considered "a goer," they had a close time of it for about three miles. But the hypochrondriac driv- ing a faster horse, finally came alongside of the doctor, and ex- claimed, Hang it, doctor, pull up Pull up instantly I am dying!" I think you are cried .the doctor. "I never saw anyone going so fast!" The World rem,,rks: When the Archbishop of Canterbury speaks, he generally speaks to the purpose. Recently he pre- sided at a meeting for getting up a college for teaching the German or lip' system for the deaf and consequently dumb. As a large number of clergymen happened to be present he en- larged—with a touch of humour rare in archbishops—on the fact that in doing good, to others we ofttimes do good to our- selves. The 'lip' system requires distinct intonation on the part of the teacher, and Dr. Tait pointed out how great an ad- I vantage it would be if clergymen were taught to enunciate dis- tinctly. All those who have writhed under the ministrations of the curate whose r's' sound like w's,' and who, when he does not lisp or stutter doles out his sentences in a melodious drawl will thank the archbishop for his admirable words in season." A self-appointed Poet-Laureate has commenced an Ode on the War between Russia and Turkey, in which he proposes to sing the deeds of all who distinguish themselves on the tented field. At present he has completed two verses, which run thus But when the Czar at last, Arming his youth, Sent Petrovlarsichrayst Over to Pruth; Whem Ibraimrustechukus Met Stchobielefstt, Sighed the newspaper man, Give us a rest. I No rest for Khalifat- irtschuskeamos- I dsripstefoalmat Phrstchiogolas Met in the field where Giuguervenogorih- wallannoakwapchtinere I Giuguervenogorih- prstch-Hay(air. LORD BEACONFIELD'S CREST AND MOTTO.—Mr. S. Barton- Eckett writes in "Notes and Queries,"—I always understood that, until his elevation to the peerage and attendant grant of arms from the College of Heralds, Mr. Disraeli had no arms, crest, or motto. Debrett, at least, and other authorities were silent on the subject. I was surprised, therefore, the other day, on looking through a life (or, rather, a hostile criticism of the life) of the premier, just published by Goubaud and Son, to find the following extracts given from the Shrewsbury papers of 1841 respecting Mr. Disraeli's candidature for that borough. Be- sides the flags," says the Conservative paper, describing the in- cidents of the nomination day (on white silk, with blue orna- ments), we noticed the crests of the two candidates that of Tomline, a dove and olive branch; Disraeli's, a castle. The motto of the latter gentleman, Forti Nihil Difficile' (' To a brave man nothing is difficult'), was taken as indicative of the character of the honourable candidate" (Salopiaii Journal June 30, 1841). The Shrewsbury News (July 3, 1841) comments on the same circumstance from an opposite point of view There were several flags on the Tory side, some of them rather tastefully ornamented, and one bearing a surprising proof of the industry and research of Norry (sic) King-at-Arms, viz., a thing that pur- ported to be the crest of D'lsraeli and bearing beneath it the motto, Forti Nihil Difficile,' which, freely translated, means that the impudence of some men sticks at nothing. Now, it is a singular thing that the crest and motto thus used b) Mr. Disraeli in 1841 are those which he now bears, as Earl of Beacons- field in 1877. Are we to suppose, then, that in 1841 Mr. Disraeli was bearing the traditional crest of his family (perhaps granted when they resided in Spain), and that his right to bear it was only confirmed by the English College of Heralds in 1876 ? Or had the premier, with his accustomed foresight (having long ago prophesied his elevation to the House of Lords and given prominence to his present title), fixed at so early a period as 1841 upon the crest and motto which he intended to obtain when the necessity arose for him to do 1 Anyhow, the ex- tracts above given—and which, so far as I know, appear to have escaped observation by the writers who have commented on Lord Beaconsfield's recent grant of arms—take away any originality or novelty from the grant, so far, at least, as the crest and motto are concerned.
FROM LONDON LETTERS. The conduct of the Irish members during the memorable sitting of Monday night and Tuesday morning has been the one topic of discussion at Westminster. It is felt that the present position is intolerable, and that, if allowed to continue, all busi- ness, whether legislation or voting supplies, would be impossible. It is seen that this little faction-disownett by the great bulk of the Home Rulers, it is only fair to say-is not amenable to the considerations which ordinarily govern the conduct of gentle- men, and cannot be treated as such. At the same time, it is feared that if anything is done hastily and under the influence of present excitement the privileges of private members may not be properly taken into account, and they may afrerwards find the remedy to be worse than the disease. Mr. Puleston's motion was verv favourably received, inasmuch as it seemed to stop pure obstructiveness without curtailing lawful rights. But, at the Cabinet Council held yesterday, it was considered that the matter ought not to be left to a private member, but should be referred, on the proposal of Government, to a select committee. The more moderate members of the High Church party are very anxious to avert the schism which has been threatened in consequence of the Ridsdale judgment. One prominent member -in of their party—an M.P., I believe Mr. Beresford Hope, has drawn up a memorial in which the judgment is declared to be on the wnole not unsatisfactory, and one which the memoria- lists can accept, and which they recommend the clergy to accept, looking forward to the time when Convocation will be allowed to settle the ritual of the chiirch. -Liverpool Mercury. Last (Thursday) night's thunderstorm, which burst over Lon- don at about eight o'clock in the evening, was one of the most violent I ever saw. The corridors of the House of Commons were dark in a few seconds, and the flashes of lightning seemed to be setting the Palace in a blaze. But I have heard of no accidents there. In the north of London it was otherwise. At Kilburn the effects were terrific. The telegraph wires were cut for forty yards into fragments no longer than an inch or two, and the sections were doubled up in every conceivable shape, being, moreover, half fused by the electricity. At the same time, what is called a thunderbolt fell with great destructive effect in Bridge-street. Houses were shaken, windows were broken, and a young lad running across the street was severely burned. The shock was succeeded by a peculiar yellow and blue fog, and it is alleged that upon the street afterwards were found two bushels of what are called clinkers," supposed by those who gathered them to be the remains of a meteoric stone. I cannot speak to them, of course, and I shall be somewhat doubtful of the two bushels until some scientific authority explains how they got there but all the inhabitants swear that they formed part of the thlinderliolt. -Liverpool Post. Mr. Whalley's revenge upon the Speaker and Sir Stafford Northcote was a very clever one. The leader of the House told him that judgment had been passed upon his conduct on Tues- day morning, and that his behaviour on Thursday night was re- prehensible. The speaker passed him over when he wished to make a speech. Mr. Whalley thereupon announced the ap- proaching disestablishment of the Established Church. This is his resolution, to be moved next Tuesday. 1 give it in full:— Church of England Endowments.—Having regard to the vast and increasing amount of Imperial and local taxation, the continued depression and decline of trade, commerce, and manufactures, and the necessity for affording the utmost practicable freedom to industrial operations; also having regard to the fact that endow- ment of particular creeds and for., of worship is opposed alike to the interests of religion and morality, and to the principles of civil and religious liberty, it is expedient that the public money now applied to the support of the particular creed or form of worship known as that of the Church of England should be ap- propriated towards the liquidation of the National Debt or other relief of such public burdens, subject to full compensation for all existing interests affected thereby." There is a great deal in that resolution. When a man succeeds in connecting Imperial and local taxation, freedom or industrial operations, and the liquidation of the National Debt, with the interests of religion and morality, and principles of civil and religious liberty, there must always he an uneasy feeling about his capacity to do any- thing he undertakes.—Liverpool Post. Churchmen in the country are holding anti-confessional meetings, and calling upon the archbishops and bishops to take action against the Society of the Holy Cross. But what can they do ? They reluctantly confess that it is of no use to come to Parliament for fresh powers, and that a crusade would not answer." The action of the Upper House of Convocation re- solves itself, in fact, simply into an appeal, as has been said, to public opinion; and here the Ritualist clergy meet them on equal ground. The difference is that the public opinion of the Bishops is not the public opinion of the Ritualists. The latter live in their own narrow Church circle, and whether the "Priest in Absolution" is withdrawn or not, the system of confession will go on. It is within my knowledge that it is practised ex- tensively at the West End and in the western suburbs in Lon- don. The statement of the Holv Cross Society is that the number of persons of all classes who resort to confession has mul- tiplied year by year, and many of these are persons of the high- est education and refinement." This statement is literally true, and the Ritualistic clergy are not at all likely to discontinue the practice because the archbishops and bishops denounce and dis- courage it.- Biriiii?tgltain Post.