THE NORTH WALES EXPRESS, A FIRST-CLASS WEEKLY NEWSPAPER CONTAINING EIGHT PAGES—48 COLUMNS PUBLISHED ON THURSDAYS & FUIDAYS. TRICE ONE PENNY. POST FOLL SIX MONTHS, BY IF PAID IN ADVANCE, THUEE SHILLINGS; CREDIT, THREE SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE. IT CONTAINS REPORTS OF ALL PROCEEDINGS THROUGH- OUT THE NORTH WALES COUNTIES. A FULL DIGEST OF THE GENERAL NEWS OF THE WEEK. PARLIAMENTARY AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS. A SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS TOPICS. LATEST HOME AND FOREIGN TELEGRAMS. EDUCATIONAL, LITERARY, AND ANTI- QUARIAN ITEMS. SPECIAL BEPORTS OF MARKETS, TRADE AND AGRICULTURAL MATTERS GIVEN WEEKLY, A feature especially interesting to FARMERS AND TRADESMEN. "THE NORTH WALES EXPRESS" IS THE LARGEST PENNY PAPER IN THE DISTRICT. FIRST-CLASS ADVERTISING MEDIUM PUBLISHING OFRLCES I Holyhead, Bangor, Conway, Llandudno Rhyl, Holywell, Flint, Denbigh, Mold, Portmadoc. Dolgelley, and Festiniog. Scale of Charts for Advertisements IN > THE NORTH WALES FXPRESS AND Y GENEDL GYMRfclG. Per Line Parliamentary Notices, flection Ad- dresses, Public= Companies Legal 6<J and Public Notices, Sales of I property > &c., &c ) "Furniture Auctions and Private Sales, ) M Eisteddfodau, Entertainments, &c j Trade Addresses, Charities, Books, „, Lists of Subscriptions J SKnerial arrangement$made for a series of insertions J PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: Houses to be Let, Situations Wanted Situations Vacant .i-f-,Meuts Wanted Apartments to be Let Money Wanted Miscellaneous Wants Lost or Found Miscellaneous Wants -ine Lost or Found Are inserted at the undermentioned charges One Insertion (20 words) Is. Three Insertions >> • oci. And 3d. for each additional line of eight words. No Credit Advertisements charged less than 2s. 6d. All Advertisements not ordered for a definite period will be inserted until countermanded. a Discount of 10 per cent. allowed whe Advertisements are ordered in both papers. AgenCies everywhere throughout North ° Wales. I THE rOLLOWINfi IS A LIST OF THE Al"POINTED PUBLISHING OFFICES AND AGENCIES, Where Advertisements will be received up to noon on Thursdays:— ABEKGELE Mr Robert Jones, Stationer AMLWCH Mr D. Jones, Stamp Office Mr H. Hughes, Bookseller BANGOR Messrs Humphreys & Parry Misses Davies, Stationers Misses Roberts, do. Messrs Nixon & Jarvis, do. Mr Mendus Jones, do. Messrs Smith & Son, Railway Station BBAUMAIUS Misses Davies, Booksellers BETHESDA Mr John Jones, do 11 Mr D. W. Pnchard, do. BALA' Mr Hugh Lloyd, News Agent BAGILLT Mr Edw. Williams, Bookseller BARMOUTH Mr John Evans, News Agent BETTWSYCOED Mie Jones, do. CARNARVON Of all Booksellers and News- agents CONWAY Mr Owen Evans, Stamp Office Mr W. Jones, Stationer COLWYN BAY Mr Thomas Davies, Bookseller CORWEN Mrs Jones, London-road DENBIGH Mr W. A. Nott Messrs Smith and Son, Railway Station DOLGELLAU Mr Robert O. Rees Messrs Smith and Son, Railway DOLYDDSLEN Mr Ellis Pierce (Ellis o'r Nant) Mr Thomas Jones, Post Office FESTINIOG Mr Ellis Roberts, Bookseller Mr S. Howard, do. Mr Robert Thomas, do. Mrs Jones, Cambrian House, Tanygrisiau Mr Evan Lloyd, Saron HOLYHEAD •• Mr H. G.Hughes, Bookseller Mrs W llliains, Boston House Messrs Smith and Son, Railway Station HOLYWELL Mr J. Kerfoot Evans LLANDUDNO Mr W. B. Woodcock „ Mr Griffith, Napier House „ Mr Davies, Mostyn- street „ Mr Roberts, Liverpool House » Mr R. C. Tomkinson Mr Wm. Evans, Grocer >> Mr Andrews, Bookseller Mr B. Edmunds, Hairdresser. LLANBERIS Mr D. II. Williams, Stationers' Hall LLANGEFNI Mrs Williams, Bookseller LLANEKCHYMEIO Misses Jones, do. LLANUWST Mr Evan Evans, Watling-street IILANFAIKVECHAK" MrE. Williams, China-terrace LLANGOLLEN Mr Holding MOLD • • • ■ • • ilossrs Beresford & Co. Messrs Pring and Price Messrs Hugh Jones & Co MW\\ BRIDGE • • Messrs Smith and Son PoRTDiNomvic • «fohn Roberts PORTMADOC MRSE^;R UMPHREYS' BOOK- Mr O. P. Williams, do. Mr David Lloyd, do. r», IT Mr Robert Owen, Stationer n L • • Griffith Lewis, Bookseller Pr.NYGROES • • • p. Jones> New, Agcnt P*NMACHNO.. •• Prichard, Bookseller PENMAENMAWE £ ■;• p'• RHOSYMEDRE • Mr P. J ones, 1 miter RUTHIN MR K. RHYL Mr D. Irehearne Mr Bernng'to Mrs C. Nott Messrs Smithand Son, Railway Station
CORN. LONDON, WEDNESDAY.—The supply of all English grain was limited, and there' were moderate imports of foreign articles of the trade, for this day's market. English wheat in good condition was scarce, and sold steadily at the prices of Monday. Foreign qualities were in moderate demand at former quotations for prim red American and other approved descriptions. Grinding samples of barley were steady at previous values; there is little demand for other sorts. Fine qualities of malt were held with rather more firmness. Beans and peas realised previous values, with a fair sale for both articles. Oats were in good request at the enhanced quotations of Monday. JHaize met a better sale at rather more money for distant shipments imports, 14,600 qrs. LIVERPOOL, WEDNESDAY.-—-There is only a quiet retail trade in Wheat and Flour at yester- day's quotations. Indian Corn steady in value, but not active mixed American, new, 22s Od per quarter. Barley remains dull. Beans, if anything, are rather dearer: Egyptian, 38s to 40s per quarter. Peas, Oats, and Oatmeal quiet and unchanged. BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY.—At to-day's market there was.but a small supply of English Wheat, soi l about a Is per quarter, advance American more in demand at Gd to Is per quarter over last week's prices.
CATTLE. LONDON, THURSDAY.—At to.day's market there were 811 beasts, including 260 foreign, at is 6d to 8s OOd; 12,620 sheep and lambs — sheep, 5s to 6s 6d lambs, 7s 6d to 8s id 220 calves, from 5s 6d to 6s 8d per lbs.
PROVISION. LONDON, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were: 255 firkins otv,batter and 3759 bales of bacon, and from foreign ports 20,734 packages of butter, and 3541 bales of bacon.
WOOL. LONDON, TUESDAY.—To-day's catalogues coin- prised 84S4 bales, iucludbig 5344 Port Phillip, 997 New Zealand, 1151 Tasrnanian, 2DJ Queensland, 273 Cape, 203 Sydney, 180 Adelaide, and 42 skins. A fair attendance of buyers, and prices continue without charge.
BUTTER. CORK, WEDNESDAY.—Ordinary: Firsts, 102s; seconds, 95s thirds, 88s; fourths, 80s; fifths, 67s; sixths, 43s. Mild cured: Superfine, 119s &rsts, 104s; seconds, 97s thirds, 92s. There were 1617 -firkins in market.
DEAD MEAT. LONDON, MoxDAY.—Good supplies on offer, and trade moderately active at about previous rates; Beef, 3s Od to 4s 6d; mutton, 3s 8d to 5s 4d. veal, 5s 4d to 5s 9d; large pork, 3s 4d to 4s Od; small ditto, 4s 4d to 5s Od per stone.
COAL. LONDON, FRIDAY.—Business has been brisk, with a ready sale at an advance of Is. per ton. Hastings Hartley, 15s. 9d. Wallsend: Hartle- pool. 17s. 9d. South Hetton, 17s. 6d.; Tunstall, 15s. 9d. Hartlepool, 16s. 6d. South Hartlepool, 17s 6d.; Thornley, 17s. 9d Ships at market, 13 sold, all; contracts, gas, &c., 19—61; unsold, 4; at sea, 15.
DISTRICT MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH, MO.VDAY. The prices at this market were as follows: — Wheat (new,) 7s 6d to 0s Od per bushel; Wheat (old,) 7s Od to 8s Od per bushel: Barley, 5s Od to 6s Od bushel; Oats, 3s 3d to is Od; Beans, Os Od to Os Od Potatoes, 5s Od to Os Od per cwt. Beef, 10d to OOd per lb Pork, 8d to Od per lb Mutton, lOd to OOd per lo Lamb, Is Od to Os Od per lb Ducks, 4s tiel to Os Od per couple; Geese, Os Od to 0s Od per couple; Fowls, 2.s 6d to Os Od per couple Eggs for a shilling, 20; Fresh butter, Is Od to Us Od per lb Chees, 4d per lb. BANGOR, FRIDAY. Prices: Wheat, 46s Od to 48s Od per quarters barley, 35s Od to 38s Od oats, 26s Od to 28s; oat. meal, 35s Od to 37s Od per 210 lb. Potatoes, 3s fid to 4s 0 per cwt. Fresh butter, 16d to 18d per lb Beef, 9d to lid per lb mutton, lOd to lid veal, 7dto 8d; bacon, 7d to 9d; best home-cured hams, lid to 12d. CARNARVON, SATURDAY. The following is a list of to-day's prices :—Beef, 7d to lOd per lb; mutton, lOd to lid; veal, 8d to I lOd; pork, 8d to 9d; bacon, 7d to 9d. Cheese, 7d to 9d per lb. Fresh butter. 18d to 22d per lb pot ditto, 14d. Fowls (dead), 2s Od to Os Od each ditto alive, 14d to 15d; ducks, 3s to 3s 6d geese, Os Od to Os. Eggs, 18 for Is. Pota- toes, 7s to 7s 3d per cwt. Wheat, 45s to 48s Odper qr; barley, 36s to 39s Od; oats, 26s Od to 28s oatmeal, 36s Od to 39s Od per 240 lbs. CONWAY, SATURDAY. Wheat, 15s Od to 16s Od per hobbet: barter lis Od to 13s Od per hobbet; oats, 10s d to lis Od per hobbet; beans, OOs Od to 00s Od per hobbet; oatmeal, 36s Od to 38s Od per 241) lbs. DENBIGH, WEDNESDAY. The quotations at to-day's market were as foh- lows Wheat, 16s Od to 16s 6d per hobbet: bar- ley, lis Odto lis Od; oats, ïs Od to 8s Od. Fresh biittei, 12d to 14d per lb ditto pot, 17d to 18d. LLANRWSf, TUESDAY. The prices at this market were as follows; — Wheat, 16s Od to 17s 6d per hob -Wheat (uld,) 008 Od to 00s Od per hob Barley, 13s Od to lis 61 per hob Oats, 9s Od to 10s 6d per hob; Beans, OOs Od to OI)s Od per hob Oatmeal, 46s Od to 003 OJ. per 240 lbs. Potatoes, 1 is Od to 15s Od per hob. Fresh butter, lid to 14d per lb. Beef, yd to 12d per lb: Pork, 00s Od to OOs Od per lb Veal, 7d to 8d per Ib: Mutton, lOd to Is Od per lb; Lamb, net to Od per lb Ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; Geese, 0s Od to Os Od per couple; Fowls, 3s Od to is 6d per couple Eggs for a shilling, 14. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY'. The following were the quotations: Wheat, 7s 2d to ï s 4d per bushel; barley (malting), 6s Od to 6s Hel; oats, 3s 6d to 4s 6d; butter, 13d to 14d per lb; eggs, 12 to 1-1 for a shilling; fowls, 3s 6d to .1: 6d per couple ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple geese, Os Odto Os Od each turkeys, 10s Od to 00s Od each potatoes, 12 Ibs to 13 lhs for a shilling. P W Lh HELI .—WEDNESDAY. The following were the quotations: Barley, 20s per 220 lbs; oats, 28s per 315 lbs; oatmeal, 33s per 210 lbs; Indian com, 17s per 21) lbs. Fresh butter, Is lid per Ib; pot ditto, Is 1.1 to Is 5d per lb. Beef, 9d to Is 2d per lb mutton, lid to 1* 2d per lb veal, 8d to lid per lb ducks, 2s each fovyls, Is 9(1 each, eggs, 6s Od per 120 potatoes, 16s per hobbet. RHYL, THURSDAY. Very few farmers attended the market to-day. All sorts of supplies sold slowly. Wheat, 15s GJ to 10s barley, 10s to 13s beans, 13s 6c to 14s oats, 8s to lis. WREXIIAM, THURSDAY. The prices at this market were as follows:- White wheat, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per measure red do, 7s 3d to 7s 6d per bushel of 75 lbs. Potatoes, 4s 6d to 5s Od per 90 lbs. Fresh butter, 12d to 14d per bl. Beef, 9d to 10d per lb mutton, lOdto lid veal, 7d to Set Fowls, 3s Od to 4s 6d percouple.
On Tuesday, at Carrickfergus, Peter Johnson, Dane, and John Fcaley, were charged with having on the 25th May, on board the ship J. S. Wright, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, maliciously wounded and inflicted grievous bodily harm on C. Arm- strong, the boatswain. Information has been received from the authorities in America of the injured man's death. The accused were returned for trial at the assizes.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY. I Earl Granville presented a petition from Ireland in favour of applying to ladies the Bill for Inter- mediate Education. His lordship stated that he mediate Education. His lordship stated that he concurred in the prayer of the petition. The Bill was subsequently read a third time, and passed. The Public Health (Ireland) Bill was read a second time, and several other Bills having been advanced II a stage, the House adjourned at t wenty minutes to six. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FIIIDAY. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FIIIDAY. The Speaker announced that he had received a I' report from Mr Justice Field stating that Mr Grey had withdrawn his petition against the return of Mr Ridley, and that the withdrawal was not the result of any corrupt practice. Mr Isaac Wilson, the newly-elected member for Middlesborougli, took his seat. The House got early into Committee on the Highways Bill, upon which it remained at work till the hour of suspension, by which time it had reached Clause 20. At the evening sitting Mr E. Jenkins moved for a Royal Commission to inquire as to the teaching and practice by clergy of the Church of England doctrines and ceremonies not authorised by law, or contrary to the laws and usages of the Church as by law established. The hon. member supported his case by the quotations of numerous passages from Ritualistic writings and declarations. Mr Greene seconded the motion, which was opposed by Mr Beresford Hope, who observed that if Mr Jenkins succeeded in carrying his motion he would succeed in putting all parties and all sections of the Church so thoroughly at sixes and sevens, that the immediate result would be the disestablishment of the Church, and that Mr Hope surmised was not what his hon. f.1(l Mr Greene desired. Mr Walpole denied that any case had been made out in support of the general allegation that the Bishops and clergy of the Church were neglecting their duty by permitting the lawlessness alleged to exist. He believed that J;he practice of the Confessional was supported by only a few persons in the Church, and that the law was sufficient, or if it was not that it should be made efficient, for the authorities of the Church to deal summarily with the exceptional cases. Mr Ncwdegate deprecated a vague inquiry, but he would support a Bill empowering the institution of a specitic inquiry, in which witnesses might be examined on oath. Mr Mowbray thought that the step proposed was of so strong a character that it should be taken only under circumstances of para- mount urgency, and after all other expedients had failed. The Chancellor of the Exchequer de- plored, and in the strongest manner reprobated, the conduct of those who, from whatever motive, are using their position in the Church of England in a way so detrimental to the true interests of the Church. ".SfSBut he dwelt, as, with ft he exception or Mi'Green e~u nd Mr'Whitwell, all previous speakers' liacr done, upon the practical inconveniences and even impossibilities involved in the course of action suggested. Mr Jenkins withdrew his resolution, and the remaining ordcrs^being disposed of, the House adjourned at twenty minutes to one o'clock. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The Lord Chancellor stated that the Criminal Code Bill will be referred to a Royal Commission, composed of Lord Blackburn, Mr Justice Lush, and Sir James Stephen, who will sit during the winter months. In reply to Earl Granville, the Duke of Richmond made an important statement with reference to the foreign policy of the Govern- ment. He announced that on the .1th of June a convention was entered into between her Majesty's Government and the Sultan to the effect that if Batoum, Ardaham, Kars, or any of them should be retained by Russia, and if any attempt were made at any future time by Russia to take any further portion of the Asiatic territories of the Sultan as they would be fixed, by the Peace of Berlin, England engages to defend them by force of arms. In return for this engagement the Sultan promises to introduce necessary reforms in the government of the subjects of the Porte, the scheme of reform to be agreed upon between the two Powers. In order to enable England to make the necessary provisions for executing her engage- ment, the Sultan assigns the island of Cyprus to be occupied and administered by England. Should the Government of Russia at any time surrender to the Porte the territory in Asia acquired during the recent war, the convention will cease to operate" and Cyprus will be restored. The conditions of the convention having been fulfilled, a firman had been issued by the Porte authorising the transfer of Cyprus to 'England. Possession of the island would be at once assumed, and the government administered by Sir Garnet Wolseley on behalf of her Majesty. The statement, which the noble duke read from a written document, was received without any manifestation of feeling on either side, and the subject dropped. Several orders were advanced a stage, and their lordships ad- journed. » HOU*E OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. Mr John Roberts, the newly-elected member for Flint took his seat amid loud cheers from the Opposition benches. The Chancellor of the Ex- chequer was not in his place, and Lord Hartington, with au expression of regret at the right hon. gentleman's absence,, warmly seconded from all parts of the House, questioned Mr Cross about the alleged convention with, Turkey. Mr Cross answered in identical terms with those used by the Duke of Richmond. But the reception of the answer was much more lively in the House of Commons than in the House of Lords. A loud burst of laughter came from the Opposition benches on the reference to the pledge of the Sultan to introduce reforms in the government of his subjects. This spontaneous demonstration was answered by cheers from the Ministerialists, who again cheered at the announcement of the acquisi- tion of Cyprus, and the appointment of Sir Garnet Wolseley. Lord Hartington asked whether the information had been communicated to the Con- gress of the European Powers. Mr Cross begged that notice might be given of the question. Mr Gladstone put a question designed to clear up the ambiguity of the Ministerial statement on the point of the permanency of the transfer. Mr Cross said there was no doubt that the transfer was not per- manent, and assured the right hon. gentleman that this would be made clear in the papers that would be placed on the table in the course of the evening. Mr Ryland, following Mr Gladstone, was received with interruption, but it became evident as the noise subsided, and when Mr R viands found an opportunity of making himself heard, that he was not at the moment concerned about the Eastern Question, but about the reported in- fliction of Mr Justice Hawkins of fines upon jury- men. He gave notice that he would on Tuesday ask a question on the subject. On the motion to go into Committee on the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bdl, Mr W. M. Torrens moved an amendment declaring that the House is not pre- pared to adopt any measures which would tend further to diminish the supply of cattle from abroad. Mr Charley haviug seconded this amend- mcnt, Sir H. Selwin-Ibbetson, whilst defending the Bill, intimated that the Government would not bo disinclined, when in Committee, to agree to amendments by which cattle might be imported el from Spain, Portugal Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at the discretion of the Privy Council, upon the Council's being convinced that there was no disease in the countries named, and that regula- tions were in force which would prevent disease b ing communicated. Mr Forster, amid Opposi- tion cheers, complained that slaughter should be the rule and unrestricted imports the exception. He pointed out that the concession was more apparent than real, as it would be impossible for any Government to prove that its herds were free from disease. The debate was continued through- 17i out the sitting, the opponents of the Bill complain- ing that the concession was inadequate to the necessities of the case, and Mr C. S. Read, as spokesman of the Conservative county members, ..trging- upon the Government to grant no further concession. Towards midnight the Home Secre- tary interposed, and recapitulating the concessions announced by the Secretary to the Treasury, urged the House to go into Committee. The Marquis of Hartington, observing that it was a pity the con- cessions had not been announced on the second reading, and so saved two nights' debate, joined in the suggestion that the House should go into Committee, with the object of obtaining an ex- i tension of the concessions. Mr Torrens then, by permission, withdrew his amendment, and the House went into Committee prd forma, immediately resuming. The remaining orders were disposed of, and the House adjourned at twenty minutes past two (.'cluck. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Bill was read a thirci time and passed. The Innkeepers Bill was read a second time. The bill proposes that an innkeeper shall have the power, after the lapse of six weeks, to sell property left in his custody, provided that he has described the articles by advertisement, and has given due notice of his intention to sell them. Several other bills were advanced a stage. Replying to Earl Granville, the Duke of Richmond said the Govern- ment had received no official intimation that the Anglo-Turkish convention had been formally submitted to the Congress. To the further question by the Opposition leader whether the document had been unofficially submitted to the plenipotentiaries, he gave, an evasive reply. HOUSE OF COMMOMS.—TUESDAY. At the morning sitting, replying to Mr Forster, Mr Bourke said" the English ratification of the convention of the 4th June, between England and Turkey, was sent some time ago to Constantinople, and the Government had heard from Sir A. Layard that everything was settled. Mr Baring, who was to take the firm an to Cyprus, had left Constanti- nople. No official notification had been received that the convention had been formally notified to the other Powers eitiier at Berlin o'r elsewhere. The Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Bill was read a third time. The House then went into committee on the Highways Bill, discussion on which was continued nearly up to the suspension of the sit- ting at seven o'clock. At the evening sitting, Mr Errington called attention to the working of the Irish Land Act, 1 S70, and moved an address pray- ing for an inquiry. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. Mr Potter moved the second reading of the Real Estate Intestacy Bill, the object of which was to alter the presumption of the law in cases of intestacy, by which the real estate now passes to the eldest son^o that the real estate should be dis- tributed on the same principle as the personal estate. Mr Gregory moved that the bill be read a second time that day six months. Mr Leathfllan, Mr B. Hope, Mr Baxter, Sir J. M'Kenna, Mr Wlieelhouse, Mr Fawcett, Mr Hermon, Mr Shaw Lefeve, Sir G. Bowyer, Mr O. Morgan, Mr Leeniar., the Solicitor-General, and Sir W. V. Harcourt took part in the debate. On a division, the bill was thrown out by a majority of 36.
BANGOR NORMAL COLLEGE. The annual meeting of the subscribers of this institution was held on Wednesday afternoon at the college. Mr David Roberts (Liverpool), the honor- ary treasurer, presided, and the attendance in- cluded the mayor of Carnarvon (Mr Hugh Pngh), the Rev C. Davies, Messrs W. Thomas. D. White, R. Davies, W. Davies, T. Williams, J. Price (vice- principal), Ellis James, and others. Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Sir L'ewelyn Turner, Mr W. B. Hughes, M.P., Captain Verney, and other subscribers. The Rev D. Rowlands, principal, read the aitnual report, which stated that the college, which had now been twenty years at work, had more than justified the anticipations of its friends in re- gard to the important work it had been the means of accomplishing. Not to mention the sixty students now under training, it had turned out from the beginning 450 teachers of elementary schools. In point of health, vigour, and efficiency the college had never been in a more satisfactory state than at present. The Rev T." W. Sharpe, her Majestv's inspector, reported that the teaching of the students in the practising schools was charac- terised by vigour, clearness, and good sense; that the arrangements for instruction in the art of teaching were thoroughly good, and that the dis- cipline was in a very efficient state, whilst the cost of board was about 22 per cent below the average for England and Wales. DrHullah, her Majesty's inspector of music, had also spoken highly of the musical instruction and attainments of the stu- dents: and from his last year's report it appeared that of the students examined in practical skill in music, 93 per cent of the Bangor second year students had obtained (ii) per cent. and over of the marks given, a higher success than was obtained by any other trailing college in the whole king- dom. By the proceeds of a concert given by the students, supplemented bv donations from Mr R. Davies, M.P., Mr Bulkeley Hughes, M.P., Dr Roland Rogers, Mr T. M. Williams, and Mr Watkins. Dr Hullah's suggestion for the purchase of a pianoforte had been carried out. At the Christmas examination for certificates, 23 per cent of the students passed in the first division, and 80 p T cent in the first and second. Two last year students had been appointed assistant teachers under the London School Board, and, the demand for teachers continuing unabated, those students who left last Christmas, like their predecessors, were in a short time all appointed to schools. Last week the examination for admission was held, 96 from all parts of England and Wales presenting themselves. The finances continued in a satis- factory state, and it was evident that the institu- tion was held in very high esteem by a large and in- creasing body of contributors. Alegacv of £10 had been received from the late Mr Owen Jones, Castle View, Rhuddlan, and the committee had to acknowledge the valuable help given by msmy Sabbath schools and congregations. Bangor con- tributed last year £ 52 8s, and Bethesda E25 18s, a large proportion of the amount being small sums from quarrvmen. Llanberis, in like manner, con- tributed £ 9 10s Gel; and in Liverpool, where from the beginning the college had received most valuable support, £ 71 Gs öd had been subscribed, exclusive of X7 His from Birkenhead. The like cheerfulness was shown in other places, and the committee felt encouraged in continuing to prose- cute for the future the work which in the p ist, and in the present time, had proved to be of such immense, benefit to the country. The balance sheet showed that the expenditure for the year ended December 31 wasnU22 15s 6d. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said that although they had nearly every year a most satisfactory statement to hear, the present report was an iiiir)rover-- ent upon any of its predecessors. He trusted that this state of things would long continue (hear, hear). The Mayor of Carnarvon seconded the motion, which was unanimously adopted. On the motion of the Rev C. Davies, seconded by Mr W. Thomas, the following resolution was pils,ecl: Tii 'it thi;o annual meeting of donors and subscribers to the Bangor Normal College has pleasure in recording the deep satisfaction it feels at the wonderful progress the' cause of education is making in the Principality, and at the very efficient manner in which the work of this institu- tion continues to be carried on. The meeting also is very thankful that the college is so well sup- ported in the country: and, in view of the in- creasing requirements of our schools, and the extreme importanccthat this institution, which is expected to supply so many of them with teachers, should be maintained in a state of the highest effieicncy, that the annual meeting begs again most cordially tn commend the claims of the Normal College to the enlightened liberality of the friends of education. Messrs Hugh Owen, Hafoducha, Llanberis; E. H. Own, Tyeoeh, Carnarvon; and T. Davies, Maida-road. Booth;, were placed on the committee of management, and a vote of thanks was passed to Messrs Hugh Owen and J. Roberts, the honorary secretaries, the financial committee, and the mem- bers of the staff. The Mayor of Carnarvon, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Chairman, said that Mr Roberts was one of the earliest and most faithful iriends of the institution, which owes much of its success to the time and trouble he had bestowed upon its affairs (hear, hear). The Chairman, in acknowledging the compli- ment, j-ajd there was no institution in which he felt a greater interest than the Normal College, and, but for its establishment, he did not know what would have become of education in Wales.
A DAY'S RIDE. At four o'clock on the morning of the 22nd of I May last, Francesco Peralto, the Mexican rider, mounted on a fleet horse, dashed away from the judges' stand in Fleetwood Park, and began a ride of 305 miles, which he hoped to accomplish within fifteen hours. At 6.31 o'clock in the evening the same indetatig.ible rider dashed up to the judges' stand, reining his steed on to its haunches, the task completed, and twenty-nine minutes to spare. Thirty-four horses and six mustangs had been pro vided, as Mr Bergh (of a certain New York society) had refused to permit the ride unless forty horses were used.' Of these a dozen at a time were kept in readiness beside the judges' stand. Here Carillo, the friend of Peralto and his rival as a rider, saddled e )ch horse, looking carefully to the girths, and drawing the *i>tcrt strap with a skill and degree of tightness only attained by long practice. Peralto changed horses at the end of each mile, sometimes springing from the back of one to that vi another without touching the ground, and always changing so quickly that the average time between the stop- ping of one horse and the starting of the next was but four seconds. Peralto wore a jockev cap of blue silk and a suit of black, of which he soon doffed the coat, riding most of the time in his shirt sleeves. He also wore goggles and used a respir- ator, an ingenious contrivance covering the month and materially aiding the breathing^ At 8.23 o'clock he had completed 100 miles, and then rested for nine minutes, during which time he was exam- ined by his physician, who pronounced him to be in capital condition. At 9.41 Peralto left the track for twenty-four minutes for breakfast. At 11.11 o'clock he had completed just half his ride, and was speeding on his monotonous rounds with un- diminished vigour. At noon he rested for twenty minutes, was undressed, sponged, and changed his underclothing. After taking a little beef tea and a sip of lemonade he was again up and off, amid the cheers of the spectators. About one Mr Bergh appeared on the scene, and after watching the rider for a short, time and consulting with his officers, said he was satisfied that everything was as it should be, though, for his part, he could nov see. where the fun came in. At this time. too, ten fresh horses were added to the number already on hand. The best time was made on the 154th mile, which was covered in 2.10 by a wiry-little sorrel mustang known as Little Tom. Remlto took his last rest of eleven rninutes at three o'clock, and was given a glass of oatmeal water. For the last five miles the plucky rider showed what he could still do by springing directly from one saddle to another without stopping. The 305th mile was completed in 2.14 minutes. As he then reined in his smoking pony, a thousand friends pressed for- ward to shake hands and congratulate him, but the doctor interfered and Peralto rode away to the clubhouse, where he was rubbed and put immedi- ately to bed. He was in good couditicn, though his pulse beat at 140, and he had nearly lost ten pound during his tremendous ride. In the course of it he was thrown by one horse, and another went lame and had to be changed.—New York Times.
A I™WKE™TFAI;MER KILLED BY A BULL. On Friday last a fatality occurred which has cast a. gloom over the Dewsland side of the county of Pembroke. Mr John Thomas, of Crugglas, near Solva, had a black bull, of the Castlemartin breed. Though a young animal, it was becoming famoits as a prize taker at the local cattle shows. It was Mr Thomas' intention to exhibit the animal at the forthcoming Royal Show at Bristol. On Friday last, and prior to being sent away, Mr Thomas Morgans, Trenewydd-fawr, and Mr Henry Phillip", Cwmwdig, paid Mr Thomas a visit, for the purpose of seeing it. The bull was led out, and when the three gentlemen had returned it to its shed, it somehow broke the stick which was fastened to the ring in its nose. The infuriated brute rushed at Mr Morgans, gored him, and ripped open his bowels. Mr Phillips and Mr Thomas tried all means to detract the attention of the bull, but only succeeded when too late. The bull then rushed at Mr Phillips, broke his leg in two places; and fractured some of his ribs. It afterwards attacked Mr Thomas, and twice tossed that gentle- man up to the rafters of the shed. During the time the bull was tossing Mr Thomas, the two others managed to crawl out of the beast's reach. Mr Thomas got hold of the ring in the bull's nose and held on till he saw a chance to escape. Mr Morgans was taken into Crugglas House, and ex- pired in lialf-au-hour. Dr. Howell, Solva, is of opinion that the chances of Mr Phillips' recovery are few, and entertains but small hopes. Mr Morgans' age was about 36 years. He was well- known as a breeder and judge of live stock, and was a universal favourite with all who knew him. The sad affair has cast a very deep gloom over the neighbourhood.
Our merchant shipowners do not seem to be de- riving any particular benefit from the commerce with our Indian empire. Freightage from Calcutta has fallen from about 50s to 17s (ii per ton and we are told that one shipiwner alone in the city has dropped £ 1400 on each of the last seven ships from that port. Miss Beckwith, who astonished us some little time since by swimming ten miles in the Thames before she was 15 years of age, will, we hear, shortly make an attempt to swim twice the distance. Should she succeed, she will probably try the passage fromTJover to Calais. In a court in Whitechapel, London, an old man and his wife were brutally beaten by a neighbour with a poker on Tuesday morning. The man died in the course of the afternoon, and the woman is in a precarious stare. The murderer is still at large. The Earl of Aylesford, who last week figured -o ignominously in the Divorce Court, is not only the fortunate owner of nearly 20,000 broad acres in three counties, but is also the patron of seven livings—Ashby a and Saxel^y, Leicestershire: Red worth, Bickenhill, Meriden, and Paekington, Warwickshire and Ditton, in Kent. A VIOLENT POLICEMAN AT CARDIFF.—J. Driscoll, a young man, living in Christina-street, Cardiff, with his parents, was charged at the Cardiff police- court, on Monday, with beinsr disorderly and threatening to stab P.C. John Thomas. The de- fendant had, it was alleged, broke open the door of a neighbour's house. The constable intertcred, and attempted to take him into custody, when the defendant, who had a knife in his hand, threatened to run it into him. The constable knocked him down with a blow from his fist, and took the knife from him. The mother of the defendant wlt, called, and she stated that her son was subject to fits, and though generally very quiet, was at rirno attacked by periods of insanity. He was very weak, and the constable knocked him down on the doorstep, not from any threats from the defendant.. but. troui bad temper on the part of the. policeman. She attempted to screen her son, and speak to Uv constable, when lie struck her also a violent blow on the breast, the effect of which she felt for s.rae time afterwards. The policeman did not deny that he might have struck the woman, and Mr Jones expressed strong dissatisfaction at the policeman's conduct. He must (Mr Jones said) be a very violent man to knock down the defendant, vho evidently was too weak to make any resistance,but it was considerable worse to strike the woman who had not been guilty of any offence. Dr. Paine subsequentle, at the request of Mr James, exam- ined the defend iiit and stated that he had no doubt that he was suffering from insanity. The bench directed that he should be sent to the union pre- vionsly to b-c< sent to a lunatic asylum.
| SJ.AUuJiA.iSi biIjljACii UE PiiOiUISE ca £ f;. £ 2500 DAMAGES. In the Ili-h Queen's Bench Division, on Satur- day i, t, before the Lord Chief Justice, the breach oi promise oi marriage case. Fitzgerald.r. Gubbina, was set down for hearing before the Lord Chief Justice and a Dublin special jury. Judging it had been allowed to go by default, and the only quo3- tion for consideration was the amount of dy nages I to be assessed, and tnis W.1, satisfai.-tori! y ar "p;} out of court. the plaintiff, and ho was 3nippy m say it- would -)..t be necessary to trouble his lordship or the Court with a trial of the case. He was giad to say that quitters had been amicably arranged between the parties The plaintiff in the case was Miss Emily Fitzgerald, daughter of Mr Fitzgerald, of (J; truss, count j Limerick, ;aid the defendant was Mr Stamer- Gubbr.is, whose father was a Deput e-Lieutenant and High SHetiff cf the county, and whose brother also occupied a high position in the county. Both parties w >r" connected with the best society in the county Limerick, and it would be a matter to be deplored tnat there should be acrimonious litiga- tion between them if it could be avoided. The families were connected in this waf-Dr. Joseph dubbins was married to a sister of the plaintiff, and it was through that connection that the intimicy arose, and which led to the subject of the present action. The action was in no way brought for monev, although it would end ill the recovery of a pecuniary verdict in a sense, and the arrange- ment i hat had been come to had beeu facilitated in the highest degree by Dr. Jcseph dubbins, and it never could have been come to but for the assurance of his friends on the other side which he had re- ceived that not only throughout the whole of the transactions between Miss Fitzgerald and Captain dubbins, Miss Fitzgerald was free from blame; but also that Mr dubbins had pledged himself that he never had stated anything to the contrary. Ho hoped, therefore, the resirtt- they had arrived at would be satisfactory. It was this—> hat the defen- dant shall submit to the payment of £ 250.) to tho plaintiff, and snail also pay Her co-ts of the suit, and he hoped that would be a sufficient- vindication in the eyes of eveiy one in regard to the position of the young lady, and show that Mr dubbins was not insincere. It was an unfortunate things that breaking off the engagement that at one time promised to be a happy one between them. Mr Murphy, Q.. C., on behalf of the defendant, said that he never uttered a word against this vouag lady, and never said that it was anything whatever in he.' conduct, or in any knowledge of lies during their courtship, that caused him to break off the < ontraet he had entered into, and so he stated in the letter to her father. He stated lie had no other cause than the state of his health- fro n an unfortunate accident he met in the hunt- i-le uttered ing field, or whilst o-it riding, ile never uttered a word against this young lady, and even if he had corne into court he would not have done sc. The Lord Clrcf Justice.—Those are very oroper statements made on both sides. Is it nee; i ry to take the verdict of a jury? The Solicitor-General.—No, my lord; a < .msent can be made a rule of court. The consc it has been entered into, and has been signed.
CHALUIE OF BOBBERY AGAINST A BAROXEf. At tnr Marylebore Police Court, Loudon, on Saturday last, Sir Cupel Fitzgerald, Bart, 2.), living at the Southampton Hotel, Surrey, was brought up on a warrant, before Mr Mansfield, charged with stealing two diamond stars and other articles oi jewellery, value £ 100, the. property of Susan Stevens. Mr de,.rge Lewis, solicitor, prosecuted, and in opening the case said it was hardly possible to gtate the. feeling of indignation which must bç, felt for the man who stood in the position of the prisoner. He made the aee-uunt :nee of tin prose- cutrix, and it was alleged he had robbed her of her personal jewellery valued at £ 400. A reward had beeii offered in the Times for the prisoner's appre- hension, and -shf afterwards heard that he was at an hotel in Surbiton. The prosecutrix is now at Peterborough; and, as it would be impossible for her to be present then, he should read her informa- tion SUM! the letters referred to, and ask for a remand. The information of the was as follows:—" J live at vv i;stb< >urne Park-villas. I have known one SirCapei Fitzgerald, Bart., very Bljghtly, but intjiuatelv since the last six week: and during that period he visited my house. On his invitation 1 accompanied him to Paris on the 14th ot June, and ^topped there with him eight days, returning to Loudon on the morning of the 25th J une. In my trunk I had placed my jewellery and a jewel case, consisting of two diamoud stars, a pair of diamond earrings, a pair of pearl and diamond earrings, a dumond bracelet, and other diamond ornaments, v due altogether about..Ci(ML When I looked in my trunk four or fiVe hours after my arrival I missed the r ai.i jc.vellerv, which I had so safely put into my trunk. The said Sir Capel Fitzgerald accompanied me to my house where the trunk was, but he left, the house." The same even- ing 1 charged him with having stolen the aforesaid property. He admitted that he had taken it, and pressed me to wait until Friday, when he would hring it back; and he sub--oquentl>- asked mo to wait until the next Monday, which I did, r..ivi,ig, however, to prosecute hi-o, even if he dv be'; Ilg back the property. He lift* never retu d the same, and ha a not since been to my house: 5 b ive made inquiries, and ascertained that lie is .eft the house where lie WHS residing last Krid v, and has left no address, and has absconded, iJi i'ore he did so he wrote to me the letters prod\ od, in which he states, You do not know what, tempta- tion is, especially if yea arc with anyone you care f )r.' 1 pray a warrant for his arrest for the felony ti c f(" committed. The said Sir Capcd Fitzgemld has no house, and I do not la: nv his address." The first letter iced bvjMr Lewie to the Court commenced: My darling?" and wer.t en to savthat the things would b6 brought back on the following Monday, and was signed "C;ip; l." The next was dated from Long's Hotel, New P-ond-street, and was as fotlow.s. Emmie what must you think of me. and what can I say in palliation if _Vou knevvali, poriuins you would not he so linrd, but this I Ii., uot know whether yon are or noO, as yon have n sr.H a word, I wish T on had, it W £ 'V »• be to your silence Yon uo not know wna .Lsnptati ai in. es;ie<-ially if yon Itre with anyone you care for an;l God i<my jndio I love you better taan anyone hi this world, oi have <wer clout' .ay darling, can you I' I J1lt', r 01111 run .-r H\yself! However, en Friday, all will be made rijrhl, and yon then yerlvxs to a certr.i extent will fovirivo me. Shall I eorae to yoti, E^.inie I do not kaow how to face tiioso eyes oi ^-ours.—-Yor.r^ always, CATEI.. His third letter wa« w- i$t n from hi, hotel, and received by the prosecutrix: — My Das lin« Lhmue—No rooms at the Omit Western except sitting and be Iroo as. so have so; aroomhene in 23 on the second floor Write me a luic to-nisrht, my I-darling-, and forgive m? all. I shall nee you if you like to-morrow, and Oil Fridav all will he riaht. I do love you so much, and you inust.kuow it, darling. T am,and shall he, kg lonr}y without you.- Yours ever and- always, CAPSI. Mr Lownow intinv.iie*! that he could not pro- ceed further with the C;¡,C, and the prisoner was accordingly remands i. He left the dock without saying anything.
Mi Samuel Turrell, surgeon, of Wind-! has been fined at the Bucks Iiiaw- i rally receiving a lunatic in a house n< duly 'licensed. POTATO DISEASE.—Our Waierford corn -p jiident tays reports from all parts of couniy '<ork state j that the potato disease is uxuwrsa}-~inc!eed it is reported all over the south of Ireland, We learn that the committee now sitsun"- at ihe War Ottiee favours th.. idea of a ooucessioti being made to the volunteers as regards clothing and equipment, and that arrangements will probabfy be made for lessening the CXDCII-OS which in dividual I corps have to bear in that direction.