J^ATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, CARNARVON AUGUST 24, 25, 26, 27. PRELIMINARY SUBSCRIPTION LIST. £ a. d. Right Hon. Lord Penrhyn 100 0 0 Hon. G. S. Douglas Pennant, M.P. 20 0 0 His Grace the lJpke of Westminster. 10 0 0 Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Bart.. M.P 10 0 0 W. Bulkeiey Hughes, Esq., M.P 10 0 0 Captain Pritchard Rayner 5 0 0 Major Cornwallis West 5 0 0 D. S. Davies, Esq., Liverpool 5 0 0 Col. the Hon. W. E. Sackville West 3 3 0 Lord Bishop of Banao 3 3 0 -r Col. Rowlands, C.B. Y.C 3 3 0 Major of Conway 3 3 0 Edward Breese, Esq., Portmadoc. 2 2 0 Major Platt, Gorddinog 2 0 0 Mayor of Pwllheli 2 2 0 Carnarvon. D. RHYS, Sec. x3949b TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CARNAR- VONSHIRE DISTRICT BOROUGHS. GENTLEMEN,— I beg to return you my sincere and hearty thanks for Le honour you have done me in having returned me for the ninth time to serve as member of the Commons' House of Parliament for these Boroughs. The fact of my return having been unopposed induces me to believe that by my earnest endeavour to do my duty during the many years in which I have been your representative, I have earned the confidence not only of one political party but of the constituency generally. I beg to assure you gentlemen that I shall con- tinue to devote my best and most energetic service to the representation of this constituency in Parlia- ment. I am, gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, W. BULKELEY HUGHES. Plas Coch, March 31st, 1830. 3950 e MPiWfWWTli ra ■■rjMMaKMMMHBWBaaWMta—MMM
Jprijjs, BJarrageii attfc grains. BIRTHS. MacDonald—On Good Friday, the wife of Mr T. Richard MacDonald, Gronant, of a daughter. Roberts-March 24, at Pool-lane, Carnarvon, the wife of Mr John Roberts, flannel manufacturer, &c., of a son. Roberts—March 22, the wife of Mr Griffith Ro- berts (Asaph Ogwen), 96, Carneddi-road, Beth- esda, of a son. Roberts—March 25, the wife of Mr David Roberts, Crown-street, Carna von, of a son. Williams—March 24, at Penbryn-bach, Pool-street, Carnarvon, the wife of Mr Owen Williams, master- carter, of a son. MARRIAGES. Davies—Williams—March 20, at the Congregational Chapel, Llandudno, by the Rev R. Parry (Gwalchmai), Mr David Davies, Bodafon, to Miss M. E. Williams, Castle View,—both of Conway. Hugbes-Blennerhasset-March 27, at St Clement Church, Liverpool, by the Rev J. P. Thorn, William Parry, second son of Mr Owen Hughes, Menai Bridge, to Rachel, second daughter of the late Captain J. W. Blennerhasset, Liver- pool. Humphreys—Griiffths—March26, at Nant Chapel, Lleyn, by the Rev W. Jones, M.A., in the pre- sence of Mr E. T. Griffith, Mr Hugh Humphreys, Tan-y-gTaig, Llangian, to Miss Catherine Griffiths, Br>n-y-bugail, of the same parish. Jones—Davies—March 23, at St David's Welsh Church, Browniow-hili, Liverpool, by the Rev E. T. Davies, Captain Evan Jones, to Margaret Davies. Jones—Jones—March 29, at the Registrar's office, Carnarvon, by Mr W. R. Whiteside, Mr William Jones, to Miss Ellen Jones,—both of Clwt-y- bont, Llanddeiniolen. Jones—Jones—March 26, at St David's Welsh Church, Browniow-hili, Liverpool, ;by the Rev E. T. Davies, Mr Robert Jones to Mary Eliza- beth Jones,-both of Liverpool. Jones—Williams—March 22, at St David's Church, Festiniog, by the Rev John Davies, rector, Mr David Llewelyn Jones, son of the late Mr Edward Jones, gardener, Penllyn, Llangollen, to Miss Margaret Williams, eldest daughter of Mr Sadrach Wi'liams, Battery, Ebenezer, Llan- dinorwig, Carnarvon. Jones-Parry-March29, at Nant Chapel, Lleyn by the Rev William Jones, M.A., in the pre- sence of Mr E. T. Griffith, Mr Hugh Jones, Pea- y-morfa, Llanengan, to Miss Ann Parry, Abersoch. Owens—Williams—March 27, at Holy Trinity Church, Birkenbead, Arthur Owens to Jessie Williams. Richards—Williams—March 23, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, Mr David Richards, Bionrhiw, Llandwrog, to Miss Jane Williams, Buarth Newydd, Llandwrog. Roberts—Brookes—March 25, by license, at the Baptist Chapel, Llandudno, by the Rev J. Thomas and the Rev R. Parry (Gwalchmai), Mr John Roberts, Belgium House, 16, Chapel- street, to Miss Jane Brookes, eldest daughter of Mr George Brookes, 8, North Parade,both of Llandudno. Stone—Edwards—March 24, at the Holy Trinity Church, Manchester, by the Rev A. E. Welby, Mr John William Stone, Admiralty, London, to Cassie Jane, youngest daugther of the late Mr John Edwards, of Llangefni and Upper Ban- gOT. "Williams —Thomas—March 23, at Festiniog, by the Rev T. J. Wheldou, Mr W. O. Williams, Rhyd, to Margaret Thomas, Wem,-both of Llanfrothen, Penrhyn. DEATHS. Evans—March 25, after a prolonged illness, of consumption, aged 35, Mr David Evans, Pen- rhiw, Eglwysbach Edwards-March 27, at 38, Church-street, Liver- pool, aged 21, Mr James Edwards, junr. Evans-March 24, aged 27, after a prolonged ill- ness, Gwen Ellen, eldest and beloved daughter of Captain John Evans, 6, Pepper-lane, Car- narvon. Evans-March 26, aged 5, Evan, only and beloved son of Mr and Mrs Henry Evans, Bryn-y-ffynon, Nantmor, Beddgelert. Edwards—March 27, at Tan-y-bryniau, Llansant- ffraid-Glan- Conway, in his 82nd year, David Edwards. Griffiths-March 27, after a snort illness, aged 28, Margaret Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr Griffith Griffiths, Uxbridge-pquare, Carnarvon. Hughes—March 27,' aged 51, Mr Edward Hughes, batcher, 7, South Penrnllt, Carnarvon. lIughes-February 21, at Pen'rallt, Llanfechell, Anglesey, Mr John Hughes, aged 91. Hughes-March 24, at his residence, 92, Tetlow- street, Liverpool, aged 87, Mr Daniel Hughe?, •formerly of 252, Great Homer-street, Liverpool. Hughes—March 25, aged 22, Annie, the beloved wife of Mr E. G. Hughes, 27, Albert-road, Waterloo, Liverpool. Hughes—March 25, at 3, Island-road, Garston, aged 36, IV ary, the wife of Mr John Hughes. Humphries—March 23, at 30, Bousfield-street, Liverpool, aged 22, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr Christopher Humphries, and the only daughter of the late Mr Moses Griffiths, of Scotland-road, Liverpool. Jocc-yn (Viscountess)—March 26, at Cannes, tlie Viscountess Jocelyn. jnvn^—March 22 a!šer1 22. Mr Owen Jones, Ty'n Morfa, Llanyatumdwy. Rees-March 21, at Groes Farm, Ruabon, aged 61, Mr Edward Rees, formerly of Glan Clywedog, Llanidloes, and father-in-law to the Rev J. Eiddon Jones, Llanrug, aud to Mr J E. Jones, 9, Evert an-road. Liverpool. Roberts-April 1, at Pool-side, Carnarvon, aged 89, Mr William Roberts, formerly of the 22nd Regiment, for many years gardener to Mr Maddock, Richmond Hill, Carnarvon. Thomas-March 19, aged 63, Catherine, the beloved wife of Mr John Thomas, Ship broker, 24, Bangor-street, Carnarvon. Thomas—March 21, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr John Thom as, Nant-y- ty, near Bethesda, aged 67. Williams—March 25, at his residence, 53, Peel- street, Prince's Park, Liverpool, aged 54, Cap- tain Thomas Williams,of Parciau, Criccieth. Williams—March 29, at his residence, Darlington House, Church-street, Egremont, aged 66, Mr John Williams, late of Seaview-road Liscard. Williams—March 19, at the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, aged 46, John Williams, bricklayer, of 36, Grey-street, Liverpool. Winchester—March 27, at 86J, Crown-street, Aberdeen, in* his 100th year, Charles Win- chester.
BUCK AND WHITE JINGOES. In the April number of the Nineteenth Century the Member for the Elgin Burghs, who is a Gazetteer and a Blue Book in one, draws a distinction between Black and White Jingoes. We suppose it is the same distinction as that made in Rome between the black and white Pope or in Russia between the black and white Czar. In real life, as we know, the black is not so verj black or the white so very white. Still, in political or, for the matter of that, in religious societies there is always a gentle- man in black somewhere in the back-ground to relieve by way of contrast, and as a set- off to the whitey-blackness of his masters. The late Pope Pius IX., for instance, was the white Pope, but the General of the Jesuit3, was the black Pope, and, as we may suppose, he was considered in Rome to be the evil genius of the Papacy,-the raven croaking out sinister prophecies against those who made the least concession to the demands of the age. In the same way we are told there are black Jingoes and White. The former Mr Grant Duff gives up as reprobates past praying for. They are persons," he says, who are grappled to their bad opinions by all kinds of sinister interests, and we may say in the words of the poet, traversing the dreary realm at the gate of which hope is left behind, 'Let us not speak of them, but look and pass' We suppose the members of the new Pat- riotic Association," which held its first meeting at St James's Hall on Saturday evening last, belong to the Black-Jingo order. Since next to heaving 'arf a brick at his head" there is nothing so stunning as a good knock-down epithet, we have to thank Mr Grant Duff for a term which de- scribes what this Patriotic Association is intended to be. The wooden guns set up on dummy forts to take in inexperienced en- gineers are known as Quakers," and the impression which the Patriotic Associa- tion wish to produce is, that all our Liberal protests against the dissolution of the Empire and the surrender of India to the first comer are only too many wooden guns. They do not take in our sharp-sight- ed friends of the Patriotic Association." It is all in vain that Mr Goschen, Lord Granville, and a whole host of Liberals of the old school protest that they never have harboured a thought of concession to Home Rule in Ireland, much less to the" Perish India policy with regard to our foreign relations. It is all to no purpose. The "Patriotic Association of Black Jingoes, as Mr Grant Duff prefers to call them, would have no raison d'être unless to raise this cry of alarm to the agony point. Since they are in most cases Liberals who have ratted, like Lord Charlemont, or Radicals who want, as the member for Newcastle, their own ticket and no other, they show all the proverbial zeal of converts. They are nothing if not proselytisers; like the rene- gades to the Crescent, they must be the Mamedukes of Imperialism, the panissaries of the Sultan. Indeed, these Turcomans, as we may call them without offence, a trifle exaggerate their own importance and actually embarrass their employers. The late Emperor Napoleon admitted that France before July, 1870 had slipped out of his hands. What he should have said was that he let loose the dogs of war and then could not call them back; and this is the danger- ous game which modern Conservatism is playing. A Tory Democracy is a state of Society we do not wish to gravitate to so we can only hope that the coming elections will give the Black Jingoes" a quietus for some time at least.
ELECTION NOTES. It is again rumoured that Lord Beacons- field intends after the election to resign the Premiership. Probably his lordship will have no option in the matter, but if his party should come back with a small majority it is probable that he will retire from the leadership. In that case the names of Lord Cairns and Lord Salisbury are mentioned for the succession. That Lord Salisbury wcald stand the appoint- ment of Earl Cairns is, however, incredible. Nor would the party care much about the Chancellor, whose personal popularity by no means corresponds with his undoubted ability. At a crowded and enthusiastic meeting of Mr Morgan Lloyd's supporters at Amlwch on Wednesday evening, the chairman an- nounced that Mr Fanning Evans had with- drawn his candidature, and had expressed his regret for having disturbed Mr Lloyd's seat. Mr Evans had further stated that he. never would have come out against him had he had the slightest idea that Mr Morgan Lloyd was still so popular in the boroughs. The announcement was received with great applause, and after Mr Lloyd had delivered a powerful address on the leading questions of the day. A vote of confidence was nn- auiuioualy passed. The Conservatives of Anglesey are rash I enough to believe that Captain Pritchard Rayner is going to head the poll at the contest on Saturday, whilst the Liberals are confident there is no reason to suppose the Lib- eral majority will be less than in 1874, when Mr R. Davies polled 800 votes over his Con- servative opponent. The progress of Mr Davies through the county has been most successful, and evidences are not wanting to prove that the sons of Mona are in 1880 quite as staunch in their political faith as they were in ] 874. Captain Rayner and his supporters must deceive themselves very much if they suppose the electors of Angle- sey would be appropriately represented by a man who has no political convictions, and whose sole gratifications are that he is a sporting character, and of a good sort." If every elector in Anglesey does his duty on Saturday, the result of the poll will teach Capt. Rayner and his admirers a lesson not to throw the county to the cost and turmoil of a hopeless contest to place upon Captain Rayner the :misrepresentation of an intelli- gent constituency like Anglesey. —1 —♦ As will be seen from another column the veteran member for the Carnarvon Boroughs has been returned unopposed to the New Parliament. The formal election took place on Wednesday, when the hon. gentleman attended at the Guild Hall in this town, and delivered a short address, after waiting as the law requires for three hours. It would have been a most un- gracious acknowledgment of long and valued services if Mr Bulkeley Hughes, having so consistently represented the sen- timents of his constituents had been put to the trouble of a contest election the worthy member now returns to Parliament for the ninth time as the representative of these boroughs, and Carnarvon shares alike the honour of being represented by the oldest member in the House. We trust the day is far distant when a successor will be re- quired to fill a seat whichhe has so long and so happily represented. The rival candidates for the county of Carnarvon have during the past week vigor- ously pursued their canvass, and the excite- ment in the contest increases as the probable result becomes clearer for the Liberals. Mr Watkin Williams has held meetings at Pen- maenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Bangor, and in the LleyB. district, and his reception in every instance has been uniformly enthus- iastical. At Bangor, the hotbed of Conser- vatism in the County, the demonstration on Saturday last far exceeded the anticipation of the Liberals. It is certain if every elec- tor will manfully record his vote according to his conviction, the hon. gentleman will be returned by a large majority. The electors are undoubtedly more enlightened than on the last occasion, and will shake thraldoms of Tory oppression which was so heavily forced upon them. The Tory landlords now find their innocent tenants fearlessly declaring their intention to resist any undue pressure brought to bear upon them. If the friends of peace and prosperity continue to hold before the electors the true principles of the contest they will check the misleading and perverse statements which are being made by their opponents, and will look hopefully to the issue of the election as an honest and unstiflad expression of the constituency, in favour of those Liberal doctrines which the majority of the electors must hold. 4 Some time ago, a prominent Conservative gentleman advanced a sum of money to a number of young men at Llanfairfechan for the purpose of forming a brass band. The instruments were purchased, and an excel- lent band was the result. The men sub- scribed towards defraying by weekly instal- ments the money which had been borrowed, and on Saturday last they mustered in uni- form to fulfill an engagement to play before the Liberal procession to meet Mr Watkin Williams. On going to fetch their instru- ments they found they were locked up, and were refused possession of them. The Liberals, however,perceived this in time to telegraph to Penmaenmawr to request the Conway brass band to follow Mr Watkin Williams to the above place, so the pro- ceedings were in no way marred by the ab- sence of music. We know not whether the gentleman who had advanced the money was in any way concerned in such a ridicu- lous act, but most assuredly when political jealousy shows itself in such a silly manner it will be mush more damaging to those who allow their bigotry to carry them to such extremes. + Some of the paid touts of the Tory party have tried to influence the voters in certain neighbourhoods by spreading the rumours that unless they vote for Mr Douglas Pen- nant the quarry magnates may stop the quarries and thereby destroy the trade of the districts.No doubt the trade of Carnarvon- shire depend in a very great measure on the quarries but the electors are not so dull as to be taken in with such a foolish and false statement. + We publish with much pleasure the letter of Mr Nanney in another column, in which that gentleman denies the allegation of his intention to invite Mr Douglas Pennant to meet the tenants of Gwynfryn at that mansion. It will be remembered that in our last edition we condemned such a pro- ceeding, the announcement of which, it is only fair we should state, emanated from Mr Nanney's own party. This gentleman's attention may possibly not have been called to a statement made in the Bangor and the Liverpool papers, from which we obtained our information. We are pleased, however, Mr Nanney expresses his deprecation of an act, the imputation of which was made by his own party.
— It had been feared by many that the intervention ¡ of a general election would materially affect the prospects °of the National Eisteddfod, announced to be held iu Carnarvon this year. Many will be pleased to find, however, that so far as pecuniary support to the movement j is con- cerned, such is not the case. For we find the din and excitement of the election is not such as to preclude several gentlemen of wealth and of political bias" to show their generosity towards the national institution. During this week, Lord Penrhyn has con- tributed to the funds £ 100; his son, the Tory candidate for this county has con- tributed £20; Mr Bulkeley Hughes has subscribed £ 1 0; and Captain Pritchard- Rayner, the Conservative candidate for Anglesey, JE5. ♦ Up to the moment of going to press, the results of the contested elections of Wednes- day and Thursday show a net Liberal gain of about 18. The results, as will be seen in another columns are significant. Except in the City of London, where the Conser- vative majority has been considerably inweased, the Liberal vote shows a uniform improvement compared with the last election whilst the Conservative majorities are considerably diminished. Up to Wed- nesday evening, the aggregate Liberal gain of votes amounted to 73,300 over the Con- servative.
The Committee of Council of Education have made some rather sweeping changes in the Code for the present year. If more than 10 per cent of the scholars in a school pay above 9d a week for school fees, cover- ing all the instruction given,, the school ceases to be an elementary school under the Act. Prior to this, no scholar was to pay more than 9d per week in a grant-assisted school: Some time back it was said that Government contemplated making a con- siderable decrease in Government grants, but we find that in the New Code grants of 6d, and in infant schools Is, per scholar may be made for singing by ear. With regard to the grant to day schools upon the average attendance, if the classes from which the children are examined above Standard I. pass a creditable examination in one definite subject taught throughout the year, it is to be raised from 2s to 4s per scholar if the examination is creditable in two subjects; but only half of these grants will be paid unless 20 per cent (instead of 15 per cent as heretofore) of the scholars above seven years of age examined in read- ing, writing and arithmetic are presented in Standard IV. and upwards. This pro. portion will be raised in 1881 to 25 per cent. The employment of pupil teachers is to be restricted-the limit of three pupil teachers in a school for each certificated teacher serving in it is reduced to two, and a second adult certificated or assistant teacher will be required when the average attendance exceeds 180, instead of 220 as heretofore. These alterations will necessit- ate great changes being made in many the elementary schools in South Wales.
ELECTION ITEMS. In Mold the Liberal majority will be five to one. The Banw says :—" It is stated the Tories have engaged fifty lawyers in Carnarvonshire." There are but few electors in Llanberis, but nearly all have promised to record their votes to Mr Watkin Williams. It seems that little do the enlightened electors of Llandudno care for the influence of the Glodd- aeth Estate. Lord Newborough's "bomShell"—the circular to his tenants-has caused great havoc in the Tory camp. Eight minutes was the time which Mr Meyrick, the Tory candidate for the Pembroke boroughs, took to deliver a speech on political affairs Mr Douglas Pennant has admitted that the Ballot is absolutely secret. The quarrymen will doubtless believe him, and act conscientiously on Tuesday. The Earl of Beaconsfield has been elected Presi- dent of the Manchester Conservative Club. a meeting of whose members he hopes shortly to attend. When the Tory canvassers in Cardiganshire find that some electors candidly say that they won't vote for Mr Lloyd, they prevail upon them to remain at home on the polling day and not vote at all! Our Flintshire correspondent states on good authority that the Flintshire county Conserva- tives have it in view to nominate Mr Raikes in opposition to Lord Grosvenor for that county on Thursday. "Grand," "splendid," and "enthusiastic," are the adjectives by which a Welsh Tory print designate the reception accorded to Mr Pennant in each of the districts visited by him. The reason for this is obvious. Holland for ever was the enthusiastic cry of the populace when Mr Dunlop, the Conservative candidate for the representation of Merionethshire drove into Corris on Tuesday evening. The Tory meeting was a complete failure. Mr Morgan Richards, Bangor, through the medium of the Oenedl, has addressed a stirring manifesto to the Welsh quarrymen. He says: "If Mr Watkin Williams will lose the battle, Wales will lose her trust in you." The South Wales Daily News is authorised to contradict the statement that Mr C. R. Mansel Talbot, lord-lieutenant of Glamorganshire and father of the House of Commons, is dangerously ill. The honourable gentleman is quite well. It is beyond doubt that in some counties the allegiance of the farmers to the Conservatives is wavering, and the Liberals now expect to wrest several county seats from their opponents. There will be more contests than have taken place for half a century. At the Reform they offer even money now that Lord Beaconsfield's Government will go out as the result of the General Election. At St. Stephen's, the young bloods of the Conservative party are not prepared to lay odds in favour of a Conservative majority of 30. The Revenue Returns for the financial year were issued on Wednesday, and show a ret decrease ao compared with last year of £ 1,850,917. The fall- ing off in the revenue, as compared with the esti- mate made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget forecast last year is £ 1,790,945. The Independents of Lleyn and Eifionydd, at their last quarterly meeting, adopted a resolution condemnatory of the policy of the Tory Govern- ment, and expressing a hope that all the members of the connexion will do their utmost to secure the return of Mr Watkin Williams to Parliament. Sir R. W. Bulkeley has addressed the following letter to Mr Richard Davies, the Liberal candidate for the representation of Anglesey (county): — Baron Hill, Beaumaris, March 12th. Dear Mr Davies,—In answer to your letter I can assure you that I shall in no ways coerce my tenants." The other day, a "political crachfardd" in Carnarvon saw a Liberal ballad in honour of Mr Watkin Williams and desirous of finding favour aikong-the Conservatives, he made a poor attempt at paraphrasing the composition for the benefit of the Tories, representing, of course, that he was the author 1 The Liberals of Portdinorwic are unanimous in their efforts to secure the triumphal return of Mr Watkin Williams to Parliament. An enthusiastic meeting was held at that place on Tuesday even- ing, when excellent addresses were delivered by the Rev W. Jones, W. Cadwaladr Davies, Bangor, and others. Mr Douglas Pennant paid a visit to Portmadoc on Saturday, when he was accompanied by Mr Nanney and several policemen. The Tory meet- ing, which was held at the Town Hall, was ex- ceedingly tame throughout. A correspondent describes the speeches as being full of oratorical poverty." Apropos of the contest in the Flint boroughs an intelligent Tory orator, of Holywell, thus delivers himself :—" Although I ask you to rally round Mr Pennant, as a cordial supporter of Lord Beacons- field and his policy, yet I declare I have no con- fidence whatever in Disraeli, and I would not move a peg in his favour." So much for Tory intelli- gence, Major Sandys. The Welsh residents of Birkenhead are bearing arms bravely on the Liberal side in the present struggle. Their auxiliary committee is doing good service. A grand Welsh demonstration took place on Wednesday evening at the Queen's Hall, when a number of the leading politicians of the Princi- pality attended. It is estimated that the Welsh vote at Birkenhead exceeds a thousand, and triat it will be given almost without exception to the Liberal candidate. The racy Welsh writer" Andronicus" says:- 1' I witnessed an interesting occurrence at Bangor station on Saturday afternoon. The Dean of Bangor, and Dr John Hughes, of Liverpool, acci- dentally met, and had a "chat." I am not in a position to state what was the subject under dis- cussion probably, it was the election, because there is no other topic worthy of notice in these days. I have not yet ascertained whether the Dean converted the Dr into the Conservative faith or whether the Dr made the Dean a Liberal." Sir Watkin and Lady Wynn are helping the cause of their relative, the Conservative member for Montgomeryshire, in every legitimate way. Mr Wynn professes to be quite sure of success but it is significant that he does not consider his chances so strong as to justify him in dispensing with such aids as the amiability of Lady Wynn may be able to afford. Of course Lady Wynn has a perfect right to shake hands with batches of electors, and Sir Watkin cannot be accused of undue interference when he openly canvasses for the retention of a seat which has come to be regarded as the exclusive property of the family. Unfortunately, however, there are those who will construe these acts as a plain indication of the way in which the hon. baronet desires his tenants to vote, although no doubt what Sir Watkin really wishes is that they shall vote as their consciences dictate, without any reference to what his own political opinions may happen to be. The following is the Times' opinion of Mr Glad- stone's Government:—"During Mr Gladstone's tenure of office, the country has been wonderfully prosperous money has been forthcoming for all sorts of enterprises the people have lived well and spent correspondingly, and the revenue shows an elasticity marvellous in the eves of Europe. Who- ever may have been the author of the Gladstone Cabinet's budgets, they have been framed with a sufficient knowledge of the relative productiveness of taxes, the flow of commerce, and the most abundant springs of national wealth. The Glad- stone Government leaves an overnowing exchequer. There is a surplus of five millions, and a moral certainty that, if taxes to that amount were taken off, there would still be a surplus next year, owing to the regular process of the country. Mr Disraeli and his friends will find the house in per- fect order, and a magnificent revenue to maintain it. The Gladstone Government has been a suc- cessful Government, and it has kept the country great and prosperous."
MR NANNEY AND HIS TENANTS- We are desired to publish the following com- munication :— Gwynfryn, 31 March, 1880. Sir,-My attention has been called to the lead- ing article in the North Wales Express of the 26th inst., in which it is t tated that I had in my zeal for the success of Mr Pennant, invited my tenantry to Gwynfryn, where Mr Douglas Pennant will be there to address them. There is no foundation whatever for this statement and I must ask you to give it the most unqualified contradiction in your next issue. Mr Pennant never intended to address any meeting at Gwynfryn, and I never asked any of my tenants to meet him there for any purpose whatever.—I am, yours truly, H. J. ELLIS NANWEY.
We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the sentiments of our correspondents.
THE SCREW IN FLINTSHIRE. SIB,—It is no idle hypothesis to stats that the strongest weapon of Toryism is the screw, and the various garbs in which it appears are as numerous as the changes in a chamelion's skin, and it is a certain sign of despair when a political party uses means, to endeavour to se- cure success, which are both illegitimate and degrading. On Easter Monday last a vestry was held in Holywell for the purpose of elect- ing churchwardens for the year. The people's warden went down to the vestry at the request of numerous ratepayers, who desired that he should be re-elected, being a man of good judgment and holding an honourable position in his native town, a strong Churchman, and always ready to further any good cause either by time or money; but—he is a Liberal-and because he works for the party which he con- scientiously believes to be right, the re- presentatives of that noble class of men, Beer and Bible," had resolved that the General Election should not pass over without making manifest that they belonged to that party the policy of which is not to shrink from anything, however degrading, in order to secure their ends so the faithful followers of the Peace with Honour party, which en passant are made up about Holywell of country squires, casta- ways of the Liberals, and a few who hope that by supporting the glorious constitution," the "Lineal Descendant" will not forget them when appointments are to be made. These are the men who attended the vestry on Monday last, and when the churchwarden in question was proposed and seconded by two respected tradesmen, they were without supporters so he was not elected, purely on political grounds. This piece of Tory jobbery quickly spread throughout the town, and the respectable mem- bers both of the Liberal and Conservative parties expressed their indignation that a tried and honoured man should be ousted from office by a packed meeting of men, the majority of whom do not know the difference between yellow and blue. Men of the Flintshire Boroughs, heed not the screw; go to the poll on Saturday next and vote for Mr John Roberts, the Welshman and workman's friend. And if all true Liberals will record their vote, a glorious victory will be the result. LIHRRTAS.
LONDON, CATTLE, 1.30, .Thursday.—There were in to-day's market 550 beasts, 90 foreign. Slow sale. Prices, 4s 6d to 6s. 6160 sheep and lambs. Sale flat. Sheep, 4s 6d to 6s 2d; lambs, 7s 6d to 9s 6d. 30 calves, 5s to 7s per eight lbs. BIRMINGHAM, CORN.—Not much English wheat offering, and only purchased at an advance in price. American, a quiet trade, at about la per quarter below last week's rates.
THURSDAY EVENING. UNOPPOSED ELECTIONS. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. The election for the representation of the Cam- bridge University took place in the Senate House, Cambridge, this morning. There was no opposi- tion to the re-election of the Right Hon. Spencer Walpole, Conservative, and Mr Beresford Hope, Conservative. The proceedings were simplv formal, and the Yice-Chancellor declared them returned. There were but few persons present. COUNTY GALWAY. Mitchell Henry, Home Ruler, and Major Nolan, Home Ruler, were both elected unopposed. COUNTY KERRY. Rowland Ponsonby Blennerkassett, Home Ruler, and Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, Bart., Home Ruler, returned without opposition to-day. ELGIN. Sir George MacPherson Grant, Liberal, was nominated to-day for the counties of Elgin and Nairn, and there being no opposition, be was de- clared elected. FORFARSHIRE. W. Barclay, Liberal, elected unopposed. FLINTSHIRE. The following was nominated to-day ~—Lord Richard Grosvenor, Liberal. GLAMORGANSHIRE. H. Huseey Vivian, Liberal, and C. R. Tabbot, Liberal, elected unopposed. LEITH BOROUGHS. Mr Andre Grant, Liberal, was nominated and duly elected. SOUTH WILTS. Lord Henry Thynne and Viscount Folkestone, Conservatives, were re-elected without opposi- tion. SOUTH HANTS. The nomination at Southampton took plaee to- day. Lord Henry Scott and Mr Francis Compton, Conservatives, were nominated and returned un- opposed. A Conservative gain of one. WEST SUSSEX. The following candidates were nominated to- day:—Sir Walter Barttellot, Conservative, and Earl of March, Conservative. As no Liberal can- didates were nominated the above gentlemen were returned without opposition.
ELECTION NEWS. BRADFORD. THURSDAY 10 A..M. Spurred by yesterday's results in different parts of the country, the Liberals of Bradford display considerable spirit in the contest which opened this morning at 60 polling booths. The Con- servatives, however, are more than sanguine of carrying their candidate (Mr Ripley). The wall literature" is simply boundless, while the poster covered conveyances are numbered by hundreds. Little excitement prevails as yet but the Liberals feel assured of the su, cess of Foster and Illing- worth. THURSDAY, 3 The whole proceedings, although carried on with great vigour, have been unusually tame. No effort has been spared in bringing up electors, while the Liberals claim to have secured a majority. Speculation is rife as to the result. A rumour having been current during the day that the Radical vote would be given solely for Illing- worth with a view to throwing Forster out. The poll will be declared about eight o'clock. All the mills are closed. BELFAST. THURSDAY, 11 30* A.M. The polling for Belfast election commenced this morning, and at 12 o'clock one third of the con- stituency had voted. Great excitement prevails. The contest promises to be very close. It is im- possible to anticipate the result, but the general belief is that Dr Leeds, the Independent Con- servative, and Mr Brown, Liberal, will be returned by a small majority. The result will be declared to-night at 10 o'clock. COLCHESTER. THURSDAY, i 30. At Colchester, the chairman of Col Learmouths' Committee has entered protest against the ac- curacy of the numbers declared for Mr Willis, and a scrutiny will be demanded. Mr Willis won by two votes. CHELSEA. THURSDAY, 1 30 P.M. In Chelsea some exeitement prevails, and a heavy poll is expected in Tower Hamlets. The polling proceeds very quietly. Complaints have been made against the police in Lambeth for interfering with the Conservative agents collect- ing cards. DORSET. THURSDAY, 1 P.M. The following were nominated to-day:—John FJoyer (C.), Hon. W. H. B. Portman (L.), Col. T. H. T. Digby (C.) LONDON UNIVERSITY. THURSDAY, 1 30 P.M. At London University at noon, poll stood,- Lowe, 780; Charles, 395. LONDON. THURSDAY, 11 A.M. The polling in six Metropolitan Constituencies is proceeding to-day. At Lambeth, voters streamed into the polling station directly after the poll had opened. No excitement was manifested. At Marylebone, voters are also voting briskly without excitement. In Southwark, great excitement prevails. Working men having a holiday, they crowd around the polling stations and groaning the respective candidates. In Finsbury, polling proceeds steadily and quietly. At Weymouth, objection has been lodged against Sir Fred Johnstone on the ground of his claiming the Marquisate of Annandale. LIMERICK. THURSDAY, 3 P.M. The High Sheriff of the County of Limerick will hold a court to-day for the nomination of two candidates for the county. The writ having been read. the following gentlemen handed in their nomination papers:- E. J. Lynan, Esa., proposed by O. Powell, Esq., J.P., and seconded by Ryan, Esq., J.P. W. H. O. Sullivan, Esq., proposed by M, O. Flaherty, Esq., and seconded by J. Hartington, Esq. MIDLOTHIAN. EDINBURGH, THURSDAY HORNING. This morning, Mr Gladstone will visit Dalkeith, and visit some of his supporters in tho Corn Ex- change. He will then drive to Bounyrigg and address a public meeting, returning to Dalmeny by a special train this afternoon. Lord Dalkeith will address Midlothian electors in the Forester's Hall, Dalkeith, to-morrow afternoon. Mr Glad- stone will address a public meeting at West Calder.