«♦ MR WATKIN WILLIAMS' PROGRESS FROM FOURCROSSES TO PWLLHELI- On leaving Llanaelhaiarn, on Monday afternoon Mr Watkin Williams proceeded to Fourcrosses, I- where he met with a hearty reception. A meeting was held,presided over by Mr Wm. Llewelyn Jones, of Henllnn, capital addresses being delivered by Messrs Richard Roberts, solicitor, Pwllheli; Richard Thomas Cefucaerferch Pugh Jones, Criccieth; H. Pagh, Carnarvon; and Mr Watkin Williams. A vote of confidence and support was unanimously passed, after which the bon. gentleman proceeded to Llithfaen, where Mr Watkin Williams' carriage was met at a considerable distance from the village and drawn by a great number of his admirers. The meeting, which was quite in harmony with the nature "of the previous gatherings, was pre- si led over by the Rev D. E. Davies, and after Mr Watkin William-' speech, several other addresses followed, the meeting terminating with the usual vote of conn lenc and support. The next place visited was Nevin, where a cordial greeting awaited the hon. gentleman, the president of the meeting being Mr J. Edwards, Pwllheli, who, having opened the proceedings, was followed in able addresses by Mr Watkin Williams and others. Oa the following day (Tuesday) Mr Watkin Williams addressed a meeting at Edeyrn, from whence he proceeded to Tydweiliog, where a meet- ing was held under the presidency of the Rev J. M. Jones, after which the party went on to Aber- daron, where Mr Robert Jones, Bank, Pwllheli, presided over the meeting. Leaving Aberdaron, the party arrived at Sara Meillteyrn, Mr Watkin Williams' carriage being met outside the village and drawn to the place of meeting, over which Mr Richard Roberts, Pwllheli, presided. Besides Mr Watkin Williams, several other gentlemen ad- dressed the audience, and at the conclusion a vote of confidence and support was passed as in all previous meetings. Abersoch was the next vil- lage visited, where the meeting was presided over by the Rev. Mr Hughes, Abersoch. The party afterwards left Abersoch and proceeded to Llan- bedrog, Mrs Watkin Williams being here pre- sented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers sent by Lady Jones-Parry, Mr Watkin Williams address- ing the electors from a hedge-bank. At the ter- 0 mination of this meeting, the party continued their campaign till they reached Pwllheli. Here the hon. gentleman met with a reception fit for royalty. A platform was erected in the front of the Tewer Hotel, from which several thousands of persons were addressed by Mr Watkin Williams, the gathering being presided over by Mr John Edwards.
MR WATKIN WILLIAMS AT CRICCIETH, &c. On Wednesday, Mr Watkin Williams addressed meetings at Criccieth, Gam and Chwilog. His reception in South Carnarvonshire has evoked an amount of enthusiasm which has been unequalled in thé county, and which stands out in strong con- trust to the indifference with which Mr Pennant's public appearances are treated. At Pwllheli on Tuesday night, a procession a mile in length awaited his return from the out-lying districts, and escorted him and Lord Newborough's agent through the town, which was gaily decorated with flags and ill uminated. On Thursday he visited Bedd gelert. At one of the meetings, a farmer strongly protested against Mr Pennant representing him- self as being the farmer's friend. It was well known that upon no estate in Wales were the game and fishery laws so rigorously enforced as they were on the Penrhyn estate-that was easily proved by a reference to the reports of petty sessions at Bangor and elsewhere; and Mr As- sheton Smith, the chairman of Mr Pennant's committee, was equally notorious in this respect. Talk about Mr Pennant being the farmers' friend It was proverbial throughout Wales that Lord Penrhyn's tenants had been refused the reduction of rent granted by other landlords through the agri- cultural depression (shame). On the contrary,Col. West, the agent of the Penrhyn estate, who was directly bringing to bear upon the tenants the in. fluence of Lord Peurhyn—(shame)—was in many instances increasing the rent (shame).
FLINT BOROUGHS. MR JOHN ROBERTS' CANDIDATURE. A great Liberal meeting was held in the Market Hall, Mold, on Wednesday, comparing favourably with the miserable Tory failure on the previous evening, when the chairman did not put to the meeting the resolution supporting Mr Pennant. The chair was taken by Mr E. Thompson, J. P. I (president of the Mold Liberal Association), who said that Mr Roberts's prospects of re-election grew brigi, tor evary hour.-A resolution condemnatory of the present government was moved by Mr Edward Wlieldon. Mr John Roberts addressed' a meeting of working men at the Victoria Millyard, Greenfield, on Saturday afternoon. It was originally intended that the meeting should be held at Basingwark Abbey, but difficulties other than those of a poli- tical character arose to prevent the carrying out of the plan. The attendance at the commence- ment was rather small, but as the meeting pro- gressed the numbers considerably increased, and the arrival of the Llanerchymor band, with a can- tingent of Mr Roberts' supporters, swelled the attendance. The proceedings were very harmon- ious. The chair was taken by Mr Adam Eyton, J.P. (Plas Llanerchymor). The meeting was addressed by the candidate and several other gentlemen. An opan air meeting was held in the borough of Caergwrle on Monday afternoon, when the candi- dature of Mi John Roberts was enthusiastically endorsed. Addresses were given by the Rev Bur- ford Hooke, and Messrs Edward Wheldon and Edward Owen, of Mold. Mr Pennant and his lady canvassed the voters, and a public meeting was held in favour of his candidature, with closed doors, at night, in the Bridge End school-room. Every precaution was taken to prevent any one at. tending adverse to the Tory party. The Liberal candidate, Mr John Roberts, addressed a meeting of electors at Caerwys on Tuesday night. The feeling in this borough appears to be pretty equally divided, and the party colours and placards were flying and posted all over the town. The chair at the meeting, which was largely attended, was taken by Mr Pichstone, of Maesmynan, and among the speakers was Lord R. Grosvenor, the at present unopposed candidate for the county. A resolu- tion of thanks to and confidence in Mr Roberts was proposed by Mr J. S. Williams, seconded by a working man, and supported by Mr James Liebig Muspratt and other gentlemen, and carried unanimously.—Mr Roberts in acknowledging that vote, said that people in answering the question, "Which party should be returned to power?" must consider what the Tory Government had done for them in the past, and what they had promised to do for them in the future. The foreign policy of the Government he strongly condemned they had spent the nation's money wastefully, and involved us in complications, the extent of which we did not know. They had added largely to our liabilities, and little or nothing to our strength or security; and he believed that in years to come, when the history ot the present Government came to be written by an impartial hand, we should read the records of our doings with regard ta the Eastern question, the Zulu war, and the Afghan war with shame. The Government had neglected home legislation when the state of affairs called loudly for it, and in consequence trade and commerce had suffered. Mr Bright had recently shown that the people had the Liberals to thank for nearly all the measures of improvement and progress, and he urged them to show their ap preciation of this by helping to turn out the Tories and put Liberals in their places. If the Liberals were returned, they would undertake to equalise the county and borough franchise, the dibtinction between which he considered most unfair; and they would also go in for some amendment of the Game Laws, which the Government had said did not require any present alteration. With regard to Sunday closing, Mr Roberts couplained of the manner in which his < conduct had been attacked by some of his op- ponents, and said Mr Pennant had also, shortly before the dissolution, signed a petition in its favour, though he now sought to shuffle out of it. Lord Richard Grosvenor, who was loudly cheered, sail the Tories had failed in their endeavour to force the Liberal pirty to ally them- selves either with the obstructive party in the House of Commons, or the Home Rule party, and so were deprived of a capital cry to go to the country with. Overton is regarded by both political parties as the most Conservative of the Flintshire Contribu- tory. It is situated in that part of the county which is beyond Denbighshire, and thus is isolated from the other boroughs. It is said that Sir J'lhn Hanmer only received one vote from it in 1852. and the Tories credit Mr Roberts with only receiving seven votes in 1878. This time the num- ber of his supporters will be largely increased, if we may judge from the resolution which a crowded meeting of the electors passed, on Mon- day evening, in the National Schoolroom. Mr Edward Price presided, and Mr John Roberts delivered an excellent address, in which he vindi- cated his past votes in the House of Commons, and asked for their support on Saturday next. The resolution endorsing his candidature was moved by Mr Evans, seconded by Mr C. Hughes, and supported by the Rev D. B. Hooke Messrs Edward Wheldon, E. Owen (Mold), and George Bradley (Wrexham). Mr Roberts is, we believe, the only member who has ever visited this borough to give an account of his votes in Parliament. The courtesy of Mr Peel and the trustees in lend- ing the National Schoolroom was acknowledged, and hearty cheers given for the Liberal eandidate. A few good-humoured interruptions occurred during the meeting, which added much to its liveliness. Mr John Roberts addressed a meeting of his supporters in the large hall of the cocoa house at Bagillt on Wednesday night. The chair was taken by Mr Richard Gratton, chairman of the HolyweU School Board.—Mr Roberts, who was accompanied by Mrs Roberts, and who was received with great enthusiasm, commenced his speech by giving a direct contradiction to certain personal statements which had been made concerning him by the chair- man of a Conservative meeting at Bagillt held re- cently, and he urged the electors not to be led away by the doctrines sought to be imposed upon them by the Conservatives, that their politics ought to be the same as those of their employers. He believed they would give their votes according to their conscientious convictions. He also believed that they knew enough of the past history of the Conservative party to know they had nothing to expect from them in the future. If they looked at the history of the last fifty years, all the beneficial acts which had been passed-all taxes, restrictions, and burdens which had been taken off the shoulders of the people -must be attributed to the action of the Liberal party. The Tories had done nothing for the people, except when carrying out Liberal measures at the orders of the Liberal party, or tak- ing off taxation by means of funds provided by the Liberals and all duties which the Tories were now claiming credit for having been taken off had been taken off by moneys left by Mr Gladstone's Govern- ment (applause). He also said he personally can- vassed all the boroughs, and the results were most encouraging, and he believed he was certain, not merely of a bare majority at the poll, but of an overwhelming majority, if the electors were only determined to do their duty and to be firm in the exercise of their vote. He complained that his action in reference to Sunday closing had been wil- fully and persistently misrepresented, and said the publicans would receive mere consideration from the Liberals than they would from the Tories when the licensing question was considered. Resolutions condemnatory of the foreign policy of the Govern- ment, and pledging the meeting to support Mr Roberts, were carried with great enthusiasm.—The Rev Josiah Thomas, Liverpool, was among the speakers in Welsh. CAPT. P. P. PENNANT'S OANDIDATURE. Last week Mr Pennant visited Overton, and addressed a meeting in the National school-room, but it was not largely attended. On Monday last it was crowded, and an enthusiastic reception awaited Mr John Roberts. On Tuesday evening, an unusual demonstration was made in St Asaph on behalf of Captain Pennant, who had been canvassing during the day. This is said ta be a stronghold of Toryism. A large precession met Captain Pennant and the lord-lieutenant of Flintshire, and escorted them through the city to the school-rooms, where a large meeting was addressed by Caprain Pennant, after which a vote of confidence was passed, being spoken to by Mr Sisson, Mr Robert Williams (Bodelwyddan), and Mr Pierce (Bagillt). With the approach of the polling day, both parties in these boroughs are doubling their efforts, and both are sanguine of success. Meet- ings have frequently been held during the week, and the canvass has been prosecuted with increased energy. THE NOMINATION took place en Wednesday at the Town Hall, Flint, but owing, perhaps, to the very inclement weather, there were no manifestations of popular enthu- siasm. Mr John Roberts, the retiring member, was nominated before one o'clock, and a rumour gained currency that his Conservative opponent, Mr P. P. Pennant, had retired from the contest. This rumour received greater credence as the time proceeded, but was dispelled at about seven minutes to two o'clock. Thus it was at the last moment that Mr Pennant was induced to allow himself to be nominated. MEETINGS OF WORKING MEN IN SUPPORT OF MR JOHN ROBERTS. A large meeting of the working men of Holy- well and Greenfield was held on Saturday last at the Victoria Mill Yard, under the presidency of Mr Adam Eyton, Llanerchymor. The meeting was addressed by Mr John Roberts, who met with an enthusiastic reception, and by the Rev D. M. Jenkins (Liverpool), Rev D. Oliver (Holywell), Mr H. Machno Williams, Mr E. Bryau (Carmel), and others. Songs were given by Messrs John Davies and Robert Lewis. The Llanerchymor Brass Band was in attendance, and added to the enthusiasm of the gathering. In the evening of the same day, anether meeting of working men was held at the Bell and An- telope Assembly-room, Holywell, the chair being occupied by Mr Joseph Edwards. Addresses were delivered by Mr H. Machno Williams, David Jones, Alexander Parry, John Davies, and others. Songs were given by Messrs H. F. Jones, W. H. Davies, and John Davies. The proceedings were most enthusiastic throughout. ELECTION LITERATURE. The present election has been more prolific of &quibs and songs than any other previous one, the boroughs being literally deluged with political literature. But of all the squilss circulated, we think the following deserves publication CHURCHMEN OF HOLYWELL! HEAD THIS TORY TRICKERY! AND JINGO JOBBERY! Mr JOSEPH GARNER has for some years filled the post of churchwarden in this parish. He has at all times discharged the duties of his office to his own credit and to the thorough satisfaction of the Yicar and the parishioners in general. Never rash in his actions, never extreme in Ihis opinions, never bigoted in his convictions, never allowing political considerations to interfere with the discharge of his duties, he has at all times conducted himself as a true lover of his Church, and how has he been rewarded? By a DESPI- CABLE PIECE OF TORY JOBBERY There was a distinct understanding that Mr Garner should remain in office for another year, but at the Vestry Meeting on Monday last he was igno- miniously kicked out of office by an organized band of paid Tory canvassers, wearing blue ribbons. What is Mr Garner's great offence? It is this HE IS A LIBERAL That is the sum total of his sin CHURCHMEN OF HOLYWELL I—Does not your senae of right and justice revolt against such an atrocious act of injustice ? Does not the word SHAME rise to your lips when you reflect that such an act has been perpetrated in the name of your Church? Are not the perpetrators the internal; enemies of your Church ? YES! It is men such as these who do most towards dises- tablishing the Church of England CHURCHMEN !-Show your contempt for these men by forsaking them With GLADSTONE at the helm, your Church will never be in danger! Show your contempt for the latest Tory Trick by VOTING FOR JOHN ROBERTS Such a job has seldom been equalled in Holywell, and next week we hope to make a few more obser- vations thereon. Of the songs most frequently sung at the meetings and in procession, the fol- lowing is one:- "WE'VE BEAT THE BLUES BEFORE, BOYS." Music:—"Napoleon talks of War, Boys." Our foes are toiling hard, boys, And surely will toil more, To get fresh lease of pow'r, boys, The same as '74 Allow them we must not, boys, In office to remain We've beat the Blues before, boys, And so we can again CHORUS :-So we can So we can So we can again We've beat the Blues before, boys, And so we can again They boast of "peace with honour," Their honour's all a farce; They show their love for peace," boys, By continental wars! To swallow all their boasts, boys, We'll not be so insane; We've beat the Blues before, boys, And so we can again. CsoRus :—So we can, &c. Their leaders are but shams, boys, Our chiefs are tried and true Why, Gladstone is a statesman, Ben Jingo's but a Jew So never heed their cries, boys, Nor trust that trickster, Ben We've beat the Blues before, boys, And so we can again. 0 CHOBUS So we can, &c. We know they've raised the wind," boys, By taking round the hat; If they're the wealthy party, Why, how the deuce is that ? They know we've got the coin, boys, We've also got the men; We've beat the Blues before, boys, And so we can again. CnoRus :—So we can, &c. JOHN ROBERTS IS THE MAN, boys, So give him three times three, And let us join in chorus, "Y CYMRO AIFF A HI!" To put him in St. Stephen's, Let's work with might and main, We sent him up before, boys, By Jove, we will again. CHORus :—So we will, &c. W. H. D. Another, which is very popular, has the follow- ing refrain:- "Again and again, again and again, In spite of the Tory Gunpswdei and glory, We'll send up John Roberts again." t, A Welsh song, of which the following is the chorus, is also a favourite, and is sung with re- markable gusto at most of the public meetings which have been held:— "Mae'r nefoedd Ryddfrydol yn bloeddio'n gytun, Rho'wch Pennant i gadw, John Roberts yw'r dyn." The following song, composed specially (like the others named) for the election, has also been sung :— WORK, BOYS, FOR ROBERTS. Music-" Ring the Bell, Watchman." Voters of Flint, you must now make your choice, And speak through the "booths," with no uncer- tain voice; If in these realms you desire peace to reign, Then work with might and main and send [John Roberts up again. Chorus- Work, boys, for Roberts, work work work Leave it to idlers their duties to shirk, Tuck up your sleeves, boys, and idleness dis- dain, And never rest contented till you'll have him up again! Jingoes are masters in bluster and phrase, You know imitation's the sincerest praise," So take up the cry of the "light and leading" men, Consolidate co-operation," boys, once again. Work, bops, for Roberts, &c. "P" stands for Pennant, for Poverty, and Pride, Right, Reform, and Reason, are on Roberts' side, R stands for Riches, so just remember that, Our champion needs none of us, boys, to take round the hat. Work, boys, for Roberts, &c. Pennant, like Brutus, may honourable be, But he's not the man to be Flintshire's M.P., So work, boys, for Roberts, the friend of working men, And never rest contented till you have him up again. Work, boys, for Roberts, See. W. H D.
A penny bank has been started at Denbigh. An effort, likely to be successful, is being made to clear the debt off the Literary Institute Reading-room at Mold. The Rev. W. Jones, curate in charge, has been appointed-to the living of the newly-formed parish of Bwlchgwvn. The Duke of Westminster has sent a cheque for JE10, and Captain Pritchard-Rayner a cheque for £ 5 to the National Eisteddfod Funds. The teachers of the Welsh Sunday School at Denbigh have presented the Rev. T. W. Vaughan with a drawing-room clock, and a com- munion service. The Bishop of Bangor will rreach in St. David's Church, Liverpool, on Sunday, April 25 (St. Mark's day), on behalf of the restoration of that building. The Mayor and Corporation will attend. The following gentlemen have been ap- pointed by her Majesty on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor:—Mr E. Swetenham (Chester and North Wales Bar), Mr J. Maderville (Oxford Circuit). and Mr A. R. Jelf (recorder of Shrews- bury). The Lord Chancellor has directed the names of the following gentlemen to be added to those on the commission of the peace for the borough of Flint:—Captain Philip Pennant Pen- nant, Mr Sydney Knowles Muspratt, Dr Richard Jones, Mr Isaac Taylor, and Mr Alfred Kingsby Howard. The following is a list of the dates fixed for holding spring assizes. It will be seen that there is no separate Oxford Circuit: North and South Wales Circuits (Mr Justice Lush) —Ruthm, Wednesday, April 7; Chester, Saturday, April 10; Stafford, Thursday, April 15; Swansea, Fri- day, April 23. At the forthcoming annual election of Improvement Commissioners at Rhyl, it is stated that Messrs James Taylor, J. Rhydwen Jones, Dr Wolstenholme, and John Lloyd, do not intend to seek re-election. New candidates are announced in the persons of Messrs Smith (auctioneer), Whitely, and Costigan. Mr Burdett, summoned at Llandudno the other day for the non-payment of his gas rates, asked the pertinent question "why his bill was' exactly the same when he -only used six burners as when he used sixteen One of the magistrates put the fault down to the metre; and if his worship was right there are probably a good many metres wrong at .other places besides Llandudno. Mr Richard Jones, nephew of Mr David Jones, Ty'n-y-lon, Treborth, Bangor, and late assistant to Dr Roberts, Festiniog, is only one of many Welshmen who by their unmistakable genius and capabilities are able to wrest honours at the universities. This gentleman has won a medal and prize in midwifery and diseases of women and children at the University of Edinburgh. He has also gained first class honours in the class of practice of physic. ;• The Coedpoeth Eisteddfod was held on Monday last, the afternoon meeting being under the presidency of Mr. W. Lester. The hall was crowded, and the competitions were above the average excellence. The adjudicators were Alaw Ddu and Mr T. J. Hughes (Liverpool). The principal competition was in singing the Hallelujah Chorus, the prize being carried off by the Browghton choir. In the evening a conceit took place, Miss Owen and T. J. Hughes being the principal vocalists. The meetings of the Liverpool Welsh Baptists' Annual Association were held from the 25th to the 29th March (Thursday to Monday night) when sermons were preached in the following chapels :-Everton-village. Windsor- street, Bousfield-street, Mount Vernon. street, St. Paul's-square, and Brasenose-road, Bootle, by the Revs B. D. Johns, Swansea; O. Davies, Carnar- von T. Davies, Aberaman; J. Lewis, Swansea; R. D. Roberts, Llwynhendy R. Lloyd, Castleton; G. H. Griffiths, Newcastle Emlyn; A. J. Parry, Swansea; I. James, Ruthin; J. Spinther James, Llandudno; R. Thomas, Holyhead; and Dr Ellis (Ab Cynddelw), Llangollen. On Saturday evening a public meeting was held at Everton- village, when the Rev L. W. Lewis presided, and addresses were delivered by the ministers already mentioned.. The Calvinistic Methodist Association, at Cwmavon, ha 1 a discussion on the Liturgy of the Rev Cynddylan Jones on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16th and 17th. The discus- sion lasted for about two hours and a half in each meeting. There were various opinions expressed, some moderate, some otherwise; but the resolu- tion which was finally adopted purported to signify that the association disapproved the course taken by Mr Jones and his church in adopting a liturgy without consulting the pro- per authorities of the Methodists in a monthly meeting or association, or in both and the as- sociation adopted a rule, which will be a standing rule for the future, that no single church in the connection shall be allowed to introduce an* such innovations without consulting the above authorities.
CARNARVON. A beautiful lithographed portrait of Mr Watkin Williams has been executed by Mr A. Macgregor, Brunswick-street, Liverpool, from a photograph by Mr J. Kingsley of this town. The supplementary bazaar of the Eaglish Wes- leyans, which was held on Easter Monday and Tuesday, was well patronised. The proceeds were devoted in aid of the new chapel dept fund. A miscellaneous entertainment will be held to- night and to-morrow evening at the Guild Hall in aid of the fund of the Rifle Volunteer Corps. A report of the proceedings will appear in our next. LONGEVITY.—It will be seen from our obituary notices that four persons have died whose united ages amount to 358 years, giving an average age to each of 89 years and 6 months. THE COMING CONrEST.-We learn from undoubted authority that in consequence of the great distance of some of the polling districts from Carnarvon, the result of the poll will not be declared until about mid-day on Wednesday, the 7th instant. GENERAL ELECTION.—Liberals and Conserva- tives are now brought to the test in the county, and the question often asked is who will win ? But there is no question about the Cumberland Hams and Bacon sold at the Pool-street Market, for they have often been brought to the test, and always won the favour of the voters. 9312-M THE" MESSIAH."—In consequence of the county election coming off next Tuesday, the perfor- mances by the Carnarvon Choral Union of Handel's "Messiah," which were announced to take place on the 6th and 7 th inst.,have been necessarily postponed for a few weeks. The dates of the performances are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and 28th. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.—On Easter Monday, the members of the Carnarvon Castle Court of the above order paraded the streets of this town, arrayed in the paraphernalia of their order, and headed by the 3rd Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteer Brass Band. The procession was attended by about 200 members, thirteen of whom were mounted upon excellent horses, the riders wearing the costomes of, and representing Robin Hood and his followers, the demonstration being as creditable to the members as it was interesting to the large concourse of people who had assembled to witness the procession, a novel feature in which was a carraige containing a large beautiful model of one of the two life-boats, which was presented to the National Life-boat Institution by the Order. The model was surrounded by members of the Juvenile Court at Bangor, attired in sailors' costume. Having paraded the principal streets in the town, the members proceeded to Llanbeblig Church, where a capital sermon was preached by the Rev. W. H. Owen, curate, after which they returned, and par- took of dinner at the Queen's Hotel, Carnarvon. PRESENTATION.—On Tuesday evening, the mem- bers of the Carnarvon Choral Union showed their esteem and good-will towards Mr W. Parry, Castle-street, by presenting him with a splendid testimonial on the occasion of his departure from this town. A few days ago Mr Parry was appointed to fill the office of artisan-warder in Carlisle prison, and as soon as it became known that he was about to leave the town, his numerous friends in the choral society resolved to show their apprecia- tion of his valuable services in connection with the choir, together with their respect for him, in a tangible form, and with the assistance of one or two outsiders, they subscribed among themselves the handsome sum of £10. The meeting on Tuesday evening was of an interesting character. Mr J. S. Morris, one of the hon. secretaries of the choir, read a complimentary illuminated address (enclosed in a gilt frame and exquisitely executed by Mr Evan Williams, Thomas-street), which was afterwards presented to Mr Parry by Mr W. J. Williams, the conductor. Mr J. Williams, the accompanist, then handed to Mr Parry, on be- half of his fellow-choristers, a purse containing ten sovereigns. The purse was the gift of Miss Williams, Castle-square. Both presentations were made amid the warmest plaudits of the members. Mr Parry acknowledged the honour paid to him in appropriate terms, and suitable addresses were delivered on the occasion bv Mr W. J. Williams, the conductor, and others. X "t only has Mr Parry been a faithful and valuable member of the Car- narvon Choral Union, but he has always lent a helping hand by singing gratuitously in charitable concerts and entertainments and he leaves Car- narvon with the very best wishes of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT, TI^day. -Before Mr G. R. Rees, and Mr \V. P. Williams (ex mayor). Drunkenness.—Owen Jones, Tanybont, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for the above oifellce.- Hugh Owen Parry, Llanbaris, for the same offence, was fined 5s. and costs. Robert Jones was j also fined 5s. and costs for drunkenness.—John Roberts, quarry-man, Llanberis, for a like-offence, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.—Hugh Jones, quarry- man, Saron, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for being drunk, and a further sum of 10s. for assaulting the police. Allowing his Horse to Stray.-David Lloyd, Baptist-street, was charged with allowing his hor3e to stray, and was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Illegal Proceedings in a Lodging-house.—Jane Price was summoned for allowing unmarried per- sons of both sexes to sleep in the same rooms.- D.C.V. Prothero prosecuted on behalf of thepolice, and the woman was defended by Mr Allanson.- For the defence Mr Allanson said that as the woman had been brought up at the previous court for the same offence, and as it was then dismissed, their worships had no right to deal with the case again.—Mr Prothero argued that the case was not dismissed, but withdrawn, in order to amend the charge.—Defendant was fined Is and costs. Larceny.—Ann Jones was brought up charged with stealing a purse containing £1 2s Od from the persons of John Jones, on the previous day, and was sent to gaol for one month.
BANGOR. BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION.—The list of nominations for the new board of guardians was is- sued on Wednesday. In the majority of the parishes the representation is unchanged, and Bangor is the only place where a contest is threatened. The whole of the old Bangor guardians, Mr Bicknell, the chairman of the board, excepted, are nomi- nated, with the addition of Messrs J. E. Roberts (Victo-1 Fnnsfl) William Jones, 215, High- street; ULIU DikVi 1 v diams, 330, High-street. For Llandegai, Llaufairfechan, and Llanffinan there are no nomination.s
NOTES ON THE FLINT BOROUGHS ELECTION. BY AP GOSSIP. TUTTING ON THE SCREW." The Tories are determined to stick at nothing in their present effort to wrest the seat from the Liberals, who are as three to one to the former in these boroughs. Every agency, irrespective of legitimacy, is being employed to launch Capt Pennant into Parliamentary life, and worst of all, the "screw" is being used with unprecedented assiduity. The Liberal canvassers are frequently met with replies like the following :—" My con- science tells me to vote for Roberts, but you know I must study the wants of my family. If I vote for Roberts, I'll loose my job the following week." The canvassers, of course, say :—"You need not vote against your conscience no one will know which way you vote." Then the men reply Mr (the 'gaffer') says he will examine all the votes after the election is over, and he says he can tell which way every man votes." I could relate many similar instances, some of a far more despicable and dishonourable character, but as they may be made public through other means I with-hold them now. The prospects of the party who adopt such tacties must indeed be dark. THE POLICE ARE TRUE TO THEIR COLOUR It is a known fact that some of the police are in this contest internally what they are eternally -blue. And, although personally I have every respect for them, and never remember to have had cause of complaint against them before, I must say that their conduct on the present occasion is most reprehensible. Whea a number of children I sing the praises of Capt Pennant, they are allowed I to pass unmolested, but when two or three hun- dred persons, old and young, sing John Roberts I is the man," they are teased and insulted. On [ one occasion, when about two hundred people paraded the streets in processional order, singing in an excellent manner n Liberal song, a constable seized one of the leaders and became very offensive, but had soon to relinquish his hoM as he was no match for the hundreds cf people who immediately surrounded him. On Monday evening again large numbers of people matched through the streets sinking the praises of the Liberal candidate, when several of the police amused themselves by repeatedly walking through the procession and giving other annoyance. Of course, this sort of thing cannot be tolerated much longer, and if the police persist in their present conduct, the forbearance of the people well undoubtedly give way, and the consequences might be serious. I sincerely trust, however, that the superior officers, who I cannot believe have any part in the above tactics, will see the wisdom of instructing their subordinates to cease their efforts to stem the tide of popular feeling which runs in Mr Roberts' favour-an under- taking which would scarcely be less futile than an attempt to divert the Niagara rapids with a penny kite.
PENMON NEW LIFEBOAT- The National Lifeboat Institution has just sent a new lifeboat to Penmon, Anglesey, in lieu of the boat placed on that station some years since. The boat forwarded is 34 feet long and 8 feet wide it rows ten oars, double banked; it was built by Messrs Woolfe and Son, of Shadwell, London. It had its harbour trial a short time since in the Regent's Canal Dock, London, when the usual qualities of stability, self-righting, and self-ejecting of water were fully and satisfactorily tested. The water shipped, when capsized by means of a crane, was self-ejected in about twenty seconds. The new lifeboat bears the same as the one it supersedes, viz., the Christopher Brown, its cost and endowment having been pro- vided for through the benevolent exertions of Christopher Brown, Esq., the Honorary Secretary of the Settle Branch of the Lifeboat Institution, who had also successfully organised a similar fund for the benefit of the Honuea Lifebcat Station of the Institution. It should be men- tioned that the institution is much indebted to- Mr William M. Preston, General Treasurer of its Anglesey Branch, ond other friends, for their valuable co-operation in the management of the Peumon Lifeboat Establishment. The National Lifeboat Institution h-ts now 269 boats under its management, 32 of which are stationed on the Welsh coast at the following places:—Glamorgan- shire- Penartil, Porthcawl, Swansea Carmarthen- shire—Pembrey, Carmarthen Bay; Pembroke- shire-Teiiby, -Ifilfoid,Solva, St. David's, Fish- guard (two boats); Cardiganshire-Cardigan. Ne*v Quay, Aberystwyth Merionethshire—Aberdovey, Yarmouth Carnarvonshire—Portmadoc, Aber- soch, Porthdin'laen Anglesey—Llanddwyn,. Rhosneigir, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Cemlyn, Cemaes, Bull Bay, Moelfre, Penmon Carnarvon- shire--Orme's Head Deubighsire—Llanddnlas Flintshire—Rhyl (two boats). It may be men- tioned that the cost of a Lifeboat Establishment, including the Lifeboat, transporting carriage, equipment of stores, and boat-house, averages £1000, while the yearly expense of maintaiuing it in a state of thorough efficiency amounts to at least L70 a year, including rewards to the crew for going off to srve life from shipwreck, and pay- ments for quarterly excercise, and necessary re- pairs, &c. We may add that not a winter passes- without some of these boats rendering important service in saving life from shipwreck. A large sum is needed annually to maintain them in a state of thorough efficiency. Contributions in aid of their support will be gladly received by the different Bankers, the several local Honorary Secretaries, and by the secreta.y of the Institution, John-street, Adelphi, London. Printed and Published at the OARNARVON PRINTING WORKS, NEW HARBOUR, CARNARVON, in the County of Carnarvon, by ROBERT WILLIAMS, for the Car- narvon Newspaper & Printing Co. Limited. Published also at the Establishment s of Mr Ellis Roberts, Four crosses, Festiniog, in the County of Merioneth; at the Establishment of Mrs Ellen Willliams, Llangefni, in the County of Anglesey; at the Estabishment oi Mr Robert Lloyd. Ruthin, tho County of Denbigh, and at the Establishment of Mr J. KerfootEvans, Hish-street, Holvwell, in the County of Flint. on FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd, 18 0.
[Continuation from page 7.] I We hear all sorts of reports as to l which way the election will turn and it may be a very close one. We have many votes in our quarry,—some say twelve, whilst others say fort/ and it is just possible that those votes may turn the election. I say at once that although I have given my vote to the Liberal candidate, the voters in the quarry are perfectly free to vote exactly as they please (applause). They know quite well that X have not, and shall net, bring the smallest in- fluence to bear upon tiein (hear, hear). It shall not make any difference to anyone in our employ if they choose to vote Conservative, and I snail honour them, if they do so, for their courage and manliness (app'a'ise). I like fair play all round. This is not a personal question. The great ques- tion is, What is the :•'>! feeling ot the whole country? I will now tell you why I vote Liberal. Under Lord Beaconsfield. with his huge majority, Conservatism has degenerated into personal government (hear, hear). This is a bad thing. We have but to turn our eyes to the east of Europe to see what personal government in its utmost srrength mean We have only to look at the Empire of Russia to see what it means—to see a country utterly disorganised and utterly helpless (hear, hear). And yet, a better meaning man than the Emperor of Russia does not, I be- lieve, exist. Look again at Turkey, where per- sonal government exists solely. Most of you know that some few winters ago I was out there. I paid a good deal of attention to that country, and to the system by which it is governed; and I say, it is a system of the most terrible tyranny, tempered with the bastinado. One of the most distinguished Englishmen of the day, Thorn a Carlyle, has triei to throw all his scorn into two words, and has denominated the whole system as that of the "unspeakable Turk." I know quite well that there is little danger of our great empire falling into such a deplorable state as both of these countries. Look again at the Empire of France in its later days, and France, remember, is a civilized power. Just look at the disasters that overtook it under personal govern- ment. Do you suppose the Emperor Napoleon would ever have taken that disastrous war which bathed his country in blood and added about four hundred millions to the national debt of the empire had he a real representative government ? (hear, hear). These are some of the results to which personal government leads, and therefore I am afraid of anything approaching personal government, and don't wish to see a huge and obedient majority at t!¡. service of a minister like Lord Beaconsfield (lip^r, hear). On two points more will I address) Oll in order to show why I vote Liberal. Lord Be-consSeld told us that he brought home "peace with honour." He now tells us that the states of Europe are watching us with the greatest anxiety. A fr end of mine- a Conservative leader-said to me, "I wonder how you can vote Liberal when you know quite well that if Mr Gladstone gets in there will be war, and if Beaconsfield gets in there will be none." I replied, I know of no such thing. If you listen aright, you may already hear the tramp of four millions of armed men at the present moment in Europe." Now, let us consider what this means. Every man in these armies is strong enough and old enough to bear the fatigues of a cam- paign, and is in all probability a husband and a father. Let us suppose each man to represent a wife Rnd one child. Here alone you have a population of twelve millions of people who might be employed in the arts of peace, and who might indeed become good customers to England "for her manufactures (Mr Watkin Williams: Hear, hear," and loud applause). But not only are there four millions standing under arms, prepared for war, and ready to go anywhere and do their master's bidding, behind them there is another four million in reserve, and these re- present another twelve million or fourteen million. I say at once that in my opinion Europe cannot possibly stand this state of things and that these armies can only be dissolved by actual war. There hare been too many burning and bitter questions left behind the late wars for us to dream of the possibility of Europe settling down. Take France alone. France has 800,000 men under arms, and what nation is going to assail her ? I say at once then that Europe cannot stand this state of things, and that whatever Government is in power, in my opinion, there will be another European war, the mutterings of which we have already heard. I therefore say that under these circumstances, I should be sorry to leave the des- tinies of the country, so far as they lie in mv humble hands, to Lord Beaconsfield (applause). I do not wish to see the government of this country left in the unsteady hands which refused to act on the Berlin Memorandum, thereby enabling Russia to cut up Turkey, and which signed that treaty which gave us a long line of country to defend in Asia, together with tkat worthless acquisition—Cyprus. Had he given us two small sandy tracs ot land near the historic plains of Troy,—I mean the entrance to the Dardanelles, he would have been a statesman, for they would have been a second Gibraltar to England and a complete defence against Russia (cheers). It is idle for Lord Beaconsfield to talk of the ascendancy of England in the councils of Europe; for if we were in the ascendancy, why did we not prevent and absolutely forbid the outbreak of the Russo- Turkish war? (hear, hear). There is another point why I object to see the Government in the hands of Lord Beaconsfield. When Mr Gladstone left power there was, I think, a surplus approach- ing five millions while there is now a deficit of something like six millions, and the floating debt has been largely increased. I take, and I think that all Englishmen ought to take, the greatest interest in the National debt; but it is idle to dream of such a question under the present Government (loud cheers). Mr John Edward?, in the course of a few Welsh remarks, spoke in favour of the candidature of Mr Watkin Williams, and referred to the safety of the ballot. Mr Watkin Williams then rose to address the assemblage and was greeted with deafening cheers. Mr Williams spoke in both English and Welsh, and referred to his political views upon the great questions of the day, and which ,have already been reported by us. He reminded the electors that the fight would be a most arduous one, and that the battle would not be won until they had all recorded their votes. The best thing they could do was to rouse their friends to action on the polling day if they desired to return him to Parliament as their representative. Mr Williams was lustily cheered during the delivery of his address, which was most attentively listened to throughout. Mr Hugh Pugh, Llysmeirion, Carnarvon, spoke about the secrecy of the ballot, and proposed a resolution to the effect that Mr Watkin Williams was a fit and proper person to represent the county in Parliament. Mr Clarke seconded the resolution, which was supported by Mr J. Davies, Carnarvon, and afterwards unanimously adopted by the meeting. On the motion of Mr Watkin Williams, seconded by Mr Darbishire, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Farren for presiding, and the pro- ceedings, which were most orderly and enthu- siastic throughout, were brought to a close by three tremendous cheers to Mrs Watkin Wil- liams-a compliment which was given on the motion of Mr Darbishire. During the course ef the day, Mr Watkin Wil- liams, visited Fourcrosses and Nevin, and was warmly received b. the electors and his supporters. At the latter place, two hundred of the workmen employed at the Nevin Quarries turned out to meet the popular Liberal candidate, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed.