0 FY HEN GYMRAEG! No, there is nothing I want, dear, You may put the candle by; There is light enough to die by, And the dawning draweth nigh. Only the want remaineth, Gnawing my heart away- Oh; for a word of my mother's tongue, And a prayer she used to pray 0 fy hen Gymraeg I wish I had taught you to speak it While the light was on my brain It has vanished now, with the thousand things That will never come back again. Only a vision of waters, Rising towards the flow, Cometh instead of the countless hills- The hills that I used to know. 0 fy hen Gymraeg The people are frozen hard here- Not you, my darling, not you!- And the air is thick with its yellow fog, And the streets have slime for dew. There is never a line of beauty In all the weary rows, And the saddest thing of all is this, That the bareness no one knows They are quite contented, and think it fine. 0 fy hen Gymraeg. Hush thee a moment, dearest, I have a vision just now— The very place where we used to play On the edge of the mountain's brow; And the time, one sunny morning, When a preacher came that way, And talked to us with the gentle words That hallowed and blessed our play. 0 fy hen Gymraeg We gathered us round about him, And we told him our childish dreams, And I saw the light in his deep-set eye3 Come flashing in tender gleams And we said, Are our visions iolly ? Should we banish them and forget?" And he answered-how well I can see him now, With the shade of the mountain across his brow!— There is never a longing the heart can know But a blessing shall fill it yet." Gorphwysfa! 0 Gorphwysfa Gogoniant! Amen. From Good Words, June 1st, 1868.
L PUNCH. J EXEMPLI GRATIA. The most no-Torious county in England—Dur- ham, which has returned Liberals. 13 Conservatives, 0 ELECTION NURSERY RHYMES. Dizzy the Deep has lost his sheep, And don't know where to find them Let them alone, and they'll come home, Without the M.P. behind them WHICH NOBODY CAN DENY. The Government have been beaten all ovor the country by an overwhelming majority. Reasons for this are as plenty as blackberries. Among them we may mention those of A KEEN POLITICAL OBSERVES.—Because the weather has been' dead against them all along. TKB COUNTRY TORy.-Because that fellow Gladstone is a match for Old Nick himself. THB NORTH-COUNTRY WHOLE-HOGGEB.—Be- cause Beaconsfield has had rope enough. THE METROPOLITAN CONSERVATIVII. -Because your average working man is such an ungrateful 1001. T. THE SUBURBAN SLOGGER.-Because your Jingoes are such a set of blatant idiots. THE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE.—Because that lying agent didn't half work up the canvass. His AMIABLE BETTER HALF.—Because, as I told him before he began, to please the mob he ought to have gone in as one of those horrid Radicals. „ His SON THE CAPTAIN.-Because the governor ought to have known that it's only cads and attorneys that put up for Parliament. THE MUSIC HALL BARITONE.—Because that new Jingo Chorus was as flat as ditch water. THE RATIONAL TRADESMAN.—Because they didn't come dawn hammer and tongs on those infernal Stores. THE HUMANITARIAN ENTHUSIAST.—Because they kept the country in a fever, threatened everybody, and unsettled everything all over the world. THE IRREPRESSIBLE PATRIOT.—Because they didn't throw a hundred thousand men into Galipot, and pitch the Russian Ambassador into the channel. AN EXULTANT ANTAGONIST.—Because they've outraged all the sound sense and Christian .sentiment of the country. A DISAPPOINTED SUPPORTER.—Because they ve been so shy of trusting themselves to the.National feeling. THE RiasT HON. MR. TADPOLE.—Because they have been monstrously too good. THE RIGHT SON. MR. TAIIER.-Because they ve been awfully too bad. LORD BEACONSFIELD.—Because popular praise is as passing as it is palling. THE NEW SCOTCH PEBBLE. Gladstone. SYNONYMOUS.—The Will of the People-The People's William.. n GULIBLMUS RSDIVIVUS.—William the Conqueror, A.D. 1880. THE SHOUT OF SCOTLAND.—Where are the Con- servatives ? Elcho answers, where ? TRAMPLING ON THE FALLE-i.-The ncwsoovs at the stations are hawking the latest biography of the late-present" Premier as "Benjamin Disreali—just Out!" A TRIMMER.—Country doctor (as they came from chwch): "But now really, between ourselves, Mangles, how did you vote? Rustic: "Well, sir, both Darties they come and axed me, and I says to one says I, yes and I couldn't say no to t'other, so I takes my balot card, goes into the box, shuts my eyes and makes a big- cross, pops it in, and Lor' only knows 'ow I voted!"
QUEER QUERIES. When can a man be almost said tosmell of money?—When he's got a lot of the Three per ^A*society journal gave a prize the other day for a piece of poetry to be twenty lines in length with- out the letter S once occurring in it. The Hon- ourable Billy sat up all night with his head in a ng linseed meal poultice, pegging away like anything, and by daylight he actually pulled it off, and took the result round to Popsey for her opinion. You might improve it still," she said. How ? "By leaving out all the other letters, too." A case for consideration—The Ballot "Box." Electoral facts-Stumpers, thumpers, plumpers, and bumpers. FORGIVE AND FAGOT.-Of course Mr. Gladstone won. It was not to be supposed that so accom-. plished a woodman would be unable to deal with a few fagots. A NEW M.D.-TERMINATION.—A royal prince of Bavaria has just taken his Medical degree of M.D. Many other royal princes might follow his example with advantage. In theee democratic days "patients" need be possessed by all of them. HIGHER Up.-A man at Hastings has met with his death by falling from the roof of a house where he was engaged in lowering a Liberal ban- ner. We hope this will be a warning to others not to lower, but to help to lift up, the Liberal banner.
Mr Murray announces a new work by Mr Darwin on The Circumnutation of Plants." The death is announced, at the age of 76, of Joseph Bloomfield, the sole surviving nephew of Robert Bloomfield, author of The Farmer's Boy." The widow of the late Mr M'Gahan, the well-known special war correspondent, is engaged upon a Russian translation of the poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. The work, which will fill three volumes, will appear in the course of a few months. Mrs M'Hahan is a Russian lady. The Hibbert Lectures for 1880, by M. Ernest Renan, are being translated into English by the Rev Charles Beard, of Liverpool. The volume will be published very shortly. The eighth volume of the Civil and Poli- tical Correspondence of F.M. the Duke of Welling ten," edited by his son, is promised by Mr. Murray. Mr Longfellow's -1 Evangeline has been translated into Portugese by a native of Lisbon who is a great admirer of the poet. The transla- tion is prefaced by a short dissertation on the rise and growth of American literature. The London Missionary Society intend to despatch al third expedition to Lake Tanganyika next week to reinforce their station there. The party will consist of the Rev A. J. Hookey, who has been for some time in the Bechuana country, and Mr D. Williams, with Mr W. S. Palmer as medical officer. Mr James Sauvage was the vocalist at the Bow and Bromley Institute on Saturday even- ing last, the organ recital being given by Mr W. T. Best, of Liverpool. The Queen has been graciously pleased to give to Mrs Hepworth Dixon agrant of £100 a year in consideration of her late husband's ser- vices to literature. A further edition of Canon Farrar's Life of St. Paul" is announced; the book, it is said, has had a wonderful sale. A penalty of JE6250 was lately inflicted upon the proprietor of the magazine Bow Bells for infringement of copyright, by the issue of a Ber- lin wool pattern of Mr Millais' well-known sub- ject "The Huguenot." The appeal is now being heard before the Lords' Justices. It is said the number of pictures in the Royal Academy's Exhibition this year will be con- siderably less than last year. The Liverpool Philharmonic Society has selected Herr Max Bruch as conductor in the place of Sir Julius Benedict, resigned. The ap- pointment does not seem to have given general satisfaction. Elijer Goff's manifesto "Tu the elektors" is the title of an electioneering squib which greatly depends on that peculiar spelling which Artemus Ward has rendered so familiar has already reached a third edition. The Graphic of this week will be purely a Gladstone number, containing the life of the eminent statesman with portraits and several illus- trations. Continuing the good work they have al- ready begun, Messrs Letts, in Part 3 of their Popular Atlas, give us most attractive and instruc- tive maps of India, Europe, and France. The depths of the ocean in cheerful blue surround the well-known coait lines of Europe and India dis- membered Turkey, and the results of the Berlin treaty are a patent fact in the former; whilst the great centres of population and the growth of the Russian Empire since the 15th century to the present time are all indicated by telling colours. India shows the revised Afghan frontier, and em- bodies the most recent discoveries in the north- west mountain district; the railway system is cor- rected to date, and even the telegraph cables in distinctive colour overrun the map where the rail- ways are not at present constructed—a most valu- able feature for military readers the British, In- dependent, and Tributary States are shown very clearly and without confusion, and the relative size of the vast territory, as compared with the mother country, is ingeniously indicated in a most unmistakeable manner. In the map of France, the special feature is the introduction of colour to indicate the wiue-growing districts, and the towns serving as outlets or depots for the red and white respectively. Altogether we cannot withhold our admiration from the ingenuity dis- played in combining so effectively pretticess, sound instruction, and economy. The following are the questions connected with the construction of an interoceanic canal, into which the International Technical Commission have lately been inquiring with a view to ascertain- ing definitely what work will be required: Vertifi- cation, by levelling, of the general line between Colon and Panama; reconnaissance, by means of borings, or the nature of the ground to be traversed: study of the stability of the rock to be passed through in deep cuttings; the mode of overcomiug difficulties presented by the Chagres River and of excavating rock below the sea level; study of the entrances to the canal: the amount of soil and rock to be excavated; and the probable duration of the work. The reports on all points are consi- dered satisfactory, and it is thought that the work could be completed in eight yeard at an outside cost of £ 33,720,000
Great was the disappointment on Tuesday morning when London awoke and found that a Liberal Ministry had not been installed at once. It was expected that twenty-four hours would see the crisis over; the outgoing men gone and the incoming men in. But no The crisis was prolonged, and it was evident there was a hitch, and that some door creaked. The Daily News came out with a savage leader to this effect,—" Stand not upon the order of your going, but go It is easier, however, to put out the old than bring in the new, and we now see the reason why. No one," said the late Lord Derby, "who has not tried it can have the slightest concep- tion of the difficulty and labour involved in framing a Ministry." It is precisely because writers for the press have not tried it that they are so ready to offer a hand, and send Mr Goschen to India, Mr Forster to Ireland, Hartington to the Treasury, and Gladstone into retirement, according as the. whim seizes them. All that is known at present is that the Liberal Leaders are in council, and who is to get the apple of discord no one can tell. I do not remember a more Jesuitical piece of advice than that which the Times assumed Lord Beaconsfield would give the Queen. It assumed that Lord Hartington would be sent for with an instruction from the Queen that in no case was he to pass on to anyone else the commis- sion to form a Ministry. The animus was only too apparent: it was that in any case Mr Gladstone was to be dished; but I think he will end by dishing the Times. The Times has not forgotten or forgiven the Radical Dissenters of Berks for setting up Mr Rogers, and running him so hard that but for the split votes kindly lent him by the Tory party, he would certainly have lost the seat. In all this the Times sees or suspects the Glad- stouian element, and, as one good turn deserves another, it loses no opportunity of hinting as broadly as it does that under no circumstances must Mr. Gladstone be the Leader. This is what I call feminine politics. We are still in the thick of the discussion as to the Cabinet of the future, and the combina- tions actual and possible are so numerous as almost to defy calculation. We may at least know who will not be in office even if they con- sent to sit in the Cabinet, which is far from certain. Mr Bright's health and age will forbid his taking office, and Mr Lowe, who has been the stormy petrel of two Administrations, is not likely to be invited to trouble a third. I met the Lord Catherham that is to be cantering along past the Catherham station yesterday. Mr Lowe, whose country house is within a mile of Catherham, rode a stout little cob, and seemed as light and jaunty as if the Queen had sent for him. But I hear that black care sat behind the rider's back. He is not happy at the prospect of being sent up to the House of Lords but there are several reasons which recommend that step, not the least of which is that a suitable seat would thus be found for Sir John Lubbock, who would then represent for life the University of London. It was some consolation to the Tories when the first batch of Liberal victories was an- nounced to point to the immediate fall in Consols and foreign stocks. It is additional gall to them now to observe that, not only has the money-market recovered, but even advanced nearly everywhere a much higher point than that from which the temporary declension commenced. The old-fashioned Tories who mourn that destinies of the nation should be so largely en- trusted to the ignorant masses are wont to derive some comfort from the hope that in a few years' time the Education Act will have so far operated as to ensure an intelligent exercise of the franchise. Judges, magistrates, and philanthropists, in deploring the frequency of crime, entertain the hope of moral regenera- tion on similar grounds. To a great extent, no doubt, they are right. But I confess I have been astonished during the past few days to find how much Board School Education is as water spilled upon the ground." A friend of mine who takes an interest in Educational matters assure me that there are multitudes of boys of thirteen and fourteen who have passed through the board schools, and who within a year or two of leaving school have utterly forgotten all but their alphabet and their figures. I myself have visited a night school for boys all under fourteen, and all of whom had received a Board-school education, but who could neither read the simplest book nor write their names nor work a substraction sum. Apparently such boys on leaving school have no books to read or no inclination to read them. A short time suffices to obliterate all they have learnt, and it is only when they want to make a rise in life to something be- yond the position of an errand-boy, that they become conscious of their deficiencies, and avail themselves of such gratuitous instruction as is afforded by night schools. Plainly, however, such agencies only touch the case in part, and it is for the promoters of public education to devise some means for enabling the children of the poor to retain the elementary knowledge which is imparted to them at so great a cost to the community. Bishops are rapidly multiplying in the English Church. A new pissionary bishop is appointed for China, and Liverpool is erected into a see a port see as well as a sea port. The new diocese is not large, but it is populous, and the appointment of the Bishop of Liverpool may have as important a hearing upon eccles- iastical life there as the appointment of a Bishop of Manchester had there. St Peter's church will make but a poor Cathedral. It will cer- tainly be the smallest and meanest in the king- dom. But the Liverpudlians have been pro- mising for the last ten years to build a bran- new cathedral, at a cost of half a million of mttney and perhaps in another fifty years they may be stirred up to the proper pitch of zeal to fulfil their pledge. It does not appear to be part of the genius of Protestantism to build Cathedrals, but only to "restore" them. Is there a single Protestant-built Cathedral in England besides St. Paul's ? Canon Ryle has been to Liverpool to prospect his new diocese, and to make the acquaintance of his leading clergy. The exact date of his consecration is not yet fixed, but it is said that the mayor of Liverpool intends to give a banquet on the oc- casion, to be followed by a general reception of the clergy and leading laity of the place. Not only the Messrs Gordon but the London public generally are to be congratulated upon the fact that the great fire in High Holborn on Saturday, destroying nearly £30,000 worth of property, was extinguished before it reduced to ashes that deservedly popular dining resort, the Holborn Restaurant, which, as your readers probably know, obtains a reputation for ex- ceeding any ordinary club or mere refreshment establishment in London. For country visitors "the Holborn" at dinner-time is one of the most attractive sights of London. Its propri- etors met a want in supplying daily at a fixed hour and price a dinner served with all the elegancies of comfortable modem refinement, accompanied with the charms of music; for whilst dinner is being served more than one sense is gratified at the same time, and the pro- gramme of music performed every evening sup- plies a delicate addition to more substantial bills of fare. Fountains, flowers, and singing- birds (although the latter are mechanical per- formers) contribute to the enjoyments of its evening meal. Its waiters deserve special re- cognition as very superior representatives of a temper-trying occupation. But probably the success of this most successful attempt to im- prove the art of "dining" is due to the per- sonal qualities of Mr Hamp, the indefatigable manager, without whose cheery face and re- spectful greeting even "the Holborn" would lose its attractions. Mr Hamp assisted man- fully in putting out the fire, and did not, I regret to say, escape without burnt hands and neck and singed garments. I am glad, how- ever, to find him again at the post he so genially graces, and that he has not sustained further injury. The duke's saloon was much damaged, but the principal dining hall altogether escaped, and is beginning to receive the annual influx of country visitors up for the May meetings, and for whom, apparently, "the Holborn" pro- vided a thoroughly appreciated form of dissipa- tion. At the time of the fire occurring two grand dinners were being served, one being a compliment to Mr C. F. Pardon, upon his re- tirement from the post of sub-editor of the Press Association, and the other the anniversary dinner of the London Auxiliary Fire Brigade; but the sparks, smoke, and water so freely en- tered the dining saloon that the company had to break up and retire in unceremonious con- fusion.
THE WELSH ELECTIONS. In an editorial on the results of the Welsh Elections the Genedlsays :-We have now substan- tial reason for looking forward to a period of successful legislation for Wales. It has been the custom of the Tories to laugh at our national wishes they turned a deaf ear to all our just de- mands, whilst they gave Scotland what she asked for. We know that the leaders of the Liberal party are in favour of dealing j ustly with Wales. Aberystwith will have effectual aid, and the mid- dle-class schools throughout the whole country will doubtless be cared for. Jesus College will not be snatched as spoil by the Episcopal Tories, the collegiate advantages will be placed within the reach of Welshmen generally. Our country will for once in its history be justly represented. The Liberals who have been returned by votes to Par- liament are gentlemen of capacity and talent, of energy and resolute application. Wales has a representative voice and strength which will secure for her a respectful hearing henceforward, and no one doubtless will be readier to grant this, and all other facilities for securing justice for the people, than the Liberal Government which is about to be formed.
THE CARNARVONSHIRE ELECTION. The glorious victory of Mr Watkin Williams was signalised by great enthusiasm at Llan- beris. The proceedings, however, were not palatable to the taste of a Tory scribbler, who went home to concoct the following report of the event, and which appeared in the Dywysogaeth:— —" Never was there such evidence of Radical hot- headedness as that seen here on Wednesday after the receipt of the news of Mr Watkin Williams' triumph. About three o'clock my peace was dis- turbed by the screeching noise resembling the pleasant squeakings of five score pigs. At the close of the procession, a preaching meet- iug was announced to bo held in front of the Snowdon Valley Hotel at six o'clock. By the ap- pointed time, hundreds of persons assembled to- gether in that place, and the preachers and one of the doctors' were also present. Only a short time elapsed before the latter made their way to the balcony, in order to explain to the people how the screw worked. Some thought that the preachers were about to spout a little against the evil of frequenting public houses; but they were disappointed. The quarry screw was the subject of the sermon of one of the preachers. At the close of the discourse upon the screw, another preacher came forward, and de- livered an eloquent sermon on Watkin Williams, our god,' which greatly affected the congregation. Subsequently, one of the crack bards present led some verses which were sung till Snowdon quaked, because she was obliged to bend her head to the new god, instead of to Him who had fixed her foundations. Here is one verse :— Pwy sy' am roddi ini'n bara ? Watcyn Williams, ein duwni; Pwy sy' am roddi'n gig a thatws? Watcyn Williams, ein duw ni; Pwy sy' am roddi'r tea a'r siwgr, Coffi, ymenyn, heb ,un cri ? Pwy all beidio d'weyd am dano,- Watcyn Williams, ein duw ni ?' The preaching and singing was so effective- that many of the congregation joined the brotherhood that evening in the hotel."
MR GLADSTONE AND WALES. The following correspondence between the Rev Dr Rees and Mr Gladstone is published in the Baner of this week To THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLAD- STONE, M.P. SIR,-I crave your indulgence for one moment, while I address a few words to you— being prompted to do so by emotions stronger than my better judgment, which would have constrained me to forbear. In common with millions of my fellow countrymen, and all the -friends of truth and justice, freedom and humanity, throughout the civilised world, I rejoice and bless God for the great and mighty work which you have been enabled by Him to undertake and to accom- plish. Your battle, indeed, has been a long and a severe one, and your victory complete and triumphant-such as has had but few parallels in our history. And exceeding great is your reward in the love and admiration of your country—which you have been the honoured instrument in rescuing from the most critical and perilous position into which it has been brought within the last few years by Tory mal-administration. =All sober-minded and devout men in this and many other lands, join heartily in offering prayers and praises to God on your behalf. Blessed, indeed, is the man whose life and actions are such as will cause other men abundantly to multiply their thanksgivings to God" on his account. This blessedness, Right Hon. Sir, is yours in an eminent degree. May you long live to enjoy it, ere you be called to receive and enjoy the higher reward that awaits you. In the few words I had the honour of ad- dressing to you, as one of the Welsh deputa- tion, which you did us the honour to receive at Hawarden in May, 1878, I ventured to assert that that deputation truly expressed the senti- ments and feelings of the entire Welsh nation, with but a few exceptions. Now, the elections being over, I feel proud and happy to find that the final issue has verified to the letter what I then ventured to assert, and that poor little Wales now occupies the very highest position in political eminence-having excelled even Scotland. Out of sixty members, Scotland yields five or six to the Conservatives; but Wales, out of thirty, gives two only-and that out of charity, not of necessity on her part. The Liberal victories in the counties of Carnar- von and Montgomery were won in the face of the most powerful territorial influence exerted against them, which invest them with an interest second only to that of Midlothian.-I have the honour to be, your obedient ser- vant, WILLIAM REES. Chester, April 14, 1880.
To THE REV WILLIAM REES, D.D. Sm,—I thank you for your kind note, and I fully share your satisfaction in the thought that Wales has, on this occasion, against our very formidable rival, won the primacy of honour.-Your faithful and obedient servant, W. E. GLADSTONE. April 16, 1880.
The Dywysogaeth says that if the bill for the prohibition of canvassing is passed, Mr Wat- kin Williams' seat will be in danger at the next election. ) A Tory print says :—" The other day, 320 ] Radical lambs were conveyed from Newtown to Welshpool to kick up an election row, and they were very successful." The Conservatives of Cardiff, indignant at the result of the election, have decided to un- seat Mr Read, the Liberal member, if they can prove charges of bribery. They are evidently doomed to disappointment. Llais y W7ad is, after all, a truthful print, because it said the other day, "It is unnecessary to conceal the fact that the Tories in Carnarvon- shire have had a thrashing which will not be for- gotten in many respects." Bemoaning the fate of the Conservativc candidate for the representation of Carnarvonshire, a writer in a Tory print says :-L Mr Pennant's great fault is—that his father is one of the peers of the realm. Had he been brought up from the ditch, and became the owner of quarries and other property, he would have been a great man in the eyes of men who are enthralled by ignorance and prejudice." The same writer says :—" Mr Pennant is a Welshman born and bred in Llandegai; and those who have heard speak say that he has a proper Welsh pronunciation." This is really a wonderful, but questionable, discovery." A Voice from Bangor stated that the Conservatives of Anglesey intend "tucking up their sleeve," as they have resolved to change Mr Richard Davies' present majority into a minority in the next contest. In the meantime, says this ineffective "Noice,"they will not remain idle, but will bring forward a candidate whose impor- tance will justify the electors of Anglesey in turn- ing the Liberal members into a pasture where, for a season, they will smooth their political hair On the polling day in Anglesey, a Con- servative proceeded in a Tory jolting-car to vote for Captain Pritchard- Rayner, and thus fulfil his promise honourably. There were other voters in the vehicle, and the conversation during the journey was upon the merits and demerits of the respective candidates. T1 is Conservative, how- ever, having spoken in respectful terms about Mr Richard Davies, the Liberal candidate, was accused by his fellow-passengers of being a "traitor." The accused went to the polling booth, and did his duty. Returning towards the car, he was surprised to hear the driver say I brought you here. but after what I heard, the devil must take yoa home." And the poor Conservative was left behind! Two jolly Tories in Carnarvon were over- sanguine of the return of Mr Douglas Pennant. As they were brothers they expressed their feelings to each other rather freely, and the result was they decided upon signalising the "defeat" of Mr Watkin Williams by making a grand pyrotecnical display, the arrangements being left in the hands of the younger brother. The elder brother, how- ever, knew how to tie a flag to a pole, and he therefore ordered a varied selection of banners to be conveyed to his business establishment in the most central part of the town. The result of the poll was made, and—great was the disappoint- ment of these Tory brothers. Fearing the rockets and blue lights will become damp in the shed wheretheyare now kept, these admirers of gun- powder and glory policy have suggested the ad- visability of holding a Conservative meeting for the purpose of "cheering up" Mr Douglas Pen- nant, and winding up the proceedings with a dis- play of fireworks. This is not a bad idea of Brothers Jones after all.
Twenty-seven congratulatory addresses have already been sent to Mr Gladstone from Bulgaria. An address bearing 1000 signatures has been forwarded to Mr Gladstone from Belgrade, congratulating him upon the triumph of the Liberal party in England. One hundred and twenty-nine lawyers appear to have been returned to the new Parlia- ment. This number is not so remarkable as the fact that it includes twenty-seven Liberal Queen's Counsel, of whom six are at the Irish bar. Mr Bright paid a short visit on Friday to Hawarden Castle, on his way from Llandudno. Mr Bright and Mr Gladstone took a walk together in Hawarden Park, and through the village to the rectory. The right hon. gentleman resumed his journey in the evening. A few days back, one signing himself an "Old Liberal," suggested in the columns of a contemporary that a grand demonstration be or- ganised in Swansea to celebrate the Liberal vic- tory. It would be well to have it held before Par- liament meets, so that resolutions might be passed asking Mr Gladstone to return to the Premiership. It is Mr Gladstone's voice which has reused the country, and in him they put their trullt. Mr W. E. Gladstone has written a letter to the Secretary of the Merthyr District Exhibi- J tion, who wrote requesting the loan of artistic works. The right hon. gentleman says I am now possessed of no great number of objects, but I should be sorry to withhold, especially at the present moment any mark of sympathy with the people of Merthyr and South Wales. What I have are generally 'ivories,' and what are called Italian jewels.' If you have an agent in London acting for the exhibition, I could see him at 73, Harley-street,in the forenoon,after naming a week hence in Lol)don."
It is stated that Prince Leopold will be made a duke and a peer, and that he will take the title of Duke of Albany. Mr Herbert Gladstone will address a mass meeting of the Liberal electors of Leeds on the 1st of May, when it is expected that his father will be present. The Nottingham Liberal Union have decided to adopt Mr Arnold Morley, son of Mr Samuel Morley, M.P., as Liberal candidate for the seat rendered vacant by the death of Mr J. S. Wright. Mr Morley is a barrister of the Midland .circuit. The Liberation Society's Executive Com- mittee have passed resolutions in which they expressed unreserved satisfaction with the results of the general election. Sixteen members of tke society's committee have been returned to Parlia- ment. Her Majesty has lately forwarded to Canada a couple of yuluable gold watches, to be presented to the aide-de-camp and groom who were in attendance upon H.R.H. Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lome on the occasion of the recent sleigh accident at Ottawa. The Bishop of London was the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society, held in London oa Monday, and expressed a hope that a Sunday Closing Bill for England and Wales would speedily be introduced and passed by the new Parliament. Mr Parnell was presented with the free- dom of the City of Cork on Thursday. He said his name followed that of his late leader, Mr Butt, on the list. He would spare no exertions to render Irish corporations as free as American ones, where the humblest citizen might become the mayor. A telegram from Constantinople stateB that Colonel Coope has been dismissed from his command in the Turkish gendarmerie, because he refused to proceed to Erzeroum, on the ground that he was without money, having received na pay for three months. Sir H. Layard has ad- dressed remonstrances to the Porte on the sub- ject. A special train conveying Her Majesty's- miniltars arrived at Windsor 12.35 on Wednesday. The ministers at once drove to the castle in the royal carriage, and were immediately summoned to Her Majesty's presence in the white drawing- room, where the council, which lastei about one hour, was held. It is believed that the members who were present tendered their resignation. Various presentations were made to Her Majesty on appointment, and after luncheon the party re- turned to town. The shop of Mr Routledge, jeweller, Carlisle, was on Tuesday night broken into, and property to a large amount abstracted. Entrance to the premises was effected by removing slates from the roof, which was reached by means of & ladder. The articles stolen include 10 gold lever and 8 gold Swiss watches, nearly 300 gold chains, 250 gold lockets, 250 gold trinkets, seals, &c., 450 gold and gem rings, about 200 gold brooches, and nearly 200 sets of studs and solitaires. The total loss is about £ 5,000. No arrests have yet been affected. A telegram from New York gives further details of destructive gales in the Western. States. Only fourteen houses now remain stand- ing. In Marshfield 78 persons have been killed, and a number of others are dying from injuries re- ceived. Many are missing and hundreds of families have been rendered homeless. Surgeons and other assistants are being sent to the sufferers from all directions. It is feared other places have suffered. Railway telegraphic connnunication is interrupted. Major O'Gorman, in his farewell address to the electors of Waterford, attributes his defeat to the vintners of Waterford, and aays :—"I told them to their beards that if they wanted dirty work to be done they should seek the services of some one else for its performance, they then turned against me, and successfully. They cast into ob- livion the unslumberin» services of six long years. They flung to the winds the records of 801 divis- ions I have attended, and which have not been equalled by any Home Rule member excepting Major Nolan and Mr Biggar. They are welcome to their unhandsome victory." "I return," he concludes, "to my house, and quit the one where for six years I have done faithful duty. I freely forgive those whose avarice has blinded their patriotism, and I bid the constituency a kindly farewell. Dr Kenealy died suddenly on Friday, at his residence in Tavistock-square. Some months ago the doctor injured his foot. After his canvass for Stoke, symptoms of mortification fet in, and illness terminated fatally on Friday. The career which has thus closed in gloom and darkness, had a bright and even a brilliant opening. The doctor's natural abilities and accomplishments won him a position which ought to have culminated in a seat on the bench. He was an accomplished linguist, an able lawyer, and an eloquent speaker. But his perversity and wrong headedness destroyed the prospects which his genius opened out; and from the Tichborne episode his public life evi- denced a painful degradation He divorced him- self from all just sympathies, and started an agitation which was based upon such monstrous allegations as the utter corruption of the judicial bench, and the guilty connivance of Governments in the maladministration of justice. An exhibition and Market of Machinery, Implements and Material used or sold by Printers, Stationers and Paper makers, &c., is announced to be held at the Agricultural Hall, London, early in July next. This will ,be another of those trade exhibitions which owe their origin to Mr Dale, and which both in their conception and their organiza- tion are calculated to benefit materially the trades they are connected with. Their object is to bring together the various clashes in sujh trades periodically and at convenient intervals, for the purposes of adequately introducing novelties and inventions to those of the public for whom they are intended, and of facilitating ordinary trades purchases by enabling buyers to compare qualities and prices before ordering. The idea has already worked most satisfactorily, some exhibitors at one of these exhibitions last year receiving orders amounting to several thousand pounds during the one week they were at the Agricultural Hall. The Printers' Exhibition and Market which is now announced, will be very comprehensive, and, as it is under the patronage of the elite of the trades which will be represented, will no doubt be a great success. Amongst the patrons are the Lord Mayor of London, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, -he Lord Provost of Euiuburgh, the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Dr. Charles Cameron, M.P., President of the Company of Stationers < f Glasgow, Mr John Walter, M.P., Mr J. W. Ingram, M P., Mr Edwird Lloyd, Messrs Waterlow and Sons (Limited) Messrs Spottiswoode and Co., Messrs Eyre iond Spottiswoode, Messis Waterlow, Bros, and Layton, Messrs Bemrose and Sons (Limited), and Meiers Marcus Ward and Co. The exhibition bang purely of a business character will be free to the trade," and the nett profits will be paid ove- to the Printers' Pension, Almshouse, and Orpian Asylum Corporation. 'W
[JUDY.] MORAL MAXIMS. BY OUR OWN MANIAC. That woman who neglects her husband's shirt front is no longer the wife of his bosom. A lying tongue is bad enough, but false teeth are worse. A good wife is a crown unto her husband. That is sweetly true; yet there are some husbands about -who would like 1(0) tike it out in a little change." A man may be lantern-jawed, yet it would not be right to say that he is of necessity also light headed. The best cure for poverty is frequently a sinecure. It is wrong for young men to chaff their seniors, for what is bad-in-age is worse in youth Boys will be boys." Just so what a pity it is though, men won't always be men. Some men will pump you to any extent-if you only give them a handle.
TWJ Young Ladies' Journal for May.—May is the month in which summer fashions appear in their full freshness and novelty. With the gaiety of the London season at its height, toilets for visiting, for the Row, the opera, and ball, are all in demand. An endless variet f of designs for all occasions will be found in The Young Ladies' Journal, where the most stylish and elegant toilets are displayed in the beautifuly-coloured Paris Fashion Plate, in the enormons Supplement of Fashions, and in the pages of the work. Stories of a most interesting character, complete and continuous will amuse the leisure of many a fair reader. There is also an abundance of fancy-work, and the domestic element is well represented in the cookery recipes, and useful replies given to correspondents. The Young Ladies' Journal is the cheapest 9d worth extant. New chapeaux a.re of the most fanciful description; many are of coloured chip to match the costume or some of its trimmings. A novelty in these is satin chip, which somewhat resembles silvered chip, in its bright shining appearance. English and Belgian straw chapeaux retain their prestige for useful and daily wear; the greatest novelty will be a new form of leghorn straw of the finest texture. The new models which have up to this time appeared ar little different from those worn in winter; the capote shapes appear to be the favourites, but are small. A white chip bonnet in a small Directoire shape is trimmed with narrow satin ribbon in two shades of straw colour a series of loops in both colours line the brim and form a little border; round the crown, 4 and falling on the brim, is a close wieath of tabs i of ribbon cut in points at the end a series of i loops stand up over the crown, and between the two are bands of ribbon with long Alsatian bows in both shadt s; strings of both kinds of ribbon, and a large cluster of white daisies far back on the left side. This chapeau is for a young lady. An elegant model for a married lady is of Florentine bronze straw, fitting closely to the head. A folded band of Merveilleux satin in the same shade forms the bandeau acrosi the front of the chapeau and ends in the strings. On either side of the bandeau is a full fringe of brown and old gold coloured berries, and a bunch of double red poppies is placed on the right side. O'd gold coloured straw is now made in this shade without being in the least shiny. It is a dead yellow, a little like Manilla straw, fcut is, in fact, Italian straw, sewn and dyed. We have seen a bonnet of old gold straw, with a fringe of amber pearls falling like a bandeau. Above the pearls was a wreath of old gold and brown cinerarias. The strings were of white tulle, spangled with gold. A pretty little black bonnet is also worthy of notice. The foundation is of tulle, covered with jet; the brim is covered with a tttick coronet of yellow and black buttercups the springs of black lace form an Alsatian bow at the back of the flower. Morning coiffures for married ladies are still made of swift Indian muslin. A very be- coming morning cap in a modified Olympia shape, it made of white muslin and edged with a pleating wide at the back and narrow in front, where it is cohcealed under a group of muslin bows scalloped and embroidered with pale blue. Another cap is of cream white foulard and blonde; two lace flounces divided by a band of black velvet are placed round the cap, the lower flounce being much fuller and deeper at the back.—Mira's Mid- Monthly Journal.