-1 FRIDAY.—MARCH 17TH. J HOUSK O: COMMONS.—Sir Charles Dilke a">?in requested Mr Maclver to read his Blue Beoks in- stead of askiag him for information that was con- fined in them Mr Maclver's question that I elicited this request from the T i.der Foreign Secretary was as to the effect of the suxt >xe j?entrepot in charging Canadian goods coming by vay of Liverpool with dues from which Canadian goods by way of New York were free. Sir Cuarles Dilke said if Mr MacTver had read hia Blue Book;- be would have found that the commissioners had ou.cceeded in getting the French Government to fllnre the views which both he and the honourable member for Birkenhead held on this matter. Mr D. Maclver subsequently again referred to the subject of French shipping b unties, a-,d, receiv- ing from Sir Charles Dilke a brief repetition of his former answer, gave notice that he would on another occasion can attention to the subject. The Attf >rney-Genera1, in answer to Mr Ashmead, admitted the necessity of dealing with corrupt practices at municipal elections, br.t he had found it impossible to deal with this subject in the same bill with corrupt practices at parliamentary elections. Mr Gorst called attention to the chatter recently granted by her Majesty s Govern- ment to the British North Borneo Company and moved an address prayiag her Majesty to revoke or alter so much of the charter as 2ave an implipd function to the o r.intenance of slavery under the protection of the British flag. Mr Gladstone Jefended the course the Government had taken with regard to this company. As to tie speciil point raised in Mr Gorst'a motion, the Premier jsui3 evcVi Hi? Brit1 six Oro^n exfircisa** a pro- tectorate, it W; 3 doubtful whether we could, or whether it was right that we should, at once put an end to domestic slavery, without regard to the v.na-^r; and customs of the country or the right of property. We could ed! act in the matter by negotiation and by peaceable means; but our position would ^>2 much more (strengthened when the influence cf the British Government was acknowledged thar. if the ".ansa of the slaves had beer, left wholly in the hands of a trading com. pany. Tho charter could be revoked if the com- may aid net do everything in its power to dis- courage slavery. Atter some discussion, Mr Gorst's motion was rejected, and the house went into committee of supply.
MONDAY. HOI-E OF LOUDS —The Railway Continuous Brakes Bill was read a seco-sd time, with the understanding that the committee stage should be postponed till May. Lord Truro, in asking for IKE production of the general annual army returns for the preceding year, said the desertions during 183) had been enormous amounting among the its to nearly one-fifth of the whole. The Enl of Motley, in promising that the returns asked for should be laid ::on the table as soon AS possible, said that they would show that the desertions had not increased, being, iu fact, lower than they had been since 1858. In reply to Lord Bury, the Earl of Morley repeated an explanation given by Earl Granville some time ago, that the Government had reserved for its own consideration the general question of the advisability or otherwise, from a. national p-unt of view, of permitting the construc. tion nf the projected Channel Tunnel. The com- mitt that had been appointed to make the preliminary investigation was purely a scientific committee, and the questions they had to consider ware the practicability of closing the tunnel to an enemy, and the means to be employed, whether by obstruction or destruction, for that purpose. In the course of a short discussion that ensued, Earl Granville, replying to a question by the Eari of Carnarvon, said the intention of the Ministers was to prevent the tunnel bills being proceed with till they were in a position to state their opinion to Parliament, and he could not say when this WOULD be.
TUESDAY. HOUIE OF Loans.—A message was read from the Queen exnressing her Majesty's belief, founded upon the proofs which she has never failed to receive of their loyalty to the throne and their attachment to her person and family, that both Houses of Parliament will, upon the happy occa- sion of Prince Leopold's marriage, make such a provision for his Royal Highness as may be suit- able to the dignity of the Crown. Earl Granville GAVE notice that on Thursday he will move that her Majesty's G-acious message be taken into con- aideratiou. HuusE OF CAMV.RV- On her Majesty's message M to Prince Leopold's message being read by the Speaker, Mr Labom-here gave notice that be would oppoee any moiion which might be made upon tbo subject bv the Prime Minister on Thurs- day. In reply to M. Heaiy, Mr Foreter said the highest number o £ prisoners under arrest in Ire- land for pc'itTo-TL cffccr.v, bttween 1846 and 1832 was in April, 1S30, when the number was 669. •»Y> MACLVCU GAVE TOTICS of an amendment to Mr Ritchie's motion in relerence to foreign tariffs, to the effect that the negotiation of her Majesty's I Governmeut UAD not resulted in any advantage to BRITISH traci«, and that the statement of Sir Charles Dilke was not b.rrr.e out by the Blue Books. Mr A, Arnold moved a resolution declaring it to be tf.'?■ opinion ot the house that it would be desirable to establish uniformity of franchise throughout the whole oi falj UaU*l Kingdom by a franchise SIMILAR to that E-TABL^B EDIU the English boroughs. The Hon. Arthur Eiiiott seconded the motion. THE PREMIER SUPPORTED TBE resolution, stating that if he had hesitcted at all in doing so it would have been because he was thereby practically meeting a promise wluch the Government would not have AN opportunity of fulfilling for some time to come. Bat he had no doubt as to the merits of the ques. tion. and should vote for the motion with the fullest conviction that such a step was not only not to be regarded WITH apprehension but would tend to harmonize the different classes of the com- munis ar 1 strengthen the constitution of the country. *ir Blennerhassett moved as m amend- ment to the effect that no change should BE made IN the electoral franchise until ML and accurate informatioa upon the subject bad been laid before the House. A long debate ensued, and even. SSf-in 'YS'Sr Mr Whitley, Lord F. Cavendish explnmed that the. recent seiz'ire by the exeise author IT'E pool of an article kcowa as malt coffee under an act of the reign of George the ground that, as no dutv was now paid on MAIT, th« revenue w.'uld be endangered if a malt and coffee were allowed to be MANAIWTU IN this oountry and sold as coffee. Mr Chamber. lain, in reply to a question, said that, as an ex- periment, tciegraphie nomwiunication had been established between the shore and one lightship, bllt he was afraid that the expense of doing so generally would not be justified by the woik of the re»uits. Mr Gladstone gave notice that, after the Mouse had disposed of the new rules of procednre M far as 12, he should propose.that. the seven first and the three last be standing orders, the other two being AMENDMENTS of standing orders. In reply to a question by the leader of the Opposition, the Premier announced that the house would ad- journ for THE Easter holidays on Tuesday in Pas- sion week, until the Monday week following. After a number of other questions had been re- plied to by Ministers the debate on Mr Marriott's amendment to the fi i sli, of the Premier's resolutions relating to procedure was rbiulned by Mr Haikes, who was followed by the Marquis of Hartington. six Richard Crosi also took part in the debate, which was again adjourned. „
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AN ABERGELE CHURCH DISPUTE. OFFICIAL INQUIRY AT ST. ASAPil. [FSOM ora OWN" RBVORTER J On Tuesday last an inqairy was opened in the Consistory Court of St. Asaph Cathedral before the Ye: Archdeacon Smart, vicar of Northop, into charges of wilful neglect and misbehaviour made by the Rev Pavid Evans, vicar of Abergele, against Mr R. B. Hosketh, a county magistrate, of Gwrych Castle, parish clerk of Abergele, HDd Mr Robert Roberts, deputy parish clerk. The solicitor for the vicar was Mr Louis (Louis acd Edwards, Ruthin), and Mr Hesketh and his deputy, Robert Roberts, were represented by M), Evan Morris, Wrexham. The Ven. Archdeacon, in opening the proceed- ings, said in consequertce of having received from the incumbent of Abergele a complaint stating that the persons holding or exercising the offices of parish clerk and deputy parish clerk in his parish had been guilty of wilful neglect and mis. behaviour, he had appointed that court for the purpose of hearing the truth of such matters. I The complaint of the vicir, in which it was stated that in consequence of their neglect and misbehaveur the persons complained of were unfit to bold their offices, having been read, The Yen. Archdeacon called upon the represen- tative of the complainant to proceed. Mr Morris, however, sought ai d obtained pre- cedence in order to make a preliminary objection to the proceedings on the ground that Mr Hesketh I had not been supplied with a statement of dates aDd particulars ot the charges. He read letters to I show that the request had been made and been declined, and remarked that this was not an ordinary inquiry, as, although the act under which the proceedings were taken had been passed a long time, there were very few cases under it. Mr Louis replied to this objection that his friend would have ample intimation of the charges as the case proceeded. The Yen. Archdeacon said if he found it necessary in the course of the inquiry to adjourn in order to enable Mr Morris to refate any charges of which he had not had notice, he would take the matter into his consideration when the necessity arose, but at present be thought it was desirable they should proceed. After discussion on the point, the Archdeacon also ruled that the inquiry must be limited to offences which had occurred within the last two years. Mr Louis thereupon proceeded to state the case I oa behalf of the vicar. He said he charged Mr Hesketh, first of all, with wilf"l neglect of, and misbehaviour in, his office of parish cl rk,inasmuch as be had never attended the services in the church of Abergele, although a resident in the parish and Irequently at home, And inasmuch also as he was parish clerk of the parish of Llanddulas, and was therefore unable to discharge the duties of parish clerk in both places. He further charged Mr Hesketh with not having exercised the office of pariah clerk by sufficient d-puty, and he alleged that that deputy had not duly or faithfully per- formed his duties, or properly demeaned himself ir the discharge of his duties. Then he likewise charged Mr Hesketh with having prevented the vicar from using the parish school-room. Mr Morris asked the Ven. Archdeacon to rule that the offences charged should be confined to Mr Hesketh's office. Mr Louis might as well go to his house and say he should not smoke. Mr Louis said the deputy parish clerk was charged with having wilfully, maliciously, and on purpose molested and disturbed the vicar in his church and churchyard; with having been guilty of riotous, violent, and indecent behaviour both during the celebration of Divine service, and in the churchyard and burial ground, while under the influence of drink; and with having molested, disturbed, vexed, troubled, and, by other unlawful meaus, disgusted and misused the vicar in the parish church, churchyard, and burial ground. It would be shown that he read the service in a loud, noisy, and unbecoming manner, and that he disobeyed the directions of the vicar ^by following him to the font during christenings, and respond- ing in a loud and unbecoming manner, and also by riuging the bells when he was told not to do so. It WM impossible that the condition of things which had gone on so long should continue. If the court, after the evidence which he should call, could not find its way to remove the deputy parish clerk, who was so objectionable to the vicar and congregation, then he should ask that the vicar be removed. The present state ef things was a Rcandal not only to the town of Abergele but to the entire district. When the vicar went te Abergele matters went on smoothly enough. The deputy parish clerk knew his duties he attended to the lighting of the gas, put the books in order, and did what ever else was necessary to be done in the church. In 1877 the vicar thought the church should be restored, and most beautifully that restoration had been carried out. The speaker took it upon himself to say that no church in Wales had been more successfully restored than the parish church of A.bergele. During the restorations the service was held in the school, and, on their completion, in the church again, and since then nothing had Jgone on as it should have done, the deputy parish clerk having been a thorn in the side of the vicar, greater probably than any that of.any clergyman had been troubled with before. To the hypothetical question, Who was the vicnr of Abergele F" Mr Louis pointed cut that that rev gentleman had at different places raised no less a sum than Z7577 for church restoration and other purposes, and remarked that bad he been adrcne perhaps there would have been none of this >bstruction,but5because he was anxious to do the work be was sent to do there had been nothing but opposition from first to last. He put in the agree- ment between Mr Hesketh and his deputy, to show that the former conferred and the latter accepted the office of deputy parish clerk on con- dition that the duties were fulfilled to the satis- faction of the vioar and Mr Hesketh, and after in- dicating the nature of the evidence which would be given he asked the court to remove Mr Hesketh from his office. The Rev David Evans said he was vicar of Aber- gele, and was appointed in 1876. At that time Mr vi was Pari8h clerk, but he had never been Mr Hesketh in the church except on one occasion, and that was not at the service. Robert Roberts was the deputy parish clerk. The service was then conducted in the church, but witness econaiterwarda commenced operations to restore the church. As soon as he commenced to improve the service by making it more congregational, Roberts began to read in a louder voice than the choir- This was before they went out of the church in 1877. During the restoration the aerWce-3 were conducted in the school, and they returned to the churoh in June, 1879. In O ctober, 1879,ou the o* » party coming to the church to g° nf^?.oCe*eiaoiiy of marriage, Roberts accused too much for a marriage licence, and offering witness £ 2 3s, said, "Twill Davit myself under protest." oa the ilth of July, 1889, Robert8 ^de Welf very dis- agreeable at a funeral, where it had been arranged that tho ^rvice shonM be choral. He read as low as he comd, to the di8t«bance of the congregation and the vexation of witue. After the funeral, witness was passing Roberts's hon e, and was speaking to someone in the road, when Roberts rushed out and shouted, Cursed is the om-i who removeth his neigbbom's landmark. Witness next spoke to Roberts having run; the bell m disobedience to instruction, and to having abstracted the keys of the belfry. Whcu he was reminded that he had not carried out instructions, he said he had rung the bell and would do it j again. In August, last yjar, when witness wad in Church-street Abergt-1e, Roberts came to- wards him and said, Here's the vicar. I wIll put him and the churchyard in the Queen's Bench He said this is a boi&terous voice Wit- ness had seen Roberts coming out of public.houses, and had reason to know he bad been under the influence of d, ink. Indeed, he had seen him in that condition both in the church and church- > ard. He had been in that condition in church duriug Divine service. During those times his con- duct towards witness was abusive and riotous, find he had annoyed and disturbed the congregation. He had made witness nervous, and interfered with him in tha discharge of his dutie3. In fact, his health bad been affected by the man's conduct. Witness had given instructions to Roberts to retain his seat during christenings, and not to follow him to the font. These instructions he had disobeyed, and the consequence was witness had not been able to carry out the sacrament ac- cording to the rules of the Church. Owing to Robert's conduct the service was turned into ridicule, as he responded in a loud tone and in a different note from the choir. During the services he was sometimes two or three words behind the others, sometimes a ncte above and sometimes below. There was, in fact, an organized opposi- tion on his part toth j service. Witnes had written several letters to Mr Hesketh about Roberts's mis- conduct. In iross-examination by Mr Morris, Mr Evans said that during the present year he had refused to recognize Roberts as deputy parish clerk, but simply as a parishioner. The mode of conducting the service when witness went to Abergele was to have a duet between the clergyman and the clerk. Mr Morris: Oh, you two were the duettists (laughter). Mr Louis strongly objected to Mr Morris's comment. Mr Morris Is that the best description you can give of it ? Witnes: Yes; it was a duet between the two, the clergyman and the deputy parish clerk. His duties after that were to open and close the church doors, look after the lighting of the gas, &c. He was not aware that these were the duties of a sexton With respect to his ringing of the bells apainst orders, witness admitted having written a letter to Mr Hesketh stating that he did not wish for the man's dismissal on that ground, as it would make him a hero in the eyes of the Dissenters, to the disadvantage of the "poor ignored clergyman." Witness had had thiee curates since he went to Abergele. Mr Morris read the following extract from a letter writren by the vicar to Mr Hesketh, anent Mr Roberts :—" The greatest boon you can confer upon the poor boyctted church of Abergele will be to take Mr Roberts with you to Llanddulas on Sunday, or give him a ticket of-leave to go to Towyn with the National schoolmasters," and asked witness what he meant by "boycotted church ?" Witness: I mean boycotted by the squire, the parish clerk. Mr Morris Do you mean that you were boy- cotted P" Witness That I and the chureh were boycotted by the equirj, the parish clerk of Abergele. Mr Morris: Do you think that is charitable language for the vicar of a parish to use ? Witness: Considering what I had undergone for four years it is not too strong language. It is plain English, and I wrote it from feelings of wrong. Mr Evans: Net from feelings of vindictiveness ? Witness: No. In re-examination by Mr Louis, witness affirmed that he had been told by the assistant schoolmaster that the reason he did not attend his church was because Mrs Hesketh had instructed him not to do so. That was one reason why he used the word boycotted." Mr Hesketh had done nothing for the parish church since he went there. The witness having been re-examined at greater length, the inquiry was adjourned.
CHEERFUL PROSPECTS. The Agricultural Oazette says :—" We have now fairly passed from winter into spring in a manner worthy to be placed on record. Who among us can remember such a winter ? In the South, since August last we have had a continuation of good weather. Croakers prophesied as December waxed old that we should pay for it" in January, and as January drew to a close we were threatened with exceptional severity in February. All such forebodings, though often fulfilled, are unreason- able, for there seems to be no definite principle of compensation. It is true a sort of average is worked out through a seriess of seasons just as an average duration of human life may be ascertained. But it by no means follows that individual seasons any more than individual lives are likely to, so to speak, bind themselves into conformity with such averages. We are disposed to think that each man is only affected by his own steadiness of heart and muscle. And in the ease of the weather we do not see why because January is mild and dry February is likely to be stormy and wet; neithsr do we think that there is any likelihood that a fine summer will be followed by a bitter winter, or vice versa. Surely the disheartening succession of bad years which continued almost without intermission from 1871 to 1881 ought to teach us that there is no law of compensation in weather. Reviewing these years with the light of memory, we think we are justified in thus stig- matizing them. Which of them WPS good for farmers f Perhaps 1874 might bs an average year but with that exception they have all been cold' wet, unfruitful seasons, especially upon the clay lands. We have some reason to look forward to 1882 as a hopeful year. The wheat plant and all grazing crops are better established than we ever remember to have seen them. Therefore it ia certain that unless we have a very bad summer we shall have an average crop, aid if we are favoured with a good summer we shall probably have the beat crop of corn for the last thirty years. Not only do we refer to wheat but barley and oats also. Never has there been such in early season, and seldom, if ever has there been so much spring corn above-ground on March 1st. Now that we are well into the first spring month we find it incum- bent upon us to bestir ourselves. The earliness of the season presses forward the work of sowing, and the Lent corn being in many cases already in the ground, the horses can be turned to account in preparing land for mangel. When barley sow- ing ligs the root crops suffer, but when barley SOWiHg is briskly accomplished we can take advantage of our knowledge and push on with root cultivation. What a curious business is this farming! Those who are not in it know nothing about it. We are the victims of countless vicissitudes and conditions over which we have no control. We at least learn patience, and get thoroughly accustomed to being thwarted. We rarely get our own way, and when we do, masters and men congratulate each other on the happy and unlooked-for event. As a moral discipline nothing can be better, but as an improver of the temper the effect is doubtful. It lies close down at the root of the curious inertia with which farmers view any proposed improvement. What is the good of a hay-drier when probabl- you will not want it for years after you buy it ? Why apply nitrate of soda ? It as frequently does harm as good. Why prepare for the turnip fly ? He may not make his appearance this year nor yet the next. This is no doubt wrong, but at any rate it is human. We are not all di»po?p^i liw Lcuis Carroll's orginal knight, to set mouse traps upon our horses' backs, "because, you know, a mouse might get up there, and then we should catch hira This is an extreme case, but we ought to stnvagie se^inst a dinpedtiou to postpone pre- I cautions an.2, an pointed out, the glorious un- certainty of farming as an occupation is one r of the great reasons that farmers are most times j unprepared for the wolf when he really does CCJie." j
NORTH WALES NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY COMPANY. The nineteenth half-yearl" ordinary meeting of the shareholders of the ab:.ve company was held I at the Inns of Court Hotel, London, (n Tuesday. In the absence of the chairman (Mr J. C. Russell, I who is confuted to the^house by illness). Mr A. Fitzabbon presided. The report showed that the net revenue for the year 1881 was £290, being sufficient for the pay- ment of the year's interest on tie JE6000 A Debentures, leaving a small balance to be carried forward to the credit of the interest on the JE30 000 B Debenture Stock. The receipts from traffic for the halt-year show an incrertse of jE140, being X38 from passengers and £ 102 from goods and minerals. The capital expenditure for the hfdf-year was £ 679 13s 6d. The estimated expenditure on capital account for the current half-year Ï3 £440. The Chairman read a letter he had received from Mr Russell, explaining the cause of his absence from the meeting, and in which Mr Russell remarked thit the station expenses at Dinas would always be a great charge upon then, as the London and North Western Company had hitherto declined to pay their share of the expenses. He thought they might expect an increase in the slate traffic of 25 per cent, ili the current ye-ir when the slate companies completed their connections. 1 he extension to Rhyd-ddu had not answered as well as had been expected. There WPR a good coal traffic there, but the reason of tht deficiency in that branch was that the Gian'rafon Quarry Company did not send down much coal at present, and the West Snowdon Quarry had not yet com- menced working, although they professed to be beginning last summer. Captain Fuller proposed that the report and accounts be passed and Mr C. W. Chute seconded the motion, which was adopted. Mr Chute proposed and Onptain Fuller seconded the re-election of the retiring directors, Messrs J. C. Russell and A. Fitzgibbon. Messrs Gane and Jackson, the auditors, were then re-elected, and this concluded the business of the meeting.
I THE CONVICT LAMSON. Mrs Lamson drove on Friday to Wandsworth Gaol, accompanied by a lady friend, and had a long and affecting interview with her hubband. In the course of the interview between Lamson and his solicitor on Thursday, the latter gentle- man informed him of the steps being taken to obtain a reprieve The convict expressed himself I both grateful and satisfied w th what was being done. Lamson during the interview was in his cell, and there were two warders presest. The prisoner was clad in the convict's garb, but his face was still unshaven, and his features were but little if at all altered—indeed, he looks better than he has at any time since his arrest. After asking about his relatives and as to how they bore up, the convict said he had but little hope of a rpp ieve, but was not at all cast down. For him- self he cared little, but for his family he feared the result his sentence would have upon them. Lamson employs his time chiefly in reading and writing, and conducts himself with great com- posure. On Saturday afternoon, Mrs Lamson, with a lady friend, arrived at the prison shortly before three o'clock, and remained in conversation with her husband for fully an hour. The interview was of a very painful character. Mrs Lamson after- wards walked to Clapham Junction Station. The solicitor and friends of Dr Lamson are re- ceiving large numbers of communications, some of which contain important statements, which will be used in the memorial praying for a reprieve. It seems Dr Lamson's relations bad been warned nearly twelve months ago that he had contracted the habit of using morphia to a dangerous extent and that his mind was seriously impaired. A'armed at the symptoms of mental dipease exhibited by his son when in America, a year ago, the prisoner's father, the Rev M, Lamson, sought medical advice on his behalf. This resulted, it is said, in evidence of indications of softeniag of the brain, and Dr Lamson was told to abandon morphia immediately and travel. His friends undertook this on his behalf, but after a time he escaped from their supervision, and resumed the use of morphia. As already stated, since hia arrest there is a marked improvement in him, although he is still subject to attacks of absence of mind and other symptoms. Lamson attended the usual services in the prisoner chapr-l at Wandsworth Gaol on Sundav. The Rev Mr Gilbert, the chaplain, officiated, and took for his text the parable of the Pr jdigal Son. The convict has made no reference which would induce the belief that he intends making an open confession. The prisoner Lamson was visited on Monday by his aged father,who remained some that in the con- demned cell. The culprit made no allusion to his crime. In health he has much improved, though crime. In health he has much improved, though at night he is restless and disturbed. Lamson is never left without two warders in his room, and he converses very little. Mrs Limsm visited her husband in the afternoou, accoinp iiiied by a friend. She is still satisfied of the convict's innocence, and his friends are energetically working to prove the morbid state of his mind for some months past. The memorial to be sent to the Home Secretary will be confined chiefly to the fact that the convict has always shown a disposition to exaggerate, and since he commenced the use of morphia he has been altogether unaccountable for his actions. The mother of the convict Lams n, who has been detained by illness in Paris, will reach London in a few day3 and will immediately see her son. Lamson still appears not to realize his position. The documents as to insanity forwarded from New York have been duly attested by the British Consul and other authorities. Mr Mills, the solicitor for the condemned man, continues to receive many letters, particularly from medical men,re.ative to the action of morphia on the human body, and several gentlemen have called upon him to make suggestions in reference to the memorial to the Home Secretary.
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EXTRACTS. MEETING OF HUSKAAD AND WIFH A?TER MAHBIAGH. — Alalia, since her arrival ht her husband's h»u*t has sit in perfect silence and with downcast Efd" for tbhi is what etiquette and custom requires of iier. II "r friends aud relations gather rouud her, exhorting her energetically, and >ep*esentirito her that now she has left her father arid mother to ) belong exclusively to her husband but she must not answer a word By degrees the rein <le guef-trf retire, till t>o e remain but the nuree, cr be laneh, who has wasted ou her yesterday and to-day, and her mother find siste.These now leave li;r I A'isha is left a! -ne, trembling and b;ushhig, witii j the bella^eli. The nurse throws a shawl over the | girl s head, gives a signal, the d: or opens and the bridegroom comes ::1. The bdlanth then withdraws- man and wife re gain alone face to !'ac >. Now is the moment for lifting the veil that conceals the bride's face. Sayi ig the words, In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful," the hus- band raises the s awl and greecs hia young wife. sayiug, Blessed be this nightshe thanks t ira with the answer, God bless thee." This is th-i first time he has seen her unveiled, and it is an anxious question whether her beauty had not been described iu too glowing colours or, instead of the Rachel he desired, Leah has not been brought to him. But Aisha's pietty fac j is pleasing ia the eyes of her husbaud; indeed, the bridegroom is usually content, aud announces the fact tiie anxious ^roup of women w- itiug outside, who im- mediately set up a shrill cry of delight. In the opinion of the Semitic laces this shout of the triumphant and satisfiei bridegroom is one of the most de;igbtful sounds that can be uttered by tin human breast, and we learn that this idea ;s no growth of to-day or of j esterUay from the passage in St. John's Gospel, chapter iii., verse 29 lie that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoicetli greatly because of th* bridegroom's voice."—From Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque, for March. PUBLIC LZVAMINATIOXS TOR YOVNG PEOPLE Perhaps, as one of the "young people" whose case is being considered, I may be allowed to say a tew^words as to the bencficial (?j effects cf public examinations in my own case. I had the mis- fortune to be sent to a school —there are many such iu England at the present time—whose greivt glory was the number of honours gained yearl by its pupils in public competitive examinations. It was soon found out that 1 had a liking and some aptitude for one particular subject—Mathematics; and, as that was a subject which was considered a strong point" of the school, I was at once set to work at it, and at it alone, with the view to competing for an open University Scholarship. In this one subject I was drilled morning, noon, and night; frequently, in order to complete the amount of work given to me, I was compelled to work—almost uninterruptedly—from 6, or even 5 a.m., to 10 p.m. The conscquence of this over- work was that when the time of examination was close upon me, I was taken ill and compelled to discontinue work. My illuess grew serious, aad threatened congestion of the brain, of which I had one attack some years previously. I was ordered to give up work at once, and never again to attempt the study of Mathematics. Thus I am left in a weak state of health to begin all agaiu the only subject of which I have a fair knowledge is never likely to be of any practical use to me. while of subjects that would be useful I know next to nothing. I may seetn to speak bitterly, but I have had bitter cause to feel the truth of my words, my life having been practically ruined by this system.—From a debate in The Family Par- liament in CasselCs Magazine for March. TENANCIES.—If a house be let by word of mouth or by writijg, at a yearly rent, and for an in- definite time, a tenancy from year to year will be created, unless there be some proviso to the con- trary. So, supposing an agreement of this nature to be made, and no further notice given by the landlord at the end of the first year, another year's tenancy is created. A notice given six mouths at least before the expiration of some year of the tenancy is usually the requisite notice to quit but of course an agreement may be made which will allow three or even one month's notice. The landlord of an unfurnished house does not war- rant it fit for habitation so a tenant, after he has taken possession, cannot compel the landlord to repair it unless there be an agreement between them. The landlord, however, of a furnished house will be held liable for breach of contract, if the furniture of his premises is unfit .for use If a house, oi a set of apartments in a house, are let for an indefinite time at so much a quarter, month, or week, the hiring will beconsidere i as quarterly, monthly, o:r weekly, as the case maybe, in absence of any agreement to the contrary and in such case a quarter's, month's, or week's notice to quit must, be given before either the tenant can be turned out or go out of his own will. Formerly, a lodger'n goods were always liable to be seized under a distress put in by the superior landlord; but by a recent act of Parliament (known as the Lodger's Protection Act, 1871) they are privileged from distress, if the lodger serve on the bailiff or superior landlord a declaration in writing setting forth that the immediate tenant has no right to the goods, that they are the property or in the lawful possession of the lodger, and also setting forth the amount of rent (if any) due to the im- mediate landlord and the lodger may then pay the same, or as much as is sufficient, to the bailiff or superior landlord. An inventory of the. goous referred to must be annexed to the declaration. A landlord may break open his lodger's door and seize his goods for arrears of rent due from the lodger.—From Cas^eWs Household Quids for March HIKED TKOOPS FOK ENGLISH WABS.—The Ger- man troops, obtained for service in America by the agents of George III., numbered seventeen thousand men. Of these mercenaries, the Land- grave of Hesse furnished twelve thousand while the Duke of Brunswick and other petty sovereigns supplied five thousand. A more cold-blooded contract was never signed. To England it was discreditable to the German powers concerned it was disgraceful. For so much money, a number of rational beings, leaving behind them in many in* stances, wives families, and parent!, were driven to the slaughter in a cause which to them had either no interest at all, or an interest the T reverse of what they Vc« seat to "and this was done simply that a number of disreputable Sockets. Ted P-Ut tbKe Price blood int? their £ ;ia k the Great of Prussia—not a tl' • maa where anything was to be 2^M?;ke«wWl just tadf«naSn oi the ever anv °and ft is reIated that. when- to pass throuffb I?l.8erat)le: hirelings had occasion the usual fnii f i8, territory, he levied on them had been catfle> 8*nce 88 he observed, they entertZ^ 1 M 8Uch' A similar feeling was treatila l ^y many in England. When the February 6i77!; ted in Parliament, on the 29th of 'o, several speakers gave expressions, Squads, to a sentiment of extreme dis- H etion at the bargain which had been struck. condemned it as scandalously immoral; irr,rf i-^3 fi3mncially extravagant; others again as u seeing that the American Congress had example of applying to foreign P wers. It was objected that tne king of England assured the dominions of the contracting fk ^Kaiust foreign attacks during the period ^rooP8 would be employed in America and to some of the Opposition it appeared not im- probable that the Germans, on arriving in the colonies, would be induced to accept lands, and w°uld then turn their arms against the Govern- ment which had engaged them. Despite these criticisms, the treaties were ratified by large Majorities in both houses.—From Cassell s Illus- trated History of the United, States, by Edmund Oliver, for March. Oliver, for March. ———- ? I
As a safe, permanent, aud warranted aare for Pimples Scrofula. Scnrvy, Bad Log?, Skin and Blood Diseases j and Seres of all kinda, wo can with confidence recotn, j mend CLARK'S WORLD-FAMED BLOOD MIXTUBS I old by Chemists everywhere. I
AI DARING BURGLARY NEAR CORWEN. Ou Saturday morning it *>3 discove-ed that a da-ing robbery had been committed at Drrwydd ;;urn, LI a fihangel, near Corwea, Merionethshire, in tne occupation of a farmer nao;ed Evans. Mr Lvriis, ou examining his premise found that s >°ie fhe'ves bad got into his hoi;so during the n-.eh. una hnd stolen the sum of £ 2500 ia notes and goid. information was at once given to the orwea 1 ouce, and the chief coi stable was com- munieaten with. A lat-r dispatch savs that the exact arm stolen was £i005, not £ 25( 0* The rob- bery was carried out in a mcst deliberate and audacious nanner. It appears that Mr Evaus was a?r;'H depositing his uioisey in a bank in con- k failures. H") had accumulated m gold £ I he kept in a bag. The re- mainder w.a in Ha:?k of England a id North and South Wales Banknotes, which wt re kept in a ser- vant s bcdroocn.in a wooden box locked with a com- l1:on lock. 1ft Evans Oil rising at five o'clock on Sunday morning found that all his money bad been stolen. Upon the arrivai oi the chief con- LTif Ud scvrr>il other members o? the county f.rco lfc w as found the house had been F^Ui-'h tho dairy window, and the thieves naa taken the precaution to fasten all the bedroom doors with ropes m order to hinde- pursuit. The kitchen door, through which they took their de- partuie, was securely fastened wi\L H strong rope. dark lantern was discovered outside the dairy window, and footmarks were but they appeared to be of boots encase i in stockings. The ponce are dilgentiy pursuing inq dries.
THE QUEEN AT MENTONE. Her Majesty the Queen aud Princess Beatrice having slept on board the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert landed at Cherbourg on rhursday morning, and preceeded by special train for Pariss Qn loute to Mentone. Her Majest ? and Princess Beatrice arrived at Mentone on Thursday afternoon, and met with an enthusiastic reception. Prince Leopold arrived at Buckingham Palace on Fridav afternoon from Claremoutrand left in the evening to join her Majesty at Mentone. His Royal Highness will proceed to Arolsen in the beginning of April. The date of Prince Leopold's I man iage will not be formally announced until after the "driithnql allowance has been granted by the House of Commons, but it is stated that a private intimation has been given to the officials concerned that it is proposed that the ceremony shall take place in St George's Chapel, Windsor, on Thursdav, April 27th. The Queen had a good night's rest after her journey. Her Majesty, accompanied by Princess Beatrice and ;wo Ladies of Honour passed through the town at five o'clock on Friday afternoon in an open carriage, driving towards Cape Martin. The weather was splendid, and the streets were de- corated with flags in honour of her Majesty. A number of visitors have arrived at Mentone. The Queen was v isited at Meutone, or. Saturday, by the King and Queen of SOiX011 v. Prince Leo- pold arrived at Mentone on Sunday evening. Accompanied by the Princess Beatrice and the ladies-in-waiting, her Majesty is taking daily drives in the picturesque roacts surrounding Men- tone. °
kiVER MEDICINE TARAXACUM AXD PODObHVXLIN. — This fluid com "nation, extracted from medicinal roots, is becoming very popular, and in now used instead ot blue pill and calomel tor the cure of dyspepsia, bilious- ness, an 1 a.l symptoms of congestion of the liver, which are genera ly pain beneath the shoulders, head- &vi drowsiness no a ^petite, furred tonarue disagree- able taste in 'he aiorning, giddiness, disturbance of the stomach and feeling of general depression. It t.ets the sluggish liver in motion, very slight'y act< on the bowels, giving a sense of hea t il am comfort within 24 hours. It is the safest mo Heine. Taraxeeum and hours. It is the safest me Heine. Taraxecum and Fodophyllin is a fluid ma le only by J. PEPPER, Bedford laboratory, L tMon. w-oaenam is on evety label. It is important to notion this. Buttles, 2s 91. Sold by all Chemists, GREAT Booily STRENGTH. PEPPER'S QUININE AND InON TONIC strr-ugthens the nerves and muscular system, improv s digestion, a;imatr'S the spirits, recri-i s t-Le health, rouses aud develops the nervous energies, enriuhes the bioo'), promotes appetite, dispels langour and depression, fortifies the digestive organs Is a specific remedy for neuraig'a, indigestion, fevers cnest affpotions, a d in wastiu^ diseases scrofninn« tendencies, etc The whole fram^f g^atly W^ ated i,y Pepper's Tonic, the mental faculties hrifhL enad, the constitution greatly strengthened and a 5!ST S?.drhv rh heal'h °en«'V- ToLs, f'Fv .irp i \ts eveTwnere. The name of J. ToaTc the label. Insist on laving "Pepper's SULPHOLTNE LOTIcl-An external means of CTJRLNOR SIYXN DISEASES. THERE i scfircelv anv fln^tlon hnt to Sulphoiine" in a few days Or f° away. «ve» i' it seems past cure* Ordinary pimples, reiness, bl >t ;hes, scurf, roughness- vanish as if by magic; whilst old. enduring -k n ct>* orders, that have plagued the sutferers for years, how- ever deeply r. oi ed they may be, Sutr.holme'• w«l wmon cause tupso unsightly, irrita"li>. pl1!fd affeo- n. ost Chemists. B ,uies, 2s 9 jj Loticm 13 so13 b' CI'RGD IN A F&W OATS, COkNS, BUNIONS AND ENLARGED TOE JOINTS Dhttak'h rvi iJLAfi EES are the only real remedy Th -t^Mff all Plasters Shields or CompSs e JBv instantly softening the calious smro-indin^ the naln goes at once the corn soon loiio*W Bunions enlarged toe joints require more time fa- but the action <s certain and mfolviu" nDllfty'^be jvorn with eorofart three hours after l t 5 Pl £ eters' 011110 account, be persuaded rl?ny £ her; is 1 ;1 each, are sol i by most Chemists Post free 11 8!a!ups. Bedford Laboratory, Bayley-atrcet, London, W.C. I DEAFNESS, NOISES 1,, THB EARS, &C.~CELLAR'S < -bssENCE FOR DKAFNBSS should always be tried, as in r number of eases, seemingly incurable, it has done w', riv sh £ ht Deafuess, Or>str>Ac7<ions in the Ears j and the Incest r, Humming Sounds so fr- qiient with aHucted hearing are removed a; ter two cr three nighta' 1 applications. Deixab'* ESSENCE t«n be spoken of aa au. e t- give some relief in diiy case of df>af iess without causiug the siigh e.-t injury to the delicate organisms ( 2J-thG ear' au<1' tt0wever Mirpris. persons for years Deal have heard rounds after a fair trial of Dell IT'S I Ef8, nce. Bottles, is lid and 2s 9d. 8oid by all Chemists. I INEXPENSIVE BAIB Hustler. LOCKVER's SUL- PHITE HAIR RESTOBBB will darken grev hair in days bnngiug back the colour. The »ffe. t superiS to ih t produced by a oirect dye and does not fninn the skin, l^oclcyer's is equal to tho most expensive it is the best, f"i restoring gr-y hair to its fo m,H- coi'on» Produces a perfectly natural shade. Valuable for < £ £ stroying scurt and encouraging growth of new hafr Sulphur being highly prize. 1 lor its stimulant healthful action on tue huir glands, Lo.;kyer!s^Restorer is strongly recommended. Large Bottles is Fd hSSj wh3« Hairdressers, and Perfumed e^- wlnre. A DELIGHTFUL FLAVOUR. CKACROPT'S AnPCAvirr TOOTH PASTE.—By using this delieims Ar fxice, the enamel of the teeth becomes whi^ polished liko ivory. It is expppiiin^i,. 8°ano» an« specially useful tor removing rraf?rant, and neglected teeth, bold by 'all. ClTernKt- p i' as 6d each. (Get Cracroft.^) 9" P°ts, Is ant LIVEK AND STOMACH PILIS R>D xr >„ t» LIO > AND QUININE LIVER ptttq Vn, l'1 3 DANDB- do not contain van a traro nf w famous Pills many dangerous iner ^i-lv, M.m'ury, pr any of the advertised Pills. This fnnl +• ^Qnently found ia renowneddiscov-rv iii t COIi ,uos 0 keeP Dr King's tl.e safest, best, speedi^? t F.li]s. whatsoever, ae remedy for d sor ww?! ,ra certain and effectual in the form of RiHLiver and Btomach, whether Fla'.ulenc^ A(-'g>es3, Constipa ion, Indigestion, i-h Kestlessn-MH <>t +h *?c 8h'mI^er Pains, Fever- Food, or DyKoenti wtJole system. Disinclination for yspsptu symptoms generally. The Dandeiioi) Extract contained in Dr King's imnort^nt9 Wel\-kncwn action on the Liver (the most 'leCTeti^i*'« the ^hnlo frame), causes the botfly with th«» ™fl0.w 111 a regular manner, and cunjointir T?,mc ingredients, greatly invigorates, ao e the Kreut portals of tho system in the ftt thJm ii, n secure good health. Any (JhemiSt sells them in Boxes, is ljd and ia 9il each !j
T, fa 'OL/Gi: LOZ.O- ,(-■ £ S cure AsthiiUL jcuoaciiitia.—Jfr«L cnl tesHnioisy states t'aat .10 other medi- cine lø Sf, effectual in the cure of these dangerous maladiea. Lme LoaenRe alone gives ease, one or two at bed time enaurM rest. For relieving difficulty of breathing they an h|. VWKble, They contain no opium a0r any violent trow. BWi by all Obe&tete la Tixu, lj. 1 Jd, and 3a. M.