A site, five acres in extent, at Wrexham, has been offered free for the University College tor North Wales. A gentleman at Welshpool has kept a register ot the rainy days. He says that out of 106 consecu- tive days there were only eight on which no ram fell. A telegram received early on Monday morning states that a man, supposed to be connectea with the Phceuix Park murders, was arrested at Swansea OQ board the steamer Maggie Warranty, which lett Dublin on Thursday. „ot; Next September fro exhibitions, value 125 each, given by Mr L. Pugh Pugh, M.P., and his brothe;, the Hon Griffith Pugh Evads, Calcutta, w-11 be offered for competition to the students of th University College of Wales. k„a J In connection with the Royal Cambrian Aca- gemy of Art, a proposal to purchase » smt ,Me building for exhibition purposes at ^\andvidno meets with general favour. A subscription list has been opes el. the principal donors being Lord Windsor £ 25, and Lord Penrhyn £ 10 l°s A new stove, on the slow combustion pla ]ust been put up in Llangoed Churw11 ro g • kind liberality jf Mrs Massey and family, and few other Church friends. miners on At a mass meeting of Forest of South Saturday, it was decided to JPPea1 hourg per Wales men not to work more than eig During a south-easterly gale Samn'i of tte p;rtf oI Forth and Tay the of ■oeaumans, with cargo of iron, a tnf-aj east of CrailH.rbouf, Fifeshire, Wreck The captain, named John 1 nomas, anu one seaman bothtromPortdinorwic, were drowned. The remaining three of the ^^J^^nced that ie 4l io7agatoeo'nte»tBuckii.ghai^ tie »ame Jerney is a brother to Captain Terney, R.N., ^generafmeetfng of the members ofthe North WalScL Cattle lociety was held on Wednesday at the Penrhyn Arms Hotel, Bangor, LordHarlech Presiding Mr W. Dew, the hon. secretary, sub fitted the first proof of the herd book edited by W it was decided to close the entnesof cattle for publication in the book on the 24th Mar a Foot AND MOUTH DISEASE in, s oc. serious outbreak of foot and mou ]\ ff w where curred on Rhos-bodrig Farm Aberffraw w out of a herd of 58 head of cattle 18 have oeen attacked.. T„T TVIP NORTH WALES SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION. in committee of this association tave reaolved that the syllabus of objects for examination this^year shall be the same as that of las J nuniber of to secure the co-operation of a ■ fee schools, it is probable that theaffihationfee wj be reduced this year. Two girls and <me boy have just been added to the list of scholars on the foun THB* PROPOSED COLLEGE FOR SOUTH WALES. The Mayor of Cardiff on Saturday received a letter from Lord Carlingford to the effect that h had great pleasure in consenting to act as an ar- bitrator in conjunction with Lord u the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education to settle the question of the position of the proposed college for South Wales, m ac- cord nee with the requests of the boroughs of Cardiff and Swansea.. LLANDAFF DIOCESE.—The Vicar-General, acting under his commission from the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, attended on Tuesday at the principal registry in Doctor's Commons, and instituted the Rev Edward Davies, M.A., to the vicarage of Gold- cliff, and also to the vicarage of Whitsox, both in the diocese of Llandaff. „ MAYORAL BANQUET AT WREXHAM. Mr Alder- man Strachan, mayor of Wrexham, gave a ban- <met on Friday night, when about eighty guests partook of his hospitality. Among those present were the Right Hon. George Osborne Morgan ji p judge Advocate-General and Sir Robert Cunliffe, Bart., M.P., both of whom alluded to the altogether inadequate postal and telegraphic ac- commodation in Wrexham, and promised to do all that they can do to get a new post office erected in the town. „ NORTH WALB3 ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION.-The scholarships of £ 20 each, open to schools in Anglesey and Carnarvonshire, have been won by William Arthur Lloyd Owen, Upper Bangor, and Florence M. Ainscow, Dean-street Banfor, pupils of Mr Owen, St. Paul's Board Schools, Bangor. THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT AND CHRISTMAS DAY. —At the Swansea Police Court on Thursday Mr Thomas Forsdike, of the ^Wind-street Stores, recently fined for keeping his house op^n on Christmas Day, attended before the stipendiary, With a surety, and entered into his own recognizances to appeal against the decision of tne learned magistrate. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMART.-At a meeting of the governors of tkis institution, on Wednesday, Mr W. 0. Griffiths, L.R.C.P., and L.R.C.S., was unanimously appointed house surgeon in the place of Mr W. Williams, resigned. Mr Griffiths has acted as locus temens for a little time. There were three other candidates. SUICIDE OF A WELSHWOMAN.—A horrible suicide was committed at Bersham, near Wrex. ham on Thursday morning, by a married woman named Pugh, wife of a labourer. At an early hour the deceased was found with a large cut across her throat, it having been done with the razor, which was lying close by. It is supposed she died almost at once, from the great loss of blood. Deceased, it is said, has been in a depressed state for some time. THE REV J. R. KILSBY JONES S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY.-On Sunday afternoon lastthe Rev R. Kilsby Jones, of Llanwrtyd, completed hisJOth birthday. The rev. gentleman, who is weii- knowa throughout the Principality, remarkable bodily vigour, and is m perrec* possession of every faculty OB Sunday ev g he preached a special sermon on the occasion the Coagregational church, Llandrindod Wells. SCHOOL BOARD PROSECUTIONS IN ANGLESEY- On behalf of several school boards In Anglesey, Mr W. Thomas (Llangefni) has communicated With Mr Richard Davies, M.P., respecting the fees charged on summonses against parents for Neglecting to send their children to school, ihe justices at present compel school boards to pay &s on each summons before the case is heard, and in many instances a fine of only sixpence is imposea. The resu't of the correspondence with Mr K. Navies, M.P.. has been a requisition to the cleric the peace (Mr Lloyd Griffith) to summon the Magistrates the county aud the clerks ofthe school boards to a meeting at Llangefni, to discuss Matters, with the view of arriving at some decision that may be uniform throughout tne COOL BURGLARY AT OSWESTRY.—A re^r,kab^ef burglary occured at Oswestry on the night of Sunday. The scene was a small semi detached house, occupied by Mr Thomas Jones, in ParK- atreet, and on the night of the burglary Mr and Mrs Jones occupied one room, whilst the curate of the parish, the Rev W. T. Davies, who lodged at the house, occupied another of the bedrooms. The burglar attempted first to get in by a back Window, and then appears to have gone to tne front window, which must have been unfastened. After upsetting the sitting-room slightly, he m turn visited both of the occupied bedrooms with- out disturbing the occupants. He there ran- sacked the drawers, in one of which he found 9 Purse the whole of the contents of which he took With the exception of a £5 note From Mr Daviea's room he took a silver lever watch, which had been placed on the dressing tabJe, some Money, a suit of clothes, and a pair of boots, the total amount of the money he took from the bouse being between M and £ 5. A pair of the Missing trousers was subsequently found in an adjacent field, but no trace of the burglar has so *ar been discovered. T Mr H RICHARD, M.P., AND THE BURIAL LAWS.- °u Friday afternoon an influential deputation Waited upon the Home Secretary, who was accom- panied by Mr Osborne Morgan, M.P and Mr phamberlain, M.P., to urge the necessity for 'Urther amendment, and also consolidation ot tne *aiious burial laws. The deputation was intro- duced by Mr Henry Richard,M.P wno stated that comprise<j representatives of more than M"" and expressed the views of the great ol Norcomlormist*. Sir William Horcourt, I replying upon the various points set before him, Sfdnoper,™),^ more ha*m know that the state of the law was -like He thought b"th Churchmen and Di-^tuters HKe Wd h?gW to remove -Jtbi^ wh.ch. caused controversy over the grave. As to th- .• ground, they mustoba? existing law « portion of the community attached val.e to bnml in con- secrated ground, that sentiment should be respect- ed, and, upon the dosing of a church yard, other r ted srround should be provided. Remem- berng this, they should beansi«us to remove all I other obstacle, The s.me objections did not applv to chapels. One building might be available to persons of all creeds. The question of fees was not a sentimental one, but vest-d interests must be respected. At Birmingham burial f.-es had been bought up, and if the method could be Revised for getting rid of fees with compensation it would be agoodtliing. Astothecontrolof church yards being transferred to persons elected by the ratepayers, that was practically disestablishment, and| ^hey Would not expect him to include that in a bill for amending the burial laws. It would be desirable to put an end to the painful, and often scandalous, friction at funerals, and the Goverment could not bemdlfferent to the subject THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AND WELSH Mti- CATION.—The Duke of Westminster has siguified his intention of placing two scholarships—one for boys and one for girls -at the disposal of the North Wales Scholarship Association, to be competed for by children in elementary schools within the juris- diction of the association SNOWDON DISTRICT TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.— The quarterly meeting was held at Cwm-y-?lo on Saturday, February 10th. The president (Mr T. M Jones, Llanbers), after remarking upon the apathy shown by many of the members as evidenced by the small attendance, referred in his notes io the percentage craze," the practice of keeping in H after the ordinary school hours, school attendance in the district, and the work of the association in its relation to the public Arrangements were made for the next P. T.'s Examination; on the suggestion of the chairman it was decided to give prizes to those who stood highest in the examinations in their respective years, as an incentive to them in their work. It was next resolved that a deputation, consisting of the chairman, secretary (Mr G. E. Jones, Nant p ria) and Mr J. S. Morris, Carnarvon, should wait upon the Rev E. T. Watts, H.M I., to ascertain his views with regard to several matters appertaining to the New Code. The secretary then introduced the Newcastle Purse Scheme and expressed a hope that the teachers of the district would give such a deserving cause their hearty and substantial support. As the ^district is a scattered one, several lady members were appointed as collectors, and it is ant'eipated that a goodly sum will be realized towards the Teachers' Orphan and Benevolent Funds. Im- portant communications from the executive bearing upon the Easter Conference, school attendance, &c., were then duly considered. A paper by the secretary on the "Teaching of Music" had to be postponed until the next meeting. A capital tea was provided by Mrs Roberts, Cwm-y-glo, and the remainder of the evening was spent in social enj oyment.
CARNARVON. THE iTHLETic CLUB. — At a meeting of the committee of the Carnarvon Athletic Club, held on Sav evening, it was decided That having Seen so successful heretofore, the club shall again hold amateur athletic sports on a day to be fixed upon at a later date." It was also decided to endeavour to obtain a field suitable for lawn tennis during the summer. MISSION WObK-Doubtless it will interest our readers to learn that such marked success has hitherto attended the Sunday evening mission services conducted during the past two years through the combined efforts of the Welsh Con- gregational churches of Salem and Pendref, at the Tabernacle School-room, Tan-y-bont, that the erection of a more commodious room has been rendered absolutely necessary. Building opera- tions have already been commenced, and the cost, it is expected, will be liquidated by subscriptions. The Rev E. Herber Evans (who has evinced a warm and hearty support to the mission, and of late frequently attended the meetings) and Mr G. B Thomas The Moorings, have undertaken to collect a large portion of the amount necessary to defray the cost, and it is expected, with the kind co-operation of other friends,that the new school- room will be opened free of debt On Sunday evening the final services were held at the old school room, which was well filled when ap- propriate addresses were delivered by Messrs v*. nThomas The Moorings; H E. Roberts, Evan WiaEVa th. BeA. Herber Evaus. The 7., V oc.ru* several hymns m an excellent children J» tbe abio leadership of Mr B. Menai manner, t whose indefatigable labours "apt. Gr. B. Thomas deserve mnnh nraise —Communicated. Loss or a CARNARVON SCHOONER AND THREE T ,VES -The schooner nn, of Carnarvon,:has been i A +v,a Kintvre coast. Evan Jones SaS John Davies (mate) and David Jones (cook)^ were drowned. Owen Parry was rescued, mslLE?bLixERARV SOCIETY. An admirable ad- dress was deUvered at the society on, JiVed- nesday night y^T^ Welghman bis difficulties subject D S K ark8 were made at the con- and his duties• G. Thomas-and ^/r118^0^ Hughes Shirehall-street. At the re- qest°ofthe members,Mr Evans consented to pub- US" Christen WORK IN PALESTINE. This was thesubiectofan interesting lecture delivered at Pendret Chapel, on Wednesday evening, by You- s i Karey. an Arabian missionary, who is a hannah fcl- Karey, a baptized in the lake nativeof Sychar, anaw^ v Herber fivan8 presided and introduced the lecturer to the presided, appropriate remarks. The chapel°was crowded, »nd (all appeared highly pleased with the proceedings. A large number of the congregation had assembled m Purl-square Chapel, where the meeting was announced to be held This was soon filled, and it wat decided to remove to a larger chapel. The Rev J. A. Roberts, R and the deacons at Pendref, kindly granted r^nse of their chapel for the evening. Mr Pugh, mpirion propjsed a vote of thanks to the P *n?er and Mr Lewis Lewis, Quellyn, seconded. Mr W. P. Williams, chemist, proposed a vote of fhnnks'to the chairman, and the lecturer seconded. 8SS« o« ;^S»~Tgo^UpS; SiMffid '^uableTertee in connection with thBoeACiSr6' OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly BOARD «« Saturday, Mr J. Thomas m SeeSrWaMr Thomas Herbert, draper, Ebenezer, U T'5- hPPft fined bv the county magistrates f^purlS aSSe <U some in his opinion the heavy expenditure ol wn ch the euarlians had complained might be traceable to an illegal use of the rates by the» of policemen «s river and game Wftfcc^"c g named one case in which a number of were told off to watch whether a river was risited by salmon poachers. Mr David Jones suggested that as the county treasurer had promised to supply the board with a copy of the receipts and expenditure of the county, discussion would be premature upon such a communication. Its con sidt ration was therefore defeTred.-Dr Kirk called attention to the great number of sick children in the workhouse. Some of them haj been nnd^r medical treatment for eight ten, and .til twelve weeks, and he thought inquiry T wLmade as to what means the Union nad for Convalescents! The workhouse doctor was requested to make a flpecial report upon the requested t (Mr J. H. Thomas reported the fortnightly ont-relief to be £ 38. J.. non. 5s 9d; inmates in the work hous- 107 .'decrease of live iu the correspondtag period last year; vagrant, during the fortnight, 38. COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY. — Before mMr Horatio Lloyd, judge. Dispute about a Farm —Messrs Leigh and Gart- side, Manchester, brought an action to recover from John Heibert Jones, Ty Mawr, Tal-y-sarri, possession of Ty Mawr farm and land, which he held of the plaintiffs, together with £40, mean profits, because the property was not given up as requested. Mr Hugh Roberts appeared for the Plaintiffs, and Mr John Roberts for the defendant. t appeared that in 1877 the plaintiffs purchased Ty Mawr Quarry, Tal-y-sarn, and in October, 1878, arranged that the defendant should retain the possession of a farm on the property, rent free, provided that he looked after the ph;ce. Some time afterwards, however, one of the plaintiffs had an interview with the defendant, and after a dis- I cussion as to the terms of the tenancy, the latter signed a document agreeing to give up possession of the farm, upon three months' notice bei given at any time. On the 4th August lust t'je plaintiffs demanded possession by letter, but the defendant refused to leave the farm. On behalf of the plaintiffs it was contended that the tenancy was a tenancy at will. For the defence it was contended that the farm was held by Jones on the same terms as those made by the previous owners of the quarry, to whom hE paid an annual rent of £21, and that he still remained a yearly tena* t, the tenancy being unaffected by the services which he rendered to the plaintiffs in lieu of payment d rent. The jury failed to agree upon a verdict, and were discharged. Damages for Sheepworrying. — Robert Hughes, Dol.bibi, Tal-y-sarn, was sued by JohD Herbert Jones, the defendant in the last case, for the re- covery of JE12. value of ten sheep alleged to have been worried by the defendant's dog. Mr John Roberts was for the plaintiff, and Mr Allanson for the defendant. The plaintiff stated that at var- ious times between March and August last year the sheep were worried by dogs, and on one occa- sion no less than six were killed. A short tIme ago a neighbour, named Griffiths, saw the defendant's dog worrying one of his (plaintiff's) sheep. The defendant, upon being remonstrated with by the farmers of the district, then said that he would destroy the dog, but failed to carry out his promise. The defence was that, although the defendant's dog had killed one of the plaintiff's sheep, there was no proof that it had worried any of'the others. Strange dogs has been roaming in the neigabour- ing, and in all probability those dogs had com- mitted the mischief. His honour gave judgment for plaintiff for 24s., the value of one sheep, adding that the eircumstantial evidence as to the alleged destruction by the defendant's dog of the remain- ing nine sheep was not strong enough A Portmadoc Butchtr and his Emblem — Thi-i was a case which created considerable amuse- ment in court. The defendant, a pork butcher from Portmadoc, named Cadwaladr Griffiths, was sued by D. W. Davies, printer and stationer, for 12s, being value of 2000 printed paper bags sup- plied.-His Honour (to defendant) Why don't you pay the amount claimed ?-The Defendant (producing a large parcel): Because the order was not complied with. I gave the plaintiff a speci- ment of what I wanted-this, your honour, but he sent me something else.-His Honour (looking at the specimen): I see you wanted a picture of a pig above your name, but the plaintiff put the royal arms (laughter).-The Defendant: Yes, your honour, I wanted the pig (laughter) —His Honour: If I had my choice, I should prefer the royal arms by all means (laughter).—The Defen- dant: But I prefer the pig (laughter).—His Honour (to plaintiff): This man, you see, is a pork butcher, and he wants the world to know it. That is the reason why he wanted to have the pig above his name (laughter). The plaintiff said that when the goods were supplied the defendant made no de- mur whatever as to the royal arms being printed instead of a p;g, but received them without offer- ing any objection.-His Honour: Butfhe has not yet arrived at that stage which entitles him to style himself "Pork butcher to .her Majesty the Queen (laughter). He wanted a pig, and the royal arms is not a pig (renewed laughter). Judg- ment was entered for defendant.
BANGOR. AN ANGLESEY BANKRUPTCY —A meeting of the creditors of Richard Evans, Fferam, Llangristiolus, Anglesey, who has filed a petition for liquidation, was held at the British Hotel, Bangor, on Tuesday. The statement of account presented showed creditors unsecured, JE1414 9s lid fully secured, £ 1566; estimated value of securities, JE1406. The sum of L714 15s 3d appeared on the contra side. It was agreed to accept a composition of-5s in the pound. Mr Lewis Thomas (Carnarvon) appeared for the debtor, and Messrs W. H. Thomas (Llan- gefni) and E. H. Owen (Carnarvon) for the credit- ors. On Frila] even in > a literary society was estab- lished i i connection with the Wrince s-road Pres. byterian Chur h, TJr per Bangor. The inau^ura ad ress was delivered by Profess r Henry Jones, M.A., Aberystwyth College, the s bject being Developement in Reli ion, History &c." There wtisagood attendance, considering the unpropitious state of he weather, and the prospects of the sdety are very promisin Capt. Verney, R.N., R ianua, was the chairman.-On Moniay evening an interesting LECTURE was delivered at the We'sh Baptist chape Garth-road, by^Yoi-hannah E'-Kare- the Arabian missionary, on Sis labours in Palestine. The lecturer is a native of Svchar, and was bap ized in the Pool of Siloam. In the. course of the evening he exhibited several ancient costumes of ) is country, including the raiment of John the Baptist and Joseph's coat of many colours. A ser es of VIOLENT GALES, accompanied by heavy rains, visited this district duiing the past week, doing considerable damage. On several occasions ferr communication between the Carnarvonshire and An^lt,sey side f the Straits was interrupted. During the storm the schooner Margaret, of Bangor, commanded |by C ptain Griffiths, was blown ashore near Drummore, and became a. total "reck; the crew, howeve were sa e y landed. The schooner Savant, 01 Beaumaris, with a cargo of iron, was blown ashore on the same coast a d was lost. T e captain, named John Thomas, and one seaman, both of Am wch, were drowned; the remaining three of the crew were saved. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting was held on Tnurs say,—Mr Price presiding. A letter was read from Mr P Williams in which he resigned the office of attendance officer. The appointment of a successor was deferred. There were two applications for the post of assistant- maeter of the Garth school, but no selection was made. The chairman gave notice that at the next meeting he would direct attention to the revised code which was about to come into force. FRIARS SCHOOL.—The governors of Friars School are responding very handsomely to an appeal made by the head-masters for additional scholarships tenable at the school. Lord Penrhyn has promised a boarding scholarship of JE40 a year, tenable for three years, a d Major Platt, of Gor- ddinog, has promised another of the same value and duration. There is reason to expect that a third will be added by the rest of the governing body. One, at least, of these will be offered for competition in the course of a few months. Mr William Williams (son of Mr William Williams, Port Penrhyn Lodge), the Birkenhead representative of the Liverpool Daily Courier, who served his apprenticeship at the North Walet Chronicle Office, has just obtained an excellent appointment on the Bombay Gazette. He will leave England towards the close of the present month.
DENBIGH. Mr John Henry Davies, Chapel-terrace, Hen- llan-street, of this town, has (says a correspon- dent) a pair of mottled canaries, which have paired and hatched young ones this year, which shows the extreme mildness of the weather in this town and district during this and the previous month. Flowers are also to be had in abundance in gardens and along the road sides. ACClDENT.-At the fair last Tuesday, a man named Williams had a kick from a horse, while passing it in the street. He was badly cut in the g head, and bad to be taken in. He was reported to be much better, however, the next morning. THE FAIR.—A moderate attendance of stock and buyers attended last Tuesday. Cattle sold for very good prices, and horses and sheep, which were few in number, kept to their usual value. Pigs, on Wednesday, sold briskly, but store pigs were rather flat. The rumour, of foot and mouth disease had, in some degree, an influence on the fair. IMPROVEMENTS BY MISS FAZAKERLEY.—This benevolent lady has made a public foot path through a part of the Castle (belonging to her) at her own expense. This foot path wis much needed, as it had fallen into a very dangerous state. She also, by her many new works, em- ploys a lar^e number of workmen and artizans, thereby benefitting the towa to a large extent. I DELEGATES TO THE CHVRCH CONFERENCE.—At a meeting held at the National School, last Monday evening, the following gentlemen were ap- pointed delegates to the Church Conference to be held at Mold :—Dr Tumour, T. Gold Elwards, Esq., R. Lloyd Williams, Esq., R. W. Ruber's, Esq., and John Davies, Esq. The meeting was Under the presidency of the rector. T*E VALE OF CLWYD AND ALL ENGLAND'S PLOUGHING MATCH.—The second annual match, under the directoiship of this society, came off on Friday last at a field belonging to Mr Keilett, PLOUGHING MATCH.—The second annual match, under the directoiship of this society, came off on Friday last at a field belonging to Mr Keilett, Plas-newydd farm, Llanfair, near Ruthin. The weather during the day was all that could be de- sired, and an immeuse number of spectators ar- rived at the field during the day. Close upon fifty pounds were taken as gate money, all in sums of sixpence each. Mr Richards, of Ruthin, had a very commodious and comfortable refreshment tent erected in the field,in which he dispensed first. class viands to his numerous customers. A rather novel feature of the day's proceedings was the competition in hedging and ditching. Mne yards of a hedge was given to each competitor, who v* as required to cut, trim, and ditch his allotment in four hours. This competition attracted thirteen competitors, all of whom did their work extremely well. The ploughing competition was divide into three clasoes, the first being open to all comers, the secoad to those in the society's district that had not taken a first prize previously, and the third to youths under twenty years of age, who lived within the society's limits. In all classes there were several entries. The judges were for the first and third classes-Mr John Williams, Plas-yn- mhowys, Moid,and Mr Thomas Evans,'iroes-lwyd, Corwen. In the second class —Mr Ed war 1 Williams, Starkey, Northop, and Mr E. Edwards, Plas-tision, Llanrwst. The prizes were given as follows:—Hedg- ing and ditching: let (X 1), John Roberts, Pool Park; 2nd (15s), William Turner, Pool Park; 3rd (10s), Rowland Jones, Gyffylliog; 4th (5s), Gabriel Jones, Clocaenog. Special prizes were also given to four others. For the best "turnout" in the field the first and second prizes were given to Mr T. Foulkes, Kilford; 3rd, Mr Bowdage, Cotton Hall; 4th Mr Williams, Derwen Hall. In the ploughing the prizes were given as follows:—1st (£6), Thomas Pritchard, Llanfair-talhaiarn; maker of plough, Mr William Williams, Llannefydd. 2nd (£4), Nathaniel Bateman, Mold, with a plough of Mr Edwardt, Rlan-y-twll's make. 13rd (£3), Owen Jones, Carnarvon maker of plough, Mr E. Davies, Carnarvon. 4th (£2) John Morris, Glol farm, Rhyl, with a plough of Mr E. Thomas's, Denbigh. 5th (10s), Benjamin Bellis, Cae March, Mold; plough, Mr Edwards's, Glan-y-pwll.' Second Class:—1st (£5), John Hughes, Bank, Lla^fair, Ruthin. 2nd (£310s), John Williams, Ty-dew, Rhyl. 3rd ( £ 2) Thomas Williams, Tyddyn Isaf, 'Rhewl, Rhuthyn. 4th (j61 10s) John Parry, Wern- to, Llanrhaiadr. 5th (15s), Robert Lloyd, Nannerch. All these had ploughs made by Mr E. Thomas, Denbigh. Third class :-lst ( £ 3), Robert Ed- wards, Pentre Mill. 2nd, George Allen, Cotton Hall. Maker of the first plough, Mr S. Roberts, Bodfan; second, Mr Edwards, Glan-y-pwll.
RUTHIN. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.- Before the Rev the Warden and Robert Blezard, Esq. Animals Straying.-Thomas Edwards, Garth-y. groes, Llanelidan, was charged with this offence. P.C. Thomas proved the case, and the defendant was fined 3s and 8s costs.-The same officer sum- moued John Thomas Roberts, Plas Newydd, Llanfair D.G., for riding without reins, and he was fined Is, and costs 8s.—Elias Jones, labourer Llanerch-gron, was charged with the same offence! P.C. Griffiths proved the case, and the defendant was fined Is, and costs 9s. Drink .Again.-Thomas Edwards, alias II Llain- wen," was summoned for being drunk and dis. orderly. The defendant did not appear. P.O. Lloyd proved the case, and being an old offender he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and a warrant issued for his apprehension. Unlawfully Erecting Threshing Machine within a distance of 25 yards fro Carriage Way.-P. O. Griffith charged William Edwards, farmer, Braich-y-cwm Llanelidan, and Meredith Jones, do., labourer, with this offence, and they were each fined 2s 6d, and costs, 9s. Drunk and D'sorderly.-Robert Davies, Cawddwr, Llanarmon, was summoned by P.O. Edward Roberts for being drunk and disorderly. He was charged by the same officer with assaulting him in the execution of his duty. There was a third charge preferred against him by one Mary Roberts for assaulting her. The defendant failed to appear in answer to any of the summonses, and a warrant was issued against him in each case. Application for Temporary Transfer of a License. -Mr John Joyce applied for a temporarv transfer of the license of the Waterloo Inn. The bench granted the application. DIORAMA.—Mr S. Bryan, late of Ruthin, but now residing at Llanfyllin, gave a very interesting and amusing diorama here on Tuesday evening entitled From London to the Niagara Falls," together with a variety of comic sketches, &c. The attendance was very satisfactory and the entertainment was evidently highly appreciated. CHURCH OF ENGLAND TBMPERANCE SOCIETY.— The usual fortnightly meeting of this society was held at the Brynhyfryd School on Wednesday evening, the 7th inst. There was a crowded attendance. The Rev W. P. Whittington (head- master of the grammar school) presided, and he was supported by Mr Baker, London, and Mr T Miller, Denbigh. Prayers having been :read, the chairman opened the proceedings and expressed the great pleasure it afforded him to be present. He said it was not for want of interest in the cause that he had not attended on former occasions, as he was fully in accord with the principles of the movement. He was glad to find that the Church of England had taken the work in hand, the great object of which was to remedy the evils and to rectify mistakes of the past, to rescue those wbo had gone astray and to train the young to walk in a straight and ignoble path, and to strengthen them to resist the many temptations which presented themselves on all sides. He thought those who lived in country places ought to be very thankful that they were not subject to the enormous temptations arising from the drinking customs that existed in large towns. It was a matter of great satisfaction that these societies were able to offer counteracting influences and advantages for inducing a person to depart from evil habits of intemperance. He was pleased to see that the members of these societies were not afraid to wear their colours and to show their determination to fight against the formidable foe which was principally the cause of the misery and ruination to prevalent in our land and he had no doubt that the work would succeed if carried on in the future as it had been in the past on the comprehensive principles and practical lines of the Church of England Temper- ance Society. Mr Baker then addressed the meet- ing, and he was most enthusiastically received. He first referred to drunkenness as a sin, and to the evils attending intemperance. He said there was good reason for thankfulness that we are awake to the terrible havoc carried on by this great evil We were greatly indebted to the old societies, whose noble efforts were principally the means of bring- ing about the present satisfactory state of things. The old tetotallers worked against great obstacles' bat notwithstanding which they struck at the very root of the evil, and continued their exertions until they had created a deep impression upon the people. The temperance movement at the time when these noble men fought in its interest was received by the public generally with indignation aud persecution, but it was now entirely diflerent He referred to the circumstances which led him to be a total abstainer. He thoroughly approved of be a total abstainer. He thoroughly approved of the principles of the Church of England Temper- ance Society, by whlChltotal-abstainers and non- abstai^ers were received. He thought that the general section Wrre able to do that which the other section could not do, and he was certain that 8uc«eed in their efforts, pro- Tided the work of the society was carried on this gave the following seven reasons m support of the principles of the society-and he dealt with each in.a very masterly manner: —1. That every gift of God may be used so long as the giver is not dishonoured by its abuse. 2. That the?on- fession of national weakness is the first stage to- wards the recovery of national strength. 3. That in consideration of the national tendency to its abus^ it urges aji by joining the BOcietJ to ac. knowledge and look to the power of God alone to regulate the use of it- 4. Voluntary abstinence, if I necessary, for the sake ofjexample. 5. Total ab. stinence recommended, as without drinking there c )uld be no drunkenness. 6. Driuk, if in temp- tation, must be given up. 7. Drunkenness a sin whLh God's power alone can overcome. He then concluded by appealing to the audience to juinthe society and to promote its interests. Mr T. Miller subsequently delivered a very humorous and in- teresting speech, which was highly Rpprciated. The usual vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting, which was a very pleasant and profit- able one throughout, to a close.
"NORTH WALES EXPRESS" OFFICE, Thursday Evening. IRELAND AND THE COMING SESSION. The Irish Times hopes the Cabinet will be challenged on the Irish fpolicy at the outset, so that it may be known whether they intend sup- porting Earl Spencer or encouraging the attacks upon the Castle.
THE CHARGE AGAINST THE CAR- NARVONSHIRE CHIEF CON- STABLE. This (Thursday) afternoon, the enquiry into the complaints made against Major Clayton, the Chief .Constable of Carnarvonshire, is being held in camera at the County Hall, before the police com- mittee.
MISCELLANEOUS. A curious circumstance is reported from Berlin. Last Tuesday, a man entered a public-house, and left a parcel saying that be would call later on. As he did not return, the landlord opened the parcel, and found that it contained papers and a large knife.
'OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. The members commenced assembly ing at an early hour, appropriating seats in the usual way by placing hats thereon. By one o'clock, between one and two hundred seats had been taken. Up to half past one, however, no member of the Government or of the front Opposition bench, or of the Home Rule party had put in an appearance. Members of the Fourth Party, on the contrary, arrived early, and took their usual seats below the gangway. All strangers have been requested to leave the lobby.
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,— I have summoned you at a date some- what later than usual, on account of the advanced period to which the labours of the last session were protracted. I have the satisfaction of maintaining with all foreign Powers relations of friendship and good. will. At the close of the last session I had the pleasure of recording my gratitude to my sea and land forces for suppressing with rapidity and completeness a formidable rebellion in Egypt: since then tran- quility has been restored to that country. Clemency has been shown by its ruler to the leaders of the rebellion, and the withdrawal of the British troops is proceeding as expeditiously as a prudent consideration of the circumstances will admit. The reconstitution of the Government of Egypt and the reorganisation of its affairs under the authority of the Khedive have in part been accomplished, and will continue to receive my earnest attention. It will be my endeavour to secure that full provision shall be made for the exigencies of order, for a just representation of the wants and wishes of the population, and for the observation of internal obligations. I have already been able te fulfill the promise made by me to the Sultan and to the great Powers of Europe that I would submit to their friendly consideration the arrange- ments which appear to me to be the best fitted to insure the stability of the Khedive's Government, the prosperity and happiness of the Egyptian people, the security of the Suez Canal, and the peace of Europe in the East. To those objects my policy has been directed in the past, and will be addressed in the future, and I continue to rely with confidence on its just appreciation by other countries. A conference of the Great Powers has assembled in London to consider measures for better securing the freedom of navi- gation in the Danube, which is placed under their guarantee and forms part of the public law of Europe. The condition of Zululand, and the possibility of renewed disturbances there, have engaged my most serious attention. With a view to the preservation of peace and order I have caused the former ruler of that country to be replaced in possession of the greater part of the territories held by him before the war. I earnestly hope that this step may lead to the establishment of a more stable government and to the maintenance of good relations beetween the Zulu nation and the adjoining colony of Natal. Papers on the subject will be presented to you. GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,— The estimates for the services of the coming year are in a forward ftate of preparation, and will speedily be laid before you. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,— I am happy to state that the im. provement in the social condition of Ireland to which I referred in December, continues. Agrarian crime has sensibly diminished, and the law has everywhere been upheld; at the same time, the existence of dangerous secret societies in Dublin and other parts of the country, calls tor unremitting energy and vigilance on the part of the executive. Measures will be promptly submittea to you for the codification of the criminal law for the establishment of a Court of Criminal Appeal, and for the amendment and consolidation of the laws relating to bankruptcy and patents. There will also be brought to your early notice bills for pre? venting corrupt practices at elections, and for perpetuating and amending the Ballot Act I have on previous occasions referred to the import- oT hi rt,orma in "<» of the different parts of the United Kingdom. I Proposals for the better government of the ""T Metropolis will in the first pi ce be submitted to you, and if time should permit will be lollowed by other measures relating to reform of local govern- I ment. Your attention will be called to bills deal- ing with the conservancy of rivers and the pre. ¡ vention ot floods with the police in Scotland, I with the Universities in that part o. the United kingdom, and with Education in Wa es You will also be invited to consider a propyl" which will more effectually secure to tenant, in England and Scotland compensation for agricultural im- provements. You have provided in recent years, by a liberal devotion of Vc/iir fr* v*? most urgent amonfj the needs of Ireland. The clanns, botf of geae £ legislation and of other portions of tne United Kingdon, will now demand froa. you a jubt regard I trust, however, that you will be able to deal during the present year with some of the legislative wants of Ireland, for which provision has not ye been made. I rely upon your proceeding with energy and prudence, and I beseech the Almighty God now, as heretofore, to biets your labours.
fixtures of mate has fm», ZeatehesZuU bf S6nt £ e^tts °f all N W? a.]"r ofi" "> BANGOR V. CARNARVON COTTS i. i_ m'fuof^bSt men' weie LLANKWST GRAMMAR ScwnnT o, n friendly jg match, under a« +■ played last Saturday on the £ oni°H WSS ground bemg very unfit for footh the ended in a vieto/y for LlanrvS ith none. The long shots ol the backs and °th passing ot Llanrwst forwards Droved tS the Beaumaris team Winnii^ t *auch for Ethel; backs, H. Hughe H* backs, Heller', J d £ & HRu^es; half- SlS: Hugh0es,Tiar0^ drawior tne s^fiaal" tS^ was to take place on Saturday aft v! ,aileiJ £ e CUP Bangor. Tbe clubs left in were the^0^1 Mountain Rangers (holders of th J Bangor F.C„ and Rhyl Mountain WanderersCUi'h ^n20t t-m Rangers having had a bvein fh!' he Moun- they had to be drawn f Previous ties, still in. Only two club« U'Oyley Watkins, the honorary ^cretlTnSt an appearance, and it bemg impossible P VU quorum, the draw was postponed. g6t
nicely prmted^on good pap^^and fffpleme^ is it contains are nunferous Ltere Hn w?odcut* executed. It is aold by all bookf I g' aUd weU" Qazette Office, Ea^tbo/me b°°ksoilers. at the *2JS £ *«5 £ I? ESfig?1Ith -«>»• Bight Hon. Sit Stafford Northcote ii't photograph by the Lonaoal Stereoscopic Company. COAGU LINE -Cement for Broken Articles, 61 Is 2s.; pustlioge 2d. Sold everywhere. Bros:, port. KAY'S COMPONND contains Linseecl, Aniseed Senega, Squill, &c., with Chlorodyne. Ji: KAY'S COMPOUND, a demulcent ■ A torant, for Cougns and Colds. Sold hv all rh6 Kay Bros., Stockport. 0i: Chemists. for al?urmary'a&tti?n8W\9qmart1'ng0?Plete difficult), and kidney diseases. 4s At S6"- f°r London Agency, No. 1, King Edward^JS?** ROUGH ON RATS."— The thino. j at last. Ask Onemisto,^ fou,tt4 Boughoa Bats It cleawSato m ""wV,'0' roaches, flies, bedbugs insects rrm > beetles, 7Ji. and Is 'boxes » t0Ua ^les, &c. EEATING'S COUGH l.OZEX(IK^ «. n Bronchitis.—lledieal testimony et&tes th^ S s' Asthm cine is so effectual in" the cure of th™. i 110 ■.0!er medi- One Lozenge alone gives ease, one or ?wo at'h^8 maJadie*« rest. For relieving difficulty of wv bed *mie ensure* 'valuable,They contain no M the* Bold*)j all Chemists in Tins, lsljd, wd 2^m. 1HKOAT IRRITATION. dtVU^ tickling and irritation, inducing cough and a Ject! ing the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's lycerine „u3ubes. In contact with the gland? at 6 eIcite,i bsr the oAuMne the Gl> cerme m these agreeable confections bf comes actively healing. Sold only in boxes 7id and Is ljd., labelled "James Epps & Co Hom ffi^path'c Ohemists, London." A. letter received Gentlemen,—It may perhaps, interest you to know that after an extended trial I have found your Glycerine Jujubes sof considerable benefit (with or without medical treatment) in almosT an forms of throat disease. They soften and d(S LRPPV"1^ faithfully, GORDON HOLMS L.R.C.P.E., Senior Physician to the Muncinal Throat and Ear Infirmary." ^uncipai A COLD will, with different individuals* shoTiT T m ? '"S"' tbe most oommoa bliig Ooiyza or Cold tn the Head, well-known by the lassi. un nnTfT6/8' lln6SS ab0Ut the head> dry,stuffed up nostrils, frequent sneeziwg, with a "bit of a cough, and tightness across the chest &c At nnHsw P-atljUt Qrifflth Owen's Essence of ooltsfoot, mixed with a wine-glassfull of warm ater,at bed-time—follow the directions given with ach V d much evil will be avoided. 11533 There is nothing more nourishing and warming in ^av,er Ka aCi.np °Lreally SOod Cocoa, but the difficulty has been to obtain it pure. This mav be secured at a cost of one halfpenny for a large breaktat cup by using Cadbury's Cocoa, which goes three time# as far is the adulterated and starchy componnils ordin- ftSSSr*- Griffith Owen's Essence of Coltsfoot is an JEW Mature,and agrees with the modern medical treatment of colds, as testified by seven! K 5 TTo- ha,d in bott,es> is l*d and £ 9d. of all. Chemists. The great value of Griffith Owen s remedy creates a large demand 25 & 27 High-street, Garnarvon, and all Ohemists. B 533 *Se e?ecl8 of ne6lected coughs or colds. Griffith Owen's Essence of Ooltsfoot curea S™ica8<? :?<■ot te°>KS Or n to,ke'teah COM. See that you 97 u ? A wen s> and no other imitation. 25 & nigh-street, Carnarvon, and all Chemists E 533 KAY'S COMPOUND for Colds and Coushs cures nine cases out of ten. Sold by Chemists T IS RHEUMATISM CURABLE? Yes, if vrm take WOODCOCK'S RHEUMATIC MIXTURE. Speecl.ily curea Rhennmti e Vam& mthc Limbs, Rheumat io Pair.e ir. the Head. Rheumatic Pains mthe: Joints,Lumbago.Seiatiea, Rheumatic Gout Rheumatic Swellings and Stiffness; inf act, every phase "?rCaUie^-ery Be SRECIFICFORRHEUMA- fOf any Chemist. In Bottles, at 1/9 & 2/9, or sent fThrpp M Btat.10n in England for 25 or 38 stamps. 'es'carnage paid, for 102 stamps ot P.O.O.> By the Proprietor, Page D. Woodcock, High-street. TiiT"">ll>- TnnOAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness i- r ;,lSreeabJy surprised at the almost immediate w t af!orded the use of Brown's Bronchial troches. These famous lozenges are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. lid. per box..People troubled with a "hacking cough," t slight cold, or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, us simibr troubles, if allowed to pro- gress, result in seriou-5 Pulmonary and Asthnraii affec- tions. See that the words "Brown's Bronchi-lTroches" are on the Government Stamp around each pox.- Prepared by JOHN 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.S. Euxop^n aepot removed to 33, Farringdon fto*d»
♦ BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET. English wheat brought about Is 6d to 2s per quarter above last week's prices. Foreign wheat sold slowly, at Is, and grinding barley 6d per quarter advance.