MAY'S BRITISH AND IRISH PRESS GUIDE FOR 1^83. London Frederick L. May, and "o., 159, Piccadily,W.—This is a concise and comprehensive index to the Press of the United Kingdom, con- taining complete lists of the newspapers and periodicals issued ia England, Wales, Scotlaud, Ireland, and the British Isles. It also coc tains a series of maps of the Ur.ited Kingdom, showing the locaizatinn of the newspaper press as well as a short article on advertising as a science and as a success. fo advertisers publishers, and those in any way connected with the press, it is a very interesting a d useful book. in pa?e 21 we find the following remarks: "Six newspapers appear in the Pr nch l tnguiv/e, including four published in the Channel Isla nds, two in German, and two in English, French, an Spanish; besides those there are uine printed in the Welsh language." This is an error as regards the ^papers printed in Welsh: there are at least seventeen newspapers printed in the Welsh language in Wales, besides two in the United Sta.tea of America. THE YOUNG LADIES' JOURNAL.-We have re- CeiJed the Ma-ch part of this excelent journal, and find it full of useful infor mation and amuse- ment. One interesting feature is the coloured Sheet of two designs for alippert, which we are sure will prove acceptable to ladies who are in ending to wo*k presents for their gentlemen iriends, as the slippers ar8 of such a novel cha- acter, Hnu likely to be appreciated by the re- eivera. Fashion for the spring is well illustrated nearly a hundred charming costumes for ladief na children. We also draw attention to the Omestic sid^- rf fhis paper good pracslcal cooke- y rec'pts, suited to rll classes, are alwava to be *ound i t its p?<eres OViPOUND for Coushs and Colds l ma ^d Bronchitis are immediately by n.
A marriige is arransed, and will shortly take place, between Mr Charles CrUchett and. Miss Frederica Eleiuor WhaHey, youngest dauber ot the late 5dr George Hammond Whalley, M. P., of Piss Madoc, North Wales. Piss Madoc, North Wales. ThJ slate trade in Carnarvonshire is still m a I I V'?ry depressed condition, though there are Sign,S of improvement. The B cranes Willousr* b De Eresby has sent a further donation of £ 300 towards the funos ot the proposed new church at ')olwyddelen, thus mak- inc her ladyship's contribution £ 1000 The sub- sorptions now amount to about £ 1800. Ths Court Journal says that the Honourable Mrs George Douglas Pennant has almost recovered from li -r recent attack of illress. At Glamorganshire Asf'zes, on Thursdav, Lord C^lerid^e sentenced Wyman Freedman, a Swansea pawnbroker, to five years' penal servitude for having received three goll watches, weli knowing1 the name to have been stolen. The Rev Hugh Roberts, Chester, is one of the two canditiltes selecte-; by the patrols of tee in. cumbency of St. David's, Liverpool. The final choice will tiot be made for some weeks. Mr Elugh Tones, engineer, son of 3lr Longfield Jones, Twll-y-clawdd farm, Holyhead, has just presented the sm?ll Wesloyan church at Trefor, near Hol) head, with a splendid. set of communion service. We understand that the young gentle- man has done tnip liberal and Christian a t out of respect to Mrs Jones, his mother, who formerly was attached to the Wesleyan church at Trefor. The memorial stones of a new church at Pen. isa'rwaew, Llaaberis, were laid on Tuesday by Mrs Trevor Hughes, Glascoed, and Mr Assheton- Smith Mr Henry Keunedf, Bangor, is the architect. Mr Rice W. Thomas, Coed Helen, Carnarvon, is the donor of the site. Mr H. R. Williams, the representative of Messrs W. H. Smith and Son at Menai Bridge Station, who has been transferred to the charge of the Ruabon Stall, was on Monday presented by his friends with a handsome timep;ece. The late Mr Evan Jones, Carter Villa, who was a deacon with the Calvinistic Methodists at Bethel Chapel, Dolgellev, has bequeathed a legacy of £ 50 towards the Calvinistic Methodists Ministers' Fund, and £100 towards the British and Foreign B;ble Society. ART GALLERY FOR NORTH WALES.—At an in- fluential meeting of townspeople, held at Rhyl on Saturday, it w"s decided to rent a suitable ball for the Royal Cambrian academy of Art to bold its exhibition of paintings next summer. The council being favourably disposed towards Rhyl as a suitable centre for the academy's operations, two local gentlemen offered eligible sites for a per- manent gallery and school of art, one of them being a valuable corner plot between the two parades. THE NORTH WALES PGOR LAW CONFERENCE.— The committee appointed at the conference held in October to consider the Berkshire system of deal- ing with vagrants, met at Rhyl on Friday. The committee considered the details with regard to the carrying out of the system, and ultimately agreed upon the points of a svstem b-ised upon the system recommended by Mr J. H. Borer for sub- mission to the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Unions of North Wales f'r their adoption. The following gentlemen, with the chief constables of North Wales, were then appointed a sub-commit- tee to consider the position of relief stations in the district, and to consult the authorities in the several Unions in selecting Dlaces for relief sta- tions, viz :—Anglesey, Captain Yerney, R.N.; Carnarvon, Mr B. T. Ellis; Denbigh, Captain Griffith BoscawenFlint, Mr P P. Pennant; Merioneth, Mr R. M. Taylor; Montgomery, Mr R. J. Harrison. SIR W. W. WYNN -At'a meeting of the Wrex- ham Board of Guardians on Thursday, the follow- ing letter was read by the clerk from Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who recently proceeded to Lon- don. after his longhand serious illness: —"Deas'Sir, -Will you kindly express to the Board of Guard- ians of the Wrexham Union how much both Lady Williams Wynn and myself feel all the kind s m- pathy shown us by all in our sad affl ction ? I had a very satisfactory journey to London, and trust to be able soon to go to the House of Commons, and also to attend the meetings about the Welsh College.—Yours truly, W. W. WYNN." A HOLYHEAD SALVAGE CASE.—On Thursday, at the Bangor Admiralty Coutt, before Mr Horatio Lloyd, j udge the Pathfinder Steam-tug Compan y, Liverpool, sued the owners of the schooner Nelly, of Bridgewater, for JE300 for salvage services. Mr David Owen (Bangor), acting for Messrs Stone, Fletcher, and Hull (Liverpool), appeared for the plaintiffs; and Mr R. H. Pritchard (Bangor), af,ent for Messrs Barham and Son, solicitors Bridge water, defended. It appears that the ftelly collided with a schooner named Lewis. of Carnar- von, in Holyhead Harbour, and hoth ship" were extricated by the crsw of the Pathfinder. After a lengthy hearing, the juoge awarded the salvors £35 and costs. The owners of the Lewis had set- tled out of court. HORRIBLE DEATH AT THE CARDIFF DOCKS.—On Thursday afternoon an old man named W/lliam John, who, with his wife, resided at 34, Davies- street. Newtown, met with his death in a very shocking manner at the Cardiff Do«ks. Sergeant Grist, of the Bute Dock Police reports that at half-past four o'clock in the afternoon informa- tion was given at the Dock Police-station that William John had been ran over and k lied on the uigh-lev.,1 line, at a point near Hill's Dry Dock, where there are several lines of railway, or Bute siding, between the East and Wetit Dock. He at once proceeded to the spot, and found the body of deceased lving on the line with his held cut com- pletely off, and his brains scattered over the grouad. Deceased was working on the line, greasing the points, and it is supposed that as a train of empty waggons was approaching his foot caught in the points, and he was unable to extri- cate it before he was knocked down aad run over. Deceased's head was picked up and carried in a basker to the dead-house with his body, which had been jammed in by the points. ROYAL SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. --BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS BRANCH —A p blic meeting in connection with the Bangor and Beaumaris branch of the Royal Society for Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals was held on Friday, at the Masonic Hall, Bangor. Colonel the Hon. W. E. Sackville West presided, there being present Archdeacon Evans, Colonel Tho nas (chief con- stable of Anglesey), Captain and Mrs Vercey, Rev P. Constable Ellis, Major Piatt (honorary secre- tary), ijr Rowland Williams, Rev J. Morgan, Rev T. Lewis Jones, Captain Morgan, Messrs H. Bulkeley Pryce, J. Pritchard, &c. A report of the operations of the branch from August, 1881, to November last was presented by Mr W. Tem- perler, the inspector in charge of the district. This stated that, owing doubtless to the energv of his predecessors, cruelty was on the decrease. The Holyhead cattle docks had beeu specially visited during the disembarking of stack. There had been 101 convictions obtained at the following places :-Bmgor, Amlwch, Y»lley, Llangefni, Rhyl, Dolgelley, Holyhead, Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Pwllheli, Carnarvon, Llanrwst, Llan. dudno, and Abergele. It was resolved ro make an appeal for additional support to the branch, funds being urgently needed. THE REPRESENTATION OF MERIONETHSHIRE.—The Methodist of last week has the following paragraph Mr H. Robertson, M.P. for Shrewsbury, has consented to contest the county of Merioneth at the next election, in the Liberal interest. This we consider to be a retrograde step With aU the able Welshmen who have both the means and the ability to devote to parliamentary work, and in view of the cont;nual demand that Wales should be re- presented by Welshmen, we cannot but think that the Liberal Association for this county has male a mistake, and if a popular candidate were put forward in the Conservative interest, we should not wonder to see the now dominant party de- feated." SAIE OF A CARNARVONSHIRE LEAD MINE.-On Thursday, before a crowded attendance of mining captains, stock exchange brokers, and city capital- ists, at the Mart, Tokenhouse yard, London, the Pandora Lead Mine, situated in the pariah of Llanrhochwyn, about four miles from the town of LLmrw st, was offered for sale, in compliance with an order of the mortgagees, Mr Herbert H. Fuller, who had the carriage of the sale, stated that it was a most valuable property, the super- ficial measurement be ng about 89 acres, and the j returns from the salt's of otn amounting to £ 25,000. I The mine, which was held under advantageous I leases from Lady Willoughby D'Eresby, was in full work ng order, and a considerable quantity of ore, worth between £40ÙO and JE5000. was laid I bare on the lodes, and was ready to be brought to I bank. The auct'ooeer read very satisfactory reports from the present captain of the mine, and, pfteravery slow compet tion, the property was knocked down to Mr Endeaa for £ 950 I THE TREATMENT OF VAGRANTS IN WALES.-On Thursday, at a meeting of the Wrexh I'll Board of Guardians, the question of how best to deal with vagrancy to secure its suppression, again cair e up for discussion, and the chair man (Capt. fJriffitii Boscawen) announced that the committee ap- pointed at the recent Noth Wales Poor Law C mrerenca bad passed a resolution expvessing the opinion that it was desirable to carry out the Berkshire system for dealing with casual poor in the six counties of North Wales. The chief cons- tables of those counties had promised their co- operation and it was necessary that the magis- trates should deal uniformly with vagrants brought before them but above all, the active co-opera- tion of the public was necessary in refusing to respond to the nppeIls of professional beggars. I The system was being adopted in Shropshire, and there was a very great chance of its being carried out in Cheshire. Neighbouring counties, too, would doubtless find it necassary to adopt the system in self-defence. The chairman further stated that a snb-committee had been appointed to consider and decide upon the establishment of relief stations from which bread rations will be issued to bona fide wayfarers along the principal roads. The guardians approved of the action tbken by the conference committee, and agreed to co-operate with the other boards in North Wales in carrying out the Berkshire system in its entirety. GOLD IN WALES.—The Echo of last Monday says It is reported that a lad at Llanelltyd, while digging for copper, has found several pieces of pure gold, and that an exploring expedition has been formed, in the expectation of discovering the place to be a prolific gold mine. The expectation may not prove altogether ill-founded. Llanelltyd is a little village just bevond the head of the Barmouth estuary, and at the southern end of the Ganllwyd Valley, one of the loveliest spots in Merionethshire. Hard by is the Clogau Gold Mine, which has been worked more or less for the last five and-twenty years. This mine had been worked for copper for many years, but in 1860 its proprietor tried for gold. Aftir many disappoint- ments the search was about to be abandoned, when the manager suddenly came upon a bunch of gold of the value of £ 36,000. That find was an isolated piece of good fortune. A profit of £20,000 was made for two or three years after, but no such bunch' was again discovered. The Clogau Mines has now and thea yielded nuggets of the precious metal, but several sther mines which were started in the neighbourhood only swallowed gold instead of producing it. Among these aban- doned works was the Castell Carn Dochan Mine, about three miles from the south-western end of Bala Lake, on the estate of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. A quantity of gold was found at this spot, and a company was formed for working the mine, of which Mr John Bright was the chairman; but the results proved in the end unprofitable, and the undertakingtas abandoned. The great find in 1860 in the Clogau Mine will certainly be a stimulus to further exertion now THE WILL OF MR GEORGE ERNEST JOHN POWELL, LATE OF NANT Eos, CARDIGANSHIRE, was proved by Charles Harris Hodgson, the sole I executor, the value of the personal estate exceed- ing £ 16 000. The testator wishes £ 250 to be expended on the east window of Llanbadarn Church, as a memorial of his mother and sister; and he bequeaths X9,0 to the free library and reading-room, Aberystwyth £ 50 to the Life Boat Institution: his bound music to the Musical College of Wales certain books, autographs, oil and water colour paintings, and Egyptian, Roman, and Grecian antiquities, to the University College of Wales; to his wife, Mrs Dinah Thomas Powell, certain furniture and household effects at his town residence £100, and an annuity of £ 500; to William Beauclerc Powell an annuity of £500, to be continued to his wife if she survive him, and after the death of the survivor to their son, Edward Athelstone Lewis Powell; and numerous other legacies. His mansion-house of Nant Eos, and all his manors, messna-es, lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the county of Cardigan, and the residue of his real aad personal estate, he settles, failing children, upon the said William Beauclerc Powell for life, with remainder to his son, the said Edward Athelstone Lewis Powell. THE FLINTSH'RE* OoLLiERs. —The colliers in the Buckley district, which is an extensive one, have now, after consideration of the question, resolved to work five days per week, and this change will commence this week. The labourers and day wagemen at "some of the collieries seem to have an objection to this chancje The employers have not yet intimated what course they intend to take in the matter. FATAL ACCIDENT IN A NORTH WALES COLLIERY. -On Saturday, an iuqueit was h,>I-t at Buckley, Flintshire, touching the death of a man named Abraham Longworth, about 30 years of age, a native of Lancashire, who met with his death through an accident at the Lexham Green Colliery (belonging to Messrs W. Hancock and Co.), where he was employed. The deceased was a looker-on in the Hol'in coal seam. and a few minutes before the accident occurred he had sent the carrier up with four men. It is supposed that he imagined the curier to have returned and pushed forward the loaded tub of coal, which at once fell down the shaft, a distance of 63 yards, dravriug the deceased after it, and he was killed on the spot. The inquiry was adjourned. JUVENILE EDUCATION IN FLINTSHIRE. —Miss Clara Isabella Pringle, a pupil in the Rhyl Christ Church British Schools, twelve and a half years old, has been successful in g lining a JE30 scholarship, ten- able for three years, presented by Mr John Ro- berts, M P. The competitors were under fourteen years of aje, taught in the public elementary schools of Flintshire, and the examination took place recently in the Town Hall, Rhvl. ANGLESEY AND CARNARVONSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.-A meeting of the committee of man agement of the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Agricultural Society was held on Friday, at the British Hotel, Bangor. Mr T. Jones (Hendre- eradog) presided, the attendance including Captain Verney, Messrs A. Laurie, J Smith, R. Hum- phreys, D. Williams, &c. The secretary (Mr J. Prirchard) notified that Mr Sydney Plntt, who had been nominated president, was unable to accept the office, as he would be absent from England at the time the show was held. It was agreed to request the Hon W. E Sackville vVestto sit as president, and, failing his aceptance, Mr Rath- bone, M.P., and Mr O. J. Lloyd Evans, Broom Hall. Major Piatt promised a special prize for a Welsh bull entered in the North Wales Herd Book," and Mr Robert Davies for farms. Some discussion ensued upon the arrears of subscrip- tions, it being resolved that any memoer four years in arrears should be excluded.-Sir George Meyrick has been elected president of the Anglesey Agricultural Society and Mr Roberts, Ty-hen, Valley, vice president. WELiH MILITIA TRAINING.— Artillery —Welsh Division Royal Artillery: The 2ud Brigade (Royal Glamorgan Artillery Militia) will assemble at Swansea, recruits on April 2ad, and the trained men on May 28th. The 3rd Brigade (Royal Car- marthen Artillery Militi t) will assemble at Car- marthen, recruits on Februarv 26th, trained men on April 23rd. The 4th Brigade (Royal Pembroke Militia Artillery) will assemble at Haverfordwest, recruits on February 26, trained men on April 23rd. The5thBriga;e (Royal Cardigan Artil- lery Militia) will assemble at Aberystwitb, recruits on March 2nd, traiue i men on April 27th.- Engineers.—Anglesey Militia will assemble at Beaumaris, recruits March 26th, for 42 da a' pre- liminary drill and training; trained men May 7th for 42 days' training. Monmouthshire Militia The recruits will assemble at Monmouth on March 19th, for 56 days' training, and the trained men on May:14th, f,)r 42 days' training Infantry -The 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers (Royal SouthjJWales Bor lerers Militia) will assem- ble at the Brigade Depot, Brecon, on May 21st, and will go into camp until June 16th. The 4th Battalion (Royal Montgomery Militia) will as- semble at Welshpool, recruits on February 26th for fifty-six davs' trailling, and trained men on April 23rd. The 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Royal Denbigh and Merioneth Militia) will assemble at Wrexham on July 9th, and will So into tents. The 4th Battalion (Royal Carnar- von Militin), the recruits will assemble at Carnar- von on March 12th, for fifty-six days, the trained men on Mav 7th. The 3rd Battalion the WtJLh Resrimpnt (Royal'Glamorgan Militia) will a-semble at Ca diff on May 26th, for twenty-seven days' training THE NORTH WALES COLLEGE. — The committee I appointed at the Chester Conference to consider the claims o? various towns for the North Wales Co'lege will meet to-day (Friday) at 10.20 a.m., at the Westminster Palace Hotel. This arrange- ment has been m de to suit the convenience of the majority of the members of the committee. We have some reason to believe that the selection of the site will be delegated to a smaller tribunal by the committee, THE PROPOSED CHARTER OF INCORPORATION FOR BANOOR.-The Tondon Gazette of last Friday night contains an order notifying that a committee of the Lords of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council will, on the 28th of March next, take into consideration the petition of the inhabitant house- holders of the nity and parish of Bangor, Carnar- vonshire, prating that her Majesty in Council will be pleased to grant to the town and city of Bancror a charter of incorporation under the Municipal Corporations Act. THE CARNARVONSHIRE COUNTY COURT -Tuesdav night's London Gazette contains the Privy Council order notifying that, it having been represented that it would be of advantage to the public if the County Court of Carnarvonshire holden at Port- raadoc were ordered to be holden at Blaenau Festiniog as well as at Port madoc, her Majesty is thereupon pleased to order that from and after the 31st of March next the County Court of Carnar- vonshire. holden at Portmadoc, shall be holden at Blaenau Festiniog as well as at Portmadoc. THE MAGISTRATES AND THE ST. ASAPH LOVERS' WALK.At the monthly meeting of the St. Asaph District Tighway Board, on Saturday, a letter was read from Mr Alnn Lloyd, solicitor, stating that an application would be made to the Queen's Bench for a mandamus callintr upon the magis- trates of the division to hear the case of Jolley v. the Board, in which an order was asked for the Nantyfaenol-road, otherwise "The Lovers' Walk," to be put in repair by the authority. The sum- mons had been made returnable on three various occasions, and ultimately thrown out owing to the want of justices to try the case. The letter was allowed to lie on the table.
A WALK FROM SALISBURY TO STONEHENGE. The following paper was written by Mr R. J. Thomas, eldest son of Mr John Thomas, county surveyor, of this town. OCTOBER, 1882. Leaving business at two on a fine, sunny Satur- day afternoon, and partaking of a hearty dinner, I was on my way at twenty-five minutes to three, my destination being famous old Stonehenge. My outward journey took me, for the first mile or so along the western ridge which bounds the river Avon, a fine stream which flows quietly down to mother ocean; the valley which it waters being plentifully studded with trees and appearing sheltered and snug, the quaint little village of Stratford nestling in its midet. After proceeding some two or three miles this valley seems to merge and loose itself in the un- dulating and extensive Salisbury Plain. The road being perfectly new to me, and having nothing else to distract my thoughts, I interest mvself in the persons I meet, and truly they are few, very few. The first I come up to, after a solitary walk of two miles, is an old gentleman who, in the distance, appears to be vigorously pointing out with his stick to his canine compan- ion all the placeFl of interest,—north, south, east, and west; but who, I find, on my nearer approach, is only doing his best to exterminate a swarm of gnats who have t*ken a fancy to his person—but, judging f, om the large detachment which favoured me with their attentions as I came up to him, his success was but partial. Another mile in solitude, and then I meet two iShepherds,learíing a large flick of sheep an elderly sfcnep- dog walkiug in front also while the rear is guarded by a small pup, which ever and again has to stand on its hind legs to be able to see over its charge and watch for further orders from its master. Now I come on to the plain, stretching out as far as eye can reach, undulating like a rolling prairie, the road winding on miles ahead. Right and left are stunted remains of trees planted, no doubt, for the purpose of affording shelter to the travellers from the biting winds of winter, but which make the outlook more drear than would their absence. Here and there may be seen groups of fir trees, which as you pass beneath their sombre shade* moan and creak as if they longed to know why they as seedlings were blown from their native forest to spring up unattended and uncheered. 00. I go no changed scene to look upon, only the same immense expanse, unfenced and untrod save by my footsteps: — This is not soiitude; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view Her stores unrolld." At last I once "tgain come across one of my own species in the shape of a shepherd lad sprawling on the close-cropped turf, heedinsr his charge about as much as the boy did in the Fable of the Wolf. Three, four, five, and six are the mile- stones pissed without meeting or seeing a human creature; but at last the painful monotony is broken by the appearance of a large old-fashioned inn called, I believe, the Druid a Arms," stand- ing by the roadside, sheltered on all sides by trees which have stood the bleak winds for many a year. As I pass this oasis, as it may be called, I caaually look round me, and to the westward I behold the form of old Stonehenge, distinguishable at this distance of two miles from the groups of dark fir- trAesdotted over the horizon. I have walked briskly; but now, with fine soft turf under my feet and Stoneheage before me, I increase my pace to the utmost, and yet the distance seems interminable, and I even imagined that I was just in time to see the huge pile being borne away from its accustomed place, for it seemed as it I could not lessen the gap which separated us but no, at last, the distance has perceptibly lessened, and the kaowledge of which spurs me on to renewed speed, which is at last rewarded by arriving at my goal: and taking a centre stone within the huge circle I consult my watch and find that my nine miles' walk has occupied but an hour and fifty minutes. My first impression on looking round me was of awe:— 8een? Present: shadowy, giant forms, Ana fantasies that throng the heated brain. Are flittiT) to and fro: unhallow'd rites* Obscene and cruel, and unearthly shapes Start into being; Silence, and time, and dread eternity, Are gathering round me, crowding on my thoughts." My poetic reverie is violently stopped by a gruff, unearthly voice close behind me saying, This in the sacrifice stone." Ugh! I looked round, ex- pecting to see a wbite hair'd and baarded savage clad in a bloodstained robe, standing over me with his gleaming weapon uplifted to strike me to the heart, and add one more to his countless victims • but no it was a shrivelled old man, with snowy hair and beard, 'tis true, but his head was covered with a modern tile," and his body wrapped in a worn-out ulster, which swept the ground as he walked; so I was once more spared, and able to replZ m,Inegative to his inquiry as to whether he should show me all the wonders of the place a mode of answer which soon caused him to resume his occupation of discussing the contents of a large can which a boy had brought him from the cot. tage close by. No dnubt, all are acquainted with the 3ize., aprearauce, anri names of the most prominent membe-s o. this interesting pile, such as the Altar Stone, Sacrifice Stone, Friar's Heel, &c., so I used not describe their various peculiarities The oute- ring on the eastern sidi is in very g°°? iprefo«,?i10n' -^ere bein8 six or more hori- zontal stones m position consecutively; but on the western side there are none standing, 'all having fallen (inwardly. as a rule) except a very large one, needle shaped, which was arrested in its downward progress by a mere slip of stone which abutted agawet it and sustains its enormous weight, which inclines at an angle of about 45 degrees On the south-west, standing rather inside the circle, is t e highest group, the uprights massur- ing, 1 shorn i say, twenty feet in height and teu cr twelve wide. The hor'zontal stoue resting on top is as true and correct in out'ine as if it had only left the mason's haad a week aso, beii.g &ls3 a most striking moael of a huge coffin. Tu th.i south is a biigiitly smaller pile:- Who raided the wondrous pile i" I asked and si&h'd, And paused for a reply but iionp replied; Time ptt>s'd_me by, tii(I answc Fwith a frown, Whoever rai ed it, I wil:. pull it down." i And so it appears, f )r this grand old land- mark of past centuries is geing. The gnup referred to is D"W surrounded and supp rted by ponderous oakeu baulks, owing to their bavirg exhibited signs of falling—one showing a tendency for leaning southward, aud its com pa' ion beni ■ of a colder disposition inclines northward: the horizontal stone resting upon them has conse- quently been considerably displaced, and removed from off its dowels (all thesto es aredowelle^ one to the otter). I had the temerity to climb the scaffolding and ensconse myself Oil the hu^e block, whence the slender spire <>f Salisbury cathedral was distinctly visible. The stones have evidently undergone a severe test by the elements since their erection, as in some, where there was some soft stone, it has been eaten entirely away, in one instance a hole large enough. to get into for shelter has been eaten out of one stone. Having at home in Wales s"en the crom- lechs" erected by the Druids when driven from England by the tread of civ:iz>'tion, I am strongly of opinion that Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and the cromlechs in Anglesey owe their existence to the 3ame hands. You may say it was impossible, with the primitive implements then used, to erect such stupendous places; but who can estimate the po ?er which the Druids and Arcb- druids had and exercised over the superstitions s wages whom they governel ? Who can tell what numbprs had been compelled, by fear and dread, to give all the- possessed, nd even them- selves, to assist iu the erection of these temples or cathedrals to their implacable gods, d/voting their untold wealth to the removal, per- haps, ot one stone which should serve as a memoir of them and theirs,PS stained glass windows are at present erected for ? Time was of no moment to them, as they were promised abundance of every- thing in the happy hunting grounrls" of their gods if they laboured in the erection of earthly houses for them. Labour was of no moment to I them,for we know that slaves were theirs in abund- ance-cattle awd horses innumerable did they possess, with which they could assist in the re- moval and erection of such places. One thing is certain, as no decided proofs have ever been pro- duced as to who built them, or when erected, toe mystery will for ever remain unsolved, for Timo does not unravel its folds, the doors of which itself bas sealed. Having grne round and seen all that was to be seen, including a nicely kept cricket-ground, levelled by the lord of the mauor for the use of excursionists, and said "Good night" to my would-be slayer, who replied not well but too gruffly, I set off on my homeward journey along another longer, but more agreeable road, which led me through pretty Amesbury,and passed the man- sion of the Marquis of Aielsbury (not Aylesbury), who, I am informed, owns Salisbury Plain and all upon it! Darken ess now settles down upon me, and thus kindly hides from view miles of solitary land un- fenced and uninhabited. At last I arrive at Old Sarum, which looms up before me, appearing in the darKness like a fort of modern times, wanting only the tramp of the sentry and the occasional flash of his lantern to complete the likeness. Skirting its northern slope, over a few fields, and down a steep incline, I find myself in Strat- ford, through which I pass, cross the eilent Avon, and ascend;the opposite:side, finding myself half a mile from home, which I soon reached (tfce home I ward journey of ten miles being accomplished in two hours and twenty-five minutes), and feeling hungry as well as pleased at being able to s ay that I had seen Stonehenge. I
NORTH WALES SCHOIARSHIP ASSOCIATION.—We beg to call the attention of teachers and school managers to the fact that the affiliation fee in connection with the above association has now been reducad to a nominal figure, and that for the first time two scholarships (thanks to the Duke of Westminster) are open to all the elementary schools of North Wales. As will be found from an ad- vertisement in another part of this paper, the next examinations will be held at Bangor on the 6th and 7th of July next. COAGU LINE-Cement for Broken Articles, 61., Is 2s.; postage 2d. Sold everywhere. Kay Bros., Stoc- port. KAY'S COMPONND contains Linseed, Aniseed, Senega, Squill, Toln, &c., with Chlorodyne. E KAY'S COMPOUND, a damulcent anodyne expes torant. for Coughs and Colds. Sold by all Chemist in KAY S TIC PILLS, a specific in NeuraWia FaV- ache,& 9 idI Is. ljd.; postage Id. Of Chemists. KioY Bros., Stockport. Q "BUCHUPAIBA."—A new, quick, complete cure for all urinary affections (smarting, frequent or difficult), and kidney diseases. 4s At Druggists London Agency, No. 1, King Edward's-street. "ROUGH ON RATS."—The thing desired found at last. Ask Caemists, Grocers or Oilmen, for Rough on Rats It clears out rats, mice, beetles roaches, flies, bedbugs, insects, round moles, &c'. 7Jd. and Is. boxes There is nothing more nourishing and warmiing in cold weather than a cup of really good Cocoa, bat ihe difficulty has been to obtain it pure. This may be secured at a cost of one halfpenny for a large breakfast cup by using Cadbury's Cocoa, which goes three times as far as the adulterated and starchy compounds ordin- arily sold, the smallest packet making fourteen break- fast cups of strong Cocoa. Kernick's Vegetable Worm Lozenges are the most efficacious remedy ever introduced for Worms. Being innocent in their characte they may be taken by children of all degrees and con- ditions with perfect safety. They are most useful for children of delicate stomachs and pale com- plexion, as they strengthen the system by giving in appetite. E 316 IS RHEUMATISM CURABLE? Yes, if you take WOODCOCK'S RHEUMATIC MIXTURE. Speed- Uy cures Rheumatic Pains in the Limbs, Rheumatic Pains m the. Head Rheumatic Pains in the Joint, Lumbago Sciatica Rheumatic Gout, Rheumatic Swell- ings and Stiffness; in fact, every phase of Rheumatism- OB^FRvV—Th-«U" °\ lonS standing, it never fat's! OBSERVE This is not a quack remedy warranter! to RHEUVMATTSM ? A fenuiDe SPECIFIC FOR S i7o!t o 0f Chemist. In bottles at Is 9d, and 2a 9d, or sent free to any railway staHon mEngland for 25 or 38 stamps. (Three 23 S%bottb* carnage paid, for 102 stamps or P. O. Order.) By the Proprietor, Page D. Woodcock, High-street, Lincoln FLOMLINE !—FOR THK TEETH AND BREATH t iq^d FiorUine» sprinkled on a wet tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or ^ar**s the gums, prevents tartar, stops ^}Vr8 w a Peculiar pearly-wsiteness, and a delightful fragrance to the breath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. "The Fragrant Floriline," 1™ composed in part of honey and sweet herbs, is delicious to the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery "00 of the age. Price 2s 6d, ef all Chemists aud Perfu,d< rs Wholesale depot removed to 33, iTarringdan-road London. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All »„ fering from irritation of the throat and hor.rs- will be agreeably surprised at the almost; Vhe ""Vf "B.r.W» Ckl' Troches. These famous lozenges are now Vv most respectable chemists in this country af la u/ per box. People troubled with a hacking üoug\: a If slight cold," or bronchial affection, cougi-I" them too 8003, aa similar tronbleB, if allowed to ni ss. U.S. Enropean depot remuved t8 33 Farrin"don- tion less liable tn tot # Jenders *he constitu- ent fflfhn to,take frt*h cold. See that vou 27 Hioh an<* no other imitation. 25 & SwK?Q0^r rVoli' aud a]1 Chemists E 533 BroDchitis.-MoSGtestiimo^GtEtS c"rc,CouSliS- Aslu.^ One LozenmTa) the cure ^>f these d*ngerist?s ^aladie& rest Vnr ? on;e e™* ease, one or two at bed t me'el™ £ nSnahS" £ UeTing of breathing th^ arc iu- • c C no opium nor any violent draff ug Is. l^d, aad iis. iu. eacii.
.J I LATEST & ThXEG&APUIO IN E WS IREUT' AND CENTRAL NEWS T2LEGRAMS [ I "NORTH WALES EXPRSSS" OFFICE. I Thursday Eve ing. FIRE AT CHURCH STRKTTON. An alarming fire broke f ut t'lia raorning at the Church Stietton Gas Wo..ks, cavisad by a spark igniting the rafters of the -cto-t house. Owing to the exertions of the fire brigade, however, the .flames were extinguished before spreading beyond the roof, which was burnt.
THE CORRUPT PRACTICES BILL. The Government Corrupt Practices B ll was issued this morning. It co.tai.ss.xty.seven clauses and five schedules. The bill extends to Ireland and Scotland.
DE1TH OF LORD EGERTON. Lord Egerton of Tdton, the lord lieutcuant of Cheshire, died la,t n ght. His death causes a vacancy in the r->prese^t tion of Mid-cheshire.
IRELAND. The Dublin authorities now consider it will ba no longer necessary to spe.'iai!y guard judges and Government officials. Mrs Frank Byrne, who left Dublin last night, arrived in London Ws morning. She states that the report as to her havm ? been ex-Aminel at the Home Office is pure, concoction, and that neither m London nor in Dublin was she questioned re- specting any secret societies.
A"y['MURDERED WOMAN FOUND. ;u Eliza Ebbon, for whose supposed murder at Elstree a man namei Straeton was commited and sentenced to death, has communicated with her friends. Stratton was reprieved and sent to Broadroom Criminal Lunatic Asylum. He will now be liberated.
MISCELLANEOUS. The Chambers of Commer- this morning, de- sidsd to prepare a bill to consolidito the laws regulating the joint stock companies. Further correspondence on the affairs of Zuln- and is issued among the ;parliamenta-ry papers to-day. The book contains 293 pages, and the despatches extend to January 12th last. Bank rate unaltered.
THE SEEVICE8 OF THE PEACE SOCIETY.—In 1856 a deputation from tbe Peace Socier.v wait«d noon the Plenipotentiaries of the Great Poverswhowere I negotiating the Treaty of Peace, in Paris, on the conclusion of the Russian war, and presented to them a memorial praying that, in the now treaty, principle of arbitration as a substitute for war might be recognized. At their request, Lord Clarendon brought the proposal before the Con- gress, and the eunsequence was the memorable Protocol XXIII. of the Treaty of Paris, in which the plenipotentiaries, "in the name of their re- spective .Governments, expressed the with that states, between which any serious misunderstand- ing may arise should, before appealing to arms, have recourse, so far as circumstanced might allow, to the good offices of a friendly power. The plenipotentiaries hope that the Governments not represented at the Congress will unite in the senti- ment which has inspired the <ish recorded in the roZSCf' Response to this invitation! no fewer than forty other Governments afterwards sett in their adhesion to the Proto 1 Surely it was no small gain to have elicited, some forty civilized Governments of the world, a formal and solemn recognition of a principle which, as Mr Gladstone said, contained "at least a Qualified disapproval of a resort to war, and assorted tS? supremacy of reason, of justice, of humanity and religion, and which eli,ited such emphatTJtesti. monies of approval from so many dfsr nguffhed persons For sixty years and more, the Peace nS7 6611 UrgiDg this UP°:1 the attention of nations and governments by every form of repre- sentation that was possible by lecture™ treaties prize essays (in various languages of Earope) by resolutions passed at great internatio^l confer^ ences hke those held in London in 1843 in BrusseU m 1848, in Paris in 1849, in Frankfort in 1850 in London again in 1851, in Maucbester and Edin- burgh in 1852, and in some of these cases after- wards presented to Governments by deput tions or memorials by petitions to and mJtio £ £ Parlia! ment, and especially by keerrnw J: rarua" rtantly befoie th/aSS"? ou, Again and again had the society bZnJht +hL matter, b, deputatio. or Sorial prime ministers, foreign secretaries and othS distinguished men, including Si.- Robert p??i T Palmerston, Lord Aberdeen Lord Join t f? Lord Clarendon, Mr Disraeii, Lcfrd ^rby from some of whom the.- received very kmdlvSd encouraging replies. Pave all these I £ no effect ? TheLewer is ?h "ttu ShHo^ began its operations in 1816 there have been nS fewer than thirty.five cases of successful arbitration between nations. In regard to our own shfre as a nation in these, Sir Charles Dilke, the recent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Aftairs, said liSSt deliVered,*0 In the 1820 sthsrew^s only u* u dispute between the United Q whlJch Foreign Power was referred to arbitral11 1830's one; in the 1840's one • in the bvt in the 1870's no less than J™. 2- 8 0ne thus referred." In 1873 MIE VM>.pute8 were brought forward and carrieJ »SRlchaJd' M international arbitration in tv. «on ln faTour °f morn, This wjTbe mSfcP0"' commended by Count i ftrong1.<r Ie~ spicuoua and honourable a m iS°a 80 con" all things, to raise proposals in the poHt:callegis- latures. I am thoroughl-v persuaded that there is 0.0 better way of reaching any 7real and ,re»t attention roXr eo^rt a quence of it, similar m tions were int^ ca*ried in the Italian Chambw 3 SSS? £ f t'M Mancmi, now Foreign Secretary of th! f in the House of Representatives and United States; in the states-Qener^ £ w in the Second Chamber of the »)iet of x HoUan<?» the Chamber of gium and, m a modified orm in th? ™ K # Deputies of France All iHt Chamber of r.T. AH thiS was avowprfk result of the victory avov*fcnv as cne It was. perhaps, somewhat aidJ^°by £ £ ?ZToi our foreign friends called •' a Diterm >* 7 Which Mr Richard ately afterwards, and hich afforded hun dSble opportunities for still further advoStin^nd propagating his T ews. It is some good havt ebcited from legislatures, represent iTg some 160 millions of the human race, a forn^qi ?.J ? vu ate declaration in favour of arbitration tute for war. "^ration as a subsi- The Dandelion Extract contained n tt > Pills, by its well-kncwn action on tlio t • 8 important gland in the v hole frami\ er (the m°?T secretions to flow in a regular causes the bodilt with the Tonic ingredients grMtf' and conjointly maintaining the great portals' of+hl y l'lv,8°rates- 80 condition to secure KoodhLui, Aysteminthebeet em in boxes, I* i £ d and 2s 9d euci. demist sella
-t-c. Sergeant, the summons was withdrawn, the chief constable havi. g been til4 by Mr Hnjrhes that the girl would give, evidence unfavourable to the police. — B ? SI" T,'Hl" He cor»cu?-?d vith the action of the chief constab'e. The sime plan had ~ieen aioptel frequently before, anwith Major Clayton'(i li'io odi?e. Mr n. ,To-es; rlevk to the borough justices, said the cas? was adjourned by order of the bench, upon the application of the landlord's solicitor Tke c^s° was withdrawn aftqr ais explanation from Mr ProtheTo th 't mueh reliance could not be placed upon the pirl's evidence. Major Hay to" s-iid that, after the remark* of the Rec-rV-r rf Livrpoo1, >^ho, in strong tprms Condemnpd the practice of the police somg in plain cloths to entrap p«v-sors, he fleemedMt u* advisable to proceed with the opse, regard being hid to the fact that tb* chief witness had re entered the defendant's service. It Tas a fact that b.3 bad consulted the drtf.M«dant's solicitor, hemnae, not feeling easr at the course taken bv the police, he desired to know the f^c's for the defence. Mr A dams here referred to the othft charges brought against the chief constable. The ch<nr"nan pointed out that these charges were not on the agenda at the a ter Sessions, and a<;kp.r1 whether the committee hm.ot ers. exhausted its powers. i Mr Adorns replied tvat copies of the additional charges had. as proirsised, been forwarded to the chairman of the quarter sessions, and to Major Clavton. Mr Louis Raid he was ready to me-t all the chprges brou?M forward. Mr Adams tbpn proceeded with the allegation that ceTta'n charges of drunkenness and larceny against members of the force had been brought, Under the <-hief constable's notice, who hid taken no steps in the matter. The first charge was against an officer of stealing a tobacco pipe from a ■Wre-k and ajainst another officer for retaining 38 64. taken "rom Ann Edwards a prisoner, on •A-Pul 11th. 1881, the chief constable telling the officer (Evans), You pay the money to Sergeant Hughes an* put it down to the contingent ac- Count" The remaining cases were -(Il That on December 1st. 1882, a police constable who Was drunk and sleeoing on the Giiild Hall steps Was reported to the chief constable, and no Punishment followed (2) that on December 2nd, 1889, another officer was found on Turf-square at 11.45 p.m., drunk and off his beat: (3) that about Christmas another officer was found drunk and walking about the etreets at Carnar- T°» minus helmet and belt; (4) that on Oc- tober 3rd, 1882, in a perjury case, when Police Sergeant Lewis Williams wai getting up evidence and failed, he reported the matter to the chief Constable, and the "esult of his inquiries as regarded one Daviea, who knew about the matter, Iva,8 that the chief constable said, Don t you think monev would work with him ? to which Williams replied, No, I won't attempt't, as that Would be putting a rope round my own neck. He (the chief constable) gave orders for another officer to attend at his office in plain clothes the following dav, and said to Williams he would send hiM in disguise to Davies, that he was to sham being an fnemv to the girl and trv to pump him out, adding, "I am going to tell him how to do it; It would be dangerous to send you, as you would have to give evidence on the day of the trial. Evidence having been eiven as to the pipe, Major Clayton said he held an inquiry regarding the cherrv pipe on the 19th January. He took the evidence of the last two witnesses down, and in- 3tructed Harris to copy it, which copv he now produced."After making the inqairylhe cameto the Conclusion there was no caae azainst Evans. Alderman G. R Rees (mayor of Carnarvon) stated he heard, at the time of the wre^k, that Evans hai misconducted himself, and he gave information to the police. At an interview with the chief constable he (witness) said he thought there was no case against Evans, and that it evidently arose from jealousy on the part of the local police and from a feeling in the town that Police Constable Parry (42) ought to have been rewarded at the time. The next charge inquired into was one in which the chief constable was accused of taking 3s 64 from a prisoner named Ann Edwards. Mr Louis produced the charge book, which showed that the money had been returned to the Woman, with her receipt. The Chairman There is an end to this case. The chief constable denied ever telling Evans to charge the 3s 6rl to th i contingent account. He llever made any such remark Police Sergeant Richard Owen said he saw Police Constable Owen (69), on December 1st. drunk at Cirnvrvon. The chief constable's book I was prr diced, and showed that the man was | severely reprimanded. i Police Serareant S Jones said that about Christ- inaa last he saw Police Constab'e Hughes (30) the Worse for drink in Carnarvon streets at half-past three a.m. He had lost his helmet and belt, and did not know where the? were. Witness reported iI the caso to the chief constable. It was shown that the chief constable had severely reprimanded Hughes, who was sent to a distant division and Ordered to ray for the waiqt belt he had lost. What is known as the "sheep stealing case" was then investigated. Police Sergeant L. Williams (Pen-y-groes), stated that in May, 1880, he appre- hended a man named John' Jones upon a charge of stealing sbe-p, the property of one Robert Jones. Witness brought the prisoner down to the chief constable, who said he was very glad the ntan had been taken, as he had stolen two of his (Major ClaytotT*) sheep, which he had brought back. The man was tried and convicted. Robert Roberts, an ex-policeman, stated that John Jones, when in witness's custody, made a Confession. The chief constable said, "It is a good job he has been apprehended; he has stolen two Of my sheep from Ty GWyn." Mr Adams here proposed to call the man John Jonea, as an adverse witness, as he had volunteered his evidence, to the effect that he had stolen two sheep fro n his Uncle'a farm at Llandwrog, then selling them to ~^ajor Clavton. and stealing them a second time. Aiter a discusion, in which the chairman said that in his opinion the course was an improper one, John Jones, of Grseslon, said that some three o? three and a half years ago he sold two sheep to Major Clayton at 10s ahead. There were his own. He nevfr saw them after selling them, but he knew that his uncle had taken the two sheep back to Major Clavton's farm.—By Mr Louis The lambs were given him by his uncle instead of Wages. He never stole them. The legal gentlemen agreed not to address the committee, but to leave the matter in their wor- ships' hands, who will report on a future occas- ion.