CONNAH'S QUAY. ACCIDENT AT THE CHEMICAL WORKS.A labourer E. Davies, residing at Pentre, Hawarden, met ^ith a frightful accident at the Chemical Works, On Friday last. It appears that Davies was engaged with some other workmen in pulling down BOrne woodwork in connection with the chambers, when all of a sudden the entire woodwork came r°Wn, and i unfortunately fell upon Davies, crush- es him fearfully. Medical aid was at once sum- moned, and Davies was ultimately conveyed home, ^here he still lies in a precarious condition.
HOLYWELL. THE PROPOSED NEW RAILWAY.—PETITION THE LOCAL BOARD.—At a special meeting of Te Local Board, held on Monday, a petition was aiglied by the Board, addressed to Sir Edward Wat- In and the directors of the Manchester, Sheffield, Lincolnshire Railway, asking them to extend j^Gir line of Railway from Connah's Quay through jj-j%wrell to the sea coast at the point of Ayr or jkyl, and so break the monopoly unfairly exercised many "years by the London and North-Western Railway Company. A similar petition has been ^Qed by over 700 persons in Holywell, and other Petitions are being industriously signed along the "Qtshire coast.
ST. ASAPH. i COTTAGERS' HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. — The r Unual exhibition of vegetables, fruits, &c., in con- e lotion with this society took place in the National g chools on Friday last, under very unfavourable 1 eather, so far as the early part of the day was i oncerned, but in the afternoon the rain cleared off. c ■^he show was visited by a number of people, and |*eat satisfaction was expressed with the exhibits, j^ough they were not so numerous as last year, Jut they were very good considering the dry season, t should be mentioned that the schoolroom was ery nicely decorated for the occasion, and the pro- j^sdings were enlivened by the strains of the Rhyl ( fass Band. Plants and flowers for decorative pur- ges were sent from the Palace, the Deanery, and 0I& Dr. Davies's.
MOLD. « VISIT OF THE REV. PETER MACKENZIE.—One of w6 most popular preachers and lecturers in the k esleyan Connexion, namely the Rev. Peter Mac- paidia visit to Mold last Wednesday, and j/§hly entertained those who went to listen to him. J* the afternoon the rev. gentleman preached in 6 English Wesleyan Chapel, taking as his text the 0f°i?a in the 9th and 10th verses of the 5th chapter Revelation, upon which he founded a very con- Hcing sermon on the Sufficiency of Christ's jJtonement." In the evening, at the Town Hall, J r- Mackenzie delivered a highly edifying and structive lecture on David and Jonathan, a type true friendship." It is needless to bestow any Praise uPon Mr- Mackenzie's lectures, ev -e to say that the lecture on Wednesday Bning wag characteristic of the lecturer, being imful of rich eloquence and racy humour, and all 0 heard it were delighted with it.
DENBIGH. da GIDENT TO A TOWN COUNCILLOR.—On Mon- i y> Mr. Councillor R. A. Davies was trying a new ^ole, ajl(i not being accustomed to drive one, he °identally turned suddenly into the side walk, en the machine upset, throwing the rider from ,8 seat, Mr. Davies sustaining a fracture of the der bone. ftofk MARTIX, inspector of the London and ftft ern Railway, residing at Denbigh, is, ea,er many years service, about to leave for Hull, to p into the tobacco manufacturing trade, as ■Vfa r ^Ir- Stephenson, who a few years ago i 8 manager with Messrs. A. T. Davies and Son, ei cutters, &c., of Chester, but who for the last dift- • ^ears has been doing business in Hull and Th Un<^er the style of Stepenson and Gibson. latter gentleman is leaving the business. (je'^ DEATH.—We regret to have to record the gcj > at Henllan-street, of Mrs. Anne Jones, aged years. Some time ago the deceased by some rari a needle right into her hand. The hand lasHmputated> and then a Portion of the arm' and gr„ y,^he remainder. She afterwards suffered a a^i hut she bore her affliction with patience a resignation.
otT FESTINI0G. I'ESF-C^ESS 0F THE LOCAL BRASS BAND.—The Pefcif1110^ Band were the successful com- f0r at the Portmadoc Eisteddfod held last week, ^he besfc rendition of the Bohemian Girl." ^antii ^aQds who entered the lists included the E'egi.: Valley and Newtown Brass Bands. The l0 £ band were conducted by Mr. Alex. Owen. ^hiotIIX(i 01,1 AGE REJOICINGS.—The good feelings Slat6 nex^st between the workmen of the Oakley li o arr^es' Festiniog;, a,nd their employer, Mr. were demonstrated in a very pleasant &ge e„r this week, the occasion being the coming of estatp i Oakley, the heir of the extensive :tQ.eetr of TanY.bwlch, Merionethshire. At a public Ult. held in Fesbiniog, on Thursday the 25th •^eno.w er the presidency of Mr. Owen Jones. 8eQted hU the young gentleman was pre- oii 0f b.y the quarrymen with three paintings in ^aklev 18 esteemed parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. of Jilr his sister, Miss Oakley, from the easel ^dffin'o. 7rdwards, Hyde Park, London. Inacknow- Oaijiey gifts on behalf of his son, Mr- W. and^°m^sed to found three scholarships of £ 5, ea°h annually in the Festiniog Higher of „ ary School for the benefit of the children aa announcement which was nr Wltk ^oud cheers. Mr. Oakley has also the tenants o| Taoybwloh with a* wgtfXmmLfs
RUABON. FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT.—Owing to the recent dark nights, much inconvenience was experienced by pedestrians, and the lighting of the street lamps on Saturday week, for the first time this season, was thoroughly appreciated. PETTY SESSIONS, Friday.-Before Edmund Peel, Esq. (in the chair), Lieut.-Col. Meredith, and Ed. Evans, Esq. The Licensing Business.—This being the annual licensing sessions the Chairman, on taking his seat, said he had had placed in his hands a list of the convictions against the inns, beerhouses, and the holders of grocers' licences during the last year. It was most satisfactory, and he was sure would be very pleasing to all the well-wishers living in the district. He found that there was a population of 15,411, with 60 inns, against which there was one conviction; 48 beer-houses, against which were four convictions, and one grocer's licence. The fines were small in each case.—Mr. Wilde, D.C.C., had furnished a report in which he said that seven publicans had been proceeded against; five were convicted and two of the charges were dismissed. Beyond this he had no complaint.-The licences were then renewed. IVater Gases.-A large number of persons were summoned by Mr. George E. Woodford, secretary to the Ruabon Water Company, for non-payment of water rate, and the Magistrates made the necessary order. Drunkenness.—Joseph Roberts was summoned by P.C. Jarvis for having been drunk and disorderly in Bank-street, Ponkey, on August 7th. Fined 2s. and costs-Edward Phillips was summoned by Sergeant William Roberts for having been drunk and disorderly in Rhos on August 15th. Fined 3s. and costs. A Neighbour''s Squabble.—Mary Tudor was sum- moned by Marjory Heyward, of Cefn Bychan, for having assaulted her on August 1st.—Wm. Heyward, husband of the previous complainant, was sum- moned by Mary Tudor for having assaulted her on the 2nd inst., and a fine of a shilling was imposed upon each defendant. A Fishery Case.-Edward Bowen, horse driver, Cefn, was summoned by Thomas McShea, head bailiff of the River Dee Conservators, for having in his possession eighteen young salmon on August Kith.—Mr. A. Pritchard, of Chester, appeared for the complainant.—Thomas Lewis, a water bailiff, said on the day in question he saw the defendant, with a number of men, wading in the river Dee near the Aqueduct, picking out the fish from the water. Witness found they were salmon fry. He got some of the fish from the men, and told them they were illegal fish. Where the man was was near the spawning beds in the river, and was just where the young fish were to be found.—Defendant was fined Y,2, including costs. Dismissed.—Ann Thomas, of Rock Tavern, Cefn Bychan, was summoned by Ann Jones for having assaulted her on the road near the defendant's house.-The case was dismissed. A Courtly Youth Riglttly Punished.—Price Evans, a young man residing at the Rhos, and said to be one of the Rhos Fenians, was summoned by Elizabeth Clayton for having assaulted her on August 8th.—Mr. LI. Kenriok appeared for the complainant.—Complainant said she had known the defendant for some time, but had given up his acquaintance. On the day in question, she met the defendant, who opened a conversation with her. He asked her to go for a walk with him. attd wheii she refused, he punched her most severely and knocked her down.-Defendant said the complainant followed him and challenged him to fight her at t4e Cross.-The magistrates co-psiderp-d that defendant had acted in a most brutal and cowardly manner, and he was committed to prison for 14 "days with hard labour.—The mother of the defendant W4§ much astonished by the seutcaoe, and. setting up a lOllq. wail, had tq bp removed from the Court. Transfers— The licence of the Forester's Arms Beer-house, Rhos, was transferred to Wm. Roberts, and that of the Blue Bell laiij, Rhos, to Edward t
WREXHAM. A GOOD" SAVE.At ten minutes to three o'clock on Sunday morning an alarm was received at the Engine House, Chester-street, that a fire was raging at the farm occupied by Mr. William Guest, Shordley Green, near Hope, and about eight miles from Wrexham. The Brigade were soon summoned, and in a short time after the alarm was received, they set off, under Lieut. Davies, for the scene of the conflagration. They found that the fire was raging in the outbuildings, of which it had obtained a firm hold. The firemen at once began operations and very shortly put out the fire. This is considered to be what in brigade language is called "a good save," that is the fire was not quickly prevented from spreading, but was quickly extinguished. At the fire of which we write the wind was blowing the flames, sparks, and smoke towards a group of stacks a yard off, as well as towards a thatched cottage three yards away, but thanks to the indefatigable exertious of the Brigade the fire was not permitted to spread to these very combustible surroundings. The damage done is valued at £ 100. Three calves were injured by the fire, but were rescued jfrom the burning building alive. The Brigade deserve credit for their good work of Sunday morning.
FLINT. SATURDAY NIGHT IN A FLINT LODGING HOUSE. -At a special meeting of the Flint borough magistrates, on Monday afternoon, Bernard Cunningham, a member of the tramping fraternity, was brought in custody charged with committing an aggravated assault on a woman named Mary Ann Morgan, also a tramp. The police stated that their attention was drawn to Hogan's lodging-house, in Church-street, about half past eleven o'clock on Saturday night. The street was crowded with people in the vicinity of the house, he saw a scene of almost indescribable confusion. The whole of the occupants, numbering some dozen or eighteen persons, were fighting, and the prisoner seemed to be the object of their united fury. Sticks, pokers, and crockery were used in the melee, and the complainant was lying in a heap, weltering in blood, which was flowing from her forehead. When the door was opened by the police, the prisoner, who was but a slightly-built man, made a bolt for the outside, but landed straight into the arms of a constable, who detained him and he was given into custody by the complainant Morgan, whose wounds had to be attended to by a surgeon, so serious were they. Evidence was given by half- a-dozen witnesses, every one of whom exhibited either a black eye or a bruise.-In consideration of the punishment prisoner had already received at the hands of the people in the house, the bench only inflicted a lenient sentence, viz., seven days' hard labour.
LLANDUDNO. SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.—Another meeting was held on Sunday evening, upon the promenade, to advocate the better observance of the Sabbath Day at Llandudno. Mr. S. Roberts, Holly Bank, con- ducted the proceedings. Those present-a large attendance-having repeated the Ten Command- ments, and sung a hymn, Mr. Roberts made a strong appeal to the people of Llandudno to keep holy the Sabbath Day. The meeting was afterwards addressed by Mr. Thomas Davies. Matlock House, and others, and Mr. Joseph Hughes offered a prayer. Subsequently the Rev. J. Raymond, Baptist minister, Llandudno, arrived and addressed the meeting in English, followed by Mr. Dean, a visitor. The latter appealed to those who came from England to assist their Welsh friends in every way to properly observe the Sabbath by giving them as little trouble as possible with their household duties. During the meeting several well-known Welsh hymns were sung, and they attracted a large number of English visitors. THE PROMENADE BAND STAND is now lit by electricity. As the orchestra is movable, there is no dynamo or motive power on the spot, but the elec- tricity is carried to the promenade by the storage system from a gentleman's house, who has supplied the eight Iti-candle incundescent lights and all the electricity free of cost. The light is giving great satisfaction, and although the Grand Pavilion is crowded each evening to hear Mon. Reviere's band, still the open air concerts on the promenade are as popular as ever. THE EISTEDDFOD.—The outlook is very encourag- ing. The competitions will be numerous, and the railway arrangements very complete. The first excursion train will arrive at 8 30 a.m., and all the special trains will leave after the evening concert. The Committee are determined to make the gather- ing a success, and have engaged Mon. Reviere's orchestra for the whole of the meetings.
PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY. The House of Lords, which now stands adjourned till Tuesday, has read the Trustees' Savings Banks Bill a third time and advanced several other measures a stage. Most of the time of the Commons has been occupied with the Irish estimates. The division on Mr. Gladstone's motion regarding the proclamation of the National League took place on Friday, when the motion was rejected by 272 against 194 votes. A telegram was read from Lord Lansdowne asserting that the threatening statement attributed to the Canadian Premier as to the employment of British troops in Manitoba was a pure fabrication. The Governor-General also explained the reasons which induced him to disallow the construction of the projected Red River Railway. Sir James Fergusson stated that her Majesty's representative has been instructed to ask the Chinese Government to allow to British trade on the Canton River and on other waterways of Southern China facilities equal to that enjoyed by France under the Tonquin treaty. Sir Jas. Fergusson also announced that the United States Government had agreed to a com- mission in reference to the North American fisheries, three members on each side. Mr. Chamberlain had accepted the office of principal commissioner. The Under Foreign Secretary further stated that a telegram had been received from the Viceroy of India indicating that the Ameer of Afghanistan has accepted the settlement of the frontier question arrived at between the Russian and British commissioners. WELSH QUESTIONS. THE GRANT TO ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. In the House of Commons, on the vote of ,000 to complete the sum for the University Colleges in Wales, Mr. Thomas Ellis said that there was great uncertainty with regard to the grant forAberystwyth College, which was only promised for three or four years. Unlike the two other and newer colleges in Wales, it had no charter of incorporation, and this circumstance had caused great inconvenience. Not- withstanding these inequalities, the results of the examinations showed that Aberystwyth College did practically twice as much work, or did it twice as well, as the two other colleges put together, i lr. Jackson said he would enquire about the question of granting the charter. He was not aware of any intention of interfering with the Aberystwyth College grant. He believed that all the college grants for Wales were looked upon as permanent grants.-The vote was agreed to. THE BURNING OF COLWYN BAY CHURCH. The Home Secretary, on Thursday, in rep y o r. T. Ellis, said there was no means by which e or any one else could instruct the public prosecutor to institute proceedings for the purpose of compelling the Rev. W. Venables Williams to reveal all the evidence in his possession pointing to the i en i y of the person who set fire to St. Paul s Church, Colwyn Bay. He could only say that he hoped that if the rev. gentleman or any other person had in his possession any evidence with reference to any alleged crime he would lose no time in communica- ting all the particulars to the proper authorities. ALLEGED WRONGFUL DISMISSAL OF A CONSTABLE. In the House of Commons, on Thursday, Mr, l. Ellis asked the Home Secretary whether P.C.Urimcns was dismissed from the Merionethshire police for failing to give the names of men from a district in Denbighshire with whose inhabitants he had no acquaintance whether the chief constable refused to give him any opportunity of meeting the charge or explaining his alleged neglect of duty ^vlaerie^ a petition was sent from his district to the c le constable,signed by the vicar of the parish and others, irrespective of creed or political sympathies, testi- fying to their high opinion of P.C. Griffiths; and whether it was the case that the chief constable treated this petition as an aggravation of the original alleged offence.-Mr. Matthews: I have received a further report from the chief constable, who informs me that it is not the fact that P.O. Griffiths had no acquaintance with the men whose names he failed to report, but that, on the contrary, he knew them perfectly well, and eventually gave the names up, but too late to be of any use in the prosecution. The chief constable, who states that he did not refuse to give the constable an opportu- nity for explaining his alleged neglect of duty, says —" I saw him personally, but the constable failed entirely to clear himself." A petition was presented to the chief constable from some of the parishioners, signed by the vicar, asking that the constable might not be dismissed but the chief constable felt that it was a breach of discipline on the part of Griffiths that, whilst still a constable, he should explain his case to the people who signed the petition, as he appears from the terms of the petition to have done. ALLEGED ANTI-TITHE OUTRAGE. Mr. Swetenham asked the Secretary of State for he Home Department whether he had received any nformation as to the alleged anti-tithe outrage eported in a Liverpool paper, of August 25th, as ollows An outrage was perpetrated at the esidence of the Rev. Canon Browne, of Bodffari, a rillage four miles from Denbigh, on Monday, at nidnight, by a gang of men, who smashed all the rlass of the front windows of the rectory and broke i framework into matchwood. The rev. gentleman las called upon Police-superintendent Vaughan for )olice protection, as he believes that his life is in langer." Mr. Swetenham further asked whether Danon'Browne was a witness called before Mr. Bridge during his inquiry into the anti-tithe riots ? -Mr. Matthews said I have received a report from the chief constable of Flintshire, who informs me that on the night of the 22nd an attack was made on the Rectory House of Bodffari. Several panes of glass were broken and the window frames and sashes damaged. A large stone was hurled with great violence at the window of Canon Browne's bedroom. The police are investigating the case, and believe they have some clue to the offenders. The reverend gentleman did not apply for police protection. On Friday last he was called as a witness before Mr. ^Mr. T. BUI8 asked the Home Secretary on Tuesday whether there was any reason for connecting the perpetration of the outrage upon Canon Browne's residence at Bodffari with the fact that he gave evi- dence before Mr. Bridge as to the tithe riots.—Mr. Matthews said the information he had received did not connect this outrage with the fact that the rev. o-entleman gave evidence before Mr. Bridge. He had asked the chief constable certain questions, but had not yet received a reply. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION. In the House of Commons, on Friday, Mr. Thos. Ellis asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether in the measure which the Government had promised to introduce early next session to deal with inter- mediate education in Wales provision would be made for the promotion of technical and agricultural instruction.—Mr. Smith I am sure the honourable gentleman will understand that it is impossible for the Government to indicate what position the bills which will be introduced next session will occupy, but he may be assured that most careful attention will be given during the recess to the question of technical education and agricultural instruction, an(i that provision will be made, if the Government see their way to make it, in the measure for Wales see their way to make it, in the measure for Wales to secure the object he had m VIeW. Mr. Thomas Ellis asked the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the special provisions for instruction in mensuration, land surveying, and navigation, made in the schemes enumerated in the return of endowments subject to the provisions of the Endowed Schools Acts in Wales and Monmouthshire, had been carried out. anc to what extent.—Sir W. Hart-Dyke said to answei the questions of the honourable member wil require special and local investigations, Thf Chariby Commissioners will make such investiga tions, and will communicate the result to tin honourable member. of the printer, who had been instructed to issue it with the least possible delay.—Mr. T. Ellis inquired if the evidence would be published.—Mr. Matthews said he had not yet received the evidence, but as soon as it was received it would be handed to the printer,Mr. T. Ellis asked the Home Secretary whether the Local Government Board, the Registrar- General's Office, the Board of Inland Revenue, and the Privy Council had from time to time issued publications in the Welsh language, and whether on reconsideration he would direct the publication of a Welsh translation of Mr. Bridge's tithe inquiry inquiries at the offices named, and it appeared that occasion- ally short circulars and formal notices were issued by them in Welsh. This did not seem to him to constitute a precedent for publishing lengthy reports of Government commissions in Welsh. He was still of opinion that a demand for a Welsh translation would be best met by private effort. The report of Mr. Bridge, together with the minutes of the evidence, was presented by her Majesty's command, and ordered to lie on the table.
WEST DENBIGHSHIRE. We understand that Mr. Ellis J. Griffith (Cam- bridge) has finally replied declining to allow his name to be submitted for selection as the Liberal candidate for West Denbighshire. It is stated on the most reliable authority that Mr. Frank Edwards, of Arthog Hall, has received a strong invitation to become a candidate for the representation of the Carnarvon Boroughs, in opposition to Mr. Sweten- ham, the sitting member. Several months ago Mr. Edwards, as will be remembered, was chosen one out of four as a candidate for West Denbighshire, but since then no steps seem to have been taken by the Council of the West Denbighshire Liberal Association to make a final selection of one candi- date. It is probable now that as another constituency is about to do him the honour of placing him on their list of candidates, the electors of West Denbighshire will immediately take steps to decide what course of action they intend to take in the matter. _——
GALLANT RESCUE BY A WELSH LIFEBOAT. A most exciting incident, which might have been attended with calamitous consequences, took place a few days ago, in connection with the annual regatta at Newport, Pembrokeshire. During the progress of the regatta the sea rose to a tremendous height on the bar, and several of the boats had very narrow escapes whilst crossing. Much excitement was caused amongst the multitude on shore when it was discovered that the vessel bearing officers and committee was in imminent peril. The barge had been carried into the bar, and immense seas were breaking over her. So great was the danger that no ordinary boat's crew could be found willing to proceed to the rescue. There were twenty persons on board, including the committee, umpires, starters, three children, and two injured men. The excite- ment amongst the crowds on the beach was meanwhile becoming painfully intensified, the more so as the telescope revealed that all the passengers aboard the exposed vessel were absolutely helpless, having neither oars, masts, nor sails with which to assist themselves. Signals of distress were shown by the barge, and in a few minutes the Clevedon lifeboat, belonging to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, was launched and manned. The sink- ing vessel was soon reached, and the passengers Were rescued with great difficulty. Hardly had the last person leaped into the lifeboat than the barge filled with water and went down. As the lifeboat crew brought the rescued passengers ashore tumul- tuous cheering was raised by the throng.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT PONTYPRIDD. The inhabitants of Pontypridd were on Wednesday evening week startled by the news of a terrible tragedy committed in their midst. About 7 p.m. the noise of an angry altercation in the shop of a butcher named Thomas Morgan, better known as Brecon Tom," attracted the attention of Morgan Salathiel, a collier, who, at the time, happened to be sitting on a wall opposite Morgan's house. So violent did the quarrel appear to be that Salathiel was induced to leave his seat and enter the house with the view of seeing what was going forward. He then, it is said, found Morgan quarrelling with and violently assaulting his wife, and thereupon he interfered. Morgan on this, at least so it is alleged, Picked up a butcher's axe and attempted to strike Salathiel with it. The latter evaded the blow, and his infuriated assailant, baulked in his attempt, dropped the axe, and, picking up a loaded double- barrelled gun, poured the contents of one barrel into Salathiel's body, killing him on the spot. Not sa'1? «fied with this, Morgan next turned on the three witnesses of his crime, a man, boy, and little girl, and severely wounded all three. The man, who was hit in the arm, at once ran frantically through the street, and raised an alarm. It being market- day, the streets were densely thronged, and for a time the wildest excitement prevailed-men, women and children ran in all directions-it being at first rumoured that Morgan had gone mad, and was shooting down persons indiscriminately. After a time, however, the alarm subsided, and Superinten- dent Maitland, who was accompanied by Sergeants McDonald, Menhennick, and a strong force of police, proceeded to Morgan's house and arrested him. The body of Salathiel, a young married man, was at once picked up and placed on a wall hard by, where it was viewed by hundreds of excited spectators. The other persons wounded by the desperado were conveyed to their respective homes, and their injuries, after considerable delay occasioned by a difficulty in procuring medical men, attended to. Morgan was not drunk when he committed the offence, but quite sober.
BRUTAL ATTACK ON A YOUNG LADY IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE. On the arrival of the eight o'clock train from Stafford at Shrewsbury on Saturday night, a young woman was carried out and taken to the infirmary dreadfully mutilated about the face, apparently with a knife. It appeared that between Stafford and Newport screams were heard, and soon after- wards a man was seen to jump out of the train, which was running at full speed. The young lady attacked is Miss Catherine Scragg, teacher at St. Michael's School, Shrewsbury. She was returning from her holidays, and had booked at Stoke-on- Trent. At Wellington her fellow-passengers got out of the compartment, and just as the train was starting a rough-looking man got in. After some time he sat beside her and put his arm around her. On her threatening to call for assistance he struck her violently, tried to throw her down, and knocked her from one side of the carriage to the other but she succeeded in opening the door and getting upon the footboard. Mr. Graham, a barrister, of Shrews- bury, pulled her into the next compartment through the window. Four men with a stretcher were sent along the line from Shrewsbury in search of the man, and about half a mile from the station he was found in an insensible condition. He has been identified as James Grace, of Tipton, Staffordshire. -It has since transpired that the man George Grice, charged with the outrage on a schoolmistress named Miss Scragg. in a train near Shrewsbury, on Satur- day night, owing to his savage and violent disposi- tion, is known in the locality as mad Grice," His intellect is believed to be affected. He was employed at the Castle Iron Works, Wellington, as a puddler, and will be charged on Thursday with attempted murder and rape. When spoken to on Monday morning he made an incoherent statement, in the course of which he said, I was not there at all, I was boozed." He is gradually recovering, but presents a fearful sight. He has asked anxiously whether there was any chance of getting out of the charge. Miss Scragg -is a native of Hanley, and her condition is improving.
A new dock, comprising au area of 33 acres, was opened at Cardiff, on Wednesday, by the eldest son of the Marquis of Bate. At the meetmg of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Liberal Moderation, on Wednesday, it was announced that Lord Sp. ncer would attend the first meeting of the next National Council, on Oct. 7th, at Abery-twyth. Sir George Trevelyan is expected to performed by the itev. C. Johnstone, vicar of Harkness, and by Canon H well Evans, vicar of Oswestry. Exciting scenes were witnessed on Tuesday at the evictions on the O'GraJy estate at Herberstown. The polios were ordoied to charga the crowd which gathered on the scene, and ill one charge two Oidham gentlemen and Mr. Coudon, M.P., were struck. The evictions will be resumed again to-day, when Mr. O'Brien is expected to be present. Twelve thousand visitors were conveyed to the Channel Fleet on Tuesday, when the vessel, were open for the inspection of the public, between the hours of ten and tive o'clock. Last night Mr. A. B. Forwood, M.P., Parliament .ry and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty, and Mrs. tor wood gave a party of the officers of the squadron at the Priot-y, Ga.tea.ere,
CORRESPONDENCE. [WE do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—Ed.1 To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—When in the Agricultural Show, yesterday, I was greatly surprised to observe placards posted on the hoarding dividing the one part of the grounds from the other, announcing that a Conservative festival was to take place at Trevor Hall. Now, as I have always understood that these gatherings were non-political, I think it is greatly to be regretted that the Agricultural Society's property should be used for the furtherance of the objects of either of the great political parties, and I cannot think its being so used will at all add to the prosperity of the object for which the meeting yesterday was held. Yours, &c., A SXBANGEB IN THE LOCALITY. Llangollen, August 31st, 1887.
At Olygydd y "Llangollen Advertiser." Syr,—Yr wyf yn teimlo parodrwydd calon i lon-gyf- arch y cyfaill anwyl Chwareu Teg ar ei ymddangosiad, oblegid yr oeddwn bron ffarwelio a chael ei weled byth mwy, gan fy mod yn tybied fod rhyw gigydd wedi ei ladd, neu fod rhyw gynffon fel yr eiddo y neidr wedi ymblethu o'i amgylch a'i fygu. Gadewch i ni roddi three cheers iddo ar ei ddyfodiad i'n plith. Daeth a mater i sylw yn eich rhifyn diweddaf a ddylasai fod wedi cael ei ddwyn ger bron er's peth amser—a hynw ydyw, Cyfiawnder i'r Gweithiwr. Rhyfedd mor barod ydyw y dynion sydd wedi bod yn weithwyr eu hunain, ac wedi ymddyrchafu, i sathru ar y gweithiwr tlawd (er eu bod yn elwa ar ei lafur) nad oes ganddo fawr o olwg am wella ei gyflwr, ac nad oes ganddo ond un ffordd, sef ei lafur, i ennill ei fara Os metha hon, bydd heb nerth i godi. Ond y mae rhyw ddosbarth fel yn ymhyfrydu mewn sarnu y gweithiwr tan draed. Aeth y Bwrdd yn mhell yn y eyfeiriad yna mewn ymddygiad hannerog a sarhaus, er ei fod yn cael ei wneyd i fyny o'r yswain i lawr, ac o'r cyfrwysder penaf i'r diniweidrwydd am- lycaf. Gyda llaw, yr wyf yn gweled y Bwrdd, er pan ymadawodd ei ddiweddar gadeirydd, fel plant mewn cwch, wedi colli ei lywydd, yn ymddyrysu yn y tbnau, Nodaf ddau amgylchiad i brofi hyny; sef, yr anghydfod gyda Mr. Dickin, a'r un y dadleua Chwareu Teg drosto. Profa y ddau amgylchiad nad oes ganddynt weledigaeth eglur. Dymunaf gefnogi Chwareu Teg, gan obeithio y bydd y Bwrdd yn fwy gwyliadwrus rhag Haw. Yr eiddoch, CEFNOGWB CHWAREU TEG,
ON ROAD, ON RAIL, ON HOCK. To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—Walking one day in Victoria-street, Manchester I saw a gentleman throw a piece of orange peel on the roadway. I went and requested him not to do so. He said he never threw it on the pavement, but thought it all right to cast it on the carriage way. I showed him that was the more dangerous of the two, as people crossing in a hurry, and in front of a conveyance, or getting off a tramcar, might slip, be run over, and have to be taken to the infirmary. He saw the danger, and promised to do what I suggested, viz., in future when he ate oranges in the streets to put the peel in his pocket, and throw it into the fire when he returned home; and I hope that all who read this, and who eat oranges, gooseberries, or other fruit, or shell peas in the streets of Llangollen, Wrexham, Denbigh, Conway, Llanrwst, Dolgelley, Bala, Festiniog, and wherever your influential paper may be circulated, will follow that gentleman's example. Many may read this who do not eat fruit in the streets, and who do so whilst travelling by rail. To all such I would suggest: Take with you a small basket or bag for the remains of your refreshment, and do not throw out of the carriage windows the fruit peelings and other debris of your repast, the empty lemonade bottles, &c., to the endangering of the lives of the platelayers and others at work on the line, who might slip on the former in avoiding the latter, and be knocked down and killed by the passing express. It is also very dangerous to leave peel, fruit skins, &c., about scaffolding, quays, and steps, about canals and docks, mouths of coalpits, lime, stone, and slate quarries, and such like places. I recently had a letter from a gentleman who had narrowly escaped being run over and trampled to death by horses in Fleet- street, London, through stepping on peel; he also saw three other cases, one of which was fatal; and I lately saw a gentleman nearly have a fall through the same thing. A little care is better than a broken leg, or loss of life. That prevention is better than cure and example than precept is the opinion of your corres- pondent. -Yours, &c., ALEXANDER WADDELL. Sale, Cheshire.
It is rumoured that her Majesty the Queen will visit Wales next year. Lord Doneraile died on Friday morning at Doneraile, county Cork, from hydrophobia. Mr. Gladstone has written an article on Electoral Statistics for one of the monthly reviews. It is said that Mr. Healy has renounced a remunerative lecturing engagement in America on account of the proclamation of the National League. The Welshmen of Manchester have opened a defence fund on behalf of the 31 men charged with rioting at Llangwm, in connection with the tithe agitation. The result of the North Hunts election was declared on Wednesday. Mr. A. Fellowes (C.) was elected by a majority of 286 over his opponent, Mr. J. H. Sanders (G.L.). Miss Cass was married on Tuesday morning from Madame Bowman's to the young man who appeared as a witness in the recent case. The marriage was a quiet one. Colonel Cornwallis West, M.P., and Mrs. West, who have returned to Ruthin Oastle from their seats in Hampshire, are in mourning for the death of a relative, Mr. J. M. Brooke. During Tenby regatta, on Tuesday, the sailing boat Joseph and Mary ran into the Mistletoe, which foundered almost immediately. The crew were rescued in an exhausted condition. The largest salmon taken in the Dee for several years was secured last Friday morning by a Chester fisherman. When scaled it weighed 481b. It is a male fish, and in splendid condition. General Meredith Read, formerly United States Minister to Greece, with his son, Mr. Meredith Read, jun., has been staying at Llangedwyn, the seat of Dowager Lady Williams Wynn. The High Commissioner for Canada has paid over to the Imperial institute Fund the sum of .£20,000, representing the official donation of the Dominion Parliament towards the foundation of the Institute. A youth named Stephen Howard is now under arrest in Liverpool, he having confessed that a few days ago he smashed the window of a shop in Grafton- street, Dublin, aud stole from it a number of gold and silver watches. The Solicitor-General (Sir E. Clarke, Q.C., M.P.) has been retained for the pro.eeutio,y. on behalf oE Miss Cass at the forthcoming tr-ial at the Central Criminal Court of Police-aonstable Endacott, who stands charged with wilful and corrupt perjury. Whilst a joiner named Ben Whittaker, employed at Netiierfieid-road Saw Mills, Nelson, was engaged, on Tuesday, sawing a piece of wood with, a circular' saw, his left hand slipped against the revolving machine, and was cut ciean off at the wrist. Before the clos^ of the session Mr. A. M'Arthur will give notice that next year he will call the attention of the House to the demoralisation caused by the sale of intoxicating drinks among the native races which arc subject to British control. At a meeting of the Northumberland Miners Union at Newcastle, on Friday, it was decided, with respect to Parliamentary representation, that a vote should be taken throughout the county as to whether or not money should be paid out of the funds for political purposes. Considerable discussion having taken place in and out of Parliament relative to the religious and political composition of the Flintshire Bench of Magistrates, the Lord Chancellor has approved of the appointment of Mr. Henry Hurlbutt, a president of the Buckley Liberal Association. A man named Morgan quarrelled with his wife at Pontypridd on Wednesday, and a crowd collected. Becoming enraged, he fired on the persons ussemble I, 31st. THROAT IUHITATION AND COUGH Soreness and dryness tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at ihe moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections, becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes 1\ d., tins Is. El., labelled "JAMES EPPS & CO., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. Dr. George Moore, in his work all Nose and Throat Diseases, says The Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative or palliative agent," while DL-. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Bar Inn.ma.r;, writes "Afcef an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit in almost all forms of throat disease. ESTABLISHED NEARLY 50 YEARS.—White s Celebrated Moc-Maine Trusses. Single Trusses from 10s.; Double t Trusses, from 18s. Sent free from observation and post t free,
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Directors, to-day, advanced the officia I rate of discount to four per cent. Prince Bismarck will arrive at Fredericharuhe about the 8th of September, when he will probably have an interview with Count Kalnoky. The newly-formed Bulgarian Cabinet, says a Central News Vienna telegram, resigned yesterday at Sofia, owing to the prevailing dissatisfaction of the Powers. Partridge shooting opened this morning, the weather being unsettled and unfavourable. The birds are reported to be generally strong, healthy, and abundant.
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow s. d. s. d Red wheat. 5 0 to 5 3 White wheat 5 3 to 5 6 White oats. 2 9 to 3 6 Newwheat. 4 3 to 5 0 Beef (per lb.) 0 5 to 0 9 Veal ditto 0 5t to 0 8 2 Mutton ditto 0 6 to 0 7 Lambditto. 0 6 to 0 7 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 4 6 Rabbits (each) 0 10 to 1 0 Trout (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 0 Soles ditto 1 4 to 1 8 Plaice. 0 0 to 0 5 Salm-on 1 0 to 1 4 Onionsditto. 0 0 to 0 It New Potatoesditto. 0 0 to 0 1 Gooosberries (per quart) 0 0 to 0 2 Winberries 0 0 to 0 6 Butter (per lb.) 1 3 to 1 4 Eggs 12 to 13 for 1 0
LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—The American speculation in Californian wheat having collapsed, that description has been thrown on the market, and largely taken by millers at big decline of sixpence per cental, the quotations being 5s. lid. to 6s.; other sorts neglected. Flour small trade at old prices.
WREXHAM, THUESDAT.—Wheat, 4s. 9d. to 5a. Od. per 75 lbs.; barley 3s. Od. to 3s. 6d.; oats, 2s. 7d. to 3s. 4i.: butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 12 to 14 for Is.; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s, 6d. per couple; ducks, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, Od. to Od. per lb.; potatoes, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per 90 lbs.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, #• DEATHS. Persons forwarding to this office announcements of births, marriages, and deaths must at the same time give their names and addresses. When-any addition is made to the simple notice of marriage a charge of one shilling will be made. BIRTHS. Aug. 22nd, at Upper Brook-street, Oswestry, the wife of Mr. M. B. Lawford, of a son. Aug. 29th, the wife of Mr. J. R. Tudor, Abbey Farm, Llangollen, of a daughter. Aug. 26th, at 1, Chapel-street, Llangollen, the wife of Mr. E. Edwards, auctioneer, of a son. MARRIAGES. Aug. 24th, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pontrhydfendigaid (by licence), by the Rev. John Bowen, in the presence of Mr. D. Lledrod Davies, registrar, Mr. Morgan Roberts, Frongoch, to Miss Mary Evans, Dolebolion. Aug. 25th, at the registrar's office, Aberystwyth, by the Rev. Wm. Jones, registrar, Mr. Geo. Thompson, to Miss Mary Jane Adams, both of Aberystwyth. Aug. 25th, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Portland-street, London, W., by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. John Hughes, Blanche Ellen, youngest daughter of the Rev. Samuel Davies, to the Rev. T. Hugnes, Wesleyan minister, Llanfairfechan. Aug. 31st, at the Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev, W. Roberts, Maentwrog. in the presence of Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Edward Row- lands, clerk to the County Court, Corwen, to Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, Llandrillo. DEATHS. Aug. 25th, at Fron View, Glynceiriog, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. Evan Hughes, tailor and draper, and daughter of Mr. Davies, The Golden Lion, Llangollen, in her 36th year. Aug. 23rd, at Waunwen, YsbyttyYstwyth, Mr. Jno. Evans, miner. Aug. 25th, at 3, North-parade, Aberystwyth, Eliza. beth Ingram, wife of Mr. Philip Gornall, painter and glazier, aged 73 years. Aug. 7th, at the Barracks, Aberystwyth, Horace Edgar Rees, son of Sergeant T, Rees, R.A., aged 11 months. Aug. 22nd, aged 68, Mr. Samuel Berry, St. Mary's Parish, Shrewsbury. Aug. 28tb, aged 61, at Barmouth, Frances Ann, wife of the Bishop of Bedford. Aug. 18th, aged 56, at Machynlleth, Mr. Owen Parry, butcher, Graigfach.
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_0_ Shortly after mid-day on Monday it was discovered that some of the woodwork of the extensive West Pier at Swansea had caught fire. Smoke was, fortunately, discovered issuing from the end nearest the shore directly after the ignition appeared to have taken place, and a few buckets of water was sufficient to remove all danger.. The Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Denbigh has received an intimation from the Home Secretary that her Majesty was pleased to receive very graciously the address of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Denbigh, adopted at the last Quarter Sessions, on the occasion of her Majesty attaining the 50th year of her reign. At an inquest, held at Warrington, on Tuesday, on the body ot a L. & N. W. railway porter who was run over by a passenger train while crossing the line at Bank-quay Station, the coroner remarked that every railway official appeared to try how close a shave he could make when crossing the line. A verdict of accidental death was returned. What a pity it is that the Government cannot pass a Coercion Act of some kind to prevent murders in this coun.ry instead of spending so much time, and energy, and producing so much exasperation, in passing a Coercion Act for Ireland when it is not wanted, or, at all events, when it is not demanded by tin present situation and passing circumstances An extraordinary scene was witnessed on the high- way near Bakewell, Derbyshire, on Thursday night Patrick Mulvey, a hawker, and his son were thrown from their cart while driving along the road. The son was badiy hurt, but managed to crawl to the side of the road. "The father, however, was seen shortly afterwards in the river Wye, and sank in deep water. A gentleman, named Fox, who was driving past the spot, jumped in to rescue him, but when taken out Mulvey was dead. When the son found his father was dead he attempted to drown himself, but was prevented by the police The wife .of deceased then arrived on the spo and tried to rush into the water with her child, but was prevented. Then the son snatched a bottle containing laudanum, which was, procured for his injured leg, out of the woman'shand, and swallowed a great portion of it. An emetic, however, was administered, and his life was saved. The police took the bereaved parties under their charge pending the inquest. For a sustaining^ C £ >rnfQi*Urig, and nourishing beverage drink Cadbu.ry ti Pure t>,i;oa. arid do not be persuaded to to caution the public against imitation square uiue, of very inferior qiality. The Paris Blue in squares is sold in wrappers baaring their name and Trade Mark. Refuse all others. WIIITE"S MOC MAIN LEVER TRUSS is the most eHecuivft In-cntion for tile treatment of Henna. The use of a steel sorina so hurtful in its effects, is avoided, a soft bandage being worn round the body, while the summed bv the Hoc-Ham Pad and Patent Levers dttTn- with so much ease and closeness that it cannot be 3 t L «pnrl fm- descriptive circular, with testimonials and prfce« t^ J. White and Co. (Limited), 228, Piccadilly, T AP1!' lin not buv of Chemists, who often sell an IMITA- L01i Of our Hoc-Hayin J. White and Co. have not any TION ox our X>IUO Aicuu. W (1671) AGHOLI,OWAY'S PILLS.—Nervousness and want of Energy. W!1:m first the nerves feel unstrung, and listl4sness Jupplants energy, it is the right time to take some alterative as Holioway s lbs to prevent disorder running into disease. These excellent Pilk correct ail irregularities and weakness. They act so kindly, yet so energetically on the functions of digestion and ass.mdation, that the whole body is revived, the blood is rendered richer and purer, the muscles become firmer and stronger and the nervous and absorbent systems are invigorated. These Pihs are suitable for all classes and all ages. They have a most marvellous effect on persons who are out of condition they soon 1 rectify whatever is in fault, restore strength to. tQF4 I body and confidence tQ the
CI.ASS 8.—PIGS. H.-Boar, age to be considered. A, lst, X3, ^apt. Best, R.N., Vivod, Llangollen; Class 1>, 1st, £ ?>, ^van Jones, smith, Carrog, Corwen; 2nd, < £ 1 10s., W. "°Qes, Ashgrove House, Llangollen. „ 45.—Sow, age to be considered.—Class A, 1st, .£3, Captain Best, R.N., Vivod, Llangollen; 2nd, £ 10s., ^aptain Best, ditto; Class B, 1st, < £ 3, William Jones, Ashgrove House, Llangollen; 2nd, £ 1 Is., J. A. Jones, 'Wen Glyndwr Hotel, Corwen; h. c., George Edwards, ^laesniawr, Llangollen. 46—Cottager's pig. 1st, < £ 1, Jolm Davies, Tany- '■pi'dd, Llandderfel; 2nd, 10s., II. Kees, Reliance tiouse, Corwen. CLASS n.-POULTltY. ,4?-—Cock and two hens, any breed. 1st, 15s., Thos. ■^icliolas, Green Bank, Llangollen; 2nd, 7s. 6d., John y* Davies, Well-street, Euthin c., J. V. Williamson, "Grwen Hall, Ruthin. 48.-Drake and two ducks, any breed. 1st, 15s., J. V. Williamson, Derwen Hall, Ruthin; 2nd, 7s. 6d., J. O. Davies, Well-street, Ruthin Chas. Butler, Chapel- street, Rhosymedre; c., J. Jones, Penlan, Llangollen, vj.fp-,—Gander and two geese. 1st, 15s., John V. Williamson, Derwen Hall, Ruthin; h. c., A. Phillips, ■'■yddyn Ucha, Ruabon. —Turkey cock and hen. 1st, 15s., J.Y.Williamson, ^erwen Hall, Ruthin; 2nd, 7s. 6d., John Jones, i enlan, Llangollen. CLASS IQ.—DOGS. —Best-looking sheep dog. 1st, £ 1 Is., John Y. Williamson, Derwen Hall, Ruthin; 2nd, 10s., William ones, Ashgrove House, Llangollen; h. c., Ed. Jones, j6fn Ucha, Glynceiriog; c., J. V. Williamson, Derwen pafi> Ruthin, and John Jones, Ty'nycelyn, Tre'rddol, Corwen. EXTBA PRIZES. h?2.-Welsh bull, bred in Denbighshire or Merioneth- 1st, £ 5, Wm. Williams, Pentremawr, Dyffryn, j^eponeth; h. c., A. M. Dunlop, Hafod y Bryn, Llan- i —Welsh cow, bred in Denbighshire or Merioneth- nire, jn cajf or jxiillt. 1st, d85, A. M. Dunlop, Hafod r f'11' Llanbedr. o4.—Welsh cob, not under 14 hands, nor over 15 (saddle or harness), bred in Denbighshire or J-enonethsliire. 1st, £ 5, R. S. Payne, Llanbedr arm, Ruthin. p "5--Two Welsh mountain rams. 1st, £ 2 10s., Mr. oafrey Parry, Llansantffraid, Corwen. p 5«-—Pour Welsh mountain ewes. 1st, £ 2 10s., Mr. oafrey Parry, Llansantffraid, Corwen. •—"Cow, in calf or milk, the property of a bona- i, 6 Working man. 1st, £ 2, Robert Davies, Ty'nypant, rynmelyn, Corwen. SLATE-SPLITTING COMPETITION. „ (Open to the World.) splitting a block sufficient to make slates of the ize 24 by 12 (Duchesses), sawn edges permitted—1st, U 3.0s. David Owen, Hafodlas, Bethania, Blaenau estiniog; 2nd, £ 1 10s., Ellis Thomas, Penybryn, estiniog; 3rd, £ 1, W. L. Jones, Tanygrisiau, Fes- lniog; li. C-) n. T. Williams, Moelgwyn View, Tany- s^siau. (Open to the District of the Society.) n Splitting a block sufficient to make slates of the size by 12 (Duchesses), sawn edges permitted.—1st, £ 1 Robert Barnett, Brynrhedyn, Llanelidan; 2nd, H. H. Roberts, Rhewl, Llandynan; 3rd, 10s., W. j- Pritchard, Bronhaul, Llandynan; h. c. David j°aes, Cambrian Slate Quarry, Glynceiriog; c., D. ■^■Ughes, Cambrian Slate Quarry, Glynceiriog.