i- CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The searchers among the debris of the burnt Exeter Theatre continue to find human fragments* Messrs. Barings have sent a hundred guineas to the sufferers' relief fund. Sir Henry Doughty Tichborne was married at a Coventry Roman Catholic Church, to-day. to Mary Gwendoline, daughter of Mr. Edward Petre, Whiteley Abbey, Coventry. The Archbishop of Dublin, writing respecting his proposal for holding a conference on the Irish land question, says the question is a commercial and not a political one, and mentions Lord Ash- bourne's Act as the best scheme of land purchase yet placed on the statute book.
OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—The following were the quotations to-day: White wheat, 58 2d. o5s. 4d.; red wheat old, 5s. 2d. to 5s. 4d.; new Os Od. to Os Od; per 74lbs.; barley (malting), 15s. Od. to 20s. 01. per 280 ibs.(; oats 14s. Od. to 15s. Od. per 200 ibs.; Indian corn, 0s. Od. t > Os Od. per cental; butter Is. 3d. to la. 4d per lb.; eggs, 12 to 13 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. Od. to 4 Od., ducks, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; geese, Os, Od. to Os. 0d. each; turkeys, 0s. Od. to 0s. 01. each; potatoes 9s. Od. p T bag; rabbits, per couple, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d.; cabb Lg-8 Is. 0 I. to Is. 6d. per dozen.
LIVERPOOL. ALARMING ACCIDENT ON THE RIVER.-A few minutes past eight o'clock on Thursday night, the new Manx steamer Prince of Wales arrived at the Landing-stage from Douglas. With all speed the gangways were placed in position for the passengers to leave the steamer, but before one of the aft gangways was run down" the passengers in crushing to get off, pushed it overboard, and it fell between the stage and the steamer. Unfortunately, it carried away with it a passenger named Richard Robert Hughes, belonging to Blaenau Festiniog, and also one of the crew, named Joseph Steph-nson. Seeing the accident, the second mate, Thomas Weddick, immediately jumped over to rescue the men. Another man, named John McManus, who was standing on the Landing-stage at the time, also jumped into the river in order to render assistance. However, by this time the gangway, to which were clinging Stevenson and Hughes, had floated some little distance up the river, and the two men who had jumped into the water to rescue them could not render any assistance, but had to look after their own safety. The mate of the George's Stage (John Cooper), when he saw the accident, threw a lifebuoy, and Stevenson got hold of it, and he was pulled out by Police-constable 447 (Hill) and John Graham and John Parkin, stagemen. The mate of the stage ran off and informed Captain Sims, of the Bonnie Princess (a Welsh boat) what had occurred, and the Captain at once threw lifebuoys overboard and got out a small boat, and the crew of this boat succeeded in saving Hughes, who was still clinging to the floating gangway, and also Weddick and McManus, who jumped into the river to save the two men who fell overboard. Captain Sims kindly supplied refresh- ments to the men who had been in the water. Stevenson was able to proceed to his home Weddick went on board his steamer again and Hughes and Manus were taken to the receiving house, where they were attended to by Mr. Rowlands. The affair caused considerable sensation on the Landing-stage, and the conduct of the men who attempted to save those who fell overboard, and also the pluck of those who managed to rescue the lot, were greatly praised.
WREXHAM. KILLED BY A FALL OF COAL.-On Friday morning, a man named Henry Jones, aged fifty-five, employed in the No. 1 pit of the Wrexham and Acton Colliery, Rhosddu, Wrexham, was killed by a fall of coal. Deceased was badly crushed. THE ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN CONFERENCE.—This conference was opened here on Tuesday, when the Bishop spoke at some length on Welsh dissent. He also strongly urged that efforts should be made to bring the working classes into greater prominence in conneution with Church work in Wales. Sub- sequently, much regret was expressed that the Tithe Bill had not been passed. The Employment of Laymen in Church Work," I- Parochial Missions, Social Intercourse among Church People, The Church Patronage Bill," and ,lThe St. Asaph Cathedral Commission were the subjects discussed on Wednesday, when the sittings terminated. WREXHAM AND DISTRICT ANGLERS' ASSOCIA- TION.—On Monday, the members of this Society held their annual fishing match at Llanymynech, in the river Verniew, which proved tc be one of the most successful matches the Society has held. The weather, with an exceptional shower or two, was all that could be desired the water was rather low and clear, but seemed to suit most of the anglers, the total weight of fish weighed being about 55 lbs. The party left Wrexham by the 7 33 train, arriving at Llanymynech at 8 30, and about 9 they proceeded to the river. The time for starting and finishing was sounded on the bugle, and exactly at 9 30 the "commence" was sounded, and each competitor set to work in real earnest," several fish being landed at 10 o'clock. At 12 30 the cease fishing" was sounded, when the party re- turned to the Lion Hotel for dinner. The repast being over, another visit was paid to the river. At six o clock the retire was sounded, denoting that the match was over. A sum of £ 4 was divided into 19 prizes. MYSTERIOUS DROWNING CASE.—On Friday afternoon, Mr. Bevis H. Thelwall held an inquiry at the Jolly Colliers' Inn, Nant, into the cause of <jue death of William Matthews, landlord of the u.Qicorn Inn, Rhos, who was found in the river vlwydog, on Thursday afternoon. It seemed that for a long time past the deceased's domestic rela- tions have not been happy, and recently his wife has been living at the Grapes Inn, at Johnstown, while his daughter has looked after the Unicorn n for him. On Saturday last he left home in the evening and was last seen alive on Monday. On Thursday his son, while looking for him—having become uneasy at his long absence—found his dead body in the river Clwydog, near a disused corn mill, at the foot of a very steep declivity, and there is no hedge or other protection whatever. The jury returned a verdict of Found dead, but added a rider to the effect that the place where the deceased was found was in a most dangerous state, and ought to have been fenced off long since. THE FUNERAL of Mrs. Phillips, Queen-street, took Place on Monday. A very large number of friends from the town and district were present on the ttournful occasion. The services were under the direction of the Rev. David Roberts, the deceased's Pastor. In the chapel the Rev. T. Roberts, Mold, suitable portions of scripture and prayed. The Kev- 0. Evans, D.D., London, then gave a very im- pressive address in which he referred to the many brIght virtues which adorned Mrs. Phillips's character, and the loss sustained at her removal. The ev. J. Jerman made some very good, practical remarks in English and the Rev. T.Roberts added a few consolatory words and concluded with prayer. At the Cemetery Chapel, the Rev. J. H. Hughes, ^ardden House, made a few observations in Eng- lah, on the blessedness of those who die in the rj^rd; and the Rev. G. Owen concluded with prayer. he Rev. D. Roberts officiated at the grave, and the evening preached a funeral sermon at ( Viueen-street Chapel.
'RIDGE SHOOTING IN NORTH WALES. ago commenced in North Wales on Thurs- c4 and sportsmen were out early. A good rt was enjoyed, and numerous heavy bags ,de during the day, notwithstanding the ;ent rain which prevailed. The breeding ng season for partridges and pheasants has 3ptionally favourable, and the birds, which :ellent condition, are exceedingly numerous, prospects have not been so favourable for irs. Large shooting parties are entertained Tredegar, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, and ■y Robertson, at Bala Colonel Cornwallis P., Ruthin Castle Mr. Myddelton Biddulph, Ittenham, the Hon. Charles Wynn, Corwen per, Rhaggat; and Mr. Pryce, Rhiwlas. oting is also experienced in Montgomery- ntshire, and Cardiganshire.
Morgan, a butcher, was committed for Pontypridd on Wednesday on a "charge of He discharged a gun a few days ago at a Lling one man and injuring 15 others. )le explosion occurred on Tuesday at a steel Sheffield, resulting in the death of nine men, ry to many others. The material which was a steel ingot weighing 26 tons, and at the 'een 40 and 50 men were in the place where it or M. Chevruel completed his 101st year o It. It is said that he bears his weight of arkably well. He is active and hearty and a staunch teetotaller. Although advised to le weak tonio on the principle that wine is of old men, Mr. Chevruel has persistently lis maxim of total abstinence from alcohol c s. Congratulatory telegrams from the of the Republic and from all parts of Europe Jived by the venerable professor on his COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— rough knowledge of the natural laws which 3 operations of digestion and nutrition, and ul application of the fine properties of well- OCOA, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast it a delicately-flavoured beverage which may lany heavy doctors' bills. It is by the ase of such articles of diet that a constitu- te gradually built up until strong enough to T tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle are floating around us ready to attack hfl ou E u ,Weak P°int- We may escape cai shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified blood and a properly. nourished frame." milk J"3, 6' ^Tade simply with boiling "sol<ioaly m packets, by Grocers, Lonrf » AT3 Homoeopathic KriaL w 180 makers of Epps's After. Usseace, (2209b)
MR. OSBORNE MORGAN ON DISESTABLISHMENT AND TITHES. On Monday afternoon, Mrs. Osborne Morgan laid the memorial stone of a new Calvinistic Methodist Chapel—Moriah—at Ponkey, Rhos, near Wrexham. Among th, Jse present was— The Right Hon. George Osborne Morgan. Q.C., M.P.. who addressed the assembly. He said that the Bishop of Salisbury had recently declared that it was the duty of every Churchman who possessed a vote to put two test questions to every parlia- mentary candidate. First," Will you resist any motion which directly or indirectly leads to tin disestablishment of the Church of England?" Second, Will you support any bill in Parliament that is for the advantage of the Church and for the promotion of religion in the country that has the sanction of Convocation for the Province of Can- terbury and of the House of Laymen? Upon the first of these tests he (Mr. Morgan) would say nothing, except that it was highly improbable that any candidate who consented to it would ever sit for a Welsh constituency. (Applause.) As to the second test, it was perhaps the most extraordinary stretch of ecclesiastical domination ever heard of since the days of Papal ascendancy. (Hear, hear.) They would notice the singular fact, too, that the bishop put the benefit of the Church first, and the question of religion in the second place. But he would ask, what were these bodies to which the bishops proposed to hand over the interests of both ? Convocation of the province of Canterbury was a clerical congress, which represented in some way or other one-half of the English Church. But what was the House of Laymen ? It had only existed for a very few years, and he had never been able to discover by whom it was directed, whom it represented, and by whom it was constituted. The only thing certain he could discover about it was that it was presided over by Lord Selborne, whose recent work in defence of Establishment seemed as a warning that no man, however eminent, ought to attempt to combine the characters of a lawyer and a theologian. Of this he was certain, that many Churchmen would rather see their Church disestab- lished once for all than hand it over to the tender mercies of such custodians. Mr. Morgan then referred to the tithe question. He said, for his part, he was against the abolition of tithes, which he regarded as national property to be preserved in the interests of the nation and devoted to some national purpose, which certainly could not be said to be the case now-(hear, hear)-when thousands of farmers were compelled to pay their contributions for the maintenance of a church which they never entered from the 1st of January to the 31st of December. (Hear, hear.) To suppose that this great question could be settled by such a bill as that which the present Government had lately been compelled to drop was to suppose that they could remove a burthen by shifting it from the right shoulder to the left. (Hear, hear.) Public feeling was moving rapidly in this matter, and if nothing was to be expected from the present Parliament it was almost certain that the next House of Commons would deal with this and other similar questions in a very different spirit and with very different results. (Applause.)
POLICE AND POLICE EXPENDITURE IN DENBIGHSHIRE. At the Ruthin Board of Guardians, on Monday week, the Warden being in the chair, a letter was received from the Festiniog Union, enclosing a memorial to the court of quarter sessions, in which memorial attention was called to the heavy expen- diture, particularly with regard to the adminis- tration of the police force, and asking the Board to adopt a like course. Another similar petition had been received from the Corwen Union. Mr. T. P. Roberts, who had given notice that he would propose that they petition the Denbighshire Quarter Sessions on the same matter, said he was glad to find that they had the sympathy of other boards. He found that there was one officer to every five police in the county, whereas if the police were governed by the same regulations as the army, each officer would have at least twenty men to look after. With regard to the superannuation fund he found that eleven men.-all young-were allowed £670 in pensions, between them. last year. They had to pay for the policemen's cluthing and shoes, and they would not even go a short distance without charging for it. He also found that four officers were allowed £ 260 for keeping horses, although they had five men under them to do that sort of work. He did not know if they were horse dealers, but he should think they were. They also paid one man 4 140 for looking after five other men, and they paid the Chief-constable A600 a year to look after the lot, with an allowance of £100 a year to keep his horse. It was high time they looked into these matters, when £ 5000 was spent annually in salaries. He could remember the time when they only had 24 police in the county now they had 70, and if a man was not fit for town work, they packed him off into the country, instead of dismissing him. He knew one man who had been sent into the country in that way got 25s. a week, and was about to apply for pension. The police had, by their recent conduct lost the confi- dence of the people, and their action in the tithe movements had caused the rows. He contended that they were too much in the hands of private gentlemen, and that instead of protecting the farmer they did all they could to entrap him for allowing animals to stray." They made more fuss over a rabbit than they would over a murder, and they were not much better than river watchers. He thought that it was high time that the police should be under the control of the public. He proposed that they petition the court of quarter sessions on the matter. Mr. Owen Williams. Glanclwyd, seconded. The Chairman said he was not there to defend the system under which the police were governed, but he should like to make a few observations on what had been said. First of all, Mr. Roberts said the police were river watchers. That was not the case in that county, but the police were bound to protect all property, including fish and game. A deal has been said about pensions, but he did not think they should begin at the lowest rung of the ladder. Officers of State as well as offic rs in every public service got pensions, and when the system of pensioning prevailed so greatly, he did not think it would be fair or right to deprive the police, who risked their lives at all times and seasons, of their pensions. The amount allowed in pensions had been reduced to a450 through the death of two old officers, so that the rate for pensions was only one- fifteenth of a penny in the ze. Their county had a population of 111,240, and the area over which the police exercised supervision was 425,038 acres, or 603 square miles so that the extent of country was considerable, and yet crime had greatly diminished. The comparison Mr. Roberts had drawn between the army and the police did not hold, as the police were scattered all over the country, and the five men under the one officer had control of a great extent of country. The officers were allowed a reasonable sum for their horses, and the men were allowed reasonable expenses when they went out of their own districts. As regards the general expenditure and pay of the policc, half was borne by the Government, and they must remember that not a man could be dismissed or added to the force unless with the oonsent of the Home Secretary. The magistrates had nothing whatever to do with that. In comparing the number of police in theirs and other counties, they showed most favourably. They, with a population nl- ^9 police officers, including the Chief-constable; Carnarvonshire, with 119.195,had 77 police-officers Brecknock, with 51.695, had 60 Oxford, wIth 137,761, had 170 and Hereford, with :15,083, had 70. He made these observations in no hostne spirit, but he thought they should have those facts before them. Mr. Owen Williams contended that the police did act as river watchers, and he thought it was hard that if an officer was wanted to keep order at a ploughing match, or to mind the doors at a concert they had to pay for his service when he was merely doing his duty. He thought they should thank heaven that the pension list had been reduced. Mr. W. E. Lloyd said the superannuation fund was supported by the police themselves. He thought retired officers should be pensioned accor- ding to their merits. Several members having supported the resolution Mr. T. O. Roberts said he did not attribute the decrease in crime so much to yellow buttons and a staff, as to the Press and the Gospel. He contended with Mr, Owen Williams, that the police were river watchers and gamekeepers, After further discussion, during which Mr. John Parry, Llanarmon, said he thought they could do with less police, the resolution was put to the meeting, aaa Quricd, oull two fQting agaiast it,
MURDEROUS AFFRAY AT MOSTYN. A shocking occurrence took place at Mostyn, Flintshire, on Thursday, Sept. 1st. A collier, named Thomas Parry, a desperate character, returned home the worse for drink, and one of his brothers- in-law, Edward Hughes, afterwards entering the house, Parry sprang upon him and endeavoured to strangle him. Both men fell, and Hughes, obtain- ing possession of a hatchet, beat Parry about the head with it until he loosed hold of his throat from mere exhaustion by loss of blood. Parry's head has been cut and hacked in a frightful manner, and his life is despaired of. The willIs and furniture of the room are bespattered with blood in all directions. Hughes. who is a weakly man, was only recovering from a previous attack made upon him by Parry when this fight took place. The man Parry is still alive, but should erysipelas set in, as it is feared it will, the case will be hopeless. Parry is a very inoffensive man when sober, but, after having sus- tained severe injuries to his head by a kibble falling uponit in a Mostyn colliery,he becomesa perfect mad- man when in drink, and a long record of offences is registered against him in the police books. After the fight on Thursday night there is scarcely an inch of his skull which has been not cut or hacked by the hatchet used by Hughes to defend himself. The case has caused the greatest excitoment in the district.
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT EXETER. NEARLY 150 LIVES LOST. A disaster unparalleled in the history of the English stage attended the burning down of the new Theatre Royal at Exeter, on Monday night. Newspaper readers will still recollect the enormous loss of life that markedjthe destruction of the Ring Theatre, at Vienna, some years ago but with the exception of that solitary instance, it will be im- possible to find in the annals of modern Europe so tragic a story of the stage as that witnessed in Exeter on Monday night. The burning down of the new Theatre Royal was attended with ghastly details that would have stricken horror into the hearts of the most callous and hard-hearted. The new theatre, which replaced the old building of 1885, which was destroyed by fire in that year, was an unpretentious building in red brick, the front entrance facing Longbrook-street and the new North-road. It was, to use the words of a local critic who did not speak without knowing his book, a newly constructed theatre with an absence of any modern improvements adapted to the purpose of saving life. The theatre was only built last year. Illustrated placards, which still remain posted on the walls facing the doomed theatre, announced the fact that Mr. G. R. Sirns's well-known play of The Romany Rye" would be produced for the first time in Exeter on the Monday night On that particular evening, so far as can be ascertained, there were some 600 p. opie in the pit, 191 in the gallery, and considerably less than 100 in the dress circle, upper circle, and stalls. Indeed, the extremes of the house, t ie pit and the gallery, were crowded. The stalls were filled nearly to the limit of their accommodation, and,the only thinly patronised part of the building was the dress circle. At 7 45, the first act of Mr. Sims's romantic drama opened with its development. The on-lookers were apparently more than pleased, and when the third act had been reached the success of the representation appeared established. At nine o'clock there was the usual influx into the popular parts of the house of those who are theatrically known as "half-timers," and then the pit was crammed. The fourth act opened successfully. Marclon's office and deck of the Saratoga were staged without any conspicuous hitches, and at ten o'clock not the least danger was apprehended before or behind the curtain. About ten minutes past ten o'clock the marine scene was changed to one in the same act repre- senting Ratcliffe Highway. It was not a drop, but was formed in panels pushed from the side. Here there was a hitch, though it was known to have no connection with the subsequent disaster. Matters were mended by the pushing forward of a side curtain. Romany Rye was in due course gagged by denizens of the highway, pitched inside, and the paid villains of Philip Royston were in front dis- cussing their job." One of them retired, and Mr. Powell Scragger was left on alone continuing a meditation. He was at the time—a remarkable coincidence—speaking oi an interference in the business." The drop scene at the same moment fell heavily. There was a loud titter among the audience, who had not then the remotest idea of the impending disaster, and it was expected that in a moment the curtain would again ring up." The conductor of the orchestra remarked There's something up," and was about to fill the unexpected interval with a selection of music. The curtain at that moment slightly waved, and as it had not gone completely down the persons who were in the first row of the stalls j caught a glimpse at the floor of the stage. Almost immediately there was a cry of '■ Fire raised from the body of the auditorium and a terrible panic ensued. The people rose from their seats en masse, and a general rush for the doors was made. Colonel Fremantle, who is in command of the regimental district, was present at the time with his daughters in one of the boxes, and he in conjunction with others, did his best to maintain order. All efforts, however, were in vain. The curtain only momentarily concealed the flame and soon the all-devouring element, darting forth in forked tongues from the stage, had seized upon pit, dress circle and upper circle, and gallery. From the pit and dress circle the means of exit, as soon as the alarm was raised, was easy enough • but it was a different matter with regard to°the upper circle and the gallery. The vast majority of those in the upper circle are believed to have escaped but with the gallery the case is very different Of the 191 who were booked for the gallery, it has now been ascertained as a matter of fact that not more than 40 or 50 could possibly have escaped. The structure of the solitary staircase, which formed the sole means of escape from the gallery will probably in no small degree explain the loss of lifp Long before three o clock, by which time the fire had been practically extinguished, a number of the dead and wounded had been removed from the smouldering ruins. It was not until some hours after that the full extent of the loss becatneknown. About seven o'clock one of the firemen, proceeding to the top of the stairs immediately leading to the gallery, found the top blocked witS a ghSj tond of dead bodies piled one upon the other. There they lay with extended arms, and with eyes starts heavenwards. "It was, indeed," said the fireman with a shudder, "a sickly group." Some of the bodies were without skulls, others without feet anu others without arms. Around and about one skw a mass of clothing belonging to both sexes, and those tattered remnants, to say nothing of the fastened door at the bottom that had been forced onen spoke volumes as to the intensity of the strife for' life that took place. The bodies of the dead were during the night and the early hours of the morning conveyed" to the stableyard at the back of the new London Hotel which immediately faces the ill-fated theatre In the shed were arranged in three ghastly rows the bodies of those who had been recovered from the gallery. The sight was a horrible one Manv of the faces of the dead were terribly convulsed and equally badly burnt. Others presented the calm and peaceful aspect that would arise from suffoca- tion. In the minds of those who have been accustomed to scenes of death little doubt arose but that the fatal end had been the outcome of suffocation. Many of the bodies were very badlv scorched, almost beyond recognition. In a ^Umb(^ of cases the skin of the hand was so blackened and dried up as almost to resemble a kid glove in the act of being taken off. In the shed nearly GO bodies lay awaiting identification during the day. Outside was a pile of bones and cinders beyond all possibility of identification, but which was stated to contain the remains of some 30 human beings. In- side the stable were three other groups of nine men and women, not to mention a sickening heap of charred remains calculated to represent some twenty adults. It is not expected, however, that the death list will exceed 150, On Tuesday evening the following message was received from the Home Secretary on behalf of the Queen :—' By command of her Majesty I ask you to express her Majesty's deep sympathy with the injured in last night's accident, and with the families of those who have been killed.-if FNRY MATTHEWS, Home Secretary. The burial of the unidentified bodies took place on Wednesday. The relief fund, which has been initiated by the city authorities, now amounts to £1230.
Mr. H. S. Northcote, M.P., Suiveyor General of Ordnance, has tendered his resignation to Lord Salisbury j in consequence of the recommendations for committee on Wa>r Office organisation.
PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY. The Lords, after a few days' adjournment, met on Tuesday, and have had under consideration the Coal Mines Regulation Bill and thLabourers Allotment Bill, brought up from the House of Commons, both of which they have read a second time. The Savings Banks and Government Annuities Bill has been read a third time, and several other measures have been advanced a stage. In the House of Commons, Mr. Dillon moved the adjournment of Thursday's sitting for the purpose of calling attention to the proclamation of the meeting announced to be held at Ennis on the fol- lowing Sunday. He stated that the meeting was of a political character, its object being merely to pass resolutions thanking Mr. Gladstone and the English Democracy for their efforts to bring about a lasting union between Ireland and Great Britain. The motion was rejected by H7 to 61. In reply to a question as to the burning of Exeter Theatre, Mr. Mathews said the Home Office had no authority to make any survey of theatres in the provinces. The only jurisdiction there was in the provinces in regard to the structure of theatres was in the hands of magistrates of petty sessions, who could make compliance with any demands they might make a condition of granting a licence. Baron de Worms, replying to Mr. Addison, said the Board of Trade had called the attention of the railway companies to the desirability of providing carriages in all the classes for women travelling alone. He had no doubt the companies would do all in their power. The Mines Regulation Bill and the Labourers' Allotment Bill have been read a third time and passed. The Irish portion of the Civil Service Estimates have been agreed to, and the House has now under consideration the English and Scotch votes and the Navy Estimates. The session will probably end on Thursday. WELSH QUESTIONS. THE TITHES. In the House of Commons, on Saturday, Mr. Talbot gave notice that on Thursday he would ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, considering the urgent necessity for settling the questions which have arisen with respect to the collection of the tithe rent charge, as instanced by the report of the commissioner appointed to investigate the distur- bances in Wales, he will consider the desirability of recommending the appointment of a Royal Com- mission, which may facilitate the early passing of a measure calculated to determine a matter of grave importance to the well-being of the community. HARBOURS OF REFUGE. Mr. Thomas Ellis, on Thursday, asked th& Secre- tary of the Board of Trade whether, having regard I to the fact that between Holyhead and Milford Haven there was no port or place of refuge into which a boat drawing 8 feet 7 inches of water could run at all states of the tide, that the absence of such harbour accommodation seriously crippled the success of fishing and trawling on that coast and occasioned serious loss of life every year he would appoint a departmental committee to visit Aber- ystwyth, Barmouth, and other places to inquire what steps could and should be taken for the further Protection of the lives and industry of fishermen and traders along the Welsh coast.-Baron H. de Worms Her Majesty's Government have no inten- tion of departing from the policy of successive Governments under which they had hitherto declined to give grants of public money for harbour con- struction, except in cases of imperial and national necessity. Under the circumstances it would not appear that any advantage would result from the appointment of a committee. It was proposed by the honourable member that there should be grants of loans to fishing harbours through the Public Works Loan Commissioners. I would refer him to Illy statement on the subject in Committee of supply and a minute of Treasury t I the Board of Trade, which I then communicated to the committee.
A miner named Wm. Jones, residing at the V c ir- age, Minera, has dug up a root containing forty-five potatoes, thirty-five being of good siz^. Russia will celebrate, on October 30th, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of her first railroad. The country now has 17,0U0 miles of railroad. Off Greenwich, at low tide, th edg of ihe Thames f r several yards is as black as ink, and at ot-.er imes the water is very dirty an offensive. Ac W ,1- wich he river has the appearance ot liquid sewage l'here is a siokeuiiig siueil from line watdi". The arishion rs of rfavVtrden above the a.e of 68, to the number of nearly 390, were e tortaineci to a jubile treat in the form ot a dinner by Mr. Gladstone on Tuesday. The party were aucommodaced in a tent erected in the park in front of the c.tstle. Mr. Matthew Arnold, writing in the Nineteenth Century, on the Irish question, approves of the Grimes Act, expresses strong dissapproval of evictions, and io..ks hopefully to a wise and Liberal Land Bill next Session, as the best solution of the Irish difficulty. The women of California are finding pr.,fi ,a )le and steady employment in fruit culture, as they can easily do much of the work, such as picking, packing, making rai ins, and canning fruit. Crystallised figs and apricots, co a large extent, are the products of the labour of women. A bazaar has been held at Llandudno in aid of the fund of the English Congregational Ohurcn there. Upon the second day the bazaar was open d by Lieutenant- Colonel Barnes of the Quinta, who referred to the interest his family had al ays taken in Llandudno and his own love for the place. Three young ladies, whose names are not stated, were reading on the rocks at Kilkee, on the we t coast of Cla. e, when a tidal wave suddenly broke over them, and washed them away. One young lady saved herseif by clinging to the rocks, and another was rescued, but the third was drowned. The girl Benford, who disappeared from Emsworth a week ago, and for whose uody welis were searched and inquires made, suddenly returned on Saturday to her mistress. She was attired in male costume, h r hair being cut short and in fashionable style. She nad been spending a week in Loudon in her disguise. The editor of Gioalia announces that his con- nection with that paper will cease after the publica- tion of the next issue. Considering the difficulties with which the editor has been beset, he has certainly discharged his duties most ably, and his successor will deserve to be complimented if he does equally well. Everybody has heard of the conscientious Justice of the Peace who one morning fined himself five shillings and costs for being drunk the night before. He has found an imitator in Mr W. E. Forster, a Surrey coroner, who the other day fined Limself two guineas for having forgotten an engagement to pre- s.de at an inquest. We get our fashions from Paris, and our crazes from America. The latest which is on the way herd is in collection, not of the authographs of distinui -hed personages, but of their hair. To have an album eoiitaining the locks of those we admire, respect, or, r the matt-r of that, dislike, will soon ba the rage of every one of lh. From figures which had been compiled regarding the traffic to the Isle of Man, it appears thai thj total arrivals at Douglas for M LY, June, and July were 141,533, as compared with 67,079 in the corres- ponding period of last year. At Ramsey 4,434 more passengers were landed than in the corresponding period of last year. The book entitled, The Welsh Question and Druidism," by Griffith," is rather severely handled in the London Echo. The rev.ewer says-"It certainly has afforded some amusement, and its author nas jotted down a few historic facts not gjncrtthy known, but the general effect is, to say the lea t, dissappoim- ing. 'Griffith's' work is a h peiess jumble." On Thursday, the Bolton justices coin,aitlod Ann Rothwell, 70 years of age, to ttie Prei.tWieh As.ylum as a lunatic. She ha.d resided in d. hd el for many years, and sold matches. She was in a most filthy condition, and complaints have been made to the relieving officer by the neighbours that he was a nuisance and adisgrao to the neighbourhood. She was taken to the workhouse, when over .£50 was found hidden in ner iothes. A B rmingham surgeon named Tovey was found on Wednesday morning lying in the gutter in a low quarter of the own in an in-ensible condition. A cons able arrested hi n on a charge of being drunk, out, on recovering consciousness, he stated that he was attacked by three garroters, who, after brutally assaulting hlUl, roobed hi-n. lie was "h ckingl bru.sed and cut about the face and body. The police have every reason to believe his story. An extraordinary celebration of her Majesty's Jubilee took place on Saturday at Denby Dale, near Barnsley, in the presence of 30,000 spectators. A monstre pie, weighing two and a quarter tons, was provided. The pie, which was baked in a specially constructed oven, contained 60 stones of flour, 230 pounds of butter and lard, 225 fowls, pigeons, geese, and grouse, and 67 rabbits and hares. A procession was formed to the field where the pie was distributed. Miss Bridge Wall, a member of Miss Maggie Morton's Opera Company, narrowly escaped drowning at Rhyl, on Thursday. She went to bathe with com- panions, and floated out for about a hundred yards on her back, but when she attempted to return to shore she found she had gone beyond her depth, and called for assistance. Two young men at once went to the rescue on horseback, and one l f them, after considerable difficulty, reache her and brought her to land. When rescued she was lying on her baok
CORRESPONDENCE. [\VE ria not hold om"selves respo stble for the opinions of our YMWELIAD A THREF YN Y GOGLEDD. At Olygydd y "Llangollen Advertiser." Syi,—Digwyddodd i mi fod ddyddMawrthdiweddaf mown tref nid anenwog, ac, fel bron pob un dieithr araL, mi aethym i roi tro yn lied foreu o amgylch y lie. Fel yr oeddwn yn sefyll yn mheu un o'r heolydd gyda fy nghyfaill, gwelwn ddyn yn d'od i lawr y brif-ffordd sydd yn myned trwy y lie i'r brif-ddinas, a phan ddaeth yn agos at westty a siop esgidiau, gwelwn ddvn arall mewn oed, a golwg archoffeiriadol iawn arno, yn troi i gyfarfod y dyn a ddeuai i lawr y ffordd, a'r peth cyntaf y clywais ef yn ei ofyn i'r dyn oedd, "Beth oeddyt ti yn agor dy geg neithiwr yn y capel am danom ni ?" Mi feddyliais wrth yr ymadrodd ar y cyntaf mai mewn tafarndy yr oeddynt hyd nes i mi glywed y gair capel," am fod yr ymadrodd "agor dy geg," fel y gfryr pawb, yn gweddu yn well am rai mewn tafarn nag mewn capel. Yna y mae yn gofyn iddo drachefn lie yr oedd efe y Suliau cynt, ac a oedd efe yn cadw ei le wrth fyned i gapel y Methodistiaid. Gwybiun yn y fan mai nid Methodist beth bynag oedd yr ymofynwr, ac eto ms gwyddwn yn y byd beth oedd ef, os nad allai fod yn un o r Gadaremaid. Wedi siarad yn y modd yma, wele ef yn gadael y dyn, ac yn myned i fyny y ffordd. Gyda hyn, fel cenhadau Job gynt, y naill ar ol y Ilall, wele un arall yn d'od, yn debyg o ran oed a maint i'r cyntaf, ond nid mor fawreddog ei osodiad, ac heb gael byd da yn helaethwych beunydd, fel yr ymddengys fod y j dyma hwn eto yn ymosod ar yr un gwr, gyda r un genadwri, gan ofyn paham yr oedd yn ym- osod arnynt fel blaenoriaid am beidio d'od i'r capel ganol yr wythrfos, ac hefyd yn erlid y gweinidog, a'i fod yn hel enwau er mwyn eu taflu hwy a'r gweinidog o'u swyddi. Yn awr, dyma yr offeiriad arall yn ei ol, a dechreua edliw i'r dyn ei dlodi, gan ofyniddo ai nid oedd wedi bod yn gorwedd ar wely gwellt. Cyfaddefodd y dyn yn rhwydd ei fod, nad oedd ond tlawd yn awr, ac nad oedd ganddo ond ei ddiwrnod gwaith at gadw enaid a chorph yn nghyd. Ond ar hyn, dyna yr yspryd a ymosododd ar feibion Scefa gynt yn meddianu y dyn, ao wele ef yn troi arnynt ac yn eu gorchfygu, lies v gorfu lddynt fyned i ffordd yn noethion, heb'ddim gyda ar^Y £ nd CJwiAy¥' os oeddynt wedi ei feddu yw dro. Gyda hyn, daeth dyn at fy ngyfaill a minnau, a gofynodd beth oedd. Adroddais yr hanes wrtho, a dywedodd yntau wrthyf, pe baech chwi yma y Sul nesaf, ac yn sefyll yn y fan hon, mi gaech weled y dymon yna yn myned i'r addoldy, yn tynu gwyneb hir fel careg filldir, ac yn edrych ac yn teimlo mordduwiol fi«^a dyweyd gair wrthych!" Wei! wel! wfft l r bobl fedr edliw tlodi a gwely gwellt i'w brodyr, a bod mor ragnthiol ar y Sul! Crefydd—pa le y mae hi? Hyn y tro yma. -Yr eiddoch, CYMRO. To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-Thomas Telford, the eminent engineer, by will, which was proved in 1834, bequeathed to Llan- gollen the sum of £ 1,000, in the following terms at iu6 ™?1u^s^er the parish at Llangollen in trust a ?or Library, the interest to be annually expended u 111 the purchase of books, under direction of the committee for the time being—one thousand pounds." The wording of this clause (which is all there is in the will relating to this legacy) is somewhat singular, as it implies the existence then of both a Library and Library Committee. But from the enquiries I have been able to make, I am unable to learn that there ever was either at that time in Llangollen. Has this legacy ever been paid ? and to whom ? and where is it ^°PR ± that Telford's estate was not of sufficient value to satisfy all the claims in full against it, and yet there may have been enough to pay a moiety. (I presume all legacies would rank pari passu ?) Where is that moiety? Assuming there were no funds to meet any of the legacies (of which there were a great number), at all events it would be only reason- able to expect some intimation to that effect would have been given by the executors to the minister for the time being. Where is that intimation ? Are there any papers of any kind or sort in the parish chest referring to the subject in any way ? The legacy is a large one, and worth some trouble to ascertain really how it stands; and, even if lapse of time has jeopardized the claim, it seems desirable for all oon- cerned that the mystery which at present surrounds the matter should be cleared up. I find the late Mr. Eyton was vicar of Llangollen in 1834. Are there any of his descendants who could help us to solve the difficulty ? Would you do me the favour to publish this letter, with the hope that publicity may be the means of discovering the much-needed information ? It may recall recollections at present lying dormant in the mental recesses of some of the oldest inhabitants, or suggest research in some nook and corner, likely to supply it, and thus bring to light the exact position of this valuable legacy. I am, sir, your obedient servant, TjT- TT „ s. GBEGSON FELL. Walton House, Sept. 5th, 1877.
LLANGOLLEN AND THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—Since Llangollen as a town has had nothing tangible as a commemoration of her Majesty's Jubilee may I be allowed to make one more, and probably last, effort to move in the matter, The terrible calamity that has befallen Exeter this week forcibly brings home to all the misfortune which might befall us almost at any moment from the fiery element, especially so at Llangollen. For instance, let us suppose that fire has broken out at one of the houses forming a Castle-street block, the element could neither be extinguished nor prevented from spreading; in fact, Llangollen would be helpless, and would have to content itself with witnessing the ravaging flames leap from house to house, and, probably, by the time engines would arrive from Wrexham and Oswestry,the fire would have burnt itself out, or half the town would be in flames The one great desideratum of Llangollen is a first- class fire engine. We could do without bells, and we can do without an esplanade, a new Dee bridge or without widening the present one, but we know not how soon the services of a fire engine and brigade will be required to save life and property. The project, I believe, will meet with general approbation, and were the Jubilee Committee to undertake the task of providing the town with a good fire engine, it would not only meet with general support in the district, but would also receive the aid of all fire offices,- Yours, &c. —————— J.
GEIRIAU HIRAETH. Er Cof am y diweddar Evan Jones, Ty Capel. Trefor, yr hwn a hunodd yn yr lesn, Ionawr 24ain, 1886, yn 70 mlwydd oed. DYRCHAFA y byd gofianau godidog Ac uchel binaclau er serchog goffhad, Er cadw ei ddewrion yn fythol fyd-enwog, Am rym eu gorchestion mewn senedd a chad: Ond hyn sydd rinweddol fod dyn yn ei fywyd Yn ffurfio rhyw adran yn nhernl ei Dduw; Yn hyn y mae enw na syflir gan amser, A dyma gof-golofn drag'wyddol ei rhyw. Ei sylfaen ddi-sigl yw Craig fawr yr oesoedd A'r meini sydd heirdd-gaboledig bob un; Yr oil wedi 'u harddu yn afon y nefoedd, Dan ofal yr Ysbryd trag'wyddol ei hun: O'r meini heirdd hyn oedd gwrthddrych ein sylw- Yn niaes iechydwriaeth y treuliodd ei fyd; Sd dros ei Dduw, ei wasanaeth, a'i enw Ar daith yr anialwch a lanwai ei fryd. Dwyfroneg cyfiawnder eisteddai yn ddedwvdd Ar lan dduwiolfrydig gynheddfau ei hon, Yn brawf o'r ofn mabaidd a'r nod o sancteiddrwydd Orweddent bob amser yn heirdd gelloedd hon Mor hawdd wrth ei ffrwyth y gellid- ei adwaen Fel Gristion profedig, ymroddgar a chall- Gwnai darian y ffydd ei hoff amddiffynfa I'w gadw rhag tanllyd bicellau y fall, Yn ufudd a dewr, ar aradr ei Arghvydd Gosododd ei ddwylaw 'n oohelgar a dwys A'i olwg yn mlaen ar y nod o sancteiddnvydd, A mawr anhebgorion uniondeb y gwys Wrth chwilio gair Duw, fel mwnwr profiadol Dilynai r faen fywiol a diol ei Dad: Trugaredd a gras, prynedigaeth drag'wyddol I ddyn anhaeddianol, drwy rinwedd y gwaed, Cerddoviaeth bob pryd oedd dduwies serchiadol Osodai ei enaid nefolaidd ar dan Nid fel rhyw chwa o chwilfrydedd mympwyol, Ond moliant ei Geidwad oedd en aid ei gan Teg flaenffrwyth ei ddyddiau gyssegrodd yn swynol I byncio cerddoriaeth yn eglwys ei Dduw; Mae rhywbeth fel adsain o'i nodau perseiniol Hyd heddyw 'n arosol ar edyn fy nghlyw, Fel swyddog eglwysig, wrth arfer ceryddon, Mor dyner ei galon, gofalus, a chall; Ag un Haw cynhaliai gyfiawnder y gyfraith, A gras a thrugaredd ddangosai y llall: Bob amser bu'n ffyddlon i'r faner drag'wyddol Dan arfau ysbrydol yr orsedd fawr wen Dychweiai o'i frwydrau fel dewr anorchfygol Heb glwyf yn ei galon, na chlais ar ei ben, Ca'dd helaetli fynedfa i lawenydd ei Arglwydd Er gwaethaf pob 'stormydd, cyrhaeddodd v nef- Ca'dd goron y bywyd, a thelyn, a phalmwydd— 0 fewn i'r fro sanctaidd, mor ddedwydd yw pf Mae cofio y dagrau a wlychent ei ruddiau A'r dwysder nodedig a wisgai ei wedd Yn peri im' wylo yn drist fy nheimladau Fel mam am ei phlentyn, ar fiAiQn ei fedd. Trefor. JOlIN S. JONES.
T a ™ee,^cS of the South Wales and Monmouth- Liberal Federation, held at Llanelli on the 31st u;t x?n L11111^™0 voted to the defence Fund of the .North Wales tithe-payers who are about to be prosecuted. prosecuted.
IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 21sT JUNE, 1887. [From Blackwood's Magazine.) AGAIN within these walls, again alone A long, long tract of fateful years between TT I he day I knelt, to rise a crowned Queen, Vowed thenceforth to be all my people's own. And this, when, with an empire wider grown, Again I kneel, before high Heaven to lav T_ thanks for all, which since that earlier day Has blessed my goings and upheld my throne. God! in this hour I think of him, who made My young life sweet, who lightened every care, In sorest straits my judgment rightly swayed, Lived, thought for me, all times and everywhere4 For him I thank Thee chief, who by his aid Nerved me the burden of a crown to bear!
LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDA Y.-The quotations were as follows, d. St d Red wheat. 4 0 to 4 9 White wheat 4 3 to 5 0 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 Mutton ditto. 0 6 2 to 0 7 Lamb ditto 0 6 to 0 7 Fowls (per couyle) 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 6 Plaice 0 0 to 0 5 Salm "n. 1 0 to 1 4 Onions ditto 0 0 to 0 H New Potatoes ditto 0 0 to 0 Of Gooosberries (per quart) 0 0 to 0 2 Plums 0 3 to 0 4 Butter (per lb.) 1 3 to 1 4 Uggs 11 to 12 for 1 0
LIVERPOO LCORN,TUESDAY.—Wheat: Canadian, 6s. 3d. to 6s 5d.; Oregon, 0s. Od. to 0s. Od.; Califor- nian, 6s. 2d to 6s. 4d. red winter, 6s. Od, to 6s. 8d.; Wheat,moderate trade,at last Friday's rates. Flour fair Chilian, 6s. Od. to 6s. 3d.; Bombay, 5s. 8d. to 63. 2d. Trade, steady; beans and peas steady, unchanged; oats quiet, unaltered.
WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 4s. 3d. to 5s, Od. per 75 lbs.; barley 3s. Od. to 3s, 6d. i oats, 2s. 2d* to 3s. 6d.; butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per 16 oz. eggs' 12 to 14 for Is fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6 1. per conple; ducks, 4s. Vd. to 5s. Od. per couple; geese, Od. to Od. per lb.; potatoes, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per 90 lbs.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, D EA. THS. 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 De made. BIRTHS Sept. 5th, the wife of Mr. R, T. Phillips, Delph House, Acrefair, of a son, Sept. 1st, tne wife of Mr. David Lloyd, Mill-street. square, Llangollen, of a son. Aug. 29th, at fne Manse, Cefn Mawr, the wife of the Rev. W. E. Evans, Congregational minister, of a son. Aug. 18th, at the Pastorage, Llanwddyn, the wife of the Rev. Vyrnwy Morgan, of a son-Theodore Guthrie. ZvlARKlAGhJS. Aug. 27th, at the Registry Office, Corwen, by the Registrar, Thomas, eldest son of Mr. John Edwards, Foel, Llangollen, to Sarah Ann, youngest daugnter of the late Mr. John Jones, Geraint House, Llangollen. Sept, 7th, at Fitzclarence-street Cnapel, .Liverpool, by tne Rev. Owen Owens, Josepn Davies, 01 Man- chester, to Sarah Jane (Jennie), eldest daugnter of Thomas Jones, late of Llandyn House, Llangollen. Sept. th, at the Congregational Churcn, Ruabon by the Rev. J. H. Hughes, Gaerdden House, assisted by the Rev. E. M. Edmunds, pastor, Charles Henry son of Mr. Thomas King, Liverpool, to Margaret Ann, elder daughter of George Saint, Esq., Vauxhall House' Ruabon, Sept. 1st, at the Welsh Calvinistic Chapel, Denbigh by the Rev. Thomas Gee, Thomas Benson Evans) chemist, High-street, to Sarah, fourth daughter of Mr. Thos. Millward, Gladstone-villas, both of Denbigh. Sept. 1st, at the Congregational Church, Maesbury, by the Rev. J. J. Poynter, Henry Jones, Bailey-street, Oswestry, to Susannah, third daughter of the late Mr. Charles Lloyd, Maesbury. DEATHS. Sept. 7th, aged 16 years, at Tudor House, Llan- gollen, Claudia Octavia, seventh daughter of the late Rev. H. Jones, D.D., president of the North Wales Baptist College. The funeral will take place on Friday, and will be private. Aug. 30th, in his 40th year, George Newbery, Esq., of the Corbet and Raven Hotel, Towyn, and late of the Royal Hotel, Llangollen. Aug. 2nd, suddenly, at Cameroons, West Coast of Africa, aged 21, Thomas James Edwards, eldest son £ ^^orrias -Edwards, Bootle, Liverpool, and late of Merllyn, Ruthifl. Sept. 3rd, in his 57th year, at the Cambrian Hotel, Pensarn, Abergele, Mr.. Robert Humphreys. Aug. 30th, aged 72 years, Mr. Robert Roberts, s Hengaer Issaf, Llawr-y-Bettws, and brother to Mr. Edward Roberts, Rose-place, Llangollen. Sept. 1st, at 21, Queen-street. Wrexham, Mary, widow of Mr. Ellis Phillips, aged 64 years. Her end was peace. Sept. 6th, aged 74, at Cross-street, Oswestry. Mr. David Bowyer, sawyer. Aug. 24th, aged 21, at 10, Castle-street, Oswestry. Christopher Hursdsman Davies, Sept. 1st, aged 34, Mr. Edwin Hughes, Wynnstay Arms and Cross Foxes Hotel, Llanfair Caereinion.
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