RUABON. A SINGULAR ACCIDENT.—On Friday a singular accident occurred to a young man named Frederick Usher, who is employed as gardener, &c., at the Grammar School. He was boiling tar on the kitchen fire, when the bottom of the pan which held the tar suddenly gave way, the result being that its contents ignited and spurted over the young fellow, his face and arms being very much burnt. He was promptly taken to the Cottage Hospital, where he is progressing most favourably. The room, which had been recently renovated, suffered considerable damage from the accident.
MOLD. I MR. AND MRS. W. E. GLADSTONE AT MOLD.-On Friday afternoon last, the Right Honourable W. E. Gladstone and Mrs. Gladstone, accompanied by a little grand-daughter, drove to Mold, and made a call at the residence of Police-constable John Pearson, in Gladstone-street, where they took tea. Mrs. Pearson was before her marriage a valued servant at Hawarden Castle for many years. On their way home through- High-street, the dis- tinguished visitors called to make some purchases at the establishment of Messrs. B. Powell & Co., Mitcham House, and their appearance in the street soon attracted a number of spectators, by whom they were cheered. The veteran statesman seemed to be in excellent health and spirits.
BRYMBO. SAD ACCIDENT TO A LITTLE Boy ON THE RAILWAY.—Late on Friday evening a very sad accident occurred to a little boy named James Etchells. aged seven years, son of Robert Etchells, a brakesman on the Great Western Railway, residing at Penycoed gates, on the Brymbo and Minera Branch of the Great Western Railway. It appears that after school on Friday evening the little boy, in company with an elder brother, went to fetch water from a neighbouring well, lying alongside the railway, and for the nearest way they passed along the railway branch. WThen near Penycoed hill the i 5.30 p.m. mineral train from Minera to Croesnewydd, I containing twenty-one waggons and brakevan, driven by John Jones, engine-driver, passed the boys. The youngest it is supposed was attempting to touch the waggons with his hands as they t passed, and walking along at the same time stumbled on a stone,. and fell with his j arm under the last waggon, bent up from the elbow. The upper part of the arm from the elbow to the shoulder was one confused mass of blood and flesh, and severely crushed. The little boy at once walked home. when the nature of the accident became fully realised. The brakesman, W. Blackwell, in charge of the train, having arrived in the Brymbo cutting, at once proceeded towards the scene of the accident, when he met the father and another man carrying the little boy towards the train to convey him to Wrexham. The boy was placed in the van, and the train immediately proceeded to Wrexham Station, when the boy was conveyed on a stretcher to Wrexham Infirmary, where it became necessary to amputate the arm just below the shoulder. Since then, the boy has been making satisfactory progress.
THE SITUATION IN IRELAND. There was a deplorable scene of bloodshed at Mitchelstown on Friday. It was the day fixed for hearing the case of Mr. O'Brien, M.P., before the magistrates, but Mr. O'Brien did not appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Mr. Labouchere, M.P., Mr. Brunner, M.P., Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P., together with Mr. Dillon, M.P., and others, were in the neighbourhood, intending to attend the hearing if Mr. O'Brien was present, and it was resolved to give a great public welcome to the English members. A number of processions from the district accor- dingly marched into Mitchelstown (after the proceedings in the courthouse were over), the most careful directions being issued to preserve order. One great and orderly procession was formed of the various contingents, and on the Square a halt was made for a few words from the members, there being no intention to hold a regular meeting. Mr. Dillon had suggested that the speeches should be very short, and being the first speaker, was just beginning, when a body of police, with bayonets at their sides, and carrying batons, began to push their way through the immense crowd to escort an official reporter. The crowd contained a body of rvMMntsnn hprses, and according to one account (which should perhaps De received -.vitK reserve), one of the police struck one of the horses with his baton. At any rate, the crowd resisted the passage of the police, a conflict followed, and the officers fled to the barracks. Shortly afterwards, the crowd was again invaded by the police, and a desperate struggle followed between the people, some of whom carried black thorn sticks, and the police with their batons. Many of the police were hurt- seven or eight severely, and one very seriously, the police seem to have retreated again, and presently a body of soldiers took up their position in the Square. Meanwhile, however, the most serious part of the proceedings had happened in the immediate neighbourhood of the barracks, which occupied a street adjoining the Square. The police, followed to the barracks by some of the crowd, who, it is alleged (but here again there is a dispute), threw stones through the windows and broke a door, seized a number of guns and fired into the street and the corner of the Square, though, it is asserted, there were at the time only a few people within range of the building. An old man named Lonergan fell dead, and it was a pitiful spectacle to see his grey hairs clotted with blood. Another, named Shinnick, a pensioner, who had fought in the Indian Mutiny, was wounded, and has since died, and a third, a young man named Casey, was also seriously wounded. The greatest excitement prevailed, and many of the crowd dipped their handkerchiefs in Lonergan's blood, but in a remarkably short time order was restored. It is stated that the police followed some of the people into a house, and used their batons there. It was noticed that Mr. T. E. Ellis had his hand covered with blood, but it was only scratched, and he was not otherwise hurt. He had a narrow escape of being batoned in the last charge of the police. Mr. Labouchere spoke on Saturday night at a great meeting held at Cork under the auspices of the Young Ireland Society. Mr. Hooper, M.P., presided, and was supported by Messrs. Brunner, Ellis, Flynn, O'Hea, Lane, and Gill, members of Parliament. Mr. Labouchere, who was loudly cheered, denounced the action of the Government in proclaiming the meeting at Michaelstown, and said he did not hesitate to say that a more foul, more base, and more dispicable Government never cursed a country. It was doubly sad when oppressed to be oppresed by men for whom they entertained, and justly, not only loathing, but the utmost con- tempt they could feel for another. Describing what he witnessed at Michaelstown, he maintained the proceedings were quite orderly until the police attempted to force their way through the crowd, that the police assaulted people in a cowardly man- ner, and that the resort to firearms was most un- justifiable. The scoundrels and villains who had dared to commit murder in the public streets should be severely punished. Messrs. Brunner and Ellis also denounced the conduct of the police. Mr. W. O'Brien, M.P., was arrested at Kings- town on Monday evening, when bidding adieu to Mr. Labouchere and Mr. Brunner on their departure for England. The events in Ireland on Monday were intensely interesting. The funeral of one of the victims of Friday's melee at Michaelstown took place, happily without disturbance. Mr. W. O'Brien was removed in custody from Dublin at an early hour in the morning, and was taken to Cork, not to Michaels- town as was expected. He was received with much enthusiasm at the stations en route. On reaching Cork he was also accorded a warm ovation. The court was composed of Captain Plunkett and Mr. Eaton, and after formal proceedings had been taken, Mr. O'Brian was remanded to the next petty sessions. A frightful murder was committed near Lisdoonvarna, county Clare, on Sunday night, Head Constable Whelan, of Ennis, having been killed by a party of moonlighters. It seems that Whelan was on duty with a party of constables, engaged in protecting the premises of a man named Thomas Sexton, who occupied a boycotted farm and whose premises had been threatened by moon- lighters. A raid upon the premises was made by a party of men, and in the that ensue I the head constable was killed. Three constables were also wounded.
The Holywell Board of Guardians have decided to reduue the salary of their clerk from .£250 to -6200 a year. The appointment of a successor to Mr. E. J. Davies wiil take place at the meeting of the Board on Friday next.
E. R. PARRY Has just roceived his first Consignment of AUTUMN 6f WINTER GOODS, Comprising of- Boys'Suitsfrom 2/11 Youths' do. 8/6 Men's do. 15/6 Boys' Overcoats from 3/11 Youths' do, 7/11 Men's do. 10/11 Shirts from 1/3 Cardigan Jackets from 1/11 Shet. Wool Vests do. 1/11 Do. Pants do. 2/4 TOGETHER WITH EVERY ARTICLE of GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING and OUTFITTING FOR THE COMING SEASON AT EXTRAORDINARILY LOW PRICES, 9, CHAPEL STREET, LLANGOLLEN. DELIGHTFUL BOAT TRIPS!! EXCURSIONS DAILY BY WELL-EQUIPPED PLEASURE BOATS TO THE CHAINBRIDGE & HORSE-SHOE FALLS, FOR THE BEAUTIFUL VALE OF LLANTYSILIO AND VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY, Leaving the Canal Wharf, Llangollen, at 9 30 and 10 30 a.m., 1, 3, 6, and 7 p.m. Returning from the Chainbridge at 10 & 11 30 a.m., 2, 4, 7, and 8 p.m. Fare, there and back, 6d. Every Wednesday, at 10 30 a.m., a PLEASURE TRIP TO CHIRK (An excellent opportunity for visiting the Noble Castle), leaving Chirk, on return journey, at 4 p.m. Fare, there and back, 1/6. Refreshments provided. Special arrangements made with private parties. For particulars, apply at Canal Side, Llangollen, to (1214) SAMUEL JONES, Proprietor. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. OSWESTRY AGRICULTURAL SHOW. ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, CHEAP TICKETS will be issued to OSWESTRY by trains leaving Corwen at 9 59 a.m.; Llan- gollen 10 30 a.m., and by certain trains from other Stations. For full particulars see bills. (2312) ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, AND OCTOBER 3RD, THE LAST CHEAP EXCURSION TRAINS OF THE SEASON For WOLVERHAMPTON, BIRMINGHAM, WORCESTER, MALVERN, STRATFORD-ON-AVON, LEAMINGTON, OXFORD, ^GLOUCESTER, ^CHELTENHAM, BATH, BRISTOL, LONDON, &c., WILL leave Dolgelley at 10 25 a.m., Blaenau Festiniog |G 20, Bala < 10, Corwen 8 15, and Llangollen at 8 50 a.m. Passengers booked on September 26th return September 30th and passengers booked October 3rd return October 7bh. *Not from Bala, Corwen, or Llangollen. lyjTSS JUDITH pilYCE JONES. NEXT TERM COMMENCES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR FRENCH. For Terms q. Prospectuses apply at 21, Regent Street. PEARL-WHITE TEETH AND FRAGRANT BREATH. USE WOODS' ARECA-NUT TOOTH PASTE (As recommended by MADAME MARIE ROSE, the Prima Donna). Sold every where in Pots, 6cZ. and Is. each. CAUTION See WOODS, PLYMOUTH, on Cover. (2307) LLANGOLLEN CHORAL SOCIETY. ON behalf of the above we beg to tender our most grateful thanks to those who were good enough to subscribe to the fund which enabled us to attend the Competition at Llandudno with such a glorious result. To those of our friends and neighbours who gave us such a hearty and enthusiastic reception on our arrival home we feel deeply indebted. Yours faithfully, JOSEPH NANSON, 7 TT „ R. T. JONES, j Hon■ Secs• HUGHES'S JUBILEE DRAWING. OWING to the Duplicates not having been \-7 received, and the number of Tickets not being sold, the Drawing will not take place until MONDAY, October 3rd, and the Winning Numbers will appear in the succeeding numbers off the Llangollen Advertiser and Oswestry Advertiser. CHAPEL STREET, LLANGOLLEN 1 August 29th, 1887. RPO RE LET, 1st November, THE QUEEN'S X HEAD INN. Apply to Mrs. JONES, "Red Lion Hotel." (2316) rpO LET, a Large Room in a good neighbour- -I- hood, suitable for any purpose.—Apply at this Office. (2312) "V^TANTED, in a Private School, a Young » Lady willing to assist in the domestic arrange- ments two hours daily. To one backward in her studies this offers great advantages. First-rate Masters, no Day Pupils, a Liberal Table. Terms, 14 guineas per annum. Address—Z, 95, Ashted, Bow, Birmingham. (2313) ALL MEN WHO WISH TO MARRY AND 1f,m, ,.TT, HAPPY SHOULD SEE THE MACrIC MIRROR. Sent free to any part of the world on receipt of name and address, 8, Fitz Square, Sheffield. Don't delay 4T.T TVTT?7VT it costi nothing. AL1L1 IVliiiiNI. Please name this paper. (2307a) TO BE SOLD, BY PRIVATE TREATY, A SMALL FARM, comprising Thirty Acres of Land, House, and Outbuildings, in the Parish of Glyntraian.-For further particulars apply to-J. Williams, Brynarddyn. Glynceiriog, Llangollen. (2305j TO BE SOLI), BY PRIVATE TREATY", those two large and desirable Freehold Dwelling Houses, situated in Market Street, Llangollen, and in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Davies and Mrs. Cope, respectively. For further particulars apply to Mr. EDWARD DAVIES, late Coal Merchant, Corwen. (2308) OFFERS WANTED for a 14-ft. BOAT, with Oars, &c., complete, in excellent condition. 3an be seen on application by letter to MRS. FELL, Walton House. (2315)
TO CORRESPONDENTS, &c. 3ur Bardic Editor is the Rev. J. H. Hughes (" leuan o Leyn "), Gardden House, Ruabon. The bards will, therefore, send their productions to his address.
THAT once oft-met and sore nuisance to the traveller, the toll-gate, is now becoming a rarity in this country, and turnpike roads will speedily become things of the past. On the 31st of Dec., 1865, there were in England and North Wales 1047 Turnpike Trusts, the length of the roads confined being 20,189 miles. On the 1st of January, 1887, only 15 of these trusts, embracing 269 miles of road, were in existence, and of these four will expire during the present year, and four more in 1888. By the end of the year 1890 only 131 miles of turnpike road will be left. To a district like our own, where so much depends upon the attractions held out to visitors, it is of the utmost importance that rural pathways and the like should be kept open to public use and enjoyment. We are therefore specially interested in what is being done to this end in other places. Visitors to the English Lake District have had reason to complain lately that many pathways have been closed, thus,in many instances, confining tourists to the highways. The latest attempt in this direction is at Keswick, where the right of the public to visit the top of Latrigg is in dispute. This mountain is 1203 feet above the level of the sea, and commands extensive views of Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, the Vale of Keswick, and the surrounding mountains. It is contended by the proprietors that there is no right of way to the top, but the public claim the right by reason of ancient usage. The question is being settled in the courts. THIS year will be memorable for the number of Royal visitors to our shores. In addition to the Royalties who came to London expressly for the Jubilee celebrations, the Empress of Austria has been staying at a quiet seaside resort for the benefit of her health the Crown Prince of Germany, who had been sojourning here for the same reason, has just left; and the Crown Princess of Austria is now visiting the Channel Islands. But a more interesting personage than any of these is now residing in the metropolis. This is the famous West African monarch rejoicing in the peculiar name of Ja Ja. This sable potentate some years ago was one of the most sanguinary Sovereigns on that dreaded coast. He and his rival King Oko Jumbo were continually on the war-path, but contact with Europeans and the civilising influence of commerce have made a wonderful change in both. Ja Ja has developed into a keen and peaceful trader, whose sons were sent to England and educated like gentle- men. The King himself, who is now with us, is an intelligent and altogether an interesting individual. THOUGH not generally esteemed fascinating reading, much interesting information is hidden away between the pages of the annual report of the Local Government Board. From that Blue- book just issued it appears that the mean number of paupers relieved in the parochial year 1887 was smaller in proportion to the population than in any year since records are published, with the exception of the years 1884, 1885, and 1886. The proportion, in fact, is exactly the same as in teration of butter and the naming 01 butter substitutes, is shown by the fact that out of 2322 samples of so-called butter which were examined no less than 401, or over 17 per cent., were reported against. On the other hand it is satis- factory to know that the adulteration of sugar, which was rife in the days when the duty which raised its price made adulteration profitable, seems now to have been entirely abandoned. The 222 samples analysed during the year were all pure. THE Bodffari mystery has not yet been solved. The Rev. Canon Browne has acknowledged that he does not believe that it has any connection whatever with the anti-tithe movement, but that it emanates from a person who is at enmity on private grounds with himself. It is to be regretted that the rev. gentleman has thought fit to utter inuendoes against a neighbour, without having the semblance of facts to back up his assertions. That this is not a new method of procedure em- ployed by Canon Browne is proved by the follow- ing. Some time ago Mr, Browne stated in a local newspaper that several of the tradespeople of Denbigh were subscribers to the Liberation Society. After giving a list of these names, he added significantly that the country would under- stand how to deal with these persons. This was taken by one tradesman at least as meaning that Canon Browne counselled his fellow-creatures to adopt "Boycotting," and he did not like it. He succeeded in getting an apology from Canon Browne, who was compelled to admit that it was an error to include the tradesman's name among those of the subscribers to the Liberation Society. We are afraid that Mr. Browne has already for- gotten the lesson taught to him then, and that he recurs thoughtlessly into his old system. While we deprecate as much as anyone the smashing of the rev. gentleman's windows, we regret more that he, on apparently no ground whatever, chooses to endeavour to sully the good name of a neighbour. IT would appear from recent events that the dynamite scare has not yet died a natural death. -Apart from the arrest of the unfortunate and unoffending French lady in the Isle of Wight, it transpires that a sum of thirty-five thousand pounds a-year is still being paid in London in connection with extra police precautions. What is done with this money the public, of course, cannot know, for it is in the nature of secret service expenditure; but complaints are being made of the annoyance which the continuance of the precautions entails. At the Houses of Par- liament policemen accost one at every turn. A few days ago a gentleman of considerable eminence who happened to be carrying a book done up in paper was stopped and compelled to undo the parcel in order to demonstrate that he was not smuggling in an explosive. The special detectives from Dublin who were placed on duty at the Law Courts some years ago retain their positions at the various (Joorways, but have abso- lutely nothing to do. The. explanation of this probably is that the existence of the men, and the reason for their special appointment, have been entirely forgotten by the authorities. A curious instance of this kind occurred a short time ago. Many years since a Department Committee of the War Office was engaged in taking evidence on a certain question, and it was thought that importance would be given to the proceedings if a sentry were placed on duty outside the place of meeting. In course of time the committee con- cluded its labours and presented its report, but whoever was responsible omitted to cancel the order for the sentry, so day after day for many years until quite recently a soldier was kept pacing up and down until it occurred to some official to inquire into the reason for his presence. After some difficulty the origin of the order was ascer- tained and the sentry was discontinued.
THE LLANGOLLEN CHOIR AT LLANI We have the pleasure this week of congra ting the members of the Llangollen Choral Society upon the signal success achieved by them at the Llandudno Eisteddfod, held on Wednesday. Mr. Williams, the able conductor, has been the means on several previous occasions at various eistedd- fodau to maintain the musical reputation of the town and neighbourhood but, both as regards she amount of the prize and the honours of the competition, his success on this occasion eclipses all other performances. This very favourable result, it must be admitted, is due to the unremitted energy and perseverance which he has displayed in the training of the members, and the keen intelligence which he has shown in the study of the pieces set down for competition. It is perhaps to be regretted that the adjudicator, Mr. Roberts, in making the award did not enter more fully into the merits or demerits of the several choirs, as it is evident from the reports of the adjudication which have already appeared in the English dailies that his remarks have been grossly misconstrued. In our report of the proceedings, given elsewhere, we have given as near a literal translation of the adjudication as it was possible to give under the circumstances, and we are sure that all Welshmen who heard Mr. Roberts will be able to say that our version is the correct one. The Llangollen, people who attended the eisteddfod owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Elias Jones, of Glanymor, for the great attention he paid to their comfort and entertainment, and notably for having prevailed upon Mon. Riviere to give a performance with his renowned band in the after- noon, in order that those who were leaving before the evening meeting might have an opportunity of enjoying such a rare treat. He was also chiefly instrumental in obtaining a special train to carry the Choir from Chester to Llangollen, thus prolong- ing their stay at Llandudno considerably, and enabling them to sing at the evening concert. It is also pleasant to note that the Eisteddfod Com- mittee showed 'every kindness to them, while the hearty cheers given to the Choir on their leaving the Pavilion in the evening, while being richly deserved, at the same time proved that their performance had been thoroughly appreciated.
LOCAL & DISTRICT NEWS. LLANGOLLEN. THE SLATE TEADE.—A slight improvement is perceptible in the slate trade of this district. This no doubt is accounted for to a measure by the increased demand for Carnarvon and Festiniog slates of certain sizes and qualities, consequent upon the reduced tariff of duty at the Baltic ports through the influence of Prince Bismark the latter end of last year, to which ports Festiniog and Car- narvon slates are largely shipped. Let us hope for further increased activity in this important industry of Wales. A SERMON was delivered on Tuesday evening at Rehoboth Chapel by the Rev. John Prytherch, of South Wales, to a fair congregation. The reverend gentleman selected as his text the latter part of the 49th verse in the 2nd chapter of Luke's Gospel- Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" He was most happy in his remarks, which were well-pointed and edifying, and was much admired by those who were fortunate enough to be present. HARVEST HOME FESTIVAL.—A meeting of repre- sentatives from the various Nonconformist; places of worship in the town was held at Rehoboth vestry on Sunday evening, for the purpose of considering the arrangements for the forthcoming Harvest Home Festival. At a previous meeting a deputation was appointed to confer with the Vicar, the Rev. E. R. James, B.D., on the matter, and to arrange a day for general thanksgiving. Thursday, the 29th inst., was suggested as an appropriate and convenient date, and in a cordial letter the (Vicar wrote, Some 12 years ago when, in company with a leading Nonconformist, I canvassed the town and neighbourhood for the purpose of having one and the same day fixed for harvest home services by all denominations, it was then resolved to have them in the future on the most convenient day in October preachers have for some time been engaged ror Thursday, the 6th of October. But so far as the town is concerned we will gladly do so, and hope to have a glorious day of real thanksgiving to God the Giver of all good things, without any sham and nonsense." The 29th instant was, therefore, unani- mously adopted. We heartily endorse the Vicar's sentiments, and hope that the whole town will unite with one accord in the joyful celebration of harvest home." RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND PREACHERS. -The order of the services and the preachers at the various places of worship for next Sunday (15th Sunday after Trinity) are as follow Parish (St. Collen's) Church Holy Communion (plain) at 8 a.m. Matins at 10 30 Processional hymn, 224; office hymn, 303 hymn before sermon, 166; offertory hymn, 298 Holy Communion (choral);! introit, I am the Giving Bread; services, Woodward,'in E flat hymn after consecration, 223. Evenson at6: Processional hymn, 179 office hymn, 273; hymn before sermon, 271; offertory hymn, 223. Rev. Enoch Rhys James, B.D., vicar; Rev. D. tCarrog Jones, B. A., curate. „ St. John's (Welsh) Church (Abbey-road) sermons at 1" du a.m. and 6 p.m.. Llantysilio Church English services the first Sunday in the month at 10 30 a.m. and 3 15 p.m., other Sundays 3 15 p.m. Welsh services at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A., vicar. English Baptist Chapel (Penybryn) sermons at 10 30 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Thomas Whittle, Madeley. Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: sermons at9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Robert Hughes, Lodge. „ English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street): sermon at 11 15 a.m. by the Rev. Dr. Raby, Llangollen, and at 6 p.m. by Mr. J. P. Richards, Llangollen. Welsh Baptist Chapel: sermons at 9 30 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. D. Williams, pastor. Welsh Wesleyan Chapel: sermon at 10 a.m. by the Rev. W. Davies, pastor, and at 6 p.m. by Mr. E. R. Parry, Llangollen. Congregational Chapel (Church-street): sermons at 10 a-I £ 1, and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Owen Evans, D.D., London. Mission Room (Brook-street) sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p-m. by the Rev. J. P.Davies, M.A., Chester. THE LLANGOLLEN CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT. -On Thursday, September 8th, a grand concert was held by the Llangollen Choral Society, in the Assembly Rooms, the proceeds being in aid of the fund for enabling the choir to compete at the Llan- dudno Eisteddfod. The chief attraction of the evening was no doubt the performance of the two choruses, "Du w sydd Noddfa," and "Come unto Him," which were set down as the competitive pieces at Llandudno. The rendering of these pieces by the choir, which numbers about 100 mem- bers. under the able leadership of Wr. W. Williams (Pencerdd Berwyn), was in all respects most admirable, and elicited the universal applause of the audience. There was a remarkably good attendance, every seat being occupied, as also was a large portion of the standing space at the back. The accompanists were Miss Jennie Davies (piano- forte) and Mr. F. P. Dodd (harmonium), both of whom as usual performed their task with their usual rare skill and ability. The programme was as follows :-Chorus, Glory to God,"Band of Hope Choir, conductor Mr. Levi Roberts song, "Y inilwr dewr," Mr. J. Richards; song, "Y Plentyn a'r Gwlithyn," Mr. J. Eaton; song, "Once upon a time," Miss Sally Davies, Cefn, encore The Gipsy Maid chorus, Iddo Ef," Band of Hope Choir song, Man-o'-war's Man," Mr. J. H. Davies song, Tears," Miss Maria Williams song," The Bugler," Mr. Llew Jones, encore, The Diver;" song, "Ave Maria" (Gounod), Master Redfern, London violin obligato, Miss Ada Fell anthem, "Come unto Him (Gounod), competitive piece, Llangollen Choral Society. Second part: Chorus, "Duw sydd N oddfa" (J. H. Roberts), competitive piece, Llangollen Choral Society solo violin," Tarantella" (Joachim Raff), Miss Ada Fell; song, "Every bullet has its billet," Mr. Arthur Edwards song, Dream-stars," Miss Sally Davies song, Cwymp Niagara," Mr. Llew Jones duet, "Love and War," Messrs. H. Jones and James Williams; song, Miss. Jennie Davies song" Death of Nelson," Mr. J. Williams finale, "God save the Queen," audience. Miss S. Davies's songs were capitally rendered and very warmly received, while Mr. Llew Jones, as in every previons appearance of his on a Llangollen plat- form elicited the most unqualified demonstrations of approval from the audience. The performance of the competitive pieces by the choir gave ample tokens of the rigorous training which they have for the past few months undergone, and the very favourable effect they produced upon the audience augured well for the success which it was heartily hoped would crown their endeavours at Llandudno in the following week, INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION ON A SMALL SCALE. —John R. Jordan, for eleven years a scholar under the Llangollen School Board at Vron, having entered Oswestry High School in January last by obtaining a North Wales scholarship, together with an exhi- bition at the High School, has succeeded in passing the Oxford local examination, recently held at the Oswestry centre. The youth is under fifteen years of age, and is deserving of encouragement. THE BIBLE SOCIETY.—The annual meetings of the Llangollen auxiliary branch of the Bible Society were held in the Assembly Hall, Llangollen, on Monday. The English meeting commenced at 3 o'clock. Major Tottenham was announced to preside, but for some reason unexplained to the audience, he was absent, and Mr. Ralph Darlington, at a very short notice, ably acted as his substitute. The meeting was opened with a portion of Scripture and prayer by one of the students of the Baptist College. Mr. Darlington having made a brief and appropriate introductory speech, Mr. Rowlands, the indefatigable secretary, read the report for the year ended Dec. 31st, 1886, which was as follows :— Receipts Balance in hand, £11 Is. 3d. collected in English meeting, £ 1 10s. 3d. Welsh meeting, 17s. lOd.; Bible boxes, Mrs. Jones, Dolafon, 2s. 6d.; Miss S. A. Edwards, Chapel House, 5s. 7d. Mr. E. Ernest Jones, Is. 5d. collections through the district, £ 18 10s. 2d. sale of books, £ 21 Is. 8d. total, £ 53 10s. 4d.—Payments: Assembly Room, 17s. 6d. bellman and bill posting, 3s. printing, a2 Is. Od.; commission on selling books, Y,2 2s. 2d carriage of books, 12s. remitted to Parent Society, £25; for books, £ 22 2s. 5d. balance in hand, 12s. 3d. total, C53 10s. 4d. The accounts were audited by Messrs. James Clarke and Gomer Rowlands. The Rev. Professor Morris having given an able speech, the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Dr. J. Cynddylan Jones, the deputation from the Parent Society, the speaker taking as his subject the Bible Society, its work and its aims, which he treated in a most eloquent and impressive manner. During the course of his address the speaker stated that 2-21 million copies of the word of God had been distributed throughout Wales alone through the medium of the Bible Society. A collection was then made, and on the motion of the Rev. D. Williams, thanks were accorded to Dr. Jones for his excellent address, and by the latter to Mr. Darlington for his able conduct in the chair. We regret to state that the attendance was very meagre. The meeting was brought to a close by singing the doxology.—The evening meeting was announced to take place at 7 o'clock, but for some unaccountable reason the proceedings did not com- mence until fully half-past seven. Shortly after this time the chair was taken by the Rev. David Williams, Baptist minister, who called upon the Rev. W. Foulkes to read and engage in prayer. After an appropriate opening speech by the chair- man, Mr. Rowlands read the report, a synopsis of which appears above. The meeting was then addressed by Mr. Edward Foulkes, relieving officer, and afterwards by Dr. Cynddylan Jones, the deputation, who took as his subject-the Principles of the Bible Society, as they were shown in its name. It was a British society, thus aiming at supplying Bibles for home use, and also a Foreign Bible Society, thus embracing the world. This address was a most able and eloquent exposition of the principles of the society, and during its delivery the speaker was frequently and warmly applauded. The meeting was brought to a close in the usual way.
CORWEN. A PATRIARCHAL WEDDING.-On Monday two persons were married at Corwen by Mr. T. Edmunds, deputy I registrar. The bridegroom and bride were each seventy-two years of age. The best man was seventy-five and the bridesmaid was seventy-nine years of age.
LLANDRILLO. BENEFIT CONCERTS.—Benefit concerts are an- nounced at Llandrillo and Llandderfel, in aid of the fund for ex-P.C. W. Griffiths, whose dismissal by the Chief Constable of Merioneth has been the subject of discussion in the House of Commons. His dismissal is greatly regretted by all parties in his own district, for he was regarded as an exemplary officer, and possessing a character altogether above suspicion.
WREXHAM. clh \iriTzis's TTairvns —Th^se hoiinds injjfc at Cottage Gorse, Bangor, on Wednesday. Foxes were plentiful, but none were killed, and a visit paid to Emrai. Woods, had a similar result. At Caenant, however, two were killed, and a third chased to the Wyches. Amongst the numerous company present were Sir Watkin and Lady Wil- liams Wynn. THE NEW RAILWAY.—A most favourable report anent the Wrexham, Mold, and Connah's Quay Railway is published, and on Tuesday the Hawarden loop line was commenced, and a large number of navvies are at work upon the extension. At Wrexham everything is ready for the Government Inspector, upon whose visit all things wait. SERIOUS STABBING CASE.-At the police court, on Monday, a rough-looking character named Philip O'Neill, recently working as a navvy on the new railway, was charged with stabbing an old soldier named John Judson. Prosecutor was stabbed in eight different places, the wounds being mostly on his breast and back, one dangerously near the jugular vein, and another near the heart. The prosecutor lies in a very precarious state, and the prisoner was remanded for a week.
CAERWYS. DEATH OF A FORMER INHABITANT.—It is with a feeling of sincere regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Joseph S. Williams, of Llandudno Collegiate School, who for some years resided in this town. The deceased gentleman had been on a holi- day to Trefriw, where he was overtaken by illness, and expired on Wednesday week. Deceased was well known and highly respected in the neighbour- hood of Caerwys, where his hospitality and generosity endeared him to all with whom he came in contact-rich and poor alike-and his untimely end will be greatly regretted by his numerous friends in this locality. He was for many years a vice-chairman of the Holywell Board of Guardians, and at Llandudno, he acted as deacon of the English Presbyterian Church. He leaves a widow and family of three sons I and two daughters, who will have the warm sympathy of all in their severe bereavement. The interment took place on Friday at Llandudno.
HOLYWELL. DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT OF TRAMPS.—At the Holywell Police Court on Wednesday, John'Lee, 21, of Prescot, Lancashire; and John Walsh, 21, of Killingworth, were brought up in custody, the former for begging and assaulting an old man named Ralph Stephenson, cellarman at the River Bank Brewery, and the latter for attempting to rescue Lee from the custody of the police. It seems that the prisoner Lee, who evidently belongs to the tramping fraternity, called at the Brewery on Tuesday afternoon, and demanded some beer to drink. Stephenson refused to give him any, where- upon he assaulted the old man in a disgraceful way. He was afterwards apprehended by P.C. Davies, at Greenfield. He became very violent, and the difficulty which the officer had in arresting him was increased by the efforts of the other prisoner, Walsh, to rescue him. Ultimately Lee was hand- cuffed, and together with Walsh brought to Holywell and locked up.—Prisoners were remanded till Friday, when Lee was sent to jail for one month, with hard labour, and Walsh fined 40s. and costs, and in default of paymeut was sentenced to one month, with hard labour. THE TREASURE SEEKER AGAIN. The man Owen'Parry, whose peculiar conduct at Ffynnon- groew a short time since attracted considerable attention, is again in the custody of the police at Holywell. It will be remembered that about three months ago Parry deserted from the Manchester Regiment at Ashton-under-Lyne, and came to Ffynnongroew, his native place. He there gave out that while serving in Egypt he dreamt that under a tree on the Gronant-road a mass of treasure lay hidden. In company with several men, whom he had impressed with his story, he commenced excavations on the spot, but needless to state found no treasure. He was eventually taken into custody as a deserter, and handed over to the regimental authorities. They, finding him evidently the victim of mental aberration, dismissed him on a pension of 7d. a day and he has since returned to the home of his childhood, where his eccentric proceedings have again been the object of considerable curiority. In view of his mental condition it has been found necessary to place him under protection, and on Thursday he was removed to Denbigh Asylum,
COLWYN BAY. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. Thomas Evans, residing at 52, Virgil-street, Liverpool, arrived at Colwyn Bay, accompanied by his daughter, on Saturday, by the 10 p.m. train, on a visit to his son, Mr. John Evans, watchmaker. When he reached his destination he appeared in his usual health. After speaking a few words with his son, he fell forward, and before Dr. Davies, who was sent for immediately, arrived, life was extinct. Deceased was the oldest sailmaker in Liverpool, and had been 31 years in the employ of the Cunard Line.
RHOSYMEDRE. DRUIDS' FOOTBALL CLUB.—The annual general meeting of the above club was held at their club house, The Eagles, Rhosymedre, on Tuesday last, and the affairs of the club turned out to be in a very satisfactory state for instead of being in debt, as is generally the case at the commencement of the season, they have a very fair amount of cash in hand. It was decided to compete for the English and Welsh cups. Mr. Wm. Jones proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Messrs. Meredith and Jones, who he said had worked most energetically and con- ducted the business of last season in a very efficient manner. This was seconded and carried unanimously, and they were re-elected to their respective posts for the ensuing season. Clubs desirous of fixtures. or players wishing to join, should communicate at once with the hon. secretary, Mr. John Meredith, 53, Chapel-street, Rhosymedre.
RHYL. FATAL ACCIDENT AND SUDDEN DEATH.—.ON Monday Mr. W. Davies, coroner, held an inquest on the body of a little boy about 3 years old, son of a party named Balton from Burslem, staying at 15, East-parade. The child had fallen from a window three storeys high, and was killed instantly.—Also on the body of a person named Mr. Blockly, from Coventry, staying at the Institution, who had died suddenly on Sunday night. Verdicts of Accidental death" and Death from natural causes" were found. PICKPOCKETS AT RHYL.—Several people, mostly visitors, have of late complained of having their pockets picked on the Parade near the band-stand, and on Wednesday a woman was detected and caught in the act of pocket-picking. She has been for some time staying at a house in Sussex-street, accompanied by several children. It is rumoured that about half a dozen stolen purses were found on her.
CONWAY. ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY OF ART.—There is an increase in the attendance of visitors at Plas Mawr, Conway, the home of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, where the great picture lent by her Majesty appears to be the centre of attraction. The exhibits generally are a great advance on last year, and the council of the academy are to be congratulated on the tasteful manner in which the rooms are decorated for the comfort of the visitor. It does not appear to be generally known that Plas Mawr is an old mansion, built in the 16th century by Robert Wynne, son of John Wynne, of Gwydir, and uncle of Sir John Wynne, the historian, and subsequently became the property of the Mostyn family. Many of the ceilings and walls are replete with old carvings and curious heraldic designs. The arms and initials of Queen Elizabeth, together with those of Dudley, Earl of Leicester, occupy conspicious places, together with the date 1576. These ancient rooms are supposed to be some of the finest and most complete specimens of this class of work to be found in Great Britain, and to the archaeologist and antiquarian they form a veritable Eldorado. It is said that Queen Elizabeth slept there in a certain oak-panelled room with a deep way window. Its windows are all old diamond- pane lattices, its floors are sunken and uneven, its ceilings heavy with massive beams, over the door- way is an ancient porch, quaintly and grotesquely carved. Here and there the ivy, like a warm garment to comfort it in its age, wraps its green leaves round the time-worn walls.
RUTHIN. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—On Friday harvest thanksgiving services were held in St. Peter's Church. The Very Rev. the D3an of St. Asaph preached in the morning in English,, and the Rev. J. Lloyd, of St. Asaph. in the evening in Welsh. instead ot tne Rev. D. Grlmaicti Davies, M.A., curate of Corwen, who was prevented from attend- ing by the sudden death of his child. The shops in the town were closed for the services. WILFUL DAMAGE.—A correspondent writes :— To reduce the number of the police in Ruthin at this period would be undesirable, when we hear of a man being half-murdered on the highway, tennis grounds being entered into and the net stolen, rails broken, and the whole damaged to such a degree that Mr. Walmsley, the prison governor, has offered a reward of £ 2. It is hoped the offenders will be brought to justice. ASSAULT.—On Saturday night, as Mr. Edward Davies, of Well-street, was proceeding along the Llanbedr-road with a lady, he was pounced upon by a party of young men, who cut his lip through, knocking several of his teeth out, and otherwise disfiguring him in a most brutal manner, apparently without the slightest provocation. Mr. Davies had been at the entertainment given in the Town Hall by" Our Boys Company," and was walking quietly along the road, when in a dark portion of the way these men, he thinks about fifteen, fell upon him and abused him in such a manner that he had to be attended by Dr. Jenkins. Six of the men he knows, and the matter will be investigated by the magistrates. POLICE COURT, Monday week.-Before the Rev. the Warden, Captain Cole and Dr. Jenkins. Seenc in Court.—Alleged Sunday Trading.—A number of people were charged by P.C. Bagshaw with being on licensed premises, viz., the Machine Inn, Ruthin, on Sunday, the 28th ult.. Mr. Osbert Edwards appeared for some of the defendants, and Mr. Edward Roberts for the licencee of the house. The charge against John Williams, Llanrhydd, was first gone into, P.C. Bagshaw stating that about 7 45 a.m. on the day in question, he found the defendant in the brewhouse of the Machine Inn with a pint measure of beer before him, half full. The defendant drank the remainder of the beer in witness's presence. Witness did not know that the defendant was employed at the Machine Inn. He saw five men going to the house from a house on the opposite side of the road, where he was watching, and where he and another constable were concealed for the purpose. P.C. Hughes (Llanarmon) gave corroborative evidence.—John Williams, called on his own behalf, said that he had gone in to the Machine with some two men who were strangers, and who lodged there. The landlord had refused to serve him with beer. He did ssrve the two strangers. Witness did not get any beer at all. He was not at the Machine the previous night.-Robert Jones, another defendant from the same neighbour- hood, was then tried. Bagshaw stated that he saw this defendant running from the Machine to the street. Witness said to him, It is too late," and the defendant replied that he had been offering some mushrooms at the house. P.C. Wynne gave corroborative evidence.—The name of Daniel Jones, Derwen, Llanerch, was called next, but he did not appear, and it was decided to go on at a later stage of the proceedings in his absence.—Elias Roberts, Llanrhydd, was next charged. Defendant admitted being at the place, but stated that he was there doing his work. Bagshaw stated that he saw this defendant coming up from the cellar of the house with a quart measure full of beer. Defendant told him that he was there doing his work, cleaning boots, &0. Witness had seen him about the house on several occasions, but did not know that he was employed there. This defendant was put in the box, and said that he was at the house cleaning spittoons, &o. He saw some of the other defendants there. His master sent him to the cellar to get beer for himself, and he brought it up, and his master and the two strangers drank it.—The case against Daniel Jones was then gone into, Bagshaw stating that he saw Daniel Jones come out of the house and go up Rhos-street, with something under his coat. He came back, and he found he had a quart bottle on a table near him. Witness asked what he was doing, and he said he was bringing home a bottle that he had on the previous night.— P.C. Hughes said that he had seen this defendant at Llanarmon, when he said I like to be copped,' and I have been copped properly now.—John Williams, the landlord of the Machine, was then called, but after a few questions had been put to him, he suddenly fell down in a fit.^ Dr. Jenkins attended him, and although he partially recovered in about fifteen minutes, the doctor said that he could not again be put in the box, and all the cases were, therefore, adjourned for a fortnight. BKUnaSMMCMi