+ OBSERVATIONS FROM CASTELL DIN AS BRAN. I don't know, Mr. Editor, how much importance you attach to dreams, nor how much I would interest your reader by relating one of my own. There is something about this particular vision which makes it difficult for me to shake it off and that is my only excuse for narrating it. There may be among your readers some second Daniel, who will be able to interpret it. Without beating any more about the bush. I shall begin. One night, not long ago, rather earlier than usual, I felt a strange drow- siness come over me, and in a few minutes I was safe and sound in the arms of Orpheus-what a gentle nurse he is Some time during the night- there is no clock in the land of Somnia-I found myself living in the year 2,81)7. We hear a great deal about being abreast of the age, but here was I a thousand years in advance I was surprised to find that things had not changed in their external appearance to the extent one would think. I was naturally proud to see that my dignified abode, Castell Dinas Bran, had weathered the storms and vicissitudes of the millenium, and looked little or none the worse. The Vale of Llangollen was as much the Queen of Vales as ever and I felt an old passion take hold of me—an irresistible longing to court the muse and in our wooing rambles on Mount Parnassus weave such a poem that would be a fitting crown of immortality to the Queen of Valleys. As I entered the town. I became conscious of a great change. I knew it must be the same, and yet it was not the same. It was the same in the sense that the Dee was the same. for it continued to flow with its own serene majesty, but the crystal waters which constituted the river had changed myriads of times. So it was with the town itself-it was the old Llangollen, and yet it was entirely new its inner life seemed to have been transfigured. I had not lived here a week-I need not tell you that one may live a twelve-month in a dream of five minutes -before I said to myself, Well, at last, I have found the ideal and the actual united in the golden bonds of wedlock—here is a real Utopia I was, of couise, in the midst of strangers but in observing the countenances of the Llangollenites of the 29th century. I could read unmistakably the spirit of the golden rule, Do ye unto others as ye would have others do unto you." The various reli- gious churches were still in existence. and in a flourishing condition, but they had learnt the simple lesson of agreeing to disagree they differed as much as ever in opinion, but they were beautifully united in spirit. The word proselytizing" was not to be found in their dictionary. It had long ago become obsolete, because the thing itself had been cleared out. There was no longer room for the ugly cut-See how those Christians hate each other for I actually saw the Vicar and the Noncon. ministers grazing together. You may not like the word graz- ing, Mr. Editor, applied to such lofty personages, but you must remember that I am relating a dream. and I must be faithful to my vision. The Urban Council was also at the head of muni- cipal aifairs and in my dream I saw that it was composed of sterling stuff. They were all men of rare ability, high culture, and sound principle. They enjoyed the full confidence of the ratepayers, for they had all climbed to their lofty positions, not because they loved the "sweets of office," but because they had the true benefit of the whole community at heart. Wire-pulling and cliqueism were entirely unknown. To avoid all squabbler with each other, and with outside gentlemen, they had signed a Treaty of Arbitration. They were all governed by a spirit of sweet reasonableness," and when they had any cheese to divide, they always managed it without the aid of the fox. I noticed particularly one thing which characterised the Council, and which called forth my warmest admi- ration, viz.. the great care and economy with which they handled all public money. They had not become intoxicated with self-conceit, or any other inebriating spirit; they were always sober-minded, conscientious, and ever ready to sink all personal interests in the public weal. Such was my dream, Mr. Editor, and while I was, revelling in the glories of my Utopia, I was rudely called back to the Llangollen of the 19th century by some earthly noise about a hundred yards from my Castle.-Yours, wide awake, GUTTO NYTH BE AX.
+ LLANGOLLEN SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PLAYGROUND QUESTION. At the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. J. Herbert Roberts asked the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education if he could state what was the nature of the inspector's report who was sent in June, 1S96, to interview the Llangollen School Board as to the acquisition of land for a playground scheduled in an Act passed the previous year and whether the change which took place in the views of the Education Depart- ment between September. 18%, and March, 1897. as to the quantity of land required in the interests of educational efficiency was brought about by any new evidence being submitted as to the require- ments of the school in question.-Sir John Gorst replied that the inspector reported that more play- ground was required, and advised that the Board should be pressed to acquire the whole of the land scheduled. The answer to the second question was in the negative.
♦ THE LOCAL MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN. SATURDAY.-The quotations were- s. d. s. d. i s. d. a. (I White Wheat 4 6 to 4 9 :Trout 0 0 to 1 0 Red Wheat 4 3 to 4 6 Soles (each) 0 0 to 1 4 Milling Barley 3 9 to 4 3 Plaice ditto o 6 to 0 7 Oats (2251bs.)' 12 0 to 12 6 iOod Fish(lb.). 0 4 to 0 6 Beans (i401bs.) 15 0 to 16 6 !New Potatoes 0 0 to 0 3 Beef (lb.) 0 to 0 8: Potatoes (m're) 2 0 to 2 6 Veal 0 7i to 0 9 (Onions (lb.) 0 0 to 0 1-J Mutton 0 7i to 0 8$Apples (lb.). 0 0 to 0 0 Lamb 0 8 to 0 9 Gooseberries 0 4 to 0 6 Pork .OOtoOOWinberrie.s(qt.)OOtoOU Fowls (couple) 40 to 5 0 Strawberries do 0 0 to 0 0 Geese (lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Raspberries do. 0 0 to 0 0 Ducks (couple) 5 0 to 6 0 Currants ditto.. 0 0 to 0 0 Turkeys (lb, 0 0 to 0 O Plums(lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Pheasitntsibrc.) 0 0 to 0 0 Mushrooms (lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Hares(-sach). 0 0 to r, o Butter (lb.) 0 0 to 1 3 Rabbits (each) 0 10 to 1 0 Tub Butter 0 11 to 1 0 Salmon (lb.) 0 0 to 1 6 Efjgs 16 to IS Cora Is OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.-Wheat.4s 4d to 4s 83 per 75 lbs barley, 2s 9d to 4s 4il per 70 lbs oats, 12s 6d to 13s6d per 280 ibs.; butter, Os 9d to Os lOd per lb. eggs, 17 to 18 for a shilling; fowls, 5s 6d to 6s Od per couple; ducks, 6s Od to 6s Od per couple; rabbits. 2s 2c1 to 2s 4d. WREXHAM, THUBSDAT.—Wheat, 4s 4d to 4s Sd per 75 )bs.; barley, 2s 6d to 4s 4d oats, 2s Sd to 2s 8d butter, Os 0 1 to Is Od per lb.; eggs, 16 to 17 for a shilling; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s 6d to 6s Od per couple potatoes, (old) 2s Od to 2s od per measure. LIVERPOOL CORX. TUESDAY. —Wheat, quiet, reds about a I d, whites-jd under Friday. Quotations, No 1, Californ- ian, 6s Hd to 6s 5id. Chicago & Northern, 6s 9d to 6s 10-M. Beans, nr,changed-Saidi, 23s od to 23s 3d. Peas.-4s 2jd. Oates, slow—white. 2s 7id to 2s 9^d yellow black, 2s 3-Jd to 2s 4id. Flour, sixpence under Friday.
WM. P. UILLIAMS, MONUMENTAL WORKS, MARKET STREET AND BERWYN STREET, LLANGOLLEN. Headstonos, Monuments, Tombs, etc., in Stone, Granite, or Marble, at Lowest Prices, consistent with First-class Workmanship. Wreaths, Crosses, Globes and Stands. Marble Clippings for Graves. Stones re-set and cleaned. Inscription Cut. Great variety of Headstones from X2 upwards. MONUMENTS, TOMBS, MENTORIA-L TABLETS FONTS, BUSTS, and MEDALLIONS, TO ORDER, IN GRANITE, MARBLE, LIME, YORKSHIRE, AND OTHER STONES. R. JACKSON Wishes to inform the general public that he is able to compete with any similar firm as to quality of material, price, and workmanship. PRIVATE ADDRESS: 13. WEST STREET. WORKS :-22, CHAPEL STREET.
THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION. MEETING AT LLANGOLLEN. A meeting of the general committee in con- nection with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration was held on Tuesday evening to receive the report of the executive committee with regard to the Ceryg-v-Llan scheme and to arrange for the festivities on Jubilee Day. Mr. Ralph Darlington presided, and among thos,4 present were the Rev. J. S. Haworth, Messrs. J. Nanson, J. Rowlands, W. Pencerdd Williams, E. Foulkes-Jones. Edward Evans, R. LI. Baker, E. M. Parry, J. W. Tanqueray, J. Edwards, E. D. Jones, James Clarke, R. LI. Hughes, Trevor Lloyd Jones, Henry Ninnis, T. Hughes, T. Aneurin Jones, etc. On the motion of Mr. John Rowlands, seconded by Mr. Baker, it was decided to add the names of the three following members of the Urban District Council to the executive committee :—Messrs. W. P. Williams, M. H. Roberts, and Edward Evans.-The chairman then proceeded to make a general statement. explaining what had been done by the general committee to bring the Ceryg-y-Llan scheme to its present state. They had been met very handsome- ly by Mr. G. LI. Dickin, who had made them a conditional gift of four yards all along his property. They had also been generously treated by Messrs. Tanqueray, who had offered to decorate the path at their own expense. The condition of Mr. Dickin's gift was that the Urban District Council should undertake to maintain the path in an adequate manner in perpetuity, and he wrote stating that he must have something more tangible than a mere assurance that the Council would maintain the outcome of the committee's labour in an adequate manner before he ratified his agree- ment to the scheme. That day they had received an undertaking from the Urban District Council which he thought would meet Mr. Dickin's conditions.-On the motion of the Rev. J. S. Haworth, seconded by Mr. Nanson. a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Messrs. Tanqueray for the generous way in which they had met the com- mittee.—The chairman stated that no definite answer had been received from Mr. M. H. Roberts as to what he intended doing with regard to the scheme, and Mr. J. Rowlands was deputed to wait upon him to bring his answer before the committee that evening.—The secretary then read a pro- gramme of the festivities for the day, which included tea for all children in school and under fourteen in the town and Eglwyseg, a dinner for all poor over 60, sports, bonfires and balloons, sweets, buns, and oranges for the children, and it was estimated that 470 would be required to defray the expenses.—On the motion of the Rev. J. S. Haworth, seconded by Mr. Clarke, it was carried that C70 be allocated towards the festivities.—On the motion of Mr. Joseph Nanson. seconded by Mr. H. R. Olley, it was decided to ask the lo^al corps ur- volunteers, tic friendly societies, ana title different so&ools to join in the procession on Jubilee Day. The following com- mittees were then appointed :—Musical committee, Messrs. W. P. Williams and J. Nanson procession committee, Messrs. E. M. Parry, J. Nanson, J. Rowlands, and the headmasters of all the schools feasting committee, Messrs. Clarke Foulkes, E. D. Jones, T. Charles Davies, R. Ll. Hughes, and C. W. Richards sports committee, Messrs. H. Ninnis, J. F. Maginnis, R. Ll. Baker, Harvey Birch, and Dr. R. Drinkwater. On the motion of Mr. Trevor Lloyd Jones, seconded by Mr. E. D. Jones, it was decided that an urgent request be made to the tradesmen and general public of Llangollen to do the necessary bunting, and undertake window and other illumina- tions on Jubilee Day. On the motion of Mr. Nanson, seconded by Mr. Clarke, it was decided that the trustees be approached with a view of transferring the surplus money from the late Royal celebrations to the committee for the purpose of the permanent memorial.—Mr. Rowlands, after his interview with Mr. M. H. Roberts, reported that Mr. Roberts was not willing to give the land. nor willing to sell the land, nor was he willing to let the land except at a nominal rent. He was willing to meet the committee so far as to make an agree- ment that he would let the land, but whenever he or his successors wanted the land back, they would bind themselves to pay compensation to the town. -Mr. Foulkes-Jones said the Council had passed the resolution that afternoon on the understanding that all the landlords were giving the land in perpetuity to the town. He was certain that unless the land was dedicated to the town the Urban Council would not consent to maintain it.—Mr. Rowlands said Mr. Roberts had stated that he could not have his hands tied. He had appealed to him to make a new departure—(laughter)—and to make a step in the direction of making himself one of the happiest men in Llangollen. (Hear.) He believed it was their duty now to call a public meeting for the public to see what was their position, and to ask for the advice of the town on the matter. He thought the whole affair should be made public, and he for one did not see how they were to go on with the scheme under those circumstances—Mr. E. M. Parry seconded the motion that a public meeting should be held.—Mr. J. Edwards thought that the matter should be adjourned for another deputation to wait upon Mr. Roberts. He thought matters could be arranged satisfactorily.-It was decided that Mr. Rowlands and Mr. Edwards should once more call upon Mr. Roberts.—On the motion of Mr. Foulkes- Jones, seconded by Mr. Haworth, and carried by a small majority, it was decided that two funds should be opened-one for the permanent scheme, and the other for the Jubilee Day's festivities. At Ruabon, it is intended to celebrate Jubilee Day by giving the children and old people a tea The occupants of the Alms Houses and deserving poor will be entertained. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., proposes giving a treat to all his employes, their wives, and families, at Wynnstayon Jubilee Day. Mr. W. Parry, headmaster of Acrefair Schools, assisted by the other head teachers, Mrs. Kirkham Jones and Miss Jones, has decided to give all the scholars a tea. together with medals on Jubilee day. We understand that some of the other schools in the district propose to follow the example. At Carnarvon it is proposed to introduce a dis- tinctly Welsh service. A choir of one thousand voices, accompanied by a full orchestra, is being organised, and a public service will be held in the evening in the Pavillion, and addresses given on -1, The purity of the Queen's character, and her fidelity to constitutional methods 2, the extension of popular, civil, and religious privileges, and the just administration of public institutions during her Majesty's reign 3, the religious revivals and social progress of Wales during the reign; I, the lessons of the reign for the coming generation.
DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TAES DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEAS The Popular Tea of the Day, Dainty and Delicious.
THE MILITIA ENCAMPMENT AT LLANGOLLEN. JENNY JONES'S LAMENT. SOME TIME AFTER. With apologies to The May Queen."] "WAKE and call me early, call me early, mama dear, To-morrrw will be the saddest day of all the sweet New Year, To-morrow will be the weepiest, very weepiest day, For the M'litia 're going away, mama, the M'litia 'regoing away. I know that I shall pine and fret, and look quite worn and old, For my heart was stormed and captured by those warriors free and bold So wake me earl.v, Mama dear, wake me at break of day, I must be up in time to see the M'litia going away. To-morrow, when the sun declines, he will not leave behind The crimson sash, the sword's flash, nor yet my peace of mind There'll be an end to all the games, the teas, and dances gay, For the M'litia 're going away, mama, the M'litia're going away. I must stand to see them go, mama, down by the Station wall, When the sun has just arisen, behind the Castle tall The Captains and Lieutenants, each one of them I know. And I want to see them once again, just once before they go. The sparrows 'mid the chimney pots will hail the dawn with glee, [for me But twittering birds and blooming flowers have lost their charm The dear good times have ceased to be, but ever in my mind Will live the thoughts of scarlet coats and music on the wind. I cannot bear the cruel wrench, I know 'twill wreck my maiden peace, With woe my brain will twirl and whirl, and never, never cease, Until that Greater Camp I seek, far out beyond the West, Where th'tents are pitched eternal, an'Tommy Atltins isat rest The results at the annual spores held at the Abbey Fields yesterday week were as follows :— 100 yards' race—1, Private W. Hutton 2, Privates Newton and Tweeney (dead heat.) Old Soldiers' Race (18 years' service)-I, Private J. Ellis; 2, Sergeant R. Slater Quarter Mile Race—1, Private J. Tweeney; 2, Private W. Hutton 3, Private W. Huson. Tug of War—Winning teams, F Company and D Company. Open Half-mile Race—1, Williams; 2, Peters; 3, Da vies. (Williams from locality.) Officers' Race—1, Captain Price, A Company. Obstacle—1, Private W. Hatton; 2, Private T. Tweeney; 3, Private W. Roberts, G Company. Staff-Sergeants'Race—1, Colour-Sergeant Smith 2, Sergeant Keay; 3, Sergt. W. Palmer. Band Race—1 and 2, the two drummers respectively. Lance and Bucket competition—1, Gavan and Palmer; 2, Fanlaw and Hill; 3, Wagner and Holley. Mile Race—1, Private W. Hutton; 2, Private H. Jacks 3, Private Nicholls. Open Quarter Mile (boys under 14)—1, G. Jackson; 2, Ed. Richards; 3, John Roberts. The second entertainment given by the com- mittee, which has kindly undertaken to enliven the militiaman's stay at Llangollen, was held on Monday night at the Assembly Rooms, when a set of bronzed and merry faces filled the room, and made the rafters ring with their choruses. Mr. Nanson again presided, aud warmly welcomed the men, bidding them to enjoy themselves to there utmost. Among others present were the officers, headed by Lieut.-Col. Wakeman, the Rev. H. Jones, vicar of Llangollen, Messrs. C. W. Richards, R. S. Richards, C. Everitt, Dr. R. Dinkwater, etc. A lively series of songs, bone solos, by Privates Hunt, Wilkes, Nock. Cooper, Bugler Morgan, Sergt. Keys, Sergt. Edwards. Messrs. Hughes and Thomas, were hugely enjoyed, the bone solo of Private Nock being unanimously voted very clever. At the close of the performance, after refreshments had been served round, Mr. Nanson expressed great pleasure at meeting them all once more, and he hoped they would endeavour to visit beautiful Llangollen once again. Might he be allowed on behalf of the (own to express their grateful thanks to the colonel and officers of the battalion for their kindness in sending their band to the town so often. It had been a great source of pleasure to himself and to scores of others to listen to them, and he thought it was only right that some expression of their gratitude should be given.—Lieut.-Ool. Wakeman said how gratified the officers and men were at the reception-kind and warm as it was—which they always received at Llangollen. Owing to ill- health. he had not been able to be with the regiment during the last two previous years. He had been told if tie wanted thoroughly to enjoy a training, to join them at Llangollen that year. Speaking on his own behalf, he could not come to a prettier spot, and on behalf of the battalion, he might say how thoroughly pleased they were with the kindness shown them by the people of the town, and it would surely not be owing to their own lack of endeavour if they failed to come back there another year. Cheers were given to the entertaining committee, which consists of Messrs. R. S. Richards, J. S. Shaw, J. Nanson, and H. Ninnis, and after the singing of the National Anthem, the men dispersed to their quarters. The ball given by the officers of the 3rd Shropshire Light Infantry on Wednesday night, at the Royal Hotel, Llangollen, was one of the most successful ever given in the vicinity. The rooms. which Mr. J. S. Shaw has added to the hotel, served admirably all the purposes of the ball, and the elegant and beautiful manner in which they were decorated gave them a very brilliant appearance. Major Scott was in charge of the arrangements, and everything was carried out to everybody's satisfac- tion. The rooms were draped and festooned with art muslin in amber and white, and were occasion- ally relieved by flowers. A marquee.was fitted with comfort, and luxury on the lawn for sitting out purposes. The decoration and fitting of the rooms were undertaken by Messrs. Morris and Hughes, under the superintendence of Mr. E. M. Parry, and the result was a complete success. A splendid supper was prepared by Mr, J. S Shaw, which gave every satisfaction. The music was supplied by the regimental band, aided by some outsiders. The guests invited by the officers of the 3rd Shropshire were as follows :—Mr. ana Mrs. Spencer and party, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and party, Mr. and Mrs. Best and party, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Edwards and party, Mr. and Mrs. Coster Edwards and party, Mrs. and the Misses Edwards and party, Mr. Aveling Tanqueray, Mr. and rs. C. W. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Richards, fs- and the Misses Barker, Mrs. Richards, i s Edwards, Mr.. Mrs., and the Misses Burke V\ ood. Mr. and Mrs. F. Jagger, Mr. Glynn. Dr. h. JJnnK- water, Misses Gifford, Mrs. and the Misses Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lovett and party, Colore a i Cary,, Colonel Cary and officers, ;>3r v. r Bard, Mr. N. E. Tidy, Captain and ^r.^Mo £ £ party, Captain Raduliffe, Major and Mrs. itcairn Campbell Colonel Wilson and ofceers2ord RD Major-Gen., Mrs., and Miss Braine, Capt Auckland Hood, A.D.C., Mr., Mrs., and Miss Spenceir P^ps, Captain and the Miseg Shaker ley. ^rnV(Z ° J Mrs. and Miss Wingfield. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes and party, Colonel and Mrs. Henry Howard. Yeomanry Headquarters, Col. Howard an Captain and Mrs. Pocklington, Bargor-i s-Y-Coed, Captain and Mrs. Touzel an p y» am, General Schreiber, Mrs. and the Ml se ™ «, Col. Piatt and officers, 4th R.W.F.. J™von Ml88 Cross, Miss Hughes-Parry, the Rev. H Jones and party, Mrs. Pecker and party, Major and Mrs. Patchett and party. ■' h»pn The '• battle of Llangollen has b-en fought and —woe to the conquered—won. Llangollen is, 0r oulht to be, in the hands of a bos^ army, and if the enemy had not been called up fen lunch, the 8tron°- battlements of Castell Dinas Bran would have been seized, and its defenders put to the sword The battle has fortunately been bloodless, one casuality only being reported-one 0f the attacking party being disabled in coming down the Velvet-hill. Our war correspondent witnessed the greater part of the combat but less fortunate than fome of the on-lookers, though thinking it Ve. pretty, did not exactly know what it all meant. it appears that two companies of the militia, formed, yesterday morning, a lJne of out-posts, covering Llangollen arid Dmas Bran, while a party, con- sisting of four companies, attacked from the Corwen and Glyndyfrdwy side, forming a chain of sentries, with an advance guard in the centre. The parties met at the camp, where the firing was somewhat deafening, and made the surrounding hills re-echo with the shock. About 12 30, the attacking party carried all positions with a brilliant dash, and the other out-posts were driven back. It was re- marked by some caustic on-lookers that bad" Tir- dwn Tip" been magically removed to Berwyn, it would have proved an uusurmountable barrier to the attacking party, however strong in numbers. Perhaps the commander-in-chief of the defence will in future take account of the excellent material of defence which this tip, especially in summer seasons, affords against those who wish to enter the valley from either side. Yesterday afternoon, a large number of towns- people assembled at the Abbey Field to witness the inspection, in review order, by Colonel Carey, com- manding the Shropshire Regimental District, and the march past. The men seemed to be in the very pink of condition, and were complimented upon their appearance by the inspecting officer. The regiment leaves the encampment on Satur- day morning.
CORRESPONDENCE. [WE d) not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our o ^respondents.—ED. 3RD SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY: A SUGGESTION. 7'o the Editor of the "Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,—Taking a good deal of interest in the Military Encampment at the Abbey, it cannot but afford me and all others much pleasure to learn that the militia have conducted themselves like men, not a single complaint being made, so far as I am aware, against them. Such being the case, I am most anxious that the 3rd Shropshire should leave behind the best impression possible on the minds of the whole of the inhabitants, arid-I cannot think of a better means to attain that end than that the battalion should follow the example of the 23rd Royal Welsh, and march through the town on the morning of their departure, headed by their band. May I humbly suggest that the colonel be approached on the subject by the local committee?—Yours, itc., -ED. MORGAN. THE PUBLICAN AND HIS UNINVITED GUEST. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-I think a great deal too much has been made of that report about "death traps" written by a silly Birmingham boy. There are "death traps" every- where. The writer himself is surrounded by them every street he walks, and every stair he ascends, but I suppose he does not walk into them as that foolish girl did. Wise people, when they see or know of traps, avoid them. These Birmingham chaps are poor hands at taking care of girls next time they come they had better leave them at home. Youths and maidens are thoughtless and giddy when out on an excursion, and I dare say that the river episode was not the only thing they ought not to have done that day. But it was very wicked to write such a letter. Such characters require watching, and for such tom-foolery they ought to be prosecuted. I do not know who they were, but I suppose they could see and read, and they ought to be smarted for trespassing on prohibited ground. There is one point in the affair which is not touched by any of your correspondents, and that is, the cruel and inhuman conduct of the publican. This is a much more serious reflection on our neighbourhood than all its death traps put together. Here is a respectable young lady who has the misfortune to fall into the river until she is thoroughly drenched. The nearest house is a tavern, and where more natural to take her? And the house is licensed to be an accommodation for the public, for the occupier is a publican, and the house is a public-house. They could by law have demanded entrance and attention, and to receive both was a very serious consideration to the young lady. Anyone with a spark of humanity would have been glad to render any help, but to be denied and turned out in language that was neither classic nor elegant is a disgrace to our district. I do not remember having ever come across such scandalous conduct.-I am, &c., —DIOGENES. June 2nd. THE GLYNDYFRDWY SCHOOLS: A SUGGESTION. To the Editor of the Llangollen, Advertiser." Sir,—Anyone reading your report of the Corwen School Board's last meeting, must have been alarmed at the price, £ 480, which Major Tottenham asked for about half-an-acre of land, upon which to build a new school. Such a figure can only be termed exorbitant and prohibitive! The School Board are not to be held responsible for the position in which they find themselves. The suggestion to build a new school has come from Whitehall more than two years ago. This was met by erecting an infants' room (already much too small), thereby curtailing the available playground. A demand now is made for additional playground and offices, &c. This is estimated at about £200. Under the circumstances, the Board deemed the erection of a new school to be the better course to pursue. Hence the negotiations for the purchase of the necessary land, with the result as stated above. Landowners in the surrounding districts have readily given land for the same purpose, and also for chapels, as instanced at Glyn- ceiriog, Llanarmon, Llansantffraid G.D., and at Corwen, land was recently acquired upon very favour- able terms for the erection thereupon of the new Board Schools. In this notable year of the Diamond Jubilee, it was hoped that similar treatment would be extended towards the Glyndyfrdwy School. Besides this, it is well known to many that a most interesting event in connection with the Plas Berwyn family will take place in the early fall of the year. But now for the suggestion. It is decided to build a new school-would it not be wise to consider the desirability of having one school for the village, and make it an efficient one. Two schools in a village of about 600 inhabitants is quite an anomaly. If such a scheme could be arranged amicably, it would bring no small relief all round. Management affairs, &c., could be easily arrived at to suit all parties concerned. There is yet another cogent reason for making a serious attempt in this direction. We refer to the recently completed scholarship scheme which is in connection with the Board School. Children attend- ing the National School are effectively debarred from competing for this. This at least is well worthy of serious reflection. Hoping this will be the means of drawing attention to the matter, and of ultimately arriving at the wisest decision.-Yours, -M. H.
JStrtbs, carnages, anD Deaths. BIRTHS. May 31st, the wife of Mr. Thomas Roberts, n, Hall- street, Llangollen, of a son. May 27th, the wife of Mr. John Hanaby, 6, Bank- top, Llangollen, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. May 25th, at the Baptist Chapel, Glyndyfrdwy. bv the Rev. David Williams, Llangollen, in the presence of Mr. D. P. Davies, registrar, Thomas, son of Mr John Roberts, carpenter and coach builder, Llangollen, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. David Jones Anchor Inn, Rhosymedre. As this was the first marriage solemnized in the above chapel, a handsome family Bible was presented to the young couple by Mr. W. C. Williams, acting for the church. June 2nd, at the Moss Side C.M. Chapel, Man- chester, by the Rev. W. James, B.A., assisted by the Rev R Ernest Jones, Barmouth (brother of the bride), Mr. E. lies, 197, Lee Bank-road, Birmingham, to Hattie, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Jones, 106, Dacy-road, Liverpool, late of Llandyn House, Llangollen.. May 29th, at Fron Chapel, Denbigh, by Mr. E. Mills, registrar, Mr. Issac Jones, Pen-Ion, Nantglyn, to Annie, daughter of the late Mr. John Jones, Rhyd-goch, Groes. Bylchau. DEATHS. May 28th, aged 62, at Arfon House, High-street. Rhosllanerchrugog, Mr. John Jones. May 27th, aged 37, Mr. George Wilkinson, 38, Ash- road, Oswestry. May 25th, aged 78, Mr. John Morris, Trefonen.
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.—It may be of assistance to many of our readers to know that the proprietors of Beecham's Pills is prepared to supply copies of the National Anthem, with the new approved wording for the second verse, with instrumental accompaniment, lithographed on good paper, to heads of schools and choirs, for the use of children and others, free and carriage paid. A HINT TO HOUSEKEEPERS.—All good house- wives must be anxious to secure the best possible results at the least possible costs, and, for the making of their bread, pastry, cakes, &c, they cannot be better advised than to use Borwick» Baking Powder. The manufacture of this whole- some article was commenced shortly after the accession of the Queen, and for more than fifty years it has taken the lead-a proof of its. excellence.
As announced in our advertising columns, special services will be held in the Zion Wesleyan Chapel, on Sunday next, when two sermons will be preached by the Rev. Richard Roberts, of London. Special hymns will be sung by the choir. i Mr. W. Jones, Lynncroft, Forestgate, London, has just made a very pleading gift of a pair of beautiful brass candlesticks for the Altar to St. Thomas's Church, Glyndyfrdwy, as a Jubilee offering. The same gentleman last year presented to the church a very handsome jewelled brass cross. Anniversary services were held at the Jubilee Wesleyan Coapel. Llangollen Road, on Sunday. when sermons were preached in the morning by Mr. W. A. Evans, and in the afternoon and evening by the Rev. W. Mellor, Wrexham. There were large and appreciative congregations. Special preaching services were held on Sunday and Monday at Rhosllanerchrugog, in connection with the opening of the new chapel, which has just been erected mid-way between Rhos and Johns- town, to the memory of the great Welsh preacher the late Rev. William Williams, of Wern, who for many years was minister of the Congregational churches at Wern and Rhos. The new chapel, which contains seating' accommodation for about 400 persons, cost nearly £ 1,500. The architect was Mr. G. Gummow, of Wrexham, and the contractor Mr. John Davies, of Ruabon, The ministers officiating at the opening services were the Rev. R. Roberts (pastor of the Bethlehem Church. Rhos, of which the church worshipping at the Memorial Chapel will be a branch), R. P. Williams (Llan- dudno), T. E. Thomas (Coedpoeth), T. Roberts, (Mold, secretary of the Denbighshire and Flint- shire Congregatianal Union), and 0. J. Owen (Ponkey). Preaching services are to be held in the new chapel every evening throughout this week. It is announced that the Archdeaconry of Wrexham, vacant by the preferment of Dean Howell of St. David's has been offered to the Rev. Chancellor Richardson, rector of Corwen, and that the living of Gresford, void from the same cause, has been offered to and accepted by the Rev. E. A. Fishbourne, rural dean and rector of New- town. The new archdeacon intends to resign the rectory of Corwen, in order that he may have all his time and energies for his new work. Canon Richardson was ordained in 1853, and is a Welsh- man by birth, language, and sympathies. He was appointed domestic chaplain to Viscount Hill in 1875, rural dean of Edeyrnion in 1881, and canon of St. Asaph, and prebendary of Llanefydd in 1892. From 1880 to 1892 he represented the diocese as Proctor in Convocation. Mr. Fishbourne was minor canon and succentor of Llandaff from 1871 to 1882. and from the latter year up to 1890 rector of Llandy^sil, Montgomeryshire. In 1890 he became rector of Newtown, and during his incumbency he has re-organised the National schools, greatly improved the position of the church, and earned a reputation as a conscientious, hard-working priest. Some remarkable scoring was witnessed on the Wynnstay Range, Ruabon, on Thursday in one of the Bisley competitions when Quarter Master Samuel, of the C Company lst.V.B.R.W.F. compiled the excellent total of 99 points out of a possible 105. The distance were 200, 500 and 600 yards, and seven rounds of ammunition were fired at each distance. Quarter Master Samuel has on other occasions made very high scores, but the one made on Thursday is a record for Ruabon. the following being the exact score :—200 yds., 4,5,4,5,5,5,5,—33 500 yds., 5.5,4,5,5,4,5,—33 000 yds., 4,5,5.5.5,5,4,— 33 total, 99. At a parish meeting, held on Wednesday night at Cefn Mawr Board Schools, it was unanimously decided to authorise the Parish Council to apply for a loan of £ 225 for lighting purposes, in accor- dance with the Watching and Lighting Act. It is proposed by the council to erect several additional lamps in the course of the present year, which, it is considered, will prove an immense boon to the district generally. Mr. W. Parry, chairman of the Parish Council, presided. -+- Mr. J. H. Cadwaladr. late stationmaster at Bala, has been presented with a handsome marble clock and a pair of bronze ornaments by his friends and well-wishers on his removal to the station- mastership of Llangollen. Mrs. Cadwaladr was at the same time presented with silver table and dessert spoons and forks, and Miss Cadwaladr with a gold brooch. --+-- At the Corwen Board of Guardians, on Friday, Mr. J. O. Pugh. chairman, presiding, it was decided to grant extra relief to the amount of Is. 6d. to every recipient of out-relief for the week in which the Diamond Jubilee Day falls. It was also decided to provide a treat for the inmates of the Workhouse on Jubilee Day, and that they should on a subsequent day be taken to Llangollen in waggonettes. Mr. Gladstone, on Wednesday afternoon, declared open for public use the new vehicular bridge across the river Dee, connecting Cheshire and Flintshire. On naming the structure the Victoria Jubilee Bridge, he said the improvement of communication between different portions of the country and different races of mankind was one of the most prominent features of the nineteenth century. He thanked God for the great improve- ment which had taken place within his recollection, because the increased facilities of locomotion conferred, not only material benefits, but immense moral advantages. The more closely we were drawn together, the better we should be able to comprehend the great business and science of life. The Rev. Morgan Daniel, B.D., has been ordained pastor of Salem Independent Church, Bangor. The Rev. Benjamin Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church at Denbigh has resigned, and he will shortly remove to Llwynhendy. It is understood that the Bishop of Swansea (Dr. Lloyd) will shortly become suffragan to the Bishop of St. David's (Dr. Owen). The death is announced at Utica, U.S.A., of the Rev. T. T. Evans, a Calvinistic Methodist minister, and a native of Trefeglwys, at the age of 70. The name of Mr. C. R. Jones, of Llanfyllin, whose father was the founder and first editor of the Dysgedydd, is mentioned in connection with the chairmanship of the Welsh Congregational Union for next year. The Rev. W. Perry, superintendent of the Llan- ymynech Primitive Methodist Circuit, has received a unanimous invitation to superintend the Ellesmere Circuit for the next Connexional year, and he has accepted the invitation. The Rev. J. Spinther James, M.A., of Llandudno, has resigned his position as secretary of the North Wales English Baptist Union. He intends devoting his time to his work on the History of the Baptists in Wales," together with the history of the Ancient Cymric Church. The Rev. G. Hartwell Jones is preparing a book in Welsh on the Eastern Churches. It contains inter alia a Welsh translation of the Patriarch of Constanti- nople's reply to the Pope. Mr. Jones has been in correspondence with the Patriarch, who has authorised the translation. The Rev. Emanuel Roberts, Welsh Wesleyan minister now stationed at Treharris, South Wales, has passed the probational minister's second year examination with first class honours, a distinction but seldom gained. Mr. Roberts was born at Llan- santffraid, near Corwen, and is the son of Mr. Maurice Roberts, Penygroes, Carnarvonshire.