LOCAL AND DISTRICT. The Rev. H. Rees requests us to state that the announcement of his appointment as minister of the English Baptist Church at Llandnndod Wells is premature. -+- The G. W. R. Co. announce that they will run excursions to Bermingham Cattle, Poultry and Dog show from Corwen and Llangollen also to London, &o. For dates aad time reference may be made to our advertising columns. Mr. C. H. Mills, who has received a fresh app- ointment. announces that he will give a farewell organ recital at the Parish Church, on Sunday night next. His many friends will wish him succ- ess in his future career. At Rehoboth Literary Society meeting on Mon- day evening, Mr. David Hughes, Hill-street in the chair, two very able and interesting papers were read Mr. Evan Lloyd. Mill-street, took as his subject. I. The late Dr. Edwards, of Bala;" and Mr. Alun Jones, Castle-street, The advantages of an early religious training." The speakers that followed included the Rev. W. Foulkes, Messrs R. E. Roberts. Wm. P. Evans, and David Jones, Regent- street. The papers were well listened to by a good audience. Suitable premises have recently been obtained to meet the requirements of the formation of an institute in connection with the members of St. David's Church, Vroncyssylltau, and yesterday week ftlr. R. F. Graessar, C.C., J.P. (Argoed Hall), pre- sided at the inaugural meeting when it was decided on the proposition of Rev. D. Jenkins B.A. (curate), seconded by Mr. David Roberts, that the club should be named St. David's Church Club." The chair- man, in a suitable address, spoke of the benefit of the social movement and promised hearty support. Rev. D. Jenkins hopedthe keynote of the proceedings Would be that of Christian brotherhood. Mr. Graesser was unanimously elected president and Mr. W. H. Johns vice-president, Mr. H. W. Johns was appointed secretary, and Rev. D. Jenkin" treasurer. A strong working committee, constituted of prominent members of the church, was chosen, and further details were fully discussed. The Premises, which are situate near the Shropshire Union Canal basin, are being fitted up to ensure Comfort and amusements, and in addition an excellent billiard table has been obtained. Already a large number have patronised the club lightly and everything augurs for a successful career. The annual meeting of the Cefn and Rhosymedre auxiliary branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held at the Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Cefn Mawr, on Friday evening. Despite the energetic efforts that had been made by publishing the meeting,the attendance was rather disappointing. Some interesting particulars were furnished the important work of the society hitherto but little known generally. The society not only translates, prints, publishes and distributes biblical works in 340 languages, but also acts as a great missionary society, and has become a bulwork of Protestantism all over Europe. This society works also among Romanists, members of the Greek Church and non-Christians, and has issued twice as many translations in the last eighteen years as were brought out during the whole of the eighteen centuries previous to the year 1804. Rev. W. Oliver Williams presided, and Mr. Griffith W. Hughes, G. and L., the painstaking secretary, *ead the annual report. The total receipts, £ 15 7id., showed a slight decrease of 6s. 4|d. 2 oompared with the previous years' statement, ev. D. Edwards, M.A.. the secretary of the ortb Wales District, who represented the parent society, gave an interesting and instructive address °n the great work of the society. Addresses were ~8<> given by Revs. W. Newnes (Rhosymedre), and Parry (Yroncyssylltau), and a vote of thanks wa.8 passed on the motion of Rev. J. Charles, and Seconded by Mr. B. Butterton, which brought 2?.. interesting meeting to a close. Miss Annie 'illiams is the present treasurer having succeeded her father, the late Mr. J. Williams (Acre House), to that position. -+-- Rev. D. Lloyd presided over a good attendance ylespite the inclemency of the weather) of mem- frs of Llangollen Literary Society on Wednesday ^ghfc, the entertainment being of a purely musical puaracter, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. ~radwin Parry, whose grand baritone voice was heard to great advantage, sang to English and Welsh words, and was encored. Miss Lucie received similar compliment for two violin solos, and Miss laud Jones maintained her high reputation in the anous selections she gave, one being" Love was nee a little boy." Votes of thanks were accorded r- Wilfrid Jones and others who had taken part, Particularly from Wrexham also to the Rev. D. •^oyd and Mr. H. R. Olley. Mr. E. H. Lloyd presided over a crowded eeting in connection with the Penllyn Literary on Monday, when, after the chairman's dress, Mr. R. Jones sang Bwthyn yr Amddifad," Paper was read by Mr. Edwin Hughes on Segur- °d y mecUjvid a'i effeithiau," •' Y bwthyn yn wla< was sang by Mr. G. Griffiths, Mr. • Morris Jones gave a recitation, and Mr. John E. sang Y bachgen dewr," after which Mr. T. chft nes rea(* a PaPer on The face as an index of sin r.ac^er'" and the proceedings concluded with the J lleuad dlos," by a party led by Mr. 'Tones. All who took part did their work Messrs. D. Roberts and Son offered for sale by P "lie auction, on Friday afternoon last, at the -Hotel, several lo s of freehold building land, gj. frontages to Princess, West and Market- ^V8?8> and adjoining the river Dee. The land, buihv was described as forming one of the best Va .ln £ sites in Llangollen, was offered in lots iQtJln^,from 244 to 598 square yards. It may be jjjQ^sting to note that there has, perhaps, been ail e controversey respecting this land than had land in Llangollen, and this may have the •SOrnet^in? to do with the large attendanc and ].and f r-8Sfc evi.nced in the sale. Lot G, a plot of Varrl ac'n§' Princess-streed, containing 4(50 square 6d Was ^rst offered. The bidding started at 2s. priced ^ar^> an(% eventually rose to 7s., at which at 7a 1«jWas w.itbdrawn, but was afterwards sold for wV> ^ss Williams, Post Office, Newbridge, iKotri Crford. of the firm of Messrs. Evans, c°ntaiS ant! Wrexham, appeared. Lot 7 and thnmg 268 s4uare y^s facing Market-street 8°ld trfiw^0'3086^ new street was next put up and lot s • ^■ort°n at 6s. 6d. per square yard firT Slni^ar Plot, wes sold to the same bidder at sq'ua,. per squa«"e yard lot 9, containing 598 distjo /ard> adjoining the.]a*t two lots, was StlUar °f t0 same PUI'.cllaser at 7s- 6d. per streefc6 ^ari^ > 1°^ a facing the proposed new 244 square yards, was likewise lots 2@ o n Morton at 5s per square vard; P*mCeK« ^nd 4 W6re withdrawn; lofc facing 11 "Was nntlt and containing 419 square yards. ■nuare Tahrr >if "V R H°shes' sa,1,iler' at '7s P8r all 116 sale was a very satisfactory one LWoll^SPtCt-S' Messrs- c- Richards and Sons. Oiir ln« tile solicitors for the vendors! B°ard sJK?*8 ^ay remember that in the School the am0m^ V^Spectin° a portion of the land the amOunt awarded was 7s. 6d. per square yard. The order of services and preachers for the various places of worship of Llangollen and ne gh- bourhood for next Sunday are as follows The Established Church English services a,re held in the Parish Church as follows:—Holy communion every Sunday and Saint's Dav ar. s a.m. Matins and holy communion (fall choral on first) on the ft;.s., and third Sundays in the tnouth a- 11 "LUJ.; matins and litany on the second and fourth Sundays in the month; matins only on the fifch Sunday. Sunday school at 2 30; children's servicj and catechising at 3 30 p.m., and also baptisms (if any). Evensong and sermon at 6 p.m. Daily prayers at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.—St. John's (Welsh) Church-. Sundays, mirins and sermon at 10 30 a.m., except on the first Sunday in the month, when there is litany and holy communion. Kvensons and sermon at 6 p.m. Weekday services on Thursdays at 7 p.m.—St. David's Chapel, Vron: Sunday, matins and sermon at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 2 p.m. Holy commnnionon the second Sunday in the month.—St. Mary's Chapel, JSghcyseg: Sunday Sobool at 10. 30 a.m., evensong and sermon at 2 singing practice at 6 p.m. Hoiy communion on the last Sunday in the monih. — WM r, the Rev. liy. Jones, B.A.; curate, tho Bav. D. Lloyd, B.A. Uantysilio Church: Sn^lisU oervicos every bun Uy at 11 15 a.m.; also from July to September (ir¡¡;lcHivd) ui, 3 15 p.m. Holy Communion on isc sJuad^f m cho m) Hih Welsh service at 8 Holy Communion 011 3rd Sunday in the month. Bev. J. d. Jones, B.A. (OanLlI,iJ.}, vicu,< St Thomas's Church (Gt-iyndytrdwy): Welsn sorvica and sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 2 p. U1. Woisti BerTioe(serni'jn) ac6 p.m. Holy Communion, Sunda.v in t.hst ¿Q(\u.,h. Rev. John Kvans, vicar. Rehoboth Calvinistic ilethodist Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. Lsaac Bavsas, Glynceiriog. English Baptist Chttpel (Abbey-road): sermons ac 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. O. Williams, Cefn Mawr. English Wesleyan Chapel (Martec-street): ser>a ms at, 11 8..W, and G p m. by [he itev. J. Price, Llangollen. Nelsh Baptist, Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m., and 6 p.m. by the Rev. D. Williams, pastor. Welsn Wosleyan Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and I) p.m. by the Rev O. Lloyd Davies, Liverpool. Congregational Uhapel (Church-street): sermon at 10 a.m. and ö p,m. by Mr. Geo. S. Griffith, Llangollen. viission Room (Brook-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and tj p.m. by the Rev. E. Isfryn Williams, t'ontc.yssylltau. Yroncyssylltau Congregational Chapel (Zion): sermon at lOa. m. by the Rev. tiuwParri, pastor, and prayer meeting at 6 p.m. -+- A splendid concert was given in Khosllanereh- rugog, on Monday evening, in aid of the Hill- streec Presbyterian Church. The artistes were Mr. Ben Davies, Mr. Emlyn Davies, R.C.M., Miss May John, R.A.M., the Rhos Male Voice Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Wilfrid Jones, R.A.M.; Mr. Dan Evans and Mr. Caradoc Roberts gave examples of masterly organ playing, and the latter shared the pianoforte accompaniments with Mrs. Parry, Birkenhead. The Rev. R. Williams presided. --+-- At a meeting of the members and friend's of the Young Men's Friendly Society in the St. Paul's Mission Church, Acrefair, on Tuesday evening, an interesting lecture on a "A visit to the Isle of Man" was delivered by Mr. Robert Edwards (Cefn Mawr) to a large and appreciative attendance. Mr. J. Coker Jones successfully manipulated the lantern, and numerous excellent views were exhibited. The usual votes of thanks terminated the meeting. At a convened meeting held at Glan'rafon Chapel on Tuesday evening, it was unanimously decided to institute a branch of the Young Men's Christian Assoeiation at Llangollen. The travelling secretary for Wales, the Rev. R. D. Thomas, Chester, was present, and,, in a rousing and encouraging address, set before the meetiug the aims of the Association, and the advantages to derived there- from Mr. Wm Edwards, in proposing the instuting of a branch of the Y.M.C.A., remarked that he deeply felt the need of a society in the town similar to the one brought under their notice so ably by Mr. Thomas. Mr. Austin Williams second- ed, and noted that a society so well known as the Y.M.C.A., ought to be popular and successful in the town. Mr. Willie Edwards, Dee View, was appoint- ed secretary, and all christian young men wishing to join the society will kindly communicate with him. The meeting was concluded with prayer, after a vote of thanks had been accorded to e gentleman who promised the free use of a suitable room. --<)- An excellent lantern entertainment was kindly given by Messrs. G. M. Tune, Cefn, and F. Vizetelly, Vroncyssylltau, in the Calvinistic Methodist Mission Room, Cefn Mawr, on Tuesday evening. The room was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the large number of beautiful views which were exhibited attracted considerable attention, and were very highly appreciated. The scenes depicted com- prised miscellaneous views throughout North Wales, and many interesting architectural speci- mens of Yorkshire abbeys and cathedrals, and concluded with reproductions of photographs of the 'recent Soudan war. Hearty cheers resounded on the exhibition of "The Sirdar" and "The Guards." The pictures were admirably described by Mr. J. W. Jones, Cefn Mawr, and vocal solos were rendered at intervals by Miss Emily Wright, Cefn Mawr, and gained much applause. Mr. W. D. Evans, Acrefair, capably acted as accompanist, and the lecturer and those who assisted were cordially thanked. A pleasant evening terminated with the singing of a hymn. The English Wesleyans of Cefn Bychan, whose energetic efforts cannot be too highly estimated, held their annual missionary meetings on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday special sermons were delivered by Mr. F. G. Dunford, Gresford, to large congregations. On Monday evening a largely- attended public meeting, which was attended by the Rev. J. R and Mrs. Ellis, who have recently returned srom extensive missionary labours in India. The meeting commenced with devotional exercises Jed by the Rev. J. W. Millward. Llan- gollen. Mr. Davies, Beehive, occupied the chair, and introduced Mr. and Mrs. Ellis. The latter during the proceedings sang hymns In the Tamil tongue, and was rewarded with no inconsiderable applause. The Rev. J. R. Ellis, who was enthus- iastically received, in an instructive address related many interesting reminiscences of his experiences amongst the natives of India. Subsequently, after a collection in aid of the Foreign Missions, the Rev J. Warren Millward addressed the meeting and read the annual report.
Sir Johu Fowler, Bart., a famous engineer, died on Monday night. One of the greatest of his works- which he carried out in conjunction with Sir B. Baker —was the stupendous Forth Bridge. A Coroner's jury which sat on Friday at Llangerniew to investigate the circumstances of the death of Mrs. Davies, of Bryn Tirion, an old woman who had died from injuries caused by blows with an axe, returned a verdict of wilful murder against the husband. At Llanrwst Police Court on Monday David Davies was charged with the murder of his wife, Catherine Davies on October 29. Evidence was given by a large num- ber of witnesses, and in reply to questions from the Bench it was stated that the prisoner had been suff- ering from insomnia and softening of the brain. He was committed for trial at the Denbighshire Assizes on the capital charge A serious railway collision occurred early on Satur- day morning on the line of the London and North-Western Company at Basford Hall Junction, a mile and a half south of Crewe. A light engine with tender and guard's van, on its way from Stafford to Crewe, had been stopped by signal. An empty meat train, consisting of 41 waggons, ran into it at a fast speed. The driver of the empty train, who was killed on the spot, is supposed to have mistaken the signals. The signal was clear for the train on the fast line, but was closed against his own train, which was on the slow line. Only the driver was killed, but four people were badly injured. The line was covered with wreckage. The limited mail which leaves Eustom at ten o'clock at night for Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle, and the North was pulled up, thanks to the promptitude and presence of mind of a pointsman. within two hundred yards of the place of collis;n, Had it been otherwise the disaster would have K-cu of a very terrible character. The Cheshire Coroner, Mr. H. C. Yates, opened the inquest on Monday of William Lovatt, the evidence was taken of the signalman and others, and the inquiry was then ad- journed to admit of the attendance of the injured persons.
CONCERT AT VRONGYSSYLLTAU. A highly interesting benefit concert in the Board Schools, V roncyssylltau, culminated in a pronounceci success on Monday evening, the proceeds being in aid of Mr. W. S. Davies, a faithful member of the Carmel Baptist Chapel, who has suffered a long illness. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. R. F. Graessar, the Rev. D. Jenkins, B.A. (curate of Vron), presided over a crowded and appreciative assembly. In a few introductory remarks the chairman spoke of the kindly feeling existing between the inhabit- ants of Vron to one in need. The programme opened wit'i a recital, The selling of the slave," given by Mr. Wm. Edwards, Cefn Mawr, in commendable style, followed by a well-executed pianoforte solo by Miss Grace Gill. Miss Maggie Foulkes, Llangollen, gave a very effective rendering of Rwyu mynd," and gained much applause, as also did Mr. J. Ryland George, Cefn Mawr, for his rendering- of Alone on the raft. Miss Caroline Thomas, Cefn Mawr, a rising soprano, was heard to considerable advantage in her version of Waving the white kerchief." An excellent rending of "The flower's message" was given by Miss Nellie Lettsome, Llangollen, and The charge of the Light Brigade" was recited by Mr. John Evan». The baritone solo, "The land of the Eisteddfodau," was sang by Mr. Owen Davies, Llangollen, in finished style. An extremely creditable rendering of the chorus, We are the young soldiers." was snng by the Vron Juvenile Choir numbering about 40 voices under the leader- ship of Mr. James Davies. The succeeding items were as follows :—Song, "Pa le mae'r Amen," Mr. J. Ryland George; vocal duet, "Gipsy Countess," admirably sung by Miss Lettsome and Mr. Owen Davies who responded to a deserving encore, and replied with My little child;" vocal trio, God be merciful," Miss Hughes and Messrs. J. R. George and Levi Jarvis, Cefn Mawr, who obtained much appreciation; song, "The anchor," by Mr. Owen Davies sacred solo, "The Holy City," in which Miss Lettsome was heard to remarkable advantage. Mr. John Wright on behalf of Mr. and Mrs W. S. Davies thanked all for their kindness and a very enjoyable concert terminated with the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, led by Messrs. Owen Davies and J. R. George.
0 WESLEYAN METHODISM AT GLYNCEIRIOG. Yesterday week, the memorial stones of a new chapel for the W dsh Wesleyans were laid here. The erection of a new chapel has been made imperative by the increasing membership, and the enlarged congregation, combined with a successful Sunday School. The services have been held for the last four years in the Board Schools, and when the question of the erection of a chapel was mooted, the idea was favourably received, and the necessary steps for securing one were at once taken. The chapel, (which will be built of stone, most kindly given by Mr. F. E. Rooper) is designed by Mr. 'R. F. Jone", architect, Llangollen, and the contractor is Mr. Morgan Jones, of Oswestry. When completed the chapel will seat about 120, and the cost is estimated at £ -180 to £ 500. Underneath there will be a large schoolroom, and at the gable end there will be a vestry, with a storeroom and cellar below. Towards the cost of building, a sum of k-400 has been obtained already, including £ 180 from the Nsrth Wales Wesleyan Chapel Fund. The proceed- ings on Thursday began wiih the singing of the hymn, Gosod babell yn ngwlad .Gosen," and after a portion of scripture had been read by the Rev. J. Felix, of Oswestry, the Rev. O. Madoc Roberts, of Llanrhaiadr, offered prayer. Stones were tnen laid by the Rev. O. Madoc Roberts on behalf of Mr. J. Lioyd Jones, Llanrhaiadr, aud Mtss Annie L. Davies, Oswcstry, after which Mr. Samuel Davies, of Oswestry, gave a short address. Master John Wesley Felix, laid the next stone. Mr. David Roberts, laid one on behalf of the Wesleyan Church of Llanarnaon D.C. the remaining two being laid by Messrs. Jacob Morris an i Thomas Griffiths, of Glyn, Each of the stone-layers was presented with a handsomely boundBible. An appropriate address was given by the Rev. Hugh Jones, chairman of the North Wales District, and after the singing of a hymn, the Hov. W. J. Jones, Llansilin, closed the ceremony with prayer. Tea was then partaken of in the Calvinistic Methodist Schoolroom, and in the evening the Rev. Hugh Jones preached an able an eloquent sermon to a large congregation in the Baptist Chapel, from 2 Petr i. 5—11. The days' effort realised about £ 60.
<>-— PROCTOR AND RYLAND'S ROOT PRIZES. We have received from Messrs. Proctor and Ryland, of Birmingham and Chester, the judge's award in the forty-ffifth annual competition °for the prizes offered by the old-established firm for swedes and mangolds grown with their special prepared manures. Notwithstanding the unfavourable season for the development of the root crop, it will be noiiced some heavy weights have been recorded in the classes for swedes, the first three prizes going to crops weighing over forty-two, thirty-nine and thirty-nine tons respectively. Naturally, the mangolds have stood the drought better than the other crops, aud upon these the judge—Mr. H. J. Cat tell, of Marston Hall, near Birmingham, who inspected and weighed the heaviest of the competing crops—remarks, that the mangolds as a whole were most extraordinary crops, especially the first and second prizes, weigh- ing eighty-five tons, the quality of which could not be surpassed. lhese weights speak well for the value of the fertilizers supplied by this well-known firm. Appended are the judge's awards:- DISTRICT No. 1.—CLASS A.-Five acres of swedes, grown with Messrs. Proctor and Ryland's special prepared manure, upon any farm within the counties of Hereford, Salop, Stafford, Warwick, Worcester, Gloucester, Berkshire, Hants, Surrey, Oxford, Buck- ingham, Hertford, Bedford, Northampton, and Huntingdon First prize, £ 15 15s., Mr. Levi Lawrence, Mucklestone, Market Drayton, average weight per acre, 39 tons 1 cwt. 1 qr. 201bs., second prize, £ 1010s., Mr. Septimus Timmis, Charnes Old Hall, Eccleshall, Staffs., 84 tons 5cwt. 2qrs. 241bs.; third, £5 5s., Mr. F. H. Sharrod, Cherrington Manor, Newport, Salop, 32 tons 14cw. lqr. 41bs. DISTRICT No. 2.—CLASS B.—Five acres of swedes, grown with Messrs. Proctor and Ryland's special prepared manure, upon any farm within the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland. York, Lancaster, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, Derby, Chester, Flint, Denbigh, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Radnor, Montgomery, and Anglesey First prize, £15 15s.. Mr. J. T. Jones, Llanfiliengel, Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, average weight per acre, 43 tons 4cwt. lqr. 41bs. second, £10 10s., Mr. Thos. Owen, Rhuddgaer, Dwyran, 42 tons 15 cwt. 2qrs. 241bs'; third, £ 5 5s., Mr. R. Williams, Caer Elen, Valley, R.S.O., Anglesey, 39tons llcwt. lqr. 201bs. CLASS C.—Five acres of swedes, grown with Messrs. Proctor and Ryland's special prepared manure, upon any farm in England or Wales First, £ 10 10s., Mr. R. Williams, Bodygadi, Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, average weight per acre, 39 tons 8cwt. 2qrs. 81bs second, £5 5s., Mr. G. J. Roberts, Trefarthen, Llanfair, Anglesey, 37 tons 18cwt. 2 qr. 81bs. CLASS D.-Two acres of mangold wurtzel, grown with Messrs. Proctor and Ryland's special prepared manure, upon any farm in England or Wales First prize, £ 15 15s., Mr. Septimus Timmis, Charnes Old Hall, iicclechall, average weight per acre, 86 tons lqr. 41b. second, £ 10 10s., Mr. A. Hocknell, ewtowii Farm, Audlem, Cheshire, 85 tons 5cwt. 2qrs. 241bs.; third £5 5s., Mr. T. E. Griffith, Gallt Beren, Pwllheli, 72 tons 15 cwt. 2qrs. 241bs.
Mr, Whiteley, the famous shopkeeper of Westbourne- grove, London, is about to convert his concern into a joint stock company. The first shares will be offered to his omployees, the second to his banking customers, and the remainder to his other customers.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL. The Rev. D. Geitho Davies, of Ton-Ystrad has ac- cepted a unanimous call to become the minister of the Saron Calvinistic Methodist Church, near Carno, Montgomeryshire. Having secured a site in the centre of the town, the the Wesleyan Methodists of Middleton propose in the spring to proceed with the erection of a new chapel, at a, cost of over 1'5,000. The Rev. John Evans informed the church at Salem Congregational ChapelonSunday,Colwyn Bay,ofwhich he has been pastor since 1894, that he had accepted an invitation to the pastorate of the Gideon Church, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, and intend to leave Colwyn Bay, in about three months. The Penygroes and Llanllyfni Congregational Churches, near Carnarvon, have sent a unanimous in- vitation to the Rev. E. J. Rosser-Evans, minister of the Brynseion Church, Dowlais, to undertake their pastoral charge in succession to the Rev. J. Mackrett Rees. As protest against the Ritualistic practices in the churches of Wellingborough, the Rev. R. C. Fillingham vicar of Hexton, on Sunday night preached and administered Holy Communion in the Victoria Con- gregational Church, Wellingborough. He announced that immediately he arrived in the town he was served with an inhibition from the Bishop of Peter- borough, but he disregarded it because he thought the Bishop was not doing his duty in regard to the suppression of Ritualistic practices. The financial condition of the Wesleyan churches in the West Indies is occasioning the Wesleyan Missionary Committee in London grave concern. The special commission recently sent out to make inquiry will shortly present their report. Meanwhile Mr. W. P. Hartley, of Liverpool, has. through the President of the Wesleyan Conference, offered to give £500, provided nine other Methodist laymen will each give a similar amount, or if eighteen will give S250 each. This offer is to remain open to Christmas. At the annual reception of the students of the Bala- Bangor Congregational College, held at Bangor, on Saturday evening an address of welcome was present- ed to the Rev. Dr. Lewis Probert, who recently entered upon his duties as principal of the institution. Principal Probert, in reply, said that he and his co- workers on the teaching staff of the College ought to be able to do something, for they had splendid set of studeuts in their classes. He was not only satisfied with them, but was proud of them.-(Applause.) Professors T. Rhys and J. M. Davies, afterwards spoke. Replying to a correspondent the Bishop of Sodor and Man says :—" In reply to your letter asking me whether, in the event of my hope with regard to the cessation of lawlessness in the National Church not being realised, I should be prepared to advocate dis- establishment, I may say at once that I fall to see how the end which I have in view would be furthered by such a step. I think it more than likely, if the present state of anarchy continues, that we shall come to disruption, and in that case disestablishment would, of conrse, quickly follow but I cannot contemplate the want of a recognition of the Protestant religion on the part of the State without grave apprehension for the future of this country."
■» FOOTBALL ITEMS. Local Matches.-The Secretaries of local clubs are requested to send in reports of all matches as early in the week as possible to ensure insertion. THE COMBINATION. EVERTON RESERVE v. CHIRK—At Chirk on Saturday. The home team were short of Mates and Roberts. The play opened fast and exciting, the ball travelling from goal to goal with great rapidity, but neither side could make any impression on the defence, half-time arriving with no goal scored. The second half was similar to the first. S. Roberts missed a grand opening in the Everton goal mouth. Final score:— Everton two goals Chirk one. WHITE STAR WANDERERS V. OSWESTRY UNITED.—At Bootle, on Saturday. Lupton scored from a free kick after 15 minutes' play. Half-time score:—Star one goal; Oswestry, none. In the second half Erning scored for White Star twice, and Peate added a fourth point. The visitors custodian saved a penalty kick. Final score --White Star Wanderers, seven goals Oswestry United, none. WREXHAM v. CHESTER.—On the Wrexham Racecourse The game was an exceedingly fast and exciting one both teams playing a hard game. Grainger obtained the only goal in the first half, and Wrexham led at the interval by a goal to none. The second half was slightly in favour of the visitors, and the Wrexham, one goal; Chester none. THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP. The draw for the second round of this competi- tion was made on Wednesday night at Wrexham. DIVISION 1: Rhyl Reserve v. Llandudno Reserve, Bangor Reserve v. Flint Athletic. DIVISION 2: Stansty Villa v. Erddig Albion, Wrexham Reserve v. Adwy United. DIVISION 3: Druids Reserve v. Ellesmere Rangers, Witchurch Athletic v. Oswestry Reserve. DIVISION 4: Singleton and Coles v. Dolgelley, Llanfyllin v. Aberystwyth Reserve. The first-named club in each case has choice of ground, and the ties have to be played off on or before Dec. 10. DRUIDS v. SMALL HEATH. At this match on Saturday, Small Heath scored 10 goals Druids, none. ELLESMERE RANGERS v. LLANGOLLEN WANDERERS. These teams met at Ellesmere on Saturday in fine but dull weather, before a respectable gathering of spectators. The ball having been put in motion the game for the first ten minutes or so ruled somewhat even. The home forwards eventually tested the visitors' defeuce when Williams cleared with a strong kick. The Wanderers subsequently got away with their charge but back came the leather in charge of Hodnett and Ward. Hodnett centred, and Goderich sent in a capital shot. The Rangers pressing heavily, forced a fruitless corner, but ere the tie was a few minutes older Ward headed the leather into the net. Ellesmere, from ihe centre kick, made tracks for the Welsh fortress, which was captured for the second time by Goderich. A momentary visit to home pastures followed, but the invaders were quickly dis- posed of by Smith and Coffin. Roberts worked the leather to midfield, when Harwood was deservedly applauded for a smart run in, though nothing came of it. Ellesmere scored again before the interval.- Ellesmere, 3 Llangollen 0. The second half proved of an even character, the Welshmen playing pluckily, and several times got through their opponents, but their shots proved on the whole somewhat feeble. The Rangers scored thrice in this half, and the Wanderers retired defeated by six goal to none. The followingh were the teams .'— ELLESMERE. Goal, H. Dawson backs, J. Smith and H. Coffin; half-backs, F. Bremfield, W. H. Jones and J. Garside; right wing E. Hodnett and G. Ward; left wing G. Goderich and E. Bromfield; centre, F. H. Harvard. Linesman, Mr. J. Husker. LLANGOLLEN. Goal, Wesley; backs, Evans and Williams; half- backs R. Roberts, Ellis and Griffiths; right wing, Jones and Roberts; left wing, Thomas and E. T. Roberts centre, Hughes. Linesman, Mr. R. Jones, Referee, Mr. F. T. Evans, Wrexham. CORWEN JUNIORS v. LLANGOLLEN WANDERERS RESERVE. On Saturday, Corwen Juniors journeyed to Llan- gollen, to play their return match. The homesters won the toss, and elected with the wind in their favour. Corwen Juniors kicked off very swiftly, and were soon stopped by J. H. Hughes, who ran the ball up and placed the first goal for the homesters, after five minutes play. The visitors team made a beautiful run, and the outside right gave a sudden shot, which was, however, easily fisted out by the goal-keeper. The same one tried another, but the ball went wide. The ball again was kicked off, and Williams receiviug it from Ellis, headed it between the posts, so that at half-time the game stood, Llangollen, 2; Corwen, 0. J. H. Hughes kicked off the last half, and the ball was by the visitors goal immediately, the goalkeeper having to fist out several good shots. Again the visitors took advantage of the homesters, and ran up, Wesley missed it, and the outside right gave a ticklish shot, which struck the goal-post, and went in. Now the homesters, who were in their best combina- tion, ran the ball down, and J. Roberts placed in the third goal. Llangollen fought the visitors well. Final result: Llangollen, 3; Corwen, 1. Another match will be played on Saturday, at the Tower Field, with St John's Reserve, Rhosymedre. Kick off at 3-15.
TEMPERANCE TALK. As president of the National Temperanco League, the Archbishop of Canterbury has issued from Lambeth Palace a preliminary call to the various national temperance bodies for a World's Temp- erance Congress," to be held in London during 1900. The Rev. R. Mon Hughes gave a very instructive and interesting address at the Band of Hope meet- ing on Saturday, a duet was given by Cassie Hughes and Nellie Jones and readings by Emily Hughes and Llewelyn Jones. A competition, to name the largest number and best reasons for attending the Band of Hope, brought forth such a number of competitors that it was decided to divide them in two competition the first prize in the fir st competi- tion going to Edith and in the second competition the awards will be made next week. A most successful Temperance meeting was held yesterday evening week, in the Memorial Chapel Schoolroom, Abbey-road, under the auspices of the St. Bran G@od Templar Lodge. Bro. Richard Edwards, C.T., presided, aud an excellent programme was sustained by Bros. and Sisters from the Rising Sun and Hope of Cefn Good Templar Lodges. During the evening Bros. Rees. and Clement Evans delivered edifying and instructive addresses. The friends are to be complimented on their new place of meeting, and it is earnestly hoped that this change will be the means of substantially increasing the membership. --+-- The members of the Lifeboat of Chirk Green Lodge of Good Templars paid a fraternal visit to the Rising Sun Lodge, Vroncyssylltau, on Tuesday, when an open session was held and an entertain- ment given. An appreciative programme of vocal and instrumental music was sustained by the visitors. Mr. John Wrilliams (Chirk Green), presided over a crowded assembly in the Board Schools. The following rendered valuable services :—Mrs. Davies, Misses Helena Davies. Turner, Messrs. Walker Evans, John Stokes, John Edwards and others. An amusing temperance dialogue, entitled "The tippling wife and how she raised the wind," was creditably enacted by Mr. John Stokes and party. --+-- As usual, a miscellanious programme was gone through at yesterday week's meeting of the Garth Band of Hope. Songs were contributed by Misses Ellen Jones, H. Roberts, and Mr. J. Roberts; recitations by Messrs. J. A. Williams, and G. Hughes, and Messrs. R.J. Roberts, Stephen Roberts, T. C. Eaton, and J. Ellis; Messrs. J. Owen, P. Griffiths, E. Griffiths, and H. Williams favoured the company with a dialogue, and Messrs. J. Roberts and W. A Eaton with a duet Mr. W. Eilis gave an address, while Mrs. Ellen Ellis and Mrs. J. Owen, and Messrs. Richard Williams, D. G. Morris T. Jones, P. Griffiths, J. Roberts, J. Williams, Arthur Williams, and Evaa Griffitbs delivered short addresses to the chairman. Our correspondent has omitted the chairman's name.
♦ LITERARY MEETING AT GLYN. The first of a series of monthly meetings took place at the Soar (C.M.) Chapel, Glynceiriog, on Monday evening. There was a good attendance. The Rev. Isaac Davies (pastor) ably presided. The formation and arrangements in connection with this meeting were successfully carried out by Messrs. George Evans, J. D. Davies, Hugh Jones, and David Edwards. The meeting opened with the singing of a hymn, after which the president gave and interesting address. The programme was as follows :Song, The coptain's daughter," Mr. E. Jones. Annie Jones. Rhospengwerne, came first, and Mary Lizzie Edwards and Thomas Griffiths (equal) came second for the best recitation open to children under ten yeas of age and Mr. E. Jones and party received the prize offered for the best rendering of a tune given at the time. After the anthem, "Pwy yw y rhai hyn," had been rendered by the choir (conductor, Mr. Hugh Jones), Master D. E. Ddwards recited I. My wife shan." Duett. '• Where rolls the Caverie," Messrs. J. F. Ellis and Ed. Jones. For the best translation from Welsh to English and English to Welsh Mr. E. Jones. Upper Factory, Mr. Frank Morris. Frondeg, were adjudged equal. For the best song, the piece to be chosen by the compeitor, Miss M. Eliz. Jones. Brongull, won the prize. For the best unpunctuated reading, Mr, Edward Jones and Mr. George Morris were equal. After the song, "The wounded cavalier," by Mr. J. E. Morris, Llangollen, Mr. John Ellis, Llwynmawr. recited "Mother says, "better not. Mr. E. P, Jones's party and Mr. J. Foulkes Ellis's party were equai in the quartet competition, tune "Nicaea." After the singing of "The Land of my Father's," led by Mr. Hugh Jones, and the usual votes of thanks, proposed by Mr. George Evans and seconded by Mr. J. Williams, Wynne-terrace, a very success- ful meeting was brought to a close. Miss Jones. Canoldre, Llangollen, ably accompanied, and the loan of the harmonium was kindiy given by Mr. Edward Jones, London House. The adjudicators were :-Music, Mr. John Hughc-s. jun., Garth, and Mr. Thomas Morris, Fronheuiog translations, Mr. Edgar Foulkes and recitations, Mr. Hugh Evans, Liwynmawr, and Mr. Ed. Jones, London House. The proceeds are given over to the Chapel debt Fund.
JStrtbs, Carriages, an& deaths. HIIiTMS. Nov. 23rd, the wife of the Rev. D. Williams, Baptist minister, Regent-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. Nov. 18th, the wife of Mr. Fred Williams, barber. Henllan-street, Denbigh, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Nov. 21st, at the Baptist Chapel, Corwen, by the Rev. Hywel Cernyw Williams, and the ragistrar, Sam- uel, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Jones, Noddfa Villa, Garth, near Llangollen, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. Lloyd, Trefynant, near Denbigh. Nov. 21st, at Soar Chapel, Glynceiriog, by the Rev. Isaac Davies, pastor, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Edward Ellis, Tantwmpath,Glynceiriog, to Miss Hannah Ellen Jones, 10, Berwyn-street, Llangollen. As this was the first marriage solemnized in the chapel, the pastor, on behalf of the trustees, present- ed the bride and bridegroom with a family Bible. DEATHS. Nov. 23rd, suddenly, at Berwyn, near Llangollen, aged 53, Mr. John Wilkes, formerly woodman on the vivod estate. Nov. 18th, aged 41, Mr. John Hampson, 11, West- street Llangollen. Nov. 17th, suddenly, at Compton House, Llanrwst, aged 59, Mrs. Grace Hughes, widow of Mr. Richard Hughes. Nov. 18th, aged 5, Lizzie, youngest child of the late Mr. E. R. Edwards, Post office, Cynwyd.
W3I. P. WILLIAMS, MONUMENTAL WORKS, MARKET STREET AND BERWYN STREET, LLANGOLLEN. Headstones, Monuments, Tombs, etc., in Store, Granite, or Marble, at Lowest Prices, consistent with First-class Workmanship. Wreaths, Crosses, Globes and Stands. W Marble Choppings for Graves. Stones re-set and cleaned. Inscription Cut. Groat variety of Headstones tvom £ 2 upwards. On Saturday Mary O'Donnell, the wife of John O' Donuell, a cabdriver, threw herself out of a three- storey window in Grant-street, Halensburgh. She was terribly injured, and died in three hours later. Mrs. 0' Donnell, who was twenty years of age, was only married four months ago.