0 CORRESPONDENCE. [ d ) -not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions 'of oar c THE WATER SUPPLY. To the Editor of the" LZcungollen Advertiser." Dear sir, If you have reported correctly the proceedings at the last meeting of the Council, perhaps you will kindly allow me to correct and to say tbat I am unaware of any enquiry having been made as to the reason why I was short of water — both Winter and Summer. No one has ever seen me about ife, and I may also say that I cut off the town water, it was not the Council who "cut off my tap." I was obliged to do it, as life is too short to be always complaining, especially when the complaint is not remedied.—Thanking you in anticipation, yours truly, G. W. SPURRING. Lyndonhurst, Llangollen, 15th November, 1899. THE SHEEP SCAB ORDERS. To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir.—In your report of the charge which was brought against me in the last Petty Sessions, for an alleged offence against the Sheep Scab Regula- tions, there appears a serious mistake, which, if left uncorrected, may tend to injure me greatly in my business as sheep dealer. According to this report, I am summoned for driving 58 sheep from Merion- ethshire, consigned for Denbighshire, withoafe their having been dipped." This is entirely erroneous. The charge was that I had removed the from one part of the County of Denbigh to another part," which means from my father's field at Penlan Farm to the Llangollen Smithfield. The police were satisfied that ihe sheep had been dipped before their removal from Merionethshire, and I produced the necessary certificate of removal. The technical offence for whieh I was fined sixpenee and costs was, that having brought the sheep from Merioneth- shire the day before the fair, and put them in a field for one night, it was my duty to have them dipped again before taking them to the Smithfield on the following morning, whereas I was under the impression that if the second dipping had been done any time within the stipulated five days mentioned in the regulations I should have been complying with the Order. I can assure you that in my own and the public interest I am at all times anxious to adhere strictly to the instructions issued from time to time by the public authorities, but every one must admit that it is high time that so stringent and unreasonable a clause as that under which I have been convicted should be abolished. Kindly insert the above explanation and oblige, Yours truly, —DAVID JONES. Penlau, Llangollen. THE SAD CASE OF MR. WILLIAM JONES (BLEDDYN). To the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-Some of your readers remember, no doubt the Brython being started in 1858 as a journal for Welsh archaeology chiefly and folklore. The publisher was the veteran Robert Isaac Jones, of Tremadoc, and the editor another of our veterans, the Rev. Chancellor Silvan Evans, author of the "Geiriadur," and Fellow of Jesus College. The Arehceologia Cambrensis had been in existence since 1846, but the Brython represents the first serious attempt in the Welsh language to do any- thing systematic for Welsh antiquities, and it went on to the end of the year 1863. Of the small band who did such good work in this field then, one of the most active was Bleddyn. He is a Beddgelert man, and his contributions dealt chiefly with the history and folklore of his native parish, than which no other, perhaps, in the whole of the principality is richer in materials of absorb- ing interest. Later Bleddyn settled at Llangollen, where he has served for many years at a draper's shop and from Llangollen, I got valuable in- formation from him-I have never met him-on the folklore of Beddgelert: it was worked into a long rambling chapter of mine published in the fifth volume of the Cymmrodor," under the title of Welsh Fairy Tales." Quite recently, Mr. D. E. Jenkins, of Portmadoo, has published a book entitled Beddgelert: Its Facts, Fairies, and Folk- lore," and Mr. Jenkins begins his preface in the following words This work is based upon the articles by Mr. William Jones (Bleddyn) in Y Brython, 1861, which together with his essay on The Folklore of Carnarvonshire" the present writer has secured far the purpose of giving the English reader an idea what the inhabitants of this district associate with their homes." Then follows in that preface, which may be consulted with advantage, a short account of Bleddyn's literar, ictivity. Bleddyn could not be persecuted on account of his working at Welsh antiquities in the way in which Silvan Evans was visited with his Diocesan's displeasure, but he is the victim of even worse misfortunes. He probably never was very well-to- do; but some three years ago or more he had, as his wife informs me, a sunstroke which made him quite helpless, and some eight months later he had a paralytic stroke. After a time his memory returned, but his power of speech came back but slowly and imperfectly. On the 6th of October, two years ago, he had another very heavy stroke which has affected his nerves very much the last two months, however, he has been able to go about alone. Such is the account I have received of him from his wife. Some neighbours of his have written to me, about hirn and expressed,a. wish that "I should bring his case under the notice of his many literary friends to see if anything can be done to alleviate his case." Of course it is hardly necessary to say that paralysis has made it im- possible for him to follow his employment as a draper or to use his hands to do any literary work. For this information I am indebted to Mr. J. Edwards, 27, Princess-street, Llangollen, who further states that Mr. Jones has been obliged to dispose of his books to procure food, and that his household furniture has to be turned up in the effort to keep a roof over his head." Since then a few of Mr. Jones's friends at Llangollen have formed themselves into a committee on his behalf and appointed one of their number, Mr. E. D. Jones, Medical Hall, Llangollen, to be their secretary. Mr. Jones is prepared to answer questions as to Bleddyn and his circumstances, and he mentions that the North and South Wales Bank and Richards's Old Bank, both at Llangollen, have consented to act as treasurers. I think I have said enough to show how pressing Bleddyn's needs are, and how welcome any help would be which sympathising frieads may feel disposed to send him. The English paying is that "A friend in need is a friend indeed," aad let us hope that this kind of friend may appear in force in this case and withoutTlelay. JOHN RHYS. Jesus College, Nov. 6th, 1899.
THINGS WonTH REMEMBERING.—That the wealthiest and most profitable companies in England and America owe their success chiefly to advertising. Don't forget advertising —good advertising-did it. That every mentioning of your firm's name is an advertisement. That a local hit is worth a dozen of a general nature. That something new always attracts attention. Don't leave the wording of your advertise- ment till the last moment* for by doing so you -may forget a point or two.
FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at the Oakleigh Field, an interesting football match was played between Llangollen and Oswestry Half-holiday teams. The game was spiritedly contested with the result-Llangollen, 6 goals Oswestry, 1. Llangollen County School v. Wrexham County School 2nd eleven.— This match was played ou Wednesday afternoon on Llangollen School ground. The homesters soored a brilliant victory. The eleven can be congratulated on their success. Som!) of them played exceedingly well and scarcely one of them played a bad game. The attack of the forwards has improved immensely since the last match. The weakest point of the side was the reluctance of the half-backs to keep up well behind the forwards. They improved, however, in this respect as the game proceeded. The full backs played a magnificent game all through their kicks were clean and generally well directed even when they took the ball, as it often happened, iu rather awkward positions. The forwards all played well. The smallest player amongst the forwards, W. Lloyd, was very neat in his passe?. He seldom ever failed. All the forwards passed beautifully at times. The most spirited play was at the end during the last five minutes. The score had been standing for a long time at three goals to one in favour of Llangollen. The Wrexham team seeing that the time was meeting on made a splendid rush and succeeded in scoring their second. Then by way of retaliation, instead of being cownd down, the Llangollen boys played up brilliantly and scored twice in quick succession. The final result was Llangollen 5 goals Wrexham 2 goals. With pluck, energy and conbination they may expect to win other matches. The Llangollen School were represented by W. H Roberts and Ernest Williams (half-backs) A. E. Olley, Ted Hughes and Abel Roberts (half-backs) A. H. Mathews, W. Lloyd, Edmund Plunkett (captain), Howel Roberts, and W. E. Morris (forwards) Harold Phillips (goal). Wrexham v. Kaffirs.—At Wrexham Racecourse. In the first half Wrexham monopolised the play, and scored four times, the visitors obtaining a goal from a penalty kick. Shortly after the interval the Darkies gain a point, Wrexham replying soon afterwards. Play became farcical, and the South Africans scored twice. Final score :-Wrexham, five goals Kaffirs, four. A novel and interesting event took place on Wednesday afternoon at Rhosymedre, when the renowned Kaffir Football Team, which is now on a tour through Great Britain for improvement in football, paid a visit to Wynnstay Park, where they opposed the Druids F.C. in a friendly encounter. There was an exceedingly satisfactory "gate." An enjoyable and instructive game resulted in a win for the Druids by 4 goals to 3. The Druids' team was re-arranged to the advantage of the visitors, and the scoring was performed by C. Thomas, W. Davies, Jim Davies, and Spencer for the "Ancients." During the interval a collection was taken in aid of the local war fund, and a good sum was realised. The proceeds amounting to over £12 were equally divided between the Kaffirs and the Ruabon Volunteer Brass Band, the latter having rendered good service to the home club. The band is endeavouring to obtain new instruments by next Christmas, and the kindness of the Druids football officials and team is greatly admired both by the bandsmen and the general public. On Wednesday night an adjournment was made to the Plough Inn, Rhosymedre, where the Kaffirs and officials having partaken of tea, were subsequently entertained to an enjoyable smoking concert when several songs, &c., were contributed. Amongst those present were Mr. J. Manley, President of the Druids F.C., and Mr. H. Williams, Cardiff, who has charge of the Kaffir team. The striking person- ality, good nature, fluency in th,e English and native tongues, and their good humour much impressed their entertainers. They were greatly admired for their fleety movements, and sub- sequently departed by the 10 18 p.m. train from Cefn Station for Shrewsbury, where they met Shrewsbury Town, yesterday (Thursday). On Monday next they pay a visit to Aston Villa team. WELSH JUNIOR CUP (1st ROUND.) Llangollen United v. Wrexham Vron St. Albans. —The above cup tie was played last Saturday on bhe Tower Field, in boisterous weather, the gate suffering in consequence, and re-arrangement of the home team, owing to Morris, Hughes, and Williams being unable to play, let in Evans, Johns, and Clarke. Llangollen: Goal, E. Weatley; backs, C. Jones and E. Evans; half-backs, W. Jones, F. Johns and W. Lloyd Jones right wing, T. H. Bushby and W. Thomas left wing, H. Clarke and r. Thomas; centre, D. Lloyd. Referee, Mr. A. rhomas. Hon. Sec. Druids F.C. Winning the toss, Llangollen defended the Tower goal, having the wind behind them. The opening stages of the game were rather in favour of the visitors who exhibited pretty combination, the left wing p running round the home defence, W. Jones quite failing to cope with their sharp passess. Clarke and Thomas on the left ably fed by their half-back were next seen to advantage, but on the ball being centered the inside men seemed to be all at sea, selfishness and gallery" play being the order of the day. We would again remind the home team that Unity is strength." Bushby occassionally did some good work at outside iright but lacked finish. We would advise a little more "target practice and short passing for this player, Shot for goal two or three times a week at least, ought to be indulged in if the team want to get any further in their cup ties, and this the oommittee ought to insist on. The first goal of the match oame from the left wing; the left-half after repeatedly centering beautifully essayed a shot on his own behalf which the visiting goalkeeper only just succeeded in keeping out, the ball being immediately rushed into the net by the home forwards. This reverse seemed to rouse the Wrexhamiteo up, their half backs playing splendidly and feeding the men in front of them in great style, the right wing eventually getting the ball centering accrosste the left, were again the home right-half was at fault. From the extreme left the ball was swung into goal, when some very bad work by one of the home backs resulted in the ball being scrimmaged into the net giving Westley no possible chance, and making the scores level. The United were not discouraged, and somt of the best work in this half was witnessed in midfield, but the homesters were lamentably weak in front of goal, however the pressure was continued and a corner forced, young Lloyd Jones took the kick, dropping the ball directly in front of goal, a beautiful effort, a scramble ensued, the ball being netted amidst cheers. Centres by Buvhby and Clarke with no tangible result and desultory mid- field play was all that occurred until half-time. During the interval Mr. Everitt kindly supplied the players and officials with hot coffee. Play reccommenced with some strong work by the visitors who were now doing well with the increased aid of Boraeos, and Llangollen's chances certainly did not look rosy hereabouts, but some plucky play by W. Thomas, D. Lloyd, and C. Jones, and some really good centres by Clarke resulted in W. Thomas scoring the best goal of the match: This reversp. seemed to have the effect of taking the st.,i"m out of the visitors, but Westley had numerous shoes to deal with, and Llangcllen are lucky in possessing a goalkeeper and groundsman of his calibre. The whistle sounded the "ceaso-nring" (not owing to the "whiteflag" this time) amidst the cheers of the spectators who had witnessed a plucky fight by the home team. Westley in goal was a treat. C. Jones in the second half was dashing ahd played well. W. Lloyd Jones agaiji did exceptionally well, the two first goals beiilg virtually his. Johns was consistent and a tryer all through. T. and W. Thomas, Lloyd, and Clarke also did fairly well, the latter's centres being one of the features of the match, he is only a junior and gives fair promise, take some sprinting practice Herbert and you'll be hard to displace from outside left in the cup team. Bushby was fair in the first half but fell off afterwards. W. Jones would do well to cultivate more dash and did not play up to form. Evans who has now being before the public for some years helped in a great measure by his experience. COMBINATION. Aberystwyth v. Newtown.—At Aberystwyth. Marshall scored first for Aberystwytb, but before change of ends Newtown drew level. Half-time score :-One goal each. Aberystwyth scored again in the last half. Result:—Aberystwyth, two goals Newtown, one. Llandudno Swifts v. Chirk.-—A most interesting match was that at Chirk, on Saturday afternoon, when Llandudno Swifts were engaged with the men of Chirk in the Combination tourney. Neither team was fully represented, Chirk playing three reserves, whilst the Swifts commenced operations with only nine men, Chirk being one man short also. Although Chirk subsequently obtained their full complement the Llandudno were without Knight at full-back. Bartley, the well-known forward who played Glossop into the first division of the League, figured in the visitors' team. Mr. Higginson, Chester, acted as referee. Llandudno won the toss, and Lockley set the leather in motion against a strong side wind. The homesters at once rushed up but the defence through lacking one back proved inefficient. The first corner was forced by Williams after three minutes' play from the result of a feeble shot which Robinson placed over the line. James tested the seasiders' custodian, but the latter kept his charge intact grandly. Hughes transferred play for the Swifts, but the vagaries of the wind carried his shot wide of its intended billet. Chirk quickly reassumed the aggres- sive, and Robinson conceded a corner cleared by Parry eventually. A few minutes latter E. Williams from long range got in a baffling shot which glancing on the bar located the net amidst much applause. Wynne now became prominent, but Robinson cleared. Williams too became dangerous, but he was hauled up for penalising the off-side rule, and Lockley was similarly treated. From the result of a foul against the seasiders a severe tussle ensued in the homesters' goalmouth, and through fumbling with the ball Bartley was let in, and banged the leather into the net, thus equalising after 15 minutes' play. This occurrence roused Chirk, and the Swift's goal under- went a narrow escape, Williams and Meredith shining prominently. Welch at length was instrumental in relieving the pressure, and Chirk were now on their mettle. Lockley, however, obtained possession, and for a second time the visitors' colors were lowered. The Swifts struggled valiantly, but Tracy Morgan, the Chirk custodian, proved impregnable to Jones and Welch of the Swifts' forwards. At 3 52 Wynne scored the third goal for the homesters. Williams having been declared offside Lockley registered the fourth point three minutes later. Lockley again made a daring attempt, but the interval arrived with Chirk leading by four goals to one. Immediately operations were resumed, Lockley annexed a fifth goal completely beating Robinsoa in goal. Further life was incor- porated in the game when Lockley advanced, but his final effort was spoilt by the hurricane. The visiting custodians scooped out a curious shot of Ephraim Williams just afterwards. Williams a minute later netted the ball was declared offside.. Once more was he similarly treated. Following this Welch almost beat Tracy, but Meredith, with his characteristic style cleared twice in quick succession in remarkable manner. Lowry added a second goal for the Swifts, and the homesters in retaliating gave Fred Jones an anxious time, but his persistent efforts prevented any further scoring, and an exciting game ended in a win for Chirk by 5 goals to 2. Wynne and Lockley were the picks of Chirk forwards, their tactics at times being of fine order. Meredith and Jim Roberts were veritable rocks of defence. The outside men Welch and Webb, of Llanduddo, were greatly admired for their fleet movements.
THE WAR. The War Office has received from South Africa several despatches referring to the recent engage- ments at Mafeking. Colonel Nicholson, in a t,ilegram from Bulawayo on the 5th of November, states that he had received a message from Colonel Baden Powell announcing that on Octeber 25 all was well at Mafeking. The Boers were stil 1 shelling the town. A successful night attack on the Boers trenches had been made on October 24, the British forces getting in with the bayonet." The British losses were six killed and nine wounded. The'Boer losses were unknown, but must have been considerable. Telegrams received direct from Colonel Baden Powell, dated the 30th and 31st October, state that all was well in the town on those dates, but that the Boers were closely invest- ing it. They were, on the 30th October, engaged in destroying railway two miles to the north with dynamite. On the 31st the Boers attempted to carry the town by assault. They attacked most gallantly, notwithstanding a hot shell fire. They lott heavily. The British casualties were five killed and five wounded. The Oriental, with the 6th Brigade Staff, the 1st Battalion Welsh Fusiliers, and company of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, a total of 75 officers and 1,218 men the Nubia, with the 1st Battalion Soots Guards, and half of the second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, a total of 48 officers and 1,492 men and the Armenian, with three batteries Field Attillery and the ammunition of the first division, a total of 36 officers and 733 men, with 600 horses, arrived at Capetown on Monday. The Oriental left Capetown for Durban the following day. The Hawarden Castle, with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers left Capetown for Durban on Sunday. The transport Britannic, conveying 32 officers and 1,000 men, arrived at Capetown on Tuesday. The Oriental has proceeded from Capetown to Durban, and the Lismore Castle and the Yorkshire have arrived at the last-named port. In all over 14,000 men of the Army Corps have arrived at Capetown, and about 8,000 have been sent on to Durban. The remaining 6,000 are presumed to be still at Capetown. The British casualities during the engagements in South Afriaa reported up o Tuesday night number 2,392 officers and men of the Irish Fusiliers and the Gloucester Regiment cap- tured outside Ladysmith on the 30th of October. Of the officers of the British regiments and the local South African regiments 34 have been killed, 75 wounded, and 57 captured. Of the non- commissioned officers and men of all arms 233 have been killed, 791 wounded, and 1,202 captured. The names of the officers appointed to the Fifth Division and the 9th and 10th Brigades of the South African Field Force were issued by the War Office on Tuesday. Sir Charles Warren is going out as a Leiutenant General on the Staff. The London Mansion House War Releif Fund last night amounted to £ 195,000. Sir A. Milner, the British High Commissioner at the Cape, has telegraphed stating that clothing and boots are urgently required for the refugees. The President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference has resoived to make an appeal to the Wesleyan Methodist congregations throughout the country on behalf of the War Relief Fund.
WM. P. WILLIAMS, MONUMENTAL WORKS, MARKET STREET AND BERWYN STREET, LLANGOLLEN. Headstones, Monuments, Tombs, etc., in Stone, Granite, or Marble, at Lowest Prices, consistent with First-class Workmanship. Wreaths, Crosses, Globes and Stands. Marble Chippings for Graves. Stones re-set and cleaned. Inscription Cut. Great variety of Headstones from £2 upwards.
PROCTOR AND RYLAND'S ROOT PRIZES. It is forty-six years since Messrs. Proctor and Ryland, of Birmingham and Chester, first instituted the offering of prizes for root crops grown with the aid of their special manures. From the awards of the judge, Mr. John Mailings, of Lady Halton, Ludlow, which we give below, it will be observed that the first prizes for swedes include crops weigh- ing upwards of 38 and 31 tons, whilst the first prize in the marigolds reaches upwards of 73 tons per acre-excellent results in such an unfavourable season. The following are the details of 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, Buckingham, Hertford, Bedford, Northampton, and Huntingdon First prize, £15 15s., Mr. Thomas Minsliall, Church Farm, Moreton Save, Market Drayton, average weight per acre of five statute acres; 25 tons 12cwt. 3qrs. 121bs. second prize, lOgs., Mr. George Marsh, Bishop's Offley Eccleshall, Staffs., average weight 18 tons 15cwt. 2 grs. 241bs. 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, X15 15s., to Mr. Owen Lewis, Cefn Carrog, Llangefni, Anglesey, average per acre of five statute acres, 38 tons 17cwts. Oqrs. 161bs.; second, £ 10 10s., Mr. Samuel S. Raingill, Ringway, Altrincham, Cheshire, 36 tons 10 cwts.; third, £ 5 5s., Mr. John Roberts, Well House, near Chester, 33 tons 15cwt. 2qrs. 241bs. CLASS C.—Five acres of swedes, grown with Messrs. Proctor and Ryland's special prepared manure, upon any farm in England or Wales First prize, £ 10 10s., to Mr. F. H. Sharrod, Cherrlngton Manor, Newport, Salop, average weight per acre of five statute acres 31 tons 5cwt. 2qrs. 241bs., second, £5 5s., Messrs. Williams Bros., Garneddgoch, Gaerwen, Anglesey, 30 tons lOcwt. 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. to Mr. Richard H. Pick, Bleak House, Deeping Bank, Spalding, average weight per acre of two statute acres, 73 tons 2cwt. 3qrs. 12lbs. second, £ 10 10s., to Mr. Charles, Sudbury, Derby, average, 62 tons 7cwt. Oqrs. 161bs.; third, £ 5 5s., to Mr. Arthur S. Hocknell, Lightwood Green, Audlem, Cheshire,' average, 59 tens llcwt. lqr. 201bs. »
THE LOCAL MARKET. L LANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were— s. d. s. d. I s. a s. d White Wheat 5 0 to 5 6 Trout (lb.) 0 0 to 0 » Red Wheat 4 9 to ij 0 Soles (ib.) 2 0 to 0 0 Malting Barley 3 3 to 5 0 Plaice ditto 0 8 to 0 0 Oats (225lbs.) 11 0 to 14 0 Cod Fish (lb.). 0 6 to 0 ° Beans (2401bs.)15 0 to 16 0 New Potatoes 0 0 to 0 0 Beef (lb.) 0 6 to 0 8 Potatoes (m're) 2 6 to 0 |» Veal fib.) 0 7 to 0 9 Onions (lb.) 0 li to 0 8 Mutton 0 7 to 0 8 I Lamb 0 7 to 0 8 Gooseberries. 0 0 to 0 0 Pork (lb.) 0 6^ to 0 8 Winberries(qt.)0 6 to 0 « Fowls (couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Strawberries do 0 0 to 0 0 Geese (lb.) o 0 to 0 0 Raspberries do. 0 0 to 0 0 Ducks (couple) 4 0 to 5 0 Currants ditto.. 0 0 to 0 0 Turkeys (lb, 0 ■ 0 to 0 0 Piums(lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Pheasantsibrc.) 0 0 to 0 0 Mushrooms (lb.)0 0 to 0 0 Hares (flach). 0 0 to 0 0 Butter (lb.) 1 2 to 0 0 ftabbits (each) 0 1,1 to 1 0 Tub Butter. 1 0 to 0 0 Salmon (lb.) 0 0 to 0 o Eggs 8 for a Is OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY,New White Wheat, 4s 1d to 4s 3d; new red ditto, 4s Od to 4s 2d old Oats, 13s. 6d to 14s 6d per 200 lbs; new ditto, 10s. Od to lis. Od; malting barley 14s. Od to 18s. Od per 280 lbs grinding ditto, 12s. Od to 14s. d fowls, 4s Od to 4s 6d ducks, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple butter (fresh), Is. 2d to Is 3d per pound; eggs, 7 to 8 for a shilling. WREXHAM, THUBSDAT.—White Wheat, (new), 4s 4d to 4s. 6d barley, 4s 3d to 4s 6d; oats, (old), 3s Od to 3s 6d per measure; butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb.; eggs, 7 to 8 for a shilling; fowls, 2s. Od to 3s. 6d; ducks, 3s Od to Os. to 4s. Od per couple potatoes, (old) os Od to Os Od per measure. LIVERPOOL CO TUESDA.Y.-Wheat, slow trade, about id to Id under Friday. Quotations Oalifornian 6s 2d to 6s 2id; new northern. Os. Od.; beans-saidi 28s. Od to 28s. 3d., Peas 4s. 54d to Os. Od. Oats, quiet; new white, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 7d.. F1 ur, 6d down.
girths, carnages, anD Beatbs. BIRTHS. Nov. 16th, the wife of Mr. O. V. Jones, Greenfield- terrace, Llangollen, of a daughter. Nov. 10th, at Corwen, Anita, the wife of the Rev. E. Ellis Williams, of a daughter—who only survived her birth a short time. Nov. 10th, at Druid, Corwen, the wife of Mr. Thomas James Freme, of a daughter. Nov. 8th, the wife of the Rev. Thomas Jones, Springfield, Rhostyllen, Wrexham, of a son. Nov. 8th, the wife of Mr. Frederick Williams, hairdresser, Denbigh, of a son. MAHJilA GKS. Nov. 11th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. W. Foulkes and Mr. James Clarke (registrar), Mr. John Evans to Miss Susan Jones, both of Glyn Ceiriog. Nov. 8th, at Dyffryn Chapel, Llandyrnog, by Mr. John Hughes, deacon, Mr. John Hughes, Trwyn Swoh, Llandyrnog, to Jane, daughter of Mr. Henry Vaughan, Warn, Llanrhaiadr. (This is the third marriage under the new Act. DMJLTWS. Nov. 4th, suddenly, at Cambridge, aged 34, Mr. David Thomas, third son of Mr. Owen Hughes, Fron Newydd, Llandrillo. Nov. 7th, aged 72, at Nantycaws, Oswestry, Mr. Richard James. Nov. 8th, aged 65, at Pennal, the Rev. Robt. Owen, M.A. Nov. 5th, aged 59, Mr. Wm. Hughes-Williams (late" of 27, Bersham-road, Wrexham).
The Salem and Peniei Calvinistic Methodist Churches, Bwlchwyn, Wrexham, have sent a unani- mous invitation to the Rev. John G. Owen, of Canarvon to undertake their pastural charge, and the Flintshire Calvinistic Methodist Presbytery has confirmed the invitation. The Rev. D. P. Davies, minister of the Salem Con- gregational Church, Penmaenmawr, who is the oldest Independent minister with a pastoral charge in the Principality, attained his jubilee on Sunday, having been in the ministry for fifty years. Mr. Davies is the president for the ensuing year of the North Carnarvonshire Congregational Association. The bazaar in aid of the Webster Road Welsh Presbyterian Church, Liverpool,-concluded on Friday. Mr. S. P. Chambers presided, supported by Mr. John Morris Mr. Alderman Brill, the Rev. W. Owen, the Rev. R. Aethwy Jones, and others. The object of the bazaar was to pay off an old debt of £ 800 and a sum of £1,700 incurred in making extensions to the church, including the erection of a schoolroom. The chair- man announced that the takings up to that night amounted to over £1,500, and they hoped before the day was out to raise over £ 2,000. DEPARTURE OF C.M. MISSIONARIES FROM LIVERPOOL.—On Saturday Miss Ellen Hughes, daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Hughes, Calviniatio Methodist minister of St. Asaph, Mrs. E. H. Williams, and Miss Elizabeth Williams sailed from Birkenhead for India, per s.s. City of Corinth. Miss Hughes is going out to the mission field for the first time, under the auspices of the Calvinistic Methodist Foreign Missionary Society, to work among the women in Sylhet. Mrs. E. H. Williams has been in this country for about eighteen months and is returning to Sheila, on the Khasia hills, where her husband is in charge of the mission station. Miss Elizabeth Williams, who has been out in India for eight years, is returning toSilchar. Several farewell meetings were held last week and the previous week, and many valuable gifts, were presented to the ladies and to the native churches in connection with which they will labour after j arriving in India.
The order of services and preachers for the various places of worship of Llangollen and neigh- bourhood for next Sunday are as follows The Established Church English services are held in the Parish Church as follows:—Holy communion every Sunday and Saint's Day at, 8 a.m. Matins and holy communion (full choral on first) on the first. and third Sundays ia the month at 11 matins and litany on the second and fourth Sundays in the mouth; matins only on the fifth Sunday. Sunday school at 2 30; children's service and catechising fit 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, m-itins and sermon at 10 30 a.m., except on the first Sunday in the month, when there is litany and holy communion. Evensong 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 3 p.m. and evensontr and sermon at 6 p.m. Holy communion on the second Sunday in the month.—St. Mary's Chapel, JSglwysey: Sunday School at 10 30 a.m., oven^omf and sermon (English) at 2 80p.m., except the last Sunday in the month, when it is in Welsh evensong and sermon (Welsh; at 6 p.m. holy communion: English on the 2nd Sunday, and Welsh on the last Sunday in the uioiich. Vicar, Archdeacon Wynn Jones; curates, Revs. John Edwards and J. H. Hope B.A. (Vron). Llantysilio Church: ISnsfliaii 80rvw¡os every Sunday "t 11 15 a.m.; also from July to September (inclusive) u. 3 15 p.m. Holy Communion on 1st Sunclay in the nr> u'.Ji 'Welshservice at6p.m. Holy Communion on 3rd Saad<i,\ in the month. Rev. J. S. Jones, B.A.. (Ortmab.), vie v St. Thomas's Church (Glyndyfrdwy) WeLd) «n i sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m. Wei.?i service (sermon ) as 8 p.m. Holy Oommuiii o >. Sua,; <. in the mouth. Rev. John B vans, vicar. Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: sermoas at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., by the Rev. Hugh Will ams, M,.A., Baht. English Bapiist Chapel (Abbey-road; sermons at. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. H. Liees, pastor. English Wesleyan Chapel (Market-street): sortum^ -u u a.m. and at 15 p m. by the Rev. J. Lias Davies, Llangollen. Welsh Baptist; Chapel Hermans at 10 a.m. ami (j p.m., by the Rev. D. Williams, pastor. Welsh Wesleyan Chapel: sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. It. Man Hughes, pastor. Welsh Congregational Chapei (Church-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Rev. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A., Pencader. MissiOD Room (Brook-street): sermons at 10 a.m. and ti p.m. by the Rev. R. H. Thomas, Llansannan. Zion Congregational Chapel (Yroncyssylltau): sermons at 10 a.m. Mr. John Jonos, Llanuwchllyn, and 6 p.m. by the Rov. Huw Parri, pastor. --+- At the Llangollen Police Court, on Saturday, before W. Coward and Watkin Richards, Esqs., George Macymtyre, described as a travelling tailor, and formerly a soldier of the Lancers, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Church and Chapel streets at 10 30 on the previous night.— Sergt. Wyse having proved the charge, and stated that prisoner could not get lodgings owing to his drunken condition, prisoner denied being drunk, and being a travelling tailor. He was not drunk, but perhaps tired out with work. He was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, amounting together to 8s. 6d., in default seven days. It will be seen in our advertising columns that the Great Western Railway Company are going to run excursions—half-day trip to Liverpool-from Corwen, Llangollen, Aerefair. &c., on Friday, Nov. 24th, and on the 25th, 27th, 28th, and 29th, to Birmingham (Cattle, &c., Show). On Wednesday night there was a very large attendance of ladies and gentlemen at the weekly meeting bf the Llangollen Literary Society in the Girls' Board School-room, to listen to and take part in a debate on the question Is war a rational and justifiable way of settling differences." The Rev. H. Rees presided. Messrs. E. D. Jones and H. Olley having opened the discussion with the reading of a paper for and against respectively, an animated discussion was continued in which Messrs. Carno Jones, E. D. Jones, J. Edwards, T. C. Davies, E. R. Parry, G. Thomas, H. C. Everitt, and the Rev. Mr. Rowlands took part. That war is not a rational way of settling disputes was lost on being put to the vote. On Wednesday evening the annual meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held in Castle-street Baptist Chapel, when an address was given by the Rev. H. Cernyw Williams, Corwen, the deputation from the society. The Rev. D. Williams, Llangollen, presided. The meeting commenced with singing, reading scripture, and prayer by Mr. E. Lettsome. A satisfactory report of the work done in the district was submitted by Mr. J. Rowlands (seoretary). and addresses by the Revs. R. Williams (Hwfa Mon) and Wm. Foulkes. A very good sum in one district was collected by the Rev. W. Foulkes and Mr. E. D. Jones. The meeting closed with hearty votes of thanks. We would draw our readers' attention to Mr Frank Lloyd's Horse Sales, the last for the year which take placs at the Repository, Wrexham. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next. The catalogue contains an entry of over 800. The first day's sale will comprise 200 high-class harness horses, including 14 match pairs and 80 valuable hunters, also 13 from the Duke of Westminster, K.G. Wednesday's sale is set apart for small harness horses, show cobs and ponies, and includes many prize winners and others fit to win. There are also several match pairs of sobs. Thursday, the last day of sale, is for heavy town, lurry, and youag horses, and the entry of 350 will without a doubt be the finest lot ever seen at a public auction sale, and includes many champions of the English and Welsh Showyards. Brewers, tram- owners, and others in search of horses of the very highest class eannofc do better than attend these sales. Catalogues will be forwarded upon applica- tion to the auctioneer. In connection with the Carmel Baptist Chapel, Vroncyssylltau, a Mutual Improvement Society has j oet been formed there through the instrumentality of the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Morris. The inaugural meeting was held on Monday night, under favourable circumstances, when the Rev. J. Morris delivered an interesting and instructive address on the "Life and genius of the late Rev. Robert Jones, the renowned Welsh Baptist divine of Llanllyfni." The address was much appreciated by those present, A discussion subsequently took place on the Rev. Titus Lewis' catechism. The claims of the society cannot but appeal successfully to those connected with this place of worship, and Mr. Morris is worthy of assistaace in his commend- able efforts towards mutual improvement. Under pleasant circumstances Mr W. Jones, Plas Madoo, well-known for his many years' con- nection with Llangollen Sheep-dog Trials held his annual agricultural gathering at the Pigeons Hotel, Cefn Mawr, on Friday evening. After the usual business had been duly transacted the large atten- dance of the agricultural fraternity partook of an excellent supper. On the removal of the cloth Mr. A. F. Phillips was voted to the chair, when among those present were Messrs. Jones. Croesiolyn Farm, Garth T. Jackson, Sygnypwll John Lloyd. Tref- ynant; J. Morris, Plas Ucha; E. Evans, Llandyn Hall; T. J. Edwards, Trevor Mr. Edwards, repre- senting Mr. Wm. Ellis, J.P., Garth Mr. J. Morris, Cefn Mawr Messrs. Geo. Blake, Gronwen, Garth Robt. Williams, Ty'nypistyll, Ruabon; A. F. Phillips, Tyddyn Ucha; Edwards, Tynno Issa, Garth W. Hughes, Trevor Hall; E. Parry, Trefy- nant; Mr. Benbow, representing Mr. J. Edwards, Bersham, and several others. The usual loyal and patriotic toasts having been submitted and duly honoured the toast of the evening Mr. W. Jones and family, of Plas Madoc" was proposed by Mr. W. Hughes in felicitous terms. Messrs. W. Jones and Frank Jones briefly responded in a suitable manner. Songs were contribted by Messrs. Benbow, Jackson, and others, and a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. and Mrs. J. Morris, Pigeons Hotel, for their excellent catering. An extremely pleasant meeting terminated with the singing of "God save the Queen." There was a large congregation in the Calvinis- tic Methodist Chapel, Vroncyssylltau, on Monday evening, when an eloquent discourse was delivered by Dr. Llugwy Owen, Conway, who dwelt at length on the important subject of A nearer approach to to God." Dr. Owen, who is well known through- out the principality, was one of the first educa- tionalists to advance the claims of the School Board system prior to its introduction.