THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN. Because of all the beautiful spots in which Wales abounds, there is no more charming than the lovely Vale of Llangollen. It has long been justly famed as P health resort, and the exquisite beauty of its walks and drives, and the neatness, cleanliness, and pleasantness of the town of Llangollen renders it especially attractive even to ordinary visitors, but to the artist it offers endless subjects for study and treatment, whilst the student of science can always find there a great store of objects worthy of the most eareful attention." —" RESEARCH." Because "of its kind there is nothing more charming in Great Britain, and one may wander far on the Continent, amidst the glories of Switzerland and Italy, to come back with appetite as keen as ever for these charms of form and colour, of wooded slopes and graceful sweep of green mountain sides, and purple patches of heather which Scotland herself might envy, and more bewitching still, patchworks of heath and gorse, of green, and purple, and gold, a livery of Nature which no painter would be bold enough to picture on his canvas in all its glowing colours. You pass from the sylvan beauty of long reaches of the Dee, climb the gently rising hills, the surprise of fresh oveliness at every turn, when, suddenly, before you lies the distant line of the Irish Sea; the yellow sand gleam in the sunshine; the light (falls on white saie and perhaps the sunset floods the peaks and pinnacls ef Snowdonia." OSWESTRY ABVEKTIZER."
FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. Shosymedre St. Johns v. Ruabon Albion Reserve.- These teams met on Brookside, Rhosymedre, on Saturday, in fine weather. The Saints proved by far the superior team and won easily by three goals to nil. Wrexham St. Giles Reserve v. Llangollen United Reserve.—These teams met at Wrexham, on Saturday, before a moderate attendance. The home team won the toss, and Clarke kicked off for the United, who had to act on the defensive for some time, Edwards saving some fine shots. The home right wing troubled the visitors' defence, and after a fine centre Edwards notched the first point for them. This reverse roused the visitors, Roberts and Hughes got away on the left and from the former's centre Clarke shot wide. The United forwards were now playing well, Edwards and Jones with some good passing brought the United to attack, and Clarke succeeded in equalising for the visitors. The home forwards made a well-combined run, but L. Hughes and J. Westley were safe at back. Some long kicking by the home backs gave an advantage to their forwards who sent in some stiff shots which Edwards repelled in clever fashion. Several corners fell to the home lot, and from a well placed corner the home team gained the lead. After a brief spell of attack the United forwards got away and Edwards equalised from a fine centre by Roberts, so at half-time the game stood—United Reserve, 2 goals St. Giles Reserve, 2. On resuming, the visiting team began to press but could not score, owing to the stubborn defence of the home team. Good half-back play by Roberts and Ellis stopped the home team from getting dangerous, and play was in midfield. Some poor half-back play by the visitors' right the home left wing raced away and Edwards scored the third goal. thus leaving St. Giles winners of a well- contested game by three goals to two. Llangollen United v. Druids -Reserve. -Through the kindness of the Druids committee in allowing their reserve team to come down on very short notice, this friendly match was played on the Tower Field last Saturday in unfavourable weather. Mr. Davies, Druids F.C., acted as referee, Llan- gollen being represented by their usual eleven. In the first portion of the game the Druids were better than the home team, their combination and strong kicking showing up by comparison with the weak efforts of the homesters in this direction. Two goals were scored by the visitors in this half, the home centre-half presenting them with their second goal, Westley's view of the ball being obscured. In the second half the United played up with splendid dash, improvement showing every- where. Bushby and Morris were disallowed goals, and Lloyd had "hard lines" after defeating the backs. One legitimate goal only was scored in this half, and that by Wynne Morris for the home side, which was the "tit-bit" of the afternoon's play. Morris received the ball near the half-way line, dribbled past four or five of his opponents and working on to the left wing screwed in from near the touch line, completely beating the visiting goalkeeper. The game had to be abandonedijowing to the light being bad with Llangollen pressing. Final result Druids, 2 Llangollen, 1. In con- clusion, we would suggest one or two little rules for future games, and feel sure that the result of the above game would have been far different had the players' aims been directed as below advised Combination for the forwards, backing up for the halves, and kicking with no dribbling for the backs. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. Llandudno Swifts v. Denbigh.—At Llandudno. The Swifts played their Combination team, minus Robertson, in goal. The visitors were completely outclassed, and were defeated easily by ten goals to one. DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Oswestry Reserve v. St. Martins.—At Oswestry. The home side soon gained the upper hand, notching four points by Mack (two), Evans, and Roberts. Half-time was then called, St. Martin's being pointless. Crossing over, Oswestry showed their superiority, Sc. Martin's seldom getting dangerous. Mack, Hammond, and Morris increased the Oswestry seore to double figures. Result :— Oswestry, ten goals St. Martin's, one. DRAW FOR THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP (SECOND ROUND). The draw for the Welsh Junior Cup has resulted a.s follows :-Division 1 Rhyl Church Guild v. Rhyl Reserves Llanrwst Town v. Llandudno Reserves Bangor Reserves v. Holyhead Swifts Colwyn Bay v. Carnarvon Ironopolis Reserve. Division 2: Rossett v. Coedpoeth Victoria; Llangollen v. Wrexham Victoria; Wrexham Old Boys v. Broughton United Dolgelley v. Adwy United. Division 3 Oswestry United Reserve v. Whitchurch Alexandra Ruabon Albion v. Derwen Rangers St. Martins v. Llanfyllin; Whittington v. Druids Reserves. Division 4 St. George's v. Welshpool Reserves Newtown Reserves v. Pontesbury; Royal Welsh Warehouse v. Singleton and Coles; Snailbeaeh Wanderers v. Barrack Rovers.—Ties to be played off on or before December 9th. Kick-off 2.30 prompt. First-named club has choice of around. COMBINATION. Druids v. Ba.ngor.—These old rivals met on Wynnstay Park, on Saturday, before a good attend- ance. Beautiful weather prevailed, and both clubs were strongly represented. The Druids did not play up to their usual standard, but the visitors were prominent for their determined rushes. During one of these the seasiders were successful in penetrating the home defence and scored. R. Jones equalised and Spencer put the homesters ahead, the interval shortly arriving. No further scoring occurred, the Ancients penning their opponents in but failing to score. On the other hand Bangor broke away thrice and almost were successful. The game ended in a win for the Druids by two goals to one. Chírk v. Newtown.-Newtown, who defeated Oswestry United on the previous Saturday by three goals to nil, visited Chirk on Saturday, but were then Dot so successful. A most interesting match, prolific of a, scientific exposition of the invigorating game, was witnessed by a good attendance in ideal weather. Chirk included James in their team in preference to Wynne, but the visitors were at a disadvantage. throughout the game with only four forwards. Added to this it should be mentioned such clever exponents as Mytton, Parry, and Owen were absent. Newtown won the toss and Lockley commenced operations for Chirk. A spirited incursion on the part of the visitors resulted in Morris fisting out. After a few interesting exchanges the homesters got down and Lockley experienced hard lines. Newtown became extremely troublesome and made some of their characteristic speedy rushes. Admiration was rained on Edwards, the Newtown custodion, who cleared repeatedly in a marvellous manner. Newtown contined their dangerous rushes, but Joe Roberts located the net ten minutes before the interval, when Chirk led by one goal to nil. Chirk for a time afterwards were on the defence, but relieving they severely pressed Newtown and play was of a. fast and invigorating nature. From a foul Meredith located the net, but the ball passing untouched, no goal was awarded. E. Williams, from Meredith, was instru- mental in scoring the second goal for Chirk. Edwards followed in a keen struggle by fisting out cleverly twice, and Latham by shooting wide failed to register for the visitors. Lockley now took Edwards by surprise and netted. A minute later Meredith finely placed from a corner kick and R. Morris registered a third goal. Chirk custodian at length was tested severely, but he cleared splendidly. Owing to an undoubted misunderstanding, Lockley was let in and augumented the score, and half a minute later S. Roberts, after a brilliant run with an oblique high shot again defeated the Newtown custodian. A sensational game ended in a win for Chirk by five goals to nil. Four goals were registered in ten minutes and a half, but Newtown like uie Boers, appeared as fresh as ever with their frequent rushes. Reese was the best of the visitors, whilst Meredith and Lockley were the pick of the homesters.
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THE WAR. Two important despatches were issued by the War Office late on Tuesday night. They were from the General at Capetown, and the first stated that Colonel Kekewich reported from Kimberley that from the 18th to the 23rd of November only some unimportant skirmishes took place. The health of the garrison was good, and the water supply plentiful. Native reports state that the enemy's camps to the south of Kimberley had been vacated, and that CroDje, with 3,000 Boers, was marching to the south. The Boers were disappearing from the vicinity of Kimberley, and those who remained seemed restless. The second message announced that General Gatacre had occupied Bushmans Hook with a battalion of infantry and some mounted infantry. The main body was at Putters Kraal. The Boers had retired towards Molteno. The railway on the Kimberley line had reached the 606th mile on Sunday, and the telegraph line was at Klokfontein, about eight mile south of Modder, on Monday night. Three more transports have arrived at Capetown, bringing up the total number of troops belonging to the Army Corps who have reached South Africa to over 41,000. Two transports with artillery haye left Capetown for Durban. The list of casualties sustained in the battle of Gras Pan was issued on Tuesday, but the losses incurred at the battle of Belmont have not yet been issued. No official announcement of the return of the 9th Lancers after the battle of Gras Pan has yet been made, but as an officer and a private belonging to the regiment were in a reconnaissance on Sunday it is assumed that they returned safely. General Buller has tele- graphed that his latest news from Ladymith was dated the 24th of November. All was well on that date. An old message, dated the 19th inst., had also been received. In that General vVhite stated that General Joubert had explained the firing on the flag of truce previously reported, and that the explanation bad been accepted as satisfactory. A list of the British casualties since the commencement of the war shows that 362 men have been killed, 1,214 wounded, and 1,369 captured. These figures only include a portion of the losses at the battle of Belmont. ANOTHER BRITISH VICTORY. General Lord Methuen, who is advancing to relieve Kimberley, won another battle on Tues- day. In a telegram to the General Commanding at Capetown, who has forwarded the message to the War Office, Lord Methuen says that at five o'clock on Tuesday morning he reconnoitred the Boer position on the Modder river and found them strongly entrenched and concealed. The river was full. and there were no means of out- flanking the Boers. The action commenced at half-past five, and the British troops advanced in a widely extended formation, supported by artillery. They found themselves in front of the whole Boer force—8,000 strong, with two large and two Krupp guns. The Naval Brigade rendered great assistance from the railway. After desperate, hard fighting, which lasted ten hours (the men without food or water), the Boers were forced to quit their position, General Pole- Carew being successful in getting a small party across the river, gallantly assisted by 300 sappers. Lord Methuen speaks in terms of high praise of the conduct of all engaged in what he describes as one of the hardest and most trying fights in the annals of the Brittish army. He adds that if he can mention one arm .particularly it is the two batteries of artillery. The General at Capetown has also forwarded a message received through Reuter's Agency at Pretoria. It states that General Dutoit reported that the British made a sortie from Kimberley early on Saturday morning. They were fired on by the Boers with artillery and infantry in the darkness. The British came out where the Bloemhof commando had 300 men. General Dutoit, nine miles off, hastened to the assistance of the Bloemhof contingent with 100 men. Nine burghers were killed and seventeen wounded, while some were missing. The British left on the field one private and one sergeant. It was reported that the British had made an attempt to leave Kimberley on the east side to assist the troops coming from Belmont. A second telegram from Reuter's correspondent at Pretoria states that the British had repaired the damage to the railway and had enagaged the Free Staters, who were overwhelmed by numbers after a brave stand till the afternoon. The Free Staters were cempelled to take up another position on the other side of the railway. Commandant Delaney adds that it was impossible to give the numbers killed and wounded on the Boers' side, but the loss was not great. This second telegram refers either to the battle of Belmont or to the action at Enslin. Lord Methuen, it may be remembered, reported that Delaney was in chief command of the enemy at Enslin. SIR H. H. FOWLER, M.P., ON THE WAR. Sir H. H. Fowler, M.P., speaking at a dinner at WillieDhall Town Hall on Friday, said they were citizens of a great empire, an empire which, wherever its flag floated, was the citadel and home of civilisation, justice, free institutions, and free men. The empire was at this moment passing through a terrible crisis, a crisis which had had no parallel since the dark days of the Indian mutiny. We were invaded by a foreign foe. That invasion was characterised by a formidable combination of military equipment, complete organisation, ex- perienced tactics, and an enorinoun aeoumulation of artillery and ammunition, a combination which was not the sudden outcome of the breakdown of recent negotiations, but the evidence, the conclu- sive evidence, of a determined policy, deliberately planned and strenuously and unswervedly pursued during a long series of years. The Cape Colony and the colony of Natal were as much parts of British territoiy as the counties of Cornwall or Kent, and were the latter invaded by a hostile foe the nation, he asserted, without any distinction, would unite as one man and repel and punish the invaders. We were Englishmen first, and Liberals and Conservatives afterwards. The German Emperor and Empress left Windsor on Saturday afternoon for Sandringham, where they are the guests of the Prince and Princess of Wales. The funeral of the late Lady Salisbury took place on Saturday at Hatfield. Wreaths were sent by the Queen, the German Emperor, and most of the English Royal Family. Africa is exciting much attention just now, and many readers will turn the interest to the Missionary Map of Africa which appears in the December Sunday at Home. The mission stations of the various Missionary Societies are indicated. The route of the Cape to Cairo Railway is also shown. Prizes are offered in connection with it for young people. For the benefit of our lady readers we give them tbc Lest recipe we know of for their Christmas Plum l'udding. Take three-quarters of a pound of flour, two ounces of Borwick's baking-powder, two ounces of bread-crumbs, one and a half pound of suet, two pounds of raisins, one pound of currants, ten ounces of sugar, two ounces of almonds, one pound of mixed candied peel, salt and spice to taste. Mix the ingredients well together, and add six eggs well beaten, and three-quarters of a pint of milk; divide in two, and bciil eight hours.
LLANGOLLEN POLICE COURT. Tuesday.—Before Lord Trevor (chairman), D. W. Roberts and J. Darlington, Esqs. DRUNK. Hugh Williams, who denied the charge, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on November 5th, in Llangollen.—P.C. Harris proved the charge as having occurred at 3 p.m.—Defendant who bad not been convieted during the last twelve months, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, the chairman remarking that if he could not stand three glasses as he said he had drunk, he had better be satisfied with one next time. Samuel Bather, Glyn, was charged with being staggering drunk on the 9th October. There had been no convictions during the last six years, and defendant was only fined 5s. and costs. Margaret Jones, Priced-square, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly, at the instance of P.C. (A 33) J.Jones.—Defendant denied the charge, and said she was the mother of 12 children, six of whom she had buried. She had never been summoned before.—Fined 2s 6d. and costs, amounting together to lis. Samuel Griffiths, and John Williams, Pont- cyssylltau, was fined 5s. and costs each for the same offence. Edward Edwards, Mill-street, for drunken and disorderly behavour, was fined 25s. and costs, this being his fourth appearance this year and twice last year. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Jacob Morris, school attendance offieer, who was represented by Mr. L. Lloyd John, applied for a school attendance order against Elizabeth Davies, Glynceiriog, for the non-attendanee of her child at school. There had only been 10 attendances out of 40.-Attendance order made. A PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. Thomas Pilgrim, described as a groom and now a driver, was charged with travelling on the rail- way between Carrog and Llangollen on October 25th.—Mr. A. Lewis was for the prosecution.— Defendant not having a ticket was allowed to proceed to Llangollen on promising to pay at this end, and notice by wire was given.-He failed on the evidence of Thomas Stockton, ticket collector, to offer any ticket or necessary payment.—Five witnesses were summoned at a cost of 2s. 6d. each, and defendant was fined zel and costs, amounting altogether to three guineas and sixpence. EJECTMENT ORDER. An applicatson for an ejectment order was made by Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones against Arthur Edwards, painter, a tenant of Mr. Hiram Davies. The necessary notice having been sworn to by Mr. Alf. George and Mr. O. Thomas, clerks in the employ of Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones, the usual order of 28 days was granted. APPLICATION IN LUNANCY. Mr. E. Foulkes, relieving officer, made an appli- cation for an order to feize certain furniture and money value sP,17 or £18, belonging to Amelia Edwards, char-woman, Llangollen, who is now chargeable to the Union as a lmu.tic.-Order granted. MAINTENANCE. Richard Jones, Cefn, w&s ordered to pay Is. a week towards the maintenance of his father. Defendant alleged that he had a wife and had had fourteen children, seven of them now being alive. Two of the children were stated to be earning good wages. OVERLOADING. Herbert Edwards, driver, was charged with driving two horses and a brake containing 24 persons on the 21st August, so as to cause un- necessary cruelty to the same.-P.S. James Wyse stated that he saw the defendant driving the horses attached to a brake up Grapes Hill. They were light carriage horses, ]5 hands high, and totally unfit for their load. They had to stop on the hill several times from exhaustion, and it was with great difficulty with whip and goading to get them along at all.—Mr. C. W. Richards volunteered evidence and stated that the horses were very much distressed and over-loaded. The driver had to urge on the animals furiously to enable them to make a start. He thought it was a matter which richly deserved notice and correction.—Mr. Blake Jones, S.P.C.A., said the brake itself weighed 18 ewt., and contained 24 passengers.—Defendant said he was licensed to carry 24, and he had only 16 children.—The chairman considered it was gross cruelty on light horses.—Defendant: They are not light horses, lir.-Fined 10s. and costs. BLYTH V. BLYTH. Arthur F. Blyth, tailor, Berwyn-street, was charged at the instance of his wife with persistent cruelty to herself and children.—Mr. Edisbury appeared for complainant, and Mr. E. Foulkes- Jones for defendant.-For the prosecution it was stated that the parties were married on the 23rd November, 1891, and for a time lived in London. Then they came down to live in this neighbour- hood with the father of Mrs. Blyth, while the defendant sought work. He obtained employment at Messrs. Morris and Hughes, and eventually started business for himself. From a short time after marriage he had led his wife a life of most abject misery. He got so drunk that the wife bad to leave him and go with her parents at Garth, but he persuaded her to go back to him, promising to be better. She did so, but now he had broken out again. She had borne two children to him. On St. David's Day he returned home very late at night, broke the furniture, and smashed a chair just over her head, and told her to take care or that he would polish her off." She telegraphed to her father, who came. Defendant told him If you don't take my wife away 1 will kill her, and do for you as well." He afterwards promised to bebave better, but when he got her back he again threatened to "polish her off." On the event of Captain Best's son coming of age defendant again came home very drunk, and in consequence of his ill-usage she with her child had to go and seek shelter with a neighbour. In March of this year he left her again for hours just before her confine- ment, and a charge very much more serious than the one now might have eventuated againsthim, after he bad gone out, during her confinement, she had to crawl out of bed and shut the door, and that made her ill. She sent for her sister owing to his cruel treatment, and she came for a few days. On the 22nd July last defendant was before the Bench and sentenced to 14 days.—The chairman: That has nothing to do with this case.—Mr. Edisbury said he simply wanted to show how the wife had been treated persistently. He then detailed the miserable condition of the house, and the want of the ordinary necessaries of life. She had been obliged to stay out all night, as he said, owing to defendant's threats and cruelty. It was said that she was extravagant and ran into debt, and that accusation he challenged, beyond sometimes ob- taining the necessaries of life. She was a good wife, but he treated her and her children in a brutal way. He was earning at the rate of £ 3 a week, and never attempted to deny it. Under these circumstances he (Mr. Edisbury) asked the Court to grant a separation and make an order for maintenance of 15s. a week for the wife and two children, the latter to be in the custody of the mother.—Mrs. Blyth was then sworn and said she was married to defendant in London in 1891, and in 1892 they came to live with her father at Rhewl. The defendant obtained work at Messrs. Morris and Hughes, He behaved middling to her at first. He started drinking at Rhewl, and had since continued his habit. Her sister, who was on a visit, would net stay at the house, and walked all night to Trevor, reaching at two o'cloek in the morning. She further detailed the events of the night of St. David's Day supper, and said her husband was brought home very drunk by two friends, and he asked for his bottle of whiskey. She knew of no whiskey except the drink he brought a in his pockets. Next day he was a little better, i and then got drunk and tumbled against the door and called her all the names he could. He smashed a chair, and in doing so said—" You keep your eye open." She then sent for her father and mother They came, and her husband sent for a bottle of whiskey, and it was running out of his mouth before he had finished. He told her to go home to her father, and owing to his threats she had to get out by the window. He then consented to be better, and asked her to go back to him on the Saturday night, and she did so. When she got back he called her all the names he could. She further detailed cruel treatment at the birth of her second child, and the kindness of neighbours to her on this occasion. There was no fire in the house and nobody to look after her in her confinement. In July last he was sent to gaol for 14 days for cruelty to his children. The first week after that he was all right. He started drinking again, and accused her of wearing her neighbours' clothes. He also told her—"I would bear six months if I could polish you off." During the last week he had ill-treated her and struck her over the head. Owing to his treatment she bad had to go for protection elsewhere, and got shelter with Mrs. Dean. She now lived apart and asked for a separation order.—Mr. E. Foulkes-Jones in cross- examining as to their domestic relations, com- plainant said she always kept herself, her children, and her house tidy.-Hugh Hughes, father of complainant, was then called in his daughter's behalf, and also Annie Jones, 15 years of age, who had latterly been in the service of the parties. The latter said her master knocked Mrs. Blyth about, and one day threw a piece of pork into the road, and another piece into the fire.-The Bench finally granted a separation order at 12s. 6d. a week, the father to have access to the children at all reasonable times.—Mr. Edisbury asked for advo- cates' fees and the costs of two witnesses, which was granted.-The chairman I have never heard such a cause of brutality in my life—that's all I can say.—Defendant: I have never ill-treated her in my life. CATTLE STRAYING. Mary Jarvis, an aged woman, was fined Is. and costs foj allowing a cow to stray at Garth. P.C. A I Harris proved the case. SHEEP SCAB. Robert Jones, Ffynnon Las, for neglecting to dip 23 sheep within the stipulated five days after their removal into Denbighshire was fined 20s. and costs 6s. 6d. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. Ed. Morris, horse driver, Oswestry, was charged with cruelly ill-treating a horse on Sept. 30th, and Joseph Howarth, hay and corn merchant, Oswestry, the owner of the hosse, was charged with allowing the same to be so treated.—Inspector Blake Jones, R.S.P.C.A., prosecuted, and Mr. Glascodine of Oswestry, defended.—P.C. Williams, Chirk, and George Clayton, ostler at the Hand Hotel, proved the case.—Morris was fined 5s. and costs, and the charge against Howarth was dismissed.
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TEMPERANCE TALK. The Llangollen Band of Hope held its weekly meeting on Saturday, wbpn a very good programme was gone through, viz -Hymn, "Yma cur a blinder cawn," recitation of the xix psalm by John Price Phillips, and an address by Mr. W. A. Roberts, Llandynan, then followed a competition, impromptu speaking, on "Castell Dinas Bran," first, Howell Roberts; second, Horace Foulkes; after which Miss Ellinor Jones, Trevor, gave a song, which brought a vary interesting meeting to an end. The fortnightly meeting sf the Eirianallt Band of Hope was held on Wednesday evening. Mr. W. Prydderch, Vivod, who occupied the chair, opened the proceedings with an interesting and instructive address. The following was the programme :— Opening chorus, Gwel Fanerau Dirwest." Recit- ation, "Y tren." Miss Maggie Williams, Vivod. Song, Village Bells," Miss Margt. J. Williams, Laundry. Rhysgog. Reading, Master W. Williams, Vivod. Solo," Mae swyn yn 'r enw Iesu," Miss Maggie Williams. Reading, Mr. M. Williams. Recitation. The baby over the way," Miss Minnie Jones, Dolfawr. Address, Mr. Moss, Berwyn. The increased attendance is very encouraging to the friends of temperance in the district. Special temperance sermons were preached at most of the Nonconformist chapels in North Wales, and at several of the services collections were made in aid of the funds of the North Wales Temperance Association. The following resolution, suggested by the Association, on Sunday, was submitted for adoption by several congregations:—"That, inas- much as the Royal Commission ofl889,on Welsh Sun- dayclosing,foundthe overwhelming opinion of Wales in favour of amending and strengthening the Welsh Sunday Closing Act, and its extension to Monmouthshire, and as their recommendations have also been unanimously adopted by the Royal Com- mission on the liquor lieensing laws, this meeting strongly urges Her Majesty's Government to give facilities during the next session of Parliament for the passporating these amendments, which has behind it the emphatic support of the great majority of the people of Wales."
CHURCH AND CHAPEL. Captain-Griffiths, of the Church Army, now stationed at Bryn-y-maen, Colwyn Bay, is leaving for Carnarvon, where he will commence his duties on January 1. Special services in connection with the Flintshire Methodist Presbytery were held at Zion Chapel, Wrexham on Sunday. The services will be continued on Monday and Tuesday. The special preachers are the Revs. J. J. Roberts (Iolo Carnarfon), Portmadoc; R. Jones, Rhos; J. ,H. Williams, Brymbo; and J. Williams, Princes-road, Liverpool. The Talwrn Congregational Chapel, near Wrexham, was reopened on Sunday, after undergoing extensive alterations and enlargement, at a cost of over £500. A handsome pipe-orgam has also been built in the chapel. The special preachers at the reopening services, which were continued on Monday, were the Revs. T. E. Thomas (Coedpoeth), R. Peris Williams, (Wrexham), and H. Rees, (Bryngwran). The Bethlehem Congregational Church, Rhos, of which the Rev. R. Roberts (the chairman of the English Congregational Union of North Wales) has unanimously decided to pay half the amount of the debt of about £700 remaining upon the new chapel recently erected by the sister church at Salem, Rhos. The Rev. R. Roberts has also contributed £ 50 towards the Welsh Congregational Forward Movement. The Rev. Thomas Roberts, Calvinistic Methodist minister, Jerusalem, Bethesda, died suddenly on Friday evening. Mr. Roberts, who leaves a widow and one son, was at the shop in High-street, Bangor, about seven o'clock, and complained of being unwell. Stimulants were sent for, and Dr. Richard Jones was called in. The deceased, who had been for a long time suffering from heart disease, died in about half an hour. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Bethesda. The fame and popularity of the late Mr. Roberts drew an immense gathering of representative Nonconformists from all parts of North Wales, and there were quite three thousaud people in attendance. The service at the graveside was con- dueted by the Revs. Dr. Cynhafal Jones and J. Roberts (Tai Hen). The singing of the great crowd in the open air was very impressive. A fire broke, out on Saturday evening at Cophouse Farm, Sealand, on the Hawarden estate, and damage was done to the amount of £ 2,000.
LLANGOLLEN LIVE STOCK SALES. Messrs. Jones and Son again conducted a most successful sale of fat and store stock in the Smith- field, Llangollen, on Tuesday. The exhibition of stock all round was quite satisfactory, and the prices ealed favourably for the seller. The demand for fat cattle was very keen, and resulted in an excellent trade. Good dairy cows were also eagerly sought after, and the prices realized were high. Steers were well disposed of. A very good supply of sheep came into the market, and best quality realized improved prices. Very few sheep were unsold, the farmers being in several instanees more than satisfied with the figures obtained. A very large number of pigs of all classes were offered and trade showed a decided improvement on last sale, A grand lot of buyers now attend these sales from all parts, and the market continues to improve. XMAS FAT STOCK SALE. We would remind our readers of the great Xmas Fat Stock Sale. to be held on December 12th, at which prizes are offered in eleven classes. Five of the classes are for open competition, and six for competition by regular supporters only. The auctioneers expect a grand show and sale, and inform us that the sale will be supported by all the agriculturists in the neighbourhood, and attended by many large and influential buyers. Messrs. Jones and Son are going to the expense of issuing catalogues, and the entries close cn December 4th. It is hoped that all farmers will kindly forward particulars of stock they are sending not later than that date.
Birtbs, Carriages, and deaths. BIRTBS. Nov. 26th, the wife of Mr. Thomas Hughes, John- street, Llangollen, of a son. Nov. 26th, the wife of Mr. John Roberts, 24,Beacon's- hill, Denbigh, of a son. MARRIAGES. Nov. 27th, at Gwyddelwern Methodist Chapel, by the Rev. David Williams, Baptist minister, Llangollen, Mr. G. W. Thomas, The Stores, Church-street, second son of Mrs. Thomas, Fern Cottage, Market-street, Llangollen, to Miss Laura Hughes, second daughter of Mr. John Hughes, Blaenau Festiniog, and niece to Mrs. Roberts, Trevelyan Hotel. Nov. 18th, at the Llanrwst registrar's office, Mr. Evan Davies, Bryn Eidal, Penmachuo, to Miss Kate Hughes, Vale View, Dolyddelen. Nov. 29th, at Ainon Chapel, Dolywern, Glyn, by the Rev. Joseph James, minister, and Mr. James Clarke, registrar, Mr. Edward Jones, Ty-helyg, to Miss Mary Watkin, Springhill,—both of Glyntraian. UK A TBS. Nov. 10th, aged 60, Ann, wife of Mr. Thomas Marchant, of the Chainbridge Hotel, Llangollen. Nov. 17th, aged 79, Mr. Messech Jones, Wern, Bryneglwys. Nov. 24th, aged 82, Mrs. Catherine Edwards, Church- street, Llangollen. Nov. 29th, aged 53, Catherine, wife of Mr. Thomas Owens, Penygaer, Garth, Trevor. Nov. 28th, aged 73, Mr. John Edwards, Cilnant, Glynceiriog. Nov. 22nd, at 26, Ash Grove, Seaforth, near Liver- pool, Emma, the beloved wife of Mr. W. G. Christian, and third daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Roberts, butcher, Llanymynech. Nov. 23rd, aged 19, at the Infirmary, Gloucester, Herbert Llewellyn (Bert), youngest son of the Rev. John Jones, Willow-street, Oswestry. Nov. 21st, aged 31, Harriet, beloved daughter of Mr. William Jones, 22, Chapel-street, Denbigh. Nov. 24th, aged 65, Mr. Lewis Roberts, 11, Middle- lane, Denbigh.
A concert, which was not very largely attended, was given in the Assembly Rooms, yesterday week, in aid of the Valley Crusia Abbey Excavation Fund. The entertainment which was under distinguished patronage was well-sustained by Madame Rees, Miss Attwell, Messrs. Owen Roberts, R.A.M., J. H. Davies, Hirram Davies, W. P. Jones, Watkin Pritchard, J. D. Evans, G. W. Thomas, W. Selby, and others. The vocalists generally met with a very cordial reception for their laudable and successful efforts. --+-- A most successful sale of work and social tea in aid of building fund of the Rev. Dr. Pritchard Memorial Chapel was held on Friday and Saturday. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. Lloyd John. of Corwen, who, for severai years was a prominent member of the church, and has ever since evinced the greatest interest in the welfare of the cause. A hearty vote of thanks, upon the motion of Mr. Coward, and seconded by Mr. Hiram Davies, was accorded to Mr. and Mrs. John for their kind presence and support. About one hundred and fifty friends sat down to a substantial tea, provided by the ladies of the church and congrega- tion, Mrs. Hiram Davies and Miss Polly Roberts acting as collectors, to whom great credit is due. The sale realized over d650 after paying all expenses. This is very satisfactory considering that the recent bazaar held in July last realised the handsome sum of V,303 after all expens s were paid. The committee on behalf of the church beg to thank one and all who have contributed in any way to the success of the undertaking. +