THE NORTH WALES COLLIERS' STRIKE. One of the most disastrous effects of the North Wales collier's strike, as yet, was announced on Wednesday week, when it was made known that the proprietors of the Brynyrowen Colliery, Ruabon, had determined to close the colliery and take down and remove the machinery, &c., at once. At this colliery, as at many others in the district, the influx of water into the mines causes considerable inconvenience and difficulty in work- ing and even with the aid of large and powerful pumping engines the enemy can scarcely be coped with, for at any cessation of work there is a risk that it will quite overpower the attempts to keep it under control. This being the case, the pro- prietors of the colliery gave notice to the men who went out on strike on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, that unless they returned to work on Tuesday the colliery would be closed. The men remained firm and refused to go in, hence the result. The closing of the pit, which has been one of the largest in the district, but has been gradually emptied of the greater part of its stores, will be a great blow to the prosperity of the district.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. 0 9 BIRTHS. Nov. 6th, the wife of Mr. Richard Jarvis, Dee-mill- place, Llangollen, of a daughter. Nov. 10th, the wife of Mr. Thos. Pike, Queen-street, Llangollen, of a son. MARRIAGES. Nov. Gth, at the Parish Church, Rhosymedre, by the Rev. 1. D. Edwards, Mr. Hugh Davies, Eirianellt, to Miss Mary Davies, Hand Hotel, Llangollen (daughter of Mr. John Davies, Einion Ddu, Tregeiriog). DEATHS. Nov. 4th, at St. Lucia, West Indies, Thomas Jones, Esq., formerly of Barbadoas, and late of St. John's W ood, London, brother-in-law of the Rev. J.H.Hughes, Cefn, Ruabon, aged 71 years. Oct. 30th, at Bryn-y-Grog, near Wrexham, Mary, youngest daughter of the late William Elias, Esq., The Abbey, near Llanrwst. Nov. 3rd, aged 79, the wife of Mr. Morgan Jones Jones, Llanfyllin. Nov. 1st aged 84, Mrs. Jones, Ship Inn, Tremadog, and mother of Mr. David Jones, auctioneer, Tremadoc Nov. 11th, aged 63, Mr. Caleb Richards. Glynceiriog. The funeral will take place on Monday next.
BALA. THE BODY OF A CHILD FOUND IN THE DEE.-On Friday, the 29th ult, an inquest was held at the Town Hall, before G. J. Williams, Esq., and a jury, touching the death of a newly born female child, found in the river Dee, at Park Bach. It was discovered by a gentleman from the vicinity of Llangollen, who had come up to fish, and who at once gave information to the police at Bala. A post-mortem examination had been made by Dr. Jones, who said that the child was born alive, but he could not say how long it lived after birth nor could he give the cause of death. He believed the body had been in the water for about ten days. The jury returned an open verdict of found dead." PETTY SESSIONS.—October 30th, before W. P. Jones, and E. G. Jones, Esqrs.—William Rowland, who pleaded guilty to being drunk and riotous on last fair day, was fined 5s. and costs. Thomas Jones, Ty'nywern, was charged by Henry 19th October.- Weetnan said that on that day Weetnan, with being in pursuit of game on the he was going to Penygarth, and when near the Rhiwaedog, he saw the defendant with a sheep dog and a terrier. The dogs were running a hare or a rabbit. He saw him beating the gorse. He saw the dogs a second time running a rabbit, and the defendant encouraging them. Witness then took him to Mr. Kickman. The defendant, who seemed to be about 14 years of age, said he was mending the hedge, and that the dogs ran after a rabit of their own accord, and he was trying to stop them when the keeper came up. He was discharged with a caution. ABERYSTWYTH. A JOURNEY ON THE CONTINENT.—A verg in- structive and interesting lecture was delivered on the above subject on Friday night week at the Shiloh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in this town by the Rev. Thomas Charles Edwards, M.A., principal of the University College of Wales, the chair being occupied by the Rev. John Williams, C.M., of this place. This was the first of a series of lectures to be delivered to the young men belonging to the Calvinistic Methodist chapels in the town. The Rev. William Evans, M.A., minister of the English Presbyterian Chapel in the place, moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer. Mr. Alderman Richard Roberts seconded the motion, which was heartily adopted. These lectures will be given weekly, and several able gentlemen are already announced to deliver them. HOLYHEAD. THE SUNKEN VESSEL EDITH,"—The s.s. Edith which was sunk through coming into collision with the Duchess of Sutherland in Holyhead harbour on the morning of September 8th, is still in the same position, the tops of her funnels and masts alone being visible. A contract for raising her was made with Mr. Shuttleworth, of Hull; but the work was considerably delayed, owing to the late arrival of a small screw steamer which conveyed the machinery and appartus from Hull, which had to put into some port for shelter through stress of weather. Divers have been continually at work, and they have succeeded in bringing ashore the vessel's cables, and other heavy articles, the releasing of which will greatly facilitate the work of raising her. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th and 28th, Mr. Shuttleworth made an attempt to raise her, but his best efforts were of no avail. The plan which he adopted was a simple one, and it is stated that several ships have been raised upon the same principle. Large india rubber bags were placed in the vessels's holds by divers, into which air was forced by machinery; and as these bags expanded, the water in the holds was necessarily forced out. The contractor was sanguine of success up to the last moment, but he was reluctantly compelled to abandon all hopes of fulfilling the contract, and has left the town. The JL. and N. W. Railway Company have now undertaken the work themselves, which has been commenced under the superintence of Capt. Dent, R,N. Large pontoons have been purchased for the purpose, which are to be lashed to the vessel at low water, and the result of a second attempt will be known in a few days. RHYL. THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.—Our Rhyl correspondent writes—"The mystery connected with the sudden and somewhat remarkable disappearance of Mrs. West, wife of a London stockbroker, from her friends at Rhyl has been to some extent cleared up. Inquiries were made for the lady from her brother in London, but he has taken no notice of the letter. At length the police traced her to Liverpool, where she had engaged as teacher in a seminary; but instead of being found in the midst of her pupils, she was discovered by the park keeper of Stanley Park lying in a secluded part of the park asleep under some leaves. Seeing she was respectable he got her to town, but there she gave him the slip.' She is now in Liverpool, but, considering the whole of the peculiar circumstances of the case, it is not probable that her friends or the police at Rhyl will interfere further in the matter. No reason is given for the lady's remarkable proceedings.Liverpool Mercury. VAYNOL, near BANGOR. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS.—On Thursday evening, the 4th inst., the first of a series of the above entertainments was held at the schoolroom of the above place, when Mr. Rees Williams, Ty'nclwt, occupied the chair with his usual ability. The following programme was gone through to the satisfaction of all present Address by the Chairman. Song and chorus, Annie of the Vale," by Vaynol school juvenile party. Glee, 0 flodyn, tlws flodyn," by the Glee Party. Song and chorus, "J ust after the battle," by Miss Owen, Brithdir. Impromptu reading, "Y ddafad benllwyd" (children under fourteen years of age to compete) best, Henry Roberts, Treborth Farm; second, Elizabeth Jones, Penrhos. Song, Burlesque band," by the Vaynol school juvenile party, which was encored. Song, "Minstrel boy,' by Miss Ellis, Goetre. Song," Eryri," by Mr. H. Roberts, Glasinfryn. Glee, "Myfanwy," by the Gelli Glee Party. Recitation, "Yrhwn sydd heb ei fai sydd heb ei eni," in which four competed; best, Elizabeth Williams, Ty'nlan. This subject caused a great deal of applause, as the piece chosen was a real good one, and was well recited by the competitors. This ended the first part. The second part commenced with a song and chorus, Footsteps on the stairs," by a selection from |the Yaynol juvenile choir, which was capitally rendered, and was encored. Dialogue, The Miller," by Messrs. Griffiths and Evans. Song, "Through lanes with hedgerous pearly" on the tune "Boneddwr mawr o'r Bala," by the Vaynol juvenile choir, in English and Welsh, which was encored. Song, Peidiwch a dyweyd wrth fy nghariad," by Miss Ellis. Poetical, Mr. Rees Williams. Song, Wele oleu yn y ffenestr," by Miss Owen, and was encored. Glee, How bright and clear," by the Gelli Glee Party. Finale, God save the Queen," by Miss Owen. This being the first entertainment of this nature held in this locality, we were glad to find it so well patronised, and we hope the inhabitants will continue to appreciate them during the present winter. It is expected that much good will accrue from these meetings, and that young men will come forward to show their talented powers, which, we believe, will be far more beneficial to them in the end, than to waste their leisure moments and money at the public houses. After a proper termination, the com- pany dispersed, highly pleased with the enter- tainment. It is pleasing to state that the whole proceedings passed off in a most gratifying and satisfactory manner. We understand that the next meeting will be held on Friday evening, the 1. 19th inst.-— Correspondent. TREGEIRIOG- PLOUING MATCH.—A contest in ploughing took place in a field belonging to Mr. Ed. Edwards, Pentre-ucha, of the above place, on Friday last, the judges being Messrs. Robert Roberts, Vron, Slatyn, and Richard Lewis, Glan-yr-afon, Llan- silin. The first prize was awarded to Mr. John Morris, a servant in the employ of Mr. Lewis Edwards, Llwythder-issaf the second to Mr. J. Hughes, servant to Mr. John White, Ty-issaf, Tregeiriog; third to Mr. John Evans, servant at Llwythder-ucha; and the fourth to Mr. Thos. Evans, Fodwen. The ploughs of the first and third were made by Mr. L. Humphreys, Trap, Llanrhaiadr, and those of the other two by Mr. Zechariah Jones, Cynwyd. WREXHAM. ANOTHER ESCAPE FROM GAOL.—On Sunday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, a young fellow named Jackson, who had been remanded until Wednesday on a charge of stealing a cow, made his escape from the Wrexham lockup. He succeeded in shooting back the bolt of the lock on the corridor door, and thus gained his liberty without being observed. He has not yet been re-apprehended. This is the fourth escape from the Wrexham bridewell within twelve months. LLANIDLOES. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—The topic of the day in this town last week, was the municipal election There were eight gentlemen nominated, for the four vacant seats in the town council, as follows: Messrs. W. Thomas, Foundry, E. Bowen, grocer, E. Davies, manufacturer, G. Morgan, inn-keeper, T. O. Benbow, grocer, D. Davies, draper, E. Williams, inn-keeper, and R. G. Green- how, Hotel keeper. The former were the retiring four, but again offered themselves for re-election. The four successful candidates returned on Mon- day, the polling day, to be council men for the next three years, were Messrs. E. Davies, W. Thomas, R. G. Greenhow, and E. Williams. PREACHING MEETING.—Saturday evening and Sunday last, the 6th and 7th inst., the Congrega- tionalists of this town, held their annual preaching meeting, when those two eminent and popular ministers, the Rev. G. Williams, Abercanaid, and Dr. Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), Chester, delivered seven excellent sermons to an extra- ordinary large congregations. TEA PARTY.—On Tuesday, the 9th inst. (being the Mayor's day), Mr. W. Thomas, the mayor of this borough for the ensuing year, gave a feast of tea and bara brith to upwards of one thousand two hundred children under the age of sixteen, belonging to the various Sunday schools in the town. This kind and benevolent deed will no doubt be long remembered by the children and their parents. In the evening, at Bethel Chapel, a public meeting was held, when suitable addresses were delivered by several gentlemen. Cortespondent. TREFEGLWYS. MINISTERIAL.—We are given to understand that the Rev. Elias Jones, Calvinistic Methodist minister, at Maentwrog, has. or is about resign- ing his pastorate duties at the above place, and has accepted an invitation to the pastorate of a church belonging to the same connection worshipping at Gleunant, Trefeglwys. He intends entering upon his ministerial duties there in the month of February, ..1876.-Riclls. CORWEN. DRAINAGE OF CORWEN.-At a meeting of the Sanitary Authority, held at the Boardroom, on Friday, November 5th, it was resolved to adopt the plans of the surveyor, and make a drain from Corwen to Bonwm. The proposal is opposed, by the ratepayers, as it will entail a very heavy expenditure, and it is rumoured that a public meeting will shortly be held on the subject. RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. FUNERAL OF THE REV. JOSEPH JONEs.-The Rev. Jos. Jones, who was a native of Rhos, died on Monday, Nov. 1st, in his 53rd year, after a long and painful illness, leaving three young children-two girls and a boy to mourn their loss. He had been a preacher for the Calvinistic Methodist body for many years, and in the year 1868 he was ordained. On Monday, November 8th, at three p.m., his friends met at the Capel Mawr, and after suitable addresses by Revs. John Jones, Rhos. The procession wended its way towards Rhos Churchyard—the body being borne by six young men of Capel Mawr. In the evening a funeral sermon was delivered at the Capel Mawr by the Rev. J. Jones, pastor, from 1 Thess. iv. 14. The service was opened by Mr. Josiah Jones, Rhos (now of Bala College). The procession was as large as any we have witnessed at Rhos for several years.
PROPOSED RAILWAY TO CERYG-Y-DRUIDION. Through the influence of the Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire and Mr. Charles Salusbury Mainwaring, Llaethwryd, Ceryg-y-druidion, a public meeting was held at Ruthin on Monday week to take steps for carrying out a line of railway from there to Ceryg-y-druidion. The project was carried through Lord Redesdale's court during the session of 1873 but in con- sequence of the great rise in the price of iron, the projectors thought it best to abandon their bill until a more favourable season arrived. It has now again been brought forward, and this meeting was called to discuss a proposal for applyiny to Parliament next session to pass a bill for the formation of the line upon the narrow guage principle. 0 The Lord Lieutenant presided, and explained the project. Should the proposal be realised a line would be made which would doubtless tend to further the interests of all in the neighbour- hood. Two years ago the same scheme had been proposed, and it was indeed carried up to a certain point. It failed, however, through adverse circumstances. They did not go to Parliament, although they had given the neces- sary notices, and had got through the Commission Court. He had had an interview with Lord Redesdale, who said that if ever the line were made, it would be of considerable advantage to the district through which it passed. He would call upon Mr. Adams to lay the particulars he I had before them. Mr. Llewelyn Adams had very great pleasure in doing so. Two engineers and himself had undertaken the expense and trouble of ascertain- ing the cost and best way of making. He showed the character of the proposed line, produced statistics and plans, and said the capital required would be only Y,60,000, the line being made on the narrow guage principle. Mr. Robert Evans believed that the statistics which Mr. Adams bad given them were fairly correct and that the estimates were the same. Mr. C. Mainwaring also consided Mr. Adams had laid before them a very fair estimate of what the traffic would be. Mr. Thomas, of W rexham, spoke in favour of the proposed line, and said that Mr. Low and himself had been engaged in preparing the plans for the line from Wrexham to Ruthin, and they hope to carry their bill through Parliament next year. It was then resolved, That a committee of six at Ruthin, with the lord lieutenant as chair- man, and a joint-committtee of six at Ceryg-y- druidion, with Mr. Charles Mainwaring as chair- man, be formed to examine the proposed line, and ascertain whether there >vas a reasonable prospect of raising the capital required." As this meeting was held during market time, when the tradesmen of the town were too busily engaged to attend, it was adjourned until Wednesday night, when there was a good meet- ing, and the project very cordially received.
FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT THE CARNARVON RAILWAY STATION. A frightful accident, fatal in its consequences, occurred at the above place on Thursday evening week, when Mr. W. Royan, 2, Constantine- terrace, met with his death by falling under the railway carriage wheels. The deceased, who was a widower, held an important office connected with the Dinorwic Quarries. On the day of the sad occurrence he was returning home to Carnarvon, arriving by the six o'clock train. The Llanberis train, on arriving at this station, proceeds in the direction of the water tank, where, after the tickets have been collected, is shunted to the Bangor bay." It appears that the unfortunate gentleman, as the train was backing for that platform, opened the carriage door, and must have either attempted to jump on to the platform, or missed his footing, and fell under the wheels. The train was proceeding at a four-mile pace at the time, and it is conjectured that the deceased attempted to get out. He however, fell under the wheels, and a number of carriages passed over the lower part of the body, which was so crushed that the intestines protruded. It appears that on falling he shouted, but the train had passed over him before it could be stopped. Several persons ran to his assistance, and he was conveyed to the ladies' waiting room, where Dr. W. W. Roberts, was immediately in attendance. On being examined, it was found that his injuries, internal, and external, were of a frightful character. Dr. Roberts pronounced the case a hopeless one, and after brief but intense suffering, the deceased died at half-past seven o'clock. When the deceased's daughter and sister arrived on the spot, the scene was most heartrending, and general sympathy was shown for them as they left the station, followed by the body, which was conveyed to Constantine-terrace. Mr. Jones, the station master, rendered every assistance in his power, and had the painful task of going to Constantine-terrace to break the sorrowful news to the mother and sister. The unfortunate gentleman was generally esteemed in this town, where he had resided from his youth. Through his untiring efforts he succeeded in attaining a position of trust in connection with the Dinorwic Quarry, where, a few weeks ago, he was appointed to a more responsible office. As a Christian he was devout and zealous, and in his death the Wesleyan cause of this town has lost a deacon whose constant aim was to do good. Mr. Royan took great interest in young men, and held with them Bible classes and a prayer meetings. The deceased leaves an aged mother, a sister, and two children to mourn their loss, and the deepest sympathy is felt for them under their sad affliction. The inquest was held on Friday, when the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
HEAVY FINE FOR SUPPLYING IMPURE GAS. At Blackpool on Monday, five charges were preferred again the Fleetwood Gas Company by the Local Board of Health of that town. Three of the charges were for supplying impure gas, and the two others for insufficient pressure. The gas supplied by the company during the past six months has been so exceedingly impure that birds have been killed in the houses, and the inhabitants themselves have been so affected that many have ceased to use the gas. Several meetings of inhabitants have been held to protest 'again the gas supply, and the proceedings of the board were taken in consequence of the action of the townsmen. The bench inflicted the maximum penalty of £ 20 in the case heard, and the other four cases were withdrawn on payment of the I court fees.
WORMS are the cause of nine-tenths of the diseases of children, therefore it is very important that every parent should seek the right remedy for their ex- pulsion, and that remedy is undoubtedly found in Williams's Pontardawe Worm Lozenges," which have stood the test for the last twenty years, and are now more popular than ever. See that the words Williams's Worm Lozenges" are engraved on the government stamp, without which none are genuine. Sold by most chemists at 9 £ d., Is. l|d., and 2s. 91. per box, or by post for 14 and 34 stamps, from the sole manufacturer, J. Davies, Chemist, Swansea. BEWARE OF PIRATICAL IMITATIONS OF ALLCOCK'S POROUS PLASTER.—Owing to the wonderful sale these celebrated plasters have obtained by their curative properties in lumbago, sciatica, rheumatism, pains in side and back, and, in short, all pains and local affections, some unprincipled parties have been manufacturing and offering for sale spurious plasters, put up in such a manner so as to deceive the unwary, and, as sole agent for Great Britain and Ireland, I can guarantee none genuine save they bear on the Revenue Stamp, in white letters, the words ALLCOCK & Co. POROUS PLASTERS, and the public, by never purchasing unless this is on, will secure to them- selves the genuine Porous Plaster guaranteed by Henry D. Brandreth, Liverpool, sole agent for Europe and the Colonies.. A RAILWAY ACCIDENT to any .particular person is no doubt a (theoretically) remote contingency; but as it may happen, as a matter of fact, the very next journey undertaken, and as the sum at which it will be seen the risk (in a pecuniary sense) may be extinguished for life is almost absurdly small, it is not too much to say that the Insurance is an obvious duty in case of most travellers. <±/l,00u it killed, with liberal allowances if injured, for a SINGLE PAYMENT of £ 3 covering the WHOLE LIFE, smaller amounts in proportion. RAILWAY ACCIDENT MUTUAL ASSURANCE COMPANY, LImited. Sir JOHN MURRAY, BART., Chairman. 42, Poultry, London Prospectuses, &c., on application to W. BURR, F.S.S., manager, or to Mr. H. Jones, Advertiser," Office, FLORILINE !—For the Teeth and Breath.-—A. few drops of the liquid "Florilme sprinkled on a wet tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, which thor- oughly cleanses the teeth trom all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, gives to the teeth a Pe°?,r Poariy whiteness, and a delightful fragrance to the breath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising rom ecayed teeth or tobacco smoke. "The Fragrant Flonhne," being composed in part of honey an sweet herbs, is deli- 'reE6 cious to the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Price 2s. 6d. of a Chemists and Per- fumers. Prepared by Henry C. GALLUP, 493, Oxford- street, London. „ THROAT AFFECTIONS AND LIOAESENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of t le lroat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous lozenges are now 8old by most respectable chemists in this country at ls. i4d. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections cannot try them too soon as similar tioubles, it allowed to progress result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown s Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Manu- factured by JOHN I. BROWX & SONS Boston, United StateSi itepotj 4^3, Oxford-street, London.
THE PUBLIC WORSHIP PACILITIES BILL AND THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE'S EVIDENCE. The Church Times of last week has the following letter on the above subject from the Vicar of Ruabon, the evidence that had been given before the Parliamentary Committee on this Bill in reference to the Wynnstay services in the parish having previously appeared in the paper. The great defect in Mr. Salt's Bill seems to be that it does not take the parish as a whole. We do not speak from the incumbent point of view. There are other rights than those of incumbents, the rights of the parishioners. The parish church is, or ought to be, a bond of union between the rich and the poor of the parish. And the parochial clergyman ought to be able to enlist the charity and the sympathies of the one towards making adequate provision for the spiritual wants of the other. There can be no doubt that the want which this Bill pro- fesses to meet does exist. In many parishes there is a large population too far from the parish church to attend the services regularly, or to benefitted by its ministrations. But then it often happens, in fact it will probably be found to be the case in most parishes, that the wealthy part of the population reside in one end of the parish and the poor in the other. Now it is just in this that this Bill seems to fail altogether. We want additional facilities for public worship, but we want this as much and more for the poor than for the rich. But this Bill will not only not provide for the poor part of the population, but will make the difficulty of doing so greater than it is at present. The west end can generally now be influenced to assist in providing for the east end. But is this likely to be so when the rich corner of the parish is cut off from the poor? The Bill pro- fesses to provide a cheap and easy method of church extension. But for whom would the method be cheap and easy ? Would it be easy to raise even JE.500 for a building, and an adequate sum for the clergyman's stipend in a poor district now looked upon by its wealthy fellow- parishioners as distinct and separate ? Would it not be more likely to assist in contributing to- wards real Church extension if the bishop was empowered, whenever a petition was presented from any parish, to take that parish, as a whole and to determine what additional facilities for public worship may be required for the poor as well as the wealthy part of the population who may be equally distant from the parish church, but that the additional facilities provided should not be for the one only to the exclusion of the other. In this way the rights of the poorer parish- ioners would be maintained. And the additional facilities for the public worship would not be provided for the wealthier part of the parish to the neglect of their less favoured fellow parish- ioners. My own parish would afford an illustra- tion of my meaning, The parish church stands prettly nearly in the centre; the agricultural well-to-do part of the parish extending about three miles in one direction, the mining part about the same distance in the other direction. From these outlying districts they might attend church once a Sunday, but not more. When I came to the parish, I found one schoolroom service held in the agricultural end of the parish, towards which a payment was made by one of the landed proprietors. The payment I trans- ferred to the clergyman I found as curate in the parish as long as he remained in augmentation of hisistipend. The first year I received it myself, I applied it as the landed proprietor's subscrip- tion towards the building of a schoolroom in the milling district. And I consider that this sub- scription assists me in providing one Sunday service in the mining district schoolroom. Now if-provision were made for the agricultural di "let under the operation of Mr. Salt's Bill, it /ould be the means of taking away the assistance now received towards providing the additional services for the populous but poor mining district; and not only so, but it would help to break down that which serves now to some extent to bridge over the space between the rich and the poor, and to bring the wants of the one under the notice and sympathies of the other. I have gone into these details merely to illustrate my meaning, and because Ruabon parish may, perhaps, be looked upon as a specimen parish in this respect. There are doubtless many other parishes similarly circumstanced. But I find that Ruabon parish has been brought forward before the Parliamentary Committee 011 this Bill as a specimen parish from another point of view and that as incumbent I have had the honour, as the Church Times puts it, of being trotted out as one of the obstinate ecclesiastics in reference to another service in the parish, the Wynnstay service. Now as this Bill, calculated as it is to revolu- tionize the whole parochial system, will no doubt be brought forward next session, it is of the first importance that public opinion should be rightly informed in regard to it. Evidence that may have been given is not of merely local importance. The obstinate ecclesiastics' story should be heard as well as that of the promoters of the Bill. There may be another side to the question. And it is a matter that very closely concerns the interests of the Church generally that it should be known how far the working of the present parochial system would justify the evidence that has been given in favour of Mr. Salt's Bill. And it is on these grounds that I would ask you to be allowed in your next paper to subjoin the following facts to certain points in the evidence given by Mr. Owen Wynne before the Committee of the House of Commons in reference to the Wynnstay services in this 1. Evidence: "Sir Watkin Wynn has built a chapel, and wants to have a chaplain." Facts: The building referred to is neither con- secrated, licenced, nor endowed. 2. Evidence: "Service was held in school- room." Facts: The first service was taken by the vicar in 1865, and constantly afterwards when was well enough. The last time he took the service was in 1874. The service is looked upon as a public service in the parish. 3. Evidence: "Chaplain resigned and took a curacy in London two months since." Facts: Sir Watkin has never had a chaplain. The vicar, to oblige Sir Watkin, has allowed his curates to undertake such duties as a chaplain would have done. Mr. Owen and Mr. Lawrence were nominated by him as his curates to under- take such duties in addition to their work in the parish. He afterwards nominated Mr. Meredith, who has recently taken a curacy in London, as his curate, to give his whole time to such duties within the Wynnstay-park walls." w 4 Evidence: "Vicar will not allow another, unless he is appointed as his curate." Facts: Could the vicar nominate a chaplain to Sir Watkin except as his curate? To meet Sir Watkin's wishes, he agreed before Mr. Meredith left that a clergyman should be appointed by Sir Watkin to otficiate in the chapel at Wynnstay, on condition that his name should be submitted to and approved of, by the vicar before his appointment. Subsequently Mr. Owen Wynn informed the vicar, before Mr. Meredith left, that Sir Watkin was satisfied with the arrange- ment that had been made, except that he wished the clergyman to be licensed. The vicar explained to Mr. Wynn that he was quite prepared to have a curate licensed to him, if Sir Watkin wished if and that Sir Watkin could choose whichever he preferred, either to have a clergyman licensed to the vicar to act as his curate, or to have a clergyman not licensed in the way that he had been arranged. 5. Evidince:" A chaplain could only minister to inmates of mansions. The lodge-keeper could not even attend except by vicar's leave." Facts: The vicar neither did, nor could, object to any lodge-keeper, or anyone else, attending the Wynnstay services. He arranged when he licensed Mr. Meredith as his curate that he should give his whole time to minister, not only to inmates of mansion, but also to all within the park walls. He arranged, when Mr. Meredith left, by the scheme already alluded to, that the clergyman so appointed should continue to visit the same district with the addition, as Sir Watkin wished it, of families of workmen on the Wynnstay pay-sheet." 6. Evidence: "Sir Watkin has never inter- fered with, nor desired to do so, with parochial matter in services or church." Facts: The Wynnstay service is a public ser- vice. 7. Evidence:" The only reason the vicar gives for refusal is 'it will be taking power out of his hands.' Facts: Did the vicar ever use these words? If so, in what sense ? The vicar explained that he could not agree to anything that would be virtually an "imperium in imperio." The vicar said to Mr. Wynn, at the vicarage, to himself personally it was quite immaterial, that he should be glad if Sir Watkin could have his own way by means of Mr. Salt's Bill or any other Bill, but that he must decline making himself responsible for introducing into his parish any arrangement that he believed would be an evil, and, as far as he could see, likely to throw the whole parochial machinery into disorder. 8. Evidence:" It has been referred to Bishop, and Bishop sympathises with Sir Watkin Wynn." Facts: The late Bishop instructed the vicar that, when the new chapel was built, it ought to be consecrated and endowed. 9. Evidence:" He would bargain not to open chapel when church was open." Facts: It had been arranged before this evi- dence was given, in the scheme already referred to, that services may be held in the chapel at any hour after 2 p.m. on Sundays, &c. I have to apologise for troubling you with these local details. It becomes, however, an interesting inquiry, if this is a fair specimen of the lay grievances, how far such grievances really exist, and what would be the nature of the remedy required in a Public Worship Facilities Bill." E. W. EDWARDS, Vicar of Ruabon Oct. 18th, 1875.
THE WEATHER, AGRICULTURE, AND THE CORN TRADE. The Mark-lane Express says:—" In favourable situated soils the autumnal sowings have been resumed, but a great extent of country is yet too sodden for the work. In France, however, it has been prosecuted freely, and they have nearly completed their labours. The continued heavy foreign arrivals have checked the upward tendency of prices, and Russian sorts, from their predominance, have rather given way; but home growth of good quility has about maintained its value, as have other sorts of fine foreign. No doubt, anxiety to make free shipments before winter had something to do with the arival of 60,000 qrs. from Russia last week, but if accounts are true respecting that country, the year's produce is very defective. Though our granaries now hold the unusual supply of nearly half a million quarters of wheat, London itself contains four million of inhabitants, with an enormous country demand to eat up .any surplus. The Paris flour trade has been dull, but wheat there, as in the provinces, has undergone little alteration. New York has slightly declined. With good stocks on hand, and large shipments yet on their way, we cannot look for a revival before Christmas but the lack of keeping quality in potatoes will require a large amount of grain to fill up the gap."
ECONOMY IN COOKING.—There is, perhaps, no word in the English language so little understood as this word—economy. Just as political econo- mists are too often considered by the vulgar to be men of hard hearts, so, too. in the art of cookery is economy often associated with mean- ness and stinginess. I have no hesitation in saying it will be invariably found that the better the cook, the more economy will be practised. There is more waste in the cottage than in the palace, for the simple reason that the cottage cook is entirely ignorant of an art which the chef has brought to perfection. What your so- called good plain cooks throw away, an ingenious French artiste will make into entrees. The French are a nation of cooks, and they cannot afford to dine without soup. Probably the contents of the dust-bins of England would then fill the soup-tureens of France. I will give a very simple instance of what I term economy in the ordinary living of middle-class families. We all know that grand, old-fashioned piece de resistance, the British sirloin. Who has not seen it in its last stages ?-the under-cut gone; the upper part dug out, on which some greedy individual has evidently grasped after the under-done piece in the middle, but who, at the same time has entirely ignored the end. The kitchen more, than follows suit to the dining-room, and what is despised above is scorned below, and perhaps the real destination of the end of the sirloin, which the young housekeeper fondly imaginesh as done for the servants' supper, has in reality supplied the kennel. Suppose, now, this end had been cut off before the joint was roasted, and placed in a little salt water, a nice wholesome and agreeable hot dinner would have been obtainable with the assistance of some boiled greens and potatoes. A little forethought in these matters constitutes real economy. Scraps of meat, fag- ends of pieces of bacon, too often wasted, will, with a little judicious management, make a nice dish of rissoles.—" CasselVs Dictionary of Cookery," Part 1. THE REGULARITY OF CHILDREN'S MEALS.—Chil- dren are early birds, and they should have their breakfasts directly they are dressed. Eight o'clock is quite late enough for them to begin the 11 matutinal repast; a one o'clock dinner, a four or five o'clock tea, and a seven or eight o'clock supper should mark out those several hours of the day. Long fasts are injurious to growing children, and, on the other hand, continual feeding is as injurious; therefore, regular hours and regular meals should be arranged and kept. The only intermediate meal allowable is that of luncheon. When children are hungry, and willing to eat plain food, it is well to let them have some in the interval between breakfast and dinner, but on no account allow them to slip into that dreadful habit or perpetually munching and crunching—an indul- gence which destroys the natural healthy appetite, and soon spreads a sickly hue over their faces.- From "Little Children: How to Feed Them," in CasseWs Family Magazine" for November.
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[PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. The Bank Rate unaltered. It is stated, from instructions received at Aldershot, this morning, that reinforcements of the 6th and 9th regiments of foot are held in readiness to proceed to join the service companies of the battalions in India. No one has yet been found to undertake the office of Mayor of Shrewsbury for the ensuing year. The Rev. Mr. Burrow, vicar of St. Mary's, has been appointed to the deanery of Chichester. To-day, a deputation from a trade union congress, recently held at Glasgow, had an inter- view with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Home Secretary. With the former to ask that an amendment be placed in the Trades Union Act, empowering unions to sue in England, Ire- land, and Scotland, without regard to where their principal offices are situate; and with the latter on the subject of summary jurisdiction of magistrates. 11 Owing to the distress among factory men, five hundred unemployed hand-loom weavers, are engaged sweeping Glasgow streets. I
THE MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follow:— s. d. s. d. White wheat (per 751b. bush.) 8 6 to 8 9 Do. do. new 7 0 to 8 0 Red wheat 6 9 to 7 6 Do. do. new 6 6 to 7 0 Malting barley. 5 0 to 5 9 Grinding do. 4 9 to 5 3 Oats (per 38 quarts) 4 6 to 5 0 Do. new 3 6 to 4 3 Beef (per lb.) 0 9 to 0 10 Mutton ditto 0 9 to 0 10 Veal ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Pork ditto 0 7t to 0 8t Fowls (per couple) 3 6 to 4 0 Ducks ditto 4 6 to 5 0 Hares (each) 0 0 to 0 0 Rabbits ditto 0 0 to 1 2 Soles (per lb.) 1 0 to 1 3' Cods ditto 0 4 to 0 6 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Salmon ditto 0 0 to 1 8 Mackerel (each) 0 0 to 0 0 Plums (per quart) 0 0 to 0 4 Apples (per hundred) 2 6 to 3 0 Butter (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 5 Eggs 0 to 14 for 1 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 Potatoes (per measure) 3 6 to 4 0 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. The wheat trade was extremely dull, at a decline of Id. to 2d. per cental since Friday. Flour quiet. Beans and peas Is. per quarter dearer on the week. Oats unaltered. Indian corn was in moderate request, at about 31s. 6d. per quarter. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 8s. 6d. to 8s. 2d.; red wheat, 7s. Od. to 8s. Od.; new wheats, 7s. Od. to 8s. Id.; oats, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od.; potatoes, per measure of 90 lbs., Os. Oi. to Os. Od.; butter, Is. 6d. to Is. 8d. per lb.; eggs 0 to 12 for a shilling; fowls, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per couple; ducks, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 7s. 6d. to 8s, Od. per bushel barley, Os. Od. to 0s. Od:; oats, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od.; butter, Is. 6d. to ls. 7d. per 18 oz.; eggs 10 to 12 for a shilling fowls, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. per couple; ducks, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od.; geese, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; potatoes, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per 120 lbs.
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