THE DEATH OF THE VICAR OF LLANIDLOES. On Wednesday evening week, the Rev. Robert Jjiarries Jones, M.A., after a long illness, departed this life at the New Vicarage House, of ^hich the deceased was the first tenant. We learn he was only 55 years of age. A feeling of general regret is felt by all who knew him that he had not been permitted to live much longer, and to further benefit his fellows by the splendid gifts he held in trust. Mr. Jones was a native Rt the romantic hamlet of Llanrwst. He there nis early life drank deep of the spirit of poesy, ttd soon became fond of books. He was uucated at the local Grammar School, and after Passing some time as a practical student of the art of printing with the late Mr. John Jones, he eQtered the University of Gottingen, in Germany, ^here he won high distinction. Returning to f^gland, he became a minister of the National Church, and after doing duty in Lancashire, in ^hich country he obtained a wife, and at Llan- airfechan he was, about twelve years ago, Ppointed Vicar of Llanidloes. As a linguist, eader, and preacher he was surpassingly clever, ELIICI as such drew to his church a large and very espectable congregation. Of his kindness of eart and deep sympathy with the poor, we ever knew his superior. During the last hard fines'' at Llanidloes, Mr. Charles Wynn, M.P., ent him five pounds for distribution among the Poor. The news soon spread among the needy, and the roadway to the Vicar's door was for a week or more afterwards lined with people of all ? £ es seeking money to buy bread to live. Mr. Jy ynn's £ 5 soon went, and another with it, before a halt could be made. The departed Vicar day laughingly told us that the honour of distributing Mr. Wynn's money had been rather costly to him. Poor people in quest of help often met him on the street, and, we are told, it ^as no uncommon thing, when his purse was JJmpty, for him to be seen running into the Rarest shop to borrow money to give away. °r long years to come the memory of Robert arries J ones will be kept green by the poor People of St. Idloes.—Mid- Wales Telegraph.
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OUR DEATH ROLL. ItIW. lUCHD. WILLIAMS, HENGOED, GLAMOKGANSIIIRE. In the death of this faithful servant of God, the church of which he was pastor has sustained a great loss, and the denomination in the Principality a popular and useful minister. lie Was ailing to some degree for five years, from a ^ery debilitating complaint, and consequently latterly been able to but partially fulfil the Uties of the pastorate. Only a fortnight Previous to his decease had a co-pastor been recognised to assist him in the work, and that by IS own request. Some two months ago, while receiving eighteen new members, nearly all young 11 11 People, children of the members of the church, fie over-exerted himself, and he never afterwards his house. Mr. Williams was a native of wwyddelwern, Merionethshire, was baptised at I'aridy"r Capel by the late Itev. J. G-. Owen, D.D., entered Pontypool College when twenty years of age, settled at Hengoed, February, 1864,and died his residence, Gwerthonor -Place, Gelligaer, Glamorganshire, on June 17th. Ilis funeral °°k place on the following Saturday, at the ^rial-grounds of this ancient Baptist church (.established 1650), when the venerable Dr.Thomas Preached to an audience of at least 1000 people, among whom were about thirty ministers of all de nominations with several magistrates of the ^strict. In addition to faithfully fulfilling his Pastoral duties, the deceased had been a poor-law 8«ardian at the Mertbyr Tydfil Board, vice- airnian of the School Board of his parish, as OK -as ?ne tlie g°vernors of tlie Gelligaer harity Schools for several years. He had been parried twice—first to Miss Rees, Cefn, Hengoed, 7 whom he had two daughters, and afterwards to Alrs. Lewis, Gwerthonor Place. He had a Pious mother who had been precious to his soul, ,nci his aged father followed his remains to their resting-place. His end was peace.—The baptist.
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RECOLLECTION OF LLANIDLOES MEN. HUMPHREY GWALCHMAI. I, once, about the year 1844, heard him preach in Bethel Chapel. The theme was Love, and the text was taken from the Songs of Solomon. How sweetly and reverently the preacher spoke of the love of God for his children on earth, no words of mine can tell. From that day to this I never heard another preacher treat his subject with so much effective power. I had in those days been reading George Coombe's Constitution of Mau and such other books on phrenology as I was able to get, an 1 according to their teachings the Rev. Humphrey Gwalchmai's head bespoke bun to be an intellectual giant, and such he really was. For ten years or more he successfully conducted "Yr Athraw," a Welsh monthly magazine of theology, philosophy, and general literature. He had, prior to that, carried on a large shopkeeping trade, in Great Oak-street, and also filled the duties of a very popular and acceptable preacher. Some way or other the shop collapsed, and the owner was suspended for some years from performing ministerial duty. It was then he took to Welsh magazine work, by means of which he did immense good to thousands of Welsh people. Just at that time, about nine out of every ten of the Llanidloes people were dinvestwyr," (abstainers from intoxicating drink) and Mr. Gwalchinai was one of their foremost advocates. He left Llanidloes about the year 1843, and, I think, died at Oswestry a few years later. His widow was some years afterwards married to the late Mr. Thomas, Penybont, Radnor, whom she survived for several years. She died a few weeks ago at Rhay- ader, aged 87 years, and her mortal remains were brought by railway to Llanidloes, to be laid to rest near her birthplace. The only thingremark- able about this good and venerable lady's funeral was the small number of people who attended it. The memory of herself and her connection with Llanidloes had well-nigh faded away—such are some of the effects of time.- H. S. in the Observer.
POLITICS IN THE PULPIT. It is shocking to find in Montgomeryshire, as well as in other counties, that it is no unusual thing for attacks to be made from the pulpit-the coward's castle, as it has been designated-upon the Prime Minister and the Government. Reference is frequently made in sermons at Dissenting places of worship, in which the Liberal leaders, such as Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Bright, are alluded to as some of our ablest statesmen, and the Premier is styled a rare Jewish cariosity. We cannot help protesting against this proceeding. Party politics in the pulpit are out of place. They are mostly excluded from the meetings of farmers' clubs and agricultural meetings in general; they are as judiciously eliminated from the proceedings at religious meetings, and above all they find no place in the preacher's text-book, the Bible. Why introduce them in the pulpit? They provoke angry retorts, and if a Parliamentary candidate thought he could ensure the advocacy of any particular minister of religion, there is no telling what amount of bribery and corruption would prevail. To sneer at our Prime Minister because of his Jewish extraction is especially a breach of good taste in a pulpit discourse. The political disabilities of the Jews have long ago been removed, and the Liberals helped to remove them. Although Lord Beaconsfield is a converted Jew, the pulpit, of all the places in the world, is the wrong place to stigmatise him as a Jewish curiosity because of such conversion. His lordship is the chosen representative of the Queen, and as such entitled to respect. Through his statesman-like diplomacy, England will be saved no doubt from war and its attendant miseries; and ministers of the gospel, who are generally proud to be called apostles of peace, should be the last to attack the man whose diplomacy has effected the hoped- for result by averting war. We hope those congregations who have the power will curb the impetuosity of their political pastors in the pulpit, and give them a gentle hint that their political harangues must henceforth be confined to secular meetings, and not let loose before congregations assembled for Christian worship.—Shrewsbury Chronicle.
THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON SMOKING AND EXTRAVAGANCE. A few evenings ago, the Bishop of Manchester held a confirmation service at All Saints' Church, Crawshawbooth. In his address to the candidates, his lordship said he considered smoking a bad, foolish, extravagant, and selfish habit." It did not do any good to the body, but harm, and it often led to drinking. On the previous day he saw two lads in Manchester, scarcely fourteen years of age, who were smoking, and a friend having asked him what he thought of that, he replied, "They are foolish boys who wish to appear to be men." Referring to extravagance in dress, his lordship said before the strike at Blackburn he was preaching a sermon at one of the churches there, when a story was related to him that a working girl, who earned 18s. to 20s. per week in the mill, wishing to be as smart as the finest lady, went and bought a very costly feather. He (the Bishop) was asked to guess what she gave for it, and he, in his ignorance as to the value of feathers, and thinking he would say enough, guessed from 7s. 6d. to 10s. He was told that she had actually given £ o, and also that many working girls in Blackburn were equally extravagant, and that one had actually given A:9 for a jacket. This was before the strike, and he was afraid they would not have so much money to spend now. It was all very well for a duchess, but it was very foolish in working girls. At Oswaldtwistle, on Sunday morning week, his lordship preached in Immanuel Church in aid of the parochial schools, and said that at the present time people asked the question whether England was passing from death into life or from life into death? If relations of confidence and goodwill were established between the producing classes of the country and capitalists, and if people were industrious and thrifty, he saw no reason why the prosperity of England should not go on. He concluded by warning them not to look to the returns of the excise—which generally arose from tobacco and spirits-as indicative of the prosperity of the country, which depended upon the masters and the workpeople doing their duty as Christians by dealing with one another honestly and fairly, and upon the parents setting the children a good example by diligent and temperate godly lives. -u_
THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS. In view of the importance attached to the new acquisition of Great Britain in the Mediterranean, we give a brief sketch of the Island of Cyprus, which will b.3 road with interest. Cyprus is the most eastern island of the Mediterranean, and lies off the coast of Syria. It is 145 miles in length, extreme breadth 55 miles, and its minimum breadth 27 miles, having an area of 4,500 square miles- about the size of Jamaica, or nearly a third less than Yorkshire, and has now a population of 200,000. It has hitherto been but little visited by travellers, owing to the erroneous st tements regarding it. There is, however, no reason why travellers should not visit this island with as great impunity as any other part of the Levant. The climate varies in different parts; the northern region is the most hilly and wooded, and the least fertile, and the heat in that district is tempered by the winds from the Karamanian Mountains, which preserve the frozen snow in the highest spots during the greater part of the year. The cold is very severe in winter. In the plains in the southern districts of Cyprus the heat of the sun is excessive, but is moderated by the sea breezes. The richest as well as the most agreeable parts of the island are in the vicinity of Cerinea and Paphos (Baffo). Larnaka, the chief seaport of the island, is about a quarter of a mile distant from the sea the consols and most of the European inhabitants reside at a suburb on the seashore, called by the Italians the Marina, which is the chief depot of the commerce of the whole island. Although Larnaka is situated in what is regarded as the worst part of Cyprus, the country around being arid, this port, it is stated, has been selected solely owing to the safe anchorage of its roads. About an hour's ride from Larnaka, situated on the borders of the large Salt Lake, on the road to Citti, is a mosque in which the Turks suppose to be interred the body of the wet-nurse of their prophet. Nikosia, the capital of Cyprus, was besieged by the Turks under Mustapha, in 1570, the siege lasting forty-five days, when it was taken by storm between the gates of Famagusta and Baffo, situate in a pretty garden, is a small mosque in which is interred the Bairactar, or standard-bearer, who first planted the Turkish flag on the walls. From the summit of the minaret of this mosque the best view, it is stated, is to be had, the mulberry and palm trees being interspersed with minarets and ancient Christian churches, now converted into mosques. The principal products of the island are wheat, barley, cotton, silk, madder-roots, olive oil, wine, carobs, hemp, pitch, wool, tobacco, salt, fine timber, and fruit there is an average yield of 1,246,000 gallons of wine and 11)8,000 cwt. of salt. These are stated to form four-fifths of the entire exportation, which is at present principally to Marseilles, Leghorn, Trieste, and coast of Syria. Nearly the entire imports consist of British goods brought from Beyrout, Constantinople, Smyrna, and the Mediterranean ports. Efforts were made in 1866 to increase the growth of cotton. LARNAKA, JULY 15TH, 3 50 P.M. This morning the British flag was hoisted here by Admiral Lord John Hay, who acts as governor until the arrival of Sir Garnet Wolseley. The troops expected from Malta have not yet arrived. The troopship Tamar has arrived at Malta. The troops for Cyprus commenced embarking at Malta, yesterday (Thursday), the day on which Sir Garnet Wolseley and his staff were expected to arrive.
AN AMIABLE TURK. The following letter appeared in The Leicester Chronicle for June 22nd, 1878 THE CHARACTER AND FUTURE OF THE TURK. To the Editor. Sir,-Though now in my 77th year, a-bed, and helpless in body, I can well recollect my intimacy with good old Thomas Brown, an old naval pen- sioner. It was about the year 1838. I resided near him at Westbury, Wiltshire. He was then blind, and about 70 years old. I remember vividly all he said, and what he had passed through. I have always had deep feelings for my country's peace and virtues so that the events that have occurred during the last 50 years are fresh in my mind. I often sat and talked with Thomas, being much interested in his warlike tales, tersely told He related how he had fought at the battle of Travalgar, where Nelson fell. Thomas fought at an under first-deck gun, in the ship next to that of the Admiral. When a comrade had a leg cut off, Thomas carried him down to the cock-pit to the doctor. Another comrade was killed, cut through the middle, and then Thomas had to fling him through the port-hole into the sea It was terrible work, everything being besmeared with human blood. Brown's ship was placed between two French ships. Thomas escaped unhurt, and witnessed the victory. He also heard the jeering retort of the French at the English shouts—Where is Nelson? knowing he lay dead below. In subsequent years Thomas was shipped to resist Napoleon's forces against the English near Alexandria, in Egypt. But the marches across some sandy plains affected his eyes, and it ended in his total blindness. From Egypt he was shipped to Acre, a Mahommedan fort, opposite Mount Carmel, where the French sought to destroy Turkish rule on the Palestine coast. In Acre fort, Thomas Brown had to fight, side by side, with Turkish warriors. He related with special interest what he saw there. Once, when an unfor- tunate French soldier was killed outside, a Turk dragged his body into the fort, laid hold of it, and vented his Turkish spleen by biting its cheek and ear with his savage teeth, saying, "Thou, infidel, why darest thou to fight against our prophet?" and adding besides, all the scornful epithets of abuse on it he could command.—Such seems to be the spirit of the Turk, whose empire was raised by fire and sword. It is true Mohamed taught the doctrine of "one God." But what sort of a God? One that decreed all bad as well as good. If good-to them only Could good co-exist with evil, in one believ- ing ? I am ordained to whatever I do or desire," &c. Hence the few luxuriously rich in Constanti' nople—they who indulge in a degrading polygamy and deal in slavery-rule. The rest are taught to expect, as their serfdom's reward, a region of lust with countless maidens in the seventh heaven hereafter. It is well that such an empire should be diminished to half its military streno-th. never to rally." Permitted at first to rise, and to exist so long, as a corrective and check to prevent corrupt Christianity from spreading in the East; and loved and fostered by Imperial smiles—Constantine, who first built Constantinople and gave it his name, fostered the fearful delusion. b Other beneficent results may now and will yet be served, while Turkey rolls on as a boulder of brimstone from Mount Etna Who knows but that Russia too may be reformed ? The czar, the court, and the parlia- ment to be may yet become as enlightened, liberal, and benevolent, as our deservedly-honoured Glad- stone and John Bright would wish to see! The shah and his Persia may receive the same blessings, and all other nations in time may be brought under the radiant and healing rising of "the bright and morning star," till virtue and joys abound. Let all who can, hail the day. 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PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords, on Monday, the Duke of Richmond, replying to Earl Granville, said he had to lay on the table a map "showing the territory that had been restored to Turkey by the Congress," and a despatch from Lord Salisbury enclosing a copy of the Treaty of Berlin. Govern- ment intended to make a statement on Thursday as to the Congress. Lord Oranmore and Browne asked if it were true that the climate of Cyprus is unhealthy. The Duke of Richmond said that according to information received by the Govern- ment the island is salubrious. Earl Granville pointed out that the replies recently made in the two houses as to whether there were harbours in the island were conflicting. He thought the Government should take care to have no uncertain information as to the salubrity or otherwise of the climate. From the latest information it appeared that Cyprus really has no harbours, and the air and water of the island are pernicious. The Duke of Richmond said that one London weekly journal had spoken of the island as capable of being made a sanatorium for Europe. The subject then dropped. In the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer hoped the Indian financial state- ment would be made on the 29th instant. In reply to questions, Mr. Cross said Government had no information of any treaty between Holland and Germany for the cession of the Netherlands to Germany. The Treaty of Berlin would be laid on the table that evening, but it would not be printed until Tuesday afternoon. Lord Sandon intimated that the Board of Trade would give every assistance if the railway companies would agree to a competitive trial of brakes, and ex- pressed his opinion that the time had come when the railways ought to adopt a satisfactory system of continuous brakes. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved that Government business have precedence on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the session. In the discussion that ensued, Mr. Gladstone strongly supported the appeal of the O'Connor Don, that the Irish Sunday Closing Bill should not be thrown over. Prefacing his reply by the remark that the time had not yet arrived for the massacre of the Innocents," Sir Stafford Northcote indicated the course Govern- ment intended to pursue.
ENGLYN-GYFARCH EMRYS JOHN, CYNTAF- ANEDIG Y PARCH. T. D. EVANS, VICTORIA, EBBW VALE. Y WYBR egyr yn bur agos-i Emrys — Ei amrant sy'n dangos; Y boreu a ddaeth, heb aros O'n haul ni, o ganol nos. 'Wefus fechan a'i fwys fochan-mor lan, Mor luniaidd ei aeliau; Ei glws, gwmlwa, gym'lau-a'i ben Iach, ail Eden, uwch ei aelodau. Malu 'n iach fel melin iechy(I-ar uchel Na rychwyd gan adfyd, Na 'i fochau gan afiechyd; Gwena o'i fodd—gwyn ei fyd. Am rasa bwyd, Emrys bach,—glan ddillad A gwyn beilliad, hawdd gwenu bellach. Am laeth y maeth esmwythach Gwyro ei ben mae'r gwr bach. Ty'd awen y taid anwyl! I nwyd a hoen, naid i hwyl. Hen gwrs y tynu gwersi, Gad yn awr,-mae gyda ni Ddigon, ac amryw ddegau 0 ryw y gwir, a rhai gau. Bydd dawel, a baidd dèwi,-dyrcha 'th ben Iach i dy ddalen, a chwyd i addoli. 0 bobol! swyn y babi Geir yn awr i'n gyru ni 'N wallgof a dof yr un dydd, A chwareu fel ohwiorydd Troedio a neidio mewn nwyd, Heb ginio-neb ag anwyd: Dyna ni,-rhai dan y nen A red, a rhai ar aden Pawb ar frys, a'n melus fwyd I'w nursio heb un arswyd. Dw'r eto "—a'r forwyn drobian-" Esther, Rhed,—estyn y baban I'w swcio, lie mae 'r sucan ? Dyna lwy-ydi hi 'n lan ?" Dyna, ah! nhw 'r bitw, bwytwch—eilun Anwyla dedwyddweh; Yr hen swell, mae o 'r un rwch a'i fami,- Naw swyn ei dadi; ga'i gusan, deudweh ?" Ei fin ddel yn fel hi fydd-i ddenu Adduned chwiorydd; Am gusan hi dry 'n ymgeisydd A'r llenor da, mor lion a'r dydd. Dadi a ma,mi 'n dweyd a mwmian-na fu, Na fydd y fath faban A gwr y ty, ger y tan—yn dotio Clywch ei Ohoio fel cloch hwian. Gan wyn afiaeth a gwen nefawl, Dyna fo ar don o fawl! ANEURIN.
BATHING FATALITY AT MENAI BRIDGE. Owen Williann, a booking clerk at Menai Bridge railway station, was drowned in the Menai Straits, about nine o'clock on Saturday night. He was bathing with a companion near Careg- yrhalen, on the Anglesea side of the straits, and .7!1 appears to have been carried out of his depth by the tide. The cutter of the Bangor battery of naval artillery volunteers was going up the straits to Carnarvon with a detachment for the Goshawk gunboat, which is lying off Carnarvon, and the cries for assistance reaching the ears of those in the cutter, they pulled towards the spot. Instructor Cross and Mr. Rathborne, one of the volunteers, pluckily dived in without waiting to strip off their uniform, but were too late to be of any service. The body was soon recovered and brought to shore, and attempts were made by Dr. Hughes to restore animation, but without effect. The deceased, who was about eighteen years old, was a native of Prestatyn, and had been at Menai Bridge about a year.
DENBIGH, RUTHIN AND CORWEN RAILWAY. Great things were expected for Ruthin when the London and North-Western came into pos- session of the line hence a band of music went down to meet the first train. It is true that a vast improvement has been made in the carriages put on; even the third class coaches being divided into compartments and splendidly cushioned as on the best lines, and there is not now the crowding there used to be. But as regards the service of trains the change for the better is not very striking. Ruthin has benefited by the late train to Denbigh, leaving Corwen at 8.30 and Ruthin at 9.15, and this will undoubtedly be a great boon, but on the other hand one afternoon traiu has been discontinued, so that there is no train from Ruthin to Denbigh between 2. 15 and 6-30, a period of 4i hours, and, also the 4 last train from Denbigh to Ruthin is 7.5 P;111- The trains do not run through from Chester to Corwen as was expected, but a through carriage from Chester is merely attached to the Corwen train at Denbigh. The works have been removed from Ruthin to Denbigh, so that the latter town gets the benefit of the workmen that used to be employed at the- sheds, &c. Two of the old company's engines (John Jones" and "Beeswing" have'been sent away to Crewe, pro- bably to be broken up, they having done good service. Altogether the transfer has, of course been beneficial, and we have no doubt but that in time the service of trains will be improved and the neighbourhood generally benefited by the arrangement.
THRQAT IRRITATION.-Soreness and dryness, tick. ling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. Glycerine, in these agreeable confections, being in proximity to the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, becomes actively healing. Sold only in 6d. and Is. boxes, by post on receipt of 8 or 14 stamps, labelled "JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle Street, and 170, Piccadilly, London."—Depot in Wrexham: E, Rowland, High Street.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not holrl ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.) To the Editor of the" Llangollen Advertiser." Sir,-It was with much surprise and indignation that I read in last week's Advertiser an attack upon me both by yourself and an anonymous correspon- dent, in which you charge me as Clerk to the Llangollen Local Board with" dodging" and clumsiness." I am glad to learn from your letter to me of yesterday's date that you deeply regret having applied these remarks" to me. I accept this apology upon the understanding that you insert the whole of this letter in next Thursday's Advertiser. The facts are as follows :—A Local Board advertisement was inserted by me in the Advertiser on 1st March last, for the insertion of which you charged £ 3 15s. At a subsequent Board meeting, remarks were made as to the amount of this charge, and I was instructed upon any future occasion to make arrangements with you as to the price to be charged for an advertisement. It was necessary that the auditor's report should be advertised withinH days from its date. My clerk asked, you on the 26th June whether you would publish the report for the same price as last year, but you declined to do so, as you said the advertisement was larger and that you would charge a- I 5s. My clerk told you that if you could insert it for £ 1, it should be done. Not hearing from you, he called upon you on Thursday the 27th ult.to receive your reply, and you then agreed to insert the advertisement for £ 1, the price he had fixed; but upon going to the printing office you said that it was too late to insert it at all that week. My clerk, being bound to insert the advertisement within the 14 days, sent it to the Editor of the Wrexham Advertiser, who without any demur inserted it for £ 1. Such are the plain facts of the case. As to the law, with deference to the legal knowledge of the Editor of the Llangollen Advertiser who states—" in our opinion, notwithstanding the publication of the balance sheet in the said journal, the Board is still bound by law to make it more public," I would observe that the words of the Public Health Act are—"and shall publish an abstract of such accounts in some one or more of the local newspapers circulated in the district," and I must submit that insertion in the Wrexham Advertiser fully meets the requirements of the statute. I should not have written at such length, but that the charge made was a very grave one. I am confident that the ratepayers of Llangollen will feel I was fully justified in endeavouring to save them even so small a sum as five shillings, and will see that whoever may have been guilty of dodging" or clumsiness" in this matter, such charges cannot at any rate be laid at the door of myself or my clerk. Yours, &c., J. PARRY JONES. Oswestry, July 16th, 1878. [When we refused the advertisement on account of the lateness of the hour, it was sent to Wrexham with a note stating that they might insert it if they would do so for 20s. Mr. Bradley at the time being absent in London, the clerk did not like taking the responsibility of declining it. But Mr. Bradley says that the price ought to be Y,2 143.-EDIroR.J THE GLYN FAMILY SQUABBLE. To the Editor of the" Llangonen Advertiser." Sir,—I beg permission to state that the report published in your worthy paper of July 12th, of the Corwen County Court, in which the case of Mr. W. Hughes, Birmingham, v. Mr. Richard Rees, Glynceiriog, was tried, consists of several unworthy and unjust accusations against the defendant, Mr. Richard Rees, the truth of which statements he defies the plaintiff or any one else to prove; and although defendant has been subjected to a most cruel treatment from the hands of plaintiff and his family, it is very evident that he has a great many sympathisers, who should, as well as defendant, be glad to have another trial of the case, into which defendant could bring several witnesses to clearly contradict plaintiff's statements, or the plaintiff should prove through the columns of the Llangollen Advertiser that his state- ments are true. It is stated in your report that the parties had not lived happily together and that "the deceased had been neglected," which statements could and would be contradicted by defendant and his witnesses, and above all by a statement made by plaintiff's father previous to Mrs. Rees's death. Can your reporter or the plaintiff prove that defendant "remained as inactive as a post" when Dr. Jones recommended brandy as medicine. Defendant can prove that he offered to fetch it twice or three times, but was stopped by plaintiff. What business had plaintiff to buy so many as six bottles of brandy of his own accord, and by whom were they used ? Mrs. Rees never drank the brandy, and her husband had no account whatever of it until he received plaintiff's bill calling him to pay for it. It is stated also that defendant had "an aversion to pay a single farthing if he could have helped it," and this is brought forward as a proof of defendant's "shameful disregard of his wife," in answer to which defendant can prove that in a letter received by plaintiff on the morning of the 9th of April he applied for plaintiff's bill fully intending to pay all expenses. Your report also states that defendant after going with his wife's conveyance to Chirk station "never offered to buy the railway tickets required then," in answer to which defendant wishes to ask plaintiff if he has forgotten that he received three pounds ten shil- lings from defendant's hand in the house before starting, which sum ought to have sufficed to pay for deceased's travelling expenses to Birmingham. It is also strange that a gentleman like the plain- tiff should dare ask the defendant to pay the expenses of plaintiff's brother, who took advantage of his sister's illness to go to Birmingham to seek for work. Many besides the writer of these lines are able to prove that there was not a happier husband and wife in Glynceiriog than Mr. and Mrs. Rees were; it is therefore a shame that such untruthful statements have been made by plain- tiff, and it is but right that be should prove their truthfulness, or withdraw and apologise for them in your next issue of the Llangollen Advertiser. SOJIEBODV.
THE AMERICAN HARVEST The wheat crop in the United States is already being harvested in many parts of the country, and it is estimated that the yield will reach 400,000,000 bushels, or ten bushels for every man, woman and child in the country if the population be forty millions. All the grain crops, it is stated, look promising. The potato crop in most of the States will be of "immense magnitude," though it has been damaged in some parts of the country by excessive rains. The grass crop is the heaviest that has been known for many years, the days of storm in the early spring having favoured its growth. The severe frosts that occurred during the set- ting of the fruit buds were injurious, though the promise during their blooming season was most satisfactory. The crop of peaches in California this season will, it is estimated, not be more than half the usual quantity, and the quality of the fruit promises to be indifferent. The heavy and late rains produced "curled lerj," with which nearly every tree is scarred. There will, however, be an abundance of all other kind, of fruits in this State. The strawberry crop especially is repor- ted to be abundant and excellent.-Pall Mall Gazette.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT- AND PILLS.—Counsel for the delicate.—Those to whom the changeable temperature is a protracted period of trial should seek the earliest opportunity of removing all obstacles to good health. This cooling Ointment, perseveringly rubbed upon the skin, is the most reliable remedy for overcoming all diseases of the throat aD, chest, Diphtheria, relaxed, tonsils, sore thsoat, swollen glands, ordinary catarrh, and bronchitis, usually prevailing at this season, may be arrested as soon as discovered, and every symptom banished by Holloway's simple and effective treatment. This Ointment and Pills are highly commended for the facility with which t4ey successfully contend with infjuen^a j they allay in an incredibly short time the distressing fever and teasing cough.
LATEST TELEGRAMS. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. LIVERPOOL RACES. LIVERPOOL PLATE. Hesper, 1st; Kaleidoscope, 2nd Childe Haro, 3rd. Four ran. PRESTON PLATE. Centenary, 1st; King Cloves, 2nd; Instantly, 3rd. Three ran. DEWSHAM HANDICAP. Borgie, 1st; Prophete, 2nd; Prince Anlafsi- bune, 3rd. Three ran. STANLEY STAKES. Temple, 1st; Gourmet, 2nd; Darnley, 3rd. Three ran. LIVERPOOL ST. LEGER Matador, 1st; King Bores, 2nd; Aristotle, 3rd. Three ran. LATHAM NURSERY STAKES. Yxauguises. w.o. LANE WITCHES HANDICAP. Prophete. w.o. AINTREE CUP. Dalhani. W.O. At County Tyrone Assizes, to-day, Thomas Price was sentenced to be executed for the murder of his wife. Prisoner is sixty-seven years of age. Mr. Grey, of Harwick, who was invited to contest in the Liberal interest declined to do so, having resolved to become second Liberal candi- date for the borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Bolton Liberal Council, last night, empha- tically condemned the Government's Asiatic policy, and called upon the Liberal party to refuse necessary supplies.
THE MARKETS. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDA y.-The quotations were as follow:- s. d. s. d. White wheat (per 751b. bush.) 7 0 to 7 6 Red wheat 9 9 to 7 3 Malting barley 6 3 to 7 0 Grinding do. 5 0 to 5 6 Oats (per 38 quarts) 3 6 to 4 6 Beef (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 11 Veal ditto 0 7 to 0 9 Mutton ditto 0 9 to 0 11 Pork ditto 0 7 to 0 8 Lamb (per lb.). 0 9 to 0 11 Rabbits ditto 0 10 to 1 0 Fowls (per couple) 4 0 to 4 6 Ducks ditto 5 6 to 6 0 -Soles (per lb.) 1 0 to 1 2 Cods ditto I 0 0 to 0 8 Plaice ditto 0 0 to 0 4 Salmon ditto 1 4 to 1 6 Mackerel(each). 0 0 to 0 6 New Potatoes (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 It Cherries (per lb.) 0 8 to 0 9 Gooseberries (per qt.) 0 4 to 0 5 Strawberries ditto 0 6 to 0 8 Butter (per lb.) 0 0 to 1 3 Eggs 00 to 13 for 1 0 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 2 LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. The activity and buoyancy of Friday last were wanting at this morning's market, and only a moderate business was done in wheat, at a decline of Id. per cental. Flour quiet, without change. Indian corn 6d. per quarter lower, closing at about 22s. 9d. per quarter for new mixed American, and upon only a moderate trade. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d.; red wheat, 9s. 9d. to 7s. 3d.; barley, 6s. 3d to 7s. 0d.; oats, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d.; potatoes, 00 lbs. to 00 lbs. for a shilling; butter, Is. 5d'. to Is. 6d. per lb.; eggs, 12 to 13 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per couple; ducks, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Od. per couple. WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 3d. per bushel; barley, Os. 01. to Os. Od.; oats, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 9d.; butter, Is. 41. to Is. 5d. per IS oz.; eggs 10 to 12 for a shilling fowls, 3s. 61. to 4s. 63. per couple; ducks, 4s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; geese, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per lb.; potatoes, new, 10s. 01. to lis. 03. per 120 lbs. MARKET DRAYTON, WEDNESDAY.—Wheat, 7s. 3d. to 7s. 83.. per bushel of 75 Ibs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per 38 quarts.; oats, 21s. Od. to 22s. 6d. per 225 lbs. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY.—Wheat, 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d.;barle.y,0s. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d.; eggs, 00 to 12 for a shilling; butter, Os. Od. to Is. 10d. per dish of 24 oz. ducks, 4s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. per couple; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 5s. 6d.; geese, 03. to 003. per lb. potatoes, Os. Od. to Os. Od. per bushel. SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat, per 75 lbs., 7s. Od. to 3s. 3d.; red wheat, 6s. 8d. to 6s. 10d. oats, per 225 lbs., 21s. Od. to 25s. Od.; beans, per 225 lbs., 22s. Od. to 23s. Od.; malt, per imperial bushel, 9s. 0:1. to 9s. 6d. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY-Wheat, Os. OJ. to Os. Od barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, OOs. Od. to 00s. Od. per bag eggs, 00 to 14 for a shilling; butter Os. Od. to Is. 2d. per lb.; fowls, 0s. 0d. to 4s. Od. per couple ducks, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. per couple; geese, 0s. OJ. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, Od. to 2d. per lb.; beef, IOd. to lid. per lb.; mutton, 003. to 101. veal, 9d. to lOd lamb, Od. to lid.; pork, Od. to Od.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. BIRTHS. July 13th, the wife of Mr. John E. Griffiths, Church-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. July 15th, the wife of Mr. William Conway, black- smith, Queen-street, Llangollen, of a daughter. July 13th, the wife of Mr. Robert Evans, Llechwedd, Llandrillo, of a son. July 8th, the wife of Mr. Richard Ingram, warehouseman, Top of Great Oak-street, Llanidloes, of a son. MARRIAGES. July 1st, at St. David's Church, Liverpool, by the Rev. E. T. Davies, B.A., Edward, son of the late Mr. Edward Goff, Lyth, Shropshire, to Margaret Eleanor Moreton, of Kinnerley, in the same county. July 9fch, at the Parish Church, Wellington, by the Rev. W L. Nicholls, St. Saviour's, Birmingham, assisted by the Rev. T. W. Sturges. John Pickstock, West End House, Winchester, to Sasan, third daughter of John Slaney, Parville House, Wellington, Salop. DEATHS. July 15th, at Maesmawr House, Llangollen, after a. lingering illness of many months, Bessie, the dearly- beloved child of Eliza Lloyd Morris, in her eighteenth year. July 13th, aged 33, Mr. Elias Morris, shoemaker Pandy-inelin-deir-wy, Glynceiriog. July 15th, at Brongill, Glyn Traian, Mr. Thomas Roberts, late of Maengoron, Llantysilio, aged 65 years. July 10th, at the Rectory, Llanidloes, the Rev* Robert Harries Jones, M.A., rector, aged 55 years July 12th, aged 49, the wife of Mr. Andrew Robert- son, builder, Llanfyllin. June 27th, aged 52, at New-street, Fi-ankwell Shrewsbury, Mr. Richard Withers.
RECKITT'S PABis BLUE.—The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appreciation of its merits by the Public has been attended by the usual result, viz., a flood of imita- tions: the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in imitating the square shape but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the genuine article. The Manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buvers to see Reckitt's Paris Blue" on each packet.—158a c FLORILINE !-For the Teeth and Breath.—A few drops of the liquid ^Floriline" sprinkled au a wet tooth-brush produoes a pleasant lather, which thor- oughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gams, prevonts tartar, stops decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly whiteness and a delightful fragrance to the breath." It removes all unpleasant odcsur arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. ''The Fragrant Floriline," beia» composed in part o,f honey and sweet herbs, is delit cious to thy taste, and the greatest toilet discovery' of the age. Price 2s. 6d., of all Chemists and Per- fumers. Prepared by Henry C. GALLUP, 493, Oxford- street, London.—314. THROAT AFFECTIONS ASD HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat 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 sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. lxd. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough.'2' a slight cold," or branchial affections, cannot try them too soon ^5^similar troubles, if allowed to progress result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Trochesare" on the Government Stamp around eaoii box.—Manu- factured by JOHN 1. BROWS & SONS, Boston, United. States Depot, 493, Oxford-street, Loudou.—315,.